Today on Quantum Vibe: Ingvar Ranphal
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First Seen: Mon 2018-01-15
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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Panel 1
Ingvar Ranphal, a lean, angular man with dark skin and blue-white hair, is sitting in a booth at a diner, a cup of joe and a small Screen in front of him, which he's reading.

Caption: Ingvar Ranphal was a friend of Juan's back at Smith & Holder, who moved into the position Juan vacated when leaving that company.
Caption: Not a close friend, mind you. But friendly enough he agreed to m eet Juan in the middle of the morning at Jantar de Juana.
Panel 2
Juan is sliding into the opposite seat at Ingvar's booth.
Juan: I hope you haven't been waiting long.
Ingvar: That's okay, this is more or less my office away from the office.
Ingvar: Fewer distractions here. Order the tangerine scones.
Panel 3
Juan is poking a finger at an image that has appeared on the table before him. It's an interactive menu.
Ingvar: So, the old broad really did hire you?
Juan: I have no idea what you're talking about. Did you bring what I asked for?
Ingvar: Yes, but I need some assurances.
Panel 4
Ingvar crosses his arms and regards Juan carefully.
Juan: Assurances?
Ingvar: That you won't tell the old broad where you got this.
Juan: A good detective never reveals his confidential sources.
Ingvar: Yeah, but how good are you?