Reward Sealed

Sep 12 21:16:55 <E4D> «Hey, assholes. Out of the tents. I'm calling a congressional hearing.»
Sep 12 21:17:12 <DexaAway> Shank is there.
Sep 12 21:17:17 <Gerald> Charon wanders over.
Sep 12 21:17:20 <DawnyWorks> «I'm not an ass hole, nor am I in a tent so…»
Sep 12 21:17:44 <Maddy> «Don't be pedantic.»
Sep 12 21:18:07 <DexaAway> «Yor an asshole Kay.»
Sep 12 21:18:20 <DexaAway> «Deal with it.».jpg
Sep 12 21:18:23 <Gerald> «I must agree with the Reaper on this one.»
Sep 12 21:18:26 <Salmander> Redd sighs. «Comin'.» He strolls over.
Sep 12 21:18:53 <MisterFlames> Midnight's out already.
Sep 12 21:19:27 <DawnyWorks> «Don't get all pissy over a joke» Kay steps out of the stryker and heads over.
Sep 12 21:19:31 <Nusquam> «Where're we convenin' cap'n?»
Sep 12 21:19:52 <E4D> «Front of the LAV. Official congressional meeting zone.»
Sep 12 21:20:00 <Waxx> «Congress is very Western.»
Sep 12 21:20:06 <Waxx> «I would prefer if you called it the Politburo.»
Sep 12 21:20:17 <DexaAway> «Fuck tha police.»
Sep 12 21:20:19 <E4D> «This ain't too political.»
Sep 12 21:20:20 <Nusquam> «Sounds Mexican.»
Sep 12 21:20:29 <Maddy> Alice is there nomming fruit stuff! Nomn!
Sep 12 21:20:33 <DexaAway> Shank is atop the LAV
Sep 12 21:20:33 <Nusquam> Samil wanders over.
Sep 12 21:20:44 <MisterFlames> "While I've dealt with Circles, myself, but what's in a name?"
Sep 12 21:20:49 <DawnyWorks> «You're mexican Joshua» Kay smiles, taking the last few steps over.
Sep 12 21:21:02 <DexaAway> he's a stalk again. Arms bent lije a preying mantis
Sep 12 21:21:11 <Waxx> Dmitri and Misha amble over. You're not sure why Misha is attending, since he won't understand any of it…but there he is regardless.
Sep 12 21:21:28 <DawnyWorks> [Hello Misha]
Sep 12 21:21:28 <Gerald> "Ah, dear corporal, you seem quite livid in such an introduction. What is the nature of this meeting, other than the obvious settlement of the reward due to us?"
Sep 12 21:21:29 <Nusquam> Josh looks at Kay from a few feet away. «No I'm not.»
Sep 12 21:21:31 <E4D> Jason looks up, "You communin' with the Lord, Shank?"
Sep 12 21:21:47 <DawnyWorks> «You're a total mexican»
Sep 12 21:22:08 <DexaAway> "No." He mutters flatly
Sep 12 21:22:40 <Nusquam> "We get a reward?"
Sep 12 21:23:17 <Salmander> "Aw shit, are we still stuck on this?"
Sep 12 21:23:34 <E4D> "Yes. We get a reward. Yes we're still stuck on this, and yes, that's what it's about."
Sep 12 21:23:55 <Nusquam> "What kinda reward?" He looks intrigued.
Sep 12 21:23:58 <Waxx> Dmitri stiffens. "I have reconsidered my thoughts on the matter."
Sep 12 21:24:35 <E4D> "The one that the Colonel, Midnight, Alice, Kay, Redd, Dusty and I fought the Red Shard for."
Sep 12 21:24:57 <E4D> "Yes, Colonel?"
Sep 12 21:24:58 <Gerald> Charon coughs. "I partook in the battle too, thank you."
Sep 12 21:24:58 <Nusquam> "…right."
Sep 12 21:24:59 <DexaAway> "… oh that bollocks. Sad I missed it."
Sep 12 21:25:05 <DexaAway> "Wait no errythin was on fire."
Sep 12 21:25:12 <Waxx> "I submit the suggestion that we ask for a Mosin Nagant rifle for every member of the outfit, along with ammunition. This way, we can field an effective rifle platoon."
Sep 12 21:25:15 <E4D> "Apologies, Charon."
Sep 12 21:25:21 <DawnyWorks> "You're a fucking pussy, shut up"
Sep 12 21:25:39 <E4D> "He seemed to do fine runnin' bitches over."
Sep 12 21:25:39 <Nusquam> "Aren't those outdated as fuck?"
Sep 12 21:25:43 <DexaAway> "Yor tha one who talks in 'er sleep."
Sep 12 21:25:44 <MisterFlames> "Colonel, that rifle weighs more than I do."
Sep 12 21:25:46 <E4D> "Yes, they are."
Sep 12 21:25:55 <Waxx> Dmitri slaps Misha on the back of the head, then nods at Kay. Misha looks confused for a moment, but then understands. Misha steps over to Kay and lightly slaps her on the back of the head.
Sep 12 21:25:57 * DexaAway is now known as Dexa
Sep 12 21:26:10 <Maddy> "I like my shrike thank you."
Sep 12 21:26:12 <E4D> "More effective would be a platoon armed with SCARs, but that's neither here nor there. Seriously, we need to decide what to get out of this."
Sep 12 21:26:26 <Waxx> "The Mosin Nagant rifle has fought three wars against itself and it has come out victorious every time."
Sep 12 21:26:28 <Salmander> "Yeah, I don't have time for this headache. Can somebody just use their… the fuck do you call it… executive power? …And uh, just decide already."
Sep 12 21:26:29 <DawnyWorks> Kay looks at Shank, then is hit on the head. "What the…" She turns to Misha and *glares*
Sep 12 21:26:32 <Nusquam> "What sorta stuff can we ask for? Anything?"
Sep 12 21:26:34 <Waxx> "It was good enough to beat back a German advance into the Motherland, it is good enough for you."
Sep 12 21:26:37 <Dexa> "I prefer knives an' remorseless pieces of metal."
Sep 12 21:26:55 <Nusquam> "Bullets are pretty remorseless, scarecrow."
Sep 12 21:27:26 <MisterFlames> "Guns aren't *intimate*, Samil."
Sep 12 21:27:39 <Dexa> "Yep. Ca't get all tha little emotions…"
Sep 12 21:28:20 <E4D> "Yeah, yeah, Leaf Hedger, we get it."
Sep 12 21:28:22 <Nusquam> Samil sighs and shakes his head. "Forget I said anything."
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Sep 12 21:28:48 <Waxx> Misha jerks a thumb towards Dmitri, pinning blame on him for the slapping.
Sep 12 21:28:52 <Nusquam> "Again, what can we ask for? Just guns?"
Sep 12 21:28:57 <Dexa> "Thaz pretty clever akshully."
Sep 12 21:29:18 <Gerald> "Ah, anything within the discretion of the merchants whom we are collecting this wonderful little bounty from."
Sep 12 21:29:18 <MisterFlames> "Colonel, the rifle is not going to be viable. We have enough rifles presently for those that can use them." Midnight turns to Samil, "We can ask for about anything, but it has to be approved."
Sep 12 21:29:22 <DawnyWorks> Kay shoves Misha's chest.
Sep 12 21:29:22 <E4D> "We can ask for just about anything, Samil."
Sep 12 21:29:41 <E4D> "Hey, you two! Quit grab-assin' for a minute."
Sep 12 21:29:49 <DawnyWorks> "He hit me!"
Sep 12 21:29:57 <Dexa> "Her hands ain't anywhere near 'is ass."
Sep 12 21:30:01 <Nusquam> "Anything at all, and you just want guns?"
Sep 12 21:30:13 <E4D> Jason has called down Dmitri's adjustant for unprofessional behavior during politburo.
Sep 12 21:30:18 <E4D> *-s
Sep 12 21:30:28 <MisterFlames> [Enough, Kay and Misha. We are having a serious discussion,] Midnight says in Russian.
Sep 12 21:30:29 <Gerald> "I would also like to point out that I /am/ quite familiar with every officer in power within the Insurgency. A few select deaths may slow or even cripple their operations within the area."
Sep 12 21:30:48 <Waxx> Misha looks at the cat curiously, wondering what it just said.
Sep 12 21:30:49 <Maddy> "No, Colonel w-wants gguns. We haven't come to a concensuss yet."
Sep 12 21:30:56 <Nusquam> "…um."
Sep 12 21:31:09 <Nusquam> "Was it whatever you asked for?"
Sep 12 21:31:27 <E4D> "Well, thing about that is that in any organization like that, you kill someone at the top, someone below them steps up. It's just a shell game. Unless the personnel under the officers arre completely incompetent."
Sep 12 21:31:33 <Nusquam> "If it's whatever you asked for, and the word 'death' is in there at any point, I'm not sure that's a great idea."
Sep 12 21:31:50 <Waxx> "We should ask them for air support. A gunship, of some type."
Sep 12 21:32:03 <Nusquam> "Can you fly?"
Sep 12 21:32:05 <Dexa> "A dragon."
Sep 12 21:32:08 <Dexa> "Get a dragon."
Sep 12 21:32:12 <Salmander> "Hey, if ya don't mind me askin', what happened to help when we needed it?"
Sep 12 21:32:16 <Waxx> "We would have to stipulate that it includes pilots."
Sep 12 21:32:28 <Dexa> "Jus' slap it around a bit."
Sep 12 21:32:29 <E4D> "Shank, dragons breathe fire."
Sep 12 21:32:37 <Dexa> "Not tha ones that spit ice."
Sep 12 21:32:38 <Gerald> "Oh, I quite understand that type of maneuvering, Corporal." He wrings his massive hands. "I was actually quite about to ascend towards the top ranks, if it weren't for our…..disagreement."
Sep 12 21:32:38 <Nusquam> "That's more mouths to feed, more equipment to maintain."
Sep 12 21:32:53 <Gerald> Charon sounds a little irked when saying this.
Sep 12 21:33:38 <DawnyWorks> "Too bad, would be nice for them to have all killed themselves under your leadership."
Sep 12 21:34:00 <Gerald> "What I am saying is that I know the identity of the commanding officers who are likely in charge of their local operations within Australia, along with those who are undoubtedly in charge of giving chase to myself at this very moment."
Sep 12 21:34:15 <E4D> "All right… Redd? Thing is, we're dealing with some very literal people. The Roman seems like he's pretty level, but the snake is a dick."
Sep 12 21:34:29 <Nusquam> "See, here's the thing, Stick. You're one person."
Sep 12 21:34:31 <Gerald> "It will take time to replace and regroup, with a selective strike."
Sep 12 21:34:41 <Nusquam> "This reward, we can ask for something that helps all of us."
Sep 12 21:34:51 <E4D> "We tell them "help us" or something vague like that, and it's gonna bite us in the ass."
Sep 12 21:35:08 <Dexa> "'ow about jus for all of us ta be stronger or somethin."
Sep 12 21:35:27 <Nusquam> "If the pressure gets to be too much - and don't take this the wrong way or anything - then we can just leave you for 'em to find."
Sep 12 21:35:30 <Waxx> "That will just turn the damn kat into a bear, or something."
Sep 12 21:35:48 <Waxx> "…that could work."
Sep 12 21:35:49 <Dexa> Shank tilts his head and looks into the sky
Sep 12 21:36:27 <E4D> "Ok… One at a time."
Sep 12 21:36:28 <Nusquam> Samil glances over at Shank, then up. "See somethin'?"
Sep 12 21:36:28 <Gerald> Charon nods. "An understandable sentiment, although one I do not wish to accept. However, this company does contain several remaining Hand members, along with not one, but /two/ major Foundation Directors. The Insurgency would quite like to ensure that the Foundation is truly dead and gone."
Sep 12 21:36:47 <E4D> Jason looks at Samil. "Joshua? Your thoughts?"
Sep 12 21:36:51 <Nusquam> "…point."
Sep 12 21:37:06 <DawnyWorks> "I vote ring of many meals"
Sep 12 21:37:15 <Salmander> "Oh for Christ's sake." Redd stomps off to the Stryker.
Sep 12 21:37:32 <Nusquam> "We can ask for immaterial shit?"
Sep 12 21:37:45 <Maddy> "Probably."
Sep 12 21:37:48 <Dexa> "If they're like tha otha Trader i knew yes."
Sep 12 21:38:14 <Ragazzo> "I wouldn't mind getting my soul back. But that would be selfish…"
Sep 12 21:38:22 <Ragazzo> "And it's in safe hands anyway."
Sep 12 21:38:23 <Salmander> Redd comes back a few moments later with a piece of paper in his gloves. He shoves it into Jason's chest.
Sep 12 21:38:29 <Ragazzo> "Claws, rather. More likely claws."
Sep 12 21:38:38 <Salmander>
Sep 12 21:39:12 <E4D> 4df+4 Jason jerks down on Redd, trying to put him to the ground with a knee on his back.
Sep 12 21:39:12 <Glacon> E4D: Jason jerks down on Redd, trying to put him to the ground with a knee on his back.: 4 (4df+4=0, -, 0, +)
Sep 12 21:39:40 <Ragazzo> Dusty watches jason wrestle with a piece of clothing.
Sep 12 21:39:40 <Salmander> 4df+6 Pulling the Clothes Make the Man to crumple out of the hold
Sep 12 21:39:41 <Glacon> Salmander: Pulling the Clothes Make the Man to crumple out of the hold: 6 (4df+6=-, +, 0, 0)
Sep 12 21:39:41 <Maddy> Alice facepalms.
Sep 12 21:40:03 <Dexa> "Whoa now."
Sep 12 21:40:09 <Nusquam> Samil stares blankly.
Sep 12 21:40:14 <E4D> "Shit, sorry."
Sep 12 21:40:20 <Gerald> Charon chuckles.
Sep 12 21:40:29 <Dexa> "Tha fuck wazzat?"
Sep 12 21:40:31 <E4D> Jason takes a few steps back, looking at the dropped piece of paper.
Sep 12 21:40:34 <DawnyWorks> "And you bitch at me for shoving Misha"
Sep 12 21:40:36 <Ragazzo> "That's among the dumber things I've seen. And I looked in a mirror once."
Sep 12 21:40:40 <E4D> He picks it up and reads it.
Sep 12 21:41:00 <Salmander> Redd pops up. "'Salright. Now read the fuckin' contract. I didn't work as a salesman for nothin'."
Sep 12 21:41:14 <Nusquam> "The hell did you sell?"
Sep 12 21:41:33 <Maddy> "Knee jerk r-reaction. He pulled a g-gun on me w-when I snuck up on him i-in the gyme once…"
Sep 12 21:41:35 <Salmander> "People." Redd flips his coins.
Sep 12 21:41:44 <Salmander> Coin, rather
Sep 12 21:41:55 <Dexa> "Ah. Well i guess that sets a standard. Kay."
Sep 12 21:41:56 <Nusquam> "Why do we keep you around again?"
Sep 12 21:42:12 <Dexa> "Cuz 'es not me."
Sep 12 21:42:13 <E4D> Jason passes it around.
Sep 12 21:42:19 <E4D> "Looks good to me, Redd."
Sep 12 21:42:29 <Maddy> "Cause he c-can fold up in a bag and pop out and shoot people?"
Sep 12 21:42:30 <E4D> He nods.
Sep 12 21:42:36 <DawnyWorks> "Oi, Shank…we need to talk in a bit"
Sep 12 21:42:37 <Gerald> Charon pauses. "Who, if I may ask, is defined as the Client here? Any of us, or a consensus of us all?"
Sep 12 21:42:39 <Nusquam> "Fair point."
Sep 12 21:42:46 <E4D> "We need to see more bagfoldshooting, by the way."
Sep 12 21:42:49 <MisterFlames> Midnight stands up and looks at it. "That's a good suggestion."
Sep 12 21:42:55 <Salmander> "get a fuckin' bag, then."
Sep 12 21:43:02 <Waxx> Dmitri scans over the document. "I suppose this will also do."
Sep 12 21:43:16 <DawnyWorks> "I got tons" Kay looks at the paper. "Works for me"
Sep 12 21:43:28 <Ragazzo> "Clarifying that we all are the client would be good, maybe?"
Sep 12 21:43:31 <Maddy> Alice reads. "Yeah m-make sure its clear that all memebers of t-the convoy are coundted as clients, perhaps?"
Sep 12 21:43:36 <Salmander> "Alright, alright, clarify."
Sep 12 21:43:37 <Nusquam> Samil reads it over after it's passed to him. "Did they give any stipulations about what the reward could or couldn't be or anything like that?"
Sep 12 21:43:46 <Nusquam> "What, exactly, did they say?"
Sep 12 21:43:48 <Tom90deg> Zoe wanders over. "Clients for what?"
Sep 12 21:44:03 <Gerald> "Ah, and if one of our more contentious members points at me and declares me to be an imminent threat?"
Sep 12 21:44:24 <Ragazzo> "…mmm. That is a problem."
Sep 12 21:44:30 <Nusquam> "Shit outta luck, mate." he says, shrugging and passing the note off.
Sep 12 21:44:34 <Ragazzo> "Can't forget Chainshank either."
Sep 12 21:44:46 <DawnyWorks> Kay smiles sweetly. "Now who would *ever* think that?"
Sep 12 21:44:48 <Dexa> "'m right 'ere."
Sep 12 21:44:49 <Maddy> "Anything w-we desire at Too's descresion."
Sep 12 21:44:53 <Ragazzo> "And I do mean offense, chainshank."
Sep 12 21:44:57 <Ragazzo> "I know."
Sep 12 21:45:04 <Gerald> "I cannot fathom, dearest Kay."
Sep 12 21:45:10 <Salmander> "Alright, alright, pass it here, I'll ratify it."
Sep 12 21:45:12 <Nusquam> "At two what?"
Sep 12 21:45:22 <Tom90deg> Zoe reads over the contract. "Well, a question. Are we dealing with a literal genie?
Sep 12 21:45:34 <Maddy> "And w-would anyone w-waste our reward to g-get rid of someone w-we don't like? C-cause that's really fucking stupid."
Sep 12 21:45:40 <DawnyWorks> "You're learning, that's a step"
Sep 12 21:45:54 <Dexa> "Yeh Zoe."
Sep 12 21:45:57 <Tom90deg> "And I don't mean an actuall geinie, but one who will delight in giveing us EXACTLY what we asked for, but nowhere near what we want?"
Sep 12 21:46:09 <Dexa> "Yeh."
Sep 12 21:46:14 <Nusquam> "Hell, I like doin' that."
Sep 12 21:46:23 <Nusquam> Wry smile.
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Sep 12 21:46:36 <Tom90deg> "Um…Why do we even bother asking for anything? Seems like more bother than it's worth."
Sep 12 21:46:44 <Dexa> "Cuz they gotta learn."
Sep 12 21:47:22 <Gerald> "I do insist on asking that we amend it stating that a member of a Convoy cannot be targeted under these terms."
Sep 12 21:47:26 <Nusquam> "If they're a bother, why don't you ask to never see 'em again, then?"
Sep 12 21:47:53 <Maddy> "hehe"
Sep 12 21:47:54 <Tom90deg> "That's a good idea…"
Sep 12 21:47:58 <Nusquam> "Well, no, don't do that. Then they might make themselves invisible or blind ya."
Sep 12 21:48:07 <E4D> "I have an idea."
Sep 12 21:48:14 <Gerald> Charon is listening.
Sep 12 21:48:16 <Nusquam> "Whasat?"
Sep 12 21:48:16 <Tom90deg> "Well, cause for one, they'd just make themselves invisible. 'You said never SEE us again.'"
Sep 12 21:48:18 <DawnyWorks> "No, because if someone else gets fucking rabies and I'm in the stryker with them I'm not getting fucking bitten"
Sep 12 21:48:22 <Tom90deg> "Genies are assholes."
Sep 12 21:48:51 <Dexa> "Yor an asshole."
Sep 12 21:48:56 <Dexa> "Genies are tricky."
Sep 12 21:49:00 <Dexa> "Getitright."
Sep 12 21:49:06 <MisterFlames> "What, Jason?"
Sep 12 21:49:11 <Salmander> Redd grabs the paper from whoever's holding it and scribbles some more, then hands it back.
Sep 12 21:49:14 <E4D> "We can put a clause in that states that if one of acts with the mens rea of terminal, malevolent hostile intent toward a Convoy member, that intervention can go ahead."
Sep 12 21:49:19 <Nusquam> Samil chuckles slightly.
Sep 12 21:49:30 <Tom90deg> "The point is, if the genie wants to hurt us, he can twist our wish however he lilkes, I don't care how good a lawer you are."
Sep 12 21:49:51 <Tom90deg> "We should put a clause in there that at will we can negate any and all effects of the wish."
Sep 12 21:50:14 <MisterFlames> "You have a point, Zoe. The snake is a twisty sort."
Sep 12 21:50:23 <Dexa> "…"
Sep 12 21:50:29 <E4D> "Then we…"
Sep 12 21:50:35 <Maddy> "I think Too is r-rewarding us. Not Mal."
Sep 12 21:50:50 <Nusquam> "Lemme see that paper, yeah?"
Sep 12 21:51:16 <E4D> "We add a clause that it be executed by Too and not Mal."
Sep 12 21:51:17 <Tom90deg> "I just think we should not take him up on his offer. It'll be more trouble than it's worth."
Sep 12 21:51:22 <Salmander> Red grunts and pulls down his hat. "Ok, I'm gonna let somebody else do this before I… uh… get a little angry."
Sep 12 21:51:24 <DawnyWorks> "Don't give it to him, he's" Kay mouthes the word 'Mexican'
Sep 12 21:51:48 <Nusquam> "Got somethin' in yer hat, mate?"
Sep 12 21:52:35 <Salmander> "Yeah, my headache."
Sep 12 21:52:51 <DawnyWorks> "I got some pills for that"
Sep 12 21:52:53 <Nusquam> "…you ain't got a head, mate."
Sep 12 21:53:30 <Nusquam> "…but all right."
Sep 12 21:54:22 <Tom90deg> "Well, in any case, my vote is to not accept. But if we are going to…"
Sep 12 21:54:26 <Nusquam> "Cap'n, the paper, please?"
Sep 12 21:54:30 <Salmander> Redd's gloves clench. "Just…please, focus on the contract."
Sep 12 21:55:20 <E4D> "Whoever's got the paper, show Samil?"
Sep 12 21:55:27 <E4D> "Okay, Red.."
Sep 12 21:55:31 <Nusquam> "All right, man, easy. I would tell ya to drink some water and lie down, but I dunno how that headache of yers works."
Sep 12 21:55:32 <Gerald> "I am quite fond of the most recent version of it."
Sep 12 21:55:33 <Tom90deg> "Ok, the contract needs to have ways to cancel any wish, and a clase that they won't screw us over, for as good as that'll do.
Sep 12 21:55:47 <E4D> Jason signals Redd over, stepping away.
Sep 12 21:56:12 <Nusquam> Samil takes the note from whoever's got it, reading the addition.
Sep 12 21:56:43 <Salmander> Redd steps over. "Boss, I have a thing… with long, pointless arguments."
Sep 12 21:57:10 <Tom90deg> "Heh, how have you lasted this long?"
Sep 12 21:57:25 <Dexa> "'es withered away."
Sep 12 21:57:28 <E4D> "I understand, and I do, too. That's why I'm talkin' to ya one businessman to another. I got one more clause."
Sep 12 21:57:55 <Salmander> "Go ahead."
Sep 12 21:58:04 <Gerald> "Oh?"
Sep 12 21:58:11 <E4D> "We need the contract executed by Too. Not Mal. Too is the Roman soldier than delivered the notice for us. Mal is the snake that was talkin' shit."
Sep 12 21:58:25 <Nusquam> "Lemme lay out a scenario for you."
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Sep 12 21:58:57 <Nusquam> "Let's say, Cap'n says we ride into whatever bumfuck nowhere town we're headin' for next.
Sep 12 21:58:59 <Nusquam> "
Sep 12 21:59:09 <Salmander> "I can do that."
Sep 12 21:59:22 <Nusquam> "Let's also say, yer boys," he says, nodding to Charon, "have set up an ambush for us."
Sep 12 21:59:39 <Gerald> "A likely occurrence."
Sep 12 21:59:51 <Nusquam> "Let's say this ambush is a pretty damn good one, and we're not likely to survive."
Sep 12 22:00:20 <Dexa> "Ah yes."
Sep 12 22:00:23 <Dexa> "Go on."
Sep 12 22:00:27 <Nusquam> "Killin' Cap'n might keep us from ever setting foot in this town."
Sep 12 22:00:55 <Dexa> "Go on."
Sep 12 22:00:57 <Nusquam> "So Cap'n drops dead, none of us know why, we wander aimlessly, and they upheld their end of the bargain."
Sep 12 22:01:17 <Maddy> "Hmm…You have a p-point…"
Sep 12 22:01:21 <Gerald> "At the time of need, not beforehand as a preventative."
Sep 12 22:01:39 <Maddy> "Maybe w-we should just say n-no thanks…"
Sep 12 22:01:40 <Tom90deg> "You could argue that was the time of need.
Sep 12 22:02:03 <Tom90deg> "Thank you Alice."
Sep 12 22:02:07 <Gerald> "And we must directly request their services, they are not the deciding factor of when to intervene."
Sep 12 22:02:08 <Nusquam> "Why don't you just ask for a redo?"
Sep 12 22:02:25 <Nusquam> "Anyone ever played that game, uh, Prince a Persia?"
Sep 12 22:02:35 <Nusquam> "Was for Gamecube?"
Sep 12 22:02:46 <Dexa> "… no."
Sep 12 22:02:48 <Tom90deg> "Yep."
Sep 12 22:02:58 <Dexa> "Space Invaders is pretty cool."
Sep 12 22:03:08 <Nusquam> "You got this dagger that let you rewind time if ya fucked up."
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Sep 12 22:03:22 <Salmander> Redd looks about for a moment, sighs, and walks off. "Call me when you need somethin' actually done."
Sep 12 22:03:42 <Tom90deg> "That might be useful, but again, what if someone snipes theknife or we all blow up or get nuked?"
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Sep 12 22:03:53 <Nusquam> "I didn't say ask for a knife."
Sep 12 22:03:56 <Nusquam> "That'd be retarded."
Sep 12 22:04:24 <Nusquam> "I said ask for a rewind on demand, with the caveat that someone knows what happened to make it needed."
Sep 12 22:06:08 <Tom90deg> "Ok, but here's a question."
Sep 12 22:06:37 <Tom90deg> "Lets say I said, 'Wait! I jsut rewound time, and if we turn left we're all going to die!" Would you believe me?"
Sep 12 22:06:58 <E4D> "Yes. That's happened to me before."
Sep 12 22:07:06 <Tom90deg> "HEh, good to know."
Sep 12 22:07:23 <Nusquam> Samil starts to reply to Zoe, then looks at Jason and stares blankly for a moment before closing his mouth.
Sep 12 22:07:50 <Dexa> Shank nods. "Ya got a couple haters, cuz o that Jazon."
Sep 12 22:08:03 <Dexa> "Nothin terrible, jus annoyed people."
Sep 12 22:08:10 <E4D> Jason catches the look. "My son is older than I am, Samil."
Sep 12 22:08:20 <E4D> "It comes with the job."
Sep 12 22:08:34 <Maddy> "And younger…and he was only b-born in June…"
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Sep 12 22:09:07 <Nusquam> He opens his mouth to speak again, raising his hand as if to point, then just lets it drop to his side. "Explain that shit some other time, I'd love to hear the story."
Sep 12 22:09:09 <E4D> "Well, as old. Sorry. I'm stupid today."
Sep 12 22:09:18 <Dexa> "… Guys why don' ya all become things like me if yor gonna do somethin ta protect yorselves."
Sep 12 22:09:31 <Nusquam> "…seriously?"
Sep 12 22:09:49 <Ragazzo> "Fuck no."
Sep 12 22:10:05 <E4D> "Shank, I killed you with flaming cat piss. That's hardly the definition of invincible."
Sep 12 22:10:40 <Dexa> "But ya still killed me an I'm 'ere."
Sep 12 22:10:42 <Maddy> "And I q-quite like the way I a-am, thank you."
Sep 12 22:10:55 <E4D> "I rebuilt you."
Sep 12 22:11:11 <Gerald> "I simply say that we go with the contract our dear Redd created for us."
Sep 12 22:11:12 <Ragazzo> Dusty briefly contemplates asking for a mandrake seed.
Sep 12 22:11:21 <E4D> "What if we got killed by people that weren't keen on havin' us back?"
Sep 12 22:11:27 <E4D> "And yeah. I like how we are."
Sep 12 22:11:33 <Ragazzo> "…." He rubs the back of his neck.
Sep 12 22:11:44 <Dexa> "Aight then."
Sep 12 22:11:58 <Nusquam> "You know, since I feel it needs to be asked."
Sep 12 22:12:07 <Nusquam> "What the hell are we doin'?"
Sep 12 22:12:18 <Ragazzo> "Huh?"
Sep 12 22:12:24 <Maddy> "It's a c-clever idea, d-don't get me wrong, but I've kinda been human for…like 28 years. I d-don't know that I'd w-want to play with that a-any."
Sep 12 22:13:17 <E4D> "Yeah. 25 and countin'. I'll keep it that way."
Sep 12 22:13:22 <Nusquam> "What the hell are we doin'? What's our goal? Where're we goin', how will we know when we get there, and what do we intend to do?"
Sep 12 22:13:29 <Ragazzo> "…laser rifles? It'd pretty much eliminate ammo concerns."
Sep 12 22:13:39 <Nusquam> "…"
Sep 12 22:13:39 <Tom90deg> "That's a good question…What IS our ultimate goal?"
Sep 12 22:14:01 <Mal> lasers still have ammo you dumb piece of shit
Sep 12 22:14:09 <Ragazzo> Not all of them you asshole.
Sep 12 22:14:10 <Dexa> not martian ones
Sep 12 22:14:31 <Nusquam> OOC Fucknuts.
Sep 12 22:14:49 <Salmander> HI GUYS
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Sep 12 22:15:06 <E4D> "Well, Samil? I'm trying to get us to Pott's Point, Sydney. There's an HMAS there. Naval station. They got a ULF. Ultra-low frequency radio. Uses the Earth itself as a transmitter. We can talk anywhere to anyone with it."
Sep 12 22:15:15 <E4D> Seriously, cut it out.
Sep 12 22:15:33 <Nusquam> "Ok. Then what?"
Sep 12 22:16:05 <Nusquam> "What if the earth doesn't feel like transmittin' anymore? What if the port's gone?"
Sep 12 22:16:23 <E4D> "Radios still work. That hasn't changed."
Sep 12 22:16:28 <E4D> "And anyway, one at a time."
Sep 12 22:16:32 <Gerald> "Then we think on our feet. One cannot predict everything."
Sep 12 22:16:47 <E4D> "I've got contacts in SOCOM and the GOC. We can talk to someone."
Sep 12 22:16:57 <Tom90deg> "JAson, we do need an end goal. How to get there, who knows, but when we get a boat, where are we going? Are we going to try to restart society?"
Sep 12 22:17:11 <Nusquam> "No, we can't, you're right. But we need some kinda back up plan."
Sep 12 22:17:15 <Maddy> "Not o-our job to restart s-society…"
Sep 12 22:17:16 <E4D> "There's gotta be someone out there. And if we can raise anyone? We take one of the 40-man sweepers there."
Sep 12 22:18:04 <Maddy> "If w-we don't find anyone, w-we wor on surviving. N-not a lot of other choice, is there?"
Sep 12 22:18:29 <Tom90deg> "Suppose so…"
Sep 12 22:18:51 <E4D> "Samil, man, we're already on fifth-string here. This is the nth degree backup plan. This was the one thing we never planned on. Pizzicato and Omega were supposed to WORK."
Sep 12 22:19:16 <Ragazzo> "So, are we going with the insurance policy?"
Sep 12 22:19:44 <E4D> "We ran into something that we hadn't planned for. It's hard to account for everything when I don;t have enough fingers to count the things on this planet that could devour reality,"
Sep 12 22:20:15 <Ragazzo> "Nevermind the things outside this reality."
Sep 12 22:20:16 <Gerald> "Regardless. Let us simply find how to use our bounty properly."
Sep 12 22:20:17 <Nusquam> "…kay. That doesn't mean you can't plan ahead using what knowledge you do have, mate."
Sep 12 22:20:26 <Tom90deg> "Could we wish for all of those things to go away?"
Sep 12 22:21:59 <Tom90deg> "Or maybe wish to kill all the Hellflies? Or hell, wish that the HEllflies and the CI would attack each other and totaly wipe eeach other out."
Sep 12 22:22:08 <Nusquam> "I seem to distinctly remember Lucky sayin' somethin' about sea transit bein' a pretty fuckin' terrible idea, if that factors in to your not-plan at all."
Sep 12 22:22:18 <Ragazzo> "Lucky?"
Sep 12 22:22:38 <Nusquam> "He wasn't so lucky."
Sep 12 22:23:23 <Maddy> "Thing is, Samil, w-we have next to no intel to g-go on past. "Shit is fucked" s-so…" she shrugs.
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Sep 12 22:23:43 * Topic for #afteraction is: Welcome to After Action. Please refer OOC text to #afteractionooc | Secondary room: #afteractionmission | Route Map: Point A: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia Point B: Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia - Current Location: 10 miles outside Mudgee
Sep 12 22:23:43 * Topic for #afteraction set by Maddy at Sun Sep 11 14:36:41 2011
Sep 12 22:23:43 * ChanServ gives channel operator status to AliceD
Sep 12 22:23:54 <Nusquam> "Ya did? Then what was it?"
Sep 12 22:24:24 <Tom90deg> "If we can't go by sea, then how can we go? Plane?"
Sep 12 22:24:43 <Ragazzo> "Ask for a landbridge?"
Sep 12 22:24:57 <E4D> "These things like… what are they called Alice? The real organisms?"
Sep 12 22:25:00 <Gerald> Charon shakes his head. "Such children. Can we not stay focused on a single topic at one time?"
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Sep 12 22:26:32 <Tom90deg> "How long have you been with us Charon?"
Sep 12 22:26:43 <Maddy> "The w-what now?"
Sep 12 22:26:52 <E4D> "The things in the water."
Sep 12 22:27:00 <Ragazzo> "You mean those eels?"
Sep 12 22:27:13 <Maddy> "L-lachrymose Leeches, I c-called them."
Sep 12 22:27:15 <E4D> "Yeah. Those wouldn't do anything to battle plate."
Sep 12 22:27:29 <Tom90deg> "What about soemthing bigger?"
Sep 12 22:27:30 <E4D> "Zoe? To answer your question."
Sep 12 22:27:31 <Gerald> Sigh. "This is akin to the time I commented that the individuals in here were trained, I believe."
Sep 12 22:27:35 <Nusquam> "Then why would he say it wasn't safe?"
Sep 12 22:27:44 <Nusquam> "If the shit that was causin' it isn't actually a problem?"
Sep 12 22:28:31 <E4D> "Goddamnit, man, I'm only going on what I've seen. What I was told and what I saw are two completely different things, and what I saw came about a month later. What would *you* believe?"
Sep 12 22:29:05 <E4D> "They were operatin' on rumors and scuttlebutt, too."
Sep 12 22:29:05 <Nusquam> "I don't fuckin' know, man, but I'm not gonna assume I know somethin' if it's not addin' up."
Sep 12 22:29:07 <Dexa> "Lets get a pirate ship."
Sep 12 22:29:11 <Ragazzo> "Probably all sorts of other eldritch monsters in the sea now anyway."
Sep 12 22:29:30 <Ragazzo> "Krakens and things."
Sep 12 22:29:40 <Gerald> "BOUNTY. DECISION. CONTRACT." Charon sees why Redd walked off now.
Sep 12 22:29:46 <Nusquam> "The hell is scuttlebutt?"
Sep 12 22:30:03 <Nusquam> "Stick, please, shut the fuck up. It's like you gotta problem with thinkin' ahead or somethin'."
Sep 12 22:30:05 <E4D> "*OKAY*!" Jason whistles loudly.
Sep 12 22:30:26 <E4D> "Redd, you got the revised contract?"
Sep 12 22:30:57 <Gerald> "It is not thinking ahead, you damned fool, it is concentrating at the task at hand and not jumping from one thing to another like an addle-brained child!"
Sep 12 22:31:06 <Nusquam> "All I'm sayin' is, we should figure out our end game, and try to use the debt owed us to help us achieve it."
Sep 12 22:31:21 <Tom90deg> "I agree."
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Sep 12 22:31:36 <Maddy> "We can't have an e-end game with no i-info. Right now our End game is "live to see tomorrow."
Sep 12 22:31:42 <Nusquam> "What is the task at hand? So far I've not heard a damn thing beyond the short term."
Sep 12 22:31:47 <Dexa> "Lets get a spaceship." a tardis
Sep 12 22:31:56 <Salmander> Redd walked off
Sep 12 22:32:27 <Tom90deg> "Yes. A spaceship. Lets wish for a TARDIS, that'll solve our problems."
Sep 12 22:32:46 <Maddy> "Task a-at hand is g-get to Potts Point and t-try to get in touch w-with Jason's p-people."
Sep 12 22:34:15 <E4D> "There's a reason we're not formulating a 5 year plan. We don't have the information needed to get to next WEEK. That's why we're on our way to Sydney. We get there, we might get some answers. If not answers, it's an Aussie Navy base, and the US Navy apparently bugged out and steamed home when the Event took place."
Sep 12 22:34:26 <Tom90deg> "WEll, wait."
Sep 12 22:34:27 <E4D> "We're working with what we got, Samil."
Sep 12 22:34:33 <Tom90deg> "Why don't we wait till then?"
Sep 12 22:34:39 <Tom90deg> "Why do we have to decide NOW?"
Sep 12 22:34:50 <Tom90deg> "Can't we make the wish when we get to Sidney?"
Sep 12 22:35:58 <E4D> "Better to have it now and not need it, than need it later and not have it."
Sep 12 22:36:22 <Maddy> "Indeed."
Sep 12 22:36:24 <Tom90deg> "But like you said, what if we use it now, and get to sidney and turns out there's something we really really need?"
Sep 12 22:36:38 <E4D> "A contract that could save our lives won't do us any good if we;re already dead."
Sep 12 22:36:55 <Ragazzo> "You know."
Sep 12 22:36:57 <E4D> "You ever play Super Mario Brothers 3? Nintendo game?"
Sep 12 22:37:00 <Gerald> "I agree with the Corporal on this one."
Sep 12 22:37:07 <E4D> "There was this thing called a P-wing."
Sep 12 22:37:17 <E4D> "Let you fly through a level. Never touch the ground."
Sep 12 22:37:28 <E4D> "Save it too long, and it was useless. Or you died before it coculd help you."
Sep 12 22:37:42 <E4D> "Use it now? You might need it later, but you survived to meet the later obstacle."
Sep 12 22:37:43 <Tom90deg> "I always used it on the lava ship level."
Sep 12 22:38:17 <Maddy> "If w-we get to Sydney and s-say…there's no boat, or the sea is d-dried up, w-we can figure s-something out. We get to S-sydney and there's s-say…a legion of killer robots. We're not going to have time to figure something out."
Sep 12 22:38:34 <Tom90deg> "Fair enough."
Sep 12 22:38:45 <E4D> "Hell of a time to sit by the crossroads at 13 o clock and wait for the Merchants."
Sep 12 22:40:02 <Dexa> "How about."
Sep 12 22:40:16 <Dexa> "Ya all go an ask for a way ta get ta anotha continent."
Sep 12 22:40:23 <Dexa> "Thaz all ya gotta ask for."
Sep 12 22:40:26 <Tom90deg> "There's an idea."
Sep 12 22:40:43 <Tom90deg> "A way foreveryone to instantly and simply get to…Los Angles or something."
Sep 12 22:40:54 <Nusquam> "That's retarded."
Sep 12 22:41:17 <Nusquam> "Do you know how it fared?"
Sep 12 22:41:32 <Tom90deg> "Why? That's why we're even going to Sydney for. We'll get out of Australia, away from CI, and the hellflies."
Sep 12 22:41:54 <Dexa> "… Uh."
Sep 12 22:42:04 <Dexa> "Zoe, we don' teleport."
Sep 12 22:42:05 <Nusquam> "And instantly winding up somewhere we know nothing about, which could potentially be worse, with no possible way out?"
Sep 12 22:42:11 <Nusquam> "That's a terrible idea."
Sep 12 22:42:18 <Dexa> redact that was for some reason ctrlV
Sep 12 22:43:21 <E4D> "Which is why we've got Redd's contract for payment. It's our 'out', in case we need it. If we can get there on our own, then we do it on our own."
Sep 12 22:43:38 <Gerald> "Let us simply take the contract Redd had wri-ah, thank you, Jason."
Sep 12 22:43:57 <Nusquam> "Didn't you hear what I said, mate?"
Sep 12 22:44:04 <E4D> "But hell, that's neither here nor there. We need to get to Potts. W get there, we have supplies, we might get answers, and we might even get lucky and run into some military."
Sep 12 22:44:23 <E4D> "I heard you, Samil."
Sep 12 22:44:39 <Nusquam> "If killin' one of us somehow protects the rest of us from harm, that is an acceptable fulfillment of the contract under those terms, is it not?"
Sep 12 22:44:42 <Dexa> "'e jus likes talkin."
Sep 12 22:44:58 <Nusquam> "Even if the one killed wouldn't be directly responsible, only indirectly."
Sep 12 22:45:14 <E4D> "He added in a clause that forbids that, right Redd?"
Sep 12 22:45:24 <Salmander> Redd walked away, damnit.
Sep 12 22:45:25 <Maddy> "That w-why the contract s-says we have to request t-the intervention…"
Sep 12 22:45:35 <Nusquam> "If we're all dead?"
Sep 12 22:45:44 <Ragazzo> "Wait."
Sep 12 22:45:55 <Tom90deg> "I still think we're going to drive ourselves nuts trying to get a airtight contract, and they'll still wesel out of it."
Sep 12 22:46:23 <Ragazzo> "Should it be we each get an individual 'saving', or….?"
Sep 12 22:46:27 <Maddy> Well I should h-hope we're s-smart enough to a-ask for help before w-we get that d-dead."
Sep 12 22:46:33 <Nusquam> He sighs. "Just… just do whatever. Fuck."
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Sep 12 22:50:31 <Gerald> "Shall I fetch our friendly little suit and let him know?"
Sep 12 22:53:05 <E4D> "Please."
Sep 12 22:53:15 <E4D> "We need another clause. He's smart with that, though."
Sep 12 22:53:37 <Gerald> Charon nods, and walks towards wherever Redd walked off to.
Sep 12 22:55:29 <Salmander> Redd leans against the Stryker, his hat down. "They done fuckin' around?"
Sep 12 22:55:37 <Gerald> "Ah, Redd? Dearest suit, the children have finally made up their little minds on our bounty."
Sep 12 22:56:34 <Salmander> "Alright." Redd walks over, glove sin pocket. "What's the conclusion, boss?"
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Sep 12 22:57:25 <Nusquam> "They wanna clarify your terms further. Try an' prevent any dickery."
Sep 12 22:57:40 <Salmander> "Howzzat?"
Sep 12 22:58:22 <E4D> "We need something that prevents pre-emptive action. Like makin' me drop dead for ordering us into a town with an ambush, say."
Sep 12 22:58:31 <Nusquam> "I don' even give a fuck any more, what with everyone soilin' themselves in rage over a team meeting."
Sep 12 22:58:32 <E4D> "I'm dead, the convoy's safe, see?"
Sep 12 22:58:47 <Salmander> "I see, I see."
Sep 12 22:59:05 <Maddy> Alcie shrugs at Samil. "I ain't even mad."
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Sep 12 22:59:22 <Salmander> Redd grabs the paper, and takes out a pen.
Sep 12 22:59:26 <Nusquam> "Not you."
Sep 12 23:00:23 <Nusquam> "Didn't mean everyone, apologies, poor choice a wording."
Sep 12 23:02:21 <Maddy> "Don't w-worry about it, man. W-word ended. It's g-got some people flailing." she smiles. "Me, I don't think I've ever felt so f-free…"
Sep 12 23:02:49 <Dexanote> "An' i neva felt so restricted."
Sep 12 23:03:15 <Tom90deg> "I'm not mad, just woried."
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Sep 12 23:03:45 <Gerald> "I was recently ousted from the organization I had dedicated my entire life towards and fought for."
Sep 12 23:04:22 <Gerald> Charon tilts his head. "And now I find that my entire survival rests upon those whom, in any other situation, I would be manipulating and killing."
Sep 12 23:04:39 <Gerald> "Such a strange little situation we all find ourselves in."
Sep 12 23:04:56 <Dexanote> "Could at least escape then…" He mutters.
Sep 12 23:04:57 <E4D> "Slick shit, huh, Charon?"
Sep 12 23:05:25 <Salmander> Redd lifts up the paper. "Done."
Sep 12 23:05:46 <Tom90deg> "Sucks to be you, eh?"
Sep 12 23:06:01 <Dexanote> "Had me garden an tha Doors…"
Sep 12 23:06:33 <Maddy> "I'm s-sure you c-can find a n-new garden, Shank. And w-with your new job, w-who needs doors?"
Sep 12 23:06:48 <Gerald> "It is acceptable."
Sep 12 23:07:17 <E4D> "Looks good to me, Redd. Real business-like."
Sep 12 23:07:37 <Dexanote> His lights glimmer, just a bit. Reddish. "…Hm?"
Sep 12 23:07:38 <Salmander> "Damn right it is. Are we fuckin' done?"
Sep 12 23:07:56 <Maddy> "T-then we just need to copy it t-to the parchment and b-burn it."
Sep 12 23:07:57 <Tom90deg> "Sounds good to me, but I don't know leagaleze."
Sep 12 23:08:26 <Nusquam> Samil takes it and looks it over again. "There is such a thing as an unwinnable state. You ever save a game after fuckin' up, then realize you fucked up, but you can't fix it because you saved afterward?"
Sep 12 23:08:50 <E4D> "Whatcha thinkin', Samil?"
Sep 12 23:08:52 <Dexanote> "Uh, no?"
Sep 12 23:09:15 <Maddy> Alice looks back at Shank. "That's the t-thing about gardens, shank. T-they can happen a-almost anywhere, and s-sometimes by accident."
Sep 12 23:09:31 <Salmander> Redd just checks his sleeves for frays as Samil rambles on.
Sep 12 23:09:39 <Nusquam> "There are times that preventative action is the best solution."
Sep 12 23:09:59 <Nusquam> "Headin' off a problem before it becomes one. This precludes that, right?" he says, waving the note.
Sep 12 23:10:09 <Tom90deg> "Ah, yah…I do know what you mean. Saveing with no health right before a big boss.."
Sep 12 23:10:40 <Dexanote> "… ah…" He looks back to the people, quietly watching them struggle to figure out what they want.
Sep 12 23:10:56 <E4D> "Necessary by circumventing the action that YOU brought up earlier by having people kick it because of a simple decision that's been made."
Sep 12 23:11:23 <E4D> "We can't have it both ways."
Sep 12 23:11:27 <Salmander> Redd finds a fray and tugs it, the hat bobbing a little.
Sep 12 23:11:31 <Nusquam> "Yeh, be great if we specifically head that off."
Sep 12 23:11:51 <Gerald> Charon passes time by becoming intrigued by the clouds.
Sep 12 23:12:18 <E4D> "That's what Redd's clause prohibits. No fucking with shit until we need it."
Sep 12 23:13:11 <E4D> "Either way. This is just insurance. A bonus. Reward. Something on top of what we had. Any iteration is better than what we had before: which was nothing."
Sep 12 23:13:54 <Nusquam> "All right, man, do whatever."
Sep 12 23:14:15 <Nusquam> "Just tryin' to cover our asses here, y'know?"
Sep 12 23:14:21 <Tom90deg> "Suppose so. We don't have to use it afterall."
Sep 12 23:14:48 <Salmander> "Boss, as a warnin' there /are/ loopholes in everythin', so there's always some risk involved."
Sep 12 23:14:56 <Gerald> "If you would be so kind as to fetch the paper, Alice,we can now finalize the bargain with the merchants?"
Sep 12 23:15:18 <Gerald> "And I believe it goes without saying that our lives are naught /but/ risk at this point in time."
Sep 12 23:15:30 <Maddy> Alice takes the parchment. "So w-we're sure?"
Sep 12 23:15:38 <Gerald> "Quite."
Sep 12 23:21:38 <E4D> "Let's fuck this donkey. Get 'er done."
Sep 12 23:23:07 <Dexanote> "… Uh."
Sep 12 23:23:09 <Dexanote> "People do that?"
Sep 12 23:23:32 <E4D> "No.
Sep 12 23:23:38 <E4D> "It's an expression."
Sep 12 23:23:46 <Ragazzo> "I'm not going to judge you Jason."
Sep 12 23:23:55 <Ragazzo> Dusty is poker-faced.
Sep 12 23:24:10 <Maddy> "Uuugh…" Alice very very very carefully copies the contract Redd wrote onto the parchment. "W-who's got a lighter. Mine onlu m-makes things cold."
Sep 12 23:24:15 <Salmander> "Yeah, that just sounds fuckin' nasty."
Sep 12 23:24:29 <Ragazzo> Dusty holds out a lighter.
Sep 12 23:25:11 <Tom90deg> "Your lighter does what now?"
Sep 12 23:25:24 <Ragazzo> "Mmm. If I get a lab, I'm working no making a portable hole."
Sep 12 23:25:29 <Ragazzo> *on
Sep 12 23:25:31 <E4D> "Lotta history behind that lighter, huh, Alice…"
Sep 12 23:25:43 <Ragazzo> "And maybe a bag of holding."
Sep 12 23:26:08 <Maddy> She smiles. "Yeah…"
Sep 12 23:26:11 <Nusquam> "How the fuck're you gonna pull that off?"
Sep 12 23:26:50 <Maddy> "Ok, here goes." Alice lights the parchment.
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Sep 12 23:27:26 <E4D> Jason looks at Zoe. "It freezes things."
Sep 12 23:27:51 <Tom90deg> "The lighter freezes things? Can I see it later?"
Sep 12 23:28:06 <Ragazzo> "It's interesting."
Sep 12 23:28:16 <Ragazzo> "I'd like to try and figure out how it works."
Sep 12 23:30:21 <Nusquam> The parchment lights readily, the flames quickly engulfing it.
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Sep 12 23:31:45 <Nusquam> Curiously, if anyone watches it burn, the final section to blacken and eventually turn to ash is the one wherein the writer indicated the reason for their not appearing directly - their "other obligations."
Sep 12 23:32:15 <Dexanote> Shank creaks back a bit.
Sep 12 23:32:50 <Maddy> "I c-can show you the l-lighter later."
Sep 12 23:36:25 <Tom90deg> "Cool."
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Sep 12 23:43:27 <Dexanote> "… so where tha fuck are they?"
Sep 12 23:43:56 <E4D> "They got places to be. Too and Mal are busy folks, I guess."
Sep 12 23:44:16 <Gerald> "I sincerely doubt that they are immediately going to appear before us and congratulate us on writing such an agreement."
Sep 12 23:44:19 <Dexanote> So'm I."
Sep 12 23:44:44 <MisterFlames> "So we might as well get busy then. So how now?"
Sep 12 23:45:22 <Maddy> "I didin't think they'd s-show up." she noms something tasty.
Sep 12 23:45:39 <Dexanote> a dick
Sep 12 23:46:01 <Nusquam> Suddenly, a loud, low big rig horn sounds from a few feet away.
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Sep 12 23:46:21 <Dexanote> "Ah there we go."
Sep 12 23:46:43 <Gerald> "Or perhaps they shall."
Sep 12 23:46:44 <E4D> Jason looks over at the LAV. "Jesus! Alice! Can you get in there and shut it off?"
Sep 12 23:46:47 <Tom90deg> "Eh?"
Sep 12 23:46:58 <Maddy> Alice turns toward the sound. "I d-don't think that's us."
Sep 12 23:47:07 <Nusquam> It is definitely the LAV.
Sep 12 23:47:51 <Tom90deg> "Is anyone in there?"
Sep 12 23:48:02 <Maddy> Redact then. She climbs in trying to find out how to make it stop
Sep 12 23:48:10 <Tom90deg> "That seems bad, if it's randomly blowing the horn…what if we were going dark or something?"
Sep 12 23:49:06 <Nusquam> It is occupied! A figure with a long, crimson hooded cape is seated in the driver seat. They don't acknowledge Alice, instead picking up the radio and broadcasting over the external speakers. "Hello."
Sep 12 23:49:29 <Maddy> "Too?"
Sep 12 23:49:31 <Salmander> "Whuzzat?"
Sep 12 23:49:53 <Mal> "…*snrk*."
Sep 12 23:50:00 <Gerald> Charon slowly backs up. "Ah, if someone managed to appear inside our own vehicle in such a manner, it does not bode well."
Sep 12 23:50:06 <Dexanote> "Eh."
Sep 12 23:50:11 <Tom90deg> "Um…Hello?"
Sep 12 23:50:29 <Nusquam> "I would have approached on foot, but Mal thought this would be funnier, and I have to agree." The horn is still blaring.
Sep 12 23:50:40 <Mal> "AHAHAHAHA."
Sep 12 23:50:59 <Tom90deg> "Oi…."
Sep 12 23:51:16 <MisterFlames> "That horn is painful to those of us with superhuman hearing," Midnight notes.
Sep 12 23:51:39 <Dexanote> "Yor not superhuman yor a cat." He wanders up and bangs the but of the Scythe on the hull.
Sep 12 23:51:51 <Nusquam> Finally, it stops. "As for your payment. Did you not read what you wrote on?"
Sep 12 23:52:36 <MisterFlames> "I am, but that doesn't get the point across, Shank. My hearing is very sensitive. I can hear a mouse sneeze at a hundred meters."
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Sep 12 23:52:48 <Nusquam> "You wish me to intervene should circumstances be dire enough to require it. Can you not understand I may only be in so many places at once?" He's still talking over the LAV's external speakers.
Sep 12 23:53:14 <E4D> "Sorry if we misunderstood, Too."
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Sep 12 23:54:39 <Nusquam> "You did not misunderstand. You must be aware, however, that I can not guarantee my timely intervention."
Sep 12 23:55:08 <Tom90deg> "How much of a head start do you need?"
Sep 12 23:55:18 <Nusquam> "To be honest, I expected you to request your friends returned, which I would have granted forthwith."
Sep 12 23:55:50 <Dexanote> Shank's light glows yellow.
Sep 12 23:56:21 <Maddy> "It w-was considered."
Sep 12 23:56:39 <Mal> "You're a bit of a selfish lot, aren't you? Goooooood."
Sep 12 23:56:44 <Nusquam> "I suppose they are not so valuable to you as I thought." he sighs. "They will be disappointed."
Sep 12 23:57:08 <Tom90deg> "Who?"
Sep 12 23:57:24 <E4D> "I was under the understanding that you required a life for a life."
Sep 12 23:57:26 <Mal> "I don't mind. Sending the kid to deal in with that bitch was better than us doin' it."
Sep 12 23:57:29 <Ragazzo> "…if they're willing, why /dont/ we get those two back?"
Sep 12 23:57:47 <Maddy> "It's a little l-late now, Dusty."
Sep 12 23:58:16 <Ragazzo> "He might be willing to renegotiate?"
Sep 12 23:58:21 <Maddy> "B-but as Jason said, w-we didn't think it was a real option. Unfortunate t-that we were wrong."
Sep 12 23:58:43 <Nusquam> "The contract hasn't been sealed, but I'm not here to change your minds."
Sep 12 23:59:09 <Maddy> Alice looks at Jason. "Hmm w-well…"
Sep 13 00:00:37 <Nusquam> He hangs the radio on its hook and climbs out of the LAV through the rear ramp, walking around its left side. He briefly pauses to wrench the tip of the pilum from Eve's hull, accompanied by the brief sound of grinding steel.
Sep 13 00:00:54 <E4D> "Think you could fix that?"
Sep 13 00:01:01 <E4D> "Or would that be the reward?"
Sep 13 00:01:34 <Nusquam> "Fix what?"
Sep 13 00:01:36 <Ragazzo> "I could just smooth that over myself."
Sep 13 00:01:56 <E4D> "The hole in the side of my LAV."
Sep 13 00:02:05 <Dexanote> "… Wazzat me?"
Sep 13 00:02:09 <Nusquam> "That'll buff right out."
Sep 13 00:02:32 <E4D> "If we go in water, we'll sink."
Sep 13 00:02:51 <Nusquam> "I didn't think it fully penetrated."
Sep 13 00:02:56 <Ragazzo> "…hi. Just said I could seal that up."
Sep 13 00:03:11 <Mal> "Gonn' resist the urge to make a fat joke here, 'cuz I don't go for the easy road."
Sep 13 00:03:15 <Dexanote> .q add Samil <Jason> "The hole in the side of my LAV." <Samil> "That'll buff right out."
Sep 13 00:03:16 <Glacon> Dexanote: quote added.
Sep 13 00:03:47 <E4D> Jason mumbles something at the Snake.
Sep 13 00:04:02 <E4D> Mal, perception.
Sep 13 00:04:13 <Mal> "That's what she said, we all know."
Sep 13 00:04:18 <Mal> "Predictable."
Sep 13 00:04:49 <Gerald> "Ah, hello!" Charon's walking up to Too. "If I may ask a question?"
Sep 13 00:05:08 <Mal> 4df+4 no ears lol
Sep 13 00:05:08 <Glacon> Mal: no ears lol: 6 (4df+4=+, +, -, +)
Sep 13 00:05:35 <E4D> He apparently said, "Not what your mom said last night…"
Sep 13 00:05:56 <Salmander> Dohoho
Sep 13 00:05:57 <Dexanote> Shank scuttles over on his rootfeet
Sep 13 00:06:11 <Mal> "You lot already killed me mum, Marine."
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Sep 13 00:06:26 <Maddy> "Whaaaaa?"
Sep 13 00:06:34 <E4D> "What? When?"
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Sep 13 00:06:59 <Nusquam> Too glances over at Charon. He's a tallish man in a crimson cloak, his face wrapped in bloody linen from the bridge of his nose to his throat, carrying a pilum and a red-and-gold tower shield on his back. "Certainly." Manners! Too is impressed.
Sep 13 00:07:23 <Mal> "A long, long, time ago." He hisses as the mamba head extends from the red cloak. "Revenge is a long time comin'."
Sep 13 00:07:41 <Tom90deg> "Great…"
Sep 13 00:08:44 <Maddy> "Well then." Alice shrugs.
Sep 13 00:09:11 <Gerald> "Ah, you seem to be gentlemen of quite considerable power, yes?" He
Sep 13 00:09:35 <Gerald> s holding his hands together, face an expression of humbled curiosity.
Sep 13 00:10:05 <Gerald> "Why, if I may be permitted to ask, do you need our humble convoy to destroy these beasts?"
Sep 13 00:10:23 <Nusquam> "I don't."
Sep 13 00:10:54 <E4D> "That was a request of our friend the Snake."
Sep 13 00:11:03 <Nusquam> "I could dispatch them myself, but this prevents me from seeing to other more important tasks. By delegating the task to you, I may see to more pressing matters, and you are rewarded for your services."
Sep 13 00:11:10 <E4D> He smiles cordially at Mal.
Sep 13 00:11:36 <Mal> "…"
Sep 13 00:11:51 <Gerald> He nods. "Yes, I see now."
Sep 13 00:11:52 <Mal> "…Boss, when I get my good body back."
Sep 13 00:12:06 <Mal> "World's gonna burn."
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Sep 13 00:12:34 <E4D> "Come on, Mal, I'm trying to be friendly."
Sep 13 00:12:35 <Dexanote> "Dammit Snake."
Sep 13 00:12:52 <Gerald> "Your…good body? Please excuse my ignorance, but I do not believe I have met you before."
Sep 13 00:14:14 <Mal> "Not you, you urban legend lookin' fuck." He hisses quietly. "Only one person I call boss."
Sep 13 00:14:32 <Nusquam> Too sighs. "In any case, if you would like to reconsider your bargain, then now is the time. If not," he says, approaching Jason, "I believe you're the one to seal it with." he says, extending an empty hand.
Sep 13 00:14:53 <Salmander> Redd watches with a smirk on his non-existent face, flipping his coin.
Sep 13 00:15:25 <Gerald> "Yes, I was simply asking for clarification on what you meant by 'good body'. I am not claiming to be your employer."
Sep 13 00:16:08 <E4D> Jason looks back and around him.
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Sep 13 00:16:22 <E4D> "Speak now, or forever hold your peace."
Sep 13 00:16:47 <Ragazzo> "I'd rather have geier and the other fellow back."
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Sep 13 00:17:17 <Gerald> "And dear corporal, I would very much prefer what we as a group have decided on rather than anything else, personally."
Sep 13 00:17:32 <Gerald> Charon refers to the contract they just burned.
Sep 13 00:17:33 <Mal> "Go haunt a forest, boat-man. You talk too much for someone named Charon."
Sep 13 00:17:52 <E4D> He looks up at Too. "I don't have to get the venom, or anything, do I? No markings?"
Sep 13 00:18:10 <Nusquam> "You're not dealing with him. You're dealing with me."
Sep 13 00:18:31 <Dexanote> "'es right."
Sep 13 00:18:32 <E4D> "Then nothing from you? Just an honest handshake?"
Sep 13 00:19:09 <Nusquam> He looks slightly offended by the implication it would be anything else.
Sep 13 00:19:17 <Nusquam> "Yes."
Sep 13 00:19:29 <E4D> Jason nods. "Very well, Too. We got us a deal."
Sep 13 00:19:47 <Gerald> "I did not ask for your opinion, snake."
Sep 13 00:20:05 <E4D> He reaches out, grabbing his wrist.
Sep 13 00:20:10 <Ragazzo> Dusty quietly fumes. A little more than he does usually.
Sep 13 00:20:47 <Nusquam> Too grabs Jason's wrist firmly, shaking thrice and releasing.