IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Story, Elizabeth, and Brook arrive in London in September 1940, in the middle of an air raid. They discover the body of a woman who has apparently been killed by something unnatural. They meet air raid warden Eddie Lawlor, who guides them to an air raid shelter where several others have taken refuge. A German airman also arrives, claiming that his bomber was downed by a monster.

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IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun May 14, 2017 1:27 am

Cable Street - London, England
8:30 PM - Saturday, September 7, 1940

Eddie Lawlor pedaled his bicycle eastwards along Cable Street. Four years earlier, this had been the location of a terrible riot. Blackshirts from the British Union of Fascists had assembled near the Tower of London and marched into the East End, into a neighborhood where many Jewish-owned shops were located. However, the people of the East End would have none of it. Many of them, organized in large part by Communists, had barricaded the streets and blocked the blackshirts' march, resulting in bloody street fighting. The Battle of Cable Street was what they had called it. Things had changed, but they were also the same in some ways. Fascists were still causing damage on Cable Street, but this was a very different sort of carnage. Two high-explosive bombs had fallen in this stretch of the street earlier this evening, causing extensive damage to a couple of the buildings.

The ARP warden was out on patrol, searching for any stray people who had not made it to a shelter and for any violations of the blackout. It was easy to get lost, as all of the street signs had been taken down months ago in anticipation of a possible invasion. Londoners generally knew their way around their own neighborhoods, but the darkness of the blackout made it difficult even for them. The first bombs had fallen in late afternoon, when there had still been daylight, but now it was black as pitch - other than the orange glow on the horizon indicating that the docks were aflame, though someone who didn't know any better or what time it was might have mistaken it for the sun. The most intense bombing had been between five and seven o'clock, but now there was somewhat of a lull in the bombing. The all clear had not been sounded, but some people might have been foolish enough to venture outside, thinking that the worst was over.

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Eddie, please roll Spot Hidden and Listen. To do this, roll 1d100 twice and compare the results to your Spot Hidden and Listen skills, respectively. A roll that is equal to or less than your score in the skill succeeds, but a roll that is higher than your score in the skill fails. The lower your roll, the better your success (and the more detail you will notice). The higher your roll, the worse your failure.
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mister Ginge » Sun May 14, 2017 6:24 pm

Eddie stops pedalling and listens for stragglers or anyone in distress, while scanning the darkness around him. "God help us all", he mutters to himself grimley.

Listen:
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Spot hidden:
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63
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun May 14, 2017 7:03 pm

With little else to distract him, Eddie was able to detect something within one of the ruined buildings. He spotted a movement in the ruins out of the corner of his eye, and he heard what sounded like the soft padding of small feet. Could someone be alive in there?
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mister Ginge » Mon May 15, 2017 4:58 pm

Approaching carefully, Eddie calls out "Hey, who's in there? Show yourself. I'm here to help. I need to get you to shelter as soon as possible. It's not safe here."

He keeps a wary eye on the ruins he case he needs to move quickly.
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue May 16, 2017 4:11 am

The motion and sound stopped when Eddie called out, but there was otherwise no response from what was left of the building.
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mister Ginge » Wed May 17, 2017 12:15 pm

Eddie tries to get as close as is safely possible and calls out again, softer this time, thinking he might be speaking to a child.

"It's ok, just come towards my voice, as carefully as you can. I'll look after you."

He keeps a constant look out for any signs of movement, falling rubble/masonry etc.
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu May 18, 2017 2:50 am

There was still no response to Eddie's call, nor was there any further motion or sound from the ruined building, though he was certain he had both seen and heard it earlier.
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mister Ginge » Fri May 19, 2017 3:09 pm

'Bugger this', thinks Eddie. Readying his ceiling pike, he proceeds cautiously into the ruins...
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat May 20, 2017 3:38 am

Eddie carefully clambered into the ruins and made his way towards where he had seen movement. He was in what was left of a kitchen, the furniture smashed to pieces by the explosion. The stove was intact, and a pair of baleful yellow eyes glowed underneath it.
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mister Ginge » Sat May 20, 2017 7:55 pm

"What 'ave we 'ere then? Come on darling, out you come."

Eddie beckons to the creature in as reassuring a manner as he can, careful not to startle it or cause it to run, if at all possible.
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun May 21, 2017 12:33 am

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Eddie, please roll Fast Talk.
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mister Ginge » Sun May 21, 2017 2:42 pm

[Spoiler-Button]Fast Talk:
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun May 21, 2017 4:18 pm

A small black cat squirmed out from underneath the stove. "Mrrow," it squeaked, cautiously approaching Eddie. It purred as it rubbed against his trouser leg, smearing soot on it in the process. Of course, his ARP uniform was already a little worse for the wear anyway after the last few hours, and would no doubt be moreso before the night was through.
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mister Ginge » Mon May 22, 2017 8:56 am

"Hello there little fella! You're a lucky little sod aren't ye?" Eddie picks up the cat and carefully makes his way out into the street. "Let's hope some of that luck rubs off on me, ey?", he says, looking at his trousers.

"I think you better come with me. Don't want you coming to any harm now do we?"

OOC:   Could Eddie make room for the cat somehow? Maybe use his gas mask bag?  
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue May 23, 2017 4:21 am

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The cat is small enough to fit in the cardboard box on a string you use to carry your gas mask, as long as you remove the gas mask and put it somewhere else. Alternatively, your bicycle has a basket in the front, and the cat would fit nicely into that.
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mister Ginge » Tue May 23, 2017 11:49 am

Eddie puts the cat in his bicycle basket, making sure it's comfortable.

"Now then....Felix, let's see if we can find anyone else in this god forsaken mess."

Mounting his bike, he slowly carries on down the road, eyes and ears peeled...
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed May 24, 2017 4:24 am

Eddie continued pedaling along Cable Street, soon approaching the point where it ended at a T-intersection with White Horse Road.

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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mister Ginge » Wed May 24, 2017 8:29 am

Spoiler: [Spoiler-Button] Spot hidden roll:
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu May 25, 2017 4:52 am

Eddie could see a faint reddish-orange glow through gaps between the buildings to his left, in the direction of Commercial Road, which ran roughly parallel to Cable Street. No doubt it was from fires caused by incendiaries.
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Re: IC-Ep 1-The Eye of the Storm(Eddie Lawlor only)

Postby Mister Ginge » Thu May 25, 2017 10:02 am

Eddie makes his way as directly as he can to the reddish-orange glow. He's careful not to approach too closely until he's assessed the situation. He rubs Felix's ears for good luck.
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