All this takes place on 11/13/2090:
‘guy with the mark’
psycho squad fighter – uneventful healing – ambulated away
dexter idled around while lucius worked on identifying the tube’cicle. the M3 unit that she was Masala-Meyers-Morgan (in portal) is the manufacturer, and revealed some serial numbers that Ayiq sleuthed around on the nets to find.
takagi data dump:
- 9, 21, 2090
- project dwn
- terminated date
- participants found in morocco, sub-basement, ali-baba’s lounge
- casualties, 82, wounded 26, operatives, 1
- 10,11,2090,project dwn, initiated, casablanca,
- surveillance black-site 293, reference mission log DeltaCharlieBravoCASA10112087
- Operative COND.RED mission aborted
- contingency memory wipe and implant
daylgt\pd transfer 6-trinitymetro-thehive
attn: corporal henry strange
subjects 3 and 5 responding as expected, subjects 1 and 2 terminated, 4 and 6 frozen
send results and lab work to doctor stearns
7,26,2090: project DWN surveillance initiated, test subject 189-trinity-aquarium
node to node to node he followed the scent. crashing through until he arrived at a crenellated bastion of hell. the defenses on the sourthern-eurasion union’s databank warms him away with a strident alarm and the all too perceptible threat of total annihilation. Ayiq, sent a departing raspberry as he began immediately backtracing to his coporeal self, leaving no trace to be found.
pop singer, in the UK, maria mercurial, the girl in the substandard tank, was a mystery to Lucius. public profile was everywhere, but as with all pop stars, a complete fabrication of paparazzi poop. He pulled the bandages back with the tanks waldoes, hoping they didn’t short out like the rest of the tank threatened to do, and gently examined the burnt, hallowed cavity where eyes used to peep. the leathery skin inside the orbit was strechy, and not in a human way. “eye flesh”, he thought, with a shudder. “not my fav”. grabbing a unit scapel he pulls a small peice of the flesh off the eye, exposing a white, youghurty liquid that oozes slowy from behind the slice. As soon as the liquid settles, it closes the wound and matches the leathery skin, much like that stuff they put in auto-fix tires.
Lucius packs up some skin and other pieces to study later. and starts a full toxicology scan.
Black Mist, Eurphoria, and Cocaine, and Benzodiazapam, in addition to standard cryo prep drugs, fill Maria’s veins, though she doesn’t show the markers of an addict from before that.
Lucius looked at the cocktail, and decided that this must be related to some sort of forced information training, or for hacking, because it certainly wouldn’t be a pleasant recreational mix.
see portal entry ‘puchout at the planetarium’ reference to samuel sterns – surgeon for the psycho squad
Ayiq does a seek on the image from the codex infernus, and it pops up with a picture of a page, with the infernus symbol, listing it for sale at madame loo’s hoodoo lounge, which is right down from the exotic nights hotspot.
the librarian replies to my querie that the belltower is not secure at all – send no further transmissions, answer you seek 132 – Hillsborough
132 Hillsborough street in Raleigh is Mister Magoo Cards and Magic Emporium.
Lucius intimates that Seven is made of Human, Bass, Dolphin, Alligator, and Toad. And something else….
Seven goes to Mr Magoos (which appears to be unoccupied), and after disarming a series of surprisingly complex alarms and security protocols, discovers a hidden elevator that grants him access to a sub level that takes him minutes to access. Leaving the elevator, Seven finds himself in an entry hall which has one exit, a set of ornate, wooden, double doors at the end of the hall; guarded by two large men (obviously enhanced) in 40’s era pinstripe suits. Seven feels a sharp pain in the back of his head and then hears:
“Greetings. From the Ashes we Rise Again”.
Things that make up your character
you have a number of defining interests up to 1/2 your Smarts die type. d10=5, d6=3. If one of your defining interests relates to the nature of a general knowledge check, you get a +2 post die modifier to the check.
Additionally, you get a knowledge skill related to your profession at d6.
Assumed lifestyle cost of 2400cr/mo.