Chapter 11 - Act II - Part 5


[07:33:44] Lt. Jaron: "So I'm going to go clean the shop and see if I notice anything or someone stops by. You all can come with it or maybe do surveillance here or the street or unless you have another idea"
[07:35:19] 2LT Komillia: I'll help clean up. Never know what we might find.
[07:35:23] 2Lt. Aylanea nods quickly at that. "Same."
[07:35:32] 2LT Komillia: I do agree we need surveillance though.
[07:35:41] CWO3 Sarah: (( we're still visiting that guy, yes? ))
[07:35:45] CWO3 Sarah: (( *checks logs* ))
[07:35:59] Lt. Jaron nods (think so)
[07:36:20] Lt. Jaron: "Could call the others do pull surveillance"
[07:36:39] 2LT Komillia nods.
[07:38:25] CWO3 Sarah moves over as almost an afterthought, to see if she can help the owner get better a bit more quickly, since the situation is so critical. She keeps most of her attention there, but nods slightly at that. "Think they might come after the owner again, since we came to visit him, and they didn't find what they were looking for? If so, someone should probably stay with him."
[07:39:30] Lt. Jaron goes about calling McTabe, Cersons and Rezal then looks to Komillia and Sarah "You two decide the detail for who is to stay and setup. I'm going to find a hardware shop for a few things"
[07:41:02] Lt. Jaron: "If there is no objections, I'm heading out"
[07:41:06] 2LT Komillia: Rock Paper Scissors?
[07:41:22] 2LT Komillia: To see who stays here and who goes help clean up?
[07:42:10] CWO3 Sarah laughs and shrugs. "Whichever you want to be doing, really, I'm fine either place."
[07:42:29] Lt. Jaron lets them decide as he exits to find a terminal to search for a shop
[07:43:43] 2LT Komillia: I already said I wanted to help clean so, I guess I'll do that then.
[07:44:08] CWO3 Sarah nods a bit. "I'll stay here then."
[07:44:20] GM: As Sarah and Komillia figure it out, Jaron you are able to locate a hardware store on the Phoenix. (Kinda like an ACE Hardware.) Cersons and Rezal reply first.
[07:44:43] GM: McTabe calls her CO first.
[07:45:32] ENS Rezal: Rezal here, you called?
[07:46:18] Lt. Jaron replies to Cersons and Rezal "I need you all to setup a surveillance detail at this location. The bookstore where we thought the key might be IDed was trashed. they think someone was looking for the key. Civvie clothing and small sidearm are authorized along with surveillance equipment"
[07:46:45] ENS Rezal: Um…okay. Roger that.
[07:47:05] ENS Cersons: On it.
[07:47:17] PO2 McTabe rings Sarah.
[07:47:54] CWO3 Sarah picks up quickly. "Sarah here."
[07:49:05] PO2 McTabe: Chief, McTabe here, got a call from the Ell Tee, just thought it would be best to call you first. I haven't called him back yet.
[07:49:57] Lt. Jaron replies to the Cersons & Rezal "Thank you ladies"
[07:50:03] 2LT Komillia heads back over to the shop and waits outside for the others. She keeps a lookout for anyone suspicious who may be watching her. [1d20] => [19] = (19) PERC
[07:50:33] CWO3 Sarah nods. "Wants to set up surveillance, yeah. It's all good. And more exciting than watching the unconscious shop owner, even."
[07:50:53] PO2 McTabe: And MARDET 4?
[07:52:33] Lt. Jaron goes buys some garbage bags, hammer & nails and some other minor items before heading to the shop
[07:54:05] GM: Komi, you look about as you approach the shoppe and you can see a few other store owners regard you with suspicious gazes. The shop patrons in this area pay you no mind beyond the off sidewards look. (the alleyway is sparsely populated, beyond the book store there are maybe 4 or 5 other curio shops with a smattering of customers milling within. There can't be more then 15 to 20 folks in the entire area. A few kids run past.
[07:54:39] CWO3 Sarah sighs and nods. "We'll have to pick up with them, I know. If there's objection from anyone, I'll just send it to the Lt."
[07:54:57] PO2 McTabe: Okay, your the boss, boss.
[07:56:07] GM: Komi, you are being watched by a few old ladies in 2nd and third story windows. They look at you, then go back to talking to each other across the alley (think old New York Italian quarter)
[07:57:44] 2LT Komillia notes the need to go have a talk with them, when the others arrive. Or even better, convince Jaron to do it.
[07:59:45] GM: (Kinda like the pic, but no blue sky rather ship bulkhead, and a bit more baroque)
[08:00:20] 2LT Komillia keeps an eye on the blathering biddies…
[08:01:14] GM: Jaron you have your supplies, let me know what the 'other minor items' are please.
[08:02:06] GM: Sarah you arrive at the medical center, how are you dressed?
[08:02:10] Lt. Jaron: (screwdriver, mini level, broom/dust pan)
[08:03:48] Lt. Jaron makes his way to the shop
[08:05:19] CWO3 Sarah: (( Probably still in uniform, sadly enough ))
[08:05:57] 2LT Komillia: Hey, there a couple of women up there that was watching me rather oddly a while ago, do you want to go see if it was just dumb curiosity or something more serious, or should I?
[08:06:07] GM: As it is a civilian medical facility your uniform does stick out.
[08:08:51] GM: Jaron, you are at the shop alleyway way now, Komi just addressed ya.
[08:09:36] CWO3 Sarah hmms at the conspicuousness, and slips off into an empty side bathroom, to switch over to something civilian to head up to the room with. And heads for the room, after a quick check to make sure her eyes are blue and she isn't glowing.
[08:10:57] Lt. Jaron places the items inside the shop as he listens to Komillia "Do you know any Tirolian Komillia?"
[08:11:11] GM: Just swearwords…
[08:12:23] Lt. Jaron thinks about the location of the shop and thinks of anything to help out the surveillance team if they haven’t already (tactics [1d100] => [4] = (4) vs 90, Intelligence [1d100] => [47] = (47) vs 73; perception [1d20+4] => [5,4] = (9))
[08:12:24] 2LT Komillia: No.
[08:13:57] GM: Well to get a good vantage point would require a sweep and clear of the dwellings to secure the windows. But since folks live there, thats a no no.
[08:14:26] 2Lt. Aylanea just helps out with whatever cleaning she can, for the moment, trying to make sure everything is straight, even if she can't read Tiresian enough to know where things are supposed to be put back at.
[08:14:37] GM: There might be empty dwellings, but you don't know off the top of your head which ones those might be.
[08:15:13] Lt. Jaron nods to Komillia "Ok, I will go. Nice eye though"
[08:15:59] 2LT Komillia: I'll take a look around the shop while I clean up.
[08:15:59] Lt. Jaron takes a breath and heads off to chat with the old women
[08:17:16] 2LT Komillia goes in and starts cleaning things up, trying to keep things in a order that makes sense, while trying to look for odd things. [1d20] => [16] = (16) PERC, [1d30] => [18] = (18) vs 15 ((for organizing))
[08:17:25] 2LT Komillia: ((lol))
[08:18:35] GM: You put all the small books together and all the big book together. You even make a pile for the books with pictures, and for those without. A few with same style bindings are put together as well. It's all very orderly.
[08:19:06] 2LT Komillia: ((and will probably kill any other sense of organization…))
[08:19:37] GM: ((meanwhile Q pops in, looks at you and says "Hi there Komi, eat any good books lately." then blinks out))
[08:19:48] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( rofl ))
[08:19:59] Lt. Jaron approaches the ladies and smiles slightly "Good day ladies."
[08:20:11] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( keep Q outta here, popping in and out is Sarah's thing here ;) ))
[08:20:27] GM: ((fair enough))
[08:20:51] 2LT Komillia: ((lol))
[08:21:44] GM: A few of teh ladies look at Jaron, and then at each other. You see one lick her lips and a few others pretty up, you can all but envision the old Earth cartoon crone chasing after a young stud yelling "A MAN!!!"
[08:22:12] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( rotfl! ))
[08:24:08] GM: Well?
[08:24:50] Lt. Jaron is surprised and backs up a little "easy ladies, just wish to ask you something"
[08:25:53] Old Tiresian Lady: Ooo, what would that be?
[08:26:17] Lt. Jaron: "About the book store, did you see what happened?"
[08:26:56] Old Tiresian Lady: You want to know what happened to the whore?
[08:27:32] Lt. Jaron points to book store and tries his Tirolian "Book store" [1d100] => [65] = (65) vs 45
[08:27:49] Old Tiresian Lady: No, no whores there.
[08:28:20] 2LT Komillia: ((facepalm.jpg))
[08:28:42] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( rotfl ))
[08:29:28] GM: Another old lady pipes up and yells from a balcony. "I think he wants to clean the floor!"
[08:30:24] Lt. Jaron shakes his head and tries to acted if he was reading a book the points again "store" [1d100] => [66] = (66) vs 45
[08:30:27] Lt. Jaron: (ugg)
[08:30:46] Old Tiresian Lady: You're right! He does want to clean the floor!
[08:31:45] Lt. Jaron sighs and tries something different "come with me please" and motions one to follow him
[08:32:16] GM: the lady from the balcony yells back "Oh what a nice young man, he wants you to show him your floor."
[08:32:43] Old Tiresian Lady smiles and nods then opens her door and points to her floor.
[08:34:23] Lt. Jaron nods slightly "nice floor but please come with me" tries again in Tirolian [1d100] => [10] = (10)
[08:34:46] Old Tiresian Lady looks up at the other lady and gasps!.
[08:34:49] Old Tiresian Lady: He can speak!
[08:35:17] GM: The other old lady yells back "Ask him to clean your floor!"
[08:35:41] GM: meanwhile behind you, you hear some snickering.
[08:36:00] Lt. Jaron: "Do you know anything about what happened at the book store?"
[08:36:35] GM: Roll the lang
[08:36:52] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( lol ))
[08:37:08] GM: Komi, by now you have re-organized the store, and frankly, are quite proud of the fine job you have done.
[08:37:33] Lt. Jaron: [1d100] => [29] = (29)
[08:37:52] 2LT Komillia looks about for anything out of place, not that the place is starting to get cleaned up. [1d20] => [9] = (9) PERC
[08:38:07] ENS Rezal: Aww, not fun anymore, shut it off Nova.
[08:38:25] ENS Cersons: That’s going onto the net as soon as I subtitle it.
[08:38:57] Old Tiresian Lady: [1d100] => [51] = (51)
[08:40:00] Old Tiresian Lady: Sounds of noise a turn ago. Much break. Pennyless shop keeper. Ran to hospital.
[08:40:55] 2Lt. Aylanea looks around for any cleaning that needs to be done, as well. [1d20] => [19] = (19) perc
[08:42:08] GM: Ay, you notice a smashed vase on the floor, the water has all but dried up and the plants are dead. The water stain runs under a book case.
[08:42:25] Lt. Jaron nods to the old lady "Thank you, you notice anything else?" [1d100] => [32] = (32)
[08:42:38] Old Tiresian Lady: [1d100] => [5] = (5)
[08:42:39] 2Lt. Aylanea hmms and tries to clean that up, moving books from the bookcase if needed, to see if she can move it out to check the water stain better.
[08:42:49] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( *faints* ))
[08:43:03] Old Tiresian Lady: Dark figure! He directed the noise!
[08:43:36] Old Tiresian Lady points with a gnarled finger to the end of teh alley (where it meets the main street)
[08:43:59] Lt. Jaron: "Human or Tirolian?"
[08:44:03] Marcus: ( yeah shes asleep so shes not causing a problem )
[08:44:10] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( ah. ))
[08:44:11] Old Tiresian Lady shrugs.
[08:44:56] GM: As you talk with the lady a pair of men enter the alley with a trio of Legionnaires in tow.
[08:45:18] Lt. Jaron nods the lady and thanks her with a bow
[08:45:44] GM: The point and the three Legionnaires approach, one ahead of the others. The two a bit back in support positions with their weapons at the ready.
[08:46:08] ENS Rezal: Oh fuck…it's the 5 Oh
[08:47:07] 2LT Komillia continues tidying up looking for anything odd in the junk. [1d20] => [6] = (6) PERC
[08:47:11] Legionnaire: Pardon me.
[08:47:34] Legionnaire: Soldier, are you in charge here?
[08:47:37] Legionnaire asks Jaron
[08:48:01] CWO3 Sarah just sits quietly in the hospital room after getting there, watching over the shop owner, looking over him worriedly..
[08:49:23] 2Lt. Aylanea moves the bookcase out, ,and checks for the stain underneath, frowning a little as she tries to get it picked up. She looks around for a closet with cleaning supplies in it. [1d20] => [8] = (8) perc
[08:49:42] GM: Sarah, as you sit a rather fine specimen of nurse arrives, smiles at you and checks the vitals of the old man.
[08:49:57] GM: Jaron?
[08:50:40] Lt. Jaron nods to the Legionnaire "Yes, just wondering what happened to one of my favorite places"
[08:51:15] Legionnaire: Hmm, I see. Well, could you ask the others inside to please exit and if you would, line up over here. I would like to see your identification.
[08:51:36] ENS Rezal: And it begins…
[08:51:45] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( hehehe ))
[08:51:45] ENS Rezal lines up where the officer directs
[08:52:03] Lt. Jaron quirks a brow and shows his ID "Just curious, why?"
[08:52:21] Legionnaire looks over the ID and runs it.
[08:52:36] Legionnaire: Thank you Lieutenant Fairman of the UEEF.
[08:52:55] Legionnaire: And the rest inside, please, if you would, have them come outside.
[08:53:35] Legionnaire motions to one of his party.
[08:53:45] Lt. Jaron takes his ID and nods "Alright"
[08:53:45] CWO3 Sarah offers a smile to the nurse, and nods slightly.
[08:53:54] GM: The motioned to Legionnaire nods and moves into the alley and to the store front.
[08:54:32] Old Tiresian Lady hustles back into her dwelling and watches
[08:54:48] Old Tiresian Lady: Oh what a shame! He would have cleaned my floor, I know it.
[08:54:52] Lt. Jaron moves inside the store "have your ID ready as you exit, no need to line up"
[08:54:59] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( lol ))
[08:55:36] 2Lt. Aylanea blinks, setting down any cleaner she found, and digging out her military ID. "Something up?"
[08:56:26] GM: Ay as you turn you see a armed Legionnaire at the doorway, he motiones with the barrel of his gun to vacate the store.
[08:56:35] Lt. Jaron: "Local wish to know who is here, I guess soldiers in one place doesnt set well"
[08:56:37] 2LT Komillia presents her ID.
[08:56:58] 2Lt. Aylanea presents hers as well, quickly.
[08:56:58] Legionnaire checks the ID of all and sighs.
[08:57:27] Legionnaire looks at the one he sent to the store and sighs again as that officer shakes his head.
[08:57:42] Legionnaire: Tell me Lieutenant Fairman of the UEEF, are you an MP?
[08:58:20] Legionnaire: Are any of your … women … MP's?
[08:59:04] Lt. Jaron: "Afraid not."
[08:59:13] Legionnaire: I thought not.
[08:59:40] Legionnaire: Please then, explain to me, why pilots, would take it upon themselves to come to a crime scene, and tamper with it?
[09:00:45] Lt. Jaron: "Like I said, one of my favorite spots and my fellow friends came with me for a day and found this. Police report found nothing."
[09:00:59] Lt. Jaron: "Already filed that paperwork"
[09:01:00] Legionnaire: You knew the old man yes?
[09:01:18] Lt. Jaron nods "Not close but I was a regular"
[09:01:25] Legionnaire: Care for him?
[09:02:00] Lt. Jaron tilts his head "Well yea, he runs a good shop and has good selection"
[09:02:03] Legionnaire: Wish to see justice met?
[09:02:43] Lt. Jaron nods "Yea but would just like to see him up and about above all else. Wish to clean and prepare his shop when he is healed"
[09:03:19] Legionnaire: His shop is a crime scene, still under investigation. And now, the scene has been irrevocably been altered.
[09:03:36] Legionnaire: I apologize, my human is not so good.
[09:03:56] Marcus: ( I swear I didn't do it! I only meant to scare the old guy! I was saving the murder rap for someone else!! )
[09:04:08] Legionnaire: I know you must think of us Tiresians as provisional rustics, but please, allow us to do our jobs.
[09:04:37] Lt. Jaron nods slightly "From the report, it didn’t seen to be an active scene anymore"
[09:04:59] Legionnaire: And you wouldn't have seen that from an a public report.
[09:05:09] Legionnaire: Nor should you have.
[09:05:13] Legionnaire sighs
[09:06:10] Legionnaire: Lieutenant, I thank you for you and your women's interest. The old man is a pillar of society aboard the Phoenix, one of the few Caretakers that chose to live among the locals.
[09:06:43] Legionnaire: We want to solve this more then you could know. But your actions today may have ruined any hope at that.
[09:07:28] Marcus: ( If the Legionnaires make everyone sick… does that mean they have contracted Legionnaires Disease? )
[09:08:05] Lt. Jaron: "Sorry to hear and the misunderstanding. I dont think my friends have done much"
[09:08:05] GM: The Legionnaire on support has finished with his data pad and shows it to the Officer in Charge.
[09:08:37] GM: Jaron says this as the camera sweeps back into the store to Komillia's fantastic reorganization
[09:08:56] Legionnaire looks at the pad
[09:09:12] Legionnaire rubs the bridge of his nose.
[09:09:38] Legionnaire: Lieutenant, take your people and return to the UEEF section of the ship. Just…go.
[09:10:58] Legionnaire waves you away
[09:11:46] 2LT Komillia leaves the area.
[09:12:05] Lt. Jaron: 'very well then.'
[09:13:56] GM: Jaron et al, let me know what you do, Anton you as well.
[09:14:10] GM: Sarah, you too.
[09:14:50] 2LT Komillia goes back to working with Sutherland on the Variable Glaugs.
[09:16:18] Lt. Jaron moves out and once out at sight "Cersons and Rezal, swing back around and watch the area for a minute or two." He stops himself at the counter and ponders "Thanks all for coming"
[09:16:26] CWO3 Sarah pretty much stays where she is, at least until she's called away.
[09:16:57] Cpt. Utenaru is standing at the threshold of the elevator that returns Jaron to the training ground. Her hands are on her hips and she is tapping her foot.
[09:17:20] Cpt. Utenaru: Oh keke, you had better have a good excuse from being away.
[09:17:27] Cpt. Utenaru: ((from = for))
[09:19:06] Lt. Jaron motions her to the side "Captain, I have something to show you"
[09:19:17] Cpt. Utenaru: Oh this had better be good!
[09:19:47] 2Lt. Aylanea heads back down with Komillia, since she's on detached, frowning quietly.
[09:20:00] Sutherland: Kom Doll! Why the long face!
[09:20:30] 2LT Komillia: Eh, got caught up in searching for the key, and got caught crime scene tampering.
[09:20:45] Sutherland: Ewwww, bummer.
[09:21:48] 2LT Komillia: Could have been worse, I could be in jail right now.
[09:23:44] Lt. Jaron shows Utenaru the key "Was mailed to me. Was with a letter to protect it and said our future depended on it. The only person I knew that might know and send it to me was a book store owner that I knew but the place was trashed."
[09:24:27] Cpt. Utenaru looks at Jaron with a glare that could only be interpreted as 'Riiiiiiiiiight.'
[09:24:50] Lt. Jaron: "captain, why would I lie and even fake something like this?"
[09:25:20] Cpt. Utenaru: Lemme see the letter.
[09:26:13] Lt. Jaron hands it to her
[09:26:20] Cpt. Utenaru reads it over.
[09:26:32] Cpt. Utenaru: Okay, fine.
[09:26:36] Cpt. Utenaru hands it back.
[09:27:12] Cpt. Utenaru: But dammit Fairman, we have a schedule to keep here. Command is gonna shit down my throat we dont get Hotel Platoon stood up.
[09:27:23] Cpt. Utenaru: And you know full well that shit flows downhill…
[09:28:06] Lt. Jaron nods "Yes ma'am, didn’t think they would get complicated. Thought just head to the owner, ask a few questions and be back."
[09:29:12] Cpt. Utenaru: Good, okay. Look, I believe you, not that I have any idea what it all means. If you want to persue this, do it off duty, and don't drag anything back to me. Last thing I need is heat from the locals.
[09:29:32] Lt. Jaron nods "yes ma'am"
[09:29:36] Cpt. Utenaru: Dismissed.
[09:29:49] Lt. Jaron gives a salute and set away
[09:30:09] Cpt. Utenaru returns the salute and then snicjers after Jaron is out of ear shot.
[09:30:20] Cpt. Utenaru: Damn fool child, gonna be the death of me.
[09:30:33] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( hehehe ))
[09:32:34] Lt. Jaron calls Sarah about the trouble as he heads to mess hall to grab a snack before heading for next training squad.
[09:32:46] Lt. Jaron: (there you go :)
[09:32:59] Lt. Jaron informs her Cersons and Rezal are out as well
[09:33:01] GM: Sounds like something Ishida would do…
[09:33:06] CWO3 Sarah blinks at that and hurries back. "Acknowledged." She then hurries down to get the training done, and makes sure McTabe does as well.
[09:33:11] 2LT Komillia: ((erk, AfK.))
[09:33:21] GM: ((I smell puppy trouble))
[09:33:29] GM: (9and if I doo, James does as well))
[09:33:34] CWO3 Sarah: (( lol ))
[09:33:35] 2LT Komillia: ((smell being an optimal word there…))
[09:33:43] CWO3 Sarah: (( was just gonna say, yeah ))
[09:33:44] CWO3 Sarah: (( rofl ))
[09:33:49] GM is psychic.
[09:33:53] Marcus: ( ew )
[09:34:05] Marcus: ( I dislike dogs so much )
[09:34:23] GM: What we have here is a case of the kocky doody, and the stanky stanky
[09:34:37] GM: James' dog has a case of the mud butt
[09:34:37] Marcus: ( ew )
[09:34:41] CWO3 Sarah calls Cersons and Rezal then as requested, to let them know that they're supposed to come back to base.
[09:34:45] Marcus: ( EW )
[09:34:47] Marcus: ( Ass! )
[09:34:54] Marcus: ( I am eating here! )
[09:35:02] GM: My work here is done…
[09:35:24] Marcus: ( How do you expect me to toss her salad if your making disgusting remarks!! )
[09:35:34] GM: Sarah, Cersons and Rezal report that they are on their way back.
[09:35:53] Marcus: ( I'm waiting for one of you to catch on to that statement )
[09:36:09] GM: So Anton, what do you do (getting ready to move forward here, don’t want to leave you out of the RP)
[09:36:54] Marcus: ( what does he always do? Get a beer and watch whatever non-gay sports are available while reading the RT version of popular mechanics )
[09:37:09] GM: riveting
[09:37:21] Marcus: ( He's a Jarhead alright )
[09:37:34] GM: OooRAH! I like birds!
[09:37:38] 2LT Komillia: ((tossed salad, disgusting remarks. ROFL))
[09:37:55] Marcus: ( Nice late catch, James )
[09:38:06] 2LT Komillia: ((I just got back.))
[09:38:08] GM: Sarah, based on latest intel someone you know will be back in Karberra space today (it is two days later)
[09:38:21] Marcus: ( I'd thought Chris would say something sooner as he's the one with Hentai for brains )
[09:38:34] 2LT Komillia: ((and it was apparently just gas as I can find nothing, not even on him.))
[09:38:35] GM: Meanwhile, Cersons facepalms as she remembers something she forgot…
[09:38:46] Marcus: ( ew )
[09:39:00] GM: ((If it doesn't have tentacles I don't care))
[09:39:23] CWO3 Sarah watches the clock on that count, wondering when Suki's ship will be in, and when she'll be done with any debriefing, and all that.
[09:39:36] Lt. Jaron asked during the two days what Cersons and Rezall show afterwords
[09:39:43] Marcus: ( The Japanese have their own invention of the FSM - its the Ramen Tentacle Monster )
[09:40:05] GM: They didn't see anything in the 10 minutes they stayed behind…
[09:40:39] GM: Nothing of note that is, the Legionnaires looked over the alley, and the shop, and were last seen chatting with the locals.
[09:41:02] Lt. Jaron: (now what did Cersons forget?)
[09:41:07] GM: kekeke
[09:41:43] 2LT Komillia looks over the Glaug and considers. "I wonder if I can do a cats cradle with it's hands. Give it a real test of manual dexterity."
[09:41:45] GM: This stuff here is fluff, but, quasi important fluff so…bare with me…
[09:43:13] 2Lt. Aylanea blinks at that and laughs slightly."Not sure. What would we use for string?"
[09:44:19] GM: Sarah, you know that Ishida's ship is due, but there is now indication on any arrival board as to which bay. You do due to your Invidy intuition locate the correct bay, as the ship is unloading. You are barred from entry by UEEF Security. You do see, before you are shooed away from an overlooking window as Suki and the 45 or so others debarking a tricked out Garfish are hurried into a secure area.
[09:45:15] GM: It isn't for another 12 hours that you get a text from her telling you she has arrived.
[09:45:47] Sutherland: This I have to see.
[09:45:57] Sutherland whips out a Zent sized ball of yarn.
[09:46:35] Sutherland: Yes Komi, some Zentraedi knit. Sick, I know, but true.
[09:48:10] Sutherland: ..
[09:48:33] CWO3 Sarah snickers at the text just slightly, rolling her eyes, and texting back to Suki wondering when she'll come over.
[09:50:53] GM: Sarah I'll deal with that in whisper since I don’t want to take from main room
[09:51:58] GM: Jaron, you are busy doing … stuff … when Cersons trots over and clears her throat to announce herself.
[09:52:03] 2LT Komillia: I'm speechless.
[09:52:34] Sutherland: So here you go, you make that Cat's and I'll cover the wine tonight.
[09:52:50] 2LT Komillia gets up-sized and hops in the Glaug and starts the cats cradle in Battloid mode. [1d100] => [7] = (7) vs 95 Pilot Bioroid.
[09:53:02] Sutherland: Son of a BITCH!
[09:53:24] Sutherland: Good thing I make the big bucks.
[09:53:41] Lt. Jaron looks to Cersons "Yes Nova?"
[09:53:46] Marcus: ( facepalm )
[09:54:01] ENS Cersons: I think you should see this.
[09:54:18] ENS Cersons hands Jaron a flash drive.
[09:54:41] 2Lt. Aylanea offers slight applause to Komi, for doing the cats cradle with it.
[09:55:43] Lt. Jaron takes the flash drive and plugs it in to slot "What is it?"
[09:56:43] ENS Cersons: Well, I forgot one of the surveillance devices we set up. After the police showed up it skipped my mind. Anyway, I picked it up and when i ran thru the contents i saw this, happened just after myself and Razel left.
[09:57:48] 2LT Komillia: All in the wrists folks.
[09:58:14] Sutherland nods knowingly to the others in the bay.
[09:58:16] Sutherland: She's right.
[09:58:47] Lt. Jaron views the recording
[10:00:07] GM: Jaron the recording show the tail end of what Cersons and Rezal reported to you, the legionnairs chatting up the locals. The camera shows Rezal move off and away, and it seems the Legionnaires were well aware of their lingering presence… (dt)
[10:02:17] GM: Once one of the 'guards' notes to the 'officer' that they are 'clear' the officer straightens up and points to one of the two men that you saw earlier that brought the Legionnaires to the scene. The Officer waves him over and then gives him and his buddy a wad of cash. As this occurs the other two bring out the old lady Jaron talked to. The officer, after distributing monies berates the old women then backhands her.
[10:03:42] GM: Cersons fast forwards to night time, and you see the same three enter the book store, and an hour later leave, looking frustrated.
[10:05:43] Lt. Jaron leans back in his chair "Thanks Nova and good job." he then calls the others into view the recording
[10:08:43] 2LT Komillia: Okay, so we have some dubious characters involved.
[10:08:53] 2LT Komillia: Oh, I know let's beat any information out of them!
[10:09:47] Lt. Jaron smirks at Komillia's comment "I would like but I dont think it would be wise"
[10:09:57] 2Lt. Aylanea gives Komi a look, rolling her eyes.
[10:11:34] Lt. Jaron ponders on this "Would like to bust them hard but would require some MP help and local help. I fear these fellows would get word before we acted." military etiquette [1d100] => [15] = (15) vs 85
[10:12:12] GM: If those folks are rats, and by all accounts they are…no telling where else other rats may lurk…
[10:15:51] ENS Rezal: So, whats the call?
[10:16:20] 2Lt. Aylanea frowns a little at that and nods. "Definitely a problem. We should probably check on the shopkeeper as well, make sure nothing happened to him in the hospital."
[10:17:28] Lt. Jaron: "Indeed. we have to act somehow but a tricky slope"
[10:21:19] CWO3 Sarah: (( sorry, parentrage ))
[10:21:37] Cpt. Ishida: [1d100] => [88] = (88)
[10:21:37] Cpt. Ishida: [1d100] => [83] = (83)
[10:21:39] 2LT Komillia: The simple way would be to find WHERE this keycard leads to. The other option is to stealthily watch these idiots and drop the first one that is alone and make squeal like a pig.
[10:21:47] Lt. Jaron decides to call in Utenaru
[10:22:01] Lt. Jaron: "Yea Komillia"
[10:22:10] CWO3 Sarah pops in with Suki, not long after the call from Jaron, looking concerned at what the news is.
[10:22:34] Cpt. Ishida looks a bit space sick after that pop in.
[10:23:39] Cpt. Ishida waves at the others then finds a nearby seat towards the back and curls over with her head in her hands and groans.
[10:23:55] CWO3 Sarah glances over to Jaron promptly after the port in. "What's the latest then?" She pats Suki quickly at the groan.
[10:23:57] CWO3 Sarah: (( kk :) ))
[10:24:42] Cpt. Utenaru shows up a little later.
[10:25:49] Cpt. Utenaru: So whats going on in here?
[10:26:43] Lt. Jaron shows the vid "I know you said to do this on our own time but need some help here without stepping on too many toes"
[10:27:31] Cpt. Utenaru: You guys WILL be the death of me.
[10:28:11] Cpt. Utenaru: Look, on the one hand all I see is a case of police brutality and a payoff.
[10:28:24] Cpt. Utenaru: On the off, I don't know what I see.
[10:29:14] Cpt. Utenaru: You're a recon pilot Jaron, you deal on fact not supposition, what does this tape tell you?
[10:29:30] Cpt. Utenaru: ((talpe = tape))
[10:29:57] Cpt. Utenaru looks over at the doubled over Suki and snorts.
[10:30:03] Cpt. Utenaru: She ported you didn't she.
[10:30:16] Cpt. Ishida: Ughhhh hughhh
[10:30:46] CWO3 Sarah: "She wanted to see the recording. And was over on the r
[10:30:49] CWO3 Sarah: (( ack ))
[10:30:57] CWO3 Sarah: "She wanted to see the recording. And was over on the Repisal, ma'am."
[10:31:56] Lt. Jaron replies to Utenaru "these thugs pulled a fast on us, either they are crooked or fakes. they were looking for something in the store, afraid we found something."
[10:32:19] Cpt. Utenaru: Can you prove that?
[10:33:15] Cpt. Utenaru repeats the question.
[10:33:15] Lt. Jaron: "Nope but wish to find out"
[10:33:41] Lt. Jaron: "kind leads back to the recon aspect."
[10:33:52] Cpt. Utenaru: Okay, good, you can't nor can I. Look I can think of at least ten lies off the top of my head that they could use.
[10:34:45] Cpt. Utenaru: And yes you read me right, I believe you. But there is little I, and you can do.
[10:35:09] Lt. Jaron: "well regardless Captain, just letting you know what else has happened. Sorry to have to bothered you"
[10:35:53] CWO3 Sarah listens quietly and nods slightly. "If the shopkeeper regains consciousness, it might clear at least some of it up."
[10:36:25] Lt. Jaron: "Yea but who knows how long he would be in a coma"
[10:36:43] Cpt. Utenaru nods.
[10:37:36] Cpt. Utenaru: You do what you will, officially, unless you have something concrete we can't do squat, this is so far out of our purview it boggles the mind. Unofficially, I'm gonna leave the room…
[10:38:40] Cpt. Utenaru: Have fun boys and girls. Don’t put me in a spot.
[10:38:43] Cpt. Utenaru leaves.
[10:38:57] Cpt. Utenaru pops her head back in.
[10:39:07] Cpt. Utenaru: Seriously! Don't put me in a spot.
[10:39:11] Cpt. Utenaru leaves again.
[10:39:15] CWO3 Sarah nods a little to Jaron. "Hopefully not so long. I tried to do what I could to get him healed up faster, but with the coma…" She sighs.
[10:40:22] Lt. Jaron: "I will see if we can get some gear assigned to use, maybe noted it under required for training."
[10:40:28] Lt. Jaron: "Any requests?"
[10:40:49] Cpt. Ishida sits back up, and wipes the sweat from her brow, looking a lot les…green.
[10:41:18] 2LT Komillia: Maybe a nightvision camera?
[10:41:32] Cpt. Ishida: Whats this I hear about a letter?
[10:43:02] Lt. Jaron shows Suki
[10:43:26] Cpt. Ishida reads it, then hands it, and a letter from her pocket to Jaron.
[10:43:47] GM: The second letter is in the same hand writing as the first
[10:44:07] GM: It states. "Welcome to thee, O sword of eternity! Through Buddha and through Daruma alike thou hast cleft thy way."
[10:45:59] Lt. Jaron: "So whats the mean?"
[10:46:09] CWO3 Sarah blinks at the two letters having the same handwriting.
[10:46:30] Cpt. Ishida: That is a death poem.
[10:46:54] Cpt. Ishida: Penned by Sen no Rikyu.
[10:48:58] Cpt. Ishida: Sen no Rikyu is considered the fater of the Tea Ceramony. It was he whom Oda Nobunaga sought wisdom from, and adopted the Way of Tea as a facet of diplomacy during the Edo period.
[10:50:40] Lt. Jaron: "Im still at a loss on how the poem and my letter are relate. Ok so the owner wrote both; yours about death, mine about protecting"
[10:50:58] GM: Roll an IQ check Jaron
[10:51:03] GM: You two Suki
[10:51:06] GM: too
[10:51:23] Cpt. Ishida: [1d30] => [20] = (20) vs 17
[10:51:36] GM: Waa waa WHAAA
[10:52:17] CWO3 Sarah: (( lol ))
[10:52:26] CWO3 Sarah: (( *sukitickles* ))
[10:52:27] Lt. Jaron: [1d30] => [18] = (18) vs 12
[10:52:40] GM: ffff
[10:52:59] GM: Something one the edge of your mind Jaron tells you that this has meaning.
[10:53:07] GM: But you can't place it
[10:53:27] Lt. Jaron slopes in his chair
[10:54:02] Cpt. Ishida: Seems that he gave you the key, and me a clue.
[10:54:21] Cpt. Ishida: With both a match can be made, with only one, nothing.
[10:55:36] 2LT Komillia tries to figure it out. [1d30] => [19] = (19) vs 15
[10:55:37] Lt. Jaron: "Why did Sen no Rikyu write a death poem?"
[10:55:45] 2LT Komillia: ((Nope…))
[10:57:03] CWO3 Sarah tries to think about the words as well, to ponder if there's anything to be made out. [1d30] => [11] = (11) vs. 18
[10:57:06] Cpt. Ishida: Well, he was in the employ of one of the greatest Samurai in history. That and it is tradition that upon ones death that a person of note will compose a Death Poem, I will before I die.
[10:57:59] GM: Sarah, it seems that the poem is secondary, thinking outside the box, maybe the persons profession..
[10:59:00] GM: Another IQ check can be made
[10:59:01] CWO3 Sarah hrms. "Is the poem the main point though? Or a hint to something else? A death poem… someone who deals with death often perhaps? Like a mortician or something?" She poneers. "It doesn't seem to be the primary meaning though."
[10:59:03] Lt. Jaron: "So Buddha and Daruma guide him through life and his way of death, if that is correct"
[10:59:10] CWO3 Sarah: [1d30] => [25] = (25) vs. 18
[10:59:14] CWO3 Sarah: (( suck and fail ))
[10:59:21] Cpt. Ishida: [1d30] => [24] = (24) vs 17
[10:59:29] Lt. Jaron: [1d30] => [20] = (20) vs 12
[10:59:49] Cpt. Ishida: [1d100] => [35] = (35) Japanese History vs 68%
[11:01:06] Cpt. Ishida: Tea
[11:01:16] Cpt. Ishida: This has to do with tea.
[11:01:45] GM: Jaron, IQ check +5
[11:01:57] Lt. Jaron: [1d30] => [29] = (29)
[11:02:00] Lt. Jaron: bah
[11:02:28] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( lol ))
[11:03:06] Lt. Jaron: "I don’t recall tea at the shop but didn’t really look for anything related or maybe there is a tea shop we are suppose to visit"
[11:03:40] Cpt. Ishida: Are you sure about that, he and I had tea regularly.
[11:05:27] Lt. Jaron: "Never had tea with fellow but that must be it then or at least gives us somewhere to look again"
[11:05:41] Cpt. Ishida nods.
[11:06:33] ENS Cersons: So what now?
[11:07:31] ENS Cersons: I mean I figure if I were the rats I'd be looking out for us again.
[11:08:42] Lt. Jaron: "Yea, we'll have to change somehow or get something to make us less noticeable"
[11:13:54] CWO3 Sarah hrms. "Well, I was in there once, I could take a couple of you with me at least." She looks ot Jaron and Suki.
[11:14:17] CWO3 Sarah: "If we showed up far enough into the building, no one would ever know we were there."
[11:15:49] Lt. Jaron: "We you think you can handle us both"
[11:17:18] GM: Pro tip, as a player, when I'm presented with a situation, the first thig I do is look over my sheet and run down the list, to see what might be applicable…not asking anyone to memorize anything, but, know where to look.
[11:19:53] GM: okay so?
[11:20:08] GM: whats the plan Stan?
[11:22:22] CWO3 Sarah nods. "In theory, I could handle three, but the more come, the harder it gets."
[11:23:46] Lt. Jaron looks to Komillia "Want to risk it or you wish to take the long way?"
[11:23:49] CWO3 Sarah: "Maybe four…"
[11:25:09] CWO3 Sarah looks to Jaron, Ay,Suki and Komi. "I'll put us in as far from the entrance as I can without risking popping up in a wall."
[11:25:42] Cpt. Ishida: Are you thinking inside or outside of the shop?
[11:26:00] CWO3 Sarah: "Inside of the shop. If we show up outside we'll be seen."
[11:26:10] Cpt. Ishida nods with a smile.
[11:26:39] Cpt. Ishida: If you would have someone else besides me go, I am not averse to that.
[11:26:43] Cpt. Ishida says to Jaron.
[11:28:17] 2LT Komillia: I'll risk it.
[11:28:27] Cpt. Ishida: I'm flattered.
[11:28:35] Lt. Jaron: "Does the owner know you or anything special we should know about the tea shop?"
[11:28:54] CWO3 Sarah: (( thought we were going to the bookstore ))
[11:29:01] CWO3 Sarah: (( to look for something tea related ))
[11:29:13] CWO3 Sarah: (( hrm. ))
[11:29:21] Cpt. Ishida: He has a tea set. It is located in the upstairs area mezzanine overlooking the shop.
[11:29:48] Cpt. Ishida: The spiral staircase, near the fiction section leads to it.
[11:30:07] CWO3 Sarah nods quickly. "Everyone ready, then?"
[11:30:26] Cpt. Ishida: If we are going now surely not, I'm sans armor and weaponless.
[11:30:33] Cpt. Ishida bonks Sarah on the noggin.
[11:31:05] CWO3 Sarah hmms and nods. "Well, true." She hmms. "So am I." She hrms. "I guess I didn't figure we were expecting anything to happen…"
[11:31:14] CWO3 Sarah: (( wanna hold on the port until next week? ))
[11:31:21] Lt. Jaron: (yea hold)
[11:31:23] CWO3 Sarah: (( we could pick up there. ))
[11:31:31] GM: Fair nuff
[11:31:50] CWO3 Sarah: [1d100] => [60] = (60)
[11:31:53] CWO3 Sarah: hehehe
[11:31:55] GM: Use the week to think on what you wish to be in or take etc.
[11:31:56] CWO3 Sarah: okay, dice will be nice
[11:31:59] CWO3 Sarah: :)
[11:32:05] CWO3 Sarah: I hope
[11:32:09] GM: and yes, your roll now at 60 will count miss scardey slug
[11:32:10] Lt. Jaron: hehe
[11:32:22] Lt. Jaron: well all I will see you next week
[11:32:23] CWO3 Sarah: (( lol ))
[11:32:39] CWO3 Sarah: (( well, she's been in there at least twice, so it's in the 85% category ))
[11:32:42] GM: so fret not, you will not appear in a wall
[11:32:42] CWO3 Sarah: (( :) ))
[11:32:45] CWO3 Sarah: yay


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