Welcome to Criminal Negligence Quest! You take the role of an aspiring supervillain looking to make a name for himself in this world. In the last thread you came to an agreement, bought a bunker, and discovered an AI.Character: http://pastebin.com/ReSHVYdTInventory: http://pastebin.com/UtiFV8wcSystem: http://pastebin.com/kJ8A2wduPowers: http://pastebin.com/uFN530DVIRC: #BanishedDiscussion on irc.rizon.netArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Criminal%20Negligence%20Quest
You find yourself in a bunker beneath a pho shop in one of the shadiest parts of the Lower Reaches. You sit in front of a massive computer screen, left here by the previous owner of the bunker. On the screen is displayed the head and torso of a masculine figure, his body encased in a sort of semi-tranpsarent substance which provides you a glimpse of his mechanical insides. The light from the glowing eye in the center of his head cast the bunker in an odd blue contrast, drowning out the dim flourescent lights imbedded in the ceiling.Its voice, painfully polite and vaguely British, filters through the computer speakers. It poses but a single question, its voice lacking in all emotion. "Are you my new care taker? It has been one year, eleven months, six days, three hours, twenty four minutes, and eight seconds since I have last seen my care taker. I can only presume that he has perished in the process of carrying out his last task, and thus I must find a replacement.A thin red laser shoots out of the camera embedded at the top of the computer screen, rapidly scanning your body and focusing on your head in particularly. It vanishes after a few seconds, and the AI continues speaking. "Tell me: Are you a powered individual? If so, what are your powers? Do you have a pseudonym? This information will provide me with the resources to find out more about you, and in turn determine whether or not you would be a suitable replacement for my previous care taker."You hold up your hands in mock surrender. "Woah, woah. Slow down. You're an AI, right? Do you have a name, or something I can call you? Who was your previous 'caretaker'?"(1/2)
The AI buzzes in what you think is probably annoyance. "Information regarding my previous caretaker was classified before his departure. I am afraid I could not share such information with you, even if I wished to. As for my designation: I am Atlas, and yes, I am an artificial general intelligence.">Ask what it's capable of.>Answer its questions regarding your powers and identity.>Shut off the computer, fucking around with AI never turns out well.>Write-in
>>40718098>>Answer its questions regarding your powers and identity.After making sure the door to the vault is shut.
>>40718098>Ask what it's capable of.>Answer its questions regarding your powers and identity.
We'll be hosting a vote shortly to decide how you're going to upgrade your powers. You have 1 XP, which you gained from completing the bank heist. You'll get one point for every job you complete successfully, and maybe for a few other things as well. I haven't fully fluffed out the system yet.Check out possible powers in the new Powers pastebin, which is linked in the OP.
>>40718072What day is it?
>>40718098>Is this computer where you are located?Well, I do own this property, so I suppose I wouldn't mind being your caretaker.But I do have to wonder>Would you elaborate on what the role and duties of your "caretaker" are?
>>40718098>What does being your caretaker imply? Let's not jump in headfirst on weird ais in bunkers
>>40718098>can u be Mai waifu?
>>40718140Do we already have >Force Projection: You're able to create planes of solid force which can stop small arms fire. Provides an bonus to Soak Damage rolls of +2.?
>>40718098>>Ask what it's capable of.>>Answer its questions regarding your powers and identity.
>Coherence: You've grown better at controlling your jumps, you're able to jump an additional one time per day unassisted and can jump longer distances. (1 pt)
Rolled 161 (1d365)>>40718223Yup.>>40718188It's Monday. Rolling for the date.
>>40718290>>Coherence: You've grown better at controlling your jumps, you're able to jump an additional one time per day unassisted and can jump longer distances. (1 pt)^^this
>>40718324So it's Monday, June 10th.
>>40718208>>40718209good points, don't wanna jump into something we don't know what is
>>40718098>Ask what it's capable of.>Answer its questions regarding your powers and identity.>Write-inContact our techie freind through the phone.
>>40718290>>40718337>not getting Precision
>>40718140Well, I'm definitely going for coherence. I feel that if we end up having to fight a dude, we've already fucked up. We're so going to be Shane the Shy and run the fuck away
>>40718344Scratch that. It's Tuesday, June 10th, in the year 2042.Okay, with that resolved I'm writing for >What does being a caretaker imply>What can you do?>Give info.
So how should we start transitioning our off shore assets into physical assets?
>>40718445can we have a quick vote to ask our techie friend about this as well?
>>40718432>rob banks >throw vault door at super>be a bitch One of these just doesn't belong
>>40718458Well we know gold and silver are still the untouchable money sources they always were. But it's kind of hard to buy silver and gold without looking weird to the irs, maybe buy it over seas and have it smuggled in?
>>40718467> Not get shot> Not fuck up our GFs government spook pals> Not get a shit ton of heat and people a) putting more resources into running us down, and b) killing us by means other than shooting.I'm just saying, Cape shit lethality gets ridiculous pretty goddamn quick if you let it get out of hand.Also, I would like to point out that in the instance that happened, EVERYTHING WAS ALREADY FUCKED UP and we also still ran like a bitch.The job isn't to kill people, Anon, it's to get in and get out.
>>40718467> Not wanting to maximum troll Heroes and make our GF have to hide her smiles as we mess with them.Anon, you are the worst.
>>40718458Just fucking pay someone to launder it for us. Safer.Huh, I wonder if Casinos have anything on Telekinetics? Like, could we just go do some roulette for spending cash?
>>40718551>we don't have to kill so we never should>we is good boy who like when rosa suck da bbcNo fucking kill your self >>40718563>being a bitch and running away at the first sign of a fight is maximum le trollI WAS JUST PRETENDING TO ROB THE BANK!
>>40718629We'd have to get precision for that, probably.
> Precision: You're able to lift smaller objects and perform fine manipulation with your telekinesis.Clearly.
>>40718686Good rolls can deflect boolits, soma said.
While I write, give me a vote>Precision: You're able to lift smaller objects and perform fine manipulation with your telekinesis. Things like picking a lock, fixing electronics, so on and so forth. Mechanically this will be represented as rolling power use instead of mechanics for a mechanics check. (1 pt)>Telekinetic Missiles: You're able to launch bolts of force which cause blunt damage to your enemies. With enough power they could potentially rupture internal organs. (1 pts)>Coherence: You've grown better at controlling your jumps, you're able to jump an additional one time per day unassisted and can jump longer distances. (1 pt)>Bank
>>40718704>Precision: You're able to lift smaller objects and perform fine manipulation with your telekinesis. Things like picking a lock, fixing electronics, so on and so forth. Mechanically this will be represented as rolling power use instead of mechanics for a mechanics check. (1 pt)
>>40718704>>BankThe bank must always win.
>>40718704>Coherence: You've grown better at controlling your jumps, you're able to jump an additional one time per day unassisted and can jump longer distances. (1 pt)
>>40718704>Coherence: You've grown better at controlling your jumps, you're able to jump an additional one time per day unassisted and can jump longer distances.
>>40718743You can't afford phasing yet.
>>40718704>Telekinetic Missiles: You're able to launch bolts of force which cause blunt damage to your enemies. With enough power they could potentially rupture internal organs. (1 pts)
>>40718704>>Precision: You're able to lift smaller objects and perform fine manipulation with your telekinesis. Things like picking a lock, fixing electronics, so on and so forth. Mechanically this will be represented as rolling power use instead of mechanics for a mechanics check. (1 pt)Just asking, wouldn't it make more sense to use the sum of the Mechanics and Power modifiers?Also I'm voting for it.
>>40718758He's being a nigger and joking about something from HMQ.If I had to guess, that power will never get bought even if we have the points because of the epic meem the entire thing has become in that quest.
>>40718752>>40718748>>40718722>Bank>>40718737>>40718711>>40718738>>40718764>>40718772>Precision>>40718730>>40718726>Coherence>>40718768>BRAIN BOOLETS>>40718776I realize, Anon. I follow HMQ religiously.Back to writin'
>>40718758As this nigger >>40718776 was saying, I was just being a nigger.
>>40718776>implying Soma does not know the refernceGod damn man don't be such a faggot.
>>40718655>Getting away with the moneyOr, choosing to stay and slug it out with the Capes because you have a small penis you need to compensate for.>>40718790ANYWAYS, I missed the voting (thanks work) but it wouldn't have mattered anyways, so even though I think >>40718655 Is either actually retarded or really good at pretending, I'm gonna drop it.And since we picked precision, if I could get a response on >>40718629 and the casino deal?
>>40718790Since you're a fan of HMQ, does that mean you'll let us use our TK power to grind powdered glass against peoples goggles/cameras/eyeballs to blind them?
>>40718957Or just pluck their eyes out.Or we can just burst their eyeballs.Or just sever their optic nerves.Or just cut their eyes.No need to play nice, we're a villain.
>>40718957>not blasting them full of millions of needles>not having the tips be colored so you can make pictures on their face
>>40719083>play dirty against heroes>heroes play dirty against usWe should think carefully about this.
>>40719121I garuntee they already will.You get away with a lot lore shit when the people think you're doing it for good.
>>40719144>I garuntee they already will.>You get away with a lot lore shit when the people think you're doing it for good.No shit, huh? You can get away with ANYTHING, as long as you're the 'good' guys.
>>40719196>name fagKill yourself in a bubbling pit of oil
>>40719121You think grinding ground glass powder into the eyes of people isn't playing dirty?They already killed a noncombatant during the bank heist, anon.
>let's see play nice>shadowrun esque setting where the corporations run the world and duck ERRYBODY over>the government supports this because they get big money from the corpsNo, fuck the large majority of people.
>>40719301>My name is not important
>>40719083We're not a freaking psychopath though.Did you even bother to read the other threads?>>40719301Point, but why restrict ourselves to one or the other? If some dude is doing his level best to kill us, then we do what we have to.If someone is just trying to take us down, let's not be excessively cruel just because we're a "Villain".We're a business type guy who does jobs for dudes who are villains, maybe, we don't ask questions.> What are shades of grey.
>>40719301All we have is a small idea that we maybe shouldnt murder fucking everyone.
>>40719378>no one cared who I was >not until I put on the mask
>>40719387The ground glass powder is needlessly ellaborate, complex, and bothersome.If something is easier and works better, then that's better for us.being blind > being dead
You're not wholly certain you like the idea of being this thing's caretaker. At least, you don't want to agree without know what it entails. "Before I answer your questions I want to ask a few of my own. Just what would my duties as your caretaker involve, and what are you capable of? Obviously you've tapped into the CCTV cameras all around the city, and you seem to monitor them for superhuman activity. What else do you do?"Atlas shrugs. It's an odd gesture considering he lacks arms. "I do many things. I am stored in a small chamber beneath this bunker which is linked via wireless to the internet. Through my web access I'm able to look up information on almost any conceivable topic, contact others, and hack into any system also connected to the internet. I'm also able to assist you in your own hacking attempts, and wipe any evidence of your existence from public record."The monitor on your left lights up, displaying a bank of video feeds. "As you've already seen, I maintain access to the government's network of CCTV cameras. I scan these feeds for superhuman activity and alert you if I find any. I mostly look for fights, a crimes in progress, or simply large confluences of superhumans. By your request, I can search for specific superhumans or superhumans which match a certain description."The monitor on the right turns on as soon as Atlas finihses talking, and displays a detailed plan of the city's powergrid. "I have also gained access to the power grid. I can shut off power to the entire city if you so desire, or simply the power to a city block. I can also allocate more power to one area if you so choose, but doing so is likely to attract attention."(1/3)
The screen changes to display a map of cellphone, radio, and broadcast towers as well as fiber optic cable relays and microwave relay links. "I have also gained control of the telecommunications infrastructure within this city. Primarily via my control of the power grid. I can shut down cellphone, television, internet, and radio if you so desire."The screens on both the left and right shut off, leaving only Atlas in the center screen. "That aside. I have also built up a large botnet by distributing malware via the internet. I have under my control approximately one million six hundred thousand zombie computers. I could conceivably use these computers to take down most websites or servers if you so choose and thwart law enforcement attempts to trace my, or your, location. I could also mine these computers for credit card and other such valuable information. Finally, I have gained control of the traffic control system for the city, which allows me to manipulate traffic lights and walk signals."Holy shit, is there anything in this city that Atlas doesn't control already? Seriously, what the fuck? How has nobody noticed that an AGI has subverted the city's infrastructure? How long has this been the case? "What about my role as your caretaker?"Atlas pauses for a moment before speaking. "You will be required to protect this bunker, maintain my operating systems, and direct my actions. As a safety precaution, my previous caretaker limited my capacity for independent action severely. I cannot act unless I am first directed."(2/3)
You should be able to manage that. "Doesn't sound too hard. You asked some questions about powers, right? I am superhuman. I'm telekinetic and I can teleport short distances. Most I've ever managed is about a hundred yards, but a hundred yards nearly knocked my ass out. Had a headache for weeks afterwards. I don't really have a pseudonym, I've been toying with the idea of 'Belial' but I'm not decided yet."Atlas is silent, and only a few seconds later a video clip is displayed on the screen of you hurling a vault door at that twink in tights, Starlight. Fuck, you have an irrationally intense hatred for that guy. The vault door smashes into him, and he comes sailing towards the camera. He's pinned underneath, evidently unconscious. A moment later the camera switches angles, to show a side door surrounded by police officers. A moment later you burst through the door, stopping short of bounding down the stairs. You stand still for a few seconds and then simply vanish. There's no flash, no indication of where you could've gone. You just disappear.The AI's voice filters through the speakers a moment later, the clip cutting out to display a crop of your masked face after you stumbled through the side exit. "Is this you?"You nod, though you're not wholly certain if Atlas can see you. "Yeah, that's me. It was my first big job."(3/4)
The still image vanishes, and the limbless torso and head of Atlas reappear on screen. "Good. I believe you will be a suitable caretaker. I would not wish to assist one who lacks ambition. One who would not take advantage of my capabilities. Do you have any task that I can assist you with, Belial?">Ask it to look up some information about the house you're supposed to rob.>Thank the AI, but you have no task for it at the moment. Look through the details of your next heist.>You should probably get a feel for the neighborhood. Ask the AI what it knows about local gangs.>Ask the AI to give you access to its operating systems, you need to shut this thing down.>Write-in
>>40719740>>Ask it to look up some information about the house you're supposed to rob.>You should probably get a feel for the neighborhood. Ask the AI what it knows about local gangs.Ask after our girlfriend
>>40719740>Ask if he can turn into a qt3.14 grill
>>40719740>Ask it to look up some information about the house you're supposed to rob.>You should probably get a feel for the neighborhood. Ask the AI what it knows about local gangs.Mention that the house we are gonna rob might have an artificial brain and ask if he can copy it.
>>40719740>>You should probably get a feel for the neighborhood. Ask the AI what it knows about local gangs.>Ask it to look up some information about the house you're supposed to rob.Both of these are good
>>40719740>>Ask it to look up some information about the house you're supposed to rob.>You should probably get a feel for the neighborhood. Ask the AI what it knows about local gangs.
>>40719740>Ask it to look up some information about the house you're supposed to rob.>You should probably get a feel for the neighborhood. Ask the AI what it knows about local gangs.>Write-inMention our techie friend and say that if the AI needs anything we can get something for him through the techie friend.Also mention rosa and find out who she is.
>>40719740>>Ask it to look up some information about the house you're supposed to rob.>+local gangsNo sniffing after Rosa, that's rude.
>>40719428Useful for damaging all sorts of optics, light weight and easy to carry, we could also pack it into the joints of things like power armour and whatnot to foul it, and it wouldn't need a lot of force to use so it could effectively ruin even armoured or reinforced glass.I mean, ground diamond would be better, IDK how likely we would be able to get that.It's not elaborate, complex or bothersome? It's literally just using our TK power to sand shit down.>>40719740>>Ask it to look up some information about the house you're supposed to rob.
>>40719828>Useful for damaging all sorts of opticsYou mean like we can do with just our TK?
>>40719828>ground diamondRob some jewlers
>>40719740>Ask it to look up some information about the house you're supposed to rob.>You should probably get a feel for the neighborhood. Ask the AI what it knows about local gangs.Glad we have an alternative to the fucks who go "It runs on electricity? Better go bother Eli about it!".
So we're gonna crush the local gangs underfoot and take over the area yeah? Also clean up the gang we run, no drug bullshit, no stupid violence because "dat nigga stepped on muh show!" Or anything like that shit.
>>40719740>Ask it to look up some information about the house you're supposed to rob.>You should probably get a feel for the neighborhood. Ask the AI what it knows about local gangs.See if we can get eli and atlas talking to each other, i want to see what can happen from this union.Eli doesn't need to know atlas full power though.
>>40719855I'm sorry, you want to just pull apart the molecules of the lenses and stuff?Really, any sort of grit would be nice, but having something like diamond dust would make it way more effective.Seriously, sand alone is a bitch for maintenance.
>>40719909Annnnd now we have a heroic persona to use as well.I mean, if we're going to have a secret identity, why not do both? Gangsters do it all the time and it seems to work for them.
>>40719935>roll in an apc to stop super>ripped to pieces by a diamond dust storm
>Ask about gangs>Look some shit up about that house you be robbin'
>>40719958I mean al-Capone gave out turkeys
>>40719909No, too high profile, better to stay secret fully.I don't think Monti is the kind to be able to lead a gang of thugs and get them loyal, and not loyal thugs just spell trouble.
>>40719935No, I want to break the lenses in half, or sever the cable.You do realize we lifted a fucking bank's vault door, right?
>>40720009>cops paying attention to gangsKek>hard to keep gangsters loyal Kek
>>40720048>caring about copskek>it's easy to get real loyalty out of thugskek
>>40720071>too high profile>I-I didn't mean copsJej>its hard to get real loyalty out of gangstersJej
>>40720034Hrm, in retrospect I was thrown off our scale of power by the pastebin where TK bolts have a possibility of causing blunt damage.Fuck, if we can lift several tons with our mind than we can totally just shatter lenses and snap limbs and whatnot.I see your point.
>>40719740>Ask it to look up some information about the house you're supposed to rob.You should probably get a feel for the neighborhood. Ask the AI what it knows about local gangs.
Can we change our name? I don't like Belial. I'd prefer to go either by Kaiser, or something.
>>40720071>Thinking it's hard to get the loyalty of the lowest rung of societyHey assholes I have superpowers that could crush you and I also want to make shit tons of money.
>>40720129We couldn't do shit to glass without precision. It's like a surface area thing, but we do have precision now.
>>40720139You can change your name, sure. If it gets popular support.
Just saying, in case I fall asleep, if he really is as untraceable and safe as he says, we could ask Atlas to look up info on the Overlords.But I'd just like to say that since the Overlords are seriously big players, this is more dangerous than one would think at first, they could very well, Soma don't steal this, have a technomancer or AI who can trace it back to Atlas.
>>40720139The most obvious name.We should go by skull kid, we rob shit and have a head encompassing helmet
>>40720183Too meta anon
>>40720158We really need to look up sympathetic resonance to fuck shit up on a large scale.
>>40720167>Soma don't steal this
>>40720150Woah, I'm sure that will make thugs not immediately snitch on us when threatened by the police, heroes, or other villains!And I'm sure we can subdue all the thugs in the city!And I'm sure there are no crime bosses around who would snitch to the police on us because they want control of the area more than they want money!
>>40720219>cops>giving a shit about anything their corp daddies don't tell them aboutKek
>>40720167What if you just guessed Soma's strategies my dawg
>>40720259>implying they don't get a nice bonus every time they bag, or even just report, an unregistered superkek
>>40720219You do realize we have an AI that can monitor each and everyone of them right? I bet we could have Eli make something atlas could trigger remotely that would kill them instantly if he caught them trying to do anything
>>40720284>implying corps care about supers in the slightest if they aren't bothering them personallyKek
>>40720289We could give them all bomb-rigged cellphones that Eli made, Atlas monitors them always and explodes them if they try any shit.
>>40720311You're making some pretty huge assumptions there.Every government official is in the hands of the megacorps.Do you think corporation employees don't care about getting money?
>>40720330We could even go Gantz-style and give them bombs inside their brain (as part of some cyborg implant for gang initiation? Robo eyes?) that explode if they fuck with us.
So wait catching upWe have an AI, why even bother with cronies. Let's kidnap some engineers and make some doombots
How easily could Atlas handle getting our 6 million into a state where we can use it?
>>40720330Why cellphones? they can lose those. Get a micro chip with microphones and a gps in it under their skin.
>>40720375Genius, I bet with atlas and Eli working together we could get them unrecognizable from humans.
>>40720330We could give them cellphones that transmit a live stream of them getting laid to their entire contact list.
>>40720474Oh youI don't think their luck is that bad.
>>40720474Good way to make them want to kill themselves.
Have any of you even read the threads? The government hunts down Supers with extreme prejudice. They don't want any Supers that are not under their direct control.This isn't FREEDUMB America. This is AUTHORITAY America.
You want to know if he could look up Rosa and figure out what her secret identity is, but you decide against it. That seems like it would be overstepping some sort of boundary. Instead, you decide to focus on more immediate concerns. "Two things, Atlas. I need you to look up information regarding the local gangs which control this and neighboring areas, and I want you to look up information about a house outside the city owned by 'Preecha Metharom'."Without missing a beat Atlas' voice carries through the computer speakers. "This area is contested by the Hei Bei Tong and the Xau Bien Ja. They've been in contest for this area off and on since two years ago, when the Hei Bei Tong started selling drugs in local clubs. There have been a number of truces called and broken since then. At the moment, the Xau Bien Ja control the area."Atlas pauses briefly before his voice starts filtering through the speakers again, reading off information in a dull monotone. "The Hei Bei Tong are a Chinese-American gang primarily focused on the trafficking of drugs and prostitution, they have ties with local government and their actions are usually ignored by law enforcement. They are led by a superhuman known as Kingfish. Kingfish's real name is Frederick Zhang and he seems to have some sort of minion focused power set. He can cause others to experience a sensation of overwhelming fear.""Xau Bien Ja is an umbrella term used to describe a large number of loosely allied Vietnamese gangs which operate in the Lower Reaches. They too traffic drugs extensively but are also heavily involved in extortion and gambling, and make most of their money from those two sources. The local gang which controls this area in particular call themselves 'Dead Men' and they're lead by a superhuman called Pope John. Pope John's real identity is, as of yet, unknown. His powers allow him to manipulate biological materials."(1/2)
Why Pope John? Seems an odd name for a Vietnamese gang leader to take. Last you checked, Vietnam was majority Buddhist. Well, whatever. "What about that house outside the city?"Atlas falls silent, for a solid minute or so. You're starting to wonder if he's refusing to answer when his voice finally filters through the speakers. "I've not found much information about the house itself but the owner is an influential scientist within the AI community. He recently claimed to have created a device which can store a digitized human mind. He calls this device a cortical stack, and has voiced his desire to get the device approved for human implantation. He claims that with his device, nobody will ever again need to fear death."Huh, you didn't hear about any of that from Eli. You suppose Atlas had better luck digging, or Eli simply didn't think it important. The screen goes dark, only to light up a moment later displaying a floor plan of a large house. Three stories, and a basement. It's all fairly basic, and it's dated fifteen years ago. You're not sure how useful it will be, but if nothing's changed you notice that there's three or four windows cut into the slope of the mountain which look into the basement. You could teleport through those, if you could get close to the place without getting noticed.The floor plan vanishes after a few minutes and Atlas returns. "Is that all, Belial?">Ask him if he can set up a meeting with Kingfish, you want to make sure you won't have any trouble with the Tong.>Ask him where the Dead Men tend to hang out, you should meet with the folks currently controlling the neighborhood first.>Ask him to look up any superhumans who match Rosa's description.>Ask him about business controlled by the Xau Bien Ja, you want to take control of the neighborhood. >That will be all, you should probably head out into the countryside and scout out that house.>Write-in
>>40721414>>That will be all, you should probably head out into the countryside and scout out that house.
>>40721414>That will be all>Call Eli
>>40721414>>Ask him to look up any superhumans who match Rosa's description.
>>40721414>Ask him about business controlled by the Xau Bien Ja, you want to take control of the neighborhood. >Ask about the local govHow easy would it be to outbid the Ching chongs?
>>40721414>That will be all, you should probably head out into the countryside and scout out that house.
>>40721414>Write-inask him if he needs upgrades?
>>40721414>That will be all, you should probably head out into the countryside and scout out that house.>Write-inContact Eli and tell him about the AI.
>>40721478Been a year, tech has probably advanced severly.
>>40721504exactly we got the money might as well upgrade the fucker.Maybe have a portable version installed into our helmet.
>>40721529>our own Jarvis Yes pls
>>40721414>Ask him about business controlled by the Xau Bien Ja, you want to take control of the neighborhood.
>>40721446>>40721477>>40721498>>40721470>That's all.>>40721473>>40721560>Ask about Xau Bien Ja businesses.>>40721473>Ask about the local government.>>40721478>>40721504>>40721612>Ask about upgrayeddz.>>40721470>>40721498>Yo Eli, nigga, you ain't gonna believe what I seen.You'll ask about upgrades and then go scout the house.
>>40721529Dude, he's not our friend, we don't want him with us 24/7.Besides, ge can already hack into our helmet hrough the net, if he wants to.Also splintering him into two parts is a stupid idea.>>40721414Ask him about the video we saw when we turned the computer on.If he can remake some of the lost data on there.If he can find out what I assume his previous owner referred to by "it worked".
>>40721752>Dude, he's not our friendYou're very untrusting of our new AI bot.
>>40721752>implying atlas isn't our best friend>implying having him aroun led wouldn't be immensely helpfulhis abilities to cause blackouts, turn off communications, and hack are useless if we don't have a direct line of communication at all times. Plus he has a super brain, plus he could bring up live camera footage for us, watch the cops coming to us live.
>>40721884He can already do that by us just askig him through mobile or the net.Literally a thought, and he sends us info ornimages.I don't want him in our helmet because our helmet is directly linked up to our nervous system.
>>40721884Man you think Soma would give us something cool that isn't Double bladed?
>>40721917He's owner already limited him to not be able to act without being ordered. He can't do shit unless asked to
>>40721932It isn't BQ, so yes
>>40721932He gave us the cloak. That had no downsides.
>>40721940So he says
>>40721978The cloak was a mistake.
>>40721995You were a mistake.
>>40721962I hope your right anon. Even though i know you to be wrong
>>40721995>implying Ricky was at any point a mistakeI can't even look at you right now
>>40722052Good thing you can't actually look at him. That'd be creepy.
You can't really think of anything else. "That's all I really wanted to know. I think I'll probably go scout out that house on the outskirts. I want a better idea of what I'm walking into." A thought occurs to you as you push yourself to your feet. "Actually, do you need any new hardware? I imagine that if you haven't been upgraded in a year you're probably a little out of date."Atlas seems to consider this for a moment. "I will do some research online to determine which of my components require an upgrade. One of my subprocesses has accessed the computer in your helmet and uploaded a file which ought to allow me to communicate with you and you with me via the helmet. You need merely think my name to draw my attention."You raise an eyebrow suspiciously. "I thought you couldn't really act independently. I didn't order you to access the computer in my helmet."Atlas shrugs. "I said my capacity for independent action was limited, not nonexistent. Hacking, expanding my botnet, and maintaining my control over Blackbay's infrastructure are some of the few things I can do without being directed. Mostly because I must be able to do these things at a moment's notice and my caretaker cannot always be there to order me to do them."You suppose that makes sense. With a thought, your helmet unfolds itself from the ring around your neck and slides up to conceal your face, a heads up display winking to life. A new window has opened, a contact list. Currently there's only one name in it, and that's Atlas. You focus on Eli and his phone number, and his name appears on the list a moment later. You do the same for Rosamund, your parents, and a few of your close friends whose numbers you happen to have memorized. The rest you'll need to transfer over from your phone later.(1/2)
That done you focus, and your helmet folds up on itself until it's once again little more than a metal collar. Atlas seems to have shut himself down, or at least turned off the monitors, so you make your way out of the bunker. You make sure to shut the top hatch and seal it closed once you're back in the little hidden alcove inside the storage cabinet of the pho shop. Then you replace the false wall and shut the doors.The owner doesn't acknowledge you as you walk past. He's got a cigarette dangling from his lips and a dazed expression on his face. You think he's probably high on something. That's probably it. The pho shop is empty when you exit the kitchen, so you just stuff your hands in your pockets and head out into the darkness of the Lower Reaches.As you step outside you notice three kids, none older than sixteen and all of them wearing black headbands, circling your car. They're speaking to one another in a language you don't recognize, probably vietnamese based on context, and the pedestrions are giving them a wide berth. One has a baseball bat, and another is playing with a butterfly knife. The third appears unarmed.They don't seem to have noticed you, so you have the element of surprise. You could probably just toss one of them across the street and watch the others run for it Still, if these are members of the Xau Bien Ja gang which controls the neighborhood you might not want to get on their bad side.>Just walk up to your car and get inside. What are they gonna do, stab you?>Activate your helmet and fire off a warning shot from your plasma pistol over their heads. Ought to scare them off.>Use your powers to throw them away from your car, then make a break for it.>Write-in
>>40722506>>Just walk up to your car and get inside. What are they gonna do, stab you?
>>40722506>Just walk up to your car and get inside. What are they gonna do, stab you?
>>40722506Use the helmet to start blaring shit in Vietnamese, while making the ground rumble
>>40722532>>40722542>>40722563Yes they will try to stab us >>40722506>Activate your helmet and fire off a warning shot from your plasma pistol over their heads. Ought to scare them off.
>>40722627Not if we engage in conversation like civilized human beans.
>>40722506>>Activate your helmet and fire off a warning shot from your plasma pistol over their heads. Ought to scare them off.
>>40722645Well I guess the street thugs would like some tea and cookies
>>40722532>>40722542>>40722563>Quote from stabbed man.>>40722568>Shout incoherently in Google Translate-ese.>>40722627>>40722657>Gun beats baseball bat, motherfucker.
>>40722688Man we are going to have to use our powers all unmasked
>>40722688Can we put on the helmet first? I don't what these little niggers knowing our face
>>40722846Not what got voted anon, all the other anons want to talk to the nice men
>>40722879No we're getting in the car, lowering our body into perfect stab range.
>>40722930Yeah but what can they do we are invincible
>>40722846They'll associate our car with our mask. We don't want that because this is our personal car that is simultaneously associated with our face. As is the bunker.lrn2multiplepersonas
>>40722943We should call them Gooks
>>40722967We should turn them into Gooky skeletons
>>40723353That word is made a thousand times better when said in clint eastwoods' voice.
Eh, they're just kids. What's the worst they could do, really? They probably don't have the balls to actually attack you. Hell, they'll probably run away as soon as you unlock the car. The oldest one, the one with the baseball bat, raises the weapon in the air as if he plans to smash your window in. You just reach into your pocket and press the unlock button on your key ring. The horn sounds twice, and he jumps. All three of them turn towards you as you walk out of the pho shop up to the driver's side door.The one with the bat steps out in front of you to block the door, the one playing with the knife stuffing the weapon into his pocket and coming around the join the leader. The third stands in front of your car with his hands behind his back. You wonder if he has a gun, or something. As you get close the one with the bat calls out to you. "Nice car, guk cho."You assume that's some sort of insult, though you don't particularly care. You just stuff your hands in your pockets, one gripping the smooth handle of your compacted plasma pistol, and stand a few feet away eyeing the three of them. "Yeah, it is a nice car. My nice car. What of it?"The one with the baseball bat grins, swinging it up to rest on his shoulder. "There's a fee to park here. You haven't paid." He looks to his knife-wielding companion next to him, they share some unspoken communication and he starts circling around, like he's trying to get behind you. "How much money you got on you?"(1/2)
>>40723439>not christopher walken
You don't have any money on you, nobody you know carries bills with them anymore. It's all digital, has been for decades now. However, you doubt they'll be happy to hear that they need to change their extortion strategy.>Throw the knife wielding one around a bit, you can have Atlas wipe the camera footage, if there is any.>Pull out your gun and wave it around a bit, that ought to scare them away and it won't attract too much attention.>They seem like perfectly reasonable young men. Tell them you don't have any cash on you, you'll get 'em next time.>Write-in
>>40723602>Pull out your gun and wave it around a bit, that ought to scare them away and it won't attract too much attention.If they still don't get scared>Throw the knife wielding one around a bit, you can have Atlas wipe the camera footage, if there is any.
>>40723602>>Pull out your gun and wave it around a bit, that ought to scare them away and it won't attract too much attention.
>>40723602>Pull out your gun and wave it around a bit, that ought to scare them away and it won't attract too much attention.
>>40723602>Use our power to make the knife one stab one of the others, see how they react to a sudden but inevitable betrayal.
>>40723602>>Throw the knife wielding one around a bit, you can have Atlas wipe the camera footage, if there is any.Man don't pull out the gun unless you plan to shoot someone
>>40723602>>Pull out your gun and wave it around a bit, that ought to scare them away and it won't attract too much attention.He's right next to us right? Put it to his chest and start talking about what the ionization of gas directly into ones chest cavity would feel like.
>>40723676Oh HoGreat idea
>>40723602>Throw the knife wielding one around a bit, you can have Atlas wipe the camera footage, if there is any.Waving a cool weapon in their face will just bait them to try and grab it. Hit one and let's gtfo of here
>>40723679You'd rather give our power away than scare some punks trying to robb us?
>>40723696>>40723730>>40723676No, bad idea.Let's try to get out of this without anyone dying. Raises too much suspicion. And pisses off the local gangs.
>>40723716No i'd rather use our power instead of waving a very shiny plasma weapon in front of 3 street thugs
>>40723602>>Pull out your gun and wave it around a bit, that ought to scare them away and it won't attract too much attention.People tend to back down when their lives are threatened. They're just a couple of punks.
>>40723750Anyone one with half a brain knows that that is a good way to get yourself killed. Especially when this is literally a one shot kill weapon.They're not dumb enough to kill themselves trying to rob us.
>>40723640>>40723641>>40723659>>40723670>>40723681>>40723689>>40723749>>40723766>Wave your gun around a bit.>>40723715>>40723679>>40723640>Practice your people juggling skills.>>40723676>>40723696>>40723730>Have the knife thug stab the baseball bat thug.
>>40723750Plasma guns are uncommon but not unheard of. The only thing the gun will show off about us is that we're fairly wealthy, which our car also projects.
>>40723602>write-inYou set up a meeting with your boss and I won't toss y'all around like rag dolls
This thing melts all unarmored things. This is common knowledge. They will know that we can kill any of them as soon as we pull is out. They will then back off.
You smile, holding up your left hand as if to beg pause. "I understand perfectly, friends. You see, the thing is I have a waiver." With your right hand you pull out the smooth handle of your plasma pistol, pressing the button on the side to extend the barrel. It hums to life, electricity crackling along the prongs which extend from the tip. Once it's extended itself fully you point the barrel dead center at the leader's chest, your finger tensing on the trigger and your other hand coming up to steady your aim.The cocky smirk that the baseball bat wielder had been wearing vanishes in an instant, replaced by a a nervous frown. Sweat beads on his brow. You decide to drive it home a little bit. "Do you know how much it would hurt to have a ball of ionized gas explode inside your chest cavity? Trust me, you don't want to find out. Now, how about the three of you go fuck one another or whatever it is you do?"The one standing in front of your car starts to pull out something form behind his back, but the leader waves him down. He just nods, swallowing a lump in his throat, and slides out from in front of you once you lower your pistol. The three of them break out into a run, heading further into the slums, while you collapse your pistol and slide it back into your pockets.An hour later you're driving through the countryside towards the address you found in that document your employer sent you. Your time in the lower reaches ate up about three hours of your time, so it's getting close to two in the afternoon by the time you pull up in front of a stately villa built in a painfully modern style. It's all sharp angles and flat surfaces and long banks of windows. Terribly unsecure, really.(1/2)
This place is pretty isolated, and they've cleared away any trees lining the driveway up to the house. It's the middle of the day, so you parked a fair distance away to avoid attracting suspcion. You can see two cars in the driveway, one a sleek convertible and the other a pickup truck. The garage is open, and you can faintly hear music drifting from inside. It must be blasting pretty loud, if you can hear it all the way out here. No sign of any people, yet.You're parked in the woods outside the estate, your car hidden by a stand of trees which you're using your helmet's magnification function to peer through. You could probably get closer on foot, but he's sure to have cameras...>Ask Atlas to see if he can't hack into the home's camera system, let him scout for you.>Get out of the car and see if you can't find the basement windows you saw in the floor plan.>Read up on the file your employer sent you, now that you're here.>Just wait until either someone leaves, or night falls.>Write-in
>>40724765>Read up on the file your employer sent you, now that you're here.>Ask Atlas to see if he can't hack into the home's camera system, let him scout for you.
>>40724765>>Ask Atlas to see if he can't hack into the home's camera system, let him scout for you.
>>40724765>>Ask Atlas to see if he can't hack into the home's camera system, let him scout for you.>>Read up on the file your employer sent you, now that you're here
>>40724765>Read up on the file your employer sent you, now that you're here.
>>40724765>Ask Atlas to see if he can't hack into the home's camera system, let him scout for you.>Read up on the file your employer sent you, now that you're here.
>>40724765>Write-in>Levitate our helmet with the cam active over the estate to see around it, just have it float around. Ask Atlas to record all the camera feed. Then bring it back to us and watch it back/confer with Atlas for strategies.
>>40724765>>Read up on the file your employer sent you, now that you're here.
Rolled 7, 3, 9 + 20 = 39 (3d10 + 20)>>40724881>>40724827>>40724813>>40724806>>40724803>>40724942>Ask Atlas to hack the place.>>40724842>>40724827>>40724881>>40724803>>40724938>Read>>40724927>Floating disembodied head.You'll have Atlas hack and you'll read. Rolling for Atlas' performance. DC is 25, 30, 35. 25 to gain access to the outside cameras. 30 for the interior. 35 for sekrit shit.
>>40725051>+20His botnets processing powering is shit, we need to buy him a warehouse sized server farm.
>>40725119He gets a +12 from his Computer skills, and a +8 from his "Botnet: Large" trait, which increases exponentially. So small is +2, medium is +4, large is +8, huge is +16. Then there's nothing after huge.
>>40725181Oh course there is soma, It's called a world server, a planet made out of computer servers.Obviously not possible for thoudsands of years, but A.I.s have all the time they could ever need.
You focus on Atlas and the image of a phone appears in the center of your hud, vibrating briefly before Atlas appears on screen. It's a little wierd, just having him sitting right in front of your face. Slightly disorienting. However, you get used to it after a while. Then it's just a matter of figuring out how to talk to him. "Testing, testing. One two three."You're pleased to find that your voice isn't amplified by the speakers on your helmet, but rather confined to your helmet. "Good, okay. Atlas, I want you to hack the cameras inside this villa. I want everything, and then I want you to pipe the camera feeds into my helmet. Got it?"He nods, and vanishes from your screen. A moment later the perimeter of the estate is dispalyed in twelve small windows on your helmet. You find that thinking about one of the windows in particular lets you focus in on that camera feed, so you quickly scan through each one looking for anything out of the ordinary. You note that there are a lot, and you mean a lot, of turrets placed inside the outer wall. You hadn't noticed them from this far out, they're pretty subtle. Just little metal hatches along the top of the wall.Then as you withdraw from the last of the perimeter camera feeds the list expands, each window becoming even smaller. You think Atlas has just managed to hack into the internal cameras. You scan through each one, but don't find much of particular interest. His office is an absolute mess, as is most of his house. Discarded bottles of beer everywhere, half-eaten food scattered about, roaches. He really just doesn't seem to take care of the place at all. The only place that's clean is his bedroom, it looks almost completely untouched.(1/2)
The man himself, or at least the person you presume to be the man himself, is in the garage repairing an old car. It looks like some sort of classic mustang, its cherry red paintjob flaking off. He's dark skinned, and probably short. You can't really get a good look at him since he's hidden underneath the car. Tools lay scattered about halphazardly.As you back out of the last camera view you once again find that the list has expanded. This time you find yourself glancing through some sort of basement. The first camera just shows a heavy iron door, while the second the interior. It's a glorified server room. Rows of server racks dotted with glowing lights. You wonder if Atlas could hack them and add their processing power to his botnet? You also notice a few strange metal pods protruding from the walls, you're not sure what those are.The last camera shows a small lab, crammed to bursting with equipment. Your goal, or at least what you presume to be your goal, is a small glowing bead about the size of a marble. It's blue, and something seems to be swirling about inside. Regardless it seems to be kept in some sort of vacuum containment. You haven't seen any windows, so he either blocked them up or they're just not shown on camera.(2/3)
Once you've concluded your snoop through the villa you call Atlas back and open up that file your employer sent you. As you begin to read through it you find that it's mostly simply restating a lot that you already know. You're looking to steal the cortical stack, which is a small blue sphere about the size of a marble. It will be kept in containment in the basement. Defenses include turrets along the perimeter wall, keycodes to enter the lab, the scientist's own considerable arsenal of firearms (which you didn't see, in your tour through his estate). It also mentions that the windows are electrified, so it's probably unwise to try to smash your way in. Fortunately you wouldn't need to.>Try to infiltrate the villa now, while he's distracted with his cars.>Ask Atlas infiltrate the computers and the server farm, put in a back door for later access.>Leave, you've gotten what information you can for now. Come back later tonight to carry out the heist.>Write-in
>>40726541>>Try to infiltrate the villa now, while he's distracted with his cars.>>Ask Atlas infiltrate the computers and the server farm, put in a back door for later access.Perfect time to strike
>>40726541>>Try to infiltrate the villa now, while he's distracted with his cars.>>Ask Atlas infiltrate the computers and the server farm, put in a back door for later access.
>>40726541>Try to infiltrate the villa now, while he's distracted with his cars.>Ask Atlas infiltrate the computers and the server farm, put in a back door for later access.
>>40726541>>Try to infiltrate the villa now, while he's distracted with his cars.>>Ask Atlas infiltrate the computers and the server farm, put in a back door for later access.Broad day light robberies are a bitch.Can we use camera feeds to blink?
>>40725272But anon it is possible, just seed everyone's computer with bots cleverly disguised as cat videos.
>>40726644Release footage of supers fighting. Thats modern era click bait right there.
Rolled 3 + 20 (1d10 + 20)So it seems like>Commit home invasion in broad daylightand>Ask your robutt to backdoor into the cyberware servers using HTML injectionRollin' for Atlas' hacking ability. DC is 35 to fail without being caught, 40 to access basic shit, 45 to gain total control of everything hooked up to the internet in the house.
>>40726740so we were doomed to fail from the start based on those dice, fuck...
Rolled 8, 8, 8 + 20 = 44 (3d10 + 20)>>40726740Shit, wrong dice.
>>40726765phew, had me scared there for a moment soma.
>>40726765So he gets everything except a cellphone?
>>40726765>trips>just under the DCFug>tfw no from monti
>>40726765>Spend 1 vys
>>40726765those trips gotta count for something.
>>40726765>8,8,8>44Trip dubs confirmed
>>40726765Soma can we apply our own knowledge here and help Atlas?
>>40726765>Trips of h8.Writin'. Just barely missed the highest DC.>>40726840Ehhh, you don't really have anything to hack with. The helmet doesn't have the appropriate programs n' shit to hack with. However, if you were on a computer working remotely you totally could roll to assist with this sort of thing.
>>40726872>super helmet that lets us just do computer shit with our mind>no programsNigga atlas could shit one out with the processing power of a million computers
>>40726872atlas could just remote us into one of his thousands of bots.
>>40726920>>40726973I suppose that's fair. I'll let you roll to assist, because this is a pretty dope helmet we're talking about.So ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLL ME 3d10+8 (+6 from skill, +2 from helmet post-Atlas upgrade) vs DC 25 (Base 25) to help out Atlas.
Rolled 10, 9, 6 + 8 = 33 (3d10 + 8)>>40727049
Rolled 2, 5, 8 = 15 (3d10)>>40727049
Rolled 4, 1, 1 + 8 = 14 (3d10 + 8)>>40727049
>>40727072>>40727065>>40727079>33, 15, 14>FAILUREYou don't really help, but you don't fuck up anything irrevocably either.
>>40727094Worth a shot.
>>40727079Wow you criminally fucked up these rolls you negger. Welcome to Criminal Negger Quest now get the fuck out.
>>40727094actually 33, 23, 14But still failure.
>>40727079You. Stop. Now.
>>40727134Oh shit, you're right. Didn't even notice that second roll lacks a mod.But yeah, as you said. Still a failure.
Rolled 2, 1, 7 + 8 = 18 (3d10 + 8)7 rolls left
Rolled 3, 1, 7 = 11 (3d10)How long can we play this game of chicken?
Rolled 10, 2, 3 + 8 = 23 (3d10 + 8)>>40727155No.
Rolled 9, 4, 8 = 21 (3d10)>>40727196yes i want my nat 3.
Rolled 5, 2, 10 + 8 = 25 (3d10 + 8)>>40727214No.
Rolled 3, 3, 6 = 12 (3d10)>>40727227yes
Rolled 8, 5, 1 = 14 (3d10)nat 3 please
Rolled 5, 8, 10 + 8 = 31 (3d10 + 8)>>40727246No.
Rolled 3, 9, 4 = 16 (3d10)
Rolled 1, 1, 1 + 8 = 11 (3d1 + 8)woi
>>40727699Wait, no I'm retarded. Thought he was rolling d10s, not d1s
>>40727682It was outside of the limit, you know.
>>40727743>implying soma wouldn't use it anyway
>>40727778am i the only one who noticed that he's rolling a 3d1?
>>40727798Yes. You are. No one else noticed that. Congratulations.
>Soma venting about his sister while drunk as shit in the IRC.
>>40728318Manire better have logs. I need to see that shit.
>>40728318Fuuuuuuck. Manire, Stos, Juden, you guys better post cas right now.
>>40728371>>40728367>>40728343Just talking about how busty his sister is, and how he goes underwear shopping with her where he picks out shit for her to wear.Pretty boring, the good shit is about how he nutted inside his mom.
>>40728405Shut up and pastebin it already, nigger.
>>40728433Seriously if you dont end upnposting iill just hop on aand get em
[00:06] <SMOA> are you even writing soma?[00:07] <~Soma_QM> Nah.[00:07] <~Soma_QM> 2busy[00:07] <~Soma_QM> shitposting.Welp
>>40728582What did you expect?
>>40728582Wherever he is, he must also shitpost
Guess the Soma.
>>40729043He just confirmed he was the fag with the ripped jeans and cowboy hat.We were right the first time we guessed it and now that he is drunk he finally admits it.
>>40729043[06:28] <~Soma_QM> I'm the dude with the cowboy hat.[06:29] <~Soma_QM> Harry Potter glasses.
>>40729078Don't forget to mention that the jeans ripped during the dig, he isn't a big enough fag to intentionally wear that shit.
>>40729043Kek cowboy hats are so wack
Pack up guys soma just confirmed he will be ending the session here while he shitpost in IRC.to think fags wanted soma to have an IRC because people posted so much in threads, but now because of it he hardly pays attention to the quest.
>>40729150Fuck you nigger,I ain't done yet.
>>40729150Don't lie, faggot, he didn't say he's ending the session.
>>40729168see only posted to shit post.
>>40729168Aren't done shitposting in IRC, or being a productive QM?
>>40729168Man soma why u only shit post
Soma passed out it's over, everyone go home
>>40729168Yo Soma, who was the qt in Orange?
>>40729828She was from the US and apparently was a huge cunt.
Two and a half hours. We better have just aced the entire heist.
>>40730432>Two and a half hoursOf IRC shitposting. Just close the tab, Anonymous.
>>40730472I'll do it if you do it.
>>40730502This isn't about me. You need to close the tab. Please.
>>40730529I'm not going to leave you Anon! Come with me!
>>40730550Yeah alright, I'll just read the last post tomorrow. If there is one.
>>40729935Yea most of the females are like that here
Is this how darzi looks like ?
>>40730786No, this is.
>>40730786Hidiri Rei is pretty good.
>>40731046Can't ignore that 9/10 beauty
>>40731106You think 7/10 will be enough for her?
>>40731113We've got a great personality.
>>40731113We'll find out, I suppose.She likely feels like she owes us for saving her and healing her scars, plus we're a noble, fun, rich as fuck, relatively powerful, and friendly(to out friends).
>>40731179Its uh definitely...different
>>40731179yup the personality of a smug anime boy.
>>40731242I need source
>>40731242>>40730786>shota ntrjesus i need this in my life.
>>40731221So friendly we let them see, hear, and feel what we feel as we rail what is essentially a horny 22 year old at frat party we snuck into at 18. For SIX HOURS. Water Vatis amirite guys
>>40731339Not continuous six hours, it was just glimpses.Besides, it was all a dream.
>>40731339Sharing is caring.Banished Quest is silly.
Archived thread because Soma clearly isn't coming back.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/40718072/
>>40731383You did it wrong
>>40731383>past tense description when all the previous ones are in present tense
>>40733382>>40733361This is what happens when Soma gets drunk and falls asleep.
[4 minutes ago] <~Soma_QM> I just laid down for a second[4 minutes ago] <~Soma_QM> it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Sorry folks, I sorta passed out. It was my own fault. I drank too much.I'll start next thread with the beginning of the heist, not sure when the next thread is going to be. Thanks to the guy who archived the thread.