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Gilga
Hi, I'd like to start so Volker, Thanee please post your characters. I'll try to pick off few months after when we (sadly) ended with Jack's game. A team of runners is laying low for a relatively long duration considering the consequences of the last run (which I'll leave vague to keep the imagination of how it should have ended - but feel free to add some information).
Thanee
Nova

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Volker
bnc

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Volker
How is the matrix situation? Does it work properly here? Are there any good reasons not to spend twelve hours a day online, while the interface suppresses the feeling of coldness?
Also, what about James. Are the Benedictians fine with him?
Gilga
Yes, they were fine with James - even interested. They like technology. The matrix situation right now is a bit spotty - no reason not to be online all the time, but it is not very enjoyable as there are many momentarily disconnects, lag, and other things with no real mechanical effect - but it would make most entertainment in the matrix very frustrating.
Thanee
Does Nova know anything about that package? Does she expect something to be delivered?

Bye
Thanee
Gilga
She expects some necessities to be able to disappear like new SINs, and documents but these are mostly digital assets. While some of these may be physical objects so a package is not unreasonable, she would not expect it right now.
Volker
bnc doesn't have Matrix Games as a knowledge skill. She does have Matrix Legends, however. If that is somehow fitting, please tell me at which DP penalty I could roll on this skill.
Gilga
Just roll it and I'll adjust the threshold accordingly, can you briefly explain what is "Matrix legends" knowledge?
Volker
bnc has an interest in special, occult or otherwise untangible matrix phenomena, like true AIs, UV hosts and such. Things, scientists cannot yet proof or are not well understood.

Matrix Legends: 13d6t5 5
Gilga
The name Dark Fox 32 does not ring a bell, but a short matrix search reveals him to be a minor celebrity arguing for ultra-realistic matrix simulations "It is not important how realistic the simulation is, we use it for entertainment and can get out whenever we want. We need a whole new degree of realism to allow people to completely live inside virtual worlds solving many of the social problems we now face".


He was associated with the "Virtual Realism" community project aimed at forming an entire virtual world, allowing people to move into a fully virtualized world for life. The idea was to financed by crowdsourcing, but it remained illegal through most of the project, and it never got real, but some theories have it that Dark Fox 32 (and many others) just quietly moved into the project, and continued to live their real-life with a form of autopilot to sustain their bodies and make a living while they truly live in another world.
Volker
What. A. Post.
Volker
We received a lot of money from Muhme, but we never got to know how much as Jack quit mid-run. Could we assume that the costs for the hideout and for the clinic we bring Anna to roughly cancels out the earnings from Muhme? That way, we wouldn't need to estimate how much was what and just proceed with what our characters had at the moment when we dropped the thread.
Gilga
It can work, the risk of that plan is that you'll get moving and possibly attract unwanted attention to yourself for the very events that got you paid handsomely.

Volker
How far away would be a suitable beta clinic?
Does anyone remember where "our" delta clinic is stationed? It might prove difficult to move Anna from the Czech republic.
Thanee
Somewhere in germany, I think? Berlin maybe? Not entirely sure. Nova has been there, already, so she definitely does know where it is. biggrin.gif

Other than that, Nova has a trusted Street Doc in Munich, who might know more about beta clinic locations. Every big city should have one or even a few of those.

Bye
Thanee
Gilga
I don't so feel free to place it, Berlin is alright with me.
Volker
How global is that storm?
Gilga
Central north Europe, but the fovea is only over Prague and the situation is not identical in the entire city.
Thanee
@Volker: Nova is currently wearing a business suit from Zoé. wink.gif

Bye
Thanee
Gilga
Are you guys waiting on me? you seem quiet.
Volker
Oh no biggrin.gif
I thought I had posted already and was waiting for new messages. My bad!
Thanee
QUOTE (Volker @ Sep 30 2021, 08:56 PM) *
With (hopefully) a little help from Nova who seemed to know a lot more about fashion than bnc ...


Nova actually has a skill for that "Fashion & Style 3". smile.gif

Bye
Thanee
Volker
Ah, that's awesome! bnc will go like "here, take my creds and get it done with". She'll just wear whatever Nova picks for her.
Thanee
Flying dog? Wasn't Doberman a wheeled drone? wink.gif

Bye
Thanee
Gilga
Thanee perception roll for Nova, and possibly tracking roll if she wants to figure out who walked to the fence.
Thanee
Perception 10 hits (Mental Limit is 8)
Tracking 1 hit

Bye
Thanee
Gilga
Not bad.
Volker
Are the drones slaved to the host?
Gilga
Yes
Gilga
I'll just post the messages you got out of the link so that you have easy reference.
QUOTE (Gilga @ Sep 5 2021, 11:10 PM) *
bnc discovers three audio files on the comlink, as well as fake documents granting access to the site, and some information that can be used for being more convincing at entering the site. There is also a list of four Seader-corp owned beta cliniques in Europe, mostly in Germany but one in Hungary.

Message 1:

"So you have reached the data center good. I've taken liberties to grant you access, but only to the surface site. Your cover is data-security inspectors for Lavamind, which is a small-time gaming company. You come to inspect that their service is hosted according to protocol.
And they would inspect your SINs. If you come when the power surges, the check is more likely to be superficial. There is plenty of power, but the surface site has only access to the local grid, which is a mess. Enter the site, follow the tour, make some serious faces, and connect this comlink to terminal 430. It would run diagnostics and activate a backdoor. It would allow you to access the simulation site.

Head to this location when done <coordinates attached>


The location in question is about 1km from the site. It is a natural cave.


Message 2:

"Good, now that you have access to the underground site, the natural cave. There is no security, and your electronic credentials are good. Inside the cave, there is a wall of vegetation. Walk past it. Then continue walking and allow yourself to go over the cliff. It is not real. Walk until you feel a metal wall and vocally order it "Ground Floor", these assholes are giving us all a scare when we enter this shit with their magic tricks.

Once you give the word, the elevator would come to take you, it may be disguised as some natural object, but it is an elevator. Mages just got creative. The Ground floor requested from the ground floor leads you to my floor - ground zero floor. It is a modern-day Noach's arc aimed at preserving the world's computing, manufacturing, and agricultural's skills in the face of a possible catastrophe.

I'll wait for you there, it is a large building, and anyone seeing you there would know you do not belong there. Lucky for you, security is a bit lax not to draw attention. The guard in question would be distracted, so just quickly get past him to the conference room where I'll meet you. I'll have all the equipment necessary to disguise you and move you to the simulation rooms.

Good luck."

Message 3
The third message "If you hear this message, then I could not meet you, likely something bad has happened to me. Logging into Realism would be extremely dangerous, and you will have nobody to guide you. I was hoping you could get out safely and get your friend as far away as you can from this place. Find her a good doctor and a beta-level hospital. They'll have the equipment to fix her. I know a few hospitals, but I am not sure how you will convince them to serve you.

Being likely dead or worse, this is up to you. So sorry for dying at my prime and leaving you in all this mess. Hope you survive it.

DarkFox 32"

From analyzing the message you understand that DarkFox should transmit some code to the link to activate it. You cannot tell what the code is, but if you'll see it you can recognize it. (or more realistically bnc would write a small program to recognize it. ).

Thanee
Thank you! smile.gif

Ok, so, the woman is probably there to give us the tour, but does not expect for anyone to actually come during that weather.

And we need to find terminal 430.

Also, whoever is here as well does not seem to belong to DarkFox 32.

Bye
Thanee
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