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On 12/6/2018 at 9:15 PM, Strider said:

"Nothing like the good old city grime to make a place familiar. And yeah, Navin, can't say I've heard of the other two, but I've ain't ever been much of a geography nut." Liliya murmured her response, giving the place a look around.

 

"We going out to the main street Solomon? How're they gonna take to our. . . diversity of appearances?"

Solomon shrugged and took a couple of steps towards the exit after he heard Liliya's question, "Honestly, Mar stands out a lot more than the rest of us over here, he's the only one who bothered to put on a suit after all, and besides, most people in Seattle has learned to ignore anything that isn't obviously their problem, no one's going to risk their life by being the hero who called lone star on some oddly dressed and heavily armed career criminals....especially with how much they charge.." He peeked his head out of the alley for a moment to try and get his bearings before he set off towards the east, "And yeah Friedhold has it right, we should get moving before some thrill gangers decide that we're an easy mark."

 

As the party walked out into the brightly lit city streets they would notice how the crowds milling about the streets seemed to part to accomodate them, a sea of black, green, white, grays and god knows what else that seemed united in their unwillingness to be around the party.

 

The streets they passed by had some brightly lit storefronts advertising foodstuffs, soy based or otherwise, clothing, increasingly elaborate and oft impractical weaponry, restful sleep, virtual reality experiences, legal recreational drugs, and whatever a 'NERP' is with a cacophony of sound, which mingled in with the murmurings of the crowd, and the sound of seemingly countless ringtones and beeps going off to create a suffocating, cramped, and noisy atmosphere, broken only by the occasional quiet space occupied by what one could only assume were gang members or policemen.

 

Thankfully by this time the eight of you were getting close to the flat by now if Solomon could be trusted, and no one has stepped up to bother you yet, possibly due to how much the eight of you seemed to be somebody else's problem.

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"They're selling... sleep," Halley checked out one of the storefronts which offered sleep services and definitely nothing else. She turned an eye to another nearby storefront offering VR experiences. "How do they even compete with virtual reality?" She moved away from the storefronts, baffled, and kept walking.

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As they left the alleyway Friedhold, with some effort, hefted the Little Sister up onto his shoulder.

"Either you are getting remarkably heavy, or I am getting remarkably unfit."

Some time later he started noticing "VR" as a common term among shop displays, he had some idea what it might mean based on context, but he wasn't entirely sure and figured he ought to ask sooner instead of later.

"What is this 'Virtual Reality'?  Some kind of pocket dimension or brainwashing?"

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"In a way. If it's anything like my world, the term just means a fake computer world you willingly go into for. . . games and stuff. Ypu'd wear a mask or something with video to make it immersive."

 

Liliya continued to walk, trying to keep it from looking as though she was paying too much attention to the occasional cop or gang member. Not too big a deal, since they seemed to not be interacting with eachother. Probably some kind of deals, which meant there wouldn't be too much worry if they didn't cause trouble.

 

"Hey Solomon. The hell is NERP? Also do you have any cash."

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On 12/9/2018 at 7:19 PM, IntSys said:

"They're selling... sleep," Halley checked out one of the storefronts which offered sleep services and definitely nothing else. She turned an eye to another nearby storefront offering VR experiences. "How do they even compete with virtual reality?" She moved away from the storefronts, baffled, and kept walking.

Solomon gave Halley a bit of an odd look as the eight of them continued walking towards the flat that was supposedly 'just around the corner from here this time I swear', "Because people always want and need a safeish place to sleep on the cheap, and these hotels are...usually at least one of the two, that and besides you can't stay jacked in to VR all the time, that's a good way to burn your brain out."

 

On 12/10/2018 at 3:58 AM, Strider said:

"In a way. If it's anything like my world, the term just means a fake computer world you willingly go into for. . . games and stuff. Ypu'd wear a mask or something with video to make it immersive."

 

Liliya continued to walk, trying to keep it from looking as though she was paying too much attention to the occasional cop or gang member. Not too big a deal, since they seemed to not be interacting with each other. Probably some kind of deals, which meant there wouldn't be too much worry if they didn't cause trouble.

 

"Hey Solomon. The hell is NERP? Also do you have any cash."

He stopped for a brief moment to peek inside of an alleyway before he shrugged his shoulders and continued with, "NERPS actually, it's a term for 'whatever fad the general public thinks is interesting nowwhich uh, can be basically anything by this point...it's been a while. Also not really? I think the credstick I have is still valid for..30ish nuyen? Which is uh...not really enough for anything."

Heidbrun

Well this is one unfriendly looking street you just found yourself in, if the small squad of people dressed in white over blue glaring at you suspiciously was any indication. Judging from the way they were positioned around the entrance stair way they were on, it seemed as if they were in the middle of a conversation when something quite suddenly grabbed their attention, and since they were all staring directly at you and the apparently slightly glowing wall you uh, apparently walked through....
 

It took a few awkward moments and a lot of gesturing before one of their number, a young man with pointed ears started walking towards you, adjusting his long and flowing platinum blonde hair a little as he put on a two tusked smile, and tried his best to not look like someone more used to dealing with social situations by threatening to snap someone like a little twig when he said, "Hoi! Good evening, are you lost chummer? Because no one's supposed to be walking through walls in Angel's territory, 'specially not through any under our protection," in as non threatening of a tone he could muster with his deep and rumbling voice. From this distance you can clearly see a symbol of a crimson edged halo made out of lightning backing the number 46 on the right breast of his white feather trimmed blue jacket.

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Heidrun looked about slightly nervously. She knew traveling through the slums of Edge could be hazardous, but she didn't think her route had taken her through any gang territory. Not to mention the unusual appearance of the one in front of her; pointed ears weren't exactly common, though it could be chalked up to the crumbling ruins and pollution of Midgar. "Walls?" She glanced behind herself, expecting to see more street. . . and instead found said glowing wall. "O-oh. Uh, I'm not sure where this is or how I walked through that wall; I was trying to get to a patient." Relying on the good nature of strange gang members was. . . questionable, but she would try her best to avoid an incident anyway. "I'm a healer, and I heard that there was an illness going around that wasn't responding to the medicines they had on hand." Even gangsters would avoid hurting healers, right?

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Heidbrun
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The pointy eared man gave her a bit of an odd look and stared directly into her eyes  for a moment, as if he was...looking for signs of something before he turned to look at the sides of her head and said, "Oh, did Estevan call you? I know that he's really desperate for help,, but I didn't know that he could afford a poindexter....well then, that's something I'll have talk to him later then, after you heal his ailing mother of course, I'm not heartless after all," there was a brief and awkward pause after he finished speaking, as if he was waiting for you to say or do something in response before he said, "Estevan did call you right? Because unless you're just too shy to ask for directions, then I'm going to have to take you in for causing static chummer.".

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"Estevan?" Oh, she shouldn't have questioned it. If she just lied and said yes she could have helped whoever this person was and moved on. "I don't remember the name of the person that needed me, I just heard of the place they were. Er, but I can still help him out after coming this far!" She really, really wanted to avoid being "taken in." It'd be one thing it it were police, but gang members tended to be even less gentle. "I um, I don't know what you mean by causing static, but I don't want to cause any trouble."

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Hildebrund

The pointy eared man sighed a little as he heard Hildebrund's reply, "Wait wait...let me get this straight, what you're telling me is that not only did you also don't know where you are, or who you need to get to, only that you heard of a place where someone might need a doc and decided to head there?," he let out another sigh as he tried to wrap his head around her response and worked out a response, which he was just about to do when another gang member yelled out, "OH FOR THE LOVE OF, JUST GIVE HER A PATDOWN AND TELL HER TO GET OUT OR SOMETHING."

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Meanwhile, as the rest of the party turned around the corner they spotted yet another gang crowding in front of yet another building, except these were dressed in an all too familiar mixture of blue and white, and the platinum blonde hair at least one of them was sporting seemed a bit...familiar. "Oh God she's multiplied!," Solomon yelled out as he squinted at a particular example and realized just how much they were trying to look like a certain...meteor chucker, causing him to quickly duck behind Alexandria and say, "Alright so apparently Lexiel has a fanclub now, which isn't....great, especially since they're right in front of the apartment Harlequin's in, of course it's not like they can stop us from entering by force anyway....but pissing them off might be a bad idea if we want to operate openly anywhere around here without you know, being harassed all the time, anyone here have any ideas?."

 

Hildebrund

As the pointy eared man turns around to yell affirmatives at his friend, you spot a rather strange group of...people? turn around the corner, I mean sure one of them seemed to be a robot statue, but everyone else seemed...mostly human at least, if a bit heavily armed and armored for the occasion, were they members of this gang as well?. It was at this point that the pointy eared man turned around to face you again, and he sized you up once more before he said, "Alright chummer, I'm going to need you to state your belongings and put down that pack of yours, I need to make sure that you didn't steal anything from that apartment you phased through."

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Heidrun felt her heart leap into her throat. "N-No, please, I didn't steal anything, all I have with me is a bit of gil and the clothes on my back. Please don't touch me, it's very dangerous." Realizing this sounded like far more of a threat than a warning, she blanched - these didn't seem to be the types that would take kindly to threats - and backed up against the wall she'd just apparently walked out of. "I-I've been exposed to Geostigma, you see." A long shot; they might not have heard of the cure, if she'd been transported to some far-off place, and might believe that the disease was contagious. While she wasn't symptomatic, she had noticed some. . . unusual effects on herself after the disease's appearance in her area, so it wasn't even a lie.

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