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    321 KB Zombie & Witch XIV Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)17:31 No.18806477  


    Twitter for next thread time: HereticalLoveQ

    At long last, after evading some lax guards and fighting off a Cyclops, you found what was buried so long ago in the hell of the destruction at Pompeii.

    A man made out of water.

    Who now claims he has some good dirt on one half of the family that deals in the bodies of the rended witches. At least he seems quite eager to impart the information on to you.

    "Well you could say we're here to destroy your family, I suppose. Depends on how involved they are in all of this I suppose." You cross your arms as you stick a cigarette between your teeth.

    "Hah! I know my family well enough to say with earnest, that whatever it is you're talking about, they are probably involved." Faustus laughs in his gurgling, watery laugh.

    "You seem quite confident." Kiara raises an eyebrow.

    "Well! What can I say? Anyways, what they are doing currently is of little interest to me. I'm trapped down here, I don't care about out there. All I want is for you to bring them... Misfortune, if you will. It's been quite troublesome to be buried, after all. Especially with just a Cyclops, those creatures can't even learn the most basic of..."

    "The point, get to the point!" Kiara berates Faustus, who sighs and shakes his head.

    "Ah yes, the point. I suppose you've not merely come to chat, after all. Tell me, little girl, what do you know about fiends?"
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    "Fiends?" Kiara's eyes narrow.

    "Indeed, fiends." Faustus nods with what you think might be a grin.

    "Humans turned into monsters, drawn to sources of magic. What of them?" Kiara's voice sounds exasperated, you know she doesn't like it when people don't get to the point.

    "Ah, so they are." Faustus nods again, "But... What then makes a fiend?"

    "A human, what of it?!" The witch barks, not bothering to mask her annoyance.

    "Indeed, a human. Though not just any human, for mundane blood a fiend is not. Fiends, you see, were once like one of us. Magic users, those blessed with the gift of power unimaginable to simple humans."

    "I don't get it. I thought you were going to give us some dirt on your family, not a lecture about fiends." You raise an eyebrow, chewing on the cigarette.

    "And what makes you think that they aren't one and the same?" Faustus smiles darkly, his watery form sharp enough for you to notice it now. "You see, human, magic users aren't free of our own diseases. Much like you can catch the wasting disorder and shrivel to a corpse, so can we turn to fiends."

    "Which correlates with your family how?" Kiara's eyes narrow.

    "I'm no doctor, nor am I an expert on fiends. What I can tell you, is that my family is cursed with a higher rate of the disease than any other. A shameful blight upon our proud lineage, to be sure. One that the patriarchs wished to remain... Less than public knowledge."

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    Sorry for being a bit late, roof was leaking all of last night in the rain and today was dry enough for me to work on it.

    Ah well, at least I get some $$ off of rent for fixing my own shit.

    Anyways, thread on.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)18:25 No.18806949
    ask about what this got to do with kiara's body
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)18:38 No.18807073
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)18:38 No.18807075
    is there noone here today?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)18:39 No.18807084
    "... youre saying we can blackmail them, somehow?"
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)18:42 No.18807107
    "So does this have anything to do with a witch's body? One already rended?"

    Faustus gives you a puzzled look, as though unsure of what exactly you're asking.

    "Rended? Body? I've never heard of such things."

    "It happened well after your time. A new Order of witch hunters, likely linked to the descendents of your family, found a way to split a magic user into three parts. Mind, body, and soul. As you can surely tell, I am not complete, I need my body. It would seem that your descendents take a particular interest in the bodies of magic users." Kiara fills him in on the details.

    "Ah, I see. Well I can tell you that my family has long been searching for an answer to our curse, some way to free ourselves of the plague of the fiends. Certainly anyone linked to our blood would wish for a cure of some kind, to end our disgrace. Quite interesting, this rending..." Faustus muses.

    "Think they might be doing some experimenting of their own?" You look sidelong at Kiara, who shrugs.

    "I wouldn't put it past them, though my intuition tells me they aren't at the root of all of this. Certainly they wouldn't be against using the current status quo for their own gain."
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)18:46 No.18807140
    Oh crap, I'm late. Good thing it's slow, I guess.

    We should probably just get as much info as we can about where the family is likely to be, and where they'd keep things they want safe (other than here). We're bound to have alerted someone by now. Might offer to set him free, if we can.
    And is the wasting disorder he mentioned just the plague, or is it something we need to be concerned about?
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)18:47 No.18807143
    "Wouldn't be the first time." Faustus chuckles.

    "Well shit, this doesn't help us out much." You sigh. "What else do you know about this fiend disease?"

    "Only what we knew at the time, certainly they've found out more by now if they've kept up the search for an answer. It takes us when we're young, at the height of our natural talents. It starts off slowly enough, an unquenchable thirst for magic. Eventually the afflicted cannot take in enough to meet their needs, bleeding it far too quickly to replenish. Like a sponge caught out in the open air, they become shriveled, until they end up like what you've seen... A hollow shell that is forever drawn to sources of power, until the disease takes them too far, and silences them once and for all."

    "They die?" You ask after Faustus finishes his description.

    "Eventually, yes. The rate is dependent on the individual power of the diseased. One such as you, girl, would take quite some time to wither."

    You glance at Kiara again, eyes drawn to the malevolent smirk slowly spreading.

    "We've seen fiends recently, Faustus. I know your family well enough to know that if they had a cure, they would sell it out to any others for a high price. Either they aren't sharing, or they have yet to come up with any such cure." Kiara looks over at you, "Which means, mortal, that there is a good chance that we have a nice bit of blackmail."
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)18:51 No.18807190
    Wouldn't blackmail require some sort of active magic user society to disclose the information to? They might be in league with the Order, but I don't see why they'd care. Unless there are a lot more MUs underground than we think, I just don't see how we could leverage this anymore.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)18:54 No.18807207
    How are we supposed to leverage this and why is your magical family in league with an order of witch hunters?

    Who would we threaten to disclose this to, it's not like we can say we'll visit the head of the Bleeding Sword over tea and let him know all about your fiendosity.

    Also, not to be rude, but how in hell did you end up as a pool of water?
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)18:56 No.18807222
    Wasting disease/disorder is what the ancient world referred to cancer as.

    "Never took you for the blackmail type."

    "You don't topple an empire without a fair amount of blackmail and backstabbing, mortal."

    "An empire?" Faustus asks with uncertainty.

    "Yeah, little miss "Befriended of the barnyard" here apparently brought down the Roman empire. Things have changed a lot since you've been down here man." You jerk your thumb toward Kiara.

    Faustus nods slowly, mulling it over.

    "So it would seem. I can tell you one thing boy, kings come and go, but man never changes. He is always a greedy, deceitful creature. And women..." Faustus looks back toward Kiara, "Are certainly no exception."

    "A point I won't deny." Kiara laughs once.

    "I still don't get it, how do we use this as blackmail? Who do we tell?" You frown.

    "Tell me, Faustus, what was the policy upon marriage? Was such information disclosed?" You can tell by the tone of her voice that she's holding quite a hand, she wouldn't make a great poker player.

    "Disclosed? To those outside the immediate family? Outside of the patriarch and a handful of others? Certainly not. Who would wish to marry into such a curse?" Faustus grins right back at Kiara's own evil smirk, and nods his head, "Split them from the inside, girl, and the beast shall slay itself."

    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:00 No.18807263
    How did you end up as a birdpond? I'm guessing you sincerely pissed someone off as people choose a more mobile form of immortality, or at least one with some conversation.

    So all we have to do is find the patriarch of the family and convince him that keeping his fiendish secret secret is worth more than keeping her body.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:04 No.18807295
    Oh. That'll work.
    Right then, so where do we find these chumps, and where would they keep something like O' Bane of Picnics here's body?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:05 No.18807300
    how did you end up as a puddle?
    anything else you deem usefull knowledge?
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)19:14 No.18807364
    "So..." You ask, still a bit confused.

    "You're family has intertwined quite heavily with another, Faustus. The Crispo family, one nearly as wealthy and influential as your own. I don't suppose, however, the the Medici would ever fully integrate, would they?"

    "You're a clever one. No, certainly not. Nor would this other family, I suppose. I'd bet my honor that there is at least some divide, no matter how small and hidden it might be. Take it up with either side of the split, and turn it into a chasm. Either way, I would expect you'll find what you're looking for." Faustus chuckles as he nods his head.

    "So they'll hand over her body one way or another, you think?" You ask the watery form in front of you.

    "In lieu of an internal conflict? Yes. In the unmasking of a scandal such as this? Certainly. Appeal to one side, turn it against the other."

    "Yeah, you make it sound easy. Is that how you wound up as a puddle buried inside the ruins of a city?"

    "A man deprived of his rightful place is a man scorned, and a man scorned cares little for keeping such secrets as secrets, or avoiding taboo. I was to assume the mantle of our family's patriarch. A title I didn't take lightly. So when I was so wrongfully denied, well... The call of power corrupts all who can taste it, and I was no exception. Necromancy is the most disgraceful of all magic, you see. So disgraceful in fact, that my family would have rather me be little more than water and mind, than to raise an army of the dead in an attempt to reclaim my stolen crown." Faustus's eyes, little more than blue orbs, turn toward Kiara.

    "Which means you must have been in quite a predicament, little girl, to have lowered yourself to such practices."

    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:17 No.18807398
    "Funny, I don't feel like a disgrace."
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:20 No.18807419
    I'm guessing that she realized I was too awesome to die.

    Seriously, thanks Kiara, I happen like this breathing thing, bringing me back isn't a disgrace though my opinion might be biased by you bringing me back from the dead and my obvious enjoyment of life.

    Anything we can do for you while we're down here Faustus?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:23 No.18807437
    Yeah, I guess I take a more pragmatic view on that. But if that's it, we should really get going. Nice talking to you, mister water dude, keep an eye out for dem order guys.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)19:28 No.18807479
    "I don't feel like a disgrace, and I don't blame her for bringing me back. I'm too damn awesome to die." You smirk.

    "Not a disgrace, eh? Tell me, boy, has she told you the conditions of what you are now? That at any moment, she can strip you of your free will? Or let you fall to the earth, dead once again? Make no mistake, she owns you, all of you." Faustus shakes his head as he stares right in your eyes, "Never fool yourself into thinking you've any real choices. You are a puppet, a tool. She can make you dance any dance she pleases... Don't let yourself forget that."

    Faustus leans back and his form slowly begins to shrink, water cascading gently back down into the basin.

    "Not that you will listen, I should think. If you've nothing more, than go. Go, and tell them, at the last moment, that Faustus has had his revenge."

    You watch as the last few droplets of water fall to the pool beneath, which slowly becomes perfectly calm once more.

    "Right... Well, no sense in staying here. Lets get going." You look over at Kiara, who nods despite her closed eyes.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:30 No.18807494
    holy crap, i'd forgotten that papa-n was running another quest post-HLQ. is it any good?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:31 No.18807505
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    rolled 7 = 7

    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:31 No.18807508
    It is hells of good.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:32 No.18807516
    Piss in the fountain.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:34 No.18807530
    What, we don't have a can of whoop-ass we can use as a container and take him with us? Someone who can melt into water to get between cracks is a mighty useful ally indeed.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:35 No.18807539
    Figure out how to get back up to the surface

    "Yeah, i'm pretty sure I knew all that. And I know she doesn't want to do that because otherwise the mistress of questionable attire would remove my smart-ass mouth"
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:36 No.18807548
    Yes, read through it.
    We're probably going to need to have a chat with Kiara to clear the air on that issue. We made a bargain with her that said we'd help her find her parts, it's had some serious unpleasant bits but we've also gotten to meet Socrates and travel the world some. It's much better than death and honestly has been a pretty nice road trip.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:36 No.18807552
    Eh, it's not like he's wrong. We're not in a good situation; the fact that we can't do anything about it doesn't make it any less bad. Besides, we need to get the fuck out. I'm surprised we haven't been interrupted already.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:39 No.18807577
    We can still pee on him though.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:40 No.18807594
    Meet up with the kids, discuss possibilities of getting an in with one of the two families, even though that inevitably leads to someone trying to fuck us over.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)19:43 No.18807614


    You glance over your shoulder at Kiara's VERY disapproving gaze.

    "What? What?! Oh come on... You know you want to see what happens..."

    She starts floating away without you, leaving you alone with the walls of illuminated death masks.

    You sigh and zip yourself back up, "Party pooper..."

    "She hasn't made me dance yet, Faustus. Otherwise she would have put a stop to my wise ass comments." You say quietly to the dais of water in front of you, which doesn't respond.

    Side by side again after having caught back up, you and Kiara start back the way you came through the long earthen tunnel. Despite yourself, you can't help but keep a keen eye out for more mythical creatures down here. After all, one decked you in the face just a short while ago.

    "Relax, mortal. There aren't any more down here, nor perhaps anywhere."

    "Hah, sorry. I keep expecting Medusa to pop out of the wall and turn me to stone." You laugh and shake your head.

    Something clutches the sleeve of your shirt, stopping you. You turn around to see Kiara floating behind you, gaze on the dirt floor.

    "He's not lying, you know. About necromancy. That day we first met, when I brought you back, that is the reason I told you I'd never wanted to do something like that. It is disgraceful, to the both of us. Whatever comes of all of this, mortal... Don't let me lose track of who I am." She raises her puple eyes to meet your own.

    "I won't." You nod.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:43 No.18807616
    hurry up to your allies

    and dont be petty, skip the fountain pissing
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:49 No.18807654
    >Don't let me lose track of who I am." She raises her puple eyes to meet your own.

    >"I won't." You nod.


    We still get to keep making up titles right?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:51 No.18807674
    As if anything in the world could stop us. No matter what happens she'll still be the dark stubber of toes, she who squeaks in the night, Mistress of that which gets stuck in a drawer.

    And yes, that is Dawww.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:51 No.18807680
    "We should probably meet up with the kids oh queen of the flying rats and hungry goats"
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:52 No.18807689
    It's not like we can really help her with that, though. If our free will goes, then our ability to pester her about morality will probably go with it.

    Anyway, she was pretty much straight-up with us from day one that we were doomed to be enslaved to her for all eternity. The only carrot she's ever dangled in front of us as far as that goes was letting us die if we asked- and even that, she said she'd only do after we got her body and soul back.

    So we're under no illusions about how pretty this is. We just like making the best of things... since it's not like complaining or being depressed would get us anywhere.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)19:53 No.18807701
    It doesn't take long to get back to the ventilation system, but it does take a lot of cursing and climbing to haul yourself back into it. Kiara lets you know she's still got the electronics disabled, so you start back up the way you came in.

    After her telling you the coast is clear, you hop out onto the top of the hill and quickly make your way back down. Damon and Sarna are both still waiting for you, each now halfway through a gelato.

    "Chocolate!" Sarna beams.

    "Good to know you two were having fun. No problems out here I take it?"

    "Aside from not being able to trick a vendor into giving me some ale without resorting to magic? No." Damon shrugs.

    "Hey, you said you were good at tracking people down, didn't you?" You ask the short immortal boy.

    "I'd like to think I'm one of the best. Why?"

    "So you could track down the Medici and Crispo families, right? I know they are one and the same now, but there has got to be at least one leader of each family still. I'd like to talk to at least one of them."

    Damon raises an eyebrow, and it doesn't take much to guess that he at least knows they are involved in the current state of affairs somehow.

    "Well sure, I can probably find them both."

    "We're only going to be able to pick one, mortal. As soon as one side finds out, the game begins." Kiara says quietly.

    >play the Crispo side
    >the Medici side
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:57 No.18807725
    From what I gather, the Medicis have closer ties to the Church. It may be better to play the Crispo side.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:57 No.18807728
    I'm gonna say medici
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:58 No.18807733
    My biggest concern is that we don't really know enough about who she really is. We've gotten a few glimpses here and there, but there's a lot we still don't know, and she might want to keep it that way. That might speak well of her, or it might not. Again, we don't really know yet.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)19:59 No.18807743
    I think finding the Crispo side has the most potential overall, they will stand to gain (from their viewpoint) by 'working' with us to get more dirt on the Medici side and therefore will be less likely to betray us untill after they get what they want, trying to straight up blackmail the Medici will likely just result in them doing their best to kill us and likely revealing our location to the order.

    Also, in the spirit of appropriate Z&W music...


    Yes? No?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:01 No.18807755
    Uh... no idea. We might want to get some more information about their present status first.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)20:03 No.18807777
    Yes. Also a good driving tune.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:06 No.18807791
    I'd say the Crispo side, they've probably wanted dirt on the Medicis and this will lead to the schism getting big and reducing the Order's effectiveness rather than it getting buried again.

    Ask the two lovebirds what they think about it, we'll want disco wizard's opinion on this.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)20:14 No.18807842
    You quickly fill Sarna and Damon in on what you learned, both of them react with no small amount of surprise.

    "To think that they are heavily inflicted by the fiend disease, after all this time... Yeah they would want to keep that secret." Damon nods.

    "So gross, they turn into those things a lot?!" Sarna makes a disgusted face.

    "For what it's worth, I think the Crispo side would be the ones to go to. The Medici's already know this shit and might be harder to play. Not much stopping them from just trying to kill us off if they find out we know. Well, I guess they probably are already trying to kill us off... So the Crispo's seem like the ones to go to." You ponder out loud.

    "The Medici are hard to bargain with or cheat, always were... I'd say going to the Crispo side will yield us the best result." Kiara agrees.

    "Well, I guess that settles that. Going to take me a few days at least, easy to find the family in all likelihood. Harder though, to discern which side is which and who best to talk to." Damon hops down off of the railing he'd been sitting on.

    "Heading off now?" You ask, surprised.

    "Would you rather I wait? The more time I've got, the better."

    "Oh. Well yeah that makes sense."

    "Wha?! What am I supposed to do if you're gone? I don't mind hanging out with big bro, but she scares me..." Sarna points at Kiara as she hides behind you.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:17 No.18807868
    He should take the soul boxes with him so he can do his stuff with them.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:18 No.18807869
    "Wait a second, if fiends are magic users gone wrong, then Nosferatu was a....?" (does last have a penchant for old monster movies?)
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:19 No.18807882
    "Aw, don't be that way, Sarna. I'm just her way of expressing the repressed cheerful, friendly, charming part of her personality so that she can maintain her dignity while being a floaty freaky spirit woman. The fact that you think I'm safe and she's not is just a sign that she's getting to you."

    If Kiara objects: "Of course you'd say that... if it were true!"
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:20 No.18807894
    trust me, her bark is worse than her bite. If it weren't, the devourer of cute things as a midnight snack would have shut my smart mouth up a LOOONG time ago.

    Also, she likes to boogie
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:20 No.18807895
    Take care disco wizard, do you want some soul boxes, I don't really have any use for them and it seems like they'd be better off with you.

    Sarna, I spend half my day mocking her and giving her silly names and I'm doing just fine. The worst that she has done is interrupt my shower with magical goats. She is nowhere near as scary as she seems, to her friends at least. Try to look past her admittedly terrifying reputation and see the adorable girl underneath.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:27 No.18807952

    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:30 No.18807980
    how long before papa n runs into router issues?
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)20:30 No.18807981
    "Well I think this decision is right. If I had to pick, I'd pick the Crispo side to try to reason with. Its not like I'll be in any danger, I'm pretty damn good at staying hidden." Damon keeps trying to calm the fretting Sarna down while you and Kiara watch from the sideline.

    "I hate kids." Kiara gripes through gritted teeth.

    "Oh come on, they aren't all bad." You chuckle.

    "Relax Sarna, I don't think she bites. Not you, at least...." Damon glances over at Kiara and then at you.

    "I really hate kids."

    "Yeah she's not all bad, Sarna. She puts up with me giving her names and whatnot." You try to cheer the little girl (who's considerably older than you) up.

    "S-still...." Sarna looks up at the glaring Kiara before hiding behind Damon.

    "Also kid, can you deal with those soul boxes of mine? Seems like you've got the plan on handling them. "

    "Sure, they're back with your motorcycle, right?"

    "Yep. In the saddlebag."

    "Yeah I'll take care of them somewhere out of the way. A few more jars for my belt I guess, until we can figure out something better." Damon nods.

    "Don't worry, I'll be back." Damon tells Sarna in his best terminator impression, before patting her on the head and starting off toward the parking lot. Sarna seems to deflate a bit as she watches him go.

    "She's got a point though, what are we going to do while we wait for Damon to get us some info?"

    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:31 No.18807992
    acquire Ice cream.

    start singing
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)20:33 No.18808011
    rolled 1 = 1

    Shouldn't happen. /g/ turned me on to a good router setup and everything has been running smooth. New HDD and only issue I've been having is my Lachesis keeps randomly disconnecting. Pretty annoying when I'm playing shit, but I can resort to my trackpad if need be. Also tablet is here as backup.

    No issues today, unless the world ends.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:34 No.18808018
    >unless the world ends
    >rolls a 1

    blowout soon stalkers
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:34 No.18808020
    I know this is Papa-N trying to make Sarna look cute, but I can't bring myself to forget that she's a 400 year old witch who has been busy killing other witches for most of it for the sake of survival. All I can see is a cold calculating mind under the bubbly exterior, constantly evaluating our potential as tools to either destroy the order, or a bargaining chip in case it looks like things are going to go south for her.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:36 No.18808037
    Check in with our contacts, especially Conspiracy Bro, see if there's any new information we should be aware, inform him of any new developments.

    After that get some lunch, enjoy the weather and the impromptu vacation. Get some liquor and have some fun, see if we can't get Kiara and Sarna to get along.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:37 No.18808055
    Why not bring it up? Kiara keeps saying she hate's kids, see if she means actual age or just mannerisms. Either way, we should take Sarna around the place doing our best "Big Bro" impersonation... just to troll Kiara.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:40 No.18808087
    Note that none of the three of them (well, maybe Damon, but it's hard to tell) seems emotionally fully mature. Sarna became immortal at age [tween something], but we don't know how long she's been under Order control. Doesn't make it any better, obviously, but it gives it come context.

    And yeah, we should check in with the conspiracy nut (what's his name, again?) and let him know what we've found out. Other than that, I guess we just stay low, and try not to look too much like a pedophile.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:41 No.18808093
    Yeah, she keeps saying that, but it's not clear why.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:42 No.18808109

    I thought it was because kid witches can't control their powers.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:42 No.18808113
    >try not to look like too much of a pedophile

    The HUE, it calls to me
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:43 No.18808123
    The easiest guess is that she never had anything even vaguely resembling a proper childhood.

    Though for full answers we'll have to get drunk and have a heart to heart talk with Kiara, we're on vacation so we may as well.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:44 No.18808134
    She mentioned earlier that young witches constantly bugged her with questions when they found out who she was. She just doesn't have any patience for ignorance it seems. She also didn't have a proper childhood, yadda yadda.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:46 No.18808155
    She has mentioned having disciples in the past (I think? too lazy to check) So they're either dead, rended, or betrayers, so forming attachments to 'children' is probably difficult for her.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:48 No.18808177
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    >"I really hate kids."
    They're irritating... They're annoying...They smell
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)20:51 No.18808212
    "Been a while since I made some calls. I wonder how everyone is doing stateside."

    "I doubt that fool will know anything useful or relevant, but I suppose if you must check in." Kiara sighs and starts floating back toward the bike. You figure you'll head to the nearest gas station and buy some disposable phones.

    Sarna stays noticeably on the side of you opposite Kiara, keeping an eye on her as though she might at any moment pounce and eat her alive.

    "I could, certainly an easy source of magic power..." Kiara looms over you, poised above Sarna, who cowers. "If I didn't think she'd taste so bad." She smirks before backing off.

    "Big bro... I worry about her..." Sarna grabs you around the arm and rests her head against your side, doing her best to hide.

    "Relax, she prefers to eat grass, not kids. Also you," You frown at Kiara, "Play nice."

    Back in the mob of tourists once more, it isn't difficult to stay hidden in the crowd. They aren't checking people on the way out, so you have no problems just mingling with the herd and following them out of the historical area.

    "Its so nice to be outside again! I was getting so bored trapped inside that dingy old factory for the most part!" Sarna runs ahead and leaps onto the back of the motorcycle.

    "See, she's not all bad." You smirk at Kiara.

    Until the motorcycle, propped up only by its kickstand, lists a little too far from the rambunctious little witch and....

    "Ooof!" Sarna barely manages to catch it in time, saving it from a crunched side.

    Kiara gives you a long look.

    "Ok well, she may be a handful, but at least she's a cheerful handful..."

    You climb onto the motorcycle and Sarna grabs you from behind. Kiara sighs before taking a seat behind the little witch. Makes it kind of a cramped ride...
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)20:54 No.18808250
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    >mfw I find out they are making ANOTHER JP
    Can't they just let it rest in peace after the last one? Why Spielberg, why do you and Lucas keep raping your movies? WHY
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:55 No.18808265
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    >making ANOTHER JP

    You have got to be fucking kidding me
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:55 No.18808272
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    Because the Joos.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:57 No.18808292
    Well, it looks like we'll need a new ride soon... unless Kiara is okay with sitting on the tank in front of us...

    Yep new car it is.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)20:58 No.18808305
    but where will we find another 'cuda?
    >> Rubbish Soldier 04/21/12(Sat)20:59 No.18808321
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    Aw shit, just in time for more Z&W. And yeah, I know I didn't do NQ Wednesday like I said, only excuse is Warmachine and Warhammer tournament leagues as well as exams everywhere, so this week was more busy then I would have liked
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:00 No.18808337

    You. I like you
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:02 No.18808360
    We'll have to see how she cottons to the cramped ride. We also don't know how far we'll need to travel yet. How much cash do we have on hand, now?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:03 No.18808362
    ....Is this trip going to end up with Sarna generally trying to make Kiara jealous/annoyed by being clingy? If so, Last may be in some deep shit.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:04 No.18808378
    I like you.
    I'll start reading your quest just because of it
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:06 No.18808407
    Oh yeah. As long as we have some time on our hands, it might worth getting Kiara familiarized with modern weaponry. She's managed well enough thus far, but still seems uneasy with the whole business. I'd assume that Sarna's better up on that stuff, but we could teach her, too.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:07 No.18808408
    We've survived attacks from an ancient order of witch hunters, dropped a ceiling on an immortal knight, taken out a Havoc helicopter with the pilot wired into the computer and a witch.

    All this pales in comparison to the bickering of two witches, nothing has prepared us for this.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)21:07 No.18808416
    Thankfully Sarna is light and Kiara seems to be weightless when she wants to be, so the bike doesn't handle much differently. Though Sarna doesn't seem to grasp how to lean, which is a skill you've never found a female passenger capable of.

    It doesn't take long to find a gas station, though now that you're in Yurop, you call it a petrol station so you don't seem TOO out of place. Well, you're accent and noticeable lack of speaking Italian peg you as a foreigner no matter what you do.

    Lucky for you, they sell cheap votophone tracphones. The cashier gives you a funny look when you gesture that you want ten of them, and another look when you flop down a stack of American bills. A shrewd businessman, he must know it's more than enough for the phones and whatever is lost in the translation to Euros, because he pockets the money and bags the phones.

    As he should have, there was at least a hundred bucks over what it should have taken, but you don't feel like tracking down an exchange joint.

    Outside the station, you get to unboxing and programming the new phone.

    A few Italian police give you and Sarna strange looks from their car, but pastries in hand, make no motion to question you. She waves at them as she delves in to yet more gelato, and one waves lazily back.

    "What a dorky little car they've got." Sarna giggles.

    After fumbling with the phone to get it into English (Sarna keeps trying to get you to read the directions, but you're not a woman), you get it set and dial up the number.

    It rings once, and you expect it to be answered.

    Until it rings again.

    And a third time....
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:08 No.18808423
    The tsun will rend the heavens
    >> Rubbish Soldier 04/21/12(Sat)21:08 No.18808425
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    Awesome, thanks bro, glad to see another SG player AND NQ participant
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:09 No.18808441
    >And a third time....

    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:10 No.18808445
    Oh god?
    Conspiracy Bro?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:10 No.18808446
    Oh, oh shit.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)21:10 No.18808449
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    Ah good, I was hoping I hadn't missed it somewhere. Exams coming up for me as well.

    bout tree fiddy
    >quite a few large left, you haven't blown though it all yet
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)21:11 No.18808459
    "I've been waiting for you to call for a few days now, almost just shot your friend to be done with it. Seems like he thought that some kind of contraption would keep us off his trail, and that a few jury-rigged traps would stop us." Comes a cold tone from the other end, not the familiar voice of the guy who's been helping you this whole time.

    "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. Not to mention a whole lot of magical ass kicking abilities. If you let my crazy friend go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you."

    "Hah! I think this is the part where I say... Good luck."

    You almost expect the line to go dead, but it doesn't. You can still hear breathing on the other end of it.

    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:11 No.18808462
    Dammit! Not the tinfoil-coiffed dude, he was funny. And useful. That too.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:13 No.18808493

    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:15 No.18808510
    The fuck you want then?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:15 No.18808513
    "So, did you actually want something, or could I talk to the guy now?"
    Well the hardass approach didn't work, so we might as well try the laid back type.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:16 No.18808519
    Well fuck.

    So let me guess you're Order and you've managed to track down a crazed conspiracy nut who things you guys are reptilians. I'm real fucking impressed guys.

    If you were actually smart you would have had him answer the phone or just tapped his line, the more I learn about you the less scary you guys seem.

    So you've spent the couple days cooped up in his room waiting for me to call, what in the fuck do you guys want?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:16 No.18808523
    So, how does it feel knowing that someday an immortal is going to find you, specifically YOU, and make you wish you'd never been born? ( there is nothing we can do to help our bro sadly, he is across an ocean, if we rush to help him not only will he be dead by the time we get there, we will be walking into a trap. Perhaps however, this is the time to get some help from Dad's goons?)
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:18 No.18808547
    Are you his new secretary, or did you actually have something to talk about? And I've heard he can get a little grabby, so you'll probably want to button up your blouse, sweetcheeks.

    I don't think Dad could help much with this, and we probably shouldn't get him involved anyway.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:20 No.18808562
    Oh, uh, if the order knows some of the people we've been in contact with by now, what are the odds they know about the professor, and our Mafia dad? If they do, they're going to kill/bug them all as standard procedure for denying us allies/safe havens.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:24 No.18808611
    keep the silence up a bit longer then

    "I spy, with my little eye"
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:26 No.18808637
    On one hand, I'd say that conspiracy dude (Kenji, was it?) was probably a lot more active about looking into things that would make them find him. On the other, it might be worth making a quick call to Dad or Diego and just mention that they'll want to watch themselves for a bit.

    "So, whatcha thinking about...?"
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:27 No.18808652
    So yeah? Hows that whole kidnapping children from third world countries and beating up conspiracy theorists with aspurgers in the name of your dickhead god working out for you? You guys get medical?
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)21:28 No.18808662
    "So it seems like the hardass approach isn't going to work."

    "Unlikely. I've got you by the balls here. He isn't talking yet, but a few more days and he'll crack." Comes the other voice.

    "Well I don't suppose I can just ask nicely and have you let him go, now can I?"

    "Not going to happen."

    "Didn't think so. You may have him, but he hasn't got anything I need. I was about to tell him that I wasn't about to call again." You feign.

    "I'm not an idiot, kid. A fool could put two and two together and figure out you're the one who hit Prypiat. Even if that were true, I'd just kill him and dump his body. I don't think you want that to happen..."

    "So what the fuck do you want?" You hiss. "You Order idiots may think you're pretty damn clever, but the guy you've got thinks you're all space lizards, so your ball."

    "The Order? Those plebeians? Hardly. What do I want? I want to talk to Ruin, boy. I want the girl in your head..."

    You hear the man spit in the background.

    "I want to make her pay for sinking my city."

    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:30 No.18808688
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:31 No.18808701
    "Jesus Christ, Kiara. How many kingdoms did you fuck with?"
    "The King of Atlantis, wants to talk with you"
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:31 No.18808706
    Well I don't really want to sink your ship or anything, but Ruin doesn't really seem to want to talk with you right now, the whole water under the bridge thing just isn't for her ya know? But rest assured, we'll be seeing you, soon.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:31 No.18808710
    Oh. So I guess he's not dead, or off on a desert island somewhere, or so decrepit that he can't even walk. Lovely.
    Yeah, let's let her deal with this guy.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:32 No.18808714
    Ask Kiara if she feels up to talking to that guy from Atlantis. If not tell him she's in the shower or some shit, we'll call back later.


    Ha ha FUCK your city
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:34 No.18808738
    If this asshole is going to be as difficult to kill as I think he is, (hes basically like ROA) then our best bet might be to actually get the order to rend him and catch his soul before he can body hop into a new victim.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:35 No.18808755
    Hey, Doombringer of the seamonkeys, the atlantis guy wants a word with ya
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:36 No.18808765
    That's a thought. Maybe Sarna would know someone we could drop a tip to.
    >> Rubbish Soldier 04/21/12(Sat)21:36 No.18808774
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    Give the phone to Kiara, looks like using our ole silver tongue ain't gonna cut it to this asshole
    Belated on this response I know but really? Another JP?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:36 No.18808775
    Oh, nice to meet you Arcinter, good to meet you, couldn't you have put this off until I had finished my current stack of shit to do, I'm a bit swamped.

    Honestly Arcy, can I call you Arcy, you seem to have gotten what you deserved, you sound like a complete dick. Your master plan for taking out Kiara seems to involve tracking down a crazed conspiracy theorist who thinks Fema and space lizards are behind it all, I would have figured with hundreds of years to plot you would have a better plan. I'm not particularly impressed.

    I'll let the eternal mistress of goats know that you're on the line, we'll see if she wants to talk or if she's washing her hair.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)21:45 No.18808878
    "You? Man its all water over the... I mean... That ship is sunk... Well shit, howya doing Arcinter? I'm going to call you Arcy by the way. This is the best plan you came up with? After a few thousand years? Really man?"

    "You're one word away from me frying your friend's brain with his own fluids."

    You put your hand to the phone to block the microphone.

    "Fucking shit, Kiara, how many fucking kingdoms did you have to mess with? Its that fucking Magos asshole "King of the seamonkeys", the one with Alexander's body or some shit!" You scowl.

    The color seems to drain from Kiara's face, and for a moment she appears off guard. Until her eyes begin to glow, and wind whips up around you.

    "Give. Me. The. Phone." She bites out.

    You start to hand it to her, and she violently snatches it up.

    "So good to talk to you, Magos. Tell me, is this pathetic attempt the best you could come up with? I'd expected better from you to be honest... To hell? I've already been to hell, and I'm back now. Men better than you tried to silence me for good, and those men failed."

    She grips the phone hard, her face a mix of outright fury and perhaps even a bit of amusement.

    "When and where?... Oh I'll be there, and this time I'll make sure to drown you for good." She crushes the phone, the pieces lighting aflame before turning to ash and blowing away in the wind.

    "So back to the states, then?" You shrug.

    She pushes you toward the bike.

    "Drive." She hisses dangerously.

    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:48 No.18808896
    We Drive
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:48 No.18808902

    >sing: Highway to hell
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:49 No.18808910

    Drive. Ask for destination after we are at top speed.

    Maybe make sure Sarna isn't completely freaked the fuck out at some point.

    Then music.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:49 No.18808914
    Kiara, I know that this is a matter that you don't like talking about, but when we find a resting point you are going to give me details on this situation, given that I'm pretty involved in it I think I deserve to know.

    Then we drive.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:50 No.18808920
    >Don't drive
    Lets talk about this for a second. You need to calm down and think this through, it's a goddamn trap and you know it, who the fuck knows what hes going to do? Call the order in? Start using other innocents as meatshields? I know you have history with this asshole and I know we need to take care of him but we need to calm down and carefully consider about how to deal with it.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:51 No.18808932
    Where to, exactly?
    We didn't do this right outside the gas station, did we? Either way, we might want to consider letting Damon know if we're going very far.

    We definitely need to talk to her about this, but it'd probably be best to start driving first. That way we're at least not preventing her from doing it right away.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:52 No.18808938

    She isn't going to talk until we are moving in some direction. Doesn't even necessarily have to be the right direction.

    Start driving to satisfy her RARRRGGGHHH MUST DO SOMETHING NOW rage and then ask questions.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:54 No.18808966
    I know, I'm just too used to trolling and doing the opposite of what people want me to do.
    >> Rubbish Soldier 04/21/12(Sat)21:56 No.18808980
    This, no point going into whats obviously a trap without making a plan
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:56 No.18808982
    I don't know. I think the more lighthearted we are about this, the better. At least to an extent. We want to calm her down, and being serious about it seems like it would just reinforce her attitude about it being a big thing that she needs to deal with right away.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:56 No.18808987
    We need to find a way to troll the king of the seamonkies with this.

    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:58 No.18809000
    Refusing to drive until we talk about it might be a good test of the whole necromancy disgrace thing, though. See how much she would actually take before forcing us to do something.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:59 No.18809020
    We should really formulate a plan, and by that I mean get our hands on a rifle and platinum bullets.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)21:59 No.18809021
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    forgive me...
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:02 No.18809055
    I'd rather not press that issue. Testing her is just gonna piss her off, and she'll know what we are doing because she can read our thoughts.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)22:03 No.18809075
    "I know you have some history with this asshole, and I know you've got it in mind to put him down. I want some answers. This is a trap and you know it, and this shit could go south fast." You cross your arms.

    "Answers later, drive now." She swings onto the bike behind you, before clearing room for Sarna, which surprises you a bit.

    "Where are we supposed to go, anyways? Another boat?"

    "Not fast enough. He's going to kill your friend in twenty four hours if we don't show up first. As little as that matters to me, he'll also disappear and I won't get a chance to kill him."

    "Uhh... Whats going on, big bro? Scary big sis?" Sarna asks innocently, unaware of the situation.

    "Well uh, shit. That doesn't leave us many options to get home..."

    "Unless you want your friend to die and for the Magos to disappear, it has to be a fast way." Kiara tells you again.

    Which still doesn't leave you many options. You wish you could call up Diego, but he would never make it to Italy and back in time. Even if he bought that Mig, it wouldn't have enough space for all of you.

    "Get driving." Kiara tells you again.

    "Going to make me?"

    "The clock is ticking! At least get us to the highway! I know you're trying to test me, I can read your mind. Now isn't the time for this!" Kiara almost pleads.

    >wat do? Drive and talk? How do you get back to the states in less than 24 hours?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:07 No.18809130
    We got two witches, can they both mindrape? We could always fly from Rome to America.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:08 No.18809144
    Drive, Talk, HIJACK AN AIRBOA....AIRPLANE, if we make it conspicuous enough we can lead the order right to him, and (hopefully) grab conspiracy bro and sneak back out in the confusion.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:09 No.18809150
    It might not be the time, but we certainly shouldn't be charging into this head first.
    We could probably magic our way onto a commercial flight, but we'd want to at least get out of the country before we do that. The problem is that whatever we do, we're going to end up attracting Order attention, and we don't know if he's working with them. He doesn't like them any, but he could still be in cahoots.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:11 No.18809175
    If we're headed back to the states, we should probably take Damon with us. If nothing else, it'd be nice to have another MU on our side. Do we have some way to contact him? Might ask Sarna, since they seem close.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:14 No.18809204
    Ok, magicking our way across draws too much attention and will ping every single radar around. Boats are too slow so we're stuck with a plane.

    I'd rather avoid a commercial flight, there is going to be order presence at major nearby airfields and there is a lot more hassle with customs and the like that we'll have to mindscrew our way through.

    We want to find a private aircraft, a bizliner or something like that. We can magic our way on and there is a much smaller number of people to deal with, we get to set our own schedule so we'll get there faster and we don't have to sneak weapons through customs.

    So we need to find where a transatlantic capable business jet is and get to it. Call up boogie wizard, let him know our plans, see if he knows where to find one. Once we're in the air, given that it's a private jet it ought to be nice and luxurious at least, we can pry some answers out of Kiara.

    I was hoping on putting off our confrontation with this fuck until we had your body back, I dislike being forced into a fight with a prepared foe without your full complement of Mojo.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:15 No.18809226

    We've got 24 hours. We should ideally be in the air with at least 8 hours to spare. That gives us 16 to find a plane.

    16 hours on the road from Pompeii can take us to a major airport in a country that isn't Italy. I would suggest Croatia, preferably the one in Pula or Zagreb. From there we either fly commercial with mindfuck, or find a private jet to hijack. The second option appeals because we can avoid the terminal and any scanners that way.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:19 No.18809283
    You're forgetting the flight time. I'd agree with the private jet idea, though. That's probably our best bet here. We're gonna have to magic our way in anyway.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:20 No.18809288
    >Walking into an extremely obvious trap
    >White Knighting overriding common sense
    Is our wisdom score a 3 or something?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:22 No.18809303
    No but our balls are steel, and likely blue.
    I agree, private liner is best.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:22 No.18809311
    It is our Conspiracy Bro man.
    we can't let him die
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:24 No.18809329
    for conspiracy bro??? Regardless, Ruin seems to care enough about this issue that she might just be willing to force us to go to this confrontation despite any protests from us. Also there IS some benefit to getting this asswipe out of the way, if we don't now he will show up to bite us in the ass later somehow.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:25 No.18809338
    ConspiracyBro is in danger, we have a chance to either take out or get a handle on one of our large threats. If we don't go we'll either severely piss off the witch in our head, as in environmental destruction levels of pissed or she puppets us into going.

    We're lacking in good choices.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:25 No.18809343
    Well, we still have at least the trip to the airport to talk things over with her. And if we do end up going, there's a whole transatlantic flight we can spend pounding some sense into her.
    Frankly, we should probably just ignore the guy for right now. Conspiracy dude's probably dead already anyway, and we should prioritize finding her body before we fight Arcy, which is likely somewhere in Europe.
    It sounds like he's not going to stop looking for us anyway, so we needn't be too concerned about losing track of the guy.

    He's a cool guy, but it's just too late, and there're more important things to do.

    If she's willing to force us into it, we should find that out sooner rather than later. She'd be walking into a trap, anyway.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:27 No.18809373
    I was assuming magic boost and a fast plane but yeah more time is good.

    ~8 hours drive from Pompeii to Pula and you have to cross through a pretty serious border checkpoint to get into Croatia from Slovenia. Switzerland and Germany are pretty much out because lolalps. We can be in Marseille in ~9 hours but our odds of not getting Order'd on the tarmac there aren't any better than Napoli or any other Italian airport, though it will cut our flight time a little bit. Or we could just go balls to the wall and jack a plane right there in Naples.

    After that we are looking at a little over 8 hours in the air, depending on where in the US we are headed.

    Or we could just not go, but this guy isn't about to give up and may go for our dad or something next. Or Kiara will just make us go anyway.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:30 No.18809398
    Conclusion: Drive Croatia-ward, try to talk Kiara into going for her body before going after this guy at less than full strength, pour one out for conspiracy bro.

    Also, how did Sarna manage to get to Yurop again?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:31 No.18809412
    Regardless of how we get there, we should at least try to get there. If he knows enough about us to know we are with Kiara and conspiracy bro then he probably knows about our family. Which means our dad and more importantly Diego might be next, and if you guys let Diego die Ima be mad.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:32 No.18809414
    We should find a small airport somewhere relatively close by. Order presence would hopefully be lower than at a major hub.
    We don't know how much Arcy knows, but if he's had to rely on conspiracy dude to find us, it's probably a safe bet that he's fairly well in the dark about our specifics.
    I'd definitely support not going at all. Losing our contact would be a pain, but we've already got leads on Kiara's body. And I don't think she'd force us into going, mainly because we could probably convince her not to. Getting her body should be our first objective here.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)22:32 No.18809420
    "I'll drive, but we're not being stupid and running right into this thing. We're going to need some kind of plan or we'll get wasted. I'm thinking we head to a private airfield. That should give us enough time to make it back stateside."

    "We can come up with a plan, but for now we need to move. Just get us to an airfield and I'll take care of it from there." Kiara presses, and you relent and get the BMW moving.

    "Damon and I took a private jet here out of Naples. It was pretty easy to trick our way on, actually..." Sarna pipes up.

    "Hey Sarna, do you know how to get in contact with Damon? If we can't take him with us, I'd at least like to let him know what we're up to."

    "Well, I can get in contact with him, but not fast enough for him to come along. Besides, I doubt he would, he's on the trail now I'm sure." Sarna raises a hand up, and the damnedest thing happens.

    A small bird lands on her finger, quite gently despite the speed of the bike.

    Sarna pulls the songbird down toward her chest, closes her eyes and whispers something to it, before throwing her hands up and releasing the bird once again.

    "You can talk using... Birds...? You know what, don't answer that. I'm not surprised by shit anymore."

    You keep pushing the bike hard, keeping an eye out for any signs alluding to an airport. The nearest is probably Naples, so you head west. There's probably a private field somewhere along the way.

    Your plan is to get to an airport and magic your way onto a private jet, before scooting fast to the USA and finding out where to go from there... You've had worse plans, but this one seems rushed. You hope at least the flight will give you time to pound out some actual details.

    >talk/question/action before you get to the airfield?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:33 No.18809426
    Why does everyone assume he's still alive?

    Is there any reason, at all, to believe that? We didn't even hear from him.

    He's dead.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:33 No.18809436
    Diego would probably end up tearing him a new one, but yeah we need to take him down before he gets any bright ideas about going after our family.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:34 No.18809445
    Or if not, Arcy would probably kill him once we arrived. It's not worth going. We should just concentrate on getting the body. He's not going to stop looking for us anytime soon, given how pissed off he clearly is.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:35 No.18809449
    Well there's a smaller airport outside Salerno that might have a Learjet or two. Naples has a real deal international airport too.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:36 No.18809464
    Ask Kiara if she really thinks she can take this guy on without her body.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:36 No.18809467
    If he knew about our family, he would have told us that, rather than use someone not related to us. We should definitely call Diego and tell him to watch himself, but I think it's safe to say that Arcy hasn't found them yet.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:36 No.18809469
    Lets just drive, anyone for thinking on how we preform anti-wizard combat.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:38 No.18809494
    Our plan is to get a plane and have a long drawn out talk with Kiara about this whole situation and how to avoid getting fucked over by the trap.

    See if Kiara is actually confident she can take the fucker out at her current level of Mojo. Get details on him being able to swap through bodies. Ask her about Arcy, try to get an idea of his personality and how he thinks.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:38 No.18809501
    Because on some deep twisted level, /tg/ wants to become a shounen protagonist.

    Cut our loses, the guy's dead the before we even called.
    Furthermore the fact he was found in the first place goes to show that even IF he was a live and even IF we managed to rescue him, that doesn't mean he can't be targeted again, by say, the church or FEMA.

    The guy is quite frankly a gigantic button that says "Get us killed" that villians will have no trouble pressing.

    Also he could've informed the church about us to form a deadlier trap or even to compromise our intel to fuck us over in the future.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:39 No.18809507
    >/tg/ wants to become a shounen protagonist

    in other news, water is wet
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:40 No.18809517
    From what I remember, Kiara had trouble with this guy at the height of her power. Now, she doesn't even have her body back. With Sarna along, maybe she'd have a chance, but if we want a solid shot at the guy, let's find the body first and get Damon along too. They're probably pretty inexperienced, but every little bit helps.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:42 No.18809547
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:43 No.18809567
    >400 year olds who have been A.Fighting the order and B. Hunting fugitive witches and wizards
    they aren't inexperienced just not on the same level in terms of raw power.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:43 No.18809569
    Unless he wants to isolate us. Turn our friends and allies against us, show up telling them that we leave people to die or something. Of course its obvious its a trap.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)22:46 No.18809593
    Seems pretty divided?

    [ ] Stick to the plan, save Kenji Jensen

    [ ] Its a trap, fuck the plan get bodies
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:46 No.18809599
    Yeah, our heartlessness might cause the MAFIA to be disappointed in us.

    Hell our dad might congratulate us for not being a freaking moron and running into the big trap with neon lights illuminating it.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:46 No.18809600
    [ ] Its a trap, fuck the plan get bodies
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:46 No.18809604
    Ask Kiara if we even have a chance.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:47 No.18809612
    Inexperienced in the use of magic, I mean. Arcy's about as old as Kiara, I think, and he probably wasn't at the bottom of the ocean for 700 years.

    >Turn our friends and allies against us
    Let him try.

    It's a trap. Get the body. Mourn Kenji Jensen with a bottle of Jack. Or uzo, maybe.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:47 No.18809613
    Fuck it, lets be the Shounen protagonist, then! Because if we are, then Mr. King of the Sea-monkeys is fucked!
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:48 No.18809624
    I have to agree with Akbar here, it's time to get our hands on the body of a millenia old chick's corpse!
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:48 No.18809626
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    his name is Kenji?! Holy shit, I really need to catch up on this shit, in that case we save him, conspiracy bro is a bro, especially since his name is Kenji
    [ ] Stick to the plan, save Kenji Jensen
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:49 No.18809629
    Save Kenji Jenson, have Kiara eat Archy him to gain his power.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:49 No.18809631
    It's a fork trap.

    Doomed if we do, doomed if we don't.

    So fuck it and try to save a friend. We didn't like killing before, so getting Kenji Jensen killed because of us wouldn't be right.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:49 No.18809634
    Save Kenji Jensen. He's actually provided us with the best info, even though he's insane.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:50 No.18809636
    Stick to the plan, but ask Kiara if she thinks we have a chance.

    We have to at least try, right?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:50 No.18809637
    But we can't save him. He's already dead.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:50 No.18809642
    >[ ] Its a trap, fuck the plan get bodies
    It's tough, but it's the best option we have.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)22:50 No.18809646
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    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:51 No.18809653
    If we let this guy fester, he could start working hiw way through our important allies.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:51 No.18809656
    Last isn't a heartless asshole.

    Last doesn't abandon his friends.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:51 No.18809658
    Call conspiracy bro and demand to hear his voice. Should be easy enough to confirm if he is dead or not.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:51 No.18809662
    No it's a gigantic trap if we do, we cut our losses if we don't.

    Don't try and justify the obviously suicidal option, if they know our Identity we're already fucked, if they don't walking into the trap can not only get our indentity known, but likely get us killed.

    If we go there, we're putting a sniper bullet right between our eyes.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:52 No.18809668
    Alright fuck it.

    Go save him.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:52 No.18809671
    Exactly. And if he won't why not just airstrike the place?
    >> Rubbish Soldier 04/21/12(Sat)22:52 No.18809676
    Damn you 4chan, why you always take mein name out?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:52 No.18809678
    Okay, we let him go, then what? He kills Kenji for sure and then goes after, say, Damon.

    Then he goes after Sarna.

    Then we are shit outta allies and shit outta luck.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:54 No.18809695
    It's a trap. Fuck it.

    There's no indication he knows about them, and we'll keep them close anyway. As soon as we get the body we can go kick his ass.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)22:55 No.18809703
    Seems like sticking to the plan won?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:55 No.18809704
    Consider the following:

    >going after this guy

    Pros: get a potentially very dangerous third element out of the way, left alone he could fuck us over as we try to outrun the church, protect our family who he is likely to go after next, possibly save our bro even if its highly likely that hes dead.

    Cons: This is a trap, its a trap, its a trap.

    >Not going after him

    Pros: frees us up to continue with plans in Europe like the Medici plans/getting our body, dodge an obvious trap

    Cons: This fucker is free to fuck with us later on at his convenience, could bite us in the ass while looking for our body, he will go after our family, even if its a slim chance, our bro might be alive, Kiara will NOT be happy with our choice, hell she might not let us make it at all.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:55 No.18809705
    Not to mention our dad and all those good resources.

    I'm reminded of that Episode of the Venture Brothers, where Phantom Limb describes to Brock how he'll kill everyone that Brock knows. "Every hand you've ever shaken, Every pair of lips you've ever kissed..."
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:55 No.18809717
    That's my thought as well, he obviously knows something about us. Considering he went for the random crazy guy we call on occasion instead of our family tells me he knows quite a bit about us and thats his challenge to show as such.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:56 No.18809728
    Hard to be sure, given how many more votes there were than usual, but yeah.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:56 No.18809729
    Sarna's with us, he knows shit about Damon.
    His Identity has been compromised, if they found him once, THEY CAN DO IT AGAIN.

    Hell there's a good chance his contact list has been turned over to the church and being purged even as we speak.

    If by some crazy ass chance that he's still alive and we manage to rescue him alive, he's probably useless as an informant, his identity is compromised so we can't trust any info he gathers, and if we take him with us, we're not going to blend in with the obviously crazy person haging around us.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:57 No.18809738
    Seems like samefags but it was my choice too so yeah sure.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:57 No.18809747
    [X] Stick to the plan, save Kenji Jensen

    Better to walk into a known trap than to get blindsided by an ambush later. Besides, Diego would probably be up for some help, say with a tank. We know its a trap, which means we should be able to counter it. We have Sarna and Damon for magic, and mafia links for guns/bombs, both of which he shouldn't know about. At the least, even if kenji dies, we will know we don't have to worry about that guy anymore. Personally I'm more worried that he might be able to pull a F/SN Berserker, and laugh off everything.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:58 No.18809752
    rolled 79 = 79

    So much samefagging.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)22:58 No.18809758
    He doesn't know shit about us. He probably only found Kenji because he was digging around someplace. If it took him this long just to find Kenji, I think we'd be safe for a while. At least long enough to find the body.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:00 No.18809783
    Yeah, I've pointedly avoided that here because it's a nice quest, and seems like a decent enough group of readers. I'm a bit disappointed, really.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:01 No.18809792
    Fuck, his name is Kenji Jensen? Now we GOTTA save him...

    In all seriousness though, the guy's done nothing but right by us and despite his inanity, he has confirmed quite a few of our leads or theories. We should save him if we're able.

    That being said, we should also try to come up with a plan that doesn't involve us rushing in and getting killed. We should also assume that there is more than one trap, and that one of them isn't just at Kenji's, but probably someplace like the airport where we'll be landing.

    Let's not underestimate this guy.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:02 No.18809808
    Worst case scenario, he picks a spot that fucks us over the most (Try driving a tank unnoticed downtown), informed the church about the guy who fucking broke into their hideout, and he works with the church to bring us down. The church gets the military as extra support or shit, claiming we're a terrorist, and assuming we do survive, we wind up on interpol as an international terriorst with our ID blown and video tape they have of our actions to release to the press.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:03 No.18809814
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:05 No.18809833

    No we point the plane at a lake, jump out, land in said lake, and walk to shore.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:05 No.18809834
    Maybe we should get some more information from Kiara about Arcy, and call him back and verify that Kenji's alive before we vote. These seem like important factors to consider when making this choice.
    >> Billy johnson 04/21/12(Sat)23:05 No.18809836
    Are all me.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:07 No.18809863
    I'm torn on his ability to ferret out our location, on the one hand, the fact that he found Kenji at all, and before the order did sort of scares me. On the other hand i keep getting this mental image of Kenji posting shit thats OBVIOUSLY about us on his fucking conspiracy blog and Sea Biscuit spitting coffee all over his monitor when he happened to find it by googleing "witches, russia, powerplant"
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:08 No.18809879
    I appreciate your possible honesty. I disagree, though. If he knew about our family, he'd have absolutely no reason to use Kenji. Kenji is actively looking into magic stuff, and so sticks out a lot more. I think the family is safe for now.
    If we don't go, we've got a 24 hour lead on the guy to find Kiara's body.

    I'd support this.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:10 No.18809899
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    Yeah, that sounds like Kenji.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)23:10 No.18809904
    Despite knowing full well you're heading into a trap, you can't help it. This guy's been a friend and a damn good ally. Even if you'd hardly known him, you wouldn't be YOU if you juts let him die.

    No, you can't do that. That isn't how you roll.

    "You think we have some kind of fighting chance if it comes down to magical fisticuffs?" You ask Kiara.

    "Hard to say. I bested him once, but that was a long time ago. You aren't useful as much else other than a meatshield unless we can get you some platinum ammo. Sarna here will be useful... After a bit of a magical gift..." Kiara mumbles.

    "I get presents?!" Sarna pipes up.

    "I'm going to make your fists potent enough to level buildings, now hush up."


    "Platinum ammo? Well... Diego might be able to come up with something, I suppose..." You shrug.

    Sarna informs you that you're nearing an airfield, and which direction to take. You follow along, as she's already done this once.

    "He isn't going to fight fair, that much I can tell you. Expect traps, expect tricks." Kiara sighs.

    "My friend is alive, right?" You ask the question that's been plaguing your mind since handing off the phone.

    "For now, yes. He made that quite clear. I could sense him in the background noise."

    The airfield is a smaller, private one. Sure enough, a Learjet sits out on one of the longer runways. Sarna yells and points triumphantly at the plane. You approach it on the bike, and Kiara tells you she's got the pilot already convinced you're his boss and to prep the plane to head to the states.

    >any phone calls before you depart?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:13 No.18809937
    Diego, let him know to keep his head down. He'll know not to ask questions and he'll pass it on to Dad with some excuse attached so we don't have to think of one and answer any questions dad asks.

    Also check if he can provide us with platinum bullets or platinum dust.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:13 No.18809938
    Damn. This is stupid.

    We should probably call Diego and get the ammo stuff started.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:14 No.18809948
    Diego, get us some platinum ammo
    >> Billy johnson 04/21/12(Sat)23:14 No.18809955
    I may be grabbing at straws, either choice is a rough one. Alls I know for sure is papa cackling like a mad man.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:15 No.18809960
    Ask Diego if he can be a huge bro and handload us some platinum .357 Sig, maybe procure a flashbang that throws platinum dust, and also to keep his eyes open.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:17 No.18809981
    Guys. Remember how this guys immortality works.

    Killing him isn't an option. The second we do that, he assumes direct control over Sarna, Kenji, or even us.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:17 No.18809983
    I am fairly certain that Papa's thoughts are accompanied by a HUEHUEHUEHUEHUE on permanent loop
    >> Billy johnson 04/21/12(Sat)23:18 No.18809990
    Good point, too bad we didn't keep those boxes we might have been able to trap him in it. Maybe we could have Diego make one if they just have to be a platinum box.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:18 No.18809991
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    Well since you guys are determined to get us killed, we might as well reduce our chance of dying terribly. We go to our dad and get ourselved loaded for bear, and take Deigo as support. A: Can magic stop a platinum sniper round? B: Can magic stop a platinum 50 cal round? We plant Deigo a roof with a rifle loaded with platium bullets while we find a sword and go all EXCALIBAH on him with our super strength.

    With luck we can drop him before he even senses us.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:18 No.18809994
    We should probably ask what sort of range this type of battle is going to happen at. No point in spreading dust if we're gonna get hit too.

    I'm not sure it works that way.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:20 No.18810015
    So we clap him in a platinum straitjacket and drop his ass off near the nearest cathedral or national monument with a nice big magical flare.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:21 No.18810030
    Sounds like a good idea.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:23 No.18810058
    those things are built to house souls that have like, 1/100th this guys power, hes on the magnitude that would require a power plant to house, one of those boxes wouldn't last ten minutes with him in it
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:23 No.18810060
    Sounds like a horrible Idea, we just attacked a church base not too long ago.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:25 No.18810084
    The idea is to incapacitate him, alert the order, and then gtfo so they can capture him.
    That said, it might not be good to risk them ending up working together.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:25 No.18810085
    >Platinum this, platinum that

    Most we can probably get our hands on is platinum bullets, from the crosses that we gave to Diego.

    Platinum be expensive, yo.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)23:25 No.18810090
    While the pilot and ground crew get the plane prepped and fueled, you take the time to dig out a new phone and get it ready. This time much quicker and without any women pestering you over instruction manuals.

    Taking a seat on the stairs of the jet, the girls already seated inside, you light up a much-needed Marlboro and think for a moment. Diego needs to know, and you need ammo.

    Lots of ammo.

    You dial him up, and the phone rings twice.

    "Hey kid! Was wondering when we'd hear from you again! Your dad's been wondering if you're coming along to the cemetery or not, he really wants you to go, you know."

    "Yeah, I know. Listen... I'm into some trouble again. You know the kind. I need some platinum ammo in 5.45x39 and .357sig at least. Think you can get me maybe a thousand rounds for the rifle and two hundred or so for the handgun?"

    Diego is quiet for a few moments.

    "Yeah, I can do that no problem. Your dad will have to front the bill, won't be cheap. Think some platinum jacketed FMJ rounds will work?"

    "Probably, but make a few at least out of straight platinum." You tell him.

    "Well shit, just been one bad day after another eh? Didn't even get my Mig." Diego sighs.

    "What? No?"

    "Nah. Seller tried to kill me for the cash. Dumped him in the ocean, what was left, anyways. Mig got shot up in the firefight." He sounds a bit sad.

    "Well that sucks."

    "Eh, kinda. Stole an A10 instead."
    >> Billy johnson 04/21/12(Sat)23:25 No.18810093
    True. What about platinum body armor as long as it doesn't touch our skin it shouldn't effect Kiara and might diffuse magic attacks.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:26 No.18810097
    Expensive, and probably monitored. We'd want him to be subtle in getting any significant amount of it.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:27 No.18810107
    Well hey at least it's not all bad.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:27 No.18810114
    He stole an A10, I'm convinced that no matter what we do we may never match up to Diego.

    Tell Diego to when buying it get it through several different proxy sources, we don't want it to be traceable back to you.

    Papa-N, when exactly is the anniversary, if we'll be in the states we should go.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:28 No.18810124
    So we do something to him that's worse than death.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:28 No.18810125
    >inb4 'tomorrow'
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:28 No.18810127
    Can't we get somne platinum sniper/am rounds and get Diego to snipe him?

    I don't want to get near him if at all possible, and one 50cal platnim bullet is likely cheaper than throwing around hundreds of smaller bullets.
    >> Billy johnson 04/21/12(Sat)23:28 No.18810129
    Hell yeah Diego. Love the A10, A Gatling gun with a plane built around it whats not to love?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:28 No.18810131
    Isn't that a bit much? With any luck, this will be the only MU we end up fighting, and I'm not sure we could use up that many rounds in just the one fight. And like >>18810097 said, platinum supplies are probably watched closely. The Warthog might be useful, though, if he's up to lending it to us.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:29 No.18810133
    >"Platinum bullets are expensive."
    >"Didn't get my mig."
    >"Seller tried to kill me."
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:29 No.18810134

    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)23:30 No.18810142
    I NEARLY spit beer all over my laptop
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)23:37 No.18810214
    "...You're joking."

    "Nah. Not as fast as I'd like, but it has a full load for the cannon and a few AIM-9's."

    You just balk for a moment. If it were anyone else, there would be little doubt that they would be pulling your leg. However this is Diego, and he isn't exactly big on joking around.

    "Well that's quite a flying gun. Tell dad I'll do my best to make the memorial, I've still got two days, right?"

    "Yep, he's planning for around noon."

    "Got it." You sigh, wishing you had more time to just take a break. But there don't seem to be any.

    "So yeah, I'll get you some platinum bullets. We'll go through some proxies and fronts, but we should have them ready by the time you need them. But kid, if you're in that much shit, do you think you might need a hand?"

    >bring Diego along?
    >on foot or brrrrt?

    >last choice for the night, work 6a-4~p tomorrow so I need some sleep. Planning on next thread tomorrow at ~5pm though.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:39 No.18810235

    It's at least worth a shot. Maybe once we wear him down a bit it'll actually have a chance at doing some real damage.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:39 No.18810236
    Oh you Papa, you know those aren't really choices at all don't you?
    >Bring Diego
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:39 No.18810239
    Keep Diego on BRRRRT.

    It'll be a nice trump card.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:40 No.18810249
    Bring him along, on foot as long range support.

    With orders to bug out if shit gets too serious.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:40 No.18810254
    Bring Diego along on foot, get the guy some platinum earrings.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:42 No.18810282
    Yeah, I have some support for the ground but if shit gets rough being able to drop a BRRRT down could be immensely helpful.

    Though we'll probably won't get all that many strafing runs out of it due to it being very noticeable and likely to draw in the government, but you don't need that many strafing runs from an A-10.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)23:42 No.18810285
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    I can't resist. I had one fly over me so close as a kid that I waved up at the pilot and he had time to wave back. He was going that slow and he was that low.

    The BRRRTTT, it calls to me.

    But I'll respect /tg/'s choice.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:45 No.18810328
    I'm sort of guessing that we'll be attracting plenty of attention anyway.
    I wonder if the sidewinders could be aimed at a ground target with some help from Sarna or Kiara. a shot from 20 miles out going 1900 mph might be useful.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:46 No.18810332
    An A10? well shit, that might just do the job. And seriously, Diego is totally a former PC. We definitely want him along, and as much as i would love to see Mr. wizard get BRRT"d to death, its a bit too inaccurate for a hostage situation. On foot,. with .50 call full platinum bullets in the biggest gun he has. And a rocket launcher or two, cause I still get F/SN Berserker vibes from the whole body of Alexander. Is it just me there, or is anyone else worried about what he got up to with that body?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:48 No.18810354
    No but then I've yet to track down a functional copy of F/SN

    Haven't looked all that hard tbh though, bunch of other things on my list.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:49 No.18810376
    Would a high caliber bullet just punch right through him? Platinum doesn't seem to affect Kiara much when it's not actually touching her, so it might not be that effective.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:53 No.18810411
    Frangible ammo then? That'd be some shit, platinum powder with a binder. On impact it gets ALL UP everywhere in the wound and into your blood and shit.
    >> Billy johnson 04/21/12(Sat)23:57 No.18810462
    Wonder if we could platinum dust him run then have Diego do a run on him when hes distracted/weakened.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 04/21/12(Sat)23:59 No.18810495
    "A hand? No. A GAU-8 and a thousand plus rounds of pure fuck you? Yeah, yeah I want that."

    You hear Diego chuckle.

    "Also can you make the 5.45 ammo frangible? I don't want to just punch holes."

    "Frangible? Platinum? Probably, I know a guy who does pretty good work with custom ammo. I'll contact him through a few third parties and get him on it."

    "Excellent. I'm headed back to the states right now, make sure dad is safe will you?"

    You hear some commotion in the background, a few excited, drunken shouts.

    "He's got a room full of his old KGB buddies over and triple guard, he's pretty secure at the moment."

    "How secure?" You press.

    "Secure enough I wouldn't try to assassinate him."

    Ah, so pretty damn secure.

    >Zombie and BBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRTTTTTTTTTTTTTT will continue tomorrow at around 5pm eastern (-4gmt)
    >sorry for bugging out without checking in on Trucker but I need at least 5 hours of sleep
    >I'll lurk on my phone until I pass out
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)23:59 No.18810500
    It seems like it might be the best idea, especially if Kiara and Sarna can keep distract him.
    This seems like the best shot at it. Maybe even bury it in the mag a little so he thinks we're just using normal bullets.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/12(Sun)00:01 No.18810529
    Looking forward to it.

    We could ask Kiara about heightened reaction times. Magic might sort of nullify the advantage supersonic ammo would give us.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/12(Sun)00:04 No.18810563
    Diego wouldn't assassinate.

    Means that all the KGB buddies are what Putins public image looks like combined with Fedor Emelianenko.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/12(Sun)00:06 No.18810588
    should warn deigo to take anti witch conter measures. platnim hat or somthing?
    >> Anonymous 04/22/12(Sun)00:33 No.18810975
    >reaction times

    Like you can dodge a BRRRRRRRT.

    >> Rubbish Soldier 04/22/12(Sun)01:32 No.18811799
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    another glorious thread as always papa

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