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  1. You know what i'd be up for this. I'll even take the challenge of using one of your characters, sign me up to play an athelete. If I catch you in chat today I'll describe the genesis of a background and see if it works.
  2. can I make the case of starting with essence 3? I believe everyone's planning to start with it, can we please not have to waste points on it?
  3. guess I'm up for a second dawn caste. I don't really care to play anything else.
  4. It isn't you. I've enjoyed every game of yours I've played in. sad fact of the matter is the playerbase has shrunk drastically on this site, and when RL smacks players, it can have effects across nearly every game. Generally, my experience over the last 11.5 years here is that if people ain't havin fun, they're gonna tell you. RL smacking players has killed more games on this site than anything else out there. Granted my own opinion may not matter so much, as I'm not playing in this game, but I have always enjoyed your games.
  5. 1. Pre-Dark Age Battletech/Mechwarrior Some authors are better than others, personal favorites are James D. Long, Michael A. Stackpole (Warrior and blood of Kerensky trilogies are must reads of the whole series) 2. Robotech series by Jack McKinney first 6 books (macross saga) are the best, and end of the circle, the grand finale. the rest gets abit preachy. 3. Halo- Yes based on the video games, but I admit freely I hate the games, but love the world and story. I don't bring the books to work simply because I find them extremely hard to put down if I've not read them before.
  6. Ayato looked to his teammates and then to Bates. "I had little success initially, and admit I agreed to help the only local who seemingly took interest in me. This lead to an incident in a bar and gambling hall, but if the intel is genuine, worth the backlash. The local witnessed some Belkins posing as Farmers looking for Atlantis, and even provided their gate code." ,, "They were even kind enough to provide the Gate code in hardcopy. Afterwards, I was asked by her if she and the sibling I rescued could be taken with us, as they're likely going to be in trouble after the incident that I escalated. I explained that the call wasn't mine, but I'd at least ask you if such a thing would be possible." ,, The entire time he spoke he kept his voice low enough so only those within the team could hear.
  7. Ayato looked at the two youths. I have to go and meet my comrades. I'll explain your situation, and with luck I can get you abit better reward than not getting broken by those two thugs. Do you have someplace near the gate where you can stay without difficulty?" ,, He looked around having put the radio away, and began walking back to the gate, the three of them a dingy trio few would ever give another notice. They drew near to the bar, as the two had yet to tell him anything. They could wait outside, he doubted they'd be allowed inside.
  8. Ayato nodded. "I will ask my boss. It is his call, but when this checks out." He held up the paper, "He may be more inclined to help you both out." He believe it was correct, and his words showed now doubt, then Bates sent out his own communication. "Speaking of.." ,, He made sure no one else was nearby, then pulled the radio out. "I have two indigs with eyewitness intel. A slight mess was made. Where do you want to rendevous?"
  9. Ayato didn't spin around like people always do in movies, instead he turned slowly, his eyes narrowing as he looked at Conn, then his sister. He knew what she meant, and more than that he knew that the information she just shared would be gold for his own commander. He'd almost written this off as a pointless sideline to his mission, but this little girl could hand him the whole enchilada. Talk about a reversal. Still he knew she was far smarter than she let on, and likely if he were to enthusiastic, she'd ask for more. In truth she had little left to lose.. ,, "Can you give it to me, and tell me where I can find them?" he smiled. If she proved unwilling then he'd leave, just the fact he now knew what to look for was a start, but if she'd give him the gate code, well so much the better. His time would be well spent, helping them out. "No need to say it." he produced a small notepad and pen for writing, and offered it to her. "You can write it if you don't wish to say it.'
  10. "Stay out of trouble. We just made some enemies in there, and I will not always be around." He offered them a faint smile. "I'm glad I could help, but now I need to be going, I have my own business here." ,, ,, He looked at them, and nodded. "Have you overheard anyone searching out Athosians in particular?"
  11. The push might have worked on some other man, but Ayato was out of time, and patience. he didn't budge when the larger man showed him, it was as though the man had hit a steel wall. The surprise barely registered on his face before Ayato's fist slammed into his jaw. There was a sickening crunch as bone shattered under the impact. His eyes rolled back in his head even as he crumpled to the floor. The other man released Conn, looking to deal with the immediate threat, swinging a wild punch which was seemingly effortlessly dodged as a rapid succession of three strikes hit his chest, cracking ribs and causing massive bruising. he lashed out but pain slowed him, even as another succession of blows rained on his shoulders, the last hitting him in the left temple, dropping him to the floor. ,, Ayato turned to D'bwub. "They'll live, but need medical attention. Let's end it there, my patience is at an end, as is what mercy I possess." There was an icy tone to his voice, his hands moving to his sides, where his knives were stored, knowing he would have to be on guard, and much faster, now. Conn was now behind him, and he began backing away slowly, towards the exit.
  12. "Yes, I think that, because it's what I have already been paid to do." He held the man's gaze with his own unwavering one. "I have been duly employed to retrieve this boy, and you'll find I am exceptionally honorbound to my contract." Careful ,, "Now, I realize he owes you money, but it isn't so hard to find him, and once I've concluded my contract he'll be in one peace, and able to repay you. Allow me to take him now peaceably, and perhaps I could be persuaded to return him." ,, He was playing up the mercenary angle to the hilt. "After all, I was only paid to retrieve him. Among my people only the contract matters."
  13. "If he's to be escorted out, allow me, it is why I am here. One way or another, he will come with me." The quiet unassuming man spoke in a tone that any who knew hard combat would recognize as one more than prepared to back their words with force. He was intensely aware of his surroundings expecting an attack at his words, his whole body coiled tight like a spring prepared to strike hard and fast. ,, So much for incognito. I hope the others are doing better than I. ,, He waited for D'bwud's response, or more expectedly, the response of his two meathead legbreakers.
  14. Ayato nodded, resignation on his face. He could already tell the boy was done for. Still he had hope that whatever the rules of the game, the boy could pull a win, if only because taking him by force would cause a scene he wished to avoid. ,, He leaned over to the boys' left ear. "She's very worried about you, so finish this now so I can take you to her, or let her know how you meet your end." ,, Maybe the kid could win, he'd been holding out for higher stakes, but now it was the last play. If it failed, he'd have to pay, because as it stands,Ayato looked at those around him, and wondered just how far he'd get having to disable them all non-fatally. ,, His mask of impassivity dropped back into place, knowing that this was liable to go bad quickly. Whatever happens, happens, now. Make your play. It seemed he was speaking to everyone there, the fates, and himself, knowing nothing of what went on with the others on this mission A small portion wondered if they too had been so sidetracked by happenstance. Surely at least one of us is responsible.
  15. Ayato made his way to the young man, and laid a hand on his shoulder. "Come with me friend. There's someone who requests your presence, immediately." His tone was clipped, and he didn't look particularly intimidating but his grip was strong, like a steel vise, and his dark scowl showed compliance was the only correct response. ,, His other hand was down at his side, seemingly at ease, but his entire body was wound tight. He wanted this over with as soon as possible.
  16. With her description given, he nodded, and set off into the sooka bar. he had no idea what he was getting into here, and resolved to get out quickly. This was not part of the mission, and more and more felt like a trap. ,, He began scanning the crowds for a young man who looked like she did, out of his depth in this place, and found himself wishing more that he'd not chosen this route. the child had picked him out, they could easily see what adults blinded themselves to.
  17. It's a setup. That thought plagued Ayato's thoughts, though his features remained impassive. Still the soldier in him wouldn't allow him to ignore a child. "Show me where he's gone, and remain outside, nearby, out of sight, until I return. I will need a description of your brother, If I am to find him and bring him out to you in one piece." He looked at her coolly. This was arguably a very bad idea, but there was nothing against it. he was liable to be taken for a ride, but he was confident he could handle what he would need to. ,, He waited for her to do as he asked, Information was ammunition in all situations, and he wanted as much as he could get.
  18. For Ayato, there was a moment where he thought this was all part of a trap. He knelt down, so that he was eye level, and pulled a hankerchief from one of his pockets, "And what makes you cry, little one? You really shouldn't be on a world such as this." ,, He was still very on guard, especially now, not trusting anything really in this alien world.
  19. Ayato was showing once more how much of a wallflower he was. He looked nondescript, completely plain compared to the others and used that to simply blend in. He offered a thin smiled to those around, a calm nod, but not much more. He wasn't a partier, acting like one was totally alien to him, more so than those surrounding him. He let the crowd envelop him calmly, a single island of peace and clarity amongst the ocean of debauchery.
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