- Oct 29, 2019
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“How do we get a hold of them or do we know where they are?”
[Map pending - you can see a low res map in the pic above]Ida heads to the Ikonian market intent on tracking down Kadrey and Anvil. Given the short distance she will walk and meet back with others later if they want to take the Rover elsewhere.
"And greetings good Sir. I'm sure I could, but would you be able to tell me where two gentlemen by the names of Kadrey and Anvil are to be found? If you can, I'd have to pay you a finders fee" she says with a slight smile."Greetings, good lady. Could you spare a credit or two for an unfortunate soul down on his luck?"
"Certainly, Madame. Why, I know Kadrey and Anvil as old friends. You can often find them around the market when they're not in the field. For a few credits I could surely take a message to one of them.""And greetings good Sir. I'm sure I could, but would you be able to tell me where two gentlemen by the names of Kadrey and Anvil are to be found? If you can, I'd have to pay you a finders fee" she says with a slight smile.
"How many credits to be lead directly to them Monsieur? I'm a bit wary of entering into a 'he-said she-said' messaging service, though of course I'm sure you'd make a fine go-between" she says this time with an outright smile."Certainly, Madame. Why, I know Kadrey and Anvil as old friends. You can often find them around the market when they're not in the field. For a few credits I could surely take a message to one of them."
"Why, I can take you to see Kadrey's stall. He may be there, although I haven't seen him this morning. No doubt we can find him or someone who can help you. As to my recompense, I'll be happy to leave that up to your largesse, madame.""How many credits to be lead directly to them Monsieur? I'm a bit wary of entering into a 'he-said she-said' messaging service, though of course I'm sure you'd make a fine go-between" she says this time with an outright smile.
You survey around the bystanders and notice that the altercation with Ida has attracted some attention. The locals appear to be a bit on edge for some reason and the woman mentioning Kadrey caused several of the people in the crowd - including a couple of nearby stallholders - to start watching. They look visibly nervous.Kal will follow along with Ida, polishing off the last of the bowl in his hands. Throwing into a nearby trash receptacle, he wipes his mouth down. He'll be stood close but not wanting to steal the thunder from Ida's interactions.
Fearful the bystanders might be eavesdroppers, she moves closer to the woman and speaks in a low voice.The woman says "Hey lady. What do you want with Kadrey?" She is obviously quite suspicious of you.
You notice one or two of the bystanders start to watch you.
You've driven to the university, picked up Kal and Will and returned while Ida peruses around the market."Hey, ya know I hate walking on dirt. Whenever you all are ready, we can move the car up to Ida in case stuff happens.
Steevo sits in the back of the car and starts poking around the news and such about the goings on at the starport and the hospital. If that doesn't turn a solid lead on Carr, he'll try hacking into the hospital record system.
You can't really get into the market as such as it has a fairly busy crowd of people. While you could drive the Rover in (vehicles can be driven in to pick up or drop off goods) it would attention. You can drive to the side of the road by the market and can see Ida from the car, although the crowd is dense enough that you can't really see all of the detail of what's going on. If Kal or Ida calls for help you can be there pretty quickly though.Twitch enjoys the mixture of stimulants and narcotics entering his system.
"Got it. I'll trail Ida." He pulls the car as close as he can to Ida.
Suspicion in the crowd. You can make a SWAY or CONSORT attempt to get Marta onside.Fearful the bystanders might be eavesdroppers, she moves closer to the woman and speaks in a low voice.
"It's about a mutual acquaintance. I fear he might be in a bit of trouble. I thought they should know"
Using SWAY, result with @Smith 's help is 1,6. See here.
Suspicion in the crowd
@Smith After putting on your best smouldering looks, Kal notices the beggar has disappeared. A little scanning and you see him walking quickly away through the crowd.Kal uses his most smouldering look to assure Marta that we mean business.
OOC: The drive to Nusantara is the better part of 1,000km. There isn't enough time to get there and back for this meeting. Even driving to Meridani and taking a shuttle to Nusantara is going to give you a couple of hours there at most, and that's assuming perfectly optimal timetables."Will we check out the Dumarest hotel?" Ida says to the others. "I'll return here if we're getting short on time"
“Well, if we have time to kill we could try Okon’s secure number. I don’t see how that draws any attention to us. Steevo, might be best if you handle the encryption. Probably something short and obscure like:
Hey, having a hard time getting a hold of you. We’re on planet looking for work. Let me know if you need anything?”
Will shifts about in the back of the car.
”I could stand to stretch my legs. We’ve been in this car all day, it’s like being under burn.“
The system returns an indicator that shows the message was successfully delivered to the local mailbox."Good idea"
Steevo sends a message to Okon. "Dirtside. A friend bailed on us. Looking for something to do or work on. Wanna meetup?"
As you walked away you could see the beggar walking out of the market. You could make him out crossing the A19 and hurrying down an alley on the other side of the road. He was taking something out of a pocket, but you couldn't see what.Returning to the rover, Kal scans the crowd for the beggar. "There's eyes in the crowd, that other gang might have some people trailing us now. We should probably stay mobile in the meantime."
OOC: See above for link to entry in OOC thread.Kal quickly reads the note, and thanks the kid with a nod and some cred chits. "We should just start driving now unless you want a confrontation. Some fella called 'Hubba' is looking into this matter, and we are inexorably involved in said matter. Can we just start moving before they find us?"
You start driving away. Make a HELM roll to pull into the traffic discreetly but quickly. The traffic around the market is quite heavy with lots of double-parked vehicles and pedestrians and motor scooters on the road. As they are looking for you about 30m away this is a DESPERATE roll with STANDARD effect. You can PUSH for an extra die at the expense of two stress. You could take a DEVILS BARGAIN, potentially barging something out of the way, which may bring HEAT onto you for reckless driving. Other party members could assist by shooing passersby out of the way, but would have to make their own way to a rendezvous point.Twitch starts driving away from the market. "Where to boys?"
What do you want to do in the meantime?"Well we've the meeting tonight, will we just wait for that and head to the hotel tomorrow morning?"
Made by Hubba's goons (note the clock went backward).Twitch is going to PUSH (-2 stress) himself through the drugs he's just ingested to focus and try to drive quickly and nonchalantly through the busy streets.
(Dice roll 6,6,5 bit of overkill)
He pulls away gliding through the streets with ease. The stimulants keep his reflexes on the razors edge
You don't get far with the records - they don't appear to have an online connection to the public network. You can attempt a SWAY roll to get some information from reception. This is a RISKY roll with STANDARD effect. You can PUSH for another die.Now that they are out of immediate trouble, Steevo is going to start hacking into the starport hospital's records to to see if their contact is there and if they're alive. If he can't hack it, he'll call and try social engineering, pretending to be a brother who just got to the planet and heard he might have been in an accident.
On the authorities' radar - this incident is likely to get reported if Lar Correia is under a police guard.ooc: add a push.
Steevo tries to get through his dislike of phone conversations to make a call to the hospital. Hopefully, his anxiety bleeds into the call and is read as concern.
"Hi, um, can you help me? I landed yesterday and can't find my brother. Lar. He isn't returning my calls. He usually calls me as soon as I land.We always meet at the Dumarest Hotel. The hotel was acting weird. I tried the news as a last resort. I found out there was some kind of violence at the hotel. That must be why they were weird. The news showed my brother's car. Well, I think it's his car. Please tell me my brother is ok. Oh, our last name is Correia. Can you connect me to him? Please and thank you."
die roll: 3,4