Snow Training

The Call

Kass doesn't have any sort of fancy Tag Cloud system and holo-display like Johny. She does, however, have access to Samuel's study. Aladriel once commented that all sorts of sneakiness and craftiness has taken place here, and some of that may rub off on them. The elven fixer sits before the desk for a long moment, looking over the files. Then she sends some calls, hitting a fire and forget program courtesy of a decker friend of hers.


The caller sends out a message, "Silk would like the privilege of your company for a small training mission. Study. 1 hour. Intercity mission."

Lilith drives over, parks the Shelby in a neat turn, and stomps up to the Study. Jeans, work boots, t-shirt and trench coat. Different look for her, but one more suitable, perhaps, to downtown work.

It doesn't take long for Johny to roll out of bed at that. "What?" He asks, looking at Marcus. "Doesn't that crazy bitch know I'm the one who makes unreasonable last minute demands on peoples time without regard to what they were doing that night?"

"What, you're busy masturbation schedule is interrupted?"

"… But it's -web cam- night!"

"Get dressed, old man."

Jester got the message and nearly lept into the air he was so happy. He made his way down to the up to the 26th floor from the boiler room of the abandoned building he's been squatting in where his cycle is parked. Starting and mounting the noisy old Yamaha he rides it across the windy skyway filled with debris and broken windows to the Plaza B building and into the only remaining functional elevator and hits the button marked G. Moments later he is tearing through the dark abandoned lobby, turning sharply in a slow slide on the slick floor and taking a makeshift ramp to the street from behind the security desk. Blocks away he stashes the bike and yanks the battery. He turns on the Ruth-Suit and sneaks his way toward the Fixers house, not out of any real urgency or request for discretion, just because its so wild to be invisible.

Silk sets the mood for the meeting, getting the scotch and glasses ready, the trid set up for display of vital details and so forth. She makes special plans with Aladriel to be ready as back-up as well, not bothering to call the mage but instead yelling down the hall.

That done, she dresses and waits for the party, drumming her fingers on the desktop.

It should be noted that this house is OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, so blocks away is a relative term. Johny's vette flies past the bike belonging to Jester, the top down and the driver traveling at patently unsafe speeds for the weather. But its okay. A crash would hurt the car far more than him, and well, cars are very attainable. A few moments later, the car pulls to a stop in front of Thistlewood. "Nice place…" He mutters, moving inside.

Lilith is sitting on the hood of her Shelby. Lotus position, eyes closed, breathing slow. Just taking a moment to enjoy the still, fresh night air out here, the warmth of the car…and recently, she's needed this.

Lilith blinks and stretches a second after, shakes out her limbs and slides off the car in a smooth motion before ambling to the door. "Evenin', Mr.Wulfson.

Johny tilts his hat to the woman, invisible though it is, in passing. "Come on then, sugartits, we got places to go, people to kill, money to steal or other such fun things."

Lilith smiles a bit, peering over her sunglasses at him, then idly blows on her fingernails in a faux-Jersey accent. "Whateve' yous say Jimmy." She winks and sashays in past him.

The door to the house opens and closes softly, and Jester shimmers into view as he moves through the hallway investigating carefully for any signs of Kassandra's humanity on the way. Pictures, artifacts, sculptures, paintings, books. A delicate finger gently paws at things as he moves through, touching and smelling, listening for sounds that might indicate where the study is. He finds it and presents himself carefully "Hey everybody." he greets.

Kass has her 'Silk' face on tonight, all business. She gestures around, "Take a seat, I'll try to keep this as brief as possible." There are three glasses out as well as Lilith and Johny's standard selection of scotch.

"I have some outstanding favors I need to take care before I am really 'retired'." She says the word with a faint smirk, trusting that you all know the truth in the matter. "One of those little jobs is right here in Denver. It is a trivial enough task, really, but one that I still want done by experts due to the nature of the mission and the respect I have for my friend who asked this of me."

Johny takes himself a seat, settling down with a plop. "Nice digs silky. Seems like fixing was good to you."

Lilith knocks softly on the door and smiles at Silk, still sashaying, and bows her head to grab a drink. "I'm honoured, Kassandra." She grins, and then moves to perch in an armchair. Ordinary street Lil, no fancy moves tonight.

Jester's eyes dart around the room watching how the others behave and taking queue. He eventually figures out that one of the glasses are for him, so he takes it and cups it in both hands as if it where a mug of warm cider on a cold day. With no intention of drinking the firewater, he listens on intently.

For Jester: There are few if any signs of Kassandra as Jester moves through the home, at least not in paintings, picture or the like. Indeed, it seems that many of the items are not those you would have equated with her at all; perhaps the home is borrowed for the meeting.

Silk nods to Johny, drawling quietly, "I spent some of my dragon treasure on it." She nods to Lilith, one eyebrow going up at 'street Lil', filing the data for later use. "This should be a relatively easy job, I would hope, and as such I am going to leave the details to you all and just give the broad strokes."

Gesturing to the trid, she remarks, "This is the Denver Zoo, you can't hardly miss it if you travel much in the city. Recently they acquired some animals of interest to my client, and they did so through means that they find deplorable. Your mission is to retrieve said animals and bring them to another location so that they may be transferred back where they belong. The payment for this endeavor is 45 kay, split however you deem fit."

Lilith nods. "What kind of critters?" She arches a brow in turn at Kassandra and just…smiles at the perusal.

Johny quirks an eyebrow. "Animal napping. Clarify the size and scope of the animal, please." Says Johnny without really paying attention to the pay. It's a favor for silk; She's done a lot for him. Once, he even saw her booobies.

But then he woke up.

Jester nods at what Johnny says, as if to second the interrogative notion.

"Two, actually, and they are kittens. The view changes on the trideo to display an image of the creature in question, "Two Awakened Snow Leopard kittens under the names 'Meela' and 'Trela' were recently brought into the zoo. They are your target. They currently weigh around 10 kilos each, give or take. They do have their claws, they can bite you. They also exhibit the ability to create an enhanced field of cryokinetic energy about themselves and nearby prey. Something to keep in mind."


Jester swallows quietly, the site of awakened cats always brings pause to Parrot.

"Pretty." Says Johnny then. "How do they respond to drugs?" Asks he, considering the best way to get the cubs out of the Zoo. It won't have the worlds best security, but it won't suck…"

Jester asks glancing to Lilith and Johnny first "What exactly does CairoHermetic energy do anyway?"

"KRyokinetic. It generates cold." Says Johny.

Lilith has her interest peaked. "Fascinating. Large, awakened kitties." She chuckles and sips her drink, then bobs her head. "Aye, freeze powers, you could say."

Jester images briefly that it was used to build the pyramids, but snaps free of this newly created alternate dimension of retardation as Johnny and Lilith clarify. Do they know that their correction has destroyed and entire dimension of possibility, probably not.

Silk says, "They should react fairly standardly to most tranquilizing agents. They don't have any specific resistances to the normal sedatives, at least as far as I have been able to uncover."

Lilith lets out a slow breath, thinking. "What's the security like over there?"

Johny nods to the others then, mentally figuring out where he can steal some animal tranqs from… "Okay. Whats the time frame for delivery?"

Jester sips his drink and wipes the corner of his mouth with the back of his hand. He wonders "Yeah, awakened huh? Wonder if they got a mage tending them."

"Daytime security is fairly tight, given the number of lunatics who seem hell-bent on diving headfirst into a pride of lions." Silk remarks, "At night, the animals are secured in their various homes, with the exception of those who stay in their habitats. There are roving patrols at night, with eight members on the security detail, one of which is a mage," she nods to Jester at that, "This person provides care for the awakened creatures as well as security for the zoo."

"There are also the usual litany of cameras, walls, and so forth. Fairly mundane, all things considered. They have a stand alone server that deals with the animal feeding and care as well as guest services, cameras, etc."

"I'd like to have this wrapped up within thirty-six hours if we can. There isn't a terrible hurry, but I'd have to schedule another flight for them, and that is tedious."


Johny nods. "Do I get to see your tits?" It seems like a reasonable enough question.

Lilith finishes her glass and sets it down. She watches the ensueing scene with amusement.

Silk nods once, "Certainly, I expected that question, actually." She indicates the trid again, clicking a button.


Jester looks at Johny sharply he murmurs "Aw come on man…" as if he fears this will rapidly degenerate now.

Lilith snorts and laughs quietly.

Johny grins as she ripostes with the usual style. "Goddamn I love a woman who's prepared."

Lilith just shakes her head and continues to smile.

Silk smirks, wetting the tip of one finger and making a 'score' mark on the invisible tally board, "Alright, seriously. This is a bullshit baby mission but things can still go wrong. Consider it team training or whatever. Phoenix and I are on standby on the usual frequencies."

Lilith nods, mentally going over a mental list. "Good to hear."

Johny stands up from his chair now. "Okay. Jester, Slither." He glances at his watch. "Zoos open for 2 more hours. I want interior recon of the enclosures. Kassandra, I'd like to use a private room to make a few calls. I will get the schematics for the security there."

Silk nods, "Of course."

Lilith nods, stretching a bit as she rises. "C'mon, Elvis. You can take me out to the zoo, hmm?" She winks at him, then nods to Kassandra. "Thanks for the work, Silk."

"Not a problem. Make me proud and don't get eaten by the lions, kay?" Silk grins, settling back to clean up her vid displays.

Lilith grins back, bearing a pair of fangs. "Not unless they want to get et back."

Jester stands up and secures his drink with Kassandra, "No problem sir, should be REALLY easy to get a map of the place." he nods to Lil and smiles "Probably cooler than the Aquarium anyway."

Johny nods to Jester. "I don't need a map. I need dimensions, I need details. I want you to be able to draw for me, when you get back, an entire diagram, to scale. Noting where obvious and
inobvious security is." Says the mid-thirties man. "I'll go make some calls. You guys? Looking for the human factor. Who's feeding them, when the shifts are, all that jazz."

Lilith nods briskly. "Recon, aye. I'll browse about a fair bit."

Jester wonders "Place is probably closed. We're gonna have to sneak around."

«OOC: Current time 1545»

Johny glances at his watch. "Here to blackbird park… you've got time. Maybe an hour and change once you get there. I suggest you move."

Jester asks Lilith, "How'd you get here?"

Lilith moves to the door. "Car. C'mon, I'll give ye a ride."

Jester follows Lil out and instructs her as to where his bike is stashed.

Lilith peers at the kid's bike. "Aye? My Shelby there is faster." She jerks her thumb to the sex-on-wheels antique muscle car.

Jester shrugs and asks "Whatamagonnado? Leave it here in the bushes all night?"

Jester muses and retorts "Side's chica, that thing is like a hundred years old."

Decking The Zoo

«OOC» Johny will be going to a private room, and jacking in. The Denver Zoo won't have a hugely secure server. It's a friggen zoo. I basically want to look for security controls, ectera, to know how they operate. Targets of opportunity as to shift changes, who's on duty, what kind of arrangements are made for the new cubs, evt.

Lilith just gives him a look. "Get in." She slides into the driver's seat, buckles in, and….guns it. The motor roars into life like an angry lion, giving very little impression that it's anything near 100 years old

Jester looks at his bike one last time, apologetically, as if he isn't sure what will happen to it. He plops into the seat and explains "Me and that bike been through hell and back together." making it clear that he is a one who personifies those things that are close to him.

«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 6 for "Logging in":
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 9 10 11 = 3 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 6 for "Getting my bearings":
1 1 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 9 11 13 = 4 Successes

1 1 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 9 11 13 = 4 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 6 for "Locating Subsystem":
1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 9 9 16 = 3 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 6 for "Accessing subsystem":
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 7 7 7 = 3 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 6 for "Locating file":
1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 7 9 = 2 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 6 for "Bitch, that file is mine":
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 7 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 6 for "Locating other paydata":
1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 8 11 15 17 19 = 5 Successes
«OOC» Lilith says, "Whoo!"
«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 6 for "Erasing tracks":
1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 9 14 = 2 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 6 for "Validating account":
1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 5 7 8 10 11 16 17 27 = 7 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 for "Leaving an agent with my account to take commands as required":
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 7 8 9 11

«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls Computers (Decking) + Hacking Pool: 10 vs TN 6 for "Logging out":
1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 7 11 15 = 3 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls 6 vs TN 12:
2 2 4 4 4 5 = 0 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls 6 vs TN 12:
2 2 3 4 5 8 = 0 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls 6 vs TN 12:
1 2 3 4 7 8 = 0 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls 6 vs TN 12:
2 4 4 5 8 9 = 0 Successes
«OOC» Johny says, "They never knew I was there."

Lilith smiles gently at him, expression losing a bit of it's edge. "Aye, I know how ye feel. The car's same for me." And with a jerk of acceleration, she slides the gears into place, spins a bit of gravel, and zooms out to the zoo. "But, it is faster. You like?

Jester smirks, he can tell what she wants to hear "Its a girl car." he taunts.

Lilith lets the engine roar and picks up speed. A flick of the dial, and the local classic classic classic rock station begins blaring heavy metal.

Jester drums on the dashboard to this crazy new music from the past, its got a catchy beat he can get into. By round two of the chorus he's singing along "WE DANCE LIKE MARRIONETTES, SWAYING TO THE ….holy shit, why is the needle on your speedo at 110? Is it broke?"

Lilith taps her hands on the wheel, driving one handed down a straight, clear stretch of road. "No." And soon enough, they arrive at the zoo. At those speeds, it's no wonder.

Of course, Jester thought it was 110 kph, which, you know, is like… oh.. 65 miles an hour.

For Johny: The system is only mildly sculpted as an afterthought, and more geared to keeping out script kiddies and vagrants than actual real hardcore deckers with milspec level gear and training. You knife through the system like proverbial butter, leaving nothing in your wake as a sign of your passing. The ICE may as well be non-existent. Within the span of seconds you are there, you slice out what you need and are gone again, a virtual ghost in the machine.

You have the current duty roster for the next week, including names, phone numbers, addresses and so forth on all guards, their hours, their paths through the zoo. You have knowledge and angles on the cameras, the door controls and passcodes, the feeding schedules, and virtually any other piece of data.

Lilith slows down dramatically and poor Jester is pressed back by sheer force of gravity as she pulls into the zoo parking lot at a smooth few miles an hour. "Oh, that was 110 miles, me lad. Not kilometers."

Johny comes out of the room he was using, Zipping his pants. He looks over to Silk, offering a nod as he moves to take his seat, collating the data he has. It will take far longer to actually analyze the data than to collect it; but thats long the saw of the Intelligence biz.

A Night Out

The Zoo looms before you, the colourful animal pictures along the gates and walls meant to distract you from the monowire along the top and the cameras at many points. The upper deck parking is relatively empty when you pull up, perhaps 50 to 70 cars still there, and another fifteen minutes to buy tickets, another hour and fifteen to see the zoo.

Piped in animal noises and virtual images of the residents of the zoo are visible as you move in to park, as well as the statues outside leading to the gift shop.

Jester asks as they dismount the Shelby GT, "Hey if you pay for my ticket I'll hit ya back outta my share?"
Jester admits "I'm kinda light."

Lilith chuckles. "I've got more then enough, me lad. Don't worry about it." She pays for the tickets and they move into the park. Smiling brightly, Lil takes Jes's hand. "Now. Keep an eye out, but keep natural."

Silk snickers at Johny, keeping an eye on several data terms, a secretary, and six cells. She just seems to be monitoring traffic around the city and any problem spots.

What a cute young couple. Lil has her long hair hanging in duo braids, like some viking maiden, so excited her man is taking her out.

Jester nabs one of the tourist maps and unflaps it on one side, folding it up on the other till the main part of the park comes into fram he snorts out a chuckle. "Lowalz. Its right over there, first habitat on the left from the parking lot. Check it out." he points in the direction of the Feline sanctuary.

Lilith nods. "Ooooh, I'd love to see the cats, luv." She winks at him and peeks at the map.

«Auto-Judge[]» Jester (#10296) rolls Intelligence:
1 1 1 3 5 8

Johny settles back in to the chair, closing his eyes. It's easy enough to see, based on eye movements under the lids, he's sorting information. He reaches up and pops a data-cable in to his jack, using the pocket secretary as additional storage. "You know, I'm imagining you naked in here. It's quite nice." He says, a smirk playing across his lips.

«Auto-Judge[]» Lilith (#8983) rolls Intelligence:
1 4 5 5 17
«Auto-Judge[]» Lilith (#8983) rolls Security Procedures:
4 10
«Auto-Judge[]» Jester (#10296) rolls Magical Threats:
4 10

Lilith idly glances around the park now and again, looking at the flow of the crowd. The people. The kinds of people. The animals. Oh, look, zebras.

Jester asks Lil "Hey do you have like…a cell with a camera or somethin?"

Lilith tilts her head at him and passes over her cellphone. "Oh, are you going to take pictures? You need to get me by the birds later!" She grins. Play along.

Silk snorts quietly, "Aren't you always? I'd be hurt if you stopped." She snickers, tapping quietly on her terminal.

Lilith and Jester: You both can easily notice the brown-clad Zoo Security personnel wandering around making sure that no one is getting out of hand. They are armed lightly at the moment with only a collapsible stun baton and a radio. There are cameras hidden behind cute displays of the animals, high up in decorative trees and posts, and in other places that the average tourist wouldn't see.

Lil: The guards seem relatively well trained but lax. It's a zoo, after all. They will chat with guests, mill about, and don't seem to be keeping a very tight schedule.

Jester: There are approximately 23 species of magical creatures at this Zoo. The Awakened Snow Leopards are the newest. It is thought that their ability to create snow and ice exists only a few inches away from their skin at most, and probably isn't able to be used very often due to energy requirements. Also, they are exceptionally immune to cold effects themselves.

Jester smirks and says low "Why dont you take pictures of me in front a stuff our buddy would wanna see?" noting that he really didn't see many of the camera's and obstacles but maybe she did.

The exhibit for the Awakened Snow Leopards is inside the Feline house, which is a few twists and turns from the main exit. The park is designed as a wide oval with the paths and sub-paths widing off of each other, with trees, bushes, and other exotic fauna blocking your view to keep up the excitement.

Johny continues to sort. "You know." He says quietly, shifting a pile of personnel files over to the side of his visual field… "I would never actually dishonor you like that." He says simply.

Lilith nudges him and giggles. "Oh, the monkeys? Or the warthogs? I can't remember which he liked best." But she shooes him a ways away from her, taking the phone/camera and raising it. "Ok! No…little to your left, babe, by the sign. Yeah. He can see where we saw the cats." Just like every other patron in the park, the young couple take some pictures to remember the occasion. Lots of interesting background detail to show Uncle Johnny. Once they got on a secure line.

Jester poses with arms folded and a bright smile as the side entrance to the habitat and various overhanging security camera's slip into view behind him. "What should we go see next?"

Lilith giggles and shrugs, moving to wrap her arms around him. "Let's just wander, love. It's so interesting here!"

Kass looks over, nodding quietly. "I know. But the banter is nice, isn't it? Like those trid shows you said I should watch." She snickers, clearing her screen and bringing up another.

The Snow Leopards are prowling and yowling in their little habitat, batting at the glass and looking around forlornly. There are relatively few patrons in here, mostly as they are feeding the elephants before closing, and the last sea lion show is going on.

Sliding a group of files to the other side, Johnny mmms quietly. "This is true. It does get a little tiresome some times. I have a hard time actually, objectifying you enough to make decent, imaginative banter beyond constantly asking to see you naked."

Jester leads Lilith around the sanctuary, posing in front of various points of interest for photos, trying not to make it look to obvious.

«Auto-Judge[]» Jester (#10296) rolls Stealth:
1 1 4 4 22

«Auto-Judge[]» Lilith (#8983) rolls Intelligence:
1 2 3 5 8

«Auto-Judge[]» Lilith (#8983) rolls Security Procedures:
3 9

«Auto-Judge[]» Lilith (#8983) rolls Stealth:
1 2 4 7

Jester and Lil: Through combined intel you both will determine that the enclosure has various sensors on it to determine breakage of glass as well as a few tiny sensors along the top that you surmise are there as some sort of motion sensor to keep fools from climbing over, alerting security to the problem. Other than that, just more of what you've seen. The cameras aren't omnipresent, and seem to be designed for more of an overview of the enclosures than actually watching any single one closely. Wide view vs. tight.

Kass glances to Johny, chuckling, "Well, you can always not objectify me? I mean, there are other options, I suppose."

Jester approaches Lil and gives her a kiss before suggesting "Lets move on, I wanna see some other stuff before the park closes." he takes the phone from her and briefly reviews the photos and then types out a message on the notepad to her which reads 'Lets head out to the larger habitats and see if we can find a gap somewhere to use for entry?'.

He chuckles in response. "Yes, but none so delicious." He leans forward then, planning the caper. "Okay… I need 3 badges, three uniforms and a van with city markings. Can you make it happen?"

Jester hands Lil back her phone and leads on out.

«Auto-Judge[]» Kassandra (#9777) rolls Negotiation + 2 ( vs TN 5 for "Trivial test, TN 5, base time 12 hours":
1 2 3 3 3 5 7 13 16 = 4 Successes

Lilith giggles and wraps an arm around him. "Oh, sure baby." She follows him, and will upload the information to Johnny as soon as possible.

«Auto-Judge[]» Jester (#10296) rolls Intelligence:
2 4 7 10 10 17

Silk shrugs, "Gimme colours, general look, etc." Armed with that data, she'll put in a call to a few of her people to indeed make it happen.

«Auto-Judge[]» Lilith (#8983) rolls Intelligence:
2 5 7 7 9
«Auto-Judge[]» Lilith (#8983) rolls Security Procedures:
3 4
«Auto-Judge[]» Lilith (#8983) rolls Intelligence for "kp1":
3 4 4 4 5

Johny slides a chip out of his pocket secretary, offering it over with the proper details. "Do this on the down low. No theft. We just become the veterinary team."

Silk will amend her order, changing a bit of the way things are done. It doesn't seem to change the outcome timewise, however.

Lil and Jester: You can easily find the various emergency locations and escape doors from the zoo, into and out of the enclosure and Feline display, as well as the mostly hidden door to the underground section of the zoo, where the animals are worked on and other things, presumably, take place.

Lilith narrows her eyes at that door, but restrains her curiosity for now.

«OOC» Johny wants to isolate data on the vet team, their identities, ect, and go back and schedule a battery of off-site tests for tomorrow.

Jester wonders "Whats for dinner?"

Lilith pulls Jester down to sit with her, so that they can "cuddle", resting their heads together, with Lil murmuring and smiling at him. "Hot dogs? Isn't that what they serve here?"

Commlink-Malus> Lilith says, "Interesting. There's a door, partially visible, somewhat secretive, leads to the underground of the zoo. I wonder what they get on to there"

Commlink-«<Nacht»» Johny says, "Much like any complex of entertainment, they can't do the house work at night, and they can't do it with everyone watching."

Commlink-Malus> Lilith says, "All righty. Sending…those pics help?"

Commlink-«<Nacht»» Johny says, "They are very helpful. Do both of you have datajacks?"

Jester canoodles with Lilith though theres is an almost imperceptable hesitation, the events in a recent team meeting have made him a little edgy about physical contact.

Johny murmurs to Silk: "Trodes, 2 pair."

Commlink-Comlink-Jester» Jester says, "You mean like, inside my head? No."

Commlink-«<Nacht»» Johny says, "Where else would you keep a datajack, Jester?"

Commlink-Comlink-Jester» Jester says, "Where do you keep yours?"

Commlink-«<Nacht»» Johny says, "In my… head?"

Lilith senses the tension, and gently strokes the back of the head. Less the gesture of a lover, more a touch of comfort. She smiles, giggles softly.

Jester murmurs "Under his balls." to Lilith.

Commlink-Malus> Lilith represses laughter

Commlink-Malus> Lilith says, "Anyways. Why the datajack question?"

Commlink-«<Nacht»» Johny says, "Return to the base camp when you can. It will make sense."

Commlink-Malus> Lilith says, "Aye aye, sir"

Silk nods, not even bothering to ask why. She is likely listening to the comm however.

Lilith nudges Jester. "C'mon baby. I think they're closing soon." She winks at him, presses a kiss to his nose, and tugs him up.

Jester rises with Lilith and nods "Kinda like this place, if I'm honest."

Lilith smiles brightly, swinging his hand in hers as they pass the gate. "Oh? Really? You'll take me here again?"

Jester explains ruefully, "I don't know, maybe if you stop sleeping with all my friends." this irony appears to amuse him greatly though he does not laugh, and suddenly a world of innuendos slips through his mind as he reviews the situation in the zoo and all the cheap shots he could have taken. What a wasted opportunity, but funny.

Lilith laughs softly. But her grip….crushingly, painfully tight for a moment before she releases him to unlock and slip into the car. She doesn't otherwise to be bothered or upset at all by his remark.

Jester hops in the car and guffaws to himself quietly, hissing out peels of guilty laughter until a snot bubble blows out of his nose surreptitious.

Lilith eyes get hot and zero in like lasers on the mess Jester's making of himself. She doesn't warn him and peels wickedly out of the lot, speeding back to Thistlewood.

Jester finds some way to clean himself up, but the laughter continues in little bursts at seemingly random intervals as he stifles it by looking out the window.

Lilith turns hard. "Oops." She says brightly, as Jester's bruised into the seatbelt. Down another road to get to that bloody mansion.

Back To Planning

Jester is abused during the ride home and eventually calms. When they arrive back at the house, he dismounts the car wearily and gratefully.

Lilith smiles at him and ruffles his hair before striding into the house and upstairs. "Ding bloody dong, the witch is here."

Silk is still in the same place, going over files while Johny lurks in a chair doing his think. She nods to the pair as they return, "Did you have a good time?" She has a glass of some sort of greenish liquid in a glass next to her, occasionally sipping from it and grimacing.

Jester complains "She drives like she hates me."

Lilith chuckles as she strides in. "Oh gods, woman, is that wheat grass? Are ye that much a herbivore?" She smiles, plopping down in an armchair. Seeming to stick to her genial, East End persona. "Oh, don't be mad, boy. I just drive."

Johny wakes up, it seems, when the pair return. "Okay. We have a functional plan. How are you at acting or improvisation?" He asks, looking to the others.

Lilith just gives Johnny a look. She snorts.

Silk looks at the glass and shakes her head, "Kiwi, Lime, and Mango juice. It isn't as good as I hoped."

Jester admits "I might be a bit of a ham and cheese." and then "Why do you ask?"

Lilith nods to Kass. "Aye, try adding a bit of honey next time?" She turns back to Johnny. "Anyways, aye, I can play pretend."

Johny nods to the others. "Based on the information my sources got, and what you have sent… it would be best to simply walk in and take the cats with their permission and blessing. I've arranged an appointment for the cats with a doctor off site. We will be its transportation."

Jester thinks quickly and asks "Ah cool! So we just have to look like we know what we're doin and then we're nova?"

Lilith looks pleasantly surprised. "That's a good plan, as I would expect. I've dabbled a bit in the medical field recently, so I could probably sound knowledgeable." She waves off her small skills. "We have an emergency plan? Not that I expect anything to go terribly wrong, but one must plan for it."

Jester wonders aloud trying to work through it mentally "So we get a truck or somethin, some uniforms, and ….some kinda ID right? And then……guess we drive up to the underground entrance, go through security….and get escorted to the thingy they keep em in?"

Johny nods. "Thats the situation. AS to the back up plan, we can always kill everyone then withdraw with the cats." A pause, looking to Kassandra. "The cats need to be alive, right?" A pause as he thinks. "You know, Kassandra. IF you wanted me to shoplift some pussy, this is an -awfully- oblique metaphor."

Jester erupts in peels of laughter as his train of thought is broken by absconded pussy.

Silk blinks a few times, looking up from her datapad. "Yes, the cats need to be alive. Very alive." The elven fixer shakes her head, "I have all I can handle at the moment, Johny, but if I need some more I will let you know." She snickers a bit, going back to running calculations.

Lilith simply nods. "I don't mind a kill, if it's needed…" she says offhandedly, getting out her pocsec. She doesn't quite register Johny's last few comments.

Jester explains after soothing "I have a manhunter with a full clip." he pauses "Supposin I should bring it with me?"

Johny nods to Jester. "Always have a backup plan, even if its just supersonic lead." He says, thinking on what the backup plan is. Probably a basic BnE and pussynapping. "Gotta go shoplift some kitty. Man. You know." He looks back to Kassandra. "I'm serious. If you need some tom in your jerry, some bannana in your pudding pop, some Dudepiston in your Guttlocker… I'm -available-. I'm just saying… think on it… think on it…" He holds up his hands, indicating she shouldn't answer, as he backs for the door. "cOme on guys… lets go."

Lilith rolls on her eyes as she follows Johnny. "What a cad, ain't he, Silk?"

Silk rubs her eyes, "He's something all right." She just laughs a little, shaking her head.

Lilith just smiles and shakes her head.

Commlink-«<Nacht»» Johny says, "Nothing but love. And the occasional masturbatory fantasy."

Commlink-Malus> Lilith says, "Charming as always. I could say the same to you, Johnny"

Lilith looks innocent too.

Commlink-Comlink-Jester» Jester says, "Like Slither never plays with herself."

Commlink-Malus> Lilith says, "Have you not seen my cupboard yet, boy? It's the gorram chamber of secrets."

Johny steps out the room, and in the foyer, can be ehard saying… "She JUST FUCKING SMELLS GOOD! What can I say. I have a nose in my FUCKING DICK, Lilith! Look! SEE? ITS A FUCKING NOSE!"

Jester pats Johny on the shoulder "You know what I think about when she's around?"

Lilith is just softly checking her pocsec. "Lovely. I don't know why you're shouting though." Her voice is vaguely surprised and very calm.

«OOC» Johny will be making sure the appointment is made, the authorizations are in place, ect, and our van is properly outfitted.

Johny then murmurs… "It's only funny if she heads it. Otherwise, it's just creepy."

«Auto-Judge[]» Kassandra (#9777) rolls 2 for "Mystery":
1 4

Lilith murmurs. "Hmm?" Not really paying attention, too much.

Jester completes with "I think about slamming your dank, harry, man ass." he offers "If you wanna borrow mine to think about, I guess I can loan it out for a good cause."

Lilith easily walks along, still tapping away. "Don't kill him, Johnny. He's amusing."

«OOC» Johny says, "Checking the van over, making last minute modifications, ensuring we have the proper tranqs, badges, uniforms, attitudes, vocabulary, ect. I want to borrow a veterinary medicine skillchip if possible."

«Auto-Judge[]» Kassandra (#9777) rolls Etiquette + 2 vs TN 6 for "Gimme chip or I cut":
1 1 2 3 4 4 8 10 10 = 3 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Kassandra (#9777) rolls Etiquette + 2 - 3 vs TN 6 for "Gimme chip or I cut, karma reroll":
3 3 3 4 7 9 = 2 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Kassandra (#9777) rolls 2:
2 4

«OOC» Kassandra says, "Rating 6 Vet Med Chip"


Jester drives the Van after intense negotiations with the crew, and the group start down the highway together in their new uniforms and faces. "Nacht how you wanna do this?"

Johny is dressed as Doctor Anton Levay, Vet-Doctor. Lilith is Alician Crowley, veterinary technician, and Jester is Bob Dobbs, the driver and veterinary technician. Sitting in the passenger seat, Johny has his bag in hand, his ID ready and the datapad detailing the situation ready, when they roll up to the gate.

Lilith sits quietly in the back. New face. Okay. Must repress urge to keep touching cheeks and looking in the mirror. Okay. We're good.

Jester rolls down the window at the service entrance guard post. He leans out the window and hits the page button to summon the guard. "Yo, anyone there?" he asks into the mic at the security console.

There is a long pause and then a guard finally shows at the post, looking perturbed. He glances out, looking the van over. "Hey there, sorry bout that, the game was on. What can I do for ya?"

Jester muses "Nuke burger and a nova coke. No for real open up." he adds "I got Doc Levay and crew from Priority Animal Care."

Johny offers over the datapad. "Mr. Dobbs." He says curtly…

Lilith yawns with a polite hand over her mouth. "Really, sir."

«Auto-Judge[]» Kassandra (#9777) rolls 4 for "Smart Guy huh? Lemme see those orders!":
1 1 3 29

Jester takes the datapad in hand and sets about transmitting his appointment into the console.

«Auto-Judge[]» Kassandra (#9777) rolls 4 for "Hey! an anomaly! Let me run this again!":
1 2 2 10
Lilith stretches a bit. Oops, there goes a button on her jumpsuit. Just enough cleavage all of a sudden…whoa, is that leopard print low cut bra?

Johny lets his eyes, obvious to the guard, trail to Ms. Crowely's bustline.

The guard looks over the information coming up on his screen. He stops, frowning and hitting a few keys. "What they hell is the meaning of .. oooooo." His eyes go a bit wide as he looks over Ms. Crowely's credentials. The night shift is always so dull …

«Auto-Judge[]» Lilith (#8983) rolls Erotic Arts (Seduction) for "Damn straight, boy. Million dollar tits.":
1 1 2 3 5 5 9

Lilith shivers a little, a draft now slipping into her suit. Oooh, that cold night air. Makes things perky.

Jester asks after a moment "Want me to come back later or something? With the day crew? Whats the hold up?"

Jester gives the guard reason to think Lilith could be taken away and someone less attractive brought in her stead later.

Johny eyes Jester… then the guard. "Is there an issue, sir?" He shifts slightly, to allow a better view of the ladies… credentials.

Guard Johnson (and L'il Guard Johnson) are all eyes, appreciative of the night's vision. He shakes his head, then again, waving you through. "Oh, sorry, it looked like you I-DO1T form was not quite up to date, but all seems in order. Move along, move along."

It's so nice when the team works in Simpatico.

Lilith yawns again, giving a bit of a stretch. She smiles and winks at the guard. "Oh, thanks. Lovely of you to help out."

Jester slaps the shifter into drive and prepares to enter the compound, he hands the datapad back to the good Doctor.

Jester gives Lilith a wink, as if to say 'Nice job!'.

Johny takes the datapad back. "Thank you, Mr. Dobbs. I do appreciate it. Ms. Crowely, I think you're ah… showing."

Lilith blinks and looks down. She gives a little, polite gasp. "Oh, sugar!" And a polite swear, clutching her jumpsuit closed. "Oh, I am *so* sorry, doctor."

Jester muses as he pulls into the compound, rolling his window up tight, "So I guess we bag them while he bags her? Whats the plan?"

The service entrance leads you to an underground parking structure, fully illuminated and quite well detailed, with colourful arrows leading off to each section of the zoo and associated offices. An orange arrow indicates the direction to the Vetinary Medical and Animals Branch.

Commlink-Malus> Lilith says, "You know. I only wore the leopard print on a whim. I thought, zoo, it works…normally it'd be so tacky. Good luck today, though."

Commlink-«<Nacht»» Johny says, "Commsilence"

Commlink-Malus> Lilith says, "Gods. Men."

Jester follows the arrows toward Veterinary. He asks "Will they have em prepped for us you think?"

Lilith looks up, rebuttoning her suit. "I'd hope so."

"The appointment was scheduled, so I cannot imagine they will not. Ms. Crowley, can you prepare the transport crates?"

Lilith nods briskly and gets up to start doing so. "Yes, Dr. Levay." Of course, crouching over in the van does make her bend over. Odd how a baggy jumpsuit can actually make the imagination work more…but, still, she's not doing anything deliberately.

Jester pulls into the Vetrinary area and parks, killing the engine and unlocking the doors with the lock console before looking to Nacht one last time for instruction "Do this like normal right? I get a sig from the supervisor, you guys start with the gear?"

«Auto-Judge[]» Kassandra (#9777) rolls 1:

Johny steps out of the vehicle once its parked. It's late. He's tired, but you know, for an opertunity to work on the big cats, he's available and interested. He looks around for his liason in the zoo, the one who should have prepped the cats.

Lilith grunts and struggles with the crates, muttering like a good assistant would.

The door to the Vet Med Wing opens, a bored looking blond undergrad dressed in khaki's and a brown shirt proudly proclaiming "Denver Zoo! Climb High With Us!" on it. She waves to the trio, "Ah, there you are, Fred said you were on your way down. I've got them ready for you if you want to come check them out, and we'll get you on your way." She smiles, looking tired and overworked but not suspicious.

Jester approaches the youngster and asks "You signin?" shoving the datapad and stylus into the kids face and pointing to the fields on the screen, occupying his vision as the others move in.

The girl smiles and shakes her head, "Oh God no, the Prof would have my head if I signed anything after the last fiasco. No, Professor Yang will have to sign off on that." She helpfully points inside, "Just down the hall, angry looking Chinese man, you can't possibly miss hearing him."

Lilith chuckles as she looks up, resting on a crate. "Oh my, aren't all the bosses like that?"

Johny moves over to the woman. "Of course… Thank you, Miss." Says the doctor as he moves off to speak with Doctor Yang He mentally calculates. Angry doctor in the night, Asian. He will be suspicious.
Jester calls after Doc Levay who just doesn't appear to be reading any of his queues. "Doc, if your headin down take the pad and I'll help with the crates."

Jester hands the pad to Doc Levay as he passes.

Lilith looks up. "Need help, Dr.Levay?"

"You said it, sister." The intern will move to follow you in. From a few rooms back you can hear an angry high pitched Chinese-accented English voice calling out, "No no no no no! You will *damage* it! Are you just trying to fail, Mr. Cooper, or did you want to pass my class. Take the animal *gently* out of the cage."

Johny shakes his head. "Dobbs, with me. Crowley, with the vehicle." He says, taking the pad from Mr. Dobbss. "Dr. Wang!"

Lilith bobs her head and continues fussing with the crates. Looking bored.

The Chinese man, once you see him, looks nothing like you might expect, or everything you would. He is small, bald, with owlish looking cybernetic replacement eyes that make him look like some sort of exotic specimen of bird. He squints at you before remarking, "You are Levay?"

Johny nods his head, offering his forward. "Anton Levay, Doctor Yang. I hope you didn't stay up too late for this."

Jester follows Nacht in, glancing around looking for security guards, panic switches, camera's and the like. Completing a brief sweep he looks toward the animals but stays at Johny's flank.

Lilith idly keeps her eyes open and scanning around her area while she waits.

The man is currently berating a pair of young college-aged interns who are moving a tranquilized grizzly from one cage into a transport container. He shakes his head at Levay, "Not at all, Doctor. I have other transports to take care of this evening, yours is just one of many here at the Denver Zoo." It sounds like he practices that in a mirror. "I believe your animals are over here, if you'll follow, please?"

The Asian man leads you towards two containers with holes, all clearly marked with the animals name, species, various warnings and decrees, shipping manifests and the like. He indicates the containers. "If you'd like to check them before we sign them over, I'll completely understand." He says it as if daring you to check them and prove they are injured.

There is a bored looking security guard down at the far end of the hall, currently watching the aforementioned game on a pocket secretary. There are a few cameras, all pointing outward towards the doors.

Lilith leans on the truck, watching a bit, glancing here and there, checking her nails as she waits. Hum hum.

Actually, Johnny does check them. Insurance purposes. You cannot take delivery of a patient or important property without verifying, at least vaguely, it's condition. A few numbers are murmured to himself, such as eye dilation speed, heart rate, breath rate. "Everything looks to be in order, Dr. Wang. Thank you. We'll get them back to the zoo as quickly as possible."

Jester glances towards the interns, watching them move the awesome creature in the background.

«Auto-Judge[]» Kassandra (#9777) rolls 5 for "Are you suspicious?":
2 2 8 9 17

«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls Etiquette + 3 (acting) for "I am VERY VERY smooth. Yes?":
2 2 3 3 3 3 8
«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls Etiquette + 3 (acting) for "I am VERY VERY smooth. Yes? KP 1":
1 2 2 2 4 4 5
«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls Etiquette + 3 (acting) for "I am VERY VERY smooth. Yes? KP 3":
2 3 3 4 4 4 17

«Auto-Judge[]» Jester (#10296) rolls Etiquette:
1 1 5 5
«Auto-Judge[]» Jester (#10296) rolls Etiquette:
1 3 3 5

«Auto-Judge[]» Lilith (#8983) rolls Erotic Arts (Seduction) for "Just in case anyone NEEDS ME *grumblegrumble*":
1 3 3 3 3 10 15
«Auto-Judge[]» Lilith (#8983) rolls Etiquette for "That one too":
2 2 4 4 8

The professor watches Levay with the expression of someone who hates their job and imposes petty rules and regulations just to get back at everyone around them for their unhappiness. He squints at something Levay does, a little quirk of movement, the way he handles his instruments. The man asks, "Where did you get your training, Levay?" He watches closely now, becoming interesting.

Johny pulls the detail with no effort from the prepared background file he created. It specifically selected a school far away from where Dr. Yang's file indicated he went to school. "Montreal School Of Veterinary Science." He answers smoothly as he nods to Jester to take the animal crates. "Yourself?"

Jester distracts immediately with "Hey Doc, not to be nosy but…isn't that bear harnessed wrong for bein a girl?" he winces slightly as if reacting to something visually painful.

"Ah. I went to the prestigious Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine." He starts to further grill Levay but is distracted by Dobbs. "What?? You fools! Do you want to kill the creature?" He moves away to scream at the interns, unleashing years of self-loathing on them.

Johny gives Jester a 'load them quick' sort of nod as he taps off a few commands on the datapad. A mental signal is sent to the Agent currently residing in the mainframe of the Zoo to patch a call in to Dr. Wang from Dr. Hugh Johnson, FDC Zoo.

Lilith scratches one leg, tilting her head to listen to the yelling inside. Oh dear.

Jester grabs the twin carriers, buckling a bit under the weight of the 90 odd pounds combined and moves toward the door lowslung with the carriers skimming the ground lightly.

Dr. Johnson has a problem with the Mating Habits of the North American Juggernaut.

The female intern takes the call, putting it on hold to try and go wrangle the doctor towards Dr. Johnson's call. You have a free shot at the door.

Johny moves with Jester. "Allow me to help." He says, taking one of the crates and moving for the vehicle at a good clip, but not running or rushed. Just got places to go, people to do. He sends a second command to the Agent; route Madam Cristina's phone sex operator to the guard shack.

Lilith spots the menfolk coming and quickly begins to get things ready.

The Getaway

Jester beelines for the door handing a crate off to Johny, he rounds the corner with one crate easily and speed walks to the rear of the van. The tension starting to get his blood pumping as the near a critical juncture in the robbery.

Lilith is cool as a cucumber. Hum hum, goodness me, I want to get off work and then go home.

There is some assorted yelling from behind you, something about a Johnson on the phone and Juggernauts. It is all very confusing. Fortunately, you are able to load the vehicle without any problems. Inside, a bear makes an angry sound as it starts to wake up.

Lilith slips into her seat in the back, cooing softly, speaking gently to the possibly frightened young tigers. "Awww, whossis then? Did that nasty man yell? Whossa good loves, we're almost away from here…"

Jester helps Lilith load his crate and then moves around the van toward the drivers entrance, making his first subtle mistake as he moves toward the driver's seat in a blur of movement rather than a walk. Its only a few meters, and fortunately the guards are talking to a breathy phone sex operator.

The leopards are fast asleep, under the effects of tranqs. They are breathing well and look to be in excellent condition.

Johny slides calmly in to the drivers seat, mentally talking dirty to the guard, building him up quickly, talking breathy in his ear.

"Oh yes… you've been a naughty boy Chris… Oh yes… Tell me… how have you been a naughty boy."

Lilith smiles at the cats and then buckles in.

Jester starts the engine and waits pensively at the wheel…

Lilith squeezes Jester's shoulder from behind. "At ease, Jester." Her voice firm, but calming.

The guard, 'Chris', has his door closed and seems very involved at the moment.

There doesn't seem to be any hot pursuit behind you. However, there is the sound of a grumpy bear and a reminder that 50 ccs is not 500 ccs.

Jester nods, body twitching beneath her touch and then soothing. "Right…right." he glances out the windshield and leans back into the cushion of the drivers seat.

Johny lets his voice, mimicking Madam Cristina's voice.. "You've been such a bad boy Christopher. Yes… Now. I want you to close the door… Yes… That's better. Nice and private…."

Lilith smiles and gives Jester a quick neck rub. "Good lad. That wasn't so hard, was it?"

Lilith eyes Johnny. "Hot." She says simply.

Lilith then just rolls her eyes.

Jester murmors as he navigates the corridors toward the exit "I'm used to line jumpin, gate crashers. You guys made this too easy, made me nervous." he chuckles and seems to have talked himself through it all. He doesnt even roll down his window at the security console, he just honks twice lightly. "Guys' busy, I be he hits the buzzer see-in as Nacht is hittin his buzzer."

Jester would be right, as the second honk ends you get a green light and a raising of the security bar. The door does *not* open.

Lilith sits back and chuckles dryly. "That's a mental image I didn't need."

«Auto-Judge[]» Johny (#799) rolls Acting (Impersonation):
1 1 2 4 4 5 5

Jester drives off once the security barrier is lifted, he smiles, this went well. "Drek! Is it always like this?!"

Once the van is clear and down the street… "Now.. slide your hand down to your zipper… Yes… unzip… Oh yes… wait… Whats this? Christopher!" Cristina giggles. "You call this a manhood? My god, boy… I've seen larger cocks on girls. It's not nice to lie to Madam Cristina… I think its time to punish that naughty little cocklet…"

He then fakes line noise… and hangs up.

Johny slides his phone away. "The things I do for a good job."

Lilith rolls her eyes. "You need to improve your form, but that was a fairly good drop off, Nacht. Nasty, but well done."

Johny comments as he uses one hand to rub his eyes… "I'm a spy, not a fucking phone sex operator. The things I do for my art…"

Lilith watches Johny with a faint smile. "Indeed. Next time, let me handle it, hmm?"

Lilith says "I'm a way better phone sex operator then you.""

The night is before you, the address in Johny's possession. You should be able to return the animals without any problems that you do not make for yourselves. The aforementioned funds are already drawing interest in the accounts that Silk has for you or, in Jester's case, sitting on a certified credstick under Lil's bed.

March 03, 2009

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