Dane: [GM] Can you guys like, do something. I'm really not comfortable RPing this very much.
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali sucks up some breath and nods to herself. "Well, we have to do something. Those insects just wrecked a whole town!"
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] Bailey nods. "An' I agree with that miss. But what exactly can we do?"
Ian: [Mari Shasho] Mari looks around a bit. "I kind of think this is one of those things we'll need help with. I mean, giant bugs aren't exactly normal."
Joe: [GR-210] GR-210 wiggles in Danielle's arms. "I see no reason to do anything, actually. We came here to find Dillon Johnson. We did. Granted he's less alive than before, but technically we succeeded."
Soo: [Kali dVostog] "Actually, GR's attempt at cowardice gives me an idea."
Ian: [Mari Shasho] Mari nods and smiles. "All ears ma'am!"
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali starts to gesture and talk, half her gestures missing since she's still not used to being one-armed. "So Johnson was here for some kind of expedition to that tomb. We should look into what he knew about it. Maybe go back to Imperian City and dig into Johnson's past a bit."
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] "But I thought he was kidnapped? Or have we worked around that now?"
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali waves her finger. "I think that we were on to something when we thought he wasn't kidnapped. He was killed by a shotgun, not a bug so maybe he got betrayed by his co-conspirators. Johnson was wealthy, so it's possible he was duped into being the financial backer for the project."
Ian: [Mari Shasho] Mari scratches her head. "So a wealthy businessman gets involved with... something and then that group betrays him and accidentally unleashes a hoard of giant bugs that wipe out cities?"
Soo: [OOC] I think I'm on a logic roll!
Joe: [OOC] Dane's quiet while plot is being discussed, which usually means you're so dead on he's rapidly trying to change it so you're not right.
Dane: [GM] I am not!
Joe: [OOC] And he's denying it which means you're so correct he can't figure out how to mask it.
Soo: [OOC] Wouldn't being on track be a good thing?
Kyle: [OOC] RPG players are dangerous animals Soo. If we get too much momentum, we're exceedingly lethal. A GM relies on the group being mildly confused to keep control over them.
Ian: [OOC] That makes people who run tabletop games sound kind of evil Kyle.
Dane: [GM] Wait, we aren't?
Soo: [OOC] I didn't think so.
Dane: [GM] We're not so much evil, really, as we are omnipotent beings. This tends to manifest either as a sort of malicious indifference or as an urge to act as the group's guardian angel and save them from risky events.
Soo: [OOC] Which are you?
Joe: [OOC] Did you see any deus ex machina keeping Kali's arm attached?
Dane: [GM] Like I said, I'm not evil, just indifferent.
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] Bailey cracks his back. "Well I think the missus is on'ta somethin'. Les' git back to Imperian City an' look in'tah Mr. Johnson's background."
Joe: [OOC] OOOH! Does that mean what I think it means?
Kyle: [OOC] Sigh, yes Joe. We're going to break in to someone's house in a crowded city.
Joe: [OOC] Can we burgle? I want to burgle me some burgle-ables!
Ian: [OOC] Sure.
Soo: [OOC] Why is breaking into someone's house so exciting?
Joe: [OOC] First you get to bypass security and whatnot. Then you get to steal stuff. Then, if you're super-lucky, someone calls the cops and we get to have an epic shoot-out or police chase!
Ian: [OOC] And that's a good thing?
Joe: [OOC] Is if you're me. Dane may be some cosmic, unknowable being, but I'm a beautifully simple collection of violent urges. He's a book of infinite volumes, I'm a pamphlet full of crime-scene photos and pornography.