Catch And Release

GM: Caine
Players: Shoeshine, Kaeli, Lacy
Synopsis: The team is hired to grab a man as he heads to work in the FTZ, let a mage read his mind, then dump him.
Date: 11-17-73

Word is sent out to various fixers. The job will be a catch and release, a simple mission, no one gets hurt too badly. The contact for this is a man by the name of Caine, who will be in the back room of Montonis pizzaria tonight at 7. Meet there if your interested in the job.

Shoeshine hms! Maybe he'll get to use his dart guns. He gets himself dressed appropriately for Montoni's Pizza, which means high-class, his dapper little Dallas suit and vest and tie and appropriate gear for such an occasion. Caine, Caine, does he know that name? Worth a shot.

Kaeli heard of the job and ended up making her way to the pizzaria. She's dressed in a Ulysses line great coat with clothing under it and a pair of combat boots on her feet. Tucked into one of the boots is her staff, folded up. On her way to the back room she pauses, considering getting some pizza, before continuing on without, resigning herself to an empty stomach for now. She doesn't recognize the name Caine, right off the bat, but you can't know everyone in the scene, and work is work.

Next is Lacy, slipping in and looking around carefully as she does, keeping her back towards a wall and looking for whoever might fit the bill. She's dressed casually enough, probably not entirely out of style for the middle class types. Or at least middle class poseur teens. For the moment she's just scanning for someone who might fit the bill.

Caine is seated in his hoverchair in the back private room. You are greeted at the front, when you give the name Caine you are escorted to the back and seated. Caine has a couple of pizzas on the table, a supreme, pepporoni, and a cheese. He currently is eating a slize of the pepperoni. When you all enter, he takes a napkin and wipes his mouth. "Good evening, please enjoy some food. I've got a simple request for you all."

Shoeshine ahs when he spots the fellow. Even though he's had the hoverchair'ed man at his mercy under an induction helmet, he himself doesn't eat. Only have to get screwed once on this one, and he's not that kind of hungry. He is, however, happy to sit on the edge of a chair all attentively and wait for content to emerge.
Kaeli blinks when she sees who it is waiting then grins and says, "Punchy guy! So… Caine?" She shrugs her shoulders and moves to sit at the table, looking at the pizza options. She purses her lips in thought then shrugs and takes a slice of cheese pizza. "If it's as easy as that other one was, I don't even care what it is. I'm in."

Hands in her pocket, Lacy makes her way over. Removing them and slipping into the spot too, though not before getting a slice of pizza herself. "Thanks." The elf girl says. She runs a hand through her hair to push back a free bang as she listens curiously.

Caine nods, picking up a drink, fizzy coke, and taking a sip. "Alright, well, the room has one of those White noise things, so lets turn that on." He hits a button under the table, and a soft humm fills the air. "Now, there is a man out there that has some information I need. Unfortunately, he isn't just going to tell me what I need to know. I'm going to need a few people to grab him, and bring him somewhere I can talk to him. After that, I hit him with laes, and he has no idea what happened for the day. So, everyone think this sounds acceptable so I can get some details."

Shoeshine hms. Seems honest enough in terms of catch and release. He tries to think of what might possibly be turned towards e-vil from this. Maybe giving up security details on an orphanage? But no orphanages are really all that well secured anyway, as he's found out from a few other missions. He bobs his head. "Please go on."
Kaeli takes a bite of her pizza as she listens, then hastily swallows before saying, "Sounds easy enough. You want him conscious or does that not matter? And what sort of protection is he likely to have around? Muscle, guns, magic?" She takes another bite of pizza before saying, "Eh. You're probably going to cover all that in more in the details. I'm in, like I said."

Lacy is biting her lower lip as she thinks this over. But finally she just nods as well. "In too." Maybe not her favorite type of job, but beggars can't be choosers. Especially new ones to the scene.

Caine raises a screen on his chair, turning it so everyone can see it. A photo appears, a man, southern european, perhaps italian, maybe a bit of spanish. Dark hair and dark eyes, medium build, wearing a suit. "This is Anthony Breza, I'd like you to pick him up, then meet me. After I get what I need out of his head, you can dump him anywhere you feel safe doing so. He spends most of his time in the FTZ, works there, has an apartment there. Thats the delema here, its rather hard to get someone in that area without being very subtle. He has no personal security beyond a panicbutton on his person, but he mostly stays to the nicer sections. He walks to work though, so that is the time to grab him."

Shoeshine says "Where will you be placed for the meetup? Will we have to cross boundaries in so doing? And, of course, what's the pay?"

Caine looks to Shoeshine "I'll be in a limo, you'll bring him to the limo and put him inside, when I've done my job, you can take him back. The limo should stand out less than the standard creepy white van. Pay is twenty each, due to the risk involved with the sector. Again, subtle is best."

Kaeli leans forward, studying the picture on the screen. "I still want to know if he needs to be delivered conscious. Easier to move an unconscious body, if not quite as… Subtle. Does he have a set route he takes to work? And what time does her go in to work, and what time does he leave work."

"What time does he work? And leave?" Lacy asks then. "Might help to know that if we're gonna get him." She takes a bite of her slice of pizza. Then adds something else. "And how soon do we need to get him? We got a day or two to prep? Or you need him asap?"

Caine nods, responding to the questions. "Unconsious is fine with me, I don't need him awake. As for his schedule, he leaves his apartment between 6:30 and 7:00 am every morning, and arrives at work at 7:30, its a fifteen minute walk, but he sometimes stops for coffee or breakfast along the way. He never seems to leave the office at the same time though, sometimes five, sometimes not until nine pm."

Shoeshine says, "I'm more concerned about transport. I have an Americar that is suitable for the region, so we would somehow have to knock him out and get him into the car without him hitting his panicbutton or being seen. If I'm next to him, I expect I could knock him out pretty easy in a variety of ways.. a dart gun, or just choking him out carefully, or using shock gloves. But there's the whole broad daylight thing."
Kaeli nods her head and drums her fingers on the table, chewing a bite of pizza as she thinks. "Well. Best bet would be to lure him out of sight, knock him out, and get him into a waiting vehicle. Ideally someone would lift that panic button if it's able to be lifted before we got physical with him, but I'm not so good at that sort of thing. I'd rather not have him fall down in the middle of a crowd, but if we get him away, I can put his lights out."

"She on that, would be easier to get him in the night." Lacy shrugs though. "But I think I've got some good ideas. I have a feeling we wouldn't even need to knock him out." Lacy gets an impish grin on her face.
Shoeshine mms at honey-trap ideas. But alas, no matter how good his disguise skills are, he can't be the one who suggests it.

Caine nods "Well, part of your pay is coming up with a good plan. I'll have a limo, and I'll be about six blocks away from his path, so it should only take you a few minutes to get him to me."

Kaeli shakes her head slightly and glances at Lacy. "Too risky cutie. We have no clue what his tastes are. He could hate metahumans, or he could be as gay as I am, or maybe he's in a steady relationship and actually believes in that monogomy stuff. If we had time to learn these things it would be a fine idea. But on a short schedule?"

The impish grin remains. "Who said I'd play fair? I can call on a spirit to muddle his mind." Lacy states. "He probably won't even remember he has a panic button. Then one of us can walk right up and help the confused man. Make him think he's our friend and walk him right to the limo. Or I can at least lift the button if I know where he keeps it."

Shoeshine hms! A shaman type. He is starting to like these odds. "I like the confusion idea. I've done some lifting too, so I might be able to get it off of him. Might be able to slip a tranq patch on him too, if he was confused.

Caine grins "I suggest you make that quick. The FTZ has decient magical patrols, and a spirit hanging around for too long will be noticed by the cops."

Kaeli drums her fingers on the table and nods her head. "All right. If we can pull it off that sounds good. If you can't get him confused enough to make it all the way to the limo then try to at least get him somewhere out of sight and I can manhandle him the rest of the way."
Shoeshine adds, "I also have a quiet dart gun, so we could narcojet him… hm. You look less threatening than me. Maybe," he says to Lacy, " you confuse him as I drive the car up next to him, and while he's confused I narco him. Then you, " he indicates Kaeli, "get him into the car."

Caine listens to you all, and nods. "Well, if you have a plan." He pulls a chip out of his chair, laying it on the table. "That has my number, as well as his 'normal' route to work. He almsot always takes the same path, but sometimes he changes it to get something to eat."

Kaeli shrugs her shoulders and says, "Sure. On our way there, though, lets stop and pick up a bottle of alcohol. If we have to cross a crowded area supporting someone out of it who smells drunk is less noteworthy than supporting someone out of it who looks unconscious." She stands up and finishes off her pizza, picking up the chip and glancing at the other two. "We ready to get started?"

"Spose it's 'bout time I get myself a nice professional looking get up. Look like someone collared. So the dartgun plus confusion, or even just the patch you mentioned. I can probably manage that. Can pick a pocket, I can plant something. Always good to have multiple options." Lacy finishes her own slice too, then nods to Kaeli. "Very good idea. Will make him acting batty seem more credible too."
Shoeshine says "so let's try surveiling for one day? Spot the security cameras in the zone, look for a good blind spot, an alleyway or something?"
Kaeli nods her head at Shoeshine and says, "Sounds good to me." Then she glances at Caine. "Unless you had a time restriction for us?"

Caine shakes his head. "A week tops, but other than that, no you have time."

Lacy nods to Shoeshine and Kaeli. "I like that idea if we can. Always good to case, and make sure we know his route. Maybe even make sure he sees one or both of us the first day or two so he's less suspicious the next."
Shoeshine provides his commlink frequency and such to the other two. "Do you all have commlinks?"

Shoeshine nods. "Well, got my cell." She says. Giving her number then too.
Kaeli taps the side of her head and says, "Radio and phone. No commlink yet. Keep meaning to get one installed, but so many other things…" She does give the number for her phone. "If we need radio we can decide on a frequency for that later."

Caine nods "I have a comm unit, should work at the distance we are. I suggest you watch for a day or so, and then you can make the move."

Kaeli grins at the man in the chair and says, "Right. We'll be in touch." She turns toward the door and starts walking, "Let's get to the FTZ and find a place to set up a base of operations for our surveillance."

Shoeshine will position himself somewhere high, that can see the route - like a cafe on a hill overlooking, or a hallway in a building with a reason for being there that has a window, so he can use his super-vision (vision mag 3) to watch the place.
«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) rolls Etiquette for "I've been working on this!":
1 2 2 2 2 11
Kaeli walks along the route the target takes over a few days, stopping in any cafes or the like she thinks the target would stop in for breakfast, familiarizing herself with the layout, the route, and any convenient alleyways.

Lacy heads out after the meet to do some shopping. It takes a while. Regardless, she will be there the next day dressed all professionally, even the highlights from her hair gone. She can look quite immaculately well if she wants it seems. Her path taking her along the route the target is likely to take and mostly just her trying to look busy and on her way someplace, not speaking or anything, just another commuter.

As 6:30 arrives, nothing happens. Well, people are still going to work, the sun has just come up a little before, but no sign of the target yet. That is until 6:42, thats when the target exits the apartment building and starts off down the street. He is dressed in a decient suit, and carries a briefcase.

Shoeshine , having super-vision, doesn't have to focus his eyes directly on a target. It's like a screen inside his mind to which he draws attention as long as the target is in the field of his cybereyes. And so he can, at intervals, focus on the guy - check out how he moves, zero in on his clothing, see how armored he is, see where on his body he keeps his PANICBUTTON or whether he carries it at all (because really, do you have it every day?) Scan him with thermographic to see if there's any odd heat differentials on his arms and legs and torso that might imply cyberarms and other strangeness that you wouldn't expect in someone like him.
«Auto-Judge[]» Kaeli (#11391) rolls Intelligence for "Perception.":
2 3 4 11
«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) rolls Intelligence for "vision mag 3, lowlight, thermo, ultrasound hearing amp, high and low freq":
2 4 4 4 4 5
«Auto-Judge[]» Kaeli (#11391) rolls Stealth for "Shadowing a target.":
1 2 2 2 4 5
«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) rolls Intelligence for "kp 1 to suck less":
1 2 3 4 5 7

When Lacy sees the target, she does pay attention, but for now she is looking more for good places to waylay from on the route as she herself walks down it. Ideally someplace she could even duck into to summon a spirit when the grab is made.

Kaeli starts to follow along behind the arget when he leaves the building, doing her best to not get so close as to draw attention to herself, but not so far away as to lose him in the crowd. She's also ditched her three section staff, realizing that it likely makes her stand out a bit more. Well, more than an elf with sky-blue hair normally stands out.

The man makes his way down his route, heading towards his office. He makes it two blocks before he stops to get a coffee at a Starbucks, and a muffin. He continues towards his work, eating the muffin as he walks, trying to juggle it with the coffee.

The area is pretty busy, people or cars everywhere. Its not congested, but there always seems to be someone somewhere. Cameras are mounted on most corners, street lights, and you'd expect most businesses have them too,

«Auto-Judge[]» Kaeli (#11391) rolls Security Systems for "Looking for a secure ambush site.":
2 3 4 8 11
«Auto-Judge[]» Lacy (#8329) rolls Security Systems:
1 3 10

«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) rolls Stealth for "Defaulting to look for a location condusive to sneaky":
1 1 3 3 13
«Auto-Judge[]» Lacy (#8329) rolls Stealth for "Looking for good hiding place to summon spirit from too.":
1 3 4 5 5 14

As he continues down his route, you notice one point where some construction is going on in the building he passes. Its not alot, but its enough to notice the cameras in that area are either down, or blocked visually from good angles. The crew is fairly light, working up on the third floor, but the scaffolding out front could be very useful.

Shoeshine , in his consultations with the others, looks to determine if there is a good place for his car to be managed for this. Where he can just happen to be waiting, or parked, or drive up and be stopped at the right spot.

Kaeli takes some time to try and get a feel for how good the construction site would be for what they have planned, and how easy it would be to get someone in and out of there without drawing attention. She also spends a little time poking around it to try and find a path leading out into an alleyway or somewhere else off the main area.

You all seem to think it might be possible to grab the guy, take him through the construction site, and load him in the side alley. There are risks with the workers, but not cameras or anyone on the street.

Shoeshine says "Anyone think they could spread around a little money and buy off those workers?"
Shoeshine thinks he could give that a shot.

Lacy makes note of that as she continues her own little casing out the territory mission. Eventually, when she is past the target's office, she slips into a small establishment for something too. A convenience store to get a donut of her own. And then back to meet the others. "The guy looks drunk like we originally planned, they might not think twice. Remember, he's getting let go right away. Not like he won't be back."
Kaeli winces and replise, "I… Maybe? I've some from that last job, but… I had plans! I suppose that as long as it isn't too expensive I could try. Might be better for someone with more people skills than me to make the attempt, though."

The man continues on his route to work, the construction seems to be replacing the front of the building, one of those things done to make an older building look new again.

Shoeshine says "I like to think I have people skills, so how about I give that a shot? If I screw it up hard enough it would kind of wipe this location." He says to Kaeli. "Maybe you can back me up? We disguise ourselves, I make a deal with them to look the other way, you and I get together and trade a chip, we see how they act. If it's good, that's good for the next day.""
Kaeli nods her head at Shoeshine and says, "That sounds good, but are you sure you want to bribe them twice? We could just do it once and take our chances. Even if they say anything, we were told he wouldn't remember. So if he's questioned later h won't be backing up their story of him getting abducted."
Shoeshine gives a lopsided grin. "Okay. you're right, too complicated. Are you any good at disguises? I can do up your face, I have a spare mask and such."

Lacy is biting her lower lip thoughtfully before she nods to them. "I still think it might be best to go with the patch or dart and the drunk. Weird things happen, but we bribe them it takes only one slipping his tongue to blow the whole op."
Kaeli shrugs her shoulders. "I'm not bad at them. They aren't my strongest suit, but I can manage a little."
Kaeli glances at Lacy and says, "I think we can do both. Hit him with the patch , lead him into the construction site so we have a relatively secure area to use to pass from street to alley. Douse him with drink there and continue on."

The man eventually gets to work, nothing else along the route looks as promising as the construction site.

Shoeshine says "Okay, since I seem to have the car on the other side of the construction site, how about I go through there and make my shot from there as needed. You in close, you'll have the tranq patch. (Shoeshine provides it.) If the construction workers hassle us, I'll try to bribe them."

Kaeli nods her head with a slight frown and says, "Do you want me or the cutie here to try and stick him with the patch? Not sure which of us would be better at it. There's also the spirit plan she mentioned. She could do that enough to get him into the site, then we could tranq him there. I might be stronger though. If it comes to physically restraining him, or running after him, I could manage that."
Shoeshine hmms. "The spirit confuses him first so he can't act. I dart him from afar. You slide up close and tranq him under cover of 'helping' him. She can come up and 'help' too with her own patch." Shoeshine has two, even!

"OK, good." Lacy says, pondering a bit more. "I can do that," She takes it. Then adds, "I can still try the spirit. Though we might not need that, the patch shouldn't be too hard at all." She seems confident. "Like I said, picking pockets ain't hard, and putting something on wouldn't be hard either. but backup is nice, doubt I can support him long."
Shoeshine says, "Once he's out, you can tell the spirit to go home - there's supposed to be floating spirits watching in the FTZ. Oh yeah! You'll have to look for those and give us a go/no-go.
Kaeli nods her head and says, "All right. Hot stuff's spirit confuses him, don't hold it for too long, don't want the magic sweeps to catch you. Then I'll patch him, start carrying him along, then she comes up to help, patching him as well, and maneuver him to the car."

"Sounds good to me." Lacy says. "Actually, one more day of casing might be wise. I can get a better idea of their patrols that way too." She notes. "But I can do a bit more today just to be safe." She taps her chin.
Shoeshine says "I think we have our plan!"
Shoeshine makes sure to get his disguise stuff all ready.

"Yep." Lacy says, "I'm going to go get an idea of the spirits. Wanna be here at evening Rush Hour for it too, probably be the other time they're heaviest then. So should give me a good base to start with."
Kaeli nods her head and replies, "Yep! Sounds like we're set to proceed within the next day or two."

«Auto-Judge[]» Caine (#7926) rolls 1 for "Random roll of Mystery!":
«Auto-Judge[]» Caine (#7926) rolls 1 for "Random Roll Episode 2: The Return of Mystery!":
Caine pages: First roll to see if guy goes home early or late. Its early tonight. Second roll to determine the police activity in the area. Moderate.
Shoeshine first, sets up with his disguise kits. In case it all goes to drek, in case they are seen, he wants everyone to be hard to recognize. Since the closest ones will be Kaeli and Lacy, they can have his polymasks, and he'll use normal disguise kit techniques.

Lacy is out by her planned summoning spot, waiting for a signal on if she is going to do so. Her Astral Sight up to watch for any patrolling spirits and sundry just to be on the safe side… Mask on since it was provided.
«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) rolls Disguise for "+4 polymask, kaeli, also using disguise kit to alter skin":
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«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) rolls Disguise for "+4 polymask, kaeli, also using disguise kit to alter skin kp2 to suck less":
1 2 2 2 3 9
«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) rolls Disguise for "+4 polymask, lacy, also using disguise kit to alter skin":
3 3 5 8 8 11
«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) rolls Disguise for "+2 disguise kit I think? on Shoeshine":
1 2 5 5 10 11

«Plot» Shoeshine says, "Disguise 13 Kaeli, 15 Lacy, 13 Shoeshine or maybe 11."
Kaeli has the polymask she was provided on and is waiting at the corner they'd aggreed on for a lookout. She's standing there, doing her best to look like someone on a smoke break, though when she finishes a cigarette she's grinding them out and slipping the butts into her pocket, rather than dropping them on the ground.

Time passes, people pass, cars pass, even a random KE patrol passes. You wait, and at 6:37 the man exits his office, briefcase in hand, and he starts on his way home. The construction workers are still around though, and actually in the process of cleaning up for the night, so they are loading a truck in the alley with equipment.

Kaeli watches as the man starts to walk home, then starts to walk along behind him, sending to the others a coded message that he's on the move, and asking if they're moving in, or waiting.
Shoeshine sends the 'abort, no vehicle' message. It means he can't park where he needs to park to have his waiting Americar not be seen. Also, the construction workers are completely moving in that area so it's impossible to 'sneak' by them.

Lacy makes one last check for any spirit patrols to be ready. That's the sort of thing that could blow the whole mission in a very bad way - so she is being very careful. At least until she gets the abort message. Then she relaxes.
Kaeli continues to walk along until she reaches a small cafe, then steps into that, as though that had been her plan all along. While there she buys three cups of soycaf and a bag of pastries before stepping back out and proceeding the way she'd come from. No need to follow the target if they weren't going to make a move. And she's hungry.

The target makes his way home, not stopping for anything tonight, straight to his apartment and inside. Perhaps things will be different in the morning.

"Well, tomorrow morning it is. Maybe we'll get there before the workers if he leaves early. Unless we want to quick see if we could nab him from his home… I just don't like the dods of that. Not without a proper casing." Lacy muses.

Shoeshine says "Security is too rough around here for that. How about I keep distant watch and you all stay in the area but not too tight?"
«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) rolls Stealth for "at a distance with vision mag and lowlight":
1 4 4 5 5
«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) rolls Stealth for "at a distance with vision mag and lowlight kp3":
1 1 3 3 10
«Plot» Shoeshine says, "stand"
Kaeli shakes her head at Lacy. "Let's stick with the morning plan. Homes are too risky for this sort of thing. Noise and people come looking, can't carry him out either, since at any time someone could just poke their head out of the door or something and spot you. Not to mention we don't know what sort of security that building has." She nods her head at Shoeshine then.
«Auto-Judge[]» Caine (#7926) rolls 4 for "Random dice of randomness!":
1 1 4 5
«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) rolls Intelligence for "many senses":
2 2 2 4 4 4
«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) rolls Intelligence for "many senses kp4":
2 3 4 5 5 5
«Plot» Shoeshine says, "stand hilariouslY!"

"Agreed. There a good Coffin place nearby? Would be a nice place to catch some z's while we wait." Lacy says. "At least after we get some food. I wouldn't mind getting a drink too, but probably best to get the rest I can and celebrate tomorrow."
Kaeli frowns and says, "Don't know. I don't know this area too well. We could look."

The night passes slowly, and, without any events of note. The ladies find a place to rent a room for the night, and come sunrise everyone is ready in position. Soon the target will be on the move again.

Shoeshine prepares to scope himself, to get ready to park where he has planned to park, to position himself to making the shot as needed. For all the pieces to come together.
Kaeli moves to a new position, a cafe with outdoor seating along his usual route. She's got the mask on again, and does her best to look like just another wageslave having a sit down cup of soycaf before heading to work while keeping her eyes out for the target to walk by.
«Auto-Judge[]» Caine (#7926) rolls 2 for "Random dice, oooo, scary!":
3 4

Lacy is back to her position. Back in her nice business suit and in the meantime looking out for any mystical patrols with her astral sight. Hopefully the others can keep Errant in mind otherwise…

At 6:34, the man exits his apartment and moves on his way towards work. He stops at his usual coffee shop, picking up just a coffee this morning. The construction site is busy, they got there before dawn, and as the sun came up they were already working on the front of the building again. They are still working up on the third level of the scaffolding, but occasionaly one has to come down for something, so its still a risk to work in the area. Shoe is able to find a good parking spot in the alley.

Kaeli waits for the target to pass her and stands up, draining the soycaf as she starts to shadow him, sending a message to inquire if they're good to go.

On the astral, there are occasional blurs of astral forms zipping here and there, but nothing thats moving slow enough to see activity at the moment.

Shoeshine sends the text message for 'good' and cracks his windows as he's parked enough to make the extreme range dart shot.

Lacy sends the good too. And once she does that? She starts her prayer and summoning of her spirit…
«Plot» Caine says, "BGcount is 1"
«Auto-Judge[]» Lacy (#8329) rolls Conjuring + 2 vs TN 5 for "F3 spirit, +1 background count, +2 dice for city spirits (Cat Shaman)":
1 2 2 2 3 10 10 = 2 Successes

The man sips his coffee as he walks, moving around the light early morning crowds. He checks his watch at one point, as he moves closer and closer to the construction area of his route.

Lacy finishes her prayer - there is a definite Shinto influence to her shamanism in the way she prays. The spirit starting to coalesce in the Astral. Lacy not wanting to let it be physical, there really is no need. "Mess with his mind. This is all I ask.." Lacy gestures then towards the target once he is visible, for the Spirit to do its stuff.

As the man nears the construction area, the spirits orders are given and it uses its powers. On the astral a cloud gathers around his head, and the man slows and finally comes to a stop, just standing there. He checks his watch once, then seems to check it again, perhaps already forgetting what time he saw when he looked at it the first time.

Shoeshine , assuming Kaeli is in place walking semi behind, semi-towards him, will take a last glance for people watching, for obvious cameras, for construction workers in the line of fire, and then, fft fft! Two quick darts.
«Auto-Judge[]» Kaeli (#11391) rolls Stealth:
1 1 2 2 5 9
«Auto-Judge[]» Kaeli (#11391) rolls Quickness:
1 2 2 2 2 3 4 5 5 8 23
«Auto-Judge[]» Caine (#7926) rolls 4 for "Random people noticing the odd actions?":
3 4 4 10
«Plot» Caine says, "You pull it off and you don't think anyone noticed you."
«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) rolls Pistols + Combat Pool: 5 vs TN 4 for "First dart, extreme range to short range with vision mag 3":
1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 11 = 5 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) rolls Pistols + Combat Pool: 5 vs TN 4 for "second dart, extreme range to short range with vision mag 3 recoil comped with str":
1 1 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 11 = 6 Successes
Kaeli continuse walking as the target comes to a stop, her shoulder bumping into him, moving her arms to catch the man as he starts to fall. She starts to move then, guiding him toward the construction site, draping one of his arms over her shoulder, and one of hers around his waist, trying to look like a couple walking along.
«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) uses 2 of item 7: Narcojet - Dart Pistol Ammo from Carried - Uptown (#5176).

Lacy is starting towards the man now too. Her most charming, wide smile on her face. "Oh! Hey Tony!" She says all candidly. Friendly as can be, like she's seeing an old friend or coworker. "What's up?" She inquires while she is walking over there. All the world like the annoyingly bubbly morning person that won't shut up and is the bane of any office life. "You and her just done for the night? I'm glad I went home to bed. Never liked late night drinking office parties." She puts on her best ingenue expression.

The man grunts a moment when you grab him, his face turns to you and you can see he doesn't realize whats going on. Then the drugs take effect, and his eyes close and his body goes lip. You manage to get him out of the site of the street, now you just have to move quickly before the workers notice you.

«Auto-Judge[]» Caine (#7926) rolls 1 for "Die of random evil!":
Shoeshine will be there to greet them, even to open the door for them; and use that as an opportunity to go interdict anyone who might be going over to mess with them. With his social skills. Yeah. Social skills.

Kaeli for her part just focuses on guiding the man toward the waiting autocar. Once she's out of sight of the street she doesn't bother with the act, moving to attempt to physically pick him up. She's an elf, and taller than humans after all. And with her cyberware and bioware she hopes she can manage it without trouble.
«Auto-Judge[]» Caine (#7926) rolls 1 for "Last random roll":
«Plot» Caine says, "Perception checks"
«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) rolls Intelligence for "many senses":
3 3 4 4 5 9
«Auto-Judge[]» Lacy (#8329) rolls Intelligence:
2 3 3 5 5 10
«Plot» Caine says, "None of you see that anyone is watching you or acting like they saw you."
«Auto-Judge[]» Kaeli (#11391) rolls Intelligence:
2 3 5 5
Kaeli loads the drugged man into the vehicle then climbs in beside him. If he starts to come to she'll tranq him with a patch, or just punch him until he's out again. She's certainly not going to try and drive. It's Shoeshine's car for one. And she doesn't know how to drive anyway.
«Auto-Judge[]» Lacy (#8329) rolls Intelligence:
1 3 4 5 8 11
Shoeshine , when everyone is secure in the vehicle, rolls up the windows and heads out. He uses the secured commlink to inform Caine that they are incoming, and reminds Lacy, "Time to dump the spirit."
«Plot» Caine says, "Lacy is clever enough to dismiss her spirit 'immediately' after the man gets unconsious."
«Plot» Caine says, "Int Check from Kaeli"
«Auto-Judge[]» Kaeli (#11391) rolls Intelligence:
2 3 3 4

«Auto-Judge[]» Kaeli (#11391) rolls Intelligence for "Rerolling KP:1":
1 1 3 3
«Plot» Caine says, "Shoe, Int Check"
«Auto-Judge[]» Shoeshine (#844) rolls Intelligence for "many senses here":
3 4 5 5 9 11
«Plot» Caine says, "The dart is no longer attached to the target….it must have fallen off."
«Plot» Caine says, "This is noticed as your loading him into the car."
Shoeshine mentions it. "Left a dart behind. Well, it's an air pistol; it's not like there are traceable ballistics on it. He's unlikely to show up at work in any case even though he won't remember anything."

"Already done." Lacy says with a grin as she slips into the vehicle. "After we make the drop, I could try and sneak over to find it?" Lacy suggests. "Or we can just hope it works out and leave it."

The man isn't going to wakeup anytime soon, narcojet is pretty powerful stuff.

Shoeshine says, "Leave it for now. Clean it up on the way back. Like say, when we're letting him go."
Kaeli winces and frowns. "Still don't want to leave a trace of us behind. We're supposed to be doing this subtle-like. I say we find it. We've got time to deliver him still."

"Let me out. I'll get it." Lacy says. "Might be late for the meet, but I'll manage. I'm not bad at getting places."

Shoeshine smiles and says, "I'm outvoted; here you go." And lets Lacy out as needed at tne next appropriate corner.
Kaeli nods her head and leans on the unconscious man. "Go for it. We'll babysit."

And out she goes - right into Astral sight to see if there's any more sign of a patrol. Making to the shadows now, time to be a bit more stealthy.
«Plot» Caine says, "Roll perception to look for patrols"
«Auto-Judge[]» Lacy (#8329) rolls Intelligence:
1 2 2 3 3 5
«Auto-Judge[]» Lacy (#8329) rolls Intelligence for "kp1":
1 2 2 3 3 3

The rest of you head to the meet while Lacy looks for the dart. The limo is waiting in a parking garage like you were told, and Caine is inside, with assurances the cameras in the garage are down for maintaince for today.

«Auto-Judge[]» Caine (#7926) rolls 1 for "Random die":
Shoeshine is masked anyway, and so will help Kaeli help the man in. Shoeshine is surprisingly strong, but his size sometimes makes certain kinds of leverage hard to apply. Like keeping a guy off the ground.
«Plot» Caine says, "You detect no patrols around the construction area."
Kaeli has a bit better leverage, but it's still a body. All sorts of awkward to be moving. But between her and Shoeshine she's sure that the two of them can load him into the limo.

Caine waits for you to load the man in, and then you see a spirit appear inside the car, the thing putting a ghostly hand to the targets head. "This makes it far too easy." Caine then begins to work his magics, staring at the man for a time. "Tell me, do you have any suggestions on a memory of what happened? I can implant something to explain why he is goign to wakeup wherever you dump him."

«Auto-Judge[]» Caine (#7926) rolls Sorcery + Sorcery Pool: 5 vs TN 5 for "Casting Mind Probe on the target.":
1 1 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 5 = 1 Success

Slipping into the shadows, Lacy is still careful enough to at least sneak about and see if she can notice it the hard way. Just in case!
«Auto-Judge[]» Caine (#7926) rolls Sorcery + Sorcery Pool: 5 - 1 vs TN 5 for "Casting Mind Probe on the target. KP:1":
3 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 = 7 Successes
«Plot» Caine says, "Roll perception Lacy!"
«Auto-Judge[]» Lacy (#8329) rolls Intelligence:
1 2 3 5 5 5
«Auto-Judge[]» Caine (#7926) rolls Willpower vs TN 2 for "Resisting serious drain":
1 2 5 5 5 11 = 5 Successes
«Plot» Caine has TD, no drain.

As Lacy retraces her path, she spots the dart, picking it up exactly as a construction worker rounds the corner and almost runs into her. "Hey! What the hell?" He then pauses a moment, giving Lacy a good look, and a lecherous smile.

Lacy quickly and surreptitiously tries to pocket the dart before it is seen. "Have you seen a phone around here somewhere?" Lacy asks with a sheepish look on her expression. "I lost mine on my way to work and it's a company one." She does her best to look terrified.
Kaeli frowns as she thinks on Caine's words then shrugs. "There's a construction site nearby. That's where we grabbed him, actually. Could be he got hit by something falling from that? Might be too easy to verify. Otherwise… I don't know. We can dump him at work and have him remember being late and only just getting there, perhaps having caught a ride in the autocar of someone friendly enough to drive him there."

The worker looks over Lacy for a moment, then shakes his head. "Nah, no phone here. But I'll keep an eye out for it, whats your address, if I see it I'll bring it to you." He grins, apparently thinking he is clever about this.

Shoeshine says, "I can neutralize the narco and the tranq with stuff in my medkit. That'll bring him out of it. But if you're using real laes, that's rough stuff."

Caine nods "I'm going to use real Laes, but I can implant fake memories to replace whats missing. We can just leave it with laes, thats fine with me if you don't think a fake memory will work right."

Kaeli shrugs her shoulders and replies, "That's up to you. I don't know enough about this sort of thing to make a judgement on which method would be best. If it would be easiest just put in a memory of him being mugged, I'll swipe a few things from his pockets, punch him a couple times, and we can dump him in an alley."

Caine nods to Kaeli "That seems the best, it gives folks something to investigate, but cops care so little about muggings they wont look too deep."

Shoeshine says, "I like the mugging plan. Let's do it."
«Auto-Judge[]» Caine (#7926) rolls Sorcery + Sorcery Pool: 5 vs TN 5 for "Casting Alter Memory!":
1 1 2 3 4 4 4 5 5 7 11 = 4 Successes

Lacy gives out a random address that she saw from one of the nearby apartments - only two down from the target as it seems! "I'd better keep looking. Maybe I'll find it before I get to work and won't get fired. Thanks!" She says worriedly and then hurries onwards. Time to meander back to the meeting point.
«Auto-Judge[]» Caine (#7926) rolls Sorcery + Sorcery Pool: 5 - 4 vs TN 5 for "Casting Alter Memory! KP:2":
1 1 2 2 4 5 10 = 2 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Caine (#7926) rolls Sorcery + Sorcery Pool: 5 - 6 vs TN 5 for "Casting Alter Memory! KP:4":
2 2 3 4 5 = 1 Success
«Plot» Caine says, "7 Successes on the Alter Memory."

The worker nods, watching Lacy leave, well, watching a specific part of her as she leaves. Then she is out of the way, dart pocketed safely.

Caine pulls out a needle, injecting the laes into the target. After a moment, Caine then casts another spell, a dark shadow covering his features as he does. After about 30 seconds he sits back, nodding. "Its done, dump him, empty his pockets, and rough him up a bit. He will remember leaving home, getting jumped at the construction site, and then being knocked out."

Kaeli nods her head at Caine and asks, "Meeting you back at the pizza joint for pay when we're done?" Then she's moving to start getting the target back into Shoeshine's car.

Caine shakes his head, pulling three credsticks from a pocket. "Here you are, make sure the other girl gets hers, each one has your payment. After you dump him, thats the end of it."

Shoeshine helps with the lifting, and now it's back to driving. (After this is done, this car is going to go off the grid for a good long time. Maybe swap transponders and plates with his Warrens car.) Time to tool around loking for an appropriate low-camera alleyway for the dumping.
«Plot» Caine says, "Make a stealth roll to drop the guy off somewhere avoiding cameras."
«Auto-Judge[]» Kaeli (#11391) rolls Stealth:
2 3 3 4 13 20
«Plot» Caine says, "The dumping procedes without incident. Game Over!!!"



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