CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

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CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby ghill » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:45 pm

A week before the first of Rudaj's people are supposed to arrive you are all ensconced in the Professor's house*, Mitar promises that "stuff is coming" but he needs to arrange its safe transportation and delivery. Fireproof clothes and fire extinguishers have been secured but there is little cash left and both the credit cards have been disposed of after they were refused.

OK says Jacob what now?


*less the professor who has been advised to remain outside the country until he is legally obligated to return.
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Re: CH3-05 Return toi Malta, the end?

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:28 am

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"We should rent a car," says Liz. "We'll need one to tail those guys from the airport."
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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby ghill » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:42 pm

OOC:   Consider that done. You can have a simple hatch back from a rental place with no issue. Something more flash/specific will require a Credit Rating check  
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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:25 am

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That's fine with me. We want a car that won't stand out anyway.
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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby BenTheRat » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:10 pm

Agreed.

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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby carnage_lee » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:06 pm

Andy Wade

Andy suggests that they take some time to acquaint themselves with the 'lay of the land' - drive their rental car around a bit so that it's sudden appearance may not be automatically noteworthy.

He heads out to buy maps of the island (large scale) so they can familiarise themselves with the area around the site where the ritual is to take place. Those will be of use to Mitar and his people as well.

He also suggests doing a couple of drive-bys of the site - taking pictures, looking for places that they could 'lay-up' or even possibly create an observation post.


OOC:   Do we know where Rudaj is located?
We did pin down the ritual location, right?  
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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:22 am

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"I've had a thought," says Liz. "Malta was very heavily bombed in 1942. Maybe we can get a metal detector and try to find an old UXB from the war. There's doubtless some left, and Mitar's chaps may have experience with explosives."
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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby ghill » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:16 am

OOC:   I'm going to rule that out as both impractical and downright certifiable. If there was a bomb which could be discovered by a metal detector it likely would have been disposed of off already. You could spend the next year looking and find nothing. Bombs turn up in London and German cities even now, but typically when someone is digging foundations for large buildings(ie well outside your typical metal detector range). That aside the idea of tampering with a 70 year old bomb is SO NOT a good idea.  


The first thing that becomes apparent is that the security around the third site has been considerably enhanced, you cant drive down the approach road now as its blocked with a reasonable looking security fence/gate arrangement.

Liz may have some ideas's I believe she discovered some details of properties which had been aquired and had links one way or another to Rudaj.
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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby carnage_lee » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:07 am

OOC:   Good call  
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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:49 am

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"I remember Rudaj has links to a big villa on Malta," says Liz, "I bet he and his chaps are staying there."

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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby ghill » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:02 am

OOC:   In her defence Liz is a techie, not an explosives expert. :)  


So are we going to check out the villa asks Jacob or hang around the airport and start seeing if we can ID his people, or is there something else we need to do?

OOC:   NB Liz has a list of people and flights to help with identifying the incoming Verbetoi, considering their typical dress sense it should be relatively easy to identify them.  
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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby carnage_lee » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:01 pm

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"Lets do a reccie of the villa and see if we can work out the route that Rudaj and his followers would take to get to the ritual site. We might find there's an opportunity to plan an ambush or to delay them as they travel. I'd also like to try and get to the site itself ... even if we have to hike overground to get around the new gate and fences.
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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby BenTheRat » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:24 am

Greg is going to spend most of his time reviewing the spell he will need to cast in the event they do summon this thing.
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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:24 am

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"Yes, let's scope out the security," says Liz. "Maybe I can hack into their systems while we're there if they have wi-fi. I could also see if I can find floor plans of the place online. We know when the flights with Rudaj's goons are going to arrive, so we only need to have someone at the airport at those particular times. We could also snap some discreet pictures of them. Might be able to run them through facial recognition software and identify them, but the free stuff out there isn't as good as the expensive packages. Anyway, Rudaj is the only one we really need to identify, and he's made sure his face isn't online."
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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby ghill » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:36 am

Assuming it is his Rudaj owns a magnificent detached PALAZZO located west of the town Bahrija in one of Malta's most unique and sought after areas. It is surrounded by several acres of irrigated gardens, ornamental fish ponds a swimming pool and a helicopter landing pad. From the plans which Liz pulls the main house includes 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a dining room, 3 stately rooms designed for entertaining, a TV room, a breakfast room, kitchen and office. There are also two separate servant quarters persons and a separate cottage and a 4 car garage.

The whole Palazzo is surrounded by fields. A drive-by doesn't show any wireless networks for Liz to try and poach and as far as Liz is concerned they'd have to walk up to the wall surrounding the place to have any hope of picking any signal up.

OOC:   Can I have two spot hidden rollsplease from anyone accompanying Liz.  
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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:07 pm

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Should I roll too?
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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby ghill » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:41 pm

OOC:   Yes sorry Liz and anyone accompanying her.  
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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:42 pm

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Liz isn't completely fixated on her computer, so she does notice something about her surroundings.

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Spot Hidden roll (61% skill) outside the palazzo:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100 and got a total of 35:
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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby ghill » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:52 am

OOC:   Actually, Liz is fixated on her computer and Google maps and thinks the plans don't match up it is almost like someone has swapped them for another vaguely similar building ;)  
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Re: CH3-05 Return to Malta, the end?

Postby carnage_lee » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:04 pm

Andy Wade

Andy looks on at the the large house and grounds, it's an impressive sight. He makes a note that there's a hele-pad and the size of the garage.

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