[Piyapon] Wild Hunt

The Kowlani Territories, or the Solarity of Kowloon, is a small suzerain to the galactic south of the Tai Pan empire. Home to dozens of species, it is ruled as a monarchy, and underneath the Lord Empress, Bhelith tu Andes Arleigh, it nevertheless prospers in opposition to its democratic neighbors. Fortunes are made or broken in the wild edges of the Solarity, and the names of those who made or lost them rise and fall with equal severity.
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"Do I even wanna know what your blackmailing backup plan is?" the redhead glanced back at the dongwu. Sighing, her gaze traveled over to the violet skinned woman, answering her question, "The fancy organized type. The street trash would only hold a chance against it in your dreams. Or nightmares, I guess," she shrugged. Pulling out her data-stick, the detective made a very important call.

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Quietly ascending the glass elevator of the marble and bronze bank, a fedora toting Tiger-woman in a pinstriped suit stood behind their backs as the car ascended. Gently dinging, the doors sliding open, she stepped back and out before ushering them about until they stood before a pair of giant, gilded doors. Swinging open, the motley group entered, only to have them quietly shut behind.

" - don't care if she's your daughter. You want her safe and sound, you pay up or I kick her out, simple as that." Jabbing a stainless steel finger into the table, the big, burly man looked up at the desk before rising. Towering over them all at over six feet tall and built like an ox, the O.G.R.E. looked down at them before rubbing out the cigar in his metal hand. "Well, well, well, look at what the cat dragged in!" the bald headed man began. "A dumb idiot thinking with his dick, a Vella shortstack sextoy, and finally, that mutt that my cousin McGregor never stopped whining about when he was working legit! Ha!" he laughed, rolling up his sleeves to reveal hardened prosthetic arms. "Well, Vic already said her bit over the horn, but the rest of you go on! What do you all want, hm? Just make my day here!" the crime boss offered the lot, holding a finger up at the detective, shushing her.

Tightening her jaw, she glanced at the others with her.
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Post by Daran Ist'Ladaren » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:13 am

Cleo smiled at the Crimeboss, placing her hands in front of her to make herself seem less dangerous. She didn't *need* these people's help. She just needed their bodies. Going to the crime boss? Against a Pretani? It was a laugh. That thing was going to barge in here, and cut through literally anyone that got in its way. That was exactly what she was planning on it doing. "What do I want? See, it's more what we want I would like to say. There is someone, going around and trying to kill big name criminals, and I happen to be next on its shit list," She smiled, taking a moment to frown. "Of course you probably don't give a damned if I live or die, and I can only presume you were talking to who you think was my mother to use me to get money out of her, but... What good is money if the thing is eventually going to go after you?" She asked.

"Think about it," Cleo offered, holding up her hands in a shrug. "I'm something of a fun warm up to it. I'm alone, poorly equipped, and I've been in prison a multitude of times. I'm not that hard to catch. But what about you? My mother? The other big names in crime? The literal untouchables?" She asked with a grin. "If you think it looks at me as an individual as a prize, because it certainly isn't after my bounty, I'm sure of that, what's it going to do next?" She offered. "I'm only the beginning, and it's issuing a challenge. Why don't we show it why it shouldn't go after people like us on its own?"
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Post by CadetNewb » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:45 pm

"What?" the crimeboss raised an eyebrow. "You're telling me, they went after a little runt like you, instead of me, Andrew "Chubbs" McGuigan?" he scoffed. "What is this? Some random vigilante that doesn't know better?" Leaning back in his chair, McGuigan picked up the cigar he had snuffed out a moment ago and idly rolled it between his fingers. "It can't be that simple," the crimeboss narrowed his eyes at Cleo. He knew her mother, and he knew her well enough as well. Glancing at Victoria, then Vella and Joshua, he asked, "Spit it out. What are we dealing with? A cape? We can deal with capes, and the underworld typically has a bounty on their heads too," he demanded, explaining the score with them.

"This had better not be one of those nameless small fry either!" the crimeboss jabbed a sausage-like finger at them.
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Re: [Piyapon] Wild Hunt

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I would be offended by Cleo saying she was alone, Joshua thought as he surveyed the overly gilded room, but I’ve been essentially useless all day. Hopefully Cleo will be on top of her game while I try to turn my bad performance around.

Still, he thought as he looked down at his laser pistol, though I’d feel better if I had something more…impressive looking than this, regardless of how destructive it can be.

Joshua raised an eyebrow when the OGRE asked what monster had brought them to his doorstep. “You mean Victoria didn’t tell you? We were attacked by a fucking giant Pretani, not to mention it can turn invisible and killed a guy who slightly inconvenienced it with laser fire.” And threw me through a wall, but somehow it seems better to skip that part. “I hope you have enough heavy firepower to deal with one of those things.”
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Post by Daran Ist'Ladaren » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:37 am

Cleo looked at Joshua who started talking before she could, then back at Chubs. "He's right. Let's not turn this into a dick waving contest, I don't have one," She sighed, pinching the bridge of her muzzle. "Why would I, Cleo the serial killer, come to you, warning and all, with my boyfriend, an investigator turned bounty hunter in way over her head, another bounty hunter who looks like a mutated sex toy, and ask you for help?" She asked, looking at the OGRE over her hand. "I'm strolling in here like some kind of bad joke, and honestly I would really rather the punchline not be killer," She explained. "Look, you want money? Fine," She said, pulling out her datapad and messing around with it for a second. "There. Money. Quarter billion in the account my mother knows about. Willing to take me seriously now?"
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Post by Immortal Cyan » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:00 pm

“You’d rather pay a quarter billion than play a simple basketball game?! Damn girl...you must be really unathletic...” It was all Vella could think to say in response seeing serial killer casually offer up what she thought was basically a quarter of her own net worth and more money than she would earn in a lifetime.

"I'm no businesswoman, but I'd also suggest that when negotiating prices you should start low and work up from there, rather than offering a quarter of a billion credits right off the bat..." Vella added as she placed her hands on her hips and tossed them to the left in a manner that seemed as seductive as it was cocky.
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Post by CadetNewb » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:35 pm

As the burly crime boss rolled the cigar in his fingers, he looked away from the datapad that Cleo offered and started at his desk.

"Yor mamma musta spoiled you rotten little girl - " Chubbs began, lighting his cigar and taking a drag " - for you to think that money is worth shit in a situation like this," he lamented, smoke slowly pouring out of his mouth and into Cleo's direction as he spoke. "And no, Victoria didn't tell me," the crime boss replied to Joshua, "Because if she did, I'd have just not let any of you in." Glancing at Vella though, he rolled his eyes, tapping away some of the ashes in the tray. "Girl, just one pump of you ain't gonna be enough. You'd have to moonlight hard with the rest of the working girls to pay this one off for a long, long time." Putting the cigar down on the ash tray, the crime boss reached out a hand just as his Taianese Tigress assistant handed him a small datapad. Glancing down at it for a moment, he then looked at them all before handing it back. "So. She tells me there's two types I gotta worry about. Which one was it you saw? A Skinny? Or a Big?"

"It was a Skinny, right guys?" Victoria spoke up, glancing at the others for support.
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Post by Daran Ist'Ladaren » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:14 am

Cleo stood there, letting out a sigh as everyone went at her. They could talk. She didn't need them. She knew how this worked. She was asking for help, and she did her due diligence. Skipped the negotiation and handed him the money he couldn't refuse. To the common world, criminals were a bunch of backstabbing degenerates, but Cleo was well aware there was an honour system. She was asking for help, and she didn't even let him get to haggling before she dropped no laughable amount of money in his lap. He turned Cleo away, after that? No one would look at him the same way again. No one would trust doing business with him.

"It's a skinny. I don't think I would have been able to get away from it if it were anything worse than that, but I was able to get away from it, and we were able to hurt it. That means we can kill it," Cleo said, crossing her arms. "So what do you say Chubbs? I've given you more money without thought. You didn't have to fight, or negotiate, and both of us know that's no small amount of money... Are you going to help, or are you going to leave me out to dry after I've laid my cards on the table?" She asked, no-nonsense in her voice.
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Post by Immortal Cyan » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:30 am

Vella paused for a moment as she considered the mafia boss’s explanation of the potential debts that she would be charged with, assuming that the mafia actually survived the encounter with the Pretani intact enough to pursue and enforce debts. In an ideal situation, the mafia would be annihilated in the process of combatting the big alien hunter, while either killing the monster or leaving it so severely injured that it would be impossible for it to continue the hunt, perhaps making it an easy job for Vella to execute the creature once it was all said and done. To say the least, she despised the idea of taking on another debt, especially since she had originally embarked on the job with the goal of taking Cleo’s bounty for herself in order to pay off her other debts. The job was already a failure at the current stage, but the mafia threatened to turn it into a catastrophe. She felt like the subject of a cruel jest from the Angels, considering the fact that she had considered moonlighting in sex work or pornography as a means to pay off her debts before deciding to become a bounty hunter instead.

“What about...pornography instead, hmm? I’ll even shoot with a Horse or an Ox if it means paying off my debts faster...” She suggested with a shrug. “That was my original plan anyway…before...this.”

Next time, she would go with porn instead of attempting to work as an undersized bounty hunter.
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Re: [Piyapon] Wild Hunt

Post by Acewing13 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:37 am

I mean, Joshua thought, sighing as he contemplated the situation, I get why Victoria didn’t tell them. I wouldn’t have let us in if I was asked. Well, it’d depend on how horny I was at the moment, which also seems to have contributed to Chubbs’ decision making, but I’m probably just projecting.

“Yeah, it was a skinny,” the ex-soldier said, deciding to follow in everyone else’s footsteps. Not like I got a very good look at it, really. But even if it was a Big, would we tell him that? Hell, no. “Dibbs on that porn, by the way,” he added, “Not enough good Horse-fucking in my collection.”
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Post by CadetNewb » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:32 pm

Victoria couldn't help but feel nothing but absolute dread. Here they were, trying to convince a crime boss to toss them a bone. Yes, Cleo had just blackmailed someone for a good amount of money, but this crime boss didn't need it, and could possibly take the minor blow to his rep for refusing to help someone. She hoped his own sense of mafia honor would have him reconsider of course, but already, the redhead was seriously starting to question her choice of companions. Especially Tits. She was a piece of work, that was for sure, and the gumshoe could feel the cogs in the mafia boss's head turning as he simply stared at the purple skinned short stack, eyes narrowed.

While Vic felt dumb-struck by Vella's near non-sequitur reply to the question, she could only guess as to what Chubbs was thinking. As his Tigress glanced at him, he glanced back at her.

"If I may sir," the Taianese woman began, to which the crime boss nodded. "It may be possible to use this one to our advantage," she gestured to Vella. "Tai Pan initially thought the Prydainians were very sexual in nature given the type of 'punishment' they meted out at Nanjing, but we soon realized they abhor sexuality just as much as we do." Chubbs gestured for her to continue. "If we offer her - or perhaps even all of them - to the Pretani while bound in a suggestive manner, it may be repulsed and simply leave." Hearing this, the mafia boss was dead silent for the longest time.

"Offer them up...in bondage gear?" he quietly replied, taken aback by the suggestion. Running a hand over his bald head, he leaned back in the chair, refusing to look at any of them as he did so. "This...this might just work."
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Post by Immortal Cyan » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:20 pm

“Bondage what?” Vella asked suddenly, her ears perking up upon sensing that the topic at hand was one closely related to her. “Ummm…” The purple-skinned shortstack paused and placed her hand underneath her chin like an ancient philosopher as she considered the Taianese woman’s proposal. The idea that her body’s extremely prominent physical assets could be utilized to repulse an asexual creature was quite fascinating to Vella, especially since she was used to people being attracted to her because of them. She wondered if she could really make the Pretani retreat simply by twerking her globe-like buttocks like a video model, swaying her prodigious hips like a belly dancer, or even by masturbating in public like a two-dollar whore.

To say the least, it was an opportunity that Vella simply could not pass up.

“That is…” Vella took a deep breath, covered her mouth, and glanced at the mob boss with wide eyes. “The best damn idea I have ever heard! Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, you’re a genius!” She spoke excitedly, while bouncing up and down on her heels like a giddy schoolgirl. “This’ll be an amazing start to my porn career too!” Vella continued excitedly. “We have to do this now! Cleo, whad’ya say, girl? Josh? Vicky? Y’all gotta love this, right?!” Vella finished, looking to Cleo, Joshua, and Vicky for approval with a look of anticipation in her heterochromatic irises.
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Post by Daran Ist'Ladaren » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:30 pm

If this was a cartoon, Cleo's jaw would be on the floor as she went wide-eyed in shock. Slowly, she turned to the bouncing, happy, giggling Vella with a look of pure rage on her face. That level of rage that was a mere myth within the underground circles. What seemed to compound the rage, was that it was this man who was going to do it too her. Before she just pulled a gun and shot Vella, she was going to give her one last chance to get out of this.

"You do realize, chubs, that my mother is not some small fry, and that she would not even consider giving you a quarter billion dollars how we have given it too you, if she was not entirely serious in my survival," Cleo explained, her tone holding a dangerous edge too it. "And now, you suggest you not only just hand me to the fucking creature, but you humiliate me in the fucking process!" She snapped, walking up to the desk, resting her hands on it as she looked up at him. "You better really consider this plan of yours... Because I don't think I have to warn you that my mother can, and fucking will, make your life an absolute hell hole if it fails. There is only one thing in this galaxy that would push my mother to hit the nuclear button and enacting our own version of MAD, and that is giving up that kind of money to have her daughter saved, only to have her daughter humiliated and sentenced to death by the very same person... So if I don't make it out of this alive..." She growled darkly.
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Post by Acewing13 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:41 am

Hmm, Joshua thought as the possibility of porn came up much earlier than he thought it would, if the situation wasn’t so serious, I’d be up for some BDSM fun times. But it is serious, especially since our hosts aren’t exactly the most reasonable people. Time to open my big mouth. Here’s hoping it doesn’t get us into more trouble.

“As much as I would love to indulge in my bondage fantasies,” he said, “If anything I think it’d be counterproductive to put all four of us on a platter for the Pretani. Better to give it one or two people to focus on. Cleo,” he continued, after giving his girlfriend an apologetic shrug, “obviously needs to be part of the bait, since she’s the main target. If we’re really going for the theoretical sex gross out, it makes sense to put Vella in there as well. Best case, keeping the monster’s attention on those two should be enough to freak it out if this plan has any chance of working. Worst case, me and Victoria can add more firepower to killing the thing that you wouldn’t have if we were trussed up.”

Wish we had a better, and less embarrassing, plan Cleo, Joshua thought as he waited for the mob boss to think things through, but we’re very much in between a rock and a hard place here. You can punish me all you want if we both somehow get out of this alive.
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Post by CadetNewb » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:19 pm

Hearing all this, the Crime Boss got up from his table and began to slowly pace back and forward, a man in turmoil. When he finally came to a stop at the holo-window at the back of the room, his back turned to them all as he peered out and over the city, his voice was low.

"If anyone. Anyone other than my secretary here suggested the idea, I'd point and laugh for a good few before tossing them out," he grimly replied to them all, a frown on his face as he watched the rain fall on the dark and gloom. "I don't like this idea. I think it's absurd. I think it's dangerous - " he then pointed at Vella " - also, I think you probably got Space AIDS or something. No way I'm having you work for me," he quickly added. "But it's crazy enough that it might just work. Even if it stuns the creature with disbelief for a few moments, that might be enough," Chubbs resolved, smacking a meaty hand with a heavy fist. "It'll notice if your boy-toy is missing, but I can rig you guys with a quick-detach and expanding cover."

"We also have several Taianese smart-charges on hand," the mild mannered Tigress spoke up. "These are small, easily concealable units which have integrated IFF systems and a shaped charge for precise elimination of hostile targets." Turning her gaze on the trio, she added, "At most, the noise will be be disorientating, but there will not be any secondary fragmentation," the stern secretary pointed out.

"Do we...do we really want to do this?" Chubbs asked, his mouth running dry at the thought. Somehow, he felt there was really no going back if they did.
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Post by Daran Ist'Ladaren » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:43 pm

Cleo gritted her teeth. "If I do this, Joshua is staying up," She said, nodding her head. "If I'm going to be tied up and moved somewhere, I want it to be by someone I respect enough to do that too me," She said, looking at Joshua. "Call me a sentimentalist, but I definitely don't want one of your goons to be tying me up and moving me about like some helpless fucking suitcase," She growled, looking back at Chubs. "Call it our insurance. That way if any of your guys get stupid and try to hurt me, someone can stop it. Meaning I don't get hurt, and my mom doesn't get really angry," She said, taking a step back and crossing her arms. "I'll do it, but those are my conditions..."
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Post by Acewing13 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:18 am

“At this point,” Joshua said, returning Cleo’s glance with a small smile before his soldier brain clicked into gear, “Any chance at getting to pick where and when we get to attack the Pretani is worth its weight in gold. I admit that I wouldn’t have thought this up without a lot of beers, but I do think its worth at least trying, especially if we can set up those shaped charges. Course, it could always decide to come through a wall, regardless of what we do. So, might as well give it a shot, in my opinion.”

And I’ll enjoy the view while it lasts, he thought, smiling slightly in anticipation of the action about to come his way. At least I know it’s coming now and I’m not literally caught with my pants down.
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