Author Topic: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure  (Read 159242 times)

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #930 on: February 12, 2018, 01:19:14 AM »
> Nod, and get to work.

>You do so, and start following up various potential leads and periodically adventuring across shady websites. Archer eventually makes good on her threat, slipping out the front door, and every so often get get a brief update letting you know everything is fine.
>After nearly an hour of looking, you finally track down a local astronomy club register in Satellite Beach, Florida, and find that Buzz Aldrin is honorary member, with a listed land line number.

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #931 on: February 12, 2018, 01:21:46 AM »
> "Finally found him..."
> What time is it?

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #932 on: February 12, 2018, 02:20:23 AM »
> "Finally found him..."
> What time is it?

>It is 8:45 PM

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #933 on: February 12, 2018, 04:00:04 AM »
> "Nngh...he's probably the type that goes to sleep at 9 and wakes up at 5..."
> "...On the other hand, I can't be sure he'll be home to answer if I call tomorrow."
> Make the call and brace ourselves for an earful.

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #934 on: February 12, 2018, 05:58:59 AM »
> "Nngh...he's probably the type that goes to sleep at 9 and wakes up at 5..."
> "...On the other hand, I can't be sure he'll be home to answer if I call tomorrow."
> Make the call and brace ourselves for an earful.

>You make the call. The phone rings, then rings again and once more.
>Finally you hear the other end pick up. "Hello?" comes a wizened man's voice on the other end.

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #935 on: February 12, 2018, 01:02:27 PM »
> "Uh, hello, is this Mr. Aldrin? I'm sorry to bother you so late, but it's kind of a sensitive matter...I just need to ask one question, okay?"
> "When Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module, and he started saying 'one small step for man', and there was a pause there...did he tell you and Mr. Collins that he saw something during that pause back then?"

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #936 on: February 12, 2018, 05:13:27 PM »
> "Uh, hello, is this Mr. Aldrin? I'm sorry to bother you so late, but it's kind of a sensitive matter...I just need to ask one question, okay?"
> "When Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module, and he started saying 'one small step for man', and there was a pause there...did he tell you and Mr. Collins that he saw something during that pause back then?"

>There is silence. Then he says, "Just who are you, to ask that kind of question?"

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #937 on: February 12, 2018, 06:58:16 PM »
> Tread carefully. It's possible Buzz thought Neil was just crazy.
> "Uh...the answer to that is pretty complicated. It might be in both our best interests if I didn't tell you who I am, for the same reasons Mr. Armstrong didn't want to tell anyone else."
> "Before he...died, he told me about what he saw on the moon and that he was worried about the wrong people finding out. I just want to confirm that it was something he really saw and that he told you about."

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #938 on: February 12, 2018, 08:13:39 PM »
> Tread carefully. It's possible Buzz thought Neil was just crazy.
> "Uh...the answer to that is pretty complicated. It might be in both our best interests if I didn't tell you who I am, for the same reasons Mr. Armstrong didn't want to tell anyone else."
> "Before he...died, he told me about what he saw on the moon and that he was worried about the wrong people finding out. I just want to confirm that it was something he really saw and that he told you about."

>"Is this Della?" he says.

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #939 on: February 12, 2018, 08:33:07 PM »
> "No, we've never met."

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #940 on: February 12, 2018, 08:39:57 PM »
> "No, we've never met."

>"Have you spoken to Michael about this?" he asks.

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« Reply #941 on: February 12, 2018, 08:48:54 PM »
> "No. I wanted to ask either you or him, but I found your number first."

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« Reply #942 on: February 12, 2018, 10:44:12 PM »
> "No. I wanted to ask either you or him, but I found your number first."

>"Alright, then I'm going to tell you not to waste your time contacting him, either," says the wizened voice, "on account that I'll be sending him a message in a minute. Good day."
>There is a click and the line goes silent.

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #943 on: February 12, 2018, 11:04:30 PM »
Well, that was inconclusive!

> Continue Google research to figure out who Della might be.

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« Reply #944 on: February 13, 2018, 12:43:09 AM »
> Continue Google research to figure out who Della might be.

>Della is not an uncommon name, and not an uncommon nickname. And even trying to narrow it down with connections to Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin, you're going to have to spend awhile and make some wonderful inductions if you intend to get anywhere with this. And even then, it may be beyond you unless you intend to coldcall dozens to hundreds of people.

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« Reply #945 on: February 13, 2018, 01:03:26 AM »
> Nah, give up.
> @Archer: "Well, that was a bust. Explorer's colleague didn't want to talk to me, and he said he was going to tell the other one not to either."

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« Reply #946 on: February 13, 2018, 01:24:29 AM »
> Nah, give up.
> @Archer: "Well, that was a bust. Explorer's colleague didn't want to talk to me, and he said he was going to tell the other one not to either."

>"Well, that's not at all suspicious," Archer sends back.

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #947 on: February 13, 2018, 01:37:14 AM »
> "Well, the problem is that these guys are used to quack jobs hassling them about all sorts of conspiracies regarding the moon landing. He didn't say anything either way to suggest he knew what I was talking about, so I'd say it's inconclusive."
> "And unfortunately, that's a dead end for me. There's nobody else I can ask about it."

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #948 on: February 13, 2018, 02:21:21 AM »
> "Well, the problem is that these guys are used to quack jobs hassling them about all sorts of conspiracies regarding the moon landing. He didn't say anything either way to suggest he knew what I was talking about, so I'd say it's inconclusive."
> "And unfortunately, that's a dead end for me. There's nobody else I can ask about it."

>"This isn't just some conspiracy though, is it?" Archer sends. "They have to know."

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #949 on: February 13, 2018, 02:35:16 AM »
> "Even if they do, if they don't want to talk to me there's nothing I can do."
> "Telling the truth certainly won't help. What am I going to say, 'I'm a wizard involved in a battle royale with my friend Robin Hood, and after we fought another wizard partnered with Neil Armstrong he told me about the thing on the moon with his dying words?'"

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« Reply #950 on: February 13, 2018, 03:09:58 AM »
> "Even if they do, if they don't want to talk to me there's nothing I can do."
> "Telling the truth certainly won't help. What am I going to say, 'I'm a wizard involved in a battle royale with my friend Robin Hood, and after we fought another wizard partnered with Neil Armstrong he told me about the thing on the moon with his dying words?'"

>"Well if you put it like that!" Archer sends.

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« Reply #951 on: February 13, 2018, 04:36:49 AM »
> "Sigh. I'll think about what to say and try again tomorrow, I guess."
> Turn our attention to the news. How are things developing in the great state of Illinois?

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« Reply #952 on: February 13, 2018, 08:18:22 AM »
> "Sigh. I'll think about what to say and try again tomorrow, I guess."
> Turn our attention to the news. How are things developing in the great state of Illinois?

>"There's a kitten out here, if that makes you feel better," Archer sends, as you start to look through the news.
>Things in Illinois are...outwardly stable, but slowly worsening. There's been a few demonstrations and counter-demonstrations, they seem to have been very tense, but without violence. There's an ongoing storm where a Chicago PD officer posted on facebook about how eager he was to crack a few <expletive deleted> heads. The Police Union has closed ranks around him, and this is leading to more outrage. There are serious talks of martial law in Illinois now. Or at least Very Serious People are talking about it on Very Serious Venues.

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« Reply #953 on: February 13, 2018, 04:23:38 PM »
> Wonder if killing Assassin will stop his NP from progressing...
> "What kind of kitten?"

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« Reply #954 on: February 13, 2018, 07:31:31 PM »
> Wonder if killing Assassin will stop his NP from progressing...
> "What kind of kitten?"

>That would be very lovely...
>"A little black and white one," Archer sends. "She's very friendly."

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #955 on: February 13, 2018, 09:25:17 PM »
> "Huh, I had you pegged as a dog person."

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« Reply #956 on: February 13, 2018, 10:45:07 PM »
> "Huh, I had you pegged as a dog person."

>"I can like two things," Archer sends back.

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« Reply #957 on: February 13, 2018, 11:56:48 PM »
> "Well, have fun. I think I'll go to bed now, so we can get going early."

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« Reply #958 on: February 14, 2018, 12:44:02 AM »
> "Well, have fun. I think I'll go to bed now, so we can get going early."

>"Sure thing, but don't feel like there's any big hurry," Archer sends.

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Re: JoJo's Bizarre Grail War Part 2 - A Fate/Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #959 on: February 14, 2018, 01:07:39 AM »
> "Well, if you'd rather take your time we can hit the IHOP in the morning. It's a restaurant that specializes in breakfast."