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Re: Jade Imperium - Afghanistan, Pt. 3

e of pi posted in Jade Imperium - Afghanistan, Pt. 3 on 2018-03-21 21:28:20
Luis grins to Arketta and trades his beamer for his own sword. "All these explosives lying around like this, it's just sloppy. What if something happens? People could get hurt. Want to help me look for some detcord in here someplace, and see about hurting people and making something happen?"

Re: IC 4 - Hamburg - Day 1

Gatac posted in IC 4 - Hamburg - Day 1 on 2018-03-20 11:41:19
Ops takes a long look at Laith.

"It's...proprietary," Laith says, looking at Blake. "We could make some educated guesses" - he turns to look at Tim - "or we could acquire their design specs directly from the source."

Re: Jade Imperium - Afghanistan, Pt. 3

punkey updated in Jade Imperium - Afghanistan, Pt. 3 on 2018-03-16 04:32:02
Angel nods - this isn't the first city street he's had to boost and climb out of. He waits for an opening, stays low, and hustles to step into Zaef's waiting hands for a boost.

(2d8+1d10 Angel stealth plus cloaked bonus = 3+3+10 vs. 1d6 militia notice = (6) = 6
1d10+1d8 Zaef Might + Bloodwraith for mentioning Arena tactics = 7+1 vs 5)

Angel's heart stops when he sees the militia soldier on the belt-fed turn his way and look right at him - and right through him, as the dark nighttime alley and active camo on his armor do their thing. Zaef's boost shoves him right up onto the lip of the building, where he wraps his arms around a conveniently place - and fortunately not hot - vent pipe, and Zaef climbs up his back before hauling Angel the rest of the way up.

"Lesson learned - stick to the roofs," Angel said. "We're in position."


"Easy for you to say," Hale gasps. "We're ready over here."


All four elements are in position. Garrett and Ngawai are near the main road leading to the bazaar, the front gate of Wazir's little compound. The defenses here are all about taking advantage of that wide-open road, with sandbag barricades and four machine guns on mounts pointed down the road with six militia manning the checkpoints. It'd be a great defense against attacks from vehicles or a mob - but only if you can see what you're shooting at, which the darkness and active camo make rather difficult.

Luis and Arketta are near seller's entrance. Lots of cover, very tight quarters between stacks of crates and shipping containers trucked in from the Black Sea. The stacks of obstructions and EMP mean good luck spotting how many people are somewhere in there - you both hear a few different conversations, and above it all, one man stands in a guard booth with a flashlight, trying to keep an eye on the stored goods for sale. With all the weapons and high explosives, Luis could do a lot of damage with some of the stuff in here, and Arketta swaps her purloined AK for something much quieter - her Turai sword.

FTE and Hale are near a block of apartment buildings and houses, all fairly run-down looking - but if FTE's optics don't deceive it, there's a whole lot of security cameras pointed outwards from those buildings. Between the cigarette butts and men's clothing hanging out the windows, this must be the housing for most of Wazir's militia. Most of them are likely out on patrol, but there's certain to be several of them left behind to guard this approach, and you're going to have to go right through them.

Zaef and Angel, on the other hand, have the high road approach from the other end of the block. TV aerials and satellite dishes alternate with rooftop gardens, pigeon coops, and laundry lines to make what could be a long line of sight into a broken array of visual lines more like the woods of North Carolina than a flat unbroken plain. Angel's glasses and Zaef's helm show them both that they have good line of sight to where Garrett and Ngawai and FTE and Hale are, but with all the containers and mess where Luis and Arketta are, they're on their own for the moment. But on the other side of the roofs is the goal - a clear sightline over the entire bazaar grounds.

"All right, from here on out, if they're armed, weapons free," Garrett says. "RoE is no survivors. We're going to blow through here -"
"Like the Killing Wind?" Hale asks.
Angel grunts over the vox.
"Exactly," Garrett says. "Let's show them what happens when you fuck with the 815."

Re: IC 4 - Hamburg - Day 1

skullandscythe posted in IC 4 - Hamburg - Day 1 on 2018-03-15 01:18:33
"That's assuming the scanning is the only security measure in the vault," Blake counters, though he follows up with "Still, it's a simple solution, and done elegantly enough, no one will notice until the reps come in - and perhaps not even then, if we're really good. Ops, Laith, if we know this much about the equipment, I assume we have some specs."

Re: IC 4 - Hamburg - Day 1

punkey posted in IC 4 - Hamburg - Day 1 on 2018-03-14 13:47:36
"Breaking it is easier," Mason points out. "And still gets us in the vault."

Re: IC 4 - Hamburg - Day 1

Gatac posted in IC 4 - Hamburg - Day 1 on 2018-03-14 13:42:29
"The tech itself is from rapidScan, a German-Italian joint venture to commercialize licensed Fraunhofer tech," Operations says. "K-Group has their own technicians for installation purposes, but -"
"Manufacturer rep," Laith throws in.
"- there's likely one or two techs from the manufacturer who'll be turning up to calibrate the system after the install," Operations says. "And I know what we're all thinking, but we don't know their names and they're likely already on the way. And even if we intercept and replace them, that only gets us inside the vault. We'll still need to take care of the other security measures, pull the right drive and then get back out in one piece."

Re: IC 4 - Hamburg - Day 1

punkey posted in IC 4 - Hamburg - Day 1 on 2018-03-14 13:31:22
"Any idea who's providing it and how it's getting there?" Mason asks.


Gatac updated in Wiki on 2018-03-14 13:18:01




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Drive: Mystery. Why go to all the trouble to set up the bombings? Blake needs to get to the bottom of this, no matter what.
Symbol: Poetry, the only way to express what's behind Blake and what's ahead of him still.
Solace: Mama. Still keeping a light on for the son who's going everywhere but home.
Safety: Tibetan Monastery. One summer in college, Blake found something he didn't even know he was looking for up in Tibet. If he had to run...really run, it seems like the only place it could end.
Trust: Tim 3, Luc 3, Mason 1