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a seg is just a security guard right? I was going to reply ic but maybe this is a good place to screenwipe unless anyone has question or other reasons not to go to next area

I've been in hospital with a MYSTERY INFECTION (TM) and i'm way better now but boy that was a bad couple of nights and they still dont know what was up

Re: Battalion OOC thread by VillainVillain, 22 Jan 2020 14:25

“If you're asking how much of Firebrand is legit, then maybe half. If you're asking how much of my operation is legit, then all of it. I'm a Security guard," Ridwyler mutters bitterly. "So anything goes.”

There’s a scrape at the door. Ridwyler shouts for the visitor to enter.

It’s Riks. “Sorry chief but there’s a seg going door to door asking for whoever’s in charge.” Hooded or not, the Desz radiates worry. “She’s got a mech with her.”

“Fuck. All right folks. I hope you’ll consider my offer but I’ve got pressing matters to attend to.” Ridwyler’s accent has popped back as smoothly as it left. “Riks, could you show our guests to the spare hab? In case they decide to stay the night, y’see.”

The Desz nods and holds the door open, motioning for Luqzt and the others to follow him out.

Re: Battalion IC thread by EdcrabEdcrab, 17 Jan 2020 21:50

Grag is starting to sober up. This is so rare that he considers injecting himself in front of the undercover cop, and he thinks better of it. That's how sober he's got..

"It took until you mentioning the Civil War for me to realise that not ALL of Firebrand is a front. I'm having trouble keeping up because I'm not from around here." He looks at the casino. "How much of this is Security's plan? And how much of it is you"

Grag coughs. "Although real question is how much of what you're doing is legal?"

Re: Battalion IC thread by AlbionestAlbionest, 13 Jan 2020 21:40

"If you had really wanted to drop me out of a window? I guess I'd fall and break my neck, and then there'd be an investigation, and then they'd find you and atomise you and neither of us would make the news," Ridwyler muses, with sing-song affectation. "So I'm glad you didn't drop me out of a window."

“I’m not a big fish, and this isn’t even a pond, it’s a flooded drain someplace with shitty fish in it. And no, I don’t think my peers have a clue, but Firebrand is practically a franchise these days: so many splinters and offshoots and half of them don’t even check in with each other. But they were never one of the big ones. The big syndicates, I mean. Strictly a gang. They never really made it off Ucelsia: got wrecked bigtime by both sides in the Civil War and generally just struggled after that.

“And lets say Riks and his guys are loyal to me rather than loyal to Firebrand or Security. I don’t get Desz culture,” he adds, as if remembering who he’s talking to, “but Riks owed me a favour or two and he thought that was a big deal. He reckoned working for me was the easiest way of axing that debt.”

Ridwyler’s latest cigar has gone out. He dumps it in the ashtray. “I want to help this sector. And I’m one of the only guards out there who thinks there’s better ways of helping a sector than having Security Mechs looming on every damn street corner. Or having gangsters dropping each other out of windows.”

Re: Battalion IC thread by EdcrabEdcrab, 09 Jan 2020 23:28

"I'm an iklo who went awol but can we step back for a sec here… exactly how much of all this is a security operation"

"more to the point I take it nobody else in firebrand knows what you're doing with this part of it"

Luqzt exhales loudly, a loud gurgling noise that only a desz could make. "Hell what about your three Desz bodyguards? Do they know you're a cop?"

Re: Battalion IC thread by VillainVillain, 06 Jan 2020 15:51

At some point, Kree heaves the man back into the building.

"Normally I'm an agent of a vast paramilitary conspiracy more ancient and complex than it's possible to conceive," she says, not bothering to apologise, "like most us are. But at the moment I'm just a pilot on shore leave."

Casually, she peeks behind 'Ridwyler's' desk, hunting for anything. A bomb. A turret control. She'd really expected more security. "So this is why we're meeting a gang boss, outnumbering him four to one, who's without some kind of insurance policy. You're too poor?" She shakes her head. "I don't want to give you notes here, but … what if I really had wanted to drop you out a window? It's a common form of criminal execution where I'm from."

"And if I understand it correctly you're asking us to … join a Security-backed sting operation of some kind? Or just keep the peace in this sector somehow."

Re: Battalion IC thread by IriahIriah, 02 Jan 2020 15:12

Yeah, same as the guys you encountered at the abandoned pharmacy. Presumably Ridwyler has a different role than the armoured beat cops, something akin to a detective. I'm not sure if I've called them the Security Service before: I imagine they're the kind of organisation that's near-exclusively referred to as "Security" if you're on Ucelsia

Re: Battalion OOC thread by EdcrabEdcrab, 27 Dec 2019 21:06

Are they the ucelsia/Domarian police force? Or a different group?

Re: Battalion OOC thread by AlbionestAlbionest, 24 Dec 2019 00:48

Deets on Security Service?

Re: Battalion OOC thread by Slinger RingoSlinger Ringo, 23 Dec 2019 06:34

Arling's hands go through a quick gesture - a lower decks sign of warding against pain from on high.

"Warrens scum here, but last I left it I was.. uh, senior Warrens scum. Events may have over taken my understanding of the current situation however."

Re: Battalion IC thread by Slinger RingoSlinger Ringo, 23 Dec 2019 06:33

Ridwyler touches his throat and taps his foot, as if reassuring himself that one is ungripped and the other is on firm ground. His eyes flick across the party and he gives Arling a nod.

"Firebrand is in trouble," he says simply. He does have a slight Inner Ascorvien accent, but it's clear now that he was exaggerating it before. “Assets sold off, personnel moved on, rep in gutter, about what you’d expect trying to compete with old Lodorion blood like the Borels.”

“I got reason to believe some of those sold assets included high-end gear from the End Cult, or the Conglomerate, or fuck only knows. That mech you beat down? Part of a cache the young dickhead who ran this area before me auctioned off.”

Ridwyler takes a deep breath. He’s wrestling with something, and it’s not an easy fight. With slow care, he reaches into his jacket and pulls out a nondescript beige square.

“Red Eyes, huh? Thought I recognised you. Your people put down a real big threllite a year or two back. That thing was killing Association workers, and the department refused to send anyone after it. But your gang? You went after it the same day it hit your encampment. You don’t do shit by halves.”

Ridwyler grips the square and peels the protective plastic away, revealing the golden shield emblem of the Security Service, glinting in the glare of the casino signs.

“Sergeant Art Ridwyler. Sort of undercover. Floundering. Pissed off.” He puts the badge away. “If any of you are with agencies yourselves, now’s the time to say.”

Re: Battalion IC thread by EdcrabEdcrab, 22 Dec 2019 22:55

Arling had moved only half a second behind Kree, turning to cover the group's back rather than wait to find out Kree's plan. Now he spared a glance over his shoulder before relaxing ever so slightly.

"I'm not sure if you're aware, Kree, but a lot of organizations that operate… in an extralegal capacity, say… place a lot of emphasis on appearances of power and respect. It lets everyone know where authority derives from in cases where consequences of one's actions may be unclear.

And while I am certain that everyone in this room can conceive of a situation where dangling our host out a window may, in fact, be an appropriate course of action, I would like to postulate that this is not such a time."

Arling takes a deep breath and fully relaxes from his ready stance. "Also we may need to discuss what the Red Eyes can do for Firebrand."

He looks meaningfully at Ridwyler

Re: Battalion IC thread by Slinger RingoSlinger Ringo, 21 Dec 2019 00:57

To be fair if he had hulked out and bodyslammed Kree, that would've been an adequate answer to her suspicions.

Re: Battalion OOC thread by IriahIriah, 20 Dec 2019 15:13

Luqzt sighs. "I hope you still want to work with us but if not.. I'll kick Kree's ass." pause then adds "Metaphoricaly. I want to keep my legs"

"But in her defence this is kind of a weird set up you've got here and if you dont want to throw us out, I'd like to know what's going on before we go further. what's really going on"

Re: Battalion IC thread by VillainVillain, 19 Dec 2019 22:49

think kind of thing where 1 is average for a PLAYER but still pretty good. 5 is like peak human, 10 is superhuman. thats just how i interpret it btw ed might say otherwise"!

Re: Battalion OOC thread by VillainVillain, 19 Dec 2019 22:47

What does a 1 (2?) in strength equate to? How average is an exigency PC, really. It is like how in D&D you have implied stats even beyond your ability scores because surely you need a certain amount of CON for your 18 STR to function, even if on paper you CON is 7 or similarly low.

Re: Battalion OOC thread by AlbionestAlbionest, 17 Dec 2019 16:26

"I'd cry personally," says Grag. "I feel like crying right now." He edges away from the window in case there are snipers nearby.

"i think Kree is trying to see how genuine you are about working with us… by trying to make you not want to work with us. It's. Uh." Grag trails off. "Honestly that makes no sense but it's the kind of thing I'd do too. So."

Re: Battalion IC thread by AlbionestAlbionest, 17 Dec 2019 16:25

Most of all, I regret not really knowing/deciding how strong Kree is or should be. I kinda assume speed means some weird kind of strength but maybe she isn't really strong enough to manhandle someone.

Still, I felt like doing one of them Renegade Interrupts!

Re: Battalion OOC thread by IriahIriah, 16 Dec 2019 13:05

The startled gang boss doesn't resist. He's heavier than he looks, and Kree has to employ far more effort than she was expecting to.

Ridwyler blinks twice, slowly and deliberately. He's still holding the cigar.

"A question," he begins. His accent is slipping. "How do you expect me to react to this?"

He's not talking to Kree.

Re: Battalion IC thread by EdcrabEdcrab, 15 Dec 2019 23:16

Sorry, I'm around! And yes it sucks but right this second I'm not planning to dwell on it

Re: Battalion OOC thread by EdcrabEdcrab, 15 Dec 2019 23:16
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