IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Story and his companions infiltrate the conspiracy and break into various houses in an effort to uncover evidence, and Senator Scaevola is implicated. Caelia Alba courageously visits Scaevola's secret lair to gather information. While their Roman friends spend an uneasy night dreading what may come tomorrow, the TARDIS crew bluffs its way in to Scaevola's villa to thwart his schemes, but all does not go as planned.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby yockenthwaite » Sat May 07, 2016 3:10 am

Elizabeth stands quietly while Story makes his introductions, her hopes rising a little as she hears the servant's response.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Sat May 07, 2016 5:56 pm

Story momentarily bows his head to the servant before saying, "I am merely a seer known as Story and have come to seek an audience with him, for it is nearly time for brothers to stand together and usher in what's to be."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun May 08, 2016 4:19 am

"I shall relay your request to him," said the servant. "Please wait here." He stepped inside the house and shut the door.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby yockenthwaite » Mon May 09, 2016 11:14 am

"Well that's promising," says Elizabeth, raising her eyebrows and looking to Story and the others. "At least he's here. Now if only he'll see us ..."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Thorn » Mon May 09, 2016 5:52 pm

Brook looks at the others, suddenly feeling a bit nervous. "What are you going to tell him, Story? Remember, these are the people most likely to stab you in the back..."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Tue May 10, 2016 1:06 am

Story looks thoughtfully into the distance, pondering his answer. After a few seconds he looks at his companions and says, "The truth. That vigilance is required for the coup may be compromised. Remember as horrible as it is in the moment, we have to make sure this assassination happens. While I pray we're not meant to be part of the responsible party, we've got to insure the integrity of the timeline. I understand if this is asking too much, but the slightest change could erase everything you... no, everything we know from this era forward. That said, I fear that this was not merely a simple assassination... there's something far more sinister at work here with this Brotherhood. Perhaps if we can get into the inner circle we can uncover what nefarious motive really lies beneath the plot to kill Caesar, and that my friends is what we must hamper."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue May 10, 2016 5:16 am

The servant returned, opening the door and stepping to one side. "You may enter the house of Servilia as her guests," he said. "Senator Cassius awaits you in the atrium."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Wed May 11, 2016 1:43 am

Story nods his thanks to the servant and walks into the house.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Thorn » Wed May 11, 2016 6:01 pm

Brook follows quietly, taking note of where the possible exits are.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby yockenthwaite » Thu May 12, 2016 2:05 am

Elizabeth follows as well, looking discreetly around her as she goes into the house.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu May 12, 2016 5:21 am

Story and his companions walked through the vestibule into a large open-air courtyard. Various doorways led off from it in different directions, and a corridor led deeper into the house. In the atrium were several people. A tall, gray-haired woman of about sixty years old strode forward to greet her guests. Her beauty had not yet faded despite her age. "Welcome to my home, travelers," she said. "I am Servilia." She introduced four more of the people present in turn, each of them wearing a toga with a purple stripe. "Allow me to introduce my son Brutus, my son-in-law Cassius, whom you have come to see, Servilius Casca, and Publius Servilius Scaevola, more distant relations." She then pointed out an man of about her own age with white hair and deep, thoughtful eyes. Another man of the same age who was obviously a slave stood behind his shoulder, wax tablet and stylus in hand. "And last, but certainly not least, is Marcus Tullius Cicero, the famous orator."

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Brook knew of Scaevola from her research on Caesar. He had been one of the lesser known conspirators responsible for Caesar's assassination. Though he was too minor a figure for her to have learned his ultimate fate, she imagined he would have been defeated with the other assassins in the coming war against them led by Marc Antony and Octavian Caesar.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Fri May 13, 2016 12:17 am

Story smiles and says to Servilia, "Well met madam. The Gods have smiled upon you." He momentarily bows his head. As she begins to call out names his eyes follows her voice around the room, assigning a face to a name. When she mentions Cassius he nods in agreement with her statement. Once she completed the introductions he smiles again before saying, "It is a pleasure to meet you all. My name is Story the Wise, and these are my traveling companions - Lucius, Elizabeth, and Brooke."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri May 13, 2016 2:52 am

"I am delighted to meet you all," said Servilia with a smile. "Other than Lucius, who is clearly Roman, you all look to hail from Britannia. You have indeed traveled far to come here."

"You have knowledge of the future, you said?" asked Cassius, studying Story intently.

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Lucius, you may roll Know to see what you know about Cicero. Story, Elizabeth, and Brook may roll History.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby mindrot » Fri May 13, 2016 7:42 am

Lucius, who was standing behind his friends, bowed when Story call his name, but kept silence, trying to remeber something about people they met here.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Thorn » Fri May 13, 2016 5:01 pm

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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Sat May 14, 2016 1:35 am

Story turns his attention to Cassius, "I do indeed. Change is coming."

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History 55%
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat May 14, 2016 5:50 am

"Change always comes," said Cicero. "It is the one true constant."

"Are your words for my ears alone, or may others hear them?" asked Cassius.

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Story recalled that Cicero had most likely not been part of the conspiracy against Caesar, though he did support the conspirators after the fact. Another thing clicked in his mind that he had never realized before. Cicero's career as a politician really took off around 70 BC when he had successfully prosecuted Gaius Verres, the corrupt governor of Syracuse. His companion Lucius was the brother of Gaius Verres.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Sun May 15, 2016 7:08 pm

Story nods and smiles at Cicero before turning his attention to Cassius, "For now I'd say for yours alone... pardon the interruption. I sought you at your home, but was told I would find you here."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon May 16, 2016 4:01 am

Cassius nodded. "Very well, I shall hear your words in private," he said.

"You may use the tablinum," said Servilia, pointing out a room off of the rear of the atrium, directly opposite the way they had come in.

"Thank you. Follow me, Story." Cassius led the way to the indicated room.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Wed May 18, 2016 10:43 pm

Story follows Cassius to the room. He waits to speak until his companions file into the room. Once they enter and Cassius indicates it's okay to speak he says, "Cassius the time is nearly at hand when brothers not of blood, but of oath will stand together. I tell you the truth that even now there are those who would seek to move against what fate has determined shall come to pass."
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