Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

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Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby kabukiman » Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:24 pm

After several days of walk, you find yourselves atop a small crest in sight of a massive, abrupt cliff rising five hundred feet up from the jungle floor. This must be the isolated plateau depicted in the Soldier’s tomb map—the final landmark which points to the lost city of Paititi. Its towering stone walls are dark gray and rough. Thick, low-lying clouds, likely steam vapor from an unseen geyser or other volcanically-heated pool, wreath the plateau in a billowy shroud. The air has a moist smell to it and feels charged with primal energy. Occasional dark, leather-winged shapes flit about the edges of its inaccessible shelf high above, and the screeches in the sky are unlike those of any bird.



OOC: Please make a selection of what material you want to bring from the boat; you cannot take more than 20 kg by person (more or less), or you will have some penalties.
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby Mephistophilis » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:48 pm

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I'd like to take the gear I have listed, basically a revolver, Bible, first aid kit, and some camping gear - probably within 20kg? Also, does Alex still have a -5 to physical stats? Can we heal some HPs - we didn't get the chance to use any First Aid and it's been a few days, I think the Pulp Handbook says 2HP/day.
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby Starspawn338 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:22 pm

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Butch will get his tools organized in his outfit, his belt and his tool box. After that is done, he will pack his outdoor camping gear with as much food and water as he can manage. Finally, he will get his weapons, keeping his machete in hand.

"Are we going to have to climb?" He speculates out loud.
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:06 pm

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"Looks like it," says Harry. "Unless there's a hidden cave with a tunnel leading up or something. Good thing I brought rope." He looks upward. "Are those pterodactyls? We just keep making the most incredible discoveries!"

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I'd like to carry everything on my character sheet for starters, but I don't know how much it all weighs. If it's less than 20 kg, I can add other things we might need from the boat.
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby Mephistophilis » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:27 pm

Fr Malone strains his neck to take in the towering wall of rock. 'Climb that? You have got to be kidding me' he splutters taking a long pull on his bottle of whiskey. Alex peers up at the dark shapes circling the shelf trying to make them out.
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby Snapper » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:31 am

OOC:   Is there an equipment weight chart somewhere?

Crowley will bring everything listed in his character sheet plus spare ammunition for the various firearms. He'll also bring binoculars, flashlight, compass, magnifying glass, water bottle and some rope. Finally, if that is still under 20kg, rations, a machete and camping gear would seem a good idea.  


Crowley regards the jungle with displeasure. "As well as those killer goldfish, legend has it there are Amazonian spiders so large the native children keep them on leashes as pets. Members of the tarantula family, I believe. Disagreeable creatures."
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby kabukiman » Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:20 pm

OOC: By the way, I just remembered now: you have your "double characters" that can take an extra 10 kg each. But only Alex and Harry doubles can bring 10 kg of new material from the boat, because the stuff that Butch and Crowley bring are much heavier (all those weapons, tools, radio...).

The list for now is:

Harry (his double can bring another 10 kg)
45 revolver
machete
rope
shovel
flashlight
lighter
canteen
backpack
rations
pith helmet

Alex: (his double can bring another 10 kg)
32 Revolver and rounds
Bottle whiskey
Holy water
Bible
Crucifix
Wrist watch
Torch (flashlight)
First aid kit
Large box matches and case of cigarillos
Outdoor Camping Gear (backpack, tent, cooking supplies, sleeping roll)


Crowley:
45 revolver (Webley Mk VI) (1d10+2 / 15 yards / 1(3) / 6 shot, 5 bullets loaded)
.38 snub-nosed revolver (Colt Detective Special) (1d10 / 15 yards / 1(3) / 6 shot, 5 bullets loaded)
Double barreled 12 gauge shotgun (4d6/2d6/1d6 / 10-20-50 yards / 1-2 / 2 shot)
Gurkha Kukri knife (1d4+2)
Pipe
Safari suit and pith helmet
binoculars, flashlight, compass, magnifying glass, water bottle and some rope



Butch:
Tool Outfit
Hand Drill
Crowbar
Gasoline Blowtorch
Electricians Gloves
Tool Belt and Safety Strap
Rotary Tool Grinder
Home Tool Set in a Box
Portable Radio
Outdoor Camping Gear (Backpack, tent, cooking supplies, sleeping roll)
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby Starspawn338 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:44 pm

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Don't forget I'm bringing my weapons also.
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:50 pm

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I'm still not sure how much everything weighs, or what supplies we have available on the boat.
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby Snapper » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:52 am

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So Crowley's double ("Red" Devlin) can't bring anything extra? No problems if that's the case.
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby Mephistophilis » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:23 am

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So, what do we need from the boat? More rope, food and water, some machetes, a bit of fuel for cooking/setting fire to things...
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby kabukiman » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:42 pm

OOC: You have several kind of tools, weapons, tents, food, radio, ropes, medical equipment. The only thing missing is a photographic machine (I'm pretty sure, that one of those old machines would cover the 10 kg). And you can always bring extra food and ammo
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby Mephistophilis » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:57 pm

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Since none of us has the photography skill maybe we could say one of our helpers does?
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby kabukiman » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:07 pm

OOC: I'm ok with that!
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby Mephistophilis » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:25 pm

Father Malone hands his assistant Maria Paraguaçu a machete, 'take this my dear, you might need it, perhaps you could carry that fuel can if you have the room'.
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby Snapper » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:10 am

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Red Devlin is a journalist, I'm happy to say he will have some points in photography. Having said that, portable pocket cameras were well and truly established by the 1920s so if Red's bringing a camera, he's bringing a Kodak folding pocket camera, would be lucky to weigh 500g wet, not 10kg! None of your 1890s equipment!
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:03 am

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In that case, I and my assistant will take extra water, food, and ammo.
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby Mephistophilis » Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:11 am

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movie camera?
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby Snapper » Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:19 pm

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No thank you, Devlin did not want s movie camera. The pocket Kodak will do fine.
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Re: Chapter 4- The Lost Plateau

Postby Mephistophilis » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:28 pm

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Okay, if no one wants it I'll get my assistant to carry some more supplies and amend the post
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