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|Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:13 pm Post subject: Who Saves The Orphans?
|[23:43:35] <Sajioshi> so what are you guys going to do about rescuing those kids?
[23:44:58] <Farrell> ::shrugs:: Short of hoping they're at the bottom of the prison and make it out in the breakthrough...?
[23:45:30] <Sajioshi> the two kids that aren't being kept at Bastille Alpha.
[23:45:34] <Farrell> Oh, them.
[23:46:06] <Farrell> Don't suppose it'd be as simple as me hacking their systems and telling the computers to tell the people keeping htem that it's time to turn them loose?
[23:46:27] <Sajioshi> might be. you don't know.
[23:46:28] <Farrell> Likewise, weren't our CityLiberati going to see what they could find out first?
[23:46:46] <Sajioshi> citerati
[23:47:02] <Farrell> Sounds like a credit card company.
[23:47:12] <Farrell> "CITERATI: Don't leave the Trench without it."
[23:47:52] <Sajioshi> well, they find out that they're registered at a specific orphanage.
[23:48:17] <Farrell> ...
[23:48:31] <Farrell> Dear god I did not just hear the words "Burn the orphanage" in my head.
[23:49:11] <Farrell> No, I heard the "Gamers" quote. "Hey, if we bury him, we get back, like, 10 piety points per level!" "Wow, that'd totally make up for burning down that orphanage!"
[23:49:26] <Sajioshi> hee, go to.
[23:49:46] <Farrell> Sounds like we'd need to somehow get the computer to arrange for their release. Adopted, perhaps.
[23:50:36] <Sajioshi> you'll have to break into the orphanages' papers in order to see what their status is, etc
[23:50:57] <Farrell> Physical files?
[23:51:01] <Farrell> That's so... 20th century!
[23:51:16] <Sajioshi> you may do so electronically if you so prefer
[23:51:37] <Farrell> The other problem is to do it in a way that doesn't tip our hand.
[23:51:58] <Farrell> ...the Admiral isn't looking over your shoulder right now, is she?
[23:52:39] <Sajioshi> nope. i'm in my room. And we've already talked about this, so don't worry.
[23:52:57] <Farrell> From the ISF's lips to the Coordinator's ears.
[23:53:54] <Farrell> We could raid the orphanage, but that's where the burning comes in... to really cover our tracks, we'd have to destroy the place, and Detro (and I) isn't pleased with that thought.
[23:55:57] <Farrell> But pushing through an adoption's gotta raise a red flag too.
[23:56:16] <Farrell> Heh. Unless Rasuul adopts them. Who'd question that?
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[23:56:51] <Sajioshi> raid an orphanage! Blia would be proud.
[23:57:44] * Jester (~email@example.com) Quit (Quit: Adding a new PC to the party means inviting an unknown and dangerous-looking stranger to join your group of otherwise paranoid and greedy adventurers. There's pretty much no way to roleplay it so that it doesn't sound stupid.)
[00:00:11] <Farrell> I hate to say it, but if these kids have been indoctrinated heavily into the CEF line hardcore, they're probably not going to go willingly.
[00:00:24] <Farrell> I'm sure they were even told their mother was killed by the evil Talon monsters
[00:00:50] <Sajioshi> of course
[00:00:58] <Sajioshi> because you are evil, you evil monsters
[00:02:30] <Farrell> Trying to adopt them, it'll be loads of paperwork and crap, and certainly background checks I'd imagine
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[00:03:15] <Sajioshi> and you'd need valid ID's known to the CID as being pro-earth
[00:03:29] <Farrell> Which our fake IDs probably aren't.
[00:06:31] <Farrell> So we're back to basically just grabbing the kids... with the possibility of having to knock them out to do it... and to somehow do it in a way that's not going to alert the CEF/CID that we're likely going to spring the REST of their family.
[00:07:10] <Sajioshi> i suggest doing it right before the Bastille Alpha break out
[00:08:06] <Farrell> ...assuming can get from the extraction to Bastille Alpha in time. Assuming that the orphanage isn't monitored, and that the CEF won't be informed within an hour or two of the disappearance.
[00:08:21] <Sajioshi> yup
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[00:12:07] <Farrell> How heavy is the security at this orphanage, where is it, who's running it, who provides them services, etc.
[00:12:44] <Sajioshi> it's got a corpserf contract like any other, it's run by an independant firm, monitored by the CID rather frequently
[00:13:51] <Farrell> So... the mission is extraction of high profile, potentially hostile persons of interest from a compound actively being monitored by enemy intelligence within the confines of an already-restrictive timetable of joint operations with indigenous forces?
[00:14:23] <Sajioshi> wouldn't call them high profile, exactly.
[00:15:45] <Farrell> I would. Children of a person who held high-level information on CEF genetic programs, who *vanished* -- no body found -- from this system in what was likely a black ops raid?
[00:17:00] <Sajioshi> let me rephrase. As the GM, i am telling you that you are finding no evidence of special treatment or monitoring on these children with your current level of investigation.
[00:17:05] <Farrell> heh
[00:18:34] <Farrell> Maybe we should send Blia after 'em.
[00:19:23] <Sajioshi> that would be messy
[00:20:02] <Farrell> ::shrugs:: Send the rest of BT07 with her
[00:20:29] <Sajioshi> blia and dimitri are missing, by the way
[00:20:35] <Farrell> ...
[00:21:04] <Farrell> This is gonna end like "The Stand", ain't it?
[00:21:30] <Farrell> <Dimitri> ::riding back, skin peeling off from radiation exposure:: Bumpity bumpity bump... MY LIFE FOR YOUUUUUU!
[00:21:40] <Farrell> <Blia> ::Blinks::
[00:23:37] <Farrell> The real trouble is if these kids don't go willingly.
[00:24:20] <Farrell> Extracting a hostile person of interest doesn't usually work out too well. Between the noise, the resistance, etc...
[00:24:30] <Farrell> Or if they see us and run and we have to chase 'em.
[00:25:05] <Farrell> It's gonna have to be an inside job. We're going to have to get in on some corp that's doing maintenance or services for 'em.
[00:25:47] <Sajioshi> i imagine if they see some black-garbed dude in a tac suit with a gun, they'll scream and run like any sensible child
[00:26:21] <Farrell> Yeah, that's just what we need. A picture of a Talon holding a kid at gunpoint in the newspapers.
[00:26:36] <Sajioshi> woo, awesome
[00:27:24] <Farrell> So yeah, it'll have to be an inside job, all on the up-and-up somehow.
[00:29:36] <Farrell> One of our "Black Talon Parlor Tricks"
[00:30:24] <Farrell> So what services can we infiltrate?
[00:30:58] <Sajioshi> corpserfs, maintenance, or the business itself. or you pose as CID
[00:32:17] <Farrell> CID we'd likely have to show credentials and paperwork, neither of which we have. Maintenance is probably the easiest -- deliver a new appliance, and the kids come out in the empty box. And that plan even has the benefit of giving the orphanage something new to help them.
[00:33:52] <Sajioshi> you seemed to do okay fooling a CEF official.
[00:34:37] <Farrell> ::shrugs:: Gotta mix up our methods of infiltration, let we develop an M.O.
[00:36:57] <Farrell> It would stand to reason that after finding out we bullshitted them on Arclight, that they've warned others to be wary of such efforts.
[00:37:06] <Farrell> So, we switch to the other tactic.
[00:39:33] <Farrell> What, am I being too paranoid again?
[00:40:18] <Sajioshi> i am not able to appropriately answer this question for you
[00:40:44] <Farrell> ah
[00:43:31] <Farrell> Official approval from Jester aside, does that answer your question?
[00:44:10] <Sajioshi> nope! But i'm glad you're thinking about it
[00:44:43] <Farrell> Well, short of knowing how this place is laid out or having any surveilance on it, ::shrugs::
[00:44:59] * Sajioshi nods, you need the surveillance
[00:47:13] <Farrell> Until we've got that, all we can do is just vaguely answer your question.
[00:47:37] <Sajioshi> i was more asking how you were going to conduct your surveillance
[00:48:28] <Farrell> ::shrugs:: You haven't told us where the orphanage is, if it's a stand-alone building or within a big one, if there's big open windows or if it's just a box with a door...
[00:49:29] <Sajioshi> these are questions you need to ask me if you want the answers.
[00:49:52] <Farrell> What level it's on, if there's a place we can park outside...
[00:50:26] <Farrell> If there's a place we can park out back, park under, park over... hell, jet pack if we have to. How close it is to the Lots, to the trams...
[00:51:09] <Farrell> Then once we start surveilance, how often the CID drops by, the kinds of things they get through services (food, etc.) and where those deliveries are made
[00:51:31] <Sajioshi> it's on gamma, there's parking on a platform on the side of the building. It's in Gallot hub, a bit off from the nearest tachyon hub station.
[00:51:38] <Farrell> ... floor plans, what utility grids the building are on if we need to, say, cut power...
[00:53:09] <Farrell> ...if there are any surveilance systems that have a view of the building...
[00:53:55] <Farrell> And if we have the time, average corp-serf response times to crimes reported in the area.
[00:54:05] <Farrell> In case things go wrong fast.
[00:54:20] <Farrell> And can I have fries with that?
[00:54:23] <Sajioshi> a lot of this will require rolls, i think
[00:54:31] * Farrell is now known as Detro
[00:54:37] <Detro> ::shrugs:: I got nothing better to do it seems.
[00:56:44] <Sajioshi> an investigation/cre cpx 2, perhaps
[00:57:10] <Detro> !skill Investigation CRE
[00:57:12] <Lemon> Detro, your Investigation roll result is ( 5 6 1 ) + (2 CRE) + (0 Mod) + (0 Wounds) : 8
[00:59:09] <Sajioshi> you can get floor plans from Costa Moreia for a small fee. Everything's delivered through local couriers, it seems - fairly small operations all in all.
[00:59:48] <Detro> How do they handle donations of large stuff, like things for the kitchen, etc?
[00:59:53] <Sajioshi> there is a surveillance system operated by the corp-serfs maintaining security for the place, too.
[01:00:06] <Sajioshi> donations? On Caprice?
[01:00:15] <Sajioshi> money is donated, but not goods.
[01:00:35] <Detro> Well, when they buy exceptionally large items then
[01:00:56] <Sajioshi> there is a delivery garage at the back
[01:01:21] <Detro> Surveilance there?
[01:01:26] <Sajioshi> yup
[01:01:32] <Detro> Type?
[01:02:22] <Sajioshi> video, audio, movement sensors, so far as you can tell
[01:02:53] <Detro> So we'll have to be fully legit to get past that stuff, which means the minute they see the papers and say "We didn't order this"...
[01:04:17] * Detro wonders if there's time to fall back to the vacuum cleaner salesman with sleeping gas in the vacuum cleaner method
[01:04:30] <Sajioshi> give it a go
[01:05:07] * Garrett is now known as Luke
[01:05:19] <Detro> Surveilance inside the house?
[01:05:22] <Detro> err, building?
[01:06:02] <Sajioshi> yup, in public areas
[01:06:15] <Detro> Sleeping gas ruled out.
[01:07:44] <Detro> What's something that could happen on alpha level that'd be non-damaging that would also force a building to be evacuated?
[01:08:10] <Detro> A Caprician equivalent to a gas leak in the home, or carbon monoxide...
[01:08:37] <Sajioshi> eh, they don't use gas heating or anything like that. It's electrical
[01:08:57] <Detro> Sewer gas leak?
[01:11:28] <Detro> ::shrugs:: I've exhausted every kidnapping technique I know, including "The Living Daylights".
[01:11:53] <Sajioshi> sewage is brought to neighbourhood recycling facilities, where it is bought by fertilizer companies. It's not around long enough for that to happen
[01:14:46] <Detro> I got it. We fly Pathfinder in and pick up the whole damn building and haul it back to TN.
[01:15:52] <Sajioshi> there you go
[01:16:56] <Detro> ::shrugs:: I can't see any way of doing it.
[01:18:35] <Sajioshi> hopefully the others can get some ideas
[01:18:56] <Detro> ::shrugs:: I'm trying to rub two brain cells together that have been burning on high octane all week. I'm sure someone's got better ideas.
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