Shinwa, during a break in the action, stands and calls over Lemon, pulling him aside and out of earshot of Porcelain. "I wish to make sure my accounts are settled, of course, but I find myself curious about the range of broadcast your facility here offers. I'm told that your transmitters reach across the empire, but this establishment seems too... exclusive...and small...for such powerful transmissions. I would like to see your capacities in this regard. But first....an intial gift...of course...for the trouble of your time.". He casually slips out thirty koku.
(Burned void and willing to burn luck for this but this is the best I got... Persuade Lemon to take us to see the technical level above and look at their transmitters. Awareness Courtier and void. Initial roll was 29 (http://orokos.com/roll/612189) to see if Lemon has the authority to take me, followed with a 59 to persuade whoever does have the authority to take me, along with the payment for the show to make it go down easier. If I have to persuade Lemon with the full 59 on the first shot, I will use my luck....i just dont know if its him or someone else i need to persuade. (http://orokos.com/roll/612190))
Post by M'thack-kir on Apr 8, 2018 14:53:17 GMT 10
Lemon blushes in shock, but takes the bribe without reluctance. "Follow me, Sama. Please...please consider taking me with you? My life will be more than forfeit here."
He leads the way down a series of corridors, pauses by a painting to whisper an ancient poem, which is received with a three tone beep (yes, Shinwa can hear the poem and remember it easily). The Wall beside the painting recedes with barely a whispered grinding, revealing a ladder up.
"I will close the door behind us, if Sama will ascend first?" Lemon whispers.
Co GM M'thack-kir, of the Burnt Crane Tribe, "Kiru" to most. Captain of The Warren, Friend of Rik, Master of Kakashi. Dependant: Shiba Itsuki, pilot. Orokos History: orokos.com/roll/m-phechan
Shinwa silently evaluates Lemon, judging his sincerity. (7k4 Awareness/Investigation=26 Here) Then he gives a short, archaic-style bow. "You will have my protection."
At the door, he glances back towards Nanashi. "Some battles are best fought with yumi. Feel free to decide if this is one of them." he says. With that, he permits Nanashi to go first up the stairs and follows him up, keeping his eye on Lemon.
Post by M'thack-kir on Apr 8, 2018 23:29:39 GMT 10
(In such a simple glance, Shinwa reads much into Lemon's motives—this is a heimin afraid of something or someone who has power over him, and Shinwa is evidently his ticket to potential freedom...with a purse to match. Lemon is not being duplicitous toward Shin-nashi in any form.)
Post by M'thack-kir on Apr 8, 2018 23:36:07 GMT 10
"Oh, it is lovely. A wonderful place to work," Lemon replies, glancing from side to side. It would seem he has reason to believe there are hidden microphones in the walls or the ceiling.
Nanashi, then Shinwa, then with Lemon just behind them, ascend the ladder, and the walls become thick steel as opposed to appropriate decor for clientele. "There shouldn't be any hearing devices or people up here, but I can't be certain. We must hurry. Please get what you came for, then we must leave with haste!" Lemon looks quite anxious. "The computer array is around the corner."
While Nanashi works, Shinwa is leafing through anything else around that he can find, drawers, solid media, whatever, looking for anything physical he might be able to pick up. In particular, he is looking for anything marked with a lotus or the kanji for lotus. He says softly to Lemon, "Anything here having to do with 'Lotus' that you know about?"