IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

London, 1940: The world is engulfed in the flames of war, and now the war has come to Great Britain's capital. German bombers rain death and destruction upon the blacked-out city, but what other terrors lurk unseen in the darkness? The Time Lord, his companions, and a handful of London's inhabitants doing their bit may be the only ones who can avert disaster.

This is Classic Doctor Who meets Call of Cthulhu, the fifth of a series of connected adventures set in different eras and locations that includes The Terror Out of Time, The Ninth Planet, The Shadow Over Dunwich, and The Brotherhood of Death.

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IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:40 am



THE HORROR IN THE BLACKOUT


EPISODE 2


Salmon Lane - London, England
9:05 PM - Saturday, September 7, 1940

As the group neared the waehouse, the blazing RAF fighter flew over the nearby canal in the direction of the Thames. The pilot leapt out of it before the flames reached the fuselage, silk blossoming as his chute opened and slowed his descent. The wind blew him towards a flattened pile of rubble where until tonight a building had once stood in a row of warehouses that now resembled a gap-toothed grin. A pool of blood lay in the street not far from the ruined building, a trail leading from it to the ruins. It was then that Story, Elizabeth, Brook, and Eddie realized that the ruins had been the warehouse they sought. Story and his companions came to the realization that they were now trapped in the Blitz, the TARDIS buried somewhere underneath all that debris...

John Barrow drifted down towards the street below, where several people stood. He tugged the parachute strings to try to steer himself towards an open area, away from the rubble.

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John, please roll Jump at double your skill to see how you land.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Thorn » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:28 am

Brook's eyes widen as she realises the building they left not long ago is no longer there. Nor is their ticket home, or the body of the girl. "Bloody hell....What are we gonna do?" She looks up as the parachuter seems to be coming down near them. "Look!"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby ZadokAllen » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:32 pm

"Looks like one of our boys! Better find out if he is hurt." Eugene starts walking toward the area he is most likely to land.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby jaysun81 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:41 pm

Story makes his way over to the rubble. Once he gets there he says out loud, but to himself, "No, no, no..." Scanning the ruins he looks back at his companions for a moment before shaking his head in silence. It's only then that he snaps out of it and notices the man racing towards the ground with parachute deployed.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby DrPeterson » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:21 am

John tried to guide his descent towards the open spot between the standing warehouses and looked on as his landing started to attract some attention. He shrugged and smiled, spectacular landings are only half the fun without a crowd to watch them.

Spoiler:
Jump, 50%,
DrPeterson rolled 1d100:
52
"He said we were all cooked but we were all right as long as we did not know it. We were all cooked. The thing was not to recognize it."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby leestriter » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:20 pm

Lord Colville surveyed the scene with smug satisfaction. "It seems that whatever foul plan you had for us has fallen apart, Professor Story. I see no evidence for your claims, and believe you must be some sort of conman working with our German friend. If someone would please assist me I think it best we put our german friend and Professor Story and his associates behind bars until someone can find out what their true intentions are!"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:45 am

John tried to steer for the open street, and he almost made it, but he came down just on the edge of the rubble, bruising his foot. He still landed on his feet, however.

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John took 1 point of damage for the rough landing. Anyone (including John himself) may try a First Aid roll on him, and others may try if the roll fails. A successful roll will heal the damage.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Pastiche » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:42 am

Benjamin rushed forward towards the fallen airman. "Are you badly hurt? Let me see that foot of yours..."

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First aid 30%:
Pastiche rolled 1d100:
30
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Thorn » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:35 pm

Brook rolls her eyes at lord Colville's suggestion. "Oh, for crying out loud, it's not our fault a bomb fell on the house!" She walks over towards the airman. "Nice landing, are you okay?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby leestriter » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:03 am

"Oh yes Miss Brook, it is nothing but a coincidence that the all the evidence of your monster had been destroyed. Or that you and your party came in late enough to have chosen a destroyed house for your deception."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby yockenthwaite » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:49 am

"Oh don't talk nonsense!" says Elizabeth, unusually exasperated at Lord Colville's comments. "This building has just been destroyed. The air warden" - and she indicates Eddie - "met us there when it was still standing, not long ago. Are you going to call him a liar too?" She shakes her head in disbelief, unable to comprehend how stupid the man is being, and at the same time distressed that they seem to be trapped, even if this is less out of her time than it is for the others. "Meanwhile this airman needs our help!" She steps forward, ready to help the airman if need be.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby DrPeterson » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:58 pm

John had come down rather harshly, grunting painfully as he tried to support his weight on his ankle. He'd stepped out of his parachute by the time he was swarmed by the group.

He smiles at Brook and speaks in an undeniable American Midwest accent.
'Thanks, a bit rougher than expected, but it beats crashing to death in a burning Hurricane.'

He then nudges Benjamin away.

'Thanks for the ministrations, padre, but I'm sure it's just a bruise.'

After that he looks over the group, nodding at the warden.

'What are you all doing outside? There's an airraid going on in case you missed it.'
"He said we were all cooked but we were all right as long as we did not know it. We were all cooked. The thing was not to recognize it."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby ZadokAllen » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:54 am

"My thought exactly!" Eugene reacts animated "Shall we get back to the shelter? Nothing to do here..." Turning toward Benjamin: "Can you give me a hand with carrying this poor chap?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Pastiche » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:58 pm

ZadokAllen wrote:Turning toward Benjamin: "Can you give me a hand with carrying this poor chap?"


"I'm more than happy to give you a hand, provided our new friend actually needs help. But yes, let's go back to the shelter. It seems our little excursion was in vain..."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby jaysun81 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:56 pm

Story shakes his head in disbelief and says to Lord Colville, "You've got to be kidding me. Are you an imbecile? Get a hold of yourself." He glances at the rubble and continues in an frustrated manner, "If it was all a ploy to draw you out don't you think the bomb drop would have been held off until it could fall on your head?" He again looks to the debris as he mutters, "I've got bigger problems than your accusations."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:25 am

John was feeling better after Benjamin helped him, and he was able to walk without assistance. He noticed that among the crowd was a German airman.

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If you're going back to the shelter, there's no need to roll anything, as you know the way. If you'd like to try to find the police station to drop off your prisoner, I'll need a successful Navigate roll from someone. I believe Eugene already tried and failed, but everyone else may try as well.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby DrPeterson » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:41 pm

John laughs off the offered assistance and is suddenly startled, and grabs for his gun.

'Have you taken this man captive? Or are you the worst bunch of German spies ever?
If the latter is true, I am captain John Barrow, and I respond better to dry Martinis than to torture.'
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Mister Ginge » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:41 am

Eddie Lawlor

Eddie looks at those around him admonishingly. "I know what I saw and they're telling the truth. There's something dangerous round 'ere and I don't just mean the bombs. I'm beginning to think it was a mistake to leave the shelter."

He examines the rubble wondering if there is anything to bear out his words.

"We've got a choice. Head to the police station or make our way back to the shelter. We shouldn't have left that lady on her own.."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby ZadokAllen » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:52 am

"The faster where in the shelter the better! Maybe we should split up?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Pastiche » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:52 pm

"Which way is shorter? I'm starting to regret having ever left the safety of the shelter..."
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