Elevators are Scary!
Chapter 14 How to greet Evil--A Hoi
Napalm Moose: Test 16
Napalm Moose: Ill wait for POM to finish
P.O.M: I’ve done my stats and pc bonus table just need to do hp ppe etc… which can come later so go ahead and roll if you want
Napalm Moose: alright thanks
Napalm Moose: 14
Do I reroll that one as well?
AJ B. (GM): yep
P.O.M: And another 1 was rolled
Napalm Moose: 1
Napalm Moose: 3
P.O.M: called it
AJ B. (GM): basically goal is to allow for a minimum of 6 on any stat if the player wants
Napalm Moose: 5
and last reroll
and last reroll
10, 13, 12, 15, 14, 14, 12, 14
P.O.M: Oh forgot do we get to roll on the psychic table for humans ?
AJ B. (GM): If you are human or your D-bee listing says psionics as human yes
P.O.M: May The Fail Be With Me 41
I have no psychic powers
Napalm Moose: May as well see if my Cyborg might have powers
AJ B. (GM): not really
he’s going full conversion
P.O.M: oh lol
Napalm Moose: So I could have psychic powers then?
AJ B. (GM): a 7 would make you a major psi iirc one sec while I check
P.O.M: it would
1-10 is major 11-25 is minor
Napalm Moose: where are the rules for that? I may make something else if thats the case
P.O.M: page 289 of the rifts ultimate edition
AJ B. (GM): could still do cyborg, a partial conversion would only cut your ISP in half instead of killing the ability
Napalm Moose: I think im going to have to Stick with Full Conversion, been wanting to play one since I found out about them
AJ B. (GM): makes sense, and its just a roll as an option, hell if you want can tie it into your backstory
“I was sick of being a freak because of the powers so I got encased in nice, natural steel” lol
Napalm Moose: That could work
P.O.M: The voices in my head made me do a full conversion :)
Napalm Moose: more or less
Alright so what Do i roll for the Custom PC stuff?
AJ B. (GM): alright, d100
Napalm Moose: 58
AJ B. (GM): 2 more d100 rolls
Napalm Moose: 4
rolling d100< 50
= 1 Successes
P.O.M attempts to convey his thoughts in Demongogian/Faerie/Gobley 1 Successes
Hoi Hoi Polloi attempts to access the bright rainbow coloured recesses of her vast intellect to recall Lore on Faeries 0 Successes
Hoi Hoi Polloi: rolling 1d20+3
Hoi Hoi Polloi takes out her Generic Ranged Weapon hitting 9 for 6
Hoi Hoi Polloi defiantly takes out her exaggeratedly minuscule knife parrying the attack 13 with Barely time for tea
Hoi Hoi Polloi defiantly uses her shield parrying the attack 21 with extreme prejudice
Hoi Hoi Polloi: macros working
Hoi Hoi Polloi bobs, weaves and ducks bullets dodging for 22
Ambrose Betamax is a magical reindeer of magicness
Hoi Hoi Polloi is the lower half of said magical reindeer of madness and represents, rainbows, friendship, magic and promiscuity…
Ambrose Betamax: I love promscuity.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: I love madness
hello madness, goodbye sadness!
Zea: Gonna boil an anthill, brb
Boiling in progress. Please wait.
Boiling complete. I have gone up a level.
Ambrose Betamax: yaaay
Zea: So, yeah.
AJ B. (GM): Alright, quick recap. Our heroes discovered that Ambrose had been replaced by something rather dangerous and found a method of returning him to where he belonged. As they recovered their friend however they found that whatever happened to him through the looking glass was unpleasant to say the least. They rushed him to a hospital willing and able to treat D-bees. His injuries although bad were not life threatening due to some quick first aid work from the soldier. We rejoin them now with Ambrose just waking up his friends gathered around him and his menagerie of pets on his bed.
Ambrose Betamax: “ffgrblesnort”
“Why am I naked and covered with my pets?”
Ambrose Betamax is confused, and fuzzy, but awake, and pets the various animals around him as he looks at his companions.
Melo: “Frankly, was hoping you’d be able to shed some light on it. Also, you need to buy a new blanket for your bed.” Well, that was kind of him. “Good news is you’re alive, and whatever it was that was on this side didn’t seem to get you in too much trouble.”
Ambrose Betamax: “well…you were mostly all there except all different, and all the D-bees had radio collars and I didn’t so the police chased me a lot and I got a lot of beatings….”
Melo: “I.. See.” He gave a slow nod. “Well.. You’re alive, at least.” He’d even be petting at the deer’s cat some, idly. “No idea how long it’ll take you to heal up though.” A shrug. “And I’m not footing the bill.”
Ambrose Betamax cringes as the bill bit.
Melo doesn’t have the money for it, for the most part.
Ambrose Betamax: (I’m not actually sure Ambrose actually knows how to count money)
Melo: (I don’t think he does)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (You should be able to if you have basic mathematics)
Melo: (I don’t think he does)
Ambrose Betamax: (he has good fashion sense though.)
Ambrose Betamax starts a bit. “There aren’t any mirrors around are there?”
Melo glances around. “..Shouldn’t be. Maybe in the bathrooms. You weren’t too bad off in the operating room from what they tell me.”
Ambrose Betamax: (I guess al Ambrose can do is rest up for the time being :P)
(good time to find a way to introduce new characters tho?)
Melo would have to get an estimate on how long the doctors think he’ll be in for o’corse, but otherwise, he had too many other things on his mind. Sure, keeping the deer-bee alive is important, but that’s covered.. Hospital staff won’t let him kill himself, right?
Leah Razortongue grasps his hand tight “I can’t believe I didn’t notice sooner. I’m so sorry Betamax.”
Ambrose Betamax , a little out of it still, wobbles a bit. "It’s ohkay, I’ll be better as soon as I’m better…falls asleep
Ambrose Betamax: (er, he falls asleep :P)
AJ B. (GM): Melo, the Doctors tell you he doesn’t seem to be in any immediate danger but they want to at least keep him overnight.
Melo would be ok with this. Yeah, a night without having to worry about the deer… There’s something that’s setting off all kinds of alarm bells in his head. Paranoia? Probably. But that wouldn’t change the fact that he’d be leaving the deathbot to stand guard, provided the hospital didn’t object. Otherwise, he’d likely head off to find Charlie, and see about collecting payment for the delivery of the Fiendwheels at the party the night before.
AJ B. (GM): Charlie seems to have headed out of the city after collecting his share of the payment. A few more notable individuals were seen going with him. When you go to collect your payment Giovan is waiting to give it to you in person. His body language seems to be that of a man fighting against a leash. “Hello Melo. How are things?”
Melo would o’corse meet his employer with a smile, though he’d likely make a mental note of that change in body language. “Well… None of us are dead. That’s a decent way to find ourselves in the middle of the afternoon, wouldn’t you say? And yourself?”
AJ B. (GM): He shrugs “Well, quite frankly I find myself concerned with a few different matters. One is a recent visit of yours. Another is the lady of the house getting impatient. Though I suspect her impatience is more related to other concerns outside the walls.” His eyes seem to be shifting constantly around and he seems quite paranoid.
(From AJ B. (GM)): Mr. Niemand walks into the room through a wall and leans back against it once all the way through and watches the two of you, his arms crossed over his chest.
Melo: “I suppose I may have overdone it a bit at the party last night..” Though he’d look over to a wall for a long moment, as if something may have caught his interest. “Glad to see you either way.” The words spoken aside, before he returned to the administrator, “Is it something that you may be able to get out with a visit to my own abode for a drink?”
AJ B. (GM): He shakes his head. “Ahh, no not your visit to my place. That was quite amusing and those who disliked what you said wrote you off as entertainment. It is your other excursion recently. A few people believe I authorized your visit with Valerie. I had quite a few calls about it honestly. A lot of concern from the Administration. Surprising how fast Bureaucrats move when they thing something is a threat to them personally.” He shakes his head at the offer of a drink. “Unfortunately I’d rather not be seen out in public at this time.” He rubs his arm some. “I know you were likely working on something for Her, but is there anything you can give me to get them off my back?”
Melo ahhs, calming some. “Well, guard duty is boring as hell. Been there, done it myself. I figured she could use someone stopping in to at least say hello. I did tell her I’d likely stop in now and again to bring her a news paper or similar, and I dislike breaking my word; Did I break some protocol I was unaware of? I did get all the proper authorizations as far as I’m aware. Otherwise, I did ask her a few questions regarding the Earl’s well being, and her advice has already proved itself invaluable, and the doctors say he’ll be recovering fine.” He might glance to the side as he spoke now and again, but otherwise he remained quite casual about it.
AJ B. (GM): Giovan shakes his head “No, no protocol was broken, just theres been kind of a chaotic storm of what’s been going on. The authorization claims she did it herself but since she’s never done so before many assumed it was either a new glitch or a forgery. Having gotten your perspective that should help considerably.” He seems much more relaxed about things. "Oh, still I should advise you to speak with Ms. Trice at your earliest convenience.
(From AJ B. (GM)): Mr. Niemand grins and his teeth grow long and sharpen into fangs as he sticks out a forked tongue before returning to normal and lauighing some
Melo nods. “It was with her own authorization, and I’m fully willing to vouch as such. No forgery or glitch.” The muscles across his forehead might shift a little in that not-exactly-eye-brow raise of his before settling. “And I appreciate the advice, I’ll see to it. Any topics I might best avoid broaching with her today?”
AJ B. (GM): Giovan shakes his head. “No, but if you could bring up bat infestations. A few of the upper echelon have recently been having issues with it.”
(From AJ B. (GM)): Mr. Niemand falls over laughing and sinks through the floor
Ambrose Betamax: (as long as it’s not that vampire looking guy that posessed me the last time :P)
Melo: “Bat.. infestations? I’ll make mention of it.” And again he’d turn his head to look at something to the side, a hand lifting to press at the little radio device he likely had hooked about his ear. “Acknowledged.” Yeah, that’ll play it off even as he looked on for a long moment before returning to the admin, offering a handshake and a smile, “If you need anything else, let me know. I’ll try and an estimate on some of those bits of jewelry you wanted me to find as soon as I can.”
AJ B. (GM): “Excellent, I appreciate it.” He gives you the full payment for you and the rest of, minus Charlie’s cut and wanders off, humming what sounds like theme music to a kids show.
Ambrose Betamax snores in his bed surrounded by all his best friends, and his new cassowary. snore snore snore.
Melo took the payment, and left without much fuss, though he might stop to wish the gem covered frog a good evening. So many alarm bells were going off in his head right then, but that might just be the tinnitus. Into the APC to drop it off at the house, collect the Skycycle, and speed on down to a bar on the wrong side of town.
Melo: (Ret-con leaving as needed for entry)
Nurse Peta casually strolls into the hospital room and gently places a pillow over Ambrose’s face and applies pressure.
Ambrose Betamax: “snrkfffffffffugli….ggk”
(I hope my pets notice this is a problem :P)
Vault had a very simple, and very direct response: A very high pitched and ominous thrum of an ion-cannon. After all, he was left with guard duty. “Attention unauthorized personnel: It is requested that you vacate the premises immediately.”
Ambrose Betamax flops around a little bit.
AJ B. (GM): (I’m trying to figure out which of you typed that myself)
Ambrose Betamax: (I’m guessing new guy)
(whyyyyyyy murder me ;o;)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (It was a joke I apologize I meant to send it via /w but it didnt work it was a take on the joke I made earlier of what if the doctor came in and said he was going to put ambrose to sleep)
Ambrose Betamax: (oh lol)
Vault: (Haha. Ok. Ret con as needed)
(Or run with it)
Ambrose Betamax: (AJ, please don’t make my actual nurse named nurse peta :P)
AJ B. (GM): (yeah, no problems there, so long as you aren’t trying to highjack my job by creating npcs lol)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (that joke was one I had sent him earlier via whisper)
Ambrose Betamax: (yeah, it was)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (as you can already surmise I would suck at creating npcs cause I have a horrible naming sense)
Vault: (What’s wrong with naming a nurse killing a deer-bee after the People for the Eating of Tasty Animals?)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (I believe the best name I have came up with to date is one I gave my dwarf druid… Puffington McWeed)
Ambrose Betamax: (mine was when my party needed a rogue, so I made one named…Andaroge. So they’d have all the party members..and a rogue)
AJ B. (GM): (and no, no murder in this hospital, it exists for a reason and wants the D-bees healthy. For posterity, the nurse in charge of taking care of Ambrose is Nurse Saliit)
Ambrose Betamax: “mmphhsda good morning nurse Salt lick-I mean Saliit…”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (I would of mistakenly pronounced her name as Nurse Salute and every time I pronounce her name would take a shot of vodka)
Ambrose Betamax: (in any case, back to the game :3)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (I concur)
AJ B. (GM): Melo, as you are being led up the stairs at the back of the bar, you can hear Cockatrice cussing and even hear furniture shattering as it is thrown around.
Ambrose Betamax: (oh dear.)
(Oh I guess to shisper I only need the first word :P)
Melo very likely would regret being here without his armor, but that’s life for you. Stupid choices are stupid. Still, he’d hesitate just a bit. “…Should I ask what’s got her so riled up?”
AJ B. (GM): He shakes his head “That’s up to her to tell you if she wants to.”
(also I need to go make dinner guys)
Melo: (Ok. Yay food!)
Melo cringed, just a bit. “Yeah…” Should the guard not knock at the door or open it, he’d take a breath, and knock a few times himself. This’ll be fun. At least he had his knives with him.
AJ B. (GM): (alright oven is preheating so I’ll be bouncing a bit)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (A little bit more information is required. What art thou cooking, do not hold back on the description, food is srs bsnz)
Cockatrice Yells, “If there isn’t someone competent on the other side of that door I’m going to mount your head above the bar.”
AJ B. (GM): (crescent rolled hot dogs)
(because I am lazy as hell and anything that consists of short prep time means Im more likely to eat it, thus why I subsist off largely microwavables)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (mmm Yummy, I feel like hotdogs now)
Melo had to hesitate. Already those alarm bells were going off. Just the same, “Well, I’m not dead yet. I was told you wanted to see me?”
Cockatrice: Theres a distinct pause, before a bark of “Yeah, particularly if you have my book. Even if not, anyhow come on in.”
Melo opened the door once invited in, “No, no book or head yet. You wanted to know what it means to her first though, didn’t you?” And he’d close the door behind him, and move to take a seat, should there be any of them left, and it be indicated he should do so. “So, aside from a status update, what can I do for you?”
Cockatrice: She shakes her head and waves towards the booth and one of the unbroken chairs. “Feel free to take a seat, and a status update would be appreciated while I organize my thoughts.” She begins pacing
Melo: “Well, she’s not dead, and I have to wonder if there isn’t more then one of her after talking with her this morning.” A seat would be had. “And apparently there’s a bit of a bat problem with the upper echelon. Morty back?”
Cockatrice: She laughs bitterly. “Oh is, that what they’re calling it. Always wanting to keep things close to the chest. No, theres a bat problem that’s appeared outside the walls and too close for comfort. One of my contacts outside had a messenger come directly, since they can’t be seen to be moving in force this close to the city they need help.” She sticks her head out the door and asks for the guest from downstairs to be led up.
AJ B. (GM): (I leave the entry description for you P.O.M)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: ( I assume the bat problem is vampires?)
Melo: (I very strongly suspect so based on the interaction with the admin. But Melo is a bit crazy with his jumps of logic.)
Hoi Hoi Polloi enters the room having to bow down low to miss bumping her head due to being 7 ft tall and calmly exclaims “I have been summoned, what is required of me mistress?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Weirdly I have a H.F of 14…)
Melo would likely turn, and be a touch stunned. That wasn’t what he expected.
Ambrose Betamax: (an inauspicious start to our relationship :P)
Melo only took a liking to Charlie because he had a dual barred laser cannon on top of his APC aimed at him.
Cockatrice: “Hoi. This is Melo, he and his friends are some of the best assistance I can offer at this time. Unfortunately my resources are stretched rather thin due to a lost bet with one of Melo’s associates.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi raises an eyebrow. “I see, this is most unfortunate, this one seems a bit tongue tied, are they as good as you are implying or are they just lucky?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi attempts to get some kind of response off the stunned Melo by mentioning her name
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (his)
Melo: (Sorry, kettle started to whistle)
Melo after a moment, offered a nod in greeting. O’corse, just like most people never seemed to pick up on those otherwise unmoving mechanical as they flickered through a variety of spectrums, pausing on ones that might catch his brain for a moment or two. And no, he couldn’t pick up X-rays. “Have the luck of a Betamax on our side, I suppose.”
Ambrose Betamax twitches in his sleep back at the hospital. he knew melo would realize Ambrose was the source of all our good fortune.
Vault remains a stoic guardian over the deer-bee, likely monitoring vitals and performing standard sensor sweeps through the halls.
Hoi Hoi Polloi ponders at the response for a while then smiles “It seems that you may indeed be of use then, in accordance with the laws of karma your bad luck for being involved with this incident of vampires will surely result in good luck in relation to your survival rate.”
Melo turned to Cockatrice at that. “…Happen to have a spare flame thrower laying around?” His tone was flat; hard to tell if he was joking or serious. As for Karma? He wasn’t about to try and math that one out. “How big’s the nest? What’re we looking at?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi interjects “According to the information gathered there are at least 3 Master vampires working together and each has about a minimum of 15 secondary vampires under their influence.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Given enough time they may well gather enough strength to take over the city”
Melo stared blankly. He does that when his blink script is running. “..Fuck the flame thrower, where can I get some carpet bombs?”
Cockatrice: “Can’t help you much there. Most of my weapon supplies are going towards my agreement with your friend.”
Melo: “…You’re arming the Dee-bees?” A bit of an exasperated sigh escaped, followed by a shake of his head. “Granted, that’s to be expected.” And then a hand lifted to his chin in thought. How to play this off. How to turn this into a PR nightmare and a common enemy.. “Alright, so.” And he’d turn to Hoi, “We’re looking at a force of about 50 targets and three high priority targets, and an unknown number of lower end targets. How far away are they?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi looks at Melo and then states “The vampire nest is near the city, as such the exact location is unknown, all we have is the general location of their hunting ground which is about 10 miles from the wall. Although I think it should be noted that such explosive devices and weaponry you have mentioned would do nothing but anger the vampires seeing as they are immune to most high tech and low tech weaponry and have extremely high regenerative abilities”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “For instance the flame thrower you mentioned would do nothing to a vampire, that is not until you first stake it in the heart to weaken it. Only then would it be vulnerable to fire and even then if you do not decapitate the creature it may still likely regenerate to rise again the next day…”
Melo: “Yeah. Don’t fire bomb to start. Fire bomb to clean up afterwards.”
Ambrose Betamax: (vampire hunting :D)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “It would be far more practical to just water bomb the area and cheaper too”
Melo: “Fire bombs’re more fun.” A bit of a grin spread across his face at that. “But its true enough. Doubt the city fire department’ll let us use a tanker.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Ambrose becomes the new Fluffy the Vampire Slayer)
Ambrose Betamax: (:3)
Cockatrice: (because if theres anything Ambrose lacks its titles lol)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Mistress mentioned that you had a group, care to mention the other members of your party and what they bring to the battle against the supernatural forces arrayed against us?”
Melo had to laugh at that, “An easy target and something without blood.”
Cockatrice: “Hmm, I had heard one of the better hunters in the M-quarter was with you as well.”
Melo: “Contract work; he found a lucrative one and took it. Not something I can fault him for, man’s gotta eat. Even if he did take my truck.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Your group sounds inspiring, I can just imagine how well this mission may go.”
Melo nods. “Yeah. This is going to be fun.” And he’d lean back in his seat a bit, thinking. “I might be able to convince a few of the cities D-Bee’s to join us, but I’m not sure if credits would be enough to motivate them.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “I would of presumed survival would be a deciding factor in recruiting others, but most people seem to be all to happy to pass on the responsibility of their survival onto others”
Melo: “Agreed, but this includes saving humans.” And then he’d look back to Cockatrice. “How much of a shit storm would this getting to the media cause?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi stares off into the distance, in her mind she sees steaming piles of waste covering the streets 3 stories high with waste still continuing to pour from the sky like a tropical monsoon.
Cockatrice: “One big enough that currently only the people in this room know about whats going on and may spike the rebellion your friend wanted funded to start early. I’d rather not see that, so if you plan to go public, let me know, and be warned I’ll be locking myself down in my safehouse.”
Melo sat there, thinking. One could almost see the gears turning in his head. After several long moments, “Yeah.. I need a PR rep to get this spun up properly.” A hand would lift, “We need to give the city a reason to appreciate the D-Bees. A hero would be a good way to pull it off, and this could make for a good chance to get one.” A shrug, “But too many ways for it to go sideways, and recruiting them’ll be hard without letting them know what we’re after.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Sadly, I do not know enough of the political climate to know what excuse would be viable. We could always arm them with silver weapons/ammunition and claim they are a gang of drug crazed cannibals?”
Melo nods again. “Possible, but almost zero reason for them to risk their lives at that point.” He’d stand, and start pacing a bit, auto-mag pulled from it’s holster, clip removed and stowed before he’d casually start field stripping the weapon as he paced. “I’m fairly sure we can get the rounds at least, and I might be able to get a sword from my trainer, but I’m not sure he’d be too keen on loaning me an heirloom.”
Ambrose Betamax: (coat my antlers in silver and wave me around)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Would they be moved to risk their lives if we were to mention that had in their arsenal enough explosive device capable of releasing an aerosolized sleeping agent capable of covering the entire city so as to capture, sell and devour the inhabitants?”
(hmm… maybe we could soak your fur in a silver nitrate solution to the point that it would absorb the silver so that your very touch would harm them)
(you could hug them to death)
Ambrose Betamax: (that would be a very ambrose thing to do)
(except he’d probably not mean to hurt them :P)
Melo: “Don’t know.” And he’d continue to work with his pistol. Disassemble, check the parts, reassemble without looking. “Fucking vampires man.. Why’s it gotta be vampires? I’ve got the harroun on one front, vampires outside the city walls, and a revolt headed by someone that just wants to spill some blood that I’m trying to squash without getting anyone killed..” And he’d shake his head before popping his clip back into his gun and re-holster it. “Alright. So, I know she was a crazy bitch, but any chance you can stop or at least cut back on the arming of the D-bee’s?” Attention would turn to Cockatrice, “Because they’re going to get wiped off the map if they decide to stage their revolt. I’ve already done what I can to get the ball rolling, and as far as the numbers go, they’re no longer second class citizens. A water cannon’ll be damn useful, but hell if I can carry one of them. I can likely rig something up.. You got some paper handy?” Hopefully there’d be some, and a table at that booth that he can work at, the gears spinning away. “How long do you think we have, Hoi?”
Cockatrice: She nods and the bookkeeper steps out from a corner and sets down a paper and pen. “I can cut back on arming them, stopping completely would hold similar problems to going public. If they think no more weapons are coming they’ll use what they have sooner rather then later.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “It is unknown how long we have, it is dependent upon the opportunity the vampires have to capture others to turn. But at the current rate it may not be sooner than later.”
(it may be sooner than later*)
Melo: “Agreed.” And he’d settle in, and start sketching out some plans; water tank, pumps, hoses, braces. It’s vampires, after all. The hard part was going to be reloading on the fly… Well, and finding the right parts. He knew full well the droid could handle a 55 gallon drum full of water on his back though. “..Fucking hell I hope Charlie went the other way.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi walks out of the room for a few moment and returns with a T.W Water Cannon and then calmly begins to polish it while smiling at Melo
Melo: (To GM) rolling 1d100< 85 Techno-wizardy with a weapons quality check to follow; use whatever you deem proper at a distance.
= 0 Successes
Melo: (To GM) rolling 1d100< 64
= 1 Successes
Melo glanced up from his paper and at the cannon. Someone that was good at reading facial expressions would catch that momentary tick of interest, eyes roaming over the device. “..Odd little toy you got there. Where’s the ammo go?”
(From Cockatrice): well the TW roll fails to tell you anything beyond the obvious, the quality check, it appears to be well kept and fully functional.
Hoi Hoi Polloi points at the 1 gallon hip tank “Seeing this has piqued your interest, I would not be averse to loaning you this, if you would but promise to occasionally polish it. As to the ammo it uses water.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Polishing weapons can get tedious at times”
Melo tilted his head just a bit, micro-servos in his eyes and their computer controllers darting over the weapon still, and that tank. “Yeah.. Don’t know how much a tank that size is going to do against a whole nest.” He’s good at playing the fool alright; after all, magic is outlawed in the city. It doesn’t matter that he’s in the den of a mob boss. It’s a mob boss that likely doesn’t know he knows how to use magic himself.
Hoi Hoi Polloi smiles “It is extremely effective, but if you don’t want it…”
Ambrose Betamax: (If you guys get a squirt gun, I want some nerf.)
Melo gave a light shrug, “Might have to show me how to use it. I’m better with a rifle when it comes right down to it, but any advantage I can get, I’ll take.” Yep, he couldn’t
wait to get his hands on a gun like that! But he had to restrain himself. Had to play it cool. He also needed to work on his auto-cad-on-paper-skills. “And that leaves you unarmed; I still need something for the bot, and I have no idea if Horny is going to be in any condition to go into a vampire’s den.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: ( I have a T.W Water Rifle and a T.W Modified Wood firing Rail Gun.. I got a lucky roll on my equipment)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “I have a few interesting weapons that I will be able to loan, after all these creatures are my specialty. As to your friend, is he perhaps injured and that is why he is not in any condition to join us?”
Melo nods, “Yeah. I left him alone for an evening and the next thing I know I’m dropping him off at the hospital after he ruined a comforter with his blood.” And then he’d flinch, juuust a bit, “..Yeah. He’ll be buying you a new comforter, by the way.”
Cockatrice nods “No worries, bloodstains tend to happen in our lines of work.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Perhaps I could help your friend recover more quickly should his injuries be not that comprehensive”
Melo made another of those wild leaps of logic with that comment. “Yeah? Doc’s said he’d be ok; as far as I can tell, a few broken bones and a good number of flesh wounds, but none of his organs were falling out. You have some kind of herbs or something that’ll get him up and running in a day?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Something of the sort, in our line of work we are given the best equipment to help us survive”
Melo: “I’ll likely take you up on it then. Might see if you can’t teach me a thing or two about it; I know some basic first aid, but that’s about it.” And still he’d be working on that diagram, making notes of just how much of what he’d need to get something for the bot to use. Hopefully he’ll be able to find something silver’d at the shop.
AJ B. (GM): (You guys good with calling it here?)
Ambrose Betamax: sure ^^
Zea: I’m good with either or.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (I wanted to grope Ambrose back to health)
(j/k I’m fine with what everyone else wants)
AJ B. (GM): (figuring on picking up next time with you guys in the hospital anyhow lol)
Zea: (Also, I’m on vacation next week, so I’ll be free just about all week for any game time)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Maybe Ambrose can introduce his animals to mine)
Ambrose Betamax: (that sounds promising :P)
AJ B. (GM): In Game Timestamp Aug 24th 7 pm.
Zea: Today is Thursday, March the 19th, 2015. EXP is about to be given.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (I have a Blue Whale and a Giant Squid… And although you cant really call this creature an animal… I have batman…)
AJ B. (GM): 300 exp each. An extra hundred to Melo and Hoi each.
Zea: …I am now afraid to find out just how this happened.
Ambrose Betamax: lol, Ambrose didn’t get to do much this round :P
Zea: At least he didn’t get smothered to death!
Ambrose Betamax: this is true. oh, my exp thing dinged
Zea: Also, Hoi, did I give you the spreadsheet thing?
Hoi Hoi Polloi: Indeed
But I had already had the character written out on an interactive pdf
Zea: Cool. I’ll eventually update it; likely do a fair bit of work on it over next week. And that works.
If it works for you, heck yeah, stick with that.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: It’s what I’m used to lol
Is my character the only female in the party ?
Zea: At the moment, yeah. Unless you cound NPCs
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Secretly chemically castrates the party)
Ambrose Betamax: (aaaw.)
(But ambrose is still finding love!)
Melo is paranoid and prepares just about all of his own food.
Hoi Hoi Polloi introduces her Giant Squid to Ambrose… “Ambrose meet my friend her name is Hermaphrodiety”
Ambrose Betamax: Ambrose is pretty much immune to poison so :P
he can also eat rocks.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: immunity to poison does not equate to immunity to drugs sadly in rifts
Zea: In this case, he’s immune to both.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: nice
AJ B. (GM): I believe poison he just has a rediculous save to
Ambrose Betamax: yeah :P
AJ B. (GM): not sure cant recall 100%
Zea: I kid you not, he has a +21 to save vs drugs and posions.
Ambrose Betamax: Yeah :P
AJ B. (GM): yeah, gotta love the Feni Nomads
He could also join your watery friend on their home turf and be fine
Hoi Hoi Polloi: Luckily the GM allowed me to have a tazer
Ambrose Betamax: Please don’t let him neuter my character
Zea: Don’t worry. Melo’s insane, and has a pet death bot.
AJ B. (GM): and then Ambrose’s pet list consists of a cat/white tiger, a dragon hatchling, a rat sized were deer, and a cassowary
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (my pets are made of ectoplasm lol)
AJ B. (GM): I’m almost certain that if there was a creature made of literally everything lethal somewhere in the universe itd be Ambrose’s mission in life to find it
Ambrose Betamax: He tried to save a bunyip.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: Those things are scary, did it die or was it too dangerous to keep ?
Ambrose Betamax: Melo killed it :P
Zea: Melo proceeded to hold a laser rifle to it’s forhead and fire at point blank range until he could smell cooked brain matter after it had been trapped in a carpet of adhesion and tried to feign death.
Ambrose Betamax: so yeah, it’s pretty dead
Melo is juuuuuust a little violent.
Hoi Hoi Polloi introduces Melo to the miracles of Steroids “Perhaps this would help you with your anger/violence issues”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: j/k
Melo on roid rage… Would be interesting to see but dangerous to spectate
Zea: Mm.. I’m not too sure on that.
P.O.M sprightly attempts climb up the rope 1 Successes
Ambrose Betamax: (hey alll)
AJ B. (GM): (Hiya)
Alright, looks like everyones in the box. recap theatre time.
Last time on “Heroes who often choose to forego pants”: Our lovely group of adventurers did a few different things. After some time watching over Ambrose at the hospital, Melo went and collected their payment before being directed to go see the friendly local crimelord. Where he was introduced to an associate who specializes in infestations of a blood sucking nature, in the hopes he and those he knows may be able to help. We rejoin them now right as they arrive in Ambrose’s hospital room where Leah and his pets are watching over him and all seem very wary of the newcomer.
Ambrose Betamax snore snore snore.
Melo would o’corse give some basic introductions, weapons hopefully not currently with them, that bit of paper he was working on last time tucked into one of the storage compartments of the skycycle. Beside him, at.. what, a bit over 7 foot tall, generally humanoid, and covered in visible tattoos would be Hoi upon entry. “Leah.” The greeting was a bit terse, a hand lifting to indicate, “This would be Hoi.” And then to the small lizard likely snoozing near the deer-bee, “Albion, nomeno ui Hoi. jaciv ui|ulph ti achthend, vur ui probably klael.” After all, the dragon-whelp-who-is-not-registered-as-a-dragon didn’t speak English.
Melo continues on with the introductions, “Hoi, meet Leah,” The female Deer-bee, “Albion,” said hatchling, “And.. Schrodinger,” The cat somewhere in the room, “And hell if I can remember what the no longer a bus is named anymore.” A sigh. “Too many fucking pets..”
Ambrose Betamax: (Jon I think)
P.O.M recoils in pretend horror.. “Oh no its an obomination… Kill it… Kill it with… Hugs…”
Melo stands there for a moment. Leah might recognize that blink script running in unmoving, soulless mechanical eyes.
Ambrose Betamax: (ambrose is well loved by his pets :3)
Hoi Hoi Polloi attempts to convey his thoughts in Demongogian/Faerie/Gobley 1 Successes
Hoi Hoi Polloi: hmm…
“Albion does not seem to be speaking in any language I know of”
Melo: “Yeah, well, she’s young, and her guardian hasn’t tried to teach her English as far as I know.” The amusing thing about Hoi’s reaction, to Melo at least, is that he understood just about everything that was said in those mixed sentences, though the Gobley was a bit fuzzy.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Scratch that apparently its a main language for me)
(I know american, elf and greek >_>)
Hoi Hoi Polloi tells everyone in Elvish “Albion does not seem to be speaking in any language I know of”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (that makes more sense now)
Melo: (Actually, Dragonese and Elvish’re the same thing)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (I know hence why it makes more sense since that would mean Hoi was playing with you)
Melo: (Is slow)
Melo turns to Leah, and the ever stoic Vault, “So, how is he? Looks like he’s getting better, yeah?”
Leah Razortongue: “He seems to be yeah. The nurse has been keeping a good eye on him and has even seemed concerned about my health. However the sooner we can get him out of here the better. if you ask me.”
Ambrose Betamax wakes up. "ooh hello people…and large uh….people…
Shrodinger jumps up onto Ambrose’s chest
Ambrose Betamax: “heeeeey!” pets his cat
Hoi Hoi Polloi looks at Leah “You seem knowledgeable about his condition how bad is the current status of it’s wounds?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “It is a he isn’t it?”
Leah Razortongue shakes her head “Mostly they are superficial a few scratches here and there, that sort of thing. They said they were worried he may have gone into shock or had some kind of mental break, so they won’t release him until he has had a nights rest and someone gets a chance to talk to him.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Oh I was under the impression he had broken bones and such?”
Melo had to laugh just a bit, “The one in bed, the rat thing, ‘n the cat are. The dragon ’n seated one’re female. And I’m surprised he didn’t have a cracked rib or anything, considering how beat up he looked.”
Ambrose Betamax: (I know he was bleeding a lot
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Well seeing as there are no broken bones or such this should effectively be easy to fix, if you would be so kind as to vacate the room so I could get to work”
Ambrose Betamax: “wha?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “I am going to assist you in recovering faster”
Melo stopped. And just.. Stared at Hoi. “…Yeah. About that. For the sake of not getting all of us arrested, and possibly put to death, I’m going to pretend I didn’t just hear that, and suggest that we wait until tomorrow morning for your.. uh.. Assistance. Until we’re out of the hospital.”
Leah Razortongue nods and glances up towards a corner where a camera is mounted.
Hoi Hoi Polloi puts away her med kit and sulks in the corner
Ambrose Betamax: “ok, big person…”
Melo: “We really don’t want too many questions being asked. Even more so when, as far as I’m aware, you’re not on staff here. No offence or anything.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “That’s understandable”
“I did not know helping people with this could be an arrest-able offence”
Leah Razortongue: “So, Melo is this” she waves a hand at Hoi “your taste in women?”
Ambrose Betamax: “Oh, your a she?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi blinks at Ambrose.. “I am?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi displays her poker face
Leah Razortongue looks at Ambrose then looks at Hoi, her fur pattern shimmering with a blue stripe that seems to slide down her body
Ambrose Betamax: “huh. well hello miss. Is something wrong, Leah?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi looks at Leah “Sorry regarding Melo’s obvious regard for Ambrose I was under the assumption they were an item”
Melo: “Yeah. Medical supervision required and whatnot if not on staff.” A vague hand wave, “Penal code 1128-H-7M, paragraph 5. Depending on how it was presented, it’s either a class 20B or class 12B offence.” Well, he’s a peacekeeper. He’s expected to know this stuff.
Leah Razortongue: “Nothing Ambrose, just didn’t know Melo swung that way is all.”
Melo also adds, “And no, trust me on this one, what goes on behind closed doors is none of Cockatrice’s business.” Yep, he’s never going to live that down, is he? Friggen deer.
Ambrose Betamax: “I thought he liked robots.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi joins the others staring at Melo in a strange manner
Ambrose Betamax is on some good pain meds
Melo just.. sighs. Yeah, he’d be flushing alright. “You’re not my type,” to Hoi, “Nor are you,” to Leah, “And fuck no he’s not my type.” A hand wave given at Ambrose. “Why to people constantly think this of us? Owe someone your life, and people think you’re joined at the hip, fer fucks sake.” And he’d continue on muttering a bit.
Ambrose Betamax: “I love you too, melo…”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “It seems I was right”
Leah Razortongue laughs “Alright so then if not for your pleasure why is there a tranny that thinks its a doctor here?”
Melo shakes his head, followed by a shrug. “Because I’d like to come out of our next contract alive.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi looks at Melo “My diagnosis is that the one named Leah has lice, may I shave it to cure it of its disposition”
Ambrose Betamax: (bahahahaha)
Hoi Hoi Polloi winks at Ambrose
Ambrose Betamax grins a bit.
Melo held still for a moment. One could read just how much he wanted to say ‘yes’. “..No. Not in the hospital. Not when there are cameras looking at us.” He’d force a bit of a laugh.. Ok, force wasn’t quite the right term. “Otherwise, I have no say in the matter.”
Leah Razortongue growls “She tries and I take no responsibility for where she ends up.”
Melo puts his hands up, “As long as I don’t hear about it, you two are more then welcome to do whatever pleases you. Not my problem until it becomes assault.”
Ambrose Betamax holds Leahs hand so she doesn’t lunge at anyone.
Hoi Hoi Polloi mutters “Violence, a poor mans retort”
Hoi Hoi Polloi puffs out her chest at having one up’ed the female in a battle of wits, only to deflate moments later at how childish their actions were…
Leah Razortongue shakes her head and looks at Ambrose
Ambrose Betamax makes meaningful glances at leah.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (oh yeah everyone would of had to do a HF check when Hoi Hoi entered… man this is annoying)
Melo: (Eh. You entered with Melo, on good terms. I think that’s a pass)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (can we just ignore it)
Ambrose Betamax: (ambrose is so drugged out I think he would just be a bit ‘wow you are big"
AJ B. (GM): (yeah pretty much, basically when it comes to in party hf until they see you do something terrifying, and only for the first time I don’t have them roll)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Oh dang that could get weird in the middle of battle)
AJ B. (GM): (once they’ve been around you and even seen you at the top of your HF level it becomes more a “thats just them being them”)
(yeah but thats when its most likely to happen too, since “Holy shit I did Not know she could tear a human body in half”)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (everyone fails their save and the enemy and my allies all run away leaving me alone)
AJ B. (GM): A nurse walks in and says “I’m sorry but it is getting late, and Mr. Betamax does still require some rest.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (just staring at an empty battlefield… the irony)
Melo eventually would make his way on over to Ambrose. “So, yeah. You’re staying here tonight. Vault’ll be here to stand guard. You’ll be fine, and we’ll be by to take you home tomorrow afternoon. That alright?”
AJ B. (GM): (and then left with the big question of “track the enemy and finish what you started, or go after the party to keep them nearby”)
Vault remains stoic and motionless, simply monitoring the beeping health-o-meters.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (what about chase the party towards the enemy?)
Vault also would keep shooting. Horrific acts like that give no pause to his programming beyond ‘Is it friend or foe’.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (I’m liking Vault more and more)
Vault is a walking death machine, who was not introduced, or offended by such lack of introductions.
Melo eventually, would attempt to lead Leah and Hoi out, and as needed, bring the cat, rat-thing and whelp along with them to let the deer-bee recover. Problem is, he only had the skycycle. No way everyone is fitting in that.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “If there is nothing more required of me today.. I will retire back to my room. Seeing as he will not be available until tomorrow afternoon I guess I can ask our mutual friend if she can acquire some items. Anyone want/need anything while I am at it?”
Melo thought about it for a moment, “Could use a water pump, but I’m better off looking for that on my own to find something to spec. I’m guessing some crosses won’t hurt.”
Ambrose Betamax looks a little confused, but ignores it and keeps petting his animals.
Hoi Hoi Polloi attempts to access the deep dark recesses of her mind to recall Lore on Demons & Monsters 1 Successes
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Crosses won’t be a bad idea, silver ones are more effective and can be used as weapons”
Melo: “Yeah. Hell, you’re the Hunter. You know what we’ll need. I’ve gotta try and figure out some PR stuff and get us some reinforcements.”
Ambrose Betamax: (I dun think ambrose is aware of any of the vampire stuff :P)
AJ B. (GM): (correct he is not)
Melo knows more myth then fact; he spent more of his time hunting demons and other types of undead, and rescuing civilians then fighting vampires, followed by battle with gargoyles.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Ignorance is bliss, I didn’t mention it to Ambrose since he is recovering)
Hoi Hoi Polloi heads off back to Cockatrice (whom she calls Mistress)
Melo would head back home; He’d only fetch the APC if it looked like Schrodinger was going to be a handful for Leah, should the hospital not let the cat stay in the deer’s room. Albion could fly, and Leah.. Well, Leah could walk. Or, you know, if the deer-bee asked for a ride, he’d be willing. Just because you dislike someone is no reason not to be polite to them. Otherwise, it was time to start trying to pull up data on vampires on the local net, and to hit up a junk yard for parts.
Ambrose Betamax would uh, not be allowed to leave the hospital I guess :P
Vault stands there. In the dark. A silent and motionless form beside the deer’s bed.
Ambrose Betamax: “uh, vault?”
Vault: “Good evening Ambrose. How many I be of assistance?” Words spoken, the droid still not moving from his post, just that echoy, inhuman voice sounding in the room.
Ambrose Betamax: “Why are you just kind of lurking in the shadows?”
Vault: “Because the Commander ordered I stand guard and ensure your safety.”
Ambrose Betamax: “hmm. ok. Do you care if leah and I make out?”
(lol ambrose has nothing to dooo)
AJ B. (GM): (unfortunately Leah was sent off with the others, so now Im wondering if you’re messing with Vault)
(anyone object to a time skip?)
Ambrose Betamax: (I’m messing with him :P)
(And I’m up for a timeskip)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Sure but can I purchase some items ?)
Vault gave his response nigh instantly, “Until she shows signs of demon possession that will result in her removing your soul or internal organs through your mouth without your consent, this is within normal operational parameters.”
AJ B. (GM): (sure)
Ambrose Betamax: “oh, so your a voyeur then, huh? spooky.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (I wanted to get my tazer upgraded to military style and purchase a 2nd one)
AJ B. (GM): As the next morning dawns a doctor walks into Ambrose’s room with a clipboard. “and how are we feeling today sir?”
Ambrose Betamax: “I’m feeling alright, I have my pets with me and a big voyeuristic deth robot, so…”
Ambrose Betamax whispers to the doctor : “he likes to WATCH”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor nods and scribbles something down. “In cases like these we would like to be sure you are healthy in all respects. Are you ok with answering some questions?”
Ambrose Betamax: “ok. Fair warning, I’m told I’m pretty eccentric anyways,”
(He should have said “who am I, why are you naked?”)
AJ B. (GM): “That’s fine, I appreciate your candor.”
“Now then, first let us start with what is your name?”
Ambrose Betamax: Ambrose :3"
“But I am also known aaaas”
“Earl August mahatma Buchananberg the third, Refridgerator Magnate, Esq.”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor nods, and scribbles some more. “Which would you prefer I call you?”
Ambrose Betamax: “Ambrose is fine, It’ll save time.”
“The other one is just there to make me feel fancy.”
AJ B. (GM): “Alright Ambrose. Can you tell me how you ended up injured?”
Ambrose Betamax: “I was cursed by a mirror, pulled into another dimension and tortured by the alternate universe doppelgangers of my companions. Also a lot of getting chased around and shot at. and shanked.”
“and that one thing with the raisins.”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor blinks and writes down a few things. “This, alternate dimension it doesn’t sound like it was pleasant?”
Ambrose Betamax: “Er no. Spent most of my time either hiding or being cut by an sadistic reflection of Melo, and bit by an Ostrich that didn’t recognize me.”
(I am totally making all this up as I go along. this doctor is gonna have me baker acted :P)
AJ B. (GM): “and I believe on admission it was stated you lived with Melo correct?”
Ambrose Betamax: “Yup. The good one though. he was here just a little while ago.”
Ambrose Betamax listlessly pets Albion.
AJ B. (GM): The doctor looks at Vault. “This robot is his correct?”
Vault: “Your assessment is correct.” He’d even turn his head at being addressed.
Ambrose Betamax: “Vault, could you ask melo to verify his side of what happened to me so I don’t get thrown into an asylum?”
Vault: “Acknowledged, Ambrose. I am transmitting your request now.”
AJ B. (GM): “While you are at it, would you kindly request that Ambrose be allowed to answer some questions privately.”
The doctor glares at Vault and looks down concerned at Ambrose
Ambrose Betamax: (oh dear, I think…OMG HAHA)
(this is gonna be awesome)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (I think the doctor may have a craving for some venison )
Ambrose Betamax: (I think the doctor might think Melo was abusing me :P)
Vault: “My apologies sir. My current assignment is to remain present at all times to ensure Ambrose’s safety. Your current access levels do not define you as a threat, but the Commander places a high priority on Ambrose’s safety and security.” The droid would even turn to face the doctor, but hands would still be at rest in a general, non-threatening way. “Ambrose, the Commander has acknowledged your request and advised he will be on premises shortly to verify your story.”
Ambrose Betamax: “Thank you vault! You are much cooler than your evil mirror counterpart. He was painted red. At least i think it was paint.”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor nods and seems to grow even more concerned. “Ambrose, I still have questions but I left one of my other patients waiting. Please excuse me.” As he steps out the door.
Ambrose Betamax: "He was called “safe” which is odd."
“ok, doctor. I’ll just tell vault about his evil otherside dude.”
“He was an interrogation bot! lotsa knives and needles and stuff.”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor is gone for about 15 minutes before he returns and apologizes. “I am sorry about that. So I came in at the end of that, tell me more about this other Vault.”
Ambrose Betamax: “oh, well he was the worst, he didn’t even ask me questions, he just did bad things to me while I was strapped to a chair. I Don’t have an appendix anymore by the way.”
AJ B. (GM): Melo upon your arrival at the hospital you find yourself stopped by two rather large and unhappy looking men who state that you may not proceed beyond the front desk.
Ambrose Betamax: “Also, appendix’s look gross.”
Vault listens passively as Ambrose comments on his experience. “Interrogation and medical procedures are not part of my standard programming.” Statements of fact, he’s full of them.
Ambrose Betamax: “seriously vault, you’re practically cuddly compared to him.”
“his head was like, a sphere shape with teeth and stuff painted all over it. spooky.”
Melo: “There something wrong?” He seems a bit clueless, but he’d comply with no issue. “I was asked to come over and confirm something for Ambrose.”
AJ B. (GM): “By your robot, who refuses to leave the room, and is obviously in contact with you. Correct?”
Melo: “That’d be correct. He’s currently under orders to keep watch over Ambrose and make sure nothing happens to him. He’s a bit of a chaos magnet.”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor nods. “So what is this other Melo like Ambrose?”
Ambrose Betamax: “He was the sort that uses people and then throws them away.He told the robot what to do for the torture.”
AJ B. (GM): The two men look at each other. “Unfortunately we have been told to detain you here until you are willing to have your robot give Ambrose some privacy to answer a few of the doctors questions.”
Ambrose Betamax sounds oddly happy-go-lucky talking about this, but that’s the meds.
AJ B. (GM): The doctor asks. “Can you describe what he looked like?”
Ambrose Betamax: "Well uh, He didn’t have that same visor thing, he had two metal looking eyes like, in the sockets, with antennas sticking out where the black bit would be.
Melo gave a shrug before taking a seat in the waiting room. “No problems with me, as long as you’re not detaining a class three citizen against their will. Currently, Vault is in compliance with all peacekeeper protocols for standing guard.”
Ambrose Betamax: “Which was really creepy by the way.”
“hey, where’s Melo? wasn’t he coming?”
AJ B. (GM): The two of them shrug. “May be so, but until he leaves the room and the doctor can ask what he needs to you’re going to have to stay here. We’d much rather you just let the doctor ask his questions. Is having a robot in the room really so important to you?”
The doctor looks up at Vault then back at Ambrose. “I’m sure he’s on his way. Traffic at this time of day can be truly terrible. So Ambrose, when was the first time you saw this alternate dimension?”
Melo: “Frankly, yes. The last time I left Ambrose alone, I ended up having to bring him here. Not that I don’t trust the doctor or anything, but better safe then sorry. Besides, anything the doctor needs to ask him should be something he’s able to ask in the presence of an agent of the law.”
Ambrose Betamax: “I got pulled through a mirror during a party at a nobles place.”
AJ B. (GM): They both laugh at that. “You hear that Carl. Because he’s an Agent of Lawrrr, he’s got the right to keep tabs on anyone he wants.” The other one nods. “Absolutely Sid, taint like dey tend to abuse duh population that comes here or nuttin now is it?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Quietly waits in expectation for Melo to go Judge Dredd on their ass)
AJ B. (GM): The nurse at the front desk glares at the two of them though they take no notice.
The doctor nods. “So can you show me this dimension if I get you a mirror?”
Ambrose Betamax: “In fact, the leah there was the only bright spot in the whole thing. On that side she’s like a nun or something super religious, wouldn’t do drugs or anything, and cleaned me up after all the torture. Cried a lot, too.”
“I don’t know. The only reason I could see it was because I’d looked into a specific one.”
“It was cursed or something. We didn’t know what it did until we asked the boss lady about it.”
“This sounds like an old episode of star trek, I probably sound nuts.”
Melo: “Right there with you on that one. Best way to fix it’s from within. The abuses need to stop, and Dee-Bees need their equal rights.” Mockery aside, the message and meaning was there. “I’m just glad they removed the capitol punishment for minor offences law that went on the books for a few days.”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor smiles “It’s a crazy world we live in Ambrose. So tell me how long have you known Melo?”
Ambrose Betamax: (er. I dunno :P)
Melo: (Uhh.. 4-5 years? We.. really need to fill this out.)
(Less if Ambrose isn’t from Germany)
AJ B. (GM): The two thugs seem legitimately caught off guard. “Yeah that was a stupid move by the admins no doubt.” Sid nods his agreement. They both go quiet for a while as if not sure what to say next.
Melo: (But I think the Betamax tribe was decidedly European? AJ and Blind?)
Ambrose Betamax: “A long time. I saved his life a long time ago, but I don’t really remember that day. He said he owed me his life and would keep me alive for like, ever.”
“and I said Oh, ok. and we were together ever since.”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor raises an eyebrow at that. “Does it ever seem like he resents protecting you?”
(and yeah, betamax was definitely one of the european tribes from what I can recall)
Ambrose Betamax: “naaaaw I think he likes the adventures. Sometimes he sighs when I do something that puts me in a lot of danger though.”
Melo shrugs a bit. “They had their reasons, but they went a little too far pushing that one though. You hear they got power back in the M-Quarter just a few days ago, finally? Should finally be getting some proper medical staff out there, too, I hope.”
AJ B. (GM): “Well, that’s good to hear. This place can only keep up with so much, and kind of rubs wrong that priority is based on their value in trade.”
The doctor looks at Ambrose. “Adventures? Like what for instance?”
Ambrose Betamax: “we do a lot of mercenary type work, or we did before we came here anyways. I help!”
Melo: “Yeah. One step at a time though, right? I’m just glad as hell folks like you are willing to help bridge the gap. I don’t know what I’d have done if the nearest care was on the far side of town for him. Think either one of you might be willing to deal with the commute if it means letting them know we care for their well being, locally? I mean, don’t get me wrong, pay likely wouldn’t be anywhere near as good, and I’m not one of the recruiters’re anything, but.. I’m just trying to think what we can do to try and get rid of all the animosity towards D-Bees and help build the bridge back up so that they’ll at least start trusting humans to not always be looking for ways to subjugate ’em.”
Ambrose Betamax: “also, I tend to be a magnet for crazy stuff.”
AJ B. (GM): “Can if they need it I suppose, but we’re just security here. No real medical training.” Sid looks over at Carl “Half the quarter is bigger and tougher en us no doubt.”
Ambrose Betamax realizes that he’s been colorless and albino this whole time since he’d passed out, and turns his fur back to “normal deer” mode
Ambrose Betamax: “uh.cough don’t tell anyone I’m an albino, ok? It’s kind of a thing.”
Melo: “Security isn’t anything to sneeze at. You keep a hell of a lot of good people safe here. And yeah, it’d be a risk, but I’m sure they’ll need a hand down there. Peace keepers and the police can only do so much; even more so when the police’s response is to let them sort it out on their own. The city needs more people like you two though, willing to stand up for what’s right and what you believe in.”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor nods. “Of course not. Has Melo ever made you feel like you need to hide that aspect of yourself?”
Ambrose Betamax: “not really. I don’t think he even knew about it untill recently. It’s only an issue in my tribe, it’s a bad omen, why they threw me out.”
AJ B. (GM): The two guys shake there heads. Sid responds “Ain’t nothing special bout treatin folks like folk. Though has gotten rare. Look you seem like an alright guy.” He looks at Carl “We hate to harp on you but we really need the doc to have a little while alone with the patient.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi walks in and spots Melo and says “Melo may I have a quiet word with you”
AJ B. (GM): The two of them place their hands heavily on Melo’s shoulders. “Can’t let you do that.”
Ambrose Betamax: (Starfox)
Melo: “You two ain’t harping at all. You’re doing your job, and I’m doing mine. Tell you folks what, Room has security cameras, don’t it?” And then he’d turn his head, “What’s up Hoi?” And then to Syd and Carl, “Woah now, hold your horses. Don’t need to be getting physical with me, we’re all on the same side here.”
Ambrose Betamax: (aaaw no one got the joke? :()
AJ B. (GM): The doctor asks “So do you feel like you have to stay with Melo?”
Ambrose Betamax: “No, but I like him fine, so why would I leave?”
AJ B. (GM): The two guys nod. “yeah it’s got security cameras. and it sounds like we are. but a crocman can sound like a little girl, doesn’t make him one.”
Ambrose Betamax: (well it could be a croc-little girl.)
Hoi Hoi Polloi sighs and whispers to Melo “The Mistress aka Cockatrace told me that the Doctor thinks your abusing Ambrose”
Melo: “Tell you two what: Like I said, I’ve got a job that I need to do, and that includes keeping Ambrose safe. Let me talk with my friend over there, and I’ll park the robot outside his room as long as I can keep an eye on Ambrose’s room’s security feed. Nothing against you fine folks, but a healthy dose of paranoia is why he’s still alive.”
Ambrose Betamax: “I mean, look, he even brought all my pets to the hospital with me!”
Ambrose Betamax hugs Jon the weredeer
AJ B. (GM): The guys being within range to put their hands on his shoulders clearly hear this and sigh heavily. “Well, we’re gonna hear about this later and somebodies head is going to roll.”
The doctor nods. “Does he often buy you pets?”
Melo would be more worried about the use of the name of a mob boss around him, in public. Even if they are a known D-Bee sympathizer.
Ambrose Betamax: Not so much buy. Like, Shrodinger here we found in a strange box in a sort of secret place, and Jon here was a security system and filled a whole room before I tamed him, and Albion here hatched from an egg that was a reward for some of my work.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (I whispered it quietly)
Melo: (Yeah, but they’re within arms reach)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (and I whispered Mistress which you know to be what I call Cockatrace)
Ambrose Betamax: “More I love being around animals, I seem myself in them, so whenever it works out, I make a friend.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Forgot to put aka Cockatrace in brackets)
AJ B. (GM): (k so they don’t know who, but they do know what you told him as when someones close enough to do the heavy hand shoulder drop, short of a rock concert in the background they’re going to hear.
Hoi Hoi Polloi casually says to Melo “So about yesterday it was a bit confusing but, is it true about your relationship with the robot? What about Ambroses feelings when claimed to love you… Does the kind of love you share always end up with Ambrose in the hospital”
AJ B. (GM): The two guards blink and look at each other, then at Hoi, then at Melo. “Alright, pointless now, we’re gonna have problems no matter what. Coin toss for who has to go tell the doc?” Carl asks. Sid nods as he pulls out a coin.
Ambrose Betamax: (bahahaha)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (that kind of love as in how a comrade would jump in front of a bullet for you… but its open ended enough to leave it up to interpretation)
AJ B. (GM): The doctor looks even more baffled and writes down some more notes.
Ambrose Betamax: “ooh what are you writing?”
AJ B. (GM): (yeah and from a fully outsider perspective, not having seen any interaction between the two, it now looks even more concerning. lol)
Melo just.. stopped before face palming at Hoi’s question. “Vault is a combat droid that does security, helps with search and rescue, and manual labor when I need a hand fixing something. As far as that goes, the guy saved my life back in Germany. If it weren’t for him, I’d be dead. I’d take a bullet for ‘em, but I’d just as soon take out whatever was going to fire the bullet before it had the chance.” And he’d lean back. “Y’two figure out who you need to tell what, I’m gonna kick back and relax.”
AJ B. (GM): The two finish their coin toss and Carl appears to have lost. “Well at this point, you can either come with me and enjoy seeing the doc turn some neat shades of purple, or wait here and come when he’s verbal again, your choice.”
Sid nods “Was g’ta meet ya, but I’m gonna make myself scarce for a while.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi looks at the guards “Mind if I tag along I want to see how Ambrose is doing”
Melo shrugged, then stood up. “Well, I still need to answer some questions as far as I’m aware, unless things have changed.” And he’d even hold out a hand to Sid, “And keep up the good work. Like I said, you may want to at least check out the goings on down in the M-Quarter. At the least, spread some credits around down there, we both know they need the business.” And then he’d turn to follow Carl.
AJ B. (GM): The doctor looks up. “Various notes, I have to make sure you are in good health. Right now I’ve been keeping notes to check on what your mental state is. After all, you’ve been through quite a shock.”
Ambrose Betamax: (I dunno what Hoi looks like/is btw)
Vault remains otherwise impassive, radar and sensors ever running, intel software reviewing the entire question and answer session time and time again.
Ambrose Betamax: “Yeah, literally, that was part of the stuff they did over there. by the way, do you think whatever they took out of me was important?”
Vault: (To GM) rolling 1d100< 76 Intel, as needed, to put three and three together
= 1 Successes
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (AJ can you enlarge the character pic so Ambrose can see what I look like)
Ambrose Betamax: (Ooooh ok I see it)
AJ B. (GM): Carl nodded at Hoi “I’m gonna catch hell no matter what, not like I can get more burnt”
Ambrose Betamax: (so your a large jungle lady?)
(Thanks AJ ^^)
AJ B. (GM): (np)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (With lots of tattoo’s and wearing clothes made of leaves and other jungle things)
Ambrose Betamax: (Ambrose would probably like you :P)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (fashionable leaves…)
(Just don’t smoke around me I don’t want my clothes to catch on fire)
(or in your case… don’t eat my clothes)
Ambrose Betamax: “I hope I can go soon, doctor. I think the next job is gonna be cool, they were talking about big water guns. I’m hoping For nerf though.”
AJ B. (GM): Carl walks into the office after a brief knock. “Uhh, hey doc.” The doctor turns bright red. “Seeing as you’re here and the robot is still here, I am not going to be pleased unless you are here to inform me you recently had to knock out a disruptive peacekeeper. Are you here to tell me that?”
Ambrose Betamax: “Hello person!”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Did Carl mind if I tagged along?)
Melo would likely walk in in short order, once the door was opened, should Carl not be otherwise blocking the entryway. He’d let the orderly do the talking, however.
Ambrose Betamax: “If you want you can cuddle my friends, all but Albion here, She’s not a pet. I’m pretty sure she’s a lot smarter than I am too.”
AJ B. (GM): (no he did not)
(so I presume the three of you are all there at this point)
Melo is, yep.
Ambrose Betamax: “hiiiiiii!”
Hoi Hoi Polloi peeks in and waves at Ambrose “How you doing?”
Ambrose Betamax: “I’m doing fine Tall lady! This doctor is having me tell him all the stuff that’s, like, ever happened ever.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi smiles “Has the doctor taken out the doll yet… I heard that the questions get interesting when dolls get taken out”
Ambrose Betamax: “There’s a doll?! cool!”
(Ambrose is still on pain stuff I think?)
Melo: “Glad to hear it.” He’d even smile a bit, “So, you said you needed me to verify something?” Well, he hasn’t been asking the droid for status updates, after all.
AJ B. (GM): Carl shakes his head as the two of you step in and the doctor turns full on deep plum purple and stutters out syllables. “Look doc, someone in here passed it through the grapevine. She came in and let him know. So really no point to the usual steps. If you want I can bust some skulls but he seems to legitimately care.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “I’m not sure Ambrose, it may be a myth but I heard that doctors use dolls to help sick people sometimes”
Ambrose Betamax: “Well, what happened to me is pretty hard to believe, all the mirror stuff.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “A mirror?”
Ambrose Betamax: “Oh, is it like magic? There was doll magic that the tribe next to ours used that used like, hair and teeth from people.”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor seems to be baffled by the conversations going on around him and just falls back sitting down on the edge of Ambrose’s bed careful to avoid his legs."
Ambrose Betamax: “They all wore top hats, it was pretty cool.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Well when I was a kid and I was sick they used to give me a doll to play with so I don’t get lonely… And then the nurses would joke with me saying little girl show me on the doll where the bad man touched you… And I would point to the arm where the shoulders where the mean boy touched and pushed me and caused me to fall and hurt myself”
Ambrose Betamax: “oh. I’d have to like, submerge it in something for that to work this time though.”
AJ B. (GM): Carl leans against the wall next to the door. As the doc begins to calm down he sighs “Fine. Let’s talk about this straight.”
Melo sighs at that. “Yeah.. I still don’t know why I let you keep that thing. I’m just hoping we can do something to help you get over your issues with mirrors, but.. I’m still pretty leery of letting you around them again.” And then he’d shrug, taking threats quite casually; he’s got a robotic death machine in close quarters with two humans. He’s not that worried.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Hey Ambrose why dont we use an imaginary doll?”
Ambrose Betamax: We can use jon here, he’s cuddly."
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “I guess he would be a much better reference”
Ambrose Betamax: “or we could just assume that where I have wounds…”
AJ B. (GM): “Ambrose displays a disturbingly long list of characteristics indicative of being in an abusive relationship and coping with it through a fantasy world.”
Melo: (For reference: Jon is a deer.. monster.. thing, that kinda resembles a big rig or a full sized bus in general shape, with 4 (Or more) legs, but is the size of a rat)
Ambrose Betamax: (he was the size of a house before though)
AJ B. (GM): (and has armadillo plates)
Ambrose Betamax: (well, ambrose thinks he’s cuddy.)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: "Well we can see where the wounds are but not how they happened, thats why we use the doll to act it out)
Ambrose Betamax: “Ooooh I get it.”
AJ B. (GM): “So Melo, can you explain to me, why you feel a need to hurt him? Do you have some kind of personal issue with D-bees or just a resentment towards him?”
Ambrose Betamax: “And doctor, abuse? by who?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi whispers to Ambrose “I think he means Melo, and since you love him I am unsure why he would call it abuse”
Ambrose Betamax: “What? Melo’s never hurt me any.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi nods at Ambrose “Indeed, love doesn’t hurt anyone”
Ambrose Betamax: (lol)
“Oh, you think he’s into me? I’d…be open to that…I thought he liked vault though.”
Melo: “..Yeah. He’s a chaos magnet, and a d-bee from a race that has a tribe mentality. You treat D-bee’s doc; they don’t live by our standards or our concepts, you should know this.” Well, he’s flat with his tone, “I deal with him on a daily basis, and he drives me insane because
he doesn’t think like us at all, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t lay down my life for ‘em. As for hurting ’em? Shit man, his girlfriend has done more to hurt him then I have. Only time I hurt him is when I let him go off and do something stupid anyways after I tell him what he’s about to do is dumb and liable to result in him getting hurt, like getting between a druggie and their fix.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “I doubt that their is anyone in the world not capable of loving you Ambrose”
Ambrose Betamax: (aaaw)
“I like this lady, Melo.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Especially with the same kind of love excessive love that Melo has for you, its hard not to see someone putting forth such effort to not love someone as cute as you to death”
“It’s almost like he thinks of you as some kind of rare treasure a flower to be protected”
Hoi Hoi Polloi motions towards the robot
AJ B. (GM): The doctor stares at Melo and growls, damn cybernetics. “Alright, fine, let say I believe you, all evidence to the contrary, he stumbled into an alternate dimension with duplicate people and isn’t simply making up a fantasy to deal with the only person not to leave him beating him to a pulp. Lets pretend I’m that gullible for a few minutes. How do I know you didn’t just have a pat answer prepared for the eventuallity someone caught on to this fact and wanted to actually protect Ambrose?”
Ambrose Betamax: “so uh, I guess if you think I’m in a fantasy world, nothing I say will be taken as being true? Aaw. I’ll talk to my cat then.”
AJ B. (GM): “No Ambrose I believe you see the real world, and are here with us right now.”
“But I believe there are times where Melo gets angry, or starts hurting you, where you slip into this mirror world.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi glances at the doctor “You could release him into my custody, I will take responsibility and if Melo tries to do anything to Ambrose… I will make sure to stop it”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor looks at your clothing. “Unfortunately, I don’t think I can do that in good concience.”
“For that matter who are you?”
Ambrose Betamax: “I dunno, I only met her last time she was here with everyone.”
AJ B. (GM): Carl responds. “She is the woman who let Melo know what he was in for.”
Ambrose Betamax: “She seems really nice though.”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor growls “Ok yeah, that is definitely not happening then.”
Ambrose Betamax: “I like her leaves, they make me hungry though.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “I’m Hoi Hoi Polloi and I have been offered the services of this group to help me deal with a problem of extreme importance”
AJ B. (GM): “Whatever the problem is, the wellbeing of my patient takes priority.”
Ambrose Betamax: “All I know is there are squirt guns.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi covers herself up as the doctor looks at her and mutters “Pervert”
AJ B. (GM): (it would have been so easy to make this guy into Dr. scratchnsniff)
Melo will have to admit, not having a window to the soul by the eyes has some major perks to it. “Frankly doc, y’don’t.” And then he’d turn, and laugh at Hoi’s comment. “The last time I released him to someone else’s guardianship, I was given a warrant for that person’s arrest because they told someone not to mess with him.” And then he’d shake his head, and look back to the doctor. “Listen doc, by the looks of it, you’ve made your mind up that my friend here is suffering from delusions and denial, I abuse him because he’s a D-bee, and that the supernatural doesn’t happen. I’ll tell you the same thing I told Carl in the lobby: If it wasn’t for this man, I’d be dead. I owe him my life, and I’d lay mine down for him. I doubt there’s a thing I can say that’ll make you think I don’t abuse him short of breaking all kinds of city laws.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi stands up to her full height and then looks the doctor in the eyes and smiles “This group was hired by me if you are not going to release my employee then you will have to pay for a replacement. Do you have a couple of thousand dollars at your disposal to recoup my losses and time?”
Ambrose Betamax is now confused at this whole conversation, and muses internally about what that organ they took out did."
AJ B. (GM): The doc looks straight back at Hoi and grins. “This hospital is funded, founded and backed by the Administration of the city of Melbourne. They may not care about my patients as people, but they do care about them as bargaining chips. They might reimburse you if they feel its worth their time, but do you know what happens when one person fights the government MA’AM”
Ambrose Betamax: “er….please don’t call us bargaining chips.”
Melo resists the urge so say ‘Yeah doc. I win. Its why the M-Quarter has power’
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Indeed they find out that a mercenary organisation that spans worlds and dimensions has enough power and influence that bending over and taking it is the only possible thing they can do”
Ambrose Betamax: “hey, uh, is it important that they took an organ out of me?”
Melo sighs. “Fuck’n hell guys. Do I need to get Administrator Giv—” And he’d stop, “Who did?”
Ambrose Betamax: “the mirror vault.”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor turns to Ambrose and nods. “I apologize, it is not how those of us here see you. Unfortunately your ‘friend’ appears to be under the impression she can threaten me with simple theatrics. and apparently has severe delusions of her own, mercenary armies cost money, which people who have it don’t threaten over getting it.”
The doctor stops and shakes his head. “My apologies, I had intended to go over that with you this morning but got caught up in other things. I can assure you our staff are extremely qualified and were able to resolve the issue.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Oh its not about the money its about the man power”
“And the time and effort spent looking for decent help”
Ambrose Betamax: “oh. do you know what that organ was? do I need to like, take anything?”
Melo did that blink thing, before looking back at the doctor. “Wait a sec, he’s missing an organ? What organ?” And he’d actually look a bit worried, “What’s he missing? What do we need to do to get it replaced?”
AJ B. (GM): “I can assure you he is no longer missing it. Due to doctor patient confidentiality I can not say anymore.”
Ambrose Betamax: “Cause it hurt a lot when they took it out. All the colors looked wrong for like an hour after, too.”
“I guess I can find out next time I’m alone with you then?”
Melo calmed a bit at that, “Understandable. Shit man..” He’d pace just a bit, “I knew he was bad when I brought him in, but I didn’t know he was
AJ B. (GM): “It was a nonvital organ and we could have left it out, but most patients prefer all their parts intact.”
Carl pipes up. “Umm doc, speaking of confidentiality, wouldn’t that prove it to you?”
The doc looks at Melo and says “He’s a peacekeeper.”
Melo nods. “Good.. Yeah, with their physiology, who knows what the fuck they all do.” And he’d stop, and look up, “Yeah. What about it?”
AJ B. (GM): Carl shrugs. “I’m not sure how he got that badge, but it wasn’t the normal training here.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Does the city have a way to detect use of magic?)
AJ B. (GM): (they have a couple, but most simply boil down to, dont get caught on tape mouthing words and making hand gestures right before something really weird happens)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (lol nice I dont need any words lol)
AJ B. (GM): (It’s a big brother state but by outlawing magic and only allowing psy they limit their methods of detecting it)
Melo is likely about to be put into a
very bad position, between the law and a party member. He can come up with a way to get someone out of minor offences, but magic use? For someone he’s known for a day and a half, on camera? That’s going to be quite difficult.
AJ B. (GM): The doc looks at Melo again and stares into those unblinking mechanical eyes and again curses the fucking things.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Ambrose what did that mirror you were talking about look like?”
Ambrose Betamax: “It was smallish and grey. I think something was in the middle of the bit you look at.”
“I er, used it to trap a guy with no fashion sense that was trying to possess me.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi takes out a small hand mirror with no handles and says “Like this?”
Ambrose Betamax: (Is it a similar/same mirror?)
Melo just stairs right back at the doctor. “You’re looking for something that isn’t there doctor.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Its just a standard small mirror)
(Up to the GM how similar it is)
AJ B. (GM): (not really, ornate ivory handmirror kind you’d find in old timey rich dresser)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (wouldnt a jungle mirror have ivory on it?)
Ambrose Betamax: “it was older and was kind of sculptural, like a bas relief on the back,”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (what is the law on magic items?)
Ambrose Betamax: (Ambrose often has wierd arbitrary knowledge of culture for no reason)
Melo: (Illegal. Highly.)
Ambrose Betamax: (not that that stops us)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (lol so the magic mirror would be illegal)
Ambrose Betamax: (even my cat is magic)
AJ B. (GM): (yep, basically on par with being caught with a wmd)
(that hasn’t stopped Melo from carrying it around lol)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (what if you didnt know it was magic?)
Melo: (Technically, it is. That’d be part of why Melo was leery of your water cannon)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (in the revised book it isnt magical… for some reason)
AJ B. (GM): (then you get questioned until you can convince someone you didn’t know something)
Ambrose Betamax: (And the microwave of amazing thing, and the skewer of meltyness.)
AJ B. (GM): (do you know how hard it is to convince someone of what you Don’t know)
Melo is currently having this conversation with a doctor.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (im tempted to have one of my animal tattoos spring forth from the mirror and take off with the doctor proving the dimensional mirror theory)
AJ B. (GM): The doc sighs “Look, theres maybe one method that would convince me, and either, I need Ambrose to come alone, or I have to drag you along blindfolded with ears plugged peacekeeper”
Hoi Hoi Polloi looks at Melo “Does the doctor have that kind of authority?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (oh AJ how far is the nearest atlantean dimensional pyramid the one I used to come here?)
AJ B. (GM): (I still have to figure out exact distance)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Cool cause we may want to use it as a way to conveniently dispose of annoying people)
Melo: “Doc, like I said, the last time I left him alone and out of my sight, this happened. I know you’re a good guy, but he’s a chaos magnet. Things
happen around him. Like I wanted to ask Carl to let me do, I’m willing to have Vault step outside the room as long as I can keep an eye on the security camera feed. I don’t need the audio, I just need to make sure you’re not trying to hurt him, that he isn’t suddenly frantic, and that the room didn’t suddenly develop a demon infestation.”
Ambrose Betamax: (Well, maybe Ambrose really IS a bad omen :P)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Maybe Ambrose should make a movie called The Omen…)
Ambrose Betamax: (Oh hoi, exposition for you: Ambrose is an albino, which you saw last time you visited, he hides this when he can as to his tribe, being born albino is ab ad omen. So now he looks like a normal deer thanks to his camo fur.)
(so he looks different than last time you saw him.)
AJ B. (GM): “Unfortunately none of those are plausible options at this point. The point of having vault removed was to avoid you knowing he talked to me so he would not fear repercussion if he told the truth. You know what we have been discussing so that point is moot. You wish to claim he is perfectly safe living with you, but for that I need direct proof, there are only a couple of methods I can think of, and either Ambrose comes alone, or I need you to come with me, you may leave Vault with him but you will need to have your senses denied to you for a brief time.”
Ambrose Betamax: “what would we be doing? mind reading or something?”
Melo thought for a moment. “Ambrose, you trust him? Your call.” a thumb jerked at the doc.
AJ B. (GM): The doc simply says “or something”
Ambrose Betamax: “so far all he’s done is worry about me and take notes. I think he’s ok.”
“besides, not to be rude, doctor, but if you were to try something, I think I could take you. I can run at 60 miles per hour you know.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Perhaps the doctor is trying to keep you here so he can experiment on you?”
Ambrose Betamax: “well, I am fascinating.”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor turns bright red and actually throws a punch at Hoi
(and yes he is a normal frail human from all sensory input)
Melo: “Alright. Vault, guard duty outside the door. Disable audio pickups for the next fifteen minutes. I’ll be in the lobby if you need me.” And he’d stand, “Doc, I know this likely doesn’t help my case any, but if anything happens in here—” Oh, fuck.
Ambrose Betamax: (uh, retconning my last statement since he punched)
Vault: rolling 1d20 (Reaction time)
Ambrose Betamax: “Oh dear.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (does the punch land ?)
Ambrose Betamax: (even if it does, is he really a threat?)
(I’m drugged, so I assume I can’t react.)
Vault: (Depends on the doc’s speed compared to a death bot’s reaction to put a hand between the doc and Hoi)
AJ B. (GM): (unless you dodge or otherwise attempt to stop it yeah Hoi it lands)
Ambrose Betamax: (uh, has vault been ordered to protect her?)
Hoi Hoi Polloi pretends to be hurt by the punch and fly’s back into the wall with all her strength
Vault: (The doc has taken hostile action in the room. That’s enough to warrant a reaction from the droid… Followed closely by protect Hoi)
AJ B. (GM): (which nicely prevents him from noticing your MD skin, well done)
The doc growls “Never imply I would do something so cruel and callous again.”
Vault would, in short order, be found between Hoi and the doctor.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (the wall should be broken)
Ambrose Betamax: “uh….as I was saying, I think he’s ok.”
Melo: “Vault, STAND DOWN!”
Ambrose Betamax kind of rolls his eyes at the carnage. he’d probably be worried if he wasn’t on some amazing meds.
AJ B. (GM): (D-bee hospital, in a city where they are treated as second class citizens. Lots of MD patients, eventually you start just putting the walls together for what the building is used for)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (ahhh)
Melo: (It doubles as a prison!)
Hoi Hoi Polloi gasps “The doctor just assaulted me…”
Ambrose Betamax: (Insurance!)
AJ B. (GM): “and you insulted my practice, my profession, my ethics, and my way of life Miss.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi looks at Melo “What are the protocols/law for self defense in such circumstances?”
Melo: “Doc, c’mon, outside with me, now.” Solider mode was activated, a hand at the doc’s shoulder. “We don’t need this to happen in here. Hoi, you’re a big girl, you can take it.” Culture or not, preventing this from going down was important.
AJ B. (GM): The doc barks at Carl “Watch them.” and follows Melo outside.
Vault wouldn’t be taking any aggressive actions, but he’d remain between Hoi and the doctor, physically.
AJ B. (GM): Carl chuckles once the door is closed “Nice dive lady.”
Ambrose Betamax smiles a bit.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (does the doctor leave before Melo can answer?)
Melo: “Doctor, what the fuck were you thinking in there? There is a fucking
kill bot standing four feet away and you throw a punch at someone? In a hospital?! An insult or not, you need to think before you act!”
Melo wouldn’t have answered; he was more concerned with preventing Hoi from being able to enact her rights. Prevent the fight before it escalates, then worry about retaliation.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (oh if he doesn’t answer than before the doctor left I would of went up and slapped him)
Melo would have had the doctor out of the room hopefully before Hoi even stood up.
AJ B. (GM): (init roll from you two then)
Melo: (Hopefully, mind you)
rolling 1d20+2 (Or 2
Ambrose Betamax: (Oh god, a slap from her could kill him)
Melo: (Not at that speed!)
Ambrose Betamax: (LOL)
(so she prob gets in a poetry reading before slapping him)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: 5 Initiative
Melo: (Haha. Nice)
AJ B. (GM): (well unless Hoi botches I’d say she gets to slap the doctor and that would be very fucking sad but she does)
(ok so how restrained are you going on that slap?)
Ambrose Betamax: (please don’t kill the nice doctor)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Iet me see what it does since I am going to use the supernatural strength tattoo)
Ambrose Betamax: (oh god)
AJ B. (GM): (you’re going to break his neck with a single slap)
Ambrose Betamax: (his head will go through several walls)
AJ B. (GM): (I am going to say that flat out, with that tat active even on a pulled punch that is the Least damage he is likely to suffer)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (oh umm wait just a quick question? would the doctor after what he did to me and how he is abusing his power count as an innocent?)
Ambrose Betamax: (was he abusing it?)
Melo: (I think he was incited.. But using a tat would take an action, no?)
Ambrose Betamax: (Until the punch it looked like he was trying to do his job)
AJ B. (GM): (He hasn’t abused his power, he saw what is a legitimate concern and has treated it in the manner he can best accomplish it. the innocent thing is debatable on the punch as he thought you were just a particularly tall and confident human woman)
(so the moral debate there becomes the fact that he would have simply broken his hand on your flesh Litterally, does that make him a noncombatant because he can’t hurt you even though he tried to do so)
(and yes using a tat would take an action so Melo would probably get him out the door before the slap)
(so yeah, if you want to get that slap in, going to have to do it without the tat)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (yep it takes a round so I guess I would slap him with the full force of my M.D hand)
Melo: (Oh god)
Ambrose Betamax: (well shit)
(I liked that doc, too.)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Fine like a female I just pull on his hair with my full strength)
Ambrose Betamax: (lol, suddenly he becomes bald)
AJ B. (GM): (what is your PS and what type of PS is it, and honestly either or, I’m just here to give the results of actions lol)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (31 P.S and normal strength)
(apparently at 7th level I can activate tattoos with a thought)
AJ B. (GM): (Alright just checking since everythings been ooc pulling hair?)
(and yeah pure concentration, but still takes a melee action to activate it)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (yep pulling his hair trying to remove all of it without scalping him)
AJ B. (GM): (alright, roll an entangle, think thats most appropriate here)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Since I know martial arts he is lucky I do not do my special technique.. Monkeys steals the peach)
Ambrose Betamax: (1,000 years of pain)
Vault: (Should be base unless you have things that give + to entangle; Level 4 MA has no plus to it)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (I know my macro didnt take into account not adding damage..)
19 To entangle
AJ B. (GM): (well, currently what we have is Melo was attempting to lead the doc out so nothing he can do about it. The doc doesn’t see it coming, which leaves Vault and Ambrose with the options of doing something or just letting it happen.
Vault: rolling 1d20 (Init; stand down order was to keep him from decking the doctor; this is now an unprovoked attack according to programming, hopefully)
AJ B. (GM): )
And vault fails to stop this. As the doc leaves the room you manage to grab a large hunk of his hair and create a bald spot he screeches in pain and tries to turn around only to find the door being held shut by Carl, who is trying to surpress a grin.
Hoi Hoi Polloi braids the hair into a lanyard
Vault would have reacted, o’corse, but his placement in the room and that stand down order prevented it from being close enough to stop the woman from attacking. At least once the doctor was taken from the room, the droid would place himself between the woman and the room’s exit.
Ambrose Betamax is surprised enough by this to turn white again for a moment before catching himself.
AJ B. (GM): The doctor rubs his head and growls out low and loud. “That Cunt.”
Melo wouldn’t berate the doctor (Retcon the before things happened bit); instead he’d be more worried about the doctor’s well being. “Fuck! You alright?” He’d be place himself between the doctor and the door, just in case, “..Yeah, but you’re a doctor. You don’t lash out and punch someone, let alone someone dressed like that, who’s taller then you. You work with D-Bees every day, you know better then this! What if she’s just one of those ones that
looks like a human but can rip a tank in half?”
Ambrose Betamax: “um. well, that was sudden.”
AJ B. (GM): Carl leans against the door on the inside and looks at the occupants of the room. “Yknow lady, was your pride really worth pissing him off? You took that dive willingly enough”
(slight retcon of earlier version from him)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “It was better than killing him”
Melo would quickly follow this comment by tapping his comms, “Vault, give me 30 seconds, then escort Lady Hoi off the premises” And he’d turn back to the doctor, “C’mon, lets get somewhere out of sight and get that looked at.”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor looks at Melo, “Doesn’t matter. Someone insults my proffession and reputation then yeah I’m going to haul off on them period. Do you know how many empty rooms this hospital has?”
Ambrose Betamax: “well. As I was saying, I think he’s an ok guy. Shinier now though.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Besides I was probably correct considering how violent that doctor was, to hit a lady… He must be the lowest of the low”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor refuses to move. “I don’t need to be looked at. I need to finish up with my patient.”
Melo: “With the ‘shoot to kill for minor offences’ law that was passed, I’m guessing not enough. And fine, but I want to be out of the way if she goes on the war path.”
Vault would wait the requested 30 seconds before turning to the rather strong woman. “Lady Hoi, The Commander has requested that I escort you off the premises. Would you please comply peacefully with his request?”
AJ B. (GM): Carl shakes his head. "You insulted his craft and his reputation. This hospital, we don’t get a lot of D-bees willing to walk in. Insinuatin we experiment on em. He likely sees it as a personal assault on the work and coming from another human that makes you one of those glorified ‘superior species’ types. He likely thinks you’re just here for the deer so you can tell off jokes and say ‘Its alright, my friend is a d-bee’ "
Carl looks over at Vault. “Sorry tin can, ain’t moving from this door until doc is ready to come back in, and the lady is ready to not tear pieces off him. Bastard is stubborn as a mule and won’t leave his patient middle of an exam short of being forced or dead.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions, he can assume what he wants but acting without a shred of proof makes him a bigot”
AJ B. (GM): “You did insult his craft and his reputation. It’s not like he came out of nowhere with that. You’ve referred to the d-bee as an employee and indicated your services from him hold more value then his health”
Vault responds with a simple “Acknowledged.” to Carl’s comment.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Being well averse with peoples health considering the amount of damage I have had to deal it out to people Ambrose seems to be in perfect health except for fact he is being detained and held against his will which is similar to kidnapping”
Hoi Hoi Polloi then turns and looks at Ambrose “Can you explain to me a little bit about the dimension you traveled to?”
AJ B. (GM): The doctor seems to calm down after a few deep breaths and doesn’t seem to have calmed down much but knocks on the door to let Carl know to move.
Ambrose Betamax: “well, hmm. it’s really difficult to explain…it’s like everyone was the opposite. The melo there was kind of a sadist, Leah was all into abstaining from drugs and other things, Vault was….”
Hoi Hoi Polloi gathers her thoughts from the weirdest twisted parts of her subconscious to recall Lore in regards to Different Dimensions 1 Successes
Vault: “Thank you, Sir.” And then his torso would rotate, “Lady Hoi, would you please follow me?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “No thanks I am talking with my friend Ambrose”
AJ B. (GM): Carl looks over at Hoi. “Look lady, not all injuries are visual, and some of the unseen ones run deep. You want it on your head if somebody gets beaten to hell and then you send em home and find them back in here two weeks later because they ‘fell down some stairs’ ?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (what does my Lore: Dimensions tell me about the place Ambrose describes)
Hoi Hoi Polloi sighs and looks at Carl “Hes a mercinary he can take care of himself in regards to self defense and he has mentioned he can run 60 mph which I doubt anyone here can. But the mission I require them for which includes Ambrose is one in which many lives are at stake, if we don’t take care of the problem many people will likely end up dying”
Vault: “Understood. My present orders are to escort you from the premises. You are no longer authorized to be in this room.” Yep, that’d be a grapple check to take hold of Hoi’s arm. He’s a robot, after all. No attempt to cause physical harm, but there would defiantly be an attempt for physical movement.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Under whose authority do you have the right to remove me from the premises”
Vault: “At the request and authority of Commander Melo Craft, Peacekeeper badge PK2246D3.” Well, he’s blunt in his answer.
Ambrose Betamax: “vault, I’m not sure melo actually has the authority to just throw people out of public uildings.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Considering he has been requested to assist me in my mission that places him under my command which technically includes you”
AJ B. (GM): Carl looks at whats going on and shakes his head. “If he is acting on his own time yes. When acting in his capacity as a Peacekeeper he has some pretty heavy authority in this city.”
Vault wouldn’t respond verbally; he has his orders, and Hoi has not been granted command override authority in any capacity (That doesn’t get granted to
anyone). By now, he’d be attempting to bodily escort Hoi out of the room, weather she likes it or not. This is not going to end well.
Ambrose Betamax: “This is the most violent hospital room I’ve ever been in.”
AJ B. (GM): (alright, so the dimension check didn’t garner you much. Just a recalled rumor of a parallel dimension known as “The Nightlands” that most travelers avoid at all costs)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (prepares to activate her tattoo of supernatural strength located on side should the robot try anything)
Hoi Hoi Polloi looks at Ambrose “From what you have told me you apparently traveled to what could possibly be the nightlands”
Ambrose Betamax: (seriosusly, starting a brawl in my hospital room? :P)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (Don’t worry I will make sure to shape the robots scraps into a nice toy truck as your present)
AJ B. (GM): (anyhow Hoi, if you want to avoid being hauled out by a robot need an opposing roll, likely a dodge)
Ambrose Betamax: (nuuuuu melo’s boyfriend!)
Vault wouldn’t be stopping; he’d be dragging the woman by now, unfortunately. He asked nicely, after all.
Hoi Hoi Polloi bobs, weaves and ducks out of the robots way dodging for 13
Hoi Hoi Polloi: epic fail
Ambrose Betamax: “Nightlands? sounds scary.”
AJ B. (GM): yep, vault has managed to get a hold of you and does manage to get you out the door of the room at least.
Melo is standing right outside the door still, with the doctor who declined to move. “Hoi, do everyone a favor and please go peacefully. I
really don’t want to deal with the paperwork of having to write the both of you up for assault, and we’ve got shit we need to do.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Write me up for assault when I was defending myself for what he did to me?”
“I was even being nice and letting him get away with just losing a bit of hair”
Melo: "Ripping the man’s hair out after he stopped attacking is not self defense!
AJ B. (GM): The doc asks Ambrose to follow him down the hall saying there is someone he wants him to meet, and who can help solve this.
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “It was a reaction against being hit, it took me time to get up after being punched across the room”
AJ B. (GM): (Melo will need a roll to recognize that was a dive, perception please if you intend to have that info)
Melo: rolling 1d20+2
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “It’s almost as if that doctor used magic to get that strong to hit someone such as me that far”
(From AJ B. (GM)): yeah thats enough to recognize it
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Unless hes somehow on drugs like a juicer…”
Melo is clearly getting agitated. “You provoked the man! You LEPT backwards into a wall! Had he jumped on you and continued to try and wail away, you’d be well within your right, but you know full well he couldn’t have hurt you! GAH!” And then another frustrated sigh. “Listen, right now I can either A, place both of you under arrest for assault like I should be doing as a peacekeeper and have the entire city suffer for it, or B, have you walk outside and wait for me and pretend none of this happened. For fucks sake, Vault and the hospital have the
entire fucking thing on camera!”
Melo: (I’m liking being able to use italics)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Sothe camera would show that he attacked me first… and all I said was what I suspected him of doing like he is suspecting you of doing something without proof?”
“It swings both ways you know, if he can throw wild accusations at people then how can he not expect the same?”
“Ambrose would probably like to leave and the doctor is keeping him here regardless of what his wishes… That should be illegal, without no proof the doctor has no legal standing and he is just finishing for evidence to find the proof he doesn’t have to have a reason to legally attain Ambrose”
Melo: "Welcome to Melbourne. The laws here are NOT Fair. It’s a part of life here, and I can’t get them changed when shit like this keeps happening He’s likely a level 4 citizen, and he had halted his attack. Your attacking a higher level citizen in all likelihood,
Ambrose Betamax: “I can go meet your person, doctor…Are they nice?”
Melo is even talking with his hands at this point. He’s just about to ask Vault to take her out of the building by force, and get started on the paperwork.
Hoi Hoi Polloi sighs “Why do I bother trying to save these people, this doctor is just wasting time, who knows what is going to eventually happen”
AJ B. (GM): He nods “Very, I think you’ll like her.” He leads you down the hall to another room with a bird woman with four arms waiting inside and she looks over and says “Ahh, what is it you nEEd todaY Dr. Alsont?” He turns to Ambrose “Ambrose this is Dr. Teelees. She is one of the best here and. Dr. Teelees this is Ambrose. We need your polygraph skills.”
Ambrose Betamax: “Hello!”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: “Fine, if you wish to waste time with this doctors posturing then do so, when your ready to save people come look me up. Should any people get harmed in the meantime then it falls onto his head and in accordance with the laws of my organisation anyone that gets in the way and that allows people to get hurt will be taken care of”
AJ B. (GM): Dr. Teelees smiles and closes her door. “Ambrose, do you like clouds?”
Ambrose Betamax: “Clouds? I like looking at them and seeing things.”
AJ B. (GM): “Would you like to feel one?”
Ambrose Betamax: “hmm? sure, but I can’t jump that high.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: ( are where the camera being kept obvious?)
Melo: “Fine, fine, we’ll deal with it when the time comes. One way or another, I’m going to need a few
days to get support and a crew together. Vault, let her go and please ensure she does not enter the building until I’ve left with Ambrose.”
AJ B. (GM): She smiles and says “please don’t resist” before moving her hands and whispering under her breath.
(some are others aren’t)
Ambrose Betamax: “uh. ok…”
“should I sit down or anything?”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (would detect concealment help?)
AJ B. (GM): (up to you on whether or not you want to roll a spell save here)
Ambrose Betamax: (nope)
Hoi Hoi Polloi states “And all concealed things shall be revealed” and it may or may not have been so… 1 Successes
Ambrose Betamax: (Is she gonna read my mind and start screaming or something?)
AJ B. (GM): (Not enough to spot all the cameras, but you’ve got some idea of where quite a few are)
As she finishes a white cloud forms around you. and she turns to her companion “Ask” he nods and asks Ambrose “Has Melo ever intentionally hurt you or ordered someone else to?”
Ambrose Betamax: “Not that I am aware of…”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (I’m trying to find a spot where I there are no camera’s and it wont be obvious if I summoned something)
Ambrose Betamax: (Am I in a trance or anything?)
AJ B. (GM): (nope, just surrounded by a semi visible cloud a little thicker then normal mist/fog)
“Do you think he would ever want to hurt you?”
Ambrose Betamax: “hey, this feels nice.”
“No, I think he’d do what he could to prevent anyone from hurting me.”
AJ B. (GM): He seems focused on the cloud and seeing no change in it nods and she asks “Are you sure?”
(well theres a couple spots around that it wouldn’t be noticed, the blindspots are rare but they do exist. Unfortunately with the time of day theres also people around.)
Melo: (And you’d have Vault beside you.)
AJ B. (GM): The doctor thinks “Ambrose, is everything you said about the mirror world true?”
Ambrose Betamax: “I am…in fact, he sometimes does things I don’t want him to do to protect me. There was a bunyip I wanted to save once…and he thought it would kill me, so he shot it first.”
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (yeah but I can destroy Vault If I need to)
(no evidence left behind)
AJ B. (GM): (smart money is on that bot winning a fight)
Melo: (Yeah.. Very likely. He’s only a minor death bot)
AJ B. (GM): (It is a literal Deathbot, golden age Nema brand)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (oO from what book?)
AJ B. (GM): (Melo is a soldier out of time, Chaos Earth was where he went for his)
Melo was technically born some 300 odd years ago.
AJ B. (GM): (pretty much all of palladium, with the exceptions of the literal super hero books, is an option for building a character)
(admittedly it’d be an interesting fight to see who came out on top between you and Vault)
Melo: (Honestly, my money is on Hoi; Melo is unarmed and not in his armor)
AJ B. (GM): (oh between Melo and Hoi yeah, Melo dies.)
Hoi Hoi Polloi: (hmm.. I found combot drone in chaos earth book 1)
Melo: (Yeah; Melo wouldn’t be able to do much to help Vault in this one)
AJ B. (GM): (Vault vs Hoi, I think itd be close but I give the edge to Vault)
Ambrose Betamax: “miss bird, you seem like a nice lady….(still a little on pain meds)”
AJ B. (GM): She nods and smiles “Thank you Ambrose. I do believe your friends are likely waiting for you and now that my overprotective compatriot is satisfied for the most part. You may go to them.”
The doc sighs about not getting the question about the mirror world answered
Ambrose Betamax: “is there anything else you want to know?”
AJ B. (GM): The bird lady shakes her head. The doc repeats his last question. “Was everything about the mirror world true?”
Ambrose Betamax: “yes, it was. it was really a bad place.”
“Oh, may I ask what that organ they took was and how you replaced it?’
AJ B. (GM): He nods. "They took out an organ we don’t really have a name for, and if your species has a name for it I don’t know what it was. We think it governed the part of your adaptation that focuses on temperature, so could call it a thermometer I guess. Anyhow, we have a couple D-bees on staff with natural healing abilities.
Ambrose Betamax: “oh. that sounds important. I go to a lot of odd places in our work. Thanks for fixing it…”
Hoi Hoi Polloi wonders around searching for any vampire pressence
AJ B. (GM): The doc nods “Alright, go find your friends. Tell Melo I’m sorry. Tell the psychopath that she should be careful who she insults in this city.”
Ambrose Betamax: “you seem like nice people here….call me if there’s anything I can do to help out?”