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    108 KB NearFuture Cyborg Quest 13 Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)14:56 No.19013295  
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)14:56 No.19013304
    >>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=NearFuture%20Cyborg%20Quest

    The year is 2025.
    Your name is Dave, and you never asked for this.
    Once a generic white-collar worker who lived alone save for your cat, you were hit by a car and spent three months in a coma.
    You awoke to find that your unconscious body had been taken in by the corporation 'Emulsified Electronics', and implanted with an experimental augmentation. You soon found that it allowed you to control electronic devices with your mind, and you immediately used that power to it's fullest, eventually gaining in power and prestige until EE hired you, officially, as one of their agents. And if Jun's theory is right, your power is only going to grow...
    At almost the same time, it came to light that the PMC, ArmaTek, had started to mobilize against EE. After a solo mission, you found they had been hired by the company called Cadmium Dynamics. CD has been working toward expanding their territory- and unluckily, EE is the corporation that they need to remove next in order to expand. However, you and your companions have been almost too much for them, defeating them at nearly every turn.
    >You have 4450 credits.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)14:58 No.19013316
    >Abel Rowling: Your coworker\drinking-buddy. Used to be your roommate years ago before you got him a job at the place you worked. He's currently hiding out in a safehouse, and apparently was trained to be an Agent.
    >Jun Viridian: The 38 year old neuroscientist who implanted you with the prototype, and from what you can tell, was the one who designed it. With your help, she has her son again.
    >John Grayson: A security specialist and agent who works for EE. He has implanted forearms and broad shoulders. He used to be military, and you currently owe him a favor.
    >Verne Tolstoy: A quiet, overweight man who used to be a cop. Most of his internal organs are all augmented versions, and he has an augmented arm; Ever since a mishap with an EMP, he's been unable to do any kind of mercenary work.
    >Amy Tolstoy: A teenage mercenary girl with neon hair, augmented legs, and a wrist computer full to the brim with random AI constructs. She has all sorts of strange friends. Now works for EE as a researcher, technician, and agent. Is somewhat keen on Dave, but he's just starting to realize that.
    >Azure, Onyx, and Cyan: Your bullfrog's three onboard AIs; Cyan specializes in networking, Onyx specializes in combat, and Azure bridges the gap between them.
    >Mark: The mechanic who works for EE in B-4, building and maintaining the gear of all Agents. He's a capable pilot and has saved your skin multiple times.
    >Goggles: A strange person who you found in CD's computer core, wearing a skintight suit and hat, their only notable feature being strange blue goggles. They vanished into thin air the moment after you saw them and may or may not be a hallucination.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)14:59 No.19013330
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)14:59 No.19013335
    "Let me go get out of my armor." Amy said, walking backwards away from you. "And then change my legs. Then I'll be right back. Don't move."
    You nod, and wait.

    "Here? Really?" You ask, raising your eyebrows. This fast food place has been *haunting* you ever since you got your implant.
    "What, were you going to try to drag me off to some classy italian place?" Amy asked. "I don't even. . own the proper attire for a place like that." She chuckled and ordered some food.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:03 No.19013370
    Grumble and order something other than a burger, anything but a burger. Then find a seat and try to find out more about her.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:04 No.19013390
    "Nothing stops us from going there in our combat attire. Let see them try barring us entry." Wave the drites around menacingly
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:07 No.19013444
    "Wow, that was a crazy mission, right?"
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)15:07 No.19013446
    You grumble, and then order something other than a burger. Anything but a burger, and then find a seat.
    "What, you don't like this place?" Amy asked. "You come here often, don't you?"
    "It's a curse." You say.
    "Nothing." You add. "So, Amy. Tell me. . about you."
    "Okay, uh. My name is Amy Tolstoy. I'm a mercenary vigilante. . thing. My dad's a writer and my mom was some kind of model. They live down in Antartica in a private condo thing. And I live with Verne." She said. Then eyed you. "What, do you have any more questions? I'll answer what I can."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:09 No.19013464
    a model, huh?
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:09 No.19013469
    "A writer? Is he well-known?"

    "What made you choose this life anyway? I can imagine that Antartica was a comfortable, safe place to live, right?"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:09 No.19013470
    Is your dad's name Leo?
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)15:13 No.19013504
    "What made you choose this kinda life? I can imagine that antartica was a comfortable, safe place to live, right?"
    "Yeah, but. . it was so boring. You can't really go outside very much because it's all just cold and penguins. The only real thing to do was on the net. . so I came to live here when I was ten."
    "A model, huh?"
    "Yep!" She said, sticking a straw into her mouth. "She retired when she married dad."
    "Is your dad well known?"
    "Not really. Well known enough that he can live on royalties, but not enough to be like, globally famous."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:15 No.19013531
    "So you decided to live the life of blowing shit up?
    I can get behind that."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:15 No.19013534
    ask her if she ever took any of the penguins as pets and if she brought any over here
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)15:17 No.19013550
    I knew this was going to happen eventually.

    "What kind of literature does your father write?"

    Keep the small talk going I suppose.

    ..How old is she really?
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:19 No.19013578
    Old enough.

    Kidding, she's 18

    "..So what are your thoughts about all this?"
    "I mean, EE vs CD and etc?"
    >> Spaghetti !6.q3S9.mKA 05/07/12(Mon)15:22 No.19013617
    "Why don't you tell me a little about your "secret project"? Promise, I won't tell a soul!"
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)15:23 No.19013621
    "Hmm. When were you born?"
    "Well, I was born June 23rd, 2007. I'm 18 years old."
    "And what are your thoughts about all this?"
    "All this?"
    "The whole. . corporate warfare sort of thing."
    "I've been doing this kinda stuff for years. Normally I just work for the highest bidder, but I guess I'm on EE's side for now. I don't really know what to think of it, really."
    "So you decided to live the life of blowing shit up?"
    "Well, it's actually a bit more complex than that." She said. "Do you know how I lost my legs? Or how Verne lost his arm?"
    "No." you respond.
    "It was a car bomb. I was living here on vacation, and Verne was still on the force, and he opened the door to the car. Next thing I knew, he shoved or threw me away, and then everything got hot and painful. When I came to, I just had little stubs, and Verne was attached to a machine because most of his organs had been all. . shrapneled. Skip ahead a few years, and he was back on the force after getting augmented. After he got kicked off for brutality, he asked me what he should do next. I had just watched the vids, so I told him to become a mercenary. So he did. Eventually, after I got my stubs replaced with sockets, I wanted to join him. So I did."
    Then she shrugged.
    "Tell me about yourself, Dave." She says, sticking out her tongue. "It's unfair that I'm telling you my entire life story and you're just sitting there."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:25 No.19013639
    "Well, four score and seven years ago I was born in a long cabin in France..."
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)15:26 No.19013651
    "Well, four score and seven years ago. . "

    >[] It's complicated.
    >[] Boring, until recently.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:27 No.19013652
    "My father was a one-armed, peg-legged mime and my mother was a Circus entertainer from Russia"


    "There's nothing really to tell actually.
    What exactly would you like to know?"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:28 No.19013669
    >[x]Boring, until recently.

    "I was raised by my white, middle class, parents to work a white, middle class, office job. Then I got hit by a car and gained super powers."
    >> Spaghetti !6.q3S9.mKA 05/07/12(Mon)15:29 No.19013674
    Our shit's all kinds of complicated.
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)15:29 No.19013680
    "....Well, I used to be an office clerk and then I got hit by a car and stolen by EE for experimentation. Pretty much all I have from my old life is my best friend Abel, and my cat Ishelda....sweet Ishelda. I guess I have family too, but I haven't talked to them in years."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:30 No.19013686
    lets call our parents, it's about time to find out what our, family problems, are
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:30 No.19013687

    Well, it's kinda complicated. I had some family issues back home on the East Coast and decided to move here few years ago. Spent my time working at a boring office job in a boring company. Only friends I had was Abel and my cat.
    That changed until recently and you know how it went."
    Smile. Eat.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:31 No.19013694
    Hang on, how old are anyway?

    >mfw 45
    >No face
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:31 No.19013696
    >[] It's complicated.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:32 No.19013705
    20 something.
    Lets go with 26.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)15:34 No.19013727
    "Uh, well, that's a bit more complicated. I'm estranged from my family. Mostly, I moved across the country to finally get out of their grubby, deadbeat paws. Then roomed with Abel, found Ishelda on the street, got a job as a generic office drone, got Abel a job at the same place. Abel moved out, and then I got hit by a car and got the prestigious superpower called 'not having a spine'. You know the rest."
    "Grubby, deadbeat paws?"
    "Yeah, I don't get along with them." You say, shrugging and brushing it off.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:37 No.19013748
    Don't talk. Just look at her in the eyes for a moment as if being lost in thought.

    "Want to go anywhere after this?"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:38 No.19013757
    >Dave Davis Davidson
    This better be canon.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:39 No.19013770
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)15:40 No.19013776
    You go silent for a moment, and so does she, as if lost in thought.
    "Want to go anywhere after this?"
    "Like where?"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:40 No.19013778
    "Today was a crazy day, huh?
    I didn't think we would pull it off. Why'd you join me anyway? You didn't have to risk for me that much."
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)15:40 No.19013779
    >engage suave mode

    She's 18. It's all good.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:42 No.19013797
    "Yeah, I was like the lightning rod for all the drunken hillbilly aggression. Always told I "wouldna amunt ter nuffin'." And now I'm kicking the ass of dozens of plutocommunazi corporate blackshirts from Russia. I'm ashamed to say I think they'd be proud."
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)15:42 No.19013800
    This is really the time when we need our own place.
    We should get our own apartment, or something.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:42 No.19013803

    "Dunno. Take a walk somewhere... safe-ish. Away from the crazy corporate warfare stuff. A park, perhaps?"
    "Maybe you got better idea?"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:43 No.19013813
    "I know this archaic little place that runs ancient arcade machines. It's full of augment-hating neohipster ultra-green types, but aside from that, it's great."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:44 No.19013815
    Just to be that guy: are we sure we want to sleep with a co-worker? Shit could go bad at the wrong moment.
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)15:45 No.19013826
    No one has to know...mwhahahaa...ha...ha

    Yeah you have a point, but I still say we at least try to develop a relationship with her. Don't have to sleep with her.....yet.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:45 No.19013830
    Don't see why that would be bad, personally.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)15:46 No.19013835
    "Dunno. Take a walk somewhere. . safe? Away from the crazy corporate warfare stuff. A park, perhaps?"
    "Sure, a park." She says, finishing up her meal. "You're kind of a goof, though. You remove your armor and the rest of all your weapons, but you keep the mechandrites."
    "Ladies love the drites." You say. Amy coughs into her soda.

    "Today was a crazy day, wasn't it? Why'd you join me on the mission, anyway?" You ask, walking on the sidewalk. Amy's rolling backward on her roller-blade legs, talking.
    "Well, Dr. Viridan's a co-worker." Amy said. "I couldn't just not save her kid. Plus, you're still a newbie; I have to watch over you."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:47 No.19013839
    Remember, the last girl we didn't sleep with turned out to be an enemy agent.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:48 No.19013851
    Your right, every woman we don't sleep with will turn on us.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:49 No.19013859

    "*Pshaw!* You know I can care for myself. Did you not see that solo mission I pulled?" Smile knowingly.

    "... Thank you, Amy. For all you've done for me.
    I really appreciate it."

    I guess we can go there after the park.
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)15:52 No.19013898
    >Plus, you're still a newbie; I have to watch over you.
    >detect flirting

    "Yeah...I did feel good when we got to reunite her with her son."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:53 No.19013911
    "Hey, even if I'm a newbie, I've certainly gotten the hang of this pretty quickly. Just how long have we been at this together? It's hard to keep track when you keep falling into microcomas."
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)15:55 No.19013920
    "Pshaw. You know I can take care of myself. Did you not see that solo mission I pulled?"

    "Hey, until you reach my killcount, you're still a newbie in my eyes." She says. Then she skids to a stop. "But. . Whenever you collapse while doing your implant hacking thing. . I worry."
    "Thanks, Amy. For all you've done." You say. "I appreciate it."
    She looks like she's about to say something else, but swerves ahead again.

    "Hey, I know this archaic little place that runs ancient arcade machines. It's full of augment-hating neohipster ultra-green types, but aside from that, it's great." You say.

    "Oh, really?" She asks. "We should probably save that for next time, though. It's pretty late and I wanna go work on my secret project."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:56 No.19013927
    "Can't wait to see your secret project.
    You almost done with it?"

    "What's your killcount anyway?"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:57 No.19013932
    >"Watch over you"
    I think it's time to play the height card.
    We are taller than her, right?

    Also, seen as she is skating around so much, why don't we find a skate park?
    We need to find something in common besides just blowing stuff up, killing mercs, and --

    --actually, nevermind. Those are fine commonalities.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)15:58 No.19013942
    "When am I going to get to see that secret project, anyways?"
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)15:59 No.19013959
    "Can't wait to see it." You say. "You almost done with it?"
    "Well, hard to say." She says. "Mostly because all that new data you got from CD might have some good tech I'll want to add to it. Like the power shielding might be useful, and the whole synthetic muscle thing will definitely be useful."
    "Will I get to see it anytime soon?"
    "Sure, soon." She says. "I might want to see if you can control it with your spine."
    "Plus, what's your killcount anyway?" You ask.
    She grins. "A girl's got to have some secrets, Dave."
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)16:00 No.19013960
    "You have really been putting a lot of work into this. I am pretty excited about seeing the final product. Should be plenty smashy and full of hot vigilance, am I right?"

    >successful date so far
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:01 No.19013972
    Don't you jinx us.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:02 No.19013980
    Are you sure it's choppy and dakka enough? I hope it's painted red.
    >> Spaghetti !6.q3S9.mKA 05/07/12(Mon)16:04 No.19013995
    Oh, yes. She digs the Dave.
    If it's time to split, give her a hug, tell her we had fun, offer to do it again sometime, and throw in a winky face because we're not just a killing machine, we're suave as fuck.
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)16:04 No.19014001
    Guffaw! "Well I hope you don't have any secrets that are too shocking. Like....ending up to be a robotic killing machine, and I thought women were bad enough!"

    Not a chance..I hope.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)16:04 No.19014007
    "You've been putting a lot of work into your secret project, haven't you?"
    "Yep! All of my free time, mostly. It's just fun to tinker with it."
    "I'm excited about seeing the final product. Should be plenty smashy and full of hot vigilance, am I right?"
    "Less smashy, more hot vigilance." She said. "It's not very good for close range, but it's full of. . . What was that word you used?"
    "Dakka." You say.
    "Yes, full of dakka. What does that even mean?"
    "Well. . " You shrug, and pantomime holding a gun. "Dakkadakkadakkadakka."
    She laughs, covering her mouth with her hand.

    You suddenly feel like you're being watched.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:05 No.19014010
    "Oh come on!
    How am I supposed to know when I am out of you personal newbie status then?" smile.

    Wait. We haven't visited the park yet.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:06 No.19014024
    rolled 98 = 98

    Ping around.

    If there is a shop. ANY shop nearby, grab Amy and go inside.

    <Cyan, Azure, you feel anything?>
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:06 No.19014031
    "And don't forget the yellow for blastiness, the blue for luck, purple for sneakiness and black so it's dead 'ard."
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)16:07 No.19014036
    >You suddenly feel like you're being watched.

    Shit. I may have jinxed us.

    Ping our surroundings. See if we can pick any sort of cloaking technology, augments, etc.
    I bet it is that goggledfuck.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:09 No.19014058
    How the fuck...

    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)16:10 No.19014071
    Amy feels the same thing you do, and draws her wickedly curved mono-dagger. "You feel that?" She asks.
    "Yeah." you respond, looking around. The park doesn't have any close spots for cover, despite your wild searching.
    <Cyan, Azure, you feel anything?>
    <I. . sense nothing out of the ordinary.> Cyan says. <Just general background radiation and your partner's augments.>
    <I feel something.> Azure responds. <It's. . strange. It's a complete lack of background radiation. . in the general shape of a human figure. On the streetlight to the left.>

    You look to the left, and see Azure highlighting. . a humanoid shape of nothing, standing on the top of the streetlight.
    <I'm assuming it's some kind of advanced jamming technology.> She adds. <As well as visual cloaking.>
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:12 No.19014100
    rolled 56 = 56

    Shoot it.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:12 No.19014105
    Lean in to Amy as if kissing and whisper.
    "There is someone on that lamp over there."
    <Azure, can you patch this visual feed to Amy's pda, so that her AIs can help her too?>
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)16:13 No.19014111
    rolled 64 = 64

    <Cyan, now that Azure has found the figure's location can you hack into it? Get me any information you can. Maybe even disable it's cloaking device so we can catch it.>

    See if we can discretely make our way towards it.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:13 No.19014115
    Lets not.
    Lets pretend we don't know its there.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:14 No.19014131
    <Keep that thing targeted. Don't let it out of your sight. Can Amy's augs be patched to see it?>
    "Amy. Follow my lead. Don't let on your suspicions. Just follow my lead."

    Walk by him all casual-like and pound the spies' face in by knocking his ass to the pavement, tearing the streetlamp down with our 'drites and augmented fist. He'll never expect it, since he's supposed to be completely invisible to all sensors. WELL, APPARENTLY HE'S SO INVISIBLE HE'S VISIBLE, SO JOKE'S ON YOU, DICKHEAD.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)16:15 No.19014137
    You draw your monocrossbow out of your pocket and fire as a single movement, toward the humanoid figure, but they leap adeptly off to the side, doing a cartwheel in the air like some kind of goddamn ninja. They land, and start running, skipping from place to place as you fire more monomolecular bolts at them.

    <They're now out of sensor range.> Azure tells you.
    "What was that?" Amy asks.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:15 No.19014141
    Is that... Goggles?
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:15 No.19014143
    Pretend to BACK UP to the pole, as if we're retreating into the light. Then use the 'drites to grab whoever is intruding on happy time.

    >What the fuck captcha, those arent even letters
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:15 No.19014147
    Dammit. I told you not to attack! What the hell?
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:16 No.19014151
    God damn it, Exabyte, the consensus was to do the EXACT OPPOSITE of the first roll. Why you gotta be so hasty? It makes me sad.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:16 No.19014155

    Actually EVERYONE was against attacking at first sight.
    We don't even know who that was.
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)16:17 No.19014163

    "I think that was what we saw at the CD prison base...but whatever it was it got away. Damn."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:18 No.19014166
    >"What was that?"
    "That's a damn good question."

    Let's get to somewhere safe, EE or someone's apartment, whichever is closer. We might be out of our league here, and are definitely exposed.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:19 No.19014175
    "It was probably ol' goggles from the prison. I wonder what they're doing following us?"
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)16:19 No.19014180
    >You guys are right, I was hasty. I'll make sure to refresh next time.

    "Get back here, goggles!" You cry, shaking your fist.
    "What. . what was that?" Amy asked again.
    "There was a guy on that streetlamp. So invisible he's visible or something like that. I'm assuming it was that blue goggled guy from earlier today."
    "And your first instinct is to shoot him?" She asks.
    "For all I know, he was going to assassinate one of us." You respond. "But they got away."
    <I've taught Cyan how to recognize cloaked and jammed devices like that figure just now.> Azure tells you.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:20 No.19014187

    Stop making baseless assumptions.

    "I don't know."

    "Sigh, lets go back to the base. I guess the date is ruined."
    And then Amy goes 'THIS WAS A DATE?' and then hilarious hijinks
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:21 No.19014197
    >"And your first instinct is to shoot him?" She asks.

    Dammit, Exabyte. Don't go with the first impulsive, thoughtless suggestions, especially when they are downvoted.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:22 No.19014208
    >baseless assumptions.
    Right, because there have been dozens of people with advanced stealth tech that have showed up in the story so far.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:22 No.19014213
    It is still baseless.
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)16:23 No.19014222
    It isn't baseless. It was just a guess anyway, and what is wrong with sharing our hunches with a fellow agent?

    <Alert me immediately if anything like that shows up on your scopes again.>
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:24 No.19014229
    There is a difference between baseless accusations, and educated guesses.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:24 No.19014231
    <Azure, do a search. See who, if anyone, is working on cloaking technology.>
    <Also, can you think of any way to replicate those effects?>
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:25 No.19014250


    Flipping like a ninja.

    Perching on precarious high points.

    Being one with the shadows.



    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)16:26 No.19014258
    Not that big of a deal. Just leave it.

    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)16:27 No.19014268
    <Alert me immediately if anything like that shows up on your scopes again.>
    <Understood.> Cyan responds.
    <Azure, Do a search and try and find out if anyone is working on cloaking technology.>
    <When I find something, I'll tell you.>
    You sigh. "Let's go back to base. I guess the date is ruined."
    "Well, I wouldn't say it was ruined." She said. "I had fun. It's not every day you get to see someone go insane and start firing a miniature crossbow into thin air, after all."
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)16:27 No.19014274
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:27 No.19014275
    Dang, that'd be really fucking sweet. Even if it might be a bit of a stretch. Two supercorps. gunning for our ass all at once? I mean, shit.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:28 No.19014288
    "Just because I see people that other people do not, doesn't mean I'm insane."
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)16:29 No.19014305
    "What? I'm not crazy..."

    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:31 No.19014322
    "Well it's not everyday you see meet a cute mercenary girl who builds sapient AIs and secret death machines."
    "Stick around, there's a lot more crazy where that came from." Followed by wink and boss walk.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)16:33 No.19014340
    "Just because I see people that other people don't doesn't mean I'm insane." You say.
    "Uh, yes it does. That's kind of the definition of insane."
    "What, next, hearing voices in your head is insane too?"
    ". . Yep, that too."
    You shrug, and then wink. "Stick around, there's a lot more crazy where that came from."
    She chuckled. "I've gathered that."
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)16:36 No.19014375
    "I had a really good time with you tonight. I hope we can do this again sometime."

    I guess that's it then.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:36 No.19014377
    Right. Lets go back to EE while having smalltalk and making jokes
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:38 No.19014394
    We're probably going to get a new Russo-Japanese war blowing up in our faces, between Kawasagi and Cadmium Dynamics, while EE just looks over the whole thing selling shit to both sides after having slapped their shit ludicrously hard despite our tiny size. We're like, maybe, Luxembourg in the Hearts of Iron series, waiting out the entire world war with ridiculous amounts of land forts and the token troops to man them.

    You know, on that note, we should see about refurbishing that wrecked fortress one of these days. You know, the one Cadmium Dynamics was using as a prison for James.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:40 No.19014412
    You mean, like, a...uh... Davelair?
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:43 No.19014438
    Fortress of Daveitude.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:44 No.19014452
    Didn't the place blow up?

    A Davelair is a good idea though.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:45 No.19014454
    We should plate and seal the structure, strap some antrigrav engines on it and launch it into low orbit, making the first Dave-Class Star Fortress.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)16:46 No.19014471
    > What fortress? You mean the crater?

    The two of you joke and walk back to EE, making smalltalk.
    "...And that's when I found out that she was just hanging around me to get to Abel." You say.
    "You haven't had much luck with women, have you?" She asks.
    "Nope, not at all." You say. "Hey, I had a good time with you tonight."
    "So did I."
    "Wanna do it again sometime?"
    "Of course!" She said. "But you should go tell Grayson and Jun to watch for.. imaginary superninjas or whatever it was. I've got to get home before Verne goes apoplectic."

    A kiss later, she's rolling backward from the lobby, waving at you as she leaves.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:46 No.19014475
    First we need a Davemobile.

    Or a Dave-team van.
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)16:50 No.19014512
    Ahhhhh yeeeaahhh.

    >Woman with augmented legs...achieved.

    We do need to get back to EE and warn Jun and Grayson about what we saw though. Check the dropbox just in case on the way back in.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:53 No.19014538
    >A kiss later,
    waht kind of kiss? A quick friendly peck on the cheek or a full blown tongue down the throat?

    Anyway, lets see how Jun and her son are doing
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)16:54 No.19014548
    First, the dropbox. You walk into the same building for the third time today, and close your eyes.

    <Nothing.> Cyan says. <He hasn't left a message.>

    You leave a message of your own- namely, that you and Amy (Bullfrog and Naga, as you put it; might as well use codenames now that you have them) succeeded on the mission and destroyed the CD building, and then you go back to EE.

    "Wonderful news!" Jun says as you enter her office. "We were going to have to reverse-engineer the power shield core, but. . the data you put into our systems has the schematics and underlying technologies. We won't need to reverse-engineer anything!" She says.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:55 No.19014569
    rolled 19 = 19

    Rolling for kiss quality.

    Let's see just how suave we really are.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:55 No.19014570

    "The same goes for the powersuits and whatever sub dermal augmentations Natalie had?"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:56 No.19014580
    rolled 83 = 83

    Stop rolling when there is completely no need to
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)16:57 No.19014588
    Delicious..."So how soon can you start producing the shields? I'd certainly like one."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)16:59 No.19014608
    Okay, so with this average, it was alright. Alright for SUPERSUAVE CYBORG SPY DAVE DAVIDSON.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)17:00 No.19014619
    >Average roll: 51. The kiss was average.

    "The same goes for the power suits and whatever augmentations Natalie had?" You ask.
    "Well. . those are a bit harder. Mostly because we don't have the machinery to make synthesized musculature or anything along those lines. We're getting the machinery, but it'll be a bit of time until we get there."

    Then she shrugs, and turns away from the computer. "So, to what do I owe this visit to?" She asks.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:01 No.19014632
    "Just wanted to see how you're doing.
    When is the machinery going to arrive?"

    "Also, take a look at this." Then give her readings on the super invisible person
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:02 No.19014638
    Well, partially to brag about having an awesome date with a woman who won't drug me and steal secrets.

    The main reason was to check on you, see how you're doing and inquire as to progress for getting me powered armor.

    Also give her the data on Mr. Invisible.
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)17:04 No.19014657
    "Mostly because of invisible techninjas."
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)17:09 No.19014703
    "Just wanted to see how you're doing. When is the machinery going to arrive?"
    "Soon." She said. "We're getting the parts, and then Mark will have to put it all together."
    "Also, you might want to take a look at this." You say, giving her the data. "On mine and Amy's date, this invisible guy showed up. My AIs noticed a suspicious lack of any signal in roughly the shape of a human figure."
    She raised an eyebrow when you said 'date', but took a look at the data. "This. . doesn't seem like Cadmium Dynamics' style, so it might be a third party."
    "I have a suspicion that it was the guy in the core room during the mission today." You say.
    "Also, when can you start producing the shields? I'd certainly like one."
    "Well, the shields we still need to do some testing on. It seems that they have some kind of complex AI system to find out what's an attack and what isn't."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:11 No.19014736
    "Any chance I can get another CPU upgrade? Or have it integrated with the power-suit at least?"

    I'd like to timeskip to be honest. So that EE safele develops the CD augmentations, powersuits, another CPU upgrade and the shields.

    "How id your son doing?"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:13 No.19014748
    ask if she can make some ai's for you, maybe one for dealing with people, body language and all that
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:13 No.19014749
    Have Azure pop up on Jun's screen and say hi.
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)17:13 No.19014758
    "Just keep me informed. If you find anything out about the suspicious thing I encounter, or get an update on those shields give me a call...Anything I need to do?"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:14 No.19014769
    Complex AI system you say, it might be difficult to develop one, but I wouldn't be surprised if I could get it to work with Azure. You can use the data from that to help make a mass produced version.

    Also, how's your son doing? He recovering ok from this whole ordeal?
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)17:15 No.19014777
    "How's your son doing?"
    "Oh, he's doing well." She said. "He's only been back a day, but. . He's already how he used to be."

    "I. . I have to thank you, Dave." She says.

    "It was no problem." You say. "In truth, it was. . probably a bit easier than other missions I've been on."

    >Timeskip? Yes / No?
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:16 No.19014788
    No. We need to go give Mark a serious brofist. He's saved our asses TWICE now with timely missile strikes. Not to mention all his delicious engineering work.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:17 No.19014799
    oh yeah, we never finished our talk with the board, also, call your damn parents
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)17:17 No.19014801
    rolled 46 = 46

    I'd say no.
    Let's, for instance, check up the Azure, and what happened to her.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:18 No.19014811
    Not quite yet, we have to talk to Azure, see how she's been changed. Also we should probably talk to the board considering we were interrupted last time due to an enemy attack.
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)17:20 No.19014834
    rolled 82 = 82

    Goddamn no. WE DON'T LIKE OUR PARENTS.
    I stated it 4 or 6 threads ago. Exabyte stated it in second(?) one.
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)17:20 No.19014839

    Eh...we don't seem to have much else to do at the moment.
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)17:21 No.19014851
    rolled 39 = 39

    Not true. See ---------->>>19014811
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)17:22 No.19014856
    "Well, I'll see you again soon." You tell her. "If you need anything, just call me."
    She nods. "I will."

    You end up sitting in your room, and closing your eyes. It's time to talk to Azure and see how he (Or she, actually) is doing.

    <Azure.> You say.
    <Yes?> She responds.
    <How have you been since the integration? Everything stable?>
    <I actually feel fine.> She responds. <I'm still acclimating to the new personality tags, but I've trimmed them down to the point that it's almost like nothing is wrong.>
    <That's good to hear.>
    <I do have to thank you, though.> She adds. <I was losing, but then. . you reached into the system and- I . .don't understand exactly what you did, but it saved me. Saved my sense of self.>
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:22 No.19014857
    but i want to know what exactly these, family problems, are
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:22 No.19014863
    Do this >>19014788
    and >>19014801

    And then timeskip a week or two.
    [before doing timeskip let us choose how we're going to use that time, okay?]
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:23 No.19014871
    <I'm not sure what I did but I really didn't want to lose you>
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)17:23 No.19014875
    rolled 25 = 25

    You will have your time after the quest.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:24 No.19014883
    Well my main thought was that I felt you losing and that I didn't want to lose you. You're a damn good friend, though the chance in voice is kinda interesting, not bad just different. Before this did you really ascribe yourself a gender?
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:26 No.19014911
    "I didn't want you turning into GLaDOS or Skynet."
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)17:27 No.19014930
    <I'm not sure what I did either.> You say. <But I didn't want to lose you.>
    <Perhaps it was mostly subconscious, then.> Azure said.
    <You're a damn good friend.> You say. <Although the voice change is. . kind of interesting. Before this, did you ever ascribe yourself a gender?>
    <Well, no. I don't have any physical body, so even now I still don't have a gender. It's just that the CD AI was always called 'she' and 'her' and that. . rubbed off on me.>
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:30 No.19014956
    Fuck, I just remembered the conversation topic I wanted to have with Amy during the date. It came to me after the previous session and I was planning to use it here and forgot about it. damn.

    <Well, I'm glad you're okay.

    ...Would you like to have your own autonomous body?>
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:30 No.19014960
    <Did the merge, even after what I did, change you in any ways aside from the voice? Are you still yourself from before otherwise?>
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:30 No.19014961
    We should probably work on really understanding how in hell I do what I do, because as far as I know, people aren't supposed to be able to do what I did, going in there and tearing AIs apart and putting them back together in the way it should be.

    Don't worry about the gender thing, you're still Azure, the single coolest AI in the world, and the voice works for you.
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)17:31 No.19014972
    <You have certainly seemed to improve somewhat since the integration. It was useful...Stay classy>

    If there is nothing else, then timeskip for a little while. Couple weeks maybe. Few days at least.

    Could we train ranged combat so that maybe we could get a bonus to rolls in the future, or is that not how this works?
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:32 No.19014984
    We might want to talk to the board quickly before we timeskip, they probably should be kept in the loop about these sorts of things, at least to a degree.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:32 No.19014988
    >. I don't have any physical body,
    We should definitely should get you one, some day.
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)17:33 No.19014995
    Oh right, right. Definitely. We never got to finish our meeting anyway.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:35 No.19015026
    >If there is nothing else, then timeskip for a little while. Couple weeks maybe. Few days at least.

    If we're timeskipping for few weeks, lets set up several things that we'd like to do in meantime.
    My suggestions:
    -Get CPU upgrade for all of our AIs ASAP
    -Spend time everyday training. CQC and ranged training
    -Keep in contact with Abel
    -General Bro-time with Grayson and Mark
    -Get a hold of another 2 drites (we'll have our powersuit designed to accommodate them too)
    -Spend time going through tests with Jun to determine how Bullfrog works.
    -Keep close to Amy? (although I'd want the relationship advance in real time)
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:36 No.19015032
    AHA. I saw that Exabyte. I saw what Mark did.

    I assume the deletion means it's only going to get better. Oh boy oh boy oh boy OH BOY.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:37 No.19015049
    Give him a proper brofist on the power claw. Just came to thank you for the missile salvos during the mission, I think I was able to herd them rather nicely into your fire.

    Don't worry about screwing around, that's were all the best inventions come from.

    Say could you see if you can get me some more drites, private supplier or use some of the power armor parts, maybe really heavy duty slower ones, perhaps with claws like that or really heavy weaponry that usually is attached to vehicles, that integrate with the power armor I'm going to get.
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)17:39 No.19015071
    rolled 98 = 98

    I like 4chan chrome extension, It has anypost asap.
    And it does not delete them.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:40 No.19015088
    Annnd random 98. Sounds like a fate point to me.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)17:40 No.19015094
    <Did the merge, even after what I did, change you in any way aside from the voice?>
    <Oh, it certainly did.> She responds. <But every other creature changes too; I'm just fortunate to know when it happened.>
    You nod. <I'm glad you're okay, though. Although, come to think of it. . would you want your own autonomous body?>
    <Not right now, no.> Azure said. <Maybe after I'm done learning everything I can from your brain, possibly. But right here, I'm much more comfortable than I've been.>
    <Good to know.> You respond. <Is that why you said 'I'm home' when I got you back from the core?>
    <Affirmative.> She responds.

    You check your desk and find another blank white envelope, opening it and finding . . ten thousand credits. Huh. Stretching, you decide that you should probably get some sleep. Tomorrow you can thank Mark for saving your life, do some more testing with Jun, maybe some training. That is, if there are no missions. . .

    >1 week later.

    "Daaaaave." Amy says, tapping you on the shoulder. Her eyes are bright. "Guess what Dave? GUESS WHAT."
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)17:41 No.19015101
    Sounds like a good plan to me.

    I am assuming we'd just keep these extra two drites in reserve for when we use our powersuit? I don't think we could support them on our own.

    Also how about we try to find a place that isn't within EE to stay at? We need our own personal penthouse by now being a super suave secret agent.

    Speaking of which....

    >When do we get our next paycheck Exabyte?
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:42 No.19015120
    "... It's finished, isn't it?"

    Snatch our helmet, do our best voice-modulation work and shout "TO DA MEK SHOP!"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:43 No.19015128
    >I am assuming we'd just keep these extra two drites in reserve for when we use our powersuit? I don't think we could support them on our own.

    Yeah. And those extra two should be fully upgraded ones since the powersuit would enable us us to deal with the weight.

    "You finally left the life of vigilante and decided to pursue your lifelong dream of ballet?
    Good for you, Amy."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:46 No.19015169
    Oh and we need to integrate Cyans invisibility detection programming into EE security system.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:46 No.19015175
    Oh. That's a good idea. Lets give it to Grayson
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:49 No.19015217
    "Uhhhhh... We're all just puppets dancing on Ishelda's strings?"
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)17:49 No.19015222
    "You finally left the life of a vigilante and decided to pursue your lifelong dream of ballet?
    Good for you, Amy." You say very seriously. "I believe in you."
    She hits you on the shoulder. "It's my seecret projeeeect. Come drive it."
    "Drive? You *did* make me a Davemobile!"
    "No, I meant pilot. It's not a Davemobile. It's a big stompy killbot that I haven't put the Cluster into yet." She said, grabbing your hand. "I want to make sure it doesn't explode, so you need to drive it."
    You find yourself in a garage, looking up at something twelve feet tall, with two large arms sticking out of the side. "This is. . less stompy killbot, more. . I don't know, Mech?" You say.

    "C'mon, put it in!" She says.
    "Uh, Amy-"

    She yanks the cable out of your back, and scrabbles up to the mech, plugging something into the back of it.

    >Roll for mech piloting\driving\interfacing
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:51 No.19015242
    rolled 38 = 38

    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)17:51 No.19015244
    rolled 85 = 85

    Shitty roll incoming...

    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:51 No.19015247
    rolled 68 = 68

    >Nat 1

    Seems like I'm allergic to it.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:52 No.19015267
    rolled 50 = 50

    lets paint it purple
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:53 No.19015283
    rolled 53 = 53

    We should put skulls on it. Let's start with Natalie's.
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)17:53 No.19015289
    rolled 38 = 38

    Another one
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:54 No.19015298
    rolled 92 = 92

    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)17:55 No.19015308
    Suddenly, you can see . . Everything. In front of the mech, at least.

    Amy steeples her fingers. "It's aliive! Okay, now try, uh, walking."

    You close your eyes and focus, and take a few unsteady steps forward, the mech lurching much more than you're comfortable with.
    "Okay, now try. . firing! The left arm, though. The right arm would just tear through the wall."

    With a focus of will, you start up both chainguns on the left arm. Dakka splashed across the wall, sparking against the armor plating she had made your target.

    "It works!" She crowed.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:55 No.19015313
    rolled 82 = 82

    lets name it epona
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)17:56 No.19015330
    "It's.... it's beautiful"
    Shed a single manly tear.
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)17:57 No.19015337
    rolled 78 = 78

    Why not?
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)17:58 No.19015350
    "It's. . It's beautiful." You say, as Amy scrambles across your (The mech's, actually) shoulder.
    "Okay, now get out. I want to put the cluster in there." She says.

    You nod, and pull the cable out, where it was sucked back into your bullfrog.

    She crouched over the shoulder, and attached her wrist computer to the machine.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:00 No.19015372
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    Gee, I can't wait for the next 1 we roll when that thing's nearby.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:01 No.19015381
    rolled 12 = 12

    Can we connect to it wirelessly?
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:01 No.19015388
    ".... Man, if it only had massive mechadrites it would be perfect"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:03 No.19015417
    rolled 47 = 47

    Why do you always roll terribly on good ideas, anon?
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)18:04 No.19015429
    There was a loud buzzing, and then the power core in the back of the mech kicked on, as the cameras in the front flicked on.

    "Hello!" Amy said to the mech, looking into the camera.

    After a moment, it waited. . and then waved back with the Javelin.
    "It works!" She crowed again, and then climbed down, before stretching and sitting in the chair. "I gave it- well, them, the ability to signal things like my wrist computer. Go ahead and try it!" She said to the mech.

    The mech buzzed, and then her wrist computer beeped. Then one of the cameras turned to look at you, and it buzzed again.
    <Hello.> Comes the signal. It sounds like, to your mind, a cacophony of a hundred voices speaking at once.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:05 No.19015447
    <Hello. What's your name then?>
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)18:07 No.19015471
    <What's your name then?> You ask in response. .
    And immediately regret it.
    Every voice says a different name. A cluster of random words are all spoken immediately, buzzing into your ears as you sever the connection.
    "What're we going to name this thing?" Amy asks.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:08 No.19015499
    >a cacophony of a hundred voices speaking at once.

    Legion. For it is many.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:08 No.19015505
    "We probably should."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:08 No.19015510
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:08 No.19015512
    this?: >>19015313

    Also lets have a nice cozy chat with all the AI.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)18:10 No.19015534
    "Uh. . Legion? For it is many?"
    Amy rolls her eyes. "Come on, that's a cliche name. I might as well just call it the Cluster."
    "That's a Celtic horse god, isn't it?"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:11 No.19015537
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:12 No.19015553
    I'm kinda sad nobody suggested Tankred.
    So I'll do it.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:12 No.19015557
    <Quick, google it>
    "I think so"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:12 No.19015566
    "Gork. Or Mork. Or Gorkann Morkann! It's a thousand voices, shouting their warcry in unison and delivering stompy dakka death; it's pretty much the Orkiest thing I've ever seen.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:12 No.19015569
    Celtic horse god, eh?
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:13 No.19015576
    "Not sure, but it was the horse in the Legend of Zelda games."
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)18:13 No.19015581
    "Fine, let's go with Epona." She said, shrugging. She opened up her wrist computer and hit a few keys on it, and the mech crouched, the cameras turning off. "I'm probably gonna keep it- them- dormant most of the time, unless we need some firepower."

    And then that was when Grayson called. "Dave." He says. "You know that invisibility sensor system your AI gave us? It just went off. There's something near."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:14 No.19015594
    Thanks Grayson, can you give me a general location and heading? I'll move to intercept.

    Azure, it's go time.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:15 No.19015606
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:16 No.19015626
    "Gimme a location, I'll take care of it."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:17 No.19015631
    He thinks he can hide from us?! FUCK HIM. FIND HIM. SMASH HIS FACE IN. UNMASK HIS BITCH ASS.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)18:17 No.19015636
    <Azure, it's go time.> You say, and get up. "Something's going on with EE. You know that invisible guy from last week? Apparently something like that is near the building. Let's go."

    You and Amy jog out of the garage, slipping into Verne's car, and screeching off.

    <Something is strange.> Azure said as you got closer. <There are no humanoid null zones, but there are. . many, many small null zones circling the building.>
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:18 No.19015644
    Stealth drones?
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:19 No.19015649
    Invisible drones or something like that. Fucking weird.

    Ok Onyx, this one is yours, coordinate with the others. When we get close to one we're going to lunge towards it and have the drites extend as much as possible to grab one.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:19 No.19015654
    Try to hack them? If not lets capture at least one of them with with our amazing drites.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:19 No.19015659

    "Onyx, can you take these fuckers out with some mass gauss fire? We don't exactly have flak artillery, so we'll have to use the shitty WWI method of air defense; throwing lots of bullets in the sky."
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:20 No.19015672
    rolled 67 = 67

    Rolling for hack
    (Please dice gods, don't disappoint me now.)
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:21 No.19015682
    Why not hack????
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)18:21 No.19015683
    <Let's assume they're drones for now.> You say. <Onyx, snatch one.>

    The mechandrite launched outward, grabbing something, and white sparks shot from the mechandrite's claws, before the invisibility faded around whatever it was holding;
    Definitely a drone.
    <Can we hack them?> You ask Cyan.
    <It doesn't seem so. I can't target them at all. Your. . ability might be able to, but I can't help.>
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:22 No.19015702
    See if Amy can disable it first.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:23 No.19015712
    Not quite yet, Amy, you mind taking this bugger apart and giving me some information on it.

    When we do hack we should try to keep as many as possible, it makes reverse engineering and subverting them easier.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:23 No.19015714
    rolled 21 = 21

    Give droid to Amy and then see if our ability can hack them?
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)18:24 No.19015721
    You close your eyes, and target the ones sitting in the air. .

    It's easy. Almost easier than you would have imagined. You simply slip in, and control two of them, easily. Fiddling with them, you find that they're carrying exactly zero weapons; they're just camera drones, and they aren't controlled by any kind of AI. Strange. .
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:24 No.19015724
    rolled 50 = 50

    Use our magic hacking ability.
    Connect directly to it with a info port for better result

    Connect with Grayson "they are using invisible reconnaissance droids. I suggest putting down the shutters"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:25 No.19015739
    rolled 55 = 55

    Distraction perhaps?

    Shut down the droids, we might be able to reverse-engineer the cloak technology
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:26 No.19015753
    Pull out ALL the information from them.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:27 No.19015766
    Try to discern where they are sending their signals.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:27 No.19015769
    Pull everything we can from the buggers, try to find what is controlling them and where they're sending the data.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)18:28 No.19015783
    "Grayson, they're invisible recon drones." You tell him. "I'd put down the shutters."

    He nods, and you notice all of the windows of the building go dark.

    "Amy, try taking this drone apart." You tell her, and hand her the one Onyx's 'Drite had snatched out of the air. The two in your command you peel off from the rest of the swarm, and you pull them down to you.
    <Cyan, these things are sending and recieving some kind of signal. Try finding out where it's from.>
    Cyan spends a moment thinking. <Spread the two in your control apart. I'll try triangulating.>
    You nod and do so, and a moment later, Cyan speaks again.
    <The grey van on the street. It's coming from over there.> Cyan says, highlighting the van.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:30 No.19015797
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:30 No.19015804
    "Amy, lets intercept that van!
    Don't kill them though!"

    "Ride up to them on Ebona and I'll drop off on the roof!"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:31 No.19015819
    rolled 18 = 18

    Ok, let's act like we don't know they're here, if we move toward it he's going to bug out immediately.

    First use cameras and get data on the van, then ping it and see what we can find about it, then we have a team cut off it's escape route while we advance on it.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)18:32 No.19015825
    "Catch those bastards!" You say, and Amy looks up from the drone. "What?"

    You slide into the driver's seat, and start the car up again, driving for the van. As soon as you do, the van peels off, driving away.

    <The cluster is following them.> Azure notes.

    >1d100 for CAR CHASE
    >Taking first one
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:33 No.19015841
    rolled 13 = 13

    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:33 No.19015842
    rolled 88 = 88

    Car chase skills.

    Also try to hack the van. Given the amount of computer control there is going to be in coordinating wheels, abs, all that computer assisted stuff we might not be able to shut it down, but we ought to be able to slow it down or make it stop.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:34 No.19015857
    rolled 30 = 30

    ... every fucking time.

    Does car chase music constitute a bonus to the check?
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:34 No.19015864
    The dice gods don't like you're movie. Sorry.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:35 No.19015872
    rolled 63 = 63


    We had above 50 average. Way to go and fuck it up.
    Now we have risk it again.
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)18:35 No.19015874
    rolled 99 = 99

    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:35 No.19015876
    >... every fucking time.

    Why are you still doing it, then?
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:36 No.19015881

    I meant to link to this guy>>19015857
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)18:36 No.19015887
    You screech down the road, following the van.

    "The driver is Goggles!" Amy says, peeking out of the window. "Their back windows are covered up by something."

    The Van takes a turn, and you screech around the corner, following.
    "Gauss!" Amy calls.
    That's when you hear a gunshot, and the tire bursts.

    The car swerves out of control, and you instinctually hit the breaks as it screeches to a stop.

    Someone slams shut the back door to the van, and it drives away.
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)18:36 No.19015890
    Sorry, but I can't higher.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:38 No.19015903
    Tap into city security cameras and follow where the van is going [we have hacked these a million times. Surely we do not need to roll for it again and again?]
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:38 No.19015905
    Mother whore mongers.

    Ok fire up our hacking. See if we can't ping it and maybe slow it down or stop it. Track the van on cameras, when Epona gets here hitch a ride and chase that guy down.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:38 No.19015908
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)18:38 No.19015913
    rolled 8 = 8

    AYE! That does not work with 70+, does it?
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:39 No.19015920
    Lets hack the traffic lights! This will be fantastic!
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)18:40 No.19015928
    rolled 99 = 99

    Fukken reroll.
    Also, traffic lights.
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)18:41 No.19015942
    Everyone, shut the fuck up.
    I got this.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)18:41 No.19015949
    <Cyan, target it!> You call. <It and all traffic lights between us!>
    <Affirmative.> Cyan says, and you close your eyes. The van has some kind of jamming, so you can't reach directly into it, but. . you CAN control the traffic lights. .

    >Roll 1d100 for CAR CRASHING
    >taking first roll again.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:42 No.19015958
    rolled 27 = 27

    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:42 No.19015964
    rolled 95 = 95

    >taking first roll again.

    I dodn't notice that the first time
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:42 No.19015968
    I hate you, dice gods.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:43 No.19015975
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)18:43 No.19015984
    rolled 11 = 11

    Damn you.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:44 No.19015987
    <Welp. Tap into the security cameras and follow the van.>
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)18:44 No.19015992
    rolled 57 = 57

    Nvm, I am even lower.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)18:45 No.19016001
    >Actually, screw it, I'm counting HeadRox's 99

    You flip one of the lights to green at just the right time, and a large semi truck drives by, not noticing the van.

    The van smashes, front-first, into the semi's side, the entire machine screeching to a stop.

    "Let's go." You say, getting out of the car.
    "Go where?" Amy asked. "It's too fast!"
    "No problem; I stopped it." You say, and the two of you run to the van wreckage.
    The front was mostly damaged, but the back of the van was entirely untouched. The vehicle was entirely abandoned by the time you got there, but there was. . strange machinery in the back. It looked somewhat like a chair, but with long metal needles going up along the spine.

    "I say we drag this thing back to EE." Amy says, flipping open her phone.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:46 No.19016018
    "Yes! Lets take the look and get out of here before police arrives!"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:46 No.19016025
    Make sure that Mr. Invisible isn't hiding in or on top of it. Check for a null field or something like that.

    Then we drag the entire van back, I'd rather not damage anything important by ripping it out.
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)18:47 No.19016031
    Thank you very much.
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)18:49 No.19016056
    <Any null fields in the area?>
    <None.> Azure responded.

    "Mark." Amy said. "We need your chopper."

    Five minutes later, Mark, the crashed van, and the four of you were standing on EE's rooftop as technicians pull the strange machine out, Jun eying everything with an apprehensive look.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:49 No.19016065
    "What's wrong, Jun?"
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)18:49 No.19016068
    Also,"This chair reminds me of Matrix"

    If we can go with techpriest quotes, why not Matrix?
    "Jun NEEDS to know about this"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:51 No.19016087
    The guy in it got away sadly, but at least we got something. They had set up a net of invisible camera drones around the perimeter, I'm glad we found it.

    Also this chair creeps me the fuck out, I have a replaced spine that is taking over bits of my brain function so I can optimize my gray matter, and even I consider this fucking creepy as all hell.
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)18:51 No.19016097
    rolled 15 = 15

    "What's Jun? A second mole?"
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:52 No.19016102
    Ask Amy and Jun
    "You guys think you could integrate this cloaking technology with the power-suits we got?"
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)18:52 No.19016103
    "What's wrong, Jun?" You ask.

    "This. . looks very, very similar." She said. "To the bullfrog. Same theory, same concept. The only difference is that while the bullfrog replaces most of the nervous system, this. . chair is designed to utilize it."
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)18:52 No.19016106
    rolled 24 = 24

    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:53 No.19016121
    Well, it seems the cat is out of the bag. You should definitely file a patent before it's too late. Might at least make a bit of money from it.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)18:55 No.19016161

    What are you rolling for? For fucks sake!

    "Hey, look at this way. If they managed to crack Bullfrog's secrets, even partially, you'll be able to find out more about it after you study this chair."
    >> Exabyte !SIL6URyblU 05/07/12(Mon)18:58 No.19016186
    "Well, the cat's out of the bag." You say. "You might want to patent it, make a little cash off of it."

    "No, that's not the problem; the theory and concept has been around awhile- I don't think it was a leak." She said. "What's unnerving is that. . Well, I thought, after all the testing that I've done with the bullfrog and gen-3 implants that you were one of the only people that could use one."

    She shrugged.

    "The existence of this chair means that there's at least one more."

    >> End of thread 13.
    >>I'm ending early because I'm really not writing that well today. I'm off my groove, so to speak.
    >>Again I'll stick around, and my twitter is @futureexabyte .
    >> HeadRox 05/07/12(Mon)18:58 No.19016188
    To roll out my bad ones, why'd you ask?
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)19:08 No.19016334
    Thanks for another great thread.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)19:09 No.19016346
    >>>I'm ending early because I'm really not writing that well today. I'm off my groove, so to speak.

    Oh well. See you next time!
    Don't burn yourself out.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)19:11 No.19016398
    >>>I'm ending early because I'm really not writing that well today. I'm off my groove, so to speak.
    I didn't notice.....
    Well then, see you next thread.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)19:12 No.19016406
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)19:13 No.19016423
    He never said that the spine chair was human sized. It's actually cat sized, the only other being we know of who can use this sort of implant like us is ISHELDA!
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)19:14 No.19016431
    OH GOD
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)19:14 No.19016440

    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)19:16 No.19016464
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)19:17 No.19016481
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)19:18 No.19016484
    But we were paranoid that the Man in Goggles was Abel.

    Does that mean that Abel is Ishelda who is Abel who is Ishelda?
    >> Paloozer 05/07/12(Mon)19:18 No.19016493
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    ..Oh wait...It is all great so I can't help it.
    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)19:19 No.19016504

    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)19:23 No.19016565

    >> Anonymous 05/07/12(Mon)19:26 No.19016609

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