[IC] Four Horsemen: Black Gold

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Re: [IC] Four Horsemen: Black Gold

Post by mrdent12 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:22 pm

The mohawk sporting black market surveillance gear dealer confirms the account and in normal fashion for shady types of deals doesn't bother asking details or reasons. Simply, the ask is how much do you want as the van opens. It's full of equipment, most of which Kaito can guess the price of, but money being of little object doesn't really play a role. Short of infiltrating a secure government facility, there is enough gear to monitor anything.

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Re: [IC] Four Horsemen: Black Gold

Post by Flynnarrel » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:45 pm

Without going into specifics, Kaito will load up his van with things he thinks he might need in order to surveil and hack in to the rig for both this job and ways he might get around an illusionist's abilities including infrared and radio/sonar spectral-mappers. [Whatever he might need for an Invention]
"I promised an associate I'd ask; you don't happen to have gasses, poisons, anything else from the Anarchist's Cookbook, would you?"

With business concluded he'll go in to the store to get whatever was needed for paint grenades, smoke bombs, firecrackers if they have them, and a case of coke.
"Something pithy this way comes."

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Re: [IC] Four Horsemen: Black Gold

Post by mrdent12 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:55 am

The black market is known for its discretion as long as the moneys right. In Kaitos case, it obviously is as the seller asks few questions and heads out after the gear is gotten only saying Kaito can get all the paintball stuff and smoke party supplies he wants in the Walmart. Inside the Walmart, it is a true center of town type store with the paint grenades, fireworks, and other party supplies. It doesn't have smoke bombs, but it does have supplies like smoke generators, gas disposal projectiles meant for gardening, and such that can be put together for home made smoke grenades.
I'll say Kaito has grabbed what he needed without going into too much detail.

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Re: [IC] Four Horsemen: Black Gold

Post by Sakuro » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:08 am

Garald Medvedev
HP: 1
CND: Healthy


Garald keeps himself apprised of the area around them while he waits for Mike to finish with the phone call. When he is informed that their target is not with their family and that there had been no suspicious inquiries into the man, a singular not of acknowledgement is given. THen he sends off a message over the mental link that the three Horsemen shared.

"We're finished on our end Kaito. Will you meet back at rondeau point."

Either walking, or carrying Mike and inhuman speeds, he escorts his cross dressing companion to the meet up spot and stays out of they way until Kaito rejoins them and they employ the ring to relocate. Back at the base of operations Mike and Kaito had set up previously Garald begins taking his gloves off.

"What preparations will you be making before the event?"

The Russain spoke openly to the room, offering either party an chance to speak up with something they wanted to get done ahead of time.
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Re: [IC] Four Horsemen: Black Gold

Post by Flynnarrel » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:35 am

Kaito

"Well, I've been going over the schematics. I can cover most of the important intersections and get cameras on all the rooms big enough to have big meetings in and important parties after. I can get radio spectrometers in those rooms too, just in case there are any illusions used. Give a few hours and I can get a set of goggles that might be able to cut through illusions and invisibility... for Garald. I can be introduced as a random tech guy." Kaito gestures at sets of overalls, hard hat, and clipboards. "Garald too if need be."
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Re: [IC] Four Horsemen: Black Gold

Post by Doctor Malsyn » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:59 pm

Image The Cognagion
2 HP | LP 5
Status: Normal
-—o—-

He left the woman with one last parting message, "Isn't it about time for a break?"

The message hidden in his words would ring clear to the woman. 'Get your daughter, get in the car, take a drive. Keep driving, don't stop, don't pick up any calls from anyone but me.' In a sense, they were going to kidnap themselves, get lost along the highways.

Back at base Mike started to remove his disguise, makign sure there was no smudge of makeup left behind. Wouldn't do to come back to this body a few days from now and have to deal with weird crusting on his face. "I've sent the pair along on a little trip, that's pretty much the extent of everything I needed to do. Swaying the oil rig to our cause can be done tomorrow as I mingle with my 'coworkers'."
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Re: [IC] Four Horsemen: Black Gold

Post by Sakuro » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:16 pm

Garald Medvedev
HP: 1
CND: Healthy


When Mike updates them on the situation with Leon's family Garald offers a single nod. Both in acknowledgement and approval of his getting ahead of matters.

"Good."

Garald mulls on Kaito's voiced desired to setup special surveillance and design some goggles that might allow the piercing of illusions. After some thought he responds in an even timber.

"Time is a factor. I suggest that you start on the goggles. Rather than you doing all of the surveillance setup we should try to arrange for Mike's people to do that for us. Even better if Mike can get some people on the rig before he makes his transfer to Roger's body. Once you and I are on site, it is pretty much go-time. There is no reason to wait for a public event when we know Leon owns the Gold Bars"
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Re: [IC] Four Horsemen: Black Gold

Post by Flynnarrel » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:07 pm

Kaito

"I can have the specifications designed in an hour*, Constructing them would take about 5^. I can do two pair in 10 hours. Good thing I don't need much sleep." Kaito jokes.

*Counters illusion, 2 points + Counters invisibility, 2 points,+ Subtle, 1 point: Design check -10 for 2 steps of time reduction [15min/point], routine check should pass (Only allowed on Design phase).
^Construction check at -10 for 2 steps time reduction [1hrs/point] DC15, rolling 1d20+8
Tech: 1D20+8 = [7]+8 = 15
barely! OMG!
Tech: 1D20+8 = [17]+8 = 25
easily,
2 pairs of spectral glasses created. They shouldn't look much different than normal glasses. DC24 perception to notice something odd about them.
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Re: [IC] Four Horsemen: Black Gold

Post by mrdent12 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:47 am

Kaito works through the night on the glasses. It takes a few attempts, but he finally gets it right. Given the various tricks e had to pull though, they won't last for very long once turned beyond a simple test.

As the night goes on, Mike can feel his grasp on his thralls starting to slip beyond the balance that was being maintained. He feels like is finally having a net loss his thralls. Its only a very small loss for the newer ones, but it is still a loss.
Mikes megolmania complication comes into effect if you choose. If he starts acting more rashly due to the loss of his thralls, he gets an HP. I will leave the option open for Mike somehow keeping it together. For definitions sake, rashly is letting his drive to get the necklace causing his power loss trump logical reasoning during the scene on the rig.

There was mention of preparing on the rig, so if you do arrive early to allow for Kaito to finish the glasses, it would be 4:30 AM at the earliest.

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Re: [IC] Four Horsemen: Black Gold

Post by Doctor Malsyn » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:51 am

ooc: During the night... Mike would be dead, with the Cognagion getting itself situated in John's mind.
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Re: [IC] Four Horsemen: Black Gold

Post by Sakuro » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:31 am

Garald Medvedev
HP: 1
CND: Healthy


Garald nodded slowly after Kaito gave his estimates. The young man worked faster than Garald had anticipated. Or at least his estimate was shorter. Seeing that Kaito was starting right in on his work Garald gave a final reminder.

"Don't forget to send the supplies ahead of us to the rig. They get mail, and supply shipments, I would expect."

At that he makes eye contact with Mike, then tilts his head to the door, wordlessly signaling for the creature to accompany him. Garald exits the room and if Mike follows he leads his companion a discrete distance away from Kaito.

"You ready to move on to your new body? About how long do you think it will take till your situated? We need to be in place by noon at the latest."

After getting the information, and as long as Mike was ready, Garald reached a hand out to the Horseman's through and slowly closed his hand to cut off his air supply. Then Garald looked on Mike's face and watched his body die.
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Re: [IC] Four Horsemen: Black Gold

Post by Doctor Malsyn » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:51 am

Image Beautiful Mike

Mike placed the can down on the table, savoring the taste as it swished around his tastebuds. This body had a preference for more bitter flavors, which gave the cola an oddly unpleasant aftertaste that the entity piloting it felt shouldn't have been there. " ...Roger is weaker willed then he appears, there's a lot of vulnerabilities in his mind I can exploit. It may take the whole night, but... I'll be done by morning. And you'll know when I do."

He took one last breath as if to brace himself, yet he held it for long enough that doubt was starting to cross into his mind. Turning around he began to expel it with a complaint "What's taking you so-"

Crack

Mike slumped to the ground, and the entity once known as Eric slipped away from the light of Mike's eyes.

Image The Cognagion

There wasn't an all encompassing darkness like it expected, though that wasn't there last time either. Rather, it was more.... something brighter. It wasn't limitless either, there were walls. It felt so tangible to the entity that it was easy to picture reaching out a hand to touch the walls of it's cage.

Where was it now? What was this space? This... limbo? Was this what it liked to be dead, where all human souls actually ended up when their bodies perished? Everyone, doomed to exist in their celestial cages only to be plucked open at the whimsy of their gods.

Perhaps instead, it was a punishment for all the horrors caused by the entity when it was initially mortal, or as a consequence for what was done under the label of Horseman.

Whatever this location was, something about it felt impermanent, transitory. It imagined fingers trailing over that invisible wall, the tips glancing over a seam. Nails dug into the crack to force it wider, and then with both hands the wall was split apart and something even brighter grasped at it's form.

The Cognagion felt itself walk through and be reborn again.

Image Roger Smith

9:21
He wasn't supposed to smoke on the rig, but this sudden headache has been an absolute pain in the ass and none of the aspirin he's taken seems to be doing anything. Maybe he was going through a caffeine withdrawal, the crap the served on the rig didn't satisfy his tastes in the least. What he wouldn't do for something with a double shot of espresso, whip cream, mocha powdered on top with a stick of chocolate poky to really complete the flavor bouquet. So what if it was a 'hipster drink'? It wouldn't be popular if it didn't taste damn good.

Fucking hell- Why won't the headache go away already?!

11:31
It's only been two hours and already he was on his fifth smoke and third aspirin, because the first two weren't helping for shit. Finally there was some semblance of relief, enough for him to focus on what was happening tomorrow. Dammit, why did he even have to go? He never liked these pompous parties where a buncha men and woman in too-tight suits gather up and pretend they've done something important when really, it's still just another meaningless business transaction.

They've done this same song and dance how many times now, and still everyone was smiling just a little too hard and acting like this was some big event. It wasn't. Why the hell did he agree to come to this party? He wanted his god damn double-shot extra whip chai mocha benti with it's chocolate stick!

Why did he care so much about coffee?!

2:12
They should be listening to him but instead they're, they're- Why weren't the listening to him? He's the one in charge here. He's the god damn manager of this whole operation but they were treating him like dirt and kept- kept leaving. Why was everyone walking off the job when something so damn IMPORTANT was going on tomorrow?

3:45
No sleep. No sleep. He can't sleep. There was too much going on tomorrow and he just couldn't sleep. Those pricks. Who did they think they were? This wasn't what he wanted, this was never what he wanted. He cared about something once upon a time, didn't he? What was it, what the hell was it, why were his memories so damn hazy yet so crystal clear at the same time? It didn't make sense. Nothing made sense. Nothing- nothing made sense except for- for- Burning. Burning.

Something- something had to burn. What was it? What the hell was it?

5:37
Same damn thing over and over and over again.

Clock in, clock out. Clock in, clock out. Pull this lever, push that file. Pull that lever, push this file. Sit through this talk, sit through that talk. Fire this man, hire that woman. Drill, drill, drill. Cover the leak, pretend it never happened. Tuck your hand under the table, get payed a little more. Money, money, money. More and more over and over and over and over-

It had to stop. This stupid cycle had to stop. Needed to come down. Had to- had to-

Burn. It all had to burn. Starting with this rig, it all had to burn.

7:49
Listen to me. Listen. LISTEN! I said you need to LISTEN to me! Stop! Stop leaving! You have to- to stop! You're ruining it, ruining the plan, ruining the network. Why won't you stop closing your minds? You heard my message. You agreed. You believed. You wanted it too. Now you're all leaving, leaving, leaving-

You're going to kill us all! Get BACK HERE-

8:59
Those pricks. Those pricks. Those bloody, good for nothing, angelic wannabes! How dare they do this to me? I had it all laid out. Everything was going fine. We were even playing nice with the stupid humans and not just taking it from her cold corpse, and this is my thanks? They were happier before! Everyone was on the same wavelength, nobody would even kill eachother so long as I was right there with them, but now- now they don't listen. They keep moving about doing their own damn human things, and you know what that means? Killing, raping, stealing- All of that and more. You did that. You think I'm a monster for what I did to them? There's no more obedience, no more people listening, all because of you.

Fuck you. Fuck all of you. Fuck this subtlety, I want you bastards to come. I want you t-too... To listen to me. Listen. To. Me.

...What happened to me...


Image The Cognagion
1 HP | LP 5
Status: Normal
-—o—-

Roger gasped, and the last vestiges of what made him him... Flickered away.

He flexed his dark, slender fingers to check each individual digit. Twisted his arms to the side, spinning them a full three hundred and sixty degrees to discover his limits. Traced the lines of his chin while glancing at his reflection in the expensive laptop on his desk. Just for kicks, he unzipped his pants and took a look at what his equipment looked like too.

In the end Roger stood in the mirror of his bathroom, hands instinctively moving and pulling a black tie taught around his neck. Roger had always preferred a more casual approach to business-wear, hadn't even ordered a new suit for what was happening in just a few hours. He smiled at his reflection, teeth a perfect pearly white. For just an instant, his brown eyes flashed red.

"New day, new me~" He hummed in sing-song through his link with the other horseman.
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Re: [IC] Four Horsemen: Black Gold

Post by Sakuro » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:54 pm

Garald Medvedev
HP: 1
CND: Healthy


Garald waits a few seconds after, holding Mike's corpse in his hand. Then he scoops up the body and stows it away in a large freezer that had been prepared at Cognagion's prior request. Afterwards, while Kaito was busy working of glasses he hoped would allow them to see through illusions, Garald packaged and packed up the gear Kaito had acquired for the operation. Electronics tucked into waterproof backpacks. Paint grenades tucked into three sets of belts. He event made sure they had some good wet-wear and a set of clothes to change into after they departed from the water. Along with the disguises Kaito had arranged. Best to have a backup when they needed to shed the disguises.

The travel from Dallas to New Orleans was about six and a half minutes, if Garald was taking his time and being careful not to be noticed. Towards the end of Kaito's gadgeteering Garald transported the backpacks full of electronics to New Orleans and scouted out the route to the rig underwater. Beneath the water's surface he employed some tricks navy commandos and even submarines used to avoid sonar detection. Hugging close to the ocean floor. Then finding a spot to stash the electrics he made sure they were covered up and weighted down in a spot he could find later.

Garald was back at the base in Dallas when Congagion's voice chimed in their heads. Humming his reemergence. While he physically looked for Kaito the Russian spoke over the Horseman's mental link.

"Anything in Roger's head that's we need to know?"

When he eventually found Kaito, in whatever that the tech savy teen was in, Garald rapped his knuckled over a nearby wall to get the youth's attention.

"Yu ready to move out? It'll take us about seven minutes to reach the rig."
OOC wrote:Garald intends to do some scouting before we move in, to make sure there aren't any surprises underwater. Moving at Speed and Quickness 12 with a -1 on the Speed rank for trying to be Stealthy.

Here is a Stealth check: Stealth: 1D20+13 = [9]+13 = 22

Here is a Perception check: Perception: 1D20+10 = [9]+10 = 19
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Re: [IC] Four Horsemen: Black Gold

Post by Flynnarrel » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:43 pm

Kaito packs the glasses and tools he was using into one of the waterproof bags reserved for this purpose. "Speeding through the water at Mach whatever is going to be a lot different than submerging myself in the bath. I hope these crazy powers hold out." He says looping the bag over his head and settling it across his chest, gripping it like a debutante clutching pearls.

"Ready." he lies, but it was now or never.
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Re: [IC] Four Horsemen: Black Gold

Post by mrdent12 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:40 am

In the morning on the rig, everyone is getting ready for the upcoming visit. A normal day on the rig would be mainly work and what one would expect from a more rugged life living on an oil rig. It wasn't completely rugged, but compared to being on land it was less luxuries. Today though there was efforts already underway to make the operation look in tip top shape for the VIP's to show even with all the craziness in the world the oil rig and the vast wealth of oil underneath it would keep providing. Roger had a full day of making sure everything ran smoothly. Cognagion would see the clip board with the check list, assignment of personel, and by virtue of being in the manager have access to the rigs computers.

Under the water, Garald doesn't see anything that was out of the ordinary. The pumps were running fine and the oil was flowing. On one of the pipes, there was signs of someone who recently did some welding to fix a small leak. Around the fix was some dead fish. There is no sign of the others or any opposition to the Horsemens attempts to get the bracelet.

As Roger/Cognagion go about their business, Garald and Kaito arrive after a crazy trip under water. Anyone without Horsemen enhancements who have died not soon after the trip began due to the speed. With two hours until the helicopter arrives with the VIP's, the two read the rig with the water proof bags of equipment.
I need a straight up d20 roll for Cognagion.

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