IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

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 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Thorn » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:43 pm

Brook raises her hands disarmingly at the airman. "Whoa there. The soldier is a captive, and we're fresh out of martinis."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby DrPeterson » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:01 pm

John holsters his halfdrawn pistol.

'The former is as much a relief as the latter is disconcerting. So why are you all out here? Not just capturing Germans I suppose?'

He looks at the German officer and tries one of the memorized phrases from his handbook.
'Wass ist deine name unt function?'
"He said we were all cooked but we were all right as long as we did not know it. We were all cooked. The thing was not to recognize it."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:53 am

"Leutnant Friedrich Kurtz," said the German. "I speak English too, if that helps. I am - I was - the front gunner of a Dornier."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby andyw666 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:48 am

Spoiler:
Archie's Navigate is 40% and he rolls...
andyw666 rolled 1d100:
100


OOC:   Wow. No idea. Archie is better on water...  


Archie surveys the destruction. "Well, whatever happened to her, there's no way we can find the poor soul under that lot to give her the last rites."

Archie ambles over to John and holds out a hand in the dark. "Archie Pennyfeather, Navy chaplain. From your accent, you're a long way from home I'm guessing. We have so many brave young men from so many different countries bravely fighting over our heads."

"The young German officer is our POW and being very polite too I may add. We're taking him to the local police station. Wherever that is in this dark. But there is a bomb shelter under the church if you want to wait out the air raid."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby yockenthwaite » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:41 am

"Yes, I'm afraid we found a woman had been murdered here," says Elizabeth to John. "The chaplain wanted to give her the last rites. But when we got here the building where she was lying had been destroyed by the bombs. There's something strange going on, not just the obvious up in the sky!" she says, pointing upwards. "The German officer encountered something very odd as well. I think we should all go somewhere safe, whether that be the air raid shelter, or a police station. Where is the nearest police station from here?" she asks, turning around to the others, especially Eddie.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby DrPeterson » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:26 pm

'It would appear you're luckier than most of your crewmates, lieutenant. These folk seem to be a lot friendlier than the machine guns of a Hurricane. Are you a Nazi, Friedrich?'

John pulls his pack of cigarettes from his flight suit, shakes it up and taps one out, offering it to the German.

He looks around at the debris and the ominous backdrop of the burning city and answers Archie.

'We're all a long way from home, Father. I think this wave is over, I got shot down hunting those retreating bombers, so we might have some time'

John smiles and listens intently to Elizabeth's story.
'I'm afraid there will be no shortage of candidates for last rites before the night is through, though. But what strange thing are you talking about? I'm afraid your woman friend just ran into some scavengers and got the worst for it.'
"He said we were all cooked but we were all right as long as we did not know it. We were all cooked. The thing was not to recognize it."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby yockenthwaite » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:25 am

"It looked like some kind of vicious animal attack," says Elizabeth to John, grimly. "It didn't look like a conventional human attack, or any normal animal attack. The German airman can describe best what he saw. There may be a link to what we found here."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:34 am

"Danke," said Friedrich, accepting the cigarette with a trembling hand and inhaling deeply from it once John lit it. "I am not a member of the Nazi Party. Many of us officers do not join. There are some who do in order to gain advantage, but I prefer to advance through my own merits. "My plane was not shot down. It...there was a...creature. Big, almost the size of the plane. It flew at us and smashed through the windscreen, grabbed Hans - the pilot - with its long tail and dragged him out. It...it was eating him, with huge, sharp teeth...It must be some sort of secret weapon the English have. It looked like some sort of enormous snake, but it flew. It had one big wing that looked like it belonged to a fledermaus - a bat."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby jaysun81 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:19 am

Story looks at the newest arrival for a moment - as if examining him - finally he speaks up, feeling half frustrated and half exhausted, "Perhaps we should get a move on? Between bombs and monsters I'm quite certain none of use wish to die tonight?" He looks once more at Lord Colville before walking over to his companions.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Pastiche » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:34 pm

"Yes, let's start moving and get back to shelter!" Benjamin jumps up and down excitedly, scanning his surroundings for any possible threat.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:57 am

Spoiler:
Is there anyone who doesn't want to go back to the shelter? If so, please let me know. If you want to go to the police station, it will require a successful Navigate roll to find it. So far Eugene and Archie have tried and failed. There is also an air raid warden's post that Eddie has been to and can find without having to roll. If nobody says otherwise, I'll move everyone back to the shelter this weekend.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby ZadokAllen » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:49 pm

Spoiler:
I vote for going to the shelter
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby DrPeterson » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:09 pm

John nods agreement.

"I agree, we'd be best off of the streets. Then you can tell me more about your vicious attacks and giant bats and all that."
He laughs.
"Anyone run into some aliens from outer space too while they were running around during the bombing?"
"He said we were all cooked but we were all right as long as we did not know it. We were all cooked. The thing was not to recognize it."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby andyw666 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:55 am

Spoiler:
Back to the shelter seems the most reasonable choice really, there's no longer any way Archie could justify letting everyone needlessly risk their necks if there's no body to be found.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby leestriter » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:18 am

"I swear I will have you brought to justice for this scheme, Professor Story. Do not listen to the talltales of these conmen and a german, they are obvious fantasies. They wish to take advantage of our fears, look what danger they've gotten us into. The rest of you be careful, but I have to do something. I'm going to get to the police station or die trying!"

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Navigate at 10
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Lord Colville heads away from the group without a clue where he is going.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:52 am

Spoiler:
In light of this, I'll wait to update this thread to give others a chance to try to talk him out of it or go with him (and try a Navigate roll if they haven't already).
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby andyw666 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:03 am

Archie calls after Colville, "Don't be an ass, old son, it's dangerous and we need to go back to the shelter. There's nothing that needs to be done so urgently you need to die trying to do it."

As an aside to the German Leutnant, he adds, "Honestly, most of us are much smarter than that."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby yockenthwaite » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:23 pm

Elizabeth shakes her head in disbelief, astonished at the continued stupidity of the man. She decides to keep quiet this time, and hopes the others can make him see sense. At least Archie has made a good start.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Thorn » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:09 pm

Brook just shakes her head, and follows the others towards the shelter.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Prisoners of Time(Everyone else)

Postby Pastiche » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:10 pm

"If Colville wants to separate from the group and head out on his own, I suggest we just let him and return to the shelter ourselves..." Benjamin offers.
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