CH1-13 the tatoo artist.

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Re: IC - CH1 - the tatoo artist.

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:31 am

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Liz nods and Googles Idriz Patrella and the other names on the tickets, also searching for any mention of them in conjunction with Malta. "I wonder why they're going to Malta," she says. "It's not that close to Albania, but it must have some significance to them. Are they planning on taking Elira there, maybe? I think we're going to need whatever weapons we can get. These guys are going to be armed to the teeth. I've never fired a gun in my life, though, and I doubt i can afford one."
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Re: IC - CH1 - the tatoo artist.

Postby ghill » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:39 am

Liz spends a fruitless hour or so looking for any links to Idriz Patrella but finds absolutely no reference at all with connections in London - there are some references, but these are all in Albanian where the names seems reasonably common. The properties themselves seem tied up in some kind of shell company type deal (Library Use to untangle)
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Re: IC - CH1 - the tatoo artist.

Postby royya » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:57 am

OK, you convinced me. Better be prepared then finding yourself in a situation of dead end.
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Re: IC - CH1 - the tatoo artist.

Postby ghill » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:03 am

Clay nods "I'll see what I can do, but I'll need some cash. Any preferences?" I'll ask around about see if I can find us somewhere to get familiar with them as well."

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Re: IC - CH1 - the tatoo artist.

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:56 am

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Liz follows the electronic trail of the shell company that owns the buildings and easily unravels it. "If you can get a gun for me, I'd prefer a shotgun," she says. "Prolly the easiest to use for someone untrained, and it packs a powerful punch. I have no idea how I'll pay for it."
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Re: IC - CH1 - the tatoo artist.

Postby royya » Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:21 am

Credit Rating (1d100=18) - missed by two points.

I think I'm short but I'll see what I can do.
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Re: IC - CH1 - the tatoo artist.

Postby ghill » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:40 pm

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Failure at your credit rating doesn't imply NO cash, Although in Mr Handy's case for Liz it probably means just that - it just implies you probably haven't go as much cash immediatly availalble as is necessary for the best bit of kit out there. Liz could always try and tap her parents for some cash :)
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Re: IC - CH1 - the tatoo artist.

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:27 pm

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"I suppose I can ask to borrow some money from my parents," says Liz. "If they ask what it's in aid of, I can say it's to upgrade my laptop's hardware and software. That's something plausible, expensive enough to explain why I need so much, and something they wouldn't be able to see so there's no way they can tell I didn't get it, like they would if I said I wanted to get a new computer. I hate to lie to my parents, but a little girl's life is at stake. They'd do the same if it were me."
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Re: IC - CH1 - the tatoo artist.

Postby ghill » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:22 pm

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Persuade or a Fast Talk Roll please, the Fast talk will almost certainly result in questions at some point later.
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Re: IC - CH1 - the tatoo artist.

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:37 pm

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Liz is unable to convince her parents to lend her the money. Maybe I should drop by Ealing Studios while I'm in the area and see if they're hiring for the summer, she thinks. I've discovered I'm quite good at video editing, so I'd make a decent vision mixer. Of course, that won't get me any money now.

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One of you did take some gold from the flat above the tattoo shop. That would be valuable enough to help pay for weapons, but the pieces would be distinct and recognizable.
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Re: IC - CH1 - the tatoo artist.

Postby ghill » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:16 pm

Clay looks at the gold pieces "I know what this stuff is for, the guy that did my tats has a set. Their like what they used to do tats in ancient times. You like take this small rake-thing, and dip into your ink, and then tap the rake thing with this flat tool. He pauses for a moment while he examines the pieces. Yer right they are a bit distinctive, but even if they were sold off as bits of gold the set is probably worth a half a monkey easy (£250) maybe more."
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Re: IC - CH1 - the tatoo artist.

Postby royya » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:00 pm

Good idea, we can sell it and get the money. It is evidence I guess, let's sell it in a shop on the other side of London, so tracing the jewels will be difficult.
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Maybe I can loan some money from an office colleague ... or ask to be paid the monthly salary earlier.
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Re: IC - CH1 - the tatoo artist.

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:37 pm

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"Selling it in a shop, even one across town, is risky," says Liz. "It might be better to sell it to criminal types, such as the ones who'll be selling the guns. We won't get full value for it, but at least they'll be discreet. I can't believe I'm saying this. We're blaggers now."
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Re: IC - CH1 - the tatoo artist.

Postby ghill » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:00 pm

Clay laughs "You were blaggers ages ago! You've been sitting in a nicked car all evening, how did you think I got it so cheap."

Greg comes out of the bathroom waving a handful of sterling travellers checks. "I completeley forgot I had these, that should cover my end and a bit more"

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Just to speed things along slightly I made the roll for Greg - hope Imp doesn't mind. Assume,Clay will head out as soon as he has the cash together and suggests he'll be at least 24 hours before he gets back. Lets move to the next thread to make a break.
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