Comic 985 - Dark reality

27th Feb 2014, 9:00 PM
Dark reality
Average Rating: 5 (16 votes)

Author Notes:

Centcomm 27th Feb 2014, 9:00 PM edit delete
Centcomm
Yep Kyle is NOT a happy camper..
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Dragonrider 27th Feb 2014, 9:02 PM edit delete reply

PLEASE tell me he ain't gonna do what I think he's gonna do.
cattservant 27th Feb 2014, 9:06 PM edit delete reply

Hopefully he learned something from his previous encounter.
Centcomm 27th Feb 2014, 9:37 PM edit delete reply

Hopefully..
Centcomm 27th Feb 2014, 9:37 PM edit delete reply

who Kyle? lets see !
MikeyLikesIt 27th Feb 2014, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
I mean, it's not like he's a teenager in love, right? Those kind make some bad, impulsive decisions. Kyle's like a well-prepped special infiltration agent, hand-picked by Tokyo Rose for . . .
. . . wait, was that some other comic I was reading?
mjkj 28th Feb 2014, 1:28 AM edit delete reply

Who is Kyle? There is no Kyle here - that is Leo...
Reiko 27th Feb 2014, 10:58 PM edit delete reply

We'll see. He struck me as being *very* naive when I gave him the disk.

At the time, I wasn't sure what was going on. His naiveté suggested that he had perhaps annoyed someone and was trying to run and hide, but that sort of situation didn't fit with my being involved.
mjkj 28th Feb 2014, 1:26 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, he does not really understand Rome's society - and he is quite impulsive. Not a good mix...
Alexander the So So 28th Feb 2014, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
No, you'd never be involved in stirring up random chaos. Uh uh, nope, never.
Sheela 1st Mar 2014, 12:57 PM edit delete reply

Ah well, maybe the palace could use a bit of stirring up with a sideorder of chaos.

Give Maxus another good excuse to whip the Douchebag a bit more. :D
cattservant 27th Feb 2014, 9:04 PM edit delete reply

He's well placed,
But being on the kitchen staff
is an excellent bit of A&U!
Centcomm 27th Feb 2014, 9:37 PM edit delete reply

hehe it is - it really is !
Dragonrider 28th Feb 2014, 2:48 PM edit delete reply

Also places him close to somewhere he can get in trouble, however the kitchen computers probably do not have the security others do and they would need access to deep memory for cooking recipes that are family traditions a good route for Rose to backdoor through.
Centcomm 28th Feb 2014, 4:31 PM edit delete reply

heheh :D
jamie59 27th Feb 2014, 9:07 PM edit delete reply

Wait staff probably has the most run of the place except for the maids.
cattservant 27th Feb 2014, 9:16 PM edit delete reply

You'd like to think that if Priest Agrippa wasn't in on this, they would be a bit more security conscious!
Centcomm 27th Feb 2014, 9:38 PM edit delete reply

hehe true very true..
Centcomm 27th Feb 2014, 9:37 PM edit delete reply

exactly :D
plymayer 27th Feb 2014, 11:05 PM edit delete reply

Can I just get a tuna salad sandwich while we are here?
velvetsanity 27th Feb 2014, 11:25 PM edit delete reply

Are you sure you wouldn't rather have a tofu burger? :D
WinterJay 28th Feb 2014, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
XD Stop making me hungry!!
Dragonrider 28th Feb 2014, 9:25 AM edit delete reply

A Tofurger with lettuce, tomato, soy cheese product, Soy Mayo, Turbacon artificial salt on a gluten free bun?
Centcomm 28th Feb 2014, 4:31 PM edit delete reply

yum... :(
Antonious 28th Feb 2014, 6:46 PM edit delete reply

Every time I see tofu burger My mind warps it into toe fur burger. Bad mind, bad mind, bwahahahahaha
Sheela 1st Mar 2014, 12:59 PM edit delete reply

Did someone mention Tuna ? :D
mjkj 1st Mar 2014, 3:25 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, Sheela, I think someone did...

Was it Tofu-Tuna they mentioned? :p
XRzer04 28th Feb 2014, 12:21 AM edit delete reply
If he wants to do anyone any good he'd better keep a lid on it...
Centcomm 28th Feb 2014, 4:31 PM edit delete reply

we shall see..
Sheela 1st Mar 2014, 9:35 PM edit delete reply

For all we know, Priest Agrippa may get a hold on the situation before Kyle manages to get himself into trouble.

Heck, if Priest Agrippa really has as bad a temper and selfcontrol as has been hinted at, maybe Kyle need to get him out of a sticky situation. :D
mjkj 28th Feb 2014, 1:24 AM edit delete reply

Well, did Sergia get a special collar, like an android's that deals out shocks? or is he choking her with her existing one?

*hugs Sergia*

I hope Leo does not do something stupid...



PS: I like the new (quite big) vote incentive - though it has quite the outch factor going...
poor Lynn...

PPS: You mention Kyle in the alt text and in the Author's note - but there is no Kyle anymore, there only is Leo...
Centcomm 28th Feb 2014, 4:21 PM edit delete reply

hes just got his fingers under the band of the metal of the collar pulling it tight.. its more half choking not deadly..

as for the inceintive yep Lynn kicks the snot out of Gavin :D

PS har har!
Draginbeard 28th Feb 2014, 2:19 AM edit delete reply

After thinking about this for a minute, Im of the opinion that while he might want to, he will restrain himself. Unless this turns life threatening, my guess is he will plan something quietly for later.

He was chosen for this because he is smart enough to play the role needed.
velvetsanity 28th Feb 2014, 6:37 AM edit delete reply

I thought he was chosen because he was too bull-headed about running to Lynn's rescue despite a total lack of skill and knowledge?

In other words, "he's going in anyway, so might as well try to make him useful"?
Dragonrider 28th Feb 2014, 2:41 PM edit delete reply

Agree Velvet, let him go in if he helps I'm ahead, if not I'm no worse off than before and some security may relax because they caught him. No downside for the electronic puppet-master.
Draginbeard 28th Feb 2014, 3:00 PM edit delete reply

Wait, so getting caught in a minor kitchen scuffle is going to throw them off the real mission? Unless Kali gets involved, (and for something like this, why would she?) its unlikely he is going to give them any meaningful intel, or am I reading this wrong?

And just as a side note, if a security breach was discovered, it would cause an alert, not relax the staff.

His getting caught has no upside. Especially for him.
Centcomm 28th Feb 2014, 4:23 PM edit delete reply

all I can say is wait and see on the "kitchen scuffle" :D
Dragonrider 28th Feb 2014, 4:40 PM edit delete reply

@Draginbeard If Kyle/Leo helps Rose get in the system she's ahead, if he doesn't and gets caught she's not lost anything and Security caught someone they expected to try to get in to break Lynn out, they relax a little.
Draginbeard 28th Feb 2014, 6:43 PM edit delete reply

@Dragonrider, Ive been doing corporate security for quite a few years now, I promise you, a breach is not wanted, especially if there is already an alert out.

If an intruder still manages to infiltrate a (royal, mind you) location, despite an issued BOLO (Be on the Lookout), the entire facility will go on high alert. That is plain and even basic security protocol.

The first question from the top brass is going to be 'You knew the site was at risk, and still failed to prevent the intrusion?'

Someone is going to lose their job (and in a place like this, possibly their life) at the end of the day. That's good incentive to take even the smallest incident very seriously.

Does Rose care if Kyle/Leo gets caught? Probably not, but she should.

This has the potential to go sideways very quickly.

If they get even a hint that there is a greater mission in play, it wouldn't take much to back track Kyle/Leo's movements and start unraveling all kinds of secrets.

The only saving grace here is that this could easily be viewed as straight forward incident with an unruly employee. But only if Kyle/Leo plays it smart.

If you all are right about him being head-strong and stubborn, and that the palace is expecting some kind of intrusion... even a cursory look at how Kyle/Leo got hired on is going to raise suspicions. Thats enough to get the ball rolling in the worst possible direction.

But again, I could be reading things wrong. I just know what the logical steps are in my line of work.
Sheela 1st Mar 2014, 1:44 PM edit delete reply

BOLO ?

Hrm, I seem to remember a pair of old BOLO tanks form the Old Guard by name of DBC "Death by Chains" and DBQ "Death by Quarter", it wouldn't happen to be them, would it ? I think they got stationed on some backwater planet, I wonder what happend to them.
Stormwind13 3rd Mar 2014, 10:10 AM edit delete reply

I have to agree with Draginbeard here. If you have a breech of any kind, security immediately increases vigilance. It is frequently the case of closing the door after the horses have all been stolen, but it is the way all the security I'm familiar with operates. And they stay hyper vigilant for awhile (a period of a few days to a few months) before relaxing. So inserting anyone with the expectation of getting them caught would be counterproductive I think.

But Rose has kind of stacked the deck here. I mean, she has 2 agents in the room, plus a suborned member of the Priesthood. So the poor Kitchen Master is purely outnumbered. :-)

And who is the young lady in the background of the 4th panel there? Is it aforementioned Junilla? Or yet another player in the drama unfolding (Rose did say she has agents EVERYWHERE after all :-D)? :-)
mjkj 1st Mar 2014, 12:16 AM edit delete reply

@velvet: That was one point of why Rose chose him another was that he is good with computers, AIs etc. hardware and software, and has the skills to actually repair Aeneas.
velvetsanity 1st Mar 2014, 6:03 AM edit delete reply

Well, yes, his skill set was ideal, and she knew she couldn't really stop him anyway. Still had nothing to do with him having any ability to 'play the role'.
Draginbeard 1st Mar 2014, 10:52 AM edit delete reply

If he cant play a role, why give him one?
velvetsanity 1st Mar 2014, 2:13 PM edit delete reply

I'm not saying he can't do it. Just that it's possible that he can't pull it off.
Centcomm 2nd Mar 2014, 6:49 PM edit delete reply

shes HOPEING :D
Hornet 28th Feb 2014, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, but at the end it's not really the kitchen-master that needs something done to him. Kitchen-master is just doing what's expected to keep the bricks from falling on all of their heads.
Centcomm 28th Feb 2014, 4:23 PM edit delete reply

Correct Hornet.. :D
KarToon12 28th Feb 2014, 8:16 AM edit delete reply

Talk about Hell's Kitchen....D:
Rashala 28th Feb 2014, 2:37 PM edit delete reply

Nooot really I mean is there a bottle blond Brit there Dropping F bombs about the food staff and such and insulting the head chef?
Centcomm 28th Feb 2014, 4:24 PM edit delete reply

why is that familar !! :D

the " Bottle blond Brit there Dropping F bombs "
Tokyo Rose 28th Feb 2014, 6:13 PM edit delete reply

Chef Gordon Ramsay. Duh, Cent, really? :D
Centcomm 28th Feb 2014, 4:23 PM edit delete reply

( actually thats the name of some of the set peices I used :D hahah )
Rashala 2nd Mar 2014, 12:59 AM edit delete reply

you named set pieces
Bottle blond Brit there Dropping F bombs??????
velvetsanity 2nd Mar 2014, 7:19 AM edit delete reply

I think she meant "Hell's Kitchen", Rash LOL :D
velvetsanity 1st Mar 2014, 6:05 AM edit delete reply

New month! VOTE, people!
mjkj 1st Mar 2014, 3:28 PM edit delete reply

Done.
Centcomm 2nd Mar 2014, 6:50 PM edit delete reply

yeah its only the 2nd though and a slow day ..
mjkj 2nd Mar 2014, 7:25 AM edit delete reply

Uh...

*blinks*

Luna Star overtook Datachasers...????

For real???

LS: 48
DC: 57

Wow...

(repost from Luna Star)
cattservant 2nd Mar 2014, 7:33 PM edit delete reply

Look out!
Grandma is having a surge!

DC64/LS58/S&S181
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