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Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Ahhh, the warm soft glow of the Internet


Don't worry about Tess, Ody. I am actually quite glad of the game reprieve since I have been moving. I am still surrounded by boxes, but the Internet is up. I will probably bang out a post here on my iPad since my computer is still buried.

I agree with you, Al. I think crew members should have some rudimentary skills if they are aboard a ship. Things get picked up as time goes along, etc. etc.

Posted on 2014-02-25 at 00:57:42.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: My two cents


I stil don't have Internet. I am at work, so this will be brief.

I very much doubt our little bomb will take out that huge transport ship. I think Brom's original idea of taking out the ... Er.... ship crane? was a good one.

But I shall do as my captain commands!

Posted on 2014-02-18 at 18:38:44.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Also


Where do you want me to point this cannon, Brom?

Posted on 2014-02-12 at 16:43:03.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Agreed.


I'll make some popcorn so we can properly enjoy the show.

I wanted to let you guys know that I am moving to a new (and improved!) place of residence, so my week has been allocated to packing and hauling. As it is, Tess really has no idea what is happening elsewhere, so she will be in ignorant bliss until someone comes up to the bridge and tells her of the new (and improved!) mess we've all seemed to have landed in.

Posted on 2014-02-12 at 06:18:21.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: And now... The fight scene!


Hey crew! Popping in to check in, read some goodies, and pop out. I am moving to a new (and improved!) place, so my week has been pretty allocated to packing and hauling. I will do my very best to get a post up for you before the scene moves on, but at the very least I am in conference with Al about Tess's moves.

Posted on 2014-02-12 at 06:15:13.

Topic: City Fantastico Q&A: The Quest for Liquor and Shame
Subject: I have exploded


Two jobs kicking my butt.

Love you, Gruggles. I'll get you something equally irishy, angry, and sexy soon.


Posted on 2014-01-29 at 05:05:26.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: So I remembered


Tess's complication: Browncoat.

Should be fun.


Posted on 2014-01-29 at 05:03:14.

Topic: Destiny's Flight - A Serenity RPG
Subject: One word: Browncoat


End of the meeting

It was after Grace’s report that darkness finally came across Tess’s features. Templeton Steele. She had an inkling that big money was involved behind this whole gorram deal, but she didn’t realize that it was money that was spread far and wide through the ‘verse, in and out of the government. Cashy money was all that fat huen dahn cared about, never mind who got in the way. Tess wondered how Badger had gotten his greasy fingers on this job.

Her cheeks began to flush as she thought through all of the injustices that had been caused by that man; the lives that had been lost. His indiscriminate way of dealing to both sides in the war. But they had all been suckered into buying guns at dirt cheap rates, there was nothing for it. He never cared about the quality of merchandise that he was selling; he had never been pinned down while his only chance of escape was the gun that was malfunctioning in his hand. Nope, all that mattered was that folks were buying his guns; and if they were malfunctioning a little, it just meant they had to purchase the better model. That was the legacy of the Man that was Templeton Colt Steele.

The pilot barely heard Angela’s and JC’s comments. Blood pounded in her ears by the fact that this crew had been pushed into a deal with Steele without their knowledge.

“Can I have a word with you?” Grace asked quietly as the others began to leave.

“Sure thing, Gracie,” Tess poured herself the remainder of the tea and leaned up against the table, her lips pressed into a thin line.

Grace waited until the room had cleared before dropping the bombshell, “There is something else, I need to tell you. I actually know Templeton Steele personally.”

“Steele?” Tess spat, “Your on intimate terms with that lurn shwei jah jwohn?

Grace crossed her arms and did her best to look small, “He was a family friend and sort of like an uncle. The only reason why I am bringing it up is because I have reasons to believe he earned a black mark with the companion guild.”

“Why does it matter if that treacherous shi jing chih tu can’t buy himself a guilded whore? It wouldn’t surprise me none if that double-crossing, lily-livered lao chien got himself ousted fer tryin’ to cover up some crackpot scheme involvin’ the Companions.”

“It could be important, maybe not. I just figured it was better if I shared it then kept it to myself.” explained Grace.

“Why didn’t you bring this up while you were tellin’ us it was Mr. Templeton Steele’s bride we’d be haulin’?” she asked, put emphasis on Steele’s name.


Grace frowned before commenting “I don’t trust Catie, therefore I am not going talk about my past in front of her. Simple as that. Not to mention she is a little too good of an actress to earn my trust”

Tess’s mouth opened in an “O” as she took in a deep breath, but Jon cut her off, “Grace, we’ll just keep this quiet for now. We don’t want folk counting on any kind of favor from Templeton Steele just because you knew him back when. … and no need to put you in any spot light. Only you will know when and if we need to use this information and if you want to keep an eye on Catie, well then you just do that.”

Jon raised an eyebrow at Tess. The pilot knew what he was getting it, but for once she was obliged to agree with Grace. Anything with the Steele stamp on it was cause for concern.

“Thanks, Gracie,” she said flatly, “for lettin’ us know.” She turned and left the galley. Jon followed her.

“Well I gather you really like seeing them Simon guys,” he said bemusedly, “ but I’ll need you to stay by the controls when we make the pickup. No telling if we’ll have to cut and run in a hurry if we get in F’n Zse. You’ll have plenty of time around them two after we are in the black.”

“They are awful nice eye candy,” Tess said, her teeth clenched together, “but Steele, Jon. For gorram sake! Had the job not held dire consequences if we don’t do our bonnie best, I’d just as soon as leave that blood money da shao jei on this rock! Let the media eat her for breakfast.”

Persephone, Diviner's Gulch, Day 2, 2:00 am ST

Tess was glad Jon asked her to stay on the bridge. She didn’t trust herself to speak to Lilianna Fairchild and end up botching the deal before it ever began. Destiny floated in like a ghost in the night. Tess found the place easily enough, and set the ship down gently. The area was ugly.

Purty nice place for an ambush. Tess figured Jon was having the same inklings down in the cargo bay. That was always one thing to count on from the war: always looking for the attack.

Jon was a long time before his head popped back onto the bridge.
“I’d never make it as a cruise ship captain. Let’s get outta here and back to the black where we belong.”

Tess rubbed her hands under the seat before starting the ignition sequence, “Thank god for that, Jon. Your belly might'n be saggin' over your belt with all that lazin’ about you’d be doin' on a cruise!”

Jon piped in, “She gave us meat!”

“She did now, did she?” her face held a sour look, “Well, nice that she could bring some fancy vittles to share amoungst the poor folk of the ‘verse.”



The Chinese
*bastard
**merciless bastard
***vulgar folk who value money above everything else
****Con artist
*****sassy/attention-seeking girl


Posted on 2014-01-29 at 05:00:35.
Edited on 2014-01-29 at 05:16:24 by Celeste

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Wowee


Lotsa catching up to do. Ody's right ~ Tess will stay on the bridge.

Sorry for my absence. Working two jobs is really kicking my butt.


Posted on 2014-01-29 at 03:22:01.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: post!


I know it's short, I just felt like we needed to get that missile-attached-to-shuttle bit in the game. I'm good with the plan. Thank you for outlining it, Al. That helped quite a bit.

As to the previous mention of Tess's suprisingly high rifle skill, I always imagined her dropping people off for missions in the war, and providing some sniper cover while she waited for them to come back. Might come in handy for a little crossfire?


Posted on 2014-01-21 at 01:46:50.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Let's trick out the shuttle!


"We’re changin’ plans."

Tess settled in as Wyatt laid out their new plan of action. She liked it. It was simple. Simple meant there was less to booger up.

The idea of laying explosives around Rocinante made her a might twitchy. Even though she was grounded at the present, having to blow those bombs meant the Roc was grounded for a long gorram time.

“Once there, we’ll settle in fer a siege, an’ try t’ weed out their inside man. Maybe he can give us some insight that’ll turn the tide even more. We take that missile that them boys are makin’ for us an’ keep it safe for use against them that come. "

The missile. Having that stashed in the cave meant the only time they would use it if it was for a last resort. Damned if'n I'll let that happen. Suicide bomb wit a bunch of civies and my back ter the wall ain't how I plan to depart this bonny life.

Tess fidgeted with her necklace, quietly thinking as the Captain finished explaining the new plan. He took his hat off, ran his fingers through his hair, and stared off for a moment. She recognized the look. It was the look of a man making sure he dotted his i's and crossed his t's; lives depended on it.

He replaced his hat and said, “Let’s get a move on then. Time is not our friend.”

"Captain," Tess said, sitting up in her chair, "there is one more thing. That missile. We could rig it up to the shuttle. It'd have to be a close pass, but I could launch it at that merc ship. That way we could bring them boys down before they do any damage from the air. Disable 'em, git 'em on the run before things go real dicey.

Even if it don't bring 'em completely down, I could run a little dodge and weave. Nuttin' like a hunk of metal in yer way to spoil plans. Always did say offense is better than defense."


Posted on 2014-01-21 at 01:41:49.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Also


I feel the same way, Ody. Q&A and the story thread don't seem to be lining up for me. But that's ok. We'll wing it.

Posted on 2014-01-19 at 15:37:34.
Edited on 2014-01-19 at 16:06:24 by Celeste

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Present


Work week got away from me. Guess I will wait unti the next go around.

Posted on 2014-01-19 at 15:27:26.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Present


I am here. Work week got away from me. Will be posting asap witht the lnowledge that I will be flying the shuttle.

Posted on 2014-01-19 at 15:23:20.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: oh!


Nice post, Ody! Cogs are working. Should have something up soon!

Posted on 2014-01-09 at 15:30:29.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Emergence


So my holiday trip ended up being a week longer than anticipated. What was anticipated was the lack of internet access. I had it once for about fifteen minutes, which was liberating, but a bit of a shock at first for an interwebs junkie like myself.

I also slept for two days after coming back.

Upon being completely rested, refreshed, and back into the work grind, I am ready for some gaming!


Posted on 2014-01-06 at 23:35:54.

Topic: City Fantastico Q&A: The Quest for Liquor and Shame
Subject: I HAVE DONE THE BUSINESS


IT WAS SHORT, BUT WHO CARES. WE'RE GOING INSIDE.

Posted on 2013-12-21 at 02:48:37.

Topic: Tales of City Fantastico
Subject: Kate ~ ONWARD, GILLIGAN


The PDA. There is something very odd about this.

Kathryn McDonnell stared down at the electronic device in her hand. It felt heavy, cold, and completely foreign, as though it hadn’t been there moments ago. Suddenly, she clasped it protectively to her chest and a sense of relief washed over her. Katie only then realized how nice it was to have a complete lack of chauvinistic prigs and drug addicts in their group.

She swung into very spacious cargo space of the icecream van and perched on the deep freezer as Percy kicked the vehicle into gear.

“Onward, Icecream Man,” she exclaimed, gesticulating with the K ration that Vitali had given to her, “to cards, to booze, AND TO HOT AND GREASY PUB FOOD.”




The icecream truck rocked gently as Percy came to a stop. Katie moved to stare out the service window towards the entrance. As though someone had cued them from off stage right, two ridiculously dressed Aussies strolled forward. Their strange mash-up of cockney and third grade grammar was easily discernible over the tinny calliope music issuing from the truck’s speakers. If that alone hadn’t made Katie want to punch them in the face, their “get in the door” approach did.

“Soddin’ idiots,” she mumbled, leaning forward on her elbows to watch the show. Her hand slapped her forehead as ‘Columbo’ quickly reached forward to try and get in. Only when the Aussie stopped mid pose did Katie realize how beefed up security had become since the last time she had been in this joint. The Aussies rocketed through the air, only barely missing their bizarre vehicle.

”F***.” Katie whispered under her breath. ”Telekinetic Super Bouncers.”

This place was a hell of a lot swankier since the last time she had been in.

She and Vitali went on to explain what and who TBSs were. Percy seemed to think she was adding to whatever little diddy he had been singing to himself; Downhouser, well, he was Downhouser.

“We’re here, guys,” Percy said with a disturbing grin, “What’re we gonna do, now?”

“I say we get in there, do a little gambling, have something to drink, and gather some f***ing information,” she said quietly, “We know where we need to go after this; it’s time to find out how hard it’s going to be. If anything, just find out if people are already on our trail. I say half an hour, hour tops, and we meet back here.”

Katie reached up and pulled her hair out of its bun. Long auburn tresses shook down around her shoulders, and she ran her fingers through it to smooth it down. She unbuttoned the top button of her shirt and pulled it down so an ample amount of creamy cleavage threatened to tumble out.

“Alright, let’s do this thing,” she said, throwing open the sliding door.

As they filed out of the van, Katie slipped her arm into Downhouser’s and began pulling him towards the two bouncers.

“Come on,” she whispered back to the others, “stay as a group. My name might actually be on there; I have played the tables here before.”

The two TSBs looked as imposing as ever as they approached the door. She looked at them calmly and said, “McDonnell.”


Posted on 2013-12-21 at 02:46:10.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Future collaborations and holiday break


I believe a future collab between myself and Vanadia is in order. Please feel free to have Angela be as much of a headcase as you wish . I will leave it all up to your interpertation. Let's just say Tess will be prepared for a little 'dancing'.

I am happy to rp this out if anyone is confused by Tess's suggestion about waking Angela up in the morning.

I didn't mean to ignore Catie's question; Angela's distressed state needed to be addressed first. I can imagine that the shopping trip into town will leave Tess's mouth watering if Catie begins to start describing recipes.

Ody and I have already discussed a one on one. If it doesn't happen before we take off, I'm sure it will go down on our way to the cruise.

I will be pretty absent this next week for the holidays. I will probably have internet access, but I have no idea if I will have time to post.


Posted on 2013-12-21 at 00:59:37.
Edited on 2013-12-21 at 01:02:49 by Celeste

Topic: Destiny's Flight - A Serenity RPG
Subject: Tess ~ A deals a deal, even if it is a shoddy one


"I disobeyed, Grace," Angela practically whispered as she spoke, “You told me to relax and not draw attention to myself. I didn't do that so well. I couldn't help it...the deal was going south and we need this job, right?" The girl was beginning to work herself into a frenzy. Tess frowned as her voiced raised in pitch, "And I guess that was part of keeping everybody safe 'cause I just found myself speaking up and Badger seemed to like it...and then Jon agreed to everything and it's a bad deal, Grace! We're in deep kimchee and it's all my fault."

“Yer darn tootin’ right it’s a bad deal,” Tess said flatly, “but it ain’t yer fault, jei-jei, no way. Had we known before hand he’d take so kindly to yah, things might’n have gone down a bit different like. In a good way,” she paused and cocked her eyebrow at Angela.

“Point is,” the pilot moved to sit down at the table, “Capt’n’s had his knickers in a twist fer a while now, and that ain’t nobody’s fault but his own. I’m thinkin’ it might’n be time fer me to knock a little sense into that thick skull of his. In the meanwhile, we honor our word and do the job. Better to be shovelin’ frozen manure fer pennies on the dollar than going back on an oath.

“Now Ang, if ya’ll want to come into resupply with Catie and I, yer more than welcome. Though it might’n be a good idea to do a little journalin’?”

Tess took a drink from her cup. How much did she want to reveal, given that Catie had barely been aboard Destiny for more than an hour?

“If Catie could be so kind as to be fixin’ breakfast for the both of us early, I’ll be waiting outside yer door with a tray after yer mornin’ rituals. Give us a chance to debrief before we see to our new passengers. No orders, just girl talk. Sound good?”


Posted on 2013-12-21 at 00:48:40.

Topic: Interested in Redwall / Mistmantle -esque game with an
Subject: Well slap my whiskers!


I've got to admit, I am a little confused on character creation. Mainly combining the d6 rolls that were provided? I'll muddle it out.

And I've changed my other mind! I'm making up a hare-brained roguey rogue!

EDIT: I just found the breakdown on using the d6 rolls. I'm good!


Posted on 2013-12-20 at 05:05:02.
Edited on 2013-12-20 at 05:10:47 by Celeste

Topic: Interested in Redwall / Mistmantle -esque game with an
Subject: As the snow falls upon the leaves


I am so darned excited I may end up doing a character sheet tonight! Rabbit Warrior!

Posted on 2013-12-19 at 19:41:33.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: No fishbowls, unless you count the closet.


I am sorry if I gave you that impression. Angela's Advanced Metabolism Asset/Complication makes for an interesting role playing element. No doubt it is obvious how she is consistantly hungry compared to the rest of the crew's eating habits. I would imagine Tess got in the habit of offering Angela food whenever there seemed to be a lull.

The last two paragraphs in Angela's last post...

With that, she ripped away the cord holding her hair back, letting it float around and hiding her ashen face. She just wanted to get back to the ship without crying or throwing up or falling down. Find her hideaway cot and pull the blanket across. Close the box tight. Where did that come from?! 

Angela didn’t get her wish…not right away. There was one too many people waiting at the ship, and from the way Stephanie spoke to the Captain, that person was joining the crew. Angela kept very quiet, ignoring her pounding head, and hoped people would forget she was there. Otherwise, they may decide the ship was too crowded and pack her away…..


certainly gave the impression that Angela didn't want to deal with all of this any more. I would imagine that the pounding headache and submissive posturing would be indicative to the crew how Angela was feeling. Tess recommended that she go lay down, but I purposefully didn't mention her again because I had no idea if Angela would go to her room or come with us to the galley.

If you would like Angela to have more one on one interaction with Tess, I am happy to do a collaberation via pms. When I rejoined Destiny, I was under the impression that Angela was more drawn to JC and Grace. Please let me know if I misunderstood.

Also: the last time I checked, Jon was in charge.

Posted on 2013-12-19 at 19:27:55.

Topic: Interested in Redwall / Mistmantle -esque game with an
Subject: BY THE TUFTS ON MY EARS!


Seriously. Just read through character creation in its entirity, and I remembered how many books I read in the Redwall series, AND AGAIN I SQUEED LIKE A LITTLE GIRL. Holidays are craaaaaaaazy right now, but when I get back, and if there is enough space, and you will have me, I WOULD LOVE TO BE IN YOUR GAME, AYRN.

Posted on 2013-12-19 at 16:22:52.

Topic: City Fantastico Q&A: The Quest for Liquor and Shame
Subject: I WILL COMMENCE TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM


REALLY. IT'S ON.

WE'RE GOING IN.

TO GET OUR NEW PLAYER.

AND DO A LITTLE GAMBLING.

Posted on 2013-12-19 at 03:43:21.

 


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