The vision fades and Toshiro finds himself standing in the glade, gun still raised and pointed at the glowing blue light. He finishes placing his finger on the trigger and is about to shoot, when he notices....something...is different about himself. Remembering the vision, he realizes that he feels like he did that day he went to see they Ley-line walking hermit, more....resilient, more...resistant to supernatural power.
He eyes the blue light suspiciously for another few seconds, but eventually lowers his gun and turns from the light.
Toshiro sits on a rock instead and starts taking apart his weapon methodically cleaning the barrel, trigger, and other components. He does this for a few minutes while the others weigh in on what they think the SET should do next. Lacking an interest in leadership , and knowing from experiences that communicating any complex thoughts without speaking will be difficult, Toshiro is happy to let the others work out the details of how to approach their assignment. Toshiro listens closely to the conversation though, in hopes of picking up details of the situation that he missed while wandering through the jungle.
Conrad wrote:“What about a watch rota?” Conrad considers Kuikku’s orders and spots a flaw, “Whatever that thing was could easily come back and at night, not the easiest thing to spot.”
Toshiro sets his reassembled gun on a rock and walks over to the group. He taps on the Grackletooth's shoulder after he mentions a watch rotation. When he has the groups attention, he taps on his bionic eye and then spends a minute or so point out the movement of all of the wild animals moving around brush at the edge of glade. To drive home his point, he even points to and tracks the movement of a small lizard on the edge of glad behind and to the right of him....without turning to look at it. He then nods, sure the SET understand his message. He takes up position on the rock again, this time disassembling and cleaning some the external components of his cybernetic enhancements.
When the discussion breaks up, Toshiro grabs a spare piece of piping and uses his vibro-sword to cut a few taps from it. He then stakes a few trees that are close together and hooks them up with a flexible tube to run into his canteen. He may not be able to rig up something that can collect mass amounts of water, but he can at least keep his canteen filled without dipping into the SET's water supply.
When the others find the buried treasure, Toshiro excitedly joins them in ransacking the cache. Unlike the others, he quickly tosses aside the armor, weapons and any other larger items found in cache instead taking his time to go through the smaller trinkets instead. To his dismay, there were no headhunters among the smugglers, and he finds no skill chips that he could use to replace the collection that was ruined when Veritas dropped him in the middle of a bog.
He then takes time to go through the other items he had discarded so quickly. He finds a shotgun similar to the one Deezy grabbed, and almosts tosses it aside until he notices that their is a rapid fire mechanism built in. Smiling at the thought of an automatic shotgun, Toshiro slings the shotgun around his back instead. He grabs a couple of boxes of slug ammo to go along with it, confident in his shooting ability to not need buckshot. The next interesting thing he comes across is a piece of fabric that is surprisingly light weight and resilient. He also notices a number of attachment points designed to distribute load evenly across the body, making it easier to carry more items without burdening the wearer.
Pleased to have found something that may be useful, Toshiro stands up and unwraps the the fabric trying to see how it is supposed to be worn. He sighs in dismay as he realizes what it is... a red buddhist style robe, meant to be draped and worn around the body, exposing one shoulder. Toshiro had never liked the nickname other used for him, and this would only encourage it all the more. But, being a practical man not all that concerned with the actions and thoughts of others, Toshiro dons the robe anyway.
After a few hours and some heavy work setting up camp, Toshiro retrieves his canteen and takes a a few long swallows of the liquid he has collected. After a few minutes, Toshiro can tell that something doesn't feel right. He checks the canteen and the taps, realizing upon closer inspection that the trees he tapped were were covered in a brightly colored lichen. He weakly reaches up and pulls some of lichen down, magnifying it with his cybernetic eye.
Toshiro thinks, as his computer systems pull up a file on the lichen. "Highly irritating. Avoid contact with the skin, do not ingest"
the database reads of in his head...
Over the next few hours, a bright red, and very itchy rash, breaks out all over Toshiros body.