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Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« on: August 27, 2015, 09:03:21 am »


The Dandy Desperado & Crew (Orbiting Mars)
Captain Montoya was on the bridge of the Dandy Desperado, when a distress signal briefly flashed over his screen. The signal was very weak and intermittent and lasted only a second. Checking the computer, Captain Montoya saw that the ship’s sensors caught only enough of it to place it somewhere Sol-wise of Mars (meaning the space between Mars and Earth) – way too vast a field to even consider searching without more data.

Perhaps Montoya could fine-tune the sensors, to try to pick the signal back up and narrow the field a bit.

Toying with it, he noted the signal corresponded with a recent solar flare. That wasn’t good. It meant the signal could have been caught up and carried along the edge of the flare like a twig in a wave. It meant the signal could have originated from anywhere between Mars and the Sun itself. No help there.

His thoughts were then interrupted by an incoming message popping up on his screen. Someone had sent an email to one of his honeypot accounts (all part of the master plan to root out and expose the Secret Society!).

>>Captain Montoya, Dandy Desperado.

>>Our records show that you are a registered Bounty Hunter in Good Standing with the SSPB. As such, you have been selected to participate in a Private Brokered Bounty, Posted By The Onasis Naturals Corporation of Europa and Officially Sanctioned by the CPWR (Callisto Planetary Wildlife Refuge).

>>We are offering 600,000w on one Jeremiah Jackson; wanted for Sabotage and Poaching.

>>If you are interested, please let me know ASAP, and I can personally arrange to expedite your Application to Hunt Bounty within the Jovian Confederacy, which I’m sure you know is quite a lucrative business opportunity.

>>Please note that your timely response is required to secure this Private Brokered Bounty.

>>Thank you for your time and consideration; Mr. Ray. Office of the CPWR, Europa.


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Meanwhile, in the Ship’s Lounge, the rest of the crew relax, after a day spent watching Simon and Gilbert blow their collective life savings at the slots in the various floating resorts orbiting Mars.

That’s when the new bounty hunting show, ‘The Solar System’s Most Wanted’ comes on.


Clyde – “Hello to all 350,000 bounty hunters in the system. This is ‘The Solar System’s Most Wanted and the Bounty hunters That Catch ‘Em’ with your favorite hosts, Bonnie and Clyde!”

Bonnie – “Today we have footage of the capture of Evil Ned by the ever-popular Cold Rock Johnson” (swoon).

Clyde – “But first, let’s see who’s new” (reviews a list in hand).  “Bushwa Bonnie, pickins are slim today – just one cake-eater: Genny Putkoff.”

Bonnie – “You mean the one wanted for stealing Milk Homogenization Equipment Clyde?”

Clyde – “The very same. The Bounty on him is 450,000w.”

Bonnie – “Small Fry huh?”

Clyde – “Yes, well I guess you could do worse. And remember fly-boys, if you get footage of your capture, send it in and we’ll show it on the air!”

Bonnie – “You could win a dream vacation to the Floating Vegas on Venus.”

Clyde – “Thank you Bonnie. And now, let’s watch Cold Rock Johnson do his thing!”

Bonnie – “Oh Cold Rock!” (Swoon).


What follows is a series of ‘Cops’ style clips, featuring documentary-like interviews with Cold Rock Johnson – it’s all very riveting.

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Something about the name rings a bell with Ethel.

Yes, Genny Putkoff.

He won some kind of Science Award for his work in a Venus-based company called LifeCyclon. Maybe an after school science program or something?

Ethel remembers, because one of the companies she interned with (Umbra TeQ) was trying to establish a partnership with LifeCyclon; and the Company PR guys made a big deal about helping the community or some-such.
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 09:51:07 am »

"450 thousand for stealing some Milk thing? Seems kinda rough." Butch mutters, as he twidles an unlit smoke between his fingers.
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 11:03:12 am »

"You were right! So far bounty hunting is AMAIZING!" Simon playfully pokes Gilbert's well-protected ribs.  "You should've seen the look on your face when that last machine almost hit the triple seven! Hahaha!  So close, buddy!  Maybe next time! Ahahahahaha!"

The broadcast manages to briefly capture his attention.

"Perfect!  I've got video equipment around here somewhere, we can win that vacation!  Have you been to Floating Vegas? I think I got kicked out of there once, for putting a robot zebra-- no maybe that was Flying Vegas.  Is there a casino named that?  Ah, never mind, I'm gonna go look for that recorder."
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 12:12:35 pm »

Jacob swears mentally. How he could allow these some of these nutcases to join the crew is beyond him. Maybe it was Captain Montaya's nagging about it, maybe it was their weird luck altering powers. He decided it was a bit of A, and a bit of B. And what's with Butch's insane bounty? Eh it didn't matter. He's part of the crew and Jacob took a instant like to the man.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 12:19:53 pm »

"Perfect!  I've got video equipment around here somewhere, we can win that vacation!  Have you been to Floating Vegas? I think I got kicked out of there once, for putting a robot zebra-- no maybe that was Flying Vegas.  Is there a casino named that?  Ah, never mind, I'm gonna go look for that recorder."

"Wait up Simon. Dunno if we even want to do the bounty yet, right? I mean, the extra cash would be nice, but it seems kinda silly, no?" Butch asks.
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2015, 12:27:41 pm »

Capt. Montoya hops on his comes, the wierd signal is still bugging him but he can look into it more later, for now there is space piracy and heroics to be had.

"We just received a job everyone! Our heroics... And some hacking.... Has our reputation growing! let's meet up to make arrangements."

He then immediately sets about trying to trace back all information he can on the transmission his account received as well as the ones who supposedly posted the bounty , can't be too careful with the secret society!

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Computers 17+2X (MTN 10) 1d20 : 8, total 8
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2015, 01:06:52 pm »

"That's odd," Ethel wonders aloud, swinging her legs off the lounge table. "I remember hearing about Putkoff. He's an award winning scientist, doesn't make much sense that he'd steal dairy equipment."
"Wait up Simon. Dunno if we even want to do the bounty yet, right? I mean, the extra cash would be nice, but it seems kinda silly, no?" Butch asks.
"We should totally do it!" Ethel gets up, excited, "it's like a mystery. Plus, it can't be that hard, right? A fun little job can't hurt, and of course, that free vacation..."

Capt. Montoya hops on his comes, the wierd signal is still bugging him but he can look into it more later, for now there is space piracy and heroics to be had.

"We just received a job everyone! Our heroics... And some hacking.... Has our reputation growing! let's meet up to make arrangements."

He then immediately sets about trying to trace back all information he can on the transmission his account received as well as the ones who supposedly posted the bounty , can't be too careful with the secret society!
"Heya Cap'n!" Ethel calls out, getting up to communicate through the Comms, "That makes two bounties for us to do! When are you coming down?"
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2015, 01:10:44 pm »

"Wait up Simon. Dunno if we even want to do the bounty yet, right? I mean, the extra cash would be nice, but it seems kinda silly, no?" Butch asks.

Simon slides to a halt, pivots and marches back to Butch.  "What do you mean 'if?'"  Are you not Bounty Hunters? Is this not a bounty to hunt?!"  He punctuates his words with dramatic sweeping gestures, just barely avoiding  smacking Butch as he continues.
"And what's 'silly' about a dream vacation to Venus?! What's wrong with 'silly' in the first place?  Glass houses, body horror robot grandpa!"
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2015, 01:33:19 pm »

He then immediately sets about trying to trace back all information he can on the transmission his account received as well as the ones who supposedly posted the bounty , can't be too careful with the secret society!

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Computers 17+2X (MTN 10) 1d20 : 8, total 8+2 = 10 (Extra Success!)


Captain Montoya traces the email back to the site of origin; and finds that it really does come from an office of the Callisto Planetary Wildlife Refuge, located in Capitol City, on Europa.
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2015, 01:40:24 pm »

Natalia stays put, normally she carries allot of social weight, but she hasn't felt like she fits in at all in this crowd. She doesn't look uncomfortable, just quiet.
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2015, 02:35:20 pm »

Crystal looks pensive sometime after the broadcast. She sits around in the (lounge? Wherever we are?) in her casual wear, cleaning her old military pistol.

"Don't think me or butch should go after the small fry if you guys want to hunt him down. Other bounty hunters will be there, no chance they don't recognize him, especially if you videotape the whole thing."

She grins then,

"I'd be more than happy to go to Vegas on Venus if you win though, of course."
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2015, 04:08:07 pm »

Capt. Montoya leaves his Com full open for the crew. "ok comes are fully open so I can hear everyone without leaving the bridge. My bounty seems legit, you guys have a second one to chase too? We do have the scout ship of we wanted both?"
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2015, 04:12:36 pm »

Simon slides to a halt, pivots and marches back to Butch.  "What do you mean 'if?'"  Are you not Bounty Hunters? Is this not a bounty to hunt?!"  He punctuates his words with dramatic sweeping gestures, just barely avoiding  smacking Butch as he continues.
"And what's 'silly' about a dream vacation to Venus?! What's wrong with 'silly' in the first place?  Glass houses, body horror robot grandpa!"
"But the poor guy just stole some milking thing. Which is just silly, no?" Butch replies, looking around distractedly.

"And hey, I'm no grandpa yet. Still got some time till I go white."

"Anyone got a light?"
Capt. Montoya leaves his Com full open for the crew. "ok comes are fully open so I can hear everyone without leaving the bridge. My bounty seems legit, you guys have a second one to chase too? We do have the scout ship of we wanted both?"
"What's the bounty?"
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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2015, 04:27:47 pm »

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"But the poor guy just stole some milking thing. Which is just silly, no?" Butch replies, looking around distractedly.

Crystal shrugs,

"Silly's fine as long as we get payed. Besides, Vegas on Venus!"

Capt. Montoya leaves his Com full open for the crew. "ok comes are fully open so I can hear everyone without leaving the bridge. My bounty seems legit, you guys have a second one to chase too? We do have the scout ship of we wanted both?"

"Yeah, what do you have cap?"
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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2015, 04:29:05 pm »

Natalia saunters over to where the others have begun to migrate, distancing herself as a bystander. She watches everyone intently, trying to come to grips with their expressions and gestures.

It's all very interesting, exciting, but a bit out of her department.

She'll happily take mental notes for if - when - she gets to take on another role one day.
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« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2015, 04:40:42 pm »

Crystal shrugs,

"Silly's fine as long as we get payed. Besides, Vegas on Venus!"
"Doubt I should go anywhere like that with moonkit." Butch says with a chuckle.

Natalia saunters over to where the others have begun to migrate, distancing herself as a bystander. She watches everyone intently, trying to come to grips with their expressions and gestures.

It's all very interesting, exciting, but a bit out of her department.

She'll happily take mental notes for if - when - she gets to take on another role one day.
"Got any thoughts, Alishire?"
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« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2015, 04:47:22 pm »

"Doubt I should go anywhere like that with moonkit." Butch says with a chuckle.
"Brad, you're like, the worst parent ever. Moonkit never gets to do anything fun!" Simon offers Moonkit a stick of Jupiter Gloss.

""Got any thoughts, Alishire?"

"Oh, don't bother her," Simon waves dismissively towards Natalia.  "She's doing her 'Mysterious Enigmatic Aren't I Just So Interesting! Movie Star' thing!"
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« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2015, 04:49:27 pm »

The psychic waves her hand dismissively.

"What do you think the money we get from the small fry's for? You don't have to spend every moment with the little squirt. Hire a babysitter for once!"
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« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2015, 04:54:00 pm »

"Brad, you're like, the worst parent ever. Moonkit never gets to do anything fun!" Simon offers Moonkit a stick of Jupiter Gloss.
Butch shakes his head.
"She gets plenty of fun, don't you Moonkit? Nice, clean, fun. Pretty sure montoya's installed some fun stuff for her on a Computer, right Montoya?"
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"Oh, don't bother her," Simon waves dismissively towards Natalia.  "She's doing her 'Mysterious Enigmatic Aren't I Just So Interesting! Movie Star' thing!"
Butch shrugs.
"If you say so."
The psychic waves her hand dismissively.

"What do you think the money we get from the small fry's for? You don't have to spend every moment with the little squirt. Hire a babysitter for once!"
Butch shakes his head.
"Babysitters are notoriously lazy. They just don't got that same commitment, you know?"
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« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2015, 05:01:53 pm »

"C'mon, Butch!" Ethel pumps a fist, "you could even leave her with me and Nat, uh, oh! And Crystal! I doubt we'll be gambling anyway. There's a lot of safer, cooler things to do on Vegas than gambling. We'll be careful!"

The girl proceeds to yawn, stretching her arms behind her neck. "Might be a moot point though. Cap'n's got that crazy conspiracy theory so I dunno if he'll even allows us to send a video. Gonna be tricky considering, uh," her eyes dart around the room as she tries to remember who's in danger or not. "Yep."
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« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2015, 05:34:44 pm »

Butch chuckles.
"No hard feelings Ethel, but I don't think I'd feel safe in that cae either."

"As long as the video is cool, I'd be shocked if Montoya rejected it."
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2015, 06:15:48 pm »

"I agree with Butch in this case. The girl takes precedence over one small-time bounty. I'll be staying on the ship aswell. "
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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2015, 06:27:19 pm »

"Got any thoughts, Alishire?"

"Oh, don't bother her," Simon waves dismissively towards Natalia.  "She's doing her 'Mysterious Enigmatic Aren't I Just So Interesting! Movie Star' thing!"

Natalia looks like a trapped rabbit for a moment, but quickly and totally changes her composure, calm, with smile most becoming,

"No, well, really you all have specialized skills for this line of work, and I'm more of an entertainer. If you all wanted to make a dance routine, I'm your girl."

She allows a very pretty, arguably practiced, laugh before continuing,

"Tell you what though! I'm an A-grade babysitter."
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« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2015, 06:44:25 pm »

"You were right! So far bounty hunting is AMAIZING!" Simon playfully pokes Gilbert's well-protected ribs.  "You should've seen the look on your face when that last machine almost hit the triple seven! Hahaha!  So close, buddy!  Maybe next time! Ahahahahaha!"

Gilbert lets out a nervous laugh, then sighs and turns his head in annoyance when Simon looks away. If only he had a backbone; he wouldn't have to deal with Simon and his obnoxious behaviour. It was bad enough that the flamboyant playboy had decided that Gilbert was his gambling buddy, but now he had to suffer working along side him.

Capt. Montoya leaves his Com full open for the crew. "ok comes are fully open so I can hear everyone without leaving the bridge. My bounty seems legit, you guys have a second one to chase too? We do have the scout ship of we wanted both?"

"What bounty?" Gilbert asks, shifting his heavy weight slightly.

"I need to get some of that money back... bad..."

As he laments on this fact, Gilbert tries to remember if he's heard about Genny Putkoff, and more importantly, if he's dangerous.

(General knowledge roll I suppose?)

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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2015, 06:45:19 pm »

"I agree with Butch in this case. The girl takes precedence over one small-time bounty. I'll be staying on the ship aswell. "

Simon points left: "Brendan won't let Moonkit have any fun," makes a sweeping gesture front and center:  "therefore. . ." ends up pointing right. " Jethro's not going to Vegas with us?"
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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2015, 08:30:29 pm »

The Capt. Let's them discuss things more before reading out the transmission in full

er in Good Standing with the SSPB. As such, you have been selected to participate in a Private Brokered Bounty, Posted By The Onasis Naturals Corporation of Europa and Officially Sanctioned by the CPWR (Callisto Planetary Wildlife Refuge).

>>We are offering 600,000w on one Jeremiah Jackson; wanted for Sabotage and Poaching.

>>If you are interested, please let me know ASAP, and I can personally arrange to expedite your Application to Hunt Bounty within the Jovian Confederacy, which I’m sure you know is quite a lucrative business opportunity.

>>Please note that your timely response is required to secure this Private Brokered Bounty.

>>Thank you for your time and consideration; Mr. Ray. Office of the CPWR, Europa.

"That's all of it, sounds interesting, like a secret mission!"
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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2015, 09:26:38 pm »

"Sabotage and Poaching? That shouldn't be too dangerous..."

Gilbert replies, looking on the net for information concerning Jeremiah Jackson.

"Can never be too prepared. Did I ever tell you about the time I blew up Jackson Jeremiah? Pretty big coincidence with this guy's name. Yeah, that was one of the guys that got a bit too close, that's for sure. I remember he actually managed to find where I was hiding out at the time. Pretty impressive really. I was behind seven proxies and everything; I can't believe he managed to back trace me. Well, it wasn't actually him. He had some hacker friend with some code name I can't even remember; something to do with llamas. Anyway, he managed to find my place, but I managed to find him first. Redirected him to my decoy location after I noticed he found me, filled it to the rim with explosives. Yeah, I can remember that explosion pretty well. I was all the way on the outskirts of the town, but I could still see clear as day, even though it was night. It was like fireworks in the sky, if the sky was on the moon we were on. Was there a sky? I don't remember, can you consider a planet to have a sky if it doesn't have an ozone? I mean, you could still look up and see other planets and stars, so I suppose you could consider it had a sky from that perspective. Then again, you can do all that from a spaceship, and no one would say that there's a sky in space, right? Right, space is just space, ain't no sky there. I wonder if you could consider the surface of the sun to have a sky. Not that you could survive there. That baby has a surface temperature of 5,505 °C. Did you guys know that? Of course you didn't, my mistake, but I'm sure you already knew the sun was way too hot to stand on, so the point is moot I suppose. I think the sun has a sky. I'd like to think so at least. If I ever get the chance to stand on the sun, assuming I could do so without dying, I think I'd enjoy looking at the night sky. Oh wait, it's the sun, there wouldn't be a night. I wonder if you could even see the other planets from the surface of the sun. Putting aside their distance, it'd be like looking outside into the darkness from a lit room, right? Can't see out there. So I wonder if it would even be a sky worth looking at. You know what? On second thought, I don't think I'd ever bother trying to look up from the surface of the sun into its sky. Too much chance of death for what would likely amount to you just staring up into space. And let's face it, if I want to stare into the dark, cruel, abyss known as space, I can do so from the safety of my quarters window from this ship. Yeah, I gotta remember to do that before I go to sleep tonight. I get the feeling it's a sight that could be really intriguing if you're looking at it while pretending you're on the sun. Assuming you ignore the whole potential bursting into flames part, not that that could happen from the comfort of your own quarters on a star ship, am I right? Well, actually, I guess if you were plummeting towards the sun while staring out into space the potential would be there. Then again, if you're moments away from crashing in a fiery inferno with our great star of the solar system as your target, I don't think you'll be spending much time looking out into space."

Gilbert rambles while furiously smashing his keyboard.

"But yeah. Big explosion. Guy died, I lived. Bit too close for comfort though."
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2015, 09:39:39 pm »

Natalia raises her left hand, her right arm resting over her stomach, and lifts her pointer finger,

"The temperature achieved by a lightning strike is greater than that of the surface temperature of the sun."

She looks around the room for a moment,

"I...I just thought that was interesting."
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« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2015, 09:47:42 pm »

Inigo pauses "yes, well said there! We will strike like lighting from the sun!" He pauses for them to soak up his dramatic lines.

Well while we travel I'll try and put a missile on the scout ship or somthing, it already has space mines which should help but I'll be staying on the dandy, They invited me personally afterall, well one of my various proxies with my name linked to it at least."
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« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2015, 11:23:01 pm »

Simon points left: "Brendan won't let Moonkit have any fun," makes a sweeping gesture front and center:  "therefore. . ." ends up pointing right. " Jethro's not going to Vegas with us?"
"Gotta agree with Simon here. I can take care of Moonkit just fine, ha ha." Butch says with a laugh.
"No, well, really you all have specialized skills for this line of work, and I'm more of an entertainer. If you all wanted to make a dance routine, I'm your girl."

She allows a very pretty, arguably practiced, laugh before continuing,

"Tell you what though! I'm an A-grade babysitter!"
"I'm sure you are." Butch says, trying to hold back from saying she's a terrible rolemodel.
Inigo pauses "yes, well said there! We will strike like lighting from the sun!" He pauses for them to soak up his dramatic lines.

Well while we travel I'll try and put a missile on the scout ship or somthing, it already has space mines which should help but I'll be staying on the dandy, They invited me personally afterall, well one of my various proxies with my name linked to it at least."
"I can fly the second ship. I've got a pretty good handle on these kind of things." :)
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2015, 11:36:08 pm »

"... Okeydokey then," Ethel declares, a bit offset by Gilbert's wall of speech. "Both these bounties seem kinda peculiar, what with one with a scientist who stole some milking equipment and the other that actually contacted us. Very weird, huh."

She pauses before addressing the room, "So we're doing both bounties, right? I wanna take down Putkoff, seems like an interesting guy to meet. Who's with me?"
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2015, 06:33:51 am »

"I don't need a baby sitter!" Moonkit replies, opening the Jupiter Gloss Simon gave her - "Ooh! Watermelon, my favorite!"
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2015, 06:43:55 am »

As he laments on this fact, Gilbert tries to remember if he's heard about Genny Putkoff, and more importantly, if he's dangerous.

(General knowledge roll I suppose?)

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General Know 15 1d20 : 18, total 18

While Gilbert has never heard of Genny Putkoff personally, he knows it only takes a few keystrokes to pull up the history of anyone (or anything) on the net...
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2015, 08:24:29 am »

"... Okeydokey then," Ethel declares, a bit offset by Gilbert's wall of speech. "Both these bounties seem kinda peculiar, what with one with a scientist who stole some milking equipment and the other that actually contacted us. Very weird, huh."

She pauses before addressing the room, "So we're doing both bounties, right? I wanna take down Putkoff, seems like an interesting guy to meet. Who's with me?"
"I think I'll end up flying you guys there. Can't go anywhere without a pilot, right?"
"I don't need a baby sitter!" Moonkit replies, opening the Jupiter Gloss Simon gave her - "Ooh! Watermelon, my favorite!"
"Ohhh yes you do, Moony. Can't take my eyes off you."
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2015, 09:01:25 am »

"Hmf!"  ;)
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2015, 09:18:05 am »



While Gilbert has never heard of Genny Putkoff personally, he knows it only takes a few keystrokes to pull up the history of anyone (or anything) on the net...

Which he does of course.

(Fark my luck)

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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2015, 09:34:11 am »

Natalia's eyes shift up and to the left, trying to remember if she's heard of this Genny Putkoff somewhere along the way.
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #37 on: August 28, 2015, 09:47:41 am »

Capt. Montoya also searches up about this second bounty and the supposed crime
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2015, 10:06:49 am »

"This is boring!"  Simon flops dramatically onto the couch like a swooning damsel.
"I thought bounty hunting would be all laser spaceship death rays and cool explosions and the tragic death of the least useful member of the crew.  Probably Gilbert."

He leans over and ruffles Gilbert's hair playfully.  "Sorry buddy.  I'll think of you every time there's a full moon."
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2015, 10:53:23 am »

Which he does of course.

Capt. Montoya also searches up about this second bounty and the supposed crime

(No Luck Points to Bump with haha!)

Gilbert Computers 17+2X 1d20 : 15, total 15

Montoya Gilbert Computers 17+2X 1d20 : 6, total 6
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #40 on: August 28, 2015, 11:08:40 am »

Gilbert Computers 17+2X 1d20 : 15, (Extra Success)
Montoya Gilbert Computers 17+2X 1d20 : 6, total 6 (Success)

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Captain Montoya brings Genny Putkoff up on the net. He sees that Genny is wanted for stealing Milk Homogenization Equipment from the Venus-based LifeCyclon Corporation in Guiliairmo City, Venus.

Genny lived in Guiliairmo City, working as a fast-food cook for a local diner called 'Soy Boy Quick Bites.' He has no living relatives, but there is a picture in the records of him standing with a large balding man in thick black-rimmed glasses and a tweed suit. The information along with the picture indicates the man as Genny's 'Life Partner' Carlton Jenkins.

Gilbert also sees this in his search, but notices that the above info has been altered recently; and there's no telling if any of it is actually true.

Digging a little deeper, Gilbert uncovers a very small and obscure site with the same picture of the balding black man. It appears to be for a Community Outreach Center in Guiliairmo City, Venus. The caption with the picture reads: "Henry Croy honors local science whiz Genny Putkoff for after school programs."
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #41 on: August 28, 2015, 11:14:34 am »

"This is boring!"  Simon flops dramatically onto the couch like a swooning damsel.
"I thought bounty hunting would be all laser spaceship death rays and cool explosions and the tragic death of the least useful member of the crew.  Probably Gilbert."

He leans over and ruffles Gilbert's hair playfully.  "Sorry buddy.  I'll think of you every time there's a full moon."

"Yeah! When do we get to shoot stuff?" Moonkit enquires - then laughing out loud as Simon teases Gilbert.
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #42 on: August 28, 2015, 12:15:10 pm »

" Ah, Moonkit , remind me to train you on the ships guns! Bruce can help you learn too then you can man the bridge with me during battles!"

Capt. Montoya adds
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2015, 12:19:21 pm »

"Hurray!!!" Moonkit shouts, pumping her fist in the air.
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2015, 05:17:47 pm »

Digging a little deeper, Gilbert uncovers a very small and obscure site with the same picture of the balding black man. It appears to be for a Community Outreach Center in Guiliairmo City, Venus. The caption with the picture reads: "Henry Croy honors local science whiz Genny Putkoff for after school programs."

"Well, if they're making him out to be a gay fast food cook when he's really a local science whiz, he must have pissed off the wrong people."

Gilbert says out loud to no one in particular.

"I'll be staying on the ship so... I don't care who we go after, as long as I get paid. And stay on the ship."
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2015, 05:48:05 pm »

"Gay fast food cook?" Ethel shakes her head, "That's so wacked. I know he got an award for his work at LifeCyclon, so he's not just some loser, but man, something is really off with that mission. Only more of a reason for us to check it out, I guess."

With that thought, she glares at the ever-bizarre Simon Mayhem, "Wait, what do you do on the ship anyway?"
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2015, 06:49:15 pm »

"Well, if they're making him out to be a gay fast food cook when he's really a local science whiz, he must have pissed off the wrong people."

Gilbert says out loud to no one in particular.

"I'll be staying on the ship so... I don't care who we go after, as long as I get paid. And stay on the ship."

"Gideon! " Simon clutches his heart and staggers backward.  "You can't stay on the ship!  Who will I hide behind when we get shot at?  I mean, who will I definitely be able to outrun if. . . " He trails off, then inspiration strikes.
"You know what, Gaston? The important thing is, I thought we were friends! And friends accompany each other into mortal peril!"
He snaps his fingers and points at Gilbert.  "Think of it as gambling!  You love gambling! This is just gambling with your life!  What could possibly be more exciting than---"


With that thought, she glares at the ever-bizarre Simon Mayhem, "Wait, what do you do on the ship anyway?"

"Excuse me?" He whirls around to confront Ethel.
"You're talking to me?  You want to know what I do on this ship?"
He tosses his head back and strikes a particularly dramatic pose.
"I'm Simon Mayhem!  Galaxy-renowned rock star and Master of the Dark Arts!"
After a short pause for (probably nonexistent) approbation, he continues in a more conversational tone.  "Who are you, anyway?  I don't remember you being part of the crew when Gargamel gave me the tour."
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2015, 06:55:35 pm »

"It's not like gambling, and I can help better on the ship then in the field."

Gilbert replies, nervously shifting his weight.

"And stop calling me made up names. Unlike you, I only have one. And it's Gilbert. Well, actually it could be another name depending on where we are, but that's besides the point. The point is I only want you to use one name for me: Gilbert."

He continues, gaining a bit of confidence the more he speaks.
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2015, 07:17:33 pm »

Simon's whole body goes perfectly still.  Still looking at Ethel, he mutters through clenched teeth, "What was that, Gil-bert?"
Slowly, deliberately, he turns and glares at the bigger man.  Never breaking eye contact, he stalks towards the hacker. 
"I don't know, Gil-bert.  That almost sounded like you didn't like me.  Like you didn't think we were friends." The last word trails off into almost a hiss.  "I would hate to think we weren't friends, Gil-bert."
He's standing directly in front of Gilbert at this point.  He has to tilt his head back to maintain eye contact, as the tech expert towers over the diminutive musician.  Simon reaches up and grabs  Gilbert's collar, intending to drag him down to his level.
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Re: Small Fry with a Side O’ Mayhem
« Reply #49 on: August 28, 2015, 08:18:36 pm »

Capt. Montoya is a Heroic swashbuckler, and Heroic swashbucklers kept their crews and ships in order so he cuts in.

"Gilbert, can you just sit on the boy for a few minutes till he calms down, we are trying to plan our heroic adventures here! So who is going after which bounty?"
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