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« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2010, 02:30:16 PM »

When Alice's done, Franklin informs the clerk "Franklin Gennaro. I cook, pretty good at lifting, climbing and such, and pretty good with an axe."
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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2010, 05:13:17 PM »

"The name is Marcus Smith and I pretty much do anything that needs to get done, usually the kinds of things no one else wants to do."
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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2010, 01:55:41 AM »

After you're all done, Jim introduces himself and the other Brotherhood members, while Graham dilligently enters the details onto his computer. As soon as you're all done, he gives you a satisfied smile and says "Right! let's run a search algorithm or two, and see which jobs we have..." He types a command and hits return, then sits staring at the screen for a few moments as the hard drive crackles away to itself. "Sorry - been a while since she's had a patch..." When the search is done, he responds with an "Ah-ha!" and sits back in his chair.

"Ok, it appears that we have a few things available that would suit you all. You Brotherhood types are technically-inclined, and we have some machinery in the... um... 'basement'... that needs looking at." Jim and Ruth give each other guarded smiles and Heather high-fives Greg. "Ordinarilly i'd say Alyssandra would be better used downstairs too, but the computer seems to think that you'd be better off with these guys as you're not in this Brotherhood group?" He gestures with his hands whilst talking. "The rest of you will need to go for a short walk, but i'll let you check the details for yourselves on the jobs board." He points at a 6 ft. long cork board nailed to the wall next to the door. "If you guys read up on the details while I take the others downstairs, i'll be back in 5-10 minutes."

After the others leave, you move to read the notice. There are half-a-dozen job notifications here, and most seem to involve volunteering for extra rotation on street cleanup or guard duty. However, the one that you're looking for is on a (relatively) fresh piece of paper.

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“On Tuesday this week, Joey and Annabelle Wilke were seen playing beyond Barricade #2. They were reported missing by their parents later that day, and after interviewing their peers it has been determined that they have most likely traveled north to the Tangle. A bounty of 100 caps per child is available for the safe return of one or both children. Half of this sum will be payable upon their return if one or both of the children are deceased. Sheriff Armstrong has more details for those who are interested.”

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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2010, 02:00:06 AM »

After reading the note, Elsie gasps and puts a hand to her mouth. "Those poor children! We should help them, Tex..." The chihuahua sits obediently at her feet, his tail thrumming out a beat on the floor as he looks up at her.
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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2010, 03:00:57 AM »

"I agree, we must see them returned.  Children are quite literally the best hope for humanity's future they must be protected to the best of our ability."
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« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2010, 10:56:07 AM »

Alice leaned back in the chair and scratched her head with the hand not holding Lady Joan upright.  "Tuesday?  The Tangle?  Maybe we can find some stuff along with the kids?  Find enough to cover laundry and a bath?  Tex can find 'em right?"
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« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2010, 04:07:00 PM »

"What's the Tangle?" asks Hondo.
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« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2010, 09:29:55 AM »

"I'm guessing Sheriff Armstrong could answer that. Shall we go find the good sheriff?"
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« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2010, 09:33:26 AM »

"That probably is a good idea, if we're going to go there and look for these kids."
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« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2010, 10:10:50 AM »

You find the Sheriff out front, stood under a canopy attached to the front of the building. The olive color makes it looks like it is made from an old army tent, and stinging grit patters off your faces as it flaps in the breeze. He holds the plasma rifle across his body, cradled in his arms in a rest position as he sits, watching the street from a rusted garden chair. As you approach he turns his head in your direction and raises an eyebrow. "Can I help you folks?"
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« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2010, 10:22:00 AM »

Alice stood beside Elsie, planning on letting her friend do the talking, Joan's barrel rising over her shoulder like a backbanner, her released hair blowing in the breeze.  She ogled the Sheriff's plasma rifle while she fidgeted with her helmet.
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« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2010, 02:39:22 PM »

As the others mention talking to the sheriff, Marcus adds, "Good idea, see if you can find out what he knows.  Graham said he'd be back shortly, I'll wait here for him and find out if he has anything to add about the job as well."

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« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2010, 09:47:11 PM »

Hondo lets others do the talking, but pays close attention.
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« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2010, 02:17:53 AM »

Elsie asks the sheriff for the following information:

How old were the children?

Do they have any pictures of the children?

Do they have a history of running off like this?

Can we speak with the parents about it?

Also, are there any known raider groups that operate in this area?

What the hell is 'the tangle'?

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« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2010, 12:01:17 PM »

[OOC] Ok, to cut a long story short, between you, you find out the following information:

How old were the children?
“Joey is 12, and his sister Annabelle is 15. And what do you mean, 'were'?”

Do they have any pictures of the children?
Joey
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Do they have a history of running off like this?
“No. They’re good kids – they study hard, do their chores and avoid the troublemakers.”

Can we speak with the parents about it?
“That’s a bad idea. They’re already hysterical with worry, and if you start prodding them with questions, their mother may well suffer some sort of breakdown. She’s barely holding it together as it is. Their father, John, has closed himself off completely. He’s practically catatonic.”

Also, are there any known unpleasant groups that operate in this area?
“Nobody really that organized. South is Ranger territory, based around the old Madison gardens, and north is patrolled pretty heavily by a group of vigilantes out of Riker’s Island. Of course, there are nomadic raiders and slavers everywhere, but nothing permanent that we know to.”

What the hell is 'the tangle'?
“It’s the dark heart of Old Manhattan. We think it used to be a strip of communal farmland running down the middle of the island, and including the overgrown surrounding streets, it’s about three miles long and a mile wide. No-one lives there; it’s too hostile. The children sometimes dare each other to play in the Tangle’s periphery, but that never ends well. There are things there that are better left undisturbed, unless it’s absolutely unavoidable.”
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