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Re: A Walk In The Shadows (Inex, CLOSED)
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2018, 04:47:32 AM »
"Hello Julia of the Haema Foundation, I'm Amane," she said extending her hand for a handshake as the larger man brought her an almond granita with a fresh oyster on top.
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Re: A Walk In The Shadows (Inex, CLOSED)
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2018, 07:35:50 PM »
It was her, then. Maria felt a small moment of satisfaction at meeting such an elusive character. The truth was, she'd been interested in Amane for some time -- in a world where her information brokering provided a clear picture of many who's-who's, stumbling across the trail of someone who left no record of their appearance was both startling and thrilling. Putting the pieces together had started as a mere business curiosity, wanting to make sure she wasn't missing anything or anyone in her considerations, but it had gradually become more of a... a hobby, honestly. It was like trying to solve a detective story. How "the invisible girl" she keep such a low profile while operating in a world where info was often more valuable than money, while studying at Beacon no less? Was Amane an ace hacker, or connected to one? In some sort of strange witness protection scheme turned freelance operation? Did her Semblance turn her literally invisible? There were easily a dozen or more questions Maria wanted to ask in that moment as she took and warmly shook Amane's offered hand... but none were appropriate to the moment, and most revealed far too much of her own interest to be suitable for business.

"A pleasure to meet you, Amane. My employer is a big fan of your work. According to her, you're quite the artist." Taking the seat opposite Amane, she put her ice cream down on the table and then placed a small, high-tech looking disc-shaped device down next to it. The tap of a button and a green light in the center lit up. "Ah, much better. This," She gestured to the contraption. "Is a privacy field generator. It acts a bit like noise cancelling, except that instead of nullifying sound it scrambles it according to pre-programmed algorithms. Anyone more than a few feet away will think I'm interviewing you in a vaguely Vacuan-sounding language, thus allowing us to discuss the matter at hand without risk of eavesdropping. Just act like it's an academic interview, please." She scooped up a spoonful of gelato, finding she quite enjoyed the taste. "I must say, you certainly know your frozen treats, Ms. Petrichor."

Reaching into her pocket, she produced several high-value Lien cards and placed them discreetly in reach of Amane. "This is thanks for meeting with me, especially on such short notice. The Lady of a Thousand Faces is a firm believer in establishing good rapport with everyone she does business with, so that's yours to keep regardless of whether or not you accept the job."

"Now, I'm sure you have questions."
Maria brought another delicious spoonful to her lips, savoring it a moment before adding. "Feel free."
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Re: A Walk In The Shadows (Inex, CLOSED)
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2018, 10:19:42 PM »
Amane nods, "Ko jai láew." While Julia of the Haema Foundation comments on her taste in desserts, Amane takes the oyster and a scoop of the almond granita. "Gin hi a-ri!" She eats the entire bite, savoring the fresh, salty ocean taste of the oyster and the sweet taste of the almond, the two flavors coming together in an unusual but pleasant marriage.

Watching the woman place the Lien cards on the table, Amane accepts them discreetly and nods. "Thank you." She didn't need it but perhaps Mozetti could find a good use for it later. "So Julia, what sort of work do you do for the Haema Foundation?"
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Re: A Walk In The Shadows (Inex, CLOSED)
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2018, 12:34:05 PM »
Maria couldn't help but be impressed by Amane's language skills -- at first she'd worried that the device was malfunctioning, but Amane really was fluent, it seemed. A talented young woman, to be sure. "You could say I do a little bit of everything; arrangements, book keeping, acquisitions, enforcement, whatever The Lady has need of. She's chiefly in the business of connections, you see, bringing together those seeking opportunity with those seeking talent. I'm sure you get the picture." She continued to savor the crimson-and-white treat as she spoke. "In this particular case she has a client whose interests lie right here in Vale... and she believes that local talent would suit the job best."

"As I understand it, you're a student at Beacon, yes? Tell me, what do you know about a recent addition to the staff... one Budonoki Sophos?"
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Beacon Student: Rory Vogel, "The Scarlet Shield" ~ 1st Year, Team VCVS

Shade Student: Sean Acacia, "Grenadier" ~ 1st Year



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Beacon Teacher / Experimental Botanist: Dr. Budonoki Sophos, Medical & Wilderness Specialist

Baker / Retired Huntsman: Alec Chadwick, owner of 'Fabled Goods' bakery

Pirate / Freelancer: Captain Cordell of the Red Corsair ~ Available For Hire!

Mercenary / Infiltrator: Micah Sere AKA "Prowler" ~ Danger, Avoid If Possible

Mercenary / Infiltrator: Maria Sanguine AKA "Bloody Mary" ~ Underworld operative, "The Lady of a Thousand Faces"

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Re: A Walk In The Shadows (Inex, CLOSED)
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2018, 02:43:26 AM »
"What would you like to know about Professor Sophos?" Amane asks, then takes another bite of almond granita.
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Re: A Walk In The Shadows (Inex, CLOSED)
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2018, 01:21:32 PM »
Maria smiled, a particular kind of a smile that suggested that Amane had struck upon a subject of interest. "Oh, I already know a great deal -- everything that's public knowledge, and some things of a more discreet nature." She pulled out a small Scroll-like data pad and handed it to Amane. "There are certain individuals with interest in his research, particularly an experimental healing salve he's believed to have produced. This list of equipment and ingredients was pulled off the LifeWeave company's server's recently, and The Lady believes it relates to his work on the salve. Trouble is, the list appears to be incomplete -- Budonoki is acquiring certain ingredients through his company and others elsewhere."

Moving her desert to one side, Maria intertwined her hands so that her index fingers were pointing upwards. "As it stands, the list is worthless; a lab would likely run through an obscene amount of tests and formulations before they created anything of worth. It can't be sold unless the complete recipe can be acquired. That, Amane, is where we'd like your help." At the word 'your', Maria's hands turned so that her pointed fingers were directed at Amane.

"As a student, you can interact with the professor without arousing suspicion. We need to know where he keeps his research data. Once we know we can move to acquire it. For your part in all of this The Lady is offering one third of the formula's sale price -- bidding will start at seven million, so you're assured of a healthy payout. If you'd like to negotiate on top of that, I have permission to do so." That hint of a cheshire cat smile returned as she added. "Are you in?"
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STUDENTS

Beacon Student: Rory Vogel, "The Scarlet Shield" ~ 1st Year, Team VCVS

Shade Student: Sean Acacia, "Grenadier" ~ 1st Year



OTHERS

Beacon Teacher / Experimental Botanist: Dr. Budonoki Sophos, Medical & Wilderness Specialist

Baker / Retired Huntsman: Alec Chadwick, owner of 'Fabled Goods' bakery

Pirate / Freelancer: Captain Cordell of the Red Corsair ~ Available For Hire!

Mercenary / Infiltrator: Micah Sere AKA "Prowler" ~ Danger, Avoid If Possible

Mercenary / Infiltrator: Maria Sanguine AKA "Bloody Mary" ~ Underworld operative, "The Lady of a Thousand Faces"

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Re: A Walk In The Shadows (Inex, CLOSED)
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2018, 04:22:49 AM »
Amane silently listens to Julia of the Haema Foundation as her eyes slowly look down when the woman points at her before slowly looking back up, because she didn't like being pointed at, but her face retains its usual stoic expression. She ignores Julia of the Haema Foundation's offer to negotiate (why would one do that?) and says, "I'll see what I can get for you."
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