Grand Theft Armor

The Intro

The base is being worked on and taking shape nicely, but it's still just a bit lacking on the equipment side — especially the higher-quality gear, as the Watchers aren't an officially licensed security agency authorized to use the good stuff.

Fortunately, Samuel has some old acquaintances who know all about needing off-the-books access to good equipment, and one of them had an opportunity to offer…

Leatherwell Security Services is a fairly new player in the security biz, having only recently finished all the necessary certifications and paperwork to qualify as a legitimate security provider (and the authorization to buy security-grade armor and equipment).

Since they're relatively unknown in a business where reputation is everything, they have worked hard to establish a Matrix presence where they can show prospective clients what kind of services they will soon have to offer. The downside is that high user-friendliness comes at a slight cost of lowered maximum security levels — wouldn't exactly do to zorch legitimate prospective clients that got just a little too curious, after all.

Unfortunately for them, one of their employees was unsatisfied with his promotion prospects and very interested in the idea of making a quick buck by selling some useful information: Leatherwell Security has arranged for a deal with Securitech Protective Solutions for a preferred-customer discount on their latest product series… And part of that deal is a direct matrix link from Leatherwell to Securitech's order system.

With the right Matrix savvy, that link might be exploitable, and if Samuel were to arrange for a few batches of functional armor to be erroneously disposed as not being up to spec, his acquaintance could arrange for the disposal to be intercepted, and a few of the suits would find their way to Samuel's closet. Isn't it nice how things sometimes work out?

Getting the team together:

General Patton stands at the ready in the Matrix, looking down upon the topography of the local RTG network. "ALRIGHT YOU MISERABLE MAGGOTS!"

Behind him, ten US Marines snap to attention. Never mind that Patton was an Army General…

"TODAY.. WE MAKE OUR COUNTRY PROUD! TODAY.. WE ENSURE THE FIGHTING TRIM OF OUR MEN IN UNIFORM FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM OVERSEAS!"

"HOOAHHH!"

"TODAY! WE STRIKE AGAINST THE ENEMY! TODAY! WE STRIKE FOR OLD GLORY! FOR CHESTY PULLER! FOR DOLITTLE! FOR MIGHTY MAC! FOR…"
He pauses. "Aww hell, this is the wrong speech."

The Agents manage not to smirk.

Off in the 47th level of Ubermountain, the lone Dwarf Foehammer character, played by Irish sneaks through the shadows. He stalks his prey - the dreaded three toed mega-sloth. Brandishing his Hammer of Hammering +26 he crests the top of a ridge in Ubermountain, staring down at a group of mega-sloth pups and mentally calculating the number of Xp he'll get for making boots out of them…

«Plot» Irish says, "FYI, I am connected to the matrix via Satlink. Makes my physical location untracable but lowers my init and raises my access TNs"

Hitomi is perhaps the only normal person on the matrix right now. She is busy having an argument with a 13 year old fat kid while she shreds his icon with minigun fire. She's playing Bloodshredder III Online: The Sickening. Hailed as the single goriest simsense game ever made, and hosting some of the most fantastic weapons of all time. Like them multiple-warhead ball bearing bomb launcher, and the homing laser dicer.

<dethlasr152> »> OMG! UR BOTTING!

<BlueFae> »> Quit whining, bitch.

<dethlasr152> »> UR BOTTING I NO IT! UR 2 FAST!

<BlueFae> »> Get a better terminal, dickwad.

General Patton gestures to one of the agents. "SOLDIER! Open a line to Operative Jailbait!"

"HOOAHH!" Says the radioman, initiating a comcall function to Hitomi.

Hitomi's commcall icon bleeps, and she curses a little. She drops a portable shield generator and then answers, "Jailbait here, what's the word?" She asks her earpiece commcoder then, as she works on reloading the enormous machinegun.

The Dwarf Foehammer leaps down upon the back of the smallest of the group of baby mega-sloths and brings his Hammer of Hammering +26, yells "Hi-yah bitches!" and slams the thing upside it's temple. A clap of thunder sounds which alerts all the rest of the sloths in the area, they all look at him.

"uh oh." he says. He's killed the first sloth with his Leap From Shadows attack, but now he's standing there out in the open. "Fuck" he says as the remaining six sloths charge him at 'top' speed. Sloths aren't all that fast,
but Mega-Sloths are well faster than a dwarf is running at top speed. Soon he is beneath a fuzzy pile of angry beclawed formerly herbivorous life forms.

The pile of sloths suddenly explodes outward as a enraged battle yell erupts from underneath it. The Dwarf Foehammer throws the magical weapon and splatters the largest of the Baby sloths against a wall painting its friends in its entrails. Irish's character then pops out a healing potion and downs it quickly as the hammer returns to him. "Buncha fuckin' cunts ya are." using the Judy Mind Trick taught to him by the ancient <Insert NPC Name Here> bug that he exploited he tricks two of the sloths into thinking that their fellows are the enemy. Fur flies.

Irish throws the last sloth off a cliff and watches it howl into the abyss below before spitting in that direction, then engaging in a little dancing. "Ooo yaahh.. I'm so perty.. " once his victory dance is done he goes over to
deal with the messy task of skinning sloths for their pelts.

"Operative Jailbait! This is General Fartypants! You are requested to report for duty, on a matter of utmost felonious intent!"

Hitomi sighs as she drops the shield, and once more liquifies the kid. "Alright, I'm on the way." She says, pausing only to spraypaint her tag on the wall. Her tag is a guy grabbing his crotch, with the subtitle, "Yo Momma was Here" under it. She then disconnects from the game server, and cuts the kid from her commchannels. She sheds her gaming icon, and then at the speed of thought, transfers herself to stand next to the General, "Yo boss."

General Patton slams his riding crop up under one arm. "AGENT JAILBAIT! HOW GOOD TO SEE YOU!" Says the General, then dialing down the volume mods on the icon. "TOday, we're breaking in to an armor facility and stealing armor. Which is better than breaking in to a car factory to steal motorcycles. We're going to engage in some misrouting, some misdirection. In the end, we should be more survivable."

Hitomi nods her head then, and says, "That sounds right up my alley. In fact, I did something similar not too long ago at all."

She continues- "I'm ready whenever." and then something seems to occur to her, "Oh, actually, wait a minute. Mind if I call a friend of mine? He can probably help us out."

"Is your Agent Reliable?" Asks the General. "Is he locked and loaded, young dumb and full of cum, is he READY TO RUMBLE?"

Hitomi rolls her eyes at the General, "He's good. I've worked with him before and I trust him." She says, simply. She adds, "I'll give him a call."
And then… that is exactly what she does. She opens a commline with Irish.

General Patton settles back, offering a grunt. "Then call your agent."

The Dwarf receives a comm ping and says. "Oi.. go ahead luv." squishy squelchy sounds come over the link as he skins the sloth. "Just makin' a pair o' boots, neh?"

Hitomi smiles a little, "Hey hon. I got a job for you if you're interested. Can't promise pay, but it should be a wild ride."

Mr. Toad shifts his icon.

"Sure luv… Where ya need me?" The Dwarf says, standing up over the fallen and bloody bodies of his foes.
Irish puts on his new and still squishy boots and cracks his knuckles.

Hitomi beams over her current address, "Just meet me here. I'll see you in five ok?"

"Roger that." Deorgor the Foehammer says. Then executes a graceful logout from the game and appears back in his home node.

Exactly 5000 microseconds later, The Wandering Irishman logs into the host and rezzes into existence.

Mr. Toad raises a froggy eyebrow at Hitomi. "Just you, rrrrrrrbt?" Asks Mr. Toad.

Hitomi shakes her head, "No, I said just meet me, I didn't say no-one else was here." to Mr. Toad, and then she turns her attention towards the wandering Irishman, "Alrighty then. The team is assembled. Irishman, this is…" she glances back at Mr. Toad, not entirely sure what to introduce him as, she peters off a little.

Mr. Toad hops forward, looking like a frog in a business suit and a monocle. "Ribbbbbbt. Mr. Cornelious J. Toad at your service, Mr. Irishman. Croaaaaak."

"Uhh… Evenin'." Irish says, giving a tip of his tophat. He then looks at Hitomi's icon. "So what's the plan, luv?"

Hitomi smiles and looks towards mr. Toad, "This is the man with he plan this time. Just where are we going to be comitting our felonious acts today, Mr. Toad?" she asks him.

"Rrrrrrrrrrt. Today, we are stealing personal armor and other accoutrement. The target is Leatherwell Security Systems. They make corporate security level personal protection sycccccccrrrrrrrroooooaksytems."

He coughs then. "Oh my, so sorry. Leatherwell has a production agreement with Securitech systems.. and I've found a backdoor in to their system."

"Well.. that's handy." The Leprechaun says, rubbing his greedy little mitts together. "What we lookin fer?"

Hitomi nods her head as she listens rapt to the description of the job and she grins, "alright, sounds like a job alright. Any idea on the kind of security we'll be up against?" She asks Mr. Toad then.

"That, croaaaaaaaak… is part of the mission."

"So it's a recon mission then?" The Leprechaun asks.

You paged Mr. Toad with 'What you know: Leatherwell security's a fairly new setup. Took advantage of some instability between the existing service providers to underbid a couple of disputed contracts. Didn't make them any professional friends, but them's the breaks in the biz.'.

You paged Mr. Toad with 'They're still in the phase of growth where they need to keep expanding a bit longer before they'll be independently viable, but at the same time pressed to fill what they've got. Make or break - which is why they contracted for the best of the latest in personal armor. Gotta make a
name somehow.'.

Hitomi shakes her head, "As I gathered, we're going in to actually steal some shit." She says to Irish, "Well, I guess we'll find out the level of security when we get there. Ready?" She asks the other two.

"Hererrooooook… is what I know. Leatherwell's servers are recently set up, and are done by the lowest bidder; they played two companies off each other and made no friends in the process. They arn't as strong as they could be yet, as they focus on other avenues of their business."

Hitomi nods her head, "So we'd best use this window to it's fullest." She comments. "Alright, well, I'm in. Lead the way, frogman. Unless we're going alone?" She knows that's how he works sometimes.

"Was born ready, luv." Irish says with a grin and re-rezzes to re-appear at the specified Matrix address's portal.

Mr. Toad derezzes, appearing at the same location as Irish. He sets his reality filters then, becoming, to himself, a man standing on the bridge of a starship. "All systems nominal." His icon becomes the Starship Enterprise.

Irish looks around. "The hell ?" he says, having never seen an episode of Star Trek in his life.

Well then. Johny just looks like some kind of retro starship from the last century.

Captain Kirk calls out… "Helmsman, transfer power from engines to the cloaking device. We're going silent running."

"But Captain… we are forbidden by the treaty from utilizing cloaking technology."

"Wonderful thing about a cloak, Mr. Sulu… is that they have to see us to complain."

"Aye sir. Transferring power."

«Plot» Captain Kirk says, " Lowering Evasion to 2, raising DF to 12"
«Plot» Captain Kirk says, " Sorry, its masking I raise, and 12 is my new tally"
«Plot» Janie says, "Noted. Samuel's Evasion at 2, DF at 12."

Hitomi rolls her eyes, "Some old sci fi. You'd proably like it, the women wear short skirts." Comments Hitomi. Then she reaches up for the side of her visor and pushes a button. The visor transforms into a full head helmet, with breath mask. Her clothing changes into ninja garb.

«Plot» Hitomi says, "I'm going to use my Switching echo to do some matrix hocus pocus. Swapping 4 points of bod for 4 points of Masking, which makes my masking 12 and my bod 6"
«Plot» Janie says, "Also noted."

The first host: Leatherwell Security Services public access site.

Host details:

Rating: Green-8, easy
ACIFS: 9/10/8/8/9
Security sheaf:

  • 5 - Trace-6 Armor
  • 10 - Scout-10 with Pavlov Data Bomb-6 (Access) and Killer-6
  • 14 - Probe-10 with Blaster-12 Armor
  • 18 - Passive Alert
  • 23 - Killer-8 Expert Defense
  • 29 - Killer-10 Expert Defense
  • 33 - Construct
  • 37 - Active Alert
  • 43 - Scout-10 with Sparky-6
  • 48 - Black Non-Lethal-8
  • 53 - Shutdown
«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 2 for "TN 9, Deception 8.":
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 11 = 16 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "Wuzzat? Someone there?":
1 2 2 2 4 5 8 9 = 0 Successes

Reality filters; what a blast. The bridge lights dim, showing in emotion and lighting that they are 'sneaking'. The main screen shows a tholian grid, the sort of criss crossing lines that would trap lesser ships. "Easy helmsman… eaaaaaasy… engines to half impulse… good… now.. engage the transponder frequencies… interface with the the sector starbase…"

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 3 for "Access: 9, Deception: 6":
1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 8 8 11 = 10 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "Spotting Hitomi…":
1 2 3 3 4 5 5 10 = 0 Successes

Once in 'Ninja Mode' Hitomi looks up and down the entrance to the host, and then her hands form into some kind of weird shape. "Nnnngh… HA!" She says then, and dissapears in a puff of smoke, re-appearing inside the host's defenses.

"Short skirts is always a bonus in my book." The Leprechaun says, chuckling.

Security tallies: Samuel 0, Hitomi 0, Irish 5.

Tally 5: system launches a Trace-6 IC with the Armor option at Irish.

«Plot» Irish says, "Deception 6 + Sneak 1. Sneak 1 gives a +1 to my DF for using that util."
«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 7 vs TN 5 for Access(9) +2(SatLink) -6=TN 5, using Deception(6) + Sneak":
2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 8 8 9 10 11 = 5 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 7 for "Hmm…":
1 1 3 8 9 10 11 15 = 5 Successes

The Leprechaun whips out a ninja mask and puts it down over his top hat. Then he shows a big ass cartoon style police badge to the logon portal's icon. "Open says me, bitches."

The portly doorman looks somewhat askance at the leprechaun's odd mode of address, but opens the portal regardless. "Good evening… Sir," it says politely. "May I ask what brings you here?"

"Yes" The Irishman says. "I'm looking fer the Pizza Cave's online orderin' site?" looking at the portal. "Large extra crusty with cheese?"

«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls 5 for "Sensors":
2 4 4 5 9

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls 10 for "Sensors":
1 2 4 4 4 4 5 5 8 9

«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls 5 for "Sensors":
1 2 2 4 4

You paged (Captain Kirk, Hitomi) with 'Both of you perceive the impulse responding to Irish' clumsy access attempt, and some form of IC coming to life and going in for a closer look at the weird access attempt…'.

Mr. Spock, the sensorman, looks down in to his little glowing blue box… "Captain, we seem to have encountered a life form… it seems to be showing signs of sentience and attention to the USS Irishman."

"I see. Ship to ship."

"Channel open, Captain."

"This is Captain Kirk of the USS Enterprise to the Captain of the Irishman. You have.. attention, Captain. So soon, in to this mission. Perhaps you could try a new vector?"

Hitomi glances towards the IC incoming, and frowns. "That was a messy entrance, hon." She glances to the USS Enterprise, and then back to Irish. "Either that or this host is /touchy/"

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls 4 for "+10":
1 2 7 7

«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls 3:
2 4 11

«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls 3 for "+12":
3 4 9

«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 2 for "+6, IC init.":
4 11
«Plot» Janie says, "Hitomi: 25, Kirk: 25, Irish: 18, IC: 16."

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "Might be a bug inna Util… blast it."

You paged (Captain Kirk, Hitomi) with 'It's an R6 Trace IC, with what looks like hardened armor.'.

"Captain… I show the life form is a limpet class parasite of a class Trace-6. It's displaying a curious… Ah… Yes. It's hardened against attack. Fascinating." Says Mr. Spock.

"Uhura."

"On line, Captain."

"Transfer that Data to the USS Jailbait and the USS Irishman."

«Plot» Captain Kirk says, " I transfer the composition of the IC to Hitomi and Irish. R6 trace with armor."

Irish frowns and looks over at the specified location in the node where the IC sits. "You fooker." he says and pulls a large cartoonish bow out of thin air. He takes aim and…

«Plot» Irish says, "Attack (S) r6."

«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 4 vs TN 5 for "Attacking Trace IC with Attack(serious) 6":
1 1 1 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 = 1 Success
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 6 vs TN 4 for "Staging down from S, armor reduces by 2.":
2 2 4 5 5 8 = 4 Successes

«Plot» Janie says, "IC soaks to L."

«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 3 vs TN 5 for "Attacking Trace IC with Attack(serious) 6":
1 2 2 2 2 3 4 5 7 8 11 = 4 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 6 vs TN 4 for "Resisting second attack.":
1 1 3 3 3 5 = 1 Success

Hitomi glances at the Trace, and she frowns a little at the message she gets in her ear. "Knock him out the block, hon." She comments.

"KEPTAN!" Says Chekov, the weapons man. "De USS Irishmahn es opening fire, full phasers on the lifeform…"

"Steady as she goes, helm. Weapons hold."

"Aye sir, steady as she goes." Says Sulu.

"Aye sir, weapons hold." Says Checkov.

An arrow flies true from the Irishman's bow and hits the Trace IC squarely but has minimal effect. Not waiting to confirm, he rapidly strings a second arrow and lets it loose on the IC. Both leave a shimmery path in the air that fades over time.

The IC doorman looks surprised at the first arrow, and dead from the second. He starts to crumple to the ground.

«Plot» Irish says, "Supress IC sacrificing 1 HP"
«Plot» Janie says, "IC down and suppressed."

"Dat's right." The Leprechaun goes over to the doorman. "Knocked da fuck out." He squats over the doorman's head in a mock teabag before looking back at the portal. "Now then… " the bow disappears and the cartoon badge re-appears.

And with the trace's demise, you finally have a chance to look around…

The host's sculpting is of a sumptuously appointed showroom, with various display stands and video screens of Leatherwell's currently running trid advertisements. Politely smiling automated greeter icons welcome each prospective customer and field any questions they can answer to keep the customer comfortable while a live representative is contacted. Soft background music plays in a constant loop that has been calculated to be just long enough not to irritate prospective customers by its repetitiveness without actually having any kind of artistic value.

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "Wow.. Ya'd think they'd hire a bloody Node designer or something.. Yuck."

The USS Enterprise hovers in its own reality, sort of crappy for a sculpted system. The nebula is a dangerous place, with only a few safe places to linger. "Science Officer."

"Yes Captain?" Answers Spock.

"Deionize our partial trail. I don't want these people tracing us back to the alpha quadrant."

"Aye sir. Redirecting our data trail."

«Plot» Captain Kirk says, " Camo vs control. I do not have a camo program."

Security tally: Irish 5, Johny 1, Hitomi 0.


«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 10 for "Yeeeeeehaw":
1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 = 0 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "What was that?":
1 2 4 4 4 4 5 14 = 1 Success

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "Aight.. this where we needa be?"

Captain Kirk brings up the view screen. "USS Jailbait. Locate our access path to the Securitech Starport. USS Irishman, analyze the nebula(Host) for possible threats."

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "Nebula?"

Commlink-Hitomi> Hitomi says, "He means the host. Use that program you downloaded for talking with Blindside."

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "lol.. Roger that.."

«Plot» Irish says, "I'll perform an Analyze Host operation."

«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 7 vs TN 4 for "Analyze Host Operation… Control(10)-Analyze(6)=4.":
1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 = 6 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 7 for "Who's doing that?":
1 1 1 4 4 4 5 5 = 0 Successes

A large magnifying glass appears in the leprechaun's hand and a sherlock holmes style hat on his head…He begins peering around the Node here and there. He eyes the various features here and there, flitting around like a crazed cartoon detective looking for footprints.

«Plot» Janie says, "Irish: This is a Green-8 host. ACIFS 9/10/8/8/9. It's currently registering three users, one of whom has a security tally of 5 (you)."

Irish streams that information over to the other two intruders.

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 3 for "Index: 8, Browse: 5. Locate Access Node.":
1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 = 15 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "Who's that?":
1 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 = 0 Successes

You paged Hitomi with 'Looks like the big red phone with a single button on it on the desk is the access node to the Securitech site.'.

Captain Kirk eyes the datastream. On the open channel then… "Yes. It looks like the entry was not very subtle. However, we can lose them when we enter the Securitech Sector… Lets prepare to proceed. Captain Hitomi, do you have our navigational path open?"

Hitomi's visor flashes green, and then a beam of interlacing lasers sweep left and right over the area, eventually narrowing and locking onto a red phone on the desk. "Aye Aye captain." She comments as she heads towards the thing, "Looks like we've got our way in."

Captain Kirk mmmms. "Mr. Spock, analyze the worm hole."

"Aye Captain, analyzing Wormhole."

«Plot» Captain Kirk says, " Analyze Icon, the SAN. Looking for trips or traps."
«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 4 for "Analyze 6 v Control 10":
1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 7 = 5 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "Hmm…":
1 1 1 1 3 3 5 11 = 0 Successes

You paged Captain Kirk with 'No traps on the link, looks like. But you get the feeling the site on the other end isn't nearly as hospitable as this one…'.

"Captain, sensors indicate the wormhole itself is secure, but there are indications of high security or steller phenomena on the other side."

"Thank you Mr. Spock. Uhura, Open channel, ship to ship."

"Aye captain. Channel is open."

"This is the Enterprise. Sensors indicate hostile environment on the other side of the wormhole(SAN)… The Enterprise will travel ahead of the task force and establish our environment. Stand by for subspace relay from the other side."

«Plot» Hitomi will be performing a null operation while she waits- to avoid racking up tally. Deceive vs Access.

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 3 for "Access: 8, Deceive: 5. Null operation":
1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 8 8 9 = 11 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "Who's doing nothing over there?":
1 2 2 2 5 8 9 10 = 0 Successes

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "I can see I'm gonna have to do some searches for this show just I know what the hell he's talking about.. But I'm glad for the output filter."

«Plot» Irish says, "Gonna validate a regular user account in this node, in case I need to come back later."
«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 7 vs TN 5 for "Validate regular user. Control(11)-Validate(5).":
1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 5 8 = 3 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 7 for "Oh, you're a regular user?":
2 2 3 4 4 5 7 8 = 2 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls 1 for "Number of weeks the ID lasts:
4
«Plot» Janie says, "Irish has a valid account, although his security tally rises to 7 in the doing."

To the left of the Irishman appears a female elf icon with disproportionately large ears and boobs. She is dressed in a very low cut pinstriped business suit and is wearing Sarah Palin glasses. "Regular user, babe." the kid says and the sexy secretary pulls out a note padd, scribbles something down and hands it to him before disappearing. "Thank'ee."

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "Got a user account validated… pwnd_joo… If shit gets too hairy, I'll logout, switch jacks and login under that."

New host: Securitech Protective Solutions purchase order site.

Host Details:

Rating: Orange-9 (hard).
ACIFS: 13/13/12/12/13
Sheaf:

  • 3 - Probe-10
  • 7 - Killer-6 Expert Defense-2
  • 11 - Tar Pit-10 Armor
  • 15 - Tar Pit-8 Body
  • 20 - Passive Alert
  • 23 - Scout-8 with Killer-8
  • 28 - Trace-10 with Blaster-12
  • 33 - Scout-10 with Killer-8 with Sparky-6
  • 37 - Active Alert
  • 41 - Black Non-Lethal-10
  • 44 - Sensor Ripper-8 with Killer-6
«Plot» Captain Kirk says, " Logon to host. Deception v Access. Deception is 8."

«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 5 for "Log on to host. Access 13 - Deception 8":
1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 11 = 5 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 9 vs TN 12 for "Who's that?":
1 1 2 3 3 3 3 5 8 = 0 Successes

"Lt. Sulu… Take us in. Impulse to one quarter. Steady as she goes. "

"Aye Captain, Impulse to one quarter, steady as she goes."

You paged Captain Kirk with 'And you're in. Will hold off on sculpting desc until you're all here.'.

The Enterprise exits the wormhole in to the Securitech Starbase sector. "Spock, Scan the area, I want to know if there are any hostiles in the area. Uhura, call back to to the task force. Tell them to proceed, but warn the Irishman that the sensor network here is… intense."

«Plot» Captain Kirk says, " Analyze host."

«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 7 for "Upgrade the Sensors. Need better programs.":
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 11 13 = 2 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 9 vs TN 12 for "Who's that?":
2 2 2 3 3 3 5 9 11 = 0 Successes

You paged Captain Kirk with 'Orange-9 host, access 13, control 13.'.
You paged Captain Kirk with 'You also learn that this is the purchase order node; QA and disposal scheduling are located elsewhere on the system's network but can probably be reached from here.'.

Commlink-Starship Enterprise> Captain Kirk says, "This is the Enterprise. Be advised of the following, Securitech Prime is a class 9 solar system, with rating 13 navigational hazards and strict customs and patrol rating at a 13 on the United Federation of Planets Scales."

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "Sounds like a party, Cap'n"

Commlink-Starship Enterprise> Captain Kirk says, "Taskforce is clear to proceed."

Commlink-Starship Enterprise> Captain Kirk says, "Be advised, further subspace travel will be required to reach the logistical control centers of the Securitech Sector."

Commlink-Hitomi> Hitomi says, "Irish, hon. If you wanna back out, no-one will blame you. I didn't realize security would be so tight."

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "I'll press on… But if shit gets tight I'll back off. I'm not willin ta admit I'm outa my league yet."

Commlink-Hitomi> Hitomi says, "Alright, just remember you don't have to prove anything to me. Not everyone has my gifts or a nova-hot deck, ok?"

Commlink-Starship Enterprise> Captain Kirk says, "The Enterprise is, while not top of the line… she's a good ship. Do not exceed your design specifications."

The Irishman again whips out his freakishly large cartoon badge and pops over to the portal. He brandishes it, but says nothing this time.

«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 7 vs TN 9 for "Logon to Host, Access(13)-Deception(6)+2(Satellite)= 9. Detection Factor Increased to 7 for this action due to Sneak module":
2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 = 0 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 9 vs TN 7 for "Who's there?":
1 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 = 0 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 7 for "Access: 13, Deceive: 6, Logon to host.":
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 9 9 9 = 3 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 9 vs TN 12 for "Who's there?":
2 2 2 3 3 5 9 10 11 = 0 Successes

Hitomi makes her way to the phone then, and… simply picks it up. She holds it to hear ear, and then pushes the button and then her form disintegrates into binary, sucked down the phone line into the next host.

Security tallies: Johny: 0. Hitomi: 0. Irish: 2.

«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 7 vs TN 9 for "Logon to Host, Access(13)-Deception(6)+2(Satellite)= 9. Detection Factor Increased to 7 for this action due to Sneak module":
1 1 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 9 11 11 13 17 = 5 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 9 vs TN 7 for "Who's there?":
1 1 2 4 4 4 4 7 8 = 2 Successes

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "I should kept the deck they gave me… But I hadda cobble together this'n.. I'll be fine."

Shaking his head the newbie Decker holds up his badge again. "Alright… Pretty please with sugar on it." he says and suddenly gets the green indicator. He derezzes and follows down the datatrail to join the others.

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "Just hadda ask nicely. <display grin>"

The purchase order site of SPS has the starkly functional look of a site that doesn't need to draw clients, merely service them as efficiently as possible. The sculpting, such as it is, resembles that of an army
quartermaster's office, a single wide desk dividing the room in two and a doorway in the wall opposite the entrance leading to a warehouse with rack upon rack of uniforms stretching into the distance.

«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 5 for "Locating Access Node. 13 index v 8 Browse":
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 10 17 = 4 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 9 vs TN 12 for "Who's that?":
1 1 2 2 3 4 4 4 11 = 0 Successes

Captain Kirk stands now, looking at the screen. "Computer. Locate the navigational charts for this quadrant… and locate Securitech 5, processing and logistics."

Mr. Sulu, the helmsman, reports.. "The quality assurance subsector is on a direct course through quadrant Alpha. However, readings indicate that the disposal schedule system is located in a different quadrant."

Kirk nods then… "Very good. Mr. Sulu. Plot a course to Securitech IV, their deepspace disposal node. Full sensors on the route, however. One half impluse, engage."

«Plot» Captain Kirk says, " Analyze Icon as before."
«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking
Pool: 10 vs TN 7 for "Analyze 6 vs Index 13":
1 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 7 8 10 11 11 20 = 6 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 9 vs TN 12 for "Who's doing all that
scanning?":
2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 = 0 Successes

You paged Captain Kirk with 'Located. Both are accessable from here - but not from each other, apparently.'.

Captain Kirk pages: Help me out here… I need to go to the disposal first, then the procurement? I'm a little lost because I didn't plan this out in terms of actions to take like I usually do.
You paged Captain Kirk with 'QA first, to designate a batch for disposal, then disposal to move that particular batch up the queue to be ditched soonest.'.

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 7 for "Locate Decker":
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 7 10 = 2 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 9 vs TN 12 for "Who's there?":
1 1 2 2 3 3 10 10 11 = 0 Successes

You paged Hitomi with 'No deckers that you can see.'.

Hitomi once more puts out that laser mesh, scanning the host in a wide arc, "Well the good news is there doesn't seem to be any security deckers in this host. Still, watch your back. Sometimes they don't use their admin account, so they're off the radar."

Captain Kirk rubs his chin. "All ships, this is the Enterprise. Quality Assurance is in sector 4102, on bearing 302 by 109 mark 49. We will proceed to that sector to establish our insertion, then proceed back to the disposal
station for continued action. Enterprise is now conducting a sensor sweep of the routes to ensure safe travel."

«Plot» Captain Kirk says, " Analyze SAN, for QA. Checking for trips, traps or encryption."
«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 7 for "Analyze Icon(SAN), Analyze 6 vs Control 13":
1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 10 = 1 Success
«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 - 1 vs TN 7 for "Analyze Icon(SAN), Analyze 6 vs Control 13 KP 1/47":
2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 8 11 11 13 = 4 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 9 vs TN 12 for "Who's analyzing?":
1 2 2 3 3 3 5 5 9 = 0 Successes

You paged Captain Kirk with 'The QA system doesn't look nearly as welcoming as this one.'.

Commlink-Starship Enterprise> Captain Kirk says, "THis is the Enterprise. I am scanning ahead and I show that the Quality Assurance sector is substantially more hostile to intrusion than this sector. Be advised."

«Plot» Irish says, "Not sure I can pull it off, but I will validate a regular user account here in this node."

«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 7 vs TN 8 for "Control(13) - Validate(5)=TN 8":
1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 14 16 = 2 Successes

Security tally: Johny: 0 Hitomi: 0 Irish 3
Trigger step: Probe-10 launched at Irish.

«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 9 vs TN 7 for "Who's this?":
1 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 9 = 1 Success
«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls 1:
3
«Plot» Irish says, "Valid user account will last three days"

«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls 5 for "Sensor test":
1 3 4 5 17
«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls 10 for "Sensors":
1 1 1 1 2 2 3 5 11 17
«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls 5 for "Sensors":
1 1 2 3 5

The sexy secretary appears next to Irish again, batting her large eyes at him. "Regular account." The kid says to her and she scribbles down something and hands him a postie note before poofing out of existence.

You paged (Irish, Hitomi) with 'That last request from Irish seems to have woken up a probe IC - unimaginatively sculpted as an Imperial Probe Droid from Star Wars, but no less badass despite it. Rating 10.'.

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "Got an account set up here… name: assplosion…. Frack.. I got a ping on Sensors."

Commlink-Hitomi> Hitomi says, "I'll handle this one."

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls 4 for "+10 Trix Init":
2 7 7 16
«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls 3:
1 1 3
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 3 for "+10, IC init.":
1 2 8

«Plot» Janie says, "Hitomi, 30. IC, 19. Irish, 11. Sam didn't spot the IC so he can't act right away."

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls 9 + Hacking Pool: 5 vs TN 5 for "9D Attack Utility":
1 1 2 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 10 10 11 15 = 7 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 10 vs TN 9 for "Probe IC resisting…":
1 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 14 = 1 Success
«Plot» Janie says, "Probe IC fails to resist and dies. Do you suppress?"
«Plot» Hitomi says, "Sure do, dropping one hacking pool leaving me with 11"
«Plot» Janie says, "IC neutralized and Hitomi does /not/ add 10 to her security tally. Smart girl."

Hitomi moves with unnatural speed, impossible speed- towards the IC as it approaches Irish, pulling a Katana from mid-air as she moves she cuts the probe in half in one fell swoop, re-sheathing her Katana. She spins around then, slapping a seal on the thing before it falls, and causing it to disappear in a poof of smoke.

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "ZOMG HAX"

The account 'assplosion' has been validated, and the access nodes to both the QA system and the disposal system have been discovered.

Irish frowns at where the IC was, shaking his head.

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "Man… that Probulator didn't even drop any coins or anything."

Commlink-Hitomi> Hitomi says, "This isn't a game hon."

Commlink-Hitomi> Hitomi says, "Lots of security companies employ grey or black IC. I've been zapped by a Nonlethal before, and it's nothing like anything a white can throw at you so keep sharp."

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "Sure it is…It's all just a game… this one just has bigger stakes."
Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "Will do sweets."

Commlink-Starship Enterprise> Captain Kirk says, "Enterprise to task force, report. Sensors did not indicate any threats."

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "Then ya need a fine tunin' Cap'n. Electron-Babe sliced and diced it… !=sweat"

Commlink-Hitomi> Hitomi says, "Just an errant probe. No big."

Commlink-Starship Enterprise> Captain Kirk says, "Confirmed. Lets proceed to the Quality Assurance Sector."

«Plot» Captain Kirk says, " Logon to host, deception vs access. What is Access of QA?"

«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking
Pool: 10 vs TN 7 for "Deception 8 vs Access 15":
1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 8 9 13 14 = 4 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "Who's there?":
1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 = 0 Successes

The enterprise approaches the SAN node, stretching in to the infinity of the future as WarpDrive engages.

New host: Securitech QA System

Host details:

Red-8 Host, average diff.

ACIFS: 15/12/11/13/13
Sheaf:

  • 2 - Scout-10
  • 6 - Killer-8
  • 9 - Tar Pit-6 Shield
  • 13 - Passive Alert
  • 16 - Bod Crippler-6 with Blaster-10
  • 20 - Sparky-10 Cascading
  • 24 - Trace-10 with Killer-10(Armor)
  • 27 - Active Alert
  • 29 - Bod Crippler-8
  • 31 - Blaster-10 Cascading
  • 35 - Black Lethal-10
Captain Kirk gestures. "Engage warp drive, factor 5. QA sector. Shields up, weapons at the ready. Transfer power from life support to shields."
«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 9 for "Access: 15, Deceive: 6. Logon to Host.":
1 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 10 14 = 2 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "Who's there?":
1 1 1 3 5 5 7 10 = 0 Successes

Hitomi makes her way through the access node into the next and, hopefully, last host in the path to… well, crime and Hijinks. She pauses to take stock of her surroundings as she appears on the other side.

«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 7 vs TN 11 for "Logon to host. Access(15)-Deception(6)=9+2(sat link)=11":
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 9 10 15 = 1 Success
«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 7 -
1 vs TN 11 for "Re-roll with karma to logon to host":
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 8 = 0 Successes

Security tally: Johny: 0. Hitomi: 0. Irish: 1


«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 7 for "Detecting…":
1 1 3 3 3 3 5 20 = 1 Success

Irish moves to the next logon portal and displays his badge. "Little pig little pig let me in." he says. The access portal allows him entrance and derezzes to move to the next node.

The QA host is even more utilitarian than the purchasing host. Those of you who aren't using a full-on reality filter simply see rack after rack of suits of armor, each marked with a green or red light above the pallet to designate pass or fail.

The design spec of the armor itself is fairly impressive; light security grade armor over a form-fitting fullsuit, with full BattleTactm hookup and receivers integrated into the suit itself for maximum ease of use. Various pockets and adjustable harness hooks allow for easy carrying of any kind of firearm the wearer might favor, and the accompanying helmets contain optical visual magnification systems for that mage-friendly touch. Needless to say, the QA process is /very/ intensive as the PR damage from a suit not being up to spec when a wearer needed it can be devastating…

«Plot» Janie says, "You'll need a Locate File to find the QA logs, Edit File to mark a good batch as bad, and then a Locate and Control Slave to move the crate to disposal."

The Enterprise snaps out of Warp Drive, coming to coast quietly through space. Sensors quietly read the environment, reporting the data. "Helm to one oh eight. Come about to mark 42. Spock, engage the sensor scan to locate the access point…" Kirk says, his muscles rippling and sweaty, his shirt for some unknown reason, torn to the waist.

«Plot» Captain Kirk says, " Locate File. Browse 8 v Index ?"

«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 3 for "Locate File, Browse 8 vs Index 11":
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 5 5 8 8 10 11 = 10 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "Who's that?":
1 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 = 0 Successes

You paged Captain Kirk with 'The master file containing the table of QA pass/fail entries is easily found. In the host's sculpting it's a simple monitoring console, but you rejected that reality and substituted your own, so you get to write it. :)'.

"Captain, quite facinating." Says Spock as he directs Kirk's attention to the view screen. "I've located a life form located here… in this ship. It appears to be the master control for the the quality assurance sector. All
lots are subjected to its scrutiny before acceptance or refusal."

The ship, a massive ring like vessel standing on its edge, has a line of product lots passing through it in momentary halts.

"Excellent Spock. Relay the data to the other ships. Dispatch The Jailbait and the Irishman to the Disposal Sector… We'll handle this ourselves."

Commlink-Starship Enterprise> Captain Kirk says, "Enterprise to Task Force. We will handle the selection vessel. Proceed to Disposal and await signal to activate phasers."

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "Got a 1020 on that sector good buddy?"

Commlink-Starship Enterprise> Captain Kirk says, "Transmitting Stellar Cartography now. Stand by."

«Plot» Captain Kirk says, "Heres what I'm doing; I'm handling the marking as defective and such. I am sending Hitomi and Irish to the disposal site to handle that side of things."

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 6 for "Locate SAN":
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 7 10 10 15 20 = 5 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "Who's this?":
1 1 2 2 2 5 5 5 = 0 Successes

Hitomi heads with irish towards the slave node, and then breaks off. "Good luck." She offers him then, turning towards the host, she once more uses her lasers to scan the surroundings, and finds the access node to the disposal host. She heads towards it.

«Plot» Irish says, "Performing a control slave operation"
«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 6 vs TN 10 for "Rolling to perform control slave operation. Slave(13)-Spoof(3)=10.":
1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 14 = 1 Success
«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 6 - 1 vs TN 10 for "Rolling to perform control slave operation. Slave(13)-Spoof(3)=10. Re-rolling once with karma. Remaining karma is 2 of
4.":
1 1 1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 9 10 = 1 Success

Security tally: Johny: 0. Irish: 2
Trigger step: Scout-10 on Irish.

«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 7 for "Who did that?":
1 1 2 2 4 4 4 15 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Irish (#6142) rolls 5 for "Sensor test":
1 3 5 7 7
«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls 5 for "Sensors":
2 2 2 3 9

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "I'm balls deep."

Captain Kirk hangs motionless in space, watching the Irishman on the main screen.

Irish poits over to the coordinates given by the Kirkster and rezzes back into focus. Spying the icon for the slave node he fires up his handy dandy spoof utility, which forms around him like a shield making him look like a generic UMS icon briefly. He jabs his hands into the node and fiddles.

The control system for the robotic lifters consider the Irishman's commands, and after a few moments' pondering decide it's perfectly valid. The pallet is shifted from the ready stockpile to the disposal area.

You paged Captain Kirk with 'You see a R8 scout IC quietly observing anything Irish does.'.

Captain Kirk narrows his eyes. "HELM! Bring us about! Weapons to full! Transfer energy from life support to Phaser Banks! Sulu, open fire on the Romulan Scout!"

The Enterprise comes to life suddenly, the phaser domes charging with an angry red glow. "Set condition one throughout the ship! Battle Stations!" snarls kirk. "Stand by… Stand by.. FIRE!"

«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls 3 for "+12":
4 5 11
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 4 for "+8, IC init.":
1 2 2 3

«Plot» Janie says, "Inits: Kirk 27, IC 16."
«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 6 for "Attack D, Phasars to full.":
1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 7 7 7 11 19 = 5 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking
Pool: 10 - 5 vs TN 6 for "Attack D, Phasars to full. KP 2/46":
1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 9 11 15 = 3 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking
Pool: 10 - 8 vs TN 6 for "Attack D, Phasars to full. KP 4/46":
1 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 11 = 1 Success
«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking
Pool: 10 - 9 vs TN 6 for "Attack D, Phasars to full. KP 7/46":
1 1 2 3 3 3 4 5 5 8 = 1 Success
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 10 vs TN 8 for "Ouch.":
2 2 3 4 4 5 5 5 10 19 = 2 Successes

The Enterprise show's its teeth now, the ship at full alert. Power diverts from the warp core. A full spread of Photon torpedos and phasers lash out with the proper sound effects here. The ship being struck at decloaks the moment it loses power, that half breath between warp core disruption and breach.

"SCIENCE! Dampen the radiation blast! No one can know she's down!"

"Aye Captain. Suppressing the blast effect."

«Plot» Captain Kirk says, " -1 HP to suppress. HP now 9"

Irish looks over his shoulder as he pulls his hands out of the slave control node.
Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "Holy frack Kirk…I hope you hit whatever you was aiming at. What the hell was that?"

Commlink-Starship Enterprise> Captain Kirk says, "USS Irish, you had a romulan Scout Class Vessel, rating 8, scanning you. We have neutralized it. Continue your mission."

(Meanwhile, in an entirely different part of the host…)

Disposal scheduling:

Host details

Orange-8, average.
ACIFS: 13/11/13/14/12
Sheaf:

  • 5 - Tar Pit-8 Shift
  • 10 - Trace-12 with Blaster-10
  • 13 - Scout-8 with Killer-6 and Killer-10
  • 16 - Passive Alert
  • 20 - Blaster-10 with Sparky-6
  • 23 - Killer-8 Cascading
  • 27 - Trace-10 with Killer-8 Shift
  • 31 - Probe-8 with Killer-6 with Sparky-10
  • 34 - Active Alert
  • 37 - Bod Crippler-8 with Blaster-10
  • 40 - Shutdown
«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 8 for "Logging onto Disposal Node":
1 1 1 2 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 7 8 10 15 17 = 4 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "Someone knocking on he
door?":
1 2 2 3 3 5 5 8 = 0 Successes

Upon reaching the SAN, Hitomi simply pushes her way through, once more fooling the system into believing she is supposed to have access, by emulating the system's own security protocols.

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 8 for "Locate File Operation":
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 9 10 11 16 = 4 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "Who's there?":
2 2 4 4 5 5 7 11 = 0 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10
vs TN 9 for "Edit File Operation":
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 = 5 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "Who keeps doing that?":
1 1 2 2 3 4 5 5 = 0 Successes

Hitomi finally glides through this very last host, seemingly even more utilitarian than the last. She finds her way to the file she is to edit in no time at all, and then adds the Armor identified by Johny to the roll of disposed armors.

Commlink-Hitomi> Hitomi says, "I'm done in this host- good luck you two. I'm heading out."

Commlink-Starship Enterprise> Captain Kirk says, "Godspeed, Jailbait. See you back at Federation Headquarters."

«Auto-Judge[]» Hitomi (#8620) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 8 for "Graceful Logoff":
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 8 8 9 10 15 = 5 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "Did someone just leave?":
1 2 5 5 5 7 9 9 = 0 Successes

Hitomi reaches up to her visor then, and pushes a button on the side of it- she seems to do that a lot. A beam of energy bursts from her visor, and she tears open a portal through the twisting nether back to her own body. She steps through the portal, which neatly shuts up behind her.

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "What mission? Thought I just needed to move some shit around inna slave node? You got something else fer me?"

Captain Kirk brings the ship back about to the main staging area. On the Ship to Ship, Kirk responds. "Just terminology. Assume a flanking position and cover the Enterprise while we interface with the stardocks main computers. We will be vunerable while this happens. Enterprise out."

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "Uhh.. 10-4 good buddy."

Irish chuckles. "Whacked out SOB." he poofs over to the side of the Starship icon. He pulls out his bow and waits for potential opposition.

«Plot» Captain Kirk says, " Edit file. My read/write is 8. What is files of host?"

«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 5 for "Edit File. Read/write 8 vs Files 13":
1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 9 9 10 = 5 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "Who's making that edit?":
1 3 4 5 5 7 11 11 = 0 Successes

Spock steps forward now, his fingers parted. "PAAAAAAAAIN! PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIN! SUCH PAIN IN THIS CREATURE!"

"Wrong episode, SPock."

"Oh. My apologies Captain. I read the wrong script."

"Just edit the damn file."

"Editing, Captian."

"Bring the ship about Sulu." Says kirk, drawing his fingers down his chin, that shit eating grin on his features, you know the one, where he can't hear you over the sound of how Awesome he is? Yeah. "We've done a great service for the Federation today. The United Federation of Planets will prosper, free of the threat of Romulan Invasion with this new armor technology."

"Aye Sir. Setting a course for Earth."

"This is Kirk to the Irishman. Job well done. Return to Federation Space."

The Enterprise turns then, getting a nice profile shot for the Cameras, before it warps out of existance in a stretched beam of light.

Commlink-Wandering Irishman> Irish says, "Roger that Spaceman Spiff."

Commlink-Starship Enterprise> Captain Kirk says, "Who?"

Irish opens a glowing portal with a crayon from a pocket and steps through.

«Auto-Judge[]» Captain Kirk (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 7 for "Graceful Log Off, Deception is 8, Access is 15.":
1 1 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 9 14 = 3 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Janie (#4136) rolls 8 vs TN 12 for "Huh? Okay, bye.":
1 1 3 3 3 5 5 11 = 0 Successes

«Plot» Janie says, "Closing log, GM about to collapse."

Mission Complete.

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