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Re: [IC] Twin Suns Supply: Darkened Seas [The Only Way Up is Down]
« Reply #75 on: March 13, 2017, 06:23:48 AM »
The Gang Cleans Up

Cinder looks confused at Holland's mumblings. "Auto-doc? There's no auto-doc. That guy's delirious. The speeder's just a transport vehicle, not an ambulance."

((Since Dec seems to have ghosted us, I'll be puppeting Glover for the time being as well.))

Glover, who had been digging through his medical bag as they spoke, finally surfaces. With several items in his arms, he waltzes over to Jeremiah. He tells him to stay still and pulls out a piece of cloth and a bottle. The liquid inside was brown, and as he poured it on the bandage the room is filled with a very strong scent of lavender. He gingerly presses the bandage to Jeremiah's wound and ties it securely. Jeremiah's arm tingles a bit with the application, but after a moment it's replaced with a soothing numbness.

Glover then moves over to Cinder. "Alright, on three I'm gonna plug your wound. One-" He unceremoniously and remarkably quickly stuffs a roll of cotton into the bullet wound and tapes it over. "Shit!" yipes Cinder. Glover pats the bandaging. "That will help a little bit, but the rest of your bleeding is internal. Better find a surgeon soon." He smiles at Cinder and moves to his final patient, Holland.

Holland's wounds had gone from serious to nearly fatal since the fight, and it looked like a serious challenge to treat him well. Glover summons his medical knowledge, [6 + 4 = 10] and gets to work. With a trained hand, he removes the burned and necrotic tissue from the burn and splashes it with a sterile smelling solution. Luckily, Holland had passed out and didn't flinch with the pain. After that, he pulls out a thankfully modern looking bottle, and squeezes out a large glob of a greenish-white paste onto his hand. Rubbing it into the wound, the singed tissue begins to look more lively and visibly starts to mend. "It's gonna take a while for that to heal completely, but he shouldn't die any time soon." He finishes off the treatment by placing clean, white bandages over his stomach. It looked pretty successful, and once Holland wakes up, he would find that he felt much healthier because of it.

Maria watches on with a fascinated expression, mixed with a little bit of disgust. "Gnarly." she says, simply.

Jeremiah, now fixed up and ready to go, grabs Cinder by the arm and hoists him up. Between the painkillers and the bandaging, he seemed strong enough to walk, and the rest of you follow them as they tread up the stairs.

The party arrives somewhere new.

The group arrives outside of the lobby doors, and enters the stormy outside of planet Murray. Above them, the perpetual storm rumbles and rages as it always had. Dark clouds swirl and rain pours down on their heads and shoulders. In front of the group is the lot of their building, a cracked and dilapidated asphalt plot between the office and the small road beyond. Across the road was a rough cliff, and then the endless dark ocean. There lot was nearly empty, save for a few vehicles and a long defunct street light. To the left there was a small cruiser parked, a compact vehicle with room for two people and a plain white paint job. Beyond it was a rocky field with little else built on it. On the right, there was an old red van sitting on four wheels, and parked next to it was what must've been Cinder's speeder. Beyond it was another strip of old office buildings.

It had a remarkably large chassis for a speeder, the entire thing being one large box set on several smaller hover generators set into its underside. Its side had several plates of what was assumedly armor, as well as a door on each side. There was a larger set of doors on the back end. The vehicle itself was painted black, and it was broken up only by the large rectangular windshield set into the front and the company's markings. The large roman numeral III sat on its sides in angry looking red paint. The driver side door was mysteriously still open, and the paint had small scratches on it where the latch was supposed to hold it closed. Maria looks away.

Jeremiah leads Cinder over to the speeder, and he climbs into the driver's seat, and looks up at the roof. A panel set into the metal slides over, and a camera looks back. A moment passes, and the speeder roars to life, its engines pushing it off the ground and forming a ring of dry ground underneath.

Cinder looks back at Jeremiah. "She's all yours." With some difficulty, he climbs out of the vehicle and back into the rain. "Pleasure doing business with you." he grumbles. His purpose spent, he walks off onto the road, heading out into the storm with his arm gripping his side. If the group had anything left to say to him, this was their last chance.
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Re: [IC] Twin Suns Supply: Darkened Seas [The Only Way Up is Down]
« Reply #76 on: March 14, 2017, 12:43:54 AM »
"Good luck ya bastard, lord knows you'll need it." Having nothing significant to say, Jamie just watches as Cinder walks away.

Turning back to the speeder, he starts to look it over. "We're goin' to want to give her a new paint job, wouldn't want people gettin' the wrong impression when they see us in it."

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Re: [IC] Twin Suns Supply: Darkened Seas [The Only Way Up is Down]
« Reply #77 on: March 14, 2017, 06:40:02 AM »
Mara watches Cinder go and remarks, "You know, I almost feel sorry for him." She throws a glance over at Holland. "Almost." After hearing what Jamie had to say, she perks up and replies, "I don't have any paint in the office, but there's an old leftover tarp lying around in the back that we can throw over the top. It should cover it pretty well." With that, she retreats back inside the building for a moment, and returns, dragging behind her a large blue plastic tarp. The rain pattered loudly against it. "I just need some help putting it on."

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Re: [IC] Twin Suns Supply: Darkened Seas [The Only Way Up is Down]
« Reply #78 on: March 20, 2017, 04:36:21 PM »
Jason checks out the gun's weirdly out of place screen.
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Re: [IC] Twin Suns Supply: Darkened Seas [The Only Way Up is Down]
« Reply #79 on: March 20, 2017, 06:28:17 PM »
Jason examines the device attached to the weapon, taking in each detail. The main body of the screen was made out of some kind of hard plastic housing, the screen itself appeared to be an old LCD display. This type hadn't been in widespread use in the galaxy for several decades, but one could still infrequently find them attached to old salvage and junker rigs out here in the Rim. The screen was currently off, but he noticed a small red switch on the top of the housing that was currently in the 'off' position.

The most intriguing part of the screen was the keyboard. Instead of a touchscreen input, it had small buttons that clicked softly when you pressed them. There were eight, arranged in two rows of four. The top row's buttons were labeled from left to right as F1, F2, F3, and F4. Very informative. The bottom row of keys were labeled as well, from left to right they read SPK, OVER, GO, and END. None of the buttons seem to do anything with the device off.

In the top right corner of the housing was the only piece of identifying information. It was some faded writing in old-fashioned cursive letters. Most of it had faded away, but you can make out the first three letters. "OL Y".

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Re: [IC] Twin Suns Supply: Darkened Seas [The Only Way Up is Down]
« Reply #80 on: March 20, 2017, 07:25:28 PM »
Flicking the red switch on over to the position that's not 'off', Jason looks up at the rest of the group.   Deciding that it would probs be more helpful to help Maria cover the speeder, he dumps the weird gun in Jamie's hands.
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Re: [IC] Twin Suns Supply: Darkened Seas [The Only Way Up is Down]
« Reply #81 on: March 20, 2017, 07:36:49 PM »
Decidedly looked around the speeder, cheeking out every nook and cranny of the thing making sure to take were all the electronics are along with any moving parts incase the thing got shot up and they'd need to repair it. Afterwards he'd cross his arms rifle now strapped to his back. Lightly rolling his shoulder he'd look down at the bandage and softly scratched below it, seemingly quite calm giving how it was still very likely raining as that's what the weather was always like.

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Re: [IC] Twin Suns Supply: Darkened Seas [The Only Way Up is Down]
« Reply #82 on: March 20, 2017, 08:13:37 PM »
Jason
He flicks the switch on the box, and the LCD screen flickers to life! A big blue progress bar appears and ticks slowly across the display, and the box itself whirs and clicks as it boots up. He then promptly tosses the weapon over to Jamie-

Jamie
-who tries to catch it.
Jamie [Oh god what] [3 - 1 = 2] vs Flying pistol [4] Ouch!
It catches Jame squarely in the nose and his head recoils back. His arms fly out forwards to balance himself, and the gun lands neatly in them. His face is slightly scuffed, but he's alright. The progress bar on the weapon nears completion.

Jeremiah
The third member of the team with a name starting with "J" circles around the speeder, taking note of its various systems and gadgets.
Jeremiah [Not much of a mechanic] [4 - 1 = 3] vs The Speeder [5] Well, it sure looks nice.
He has trouble finding any hidden gadgets or gizmos hidden inside the vehicle, but he did get a good look at all the obvious features of the speeder. It had two front seats, one for the driver and one for their co-pilot. The steering column was capable of being pushed forwards and out of the way for easy movement, and there were a number of smaller switches and buttons set into the dashboard. In front of the passenger seat was the glovebox, but it's locked shut and looks like it needs a key. Though, someone with experience getting past locks shouldn't have too much of a problem getting into it, he gathers.

Behind those seats was a large separator wall of dark metal, and in the center was a doorway leading into the back. In the rear of the speeder there were six seats lined up with their backs against the sides of the speeder, three per row. They all featured fancy harnesses and small racks for weapon storage. The back of the crew compartment had a large, heavy door set into it. There were a three more storage trunks in the floor, and as Jeremiah rummages through them, he finds two stun grenades and four more charge packs for various energy weapons in the first trunk. In the second trunk, he finds a spare helmet. In the third trunk, the latch seems stuck. Giving it a harder tug, the platform itself rises up, lifting him through a hatch that opens in the ceiling!

And back to Jason.
He helps Maria drape the tarp over the vehicle, and they start running a cord under the- A whirring sound comes from inside the vehicle and something pushes the tarp out of the way before they can secure it. It's Jeremiah, rising up through the roof. He looks confused.

Jeremiah is now standing on an elevated platform inside a circular opening in the roof of the vehicle. Along the circular opening is a rail and an empty mount for what must've been a rather large weapon. While it is missing its weapon, the clamp looks like it could fit any firearm and would greatly stabilize it while firing. Nearby, a large blue tarp sits on the roof as the rain patters against it.

Maria puts her hands on her hips and looks up at Jeremiah. "Nice." It's hard to tell if she's being sarcastic.

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Re: [IC] Twin Suns Supply: Darkened Seas [The Only Way Up is Down]
« Reply #83 on: March 21, 2017, 12:41:10 PM »
Raises a hand himself before letting out a brief sigh, "This was not my intention.. could someone help me out with getting this thing back into the speeder?" he'd asked quite plainly seeings as he tugging on the latch and that caused the thing to start rising he didn't know how he was going to get it to go back down, "I'll help with the tarp once we get this thing back inside."

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Re: [IC] Twin Suns Supply: Darkened Seas [The Only Way Up is Down]
« Reply #84 on: March 21, 2017, 03:04:43 PM »
"Ah! Ya bastard! You can figure how to get down on your own." Nursing his nose, Jamie looks down at the gun, but rather than just wait for the gun to finish doing whatever it is its doing, he goes and takes a look at the locked glove box.

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Re: [IC] Twin Suns Supply: Darkened Seas [The Only Way Up is Down]
« Reply #85 on: March 22, 2017, 04:50:55 AM »
The Party Gets Their Island Legs

Jeremiah
He tugs on the lever that got him up there and with a clank and a whir the platform moves back down and the hatch closes above him, leaving only a small circular seam where the hole once was.
Leaving through the back door, he helps the other two put the tarp over the vehicle and secure it. The speeder now lacks any conspicuous identification.
congratulations, you have solved my DOOR PUZZLE
Jamie
Itching to get his tools to work, Jamie stuffs the weapon into his jacket and clamors into the vehicle. After settling into the passenger seat, he examines the locked compartment. The glovebox seems fairly run of the mill as far as glove boxes go. It was a small door set into the dashboard with a handle and a circular lock that likely held a latch in place behind the plating. This one was, however, made of a thick, textured plastic that seemed fairly resistant to physical damage. Jame's previous experience with getting into places he shouldn't comes back to him, and after fussing with the lock for a moment, he imagines he could crack it pretty easily with the tools he has.

A growing storm, and a voice?
Maria produces the briefcase from her poncho once more, and sets it on the driver's seat. She doesn't say anything for a moment, simply looking at the shiny black plating. She almost turns away, but then stops and speaks up. "I guess you guys are gonna go after that ship." she says, as nonchalantly as she can muster. "But, I couldn't help but notice that this-" she pats the side of the speeder. "-isn't really suited for the sea." She leans away from the vehicle and looks at Jason. "I have a friend who could fix that." She cocks an eyebrow and smirks slightly. The expression gives off the air of someone who's never actually made that face before. Before she can elaborate further, Jamie's jacket starts beeping.

"What the-?" "Startup complete! Estim-ay-ted time since last startup, 5356 days. Whoo-wee! 'Bout time I got these boots shakin' again!"

The muffled voice was coming again from Jamie's jacket pocket. It sounded like an old text-to-speech program, with its oddly drawn out syllables and misplaced emphasis, and was compounded by a cheesy western accent.

"An' who do I have the plea-sure of workin' fer today?"

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Re: [IC] Twin Suns Supply: Darkened Seas [The Only Way Up is Down]
« Reply #86 on: March 22, 2017, 07:01:14 AM »
Jamie gives a slight jump at the sudden voice coming out of his pocket, "The shite is it now?" Taking the now talking gun out and staring at it for a moment. Not seeing any other way of input he just starts talking to it. "Well I'm Jamie." As interesting as it was, he still wants to get into the glove box so he sets the gun down on the dashboard while he gets to work on the lock waiting to see if the gun responds.

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Re: [IC] Twin Suns Supply: Darkened Seas [The Only Way Up is Down]
« Reply #87 on: March 22, 2017, 04:37:57 PM »
Looks off towards the building they were once in before heading inside, "Well, I feel like the storms only gonna keep getting worse, best to get inside before we get absolutely drenched." he'd say waving off towards the speeder before disappearing into the stairwell, likely heading back into the office.

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Re: [IC] Twin Suns Supply: Darkened Seas [The Only Way Up is Down]
« Reply #88 on: March 24, 2017, 08:04:10 AM »
The Party Meets A New "Face"

Jamie
The gun's screen was lit up completely, and on it was what looked like a thermal camera feed alongside several digital gauges. "Pleased to meat you, Jay-mie! My designation is Ol' Yeller, your combat assistant." it chimes. He sets it on the dashboard and gets to work on the glove box.

Jamie [Rogue] [7 + 3 = 10] vs The Glovebox [3] Open sesame!

He works his lockpicking tools into the small silver circle, and after a few moments and a final twist the lock opens with a satisfying click. The glovebox's compartment pops open, and inside you find a hefty pistol, a matching magazine, and a tablet computer.

The pistol had a boxy, black frame, resembling a police sidearm of yesteryear. It's weight and magazine showed that it fired some thick, powerful rounds in sets of eight. The tablet computer was similarly black and boxy, showing no other buttons than the screen. A blinking light on its corner showed that it was active, and merely in sleep mode.

"Y' got some fast fingers, Jay-mie. Mighty fine work." beeps the gun.

Jeremiah
He disappears back into the building. Crossing through the threshold, but it doesn't quite feel the same anymore. The rain continues to come down in sheets outside, crashing against the sides of the building. Inside, the muffled noises sound like waves on the ocean. The desk was empty, dirty bootprints traced jagged lines across the tile floor, and the air felt stale. [Memory] [1 + 3 = 4] vs [5] He feels uneasy, but can't quite place why. A presence seems to linger in the elevator shaft.

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Re: [IC] Twin Suns Supply: Darkened Seas [The Only Way Up is Down]
« Reply #89 on: March 24, 2017, 01:54:17 PM »
Moves over to the elevator shaft and looks down into it, kinda confused about the uneasy prescience he was feeling, he even went as far as to pull the flashlight from his bag and shine it down into the water.