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Infinity PbP - Sunz Never Rest

Discussion in 'RPG' started by Solodice, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Solodice

    Solodice Freshly Squeezed Troll

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    3rd Precinct

    Lan listens to what everyone has to say. She doesn't say anything in response but thanks you all for your time. With that you're free to go and if you want there's some left over noodles to take if wanted. Well almost everyone is free to go.

    As the team is about to bid their farewell to the precinct Agent Lan asks Eddie, and only him, to join her in an office. Eddie abides and inside he's greeted by two other faces.

    One is Commissioner Li and a man he's never seen before. The rank insignia on his uniform though marks him as a Pheasant.

    "Mr. Calverson, I'm Agent Son, the agent in charge of the Imperial Services' investigation team as part of the HSGP task force. We've gone over what your team has said along with Tai Ling's and Bo Ryan's statements. You are deeply integrated into this case from almost all aspects. For the Imperial Service and the local law enforcement of the island we ask that all credit goes to us for your findings. However, your agency and client can do as they please news wise. Actually, we suggest they get word of this out as soon as possible. Specifically before the championship race kicks off tomorrow." Agent Son says, "Before you say anything else remember that I can very easily draft up charges for the kidnapping of Bo Ryan for your whole team. No matter if you say taking him was for his own safety."

    Agent Lan nor Commissioner Li have much else to say.

    Gated Community

    Another bug down and more ninjaing commences.

    Saito finally gets a glimpse of the mysterious area. It's an office... a very fancy one at that. Saito catches the glimpse of a shadow from the corner of the room and he steps back. It's the Triad, with a drink in his hand, going to the desk. On the desk is another terminal. Also on the desk is a pistol.
     
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    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    "I don't have a problem with the Imperial Service getting the public credit for the bust," Eddie opens up. "I do still have a standing contractual request to identify the people behind the race-fixing, and I'm not sure they will accept a blanket answer of 'the Crescent Eagles Triad' for the purposes of that contract. So we may have to do a little more investigating to get actual names, not simply a family 'designated arrestee'. I will continue to provide information to Agent Lan as we develop it. I hope that isn't a problem?" Eddie is sounding very much like the hard-nosed undercover investigator he is, and very unlikely to take a 'no' for an answer.

    "I probably shouldn't have to tell you," Eddie says using a Chinese expression along the lines of 'teaching a fish to swim' along with a very large eye-roll, "but it would be good to check the contents of that safe, assuming that said contents are the HSGP regulation chips. If the chips are inside, checking the chips against each other and finding one that isn't the same that will prove the rig. However, I suspect that we will find the changed regulation program on Bo Ryan's computer, it may not have been loaded onto a regulation chip before we ... rescued him."
     
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    "Well at least im just the driver and leave the explanation of the bullet holes in that car to my boss." Konrad mentions with a blink to his other 2 teammates.
     
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  4. Solodice

    Solodice Freshly Squeezed Troll

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    3rd Precinct

    Agent Son rubs a corner of his mouth, "It will be an issue. This whole case now falls under the jurisdiction of the Imperial Service. We will not have foreigners interfering with it. As far as I'm concerned your job here on Sibai Island is done. I suggest you enjoy the sights, visit the beaches, or leave as soon as possible. If I catch you or any of your team still doing investigative work I will arrest you... or something worse." Agent Son then waves for Eddie to leave.

    Lan helps Eddie find the door quickly. She closes it behind her and escorts Eddie back to his team.

    "Sorry I couldn't answer your question about Chao earlier. His wife just filed a missing persons report about thirty minutes ago. Local authorities have looked at the Piranha Mart but he wasn't there. With the Red Vipers waiting for you there I think it's safe to assume the worst." Eddie can see his team near the front of the precinct now, "You also didn't hear this from me but I would keep looking at those guys your outside asset has gathered info from. Son hasn't received any of that info... clerical error one could say. Just do what you need to do quietly and quickly."
     
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    "Damn. Well, I feel that I owe Chao a favor, so I'm going to look for him on general principles. Besides, I did place some significant bets with him and would like to make sure I get my money back due to race fixing. It's only twenty thousand Skender or so. We will try to keep this as quiet as possible, Agent Lan-daren." Eddie sounds very determined, but also very tired. "Also, I'd really like to hear back about the regulation chips and/or a modified version on that computer we found, if at all possible."

    "Well, my team is waiting, so I'd like to thank you for your assistance in dealing with the Red Vipers chasing us. Fēi cháng gǎn xiè nǐ a! Jīn tiān nǐ bāng le wǒ yī gè máng." Eddie bows very deeply and formally.

    As Eddie walks quickly away from Agent Lan, he gets on the team's taclink.

    [ OK, we really need to keep the rest of our work on the down-low, Agent Son is not happy with outsiders poking their noses into what he sees as an Imperial Service matter, and will stomp on us if we get caught being obnoxious or violent. I think it's just him being territorial.

    [ Agent Lan is on our side, though, and wants us to keep looking at the leads we have from our local asset. But we need to do this quickly and quietly!

    [ Also, Mister Chao is officially a Missing Person, he was not at the Piranha Mart, not even dead. Because he is holding a lot of my money in a couple bets, I am reasonably justified in looking for him. So we're going to use that as our cover if we do get a little noisy. ]
     
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    As Eddie come closer to the car Konrad speaks out loud.
    "Hope you are as charming as ever boss, cause its time for you to talk to the rental sevice about a replacement car. Those bullet holes are not good for your image on that island."
     
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    "They will complain, but that's why corporate always pays for the insurance on it. Hopefully the replacement won't be getting returned with any holes in it!" Eddie sounds almost joking about it.

    "We also need to slug a bunch of data back home that our local asset has dug up, since we have an actual organizational name to use now."
     
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  8. Solodice

    Solodice Freshly Squeezed Troll

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    Piranha Market

    [The team's old SUV was impounded but a new one has been delivered by the rental company upon request.]

    It wasn't everyone's first choice but the team made there way back to the Piranha Market. If anything they could take a quick glance around.

    The night was late and the town was in a deep sleep. The Piranha Market didn't have any local cops or Imperial Service crawling around it. All there was was an crime scene seal on the front door and an AR message stating the building has been closed by the local authorities.

    Back tracking to the place where the team was ambushed sets off some deep seated paranoia but a deep look around the area shows it's devoid of any life. It was just the team, the street lights, and the dark sky above them.
     
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    "Right. Let's try to do this quietly. Get in, take a look around, see if there are any obvious signs of struggle or anything, get out. Park the SUV right at the door for a quick exit, I really don't care if the bikers know we're here. Need to check all the way into the back room."

    "Nathan, you're up for the electronics. Check the cameras, check the store's security systems, and anything else you can think of before we go in."
     
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    Saito backs away from the door and turns around to bug the hallway near the entrance to the house near by. Getting a bead of the camera to capture the doorway too.

    Stealth roll. Target 14. Roll is 1+14+15+13. Reroll the 15 using scout. New roll is 12. 4 successes.

    After placing the bug. Saito proceeds to head upstairs to see what's up there. Pausing to check at the bottom for what's up the stairs. He notices nothing untoward. Saito slowly makes his way up.
     
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    Impi nods at Eddie and brings up his HUD.
    "could swear I just did this a minute ago" he mutters under his breath. Despite the muttering (which he intended no one to hear, just blowing off tension) Impi begins running through his scripts for the cameras, building management logs and all the rest

    @Solodice need any rolls?
     
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    Piranha Market

    Impi sends the same access codes he uncovered at the Piranha Market no more than an hour ago. The cameras are still dead but he now has access to the video and building management logs.

    Scrubbing back through the footage of the day the Zulu hacker finds the moment the Red Vipers arrived. The time they arrived isn't interesting but the fact they were escorting a van to the market. The van drops off 3 armed Red Vipers at the front of the building as the bikers move to their hidden positions. The van then swings around to the rear of the building before the feeds cut out.

    The building management logs don't bring up anything suspicious.

    Gated Community

    Saito sneaks his way upstairs. Getting to the top landing he finds it's a mirror of the down stairs rooms. Only difference is there's hallways opposite of the rooms leading down towards the front of the house.

    As he's taking in the layout Saito can hear the Triad from his office shout, "Lao, Guygin, get the fuck up! This place needs to be scrubbed and bleached!"

    Saito's recorders go off as the two other house occupants awake.

    "What's up boss?" One of them yells back.

    "No fucking chatter! Clean up and scram." The Triad responds back.

    The house is now very active. The fat man is rushing to his office and starts to empty his desk and open his safe. The bodybuilder pulls out a lock box from under his bed. The Triad is out of his office and heading upstairs...
     
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    "OK, let's get in an out as fast as we can, but carrying all the guns openly. We've been attacked twice now, screw scaring the locals."

    "Nathan, kill the surveilance, if just for a few seconds so we can get into the store without being seen doing so. Then stay on overwatch in case the Triads or local police come back."

    "Chi Lin, stay in the vehicle unless we yell for you, just in case we need to leave in a hurry."

    "Aaliyah, you're with me."
     
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    "Boss, if i see some Police or Gangers i will leave if you are in that car or not." Konrad answers with a smile.
     
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    Momentum: 9, Heat: 3

    Piranha Market

    Eddie cuts through the crime scene seal on the front door without a care and easily picks the lock. Amyah backs him up as he moves through the storefront.

    They both come to the rear storeroom. It hasn't changed much save for for droplets of dried blood and a kicked over chair.

    @Section9 Give me a D0 Education then an D2 Analysis rolls. Use any momentum from the Education roll for the analysis roll.

    @stevenart74 Give me a D3 Medicine roll and a D2 Observation roll.

    @sonicReducer Give me a D2 Analysis roll. This isn't related to the store but the footage he found.

    Gated Community

    It was time for Saito to make a break for it. The house was now crawling with activity and his chances of being spotted had increased dramatically. Why the sudden activity was a question for when Saito was safe and clear.

    Going back downstairs was not going to happen with the Triad on his way up. He would have to get out of the house from the second story. Good thing there were enough windows to choose from to make his escape.

    He quietly shuffles to the nearest one. It was an old school analogue lock which Saito easily throws open and begins to clamber out. Now he just needed to make sure he didn't fall prematurely.

    D2 Athletics Roll (spending 1 momentum for an extra die): 15, 3, 18 (1 success)

    Instead of taking his time Saito rushes his escape. He loses his grip on the window's edge and plummets to the ground below. At least the fall was short-ish and ended on grass and dirt. It still hurts and knocks the wind out of him. It also meant he left the window open... hopefully no one would notice.

    [Saito takes 4 damage to his vigor and is winded. He can only make minor actions for the next 5 rounds.]

    Momentum: 8, Heat: 3
     
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    [ OK, Eddie's Education is only 9 total, but rolled 3 and 18 on the dice for one success. Good thing, since Eddie's Analysis is only 11. Rolled a 1,4,12 for Analysis, 2 successes (One EXP, no FOC, so I'm pretty sure that's just 2 successes). Observation would have been much better. ]
     
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    [D2 analysis
    I'm burning 1 momentum because I usually fail these rolls

    1st roll = 9
    2nd = 17

    So with the momentum 2 successes]


    Impi watches and rewatches the footage from the store, his eyes slowly narrowing. A single bead of sweat winds its way slowly down his forehead and hangs, quivering, from his eyebrow.
    "Nomad sense tingling" he thinks.
    "All those noodles I just ate aren't sitting so good" he thinks straight after.

    [Impi I'll note just in case has his assault pistol in easy reach and is covering Eddie and Amyaah as requested]
     
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    Solodice Freshly Squeezed Troll

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    Piranha Market

    @Section9 This wasn't the first time Eddie has looked over a crime scene. Working in vice it was a little more slap dash and on the spot compared to the more prestigious departments like homicide, cybercrimes, or robbery. It worked in his favor as he here as he started to piece together what went down in the backroom.

    1. The front door guards were no match for the 3 bikers that entered the store. They didn't force their way into the back. Seems they were let in. Chao was probably put in a hard place with them threatening his guards lives.

    2. The blood probably came from one of Chao's guards trying to get cute. It wasn't enough to indicate anything major. Most likely just a broken nose, busted lip, or a deep cut on the face.

    3. The kicked over chair was where Chao was. He refused to cooperate. The bikers then forced him off the chair.

    4. The bikers had no intentions of killing them. At least not here. This was a grab and bag.

    @sonicReducer Impi goes back through the footage. He already knew that the bikes weren't going to be traceable but the van was another story. Just before the video cuts out Impi gets a few frames of a partial plate on the van. He starts to run the plate and it comes back with a variety of options but one sticks out to him. A local group called Great Wall Communities. He's seen that name before but where? At that moment Impi links back up to the M&Q Community Service's branch server. There it was... the gated community that Saito had infiltrated was owned by them. They owned more all over the island.

    Gated Community

    Saito peeled himself up off the ground and slowly started to work his way towards the garage. He saw a side door from the backyard that lead to it... or at least that's what his geist was giving him on possible layout projections.

    As he makes his way over there he tosses his repeater in a flowerbed next to the house.

    [Repeater is back up, Impi. To the rest of the squad... the Triad has been spooked and is cleaning up. Physical and data based information is being taken or destroyed. I'm going to attempt to get a bug on the Triad's vehicle so we can keep an eye on him.]
     
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    "Impi, jump back into the Triad's computers, see what you can get out of there before they wipe everything!" Eddie's voice has a snap of Command to it.

    "Damn, Chao is most likely a hostage, not enough blood from anyone to call it murder. Minor struggle here, Chao is apparently not willing to let the bikers kill his guards while he hides in the back, so he went with the bikers." Eddie sounds rather impressed with Chao, and horribly grim about the bikers.

    [ Saito, stay safe, but keep your eyes open for an unwilling guest of the Triads. If you are positive you can free him yourself, do, but otherwise just slap a tracer someplace and let them go. We're about done here at the Piranha Market, can be rolling your direction in a couple minutes. ]

    "Oh, yeah, we also need to slug an update to Sunz." Eddie puts a short update together, with the Crescent Eagle Triad's name front and center, along with the apparent connection of the Red Vipers motorcycle gang. Adding that the Judiciary wanted this data about race fixing out in the news soonest but was most emphatically not happy about continued 'interference' from outsiders, he ends with a question as to whether Sunz/the Client want names of individuals. While the team is actually chasing down a related lead, Eddie is selling it to the locals as being determined to get his money back from a bookie that has gone missing, what with the bookie being his related lead.

    [ Before we bail out of here, does anything jump out at anyone? ]
     
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    [I'm assuming Eddie and Amyaah are still in the store?]

    [Roger that boss-man, I'll see what I can scrape off before they pull their gear offline.

    Take a quick look at this. I found some footage on the store cameras of a van pulling off, only partial view of the plate.

    (Impi uploads a still to the tac-net for the team to see).

    There is a plate that matches that section owned by some group called Great Wall Communities. They also own the gated community our friend is extricating himself from now. I'm guessing they own more over the island]

    @Solodice need anything from Impi to try grab more data from the Gated Community?
     
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