June 8th, 2072
Welcome to this exciting third entry of Fox Tales.
To those of you who haven’t visited my little corner of the ‘trix before, I’m Kit. I’m relatively new to the exciting city of Boston!
I don’t know about you, but I like puzzles. I heard about a neat little puzzle on the streets which was paying 2500 nuyen!
That’s like a month of REAL food, none of that flavorless soy. This mysterious person named Tarot was giving out cards that had puzzles to be solved.
A bunch of people tried to solve it on their own, but some guy who called himself Etrine on the ‘trix tried to gather people to work on it together. He didn’t show up, unless he was that guy Apollo who seemed to take charge…
But anyways… I showed up since it sounded like it might be fun (and the food). I was right! It was hilarious, Apollo and Time-san stood around arguing what to do while Z-san (not the automaker!) went full VR in the middle of the street. I had fun with his pockets (and I gave everything back!)
Apollo seemed to be the leader. He was the mage and I think he’s rich. He’s nice, I guess, he did give me food and all, but he also kind of scares me. He wants to study me, nothing yaoi or anything… I think he’s interested in the awakened world. I’ll have to ask oneesan about it.
I had a hard time with Time-san’s name. I can write it though, Chronos, he was also a mage. I don’t think he likes being alone, he always had a friend with him in the astral plane.
Finally was Z-san. I can’t actually remember his name, that’s why he’s Z-san. He did most of the real work, I think. He could talk and played with computers. He seems like he might be fun to tease.
Get this – everyone was so busy babbling away in the street that we got attacked by a SWARM of plague rats. These things were nasty! You could see through their skin. Their bite kind of hurt, and made you feel a bit sick. Fortunately I heal fast, and Apollo was nice enough to get me the antidote from his friend. Time-san blew them all away! And me too… GLARE! I don’t recover from magic fast… I had to sleep it off.
After that we wizened up and went somewhere safer to talk (sleep). Then we went to a nearby U-Store-It facility to get this really neat box. The box was part of some weird sort of ritual. We used it to purify a really NASTY place. Just being near Pier 201 made me feel sick and weak… It was toxic, I had to bring a gas mask! But the box made it all better. And the box had some neat loot in it.
The mages stared at it and told me the basics of what it was. I didn’t look closely because there were a bunch of blight gators charging at us (they tasted nasty by the way). The charms were basically portable spirit pacts. They made you more stubborn when you held them. I sold mine for LOTS of money. I might be able to buy some real gear now!
You know what else? Its REALLY hard to fight as a human! My punches seem to do nothing! Even when I’m on FIRE! Plus there’s a lot of times when I don’t want to be in hand to claw with them… Like those rats. YUCK. I’ve found a local archery shop where I can buy a crossbow and practice shooting. Just you wait! Soon you’ll see me tail held high, sturdy army vest, and crossbow in my paws! (and don’t forget the reflective shades to finish off the image)
That’s all for now! Sayonara!
OOC Info Follows
- Zeta Epsilon (transferred XP from Garage Sale)
- Chronos (transferred XP from Garagae Sale)
- 2500 nuyen each
- 2 Karma base for everyone (Apollo lost 1 due to karma drain)
- Carved Agate charm. The charm is crudely carved into the shape of a person. (Kit sold his to Zeta for 1550 nuyen)