Nightclub and Meeting spot for the Bounty Hunters guild
20191230_230839 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
Bob arrives at the drop point.. Having ditched the others on his last contract.. He meets his handler for exchange and payment
20191230_230921 by Kastrenzo, on Flickr
He drops them on the table
20191230_231514 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrBob: Two unregistered teleporter crystals... as requested..
Handler: very good...
She slides two cases across the table
20191230_234316 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrHandler: And your payment.. Also... if you feel like going back to Vostok... there's another job... from the same client.
Bob: That's generally a bad idea, same client, same place.... what the hell is it anyway?
She slams a projector onto the table
20191230_234344 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrHandler: Look, The client has requested that if I tell you anything more at this point, I've gotta sign you up.. The only other thing I can tell you without crossing that line, is that it's a bank job..
Bob: Tell them an additional 20%, and I'll do it.. otherwise, good day..
Handler:.. I'll cover it. done.
She turns the projector on
20191230_234646 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrTarget is an unlicensed OT-Stonesl.. a highly powerful and unstable element
20191230_234716 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrBob: OT Stones, Teleporter rocks... all unlicensed if I didnt know any better, I'd think someone was using us to get gear for an even bigger job..
He then notices a second glass behind the bottles.. he moves them out of the way.. looking at the Handler with some concern
20191230_234905 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrBob: Is there someone sitting there?...
Out of thin air, a golden clad ancient appears
20191230_235005 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrRona: Damn... he's good!... OK OK ya got me...
Bob: Uh, it wasn't that hard... clean up after yourself and then maybe people wont notice the cloaked chick sitting in the middle of the room. I thought you types were all dead?
20191231_000234 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrRona: Hardly... Anwar is a ruin, and the Administration is dead.. along with most of my kind.. sure. But some still remain, although we have shall we say... conflicting agendas since the fall of the Council...
Since you're already in it for the long haul, and assuming you don't want me to kill you now for backing out.. I'll give you some more information on your task.. The Bank you're breaking into.. the owners of the crystals you stole.. they're a secretive and criminal corporate organization known as the Syndikat. Land barons and Industrial Moguls who have been a poison on the realm for years, operating in the shadows, employing everything from hired killers like yourselves, to brutish fiends and everything inbetween...
Bob: You're pulling a job on the Syndikat with this stuff?
Rona: Not at all!.. eversince the collapse of the gates... and dare I say, society as a whole. Rare resources like Kobalt, Vortek.. Amethyst.. and for sure anything of the OT variety is cataloged almost the second it gets picked out of a mine!.. I need supplies from off the grid if I'm going to lead an operation against the heart of that morbid Imperiya!... What do you know of the Imperiya, boy?
Bob: That they like to drop bombs on people...
20191231_000545 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrRona: That is true.. but on the grander scale, their armies had been relatively quiet for an unusually long time... Then after the collapse..Let's just say that Sergachev is on a warpath... he's looking for something.. or someone.. and destroying a lot of the worthwhile parts of the realm in the process... And if I don't stop him.. I at least intend to find out what he's after!
20191231_001329 by Kastrenzo, on FlickrRona: So! return to Vostok. Break into the Syndikat Bank.. steal the OT stone.. and try not to attract too much attention along the way!... and I'd really appreciate it if you don't blow the place up. I hear they just built a fancy new police station... I'd really hate to see that get damaged.. The Council may be gone.. but those OSKOM sods really are trying to keep things how they think we'd have wanted!...
Oh.. and if you're returning to Vostok.. you're going to need a new look...and a new alias too!... you're a wanted man!
Bob: Basil...That's it.
Rona: Basil it is!
Bob, now Basil.. uses the Vostok L-Gate to teleport in... clad in new armor, gear, and a new look.