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[LP CYOA] Epic

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Esquilax Arcane

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    I think we should just buy the thing and evaluate it. We blend in pretty well without our eyepatch, so I think if someone comes around wondering who bought it or where it is, they won't really be able to get a good description on us. Breaking the thing might risk breaking whatever's inside it if it's really fragile.

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  2. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Love is one thing. James Bond'ing is another. Besides, we're a tentacle monster, monogamy should be a foreign concept.

    To be honest, I'm starting to get uncomfortable with going "OH YEAH!" in the middle of a social venue. I am even less comfortable with breaking in at night, Senya's criminal record being what it is (yes, I suspect that if we stand out too much and become a liability, without having a personal safety net, Azo will just cut us loose. And then we're back at square 0). Erika also isn't the most reasonable person herself.
    Plus, what Esquilax said.
    Count me as B; and by Ean why were we doing Kyrie's laundry in the first place? Is Senya that pussy-whipped when we're not around?
     
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  3. Esquilax Arcane

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    Yeah, we need to be around to rein Erika in: she's always been a hothead, and our recent behaviour isn't exactly the most stable around, so we ought to at least try to be the voice of reason to keep us both from doing stupid shit.

    Okay, so we're in a public place full of people, Erika is clearly a very noticeable person, and we've opted for a contact lens to blend in better instead of picking laser-eyes or sticking with our eyepatch. With this in mind, breaking the mirror and possibly endangering the investigation is an incredibly stupid idea.

    The choice is clearly between A or B. A is higher risk, but if it's successful, we'll leave no trace. Buying the mirror itself might make us noticeable, but not suspicious - after all, we've just decided to buy a mirror, it just so happens to coincidentally be connected to a crime. The people who we're looking for won't really start noticing us with B, though a successful break-in later tonight with A would of course be better. I might still go for A, though.
     
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  4. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Not too fond of A myself, I'd much rather take D over it: why waste time and go through the risk headache of sneaking in at night to break , or, "better" yet, steal, the mirror when we can do it here and now, with a more-or-less reasonable cover story. I really don't fancy risking capture by the police or tipping off our targets for such petty shit.

    Plus, as much as I dislike the idea of compromising true wuv, Senya has some serious blue balls he needs to get rid of, and I don't think Kyrie will terribly mind if he "pumps" Erika for information. All for a good cause, right?:lol:
     
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  5. Kipeci Magister

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  6. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    How common is it for two high schoolers (wait, how old are we now?) to waltz into a lingerie shop then buy the freaking mirror? But if we go for A, I think we're pretty much certain to be detected in some way; if you had enough access and preparation to set up some kind of fake-mirror-gadget then you're going to have set up more complex surveillance mechanisms than typical CCTV, no? Perhaps that's giving too much credit to the criminals, though. And if we do buy the mirror we'd need to come back to the shop anyway at some point, won't we?

    C for now, I think there's more we can find out than just the mirror and surely the mirror will still be there if we return another time?
     
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  7. treave Arcane Patron

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    About 17. I suppose you could be rich brats with eccentric tastes and more money than sense?
     
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  8. Esquilax Arcane

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    :lol:

    Sadly, that story would be more convincing if we had the eyepatch.
     
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  9. Baltika9 Arcane

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    And what did I tell you?
    :rpgcodex:
    And we're not really seventeen, Rei is in her twenties and is our younger sister. I honestly wonder if we're all that young in the first place (or her real brother, for that matter).

    Might as well buy the lingerie collection so that Senya never has to do Kyrie's laundry ever again.
     
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  10. treave Arcane Patron

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    He lost a game with her (she cheated) and it was a punishment of sorts.
     
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  11. Azira Arcane Patron

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    I wonder, if we'd chosen the cybernetic eye, maybe we could've seen more here? And I also wonder if using our special ability with the eye installed would open up even more avenues of information? I mean, a cybernetic eye would probably be able to catch info in a lot wider spectrum than our biological eye.

    I'm just trolling here. :troll:
    We chose the lens. Let's keep it at that. I vote for buying the mirror, "as we want to recreate this booth at home, for ... our own games" or something similarly sordid.
     
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  12. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    If the "bad guys" have indeed set up some sort of surveillance mechanism, we have already been detected, and our odd behaviour noted. Meaning we should act fast.

    D

    I would' however, ask to break it using our ability. Trace the fault lines, etc. We'll end up *cutting* it rather than breaking it, which ought to be a bit less noisy.
     
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  13. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    It's just a camera the store owner installed inside the mirror and it has nothing to do with the kidnapping.

    C
     
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  14. Baltika9 Arcane

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    C is the way to go, guys, no need to attract undue attention (A) or act like a douche (B) at the first suspicion. Might be they'll refuse, that way we'll know for sure that something's off about it.

    Off-topic question: if Naim got the credit for saving the planet, and we weren't around to tell anyone the truth, how did Kyrie know it was us that did it? Female intuition?
     
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  15. treave Arcane Patron

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    Who's more likely to have saved the world:

    a) Mysterious boy with superpowers (and sexy tentacles) she met at school and has went on various adventures with and spent months together and an excellent pilot of a powerful prototype frame known for tactical smarts who tricked her into staying behind while he went off into an extremely dangerous situation,

    or

    b) Straight-laced childhood friend who is a good, if otherwise unremarkable pilot.

    Anyway I would expect that some people on the Kaguya-hime would have told her, unofficially, what transpired. Good thing you guys didn't get it shot down with all hands on board.

    Uh, are you still voting for B?
     
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  16. Rex Feral Liturgist

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    Well I chose A in hope that we do it really sneaky and avoid attracting attention. I hope treave won't make us fuck up by tripping over an alarm or breaking a window.
     
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  17. treave Arcane Patron

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    I'm not that unfair. Well, uh, I think it's pretty well established that Senya is good at being stealthy - if he can sneak around the Imperial palace, a shopping mall should pose little challenge, especially if they rely on electronics for security - so that sort of minor mistake won't happen.
     
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  18. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Yep, sticking to B for now. Count me as D only if it has a better chance of beating A.

    I wonder how Naim is dealing with all his undue credit and slander on the person who, among other things, saved his life and his planet. The eventual meeting should be interesting.
     
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  19. treave Arcane Patron

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    Current tally appears to be:

    A - 3
    B - 5
    C - 2
    D - 5
     
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  20. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    treave, if you want to lock the vote, you can count my vote as a B. Or any other option that has a chance of beating D.
     
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  21. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Bloodshifter you're going to have to parse that out a bit more so I understand :p

    Guys I really am not convinced about B. If the mirror is a way to kidnap the women then removing it doesn't really help us, all we figure out is what the mirror is. So we might learn it's a clever mechanism to do x and y. Doesn't tell us who's kidnapping the women and where they are being taken, which is a spatial question. What will happen is the store employees get suspicious, or they're in the know and thus get really suspicious, or they naively help us remove it then find something weird and it becomes a public brouhaha, or they refuse, etc. There really is no good outcome here.

    Flop from C to D to prevent B winning for now, though I'm not a fan of the ruckus D will create. It should be A or C.
     
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  22. Esquilax Arcane

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    Tigranes, D is a terrible idea for the reasons I stated already. However, I like your reasoning for C, because the mirror itself doesn't really tell us how these women are being kidnapped or what exactly is happening. I have a feeling that you're right in that we might really be jumping the gun in this situation and acting when it's not really warranted. Based on that, I am flopping to C.
     
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  23. Kipeci Magister

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    I also flop from B to C.
     
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  24. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Wait, we should be able to investigate this later, after we piece some more clues together, right?
    As things stand, B will put them on the alert and waste cash (honestly, who buys a mirror from a dressing room?), D will make them suspicious and make our future inquiries more difficult (as in, make our targets more watchful of us), and A will risk us compromising the mission for a mirror (whatever it is inside, the people behind the operation will know the mirror is broken eventually, that will put them on alert regardless; not to mention the possibility of being captured.)
     
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  25. treave Arcane Patron

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    The flops. :lol:

    Uh, so it looks like D is still ahead, since it's closest rival, B, had two flops away from it.

    It's now:
    A - 3
    B - 3
    C - 5
    D - 6

    Tigranes is actually on to something with the spatial question. If there are no secret passageways, how and where did the woman go missing in broad daylight? There's a few possibilities to consider. It could be that the shop is in on it, and/or the mirror is responsible. The latter could stand without the former, if it is some unexpected, hitherto unknown mechanism. If the former is true, they don't really need the latter.
     
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