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    Mingmei university

    Post by GameMaster on Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:40 pm

    It is just after three o'clock when your group makes it to Mingmei University. It is an old, but active university with many students studying a variety of subjects. Though it has a college of magical studies, most serious magical students in the area go to M.I.S. instead. You are directed by some lazy-looking college students to the main building for the college and eventually navigate the halls to the room number Sam had found. On the door reads "Prof. Toru Morikami: Head of Occult Studies" The door itself as well as the nearby walls are covered in what a non-magic user would assume to be magical glyphs and wardings, though against what, you have no idea. Beyond the door, you hear a repetitive tapping noise. Presumably the professor is in...
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by Sam Dekker on Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:45 pm

    Sam knocks on the door
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by GameMaster on Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:58 pm

    There is no response, though the clacking sound beyond the door continues.
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by Sam Dekker on Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:00 am

    Sam knocks louder
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by GameMaster on Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:26 am

    A voice from behind the door says, "I am not so foolish as to invite you in. Who knows what you could be?"

    The clacking continues.
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by Sam Dekker on Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:34 am

    Sam sighs and takes a deep breath to steel himself.
    "It's just a couple of people with some questions, Professor Morikami. Isn't this your office hours?"
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by GameMaster on Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:47 am

    The voice says, "It is. And here I am in my office."

    The clacking continues. Sam notices, only because it is so unusual, that the door does not have a maglock. It has an analog lock. It is particularly strange because none of the other doors in the hallway have such a lock on them. Every single other door features a maglock.
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by Sam Dekker on Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:53 am

    Sam accesses the University website and looks in the student handbook to see what the requirements for "office hours" are.
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by GameMaster on Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:56 am

    The official policy reads, "It is expected that each faculty member will be available for student consultation at regular hours. These hours are to be posted on the faculty member's door. Although the situation will vary among departments and individuals, a total of from three to five hours per week is recommended. If only a single hour is to be set aside for a given day, it should be chosen to cover parts of two class periods to accommodate more students."
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by Sam Dekker on Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:02 am

    "I don't think this is what the University has in mind when they say 'faculty will be available for student consultation.' I would really like to talk to you about a paper that you wrote. :: Title of Paper Here::"
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by GameMaster on Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:44 am

    The voice says, "I am here for consultation. I am not inviting you in though. Who knows what you could be? If you were my student, you would know my policy on invitations. Therefore it is doubtful that you are one of my students."

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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by Sam Dekker on Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:56 am

    "Um... Do you game? Um... I'm B@llzDeEp696969?" ((That's his famous gamertag))
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by GameMaster on Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:03 am

    The voice says, "I do not. Should I be impressed by the number of 69's in your name?"

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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by Sam Dekker on Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:12 am

    "No. It's just... just my name. B@llzDeEp6969 was taken.
    Listen, professor... have you heard about the recent murders happening lately? Maybe you've seen Michiko Morimoto reporting on it?"
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by GameMaster on Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:24 am

    The clacking pauses for a moment then continues once again.

    The voice says, "No. Who is that? Some trid-news harlot?"
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by Sam Dekker on Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:34 am

    "Um. Well, she's a reporter. Um."
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by Sam Dekker on Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:36 am

    "Um, sir um. Professor, sir. I really would rather not be shouting about this out in the hallway. I think the murders are from jiangshi... Jiangshis? I'm really not sure of the pluralization. I've got these police files and some pictures. And if you could just look at them for me..."
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by Sam Dekker on Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:23 am

    Sam checks the enrollment list for Morikami's classes, and starts emailing the students using his B@llzDeEp696969 identity. He asks them, if they're free, to schedule an appointment with Morikami and to come to his office for the appointment.
    ((I don't know exactly what to roll for that. I'm going to do a matrix search to try to get the class manifest and email addresses? And then a social test? I don't know what to roll for that... Just charisma? Charisma plus internet fame bonus? I'll do that. Idk if these rolls are necessary or not. Let me know if they are, or if they should be different))
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    He offers 20 nuyen to the first student who gets Morikami to open his door for them.
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by GameMaster on Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:11 am

    The clacking continues as the professor says, "That all sounds very concerning, but all the more reason for me not to be inviting you in. Who knows what you could be?"

    Sam gets a message reading, "For real? 20 nuyen? Sure, I'm in the building right now. Hold on."

    A college kid in a trenchcoat with black eye makeup and various cheap talismans hanging around his neck walks up the hall a few minutes later and says, "Hey, I don't know who you are or why you are pretending to be B@llzDeEp696969, but if you got the money I can open the door for ya."
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by Sam Dekker on Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:30 am

    "I'm. It doesn't matter. Here."
    Sam gives him the money.
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by chougou on Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:15 pm

    Chougou examines the lock to see if it can be broken easily (just for knowledge sake...) and wakes up out of his stupor. He was thinking about noodles since he hadn't eaten lunch yet.
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by GameMaster on Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:18 pm

    Chougou examines the lock and sees that it would require either an autopicker or skill with lockpicks to disable under normal circumstances. As he is peeking at the door's lock, he is fairly certain that it is not engaged at all. Meanwhile the student takes the money and says, "Alright, so here is the secret to getting into this professor's office. It'll get a little technical so stay with me."

    He walks over to the door and points to the knob and says, "This is a knob."

    He then points to the hours on the door and says, "These are the hours when the professor is in his office. During that time, you take a firm grasp of the knob and twist it because that's when it is unlocked. Any other time, it is locked so don't try it then. Oh yeah, and don't bother asking for permission to enter from the guy. He is paranoid about supernatural monsters being able to get into his office and kill him once they get invited in. Just go ahead and walk in and he'll talk to you."

    The student turns the knob, and sure enough the door is not locked at all. "Thanks for the cash!" he says as he leaves and walks down the hall. The professor is in the office, a middle aged Desian man with a cigarette in one hand and a neck bent low under the weight of countless holy symbols from faiths around the world. You can now see the source of all the clacking sounds. It's a... well you aren't really sure what it is. It looks like an old timey keyboard, only really big and with no visible cables to power it or connect it to anything. As he hits the buttons on the keyboard, little hammers clack against a piece of paper that has been slipped into the top end of the keyboard, each one leaving a Victorian letter behind. Given the lack of power cables, it must run on batteries or magic. One of the two.

    The professor says, "Don't stand around like idiots. Close the door before you let something in."
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by GameMaster on Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:23 pm

    A quick look around the room reveals something really strange: there are no electronics at all in the room. Not a commlink, trid or wireless enabled t-shirt. Even the lights are provided by kerosene lamps. You have never seen a room so utterly devoid of technology before without being empty. And the room is far from empty. There are walls of shelves filled with books, pickled animal parts, and magical talismans. The shelves and walls are covered in the same kinds of markings that you saw outside in the hall. What looks like a raccoon can be seen sitting in a large cage on one side of the room.
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by Sam Dekker on Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:25 pm

    Sam stares at the kid, dumbfounded, as he walks away down the hall. He shrugs, and decides to chalk this one up to a success.
    He, (and Chougou) enter the office and he closes the door behind them.
    "Hi, Professor," Sam says, keeping his gaze directed towards the floor. "My name is Sam. Um. Like I was, um, saying. Um. We think there's jian... shis? You never told me the right way to say that. Um. They're in the city, we think. And killing people. Um. Yeah. Um. And we're trying to stop it?"
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    Re: Mingmei university

    Post by GameMaster on Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:04 pm

    The professor looks up from the machine he is typing on and eyes the pair in his room. "Jiangshi, you say? What kind? If they are powerful enough to kill people they must at least be jumping jiangshi..."

    ((on a technical note, the language doesn't actually have plural or singular, so the word doesn't pluralize.))

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