Saturday, May 8, 2021

CHASE THE BLACK RABBIT

Own work.

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WANTED


By order of the λ Serpentis Colonial Protectorate

Anticitizen terrorist cell "BLACK RABBIT COMPANY"

For crimes as follows:

  • Self-theft and violation of indenture contract
  • Affiliation with seditionist Peoples' Liberation Army
  • Murder of Protectorate peacekeepers
  • Assassination of a Protectorate district director
  • Kidnapping of Protectorate party members
  • Further acts of violence against state-sanctioned corporate entities
  • Theft and desecration of state property including piracy
  • Possession and distribution of seditious materials and memetics
  • Possession and distribution of banned cultural materials
  • Smuggling across district borders
  • Attack of Border Stability Enforcement migrant unperson detainment facility.
  • Aiding and abetting transfer of unpersons across district borders
  • Possession of fissile materials
  • Copyright violation

REWARD 1.5 mCr per head deceased, 3 mCr alive

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A while back on twitter, I mentioned that I was working on an adventure for Mothership called CHASE THE BLACK RABBIT, starring SCP-2085. While it (like everything else) is on a bit of slowdown, and I am wondering if it's even going to end up as Mothership, but the premade characters are done so why not share them? Good way to keep my own interest in something going.

Several of the items and modules come from my prior new equipment post. To better reflect the fact that they are combat cyborgs, I rolled 8d10 for the catgirls' stats and rounded to the nearest 5 for simplicity's sake. I tried to keep everything else within normal Mothership rules, but there are a few fudgings here and there.

The end goal is to provide a series of short scenarios that can be strung together in any amount - the more you do, the more fun toys you have for the final mission (stealing a spaceship, naturally), but the higher the odds are of a Protectorate kill team dropping in to complicate matters. But that's for later. For now...


Let the Voice of Love Take You Higher...

You are the Black Rabbit Company: a quintet of (radical anarchist) cyborg catgirls plus one guy in a spacesuit (with a silly hat). 

You were grown in a lab (and then broke out). You were meant to be trophy pieces for corporate oligarchs (fuck that). Those responsible are either dead or scattered to the solar winds (you did that).

Wizard has horrific space cancer (which might be an embryonic horrific space god). He's holding out okay.

A cage has been made of the world, and you are going to fight tooth and nail until you can break above the clouds and breathe free under the stars.


λ Serpentis d VII (LS-D7)


Gravity - 0.78 G

Climate - Warm; dry, with intermittent rainy seasons

Atmosphere - Breathable

Orbit - Stanford torii (6). Bernal sphere (1). Surface-orbit transit via space elevator (2) and skyhook (4). FTL interdiction network in place.

A rocky moon of a temperate, midsize gas giant. Smaller than Earth, though the tidal forces of its parent and the sibling moons keep the core sufficiently active to maintain an atmosphere. Was terraformed via seedship centuries before the first human colonists arrived - the atmosphere is maintained at human-comfortable composition and density by automated aerostat array. Life has been successfully introduced to the oceans, but soil composition has remained a major barrier to the introduction of a terrestrial biosphere - the only major successes have been a variant of the dragon blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari) and some xeric shrubs and grasses.

The Colonial Protectorate originally had a time limit - it was supposed to transition to a more open government after a predetermined level of self-sustainability was met. That date has come and gone and the Overseer Board has refused to disband, justifying their decision with claims that the initial requirements were inadequate and the new ones have not been met. They have since used the colony's security force and corporate partners to enforce increasingly draconian controls on the populace. Resistance efforts have boiled over into open and organized conflict after a massacre of protestors.

It's not your home, but you've allied yourself with the People's Liberation Army all the same. 


The Black Rabbits (Plus Wizard)

 

BOSS

Commander


Callsign: KUSANAGI


Patch: "HYPERION 144M"


Trinket: Engraved bottle opener: "Cat Herder"


Psychological Profile: Ignore 1 Panic roll per session at the cost of gaining 5 stress.

Aptitude Scores: 
[45 / 45 / 40 / 55] 
[30 / 35 / 30 / 35]


Skillset

  • Command +20%
  • Firearms +15%
  • CQC +15%
  • Athletics +10%
  • Tactics +10%


Installed Cyberware

  • OGRE
 (Heads up display & video recorder)
  • Cyberbrain (Data storage, slicksocket, terminal jack)
  • Molly Module (2d10, bleed on crit)


Installed Slickware

  • TACNET (Encrypted comm network)

Equipment


  • Pulse Rifle (5d10)
  • Revolver (3d10)

  • Standard Battle Dress (+10% Armor)
  • Antique (Functional) Cavalry Saber (4d5)
  • Combat Knife (2d10) 

Character Traits

  • Big sister of the group.
  • Practical & professional. Aura of command.
  • True believer in the cause. Started this whole thing.
  • Keeps the Company running smoothly.
  • Not called "The Major" for no reason.


MOMOKO

Combat Specialist


Callsign: ICHIBAN


Patch: "BIG GUN"


Trinket: Pin-up poster (self)


Psychological Profile: Can reduce group Stress by 1d5 during downtime

Aptitude Scores: 
[60 (70) / 45 / 30 / 50]
 [25 / 30 / 35 / 40]

Skillset

  • Firearms +20%

  • CQC +15%
  • Linguistics +15%

  • 0-G +10%

  • Rimwise +10%


Installed Cyberware

  • OGRE
 (Heads up display & video recorder)
  • Cyberbrain
 (Data storage, slicksocket, terminal jack)
  • Molly Module
 (2d10, bleed on crit)
  • Spinal Rig (+10 Strength)

Installed Slickware


  • TACNET


 (Encrypted comm network)

Equipment


  • Handcannon (As shotgun, one handed)

  • Riot Shield (+10% armor, +20% with wall)

  • Standard Battle Dress (+10% Armor)
  • TrashKid (Cyber-vandalism + graffitti tagger)

Character Traits

  • Resident big cheerful meathead.
  • Not nearly as dumb as she appears.
  • Having the time of her life.
  • Sings the body electric.
  • Here to provide comic relief and additional violence.
  • Guns! She loves guns.
  • Absolutely no shame.


HANA

Field Medic+ Demolitions

Callsign: MINNIE-MAE

Patch: Icon of Kannon


Trinket: Tin of herbal teas


Psychological Profile: [-] to Fear saves made while alone or with 1 companion. [+] on Fear saves with 2+ companions.

Aptitude Scores: 
[40 / 45 / 45 / 40] 
[35 / 30 / 30 / 35]


Skillset

  • Firearms +10%

  • CQC +10%

  • First Aid +20%

  • Driving +15%

  • Explosives +15%


Installed Cyberware

  • OGRE
 (Heads up display & video recorder)
  • Cyberbrain

  • Molly Module
 (2d10, bleed on crit)

Installed Slickware


  • TACNET


 (Encrypted comm network)
  • Babelfish (Translation software)

Equipment


  • SMG (4d10)

  • Revolver (3d10)

  • Standard Battle Dress (+10% Armor) 
  • Medkit x 3
  • Adrenaline syringe x 3
  • Grenade (real) x2
  • Grenade (fake) x2
  • Plastic explosive brick x1

Character Traits

  • The closest to 'normal'.
  • Slow to violence, generally mild.
  • The conscience of the Company.
  • Best able to interact with people on the outside.
  • Often underestimated
  • Can be a real firecracker if she gets riled up.


NANAMI

Tech Specialist


Callsign: TSARMINA


Patch: "LENIN TAKE THE WHEEL"

Trinket: Pamphlet: “Breathing Exercises and Anger Management”

Psychological Profile: 
[+] to Combat rolls for remainder of encounter after succeeding on a Panic roll.

Aptitude Scores: [40 / 45 / 55 / 40] [25 / 40 / 35 / 30]


Skillset

  • Firearms +10%

  • Computers +15%

  • Hacking +20%

  • Slickwise +15%
  • Cybernetics +10%


Installed Cyberware


  • OGRE
 (Heads up display & video recorder)
  • Cyberbrain (Data storage, slicksocket, terminal jack)
  • Molly Module
 (2d10, bleed on crit)

Installed Slickware


  • TACNET


 (Encrypted comm network)
  • Machine Code (Speak with AI. SAN save: 1 stress / hour on success, 1/min on fail)

Equipment

  • SMG (4d10)

  • Revolver (3d10)
  • Brickboy (Dongle that fries hardware on trigger)
  • Snatcher (Copies databank, deletes original, 1d10 rounds)
  • Node Detector (Detects all nodes in 50m)
  • "HOLY DIVER CUSTOM" deck (5 slots)
    • born2dieWorldIsaFuck.exe 
      • (H-Type Siren-Somatic Cognitohazard) Save vs violent, painful diarrhea.
    • russian_national_anthem_intensifies.exe
      • (A-Type Basilisk/Siren-Psyche Cognitohazard) Save vs episode of sudden, intense loyalty to a very loose interpretation of the Soviet Union. Effected androids will be beset by bad accents, call everyone comrade, and immediately ally themselves with anyone who can spin what they're doing as 'for the glory of communism'.
    • Ripper 2 (Brute force password cracker, 3d10 rounds)
    • Icebreaker (1 use - Converts Secure Node into Unsecure)
    • Partition Program (1 use - permits testing of suspicious software in safe environment)

Character Traits

  • Fucking pissed.
  • God damn she is angry.
  • Doesn't have the emotional maturity to channel that anger constructively
  • Propensity for silly costumes and putting on a character. Current favorite "The Commissar".
  • Shitposter supreme
  • Would like the rest of the world to fuck off forever and leave her alone.
  • Maybe live up in a castle on top of a mountain, playing the organ menacingly.
  • Kept from complete self-destruction by the others.

 

TOMI

Sniper-Scout


Callsign: RIZA


Patch: Bullet ringed by laurel crown


Trinket: Trashy, incredibly gay historical romance novel

Psychological Profile: Lose 1d5 Stress if you succeed at a Sanity save.

Aptitude Scores: [35 / 40 / 40 / 45] [40 / 40 / 25 / 25]


Skillset


  • Weapon Specialization (Sniper Rifle) +20%

  • Weapon Specialization (Revolver) +15%, 2 attacks / turn

  • Athletics +10%
  • Mechanical Repair +10%

  • Psychology +15%


Installed Cyberware


  • OGRE
 (Heads up display & video recorder)
  • Cyberbrain (Data storage, slicksocket, terminal jack)
  • Molly Module (2d10, bleed on crit)

Installed Slickware


  • TACNET 


(Encrypted comm network)

Equipment


  • Revolver x2 (3d10)

  • Smart Rifle (1d10)

  • Cuttlefish Cloak (Adaptive color and texture)
  • Splintermask (Obfuscates camera recordings, stresses androids)

Character Traits

  • Monotone drawl.
  • Sleeps all the time.
  • Odious personal habits.
  • Cold and aloof.
  • Avoids emotional vulnerability, even with the others.
  • Likes getting under people's skin for kicks.

 

WIZARD 

Space Wizard / Mascot


Callsign: WHISKEY


Patch: "よ 魔法使い!" ("Yo, Mahoutsukai!")


Trinket: Damaged multitool


Psychological Profile: reroll effect on the Panic table once per session

Aptitude Scores: [25 / 30 / 40 / 20] [30 / 35 / 25 / 30]


Skillset

  • 0-G +10%
  • Piloting +10%
  • Scavenging +15%

  • Jury-Rigging +15%

  • Science (Player choice) or Rimwise +20%


Installed Cyberware

  • 
Extensive medical apparatus containing METASTATIC ANOMALY 001.

Equipment


  • Civilian revolver (3d10)
  • Pain Pills x6
  • TACNET headset (Encrypted comm network)

Character Traits

  • Had a normal life once; doesn't ever talk about it. Likely not great.
  • Got swept up in all this by a chance encounter.
  • Is here because he can't sit around and do nothing.
  • Fully devoted to the Space Wizard persona.
  • Sees self as symbol for heroism in the face of a terrible world.
  • Dying of space cancer. Time left, uncertain.


Red

There is a knotted bundle of carbon fibers buried in Wizard's spine, burrowing its way into his organs. It is kept at bay through an elaborate, slapdash, series of implants.

This is Red. It is alive, it is alien, and it hates. It is a thing of ancient despair. It's the antithesis to life. It's an anti-spiral in a tumor.

So long as the implants hold, Red is impotent - trapped lurking in the background of wizard's mind and only pushing through to the surface in times of crisis. When Wizard critically fails a panic check OR rolls doubles on a Panic Table result, he cannot use his reroll. Instead of the listed effect, Red is able to temporarily overpower Wizard. This will immediately trigger a Fear or instinct save on all parties present and deal half of Wizard's current health as damage to him. One of these seizure episodes will last for 2d5 turns before Red is brought back under control.


Nun Better

A food truck and your current base of operations. There is a cheerful cartoon nun painted on the side, holding a plate of tamales. One of you has added an eyepatch and "Jesus says Fuck the police" to her apron.

You have a hoard of ordinary equipment and ammunition within Nun Better, as well as some leftover condiments.You could conceivably attach a mounted weapon to it somewhere. You've added some reinforcement to the insides and souped up the engine, but it's not a tank or anything. Sr. Maria Margarita Chao has not let you down yet.

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And there we go. Absolute, unrepentant goofiness. Also something of a sequel to the other post about radical anarchist catgirls, because I am nothing if not dedicated to a bit. 


9 comments:

  1. I love that goofy-ass article

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  2. 2085 is lovely but always seemed incogregrous even in the multigenred world of the scp

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  3. "russian_national_anthem_intensifies.exe

    (A-Type Basilisk/Siren-Psyche Cognitohazard) Save vs episode of sudden, intense loyalty to the Soviet Union."

    This seems like a bad idea for a bunch of anarchists to use

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    1. Nanami is many things, and "a woman who is good at thinking through the consequences of her actions" is not one of them.

      I did tweak it a bit to adjust.

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  4. This is the biggest Trans Mood I have ever seen.

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  5. Pure gold, 100%. I love all of them and want them to succeed.

    If F R I E N D tries to use them, things are going to blow up spectacularly.

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    1. Oh man dealing with FRIEND would swiftly turn into the ultimate cat and mouse game.

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  6. Three questions:
    1. Yesyesyesyessssss
    2. What's a Molly Module exactly?
    3. What does [u]1d10[/u] mean?

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    1. 1) YEYEYEYEYEYEYEYEYE
      2) Retractable claws on the fingertips, named after Molly Millions from Neuromancer who had a similar enhancement.
      3)In moSH parlance, that's 1d10 X 10

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