The GIRLS night out went well into the night and even trespassed into the early morning hours. The GIRLS returned to their hanger somewhere between 1 and 2 AM in the morning, full of food and drink and ready to sleep the night away. The night passes without a hitch, most, if not all of the GIRLS sleep soundly as their long day of shopping and celebrating has finally ended. At least for the moment, the GIRLS find solace in resting without being under duress.Conditions wrote:Location: GIRLS Hanger, Merctown
Time/Date: 08:00:00 AM; December 29th, 111PA
Environmental Conditions: 33°F (0°C); Light rain overnight has left the air and ground damp with a strong enough breeze that it carries the cold outside into any open windows or doors. Cloud cover outside as far as the eye can see.
Some of the GIRLS are up earlier than others, be it morning meditation, some form of insomnia due to drugs or any number of reasons. Amber, being one of those who requires little to no sleep outside of her meditations, finds herself leaving her room at around 0630 in the morning. As she opens her door, she is met with a cold air from the rest of the hanger letting her know the outside is likely colder. Remembering their new android companion and her unease about it being with them, Amber feels the slight need to walk the hanger. This unease is not unfounded, if not wholly reinforced, for when she exits her room, she sees the android's silhouette standing in the open doorway to the Hanger and Hallway, almost eliciting a jump out of the lantean woman. The android turns its head and nods to her, acting as though it was waiting for any one of the GIRLS to exit.
"Good morning, Amber. The Creator wishes to speak to your team at 0800 local time. Please rouse your companions and properly nourish yourselves. I will be in the conference room." It says in a smooth and steady voice before turning and leaving the hallway before she even has a chance to really respond, its strides impressively silent. Amber can't be sure, but she could guess the Android has been standing for anywhere between 15 minutes to several hours. Feeling rather perturbed by the way it was just standing there when she exited her room, Amber can make the rounds and ensure everyone is awake, even going so far as to inform each of them about how creepy or odd the android was.
The GIRLS have about an hour and a half to get ready, eat, shower and do whatever they need to do before the predetermined time of their new employer. Looking around the hanger, as some may be paranoid enough to do so, shows nothing has been moved in the slightest. Something odd the GIRLS do notice is that the window their former quarry had broken through earlier has been patched with cardboard and tape. Nothing fancy, but it seems the android at least sealed the window overnight or perhaps while they were out eating.
When the GIRLS make their way to the conference room at around 0800, they find the Android standing in an at ease position at one of the ends of the table. It doesn't acknowledge them as they enter, even if it is greeted, as if on standby. When the last person takes their seat, it shifts from its position and stands fully upright. Everyone can see its left eye flash blue several times before solidifying in a blue hue as it projects the image of the True Naruni onto the center of the table.
"Good morning, ladies. I do hope you had a pleasant night, and I am looking forward to continuing our talks about our contract and expectations." He begins. "First, I will explain what I am going to do for you. Each mission I provide you will have a completion payout of 8 million; that is one million to each of you and one to your slush fund. In addition to that, certain tasks may have bonuses to them depending on how successful you are. I will not cut into the initial payout amount, that is a guarantee upon completion." He begins, and he can be seen reclining in a chair as his image rotates. "Secondly, I have already begun filtering your names to a few contacts of mine discretely, who, when able, will provide additional job opportunities outside of my own interests. My interests must take priority, but I understand that they need not always be the priority. These opportunities will increase as your tenure with me increases." The Naruni pauses for a moment and nods his head before adding. "That being said, understand this. I am a generous employer and a ruthless enemy. Please do not make me your enemy; so long as you maintain my interests, you will have free reign to do what you wish." The Naruni adds.
"Now, I do have a couple different interests that need attention, in no particular order. First and foremost, the Uteni that initially contracted the one you knew as Harkin must be found and brought to me; alive, preferably. He is a former employee who attempted to steal my designs and market them for his own benefit. Theft of intellectual property is a capital crime in my organization, and generally frowned upon everywhere within the Megaverse. Eight can give you all the information I have on him; I understand that his capture may take time but he must be captured soon. Right now, I do believe he is located within the greater region of North America, close by your current city." The Naruni states. "The second point of interest; I have a lab located in another part of your planet. Formerly known as South America, I believe. It has gone silent and was conducting essential research. Right now, your group is in a better position than I am to investigate. I can help arrange transportation should you require it, I understand it to be far for you. This must be investigated soon as well, and may well have something to do with my former employee." The Naruni finishes.
He'll wait a moment for everyone to process what he has said and can be seen clasping his palms together. "Eight will accompany you to the facility as it possesses codes required to access it. It is also an adept combat model and can be directed in combat with a high degree of efficiency; it can go into further detail on it's abilities." The Naruni briefly explains regarding the android before adding "If there are any thoughts or questions, speak now. I am not always available."
GM Note: You are encouraged to describe your return from the restaurant, your morning after and then the response to the rest of this post.