IC-Ep 3-Vae Victis(Story/Lucius/Brook)

Story, Lucius, and Brook are captured by Scaevola and his guards, and only Elizabeth escapes. As the sun rises on the Ides of March, she tries desperately to get help to rescue her friends. However, they have a dilemma: they cannot mount a rescue mission and stop Scaevola's plot at the same time.

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Re: IC-Ep 3-Vae Victis(Story/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:36 am

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Story, please roll Fast Talk. Lucius and Brook, you may also attempt Fast Talk rolls.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Vae Victis(Story/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:11 am

The creatures wavered uncertainly for a moment, but in the end they remained where they were.

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To keep things moving, I'll roll Fast Talk for everyone:
Story's Fast Talk roll (5% base skill) to convince the creatures to leave:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
6

Lucius's Fast Talk roll (5% base skill) to convince the creatures to leave:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
66

Brook's Fast Talk roll (30% skill) to convince the creatures to leave:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
53

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Footsteps could be heard descending the stairs.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Vae Victis(Story/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:28 am

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The footsteps continued past, fading into the distance.

"We have captured three more prisoners, Akana," announced the a man's voice from the direction the footsteps had gone. "The rest were slain in battle. We have also taken some casualties."

"Not another step, or she dies!" Akana shouted. "What treachery is this?! When you take prisoners, it is customary to disarm them!"
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Vae Victis(Story/Lucius/Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:05 am

Story looks at his companions before looking back at the beastmen. Wishing there was something they could do.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Vae Victis(Story/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Thorn » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:03 pm

Brook sighs, having achieved nothing. She looks at the hybrids, muttering under her breath.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Vae Victis(Story/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:57 am

The voices in the distance were now raised enough that all could hear them.

"Stop!" bellowed Decius Lupus. "Your fight is lost! We outnumber you and there is nowhere to go! Surrender now and you will not be mistreated. I will deliver you to Senator Germanicus who will see you get a fair trial." He paused. "I have a lot of blood on my hands today and would prefer no more be added. But by all the gods, if you harm that lady, I will slay you here and now."

"A sacrifice without the correct incantations and procedure would surely be a waste!" muttered Caelia.

"Great Thoth!" shouted Titus. "Master of law and wisdom! Behold the blasphemous behavior of one who claims to serve you!"

"We shall see who Thoth believes to be his true follower when he arrives!" declared Akana imperiously. "I think I know how a fair trial would go, so I will not be surrendering - but you will if you have any sense. Caelia Alba is correct that it would be wasteful to sacrifice her without the proper rituals, so I hope I do not need to waste her. Drop your weapons, all of you. You have until I finish chanting." With that, she began to sing, invoking the names of Thoth and Anubis.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Vae Victis(Story/Lucius/Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:24 pm

Story throws caution to the wind and yells the others hear him, "Don't you know it's rude to not invite everyone to the party?"
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Vae Victis(Story/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:11 am

There was the twang of a string, and the singing was cut off abruptly.

"Story, we're in here!" called Elizabeth in the distance. She sounded overjoyed.

"I will go retrieve your friends," said the man who had told Akana that he had captured the intruders. "All of you remain here until I return. I won't be long." Footsteps began to approach.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Vae Victis(Story/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Thorn » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:44 am

Brook looks relieved at Story and Lucius when she hears Elisabeth's voice. "She made it!" When she hears a man saying he'll retrieve Elisabeth's friends, she calls out immediately: "Careful! There are guards in here!!"
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Vae Victis(Story/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:01 am

An Egyptian guard bearing a torch entered the creatures' chamber from the opposite end. When he saw them, he shuddered visibly, but he managed to continue. Standing up to his full height of six feet, he proclaimed boldly: "I have come for the prisoners! Stand aside!" The chimeras parted ranks to allow him to pass, and he entered the room where Story, Lucius, and Brook were chained. "Come with me if you want to live," he whispered to them, taking out a key and unlocking their manacles.

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Guard's Sanity roll (current level 50) for seeing the creatures:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
62

Guard's Sanity loss for seeing the creatures:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d8:
6

Guard's Idea roll (50% stat) to avoid temporary insanity - failure is good!:
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77
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Vae Victis(Story/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Thorn » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:58 am

Brook quickly stands, and tries to help Lucius get up, hoping he'll be able to stand.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Vae Victis(Story/Lucius/Brook)

Postby jaysun81 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:08 pm

Story stands up and moves to help Lucius as well. As they follow the Egyptian guard out he makes sure he keeps his eyes on the ground as they pass by the beastmen.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Vae Victis(Story/Lucius/Brook)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:46 am

Lucius was able to walk with assistance. Story and Brook eased him to his feet and helped him out of the chamber. He clenched his eyes shut so that he didn't have to look at the monsters. The guard brought up the rear behind them, lighting the way with his torch. They passed through the guard room and into the chamber at the bottom of the stairs, where the guard indicated for them to go through the archway on the right, past the idol of Anubis.

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