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Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: No one likes paperwork


Colonel Sanders sat down at the desk of the room assigned him and dunked his tea bag into his hat water several times. At last, he had a few moments of peace to sort out things. With great responsibility came a great big pile of paperwork. He put the PADD down in front on him and started to go through the documents. It was pure luck that things went the way they did for him. Had things gone south, the military would have had him as a martyr.

Knock Knock Knock

At the sound at his door, Sanders briefly considered pretending he wasn’t there before barking out a “Come in!”

In came Hicks, Vasques and Hudson – his team. Not that anyone was trying to take them away from him. Hicks was considered too intense, Vasques too unpredictable and Hudson too much of a hot head, but Sanders found they could get results when the ships were falling. Recent events proving that to be true, although he wished that Hudson hadn’t slugged a commanding officer three times and assorted other soldiers. He had to fight hard to be allowed to bust him to private and not court martial him.

“We think we found the Gun, “ Hicks said as they came in.

“Think?” Sanders asked, “what do you mean think?”

“There this guy on one of the drop teams – Simon Cowell.” Vasques said, “He is known for finding and selling unique weapons. We think he grabbed it.”

“He goes under the name “the Collector” and put a gun on auction via the cortex. Called it The Samaritan. Hudson is sure it is the one.“

“Yeah I was there when the big guy shot him so I’d think I’d know.”

Sanders nodded, aware that a “but” was coming, “Okay. So why have we not picked him up?”

“There is no real evidence that Simon is The Collector. It is just a rumour.” Hick said evenly, “Plus he’s military with no bad marks on his record so ...”

“We go in now and the jarheads put a shield on him and we lose the gun, “ Hudson whines, “We’re gorram humped Colonel!”

“Unless...” Vasques said mysteriously.

“What?” Hudson asked.

Hicks wrinkled his face, “I’m not sure about that Vasques. You sure you wanna?”

“Wanna what?” Asked Hudson.

“It gets me into his room. He gives me permission. Why not?” Vasques replied.

“Permission for What?????” Hudson whined again, “Will someone buy me a gorram clue here!!!”

Sanders sighed, “Okay. My tea is getting cold and I don’t want to know anymore of the plan. Just go get results.”

“Why not?” Hicks asked.

“So I can’t testify against you. Now out!”

Later that night

Simon Cowell could not believe his luck as this gorgeous woman he met in the officer lounged pushed him up against the wall and kissed him hard. He was surprised to find a girl as much into guns as he was but this was beyond his wildest dreams.

“Umm, want to go back to my room?” He asked when she came up for breathe.

“Ooo. I thought you’d never ask. Lead on Tiger.” Vasques purred at him.

Simon restrained himself not to run down the corridor. He lead his “date” back to his room and fumbled with the card for the door.

“You sure you want me to come in?” Vasques asked haughtily.

“Yes!” Simon said louder than he expected and cleared his throat, “Yes. I want you to come in.”

“I can be a little rough.”

“Fine with me!”

“Will you show me your gun collection?”

“Babe, I will show you anything you want.”

“I like that. Let’s go in.” Vasques replied and hung onto him as they passed through the door. She kissed him again and playfully pushed him onto the bed. ”Show be the biggest one you got, it will turn me on.”

“Oh yeah Babe, “ Simon said as he reached for his pants buckle.

“No!” Vasques said, “I meant the guns. The real. Big. Guns.”

Simon nodded emphatically and leaped off the bed and over to his case locker. He typed in the code for the password and looked over at Vasques who was taking off her jacket to reveal the tank-top underneath. Why was this lock taking so long!!!!! He got it opened and began to look through the collection.

“What’s that one?”Vasques came up behind him and leans against him from behind. The feel of her breasts through the fabric of her top against his neck drove him wild. “Yeah! That one I just got from the merc mission. Pulled it off a dead one.”

“Really. That is so naughty.” Vasques pulled the huge gun out of his hands and rubs it lovingly with her hands. It was a huge gun, with a five shot barrel made to take shotgun shell sized casings. “Hey! Didn’t I see this on the core? Called the Superman?”

“”The Samaritan!” Simon corrected her.

“That’s right.” Vasques moved really close to Simon and pushed herself against his body, “Hey! Let’s play Federal Marshall and the naughty Soldier.”

Simon nodded vigorously, “I like the sound of that. What do you have in mind?”

“Well. First I cuff you.” She said as she snapped the cuffs around his wrist seductively.” And then I push you down on the bed so I can question you.” She turned and pushed him over onto the bed.

Simon smiled coyly back, “Question me huh? Yeah Babe, question away.

Vasquez smiled back and then did something Simon wasn’t expecting. She walked over to the doorway and let in two gentlemen, dressed in Federal Marshall uniforms.

“Oh officers!” Vasques said in mock distress, “I am so glad you came. I think this man is stealing evidence from a federal marshall investigation.” She held the gun up to show Hicks and Hudson.

“Great!” Hudson took the gun from Vasques, “I say we scrag him! No offence.” He said insincerely to Simon.

“Stop it.” Hicks said drily.

“Hey! They can’t bust me lower than private!” Hudson said.

“Yeah but that is not the point Hudson.” Hicks replied, “I see here a whole list of crimes here Simon. Enough for you to lose your commission. Even do some time on Perdition.”

“What! No! I was just...”

“Oh I know. Beautiful thing like this, locked away in a gun locker for years before getting melted down for scrap. Terrible really.”

“Right! I just wanted ...”

“Hey I hear you but rules are rules now.”

“You set me up!!!!!”

Vasques smiled, “Me? No! I just got the hots for a guy who didn’t realize I was a federal marshall and then you showed me evidence from a crime scene. Cut and dry really.”

“Gorram right!” Hudson said and reached down to grab Simon, “Where the nearest airlock?”

Simon fell to his knees, “No! Please!”

“Stop it Hudson.” Hicks said, “I have an idea.”

“So do I.” Hudson retorted, “Airlock.”

Hicks rolled his eyes, “Here is an option Simon. You take your guns, and turn yourself over to us and give us a complete confession. We will put in a good word, say you cooperated and gave us intel on some of your buyers and you get a light sentence.”

“I’d still lose my commission!”

“The other option is I let Hudson here take care of you because then I don’t have to fill in paperwork.”

He looked over at Hudson who smiled broadly at Simon. Simon turned back to Hicks, “I’ll take the first option.”

Posted on 2014-09-18 at 18:14:08.

Topic: The Island of Putnam the Mad
Subject: The room


Examination of the room tells you little. The booby trap was poorly set and the crossbows are the exact same as the ones from the weapon room you explored. Both the Cidals feel the occupant was either a kobold or goblin based on the smell in the room.

The papers reveal no map but do appear to have been a spell book torn apart. The only spell that Alondas finds that is still intact is an “identify”.

There is nothing under the bed or of note inside of it. The set of drawers contains small outfits that one would associate with a butler or serving staff.

On the desk is a note:

Boz, many bad bests in hom. I hid acroz hall.


Posted on 2014-09-18 at 13:58:15.

Topic: Tann's 2014 NFL U Pick'em Game
Subject: bwaha


Second place with the die roller! Woohoo!!!!!!!

Posted on 2014-09-17 at 16:41:58.

Topic: Tann's 2014 NFL U Pick'em Game
Subject: hey!!!


The dice roller is my gig Ody!!!!! Don't steal my gig!

Posted on 2014-09-16 at 17:37:22.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: oh yeah ....dead guy


"Shiny." Sung chewed the inside of his lip for just a moment before speaking up once more. "Colonel, 'fore Havelock died he asked t' be buried with his men in Serenity Valley. I promised him I'd see t' that an' I'm a man o' my word. What papers do I need t' sign, or waves do I need t' send, t' make sure that his dyin' wish is made t' be reality?"

"Yes, Callahan told me about that. Considering the man's service record and his sacrifice, I can't see this being a problem. Once we contact his next of kin, arrangements can be made - least we can do really." Sanders replied. "what about your man John Ryan? Did you have any thoughts or wishes for him?"

Posted on 2014-09-16 at 17:26:42.

Topic: Tann's 2014 NFL U Pick'em Game
Subject: week 3


Tampa Bay at Atlanta
San Diego at Buffalo
Dallas at St. Louis
Washington at Philadelphia
Houston at NY Giants
Minnesota at New Orleans
Tennessee at Cincinnati
Baltimore at Cleveland
Green Bay at Detroit
Indianapolis at Jacksonville
Oakland at New England
San Francisco at Arizona
Denver at Seattle
Kansas City at Miami
Pittsburgh at Carolina
Chicago at NY Jets


Posted on 2014-09-16 at 12:48:45.

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


I have done a short post to let people react. I will follow up with Wolf and his new Advocate, going back to Rocinante for your effects, the investigation by Sander's people and then finish this off.

Posted on 2014-09-14 at 20:27:39.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: short one


"Colonel," Sung runs a hand through his hair resigned to the necessity of what he's about to say. He knows the rest of his crew understands. "Take the reward money from the violin an' find Wolf the best advocate you can. I'll be mighty obliged t' have my mechanic back on board Roc when she's ready t' fly once more, an' none of this kindness was expected anyway."

"Yeah, I figured as much. You are in luck because one of the ladies you rescued is one of the best defence advocates in the verse - Sandra Wong. I will get word to her that you are in need and I am sure she'll be here for you soon."

"Are we...free to go?" Willow asked," Not that I know where we will go...but are you satisfied with your inquiry, Colonel? We have matters to deal with, and it's been a very, very long number of days since any of us have slept."

"We will be docking in a couple of hours in Lu'Weng (capital city of Sihnon) where you will be shuttled to the Wu-Hyatt Resort. Your rooms have been arranged and you may order anything you need, clothing, food whatever. You may communicate with whomever you need to at that point. We have taken the liberty of contacting the next of kin for John Ryan and Captain Winston Havelock. Your ship needs extensive repairs and the estimate I heard was a week to ten days to get it flight worthy. I will arrange for Mr. Apollo to be kept on Intrepid and not transferred to prison holding until your advocate can speak to him."

(can we speak to him?)

"Until he gets an Advocate, I don't recommend it but we could arrange one of you to see him. I will warn you though you will be under surveillance."

(Can we get some of personal effects off Rocinante?)

"Yes, Of course. Your ship will be brought to Sihnon before the morning. Once you have some rest, then you will be allowed to go to the ship and I am sure the Baron will want to thank you personally."

(We had a cargo and passenger?)

"Yes, the monk. Sifu? His cargo will be transferred to another ship and both will be taken to their destination."

(any other questions, chime in and I can back post. As well pick a crew member to go see Wolf and we can post that)

The ship docks at Lu'Weng and you are taken to your rooms at the Wu-Hyatt. Suites would be closer to what you get, with a huge bed, clean sheets, hot water, Jacuzzi tubs and access to several high class five star restaurants. The passes you are given give you full run of the hotel, everything being covered by the Star Cruise Liner corporation and their insurance company. Seeing a bed makes you realize that you have been up for over 36 hours and in a battle as well. Sleep comes easily but not without some bad dreams and emotions held at bay until now.

(I have more to post but want to give a chance to react and interact before storming off to the conclusion.)


Posted on 2014-09-14 at 20:25:34.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: posting


I hope to give Vanadia some time to post this weekend and then I will follow up with my own.

Posted on 2014-09-12 at 16:41:47.

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


I hope to give Vanadia some time to post this weekend and then I will follow up with my own.

Posted on 2014-09-12 at 16:41:19.

Topic: Tann's 2014 NFL U Pick'em Game
Subject: Did I read this right?


Baltimore won? Chalk up another one for the die roller!!!!!

Posted on 2014-09-12 at 13:39:50.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: I need a post to this one first


Unfortunately we have had a lot of people come and go in the game but we keep a nice core of people and characters. Mmv will be joining us as Jade Storm (pilot) and I will need a pilot for Destiny once the Wedding Planners runs out.

Posted on 2014-09-11 at 14:56:50.

Topic: Tann's 2014 NFL U Pick'em Game
Subject: My picks by the die roller


Pittsburgh at Baltimore
Miami at Buffalo
Jacksonville at Washington
Dallas at Tennessee
Arizona at NY Giants
New England at Minnesota
New Orleans at Cleveland
Atlanta at Cincinnati
Detroi at Carolina
St. Louis at Tampa Bay
Seattle at San Diego
Houston at Oakland
NY Jets at Green Bay
Kansas City at Denver
Chicago at San Francisco
Philadelphia at Indianapolis


Posted on 2014-09-11 at 14:52:44.
Edited on 2014-09-11 at 14:53:01 by Alacrity

Topic: Tann's 2014 NFL U Pick'em Game
Subject: Here is the list


Pittsburgh at Baltimore
Miami at Buffalo
Jacksonville at Washington
Dallas at Tennessee
Arizona at NY Giants
New England at Minnesota
New Orleans at Cleveland
Atlanta at Cincinnati
Detroit at Carolina
St. Louis at Tampa Bay
Seattle at San Diego
Houston at Oakland
NY Jets at Green Bay
Kansas City at Denver
Chicago at San Francisco
Philadelphia at Indianapolis


Did I get that right?

Posted on 2014-09-11 at 14:48:03.

Topic: The Island of Putnam the Mad
Subject: moving moving moving


The room has been searched before but as Alondas passes by a page on the floor he notices that it is written in the magic arcane script that mages use to inscribe spells. He peers down at the page and realizes that it is a light spell, now torn in half.

Wembley looks to the other door in the room. He checks it for traps and finds nothing and the door appears to be unlocked. He hears nothing from the other room.

This room is dark. In the light from the hall you can see furniture and rubbish all over the floor. Four heavy crossbows had been set up to face where you are standing, but they were set up so improperly that when you opened the door the rope pulled them off the crates they were on and they fire up into the ceiling. As well, they had been set up so low that they would have shot at your knees if they had been set properly.

There is a single bed in the room, a small desk, a set of drawers and night table. The room looks like it was used by someone small in stature but hasn't returned in a long time. The floor is covered with many pieces of paper and debris of broken household items.


Posted on 2014-09-10 at 17:35:37.
Edited on 2014-09-10 at 17:35:50 by Alacrity

Topic: Tann's 2014 NFL U Pick'em Game
Subject: 10


10 points with the die roller. That is funny.

Posted on 2014-09-10 at 13:32:07.

Topic: M&M3 New Camelot: Noir Camelot Q/A
Subject: shared


It was a shared delusion then because I read it too

Posted on 2014-09-09 at 16:25:14.

Topic: Ads on the Inn?
Subject: clams got legs


Toothpaste has reviews???????????????????????????????

Posted on 2014-09-09 at 14:34:49.

Topic: Hex-Winged - Fly or Fall
Subject: understand


School is important and you have to make priorities. Thanks for letting us know. Good Luck with all your endeavours.

Posted on 2014-09-08 at 12:52:03.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: In case you didn't know


The woman in Wyatt's delusion. I could not find a top hat version I liked

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Posted on 2014-09-05 at 23:02:07.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: excellent question


Sorry. I sometimes have so many ideas going on in my head that some get lost in the shuffle.

Willow, Sifu and Jessie were taken away as passengers and given medical treatment. Lord Hood was initially treated as a passenger but all the passengers immediately spoke out about his involvement and he has been arrested.

Sifu and his cargo will be transferred to another transport ship and taken to the orphanage. He actively advocated for the release of the crew and worked on getting the passengers to step forward and demand rewards for the crew.

Willow was seen to by an alliance doctor (play that as you will) and then left alone for awhile. The Alliance was confused by the fact that you were not on the passenger manifest but because of your family, assumed you were not part of the crew. Finally they had an officer come and interview you - not interrogate. It was shortly after that you would have been lead to the room where everyone is now.

Jessie vanished shortly after she was checked out by a doctor.

Posted on 2014-09-05 at 12:46:08.
Edited on 2014-09-05 at 12:52:11 by Alacrity

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


I am not playing out a courtroom drama in Rocinante. Not my cup of tea.

The way I look at it, the Alliance is a totalitarian regime bent on controlling the masses to toil for the sake of the privileged. What you have going on in the game is a power war between the Federal Marshalls and the Military. Technically they work together but have completely different points of view. Marshalls have laws and rules and have to enforce them. The military works on passify by any means necessary. The Marshalls want to charge Black Bart, and put him away for the rest of his life. The Military want his contacts, his resources and would probably hire him as a private contractor.

So, either way, don't go on modern ideals of justice and human rights. How many rights you have is determined by your ID card status (remember Bushwhacked). If there wasn't a high media interest and a large group of concerned high ranking passengers looking over the military's shoulder, Wolf wouldn't even have an advocate right now.


Posted on 2014-09-04 at 12:03:57.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Reralae


It has been over a month since Reralae has posted to any games and she is not responding to attempts to contact her. I have asked Vanadia to take over Catie's character until the point where I can write her out. This gives Vanadia a way to interact more than Angela can or should.



Posted on 2014-09-03 at 19:55:32.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: it's the map Too


The smudges are just me removing numbers, not traps, or monsters or killer bees or dogs that shoot killer bees from their eyes.

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Posted on 2014-09-03 at 17:59:30.
Edited on 2014-09-03 at 18:00:43 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Thank you


I know it was a dark ending but I could not picture the alliance showing up to congratulate you, hand you a bag of money and balloons.

But there is light at the end and I have more to post so feel free to act, react and interact and then things will get better. I promise.

Posted on 2014-09-03 at 17:17:38.

 


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