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Old 07-24-2017, 08:38 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by Marion Ette View Post

This is the main entrance to the Casino – as such, it is substantially guarded and monitored. Entering requires passing through two thick steel double doors, the first of which bears scars of previous attempts by law enforcement groups at breaking and entering. The amount of force required to break through them is probably beyond the capabilities of one Pokemon, or even a team of six. Since everyone in the daylight hours is posing as a trainer in search of a good time and quick riches, however, the doors will open for you... for now.

Once inside, entrants are greeted by a pair of guards on either side of the entryway - an Aegislash on the left, and a Metagross on the right. They wear little guard hats atop their heads with a Jirachi on them to indicate their positions. The Metagross in particular regards everyone with suspicion, but merely keeps an eye on the crowd.

Behind Aegislash are some more practical features of the lobby, such as a check-in counter/help desk, restrooms and a small souvenir shop. There is also an ELEVATOR near the restrooms. Behind Metagross are some plush couches for patrons to sit and relax, as well as the STAIRWAYS leading UPSTAIRS and DOWNSTAIRS. Two more guard Pokemon – an Arcanine sitting calmly by the help desk, and a Machamp in a Jirachi's Casino leather jacket (with four arm holes, of course) wandering about – make four in total.

In the center of the lobby is a massive fountain, lit by natural light from a star-shaped window above. The fountain depicts Jirachi, water spewing forth from his third eye, as statues of various Pokemon swim and play happily in the pool of water below. Behind this statue, one can continue STRAIGHT AHEAD to explore the rest of this floor. If the mood strikes you, of course, you could always turn around and go back OUTSIDE.

There are seven visible security cameras around the room – two point at the front door, one points at the check-out counter, one points at the fountain's back side, one points at the stairwell and one points at the entrance to the elevator.

Where will you explore first?
Before she was a trainer, Mélina had quite the history with casinos. She responsibly did some bettings time to time for fun before the government reform, but that "history" went further... and more complicated than that. In the middle of a controversy between them and Silph Co. for finding a wild Porygon (back when it was only available in the gambling establishments), received as gifts two wonderful Eevees and many coins for her gruesome work at testing quite a few machines and applications created by them, won an exclusive Cosplay Pikachu from a raffle ticket... Her name sure was thrown here and there in the news between the blinging sounds of slot machines. Although all this was now in the past, it still to this day influenced her present livelihood: with the Pokémon friends she found and the coins she saved through them, she was able to live through the difficulties of blossoming into the Pokémon training routine late in life, and to build her very own fashion boutique (which she hopes she can open soon). She had nothing to worry about... until recently.

On one morning, Mélina woke up yet again on one of the bunkbeds within a Pokécenter. She was slowly starting to get used to them, but they were never as comfortable as an actual big home bed. Perhaps, she thought, it would be a good time to look into finding a good spot to build one of those "secret bases" trainers are into these days, so she could sleep in a more comfy mattress. Some might see secret bases as just a hideout, but through her adult's eyes, she saw it as the best home you could ever get without paying rent or getting a mortgage. She probably would still have to pay for utilities, and perhaps-

Her train of thought derailed as her cellphone vibrated and played with a particular sound, with which she knew already who was messaging her.

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:02 AM
WA|<3 U|* G12L;
I+'$ |_|R9E|\|T;
W3 907 PWNd;

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:03 AM
Erm I have no idea what youre saying Glitch O.o Apart girl and pwned
English plz?
youre a Porygon and all but u really should get some rest in your Pokéball
instead of hacking the net all night ^^;

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:03 AM
I know sorry couldnt help it;
But I'm srs right nowz;
I mean serious;
Ddddddeeep craaap;

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:04 AM
Oh no
What's going on?
What did you do this time?

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:04 AM
I did nothing bad I swear! Grey Hat and all, Ge3z;
I did my usual daily checkup;
you know, looking 01101111ver your accounts, emails and stuff for anything worth your attention;
And I saw somethin bAd;
real bad;

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:05 AM

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:05 AM
I saw under my input operations your Coin Exchange balance GoTo 0;

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:06 AM

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:06 AM
Yas wut. It's all gone. 0. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. Rien. Vide. NULL;

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:07 AM
...WTF?? Is it a bug or something?

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:07 AM
Youll b surprised;
var Clue = SELECT idea FROM CoinExchangeDB WHERE IsHacked =TRUE

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:07 AM
u have no idea???

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:09 AM
1 really dont sorry; wish I did FOR both your wallet and my pride;
Data is clean; TraceOfHacking = FALSE;
...but n0w that I process more bout it;
There was no trace of the coin$ being withdrawn either;
Which is suspicious af;
cld mean only 1 thing… OR another;

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:10 AM

Mélina bit her lip, worried about what happened to her precious stash of coins she accumulated over the years. She wish she should have save up more and spent it when she could, to get perhaps a new member in her team, or at least a little something to treat her current team… what just happened? As she heard her phone’s notification after a few minutes of silence, she hoped Glitch had the answer.

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:21 AM
K so;
looked into the admin accounts;
couldnt go far cuz security is super tight obvs, but more than I ever saw b4;
but altho all transactions history has been wiped, login history hasn't;
IP numbers are consistant;
so either adm account passwords has been stolen from a source outside the sys and has been logged in with the same computers they use, which would explain why I cant find any trace of hacking;
(also gdi ppl its not hacking when the account is already logged in the computer or you found the pwd on a post-it </rant>);
o0oor it could be done by the adm themselves;

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:22 AM
Ok so…. What does that means for us?

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:22 AM
Well here’s da thing;
I did sm diggin in legal stuff, news etc, 2 see if i cld find somethin more;

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:23 AM

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:24 AM
TL;DR: Were not alone, Tons of peeps if not friggn every1 with coin exchange accounts, got their balance vanished;
My latter theory was the TRUE one; according to police investigation the source is Jirachi’s Casino, believe it or NOT;

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:25 AM
AAAAAAAAND!? Cant we just sue them or something? Doesnt that mean the authorities caught and stopped them and give our money back??

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:25 AM
Tis not as simple I'm afraid;
Yes the police found the evidence against them but they werent able to catch them - and get all that money back and find all the missing items and Pokémon;

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:26 AM

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:27 AM
oh ya I forgot;
all other casinos turned into abandoned buildings;
and the Pokémon and items that were in them are gone without a trace - except for 1 luky Mime Jr fellow who somehow slipped out of their cracks & ended up being the main witness of the whole thing;
Otherwise all other Pkmn that either were kept in the casinos or was supposed to be shipped to them got 404’d;

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:28 AM

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:28 AM
Yeah =( Dont like the sound of dis either;
cording to reports, the JC amped up the security everywhere;
building, guards, server firewalls and encryption, u name i++;
Its basically a fortress now;
u know they arent messing around when even the popo cant hack thru;

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:29 AM
Holy Karp

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:28 AM
got one glimpse of hope tho;
and we can help;

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:29 AM
Oh? What?

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:30 AM
Well its weird;
I would think those rum0rs couldve been found only rolling in the Deep Web
but FALSE;
Its friggin everywhere; typed in blogs, online news, tv news, u name it;
(which is dum 4 what they wanna do imo but 1 digress);
Theres a call to arms, so to speak;
since the authoriteh have failed, ppl are organizing together a raid of sorts to steal some stuff from the JC in retaliation of, well, them stealing;
any1 can join, force in 01101110011101010110110101100010011001010111001001 110011;
reasons ranges from getting property back, revenge, possibility of finding and saving lost Casino Pokémon, out of curiosity, for the lulz, a challenge…;

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:31 AM
Yeah I get the point
I totally want to go in

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:28 AM
...You srs?
Its dangerous;
1 know we g0t in a bit of trouble for hacking our way thru stuff we werent supposed to but;
We’ve only just started in that training thing;
and were talking about the Jirachi Casino here;
The 1 where this whole legal crap happened cuz of me + 1 of our past biggest clients… we know what we are going against;

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:31 AM
Dude, this is exactly why we should go in
We know who they are, more than anyone else.
They may have changed in a lot of their stuff, but we know how they were, and old habits are hard to break
And true, we’ll probably get in trouble, but we’re not alone. And whenever we join in or not, I’m sure the casino will go down.
And since our face was with them often, I’m afraid that if we don’t join in, we actually look pretty suspicious and get in worse trouble than just doing nothing. Some people doesnt make the difference between the different hacking hats
So I rather join in to use our knowledge to have a chance to help out on a good (but risky) cause AND get something back out of the whole thing, than just pull out the goodie-two-shoes card and not only get nothing out of our hard work and others probably gonna attack us thinking we were part into stealing everyone’s coins.

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:33 AM
...Arceus ure right;
I didn’t process about it in that angle;
K lets do it. Lemme scan into it more today to get all the deets, and I’ll brief you 10morrow of it AND make a plan of atk; sound c00l?

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:33 AM
Sounds like a plan. I’ll do what I can not to bother you or use my phone through the day so you can focus on that.

10100111001H4XnCЯ40ЯZ - Today at 9:34 AM
Y0u underestimate me with multiprocessing capacities, but thks!

PixlPurrfect - Today at 9:34 AM
No, thank you! If it wasn’t for you, I would’ve been in much more trouble

Mélina sighed nervously after she puts her phone on sleep mode. She was confident of her decision, but did she underestimate the danger she and her team was getting into? She didn't know, but she felt there was no turning back on her decision now. All she can do now is to trust herself and her faithful friend.


On the next day, the ex-QA consultant walked into Jirachi’s Casino, cellphone in hand, taking many pictures. She was barely recognizable though, as she dressed up in the complete opposite that she used to: long, white dress with a flowery blue pattern, matching sandals, one of those special “anti-paparazzi” scarfs around her neck, big sunglasses, and a large summer hat. She felt uncomfortable in that getup in many ways, compared to her usual t-shirt, jeans and running shoes, but she knew she had to put up with it, as per Glitch’s instructions, so she can explore the casino’s premises without being identified by the cameras.

“Geez you weren't kidding,” the woman talked what seemed to be to herself while walking through the lobby, but pressing her index against her ear, “it completely changed, from the design, the layout… everything.”

Told you,” Glitch said in a robotic voice, using the phone’s text to speech app to translate its writing into spoken words that its trainer can hear through her Bluetooth earpiece. “The renovations didn't last long, yet they managed to modify that much. Just like you when you changed this morning! Hahahahaha.

“Shut up, you're not the one having to dress up all different and 'fancy’ for this special occasion,” she snapped, before pausing and sighing to herself to calm herself down. It wasn't the time to pick a fight with her partner in crime, she thought. “Anyways, what's the plan for this fine afternoon?”

Right. I'm both scanning through your pictures and reading over online discussions of other fellows so we can sync our actions with them.” The Porygon paused for a moment before continuing. “Ok, according to the up to date info, seems like everyone has spread out more or less evenly in the premises, so we can go anywhere without impacting the all-around coverage. That said… my suggestion would be… the ELEVATORS, the first one to be exact. We’ll have an easier access to the different floors from there. Plus, a fellow hacker has taken care of the security camera in that particular lift, so we'll be safe in there. Oh, and since everyone only went up or down a floor via stairs, it would be interesting to go on any of the third floors.

“Sounds like a wonderful party,” Mélina let out in a glee, while doing her best not to reveal the true intent of her conversation and heading into lift #1. “Where is the best free wifi connection here, if there's some? Would be a shame if I had to pay extra for just a silly password… Especially since that mobile data is going to cost me an arm and a leg today. We would need to connect somewhere to get all our SQL news...”

No worries Méli, got you covered with the… internet connection already. More seriously though, no info on the whereabouts of the database servers yet, I'm afraid. Only the surveillance system’s location has been more or less found, and someone’s already taking care of it. So until its location is discovered, or at least a computer directly connected to it and that has full access, best just doing some basic investigation where nobody has looked yet, while I stay away from hacking business for now.

“Gotcha,” the trainer responded while taking one last picture of the elevator. “3rd floor, here we go.”

She wasn’t sure which “third” floor to pick, so out of curiosity for not understanding it, pressed the P3F button of the elevator, thinking this might be a private/employee floor, and hoped to have a good look there… without getting caught. (At worse, she imagined, she could say she pressed the wrong button and wanted to go to the "3F" floor...)

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