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[18:29:29] <@Fats> The runners are still in chase of the harbour dispatch, who went into hiding with the trideo pirates at Verkhovaya-16 base.
[18:29:29] <@Fats> As the sun went down, Red Scorpion placed explosives at their fuel dump and power station, and went on to the bottom of the flight control tower, only to be confounded by the fact there was someone on duty there.
[18:29:29] <@Fats> Meanwhile, Che and Kit drove up to the gate, engaged the guard in conversation, and convinced him to patch them through to the local boss.
[18:29:33] <@Fats> His face is floating before you as you sit at the wheel, Che. It's made up of sky-coloured poligons divided by lighter lines, making him barely recognizable. He doesn't appear to be glad to see you, judging by the heavily accented "Yes, what do you want, slaughterers for hire?" he greeted you with.
[18:30:32] <Red_S> (am I aware of their conversation?)
[18:31:09] <Che> - Konbanwa. We're looking for some information.
[18:31:25] <@Fats> * perhaps if they decide to send you a feed
[18:32:23] <@Fats> - What kind of information? Some things, I can tell you for a price.
[18:33:08] <Kit_Remoni> + Suggest meeting in private location, guards don't need to hear this
[18:33:14] <Che> * Hmm, wait a sec I'll try to remember my planned speech.
[18:33:45] <Kit_Remoni> + since we overall want him to betray someone he 'erased', it probably will work better in private
[18:34:12] <Kit_Remoni> * you wanted to point out that this dude is bad news and anyone connected to him might be better of without him
[18:34:25] <Kit_Remoni> * dude = Avenger
[18:34:26] <Che> - I'd rather discuss it at more private place, unless you wholeheartly trust your men.
[18:35:07] * Red_S is patiently waiting with her gun trained on the guard in her path, waiting for an order or a sign to act.
[18:35:37] <@Fats> - I trust them well enough, - he replies dryly, the l's becoming r's as usual.
[18:36:26] <Red_S> *moshi moshi shadowrunner desu
[18:36:47] <Che> - Well, we're about some boat.
[18:37:30] <@Fats> - We don't deal in boats, you're looking for a place a dozen kilometers to the South, - the reply is straight-faced.
[18:38:19] <@Fats> Red_S, just to keep us at the same page: you're at the bottom of a flight control tower, there's someone (you don't really know who) up inside.
[18:38:48] <Red_S> (ohhh in that case I'm going to creep on em
[18:38:58] <Red_S> (with gun prepared of course
[18:40:15] <Che> - Ok, if you want it straight, then we believe that you helped some local miscreant to hide his trace, and said miscreant is very annoyed all the powerful people in the city, and those people won't stop at anything to get a lead on him, and soon they can be here with a more agressive approach to diplomacy, then we are.
[18:42:07] <@Fats> - And by "powerful people" you must mean "heads of the local criminal syndicates who survive as parasites; killing, robbing and exploiting for a living", am I correct? The people who you work for, and who you will sell us out to?
[18:42:16] <Che> - And if you want to survive another year without meeting those people and your angry client then it is in your best interest to provide us some details, so we can wrap up his bussiness early.
[18:42:55] <@Fats> Red_S, you creep up to the door at the bottom of the tower; it's locked. You can see simple mechanical lock keeping it closed.
[18:43:29] * Red_S prepares the autopicker attached to her suit.
[18:43:30] <Che> - Well, we're not working for them per se, there're no shortage of annoyed people, personally he screwed some of our own operations.
[18:44:55] <@Fats> * Red_S, do roll Agility+Locksmith+Autopicker rating
[18:45:04] <Red_S> (gotcha)
[18:45:24] <@Fats> - How horrible, - the man notes, - How many people have your owners screwed?
[18:46:39] <Red_S> sd#13
[18:46:42] <Red_S> 13#sd
[18:46:43] <ur_dnd_bot> Red_S: (pool 13) 4 hits
[18:47:32] <Che> - Your client put underworld into chaos, and where is chaos there are violence and destructions. Innocence are dying because of his antics.
[18:47:49] <Che> * innocents
[18:48:28] <Che> * should I roll some diplomancy or do someone have other talking points suggestions?
[18:49:44] <@Fats> - My client? My clients buy trideo porn and sports news off me, I will have you know, - the Japanese retorts, - My friends seek to quell the syndicate war in Vladivostok that Oksana Kovalenko, Terminator, Sly Kim and the rest of their ilk started!
[18:50:16] <Kit_Remoni> + And what happens next? New lords will rise
[18:50:24] <@Fats> * you can roll negotiation or intimidation, depending on how you want to present your point
[18:50:37] <Kit_Remoni> + younger, more brutal and bloodthirsty
[18:50:40] <Che> - You can be not concerned with your life, but remember, that you people will die too, when you'll get between your client and all the people that want to get rid of him.
[18:50:49] <Che> *your people
[18:51:18] <Red_S> *I love how he's giving this dramatic impassioned speech about compassion, Mary is just creeping on this person, gun at the ready
[18:51:20] <@Fats> * +4 to Intimidation if you mention Red's work
[18:51:20] <Che> * Ok, wait a sec.
[18:51:23] <Red_S> *Irony~
[18:51:36] <@Fats> *runners gonna run~~~
[18:51:50] <Kit_Remoni> * %)
[18:52:04] <Che> * Hey, I'm doing all that I can to evade that senseless violence!
[18:52:09] <@Fats> Red_S, with a soft click, the lock falls to your autopicker. A spiral staircase leading up into the control room lies ahead of you.
[18:52:33] * Red_S continues the silent approach on the guard.
[18:52:58] <Che> * how to roll with edge?
[18:53:03] <Kit_Remoni> * I believe we could stall until Red's bonus becomes +8
[18:53:15] <@Fats> * Agility+Infiltration, Red_S, if you will.
[18:53:31] <Red_S> 12#sd
[18:53:32] <ur_dnd_bot> Red_S: (pool 12) 4 hits
[18:54:23] <Che> * I mean bot's syntax
[18:55:13] <Kit_Remoni> * sde instead of sd for exploding dice; rerolls are sometimes better
[18:55:53] <@Fats> You ascend the staircase, the control room lies before you. The electronics and the radar displays are off at this hour; a young woman is sitting in one of the dispatch armchairs, her back turned to you. Before her face you can see several AROs: she seems to be reading a War and Peace hentai manga. On her face is a look of intense boredom. Off to her side a hunting rifle stands leaned against the control terminals.
[18:56:47] <Che> * hm, to intimidate or not to intimidate? On one hand I'm nice guy, on another hand +4 bonus, hmm...
[18:57:20] <Che> * well, let's keep some secrets.
[18:57:38] <Che> 8#sde diplomacy
[18:57:38] <Kit_Remoni> * war and peace ftw %)
[18:57:49] <Che> * ummm...
[18:58:03] <Che> 8#sde
[18:58:15] <Kit_Remoni> * sdx
[18:58:21] <Che> 8#sdx diplomacy
[18:58:21] <ur_dnd_bot> Che: (pool 8, exploding) 6 hits
[18:58:22] <Kit_Remoni> * sde is extended, sorry
[18:58:26] <Kit_Remoni> *!!!
[18:58:41] <Che> * Are we screwed? Should I reroll?
[18:59:00] <Red_S> *6 hits is a lot
[18:59:32] <Che> * Ah.
[18:59:55] <Che> * SR still wonders me.
[19:00:30] * Red_S makes a quiet noise of frustration. "Anf?nger
[19:00:30] <Red_S> ." She raises her machine pistol to point at the back of the guard's head for a moment. As she watches and waits for a dozen heartbeats she gets annoyed and lowers the gun, instead deciding to sneak closer and take the hunting rifle.
[19:00:40] <Red_S> *whoops formatting
[19:01:43] <@Fats> After a quarter hour of intense debate, the man concedes: "Okay, fine, I can see your point. To limit the number of potential victims, I will let you speak with Minori; and you will swear you will not betray his location or our role to your employers, and delete whatever clues to that you are aware of".
[19:02:13] <@Fats> Red_S, another Infiltration then.
[19:02:21] <Red_S> 12#sd
[19:02:22] <ur_dnd_bot> Red_S: (pool 12) 3 hits
[19:02:51] <Che> - I prefer to make friends not corpses.
[19:03:51] <@Fats> * your magic and your items :\
[19:04:49] <@Fats> Red, you get the rifle without the guard noticing your presence at all; that magic mumbo-jumbo of Lucas' must be working.
[19:05:34] <@Fats> - So do we have a deal then? - the trideo pirate asks Che.
[19:05:39] <@Nebokhod> * did she had any dice left after the penalties?
[19:05:49] <Che> - Yes, you have my word.
[19:06:18] <Red_S> *what's her job here again? Like what's this tower's job managing security or something?
[19:06:37] <Che> * Overwatch!
[19:06:48] <Red_S> *So is this Widowmaker?
[19:07:33] <Che> * Do she packs some curves and skintight suit?
[19:07:43] <Kit_Remoni> * *does she
[19:07:55] <Che> * Yes.
[19:07:55] <Red_S> *Widowmaker is the second least attractive girl, ironically
[19:08:08] <Che> * Who's the first?
[19:08:14] <Kit_Remoni> * Mei the bei
[19:08:19] <@Nebokhod> * bae
[19:08:25] <Red_S> *Zarya is the ugliest, obviously
[19:08:31] <Che> * And on the top is who?
[19:08:38] <Red_S> *Mercy is the prettiest
[19:08:46] <@Nebokhod> * the angel one.
[19:08:50] <Kit_Remoni> * Zarya is fun, but I can't get how to play her
[19:08:56] <@Fats> * ahem
[19:09:00] <Kit_Remoni> * %)
[19:09:10] <@Fats> * Nebokhod, yeah, two :\
[19:09:29] <Red_S> *Sorry sorry, Fats what's this guard's actual job besides goofing off?
[19:09:38] <@Nebokhod> * oh, PC-levels of perception
[19:09:55] <@Fats> Red_S, this tower is build to control the air traffic, and the girl must be here to provide sniper coverage to the guy and the gates and the patrol, apparently.
[19:10:13] <@Fats> She's not wearing tight latex, no; her dress is rather casual
[19:10:42] <Red_S> *hmm, not very useful. Is there anything in the room like rope or some chains power cables would work too.
[19:10:57] <Che> * Not even (para)military fatigues?
[19:11:13] <@Nebokhod> * polka dots?
[19:11:38] <Che> * Hey! Try no to do something stupid up there.
[19:11:38] <@Fats> Che, the man falls silent for a few moments; you can hear his footsteps over the mic. Then his face disappears, and a cloud of static appears instead. Another voice speaks up, very clear and with perfect diction: "Yes, hello?"
[19:11:55] <Red_S> *I can handle it, don't sweat
[19:12:02] <@Fats> * Che, they're keeping it family-style around here.
[19:12:25] <@Fats> Red_S, the electronics lining the walls have power cables aplenty, yes.
[19:12:41] <Red_S> *Alright.
[19:13:06] <Che> * do we have any details on that boat?
[19:13:39] <Che> * Red, at least try to wait until after we'll got all the info.
[19:13:58] <@Nebokhod> * message her IC
[19:14:01] <Red_S> *I'm not gonna kill her, don't worry I'm waiting on things to go wrong.
[19:14:23] <Red_S> *I have her gun so I should be fine.
[19:14:45] <@Fats> * Nebokhod message or massage?
[19:15:06] <@Fats> * Che, you have its registration number and its precise departure time.
[19:15:15] <@Nebokhod> * i'll leave to your discretions, if any.
[19:15:39] <Che> - Hello, we're looking for information, that you helped to erase, namely details on [that] boat.
[19:17:05] <Che> * also, Kit should probably keep you informed, as Che is pretty busy being pretty and busynesslike.
[19:20:38] <@Fats> Che, judging by the lack of background static, the trideo pirate turns the mic off before Minori has a chance to answer. The feed remains silent for a few minutes. The guard grimaces and shrugs seeing that. Then it comes back alive again: "Yes, alright. Okay. There you have it. That boat went offshore, to..." The man dictates you a long string of coordinate numbers.
[19:21:21] <@Fats> On your map, that point in the ocean is labeled "Navigation hazard Loza-618 keep clear"
[19:24:38] <@Fats> * anyone with local knowledge can roll to learn what is there
[19:25:19] <Che> - Thank you. If you'll got any other info, or will have some work - here's my contact details, you can call me anytime. Have a good night!
[19:25:23] <Red_S> *fuck Siberia :^)
[19:26:15] <Kit_Remoni> + Seems that we've got what we need. Exfiltration to go?
[19:26:39] <Che> + Yes.
[19:27:35] * Che politely nods to guard and gets back into car.
[19:27:39] * Red_S lets out a silent sigh of relief and unloads the hunting rifle, taking the ammo. She writes a note in sloppy russian handwritting before turning to go. "Never sit with your back to a door"
[19:28:10] <@Fats> * But Red_S, you're in the Far East, not Siberia.
[19:28:24] <Che> * She can
[19:28:39] <Che> *'t into russian geography!
[19:28:45] <Red_S> *What's the difference? I thought anything east of Stalingrad was Siberia
[19:28:50] * @Nebokhod glides himself outside the compound.
[19:29:21] * Che lets out a long sigh, and drives back to the RV point.
[19:30:08] * Red_S begins to retrace her steps back to the RV point, sending out a disarm signal on the explosives.
[19:30:18] <@Fats> * Red_S, Stalingrad (now Volgograd) as you can say by its name, in on Volga. A couple thousand kilometers to the East of Volga are the Ural Mountains, and behind the Urals, there's Western Siberia, Eastern Siberia and the Far East. To put it simple, Far East is anything beyond the Baikal.
[19:30:44] <Red_S> *I see, ok
[19:30:50] <@Fats> * sure will be a nice surprise for the trideo pirates, finding grenades in their stuff
[19:31:28] <@Fats> A quarter hour later, the troupe reunites at the rendezvous point.
[19:31:59] <Che> * Eh, she already put a note to guard. I'd prefer to them not to know about our infiltration.
[19:32:13] <@Fats> * >anyone with local knowledge can roll to learn what is Loza-618
[19:32:38] <Che> 9#sd
[19:32:39] <ur_dnd_bot> Che: (pool 9) 3 hits
[19:32:57] <Che> * Area Knowledge (Vladivostok)
[19:33:05] <Red_S> *If Fats lets me can I just go back and take the bombs back?
[19:34:02] <@Fats> * hahah, okay, sure. Will you warn the mechanic to your approach or sneak past him again?
[19:34:31] <@Fats> Che, you don't know the details, but there used to be some kind of an oil-drilling platform there
[19:35:27] <Red_S> *That's why I asked if you can just handwave it so I don't have to go through that.
[19:35:31] <Che> + If my memory serves me well, Loza-618 is some kind of an oil-drilling platform.
[19:36:01] <Che> - Kit, do you have anything on it?
[19:36:02] <@Nebokhod> + Kit, can you check the matrix?
[19:36:39] <Kit_Remoni> * can we contact Mary_W and her BlackTide ties?
[19:36:49] <Red_S> *BlackTide?
[19:36:50] <Kit_Remoni> * =)
[19:37:19] <Che> - Also, please, monitor their traffic a little, I trust them, but, eh, it's better be safe than sorry.
[19:37:46] <@Fats> * Red_S, yeah, I won't require any rolls off you to succeed, just want to know what it is you're doing
[19:38:07] <Red_S> *I just want to go back the way I came and take my bombs back.
[19:38:21] <Che> - It'll be very inconvenient if they'll try to alert someone.
[19:38:31] <Red_S> *also that lady guard is going to have some nightmares when she sees her gun.
[19:38:34] <Kit_Remoni> * Jelena(jamespx) had oil rig smuggler ring contacts
[19:39:32] <@Fats> * Most likely, yeah, Red_S.
[19:39:46] <Red_S> *At least she's not dead!
[19:39:57] <@Fats> Red Scorpion remembers to trace her way back, taking the explosives she left with her.
[19:40:18] <Che> * did she grabbed some mines on her way back&
[19:40:22] <Che> **?
[19:40:22] <@Nebokhod> * #orangeadeapproves
[19:40:39] <Red_S> *I'm not going to fuck with mines when I have such a low explosives skill
[19:40:47] <Red_S> -That went far better than I had expected it to.- She says as she leans on her motorcycle.
[19:41:05] * Red_S shoves the magazine she stole in her pack as a trophy.
[19:41:16] <@Nebokhod> - True. I was expceting bloodbath to be frank.
[19:41:17] <Che> - Oh, yeah, good work everyone.
[19:41:55] * Che recalls his drone.
[19:42:06] <Red_S> -Their overwatch guard was just busy jacking off in her tower. They're lucky we weren't violent or she'd have let them all die.
[19:43:47] <Che> - Ok, let's get back to city. Looks like we need to find a boat or something.
[19:44:23] <@Nebokhod> - Yeah.
[19:45:13] * Red_S looks at her watch. -Keep it moving, we're on a timer after all.
[19:46:10] * Che drives back to city, uses his usual tactic of changing vehicle look while making some evasive maneurs and parks near Mihalych's bar.
[19:46:24] <Che> *e
[19:46:46] <@Fats> Che, Red_S, the road you're driving over is pitch-black, lit only by the lights of your vehicles; the asphalt is mostly potholes, so you hit a few, and by the time the yellow streetlights of Vladivostok becon, you're completely exhausted by the driving.
[19:47:14] * Kit_Remoni looks through the forums to find related info for the platform * 10,24#sde
[19:47:14] <ur_dnd_bot> Kit_Remoni: (pool 10, threshold 24) 7 passes, 25 hits
[19:47:23] <Red_S> *I have sleep regulator at least!
[19:48:06] <@Fats> * sleep regulator isn't helping against a motorcycle kicking you in the hands ten times a minute :3
[19:49:11] <Red_S> *fair enough, I've never driven one
[19:49:20] <@Fats> Kit_Remoni, the whole Loza series is a stuff of urban legends. The forums would have you know these were defense platforms against the Imperial Japan, where biologic experiments were performed, and whatnot.
[19:49:56] <Che> * Hey, my car is with "Amenities, high", also "off-road suspension"!
[19:50:54] <@Nebokhod> * the road is THAT bad
[19:50:54] <Che> * also in case of something don't forget "spoof chip" and "vehicle tag eraser".
[19:51:15] <Kit_Remoni> * it's a road only in technical sense
[19:51:36] <@Fats> * as in, it's an area where cars drive from here to there
[19:52:23] <@Fats> Che, Yakor v Glotke greets you with the usual: noise, drunk runners, and decent beer
[19:52:35] <Kit_Remoni> * how can I find detailed satphotos/maps/blueprints?
[19:54:05] * Che orders some tea, herbal liqueur, and something to chew.
[19:54:20] <@Fats> * Satphotos, yes. Maps and blueprints are not in the open net.
[19:55:39] * Red_S sends a quick message to Katja informing her about the results from the most recent mission and asking for intel on the oil rig in question.
[19:55:52] <@Fats> Che, the liqueur tastes strongly of cough medicine. You are told "it is as should be". Something to chew comes up as soy stakes, naturally.
[19:56:30] <Kit_Remoni> * separate roll for satphotos? and any contractors or whatnot who did the building
[19:56:33] * @Nebokhod eyes Che's food suspiciously.
[19:56:45] <@Fats> Red_S, she confirms she's on it.
[19:56:46] <Che> - What?
[19:56:58] <@Nebokhod> - Is that edible at all?
[19:57:12] <Red_S> -It's bar food, so I doubt it.
[19:57:24] <Che> - We'll know it in 8 hours.
[19:58:14] * @Nebokhod pulls out of his pockets 2 cans of canned meat and passes one to Che.
[19:58:31] <@Fats> * nah, I guess one will do: The oil platform looks like one, a square island on steel columns, each side some three hundred meters. The Loza-618 has a helicopter pad and some buildings on its top, but you can't make out their purpose from on high - except, perhaps, for the machine gun nests.
[19:58:39] <@Nebokhod> - That should be less hazardous to ingest.
[19:59:17] * Kit_Remoni shares the photos with the team
[20:00:15] * @Nebokhod orders himself a beer.
[20:00:23] * Che nods with gratitude, opens the can and shares it with Kit and Red.
[20:00:52] <Red_S> -Those machine gun nests are a problem.
[20:01:37] <@Fats> Che, the texture of the can's contents is nothing like what you're used to eating that is labeled [tiny font "soy"] "meat"
[20:02:16] <@Fats> * I am waiting for your actions, runners
[20:02:44] <Che> * I think in Vladivostok it's mostly krill, not soy.
[20:03:55] <Red_S> *I'm ready to go but we gotta plot a plan of attack. Also what are we expecting to find at this place?
[20:03:58] <@Fats> * I believe in RL the largest soy producer in the country is Khabarovsk
[20:03:59] <Red_S> *The boat?
[20:04:11] <@Fats> * Red_S, IC plz :3
[20:04:57] <@Nebokhod> - We need to scout the place, before the main event.
[20:04:59] <Red_S> -So do we expect anyone relevant with the boat this time? Or are we just going to find another breadcrumb?
[20:05:00] <Che> * we need more info on platform, their forces and security, plans and schematics...
[20:05:11] <Red_S> *Katja's working on it but it might take time
[20:05:32] <Red_S> -We still have 5 targets.
[20:07:08] <Che> - Well, we have location, but to go there now, without any info is a little suicidal.
[20:08:01] <Che> * haw far is that platform from a shore?
[20:08:47] <Che> * As in "can I scout it with drone from land?".
[20:08:54] <Red_S> -That's true, but might not have any other options. It seems like info will be hard to come by. Katja's working on it but there's no telling how long it'll take. She's got a lot on her plate with her legitimate job.
[20:10:07] <Che> - We can always use that night for R&R, it's not like that we want to go in now.
[20:11:29] <@Fats> Che, about fifty kilometers, I don't think the lil drones are reaching it.
[20:11:48] * Red_S grinds her teeth with an audible groan. -We don't have time for R&R. We need to prepare as best we can.
[20:12:13] <@Nebokhod> - And what are you suggesting that we do exactly?
[20:13:00] <Red_S> -Get a boat, try to dig for intel, anything.
[20:13:57] * Che checks satellite images for naval traffic around platform, fisher's boats and such things, anything to blend in with.
[20:15:30] <@Nebokhod> - Anyone knows people with a boat?
[20:15:43] * Red_S shakes her head.
[20:15:56] <@Fats> Che, the platform is off the beaten path for ships going into Vladivostok harbour, but it does get its share of fishermen and recreative boats hanging around. They don't come too close, though - it's "Navigation hazard keep clear" after all.
[20:15:58] <Red_S> -A rental shouldn't be too expensive assuming we don't blow it up.
[20:16:31] * Che calls his mechanic contact, Gears.
[20:17:11] <Che> + Hey, man, how it's going?
[20:17:14] <Red_S> *Beers
[20:18:22] <@Fats> The man answers, but the video feed he's sending over is from a bottom of a car. In a moment he stands up to let you see his mug in the rear view window: "Yeah man sup?"
[20:20:01] <Che> + Do you have any fishing or recreative boats on short notice? I'd take one for a few days.
[20:21:28] <Che> * also, hmm, can your yakuza friends provide some, Red?
[20:21:36] <@Fats> + Ehhhhh man I do have my boat, but you're not going to have it shot or blown up or what?
[20:21:56] <Che> + I don't plan to, yes.
[20:22:32] <Che> + I just need something to watch birds and fishes from.
[20:22:42] <@Fats> + Whatever, half a thousand a day and its yours.
[20:22:45] <Red_S> *No Yakuza friends I'm afraid
[20:23:31] <Che> + You're a greedy man, do you know that?
[20:23:50] * Che forwards pricetag to a team.
[20:24:15] <@Nebokhod> - We could use some raft or something along those lines.
[20:24:37] <@Fats> + Nah, not really, I just don't like it when runners sink my boat see
[20:24:56] <@Fats> * Floatsam. Pretend to be shipwrecked :3
[20:24:56] <Che> + You'll put in some raft and we have a deal.
[20:25:40] <@Fats> + Eh man? The boat comes with a liferaft, is tha what ya need?
[20:26:08] <Che> + It should work, I think.
[20:27:11] <@Fats> + Aight then, so how long ya planning to take?
[20:28:12] <Che> - Hey, Red, how long do you plan to enjoy our seas?
[20:29:16] <Che> * hm, I wonder, what were our chances to just find some not so often used boat in port and hijack it.
[20:30:08] <Red_S> -What?
[20:30:27] <Red_S> -Speak plainly.
[20:31:16] <Che> - For how many days should I book boat?
[20:32:20] <Red_S> -Hell if I know. We just need to get to the rig and find the Avenger and his friends.
[20:33:17] <Che> - Ok, how many nuyens do you have?
[20:33:49] <Red_S> -About 30k right now.
[20:34:03] <Che> - Great.
[20:34:28] <Che> + We'll take it for two days, I think.
[20:35:51] <@Fats> + Aye, five huded forward then
[20:35:56] <Che> + Ah, and if you put some fishing poles, may be we'll catch you some fish.
[20:36:28] * Che forwards payment.
[20:37:32] <Che> + When and where can we get on board?
[20:37:41] <@Fats> + Jus make sure the fish doesn't eat ya man! - he replies with a smile, as he forwards the boat's number, whereabouts and engine start codes.
[20:38:13] <Che> + Thanks, see ya!
[20:38:16] <Kit_Remoni> + Crazy man-eating mermaids?
[20:38:56] <@Fats> The man hangs up before he hears you, apparently, Kit
[20:39:02] * Che waves Kit away.
[20:39:27] <Che> - Okay, gang, now we have a boat.
[20:40:18] <Che> * and Che is untrained in a ways of watercraft, hmm...
[20:40:25] <Red_S> -Great.
[20:40:59] <@Nebokhod> - Well, it's great, but we probably need to catch some beauty sleep sometimes soon.
[20:41:35] <@Nebokhod> *sometime
[20:41:56] <Red_S> -Yeah yeah, I'll keep working YOU guys can sleep.
[20:43:24] <@Fats> * so, fast forward to morning, what is it that you do, runners?
[20:43:29] <Che> - Well, you can prepare boat if you wish, but I plan to sleep in my comfy bed, and not some oil-stained benches of that thing.
[20:44:00] <Red_S> *I guess I'll just try to find more information on the location.
[20:44:02] * @Nebokhod gets himself a breakfast.
[20:44:33] <Che> - Meet you there on the morning, and don't forget to bring some food!
[20:47:16] <Kit_Remoni> * still - could we contact Jelena? if not, are there any dedicated smuggler 'shadowseas' of some kind which I could somehow access?
[20:47:47] <@Fats> * Hm, I figure there must be specialized smuggler hosts, yes.
[20:48:03] <@Fats> * What's your plan?
[20:48:07] * Che drives home, sleeps tight, eats some breakfast, gets some pierogis and tea on the way to port, and here he is, freash and ready!
[20:48:42] <Red_S> *great plan?
[20:49:12] <Che> * Go fishing! And scouting via drone.
[20:49:38] <Kit_Remoni> * search for more obscure and less folklore info about the rig
[20:49:45] <@Nebokhod> * have you remembered to pick me up on the way to the port?
[20:50:01] <Che> * if you asked, then yes.
[20:50:16] <Che> * and everybody else too.
[20:50:50] <@Nebokhod> - So, any new intel?
[20:51:03] <Che> * have you chenged int fishind and recreational clothes?
[20:51:08] <Che> **a
[20:51:11] <Che> **o
[20:51:30] * Che checks weather report.
[20:52:04] <@Nebokhod> * does old army camo look like fishing clothes?
[20:52:19] <Kit_Remoni> * in russia? should always be
[20:52:47] <@Nebokhod> * then i'm always ready!
[20:52:49] <Che> * in Russia it can look like any clothes!
[20:53:24] <@Fats> Kit_Remoni, by midnight you've searched a few smuggler hosts and networks, but they don't have anything solid on the Loza-618. The very old posts mention that it's a military installation that should be avoided at all costs; later on it's noted as abandoned, and one of the smugglers says he's using it as an entrepot point on his way to Vladivostok. Then that smuggler stops writing, and the next mention is a brief discussion over the fact that the
[20:53:24] <@Fats> installation is apparently settled again, but not by the brass, so no need to be scared of it
[20:54:07] <@Fats> Che, cloudy throughout the day, but no rain.
[20:54:44] <Red_S> *wait so it's a smuggler hideout?
[20:55:38] <@Fats> * it used to be once, briefly; it's not anymore
[20:56:19] * Che examines boat before him.
[20:56:51] <Che> - Ok, lady and gentlebeings, welcome aboard!
[20:57:44] <Red_S> -Do we have a more concrete plan or are we just going to walk in?
[20:57:54] <@Fats> It's a small white plexiglass thing that seats four in an open cockpit at the back, with a luggage compartment in front and a single engine. The wheel is at the left of the cockpit.
[20:58:19] * @Nebokhod examines the lifeboat.
[20:59:02] <Che> - For starters I plan to get some more info, before we can start planning further.
[20:59:05] <@Fats> * < actually built in Vladivostok :3
[20:59:47] * Che transfers food, tea, and drone into boat.
[20:59:49] * Kit_Remoni won't fit his artillery in this boat, properly
[21:00:20] <@Fats> Nebokhod, the lifeboat is an orange arrangement with a rope loop sticking out. If the manual on it is to be believed, the moment you pull the loop, a gas canister fills the raft with air, and you're ready to have your life saved.
[21:01:07] <@Nebokhod> * what size it will be when ready?
[21:01:18] <Che> * damn and for 2 days of that thing we gave that guy Rose's bike.
[21:01:34] <Kit_Remoni> * oh noes
[21:01:51] <@Fats> * Nebokhod, says "sits four"
[21:03:09] <Che> - Kit, you can stay on land if you wish.
[21:04:38] <@Nebokhod> * we need to get some predator-like drone, i think for CAS and giggles.
[21:04:55] <Che> * my thoughts exactly.
[21:05:13] <Che> * and my dream is to get some flying boat...
[21:06:54] <Che> * I really like Dassault Sea Sprite.
[21:07:15] <Red_S> *que?
[21:07:22] <Kit_Remoni> - So just to recap, we're doing for direct attack from the boat?
[21:07:36] <Red_S> -Not yet, it would seem.
[21:07:48] <Che> - Yeah, just scouting.
[21:07:51] <@Nebokhod> - Wha? Recon first/
[21:09:08] <Kit_Remoni> - If recon first, then I'd say we don't need all the firepower I have. * what will the matrix coverage look like there?
[21:09:13] <Red_S> -I've got my scope at the very least. We should just drive around until it's dark. See how well we can examine security measures.
[21:10:02] <@Fats> * Kit_Remoni, fifty km from the shore you will still get some Matrix coverage, even if a bit spotty
[21:10:15] <Kit_Remoni> - I'll also check how hardwired this guys are. *mutters something about submersible bugs which cost drekton of nyen
[21:10:58] <Red_S> *bugs don't live underwater!
[21:11:42] <Kit_Remoni> * you clearly do not have sufficiently deep knowledge of bugs
[21:12:09] <Red_S> *I have deep knowledge of your mother!
[21:12:45] <Kit_Remoni> * not deep enough for her to mention you, it seems. I guess your performance was mediocre
[21:12:49] <Che> * you should pay alimony.
[21:12:50] <@Fats> * Next run: insect spirits in an underwater arcology; there's one near Vladivostok.
[21:13:03] <Red_S> *She's just ashamed of being tempted to the gay side
[21:13:05] <Kit_Remoni> * YAY!
[21:13:15] <@Fats> * so anyway
[21:13:48] <Che> * what should I roll to see if I catch any fish?
[21:14:07] <@Nebokhod> * survival?
[21:14:19] * Kit_Remoni boards the boat, solemn and silent, hugging backpack full of beer
[21:14:33] <Che> 4#sd fishing
[21:14:33] <ur_dnd_bot> Che: (pool 4) 2 hits
[21:15:12] <@Fats> Che starts the boat's motor; it coughs a couple of times and catches. The runners maneuver through the Golden Horn Bay, past the Russian Island, and off into the open sea. The sky is solid gray, no hint of the sun visible; the sea matches it in colour. As Che speads the boat up, salty droplets start flying into the cockpit.
[21:15:18] <@Fats> * I suggest we save here
[21:15:27] <Red_S> *can do
[21:15:29] <Che> * ok
[21:15:31] <@Fats> * so I can prepare a good map of the installation :3
[21:15:34] * Red_S is now known as Finch
[21:15:38] <@Fats> * okay, thre karma everyone.