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Jun 23, 2021 7:35 PM
Julie has a medical emergency. And several other emergencies.
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What now they're psychic?

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It seems encouraging that they are claiming not to have nuked the Cant but what are the odds there are two different secret unknown factions with bizarre unexplained abilities running around.

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She doesn't bother with anything else, yet, just commands them to follow her until they reach the third crewmember on the next floor, at which point she starts throwing together some simple physical restraints with mage-energies. It's not like these people have any Gifts to resist with, and it's less invasive than leaving set-commands on them.

...She does think to look for weapons, first, both with her eyeballs and via a bit of digging in their minds. 

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One of them has a Martian machine gun slung over his shoulder. The others aren't armed.

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She relieves him of the gun and makes sure all three are very restrained and then takes off the set-commands. :I apologize for that: No reason not to be polite; the assumption is that these people are Julie's allies, after all. 

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Elsewhere, the mage-Farseer is still hustling the woman toward Nayoki's current location. 

Have the Healer and her mage-partner managed to find a route to the sleeping person yet? 

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These people consider the apology bullshit.

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"Who the fuck are you."

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"How did you board the Roci?"

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A route to the bunks has been found!

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She doesn't understand the language at all but she can pick up the meanings from their surface thoughts okay. 

:My name is Nayoki. I work for a man named Leareth. We are both from - another world, one we call Velgarth. The Anubis landed there - by accident, somehow - and eventually we found a way to travel here, by magic, to - pass on warning about the protomolecule. But it seems you are already aware of that threat?: 

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(The sleeping person is compulsioned to HOLD STILL and then woken with a firm Mindtouch.) 

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"Okay, here's an idea, what if you stop saying things that don't make any sense and try, instead, saying things that do make sense."

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Sleeping person wakes! He's so confused!

 

 

(His eye collects an urgent report for his superiors...)

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The 'eye' shows up to Healing Sight as...not biological? Which is honestly REALLY COOL and the Healer immediately wants to ask so many questions about medical technology here. 

:What is your name and role on this ship?: she asks instead, since his surface thoughts are not immediately informative. 

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"Urgh what - uh. Kenzo. I just ended up here by accident, I'm not even with them - who are you with -"

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:That’s none of your business right now: the Healer says, because this is easier than trying to figure out how much Leareth would be okay with her saying. :Who are you with, if not them?:

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"Nobody! I just had to get out of town in a hurry and stowed away on this ship!" He's lying.

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This seems really complicated! She feels so unqualified to deal with it! The mage she's with doesn't have any more training in interrogating prisoners than she does - that's a different team, generally - and he's not a Mindspeaker. 

:You're lying: she says coldly to the captive. :How did you really end up on this ship: 

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"Are you Earthers, who do you work for -"

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:Not Earth. No one you know, I imagine. Why are you here: 

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"I don't want any trouble. I'm going to get off the ship as soon as we get to Eros."

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Sigh. This is impossible. Maybe she can just...leave it...and make Nayoki come back. 

:Stay here -: she starts. :- Oh, wait. Your eye - whose medical technology is that? Does this ship have a medic, do they have access to that kind of tech, if not who would, where...?: 

She does, after all, have two critically ill patients, both of whom might benefit from medical technology that can provide REPLACEMENT ORGANS - if they do eyes can they do hearts -

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Ah shit they noticed. Most people don't. "It's a prosthetic," he lies. "I was injured in a car accident, a couple decades ago." It's a video recorder. It reports to his boss.

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. 

(She is not trained for spy work, and is mostly internally screaming and, in the background, disappointed that it's apparently NOT amazing medical technology.) 

She manages to think on her feet. 

:Oh, right. That's very neat: 

Is it reporting to his boss RIGHT NOW? She really hopes that he knows whether or not it is and that she'll be able to find it in his surface thoughts by staring a bit closer. 

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