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Post by Charon on Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:23 pm

Charon poured himself a drink, sitting at the table lined with food. The last time he had seen a place this nice was when Father had arranged the meeting himself. This was a tradition that Charon chose to continue, eat and drink while making business. It got everyone in a good mood, and with how uneasy Charon made everyone it seemed like a good idea to offer up something for peace. Right now, Charon needed all the friends he could get if he was going to fight against Mammon. Hawk was going to help, but he was just one man. Charon would need more if he had any real hope of winning.

He was now calling upon Jia, a man that he hoped would be able to help with his extensive connections. If this didn't work, Charon wasn't sure what other strategies he could employ. Next to Charon was a large duffel bag and a white vanilla folder. There were things that he'd have Jia look over later, but for now he just sat and decided to wait for the man to arrive.
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Post by JollyLabyrinth on Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:31 pm

Three police officers were seated in various locations around the Golden Dragon, looking around and enjoying themselves; they were clearly some of Jia's goons, and one spoke into a radio shortly after Charon had set himself up. About five minutes later, the small Chinese man entered the restaurant and nervously sat down across from Charon. "I'm sorry to keep you waiting, friend." He muttered in his high-pitched voice. His nearly bald head was shiny with sweat; the man was clearly nervous. "Th-things have been a bit tight for me lately. This war you're waging is making many other gangs m-more... aggressive. Under the cover of th-this war, th-there's a lot more that they feel they can get away with." He pulled out a white handkerchief and lightly dabbed his brow, took a breath, and calmed himself. "B-but what is it you wished to discuss? Another one of your men get caught again? I-I'll have to charge full price this time. Hard times a-and all."
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Post by Charon on Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:46 pm

Charon raised an eyebrow as Jia spoke. The man wasn't carrying himself like he usually did. He seemed far more nervous and erratic, and it wasn't the kind of thing that Charon needed right now. "I hope you're not throwing your problems on to my shoulders are you Jia?" Charon asked rhetorically before cutting Jia off before he could answer. "I'm kidding, I understand that my war hasn't made things easy on anyone. I'm hoping you can help me end it" Charon said as he looked up at Jia.

"You've offered your men in support before. I wanted to know if you could help me in terms of equipment" Charon asked. If he was going to go against Mammon, he needed better firepower. The last attack from Mammon showed just how large the difference was, they needed to be ready or their might not be a next time.
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Post by JollyLabyrinth on Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:02 pm

Jia almost immediately perked up when he heard that Charon wanted his help to end the war. His posture again deflated when he heard what Charon was asking for. "Y-you're wanting to get your hands on some police-grade equipment?" He asked, seeming distraught. "Th-that... That would be tough.... I-I mean, I could do it, but... It'll be difficult, and put a lot of my men on very thin ice. I-I'll have to ask for heavy compensation... A-and at least two weeks time, most likely more." Jia swallowed. "What exactly are you looking for? Firearms? Kevlar? Vehicles?"
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Post by Charon on Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:11 pm

"Firearms and Kevlar mainly" Charon said before motioning a hand forward. Mason walked up from the side and grabbed the large duffel bag and vanilla envelope. He walked towards Jia and placed the bag in front of him before unzipping it. Inside Jia would find a great deal of money, close to a million dollars in cash sitting right in front of him. "I know it's not a great deal of money...but along with that I'm going to throw something else on the table, then you can tell me how much it will buy me" Charon said as he leaned forward and stared at Jia.

"Along with this money, you have my word that I'll interfere and protect you from your brother with ever resource that I have. As long as I live, he won't touch a hair on your head....now, what will that buy me Jia?"
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Post by JollyLabyrinth on Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:21 pm

Jia looked at the money for a moment; it would help him pay his boys if any of them got suspended until he managed to pull the strings to get them back on the force, but a million dollars could dry up pretty damn quick in his line of work, especially when playing magic tricks with police gear. He froze and looked over at Charon when he offered the last part of the deal. "Y-you're going to guarantee me protection... F-from Shoushan?" He looked back down at the pile of money. It suddenly didn't seem like so little money. Protection? Being offered by Charon? The only better people he could think of to protect him would be either the boys from Oz or, better yet, their defector and her little circus. He'd save a pretty penny with this, and be able to sleep better at night. He looked back up to Charon. "Th-that... I could make a police catastrophe happen for you. Armored car goes missing, fifty full getups go missing inside of it. That's fifty suits of Kevlar, assault rifles, tasers, might even be able to sneak in a few stun batons. At least two boys are getting fired, but hell, I think I can spare that. Could always get them reinstated in a few months time."
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Post by Charon on Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:25 pm

Charon thought about this. Fifty full caches of police equipment. Charon didn't even need to get fifty of his boys fully armored. He could likely spread the love and find a way to make more of his men powerful, along with keeping something for himself as well. IT was a good deal. Charon knew he'd pay more for it later, but he was going to need it if he stood a chance at all. "There is one other thing I'll be needing from you you though before this deal goes through Jia" Charon said before making another motion with his finger.

Mason flipped the vanilla envelope over and a face of Simon and his wife appeared, along with various pages of information. "I need anything you can get me on this man. Simon...I'm sure you already know him. I have his wife and was trying to take his money in exchange and after several days he still isn't budging. I need to hit him hard, or my offer of protection won't mean anything when I'm dead"
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Post by JollyLabyrinth on Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:37 pm

Jia saw the picture, and nodded. "We have enough dirt on Simon to lock him up for almost two hundred years as it is. We could always tack on a few charges, maybe even wrench him up to the death penalty if you want. The trouble is actually getting hold of the bastard. Which..." Jia tapped his finger on the wife. "You could make much easier. I say forget the idea of getting the money. The only ransom he'll pay for her will be indirect by sinking money into troops to get her back forcefully. He's not rolling over for you. But! You fork the wife over to me, and I can whip up some charges that'll force Simon to show up to court and testify her innocence, or at least bust her out. Now, the issue is in order to do that right, it'll have to be in a North Sapphire court, which is known for having the least amount of corruption. He knows you have her, so we need to make it look like the cops stole her from you. So we're gonna have to take a risk and put some of your men in court as well. He sees her standing next to them on the chopping block, he'll take the bait. We just need to have some charges to put on your boys and evidence to link her to affiliation."
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Post by Charon on Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:48 pm

Now there was an idea, let Simon think that Charon got busted in a police raid and see an opportunity to take his wife back...he liked it.

Charon nodded. "I'll have the men picked specifically for this task, men that won't mind doing some time for the dirt I'll have over on them" Charon added. He pressed his hands together and twisted them, imagining being able to ring Simon's neck easily once he was in Charon's possession. "As soon as Simon is arrested you have your men take him through the East District...there's going to be an accident. I suggest some men that are willing to get a little roughed up"
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Post by JollyLabyrinth on Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:25 pm

Jia smirked. "Why bother with a legitimate accident? All that law enforcement is is paperwork. I send them through East Diamond, drop of Simon in your custody, you and your boys beat up on a cop car, and I have some boys vanish. Then its just a few filed reports, an 'incident involving gang violence'. A few people will get fired for it, but that's what the money here is for. Why risk physical violence in a paper-based transaction?" He chuckled slightly, finally seeming to relax. "Rest assured, after we have this all sorted out, you'll have Simon in your possession, none of your men nor my men will be hurt in the process, and we will all share in your victory."
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Post by Charon on Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:53 am

Charon just grunted. Jia made it sound like it'd be so simple, would Simon really be that easily manipulated. "All the same, have your boys be careful. If you arrest Simon, I'd be surprised if he didn't have one or two bodyguards following him to make sure that he could escape from you. As long as your men can get to the East District, I'll make sure that anyone tailing them meets a very unfortunate accident" Charon said before motioning Mason back over.

"So, we have a deal?" Charon asked before extending his hand.
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Post by JollyLabyrinth on Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:58 am

Jia leaned across the table and shook Charon's hand. "Of course, good friend. Bare in mind, it'll take me at the very least two weeks to get you the supplies and get things sorted out for the charges on the wife. Until then, hold out, and everything should be fine." He smiled, unable to contain himself; ending this war soon would mean Shoushan wouldn't be as aggressive, and having Charon backing him up would mean he was all but untouchable.
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Post by Charon on Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:59 am

Charon shook Jia's hand firmly. The deal was made, and Charon was a man of his word if someone was able to pull through. Shoushan was dangerous, but Charon would fight the man if it was proven necessary. "Jia, there was one other thing I was hoping you could help me with. Nothing important or necessary, just a favor if you have the time. Are you aware of anyone that might dabble in healing powers?" Charon asked curiously.
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Post by JollyLabyrinth on Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:09 am

Jia furrowed his brow for a moment, stopping to think, but shook his head. "No... No one off the top of my head. But I have very few connections with supers in East Diamond. I'd recommend talking with some of the other crime lords. Someone from Oz or one of the Paladins might have someone. I'm not sure how receptive they'd be, but if you have the money, there's not much that can go wrong."
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Post by Charon on Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:18 am

"Oz...Father mentioned them a few days before his death, one of the last meetings I ever had with the man" Charon admitted as he kept his focus on Jia. "What can you tell me about these groups? Oz and the Paladins, which one would I be more likely to approach about such a request?"
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Post by JollyLabyrinth on Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:32 pm

Jia stopped and thought for a moment. "Well... I'm not entirely sure, in all honesty. I know that Oz and Mammon have had dealings in the past, so approaching them at this time might not be the smartest choice, but likewise the Paladins are very, well..." He grimaced for a moment. "Given your history, I doubt the two of you would get along well. In all honesty, I'd recommend trying to contact the defector from Oz, a woman who the folks back at Oz refer to as 'the Wicked Witch of the East'. And before you ask, no, I don't know how to contact her. But finding her shouldn't be that hard. She has a very specific signature from what I hear."
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Post by Charon on Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:19 am

"The Wicked Witch of the East....that's taking it a little too far isn't it?" Charon asked as he looked to Jia. Then again, Charon was the leader of a group called Typhon, who was he to judge what someone called themselves. "I see, and what exactly is this signature?" Charon asked. A healer was someone he wanted to find quickly for a few reasons, so the sooner he could set up a meeting the better as far as he was concerned.
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Post by JollyLabyrinth on Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:36 am

Jia shrugged. "Oz are the ones who dubbed her that; she simply liked it and kept the title. Word is they're not making a move to put her down despite her being a detriment to them, though, so that's very odd. And the signature is somewhat obvious. She always has a flair for the dramatic. You hear about a man tar and feathered? That's most likely going to be her." He said, reaching for a glass of water on the table.
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Post by Charon on Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:46 am

"I see, interesting" Charon remarked. He'd have to do some research later and decide whether or not making an approach was safe. Charon didn't really have any sort of beef with Oz or this Witch, but that didn't mean they wanted to be friends. That was for another time though.

"As soon as the shipment or charges against Simon's wife are ready, you let me know. I don't care what time it is. I'll be ready" Charon said to Jia. "I want this done as soon as possible. I don't know how many more hits we can take"
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Post by JollyLabyrinth on Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:06 am

Jia nodded, thankful to be back on topic of what he was more comfortable with. "Of course. I'll make sure everything is in place within a week and a half, and I'll let you know within fifteen minutes of everything being in place." Jia smiled and offered his hand to Charon to shake.
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Post by Charon on Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:34 am

Charon extended his hand and firmly offered Jia a shake. IT was a good deal they were making, one that was hopefully going to end well for everyone...minus Simon. "Jia, you have my word that I'll make sure you're protected to the best of my ability. Shoushan won't get near you"
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