IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Elliot and Valerie Soames set out to rescue Dr. Kirby, while Salem and Raymond MacIntyre remain on the beach and the rest of the UNIT team helps Story and his companions recover the TARDIS.

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IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:33 pm

Cliff Base - Dunwich, England
3:05 PM - Thursday, September 5, 1985

Leonek and Chad rowed out towards the undersea cave in the smaller boat. The larger boat, carrying Story, Elizabeth, Lucius, Brook, and Tobias followed after them. The boats hugged the coastline along the base of the cliff, and it did not take them long to reach the spot where Leonek had made his first foray into the caverns. Once he pointed the entrance out, everyone could see it.

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Everyone who is entering the water, please roll Swim at double your skill. Those of you wearing diving suits will merely sink to the bottom if you fail the roll, where you can walk along the sea floor, but you'll still be able to breathe just fine. Brook, however, doesn't have one. Anyone who's staying in the boats, please let me know that.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby Thorn » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:21 pm

Brook lets herself slide into the water, holding on to the boat untill she finds someone she can hitch a ride with.

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(Could someone please roll for me, Swim (double) 50 % )
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby DrPeterson » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:52 pm

Leonek lowers himself into the water and starts towards the cave.

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DrPeterson rolled 1d100:
11


As he passes the bigger boat, he takes Brook along.

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DrPeterson rolled 1d100:
99



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Sorry about that, Thorn. Mr. H, since I rolled rather well, can I take Brook along and let her use my breather every now and then?
"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 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby MikeTheMoose » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:00 pm

Chad gets into the water to swim toward the cave.

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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby aine » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:13 pm

Tobias checks that both boats are well anchored before jumping in. He has no problem swimming but decides to allow himself to sink to near the bottom (assuming it's not too deep) and swim along there whilst following the group. He checks his knife and switches on his torch if necessary to scan the sea bed as he goes.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:56 am

Lucius entered the water with a splash and managed to swim with ease. It felt odd being able to breathe while underwater, and he couldn't help imagining what a Roman legion could do with suits like these. Everyone seemed to be doing quite well except for Brook, who lost her grip on the edge of the boat and slipped underwater. She had been unable to take a breath beforehand, and when she tried to do so it was too late - a little water entered her lungs before Leonek and Lucius rescued her and took her back up to the surface. She coughed and spluttered, bedraggled, but she could at least breathe again.

Tobias scanned the seabed, but even with the help from the torch, the water was too murky to see much.

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That was some great rolling for everyone except for Brook's roll, but fortunately the damage wasn't too bad. A successful First Aid roll will fix that, but it can't be tried while in the water. I rolled for Lucius, as his player hasn't posted in this game in a long time. He and Leonek are strong enough that they can carry Brook without having to roll. They can bring her into the cave, and she can hold her breath long enough to get inside, though she'll need to surface quickly once she does.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby DrPeterson » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:10 pm

Once Brook has been securely positioned between Lucius and himself, Leonek leads the others into the cave.
"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 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby MikeTheMoose » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:22 pm

Chad sees the trouble Brook has and backs off a little as Leonek and Lucius. As they recover the struggling Brook between them he follows behind them toward the cave.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:45 am

Leonek and Lucius carried Brook into the cave entrance, followed by Chad, Tobias, Story, and Elizabeth. The tunnel sloped gently upwards into a cavern where very little sunlight penetrated from behind, but their torches gave a good view once they surfaced. The tunnel opened up into a large, round chamber. Once he emerged from it, the water was only about two feet deep. It surrounded a raised dais of dry land in the middle, as if it were a moat. On the platform stood a rectangular altar made of obsidian with horns on its four corners. Three additional tunnels led out of this room. The one in the left wall and the one in the right wall both sloped downwards, where the water got deeper. There was another tunnel opposite the one through which they had entered. This one slanted upwards, rising out of the water.

On the dais stood two green, scaly creatures. One of them was eight or nine feet tall, and the other merely seven. Both of them wore long mesh vests that appeared to be made out of silver string. Their huge webbed hands ended in sharp claws, in which each of them carried a long spear and a weighted net. They had gills on their necks and large, bulging eyes, and they had features that seemed to be a combination of various aquatic and amphibian creatures. Elizabeth couldn't help but be reminded of the Gill-man from The Creature From the Black Lagoon, a movie she had seen not long before she had joined the TARDIS crew.

Brook had to surface immediately, as she was out of air. For a second she thought the big one was looking right at her, but it didn't seem to notice her yet. However, they wouldn't be able to miss the torchlight.

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Everyone, please roll Sanity. Sanity loss is 0/1d6, so you'll lose no Sanity if you succeed but 1d6 if you fail. If you lose 5 or more, you must roll Idea. A success at that roll means you go temporarily insane, but a failure means you do not and may act freely.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby DrPeterson » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:29 am

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DrPeterson rolled 1d100:
11



Leonek manages to keep his cool. He squeezes Brook's shoulder, trying to offer some comfort and signalling her to keep quiet.

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I'll wait to till we've had everyone's san check, there's bound to be some madness :)
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby Thorn » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:12 pm

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(I don't know how you roll dice here. Let me try: Brook sanity
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby aine » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:12 pm

Tobias surfaces last, walking up the slope. He lifts his mask and peers round the others; he can't believe his eyes as he sees the two amphibious beasts. "What the..." He gasps breathlessly and flails randomly for his knife.

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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby MikeTheMoose » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:50 pm

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Sanity currently 30...77OMG It's full of fail Well how bad could it be? (6) that bad huh? Well let's see if Chad has any bright ideas about the mythos...(16) plenty of strange new ideas...


Chad emerges from the water, he spots the fish men, he had imagined what they might look like but upon seeing them, really seeing them, ideas start reeling through his head. Somehow things for a second become horribly and painfully clear he finally starts to understand the terrible truth behind the truth....
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:56 am

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Yes, Brook, you did it correctly. :)

Chad, you've also lost 20% of your current Sanity, so you'll go indefinitely insane once your temporary insanity wears off. The good news is that you won't lose any more Sanity from seeing these guys if you run into more of them, as you've already lost the maximum. The other good news is that you pick up 5 points of Cthulhu Mythos, and you can go ahead and roll that now if you like. Lucius may roll as well, as he has some points in Cthulhu Mythos already. I just need Sanity rolls for him and Elizabeth now.

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Chad, for the next eight rounds you have echopraxia, which means you'll mimic other people's actions and do whatever they do. There are worse temporary insanities. Your indefinite insanity will be thalassophobia, fear of the sea. It will last for months, and will start once your temporary insanity wears off.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby yockenthwaite » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:53 am



Elizabeth surfaces, and swims towards where Brook is to try to help her. She is shocked by the creatures, but not unduly concerned. They almost remind her more of B-movie monsters than anything else.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:47 am

Lucius was starting to get used to seeing bizarre creatures, and he kept his fears in check.

"Did you see that?" asked the larger creature.

"What?" said the other. "I don't see anything."

"There's a sort of glow in the water."
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Warriors of the Deep(Everyone else)

Postby Thorn » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:44 am

Brook spots the creatures, but manages to keep her cool. Hoping the large one didn't see her yet, she takes a deep breath, and ducks underwater again, with a reassuring nod to Leonek.
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