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IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:33 am
by Mr. Handy
Lake Manor - Dunwich, England
3:00 PM - Thursday, September 5, 1985

Elliot saw no guards or cameras in the room. Valerie Kirby exhaled with relief as he approached and set to work on the lock securing the manacle around her ankle. "Oh, thank God you've come," she whispered. "You've no idea how glad I am to see you. And Mrs. Soames is here too? I knew UNIT would send someone to find me, but the waiting was agony. We've got to get out of here quickly. I must report what I've learned to UNIT." The nutcracker pick broke off in the lock with a loud snap. The end of the pick was jammed inside the lock, making further attempts to pick it (or even unlock it with a key) impossible. She noticed him examining the bed. The other manacle was around the post between the mattress and the wooden top supporting the canopy, and the post was fairly thick. "I spent hours trying to break it myself, but I'm not very strong. If we work together, we might be able to pull it off."

Elliot heard a door opening out in the hall. From the direction, it sounded like the one at the end of the hall. Soft footsteps entered the corridor.

Spoiler:
The bedpost has a STR of 15. If you want to work with Valerie to try to break it, you'll need to make a Resistance Table roll pitting your combined STR scores against that. She has STR 5, which gives you a total of 15 and therefore a 50% chance. If you want to try to shoot the manacle on the bedpost through a pillow, you'll need to make a Handgun roll at double your skill.

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:17 pm
by BenTheRat
Elliot does a 1 second scan to see if there is a spot he can stand so if anyone opens the door he can't be seen and get the jump on anyone who enters.
If so, he will grab a pillow and stand there.
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If not, he will take the shot and hopefully break the chain, then grab a 2nd pillow ready for someone to come in the door.
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OOC:   pistol shot target = 80%:
BenTheRat rolled 1d100:
90
 

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OOC:   ok, wow, I didn't know I was playing Jerry Lewis here. My last 3 rolls have been 90+. Can it get any worse.  

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:16 am
by Mr. Handy
Elliot quickly saw that the best place from which to stand where he could get the drop on whoever was coming unobserved was behind the door, which would open into the room. He quickly got into position with the pillow, and a few seconds later, the door opened, though he could not currently see whoever was on the other side.

"What's going on in here?!" demanded an imperious female voice. "What was that noise?"

Valerie Kirby shrugged. "I don't know, Victoria," she said. "So you heard it too?"

Spoiler:
Good thing two of those rolls didn't end up counting. Of course, the one that did count was the 100.

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:13 pm
by BenTheRat
I stand really quiet, concentrating on keeping my breathing to a very minimum.
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If she comes into the room, I'll step in behind her and put the gun to her back.
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If she leaves and closes the door, I'll let her, then wait a few seconds before acting.
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If she hears/senses me and pulls the door open/half closed and sees me I'll just shoot her through the pillow.

Spoiler:
yea that is lucky. I'll start waiting to roll till you tell me to, I was just trying to speed things along. BTW, this is super exciting, really enjoying it now.Trying to do things without my tools is really making me think.

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:16 am
by Mr. Handy
"Don't play dumb with me, Valerie," said Victoria. "I know you're smarter than that. I heard it clearly, and it came from this room. Now what are you up to?"

"Nothing," said Dr. Kirby. "Look, I just want to be left alone, please."

"Not until I get to the bottom of this." Victoria stepped into the room. She was quite tall, with long dark hair, and she wore an elegant black dress.

Spoiler:
Elliot, please roll Spot Hidden.

There's no rush, as you're in a thread by yourself. There's currently no player for Valerie Soames, and the other group is moving slowly. I'm glad you're enjoying it, and you're doing great so far.

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:59 am
by BenTheRat
OOC:   spot hidden target = 60%
BenTheRat rolled 1d100:
44
 

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:39 am
by Mr. Handy
Elliot couldn't see Victoria's face, and her long hair blocked much of his view of her head from behind, but it swished aside as she walked, revealing what looked like gills behind her ear.

Spoiler:
Elliot, please roll Sanity. Sanity loss is 0/1d4. Regardless of the outcome, you may act freely.

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:00 am
by BenTheRat
OOC:   Sanity target = 60:
BenTheRat rolled 1d100:
5

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Everything I roll is crit success or crit failure  

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Elliot, slightly disgusted but having seen it in the bar before, this doesn't suprise him. He steps in behind the new comer, and uses his foot to shut the door, while at the same time pressing his pistol into her back.
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If she starts to spin or move quickly in any way, I'm just going to shoot.
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"Now listen here I'm the noise that came from the room, and you better not make any more or any sudden movements or we'll be filleting your little ass. Now get over to the bedpost and unlock the good doctor. Now!" Elliot says in a hushed but firm tone.

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:45 am
by Mr. Handy
Victoria froze, raising her hands ever so slowly. After Elliot gave his orders, she walked carefully over to the bed. "I haven't got the key," she said.

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:17 am
by BenTheRat
Elliot calmly responds, "I don't believe you. Now unlock her now."
Elliot takes a breath. "If you don't have the key you are useless to me, give me one reason not to kill you right now."

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:17 am
by Mr. Handy
Victoria glanced back at Elliot over her shoulder, glaring at him with her oversized eyes. "For one thing, your gun makes an awful lot of noise," she said. "If you kill me, that will bring the rest of my family down on you. I'm far more useful to you alive. Shoot me and you'll die here. I don't have the key, but my brother does."

"Bertie Lake does have a key," said Valerie. "He's the one who locked it in the first place. I can search her and find out whether or not she really doesn't have one."

Spoiler:
Elliot, please roll Psychology.

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:24 pm
by BenTheRat
OOC:   Psych roll target = 5%:
BenTheRat rolled 1d100:
4

OMG!!  

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"Search her anyway for a key or weapons." Elliot is very surprised he can read these fish faces, they would be horrible at poker he thinks to himself.

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:54 am
by Mr. Handy
Valerie Kirby nodded, stood up, and thoroughly patted Victoria down. As she did, Elliot got the sense that Victoria was telling the truth about not having the key and her brother having it. She was afraid of him, but she was also confident, apparently thinking that he won't fire the gun as long as she doesn't try anything. There was also a calculating glint in her eye, as though she was looking for a way to turn the situation to her advantage.

"Nothing," said Valerie at last when she finished her search. "Still, she'll make an excellent hostage. Where's Bertie?"

"In his room the last I saw him - all the way on the opposite wing of the mansion. Good luck getting there without being noticed. And of course you're not going anywhere chained up like that."

Spoiler:
I think you mean Elliot, not Clay. ;)

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:43 pm
by BenTheRat
Spoiler:
DOH!!

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Elliot directs Victoria into a corner with Val right in front of her to watch her. Then using the pillow again as a silencer I'm going to shoot the chain.
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OOC:   shoot the chain:
BenTheRat rolled 1d100:
73

target was 80 so that should hit, hopefully breaking the chain, or enough I can pull it apart at that point  

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"Well you are free at least. Thoughts on Victoria?" Elliot looks around the room is there anything to tie her up with?
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If not, he will direct her to turn around and kneel. Then using the gun attempt a knock out on the back of the head.
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OOC:   knockout, target = ??:
BenTheRat rolled 1d100:
83
 

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:33 pm
by Mr. Handy
Victoria sulked in the corner with Valerie watching over her while Elliot pressed the barrel of his pistol into the pillow and fired through it at the chain at what looked like the weakest link. The gunshot was louder than he would have liked, even with the pillow, but he had to hope that nobody had heard it. His aim was true. Feathers flew from the pillow, and the chain snapped instantly, leaving a length of several inches trailing from the manacle around Valerie's ankle.

"We can tear the bedsheets and use those to tie her up, as well as what's left of the chain," suggested Valerie, ripping one of the sheets into strips while Elliot kept her covered with his gun. Soon Valerie was finished, and she quickly tied Victoria's hands behind her back and her ankles together, gagged her, and then wrapped the chain that was secured to the manacle around the bedpost around her several times, tying it off when she was finished. "There, that's done, then. Let's get out of here."

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:00 pm
by BenTheRat
Elliot checks the knots until he is satisfied. "I left Ms. Soames down on the 1st floor at the bottom of the dumb waiter. But I don't want to go back down that way and separate. Lets try the stairs. "
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Elliot goes to the door and checks the hall.

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:08 pm
by Mr. Handy
Spoiler:
Elliot, please roll Luck.

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:39 pm
by BenTheRat
OOC:   Luck roll target = 60%:
BenTheRat rolled 1d100:
85

damn, no luck  

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:09 am
by Mr. Handy
Elliot was about to open the door when he heard quiet footsteps approaching from down the hall, coming from the opposite direction to the way from which Victoria had come.

Re: IC-Ep 3-Mansion of Madness(Elliot Webb only)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:30 pm
by BenTheRat
"Shit, is this Grand Central Station" Elliot thinks to himself. He gets behind the door again as he did before and use a hand gesture to indicate to Valarie that I hear someone outside the door.