Come Sail Away

[23:03:42]<Nemi>Lis arrives at the briefing room, with a cup of coffee in ahnd.
[23:04:00]<ihp>Susan arrives, chewing some candied oranges.
[23:04:09]<Daedalus>Billy wanders in behind Susan, shotgun in hand
[23:04:14]<Nemi>Lis doesn't seem incredibly thrilled, but she still wears her usual small smile.[23:04:24]<Balthazaar>Emily shows up, going through her purse.
[23:04:28]<ZombieRaptor>Jack arrives
[23:05:01]<Daedalus>"Evenin' mates.
[23:05:29]<ihp>"Mr. Markos."
[23:05:30]<Balthazaar>"Hi!" Emily goes and stands next to Billy[23:05:40]<ihp>Susan nods at him, offering an orange.
[23:05:53]<ZombieRaptor>"Evening blokes."
[23:06:03]<TeslaTornado>Everyone there, a nondescript-looking man is standing on the stage, along with a small crew of men and women dressed in flight gear. Lis, you recognize the nondescript man, in his grey suit and black tie and generally surly, unimpressed demeanor, as Agent Barnes, from your adventure in Germany.
[23:06:07]<Daedalus>"Hey Em," He smiles and accepts the orange from Susan, "Thanks."
[23:06:33]<ihp>Susan nods at Billy, even though she was offering it to Jack.[23:06:48]<Daedalus>Redact the orange-taking
[23:07:11]<ihp>No, it's fine. :P
[23:07:48]<Nemi>"Agent Barnes. A pleasure." She nods at him, then inhales, glancing back to her teammates. Hm, Markos, van der Linde, Susan, Sykes.
[23:07:52]<ZombieRaptor>Jack dies inside from lack of orange.
[23:07:55]<ZombieRaptor>Oh woe is Jack
[23:08:03]<TeslaTornado>Everyone else, you've never seen someone so positively bland and unremarkable before. He is the perfect description of an American Everyman; even his voice, when he speaks, reeks of plain-ness. "Good evening, Psi-7. It seems that my superiors and I once again find ourselves in need of your services." He nods to you, Lis.
[23:08:12]<ihp>Susan gives a candied orange slice to Jack as well.
[23:08:28]<ZombieRaptor>*nom*. "Thank you."
[23:08:50]<Daedalus>"So… what are we chasin' after this time?" ~Jesus this man is boring~
[23:08:50]<TeslaTornado>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxDWmrdKTaU[23:08:51]
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[23:10:42]<Balthazaar>Emily tries very hard to keep listening
[23:10:55]<ZombieRaptor>Jack spins around his knife idly.
[23:12:33]<Nemi>Lis is a Psionic Assault Colonel. She clasps her hands around her coffeemug and sips at it, peering at Barnes and his aircrew.
[23:12:41]<Tesla|Run>"At 1500 hours today, a medium-sized seafaring vessel was spotted adrift several miles off the coast of a fishing village in Newfoundland. What is remarkable about this ship is that, despite its size and make, it doesn't appear anywhere on marine registries. It bears no name, no number, nothing. For all intents and purposes, it just appeared there."
[23:13:32]<Daedalus>"Wait… a ship ya say?"
[23:13:34]<Nemi>Lis raises a brow, but nods.
[23:13:38]<ihp>"So… it's a ghost ship?"
[23:13:40]<Nemi>"Sykes, no. Just no."
[23:14:03]<Tesla|Run>"What we do know is that, prior to 1500 hours, a local spotter's station had no record of any ships in that area. Not even a canoe or a fishing vessel. According to the men at the OP, it just 'appeared out of thin air'."
[23:14:13]<ZombieRaptor>"What type of ship?"
[23:14:39]<Balthazaar>~What's an OP?~
[23:14:48]<Daedalus>"I'm not gonna crash it into anythin', it's just…" Billy shakes his head
[23:15:06]<ihp>"OP being the Origin Point?"
[23:15:57]<Tesla|Run>"OP being observation post, apologies."
[23:16:42]<Tesla|Run>Barnes opens his briefcase and passes out a mission report, containing a map of the coast of Newfoundland with the area the ship in question appeared in marked with a red X, a dotted line displaying its drifting pattern. There is also a photo: http://newimages.yachtworld.com/resize/1/63/99/926399_0_090820101126_1.j
[23:17:14]<Daedalus>"Was there any blokes seen near the ship? Maybe people in black?"
[23:17:52]<ZombieRaptor>"A nice yacht… I've never been on a yacht before."
[23:18:30]<Daedalus>Billy looks at the photo "I've seen this before… earlier…"
[23:18:32]<Balthazaar>"Oooh."
[23:18:36]<ihp>Susan frowns. "That's a yacht? Huh. I always imagined them having less sails."
[23:18:38]<Tesla|Run>"The observation post attempted to reach the ship through radio, semaphore flags and light-based Morse Code, but all attempts at contacting the vessel have failed." Barnes looks at Billy. "And no, there have been no reported sightings of any men in black around the ship. Aside from ours, of course."
[23:19:29]<Balthazaar>"Billy? Are you okay?"
[23:19:46]<ZombieRaptor>"Alright.. Any other pertinent info?"
[23:19:51]<ZombieRaptor>"What's our method of insertion?"
[23:20:00]<Daedalus>Billy giggles
[23:20:51]<Balthazaar>Emily does too
[23:20:54]<Nemi>"Sounds like Billy had a Navigator vision, then. Hmh." She folds her arms, turning her attention back to Barnes.
[23:20:59]<ZombieRaptor>Jack rolls his eyes.
[23:21:02]<Daedalus>"It's nothin' Em, I just… was sittin' in the commons and I think I remember seein' something like this."
[23:21:15]<ihp>Susan looks at Billy. "You had a vision? Tell us as much about it as you can."
[23:21:30]<Tesla|Run>"You'll be flown to the observation post via C-47. From there the operatives manning the post have procured a Coast Guard vessel, which you will use to board the vessel in question." Barnes doesn't give two shits about your Navigator.
[23:22:03]<Daedalus>"I can't remember much… there was this ship, a black book and some men dressed the same…"
[23:22:10]<ZombieRaptor>"A plane, love flying mate."
[23:22:13]<Tesla|Run>"Other pertinent info? Try not to /wreck/ this ship, Psi-7."
[23:22:36]<Tesla|Run>"If it turns out to be anomalous, you might be able to use it in the future."
[23:22:36]<ZombieRaptor>"Wreck it?"
[23:22:47]<ZombieRaptor>"Bloke, you have a poor attitude about this it seems."
[23:22:52]<Nemi>Lis sighs, shakes her head.
[23:22:55]<Tesla|Run>"Three words, Agent Markos. Queen of Prussia."
[23:23:18]<Tesla|Run>"Look it up some time, it's a truly enlightening read."
[23:23:27]<Daedalus>Billy chuckles, "Don't worry about it, Healer, it was just a bit of fun."
[23:23:41]<Balthazaar>"Is that the one with the cat?"
[23:24:28]<Nemi>"Cat? What?"
[23:24:44]<Tesla|Run>"Cat?" Barnes squints and tilts his head. "No, this is the one where Psi-7 sank a cargo liner in the Hudson River and caused several hundred thousand dollars worth of damage by nearly collapsing a bridge."
[23:25:04]<ihp>Susan frowns, glad she wasn't on that mission. "Anyway. Let's… get going."
[23:25:27]<ZombieRaptor>"That /is/ enlightening."
[23:25:47]<Daedalus>"Oi! there was something dangerous in that thing, we had ta kill it."
[23:25:59]<Tesla|Run>"There's a jeep waiting to bring you all to the airstrip in the Motor Pool. Hope you all have your sea legs on, Psi-7." Barnes starts packing his briefcase. The flight crew behind him get up and head for the motor pool.
[23:26:16]<ihp>Susan heads out with the flight crew.
[23:26:21]<Nemi>"I'm not going to ask.." Lis takes a breath, and heads on out.[23:26:40]<Balthazaar>Emily skips off to the jeep
[23:26:56]<Daedalus>Billy follows behind Emily[23:27:05]<ZombieRaptor>Jack follows.[23:27:15]<Balthazaar>"Isn't this exciting Lis!? We're on a mission together!"
[23:27:52]<Tesla|Run>The five of you arrive at the motor pool, where there are two jeeps already idling, waiting for you. The flight team piles into one, leaving the five of you to cram into the other.
[23:28:24]<Daedalus>Billy boards, is there a driver?
[23:28:24]<Balthazaar>Emily gets in the back[23:28:37]<Nemi>"Totally," Lis nods. She doesn't sound excited, though. Just contemplative. She may or may not be sleepy.
[23:28:44]<Nemi>Lis gets into the back, next to Emily.
[23:28:49]<ZombieRaptor>Jack hangs off the side of the other one.
[23:28:49]<ihp>Susan gets in back of the jeep. All girls in the back!
[23:28:54]<ZombieRaptor>Unless it's closed top
[23:29:51]<ihp>Susan looks at Emily. "Have… we met? You look familiar."
[23:29:54]<Tesla|Run>It's got a canvas top and it's up; it's been raining steadily all day.
[23:30:31]<ZombieRaptor>Jack gets in then.
[23:30:33]<Daedalus>Billy calls shotgun
[23:30:37]<Balthazaar>"I don't think so… I'm Emily." She leans across Lis to shake hands
[23:30:58]<ZombieRaptor>To the back seat
[23:31:06]<Nemi>Lis has a wooly coat! She's prepared. Being tiny, Emily has no need to lean far.[23:31:07]<ihp>She taps her chin and frowns. "This is going to bother me all day… were you ever in a movie, by any chance?" She shakes Emily's hand.
[23:31:38]<ZombieRaptor>~I'm scared now.~
[23:32:53]<Tesla|Run>Everyone huddles into the back of the jeep (except Billy, the lucky bastard who got shotgun). As soon as you're all settled in and ready, you drive out and down, following the flight crew onto the street and out towards the airstrip. A black Studebaker Commander follows you all the way there. Observant folks will recognize Barnes' glowering
[23:32:58]<Tesla|Run>visage behind the wheel.
[23:33:24]<ZombieRaptor>Jack waves back to him.
[23:33:31]<Balthazaar>Emily's face lights up. "I was!"
[23:33:45]<Tesla|Run>Barnes doesn't acknowledge you, Jack. You can tell just by looking that he doesn't like you people.
[23:33:57]<Nemi>Lis peers at the Studebaker. She's been suspicious of the vehicle since it became popular amongst Tear Drinkers.
[23:34:04]<ZombieRaptor>Jack grins at him the /entire/ trip.
[23:34:13]<ihp>Susan smiles. "Ah! That's where I know you from, then! Susan Smith." She smiles. "What were you in, then? I'm horrible with film titles."
[23:34:21]<Daedalus>Billy notices Barnes' face in the mirror and throws a middle finger at him out the window, ~Bloody suit~
[23:34:47]<Nemi>Lis actually doesn't mind Barnes, and finds that many of his objections are reasonable.
[23:35:05]<Nemi>Lis finishes her coffee, remaining dimly smily if quiet all drive.
[23:35:41]<Tesla|Run>Lis, you realize that despite your suspicions, Studebakers were actually fairly common, nondescript cars; perfect for the man on the move who doesn't want to look like he's on the move.
[23:36:07]<Nemi>Which is exactly why shady people use them![23:36:09]<Tesla|Run>Billy, Barnes' eyebrow twitches.
[23:36:15]<Nemi>Which is why she's suspicious of anyone driving one.[23:36:19]<Nemi>She doesn't mind Barnes, though.
[23:36:20]<Tesla|Run>Fair enough!
[23:36:31]<ZombieRaptor>Jack continues looking back and grinning at Barnes.
[23:37:00]<ZombieRaptor>He writes on his sketchpad in bold large print, looking away for this.
[23:37:39]<Balthazaar>"All sorts of films! Streetcar named desire, 12 o'clock high, Tarantula…"
[23:37:47]<ZombieRaptor>'Rate my Grin?'
[23:38:12]<Tesla|Run>All unnecessary jeering of your mission lead aside, the ride to the airstrip is completely devoid of anything interesting. The flight crew boards the nearby C-47 and begins flight preparations, opening the side door for Psi-7 to get in.
[23:38:15]<ihp>"I… think that I saw Streetcar." Susan neglects to mention she may have seen some of Emily's unpublished films due to her work in the CIA.
[23:38:50]<Balthazaar>Oh my
[23:39:08]<Balthazaar>That means she may have seen her naked
[23:39:12]<ihp>Susan gets out of the Studebaker, and heads to the plane. "So."[23:39:19]<ihp>Susan neglects to mention this fact. At all.
[23:39:26]<Nemi>Lis rubs her eyes. "Please don't antagonize our field coordinator, thank you."
[23:39:27]<ZombieRaptor>Jack folds the paper and puts it in his pocket for later
[23:39:50]<Daedalus>Billy hops out of the Jeep, "Don'tcha just love flyin'?"
[23:39:50]<Balthazaar>Emily is all smiles and heads for the plane
[23:39:50]<Nemi>Lis climbs out. She gives Barnes an apologetic look, then starts her way toward the C-47.
[23:40:15]<ihp>Susan shrugs. "I don't mind flying."
[23:40:49]<Daedalus>Billy boards the plane
[23:41:00]<Balthazaar>"I have a lot of fun flying." Susan, wasn't one of /those/ scenes set on a plane?
[23:41:25]<ihp>Susan shakes her head. Not. Going. To think about it.
[23:41:37]<Tesla|Run>http://www.planefax.com/JAN09/DC3--4--floats.jpg Those who are particularly observant realize that this plane is on /floats/!
[23:41:47]<ihp>Most actors in Hollywood have a blackmail file on them the size of a small house.
[23:41:57]<ZombieRaptor>Jack boards it.
[23:42:02]<ihp>Susan frowns. "Huh. Seaplane."
[23:42:52]<Nemi>Lis is observant. She thinks that's neat, but otherwise doesn't comment, and just looks for a reasonably comfy seat that gives her good vision out a window.
[23:42:52]<Balthazaar>Emily climbs on board. She sits with Billy
[23:42:59]<Nemi>Failing that, the most comfortable location.
[23:43:28]<ihp>Susan sits towards the back of the plane. More people survive crashes if they're at the back.
[23:43:28]<Tesla|Run>It appears to be a passenger plane! Or to have been a passenger plane at one point in its life, whatever it turned into now.
[23:43:33]<Daedalus>"What the hell is wrong wit' this plane? It's got feet instead 'a wheels."
[23:43:38]<Tesla|Run>There's actually /real/ /seats/!
[23:44:04]<Balthazaar>Susan, /yeah/ they do
[23:44:07]<Daedalus>Billy gets a window seat![23:44:11]<ZombieRaptor>Jack sleeps.
[23:44:22]<ZombieRaptor>He literally sits and BAM asleep.[23:44:45]<Nemi>Lis curls up in a window seat near the back and otherwise tries to get comfortable. She is sleepy.
[23:45:31]<Daedalus>Billy reloads his shotgun and keeps watchful eye out the window while others sleep.
[23:45:31]<Tesla|Run>You all find seats and settle in. They're fairly comfortable; moreso than you all are used to for aircraft. As some of you drift off and others paste your face to the windows and still others enter slow fits of paranoid anxiety over the safety of aircraft, a soothing, Texas farmboy voice comes over the Intercom:
[23:46:36]<Tesla|Run>«Welcome aboard, y'all, t' Air Guv'mint Flight Zero-Zero-One. Ah'll be yer pilot today, an' I hope y'all enjoy yer flight. Sick bags're overhead, parachutes're by the doornot like y'all'll be needin' 'eman' there'll be no in-flight movie 'r food service. Enjoy.»
[23:46:39]<Balthazaar>Emily chats excitedly to Billy
[23:47:07]<ihp>~Why would there be a movie on the plane?~
[23:47:08]<Daedalus>Billy chats back in cockney
[23:47:59]<Tesla|Run>And with that, the aircraft smoothly transitions from immobile to taxiing to airborne, and into the night sky. There's some slight turbulence from the high-altitude winds and the light storm overhead, but once you're airborne and on your way, the whole flight is smooth as silk.
[23:48:01]* Soulless|Life is now known as Soulless
[23:48:23]<Nemi>Lis, shortly, falls asleep. As she is wont to do.
[23:48:47]<ihp>Susan just tries not to think about Emily.
[23:49:11]<Tesla|Run>Susan, mdef to not think about Emily.
[23:49:18]<Balthazaar>Emily lies down and continues to chat away. Not the first time you've seen Emily lay down on a plane, is it?
[23:49:22]<ihp>4df+3 aargh why does Susan only have 3 mdef?!
[23:49:22]<Glacon>ihp: aargh why does Susan only have 3 mdef?!: 4 (4df+3=3+, 4-, 0, 3+)
[23:49:38]<Tesla|Run>4df+3 Battle of Will
[23:49:38]<Glacon>Tesla|Run: Battle of Will: 2 (4df+3=0, 3+, 4-, 4-)
[23:49:54]<Tesla|Run>You manage to suppress any thoughts about Emily… /For/ /now/.
[23:50:29]<ZombieRaptor>Jack snoozes
[23:50:35]<ZombieRaptor>Occasionally he snores.
[23:50:51]<Daedalus>Is there a bathroom on board?
[23:51:05]<Tesla|Run>And the plane flies on. Yes there is!
[23:51:24]<Balthazaar>"So what do you do Susan?"
[23:51:37]<ihp>Susan looks at Emily. "I'm a psychologist."
[23:52:52]<Balthazaar>"Oooh, that sounds interesting!"
[23:53:10]<ihp>"It can be… I don't get out much, I'm afraid."
[23:53:17]<Daedalus>Billy gets up and uses the bathroom. He also tapes a gun under the sink just in case before heading back to his seat
[23:53:55]<Tesla|Run>The plane, eventually, touches down in the coastal reaches of Newfoundland. You hear a splashing noise outside, and those at a window will notice the right side of the vessel is facing outward, towards the ocean.
[23:54:08]<Balthazaar>Emily nods. "I bet you can tell all sorts of things about people. How cool.”
[23:54:45]<Daedalus>Billy stares out the window, "Whaddaya know, they make lanes that land on water now."
[23:54:51]<Nemi>Lis is at a window, but she fell asleep, because she never has enough energy.
[23:55:11]<Daedalus>"Huh… the ocean…"
[23:55:14]<ihp>Susan looks out the window. "All right…. where's the yacht?"
[23:55:15]<Balthazaar>"Wow!"[23:55:16]<ZombieRaptor>Jack is sleeping to pass the time
[23:55:18]<Tesla|Run>To the left is a steel pontoon-dock, at which is moored a small vessel with Coast Guard colors. Off the dock is a collection of stilted buildings, with a Canadian flag flying overhead.
[23:55:28]<Tesla|Run>Susan, Billy, Emily, perception![23:55:34]<ihp>4df+3[23:55:34]<Glacon>ihp: 3 (4df+3=0, 0, 4-, 3+)
[23:55:35]<Balthazaar>4df+4
[23:55:35]<Glacon>Balthazaar: 2 (4df+4=4-, 0, 4-, 0)
[23:55:52]<Daedalus>4df+4
[23:55:52]<Glacon>Daedalus: 6 (4df+4=4-, 3+, 3+, 3+)
[23:56:31]<Tesla|Run>Susan, Emily, you see nothing but the dark expanse of the ocean. It's beautiful, in its own way, but not what you were expecting.
[23:56:43]<ihp>Susan looks in her purse for an identification. ~Let's see… would the FBI look into this?~ She vaguely remembers something about an 'Unusual Incidents Unit' being established a few years ago in the Bureau.
[23:57:05]<Balthazaar>"Pretty…"
[23:57:17]<Tesla|Run>Billy, /far/ out in the distance; several miles away, even, you can see a ship-shaped dot on the horizon. Three masts.
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[23:58:17]<Daedalus>"Oi! I think I see our ship… three masts…"
[23:58:25]<Tesla|Run>Susan, you remember the spook, Barnes, saying that this was run by his people. Shouldn't need anything other than your Foundation ID, if that. Several men are on the dock now, with a ramp.
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[23:59:26]<Tesla|Run>They roll the ramp up to the airplane's door. One of them climbs up and hooks it to the fuselage, the others lashing the pontoons to the dock. The door swings open and cool night air flows into the cabin.
[23:59:43]<Nemi>Lis is… still asleep.
[23:59:47]<ihp>Susan shrugs, and puts away her ID. "Okay…" She stretches in her seat and rolls her neck slightly.

[00:00:17]<ZombieRaptor>Same for Jack, someone poke him with a stick
[00:00:18]<Tesla|Run>Lis, your sleep is interrupted by someone tapping you on the shoulder.[00:00:26]<Tesla|Run>Jack, someone taps you as well.
[00:00:59]<Balthazaar>Emily is excited. "Did you like my movie Susan?"
[00:01:00]<ZombieRaptor>Jack flails then sees he's not being attacked by a beastie and stands up.
[00:01:04]<Tesla|Run>Everyone else, you are guided off the plane by several men and women in plain clothes. A familiar (to Lis) face waits on the dock: Noble!
[00:01:27]<Daedalus>Billy exits the plane and stretches, "What language do they speak in this country?"
[00:01:45]<Tesla|Run>"Well well, Psi-7. Never thought I'd see the likes of you all again. Welcome to the Great White North, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Observation Post Dorothy."
[00:01:47]<Balthazaar>"English hun."
[00:02:02]<ihp>Susan gets up out of her seat. "It was… interesting, Miss Van Der Linde." She tries not to think about Emily's roll in /A Camera's Glare/. That was practically smut…
[00:02:02]<Nemi>Lis shakes her head a bit, yawns, stretches, and rises. She cricks her neck irritably and steps off the plane. She brightens somewhat upon seeing noble. "Agent Noble, hello."
[00:02:26]<ihp>Susan looks at the man. "Dorothy? Does that mean we aren't in Kansas anymore?"
[00:02:30]<ZombieRaptor>"Finally someone with a good attitude."
[00:02:39]<ZombieRaptor>Jack grins at noble, an actual grin now.
[00:02:44]<Balthazaar>Emily smiles happily
[00:02:53]<Tesla|Run>Noble is a paunchy man in a flannel shirt, a knit cap pulled low over his ears, his face covered by a prodigious growth of beard. "Definitely not, ma'am. Agent Tande! Pleasure to see you again. Trust you've been well since Berlin?"
[00:03:17]<Daedalus>"Yea, Mr. Ten-Foot-Ass-Stick was a bit stiff."
[00:03:41]<Nemi>"Very much so," she nods. "Didn't expect to see you here! Suppose you're on surveillence of the object?"
[00:03:53]<ZombieRaptor>Jack looks down on everyone,
[00:04:06]<Balthazaar>"Billy, don't be rude, okay?"
[00:04:16]<Daedalus>"Sorry Em."
[00:04:44]<ZombieRaptor>"How're you doin Noble?.. What do we know about the ship so far?"
[00:04:53]<Tesla|Run>"Yup. 's been pretty easy so far. No point in belaboring the topic: we've tried contacting the vessel through just about every means under the sun short of sailing out and knocking on the front door. We were waitin' on you guys for that." He gestures towards the small boat. It looks like a decommissioned PT boat.
[00:05:13]<ihp>Susan nods. "So, we're the ones who knock?"
[00:05:33]<Nemi>"We are the ones who knock," Lis nods at Susan, grinning. Her attention returns to Noble. "What have you seen so far on the object?"
[00:05:39]<ZombieRaptor>"Let's go say hi."
[00:06:06]<Balthazaar>"How exciting…"
[00:06:17]<ihp>Susan walks over to the PT boat.
[00:06:34]<Tesla|Run>Noble grins. "Yup. We get to bust down the front door." Noble climbs down onto the deck of the boat, followed by two other plainclothes operatives. "We ain't found much," he says as he hustles you all aboard. "With nobody out there we can't get a map and the distance and direction it's traveled says nobody's on board."
[00:06:51]<Daedalus>Billy grins, "If no one's aboard, I call being Captain."
[00:06:52]<Tesla|Run>"Either that or there's somebody there but they ain't squawkin'. Which is where you guys come in."
[00:06:54]<ZombieRaptor>Jack climbs in.
[00:07:26]<ihp>Susan sits on the boat.
[00:07:27]<Daedalus>"Em, you can be First Mate."
[00:07:37]<Daedalus>Billy gets in as well
[00:07:44]<Balthazaar>Emily claps. "Woo!" She climbs in
[00:07:46]<Tesla|Run>http://pt-king.gdinc.com/images/ptc6.jpg
[00:07:55]<ihp>Susan wonders if Emily and Billy are a item, not knowing about Matt.
[00:07:58]<ZombieRaptor>"I'll be the triage guy… Someone get me a rusty bonesaw please."
[00:08:09]<ZombieRaptor>"And a stick."
[00:08:39]<ihp>"I will be… not taking part in this ridiculous naval role play."
[00:08:48]<Nemi>"Understood, then." Lis climbs onto the boat, and inhales.
[00:09:00]<Daedalus>Billy chuckles, "Straight to the brig wit' you, Susan."
[00:09:02]<Nemi>".. been a while since I hit the sea. I miss it." She withholds certain flashbacks.
[00:09:10]<Balthazaar>"Why not? Don't you like role play?"
[00:09:33]<ZombieRaptor>"Don't ya want your extremities sawn off my doctor Jack?"
[00:09:34]<ihp>"I've had enough of it in my life."
[00:09:38]<ZombieRaptor>"I can totally heal that…"
[00:09:42]<ZombieRaptor>~Maybe.~
[00:10:09]<Tesla|Run>The crew of the PT boat hustle about, several people on shore taking in the lines and pushing it away. The radio crackles to life, and beneath you the deck rumbles softly with the vibrations of the two engines. The boat pulls slowly away from the dock, then tilts back slightly, the bow popping up from the water as it skirts easily towards the ship.
[00:10:11]<Balthazaar>"Shiver me timbers!"
[00:10:28]<Balthazaar>Emily says in response to Jack, grinning at him
[00:10:50]<Tesla|Run>Anyone who wasn't paying attention might find themselves thrown back a few paces and jostled about by the mid-sized vessel slashing nimbly through the waves.
[00:11:02]<ZombieRaptor>~no… I probably can't heal that actually.~
[00:11:04]<ZombieRaptor>Jack shrugs in response to himself
[00:11:04]<ihp>Susan rolls her eyes. "You're like children."
[00:11:09]<Daedalus>Billy produces the captain's hat he took from the Queen of Prussia, "Like pirates of the high seas!" he says as he puts it on.
[00:11:12]<ihp>Susan is anti-fun.
[00:11:25]<ZombieRaptor>Jack clutches his heart as if hurt. "You wound me madam."
[00:11:39]<Balthazaar>Emily stumbles but keeps her feet. "Children have a lot of fun, susan."
[00:11:51]<ZombieRaptor>"Anyways."
[00:12:03]<Tesla|Run>Noble looks up from the command deck just in time to see Billy put on the hat. "Oh no. Ohhhhh no. You take that fuckin' hat off right now. I've heard about what happens when you guys put on captain's hats."
[00:12:05]<Nemi>Lis leans on the side of the boat, peering ahead toward the mysterious ship in the distance.
[00:12:05]<ZombieRaptor>"Cut the chatter now…"
[00:12:21]<ZombieRaptor>Jack stifles a laugh
[00:12:28]<ihp>Susan looks towards the ship. "…anyone have any binoculars? Or a telescope?"
[00:12:46]<Tesla|Run>There's a convenient pair of spotter's glasses nearby!
[00:13:03]<ihp>Susan takes up the glasses, and looks towards the ship.
[00:13:25]<Tesla|Run>Perception. You gain a +1 bonus for the spotter's scope.
[00:13:31]<ihp>4df+4 yay bonus
[00:13:31]<Glacon>ihp: yay bonus: 7 (4df+4=3+, 3+, 3+, 0)
[00:13:34]<ihp>WOOOOO
[00:13:42]<Nemi>4df+8 eye see
[00:13:43]<Glacon>Nemi: eye see: 11 (4df+8=3+, 3+, 0, 3+)
[00:13:43]<ZombieRaptor>Boo
[00:13:53]<ZombieRaptor>Can Jack look?
[00:14:01]<Daedalus>Billy turns to Susan, "How's it look?"
[00:14:07]<Tesla|Run>Everyone else looking at the boat can look. You're getting into visual range now.
[00:14:27]<ZombieRaptor>4df+10 My vision is already magnified
[00:14:27]<Glacon>ZombieRaptor: My vision is already magnified: 12 (4df+10=3+, 3+, 0, 0)
[00:15:33]<Tesla|Run>Good enough for me.
[00:16:17]<Balthazaar>4df+4 huh? what?
[00:16:17]<Glacon>Balthazaar: huh? what?: 6 (4df+4=3+, 4-, 3+, 3+)
[00:16:22]<Tesla|Run>Lis and Jack, with your regular eyes, you can see the ship is currently under half-sail, but nothing is at the rigging, and there doesn't seem to be anyone on deck. But despite the exceptional conditions up here, it's difficult to make out anything else.
[00:16:31]<Tesla|Run>Emily, you don't see much of anything. You know there's a boat!
[00:16:34]<Tesla|Run>And it's moving!
[00:17:01]<Daedalus>"How's it look, mates?"
<Tesla|Run>Susan, with your spotter's scope, you can see a lot closer up. And you can see absolutely nothing. Nothing on deck, nothing belowdecks, no lights, no movement - nothing.
[00:17:27]<Nemi>"Looks.. I don't see anyone."
[00:17:30]<Tesla|Run>It's disturbing, and a little sad.
[00:17:30]<ihp>Susan frowns. "There's… no life aboard. No lights, no movement."
[00:17:45]<ihp>"This is off-putting…"
[00:18:03]<Balthazaar>"Where exactly is the boat?"
[00:18:42]<Daedalus>"That just means it'll be easier to commandeer!" Billy laughs heartily.
[00:18:45]<Tesla|Run>Noble looks up from his chair again. "I figured there wasn't. Boat's about three hundred feet off the starboard bow, making its way south with the wind and the tide. We'll be right on top of it in a moment, if you've got any final preparations, get ready and make them now. There's radios nearby if you need 'em."
[00:19:04]<ihp>Susan takes a radio, and tries to find a name on the ship.
[00:19:11]<Nemi>Lis also finds a radio! Yay.
[00:19:15]<ihp>"What is this, then? The Mary-Celeste?"
[00:19:17]<Tesla|Run>And sure enough, there's a box of radios on the floor.
[00:19:56]<Tesla|Run>"With you guys? Less Mary-Celeste, more Flyin' Dutchman." Noble quips as the PT boat slips alongside the ship. Susan, there isn't even a name or a number.
[00:20:00]<ZombieRaptor>Jack grabs a radio
[00:20:03]<Balthazaar>Emily grabs a radio
[00:20:25]<Daedalus>Billy takes a radio, "What's our headin' once we comandeer the ship?"
[00:20:28]<ihp>Susan frowns. "Hmm… no name."
[00:20:56]<Daedalus>Billy frowns as well, "That's bad luck, that is."
[00:21:14]<Tesla|Run>"There's a dock a few dozen miles south of here. You're going down there once the ship's secure."
[00:21:22]<ihp>"Anyone know how to steer a ship?"
[00:21:24]<ZombieRaptor>"Uhh."
[00:21:32]<ZombieRaptor>"None of us can sail a ship mate."
[00:21:57]<Daedalus>Billy raises his hand, "I have a bit of exxperience."
[00:22:07]<ZombieRaptor>"Uhh.."
[00:22:09]<Tesla|Run>Noble shakes his head. "Tisk tisk, Psi-7. I thought you were trained - oh /fuck/ no, Big and British."
[00:22:22]<ZombieRaptor>"Trained in sailing yachts Noble?"
[00:22:24]<ihp>Susan looks at Billy. "Her Majesty's Navy, then?"
[00:22:28]<Balthazaar>"Isn't there a lot of things that is bad luck on a ship?"
[00:22:30]<ihp>"Judging by your accent."
[00:22:41]<ZombieRaptor>"I'm a medic, not ship captain extraordinaire."
[00:22:50]<Tesla|Run>"We're gonna hold astern of the ship and maintain radio contact. Once you sound the all-clear we'll bring a crew aboard to sail it south."
[00:22:57]<Tesla|Run>"Otherwise we'll tow the bitch."
[00:23:03]<Daedalus>"Mate, don't worry, I was in the navy for a few years," ~Before I was discharged~
[00:23:08]<Balthazaar>"Language."
[00:23:30]<ZombieRaptor>"Let's go, and bugger the language lassie."
[00:23:42]<Nemi>Lis rubs at her face. This already feels like a disaster.
[00:23:48]<Balthazaar>"You'll offend my delicate sensibilities." She gives Noble a stern look
[00:23:50]<Tesla|Run>Noble shrugs and lights a cigarette. The PT boat is now directly alongside the larger vessel. Several crewmen extend a ramp from the deck of the PT craft to the larger one. Time to go.
[00:23:58]<Nemi>She straightens, takes a breath, and climbs the ramp. First up.
[00:24:12]<Daedalus>Billy follows behind, shotgun in hand.
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<ZombieRaptor>
Jack sighs at Emily and walks up, all quiet like.
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<ihp>
Susan looks at William. "Well, you were in the navy… Stykes, was it? Lead on, Admiral!"
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<Balthazaar>
Emily goes too
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<ZombieRaptor>
"Billy, /no/ shooting unless you get a go ahead." Jack whisper
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<ihp>
Susan gets on last. Better safe than sorry.
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<ZombieRaptor>
S
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<Nemi>
Lis draws her flashlight and handgun, holding them close as she steps up on deck.
[00:25:19]
<Balthazaar>
"…" emily is now nervous. She draws Serge's revolver
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<Daedalus>
Billy rolls his eyes and lowers the shotgun
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<Tesla|Run>
Once everyone is aboard, the PT boat reverses and pulls away from the vessel, holding steady a few yards astern. The deck is bathed in moonlight and silence; the only noise the lapping of the waves, the snap of the rigging, and the burble of the PT boat's engines behind you.
[00:26:31]
<Tesla|Run>
You are all struck with the painful realization of how alone you are out here if the ship is empty.
[00:26:54]
<Tesla|Run>
What do you all do up here?
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<ihp>
Susan shivers. "All right… we need information. Where would the captain's quarters be on a ship like this, Stykes?"
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<Balthazaar>
Emily grvitates toward Billy, nervous
[00:27:10]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack goes right! Looking for a door belowdecks
[00:27:15]
<Daedalus>
Billy approaches the bridge, "Under or near the bridge, usually."
[00:28:00]
<ihp>
Susan nods. "To the bridge, then."
[00:28:08]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack follows.
[00:28:20]
<ihp>
She keeps a hand in her purse at all times. "So.. what's bad luck on a ship? Other than women."
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<ZombieRaptor>
He spins his blade facing out for his own safety of mind.
[00:28:31]
<Tesla|Run>
Billy, you note that there's no bridge on this ship; there's no superstructure abovedecks. The ship's wheel is astern, unmanned, drifting idly. It turns with the tides.
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<Tesla|Run>
Might want to lock it down so you don't drift any further from shore.
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<Daedalus>
Billy looks for the wheel, "Not namin' it, fer one." he approaches the wheel and locks it down.
[00:29:20]
<ihp>
"Right…"
[00:29:28]
<Balthazaar>
"mmmmm."
[00:29:30]
<Nemi>
Lis is backing up Billy, partly to ensure that he doesn't do anything stupid. "This is a sail ship, so there's no engines. See if there's a captain's quarters or similar belowdecks, try to find the log."
[00:29:48]
<Balthazaar>
~Just remember what Kevin taught you and you'll be fine…~
[00:29:50]
<ihp>
Susan nods at Lisabet. "Miss Tande has the right idea."
[00:30:16]
<Daedalus>
"It'll most likely be in the back of the aft, if it's belowdeck."
[00:30:20]
<ihp>
Susan feels like she's in some kind of horror film about a ghost ship, and a spirit will pop out from the deck and eat her soul.
[00:30:36]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Should we split up? Cover more ground?"
[00:30:50]
<Balthazaar>
Emily shares susan's sentiment
[00:31:00]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Or deck."
[00:31:00]
<Balthazaar>
"I-I don't want to split up…"
[00:31:12]
<Tesla|Run>
The ship's wheel is easily secured with a length of rope. Billy notices, due to his previous experience as a sailor, that the ship is moving in a vaguely southward direction, consistent with the map you were provided during the briefing.
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<ihp>
"There are five of us. It would be uneven."
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<Nemi>
"Negative, do not split up. We're dealing with potentially anomalous materials, we can't afford to have potential losses."
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<Daedalus>
Billy looks around the wheel for something like a chart or map. Maybe this ship has a heading.
[00:32:25]
<Daedalus>
or /had/
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<Tesla|Run>
(GM's NOTE: If you're going to split up with the radios, use #tooltime to speak between groups.)
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<ihp>
Susan looks at everyone. "Below decks, then?"
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<Nemi>
"Right, boys and girls. Move as one, let's head belowdecks. Sykes, you and I up front."
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<Daedalus>
"Gotcha."
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<Tesla|Run>
(GM NOTE: Use #radiochatter instead if you do anything separately)
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<Balthazaar>
Emily holds her gun like Kevin showed her, and nods
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<Tesla|Run>
The only entrance to belowdecks is at the fore of the ship.
[00:33:54]
<ZombieRaptor>
"I'll hold the back, not best if your medic falls first."
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<Tesla|Run>
It's a near-vertical stairwell.
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<Tesla|Run>
And it's dark as hell.
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<ihp>
"Anyone have a light?"
[00:34:24]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack passes up his flashlight
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<Nemi>
Lis has her flashlight IN HAND.
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<Nemi>
She lights the way.
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<ihp>
Susan tries closing one eye to enhance her night vision in that one.
[00:35:18]
<Daedalus>
4df+9 Billy scans for anything usual or out of place.
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<Glacon>
Daedalus: Billy scans for anything usual or out of place.: 10 (4df+9=3+, 4-, 3+, 0)
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<Tesla|Run>
Billy… You didn't notice it before, but there's something carved into the mainmast.
[00:36:32]
<Tesla|Run>
It looks like some of them "letter" things you keep seeing around.
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<Nemi>
Lis shines her light down the stairwell.
[00:36:55]
<Daedalus>
He approaches it and traces it with his hand, "Oi! Look at this…"
[00:37:05]
<ihp>
Susan comes up to the mast.
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<Tesla|Run>
Lis, the landing of the stairs is clear, but the narrow scope of the entrance makes it difficult to see more than a few feet without getting down there.
[00:37:25]
<Balthazaar>
Emily looks at the water nervously. Even though she's on the creepy ship, it's sharks she's worried about
[00:37:27]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack kneels in a place he seems safe, watching everyone
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<ZombieRaptor>
Deems*
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<Nemi>
Lis does not descend, yet, since people are looking at stuff on-deck. She trusts that hte others can read words.
[00:38:07]
<Tesla|Run>
Susan, they are, indeed, letters, although messily carved ones. "WE GO ALONE TO SEEK THE GODS"
[00:38:25]
<Daedalus>
Billy struggles to read it, "What does it say?"
[00:38:46]
<ihp>
"We go alone to seek the gods."
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<Nemi>
"Sounds portentious," says Lis from the door.
[00:40:16]
<Tesla|Run>
Indeed. But otherwise, Billy, you see nothing out of the ordinary on the deck.
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<ihp>
Susan nods, opening her eye and then closing her other one, attempting to maximize night vision should something happen to the lights.
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<Tesla|Run>
It would appear that, unless you suddenly all become psychics, you don't have any chance of finding out what's up with this ship by milling about on the deck.
[00:41:20]
<Nemi>
Lis gestures for the others to fall in, and starts her way down.
[00:41:22]
<Balthazaar>
Emily looks at the trap door with trepidation
[00:41:25]
<ihp>
Susan heads to Lisabet.
[00:41:33]
<Daedalus>
Billy frowns and heads to the entrance to the under deck
[00:41:54]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack stands and forms up at the read
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<ZombieRaptor>
Rear
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<Daedalus>
Billy takes point, leading belowdeck.
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<Balthazaar>
Emily follows him and Lis
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<ZombieRaptor>
Jack takes up the rear
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<ihp>
Susan is somewhere in the middle.
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<Nemi>
Lis lights the way at the front, and otherwise stays beside and slightly behind Billy.
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<Tesla|Run>
You all find yourself facing amidships, towards the stern. The hallway that you're in is dark except for what is illuminated by the beam of the flashlight. And what's illuminated by the flashlight is reminiscent of the aftermath of a tornado, or an explosion.
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<Balthazaar>
"Oh my…"
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<Daedalus>
"Well… fuck me."
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<ihp>
~Christ alive…~ Susan looks around, and whispers, "What do you think happened?"
[00:45:01]
<ZombieRaptor>
~Bloody.~
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<ZombieRaptor>
"Let's find out, keep movin."
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<Tesla|Run>
The hall is strewn with damaged furniture, discarded papers, books, and carvings and scratches in the walls and carpet.
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<Nemi>
Lis doesn't comment, instead pausing to examine some of the strewn debris for clues before moving on.
[00:46:00]
<Tesla|Run>
There are several doors leading away from this hallway.
[00:46:03]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack examines the scratches, survival to see if it was a beastie?
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<ihp>
Susan picks up one of the papers, and a book.
[00:47:04]
<Tesla|Run>
Sure, Jack.
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<Balthazaar>
Emily focuses on keeping an eye out for nasty
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<ZombieRaptor>
4df+4
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<Glacon>
ZombieRaptor: 5 (4df+4=3+, 4-, 3+, 0)
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<Tesla|Run>
No beastie here, Jack. These look like people marks.
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<ihp>
Susan looks through the book she picked up.
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<Tesla|Run>
Somebody being dragged, if you have to guess.
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<ZombieRaptor>
"Huh… We got drag marks here."
[00:48:07]
<Tesla|Run>
Susan, it looks like a journal of some sort. Academics to gloss through it.
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<ihp>
4df+6 Tagging "In between the lines" specialty skill.
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<Glacon>
ihp: Tagging "In between the lines" specialty skill.: 8 (4df+6=3+, 3+, 0, 0)
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<Tesla|Run>
You manage to skim through the book pretty quickly. You manage to make a lot of connections; primarily a repeated mention of a "City of the Gods".
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<Nemi>
Lis steps forward a bit, putting herself in a good position to provide overwatch over the mystery doors without standing in the line of fire.
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<Tesla|Run>
No real mention of a set of coordinates though.
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<Daedalus>
"Let's head towards the Captain's Quarters, maybe we'll find his Log."
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<ihp>
"City of the Gods…" Susan frowns. "They were heading for something called 'the city of the gods'."
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<ihp>
Susan then looks at one of the papers.
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<Balthazaar>
"Los Angeles is the city of angels… Is that related?"
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<Nemi>
Lis nods. "Would logically be the biggest and nicest cabin. Check each door as we go, we don't want anything popping out behind us."
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<Tesla|Run>
Lis, all of the doors are secured shut, except for one, which is slightly ajar. It moves with the motion of the ship.
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<Nemi>
Lis approaches said door and gently pushes it open, standing slightly to one side so as to be out of LOS of anything immediately peering at the doorway.
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<Daedalus>
"What? Like Jesus and Zeus and such?"
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<ihp>
Susan looks at one of the closed doors; is there a window into it?
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<Tesla|Run>
Jack, you might notice that the drag markings lead to that exact door!
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<Tesla|Run>
Susan, there's no window, but the door is unlocked.
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<ihp>
Susan opens the unlocked door, drawing her trench knife from her purse as she does so.
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<ZombieRaptor>
"Hey, hold up."
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<Tesla|Run>
Susan, perception.
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<ihp>
4df+3
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<Glacon>
ihp: 1 (4df+3=4-, 0, 4-, 0)
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<ihp>
GDI
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<ZombieRaptor>
Jack goes up to the front and kneels, he gestures to the marks. "We got some drag marks leading into that doorway."
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<ZombieRaptor>
"Something is in there."
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<Tesla|Run>
Susan, there's a lump on the bed near the door.
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<Tesla|Run>
Could be people.
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<Tesla|Run>
Could be bedsheets.
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<Nemi>
What's Lis see in the door she pushed open?
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<ihp>
Susan looks at Jack. "You. Flashlight. Now."
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<Tesla|Run>
you don't know.
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<Tesla|Run>
Lis, roll perception. +2 bonus from the flashlight.
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<ihp>
She waves him over to the door.
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<Nemi>
4df+10
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<Glacon>
Nemi: 9 (4df+10=4-, 0, 4-, 3+)
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<ZombieRaptor>
"Give me my flashlight?"
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<ZombieRaptor>
Jack holds out his hand.
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<Tesla|Run>
Nemi, there are people in this room. Two. Faces up towards the ceiling.
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<Daedalus>
Billy stands near the door and readies his shotgun
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<Tesla|Run>
Dead. Very dead.
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<Balthazaar>
Emily holds her gun at the ready, trying to be brave and not run away
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<ZombieRaptor>
Jack takes the flashlight from Susan if she hands it over
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<ihp>
Susan looks into her room with the flash light.
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<Nemi>
"Two contacts here," Lis says. "Unmoving, possibly dead." She approaches carefully, and tries to sense if there's any electrical activity in the bodies, which would be a handy way of telling if someone's really dead or just comatose.
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<Daedalus>
"Jack, you know how ta breach, right?"
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<ZombieRaptor>
"Uhh.. Sure."
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<Tesla|Run>
Lis, no life signs. Dead.
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<Tesla|Run>
Susan, another body in your room, hands crossed neatly over its chest. Dead.
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<ihp>
Susan frowns. "The hell… he's in a burial pose in here."
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<ZombieRaptor>
Can Jack roll perception into the door moving with the ship?
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<Daedalus>
"We might need it later…"
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<Balthazaar>
Emily stares at the bodies, horrified
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<Nemi>
Lis nods. She examines the bodies in the room; position, signs of violence, demographic data?
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<ihp>
Susan looks at Jack, and hands him back the flashlight that he /apparently/ gave her. >_>
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<ZombieRaptor>
(I said it earlier, read the backlog…)
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<ZombieRaptor>
Jack looks at the bodies in Lis's room… Medical for cause of death?
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<ZombieRaptor>
And/or anomaly to detect magic?
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<Tesla|Run>
Lis and Jack, between the two of you, you can figure out what happened. One of the bodies attempted to drag the other into this room, which is the source of the scratch marks, consistent with scarring on the fingers of one.
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<Daedalus>
Billy pats Emily on the shoulder, "Hey, you alright?"
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<ZombieRaptor>
"Huh…"
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<ZombieRaptor>
"Why drag him."
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<ihp>
Susan goes over to the door that's ajar. Are the other corpses with hands crossed over their chest?
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<Tesla|Run>
Susan, Lis and Jack are in there already. This one is less neat than the others.
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<Tesla|Run>
One of the bodies is arranged the same way as the one in the previous room.
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<Nemi>
Lis puzzles this over. She can't conceive of why this would be.
[01:00:46]
<Tesla|Run>
The other is on the floor.
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<Nemi>
And there's no sign of violence?
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<ZombieRaptor>
Jack looks around the room more with the flashlight… Perception?
[01:01:06]
<Tesla|Run>
Jack, you notice that both of their arms have been slashed open longwise.
[01:01:20]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack points to it. "Their arms Lis."
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<ihp>
Susan frowns, stepping up to the arranged body. "There was another one like this in the other room."
[01:01:24]
<Tesla|Run>
Along the radial artery.
[01:01:51]
<ZombieRaptor>
~Whoever did this has knowledge of human anatomy… Bloody hell..~
[01:02:03]
<Balthazaar>
"Th-they're dead…"
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<ihp>
"…some kind of suicide cult?"
[01:02:56]
<Tesla|Run>
Jack, you notice another journal laying nearby in your search.
[01:03:14]
<Daedalus>
"You don't have ta look if you don't want to," He tries to think of what to say, "just… think of somethin' else.""
[01:03:17]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack kneels beside it and picks it up.
[01:03:31]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Have her watch guard behind us."
[01:03:36]
<ihp>
Susan looks at Jack. "Let me see that."
[01:03:59]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack looks to Susan. "Pleas is also accepted." He holds it out.
[01:04:13]
<ihp>
Susan takes the journal, and looks through it.
[01:04:26]
<Tesla|Run>
Want to speedread this one too?
[01:04:29]
<Balthazaar>
Emily takes a shakey breath and nods
[01:04:32]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Your welcome."
[01:04:41]
<ZombieRaptor>
You're*
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<ihp>
4df+6 academics again! Tagging again for speedreading.
[01:05:01]
<Glacon>
ihp: academics again! Tagging again for speedreading.: 5 (4df+6=0, 4-, 4-, 3+)
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<Nemi>
"Noted. Likely suicide, then." Lis searches the room for weapons.
[01:05:31]
<Nemi>
4df+8 search
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<Glacon>
Nemi: search: 9 (4df+8=3+, 4-, 3+, 0)
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<Tesla|Run>
Susan, in your search, you find nothing until the last few entries, which mention a Book. Not a book, but a capital-B Book. It sounds like they were… Feeding their blood to it?
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<Balthazaar>
Emily looks around nervously.
[01:06:09]
<ihp>
"Feeding their blood to a Book?"
[01:06:14]
<ihp>
"Definitely some kind of cult."
[01:06:14]
<Tesla|Run>
Lis, you find a straight razor on the nightstand by the bed. There's blood on it.
[01:06:25]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack looks around for any exits to the room other than the way they came.
[01:06:28]
<Nemi>
"My guess? Suicide, possibly religious or philosophical or ritual motivation. Can't say.. Right, ritual then." She eyes the razor, doesn't move it. "Found the probable tool. Delibrate, looks like."
[01:06:32]
<ihp>
are there any dates in the journal?
[01:06:47]
<Tesla|Run>
Jack, this is the only exit.
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<ZombieRaptor>
"They're clean cuts along the radial artery too… I would say suicide definitely."
[01:07:20]
<Tesla|Run>
The last entry seems to have been dated a few days ago.
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<Daedalus>
"Wait… a book? I remember seein' a book in that vision, it was black."
[01:07:30]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Fast and quick to bleed out."
[01:08:00]
<ihp>
"Black capital-B Book… I don't think they're talking about King James, either."
[01:08:16]
<ihp>
"…does a Yacht have a cargo hold, usually, Mr. Stykes?"
[01:08:16]
<Nemi>
Lis steps out of the room, does a quick check. Which other doors are unopened?
[01:08:27]
<Tesla|Run>
There are three other doors on this deck, all unopened.
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<ihp>
Susan steps out of the room, handing the journal back to Jack. "Thank you," she says, going up to another door and putting her ear to it, listening for signs of life.
[01:09:22]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack puts the journal in his backpack.
[01:09:37]
<ZombieRaptor>
He takes one more look around the room.. Perception?
[01:09:50]
<Balthazaar>
Emily goes with Susan
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<Balthazaar>
She covers her with her gun!
[01:10:06]
<Tesla|Run>
No need for perception, Jack. This room's been pretty scoured.
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<Daedalus>
"Yachts are usually only for rich blokes to sail around in, they don't really have a cargo hold."
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<Tesla|Run>
Susan, perception.
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<ihp>
4df+3
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<ZombieRaptor>
Jack heads out.
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<Glacon>
ihp: 7 (4df+3=3+, 3+, 3+, 3+)
[01:10:19]
<ihp>
OH MY GOD
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<Tesla|Run>
CRIT SUCCESS
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<Riemann>
(HOOOOOOOO)
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<ZombieRaptor>
(shh)
[01:10:33]
<ZombieRaptor>
(I is the party killer)
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<Tesla|Run>
Susan, the deck suddenly grows very quiet as the waves quiet for a moment. And in that blessed window of calm, you hear footsteps.
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<Tesla|Run>
From the captain's quarters.
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<Nemi>
Lis remains in the hall, watching Susan and their surroundings in general.
[01:11:17]
<ihp>
Susan blinks, and shushes everyone. "There's… there's someone here. In the captain's quarters…" She whispers this deathly silently.
[01:11:22]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack's hanging in a corner.
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<Balthazaar>
"…Do… Do we talk to them?"
[01:11:43]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack slowly flips out his knife. *tink tink click*
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<Nemi>
Lis nods, gestures for the captain's quarters. She falls in beside the door, gun up and flashlight down.
[01:11:56]
<ihp>
Susan crouches down low. "Shhhhh." She looks at the captain's quarters for a keyhole of any kind.
[01:12:06]
<Tesla|Run>
You notice that the captain's quarters are at the end of the hall.
[01:12:20]
<Tesla|Run>
There is a keyhole, and the door is locked. No window.
[01:12:27]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack hangs behind them as they form up.
[01:12:37]
<Tesla|Run>
It'd be difficult to stack up in a narrow hallway like this, but you could manage it.
[01:12:49]
<Balthazaar>
Emily readies up
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<Daedalus>
"Fuck…" He whispers, "Just… stand back…" Billy approaches the door.
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<Nemi>
Lis is able to stack up due to tiniess.
[01:13:00]
<Nemi>
Tininess, too.
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<ZombieRaptor>
"Don't shoot the damn door."
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<ihp>
Susan looks through the keyhole…
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<Daedalus>
"I'll breach it… we can catch the fucker wit' his pant's down…"
[01:13:38]
<Tesla|Run>
Susan, you can't make out much, but the opposite wall is lit by flickering candles, and you see something that looks like a wall-sized map chart.
[01:13:58]
<Tesla|Run>
A silhouette of a man is cast on the map, as if from the near wall.
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<ihp>
Susan looks at everyone. "There's… someone in there," she whispers. "They're looking at a map."
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<Tesla|Run>
But you can't see anything else.
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<ihp>
Susan looks at the lock. "Who here knows how to pick it? I'm… probably the best at stealth out of the bunch."
[01:15:08]
<ihp>
"And for the love of god, don't shoot it…"
[01:15:18]
<Daedalus>
"I'll just kick in the door… c'mon then…"
[01:15:21]
<ZombieRaptor>
"I can get it open probably.."
[01:15:27]
<Balthazaar>
"I can only act… Should I try make him like us?"
[01:15:37]
<ihp>
Susan looks at Jack. "Do it. Silently."
[01:15:47]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Uhh.. Not silently."
[01:16:09]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack mimes hitting a door with his shoulder.
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<Nemi>
"I can. One moment." Lis retrieves a.. HAIRPIN.
[01:16:16]
<Nemi>
She attempts to get to work on the door.
[01:16:23]
<Tesla|Run>
Lis, roll your relevant skill.
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<ihp>
Susan grins at Lisabet, stepping back from the door.
[01:16:28]
<Tesla|Run>
Engineering or a special.
[01:16:29]
<Nemi>
4df+4 operative
[01:16:29]
<Glacon>
Nemi: operative: 4 (4df+4=3+, 4-, 4-, 3+)
[01:16:37]
<Daedalus>
"How about we just knock?" Billy scoffs
[01:16:40]
<Tesla|Run>
4df+3 Apprentice Lock
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<Glacon>
Tesla|Run: Apprentice Lock: 2 (4df+3=0, 0, 0, 4-)
[01:17:31]
<Nemi>
"Hold the light.. there, please.." Pick pick pick pick. Tricky work, but she's up to the challenge. The swaying of the ship doesn't bother her at all, conveniently. Once she pops it, she pockets the pin and retrieves her sidearm and flash.
[01:18:00]
<Tesla|Run>
One by one, the tumblers fall before you. The only sound is the creaking of the ship's timbers and the sound of Lis's hairpin in the lock.
[01:18:06]
<Daedalus>
Billy stands be the door, ready to go in. "Are we goin' in, or what?"
[01:18:17]
<ihp>
Susan draws her trench knife from her purse, discarding it and trying to sneak into the room after Lisabet picks the lock. "Let me handle this, Stykes."
[01:18:19]
<Tesla|Run>
The door is unlocked. Nothing stops you. The ship is silent, anticipating your next move.
[01:18:33]
<Daedalus>
He holds his shotgun at the ready, "Ladies first…" he gestures
[01:18:45]
<ihp>
4df+8 sneaky Susan stealths silently on the ship. (tagging Op Sec)
[01:18:46]
<Glacon>
ihp: sneaky Susan stealths silently on the ship. (tagging Op Sec): 8 (4df+8=3+, 0, 0, 4-)
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<Nemi>
Lis remains at one side of the door, waiting for Susan to do her thing.
[01:19:09]
<Tesla|Run>
4df+4 Paranoid crazy dude
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<Glacon>
Tesla|Run: Paranoid crazy dude: 4 (4df+4=3+, 3+, 4-, 4-)
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<Tesla|Run>
Susan, it's like you aren't even there. Pause for description.
[01:21:44]
<Tesla|Run>
The room is vaguely trapezoidal, and lit by flickering candlelight. The floor is scattered with papers and parchments of all shapes and sizes, and that map on the wall is marked with a long dotted line. A pin marks the ship's current location, as best you can guess from a glance.
[01:22:18]
<ihp>
Susan looks around for the shadow of the man she saw earlier…
[01:22:29]
<ihp>
And furthermore, for the Black Book.
[01:22:47]
<Tesla|Run>
The source of the silhouette is a man, prostrate before a desk-turned-altar. He is dressed in a black suit of an immaculate cut, although what he looks like from the front you can't tell. His back is to you, but in one hand you can see a knife. And before him…
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<Tesla|Run>
A book. Hundreds upon hundreds of pages thick, bound in black leather, with no title printed upon its cover.
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<ihp>
Susan sneaks up behind the man, and thinks of ways to take him out non-lethally. Perhaps a choke hold… or a tap on the back of the head with an improvised weapon. Or a pen filled with a narcotic substance.
[01:24:10]
<Daedalus>
Billy stands by the door and trains his shotgun at the man.
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<Balthazaar>
Emily stands by, pistol at the ready
[01:25:03]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack prepares the rush Susan out if injured.
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<ihp>
Susan decides to go for the first one, wrapping her arm around the man's neck and covering his mouth, trying to smother him into unconsciousness.
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<Tesla|Run>
Susan, as you stand behind the man, he gazes at the book. You see him raise one hand to the book, infinitely slowly.
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<Tesla|Run>
Then your hand is on him, and he wrestles beneath your grip. Roll Melee or Strength to keep him restrained.
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<Nemi>
Lis takes the moment to dart into the room behind Susan, once she has him in a hold, and trains her weapon on the man and then the book in turn.
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<Nemi>
Finally, she settles on the man. "Do not struggle," she hisses.
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<ZombieRaptor>
Jack walks in behind them
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<ihp>
4df+8 Tagging Op Sec because this could be considered wetwork. Subtract five from the roll if you feel this is irrelevant.
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<Glacon>
ihp: Tagging Op Sec because this could be considered wetwork. Subtract five from the roll if you feel this is irrelevant.: 6 (4df+8=4-, 4-, 4-, 3+)
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<Tesla|Run>
4df+3 Impotent flailing
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<Glacon>
Tesla|Run: Impotent flailing: 4 (4df+3=4-, 3+, 0, 3+)
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<Balthazaar>
Emily creeps in, keeping her gun on the man
[01:27:02]
<Tesla|Run>
Your hold… Well, holds. .
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<ZombieRaptor>
Jack goes in and injects the man with morphine.
[01:27:08]
<ZombieRaptor>
Or not
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<ZombieRaptor>
redact
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<Daedalus>
Billy walks in casually, his shotgun still trained on the man.
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<Tesla|Run>
The man struggles, struggles, struggles… Then ceases to struggle altogether. He goes limp in your arms. Silence fades over the ship again.
[01:27:36]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack has it in his hand through. "Should I do the honors?"
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<Nemi>
"Negative."
[01:27:51]
<Nemi>
"We don't know if he's been dosed with anything."
[01:28:06]
<Nemi>
"Zipties out, secure the contact."
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<Daedalus>
"Well… that was easy."
[01:28:12]
<ihp>
Susan looks at the assembled group. "Someone restrain him." She then looks at the book.
[01:28:13]
<Balthazaar>
"what if he wakes up?"
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<Daedalus>
Billy goes over and hold the man down.
[01:28:35]
<Daedalus>
holds*
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<Nemi>
Lis peers at the book, now. "Susan, can you get a look at that book?" Lis looks around, groans, then pockets her pistol. She pulls out zipties and will tie the man's wrists behind his back, and his legs around the ankles.
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<Tesla|Run>
Susan, the Book hasn't moved.
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<Daedalus>
Billy looks at the large map. "Where were you headed, mate?"
[01:29:39]
<ihp>
Susan touches the book with one finger, seeing if it tries to influence her at all.
[01:29:45]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Secure the book and lets radio the pickup team."
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<Balthazaar>
Emily looks at the book curiously.
[01:30:14]
<Tesla|Run>
All parties involved with the man, he's middle aged, in his fifties at least.
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<Nemi>
"I'll handle that part." Lis finishes ziptying the contact, then retrieves her radio. She tries to tune into the targeted frequency.
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<Tesla|Run>
Susan, mdef.
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<Daedalus>
"Old geezer, wasn't he…"
[01:30:31]
<ZombieRaptor>
(Was typin it but ok)
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<ihp>
4df+3
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<Glacon>
ihp: 4 (4df+3=3+, 0, 3+, 4-)
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<Tesla|Run>
4df+4 "RETURN US"
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<Glacon>
Tesla|Run: "RETURN US": 2 (4df+4=4-, 0, 0, 4-)
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<Nemi>
"This is PSI-7, do you copy?" Lis inquires via radio!
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<ZombieRaptor>
Jack looks around the cabin, perception?
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<Balthazaar>
"Sh-shouldn't we check the other rooms?"
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<Tesla>
You hear whispers in the back of your head, Susan, but they're faint. Barely noticeable. Probably just the others talking behind you.
[01:33:22]
<Tesla>
Emily, you notice there's gold-leaf writing on the binding of the book…
[01:33:24]
<Tesla>
Perception.
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<ihp>
Susan tries to open the book and read its contents, to see what it's all about.
[01:33:48]
<ihp>
She has never read Lovecraft, clearly.
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<Tesla>
Actually, never mind.
[01:34:26]
<Tesla>
Susan, you open up the book. There, on the first page, where there would normally be copyright information, is a simple series of black, scrawling letters:
[01:34:40]
<Balthazaar>
Emily looks at the gold writing?
[01:34:51]
<ihp>
Susan raises an eyebrow at the letters, trying to decipher them.
[01:34:53]
<ZombieRaptor>
Can Jack go back out into the hallway?
[01:34:57]
<ZombieRaptor>
Check the other rooms
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<Tesla>
And Emily, you see at the same time:
[01:35:15]
<Tesla>
"A Chronicle of the Daevas."
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<Balthazaar>
"What's a Daeva?"
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<Daedalus>
"Sounds like a drink I had in Wales once."
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<ihp>
Susan reads throught he book some.
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[01:36:25]
<ihp>
She takes it slowly, trying to glean as many details as possible.
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<Tesla>
Zombie, there's nothing else in this room, aside from: waitaminute.
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<Tesla>
Is that a /throttle/ lever on the back wall?
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<ZombieRaptor>
Throttle lever?
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<Nemi>
"Daeva? Sounds like a Hindu term," Lis muses. "For a celestial being of some sort."
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<ZombieRaptor>
Jack walks over.
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<Tesla>
Sure as shit, it's an old brass engine order telegraph, like on an early twentieth-century cruise liner.
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<Daedalus>
Billy follows behind Jack, "I think we're clear mate." He lights up a cigar.
[01:38:24]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Found a thing."
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<Daedalus>
"What?"
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<Tesla>
It has four settings: *NEUTRAL*, *FORWARD*, *BACK*, *BACK* *AGAIN*.
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<ZombieRaptor>
"A throttle lever."
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<Daedalus>
"That ain't standard on this type of ship."
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<Nemi>
"Sykes, quench the cigar. Possible site contamination."
[01:39:22]
<Tesla>
Susan, back to you!
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<Balthazaar>
Emily looks at the man on the floor. Is he awake?
[01:39:43]
<Daedalus>
He sighs and puts the cigar out.
[01:39:51]
<Nemi>
He's been thoroughly ziptied, even if he is awake. Lis checks the man or weapons or ID or anything else of interest. "Thank you, Sykes."
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<Tesla>
The Daevas, you glean, were a theocratic aristocracy, practitioners of cannibalism and thaumaturgy.
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<ihp>
"…cannibalistic wizards. Wow." She flips to the very back of the book to see how many pages there are, and see where their history stops.
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<Tesla>
They were highly warlike and combative, dominating many early societies before finally being beaten back in the late Sixteenth century by native tribes from northern Canada.
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<Daedalus>
"Listen, it there was anythin' else on this bloody ship, do ya think that we'dve noticed." He examines the throttle, "If we're gonna go anywhere, this probably is for some emergancy or auxillary engine or somethin'."
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<Balthazaar>
Emily looks at the man, "A-are you okay?"
[01:41:44]
<ihp>
~How come I've never heard of them?~
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<Tesla>
Their last city was supposedly somewhere around the coordinates demarcated on the map, which, you notice, is about two miles off the coast.
[01:42:31]
<Tesla>
Lis, you get no joy on the radio at the moment. But your search for ID turns up very little.
[01:42:55]
<ihp>
Susan frowns, looking at the map. "…they were trying to get to their city. City of the Gods. Maybe… they had some kind of technology that they wanted? Or wanted to dedicate themselves to these… Day-vas fully?"
[01:43:01]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Should I go up top to signal for extraction?"
[01:43:03]
<Daedalus>
Billy looks at the throttle lever and is barely able to make out one word. "F-F-F-for-ward?"
[01:43:25]
<ZombieRaptor>
"I can do morse code with the flashlight."
[01:43:25]
<Daedalus>
"No need we can just sail this thing back to shore."
[01:43:30]
<Tesla>
A hand-written journal by a man calling himself "Felix", probably this guy, detailing how he procured this vessel and intended to use its 'special qualities' (ehh?) to seek out the 'Gods' and effect their return: potentially these Daevas.
[01:43:39]
<ZombieRaptor>
"I'd rather not Billy."
[01:44:02]
<ihp>
But why cut themselves open? Susan looks at the ink in the book.
[01:44:26]
<Nemi>
"Do so, Markos. Not getting radio."
[01:44:29]
<Tesla>
He selected a crew of close acquaintances that were completely trustworthy, loyal to his every word… And bent them to the will of his Gods. Promised them a better life, if they paid out this one in blood.
[01:44:31]
<Nemi>
"Billy, don't touch that lever."
[01:44:43]
<Daedalus>
"Easier…" he puts a hand on the throttle, "This probably starts an engine somewhere, don't worry 'bout it."
[01:44:44]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack heads out and walks up the stairs to the main deck.
[01:44:47]
<Tesla>
Susan, the book smells faintly of… Blood.
[01:45:00]
<Nemi>
Lira aims her pistol at Billy, reflexively. "DO NOT TOUCH THAT LEVER."
[01:45:04]
<Nemi>
Lis*, rather.
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<ihp>
Susan blinks. "…they were writing in this book with their blood. But why?" She stares at Lis. "Jesus Christ!"
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<Balthazaar>
Emily jumps violently
[01:45:39]
<Daedalus>
"You're just bein' paranoid…" He pushes the lever ever so slightly forward.
[01:45:52]
<ZombieRaptor>
Does Jack make it up top?
[01:45:56]
<Tesla>
The lever shifts into the category noted as "FORWARD".
[01:45:58]
<Nemi>
"Helvete, agent Sykes!" Lis shoots him in the knee.
[01:46:02]
<Tesla>
Jack, you make it up top!
[01:46:12]
<Tesla>
Just in time to see the PT boat literally /disappear/ /from/ /existence/.
[01:46:20]
<Balthazaar>
Emily shrieks "Billy!"
[01:46:23]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack proceeds to signal towards shore in morse code. 'EXTRACT'
[01:46:25]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Fuck!"
[01:46:28]
<Tesla>
Billy, PDef.
[01:46:32]
<ZombieRaptor>
"What happened."
[01:46:51]
<Daedalus>
4df+5 GAH
[01:46:51]
<Glacon>
Daedalus: GAH: 3 (4df+5=4-, 0, 0, 4-)
[01:47:12]
<Nemi>
"DO NOT INTERACT WITH UNKNOWN ANOMALOUS MATERIALS, AGENT SYKES."
[01:47:19]
<Tesla>
The shot digs into the flesh of your calf, just below the knee. It doesn't touch any major arteries, but MAN does that fucker sting. -1 physical health.
[01:47:35]
<Daedalus>
"SO YA SHOOT ME IN THE MOTHERFUCKIN' LEG?"
[01:47:43]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack looks out around the ocean… Perception?
[01:47:54]
<Nemi>
"SHUT UP AND MOVE OUT ON DECK."
[01:48:01]
<Tesla>
Roll it, Jack.
[01:48:15]
<ZombieRaptor>
4df+10
[01:48:15]
<Glacon>
ZombieRaptor: 12 (4df+10=3+, 4-, 3+, 3+)
[01:48:34]
<Daedalus>
Billy uses the lever the hoist himself back up and shifts it back to neutral
[01:48:41]
<Balthazaar>
Emily tries to help Billy walk. She casts a frightened look at Lis.
[01:48:44]
<Daedalus>
"FUCK"
[01:48:56]
<Tesla>
Billy, the lever clicks to NEUTRAL.
[01:49:15]
<Nemi>
Lis looks.. actually rather calm about everything. But her eyesd are very intense. This is a Lis that most don't often encounter.
[01:49:28]
<ihp>
Susan just shakes her head and sighs. "I'm going to get Markos so he can tend to Stykes." She heads above deck, looking for Jack.
[01:49:34]
<Tesla>
Jack, you don't see any sign of the PT boat or Noble, even though you haven't moved.
[01:49:42]
<Daedalus>
Has anything changed?
[01:49:46]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Aw hell.."
[01:49:54]
<Balthazaar>
"H-here Billy, lean on me…"
[01:49:56]
<Tesla>
The coastline hasn't changed.
[01:50:01]
<Tesla>
Nor has anything inside the vessel.
[01:50:27]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack starts walking down, he shouts. "WHY DID OUR EXTRACTION JUST DISAPPEAR."
[01:50:39]
<Daedalus>
Billy lets Emily help him up deck
[01:50:43]
<Nemi>
"When we are on mission, with unknown materials, and I give an order, I expect that to be FOLLOWED. Understood, Agent?"
[01:50:44]
<ihp>
Susan runs into Jack. "…Stykes pulled a lever. Tande had to shoot him."
[01:50:51]
<Tesla>
Susan, Jack, Emily, Billy, you all bump into each-other in the hallway outside.
[01:51:12]
<ZombieRaptor>
"You idiot Billy… Get him up to the main deck." Jack turns around and heads up.
[01:51:20]
<ZombieRaptor>
No place to do it in a cramped stairwell
[01:51:25]
<ZombieRaptor>
Or hallway
[01:51:36]
<Balthazaar>
"O-our extraction's gone?" Emily helps Billy walk with difficulty
[01:51:45]
<Balthazaar>
Because he's huge and she's tiny
[01:51:54]
<Daedalus>
"We just moved forward a bit… then she shot me in THE FUCKING LEG."
[01:51:58]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Yea, it is. POP, gone."
[01:52:06]
<ihp>
"Where the hell did the PT boat go?" Susan heads up onto the deck to look for it, trying out her radio. «This is Agent Smith with MTF-Psi-7. We need an extract.»
[01:52:08]
<ZombieRaptor>
"You just disappeared our extraction Billy."
[01:52:09]
<Nemi>
Lis squints. "Susan, anything on the ship in the contact's journal? In the book?"
[01:52:23]

[01:52:25]
<ihp>
Susan is up on the deck, trying to get radio reception.
[01:52:28]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack hauls Billy up himself, he's a strong guy
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[01:52:36]
<Nemi>
Lis thinks. "Extract was visible and then gone?" She THINKS. That has to be connected to the Lever. She turns to regard it.
[01:52:51]
<Nemi>
Forward.. Forward in space? "Agents, has the ship moved in position?"
[01:53:02]
<ZombieRaptor>
"It did not Lis."
[01:53:06]
<Daedalus>
"We're probably just upshore a bit…" He limps over to the wheel "We'll just sail it back to port…"
[01:53:08]
<Balthazaar>
Emily is now scared. "C-can we get home still?"
[01:53:24]
<Tesla>
Susan, you can't seem to raise them.
[01:53:33]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack hauls Billy back and sets him on the ground, you've got a shot knee, you literally can't walk on that.
[01:53:36]
<ZombieRaptor>
Not even limp
[01:53:48]
<Nemi>
"Understood." Lis examines the lever. Neutral, Forward,Back, Back Again. She tries…
[01:53:50]
<ihp>
Susan frowns, and tries to turn her radio to a civilian frequency.
[01:53:51]
<Nemi>
… Back Again.
[01:53:53]
<ZombieRaptor>
4df+5 He gets his med kit backpack out and gets to work
[01:53:53]
<Glacon>
ZombieRaptor: He gets his med kit backpack out and gets to work: 5 (4df+5=4-, 0, 3+, 0)
[01:54:15]
<Daedalus>
"Untie the masts and steer us towards the shore… I'm tellin' ya, we just moved…"
[01:54:33]
<Tesla>
Jack, you dress the wound successfully.
[01:54:43]
<Tesla>
Lis, the lever *CLUNK*s into place on "BACK AGAIN".
[01:54:52]
<ZombieRaptor>
4df+3 Healer now, conventional makes it easier for anomaly.
[01:54:53]
<Glacon>
ZombieRaptor: Healer now, conventional makes it easier for anomaly.: 1 (4df+3=0, 4-, 4-, 0)
[01:54:54]
<Tesla>
Everyone on deck, the PT boat just phases back into existence behind you again.
[01:55:03]
<ZombieRaptor>
(A FUCKING ONE AGAIN)
[01:55:06]
<Nemi>
"Agents. Any change in our surroundings."
[01:55:27]
<ZombieRaptor>
Is that on radio?
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[01:55:32]
<Balthazaar>
"THERE IT IS AGAIN!"
[01:55:33]
<Daedalus>
Billy looks over the edge of the ship, "Oi… they must've caught up…"
[01:55:39]
<Tesla>
Susan, before tuning down to a civilian frequency, you hear Noble's voice on the radio receiver: "-lling you, they just disawait, what the fu"
[01:55:49]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack keys his radio. «We need extraction»
[01:56:11]
<ZombieRaptor>
«Contact secured, and anomalous item also in check.»
[01:56:13]
<Nemi>
It WAS on radio.
[01:56:46]
<ihp>
Susan hails Noble. "Agent Noble, we appear to have vanished. Be advised that the vessel may have temporal-spacial properties. Also, there's a secondary anomaly and one living contact still in the captain's quarters. The map in there may also be of interest."
[01:57:18]
<Tesla>
Noble's voice crackles back onto everyone's radio. «Psi-7, what in the /fuck/? Just… Don't touch anything, we're on our way. Jee-sus /fuck/in' Christ, what a night… Noble out.»
[01:57:52]
<Nemi>
Lis is still in the captain's quarters. « Thank you, Noble. Holding tight. Agents, reminder, if I say don't touch something, don't bloody well touch it. Thank you. »
[01:57:55]
<Daedalus>
"Gotcha…"
[01:57:59]
<Balthazaar>
Emily kneels next to Billy. "Are you okay?"
[01:58:18]
<Tesla>
Jack, your healing magics must be particularly week under this moon phase. You do next to nothing aside from boost the healing process a little and disinfect the wound.
[01:58:36]
<Daedalus>
"I'm fine… I've had worse. Nothing that Healer here can't fix."
[01:58:50]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Uhh.."
[01:58:57]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Yea, you're gonna have this awhile."
[01:59:02]
<Daedalus>
"And Em. I know what I'm gonna name this ship."
[01:59:13]
<ZombieRaptor>
The wound
[02:00:10]
<Daedalus>
"HMS Victoria Rose… A good name, I think."
[02:00:41]
<Tesla>
The rumble of the PT boat closes in on your vessel, and a gangplank slides out. A few people in combat gear thunder up onto the deck, carrying trench guns and wearing flashlights strapped to their armors.
[02:01:02]
<Tesla>
One of them takes the ship's wheel and directs it steadily towards the port in question, simultaneously with Noble turning the PT boat.
[02:01:07]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack walks up to them. "We got a contact bagged belowdecks, lot of dead bodies.. Suicide."
[02:01:22]
<Nemi>
Lis watches 'Felix', handgun and flash drawn.
[02:01:22]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Slashes along radial arteries."
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[02:01:30]
<Daedalus>
"Oh… and we caught a bloke in black."
[02:01:53]
<Tesla>
Felix is still very unconscious.
[02:01:56]
<ZombieRaptor>
"I said that already."
[02:01:58]
<Balthazaar>
Emily nods. "That's a nice name…"
[02:02:02]
<Nemi>
She appreciates this.
[02:02:11]
<Nemi>
Lis sits tight until relieved.
[02:02:32]
<ihp>
Susan just disembarks from the boat.
[02:02:34]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack motions for he combat guys to follow and goes belowdeck
[02:03:37]
<ihp>
She gets onto the other one and thinks of the possibilities. ~Time travel… I wonder…~
[02:03:55]
<Tesla>
Lis, a guard retrieves Felix and carries him back to the PT boat.
[02:04:10]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack motions to Lis. "C'mon."
[02:04:27]
<Balthazaar>
Emily tries to help Billy up. "You're too heavy…"
[02:05:09]
<Tesla>
Other guards start to bag the corpses and lug them to the PT boat.
[02:05:49]
<Daedalus>
Billy struggles to stand up, "Fuck… this hurts."
[02:05:55]
<Tesla>
The whole affair is precise and sterile, and not a single body is left behind. The ship is soon cleared of the dead, and you set out under full sail towards home.
[02:06:02]
<Balthazaar>
4df+3 She lifts!
[02:06:02]
<Glacon>
Balthazaar: She lifts!: 3 (4df+3=0, 0, 0, 0)
[02:06:17]
<Nemi>
Lis nods, rejoins the others.
[02:06:18]
<Tesla>
4df+5 Billy's fat ass
[02:06:19]
<Glacon>
Tesla: Billy's fat ass: 5 (4df+5=0, 4-, 3+, 0)
[02:06:25]
<ZombieRaptor>
On the ride back Jack sketches one of the guys in the combat BDU.
[02:06:28]
<Tesla>
Emily, you can't lift him.
[02:06:30]
<ZombieRaptor>
He also picks up Billy
[02:06:33]
<ZombieRaptor>
4df+5
[02:06:33]
<Glacon>
ZombieRaptor: 7 (4df+5=0, 3+, 0, 3+)
[02:06:33]
<Nemi>
"Apologies, Sykes."
[02:06:45]
<Tesla>
The two of you manage to lift him!
[02:07:05]
<Daedalus>
IT'S ALL MUSCLE BABY
[02:07:36]
<Tesla>
The ship arrives back at port after a few hours under full sail, maintaining a steady pace the whole time. When you arrive back at the docks, Barnes is waiting for you, dressed in that same grey suit, which is accented with a beige overcoat.
[02:07:43]
<Tesla>
He looks impatient.
[02:07:54]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack hands one of the guys in the BDU's the sketch of him.
[02:08:11]
<Tesla>
The guy looks at it oddly, then looks at Jack oddly. "Uh…"
[02:08:33]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack grins. "Keeping up with my sketching, good practice."
[02:09:03]
<Daedalus>
"Ello Barnes, ya miss us?"
[02:09:17]
<Balthazaar>
Emily is disappointed she wasn't able to lift Billy
[02:09:33]
<Nemi>
"Barnes." She pockets her weapons, nods to him.
[02:09:34]
<Tesla>
"O… Kay. Thanks?" He pockets it and disembarks. Barnes takes a long draw off his cigarette. "Yes. For about twenty minutes. Noble reported back to me. He said you literally /disappeared/."
[02:09:50]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack walks off. "It's called an anomaly mate."
[02:09:53]
<Nemi>
"The ship had some sort of temporal-spatial quality. Sykes triggered it."
[02:10:20]
<ZombieRaptor>
Can Jack roll again for heal since they are under no duress?
[02:10:32]
<Daedalus>
"Yea… Forward."
[02:10:38]
<Tesla>
Sure.
[02:11:00]
<ZombieRaptor>
4df+3
[02:11:00]
<Glacon>
ZombieRaptor: 6 (4df+3=3+, 3+, 0, 3+)
[02:11:00]
<ZombieRaptor>
4df+3 work
[02:11:01]
<Glacon>
ZombieRaptor: work: 3 (4df+3=3+, 4-, 3+, 4-)
[02:11:01]
<ZombieRaptor>
Glacon
[02:11:07]
<ZombieRaptor>
(Lag)
[02:11:16]
<Tesla>
Barnes nods at you, Lis. "Then we were right in contacting your Foundation, even after your little coup. Hm. It seems I've been mistaken about you."
[02:11:28]
<Nemi>
Lis cants her head slightly.
[02:11:46]
<Tesla>
"We'll transfer custody of the ship and anything you found aboard to your organization. Research and experimentation is your responsibility now. Take good care of it."
[02:11:54]
<Nemi>
"Thank you, Barnes."
[02:12:15]
<Balthazaar>
Emily avoids Lis
[02:12:26]
<Daedalus>
"We'll take good care of /her/." He corrects.
[02:12:55]
<Tesla>
Barnes extends a hand to Lis, ignoring Billy. "Good work, Agent. There's a jeep waiting in town to get you to the airstrip."
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[02:13:07]
<ZombieRaptor>
Heal roll?
[02:13:17]
<ihp>
Susan gets into the jeep, thinking of the possibilities of time travel.
[02:13:22]
<Tesla>
You seal that fucker up tighter than a drum, Jack.
[02:13:27]
<ZombieRaptor>
"I make cripples walk!" Jack grins. "Shazam."
[02:13:30]
<Nemi>
Lis takes Barnes' hand and shakes. Her skin is cool to the touch, regardless of the Canadian weather. Then, she departs along with the others.
[02:13:32]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack picks Billy up.
[02:13:38]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Have a nice day Barnes."
[02:14:25]
<Daedalus>
Billy pats Jack on the back, "You're a good one to have around, Mate. You need anythin', let me know."
[02:14:34]
<ZombieRaptor>
He nods.
[02:15:30]
<Nemi>
"Sorry if I scared anyone, and apologies again, Sykes. But I take messing with anomalies very seriously. That was reckless."
[02:15:30]
<Tesla>
Another jeep, another airstrip, another C-47 back to Site-19. The ride is peaceful, and you all watch the lights of the peaceful little Newfoundland town fade into the distance. The schooner rests at its moors, silent, unmoving and mysterious as the day you met it.
[02:15:51]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Lis, next time just club him down."
[02:16:15]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Concussions are easier than gunshots… Especially if te bullet tumbled or splintered."
[02:16:17]
<Nemi>
Lis gives him a very long look.
[02:16:22]
<Nemi>
"I can't reach his head."
[02:16:29]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Hmm.."
[02:16:34]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Shoot him in the hand."
[02:16:46]
<Tesla>
The Jeep idles at the end of the dock, waiting for you guys.
[02:16:53]
<Tesla>
(Redact my previous)
[02:16:59]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack gets in the jeep.
[02:17:08]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Hand wounds are generally clean straight through."
[02:17:39]
<Daedalus>
"Eh… just… whatever…" he sighs and gets in the Jeep
[02:18:03]
<Nemi>
Lis sighs. She's otherwise quiet, and … deflates, more or less, once they're in the jeep.
[02:18:23]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack spins his knife around idly.
[02:18:36]
<Tesla>
Can we assume everyone is in the jeep?
[02:18:38]
<ZombieRaptor>
*tink tink tinktinktink tink*
[02:18:41]
<ZombieRaptor>
Yea
[02:18:50]
<ihp>
Susan looks at Lisabet and grins. "Time travel. Bloody /time travel/. Can you imagine what we could do with that?!"
[02:18:59]
<Daedalus>
Who has the picture of the ship?
[02:19:04]
<Tesla>
Everyone has one.
[02:19:06]
<Nemi>
Lis kinda curls up and retracts into herself once they reach the jeep. She nods vaguely at Susan. "Cause all kinds of terrible causality problems.."
[02:19:49]
<Daedalus>
Billy looks over his picture of the ship, "Beautiful, ain't she?"
[02:19:58]
<ihp>
"Cause them? We could /solve/ them! Imagine if Winston Churchill pops out of existence one day, and we have to resolve it!" ~Or… to the future… find a way to cure Hill…~
[02:20:12]
<Daedalus>
"Wait… time travel?"
[02:20:51]
<Nemi>
"Susan, keep in mind what organization we are."
[02:20:55]
<Tesla>
And the jeep rolls on, arriving at the airstrip.
[02:21:03]
<Nemi>
"And we don't know how it functions."
[02:21:24]
<ihp>
"That doesn't stop us from having anomalous personnel. Like Markos."
[02:21:24]
<ZombieRaptor>
"It could have disastrous side effects."
[02:21:28]
<Daedalus>
"Time… Travel? Like to go back?"
[02:21:33]
<ZombieRaptor>
"I'm not anomalous."
[02:21:37]
<ZombieRaptor>
"It's magic."
[02:21:42]
<ZombieRaptor>
"There's a difference."
[02:21:48]
<Daedalus>
"Yup"
[02:22:16]
<ZombieRaptor>
"Remember how it ended up for that Bowe guy?"
[02:22:26]
<Tesla>
The jeep stops, idling by the cargo plane. Several more men in plainclothes are unloading stuff from a deuce-and-a-half into the airplane.
[02:22:44]
<ZombieRaptor>
Jack climbs into the plane.
[02:22:45]
<ihp>
Susan frowns. "What if we went forward?"
[02:22:58]
<Tesla>
You notice several body bags along with crates marked with things like CONTENTS FRAGILE, CLASSIFIED, DO NOT JAR, THIS END UP, et cetera.
[02:23:32]
<Nemi>
Lis also climbs into the plane. She looks.. tired.
[02:23:41]
<Daedalus>
Billy boards the plane, ~Go back in time…~
[02:24:11]
<Balthazaar>
Emily finds her voice. "L-Lis…"
[02:24:56]
<Tesla>
This aircraft is more like your usual fare. Folding jump seats.
[02:25:06]
<Tesla>
And squeezing around large boxes.
[02:25:24]
<Nemi>
"Hiii."
[02:26:43]
<Tesla>
If errybody is on board, the loading procedure finishes and the plane takes off.
[02:27:05]
<Tesla>
You all see the ship being hauled from its moors by two tugboats and pulled down the coast from the sky.
[02:27:10]
<Tesla>
In the general direction of New York.
[02:28:03]
<Daedalus>
Billy looks at the ship and grins, "A beauty…"
[02:28:20]
<Balthazaar>
"A-are you angry with us? I-I'm sorry…"
[02:29:23]
<Tesla>
The airplane flies on through the night, eventually touching down at the airstrip in New York, where a deuce-and-a-half is waiting to take the newfound evidence, anomalous Book, and away team back to Site-19.
[02:29:37]<Tesla>[FIN]

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