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945796 No. 945796 ID: 11f77a

Clothing Damage Sci-Fi RPG.
NSFW with nudity, potential sexual content, and violence against fabric.
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No. 950900 ID: 9e04c9

Are us four the only ones going there? Will we need to use any specialized equipment there? Do we bring our own tools, or do we get any extra pocket money to spend to arm ourselves? Czari floor plans?
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No. 950901 ID: bef60d

>>950896
Might wanna ask for some new pants before ya go.
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No. 950905 ID: 0fae41

What's our window for this op? You want us to take whatever we can walk away with?
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No. 950916 ID: 248dbd

What kind of resistance can we expect to face? Just a few would be pirates with side arms or a bunch of highly trained with military grade gear?

Also would you prefer we handle this? Would you like it if we slipped in and out without anyone know we were there, the exact opposite and send the ship crashing down into the gas giant in flames as we escape with the objective, or don’t really care what we do as long as we get the job done?
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No. 950919 ID: eeb7d9

>>950898
This covered my doubts.
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No. 950922 ID: 4f51b2

>>950896
Veisar: Can I get some new pants boss?
Sertis: Any kind of entertainement for the trip? Or should we use our imagination?
>>950900
He say we are likely the only ones who know about this.
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No. 950933 ID: 9e04c9

>>950922
It's entirely possible to send people there without telling them what the mission is about.
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No. 950941 ID: 094652

"Yes. Why not simply nuke the base from orbit and build your own harvester in its place? I understand it would be extremely expensive compared to hiring us, but the risk of compromise is drastically reduced (especially since the base isn't registered in any database, even the criminal ones) and the probability of eventually mining your own, otherwise unseen exotic matter from the star is a near-certainty. You're gambling your concealment from the underworld when you could simply play the long game and almost certainly win then."
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No. 950942 ID: 864e49

>>950896
Can we just murder the entire crew and bring the ship back?

>>950922
>>950933
>we’ll be the only six people in this city who knows
>this city
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No. 950945 ID: 5b0071

>>950896
Any more details on your contact? If they're still alive, the information you were expecting could be very useful.
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No. 950953 ID: a0dfd2

>>950896

If nobody knows about it, how exactly are we meant to sneak aboard this thing (or into the compound in general) ...?
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No. 950998 ID: d004e0

What exactly are the objectives for this mission, from minimum success to most preferred? Steal some of the exotic matter? All of it? Steal the research data on the exotic matter as well? Destroy the ship after making off with the goods? Capture the ship and "liquidate" the crew so Z'anon can drop his own team in to take over Project Amorphous?

How much does he care about how much evidence we leave behind that the place was hit? He want nobody left alive to tell the tale and all records destroyed? Send the ship crashing into Parada Gaea and make it look like a failed extraction run? Or can we be as loud as we want and leave a huge mess as long as it isn't connected back to him?

There any special handling or hazard info on this concentrated exotic matter he knows that we ought to know? Any known radiation, electrical, gravitational, or chemical hazards? Is it exceptionally dense, meaning we'll need a anti-G hauling rig? How about impact sensitivity? We gonna have to handle it as gentle as nitroglycerin?

How about risks and dangers on the J.H. Czari, from either the crew, the ship and it's systems and materials on the ship? He got the crew composition and count? How well armed are they and how many actually know how to handle themselves in a fight? There any automated internal defense systems? How much internal surveillance is there and how well monitored is it? What about external sensors and weapons systems? And any particularly hazardous materials on the ship we should watch out for? Figure there's some real exciting industrial chemicals used for gas giant mining that would not take kindly to a stray shot. How much are we gonna have to check our fire on board beyond just being on a spaceship?

Now, how are we even going to get on this ship? Z'anon said it's a illicit operation, and it's in a out of the way system, so that means the only ships they're expecting are those they already know. Anyone else dropping into the system is gonna raise alarms. So, unless Z'anon has got a cloaked ship with a quiet hull-cutter boarding system up his sleeve, we're probably gonna be hiding in a ship that's already expected.

Who's the mole on the ship? It's possible the Tripods either took him captive to wring his employer out of him, or they know someone transmitted the info but they don't know it was him and he's laying low or hiding. Either way, he could provide more info on the situation if we make contact. We're gonna need a way to ID ourselves as having the same employer, though.

And what are the odds that the ship's crew know that info about what they've got aboard has been transmitted and they figure somebody is gonna be coming for 'em sooner rather than later so they took action? Can they call in additional defenses? More guards for the ship? Put in other security measures? Or sold the whole lot on to another party and took off or threw in with a stronger group for protection?

What are the chances that another organization has got its eyes on this group of rebellious Tripods and knows about Project Amorphous its value? The Gortians? Figure they'd be keeping extra eyes out for Tripod trouble. Anyone else in the region that might know and have the means to make a move on the ship after we're aboard to stop us? Does anyone, government or otherwise, have a territorial claim on Parada Gaea and may step in?
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No. 952487 ID: 11f77a
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952487

Driga is first to ask, “This ‘Amorphous’… Is it something we’ll only need a sample of? It’s not alive, is it?

Nothing alive can come from a Jupiter with six-hundred million times more pressure than the rock we stand on," replies the client, "Take the whole thing or a sample of this potent element. My contact was never able to visit the labs without authorization. I’m sure you’ll figure out a way to contain it.

Veisar stirs in his chair, “Any more details on this contact of yours? Should we make this a rescue mission--

Not of your concern. I’m paying you to retrieve Amorphous. What information I give is all you need to know.

The Constructor hunches forward in her seat, “Well how would you like this done, bossguy? Stealthily? No witnesses?

Ride it straight into the planet?” adds the Cleaner.

How you go about the heist is entirely up to you; as long as there’s nothing to trace back, and for the best, nothing back to me. No one will mourn a Tripod fleet if matters fall into your hands.
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No. 952488 ID: 11f77a
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952488

A little history lesson for those under a rock: The Tripods used to be the largest military power in the galaxy, now reduced to a sad heap of refugees and resistance fighters. Their weapons of war have been confiscated and melted. They scrounge and use outdated technology that was hidden from the Gortians; cheap equipment compared to today’s standards.

It’s not surprising to see other aliens on board. Maybe hostages. Maybe freedom fighters. Bandits. Pirates. But Tripods alone are cunning and strict.

For a cruiser like this? It’s not built for fighting. CZARI was hijacked with a few of their motifs stapled on. To remain hidden they use Parada Gaea’s presence to block signals. But you’ll use the Jupiter’s advantage to approach undetected. You’ll receive floor plans on the shuttle tomorrow. Take the journey planning your approach.

Sertis shrugs in his chair, “Any fancy toys~? Eh—specialized equipment, of course.

I expect all of you to bring your own devices.

Njar huffs, “Yeah? And how much are we expecting to get paid for all this?

Once I have Amorphous in my possession, you’ll each be rewarded…
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No. 952489 ID: 11f77a
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952489

…50,000 Credits. Non-negotiable.

Veisar chokes. Sertis sits up straight. Driga’s eyes lighten up. Njar’s ears twitch. A mercenary can be set for a long time with that much credit.

The Cleaner makes a faint whistle, the first to regain his composure after the number drop. That’s a looot of Grey to buy.

It seems there are no objections. Good. Moves things along quickly fast.

Veisar pips up, “S-So--What sort of entertainment will be on the shuttle?

None.

O-oh…

Any last comments before I dismiss you all? I must be running soon and I’ll need you four out of the building.

Author’s Note: Veisar will have a change of pants back in his apartment and everyone will have their full costumes at the beginning of the mission. With video game logic imagine all characters to have their main weapons/tools on them even if I don’t draw it visibly on their person. Saves time.
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No. 952492 ID: e7c7d3

That's a level of cash you don't hesitate about. Time time to lose, and get going!
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No. 952497 ID: b1b4f3

Just to confirm and avoid temptation of backstabbing-- if some of us don't make it back, it's still 50k per person, right?
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No. 952500 ID: 9e04c9

50k? The things we do to be able to afford underwear...

Nope let's go. Also, Sertis should get excited about the money and spank someone for it.
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No. 952501 ID: 49e4d4

>>952489
Money talks, and right now I'm hearing 'get your ass in gear'.
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No. 952514 ID: a7f91c

That is a shit ton of dosh... Makes you think that this is no easy job. Better play it right.

Let's do this thing then!
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No. 952515 ID: 5b0071

>>952497
non-negotiable means we probably shouldn't try and ask for more money in a way that implies we're going to betray the rest of the group and risk the entire mission for a slightly larger cut.
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No. 952595 ID: 4f51b2

>>952489
Well, everyone get ready, there will be enough time to know each other on the trip.
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No. 952757 ID: 15a025

Sounds like it's time to gear up and get out.
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No. 954356 ID: 11f77a
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954356

The meeting has concluded. All mercenaries leave without another word. The night continues with our party fine-tuning their tools, thinking what they could accomplish with those credits. The shuttle leaves early. But getting to the spaceport is a chore.

Such obelisks could never touch the surface of a planet—what with being the size of a small city. Other cities are lucky to have space elevators. Yet that’s not the case here.

Coordinates were preset. Everyone enters a snug vessel before launch. Buckled in, the shuttle rubber-bands forward, breaching into a sheet of space like a bullet cleaving paper.
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No. 954357 ID: 11f77a
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954357

The mercenaries don’t offer much chit-chat for several days. The shuttle itself is one giant room (with two in the back for privacy’s sake). Driga spends most of her time studying, as a bounty hunter would, with the luxury of planning accordingly.

Veisar occupies the pilot seat once the shuttle closes in on Parada’s vicinity.

Entering the ‘forbidden zone’,” the Gard quips, “We’re no longer in the sights of the Gortian’s Looking Glass. I’m decreasing beta movement now.

Parada Gaea is within range. I’ve activated a jammer for good measure. It’s hard to find exactly where the CZARI orbits unless we get closer. The Jupiter funks up the other signals, as expected.

"But I believe we're on the right course. I'll let you know when CZARI is within sight."
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No. 954358 ID: 11f77a
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954358

Driga flicks her eyes at the panel, “Then listen up everyone, I’ve been studying the CZARI’s floor plans and here’s what I’ve found…

There are two entrances to sneak onto the ship. Thanks to our shuttle’s size and radio camouflage we can reach the Hangar Bay and hide in an alcove for docking. From there we could go through the Cargo Hold. We shouldn't waltz out into the open--but the mass of cargo they store could be a bit of a maze to traverse in.

Or—our other option is to sneak through the Waste Disposal Unit and cut through Maintenance. It's linear, but cramped. And we may run into some workers.

Either way, we’ll still be on the path to reach the Greenhouse where anything through that tube is stored. But we need to learn the true location of Amorphous. It seems like these Cruisers are a collage of puzzle pieces. Between operations a Harvester’s sections can be switched around, or removed and added. If there is an R&D we’ll need to know where.

Where should our mercenaries land?
[b]1)
Hangar Bay
2)Waste Disposal Unit
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No. 954359 ID: 404f0f

2)
Because tight spaces are fun.
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No. 954360 ID: e7c7d3

1) The cargo can provide cover if the team is spotted early
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No. 954362 ID: 0fae41

Waste Disposal. Follow the chutes dumping the weirdest trash to find R&D.
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No. 954371 ID: 4f51b2

>>954358
1)
I don't like the idea of some worker seeing us and alert some gunman, even worst in a confined space.
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No. 954372 ID: 49e4d4

>>954358
I don't like the idea of risking contact early, but >>954362 brings up an interesting strategy...that said, there's other ways of getting intel.

Hangar Bay it is.
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No. 954384 ID: 2aa5f0

2
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No. 954417 ID: 88927d

I like the idea of the Hangar Bay, i think it will help us get to your destination faster.
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No. 954463 ID: 55d3d6

The hangar bay will afford us more concealment and cover, I think - waste disposal's linearity means if we do run into someone we're less likely to be able to salvage the situation. It also makes our movements more predictable to any security teams.
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No. 954468 ID: e85a08

2) Spaces not meant for people should be the stealthiest
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No. 955251 ID: 15a025

Option 1, the cargo. Plenty of opportunities for cover.
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No. 958941 ID: 15b384

2. Head to the waste disposal. Entering through the hanger is pretty much entering through the front door unannounced. Besides, how much trouble can a few maintenance workers be if we get into a tangle?
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No. 959520 ID: 11f77a
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959520

So it’s settled then. The best route is to sneak through the Hangar Bay. Plenty of opportunities for cover and less chance to run into any Tripods.” Driga dismisses the projector and turns her head towards the pilot. “Veisar, what’s our position to the CZARI?

Located! Already synchronizing orbit!” states the Gard as the azure field fades into a splitting portrait of black ichor and Parada Gaea’s red sea.

The CZARI.

The shuttle drifts to find an angle to the docking atrium. The monument itself looks like a ghost station—a mechanical marvel in stasis. Jupiter Harvesters would have barges soaring left and right while it leeched off a planet’s resources.

Not one ship to be seen now.

Its carapace has been patched with salvaged material. It’s an enigma how Tripods were able to hijack this immense space station and evade the Empire’s watchful eye. The straw of the Harvester is deployed and continues infinitely into the giant like an astral tether.

Veisar announces, “Rerouting. We’re invisible but only for a brief time.
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No. 959521 ID: 11f77a
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959521

Fasten yourselves! There are several boxcars I can use as cover!

The shuttle swiftly coasts inside. You could only hold your breath and pray you weren’t seen before reaching the transport containers. Gravity detected—the inside of the shuttle matches the orientation of CZARI’s false pull.

It’s a massive garage—yet unusually barren of crew at the moment. Ships of peculiar design scatter across the metallic lot. Tripodic, assumingly. Old models. All of them as orderly as a strike team readies for deployment for a war long gone. But scavenger ships of the modern age weren’t excluded either. Sparse glimpses of workers maintain and refuel their crafts. There are railings on the ceiling for moving boxcars. But the freights remain still and seemingly out of operation.

Together Veisar and Driga steer in a convenient alcove, enough to hide amongst the ship containers. The mercenaries land, the shuttle powers down, and the jammer is lifted appropriately.

Well…” begins Sertis, rolling his shoulders so his backpack wouldn’t sag.

Let’s get this over with.” Njar jadedly adds.
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No. 959522 ID: 11f77a
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959522

The mercenaries observe their immediate surroundings. This section looks to be largely ignored; a lot of stuff has been pushed in this corner--including cargo. You’re still technically in the Hangar Bay.

You hear the atmosphere and echoes of workers talking, repairing.

The heist begins.
Abilities: [>>946263]
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No. 959523 ID: e7c7d3

Njar, perhaps get up on those boxes and keep an eye on the workers movements while the rest of the team starts scouting for a way in.
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No. 959524 ID: 0fae41

Deeper into the cargo labyrinth! Who knows what else might be forgotten back there.
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No. 959531 ID: b07f1c

Are there any tools or suits around which we could perhaps use to disguise ourselves as the station workers?

Let's sneak to the Cargo Hold.
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No. 959551 ID: e85a08

Split up but stay within sight of each other so it'll be easier to bluff/ambush if needed.
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No. 959565 ID: 2aa5f0

I'd say stick to the plan and try to sneak over to the cargo hold to reach the greenhouse.
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No. 959727 ID: cdabe3

>>959565
this
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No. 959842 ID: e51896

to the cargo hold!
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No. 959850 ID: b07f1c

Veisar, are there any machines that you could operate around here? Would using the crane allow us to move around?
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No. 959944 ID: 01678b

>>959850
Good idea. Support.
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No. 959958 ID: 15a025

Take a quick look around and see if there's anything useful to pick up. Otherwise proceed to the cargo hold.
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