Ninja Burger PBP Episode 9 - 7/16/06
Dice roll summary:
Whutaguy/Skipito: 01 = 7
Arvo/Toru: 01 = 7
Zipdrive/Kitaro: 36 = 9
Lorthyne/Bozuko: 36 = 9
Morbus/Morboko: = N/A
Axiomatic/Haruko: = N/A
SBP/Hidoi : = N/A
Note: We may have a new participant joining us soon.
Skipito finishes his leapfrogging and lands on the catwalk, which, like the other one, groans a bit. However, it appears to hold well enough, and will support you all -- for a while. The door does not open easily, alas. Skipito drops to the catwalk and puts his face closer to the hole. The hole would take something about the size of a nunchaku to plug. The gas coming out is mostly odorless, but has a slight smell of oil, possibly from some sort of engine. It's also nearly colorless, but does have a bit of a bluish tinge to it. Skipito does feel a little lightheaded after laying there for a few seconds, however.
Below and behind Skipito, Bozuko finishes his swing and tosses the rope  back towards Morboko, who's looking around, a bit lost. She grabs it and begins to follow Bozuko's lead. Meanwhile, Bozuko clambers up and joins Skipito on the catwalk. The source of the noise is obvious; it's some sort of machinery on the other side of the wall, possibly the same thing that's causing the walls to move in on one another and the darts to fire.
Toru, listening to the sound [7 + 2 Mechanic = 9], deduces immediately what the engine is. It's a 10-cylinder engine, likely the sort found in a Ford E250 or E350 (probably a 1999 or 2001) model, of which there are several in Ninja Burger's fleet. From the sound of it, it's got about 75,000 miles on it, and needs a tune-up. From that, he further deduces what the "gas vent" really is - it's an exhaust pipe.
As the rest of the crew sorts out what's behind door number 2, we'll say that Kitaro assists Morboko in making it the rest of the way, and that everyone makes it onto the catwalk more or less at the same time. As this happens, the darts stop firing and the walls stop closing in. The engine, however, continues to mutter, and the room is still filling with fumes.
The door remains closed.