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Re: IC 1 - Amsterdam

skullandscythe posted in IC 1 - Amsterdam on 2017-01-20 14:01:13
Blake's smile struggles to stay in place as Visser approaches. "Good ta see ya, Marius, good ta see ya!" He says in his affected drawl, "Yes, yes, we've got a lot to talk about." Only when Visser, turns away does Blake share a glance with Luc and turn to follow Visser to his office.

(Spending one point of Hand-to-Hand to size up Haircut using Eye of the Tiger.)
Blake watches the 'bodyguard' out of the corner of his eye as he waves Luc past Mr. Haircut. Haircut tenses and shifts a little, his chest puffing out a little and his fists clenching. Blake seen that sort of 'stance' on the streets. Haircut's taken some hard knocks, but he's not really trained, and Blake's dealt with boys from the 'hood before.

Inside the office, Blake claps his hands at the mention of "drink." "Marius, you know I nevah turn down a good whiskey! C'mon, Claude, you should have some too." He moves toward the cabinet, staying within arm's reach of Visser, and waves Luc over to join them. He's both trying to stall for Tim and Mason and trying to lure Haircut closer, getting him away from the door and closer to Blake's fists.

Re: IC 1 - Amsterdam

punkey posted in IC 1 - Amsterdam on 2017-01-20 11:56:27
"Nee, dat moet wel goed," Mason says. "Het systeem zou vreemd gedragen voor het volgende uur of zo, gewoon negeren elk vals alarm. Goede nacht." (No, that should be fine. Your system might behave strangely for the next hour or so, just disregard any false alarms. Have a good night.) He hangs up and stashes the phone in his pocket before taking a look around.

Re: IC 1 - Amsterdam

Gatac posted in IC 1 - Amsterdam on 2017-01-20 11:51:41
(Tim uses Open Sesame to get the door while Mason spends two points to boost an Infiltration roll to keep up the convo while following Tim inside.

Mason's Infiltration vs Difficulty 3: 1d6+2 = 7 SWEET-TALKED!)

"...groen, blauw, geel," security guy babbles, as Tim and Mason slip through the backdoor under a camera whose red LED is pointedly not on. "Oke. Ik heb de VOIP gateway hernieuwd." Security guy takes a deep breath. "Het is allemaal rood ... ah, nee, nu is het knipperen. Het opstarten, denk ik. Moet ik iets anders te doen?" (...green, blue, yellow. Okay. I've restarted the VOIP gateway. It's all red...ah, no, now it's blinking. It's booting, I think. Do I need to do anything else?)

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Upstairs, Visser leads Blake and Luc into his office. Poster of his BMW on the wall, paperwork on his desk, a decanter with a bottle of Jameson Whiskey 12 Year Old next to it on in a wooden cabinet. As far as offices and whiskeys go, you've seen more impressive stuff, but good on Visser for making his (small) dreams come true. Even if it is on the back of being a front for organized crime.

"Do you want to drink, Mr. Carmichael?" Visser says, indicating the bottle as his brow glistens with sweat. "Before we...do our business?"

Mr. Haircut stands behind you, at the office door. Seems like he's waiting to see what you're going to do.

Re: IC 1 - Amsterdam

punkey posted in IC 1 - Amsterdam on 2017-01-20 11:22:20
Mason taps Tim on the shoulder, and moves behind him towards the door. "Oke, moet u eerst het modelnummer, het serienummer van het paneel en de modem, en de kleur code voor de kabel van het aan de muur te vinden..." (Okay, first you need to find the model number, serial number for the panel and the modem, and the color code for the cable from it to the wall...)

Re: IC 1 - Amsterdam

Gatac posted in IC 1 - Amsterdam on 2017-01-20 11:19:07
"Ja, ja, doe het rustig aan," security guy says, getting up from his desk and walking to the opposite wall - leaving the security monitors out of sight for the moment. He reaches into his pocket, retrieves a key and unlocks a wall panel. "Er, ik ben op zoek naar het. Wat nu?" (Yeah, yeah, take it easy. There, I'm looking at it. Now what?)

Re: IC 1 - Amsterdam

punkey posted in IC 1 - Amsterdam on 2017-01-20 11:13:50
"Dat is wat de Deutsche Bank toren gezegd, en nu zijn ze te drogen hun computers met fans," Mason replies. "Als je iets broos, moet je nu en check het panel! Breng de telefoon en ik zal je praat doorheen." (That is what the Deutsche Bank tower said, and now they are drying their computers off with fans. If you have anything fragile, you must get up now and check the panel! Bring the phone and I will talk you through it.)

Re: IC 1 - Amsterdam

Admiral Duck Sauce posted in IC 1 - Amsterdam on 2017-01-20 11:05:09
Tim waits for Mason's nod, then makes for the door. If it matched the rest of the building, the lock wouldn't be a problem, plus the guard would rest easier knowing their alarm system was working just fine.

Re: IC 1 - Amsterdam

Gatac posted in IC 1 - Amsterdam on 2017-01-20 11:04:14
"Ik zie geen alarmen," security guy replies. "Wat zei je dat je heette?" (I'm not seeing any alarms. What did you say your name was?)

Re: IC 1 - Amsterdam

punkey posted in IC 1 - Amsterdam on 2017-01-20 10:58:55
Mason can just about see all the way to the front desk, and so when he sees Blake and Luc clear the foyer with Visser, he pulls out a burner and dials the front desk of the office building. Google, a op's best friend, he thinks.

"Hallo," Mason says, putting on his best customer service voice. "Dit is Sure Fire Protection, roepen over problemen met onze verre alarmsysteem. We hebben meldingen van vals alarm afgaan overal in de stad, en moet u uw systeem te controleren." (Hello, this is Sure Fire Protection, calling about problems with our remote alarm system. We have reports of false alarms going off all over the city, and need you to check your system.)

Re: IC 1 - Amsterdam

Gatac posted in IC 1 - Amsterdam on 2017-01-20 07:41:37
Leaving the car behind, Luc and Blake smooth down their suits - gotta look good for the client meeting, after all - and make their way towards the office building. It's not exactly easing keeping an eye on Mr. Smoke Break without him catching on, but they manage. Glance to the side - one guy in the driver's seat of the white van, apparently playing Fruit Ninja on his phone. Real cream-of-the-crop operators here.

The security guy buzzes them in and motions for them to wait as he picks up the phone and dials a two-digit number. "De heer Visser, uw gasten zijn hier," he says, then motions for a row of chairs in the far wall of the lobby, where a small glass table is gently layered with trade magazines, including the new issue of Trucks with a hard-hitting review of Iveco's latest aerodynamic sleeper cab and a trip report about riding cross-country as passenger on an Australian road train. "Please wait a minute," the security guy says.

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Mason and Tim take the less lit route around the back, climbing a wiremesh fence into the backyard of a Randstad branch office, whose nearby elevated billboard promises exciting careers in plumbing, woodworking and welding. The backlot is not particularly exciting and quickly bypassed on the way to the Visser building's back entrance. However, while there are no further guards in sight around here, a single forlorn security camera is trained at the well-lit door. Hardly the fancy type, given it's mid-90s housing and lack of articulation, but probably on a closed circuit to, say, a screen on the security guy's desk.

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Only a few moments later, Marius Visser arrives at the front desk to meet you, with a rumpled suit, sweaty brow and an overeager smile. From the way he slowly lifts his arm as he extends his hand to Blake, you can tell he's taken a few blows to the ribs today.

"Mr. Carmichael, welcome!" Visser says, holding on to Blake's handshake like a shipwrecked sailor clings to a life preserver, his eyes darting from Blake to Luc and back again. Blake glances past Visser's fake bright smile to see Mr. Haircut holding the door to the hallway behind them, clearly watching his "boss" like a hawk. "Let us talk in the office," Visser says.