Waning Tide

Thought_Journal_1.0.2.3
Ilder log 01

Woke up today to one of those resleeper chamber things. I immediately checked to see if I was in my morph, phew. Feathers, beak, and all my shit is here! Excellent. I appear to be in my Morph. My muse informed me I was on Titan and not 1 second after that I get some message from some Professor…Professor..FUCK I cannot even imagine pronouncing that garbled surname! I’ll just call him Prof Ming. Anywho. To meet up there at 18:00 hours in his office or something? Arriving at the office, which is in a beautiful location by the way. We were told we are looking for some missing agent or something, I honestly already forgot her name. I’ll be sure to re-ask someone before we go on our mission. Also met my new team apparently! I take a good look at them…we are quite the odd bunch, and not even because I’m the owl in the room. We’ve got a Slytheroid/thing who wont stop zooming in and out his creepy ass robot eye, a rich guy in a kids body, some person who’s obsessed with keeping his memories, and a reaper droid.

Yeaaaaaahhh.

Team of winners right here

Oh yeah I totally flipped this guy over in a video conversation I used “THE LOOK” and I don’t know if he has a bird phobia or something but that worked WAY better than it ever does getting information out of people!! I almost beamed at how well that conversation went, compared to the one where we COMPLETELY BLAB WHO WE WORK FOR…yeahhhh..We practically have some huge label ‘NEW GUYS’ on our foreheads.

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Well, maybe you shouldn't screw with my memory
Carson: Log 1

Okay, okay. Firewall?

Apparently a secret.

After kidnapping us (because really, if we were volunteers, why take our memories?), they expect a bunch of good little operatives who won’t bitch about them to every contact in the solar system. I swear, if I didn’t know they would just take more memories for disobedience, I would tell them to shove it up their ass and write a serious of bestsellers, exposing them for the crappy Torchwood knockoff they really are. Damn, not even writing is calming me down…

So this professor gives us a name, and tells us to figure out why she stopped coming back to do their dirty work. Personally, I thought she just suddenly discovered she was working for a buncha miserable douchebags, and made the obvious decision. Unfortunately, a little inquiry traced her back to a pirate freighter in the middle of butt-fuck nowhere, possibly infected and almost certainly dead. Since dicking around online and burning up all my favors with the @ was SO MUCH FUN, we decided to bust in commando-style and take out the ship.

I hope my teammates can fight; I’m a doctor not a soldier.

Oh wait I have a big-ass gun never mind.

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Mission Log
Xavier Report 1

I’m glad I’m in a team instead of on my own for this mission. It sounds pretty hard I’m not sure if I could do it on my own. I’m excited too because I get to meet new friends…we don’t really get along just yet but I’m sure I just need to be a little friendlier towards them.

Artie is really funny. Maybe because it’s a robot and was programmed that way? It’s a really good information-gatherer but seems a little naive.

Mr. Keller accidentally told someone that Ms. Yu worked for Firewall. It was supposed to be a secret! He’s pretty funny, though but he’s got a short temper when it comes to his missing memory and doesn’t trust anyone yet. He still owes me 5,000 credits.

I don’t know much about Mr. Hector yet. He can put grenades in people’s pockets and has a weird eye.

Ms. Ilder Liar is very nice, but very scary when she fluffs up her feathers and makes a weird ’caw’ing noise. It scared Mr. Saul into giving us information about Mr. Bey; I hope we can be friends, her ability to intimidate is something I don’t have and seems very useful. She doesn’t seem to trust others either but I’m sure we’ll get along in time.

After much research we found Ms. Yu was last seen on a ship that’s now full of cultists. We’ve also promised we’d report back with what’s happening on the ship which could be troublesome. Ms. Vasquez told us the layout of the ship and how many people are currently on board but in exchange for information of what is going on. I need to watch what I say around her, I can’t tell her everything and I most definitely cannot leak any information that can lead to Firewall. I also promised Ms. Zheng I’d find her father’s dog tags that’s in the crew quarters of the ship. I need to find and return those to her as well.

We’re going to make a surprise attack on the ship and hopefully find Ms. Yu and hopefully not die. Both of those would be nice.
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Hector: Log 1

o ____ o

Bad day.

Found no shinys. Found no oldies. Sold nothing. Stole nothing.

Woke up someplace new. Recognized the smell first. Only one kind of place in the universe has quite that mix of bleach and vomit. Squishes are rather disgusting when they can’t handle entering a new body, and they always feel this strange urge to sanitize the place even when they are just going to muck it up again. It was strange that my body felt the same though, I don’t know why I was there.

Don’t care.

Firewall has given me partners. Quite the gang of freaks. Thought the rich child might have something worth stealing, was disappointed. The factory made seems easily angered, but willing to make friends. Both these traits may be exploitable in the future. Plan on staying clear of that trigger happy robot. Dangerous.

Feathers seemed to be easily perturbed by my eye. Heh heh.

Just occurred to me, not entirely sure why I’m working with Firewall. This is of little consequence. Will be content as long as the missions lead to shinys.

Frustrated. Mission thus far has been all talking. The rest of the freaks have been fairly good at gathering information though. This has left me time to study the freaks. Through a long series of events we appear to be on our way towards attacking a ship and blowing up the life support.

That could be fun.

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Google Searching Tara Yu
RT40PX L0G -- Entry 1

Woah, okay. I thought this was my first day on the job, but… apparently not, according to Professor Ming. This could make my job a little difficult, because my processor can’t seem to find any data resembling an “orientation day,” which really could have come in handy…

Did you know Firewall was supposed to be a SECRET organization?

Maybe I shouldn’t be blogging about our actions. Oh well.

It seems no one told Mister Keller, either. He let slip to Morteza Bey that we and the elusive Miss Yu were members of this elusive organization and Mister Bey seemed quite excited… But I’m sure that won’t come back to haunt us. I remember one time in my Sim days, I got a little bored so I made everything go UP for a week… and some of the drones got confused and started trying to weld themselves to the ceiling, which they thought was the floor. Poor fools. So I put it back to normal once production rates were getting a little TOO slow, but I left that bit of code in there just in case I got bored again… It might even still be in the system. Shouldn’t be a problem, unless my replacement decides to investigate “Run This It’s Really Fun.exe.”

But back on the adventure at hand. Despite Mister Keller’s slip up, Firewall did not try to dispose of us immediately and Mister Bey told us Miss Yu was last known to be boarding The Song Cai Flower, owned by the White Khanh… but that information doesn’t get us very far without the knowledge of who the White Khanh ARE.

Additional note: Reader beware, do NOT google “Who are the White Khanh” unless you are prepared to be drafted. Next time I think I should try using a proxy server.

Nevertheless, we found the information we were looking for and connections to lead us to the Song Cai Flower, all for a price that isn’t too heavy and only slightly breaks Firewall protocol… now if only we can figure out how to get on board without TOO many fresh holes in my morph, we’ll be good to go.

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Finding Tara Yu
With missing memories, Sigma begins to track down Tara Yu

The team wake up separately in a resleeving facility on Aarhus. Immediately the quartet are contacted by Professor Magnus Quio-sen Ming, notifying them to meet him in his office at 18:00 hours. Their bodies feel familiar despite waking up in the facility.

His office is in a garden habitat on the shores of the methane sea. He lets the team know that Firewall wants them to find Tara Yu or recover her cortical stack. Tara Yu was researching the location of military hardware recovered from a station in Earth orbit that was destroyed during the Fall. She’s been missing for a month now. Not normally noteworthy with her work, but she missed her scheduled check in. She was last seen on Locus. Professor Magnus Quio-sen Ming also congratulates them on missions well done that he will not describe and that the team does not recall. He also casually mentions the current disruptions in the lake.

With this in mind, the team sets on to track down leads. RT40PX “Artie” performs some quick mesh research to discover Tara Yu kept her life very private, leaving little information publicly viewable. She kept her personal life and work life very separate. Attempts to speak to TAU coworkers reveal that they merely thought she was on sabbatical.

Carson Keller immediately begins to make overtures using his autonomist reputation to discover information about Tara Yu, after the group has attempted to contact the networks multiple times. But with a favor Carson manages to find that Tara Yu recieved two large favors from Mason wang and Morteza Bey.

Artie performs some basic research into each. Discovering that Wang is heavily involved with AI work at Tau, working on projects with Locus research pods. He is a part of Blue Pod. They discover Bey is young, an eco-activist, who runs a gardening blog. He was recently killed at Xiu’s Gardenhouse by unknown assailants. With a favor Carson manages to contact Antoin Saul, Bey’s ex-boyfriend. He lets them know about Bey’s recent death experience, while revealing that they have split to different feelings about reclaimer issues. He knew of Tara Yu hiring Bey, but not what for. With many failed attempts at persuasion Ilder Liar eventually intimidates into providing information on how to contact Bey, while severing the communication ties by igniting his fear and hatred of uplifts.
Armed with this information, Sigma secures a simulspace meeting with Bey due to their pulled autonomist reputation. He asks many direct questions of the group, and Carson accidentally spills some information about their secret organization and work. He shares that Yu convinced him via pitching the invasion of the White Khan ship to find the myrmidon tech as a reclaimer effort to figure out means to save earth, which he did since he knew Saul would appreciate it. He also informs Sigma that he sent a beta version of himself with Yu, but he knows little about that due to his death. He wants to avoid further involvement due to possible further deaths. He reveals that Yu boarded the White Khanh‘s ship Song Cai Flower since she believed they had the technology. He also shared two video clips he recovered from his beta fork. One showing the White Khanh’s second in command Dextor Vo consuming oddly red noodles, and another showing an only vaguely humaonid male walking through the room while Tara Yu hides.

Through a criminal research via Artie, they discover a lot of information about White Khanh gang and the ship. Due to the group’s lack of subtlety Patrona Vasquez contacts them asking what they are up to, extracting a promise for complete details, possibly violating Firewall’s operating procedures. She in exchange tells of the White Khanh’s descent into a cult and the recall of member’s to the base.

The group then pulls a favor to question Wang via simulspace. Broken up and full of guilt at believing to have caused the death of his occasional lover, he shares that he built Yu two AI’s one that rides a taller standard bot, Achilles and Tortoise which is full of advanced infosec technology. He helped her plan her break into the ship, but she did not return. The secret QR communicator sent him data, but it turned out to be infected by the glory virus, corrupting the fork that he had to completely delete. He could not share anything about the ship in detail or the myrmidon hardware.

After considering blackmail for more information, the checks with criminal networks turn up little on either Bey or Saul, and discard that avenue for acquiring how Bey is holding out.

Contacting Bey one last time, Sigma discovers that Yu and Bey contacted a former gang member, Zheng, and set out to contact her.
At first she sets very high demands of credits and transport, and does not bat an eye at the group’s attempts at intimidation. But when she discovers that Sigma is heading to the ship, she agrees to give them information if they recover her father’s dog tags on the ship, a precious memento from before the fall. With that, she shares schematics to the ship, and information about the virtual security systems. She emphasizes that the dog tags are in a duffel bag in the crew quarters. Strongly emphasizes. She tells the group that there are 8 people on the ship about. She rendezvousing with the Flower while it was en route, confirming that the station is not armed.

With that Sigma egocasts to Casa Arturo to secure transport to the Flower.

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Every campaign gets an Adventure Log, a blog for your adventures!

While the wiki is great for organizing your campaign world, it’s not the best way to chronicle your adventures. For that purpose, you need a blog!

The Adventure Log will allow you to chronologically order the happenings of your campaign. It serves as the record of what has passed. After each gaming session, come to the Adventure Log and write up what happened. In time, it will grow into a great story!

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