Sorry About Last Night


Kazuo follows up on the previous night's Crown conversation, where Makio never did get explanations or answers. Naru helps!

Date: 2017-11-03
Pose Count: 54
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 16:18:49 85996
Last time Makio was here, he only had to stop by the roof with the fire on it.

This time, he has a list of instructions: avoid the minimall on the first floor, introduce himself to the concierge, the concierge will key the elevator for him and put him on the preapproved list; take the elevator up to the very top floor, and come in the door labelled 'use this one.' For once, don't bother knocking; the household is in some ways in the same come-and-go status that public spaces are. There will be house slippers in the foyer. There are also house rules, framed and posted on the wall; he will probably want to read them at some point.

The hallway that the elevator leads on to has four identical doors, none labelled other than the one that does in fact have the 'use this one' sign.

The main room alone is larger than a lot of apartments.

That might be more startling than the elaborate murals, or Kazuo casually washing dishes in the kitchen.
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 16:36:29 85997
There is also the fact he dropped a basket of apples by once, but that was probably intercepted without him even having to enter the apartment or the building since it was just a delivery. He does remember having had talk of the rules, but he SHOULD remind himself of them.

After a moment of doing just that (and noting that the only one that seems like a possible issue is remembering Chiba gets player one) he takes a moment to actually look at the mural too. Dang, even for a rich place this place seems nice... Makio'd probably be a LOT more startled by Kun' if he hadn't been surprizingly respectful enough to read the rules before letting himself intrude much. Having done so, he realizes Kun's probably just doing his own part like the rules say to.

That being the case, Makio, house slippers and all, invites himself into the kitchen. "Yo, I made it," he says in what apparently passes as a greeting, "You guys--well I've been walked through it by you before, but you've got a better appartment than some people's houses I've seen."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 16:43:25 85998
"We need to," Kazuo answers, with a faint note of amusement in his tone. "Not only do we have guests on a regular basis, but putting Izumi and Neil in close quarters would wind up with Mamoru deeply upset and the lot of us conducting a search reminiscent of the succession of the Dalai Lama. Would you like something to drink?"
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 16:51:59 85999
Makio Ryu tilts his head a little. "Oh, I'm not sure I've met Izumi...but Neil deffinetly seems like I've only heard about him," he murmurs thoughtfully, "To drink, hmm, I should really drink some more water with how much soda gets thrown at me, so just water'll be fine."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 17:01:16 86000
"Izumi's about so tall." Kazuo gestures. "Very pretty. Bright hair, long, worn back. He and Neil and Saburo used to go to Infinity -- they were third-years last year, in Mamoru's class, so you might have seen them in passing. Neil is just short of my height, broader in the shoulders, stronger. Brown hair, long, loose; the hair would have been easier to notice than he was, and given how long he gets, that's saying something. Saburo's about Izumi's height, short blond hair, talks people into things. All three of them live here, like Mamoru and I do."

Kazuo dries his hands and assembles a small tray. Two glasses. A pitcher of water from the refrigerator. A small plate of small cookies -- small, since Makio just evaded sugar from other sources. That's fetched out to the low table by the pair of couches, and a glass poured for each of them. "I wanted to apologize for last night. You asked a reasonable question. Did you ever get an answer?"
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 17:20:34 86001
Makio Ryu gives an ahh in recognization. "I might have seen them around, yeah, I know I thought Mamoru looked familiar when he said he used to be in Infinity. Hard to keep tabs on a whole school though..." He pauses, remembering to note something slightly related. "Actually, on that note, I've started trying to keep a closer eye on the lower schools, cause I remember stories about a Madoka that seem a bit...off and Naru isn't sure if this girl is or isn't a magical girl. I told Naru I'd let you guys know any time something seems off about goings on at Infinity since you guys aren't there anymore."

He seems a little surprized by Kazuo's question. For that matter, he's not used to Kazuo talking to him this much at all, outside of strictly need to know sort of talk. "That's fine dude," he insists, "I figured you might just be stressed or tired. I can be an annoying guy, so I'm accustomed to getting a lot worse from people at school. I guess I can get a little overbearing sometimes..."

He deffinetly appreciates Kun's thoughtfulness in reguards to the food. It's not that he's worried about his weight but....well sometimes he is a bit TOO careless thanks to how casual his parents are with the sugar and caffine and wonders if he might be doing himself a grave disservice with how much he allows himself to just fall in to gobbling all of it up. His metabolism is good, but how good is it for the things that AREN'T visable from the outside?

"But nah, I think everyone was pretty wiped by the time I got there. They all left not long after I showed up and they seemed kind of tired of talking about it."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 17:40:49 86002
Kazuo tilts his head to one side with a little frown. "About a Madoka?" he repeats. "-- it might be someone we know, or at least knew a while ago. Or it might be someone by another name."

But there's a more immediate topic, and Kazuo settles himself -- retrieves a folded napkin to serve as a coaster, and sets a glass on it in Makio's direction; takes the other glass, and then takes a seat.

"You," he says, "were not particularly the problem last night. You were coming in on a conversation partway, and had not heard the nature of the problem, or why things that were being discussed were counterproductive ideas. Other people had heard more of the nature of the problem, and were effectively insisting that things that people who had already touched on the problem had already tried would, of course, work for them, without considering that they had already been attempted and failed in a way that was dangerous not just for the people who tried, but for others. Meanwhile, I could not actually tell them 'don't do that,' in part because they don't answer to me, in part because there is a sharp limit on when my preferred tactics work at all, but most importantly because it was not my problem to manage. So I left.

"But if none of them thought to tell you what was going on, then you suffered for that, and I apologize. Forgive me that I forget: have you met Alexis Raskoph?"
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 17:57:35 86003
Makio Ryu thanks Kazuo as he takes the glass and listens in on the up coming information. "I have not. Is that Lacrima's brother? I've heard something that seemed unrelated in an earlier statement about Lacrima's brother going through something that SOUNDED like it had to do with Lacrima's party...but no one's really cleared it up yet, so I'm entirely lost on the whole thing." And really if anything Lacrima kinda lashed out at him if anyone did...and even she was well within the lines of ok.

"And well, I might not be someone meant to answer to you, but I've already been given a pretty good sense of how high up the chain you guys are in mahou seniority here. My entire group's still so green that I'd have no problems taking any kind of info or suggestions you have for me. Soo, don't hesitate to let me know if I'm just in your way, or anything else you need me to know like that."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 18:06:23 86004
"Lacrima has a brother by blood, who only half-believes in magic, and hates it," Kazuo says evenly. "Several people have tried to intervene. They have all made the matter worse. My understanding is that something deeply unfortunate happened to him around her Halloween party, but I don't have details."

Kazuo frowns at his glass rather than doing something reasonable like drinking from it, then glances across at Makio again. "Alexis Raskoph is Lacrima's brother-by-choice. He has no known magic of his own. In the last few months, he began showing inexplicable knowledge, that he himself could not source or properly recognize, about the Devices like those certain mages use. He also began having gaps in his memory. On the thirteenth of October, he was found apparently having just vomited blood. No-one has seen him since then. Our current belief is that his mother may be either holding him somewhere in secret or conspiring to do so, and may also have been responsible in some fashion for the gaps in his memory. His mother is wealthy, influential, and capable of perceiving magic; we do not know the degree or extent of her power or resources. We don't know for certain whether she is in fact holding Raskoph at all." Apparently the surname belongs to the son, in Kazuo's mind, and the parents don't deserve it. "Several people worked out a way to scan for signs of Raskoph's presence. They have not been finding recent traces. Possibly he is not at the house, or in the city. Possibly his signature has changed. Possibly the house is equipped with some way to conceal his energy signature or block scans, which suggests a significant amount of power involved. Security there is high. His mother has also displayed knowledge she should not have had: she knew of things that had taken place between Raskoph and Lacrima in private, for instance. So. We have a potential opponent, of unknown but high capability. And idiots keep wanting to try poking her on their own, with neither justification nor any way to avoid being caught, swatted, taken prisoner and used as practice for mind-control, or used as a pretext for Raskoph's mother to start ordering assassinations, for all we know."
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 18:15:15 86005
Makio Ryu frowns rather deeply at all that. "Well that certainly explains the reaction, yes," he responds. "Well, I /want/ to help, but even though I'm not /smart/, I'm also calm enough of a guy that I can wait around for a way I /can/ help instead of rushing off blindly and just making more trouble...I think. So I can promise I won't go rushing off on my own, at least. I know I have no business going it alone yet. If you guys could use me though..."
Naru Osaka 2017-11-03 18:25:40 86006
There's no preamble before the door opens again. This place really /does/ have a certain public sense of people coming and going, and the smell of coffee cake enters the living room before Naru does.

"I call foul on the 'not smart' comment." Naru notes as she makes her way through towards the kitchen, holding the cake on a plate in her hands. Clearly she heard that.

Her voice comes from the kitchen as she sets it down and checks on the state of the coffee. "What are we not rushing into alone?" There's some quiet noises of cake plates moving to permit a rather short Naru to climb on the counter and retrieve herself a mug, the movement utterly automatic at this point.
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 18:36:23 86008
"The Raskoph situation," Kazuo answers Naru without so much as a hello. "Someone last night was arguing 'but a different kind of drone would obviously work without negative consequences.' I walked out. Though the same person had some better ideas later. Not mine to arbitrate, all the same."

He turns his attention back to Makio. "If you want to help, talk with Rashmi Terios, as I said. I'm not coordinating this one. I'll explain that in a little; one topic at a time."
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Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 18:40:11 86009
Makio Ryu grins and waves as Naru arrives. "Hey Naru," he greets before taking a moment to finally drink from his own glass. He blushes very slightly on the point that she heard him call himself stupid after already having texted with him about this topic once before. "...Thanks... um Kazuo was telling me about the situation with Alexis, yeah, he was letting me know how some people are getting a bit...troublesome in thier attempts to help out. I can only guess how annoying that is with how many mahou there seem to be around here. Seems like trying to keep people out of trouble would become a like a game of whack-a-mole..." He looks a touch awkward again as Kazuo brings up someone asking about a different kind of drone, even though he knows it was meant about someone else and his comment just happened to align with it due to his previous lack of knowledge on the situation.

"Ok, I've met them in passing a couple of times...and I've ment to try the family curry anyway," he notes in responce to being told to talk with Rashmi.
Naru Osaka 2017-11-03 18:46:26 86010
"Ah!" Naru replies as she emerges out from the kitchen with mug in hand, and that mug holding coffee. "There's a lot of cooks in the soup. I'm expecting to hear of an earth shattering kaboom at some point, and hopefully hear not so very long after that some combination of messy and messier has dragged Alexis out, and by the way there's hordes of something coming for everyone.. or something." She takes a sip of her coffee.

"Rashmi's a sweetie, I think you'll like her." Naru tells Makio with a nod and then considers. "I've never tried the curry."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 18:49:39 86011
"Worth trying," Kazuo comments to Naru. "Also worth trying might be you sitting down with this gentleman and brainstorming sometime. He comes up with ideas that are past most of our flexibility, but might be more workable for you."
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 18:54:36 86012
Makio Ryu looks as if he thinks he's lost the conversation somewhere. "Gentleman," he wonders, "Who are we talking about now?" Rashimi's a girl, ...at least he certaintly thinks she is. The water is given more attention as he ponders this sudden mystery.
Naru Osaka 2017-11-03 18:59:45 86013
Naru settles into a seat nearish to Makio and leans over to yoink a cookie from the plate Kunzite very kindly brought out. Someone has absolutely no concerns about her sugar, carb or calorie intake. Not even a passing thought.

She leans over and 'whispers' conspiratorially to Makio at his confustion. "That would be you."

Sitting back up again Naru grins and then chomps down on the cookie. "I totally need to figure out how to work with more people. Especially in things that I expect are going to be a giant mess. Through no fault of Rashmi's."
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 19:15:10 86014
Makio Ryu blinks as Naru answers his question and just laughs a little. "I think that's the first time I have unsarcastically been called a gentleman in ANY kind of casual company," he states (and he is very much internally surprized a compliment like such came from such a quiet, serious, and far more experianced seeming guy like Kunzite), "...I wonder if there's any way to help in organizing the mess, but with so many mahou in different groups and all, it feels...not likely."
Naru Osaka 2017-11-03 19:18:06 86016
"I'd say we're like herding cats.." Naru starts and then considers, holding her coffee in both hands as she leans back into the couch. "But I think the cats need to be on acid and prone to biting to make that analogy really work."

"I think a lot of the challenge is that people aren't used to looking to Rashmi for information. So we all need to get over ourselves in some regards."
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 19:24:39 86017
Makio Ryu says, "Seriously...it's not like this is some sort of popularity contest... Is there's some specific reason people are upset about it, or is it just that much of a case of people being unused to things and looking to some specific leader or trusting themselves?"
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 19:24:41 86018
Kazuo inclines his head toward Naru, steady. "We need to make an active effort to ensure people do not begin to look my way by default."
Naru Osaka 2017-11-03 19:30:26 86020
"Upset isn't exactly the word.. save that a lot of folks are upset about Alex going poof. On a lot of levels and for a lot of reasons." Naru gives a little shake of her head.

There's a glance to Kazuo at his comment before Naru is looking back to Makio and her expression holds a touch of rueful. "Well.. except that it isn't percisely a popularity contest, but there's a lot of assumptions, habits and expectations that are getting shaken up here. There's factions and loyalties and trust and familiarity all being shoved into the blender, effectively, and it's challenging."
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 19:39:13 86022
Makio Ryu tilts his head thoughtfully. "Makes me wish there wasn't an obvious issue of trust and there was just some mahou wide message posting or something, so we could get everone on one page. Alexis being Lacrima's brother by choice, and knowing just enough to know what kind of 'state' Lacrima is in, I'm guessing the trust issues are because he's an 'enemy' and people from both ends are trying to co-opperate?"
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 19:47:04 86024
"There's Virtue," Kazuo answers Makio. "The Guardians out of Seiyou run it - like Kukai, last night. It's useful for coordination and message-spreading. But not everyone's a member. Consider Lacrima, for instance. Jiaying Maki's never shown interest. And so forth."

He starts to say something else; stops; glances to Naru instead, and reaches for his water glass
Naru Osaka 2017-11-03 19:54:44 86026
"There are a reasonable chunk of people who do not play well together who are all invested in Alexis." Naru nods in agreement with Makio. "Virtue helps to some extent, for one side of the conversation. When we actually play together there too, and when some of us aren't idiot enough to literally need our heads examined and therefore not a good repository for information." She quirks a half smile. "Hypothetically speaking, of course."

"It gets complicated quickly." Naru sips from her coffee. "Mahou wide information spreading is also really challenging for if.. or more likely when.. it becomes a propoganda machine."
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 19:59:28 86028
Makio Ryu frowns and nods. "And it's understandably just all the harder to get some unafilliated party that everyone can trust as a center for things...some, if not everyone, might be thinking they've got a bias in the situation..."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 20:10:30 86030
"It's less complicated than that, I think," Kazuo says. "For this instance. Though you're correct in general. There is a selection bias in magic, toward people who are independent and wilful. They don't like the idea of following people other than by their own choice. And they feel competent to take on any threat. Often, they are right. But it means that it's difficult to keep them from doing foolish things, and often we have no right to do so. And it means that it is difficult to ask them to listen to someone new."
Naru Osaka 2017-11-03 20:19:54 86031
"Possibly it's less complicated for the one who everyone tells everythign to." Naru comments to Makio, although her smile to Kazuo is relaxed, the teasing gentle.

"I can be less polite about it.. people are familiar with turning to Kunzite and Endy as the cat herders. Looking to Rashmi is new and different. Most of us aren't used to new and different. Which is nothing on Rashmi. I don't know what her relationship with the Eclipse side of things is, which doesn't help the new and different. It's good for us.. mahou level of us.. but change is hard."
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 20:28:52 86033
Makio Ryu nods in agreement. "And it's easy for someone like me cause not only am I still pretty new to everything, but I'm pretty accepting of things in general... I guess it's not getting much accomplished if I'm just sitting here trying to think up a way to heard cats when I'm used to swiming in fish schools instead though... I know you guys have been scanning the situation and sending different kind of drones. It sounds like you've found out at least minor information about what IS around, even if you haven't found out information about what is..." He crosses his arms and tilts his head heavily to one side, practically leaning his entire body. "Has the scanning been done over a set amount of time or was it only successsful in a small amount and extended checking wasn't possible?"
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 20:36:51 86034
"The scanning requires the physical proximity of certain people," Kazuo says. "So there has only been a limited amount. But it does pick up past traces, at least in this case. I would be wary of drawing a general rule. As I said, there are obvious weaknesses, and potentially less obvious ones as well."
Naru Osaka 2017-11-03 20:41:32 86035
"I have no clue what's up with scanning. I have no clue what's up with much of anything, save to know that.. I have no clue what's up. Which is something, I suppose." Naru leans over to snag another cookie. It's a good thing she brought cake with her.

"And as I was talking with Hannah this morning.." Naru pauses and then adds. "Not the Witch Hana.. before Kazuo quietly has a heart attack.. the other Hannah.. she also has noticed Alexis missing, and if we want to talk about people who don't play with others.. Exhibit A. She might bring info to me, she might to you.. she might just make a mess, or talk to Lacrima. I have no clue, but figured I'd pass that info into the mix.. and yes I'll let Rashmi know too."
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 20:44:15 86036
Makio Ryu says, "The thing that struck me is that it was mentioned a lot of people were there...do we know if that's common to the house? ...just, there's a possibility it's just the norm if it's as big deal a place as what it sounded like but...with the information about his mother and the mention of a lot of people I'm worried what the amount of /people/ might mean. I mean...if it's not normal, maybe some sort of cultist hoojoo is going on and THAT's why no one can present traces of him? Like maybe some portal's opened or some...other has gotten into him and changed his sense? ...but then this is probably just a totally out there theory and I have NO reason to go that route. Just ever since I heard the number of people last night, it bothered me...it felt like a lot to me, even for staff of a house...but then, thanks to my grand parents I'm also not used to having staff around...so this is probably all pointless imagination wanderings...""
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 20:51:55 86037
Kazuo takes a moment of quiet before saying, "Thank you," more directly to Naru. "Lacrima also intended to speak with Hannah, I think. So that's progress there."

He turns to Makio. "Not many of us have been there before. I have the impression that the security was high to begin with. That doesn't rule out a cult, or possession, or nanotechnology. That's why I said that his signature might have changed: it covers a number of possibilities. His family is certainly unusual, though, yes. They may have significant corporate or political connections."
Naru Osaka 2017-11-03 20:59:21 86040
"I have been there before, and the security wasn't anything like this." Naru shakes her head a little. "People wise, that is. Granted, I think when I was over, his parents weren't home and we pretty much stuck to his room." To her credit, Naru doesn't even blush at that comment.

"And before his mother got home when we were snooping not so long ago, it was pretty quiet. It was when she got home that she had a squad of goons with her. And yes.. I totally agree Makio.. it felt weird. I figured she'd been replaced, or possessed or mind controlled. Which, to me, is still on the table."
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 21:02:39 86041
Makio Ryu says, "I'd ask about if anyone's had some way they tried looking for specific types of energy rather than for Alexis himself, but on one hand I'm pretty sure it's already been done if it's possible, and on the OTHER hand it sounds like there's enough possible variations on BAD NEWS out there that it'd be hard to look for the right /kind/ of bad news..."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 21:09:06 86043
"Scanning the property further represents a potential escalation," Kazuo says. "There are ways to do a generalized check, but Tyrfing is the one with the drones, and from his squabble with Nicomachea I have the impression he doesn't have the independent sensor suite he might. I may be wrong," he nods to Naru with that, "and my information may be outdated; Rashmi would be the one to ask."
Naru Osaka 2017-11-03 21:12:36 86045
"I'm not sure if he's actually got drone,s or just plans for drones. Cause he sent me detailed enough photos that the drone was mine." Naru considers a moment. "But he might also have drones, which would be cool." She crunches on cookie and then wipes the crumbs off her fingers onto her leggings absently. "Mine can't detect different energies, because I can't do that."

There's just the briefest glance to Kazuo at that comment, rueful and largely hidden behind her drink of coffee.
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 21:14:43 86046
Makio Ryu nods toward Kazuo. "I should really stop going on about it here," he murmurs, "Sorry, it's just...what's been brought up so my mind's rolling over it. I doubt I'll come up with anything anyone else hasn't thought of though..."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 21:18:30 86047
"Which raises the question of whether we can find a way to combine effects," Kazuo says to Naru. And then glances to Makio, amused. "There. Something you prompted that hadn't been thought of."
Naru Osaka 2017-11-03 21:23:14 86048
"Something to work on in our copious spare time and with all of our combined extra magical energy that we /totally/ have just laying around." Naru comments dryly to Kazuo before she nods to Makio. "Ideas are good like that.. just throwing out lots and lots of them, in various degrees and quanities of odd and 'this could never work' is shockingly effective. Most of us aren't super constrained by physics."
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 21:27:03 86050
Makio Ryu blinks in surprize at that. "It hasn't been considered already," he wonders, "Well then again, I guess it'd be harder for people on the inside to consider looking into following someone else's signature instead of Alexis'... I was thinking if this is something /really/ nasty, we might be able to learn more from following a 'bad news' energy signiture somewhere else that isn't constrained by what's been holding people off from checking deeper? ...if it's ever left that is..."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 21:35:11 86052
Kazuo lifts a hand a little, as if to rein in Makio's speculation. "Most of us," he says, "have no ability to operate either non-obviously or at a distance. Tyrfing has drones, yes. But Tyrfing is limited in what can be done with them. Naru has the ability to make her art real, within certain bounds. But the drone she created was detected and destroyed. The primary reason we are keeping away from the house is that it is very difficult to investigate safely. And signatures outside the house... there are twelve million people in this city. There are thousands of bad-news signatures elsewhere. Anything from a chronic pain patient generating enough negative energy to form a tiny youma, to a Wraith outbreak, to Riventon having run an experiment and not cleaned up after himself. So following random signatures elsewhere is not productive in this cause. The interesting part is the possibility of remaining at a distance from the house, and tasting ambient energies closer, but not so close as to draw their security's notice."
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 21:41:39 86054
Makio Ryu nods in understanding. "Well yeah, obviously I don't mean, going looking into every signature outside of the house..." he states, "That'd be rediculous...even to a newbie like me. I just meant if there was some how a particularly strong sense from the house and it left... Not saying that to push the issue though. Like you pointed out...it could be too dangerous."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 21:44:06 86055
"We'd need to catch it and be able to follow it unseen," Kazuo agrees. Then exhales quietly. "It'd be useful for that if Izumi were available. But we work with what we have. Short-ranged and slow as we are."
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 21:48:44 86056
Makio Ryu nods in reply. "For now that's all I've got, my if I can manage to get ahold of her I'll try talking with Rashmi..." he murmurs, "Thank you for filling me in and everything though. ...is there anything ELSE going on? Anything I should talk to my bosses about?" Mind, this isn't being said in some sense like this wasn't ALREADY a big enough deal, just that he honestly isn't sure if there's any other craziness going on he should be in the know about. His group's small and new and focused on a bunch of aliens that were still gearing up to cause any big trouble, AND he's not even the BIG player of who's there...they're honestly a BIT out of the loop.
Naru Osaka 2017-11-03 21:52:39 86058
Naru has been quiet, listening more than explaining. Kazuo has the explaining well in hand and she has coffee. Which is just about gone, mores the pity.

"Witches.. well mostly Hana on that front, but she's been quiet of late." Naru considers. "I've been in my own little la la land of suck, I don't know much of what the current big threats are."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 21:57:01 86060
"I don't know yet," Kazuo answers, straightforward. "There are some situations that look odd, but nonspecific. If any of them advance, I'll let you know." He pauses. "Pumpkin spice is safe again, though. And sooner or later I should give you the background on why I don't want people too used to looking to me. But that's increasingly old news."

He pauses and glances to Naru. "The cards. That's a pair of ongoing situations. Unfortunately.".
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 22:03:48 86061
Makio Ryu nods in responce to those replies. "Witches and cards...I've happened to run into a card situation once...it got an oil frieghter involved, so I got sent to look into things since the bosses were worried about the possible fall out of the frieghter crashing... Oh, that's right! I still don't really know the details, but there's something going on with a thing called jewel seeds. One of them apparently took over a fossil at the Sea Park. I only found out after it was already over."
Naru Osaka 2017-11-03 22:13:19 86064
"Seriously? The cards are STILL a thing?" Naru grumbles quietly. "I have a flamethrower that will /fix them/ once and for all, y'know. Or I can draw a shredder right quick."

Naru glances to Makio and quirks her head. "Jewel seeds? What do you mean by taking over a fossil?"
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 22:20:54 86066
"Tempting as it is," Kazuo sighs, "the cards are still important, murdering them is still a bad idea, and Riventon should still be discouraged from claiming them wherever possible. They're for something. We just don't know what. Punching their creator, however, I privately would be tempted to myself if I had the option."

He tilts his head to Makio about the jewel seeds. News to Kazuo, apparently.
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 22:22:46 86068
Makio Ryu nods at Naru. "Apparently they give wishes...and the fossil apparently somehow wanted to be alive again...I don't really know. Koji and Rashmi had some involvement, so they should know it with a lot more detail than I could follow..."
Naru Osaka 2017-11-03 22:26:11 86069
"There's entirely too many things roaming around that give wishes." Naru decides as she pushes herself to her feet. "I'm just not familiar with jewel seeds at all. Hunh. I'll ask around. I am generally pretty good at questions." She bends to collect dirty glasses and her dirty coffee cup and heads to the kitchen. Washing up, puttering, whatever. She's as familair with this kitchen as her own.
Kazuo Takeba 2017-11-03 22:29:36 86070
"Something like Lost Logia?" Kazuo pauses. "My turn to ask the wrong person. I'll ask elsewhere when the chance offers. Thank you for mentioning it. Still. You're due that story, when you're set for it. Doesn't have to be today."
Makio Ryu 2017-11-03 22:31:52 86071
Makio Ryu says, "Yeah, I haven't even heard of lost logia beyond a passing referance myself. Seems like we could both use a talk to Rashmi! ...and I'd love to, but your right, I'm going to have to check in with the bosses soon now." That said he gets up, takes a couple of the offered cookies, finishes his water, and gives a little bow. "Thanks for seeing me to clear things up though, dude! I'll talk to you later, for sure!""