*** Dave H. said:
Jason’s got some major stuff to tackle, though, in a way that “hanging out for the holidays” doesn’t quite work.
Well, his version of hanging out is probably more lack of sleep and obsessive digging at things, so yeah.
Per the email from Leo and his own inclinations, there are some clear concerns over security in the Quill computer realm. Doing some stuff to assist and protect Numina is a priority (leaving aside anything else re Janumina).
Any preparations or help you give in this area can proooobably be gotten to in a forum post. See Bill for details on that. Numina has a request.
Follow-up with Amir, based not just on his own mental / memory issues, but on the video that Waters shared with him, in which Amir is absent from that scene with Byron and Rusty and Chin, et al. Which raises the question of getting answers from him about what actually happened vs. the story he was given. That would probably be handled by Jason in person, which might be a plausible reason for delay if jetting down to the Florida Keys is not convenient, but delaying a few weeks would be difficult.
Agreed that this should be in play. If you’re around next session, I’d like to get to this. 22 might be a kind of tying up loose ends sort of session in that regard - finally getting to stuff we’ve been meaning to get to, while the rest of the world catches up to stuff you guys already knew.
As noted elsethread, if the disappearance of Iceland is publicly associated with the events in DC, Jason’s going to be answering a lot of questions from the press, from other law enforcement (assuming that AEGIS was already aware of this), etc. While there are some avenues for official handwaving by blaming it all on Dr. Chin, it’s still going to be something demanding his attention. (Alycia is likely to be unamused by all this, too, even if she’s seen the video that Jason dead-dropped to her.)
AEGIS knew about the effect that was messing with people’s memories. Did not know it’s origins. Officially suspects Vyortovia (as does most everyone, and no one’s listening to protestations to the contrary), but Waters at least doesn’t even question if/when you guys drop the “HHL did it” truth bomb on him.
Jason has gotten strong indications that his memories have been tampered with – either by design, or through the operation of the nanobots.
Or both. Jason can apply his big brain, AIs, nanite/computer interface, and a soup spoon’s worth of pessimism to determine good odds it’s a mix of “slightly” malfunctioning nanites designed to handle buffer overflow (causing some personality de-rezzing in the process), possibly intentional memory … influencing, also by the bots/Byron with regards to old memories of Alycia, and external fuckery by someone-probably-Hecate intended to steer him away from anything that would lead him in the direction of “rescuing Dad and Rusty.”
All of which doom-worthy activity can be subsumed under the Doom points you’ve picked up in the last couple sessions.
He would definitely be exploring this, through the Quill computers, through trying to get more straight answers from Li’lycia, and from redoubling his efforts to get ahold of the real Alycia, given that he’s forgotten big chunks of their ?relationship? thing. I’m sure I’m forgetting other not-insignificant bits.
I think Alycia can be gotten to either next session, maybe, or during some kind of make-up session we do with you and Charlotte.
Any weirdness that evolves from “two weeks worth of stuff happened with Leo/Adam/Harry, but we were only in the Sepiaverse for a couple days” can be addressed with a jar of handwavium ointment.
author: Doyce T.