A Mage and a Drone enter the bar.
Thu Mar 26, 2015 03:02

“So I used the Stu’s laser rifle against him — it is amusing how many of them think CREWs are the best weapon there is — and simply reflected the shots back with a field. He never knew what hit him.”
The Mage wiped imaginary dust from the shoulder of his uniform jacket and sighed, looking at the floating light ball hovering at shoulder height near him. “That is a sound move, but the bigger ones tend to immunise themselves to their own weapons. I am glad, however, that you did not push a field down his throat like that time.”
“I am entitled to some fun on the job, am I not?” the light ball changed colour, from red to yellow tinged with grey.
“Not when the regulations forbid your particular type of fun. I didn’t enjoy our trip to the Strangler Fig’s office and from the look on your fields you didn’t, either.” He looked around, then nodded at Rina. “That is her.”
The Drone dipped slightly in the air in response.
The pair approached Rina’s table. “May we sit?” the man asked.

  • "Emiranlanoamar?"Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 00:18
    Rina's relief was so visible it was almost embarrassing. "Oh, thank goodness, Desdendelle told me about you, but things kept coming up and I've been so busy with refiling paperwork I haven't had the... more
    • A Mage and a Drone enter the bar. — Desdendelle, Thu Mar 26 03:02
      • Rina shrugged and nodded. "Um, sure, I guess..." She scooted over to make room, wondering why these people wanted to sit at this table when there were so many empty ones in the bar. "Do you guys know ... more
        • The Guardsman scooted out of the way...SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 09:45
 let the Mage and the Drone sit at the table. "Nah, never met these guys. Go on and sit; I'm fine with standing," said the former soldier, eyeing Kala. He turned back to Rina. "Pleased to meet... more
          • "..."Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 10:01
            The Notary reached into the pocket of her robe and, after dumping several apples, a pink sock with eyes and a peculiar wig, and a glittery meat skewer on the floor next to her, ascertained that her... more
            • ...and stalked over as best she could (her current regeneration didn't really do stalking very well. It was something she missed, and refused to admit out loud that she couldn't do). She had... more
              • "And what fresh joy is this?"Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 12:23
                "Make it quick, Reader, whatever your conundrum is; I have an appointment with the local firewater for which I have no intention of being late. I'm probably going to regret not having prepared some... more
                • "You're not going anywhere," said the Guardsman.SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 12:48
                  He had released the Notary and was busy scanning her body with his laser screwdriver. "You just suffered what might be a traumatic head injury and moving might make it worse. Now sit still while I... more
                  • She turned away from the Notary momentarily, and shook the Guardsman's hand. "I'm the Reader. DIC. It's a pleasure." Remembering the Notary, her scowl returned. "Notary, I just got back from two... more
                    • ((Sorry for disappearing...))Desdendelle, Fri Mar 27 12:30
                      ((Internet went kablooey a while ago, using a backup connection.)) The Mage and the Drone ignored the Notary. Pointedly, some may say. “No, we have not met. I am Navare and this is my partner Amris.” ... more
                    • ((... For real?))Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 18:50
                      ((I mean, she's a blast to write for, especially now that she has a proper backstory (which is getting explored in my next mission, Coming Soon, hype hype), but people missing her? And, um, missing... more
                      • ((Also...))DawnFire, Thu Mar 26 22:46
                        ((I kind of assumed that the Reader was just glaring and tapping her foot and getting soundly ignored by the Notary. That is, uh, the rp moved forward, so I'm going with that being what the Reader... more
                      • ((Yup! I'm serious.))DawnFire, Thu Mar 26 22:13
                        ((I was on the Board when she was first created, and have watched what bits of her backstory exist so far come to light. My agents wouldn't miss her, but I did! Didn't realize until she started... more
                  • "It's so sweet that you care."Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 13:34
                    "However, I am obviously fine. It will take more than moderate head trauma to keep me from any duties; the new one has met my associate, she'll be able to tell you about what goes on in my RC." The... more
                    • "Yeah, yeah."SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 14:53
                      The Guardsman looked away from the Reader to check his screwdriver's interface. "Mmh. Nothing but bruises. You're lucky," he said as he pocketed his tool and stood up. "Most people would've had... more
                      • "That's Lola," Rina said without thinking.Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 15:01
                        She clapped her hands over her mouth, but it was too late.
                        • "Lola?"SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 15:10
                          "You mean she had a companion at some point? Unbelievable." The Guardsman absentmindedly rubbed the back of his head. "Wait a second. How much do you know about her?" he asked Rina.
                          • "Uhhh..."Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 15:24
                            Rina swallowed, not at all pleased to be so close to the Notary. "I'm not really sure... I mean, it was all jumbled images that I got when I..." she mumbled something that sounded like "Headbutted... more
                            • The Guardian facepalmed. SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 15:32
                              "Look, touch telepathy is something that should only be done if you know what you're doing. It can backfire on you if you're not prepared. Promise me you're not going to do that again, OK? Right."... more
                              • The Notary was indeed doing just that.Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 18:45
                                Mostly she was fuming in outraged amazement that someone knew and had seen and knew and knew and knew - She shot to her feet with a noise like a collapsible tent unfolding and turned the kind of... more
                                • Kala, who had previously said nothing...Voyd, Thu Mar 26 20:26
                         shot a glare at the Notary. "And here I thought I had anger management issues." She stood up angrily; while not very tall, Kala was still a very large menace toward anyone she was angry at. "I ... more
                                  • "Yes, thank you for your input."Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 20:32
                                    "I'm sure we're all very grateful, and I'm equally sure you have somewhere to scuttle off to. Have you considered a bath? No, clearly not. I mean, how would you get out?"
                                    • *snap*Voyd, Thu Mar 26 20:37
                                      That was all it took. Kala threw herself screeching at the Notary. Seven feet and four hundred pounds of furious scorpion is not something to be ignored.
                                      • Funny thing about broken neuralysers...Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 21:01
                                        They have a tendency to go off at suboptimal intervals. The Notary was a planner, a common enough trait in any bureaucrat worth their rubber stamp. That included a mental inventory of DIA standard... more
                                        • Meanwhile...Voyd, Thu Mar 26 22:11
                                          Valon had been too dumbstruck by the sheer nerve of the Notary to properly respond when Kala charged her. After the dust had settled, he turned to Rina. "Did not think someone could be that horrible. ... more
                                        • ...the Guardsman stowed his radio without having to use it and ran off after the Notary, adjusting his body camera to make sure it registered everything. He wasn't afraid of the Notary's reports but... more
                                          • "I was there. It may have escaped your notice."Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 21:27
                                            If it seemed like she was counting under her breath, she was. If it seemed like she was wincing as she moved, well, she was. You try hiding stuff when you're in that kind of pain. "Since you have... more
                                            • "Nice try."SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 21:35
                                              "Also: let's add vandalizing DIA property to your little list of offences," he said as he zapped the body camera with his laser screwdriver in an attempt to salvage the file. "My, aren't we in... more
                                              • "I'm afraid I don't recall that taking place."Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 21:57
                                                "I merely sent a request that your department run an external diagnostic scan at the exact time of the automatic upload. You, however, have just deliberately and conspicuously messed with your... more
                                                • "Well played, Antrilovorasilendar."SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 22:22
                                                  The Guardsman wrung out his tricorn hat and plopped it back on his head. "But I'll still have the last laugh." He turned around and walked back to Rudi's while dripping water all over the floor. He... more
                                        • Unfortunately for Kala...Voyd, Thu Mar 26 21:06
                                          Her size and weight left a lot of momentum. Her charge continued uninterrupted, and she crashed into the opposite wall. She reeled away from the wall, apparently unharmed. "Urgh... what just... more
                                          • Just as the Notary left, somewhat inevitably...Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 21:09
                                            Wobbles unicycled through the door holding a pizza. "Uh, ma'am? Your, uh, your hair's on fire."
                                            • Sumisu had noticed before Kala did.Voyd, Thu Mar 26 21:29
                                              The mini-Suu climbed up on Kala's head and smothered the fire. "... I have a ridiculous watery hat on now, don't I?" The cheerful vibes exuded by the mini calmed her down quickly enough. ((If you're... more
                                              • "Oh dear, was she here?"Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 21:32
                                                "I really wish she wouldn't drink so much. She gets awful tetchy."
                                                • "Was who here?"Voyd, Thu Mar 26 21:37
                                                  "I remember this guard dude getting ticked at this lady in fancy robes, and the next thing I know, I'm careening toward a wall. Why..." Kala took a moment to piece things together. "Ah. The lady in... more
                                                  • "Oh, she does."Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 22:00
                                                    "In and out of Medical. It's kind of sad. I think she does it deliberately, you know, to..." Wobbles shrugged, always a dicey proposition from atop a unicycle. "To get hurt."
                                                    • "Huh?"Voyd, Thu Mar 26 22:06
                                                      "Surely she's realized that someone... like, for instance, me ... could go overboard and actually kill her? My stinger can only paralyze, but I've got two giant pincers that could take the head off a ... more
                                                      • "I'm Wobbles the Clown!" =oDScapegrace, Thu Mar 26 22:09
                                                        "Floaters, partnered with the Notary. I... guess one day I'll figure out why. But yeah, she knows that she could be killed by the wrong person and, well, uh... you ever heard of the phrase 's-word by ... more
                                                        • That gave Kala pause.Voyd, Thu Mar 26 22:22
                                                          "She's... suicidal? She doesn't seem the type..."
                                                          • "No, she doesn't. Wouldn't quite blame her if she was, though, the Time War wasn't exactly fun." She shook her head, and focused properly on Wobbles, wondering absently how the human was managing to... more
                                                            • "It's just her way."Scapegrace, Fri Mar 27 05:47
                                                              "She makes herself as unapproachable as she can, I think, 'cause of the non-awful her. Uh, I mean, this is all definitely just conjecture, you understand. Wouldn't want anybody to get the wrong idea... more
                                                              • How the human had managed to make a Balloon Eye of Harmony while staying balanced on a unicycle, all in the time it took for the pizza box to go up and come back down again, was entirely beyond her.... more
                                                                • "Glad ya like it!"Scapegrace, Fri Mar 27 13:33
                                                                  Wobbles wasn't one of the more observant people, at least unless she chose to be. At the moment, she had other things on her mind - the Notary's coming war with the Guardsman chief among them - so... more
                                      • ((Since Kala's personality at this moment is "RAWR HURT THING THAT MAKE MAD," you can easily predict what she'll try to do. If the Notary manages to stop her, or if she gets pinned by the giant bug,... more
                                        • ((You do realize certain neurotoxins...)Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 20:58
                                          ((Work differently on Time Lords due to physiology differences? Kala might be in trouble.))
                                          • ((What kind of trouble?))Voyd, Thu Mar 26 21:00
                                            ((Trouble as in she accidentally buffs the Notary, or trouble as in she kills her?))
                                            • ((Who knows? Maybe nothing.))Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 21:05
                                              "Stop! Stop it!" Rina jumped out of her seat and grabbed hold of Kala's tail, clinging on for dear life. "So help me, I'll take your tail off!" ((Hey, she might be scared of the Notary, but... more
                                • Behind the Notary's back...SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 19:57
                                  ...the Guardsman quietly reached into his coat's pocket and withdrew his laser screwdriver. He pointed it at the sleeve in which the Notary had stowed her neuralyzer and sent a locking command to the ... more
                                  • The Notary just looked at him.Scapegrace, Thu Mar 26 20:22
                                    Well, she might have been looking at something she was scraping off her shoe. "You will have a full report on my actions here, as well as your lack of respect for personal privacy or property,... more
                                    • As the Notary withdrew, the Guardsman laughed.SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 20:57
                                      "Have fun writing the forms!" He looked down at his chest and checked his body camera. "Yeah, it I got everything on tape," he muttered to himself. "Who does she think she is anyway? I just looked at ... more
                                • "Did she just... neuralyze a tribble?"Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 19:21
                                  Rina stared after the Notary for a moment before shaking her head. "You know what, I don't care. I'm just glad she's gone."
                                  • The Guardsman strode back into the pub...SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 22:46
                                    ...and made his way back to Rina, water dripping all over the place. "Sorry about that incident. Even if she's a stuck-up bureaucrat she's still a PPC agent-- and we're supposed to Serve and Protect. ... more
                                    • Well, two things, really. Er, one and a half. The Notary was checking through the Guardsman's registered equipment list to make sure she hadn't missed anything, and promptly started having a... more
                                      • Once the initial shock had subsided...SeaTurtle, Fri Mar 27 08:21
                                        ...the Guardsman, despite being pinned under Wobbles' bear hug, awkwardly reached into his pocket and threw his laser screwdriver away from the Floater. With his most precious belonging now safe from ... more
                                        • She stared, horrified, at the flames issuing from the Guardsman's hat. "She's seriously able to get away with that?" she asked in dismay.
                                          • "Maybe yes, maybe no."SeaTurtle, Fri Mar 27 08:36
                                            "Either way, it's all in my head," said the Guardsman. "The Notary is just pushing back the inevitable."
                                            • "... but it's really nice to meet you! I kinda sorta left some people in the lurch over there but hey, come round sometime! I'll make sure she's out. Oh, and here!" There was a prolonged squeak of... more
                                              • "Oh, yes, I'm sure she's a lovely person."Iximaz, Fri Mar 27 09:35
                                                The sarcasm was so happy it was a bit of a surprise there wasn't Sar-plasm dripping from the walls. "After all, I'm sure someone willing to abandon a recently-regenerated, delirious person in a... more
                                                • ...and looked at Rina. "She did what now? I can't say I'm terribly surprised but... It's a Time Lord thing. If somebody just regenerated, you bring them in your house and help them get back on their... more
                                                  • "No, I think I've got it under control."Iximaz, Fri Mar 27 10:07
                                                    "But wow, the energy's still hanging around? That's... really weird, I regenerated yesterday, I thought the energy only lasted a few hours-- wait, set stuff on fire? "
                                                    • Valon perked up at the mention of fire.Voyd, Fri Mar 27 10:13
                                                      "So... you cast Fire Sneeze? So every round, your standard action is spent spitting out a cone that deals fire damage?" He grinned widely; he seemed to do that a lot. "Why yes, I play Pathfinder. At... more
                                                      • "A concentrated blast is very, very hot." He pointed at Rina's chest with his screwdriver. "You've still got energy pooling in your lungs and your voice box. Don't be surprised if your voice suddenly ... more
                                                        • "Uh, sure! Probably!"Scapegrace, Fri Mar 27 11:34
                                                          "I mean, half the time I don't know how I'm doing what I'm doing, and the other half I don't know what I'm doing period , but I bet we could figure something out! What do you think, Professor... more
                                                        • It was not dissimilar to the contagious yawn. But there was no way she was going to let the Ironic Overpower take advantage of the situation. "Yeah, I found out about the voice changing thing earlier ... more
                                                          • The Guardsman looked at...SeaTurtle, Fri Mar 27 16:42
                                                            ...Agent Wobbes as she made a balloon replica of Arcadia. "Hah, that's actually pretty good! Look: she's got the sky train network right. I can even see my old district on that thing! And that open... more
                                                            • "I'm really sorry."Iximaz, Fri Mar 27 16:55
                                                              Rina didn't know what else to say. "Don't worry, though. The Doctor will find Gallifrey, the writers wouldn't let anything else happen." She gave the Guardsman a small smile. "Well, I haven't been... more
                                                              • "Yeah, about that."SeaTurtle, Fri Mar 27 17:20
                                                                "It's mostly about the transfer of unwanted memories or even causing some sort of mental feedback loop or something. Let's say I wanted to show you memories of my first TARDIS flight: if I just... more
                                                                • "I thought about it for a bit."Iximaz, Fri Mar 27 17:24
                                                                  "Considered 'the Aviator', but decided there wasn't a point. I mean, it's not like I'm a renegade or anything, am I?" Rina laughed somewhat nervously. "And yeah, holy cow, that was quite the... more
                                                        • At the mention of the Notary...Voyd, Fri Mar 27 10:35
                                                          ...Valon's grin instantaneously changed to a frown. "I try not to hate anyone, but with that woman, I'm willing to make an exception. Just like Kala said: Doesn't she realize how dangerous it is to... more
                                    • "Oh, is that what's causing it?"Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 23:58
                                      "I just havent been able to make sense of it! And I haven't had a chance to talk to anyone other than the Notary and the Librarian, no time to go to the Canon Library and find books, and I haven't... more
                                      • "Yeah, sure."SeaTurtle, Fri Mar 27 08:35
                                        "You got questions, I've got answers," said the Guardsman. "Well, most of the time. If you asked me how to fix a TARDIS I could show you that but you'd need..." He scratched his chin. "Say... a... more
                                        • "Hey, I go on tangents all the time."Iximaz, Fri Mar 27 08:40
                                          Rina gave the Guardsman a weak smile and handed him his laser screwdriver. "Here, you kind of threw this." "Anyway, I think I turned eighteen a few days ago, but it's hard to be sure. Doc Fitz said... more
                                          • "Yessiree. You got time, though."SeaTurtle, Sat Mar 28 11:32
                                            "Provided you don't pull a Doctor and blow through over half of your regenerations in the span of a millennium you can easily live to be several thousand years old and only use up... say... five or... more
                                            • "Three thousand years?" Rina gasped.Iximaz, Sat Mar 28 11:42
                                              "That's... that's a long time..." She fell silent for a moment, staring down at the table and suddenly realizing just how incredibly young she must seem to the others. She decided it was best if she... more
                                              • "Painful?"SeaTurtle, Sat Mar 28 15:36
                                                "You're being torn apart and reassembled on a cellular level while your metabolism burns though an inherently unstable form of energy all while remaining conscious. Of course it hurts! Then again,... more
                                                • "That's... weird."Iximaz, Sat Mar 28 16:04
                                                  "Really weird. I mean, I knew that, but it's a lot stranger now that it's applicable to me." She twisted a lock of hair nervously. "Um, so, you said the touch-based telepathy needed training. What... more
                                                  • "No can do."SeaTurtle, Sat Mar 28 16:39
                                                    "It's as natural as breathing for us. On the up side, you'll be able to sense these weird 'tipping points' in time and guesstimate the best course of action based on your gut feeling for the future.... more
                                                    • Rina gave an undignified snort.Iximaz, Sat Mar 28 16:58
                                                      "Well, I'm sure that comes in handy once you're able to make sense of things."
                                                      • Valon, who had been spacing out...Voyd, Sat Mar 28 17:31
                                                        ...suddenly snapped back into reality. "Bwuh? Did you say telepathy? I dare anybody to get inside my skull." ((I kinda have in mind that Valon is just too weird to effectively read his mind. Anything ... more
                                                        • "DIA regulations on nonhuman agents..."SeaTurtle, Sat Mar 28 17:45
                                                          "...paragraph 3, sections seven to eleven," recited the Time Lord. "It boils down to this: 'if you are a telepath, no peeking into anyone's mind.' Stuff like that is strictly verboten; it's... more
                                                          • "Except Sues."Voyd, Sat Mar 28 17:57
                                                            "But even then, half the time I don't know what I'm thinking, so I doubt anyone else would." ((What is your opinion of Valon's psychic block of chaos?))
                                                            • ((It's a WIP of my D&D campaign. My character's a wizard/psion and when she tried to read the party rogue's mind, she just got a jumble of colors and a lot of noise. Sensory overload, his brain was... more
                                                              • "I have to agree," added the Guardsman.SeaTurtle, Sat Mar 28 22:12
                                                                "Besides, how can a person operate if everything inside their mind is complete chaos? In order to achieve higher thought you have to have patterns somewhere, right? Any competent telepath should be... more
                                    • Valon grinned; no psychosis this time.Voyd, Thu Mar 26 22:50
                                      "Hiya! I'm Valon Vance, DF. My partner's the one who just juggernauted her way into the wall. Uh, why are you wet?"
                                      • "The Notary tried to fry my cameras..."SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 22:56
                                        "...with some sort of magic water or something. She honestly thinks she can get away by writing bogus complaints because people talk to her. Well, let's just say her complaint isn't going to go very... more
                                        • "Vivisection?"Voyd, Thu Mar 26 23:12
                                          Valon honestly seemed confused. "If this is about the turtle in the Cafeteria, I had no way of knowing it was still alive." ((Valon got a visit from the Gods of Retcon; the vivisection no longer... more
                              • "Promise," Rina mumbled.Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 15:53
                                ((Eh, not really much to say on my end until Scape takes a turn))
                                • ((Erm...))Voyd, Thu Mar 26 20:04
                                  ((There seems to be important things happening. I suppose now would be a bad time for Kala or Valon to cut in?))
                              • ((*Guardsman, dammit.)) (nm)SeaTurtle, Thu Mar 26 15:32
                      • Valon noticed the Guardsman.Voyd, Thu Mar 26 14:59
                        He screwed up his face in concentration. "I feel like I should know who you are and be terrified, but hey, what do I know?" At this, the mini in Valon's arms wriggled out of his grasp and approached... more
          • "Uh, well..."Iximaz, Thu Mar 26 09:56
            Rina scratched her ear, looking sheepish. "I'm still trying to get used to both. To be honest, the time-sense thing is more than a little distracti-" The Notary walked past at that point, and Rina... more
            • Valon returned to the bar.Voyd, Thu Mar 26 11:46
              He was sporting a big black eye, he was carrying a small, cheerful-looking blob, and he looked horribly confused. "Uh... can anyone tell me why I left the bar? And why my left eye hurts? And why I... more
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