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Tabletop Room 6
Tabletop Nexus <TN>
GDMSkullrama has connected.
<OOC> Upton says, "Hey"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Ahoy"
<OOC> Upton says, "Want me to summon the others?"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Sure, if you'd like.... setting up the very beginning"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Not sure how I'm going to describe NPC actions without having to tack my name on the front with an emote or talking in OOC.."
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "or is that what 'voice on high' is?"
<OOC> Upton says, "Yep"
Mmm, I see. That works then
Jenny has connected.
<OOC> Treya says, "hullo"
<OOC> Upton says, "Just add in NPC says or the NPC + action"
<OOC> Upton says, "Hello"
<OOC> Upton says, "Also do you know how to log Skullrama?"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "No clue, actually"
Kaetii has connected.
<OOC> Kaetii says, "mew mew"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Lemme open up everyone's character sheets..."
<OOC> Keisho says, "hi hi skull skull and al al and jen jen"
<OOC> Treya says, "Just Jen is fine. >.>"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Kay... the start will be the hardest part... everyone is going to be in seperate places (though I'm gonna have you all in the same general 'place'), doin their own thing... Allright. Everyone ready to begin then?"
<OOC> Treya says, "Yeah, you can do their introductory scenes first, I'm playin WoW :3"
<OOC> Keisho says, "weee sure."
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Well, I was kinda planning on doin everyone at the same time, but I guess I could do it one on one... what do you guys want?"
<OOC> Treya says, "Doing it one at a time is ALOT easier on you."
<OOC> Keisho says, "I would think that all to gether is fine too... whatever is easiest on you."
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Well, yeah. But I've done people in seperate places before, so I just kinda figured I would..."
<OOC> Treya says, "Don't sweat it. ^^"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Eh, well, whichever"
<OOC> Keisho says, "your the DM. However you want to do it is fine with me :)"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Still haven't heard from Upton about being ready to start"
<OOC> Upton says, "Be ready in a couple"
<OOC> Treya says, "Well you can do Kei's intro XD"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "True enough."
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Ready then?"
<OOC> Upton says, "Ready"
<OOC> Keisho says, "ye"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "...Oh. I was talking to Keisho.. but... uh, well... OKay, Keisho first, Upton, then Treya. Everybody good with that?"
<OOC> Upton says, "Sure thing"
<OOC> Treya says, "Yup"
<OOC> Keisho says, "Im ok however you like :)"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Allright, time to start then"
Database checkpoint in progress - stand by...
Database checkpoint complete.
<OOC> Keisho says, "yess sir. :)"
<OOC> Keisho says, "or maam :)"
Keisho, we'll begin with you. You managed to stow away on a cargo ship, though you don't know what it's destination was. You're fairly certain you gave the people following you the slip. The ship comes to a stop with a jolt, moving a few of the boxes you were napping behind.
A slightly built young man, with short sandy brown hair worn, green and eyes. He wears dark pants boots and a white shirt with a rapier at his hip.
It's dark in the cargo hold, and not particularly warm.
Tozak is a tall thickly muscled orcish male. He has wicked scars covering his body, his face would be failry handsome if not for the jagged scar running form his brow to his jaw, resulting in his missing eye. He has armor stitched together from the hides of several different animals, and a huge double headed axe across his back.
Keisho listens to the sounds of the ship shivering.
The drivers power down, and the constant sound of the machines fade with them. It's quite.
Keisho moves to an opportune position near the bay doors and waits.
You hear footsteps and the sounds of workers grumbling to one another as they near the cargo hold. "Just another supply run to some run-down space station in the middle of nowhere. Story of my life." "Aww, don't complain', yer lucky to have a job with the economy how it's been." "Psshh, people like you've been sayin that since my grampa was young. No aspirations." "Shuttup, Jack, start haulin boxes."
The door opens./
Keisho waits till the workers are busy with something in a far part of the bay then slips out of the door and out onto the docks.
The workers' pocket lights illuminate parts of the hold as they grab up boxes... roll body for your stealth. Need any help with how that works?
<OOC> Keisho says, "yes what do I roll?"
<OOC> Upton says, "2d6 and you want low"
<OOC> Keisho says, "rolling under my body score?"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Yes, 2d6, you want to score at or under your body stat for this roll"
Keisho rolls 2d6 and gets 2 and 4.
<OOC> Keisho says, "mmm got to fix my thing I think"
<OOC> Keisho says, "should be totalling"
<OOC> Keisho says, "6 is the result though"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Let me know how you do that, I'd like my rolls to total as well"
<OOC> Keisho says, "ok post this in your window and hit return"
Upton rolls 2d4 and gets 4 and 2.
<OOC> Keisho says, "&roll.style me=full"
<OOC> Upton says, "Hmmmm."
<OOC> Keisho says, "and this &roll.default me=show"
Keisho rolls 10d20 and gets 14, 15, 10, 6, 11, 17, 20, 3, 7, and 2.
<OOC> Keisho says, "they changed it or something.... it used to total"
As you move through the doorway, your foot catches on a discarded tool, kicking it across the room with a muffled clanging sound, causing the workers to whirl towards you.
<OOC> Treya says, "Whatever, I think we can add 4 and 2. XD"
No entry for '+roll'.
--------------------------------+help for Roll--------------------------------
Usage: +roll #d#
In the case that you might need to roll dice, we have implemented a +roll command. If you wanted to roll 3 d10s, you'd type: +roll 3d10. The default for the command is to show the roll publicly. To change this, you can alter your personal default between public and quiet rolls by setting one of the following attributes on yourself:
As well, if you need to see what each die rolled, you may choose between the full and short roll styles. The default is short. The full will display what each die rolled, with the total at the end, while the short will just give a total.
<OOC> Keisho says, "true but for longer rolls that will be annoying. lol"
<OOC> Upton says, "Look like the changed something on the MUSH"
Keisho says, "Gah!" He exclaims and takes off running across the docks"
"What? Not another space rat! How do they keep getting on here?" "I dunno, maybe if you ficed the damn vents so they weren't big enough for kids to crawl through!" "Shuttup, jack!" The workers argue long enough for your to get a very unfair headstart
Keisho continues running and looks for a corridor to duck down.
The ship is fairly small, and your find yourself in the cockpit, with an opening to the rest of the docks, in fairly short order.
The tromping of the worker's boots can be heard behind you.
<OOC> Keisho says, "oh i thought I was going out the cargohold entrance to the docks lol ok."
Keisho Runs out the cockpit dorr to the rest of the docks.
The area is rather spartan, with a few other ships docked, and little activity. You are obviously on a space station, as the view of the cold void is quite clear through the airlocks. There are several exits, each labled as going to a different part of the station, but you have little time to read as the workers come running up to the exit.
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "of the ship that is."
Keisho head out on of the exits... the first to his right.
"Space rat! Someone get ahold of 'im so we can get him to his government!" One of them shouts.
The few people in the area don't much seem to care as you run past them, and none make an attempt to grab you or even slow you down. You soon leave the workers in the dust, and come to an elevator tube.
Keisho panics a bit and runs all the faster!
Keisho takes the elevator just to get off the deck that the workers were on just in case.
The elevator has several buttons, notably 'Commercial Area' and 'Dining deck'
It also has a small map of the station on one side, showing the route to other elevators which lead to other parts of the station
Keisho studies the map for a moment then goes on down to the commercial deck. Figureing to lose himself from the workers totally there in the crowd.
The map is labled 'Chrystan Space Station; X-1930'
Keisho says, "Where the hell am I.""
The elevator moves swiftly between floors, opening up to reveal a long hallway with buildings and rooms built into either side and a few booths scattered across the area. The crowd is sparse, but it does exist.
Keisho frowns and goes on to the dining deck.
The buildings seem to be, predictably enough, various shops, and few bars.
<OOC> Keisho says, "oh well bars... thats a different matter."
<OOC> Keisho says, "scratch going to the dining deck. lol"
Keisho wanders on out and down the street looking at things in the windows.
There are a wide variety of wares displayed. Clothes, weapons, tools, travel supplies and the like. A few have garish neon signs and smoking wafting out, obviously the bars. There don't seem to be any high-class bars on this level of the station.
A racous noise emanates from one such building, and two men stumble out of the entrance, swinging clumsily at eachother. They are obviously drunk.
Keisho steps back and lets the men fight.... when he has an opportunity he heads into the bar.
The jeering men barely seem to be able to keep their feet, let alone throw a punch, and you easily get by them. The air in the bar is choked with smoke, obscuring the allready dim lights. Some sort of game machine to the corner has a small group around it, as a younger man with shades and black hair yells at it for cheating.
As you move through the lounge area, you are soon confronted by a tall black man. Judging by his clothes, he's probably the tender, the place isn't big enough to have a bouncer. "Hey there, little guy, don't you think you're a little young to be hanging out in places like this?"
Keisho sighs. "I dunno probably. Don't have any money anyway... Sorry..." He slumps his shoulders and heads on back out of the bar.
"Hey, lay off the kid Barry. Ain't you never seen my nephew befo'?" A blonde lady sitting at the bar pipes up.
She doesn't seem drunk. Of a somewhat larger than medium figure, and wearing a leather jacket, she isn't the most attractive woman you've ever met, but you wouldn't call her ugly either.
Keisho gazes at the lady. "Umm didn't think you would be in here Auntie."
"You're nephew." Barry replies skeptically. "YEah, my nephew. What of it?"
<OOC> Upton says, "brb"
<OOC> Keisho says, "no worries."
She looks at you. "S'okay, kid, Barry'll leave you alone now, right?" She looks back up at him. "Listen, Carla, it doesn't really matter, I could lose my job if I let some..." "Ah, hushup and be a good boy, Barry." She slips something into his pocket... a credit slip. He stares at it for a minute, then looks back at you before finally shaking his head and going back to his job.
Carla pats the seat next to her. "Take a seat kid."
Keisho heads on over to the lady. "Thank you.. I was serious when I said Im not sure what I came in here for."
"Hah! Well, that's a new one. First time I came in here, I new 'zacly why. I needed to get plastered. Was a little older then you I think, but not much. Same rule applied, money talks an' all. Where ya from, kid?"
<OOC> Keisho says, "I didnt come up with a plannet name or anything. lol"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "That's okay, make something up if you'd like."
Keisho says, "Getting plastered couldnt make anything worse but I haven't any credits for that or even to get back home to Setren 4.""
She blinks at you. "Setren 4?" She whistles. "You've certainly come a long way to go back now... you'd have to get through three check stations to do it too... I'm not sure how you managed it goin this way."
Keisho says, "Check stations?"
"You don't know? Border points, kid. Different sectors of the galaxy got different rules, so they have to check ships to make sure they ain't breakin any. Illegal imm'gration is a pretty common one... how'd you get all this way without knowin' that, huh?" She looks at you
<OOC> Upton says, "back"
Keisho says, "I don't really know... I stowed away on a ship... I had to get away..." He lapses into silence."
She waves her hand. "I ain't gonna ask no more, it's none a my buisness anyway."
Keisho nods. "Thanks. Its nice to talk to someone friendly... I really don't know how I got here mostly She sips on her drink. "Gonna be awful hard gettin back without any money, kid. There's a few places around you might find a job... they don't ask many questions..." The sport on the TV is suddenly interuppted by a broadcast. "The child of a family on Station Zildebal has reported a missing child today. He is reportedly 17 years of age, with long blonde hair and green eyes. Also of note is the star-shaped birth mark under his right-eye. Any citizens seeing this child are asked to call Zildebal station immediatly. A reward of 3,000 credits is being offered by the family for information leading to the return of their child."
Carla looks at you. "Damn. Ain't no time for a job now kid..."
Keisho is a smallish boy of 17 years of age. He has long blonde hair that he wears in a pony tail and bright green eyes. A small silver star, is on his upper cheek beneath his right eye. He wears a pair of simple blue pants, white long sleeve shirt and a hooded cloak that he often uses to obscure his features.
Keisho Gasps. "Oh crap... I got to get out of here... where the hell is Zildebal station?"
Keisho pulls the hood of his cloak up over his head.
"They don't interrupt the Torque Ball tournament for a missing child report... there's more goin on. Zildebal is in the same orbit as here... Run kid. Hop on some ship again and don't look back. Barry'll be here lookin for you any minute, that five I slipped him ain't no 3,000."
Keisho says, "Thanks Karla!" He heads on back out of the bar and toward the docks."
The way back is the same as you came, but people seem a little more active then before. As you near the elevator, one of them does a double take looking at you, then starts running toward you. "Hey!" The elevator doors close before he can reach you... but people recognize you now.
The doors open. With a quick look around the docks, you can see that there is only one ship without people around it. The ship looks to be in better shape then the other ones in the dock as well... but the people in the dock seem to be taking notice of you.
Keisho says, "Crap crap crap crap. Heads to the docks in the elevator then looks for a ship... any old run down ship!"
Keisho begins heading for the other ship using pallets and boxes for cover best he can, then sneaks on board.
Unfortunately, unlike the last ship you snuck aboard, this ship doesn't seem to have a large ventilation system... or any way in besides the door. People start moving toward you.
Keisho heads on in with out hesitation...
The door isn't open. The palm console does not respond to your hand. You're becoming desperate.
The people are getting much closer by now.
Keisho gazes about looking for some sort of exit... of any sort.
The exits are all blocked by people now. Your only hope is the ship, which doesn't open. The palm console to the side seems to be for a bigger hand...
Keisho trys using both hands on the console.
Keisho rolls 2d6 and gets 2 and 2.
<OOC> Keisho says, "wee.."
As you push desperatly on the console with both hands, a burst of light emanates from your palm. The door to the ship slides open, and a pleasent female voice says, "Please enter, Keisho. And hurry."
Keisho blinks... how... "What the hell..." practicially leaps through the airlock then closes the door from the other side.
Database checkpoint in progress - stand by...
Database checkpoint complete.
The door closes by itself as soon as you are through. The voice, coming from the ship itself speaks, "Welcome, Keisho. I am Elsa, you will be safe here for now."
That's where we'll leave you for now.
Keisho says, "Thank... you."
<OOC> Keisho says, "kay kay :)"
<OOC> Keisho says, "your fun. lol"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Sorry to keep others waiting."
<OOC> Treya says, "For now is pretty accurate. XD"
<OOC> Upton says, "No problem"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Before I start the next one I gotta take care of something real quick... might take 20 minutes or so. Is that cool?"
<OOC> Upton says, "Sure thing"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Be back soonish then."
<OOC> Keisho says, "nod nod."
Treya has reconnected.
<OOC> Upton says, "WB"
<OOC> Keisho says, "welcome back treya"
<OOC> Treya says, "thx"
<OOC> Keisho says, "anytime :)"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Back, sorry for the wait"
<OOC> Upton says, "Its ok"
<OOC> Treya says, "wb"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Upton was up next, I believe."
<OOC> Upton says, "Yehaaa!"
Treya has partially disconnected.
Upton you have arrived on Space Station Chrystan, another stop on your journey. Unfortunately, as you are a fairly new traveler you rather underestimated the costs of interstellar journeying. You're broke.
<OOC> Keisho says, "wee. :)"
The station isn't particularly impressive as far as Space Stations go, but it isn't falling apart either. There's a viable commercial district, with moderate commerce, so there has to be a job somewhere.
Upton steps of the ship he arrives on shouldering his large duffel bag of gears and goes about looking for work muttering, "Maybe I should have stayed in Sol. I hear Europa is nice this time o' year.
Upton probably will have to go through customs and immigration and such.
Space stations are a regular port for many space farers and don't have such checks. Those functions are served by check stations on galactic border-lines and are fairly far apart. As you head to the elevator, your stopped by a man dressed in regular worker's overalls. "You seen a boy about ye tall, blonde hair, kind of a star-shaped mark under his eye?" "The little space rat snuck..." the other one begins, before he's elbowed in the ribs by the first one. "Shuttup, Jack."
Upton tips up his cowboy hat and says, "Nope, I can't say that I have. I just arrived on this here hunk o' metal.
"Allright, well, let us know if you see him, allright?" "Yeah right, we're outta luck. Face it, pal." "Why do you always have to be such a downer?" "Maybe because I'm always right." "Aw, shuttup Jack." the two shuffle off as they bicker.
<OOC> Keisho says, "always with the negative waves moriarity."
Upton shakes his head wonder what that was all about as he look for a directory to see if there is an employment office.
<OOC> Keisho says, "that only made sense if you seen the movie kellys heros. :)"
<OOC> Upton says, "I don't think I have."
All the elevators are equiped with a map. Unfortunately, this station appears to be too small to have such an office, you'll have to do things the old fashioned way... door to door. The commercial area seems to have most of the commerce, unsuprisingly. Worse comes to worse, you could also try the dining deck.
Upton decides to check out commerce first.
Upton takes the elevator down there.
The commerce area is a long portion of the station with buildings and rooms built into either side and a few booths scattered here and there. There are many stores and a few bars. A couple of the buildings claim to be repair or programming buisnesses, such as 'Pearson's Comp Repair'.
Upton looks for any help wanted signs.
<OOC> Upton says, "How broke is broke. Am I totally out or do I have a enough credits to grab some booze?"
There don't seem to be any signs at the time... you may have to go in and ask. You could squander your remaining credits on drink if you'd like, but you certainly don't have enough to get off the station.
Upton decides to get a drink and enters a bar, coincidently the same bar that Keisho fled out of not so long ago.
<OOC> Upton says, "Traveling's thirsty work and its trandtional for a wonmdering cowboy to blow the last of his cash at a bar before find work ;)"
A blonde, somewhat large woman walks out of the bar as you enter. The inside is filled with cigarette smoke, the dim lights providing just enough illumination to see. A younger man wearing shades with black hair kicks a game machine in the back for 'being impossible'
Upton sniffs the air as he pull out a pouch of tobacco and rolls a cigarette as he walks over to the bar and lights up with a ancient looking zippo.
"Can't believe you still got one of those." The barkeep, a tall black man states, leaning over the counter. "What can I get ya?"
You say, "Howdy. My grandpappy gave it to me and his before and his before ect. A shot of cheap whiskey if you got it."
Upton smokes his cigarette.
Upton sets his heavy duffle bag down and takes a seat at the bar.
The barkeep raises an eyebrow at you. "You sure you want the cheap stuff? I can tell you it isn't cheap because of our establishment's generosity."
You say, "Well until I find some work, I can't afford anything better."
Upton takes another draw of his cigarette and exhales.
He shrugs. "Your funeral. Gives the phrase 'what's your poison' a bit more meaning though..." He grabs a bottle from under the bar along with a shot glass and poors a shot. It smells harsh.
Database checkpoint in progress - stand by...
Database checkpoint complete.
Upton puts a couple of his remaining creds on the counter and takes a sip, "Say you won't happen to know if someone around hear wouldn't happen to be looking for a good techie, mechanic or even a cook?
He looks at you for a second before taking out a rag and wiping down the counter. "Well, there's usually some odd jobs around if you go lookin. Pearson is having a hard time with some of the newer models people send him, I hear, so you might try there. I hope you're not looking to make a fortune though, because that won't be happening on this station."
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You say, "A fortune, naw I could have don't that back on Terra. I am just out travel the stars, but ran out of creds. I'm just look to make enough to get on my way."
Upton after his tasting sip of the whiskey he down the rest of the shot.
<OOC> Upton says, "Er done"
"Well, good luck with that." He sweeps up the credits you placed on the table then looks at you. "If you want another, you're gonna have to pay in advance."
The whiskey is some of the most accrid stuff you've ever had. Less alcohol and more like acid. But it still isn't moonshine.
You say, "That's enough for me now. Thank you kindly fer the info."
Upton drops another couple of credits as a tip then hoists his gear up and heads out to this Pearson's place.
"Sure." He waves you away from the bar now that you're done paying and sweeps up the tip.
Pearson's Comp. Repair is located back the way you came, in a modest building. The door is closed, but there is an 'open' sign hanging on it.
Upton tries the door.
<OOC> Keisho says, "mmm good whiskey"
The door opens easily and leads into a small room with a couple chairs, a counter with a small space behind it and a door that obviously goes into the back. An older, somewhat reedy voice shouts "Be there in a minute!" from the back.
Upton waits a few moments.
Shortly, a man that appears to be somewhere around his 60s moves to the counter from the back, his short gray beard framing his face as he peers at you. "What did you need?"
You say, "Howdy, I heard tell that ya maybe be looking for some help?"
His face scrunches as he hears this. "ANd who told you that? Someone thinks old man Pearson can't handle the technology anymore, eh?" He rubs his beard.
Shaking his head he lifts the part of the counter leading to the other side. "Well, I might have something for you. Come on back and we'll have a look at what you can do."
Upton shrugs, "Just talk around a bar," then heads over, "Okay.
<OOC> Upton says, "Hmmm how does specializations work again?"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Frankly, I never use em. We can assume you're somewhat better in that field, I suppose, if I deem it neccesary."
<OOC> Upton says, "Ok."
Leading you into the back, he rummages through the papers and mechanical pieces all over his desk before pulling out a palm-assistant computer. "This one has one of those simple AIs... couldn't fit something that complex into somethin this small 5 years ago... unfortunately it developed a personality bug, and the thing won't quit running poker simulations and trying to persuade it's user to play a game... can't isolate the bad code for the life of me, it's all rather compressed."
He tosses it at you. "See what you can do."
Upton looks at it and fiddles with it to see what he can do(A computer(programming) check I assume)
It would help if you turned it on first.
Upton of course turns it on
The screen flicks into color as a voice emanates from the computer. "Greetings, can I interest you in a sporting game of poker?"
You say, "Nope."
"Are you sure?"
You say, "Yep and if you keep asking I'll use you as a hockey puck."
It sighs resingedly. "WHat exactly did you need then?"
You say, "Access to your programming please."
"Oh, that. Fine." The programming comes up, with a few simple diagnostic tools. Things begin to run a little slower as several poker simulations start running as background applications.
Upton starts tinkering with it to isolate the personality bug and to fix it(Roll the check I assume?)
Yes, go ahead and roll the check.
Upton rolls 2d6 and gets 3 and 6.
It'll be mind, and the roll will be -your computer skill
<OOC> Upton says, "On the dot."
<OOC> Upton says, "And I ma specilised in programming if that helps any."
<OOC> Keisho )
You run through the programming several times but can't seem to find the problem. On your fourth look over the code, you spot something out of place, almost skipping over it again. It's a minor glitch in the learning portion of the programming, a common problem area.
Upton tries to see if he can fix the glitch.(Roll again?)
Upton rolls 2d6 and gets 6 and 5.
<OOC> Upton says, "These dice hate me. 2 over."
You say, "Seem to be a bug in the learning code."
You tamper with the code a bit, but the compression throws you off. You don't think you fixed it... this is confirmed when the assistant starts pestering you about "Proper torque ball throwing technique. Would you like to practice? I can analayze your posture for discrepancies against star player Bil Madison..."
"Yeah, I'd figured that much. Compression through ya, didn't it? Try again if you like, I haven't gotten anywhere with it yet."
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Threw that is"
You say, "Well, I got it to stop talking about poker(can I try again)?"
Upton contiues to tinker with it.
<OOC> Keisho says, "a hammer can fix it GOOD!"
Upton rolls 2d6 and gets 6 and 6.
<OOC> Upton says, "Botch"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "The dice do hate you."
<OOC> Upton should have invested in that attribute that grants rerolls.
You mess with it some more, but you can't seem to figure out how the compression works. The programming window closes. "You MUST practice your Torqueball technique before you do anymore practicing today, sir. You won't get anywhere with those flabby arms! I'll prescribe you an excercise regimen that..." Pearson snatches the gadget and turns it off.
You say, "Well, that compression is difficult, but I am more of a hardware man anyways."
"Can't say I expected you to fix it. You DID manage to see what was wrong, but..." He shrugs. "Well, I might have an odd job here or there for ya, but I couldn't give you a position. What do you need the money for anyway?"
You say, "Well, first enough for grub and shelter then hopefully enough to get off this station."
He strokes his beard again. "Well, if that's what you're lookin for you don't neccesarily need a normal job if you're lucky... find a ship that needs some repairs, and the captain might agree to transport to their next stop instead of the regular fee. There's some food in that deal too, usually."
A buzzing comes from his phone. "Hold on, I got a call."
He picks it up.
He finishes and puts it down, turning back to you. "...I got a ship call. They need some programming help."
He shakes his head disbelievingly at this turn of events.
<OOC> Keisho says, "one ship one mechanic. I see provenance"
You say, "That is one mighty coincidence. You get a feller looking for work pop in and then there's a job to be had."
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Deus ex Machina? What Deus ex Machina?"
(New BB message (10/15) posted to 'Help Wanted: Characters' by Minnesota: Twin Cities Sees Dead People)
"Well... it's against my better judgement, but..." He scribbles down something and hands it to you. "Here's the info on the ship. I don't wanna hear any complaints from them, you hear?"
You say, "Yes sirrah. I'll get to work on its right away."
<OOC> Treya says, "brb"
Treya has disconnected.
Upton takes the papers and looks at it before heading out.
And that would be where we leave off with you.
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "And Treya disconnects right before I'm about to get to her. Oh well, I can wait"
<OOC> Upton says, "brb"
Treya has connected.
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Aloha, Treya. It is your turn. Come on dooooown!"
<OOC> Treya says, "k"
<OOC> Keisho )
<OOC> Keisho :)
Treya, you have docked on Chrystan Station for supplies. Elsa is starting to run a bit low on the essentials. It's not the best station, but goods are cheap here.
Treya shuts the unnecesaries down and stands with a stretch. "Open the hatch El."
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "By the by, no one told me how to log this, so I hope someone else is."
<OOC> Upton says, "I got you cover Skully"
"Hatch open. Have a good trip."
Treya says, "Mmhm. Seal the hatch after me, no one comes on but me...y'know the drill."
<OOC> Upton says, "Er covered"
<OOC> Upton says, "Are you using Simplemu?"
"Of course. Just as always."
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "yeah."
Treya nods and heads off ship.
<OOC> Upton says, "There's a couple logging option in the files menu."
<OOC> Keisho says, "yea under file but al usually logs I never do :)"
<OOC> Upton says, "IS there a way you can log stuff that has already happened?"
<OOC> Keisho says, "edit... select all... then copy and paste it in a notepad?"
The dock is rather spartan. A pair of workers strides by you, fighting with eachother. "I can't believe you let that space rat get away!" "Me? Why was it ME?" "Because YOU are always questioning me!" "Just... just shuttup, Jack."
<OOC> Upton says, "I know for zMUD there is, but I don't know if Simple mu has the same option"
Treya glances at them in mild interest but brushes past.
You allready downloaded a map of the station, and you know where the commercial district is. There are also a few bars there.
<OOC> Keisho says, "you can use zmud here too."
Treya says, "Hmm...what she doesn't know won't hurt her..."
Treya grins a bit and heads for a bar.
<OOC> Keisho says, "umm you have to highlight the window then copy it i guess"
<OOC> Upton says, "However I have this session covered."
<OOC> Keisho says, "this is the cheap bastards zmud lol"
Database checkpoint in progress - stand by...
Database checkpoint complete.
The bar is rather smokey. The lights are dim, but not so much that you can't see. A younger man in the back screams at a game machine that it's 'a stupid game anyway'.
Treya heads right for the bar, plunking down at a stool.
"What can I do for ya?" The bar tender, a tall black man, asks.
Treya taps the bar a bit considering. "Just a beer, nice if you got it."
"Not a problem." He pulls a mug from under the bar and fills it at the tap, sliding it over to you with the careful percision of an experianced bar-tender.
<OOC> Keisho says, "whatsa nice beer?"
<OOC> Treya says, "Hell if I know, I don't drink the stuff. XD"
Treya slides him a few credits and sips.
<OOC> Keisho says, "lol but you picked up the term somewhere. lol does it apply to beer?"
<OOC> Treya says, "I meant like...not shitty beer? >.> What's with the third degree?"
As you drink, a man sits next to you. "Well well. Treya. Fancy meeting you here." You know him. It's Karel, the man who took your eye."
<OOC> Keisho says, "oh thought it was a drinking term. and was curious :)"
Treya frowns. "What the hell do you want? I'm trying to have a drink."
<OOC> Treya says, "Nope...only drinking term I know is uh...drunk."
"Now now, don't be bitter. You can't hold it against me, that's what happens when you abandon our military... you knew the consequences."
Treya says, "Piss off Karel."
Treya goes back to her mug ignoring him.
"Hehe, same old Treya." He lights a cigarette. "You're just lucky I'm off duty today. Tender! Vodka, put it in some grapefruit juice, eh? And make sure it's not crappy."
"Sure, sure." The tender starts mixing Karel's order.
Treya downs the rest in a couple gulps and stands. "Thanks for the drink."
"Leaving allready?" Karel says. "I thought we could do some catching up."
Treya says, "The only thing I want you to catch from me is a bullet in the face Karel. Enjoy the vodka."
He looks you in the eye. "It's been a long time Treya. There aren't many women like you out there you know. We could put differences aside for a day."
Treya laughs at that. "And what? Reignite the old torch maybe?"
"Something like that." He raises an eyebrow.
Treya says, "Sorry, I just have a thing about dating guys who permanently maim me."
Treya waves over her shoulder as she steps out.
He turns back to his drink. "Bitch." He downs the small glass in one gulp and slams it back onto the counter. "Guess that's why I fell for her though. Hah!"
Treya makes her way to the commerce sector.
The commercial district isn't too hard to navigate, you can find your supplies easily enough if you'd like.
Unless you had something else in mind?
Treya just picks up the normal crap.
The supplies come in easily carriable compression canisters, about the size of a can off coffee grounds. They're loaded into a duffel bag for you, and you're ready to head back to your ship.
Treya slings the bag over her shoulder and begins walking.
The dock is in a bit more of an uproar then when you left, something about a 'star faced child' or somesuch.
Treya blinks and steps around the uproarious fellows, heading back to Elsa.
As you activate the palm console, Elsa's hatch opens for you. "Welcome back Treya."
Treya steps in sealing it behind her. "Thanks Els. We're gonna take off in the morning."
GDMSkullrama says, "Very well. By the way, you have a visitor." Stepping into the main room, you see a young boy with blonde hair. That's the cut off for Treya's introduction."
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Shall we continue with everyone? Upton will be thrown into the mix shortly. Or shall that be all for the night?"
<OOC> Keisho says, "Im game :) to continue for a while :)"
<OOC> Treya says, "You're the DM. I'm easy with whatever."
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "I'm cool with playing longer, it's just later where you people are, so I'm okay with anyone having something to do."
<OOC> Upton says, "I'm good at least for another hour or so."
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Get me that log before you sign off for the night, kay?"
<OOC> Upton says, "Sure thing"
Keisho blinks as Treya enters. "Uh hi..." He gazes down, the hood of his cloak obscuring his face.
Allright then. Treya, you see a young boy with blonde hair. Keisho, the ship that has been harboring you from the people looking for you let's someone else on, and a beautifal woman with auburn hair, missing an eye, steps into the room.
Treya blinks. "Elsa there's a someone else in my ship."
"That is correct."
Treya says, "...I assume you have a reason for letting him in?"
You paged GDMSkullrama with 'Let me know when you que me to ring the bell so to speak.'
"Yes. My programming appears to have been altered to give Keisho administrative access to all systems."
Keisho says, "I don't want to be any trouble... I didn't have anywhere else to go... Elsa is very nice... Whaaa?""
Treya frowns and glares. "You don't move. Who altered it Elsa?"
"Indeterminable. The programming core was not accessed through the console."
"Would you like to take a look at my programming?"
Treya says, "Yes please Elsa."
Keisho says, "I was just trying to hide from the people that were chasing me... I touched the hand key outside... there was a flash of light... then the door opened and she welcomed me in...""
<OOC> Keisho says, "lol your describe is tozak jen :)"
<OOC> Treya says, "Eh"
<OOC> Keisho says, "a function here btw is @describe me=description I put mine up for you. you can see it with a look skull"
The console screen lights up, and the programming diagnostic is loaded. You're more of a hardware kind of person, but even you can tell that there has been a severe alteration. It is not professional looking, in fact it looks very rough, but it is quite effective and pervades the entire system. It's unlikely you'll be able to repair it yourself.
<OOC> Upton also has a description up
<OOC> Treya is too apathetic to do so.
<OOC> GDMSkullrama Also.
Treya says, "Dammit all...and you? Why're you hiding?"
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Too apathetic that is."
"Shall I contact a proffesional repair service?"
Keisho says, "I don't know... they will send me back."
Treya says, "Yes, please do so Elsa. Send you back where?"
Keisho says, "I was in the bar... and this thing came on the vid about some kidnapped kid... me... from zephsomewhere... But Im not from there.""
Treya says, "A runaway?"
There is an audible beep as Elsa accesses the communication system.
Keisho says, "I don't know I spent a lot of time in a cell somewhere... Im just trying to get home... I had wierd dreams... Somehow I got out and stowed away on a ship... ended up here.""
GDMSkullrama pages: Give them a few more lines of dialouge, then show up.
Treya says, "There a reward for you?"
Keisho says, "No I Want to go home... I want to graduate and go to the academy... but one day I was on my way home and I woke up in a cell.""
Keisho frowns... then nods almost imperceptably.
Treya says, "How much?"
<OOC> Keisho says, "lol want to call them mulongs :)"
Upton at this time arrives and rings the bell, knocks or what ever.
Treya says, "Elsa let the repair guy in and tell him the problems."
Keisho says, "3000 credits... but its a lie, Ive never been where they claim my parents are... they want me me... back...""
Elsa pipes in. "Very well." The hatch opens, Upton.
<OOC> Treya says, "is 3000 alot?"
Upton walks in and says, "Howdy, I am hear on behalf of Mr. Pearson.
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "As far as bounties go, no. It's about a months wage for a regular 'workin person' though."
Treya says, "Mmhm. Just do what elsa says."
You say, ""
"Please follow the lights to the guest console, Mr. Upton." the voice of the ship speaks.
Treya says, "Well you're not worth the fuel to turn you in so I guess you lucked out kid."
Upton blinks, "Ah, a ship AI wonderful, and missy Upton's my first name.
Keisho says, "Thank you maam."
Keisho says, "I'm sorry... I just cant go back... I just want to go home. I will work if you want..." He pleads."
Upton wakes over to the console.
<OOC> Upton says, "Er walks"
Treya 's eye flicks up and down eyeing Keisho. "Good, you can help Elsa clean up. Mean time I just got back with groceries. Come have a bite." She looks up. "Elsa if the repair guy tries to mess with you you know what to do.
Keisho nods. "Thank you maam."
Upton is hauling around his huge duffel bag
Treya heads down a corridor in the ship to the kitchen.
Upton follows the light to the guest consle, "Now what seem to be the problem miss?
"Before you begin repairs, Mr. Upton, we shall discuss your fee. This is Treya's protocol."
Keisho follows Treya.
Keisho pushes down the hood of his cloak revealing his face. Attractive and young with a small silver star beneath his right eye.
"The problem is an unauthorized and unidentifiable patch to my program, granting Keisho administrative access to all systems." The guest console lights up and brings up the program diagnostic.
You immediatly notice a rough patch job throughout the entire system, Upton. It is very effective, if lacking in grace.
You say, "Well, I am only temp help for Mr. Pearson, in fact I was asking for a job just as the call came in so I don't know what his pricing are. Hmmmm, say you wouldn't happen to have an opening for a mechanic, techie and/or a cook abord cause you could pay me with transport of this stations and send a portions of what you normally give out back to Mr. Pearson as a thank you find me a job if its avalible."
Upton looks at the diagnosic, "Seems very odd.
"I will have to contact Treya."
Treya unpacks the cannisters and sticks them away in the cupboards.
<OOC> Upton says, "Should I roll to see if I make sense of it."
Keisho begins tohelp Treya unpack things.
Treya, the kitchen area beeps. "The repairman requests a special price arrangment, Treya."
Upton, go ahead and make that roll.
Treya says, "Oh? And what special price arrangement is that?"
"Transport off the spacestation. He also expresses a desire to work as cook, mechanic, or tech expert for the duration of his transport."
Treya says, "Find out where he wants to go."
Upton, the voice chimes in again. "What is your desired destination?"
You say, "Any where but here, preferably some place that has a good amount of economic viability for a man of my varied skills."
By the by, I gave the go ahead for that roll.
Upton rolls 2d6 and gets 4 and 4.
<OOC> Upton says, "1 under."
Treya, the kitchen beeps again, and Elsa says "The repairman has no particularly desired destination."
Upton, after examining the strange patch, you think you understand how it works. You couldn't duplicate it, but given some time you can remove it.
You say, "Well, I ain't seen nothing like this before, but I think I can fix it."
<OOC> Upton says, "Another roll?"
Treya heaves a sigh. "Well tell him I'm not looking to hire anyone on indefinitely, if he wants transport then he can pay for it or name a destination."
Upton, you have not been given access to the programming tools yet. "You must pay for your trip or define a destination," the ship says to you.
<OOC> Keisho says, "hee probably wants a large station (the equivelent of los angeles or new york) instead of a station thats the equivlent of mayberry. hee"
You say, "Well, I'm flat broke, which is why I was trying to get odd job from Mr. Pearson so, hmm, what places are on your schedule?"
"This ship's current destination is planet Geinaco, third planet in orbit of Jerus."
You say, "What's the economic situation there?"
Treya gets started on lunch.
Keisho says, "I don't know how to thank you maam."
Treya says, "Mmhm...thank me by getting off when we reach Geinaco."
GDMSkullrama says, "Geinaco is currently experiancing an influx of the standard technology. Until recently considered to be a backwater planet, the new government has authorized the standardization of planetwide industry. A variety of opportunities are currently open for those technically minded.""
Keisho says, "Yes maam."
You say, "Excellent, that would work."
Treya shoves a plate at him. "Eat, you look half starved."
Treya, Elsa pipes in again. "The repairman has agreed to transport to planet Geinaco."
Treya says, "Good. Keep him busy the whole trip. Taking care of all the little odds and ends that've been showing up."
Database checkpoint in progress - stand by...
Database checkpoint complete.
Keisho nods and begins to wolf down the food. "I haven't eaten hardly at all."
GDMSkullrama says, "Very well.""
Upton, you are given access to teh programming tools. "The price has been arranged. You may begin."
You say, "Plus a certain percentage of what you would normal pay out for the quality of job I would to to Mr. Pearson as a thank you for him sending me your way?"
Keisho quickly makes short work of the food on his plate obviously was quite famished.
Treya says, "...need more?"
"You may speak to Treya about that matter personally. Please begin."
You say, "Thank you."
Keisho nods... "If thats alright maam.
Upton gets cracking at it.
Treya nods and adds another helping.
<OOC> Upton rubs the dice in his hands, "Come on, be good
Upton rolls 2d6 and gets 3 and 2.
<OOC> Upton says, "4 under."
Keisho Eats again this time slower... finishing it. He wipes his mouth with his shirt sleeve. "Thank you very much."
Upton, you can succesfully make the repairs in a little under three hours of work.
<OOC> Treya says, "there I posted a desc"
Treya is strikingly attractive. Tall with deep auburn hair, her missing eye covered in a simple leather patch, the jagged scar beneath reaching almost to her cheek. She's got a curvaceous body, her limbs strong and wiry. She tends to dress in tight fitting dark colored clothing and always wears a long, black leather coat.
Elsa announces that she will put unnecesary systems on stand-by while repairs are made
Treya nods. "Take care of the dishes then." She makes her way back to the cockpit. "Elsa keep a bot on each of out guests, I don't want them unattended."
Keisho says, "Your very pretty maam."
Keisho says, "Alright.""
Keisho He picks up the plates and take them to the cleaning unit and wipes the table of the crumbs and mess.
A small cylindrical robot rolls into the room with your Keisho.
Upton works away and in three hours does another dignostic, "How's that Missy?
Keisho, the cleaning unit is currently on stand-by. You'll have to do the dishes by hand.
Three hours later, Elsa announces that all systems are back online. "Performing self-diagnostic. All programming meets with expectations."
Treya says, "Good. Seal the hatches and go into standby Elsa."
You say, "You know if I didn't know we were in space I would have though your program got scra,mbled by lighting and by mere coicidence it gave the next person to access the read things admin power, but that ain';t likely."
"Very well. Entering stand-by."
The majority of systems on the ship powerdown.
Upton looks for the captain.
Treya hangs her jacket by the main hatch and drops into the captains chair, tapping away at the console.
Treya is easy to find, the ship isn't tiny, but not terribly large either.
You say, "Howdy Captian, permission to come in?"
Treya says, "Granted, come in."
Keisho makes himself busy tidying things abou tthe ship.
Upton walks in, "I was able to fix the problem, as weird as it was. I'd also like to ask you something.
Treya says, "Ask away."
Treya doesn't look up, just keeps working on what she's working on.
Keisho, the ship is allready suprisingly tidy. You only manage to find a few small patches of dust, which would have likely been cleaned had the ship not been in stand-by for so long today.
Keisho Shrugs and wanders forward to the cockpit. "Your ships all clean maam."
Treya says, "Elsa tends to take care of herself. I got some laundry in my cabin."
You say, "Well, I don't really work for Mr. Pearson, I had just signed up a a temp worker to do odd jobs there until I can arrange passage off this station. Since I just did that with you in lue of payment, I would like you to send a portion of what you normally would have payed for the service I render to Mr. Pearson as a thank you for sending me your way. I am perfectly willing to offer my services abort ship for anything you want me to do until we reach your next destinations in compensation."
Keisho says, "Alright maam.""
Treya says, "So I'm paying a guy for sending a repair man turned moocher to me?"
Keisho leaves the cockpit and heads to Treya's cabin. "Elsa where does Treya keep her soiled clothing."
Treya 's soiled clothing is pretty much all over the cabin.
Keisho begins collecting the clothing, he blushes a bit as he gathers some bits of it. "Elsa where are the laundry facilities?"
<OOC> Treya says, "Elsa is in turned off mode remember? :P"
Elsa is in Stand-by mode, and does not respond to your query. However, Treya's clothes are rather easy to find as soon as you enter the cabin. In fact, they are hard not to find.
<OOC> Keisho says, "oh sorry :)"
You don't know where the laundry room is, but you find it after exploring around enough.
You say, "I am perfectly willing to work of what I ask for. I am an highly skilled mechanic, electron, computer programmer. In fact UI think I have some thing in my files that might help upgrade potions of your ship for better performance and efficancy."
Keisho collects the things in his arms and goes looking for the laundry unit.
Treya says, "All you're going to do in my ship is what Elsa tells you she needs done. Nothing more nothing less. I'll send fifty creds to your "employer" for the time spent on the phone call and for dealing with you."
You say, "Fair enough."
<OOC> GDMSkullrama says, "Allright everyone, I think I'll need to cut it off there for tonight, I have a bed to get to soonish."
<OOC> Treya says, "okie doke"