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[Call of Cthulhu - IC] Whispers in the Darkness

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  • Captain MarcusCaptain Marcus now arrives the hour of actionRegistered User regular
    Dr. Todt smiles reassuringly at the woman and takes out a pen and pad.

    "Thank you, Mrs. Morgan. You're too kind. In order to help your husband, however, we need to know when exactly he started acting, well, not himself. How long ago was it? And what did he do, exactly? What I mean is, in what ways was your husband not his usual self? Can you remember any specific instances? What medication was he taking?"

    ISIS delenda est
  • rucdocrucdoc Crazy guy in the corner ClassifiedRegistered User regular
    Following the assistant out of the office, Mathew paused, " I did not mean to imply that your were not operating within protocol, I am just trying to make sure I do my job. If I have offended you I do apologize." Mathew then walks quickly out of the office opening the folder he had been handed.

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  • PeffPeff Registered User regular
    Javier listens intently to Dr. Todt's questions and adds, "Prior to the surgery, did you husband have any known health issues, especially in relation to his heart?"

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Guy nonchalantly paused outside the door and began to coolly tie up his shoes, making sure not to look around and draw attention to himself. This was a conversation that he wanted to hear...

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • PsychoLarry1PsychoLarry1 Registered User regular
    Captain Marcus and Peff
    Mrs. Morgan grabs a box of tissues from the desk of a distracted secretary and moves to a chair in the corner of the busy office. "Oh bless your hearts, I just...you can't imagine how frustrating this has all been. My husband is missing and they act like it's just a Tuesday! Oh, out there...all alone. Maybe...maybe he was kidnapped too! Some man, out there preying on the weak! So many cruel people out there..." She stares into her lap for a moment before looking back up. "Now what were you saying? His health? Oh, Jerry always had a healthy appetite. Especially the beef, and the bacon, and a fair bit of wine. He had to stop golfing...6? Yes, 6 years ago. The strain they said. And then there was the attack 2 years ago. Some bypass surgery and the like. I tried to change his diet, but he would just sneak more while he was at work. A stubborn fool when he wanted to be. This last attack nearly did me in as well, I was so scared. I just praise God that they were able to find him a donor so quickly.
    I don't think he really started acting strangely until after the surgery, but then, he was unconscious before that. I don't know exactly. The doctors all said it was post-operational depression or some such. But where would he get the notion to start speaking like some drunken Irish hooligan? And the screaming. I came to visit him last week and he just started screaming. When they finally calmed him down he was speaking in some language I've never heard before. Since the surgery he's forgotten who I was every few times I've seen him, and once he called me Louisa, that...that kidnapped girl. And that ghastly letter. I think...I think the surgery did something to his mind! I think the doctors have hurt my poor Jerry's brain! Oh god! I hate this place!"
    Rucdoc
    As you sit in the waiting area, you skim the folder on Dr. Morgan. Some of the information was covered in the dossier you received on the flight. The highlight of the new information is the listing of projects he was overseeing. MXD - A new state of the art armored personnel carrier currently being prototyped. The ANN-346 - a new assault rifle undergoing initial test trials, aimed at becoming the new US military standard rifle. Veridian Initiative - a program working towards creating arable lands in barren or over-farmed land. ITRS 3 - A new targeting chip for cruise missiles. It also notes Dr. Morgan as the principal design lead on the Nexus semi-condutor project which completed research and testing sixth months ago.

    A guard taps you on the shoulder and leads you to a small room on the ground floor. The room is bare, with plain beige walls. In the middle sits a computer terminal on a cheap wooden table with a metal folding chair. Next to the terminal is a note with your log in information and some fairly basic general procedural guidelines. The guard stands just outside the open door.
    El Skid
    As you move closer, one of the officers casually brushes the door, muffling the sound. You can make out a few words, however.
    "My daughter...transplant...recover...acting str-...mutter...referring to herself..."we're thirsty"...bad reaction to immune supp-...morning...couple of minutes...up in bed..."We're here!"...door burst...live still...incredibly strong...him in the corner, but...muttered at the same time...hear what...froze...hit my head hard...of bed and go...visit...Dr. Apples...like that name."
    Make a luck roll

  • rucdocrucdoc Crazy guy in the corner ClassifiedRegistered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Setting his laptop down on the table and turns to the guard. "Excuse me, do you think it's possible to get a slightly better chair, and where is the nearest phone and bathroom I can use?" While asking Mathew has been setting up his laptop and switching over the connection from the terminal.

    Fast talk roll if needed 1d100 → [67] = (67) Fail
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    if the guard walks away I will have a few things to attempt, if he doesn't I have other things I will do.

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Luck roll (1d100=76) PASS (Luck is my favorite roll!)

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

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  • Captain MarcusCaptain Marcus now arrives the hour of actionRegistered User regular
    Dr. Todt stops short. "Wait. Your husband is missing?"

    He writes "To-do:

    Find out who heart donor was. Get charts. Talk to police about last known whereabouts."
    on the paper, and discreetly shows it to his colleague.

    ISIS delenda est
  • PsychoLarry1PsychoLarry1 Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    rucdoc
    The guard pulls a walkie-talkie from his belt. "Yeah...we're going to need a...better chair down to room 12? No, I don't know what's wrong with the chair, just get a nicer one alright? Christ." He puts the walkie-talkie back and gestures for your attention. "The phone's just across the hall, the secretary will help you get an outside line. Bathroom is near the front entrance, on your right."
    Peff and Captain Marcus
    Mrs. Morgan seems on the verge of tears again. "Of course he's missing! He's been gone since this morning! What...what did they tell you happened to him?!"
    El Skid
    "Free to...updated...-ind you at...Pepper Lane?" A grunt in the affirmative. "Alright, one of..."
    A bald little man with an APD windbreaker brushes by you and into the room. You can hear the conversation much clearer, and you see him unroll a large white paper. "Wait, wait! It's all finished. Mr. Hernandez, are you sure this is the man that attacked you and took your daughter?" He holds up the paper, and Mr. Hernandez shudders a bit and nods before turning away. The face on the police sketch, barring a few slight details, is Mr. Morgan's.

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  • Captain MarcusCaptain Marcus now arrives the hour of actionRegistered User regular
    Oh shit guys, I thought he was in the hospital. Way to forget the intro. Damn it.

    Anyways,

    "They told us he was in the hospital. That's no problem for us, though- we're used to dealing with this sort of thing. We'll find him. Were you with him when he left?"

    ISIS delenda est
  • PeffPeff Registered User regular
    "Our apologies for the confusion, we are not always privy to all of the facts. If its not too much trouble, can you provide the permission needed to view your husband's charts? It's possible he may be having a reaction to medication and felt that he needed to get out of the hospital." Pausing for a moment, scratching his head, "About the strange language...has your husband been studying at all lately? Either for business or a hobby, perhaps?"

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  • rucdocrucdoc Crazy guy in the corner ClassifiedRegistered User regular
    Mathew finishing the connections steps back from the desk. "Thank I'll just go use the restroom then make a quick call and be back in a minute or two, if your supposed to watch me while I'm here your welcome to use the folding chair so you don't have to stand around all day." Mathew not waiting for the guard to answer sets down the hall back towards the entrance and the bathroom. Without any major mishaps he walked back down the hall to speak with the secretary.

    "Hi," Mathew says walking up to the secretary's desk. "I need the number for the hospital which Mr. Morgan is at, and I'll need instructions on how to get an outside line." He asked with a smile.

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  • PsychoLarry1PsychoLarry1 Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    rucdoc
    The secretary seems as humorless and dour as the rest of the staff here. She walks you through the steps to reach an outside line, looks up the number for the hospital and returns to the memo she was writing when you came in.

    "Albuquerque Presbyterian Hospital." The woman's voice on the phone line is strained, and you can hear a great deal of activity in the background.
    Captain Marcus and Peff
    The stress is wearing down Mrs. Morgan, and you notice that she fills in the permission forms with a glazed expression on her face, barely glancing at the paper while she speaks to you. "I was at home, it was the middle of the night when he left. He was reading the same sorts of things he always read, I suppose. Engineering periodicals...a thriller about spies...some history book on ancient Egypt...I don't..." A secretary drops off a copy of Dr. Morgan's charts and Mrs. Morgan stands abruptly. "I think...I'm going home now. I can't stand this place anymore. Please, please find Jerry soon." Still looking dazed, Mrs. Morgan walks out of the office, nearly running into a passing orderly.
    Make the appropriate checks for whatever type of skill you'd like to use when consulting Dr. Morgan's charts, and let me know what you're trying to determine.

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Hiding his elation at sniffing this latest bit of information out, Guy stood and started walking at a calm pace towards the main exit, hoping to overhear more as the man walked out of the building.

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    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

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  • rucdocrucdoc Crazy guy in the corner ClassifiedRegistered User regular
    "Hi my name is Mathew, I'd like to leave a message for Dr. Todt who is consulting on Mr. Morgan from EON. Can you tell him Mathew has arrived and is setting up. Also let him know humor is in short supply here, and they really don't want us here. He'll know what I'm talking about. Thank you."

    Hanging up, Mathew walks back to room twelve, "Hey mate I know this isn't what you want to be doing with your day," Mathew says as he approaches the gaurd. "I just want to say I know your here to do your job, and I'm here to do my job. I fully respect I'm an outsider here, and that I respect the work Dr. Morgan was doing and I and my team are here to help make sure everything possible is done for him. Now I'm gonna go get to work and I appologize in advance if I look like I am completely ignoring you."

    With that Mathew heads into the room and double checks everything on his system, the connections, the setups, power, and checks to make sure nothing was tampered with while he was out of the room.

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  • PeffPeff Registered User regular
    Taking the opportunity to look over Dr. Morgan's charts at last, Javier puts a hand to his chin "Hmm...I see"
    Medicine on Dr. Morgan's chart (1d100=4) Pass. Determine nature of Dr. Morgan's condition and if procedures done line up with that.

    Pharmacy on Dr. Morgan's chart (1d100=40) Pass. Determine what meds he was on, if any, the need for them, and possible side effects.

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  • PsychoLarry1PsychoLarry1 Registered User regular
    rucdoc
    The guard shrugs without much enthusiasm and continues to lean against the wall. Another guard comes up with a padded leather chair, which scrapes loudly on the concrete floor as he places it down. "Here you go, sir" He says with no small bit of sarcasm before walking off with a nod to the stationed guard.
    Captain Marcus and Peff
    "Paging Dr. Todt, paging Dr. Todt...please report to the nurses station. Dr. Todt." A voice comes over the PA system.
    Javier absorbs the information on the chart after only a few minutes of skimming. The notes indicate that though the surgeon and anesthetist were fairly mediocre, Dr. Morgan recovered with admirable speed from the surgery, and was likely to be discharged in the next few days as fully recovered, barring his mental degradation. Given his health, he seems somewhat over medicated, and would probably suffer from a number of annoying, but not threatening side effects, but are mostly fairly standard medications for heart disease and surgical recovery. A few anti-depressants had been added in recent weeks, and there is a note from his physician, Dr. Weiss, about consulting with the staff psychologist about prescribing an anti-psychotic.

    You also notice with some concern that there is no information regarding the heart donor or the doctor that approved the donation, which is legally required information. Just the name of a local organ bank.
    El Skid
    You follow one of the uniformed officers who escorts Mr. Hernandez at a discreet distance. The man seems to be completely dazed, moving at a slow trudge through the crowd of reporters without even looking up from his shoes. Without saying anything of any interest he climbs into a blue sedan and drives away. As you stand in the parking lot, you hear the page for Dr. Todt come over the PA system.

  • Captain MarcusCaptain Marcus now arrives the hour of actionRegistered User regular
    "Schiesse! Hopefully that's some good news. Hand me that folder, will you? Thanks for looking at it first- I'm a medical doctor but I haven't practiced in quite a bit. Find anything interesting? Let's take our time on the way to the station."

    Checks
    Biology vs 81 38. Pass.
    Psychology vs 80 5. Super-pass.

    Dr. Todt arrives at the station after perusing Morgan's file.

    "Yes? I am Dr. Todt."

    ISIS delenda est
  • rucdocrucdoc Crazy guy in the corner ClassifiedRegistered User regular
    Electronics
    1d100 → [75] = (75) fail http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3282600/
    Computer use
    1d100 → [36] = (36) pass http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3282602/
    1d100 → [47] = (47) pass

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  • PeffPeff Registered User regular
    Following in behind his colleague while looking over the chart, "Well, our good Doctor was actually recovering quite nicely despite his somewhat deteriorating mental capacity. Nothing in his medication should have caused a reaction to produce something like that letter." Pausing to think about how best to word his next thought, "There's something about the new heart though...we may want to look into. There's no donor name, it's probably an administrative error but might still warrant a question or two."

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  • PsychoLarry1PsychoLarry1 Registered User regular
    rucdoc
    With the guard watching, you aren't able to do any real thorough check of the computer to ensure it hasn't been tampered with. Instead you set to work working your way into the system. However secure the local tech guys think their systems are, it only take you a few minutes to worm your way into the full database. The sheer volume of files here is staggering. You could spend weeks pouring through the data, but you doubt they'll give you that kind of time. While you begin to pull the information tagged with Dr. Morgan, you notice a flashing file in the corner. It opens on its own after a moment. "Figured you make it through the safeguards. We should have a chat. Commissary in 2 hours, order a pack of Camels. -G"

    The files you've pulled include information on the projects mentioned in his dossier, as well as a fair number you had not seen before.
    Captain Marcus and Peff
    "Yeah, we got some message for you..." The nurse pulls out a memo. "Matthew. IRT -Mr. Morgan from EON. "Mathew has arrived and is setting up. Humor is in short supply here, they really don't want us here."

    The files give no indication of any lingering infections or complications from the operations. The new heart seems to be remarkably strong, though there are some obvious risks involved for a man of his age with his medical history, especially so soon after a major surgery. The hospital psychologist had not yet had a chance to examine Dr. Morgan, but his initial notes on the symptoms and behavior described noted a strong likelihood that this went beyond simple post-surgical depression. The psychologist, Dr. Helman, suggests that Dr. Morgan may be exhibiting a separate personality, though he refused to speculate on the cause without a full interview and examination.

  • Captain MarcusCaptain Marcus now arrives the hour of actionRegistered User regular
    "Danke, nurse. Which way is Records?"

    (assuming friendly nurse gives me directions to Records)

    On the way to Records with Javier, Todt tries to think of what happened to Dr. Morgan.

    "This heart donor should be a simple enough matter to clear up. It's not as if you can just waltz in with a heart in a styrofoam container and expect it to be used. It has to be fresh, blood type has to match, no diseases, et cetera et cetera. You already know this, why am I telling you?"

    He looks over at his colleague with a ghoulish smile.

    "It'd be pretty funny if it turned out to be the heart of a criminal, ja? Scientist gets heart, heart makes him go crazy, attack little girl, go missing, all that. I hope there haven't been any executions recently..."

    "That was a joke, Javier. I was joking, don't look at me like that."

    Returns to the notes.

    "Anyways, let's review what we have so far. Famous researcher gets sick. He gets mystery heart, but I'm sure we'll clear that up soon. Wife reports he's not himself. He writes odd note, goes missing. A little girl (who might be in the note) is attacked. Possible causes- temporary psychosis caused by stress. Rare, but our friend had a lot on his plate. Pills- nothing serious at first. Anti-depressants are commonly prescribed for post-surgical depression, nothing unusual there. This recommendation for anti-psychotic medication could be serious, could not. If, like this Dr. Helman says, Morgan is bipolar or schizophrenic, anti-psychotics would help him. Of course he covers his ass in the next paragraph! 'Cannot offer complete diagnosis without full evaulation' my ass, Helman. I've seen enough schizophrenics to know what they are and how to spot one as well as the usual causes, and I'm not so scared of malpractice lawsuits to not do my damn job. Sigh, of course Morgan's gone now, so any guesses we have are so much throwing ideas at a wall and seeing what sticks.

    Any thoughts, Javier?"

    ISIS delenda est
  • rucdocrucdoc Crazy guy in the corner ClassifiedRegistered User regular
    Mathew is somewhat suprised to find that someone working here has a sense of humor, but begins by opening the file on the Veridian Initiative then moving on to the other projects they didn't bother to mention. "Best not waste my two hours" He mumbles to himself as he begins to work.

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  • PeffPeff Registered User regular
    Not totally sure if he was kidding at first, Javier gives Todt a sideways glance. Noticing his colleague holding back a smile and couldn't help but let a small "Ha!" out.

    "Now wouldn't that be something, I bet the company wouldn't have seen that one coming." shaking his head, holding back his own half smile from the terrible joke. "Well...pysch wasn't my strong suit in school but it seems that some of Dr. M's symptoms made Dr. Weiss think, at least in part, that it might be a mental condition. We can't ignore the possibility, especially given that letter."

    "As for the girl...so far our only connection seems to be this letter and that they both disappeared around the same time. It's just as possible that Dr. M is a victim of either the same kidnapper or bad timing. We should probably see if any of the orderlies have seen the two of them together or shared a curtain in the recovery ward, something like that. Did you see what direction that kid we managed to scare off earlier went? He might be a good source." Javier finishes the last part of his sentence with a wolfish grin, clearly having enjoyed scaring the poor orderly they encountered when they first arrived a little too much.

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    On his way out to the parking lot, Guy heard Dr. Todt being paged and cringed inwardly. It seemed his friends were being quite high profile today...

    I'd better head up and make sure there isn't any trouble he thought as he made a "I just remembered I forgot my keys in my cousin's hospital room" face as he turned around and strode back inside, heading to the nursing station.

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  • PsychoLarry1PsychoLarry1 Registered User regular
    rucdoc
    Veridian Initiative - There is a fair bit of technical jargon and chemical descriptions included in the dossier which would take a fair bit more focus to understand. From you can tell from the files, at least half of the effort has been put into targeted crop denial agents. The reports make numerous references to Agent Orange and indicate the goal of creating a substance with a similar effect, but a far more subtle application. "While efforts to produce nutrient rich soil from drained or barren land has stalled, we have made significant headway in the matter of vegetation denial. Should such progress continue, I would expect a workable product within the year. -Dr. M"

    The remaining files that you are unacquainted with are all tagged with fairly obtuse names. A few are labeled with simple alphanumeric codes, TN-9G and the like, while others are marked as Code Birch and Project Yacht. You select one at random.

  • rucdocrucdoc Crazy guy in the corner ClassifiedRegistered User regular
    edited December 2011
    1d100 → [84] = (84) Fail what, what seriously. http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3292720/

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  • PsychoLarry1PsychoLarry1 Registered User regular
    rucdoc
    Project Ticonderoga - As far as you can tell, this project does not have any one goal, but instead serves as an ongoing catch all code for experimental ammunition design. Some of these are fairly mundane: designs to improve penetration and range, lower velocities for decreased sound, caseless rounds, and non-lethal rounds for crowd control. A good deal seem to be far more questionable: feasibility studies on the use of rounds as chemical delivery vectors, tests to improve explosive yield on HE rounds and the burn duration of incendiary rounds, development of rounds designed specifically to maim, toxic rounds, timed explosive rounds and so on. There are also a few theoretical projects looking into weapons that sound like they came from science fiction: "screamer" rounds that emit a disorienting sonic pitch, strobe rounds, non-lethal shock rounds that incapacitate with a high voltage charge, and guided small arms rounds.

    It has been nearly 2 hours.

  • rucdocrucdoc Crazy guy in the corner ClassifiedRegistered User regular
    Sitting back and streching, Mathew yawns and then shuts off his computer.

    "I'm gonna head out for a smoke." Mathew says to the guard as he makes sure his pistol is seated properly in the holster then heads for the commissary.

    "Hey can I get a pack of camels and a coke?" he asked as he walked up to the counter.

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  • Captain MarcusCaptain Marcus now arrives the hour of actionRegistered User regular
    It's Records time.

    Striding up to the counter, Dr. Todt approaches the Records clerk.

    "My name is Dr. Todt. I am one of the physicians assigned to Dr. Morgan. We've reviewed his charts, and we couldn't find the name of the heart donor or the doctor that approved the donation. Could we have that information?"

    ISIS delenda est
  • PsychoLarry1PsychoLarry1 Registered User regular
    Captain Marcus and Peff
    Griffin, the man at the records office desk stares sadly at the large hoagie beside him on the desk for a long moment before he looks up. "Yeahh...the old dude that went off his rocker right? Sure, I'll get right on that right away, I'm sure it's very urgent information." Slowly, and without taking his eyes off of the two of you, he types something into his console. "And it looks like there's no Dr. Todt working at this hospital. So feel free to let me know why I should care about what you assholes want."
    rucdoc
    $5 dollars later you're wandering slowly through the commisary towards a door, waiting patiently for something to happen. After half an hour, you give up, figuring the whole thing was a prank and cross back towards the main facility. "Got a light?" A tired looking man in a threadbare suit holds up a cigarette towards you. "You're one of the new crew right? Yeah...I hear you guys are 'fixers' eh? eh?" He gives you a conspiratorial wink.

  • rucdocrucdoc Crazy guy in the corner ClassifiedRegistered User regular
    "Sorry mate I don't smoke, and the only thing I fix are computer networks." Mathew says as he turns towards the man. "Though I could use a better chair."

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  • Captain MarcusCaptain Marcus now arrives the hour of actionRegistered User regular
    "Perhaps your charming attitude has something to do with these missing records in Morgan's file, Mr. Griffin. As for us, we're outside doctors from Morgan's company who've been brought in on Morgan's case. The company cares about its employees and Morgan was rather high-up, so he's getting his own personal pair of doctors, in addition to the services of this hospital. We're here to help him. Understand?

    As for authorization, if you can put me through to Dr. Humphries, I'm sure we can clear that up right away and you can go back to eating your sandwich."

    Psychology check (Griffin is probably more interested in his sandwich than us and wants us to go away)

    ISIS delenda est
  • PeffPeff Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Haha, oh man this kid does not know what he's gotten himself into Javier thinks to himself as Todt leans into the man at the desk. Guess I can play good cop this time.

    Looking at the nameplate on the desk, "Really, Griffin, you'd really be saving us all quite a bit of trouble if you'd give us what we're asking for." Unfortunately Javier stumbled over his own words somewhat, accidentally saying several of them with a thick Hispanic accent not normally heard. Well, good job on the English there, Javier, he thinks to himself.

    Persuade

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  • PsychoLarry1PsychoLarry1 Registered User regular
    Peff, Marcus and Skid
    In addition to his love of food, which his build and longing stares at the huge sandwich make plain, you can tell that Griffin is a man who has been given a position of minor authority and let it go to his head. He's a miniature dictator, and loves to lord his power over those who need something from him. Expect a fair bit of arrogance, sarcasm, and a susceptibility to undeserved praise and coercion.

    With a casual sneer, Griffin shrugs his shoulders. "Sorry, Señor, but I'm a very busy man. Unfortunately 'we really, really want it' just isn't a compelling reason for me to waste my time digging around for a database, much less bother the hospital administrator over. So if your little UN delegation doesn't have any reason for this to be worth my while, you can go screw."

    A few yards back Guy keeps a discreet watch. You can make out some distressing sounds from the nearby men's room.
    rucdoc
    "I guess a comfortable seat would be important if you're going to be sitting at a computer console all day eh? I'd bet that sort of thing can be terrible for you if you don't take care." He gives you a meaningful look and motions towards a shadowed corner at the base of the main building.

  • rucdocrucdoc Crazy guy in the corner ClassifiedRegistered User regular
    "If you don't have a decent place to sit, you'll never find the time to discover that which you seek." Mathew said as he follows the gentleman towards the building.

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  • Captain MarcusCaptain Marcus now arrives the hour of actionRegistered User regular
    Coercion, eh?
    Todt pistol-whips the xenophobic fat man. Not really. If only...


    Sigh. Carrot time.

    "Yes, your time is valuable, and you are quite obviously on your lunch break. Sorry to bother you. I doubt the administration recognizes the worth of your computer skills. I do. I know how tricky databases can be, and how tough they can be to search. My colleague and I have had a long day. We're very tired. If you could somehow find the information we seek, given the complexity of that database, you can rest assured we would be grateful. Very grateful."

    Dr. Todt leans over, making sure his fancy wristwatch is showing.
    "Personally, I would be very impressed as well. I would recommend you to your superiors. And one more thing- I am prepared to offer you a bit of a bonus if you could find it for us within, say ten minutes. Now, please understand, I would never offer you a bribe. That offends both you and me. Tell anyone you want we were here; we're just doctors, not Sean Connery. However, at the facility where I work we understand how complex databases can be. We also understand how hard it is to search them, and how much our computer specialists are underpaid. So occasionally, if we are in a bit of a rush, we give them tips. It's a tradition."

    Todt pulls out two bills from his wallet.

    "One hundred for ten minutes. Two hundred for five minutes or less. Not bad, eh?"
    Psychology- Griffin is easily impressed by money and flattery, and enjoys receiving both.
    1d100- 51 Pass

    Credit Rating- 1d100- 41 Pass

    ISIS delenda est
  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Looks like they have this covered, and I have to take a leak anyway thought Guy, as he turned and headed cautiously into the restroom.

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  • PeffPeff Registered User regular
    Trying to hide his embarrassment and give his colleague some space to work his magic, Javier backs away from the desk as gracefully as possible and makes a show of admiring some nearby artwork.

    That could've gone better...at least Todt still has a handle on the situation.

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