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Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Moving again


Day 1, Mei Long's Fine Dining, 7:10 PM PT

"Truth be told, Ma'am; this here rock ain't exactly one o' my favorite places in the ‘Verse, "Wyatt said while removing his own hat," So, I'd just as soon bury the Ol' Warhorse with whatever honors me an' my crew can give, pick up another contract, an' be on my way. We're not lookin' t' involve ourselves in nothing further, an' most certainly ain't looking fer no trouble.

"Didn't get no invitation. We was out an' about. However, now's we're here perhaps you could point out what's t' have an' what's not t' have on the menu?"

Willow smiled to herself as Colonel Wu processed Wyatt-speak; she knew it would take a moment. Idly picking up her napkin and laying across her lap, Willow asked casually," What's the Alliance's interest in visitors to Morningstar? You weren't briefed by Saunders, I take it."

Colonel Wu did not smile or change her expression much as she listened to Wyatt and Willow. "Briefed? No I was not briefed nor would I expect to be. Saunders is a federal Marshall and there is a long history of miscommunication between military and Marshalls. WE enforce the law for the people, Marshalls chase the people that refused to be enforced." She said plainly and leaned back. "However, when a lone tramp freighter appears out of the blue to rescues passengers from a liner that no one knew was going to be taken, and then said crew fights off the most vicious and ruthless set of mercenaries in the verse with minimal causalities - I start to wonder. Then said crew decide to honour the dead by coming here and gets permission to bury someone in the valley - well that seems to be a bit much."

The doors opened to the room and waiters brought in bowls and began to serve duck soup with thin wonton noodles to everyone. Tea was served and they filled the centre table with Har gau, Chiu-chao fan guo and Siu mai. Wu did not speak while the servers were in the room but as soon as they left, she waved her hand to say that you should go ahead as she sipped her tea. "What I think is you are working with the federal Marshalls on a covert mission. I would like to know what that mission is as I have worked very hard to gather what information I have on Mr. Morningstar and I will not have it Ni
tama de tianxia suoyou de ren duo gaisi
." She stabbed a Siu mai with her chop sticks harshly and popped it into her mouth while waiting for your response.


Day 1, Serenity Views, Phoenix Heights. 7:10 PM PT


As Wolf was walking through town trying to find his way to the noodle house he saw a group of trade workers (by their clothing) walk by with duffel bags. Normally Wolf wouldn't have noticed them but there was something about them that triggered a memory. It was the way they walked, a sorta swagger that Wolf learned in prison meant a gang was planning to rough someone up or teach a lesson. The swagger said - I mean to hurt and enjoy it. The mechanic decided to follow them for awhile just to make sure they were planning anything that would effect his own people. So it was that Wolf was lead pass the junk yard to a ghetto like place called "Phoenix Heights". His gut instinct turned out correct as there was Jade alongside a preacher and a guy with a shotgun who were not too happy to see these gentlemen.

(Note: Wolf would have overheard the initial exchange of the workers and the three)

Jim stepped forward, put his hand under the Doc's shotgun and moved the barrel downwards, "You'll have to excuse my friend's caution but we have had some strange dealings around here of late, and we rarely get civic minded visitors. Who sent you?"

"Guy, Our Guild boss, asked for volunteers. Said it would look good on the guild if we did some community service. It is just sandwiches and water. We ain't looking for a fight or nuthin'."

Jim and the Doc exchanged a look and Jade took the lead. "That very kind of your guild leader! As Jim said, not too many civil visitors come by. However just to make sure everything stays that way," Jade gave the shotgun a pointed look, "I will stick around and make sure that everyone gets a sandwich and there are no problems.

The Doc whirled his head towards Jade, "What? I thought you had to run off to some noodle house lady? And who appointed you lawkeeper?"

"Now Doc, She is trying to help." Jim admonished gently.

"But we don't know her! Or them!"

One of the workers takes advantage of the distraction and sweeps his long wrench out of his side pocket to knock the shotgun out of Doc's hand. The doctor is knocked to the ground and starts to cough violently as the dust and dirt are stirred up. The others take up their hand tools as well and move menacingly toward the preacher and Jade.

(Jade is in combat. Wolf, you are able to act with surprise on your side)

Posted on 2015-09-06 at 13:51:47.
Edited on 2015-09-06 at 13:52:08 by Alacrity

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: my bad


I will send you a PM Astrid or put what you find in the post, Sorry about that.

We have most of the players still going here, from what I see except hammer's which I can npc for now.

Posted on 2015-09-06 at 12:15:57.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: wondering


At this point of the game I am wondering if I should call it fizzled. Olan, Tiamat and Hammer are not playing. Tann has not posted at all. That is half the crew gone.

Funny that all my attempts to bring D&D to this forum do not work.

Posted on 2015-09-06 at 12:13:37.

Topic: Alacrity is back
Subject: Alacrity is back


Hello all,

I have returned from a horrible summer of no daycare for my son and working odd hours to cover for it. He goes back to school on Tuesday and that should mean a return to the routines of life.


I with be going through my games over the next few days a and seeing what is still going and what is dead.

Sorry that this happened but RL gets on the way of FL alot.

Alacrity

Posted on 2015-09-06 at 12:05:03.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: update


I intend to post this weekend to move things along so you may wish to wait until then before posting.

Posted on 2015-08-21 at 08:58:17.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: updating soon


I have the ladies back and posting. Will update soon.



Posted on 2015-08-20 at 10:06:01.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: Hammer


Hammer has dropped out of this game. Wondering how many others are still playing. I know Nomad, Ody and Keeper are still active. Olan is still emailing me.

Tia? Tann? Nimu? Still out there?



Posted on 2015-08-20 at 10:05:00.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Lost Hammer


Hammer has dropped out of this game. I will either NPC Rat or find a suitable exit for him.


Posted on 2015-08-20 at 10:02:07.

Topic: Destiny's Flight - A Serenity RPG
Subject: From Vanadia (who is locked out)


Angela smiled while tucking the bug into her upswept hair, "The casinos. Alliance keeps a tight leash on gambling activity in the verse. They would be monitored by the alliance gaming commission so there would have to be ports there. Video feeds, security stations. The best place would be the casino. Shall we?"

"Yeah, but there would be a lot of eyes watching those ports, wouldn't that just be tougher?" Jon worried aloud.

Stephanie gave a little chuckle. When Jon looked at her she glanced at Angela's dress. Jon cleared his throat, "Oh..yeah,Ok then, the casino it is." Jon fumbled with the brochure, "Let's see the casino is," but Angela had tired of waiting and was already walking away. The glance at the brochure had been enough, and she could almost hear the cacophony of forced merriment from where she stood.
As she stepped into the gambling establishment, a ripple of excitement went through her. A barely dressed cocktail waitress changed her course through the crowd to intercept them with her tray of drinks, only to veer off as another waitress appeared and hurried (without seeming to) to reach them with the complimentary bubbly.

"Good, " Angela smiled to herself in a way that made Jon's heart sink," They're going to take me seriously. First girl had the watered down dreck for the tourists, this girl's got the high grade stuff."

"Oh thank the stars!" she declared out loud breathlessly while swooping the nearest glass off the tray and taking a sip, " I believe I've been here for two whole seconds without a drink! You ARE a doll for saving my life! Now, darling, I've only got this on me," and she waved the Baron's card merrily while taking another sip," so help me find a lucky blackjack table so I can get my chips and thank you properly. Who's lucky today, hun?"

The bemused waitress beamed at the thought of a gambling chip, as Angela knew she would. All the waitresses had readers in their trays (and in her cleavage, no doubt, for the creeps) but casinos tended to take a hefty handling fee for scanned tips. A chip was as good as cash, and Angela just made her first friend.

Cherry, as the waitress was called, led her to a blackjack table manned by a friend of hers, and Angela quickly surrendered the Baron's card for a modest stack of hologram chips. The waitress' smile faltered as she saw the chip stack, thinking she'd been played by a well dressed poser, but returned to full force as Angela plucked the highest value chip from the stack and set it on Cherry's tray.

"For love and luck, hun, love and luck. Swing by once in a while with more bubbles and we'll see how my luck's running. The Baron and I have a little wager - he thinks this won't last me more than a drink's worth of playing, but I want to see just how far the rabbit hole I can go. This your friend? Hi Frank! Shall we play?"

Angela found herself a spot at the table at the far right of the dealer, where she'd get the last card before he dealt his own. She set her chips down and pushed forward a chip worth the minimum bet for the next hand. The first few hands never mattered, she needed to see all the cards to know how many virtual card decks the dealer was dealing, then she could start making educated guesses. In the meantime, she kept up a steady stream of idle chatter, a bored rich woman who clearly knew her way around a casino. Cherry would return periodically to bring fresh drinks and Angela made sure to tip her each time.

Once she had a bead on the cards, she was better able to assess what her fellow players had, and what the dealer had, based on the cards showing and the cards already played. When the odds were in her favour, she bet heavily (but never all in) and when they were against her, she kept to the minimum bet. Even with occasionally losing on purpose, her stack of chips grew, and Frank went from affably polite to carefully polite, and finally chillingly polite. She'd attracted a crowd of watchers, and it was getting hard to see past them to watch the security guards and pit bosses make their rounds, so after one last sizable win, she tipped Frank handsomely, finished her fifth glass of champagne (which burned a little at the back of the throat,had Cherry been told to get her tipsy?) and gathered up her chips.

Once away from the blackjack table area, Angela considered her options while pretending to sway a bit from her drinks. She needed a port for Grace's bug, and every table had a port for the dealer's ID, but an empty table wouldn't stay empty long. Same with any waitress' drink tray. She needed a port that was out of the public view and not routinely used. Her best bet was to win enough chips to go to one of the high rollers' cashier offices, which offered privacy and security, or attract enough attention to get taken to a security office for a "discussion" of her gaming practices.

At that thought, a flash of light, seemingly behind her eyes, made Angela blink and shake her head. For a moment there, she'd been astride a hovercycle (a Harley Quinn, no less) racing away from a different casino, a heap of bodies in security uniforms behind her. With a second blink, she was back on the cruise ship. She tasted copper at the back of her throat and shook her head.

"Nope, nope, nope. Winning loads of cash, it is," she muttered to Jon, and looked around for the craps tables. Maybe she'd been marked as a card counter, maybe not, but most cheaters were one trick ponies, so no one would expect her to be good at craps, too.


Posted on 2015-08-19 at 20:06:20.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: Tomb of horrors, not tomb of vacation


are you not entertained?!?!?!!


Posted on 2015-08-13 at 19:22:44.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Again
Subject: Finally - a post.


Moving quickly, Arien leaps charges to put himself between the Bard and the Winter Wight. The creature is fast in its attacks but although the cold if the creature is numbing, Arien's armour defends him well from the icy claws. He strikes hard with his flaming sword and shatters the ice skeleton down the centre, leaving bones and slush in its wake.

Sparrow fires rapidly at the wight that is moving up the corridor towards Maximus. The bow she uses is particularly powerful against undead and the enchantment remains strong as she destroys the icy skeleton with her three arrows.

Maximus attacks the wight even as he can feel his life force fade within him. He manages a good blow against the creature. Odyson comes in to aid the rogue with his huge axe but not before the undead can strike Maximus once again with its Blackfire and claws. Odyson slays the wight with a few hard hits with the axe.

Lum forces her will and faith into a prayer of dismissal against the coming Ice skeletons and she too feels what Odyson felt before - the evil of this place limiting her powers. She too cannot turn or destroy these creatures.

Jarenion casts his spell and a wall of stone appears just in time to stop the other two skeletons from reaching you. Kadrin is left without an opponent to fight, much to the dwarf's disappointment.

You have a moment respite as the fire burning at one end and the stone hold the other. The fire will only burn for about 15 minutes and the undead are pounding on the stone wall. Two of your party are burning to death from a Blackfire that seems to be fueled by their very life.

OOC:
Maximus: Seriously wounded and down four constitution points (11)
Finarsil: Seriously wounded and down three constitution points (10)

You are trapped except to go further into the deep dark dungeon.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA........


Posted on 2015-08-13 at 11:47:36.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: posting - Yay!


Astrid - I will PM you some details of the writings your character sees and any meaning you can draw from them.

Posted on 2015-08-13 at 06:08:47.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Finally - a post.


"How long you figure the dead will stay dead Captain? Maybe someone was planning on burning the bodies." Sarge asked.

"The front door is easy enough to see - and be seen. What's the plan captain?" Corban asked quietly.

"Well Captain, do we all go up the same side or split half and half. Either way we still got go up there. Unless someone else sees another way in,.. Star , Miller and me can take the left..Sarge, Hot Shot and you can take the right,Sir," suggested Doc.

"This seems to orchestrated for my likes. The temple is too readily a vantage point over the area. I'd suggest we proceed with caution and the thought that whoever set this macabre play in motion knows we are about like mice in the dark. "Star said looking to the Sarge.

The captain looked over the scene of this misfortune wishing he had some answers for his men. He drew the same conclusion as the Sarge about what had happened here - the Nazis were piling the bodies to burn and the bodies rose up against them. He doubted that the four they killed were the only ones left.

"We will stick together, not divide the team. Too easy to get cut off from each other out there so stay sharp people." Captain Edintore said firmly. "We will go in behind the trucks, check them out to see if there is any clues as to what is what around here and then up the nearest stair to the doorway. Sarge, you take point, Rat and Star, Doc you are with me and McGuiness in the rear. Questions?"

(Assuming none)

The team took their positions and moved across the sand, cautiously but with as much speed as they could risk. The Lorries were empty, left with keys in ignition and there were signs that they had been unloaded awhile ago (Lifts are down, fresh scrapes on storage area.) Rat sees something he thinks is a shell case but when he picks it up he discovers it a lipstick case (Passion Red #10).

The stairs up to the temple are worn from sand and time. At the top of the stairs, there are bodies of Egyptians and Germans alike. None or the dead are animating or moving in any way. It appears from the wounds that the Nazis figured out that head shots were most effective, although at least six germans were not fast enough to avoid being taken down.

The open doorway is illuminated from within by electric lights and you can hear the whirl and puttering of a generator from within. But you can also hear something pounding on a door or wall within the temple and the sounds of grunting and guttural moaning you have heard from the undead before.

Posted on 2015-08-12 at 11:46:35.
Edited on 2015-08-12 at 11:49:46 by Alacrity

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: coming back


Things are getting a bit better on the RL front. Hope to post this week. Do I still have everyone?

Posted on 2015-08-11 at 08:59:20.

Topic: WWII Horror LFP
Subject: thanks for the nudge


Things are getting a bit better on the RL front. Hope to post this week. Do I still have everyone?

Posted on 2015-08-11 at 08:58:59.

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


clawing my way back to reality

Posted on 2015-08-04 at 15:10:45.

Topic: Tumbleweeds, again
Subject: here


I'm still standing. Sorta..... Just got hit by the Mack Truck of life but I'll be fine.

Really.


Really really.

*flop*

Posted on 2015-07-13 at 13:18:59.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Sit Rep


Sorry to everyone in my games but there has been a bit of a crisis in our family this summer and it has left me with little time to post. I won't go into great detail but the daycare we used for our son with autism closed for the summer due to circumstances beyond our/their control and we are scrabbling in the middle of summer to find special needs daycare. Not easy, let me tell you.


So I am still here as is Vanadia and Mmv but we are all a bit stretched on time. Please bear with us over the summer.

Posted on 2015-07-13 at 06:52:44.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Sit Rep


Sorry to everyone in my games but there has been a bit of a crisis in our family this summer and it has left me with little time to post. I won't go into great detail but the daycare we used for our son with autism closed for the summer due to circumstances beyond our/their control and we are scrabbling in the middle of summer to find special needs daycare. Not easy, let me tell you.


So I am still here as is Vanadia and Mmv but we are all a bit stretched on time. Please bear with us over the summer.

Posted on 2015-07-13 at 06:52:23.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: Sit Rep


Sorry to everyone in my games but there has been a bit of a crisis in our family this summer and it has left me with little time to post. I won't go into great detail but the daycare we used for our son with autism closed for the summer due to circumstances beyond our/their control and we are scrabbling in the middle of summer to find special needs daycare. Not easy, let me tell you.

So I am still here as is Vanadia and Mmv but we are all a bit stretched on time. Please bear with us over the summer.

Posted on 2015-07-13 at 06:52:01.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Sit Rep


Sorry to everyone in my games but there has been a bit of a crisis in our family this summer and it has left me with little time to post. I won't go into great detail but the daycare we used for our son with autism closed for the summer due to circumstances beyond our/their control and we are scrabbling in the middle of summer to find special needs daycare. Not easy, let me tell you.


So I am still here as is Vanadia and Mmv but we are all a bit stretched on time. Please bear with us over the summer.

Posted on 2015-07-13 at 06:51:26.

Topic: Destiny's Flight - A Serenity RPG
Subject: enough to work with


The casino is huge, located in the center of the ship, for this is one of the main attractions. To reach the Verbena restaurant, passengers are required to walk through the casino. The casino operates twenty-four hours a day and features faro, roulette, blackjack, poker, slot machines, pachinko, and mahjong. Rooms for private, high-stakes games are available to high rollers. Security is tight aboard ship and tighter in the casino. Cameras keep watch on players as well as the dealers. No money changes hands in the casino. Even the chips uses are holographic and the money is strictly controlled through a gaming authority system. Players gamble for credits that are exchanged for cash at the Purser's Office.

The Lucky lady is decked out in red and blues with the waitresses and dealers dressed in form fitting red short skirts and blue half- tops that are made without buttons. The girls come around frequently offering free drinks. The main lobby is filled with many different forms of "slot" machine games with the tables for the other games as you move further back. There is a huge lounge/bar located in the centre of the casino where the servers wear less than the floor servers.

Security guards are clearly visible but they are not visibly armed. There are stations for clientele to load their cards and these all have the ports you are looking for, and each one has its own security guard. The place is moderately full with passengers, but not so busy that you cannot move around.


The Entrance:

 photo casino1.jpg


The Lounge:

 photo bar.jpg


Posted on 2015-07-06 at 13:04:10.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: back now - sorta


My vacation took a strange turn. I am back now and will be updating soon.

Posted on 2015-07-06 at 12:38:26.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: I am back - sorta


My vacation took a strange turn. I am back now and will be updating soon.

Posted on 2015-07-06 at 12:38:05.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: Really?


Ody - perhaps you should read the spell before casting it.

Posted on 2015-06-29 at 10:10:40.

 
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