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Your name is Sean Clayton, aka Gunsmoke, aka Adjutant Tango. Last time, recovered the Lost Scrolls of Herculaneum, undertook a number of paranormal investigations, and finished planning your raid on a major S.T.A.R. Labs facility. All that remains, is the deed itself.

> Hello everyone, and welcome back to another issue of DC: Henchman Quest! As always, I’m AxisQM. Rules are simple but flexible: 20 minutes to vote / roll what I say, rolls count even if you (or I) mess up the modifier, crit successes override, write-ins usually welcome. If rolls / votes are slow to come in, I’ll adjust for it. Our new cover art is courtesy of an extremely cool anon, to whom I am eternally grateful.

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>>5116237

Tonight’s the night.

This isn’t exactly your first foray into organized criminal activity, but it’s definitely a watershed moment. And if everything goes according to plan, you’ll be another step towards giving Jack his eternal rest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXFJOhLCGIQ

The rest of your heist crew is assembled and ready for action.

Gremlin is full of nervous energy, twitching and constantly checking his equipment.

Cortez cracks jokes and speculates about what he’ll do with your money once this is done.

If Genghis has any internal turmoil, he’s not showing any of it, more concerned with scoping out the grounds with his sniper rifle.

Darius and Isaac are back at the base, on surveillance duty. Gremlin managed to cobble together a ring of disposable cameras focused on the major arteries in-and-out of the facility. If they scramble for some reason, you’ll know.

As for the bribery attempt, it went exactly as you hoped it would. Cortez got in contact with the guard in question, and the guy practically fell over himself to do as you asked. As it would turn out, having people with severe financial problems on your protection detail is a bad idea.

Who could’ve possibly guessed?

Getting inside the perimeter is a cakewalk. As requested, your man on the inside engineers a false alarm to move the majority of the guards away from their entrenched checkpoints.

Slipping through the bored, half-asleep skeleton crew left to staff the secure entrances is disgustingly easy. A hefty chunk of them are smoking, which serves to absolutely ruin their night-vision. So much for their “robust security presence.”

But the real prize is yet to come.

As it turns out, there’s a special access door that technically shouldn’t exist.

Most plebs are subjected to a rigorous security check for things like explosives, concealed weapons, contraband electronics, and all the other fun things that government spoilsports have tantrums about.

Can’t treat the VIPs like that when they stop by to see how their investments are flourishing though. In an attempt to appease their donors, they had this entrance built.

A mistake, to be sure. One that you’ll make them pay for.

Speaking of payment, you’re hauling a duffle bag stuffed with $100K in cash, the reward for your contact. Don’t like hauling that much cash around in the open, but there’s no chance in hell that you would ever pay an unknown element in advance.

It also hurts a bit to be handing away that much dough just for him to muck around with security prop open a door, but it still remains the best option.
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>>5116239

Right when you start getting antsy about the possibility of being left out in the cold, the door unlocks, revealing your contact.

You can immediately spot that he’s drenched in sweat. Must be really wound up about this.

“He’s nervous.” Genghis softy murmurs.

> “Good. It’d be more suspicious if he wasn’t.”

Now that the door’s open, you have a dilemma to deal with.

The guard.

More specifically, what to do with him.

Might be safer to just slot him and be done with it. Just in case he has a crisis of conscience or something. Plus, you’d be able to avoid having to pay him.

On the other hand, you’ve always prided yourself on staying true to your word. Unless he does something to jeopardize the job, you’ve got no reason to hurt him. Paranoia is only useful up to a point before it becomes self-destructive.

You decide to…

> Kill him. You aren’t in the habit of leaving loose ends.

> Let him go. A deal is a deal.

> Other?
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>>5116241
> Let him go. A deal is a deal.

Welcome back, by the way!
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>>5116241
> Let him go. A deal is a deal.
Besides we aren't changing up our MO because of stupid shit like paranoia.
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>>5116241
> Let him go. A deal is a deal.
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>>5116241
> Let him go. A deal is a deal.
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>>5116243
>>5116245
>>5116246
>>5116253

It's a bit early, but I'll go ahead and close the vote since everyone seems to be of one mind.

>>5116243
Feels good to be back, anon.
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>>5116241

> Let him go. A deal is a deal.
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>>5116237
Im honoured you used my edit Axis, maybe I'll do some more.

>>5116241
> Let him go. A deal is a deal.
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>>5116254

No, you aren’t going to kill him. Not unless he makes you.

You toss the duffle bag his way.

He barely manages to catch it, nearly knocked off-balance by the weight.

> “It’s all there. Feel free to count it.”

“I’ll do it later. You know, you sure picked the right night for whatever you’re here for. Most of the civilian staff went off-duty hours ago. Work hours end a lot earlier now, maybe because of the increased threat level. Mostly just the security guys on-site now.”

> “Good to know. Just find a safe place to hide and stay out of the way.”

He nods, hoists the bag of money over his shoulder, and hustles back to his assigned position outside.

The rest of the crew has mixed feelings about your decision.

“What if he goes to the cops, tries to rat us out?” Cortez asks.

“He won’t.” Genghis says, full of confidence.

> “What makes you so sure?” You question.

“Slipped a piece of paper in the with money. Has the address for his daughter’s college dorm. A subtle reminder that we mean business.”

Damn, Genghis really doesn’t pull his punches.

Now that the crew is inside, it’s time to divvy up the tasks. There’s a lot of ground to cover, and the longer you’re here, the more chances there are for things to go wrong.

You give each member of the team their assignments:

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Gremlin should…

> Head for a security checkpoint. Once the guards are taken care of, he should be able to tap into their automated security.

> Head for one of the labs. If he can break into a research terminal, he might be able to find information about their proprietary tech.

> Head for one of their server farms. Might be able to sift through some of their operations data for something juicy.

> Other?

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Genghis should….

> Escort Gremlin and provide backup for him. He’s not a pushover anymore, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

> Stick with you. Always feels good having someone covering your blindspots.

> Escort Cortez and provide overwatch. Last thing you need is for him to stumble across the one egghead still burning the midnight oil.

> Other?

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Cortez should…

> Break into the admin offices and rifle through their stuff. Never know what might come in handy.

> Break into the head of research’s office. Maybe he left something valuable lying around.

> Break into the on-site armory. Could be some useful ordinance inside.

> Other?

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You should…

> Search for critical infrastructure and rig it to blow. Never hurts to have a bargaining chip.

> Look for the high-security zone. Dollars to donuts, that’s where NEMESIS is being stored.

> Start sweeping the building and neutralize the guards. You’ll have to move fast, they have regular check-ins.

> Other?
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>>5116285
> Head for a security checkpoint. Once the guards are taken care of, he should be able to tap into their automated security.
> Escort Gremlin and provide backup for him. He’s not a pushover anymore, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
> Other? (Aid Sean in neutralizing guards)
> Start sweeping the building and neutralize the guards. You’ll have to move fast, they have regular check-ins.

Gotta get what we came here for first and foremost
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>>5116285
Always secure the area first.

Gremlin
> Head for a security checkpoint. Once the guards are taken care of, he should be able to tap into their automated security.
Genghis
> Escort Gremlin and provide backup for him. He’s not a pushover anymore, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Cortez
> Stick with you. Always feels good to have a helping hand and someone covering your blindspots.
Gunsmoke
> Start sweeping the building and neutralize the guards. You’ll have to move fast, they have regular check-ins.
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>>5116283
> Head for a security checkpoint. Once the guards are taken care of, he should be able to tap into their automated security.
With locks and turrets out of the way, it will make sneaking aeound easier.
> Escort Gremlin and provide backup for him. He’s not a pushover anymore, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Gremlin is goign to the most dangerous place, he needs backup
> Break into the head of research’s office. Maybe he left something valuable lying around.
Not only extra funds, but helps to cover up that we came here for Nemesis
>Help Cortez with the looting, prioritize any infornation that can help with the higher security area.
As much as I want to go to the big prize first, we should wait for Gremlin to do his magic first, and splitting the teams into pairs is for the best.
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>>5116291
Support.
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>>5116290
>>5116291
>>5116302

Alright, time for some rolling.

Let's start with Gremlin cracking their security.

Because you sent Genghis to watch his back, I'll go ahead and waive the roll to take out the guards.

Roll me some 1d100s+40

DC: 60 / 90 / 120
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Rolled 12 + 40 (1d100 + 40)

>>5116311
Just in time to roll
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Rolled 100 + 40 (1d100 + 40)

>>5116311
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>>5116318
NOBODY MOVE NOBAODY ROLE HOLY FUCKING SHIT
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>>5116318
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Rolled 76 + 40 (1d100 + 40)

>>5116311
nat 1 here we go
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Rolled 80 + 40 (1d100 + 40)

>>5116311
Rolling
>>5116318
Fucking hell, it's the 4th 100 I see today.
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>>5116316
>>5116318
>>5116322

That's a critical success!

Go ahead and give me some 2d100s+20.

Cortez's modifier is actually +35, but I'd prefer to do both rolls at once.

DC: 75 / 90
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>>5116318
I think they forgot to remove the uninstaller.exe from their entire security system
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Rolled 100, 60 + 20 = 180 (2d100 + 20)

>>5116326
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Rolled 11, 68 + 20 = 99 (2d100 + 20)

>>5116326
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Rolled 20, 66 + 20 = 106 (2d100 + 20)

>>5116326

>>5116330
bro what the fuck are these dice today?
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>>5116330
I'd like to convert to whatever diety you worship.
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>>5116330
holy fuck dude, that's twice in like a span of minutes who the fuck did you sacrifice
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>>5116330
holy shit what is this thread. that's a 1/10000 chance I think
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>>5116330
Everything by the numbers boys.
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>>5116330
>>5116331
>>5116332

That's ANOTHER critical success!

Because Gremlin absolutely dismantled their security, it's time for a special roll.

Roll me some 1d9s.

I need three unique numbers. So if two people roll a "4," I still need two more.

It'll make sense shortly.

So much for my notes.
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Rolled 5 (1d9)

>>5116341
This will be a 5
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Rolled 2 (1d9)

>>5116330
Looks like we are starting this thread well. Don't know if two 100s means we will be lucky or if we spent it all already.
>>5116341
Ok chief.
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Rolled 1 (1d9)

>>5116341
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>>5116343
Spooky.
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Rolled 9 (1d9)

>>5116341
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>>5116343
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>>5116348
Another max roll? From the same anon? What in the actual fuck?
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>>5116343
>>5116344
>>5116346

That's all I need, time for some writing.

Might take a while due to the various unanticipated crits.

Genuinely couldn't make this up if I tried.
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>>5116351
We're overly qualified. Love it. I hope there's a ton of loot for us.
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>>5116343
>>5116351
this HAS to count as a crit
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>>5116318
>>5116330
Jesus...

Also, Can someone tell me how to roll?
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Really giving our interns a good look into how a job is done professionally. If only they could actually see what's going on
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>>5116351
The Pantheon of Luck decided to bless this day, that's all.
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>>5116356
"dice+1d100" in the options field, minus the " " part. Just replace the 100 with whatever I ask to roll.
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>>5116356
dice+1d100 in the options field
Replace the 100 with the tipe of dice, and the 1 with the quantity as needed
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>>5116360
where was this when we want to learn greek
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What the actual fuck guys
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>>5116351
I'm so glad we rescued Gremlin this is gonna pay off so well
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>>5116362
Tyche doesn't want us to read her diary, so she sabotages our rolls for greek.
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>>5116360
>>5116361
Thanks
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>>5116351
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN120kCiVyQ
Guess who just got back today?
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>>5116318

>>5116330
GODDAMN.
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Rolled 25 (1d100)

>>5116371
test
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>>5116351

You and Cortez move out to start thinning out the herd of security forces.

Meanwhile, Gremlin heads for the nearest security booth with Genghis as his backup muscle.

As it would turn out, you underestimated your own abilities.

Didn’t even need to use magic to get it done, just good old-fashioned silent movement. With contemptuous ease, you knock out virtually all the security patrolling throughout the facility. Apart from the high-security areas, which you don’t have access to quite yet, the place is swept clean.

Cortez quietly whistles when he sees your work.

> Skill Improved! Light Step: +25 to stealth rolls.

“Good shit, Gunsmoke. You’ve come a long way from the leadfoot that tripped over my coffee table.”

You flip him off, and he is forced to stifle a chuckle.

Gremlin breaks radio silence to give you a status update.

“Gunsmoke? Just about done here, but I’ve got some very good news and some very bad news.”

> “Good news first, then.”

“Alright. To make a long story short, whoever configured the network defenses needs to be led out behind a shed and shot. Some idiot left his full admin account linked to one of the terminals in here. Managed to crack it open, and it’s a goldmine. I’ve got full access to it all! Climate controls, door locks, security systems, alarms, cameras, secure containment, everything connected to the network is mine!

Their dumbass sysadmin even has it linked to the high-security wing! I can get the doors open whenever we feel like it!”

> “That’s why I pay you the big bucks, Gremlin. Nice work.” You praise.

“Yeah, that’s where the bad news comes in. See, I figured that you’d appreciate it if I did a little recon and got you informed. Looks like we’ve got a problem. It’s hard to explain, just give me a second to think of something.”

You hear a storm of clicking.

“Got an idea. I’m watching you on the security cams, there should be a conference room just to your right. I can re-route the feed onto the projector in there. Hurry.”

You do as Gremlin asks and find the aforementioned room. Looks like he set up a live feed of the camera rotation.

At first, you don’t see what the big deal is. Then you pay closer attention.
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>>5116395

Fuck.

Looks like those rumors about the risk of JLA watchdogs had some merit to it after all.

Throughout the high-security zone, you can see a trio of heroes patrolling the corridors.

The first one is blonde and athletic. Looks to be a Wonder Woman wannabe or something, complete with matching lasso.

The second threat doesn’t seem too threatening. Female, green skin, slight frame. Looks kinda like Martian Manhunter.

The last one is a familiar face. The only question is, what the fuck is Batgirl doing here? And the rest of them for that matter?

You curse under your breath.

Calm down. The worst thing you can do is lose your head.

The next move should be to…

> Head for the high-security zone. This needs to be handled sooner rather than later.

> Start stealing everything not nailed down. Gremlin’s got their security in a stranglehold, there’s no harm in taking a detour. (Include targets / information of interest.)

> Call off the mission. This is getting too risky for your liking.

> Other?
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>>5116398
>If it's possible, use the climate control to slowly change the high sec air % from Oxygen to Helium. We can switch it back after they all pass out, then go in.
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>>5116398
>Ask Gremlin if he has any way to acess the files on the lab inventory, it might help. Otherwise keep an eye on the JTA.
>Go to the lab and steal anything tech you can find, send Cortez to the admin and find any sensitive info.
Better get the optional objectives, because when we fo for the main one, everything will go to shit.
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>>5116402
That is a genius idea, though another non-breathable gas would probably be easier to get than helium.
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>>5116402
This. Look into flooding the zone with N2O, helium, lowering the oxygen concentration in the airmix, anything. We might need some SCBA though to actually go in there and grab stuff. Get Gremlin to get detailed info on stuff in the high sec zone before we screw with the air, we want to get in and out ASAP with heroes. With the spare time,
> Start stealing everything not nailed down. Gremlin’s got their security in a stranglehold, there’s no harm in taking a detour. (Include targets / information of interest.)
Low security labs and their contents, databases, research logs, anything is for sale to the right people. (that broker fella?)
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>>5116404
>>5116402
I'll back this first though, and if Gremlin can check to see if there was supposed to be some regular security check in with them via radio or whatever, that would probably be best too.
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>>5116398
Miss martian used to have me bricked up as a kid
>other

Can Gremlin make some type of distraction?
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>>5116413
>+1
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>>5116398
> Start stealing everything not nailed down. Gremlin’s got their security in a stranglehold, there’s no harm in taking a detour.
Laptops, files, anything that looks valuable. Have a quick look at the labs too for anything useful.
Then this>>5116402
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>>5116398
I think the order of actions should be
>>5116414
>>5116422
>>5116413
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>>5116413
I'm not sure now that I think about it though. Are there any chemical inhalants that would affect a Green Martian in the way we are hoping, or do they just not breathe?
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>>5116432
We can always fill it with flammable gas, would take care of all of them fairly well.
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I'll leave the vote open for a little while longer.
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>>5116427
The moment we go for the main prize(s) is the moment we alert the heroes though. And when we do that, we gotta go fast.
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>>5116398
>Batgirl about to get rolled over by the exact same team as last time.

Axis, you are absolutely merciless.

> Start stealing everything not nailed down. Gremlin’s got their security in a stranglehold, there’s no harm in taking a detour. (Include targets / information of interest.)

Jokes aside, the gas idea would be good in most circumstances, but even if Martians do need air normally (I’m pretty sure they don’t though) they can shapeshift. If we take out two of her friends but she’s still up she’ll definitely activate some kind of alarm.
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>>5116438
Anon, we do not want to deliver the charred corpses of three young superheroines to the JLA. They‘ll literally have our head on a spike.
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>>5116443

It was the 5.
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>>5116443
We can also start slowly raising the heat. Not sure how close that is to fire as a weakness, but it would probably cause some form of weakness.
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>>5116445
Nobody knows if there's nobody left to know.
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>>5116443
2-1 odds with backup on the way is a lot better than 2-3. It's all about speed.

>>5116446
>tfw I might be the reason batgirl gets bullied again and I even managed to call the roll
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>>5116398
> Start stealing everything not nailed down. Gremlin’s got their security in a stranglehold, there’s no harm in taking a detour. (Include targets / information of interest.)
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Alright, I think I've got a handle on the general course of action.

Looks like you're sweeping the labs for intel and shinies.

Gremlin will do some digging from his terminal.

Cortez will go after the paperwork in the admin offices.

The gas idea seems to be pretty popular, I might hold a standalone vote for it.

Regardless, let's get the rolling done.

Roll me some 3d100s for the various looting attempts.

First roll is you, second is Gremlin, third is Cortez.

First DC: 75 / 100 / 125

Second DC: 85 / 130

Third DC: 70 / 90 / 110

I'll just add the individual modifiers afterwards to cut down on unnecessary rolling.

Yours is +50, Gremlin's modifier is +40 since it's still via the computer, Cortez's modifier is +25
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Rolled 68, 26, 25 = 119 (3d100)

>>5116458
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Rolled 28, 55, 56 = 139 (3d100)

>>5116458
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Rolled 11, 93, 45 = 149 (3d100)

>>5116458
Let's get looting. Time to start dedicating the rolls to Tyche again.
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Rolled 11, 48, 60 = 119 (3d100)

>>5116458
Here goes then.
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>>5116459

That's a success for you, a success for Gremlin, and a minor success for Cortez. Writing.
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Rolled 1, 29, 43 = 73 (3d100)

>>5116458
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>>5116465
Hoooo boy thanks for getting that critfail out of the way. Dice are fucking loaded this thread
>>5116458
what do you guys think should be this thread's theme? I propose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bamLz-zIAEg
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>The second threat doesn’t seem too threatening.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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>>5116475
I am truly a master wordsmith.
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More scared of MM just catching on and turning off the brains of all our group. IIRC we got mental protection magic, though whatever resistance we have is going up against one of the best in DC
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>>5116458

The JLA presence looms heavily at the back of your mind as you ransack a couple of the labs.

You snatch up everything that catches your eye.

You don’t take the time to read through any of it. If it looks important, it goes in the bag. Files, research notes, personal logs, that sort of thing. Nobody was lazy enough to leave their top-secret items just lying around, but somebody did manage to forget their laptop.

You load it with the rest, maybe Gremlin can take a look later.

Better get in contact with the others and see how they’re doing.

> “Everyone, sound off. Status report, what’ve you found?”

“This is Gremlin. Managed to snag a copy of some yet-to-be patented designs. Not sure what they’re for, but it looks like some kind of focusing array. Maybe for a laser? Not really my field.”

“Cortez here. The admin offices were mostly a bust, only managed to find some expansion plans for a facility in Metropolis. Bet you could fence it some real estate mogul, they’d be interested in this kind of thing.”

> “Good to hear. Thoughts on how to handle the JLA problem?”

Gremlin’s idea is simple but risky. He’s got control of the climate control and oxygen intake in the high-security zone.

The original intent was for it to serve as a fire suppressant system, but he can mess with the parameters and lower the oxygen quality to knock them out.

Upon further reflection, you cobble together a plan of your own. If Gremlin has control of local comms, maybe you can broadcast a message of some kind to the high-security zone? Remotely open an exit door and say some bullshit that Keystone City needs help or something.

Cortez has a different tack. Just lock down the rooms they’re currently patrolling in. That ought to keep them occupied while you grab NEMESIS and get out.

Lastly, Genghis thinks that the crew should bait one of them into a targeted ambush and make it a four-on-one.

> Have Gremlin mess with the climate controls and screw with the high-security area’s oxygen intake. You’ll have to move fast once the air quality reaches normal levels.

> Fake a major distress call to lure them out of the facility. It won’t be easy to pull off, but it could save you quite a few headaches.

> Bait one of them into a fight with the entire team. Strength in numbers will win the day.

> Lock down the rooms they’re located in. They won’t be an issue if you’ve got them securely contained.

> Other?
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>>5116484
> Have Gremlin mess with the climate controls and screw with the high-security area’s oxygen intake. You’ll have to move fast once the air quality reaches normal levels.
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>>5116484

That's all for tonight folks! Sorry to cut it a bit short, but Monday / Wednesday sessions might be a bit quicker than I like.

Next session is 5:00 on Wednesday, hopefully. Might be a little late. Vote'll close when the next session begins.

As always, I'll be hanging around a bit to answer questions, field complaints, etc. You know the drill.

Thanks for playing, I had a lot of fun tonight.
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>>5116484
>> Have Gremlin mess with the climate controls and screw with the high-security area’s oxygen intake. You’ll have to move fast once the air quality reaches normal levels.
Make sure to walk in just as Batgirl loses consciousness, make the last thing she sees before passing out us shootin' her finger guns.
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>>5116484
> Lock down the rooms they’re located in. They won’t be an issue if you’ve got them securely contained.
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>>5116484
>> Lock down the rooms they’re located in. They won’t be an issue if you’ve got them securely contained.
We all know how this will end. It won't stop them, but it may slow them. This was always going to be a smash and grab anyway.
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>>5116484
> Fake a major distress call to lure them out of the facility. It won’t be easy to pull off, but it could save you quite a few headaches.

Really, just don't want to mess with MM. Can't get her by lowering oxygen as she doesn't even have to breathe, and strength in numbers is useless as 2 of the sidekicks are bulletproof. Can't lock them down as MM can just phase through walls. And to top it all off, getting in a fight with them means that they'll most likely alert anyone that they're under attack, either through conventional means or through telepathy. And seeing as MM is here, it's most likely telepathy.
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>>5116484
> Have Gremlin mess with the climate controls and screw with the high-security area’s oxygen intake. You’ll have to move fast once the air quality reaches normal levels.

>>5116487
kek, this.
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>>5116484
> Bait one of them into a fight with the entire team. Strength in numbers will win the day.

> Have Gremlin mess with the climate controls and screw with the high-security area’s oxygen intake. You’ll have to move fast once the air quality reaches normal levels.

Can't we do both of these
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>>5116484
Okay, well, as it turns out, MM doesn't need to breathe. But her two weaknesses are fire and pressure. If we could lure her into a separate room and greatly increase the air pressure with in it, we could prevent her from using any of her powers, and reduce the air for the other two to knock them out.

Alternatively, we set an ambush with Gunsmoke, Cortez, and Genghis while Gremlin maintains tight control of the climate control system. Gremlin reduces O2, then right after catgirl and blondie passout, he floods the regular O2 rate back in and the rest attack MM with our incendiary(ies) or magical fire. Minus side to this is everything has to be timed nearly down to the second.
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>>5116484
> Fake a major distress call to lure them out of the facility. It won’t be easy to pull off, but it could save you quite a few headaches.
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>>5116501
Alright, I'll go with that. This is too awesome to pass up, let's do this shit.
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>>5116484
>> Fake a major distress call to lure them out of the facility. It won’t be easy to pull off, but it could save you quite a few headaches.
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>>5116496
Well I refuse to let Babs get a recording of our voice.

>>5116501
That's cool and all but do any of the characters know that?
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>>5116501
Thats actually rad
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>>5116501
Watch out for metagaming anon. I think is fine our plan about making everyone pass out and control the room temperature, but the MM weakness is something we don't know, or even have encounter with for the moment to connect the dots.

>>5116484
>Have Gremlin mess with the climate controls and screw with the high-security area’s oxygen intake. You’ll have to move fast once the air quality reaches normal levels.

>Fake a major distress call to lure them out of the facility. It won’t be easy to pull off, but it could save you quite a few headaches.

I think this is better. We start changing the room oxygen and when they're near going down we drop the alarm. Maybe MM won't notice the other two and will go flying to see what's going on in the outside. The heat and the lack of oxygen will fuck the WW knockoff and Babs when they try and run behind MM and if all goes well, giving us a small window to operarte, get in, take NEMESIS and go out from the high security room, so Jack starts taking out our guys one by one until MM comes back, see what happened to their partners and try to see what's going on.
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>>5116484
>> Have Gremlin mess with the climate controls and screw with the high-security area’s oxygen intake. You’ll have to move fast once the air quality reaches normal levels.
Cool quest, I haven't seen rolls this good in forever
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>>5116501

That's brutal. I love it. Supporting.
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>>5116501
Yeah, I dunno if we can justify that with in-character knowledge.
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Seeing as Wondergirl is there as well, how would superhuman stamina mesh with draining the oxygen from the room? Would Batgirl just be the first to pass out, leading them to sound the alarm and bust out? Because really, don't like our chances regarding 2 people who can fight Kryptonians.
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>>5116542
true. QM should clarify.
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>>5116526
Fair about the metagaming. He probably wouldn't know about pressure then. But if he knows about Martian Manhunter, he probably knows the guy doesn't like flames.

>>5112321
I was also looking back in the previous thread and saw
>There’s even some kind of field that blocks Jack from entering the grounds!
So we might want to consider popping mage sight to try to figure out whats causing the field and either taking or disabling it to help in our exfil.
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>>5116484
> Lock down the rooms they’re located in. They won’t be an issue if you’ve got them securely contained.
Rather not send them out of the facility and then lose track of where they are in case they decide to come back.
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>>5116549
You're right, maybe for his origin Wondergirl is going to resist more than Babs, but if they're patrolling different rooms instead of all going in the same, maybe we can target the room where Wondergirl is first, when she's going out then for Babs, and that leave us with MM

>>5116568
Well, if Martian Manhunter is a well-known figure then I think isn't crazy to make a connection with the flames

Also, like the idea of mage sight and see what's going on, but it might be a thing of NEMESIS or even Babs have something from Zatanna. If I remember correctly in one of the Epilogues of Batman he mentioned getting some help of her or something when he knew about Jonah.

>>5116583
This option is also a good one, but remember we have access to all the cameras thanks to Gremlin so he might keep an eye on them.

Also that make me wonder. What about locking them in the room and using the local comms to make them stay there. Maybe Gremlin have some voice-changer software, and we use it and our talking-no-jutsu bullshit Abilities into saying something like "Hey girls, the boss is somewhat paranoid for some reason so he wants to make some testing into the security of the doors, please wait while we check the locks and all."

A shitty excuse, but if we're scared into Babs having a voice recording of us that will me easily decifred by Batman we can make it so some of the guys Say what we tell him, but again, our bonus in bullshit our way might be cancelled
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>>5116551
>>5116542

I'll rule that guessing her weakness to fire makes sense because Martian Manhunter is a known quantity, and she resembles him.

The pressure weakness is a stretch though.
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>>5116598
Could easily just have Gremlin say he fucked up and pushed a button he shouldn't have, and that he's working on opening the doors. All technically the truth.
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>>5116634
Actually I like that

>>5116622
Nice, let's burn this bitch

And by burn her I mean of making her kind of uncomfortable by heat
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When did MM have a weakness to pressure anyway? Never heard of that.
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>>5116681
Maybe martians get mountain sickness easier due to mars atmosphere something something idk
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>>5116598
Taking out the other two before MM will likely alert her considering she's telepathic and all...
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>>5116703
Huh! Well... Maybe locking them in a room might be the best option... And when they ask why are we taking so long Gremlin can start to play with the oxygen and temperature, and say something like "there's a problem with the system I think, wait a moment".

I don't know, there's so much things to take in count, but what is sure is that we might get out with some scratch
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>>5116622
Not sure what sort of circuit they're on, but we could just... not do anything to them. Avoid them, and just walk in, grab everything while avoiding their circuit, and leave.

...Don't tell me it really could be that simple. Is it a circular corridor? As in they're walking in one singular direction in circles?
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Am I stupid or is #8 missing from the archive?
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>>5116733
QM skipped a number too late to go back
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>>5116730
I doubt they're all walking together in the same direction.

Please for the love of god tell me they aren't that dumb.
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>>5116761
Babs isn't, but wonder girl is naive and MM has varying levels of intelligence depending on the adaptation. If these 3 are comic titans then yes they are generally that dumb.
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>>5116730
>>5116761
>>5116767
God wouldn't it be great if they really were that dumb? just to continue the trend?
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>>5116773
>tfw the three superheroes you managed to get to come run security for you lab are just strolling around gossiping the entire time
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>>5116730
Honestly yeah, why not just wait for a bit and watch them with the cameras to see if they're on a set patrol route? If they are, we could just ninja that shit.
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>>5116773
>>5116730
Holy shit. We at least need to try.
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>>5116773
Actually support here. We already took care of the security staff in the building and control over the security system. Making a little survey to see what they're doing might be good.
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>>5116484
> Have Gremlin mess with the climate controls and screw with the high-security area’s oxygen intake. You’ll have to move fast once the air quality reaches normal levels

Knock em out, we can handle a single Martian with some fire magic.

>>5116773
Maybe, but we can rescue the MM girl to suddenly alert her team on the lack of any of the security's thoughts. We have a major boon, so we might aswell use it.
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>>5116484
> Lock down the rooms they’re located in. They won’t be an issue if you’ve got them securely contained.
Batgirl is going to be pissed.
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New player. Is there some type of summary here for what this version of the DCU is like?
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>>5117240
We don't have a clear clue of what version or universe is this Quest taking place (unless there was some clarification that I missed tho)

But something sure is that Killercroc for example it LOOKS LIKE he isn't a vicious psychopath killer, and just works around needs and instincts. And You can chat normally with him, unless he's hungry of course
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>>5116484
>>5116496
>Watch them on the cameras to see if they have a set patrol pattern, then try to sneak around them.

Switching my vote to this
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>>5117240
The Justice league is around, Justice League Dark seems to be around due to a line earlier where Batman was talking about a bunch of magic dudes he knew in the league up too and including Zatanna, Croc is humanish but we found him starving and eating people. Dick is currently Nightwing, Babs is currently Batgirl and we've been bullying her pretty hard all quest. We sunk Grundy into the ground, Bane and Penguin are currently fighting over who runs Gotham, the Court of Owls are doing shit and we killed one of their talons, also DeathStroke KGBeast and Prometheus are about as assassins who tried to kill us but fucked that up. Ms Martian and Wondergirl being with babs in trying to keep us from robbing S.T.A.R. labs blind suggests either a teen titans is around or a young justice group. we are friends with detective chimp and hawkman managed to cause our friend jack to be stuck in the shittiest form of immortality and simply wants to die. We have a spirit of vengeance whos NOT the Spectre, but the Spectre knows of us and is probably one really bad day from handing us our asses on a plate. That's roughly what we know. oh also the Egyptian god Set is a thing, we are currently his avatar of chaos in Gotham and other such places.
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>>5117793
oh i forgot to mention, we are armed in apoktolyptican gear, so we are running around in shit darkseids people make, so hes around and so are his morons and they seem fairly well known all things considered because it's not like his tech is completely unknown to those who know alien tech.
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went back and was reading through earlier threads but turns out batman does currently have a robin and it's Tim, so Damien isn't probably a thing yet.
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>>5117853
And I hope he never is. The little cunt.
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>>5117991
The ungrateful little shit
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>>5117853
who damien?
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>>5118051
Batman's biological kid with Talia al Ghul, also current robin in comics and an arrogant shithead of a child.
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>>5118086
damn. Lets hope damien's introduction is far far away.
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>>5118126
Well we aren't in the bat family so we could absolutely soccer kick him straight in his dumbass mouth.

So we either get the pleasure of him not existing or the pleasure of beating the small child like he deserves.

How often do you get to say you'd be doing the world a favor by punching a kid? Wild.
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>>5118190
You know the worst part? The worst art is the fact Damien never actually learns not to be a little arrogant shit no matter what happens. If something pisses him off he runs from it, like if Bruce actually attempts to parent he fucks right off to the league of shadows under his mom and grandpa, or he fucks off to the teen titans and does asshole atrocities and shit. Fucking Damien god damn.
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>>5118204
Kid needs to be locked in the basement. He wouldn't be so loathsome if he'd just stop being the least introspective douchebag he could possibly be.

I don't even understand how you can get your ass beat like he does and still think you're top dog. Brainlet I swear.
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>>5118213
He wasn't completely fuck awful back when dick was batman, man I kind of miss that actually.
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>>5118213
>>5118204
kek. you guys make the idea of actually killing him more useful to the universe.
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>>5118217
>inb4 we actually meet Talia, fuck, time passes and she tells that Damien is his biological child
>We cucked Batman

It's so stupid that it's funny, at least for me. Sorry
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>>5118298
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!

Big brain shit man. QM needs to consider and/or prepare for this circumstance.
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>>5118298
>Our genes producing that little shit
Better to a vasectomy, it's for the good of the mankind
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>>5118333
Fuck that, we as a group know better then to bang that chick for that reason.
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>>5118391

We do, but does Sean?

>former marine/military man
>Has massive anger problems
>First thing he does when he gets some money is buy brand new guns/ammo
>second thing he does is try to buy a new car (surprised it wasn't on credit).
>Attracted to a woman in a bat costume, literally a physical manifestation of batshit.

Odds are, he's gonna get a stripper pregnant at some point and somehow wind up paying alimony on his ill gotten gains because he misfiled paperwork in crayon.

If anything Talia would be the best case scenario since Ra's Al Ghoul would somewhat keep him in line.
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>>5118561
Talia wouldn't be interested in a jarhead like Sean. Honestly if anything Sean will accidentally shark up with a heroine for a one night stand, get a kid out of that, and proceed to have a mental breakdown when he realizes he accidentally'd a justice league member or some shit.
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>>5118561
The only difference is that Sean actually has a brain. He didn't eat the crayons he just licked them for the flavor. He knows better than to fuck the cheapo ladies.

But Talia is kind of goo goo for batmun. His chin is too strong. It draws the eugenicists like a moth to a flame.
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>>5118640
>We actually hook up with a heroine by accident
>Well, it was nothing so yeah, everyone is going to keep out of the way of the other
>Years goes by, Sean doesn't remember about that time he fucked that heroine
>Uh-oh! Looks like the New Teen Titans got in the plans of Gunsmoke and his mens on helping Black Mask with a little something
>One of the kids hit like a truck, he even got to ram you across a door and now there's a 1v1
>For some reason this kid is acting really pre-potent and mad as fuck
>Start asking if we even recognice ya
>The fight goes a little overboard until we drop a nasty kick in his face and the kids mask felt off
>Motherfu... This little bastard is our son
>He takes the opportunity we're amazed by this and starts to brutally hit ya
>Being done with this shit we actually dislocate his shoulder and he's just now in the floor
>He's actually crying for pain and impotence, starts ranting and telling us we're shit
>"You bastard. You ruined my childhood! You ruined my life by not being present!"
>"But... How did even ruined your life? I wasn't even present, you just said it, how i'm the one to blame"
>We're not even being a dick or anything. Sean literally doesn't understand why this kid is so mad at him
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>>5118666
With Sean's luck he'd land a blond bombshell at the bar and end up with a Super sized dilemma when he doesn't call the next day
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>>5118668
Jesus Christ
>magical kryptonian children
literally somehow even more bullshit then superman, a superman with magical bullshit.
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>>5118726
>Has their dad's penchant for alter egos
>Teen titans are all just Sean Jr and a mix of super speed and illusions
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One thing i want to say for those not in the know, but magic using is actually a genetic trait in the DC universe, and it's actually kind of a rare trait to begin with, it's partially why Set was pleasently surprised when he learned we could do magic, because it's kind of hard to find someone who does that that's not an atlantean out of any populace.
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>>5118737
>not even officially a hero
>he just showed up one day and started fighting crime and no one could stop him
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Rolled 54, 73 = 127 (2d100)

Alright, it looks like cranking up the heat and cutting off the air wins.

Let's see how it goes.

First roll is for Batgirl. (She gets a +15 to this)

Second roll is for Wonder Girl. (No modifier)

Miss Martian auto-succeeds by virtue of not needing to breathe.

DC: 70
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>>5118773
Batgirl fails by 1, you hate to see it.

Writing.
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>>5118775
Man she really is the eternal jobber of this timeline.

Still very not bueno.
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>>5118757
Wait, really? I didn't know that... Maybe we should have a little talk with mom and dad and investigate in our family tree
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Do y'all even realize that knocking someone out by choking them of oxygen wears off in a matter of seconds once they get oxygen back? We'd get about a minute at the very best before she's cognizant again.
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>>5118790
Well shit... That would have being useful like, yesterday, don't You think, ANON?
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>>5118790
Hey, the QM kind of accepted the plan by making the smart guy suggest it, so it's probably going to fly. The universe works on comic book logic anyway.
Still think it was kind of flawed though.
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>>5118790
more than enough to inmobilize her
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>>5118791
It wouldn't have mattered anyway with MM still being able to do whatever she wanted. The amount of time it takes to suck all the oxygen out of a room the other two would have been well aware that they were slowly suffocating. So they'd ask MM for help and she'd then be aware of the bad stuff going down.

>>5118799
I mean yeah it could work. But it's not like we're spreading knockout gas into the air. It was never going to keep them down for long.

Babs will be out of the fight at least making it a 2 on 2. As long as we don't fuck around when dealing with them. Wondergirl might even be winded from it too. It's not an awful plan it's just a really temporary one.
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>>5118773

You okay Gremlin’s idea, and settle in to observe how it goes. He patches you into a live feed so you can get a firsthand view of the action.

The results are disappointing, but that’s to be expected when dealing with hostile superheroes. If they were easy to put down, the JLA wouldn’t last the week.

Batgirl nearly manages to put on some kind of portable rebreather, but fumbles it at the absolute worst time and it lands out of her reach.

You almost feel a little bad watching her pass out.

“Yeah, choke on that, bitch!”

Unsurprisingly, she's not particularly popular with the rest of your crew. Looks like Gremlin is still nursing a bit of a grudge from the museum job.

The green one just looks confused, then alarmed when she notices what’s happening. She manages to locate and smash the main temperature and climate control substations, triggering an emergency reset of some kind.

At least now you know for sure that she's able to just phase through walls.

The Wonder Woman wannabe manages to hold her breath long enough to stay on her feet, and is still conscious when the air is restored.

To buy time, Gremlin tries to lock them in with the security doors.

It’s no good, whatever greenie did must’ve triggered a chain reaction of some kind. Had to have blown a transformer or something, because the high-sec zone switches to emergency power only.

Camera access is still functional, but that’s the only thing that has juice to spare. And unfortunately, it appears that the both of them are heading this way.

No time to panic, just keep the train running.

> “Cortez and Genghis, rendezvous near the entrance to the high-security zone. We’re going in. Gremlin, how are things on your end?”

“Not good. I need to stay and keep an eye on the alarm system. There should be dozens of them screaming right now, it’s going to take time to shut them all off. Fuck, I’m such an idiot!”

“Take it easy. It could’ve worked, just the luck of the draw.” Cortez says, pulling Gremlin from his self-inflicted fugue.

> “He’s right, now calm down. We’ll make it through this, just play to your strengths and keep your cool.”

You need to get in there and handle this, now. The clock just starting ticking.

Time to go loud.

The best course of action is to…

> Face them head-on with Cortez and Genghis. You can win a 3-on-2, no matter who they might be.

> Bluff that you’ve taken Batgirl hostage. It’s a total lie, but they don’t know that.

> Pretend that you’re by yourself and bait a chase. If you play it right, maybe they’ll both waste time chasing you.

> Have you and Genghis fight a delaying action and keep them busy while Cortez hunts for the NEMESIS project.

> Other?
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>>5118830
> Have you and Genghis fight a delaying action and keep them busy while Cortez hunts for the NEMESIS project.
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>>5118830
> Have you and Genghis fight a delaying action and keep them busy while Cortez hunts for the NEMESIS project.
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>>5118830
>> Pretend that you’re by yourself and bait a chase. If you play it right, maybe they’ll both waste time chasing you.
We just need them to grab the macguffin.
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>>5118830
>Pretend that you’re by yourself and bait a chase. If you play it right, maybe they’ll both waste time chasing you.
Men... After what happened with our evil copy when looking for the Scroll, I don't know if we can pull this one out and have a Tom and Jerry chase scene again.
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>>5118830
> Have you and Genghis fight a delaying action and keep them busy while Cortez hunts for the NEMESIS project.
Grab the thing and run, we will have to make due with the loot from the lower security area.
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>>5118830
>> Pretend that you’re by yourself and bait a chase. If you play it right, maybe they’ll both waste time chasing you.
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>>5118845
I'm just worried Cortez will take too long and come across Babs.
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>>5118830
> Have you and Genghis fight a delaying action and keep them busy while Cortez hunts for the NEMESIS project.

>>5118850
Did we bring any rope on the mission? He can always tie her up on the way, shouldn't take more than a minute. Also poor batgirl, when she wakes up the other two will be telling her about some guy in a trench coat called gunsmoke, kek.
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>>5118855
I'm worried about her waking up and kicking his ass, not him finding her lying ass up face down on a finely waxed laminated floor.

If he did find her unconscious he could just kill her. Well, Genghis would. Don't really know about Cortez.

But yeah Babs taking all the Ls every time Gunsmoke is around. She's gonna have PTSD when she sees a trenchcoat if this keeps up.
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>>5118835
>>5118839
>>5118845
>>5118855

Looks like playing rearguard wins.

What's your opening move then?

> Open fire with your MP5 and draw their attention while Genghis circles around for a cheap shot. Fair fights are for suckers.

> Hit them with a flashbang and get in close for some CQC. Let’s see what they’re made of.

> Goad the Wonder Woman wannabe into committing to an attack, then swat her down with the Claw. If she’s cocky enough, it could work.

> Cast a spell. (Specify)

> Other?
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>>5118875
> Open fire with your MP5 and draw their attention while Genghis circles around for a cheap shot. Fair fights are for suckers.
Submachinegun go brrr
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>>5118875
> Hit them with a flashbang and get in close for some CQC. Let’s see what they’re made of.
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>>5118875
>> Open fire with your MP5 and draw their attention while Genghis circles around for a cheap shot. Fair fights are for suckers.
Get her with the vulcan neck pinch.
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>>5118875
>Open fire with your MP5 and draw their attention while Genghis circles around for a cheap shot. Fair fights are for suckers.
fighting them like a trained team would. Not a bad plan
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>>5118875
> Open fire with your MP5 and draw their attention while Genghis circles around for a cheap shot. Fair fights are for suckers.
>Pop a flashbang too
I want to use magic, but I also don't want them to know that Gunsmoke can use magic
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>>5118875
> Open fire with your MP5 and draw their attention while Genghis circles around for a cheap shot. Fair fights are for suckers.

We arent gonna win anything protracted, just distract them and dip. worst case scenario, we break out of blackgate and can get with our bros again
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>>5118880
I mean, we could come with some shit like using one of our hand into the other, touch something and then using the firebolt. After all we have the Apokolipsis armor. First they might think we equiped something in us, and in case they take out the trench coat they might think "ah yeah, some modifications to the weird alien armor stuff"
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>>5118888
I thought we only went out with a basic vest and left the Apokolips gear
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>>5118875
>> Open fire with your MP5 and draw their attention while Genghis circles around for a cheap shot. Fair fights are for suckers.
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>>5118888
One problem, we're wearing normie gear.
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>>5118893
>>5118891
Pretty sure we're in intergang gear
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>>5118900

You're in normal gear.
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>>5118902
I thought we picked the inter gang gear because it was better than just a vest? Minus the alien armor.
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>>5118905
Yeah, it's still normie gear. It's not like you can't by the same stuff Intergang uses for their rank and file online or anything. It's just closer to military spec than civilian spec is all.
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Rolled 20, 85 + 15 = 120 (2d100 + 15)

>>5118876
>>5118878
>>5118879
>>5118880
>>5118881
>>5118892

Alright, roll me some 2d100s+10.
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Rolled 66, 82 + 10 = 158 (2d100 + 10)

>>5118912
How embarrassing it would be if we shot one of them and they actually just took it and went down.
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Rolled 27, 1 + 10 = 38 (2d100 + 10)

>>5118912
/dab/
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Rolled 96, 63 = 159 (2d100)

>>5118912
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>>5118921
>dabbing
You got what you fucking deserve you subhuman.
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>>5118921
>1
>dabbing
our hubris
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>>5118921
Choke and die
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>>5118921
The Dice Gods hate dabbing.
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>>5118916
>>5118921
>>5118922

That's a critical failure for Genghis. Would you like to use your re-roll?

> Y

> N

(Also, I fucked up my dice roll. It's supposed to be a -15, not a +15.)
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>>5118928
>> Y

For negative modifiers you must you +-x

Yes it is stupid.
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>>5118891
>>5118893
I'm sure we take the Interlag Apokolipsis light armor
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>>5118928
>Y
Critting failing against supers would suck.
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>>5118932
Nah man. Go to the previous thread and ctrl+f apok it's right there towards the bottom.
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>>5118928
Y
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>>5118932
We took the combat vest.
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>>5118932
Damn, didn't update

>>5118928
>Y
We might regret but still
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>>5118928
>>Y
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>>5118936
>>5118938
'aight, sorry

Then just make it looks like some gear we have down the trench coat and try si they don't get it off of us
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>>5118929
>>5118933
>>5118937
>>5118940
>>5118943

Figured as much, but I'm obligated to ask.

Go ahead and give me some more 2d100s+10.

Somebody better go find that anon with the loaded dice.
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Rolled 36, 53 + 10 = 99 (2d100 + 10)

>>5118946
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Rolled 86, 85 + 10 = 181 (2d100 + 10)

>>5118946
And now we get double whammied. All because anon dabbed. Dick.
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Rolled 94, 85 + 10 = 189 (2d100 + 10)

>>5118946
That would be me. Let's see if they still work.
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>>5118946
Never really rolled before in an actual quest
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Rolled 27, 52 + 10 = 89 (2d100 + 10)

>>5118946
Les go.
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Rolled 26, 89 = 115 (2d100)

>>5118946
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Rolled 71, 2 = 73 (2d100)

>>5118946
Tyche, please forgive the abon for dabbing.
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>>5118955
uhh
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>>5118953
>>5118952
>>5118950

That's a success on both fronts, writing.

>>5118953

Can confirm, they still work.
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>>5118953
Hey anon, where can I go to get myself dice like yours?
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>>5118968
Church.
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>>5118968
As I said before, practice animal sacrifices and do your five daily prayers to the dice gods. And Tyche too, I guess.
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>>5118972
based tyche worshipper anon.
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You meet with Cortez and Genghis right outside the entrance to the high-security zone and call a quick huddle.

> “Here’s the plan. Genghis and I will play hardball and keep them occupied. Cortez, your job is to find the NEMESIS project. I’ve got no clue where it might be, but we’ll buy as much time as we can. If we don’t report back in, just get out of here with the target. We’ll figure something out.”

You double-check your MP5 one last time.

> “And If you see Batgirl, secure her. She might be faking it though, so kick her or something to make sure.”

“Got it. See you on the other side, Gunsmoke.”

> “I’ll buy the first round. Gremlin?”

“Door’s unlocked, whenever you’re ready. The room looks kinda like a waiting area with a lot more security. Might be where they do additional security checks before allowing access deeper into the facility. Then again…”

> “Focus.”

“Sorry. They seem to be arguing about something, but I can't tell what it's about. You’ll have the jump on them if you go now.”

> “Alright then. Lock and load boys, it’s time to earn your paychecks.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn8CxizsFVQ

You bash the door open and lead the charge inside, driving the two heroines back with a focused spray from your MP5.

Blondie manages to deflect a couple of your shots, but the sheer volley of fire keeps her pinned.

Just in case the green one has any clever ideas, you make sure to suppress her too. It looks like she’s trying to focus on something, but you keep interrupting her.

You're not doing much damage, but that's alright.

Genghis, spotting an opportunity, starts to circle into their blindspots. Meanwhile, Cortez bolts deeper into the facility.

When you pause to reload, the knockoff WW makes her move, springing over an overturned table with effortless grace, lasso in hand.

She tries to snare you with the aforementioned lasso, but only succeeds in pulling the MP5 out of your hands.

You reply by drawing your .44 and fanning the hammer her way, managing to clip her.

At the same time, Genghis gets into position to pounce.

When blondie falls back, he manages to shank her a couple times in the back with his tanto and retreats before she can retaliate.

While they’re distracted, you recover your MP5 and finish reloading.

The other one gets a couple throwing knives in the extremities. In response, her arm extends like a rubber band and tries to grab Genghis. She gets uncomfortably close, but is repulsed when you focus fire onto her stretched-out arm.

So far, this is going alright. As long as you keep them on the back foot, you’ll be fine.

Next you….

> See if you can wrestle that lasso out of the JLA cheerleader’s hands. Never hurts if you can deny the enemy a ranged option.

> Just keep harassing them with your MP5. Seems to be working just fine so far.

> Try to plant a thermite grenade on the green one. If she’s anything like Martian Manhunter, she’s going to have an awful time.

> Cast a spell. (Specify.)

> Other?
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>>5118988
>> Try to plant a thermite grenade on the green one. If she’s anything like Martian Manhunter, she’s going to have an awful time.

> Cast a spell. (Firebolt)
in case the thermite grenade duds out because we NEED her down or shes gonna mindrape everyone and we will end up at blackgate. wondergirl will go down with enough bullets, ms martian is actually worth blowing our magic secret on.
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>>5118988
> Just keep harassing them with your MP5. Seems to be working just fine so far.
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>>5118988
>> Try to plant a thermite grenade on the green one. If she’s anything like Martian Manhunter, she’s going to have an awful time.
Exploit weaknesses. Removing one from the fight even temporarily gives us time to deal with the other. And guns work a lot better on the chick that can't become a faux ghost.
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>>5118988
> Try to plant a thermite grenade on the green one. If she’s anything like Martian Manhunter, she’s going to have an awful time.
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>>5118988
>> Try to plant a thermite grenade on the green one. If she’s anything like Martian Manhunter, she’s going to have an awful time.
If we cant reach her, then we should resort to throwing the grenade and shooting it near her.
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>>5118988
> Try to plant a thermite grenade on the green one. If she’s anything like Martian Manhunter, she’s going to have an awful time.
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>>5118988
> Try to plant a thermite grenade on the green one. If she’s anything like Martian Manhunter, she’s going to have an awful time.
>>5118972
>>5118977
Nice, more worshipper to the Lady Luck. Just don't forget to thank RNGesus and the Dice Gods as well.
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>>5118988
>Try to plant a thermite grenade on the green one. If she’s anything like Martian Manhunter, she’s going to have an awful time.
But still tell her to watch out. Those knives won't be much but still, don't want her to be cut un half when se tried to back her off from Genghis
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>>5119011
We*
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Rolled 71 + 35 (1d100 + 35)

>>5118997
>>5118999
>>5119002
>>5119005
>>5119007
>>5119010
>>5119011

Roll me some 1d100s+25
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Rolled 91 + 25 (1d100 + 25)

>>5119014
Fire indeed hot
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Rolled 98 + 25 (1d100 + 25)

>>5119014
come on please don't suck.
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Rolled 49 + 25 (1d100 + 25)

>>5119014
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Rolled 6 + 25 (1d100 + 25)

>>5119014

>>5119019
nice one
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Rolled 92 + 25 (1d100 + 25)

>>5119014
For Tyche!
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>>5119019
>>5119020
>>5119025
The gods have blessed us with good fortune!
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>>5119020
>>5119022
>>5119024

That's a success, writing.
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>>5119020
Looks like we are getting a crispy alien.
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>>5119019
>>5119020
>>5119022
and sean continues his long line of asskicking every poor sap in his way.
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Rolled 26 + 25 (1d100 + 25)

>>5119019
>>5119020
GODDAMN these dice.

>>5119014
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>>5119029
I think heroes just get a silent debuff around us. It seems like bad guys give us more trouble on the whole than good guys.
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>tfw the justice league is gonna be concerned because a random dude in a trenchcoat just knocked out a batbrat and fried MM's niece all on batman's watch on batman's city, also wondergirl got shot a lot.
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>>5119036
Isn't this actually on flash's turf while he was away?
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>>5119042
i think were still in gotham all things considered. i believe theres a S.T.A.R. labs facility there too.
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>>5119044

This is one of their big labs out in Keystone City.
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>>5119049
ah ok, so i was wrong, thanks Axis.
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>>5119044
I just gave a control-f on last thread, we are on Keystone City.
Which makes the fact we just ruined Barbara's day again even funnier. Nowhere is safe from Gunsmoke.
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>>5119049
Looks like some Speedster is going to be yelled at
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>>5119053
>is he stalking me?
>oh god please no
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>>5119027

Suddenly, you have a brainwave. She doesn’t need to breathe air and has green skin, just like Martian Manhunter. Perhaps they have similar weaknesses?

It might not be the strongest line of logic, but you’re up for just about anything at this stage. Time for an experiment. Staying far away and using a fire bolt is tempting, but you’d prefer to keep that particular ace in the hole for now.

Luckily, you have just the solution. In case of armored security doors, you packed a thermite grenade. You’ll have to get in close to properly attach it, but it’s a worthwhile risk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLG1ys2CGcI

Genghis keeps blondie busy while you make your approach.

The alien girl must either be deep in thought or cracking under the pressure, because you get into melee range before she notices you.

When she finally spots you, she materializes a couple extra sets of arms and tries to clock you with them. Her form is a bit sloppy, but it’s workable. 4 /10 for creativity.

A nifty trick. But yours is better.

After dodging a series of blows, you slip around her guard and surreptitiously plant the thermite grenade on her.

Because you’re not a total monster, you only clip it to her cape. It still won’t be pleasant, but it’s not like you’re going to immolate her or something.

That’s not your style. Plus, Martian Manhunter would probably eat your brain or something if they actually share some kind of connection.

Knowing your luck, they’re probably family or some shit.

To keep her from figuring out what you’re up to, you pull back a little, pretending that her flurry of blows has cowed you into pulling back.

She seems a bit pumped at this minor victory.

At least, until her cape lights up like a roman candle. Like a switch was flipped, any essence of composure she had evaporates as she screams and begins trying to put it out.

Yep, that’s another entry for the ever-increasing list of grudges. But that’s a concern for another time.

You decide to…

> Go for a double-team maneuver with Genghis. Team work makes the dream work. (Describe it if you’d like.)

> Bring out the Claw and charge the remaining heroine. Let’s see who has the better weapon.

> Use the alien girls panic as an opportunity to take her hostage. Might be able to force a standoff until Cortez finds the target.

> Cast a spell. (Specify)

> Other?


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(Need to get some food, vote is open until I return.)
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>>5119081
> Bring out the Claw and charge the remaining heroine. Let’s see who has the better weapon.
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>>5119081
>>5119085
Also i would like to add
> Cast a spell. (Drain Luck)
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>>5119081
>> Use the alien girls panic as an opportunity to take her hostage. Might be able to force a standoff until Cortez finds the target.
*obligatory "let's not blow things out of proportion" comment and accompanying grenade gambit*
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>>5119081
>> Go for a double-team maneuver with Genghis. Team work makes the dream work. (Describe it if you’d like.)
High-low, take some potshots at her legs while rushing in and Genghis can give her a nasty headache when she's distracted. Or we can if she turns to focus him. If she jumps she just makes herself a sitting duck and open to a fusillade.
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>>5119081
> Go for a double-team maneuver with Genghis. Team work makes the dream work. (Describe it if you’d like.)
Just start whittling her down with Genghis like we opened with. Have one keep her pinned while the other slips in and does damage.
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>>5119081
> Other?
we gonna keep shooting at wondergirl with surpression fire until we hear from cortez that he has the thing andn't get fucked over by batgirl.
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>>5119093
>+1
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>>5119081
> Go for a double-team maneuver with Genghis. Team work makes the dream work. (Describe it if you’d like.)
Leg sweep.
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>>5119093
+1
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>>5119092
I think we should start to make some Noir cop phrases for things like this

>Beat it, Greenie. The streets of Keystone aren't the same anymore
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>>5119110
I quite like the mysterious stranger vibe of never having anything to say but always being effective. Fits with the faceless archetype as well. It probably gets dull quick for other people though.
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>>5119081
> Go for a double-team maneuver with Genghis. Team work makes the dream work. (Describe it if you’d like.)
Take her whip. Actually fucking steal it. Steal all their shit when we're done and check it all for trackers.
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>>5119117
I support theft as well
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>>5119114
Now I have a little debate, like... We should stay with that silent but brutal vibes with only Gunsmoke? What about Adjutant Tango? I mean, we don't use it much, but whit the whole badass alien armor that regenerate itself in Black, the mask and the rifle I think it works well.

But yeah, we aren't like Flash or Spiderman to be joking around, if any we just say them to make people mad, so I think that what you say also suits well
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>>5119081
>> Bring out the Claw and charge the remaining heroine. Let’s see who has the better weapon.
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>>5119117
Is that even possible? Isn't it magical or something? I know next to nothing about Wonder Woman or her copycats.
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>>5119117
>>5119121
I mean, like... Surely the whip is something magical and could be traced back to us by the OG Wonder Woman. If any, I say we take it and leave it in some Hidden place for them to look out over the place, just dicking around
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>>5119114
thing is we aren't really quiet though, we do say one liners and cheesey noir shit, thats literally our schtick and what we did in other jobs, besides the whole being a professional and following a set of rules. no reason to change our M.O. unless they cross the bottom line first.
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>>5119126
Yeah for other personas I don't mind talking as much. Jonah is reasonably chatty. And as long as we have the armor on for AT it'll come out distorted so I'm not too worried about it. Just the image of the man in the trenchcoat and hat under a streetlight before disappearing into the night is way too fucking cool you know?
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>>5119135
I'm just giving my opinion is all. Not saying that's how we gotta operate.
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>>5119134
actually no the lasso isn't just LMAO trackable as far as i can tell, however trying to do shit with it is bad news and will literally piss off gods, so were best taking it and throwing away in a dumpster when we are back in gotham, or like giving it to set or some shit.
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>>5119134
As far as I recall it isn't traceable unless you put a tracker on/in it. Might be wrong though.
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>>5119139
>or like giving it to set or some shit.

>Oh hey is this one of those Greek gods' toy? Those posers wish they had half the history my pantheon did. I have just the idea of what to do with this.
He might get a kick out of it.
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>>5119136
Yeah I got you... But that shit can go all way South when instead of dissapear like in the air, we just crumble with all and clothes into a bunch of spiders and wander off.

>>5119139
>>5119141
Ok, but still I kinda don't like taking something like this
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>>5119144
>we just crumble with all and clothes into a bunch of spiders and wander off.
>[intense screaming]
That is nightmare fuel. And it's glorious.
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>>5119144
Nobody says we keep it for long, running off with the wonder lasso and babs utility belt and immediately dumping it somewhere is specifically to cause problems for them and to leave a message. Nobody actually wants to keep this stuff, it's specifically to inconvenience the heroes.
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Rolled 93 + 20 (1d100 + 20)

Alright, looks like a high-low double team with Genghis wins.

Roll me some 2d100s+10.

First is you, second is Genghis.
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Rolled 51, 50 + 10 = 111 (2d100 + 10)

>>5119151
Well fuck that's some shit, come on dice don't fail us now.
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Rolled 100 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>5119151
mmmmmmmmm
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Rolled 7, 67 + 10 = 84 (2d100 + 10)

>>5119151
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>>5119154
You forgot the second d100 anon.
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Rolled 2 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>5119154
Here's the second then
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Rolled 36, 33 + 10 = 79 (2d100 + 10)

>>5119154
>>5119157
It still counts right?
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>>5119154
>>5119158
High low indeed god damn. Whew
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>>5119154
>>5119158
Duality of man shit right there.
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>>5119160
8 mean he got the second one in before you so I hope it counts?
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>>5119158
Wew laddy nearly crit failed there.
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>>5119163
>>5119160

It does indeed count.

>>5119153
>>5119154
>>5119155
>>5119158

That's a critical success for you and a failure for Genghis.

It's getting a bit late for me anyways, so I'm just going to go burn my notes and think of what to do next. We'll pick back up on Friday at 5:00 PM EST.

As always, thanks for playing.
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>>5119164
Man... Tyche really put the fear of God in me when I saw that 2. She really like to play with us
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>>5119167
I guess you could say your plans went up in smoke
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>>5119168
Yeah, talk about a literal high-low double team.
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>>5119167
Thanks for everything Axis

Are we going to see in some near future more Character Epilogues like in the earlier thread? I really liked those desu, but don't feel pressured
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>>5119154
>>5119158
These fucking rolls, I swear to god.
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>>5119167
Thanks for the run axis you wonderful GM you.
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>>5119167
MAN WHAT GOIN ON RN
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>>5119168
She may be fickle, but that doesn't stop her from being the best girl.
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>>5119167
guess we just absolutely ventilated this gal's legs. Hope we can help Cortez look for the other objective and loot
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>>5119206
>made wondergirl a cripple with walking issues
>literally lit Ms Martian on fire because martians make clothes out of themselves
>babs may or may not have gotten shot or some shit by cortez
>flash is off taking a nap or some shit so he's gonna get ripped verbally apart at the next JL meeting for letting it happen on his turf.
>batman is probably losing his mind at this guy whos shown increasingly over time that he is very competent.
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>>5119217
My idea of what happened with the rolls is she dodged the shots, danced on Genghis and turned to face us only to get full body charged with an elbow to the jaw.

But being wheelchair bound for a few months is pretty good too. We all know the only comic injury that sticks is Babs'. Poor girl.
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>>5119218
Then our dumbass detective perosona writes a get well card at the linrary but a coworker spills coffe on it so she cant get prints
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>>5119218
That sounds like a regular success, but we crit on her and we're shooting and shit, so odds are we accidentally hit a vital. Now we wouldn't necessarily let her die, but she's gonna have issues.
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>>5119220
kek

>>5119223
Getting knocked completely unconscious in a single hit is a regular success? Damn bro you got beefy fucking arms.
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>>5119225
>not having arms the size of an elephant
Do you even metagene bro?
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>>5119226
Sorry I'm poor. Best I can do is six hundred push ups every single day to exercise.
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Maybe we should take off batgirl's mask, take pictures, and keep them on a sandboxed environment.

>>5119206
It would be funny to kneecap both her legs "by accident"
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>>5119298
>some cheeky assholes in the league's junior members start calling getting kneecapped "gunsmoked"
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>>5119298
>>5119305
We should keep custom print sticky notes we can stick onto people we defeat. things that say Kick Me or something.
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>>5119309
I think the Joker would sue us for copyright infringement or something over that.
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>>5119313
i mean he could try and we would shoot him in the face as soon as he shows up because the man doesn't follow the damn rules.
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>>5119342
Woah woah you don't shoot someone outside of a courthouse, anon. Or in one, either. Jeez. So uncivilized.
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I thought we were going to use Magic as a get out of jail free card, or pushing things to another level if we were getting cornered. I assumed it was the reason why we have 2-3 aliases, so that no one could connect the dots between John Thema, Gunsmoke, and Sean.

Besides, using magic on the B-Team just seems kind of meh, you know? We are good enough not to need it for now.

By the way, if we are going to go with us 4 as a standard work team, what should we call ourselves as a crew?
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>>5119489
I thought we had multiple names for funsies.

I think the last person we need to body into unconsciousness is the Martian.

A crew name sounds enticing. Depends on if we want to include our two apprentices. When it comes to fighting heroes, Sean is at least worth three juniors, or one mid level hero. That's honestly more than any goon.
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>>5119515
keeping useing different powers and skills with different personas is what allowed us to work as paranormal P.I in Gotham while Gunsmoke would be "smoked" on sight by the penguin or anyone after the bounty. Aside from operational freedom and other benefits of being able to throw off hunters by switch clothes, having hidden abilities as the personas are powerful aces in the hole to have. Though I must admit I might be guilty of being the type who ends games with an inventory full of potions and stat boosters because I might need them more later.
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>>5119489
Well, that wasn't quite the intention. We developed the different personas so that we could operate in different capacities without getting outed as a supervillain or as working for Jack while doing jobs where that'd be inconvenient for him or us (also by accident, in the case of Jonah). Creating a divide between the abilities we use while acting as each persona was mainly just a means of ensuring that none of them get linked together. Otherwise it'd be a bit suspicious if a magical, gun-toting, high-tech detective appeared in Gotham at almost the exact same time as a magical, gun-toting, high-tech supervillain.

>By the way, if we are going to go with us 4 as a standard work team, what should we call ourselves as a crew?

Rather then our four-person team, it'd probably just be better to decide on a term for our "company", or however we want to refer to the mercenary group thing we're forming. They are all currently being employed by us, even if it's only temporary for Cortez, Genghis and Gremlin (for now).
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>>5119856
we should ask Gremlin if he wants to go through the same training as Darius and Issac
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>>5119856
How about stealing it from real life? Executive Outcomes is an excellent name for our company.

>>5119167
Gremlin better have the camera recording downloaded. This show of a fight we've put up has been pure cash money.
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>>5120132
We could probably sell the footage for keks, or use it as study pieces for homework so we can study our techniques and improve. Oh and figure out flaws in heroes.
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>>5120143
>it gets bought by a supervillain league to try and pick up pointers on how heroes and their superior counterparts may fight
>tfw some guy figures out shooting at wonderwoman's upper body is useless because she, too, can deflect bullets with her bracers
The mooks will learn?
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>>5120132
We all have IR jammers. The cameras only see a blur, and it's probably better for OPSEC anyway if we don't ever release the footage.
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>>5120143
Would rather not sell the footage, or Batman is gonna be analyzing the shit out of our fighting style.
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Do you mind if I could play along? I've never done this before.
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>>5120286
no, you have to be an oldfag from the very first thread to participate, or else you will be instantly IP banned

jk just vote and roll when prompted. dice rolling is done like this. If QM asks for 5d100, or 5 rolls of a d100, type dice+5d100 in the options field of a post. if he asks for 1d100+30, type dice+1d100+30 in options.
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>>5120290
So do I have to make a character as well?
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>>5120292
most quests on this board, unless specified otherwise, collectively control the actions of a single character via voting. no character generation is required.
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>>5120293
Ah gotcha, thanks. I was thinking this was a character kind of shazam. Thank you.
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>>5120296
Hey men, now that you're new I think it could be a good idea to look to the Archive and see atleast the first part of the Quest yo have a rough idea of the Character until tomorrow when the session starts
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>>5120296
Prompts are green text
Example
> Shoot the guy
>run away
>write in
Choose one and if you choose write in, make something up

Also just lurk around. Thats what i did when I first got here. See how things are run.

And if you want to get some context, read the archive at the beggining of the thread
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Boys boys. Once we deal with wonder girl should we imediately grab a fire extinguisher and blast Martian Girl then KO her with her after giving her a slight nod?
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>>5120411
Probably be better to knock her out first. Just in case.

I think she'd get the message when she actually wakes up from it and isn't you know, incinerated.
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>>5120415
Hmm KO her and while she is fading out, say its alright then blast her with whatever is inside those things.
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>>5120411
>>5120415
Fuck no. If she's still on fire let her burn, she can put herself out. We shouldn't mess with her any more than needed.
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>>5120314
Oh you can also lurk for years.
Some of us get away with it
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>>5120417
What's inside of a fire extinguisher is a mix of rather harmful chemicals. Protip never breathe that shit in.

>>5120434
If she puts herself out then she's still an active player in the game. You want a pissed off and no longer on fire MM chasing us down? And I was under the impression we didn't kill supes just because of the extra attention that draws. Like maybe big MM himself coming to nab us.

It's actually pragmatic to knock her the fuck out while she's distracted. Chances are by the time we're done with Wondergirl that MM will be back in the fight though.
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>>5120445
When I first discovered this place I saw that in the very first /b/ thread I visited. Thank god I listened to it.
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>>5120434
Oh man if she somehow dies from the fire, we're permanently on the JLA shitlist. Better to knock her lights out while she's still panicking then put out the fire.
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>>5120446
What is the deal with Martians and fire anyway? I remember reading somewhere it was psychological, it doesn't actually harm them which means we don't have to worry about MM if that's the case.
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Since my working hours are at odds with the runtime of this quest, I'd like to make a few suggestions.

We should hold an After Action Report with eveyone on the mission and our two guys and, with a fine-tooth comb, go over everything we did right and wrong.

Things like lack of proper intel, how to engage with hostile superior enemy forces, proper exfiltration strategies, lack of mission critical resources, etc. I think it would go a long way to really hammer home what we expect not only of the main crew in the future but of what we expect out of our trainees.

We could probably get them some additional training from some ex-mil contacts we might have, or through any mercenary corp to help round out their education. Focus on small unit tactics in urban warfare, breach and clear, etc. Our hands are pretty full right now, with the aliases, working for Gentleman Ghost, Set, etc. I want our mooks to be more than mere muscle.

Finally, we should get some proper cashflow in some legit businesses going and contract the running/operating out. Like laundromats, gravel pits, waste management, real estate, etc. Just something to fall back on in case we need to lie low for a while.
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>>5120536
People can die of shock, you know? Hysteria induced heart attacks are a thing as well. The brain is fucking dumb for how smart it is.

As for how real the weakness actually is I think it depends on the writer. I think most of the time it's just presented as the mother of all freak-outs. Imagine shitting your pants involuntarily even when you don't have a fully packed sphincter, that's kinda what happens to them.

I'm pretty sure they can still burn to death, it may not be a de facto vulnerability but they still aren't immune to it.
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>>5119167

Your blood sings with the thrill of battle, and you have to resist the urge to match her with the Claw.

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

Battles aren’t won by individuals, no matter how strong, smart, or skilled they may be. True victory requires a cohesive force that multiplies each others strengths and covers each others weaknesses.

A real team becomes more than just the sum of its parts.

You signal Genghis that you’re about to draw her attention once more, and he does his best to fade from her view.

Greenie is still panicking and trying to put herself out, so that’s handled for now.

After loading a fresh mag into your MP5, you start laying down a base of fire while advancing on her position. Ideally, you’d manage to score a nasty, non-lethal hit that’d allow Genghis to really put some work in.

Unfortunately, it looks like she’s not dumb enough to fall for the same trick twice.

When Genghis goes in for another sneak attack, she dodges it and manages to get ahold of him.

With a mighty heave, she throws him across the room directly into a pillar. The only reason he doesn’t break anything is because he manages to cushion the blow at the last moment. He’ll be fine, once he has a moment to get his bearings. Still, that was a bridge too far.

She must not realize how hard she threw Genghis, or maybe she doesn’t care.

“Better give up now, if that’s the toughest you’ve got. Now drop the weapon, or I’ll put you through a wall like your loser pal.”

The concern and panic swirling in your gut are instantly replaced with an icy determination.

Maybe it’s her mocking tone. Maybe it’s the implication that you’re some kind of small-fry she can snap like a twig. Maybe it’s because she tossed Genghis like a ragdoll and treated it like a big joke.

Either way, the kid gloves are coming off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeqGuaAl6Ic

She wants a real fight? You’ll fucking give her one.

You charge her directly and keep firing until the MP5’s magazine goes dry. She’s taken aback by your boldness, and you manage to get several shots through her guard.

She panics and tries to lasso you again when you get close enough.

Exactly what you were hoping for.

You dodge out of the way and purposefully wind a hefty cord of it around your arm.

There’s an uncomfortable tingling, very reminiscent of the times when you messed with Lightning Bolt and fried yourself.

You power through it, willing yourself to focus instead on your opponent. This all part of the plan.

But something’s wrong. Something starts bubbling inside you; a festering inferno of hate.

Your already eroding self-control nears the tipping point. Even still, you refuse to let the blood rage cloud your mind, channeling it into a primal strength.

Whatever it is, it allows you match her physically and keep advancing. With each step, you get closer and closer to ending this.

Despite her desperate efforts, she can’t dislodge you.
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>>5121074

Soon after, the both of you stand nearly face-to-face, embroiled in a vicious tug-of-war. But then, your sudden burst of strength begins to ebb away, and she starts to slowly overwhelm you.

You can see the triumphant look in her eye. She thinks that she has this in the bag.

When it comes to brute strength, she has you outmatched, and she knows it.

But that’s the funny thing about raw power. If that’s all you’ve got, it’s just a crutch.

Time for a crash course in how real fighting is done.

With your free hand, you quickdraw your .44 Magnum and shoot her in the leg. When she stumbles, you take advantage of the sudden weakness and yank her forward, like a fisherman reeling in a particularly juicy trout.

Using her own momentum against her, you rear your head back and deliver a crushing headbutt. It nails her right in the sweet spot, just above the bridge of the nose.

Judging from the satisfying crunch, it sounds like you landed the bullseye. But that’s just an appetizer.

She lashes out with a blind haymaker, which you avoid with ease.

As a follow-up, you drive your knee into her stomach and cause her to double over. While she’s distracted, you move to finish this.

Even if you wanted to, you don’t really have the tools necessary to cause the damage necessary to kill her. Luckily, she’s given you exactly what you need.

Maintaining your grip on her lasso, you dodge her furious counterpunches, always staying just out of her grasp. In her haste to pursue you, she doesn’t notice that you’re winding the lasso around her.

She cotton one until it’s far too late and you have her hopelessly snarled up with her own lasso, before securing it with a tight knot.

Then, to add a little insult to injury, you lightly push her onto the ground.

She tumbles like a majestic and angry redwood. And despite her frantic wriggling, she can’t break loose from her self-inflicted bonds.

You can’t stop yourself from feeling a rush of pride.

This was borne of skill. Not from an obscure magical ritual or some piece of alien technology. Just your guns, your fists, and your mind.

> Skill Improved! - Walking Apokolips: +20 to combat rolls when using Apokoliptian weaponry, +15 to other weapons.

Now that’s she’s been dealt with, you look around for greenie. Looks like she must’ve fled or something, because you don’t spot her anywhere.

Your pondering is interrupted when Genghis starts to cough and slowly get back on his feet.

> “Genghis!” You rush over to see if he’s still mission capable.

“I am fine. The armor absorbed most of the impact, I just need to catch my breath.”

He hisses when you put some pressure on his ribs.

> “That’s what I thought.”

He ignores you and regards your handiwork with something akin to bemusement.

“One of these days, you’re going to bite off more than you can chew.”

> “Yeah, yeah. Remind me, who's the one getting peeled off the wall?”
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>>5121075

Your bickering is interrupted when Cortez reports in.

“I found it! Moving to rendezvous!”

> “Understood! Gremlin, how are things looking!?

“Not good. Looks like the perimeter guards managed to figure out that something’s wrong. I’ve blocked as many doors as I can to keep them busy, but it won’t take them long to get through! You need to get out of there!”

It’s a tough call. You might get a clean break if you escape now, but there’s plenty still left to steal. According to a nearby wall map, you’re right by the Robotics Lab and the Gene Therapy Lab.

You decide to…

> Get out while the getting’s good. You’ve got the mission target, time to go home.

> Take a detour and loot the Robotics Lab. Might be able to swipe some experimental tech.

> Take a detour and loot the Gene Therapy Lab. Might have live specimens or research data you can fence.

> Other?
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>>5121077
> Take a detour and loot the Robotics Lab. Might be able to swipe some experimental tech.
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>>5121077
>> Get out while the getting’s good. You’ve got the mission target, time to go home.
>With your magnum, shoot the ground one inch from Batgirl's knee.
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>>5121077
> Get out while the getting’s good. You’ve got the mission target, time to go home
We're here for a reason, just get it and go.
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>>5119173

Forgot to address this. I've got a few ideas, but nothing concrete as of now.

Still trying to get the Nightwing stuff done first.
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>>5121081
> On second thought switching to this
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>>5121077
> Take a detour and loot the Robotics Lab. Might be able to swipe some experimental tech
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>>5121077
> Get out while the getting’s good. You’ve got the mission target, time to go home.
Professionalism
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>>5121081
+1
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>>5121081
>>5121083
>>5121085
>>5121088

Looks like making your escape wins, writing.
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>>5121096

You make a snap decision. Part of you really wants to make a pitstop solely to rub this in Batgirl’s face, but it’s really not worth the risk of being captured.

> “Everyone, we’re getting out of here! Start getting ready to cut and run, Gremlin! We’ll swing around for you soon!”

You finish checking Genghis for any further injuries, which are thankfully nothing more serious than some heavy bruising.

Not long after, Cortez rounds the corner, lugging a high-tech secure container.

All three of you take off, heading back the way you came into the main labs. It’d be simpler if you could just slip out a side door or something, but there’s only one way in or out.

As you run, you do your best to examine Cortez’s cargo.

At first, you were a little worried that he might’ve grabbed the wrong thing by accident, but your fears are assuaged when you notice that its got “NEMESIS” stenciled on it in big bold letters. Subtle.

> “Any sign of Batgirl or the other one!?” You remember to ask.

“Nah!” Cortez manages to spit out, severely winded.

Guess now isn’t really the time for talking.

Before leaving, you all swing by the security checkpoint and pick up Gremlin, who has securely stowed all of his gear.

A quick glance through the external cameras shows that the guards are calling in reinforcements, but that there aren’t enough of them to cover every exit.

After heading for one such exit, the whole team rabbits through it and thankfully manages to avoid rushing into any guards.

Getting through the grounds is easy, as all the remaining guards are focused entirely on the main facilities.

It does takes a bit of doing to get the container over the security fence, but all of you make it with time to spare.

Once you’re past the threshold that keeps him out, Jack teleports everyone back to the safehouse.

In the aftermath of the job, you decide to…

> Invite everyone back to the mansion and hold a debriefing. With beer.

> Just call it a night and split up. The job’s done, there’s nothing else to talk about.

> Other?
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>>5121114
> Invite everyone back to the mansion and hold a debriefing. With beer.

what do you guys think about offering them training along with Darius and Issac?
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>>5121114
> Invite everyone back to the mansion and hold a debriefing. With beer.
Hanging with the boys.
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>>5121114
> Invite everyone back to the mansion and hold a debriefing. With beer.
After asking Jack because we're a courteous roommate after all :^)

I'm just going to assume that everyone has seen our face before and that we're not just chilling at home with our mask on.
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>>5121115
Gremlin would probably be the only one really for it, both Ghengis and Cortez are actually already teaching us / training buddies.
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>>5121120
Ah right forgot about that bit. Just Gremlin then. Maybe we can do a hell week if us as a crew becomes more of a thing.

>>5121114
Axis please please write more of those batman interludes, they've been great
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>>5121114
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynVn2n_BJLw
> Invite everyone back to the mansion and hold a debriefing. With beer.
After asking Jack of course.
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>>5121114
> Invite everyone back to the mansion and hold a debriefing. With beer.
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>>5121114
>Invite everyone back to the mansion and hold a debriefing. With beer.
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>>5121115
>>5121116
>>5121117
>>5121124
>>5121125
>>5121126

Calling it here and writing. Apologies if I'm a bit off my game tonight, had a long day.
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>>5121128
No problem.
Am studying for exams at the moment. Not everyone's night can be perfect.
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>>5121128

Before doing anything else, you pull Jack aside to get his permission to invite the crew over to drink and BS about the job. It is his house, and therefore his rules.

“Of course you can! The more the merrier, I always say! Any friend of yours, is one of mine.”

With Jack’s blessing, you pass the offer on to everyone else.

It feels nice to see that they all agree with barely any thought. Maybe it’s just the prospect of free food and beer, but it doesn’t feel like that.

It’s good to have people you can rely on again.

Jack transports everyone to the mansion, and you show them around.

To his credit, Jack manages to whip the place into shape in hardly no time at all. Even manages to dig out an old stereo and play some tunes on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN120kCiVyQ

In the entertainment center, Gremlin’s tinkering with a massive TV. Looks like he’s trying to patch something into it.

Meanwhile, Darius and Cortez are arguing in the lounge. Something about classic cars.

Cortez apparently has a thing for European ones. In contrast, Darius wouldn’t spit on anything that isn’t 100% Detroit steel.

Finally, Isaac is preoccupied trying to worm a couple martial arts tips out of Genghis, who does everything in his power to willfully misinterpret every question he’s asked.

It’s hard to read Genghis’ facial expressions, but you can tell that he’s having fun yanking Isaac’s chain a little.

And Jack is playing the part of the dutiful host, shepherding food and alcohol wherever it is needed most.

Man, you’re really gonna miss him.

You frown a little to yourself. None of those thoughts, not tonight.

This was a triumph, one that’s sure to solidify your reputation as a hitter that can go places and do things that others can’t.

After taking another sip of your beer, you decide to stop moping and just hang out with your guests. After all, it’d be rude to them and Jack if you invited them over and then just sat in the corner all night.

You head over to talk to…

(Choose 3, feel free to propose conversation topics if you’d like.)

> Cortez.

> Genghis.

> Gremlin.

> Jack.

> Darius.

> Isaac.
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>>5121157
> Gremlin.
> Darius.
> Isaac.
I'd suggest these three and talk about the training we discussed earlier in the thread
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>late to the quest
>we managed to get away with all three superheroines beaten, bruised and wondergirl tied up and shot
>in addition we got what we came for and some additional goodies
good job everyone, lets drink and laugh at the JLA being bad at their jobs because they lost to the equivalent of mook level strength and we didn't even need to pull out any of our trump cards.
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>>5121157
> Gremlin.
I want to see what he's doing with that TV.
> Darius.
> Isaac.
Give them a quick debriefing, quiz them on their thoughts and what lessons they've learned from tonight. Simple stuff before going back to drinking with the rest.
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>>5121157
>Jack
we did this FOR him, and hes cemented himself as one of the best bros ive ever seen on QST.
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>>5121162
>>5121166
Both of these sound good
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>>5121157
>Genghis.
>Gremlin.
>Jack.
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>>5121157
> Gremlin.
I'm curious
> Jack
Help him out, we technically also are the host since we live here. Also maybe have him talk a vit about his old heists, get everyone to see if anything changed over time.
> Genghis
Ask him if he ever fought someone that knows pankration, and offer to have a friendly match sometime. We got the best teacher, but still haven't got around to field test it.
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>>5121166
>+1
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>>5121166
>>5121162
Both of these.
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>>5121162
>>5121166
>>5121170
>>5121181
>>5121183

Looks like Gremlin, Darius, and Isaac win. Writing.
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I see I'm a bit late.
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>>5121196
it's cool, you just mostly missed out on us and our crew stylin on a bunch of jr heroes in central city.
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Apologies for the delay, had to pop out to handle some stuff.

Won't be much longer, hopefully.
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>>5121215
Slowly making reinforced kneepads a requirement for all rookies and sidekicks
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>>5121215
>batgirl doesn't even get to fight
>miss martian gets set on fire and fucks off to gonesville
>wondergirl gets hogtied by her own fucking rope
Stylin' is an understatement.
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>>5121232
Pity we didn't get to deal with Batgirl ourself, but the shame of going down without a fight should be humiliation enough.
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>>5121231
Those kneepads better be made of of nokium, nothing less will stop Sean.
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>>5121232
You know, se surely know how to make enemies

Cheers, i'll drink for that
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>>5121236
>first she tussles with gunsmoke
>then she gets bullied by gunsmoke
>then she doesn't even get to see him before he beats her
Man she's about to get the shit kicked out of her in her dreams by Gunsmoke at this rate.

>>5121238
Hell yeah
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>>5121237
>implying sean won't get a gun that shoots nokium bullets in response
>implying anyone can escape gunsmoke the kneecapper
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>>5121245
>figure out a way to make the nokium plates in the knee protection shatter
>the nokium shrapnel shreds the knee and other nearby leg parts
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>>5121184

You head over to chat with Gremlin.

> “What are you working on?” You ask, leaning casually against the wall.

“A surprise. One I think you and the others will appreciate. Nothing too crazy, I promise. So, what’s up?” He says, remaining focused on whatever he’s messing with.

> “Nothing much. Just wanted to check in and see how you’re doing.”

“I’m doing fine. Thanks for inviting us over by the way. But I get the feeling you want to ask me something else.”

You’re no good at dancing around this kind of stuff, so you’ll just be blunt with it.

> “I’ve been drilling Isaac and Darius in my combat techniques and methods. Since you seem serious about getting in shape, I wanted to ask if you were interested in joining in?

“Hell yeah, I am!” He says, genuinely excited at the prospect.

> “Alright. Just to warn you, I’m not going to pull any punches.”

“Wouldn’t have it any other way. Besides, maybe I can teach you about computers along the way. Make it an equal trade or something; I can’t stand charity.”

You hold out your hand.

> “Sounds like a deal.”

He shakes it.

“Looking forward to it. But for now, I need to finish with this.”

> “I can take the hint. Have fun.”
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>>5121251

Next stop is the lounge. Hopefully Darius and Cortez are playing nice.

Thankfully, it’s mostly been the good-natured type of argument. The kind where you call someone an incredibly crude name and it just makes them laugh harder.

> “Sorry to break up this love fest, but I need to talk to Darius for a minute.”

“It’s cool, I was getting tired of his shit taste anyways.”

“Fuck you too.”

Cortez laughs, claps Darius on the back and starts mixing himself a new drink.

> “So, how do you think the job went?”

“Seems like it went pretty damn well. Got the target, and got out without getting arrested. Went a lot smoother then most Intergang jobs, that for sure.

> “Learn anything new tonight?”

“I’m still a bit impressed at how throughly everything was planned. Intergang has more of a thing for brute force over all else. They would’ve done something crazy. Blow up half the fence, shoot all the guards, burn the place on their way out, that sort of thing. Never really liked it, but there’s not much room for complaining.”

> “How would you feel if I upped your training?”

“I’m a bit worried I’m not going to be able to hack it, but it’s up to you. You sign the checks after all.”

> “For now, just get a drink and relax. Your torture isn’t going anywhere.”

“Very funny.”
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>>5121254

Last up is Isaac, who is enthralled by a bullshit yarn that Genghis is weaving about how you both met. According to him, he was actually hired by a Triad mob boss to target you after you dismantled one of his smuggling rings. After a multi-day skirmish, the both of you agreed to a draw and that you should instead work together.

You bust out laughing when he finishes, and Isaac is a little embarrassed, but takes the light hazing well.

Genghis senses that you want to speak privately with him, so he invents an excuse to leave.

“How’s it going, boss man?”

> “Pretty good. How are you doing, what’d you think about the job?

“Sucked that I had to sit on the sidelines, but it was still kinda fun. Watching the exits was kinda boring, but I think I’m starting to get that you need brains as well as guts.”

> “Always good to keep that in mind? Learn anything else?”

“Besides the fact that you’re a scary motherfucker who can eat the JLA for breakfast? Not a whole lot, boss. Can’t wait to learn that crazy shit from you though!”

> “You’re a long way from that level, but all it takes is practice. Just keep up with it and you’ll see.”

He gives you a wide grin.

“Fucking A.”
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>>5121255

Gremlin yells something from the entertainment center.

“IT’S FINISHED! EVERYONE GET IN HERE AND MAKE SURE TO BRING BOOZE! IT’S TIME FOR A SHOW!”

> “He’s up to something, but I’ve got no clue what it could be. Here’s hoping it doesn’t blow up my TV or something.”

After rounding up Genghis, three three of you head for the entertainment center.

Everyone gets settled in with a drink and some food before Gremlin starts with his schtick.

“Behold!” Gremlin flourishes, doing his best impression of a carnival ringmaster. He presses a button to turn the TV on.

At first, it’s nothing too impressive. Just staticky and grainy footage.

Gremlin harrumphs a little and messes with something behind the TV.

Whatever he does works like a charm, because the picture quality becomes crystal clear.

And the show is definitely something to behold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM2WB0AyAjA

It’s footage of you absolutely dismantling the security patrols wandering throughout the labs. Almost like a personal highlight reel of sorts, as you clobber, choke out, and incapacitate everyone that gets in the way.

But then, the stakes get higher when the JLA enter stage left.

There’s a resounding roar of approval when it gets to your trick with the thermite grenade.

The cheers only grow louder when you charge Wonderbitch, and it’s practically deafening when you headbutt her.

Feels like you won the Super Bowl or something.

Once the footage stops rolling, there are numerous fake boos and demands for more feats of daring.

Gremlin looks a little nervous, probably afraid that you’re about to tear a strip off him for keeping this footage.

Darius looks stunned. To be fair, you barely believe it yourself.

Isaac looks like he’s never been more pumped in his life. Guess he’s serious about learning to fight like you.

Cortez is just laughing his ass off.

Genghis smirks when he sees the cheerleader get her shit pushed in.

Jack applauds, whistles, and demands that you stand up and take a bow. You play along with it to humor him.

Cortez finishes laughing and makes a surprisingly cogent point.

“God, that was the funniest shit I’ve ever seen. Man, I’d pay good money to see that again.”

> “Gremlin, I thought you were jamming all their footage?” You ask, sternly.

“I was! But I got kinda bored in the security booth, so I cleaned it up a bit and made a little montage of sorts. I know I shouldn’t have, but it was just too cool!”

You sigh.

> “I appreciate the thought, but just run it by me next time, alright?”

“Got it. And don’t worry, this is the only copy.”


What would you like to do with the footage?

> See if you can sell the rights to it. Could earn a little extra scratch on the side.

> Keep it as an instructional video of sorts. Might help with the training.

> Destroy it. It was fun while it lasted, but keeping security footage of yourself is a bad idea.

> Other?
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>>5121259
>> Keep it as an instructional video of sorts. Might help with the training.
>make a copy for selling purposes
> See if you can sell the rights to it. Could earn a little extra scratch on the side.
i mean free profit and ways to show how to get good seems perfectly fine.
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>>5121259
>Send a copy to Justice League HQ
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>>5121259
> Keep it as an instructional video of sorts. Might help with the training.
Do NOT sell it, we don't want to give Batman some free stuff to analyse and sperg out over, especially considering Batgirl was here.
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>>5121259
> Keep it as an instructional video of sorts. Might help with the training.
>>5121284
>>5121284
Maybe poke into the idea of selling it if the price tag is enough, but it probably won't be, and I agree with this anon in that case.
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>>5121259
> Keep it as an instructional video of sorts. Might help with the training.
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>>5121259
>> Keep it as an instructional video of sorts. Might help with the training.
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>>5121259
>Keep it as an instructional video of sorts. Might help with the training.
If we sell it surely our reputation might get up if the footage somehow make it to the public eye, but that just brings more problems to us.

It's not only heroes, but villians to. If someone like Penguin or even someone more dangerous that the mobsters in Gotham then it will peak their interest, either good or bad. But if it gets to the public, because, there will surely be copies, then it's not fucking up with the JL, but also fucking with them hard. They're not just heroes, they are celebrities of sorts, and two masked guys being able of taking down 3 wannabe JL members is going to bring more of the top dog to our ass, not only Batman
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>>5121289
>>5121288
>>5121287
>>5121286
>>5121284

Looks like keeping the video as a training aid wins.

I'm a bit too fatigued to keep going, unfortunately.

Since the weekend is coming up, go ahead and vote for the next artifact you'd like to hunt for.

> Ace of Winchesters. Magical rifle created by an occultist in the Texas Rangers, blessed with the ability to kill demons. Currently in the private collection of a Venezuelan dictator.

> Helmet of Chaos. Exact powers unknown, failed expeditionary reports place it on the outskirts of Ur, an ancient Sumerian ruin in modern-day Iraq.

> Magdalene Grimoire. Powerful book of occult ceremonies, rituals, rites, and summoning spells. It was lost during the mid-50s to remnants of the Thule Society, who transported it to Brazil to prevent recovery by the Allies.

> Tear of Extinction. A legendary Atlantean poison capable of killing even a god. Scattered rumors place it in a ruin in the Bermuda Triangle.
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>>5121296
Either
> Ace of Winchesters. Magical rifle created by an occultist in the Texas Rangers, blessed with the ability to kill demons. Currently in the private collection of a Venezuelan dictator.
or
> Magdalene Grimoire. Powerful book of occult ceremonies, rituals, rites, and summoning spells. It was lost during the mid-50s to remnants of the Thule Society, who transported it to Brazil to prevent recovery by the Allies.
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>>5121296
That's all for tonight folks. As always, thanks for playing!

Next session will be Wednesday at 5:00 PM EST, I'll leave the vote open until then.

Feel free to post ideas about any other interlude stuff you'd like to see. Somebody already requested a Bat-Report, which are always fun to write.
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>>5121296
> Ace of Winchesters. Magical rifle created by an occultist in the Texas Rangers, blessed with the ability to kill demons. Currently in the private collection of a Venezuelan dictator.
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>>5121296
> Ace of Winchesters. Magical rifle created by an occultist in the Texas Rangers, blessed with the ability to kill demons. Currently in the private collection of a Venezuelan dictator.
time to G U N
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>>5121296
> Ace of Winchesters. Magical rifle created by an occultist in the Texas Rangers, blessed with the ability to kill demons. Currently in the private collection of a Venezuelan dictator.
For our comeback as Paranormal P.I.
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>>5121303
Maybe a perspective of MM, Wonder Girl, and Batgirl after the fight
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>>5121296
>> Ace of Winchesters. Magical rifle created by an occultist in the Texas Rangers, blessed with the ability to kill demons. Currently in the private collection of a Venezuelan dictator.
>implying sean isn't the patron saint of GUN
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>>5121296
> Ace of Winchesters. Magical rifle created by an occultist in the Texas Rangers, blessed with the ability to kill demons. Currently in the private collection of a Venezuelan dictator.
That's perfect, although Nazi magic is always fun.
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>>5121296
Gimme the Ace. I love me a magic gun.
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>>5121296
> Magdalene Grimoire. Powerful book of occult ceremonies, rituals, rites, and summoning spells. It was lost during the mid-50s to remnants of the Thule Society, who transported it to Brazil to prevent recovery by the Allies.
Could be useful in powering up our Jonah identity when jack isn't busy with it so we can study it, I think we should also study the scrolls that we got for jack, not in the way of opening them but just studying their aura could be beneficial in our understanding of magic and could help us learn easier along with making scrolls of our own
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>>5121296
Shame I missed live from having to work overtime, but it looks like it was fun. Thanks for the session, Axis.

> Ace of Winchesters. Magical rifle created by an occultist in the Texas Rangers, blessed with the ability to kill demons. Currently in the private collection of a Venezuelan dictator.
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>>5121296
> Magdalene Grimoire. Powerful book of occult ceremonies, rituals, rites, and summoning spells. It was lost during the mid-50s to remnants of the Thule Society, who transported it to Brazil to prevent recovery by the Allies.

>>5121303
>>5121310
The three heroines getting chewed out by their respective parents would be fun.
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>>5121303
>>5121322
Barbara absolutely seething would also be fun
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>>5121303
a bat-report is always good, but i wanna see the next Justice League meeting and how badly Flash gets chewed up for basically being asleep at the wheel while shit went down.
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>>5121296
> Ace of Winchesters. Magical rifle created by an occultist in the Texas Rangers, blessed with the ability to kill demons. Currently in the private collection of a Venezuelan dictator.
Magic Gun
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>>5121303
Barbara panicking after the other two tell her that it was gunsmoke that raided the place, and that he clapped the other two. Including his signature magnun kneecap.
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>>5121329
It must be super shitty to be a hero and suddenly get the Big Iron treatment from a guy that looks a hundred years out of place using a gun that is far to bulky to properly quickdraw yet he does it anyway. Now you're limping to the debrief after getting absolutely fucking clowned on.

The emotional trauma must be immense.

>captcha: 4RKKK
Well then.
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>>5121296
> Ace of Winchesters. Magical rifle created by an occultist in the Texas Rangers, blessed with the ability to kill demons. Currently in the private collection of a Venezuelan dictator.
Can't resist magic guns desu
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>>5121296
>Ace of Winchesters. Magical rifle created by an occultist in the Texas Rangers, blessed with the ability to kill demons. Currently in the private collection of a Venezuelan dictator.
I little trip to some beautifull shithole like Venezuela surely will be something nice.

Let's talk to papa Set and see if he wanna come over. You know, maybe having a day for "ground investigation" or whatever in a beach, then looking where they have the Ace and finally taking it and running the fuck out.

Or maybe looking where they have the Ace and then going to a beach. Maybe those fuckers of Interlang are also snooping around it
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>>5121296
> Ace of Winchesters. Magical rifle created by an occultist in the Texas Rangers, blessed with the ability to kill demons. Currently in the private collection of a Venezuelan dictator.

If it was canon I'd probably wanna go for the Grimoire, stop all the screwed up stuff that was happening there, but since it sounds like it's in Brazil instead of causing crazy old people to feed the blood of children to another child, I've gotta go for the magic gun. Stealing a Venezuelan dictator's collection of valuables is definitely a bonus.

>>5121303
Hmmm. I'm torn between a bat-report on that slew of cases we did as Jonah Thema, or on the heist we just pulled off. Would also be interested in seeing a session of whatever hell we're putting Isaac, Darius, and now Gremlin through.
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>>5121296
>> Ace of Winchesters. Magical rifle created by an occultist in the Texas Rangers, blessed with the ability to kill demons. Currently in the private collection of a Venezuelan dictator.
We'll have to get a cowboy persona in the works I guess.
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Oh yeah, in the mean time, did think of a way we could spend some of our cash: Have the mechanic remodel our armour. Not change or upgrade it's functionality or anything, just make it visually distinct from Apokoliptian tech. We did a chop-shop version ourself a ways back if I'm remembering correctly, but a professional mechanic with experience working on xeno tech could no doubt do a much better job of obfuscating it's origins then we could. That sort of thing possible Axis?
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>>5121600
We had a pro alien tech guy outside of Gotham if I remember the location correctly that upgraded our armor with that special chemical that we got from the arena fights, so it can now self regenerate after taking some damage
We could try to contact him again but I think we would have to bring our own materials for him to work with
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>>5121124

That's some noice beat there anon. Mucho gusto.
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>>5121296

>Ace of Winchesters. Magical rifle created by an occultist in the Texas Rangers, blessed with the ability to kill demons. Currently in the private collection of a Venezuelan dictator.

Think how much drug money/jewels/ordinance we can carry off with proper heist planning. My gawd. Also can we couple this with an assassination contract on the drug lord himself? Either through the Venezuelan gov or rebel groups or something.
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>>5121701

Also lets get set in on this. What's a little chaos in a South American country?
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Given we'll probably have down time to research shit again soon, I would like to propose some things we can look into doing (also given I'll probably miss next session due to work again).

Reading:
An Introduction to Histories (Magical Theory) - should be done first to farm bonuses for spell learning
The Grimorium Verum (Demonology) - To get a basic understanding of the practice, not to engage in it. Might have good synergy with looking for the Winchester, as anything that can slay demons is probably also valued by demons.
Glory of the End (Death) - Just to look for info that might help our bro get his final rest.


Spells:
Spider / Fire Fusion: Another anon brought up the idea of using spiders as little land mines. Try to make a Fusion that allows us to remotely combust spiders that we summon.

Spider / Chaos Fusion: Spiders are arachnids, scorpions are arachnids, Set’s mark is a scorpion, so we can probably get away with mixing chaos and spiders to get scorpions. Guess the plus side would be a hardened carapace, and maybe the stinger.

Spider / Lightning Fusion: Being able to taze people remotely via the summoned spiders.

Spider: Just increasing our summoning capacity, trying to summon poisonous spiders, bigger spiders, summon range etc.

Hex Bolt: Increase bolt speed to improve chance to hit, increase potency, or cast on touch.

Spirit Detector: Improve efficacy or range.

Enhanced Perception / Thermal / Magesight Fusion: Try to control the opacity of each “lens” of viewing the world to combine them and use them all at the same time.


Skills:
Attempt the manufacture of antidotes from The Exterminator’s Cookbook just to see how it goes, and maybe have some on hand just in case.

Learn more Greek with Pandion by reading On What Is Contained by Silver (Bestiary) with him and asking if he’s ever seen anything from the book himself.

Do some MMA with Issac, Darius, and Gremlin, with a focus on MCMAP as a base.

Ask Jack or Bane if they have any special forces contacts from the US, UK, Russia, etc. that would be willing to run us through the ringer with some special training. (Probably something to spend money on)

Misc:
Sell/exchange shit from the STAR labs raid

Spend money on Scrubbing of Personal Records, For Axis’ intrum list of things we can purchase look for >>5102512 on thread #10

Purchase a safe house in the form of a ranch in rural Idaho, North Dakota, or Montana. Cheep housing/living costs, really out of the way, unlikely for anyone to look out there. Seriously though, when’s the last time something happened in North Dakota in the DC universe?

Read about the situation in Venezuela to see if we can glean anything about the history of the country and the guy we’re about to fleece.

TL;DR: lol, spiders and books
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>>5121296
I think we spent somewhere over 200k-300k for this job. I hope we stole enough stuff to make even for the job.

>>5121639
We can just decorate it ourself rather than spend the major cash. Speaking of, we should use our other explosive vial thing to upgrade our suit again when we have the chance.

>>5121701
This. We should set our a heist for our boys and make the most of this trip.

>>5121714
We gotta go heavy and put all our book learnings in Introduction to Histories (Magical Theory). I think we failed last time, so doing it this time should make the DC slightly lower.
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What threads are the previous bat reports in?
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>>5122308
I gotchu senpai:
Thread #3 (Gunsmoke 0): https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2019/3896633/#p3909171
Thread #5 (Dresden): https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2019/3966350/#p3966913
Thread #8 (Gunsmoke 1): https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2020/4083462/#p4092528
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>>5122397
Based
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>>5116318
>>5116330
Jesus Christ....
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>>5122645
Yup, we're good at criminal shit sometimes.
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>>5121296
> Ace of Winchesters. Magical rifle created by an occultist in the Texas Rangers, blessed with the ability to kill demons. Currently in the private collection of a Venezuelan dictator.
We can make it a Johna Therma standard.
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>>5121303
Bat-report on the Girl Power team getting chewed out, the Bat-Girl just complaining about Gunsmoke to the other two.
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>>5122706
We just aced a B-List team.
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>>5121600

Sure, that'd be possible. I'll need some kind of consensus on the design though.

For a cosmetic change, you don't need to worry about sourcing materials unless it's something really drastic.

>>5121744

Need to update the Pastebin a bit, but I'd say that you paid off your expenses and more with what was stolen.

Here's an inventory off the top of my head.

-You managed to swipe all sorts of intel from the general labs.

- Gremlin managed to swipe an experimental design.

- Cortez stole the construction details for a proposed commercial expansion in Metropolis.

Index (your data broker) would be more than happy to get his mitts on any of it.
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>>5122811
>tfw we really should get our record scrubbed so we don't get thrown into an execution chamber overseas if we ever get caught for any reason what so ever.
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>>5122890
Its expensive tho

You know we really should try to make the most bang for our buck in the Ace magic gun job. If there's a bounty for the dictator, we should cash that in.

And you know why stop at American bounties on the dictator dude? Maybe there are bounties on him placed by other nations, or maybe there are american CIA instigators we can capture and throw at Russia for bounty rewards.
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>>5123014
its expensive but if we ever wanted to do anything like the PI stuff after jack passes the whole having a sword of damocles over our head is some stupid shit that should be dealt with sooner rather then later.
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>>5123070
We should think up some kind of identity hiding spell, in addition to doing that one thing that one anon suggested where we can get a small side income.

Waylon and Sean's Sneed and Feed anyone?
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>>5123014
We're on a federal wanted list, no talking to government agencies cause thats a one-way ticket to the suicide squad.

Alternatively we just get shipped back to Afghanistan for that execution that we were lucky to escape from.
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>>5121296
>Magdalene Grimoire. Powerful book of occult ceremonies, rituals, rites, and summoning spells. It was lost during the mid-50s to remnants of the Thule Society, who transported it to Brazil to prevent recovery by the Allies.
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>>5123014
It's expensive but it's needed.
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>>5121296
>> Magdalene Grimoire. Powerful book of occult ceremonies, rituals, rites, and summoning spells. It was lost during the mid-50s to remnants of the Thule Society, who transported it to Brazil to prevent recovery by the Allies.
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>>5123096
>get captured on purpose
>get sent to Afganistan
>break out using claw
>kill all of government
really that easy
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>>5123463
>Get sent to Afghanistan
>Conquer it with the claw
>?????
>profit
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>>5123467
You don't 'conquer' Afghanistan, the greeks couldn't do it, the british couldn't and neither could the muricans. Do not inflact the wrath of a superhuman imam to wreck our shit for bothering his end of the shithole desert.
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>>5123469
>tfw pandion keeps telling us to go because he wants that runback round two
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>>5121600
>>5122811
Oooh, just had a good idea related to this. Could let us use the Apokoliptian armour when we're acting as Gunsmoke as well without it seeming too unusual. Why don't we try to camouflage it as S.T.A.R. Labs experimental tech? I might be wrong I suppose, but I doubt S.T.A.R. actually told the JLA what the exact nature of the projects that we've stolen from them were, or what other inventions were being worked on in the lab at the time we performed the heist. Even if they did, someone paranoid like Batman would probably assume a shady ass company like S.T.A.R. is holding out on them.

They also don't have any recordings or evidence of what exactly we made off with. If we have the suit modelled so it looks like it's some kind of new high-tech combat armour they were designing, it'd give us plausible deniability to use it while we're acting as Gunsmoke, since he'd assume it was just one of the things we stole during the heist and decided to repurpose for ourself.
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>>5123551
I disagree. If we're going to spend money on the armor at this point, it should only be actual tangible improvements, not cosmetics. We've already changed the profile enough that a casual onlooker wouldn't realize it's apokoliptian, but quite frankly, if anyone with the ability to figure out it's origins got near it, it wouldn't really matter how much we change it cosmetically. They'd be able to figure it out. So we should focus more on improving it in a way that those people can never get near us in the first place.
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>>5123626
Hmm, I agree to an extent, but I think you're somewhat overestimating our current modifications, while underestimating what modifying it now would do. We kind of just slapped a new coat of paint on it and put some kevlar overtop. It'd probably fool a casual onlooker, i.e. someone that's never seen Apokoliptian tech before, but anyone with decent observation skills (Batman), experience with Apokoliptian tech (Batman), and an interest in finding out more about our origins (Batman, though there's probably several other folks that fill out all three criteria) would probably find out almost immediately. Comparatively, if we get a professional xenotech mechanic to modify it's appearance while we also have a believable alibi for how we acquired it, even someone like Batman would probably buy it, unless they literally got the armour into their hands to examine, at which point we'd be stuffed anyways. He's paranoid, not a paranoid schizophrenic. Now, mind you, if the cost to do it would be exorbitantly expensive then it wouldn't be worth it, but if it's a relatively minor expense I don't see why we wouldn't go for it. Gives us further security in protecting our identity, and makes using the armour as Gunsmoke as lot less shadowrun-ny since we don't need to worry about Batman or someone else linking us to Intergang or Darkseid or something and shooting our capture priority up to 11, or Intergang linking Gunsmoke to the guy robbing all their international barracks and digsites.
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>>5123014
If we do this, we 100% need another persona. Getting that shit traced back to us would be bad
Speaking of personas, if we ever get another one, we need to come up with an ACTUAL disguise. So far all we've been doing is changing our clothes a bit and using different gear. A realistic face mask and wig would do pretty well, and maybe some boots with heightened heels to throw off someone looking for height.
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>>5124028
>nigga wants to go full spy movie
Ambitious, I'll give ya that.
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>>5124028
It might be cheaper (relatively) if we learn a disguise spell, or take the time to learn some make up skills.
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>>5124028
makeup, a low level glamour spell, and some good fake ID's / passports would be a good mix to keep us anonymous/
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Just noticed while rereading, that Magesight description never got updated such that we can see wards and traps with it. Which is something we gained (but didn't use) from training it before entering the library in Europe.
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>>5124967
Disguises, safe houses, what else are we forgetting? Oh! Magic Armor! We need mage armor for when we need a less conventional armor, or when we're playing detective.

Hey didn't Batman or Batgirl label there the Jonah alias as Dresden or something? Like the same magic detective guy from the novel series?
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>>5126929
Yes, good series too. Maybe we can figure out how to make a bullet proof coat and magic the shit out of it? Actually, probably a bad idea, maybe just a jacket, don't want Bats looking at us in a trench coat.
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>>5126929
Batgirl did IIRC. I think it actually went over Bruce's head. Which makes sense because he doesn't really have time for that kind of reading.

>>5126963
>this mufugga got a bulletproof reflective safety vest on
Hard hat isn't optional. OSHA approved.
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>>5126971
Maybe a regular jacket version of this.
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>>5127176
Wait, that's still a trench coat. Hang on.
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>>5127176
No. It has to be the piss yellow visible from space shiny ass thrown on vest. None of that orange crayon lookin nylon shit neither. He needs to look like he just came from a construction site with a real prick of a safety guy on payroll. I'm talking generic brown boots, dingy jeans, a cheap wristwatch, safety glasses, solid monocolored button up shit, dusty ass helmet and the chad high-vis-vest.

He's the safest there is. His name is Bill Durr.
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>>5127299
Nah nah nah. Just learn some rune crafting, stitch in some protective runes on the interior of our Paranormal detective persona's jacket and Jean's, maybe add in a protective scarf and hat to protect our face.
https://youtu.be/n1jAfNUOaT4
I dont know muxh about the Dresden Files, except we should probably use more potent fire spells and guns. Preferably something ridiculous like a duel drum fed automatic glock.

https://youtu.be/pOCuegVxrpc
Or some kind of self reloading gun spell. Why bother spending the bit of attention to reload a gun, when you can cast magw hand and have the gun load itself?
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>>5127399
Why find a reloading spell when we could make a teleportation spell that reloads the magazine itself as we deplete it?
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>>5127399
>>5127408
Wait, what about this outfit. Lets see if Batgirl and Robin call us on it.
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>>5127408
So we just become Reaper?
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>>5127408
Oy shit that's even better, but its gotta be a self teleporting/reloading spell so we dont have to constantly cast it in combat. You know, the less distractions we gotta deal with, the better.

>>5127434
I'm honestly fine with this or whatever we wore for our 'Dresden' persona. Maybe more leaning towards Leon to draw away similarities to Gunsmoke since our Jonah persona also wears a trenchcoat of some sorts, I think.
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>>5127447
I don't think we had a trenchcoat on at the time, we were just in our shirt and jeans, lightly toasted with deep blood stains. Kinda like this. Unless I'm miss remembering.
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>>5127450
All I know, is that I dont remember jack shit we wore for Jonah.
Fucking hell. Speaking of personas, should we take on some apprentices or something, lesser magic detectives or like minded folk to really fill out the whole detective buisness thing?
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>>5127399
>a protective scarf and hat to protect our face.
What are you, The Shadow? Actually pretty baller look honestly. Too bad he's DC canon. I think. Maybe? I forget.

Regarding the modus operandi we don't actually have to ape Dresden super hard. That's just the connection Batgirl made. And while there will be overlap it's not explicitly necessary to try and rip his schtick intentionally. Jonah is Jonah.

>>5127408
>this magazine is directly linked to the BULLET DIMENSION

>>5127434
Real shit Leon in 4 had a fucking iconic fit. Truly phenomenal.
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>>5127452
We can role that in when we aren't a glorified rookie with magic. Your thinking way ahead of where we are now.
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>>5127455
And Johna could pull it of, for maximum Batgirl confusion, lets replace her crush on Hawkman.
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>>5127458
>try on the tight shirt bomber jacket combo
>meet batgirl for some reason or another
>Hey Jonah what's going on her- oh wow you're in pretty good shape. I mean you don't look all beat up and covered in blood this time. You look fine - okay, you look okay.
Smooth.

I don't think Babs is as thirsty in this continuity as others. Or maybe Sean just isn't quite her type. Or maybe we're all just fucking autistic and she isn't quite goofy enough to be into someone she has only a passing acquaintance with. Kind of hard to tell when we don't get nearly enough screen time with her or her POV outside of curated reports to come to a conclusion. Obviously there is only one way to find out. Take Batgirl on a date.
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>>5127460
Oh my god this. Now I really want to Leon look.
If Barb isnt thirsty, then the shirt isnt tight enough.
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>>5127460
The other reason is to fuck with her by unintentionally cosplaying as Magic Detective Leon, be an edgy, hardcore gumshoe, that is also giant dork.
>>5127463
No. We must only ask her out when she is dressed as a librarian, because the more Detective jobs we do, the more often we'll visit and see her. Maybe take her on a trip to the restricted section since she doesn't have regular access.
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>>5127463
>shirt so tight you can see his fucking pores
Ah, the Garou look, then.

>>5127465
>edgy, hardcore gumshoe, that is also a giant dork
Way to call out Sean, man. Rude.

>tfw having a library card actually helps you pick up a chick
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>>5127469
I'm personally for any outfit that includes a shoulder holster and a turtleneck. However, I feel like we've neglected a very serious portion of the outfit. The shoes.
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>>5127480
As a wise man once said "How often do you look at a man's shoes?". Air Jordans or nothing. As nice as they look, dress shoes are usually very smooth and slick, not really suited for physical activity. Or maybe I just need to shell out and buy a pair from a proper cobbler. I don't know. So I'll just go with hiking boots. Don't care how ugly they are or how much they clash.
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>>5127480
Tac holder for a pistol, spare magazines, and a big GNOIF! Maybe more ammo on the belt.
For shoes? Good point. What do we do for shoes? Maybe something between classy, functional, and steel to cave in heads or kick down doors.

Should Sean get a better pistol? Make it tacti/k/cool by adding a reflex sight, screw on supressor, laser sight, flash light, +P whatever that's supposed to do. Should he carry hollow point boolets? How weird we getting boys?
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>>5127485
>Combat Jordans
Nike taking notes. Absolute fire. Wouldn't even be hard to get someone to add steelcaps and sole plates.
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>>5127485
I'll meet you halfway with a set of black timbs. They're modern and casual enough to not look out of place, Built well enough to last with some occasional upkeep, and fairly grippy on most surfaces. Just gotta make sure we wear em tied up proper with our pant legs over top.

>>5127489
Steel toe on a boot is not really needed in most environments and is actually a killer in a cold environment. In regards to pistol customization, having a highly customized pistol would be a bit ostentatious imo. That being said, having the internals worked on for our various handguns to ensure smooth trigger breaks / reliability, having some high cut fiber optic sights installed, and threaded barrels for our semi autos also installed. Lasers are for people that never learned to shoot right or cant get a proper cheekweld on a rifle for whatever reason.
in regards to ammunition, it's probably worth carrying hollow points in every pistol save our revolver in order to prevent over penetration on regular targets. For the 44 magnum however, we could stand to load some +P rounds made up for it alongside some hellboy-esque silver ammunition
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>>5127489
I think the +P is supposed to be "power". Which is probably just an upped powder load or something. If you want it tacticool you could get that replacement .45 they made not that long ago. The ugly as fuck one with the protruding barrel and the rails on it. Has more boolets than a 1911. I'm not the biggest /k/ommando though. Maybe a CZ? Are those still in vogue? If not you could always pick up one of those Mateba autorevolvers. They look sick if nothing else. Dunno if you want revolvers on Jonah though. Especially since the autorevolver is chambered basically in .44. Actually it probably is, too. But you gotta use it as intended with the .454 Casull

>>5127496
>Nike Combats, for when you need to style on those broke ass enemy contacts.

>>5127499
I think at this point Jonah is locked out of the .44 mag. Because we want to avoid having Bruce's turbodetective autism kick in and somehow associate the barrel striations from each bullet fired or some shit. Fucking mental.

>timbs
shiiiiieeet negro that's all you had to say
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>>5127501
Correct on +P being an increased powder load in order to get increased muzzle velocity. As for Jonah being locked out of the 44 mag, look no further than the .44 Automag. All the power of a 44 revolver in a semi auto package. Supposedly they're also no too picky about which ammo they'll feed so we could get wild with custom ammuntion.
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>>5127489
>>5127496
>>5127499
We can just rock some shinned combat boots like these. When in doubt, paint it black.
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>>5127508
>Wrong pic
Fuck.
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>>5127507
Don't those tends to have jams/feeding issues super frequently though? Or is that another automag I'm thinking of? P.S. that thing is ugly. Better to go for the Automag 3 if you want an Automag. I think. I may be misremembering the number.

>>5127508
>>5127509
bruh
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>>5127509
>Again.
Cunting dumbass, I'll sort this shit right later.
As for gun, lets just rock a revolver or something, we're getting the Ace of Winchesters.
>>5127511
I save in bulk, sue me.
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>>5127513
Yeah but don't you have your files set to display thumbnails? I can't imagine going off of just file names. I don't have time to sort out the thousands of photos at this point and I am too scared to try.
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>>5127513
As for the revolver, it needs to be clean. With enough fuck around space to make Bruce think our custom Spook hunting rounds couldn't be related to Gunsmoke.
>>5127515
I try to curb my laziness by at least naming or trying to number correlating pics...don't ask about the porn folder though, I never thought to try and its beyond to late now.
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>>5127508
Rocking shined combat boots in civvies is a dead giveaway that someone is military imo. I'm sure Sean still has nightmares about booters doing that shit.

>>5127511
If were going with the AMT automag 3 we might as well go with the AMT Hardballer Longslide. It's the best of both worlds since the longer barrel also contributes to higher muzzle velocity, a longer sight radius (more accuracy in a sense), and putting more weight at the front of the gun resulting in better recoil control.
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>>5127489
I say Sean should wear boots, or even some casual but nice looking shoes that can be used for physical activity

When it's about dressing well and shit it's about proportions. Wearing some denim and comfortable jeans? Then some boots, the tight t-shirt and the jacket should be okay, maybe some accesories like a big watch that covers our wrist, and with all our magic-detective shlick add some rings or a chain that looks out of ordinary, either for the shape (a fine ring that have the shape of a dragon/serpent/Hawks) or some precious stone (but a cheap immitation, don't want to Batman or either Babs asking hoe we could affort that and have some basic cover/suspicion of us selling Magic artifacts)

And if were going without the jacket and just something light that doesn't take advantage of our broad shape, maybe something more tight about jeans or dressing pants+classy shoes would do if we don't take expect having a combat, chase or something.

Also, about Jonah weaponry I say we shouldn't take something really fancy unless we take time thinking about the persona and making a background that might work for Jonah to know about this stuff. I say we go for some normal weaponry store (or even get something from the black market, who knows), ask for something "Good, trusty and functional" maybe with only a accesory with a silencer or laser sight because we have some "regular aim" and "It has being some time since we used some of this stuff". And about combat style, maybe learning some Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, something really out of the ordinary when is about so it doesn't link with Gunsmoke.
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>>5127518
>Hardballer Longslide
Well, if that doesn't get Batgirl wet, I don't know what will. I just wanted to keep our them in line with gritty detective gunslinger what with our coming artifact, but a Hardballer could be the guilty pleasure our ghost hunting ass has.
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>>5127520
Actually, I bet Jack has some useful accessories laying around we could use.
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>>5127520
Also, maybe we just keep Pankration as our go to style, say we learned from a Greek ghost. Its got the grapples we need, and the striking. Because hugging spooky shit to the ground is usually a terrible idea if you can't regenerate.
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>>5127517
If I had to sort my porn folder I'd have to pick it up as a day job. Damn.

>>5127518
>picking up another .45 acp when you could pick up a .30 carbine
If you want a hardballer you should at least go for the 10mm one. Because 10mm is pretty fun to shoot. Also +1 round in the mag.

>>5127520
>now we're onto jewelry
They have to double as holy symbols in various faiths. Not just for the bling.
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>>5127526
The most common style we can work on is boxing and there is only one man in the DC universe to learn it from if you're fighting metahumans and that's Wildcat.

One last thing about pistols, we could source up picrelated from the black market quite easily. They made a fucktillion of them, they're tough as a coffin nail, and they have very little felt recoil when you slap a 6 inch barrel on them. Also it'd fit with the with the whole detective thing we got goin' on
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>>5127534
....wanna try the pic again?
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>>5127534
Is this the mythical californian legislation ghost gun? kek
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>>5127536
It happens to the best of us.
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>>5127532
have something for every faith like picrel.
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>>5127537
Classic.

>>5127541
Hey it kept him alive didn't it? Sounds like it's working as intended. Just make sure to keep some bug spray around as well.
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>>5127537
That's a gorgeous piece, that'd be perfect.
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>>5127543
Imagine batman's face if we rolled up with a better stocked utility belt than him.
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>>5127537
Definitely less eye catching that the ballergun things. I think we should carry around thay and maybe a pistol with 17 some bullets. 1 gun to wall punching, and another to shoot up a whole lot of ethnic minorities. You know what I mean.
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>>5127523
Oh yeah, surely

>>5127526
Punching ghosts when?

>>5127532
>They have to double as holy symbols in various faiths. Not just for the bling
Oh surely, I 100% support that. We might need to do some investigation on that or ask if that's something other magicians do.

>>5127537
That could work. That bring me a question with all this clothes and guns for Jonah's discussion. Can Jonah be a /fa/ guy? Like maybe that can be a distintion about our personas: Gunsmoke always use tactical and military equipment, it tries to hide is face either with a fedora, mask ir something so he really want to remain anonimous even if it takes risking his security or when needed (like what we did with changing the fedora for the helmet and the mask instead).

Jonah? He surely knows how to dress, tries to look good and tries to get take some good looking but fuctional clothes/weapons that match with his style or colors.
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>>5127544
I can't say I ever liked how it looked but damn if it ain't a throwback. I actually like the oldies more when they're the snubs.

>>5127545
>Shark spray, huh? Well do you have kraken repellent and Leviathan's bane?
It'd be pretty hilarious to have Batman's utility belt equivalent of supernatural shit though. Constantine prepares beforehand what he needs for a specific encounter. Jonah just carries all the "common" shit around all the time just in case.

>>5127550
What about ethnic majorities? Bet you didn't think about that one.

>>5127553
I don't think a .44 is standard issue if you catch my drift. No I don't care how many traumatized youths there are from watching Ghost get ghosted dammit.
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>>5127553
I'm all for Jonah dressing up a little. He's gotta meet with the reputable parts of society so he's gotta look the part. picrelated is a good look. just gotta add a bit more color and change the jacket a bit so it doesn't scream "COP!".

>>5127556
A snub would be better from a looks standpoint as it appears less threating to most people. Only issue is that a SW model 10 snubnose kicks about twice as hard as one with a 6 inch barrel. I'm sure Sean can manage tho.
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>>5127559
Okay, we'll compromise. You can have a gun with a long barrel but it'll also have some kick. Yes it is chambered in 12.7x55

As for the coat to look less coppy, could always go with the earlier Leon suggestion and slap on a bomber. Fur, faux or no is always in fashion.
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>>5127562
I can dig it. a gun like that encourages you not to draw it unless you REALLY need to. Just gotta pick up some wood grips for it and take of the picatinny rails,
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>>5127563
>remove the rails
So you can't slap on the foregrip? No thanks pal.
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>>5127566
>Foregrip
M8 we've still gotta fit this thing under a coat.
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>>5127568
It's on rails. You could take it off. Also it weighs like 2 kilos unloaded. Apparently. So around five pounds. It's really not a carry piece. But a shoe gun for sure.
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>>5127571
Save for special occasion I guess then
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>>5127575
Hellboy cosplay.
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>>5127643
I'm sure most of us have waited longer than this for a QM to show back up. I really start to worry at around the 10 day mark.
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>>5127643
>>5121303
anon you are bumb
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>>5127643
5pm EST
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>>5127643
He is preparing for a 12 hour session
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>>5127537
what about a model 19? looks the same, but 6 rounds of .357 is better than 6 rounds of .38
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>>5127770
That would look great in a vest holster.
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>>5127562
You motherfucker. Where are you guys getting these cool guns from? Are we just gonna have a coat full of small arms? We gotta pick at least one of these bad boys.

>>5127770
I dont know the difference between ammo calibers.
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>>5127653
Schedule, motherfucker, do you read it?
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>>5127653
>>5127851
ah god dammit was meant for >>5127643
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>>5127851
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>>5127849
This gun can fit the same exact bullet and number of bullets (.38), but it can also fit better, more powerful bullets (.357)
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>>5127922
Soooooo I guess we're going for revolvers then? We still going for teleporting bullets so we never have to reload?
https://youtu.be/t6OBk9YBLQU
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>>5127929
feel like it would be easier because then we dont have to carry around a bunch of magazines, but i think we decided for the revolver because aesthethics
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>>5127941
And its stopping power. We could probably just carry a few boxes of ammo for the revolver in some pockets, or in the tactical vest. Should we include teleporting magic on our knife so it teleports back to us every time we need to throw them?
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>>5127948
.38 has barely the same ballistics as 9mm, but .357 is that good good
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>>5127849
>You motherfucker. Where are you guys getting these cool guns from?
The internet.

>>5127956
If we're talking ammo, you gotta get the .50 Alaskan. If it can punch -through- a bear then that is the last argument you should ever need.
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If we are going to go revolver route, are we gonna get some revolver speedloaders? I like the aesthetic of the revolver but the... impracticality of using it in a prolonged firefight is what's getting to me.

Remember we aren't a hero. We are a mook that happened to get lucky a couple of times. The only reason we have been winning our fights is due to ambush tactics and overwhelming firepower at the start of the encounter. We have been dictating the pace of our encounters so far with the initial engagement, which we have instigated.

The last time we got caught underprepared was with the Barbatos demon, and without some good rolls we would have been jobbed. I am highly worried, with reason, that if a hero gets the drop on us without sufficient overwhelming power that we go to prison.
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>>5127988
Magic is always the answer. Get a gravity fed ammo sorter and put some magic rune chicanery where it deposits the ammo from to teleport things, then have a rune pair on the revolver frame and cylinder opposite of the barrel that links to it every time the bottom slot aligns with the inner part of the frame teleport a bullet in. Then reloading becomes as simple as popping the cylinder to expel spent casings and then slotting it in and spinning it to refill the reservoir of lead so to speak.

Get all your six-shootin' rootin' tootin' cowboy swag needs at a one-stop-shop of flourishing.

Too bad we don't know how to do any of that.
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>>5127998
all we need to learn everythiwgvwjng is a gooid roll
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>>5128003
Anon just had a stroke, rip
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>>5128015
Booster shot been fucking me up
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>>5127998
This, I like it. Maybe we could buy tons of ammo for the revolver and put it on two different boxes with runes carved in them.

Something like shooting every ammo in our pistol, throw them off the revolver, and depending in some rune we touch or make with our finger it will change from one type of ammo or the other.

But honestly, that's alot of work for us to do it (learning rune-carvin, apply them, learn teleport runes and learn how to link two different objects into one place without them mixing up.)
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>>5128019
Rip anon. Gonna have mutant children.
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>>5128019
>Taking the shot
Your an idiot or a coward, that's gonna kill you or your ability to have kids.
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>>5121255

Selling the video to a news station might help get your name out there and earn some extra capital, but you’re leery of the idea.

Not only would it give all and sundry an opportunity to study your techniques and potential weaknesses, you’d be thumbing your nose at the JLA. After kicking around some of their affiliates / junior members.

Chances are, the beatdown you delivered back in Keystone already has them chomping at the bit. Drawing their attention further is just asking for a squadron of their heavy-hitters to come knocking.

Honestly, the safest thing to do would just be to burn the thing and be done with it. But that’d be a waste, especially since Gremlin managed to edit the thing surprisingly well.

It’ll make a good training aid, if nothing else. A case study that any foe can be defeated if you can even the field and nullify their main advantages.

As the night winds to a close, you dole out the remainder of the funds earmarked for the crew and see them out. Definitely blew a lot of your liquid funds on this job, but it was money well spent. Still need to get in touch with Index and get everything priced; hopefully you’ve broke even at least.

Speaking of which, Gremlin takes the stolen laptop with him, promising to report back if he can extract anything noteworthy. Given your lack of experience in the matter, you see no reason to turn down his aid.

Might be a token of his appreciation for the tort-

Training that he’s been slated for, alongside Darius and Isaac.

After Jack systematically teleports everyone to their requested destinations, you start getting ready to grab some shut-eye.

Been a hell of a night.

However, Jack has other ideas, approaching you with an uncharacteristic seriousness.

“I know it’s quite late, but I was hoping to bend your ear about something. Would you mind if we speak in my study?”

> “Not a problem, Jack. Thanks again for letting the crew hang out here.”

He leads you to his favorite study, a cozy little room, crammed full of books and worn but comfortable furniture. Next to his chair, Jack has a bottle of scotch. The homey atmosphere helps to dispel the slight chill that seems ever-present in the mansion.

After the both of you get settled in, he begins to speak.

“I would like to apologize.”

> “For what?” You ask, greatly confused.

“Tonight was a mistake.”

He holds up a gloved hand to intercept your soon-to-be blurted question.

“Let me make myself clear; I have never been more proud of you. And inversely, disappointed in myself.”

> “Jack, you’re not making any sense here.”

“Then I shall get to the point. I feel guilty, Sean. The missions I’ve been dispatching you on are growing far too dangerous.

At first, the risks seemed dubious but manageable. But over time, the dangers you’ve faced in my service have only escalated.”
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>>5128110

“Intergang.

The Justice League.

None of them are enemies I’d make lightly. And yet, they are now your foes.

Because of me.

As the end grows nearer and nearer, I find myself increasingly worried about my legacy; about the world I leave behind and the people in it.”

He takes a deep breath and exhales.

“I have a confession to make. You are not the first that I have hired to aid me in this endeavor. The majority were only interested in my money or the prospect of secret knowledge. But there were some who sought only to repay a wayward kindness, and bound their fates to mine out of a shared bond of loyalty and respect.

Their deaths stung the hardest.”

He takes a deep drink, straight from the bottle.

“You are a talented young man in the prime of your life. And I realize now that I would never forgive myself if I allowed yet another bright spark to fade away in pursuit of my own selfish goals. That is why I-“

You don’t allow him to finish.

> “Listen, and listen good. There’s nothing stopping me from walking out the door right now. There hasn’t been since Egypt. And yet, here I am. I’m aware of the risks and the consequences of my actions. So keep your mouth shut, and let me help, alright? I’m in this for the duration. There’s nothing else to it. Now pour me a damn drink.”

Jack lets out a choked laugh and pours you a glass.

There’s some companionable silence as the both of you polish of the remainder of the bottle.

“I regret having to spoil the mood once more, but I feel it must be done.

There is another issue that I’ve been grappling with. While I’m greatly touched by your dedication to our shared goal, I find myself worrying about your future.

You need to start thinking ahead. If all goes as planned, our joint venture will eventually reach its end, and I want you to be prepared for when it happens. You have the potential to do anything you can imagine, Sean.

Don’t squander it, for my sake.

So I’ll go ahead and ask. What will you devote yourself to when my time reaches its end?”

As much as you hate to admit it, he makes a valid point.

The thought has been lurking in the back of your mind for some time, but you’ve kept it at bay by wrestling it away, burying it, and refusing to think about it.

It’s not the most healthy of coping mechanisms, but it’s definitely not the worst. That’s probably the drinking. Or the smoking. Or the mercenary work. Take your pick.

But now, Jack’s taken the time to earnestly explain his concerns and asked you directly about it.

You just don’t have the heart to duck the question and shut him out.
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>>5128112

Once Jack has passed on, what will you dedicate yourself towards?

(This isn’t set in stone for now, but it will impact your thoughts for a while. I'll leave the vote open longer than usual, as this is important nonetheless)

> Power. Your struggles and conflicts serve only as a crucible; the instrument that has forged you into the man you are today. In the future, you’ll refine yourself into a warrior worthy of fear and respect.

> Vengeance. Every day you spend as a free man is a victory; a black eye for the forces that turned on you in your lowest moment. But that’s not good enough. In the future, you’ll seek to repay what has been dealt to you a thousandfold.

> Ambition. Maybe one day, once you’ve spilled enough blood and cracked enough skulls, you’ll be in a position where you can retire and live a peaceful life. But to do that, you’ll have to get your hands dirty. In the future, you’ll focus on building a criminal empire of your own.

> Glory. As long as you can remember, the thrill of the fight has kept you going when others faltered. Doesn’t matter who wins or who loses, so long as you have a good time. In the future, you’ll become a legendary mercenary known far and wide for your victories.

> Survival. Some days, it feels like fighting is all you have ever known; that battle is the only thing that you can truly rely on. In some ways, it’s all you really have left. In the future, you’ll do whatever it takes to see the sun rise on another day.

> Other?
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>>5128116

>Ambition. Maybe one day, once you’ve spilled enough blood and cracked enough skulls, you’ll be in a position where you can retire and live a peaceful life. But to do that, you’ll have to get your hands dirty. In the future, you’ll focus on building a criminal empire of your own.

This, but I would like a fallback for Sean. Use criminal funds to create legitimate businesses along with criminal ones.
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>>5127988
Expedite the reloading process with magic, so magic automatically reloads your gun. Imagine expanding a 6 cylinder revolver to 1000 shots, or however much ammo you can carry.

>>5128116
> Other?
I dont know. When I joined this quest it was mostly for the sake of our buddy Jack. Getting revenge sounds about right, but I think helping people like us out of the gutter sounds really nice. We could be like Jack, pulling people out from the muck and setting them straight.
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>>5128116
> Glory. As long as you can remember, the thrill of the fight has kept you going when others faltered. Doesn’t matter who wins or who loses, so long as you have a good time. In the future, you’ll become a legendary mercenary known far and wide for your victories.
with a bit of
>Ambition
I like training Darius and Issac, and it'd be good to have our own gang of professionals we can rely on.
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>>5128116
> Ambition. Maybe one day, once you’ve spilled enough blood and cracked enough skulls, you’ll be in a position where you can retire and live a peaceful life. But to do that, you’ll have to get your hands dirty. In the future, you’ll focus on building a criminal empire of your own.

>>5128129
I agree, helping out others would be a good way of honoring Jack's memory. Hell, we might even one day find our own Sean.
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>>5128116
>> Ambition. Maybe one day, once you’ve spilled enough blood and cracked enough skulls, you’ll be in a position where you can retire and live a peaceful life. But to do that, you’ll have to get your hands dirty. In the future, you’ll focus on building a criminal empire of your own.
Our own little slice of paradise, in whatever form it may take.

>>5128129
>pulling people out from the muck and setting them straight.
Second chances eh, hell of a good thing to raise a glass to.

I'll back a bit of this, too. Being a good person costs nothing. Even for a bad guy.
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>>5128129
I like this interpretation. I do want to have a criminal empire, and I do also enjoy our notoriety/interactions with the "good guys" especially since we've kept it clean so far. Pulling people out of the gutter like Jack did for us would be a worthy and rewarding goal. Not to mention profitable, with a criminal empire I guess.
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>>5128135
Find our own Sean would be cool.

>>5128147
>>5128145
Who do you think we should help out?
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>>5128116
> I think i want to do what you have done to me Jack, give those that the world spit upon a chance. Maybe learn more about magic and the like as well, there is a lot of the world I don't know about. Of course, all of that only after I get back on those that did me dirty first.
Basically a mix of vegenceance and survival, but with a bit of a long term instead of just everyday living.
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>>5128129
Support

I like the idea of repay what Jack has given us with some of the same. Either so those people we pick up ends of being criminals or just taking a path different to us, at least will see a Tomorrow

I mean, I like the ambition path, but Sean have te potential of being something greater than a Crime Boss. I mean, I can totally dig something like joining the Bat Family for example, or beingg our own thing, or even go for the Glory path and have people in the criminal scene of Gotham know us. But with all the thing about the Spectre having some kind of expectations towards us for being a Vengence's Avatar really makes me think about stuff.
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>>5128116
>Other
Legacy.
People have been where we've been before, but the only thing they could choose is being a freelance thug or being hired by people that don't care about them to do jobs they don't want to do.
The only reason we have the choice to live as we want is because of Jack. If it wasn't for someone like him, we would have fumbled around Gotham until we got shot or got dragged back to a desert to be killed.
So we'll be the person Jack was then, giving them a chance, if they can take it for themselves. Make a group that doesn't care about money or power, but freedom. That will be what we work towards, a legacy we can leave behind.
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>>5128116
>> Vengeance. Every day you spend as a free man is a victory; a black eye for the forces that turned on you in your lowest moment. But that’s not good enough. In the future, you’ll seek to repay what has been dealt to you a thousandfold.
Feels fitting
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I got a fucking dozy, Hang on folks, I'm getting Armstrong.
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>>5128129
Support
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>>5128116
either
> Ambition. Maybe one day, once you’ve spilled enough blood and cracked enough skulls, you’ll be in a position where you can retire and live a peaceful life. But to do that, you’ll have to get your hands dirty. In the future, you’ll focus on building a criminal empire of your own.

or

> Vengeance. Every day you spend as a free man is a victory; a black eye for the forces that turned on you in your lowest moment. But that’s not good enough. In the future, you’ll seek to repay what has been dealt to you a thousandfold.
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>>5128157
I like legacy for the name of this different version of ambition/ helping others.
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>>5128116
>>5128116
>Other?
>That's a hard question...
> Vengeance. Every day you spend as a free man is a victory; a black eye for the forces that turned on you in your lowest moment. But that’s not good enough. In the future, you’ll seek to repay what has been dealt to you a thousandfold.
>"Because it only takes One Bad Day to make it all come apart."
> Power. Your struggles and conflicts serve only as a crucible; the instrument that has forged you into the man you are today. In the future, you’ll refine yourself into a warrior worthy of fear and respect.
>"Because peace can only happen when your strong enough to make it happen. At any point, some bigger fish can come along and knock it all down."
> Ambition. Maybe one day, once you’ve spilled enough blood and cracked enough skulls, you’ll be in a position where you can retire and live a peaceful life. But to do that, you’ll have to get your hands dirty. In the future, you’ll focus on building a empire of your own.
>"The lunatics in this city are just as caustic as the scum that betrayed me and my squad. Literal demon worshipers and asylum patients run this city, not even counting the rampant corruption, if I make it so nobody can keep it to themselves. I can walk the street like I wished I could after finishing my tour with my comrades."
> Survival. Some days, it feels like fighting is all you have ever known; that battle is the only thing that you can truly rely on. In some ways, it’s all you really have left. In the future, you’ll do whatever it takes to see the sun rise on another day.
>"There is so much hanging in the balance, if I even try to ignore it, the consequences could be catastrophic. Might be a fate unavoidable for this city, but that makes fighting that much more exciting."
>Gratitude, you helped me in a way no one on this planet could Jack, you said you wanted a Legacy? I got an idea, I'll create the most powerful group this place has ever seen. I will take the ones burned by their bosses, and help them get a future with their own hands. If they want to fight for what they want, I'll give them the power. If they want to turn their lives around so they can function as men again. I'll be there to show them the ropes. If they want to become vigilantes or heroes against the things going bump in the night too? I'll put Batman out of business. It will be chaos to put that outfit together, keeping it running is almost guaranteed to get me killed. But so be it.
>Living. No matter what happens, I will make it. By myself or with my own army. I'll live a life you and my squad could be proud of, and beat anyone that tries to crush this Freedom.
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>>5128116
>Ambition + Legacy of Jack (believing in second chances)
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>>5128152
Mostly I just want to professionalize the industry. iirc the reason D and I were running with Intergang because there was no other alternative. I wouldn't mind as styling ourselves as a legally grey PMC in Gotham, taking and training those who would otherwise go to Intergang or whatever.
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>>5128116
>> Ambition. Maybe one day, once you’ve spilled enough blood and cracked enough skulls, you’ll be in a position where you can retire and live a peaceful life. But to do that, you’ll have to get your hands dirty. In the future, you’ll focus on building a criminal empire of your own.

Remember guys The PI Gig can go along way once we establish ourselves.
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>>5128170
I believe like some anons said about formalizing our PMC in Gotham and maybe beyond
[OUTER HEAVEN INTENSIFIES]
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>>5128170
+1 the Legacy of Jack
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>>5128171
Gonna need to get the best lawyers you can to get all the legal documentation and loopholes covered for that. It's a real pain in the ass when you declare yourself as the wrong type of entity and then you got the city suing you for parking violations or some shit.
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>>5128116
I want to combine both of these
>>5128157
>>5128169
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Looks like a mixture of ambition and following in Jack's footsteps win. Writing, might take me a while.

Neglected to mention earlier that the Ace of Winchesters won the vote.
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>>5128184
If we ever get to the point where we run an empire, will the quest change its name to DC King Pin Quest?
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>>5128171
Oooh, that would be a good way to cut recruits from intergang. What do we do about the guys not cut out for us?

>>5128184
Wew
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>>5128186
I actually considered something like that, but I felt it'd be funnier / more satisfying if it stayed as Henchman Quest.

To remember your roots and all that.
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>>5128186
I somehow feel it will confuse people as there is a character in Marvel called King Pin.
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>>5128192
>Ey why'd'they still call the boss a hench?
>Beats me, maybe he thinks it's funny?
>meanwhile in sean's office: I really should get that plaque replaced. Eh I'll do it later.
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>>5128194
Eh if we manage to rise to practically run the city I imagine our alias would be something in honor of Jack like the White Gentleman or wearing an all-white suit in meetings
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>>5128184
Will we get to selling we loot and spending it on upgrades before going on the mission? We might spend it all again on prep and not be able to afford the expensive stuff again otherwise.
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>>5128203

Yeah, the loot stuff is what I'm working on now.

My general timeline for tonight is....
- Selling the loot.
- Spending the dosh.
- Training / reading / social stuff (maybe)
- Planning for next Jack expedition

As a heads up, the expedition won't be very cash-intensive, so feel free to spend as you wish.
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>>5128208
Can we find the time to puse the Intergang intel to hit up all the intergang sites?
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>>5128211
That'll be the size of a side arc, so not for a while.

Probably after this expedition, there will be another vote to decide on it.

That will still be one of the options.
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>>5128214
When could we get an interlude? Either a Bat-report, or some kind of POV from the young Justice folks would be really awesome
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>>5128216
Hopefully I'll get some interlude stuff done over the weekend. Trying to line things up just the way I like.
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>>5128214
What even happened to Megan the mars girl after we set her cape on fire? Is Super Boy gonna try stomping our ass for burning his GF?
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>>5128220
If she is austistic as I believe she is she could forgive us if we tell her I was an accident
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>>5128220
>super boy comes along
>"You messed with my girl I'm gonna mess with your face. Try me with your little gadgets and gizmos, it won't help you."
>Uh, okay lightning bolt
Can you imagine the unfathomable depths of seethe he would reach if he got his cheeks clapped just as easily as everyone else?

I really hope he doesn't come a knocking, though. Outside of magic we have pretty much no way of dealing with any kryptonians. And if they didn't want to give us a chance that wouldn't save us.
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>>5128116
>Renewal. Making a haven for ex-criminals and military people to retire and have a clean slate.
Jack gave you a new chance at life and you will give it to others.
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>>5128237
If we want to go toe to toe with Super Boy, I think the best route would be to shit on any of those super patches he tries pulling out, and going for max attunement wit the Claw of horus for max strength.

>>5128240
see here >>5128184
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>>5128129
>>5128157
These two.
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>>5128184

It’s not an easy question, and you don’t take the subject matter lightly.

Jack deserves an honest answer.

And arguably, you owe yourself one too.

Unbidden, you find yourself lost in a memory, one that feels almost a lifetime ago.

It’s of you, huddled in a dirty Gotham roach motel. No job, no money, no future.

Worst of all, no hope. You were alive, but rotting. Barely going through the motions, little better than a walking corpse. Just another castoff on a one-way ticket to nowhere.

It’s quite ironic that it took an actual ghost to pull you from both the physical and mental gutter.

Everything changed for you when you met Jack. Upon reflection, the answer hits you like a bolt of lightning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4xWbRBLj2I

The truest way to carry on his torch is to build something that would make him proud. An institution capable of reaching between the cracks and giving the dregs of society like yourself a second chance.

It won’t be easy. You’ll be grappling with established power structures that already want you dead or in prison.

But it will be done. The living you will provide may not be an honest one, but it will be something that they can be proud of.

You’ll assemble a company of your own. A coalition of professionals, dedicated to a brighter future for all its members.

United not by greed, or tyranny, but by shared values and camaraderie. What an army should be.

You’ll forge something greater than yourself, something that will withstand the entropic nature of time.

You’ll inspire others to your side and inspire them to carry on in your stead.

That way, even when you’re called to your own eternal rest, Jack’s legacy will live on.

In the organization you nurture, and the people that are raised up alongside it.

You’ll do for them, what he did for you. Nothing else will do.

When you relay your thoughts and plans, Jack turns away and quietly dabs at his incorporeal face.

You don’t draw attention to it.

“I want you to know something, Sean. No matter how this ends, I have enjoyed our time together.”

He claps his hands together, breaking the tension that had cast a pallor over the room.

“Apologies for my sudden melancholy. I tend to get a bit maudlin this time of year. It’s a long story, one that I’ll save for another time. I’m sure you’re tired.

I've held you up for long enough, go get some rest. I’m sure you still have plenty to do tomorrow.”
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>>5128244
We should just yeet them to a portal
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>>5128264

Over one of Jack’s nourishing breakfasts, you start rifling through and cataloguing the various pieces of intel stolen during the raid.

Most of it is junk data, but there are some interesting pieces that link together to form a more composite picture. Looks like S.T.A.R. Labs has been dabbling with genetically modified animals of some kind. The project is codenamed MOREAU.

Not a whole lot of concrete intel, but it’s definitely a good foundational piece.

As you finish chewing your eggs, you get a message from Gremlin.

Looks like he already managed to crack the encryption on that laptop and forwarded you the contents. Must’ve been some pretty wimpy security.

Or he pulled an all-nighter. Knowing Gremlin, he probably didn’t get a wink of sleep.

He also attached the blueprints for the experimental design he managed to rip out of the S.T.A.R Labs research servers.

It’s a bit too technical for your understanding, but it seems to be a focusing array of some kind. Could be for a laser, could be for a radio signal. Not really your area of expertise. No project name either, guess they hadn’t even gotten to that stage.

You also take a peek at the construction plans Cortez manage to steal. Nothing too special, but it’s still money in the bank.

You call up Index to get business sorted out.

“Gunsmoke.”

He sounds happy. You’re not big on idle chatter, so he can probably infer that you’re calling about business. Whether you’re looking to sell or buy makes no difference.

“I’ve been waiting for your call. Heard you stirred up some trouble in Flash’s pond. Hope you managed to snag something juicy for me.”

> “Christ, it sure didn’t take long to spread!”

“The media has kept a lid on most of the details, as has S.T.A.R. Labs. However, I make a point of keeping myself informed, as I’m sure you’re well aware.” He says, practically preening with smugness.

Christ, why is every intel broker or corporate heavyweight you know a smarmy prick that makes a point of sniffing their own farts?

You pointedly suppress the desire to make fun of him and focus on the money. Before placing the call, you did some brainstorming and worked out a rough price estimate for the loot.

You could try to haggle, but it could go poorly. Then again, more money is always good.

In the end, you decide to sell Index the….

(Choose as many as you’d like, this may have consequences. If you wish to negotiate prices, modify it to a number you’d prefer. You’ll have to do a persuasion roll for it. Difficulty is determined by how tough a bargain you try to drive.”

> Experimental focusing array design. (500K)

> Project MOREAU data. (300K)

> Metropolis construction plans. (100K)
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>>5128244
>>5128184
Welp was indeed to late.
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>>5128266
> Experimental focusing array design. (500K)
> Project MOREAU data. (300K)
> Metropolis construction plans. (100K)
Sell the lot. Only thing I suppose we could worry about is if someone makes a superlaser with the focusing array and kills a significant amount of people with it, but it would be the JLA's problem.
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>>5128266
> Metropolis construction plans. (100K)
I want to keep it light for right now. See how he reacts to only being given that much.
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>>5128266
>> Project MOREAU data. (300K)
>> Metropolis construction plans. (100K)
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>>5128266

I wouldn't try to haggle just yet. We can command better prices when we are more in the know. I would sell all three and then split it with the guys whichever way we deem fair.
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>>5128266
>> Experimental focusing array design. (500K)
>> Project MOREAU data. (300K)
>> Metropolis construction plans. (100K)
I want a million for the whole lot.
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>>5128266
>Sell it all
Construction plans are fairly benign, no real fear of those.
This MOREAU stuff shouldn't really bite us in the back too much
The focusing device might be dangerous in the wrong hands, let's try to get 600k for it
>1m for the lot
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>>5128266
> Project MOREAU data. (300K)
> Metropolis construction plans. (100K)
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>>5128266
>> Experimental focusing array design. (500K)
Upsell it at 20% for a cool 600k. It's early enough to not even have a name but far enough along to have some substance. That is some cutting edge shit.

> Metropolis construction plans. (100K)
Sell this one as is, maybe even knock it down a few grand to help push the array design. If we had the means to operate out of metropolis I'd suggest trying to invest in the property ourselves or even snatch a piece of it up for future use but that's planning way too far out for my taste.

I'm actually interested in keeping the MOREAU data for ourselves. Maybe after a while we can check it out ourselves and see if we can pick up some genetic research down the line. Maybe help Croc with his condition if we ever nab him. Or just help our burgeoning organization with some specced up soldiers if we can get a geneticist on payroll. I know I'm all over the place.
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>>5128266
> Experimental focusing array design. (500K)
> Project MOREAU data. (300K)
> Metropolis construction plans. (100K)
Round it to a mil for the package.
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>>5128275
>>5128282
>>5128283
>>5128287

Looks like selling the lot for a cool million wins. Since you're selling the whole load and that's not a big price change, no need to roll.

Economies of scale, baby.

Writing.
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>>5128266
Fuck you I'm not crying you're crying. Someone threw sand in my eyes.

>>5128266
I'll support whatever explanation nets up more cash. I'm fine for selling everything.
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>>5128285
nothing wrong with keeping backups of the data, anon. Might have to actually hire a scientist, but hey. We can do that now.
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>>5128297

You give Index the rundown of your haul, and he seems quite interested.

While some of this info could probably do some serious damage, that’s not really your business. You’re just the middleman here.

Besides, it’s not like you’re handing over the only copies. Keeping a backup for yourself is just good business. Doesn’t mean you’ll do anything stupid like try to double-dip to another info broker.

Shit like that is how vendettas are formed.

When you name your price, Index doesn’t even hesitate to close the deal.

Guess you might’ve stumbled onto some hot stuff here. Probably doesn’t hurt that you’re unloading the lot on him.

After Index verifies the authenticity of the information, he sends some some bank credentials.

Looks like you’re now the registered account holder of a Panamanian bank account.

When you check the balance, your breath catches in your throat.

One million dollars. More money than you’ve ever seen in your life.

Sure, you’ve raked in some serious scores before. But now you’ve broken the six-digit mark.

Criminal or not, that’s definitely a career highlight.

Now you just need to figure out what to do with your newfound wealth.

You’ve got 1.2 million in total assets, how would you like to spend it?

(I’ll leave the vote open for a while on this.)

> Countryside Safehouse (100K)

> Penthouse Safehouse (650K)

> Book on Magical Theory (200K)

> Front Business (350K)

> Clean Slate (300K)

> Instant Magical Powerup (150K, indicate spell to improve)

> F350 Raptor (50K)

> Mercedes Escalade (75K)

> Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (60K)

> Bonus Pay for Darius and Isaac (100K total, 50k each.)

> Other? (I’ll quote prices if you suggest anything)
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>>5128316
>> Clean Slate (300K)
this is a must, it actually needs to definitely be done or we are fucked as soon as we get arrested.
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>>5128316
> Clean Slate (300K)
> Instant Magical Powerup (150K, Roll the Die)
More rerolls!
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>>5128316
> Clean Slate (300K)
> Other? (I’ll quote prices if you suggest anything)
Doing some research on Waylon, and seeing how much his bail is
Research some glammer magic.

> Front Business (350K)
HURRAY FOR STEADY INCOME!
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>>5128316
>> Front Business (350K)
>> Clean Slate (300K)
actually change to his, didn't realize we could get a legit business.
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>>5128316
>> Countryside Safehouse

> Clean Slate
Only if this means getting off the Feds shit list


> F350 Raptor
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>>5128316
> Clean Slate (300K)
> Countryside Safehouse (100K)
> Front Business (350K)
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>>5128316
>Countryside Safehouse (100K) in North Dakota
>Clean Slate (300K)
>Front Business (350K) Cattle Ranch in... North Dakota. Maybe you could reduce the price if we merge this and the Countryside Safehouse?
>Toyota Hilux (~50k) The most popular commercially sold vehicle for war. Someone brought this up last thread.
~$800k total
Not really feeling good on paying Darius and Issac until they actually do a job though.
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>>5128330
Adding
> Front Business (350K)
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>>5128316
> Front Business (350K)
> Clean Slate (300K)
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>>5128316
> Front Business (350K)
> Clean Slate (300K)
>Countryside Safehouse (100K)
>Toyota Hilux (~50k) The most popular commercially sold vehicle for war. Someone brought this up last thread.
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>>5128343
I'm bad at math, adding
> Countryside Safehouse (100K)
> Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (60K)
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>>5128316
> Clean Slate (300K)
> Countryside Safehouse (100K)
> Front Business (350K)
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>>5128316
> Countryside Safehouse (100K)
> Clean Slate (300K)
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Closing the vote, give me a minute to tally it all up.
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>>5128372
Alright, looks like Clean Slate, Front Business, and Countryside Safehouse win. Since the Toyota Hilux is only 50k, I’ll just slot it in. You technically had 1.23 million, so we’ll just say its 30k to even out the numbers.

Onto some training.

Please make your choices. No social options this time, as you’re too busy training Gremlin, Darius, and Isaac.

Magical (Choose 3)
> Improve an existing spell. (Specify)
> Unlock a new spell. (Specify nature)
> Create an elemental combination. (Specify natures)
> Improve an existing elemental combination. (All you have is Twister)
> Augment your baseline strength with the Claw’s powers. (May have unintended side effects)
> Other?


Physical (Choose 3)
> Improve your skill with electronics. (Gremlin will help on this occasion)
> Improve your stealth.
> Work on your ability to pick locks.
> Work on one of your combat styles. (Specify)
> Brush up your Greek.
> Create some common poison antidotes.
> Improve your agility by running the obstacle course.
> Tinker with explosives and improve your combat engineering skills.
> Other?


Mental (Choose 2)
> The Grimorium Verum (Demonology)
> The Treatise of Underplaces (Shadow)
> The Viennese Connundra (Necromancy)
> On What Is Contained by Silver (Bestiary) (Written in Greek)
> Tobin’s Spirit Guide (Spirit Identification / Fighting)
> The Webs of Intrigue (Spider Control)
> Language Primer (Greek) (Written in Greek)
> An Introduction to Histories (Magical Theory)
> Glory of the End (Death)
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>>5128390
> Improve an existing spell
>lightning
>lightning
>fire

> Improve your agility by running the obstacle course.
> Work on your ability to pick locks.
> Improve your skill with electronics.

> The Viennese Connundra
> The Webs of Intrigue
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>>5128390
> Improve an existing spell. (Specify)
Luck drain
> Create an elemental combination. (Specify natures)
Storm and Chaos
> Create an elemental combination. (Specify natures)
Fire and Chaos

> Improve your skill with electronics. (Gremlin will help on this occasion)
> Improve your stealth.
> Brush up your Greek.

> An Introduction to Histories (Magical Theory)
> Language Primer (Greek) (Written in Greek)
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>>5128390
I'll back >>5128399
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>>5128390
> Improve an existing spell. (Shadow Cloak, Spider Summoning, Spider Tracer)
> Improve your skill with electronics. (Gremlin will help on this occasion)
> Improve your stealth.
> Tinker with explosives and improve your combat engineering skills.
> Glory of the End (Death)
> The Webs of Intrigue (Spider Control)
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>>5128390
> Improve an existing spell. (Luck Drain)
> Unlock a new spell. (Healing)
> Augment your baseline strength with the Claw’s powers. (May have unintended side effects)

> Improve your agility by running the obstacle course.
> Work on your ability to pick locks.
> Improve your skill with electronics. (Gremlin will help on this occasion)

> The Webs of Intrigue (Spider Control)
> An Introduction to Histories (Magical Theory)
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>>5128390
> Improve an existing spell
>Lightning
>Lightning
>Fire

> Improve your agility by running the obstacle course.
> Work on your ability to pick locks.
> Improve your skill with electronics.

> An Introduction to Histories (Magical Theory)
We need to improve baseline study boosts.
> The Grimorium Verum (Demonology)
And prep to fight what the cultists got.
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Closing the vote, I'll just tally it all up.
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>>5128405
The spiders truly are the underrated MVP. Almost universally applicable.
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We should really learn how to summon that battleworld portal on demand, as a get out of jail free card of sorts. Either for use on our enemies or on us if we're about to get murdered by Deathstroke or someone.
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>>5128421
That and we could somewhat use them without giving away we got magic, which would be an upgrade as Gunsmoke
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Rolled 4, 3 = 7 (2d4)

>>5128420
Looks like like Luck Drain definitely wins, with a tie between Lightning Bolt, Fire Bolt, and the two nature combos.

As for physical trainings, electronics definitely wins, with a tie between agility, lockpicking, and stealth.

As for the books, An Introduction to Histories and The Webs of Intrigue win.

We'll start with An Intro to Histories.

Roll me some 1d100s+15

DC: 80 / 100

Just gonna do a quick tiebreaker for the magical stuff.

1 = Lightning Bolt
2 = Fire Bolt
3 = Storm + Chaos
4 = Fire + Chaos

and for the physical stuff.

1 = Agility
2 = Lockpicking
3 = Stealth
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