You are Miranda Rook. Currently, you are in your London hotel room, glaring at your phone, trying to order your thoughts. You are a holder of a doctorate in mathematics, a financial wizard, desperately lonely, and most recently a budding warlord that has just bought a PMC.Well. Technically speaking, you hadn't REALLY hired them yet. Just made a vocal promise. You don't know if that would hold up in court, but you also did give your name as well, so it's probably for the best not to try to pull a bait and switch on a mercenary company that you've given your name to. They went by the name 'Peregrine Immediate.' Dreadful name. Old company though, one tested by fire across a great deal of dirty wars across three continents, but had recently suffered a poor turn of fortunes just off the coast of India. They were between a rock and a hard place, and you were their salvation. Rather adroitly handled in your opinion. You just wish you could stop hyperventilating before calling this damn lawyer. You wanted to make sure you had contract. A proper ironclad one. So, you got a name from a coworker, Bradley Witchall. Hadn't joined a firm- apparently was striking out on his own. Middling work out in Houston, no famous cases, but no famous blunders either. Showed up in the newspaper for winning a state wide hotdog eating contest. You set that aside. It's just a contract. You probably couldn't afford to hire him on a permanent basis anyway, what with the PMC purchase and all.Which then leads to THAT question. How do you bring that up? You groan, slump in a chair. That would be awkward. Lawyer-client confidentiality could only stretch so far. And the biggest case it looked like Bradley Witchall had handled recently was a 24 pack. Embezzling would be more fun- you have Andy's laptop here. Easy as pie to have the evidence shifted to him.>Just call him already! You need a lawyer.>Embezzle and frame Andy.>Embezzle and hide your tracks without framing Andy.>Other.
>>29546162>Embezzle and hide your tracks without framing Andy.
>>29546162just call him alreadydon't want to embezzle to be honest. I hope we keep working a white collar job while having a secret badass life.or at least till we're sure that our boss is abandoning and looting the ship. speaking of which, didn't we chose to find him?
>>29546162>>Just call him already! You need a lawyer.We really need that lawyer. More then money at the moment.
>>29546513>>29546488Scratch what I said earlier, lawyer calling it is.Anyway, last I checked there was only one person last thread that wanted to find Low. So, lawyer time.
>>29546480Uh, you REALLY shouldn't call the vote on the first response, especially for the first post in the thread.
>>29546162>>Embezzle and hide your tracks without framing Andy.Maybe a little quiet computer work will help us gather our nerves.
>>29546513taking a short term loan and playing the market for a month would probably give us more money anyway
>>29546162>>Just call him already! You need a lawyer.lets get the contracts signed so we can get back to making money
>>29546565yeah, we've got enough money to cover getting through the contract process with the lawyer, once the PMC is ours, we can get back to making sure our company is not imploding before we start embezzling
>>29546553he probably did that because it took almost half an hour for the second response. I just found the thread. Op did you make a twitter account yet?
>>29546637Check the timestamps again, mate.
Rolled 17>>29546162>>Just call him already! You need a lawyer.
>>29546162>And the biggest case it looked like Bradley Witchall had handled recently was a 24 pack.Dohoho.
>>29546891explain what's funny about that
>>29547282its a fat joke
>>29547282Another name for a 24-can pack of beer is a "case". Implying Mr. Witchall has a beer belly.
>>29547301>>29547289Fat joke/beer belly no, alcoholic yes.
>>29547289>>29547301>>29547314I see. heh
Timezones, timezones, gotta keep those in mind. About 5:30PM here, it'll be round about 11:30AM there. Hope they didn't take an early lunch. You decide to call them through your laptop, as your phone, yet again, has run out of battery. Piece of crap. After some finagling with the microphone, all systems are go, and you're dialing. It's answered almost immediately. A woman's voice steeped in drawl that you almost think is exaggerated answers."Witchall legal services, this is Barbara speaking, how can I help you?""Yeah, uh, hi, I'm Miranda Rook, I was hoping to consult with Mr. Witchall concerning contracts. Making a contract, rather.""Really? Well, hun, you've called the right place. I'm just sure I can pencil in an appointment to help you out- how's the Wednesday after next sound at 10:00AM sound?""Wednesday after- no, no, I need him soon. Sooner.""Really? Ma'am, I'm sorry, but that's simply not possible-""Oh come on-" You're starting to find your accent slipping back to Nebraska. Stupid accents were infectious. Regathering your best, professional voice, you try again, "I'm sorry Barbara, but I really do need to speak to him promptly.""Mr. Witchall is in the middle of a very important meeting, Miz Rook," Barbara's tone of voice was getting appreciably harder, "And you'll just have to wait like everybody else does."You roll your eyes."Would it matter if I said I was a friend of Andrew Rice's?""Andrew Rice? I don't know him.""Just tell Witchall that, okay?""He specified he shouldn't be interrupted-""Plllleeeease?" A sigh, and then you hear the noise on the other end die, to be replaced by someone caterwauling accompanied by a tortured guitar. You wait a good minute before the torture ends.
"-go on, I'll get back to you reverend, I will. Just this is important is all," Bellicose, brassy, and loud. Very Texan sounding. The voice is distant- apparently he was dismissing that important meeting from earlier, "Thank you, thank you, take care now- I'm sorry for the delay, Miss...?""Rook.""Miss Rook, I'm already delighted and entirely en-chan-ted by the sound of your voice, if you don't mind me saying so," A squeal of a chair under stress as he sits down, "Lapsus linguae that delay my dear, lapsus linguae. So! You're that fancy mathematical lady that got a doctorate that Andy mentioned.""He mentioned me?""Called me earlier about it, we go way back him and I, heheh, nemo me impune lacessit. So! You need a lawyer then. I specialize in contracts, though London might be different, heh, lex loci in London I do not know."Right. Apparently he is good friends with Andy. And a book of latin phrases. Not that that meant much. Pithy quotes alone don't make contracts. "Right, when would you be available?""For a friend of Andy's? Ex tempore!"You guess he means immediately. You mull things over. It might be that he'll tell Andy when they get together again. And you're not entirely sure what your company would think of you hiring a PMC. On the other hand...It's just a contract. You're buying a business is all. The PMC side need not be advertised in first place. Just a simple, 'I own this, here's how profits are divvied up,' was really all that was necessary. Right? And worse comes to worse, violation of client-attorney privilege would encourage him to keep his trap shut.>Be open. Explain everything so he won't go in blind.>Tell only the minimum details necessary. After this, Witchall and you don't have to cross paths again.>Reject the lawyer. How hard can a contract be? You can google the heavy parts and handle it yourself!>Other
>>29547480>>Be open. Explain everything so he won't go in blind.we want this contract to be solid
>>29546637>twitterOkay, lemme go make one while waiting for suggests.
Rolled 17>>29547480>>Be open. Explain everything so he won't go in blind.Make it good.Fluff it that it will be a security solutions provider. Not PMC as that brings a bad stigma.
>>29547480ask him about confidentiality. tell him we don't want anyone knowing about this even Andy, especially Andy.depending on the answer we can give all the info now or later
>>29547480>Be openBut we'd like a contact buying his silence too.
>>29547480IT'S BACK YESSSSS.>Be open.
>>29547586>>29547515>>29547637Open sesame. Writing.
>>29547672stillask him not to spread this, especially to Andy
>>29547480>>Be open. Explain everything so he won't go in blind.
https://twitter.com/SEQuestQMSorry it took so long. ANYWAY WRITING.
>>29547847Just posting to let you know lurkers enjoy this as well
>>29548214Indeed we do.
"So, uh, client attorney privilege?" "Sub rosa, totally sub rosa darling, don't worry nothing about that.""Nothing we discuss leaves our respective rooms?""No sirree."You sigh. How to phrase this..."Well, I'm buying a business.""Right.""It's a dynamic field.""Uh huh? Investment? You probably signed a non-competitive clause with Frontier by the by. That one's free miss.""No, no, it's in a VERY different field," Buzzwords, buzzwords, "They provide non standard solutions in developing markets where traditional means of contract enforcement and security are unavailable.""Right... What's the name of the company?""Peregrine Immediate."Another distant squeak of a chair half a world away, and some tapping at a keyboard. Some deafening silence."Uh, Miss Rook- that was 'peregrine,' like the bird, right?""Yes.""...I'm no expert in ius in bello, ma'am.""All you need to do is whip up a contract for my purchase and possession of the company, Mr. Witchall. That is all.""Look, Ms. Rook, this seems- why?""Why what?""Why would you go in this field? I mean Jesus, lady, you've got a good job, why would you do this?" You don't really have an answer for that. Well, maybe you do, but it wasn't anything you'd say over a phone line, and especially not to a stranger like this."What is your fee, or do I have to find someone else?"Another pause, followed by a chuckle, "Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit...Five thousand.""Five thousand dollars?""Sure. I get the feeling I'll be talking to you again soon ma'am. And you're a friend of Andy's. Don't worry- I'm not in the mood to get disbarred. Just, take some friendly advice-""No," You're not really in the mood. "Okay, okay! Experentia docet! Barb'll handle the payment details. Just contact me when you run these guys down, and we'll get talking. Heh, but, uh, not face to face? I'd rather skip on the air fare."
You arrange the details with Barbara- his account would be credited for $5000, and in exchange at a time and date of your choosing, you'd have a lawyer taking point when negotiating for Peregrine Immediate. Who knows, maybe the price would be driven down a little more. One fire down.You check the stock price for Frontier again. Down by sixteen cents on top of the dollar dip earlier. Still no news about Deacon's arrest on the news. Was Mr. Low mistaken? Or was he lying? That wouldn't make sense though. There was no motivation for him to do so.Where was Low anyway? You check your phone. Aside from Andy's message, nothing else. Your stomach growls. Food. Food would be good. You order another pizza. This time, you're audacious enough to add breadsticks. Livin' the dream.After finishing your meal, it's 6:00PM. The sun is setting, red and toxic, not that you can get a good look with the Shard building blocking your sight. Another check of your phone reveals nothing. Frontier's stock rallied, up by thirty cents. Boring. Still, you're rested and full. Time to act.>$407,660 available.>Find Mr. Low. Find out where the Hell he is, and what he was panicking over.>Access your model again, see if you can get money from playing the stock market. Carefully.>Find Andy. See if he's doing anything interesting.>Call Captain Koojimans. Arrange a meeting, see when he'd be available.>Call the home office. Find out whether or not there's any truth to Deacon being arrested.>Other.
>>29548514Our reasoning for this purchase is that it's a better quest premise than just another getting laid quest.
>>29548493>"They provide non standard solutions in developing markets where traditional means of contract enforcement and security are unavailable."Fucking smooth, we sound like an actual contractor now>>29548514I'ma be a pain in the ass and combine;>Find Andy. See if he's doing anything interesting.Get him to>Find Mr. Low. Find out where the Hell he is, and what he was panicking over.while we >Call Captain Koojimans. Arrange a meeting, see when he'd be available.followed by>Access your model again, see if you can get money from playing the stock market. Carefully.and then, after that>Call the home office. Find out whether or not there's any truth to Deacon being arrested.sorry op, its too tempting
>>29548514>>Call Captain Koojimans. Arrange a meeting, see when he'd be available.lets get that out of the way first, then figure if out company is sinking and we need to abandon ship
>>29548540Well. Yes.But muh immersion.
>>29548514>>Access your model again, see if you can get money from playing the stock market. Carefully.
>>29548555sorry op, I gotta agree with thisthough I'd like to look at our model first before contacting the captain
>>29548540fuck that, we're going to do both
>>29548555>>29548603Well, that's fine, but you do have a slight time limit. I guess it should have been, 'which do you want to do first.'Anyway, I'll give it another ten minutes before deciding.
Rolled 5>>29548514>>Call Captain Koojimans. Arrange a meeting, see when he'd be available.This one is the most pressing.After this we can use our model to play the market but we need to secure the meeting first.
>>29548637cool, I'm >>29548555 and I'll try to simplify it;>call Andy and tell him to find Low>call KOOJImans to arrange a meetingaccess our model and make some dosh
>>29548585We're an extremely bored 26 year virgin who has spent her whole life in books and surrounded by numbers.And now, now we have enough money to put a group of professional murderers for hire under our control. And god damnit power like that sounds fun. Also, it's a good investment if you handle it right and we might just find some handsome veteran to shack up with.>>29548514>Call Captain Koojimans. Arrange a meeting, see when he'd be available.Start with this. After this we can look for Mr. Low.
>>29547847>https://twitter.com/SEQuestQMAdded to directory.
>>29548678yeahcalling Andy is faster and we don't really want to deal with him in personprobably the result would be less optimal compared if we went personally..... wait can't we call Low?
>>29548706Do you never sleep?!
>>29548684>we might just find some handsome veteran to shack up withthe rest what you wrote are just the realizations we tell ourself to cover the true intent behind this
>>29548727> directory fag> sleepUnlikely.>>29548742The QTG Twitter list.
>>29548514First thing to do is call Koojimans, see when we can meet with him.After that we should probably check on corporate accounts and make sure nobody is trying to embezzle the accounts out before shit hits the fan since there's something odd going on.
>>29548743Dating rugged and strong combat scarred hunks is easier when you're their superior officer.
>>29548742quest runners directory, can be found in the QTGs, has all known quest twitters>>29548684>Also, it's a good investment if you handle it right and we might just find some handsome veteran to shack up with.hehehe, reminds me of the discussion we had in the QTG about just that; http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/29496132/#29504500
>>29548763> implying we won't be a total power bottom>>29548775That was great.
>>29548743We actually just have a really big thing for experienced, scarred, veterans, we had enough money to buy a company of them, and we were honestly bored enough with our pile of money to do it.
>>29548763Uh... no it isn't. It's incredibly unethical and inappropriate to have sex with people under your command.
Why can't we just ignore sex and continue on with math and guns
>>29548797More like Reverse Battle Harem Quest, amirite?Totally okay with this.>>29548812I'm sure Kooji knows all about ethics, heh heh heh.
First thing's first, arranging with the mercenaries. Then, I'll probably roll in to arranging some trades, calling Andy to see about Low, and then calling the home office. This is gonna be a long 'un.Writtin'.
>>29548812only if your in a national military that forbids fraternisationwe are not, and we're about to buy them
>>29548837Why can't we have it all?
>>29548845>This is gonna be a long 'un.eeeexcelent
>>29548848Those are the rules for a reason, they aren't just arbitrary bullshit made up by moon princesses, they are the logical outgrowth of the fabric of reality itself.
Rolled 5>>29548812They're not under our command.We Own Them.
>>29548875But we don't know that.
>>29548884yeahwe probably do not want to go into the field and start giving orders
>>29548893"You shouldn't fraternize with your subordinates" is a good, rational policy, that's why the US military uses it.Sorry for getting flowery.>>29548901Chesterton's fence, man.
>>29548884Do NOT turn this in to a femdom thing god damn it.
Rolled 16>>29548911>SU-27! Thats 4 more than 23! Probably better than the US since they're only up to 22.Yea we don't.
>>29548921your taking this way to seriously, and also, we are not going to be in the chain of command, nor is this a standing army, we're buying a fledgling merc company and nurturing it as a hobby, and expensive and scary hobby we know nothing about, but fuck it, it'll be fun
Rolled 8>>29548928>relatively unattractive boss lady with at least 50 chiseled pieces of mercenary meatYou planted the idea anon.
>>29548934>>29548934inb4 no femdom and we end up getting pampered to shit once Kooji warms up to the whole thing.
>>29548967We are going to be in the chain of command, because we're going to be the owner of it. Is the POTUS not in the chain of command just because he's a civilian?
>>29548928It's not necessarily a femdom thing, at least not to start with. We're a virgin, we have no fucking clue what we're doing in bed.
>>29548995he does not own anything, he is not the CFO or CEO or head of the board, its a completely different organizational structuretrying to compare a private armed organisations internal structure to a standing army is fucking stupid, the PMC's largely exist to get away from that structure
btwwe still need to fix up our looks before meeting koojiWe really don't want to look like a introverted math nerd. There should be saloons that could help us achieve that boss look. Probably need a new suit too
>>29549008>we have no fucking clue what we're doing in bed.POMF~ =3
>>29549012You shouldn't have sex with your employees either.
Rolled 7>>29549024The bed would be left legless
>>29549019There were some thoughts about this in the last thread, i'm sure we have a suit, but its not a good fitting one, and we've no idea how to apply makeupa saloon might be good, but its also London, anything fashion is fucking expensive
>>29549029>You shouldn't have sex with your employees either.If that's wrong then I really, really, REALLY don't want to be right.
God dammit peoplestop trying to turn this into some kind of a sexual encounter quest!
Rolled 4>>29549040Not that expensive on the kind of money shes pulling in.A thousand quid tops for a single trip to properly do herself up.
>>29549029It'll be fun, loosen up a bit.
>>29549029with your attitude, you shouldnt have sex at all
Rolled 6>>29549075virgins can't loosen up.
>>29549040she should at least get her suit tailoredthough I still think it is better to buy a new, quality one. I doubt when she got the one she had now she thought about quality that much.expensive but worthwhile
>>29549132>virgins can't loosen up.Can be fixed through proper application of Butyl nitrite, actually.
>>29549120I don't. Now what?
>>29549178true, Miranda could use a good comfortable tailored suit, its amazing how much a proper fitted suit feels over an off the shelf one
>>29549183> not sure if date rapist
Rolled 9>>29549178Tailoring takes a few days for the london outfitters and the 24hrs ones can be iffy.We should see when we schedule the meeting for and then go from there. We can make do with a off the rack powersuit from a up market boutique. Those should come to about 500 quid for a very nice set
>>29549132We might have a soldier fetish.There is something about them being strong and protective, yet scarred and damaged. Also we have a position of power over them so we're more likely to approach them.We do want to get laid, but escort services weren't looking right, and we don't want to bang our coworkers.
>>29549202Well clearly you need to buy a mercenary army>>29549223yeah, when the meeting is on will determine our shopping/tailoring needs
>>29549223hopefully the meeting is not that soon. 24h ones are still better than no tailoring at all, right?
>>29549228>There is something about them being strong and protective, yet scarred and damaged.Not to mention they're not limpwristed pussies like almost everyone else who isn't an immigrant around here.
>>29549243we have a suit already, its probably just an off the shelf one though
Rolled 2>>29549243Depends on the cutting and the tailor and I doubt MC is a good enough shopper to know what to look for in a good suit maker. (Falls well and all that.). The up market boutiques at least guarantee a certain level of quality and their staff will help select a piece that makes the belly appear smaller..
>>29549287> that makes the belly appear smaller..speaking of, although not immediately, we should probably start working out, or at least watching our diet
>>29549327Time for boot camp.
>>29548928Can we do femsub? Is femsub okay?
>>29549327I don't really see why that should be a priority or anywhere but near the bottom of our to-do list. We aren't going to be going anywhere dangerous or demands we be in shape, and MC isn't as interested in sex as the players are.
>>29549397>We aren't going to be going anywhere dangerous or demands we be in shapeHow do you know?Also > being /fit/> ever a bad thing
>>29549397thisbesides it is going to take at least 5-6 months before any effect. Unless we use enchantment drugs and other substances.
>>29549397hence the >although not immediatelypart, its not a priority, but this endevour has breathed new life into the MCs life, might as well get fit
>>29549380I could see that. The nerdy math genius wanting to be boldly taken by a rugged mercenary on top of a pile of money.
>>29549446all the more reason to start now you fat slob
Rolled 4>>29549490A sudden turnabout if lifestyle habits doesn't immediately happen. It'll take time.
>>29549446>enchantment drugs> enchantmentIf this goes Full Fantasy I'll laugh my ass off.> the trouble in Algeria was plundering orks all along!>>29549486> 56,234 five star ratings on ChickLit hub i.e Goodreads.I wouldn't be opposed.
>>29549525>ChickLit hub i.e Goodreads.I never realized how accurate this was till today.
>>29549446>Unless we use enchantment drugs and other substances.nope, we're staying away from drugsit might take a long time, but a healthier lifestyle should be something to aim for, even in the background and never in focus
>>29549525> Modern Fantasy Mercenary QuestRun it, faggot. I-i would even vote. Not that I like the idea or anything.
>>29549525>New York Times' fastest bestseller
Rolled 8>>29549581You want to be reamed by a exquisitely carved hunk of ork masculinity and you know it.
>>29549602> one of the most downloaded books in the Kindle store since the introduction of the platform
>>29549636>movie adaptation deals are already being discussed
First thing's first, mercenary side. You pick up your cell phone, dial Peregrine Immediate. You dip a hunk of carbs and salt in the last of the marinara sauce, and chew it pensively. Business. Business. You are business. So much business. Irish kid picks it up on the first ring."Hello, Peregrine Immediate. We're really busy right now, but-""I have my lawyer available," You attempt to channel your spirit animal of Sigourney Weaver, "When are you available?""Oh Mrs. Rook? Well, we, er, our schedule can be-""Do I need to go elsewhere?" You let acid drip from your words. You're infinitely amused at his little yipe."Right! Captain! Captain Koojimans!" It only takes a moment for Captain Koojimans to be on the line. They must have been waiting for your call. His voice is as sand papered as ever."Mrs. Rook, a pleasant surprise. I was wondering if perhaps you were a practical joker.""Nothing of the sort, Captain. Your payday has arrived. When are you next available?""Soonest? Tomorrow."Tomorrow. Might be a little too soon for you- your flight back to New York was on Friday. Well, that was the flight with your coworkers. Technically, your plan had been to fly home Sunday, but now...Today's Saturday, tomorrow would be Sunday."Hm. And your schedule for the week?""I am open," He growls. Is it just you, or is your phone just a bit colder? "My deadline, very definitively, is Saturday. I do not appreciate my time being wasted.""I wouldn't dream of it," You murmur."Good. And we're meeting in person.""Beg pardon?""In person. I want to meet you face to face. I trust that will not be a problem.""My lawyer can't be present in London.""Oh? I thought he was just on the continent."Koojimans is starting to get a bit on your nerves. You start drumming your fingers on the desk. You speak very carefully, very slowly, trying to keep your voice steady. Be Sigourney. Be Sigourney."Captain, why does it matter to you?"
>>29549656> adaptation gets 3 star critic and 7,6 star audience ratings>>29549602But of course.>>29549612B-but!!>>29549581mite b kewl/10
"If you purchase my company, you'll have the power of life and death over my men. You will decide what jobs to take, what supplies they are issued, and what godforsaken hellhole they shall bleed in. If I did not need the money for the sake of promises I have to keep, I would not even consider your offer. We are not decorations. I want to be absolutely certain that you are not just a rank amateur."You wait for him to say something else, but he's blessedly silent for the moment. You sigh."Captain Koojimans, is there a point to this?""I want to meet face to face. Tomorrow.""Like I said, my lawyer-""Hang the contract. I want to talk to you first. We've been looking-" Ah shit, "And haven't found anything of you. Nothing," What, seriously? You're almost disappointed, "Which is worrying. Is this your first time in the mercenary business, Mrs Rook?""I'm the one with the money-""Money is not good enough-""Words don't feed mouths, buy bullets, or soothe dead family, Captain Koojimans," You hiss the last of his name, "And if you're that concerned over who I am, perhaps you're not what I'm looking for?" You stand, leaning over, "Pray tell, why do you think I picked your company? Because, last I checked, you weren't a unit of nagging, whining, children, wringing their hands at the thought of being used by the 'wrong people,' Captain Koojimans! I am paying, for SOLDIERS damn it!" You slam your hand down for emphasis, and immediately regret it, "If you want to meet me, fine, be my guest. But it will be under my conditions, and my terms, and my date and time, and without ANY of implications of distrust. I bring money, you give soldiers. Simple. Don't drag anything else in to this, Koojimans."Silence at the other end of the line, and then a murmured, "Very well," Humbled, but not cowed, "When and how would you like to meet.">CONDITIONS:>Alone in a public place.>At his office, meet the men.>Lawyer will handle it remotely.>Other.>TIME:>Anywhere from Sunday-Friday.
>>29549710>>Alone in a public place.Treat him to dinner?
>>29549710>At his office, meet the men.>meet in 2 days timegives us time to sort shit out with the company, make money and get a decent suit
Rolled 10>>29549710>>Alone in a public place.To discuss the deal. Some details do not need to be said within earshot of the men.>>At his office, meet the men.Then if everything is satisfactory, perhaps we shall deign to do an inspection. To you know, show that the buyer might actually care abit.
>>29549710I'll second >>29549777as for time>Tomorrowwe can sort the contract out with the lawyer later, he wants to meet us first
>>29549777a date! A date!Now we DEFINITELY need to do a complete make over.Also, Rook can be pretty badass. Where is all of this bravado coming from?What will we do once he stays asking some questions to know how much we know about this business? Should we spend some time reading more about this?
>>29549710>Alone in a public place.First we meet with Koojimans, then we meet with the rest of the men once we, hopefully, have his respect.Get the alpha wolf on our side before we go into the den. This is just for the initial meeting, we'll deal with exact contract stipulations at their offices with all the numbers available for us to go through.Have it over some dinner or lunch, make it somewhere nice and discrete, we ought to be able to find somewhere like that in London and get a reservation set up, if we need to we can chat with the Concierge.Do the meeting on Monday, I want another day to study up on the numbers of the merc business.
>>29549788thiswe need some time to prepare
>>29549798I think this is good. Afternoon at a cafe? Neutral and calm atmosphere would be to our benefit. Not dinner. We'll freak out with jitters preparing for the meeting as if it's a date and would do nothing but undermine his impression of us.We should meet on Monday, the soonest we can get a proper suit.
Rolled 78>>29549832>>29549855Yes, these. But let's not try to bluff too hard.The smell of bullshit is hard to get rid of.> rolling for knowledge acquisition> incoming NAT 1
>>29549832>Also, Rook can be pretty badass. Where is all of this bravado coming from?Its going to be hilarious, the moment shes behind closed doors the spaghetti will flood the room. >Should we spend some time reading more about this?we should, just to get more knowledge on the business, but I also think we should be largely honest with Kooji, he is a vet, who has managed to hold the company together after some rather bad times, and we want him to keep doing so and to advise us on the best course of action for the company
>>29549876Oh hell no, we don't say we have experience in the merc business. Once we get in the actual meeting with him we tell him our background and experience. But that's no reason to appear uneducated. We aren't going to disregard his expert opinion. Also, when we meet we might want to mention that we're technically a Dr, we have a PhD after all.
>>29549876>Rolled 1d100: 78Congratulations, we're not an expert but we know more than the last three US presidents.
kooji said his deadline is Saturday. so entire week. Let's not get hasty. Perhaps Thursday or at least Friday would be good?Not only we need to get complete make over, find out whatever is going on with our company but also learn more about pmc business like we have to take an important exam so that kooji doesn't find out we know Jack shit in just few questions
Okay, meet alone, Monday, in a public place, am I reading this right?If so, this'll be quick. Prewrote the next section before deciding to have a choice break up the last chunk.
>>29549909This, we get to the meeting and make it very clear what our position is, and what Kooji's position is, keeping the merc company running and alive, we trust him to have its best interests at heart, and we want to see it grow and be very profitable, while we don't know much about it, does not mean it can't be successful, lets be honest with him, but lets get him on our side
Rolled 8>>29549951With an option to visit the men afterwards if things go smoothly
>>29549951ehI think Monday is too soon tbhmaybe Tuesday? By that time or suit will definamos be finished if we order it today
>>29549951sounds good to me
>>29549975definitely*auto correct, damn you, etc etc
>>29549951Monday's too soon, we don't need to rush on his account. Let's cram like we're in college and not make ourselves out to be an impulsive imbecile that decided to buy a mercenary army on a whim.
>>29549909Good, we're on the same page. Some of the replies seemed to steer into the direction of "Bluff him so he thinks we've been doing this for ages", at least to my eyes.>>29549958Precisely. Next part of the agenda will be getting some nice toys for them and expanding the operation.Also delicious, delicious government contracts.>>29549969Indeed.
>>29550003thiscome on guyslet's use time available
Okay, bumping it back to Tuesday. Quick adjustments being made.
"Tuesday, we can meet at a cafe or something- somewhere in the open at least. Though, I wouldn't mind meeting your soldiers as well Captain.""Right, right- okay. I think I know a place. Marmalade Cafe on Tottenham. Do you need directions?""No, no, I'll look it up," You make sure to tap it into google maps, "And, Captain, I'm more concerned with the financial side. Your sovereignity over your unit will be much respected, never fear.""Hm. Tuesday, 10:00 in the morning.""Meet you then," You dismiss the call. You nod. Okay, you think you handled that well. You feel sick as soon as the adrenaline fades. You will NOT be able to do this in person. If Koojimans pushes- leave it. Think for the future.One done, more to go. You open your laptop, and dial Andy. Ow, shit, your thumb, fuck that hurts like a bitch. You can't trade, but you can set up predictions for Monday. You'll be able to cash in on the weekday."Hey, that's a first, glad you called actually-""Andy have you seen Low?"Wait, you haven't tried calling him, gahhh, you're going to look like an idiot-"Nah, I tried calling him. It's really weird actually, I didn't think he'd be the sort to bug out like that."-Shwew, you're not an idiot."What, you didn't think I'd try calling him? Think Andy!""Sorry, sorry. Uh, well, I guess I can go see where he's staying at.""Good, lemme know.""Hang on, hang on, what're you bossing me around for? What do you care anyway?""He- well, things might be bad. I don't want to go home and have Deacon get pissed at me just because Low felt like being flighty.""Gahhhh, alright! But you owe me!"
Sure you do. You've invested about as much as you feel confident in- if the model holds true, you should make about another $30,000. Profitable, but you're sure that you're stretching your luck a bit. You let that run. Now- home office. You decide to skip formalities, ring Mr. Deacon's phone. It carries on to voice mail. Leaving a message urging him to call you back, you call up Finance Frontiers itself. Not like they had much to do on the weekends, but there'd be some helpless schmucks holding down the fort. Rings twice, and Laura Metzger picks up. Not a woman you're a fan of. Gahhh, she's chewing gum when she answers the phone. You can barely hear her through the disgusting smacking noises."Hello, Frontier Finance, blazing new-""Cut it out Laura.""Oh," Her false cheeriness falls away, like a sheet from a combine harvester and her true personality slips through. At least she stops chewing gum, "Hi Miranda.""Yeah, hi," You're not sure why she doesn't like you actually. Just the usual cruelties in life, you suppose, "You hear from Mr. Deacon at all? Anything in the news?""No, Miranda, nothing. Why are you asking about Mr. Deacon anyway?" Suspicion seeps in to Laura's voice, "Is there something I should know?">Well. Rumor has it, he was arrested. Mind checking that out?>No, no. Just curious. Say, anybody else in the office that might have heard something?>Other>>No, Laura, thanks anyway. Hang up and->>Find a tailor.>>Find a salon.>>Find some other sources for info.>>Find more ice cream.>>Other
>>29550177>>No, no. Just curious. Say, anybody else in the office that might have heard something?>>Find a tailor.
>>29550177>>No, no. Just curious. Say, anybody else in the office that might have heard somethingkeys not stay a company wide panic
Rolled 19>>29550177>>No, no. Just curious. Say, anybody else in the office that might have heard something?
>>29550177>OtherMr. Low asked me to check in with him about something, but I can't contact either of them.>>Find a tailor.
>>29550177saloon or tailor? What's better first?I think saloon. There, the girls can give us tips on what sit to but where, I think.Though I don't think it matters a lot
>>29550177"Just wanted to ask him a few things, nothing that'd interest you. There anyone at the office who might actually know something?"After this I think we should check the corporate accounts, assuming we can, and make sure there isn't any funny business going on with them. Then the salon, then a tailor, the concierge is probably our best bet for finding good ones and getting appointments quickly, they're good at that.
Rolled 20>>29550271Tailor. To get a suit asap.The saloon should require 2 appointments.One before the date to do the hair and one on the day before the meeting do that they can do up MC before she meets Kooji.They'll do up
Okay, trying not to start a panic. Regrettably, you can't look at the company's finances. Well, you can't look without breaching your terms of employment. Anyway, from their, prettying up. Writing.
>>29550378How hard would it be for us to look at them without getting caught?
>>29548928>>29549486It would be funnier if Rook tried to dom at first in order to get into her role as Mercenary Bosslady, only to the mutual dissatisfaction of her and whatever poor soul she managed to harangue into bedding her when she did a completely terrible job at it.
>>29550582> aww fuck this business... TAKE ME ALREADY!!And then we were "ill" for the next three days.
>>29550582She might keep up the bravado until the get into the bedroom, but once the pants come off she'll probably admit that she doesn't have a single clue what she's doing.
>>29550177>>No, no. Just curious. Say, anybody else in the office that might have heard something?Then>>>Find a tailor.>>>Find more ice cream.
>>29550629>>29550630Then she eats and a tub of ice cream and cries herself to sleep over the fact that she will never be Sigourney Balalaika.
>>29550711> crying over having been given hot lovings by hunky mercsDOES NOT COMPUTE.
>>29550759Spaghetti is a hell of a drug, anon
>>29550711The hunky merc is going to feed us ice cream and cuddle us all night long, right?
"Nothing that'd interest you. Just wanted to catch up with him. Anybody else in the office that might know anything?"Laura makes a harrumphing noise. She resumes her gum chewing, god, she KNEW you hated that."I'll see if I can get them before they go out on lunch.""What?" You check the time- 6:14, "It's 1 o'clock over there!""Yeah, but apparently there was some kind of crisis, soooo, they had to work through lunch. Sorry. I'll see if I can find them though.""I can't just hang around on the phone, Laura.""Maybe you'll have to call back later?" She is doing this on purpose. Well, you CAN call back later. Ugh, fine."Yeah, okay, sure. I'll call back later. I've got a salon appointment to make it to, and it's getting awful late as it is.""A, a salon?" Laura sound incredulous. You smile to yourself."That's right Laura, a London salon- oh but I have to go. Wish you were here!""Guess you have to go to the best with a face like that," You hear mumbled at the other end of the line. "EXCUSE me?""Thank you for calling Frontier Finance! Have a good evening!" Click.That...No! No! Put it out of your head. Soon, you'll have a mercenary army to take care of her.You pack your laptop, grab what spending cash you have to tip (They tip at salons, right? It's like a barber. Only for more of you.), get dressed in your least stained clothes, take a few quick breaths, and then set out.Aside from a rather tall, dark, and handsome man with a nice smile bumping in to you in the elevator, nothing of interest happens before the cab disgorges you in front of what the internet advised was a good beauty salon.
When that one proved to be fully booked, you found another. Some place in Soho with a French name, you didn't really pay too much attention. The woman behind the counter has a short bobbed hair cut, reminding you of a flapper. Too much product in the hair in your opinion- it was shining. Dark red at the base, bright red at the tips. But what did you know, she was the expert after all. Do they have colleges for this? They have beauty schools you're sure-"Ma'am?" Oh you'd been spacing. You stand at attention, nod. Then with some effort stop staring at her hair. It's because of the freckles you're sure. You wish you were a redhead with freckles. "So," She leans over, trying to catch your eyes, "I was figuring we'd start slow- just get something for your face-""Something's wrong with my face?" You thought your face was your best feature. So long as you made sure your chin was up. The clerk gives a sympathetic look."No, no, it's a fine face love, it's just a facial, you know?" She waves her hands, "It'll get rid of those bags under your eyes. Andddd," She does her best to put it in the most diplomatic terms, "See about your eyebrows, you know? Get them a little under control." You mutely nod, flushing with embarassment. She's the professional."And then, we can work on the rest of you- get you home with some product too. So, my dear," She leans back against her desk, bringing a contemplative finger on her chin, "Before we get started, what do you want to EXPRESS anyway?">What look would you go for?>[ ] Professional. Sleek like a barracuda. A sexy barracuda.>[ ] Mysterious. Exotic, seductive, intriguing, and definitely not like the pale basement dweller you actually are.>[ ] Just look good. I don't know.>[ ] Go wild. You're the expert here.>[ ] Other.>>29550409>Kinda hard? Your company's actual hired a good guy for their computers. Derek. He's a goth looking kind of jerk that looks like he's barely out of high school, but he does his job well.
Rolled 17>>29550963>>[ ] Professional. Sleek like a barracuda. A sexy barracuda.
>>29550963>[ ] Professional. Sleek like a barracuda. A sexy barracuda.
>>29550963Professional. Business. You're 100% business.
>>29550963Hmm, note to self, chat with Derek sometime. He's a smart computer nerd, we're a smart math nerd, we might just be able to ask politely.>[X] Professional. Sleek like a barracuda. A sexy barracuda.Professional, but still hot. Also, how long is our hair?
>>29550963>>[ ] Professional. Sleek like a barracuda. A sexy barracuda.
>>29551016Ehm.I dunno, for someone that doesn't take care of it, middle of shoulders? A little too long than you're comfortable with, but you'd have to go back to the barber's and that's always a hassle...I don't know much about how Miranda looks really. Slouch, paunch, no hour glass figure. Not obese. Likes to curl in on herself and wear heavy clothes to obscure how she looks. And I guess not a redhead now. Sorry folks. Anyway, PROFESSIONAL. Writing.
>>29550963[X] Professional. Sleek like a barracuda. A sexy barracuda."Miss, I'm well aware that I have no idea what I'm doing with my own appearance.I want to look professional, respectable, still sexy if possible, and have it be somewhat easy to maintain. Minimal jewelry, sleek profile, the glasses stay."This is assuming we wear glasses, I've just always thought of her as wearing them.
>>29551086Caucasian hair grows at a rate where about slightly longer than neck lenght means we go about once to twice a year AFAIR.If we never cut it except then it must be a MESS. Probably bleached tips too from getting washed out and having to deal often over-heated or over-cooled rooms.>And I guess not a redhead now. Well, the references to a certain mystery show's almost-redhead wouldn't stop in that case sooo...
>>29550963>>[ ] Professional. Sleek like a barracuda. A sexy barracuda.Because thats really the only one we have even the smallest chance of pulling off. It also fits with the persona we built over the phone.
>>29551086I cant help but imagine her as Liz Lemon from 30 Rock except even frumpier.
>>29551187That's pretty close to how I see her, except 26, with black hair and taller. Somewhere around 5'8-5'10, hard to tell with the slouch.
>>29551154> not sure if barber or lady
>>29549217>>29551386Quit it with the conjectures.
"I...I don't know. I would like to look like professional. A, a professional barracuda. That's also, y'know, a, a good lucking barracuda, but not a sl.." You stop at the incredulous look from the beautician. Okay, mentioning barracuda was probably not the best. Not a good look, the carnivorous fish. You don't want to look like a slut, but slut was such a nasty word, y'know. You can't just say that. Especially if she was the sort to be offended at that. Was slut a sexist word? You should persecute people for being sexually confident after all oh shit she's staring. "A professional, sexy, barracuda?" She says with a corner of her mouth turned up."More or less. Though, you can drop the fish part. You know. No contact lenses though," You bring a hand up to your glasses reflexively. Silver rimmed, unobtrusive. An old gift from a lost friend, "I like these.""I do too dear," The beautician chuckles, "Business woman then?" Her eyes twinkle, "I shouda known. We get a lot of yanks like you in here. You look like you know what you want," She gently takes you by the wrist, leading you in to the back. You do? "Yeah! Yeah, I'm a businesswoman, yeah, I just have an important meeting coming up, so-""Say no more, say no more," She steers you in to a booth, where a cotton bathrobe is hanging, "You don't sound like you're the sort that likes talking, and I'm not going to wring it out of you. Just put the robe, and we'll get you taken care of dear," She gives you a final shove in to the booth, then shuts the thin door behind you.You don't like the booth's construction, too many cracks. You search for towels to plug the holes with before changing. You put on the bathrobe, and hope you don't look like a blimp. You emerge, and the cheery staff are waiting in a semi circle. You're guided from room to room, to be bathed in ointments, massage, some kind of facial thing with the cucumbers on the eyelids, manicure AND pedicure, and then a hot bath. You could get used to this.
>>29551468> date raping lesbian coiffeuse
You almost managed to blot out some giggles you heard in another room when you went in to the bath. You're sure they weren't laughing at you.The haircut is the final part. Your hairstylist insists that you get dressed first, so she can tell the contrast. After a few minutes examination, she directs you to a chair and throws a towel over you and gets to work. High and sharp, reaches just past your chin, a jagged part in the middle, and your hair comes in around the sides. Your hair feels more plastic than real by the end of it with all the straightening and chemicals, but when she turns you to look in the mirror you have trouble recognizing your self. The woman leans on the chair, admiring your expression."You really have nice hair, despite your ill treatment of it you know.""I do?""Of course. I straightened it myself because you want to be professional, and businessmen don't like curves-" Was that a pointed comment about your figure? "-but, you should try letting it grow it and be curly some time.""Thought it was just frizzy," You murmur."THAT, would be the split ends. And do you ever comb it?""Plenty," You mumble, waving off her lecture, "Right, thank you. Anything else?""Well, you'll need the product for the hair of course-""Yes, yes, load it all up, you have my card," You wave her off, "You have my card, though-" You dig in to your pocket, pull out your wallet, and after a few moments confusion, pull out three £20 notes and offer them to her. She laughs in your face. After you're explained that tipping is a uniquely American tradition, you're let out in to the street red faced, with two baskets full of sweet smelling supplies. She hopes you'll come again. You're not sure if you can with that mortification.Well. You look better at least. Now, for the clothes- you check your phone. Christ, it's 7:54PM already. Time flies when you're having fun. >To the tailor's!>Too late. London late is dangerous. Home!>Other.
>>29551512>>To the tailor's!
>>29551512>To the tailor's!Suit up.
>>29551512The tailors that you want probably aren't still open this late. Lets get back to the room and order some room service. You've had a ton of pizza lately, lets get something nice.
Rolled 15>>29551512>>Too late. London late is dangerous. Home!Most Tailors would be closed at this time.Tomorrow!
>>29551512>>To the tailor's!only dangerous thing in soho late at night are all the sluts drunk off their face
>>29551512>To the tailor's I take it we're still in the good, touristy, upper class part of London, so we are still safe
>>29551559>Another meal>After eating a whole fucking pizza.CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAPSorry, I couldn't resist making the joke.
>>29551512>>Too late. London late is dangerous. Home!lets check the markets and see if Andy had any luck finding the boss
>>29551154>the references to a certain mystery show's almost-redhead wouldn't stop in that case sooo...Hexer, you need to remember that not all of us are as weaboo as you.
Rolled 15>>29551577Not exactly.Soho is slightly seedy and the coppers like to run patrols there.
>>29551588Velma from Scooby Doo.I had to ask him too.
>>29551588He said it's Velma.
>>29551508That would explain his love of magical girl shows and the fact that he has yet to play Vanquish.
>>29551648You don't play Vidya when date raping?
Fashion knows no hour! To the tailor's! Writing.
>>29551657Well yeah, but I have a penis. I imagine girls knit or complain about the patriarchy or something on their date rapes.
>>29551677> now imagining Hex and her victim drinking tea while watching mahou shoujo> hex gets touchy feely but her date can't shake her off because roofies in the tea> they fuck while anime is still running
>>29551512Did we get perfume? Because that's important.We're not aiming for anything too sensual or exotic. The first one I'd think of is Chanel No. 5, it's established, feminine, professional, strong but not overpowering. One of the best Florals we'll find, a lot of Florals aren't meant to portray professionalism or strength. Probably my first choice.Other good options would be Rive Gauche by Yves Saint Laurent, a Woody/Chypre perfume the notes are clear and recognizable, it's got strength to it but it's tempered by the aromatics and rose. Or 5th Avenue by Elizabeth Arden, another Floral like No. 5, probably the 'sexiest' of the options due to the Oriental notes in it, but not going too far in trying to seem exotic and sexy, just a couple hints of it.
>>29551796>One of the best Florals we'll findI've been spending too much time on the war thunder forums, they censor the work 'fuck' for 'floral'
>>29551711>all the while Hex is trying to explain the anime and the characters to her victim as the victim tries to form a coherent enough sentence to say no
>>29551796>>29551807You know, the more dressed up we are the less Commando McDudeface will respect us.
>>29551833There is such thing as "no", child. Now relax.
> why.exe>>29551796Maybe Geoffrey Beene could be nice too.> Chanel 5My inner Hipster is having a breakdown but your point is good.
>>29551907>> why.exeBecause for tripscum you're ridiculously easy to cutify and sexualize.
Lewds? In MY Sexy Counter Quast?
>>29551907It made my inner Hipster twitch a bit as well, but it's a good perfume and it suits our purposes. It's ubiquitous enough that it won't seem like we're trying too hard or anything like that and it works with the image we're trying to convey.
"Open! Open, I need a tailor's that's open!" You're shouting at nothing in particular as yet another boutique that offers fashion related services proves closed. The taxi cab driver waiting to pick you up looks more bemused than anything else. "Anything wrong?" He has an awfully high pitched voice for a Caribbean guy. You shake your head, hissing your breath through your teeth."No, no, just- it's just past 8:00 and there's no tailor's open? In New York, they're available 24/7, come rain or shine!" You don't know that. You're just mad at London. No, not at London. Just things in general. You lean against a brick wall, cool off."New York sounds very busy. Are you needing a ride ma'am?""Yeah? Yeah, yeah," You tear your eyes away from them, make for the cab, "Home, please."Partway back to the hotel, your phone buzzes. You make a silent oath to God that if it's low battery again, it'll be going out the window. No, a text from Andy."look for low all over finally check his place low not at room. room broken in2. u ok?"Types like a seventeen year old. Broken in to?"Details." You text back."door busted opn. where r u?""On my way." You dismiss the last message. Well, things have gotten more interesting then. Low's room was above your own. You figure you can pop in there to see what's going on.By the time you get back to the hotel, and up to Low's room, you see that the police have the area clamped down with the help of hotel security. Tape has sealed off the frame that the heavy door is hanging in, and a rat faced looking officer stands guard in an ill fitting coat.You walk by, curious, and take a look inside. The place looks utterly ransacked, which surprises you. No sight of Andy, but you're sure he'll turn up somewhere. The strangest thing though. When you go down to your room is the door is ajar.>Enter.>Leave.>Call security.>Other.
>>29552064Did you just make that?>>29551796Excellent detail work. Didn't think of a perfume. We're going with Chanel No. 5 then, and it will make a difference.
>>29552088Yes I did. Googled anime panties, anime blushing girl, and counter.I think it turned out quite well
>>29552079>>Enter.Might have not closed properly because it was damaged by that drunk guy.
>>29552079Start by calling security. Then enter, leave a clear path out behind us, keep our eyes open and be ready to bug out, it might just be Low or Andy in which case we'll tell security that it was a false alarm and that a friend of ours wanted to surprise us.
>>29552079Security!!!Wait outside, and maybe knock on other people's doors and tell them your room might be burgled.
>>29552099This fine gentleman has the right of it, lets us be sure of backup in case of danger
Rolled 17>>29552079>>Call security.
>>>>29551968So it's the AK 47 of fragrances? Yea, probably the right decision.>>29552079>>Call security.THEY'RE TRYING TO STEAL OUR ICE CREAM FFFFFFFFFF-
Call security and enter. Writing.
>>29552088Well, I'm happy that spending time with my mother has benefited this quest. >>29552153I suppose that metaphor works, though most perfumers might find it a crass comparison.It works well on a large number of women and in a fair number of situations. It's very multi-purpose.
>>29552216>Well, I'm happy that spending time with my mother has benefited this quest.L-lewd.
>>29552216>It works well on a large number of women and in a fair number of situations. It's very multi-purpose.Aye, so perfect at the moment. Maybe a style advisor should be hired in the future.
>>29552079Enter.Hell, there's a good chance it's out PMC dropping by to say hello.
>>29552351We might want one. If we're doing any meetings for our PMC our dress style is going to depend a lot on whether we have Koojimans with us or not.Without him we'll want to be professional and strong, a lot like what we're going for now. If we have him with us we might want to put some more friendliness into it, he's the big, rugged, scary military guy, we're the friendly professional girl who holds his leash. Obviously we'll want to tailor ourself to best work with the person we're meeting with if we get a chance.
>>29552378Also, check to see if we've still got our room key. I have a hunch here.
>>29552393>we're the friendly professional girl who holds his leash.You know which lamia image I'm thinking of no I'm sure.>Obviously we'll want to tailor ourself to best work with the person we're meeting with if we get a chance.Indeed. And it's not exactly a waste of resources either when we're in the Kill People For Money business. One botched impression is quickly going to become dangerous when accompanied with some follow-up mistakes.Y'know, how do we get this past the IRS, if at all? The other parts are probably easier by comparison but eventually the flow of money to us is going to turn heads.
>>29552451its a legitimate business, as long as the contracts are legit, and we pay taxes, we'll be fine, and besides, we're a match genius, we can probably MATH the taxes and IRS away
>>29552461>we're a match geniusMATH*, stupid brain
>>29552451I'm assuming Miranda being the financial wizard that she is knows how to pay taxes on things. Or how to conceal things from the IRS and use foreign bank accounts. We haven't made any illegal investments or trades, and PMCs aren't illegal so we should be in the clear, at least for now.
>>29552497>>29552461Have at it, then.> we can probably MATH the taxes and the IRS awayIT'S MAAAAAAAGICAL~
No risks. You step back away from the door and glance around the hallway. You end up having to knock on a neighbor's door (An elderly German couple whose accents are near impenetrable) to get them to call security. Then, girding yourself you enter.Everything seems fine. Nothing out of place, or disturbed- aw damn, the fridge is open. And your laptop is missing- wait no, you have your laptop, it's in the bag. You pop it open and take a peek just to be sure. Yes, it's still there. Oh right, you borrowed Andy's laptop.Well, sucks to be Andy then. The door didn't seem forced open, but the lock had been partially busted. Maybe by the fellow earlier, come to think of it. A few experimental shuts and opens of the door, and it proves that it doesn't latch. Your room key card is still on you, so no problem there either. You do a quick inventory around the rooms, and nothing else is really missing. Your cell phone charger was unplugged though, which you found strange. Beyond that, things were fine. "Another break in?" Comes from the entrance to the apartment. Huh, tall guy from earlier. Pretty big. 6'2", green eyes and brows shaped in such a way to constantly look worried, "It's a bloody epidemic it is.""Yeah, but- they didn't grab much of anything," You take a look around, "A laptop. The latch on the door won't shut.""Doesn't seem like it's doing it's job then miss," He tests the door a few times to confirm, gives a nod, "Dreadfully sorry miss. A laptop was grabbed?""Yeah, I did say that.""Well, I might have good news for you," He beams down at you, "Found a suspicious bloke in the lobby that was carrying a laptop- not to sound classist here, but it was a bit outside of his, ah, economic range from what I saw. When I approached him to ask about it, he scarpered off, leaving the laptop behind.""Really?" You're surprised at that. That, and his language. A bit comical almost. The man nodded eagerly from up above you.
"Really! Stroke of luck that. innit? Care to come down? Maybe it'll be yours."Quite a stroke of luck. Rather anticlimactic this case, but within a few minutes at the lost and found, Andy's laptop is yours again. Strange you haven't seen Andy yet though. No dents, dirt or scuffs on it. The security guard escorts you back upstairs, apologizes fervently for the intrusion, and offers you on behalf of the management a full refund on the stay, along with bumping you up to a better room as part of the apology while your room's door is repaired. Not being fond of the thought of being intruded upon again, you accept. It takes an hour of bellboys work to move everything to the suite, but it proves a good choice. Queen size bed, a big bath tub, plush everything- comfy. Only minor disconcert though is that the security guy hangs around. Gives a sheepish smile as you're investigating your suite."To your liking then, miss?""Yes. It's fine," You murmur looking about."No complaints then?""Well, I did have a burglary occur earlier," You mention crossly. Your phone buzzes again. A quick check- out of battery. You plug it in with a sigh."Yes, and we're very sorry about that. Absolutely inexecusable that is.""Yeah."An awkward silence holds between the two of you for a while, before the man coughs, and starts again."Just, out of curiosity here. But how long do you intend to stay in London?"Boring schmuck of a security guard. Too nosy for his own good at that. Maybe the management was making him do this. Make sure you weren't going to post a scathing review on google maps or something.>Not much longer. Just a week, maybe less.>Please leave. I do intend to sleep at some point tonight.>Oh, a while longer. Say, there was another break in, wasn't there? Happen to know anything about that?>Other
>>29552606>>Oh, a while longer. Say, there was another break in, wasn't there? Happen to know anything about that?
>>29552606>>Not much longer. Just a week, maybe less.Ask about the other break in.
>>29552606>Oh, a while longer. Say, there was another break in, wasn't there? Happen to know anything about that?
>>Not much longer. Just a week, maybe less.
>My constitution isn't high enough, I'm starting to nod off here- mind if we call it a night here folks?
>>29552789S'cool, get some rest.>>29552606>>Not much longer. Just a week, maybe less.
>>29552789not a problem, any ideas when next thread will be?
>>29552789any plans for a next time?
>>29552789Go rest! It's fine, thanks for running this sexy sexy economics quest!
>>29552809> Sexy exonomics> Math & Mercenary
>>29552809>>29552804>>29552803Right, cool. Sleep time. NEXT THREAD WILL BE 19TH OF JANUARY, STARTING SAME TIME OF 9:00PM PST. Night/morning
>>29552832might want to archive the threadsweep dreams System, may they be filled with hunky mercenaries and sexy math nerds
Hexer follows this. Why don't we just incorporate Hexer's work on Convict Cyborg Quest in to this and make this shit Desperado?Just saiyan.
>>29552880> desperate christmas cake PMC owner quest> SUDDENLY CYBORGSWhat.
>>29552880nah, they are better off as 2 separate ideas
>>29552880> follows> not runs
>>29552880way too different in both setting timeline and toneheres the foolz archive link for next time OPhttp://archive.foolz.us/tg/search/subject/Sexual%20Encounter%20Quest/type/op/
>>29552880Terrible idea.Quit being so fucking obsessed with crossovers, Boo
>>29552896All the talk of hunky mercenaries made me think of the hunkiest merc around.
>>29552880Hexer also follows Monsterhearts (or used to?) and you don't see me suggesting bringing Chris and his harem over.
>>29552880Shit like this is why I don't like unnecessary trip/namefagging. Get the fuck out of here with that cult of personality bullshit you're trying to cultivate over Hexer.
>>29552880For which purpose? Clark would just troll the shit out of her (and get away with most of it since he's pretty smart and it doesn't take much to knock Miranda off-balance as it is).>>29552950It still makes no sense.So let's not.>>29552920Are we going to only use foolz this time?
>>29553015>Are we going to only use foolz this time?no idea, but I went and archived it at sup/tg/ anywayhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Sexual%20Encounter%20Quest
>>29553039whoa we managed to avoid a bullet here. Next time achieve the thread as soon as it is up. You know some asshole sooner or later is going to misarchieve
Oh yeah, note for the future. Treat all interactions with Andy's laptop as if it is compromised. We are a high level analyst in a financial company, other companies pay unholy amounts of money to get access to our models. The poor looking person had direct access to that laptop, the possibility exists that it has been compromised with a kernel level rootkit that we will likely be unable to detect.Which means we no longer use it for anything secure or private, and we honestly should just wipe it and reinstall from scratch. We might even save Andy's files if we're feeling charitable.
>>29553189I mean other companies would pay unholy, or at least substantial, amounts of money for them.
>>29553189...time to search all our belongings for unwelcome listeners of the electronic kind.Fuck.>>29553157Troof. If we're unlucky it won't even be remotely witty the way the misarchives sometimes (rarely) are.
>>29553189yeah the whole thing was very fishy. steal a laptop and spent entire time in the lobby till someone notes you?Something ain't right.Now we can't embezzle either, so that goes out of the window.
>>29553245Oh shit, this. Our everything is probably bugged not just the laptop.
>>29553247It should be pointed out that this is ANDY'S laptop.
>>29553245>...time to search all our belongings for unwelcome listeners of the electronic kind.>Fuck.Our charger perhaps? The only other thing of note was that. I doubt we had a lot of other things to bug. Maybe some spare clothing. Nothing that we are too attached to. And fuck, what does Miranda know about this enough to be able to check herself?
>>29553247we still can, we copied down Andy's login stuffs, but we shouldn't use his laptop for ANYTHING, when we see him next we should give it back to him and say our room was broken into to get it, he may want to scrub it
>>29553265even thenwe can't try embezzling if it is compromised.
>>29553288I thought using his laptop was the best way too cover or tracks if we want to embezzle.
>>29553320we have all his data from his laptop, so we can access his accounts and still make it look like him, we just need to use a clean machine
>>29553282Can we get that Derek lad to remote-interface with Andy's machine, see if any thing's been done?Also, we have to assume whoever stole the laptop has seen our browser history, so knows about Peregrine and our day-trading
>>29553282>And fuck, what does Miranda know about this enough to be able to check herself?I don't think so. We were our company's price but I really don't think Miranda's got this kind of thinking ingrained. She's on of those people that got where they are purely by being good (rather than being ruthless/scheming/oral skills etc) resulting in her probably being way, way less paranoid than almost everyone else in her monetary weight class.
>>29553378Well, she's gotta learn. Or find someone to teach her.
>>29553568>Or find someone to teach her.we know just the KOOJIman for the job
We should get Knights Global a Gurkha Devision.
>>29553786>We should get Knights Global a Gurkha Devision.Hell yea.