Comic 718 - Get space suit supplies

Posted on 29th Dec 2017, 12:58 AM in No Easy Way Out
Get space suit supplies

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Morgenstern 29th Dec 2017, 12:58 AM edit delete
Morgenstern
You, Michelle, and Dr. Finch run around town for a while, picking up supplies to patch up the space suits with... as well as some things to fabricate disguises with, since you'll likely need to talk to Zene's dad in public. While you're out you get a few recommendations for middle tier cybernetics places--nothing that really stands out, just three or four random suggestions from people that had friends or family members that needed prosthesis.

Your raven arrives at the fast food place Zene's father is a manager at. It's actually located in the middle tiers--fairly close to the lower tiers, but still technically in the middle tiers. Of the numerous people in the area, only a couple of them take notice of your raven--and even then, it's just a passing glance or a quick double take.

"I guess that's why his old man's attached to the gig," Michelle suggests. "Like, even as a manager... I can't picture gettin' excited about workin' for a burger joint. Gettin' a job above his station might be kinda a big deal to him, though--like he's workin' his way out."

A little later, your other raven arrives at the church Zene's mother works for. It is, to contrast, most definitely in the lower tiers. The Enyo crosses are painted on walls and drawn on windows all up and down the street the church resides on, though your raven doesn't see any people out.

Comments:

LytharWolfe 29th Dec 2017, 1:10 AM edit delete reply
LytharWolfe
Uh. Is that BLOOD on the doors?
Xylas_Incarnum 29th Dec 2017, 2:45 AM edit delete reply
Xylas_Incarnum
think it's rust actually. Like only the areas around the handles have been at least partially maintained or sommat.
People would definitely notice something off if the church doors were coated in dried blood.
AlphaDragon 29th Dec 2017, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
AlphaDragon
Not gonna lie, kinda reminds me of the mouth of Nil...
Blue_Elite 29th Dec 2017, 4:42 AM edit delete reply
Get food, head back, and begin planning.

Ideally, we'd somehow convince Zene's father that he needs to surprise-inject his wife with our blood. I highly doubt that's going to happen though (without blooding him, of course).
Another option is to try food coloring or a colored-glass/plastic syringe so that it wouldn't be recognizable as our blood and have Zene try to pass it off as a necessary inoculation for some very recently discovered bad side effect of another drug (we don't want to say of Queen specifically; that'd DEFINITELY blow our cover story with the wife).
There's also the option of trying to convince Zene's father to invite/bring his wife with him to work and we ambush her (with Zene spinning some sort of appropriate cover-story of course).

That's all I've got off the top of my head.
Memo 29th Dec 2017, 10:02 AM edit delete reply
Memo
I agree we should go home and make plans.
And we need to decide what our intentions are with Zene. Are we going to help him skip town, or recruit him into the weird and dangerous world we live in?

And what are our intentions for his parents?
There is multiple reasons we don't just go around blooding everyone.
Swagner 29th Dec 2017, 10:06 PM edit delete reply
Swagner
I think the plan was to get him and his parents to skip town.
PurpleKetchup 30th Dec 2017, 9:05 AM edit delete reply
Crows don't go that deep on their own, so the one next to the church should make itself scarce and monitor from a nearby rooftop, if the pollution isn't too bad.
Madd 30th Dec 2017, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
Madd
Yeah time to head home/get fuse a leg.