CH3-04 Down by the shore

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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby BenTheRat » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:01 pm

"Yea, find out what you can about this Alex guy. I'll get back to work. Who knows there might be something that can help us in all of this." Greg says.
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby carnage_lee » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:06 pm

Andy Wade

Andy runs to Westerlund "OK Prof... what did you mean when you said that the gold book gave you bad vibes?"

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Andy might not 100% believe in magic but there's been enough weird shit to take notice of any 'odd events'

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if the golden book is somehow allowing someone to spy 'remote view' on/through it then we could use that to our advantage, possibly laying a trap using the book as bait - or helping to give false info.
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby ghill » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:46 am

God this will sound so childish. Says Westerlund it is like the book is bad or capable of something bad or f*ck me I don't know maybe its something bad's address book or something. He says with a forced laugh.

OOC:   LIZ (everyone) - Computer use to trawl the net for everything you can find about Alex Rudaj. After which, everyone (but Greg who is too tied up with his translating/research) can make a LIBRARY use roll. The trawl will take you about a week's effort.

GREG - Can I have a 2x POW rolls, please. First is from the feverish study At the end of this week, you will have effectively deciphered the first credible block of history. Failure is -1 SAN. The second POW roll is for SAN loss due to the discoveries.

Andy - is there something specific he wants to do?  
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby BenTheRat » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:27 pm

OOC:   Greg's Power rolls: target = 85 -
BenTheRat rolled 1d100 and got a total of 74:
74


2nd Power roll for loss of sanity?
BenTheRat rolled 1d100 and got a total of 86:
86


So Greg made the first one so I do not suffer -1 sanity. The 2nd one is for sanity loss?? So did I lose 86 sanity points, if so he just lost his mind. ;)  
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:41 am

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Liz crafts programs to crawl through the Internet to search for information on Alex Rudaj, "Go, my spideys," she says as she unleashes them. "Scour the web and bring back data for your queen."

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Computer Use roll (70% skill) to trawl the Internet for information about Rudaj:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100 and got a total of 24:
24

Library Use roll (60% skill) to sort through the information:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100 and got a total of 22:
22
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby ghill » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:54 am

With a sigh Greg puts down the stack of papers, he has completed the first of the twenty-odd sections. (Tome details to follow)

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Lose : 5 SAN

The spaces in between really matter. The spaces in between one wave and the next. One job and the next, one adventure and the next. That’s where the good stuff happens if you allow it. You realise so much of your life is driven by a ‘make happen’ attitude. The belief that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. And yet, as you constantly remind yourself, ‘you can do anything you want. But you can’t do everything.’ There is a cost. It takes energy. Be that fossil fuels, or calories, or our soul-connection perhaps if you took more interest in those around you and the injuries they suffer you could get past these limitations.

You do not have a phobia, you have a fascination with injuries seeing people injured may lead to your complete distraction as you try and work out what their limitations were.
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby ghill » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:35 am

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+5% Cthulhu Mythos +4% Ancient History. Can you roll a D2 as well as D10 (number of times the D2) please


Liz's program starts to generate loads of leads many of which Liz realise are hardly informative (Alex attends function X for charity Y etc) refining it a bit more she continues to trawl through the data.
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby carnage_lee » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:58 pm

OOC:   Andy will try and do the following:

1) Ask contacts he has (Jock?) if there's any rumours/information about Rudaj does he have link to crime gangs for instance. Try and get Rudaj's current whereabouts.
2) Get a picture of Rudaj - from Liz perhaps?
3) Look into the property deals.
4) Find out where the rest of 'Gossham's' artefacts are - get them somewhere safe.

5)Held follow up any leads that Liz generates.  
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby BenTheRat » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:54 pm

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I can't update Greg, can you?
d2 roll:
BenTheRat rolled 1d2 and got a total of 2:
2
,
d10 roll:
BenTheRat rolled 1d10 and got a total of 3:
3


I'm not sure what you meant, did you want me to roll a d2 a d10 times. (ie. I roll a 4, I roll 4d2s?


"I finished the 1st part, there is so much there, but I think I need a break. It's fascinating stuff." Greg says. "How is the search going?"
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby ghill » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:43 pm

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Much of What Greg has read is simply about how the ancient Verbti lived and thrived in this pre-historical age. He has learnt two rituals one gives an edge to a blade so sharp it will cut things from other worlds and the other is a ritual to create a powder to allow him to see things which are hidden (more accurately things which are invisible)

Greg thinks at least one of the sections is dedicated to religious rituals and might explain what everyone is looking for. Incredulous as it sounds at least one ritual intimated in the section he has just translated implies you can call on Verbti and talk to him.
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby BenTheRat » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:15 pm

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wow, very nice. I'm not going to contact mr. Verbti just yet.
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:30 am

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"I'm making good progress," says Liz, "but it's going to take more time to find something we can use. What have you discovered so far?"
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby ghill » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:44 am

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Rit Bekoje Thikë –The Rite to Bless the Blade[Bless Blade]

Cost: 5 POW; 1D4 Sanity points

Casting time: 1 hour

Creates a blade capable of damaging or killing entities that cannot be harmed by mundane weapons. Requires the blood sacrifice of an animal of at least SIZ 50. The blade of the knife must be of an elemental metal such as iron or silver.

The Verbetoi will only cast this spell on a virgin blade; one not yet used in anger The blade may be of any size; however, larger blades do greater damage (see Table: Weapons). If the blade is broken, melted or otherwise damaged it permanently loses this ability; however, it will not be harmed in attacks against supernatural entities.

Alternative names: Imbue Might of the Elder Ones, Ritual of the Seven Cuts, Spirit’s Bane.

Tsh hiri e ndershëm burrë – Ashes of an honest man
Casting time: 1 round to apply 1 dose

Creates a grey-green powder that harms unnatural beings from other planes of existence. The powder requires the ashes of any pure Verbetoi man, As the definition of what is pure is extremely high in Verbetoi society this is actually a lot harder to acquire than might be expected. In all other aspects the spells are the same.; each such corpse suffices for three doses of the magic dust. The ingredients also include frankincense, sulphur, and saltpetre. An incantation must be said over the dust while it is being sprinkled.

Sprinkled over a being not of this Earth, the entity loses 1D20 hit points per dose. It takes one round to apply a dose. The powder works only on extraterrestrial and other planar beings, thus the powder would harm a dimensional shambler, Yog-Sothoth or a mi-go, but is useless against a shoggoth or a deep one.

Alternative names: The Egyptian Powder, Protection of the Dead.


OOC:   I'll have a list of the info Liz collates by the weekend - sorry it is more time consuming to pick out all the details.  
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby BenTheRat » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:15 pm

"Well, according to this, I found what they believe to be a couple spells," Greg answered. "One will enchant a blade, so maybe it can be used on those fire guys we couldn't hit, and the other makes a powder that lets you see things that aren't there?? Not sure on that one. There also seems to be a way to contact their god. Personally, I think that's a bad plan." Greg adds, "that's just the first part, there are a lot more to go through, but I'm exhausted."
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby ghill » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:04 am

OOC:   Can I have a POW roll from Greg please he needs to make it otherwise the compulsion to keep going take him.  



Potted Bio For Alex Rudaj

First noted for having transformed a struggling import/export operation into a multi-million-pound business, now connected to a string of businesses. Leaving the task of running the businesses to his extended family Alex has re-invented himself not only as a successful and wealthy businessman but as a renaissance man acquiring a degree in Classics, a £3 million home in Buckinghamshire (Beaconsfield) and a reputation in the City as one of its most astute entrepreneurs.

Liz thinks that she has found (in)direct links to four properties and very hazy links to as many as 12 more (not places he'd live in but rentals???) One is the property in Beaconsfield, the second is a penthouse flat in London's docklands South Quay Plaza, the other two are both abroad one a chateaux in Southern France, the last a substantial villa in Malta.
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby BenTheRat » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:26 pm

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BenTheRat rolled 1d100 and got a total of 84:
84


Greg, turns and absentmindedly starts shifting through some papers clearing them out to get ready for another round of translations. "I should really take a break, but I could just do this first bit here..." He stops himself mid sentence.

"No, I need a break, get me out of here guys," Greg says.
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:33 am

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"Finally," says Liz, grabbing Greg by the arm and pulling him towards the door. "Let's go!"
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby ghill » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:18 am

OOC:   Greg's imminent madness is delayed (honestly, are you really not going to continue reading :twisted: However, what next?  
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby BenTheRat » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:28 pm

OOC:   yea, I passed by 1 point, so lets put it off by a couple days. A pint and some pizza sounds good. ;)  
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby ghill » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:51 pm

OOC:   OK Liz Greg Andy and Jacob all go for a Pint and Pizza (although to be properly British they'd all go for a curry) After the second or third pint Jacob pipes up.  


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