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961071 No. 961071 ID: 1301e8

[Very NSFW]
CASE 3 & 4:
The Riddle of Prometheus and the Theft from the Gods.
And
The Exodus of the five Muses of Creation.

Wiki and previous threads: https://tgchan.org/wiki/New_Horizons
Discussion thread: https://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/112260.html


“First several of the Prototypes disappears, then five of our most valuable researchers quit on the spot and now you’re telling me you’ve lost a room sized fabrication station!? Those things didn’t just sprout legs on their own and walked away, damn it! Find whoever took them and get them back, NOW, or we will have an even worse PR nightmare than we already have with these annoying protester.”
Sol Corp Suit.
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No. 966009 ID: 1301e8
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>Rishi, is Evlyn talking with mouth noises? Or is she still doing the normal Serpent telepathic way of speaking?
She is making strange mouth noises similar to what Leon and Lily does. You’re just lucky you have a translation mod installed in your brain, because it sounds just like a bunch of squawking and whistles.
>"Evlyn, Leon is not a one-night-stand kind of guy. As a Serpens, I certainly am, if that's all you're interested in. If so, I'll gladly engage with you later, if you do me a favor first."
You’re here to help Leon, not steal the girl he likes from under his snout… or beak, in this case. Verily, your first priority is to get all five ladies to the brood pit, ergo insulting the man she fancy is probably counterproductive.

>Definitely try to figure out what she wants from a relationship. You don't want to wing-man Leon into something he doesn't want, for instance a one-time fling.
The problem is, will it ever be anything more? After all, didn’t she say that she was leaving in a week? That’s not enough time for one of those usual drawn out courtships that the aliens have. Hmm… maybe your duty right now is to get her to tell Leon what she wants, and then take it from there, depending how he feels about it?
>She clearly seems to have a high opinion of Vark culture so maybe she might find the idea of a mate for life romantic? Or at the very least be something she'd be willing to give a shot at and try the boyfriend/girlfriend thing that seems popular with the other races.
Ergo, there might still be a chance. After all, isn’t that how it works in those movies? Right as one partner is about to leave on the space ship, the other one comes running and suddenly they decide to stay? Hmm… it’s kind of odd, but you guess it is what Leon wants…


>Guess we could start out by asking about her mods…
:EvlynNH: My mods? Oh gosh, I don’t have many of note… oh, but you mean the gene splicing?
:LeonNH: Err… I-indeed! How… how does it work, if I may be so bold?
:EvlynNH: Why, I don’t rightly know, to be perfectly honest. It involves a lot of gene therapy as well as adding Varkian DNA into my Seprent ones through something called splicing? Oh gosh, I’m sorry, I’m not into biology… I’m more a robotics kind of gal!
:LeonNH: N-no need to be sorry, lady Evlyn! I am sure I can simply look it up when I get the time, after you have stopped honoring us with your captivating presence.
:RishiNH: I’m more interested in why, not the how. Why did you choose to change?
:EvlynNH: Hmm? Oh, that? It’s a long and boring story. I wouldn’t want to bore you with that kind of no-
:LeonNH: IWOULDLOVETOHEARIT!? I mean… err…
:RishiNH: I would love to know how this can both be the worst salad I have ever had as well as the most expensive with at least two zeroes extra.
:EvlynNH: Haha, yeah! Welcome to the top, where things are bought because they are expensive, not because they are better.
:RishiNH: Verily, I’d rather hear you supposed “boring” story than eat any more of it. If anything, it would be a nice distraction?
:EvlynNH: Well… if the two of you insist… oh gosh, where do I even start? See, when I was a young lass, I grew up on the colony world of Dou Seti 5. It was formed before first contact, so it was mostly Serpents there, at least until one of the Varkian colony ships landed there. But that was way before my time. Anyway, where was I? Oh, right! See, my brood parents used to give the whole brood books from the Varkian’s when we were young, to widen out horizons and… oh gosh, they were just amazing! With knights and dragons and princess and oh my…
:LeonNH: Ah, yes, we do have a lot of stories about the mythical age before the great exodus.
:RishiNH: So you read fantasy stories and wanted to become a knight yourself?
:EvlynNH: What? No? Of course not! Gosh, that would be very silly, wouldn’t it? No, I always wanted to become a princess!
:LeonNH: A princess?
:RishiNH: Err… okay…? You want to become… royalty and rule? Wouldn’t that make you a queen?
:EvlynNH: *giggle* Of course not, silly! I don’t want to become some kind of silly part of monarchy, I want to become like a princess in all those stories! Regal, beautiful, intelligent and with a strong, handsome knight by my side, who would be brave and heroic and oooh…
:RishiNH: A knight at your side… like one of those relationships the aliens have? A soul mate?
:EvlynNH: But isn’t it just so romantic!? To find someone that’s just right for you, the knight in shining armor that’s there to save you from yourself!? Oh gosh, just imagine that somewhere out there, there’s someone that’s just perfect for you, which will change your life forever, someone you can grow old with and never stop loving! Why, I’ve fantasies about a handsome knight riding by and just sweeping me up on their Hawkstrider and riding away with me into the sunset and a life that’s like a dream! OH GOSH!
:RishiNH: Verily, it just feels a bit… possessive to claim someone as yours and yours alone…
:EvlynNH: Don’t be silly! Of course I want them to meet other people… otherwise their swordsmanship would simply stagnate and not get better would it? But oh… there aren’t many knights around these days to save fair princesses like myself from the world, is there? *Sigh*

You slap Leon’s leg with your tail, to signal that now is his chance, dammit!

:LeonNH: I’M A KNIGHT! I mean… err… I t-told you earlier that I’m an actual guild sworn knight, yes?
:EvlynNH: Oh gosh, so you did! I can hardly believe it, actually.
:LeonNH: Then let me dispel any doubt, fair princess! I can show you my knightly regalia and coat of arms, if you would honor me with your presence over a cup of coffee, tomorrow maybe?
:EvlynNH: HAHA! A cup of coffee? Yeah, not going to happen!
:LeonNH: Oh… err… I’m s-
:EvlynNH: What do you say about this weekend instead? Starting with Lunch at your place so you can show me everything you have… and then we can make our way over to my place for a three course dinner before an evening of fine wine, cheese and talk about the two of us? I’m dying to know more about you, just not the knight, but who is under the armor as well. Not to mention you might show me your skill with your sword as well?~
:LeonNH: Err… that all sounds amazing but… I don’t think I’ve ever wielded a sword? Ranged weaponry, sure, but the closes thing I’ve used is a stun baton in the line of duty.
:EvlynNH: Oh gosh, but sir knight, haven’t you had the duty to save a few fair maidens before?
:LeonNH: I don’t see how my duty to save people is… wait… when you say sword, you didn’t actually… mean… um…
:RishiNH: ANYHOW!


>Reporter THOT is to be BANISHED.
Not the way you would put it, but…
:RishiNH: Speaking of duty, verily I might need your help with my own. Look out the window behind me. Who do you see?
:EvlynNH: *Gasp!* Is that the rude lady that we met earlier!? How does she know we’re here!?
:LeonNH: I don’t think she does. Indeed, I believe that honorless cur is here for the same reason we are. She knows that your maiden friend is at the spa and is waiting to ambush her like a coward! We are simply lucky that these windows are one way see-through.
>Oh, can you call up the spa and tell them the paparazzi is waiting to ambush one of their patrons, and they should probably let them leave out a back door and then wait there yourself?
:LeonNH: I do not believe that would be the wisest course of action, squire Rishi, as while it would put a hamper on the reporters plan, it might put one on ours as well.
:RishiNH: Hmm… you’re right. Even if we managed to find whatever back door the spa has, it’s very likely that Myzla herself will simply think that we’re the paparazzi and leave without speaking to us.
:LeonNH: Or she might simply be able to evade us completely… or the spa might force us into glorious combat with their security to let her leave unmolested.
>If we spot our target as she's leaving the spa think we could have Leon cause a distraction if possible to gain the reporter's attention while we move to intercept Myzla and get her out of the reporter's line of sight?
:LeonNH: I guess I might be able to lead her astray… but not for very long. Do you know when the fair maiden will leave the spa?
:RishiNH: Not a clue… it’s closing in about an hour and a half, so sometime in that time frame? Verily, I’m not actually 100% sure she’s even in there.
:LeonNH: Hmm… then we might need a better plan? After all, as much as I am willing to keep her away, I too need to talk to lady Myzla as well.

>Evlyn shall be a distraction, to get her away from the spa. Reporter follows Evlyn, who will be deliberately vague and make suspicious statements to egg her on as she walks away.
:EvlynNH: Oh gosh, no! No chance! I’m not talking to that bore again!
:LeonNH: Do not worry, princess, I will not force you to do anything you don’t want to do.
>That could work if we have Evlyn help us out. Because if Myzla sees Rishi, a complete stranger, coming towards her, that might scare her away. But if Myzla sees Evlyn with Rishi, that might make her more willing to trust us, since we’d be with someone she recognizes.
:EvlynNH: Oh gosh, I’m sorry, but… well… I need to leave soon? In like 30 minutes?
:LeonNH: Ah, no need to apologize, I am sure we can come up with a better plan.
>You've got her contact info, just call her and give her an anonymous tip claiming one of the ladies she's looking for is currently somewhere else. That'll make her leave.
:EvlynNH: Oh, but I don’t think she would believe someone just like that…
:LeonNH: Not unless they had evidence… which we have, if you would honor me with your aid for a moment, princess Evlyn.
:EvlynNH: Oh? Me? But I’m leaving soon?
:LeonNH: Which is exactly what I was thinking! When you leave, I’ll come with you. We’ll go somewhere far away and simply take a picture of you there!
:EvlynNH: And send it to the reporter as evidence! Oh gosh, you’re so clever!
:RishiNH: That’s a clever idea, yes, but it won’t keep her away forever… not to mention you’ll need to do it soon if you don’t want to keep Evlyn here any longer than she wants too.
:LeonNH: But it will work… probably, I mean…

:EvlynNH: So… what’s the plan?
:RishiNH: The problem is that we don’t know when she’s leaving, so any option we currently have will be a gamble… hmm… we can’t keep the reporter away forever, but we don’t know when Myzla will leave… is there something we’re missing?
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No. 966014 ID: b1b4f3

>>966009
Could we ask the spa when Myzla will leave? Then time the distraction for then.
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No. 966129 ID: 19fdd8

>>966009
She'll leave when the spa closes, I'd imagine.
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No. 966130 ID: 864e49

I'm guessing Evlyn doesn't have Myzla contact details?
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No. 966230 ID: 1301e8
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>I'm guessing Evlyn doesn't have Myzla contact details?
:EvlynNH: Oh gosh, of course I have Myzzy’s number! Though… I haven’t been able to reach her today? But here!
:RishiNH: …this is the exact same contact info I already had… the one that go through Sol Corps currently offline switchboard.
:EvlynNH: So that’s why I didn’t work! *Giggle* Of course, how silly of me! But then I guess… this might work?
:RishiNH: …this is the number for a completely different planet. I can’t use that here.
:EvlynNH: Oh gosh, you’re right. Sorry that I couldn’t be of more help.
:RishiNH: You were still helpful. Thank you, Evlyn.

>She'll leave when the spa closes, I'd imagine.
Can you really be that sure that she will stay there until the very last minute? Most people leave before they are kicked out, after all. Verily, if only you know when… she… wait…
>Could we ask the spa when Myzla will leave? Then time the distraction for then.
…You know, why didn’t you think about that earlier? You can always just ask the receptionist or wait inside the entrance of the spa. The worst thing they can do is to kick you out after all. Verily, if it wasn’t for this lunch with Leon distracting you, this wouldn’t have been a problem in the first place.

:RishiNH: I’m going to head inside the spa and wait for her there.
:EvlynNH: But won’t that reporter recognize you and follow you inside?
:LeonNH: Ah, but that’s where we come in! It will be our sworn duty to distract them! Princess Evlyn, let us depart and complete this glorious task!
:EvlynNH: *Giggle* Oh, sir knight! Let’s!
:LeonNH: Do not fret, young squire, I will return in a few minutes. As soon as I have seen the Princess off to her destination, I will make the journey back here to aid you.
:RishiNH: Err… sure… that will work?
:EvlynNH: It was nice meeting you, squire Rishi. May the tides bring you good fortune.
:LeonNH: I will return soon, Rishi. Goodbye for now.
:RishiNH: May the tides bring good fortune to the both of you as well.
:EvlynNH: Then let us be off, brave knight! To adventure! *giggle!*
:LeonNH: No need to rush, Evlyn!

After Evlyn have paid the tab the two of them leave, “the princess” slithering off ahead eagerly as her supposed brave knight Leon tries his best to keep up to her. You guess being half Varkian makes it easier to move on land, because she was rather fast…
When they are gone you continue your vigilant watch of the spa while sipping the coffee you bought with the lunch you had earlier, waiting for something, anything to happen. After five long minutes of nothing the something you were waiting for finally comes, as Kishi, the reporter, suddenly goes into a sprint, knocking over a Hiver lady before disappearing down the street with her camera goon trying their best to keep up but failing, leaving only a trail of dust and an angry Hiver behind. Well… the coast is clear now, at least.
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No. 966231 ID: 1301e8
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You barely manage to cross the street before the door to the spa opens and a Serpents lady clad is some very expensive looking furs slithers out from it, followed by a Hiver gentleman on each side of her. While the fur coat and sunglasses makes it hard to see who it is, the green feathered headdress makes it obvious that this is indeed Myzla, the lady you are looking for.

:MyzlaNH: Finally, the depthawful reporter is gone. Which one of you do I have to thank for that?
:NonNH: Our apologies, ma’am, but… that wasn’t us.
:NonNH: Indeed, I was just about to walk up to them and give shoo them away, boss.

All three of them walks past you, ignoring you completely.

:MyzlaNH: And have you sent out my portfolio to all those jobs we spoke about?
:NonNH: I wrote them all up last night, ma’am.
:NonNH: Sent them this morning, boss.
:MyzlaNH: Just make sure they know not to contact me until after I’ve left this station and arrived back home. I rather not be disturbed right now.
:NonNH: Of course, ma’am.
:NonNH: You got it boss. No one will disturb you on my watch.
:MyzlaNH: Excellent.

Now is your chance, before she manages to-

And then your comm-module starts ringing.

:KatNH: Hey, it’s Kat. The fucker you were looking for, that Albino chick, is about to leave the club with one of her gal pals. You wanted me to keep you updated about that, right?
:RishiNH: What!? Now!?
:KatNH: Yes, now. If you hurry, you might just catch them before they leave.
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No. 966234 ID: b1b4f3

>>966231
Ask Kat to delay them for like, five minutes. You need just a little bit more time.

Then go up and immediately say you're responsible for the distraction. She will *probably* let you make a decent case for her making a donation to the Brood Pit before leaving.
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No. 966286 ID: b34040

Agreed. Let your cunning distraction be your in with Myzla. If that doesn't even get you the time of day, off to the club!
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No. 966320 ID: 2aa5f0

what are the chances that the albino one's friend is someone you know? I mean I really doubt it seeing how the only rich female we really call a friend is Lily and if I recall correctly she probably would really only know Azara and even then only through her father.

Best I can think of is asking Kat to distract them and tell her we'll owe her a huge favor or at least find out where they're going so we can try and catch them there.
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No. 966346 ID: 7fafab

>>966231
"Kat, try to delay her, just for a few minutes. Give her this number if she does leave, tell her to call it."
Send Brood Pit number.

Now, onto the current matter.
"I am the one responsible for removing the reporter. Greetings, Ms. Shils."
Tell her you're here on behalf of the Brood Pit, give her the number. If she seems reluctant, ask why she's not interested.
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No. 966390 ID: 1301e8
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>Ask Kat to delay them for like, five minutes. You need just a little bit more time.
:KatNH: What? How am I supposed to do that? I’m a bouncer, I kick people the fuck out, not keep them inside.
:RishiNH: Just… just tell them a friend of Evlyn and Augustina want to talk to them, if they could just keep put for a few minutes. It’s important.
:KatNH: Right… of course it is. Fine, I’ll tell them when they walk by.
:RishiNH: Maybe give them my contact info as well?
:KatNH: Meh… whatever you say…
>or at least find out where they're going so we can try and catch them there.
:KatNH: Uh huh… sure…
>Tell her we'll owe her a huge favor.
:KatNH: Of course you fucking own me, slithers. And don’t go around giving away your boy toy this time. That’s just rude.


>Go up and immediately say you're responsible for the distraction. She will *probably* let you make a decent case for her making a donation to the Brood Pit before leaving.
:RishiNH: Excuse me, Myzla Shils? I’m t-
:MyzlaNH: Another reporter? Remove this ruffian.
:NonNH: Yes boss! You heard the lady, keep your distance or there will be trouble!
:RishiNH: I’m the one who distracted the reporter ea- Hey, hands off my snout!
:NonNH: We won’t warn you again, get lost.
:MyzlaNH: Hmm? What was that? Let her speak.
:NonNH: Huh? If you say so, boss.
:RishiNH: I fed the reporter a false sighting of one of your friends. That’s why she ran off like that.
:MyzlaNH: Oh? Really? That was you? Then I guess I owe you a minute of my time, so long as you don’t slow me down. Slither and talk, miss…?

:RishiNH: Rishi Zsazsa. The Brood Pit hired me to find you.
:MyzlaNH: Ah yes, the Brood Pits, of course they would be the first to answer. I have worked with them before, after all.
:NonNH: *psst* Ma’am! This lass is obviously a charlatan. I sent your portfolio this morning and there is simply no way it have made its way to Thentran 8 yet, let alone giving them enough time to send someone here. I suggest we move on to a little-
:RishiNH: I was sent by the local Brood Pit, not the one from… wherever that was.
:MyzlaNH: Oh? So they wish to hire me as well? Sadly, I will be leaving tonight, so I do not believe I have the time to model for them.
:NonNH: Ma’am, they are clearly try-
:MyzlaNH: Hush now, let the ruffian speak.
:RishiNH: Actually, I’m here to ask if you might consider… a donation?
:MyzlaNH: A don- OH! You are wondering if you might… hmhm, oh no, dear, that won’t be happening.
:RishiNH: Can you at least call the Brood Queen and tell her-
:MyzlaNH: Hard pass.
:RishiNH: …may I at least ask why you aren’t interested?

:MyzlaNH: Isn’t it obvious, dear? Looking like a beached depth lurker would ruin my modeling career!
:RishiNH: No offence but… according to my sources your last model job was over ten years ago.
:MyzlaNH:
:NonNH: Hey! Don’t talk to the boss like-
:MyzlaNH: No, no, it is alright. It’s only the truth dear. Honestly, the modeling gig is more of a hobby if anything, which I did while I was educating myself back on Roon. Of course, I haven’t had any luck the last few years finding another gig… but that will all change now, as I am going to give it my full attention from now on… at least for the next year, then I’m going back to looking for works in robotics. The pay is just too good, you know.
:RishiNH: So y-
:MyzlaNH: I mean, honestly, just because I’m a bit older than most of the models they usually use, doesn’t mean I can’t find some work. After all, I have aged like fine wine if do say so myself. It’s rather uncut really, that they are mostly using so young models.
:RishiNH: Well, I-
:MyzlaNH: But do not worry, even if I land on a bit of a dry spell I will be fine. After all, my most recent project with Sol Corp paid me two years’ salary in advance, even after they pulled the plug on it. Just more foolishness on their part, I am sure.
:RishiNH: But that isn’t-
:MyzlaNH: They say that the project here was a failure, don’t they? But that isn’t true. It was a success! But then some incompetent imbecile in management managed to misplace most of the mechanical modules, not to mention the mass manufacturer.
:RishiNH: Err…
:MyzlaNH: They claim that they were stolen, but who would be able to steal five large mechanical military mechas? Not to mention the fabricator, which is the size of a whole room! No, they clearly hid them away for tax reasons… or insurance claims… or maybe because some higher up wanted his own private army.
:NonNH: Ma’am, maybe you shouldn’t-
:MyzlaNH: After all, what other kind of purpose did this project have? We were supposed to create the most advance AI ever conceived and build a suitable body to it, of course they want to arm it and use it to take control of Sol Corp through force.
:RishiNH: I see now why you were so afraid for the reporter…
:MyzlaNH: Hmm? Who were you again?
:RishiNH: Brood pit?
:MyzlaNH: Oh, yes, of course. As I said, no. Not going to happen. Unless you have some really good reason why I would go through with it, but I doubt it. Just don’t go on about all that “for the species” nonsense, hmhm…

Verily, as soon as the Brood Queen said there were a bonus to bring them all in, you knew you were going to be forced to convince them all to do it the hard way…
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No. 966397 ID: ed763f

Hold out Isabella's contact info, say there's about a 90% chance she will imidiately become totally artistically infatuated with your personal style and want to paint a picture and/or have you model, and you'll get it if you promise to give the brood pit a call.
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No. 966400 ID: b1b4f3

>>966390
Two words: pregnant modeling. Maternity clothing is a thing, she could usher in a new age of style for expecting mothers! If she thinks pregnancy isn't hot then tell her you strongly disagree. She can literally feel your thoughts on the matter if she wishes.
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No. 966407 ID: 094652

Immediately break off from this conversation and begin muttering about the next target. Make it look like you don't care about the juicy, juicy SolCorp intel that will keep you fed for the next two months.
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No. 966410 ID: 2aa5f0

yeah, uh might be useful to tuck that little nugget of information she just dropped away for now as I'm sure that will become useful later but will probably only make things harder at the moment.

As for her. Tell her that, well, if she isn't having much luck with her current modeling targets maybe she should think of branching out into a different modeling field. Like maternal modeling. I mean being a bit older in this field would probably help as it would make her look more "motherly" therefor making her more preferable. If she can get her tail in the door here it might help her portfolio to attract other modeling agencies in the future. And even if nothing really does come out of it I really doubt their would be any lasting damage that she couldn't remove (like stretch marks) and just go back trying more main stream modeling gigs. Honestly it's something she should at least look into and see if that's a route she'd be willing to take.
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No. 966411 ID: 91ee5f

>>966390
And to think, we were worried that Evlyn would be the one to accidentally say something she shouldn’t. Looks like it’s actually Myzla that says things she shouldn’t be saying!

I’m sure Leon would love to hear all about that for his case. Too bad we don’t have enough time to stick around and see if she says anything else!

>Unless you have some really good reason why I would go through with it, but I doubt it.
We should definitely go with >>966400 ‘s pregnant modeling idea! If Myzla wants to get back into modeling, then this would be a way for her to do so! And after laying her eggs, she can go back to regular modeling!
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No. 966430 ID: b34040

Yeah, wow. If you're ever in a position to hire Myzla (unlikely) for anything sensitive, don't.

Agree with her that she's still fine, then point out that maternity modelling is a good business.
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No. 966468 ID: a9af05

>>966400
This
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No. 966472 ID: d4fe1e

>>966400
She can also take up teaching the next generation of models at the same time informing them of things she ran into during her career and making sure there on the right track. Even if the pregnant modelling doesn’t turn out teaching those models and managing them into supermodels can become her new thing.
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No. 966492 ID: a9af05

>>966468
Make sure you also give her the Brood Pit's contact info so that she can schedule an appointment if she's interested.
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No. 966653 ID: 1301e8
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>Yeah, wow. If you're ever in a position to hire Myzla (unlikely) for anything sensitive, don't.
She really does love to talk about herself and things concerning her, doesn’t she? That might be useful to know… if she was staying, that is.
>Make it look like you don't care about the juicy, juicy SolCorp intel that will keep you fed for the next two months.
While the information is indeed juicy and is something you’ll make sure to remember, it won’t really feed you… nor do you think she cares that you heard her talking about it.


>Hold out Isabella's contact info, say there's about a 90% chance she will imidiately become totally artistically infatuated with your personal style and want to paint a picture and/or have you model.
:MyzlaNH: And this Isabella is… who exactly? Some starving artist beneath my notice?
:RishiNH: Her full name is Marquis Isabella de Lac Vicatar the IV. She ha-
:MyzlaNH: The Marquis? The one who owns all those galleries around Unity space? Ah, why didn’t you say so, dear. Hmhm, if I’d know it was her… but… would that model job actually last for a long time?
:RishiNH: Well… verily, she is rather impulsive when it comes to changing models, so… not really?
:MyzlaNH: Hmm… no matter, it is not like I would have the time to model for her anyway. I am leaving soon, after all, though if I have the time, I might give her a quick visit…
>She can also take up teaching the next generation of models at the same time informing them of things she ran into during her career and making sure there on the right track.
:MyzlaNH: Me? Teaching? I would never even consider it. Why, dear, I do believe teaching is best left to the Brood Pits and universities, no?
:RishiNH: The Brood Pit is hiring…
:MyzlaNH: Oh, depths no. Can’t stand kids. Besides, modeling is my hobby, not something I’m an expert in. Even in the field of robotics, where I have my education, I wouldn’t want to teach, dear. Hmm… and can you even teach modeling?

>Tell her that, well, if she isn't having much luck with her current modeling targets maybe she should think of branching out into a different modeling field.
:MyzlaNH: Another field, you say? I rather not…
:NonNH: Boss, she has a point.
:NonNH: She is correct, ma’am. I have tried to tell you that you need to look for work elsewhere, somewhere where they won’t just hire the youngest.
:MyzlaNH: And what field am I supposed to enter? I would need to find a field where I have something that… that will catch people’s eyes, but… what?
:RishiNH: I do believe the Brood Pit might help you with that, lady Myzla.
:MyzlaNH: Help me? How?
>Two words: pregnant modeling.
:MyzlaNH: …pregnant modeling?
:RishiNH: Think about it. Maternity modeling is good business that’s always looking for new models. As you said yourself, you have aged like a fine wine, coupled with your age making you look more motherly, therefor making you more preferable. Ergo, you’re a perfect model for them.
:MyzlaNH: Hmm… though, I don’t see myself wanting to get stuck in that field forever…
:RishiNH: Verily, it only needs to be temporary. If you can get your tail in the pool, then it might help your portfolio attract other modeling agencies in the future.
:MyzlaNH: …that is a good point.
:NonNH: But… boss…?
:NonNH: Ma’am, are you really suggesting to get child just to-
:MyzlaNH: Shush. Mother is thinking.
:NonNH: …mother?
:NonNH: Why did you just call your-
:MyzlaNH: I said shush.

>And after laying her eggs, she can go back to regular modeling!
:MyzlaNH: You’re right. Even if it doesn’t work out, I’ll just lay the egg and move on. I don’t really have a reason not to try, do I?
:NonNH: But… but… ma’am, what about the child!?
:MyzlaNH: Let the Brood Pit take care of that. You have convinced me, miss… Rishi, was it?
:RishiNH: Rishi Zsazsa. Here is the contact number for the Brood Queen Ythura.
:MyzlaNH: Ah, yes, thank you. Hmhm, I need to call her up and request a pair of really fertile breeders. After all, the larger belly, the better… maybe I should try for twins? Hmhm… either way, I need someone who knows what they are doing… it’s been a while since I have had a really good lay.
:RishiNH: Not to brag, but… verily, I just knocked up a lady with triplets.
:MyzlaNH: No offence, but you are a… what? Class C? I am a Class AA, and thus you are a bit… beneath me. My incubator deserves the seed and eggs of the highest quality, laid within my womb with the utmost care and experience. Not some… haphazardly laid eggs from a plebian like yourself.
:RishiNH: …I don’t know how I wouldn’t be offended by that.
:MyzlaNH: My body is a work of art and I deserve to be bred by someone with class. The only reason I would ever even consider having you as my breeder is if there was no one else.

You haven’t really been paying attention on where, exactly, the two of you have been slithering off to, but suddenly you find yourself inside a Tram terminal for private Trams, which is currently being occupied by a rather nice looking car. It’s not as big as Lily’s limousine, but it’s still rather large.

:MyzlaNH: But you have my thanks for giving me this idea. Here, let me give you a ride. Where are you going?
:RishiNH: I need to go to the Dreamweaver Club as soon as possible.
:MyzlaNH: Ah, yes, I know of it. Daxi loves going there to party with her lady friend and that Uredo pet of hers. It’s not far, in fact, I can get you there in less than a minute.
:RishiNH: That would be lovely, la-
:LeonNH: Hold it for one second. I’m coming as well!
:NonNH: Hey! Get away from the boss, you ru-
:MyzlaNH: Let him pass. He is clearly a Peace Keeper. How can I help you, officer?

:LeonNH: Sir Leontius Stronghearts, at your service. It is an honor to meet you, maid Myzla.
:MyzlaNH: Skip the formalities, officer. What do you want from me, dear?
:LeonNH: I am here to ask you about a certain project you’ve worked on recently.
:MyzlaNH: I can’t tell you much unless you have a warrant, officer. I am bound to a contract, after all.
:RishiNH: Didn’t you just ramble on about it to me just a moment ago, though?
:MyzlaNH: Everything I said to you is either public knowledge or pure speculation on my part.
:LeonNH: Well, I want to hear more about your speculations, though the real reason I am here is to discuss the glorious maid Azara Uzel.
:MyzlaNH: Ah, yes, of course. Because of… the incident. As soon as I have given miss Rishi here a ride to her destination, I will disclose as much information as I can, officer.
:RishiNH: I do actually need to hear about Azara’s current whereabouts as well.
:MyzlaNH: If you’re not in a hurry I can tell you as well, but it will take far longer than a minute if I am to tell you everything, dear.
:LeonNH: If I may be so bold, but any information you might give me might be vital for my quest.
:RishiNH: Depths… I don’t really have the time… but I need to know…
:MyzlaNH: Then you’ll need to decide before we go, won’t you dear? I do not have time to wait around for you at the moment, as I have other pressing matters to attend to, especially now when I need to contact the Brood Pit as well.

Do you rush over to the club and try to catch Daxi before she leaves, or do you stay with Myzla for a moment to learn about where Azara might be? It’s a gamble, as Daxi might not even be there when you arrive… or she might still be there even after you’ve talked to Myzla. And if you stay, maybe you should come up with a few questions for Myzla to speed things along. After all, you only need to know where Azara might be right now, nothing more.
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No. 966656 ID: b1b4f3

>>966653
How about she tells Leon, who agrees to share the info after your stop at the club?
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No. 966657 ID: 2aa5f0

can't you just hav Lion tell you where you could find her. I mean to be fair, we're not really in a position where getting some dirt on Sol Corp. would actually be useful to use since right now we're only trying to find the girls. Plus I already feel kinda guilty for having Kat cover for us and find it somewhat unfair to have her hold someone just so we can talk to them.
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No. 966659 ID: 91ee5f

>>966653
Congrats, Rishi! You just convinced 2 out of 5 of the ladies to drop by the Brood Pit!

>What do?
As much as you want to stick around, you’d better not. Kat can’t delay Daxi forever, so you need to hurry over there now!

What you can do is, after you speak with Daxi, call Leon and ask him to tell you where Azara is. Then you can go meet with him.
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No. 966680 ID: b34040

We can't keep Daxi waiting. That'll just annoy her, and that can't be good. If we need to get information on Azara from another source, so be it, but it's possible Leon can deliver the info for us.
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No. 966721 ID: a9af05

>>966653
There's no time! You need to get over to the Dreamweaver club before Daxi leaves!
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No. 966738 ID: efab48

You can go to the club and leave the details to Leon. You shouldn't get involved Sol Corp business or private affairs if you don't have to. You'll probably will, but not now.
Save the best for last, after all.

>>966659
Wasn't it three oh right I was hoping L or E would have the odd preg fetish.
Best to not to rush it with those two. They're so wholesome that you'll get out of them, at best, a roleplay of "house"/"new family".
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No. 966789 ID: 7fafab

>>966653
She's a clear rambler. Leon won't need our help.
Message bouncer. Ask is target is still there. If so, head straight for the club, and just ask Leon later.
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No. 966934 ID: 1301e8
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>Congrats, Rishi! You just convinced 2 out of 5 of the ladies to drop by the Brood Pit!
And as Evely wanted to join if all four of her friends did, you’re more than halfway done. You just need to convince Daxi and Azara and you’ll have a perfect score!
>Wasn't it three oh right I was hoping L or E would have the odd preg fetish.
Oh right, you forgot about Leon. Their relationships might be a problem if you’re going to convince all five of the ladies to come. Verily, he is clearly so innocent that the simple fact that someone wants his sweet princess bred will probably break his sanity.
>Best to not to rush it with those two. They're so wholesome that you'll get out of them, at best, a roleplay of "house"/"new family".
…she doesn’t leave until next week, unlike the rest of them… ergo, you don’t actually need to convince her to do it today. That might actually work.

>To be fair, we're not really in a position where getting some dirt on Sol Corp. would actually be useful to use since right now we're only trying to find the girls.
Though, as they are all connected to Sol Corp., knowing what they are up to might actually help… but that’s irrelevant at the moment, as it is more important to meet Daxi first anyway.
>You shouldn't get involved Sol Corp business or private affairs if you don't have to.
Indeed. They have a lot of money, so it would be prudent to keep away from their shit list as best as you can.


>We can't keep Daxi waiting. That'll just annoy her, and that can't be good.
:MyzlaNH: Ah, yes, of course, dear. Do not fret about Daxi, she annoyed most of the time, really.
>Plus I already feel kinda guilty for having Kat cover for us and find it somewhat unfair to have her hold someone just so we can talk to them.
You’ll find a way to make it up to her, you’re sure.
>How about she tells Leon, who agrees to share the info after your stop at the club?
:LeonNH: It would be an honor to share my findings with you, squire Rishi.
:MyzlaNH: Then shall we? I have somewhere to be, after all.
:LeonNH: After you, Lady Myzla.
:MyzlaNH: Hmhm, of course.

Her tram is considerably smaller than the one Lily owns, which is further aggravated by her taking up a whole seat by herself while forcing the rest of use the share the other. While it would have been comfortable if it was just you and the Hivers, the inclusion of Leon and his rather broad shoulders makes the whole trip rather… cumbersome.

You’re lucky it’s such a short trip… otherwise this antenna that keeps tickling your snout would have driven you mad!

:MyzlaNH: Ah, yes, where do I begin with my dear friend Azara? Why, did you know she was actually my superior when they first hired me? Hmhm…
:RishiNH: How about where she currently is.
:MyzlaNH: I can’t tell you, as I have no idea. But… I do know where she likes to go on her off hours. She always did like visiting the spa with me, but seeing as she wasn’t there at the moment I was, it would be unlikely that you found her there… otherwise she might be at home… or at one of my co-workers homes? She always did like to spend time with our two newest members, Evlyn and Augustus… or Augustina as she likes to be called now.
:LeonNH: We already know she isn’t at any of your homes. Where else might she be?
:MyzlaNH: She did always like this arcade down on the lower floors… or to hang out with those- Oh! Would you look at that, where here!
:RishiNH: What? Already!? But I still need to know where she might be!
:MyzlaNH: Well, I can continue telling you, but do you really want to keep Daxi waiting? She always gets so cranky when she has to wait, dear. That gal has no patience, you know.
:RishiNH: Depths. I better go talk to her right away. I trust you can take it from here, Leon.
:LeonNH: Trust me, I will not fail you, squire Rishi!
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You squirm your way out of the car and unto the platform that makes up the docking bay to the Dreamweaver club. There, you can see Kat with two other people, one who you assume is Daxi and the other… some Varkian gal? Either way, you make your way towards them as the Tram behinds you leaves in a hurry.

:KatNH: And there she is, the one who wanted to talk to you.
:RheaNH: This is a friend of yours, Dax? Heh, have you been holding out me?
:DaxiNH: She’s supposedly a friend of Evlyn and Augustina… and going by the Tram I just saw leaving, Myzla as well. Mmm… yes, I see… I don’t think she’s is a friend at all, in fact.
:RishiNH: Gre-
:RheaNH: Oh? She doesn’t look like a roxxer. She’s kind of cute, you hear?
:DaxiNH: Look at the trench coat.
:RheaNH: …it’s something a dork would wear, eh?
:RishiNH: I mi-
:DaxiNH: Mmm… yes… but it is also something a private detective would wear… at least a dorky one.
:RheaNH: Oh, you don’t think she’s been hired by them, do yah?
:DaxiNH: She probably is…
:RishiNH: I’m hi-
:RheaNH: Aw, why are always the cute ones such knob-ends.
:DaxiNH: Alright, let’s make this quick, whoever you are. I do not know what Azara Uzel did. I don’t know where Azara Uzel is and I don’t know where you might find her. Mmm… yes… I believe that was all? Can you please leave me and my girlfriend alone now?
:RishiNH:

You really hope she means that in a “she’s a friend and a girl” kind of way, or your job might just have gotten a lot more complicated.
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No. 966944 ID: b1b4f3

>>966934
>Leon and his new crush
Best case scenario, he and you can impregnate her together. She's a gene-hybrid after all, it could work.

>>966938
Show her the Brood Pit badge thing. She should let you explain after that.
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No. 966947 ID: ed763f

>Verily, he is clearly so innocent that the simple fact that someone wants his sweet princess bred will probably break his sanity.
Don't worry, remember the one poster in the brood pit? Non-serpens can apparently impregnate hybrids, Leon can do it himself. He'll need to take her on a lot of dates over a one-week period, but it can work.

>You really hope she means that in a “she’s a friend and a girl” kind of way, or your job might just have gotten a lot more complicated.
Who, the girl who just called you cute right in front of her? The punk one, who I can only assume have similar sensibilities- or lack thereof- of Punk, Rend and Tear? The ones who just left the weird sex club? It's fine. Say you're here on behalf of the Brood pit. Worst case scenario they really are adhering to those weird alien cultural hangups & tell you unequivocally to fuck off. They won't kick the shit out of the messenger in front of the bouncer. Otherwise, you can smooth ruffled feathers by mentioning the Brood mother was interested in her in particular and she could probably get whatever concessions she asks for out of that.

Is she sure she has no info on Azara? And out of curiosity, hired by who? And keep an eye out for a Varkian newshound, she's apparently trying to get a story out of you five. And don't forget to thank Kat, You owe her one.
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No. 966948 ID: 2aa5f0

well if they'll actually let you get a word in let them know you're working for the brood pit and they're interested in Daxi.

Not really sure how exactly to handle this one yet since I'm not sure on what her opinion on the brood pit is but while she seems a little annoyed at being held up she seems mostly dismissive of you which isn't to bad as it means she isn't outright hostile. Her Friend on the other hand seems to think you're a find piece of tail so it might be possible to convince Daxi through her friend if Daxi is against the idea of the brood pit.
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No. 966949 ID: 36784c

>>966938
>You really hope she means that in a “she’s a friend and a girl” kind of way, or your job might just have gotten a lot more complicated.
They just came out of what’s basically a sex club. Do you really think the Varkian is going to care about you trying to get Daxi bred? Hell, she may even want to join in the orgy!

>What do?
Tell her, “Brood Pits. They hired me to find you. I don’t care about any that stuff you’re talking about. I only care about finding all of you because the Brood Pits want all of you for breeding purposes. So if you’ll please allow me some of your time, I’d like to ask if you’d be willing to go to the Brood Pits before you leave the station tonight?”
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No. 966968 ID: efab48

OK, so she thinks you're Sol Corp. I'd say play dumb, but you genuinely have little idea what's going on there, so dodged a bullet there. As far as she's concerned, you're just an unusually aggressive salesman for the brood.

Yes, there is a likelihood of strong breeding aversion if your reading their sexual preference right. But considering where you are, you could spin this as an extension of their "night out" and invite both of them to the pits.
How much trouble would you be in for inviting strangers to your nests? Probably a lot. Hopefully, Brood Mom won't mind.
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No. 966978 ID: 864e49

>>966938
Hey look a member of the steel beaks.

Ignore Daxi and just start hitting on her girlfriend outrageously.
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No. 966983 ID: a9af05

>>966938
Let her know that you were actually hired by the Brood Pits to find her and her friends because Brood Queen Ythura Zsanu wants to mix their genes into the Serpent population on the station.

>>966978
I don't think that's a good idea. If we want to convince Daxi to listen to us, then we shouldn't try to steal her girlfriend from her.
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No. 966988 ID: 7fafab

>>966938
"Brood pit wants your services."
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No. 967170 ID: 1301e8
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>"Brood pit wants your services."
Doesn’t that sound a bit too… sinister? Verily, it sounds like you’re kind of mobster or something… heh, “The Brood pit sends their regard” and then pew pew.
>Don't worry, remember the one poster in the brood pit? Non-serpens can apparently impregnate hybrids, Leon can do it himself.
Yeah, because sir “I can’t sully the honor of a girl by putting my dick in them” Leon will knock her up.
>He'll need to take her on a lot of dates over a one-week period, but it can work.
He said himself that it takes up to a year before he feels ready to join someone in bed. No, they’ll need help if you’re going to do it that way, a lot of help.
>Best case scenario, he and you can impregnate her together.
Oh, right, she might need an Ovale as well… or will she? Hmm… maybe you should look this up beforehand? After all, for all you know, she might not even be hybridized enough for Leon to do his thing in the first place.

>Yes, there is a likelihood of strong breeding aversion if your reading their sexual preference right.
Which means you’ll need to get a bit creative if you want that fat bonus at the end of the day. Maybe you can attack it from a different angle… though you don’t know how to handle her girlfriend. She might be trouble…
>Who, the girl who just called you cute right in front of her? The punk one, who I can only assume have similar sensibilities- or lack thereof- of Punk, Rend and Tear?
…she does remind you way to much of Rend, doesn’t she? She even speaks like them… or is the word roxxer just used around here instead of cop?

>They just came out of what’s basically a sex club.
It’s not a sex club. Sure, there’s probably a lot of sex going on in there, but it’s not a sex club… it’s more… whatever you want to do club.
>Do you really think the Varkian is going to care about you trying to get Daxi bred?
She’s an alien. They have these really strange ideas about children and pregnancy. And if they are indeed girlfriends… well, they have strange ideas about relationships as well. Ergo, this might get complicated.
>Her Friend on the other hand seems to think you're a fine piece of tail so it might be possible to convince Daxi through her friend if Daxi is against the idea of the brood pit.
…that’s an idea. Why not turn this obstacle into an advantage. She might be easier to convince than Daxi… so it’s worth a try?
>How much trouble would you be in for inviting strangers to your nests? Probably a lot. Hopefully, Brood Mom won't mind.
No one outside the Brood Pit personal is allowed near the nests, as that’s where the eggs and younglings are. But you’re not going there, are you? You just need a bed, any bed, and a few breeders. Verily, you’re not sure how they’ll react to inviting a non-Serpent, but if it gets Daxi to attend it won’t really matter, will it?
>Ignore Daxi and just start hitting on her girlfriend outrageously.
Tempting… you’re going to hit on her, sure, but maybe ignoring Daxi wouldn’t be a great idea?


>Don't forget to thank Kat, You owe her one.
You send her a message saying that you owe her one.
:KatNH: [Yeah, yeah… just don’t you forget about it.]

>Show her the Brood Pit badge thing. She should let you explain after that.
Before saying anything else, you take out the papers Ythura gave you and hand them over.
:RheaNH: What is this? Brood pit, eh? Wait, they want you to become a teacher or something?
:DaxiNH: Not exactly… not that it matters. It’s probably fake anyway.
:RheaNH: Yah really think some knob-end would take the time to fake something like this? That’s just fucking silly, you hear?
:DaxiNH: Mmm… yes… but I don’t trust her.
:RheaNH: Come on, you can’t just stop trusting everyone we know just because your job went arse over elbow!
:DaxiNH: She’s a stranger! I don’t know her! You don’t know her! She can be anyone and working for anyone!
>Hey look a member of the steel beaks.
Steel beaks? …oh, right, that gang Ben was talking about. She does have a steel beak… and that tattoo… isn’t it the same symbol that Ben was cleaning off? Hmm…
:RishiNH: Wait… you don’t happen to be part of the steel beaks by any chance?
:RheaNH: …what? The fuck do you know about us?
:DaxiNH: See! I told you she was suspicious!
:RishiNH: I’m a friend of Punk, Rend and Tear… you know them, right?
:RheaNH: Our mortal enemies! Of course I know those fuckers!
:RishiNH: Err… mortal enemies?
:RheaNH: Yeah! They are the flame scales! We are always fighting over pretty much everything down on the lower levels. Of course, we haven’t had a tussle in a while now. They are always too busy, you know? Though I still train with Rend three times a week, got to keep up with her, you hear?
:RishiNH: Really?
:RheaNH: So yeah, if you’re friends with those fuckers, then you’re definitely not hired by the fuck heads up top, eh?
:DaxiNH: Hmpf… if you trust her… fine…
:RheaNH: Oh, and I’m Rhea by the way. Rhea lushvale.
:RishiNH: Rishi Zsazsa.
:DaxiNH: You already know who I am.

>Out of curiosity, hired by who?
:RheaNH: The fuck heads up top, duh!
:DaxiNH: Mmm… yes… I think a better description would be my former employees. You know, Sol Corp?
>Keep an eye out for a Varkian newshound, she's apparently trying to get a story out of you five.
:DaxiNH: Ugh, more things to worry about. This is exactly why I wanted to keep out of sight.
>Is she sure she has no info on Azara?
:DaxiNH: What!? Why do you need to find her!?
:RishiNH: I need to find her for the same reason I was looking for her. I have found your other three friends already and she’s the only one left.
:RheaNH: You said she came in inside your friends car, didn’t yah?
:DaxiNH: Ugh… fine… I don’t know where she is. There. Happy?
:RishiNH: Why would someone else be looking for her anyway?
:DaxiNH: Because the pillocks up top lost a bunch of robots and they’ll probably try and blame her for it.
:RishiNH: They lost a bunch of robots?
:DaxiNH: Mmm… yes… and now they need someone to blame. It’s not like they just walked out on their own, now is it?

>Let her know that you were actually hired by the Brood Pits to find her and her friends because Brood Queen Ythura Zsanu wants to mix their genes into the Serpent population on the station.
:RheaNH: Huh? The fucking queen wants to do what?
:DaxiNH: She wants me to breed.
:RheaNH: What? Seriously? They want you to… really?
:DaxiNH: Mmm… yes…. It is indeed kind of-
:RheaNH: Kind of hot, yeah!
:DaxiNH: …that’s not at… you know that the act would require a man, right? And a Ovale?
:RheaNH: You got a cute Ovale right there, don’t yah?
:DaxiNH: I have to concur that she has a nice body… I do like the shapes… but I still isn’t attracted to her hood and the… rest of her.
:RheaNH: Hey, it’s not like you haven’t enjoyed me pick up cute guys and fucking them, you hear?
:DaxiNH: I enjoy watching you dominate them and completely destroy them, not actually taking part of it.
:RheaNH: Then you can just watch me dominate whoever they brought to “breed” you, eh?
:DaxiNH: I don’t think they want you to come.
>Considering where you are, you could spin this as an extension of their "night out" and invite both of them to the pits.
:RishiNH: Of course we want your friend here to come as well. This is, after all, just an extension of your night out together, isn’t it? Verily, I’m sure you friends will appreciate that the both of you could make it.
:RheaNH: Wait, friends? There will be more than one there?
>Hell, she may even want to join in the orgy!
:RishiNH: Of course. I did say I was looking for all four of her friends. It’s going to be one hell of a party!
:RheaNH: Aw yeah! Orgy time! Hah! I knew you wouldn’t let me down, Dax!
:DaxiNH: Huh? But I-
:RheaNH: When you said you didn’t have anything planned for tonight, I was a bit disappointed, I admit, but a fucking orgy!? What a way to end it on the last day you’re here! What a fucking great idea!
:DaxiNH: Um…
:RheaNH: …though the whole breeding part is just for flavor, eh?
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No. 967172 ID: b1b4f3

>>967170
Tell her if that's the way she wants to approach it, you're sure the brood queen will oblige. She can discuss the details with her directly, and make arrangements for any fantasies she wants to act out, or what partners she'd prefer. Conversely, it can be a very businesslike impregnation. Without sexual activity, even. Or the very minimum. She doesn't have to do anything she's not comfortable with.
Hand over the brood queen's contact information to seal the deal. Then contact Leon and ask if he got any solid leads on our final target.
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No. 967176 ID: 2aa5f0

let her know that you already convince 2 of her former co-workers to head to the pit with 1 saying they'd go if you can convince everyone else so if she agrees you only need to find the last person and convince them to and everyone will be there. If she is actually uncomfortable with her former co-workers being there she probably could set up something with some other people seeing how the Brood queen is... well desperate is a bit of a strong word so, she is determined to try and get the 5 of you down to the pits so if Daxi wants she could probably convince the brood queen for some unusual requests if it means she'll give them an egg.
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No. 967178 ID: ed763f

Daxi, when the Queen briefed me on this job, she said of you individually and in particular that any brood pit would desire you. If there's anything you want that the pit can do for you, I think the Queen would eagerly agree. If the body type you like exists on the station, like say one without the hood-and-rest-of-her, she'll work to make it work.

And hey, if you need a place to lay low, you could do worse than hearing her out.
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No. 967195 ID: efab48

>…though the whole breeding part is just for flavor, eh?
And we were so close to having her friend swing in our favor.
At the risk of a "no", let's just clear things up, hand them some contact info, and leave them alone. Call up with Leon, while they have the serious relationship talk.

I hope you pay attention enough to learn a thing or two about interxenosocial relationships. You may or may not have to do amateur counciling in a bit.
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No. 967233 ID: 7fafab

"No, the breeding part is not for flavor, and I can assure you she didn't have this planned."


"If Rhea's presence and/or participation would be required for you to join, Ms. Zulin, I'm sure the Pit can be convinced to allow her in on some of the fun. Not as if she presents a risk of impregnating the ladies."

"Are you are aware of the basics of Serpentine reproduction, Rhea, such as the presence of a third sex?"
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No. 967267 ID: a9af05

>>967170
>This is exactly why I wanted to keep out of sight.
She could keep out of sight at the Brood Pits. She can even have some fun there to pass the time until she has to go to her shuttle to leave the station.

>It’s not like they just walked out on their own, now is it?
Technically, yes they could've, if they were programed to do so. But that's not our problem, so don't bother mentioning it.
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No. 967378 ID: bbd5f5

>>967170
It seems like Rhea's starting to talk over Daxi. This could go poorly if Daxi starts feeling pressured. We need to get Daxi on board, not turn them against each other.

Let's try flattery!

"Like I said, the Brood Queen is looking for promising candidates to add to the station's gene pool. In fact, she was particularly interested in those lovely white scales of yours. If you have some particular requirements for how it happens, I'm sure she'd be quite happy to accomodate."

Like, for instance, she could watch Rhea sit on our face and enjoy our feminine body mods without being distracted by our hood.

Or, what if we put some eggs in Rhea's pussy and she passed them over to Daxi, vagina-to-vagina? You think that's viable?

Or she could go for artificial oviposition. Would she be okay with that if she got to watch Rhea do the "extracting" from the lucky male and ovale?

Just throwing out some ideas there.

If she's sure she's not okay with laying eggs for the Brood Pit, we'll just her their contact info and ask her to tell them herself. After all, our job is just to deliver their message, not to coerce her into anything.
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No. 967379 ID: a9af05

>>967378
There's no guarantee that Rishi will be the one to put eggs in Daxi, so there really isn't any need to act like Rishi is Daxi's only option.

The Brood Pit will most likely provide an ovale that fits Daxi's needs. If the Brood Pit asks Rishi to provide eggs, that's when we mention those ideas to Daxi.
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No. 967401 ID: bbd5f5

>>967378
Hmm, let's make it "the Brood Queen is looking for a few lovely ladies like yourself" or something like that. She'd be more interested in joining if she knew there were going to be other girls there, especially if she was the most "special" among them.
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No. 967608 ID: 1301e8
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967608

>Technically, yes they could've just walked out on their own, if they were programed to do so.
But someone needed to program them to do so, which they might think Azara did? No matter, it’s not important right now.
>Our job is just to deliver their message, not to coerce her into anything.
Your job is indeed to just deliver the message… but you were promised a bonus if you managed to convince them all to come, ergo, you will at least try and convince them.
>There's no guarantee that Rishi will be the one to put eggs in Daxi, so there really isn't any need to act like Rishi is Daxi's only option.
Verily, as Augustina probably going to request you personally, you probably won’t even have the time to do so even if both of you wanted to. You’re sure the Brood Queen will send over four other Ovales to help you with the other ladies.

>It seems like Rhea's starting to talk over Daxi. This could go poorly if Daxi starts feeling pressured. We need to get Daxi on board, not turn them against each other.
Rhea is just excited and Daxi was surprised that Rhea would think she was behind this. You’re sure they’ll reach an equilibrium soon enough and calm down.
>I hope you pay attention enough to learn a thing or two about interxenosocial relationships. You may or may not have to do amateur counciling in a bit.
…you still have no idea how these alien relationships work. Verily, they are just so… well… alien.


>No, the breeding part is not for flavor, and I can assure you she didn't have this planned.
:RheaNH: …it… isn’t? Wait, they can just come by and ask you to get pregnant?
:DaxiNH: They can come by and pay me to get pregnant.
:RheaNH: Eh? They just expect you to get a child like that? That’s kind of a life changing thing to do, you hear?
:DaxiNH: Mmm… yes… expect that I’m not the one who will take care of the child. They will. That’s why they want me to lay an egg.
:RheaNH: …so… what you are saying… you get all the perks but none of the drawbacks?
:DaxiNH: None of the drawbacks? I’m still going to have to slither around with a huge belly for months.
:RheaNH: That’s kind of hot.
:DaxiNH:
:RheaNH: I mean, this doesn’t sound real! This is like one of those badly written pornos the flamescales are doing. Pff, I bet Rend would love this kind of script, you hear? “Oh, yes, we are ready to be bred, sir”, hehe…
:DaxiNH: Which is why we don’t… want to… um… join?
:RheaNH: I don’t know. Being part of a real life porno plot is kind of hot as well.
:DaxiNH: …of course…
>Let her know that you already convince 2 of her former co-workers to head to the pit additional to 1 saying they'd go if you can convince everyone else.
:DaxiNH: Let me guess, Evlyn is the one who wants everyone there? And you asked about Azara, which means the other two are Augustina and Myzla? How did you manage that? Myzla is way to posh to even consider something as common as this, not to mention that she’s so in love with her own looks that she would never ruin it by getting pregnant… and Augustina is impossible to deal with unless you get her to schedule something a week in advance.
:RishiNH: Verily, it was actually surprisingly easy. I simply opened Myzla up for the idea of pregnant modeling.
:DaxiNH: …mmm… yes… that… that would explain it. But Augustina? I’m surprised she even had the time to talk to you at all.
:RishiNH: She gave me five minutes. I fucked her so hard that she had three orgasms and was barely able to slither away afterwards.
:DaxiNH: …w-what.
:RheaNH: HA! Now that’s what I’m fucking talking about! See, Daxi? This is what we might miss out on! Of course they would be amazing fucking machines!
:DaxiNH: Err… I-I’m sure t-they are… really g-good at their job… mmm… yes… I’m sure… but… well…
:RheaNH: Hey, Dax, you won’t mind I ask this lovely little lady for her number, eh?
:DaxiNH: You know I don’t, love.
:RheaNH: Sweet. So, Rishi was it? I am so going to go for a ride on your lady breaker later, so let’s exchange contact info, eh?
:RishiNH: Um… sure?
>If Rhea's presence and/or participation would be required for you to join, Ms. Zulin, I'm sure the Pit can be convinced to allow her in on some of the fun. Not as if she presents a risk of impregnating the ladies.
:RheaNH: Damn right I’m going to be part of this!
:DaxiNH: While her present might not run the risk of making anyone pregnant, she might scare away the others ladies, though…
:RheaNH: Hey! You little fucking tease!
>If you need a place to lay low, you could do worse than hearing the Brood Queen out.
:RheaNH: Aw, yeah, that’s the perfect idea, you hear! Just hang out somewhere private with a bunch of sexy breeding ladies.
:DaxiNH: You do realize the Brood pit is mostly concerned about taking care of our children? It’s not a constant orgy you can just join at any time.
:RheaNH: Aw, man… you just have to ruin my dream, Dax…
:DaxiNH: So yes, I believe I will not “hang out” there, as you put it.


>Like I said, the Brood Queen is looking for promising candidates to add to the station's gene pool. In fact, she was particularly interested in those lovely white scales of yours.
:RheaNH: Fuck yeah, these diamond scales and those beautiful ruby eyes deserve all the praise they can fucking get, you hear!?
:DaxiNH: She really consider me the most valuable? No, I mean… why would I want to share my looks?
:RheaNH: Come now, Dax, don’t you want to see a few diamond coated children running around?
:DaxiNH: …why do you want to see children than looks like me?
:RheaNH: Because the world deserve more of you, it’s as simple as that.
:DaxiNH: I… err… mmm… yes… I… agree?
>She can discuss the details with her directly, and make arrangements for any fantasies she wants to act out, or what partners she'd prefer.
:RheaNH: Let me get this straight, you’re getting paid a bunch to get to live out your fantasies? Why are you even thinking about this?
:DaxiNH: Well… I… just… don’t… ugh…
>Conversely, it can be a very businesslike impregnation.
:RheaNH: Oh! That’s hot as well!
:DaxiNH: How is that hot?
:RheaNH: It’s so fucking casual. You know… just walk into the office, grab some coffee, get impregnated while discussing the weather with a co-worker…
:DaxiNH: That’s not how it works.
:RheaNH: But would be hot if it did…
:DaxiNH: Can you stop saying everything is hot!?
:RheaNH: Maybe I should pitch the idea to Rend…
>Without sexual activity, even. Or the very minimum. She doesn't have to do anything she's not comfortable with.
:RheaNH: Okay, that’s just boring.
:DaxiNH: Agreed.


:DaxiNH: But none of this matter, as I already have plans and that’s that.
:RheaNH: You do? You said you didn’t have anything planned for today.
:DaxiNH: EXACLY! I just want to head home, snuggle a bit, have a nice dinner and then snuggle some more. That was my plan.
:RheaNH: Aw, that’s super sweet.
:DaxiNH: See, that’s what I-
:RheaNH: And fucking boring.
:DaxiNH: What.
:RheaNH: Honestly, Dax, I really wanted us to go out on a bang if anything.
:DaxiNH: Oh… but I kind of wanted to… well… take it easy?
:RheaNH: Hey, why not both? First, we head home to my place and just relax and snuggle a bit before dinner... I’ll even make that noodle and shellfish dish you love so much… and then we’ll end the night with the orgy, eh?
:DaxiNH: …that… that sounds kind of nice, actually. It’s just… I don’t really want to be with a man… or ovale for that matter.
:RheaNH: Oh, I’m sure they can come up with something for that…
:RishiNH: I’m sure the Brood Queen can find someone that will suit your taste, Daxi. And even if you don’t want a hood or spines, there’s way to deal with that as well. For instance, you could watch Rhea sit on their face and enjoy our fem- their feminine body mods without being distracted by their hood.
:RheaNH: Unf! Now that’s an idea!
:DaxiNH: That’s… ah… kind of… exciting, indeed.
:RishiNH: Or, what if they put some eggs in Rhea's pussy and she passed them over to Daxi, vagina-to-vagina?
:RheaNH: Or I can just suck them out for you, love. That works too, eh?
:DaxiNH: Oh… err… y-yeah…
:RishiNH: Or she could go for artificial oviposition. Would she be okay with that if she got to watch Rhea do the "extracting" from the lucky male and ovale?
:RheaNH: Hehe, you really know your stuff, don’t yah?
:RishiNH: Just throwing out some ideas there.
:RheaNH: Oh! And don’t Serpent guys have two dicks? We can always just ride one each while making out as well!
:DaxiNH: Okay, okay, fine, I admit it. It sounds exciting, damn it.

>Hand over the brood queen's contact information to seal the deal.
:RheaNH: Fuck yeah. Let’s do this.
:DaxiNH: I… can’t promise anything, but I’ll see what they can come up with.
:RheaNH: Aw, come on, I know you’ll love this, Dax. Just look at her! She got hips bigger than mine, and you love my fat hips don’t yah?

Rhea makes a quick gesture for the two of you to “join” hips, just to show off for Daxi, and you happily oblige.

:DaxiNH: T-they are very… c-curvy, yes…
:RishiNH: I’m sure they’ll find someone that’s even more titillating than me for you to play with, Daxi.
:DaxiNH: Alright, alright, I’ve already said I’m going to call them… geez…
:RheaNH: Thanks, love!

Mission Accomplished.

>Then contact Leon and ask if he got any solid leads on our final target.
:LeonNH: Ah, an honor to hear from you again, Squire Rishi! I do indeed have a few new leads for us to face together with glory!
:RishiNH: Oh? And what have you found out, Sir Leon.
:LeonNH: While maid Myzla did mention a lot of location she might be at, two of them are of particular interests right now. Apparently there is an Arcade on some of the lower levels she loved to frequent.
:RishiNH: And she might have gone there one last time before leaving…
:LeonNH: Indeed… there’s also the SAI Sanctuary, the one where I had the honor to meet you for the first time, remember? She has apparently been a frequent visitor there.
:RishiNH: Her robot friends, huh…
:LeonNH: And there there’s some other great news as well! We have just gotten a warrant to search her apartment. While I am pretty certain she won’t be there herself, I am sure with my vigilance and your intelligence we can find a clue on her current whereabouts. Now, the question is, where do we start?
:RishiNH: Hmm…
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No. 967614 ID: 2aa5f0

...I'm going to say the sanctuary truth be told because from what I remember it isn't really that big, their weren't to many people there, and we know people there that probably trust us enough to know that we're not out to get them and that when we say we're looking for a friend of theirs for non nefarious reasons they'd actually believe us. Plus if she's not there then we can probably at least ask some of the people there to let her know we'd like to talk to her before she leaves and to give us a call so if she shows up after we leave we'd still have a chance of getting into contact with her.
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No. 967629 ID: ed763f

I've got this inkling they're in danger, let's go to the apartment first; unless the sanctuary is closer somehow.
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No. 967634 ID: a9af05

>>967608
When we first met her, Evlyn said, "Azara meanwhile is hanging out with her robot friends, if I’m going to guess." and now Leon is telling us that Azara is a frequent visitor to the SAI Sanctuary. I think we should start there.

Although, it might be best that we stay split up from Leon for now. Since we've got 3 locations to search, we can go 2 of them and meet up at the 3rd location if we still haven't found Azara by then.

Also, the SAIs at the Sanctuary might be more willing to help us find Azara if we don't show up with a PK Officer.
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No. 967641 ID: b1b4f3

>>967634
Agreed.
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No. 967650 ID: 7cc58f

>>967608
>Sex talk convinced them.
Oh right, Kat said Daxi was into some freaky stuff, so I guess it makes sense that's what convinced them to go.

>>967634
This makes sense, let's do it.
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No. 967667 ID: 7fafab

>>967608
Time to go to the robo zone
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No. 967738 ID: 1301e8
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967738

>Oh right, Kat said Daxi was into some freaky stuff, so I guess it makes sense that's what convinced them to go.
Kat said she was into Uredo stuff though… but you guess she’s into other things as well. Rhea is definitely a pervert, which you used to your advantage. They are a cute couple in that way…

>I've got this inkling Azara is in danger.
Verily, she seems to be actively trying not to be found, if Daxi is to be believed. Is she afraid of something… or is she simply trying to stay away from people like that reporter, Kishi? Either way, you better find her before anyone else does, as if either of those do, then it will make your job harder.
>When we first met her, Evlyn said, "Azara meanwhile is hanging out with her robot friends, if I’m going to guess." and now Leon is telling us that Azara is a frequent visitor to the SAI Sanctuary.
If what you have gathered so far is correct, then she seems to be a very pro-SAI person… and if she’s visiting her robot friends enough for Evlyn to know about it, she might just be at the Sanctuary.


>I think we should start at the SAI Sanctuary..
:LeonNH: A glorious idea, squire Rishi! I will meet you there!
:RishiNH: Actually, about that…
>Although, it might be best that we stay split up from Leon for now. Since we've got 3 locations to search, we can go 2 of them and meet up at the 3rd location if we still haven't found Azara by then.
:LeonNH: Ah, yes, splitting up might be a valid strategy.
:RishiNH: Verily, the SAIs at the Sanctuary might be more willing to help us find Azara if I go there alone and not in the presence of a PK officer.
:LeonNH: Which is why I will suggest that we split up not to cover more ground, but to bring our own glorious perspective on all three locations. As you cannot enter her abode on your lonesome, I will leave that for later after we have reunited. Until then, I will go to this Arcade... and then we will switch places. Or do you wish to visit her apartment next?
:RishiNH: I don’t know yet. I’ll get back to you about that.
:LeonNH: Very well. Then let you find glory in your endeavors, squire Rishi! Farewell!
:RishiNH: May the tides bring you fortune, Leon.

Right as you’re about to enter a Tram to take you away from here, you hear Rhea swear loudly behind you.
:RheaNH: THE FUCK IS THAT!?
:KishiNH: VARK! We’ve been spotted! Move it!
:KatNH: HEY! WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE!?
:DaxiNH: How… how did they even get up there?

…you better just ignore it, as it’s not your problem. Not that you have the time for it anyway…
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No. 967739 ID: 1301e8
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>Time to go to the robo zone.
You make your way down to the Sanctuary, expecting to find Dreaming Pontiff and their congregation inside, ready to help you out. Instead, you’re met with a deadly silence.
>From what I remember it isn't really that big, there weren't too many people there, and we know people there that probably trust us.
The place is indeed not very large, at least not the parts you were allowed to see, and the last time there weren’t that many robots around either… but now it’s completely empty. Where is everyone? You even give all the side rooms a quick glance, but the place seems deserted.

>If she's not there then we can probably at least ask some of the people there to let her know we'd like to talk to her before she leaves and to give us a call so if she shows up.
That would be a great idea… if you were able to find someone to talk to, that is. This is kind of creepy, actually…

:RishiNH: …hello? …anyone there?

…but your voice is drowned out by the sound of silence…
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No. 967740 ID: a9af05

>>967739
Isn't that Saki behind the podium? And is that a bullet hole in the poster?! Something has happened here! Let's hope Saki will be able to tell us!

You might be able to convince Saki to come out of hiding by reminding them of who you are.
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No. 967741 ID: ed763f

Fuck, that's a bullet hole on the back wall. I think I see Saki down behind the altar. Hopefully he's just playing possum. Whoever was here didn't take anything from the offering plate, it wasn't a robbery. You should call Leon immidiately and check on Saki first, but keep your voice down and head on a swivel for rouge cleaning bots.
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No. 967742 ID: 2aa5f0

either that's a bullet hole or a flower on the wall next gear on the flag, I'm noticing something yellow on one of the vines hanging off the altar, likes like one of the flower pots was knocked over, and I believe I see that uncanny valley kid we met last time hiding behind the alter.

Oh dear, let's hope things don't look as bad as it seems and today is just some SAI holiday or something. Oh and speak to the kid and make sure he's alright and what's going on around here.
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No. 967743 ID: 7fafab

>>967739
Someone's behind the altar - probably Saki
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No. 967745 ID: b1b4f3

>>967739
Is that a scorch mark from an energy weapon!?
I see that young SAI hiding behind the altar, reassure them so that you can ask what happened.
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No. 967790 ID: 36784c

>>967739
Ok, I know this looks bad, but let’s just make absolutely sure something bad did happen here before we alert Leon. We might get in trouble for calling the PKs here and it turns out that there isn’t actually a crime.

>Saki
You might be able to convince them to come out if you remind them of who you are and what you talked about last time. Start off with mentioning you were here to talk with an SAI named Tranquil to try and get help to find another SAI named Xaby.

If that doesn’t work, then even though you ain’t gonna like it, you’ll have to try and remind them that you’re the “fat” Serpent lady whose butt they were staring at and tried to pinch.
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No. 967799 ID: b34040

If this is a crime scene, calling the PK immediately might be the best move, before you potentially contaminate the scene.
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No. 967938 ID: 1301e8
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967938

>Keep your voice down and head on a swivel for rouge cleaning bots.
While cleaning bots wearing makeup is a concern, you’re more worried about any rogue bots. But verily, joking aside, you do need to keep vigilant, just in case someone dangerous is still around.
>If this is a crime scene, calling the PK immediately might be the best move, before you potentially contaminate the scene.
While you don’t have much experience as a cop, you still have three years at the police academy, so you know how to act around a crime scene… which boils down to DON’T TOUCH ANYTHING YOU DOOFUS!

>Ok, I know this looks bad, but let’s just make absolutely sure something bad did happen here before we alert Leon.
Right, let’s observe the scene… you’ve seen this place before, weeks ago, so you know how it is supposed to look… hmm…
>I'm noticing something yellow on one of the vines hanging off the altar and one of the flower pots was knocked over.
The yellow thing is a petal from a flower, the very same yellow flower that someone has knocked over. Clearly, there has been some kind of kerfuffle here recently; otherwise someone would have cleaned that up… and seeing as only one of the pots have been knocked over, it wasn’t a very big one. Maybe whoever was on the receiving end wasn’t fighting back? Hmm…
>Whoever was here didn't take anything from the offering plate, it wasn't a robbery.
With the exception of the people, nothing seems to be missing. Of course, they might have been after something else not to mention the stuff on the altar doesn’t seem particularly valuable, ergo, you can’t actually rule out the possibility of a robbery… it’s just not very likely.
>Is that a scorch mark from an energy weapon!?
…those are indeed scorch mark… and if you aren’t mistaken, its small size and the heat residue seem to indicate that the thing who created it was some kind of small laz pistol model. Too small to be a rifle shot… and it’s clearly not made by a plasma or pulse weapon. Either way… maybe you should call the Peace Keepers now?
>Isn't that Saki behind the podium?
…that is indeed the uncanny valley kid that you met last time here. He is sitting completely motionless behind the altar in a position that would break the spine of any real person. You can only assume that he is hiding? …but from what?

>Start off with mentioning you were here to talk with an SAI named Tranquil to try and get help to find another SAI named Xaby.
:RishiNH: Saki? Is that you? It’s me… Rishi.
:SakiNH:
:RishiNH: Remember me? I’m the Serpents that came by looking for Tranquil a few weeks ago? I was trying to find Xaby? Dreaming Pontiff helped me, remember?
:SakiNH:
:RishiNH: …you called me fat?
:SakiNH: Confirmed. I have found you in my memory banks. I’m sorry for calling you a bad word last time we met. I didn’t know bringing your abnormal shape to focus was rude.
:RishiNH: It’s fine, Saki.
:SakiNH: Still, I am sorry.

>Something has happened here! Let's hope Saki will be able to tell us!
:RishiNH: Saki, can you tell me what happened here?
:SakiNH: What happened? I am actually not sure?
:RishiNH: Start from the beginning. I’m sure we can figure it out together.
:SakiNH: It all started with me buying new clothes.
:RishiNH: The beginning of what happened here, Saki.
:SakiNH: But it is. I helped cyborg woman with a task and she paid me some money. I went and bought these clothes. Then when I got back to show Mr. Pontiff this huge plant monster attacked us!
:RishiNH: Plant monster? What?
:SakiNH: It had a snarling jaw full of jagged teeth, eyes red with madness and it was even breathing fire!
:RishiNH: …you mean it fired a laz pistol?
:SakiNH: It screamed that it would hurt us if we didn’t do as it wanted and then Mr. Pontiff lead it outside somewhere and then everyone ran but I was so scared I hid behind the altar and I hid and hid and hid and then you came here and asked me what happened.
:RishiNH: So that’s-
:SakiNH: And you made me remember you by telling me about the time I called you fat and-
:RishiNH: I already know that part, Saki, you don’t need to tell me that. Instead, can you tell me what this “plant monster” wanted?
:SakiNH: I don’t know. I was so scared that I hid as soon as it came crashing in! It was looking for something, but I don’t know what!
:RishiNH: …something… or someone? Hmm…

>You should call Leon immediately.
:RishiNH: I need to call the PK to in-
:SakiNH: NO! DON’T!
:RishiNH: Huh? Why not!
:SakiNH: Because they warned us if we called the Peace Keepers we would be sorry! And they got parent out there! They might hurt them!
:RishiNH: Parent? You mean… Dreaming Pontiff?
:SakiNH: Yeah! They are out there with them! They might be in danger if you call the PKs!
:RishiNH: They might be in danger if we don’t as well.
:SakiNH: And the PKs aren’t good people! They will take any chance they get to hurt us!
:RishiNH: Really?
:SakiNH: Don’t call them! Please!
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No. 967946 ID: 2aa5f0

I can't recall but how well does your sleeper gun work on SAIs again? Asking because the perpetrator was either a Uredo... in which case I'm somewhat amazed he wasn't overpowered by some of the much larger and heavier SAIs or a SAI that was part of that plant group we talked to last time.

>Don’t call them! Please!
you didn't seem to mind to much last time when Haley was with us.

Also who was it that gave you money, what did you help her with, and which way did the plant monster and parent go?
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No. 967951 ID: a9af05

>>967938
>I helped cyborg woman with a task and she paid me some money.
"Did the cyborg woman look like a Serpent, like me?"

>Plant monster
Ask Saki if he can show you a picture of this plant monster? Or is it racist to assume that SAIs are capable of showing us something that they've seen just because they're machines?

>And the PKs aren’t good people! They will take any chance they get to hurt us!
Tell Saki that not all of the PKs are bad people, there are some that are very friendly.
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No. 967963 ID: b1b4f3

Ask for a more detailed description of the cyborg woman, and what task he performed. Also get him to make a drawing of the plant person, if possible... or a better description. Though I guess "uredo with a toothy mouth" is pretty unique.
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No. 967965 ID: ed763f

Ask if you can call just Leon, he might trust him since he's Haley's partner and he tried to save Xaby. Do you know which way the plant thing went?
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No. 967974 ID: b1b4f3

Ask him if the PKs hurt anyone last time they were here.
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No. 967984 ID: efab48

Look at this rationally: The intruder is likely looking for someone who is known to be at this spot often. This intruder now has a hostage, hopefully to be used as a bargining chip.
If they're looking for the same lady you are, then this means by now they're either at the arcade or at her apartment. And an apartment would be better place to hole up than an arcade, if they don't want to make a scene.
>Don’t call them! Please!
You're not calling a PK, you're calling a friend. To check up on him.

>>967951
>"Did the cyborg woman look like a Serpent, like me?"
"...or do I look more like that 'plant monster'?"


>that's in binary
THOTdestroyer Nevermind, it's nothing, not important.
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No. 968080 ID: 36784c

>>967938
Ask Saki if he can show you where they went. You’ll try to help Dreaming Pontiff. Rishi, you’ll need to sneak over there as quietly as possible to try and see what’s going on.

>And the PKs aren’t good people! They will take any chance they get to hurt us!
Maybe once you see what’s going on, you should call Leon directly instead the PKs?

You should explain that there’s a witness here that has asked you not to call the PKs, so you’re calling him directly. You should also explain that the witness is afraid of the PKs because, according to them, “The PKs aren’t good people and they will take any chance they get to hurt us!”

Then ask Leon what you should do in this situation?
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No. 968104 ID: 36784c

>>968080
Almost forgot something. Ask Saki how long ago all of this happened? And ask if he can tell us exactly word for word what the plant monster was saying?
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No. 968186 ID: bbd5f5

>>967938
A lot of criminals tell people not to call the cops because they don't want to be arrested. But yes, we need to proceed with caution in a hostage situation. It's a shame Haley's stuck on desk duty, since we know she could be trusted with this. Leon's also a generally good fellow, but we'll need to plan our moves carefully so the hostage doesn't get hurt.

First we need to figure out what the kidnapper wants and where they're going. Does Saki have any recordings of the incident we can look over, or remember any unusual conversations they had recently?
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No. 968196 ID: 1301e8
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968196

>Look at this rationally: The intruder is likely looking for someone who is known to be at this spot often.
And we know that Azara would spend a lot of time here as well. Verily, it might be coincidence, but the likelihood is that they were looking for the same person you are.
>This intruder now has a hostage, hopefully to be used as a bargaining chip.
Hostage? You’re not sure about that. Saki said that Pontiff led it outside, not that it forced Pontiff to leave, ergo, they didn’t take Pontiff hostage but Pontiff voluntarily led them outside to… whatever it is they wanted. It’s still a very delicate situation, of course.
>If they're looking for the same lady you are, then this means by now they're either at the arcade or at her apartment.
You find it highly unlikely that someone would be able force a very large and very eye-catching SAI at gunpoint into either a crowded arcade or into an apartment located in a very rich and well-off neighborhood without anyone noticing. Verily, if they are taking a hostage, they’ll take them somewhere private to hide them, where they know no one else will come by.

>The perpetrator was either an Uredo... in which case I'm somewhat amazed he wasn't overpowered by some of the much larger and heavier SAIs.
Don’t the Uredo feel physical pain just thinking about hurting people or some such? Sure, you know that they are supposedly able to go completely bonkers, but the idea that a small shrub would be able to overpower a large machine like that is… let just say, it’s not very likely.
>Or a SAI that was part of that plant group we talked to last time.
It is possible. Otherwise, who would fit that description? There aren’t any other plant creatures other than Uredo’s and SAI that can wield guns, as far as you know.
>I guess "uredo with a toothy mouth" is pretty unique.
Verily, it’s unique enough to sound fabricated. But if it is true, it wouldn’t be too hard to track them down.
>I can't recall but how well does your sleeper gun work on SAIs again?
It doesn’t. It’s designed for organic beings only. Huh, you almost forgot that you even had it, but it is comfortable to know that you have some defense, just in case. Let’s just hope your plant SAI theory isn’t correct.

>A lot of criminals tell people not to call the cops because they don't want to be arrested.
A lot of people don’t call the cops because they don’t want to get arrested, criminal or not.


>You didn't seem to mind too much last time when Haley was with us.
:SakiNH: Yeah, but they are different!
:RishiNH: She’s a SAI?
:SakiNH: They are on our side!
>Ask if you can call just Leon, he might trust him since he's Haley's partner and he tried to save Xaby.
:SakiNH: No! Leon is bad! He came with bad people that bonked me on the head!
:RishiNH: …oh, right. Leon did kind of conduct a police raid on this place last time I was here, didn’t he?
>Ask him if the PKs hurt anyone last time they were here.
:SakiNH: They come by and accuse us of doing things all the time that we haven’t done and then they take us away to the bad room!
:RishiNH: Bad room? They arrest you?
:SakiNH: They said I did a bad thing, then they locked me inside a room for a whole day before Parent came and they let me go.
:RishiNH: Why did they arrest you?
:SakiNH: They said I had bad substance on me, but I did not, so they took me away to ask me questions, but they never asked any questions, they just left me there behind the bars! Why would I even have bad substance? I’m not organic?
:RishiNH: Uh huh…
>Tell Saki that not all of the PKs are bad people, there are some that are very friendly.
:SakiNH: Halcyon is nice.
:RishiNH: Haley isn’t available right now. She’s on desk duty.
:SakiNH: All the others are meanies.

>Did the cyborg woman look like a Serpent, like me?
:SakiNH: Yeah! She’s like you! But without a hood!
:RishiNH: This is a picture of Azara Uzel. Does she look like her?
:SakiNH: YEAH! That’s her! That’s the lady with robot parts!
>...or do I look more like that 'plant monster'?
:SakiNH: You don’t look like a plant, silly.
>What did you help her with.
:SakiNH: I wrote a bunch of numbers for her unto a weird date storage cube. It was called a BTL.
:RishiNH: What kind of numbers? What was the BTL called?
:SakiNH: I dunno? I just copied what she wrote.

>Ask Saki if he can show you a picture of this plant monster?
:SakiNH: I didn’t get a good look of them, but I will comply. Sending picture now… unable to find your wireless port for data transfer.
:RishiNH: I don’t have one of those? I’m not a robot, after all.
:SakiNH: Oh… in that case, no, I cannot.
>Ask Saki how long ago all of this happened?
:SakiNH: …8 minutes and 32 seconds ago exactly when you arrived here and started talking to me.
:RishiNH: So I just missed them? Verily, you’re not sure if you’re lucky or not…
>Ask if he can tell us exactly word for word what the plant monster was saying?
:SakiNH: I wasn’t listening. I was too distracted by something else. First, by these radical clothes… then by the fire breathing and the screaming and finally the fear of not being able to dream again.
:RishiNH: But did you hear anything? Anything at all?
:SakiNH: They said they were looking for something… and that we knew where it was… and Pontiff said they knew where it was and would take them there?
:RishiNH: So… Pontiff led them away by their free will? Hmm…

>Which way did the plant monster and parent go?
:SakiNH: Outside. Oh! Parent said they were going out back! They must have meant out back where we the trash containers are.
:RishiNH: Can you take me there?
:SakiNH: …if it means you can help parent, then yes.

Saki leads you outside and around the corner of the Sanctuary, where a dark… well, alley is located. Alley might be the wrong word, as it’s just as big as all the other corridors down here, but it is dark… and foreboding.

:RishiNH: What’s down there?
:SakiNH: Garbage containers. We throw our junk there. It goes all the way to the other side of the sanctuary.
:RishiNH: Hmm… I can’t see anyone… or hear anything…
:SakiNH: …I do not want to go down there…
:RishiNH: I won’t force you, don’t you worry.

>We'll need to plan our moves carefully so the hostage doesn't get hurt.
According to Saki, this is where Dreaming Pontiff would have taken the culprint, but you can’t see any trace of them… or hear anything either. Do you even want to go down there, in case someone is actually there? Maybe it’s time to call the Peace Keepers? Or maybe Saki is just wrong, and no one is there? You need to c-

Your train of thought is completely derailed as a loud clanking sound start emanating from the alleyway. It sounds just like someone is smashing metal against metal… with a slight echoing effect on it?
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No. 968200 ID: 2aa5f0

ask if their are normally plants down the hall... because I really don't like how plants are there and he said it was some kind of plant monster that attacked this place.
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No. 968203 ID: b1b4f3

>>968196
I see some thorny vines immediately on the left that look like they're not supposed to be there. The other plants look like they just grow there commonly.
Check the thorny vines, then sneak in to see if you can spot what's making the noise. Do you have any way of defending yourself against a SAI?
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No. 968214 ID: 36784c

>>968196
>Let’s just hope your plant SAI theory isn’t correct.
Note to self: Buy a means of protection that can work on SAIs because your sleeper gun only works on organics. Which is bad, since not everyone that’ll be hostile to you will be organic.

>I don’t have one of those? I’m not a robot, after all.
>Oh…in that case, no, I cannot.
You have a data pad, don’t you? Couldn’t Saki have sent something to that? Don’t ask now because it’s too late, but for future reference, try to remember if your data pad would still work.

>dark foreboding corridor
Doesn’t that symbol on the sign represent recycling?

>Garbage containers. We throw our junk there.
>a loud clanking sound start emanating from the alleyway. It sounds just like someone is smashing metal against metal…with a slight echoing effect on it?
I think there might be a trash compactor at the end of the hallway and whoever the “plant monster” is has thrown Dreaming Pontiff in there!

>>968203
>I see some thorny vines immediately on the left that look like they're not supposed to be there. The other plants look like they just grow there commonly.
I agree. Those thorny vines look like they don’t belong there.
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No. 968250 ID: efab48

It sounds like someone is trapped in one of the containers. Try to call out or search for the source.
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No. 968264 ID: 7fafab

Time to go down a dark, foreboding alleyway - this is in no way a bad idea!
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No. 968270 ID: a9af05

>>968196
>No wireless port because not a robot
Then have him send it to your data pad. This is the exact same solution that worked when you asked Dreaming Pontiff to send you a brochure about the SAI Sanctuary.

>Dark corridor with plants
>Bad guy described as a plant monster
Saki has been here before, ask if any of these plants are supposed to be here.

>What do?
Ask Saki if he can call Dreaming Pontiff? If so, have him ask Dreaming Pontiff where they are so you can find them.

And I'm really starting to think that we should message Leon, just in case something happens to us! Even if Saki gets upset with us for calling the PKs, it's not worth risking our saftey!
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No. 968286 ID: a9af05

>>968270
Just thought of something. What does the clanging sound like? Does it sound like "clangclangclang", which would be someone banging on a metal door, or does it sound like "clang……clang……clang", which might be someone beating up a person with a metal body to try and make them talk?

And does Saki know where the cyborg lady is? Did she go with Dreaming Pontiff and the plant monster?
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No. 968287 ID: f3f534

>>968196
You know what would be hilarious? If this whole thing was some sorta elaborate plan put together by Azara and Dreaming Pontiff so that they could sneak off and have sex with each other. And that clanging noise is one of them up against the wall while they're being fucked.
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No. 968297 ID: bbd5f5

>>968196
...We already know the suspect is a criminal. He threatened and shot at the people in the Sanctuary. He tried to intimidate them into not calling the police so he could get away with his crimes.

Try and listen for the direction the clanging is coming from. Can you get a map of the station to see what's in that general area? If we're lucky, it's just something bashing against a door or wall, not an SAI's body.
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No. 968384 ID: 1301e8
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968384

>You have a data pad, don’t you? Couldn’t Saki have sent something to that? Don’t ask now because it’s too late…
Oh, right, that might have worked. Verily, you were too distracted by the situation to remember it. You did almost forget about your sleeper gun as well…
>Do you have any way of defending yourself against a SAI?
…lead pipe? Otherwise, no, no you do not. Ergo, let’s not get into a fight with a SAI.
>Note to self: Buy a means of protection that can work on SAIs because your sleeper gun only works on organics.
Hmm… you guess you can get some kind of shock rod or something? Any gun powerful enough to bring down a SAI is sadly hard to come by legally, so your options are limited. Verily, maybe the best course of action is to not get into fights with SAI? You’re a private detective, not a cop, ergo, you’re supposed to track people down, not fight them.

>Time to go down a dark, foreboding alleyway - this is in no way a bad idea!
That is a horrible idea! You’re not slithering down there unless you know there isn’t a crazed SAI waiting to ambush you!
>Doesn’t that symbol on the sign represent recycling?
Indeed it does. Saki did mention that there are a bunch of trash containers down there, didn’t he?
>What does the clanging sound like? Does it sound like "clangclangclang", which would be someone banging on a metal door, or does it sound like "clang……clang……clang", which might be someone beating up a person with a metal body to try and make them talk?
It is several fast intervals of the first thing. As if someone is knocking on a door, waiting, then knocking again.
>It sounds like someone is trapped in one of the containers.
…verily, that does sound very plausible. Did the plant SAI throw Dreaming Pontiff into one of the containers and locked them inside? It is the most sound theory you’ve come up with yet.
>You know what would be hilarious? If this whole thing was some sorta elaborate plan put together by Azara and Dreaming Pontiff so that they could sneak off and have sex with each other. And that clanging noise is one of them up against the wall while they're being fucked.
While it would be funny, it seems extremely unlikely. First off, why would they even need to do some kind of elaborate ploy like this? Can’t they just… you know, find somewhere private to fuck? Second, where does the plant creature with a laz gun come in? And third, while you wouldn’t be surprised if Azara is some kind of technophile, Pontiff didn’t seem like the kind of person who would do organic things like that. They look like a freaking industrial machine after all and not something you can sleep with. Ergo, it’s very unlikely.


>I'm really starting to think that we should message Leon, just in case something happens to us!
:LeonNH: [This is Sir Leontius Strongheart, Knight in the order of the gilded Kruv, Peace Keeper of Unity Space and warrior of Justice! I am currently doing my duty and facing criminals in glorious combat and cannot answer. Please leave a message and I will honor you with my presence at a later time.]
:RishiNH: [Leon, it’s Rishi. I might get in a bind soon, so please come to the sanctuary if I don’t call back.]

>Ask Saki if he can call Dreaming Pontiff?
:SakiNH: I’ve tried, but I can’t connect to his module!
>And does Saki know where the cyborg lady is?
:SakiNH: I dunno.
:RishiNH: Didn’t she tell anyone where she was going?
:SakiNH: She was there when I left to buy these clothes, but she was gone when I got back.
>Ask if there are normally plants down the hall...
:SakiNH: Affirmative! The purple ones are quite common down here in the tunnels. Originating from Lulon 1, they managed to spread through the galaxy by hitchhiking on space ships, as they’ve evolved to be able to grown on steel surfaces and leech-
:RishiNH: And the leafy one?
:SakiNH: TranquilMMF-DD140 forgot to properly dispose of one of his old plants a few months ago, before I woke up. So now it’s taken a life on its own. I’ve heard that there’s this small Uredo that comes by and water it eve-
:RishiNH: And the thorny one?
:SakiNH: …My query to my memory database returns a 0 Boolean on that subject, sorry.
:RishiNH: Hmm…

>I see some thorny vines immediately on the left that look like they're not supposed to be there.
Your first instinct is to reach out and touch it… but you think better of it. Instead, you pull out your sleeper gun to shot it. After all, if it is just a plant, no harm done, but if it is-
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No. 968385 ID: 1301e8
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-the largest Uredo you’ve ever seen that’s suddenly charging towards you, you might actually take it down? You let your training take over as you pull out your gun and remove the safety in one quick motion, before firing it without even aiming. But you’re already too late, as the crazed Uredo forces your aim towards the ceiling, making your shot go completely off target. It’s practically a ball of tentacles and eyes coming right towards you, engulfing you in a sea of vines. As hard as you try, this thing is clearly far stronger than you and you stand no chance against it in close combat like this. The last thing you see before everything goes black is Saki running away screaming back towards the Sanctuary.
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No. 968386 ID: 1301e8
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You’re on the floor… you’re not sure how you got here but you’re on the floor… everything is spinning… you hear your gun clatter against the steel floor… and… something green rushing away from you, away from the Sanctuary… ugh, your head…

:RishiNH: D-did… did someone get the number of that Tram… t-that hit… me?

You’re just going to lie down for a bit…
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No. 968389 ID: b1b4f3

>>968386
Okay send another message to Leon. Tell him you just got assaulted by a very large red-eyed Uredo, or perhaps a SAI disguised as one. The suspect may have a laser weapon but you didn't verify. Tell him specifically that the suspect is unaffiliated with the Sanctuary.

Then get up. The Pontiff is likely trapped, go rescue them.
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No. 968414 ID: 2aa5f0

it dropped your gun and something red.
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No. 968417 ID: b1b4f3

>>968414
Looks like the battery to the gun.
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No. 968430 ID: 36784c

>>968386
And the lesson we learned here? Don’t be standing so close to a bad guy’s possible hiding spot! You should’ve backed up a little further!

Hopefully you’ve got some pictures of it.

>tossed gun
It also removed the battery from your gun. Make sure you pick up both of them and put the battery back in the gun.

>What do?
Don’t bother chasing after it. Right now the most important thing to do is to check on Dreaming Pontiff and set them free!
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No. 968434 ID: 9e6490

Consider yourself very lucky that that uredo wasn't one of the rare ones that go murderous or you'd be very dead. As is, all it seemed to do was grab you, disorient you and knock you down. It also removed the charge pack from your sleeper gun and tossed 'em both behind itself as it ran off. So at the least its got enough wits to not harm folk. Well, non-SAI folk, at least. And it looks like it's just trying to cover its escape.

Get up, collect your sleeper gun and its charge pack and put the pack in the gun before continuing down the corridor to where the banging sound came from. It's probably Dreaming Pontiff locked in somewhere, so hurry. And this time, keep your sleeper gun out and ready to fire, checking every corner as you advance.

Once you've found Dreaming Pontiff, message Leon that you're okay so he doesn't come investigate. You can choose whether to fill him in on what happened after you talk with Dreaming Pontiff. You may not want Leon aware of what happened 'cause he likely would feel he'd have to call it in, given that the uredo did assault you.

Do you remember if the Sunblessed Scrapyard has cameras over the entrances that point out into the corridors? If so, then you could ask someone you know who is working there right now to check 'em for that giant uredo for you.

If you've got Saki's comm number, message him to let him know you're alive and okay. Tell him that the "plant monster" was actually just a really overgrown uredo, it ran off and it's safe to come back here now.

Next time you get into a situation similar to this, don't bloody stand near the potential threat, and don't bloody speak out loud that you're figuring out that the potential threat is there.

Are there sensors in public areas and corridors that detect if a sleeper gun goes off in such areas? 'Cause if there are then the PK has already been alerted to your gun going off and are gonna investigate.

>Any gun powerful enough to bring down a SAI is sadly hard to come by legally, so your options are limited.
Figures a EM pulse or ion projection rifle or similar would be restricted since they could also knock out, cause to malfunction or damage normal electronic and computer systems at range, either intentionally or from any missed shots. That'd be bad enough down on a planet, but on a space station or space ship it could be disastrous.
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No. 968523 ID: a9af05

>>968386
Remember: You are not a cop! It is not your job to go chasing after bad guys, so don't go chasing after the overgrown weed!

You're current objective should be to go looking for Dreaming Pontiff and making sure they're ok.

Also, on an unrelated note, that graffiti on the sign that says, "Fuck SAI scraps" is really pissing me off!
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No. 968554 ID: 1301e8
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>Consider yourself very lucky that that uredo wasn't one of the rare ones that go murderous or you'd be very dead.
That thing looked like no other Uredo you’ve ever seen before, so it’s fully possible it’s one of those crazed ones. They supposedly lose their morals, not their intelligence.
>So at the least it’s got enough wits to not harm folk. Well, non-SAI folk, at least.
Killing someone would create a massive amount of trouble compared to just throwing someone to the ground and running off.
>And it looks like it's just trying to cover its escape.
Ergo, not leaving a wake of dead bodies around…

>And the lesson we learned here? Don’t be standing so close to a bad guy’s possible hiding spot! You should’ve backed up a little further!
Verily, you already know the lesson that a gun is only a ranged weapon so long as you keep out of arms reach from earlier experience, but you had little choice in the matter in the current situation. These corridors are not very wide and you practically already had your back against the wall before you pulled your gun out.
>and don't bloody speak out loud that you're figuring out that the potential threat is there.
Now you admit you might have been prudent not to ask Saki about the plants, but you needed to be sure.
>That graffiti on the sign that says, "Fuck SAI scraps" is really pissing me off!
It’s far from the worst anti SAI graffiti down here. Verily, you’ve seen graffiti insulting pretty much everything and everyone down here on the lower levels… including something called Skub, whatever that is. The SAI do seem to have it the worst, though.


>Remember: You are not a cop! It is not your job to go chasing after bad guys, so don't go chasing after the overgrown weed!
Even if you wanted to run after the bush, you wouldn’t be able to. Verily, in your dazed state you didn’t even see where it actually ran off to, not to mention it’s long gone by now anyway.
>Hopefully you’ve got some pictures of it.
Sadly, no… but it’s a huge Uredo with blood red eyes and thorns, ergo, it won’t be hard to find it in a crowd.
>Do you remember if the Sunblessed Scrapyard has cameras over the entrances that point out into the corridors?
They do… but you’re not sure it actually went past the scrapyard. Sure, it went in that direction, but this place is like a labyrinth of tunnels, so who knows where it went after that.

>It dropped your gun and also removed the battery from it. Make sure you pick up both of them and put the battery back in the gun.
It gives of a satisfied hum as you insert the battery into it again and boot it up. Nothing indicates that it came to any harm, with the exception of some dirt on the grip.
>Are there sensors in public areas and corridors that detect if a sleeper gun goes off in such areas?
They only have sensors for heavier stuff than sleeper or laz guns, which is to say, guns that might actually harm the station.
>Figures a EM pulse or ion projection rifle or similar would be restricted since they could also knock out, cause to malfunction or damage normal electronic and computer systems at range, either intentionally or from any missed shots.
Not to mention anything powerful enough to knock out a SAI that isn’t a threat to the station itself is dangerous to organics. Sure, I shock rifle might KO a SAI or someone in armor, but use it wrong and you’ll fry whoever you’re trying to knock out into a crispy corpse.


>If you've got Saki's comm number, message him to let him know you're alive and okay.
Sadly, you’ don’t have it. You’re sure Pontiff can call them after you’ve rescued them.
>Okay send another message to Leon. Tell him you just got assaulted by a very large red-eyed Uredo, or perhaps a SAI disguised as one.
:LeonNH: [What!? You aren’t hurt are you!? It didn’t harm you!?]
:RishiNH: [I’m fine. Verily, it only disarmed me, knocked me down and ran off.]
:LeonNH: [Hmm… yes… it is smart enough to realize to consequences if it killed you. Squire Rishi, it must urge you to let go of your honor and not give chase after that beast! That monster will not hesitate for one moment if they believe it can kill you without repercussions!]
:RishiNH: [You make it sound like it likes killing?]
:LeonNH: [It desire nothing else but to see others suffer! It wills slowly tear you limb from limb while it feeds you your own en-]
:RishiNH: [It might have a Laz gun. It would just shoot me.]
:LeonNH: [Only if you posed a threat to it! Their pure evil hearts feeds on agony and-]
:RishiNH: [Yes, yes, I get it. You’re exaggerating, Leon.]
:LeonNH: [I will report this to HQ at once. They will honor my worries and send out a kill squad to quickly hunt down this beast for a glorious kill!]
:RishiNH: […it’s still a person, not a beast.]
:LeonNH: [Those things can scarcely be honored with the very word.]
:RishiNH: [You know what, I got the feeling that you have a bit of a grudge against an Uredo like that, so I’ll just leave you to report to the Peace Keepers and maybe… calm down a bit? Don’t do anything stupid, Leon, like overreacting to someone with a laz gun.]
:LeonNH: [I will report it to HQ and await further instructions. Do stay safe, Squire Rishi.]
:RishiNH: [Don’t worry about me. See you with the tide.]


>Continuing down the corridor to where the banging sound came from. It's probably Dreaming Pontiff locked in somewhere, so hurry.
Slithering down into the alleyway, you quickly find the source of the noise. It’s coming from one of the trash containers.
>And this time, keep your sleeper gun out and ready to fire, checking every corner as you advance.
There aren’t many corners down there to check, but you make sure to keep your gun out and to check that all the trash containers are empty with the exception of the one where the sound is originating from.

With your weapon at the ready, you release the lock on the container, making it burst open as practically half of the Pontiff body forces itself out from it. How did they even fit in there?
:pontiffNH: [Running greetings protocol] Greeting, [“Rishi Zsazsa, Private Dic- *cough* private detective.”]. Confusion: This unit seems to be currently in a box. Query: Why is this unit inside a box?
:RishiNH: It’s a trash container. An Uredo threw you into it.
:pontiffNH: Confusion: Why would an Uredo throw this Unit into a trash container? Statement: If this unit had known it was a trash container, it would have looked for the emergency unlock button. Query: Why did you point a Sleeper gun at this unit when you opened the box?
:RishiNH: My apologies, but I needed to be sure.
:pontiffNH: Query: Why do subject: [“Rishi Zsazsa, Private Dic- *cough* private detective.”] fear an Uredo and why did an Uredo put the unit in a box?
:RishiNH: You don’t… remember?
:pontiffNH: Statement: This units Ram has been completely dumped, destroying all memories that hasn’t been written over to the main memory core.
:RishiNH: Your Ram, huh?
:pontiffNH: Statement: This units main memory core has also been tampered with, as everything recently added has been deleted. Confusion: According to the logs, this unit made the modifications themselves? Query: Why has this unit deleted its own memories?
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No. 968557 ID: b1b4f3

>>968554
Tell them that they must've made a deal with the Uredo to cover its tracks and prevent any loss of life. There was something the Uredo wanted, and the Pontiff said they had it. Any idea what it was? Tell them as a private detective you can keep your sources anonymous so the SAI Sanctuary won't be implicated. All they have to do is clean up the laser burn mark and it will be like nothing happened.
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No. 968562 ID: a9af05

>>968554
Tell Dreaming Pontiff that you're looking for a Serpent named Azara Uzel and you have a feeling that the Uredo that attacked them is also looking for her. Ask if they know where Azara could be? You think she might be in danger!

Also, tell them to call Saki and let him know they are alright. Saki is the one that told you they were in danger.

Don't forget to ask Leon if he found any clues on where Azara could be!
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No. 968568 ID: 2aa5f0

well I came down here looking for someone to more or less offer them a job and heard they liked to hang out around her sometimes. However when I got her the sanctuary was abandoned exempt for Saki who said the place as attacked by a plant monster. He said you lead it away by agree to help and and when I want to make sure you were alright a massive Uredo with red eyes attacked me, knocked me the ground and disarmed me, scared Saki away, and ran off. When I regained enough of my senses I saw I was alone and decided I should head down here to make sure you were ok.
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No. 968581 ID: efab48

Theory: Our buddy here was being interrogated about something that they wanted to not just "forget", but REALLY forget.
Ask him if he even remembers who Azara is. If memories belonging to her have also been tampered with...

And bring him back to the Sanctuary to help the poor kid. He must've shorted a circuit by now.
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No. 968586 ID: 9e6490

Tell Dreaming Pontiff that you only heard this second hand from Saki, but according to him a "huge plant monster," which was actually a giant uredo, barged into the Sanctuary, fired a warning shot with a laz pistol and demanded everyone do as it wanted or it'd hurt the SAIs there. It was looking for something, but Saki didn't hear what. Dreaming Pontiff then led the giant uredo outside, whereupon every other SAI ran off but Saki, who hid behind the altar.

Tell Dreaming Pontiff that you came to the SAI Sanctuary looking for Azara Uzel; You were hired by the New Horizon Brood Pits to find her. It's not for anything related to her work for Sol Corp or whatever pro-SAI actions she's done. They just want her to come in to be bred before she leaves the station. Ask Dreaming Pontiff if they have any idea where Azara would be now, or know of anyone else who'd have some idea.
Ask Dreaming Pontiff to please call Saki and tell him that you and they are okay and that the big plant monster, which was actually a overgrown uredo, ran off, so it's safe for him to come back here now.

Ask Dreaming Pontiff to share the last memory they have before the wiped gap, as well as the timestamps for the start and end of the memory gap. By retracing Dreaming Pontiff's tracks during that period you may be able to find out Azara's hiding spot or, if it's not Azara the uredo was after, where whatever or whoever the uredo was after is or was.

Ask Dreaming Pontiff to contact the other SAIs that are members of the Sanctuary and see if they can provide eye witness descriptions, images and audio of the giant uredo that showed up. ...Actually, you could just ask Saki to transfer video of the event from his memory to your data pad, but getting multiple angles is a good idea.

Tell Dreaming Pontiff that you messaged PK Officer Leon Strongheart about the uredo assaulter, so there's gonna be a PK investigation and PK officers are probably already on the way over. So, they're gonna be all over the Sanctuary again. Sorry. (Hopefully Dreaming Pontiff will get the hint to clear out anything illicit hid in there before the officers show up.)

Ask Dreaming Pontiff if it'd re-record your name and title again for their subject database; The version they have with you almost saying "private dick" is slightly embarrassing.

Two potential theories for Dreaming Pontiff to wipe their recent memories come immediately to mind:

1st theory: They told the uredo what the uredo wanted to know and the uredo demanded that Dreaming Pontiff wipe their memory of what they told the uredo and their memory of the encounter with the uredo. Presumably this would be to keep others from knowing where the uredo was going. However, this would only work if Dreaming Pontiff was the only one who knew the info told to the uredo. The uredo would also need some way to confirm that Dreaming Pontiff actually wiped their memory besides Dreaming Pontiff saying so. Is there some kind of low-level diagnostic port or wireless link the uredo could have connected a reader to to confirm a memory wipe?

2nd theory: Dreaming Pontiff wiped their memory to prevent the uredo from getting the info. Dreaming Pontiff led the uredo back here with the promise of telling the info in order to allow the others in the Sanctuary to run away. After climbing into the recycling container, Dreaming Pontiff wiped their memory rather than tell the uredo what the uredo wanted to know. The uredo, figuring killing or damaging the SAI would get them in worse trouble, left Dreaming Pontiff be.

In either theory, Dreaming Pontiff had to have wiped their memory after entering the recycling container and closing the lid, since they do not have a memory of before then.

>...and why did an Uredo put the unit in a box?
It's much more likely that Dreaming Pontiff put itself in the box per the urdeo's orders than the urdeo shoving Dreaming Pontiff in, since even though that uredo was huge, it's doubtful it could move around a figurative (or literal) ton of machinery.

>All they have to do is clean up the laser burn mark and it will be like nothing happened.
Can't do that 'cause it's destruction of evidence. Maybe if Rishi hadn't told Leon what happened and it became a PK case they could have removed it, but now if it's found out during the course of the PK investigation they destroyed the laser mark then whoever removed it will be in big trouble.
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No. 968595 ID: 36784c

>>968554
>Now you admit you might have been prudent not to ask Saki about the plants, but you needed to be sure.
Just be glad you didn’t ask him about what Azara wanted him to write near the Uredo. Otherwise that would’ve tipped it off to go after him!

>It gives of a satisfied hum as you insert the battery into it again and boot it up. Nothing indicates that it came to any harm, with the exception of some dirt on the grip.
More like soil from the Uredo. Could that be used to narrow down where the Uredo lives? Kinda like a finger print for plants? I’m sure the PK would be able to get access to some kinda database that keeps track of how healthy various patches of soil on the station is to make sure all the plants are healthy.

That would mean the PK would need our sleeper gun as evidence.

>What do?
Let’s lead Dreaming Pontiff back to the Sanctuary. And mention that other than the memory loss, you’re glad that they’re unharmed.
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