Comic 208 - Practice aiding hemostasis

Posted on 9th Aug 2017, 8:13 PM in Blood on Mars
Practice aiding hemostasis

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Morgenstern 9th Aug 2017, 8:13 PM edit delete
You decide to try and enforce hemostasis. It's a little different than the things you've tried before, but by commanding platelets to draw toward each other--and making tissue contract--you figure out how to slow bleeding, and likely increase the rate of blood clots forming. You only practice it with a small cut, but it should work on larger injuries, as well.

In total, you know how to numb pain, make people alert, keep people awake, and slow bleeding, in addition to blood control and blood portaling.

You have a first aid kit, including simple medicines and a large number of syringes, Vasquez' police badge, keys to your house and car, Grizwald's thumb drive, a shotgun, zip ties, and a blindfold.

Michelle has a pistol, a police badge, cigarettes, a lighter and keys to her truck and apartment. She has police training.

Fuse has a toolkit with various implements, level, a lighter, keys to his apartment and a pistol. He has computer skills, pyrokinesis and criminal experience.

Dr. Finch has a pistol. You also ask him to grab some lemon scented deodorizer from his bathroom, just in case. He has science and political knowledge.

You all have disguises, as well.

(I think that's everything, I'll edit the post if I missed something.)


rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
I am happy we can go into this smelling lemony-fresh. XD;

I'd like to get a quick layout of the surroundings of the club. Is there any suitable place to lay low, like a vacant rooftop or a very quiet motel XD;;

Also, can we watch the news and see if anything of note is happening? Especially keeping an eye out for news on Howler, but also just in general. Like, no bio-printed monstrosities are eating their way through the public zoo or anything, right? :'D
EclairForce 9th Aug 2017, 8:50 PM edit delete reply
I second the motion of going Lemony-Fresh. Also Is there like a newspaper or anything or has this society evolved past that?
Paradoxdragonpaci 9th Aug 2017, 8:51 PM edit delete reply
Prolong Sleep ??
PurpleKetchup 9th Aug 2017, 9:10 PM edit delete reply
The anti-coffee effect. Not roofies-grade knockout, but inhibits alertness, helps the target keep sleeping where they would have woken up instead.

Ultimately Jane will probably be able to affect any synapse however she wants (stimulation or inhibition). Might not always help - making people addicted to her blood is probably a bad idea (tm) - but some other uses have potential.
Guest 9th Aug 2017, 8:51 PM edit delete reply
Dr. Finch is to stay near the area, in case we need someone with serious medical knowledge RIGHT there, but otherwise, it'd be idea for him to not take part. Michelle is noticable, and Fuse is out of place...
rufiangel 9th Aug 2017, 8:56 PM edit delete reply
I think Fuse is joining us in the vents, since he's the only other one who can fit (and like you said, Dr. Finch is not the type to be trawling with us in the vents and is better suited off-site) and we probably don't want to be going this alone. Michelle told him to wear a beanie to hide his hair, so he'll probably do that, I think.
PurpleKetchup 9th Aug 2017, 9:02 PM edit delete reply
Hmm... Ask Michelle about her place's stuff. Any special features ?
Same with Fuse's. He probably has an acceptable computer at home, and with his arm injured he might prefer hanging back and help as mission control.
Maybe have him whip up some trojan to export the camera feeds to his computer... put it on the thumbdrive, make a rat carry and plug it in one of the club's control room computer ports.
Worse plans have been made.

First gotta know what kind of hardware they use though and where that room is. That can actually be done before the club opens, no ? Just gotta stay unconspicuous enough, so don't drive with the same vehicle around it too often.
Kitty 9th Aug 2017, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
And we have two rats, who presumably have no inventory and the skills "do things that rats do."

So we find it easier to control blood-soaked/blood-containing objects if we're touching them, but what about if they're touching one of our bloodfriends? Could we put a bloody bandage around a rat and then use the rat-mounted bandage like we do our own bandages? Could we trigger a rat-mounted syringe?
Vahno 9th Aug 2017, 9:12 PM edit delete reply
We could trigger a syringe with no issues, due to being able to control it as it's full of our blood.
Wing Eye 9th Aug 2017, 9:15 PM edit delete reply
Wing Eye
Since the club doesn't open until nighttime it might be a good idea scout the place out during the day when there might be no one there.
Baron11704 20th Dec 2017, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
I'm only like 100 pages in but I am loving this comic, it's just got so much futuristic mystery stuff on top of the alien mystery on top of the whole class system big cats mystery, they're just so much mystery I can't stop reading