Dane: [GM] You guys want to get started on that quest and all?
Dane: [GM] Well too bad if you didn't because it's starting now anyway. You're outside Trant's building in the compound. You were given a map to follow to the supposed site of the temple and strict orders not to tell anyone else. Trant probably wants to keep the temple news secret from the main body of the cultists in case it turns out to be a dead lead.
Joe: [OOC] This is a quest starring us. It won't be a dead lead but it might lead to some dead, if you catch my meaning.
Dane: [GM] A familiar woman in a robe slinks up to you. It's the technician from the Watch again. "The bug you planted is working excellently. We're getting lots of great data."
Kyle: [OOC] Hey it's Techie.
Soo: [OOC] She's so awesome.
Joe: [OOC] Hold up guys, I need to test something.
Joe: [Lord Beefstorm] Lord Beefstorm walks right up to the woman and says. "You were about to tell us your real name."
Soo: [OOC] Deception rolls are not mind control, seriously.
Joe: [OOC] Much like poison and high explosives, the utility of deception is limited only by your vision for application.
[Dane] ROLLS. [GM] RECEIVES RESULTS.
Dane: [GM] The woman looks a bit confused as to why she would be having this discussion in the mission. "Tess Chie."
Kyle: [OOC] Hah! I knew Dane didn't have a name for her.
Dane: [GM] It's called rolling with the punches Kyle.
Joe: [Lord Beefstorm] Beefstorm bows. "Right then, Tess. Welcome to the team."
Ian: [OOC] I'm a bit lost.
Joe: [OOC] Beefstorm got the points GR-210 would have earned for the last mission in order to keep all the characters even. I chose to spend them on a fresh follower character. I figure this is as good an option as any. We don't have a mechanically-minded character yet.
Soo: [OOC] Still, I don't think the follower mechanics translate to "You get to steal a random side-character".
Dane: [GM] Tess nods her head. "Not quite sure why I shouldn't keep minding the transmissions but I guess I should come along. What's the op?"
Joe: [OOC] "A bit of a foray into the mountains. Bring your hiking boots. Oh and your name is stupid so we're going to call you Techie."
Joe: [OOC] I'll get started drumming up some stats for her. I had originally planned on using the "beast friend" modifier to get a squirrel as a follower or something. Was going to name him Mister Chitters.
Ian: [OOC] That's arguably the only thing dumber than this idea.
Kyle: [OOC] We could always rename Techie to Mister Chitters.
Soo: [OOC] Don't encourage this, Kyle.
Kyle: [OOC] Look guys, this character has one trait that I really like, okay?
Ian: [OOC] That she's not Danielle?
Kyle: [OOC] Damn-effin'-right.