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Thread: Tunnelling Temtesh - a WipEout themed Roleplay

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    Default Tunnelling Temtesh - a WipEout themed Roleplay

    Deep Below Temtesh Bay, the Dark Secrets of the F9000 lay in wait. Are you skilled enough to find just what happened thirty years ago?

    With the board becoming a little quiet of late, and the last RP thread not kicking off, I've decided to start a new one, and see how we take it. So I'll keep it as clean as I can with the rules. Anyone can post in, and you can play any character you like from the 'Factions' listed below.

    The Setup:
    It has been nearly thirty years since the devastating collapse of Temtesh Bay during the F9000 'Fusion' leagues that killed several pilots and trapped many ships. Now, research says that the mines are (mostly) safe to enter once again and the majority of teams with interest in the old leagues are back with different agendas. Unfortunately, the Temtesh Bay mines are property of Triakis Industries, and they're not happy about people sneaking about.

    How to Play:
    Your character has received instructions from high up in the company to either join an expedition or do some private reconnaissance into the Temtesh mines. You must attempt to achieve your goals set to you by your boss, and escape without alerting Triakis. Your objectives will depend on what faction you are working for:

    FEISAR - FEISAR's experimental rockets were the devices that brought the mine down. It is imperative that nobody else finds these rockets - find any active or inactive ones you can and get them out.
    Piranha - Myimna Tsarong's wingmate, Jann Shlaudecker was killed in the mine blast, and his body never recovered. It is your job to find Jann's body, or at the very least the remnants of his Swiftkiller Piranha
    Auricom - Something fishy went on with the cheapness of the mine fixings. Costs were cut and back alley deals kept this race active. Find evidence of this in the mine offices below the surface.
    Xios - eG-r blew their ships when they were trapped in the rubble to remove any evidence found later, but did they finish the job? Find any remnants of the eG-r craft and find out what they're doing on their half of the EG-X ship with this old technology if they kept it.

    You write out your posts indicating what your character is doing, attempting to navigate their way into the mines and complete their mission. Any time a skill check is needed (say you finish your post and get to a crumbling ladder and need to climb it/you need to stun a guard), make a note at the end of your post. I will roll a dice on my end from one to twenty to measure your character's success in the venture. Here's an example.

    Sampsa Kovalainen

    Sampsa dropped into a low crouch as he rolled out of the rusted ventilation shaft. It had been his best access point into the mines, a cut off section from Triakis' own circulation systems. He glanced to where he'd come out and cursed under his breath - he was on a high outcropping of rock with only a rope bridge leading to the other side. The years hadn't been kind, and he didn't fancy it looked too good.

    [Skillcheck!]
    I will roll a D20. In the case of 10, Sampsa would get across fine, and the next post by Sampsa's player would indicate as much. If I got a 20, Sampsa leaps across the bridge with ease, and probably can pick up something useful at the other side, like a piece of rope. If I got a 5, the rope bridge snaps and Sampsa would have to either lower himself down or climb up it or take another route. On a roll of a 1, the bridge snaps and Sampsa falls to his doom, and he's gone from the play.

    All characters enter the game wearing whatever you would consider 'standard' tunnelling or mountaineering wear in the colour of their faction, and carrying a stun baton and a PDA with which to review their objectives (AND NOTHING ELSE). Extra equipment will be doled out in the RP. Indicate what affiliation your character has (Xios, FEISAR, Piranha or Auricom) with the colour of their name at the top of your post. (See mine for example - Xios character.) Your post should ideally take up five lines and have good grammar and punctuation.

    I will take the role of DM, and any Triakis members down in the mines. All Triakis guards have a stun baton and a PDA with which to call for help or alert if they discover someone on patrol. You can duel with a guard using a skill check, and I will give you the results of the duel in my response post.

    Unless anyone has any further questions... begin!
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    Ge Liang Zhu dropped down into the mine courtesy of a rusting ladder, a haunting reminder that the place had collapsed once before and was by no means a safe place, despite what Triakis Industries had said. Even if the mine was stable, Ge still knew the dangers of being caught by a guard patrol. Still, as Jann's close friend and team mate, as well as being the son of one of the older mechanics for the once-Chinese company, he was prepared to take that risk if it meant recovering his body and what remained of the Swiftkiller ship, which was valuable to Piranha as it contained technologies which were lost when the company suffered hugely after the fall of the F9000. It also wouldn't do to have Piranha's secret ship designs fall into rival hands... Ge stopped pondering and swore. There was torchlight up ahead and there were no spaces to hide. Assuming his best innocent lost face, he prepared to face the person who would soon come into view.

    [skillcheck]

    OOC: I hope everything's ok so far, I don't know the history of the leagues that well...
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    (Looking good, TR. Piranha was Chinese a long time ago, so probably great-grandson or grandson rather than son, but good going.)

    [Skillcheck - 18]

    "Anything?" asked one slightly muffled voice through its' rebreather. A muffled curse came from a deeper voice, and Ge would get his first look at the men and women Triakis had sent down. Both the searchers were dressed in slightly baggy orange clothing, bright and obvious to their colleagues in these dark mines. A small triangular badge was sewn onto the various pockets the two guards wore, though they only carried torches and stun batons. The grenade bandoliers and holsters for weapons were empty.

    "I told you this is a waste of time," snapped the big man, turning his flashlight off and hastily trying to stuff it into his belt. "Nobody's fool enough to come down here," he muttered. His female colleague made a disgusted sound through her rebreather but seemed to assent. She flipped open her PDA and keyed open a link to the surface.

    "Hobbs and Ervine. No activity reported in this sector. Over." The two Triakis members strode away into the distance, leaving Hobbs' flashlight lying on the ground where it had slipped off his belt.

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    Ge breathed a sigh of relief he didn't know he was holding. That was too close. Good thing that the guards just didn't believe anyone was thick enough to come down here. But Ge had an agenda, so...
    He moved further into the facility, looking out for the telltale orange uniforms. Well at least that bit was easy enough, wearing orange, the Triakis guards stood out like a sore thumb, he on the other hand, was dressed in black combat gear from head to toe, with the red and yellow Piranha insignia on the left breast pocket. He hadn't come unarmed either: he had a short sword if he needed it, passed down through the generations of his family, although he hoped it wouldn't come to that. Ducking away from yet another orange patrol, he went further.
    'Wait, hang on, wasn't I here just a few minutes ago...? Damn, don't tell me I'm lost...'
    Ge checked his electronic map, only to find no signal on it whatsoever. Suddenly he saw movement in a tunnel to his right, but it wasn't orange...
    'Was that a FEISAR logo I just saw...?!'
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    Ben Denso Looks around "Where are these damned rockets..." . He hits away the various Boulder fragments around him and finds a ledge to sit on, he takes out his phone and dials a number...

    "Maria? Hi, Any Luck? ....You've found one? Good, good. Watch out though, Ive been tracking some foreign transmissions from other teams. I've encrypted my signal, you might do well to do the same. ...Bye." *CLICK*

    He keeps walking and comes across a shattered piece of ship.

    "Uh-oh, this is bad..."
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    Don Work walked with a controlled breathing rhythm. He was only ten when he saw the Temtesh Bay Disaster. What haunted him was that Auricom had a close shave with that,and the withdrawal from the F9000 was actually a happy event for him. He sighed at that thought,then opened up the PDA,and went to an applet with the word "OBJECTIVES".

    OBJECTIVES
    -Locate underground offices of the defunct F9000/Overtel
    -Gather Evidence from the offices.

    He went through his memory,trying to recall what he saw on Seconds From Disaster,or at least what he thought he saw. Given the severity of the collapse,the offices could have been destroyed. However,the possibility and probability of the offices being supported with seemingly-indestructible support pillars,and thus the offices surviving the collapse,was also there.

    As he walked,he saw a red piece of metal,or at least still having some red on it,with an "R",but it was not preceeded by an "I",it was preceeded by a "-(dash)"

    Then,he heard footsteps getting closer...and given the slightly muffled sounds,they were Australian..

    (Skillcheck)

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    The pair of Triakis employees who'd just turned away from Ge's hiding place suddenly paused.

    "Did you hear that?" asked Hobbs, his thickly muscled hand going to his shock baton. Ervine nodded, her baton already out as they pounded away down the corridor in the direction of Denso's voice. The Scotsman's loud voice had carried up the tunnels and the two Triakis members were sprinting towards where they'd heard his voice.

    "This is Ervine and Hobbs. Voices heard in our sector, not Australian accent. Investigating - please send back up units!" the woman called out into her PDA. Up ahead in the research centre the military squad called home, a sextet of guards were leaping into the corridors, likely as not making it harder for the lives of the FEISAR and Piranha pilots. Even as Ervine and Hobbs clattered into the corridor they'd heard the voices, they blinked at the sight of an upturned, ripped piece of purple and white nose.

    "Hobbs and Ervine," said the man into his own PDA. "We've found a G-tech."

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    [F.E.I.S.A.R. Skillcheck - 19]

    The voices grew louder, but it seemed that only one of them was talking with any kind of regularity. The others were simply interjecting at points, uninterested and obviously tired.

    "You have no idea just how much power these things had! It was Johnson's ship that brought down the mine, we're pretty sure. Beneto was in the pits as the mine went down, so it can't have been his rockets. It was those triple-things that FEISAR had developed, and the lot of them went straight into a support beam."

    "Did Johnson get out?" asked one of the guards as they came into view, not even glancing at Don's hiding place behind a rock.

    "He did, his ship didn't. Rescue pilots picked him and Belmondo out of the end of the mines. Some of them didn't make it though... the two eG-r ships got blown in the tunnel, and we lost the two G-Techs, a Piranha, Kirovski's Tigron and what I think was Wollfe's Xios," the scientist said as he came into view, a pair of goggles on his eyes and a white lab coat slung over his orange jump suit.

    "They got the Tigron and Xios out. But the G-Techs, the Piranha are still in here. As are bits of the eG-r," he said as he crouched to pick one of the bits that Don had looked at. One of the soldiers crouched forward to give a closer look at it.

    "Do we take this back to the labs?" he asked. The scientist nodded.

    "Yep. You guys come with me to the surface, get another patrol down. I know, I know," he said exasperatedly at the look on the second guard's face. "No guard patrols down here for fifteen minutes if we're switching over. But it's not like anyone here," he added, as the three headed off. Don was now left in an empty tunnel, without the risk of detection for a while.

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    Ben Denso was hiding under a broken piece of ship, the damage had completely destroyed any livery so it was unidentifiable.

    "Heh, really need to be a bit quieter!" He chuckled "Otherwise those Pommies might find me..." He jumped down when the coast was clear and continued to walk through the mines. Ben was patriotic as always, instead of wearing a suit on duty, he was wearing his Scotland Football Jersey and Sweatpants. This kind of 'casualness' about him wasn't admirable at all to the uppers. However, his talent preceded his appearance and that's all they cared about.

    "Right...what's this?" He picks up a small mobile-phone esque device, and examines it. "Password locked...aha, so, it seems our good friends EG-r are also here.."

    He attempts to find the password.

    [Skillcheck]

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    The small device flashed twice, before scrolling across the screen came a series of small-case Chinese characters, flashing brightly in red before Denso's eyes. Password failed.

    The red metal casing of the PDA seemed to mock Denso, not responding to any more touches and all the instructions coming up in Chinese. As the voices of the guards came closer, a flashlight beam came on, sweeping about the darkened tunnel - though they were mostly focussing on the hulk of the G-Tech.

    (Other posters, do feel free to post, and you can have multiple members working for the same faction. Just try not to trip over each other too much. You don't have to wait for me to post to keep going. We'll try and keep 2 or 3 posts in between mine.)

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    Ge Liang Zhu had followed the unknown FEISAR member since he saw the flash of the logo, and had seen him pick up a PDA, only to place it back where he found it and move on. Intrigued as to what other teams were doing down in these mines, he decided to follow the FEISAR member, only to stop when the instructions on the PDA came up in Chinese and caught his eye.

    "eG-r? Password? Hmm... Password hint: Those that hide when others crouch..."

    eG-r sure were stupid to leave password hints lying about, Ge thought, it's not like the only Chinese people in the world were at eG-r... Ge typed in what he thought was the password and waited for the PDA to clear it.

    OOC: Chal, can I claim that my character knows the password from the hint? If not then:

    [skillcheck]
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