Comic 936 - Make sandwiches

Posted on 14th Apr 2018, 7:50 PM in Shipping Off to Southden
Make sandwiches

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Morgenstern 14th Apr 2018, 7:50 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
While you rest a bit from casting those spells, you start making sandwiches for everyone.

You just finish getting them set out--and start eating one yourself--when Fuse and Caius return.

"So, uh," Caius chuckles, "gun's good. Kind of a pain to reload, but Michelle's havin' a ball with it."

"I think I know how we're gonna set up the trap," Fuse says. "We'll still wanna be ready for monsters, but... I do have a plan."

You tell the two of them what rituals you did... and you show Fuse the mysterious keycard.

"...Huh." He takes it for a moment, looking it over before handing it back to you. "It looks legit. It's supposed to be an improvement, right? Not just a sidegrade... so maybe it's to one of those cool bunkers the tradesmen were offering before."

You ask how the cars deal went.

"Oh, yeah," Fuse laughs, "the others are still uhhh... figuring that one out. Turns out it's hard to find a place flat enough to paint perfect symbols on, but big enough for a bunch of cars. At least, it is in Ilworth--hills and broken pavement everywhere."

"We're prob'ly gonna end up plowin' into one of tha abandoned houses," Caius says with a smile. "Floor's big enough, just can't get a car through a door. It don't help that none of tha cars'll start. Me an' Michelle'll have to drag whatever we're gonna trade to tha circle."

"It's turning into a project, is the short version," Fuse concludes. "It's a fun idea, but whatever time and effort Space Car demands, we could probably be doing something more important."

"Maybe, maybe not," Caius states. "Space Car might have guns."

"That is true," Fuse replies with a solemn nod. "Space Car could have guns."

Comments:

lil Joshu 14th Apr 2018, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Maybe tape guns to the cars in the trade with the cars? Maybe we'll get a hover tank? (Although we might want to make sure we can get it through the bunker doors? A tank in Illworth doesn't do us much good except for maybe raise eyebrows of local government.)
Swagner 14th Apr 2018, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
Swagner
I'll laugh if what we get is just a space car with space guns attached to it.
Toricon 14th Apr 2018, 11:01 PM edit delete reply
Attached using space duct tape. We don't know how to take it off. This could be a problem.
LytharWolfe 14th Apr 2018, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
LytharWolfe
Technically any vehicle is legal in real world England, including tanks, so long as the treads are rubber and the weapons systems are defunct.

Which is a very strange thing to know, I'll admit.
chaosblitz 15th Apr 2018, 1:01 AM edit delete reply
ahh, but this isn't realworld England. it is a futuristic maybe-England that might not have the same laws as us. (on that topic, none of the countries we've been to have actually been named out loud, so while it gives England or America vibes, it might not actually be those countries. I'm honestly getting elfquest vibes from this, since it takes place on a planet that seems to be both earth and not earth at all)
Archon 14th Apr 2018, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
If it comes down to it, could try taking the cars apart and using the components in the ritual.
No guarantee we get a car by doing that though.
Baron11704 14th Apr 2018, 8:14 PM edit delete reply
Yeah there's no way we're going to get a good car outta that, it's just gonna be a beefed up transmission or somethin
Guest 14th Apr 2018, 10:08 PM edit delete reply
Sell custom souped up Parts in town?
lil Joshu 14th Apr 2018, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
If I recall, there wasn't much specific about how the lines are made... maybe we could just get a projector and put it on a pole rather than moving around the cars?
Toricon 14th Apr 2018, 11:02 PM edit delete reply
No, the projector would put the image on top of the cars, not under it. Probably wouldn't work.
lil Joshu 15th Apr 2018, 1:52 AM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
What if we dug down just where we need to put the lines so we don't have level things out and just traded all the junk in Illworth at once for...

...

...

Oh fer F@#%@# sake, is that the ritual Thale is planning under the city? Trade out low quality oversynced Thale clone population and high quality buildings for high quality oversynced Thale population of potentially Lasker quality and an alien fortress?
pkrankow 15th Apr 2018, 5:17 AM edit delete reply
pkrankow
... that is scary possible
EclairForce 14th Apr 2018, 8:14 PM edit delete reply
I am all for space car and it having guns. If we get around to doing the information ritual again I want to ask the tradesmen what they would tell us about the fusion ritual. Also I the immeadiate term I wanna check up on some of our animals like the birds, it's been a while.
Mochi 14th Apr 2018, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
Mochi
if no one's stopped in to see the girls today, maybe someone should go and make sure tesla's still doing alright. we do need to hear fuse's plan, but that can maybe wait until the others are done farting around so we can have the whole team present.
Leafia_Barrett 14th Apr 2018, 9:08 PM edit delete reply
Leafia_Barrett
This is a good idea. Maybe ask Faraday what she thinks of our idea?
Blue_Elite 14th Apr 2018, 9:24 PM edit delete reply
And distribute sammiches proper.
psychoshen 15th Apr 2018, 12:54 AM edit delete reply
psychoshen
I agree, we should check in with the kids and make sure they're doing ok.

Also check with Finch and Elizabeth to see what they're up to. Did Finch flesh out his idea for condensing Faraday? How's Elizabeth getting on?
PurpleKetchup 15th Apr 2018, 2:45 AM edit delete reply
Now that I think about it, there was another thing Edison had trouble with aside from fire and water...

The tinfoil hats. Should be easy enough to "wrap" Faraday down to human size with enough of it - start unrolling at the walls and doors, then slowly pull it together towards... whatever endpoint is best. Her cell ?
... still going to require a whole lot of foil. Where's a good place to buy it by the truckload that wouldn't bring attention ?
fellow 15th Apr 2018, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
fellow
Perhaps we could simply fill a few rooms with water vapor.
Tych 14th Apr 2018, 9:24 PM edit delete reply
don't matter how good space car is if it is stuck in Ilworth
Blue_Elite 14th Apr 2018, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
While we wait for the others, we should look into where we want to start the tunnel exploration. Using Howler's place means going into the lower-tiers which is now exceptionally dangerous. We could have the rats go to the apartment the slow way (on paw).

Otherwise if Fuse can check the validity of the new key card while having his sandwich, that'd be a bit of a time saver (we'd still need to make a new golem to explore, wouldn't want another Bunker C incident with one of our members).
O-O 14th Apr 2018, 9:59 PM edit delete reply
Hey so we have a magic book currently would it be an option to see if we can do things besides rituals like enchanting. also we need to think of purchasing some fire proof materials for the future or those suits used for when dealing with electricity, that might be beneficial for the future.
Cuttlefish 14th Apr 2018, 11:59 PM edit delete reply
Consult with Jury re:hackers. The Feds must be furious that the hackers behind the Tobu attack escaped.
Memo 15th Apr 2018, 9:51 AM edit delete reply
Memo
I agree with making the new key card a priority. And check the progress on the key/bunker program.
AE-86 15th Apr 2018, 12:12 PM edit delete reply
We could make a concrete pad in Ilworth it's not that expensive. That way we could trade up the cars.
Frission 15th Apr 2018, 2:02 PM edit delete reply
Frission
Hehehehehe, Space Car. xD Oh the boys are just adorable. <3