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The multiverse beckons you riftwalker. How will you answer its call?

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by Hellraiser, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Hellraiser Arcane

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    Another newspaper, this might be the last one (outside of those Heracles may find somewhere) for a while since I'm running out of ideas for articles. Well ones that wouldn't spoil or hint too much anyway. As for what the conspiracy nuts believe about Ajax, he was never there, too many agents around in that parallel. You may get more clues on where he went soon...

    ...or not

    :troll:

    Voting is now closed. Expect the update soon like always.
     
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  2. CappenVarra phase-based phantasmist Patron

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    Well, I'm certainly musing over a bunch of looney conspiracy theories, Antarctic Cybernegro Base is mild stuff :)
     
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  3. Hellraiser Arcane

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    1.11 It’s like that thing Ray Bradbury was talking about

    Time to do some research, you don’t know much about these Nazis. It should also help you find out what kind of technology they lack. As you head out towards the library it starts raining. The falling raindrops cover the city in a grey mist. Fortunately the library is not far. The inside of the library looks different than it did in αδ-37. You approach the female librarian, and start asking her where can you find the newspapers from the past 10 years and the computer terminals.

    “Sir, as you should know, all press from before 2007 was destroyed as dictated by the Governor General’s order. Furthermore possessing Jewish press from before the liberation is considered a crime against the Aryan race. Therefore, for your own safety, I ask you to stop inquiring about forbidden publications.” – the librarian reluctantly informs you.

    Well surely they have some newer press don’t they? “Sir, in case you have forgotten, newspapers were declared a useless Jewish invention and thus outlawed. After all every publication approved by the Governor General’s censorship bureau can be found online. The same applies to traditional paper books, those promoting untermensch ideas could be easily hidden. Therefore, to ensure our pure American society can prosper free of the influence of inferior races, they have also been outlawed. Please report anyone who is hiding paper books in his home to the New American Police. I understand, that you must be a newly pardoned POW, who is not yet fully aware of all the changes that have happened since the war. However please read the necessary acts of law introduced by the Governor General.”

    So what exactly are they doing in a library if all books are banned? “We transcribe the approved publications to our new servers before destroying the hardcopies. With the help of Zuse Computers technicians and engineers, including some from the Reich itself of course. The new server equipment is quite complicated, it is after all imported Reich technology. But with their help this library, like all libraries in the Reich itself, will soon become a major database and part of the new "Weltnetz" infrastructure.”

    Weltnetz? “That’s the network we used to replace the obviously Jewish internet with, it is compatible with all the new Zuse computer terminals and the old PCs and Macs using ZOS-32.” Alright so do they have any terminals here, you would like to search for “approved” publications after all. “Of course sir, just go into that room over there.”

    Soon afterwards you find the terminal, it looks rather advanced. You use the highly responsive touch-screen interface to search for recent history. What you find is pretty much entirely propaganda and decrees. “The Reich helps rebuild New Port City.” ”POW freed by the Governor General’s order.” ”The first fusion power plant in America under construction.” Fusion plant? Well the rift-probe must have missed that, it’s not like they can easily spot those from orbit.

    You can’t find anything useful apart from one information about gun control. Anyone that isn’t a soldier or policeman cannot posses a gun. Furthermore there are “gun-detectors” installed around key administration buildings, the article doesn’t specify how they detect guns, it could be some over-sized metal detector you guess. Fortunately there doesn’t seem to be one near the library or you would have been arrested by now.

    You also managed to find a mention of a “humanitarian” free clinic ran by doctor Kohler. It is located not far from where your apartment in αδ-37 was. Might as well check it out, maybe he can do something about this damn leg. It will take you a while to get to the clinic, after all you are broke and have to walk everywhere. It is also getting dark rather fast. The monotony of the journey is suddenly interrupted by a most disturbing signal. “WARNING! Magnitude 3 rift detected. Estimated distance: 45 kilometers.” – the RGM informs you when you take a peek at its display in a secluded back alley.

    Magnitude 3? It is big enough to transit a group of people, a vehicle or a container. It is rather far from the city, whoever is transiting here does not want to attract attention. Who could it be though? Titans? CTPCT? Pioneers? Better tread carefully, the odds of anyone transiting near your location by pure accident are low. This is a fairly remote parallel after all. Someone may be following you, it is best to avoid transit for a while.

    You arrive at doctor Kohler’s clinic, outside of the doctor and his two assistants there isn’t anyone there. “What do we have here? It looks crude but it’s not half bad.” – he says with a German accent as he looks upon your broken leg. “Clearly you need a proper cast on that. Just hold still for a moment. You have quite a few bruises on you, the police beat you up?” Obviously you remain silent. “It’s alright, you can speak freely. The walls don’t have ears, well unless you link them to the Weltnetz. And I am bound by patient-doctor confidentiality, even if the Gestapo and their New American Police lackeys start an interrogation.”

    “All done, here grab these.” He hands you a small pill bottle labeled “Blitzregen” after the cast is finished. “After about a week of taking those I can take off the cast. Just take one pill every twelve hours.”

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    “But you will need to remain under observation for the night, a very small group of people has a lethal allergy to those. It is kind of hard to detect before you actually swallow one of those pills. Don’t worry, my assistant is working the night shift tonight, he will keep an eye on you and save your life if you go into anaphylactic shock.“

    Well at least that takes care of having to find a place to spend the night at. The doctor wakes you up in the morning. “Well it looks like you do not have an allergy. You can leave now.” As you exit the clinic you wonder what to do next, you proceed to walk to the nearest subway station. However you notice that somebody is following you. Two men, they are trying to blend in with the crowd yet they follow you behind every corner, and you started walking in circles. Far too suspicious.

    It is clear these men are following you. You will deal with them by…
    1)…trying to lose them in a crowded public place. Any sort of confrontation in such a place would no doubt alert the native authorities, this should buy you time.
    2)…luring them into a back alley and ambushing them. The element of surprise should allow you to take them out swiftly and silently.
    3)…confronting them. Some small talk might “persuade” them to leave you alone.
    4)…yelling that suspicious men are following you. Maybe a police officer will hear you.
    5)…by entering one of the local establishments and trying to sneak out using a back door or something.
    6)…just shooting them. You are not going down quietly.

    If you lose the two men you will…
    A)…walk to the Governor General’s office and offer him, or one of his assistants, a presentation. After leaving your gun in a safe place outside of the gun-dectector’s range that is.

    B)…send the Governor General a holo-teaser in a package. Hopefully the postal service works reliably.
    C)…try to earn some “new dollars” in back alleys using the good old “stun and run” theft technique. Minus the running of course, gods damn that titan.
    D)…try to contact Emanuel Cortez about that job. Odds are you will be here a while, might as well acquire a dwelling and a source of income so you won’t starve to death before you get a deal.
    E)…look for a job elsewhere. Hopefully there is a newspaper, job agency or bulletin board around somewhere.
    F)…deploy the filtering unit in a pool of water. Fuel for one more transit might be useful.
    G)…transit to a different parallel. Nazis? Not exactly the kind of people you want to deal with.

    You can pick two of the actions listed as A) to G) apart from picking both A) and B) since they are mutually exclusive. The rest is not.

    Vote now.

    Option G) will only succeed if over 50% of people vote for it. The destination will be picked after the next update should that happen. It will prevent Heracles from doing anything else, apart from trying to elude the two suspicious men following you that is.

    I apologize for any butchering of the German language that might be present in this update.
     
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  4. Hellraiser Arcane

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    Forgot to add that you can pick two actions just like the last time in the second part of the vote.
     
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  5. Kz3r0 Arcane

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    3)…confronting them.
    D)…try to contact Emanuel Cortez about that job.
     
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  6. Esquilax Arcane

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    Hmm, I'm debating between 2) and 3) to take these guys out. On the one hand, taking them out then using our neural collar to perform mindrape will allow us to really find out who they're working for (are they CPCPT agents or Nazis?) and why we're being followed. On the other hand, we've got a broken leg to worry about and I'm not sure if we'd be physically capable of handling them, even with the adrenaline pumping and the element of surprise.

    3) could be as simple as passing a Speech check, but if these guys are determined to haul us in for questioning/capture us, I don't think words are going to cut it. Tough choice.
     
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  7. Hellraiser Arcane

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    It's a neural probe (the neural collar is for transporting prisoners and the like), and as mentioned way back just before Heracles left the chimera-infested parallel, it has some sort of biometric authorization preventing a non-titan from using it. So no mind rape, Heracles will have to use conventional means to learn who are they and why they are following him.
     
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  8. CappenVarra phase-based phantasmist Patron

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    1) + B) D)

    Chances are, our obvious cluessness about the state of affairs has gotten us some unhealthy attention from the local secret police or whatever - and we're not exactly in top fighting condition with that cast. So evasion should be our first choice (not that we're a fast evader with the blasted cast either). If that fails, we can escalate to "talk softly and carry a charged stun rod".

    That incoming rift is also bad news - and if it's related to these two creeps, thing are about to get bad fast. That's why attracting more attention to ourselves is bad - so clueless wandering around and looking for job boards or walking into a government building is out of the question. Contacting Emanuel gives us all the benefits of having a job and a place to crash, with the least possible attention. So I say go for it.

    Sending the holo-teaser could also be trouble if an anti-smuggler team is on our tail, but they will detect any attempts to leave the parallel... And the holo-teaser doesn't have to be traceable to us, if we're doing it properly. So, I'd say - go for a sale and see what happens.

    EDIT: sorry about the muddled sentences, too tired to write coherently atm.
     
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  9. Esquilax Arcane

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    CappenVarra makes some convincing points. I agree.

    1) + B) D)
     
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  10. skuphundaku Economic devastator, Mk. 11 Patron

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    3) If they're hostile, they won't risk starting shit in public because that would bring the Gestapo down on their heads like a ton of bricks and, at the same time, we may find out something about who's after us. If they're friendly and they're here to get in contact with us, this would save us a lot time and effort.
    D) Emmanuel Cortez workes at Zuse Computers, so it would be very useful to get a job there and use our l33t h4x0r skills to gain access to all those materials that are being destroyed and find out what happened on this parallel.
    F) We need to prepare a solid exit strategy, given that the CPCPT may be on to us.
     
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  11. CappenVarra phase-based phantasmist Patron

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    All right, brian functioning again & ready for some creative wankery.

    There are guys following us. Who are they? Why are they following us? How do they know about us (i.e. who tipped them off)?

    1) Maybe our clueless blabbing in the library convinced the librarian to report us to the authorities as a "possible undesirable". She seemed really keen on letting us know the many transgressions that should be reported immediately (possessing pre-2007 press, paper books, etc.). Who's to say her list doesn't include "anybody not displaying a proper level of knowledge and enthusiasm for the laws is to be reported for additional processing"? In that case, the Gestapo is on our tail and they have our physical description from the librarian. The resolution: lose the tail, go underground, get a disguise, be extra careful when making any sale attempts, get the hell out of here when possible.

    2) Maybe the doctor is in contact with the underground resistance, and thought we'd be interested in making their acquaintance. Perhaps he got in touch with them while we were sleeping, and they were waiting nearby, started following us, and are looking for a good opportunity to approach us (away from the clinic, so the link to the doctor is not compromised). There could be some potential for selling them goodies, but they're probably not very rich... Sure, I'd nuke the Nazis just for the fun of it, but a good smuggler doesn't waste merchandise on hobby projects. Perhaps they would help us heal and rest just for a small advantage, while discussing bigger ones? Small favors are good, and we could use a hidey hole... But only if it won't get raided by the cops while we're there. So a talk with the guys might turn our ok - but at high risk... Not a fan.

    3) Maybe the good Herr Doktor is the one who reported us to the authorities - his "humanitarian" clinic could be just a honeypot meant to attract the undesirables for easier "processing". He doesn't even have to be a bad guy, maybe he really started the clinic to help people, but then the Gestapo figured out the potential of such a place and got him by the balls (the usual: kidnapped family members, creative use of poison with a rare antidote, or just the simple and effective threat of violence) The result for us: same as 1), with the added clause of checking what the hell is in the pills we're taking - calcium and vitamin C are all well and fine, but not really 100% necessary for our bone to heal - and what if there are additional ingredients with interesting side effects? Or are some of our possessions (like say, the cast) bugged? Running our friendly scanner over our equipment and body at the next available opportunity might be wise.

    4) We detected a rift not long ago - who's to say our incoming rift wasn't detected by someone? If somebody (CPCPT, Maiximilianites, Titans, whatever) is actively on the look out for riftwalkers - we need to crank our stealth to 11, possibly even postponing any attempts at a sale. Hey, while I'm in the mood, who's to say that Emmanuel Cortez isn't a recon agent sent to intercept us? (unlikely, but still) Smuggling requires just the right mix of stealth and audacity, and it's easy to fuck it up - too much stealth, and Heracles will die old, poor and paranoid in some backwater; too much audacity, and he'll get caught, incarcerated, and sent to a nice agonization holiday... So excuse me if I let even paranoid ideas through :) Leaving this parallel now means whoever just arrived will detect our outgoing rift, and find a way to tail us - bad. If the incoming squad had some means to detect our RGM and track us - worse. I mean, during the 5 years of our absence, the CPCPT might have improved their tech, and our RGM (one of the first personal models, remember) might have become trackable... Perhaps submerging it / separating from it might be wise... Or not, if the antagonists pick it up and leave us stranded in Shitville (with Nazis).

    5) Another fun fact - remember that titan we fragged? Remember his sentence: “You have the stench of deuterium-tritium on you, I could smell it from a distance."? If there are any titans or titan influences around, they can probably detect us even when we're not riftwalking. If they are somehow involved with this parallel, we'll stand out to them like a menstruating antelope swimming in a shark-infested seas. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, doesn't it? :)

    I'll skip the crazier conspiracy theories for now...
     
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  12. skuphundaku Economic devastator, Mk. 11 Patron

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    A vote! Do you have one?
     
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  13. Hellraiser Arcane

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    Heracles' RGM isn't one of the first personal ones. The guys who first started smuggling tech to γω-1 about 88 years ago were among the first riftwalkers with personal RGMs, larger generators were used before that. But yes CTPCT agents can detect rifts using equipment similar to, and possibly even more sophisticated than, that in Heracles' customized RMG.
     
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  14. CappenVarra phase-based phantasmist Patron

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    Still the same as yesterday, didn't flip. Just thinking out loud :)
     
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  15. Stygian Lurker Scholar

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    2)
    B) and F)
     
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    5)…by entering one of the local establishments and trying to sneak out using a back door or something.
    G)…transit to a different parallel. Nazis? Not exactly the kind of people you want to deal with.

    Nazi parallel is full of surveillance. Paranoid. Shitty way to do business.
     
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  17. Kalin Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Assuming that we are of sufficiently Aryan stock to do business here in the first place:

    3) - The cask might prevent some more elaborate escapes, so it might pay off to simply confront them, although ideally in an open space.
    B) - Mailing the holo-teaser is at least better than involving some assistant. The lure of more technology down the line ought to ensure some safety.
    E) - Might as well try to blend in and look for more opportunities. That Emanuel fellow seems far too jewey, what with his suspiciously friendly behaviour. Better avoid him.
     
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  18. Hellraiser Arcane

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    There is a tie between 1) and 3). So the next vote for either of those will decide. If we won't get one by 21:00 GMT the choice will be decided by the total number of goals in the Real Madrid-Malaga CF football match which is happening later today. If the total number of goals is an odd number we go with 1) if it is even we go with 3). Would have just gone with the lottery like Kz3r0 but potato lottery doesn't happen until Tuesday.
     
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  19. Esquilax Arcane

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    What's stopping anybody from doing that regardless? Herc is a fucking arms dealer, if he can't deal with unpleasant, genocidal psychos, then he is in the wrong line of work here. We need to make the best of the situation. Hellraiser, do we currently have enough fuel for 1 transit in case shit goes sour?
     
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    p cool thread.
     
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  21. Hellraiser Arcane

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/results

    European>Spanish La Liga

    1-1 which bring the total of goals to two, the "La Liga" decided Heracles will indeed confront the two nice men following him. That should be fun, in any case you can expect the update somewhere within the next 48 hours.
     
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  22. Hellraiser Arcane

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    1.12 A friendly chat

    The two men are rather persistent, trying to lose them makes no sense. Confronting them may be the best option. If they are CTPCT agents, they can't really do anything to you in such a crowded place. Unless they are not agents but locals. But that is a risk you have to take. You start walking towards them, curiously the men seem somewhat surprised by this. Regardless they try to maintain a "professional" serious look as they approach you.

    So what do they want from you? "We were curious about a few things, perhaps you will come with us and explain." - one of them starts talking, with a barely noticeable German accent that he is clearly trying to hide. "I do not recommend resisting, it may force us to resort violence. Which may end rather unpleasantly. Especially with the three gunmen backing us up. There is also that gunship, just in case of course." - he explains while pointing upwards to the sky, surprisingly there is a faint black shape resembling an aircraft there. The last helicopter you saw was a lot more noisy to say the least. "Stealthy isn't it? Now please, come with us to our car. I can assure you that we will not use violence. As long as you do not force us to. Now put these on, it is merely a precaution." He pulls out a pair of rather sturdy-looking handcuffs.

    "Do not worry, we will take care of your belongings. After we inspect them thoroughly of course." - he adds as he puts the handcuffs on your hands, and takes your suitcase from you. "Oh and I almost forgot." - he says as he reaches out towards your inner coat pocket, the one where you are hiding your gun. "Surely there will be no need for this, although I have to admit you know how to hide a gun. My associate will take good care of it I can assure you."

    Well Heracles you're getting old it seems. Getting caught like that by a bunch of savages. At least they are locals, hopefully it won't take them long to confirm that you are indeed here to do business. Still what do they want from you? You enter their car, an inconspicuous van with the "Swift Hurricane Cleaning Services" logo on it. The two individuals keep staring at you throughout the whole trip. Obviously there are no windows in the back of the van, you also cannot see the diver. The car stops once for a moment before moving again and stopping just a minute later. It must have been some sort of checkpoint. It appears you have reached whatever destination the two men are bringing you to.

    "Good, now come with us." For some reason only one of them is doing all the talking. The doors of the van open. It appears that you are inside of an underground parking lot, it is filled with security cameras and vehicles. Some are "generic" cars while others are menacingly-looking armored vehicles. "Unfortunately, as a security measure, we need to ensure you see and hear as little as possible." - the "talkative" agent tells you before he put a pair of opaque black goggles and earmuffs on your head.

    Eventually they take off all the headgear and you can once again see and hear what is going on around you. You can see two chairs and a desk with what is no doubt a one-way mirror. "Please sit down. My associate will leave us now and we will be able to discuss a few things." The "mute" agent leaves the room leaving you alone with the "chatty" one. He points a bright light right in your face, it is rather annoying to say the least.

    "You are a new arrival in New Port City, or you are one that has eluded our attention for long. Obviously you lack an ID card which is no doubt why you were at doctor Kohler's little establishment. Although that alone is hardly suspicious enough to be worth my prestigious organization's attention. If we had to dedicate as many resources as we did on following you, on following every vagrant, paranoid ex-POW or impoverished lowlife entering that clinic. Well even all the money of Reichstahl, Zuse-Komp and Thule AG combined wouldn't be enough to cover the bill for that. Still it was rather surprising, to see an individual looking just like the suspicious one from the library, entering the clinic we have been observing. You see, there aren't many people with broken legs in New Port City visiting the library. Especially those asking for banned publications." - he says in a friendly tone even if he is accusing you of suspicious behavior, whatever that means.

    "What do you know of Colonel Colridge also known as Paton as your resistance prefers to call him. What? Surprised that we know who is hiding under that ridiculous moniker of his? The real Paton was far more a threat for the Reich, well the one we actually fought that is." Well he is right, you are puzzled to say the least. You deny that you know anything about him, which is the truth anyway.

    "You are making a mistake by being so uncooperative. It seems I must resort to standard interrogation procedures. A pity, I was hoping my vocal cords would be able to relax a little longer. What is your name, where does your resistance cell meet and when?!" - he starts screaming at you. Once again you tell him the truth, he remains unconvinced. "Clearly I need to moti..." - his sentence is interrupted by someone entering the interrogation room.

    "Obergruppenführer Hartmann? I am in the middle of an interrogation, if you have business with the Gestapo please wait until I am finished." - the interrogator tells the intruder in German, good thing you bothered learning the language during your cold war smuggling days. "If the rest of the Gestapo in the American occupied territories, is as incompetent as you Kriminaldirektor Reiniger, then I fear I may need to inform the Führer himself of it. Just because the Governor General lets it slide does not mean the Reich can afford such blunders happening." - the military officer who just entered the room replies, he seems to be rather upset. "Blunders Herr Hartmann?" - Reiniger asks.

    "Did you bother checking this man's belonging properly before interrogating him? No you did not. If you did, you wouldn't have violated regulations, his case is out of your jurisdiction. Furthermore I asked for your cooperation, in case the Gestapo found an individual that the Ahnenerbe is looking for. Now leave, this case as of this moment requires Kaiser level security clearance. I will transport this individual to one of our interrogation chambers." - the Obergruppenführer tells him as he puts a pair of earmuffs and opaque goggles on your head.

    Eventually, after what you think was an elevator ride upwards, they take off your headgear. You are in a similar interrogation room, only this one lacks a one-way mirror. There is however a camera staring at you. "Sit down. Now unlike the Kriminaldirektor I do not like long chats so I will be to the point. Your employers have no doubt gotten smarter about trying to spy on the Reich. Still, that Glock of yours, was made after we liberated the factories where it was manufactured. The toolkit itself isn't that suspicious nor is the first aid kit." - Hartmann tells you.

    "Your possessions were enough to determine who you are, especially combined with your suspicious actions. Now you will tell me exactly why are you here and who do you work for. We both know you are not a mere resistance member or sympathizer. You will tell me the truth."

    You will tell the Obergruppenführer...
    A)...nothing. Remain silent at all cost.
    B)...that the gun is not yours. You found it and wanted to contact the New American Police about it, you're just an innocent former POW trying to find his place in society.
    C)...that you are an agent of Atlantis, and holding you captive may result in atomic bombardment launched from an armada of rift-capable dreadnoughts.
    D)...that you are a mere traveler from an alternative universe. You were just exploring and mean them no harm.
    E)...that you are a smuggler and can supply them with advanced technology from Atlantis.
    F)...that you are a smuggler who wants to sell them technology. Also you will tell them of the titans, chimeras and the neural probe.
    G)...everything. From how you ended up stuck in a different parallel to how you encountered the titans and their shipwreck. Oh and that you can sell them technology.

    Vote now.
     
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  23. Kz3r0 Arcane

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    E)...that you are a smuggler and can supply them with advanced technology from Atlantis.
     
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  24. skuphundaku Economic devastator, Mk. 11 Patron

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    I think E) or F) are the best options available. The "wants to sell them technology" in F) may make us sound more helpful than E)'s "can supply technology". However, starting to add info about titans, chimeras and neural probes may make us sound like a deranged lunatic, thus making them less likely to take us seriously. So, unless some extra info is provided, I'll have to agree with Kz3r0 and go with E).

    Edit: Onega is right: the Nazis may become very interested when they hear "neural probe" and "Ubermensch titan" so I'm flip-flopping from E) to F).
     
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