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1.2 The White Rabbit

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The passenger cars come to safe landing thanks to the emergency failsafes. Once it sets down door locks disengage and airplane inflatable slides activate allowing people to exit.

Everyone that became a feral has stopped moving. While most are now dead from whatever the goop does to people, several are still alive but none responsive.

Gage and the large African man named Marvin check on passengers and identifying the feral that are still biologically alive.

Taxleia wipes the goop off herself and nurses a large bite wound. With the goop deactivated it isn’t harming her any further. After helping subdue a feral cyborg and being attacked by vomiting crazy people, she questions life decisions such as, Should I have eaten that left over Dino-meat. It was three days old and didn’t smell bad, but you never know what the real expectation date on Dino-meat is because that add so many preservatives. Which would explain the feeling in the pit of her stomach. Or she sallowed some of that goop. She really hopes its just bad meat.

Scarlet helps Leeza who wasn’t bitten but she still has some minor wounds from the fighting. Scarlet, Marvin, and Gage are all familiar with each other. They immediately help passengers get out of the train cars.

Carina takes a deep breath and uses magic to clean herself up. The “Hatchet” of Miraculous Industries has a rep to maintain. She watches Sir Jespin heal Secretary Hines but it does not seem to assist in returning him to consciousness. Just to the side is the man who tried to kill them, a large hole in his gut from Sir Jespin’s Psi-blade punctuating how very dead he is.

Reinforcements arrive in the form of three VTOL aircraft and two R-Bolt mecha. Two VTOL are marked as Kingsdale Rangers, while the other and Robots are unmarked. The comms traffic is directed to Scarlet and Gage.
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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The R-Bolt is about as tall as an Ulti-Max. The large thrusters make the fully air combat capable. They are used by the security forces for the Central Bank.
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Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Sarah assists with the cleanup where possible, specifically the nastier parts of removing the infected since the goo doesn't seem to bother her. She also takes a small sample of the material to be later analyzed. She hovers just within earshot of the conversations taking place, gathering info as instructed.

EDIT: Hearing the call from Gage, Sarah would report as ordered as well.
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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Gage is a Combat Mage and the local Tomorrow Legion Senior Representative. (Recap)

He pulls all the TL people together.
@John Carter
@Leopold

“Great job. That could have gone better and easily gone worse. I’m gonna take whatever win we can salvage from this.”
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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A dozen Rangers emerge from the VTOL and take up a defensive perimeter.
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For simplicity, a VTOL picked them and the civilians up from the engine to join everyone else at the Passenger Cars.

NPC Run down

Human 1 - Dead, killed by Sir Jespin
Headless Guy - Since he aided the Secretary he is being watched.
Lt Crow and Lady Jaguar - On the run through the forest. They escaped out the elevator and she hit the ground running. The Rangers would have been tasked with tracking them.
The computer guy - Amand Martin, Security for Kerx86 - He seems relatively unscathed. He is combing over data collected from the electronic communications from the train.
Elf 7 / Sofia Klestil - She turns out to be a shapeshifter, expelling any black goop that she may have gotten in her system. The Ranger’s have nicely asked her to not run away and wait for someone to get a statement from her.
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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Carina straightens her clothes and hardens her stare. The Rangers all straighten their backs and might even be considered nervous in her presence. She nods at Taxleia.

Taxliea nods back, then whispers to @Klaus von Leibnitz. “She was crying? The “Hatchet”, was crying? I shouldn’t be mean but I always assumed her stare could make Splyncryth shrivel into a fetal ball.”

Carina approaches Amand the computer guy. “You’re Kerx86 security, I assume you collected data?”

He cringes away from her, but keeps it together. “Ye-Yes. I’m sending the data back to the head office.”

She nods. “Send it to Miraculous Technology also.”

He takes a long uncomfortable pause. “I-ah. That information is now owned by Kerx86. You’ll have to contact the office.”

Carina looks at Amand with such force that not only his but a couple rangers near by find their balls climbing back inside themselves.
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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What is Kerx86? Kingsdale has an industrial base since they do cynernetics, bionics, juicer, and crazy upgrade. Computers and electronics would need to be manufactured or at minimum assembled locally to some extent. Kerx86 is a name for a company I assumed must already exist with the amount of enhancement technology that is peddled in Kingsdale.
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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When John gets the cylinder away from the headless man he considers going solid to press the button but decides against it. It's an unknown device with a purpose he wasn't aware of. Best not to risk activating it before thorough examination. Instead he opts to go check on the VIPs to make sure they're safe.

Unfortunately when he goes through the door he finds that only holds true for two of the three. He sees the assassin managed to badly injure Hines. Fortunately it looks like Sir Jaspin dispatched him before he could finish the job. Still, while the Secretary is still alive it appears the cyber-knight's efforts can't return him to consciousness. John checks the both the roof and the next car to make sure the dead assassin doesn't have any colleagues waiting for an opportune moment to finish the job.

Satisfied that the VIPs aren't in any danger, John returns to Car 4, specifically to an unoccupied stall in the bathroom to return to solidity and visibility without being observed. So far no one on the the planet knew he possessed superhuman powers and he'd like to keep it that way. The free-for-all firefight that took place in the car earlier gives him a pretty good cover story. In all the chaos he ducked into the bathroom early on and took potshots at people from the doorway till the swarm of attacking ferals made that impossible.

Emerging from the bathroom into the car proper, John takes a moment to pull the large knife the cowboy threw in his general direction from the Whykin guard's chest. It looks more advanced than your average vibro-blade, so it probably bears a closer look later. Plus he could always use another melee weapon. Hearing Gage call for all Tomorrow Legion people to rendezvous with him, he then heads to where he last saw the combat mage.
PaperDragon wrote: Wed Nov 09, 2022 7:13 pm GAGE

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Gage is a Combat Mage and the local Tomorrow Legion Senior Representative. (Recap)

He pulls all the TL people together.
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@Leopold

“Great job. That could have gone better and easily gone worse. I’m gonna take whatever win we can salvage from this.”
"Speaking of salvage, during all the chaos of the battle I managed to lift this from the headless cyborg, robot or whatever," John says, holding up the cylinder. "According to the Glitter Boy it might be connected to whatever went down here."
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After 'helping' the cowborg off the train -- none too gently -- Corwin strides the length of the roof of the train scanning this way and that to ensure there are no impending threats. He makes sure to radio the Kingsdale Rangers about keeping the cowborg and others in custody so nobody slips out in the shuffle. When satisfied that things are orderly, he takes a leap off the engine to land near Gage and John, two people he is not familiar with, but who seem to be handling and discussing the cylinder that was... formerly in the hands of the cowborg.

He flips up his faceplate to address them both: "And where did come across this? It was in the hands of Headless over there, just about the time I got my arms around him. To tell you the truth I lost track of it in all the chaos. This will need to be examined by someone with techno-savvy. Oh, and I'm Corwin, by the by... hired on by the Kingsdale side of the train corp as security..."

He looks from one to the other awaiting their response. He also spots Klaus and waves for him to come over.
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PaperDragon wrote: Wed Nov 09, 2022 8:31 pm

Taxliea nods back, then whispers to Klaus von Leibnitz. “She was crying? The “Hatchet”, was crying? I shouldn’t be mean but I always assumed her stare could make Splyncryth shrivel into a fetal ball.”

Carina approaches Amand the computer guy. “You’re Kerx86 security, I assume you collected data?”

He cringes away from her, but keeps it together. “Ye-Yes. I’m sending the data back to the head office.”

She nods. “Send it to Miraculous Technology also.”

He takes a long uncomfortable pause. “I-ah. That information is now owned by Kerx86. You’ll have to contact the office.”

Carina looks at Amand with such force that not only his but a couple rangers near by find their balls climbing back inside themselves.
Klaus gives his friend a quick nod in the affirmative and makes a quick pinching gesture with his fingers to indicate a little. "I vould guess it vas her first fire fight." He watches her approach the bank man with unsatisfactory results, weighs letting her cool off before approaching then decides she'll probably only get more angry with the intractable banker so he walks up. As he does he sees the glitterboy pilot try to flag him down. "One moment Sparkles, I must speak vith my employer. Be over in a moment."

"Fraulein, I have a great deal of data on the incident as vell as sample of the substance. Also I have internal video of events from my perspective. Please allow Taxliea to escort you to a hover car and back to Kingsdale. I shall get contact information from the other parties involved in case information from them is needed."
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Note: Gage is providing a quick recap.

“So the high points are a strange box found by John. The people seemed to be possessed by the black goop that spread quickly and that the goop responds to digital communications. (I assume some type of radio wave commonly used across north america.) During the spread of this goop all the different groups attempted to assassinate…honestly a lot of different assassinations seem to be going on.”

The red haired beauty puts a hand on her hip and nods. “A lot is an understatement. Carina, Sir Jespin, and possibly Secretary Hines. Pixie 1 is ready to return us to Kingsdale with the evidence for further investigation.”

Gage rolls his eye’s. “The Senate is already waiting, aren’t they.”

She shrugs. “i assume. Just do what I do. Bring all these other people along and spread the interrogation around.” She smiles sweetly at the group.

The large African man named Marvin, chuckles and looks at the group. “Hope you guys don’t have dinner plans. The Senate is going to be arguing for hours.” He walks up to Leopold specifically. “They’re going to have lots of questions for you. They probably already heard about the crazed passenger you obliterated, which may or may not have started the chaos.”
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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From behind her visor, you almost hear Sarah roll her eyes.

To Marvin: Started it, no. Now, how about letting those of us who were present tell that story instead of the court of hearsay? One might ask why you're spreading public rumors and tampering with the potential witnesses, hmm?"

I'll be sure to help clarify the events, if needed. I'm pleased you quite literally kept me out of the carnage. It will help both our cases. We have plenty of evidence that you, even potentially arguable that Leo-

Quiet, you.

Let's get this over with. Where are we headed?

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The rush of the transport to Kingsdale. A hurried landing turns into being shoved into a side parlor. Then to the Senate floor where heated arguments between senators drag on for nearly an hour. Before the senate even recognizes the groups arrival an abrupt recess is called and another shuffle to a different side room. Drinks and food are laid out, but before anyone can touch it a soldier walks in.

“Follow me.”

Any stings of being hap haphazardly drug around the senate building are smoothed over by Gage as he reassures everyone this is just normal bureaucratic chaos.

The soldier leads everyone to an office where a human in a similar uniform stands behind his desk.

“Hello, I’m Desmond Donner, General of…” a phone cuts him off. “Yes? What? He can’t do that! This isn’t a democracy,” he slams the phone. “Lieutenant take them to Anex J.” Turning to the group he straightens his jacket. “We will speak soon.”

The Lieutenant leads you through several halls until he drops you in a room that seems to be no more than a rarely used conference room. “The General will be here soon.”

Everyone notices the lack of food and drink.
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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After 20 minutes the door opens and an unusual man walks in.
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“Hello everyone. I see you’ve been stuffed into a small room. I’m Titus Pruitt, personal assistant to his Dictatorship Issac Ixon.”

For background. The senate elected leader of Kingsdale is called the Dictator. The Senate is self appointed chosen from the business community and the most wealthy.

Issac Ixon is actually a peculiar choice. Those who pay attention to such things know the current Dictator is CEO of Kavana Foods. Kavana controls 30% of all food production and even runs several tower farms inside Kingsdale’s walls. Basically two glass buildings that look like they have parks in them but are actually 10 story tall farms.
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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Titus sets a tablet on the table and screens light up ay all the seats.

“This is preliminary evaluation of the goop. I think you will be interested in what we found.”
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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OOC Comments
sooooo this is a lot of jumping. Please feel free to post in regards to any point in the run around. The report itself is also quite eye opening as the initial analysis identifies the technology as that creates by the Vallex aliens, the people who created the Juicer Enhancement to extend a juicers life. The potential leads are actually quite numerous. The alien creators where killed or went under ground. The Coalition was given access prior to learning it’s alien origin. The attacker may not be so clear cut. Reports of Whykin already claiming Necromancer Mages attempting to kill Sir Jespin and the Secretary are also already being seen hitting the airwaves.
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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<<<As we are shuffled around playing the hurry up and wait game>>>

As the group are ushered around Klaus makes his way over to @Corwin. "Sparkles I presume? Good to meet the man in the armor. Your timing vas impeccable." To the others he gives a friendly smile and introduces himself, "I am Klaus von Liebnitz, freelance security specialist who vas hired by Miraculous Corp for Ms. Corinas security detail."

As the group waits and chats Klaus is also either jacked into his computer looking over data of the events and trying to piece together what scraps of the nanites code he can salvage.



PaperDragon wrote: Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:49 pm After 20 minutes the door opens and an unusual man walks in.
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“Hello everyone. I see you’ve been stuffed into a small room. I’m Titus Pruitt, personal assistant to his Dictatorship Issac Ixon.”


Titus sets a tablet on the table and screens light up ay all the seats.

“This is preliminary evaluation of the goop. I think you will be interested in what we found.”
The quickflex speedreads through the data, catching the high points to get the gist and leaving the meat of the data for later. "I can think of some ways to narrow down the source of the goo. One thing I am certain of is it was not self directing so there was a control device nearby. Having that could give more clues. As my last contract has been fulfilled I would like to offer my services to the city on this investigation."
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Sarah is seen reading from her screen and rapidly typing information into a data pad. Then backspacing and correcting her typing.

You hear her occasionally curse under her breath.

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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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Klaus von Leibnitz wrote: Wed Nov 16, 2022 11:27 pm As the group are ushered around Klaus makes his way over to @Corwin. "Sparkles I presume? Good to meet the man in the armor. Your timing vas impeccable." To the others he gives a friendly smile and introduces himself, "I am Klaus von Liebnitz, freelance security specialist who vas hired by Miraculous Corp for Ms. Corinas security detail."
Corwin looks about at all the data jockeys tapping away, listens to the report from the tablet, then addresses everyone who can hear, moving his eyes from Klaus to John to Gage to Titus.

"I think Klaus, and perhaps John here were instrumental in stopping this thing. I feel that it needs some followup, and I'm not likely to be working on that train anytime soon, so I'd be willing to look into it."

"The Vallax connection..." Corwin shudders as he says this.

"concerns me. Do we have any analysis on that cylinder shaped gygamawhatsitz that... I believe John recovered? Can anyone link that to Vallax tech?"
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Corwin wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 2:10 pm "concerns me. Do we have any analysis on that cylinder shaped gygamawhatsitz that... I believe John recovered? Can anyone link that to Vallax tech?"
Titus nods. “Yes, it seems to be an override.” He nods towards @Klaus von Leibnitz. “That seems a logical assumption. Viewing video supports a disruption of what ever controlled the Hover Engine cut off the coordination of the feral people. The senate will have techs try to extract it from the Engine’s computers.”

A door opens and trays of food and drinks of all variety are rolled in.

“Oh good. His Dictatorship said I should make sure you’re comfortable. Since he runs Kavana Foods, you get a full selection.”

After a moment he continues. “The Senate will likely want to keep the circle with knowledge of these events small, if any of you are offering your services to assist I know they would be appreciated. Most of your backgrounds are familiar. At least what you let people see. Otherwise i suspect the Legion would vouch for a few of you.”
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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Gage looks to @Leopold, @John Carter, and @Sarah Winters.

“If the three of you are up to it, the Legion will want to follow up on this. Sir Jespin may be retired but he’s still one of us.”

[As the TL is formed from the remnants of the Cyber-Knights, it would likely mean, people in good standard with the Cyber-Knight order would be considered members of the Legion. Sir Jespin has a good opinion and relations with the Legion. Good news, Sir Jespin would take on a dragon for either of you guys. :) ]
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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Other Notes.

The man who Jespin killed is a CS operative. His affiliation is more all the data says he is then they have any clear idea of what department he’s under or probably his real name. Win Voss is all the notes in the tablet indicate.

The headless cyborg has been detained but he’s cagey. It’s only been a few hours so things are still being investigated. His cybernetics are impossible to identify as any identifying serial numbers come from all across North America and other parts are either custom made or from an unknown manufacturer.
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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PaperDragon wrote: Wed Nov 09, 2022 7:13 pm He pulls all the TL people together.
@John Carter
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“Great job. That could have gone better and easily gone worse. I’m gonna take whatever win we can salvage from this.”
Agreed. But honestly I am concerned at the shear magnitude of this effort. The goo I suspect is some sort of Nanotech. The CS has experimented extensively with that and Magic isn't supposed to be their thing. That being said it is only a matter of time before the CS sell out and try to harness magic to achieve their objectives, so who knows." This was a complete clusterfuck.
PaperDragon wrote: Wed Nov 09, 2022 8:00 pm A dozen Rangers emerge from the VTOL and take up a defensive perimeter.
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For simplicity, a VTOL picked them and the civilians up from the engine to join everyone else at the Passenger Cars.
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PaperDragon wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:00 pm Gage looks to @Leopold, @John Carter, and @Sarah Winters.

“If the three of you are up to it, the Legion will want to follow up on this. Sir Jespin may be retired but he’s still one of us.”

[As the TL is formed from the remnants of the Cyber-Knights, it would likely mean, people in good standard with the Cyber-Knight order would be considered members of the Legion. Sir Jespin has a good opinion and relations with the Legion. Good news, Sir Jespin would take on a dragon for either of you guys. :) ]
"I am up to it. Obviously there are those that wish to see Kingsdale suffer the fate of Tolkeen and I WILL NOT LOSE another home. Not to mention few get the opportunity to serve next to a Legendary Cyberknight."
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Titus looks around the table. Gage, @Leopold, @John Carter, @Sarah Winters, @Klaus von Leibnitz, and @Corwin.

“Dictator Ixon appreciates your assistance in this investigation and allowing us to maintain information security by keeping the circle small. The Senate is being informed, but beyond that information concerning this event is being made top secret. We expect the nature of the attack is to play into the fears of necromantic magic. If this has a technological origin proof will need to be bullet proof to convince the citizens of Whykin magic is not the cause of this threat. To that end, I glanced at the information we have about you. What little there is. Good news, the Dictator cares only that you have no desire to see war between Whykin and Kingsdale. Since you may not all know each other. Maybe you should introduce yourselves.”

He looks to Gage.

“Right, guess that makes me first. I’m Gage Knight, director of Tomorrow Legion operations in Kingsdale.”

Annnd next…
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Winters, Legion Special Operations assigned to this case.

(mockingly) Agent Saberman, reporting for duty. I have a cutting wit and sharp eye for detail. I could do the salute and secret handshake if...

I'm not the most science or tech-gifted person around <snort> but apparently someone there (gestures to the East) thinks I need to be here and that's good enough for me.

(if asked specifically who she was sent by)

I was assigned directly by (pick title) Director/General/Grand Marshal/District Assistant Manager (insert name of NPC that is important enough to produce a thoughtful chin stroke but not important enough to produce internal puckering), of course.

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"Hello everyone, Corwin Eastrider at your service. Aka Sparkles, as my fellow crew, and V... Klaus like to refer to me. John... and Klaus I have met."

His eyes
Notice 1d6!: [2] = 2 /wild 1d6!: [4] = 4
This is probably the appropriate time for Corwin's TA heritage to cause him to form an opinion on Sarah's true nature
on Sarah for a moment, before moving on.

"Leupold and eh..em.. Sarah... I believe you two were valiantly defending the first car. I somewhat recall your faces from there."

Corwin
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his throat, looks in Leupold's direction and in somewhat broken Elven says, "I share your concerns."
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Corwin wrote: Fri Nov 11, 2022 11:37 am He flips up his faceplate to address them both: "And where did come across this? It was in the hands of Headless over there, just about the time I got my arms around him. To tell you the truth I lost track of it in all the chaos. This will need to be examined by someone with techno-savvy. Oh, and I'm Corwin, by the by... hired on by the Kingsdale side of the train corp as security..."

He looks from one to the other awaiting their response. He also spots Klaus and waves for him to come over.
"Managed to lift it off the guy when the swarm of ferals he was hiding in started becoming disoriented," John replies. "Thought the opening was too big an opportunity to pass up, so I made my move. And I'm John. John Carter."

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PaperDragon wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:00 pm Gage looks to @Leopold, @John Carter, and @Sarah Winters.

“If the three of you are up to it, the Legion will want to follow up on this. Sir Jespin may be retired but he’s still one of us.”
"Figured dealing with things like this would be on the Tomorrow Legion's menu when I signed up.

========================================
PaperDragon wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:12 pm Titus looks around the table. Gage, @Leopold, @John Carter, @Sarah Winters, @Klaus von Leibnitz, and @Corwin.

“To that end, I glanced at the information we have about you. What little there is. Good news, the Dictator cares only that you have no desire to see war between Whykin and Kingsdale. Since you may not all know each other. Maybe you should introduce yourselves.”

He looks to Gage.

“Right, guess that makes me first. I’m Gage Knight, director of Tomorrow Legion operations in Kingsdale.”
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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Titus nods. “The Senate appreciates your assistance and will handsomely reward you. Unfortunately the reality of this situation is sobering. Presently our standing army is less them 5000 with the Rangers around 2000. On the opposite of the boarder, Whykin has 30,000 soldiers ready to storm our walls. The military disparity is obvious. The senate has spent 5 years building resources and defenses incase this simmering conflict became a full blown war. Those preparations are not ready for this conflict.

To say your services are vital to the survival of nearly two hundred thousand people is an understatement. We need to not just show Kingsdale had no hand in this, but reveal the real culprits. To that end the Senate asks that you run down any and all leads until you can prove, with evidence, the true master mind. We can offer access to resources but for operational security we hope to keep the circle of involved individuals limited. Even the quick review of your backgrounds shows that you are highly unlikely to be double agents for Whykin or the Coalition. As of now the Dictator is debate whether to add Taxleia or Scarlet to this operation.”

He lets every soak in his speech.

“The first order of business is to give you access to any evidence we currently have and, I would suspect, a shower.”
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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Notice 1d6! + 2: [4] = 4 Wild 1d6! + 1: [3] = 3
John, the cylinder, and the voices from earlier during the train fight.
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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"It will be a pleasure to vork vith you all again. Und in an official capacity this time even, so no clusterfuck over who is who. While I did introduce myself earlier I would add that in addition to freelance security I have done investigative und surveillance jobs." When he talks about the train miscommunications he gives a sly raise of his eyebrows at both Gage and Titus as if to say bureaucrats, am I right?. "Corwin, can you get me any data from your suit. Audio, visual, und radio. Same for anything the rest of you may have, please."

Turning to Titus, "Even if not a full member I would like to take Tax to interview the cyborg who had the kill switch. He is certainly involved with the spreaders of this nanite veapon. I do not know this Scarlet so have no opinion. Ve vill need any data from the control device on the engine und the kill switch. Access to intel data bases so ve can look up who is who among the attackers, limited of course. Oh und some sort of vork space, my apartment is not roomy enough for that."
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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Corwin's left hand snakes down to his right
Tattoo 1d6!: [4] = 4 Wild 1d6!: [2] = 2
Leupold or anyone detecting arcana might notice a magic surge. Corwin will be emanating Exalted Arcane Protection (but only against undead) for the next hour or so, and feeling a little bit better for it.
and twists nervously.

He seems to be trying to avoid looking at Sarah, but his eyes keep wandering back to her, and widening somewhat despite his attempts to be nonchalante. Perhaps he is trying too hard, as he very obviously averts his eyes and fidgits.

"Uh... yes... K... Klaus. I'll be sure and get you a download. Very, uh... important to... yes, yes."
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After enough time to eat Titus leads everyone through the government building. Titus nods to a secretary. She informs him the Dictator is waiting.

In the Dictator’s office Mr Ixon and Carina are having a tense discussion.

“Miss Hart, I understand your employer is a busy man, but if he is going to offer to assist during emergencies, he needs to actually show up when there is an emergency.”

Carina gives him a icy stare. “The good Doctor is a busy man and cannot be drug away from his projects for every perceived threat you feel requires his attention.”

They see the party and the conversation cuts to a close. The Dictator walks from behind his desk and shakes everyone’s hand. “Thank you all for the assistance you have provided Kingsdale. There is still a debate in the potential the frenzy plague could spread through out the city, but I’m relieved that is a debate and not a problem still needing resolved. Your being here must mean that the offer to assist us is accepted. The appriciation of the Senate cannot be overstated, but I assume the checks we will be signing will help with that.” He chuckles and turns to Carina. “Well Miss Hart. It has already been decided the senate will give a bonus to these men for the work they have already performed. Since Doctor Miraculous did not see it worth his effort for these meetings, I’m sure thr Senate will be unanimous in the decision to let Miraculous Technologies provide resources needed for this mission.” He smirks and looks to think something over. “I think 50,000 credits should be enough of a bonus for these heroes.”

Carina rubs her temples. “I’ll get it taken care of.”

Dictator Ixon chuckles. “You know what they say. The one missing always volunteers first.”

Gage leans towards
Leopold=1, Sarah=2, John=3. 1d3: [3] = 3
John Carter and whispers. “Well that’s a good sign. Doctor Miraculous may be as eccentric as his name, but he has deep pockets. If you have seen the Miracle Printer then that will be a treat.”



OOC: The characters can converse and ask questions of Ixon, Carina, and Titus. After this meeting everyone will go to Miraculous Technologies.

The headless cyborg will be made available for interview.
The AI will be made available for evaluation. Much of the code has been captured.
Anyone who would like to perform scientific rolls on the goop let me know.
I’ll bring Taxleia back as a party NPC so you have a direct contact.
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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At a lull in the briefing, Corwin motions Sarah to a corner of the room. Looking around furtively, his eyes rest for a moment on the water cooler, then he forces himself to look her in the eye. Then he begins in low tones:

“Sarah. I saw you trying to protect people on the train, just as I was. You seemed to… eh, not be having too much trouble with the enraged passengers. I went back to the dining car as I thought I could do the most good there. Uh… my… ancestors, they… eh… they studied the… anthropology of ehm… many life forms throughout the… world! Well, not meaning to offend you… but… there’s a lot of… heh! Your demeanor, and your uh… body language… there’s a lot of –hehhh uh, vampire tendencies!”

Corwin glances at the nearby window. “Look, I uh… normally the daylight is ahhh… pretty good acid test so to speak. So look, I see you walking around in it… but I can’t deny what I see so plainly.” He finishes with a sigh and looks expectantly at her.
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Sarah initially looks genuinely interested in the conversation, while @Corwin speaks. Her face brightens when she speaks, for the first word only, and then like she is doing a prepared stage reading during her reply, dropping a bit into a more matter-of-fact demeanor. Her response is at a normal, conversational level.

Really? I'm curious. What sort of tendencies do I display that remind you of a vampire? Do you spend time around them?

She pauses for a visual cue that both the question and the subtext were understood and then continues. Her tone is not confrontational but if anything, borderline playful with an edge of sarcasm. This is clearly not the first time she has had this conversation.

(snickers) You know, someone not seeking attention would just make a short answer, one way or the other.

I noticed that you didn't have much trouble with the victims either. Of course NEMA helped quite a bit with that part. You should know them since you studied all the forms of life here. Having a multi-million credit war machine to use against civilians fighting for their lives probably affords all sorts of confidence, I spose, right?

Ooof. Uh, you...

She smoothly and without need of her eyes for the action, palms a flask from her beltline and takes a swig. It is not difficult to notice the red residue on her upper lip. She swallows, rather deliberately, pausing again.

Yeah, I did save several people that otherwise would have died, perhaps at your hands had you been present. Kinda difficult to pull punches in those things, I'd imagine.

Another pause. Another visual cue sought.

Or... not?

So tell me - who is Corwin and why is he so interested in just the one member of the TL team?


Another swig.

The smile that follows seems both pleasant and genuine, though its motive unidentifiable.

(sarcastically) Nailed it!



Persuasion 1d4!!: [1] = 1
Wild 1d6!!: [5] = 5



Corwin wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:16 pm At a lull in the briefing, Corwin motions Sarah to a corner of the room. Looking around furtively, his eyes rest for a moment on the water cooler, then he forces himself to look her in the eye. Then he begins in low tones:

“Sarah. I saw you trying to protect people on the train, just as I was. You seemed to… eh, not be having too much trouble with the enraged passengers. I went back to the dining car as I thought I could do the most good there. Uh… my… ancestors, they… eh… they studied the… anthropology of ehm… many life forms throughout the… world! Well, not meaning to offend you… but… there’s a lot of… heh! Your demeanor, and your uh… body language… there’s a lot of –hehhh uh, vampire tendencies!”

Corwin glances at the nearby window. “Look, I uh… normally the daylight is ahhh… pretty good acid test so to speak. So look, I see you walking around in it… but I can’t deny what I see so plainly.” He finishes with a sigh and looks expectantly at her.

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Dictator Ixon stands, gathering the attention of everyone in the room. “Now that you understand what we are asking of you. Carina will see that you get anything you need. I expect a report of your progress soon.”

While not specifically avoiding chit chat, Carina does maintain a cool silence. Walking across the central plaza of Kingsdale she leads you to Miraculous Technologies headquarters. The tallest building in kingsdale with it’s impressive 10 floors. (Sarcasm optional)

Miraculous technologies is a bleeding edge technology company, but what that mostly means is they make stuff that very few people can afford. (Miraculous Technologies is similar to having a mad scientist in the neighborhood. Sure he makes crazy tech but it doesn’t increase the local tech base just because he is there.

Commercially MT’s primary revenue comes from two sources. The Portal Rings in the central Plaza. The Rings are large enough for a Big Bertha to fot through and act as portal stabilizers. A spellcaster has to cast the dimensional portal spell but the super-technology can keep the portal open for extremely long periods of time. One portal goes to thr Astral Domain controlled by the leaders of Kingsdale. (An actual thing in the books). While another 5 portals are used for various purposes. One seems to be a door to Lazlo at the moment.

Inside the office building the first floor opens into an atrium that rises to the top floor and a thick glass that lets in natural light. In the center of thr atrium is a 10 foot by 10 foot cube. This is MT’s primary income. The manufactory. The black-cube is a 3D printing device that has nearly unlimited potential. MT runs 5 of these, and provides an invaluable manufacturing service in Kingsdale.

Taxleia greets everyone as Carina leads you through the Atrium. “I know some of you are familiar with Miraculous Tech but everyone always wants to see the cube.”

Taxleia chuckles. “He sparkles.” She steals Klaus’ nickname for @Corwin. “Let me see that mace.”

She tosses it at the cube and it slides in as if the cube is a thick liquid. After a moment the entire cube begins to sink into the ground. Leaving only the mace. Taxliea picks it up and hands it back. “Here you go sport. Better than new.”

The mace now has one enhanced feature!
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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Everyone may take one mundane item and add one enhancement. This is based in the Heroes Journeys tables and not considered magic or super science.


ENHANCED CRAFTING
Up to 2 upgrades
Cost: Each upgrade costs the item’s base purchase cost; at a −4 modifier to the Gear Availability check.

WEAPON
Armor Piercing +2
Athletics +1
Damage +1
Fighting +1
Improved Disarm - Opponents are -2 vs Disarm.
Parry +1
Penalties -2
Shooting +1


ARMOR
Armor +2
Concealment - Notice roll at –2, or –4 if it already provides this bonus
Exo-Frame Increase strength die one type.
Toughness +1
Variable Camo Covered in a fiber-optic material, your armor color shifts to match the surrounding area with custom camouflage patterns. The armor masks infrared, thermal emissions, and reduce noise. Gain +2 to all Stealth rolls.
Weight half/quarter
Multi-Optics
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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Re: 1.2 The White Rabbit

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Carina “I’m sure your excited to get started. The black goop is being studied on the 7th floor, the cyborg who wore the cowboy hat is also there, his systems where modofied by the goop. The headless man, who we also know is a cyborg is on the 3rd floor for interviews.”

The cowborg vibro-knife has one enhancement from below. Player choice.

He also has a Kisentite knife. The metal is mega-damage and the edge is so sharp it cuts mega-damage.
4 other knives are vibro-blades with +1 Fighting from perfect balance.

Choose your investigation! Or look into sanything else you want.
Paper beats rock.
1 = 2 of Clubs
2 = 2 of Diamonds
3 = 2 of Hearts
4 = 2 of Spades
5 = 3 of Clubs
6 = 3 of Diamonds
7 = 3 of Hearts
8 = 3 of Spades
9 = 4 of Clubs
10 = 4 of Diamonds
11 = 4 of Hearts
12 = 4 of Spades
13 = 5 of Clubs
14 = 5 of Diamonds
15 = 5 of Hearts
16 = 5 of Spades
- reroll line for quickness & activation for Calculating -
17 = 6 of Clubs
18 = 6 of Diamonds
19 = 6 of Hearts
20 = 6 of Spades
21 = 7 of Clubs
22 = 7 of Diamonds
23 = 7 of Hearts
24 = 7 of Spades
25 = 8 of Clubs
26 = 8 of Diamonds
27 = 8 of Hearts
28 = 8 of Spades
- reroll line for Hyperion Juicer -
29 = 9 of Clubs
30 = 9 of Diamonds
31 = 9 of Hearts
32 = 9 of Spades
33 = 10 of Clubs
34 = 10 of Diamonds
35 = 10 of Hearts
36 = 10 of Spades
37 = J of Clubs
38 = J of Diamonds
39 = J of Hearts
40 = J of Spades
41 = Q of Clubs
42 = Q of Diamonds
43 = Q of Hearts
44 = Q of Spades
45 = K of Clubs
46 = K of Diamonds
47 = K of Hearts
48 = K of Spades
49 = A of Clubs
50 = A of Diamonds
51 = A of Hearts
52 = A of Spades
53 = Jokers = They are equal
54 = Jokers = They are equal
- If no reroll is being used then there are 2 extra jokers -
55 = Jokers = They are equal
56 = Jokers = They are equal
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“Really? I'm curious. What sort of tendencies do I display that remind you of a vampire? Do you spend time around them?”

Corwin gradually leans back against the wall, nearly cowpoke like. He slightly opens his mouth to speak—

“I noticed that you didn't have much trouble with the victims either. Of course NEMA helped quite a bit with that part. You should know them since you studied all the forms of life here. Having a multi-million credit war machine to use against civilians fighting for their lives probably affords all sorts of confidence, I spose, right?”

His lips press closed, but the left corner of his mouth upturns at this.

She smoothly and without need of her eyes for the action, palms a flask from her beltline and takes a swig. It is not difficult to notice the red residue on her upper lip. She swallows, rather deliberately, pausing again.

At this, Corwin raises his left eyebrow.

"Yeah, I did save several people that otherwise would have died, perhaps at your hands had you been present. Kinda difficult to pull punches in those things, I'd imagine.”

His arms fold together in front of him.

“Or… not?

So tell me - who is Corwin and why is he so interested in just the one member of the TL team?”


His voice is still low, but gone is the boyish hesitation, “It’s all in your swagger, you see. You’d be surprised how delicate those G-10 hands can be. The suit came to me on the passing of it’s owner, Lucius Tristan, an old soul who showed me that you can’t always judge a bl—“

Eyes rising wistfully to the ceiling…

“—He showed me that there are worse things in the universe than… vampires; more than are dreamt of in… my philosophy.” His eyes settle back down to rest looking directly into her face.

Corwin sweeps his right hand, rolling it palm up as his voice rises to the normally audible level. The overly detailed human heart inked onto the inside of his wrist is impossible not to notice; crimson dripping from the heart and the stake driven through it.

“That’s the problem with an endless crusade you see… when does it all end?”

After a few moments watching for Sarah’s reaction, Corwin turns as if to return to the others.
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You called me here, so I'm here. I hope you're at least going to tell me whose crusade you are referring to. Yours? Mine? Theirs? (gesturing out to the room)

Everyone has one. I'm guessing there would be fewer crusades if people took the time to understand the motivations behind them.

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"Hmph. I guess that tat's not a dead giveaway. Well, I guess you showed me yours..." Lowering his voice again:

"I mean the crusade my ancestors started on after they broke the world. They were here, you see, long before the ancestors of humans. They lost their home, and they've been wandering ever since. In all that time, centuries upon centuries of wandering they had some...er... run ins with the undead, demons, what have you. Some took this poorly, in fact long ago, they all took it poorly. As a result, we all get these tattoos before our age of majority. With the tats comes a lot of schooling, about the ancient enemies of the...endless crusade. We have folks whose entire job is just to... slay? Yes. They pursue that tirelessly, and obsessively. I'm not one of those, but I spent decades learning how to spot...well, folks who move with your sort of swagger. I can't unsee it, but as I said, my mentor, a very short lived person really, had a very...even perspective on the world. You seem to have yourself under control." Corwin's eyes shift to the flask.

"The word endless always bothered me, it implies an overwhelming burden really. Not one I enjoy carrying."
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Sarah smiles, almost chuckling.

Everyone is under control. What matters is whose control and also whether it is their own or another's. And some who are under their own control are to be trusted less than others' automatons.

Those beings who slay - some do it because they have to. It is the ones who want to, who choose to when they could choose otherwise -- when it changes from necessity to desire...those are the ones from whom crusades are born, if the meaning of crusade is as I learned it long ago.

One person's hero is another's murderer.

Still others slay because they are called to by either the former or the latter of the other two.

Knowing where that line is for oneself- It is how one is judged and ultimately, either culled or spared.

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Rising to a normal vocal tone: "I prefer to choose the three double-yews for myself when it comes to such actions. Though it's easy for another to force the decision of when and where upon me, I always carry the responsibility for the who. I believe you understand that as well."

Corwin extends a hand to Sarah: "Perhaps, Sarah Winters, we should go determine whence comes the motivation for some of the prisoners."
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In the Miraculous
Atrium
Just jumping ahead here, not trying to cut short any responses from Sarah on the corner discussion.
Notably in this scene he's in armor (per Tax's comment about how he sparkles, while in the corner of the conference room he was clearly not in armor. Guessing he grabbed it thinking any borg interrogations might be more intimidating that way.
Paper, I'm assuming the armor is OK in the building based on Taxleia's statement, correct me if wrong, or let me know if I am required to shed it to take an elevator, etc.
Corwin jumps out of his armor and heads off to a restroom. A few minutes later he comes back wearing a robe, and gleefully submits his Mark II Battlefield Armor for a cubical upgrade. Then he sits around impatiently until it comes back out, rushing back to the bathroom. When he returns, it's difficult to make out his from against the background, as his old armor now sports fiber-optic camouflage!
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