Thursday, February 17, 2011

[Aftermath!] GURPS Operation Morpheus, Session 5, Part 2

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Session Five: Part 2: "Somebody's Crying" (April 5, 2104)

Important PCs: James (S), Bill (X), Bob (E), Alexis (C).

Important NPCs: Robbie the PolRob, Nasdaq the Robot, Miles Dayton, Rich Johnson, Amanda Hayes, John Ritter, Matt Borselli, PhD Physics, Captain Adele Droblas, RAA Captain and SUR Commander, Lt. Mike Garrison, Uni Militia, Corporal Jones, and various other Uni Survivors.

The next morning, the Group awakens and James notices that Bob has dirty feet and calves. He casually asks if Bob had been sleepwalking again and Bob says that he actually was taken from Anderson Stuart by two MilRobs to the Sydney University Regiment (SUR) Building. That wakes James and the rest of the Group up quickly.

Bob tells his story and leaves nothing out, showing the video disks to the Group. James asks Alexis why she didn't tell the rest of them about this situation and Alexis says that she believes that her life was in danger. Both Bob and James believe that the *someone* who Alexis was communicating with is not the University Defense Computer (UDC) who 'contacted' Bob. Bob is also convinced that they are being observed through the security cameras - who else would have known about his Reactor training with Andy?

Since Bob has a Gold/1 Military Key Card clearance, Alexis gets Bob to open the high security files about alternate realities/quantum physics/dimensional travel. It turns out that these files are not theoretical in nature but experimental! Amid diagrams of various devices, they find a picture of President George W. Bush shaking hands with President George W. Bush! Alexis brings the files to Matt in Supply. Matt contacts the others in the Science department for assistance, then bothers to ask if these are on the QT. Alexis says just to limit access.

James calls up Miles and Group A to talk to Amanda who was on night watch. Amanda tells them that nothing happened during the night. James talks to Robbie and Nasdaq and both robots state that two Anderson Stuart SecRobs entered the area and departed. They rush to the Security Station and play back the security tapes. On the tapes two unknown robots enter the area and escort/carry the sleeping Bob out, right past Robbie and Nasdaq and synchronized to avoid Amanda on her patrols. The fact that *whoever* arranged this did not doctor the tapes means it was either purposefully left there or it was sloppy work. The Group determines that this was a purposeful action leaving the tape intact.

Since Bob entered SUR and now has a Gold/1 Military Key Card, the Group believes that they can now enter SUR again and so prepare for that. James asks Miles if his Group has anything on their docket today, which Miles responds that nothing that couldn't be put off till later. Bill believing that the Group is leaving soon goes to the garage and gets in the car.

James goes to Captain Droblas's office and talks to Captain Droblas and Lt. Garrison. He explains that he believes that an unknown enemy has control of the Anderson Stuart computer and security cameras/lasers. He demands that the Ethernet link be severed and the security cameras/lasers be disassembled. Captain Droblas takes his suggestions under advisement but responds that the orders to disassemble the cameras/lasers and sever the Ethernet link is up to the Uni Survivors Council - the military is subordinate to the civilian authority.

James exits the Captain's office and calls Bill on the radio, telling him to get down to the Captain's office on the third floor of Anderson Stuart ASAP. He then turns to Corporal Jones beside the Captain's door and tells him that the Captain wants to see him.

Entering the Captain's office again, James draws his pistol on his superior officers and orders Captain Droblas, Lt. Garrison and Corporal Jones to stand down. He states that he is arresting the Captain because he believes the Captain, the SUR commander, has violated two sections of Article 99 (Misbehavior before the Enemy) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

End of Session Five

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