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Save the Earth Mods ([personal profile] theearth) wrote in [community profile] saveyourselves2013-04-05 09:23 pm
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This format of plot post is designed for players to ask questions and find ways to influence the plot. Be bold and ask what you can or can't do; the worst that can happen is that I will say no. As plots in Save the Earth are not self resolving nor on a time limit they can evolve in many ways. Although some potential outcomes are given, they are little more than suggestion and can be changed by character action. What role you take is up to you.

Events occurring currently;

As detailed here the Vermini continue to roam the city, infesting small animals and have begun to swarm in large enough number to be confident in attacking the player characters.

If anyone would like to have their home investigated by the suspicious humans due to repeat appearances by Vermini infested animals, speak up and we can either play it out or work out the result. Additionally, if anyone wants to bring together the four or more required reincarnated characters to exterminate the Vermini, let me know.

• Paul Ben, [personal profile] thewalkingdork, has died. And in doing so, he has revealed;

a) The invasion exists.
b) Under the influence of the invaders is the city's Chief of Police, a general of the American Military and the head of the most powerful and insane Mafioso Locke has ever seen. Who knows who else is involved?
c) That knowing too much will get you, and your family, killed.
d) The invaders cannot further their plans without finding a 'snake.'
e) Their base is somewhere outside the city limits, possibly a farm.

Events occurring in the immediate future:

• Now what're you going to do about it?

At this stage, you can start putting forward plans. How proactive the characters are going to be will directly influence what's happening. At present, the invaders do not even know there could be resistance outside of ordinary human society and are not going to be chasing the players yet. Emphasis on yet. Your plans can be subtle or daring, and they might be successful, fail or be completely pointless.

• The Thunder Corporation continues its plans.

Still rather underplayed, the news will contain many references to the currently fruitless campaign by Thunder to renovate the Dead District. Soon, a more otherworldly escalation will make it more apparently sinister.

Events potentially occurring in the immediate future:

• The Vermini?

If the Vermini aren't dealt with, something is going to happen. By April 8th, infested animals will just...disappear. But that ain't the end of it. Details will be given if players want to go this route. If this event is allowed to occur, at least three characters will be investigated due to constant infested animal appearances; either volunteers or chosen at random. If you feel the characters need an IC kick in the pants to tell them they have to deal with this stuff, I suggest letting this run.

Potential Echo Opportunities

Until resolved, characters who have not yet received an Echo from the strange creatures or Vermini will still have the chance to. Just witnessing Paul Ben's death is enough to receive an Echo. If the Vermini are dealt with, the mutated human is worth an Echo for all invovled. If the Vermini are not dealt with, it will kick off a plot that will offer a few. Potential Echoes await in proactive plots too.

Please direct questions regarding these plot points to the thread below and not the post in general.
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[personal profile] professorwolf 2013-04-05 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
What time of day does the Paul's post happen?

Also, if Lyall were to get close enough to one of those NPCs to get a good sniff, what will he smell? (Related: is it possible to get close enough to sniff? As long as he's in the equivalent of the same room, that's probably enough.)

Is there a concentration of the infestation/Vermini/etc anywhere near this facility?

I might be interested in getting involved in the four-character pile-up. Lemme think on how to make Lyall manage it. (Besides summoning all his students involved to class for a talk about safety... which actually would be really easy... >.> )
Edited (spelling v.v) 2013-04-05 23:11 (UTC)
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[personal profile] professorwolf 2013-04-05 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Best option I think would be I think the police chief... playing the concerned teacher, asking after a missing student he was supposed to have a conference with Friday or Monday who didn't show and whose parents don't know where he is? He might not get close to the chief, but sniffing around the office might at least give him an idea whether he should try harder, and it's the first plan that would come to him. I will think further if that doesn't work as a stepping stone at least.

ETA: Whoops look at me not even reading the whole plot post. I try to reply too fast and miss shit XD Nevermind on the missing student deal, given the news. Maybe he could come in instead with a made-up lead about arson at the house?

And if you think the four-character plotline would work using Lyall and his students, let me know and I'll contact said students and see if they're interested ^^
Edited 2013-04-06 01:25 (UTC)
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[personal profile] scramasax 2013-04-06 02:54 am (UTC)(link)
If the answer you receive in the teacher-student conference gone awry is yes, I'd be all for Anthony being there.
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[personal profile] professorwolf 2013-04-06 05:26 pm (UTC)(link)
All right! Also, The Psionic is apparently doing some hacking to get files on the three people mentioned for Lyall... I'm not sure if his mun has contacted you, but if not, what will that get Lyall?

I don't think it's required to play out, as that looks like all the information he could glean at his current level of understanding/sneakiness is what you gave me there... so I'm good with handwaving and using this info in particular :) So thanks!

I'll put up a network post for Lyall and his students to get this started. Though if the hunting party happens first, does that mean ours is moot, or will we be allowed to mutated humans to play with?
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[personal profile] professorwolf 2013-04-06 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Possibly so... I HAVE kind of been throwing Lyall at EVERYTHING OMG. Let's see which group gets the required amount of people first, I suppose?

I can have him talk about the police station trip and statue with people instead, if we don't get a mutant... give the kids something "safe" to do by doing research on those symbols and snakes in mythology and whether anything else like that is cropping up in the city :: chinscratches ::

[personal profile] dorkytracksuit 2013-04-07 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
I'd really like to try and get to fight the mutant if its okay? Since Davin is trying to track the vermini and stop them I think it makes more narrative sense, but we can sort something out if you like?

edit: like maybe lyall can be part of their meetup and be involved that way? anyone else who wants can come too? seems easier to involve everyone who wants to go if we do it that way than thinking of someway for the other chars to go to a student safety meeting, but if you have any other ideas let me know?
Edited 2013-04-07 00:55 (UTC)
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[personal profile] professorwolf 2013-04-07 02:51 am (UTC)(link)
Nah, it's cool, you guys can have it. Since I did get the police station thing, and I came up with something else to do with that meeting anyhow.

And Lyall is dead set against the animal hunt, so getting him involved is a no go X3 It's fine. You guys go kill a mutant.
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[personal profile] horrorterribubble 2013-04-07 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah - I was kind of hoping to get to be a part of the mutant thing? It doesn't even have to be with the hunting party specifically, but I think that making these things into a WHOEVER THROWS UP THE POST FIRST WITHOUT DISCUSSING battle is pretty massively lame. I had been intending on making an OOC post trying to make sure anyone interested could get involved in the event, but then I saw that it was being debated here.

So like...if you want Lyall there anyway i'm for it? But I would appreciate if you could share the love in regards to plot stuff especially since it's not as if other people were being secretive about doing the hunting thing.

(Not to mention since this is a collaborative narrative, it really just comes down to a backdating battle in terms of what comes first which is pretty much the opposite of fun.)
Edited 2013-04-07 01:03 (UTC)
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[personal profile] professorwolf 2013-04-07 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
I'm ceding it to you guys. Lyall is dead set against going animal hunting (and would be useless anyhow).

But yes, if there are one-group-only set-ups in the future, there needs to be some kind of means of determining who gets it besides "first come first served". Sign-ups and randomization perhaps?
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[personal profile] horrorterribubble 2013-04-07 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
To be honest, I hate artificial feeling "sign up" scenarios and randomization as much as first come first serve stuff. Unless by "sign ups" you just mean like...making a list of who's interested and making it work. Honestly, since the game isn't very large, I don't think it's a lot to ask just to have some amount of OOC discussion about these things. Like, even just making an OOC post that is like "Okay, here's a plot opportunity, who wants in and how can we make it work?" would go a long way.

We don't have nearly a huge enough player base to demand much more than that yet.
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[personal profile] professorwolf 2013-04-07 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
I kinda thought that this WAS a post for discussing the plot opportunity, which is why when a second request went up I asked whether we could both try it out. And when I was told no, I came up with another reason for Lyall's meeting. I left it open just in case. I'm sorry if that looked like I was trying to steal the event, I didn't mean to.

However we wanna do it, I'm happy to go with it.
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[personal profile] twopercent 2013-04-06 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
"At present, the invaders do not even know there could be resistance outside of ordinary human society and are not going to be chasing the players yet. Emphasis on yet."

So, being the Bad Decision Dinosaur that he is, how much would it mess that up for everyone if Jack decided to actively pursue and confront the General? ...You don't have to answer that because that's actually what I want to have Jack do. Is it possible to find out where he'll be later that evening, if Jack calls old pals at the base?

And if it is possible, how deadly would a confrontation be on a scale of one to smushed-to-a-fine-paste? Jack might have a bit of a death wish, but I'm kind of attached to him. ;A;
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[personal profile] twopercent 2013-04-06 10:47 am (UTC)(link)
I figure a few things will slip just because of the specific questions Jack has about what the hell is going on (network, invasion, who/whatever "it" is), but otherwise... It's a good thing I can mash like a pro, huh? I was talking with Casval's mun, and having him help is probably a good way to get Jack out once things go bad.

Fun fun! ...also it's too bad he didn't wait for the next day to hear the news about Paul's family, huh? 8| What's going to happen as far as his wife and son, if anything?

And what's the next step as far as doing this thing? Action log time, or just settling the fine details~?
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[personal profile] thewalkingdork 2013-04-06 12:00 pm (UTC)(link)
For something this important I'd like to play it out but since that takes a while, think we should hash out some details beforehand. How much exactly Jack will reveal and how long he'll be captured. The most likely course of events from my end will be, after getting the snot kicked out of him Jack will be stuck in a bunker the base maintains and interrogated for a few hours by some soldiers loyal to the general, followed by a more personal face to face with the big bald guy himself, involving a monologue about how this is all for the best & the future of humanity, blah blah I bet if he wasn't reincarnated he'd be tired of that by now.

Then he'd be left to stew for a bit, which would give him time to get on the network.

AND as for Jack's family, nothing yet. Presently he's General Miller's problem and Albero is the guy who fucks with families. But expect it to be used against him in the future nonetheless.
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[personal profile] twopercent 2013-04-06 12:35 pm (UTC)(link)
The general is an AI isn't he? ISN'T HE?! ...wait no, that doesn't work at all. I'll file my big pile of Echo requests in the appropriate place. :P

From my end I see it as:
Jack comes up with a pretense to be visiting the base that evening, finds a place to hide out until later that night, and confronts the general in his home (assuming he lives alone. If not, it'll have to be his office I guess) with gun in hand. Main questions, if he even gets that far, not necessarily in these exact words mind you:
* Why are you covering up and what is with the weird animals? Why did you have to kill Paul?
* Who... well, what... is "IT"?
* What conflict? And what was that about humanity going extinct?
* Does this have something to do with the Network?

I assume he'll get a beatdown even if he does shoot at the General - Jack, you've really got to stop fighting people when you're missing one/both arms. He won't spill anything (past the implications of his questions that people saw Paul's death and are communicating on some kind of network) once shit goes down.

Oh yeah, and for the sake of network posting, what exactly will they have done to him? :V

...feel free to use Jack's family against him at any and all times. :>
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[personal profile] twopercent 2013-04-06 02:22 pm (UTC)(link)
...! :o

Is Jack going to get anything useful (even a hint) he can share or is the General just gonna string him along? Knowing that he can grab bullets out of the air is definitely one protip, at least.

Ffffffff... nothing quite like naked torture times. It keeps happening! Timeline-wise, I guess this means they'd leave him alone really late at night/early morning-ish?

Edited 2013-04-06 14:23 (UTC)
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[personal profile] twopercent 2013-04-06 03:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay! That's some good info to spread, and I guess he can pull a Paul Ben. Any other details we should know about the bunker for escape RP purposes? Will Jack have an idea of where he is?

Also, does this mean it's time to start up an action log now? =D
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[personal profile] twopercent 2013-04-06 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
What, you mean he won't have to run around the base stark naked? I'm shocked, shocked, I tell you.

And yay, will do!


[personal profile] dorkytracksuit 2013-04-06 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
In a couple minutes I'm going to be making a post with this char, asking people if they want to meet up to pursue some of the mutated animals. What I'm wondering is how things will be sorted if enough people volunteer. Would it be a log with the mod (you, obviously) playing the mutated human or would we just hash out the result ooc?
Edited 2013-04-06 02:51 (UTC)
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[personal profile] horrorterribubble 2013-04-06 05:03 am (UTC)(link)
SECONDING THIS, Cori is looking into getting people together as well, quite possible in collaboration with Davin depending on how their theirs go, lol.
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[personal profile] reapsthewind 2013-04-06 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
Can we get an Echo from Paul's death even if it's not directly related to our canon? And how much of an encounter with the Vermini / critters do we have to have to get an Echo?


[personal profile] dorkytracksuit 2013-04-07 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
okay. obvs i did this in a messed up order. given davin's hacking skills i assumed he could hack the police database, which was not cool. but can he hack them? i'm okay with any kind of repercussions you want to make from this, though obviously if he did it he would try to leave as little tracks behind as poss.


[personal profile] dorkytracksuit 2013-04-07 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah. I realized that a couple of hours ago actually. I don't know why but when I wrote the app it didn't occur too me to specify his hacking skills as part of his computer related abilities. It was a very stupid move on my part, and I am very sorry about it. I can amend my app if you prefer? Either way this won't happen again!

Um as for hacking stuff he won't really poke around much, he's only looking for info on the people in and mentioned in Paul's death video. Unless something suspicious jumps out at him that's all he'll go for.


[personal profile] dorkytracksuit 2013-04-07 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes I totally understand. I can't apologize enough.

As for the police chief would there be any personal information in the system, like addresses, or soc security numbers?


[personal profile] secondcomingof 2013-04-07 01:24 am (UTC)(link)
Alright. So. Since Jack appears to be in a bit of a pickle right now and Casval's got some influence on base and thus reason to be around.

What are the limitations to a rescue operation? Would he able to get into the bunker peacefully after sniffing around for some information and working the magic of said influence (i.e. lying and saying he totally needs to see Jack, for reals, he's part of the crew guys) or is he gonna have to mow down some dudes to get it done? I'd like to make this happen because to be honest Casval's got both the CR with Jack and may be one of the few people here with the means to do it but I don't want to step on any toes re: godmoding your NPCs so some rules and boundaries as to what I can and can't do in this situation would be appreciated.