0745 February 9th, 2014 in Harlem, NY
[8:14:35 PM] Fate: *The band groups up Heading to (assuming) the address of the apartment given to Patli to relax till morning. The group wakes up bright and early and heads out already having decided to work in Soho first. The pile into a cab and head to the Island of Manhattan via the George Washington Bridge. Upon coming to Marcy Ave in brooklyn you hit a Road block. Men in military gear order you out of the car at gun point. (minus the police on uniform) They demand to see ID and demand to know why you have entered a restricted area.*
[8:15:13 PM] Kent: Kent blinks as Dagny says that to him… he… he didn’t know what it meant, but he did know that its meaning would be known much later. For now, he kept the knowledge in his back pocket.
[8:18:20 PM] Teagan: Teagan adapts a bored slightly annoyed expression and allows one of the more nimble tongued to deal with the questions.
[8:21:08 PM] Tesla: The Good Doctor has set aside his labcoats and steampunkery for the moment, and after a stretch in the morning light to regrow his hair…
[8:21:31 PM] Tesla: A good shave has him looking like he used to before the webshow, before the mad scientist schtick.
[8:24:28 PM] Dagny: Fighting back a strange, uncharacteristic twinge of irritation, Dagny straightens and presents her ID to the foremost SWAT officer. “Surely you were informed about the researchers scheduled to arrive in…” she checks a nearby clock, “fifteen minutes. What do you know? We’re early.”
[8:25:10 PM] Fate: ((thats a good point please let me know what everyone has done with their relics for this deception)
[8:26:21 PM] Fate: *One of the men snatch her ID from her and wave another man over.* “ID SCANNER! I also need the visitation log.”
[8:26:48 PM] Teagan: [hmmn uhmn bracelets look like jewelry they’re fine.. the sheleighle umn in her pant leg maybe? >.> does that work? and Luna is hidden in her hair.]
[8:27:02 PM] Tesla: John leans over, “Is this really necessary? I’ve had to piss for the last ten minutes, man…”
[8:27:20 PM] Dagny: (( Dagny’s relics are pretty low key. She’ll keep the earring on (hidden by her hair), and put her glove in her other pocket. The folding mirror is in its usual spot. ))
[8:27:52 PM] Patli: (I suppose I’ve gotta leave my bow behind :( )
[8:28:01 PM] Dagny: The irritation flashes in Dagny’s eyes. “Give that back,” she snaps. (( Overt Order ))
[8:28:13 PM] Patli: (Pendant is with me but in my pocket)
[8:28:25 PM] Teagan: Groans as if Johns having to pee is a common annoyance. “Ah fuck man, bladder like a 12 year old girl” she grouses."
[8:29:05 PM] Tesla: “Hey, you didn’t drink a two liter to wake up this morning. Freakin’ early morning asskisser.”
[8:29:21 PM] Fate: *one of the Men look at Tesla* “Not my concern. This Island is restricted to all civilian personel. So until your ID is scanned You will shut up and stand right there.” *The man who took the ID stops for a moment. (roll)*
[8:29:25 PM] Kent: ((Fair point… concealing my pistols like a gangster, behind my back and tucked in my pants. Shirt covers the back. Then the book is stuffed inside my shoe.))
[8:29:55 PM] Teagan: “Oi if you didn’t stay up wankin’ to asian porn all night you’d have better luck waking” leaning over like she’s about to deck him, maybe if they fear a scuttle they’ll be waved on through.
[8:30:54 PM] Dagny: (( 7 ))
[8:31:23 PM] Patli: “Asians are overrated.”
[8:32:27 PM] Tesla: “Not just to Asians…” He winks lewdly.
[8:33:15 PM] Tesla: He leans forward, between the two front seats. “Redheads help for the final lap.”
[8:33:35 PM] Teagan: Groans “gross, what a pervert” She moves to lean out the window. “C’mon if I stay in here with this freak any longer I’m gonna wring his neck, just let us through.” She waves her badge around at his face but doesn’t give him a chance to grab it.
[8:39:10 PM] Fate: *Another man comes over with a a boxed machine and a binder. The one confronting Tesla raises his gun and aims it at his head. “Sir again Im not going to say it again shut it up, or you will be forced to shut it up.” Another looks to Teagan and chuckles behind his masks as she flinches at Tesla as if to sock him. THe man with the ID turns on his heal and hands it back to Dagny. The soldier with the Scanner halts. “Sir what are you doing sir we Need to scan their ID’s.”
“Shut up Roberts give me that god damn log.” *He shuffles through the log. * “Defense researchers scheduled to arrive today…..at twenty hundred hours.” *He looks to Dagny* “Looks like your 12 hours early Mam.” *he grabs his radio and speaks into it* “Sir your team is hear but they are early.” *he waits for a response but what comes back is inaudible what sounds like someone screaming. The voice calms down.* “God Dammit I knew this shit would happen FUCK! im not even ready our prime candidate hasnt even arrived yet hes still on a plane from Vermont. But we have the other 3. Get them to 127 and 2nd ASAP. GOD DAMMIT!”
[8:40:01 PM | Edited 8:40:19 PM] Fate: *The man waves for you all to follow him two others remove a wooden barrier and wave you to enter an Armored Van*
[8:45:01 PM] Patli: Patli follows into the van, but memorizes that address in case anything goes wrong and they don’t reach it. Or if they need to return later.
[8:45:37 PM] Dagny: Dagny snatches the ID back, trying to cool her strangely short temper. “Thank you,” she says curtly. At that she settles back into her seat, closes her eyes, and takes a deep breath. And here she thought she had control again. She hadn’t had a mood swing this severe since… well. At least it was anger. Anger wasn’t as debilitating.
[8:48:39 PM] Kent: Kent would allow himself to be led, but insist that he not be touched, delcaring that he does not do well with foreign contact that has not been sterilized beforehand.
[8:49:43 PM] Tesla: John follows.
[8:52:30 PM] Teagan: Going along with she wonders when Pat is going to make his move to slip off and go search.
[8:52:37 PM | Edited 8:52:53 PM] Fate: *As everyone piles into the armored vehicle the doors close and they begin their travel. The ride doesnt take long about 15 minutes from the windows the team would notice how regular buildings have been fortified tanks line the street men with guns on every corner as you arrive at the corner of 127th ST and 2nd ave you see what was once the Chevy Cadillac of Harlem with nothing but armored vehicles in the lot. And a large installation that has been built on what was once known as the Crack is Wack Playground. *
[8:52:54 PM] Dagny: “Four angels standing in a circle,” Dagny murmurs to the others once they have a moment’s privacy. “One ‘prime candidate’ and three others.”
[8:57:17 PM] Teagan: Teagan glances to Dagney "arright so we’re certainly not angels that’d for damn sure… what’s it then do you think?
[8:58:26 PM] Fate: *the doors of the vehicle open and you see men waiting off in the distance at the entrance to the facility*
[8:58:28 PM] Patli: Patli looks around to see how many soldiers or other personnel are within hearing range /observation of us.
[8:59:18 PM] Dagny: Dagny simply shrugs. “I don’t even know. So far all I’ve got is a tenuous connection. Four angels, four people mentioned by the SWAT officer.” She steps out of the vehicle as the doors open.
[8:59:27 PM] Fate: *There are 2 men sitting inside the van with you , the driver and a passenger. But they just seem to be ignoring you.*
[9:00:53 PM] Patli: Patli heads towards the entrance.
[9:02:43 PM] Tesla: John hops out fast. “Seriously. Bathroom.”
[9:02:58 PM] Kent: Kent would follow the actual scientist of the group.
[9:04:27 PM] Dagny: Dagny follows not far behind Patli, tripping a little over the sidewalk and swearing a little under her breath.
[9:06:53 PM] Tesla: John heads to the entrance like it is the salvation of mankind. “Research crew. (Name on ID). Bathroom location.”
[9:07:42 PM] Tesla: (Flawless Memory ftw)
[9:10:46 PM] Fate: *as you all approach the facility a man would exit dressed in a very well tailored suit. He would look to Tesla. then to one of his associates standing out side* “Please take Mr. Richards to the Restroom. As for the rest of you. I had hoped that you would have arrived on time but Im sure that research and development cant be bothered by such petty things as morning or night. None the less if you would follow me to our holding area we can have a demonstration of what Subject 0 can offer.” *He turns around and begins to walk into the facility*
[9:11:29 PM] Tesla: “I’ll catch up. Lead on, soldier.”
[9:11:32 PM] Patli: Patli follows him without comment.
[9:11:41 PM] Kent: Kent as well.
[9:15:50 PM] Dagny: Dagny follows, idly wondering why their intel led them to arrive 12 hours early. Clearly it was paying off for them, though, since they were waved through without much fuss. Aside from her little outburst, that was.
[9:16:15 PM] Teagan: Doesn’t follow the boys to the mens room oddly enough. :p
[9:31:45 PM] Fate: *You are all led down a series of Hallways past security doors open by only the man in the suits finger print. Soon you are led into a large room with chairs and a large panal of glass splitting the room in two behind the glass are 4 coffin looking items positioned in a circle one of which is empty. https://db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/301925/tomb.png?1393734915 “Please have a seat and we will begin shortly.” *the man in the suit walks over to the glass, on the wall beside it is a reciever he walks over to it presses the button and speaks.* “Subjects 1-3 will begin stress test in 5 please bring a variety of weapons today.”
[9:33:02 PM] Patli: Patli looks on with interest and curiosity, also covertly observing the area for potential extraction planning.
[9:33:43 PM] Dagny: Dagny takes a seat as bid, keeping her expression neutral but eyeing the… iron maiden-looking contraptions.
[9:33:52 PM] Patli: (Spatial Attunement, Tactical Planning, Epic Int 1 and Per 1, mulling over things in his head)
[9:34:23 PM] Kent: Kent takes a seat as well, actually somewhat curious as well.
[9:36:22 PM] Teagan: Teagan has a seat then though she leans forward her brow furrowing.
[9:36:58 PM] Patli: (Neither of the things I named bear DIRECTLY on what Patli is mentally planning, but I figured they’re related and might give some RP benefit to his prepping)
[9:37:55 PM] Tesla: John flops down, visible relief on his face being replaced with earnest curiosity.
[9:50:03 PM | Edited 9:52:51 PM] Fate: *As you all are seated a few minutes pass and 3 men who look like they have lived their life on nothing but a helping of protein shakes and steroid shots their entire lives walk in with a variety of melee weapons and what appear to be prison tattoos. One has a spiked club, another a machete, and the third an Iron guantlet attached to his right fist. The suited man turns to face you all hand still on the transmitter. “Lets begin with subject 1. Subject 1 was given a taste of the Kron serum 5 months ago as were the others. And still they retain the strength and hardiness it provided to them. What you will demonstrate here will show you that at least from certain Pantheons Scions can be allies in forwarding our goals of winning this war. Release the subjects.” *As he says that one of the prisons open a burst of pressurized gas is released and a rather cute looking brunette stumbles out obviously heavily sedated but able to stand. She looks toward you all and locks eyes with Dagny. She also seems to mouth something though her lips barely move making it impossible to read. The other two tombs open revealing two college aged men. They too seem to lock eyes with Dagny. As soon as they are released the Big burly men begin to swing their weapons at the subjects. Each taking the blows in stride, minor cuts and bruises showing up when there should be much more damage.*
[9:52:24 PM] Fate: *The suited man speaks into the reciever* “I said start with Subject 1 not all 3 dammit Get more men in there NOW!” As he says this about 10 other men all who look like they should all be in prison enter holding weapons and begin to beat on the 3*
[9:52:48 PM] Tesla: John looks at the others, and raises an eyebrow, tapping a non-existant watch on his wrist.
[9:55:14 PM] Dagny: Dagny’s eyes widen slightly as she straightens and breathes out inaudibly. Though her expression remains neutral, her hands clench and press tightly in her lap. She watches intently, finding herself unable to look away.
[9:56:03 PM] Teagan: Glowers as the room behind the glass turns into a free for all. She bites her lower lip hard so as not to shoot to her feet and attempt to get in to aid those who it seems were being kept against their will. She notes their attention to Dagny and she looks questioningly. Feigning mirth. “That one looks like one of your cousins huh?” she suggests taking out her cell phone to record the goings on, trying to be casual about it.
[9:56:07 PM] Patli: Patli glances fromt he scene, back to John, and raises an eyebrow. He holds up 1 finger then glances back to see how things are going below.
[10:01:01 PM] Dagny: Dagny turns her ear slightly towards Teagan as if to respond but still doesn’t seem to hear her as the events unfold behind the glass.
[10:05:34 PM | Edited 10:06:25 PM] Fate: *The suited man looks to you all once more In a few moments the sedative will wear off and you will see the other side of the effects the Kron Serum has." and infact it takes nearly 15 seconds before the blonde kid reacts catching one of the men’s wrist his other hand grabs the iron bar he was holding rips it from him, he lifts his hand up in a jerking motion and the man goes flying toward the ceiling, he bounces off of it and comes crashing down, the blond man swings the iron bar connecting it with the man sending him flying across the room. The other two subjects begin regain their motor functions as well. It Takes less than 3 minutes for them to have killed every man in that room as they finish convered in blood they pound on the glass yelling something though nothing can be heard the word Dagny on their lips is pretty clear eyes locked on their old friend. * “Gas it.” *The game master says into the reciever. As he does a thick white cloud decends from the ceiling vents and the three collapse on the floor, People in haz mat suits walk in stepping over the bodies placing them grabbing them then the room becomes too thick to see into.* “As I had stated With your deparments aid we can begin giving this serum to our soldiers. They may not be able to take out Demigods but at least they can deal with lesser Titan Spawn and lower Scions on an even platform. Subject 0 however is something more of a spectacular speciman he was given a different version of the serum at this point unable to be duplicated but he could very well take out Demigods on his own. We are currently working to synthesize that particular serum currently. So…What do you think?”
[10:07:07 PM] Tesla: John leans back. “How much dosage can you synthesize in a day, and what’s the shelf life?”
[10:07:41 PM] Kent: Kent feels like he’s going to be sick… but doesn’t let it actually show. That Poker Face. He looks up as John asks that question.
[10:08:30 PM] Patli: “Its very impressive. What makes Zero so special, though?”
[10:10:08 PM] Teagan: As he finishes speaking she pockets her phone discreetly and moves to walk towards the glass. Watching the three and checking them over a bit for their wounds and how fast they close. Seemingly something she aught to be interested in after all.
[10:10:59 PM] Fate: "One dose lasts for several months and would take about half that long to get enough for our soldiers on this island considering the Kron serum has to be handled with some….care. As for Subject 0 we dont know yet. What he injested was something of an accident. But he is stronger then all of them combined. He has the ability to lift a car over his head and from what we believe his change is permanent. And he isnt a Scion. Thats what makes Subject 0 so special. "
[10:12:31 PM] Patli: “Ingested something from Titans?”
[10:12:32 PM] Tesla: “These three test subjects. Purely human, or did they exhibit divine factors?”
[10:13:27 PM | Edited 10:13:57 PM] Fate: “Human College students from Vermont. No Divine Heritage at all. And no he was given a form of the Kron Serum just…A different make up one we can’t seem to figure out exactly how it happened.”
[10:13:55 PM] Dagny: Dagny attempts to swallow down her horror. “I think…” She pauses and composes herself, looking to the man in the suit. “We have had an excellent demonstration of their combat prowess, but we’re going to need to take stock of their vitals as well. Endurance, strength, agility. Not to mention some samples of their tissues. And a full diagnostic of their intellect and reasoning ability. If this… condition is genetic, or somehow made genetic, that will be less costly in the future than a serum. But first we will need to see Subject 0 to… take stock of the full potential of this project.” Once more she pauses. “In order to carry out any of these tests, naturally, we will need clearance to interact with them.”
[10:14:28 PM] Tesla: “Have you tried starving them of the serum, any side effects? Addictive traits?”
[10:14:46 PM] Patli: Patli nods in agreement to Dagny’s statement.
[10:16:51 PM] Fate: *He looks to Dagny* “Unfortunatley handling of the subjects is handled by another team one above my and /your/ paygrade. As for Subject 0 you would have seen him but you came 12 hours early. Your more than welcome to come back but im sure your department sent you hear early for a reason. A reason that would have made it so that you couldnt wait for the specific time frame to arrive. Unless of course /I’m/ missing something.” *he turns to Tesla* “this is all from one taste, 5 months ago.”
[10:17:56 PM] Kent: “And no signs of the serum breaking down?”
[10:18:53 PM] Tesla: “So you haven’t seen any significant loss of effectiveness in 5 months. Christ, you’ve got a goddamned Super Soldier Serum in there.”
[10:19:05 PM] Patli: “One taste, you say. So the serum is not administered by injection? Its some form of drink?”
[10:19:23 PM] Fate: “Not as of now. Yet we have been told that the current form of the Kron Serum is not permanent which is why Subject 0 is so impressive.”
[10:21:01 PM | Edited 10:21:30 PM] Tesla: “We’ll need to see how it passes out of the system. Last thing we need is a super-soldier cracked out and feening.”
[10:21:28 PM] Fate: *He turns to Patli* “The method of exposure is classified not even I am made aware of exactly how it is administered. But just think an army of Mortal men, able to hold their ground against giants, and Cyclops’ Scions and the like. We could take contries back in a few years and If we can learn to duplicate the process of Subject 0 take our world back in less then 10.”
[10:22:20 PM] Tesla: “Are the team manufacturing the serum on site? I’d like to discuss the medical data on these three, as well as Subject 0, if I could.”
[10:22:44 PM] Dagny: Dagny looks briefly to the others, her irritation rising. All they cared about was that damn serum. She quickly tries another tack. “Unfortunately our hands are tied until we have direct access to these subjects. As you can see, we have a great number of questions. Is it possible to get a word in to this team you mentioned, arrange something in, perhaps, a more controlled environment?”
[10:24:07 PM] Kent: “An impressive feat, to be sure. How about mental stability? A serum like this, it’s useless if the subject is not mentally sound. A soldier with an unsound mind might sooner think his ally an enemy.”
[10:24:09 PM] Fate: “No Unfortunately not. The serum was introduced to all 4 in Vermont. Where the source of the Serum was stationed. Its current wearabouts are unknown to me. My department simply tests the weapons. I would have thought you would have been made aware of that.”
[10:25:23 PM] Dagny: A crack in the disguise. Dagny moves to mend it quickly. “Yes, well, we are talking about the same people who sent us here 12 hours in advance with little warning.”
[10:26:09 PM] Tesla: “I’m the genius. They drag me around to be brilliant at things. Seriously, I didn’t even get to use the bathroom before they ushered me out the door.”
[10:26:36 PM] Dagny: Dagny nods at Tesla. “Needless to say our debriefing left something to be desired.”
[10:26:56 PM] Fate: “You would have to go back to your own superiors to gain access to the subjects, The Divinity Division handles their care directly. If you would like I can contact washington see if I can get one of them on the line. Who do you report directly to out there?”
[10:27:41 PM] Tesla: “That being said, where are your on site medical? Maybe they can tell me about these healing rates, durability factors…bah! Why am I here, if I can’t get to the data? I could have done this looking at footage.”
[10:28:07 PM] Tesla: He flops back into his seat, utterly the spoiled prima-donna lab queen.
[10:29:04 PM] Fate: “I was told you were coming simply to observe. If you desire more we have 10 hours before Subject 0 arrives Im sure we can get your contacts on the line and see if they can arrange something in that time frame.”
[10:31:22 PM | Edited 10:31:43 PM] Tesla: “Oh, I’m sure -they- were told. I -assumed- if they were going to drag me out of my lab, it was going to be to -work-.”
[10:32:38 PM | Edited 10:32:53 PM] Fate: “That Mr. Richards is not my call. I test the weapons your team is to assess what you saw and then your superiors make a decision. Im just a simple cog in the great machine just like you.”
[10:34:16 PM] Tesla: “I mean, sure, awesome results, years ahead of my work. Love it. But until I get my hands on the numbers and the medical data, I can’t say I’d recommend it. We need to see the end of the duration, side effects, possible detoxification, psych profiling…”
[10:34:56 PM] Dagny: Dagny’s eyelids flicker a little, her chin up, as she finds herself at a bit of a dead end, despite Tesla’s aid. She sighs and says, “I suppose we’ll have to make do for now.” Her gaze turns to the side and down a little as her mind begins to try to calculate other ways to free her friends, but there was nothing they could do until there was an opening. “What /do/ we have access to, in that case? There has to be something. Perhaps a medium of transfer, like a syringe or some such, something with trace elements of the serum still on it.”
[10:35:20 PM] Patli: Patli just observes quietly, and peers back into the testing chamber again while he lets the others handle taking.
[10:36:28 PM] Tesla: “Nah, we’re just here to nod quietly and go sing his praises. We’re here on reputation alone, not to do work. I guess we’ll wait, catch some lunch, see Subject 0, and file our report.”
[10:39:30 PM] Fate: “Sir I understand your upset. You dont think I dont want to know what the /HELL/ they got in them I lost my entire family to a Scion attack. Hell if we had some on site I would have taken it my damn self. But I dont. This facility is a holding area simply ment to contain all four of them. We dont do any research here we simply put them through as much testing as we can thats it. *He turns to Dagny.* Mam I understand what you want but I dont have it. The only thing we got here is some kind of cup that those four seem to hover around.”
[10:40:49 PM] Tesla: John sighs. “Some kind of magic divine thing, I assume?”
[10:41:02 PM] Dagny: Dagny smiles thinly. “If that has some significance to these four subjects then it’s definitely worth looking into. Can we get clearance to study that, at least?”
[10:41:02 PM] Fate: “Its a fucking cup.”
[10:41:30 PM] Tesla: John raises an eyebrow. “Seriously? What do they do with it?”
[10:42:17 PM] Patli: “You keep calling the serum ‘a taste’. It sounds like they’re dirnking it from this cup. I agree with her, it must have some useful traces to study.”
[10:42:58 PM] Tesla: “I don’t know about that, but if they drink anything from it, there may be trace on it.”
[10:43:49 PM] Fate: “Sure you wanna see the damn cup fine. *he presses the intercom again* Hey bring up that damn cup the test subjects like to play with” * a few minutes pass by and a man in a lab coat brings up a silver chalice with ornate carvings on it. *
[10:44:18 PM] Tesla: John sees it. “Lemme see that.”
[10:44:25 PM] Tesla: He gets up lazily.
[10:44:57 PM] Tesla: (Int+Academics to identify the alphabet, if any?)
[10:45:47 PM] Fate: *The gentleman hands you the cup and then leaves the room. The chalice is quite heavy, there are no words no letters just a very nice oriental design on the bottom it appears someone has etched in JK into it.*
[10:46:42 PM] Dagny: “What do you make of it, Mr. Richards?”
[10:46:59 PM] Tesla: “Hm. Lemme see.” He pulls a thin cloth rag, and swabs the inside rim.
[10:47:15 PM] Fate: *aside from a little dust theres nothing in it*
[10:47:17 PM] Dagny: Dagny cranes her neck to get a look of her own, but doesn’t go so far as to break the personal bubble barrier.
[10:48:08 PM] Tesla: “I don’t think they’re drinking from it. Probably some sort of psychological Dumbo effect?”
[10:48:24 PM] Patli: “And now…. phase 2?”
[10:48:48 PM] Tesla: “If you think we can get anything out of it, I’ll sign off on it.” He shrugs.
[10:49:17 PM] Tesla: “Any chance I could take this with me? Check it out at my lab?”
[10:51:07 PM] Fate: *The man looks to Tesla* “I cant authorize that the last time they noticed it was missing I lost 3 men.”
[10:51:08 PM] Tesla: “This would go miles towards making my trip worth my interest if I could work out a hypothesis as to why they are drawn to this thing.”
[10:51:35 PM] Fate: “And it was just in another room.”
[10:51:53 PM | Edited 10:52:04 PM] Tesla: “Shit, really? Well, don’t let them catch me with my hands on it, the swab’ll do me.” He hands it to Patli, like it was a baby in need of changing.
[10:52:38 PM] Dagny: “Let me take a look,” Dagny says to Patli.
[10:53:05 PM] Patli: Patli holds it out to Dagny with a nod.
[10:53:21 PM] Tesla: “Any clue who the JK is?”
[10:54:09 PM] Kent: “Possible it may be the namesake for the Kron serum?”
[10:56:02 PM] Tesla: “Oooh, I get it now, this is the Berzerker effect.”
[10:56:45 PM] Dagny: She examines it, looking out for any resemblance to the one in her vision.
[10:57:36 PM] Tesla: He nods. “Blood ritual, hallucinogenic berry juice, frenzied dance in bear furs… whole thing for Picts, Gauls and Vikings.”
[10:59:34 PM] Tesla: “Might infer that the serum is derived from a similar source…”
[11:01:54 PM] Patli: Patli just nods at that.
[11:04:20 PM | Edited 11:04:27 PM] Dagny: Dagny taps the initials carved on the bottom, then swabs the inside of the cup with her finger. “Dust on the rim. There’s nothing there. How disappointing.” She looks to the man in the suit. “You lost three men, you say? Because of those subjects? Over this cup? Were they not properly contained or something?”
[11:05:47 PM] Fate: “I have no Idea about any of that. What I have been told is that it is a Serum. If it some kind of Psychotropic drug, the subjects show no effects to that degree. They have the same mental clarity as any normal person. Each one is here voluntarily we gas them to have one of our resident Scions heal their wounds. We keep them sedated before testing to test their toughness but the sedation wears off in a few moments.” *He turns to Dagny.* “What ever that cup means to them its serious. They dont like it out of their quarters. They dont do anything really with it they usually have it as a center piece when they eat their meals.”
[11:05:58 PM] Tesla: “I was hoping if they drank -anything- out of it, they may have had trace in their dried saliva.”
[11:07:31 PM] Fate: “That Cup arrived after they had been here for a couple of weeks they were very resistant to testing at first. Claiming they wouldnt take orders from anyone other than Joe. Who Joe is I dont know. But Once that cup arrived they were more receptive.”
[11:08:09 PM] Tesla: “Joe…Kron?”
[11:08:23 PM] Tesla: “See, that’s one hell of a side-effect.”
[11:10:44 PM] Fate: “How is that a side affect? They were under someone elses command before getting here they arent soldiers they probably didnt feel comfortable with new leadership. The cup maybe something special to the 4 of them. All I know is that they like that cup. When it was taken away accidently they thought we were trying to steal it. My men tried to assure them it would be returned but in the struggle 3 of my soldiers were killed.”
[11:12:30 PM] Tesla: “Wow. Okay, here’s my theory. I figure this cup belongs to your Joe. And I figure this Kron serum is Kron blood.”
[11:13:12 PM] Tesla: “And every person you dose with it, is partially enslaved to work for Joe Kron, and the only reason they haven’t ripped this place in half is they haven’t actually met Kron.”
[11:13:39 PM] Fate: *The man in the suit shifts his gaze for a second and then looks to the room behind the glass. Then to Dagny. Then back to the room. " Now that you mention it as a Name…Joe Kron It sounds familiar. I think we have a file on someone Named Kron here. I dont think it was a Joe but …. *He presses the intercom button and begins to speak*
[11:14:45 PM | Edited 11:15:46 PM] Teagan: Glances to Tesla and then to Dagny and then the cup and frowns. Arms crossing she looks into the room again, checking on the ‘captives’
[11:14:52 PM] Patli: “So they’ve become obsessed with Kron’s fancy cup in his absence.”
[11:15:04 PM] Tesla: “I’d also bet blowjobs to biscuits your boy Kron’s orders to his blood puppets is protect his cup.”
[11:16:02 PM] Dagny: “I see. If it makes them more compliant without compromising their intellect and reasoning, then this cup /is/ worth studying. But…” Dagny hesitates, her grip tightening around the chalice. “… we’ll have to stick to /hypothesizing/,” her emphasis and gaze are sharp as she looks to Tesla, “and return to it later. Perhaps some time after Subject 0 arrives. I imagine there’s still much to observe.”
[11:16:44 PM] Tesla: “This project has just developed 4chan level cancer, as far as I’ve concerned. Bloodborn mind control built into the serum would make every subject potentially compromised if you lost this Kron.”
[11:17:44 PM] Tesla: “I’d scrap it before this thing goes Weyland-Yutani on you.”
[11:18:18 PM] Teagan: Teagan shoves her fingers back through her hair wondering if he’s concidered what scrapping the project means for those in the ‘coffins’
[11:19:06 PM] Fate: “Hey Mathews bring me up the files Silvestir Brought by last night.” *He turns to Tesla* "Okay for shits sake lets say it has something to do with a person. If this person is aiding us, and they are loyal to him. Then I suppose its worth the risk.
[11:20:21 PM] Tesla: "And if he’s here against his will? Weyland-Yutani, man. “Oh, we have acid-blooded xenomorphs with chestburster babies. We’re fine…till the queen shows up within range…oh wait, they broke out, we all died…for the third time in this series.”
[11:22:23 PM] Dagny: Dagny grits her teeth. “/Richards,/ we’ve got a lot on our plate here, perhaps we ought to /hop to it./ This is an interesting development but we should return to it once we have a more complete stock of our situation.”
[11:22:55 PM] Tesla: “Then lets go! I can only keep my attention span on this for so long…I was waiting on you!”
[11:23:41 PM | Edited 11:24:21 PM] Fate: “Look Mr. Richards, you are entitled to your opinion but keep in mind that I am your raking superior. So please watch the attitude. We are at war. And if we can have a method of winning said war I believe it is our duty as the human race to use what ever means we can get our hands on. Not long ago we lost an assett that was aiding us in the development of weapons, we lost a good research captain to Scion Terrorist.”
“Oh so now you want to leave you start questioning logistics then just want to go saying you have had enough. This is why you pencil pushers need to stay out of military affairs.”
[11:25:21 PM] Dagny: The young woman sighs and runs a hand through her hair. “Apologies, sir. Richards has a tendency to get… obssessed.”
[11:25:38 PM] Fate: *The man opens the door for you all just as a man holding 5 manilla folders walks in.* “Captain Jones the files you requested sir.”
[11:25:56 PM] Tesla: “No, I’m spitballing here, because I don’t have -data-. We’ll be back for the Subject 0 thing when we were -supposed- to be here. For now, I want a sandwich, and …” He trails off looking at the folders.
[11:26:14 PM] Fate: (Per+awar)
[11:26:37 PM] Fate: (for anyone who wants to see the folders)
[11:26:57 PM] Dagny: (( 2 ))
[11:27:29 PM] Patli: 4
[11:27:50 PM] Kent: ((Mine is 8.))
[11:27:59 PM] Tesla: (5)
[11:29:02 PM] Tesla: He looks at Patli. “So. I think it’s time we go kill some sammiches.”
[11:32:19 PM] Tesla: Tesla’s mind clicks over. “Hm.”
[11:32:53 PM] Tesla: “Five files?”
[11:34:07 PM] Fate: ((dagny sees nothing Patli sees nothing Kent and Tesla can make out the top of the folder is stamped Classified the first two tabs can be seen the Names Dagny Kron and Patli Espinoza are seen He begins to open the first one reading Dagny Kron. For those who can see a Picture is paper clipped to the front of it. Of your own lovely Dagny Kron is seen the two men look at each other then to the Group. The man who brought the Files pulls a gun from his back and points it at the group “Dont fucking move.” as Jones reaches to the wall hits the intercom. “LOCK DOWN.”
[11:34:21 PM] Tesla: “Fuck.”