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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2015, 01:53:31 am »

Butch shrugs and nods.
"Alright ladies, you be off now. Let me, Gil an' Montoya hang out for a bit." He says loudly, as he looks to the barman. He motions to Ethel and Cillian to follow crystal.

"Get a glass for the whole crowd! I got myself a space fighter!" Butch says, hoping to make a big enough distraction for the three.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #51 on: November 11, 2015, 04:30:27 pm »

Montoya considers trying to stalk the man himself.

For a few steps, then announcing that he is the masked hero of justice Capt. Montoya and challenging him to a duel in which he would beat him soundly and bring him back to the crew to trade for the bounty. However the crew really seemed to want to be subtle about this.

He considers putting on some heroic music to add to the atmosphere for them as they try and plant the bug but then Butch begins the distraction.

"Drinks for all!" He announces to support Butch and loudly triggers his 'Pirate drinking Shanty' playlist, a steal from an online discount store. The music should be loud enough for everyone to hear it clearly.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #52 on: November 12, 2015, 08:07:41 am »

With everyone distracted at the table, Crystal begins following the man, who leaves the casino floor and is heading to the parking garage.

When Butch and Montoya make a scene over free drinks and winning a ship, the man looks back (and right past Crystal), but fails to realize that the Psychic is tailing him.

Gilbert meanwhile, runs a facial recognition program on the guy and brings up his bounty~

Bounty: 800,000w for Cyril Davis
Wanted For: Securities Fraud
Bounty Posted By: European State Authority, Pilot City, Europa
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2015, 08:09:13 am »

Cillian opens his backpack, takes out the lopan, and tries to read the suspicious man's aura.

Cillian sees that the man has a greedy heart, is currently very nervous, and is wounded - looks like he has been shot in the leg.

His three highest skills are Political Sciences, Tech, and Larceny...
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #54 on: November 12, 2015, 09:13:50 am »

Ethel, after laughing at the captain's candor, will look for an alternate route to the parking garage/wherever it seems the man is going, to cover for Crystal in case.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #55 on: November 12, 2015, 09:31:36 am »

Cillian sees that the man has a greedy heart, is currently very nervous, and is wounded - looks like he has been shot in the leg.

His three highest skills are Political Sciences, Tech, and Larceny...

Cillian attempts to follow the man.  He's clearly in trouble and needs help.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2015, 10:01:42 am »

Jacob goes with Ethel and suggests heading out onto the street, where the parking garage would exit, in case Cyril gives Crystal the slip.

Crystal meanwhile, follows Cyril into the parking garage, where he gets on an elevator and goes up. Cillian catches up as the elevator doors close.

In the bar, the Captain's generous offer has brought in a crowd of thirsty revelers, eager to take advantage of free drinks!
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #57 on: November 12, 2015, 10:14:19 am »

Gilbert decides to leave the bounty to the others, opting to instead take advantage of the free drinks.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #58 on: November 12, 2015, 10:47:56 am »

"Hey, wait up! Crystal calls out, running for the elevator .
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #59 on: November 12, 2015, 11:15:41 am »

Crystal sprints forward, but trips on a snag in the carpeting - almost falling on her face!

Fortunately, Cyril, sticks a hand out to hold the elevator door for her -waiting silently for her to board.

Because of this, Cillian will be able to hop on the elevator too, if he chooses.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #60 on: November 12, 2015, 11:25:49 am »

"Thank you," she says with a smile, stepping in.

She'll take a second to look at the floor he's chosen and then press the button leading to the highest floor here.

She'll look down to his leg, as if intending to make small-talk.

"You okay?", referring to his limp.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #61 on: November 12, 2015, 11:53:01 am »

Cillian hurries to join them on the elevator.
He gazes up at Cyril earnestly.  "You need help.  I can tell. I'm a feng shui master."
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #62 on: November 12, 2015, 12:25:32 pm »

"What? No, that's OK," Cyril replies to both Crystal and Cillian, turning away from them as he waits uncomfortably for the elevator door to close.

Just before it does however, an elderly Chinese man in a Hawaiian shirt and a very young lady (who is clearly a prostitute), get on as well.

The lady titters in response to some dirty jokes the old geezer whispers in her ear.

Cyril huffs impatiently, the doors close, and the elevator goes up.

Crystal and Cillian notice a spot of blood on the man's pantleg, over where Cillian knows he has a bullet wound.

Soft elevator music plays melodious tunes from a bygone era.

Cyril has pressed the button for the fourth floor, while Crystal pressed one for the seventh. The Chinese man as his escort didn't press any buttons at all.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #63 on: November 12, 2015, 12:34:44 pm »

Unwilling to start things now that the other two people (clearly other bounty hunters) were in the elevator with them, Crystal refrains from her original plan of pressing the emergency stop button and detaining him, waiting for the elevator to reach his floor.

She intends to get off whenever he does, miming disgust at the Chinese man and his hooker (if they turn out not to be bounty hunters).
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #64 on: November 12, 2015, 12:45:47 pm »

Cillian doesn't think the elevator ride is enough time to get out his lopan and read these people. He moves away from the Chinese man, brushing against Cyril as he does so.  Then, he waits to see what happens next.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #65 on: November 12, 2015, 01:52:12 pm »

The elevator door opens and Cyril exits, followed by the Chinaman his young hooker.

Cyril walks one way down the rows of cars, while the couple heads to an opposite row.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #66 on: November 12, 2015, 02:08:38 pm »

"Whats the situation?" Butch asks on the comlink.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #67 on: November 12, 2015, 02:23:03 pm »

"I'll cover the parking exit" Inigo says over the comms and quickly pays up his current tab before jogging out to try and get to where vehicles exit the parking structure before the bounty can leave.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #68 on: November 12, 2015, 02:27:57 pm »

Butch follows montoya, leaving the hopeful drunkards stranded.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #69 on: November 12, 2015, 02:41:06 pm »

"Think we've got competition. Cyril was shot, these guys might not be bounty hunters but killers. Get over here quick guys, don't want to take these guys by myself with the kid and none of my shit," she says, quietly.

Then, to Cillian, as she tried to discreetly follow Cyril; "hey kid, the guy's obviously wounded. I don't want him dying on us if things go sour, and I don't trust those two, so I'm going to heal him. Try to use those powers of yours to keep me from going crazy, if you can."

Crystal mentally reaches out to Cyril and picture the bullet in her mind's eye, closing the wound and pushing the bullet out of his flesh (Regeneration).

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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #70 on: November 12, 2015, 02:49:51 pm »

"Lets move Montoya." Butch says, moving quickly down to the parking lot.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #71 on: November 12, 2015, 02:59:51 pm »

Gilbert will finish his drink then head back to the safety of the ship.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #72 on: November 12, 2015, 03:01:57 pm »

A thought suddenly occurs to Crystal - Gilbert must be doing his usual Gilbert thing - that is to say, hiding in the ship* and basically nothing else whatsoever.

To alleviate this, she takes a quick picture of the Chinese man and the hooker and sends it to Gilbert for him to look up information on the two.

*whichever one he hasn't blown up yet
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #73 on: November 12, 2015, 03:03:45 pm »

Montoya smoothly switches plans to getting to parking lot as fast as possible "Which floor and what section" he calls through to crystal "And Gilbert, get to the ship to see if you can access the cameras."
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #74 on: November 12, 2015, 03:13:47 pm »

"4th floor, parking", she answers the captain in a hushed tone.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #75 on: November 12, 2015, 03:24:22 pm »

Gilbert will casually look them up from the comfort of his hover-round while on route to the ship.

"Don't you have to wait for your kid, Butch?" He'll ask over the com, noting that butch left before he did.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #76 on: November 12, 2015, 03:27:42 pm »

"Shit... No, wait, Tubbs is with her. We catch the bounty, she gets her space monkey, and we're good." Butch rationalizes.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #77 on: November 13, 2015, 06:40:15 am »

Crystal and Cillian watch as the Chinese geezer and his escort get into a fancy luxury car and pull out.

Cyril meanwhile, goes up to a slick-looking black sports car and fidgets around the door a moment, before hopping in. A car alarm woots loudly only a second and shuts off.

At the moment, Cyril is ducked down under the steering wheel (likely hotwiring the car he just broke into).

Ethel and Jacob set up at the exit, while the rest of the team is leaving the crowded casino bar.

Gilbert finds nothing on the Chinese man, but the young lady is a registered 'escort' of Venus Vegas.

Arriving at the ship, moored at the pier, Gilbert notices something unusual.

The outside airlock leading into the ship is slightly ajar and jammed somehow. It won't close all the way and only opens five inches (way too narrow a gap for anyone to get through - let alone Gilbert) and won't budge any further beyond that...
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #78 on: November 13, 2015, 07:52:02 am »

"Okay, now's our chance."

Crystal pulls out her gun and intends to move closer to Cyril, that she might threaten him to stop moving and come with her lest she shoot.
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« Reply #79 on: November 13, 2015, 12:54:12 pm »

Crystal gets right up to the car window as the engine starts. She taps on the glass with her pistol to get Cyril's attention, and his face goes white when he sees the gun pointing at him.

The car doors lock.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #80 on: November 13, 2015, 01:07:39 pm »

Tasing gun at the ready, Ethel speaks into the comms, "What's the update? Need me to prepare anything?"
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #81 on: November 13, 2015, 01:33:28 pm »

Crystal tries to discreetly pulls out her combat knife and drop it to the floor.

"Slash the tires kid," she whispers into the comlink. She then takes steady aim through the window.

"Get out of there, there's no running here. I'm not going to hurt you unless you make me."
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #82 on: November 13, 2015, 01:56:40 pm »

Cillian decides having their tires slashed is probably less awful for the actual owner of the car than having it stolen. 
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« Reply #83 on: November 13, 2015, 02:55:36 pm »

Cillian sticks Crystal's knife in a tire - causing a loud hiss of air to come rushing out.

With the engine still running, Cyril cracks the window of the sports car just enough to ask, "You got to take me in alive, right?"
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #84 on: November 13, 2015, 03:00:14 pm »

"I happen to be exceptionally adept at keeping people alive through terrible trauma, so if you give me no choice but to shoot you, I will. Don't think you'll get away like that."

Then a moment's pause.


"But yes, I do. I don't want to have to hurt you, get out of the car slowly."

He's afraid. Is someone really trying to kill him?

Crystal's eyes dart around to make sure they're alone.

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« Reply #85 on: November 13, 2015, 04:16:51 pm »

If he's able to, Gilbert will attempt to access the ship's computer system to see if he can tell what's going on. After that, he'll attempt to use his Diagnostic Scanner in order to make sure nothing too sinister is afoot.

"Guys, I think someone broke into our ship", he'll whisper over the com while attempting to diagnose the ship.
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« Reply #86 on: November 13, 2015, 06:24:55 pm »

Cyril looks at Crystal, then at her gun. He growls in frustration and slams his hands on the steering wheel.

A moment later, he shrugs and opens the door to get out - as Butch and Montoya arrive on scene.

Nothing is happening on the street where Ethel and Jacob wait.

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At the ship, Gilbert is able to use his diagnostic scanner on the door to find that the vacuum seal control servo has burned out. From the analysis, he'd guess it failed just as the ship entered atmosphere when they landed. Their going in and out of the ship recently, caused it to jam the last time someone came out of it.

He is able to reroute the electrical circuitry to isolate the servo and the door unjams. While the outer airlock door can now be opened and closed normally, it will not hold air against the vacuum of space, until an hour's worth of repairs are done. The inner airlock door is fine however.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #87 on: November 13, 2015, 06:38:20 pm »

Crystal keeps the gun pressed tightly against his back and leads him towards Butch and Montoya.

"Who shot you?"
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #88 on: November 13, 2015, 07:02:06 pm »

"Bounty Hunters. Imagine that," Cyril replies a bit sarcastically.
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Re: Ghost In The Machine
« Reply #89 on: November 13, 2015, 07:31:13 pm »

"They still after you?"
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« Reply #90 on: November 13, 2015, 07:35:35 pm »

"Guys, ship is gonna need some repairs", Gilbert says over the com, looking over the ship.

"... Someone should get back here and protect me while I do them. It'll take about an hour."
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« Reply #91 on: November 13, 2015, 09:32:57 pm »

"Wen are the bounty, we will be there shortly!" Montoya happily says back to Gilbert, then turning back to crystal and Cyril "Right, let's get this guy handed in before any blaggards try to steal him away!" He pauses for a second becoming less serious "If the people who shot you are still coming after you, then you better tell us now so we can protect you, otherwise we aren't responcible for what happens."

He waves  the team onwards to indicate haste is required. He keeps an eye on staircases and elevator doors.
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« Reply #92 on: November 14, 2015, 09:12:52 am »

"They still after you?"

"Seeing as you haven't cashed me in just yet, I would have to say 'you're joking, right?'."

Cyril then gets an odd look on his face and reaches down to feel where he had been shot. He looks confused (most likely wondering why he can't feel his wound anymore).
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« Reply #93 on: November 14, 2015, 09:35:02 am »

It occurs to Cillian that Danger Sense might be useful.
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« Reply #94 on: November 14, 2015, 11:24:34 am »

Butch nods.
"Alright, looks like we got him. We need to head to the ship."

Then, into the comlink;
"Gil, start working. We'll be there in 5 minutes. We'll stop by the pet store to grab tubbs and Moonkit."
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« Reply #95 on: November 14, 2015, 11:29:24 am »

Crystal isn't likely to say anything (as that would give her away as a psychic). Just let him be happy with his miraculous recovery. Or let him think he was insane. Either one works, really.

To everyone else - "Hey guys, I don't want to go out in public with Cyril yet. If there are still people on his tail then there are still people who might fight me over him. Going to try and find somewhere secluded to wait it out until we can leave this place."
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« Reply #96 on: November 14, 2015, 12:00:30 pm »

Crystal isn't likely to say anything (as that would give her away as a psychic). Just let him be happy with his miraculous recovery. Or let him think he was insane. Either one works, really.

To everyone else - "Hey guys, I don't want to go out in public with Cyril yet. If there are still people on his tail then there are still people who might fight me over him. Going to try and find somewhere secluded to wait it out until we can leave this place."
"Ethel should stick with you. She's good at hiding and'll blast anyone who comes at you. Think you could find a place closer to the ship though? Don't want to have you guys attacked without everyone being able to rush back quick."
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« Reply #97 on: November 14, 2015, 12:02:25 pm »

"Ok, first we disguise Cyril and Ensure the coast is clear while the ship is fixed, then we head straight to the ship!" He looks at the others "Butch, mind running to the nearest men's store and grabbing some things to disguise him? While you're there you can send Moonkit back to the ship and bring us the monkey!"

He smiles, clearly assuming his plan is both clear to everyone and foolproof.
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« Reply #98 on: November 14, 2015, 12:04:12 pm »

Crystal shrugs.

"Sounds good to me. Except that we'll still have to wait an hour for Gilbert to fix the ship."
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« Reply #99 on: November 14, 2015, 12:10:48 pm »

Montoya quickly check up on the rules for landing scout ships in front of parking lots "Unless the ship comes to us..." Montoya mumbles.
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