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Moderated Freeform / Re: The Silk Road Act 1: Old Cairo
« Last post by EchoMirage on January 05, 2018, 09:36:24 AM »
"Well, who else is interested beside us and the wastelanders? We might be able to play them off against each other. As for allies, they usually want something in return, and with our friend Ellington claiming the slut-synths and weaponry, there may not be enough to go around. A shame, those guns - I can imagine a few people who would fry well on the business end of an arco laser. More than a few people. Actually, quite many, tantalising throngs of deserving targets. I am very imaginative, you know. A veritable visionary, vacated to these vistas by the vagaries of fate, or fortune" Blue mused in a rapid cadence, the first syllable of words emphasised, then laughing with a hint of self-deprecation.

"While we wait for our ride to arrive and for your ideas on other claimants to our prize to coalesce, wager please a few words on yourself? What is there to Jerome but this rugged, reassuring countenance?"
Moderated Freeform / Re: The Silk Road Act 1: Old Cairo
« Last post by valadaar on January 04, 2018, 11:44:51 AM »
When the coffee arrived, and the wait staff departed, Jerome brought up his map.

"Salt pan. Most likely landing place.    These wastelanders here are a tough nut, so we'll need to give em a wide berth.  Even odds they saw the craft came down and might already be there.  This one is gonna be rough."

This contract was smelling worse and worse.  It was beyond saying there was a lot more to this then some sexbots and drugs. 
OOC, Starters and Questions / Re: The Silk Road OOC Chat
« Last post by EchoMirage on January 03, 2018, 02:35:43 AM »
I think Jerome should now react to the new info :)
Fields of Challenge / Monthly Citadel Challenge?
« Last post by Scrasamax on January 02, 2018, 04:55:25 PM »
We used to do quests, and they got a lot of attention. Maybe instead of doing a single specific quest we could do a monthly challenge that uses a common theme, or like Dragonlordmax's freetext of the week uses a collection of specific freetexts?

I want to see some activity here, and I don't have much of a writer's circle to recruit from, most of my friends list is horse people.

I was thinking that for January we could run a winter theme, and maybe have double XP for the month on winter related submissions?

Citadel Tavern / DECEMBER 2017 HIGHLIGHTS
« Last post by Kevin Cook on January 01, 2018, 03:16:12 PM »
If you are not interested in new or rare dice that were added to the worlds largest collection of dice this month ... Please ignore this post

Click on the Artisan Dice Tellus D6 above to see the highlights of dice added in November 2017 

Moderated Freeform / Re: The Silk Road Act 1: Old Cairo
« Last post by Scrasamax on January 01, 2018, 09:10:39 AM »
Jerome's contacts are able to give him some sat shots, but they aren't recent. His contacts tell him that AtFed security is elevated, and hacking a cam-sat is out of the question right now, unless he was willing to part with some serious currency, more than the mission was worth levels of currency. They do give him the heads up that despite all the heat on cyberops in the area, the Feds don't have any ships or aircraft in the area.

The sat shots he does get show a salt pan in the approximate area where the shuttle went down, which would have been a temping landing spot for a damaged vehicle.

There is also a wastelander campsite in the area, and they might want to avoid that, 20-30 strong, with a pair of mag-rail buses and unknown weaponry
Moderated Freeform / Re: The Silk Road Act 1: Old Cairo
« Last post by valadaar on December 31, 2017, 10:56:29 PM »
Jerome took his seat with .. her? Guess he'd leave out the pronouns for now.

"Sounds good. Have to see if we can get something to put on it.  I expect we won't be the only searchers. Doubt we got an exclusive 'contract'."

He would also check if his contacts could get the sat shots of the area he asked for. He hated going in blind, and always wanted a second opinion.

Moderated Freeform / Re: The Silk Road Act 1: Old Cairo
« Last post by EchoMirage on December 31, 2017, 06:51:23 AM »
"Aziz, habibi, your transporter is exactly what we need, yes. Standard rate, I break it, I buy it, yes, you have seven children and should I die, Hassan will reimburse you, he owes me."
Blue has changed, from the gaudy dress into comfortable combat fatigues in desert camouflage, revealing a decidedly feminine figure, and a sizeable rack of horns. A duffel bag at the side, a pistol by the hip, and a padded rifle case over the shoulder, with various tools and pouches at the hip, the neo-ethnic looked far more professional than before.
"I've ordered us an eight-wheeler, decommissioned military vehicle, no guns but good cargo capacity, some light plating, handles terrain perfectly. Has those huge tires that never go flat. And a coffee. Two. I've ordered those as well. Not decommissioned, not military, just coffee."
You've never had a friend like me!
Shut up.
Moderated Freeform / Re: The Silk Road Act 1: Old Cairo
« Last post by valadaar on December 30, 2017, 12:35:52 PM »
Jerome left as well, his robot following in his wake as he went.

A few messages outgoing and Jerome headed for the coffee shop Blue mentioned.  He swapped his assault rifle for a cut-down smg from the robot's inventory. Hyperpnumatic like his pistol. It would fit better under his clothing, and unlike the Bar, he was no longer interested in advertising.

He stepped into the shop.
Moderated Freeform / Re: The Silk Road Act 1: Old Cairo
« Last post by Scrasamax on December 29, 2017, 07:00:52 PM »
Blue was known to Jah, but it was his business to know such things. He patched the information through to Blue's handheld, what telemetry data they had on the cargo ship.

The data file contains: the last known location, approx 113 km south of Cairo Medina, about 15 km east of the Nile. It is a badlands area with rough rocky terrain and no sand dunes, as commonly depicted on media.

The cargo craft is a SkyMaster 1500, crew of three, 8 ton cargo capacity, with a list of the goods that are earmarked for Ellington, and a guess at the rest of the cargo, including pharmaceuticals, stolen weapons, personal data files, and various valuable goods that would be on a fencer shuttle.

Options for Leaving Cairo Medina

travel on foot - bad idea
Mag-rail hovercraft, likely a converted tour bus.
Nile barge
Hover bikes or strider units
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