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1.2 - Shopping Trip

May 20, 2016 8:41 pm
Anything else you want to do in the area before heading back to home base?
May 21, 2016 5:45 am
Breech-a follows the lead of the non-constructs and has no other errands to run.
May 21, 2016 2:27 pm
Mack nods to Breech, "Ah, right. Right. We don't all have solid-state memory, my friend."
No -- no particular need to hang around here more I don't think. About the only thing we could do is investigate the muggers and, to be honest, it's not like it's our turf our anything -- that's bound to create MORE trouble, so... a tactical withdrawal sounds like a good plan to me.
May 24, 2016 3:40 am
As the afternoon turns to evening you make your way back to your hideout. The shop is still lit from the evening sun and Tymora has returned from her errands this afternoon.

Hey guys, how did the shopping trip go?, she asks as she goes about working on a motorcycle she has been fixing up, calling Breech-a over to get him to help hold the engine in place for it as she attaches it to the main body.
May 24, 2016 4:37 am
Breech-a complies, using his bulk and strength to assist with the assembly.
May 24, 2016 9:03 pm
"It went well... that lizard man is a little creepy." Mack offers, "Still we got a good deal on some healing components, which we were low on, and got to see some of the more exotic wares. I definitely was interested in what he had on offer, but it would be irresponsible to over-invest in that stuff until we had a bit more of a buffer built up in our finances."

"Oh, and we prevented a cute elf from getting mugged." He flashes the business card in Tymora's direction. "We may need to be more cautious next time we're in the neighborhood in case those flightless bird brains figure we need teaching a lesson."
May 24, 2016 9:32 pm
Yeah, he has always been an odd duck. Only person I know who has such a shielded storehouse though. He's really a good guy at heart though, she says as she works on the bike.

When she hears about the card she looks it over with idle curiosity at first and then does a double take, looking it over closer. She takes it from you hand, leaving large grease covered fingerprints on the white parchment.

"Mayweather?", she says and scrambles off to the office computer. A few clicks later she pulls up a case file to the vid screen. You remember that lonely hearts case? Husband thought his wife was cheating on him. Wanted us to follow the wife?, she explains as you see some case details pop up. You see a young looking male elf in business attire. His hair is slicked back and his complexion is flawless. This is Mr. Denrik Mayweather, husband to a one Laci Mayweather. Says here he has been noticing odd transit stops and poorly explained absences for various times. Seems he has been doing a bit of his own spying on her stuff to track her down.

As she flips through the file you see pictures of Denrik and Lacei together, and some of her alone. There is no mistake about it, that is the very same elf you recently rescued.
May 25, 2016 1:06 am
"Huh. Interesting." Mack shrugs. "Says she fell asleep on the bus. No reason not to believe her as she was clearly outclassed. And as we don't carry business cards in our line of work, there was no reciprocal exchange of contact information. Either way, we didn't see any particular evidence of her cheating on him. She got on the bus and got on her way..."
May 25, 2016 2:08 am
So you want to call the guy up and tell him you met Laci in an alley in the southern portion of the Trade Ward? Not sure how I'm going to spin that one. What would you suggest we do?, she asks as she is pulling up the other case file. There is always this escort mission. I have a few others in the pipeline but nothing to start on yet.

She gnaws idly on a stylus for her datapad as she is studying the two case files up on the vidscreen.
May 25, 2016 3:06 am
"QUERY: Lacei Mayweather Residence," intones Breech-a, still holding the engine block in place. "Correlate To Bus Route From Silver Star Facility In Castle Ward. QUERY: Lacei Mayweather Occupational Responsibilities. Correlate To Claimant Of Supply Distribution In Vicinity." Whether it is acceptance of the job or not, Breech-a considers some research essential towards making a preliminary decision.
Is it reasonable to have Breech-a equipped with recording capabilities, including audio via directional mic?
May 25, 2016 3:51 am
"She's married?! Damn." Kessel is clearly more preoccupied with playing matchmaker for Mack than prospecting a new job for the team.
May 26, 2016 2:41 am
"What? No. Did we take that job? I wasn't going to call anyone." Mack answers Tymora. "I mean, if we took the job, I guess we should report in... it could be worth a bonus. But if we didn't take it, I don't think we have any obligation to check back in with him. For all we know he had someone following her already and we're already over-involved."
May 26, 2016 3:18 am
They aren't yet a client with us, unless you want to act on the mission, she says.

Just be careful if you choose to take it on, you never know how the information might sound if you bring it about like that, she says and hands you back the business card with a big black fingerprint now across it.

She turns to Breech-a, if you find anything out pass it along if you guys decide to take on the job. With that she goes back to work on her bike.
May 26, 2016 3:20 am
Breech-a intones from where he stands, next to the bike. "HYPOTHESIS: Coincidence. Further Inquiry Into Circumstances Of Encounter May Factor Into Decision Of Contract Acceptance."
The more I play Breech-a, the more I envision Soundwave from Gen1 Transformers with a harmonic monotone and manner of speaking. Purely accidental on my part from the beginning, but I think from now on that's how I'll play it. :)
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May 26, 2016 3:22 am
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May 26, 2016 3:59 am
"ASSESSMENT: Preliminary Inquiry Appears To Corroborate Mayweather Claim Of Lapsed Dis-Embarkation," reports Breech-a to the group. "Further Investigation Requires Investment Of Resources." In other words, digging deeper into this case would basically mean taking on the job.

"QUERY: Other Outstanding Assignments," he continues, looking up the other pending contracts.
May 27, 2016 2:44 am
"Well there's that escort mission." Mack notes, nodding over to Tymora.

"Are either of you guys superstitious?" he asks. "I mean -- it could fate, or whatever that we ran into the girl. That said, it does seem like our cover is pretty much blown if we're supposed to follow her around for her husband. I mean, she'd be able to spot us and that would be creepy. It doesn't help that Preserver hasn't come back from that hippy commune of naked hobbits smoking their 'pipe weed' all day."
May 27, 2016 3:19 pm
"You're right, Mack. She might call the cops on us if we tart tailing her. So what about that escort mission, Tymora? What's that about?"
May 27, 2016 3:57 pm
She continues to tinker with her bike but calls back, Some dwarf put up a job for an escort of cargo out of the Sea Ward and up to the Trade Ward.

Can you lift this part 1 foot, she says to Breech-a, getting him to re-angle the frame so she can get a better view of it.

I don't know much about the dwarf, he will meet whoever on site. There was no mention of what the cargo is, only that it would fit in the van. I assume since he is looking for more freelance help with the escort that it's probably something a little less than legal. There is a bit of a timer on that one, the shipment comes in tomorrow night, she says wipes some sweat from her brow.
May 27, 2016 4:01 pm
The construct complies with the request, lifting said item exactly 12 inches straight up.
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