Amber nods in reply as she surveys the situation. Small miracle that the patch job has held up as well as it has with the time I had. “Keep me informed on the structural integrity of your EBA." She taps her rifle. "I am ready for any that get through the security bots.”Phinneas_Graves wrote: ↑Tue Mar 14, 2023 2:33 pm When Amber lands and puts Phinneas down, he taps the weld where his left arm used to be. "Seems to be holding Boss." He looks down for a second, "How you holding up in there Boom Boom?" He stares blankly at Amber for a second and then laughs a little. "Shit. Sorry. Still feel the arm a little..." He then gives her a thumbs up with his right arm.
"It's a good thing we left when we did. All of those security mechs would probably have done us all in. I guess the explosions were them fighting the crawlers." He turns to look back at where they just left and says to the group "We DO have a problem however. I saw some of those crawler bot things got out of the area before security showed up and it looks like they have our scent. I don't know how much time we have before they get here."
You Crazy bastard. Those will do nicely! “I could put those missiles to good use, Phinneas, but it will have to wait until we have some more time and are somewhere safe that I can get them loaded.”Phinneas_Graves wrote: ↑Tue Mar 14, 2023 2:33 pm He removes his backpack, opens it up and offers out "If anybody wants, I have 5 plasma missiles here that we can reload the power armors with. Better make it quick though."
Amber cringes a little as she hears the Kreeghor way of interrogation. “Yes, that is precisely the type of questioning I do not condone. But your description may be graphic enough to encourage his cooperation.”Praxis Vek wrote: ↑Wed Mar 15, 2023 2:13 pm "Kreeghor used to remove bones beginning at the fingers and toes keeping them alive until they talked or until there was just a skin sack with muscles and organs in it. Furthest I saw anyone hold out for was when they were just a torso with floppy limbs. I don't think we have much time. He doesn't seem to be scared of dying. Pain threshold can take a while to find. If we don't have truth serum, may be time to open negotiations."
Amber smiles behind her faceplate. "No thanks needed, Susan. I know you would have done the same for me if the situation had been reversed."Susan Lee wrote: ↑Wed Mar 15, 2023 10:48 pm When they're set down by their leader and taxi driver, Susan salutes Amber and grabs her hand. "Commander, thank you for saving my life from the threat of your own vision. I will see if I can apply any kind of truth drugs but they... uh... don't pierce armor usually."
I can see a certain appeal in that plan, but I don’t think it will be that easy. Amber changes to a private channel to reply to Susan. “If only it was that simple, Susan. I doubt Reka will trust us by the company we have with us. I can try to reach out to him telepathically like I did with R71 and see if I can get him on our side, but it will take some doing to overcome the suspicion he will have of us. Plus, I suspect he will have some more tricks up his sleeve when get to wherever he has the device stashed.”
By the Gods, I hate relying on Eight so much, but he is the only one that knows how this place works. Amber makes her decision. “Eight, can you find us a safe, hospitable place to hole up for a bit? We need to get inside and out of this radiation in order to question Reka. It may even allow things to settle down a bit out here.” She points back to where the explosions are still happening.
Once Eight locates a safe site to go to, she will grab Susan and Phinneas again and flies them to the location he finds for them to hunker down for a while to interrogate Reka (unless it is very close by).