IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Story and his friends investigate and soon identify those behind the monster's appearance, which leads to a deadly confrontation for Brook and Eugene and the arrival of something truly horrific.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby DrkRoxas » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:09 am

Seamus had been spacing out for a while now, just listening to all the idle chatter happening around him since the time he saw Nell's mauled corpse in front of him. He had been moving just by inertia, with no real guiding light of where to go.

His eyes lock onto Anna, who since the time they met, irradiated some weird aura that calmed him, perhaps he was more crazy now that everything happened, and her experience with mental issues drew Seamus to her, seeking shelter in this new broken self.

"Excuse me miss, I realize if you're skeptical about the beast, but believe me, after seeing Nell's corpse like that, I have no option but to believe it..." Seamus then looked into the horizon, kind of spacing out for a few seconds again, just before looking at everyone gathered with angry eyes, which were oddly paired with a grin that expressed a weird sense of satisfaction.

"I will hunt this beast down, even if it's the last thing I do while being alive!"

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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby Shelfunit » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:06 am

"Look here" Charles speaks up "Can someone explain exactly what is happening here?" He looks around the group "How is any of this relevant to us? Why are we not leaving this to the authorities? Does anyone here work for the Government, in any capacity?"

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Please can someone convince Charles (any and all methods accepted) - he's feeling like he's in a conspiracy theorist meeting at the mo
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:57 pm

"I do," said Rufus, stepping forward and extending his hand to Charles. "I'm Lord Rufus Colville, and I'm with the Foreign Office. I understand your skepticism, and in fact I share it. I haven't seen this beast or any evidence of it, but I do know that Catherine Exeter has escaped from a sanitarium, and she is an extremely dangerous woman from everything I've heard. I also cannot understand how she managed to escape. I visited the sanitarium myself and saw the basement shelter where she'd been. She went into the water closet and didn't come again, and when they opened it it was empty. The only odd thing I noticed was a vertical seam in the concrete wall. The matron who was escorting her had been sacked. They assumed she must not have been paying attention."

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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby DrkRoxas » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:11 pm

Seamus fights the urge to get up on Charles's and Rufus's faces, his tolerance with skepticism had really gone down in the last few days. In the end he controls it, but one more word about not believing in the monster might just make him snap out of it.

"I'm not on the side of the brightest, but my gut is almost never wrong, I can't help but feel that this Catherine gal is somewhat connected to the beast, whaddaya guys think?" He says addressing Story's group, trying to get as far away from Rufus and Charles as possible.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby jaysun81 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:13 pm

Turning his attention briefly to Seamus, Story says, "Of course she is." Runs his hand through his hair before stuffing his hands in his pockets looks at Elizabeth and continues, "Honestly I think the Steadmans house should be our first step. As far as the Jaegerschreck we know that light affects it, and based on my research I'm confident that I could banish it if I can get close. However, it can't be our priority because like Elizabeth said, we can't investigate from the air. We will probably have to wait for it to come for us, or for us to stumble upon it."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:24 am

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You don't need to be extremely close to the creature to attempt to banish it. Being able to see it would probably be sufficient, but even if you can't (it does after all like dark places), just knowing where it is should be good enough.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby DrkRoxas » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:55 am

Seamus gives Story a crooked grin and walks towards him. After getting close, he whispers to him.

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"You guys seem to be the only ones actually wanting to solve this, whatever your motives are, so I'd like to come with you instead of staying and hearing religious pricks blinded by faith"


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Idk if I can do this, maybe surrounding players need to roll listen to hear me. I'm sorry if this is not allowed, I'll edit it if necessary.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby aine » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:21 pm

Phyllis Cruckshank slurps down the last of her tea, adjusts her large hat and struggles to her feet. "These old bones," she murmurs. "Still, sitting around never did anyone any good. To be honest, I'm rather worried about the Steadmans' neighbour, Doris Spangler. She's a lovely lady and she's keeping an eye on the Steadman house for us.
I'd like to get back and check she's still alright as soon as possible. We were on our way to alert the asylum of Catherine Exeter's whereabouts when we dropped in here. But now I'd rather get back to the street in Queensway."
She looks at the other old lady sitting next to her on the pew, "Are you ready, Maggie?"
She looks primly at some of the gentlemen lounging around. "It might be nice to have some support. Unless you have more pressing engagements?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby Thorn » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:17 pm

Brook looks at Story. "Well, if it's indeed the same house we visited...earlier...then we know the layout. We should bring some light sources, though, just in case. I know there's a black out, but if that thing comes..." She chews her lip. Looking at Seamus, she smiles. "Good thing not everyone is Scullying us."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:56 am

"Aye, I'm ready, Phyllis," said Maggie, rising to her feet.

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DrkRoxas, it's perfectly fine to whisper to someone in a spoiler button like that. It would be pretty hard for someone to overhear a whisper like that, but I'll allow anyone who cares to try to roll Listen. If the roll is less than or equal to half the character's skill, the player may read that spoiler button as well.

Story, Elizabeth, and Brook do have electric torches, which have not been hooded for the blackout.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby yockenthwaite » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:00 am

"That certainly sounds like a plan," says Elizabeth, smiling. "I'll come too, if that's ok. I'd like to have a look at this house."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby Pastiche » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:31 am

"I would like to join as well", Benjamin adds. "Let's try and send this beast back to the abyss it came from!", suddenly uncharacteristically belligerent for a small old man.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby Shelfunit » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:03 pm

Charles takes a deep breath, and sighs a long sigh. "I still think we should leave this to the authorities, but never let it be said that Charles Davis isn't ready to lend a hand when a Lady asks". He turns to Brook "If you need some torches, I think I may have a couple in stock at my shop, if there's time perhaps we could stop off there, and we could see if I have anything else we might need".

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Do I need to make a luck roll for that, or is it assumed my shop will have a few useful things in it?


EDIT: Being a shop keeper, and listening to his customers chattering Charles can't but help trying to over hear Seamus's whisper (come on dice roll!)
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby DrkRoxas » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:27 am

Seamus smirks back at Brook. "Right you are missy, I like your attitude, you remind me of myself when I was a wee lil lad" He said before turning to the whole group planning to go to the Steadman house.

"Shall we head for the house right away? I want to end this crap once and for all." He said with a crooked grin, together with eyes that seemed to have had their life stolen from them.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:32 am

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A general store would have electric torches, no need for a roll. They'd all be hooded for use in the blackout. You can stop off there on the way.

The Listen roll would have barely succeeded, but you needed to get half your skill or less (12 or less in this case).

Before I start a new thread, is anyone not going to the Steadman house? If not, what are you planning to do?
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby jaysun81 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:17 am

Story smiles at Seamus comments and nods. Catching Brook's eye when she looks at him and hearing the concern he reaches out for her hand and gently squeezes it reassuringly. After a moment he lets go and after having looked around at those who have spoken up he says, "Sounds like we're all in agreement. As Seamus said, right away."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby Shelfunit » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:46 am

When (if) we stop off at the shop Charles will stock up with enough torches for anyone who doesn't currently have them, a couple of candles, and matches, a satchel, or small back pack, a first aid kit - he still doesn't believe there is a "mysterious beast", but people do get hurt - and his stoutest walking stick. He'll also make sure to note down who got what, and generally maintain his usual meticulous records.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby aine » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:07 pm

Phyllis picks up her vast handbag and hefts her old, stout Victorian umbrella. "Cecil, you would be proud of me, I think." The old lady mutters under her breath, not quite sure what she is getting into but realising she hasn't had so much fun in years; not since The Band of Hope saga in '36.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby Thorn » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:33 pm

Brook looks at Seamus at the "wee little lad" remark. "I'm sixteen." She frowns a bit. "Or perhaps I'm seventeen now....hard to tell, with all the going back and forth," she mutters. She squeezes Story's hand back, grateful for the comfort.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Gathering(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:55 am

Captain Barrow and Rufus remained behind, out of concern that they might be recognized by one of the Steadmans.

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Story, Elizabeth, Brook, Archie, Phyllis, Benjamin, Seamus, Anna, and Charles are moving to the thread linked below:

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