Zed's been spending most of the day staring out the Observation Window. He doesn't need the holographic data or the floor plans anymore. He really didn't need them in the first place. He could have run this entire scenario in his head if he had had to. Laying it out on paper and screen was just a matter of convenience, and a way to double-check that he wasn't making an obvious mistake.

Either way, the time for prep is done. The word's gone out to the volunteers about tonight's briefing, and they have already begun to show up. Zed's found a quiet corner of the bar and a small table, on which sits the cylinder which is now projecting a holographic image of the MiB logo.

He's been staring at that logo. It's never been more compromised than it is right now. By the time this mission is done, it will stand for something again--or be finished for good.


But then comes the sight of the first people arriving, and just like that, all his worries are cast aside.

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Re: Arrival


When Suzi comes in she's not wearing armor. Yet.

She's got it with her, though! Enough to cover her from head to toes, excepting her forearms and face. At least she's taking it seriously?

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Barbara is sitting off to the side. It's not even entirely clear that she's here for a briefing or if she just happens to be in the area. She's not entirely sure she can keep her involvement covert, but she's going to do what she can without compromising the mission.

She's not in her normal chair though. The one she's sitting in today is significantly bulkier. It's motorized and loaded down with communications gear, computers, and enough batteries to keep it all running.

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Re: Arrival


Peter would certainly agree with that sentiment. Sooner they get going, and finish off the damn gunk, the happier he'll be. Sporting the usual GB gear of course. Well, the pack's gotten set aside. Too heavy to wear it longer than necessary.

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Re: Arrival


Jen doesn't need armour, at least not at this point, unless it's a cosmic level entity, but that's a whole other playing field in terms of power. After all the conflict back home, with everyone she loves busily tearing each other apart in a superpowered civil war, she finds herself actually looking forward to a morally unambiguous slugfest.

At least she thinks it's morally unambiguous. If Zed turns out to be conning anyone, she'll be inclined to toss him into planetary orbit in the mother of all Fastball Specials.

"You rang for the cavalry?"
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Re: Arrival


Taking one of the chairs, Duo spins it around and sits down, crossing his arms on the backrest.

"Evening, chief."

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Re: Arrival


Goldilocks arrives in a vaguely timely fashion, and joins the mustering crowd. There's no visible weaponry or equipment about her person, though that doesn't mean she is lacking in that department.

Somewhat appropriately, she's a woman in black for this mission, sporting a sleek leather jacket over a turtleneck and cargo pants. Her illustrious hair is tied up (if only to keep oil spatter out of it) and mostly covered by a partially-rolled balaclava, also in black. Boots that are perilously close to sensible complete the ensemble.

She toyed with the spandex uniform Rachel got her for Christmas, but she just couldn't go with it in the end, despite a barrage of enthused incitement from Steph. She had an inkling that the Robin's encouragement would quickly turn into mockery once her wardrobe was out of range.

Speaking of Steph, she's not far behind. She might be sulking slightly.
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Re: Arrival


Bob and Matrix have game faces on as well. Or Game faces, to be more precise.

Every time you go into a Gamecube, there's a chance you won't come back. It's one of the risks you take when you wear a Guardian protocol. You put yourself in danger to protect others.

The last two Guardians in the 'Net are here, and they're ready.
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Re: Arrival


Ray comes scrambling into the room at the last minute. At least he has an excuse; he's got two more fanny-packs slung over one arm.

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Re: Arrival


Krycek's there. He's been there, inspecting his trusty gun.

You just didn't notice him.

Yep.
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Re: Arrival


Bill looks irritated as as he hurries in, having been delayed back home. He's here though, in uniform with his hand gun in a holster on his hip. He nods at the few people he knows and takes a seat.

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Captain Ryan picked up a bullet proof vest from Bar earlier and has it on, along with his black BDUs. Suzi has her armour, he has his.

Teeth gritted, he's very much unhappy at being inside. He's managed to limit himself to shifting his weight from foot to foot, but the faster this is done and they're out the door, the happier he'll be.
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Bob looks alarmed. He hadn't been told about the quarantine option. He's not sure he's prepared to make that leap.

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"Couple of things."

The bunny puffs on his cigar.

"How can we tell if someone has been infected? Cause, I don't wanna fry someone who's just tryin' ta get to safety, or let one of you guys back in if you're infected, right?"

Puff puff.

"Also, no worry bout all that closin the door. If the situation looks like it's gone to hell, I'll take care of it."

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Oracle sets a large black briefcase on the table in front of her. "I've got comm gear for everyone who needs it. It should be completely secure against any outside surveillance or tampering."

Once opened, the case reveals an array of slightly oversized earbuds. And nothing else.

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Krycek eyes Zed for a moment, thinking.

"We're going to have to be extremely careful. If anyone we kill is infected, the virus will immediately go in search of a new host, so we'll have to destroy it as quickly as possible."

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Duo raises a hand.

"Couple things. Does the Oil desert a host that say, falls unconscious? Or does it override their senses? And how much danger would we be of getting uh, possessed by these thingies? 'Cause eventually I'm gonna have to turn off my shield when I get in the mech."

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Re: Briefing VI: Holtzmann Shields


Ray coughs in surprise briefly, but steps up. "Okay. Um, as some of you know I have something of a tendency to play with reverse engineering technology from descriptions I've only ever read. These are the result."

He holds up what looks rather like a fanny pack festooned with LEDs, gauges, and circuit tracks. There is a single red button on the underside, and it is attached to a broad belt with circuit tracks of its own. Most of the material involved, in deference to the situation, is black.

"Second-order Holtzmann Effect generators, named in honor of the pioneering theoretical work of Ibrahim Vaughn Holtzmann, born in the year 7593 Before Guild. They're planar effect generators and produce the lowest-order Holtzmann Effect to have a physical existence. I could go into a lot of detail here, but the short version is that when they're switched on they produce a you-shaped bubble of distortion in the atomic bonds around you that repels baryonic matter above .25 grams per cubic centimeter. If it's made of atoms and it tries to get you, it has to move slower than seven centimeters per second in order to get through. Bullets? Kabong." He makes a bounce-off gesture. "Knives? Gotta be wielded by the Ninja of Slowness. Tentacles? Gonna have to slither in if they want to get you."

"Which is really fantastic except for the part where the slightest contact between the planar Holtzmann effect region and any form of coherent light whatsoever, such as a laser beam or a lightsaber, causes an instantaneous atomic blast with a force only marginally less than .1 kilotons. Radiation included. Uh, if it's any consolation the shield should repel electric shock pretty well and admit EM frequency wavelemngths from short-wave radio through gamma rays and emit longer-wave radio at need."

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