Overkill

Overkill Session 10 (2/21)

  • The Team Arives at May Day Field and visits the Sheriff after settling in Kringle
  • The Sheriff intrduces the team to the town Doc known as Hunter
  • Hunter Helps Beef (aka BMW) get kringle settled into the “town clinic”, its a poorly stocked medical facility, but for being a tin can in the middle of the jungle its not bad.
  • Slowpitch (aka Dredger) visits the HQ and asks them to attempt to broadcast and contact their friend split who is further in country west.
  • The team gets a hold of Doc Headshot (aka Splint) and plan on meeting him 1/2 between each other
  • Chuckles rigs a tranport truck to drive them out there. Rivert takes the lead in her T-34 tank named rupert
  • They meet up with Splint in the jungle and he easily restores kringle to health It will still take a few days
  • Afterward they follow Rivet and Rupert back to May Day field
  • Over the next few days the team begins assessing their situation at the field in their own special ways

Comments

How many times have i clashed swords with an opponant? How many punches or kickes have i thrown? How many bullets have been shot in my direction? How many leaves are on a cherry tree? Whether I spent my life contemplating each opponant or each leaf, it would be a well lived life. However, i have never battled a creature such as a Ravar. A beast of the jungle, a warrior of tooth and claw, a vigil of honor. The stories i hear from Hunter and the others send tingles down my spine. This past week Ive become all but consumed with the thoughts of challenging a Ravar. Conversations are distant and muffled. Food seems to be tasteless. The heat, the bugs, the smugglers…all have faded away from me as i pace the fence line day after day. I dont just wait to leave. I prepare. I meditate each morning and night to hone the blade that is my mind. I practice my kata each day to hone the blade that is my body. Ravar…in you i find life, death, eternity, serenity, and destiny.

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One week in already. Seems like this job is easier than I suspected, given the location we were tasked with. From what Sheriff Jackson has told us, Mayday Field doesn’t get bothered. It would be bad for business, since this place is a hub for smuggling and resources to be brought it. If anything, I would describe it as neutral ground within Gansu. Mayday Field probably has much better conditions than most locations the others are at, especially after meeting up with Splint and hearing how his teams situation is going. Hopefully they don’t run into much trouble out west. We lucked out in getting in touch with him so quickly! He really came through and worked wonders on Kringle! I’ll have to do him a favor or two once we get back to our regular stomping ground.

Doing rounds a few times each day, trying to figure out a way to make additions to the limited ground security for this area. Sheriff Jackson seems pretty laid back when it comes to us being here, and is actually pretty helpful. Why can’t most people we work with be as cooperative?! I can’t say the same for his daughter though…I wanted to smack her into next week. BUT! She does seem useful and pretty damn smart. I mean, she fixed up a tank for crying out loud! And modded the shit out of it, which is stupidly impressive. Sad to say it, but I assume her mother is dead. Jackson doesn’t seem like a guy who would leave a woman, the mother of his child, behind. That probably doesn’t help Rivet’s attitude much. Still…she frustrates the fuck out of me! Just learn to walk away, and take deep breaths.

Chuckles is working on a still for alcohol, and I have no idea how he pulled it off but it is working. And since we didn’t bring much to trade or give away, this will become an excellent bartering tool! Definitely will be useful in the future.

Going to request some satellite imagery from Combat Inc. of the northern region. I’m not optimistic, but it’s worth a shot. Maybe they’ll be lenient because us Runners are doing a big favor for them by watching their shit. Hunter seems like he’ll be a big help! Although…perhaps a bit gung ho for ravar hunting. This cylinder might be a problem to extract from the jungle, but I’m sure we’ll figure something out. I would like to get a long range radio installed in the truck, or to be man portable so we can bring that up north with us to communicate back to Mayday Field and the stay back of our team. Chuckles I’m sure could rig something if we aren’t able to obtain it by conventional means. We’re going to also try and charter a chopper flight to scout the northern region, get some eyes on recon. It’ll fill in any gaps of the satellite imagery if that request goes through. Then week 3 we head out. Until then, I’m going to try my damnedest to improve ground security of this place. Don’t exactly have a lot of resources to work with, but I don’t want to leave Chuckles and Kringle with a shitty situation. Time to do my rounds again.

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OOC:
Found rules for distilling alcohol! Page 132 of the Core book, it is under Chemistry. I was looking up rules for climbing, figuring that will be a necessary skill for the trip up north and stumbled across the Chemistry table and wanted to read up on it. So…there we go.

Page 137 is also the Survival and Swimming tables, which might be needed later as well if anyone wants to look at those.

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We will be using those rules on page 132.

Chuckles has “Knowledge: Chemistry” as opposed to the actual Chemistry skill. Yes, there is a difference since Knowledge skills and normal skills pul from different pools at character creation. I can see this more as book knowledge vs. application knowledge.

I am going to revoke the bonus skill I gave chuckles last night. I will let you move your skills around if you want to put points into the actual Chemistry skill, then I will give you a free Specialization in alcholol distilling.

Also, everyone gets 4 Karma for last night. Dredge and Tenryu get a bonus 1 for focusing on helping with defence, Chuckles gets a bonus 1 for thinking of making the stille, and BMW gets a bonus for her interactions with Hunter, The SHeriff and Rivet.

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I would like to speak with Hunter about the Ravar. specifically, how he hunts them and any tips on what to expect when fighting one. my intention becomes clear that i want to challenge a Ravar to a duel. strengths, weaknesses, do they fight with any tactics or do they just pounce and pound, etc…any stories from witnesses or first hand accounts would be beneficial.

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I spent 4 karma on getting a 1 in Chemistry. Thanks for the free Specialization in “Booze”.

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Items for Players to think about for next Session:

Dredger:

  • May Day Field Defense Improvement
  • You are able to Contact Combat Inc and request Satalite images of the northern region, it will take a few days to get you info. It will be sent to the May Field Com center
  • Install Long Range Radio on transport truck
  • Figure out how to get the cyclinder into the truck

Chuckles:

  • Using the Page 132 rules make alcohol, you have 1 weeks worth of dice checks to make

Tenryu:

  • Speak with Hunter About the Ravar (I am writing this as we speak), he is very open to share what he knows. He tells the story on Prologue 5 (a shaman passed through and used magic to speak with the dead on about how they died)

BMW:

  • Tries to remedy relations with Rivet but has a hard time, she wants to have chuckles possibly find something from the crap pile to give her. Chuckles needs to do a roll to see what he finds.
  • BMW begins socializing with everyone at the field to get on there good side.
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Dredger is going to send the request and coordinates for the intended route of travel and the facility area where the cylinder object is located at, along with surrounding areas. If they are able to get even more in depth with a thermal scan or other forms of imagery other than the typical “human eye point of view,” that would be great. The more advanced the better.

(OOC: Intended purpose is to map out possible heat sources of Ravar that could be in the area, and if so if some are in large groups)

When it comes to May Day Field Defense Improvement, I want to try to get Chuckles (or if Sheriff Jackson knows of any mechanically inclined people) who can help rig some stuff up. Get some more advanced lighting systems established that can be activated via trip wire. Or perhaps a basic sensor system that measures vibration that can key off a notification system. Is essence, it would be rigged to the already existing fence. If someone damages the fence or try’s to climb it, the amount of force would vibrate and disrupt some kind of electrical connection, therefore setting off a device. The device could be something as simple as a certain light rigged to the system to flicker when the vibrations disturb the connection on the fence, therefore notifying anyone within proximity of the light. Just have it set up in our “base of operations” office. To make it easier to know what section of fence is being disturbed, we could have four separate systems to match with cardinal directions. Four separate light bulbs in the office that are labeled appropriately. If someone decides to get fancy and cut our wires, then would it be possible for that to somehow…make the light bulb stay on? I can come up with plenty of concepts here people, but the know how is what I lack. I’m listing basic ideas because we only have the basics to work with.

The main purpose is to protect the Combat Inc. gear, so we should get even a inner perimeter defense established on the motor pool of vehicles. Ideas at all? No Chuckles, nothing that will damage the vehicles like making them blow up if someone tries to start them. Sorry bud. But even just a redundant plan of another tripwire, but with flares this time. That way we don’t get a light flashing and we aren’t sure if it is outer or inner perimeter. We’ll know then where to start our search. Please, by all means if you have more ideas I am willing to hear them.

FAR FETCHED! If we can find any sort of video surveillance to hookup, that would be ideal. But we are by no means in an ideal sort of area. Chuckles, I will dig through that scrap heap of a dump with you if you can tell me what to look for. Would Kringle mind helping?

Now for the truck we’ll be using. More work for ya Chuckles, unless I can conscript some help with Sheriff Jackson. We need to see what radio system is in it right now, if any. I’m sure I can figure out what kind of radio system they use if it is anything typical army radios (OOC: Professional Knowledge Military, Army-2) and could give an estimate of it’s range. A normal radio, when put into a vehicle, can just get a power amp installed and drastically boost the range of it. Just need the appropriate amp and adaptable cables. If there is NO RADIO…well, we find one and repeat all those steps. Savvy? Let me tell ya…those Combat Inc. helicopters will almost for sure have a radio in them. We can’t take the vehicle…but what about what’s inside?

For this giant fucking cylinder in the woods. That may or may not be an issue. We could luck out and find something perfect at this broken down facility it is located at. That’s if the stars align and the gods smile on us, along with us all getting free dragon rides when this is all said and done. I would like to go up there with a plan as opposed to just fingers crossed. BMW can make things float, albeit it takes some out of her if the object is just too heavy. But with a combined effort of that asset AND some burly men doing some lifting, it can be done. Consider a giant stretcher, if you will. We could get this cylinder onto this stretcher and just carry it out. This will take effort and much needed breaks with snacks where we talk about our feelings. The stretcher could just be two poles made of decent, rigid material. Then we fashion the “main body” of the stretcher from a type of cloth or canvas. Durable material that can handle the weight and environment, so NOT just some bed sheets. Two man carry, or even four, and the magical lifting power of BMW and I say it could work. Wouldn’t take much to get it into the truck if I bring my climbing gear and we use a large tree branch from these readily available pulley systems that grew from the ground. Just toss the rope over a big enough branch, tie it around the cylinder, heft it up (with magic lifting to assist), get it high enough and back the truck up under it then lower it down. Not complicated at all, and doesn’t require mechanical tools that can fail in the wilderness, because we won’t have our friendly repairman with to fix anything if that happens.

Here is a side note. Is anyone curious about what this facility is at all? I mean, is it just a shack in the woods with a big hot water heater that we are collecting? Or could it be some big place with a lot to it? If that’s the case, would anyone feel inclined to delve into it and just see what we can see? Could be interesting and worth it if we come across anything worthwhile. Just an idea, I can see we have plenty on our plate as it is. Well, I’m going to go talk to Sheriff Jackson about anyone that can help with the mechanical side of things.

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Sounds like chuckles will be making some extended Industrial Mechanic and Automotive Mechanic skill tests, maybe even some demolithions skill checks if he is in the mood.

I bet chuckles could get some sort of hodge podge early warning system around the camp with some “Chuckle’s Style” engineering.

There is also going to be a sort of Smugglers Bazaar at the enf of this week (same time tat chopper is schedule to come in that you want to hire). I bet you guys could find some suppliers there, just make sure you have some compensation ready. Nuyen doesnt mean much out in the jungle.

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Fishing line, soup cans, and rocks. Consider it done

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One more thing, how many vehicles/drones are we guarding? If It’s like 4, I suggest we just bury them.

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Alright…I know I implied low-tech, but really?! I mean, it would work. Kind of. And I don’t know if Combat Inc would like if we decided to bury their assets. That’s just a guess though!

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Well, it took 2 full days to find the parts to make a still, we are talking Henry Ford level tech. If the group feels we need more protection then chuckles will work his magic.

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Odd as this may seem, I kind of agree with Chuckles on the burying. It is effective, and if we cover the units with tarps before we bury them in the dirt, it shouldn’t cause too much damage, right? I’ll defer to our resident mechanic regarding that particular bit of expertise, but logically it makes a lot of sense.

On a related note, there seems to be a lot of mechanical work to be done… and loathe as I am to say it, there is a rather talented mechanic already on site: Rivet. She has been a pain in the ass so far, but maybe we could coerce her to do some work for us. She only seems to care about that tank of hers (I include her Father in that calculation, btw) so maybe we could bribe her with some military grade armor plating or some other improvement for her tank. I’ll try to bring it up with Rivet. Dredger, could you talk to your woman at Combat Inc to see what it would cost once I determine Rivet’s interest?

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You guys are guarding about 3 dozen vehicles probably taking up an area the size of a football field. All of Combat Inc ground vehicles that could not be shipped out in time for the cease fire are here.

Most of the Vehicles are transports (large and Medium Trucks) some small light weight tactical fast attack trucks, a handful of armored vehicles and a few combat drones.

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I dont think you guys have the needed equipment to bury that much stuff. An Interesting Idea though.

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Yeah. So no burying. And I thought of Rivet, but she is snobby as can be. I welcome the help of course, but since she is so young that is why I pretty much just said we talk to Sheriff Jackson. He runs the place, and I don’t want to be dragging his people around without his approval. Wouldn’t want to overstep the kind welcome we have had so far.

I can see what Combat Inc would be willing to part with to be considered trade worthy for these folks. It could be junk/scrap to them, but for these people it could have a chance at value. I’ll even mention they have an old T-34 tank in working condition and see if they have any low tech (drive by wire system?) enhancements that they would part with.

What about that idea on the facility at all? I haven’t heard any mention of what people think of the trip there, the cylinder debacle, and getting back. Something else I considered with all of that. A contingency plan if it all goes to shit, vehicle breaks down, half of us are dead and in the belly of a Ravar, that cylinder is WAY to big to transport by conventional means, or we just simply are lost and can’t get back to the truck. Would people be against barricading ourselves in that facility, getting roof access and waiting for a chopper piloted by the Sheriff to show up? Yes, of course we would need to work out a way for him to rent yet ANOTHER helicopter. But let’s say this: We try to stay in contact with May Day Field as much as possible, checking in at least twice a day (0800 and 1600, respectively) and then also when any other significant events occur. This is standard operating procedure in the military, and I would like to keep our companions who are staying behind at May Day to know our progress. Second part: Yes, there will be an extended period of time of radio silence if we can’t bring that radio from the truck with us when we hike to the facility. SO! This was suggested to take no more than a week to do, round trip, right? At the end of Week 3, meaning we are gone for those 7 days and towards the end they still haven’t heard from us, they should assume we ran into trouble. In that case, the team at May Day finds a way to pay off (or promise) Sheriff Jackson so he can get a chopper and fly to the coordinates of the facility, do a fly by a few times and see if we are on the roof at all. We’ll hear the chopper, and we can signal him if we are alive. If we are dead, then I guess we won’t have to worry about it and the team at May Day Field will attend some closed casket funerals later for us. Yes? No? Other ideas?

I just don’t want to be left high and dry up in the thickest shit storm of the jungle without SOME comforting thought that people might look for us later.

And again, I’ll hit up Captain Develyn about getting imagery AND some scrap for these folks. Granted…the people at May Day Field will have to take us (and Combat Inc) at our word that those supplies (if approved) will be coming. They might not like waiting for goods that have a chance of not showing. Just to keep in mind when negotiating. But I do like the idea of helping them out. They seem like a decent bunch.

Wait…I wonder if satellite imagery that maps out the area of Gansu could be worth anything. You know, to barter with. These locals all might have maps, but who knows how old they might be. Up to date intelligence of the terrain would be quite useful. May Day Field could then get it, and use for “currency” towards other locals. Selling off bits and pieces of it to people who want it. (of course, keeping the solid copy on their systems at all times. Don’t give it all away, or you lose the monopoly) BMW, can you ask them if that would be worth something to them? Food for thought!

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Speaking with Sheriff Jackson you guys find he is not overly interested in standard Photos of the Gansu area as they already have access to them. What they lack is IR photos, x-ray or highly advanced vision system photos that can see through the tree canopy.

Your Combat Inc contact is seeing what she can throw togather beyond a standard google map photo.

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Combat Inc left some helicopters, right? I don’t care if we have to do it Chuckles style, we should get one ready to run as our Ace in the Hole if everything else falls through. I’d much rather remove the mystery cylinder ourselves, but I agree that it seems very possible that we could get ourselves trapped up there with no better way to get home.

Also, Tenryu might be interested in fighting with Ravar, but I’m not. Not at all.

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I do not agree on using the Combat Inc helicopters. They are combat oriented, and if anyone sees them flying (and I’m sure people will) then we are fucked. I do not want to be the ones to have broken the cease fire agreement (doesn’t mean we have to shoot), and then have Combat Inc be in trouble for something we did. We won’t get that huge gun for our boat, let alone a ride back there from Combat Inc if we fuck them over. Civilian air craft only.

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The Ravar fight…..well, the “small” ones seems like a fight he might be able to win. I say again, MIGHT. It’ll be a boxing match to begin with anyways, but I don’t think Tenryu wants to just get knocked out then back away. He kind of wants to kill one…then he wants to get its head mounted on the wall of our house. In the hallway for all visitors to see. Hmm…that sounds pretty cool. I’m willing to risk his life for that! Please note, this is dripping with sarcasm.

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There is 1 Helicopter in the bunch. Dredger identifies it as a Messerschmitt-Kawasaki
Habicht Attack Helicopter (War!, Page 170) , however its been fully disarmed. It only holds 2 people, 3 if someone sits on the co-pilots lap and 5 if 2 people hang on to the landing skids on each side.

“Also, Tenryu might be interested in fighting with Ravar, but I’m not. Not at all.”
- This made me laugh openly

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Disarmed chopper? Check. Well…Like you said, Beamer. Ace in the Hole. This is a very last resort kind of ordeal. This is much more expensive than truck we’ll be using, so if it gets damaged in any way that will come out of our ass. But I suppose I would rather be alive than getting docked a few nuyen. If it was armed I would say absolutely not. Disarmed changes that only slightly for me.

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We’re in agreement then.

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Would it be difficult to obscure the registration numbers and combat inc logo? I don’t want to break the cease fire either.

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I may have a death wish, but i am no fool. …no comments dredger… These large, soldier-like, Ravar are not the thing i wish to fight. unless anyone is up for putting together a hunting party… anyway, my focus is on a normal ravar. i believe this is a chance to truly test my skills. and if it comes down to it, i prefer that no one intervene. I know my hand is hired and these jobs are priority. but if even a remote opportunity presents itself, i will challenge one of these beasts, and i cant promise to yield if it gets the upper hand.

wait, did someone say they wanted to bury all this equipment? shakes head and walks away

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Chuckles is making something like [[African Waregi]]:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL3UHF5SlEU .

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I am afraid if all Chuckles does is make moonshine he will most likely turn into Popcorn Sutton and not want to leave.

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“Kind of isn’t a Vice party until something dies.”

This is entertaining!

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I was thinking you’d make something more like this:

Lao Lao

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OMG, chuckles gets more and more Hillbilly everyday… I love it!!!

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Here’s a list if you’d just like to see what’s out there.

Moonshine by country.

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I have had Rakia from Bulgari and Slivovice (pronouced Sliv-O-Vitz)… brutal stuff man… BRU-TAL!!! Upon the birth of a daughter the father takes Plums apricots sugar and water in a bottle and throws it under his front step making slivovice as it fermets over years and years. When the daughter gets married they pull the bottle out and drink it at the wedding. Promptly killing the father and the new husband as they down the equavalent to brake cleaner. Rakia is not much better.

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Well now I am scared! Is that really orange juice you bring over all the time to role playing, Ryan? IS IT?!

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Ooooooh, Stars above!—

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