Comic 233 - Find out about the VIP area

Posted on 12th Aug 2017, 1:38 AM in Blood on Mars
Find out about the VIP area

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Morgenstern 12th Aug 2017, 1:38 AM edit delete
You command the guard to tell you how long it would take to get to the VIP area through the tunnel.

"Ten, fifteen seconds maybe... if you didn't run into any of the other guards. Good luck with that."

You send one of your rats to peek in on the VIP lounge. It manages to navigate the bar without issue--the loud music and the flashing lights make the rat hard to notice. The door to the VIP lounge is surprisingly open--merely disguised by a curtain, the shadows, and the color of everything.

Your rat peeks its head in.

You feel a sickening in your stomach as the scarred bodyguard crushes the rat beneath his heel.


rufiangel 12th Aug 2017, 1:52 AM edit delete reply

Rest in piece, dear rat; thank you for your service T___T *salutes*

I take it we didn't see anything except the scarred guard, who is scary. Well then. He did say he would be on duty wherever Mac was, so it look like Mac is in the VIP room right now,for sure. As for what they're upto in there is anyone's guess.

Better tell the others we lost a rat scout (rest his furry little soul) and now we'd better figure out how to take care of scar-face. How does a diversion sound? Can Fuse set something in the bar on fire to cause a distraction?
rufiangel 12th Aug 2017, 1:54 AM edit delete reply
I'm an idiot and missed the last panel - we *did* see the room. And it looks like there's only one guard, but that girl is there too. Oh boy...

Edit: better relay what we saw to the others. I'm guessing the entrance fromm the tunnel to the VIP room goes in from the other side (where the, uh, pole is).

Also that rat gif is pretty darn awesome. ;v; a shining moment before it died, at least...
PurpleKetchup 12th Aug 2017, 3:36 AM edit delete reply
Ah fuck, hate that.
Not good at all. We'll have to clean that up at one point.

The girl in that VIP lounge is different enough from the dancers in the other room that she might also be important.

Jane should focus on getting that guard as relaxed and sleepy as possible.
Are there any bouncers outside the front doors ? If not... here goes nothing:
> Have the last rat grab the thumbdrive back from where it left it and rush out the vents to the car.
> Jane goes back up and drops a smoke bomb in the bar area from the vent above it (then get the hell out of the vents, they're gonna fill with smoke).
> Michelle and Fuse rush through the front doors, deal with each guard 2-on-1 as the smoke starts expanding.

The sedated guard in the security room won't be able to coordinate their efforts well or at all, so that should limit their response until they communicate directly between each other, at which point the smokescreen will be up.

> Jane re-enters from the front and assists as much as she can.
> Together, rush the VIP room. Have Fuse set the rat's remains and the guard's legs on fire.

This should prevent their cleanup team from grabbing a sample of Jane's blood from there.

> Knock down anything that's not a tubeguard (check the legs!), ziptie their hands, blindfold/gag them, then pull 'em out under cover of smoke.
> Michelle can carry the lady solo, Fuse and Jane carry McLand.
> If they resist too much or are too noisy, either knock them out or red them up to placate them.

> Once you're outside use the hostages as meatshields.
That's a terrible part and will fail hard if they judge them expendable.

> Regroup in the parking lot, jam McLand in the trunk and the lady in the backseat.
> Get the hell out of there down to the mid tier... maybe the hospital ?

Eugh, this is not going to end well.
rufiangel 12th Aug 2017, 10:29 AM edit delete reply
Are we actually able to navigate through the smoke screens though ourselves? >_>;; I don't know if we have an advantage of being able to do so over the guards; if anything, they know the layout better and may be able to guess where things are through the smoke more than we would. It *would* make for a handy diversion though...
PurpleKetchup 12th Aug 2017, 1:57 PM edit delete reply
It's just a couple of rooms, so knowing the layout doesn't hold much advantage - knowing that smoke is incoming is bigger, strategically.

The whole thing sucks though. They killed the recon rat, and that scarred guard will probably ask for a sitrep from the security room if he has any suspicions something's afoot.
Hence the rather... reckless charge.
Portec 12th Aug 2017, 5:29 AM edit delete reply
Try to keep seeing/feelinbg/hearing what the dad rat can.

If you can move it try to bring it into a hiding place to keep survilliance of the VIP area.
Eternity 12th Aug 2017, 7:52 AM edit delete reply
R.I.P., dear rat.

I wonder if the guard can get in...? Maybe we could ask him?
Mochi 12th Aug 2017, 9:51 AM edit delete reply
i have a radical idea

can we just… set a fire? and trigger their fire alarm system? they should theoretically evacuate and maybe we can grab the dude we want in the confusion. maybe we should ask the guard we're mind-whammying about that.
rufiangel 12th Aug 2017, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
Given we have a resident pyrokinetic with us, I am for the plan of setting *somewhere* on fire to cause a diversion XD;; I'ma try hard to think of a suitably strategic place to do this XD
Mochi 12th Aug 2017, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
thanks for agreeing :P the best way to do it would probably be to send our guard to relieve the scarred guard, if we can give a convincing reason for him doing so, then set the fire and force our guard to smuggle the dude over to our waiting car in the ensuing confusion and chaos. alternatively, do everything up to the smuggling, but instead, equip our guard with a syringe and get him to inject the dude. then we may be able to just, force him to come on his own.
rufiangel 12th Aug 2017, 10:36 AM edit delete reply
Oh! Oh wow that's a pretty good idea! O_O If only we could find a way to relieve the scar-face from duty with a suitable reason... definitely an idea to ask the guard if there IS a good reason we could believably apply.

Maybe cause a fake ruckus in the restroom using smokescreens and yelling from the vents 'HEY, GUARD WITH THE SCAR ON YOUR FACE. YEAH, YOU. GET OVER HERE' XD (no, not really, I just wish I had a better plan XDD)
rufiangel 12th Aug 2017, 1:26 PM edit delete reply
Fanart of Jane and Fuse in their sneaky clothes XD


I actually did sketch Michelle, but it was too funny with the ski mask and I gave up :'D
Baeronius 4th Sep 2017, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
I really loved the multi-stage rat escort on this page.
Too bad he didn't get to dance to the music.
Would have been epic.