IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and 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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IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:09 am

The House of Servilia- Rome, Italia
Early evening- March 14, 44 BC

Story and Brook walked away down the street to start their search for Senator Scaevola.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:48 am

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:14 am

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Roman Senators didn't usually go anywhere alone. They all had entourages: servants, bodyguards, and sometimes various hangers-on. A crowd like that would be easily noticed by passersby and might even leave detectable traces of recent passage. Scaevola couldn't have left all that long ago, so there was a chance someone would remember seeing him. Senators often had a house in Rome itself as well as a villa somewhere outside the city, and those seemed likely possible destinations. The house was probably somewhere in this expensive neighborhood, as other Senators lived here too. Locals might know where to find them. He also recalled that Caelia Alba was planning to meet Scaevola tonight, which could be one reason he had left- or perhaps he left because Story and his friends had shown up and given their cryptic message for Cassius to a servant that would have told him in front of Scaevola.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby Thorn » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:15 pm

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:32 am

Story looks at Brook and says, "I wonder if our arrival is what caused Senator Scaevola's departure. Hmmm." After a moment he begins to look about to see if there's any reputable looking folks they can question. A second later he says, "Now that I think about it a bit I seem to recall something about Caelia meeting with the Senator tonight. Regardless, it should be too hard to track down where he went." Spotting someone to question he begins moving towards them. He calls out, "Ah... you there."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:20 am

An imperious looking man in a white toga being trailed by a servant stopped and looked Story up and down. "Are you speaking to me, stranger?" he asked.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:07 am

With a sheepish grin Story says, "Yes indeed my good sir. I apologies for the crass way I got your attention, but I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of Senator Scaevola's abode? I was hoping to catch up with him before the evening carries the day away."

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:00 am

"I know not," said the man. "Now out of my way! I have important business!" He brushed past Story and continued on his way, the slave following quickly behind him.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby Thorn » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:55 pm

Brook shrugs a little, looking at Story. "You should ask a woman. With me beside you you won't look intimidating, and she's likely to respect an elder man." She smiles.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:19 am

"Excellent suggestion Brook." Story flashes a smile at her before turning to look for a woman to question as they continue to walk.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:38 am

Story and Brook continued trying to flag down passersby to inquire about where Scaevola's house was for about half an hour, but they had no luck with men or women. Either people didn't know, or they couldn't be bothered to stop and help a couple of foreigners. The traffic gradually thinned out, and soon there was nobody else left on the streets. It was now nearly sunset.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:39 am

Story stops walking and surveys the area. Finally after a moment he says, "Perhaps we should just go back to Cleopatra's palace and ask where the Senator lives." Pointing he says, "If I'm not mistaken her palace is this way." He begins to walk and yells outs, "Come along Brook. No point in burning anymore daylight."

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby Thorn » Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:12 pm

"Alright. It just feels weird letting this happen..." Brook follows Story towards Kleopatra's palace.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:41 pm

Story and Brook made their way back up the Palatine Hill to Cleopatra's palace, arriving not long after dark. The guards admitted them into the antechamber, where Nefertiri and Adelphus awaited them. "What progress have you made?" asked Nefertiri.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:33 am

Story looks from Adelphu to Nefertiri and says, "Not very much at the moment to be honest. However, I've got an itch I'd like to scratch. Tell me, could you direct me to the house of Senator Scaevola?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:23 am

"His house or his villa?" asked Adelphus. "He has a house in a wealthy neighborhood of Rome, where many Senators live, and he also has a villa outside the city, just off the road to Ostia. I can give you directions to both." He proceeded to do so.

"I think you are right to be suspicious of Scaevola," said Nefertiri. "Caelia Alba and two of our other friends stopped by a little while ago on their way to investigate him. It seems she has a dinner date with him this evening at his villa."

Adelphus nodded. "Which means, of course, that he will not be present at his house - which may be advantageous. Of course, his household staff will still be there, but he will have brought his lictors and personal slaves with him."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:42 am

Story takes a moment to mill over Adelphus' question, "Hmmm, his house or villa. Excellent question. With limited time which is the best choice?"

Before he provides himself an answer he turns his attention to Nefertiri and then says, "Caelia will be entertaining the Senator you say? That's interesting news."

He nods at Adelphus and says, "Quite right. The fact that he will not be at his house does present an opportunity." Turning to Brook he smiles and says, "I hope you brought your deerstalker my dear... for the game is afoot." Looking once more at Adelphus, "Directions to his house will do just nicely Adelphus."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:49 am

Adelphus gave Story detailed directions to Scaevola's house. It was not far from Servilia's house, where they had just been.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby Thorn » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:55 pm

Brook smirks. "Lead on, Sherlock."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Seeking a Senator(Story and Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:00 am

"There is one other thing that may help," Nefertiri told them before they left. "You do not look as though you are experienced in housebreaking. Fortunately, there is a man with such skills who owes us a favor. He lives in the Subura. It is a dangerous area, especailly at night, but I have a feeling you will need his aid. When you see him, tell him that I sent you, and he will assist you - especially if he gets to steal a Senator's treasures in the process." She gave them directions to an apartment building in the Subura. "He lives on the top floor. Of course, there is always the chance that he is out...working, but the night is young yet. I have a feeling he will still be home."
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