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@Fyndhal
@Yumi Overdrive
@Snake Eyes
@Sabrick Vek
@Tiny Tim

Session 0 post.

So far there is talk of a sub that the PCs travel in and have a home port in Splynn.
Splynn isn’t automatically evil, and I’m simplifying the hierarchy to “Power Wins.” So rather than monsters, demons, mortals, so on. As long you can defend yourself that’s all that matters.
Laws protect everything Splyncryth owns. And he basically owns everything. Everyone rents space from Splyncryth and as a renter you need to make sure your property isn’t damaged or gets fixed. You of course can pay Splyncryth to protect your property or some other third party.

Simple, I’m gonna try to not let it conveluted but the basic concern for law enforcement is crush rebellions and large disruptions to trade. If someone steals from you, you’ll have to pay the police to even investigate or solve the problem yourself.
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 Hivefire Club is a playground for beings and creatures who have an affinity with insects. This does not limit who actually visits but if someone needs to find an Insectoid for some reason, this is the place to be.

The club is a mix of EDM and Velvet Smoke Room. The largest and primary room is a honeycomb sphere. The interior is hollow with each cell either a room, anti-chamber, or service (such as drinks). Gravity still functions so many cells are not usable by those that can’t fly or wall on walls. The central sphere has clear glass floors scattered around the space.

The more posh smoking lounge rooms are further into the facility.

The owner is Titania, aka The Moth Queen. She is a magical creature and considered some kind of fae-insect. He charisma is a force of nature making her sought after as a patron or consort.
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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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The Players occupy one of the smaller cells. The booth circles around the central table. Various bottles of nector alcohol and good old Tennessee Whiskey (a current niche item in Splynn; any bottles that can be found go for thousands if Splugorth Credits.)

A pretty waitress flutters to the table. “Here you go. Glasses for the whiskey. Titania must want to liqueur you up for something really dumb. That bottle is 10,000 credits.” She giggles. “Not that most of our regulars will drink it.”

The Waitress is Yizu and likely a near human. There is some debate over her status as a product of bio-wizardry or an actual rare species of Humanoid.

Chit chat as we confirm all the characters get finalized.
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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Al smiles at Yizu as she finishes setting up the drinks.

"Thanks, Yizu. Sure you don't want to join us while we wait? Except for beardface, I'm pretty sure we all bathed this morning and Goliath tells some great jokes!" He gives her a playful wink, this song and dance having been repeated many times over the months he'd been coming here.
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Throdin snorts at @Fyndhal. "I bathed in engine oil and coolant so you wouldn't break a sweat, pretty. After that, the filth just falls off anyway." He reaches for the glass of whiskey. "You couldn't lube a thing 'cept innards with this stuff, but I'll bet you distill it down some more an' it'll combust. Propulsion if yer short on fuel."
He tips the glass back and sighs. "Since the innard swap, can't even get so much as a buzz. But they can't take the taste away. An' that's fine too."
He reaches for another glass, this time of the nectar. "I bet this is more yer speed, Pointy." He lets out a deep belly laugh. "What's yer poison, @Jade Grimhilde? The sweet stuff or the whiskey bite?"
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"Just one whiskey, on the rocks, to keep my vision clear." She toys with her glass as she slides it over to the bottle with a fingertip. "It's made from corn and the nectar came out of... some sort of plant. Best not to test the unknown by tasting the unknown" the young wizardess says with a slight, knowing grin.

"It is an extravagant gesture, from one not prone to such..." she muses.
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Throdin nods emphatically in agreement with @Jade Grimhilde. "Oh, they're most definitely tryin' to get us sauced. Don't work on me though. Always joked about havin' an iron gullet. Kinda true now." He raps on his stomach. You almost expect to hear a metallic <klang> but instead...just flesh.
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Sipping at his usual peppermint tea, Phillip shakes his head.

"I don't know how the rest of you can drink that... poison. I prefer to keep my head clear."

Hmmm... as far as Yizu believes, she is not a product of Bio-Wizardry... though if I put in enough effort, I could make her think she is Lord Coake reborn, even though as far as I know, he is alive and kicking. Someone might have gotten into her head before I looked in there and changed the landscape.

"I wonder what sort of job Titania is trying to get us to do that she is throwing such an expensive bottle at us just to get us into a good mood."
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Al smiles at the question.

"Something incredibly dangerous and lucrative, no doubt. We definitely should not be rude by not accepting the gift, though!" He reaches over and takes a shot of whiskey and drinks it, setting the shot glass back down softly.

"Whew. Human's can definitely make some good drink, I'll give them that!"
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Yizu giggles (honestly) “I’m gonna check the ither tables and be back in a minute.”

The club will usually go through different stages. Quiet atmosphere, trippy dream state, and then hard beats at the end of the night. The current setting is quiet atmosphere but trippy will be coming up soon.

Yizu buzzs back. “Those Staphra want to buy you guys a drink.” She nods towards a honeycomb cell with a table of 5 Staphra warriors.

(WB Splynn Dimensional Market. They are a “slave race” which is different from the Minion races like the Altaran or Kitanni. Which isn’t to say they aren’t slavishly loyal, they are. In this setting all of the minion races are going to be treated as Citizens of the Splugorth empire. The Staphra are a slave race that is on the cusp of becoming Minions, so they have a second class Minion/citizen status. Slavery doesn’t automatically mean in shackles looking half dead, plenty of “slaves” live and work in the city with some amount of freedom. Rent housing, participate in some leisure activities. A sort of wage slavery. All that being said, the vast majority of non-Minions in Atlantis are just non-citizens. People who live and work for the Splugorth or any company that has offices in Splynn. People like you guys. There are places you can’t go, like the Kittani or Kiddian suburbs. Technically non-citizens are above slave and below Minion.)

The five woman look like they are chiseled from stone and their species is known for being aggressive and volatile. While this is an opportunity to talk to other NPCs if desired it more so lets me add some flavor to Splynn society. The Staphra are a prime example of an overachiever race looking to join the favored status of Minion.

Yizu hums and smirks. “Hej told me Titania is going to call you up in about 30 minutes. Do you want me to give them your regards or do you want to accept the drinks.” She leans in and to draw everyone closer. “I’m pretty sure accepting drinks means they claim you to the whole club. Woah to anyone who tries to lure you away.” She giggles at the end. “Except Titania, they respect powerful woman.”

Titania post tomorrow.
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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Staphra
Staphra
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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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Goliath, the Kill Cat is very stoic. His white furred, black striped face, sticks out of a modified suit of Titan Armor. The finger tips of the gauntlets have rubber sealed holes that allow his long claws to protrude from them. He sits silently and puts his hand up to refuse the whiskey. In a voice, naturally underlined buy a low toned growl, "I don't touch the stuff for the sake of conducting good business, and to avoid situations where my compromised judgement could result in someone being killed that hasn't done nothing to deserve it." I would rather be in my home enjoying catnip anyway.
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Al smiles at Yizu. "Aw, how sweet of them. Please pass our thanks to them, but we have to decline for now. We're here on business, not pleasure tonight."

He turns to Goliath, "No worries, big guy. I'm sure you know your own limits."
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Time passes quickly as the environment starts to shift towards psychedelic. Colors across the entire spectrum flash like lasers, bulbs, or just a glow.

Hej arrives. He’s Jiminy Cricket if Dwane Johnson was brought in to revive the franchise. His hulking form towers but fast wings seem to move him nimbly despite his size.

“Titania is ready to see you.”

The Hivefire club is split into a few different sections, each more insectiod than the previous. A room of slim sits across from a room of dry heat. Neither particularly inviting to the non-insectiod.

Titania waits in a garden. The enclosed space is lit by a magical sun and visitors assume the space is actually a door to a pocket dimension or astral realm.

The garden is surrounded and shaded by a grove of trees. Obscuring it’s true size.

Titania sits at a table fit for tea time, with a small cup pinched between her fingers.

Titania is The Moth Queen. An enchanting beauty with wings that drape over her like a cape. Insect-Fae. The name Titania is rumored to be a derogatory nickname from a High Lord. Supposedly she killed him and let his body be devoured by smaller insect-fae, mutating them into powerful magical beings. Now she allows people to call her Titania to remind people she killed a high lord and Splyncryth let her. (A mystery some have sought to solve.)

Next to the table is a pedestal. Next to the pedestal is a python on a cushion. On the pedestal is a glass sphere with an insect head in it.

Titania hums. “Welcome, Hej will pour you some nectar if you desire so. I would offer you a seat but no one else can sit in my presence.” The snake flicks its tongue anf Titania laughs. “I can’t make you stand when you don’t have legs, Zoso.”

A self satisfied smile crosses her face at the awkward moment of everyone just standing around.
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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Al smiles at her. "Allow me to express our appreciation of the venue. It's quite lovely and intoxicating, as is our Hostess." He offers a small bow, not more than is needed, no less than is warranted.

"How may we be of service?"
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Throdin stops just short of sitting as Titania mentions the rules. "Oh. No seats. I guess I'm used to standin'. They don't make many chairs that'll fit armor like mine. I slapped one together once. A seat, not armor. Well, I did tweak my armor a little too. But that ain't the topic here. Topic here is sittin', and we..." He catches a little side-eye from pretty much everyone, realizes he's doing it again, and stops short. "Sorry. To business." He then does his best to let @Fyndhal steer the conversation.
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“I hope the alcohol was good. Can’t drink the stuff myself but it’s expensive so that should have peeked your interest. If your schedule isn’t otherwise full, I have millions of splugorth credits for you to earn. It will require a bit if travel and involve the origin of where that head came from. Are you familiar with the Xitixic?”
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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Common Lore Test: Result 10
Al nods. "Yes, I've heard of them. I don't know much, though, only what I've picked up here and there. I take it the job involves going to one of their hive worlds?"
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As he leans against one of the trees, thereby not sitting down, Phillip nods to Titania as he follows her rule as stated.

"I only drink water, but the offer is appreciated, ma'am."

After that brief acknowledgement, Phillip looks around and plays with the idea of messing around with their host and her minions before setting up a
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    Wild: 3 (+4) = 7
    • Free Psionics Reroll
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        Wild: 5 (+4) = 9
    Result: 5 (or 9) - Success. 5 ISP Spent. Up to 8 People in Switchboard
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Lady Titania hums a foreign melody. "Would you like to know what you will be diving into? Touch that skull and receive a vision of what awaits 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: ZERO - HIVEFIRE CLUB

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Lady Titania hums a foreign melody. "Would you like to know what you will be diving into? Touch that skull and receive a vision of what awaits 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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Post to the Discord Forum.
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: ZERO - HIVEFIRE CLUB

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PaperDragon wrote: Fri Dec 30, 2022 9:21 am Post to the Discord Forum.
I don't see a channel on there for it, where would we post?
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Re: ZERO - HIVEFIRE CLUB

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Jade Grimhilde wrote: Fri Dec 30, 2022 12:35 pm
PaperDragon wrote: Fri Dec 30, 2022 9:21 am Post to the Discord Forum.
I don't see a channel on there for it, where would we post?
Once you are on the discord, ping a moderator and ask the the "Crush-it-group" role. That will let you see the appropriate threads.
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Lady Titania hums a foreign melody. "Would you like to know what you will be diving into? Touch that skull and receive a vision of what awaits you."

GOLIATH - Whiskers immediately places his hand on the skull, saying “I am not a# f#an of the magic stuff, but I am a sucker for an inside scoop.”

AL - "A vision, you say? Intriguing." Al shrugs and lightly plapces a finder on the skull."

Jade - "Magic is nothing to be afraid of... well, it is, but you can use it for greater understanding too." Jade reaches out and touches the skull with a fingertip.

Phillip - Knowing his mental defences are up to any shenanigans Lady Titania may try to pull, Phillip reaches over and touches the skull
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: ZERO - HIVEFIRE CLUB

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Throdin shakes his head. "That's how all the ugly stories start out. 'Here, touch this skull. What could possibly go wrong?' And then yer standin' in front of some nasty demon what didn't like you playin' with its desiccated head and it wants to eat yer soul fer payment. Happens every time, I'm tellin' ya. Ain't worth the squeeze, I say." He stares blankly as teammate after teammate play "let's see what happens when I touch this" on the skull. "Huh. No demon. Alright. Fine then. Let's see what the fuss is about."
Begrudgingly, he follows suit, adding just a little bit of a "tappity-tap-tap" on the bonehead. "Don't say I didn't warn ya."
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You approach the pedestal and an unease crawls through you. The bulging eyes follow and watch you. Reaching the critical distance activates whatever mechanism the pedestal is.

Darkness engulfs you starting at the peripheral and enveloping your entire field. You sense something but it’s like trying to watch a video inverted, upside down, and the wrong audio track. It’s familiar but not right. The clarity sharpens and your in a tunnel. The walls are lined with moss, fungus, mushrooms, and vines. Luminescent moss casts a slight glow but your grasp of the surrounding is beyond needing light. In actuality, you follow a wispy trail through the tunnel. This trail is one of dozens that shoot off down different tunnels when you pass them.

The absolutely obvious conclusion is you’re experiencing the memories of the Xiticix head on the pedestal. This experience is novel but also levels of magnitude more than one might need. At least you can feel other memories, a distinct familiarity of the hive and in this moment the memory of gorging on a magical beast before racing into the hive.

You continue to race through tunnels, finally emerging into a large cavern where an underground forrest resides. These plants and fungus are native to the homeworld, their spores following the first Xiticix that arrived through the massive blue portal. Pilars of rock run from floor to ceiling but are absurdly few to hold the ceiling in place. Moss and vines line the walls and anchoring the rock with deep roots.

A fog of spores rolls across the floor. Spores that are deadly to outsiders but not the Xiticix. Over time the surface world will wither but beneath the surface a new alien environment will flourish.

You race across the cavern floor and walls. A hole down leads to a largish room designed bunch up invaders so warriors can swarm from different sides. Beyond this room is the nursery and chambers for a lesser queen.

In the nursery you drop a half dead wolf that the hunters captured. It meat and life energy will fill the bellies of other nannies as it is converted to the nutrient and magic rich sludge. This food helps the larva to grow quicker and stronger. Nannies upon the beast and devour it alive.

Past the nursery you enter the lesser queens anti-chamber. Deep shadows wide the royal guards from view. Monstrosities with a dozen limbs and strength that rivals a dragon. These monsters are new to the ranks, a mutation created by the enhanced sludge created by creatures if magic. In fact you carry the contents of a recent gorging on a powerful T-Rex that the hunters captured. It was rich in magic, a mutation itself thanks to the powerful magics if rifts earth.

In the lesser queens chamber she directs warriors on some mission she needs fulfilled but you she calls forward. Her senses see the waiting bounty of enhanced sludge. A nanny obediently arrives with an egg that the larva is waiting to burst out. Chemicals and hormones have caused it yo postpone its emergence for this very moment.

A long stinger unsheathes from your mouth. Amber colored slide drips from imperceptible holes. Driving the stinger in the larvae is injected with the Amber (Enhanced) Sludge. The queen and nannies begin to sing as the Amber sludge is injected. It takes only a fee moment but the larvae writhes inside the egg pushing against the surface that stretches. Until it breaks and a new variant of Xiticix emerges. Hard exoskeleton forms a massive maw like a T-Rex, along with a long body and carapace tail. The creature has 4 short arms and two large legs.

The lesser queens screech and more larvae are brought to be mutated.

The vision clears and it takes the mind a bit to return to regular senses.

Lady Titania sips from her cup. “Take a moment to collect yourself. The sensory transition can be disorienting. Beyond that, this should provide obvious clues to what I need you to do.”

She sweeps across the garden to the head and picks it up. Peering deep into the eyes she speaks quietly. “The universe has given you quite an impressive ability and your race is not exploiting its full potential.”

She holds the head upon one hand and lifts to the sky. “I have need of my favorite contractors.” She smiles along with her flattery. “The enhanced sludge this nanny worker created is my desire. “Sludge”, what a terrible name. Lets call the enhanced substance something more sweet. How about Amber Gel. Your job will be two fold. For each gallon of Amber Gel you bring me I will pay 25,000 Splugorth Credits. The real payday are the Nannies themselves. For each undamaged nanny you bring me, I will pay you 1 million credits. Damage that reduces their ability to produce the Amber Gel will reduce their value to me and thus you.”

Putting the head back down she seems to slide back to her chair and table. “I will proved 250,000 credits so you may acquire needed supplies and fuel. Those memories should let you piece together a layout of the hive. I will also send Zoso, he has familiarized himself with all availability of information concerning the Xicitix and done studies of captures warriors.”

The pythonan bows its head towards you.

“I’m sure you have questions.” She sips.

Note: like a praying mantis, her flattery is manipulation and she can easily turn on someone of need arises.
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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Thanks for letting me join!
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OOC Comments
Moving the action a little bit.
Sea Serpent arrives at the Hivefire Club. His face is surly, his shoulders down, in a defeated stance.

- "Damn chariots" - he mumbles while remembering his last round of lost bets in the arena.

He goes to the bar, asks for a stiff drink, and asks the bartender.

- "Have you seen my crew? I don't see them anywhere. Have they left?"

OOC Comments
He will describe them to the bartender if he doesn't know them.
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Re: ZERO - HIVEFIRE CLUB

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Al takes a moment to recover from the extra-sensory trip, then listens as Lady Titania delivers her pitch. When she finishes, he smiles easily at her.

"So, let me see if I have this straight. You want us to go into a hive, retrieve one of these 'Nannies' - alive - then bring it back to a location somewhere in the city. For this task, you're willing to pay the group 25k per gallon of this mutated nectar and 1 million credits the nanny itself. 250k up front. Is that correct? I have a few questions."

He leans forward. "This sounds like it's going to require some specialized equipment, specifically life support tanks for the Nanny. Obviously, this is what the up front credits are meant to cover, but do you have a line on where to acquire such a thing?"
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Re: ZERO - HIVEFIRE CLUB

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Almost seeming unphased by the extra-sensory trip, Phillip gives a nod and a grunt.
Sea Serpent wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:50 pm
OOC Comments
Moving the action a little bit.
Sea Serpent arrives at the Hivefire Club. His face is surly, his shoulders down, in a defeated stance.

- "Damn chariots" - he mumbles while remembering his last round of lost bets in the arena.

He goes to the bar, asks for a stiff drink, and asks the bartender.

- "Have you seen my crew? I don't see them anywhere. Have they left?"

OOC Comments
He will describe them to the bartender if he doesn't know them.
"We are over here in the corner at your ten o'clock. Our new employer has also provided us a bottle for you to sooth your gambling woes with. We are going to be playing with some Xiticix"

"Now I can Puppet one of these Nanny Xiticix, and if we can otherwise restrain it or knock it out for a couple hours, I should be able to
a Meditation using Puppet
into its mind and be able to hold control for long enough to bring it back here... maybe a few hours if the battle to get it drains my mental strength too much and I need to recover.




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Al (Crush It) wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:47 pm He leans forward. "This sounds like it's going to require some specialized equipment, specifically life support tanks for the Nanny. Obviously, this is what the up front credits are meant to cover, but do you have a line on where to acquire such a thing?"
"My altruism has an alterior motive. By leaving the details of determining what is needed, to you, I learn the best method for retrieving more in the future. As you can imagine a substance with that level of genetic manipulation is extremely valuable in a society dominated by bio-wizardry. It's use on beings with no insectoid physiology is questionable but the High Lord's are already hit or miss with manipulating insect physiology." She chuckles. "A great deal of bio-wizardry gives insect advantages to the recipients."

The pythonan flicks it's tongue. "The potential profits from the product, even if it's just experimentation, will be exponential. Her queenship has access to hundreds of dimensions, each with races that clamor for superiority over their enemies."
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Bio-Wiz runs millions of credits so it's not unreasonable to even be concerned that this amount might even be low in relation to possible future profits. Since the possible results aren't 100% confirmed, there may or may not be negotiation room. It also would be logical that she has experimented with some of this substance already.
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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Sea Serpent wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:50 pm
OOC Comments
Moving the action a little bit.
Sea Serpent arrives at the Hivefire Club. His face is surly, his shoulders down, in a defeated stance.

- "Damn chariots" - he mumbles while remembering his last round of lost bets in the arena.

He goes to the bar, asks for a stiff drink, and asks the bartender.

- "Have you seen my crew? I don't see them anywhere. Have they left?"

OOC Comments
He will describe them to the bartender if he doesn't know them.
Yizu, the butterfly winged waitress, giggles and points. "Over there."
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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Jade steeples her fingers and puts her elbows on the table, trying to look collected and knowledgeable as her brain and stomach flip flop. "That will show the interior, but which hive did this come from? There are six and they're not all exactly the same. If we're fortunate, it will be the Duluth one. We can use the sub to approach within a few miles of it, I can open a portal that will take us directly inside the lower chamber. It is a long enough ritual that we can't depend on using it to get all the way back, however."

Looking to Phillip, she says "A solid start to an uncertain path, but would such a creature be walking around outside of its nursery without attracting undue attention?"
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Al looks over at Jade as ruminates on the start of a plan, then turns back to Lady Titania. "I think you can see you picked the right crew for this job already. I also think you've already experimented with the 'Amber Gel' enough to have a firm idea of it's market value. So. Time to market is, obviously, a key factor, but you didn't stipulate a time factor in your pitch. You also did not mention a maximum amount of 'Amber Gel' you would be willing to pay that sum for. An unscrupulous crew could attempt to bankrupt you by bringing back hundreds of thousands of gallons leaving you on the hook for more than you bargained for. There's also been no mention of competitors or other opposition, aside from the Xitixic themselves. Naturally, since our contract is with you, we would not seek to share the spoils or knowledge of this operation with your competitors, but what should we do should we encounter such. Discretion and enforcing your...exclusive access would seem to be worth a bit more, yes? Let's talk numbers."
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Persuasion for Negotiation: 1d6+2: [3]+2 = 5
Wild Die: 1d6+2: [1]+2 = 3
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Wounds: 0 / 3
Fatigue: 0 / 2
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PaperDragon wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:11 pm Yizu, the butterfly winged waitress, giggles and points. "Over there."
Sea Serpent nods at the waitress and starts moving toward the group.

He gets Phillip's communication, and the mention of a bottle makes him smile, and his multiple eyes regain some of their shine.

"That is why I like you, man. You always give me good news."

He sits at the table, ignoring everyone and the conversation, just looking for the booze to pour himself a drink.

Red is for mental communication with Phillip.
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