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    Gaming w/Jemal: Mutant Apocalypse Issue 2: Vegas!

    Prologue
    Issue 1: Brazil
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    Welcome to Issue two of Mutant Apocalypse!
    Last issue, our intrepid team, working on behalf of the Gryphon Corporation and Drake center, successfully infiltrated the mutant terrorist group run by a strange hive mind. The Hive persona they have made contact with so far is an old man in a cabin in the rocky mountains of Montana, known as Gabriel Phoenix.
    Also linked to the terrorist group is James Gryphon, son and heir to Robert Gryphon, the current head of the Gryphon Corporation. Obviously the old man wants to know why his son has joined such a volatile group.

    To gain Phoenix's trust, the team went to South America to 'liberate' a trapped mutant, Laura Vioricta, who has since joined them.

    Cast

    BBs - Laura Vioricta
    JKason - Terry Quinlan aka The Grid
    Shayuri - Cassandra Allen, the Telekinetic Journalist
    Voda Vosa - Uomo Nascosto/Vittorio di la Croce/twenty seven other names
    Walking Dad - Jacob Calvins, AKA Frost
    And Zerith as Felix the werecat



    <Begin Issue two: A plane lands in Las Vegas, with six seemingly ordinary passengers on a journey that is anything but.>


    <Van/Plane>
    By the time the group has reached the airport, they seem to have come to the general consensus (albeit a bit grumpily for some) that the lab is the best destination, and so board their plane.
    The flight is not be overly long, and soon enough they are in Vegas. After touching down, Grid is able to do some recon while they head towards their destination..

    Grid's Computer

    "You're right, it is easier than doing it yourself, but they're still the bad guys. Just because they helped one girl doesn't mean they're good. Why cant you work with those Drake guys, or start your own team? Why the Hive?"


    OOC:
    If Grid intends to go for a Military Satellite, he'll need a DC 30 Tech check (35 if he wants his hack unnoticed. Military Satellites tend to be monitored more frequently than civilian.
    Also, once you get within range, Grid'll need another tech check to try to hack into their personal systems.

    Do you guys intend to go there directly or do anything else in town before hand? It's currently about 4pm, do you Wait for nightfall? What's the plan of attack, or are you going to hole up somewhere while you devise one?

    Shayuri, what kind of article is Cass posting via Grid?

    And Finally, when I get a chance I'll give you each those extra points I was talking about earlier.


    PS, just FYI, a non-stop commercial flight from Spokane (Where the cabin was near) to Hong Kong would be about 13-14 hours. Private jet could probably do it in about 10-12. AND Uomo DOES know a teleporter, but whether or not Gryphon could make that big of a jump is another question.
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    "Ok team, time to split up. We'll get some fancy room somewhere to work as a base. From there Grid can attempt to hack into some security to give us some intel. Meanwhile I'll gather some information the old fashioned way. I don't want to walk into the unknown." Vittorio takes a moment to survey the group. His analytical eye stops on Cassandra. "Fulcrum, you are with me, I expect your reporter skills are impeccable." He the looks at the others. "Copycat, Frost, Grid and Laura, you can secure a room for Grid to work, and then rent a vehicle. Keep your eyes open for anything out of the ordinary. And Laura, you need a codename. Find something that suits you." Uomo takes a look at his watch "It's still early, I would prefer a nightly approach, but I'm open to suggestions. Let's gather our intel and discuss it later at the room; keep us posted if something comes up." That said, the burly spy produces a small notepad, with yellow pages and evidently old. Something you'll expect your grandma to keep her cooking secrets. He takes a moment to read a line and then, with a "Come, lass" he walks away.

    OOC: The idea here is to gather info, either by interviewing the locals, as in a fake news report, or calling up some contacts and asking questions to them. Additionally, it's Vegas, perhaps some scientist or mercenary just drank too much and lose his tongue to someone. I would be interested in knowing the daily movements of the lab, i.e. what sort of services it requires, what vehicles go in and out, possible number of mercenary security, that sort of thing. The rest can do anything, I'm just bossing around to keep in character =)
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    Terry Quinlan, The Grid

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    Terry found himself conflicted. Genie seemed to be clearly worked up about the associations of someone she'd never met, and despite his mission, the young hacker found himself sympathizing. What was wrong with him? He didn't used to be like this. What the heck had happened to the casual amorality that served him so well as a hacker in the past? All this saving the world stuff must have been affecting him more than he wanted to admit.

    "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer," he tried, hoping it might assure Genie without forcing him to commit to too much. I'm gonna feel really dumb if this is a trap... he thought.


    On the trip to Vegas, Grid busied himself getting a feel for which surveillance satellites might be in a convenient orbit. He decided it was better to try to get in after they landed, since he didn't want anyone waiting at the airport if he mucked this up. It'd been a while since he'd tried a high level hack like this.

    Once they were ground-bound and booked a room, he set to work. The security protocols were thick and nasty, but with a fair bit of cyber-sweet-talk, he had them all turned around as he slipped between them.

    "Boo-yah!" he called out. "We have visual," he announced, hooking the feed in so the others could see.

    ooc
    Whew. Skin of his teeth on that one. I rolled an 'assessment' roll for the lab, since Grid has Skill Mastery, which I believe means he can take 10 on tech checks if he wants to. I figure if he has a decent enough check, he can figure out if he needs to push to get through, or if his normal skills would be sufficient?
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    Frost

    Frost looks a bit lost at the others. He has no great monetary reserves and isn't sure what Uomo means by securing a room. Just the normal meaning or is it again his spy slang? Anyway, he wonders what Uomo's code name is after he asks Laura to choose one for herself..

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    despite being a poor sport on the van ride there, Laura could barely keep herself in her seat. She was so excited to go to Las Vegas as she has never been there before, and only hearing great stories from it despite the saying "whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." Somehow managing to contain her excitement as they got off the plane, probably because of the whole lab-mutant-germ-apocalyptic mission. Listening intently on Uomo's speech, giving her thought to a code name ... and of course the securing with the room and what not.

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    Felix was about going to inform Uomo that surveying the lab was smack dab in the middle of his skill set: then it struck Felix like a tone of bricks that Uomo was the hands on type of leader and aside from Uomo he was the only one with enough funds to pay for a worthwhile room. Felixs face became a tangled knot of thinly veiled rage; his brow scrunched together, his mouth tweaked to the right and right eye twitched along with it as a vain throbbed along his temple. "daaa-am it" he swore pathetically under his breath. He briefly pinched his lower lip between his teeth as Uomo walked away before pouting Why do I have to pay for everything!? with puffed cheecks and a begrudging, aggravated tone.
    Felix then turned to Grid, leeringly, and stated I Dont suppose you would mind helping me find a hotel then?

    Once the mundane search began he would look for hackle Grid into looking for either two adjoining rooms or a decent multi bedroom suite, and while he by no means was aiming for the bottom of the barrel, he did not plan on paying through the nose either.

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    At Felix complains, Uomo searched beneath his coat and produced a credit card, and threw it at the werecat. "Has your name on it, draws from Gryphon's account." he winks and resumes his walk.

    OOC: This post is impeccable. I meant the other one.
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    The team splits up, Uomo and Cassandra heading to gather information on the town while the rest grab a rental van and hotel room.

    <Hotel>
    The larger group manages to secure a multi-room suite where Grid sets up for his hacking. After some poking around and careful maneuvering, he manages to find a military satellite that'll get the job done, routing the feed into a TV monitor.
    The Lab has three entrances: A main entrance out front leading into the lobby, a side door leading into an alley, and a set of parking doors leading to the underground parking facility.
    Thermal scans show activity on the two floors above ground, but beneath that is shielded too thick.. the basement(s?) will likely be where the target is.

    Grid also manages to prod at the Labs security a bit. He finds that he is able to access their computer systems routinely, but they have nothing about the project or the mercs.. There must be a non-networked system down below for the sensitive information. He can access the cameras, but again, only on the top two floors, which shows nothing of consequence.
    The double-layer of security on this is further confirmation that they're keeping something secret and important down below.

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    "So they're your enemies then? You're working against the Hive?" Genie seems to perk up a bit "What about your friends, do they know or are you like a secret, double-agent spy?"


    OOC:
    Jkason - Anything specific you're looking for with the satellite/cameras/hacking?

    VV/Shayuri - if you guys are out 'gathering info', I need to know what you're doing, What kind of info you're looking for (General, or do you have specific questions?) Are you using your contacts? Are you out talking to random people? Are you taking your time? Are you trying to keep your interest in the place quiet? Also you'll need to make any appropriate rolls (Investigate for gather information primarily, others if you're doing anything else)

    Shayuri - No post yet, busy or uninspired?

    WD/BBs - You know you don't have to just quietly follow along and wait for someone to tell you what to do, right? If you guys want to go do something else, hit the casinos, head out on your own to do anything, etc...
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    Frost

    Frost is plundering the minibar for snacks and looks for something strong to drink. He likes the fluids not to freeze to fast inside his mouth and learned quickly that he is no longer affected by alcohol.
    "Hey, shall I call the room service to got you guys something, too?"

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    FORTITUDE 9
    TOUGHNESS 13 (13 Impervious)
    WILL 8

    Immunity (poison, disease, crit, suffocation, cold)

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    Using his faked russian persona, Vittorio moves in the streets of Vegas as if he had been born there. With the shameless lie of conducting interviews for a the national agency of research about the flourishing research activity on Vegas, he gets into hotels, casinos, shops, stops people in the steet, gets in restaurants and even laundry shops.

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    Uomo will try to get this information:
    Mercs shifts and moves outside the lab(from variable: time when people see them in town).
    General info about the lab.
    Movements in and out of the lab (i.e. if there are services the lab consumes, like cattering and the like, that need to be transported inside by van.)
    Info of the movements of the scientists working at the lab (like, are they in all day, or are seen in town?)
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