After hours and hours of deliberation and stress, everyone is exhausted. As the lights go out, several fighters simply collapse. Others try to stay up, but their eyes eventually close, having nothing to focus on besides the occasional proximity LED.
About halfway through the night, there is the sound of someone choking, followed by some thuds and a snap. Most of the group awakens, sitting on guard in their bunks.
A few more hours pass in complete silence. Each of the fighters wonders who was taken out tonight, and if there would be a second victim.
The last proximity LED turns off and the lights flick back on. The contorted corpse of Patience Valentino awaits them; a scowl on her strangled face, the green LED in her eye turned off for good. She has a deep gash in her throat from some kind of wire. Her neck is turned at an unnatural angle. Even a cyborg couldn’t survive that kind of damage. To no one’s surprise, her thumbs are gone.
“There is a knife in her hand. Perhaps she tried to fight back,” says Jack Freedom, “No blood on it, though.”
“Well, should we have Gh0st check her?” asks Selina.
Gh0st answers by grabbing her computer and the bus cable. “At least she’s a cyborg. Her port’s on the outside,” she says, plugging into the back of Patience’s skull.
While Gh0st searches her memories, Officer Brian Killinger takes a look at her body. “Cause of death is obvious, but… what’s this?” He produces a chip from Patience’s corpse.
“Looks like an advanced Neurohacking chip,” says Gh0st, “With some expertise, it can disable systems in even a normal human. Maybe she was—” Gh0st cuts herself off as one of the memories begins to play.
Patience’s eyes open in a strange white room. “Wh-what happened?” she asks. “Where–WHERE AM I?!” Patience’s voice becomes scared. “What’s on my head? What did you do to me?!” She gets up and looks around, tries a door, which works. Patience runs down a similarly white hallway. From a door near the end, a man in a white lab coat appears, followed by a woman in a rouge pantsuit.
“Calm down. Miss Valentino. You’ll rip your stitches,” says the man.
A mechanical whirring is heard as Patience grabs the man by the throat and shoves him against a wall, breaking several tiles. “What. Did. You. Do?” she asks, gyros whirring as she tightens her grip.
“Well, now’s as good a time as any to test it,” says the woman, waving away a few armed security agents who appear. “Muskrat. Silph. Strongman. Archangel. Coliseum.–”
“What are you—? Why are you saying those words?” asks Patience as her grip on the man loosens.”
“– Albino. Dolphin. Workflow. Diamond.”
As the woman in rouge finishes, Patience drops the doctor, turns to the woman and asks calmly, “What are my orders?”
“You are to act as Patience normally would, but when you find Sin’s location, you will work with the other agents to seek her out and kill her. Eliminate any targets you deem necessary.”
“Yes, ma’am,” comes a slightly colder version of the voice they had known as Patience Valentino.
The memory fades.
“What the trox,” says Baker Johnson, covering his mouth, “What did they–”
“I– I don’t know,” says Gh0st, shaken, “I don’t know.”
Patience Valentino/Molly_Grue is dead. She was a System NeuroHacker [Mafia Roleblocker].
Despite it being ostensibly good news that another of the moles is dead, the group can’t help but feel shaken by Patience’s loss. If even Patience, who was born into the Resistance, could be turned, who was safe?
1. Shipwreck – Marcus-813 – Synthetic son of a System aristocrat. Specialty: Insider knowledge.
2. mello yello enthusiast – Jack Freedom – Ex-gangbanger, current robot assassin. Specialty: Synthetic disassembly.
3. Harvey Dent – James Berthaw – Bruiser for hire. Specialty: CQC
4. MacCrocodile – Julia Stiles AKA Gh0st – Child hacker. Specialty: Locating targets.
5. Subsaharan – Baker Johnson – Ex-System mech mechanic. Specialty: Vehicle/Walker modifications.
6. A Winged Potato – Officer Brian Killinger – Police Mole for the Resistance. Specialty: Small arms, espionage.
7. creeper – Sam Witcher – Expert on-the-fly spy with little attachment to reality. Specialty: Espionage, identity theft.
8. Kolya – Selina Jackson – Ex-System surgeon turned Resistance fighter. Specialty: chemical weaponry, medicine.
1 System Agent (Mafia Goon)
4 Freedom Fighters (Vanilla Townies)
1 MedTec (Doctor)
1 Chronologist (Jailkeeper)
1 Terrorist (Serial Killer w/ Immunity to Mafia NK OR Immunity to Cop Investigations)
The roles with OR in them indicate that the person assigned that role gets a choice.
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