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Inquisition Quest: Mysteries of Brocante

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by baud, Feb 10, 2020.

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  1. CappenVarra phase-based phantasmist Patron

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    Interrogator Vince, now that has a certain ring to it :lol:

    right now is the only time we can possibly surprise whoever and whatever is inside
    pretty soon - if there's active opposition - they will be informed about the recent incident and prepare for nosy visitors
    considering the odds, our blaze of glory might produce better results away from the main entrance; backstab multiplier?

    How do you approach the warehouse?
    - Guns blazing - Shoot first and ask question later (or search the bodies)

    If you have to invoke an authority, which one are you going to use?
    - Will of the Emperor

    Enter:
    - Search for a side entrance/back door
     
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  2. ChumBucket Augur

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    Baud, how feasible would it be for Electryos to hack their Security system and give us access to any layouts, camera feeds, or in the event this place is packing, defense turrets? Also does he have any servo sculls that could do reconnaissance?
    This strikes me as the "Karen" option... and we don't have the haircut to pull that off.

    I will reserve my vote until those questions are answered.
     
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  3. baud Cipher Patron

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    You can't hack remotely, but you'll be able to try once you've entered the building. And Electryos doesn't have a servo-skull
    It's more of trying to go to the bottom of thing peacefully, maybe arresting those responsible. Though then you'll have to decide what to do with the prisoners.


    I also added an infiltration option to the approach choice:

     
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  4. ChumBucket Augur

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    I figured, doesn't hurt to ask. :)
    I was also joking about the Karen comment.:troll:
    Well with your answers my choices are:
    -Infiltrate, trying to reach the control room of the plant
    -The Inquisition (keep in mind you don't have a rosette or anything to prove you are actually a member)
    -search for a side entrance/back door
     
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  5. Kz3r0 Arcane

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    -Infiltrate, trying to reach the control room of the plant
    -The Inquisition (keep in mind you don't have a rosette or anything to prove you are actually a member)
    -search for a side entrance/back door
     
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  6. Baltika9 Arcane

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    I love this. Instead of appealing to our (already suspect) personalities as H&M Inspectors, or giving away the Inquisition's presence on the planet, we can pretend that this is an attack by a third party. Namely, religious zealots.

    Voting:
    Guns Blazing
    Will of the Emperor
    Search for a side entrance/back door
     
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  7. ChumBucket Augur

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    Going for the old smash and grab route eh?
     
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  8. ChumBucket Augur

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    I would say that if going for a zealot approach, that attacking the front door makes more sense, as they are not known for subtlety or planning.
     
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  9. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Not necessarily. Considering our numbers, we will have better odds of success if we sneak through the back. This is entirely consistent with what a small terror cell would do. The challenge will come from having to act the part. Considering the fact that we were raised in a Schola Progenium, I think we can manage that.
     
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  10. baud Cipher Patron

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    ChumBucket, do you try to hack anything while you infiltrate (since you asked about it)? I also added the hacking as an explicit choice, when infiltrating.
     
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  11. ChumBucket Augur

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    Just be sure to use fire and pin it on the redeemers.
     
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  12. ChumBucket Augur

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    Most definitely, anyone here is going to be ignorant of what is going on, or outright lying. I don't expect reliable information from anyone we encounter.
     
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  13. Kalarion Augur Patron

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    - Infiltrate. We're in no position for a possible protracted gunfight. We've got to try to minimize our exposure.
    - Health & Mores. The way I see it our cover might not be completely blown yet. I'm sure an all-points or equivalent is in the works but it may not have saturated all city services yet. And since we killed Balam they won't know (yet) what we were after or what our likely objectives are. There's a chance we can pass this off as a surprise plant inspection or some such.
    - Side door. Will support a surprise inspection story.
     
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  14. Endemic Arcane

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    This. Also hack systems if possible.
     
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  15. CappenVarra phase-based phantasmist Patron

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    yes, until someone investigating later connects two seemingly unrelated incidents involving unidentifiable H&M dudes

    using a different cover here means the incidents are less likely to be connected, don't you think?
     
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  16. Baltika9 Arcane

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    What he said. I will add this: we should probably get in touch with our department and get them caught up with what we found out and where we're going, in case we don't make it out of here alive.
     
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  17. Kalarion Augur Patron

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    In a vacuum yes, I agree. But remember: we're not trying to create a deep infiltration network here. We're not even trying to last out the week on our own. We need information that we can transmit to our Inquisitor, fast. Then we need to think about extraction. In this case short-term results are truly paramount. The fallout means dick to us, we'll be either long gone or bringing in the Arbites by the time it could have serious negative repercussions.

    As an aside if we were worried about potential fallout and long-term effects, we made some stupendously bad choices already :D.
     
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  18. Gondolin Arcane

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    Pretty much this. The H&M disguise is good for one more round. Some kind of APB will be issued soon and we might as well get the most out of our current identity.
     
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  19. Nevill Arcane

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong
    - Infiltrate, trying to reach the control room of the plant
    - The Board of Health & Mores (keep in mind that it's not a police force)
    - Side door.

    -If infiltrating, do you ask Electryos to attempt to hack the security system?
    --Yes

    I figured whoever Basam was working for will know someone from H&M blam'd him pretty soon. An attack on the relevant facility by a different identity won't fool them. I suppose it depends on who they are, and if we are more concerned about them or the proper authorities.
     
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  20. baud Cipher Patron

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    Just to be clear, the H&M department is just a cover to enter the Wahun area and move around asking questions. The department has no idea of your existence and will answer they don't have any agents in Wuhan at the moment.
     
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  21. baud Cipher Patron

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    To sum up the votes:

    - Guns blazing - Shoot first and ask question later (or search the bodies)
    - Will of the Emperor
    - Search for a side entrance/back door

    CappenVarra, Baltika9


    -Infiltrate, trying to reach the control room of the plant
    -The Inquisition (keep in mind you don't have a rosette or anything to prove you are actually a member)
    -search for a side entrance/back door

    Kz3r0, Kalarion


    -Infiltrate, trying to reach the control room of the plant
    --Hack systems: Yes
    -The Inquisition (keep in mind you don't have a rosette or anything to prove you are actually a member)
    -search for a side entrance/back door

    ChumBucket, Endemic, Nevill
     
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  22. Nevill Arcane

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong
    - The Board of Health & Mores (keep in mind that it's not a police force)
     
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  23. Kalarion Augur Patron

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    I voted for BHM as authority claim as well.
     
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  24. Baltika9 Arcane

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    In that case, flopping to:
    - Infiltrate
    - Hack systems: yes
    - Report to headquarters: yes
    - H&M Fashion
    - search for a side entrance
     
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  25. baud Cipher Patron

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    Sorry Nevill and Kalarion, I went too fast went counting the votes :cry:.

    So it should look like this:
    Note: if the hacking choice is not explicit, I'm counting as if the No option was chosen.
     
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