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For this.

 

I'll be a bit honest here. While the general idea is for you guys to win, as per usual...that's entirely up to you. You'll have to ask the right questions, make the right decisions, and roll the right checks. Because I'm not going to ask for any. Your opposition is composed of highly skilled professional criminals, and they'll be behaving as such. Their crime has been planned to completely avoid anybody even knowing something has happened until they are well away. It is entirely up to you to disabuse them of that plan. Unless you stumble around in the dark too much, of course. Can't have that. :D

 

I will, however, give you this much. The Nova Technologies building is five stories tall. The lobby is, well, a lobby. Security desk, cafeteria to the left as one enters, elevators to the right. The security desk is manned, but he's just a rent-a-cop.

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Quick question, and thought for a link, AR Industries, Akhona's technology company which sponsors Black Mamba could have links or even business with Nova Tech if that works?

 

I'm at work till late today but I'll work on other ideas and a post likely tomorrow or Sunday at the latest.

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Posted, let me know if non-suitable. 

 

Feel free to post any annoying SLAVE readouts for fun or for complications (if you wish) - as per sheet, the Rat has a paranoid communist computer in her head that can edit out information or misinform for propoganda reasons. 

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6 hours ago, Tarrakhash said:

Quick question, and thought for a link, AR Industries, Akhona's technology company which sponsors Black Mamba could have links or even business with Nova Tech if that works?

 

I'm at work till late today but I'll work on other ideas and a post likely tomorrow or Sunday at the latest.

It's entirely possible. Tech's a bit of an incestuous field. I'd buy some links between them, of the rivalry variety. Maybe some light business.

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Y'all just let me know when you're ready to proceed. Don't forget, you have my permission to make any kind of check at any time.

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From my point of view, good to go. 

 

The Rat will have to leave her weapons behind. They do kind of give the game away! (and its more fun being unarmed!). Leaving them in the Ratcoper if thats ok. 

 

Ill quickly roll (two full actions) knowledge Current Events and knowledge Streetwise to see if she has happened upon any useful recent rumours or infocmation on Nova Corp

 

Knowledge Rolls: 2#1d20+7 26 15 well, might get a hit with that nice Current Event rolls, maybe!

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Going to use my 'Search Engine' to Gather Information on Novacorp and see if they have any recent breakthroughs, discoveries or inventions that might be the target:

 

Gather Information 32

 

Also using Skill Mastery on Knowledge (Technology) to see if she knows anything about this particular building and if it has any famous scientests or people here that might be a target for an exfiltration? Auto 27

 

And then is she fast enough with Rapid 3 on her ESP to take 20 on the notice check on scanning the building to make sure she spots anything for the others?

 

ESP 8 (Radio Sense; 2000 mile, Feats: Subtle, Rapid 3 x1000)

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On 10/15/2018 at 7:23 PM, Supercape said:

ll quickly roll (two full actions) knowledge Current Events and knowledge Streetwise to see if she has happened upon any useful recent rumours or infocmation on Nova Corp

 

Knowledge Rolls: 2#1d20+7 26 15 well, might get a hit with that nice Current Event rolls, maybe!

You are correct, Streetwise won't give you anything you don't already know (they're shady and hire folks who are sometimes outright criminals). Current Events, on the other hand...

 

 

Spoiler

 

Nova Tech tries mightily to stay out of the news. But according to extremely anonymous sources, one of their employee procurement specialists is being heavily recruited by rival firms. So far this person has given them nothing but "No, thanks" in reply (when said person even bothers to reply), but there are companies (much like Nova Tech) who wouldn't take no for an answer. Said specialist is world class is their field, and any corp would be lucky to have them on the payroll. Who is it? Nobody's talking to reporters on that one, but it is rumored that they scored a major coup a few months ago, and this is how their skills became widly known.

 

 

 

On 10/15/2018 at 9:05 PM, Tarrakhash said:

Going to use my 'Search Engine' to Gather Information on Novacorp and see if they have any recent breakthroughs, discoveries or inventions that might be the target:

 

Gather Information 32

 

Also using Skill Mastery on Knowledge (Technology) to see if she knows anything about this particular building and if it has any famous scientests or people here that might be a target for an exfiltration? Auto 27

These two will give you basically the same information, so I'll smush them into one spot.

 

Spoiler

 

Akhona knows nothing about this building's design, layout, etc, but that's because literally nobody outside of Nova Tech does. This is odd, as employees do manage to leave from time to time yet not remember anything somehow. It's likely that only their execs have the whole picture.

 

There are some rumors circulating through that a big new project is underway in the R&D department. According to sources who state and deny that they've spoken in the same breath, Nova Tech has recently "procured" the services of one Dr. Tomas Rojero. One of the top computer science experts on the planet, he disappeared from his Silicon Valley employer Skyline Consulting a few months ago. He was seen by said sources in the Nova Tech (Freedom City branch) cafeteria less than a week ago, looking like he hadn't seen the sun in a while. Skyline is equally rumored to be anxious to have him back with them, and much like their rival they're likely to bend the law in order to get their way.

 

 

On 10/15/2018 at 9:05 PM, Tarrakhash said:

And then is she fast enough with Rapid 3 on her ESP to take 20 on the notice check on scanning the building to make sure she spots anything for the others?

 

ESP 8 (Radio Sense; 2000 mile, Feats: Subtle, Rapid 3 x1000)

 

Spoiler

If she didn't know the basement was the R&D department, the transmissions that leak out would be very anomalous. What is a bit unexpected is that there's radio proofing covering a lot of area between the first floor and the basement and the sub basements and fifth floor are completely sealed off. From the first floor to the fourth is empty but for what appears to be cleaning staff and the odd security guard.

 

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In future, please do let me know once you all are ready. This thread, more than most, is driven by what you are doing. You don't have to do it in here, mind. Discord's also acceptable. :D

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Lets put those cybernetic eyes (and all those PP plowed into supersenses!) to some use. 

 

Seeing if X Ray vision (or, if applicable, IR vision or the remotely possible UV vision) picks up anything. 

 

I guess thats a search roll, taking 10 to get a 21 result. 

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You are correct, the walls are lead lined to block X ray vision. It is not, however, enough to fully block IR and UV. Apparently three execs are working late tonight. Corner office and two sides. The side offices simply have two people in them. One is engaged in work activities, with one person behind the desk and one seated nearby. In the other, the stated two people are apparently engaging in vigorous reproductive activities on the desk. The corner office has three people inside. They are also engaging in work activities. One person is behind a desk large enough to land a plane on, the second is pacing and gesturing vigorously, and the last is seated nearby.

 

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Okay, so Akhona can't see through the radio lined rooms so she can't help. I'm kind of waiting on Venomax to move into the room....is that a good idea or should I try something else like getting Black Mamba up there?

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So, with Sense Motive you can tell that

 

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She's not lying about having to pee. Whatever her training is, it doesn't match most of the rest of the security staff. Her body language and general attitude is just too different to have been through a training academy. She isn't nervous or anything like that. In fact aside from the imminent call of nature she's having a happy evening.

 

All Notice will give you are the tattoos poking up from her collar, and the obvious radio on her belt. Also the matching earpiece in her ear.

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