IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

London, 1940: The world is engulfed in the flames of war, and now the war has come to Great Britain's capital. German bombers rain death and destruction upon the blacked-out city, but what other terrors lurk unseen in the darkness? The Time Lord, his companions, and a handful of London's inhabitants doing their bit may be the only ones who can avert disaster.

This is Classic Doctor Who meets Call of Cthulhu, the fifth of a series of connected adventures set in different eras and locations that includes The Terror Out of Time, The Ninth Planet, The Shadow Over Dunwich, and The Brotherhood of Death.

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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby jaysun81 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:16 am

Hearing the noise everyone is making as they go down the steps Story begins attempting to sneak, but gives up as he perceives the noise he's producing. Instead he simply proceeds slowly as not to slip because of the disrepair.

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Sneak - 10%
jaysun81 rolled 1d100:
60
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby jp1885 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:24 am

Eugene starts as Exeter opens her eyes.

"It's her: the witch!" he yells, shoving the others aside.

"You'll not cast your spells on me again!" Yelling with rage, he launches himself at the evil woman.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby aine » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:58 pm

Phyllis waits upstairs listening to the commotion below. "Oh my, she's at home. It's probably just as well someone is taking her to task. A citizen's arrest." She looks around the street wondering if an actual policeman might happen by.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby yockenthwaite » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:08 am

Elizabeth also hears what is happening down below, and looks around for anyone who might be able to help them. She looks towards Story with concern.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby Mephistophilis » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:58 pm

Anna places her hand on Eugene's arm: 'Eugene, Eugene, stop! Listen to me. Breathe. Slow down. Breathe. Slow down. Think. This is not the time.' Thinking he is acting on impulse at the traumatic sight of Mrs Exeter she tries to calm Eugene down.

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If Eugene is acting as a result of insanity/mental instability I'd like to have a go at calming him down with Psychoanalysis 90 -
Mephistophilis rolled 1d100:
90
but if it is roleplaying and you want to attack her crack on!
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby jp1885 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:15 pm

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Though it does seem rather extreme, I’m actually role playing this. Previously Eugene was attacked and driven mad by her magic, and he’s determined it isn’t going to happen again!
Eugene shrugs off any attempt at restraint, determined to attack before the witch can weave her magic.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:16 pm

Eddie looked around the street, but as luck would have it, it was deserted. If anyone was going to do anything, it would have to be them.

Catherine quickly sprang to her feet as Eugene rushed her, chanting and waving her hands in a manner that was all too familiar to him.

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Eddie's Luck roll (45% stat) outside the house:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
52

Eugene, you may make your attack now. Then Benjamin may act before Catherine's next action, but nobody else acts before her.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby jp1885 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:43 pm

Eugene throws a punch...
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jp1885 rolled 1d100:
39
...and connects with the woman.

OOC:   Argh, can’t remember what damage a punch does.  
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby Snapper » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:04 am

OOC:   1d3 plus your damage bonus. Although she may choose to try to parry / dodge.  
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:46 am

Catherine deflected Eugene's blow, and it did not harm her.

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That is correct. Benjamin may now act.

Catherine's Fist/Punch roll (50% base skill) to parry Eugene's punch:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
30
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby Pastiche » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:12 am

Benjamin pulls out his tailoring scissors and charges at her with a ferocity that surprises himself!

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Pastiche rolled 1d100:
32
, damage
Pastiche rolled 1d3:
2
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:26 am

Benjamin came within inches of stabbing Catherine. She gestured at Eugene, who once more found himself overwhelmed by unimaginable pain! He fell to the floor, liquid oozing from his pores as blisters erupted on his skin. The ooze covered his eyes, and he could no longer see. The sound of agonized screaming filled his ears, and it took him a moment to realize it was him.

Eugene's scream could be heard by those still on the surface.

Spoiler:
Resistance Table roll: Catherine's MP 18 vs. Eugene's MP 9 (95% chance):
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
55

Catherine exercises POW ((21 - POW 18 = 3) * 5 = 15% chance):
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
32

Blindness duration:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d6:
5

Incapacitation duration:
Mr. Handy rolled 3d10:
3, 4, 9

Eugene, please roll Sanity. You've already lost 5 Sanity from this before, so you can lose a maximum of 2 more. Normal Sanity loss for failing is 1D6+1, so Sanity loss in this case is 1/2 (1 if you succeed, 2 if you fail).

Everyone in the basement watching this, please roll Sanity as well. Sanity loss for seeing it is 0/1D3.

Everyone other than Eugene is free to act now.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby Snapper » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:18 am

Spoiler:
Snapper rolled 1d100:
94


Spoiler:
Snapper rolled 1d3:
3
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby Snapper » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:30 am

The blood drains from Archie's normally cheery face as he looks upon Eugene's unholy suffering. He seems shaken to his core.

"Demonic fiend!" The anguished cry is wrenched from his throat.

Without thinking, Archie strides towards the evil woman, and as he does so he reaches into his jacket and wrenches out a big Colt .455 automatic pistol, pointing it straight at Exeter.

"Do not move or say one more word, or as the Lord is my witness I shall shoot you dead."

OOC:   If Catherine appears to be casting another curse, gesticulating or uttering weird words, Archie will shoot immediately.  
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby jp1885 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:15 am

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jp1885 rolled 1d100:
82
2 SAN loss
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby Mephistophilis » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:28 am

Spoiler:
Mephistophilis rolled 1d100:
36


'No, this isn't right, this isn't possible' Anna mutters to herself. No, this is impossible, impossible...it must be...some kind of hypnotic suggestion, yes, that's it. Fascinating.

Still, 'we can't let her talk to us again, that's where her power lies'.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby Pastiche » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:39 am

Spoiler:
Pastiche rolled 1d100:
25


Benjamin steels himself against the horrors he is witnessing, and in fact is embolded by his recent near miss to try and stab her again.

Spoiler:
Pastiche rolled 1d100:
10

damage
Pastiche rolled 1d3:
1
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby aine » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:20 pm

"Oh my. What a hubbub. Whatever can they be doing down there?" Phyllis says to Elizabeth and Eddie. "Don't they realise all that noise might attract somebody- the sort we dont want? I'm going down to tell them to be quieter." She clasps her handbag and old, iron umbrella and starts determinedly down the stairs.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Trail of Madness(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:33 am

Catherine froze, glaring at Archie, but she made no motions or sounds. Benjamin stabbed her in the shoulder with his scissors, drawing blood but not doing a whole lot of damage. She turned her glare on him, but she did not act. It was then that Phyllis reached the bottom of the stairs.

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You may all act freely now. I only need a Sanity roll from Story now.
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