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 mindrot » Fri May 20, 2016 4:21 pm

Lucius follows Cassius as well, looking intently in his face, while Story is speaking, trying to catch any hint of Cassius fellings or thoughts about what he hear.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby yockenthwaite » Sat May 21, 2016 10:48 am

Elizabeth rolls History (stat 70%)
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon May 23, 2016 3:51 am

The tablinum was a study, with luxurious chairs and tables for reading and shelves lined with many scrolls and books.

Cassius raised an eyebrow. "It is good to know that our endeavor is fated to succeed," he said. "It is likewise good to know that others oppose it, though not so good that they do. Who else knows of what is to come and seeks to prevent it?"

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Story, Elizabeth, and Brook, you may roll Psychology.

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Elizabeth recalled that Cicero had not been part of the conspiracy against Caesar, though he did support the conspirators after the fact. He had even said that he wished he had known so that he could have played a part in it. Another thing clicked in her mind that she 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. Lucius was the brother of Gaius Verres. Roman prosecutors got to keep the wealth of those they convicted, and Gaius Verres had had a lot of it, largely ill-gotten. She also remembered that Cicero had a slave named Tiro, who had invented shorthand. He was no doubt the man with the wax tablet and stylus, who must have been taking notes. Cicero would die the following year, in 43 B.C., at the hands of a centurion who may have been acting on the behalf of Marc Antony, with whom Cicero was at odds. Tiro would outlive him by nearly forty years, dying at the ripe old age of about a hundred.

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Cassius did not seem to understand the oblique reference to the Brotherhood of the Beast, but he did seem concerned that others knew of the plot and sought to thwart it. However, it relieved him to hear that the assassination was destined to be successful. He had been suspicious of Story at first, but now that he heard his words he was more relaxed.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby yockenthwaite » Mon May 23, 2016 7:46 pm

Elizabeth rolling Psychology, stat 47%
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Thorn » Mon May 23, 2016 8:04 pm

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

Postby jaysun81 » Tue May 24, 2016 2:27 am

Story studies Cassius for a moment as he ponders how to respond.

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

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed May 25, 2016 2:52 am

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Cassius did not seem to understand the oblique reference to the Brotherhood of the Beast, but he did seem concerned that others knew of the plot and sought to thwart it. However, it relieved him to hear that the assassination was destined to be successful. He had been suspicious of Story at first, but now that he heard his words he was more relaxed.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Fri May 27, 2016 4:33 am

Story smiles at Cassius and says, "A simple wizened seer." With a wave of his hand he dismisses the statement saying, "No one to worry about."

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

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri May 27, 2016 5:09 am

"You speak of Adelphus," said Cassius. "He is the soothsayer who warned Caesar to beware the Ides of March - tomorrow. I have heard the rumors about him, and they say there is more to him than meets the eye. No, I think he is someone to worry about very much."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby mindrot » Tue May 31, 2016 12:59 pm

As Lucius sees what Cassius became more relaxed about their group, he decided to be more straight:
"Can you be more specific in this case? I mean about Adelphus.", - Lucius thinks for a while, - "Whom from you've heard this rumors? Maybe you can guide us to someone, who knows more? And, as I see, you don't know much about the Brotherhood of the Beast? May it be, that Adelphus is a member of this mysterious society. And what makes you think of him as of big danger?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:59 am

"The Brotherhood of the Beast?" asked Cassius. "What is that? Regarding the rumors, I heard them from a trusted client who was in the Forum this morning. He did not witness it himself, but people in the throng mentioned that they had seen Adelphus briefly change his appearance when he tried to warn Caesar again, that he wasn't truly human. The big danger Adelphus poses is that he knows the future, and that he tells it to others. That is hazard enough."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:32 pm

Story looks at Cassius and says, "Yes... I saw it. Adelphus did seem to alter in appearance for a brief moment. Perhaps it was simple a trick of light and shadow."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby yockenthwaite » Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:16 pm

"Yes, some of us saw it," says Elizabeth, tentatively speaking up for the first time. "Sir," she says, addressing herself to Cassius, "do you know of any of Adelphus's associates, or contacts? Perhaps that might lead us to the society we are seeking."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:12 am

"I know that he frequents the palace of Queen Cleopatra," said Cassius. "She is well known to be Caesar's mistress, so it makes sense that he would try to warn her lover of what he knows."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:32 am

Nodding his agreement Story says, "Indeed. Regardless, rest assured Cassius...what fate has decreed will come to pass." Surveying his companions for a moment he then says, "If I may be so bold, how well do you know those who are committed to this undertaking?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:54 am

"I have known them for years," replied Cassius. "Some of them are kin to me, but all are my friends and colleagues. Some I know better than others, but I am familiar with them all."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby mindrot » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:13 pm

- And what have you heard about Nefertiri, the Queen Cleopatra's bodyguard? May be something special? - Asked Lucius, trying to summarize everythig he knew so far.

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

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:57 am

"No, I nothing about her servants," said Cassius. "I've nothing to do with Cleopatra, but the fact that she has her claws in Caesar is yet more cause for concern."

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If you're done talking to Cassius, just let me know, and I'll move things along.

Nefertiri is Cleopatra's body servant, not her bodyguard - at least as far as you know.

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It occurred to Lucius that some of the other guests present here could be Cassius's co-conspirators. If they were planning to assassinate Caesar tomorrow, it would make sense that they'd go over the plan and make last minute preparations.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby mindrot » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:25 pm

"I see. Big thanks to you, Cassius. I think, should go now, and may be visit Queen Cleopatra's palace."
Lucius is ready to leave Cassius house, and waiting his friends to do so.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Conspirators(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:37 am

Story nods at Lucius and says, "Quite right... perhaps we should take our leave. We've gobbled up enough of your time Cassius. Thank you for seeing us."
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