[12:12:44 PM] ST: So! In last week’s episode…
[12:13:26 PM] Mike: On the last episode of Lizard Sphere X!
[12:17:05 PM] ST: The heroes raided the compound and managed to herd the god-children from the school (with a little hitch in between), cram them into two cars, and bring them to the warehouse. Currently Alejandro and Malif are upright but heavily sedated, Angela’s searching for Harry (who is currently on the search for Angela), Miss Simon’s suffering from a gunshot wound in her thigh, a few other children are injured, and everyone’s just outside the warehouse. There are a massive amount of Birthrights in the trunk of Alejandro’s SUV.
[12:17:57 PM] Harry: (Relics specifically, unless there are Guides and Creatures in there)
[12:18:07 PM] ST: (( No, you have the right of it ))
[12:18:43 PM] Malif: (Hmm nobody has any healing boon yet right?)
[12:18:57 PM] Mike: ((I just bought one last week! :P))
[12:19:04 PM] Malif: (Now I have an amusing mental image of a trunkful of Guides XD )
[12:19:25 PM] Malif: (Whoever stuffed Big Ben in there is in for a world of pain)
[12:20:13 PM] Sanura: Sanura climbs out of the car and looks around. “OK, kids inside, Milke can you bring in the em.. equiptment please? Don’t want to leave it out in the trunk” she murmurs as she tries to scoot the kiddies inside. Thinking Malif and Alejandro can stumble themselves into the warehouse on their own power.
[12:21:07 PM] Mike: Mike stares intently at Lisa’s gunshot wound… his eyes twitching rapidly as his brain seems to be processing information… “I think… I think I can see how to… stitch that wound together… if you’d allow me to try, Miss.” He then hears Sanura’s words and nods in response. “I’ll take care of it.”
[12:22:20 PM] Malif: Malif does wander inside on his own, but sways a little, looking either exhausted or possibly drunk.
[12:23:31 PM] ST: Miss Simon gives the rocker a half-doubtful, half-hopeful look, her eyes clouded in pain. “Are you a doctor?”
[12:23:50 PM] Harry: Harry takes this opportunity to -attempt- to home in on Angela. This needs to be quick, all these kids, he’s gonna need supplies.
[12:24:13 PM] ST: (( How’s Harry gonna go about that? ))
[12:24:45 PM] Mike: Mike shakes his head. “No. And no, I don’t play one on TV… I just… if you’ll let me try. I’m positive I can do this without any pain to you.”
[12:25:25 PM] Sanura: Depending if the door was unlocked she’d let the kiddies in, or glance to Alejandro for the keys, running his pockets again if need be. Either way everyones let inside and she closes the door behind them. Doing a head count she starts a list on her phone of the supplies they’d need to put the children up for a couple of days at least. If there is a way she suggests. “We should bring the cars inside so they don’t draw attention..”
[12:26:13 PM] Harry: (Jog through the compound, with Epic Wits 3?)
[12:26:47 PM] ST: (( So he DID head back to the compound. Okay. It won’t take long to come across Angela, you don’t even have to roll. ))
[12:27:12 PM] Harry: (Yeah, last session, I was told he’d be out for a while, and I came back)
[12:27:32 PM] ST: (( Got it. ))
[12:28:56 PM] Harry: Harry shows up at the door, and starts counting heads. “Hope there’s a Panera Bread around here…” All the while, keeping an eye out for Angela, and his stuff.
[12:30:10 PM] Malif: Malif finds someplace to sit his wobbly self, and looks around. “Was anyone… hurt… apart from Miss Simon?”
[12:32:07 PM] Sanura: Sanura looks around “I think the consensus was mostly bumps and bruises aside from that.. a sprained ankle?” she questions as she types up the list. [sleeping bags, food they can fix without a kitchen, drinks that kinda stuff]
[12:35:58 PM] ST: Brendan pauses in the doorway and his eyes fall on a shadowed, empty corner. His brow crinkles a little in an expression of slight horror. Aida steps beside him. They exchange a glance.
“Hey, keep it moving,” says Lance.
“Wait your turn, Lance,” growls Brendan, who enters shortly after.
Denise walks up to Sanura. “Miss, there’s a ghost in the corner.”
Alejandro exits the car but doesn’t enter the building, looking quite drunk himself. Despite this, he pulls out his phone and, squinting at it, he dials up a number.
Miss Simon takes a deep breath. “Well, there’s no harm in trying. Stranger things have happened. Earlier this evening, in fact.” She gives a little nervous laugh.
Upon being found, Angela hands Harry back his gear and returns to the warehouse with him.
[12:36:43 PM] ST: (( For convenience’s sake, I’m gonna refer to the kids by name. ))
[12:36:56 PM] ST: (( Here’s the “roll sheet”: http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/god-touched/wikis/roll-sheet ))
[12:37:17 PM] Malif: Malif smiles at Denise. “Oh, don’t worry about her.”
[12:37:55 PM] Sanura: She smiles faintly and nods “Yes.. she’s not a mean ghost though, she was very worried about you children I assure you” She texts the list to Harry and looks over to him. “Do you think you can get that stuff… and anything else you think they might need?”
[12:38:41 PM] Harry: “Okay, so here’s my initial plan. For the quick meal for now, hit Panera Bread, drop about 500, splurge a bit; head out, and get some stage 1 gear, camping stuff. Showers, cots, sleeping bags, etc.”
[12:38:50 PM] ST: Denise looks to Malif. “I’m not worried.” Then her gaze snaps to right in front of her, an expression of surprise on her face. Her arms appear to be pinned to her side. “She’s hugging me,” she grunts.
[12:39:09 PM] Harry: “Once we can get things done, if uncomfortably, we can make some more moves. Furniture, appliances.”
[12:39:39 PM] ST: “F— hell yeah, I’m starving,” says Lance.
[12:39:43 PM] Malif: Malif chuckles. “She’s like Casper!”
[12:39:53 PM] Mike: Mike nods and fishes out his green Pick from his guitar bag… the one his father gave him. He then closes his eyes, saying something under his breath inaudible. For those with Epic Perception, he’s just mumbling random words to sound important. But after he finishes mumbling, he draws a pattern over the bullet wound with the tip of the pick, then turns the pick around to the other side and makes a wiping motion, as if to clear away the blood. ((Rolling for the Heal Boon now.))
[12:40:20 PM] Sanura: Sanura chuckles a little as Harry seems to be on the same page as herself, and then her eyes widen at the effect of the ghost hugging. “Oh.. er.. is it bothering you?” She looks sort of over the girls head a bit. “Ah Joanna, maybe a little less of a squeeze on the girl hmmn?” clearly not seeing the spirit.
[12:40:35 PM] Malif: (Ya know, you dont really have to use the Relic as a physical prop ;) )
[12:40:55 PM] Victor: (Does add flair tho)
[12:41:04 PM | Edited 12:41:06 PM] Mike: ((I do it as RP fluff. Plus, before Demigod, I have to be physically holding the pick.))
[12:42:07 PM] ST: The girl’s arms become un-pinned. She looks to the rest of the group. “I dunno,” says Denise, clearly in response to the spirit.
“Yes,” says Aida, looking just over Denise’s head. “We’re all here.”
[12:42:23 PM] Harry: Harry nods. “Okay. Gonna take the car, go get food, gonna need someone with me.”
[12:43:01 PM] ST: Angela pipes up, “I’ll come with. And pitch in for ice cream. Because I could use some.”
[12:44:20 PM] Harry: Harry nods to his sister, and heads for the car. “Okay, here’s the plan. We hit Panera, then you drop me off at a rent-a-car place, I grab a truck, and go scoop enough camping gear to manage for the next few days.”
[12:44:54 PM] ST: She nods back. “Good plan.”
[12:45:01 PM] Harry: “You bring the food back here, with whatever else you want to snag.”
[12:47:25 PM] Mike: ((I’m Flaring Legend to be on the safe side. 3/4 spent Flares. I’ve got 7 Legend left after spending for Heal. If I don’t get any hits on the two dice, I’ll keep spending Legend til I do. :P))
[12:49:18 PM] Mike: ((7 successes. I assume the Gunshot is Lethal, so I’ll just bump 7 Lethal down to Bashing. That should do it.))
[12:49:25 PM] ST: Susan helps her more indisposed peers into the warehouse and helps them settle in.
Amanda approaches Sanura. “Can I talk to you privately for a minute?”
[12:50:17 PM] Mike: (It’ll be bruised and slightly painful for a while, but she’s not in any danger anymore.))
[12:51:00 PM] Sanura: Sanura’s brows arch lightly “of course..” she pockets her phone and ushers the girl far enough away that they won’t be over heard. “What is it?” She gives a faint smile to her it’s not motherly or overly warm but it’s friendly with a polite interest in the girls concerns.
[12:51:45 PM] ST: Miss Simon looks disbelievingly as the wound closes, leaving behind a painful-looking, but decidedly whole, bruise.
[12:52:01 PM] Harry: (Premium SUV looks easy to find to rent, and will ahve the room for gear.)
[12:54:22 PM] Harry: (my character is hella absentee.)
[12:54:40 PM] Sanura: [He’s always goin’ to get shit done]
[12:54:54 PM] Victor: (Lol)
[12:56:55 PM] Mike: Mike smiles at it. “I’m not truly confident in repairing it any further… not until I’ve had some more training with this ability… but I’ve fixed it up enough that it won’t be dangerous. Just keep safe, don’t whack it on anything, and you’ll be fine.” He stands up and sighs. “Now… to go deal with a ghost…” He would then enter the warehouse, which would trigger the release of his hypnotic power on the ghost. “Joanna… I told you I’d bring them back.”
[12:57:34 PM] Malif: (Here it comes! XD )
[12:57:56 PM] Mike: ((Yup… *waits for the incoming wraith-storm*))
[12:58:46 PM | Edited 1:02:22 PM] ST: Amanda looks back to the group briefly before returning her attention to Sanura and keeping her voice low. “They drugged us at different intervals. I don’t know with what. If I were to guess, it would be some kind of sedative. Some of us probably don’t even know we’re here and won’t until they start coming down. And I expect many of us to go into withdrawal in the next few days.”
[12:59:47 PM] Malif: o.o
[1:00:29 PM] Harry: (I need “Badass Eye Lightning” as a power.)
[1:00:36 PM] Malif: hell yes
[1:00:51 PM] Malif: (Harry needs the City of Heroes aura treatment)
[1:01:07 PM] Malif: (For Mjoll it would be lightning fists)
[1:01:20 PM] Harry: (Visage Great and Terrible, maybe?)
[1:01:35 PM] ST (Joanna): Below the flap of skin hanging over her face you can see tear-trails where they mingled with blood and dripped off her chin. As you enter, she sniffles and wipes a tear away with a finger and clears her throat. “You’re still on my shi —” her eyes flick to Denise, “black list.” There’s no vehemence behind her words, though.
[1:01:51 PM] Harry: (Wait, got it. “Game Face” in Ragnarok.)
[1:02:01 PM] Malif: (Damn right)
[1:02:08 PM] ST: (( Hold up going to fix something in my last post ))
[1:02:19 PM] Harry: (I know what today’s XP is getting…)
[1:02:38 PM] Sanura: Sanura winces softly at that information and chews her lower lip softly as she considers that. “I see.. that makes things a little less than ideal.” Asking the kids to camp out if it was a normal situation was one thing but a warehouse with no kitchen or bathroom and a room full of children going through withdrawl… this might not work. She takes her phone out and texts Harry. “Back to Base.. new developement” She returns her attention to Amanda and rests a hand on her shoulder a moment. “It was very smart of you to tell me and away from the others, well done, have you been drugged or did you avoid it?”
[1:03:00 PM] Harry: (Get all “DO NOT TEMPT ME, FRODO” on a motherfucker)
[1:04:40 PM] ST: Amanda nods. “Susan, Brendan, and I did what we could to fool Father O’Brien into thinking we took them.”
[1:06:07 PM] Harry: Harry pulls out his cell, texting with one hand, driving with the other. “Fill me in.”
[1:06:46 PM] Harry: (Epic Intelligence: 1 (Multitasking) FTW)
[1:07:01 PM] ST: Miss Simon enters shortly after Mike, wincing a little as she puts weight on her bruised leg. Maureen runs up to Miss Simon and gives her a big hug. “Miss Simon, you’re all better!”
[1:07:05 PM] Victor: (Lol)
[1:07:09 PM] Mike: Mike chuckles lightly. “I know… but now that the kids are safe…” Mike sighs relieved. “I hope you can at least see what I was talking about before… we were worried about the children as well. And me, seeing you as angry as you were… I was scared. I was scared that your anger would jepoardize the children. I wanted to save them just as much as you. If not, a close second. I wasn’t directly invested… but I can understand when a man steals children away, it needs to be fixed. And I’ve done that for you. I apologize for forcing you to remain here while we retrieved the kids… and if you want to seek your unholy vengeance against me, I will not stop you.” He then holds his arms out wide, bracing himself for possible pain.
[1:07:48 PM] Sanura: Sanura looks over the group then and nods “alright, we’ll need you three then to help with the others when they start comming around, and then feeling ill. Do you think you three can play nurse?” she questions with an encouraging half smile as she ponders if the others will be terribly ill or hard to handle. She texts Harry and the others as well, just a short note to fill them in. ‘The kids were drugged, only three are themselves really.. the rest are sedated and will probably have withdrawl, need a new place to keep them’
[1:08:35 PM] Malif: Malif frowns. “Well I hope that -I- shall be myself…. before that happens….”
[1:09:51 PM] Harry: Response: “Seems like we’re gonna need some back up. Anyone got tabs on a relative willing to go to bat for these kids? Hera comes to mind…or Freya?”
[1:10:16 PM] ST (Joanna): Again, the anger begins to rise. “I TOLD you a BILLION times, my anger would NOT have jeopardized the children. Nothing would have, if I could help it.” She takes a deep breath and calms down. “No, you’re not getting off that easy. I’m gonna get you when you least expect it.” She smiles. It’s not a vicious smile (in fact, it’s quite a pretty one), but there is a bit of an edge to it.
[1:10:50 PM] ST: Amanda nods. “We’ll try.”
[1:12:19 PM] Sanura: Sanura considers that and glances to the kids Texting back ’I’ll see what I can find out but it seems like a camp out isn’t going to work, so food and head back.’ She turns her gaze to Amanda and smiles “Good girl, well done. Why don’t you go see if you can get some of the others in a game or something?” She looks up to the band. “When Harry gets back we need a team meeting.” she notes as she starts back towards the group.
[1:13:42 PM] Mike: Mike lowers his arms and smiles in return. “And when it happens, I’ll have deserved it.” He then turns to Sanura and nods. He’d heard the conversation. ((Gotta love Epic Perception. :P))
[1:14:03 PM] Sanura: She clears her throat softly “Hey kiddos, anyone who knows the name of their gifted parent head over here please” Pointing in front of herself. “Single file please” she’d start another list.
[1:14:52 PM] Victor: (But did he have multitasking to pay attention to both?)
[1:17:05 PM] Sanura: Sanura had considered her own mother but it was not a sure bet and she was hoping the children might have a more maternal figure in their lineage.
[1:17:10 PM] Mike: ((He’d heard part of the conversation while he was giving his speech to the ghost. Enough to know what’s up, at least.))
[1:20:29 PM] Malif: Malif shakes his head. “Not me, I’m afraid.”
[1:21:25 PM] ST: Alejandro enters the warehouse, looking around and taking stock of the situation. His eyes fall on Carmen. Though his expression is unreadable, the blood drains from his face. He shakes his head and looks away, drunkenly heading towards the upstairs office.
Naomi looks up from tending to a couple of children and says, “Angela’s laptop has the names of all their parents.”
Amanda nods again and heads back to the group proper, approaching Susan first. Susan then looks up and says, “Hey, who wants to play Simon Says?” A group of children gather over to her.
[1:22:56 PM] Malif: (That game takes on a whole new meaning when the person with authority over the group is named Miss Simon XD )
[1:23:47 PM] Sanura: Sanura looks up at that "oh, that’s more than helpful.. " she purses her lips. “Can we access the computer?” Checking the group to see if Angela had returned yet.
[1:24:03 PM] Harry: Seeing as an hour or two isn’t going to make a difference for this problem, Harry goes ahead and continues with the plan. Food, split up, get vehicle for hauling stuff, get basic comforts. People need showers, ability to cook, ability to sleep on better than concrete floors.
[1:26:55 PM] Sanura: [Harry is a stubborn butt XD]
[1:27:34 PM] Victor: (Lol)
[1:30:13 PM] Malif: (Malif is somewhat quiet as he’s still trying to shake off the sedative)
[1:30:30 PM] ST: After picking up food and dropping Harry off to rent a truck, Angela heads back, food in tow. Upon her return, Naomi approaches her, tells her the plan, and begins handing out sandwiches to the kids. It doesn’t take long for Angela to retrieve her laptop and approach Sanura with the list.
“I’m not sure if any of the gods will come to these kids’ aid,” says Angela quietly. “Father O’Brien tricked many of them to reject their parents. And I don’t know about any of the others, but the Greek gods don’t forgive easily.”
[1:31:29 PM] Malif: Malif overhears, and leans in to the conversation. “Do they need new patrons to adopt them?”
[1:32:13 PM] Sanura: Sanura winces slightly and nods her head. “Well.. it’s worth a try but.. I see about getting through to my own Mother as well.” she goes through the list.. finding Carmens mother to be perhaps suitable. She looks up and beckons the girl over.
[1:32:32 PM] Harry: (Once he hits the rental place, and snags something roomy and good for hauling, it’s off to a Target, if there’s no specific camping store in the area)
[1:32:47 PM] ST: Angela considers this for a moment. “Maybe. It’s also possible to formally beg forgiveness. Go on a righteous quest or something. Some gods like that.”
[1:32:59 PM] ST: (( There’s an REI somewhere nearby, I’m sure. ))
[1:36:22 PM] ST: Carmen’s attention is wholly on her cellphone. Evidently she missed having service quite a bit.
[1:37:08 PM] Sanura: Sanura shakes her head a bit and walks over. “Carmen, got a minute?” she smiles “Wanted to as you a bit about your mom..”
[1:37:52 PM] ST: “Yeah?” she says, not looking up.
[1:38:03 PM] ST: (( About this point we can say Harry returns with all the gear. ))
[1:38:26 PM] Sanura: She rolls her eyes “Can you give me your attention please” it’s not as much a request as an order.
[1:38:30 PM] Harry: (Nice) Harry pulls up in a Silverado. It is -packed- with gear.
[1:40:26 PM] ST: Carmen looks at Sanura, with a ‘What.’ expression on her face. (( Yes, that’s not a question mark. ))
[1:41:30 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs “I wanted to know if you’re on good terms with your mother, and if you think she might be willing to help us. We need to get everyone someplace more.. comfortable and with proper facilities”
[1:42:25 PM] Malif: “Who is her mother, anyway?”
[1:43:17 PM] Victor: (Tlazolteotl)
[1:43:28 PM] Sanura: “I don’t want to tell her business.. but I’m hoping she corisponds to the diety I ’m thinking of”
[1:44:24 PM] Harry: Harry begins unpacking the ride. Sleeping bags, cots, a portable outdoor shower, and an assortment of electrical appliances, like a microwave, and a mini-fridge.
[1:46:10 PM] ST: “Wait. You’re telling me you came to rescue us… but you had no plans for what to do with us afterwards?” She laughs.
[1:46:12 PM] Malif: (How’s Malif’s drugging coming along? ;) )
[1:48:07 PM] Harry: Harry walks over. “Back as fast as I could go without doing 180 through the streets on foot loaded like a pack mule. Any solutions yet?”
[1:48:10 PM] ST: Once he notices Harry’s arrival, Lance lends a hand carrying all the stuff in.
[1:48:47 PM] ST: (( Drug has a half-life of four hours. I’d say it’s been about two hours since Malif was drugged. ))
[1:50:06 PM] Malif: (K)
[1:51:12 PM] ST: When he comes back in and sets down his first load, Lance heads over to Dennis and nudges him. “Hey man, I know you’re drowsy and stuff, but c’mon.” Dennis complies dully, helping Lance unload the gear.
[1:51:46 PM] Sanura: Sanura sets her hands on her hips. “We didn’t know -what- was being done to you, getting you away from whoever kidnapped you was paramount, and now we’ll find out what to do with you, -so- do you think your mother can help, if you can contact her?”
[1:52:55 PM] Malif: “There should be…. at least one bathroom in this place…. somewhere….”
[1:53:39 PM] ST: (( There is indeed. I believe we established this last time we were at the warehouse ))
[1:54:17 PM] Harry: Harry has a moment of sheer inspiration. He goes off looking for Alejandro.
[1:55:40 PM | Edited 1:55:49 PM] ST: Carmen sighs and rolls her eyes. “I dunno, all right? She didn’t exactly give me a Facebook friend request or anything.”
Afer asking around or even just doing a quick search, Harry will find Alejandro in the office, lit by the glow of the monitors before him, leaning back in an office chair with a hand over his eyes.
[1:56:09 PM] Harry: Harry strides in, grinning. “I’ve got it.”
[1:56:36 PM] ST: Alejandro unshields one eye. “Got what?” he asks.
[1:57:05 PM] Harry: “A perfect cover for this operation, a way to get it equipped, and even have a paper trail, without drawing attention.”
[1:57:23 PM] Sanura: Sanura considers “alright then, if you can’t do it that’s fine, I think we can try Frigg” she looks up and mentally goes down the list.. “Lise?” she questions hoping the girl isn’t too out of it.
[1:58:44 PM] Malif: Malif lays down someplace to rest off the drug.
[2:00:22 PM] ST: “I’m all ears,” says Alejandro.
[2:00:38 PM] Harry: “Shitty Youtube video studio and office.”
[2:01:27 PM] Harry: "Needs a complete kitchen, walls, rooms, lighting, plumbing, real bathrooms, tech, and later, weird things like hammer and sword “props” in and out the doors."
[2:02:21 PM] Malif: lawl
[2:02:47 PM] Harry: He has a seat. “Think about it. The world knows we know each other. They know I’m rich, easily bored, and into geek culture, comics, fantasy, sci-fi.”
[2:03:40 PM] ST: A pale teenaged girl with a head of fine platinum-blond hair turns to Sanura, her movements lethargic. She’s wearing PJ bottoms and an oversized t-shirt with faded designs. She still has bedhead and appears very drowsy indeed.
[2:06:12 PM] ST: Alejandro removes his hand from his face entirely, closing his eyes and furrowing his brow in concentration. “Yes… that will… give them better housing… and give us… time to figure out… what exactly to do with them.”
[2:07:35 PM] Harry: He grins. “So, when I dump a wad on you, and you spend it on getting this place up to speed, it’s not all covert, it’s just me blowing some commercial money on competing with sites like the Escapist or Yogscast.”
[2:07:45 PM] Harry: “And no one raises an eyebrow.”
[2:09:45 PM] ST: “Puts this place… on the map, though,” says Alejandro.
[2:10:33 PM] Harry: “As a private property where I film stupid shit about the latest storylines in New 52 DC and Marvel Age of Ultron.”
[2:10:41 PM] Sanura: Sanura winces slightly “Never mind hun, you ah relax there..”
[2:12:53 PM] Harry: “And if it works out, I’ll just pull a Yogscast and buy some apartment tower downtown, and make it a residence/studio, and actually invest some effort.”
[2:13:32 PM] Sanura: Sanura chews her lower lip a moment and then tries the number to reach her ‘supplier’ not sure even if it will work to contact Bastet.
[2:15:25 PM] ST: Alejandro opens his mouth to respond, but closes it, sniffs the air, and frowns, his eyes snapping open. Before Sanura hits the ‘Send’ button, there’s a knock on the door to the warehouse. Alejandro rises from his seat and slides past Harry, to head out of the office.
[2:15:54 PM] Harry: Harry gets up to follow, curious as to what’s up.
[2:15:56 PM] Malif: o.o
[2:16:16 PM] ST: Susan pauses in running the game of Simon Says and sends a questioning look to Sanura.
[2:16:26 PM] Sanura: She purses her lips and holds her call, worried then that she might not wish to be in the middle of trying to talk to a diety when someone has found them. “That.. did someone order a pizza?” she frowns as she looks around the group.
[2:16:47 PM] Mike: Mike turns his head towards the door, curious as to what’s going on with the door… he would pay very close attention to the door… Mike shook his head. “I still don’t know the address to this place…”
[2:16:48 PM] Sanura: [damn kids orderin’ the food in the hideout]
[2:17:39 PM] ST: Angela and Naomi share a look. Naomi stands, clearly wary and prepared to act.
[2:17:46 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs and strides over to the door if Alejandro doesn’t beat her to it. Glowering as she peeks round the crack she opens it.
[2:17:55 PM] Malif: Malif snores a little, half dozing and not noticing this.
[2:18:04 PM] Sanura: [XD good ol’ Uncle]
[2:20:53 PM] Malif: :D
[2:24:26 PM] Harry: (Goddamnit. I just realized…he’s constantly going out to get things. Just like his Dad.)
[2:24:38 PM] Sanura: [lol he totally is]
[2:24:49 PM] Victor: (( HAHAHA ))
((Junior Messenger God in Training))
[2:26:32 PM] Malif: (Naturally takes after dad!)
[2:27:08 PM] ST: Outside is a man with milk-chocolate-brown skin wearing a long black coat, purple button-up shirt with the top buttons undone and black skinny jeans. Judging by its cut, it appears to be a women’s blouse. He carries a staff and bears a soul patch dyed purple but is clean-shaven otherwise, head and jaw alike. “Hello! I’m taking a survey for the City of San Francisco. Do you mind if I ask you a few questions?” His voice is nasally and maybe an octave above the average man’s.
“Frere Nibo!” shouts Denise, running up to the door.
[2:27:28 PM] ST: The man tries to see what’s going on through the crack in the doorway.
[2:28:26 PM] ST: “What’s going on?” says Alejandro as he approaches Sanura.
[2:28:46 PM] Harry: Harry is about sick of weird people showing up with spooky motives. He’s about tempted to snatch the man inside like a scene from a cartoon.
[2:28:50 PM] Mike: Mike goes wide-eyed. He knows that voice! “Hey! Where’s my old man?”
[2:29:10 PM] Sanura: She quirks a brow and is about to tell the guy to shove off whe Denise pipes up. She looks between the two. “Ah you know him?” she questions, sort of trying to keep herself between the two untill she’s sure it’s ok. “We’ve got a ‘guest’” she mutters softly and it seems Denise here and.. Mike? know him?"
[2:30:08 PM] Harry: Harry throws up his hands. “When cousin Nike shows up, tell her I’m in the can.” He heads to the bathroom.
[2:30:55 PM] Sanura: Sanura mumbles something like ‘thanks for sharing’
[2:34:13 PM] ST: “Ohmigawd, Dani!” says Nibo. He uses Sanura’s momentary distraction to push past and accept Denise’s running hug. He looks at Mike, “And the new kid! What are the odds?” At Mike’s question, he responds, “Dunno.”
“You want some ice cream?” asks Denise.
“Sorry, hon, I’m here on business.” He nods to an empy spot in the room, which isn’t empty at all to the death Scions.
[2:34:26 PM] Malif: Malif pushes himself up after finally noticing all the racket. “Wha…?”
[2:35:26 PM] Sanura: Frowns as she shuts the door firmly behind Nibo and then sets her hands on her hips. “What business do you have here?” she questions tersely.
[2:35:32 PM] Mike: Mike just sighs. Then smiles at the guy. “At least you’re a friendly face. So… how’d you find us, exactly?”
[2:37:44 PM] Malif: “Huh? Wait…wh…who is dis guy?” Malif rubs his face with one hand tiredly.
[2:38:31 PM] ST: Nibo turns to Sanura and opens his mouth to respond, then looks down and says, “Oooh, I love your shoes. Where’d you get them?”
[2:39:50 PM] ST: Susan picks up the game of Simon Says again once it’s clear this guy’s an ally. Naomi settles back down. Alejandro crosses his arms but doesn’t say a word.
[2:39:55 PM] Sanura: Sadly she is distracted a moment “Oh thanks” she names a designer store before shaking her head. “Wait.. back to the questions.. What do you want here?”
[2:41:59 PM] ST: “I’m here to take one Joanna Devereaux home,” Nibo says. He looks to an empty spot much closer to him. “She’s ready to move on now.” He smiles warmly.
[2:42:14 PM] Harry: Harry comes out of the drywalled corner bathroom, drying his hands on his shirt. “Ah. One of those.”
[2:43:07 PM] Sanura: She pauses and then a smile curls her lips. "Oh!.. Well then that’s lovely news.. " she pauses “ah.. thank you for your help Joanna… do enjoy the afterlife..” looking vaguely where Nibo was focused.
[2:43:10 PM] ST (Joanna): Joanna floats over to Nibo. You didn’t realize how tense she was this entire time from the moment you met her until all of the tension flooded from her ghostly form.
[2:44:20 PM] ST: Nibo looks to Harry as he exits the bathroom. His eyes widen. “Harry ‘Synergy’ Mercury! Fancy meeting you here!” He looks Harry up and down. “You’re even cuter in person.”
[2:44:31 PM | Edited 2:44:34 PM] Mike: Mike smiles. “I’m glad you’re moving on… but I’m also kinda sad that you’re leaving… I’ll miss you, Joanna.”
[2:44:40 PM] Malif: XD
[2:45:06 PM] Malif: “Afterlife? Who’s this guy?”
[2:45:16 PM] Harry: He shrugs. “Blessings of a good bloodline. Speaking of which, which Underworld Guide are you?”
[2:45:42 PM] Mike: Mike smiles. “He’s of the Loa.”
[2:46:18 PM] ST: “Damn straight!” says Nibo with a wink.
[2:46:26 PM] Sanura: Sanura bites her lips as Nibo gives Harry the once over and tries not to be amused. Perhaps Harry was into that she had no idea. She glances to Nibo and then considers, she googles the Ghede and tries to figure out what Goddess among them might help guard the children.. she googles Nibo as well. Perking up. “OH.. You’re a healer?” She looks up.
[2:46:53 PM] Harry: Harry nods. “My Dad’s one too. And that would make you the Baron, I presume.”
[2:47:01 PM] Malif: Malif nods, and waves to Nibo somewhat groggily. “Oh, hey…”
[2:47:11 PM] Sanura: [poor drugged up Uncle]
[2:48:16 PM] Sanura: [Sanura’s Shoes http://s7d9.scene7.com/is/image/Barneys/500985613_product_1?$product_size$ XD ]
[2:48:18 PM] Mike: Mike looks at Harry. “No way in HELL this is my old man!”
[2:48:29 PM] ST: Nibo grins at Harry. “For you, honey, I could be.” He looks back to Sanura and says, “Yeah, one of the best!”
[2:49:19 PM] Malif: XD
[2:49:28 PM | Edited 2:51:28 PM] Sanura: She takes a breath “Oh good.. we could very much use your help if you’d be so kind…” she beckons the young looking man to lean in and whispers quietly what is the matter with the children. “Do you think you might help them over the worst of it?”
[2:52:47 PM] Harry: Harry shrugs. “If you cross paths with Hermes, let him know his kid’s looking for him.”
[2:55:29 PM | Edited 2:55:40 PM] ST: “Oh, I doubt that’ll happen anytime soon,” Nibo says in response to Harry. “But if I see him I will.” At Sanura’s request, Nibo turns serious. “I’ll see what I can do.” He starts by giving Denise a good look. His expression turns from concentration to astonishment and a little bit of horror. He looks at the rest of the kids in general before looking back to Sanura. He lowers his voice to a whisper and asks her, “Were you aware that these children have consumed Titan blood?”
[2:56:00 PM] Victor: (OH SNAP!)
[2:56:02 PM] Malif: Malif blinks, eyes wide and suddenly much more alert. “WHAT?!?”
[2:56:12 PM] Malif: (epic per :D )
[2:56:33 PM] Sanura: She blinks softly and looks concerned at Nibo’s growing look of shock and such. “No! not at all.. that sounds .. not good.. can it be remedied?”
[2:56:43 PM] Mike: Mike snaps his head about a bit, looking at Nibo. “What do you mean by that?”
[2:57:48 PM] ST: Silence falls through the warehouse at the outbursts. Nibo rolls his eyes. “Wow, you guys sure know how to do damage control.”
[2:58:32 PM] Harry: Harry listens, stone-faced and thoughtful. “What would the effects be?”
[2:58:43 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs softly and glances back at Uncle and less so at Mike who hadn’t gotten quite so loud about it. [I should mention Sanura kept her voice low as she had when she started the conversation XD]
[2:59:14 PM] ST: “What’s going on?” asks Angela, rising. Naomi shakes her head at her girlfriend, who reluctantly settles back down.
[2:59:50 PM] Sanura: Sanura glances at the kids and Miss Simon. "Uncle Malif is still not feeling well and Mike wasn’t invited to a family gathering.. tsk .. go back to your game kids, or phones or what have you.. "
[2:59:59 PM] Malif: Malif sighs, the lingering drugs making his thoughts slower than they should be normally, but at least he’s feeling a bit better.
[3:00:32 PM] Harry: Harry looks at his sister, he’d pontificate, but even he only knew the very basics.
[3:03:17 PM | Edited 3:03:20 PM] Mike: “I wasn’t given much info, to be honest. Just kinda… rolled in without even knowing much of what’s going on. The old man was kinda odd about that.”
[3:04:31 PM] Sanura: She glances around at the adults. "Perhaps we can take this to Alejandro’s office.. " she turns her gaze to Naomi “can Angela fill you in, I’d like one of us down here with the kiddos at all times..”
[3:06:26 PM] ST: Naomi merely nods.
Miss Simon looks completely lost. She hobbles over to the Sanura and Nibo. “Is there something I should know?” she asks quietly.
“When we’re in the office, darling,” Nibo says. He nods at Sanura. “Lead the way.”
[3:06:27 PM] Malif: Malif pushes himself up to his feet, seeming a little more stable now.
[3:06:51 PM] ST: Alejandro falls into step behind the group going upstairs.
[3:06:52 PM] Mike: Mike would follow along with the others to the office.
[3:07:41 PM] Harry: Harry definately follows, googling Nibo’s name.
[3:08:20 PM] Sanura: She smiles faintly and does so, glad to get themselves at least of the range of mortal hearing. Once they’re all inside she’d close the door firmly behind them. “Now then.. ah .. Frere Nibo?” her tone questioning if she’d gotten the name correct. “If you could please tell us anything you can about what’s been given the children.. the effects and what we can do to help them..”
[3:09:16 PM] Malif: Malif lowers himself into a chair, listening curiously.
[3:09:25 PM] Malif: “Definitely does not sound good…”
[3:10:08 PM] Mike: “Yeah, what is this about Titans and such? This is the first time I’m hearing about this.”
[3:12:20 PM] Sanura: Sanura sits on the edge of the desk and crosses one leg over the other as she folds her hands primly on her lap. One might be put to mind of a teacher themed pinup.
[3:13:37 PM] ST: “Just Nibo, hon. I can counter the sedatives and memory suppression drugs,” says Nibo. “But the Titan blood will have to get out of their system the hard way. It’s hard to say what it’ll do—I can’t tell which Titan’s blood it is, or even if there’s a mixture. But do expect hallucinations, fevers, and… general belligerence once it starts to wear off.”
“Wait, what? What’s all this about sedatives and memory suppression and… blood?” asks Miss Simon, growing increasingly concerned.
Alejandro shoots her a look. She falls silent as she begins putting some of the pieces together in her head.
[3:14:24 PM] Harry: Harry looks over at Miss Simon. "Crash course.’
[3:15:10 PM | Edited 3:15:12 PM] Mike: Mike nods at Harry. “Kind of a crash course for me as well.”
[3:15:12 PM] ST: “WHAT!?” Angela’s voice resounds even past the closed door of the office. “Uh… I mean…” Her voice fades to a mumbled excuse.
[3:15:21 PM] Malif: “Miss Simon is ….. new to this whole divinity thing….”
[3:15:26 PM] Harry: “We’re the children of Gods, us in this room, all those kids out there. The Gods are kids of the Titans, like Gaia and Kronus. And Titan power’s kind of like comparing crack to caffiene.”
[3:15:49 PM] Harry: “And the good Father had them hooked on the stuff.”
[3:16:02 PM] Sanura: She smiles faintly and inclines her head to Nibo in thanks for the correction. "I see.. then we might need to keep them seperate.. I don’t want to know what a group of cranky god children might do to one another.. " She pauses “ah.. Nibo, do you think you might be able to request aid for us from Maman Bridgette? I think she’s a motherly sort is she not?” Wincing at Angela’s outburst.
[3:16:57 PM] Harry: “We’ve just been told this, and are trying to arrange for some kind of help or treatment for them.”
[3:16:57 PM] ST: The blood drains from Miss Simon’s face.
Nibo shrugs. “I’ll try. But Maman tends to have her hands full watching over all the graveyards in the world.”
[3:17:24 PM] ST: “Oh,” the mortal teacher says simply.
[3:18:18 PM] Victor: (By this point Miss Simon has got to be fate bound to everyone lol)
[3:18:32 PM] Victor: (she is soo out her element)
[3:18:46 PM] Sanura: Sanura nods her head softly in understanding. “I see.. I’ll try my own mother as well.. she’s a protectress after all.. and these children are in need of that certainly.” Smiling lightly to Nibo. “Thank you for your help it’s a great value, if you’d do what you’re able for the children we’d all be most obliged” taking her phone out agian.
[3:19:05 PM] Harry: “Nibo here is a minor God, a psychopomp, or guide for the dead, also patron saint of twinky club boys.”
[3:19:18 PM] Harry: “We’re hoping he can get us that help.”
[3:19:21 PM] Malif: “We did suspect something bad was going on with the children, Miss Simon, that’s why we showed up to get them out of there. We can help them out, now.”
[3:19:23 PM] Mike: Mike doesn’t even know who Maman is… but he listens intently. “So… let me get this straight… we’re the offspring of Gods… who are in turn the offspring of these… Titans? What I don’t get then… is how in the world the ‘good’” he makes air quotes. “father got ahold of the stuff… he seemed rather mortal to me.”
[3:20:08 PM] Harry: “That…is a very good question.”
[3:20:51 PM] Malif: “Don’t forget he had that poison capsule in his mouth too apparently. Clearly he’s someone’s pawn.”
[3:21:20 PM] ST: “Uh, what?” asks Nibo.
Alejandro growls, turns, and opens the door, revealing Carmen, who’s looking very surprised that she was caught. “Get out,” he says quietly but firmly, brooking no argument.
She puts her hands on her hips and lifts her chin defiantly. “I am out.”
[3:22:14 PM | Edited 3:22:26 PM] Mike: Mike turns his head to Carmen and flares his eyes. “Downstairs. With the other children. Now.” ((Overt Order. 1/6 Willpower left.))
[3:22:48 PM] Sanura: Sanura produces a chic thin wallet and takes out a pair of cards, one is her own and the other is for the place she bought her shoes. She passes both to Nibo with a small smile. Her gaze turning to Carmen "tsk.. Ladies do not eves drop.. " shaking her head slightly. “You’re an adult.. do act like one and don’t share whatever you might have heard..” she starts.. before Mike orders her.. “Damn it Mike.. you ..” she shakes her head.
[3:24:09 PM] ST: “Hard to act like one when you guys aren’t even treating me like one,” she retorts even as she turns on her heels and starts heading down the stairs.
[3:26:20 PM] Sanura: Sighs softly and places her thumb and forefinger to the bridge of her nose a moment. “that will be fun to fix.. let’s hope she’s not angry enough to tell the others anything” She looks up and to the others. Focusing on Malif. "Uncle do you think you could contact your mother, I think she might be of service if so.. "
[3:27:04 PM] Malif: Malif shrugs. “I’m not sure, but I could try.”
[3:27:11 PM] ST: Nibo accepts the cards, stowing them in his coat. “All right, I’m gonna go heal these kids now. But, since this involves the Titans, I’m gonna want as much information as you can give me. The others should know about what’s going on here.”
[3:27:49 PM] Harry: “Same here. This needs to be a two-way street, for once.”
[3:28:10 PM] Sanura: Sanura nods softly to Malif and then to Nibo. “Thank you again and of course we’ll strive to inform you.. ah.. is there a number we might get or..” she smiles a little. “we’re not sure exactly how to get ahold of our parents or extended families you see…”
[3:29:03 PM] Harry: “I always just got to one of the Olympic stadiums and leave an offering. Works sometimes. Usually I just get Nike, rather than my dad though…”
[3:29:46 PM] ST: It’s Nibo’s turn to pull out a card. “This is my veve. Dani knows the drill, she can show you the proper rituals.” He hands it to Sanura.
[3:30:21 PM] Sanura: Sanura glances to Harry with interest at that. “Oh I see.. hmmn that’s rather archaic but .. apparently fairly effective..” She accepts the card and looks at it with intrest. “Oh.. how.. lovely.. thank you very much” she slides the card into her wallet.
[3:30:25 PM] Mike: “I’m almost as clueless as you are, Nibo. I came in here thinking it was a simple matter of a mortal wanting to step up his game somehow… now I find out that they’re hyped up on Titan Blood, something that Mortals should NOT have, and that O’Brien seems to be working for someone bigger… but he wasn’t very talkative when he inhaled that Cyanide.” He turns to Harry. “Speaking of, did the docs say anything about if he’ll pull through?”
[3:31:09 PM] Harry: “They said cyanide poisoning basically destroys your ability to process oxygen, so he’s probably gonna be brain damaged, if he lives through it at all.”
[3:31:32 PM] Malif: “Would serve him right, though.”
[3:31:41 PM] Malif: “Doesn’t help our cause much on the other hand.”
[3:31:59 PM | Edited 3:32:21 PM] Sanura: She puts her hand to her brow “of course.. thinking of the children I forgot about that.. creep.” she winces a little bit and gives Nibo a sidelong glance. “I do hate to impose further but.. I’ll get you a pair of Loubotin if you could heal one more person?”
[3:32:14 PM] Mike: “Better than he deserves, in my opinion… anyone who kidnaps children deserves nothing less than being barbecued in the chair.”
[3:32:14 PM] Harry: “Come to think of it, he might be mainlining Titan blood too. He may be doing jumping jacks by now.”
[3:32:48 PM] Mike: “If that were the case, he wouldn’t have been that easy to take on… and he wouldn’t have needed to resort to the Cyanide.”
[3:33:13 PM] Sanura: Sanura nods softly to Mike with his observation, finding she agrees.
[3:34:23 PM] ST: “Whoa, whoa, whoa,” says Nibo. “One thing at a time. Right now I’m gonna take care of the kids. But before I start on this O’Brien fellow, you’re gonna have to tell me what this is all about.”
[3:34:50 PM] Mike: Mike turns to Nibo. “How do you mean?”
[3:35:21 PM] ST: “Well, first of all, who the hell is this O’Brien, what’s all this about cyanide, and why do you want me to heal him?”
[3:35:25 PM] Sanura: Sanura nods "of course.. sorry.. " she clears her throat “we don’t know why this was all done, but Father O Brian is the furthest up the foodchain of the assholes that did this.. I’d like him healed for .. questioning.”
[3:35:36 PM] Harry: “O’Brien was collecting young Scions and turning them against their Sires in an armed compound in the woods.”
[3:35:39 PM] Malif: “He’s a terrible man who kidnapped, brainwashed,a nd drugged children of the gods.”
[3:36:01 PM] Sanura: [XD well between us all he knows as much as we do eh?]
[3:36:11 PM] ST: “In that case, I ain’t healing his ass.”
[3:36:37 PM] Mike: “We didn’t ask you to.”
[3:36:46 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs softly “While I understand your refusal I ask you to reconsider.. you want answers as much as we do.. he’s the best source so far..”
[3:37:25 PM] ST: Nibo looks at Mike. “Goin’ deaf after being so close to the amps?” he asks. He nods to Sanura. “She just asked me to heal him.”
[3:37:40 PM] Malif: “We just want to be able to interrogate the son of a bitch.”
[3:38:05 PM] Mike: Mike turns to Sanura… his brain was getting all wrapped up… all this new information flooding his brain, and overriding all other thought. “Sorry… not deaf… just all of this new info is flooding my brain somewhat.”
[3:38:18 PM] Sanura: Sanura smooths one hand over her hair. “If it helps I don’t think he’ll like what he’s brought back to.” her tone is velvet over steel.
[3:40:27 PM] ST: Nibo sighs and shakes his head. “I’ll think about it. But first things first.” He exits the office and heads downstairs to tend to the children.
[3:41:14 PM] Sanura: She gives a soft nod of her head. “It’s all we can ask.. thank you for your help with the kids” she nods and looks to the others. “I thought we were agreed he was our best chance to get further up the ladder.. to find the real cause of all this..”
[3:43:06 PM] Malif: “Course we are.”
[3:43:48 PM] ST: Miss Simon rubs her temples, “I… I think I need a drink.”
“Me too,” mutters Alejandro.
[3:44:24 PM] Sanura: She turns her gaze to the others as Uncle agrees with her. “Ah is that wise with the drugging Alejandro?” her brows furrowing slightly.
[3:45:38 PM] ST: He sighs in exasperation. “I didn’t say I was going to get one.”
[3:46:19 PM] Sanura: She smiles “well how was I to know” she looks to Mike, Harry and Angela. “So.. do you agree we should try to have the father revived .. to see what we might learn?”
[3:46:43 PM] ST: (( Angela’s not in the office ))
[3:46:55 PM] Sanura: [oh sorry coulda sworn she came with]
[3:47:18 PM] ST: (( No, remember her outburst when Naomi told her what was going on? XD ))
[3:47:26 PM] Sanura: [XD oh yeah ]
[3:47:53 PM] Mike: Mike sighs and nods. “At this point, with the new knowledge I know now, I’d say that’s the only course of action we’ve got now.”
[3:49:02 PM] Sanura: One manicured hand slides into her back, fingertips smoothing over the firm leather of her whip. “We can try to be reasonable.. and if he won’t co-operate.. we have other .. methods…”
[3:49:32 PM] Harry: Harry sighs. “I should have thrown him in front of a goddamned bus.”
[3:49:42 PM] Malif: “Oh I have ways to get secrets out of people, don’t worry.”
[3:50:07 PM | Edited 3:50:25 PM] Sanura: Sanura shrugs softly “Oh well you’re free to do that if you like.. after we’ve gotten any information we’re able… are there other objections?”
[3:50:46 PM] Mike: “Once we get the info we need out of him, that’ll determine what we go about doing next.”
[3:51:30 PM] ST: “You’re not going to torture him, are you?” asks Miss Simon, deliberately blunt and quite wary.
[3:51:56 PM] Sanura: Sanura pauses “Well… only if he forces us to”
[3:52:02 PM] Malif: “Oh, that shouldn’t be necessary,though.”
[3:54:03 PM] Sanura: Smiles faintly and gestures with one hand to her uncle. “There see.. shouldn’t be necessary.”
[3:54:19 PM] ST: She shakes her head. “I refuse to leave children in the hands of people who are willing to resort to torture. I did this once before, unknowingly. It’s not going to happen again if I can help it, whether you’re all children of the gods or not.”
[3:54:36 PM] Harry: “Let me ask you a serious question.”
[3:54:37 PM] ST: Alejandro runs a hand through his hair.
[3:54:54 PM] Harry: He looks at Miss Simon. “Ignoring the god issue for a moment.”
[3:55:43 PM] Sanura: If there is a window Sanura would stand to go check up on how Nibo is doing with the children.
[3:55:55 PM] Harry: “If you had just learned that every child in this warehouse was a sex slave, kept against their will, their friends and families murdered, their homes burned down, and then had been hooked on meth and crack…what would the man who did it deserve?”
[3:55:57 PM] Malif: “As I said, Miss Simon, we’re not going to be doing that.”
[3:56:39 PM] ST: “A lifetime in jail,” she replies.
[3:56:53 PM] Harry: “You are a very reasonable woman.”
[3:57:30 PM] Harry: “But my grandfather is Zeus, and my family’s not big on reasonable punishments for even genteel assholes.”
[3:57:51 PM] Harry: “And some of those kids down there are in that family.”
[3:58:18 PM] Harry: “And our family’s torture methods involve being chained to rocks and having your liver eaten by vultures daily.”
[3:58:59 PM] Harry: “So, while I can promise not to lay a hand on him…he’s fucked.”
[3:59:16 PM] ST: Though there are no windows, all it takes is a step outside the office door to check up on Nibo. He’s tending to each of the children. Some, including Lise and Dennis, seem to be awkening from a daze and beginning to panic, but then either Naomi, Angela, Susan, Amanda, or Brendan step in to calm them down.
[4:02:45 PM | Edited 4:03:16 PM] ST: Miss Simon nods hesitantly. “Well, it’s not like I can stop the gods from punishing as they seem fit… As long as none of you torture him.” She looks at Malif. “Do whatever else you need to. And make sure he’s brought to justice.”
[4:03:22 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs softly, glad for the help of Naomi, Angela and the other children. She’d return to the room for the moment and once again close the door behind her. Her gaze moving to Miss Simon and she nods faintly, glad the woman can see she’s quite outmatched.
[4:04:40 PM] Malif: Malif smiles reassuringly. “All I need to do is talk to the padre. Apart from that, we just need to take care of these kids, and find who’s behind it all.”
[4:05:02 PM] Sanura: She takes a breath “Now.. if only Nibo will agree to help we’ll be on our way.” She purses her lips. “Do any of you have the ability to.. soothe the children? They’re .. not doing well once they’ve been cleansed of the mortal drugs.” she holds up her hands. “they’re being taken care of for the moment.. I simply think it would be nice if they were not so .. adjitated…”
[4:06:32 PM] Malif: Malif shakes his head. “Not supernaturally, though I could put on a magic show if they’re into such things.”
[4:07:17 PM] ST: Miss Simon nods. “I’ll talk to them. They trust me.” She gives each of those in the office a meaningful look. “Just make sure that none of you break /my/ trust. Please.” It’s more a request than a threat.
[4:08:30 PM] Sanura: Sanura smiles a little to Malif’s suggestion. “That couldn’t hurt I think.” She looks to Miss Simon and her smile warms faintly. “Miss, we’ve already gone almost blind to an unknown enemy to save these kids, you can trust we won’t allow harm to them.”
[4:08:39 PM] Harry: Harry sighs. “I’d like that alot. But I’m not sure how in the world any court’s going to be able to punish him. Given the chance, I’m turning him over to the Gods.”
[4:09:42 PM] ST: Miss Simon merely nods before exiting the office.
[4:09:44 PM] Malif: “I’ll need to head to the hotel to get my stage outfit, but its not a problem.”
[4:10:07 PM] Sanura: “I do think that Harrys idea of finding the children safe haven with a God or Goddess is wise.. should we be able to get ahold of one.. speaking of.” she’d dial the number she’d been interupted from earlier.
[4:11:02 PM] Malif: “If they even have the time to spare for it.”
[4:12:41 PM] Sanura: She sighs softly and hangs up. “Well that’s too bad.. perhaps Harrys course of suplication would be advised… who do you all think would be best to request aid from in this matter?” she looks to the others with faintly arched brows. “I do hate to leave the children to mortal or even scion protection.. it failed in the past after all..”
[4:13:34 PM] Malif: “Contacting their parent-gods might be a start.”
[4:14:05 PM] ST: Nibo peeks into the office. “I’ve taken care of everyone, and I /really/ have to get back to my duties. I’ll see what I can do about this Father O’Brien. Need anything else before I go?”
[4:15:14 PM] Harry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Memorial_Coliseum
[4:15:16 PM] Sanura: Sanura nods "it could be.. but with what we’ve been told their parent’s might not be very quick to aid them… " looking to Nibo.. “thank you very much, it’s really very good of you.. I think.. we shall strive to muddle through..” her tone questioning as she looks to the rest if they’ve some other request of the Ghede.
[4:15:33 PM] ST: Alejandro raises his hand. “Please get these tranqs out of my system.”
[4:16:24 PM] Malif: Malif shakes his head. “No, thank you much for what you’ve done already.”
[4:16:39 PM] Sanura: Sanura smirks faintly “Ah.. Alejo, Sorry.. you’re always so calm as it is I forgot you were sedated” she teases lightly.
[4:19:13 PM] Harry: Harry thanks Nibo, and heads out. “Angela! We have another trip to make tonight.”
[4:21:45 PM] Mike: Mike smiles at Nibo. “Nibo… if you see my old man again, tell him he’s a dick for omitting the Titan details when he told me about my heritage.”
[4:23:13 PM] ST: Nibo looks a little startled as Alejandro speaks up. He then smirks. “Well, well, well! Mee-ow! Didn’t notice you in all this hectic activity. I’ll get you sobered up right quick, guapo.” Nibo approaches, examining Alejandro. “Oh my! You should be dead three times over.” He puts a hand on Alejandro’s forehead, takes a deep breath, and pulls his hand away, pinching his fingers and thumb together as if pulling something out. He then tosses this unseen thing away. “There, all better. Take two and call me in the morning.” He pauses. “Better yet, call me sooner.” He gives Alejandro a wink. Alejandro’s tone and expression are carefully neutral when he says, “Thanks.”
[4:24:04 PM] Mike: Mike laughs at Nibo’s reaction to Alejandro.
[4:24:09 PM] ST: Nibo looks to Mike. “Will do. But don’t be mad if you don’t get invited to parties anymore.”
[4:24:49 PM] Sanura: Sanura can’t help but laugh softly as Alejandro is subjected to blatant flirting along with his healing.
[4:25:30 PM] Mike: “He invited me to ONE party, technically. And it was sort of a ruse of a party to begin with! The man’s a dick!” He grins. “But you probably enjoy that sort of thing, ehh?” He gives Nibo a sly wink.
[4:25:32 PM] Sanura: Sanura purses her lips and looks around for Crook. “here kitty kitty” she intones softly, purposefully taunting her companion.
[4:25:43 PM] Malif: (Nibo’s such a slut XD )
[4:25:47 PM] Sanura: [XD]
[4:26:01 PM] ST: “Ew. That’s our father you’re talking about.”
[4:26:23 PM] Malif: Malif chuckles at the exchange. “Takes all kinds.”
[4:26:51 PM] Mike: Mike raises his hands. “Hey, I claim ignorance. I had no idea you were my brother…” His face goes white at that realization. “Oh Gods, I’m related to you…”
[4:27:08 PM] Victor: (hell of a way to meet your brother lol)
[4:27:28 PM] Sanura: Sanura frowns lightly “Now now Mike.. if anything Nibo has the worst end of that deal”
[4:27:29 PM] ST: Nibo grins mischievously. “That’s right, hon. Means I get to tell embarrassing stories about you when you were little.”
[4:28:03 PM] Sanura: She points to Nibo. “He is fabulous”
[4:28:13 PM] ST: “Damn straight I am!”
[4:28:15 PM] Malif: “Oh now those sound like interesting stories!”
[4:28:19 PM] Harry: Harry unlocks the BMW. “I’m gonna try to summon Dad.”
[4:28:28 PM] Mike: Mike raises an eyebrow. “How can you? The first time I met you was at dad’s bar.”
[4:29:19 PM] Malif: Malif gets up. “Hey, let me come along, and get my stuff from the hotel first?”
[4:29:35 PM] Sanura: She smiles as she makes a note to get those shoes for Nibo regardless of his help with the Father. Glancing down she tries to judge his size in ladies foot apparel. Her lips however are on another subject and she calls out a bit louder. “Crook?”
[4:30:39 PM] ST: “Oh, you’re so cute when you’re clueless!” Nibo laughs. “Okay, I really have to go now. Good luck!” And, with a puff of cigar smoke and the smell of white rum and medicinal herbs, he’s gone.
[4:30:53 PM] Harry: Gathering up his Speed Demon gear, he looks around for his sister once more, before climbing in. “Last chance…”
[4:31:07 PM] Sanura: Sanura sniffs lightly “oh.. that’s rather pleasant actually..”
[4:31:40 PM] Malif: (Does Harry accept Malif’s request?)
[4:31:57 PM] ST: Angela starts after Harry, pauses, turns back to Naomi, gives her a quick kiss, and then hops into Harry’s car.
[4:32:10 PM] Sanura: [daww girl love so cute]
[4:32:13 PM] Mike: Mike inhales a bit at the left-behind smell. “Just like family…” He shivers. “Geez, I’m related to him… I guess I should be glad, since I know he won’t start hitting on me.”
[4:33:26 PM] Harry: (Didn’t realize you were talking to him.)“Squeeze in. Apparently Malif’s coming.”
[4:33:39 PM] ST: Alejandro shakes his head to himself and exits the office.
[4:33:55 PM] ST: Angela does so. “Where we headed this time?”
[4:34:23 PM] ST: As Alejandro leaves, Crook slides in and rubs against Sanura’s legs.
[4:34:36 PM] Harry: “The Olympic Stadium in LA.”
[4:35:29 PM | Edited 4:35:33 PM] ST: “Wait a second. That’s, like, a good ten hours away. I don’t care how fast you drive, there’s always traffic in LA.”
[4:35:38 PM] Malif: Malif nods and slips into the car. “Thanks. I’ll need my stage costume if thek ids want a show. Wouldn’t mind meeting your dad, either.”
[4:35:48 PM] Sanura: Sanura smiles and reaches down to pet Crook softly “Hello love, I’ve got a question for you.” a light scratch behind one ear. “do you think I might be able get mother to ah.. come by for a chat or call me or.. something along those lines? There are rituals for such are there not?”
[4:36:33 PM] Harry: “Yeah. But, sometime life demands these things. And there’s no closer place I know of to summon him, unless you have a better bead on him…” He cranks the BMW, and begins to pull out.
[4:36:47 PM] ST: Crook looks at Sanura intently, his hieroglyphic response floating over his head. Of course.
[4:37:42 PM] Sanura: She grins a little at the responce, short and not really elaborating on the how. “Shall I look it up online?” she questions a little unsure how relable that might be.
[4:37:45 PM] ST: Suddenly, a man seemingly from out of nowhere slams onto Harry’s car from above, shattering the windshield.
[4:37:50 PM] ST: (( Victor, make your pose. ))
[4:38:42 PM] Mike: (( Hell of a way to make an entrance, that’s for damned sure! ))
[4:39:06 PM] Malif: O_O
[4:39:07 PM] Harry: (Can I react fast and smooth enough to not slam the car wildly?)
[4:39:14 PM] Malif: (Who is in the car aside from me and harry?)
[4:39:19 PM] ST: (( Angela ))
[4:39:27 PM] Harry: (Me and Angela in the front, you in the back)
[4:39:30 PM] Malif: (Subtle entrance, though xd )
[4:39:59 PM] ST: Crook flicks his tail. No, you should —
[4:40:59 PM | Edited 4:41:00 PM] ST: Then, in mid-thought, he jumps up and turns towards the office door, his fur standing on end.
[4:41:18 PM] ST: (( Yes, you can Hans ))
[4:41:41 PM] Victor: *landing on the BMW one knee down the other knee bent his right fist smashed into the top of the Vehicle the left outstretched behind him Victor smirks and jumps again front flipping off the vehicle and landing on the Street in front of the Vehicle Stopping it from moving if need be and stares intently at the driver his tribal inlay on his bracers glowing a shadow flys over him Squawking in the air*
[4:42:30 PM] Sanura: She huffs as the feline is interupted and is alerted by his reaction. “What’s the matter..” she exits the office and moves towards the kids first looking them over for harm before moving towards the doors to see if that is where the fright was from. “If it’s another ghost..” she mutters softly.
[4:42:58 PM] Harry: Harry gets out, eyes crackling with lightning. “What the -fuck-!?”
[4:42:58 PM] Malif: “Woah! Is this guy some kind of revenge attack from the padre?”
[4:43:31 PM] Mike: Mike turns to Sanura. “No ghosts here… but something just happened outside.” He would make his way outside to see what the commotion was about.
[4:44:19 PM] Victor: *Victor scoffs a little and turns his attention to Malif tilting his head but saying nothing, he attention diverts to Angela then back to the Eyes that have caught his attention*
[4:45:17 PM] Sanura: Sanura hangs back a little and watches the interplay for the moment.. silent. [brb need the foods]
[4:45:19 PM] Victor: (Victor by the way Shirtless, bracers, black cargo pants and black slip on motorcycle boots his hair loose and flowing in the breeze)
[4:45:56 PM] Harry: “Alright Drogo, that’s your ass.” Harry charges.
[4:46:20 PM] ST: A panicked murmur goes up among the children as they hear the crash from outside. Lance quickly heads out, putting his horsehair helm on and hefting his spear. Alejandro turns to Miss Simon and says, “Keep them calm. We’ll take care of this.” He heads out as well.
Brendan starts after Lance, but Lance spots this and holds him at arm’s length. “Stay here where it’s safe.”
“Eat a dick, Lance.”
Lance shakes his head. “I warned you.” They head out side-by-side.
[4:47:17 PM] Victor: *Victor Braces for the charge and would attempt to Clinch him if he were to get too close*
[4:47:30 PM] Mike: Mike sees the new guy and his eyes go wide. “What the he-” He notices some of the kids coming outside. “heck is going on?!” He’d pull out his guitar and pick.
[4:47:51 PM] Malif: Malif gets out of the car too, but hangs back from the impending fight. “Who are you?”
[4:48:44 PM] Harry: (Sweet fucking jesus, that’s 11 hits)
[4:48:53 PM] ST: “Boys!” shouts Miss Simon. They don’t seem to hear her.
Angela quickly exits the vehicle, her fists clenched. “What the—”
[4:49:14 PM] Victor: *Victor has his focus on the eyes blatently ignores the request of the man who just exited the Vehicle* (Rolling for Clinch)
[4:49:29 PM] Victor: (popping legend flare)
[4:49:37 PM] ST: (( Victor’s Parry DV is 11 ))
[4:49:44 PM] Harry: (Nice)
[4:50:14 PM] Harry: (Whoa, just looked at my roll)
[4:50:29 PM] Harry: (That’s 14.)
[4:50:36 PM] Harry: (10 on the DICE)
[4:50:49 PM] Mike: ((You did E instead of X. Silly Hans. :P))
[4:51:27 PM] Harry: (Been a while since I laid smack down)
[4:51:59 PM] ST: “Don’t worry—I’ll bring them back, Miss Simon,” says Susan. She heads out as well.
[4:52:11 PM] Victor: 9D10 => [ 7 +7 +10 +9 +6 +3 +3 +8 +10 ] = 63 (Rolz.org) (against im assuming your Dodge thats 8 on dice +4 from strength +4 from legend so 16 for clinch
[4:52:48 PM] ST: (( Sy, you’d type 9D10X7 and it should count your successes for you, and two for 10s ))
[4:53:10 PM] Mike: ((Join the room we’re in, Sy. Set your name, then the room is GodTouched.))
[4:53:11 PM] ST: (( Future reference ))
[4:53:20 PM] Victor: ((how))
[4:53:42 PM] ST: (( Go to rolz.org/group then type in your character’s name in the first field and GodTouched in the second ))
[4:53:45 PM] Harry: (Okay, let’s get this step by step. rolz.org, Dice Room)
[4:53:59 PM] Harry: (Name, for room: GodTouched)
[4:54:02 PM] Sanura: Sanura turns to the boys and girl that came out. “Back inside right this instant!” A firm point of her hand on outstretched arm.
[4:54:14 PM] Harry: (There we go)
[4:54:23 PM] Mike: ((And now you roll in here.))
[4:54:28 PM] Victor: so reroll?
[4:54:29 PM] Harry: (Secondly, I have your DV by 3 and this ain’t an opposed roll.)
[4:54:29 PM] Victor: (())
[4:54:50 PM] Mike: ((He rolled Clinch in reaction to you getting close.))
[4:55:04 PM] Harry: (He can test me on Join Battle if he wants…)
[4:55:20 PM] Harry: (But I’m pretty sure I have the advantage here.)
[4:55:36 PM] ST: (( Yes. Combat’s started, so roll JB if you’re getting involved ))
[4:55:41 PM] Mike: ((Unless he’s got Opening Gambit, too. :P))
[4:55:47 PM] Victor: ((nope))
[4:55:51 PM] Mike: ((Ooh! Combat! Gotta love it!))
[4:56:17 PM] Harry: (6 hits)
[4:56:17 PM] Sanura: [does one need to Join Battle to use a knack?]
[4:56:28 PM] Mike: ((JB is 7.))
[4:57:00 PM] Harry: (Yeah…I’ll get two hits on him before he has time to -react-)
[4:57:38 PM] Harry: (And this is without using Legend, of which I am spent on, unless our victory last session refilled me)
[4:57:42 PM] Mike: ((Mike has quicker reflexes than the Speedster right now, though. :P))
[4:57:58 PM] ST: (( Okay. Gonna put a hard stop here because It’s That Time. ))
[4:58:04 PM] ST: (( We’ll pick this up next week. ))
Denouement? Don't Mind If I Do!
In which the children are taken to the warehouse, there's a visit from a god, and another hero drops in... literally
[12:12:44 PM] ST: So! In last week’s episode…