IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

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-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby DrkRoxas » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:09 am

Marcus can see as his companions try to get some light in an effort to detail the papyrus, he starts to get a little nervous, but can't help but smile at the thrill. Still, he manages to look away from them and keep guard while trying his best to notice any strange movements, hiding the best he can.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby Thorn » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:34 pm

Brook Conceal
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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby jaysun81 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:41 am

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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:05 am

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Marcus could see two burly Egyptian men standing watch at the far end of the atrium, inside the vestibulum just before the front door. They had wicked-looking curved swords strapped to their backs. The light in that direction was cast by a torch carried by one of them. They seemed engrossed in conversation with each other, though they were too far away to overhear. They took no notice of the study even after the candle was lit.

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By the light of the candle, Story and Brook were able to read the stylized Egyptian writing on the scroll:
"Hail Adept Scaevola,
I, Master Kemnebi, send you greetings from the Temple of Thoth in Khmun. Accompanying this missive you will find the Dagger of Ra. It is an ancient artifact of great power that we have only recently unearthed. Most of its powers remain mysteries to the Brotherhood for now, but it will certainly suffice for the purpose you have envisioned. In order to empower it for that purpose, you will need to slay an extremely powerful individual, and you must sacrifice a large portion of your essence in order to do so. However, there may be a way to lessen the cost to your ka. If you conduct this sacrifice in conjunction with as many others as possible, the cost will be shared with them, though you will still pay the highest price. It matters not which of you actually strikes the death blow, but it is essential that every one among you sheds the victim's blood. Once that is done, further sacrifices can made of any individual as long as it is done in the presence of Thoth, and you shall reap the benefits. Of course, the more powerful the victim's spirit, the greater the benefits to you. Those benefits will far outweigh the cost of the initial sacrifice. If Thoth wills it, you will become the greatest magician the world has ever seen, able to live through the centuries and witness the eventual awakening of the Beast. If you go down this path, you will surely succumb to madness, but as we both know, madness is merely seeing the world for what it truly is. The blessings of Thoth go with you."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby Thorn » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:25 pm

Brook looks up at Story, wispering:"This is bad.....like really bad. I always thought it was mostly political, but it's a sacrifice. I wonder who the Beast is....is it like the Devil?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby DrkRoxas » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:21 am

Marcus notices Brook's voice gets a little nervous when she talks, and seeing as the two men guarding ahead are still oblivious to their presence, he tries to hurry the act, they're sure to move on their route soon enough.

"So, did you guys find anything? These guys have been here for a while, I think they'll start moving soon enough, every guard has a route, is it something big you found?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby jaysun81 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:15 am

Story scratches his head and exhales before saying, "Well, we know who the sacrifice is. As far as this Beast character I'd rather not meet him... don't you agree?" He smiles at Brook. Addressing Marcus' question Story says, "Indeed, we found something... something dangerous. However, we're missing a vital piece... the Dagger of Ra. It would be great if we could find it."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:12 pm

There was no sign of a dagger of any sort around the desk.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby Thorn » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:28 pm

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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby jaysun81 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:29 pm

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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:49 pm

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It occurred to Brook that the Dagger of Ra was most likely being kept somewhere close to Scaevola, perhaps even on his person, especially with the assassination only hours away. She also realized that the other conspirators might not be aiding the ritual knowingly, as they had their own reasons for bringing down Caesar. She knew that Scaevola was a minor figure in the assassination, and that Cassius was the actual leader of that faction (along with Brutus, who had been convinced to join later). It might even be possible to thwart the ritual without changing history simply by removing either the Dagger of Ra or Scaevola from the equation. The assassination could still go forward as planned with one fewer assassin.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby Thorn » Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:50 pm

Brook muses for a bit, then whispers:"So, we should either find the dagger and remove it from the equation, or stop Scaveola in participating in the...ah...event...It will still happen, but it won't be a sacrifice."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby DrkRoxas » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:33 pm

Marcus hears what Brook says and turns his head a little bit towards her, still keeping the two men on the corner of his eye.

"Are you suggesting we walk around the house and look for him directly? You have some serious guts, young lady." He said while letting out a soft laugh at the end, smirking and turning back completely to look at the two men.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby jaysun81 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:43 pm

Story looks at Marcus and says, "Brook is quite right. We must either find the dagger, or at the least insure that the Scaveola doesn't use it. That said, I don't believe he is home tonight... so we either search for the dagger, or beat feet and get some place safe."

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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby DrkRoxas » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:48 am

"Well, my friend." Marcus says as he faces Story. "You're my employers, we do whatever you want, I'm okay with either option, I still need to grab something for my payment now that I remember..." He said as his crooked smile appeared and he started to look around for valuable things.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:25 am

Marcus found a few small, valuable-looking idols scattered about the study that found their way into his sack.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby jaysun81 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:53 pm

Story scratches his head and says, "Perhaps it is best to take our leave. At least we have a more informed idea of what is going on."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

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Re: IC-Ep 2-It Takes a Thief(Story/Brook/Marcus)

Postby Thorn » Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:49 pm

Brook nods. "Let's go. Perhaps the others have discovered something."
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