[12:04:55 PM] ST: Okay! Last week, on Harry the Mook-Slayer!
[12:05:03 PM] ST: (Actually two weeks ago)
[12:05:14 PM] Malif: Cleanup, Aisle Harry!
[12:06:46 PM] ST: Most of our heroes regrouped at the warehouse. Mike confessed his confession to Alejandro. Malif had a private conference with Sheila. Harry and Angela fought the mooks and won without breaking a sweat (though they did spill a LOT of blood).
[12:08:01 PM] Malif: (And some LEgend points!)
[12:08:15 PM] ST: We’re going to start back at the warehouse, as Malif exits the office…
[12:16:31 PM] ST: Sheila steps out a half-a-pace behind Malif, fully awake. She looks briefly at each of the people in the warehouse before dropping her gaze to the ground. Her hands are clutched nervously before her.
[12:18:05 PM] Sanura: Sanura rolls up the whip she’d been practicing with and glances around at the others. “So.. we can’t keep her knocked out all the time.. are we taking turns with guard duty or what?” she questions as she glances back to Sheila, as far as she could tell the woman was innocent of malice in her actions, so she felt sort of sorry for her.
[12:18:51 PM] Malif: Malif smiles warmly, feigning confusion. “I don’t know what you mean. Why would we guard such a nice lady?”
[12:19:21 PM] Malif: “I’ve seen to everything, its all cleared up now.”
[12:22:54 PM] ST: Sofia looks up, smiling broadly. “So she’s a good guy now!”
[12:23:52 PM] Mike: “Looks like it.” Mike is just now reaching the others.
[12:24:10 PM] Sanura: Sanura heaves a great sigh of releif “Thank goodness” she mumbles softly as she folds her hands in front of her. “now.. what -was- our next order of business?”
[12:25:07 PM] Malif: Malif nods to Sofia and gives Sheila a reassuring pat on the shoulder. “Well we do need to find out where the padre was taking these children, but i’m still not sure how we’ll go about that step yet.”
[12:31:47 PM] ST: Sheila gives Malif a brief, wan smile and a nod. Sofia begins to climb up the stairs to properly greet the new good guy, but Alejandro opens the door and leans into the warehouse outside. “I’m going to pick up our remaining jailbird.” His eyes settle on Sheila briefly, but he doesn’t comment. “Sofia, Boudicca, you’re with me.” Sofia runs up the stairs, gives Sheila a brief hug, and then dashes to her father and follows him out the door, saying, “I didn’t get to finish my ice cream. Can we get some more?”
[12:33:03 PM] Sanura: Sanura snorts softly and then glances to from Malif to Sheila “so.. no running to the bad guys when we let you go?” Asking this more of Malif than Sheila.
[12:33:40 PM] Malif: Malif notices the glance towards Sheila, and he tosses Alejandro a nod and a thumbs up.
[12:34:03 PM] Malif: Which he then turns towards Sanura as well. “All clear!”
[12:35:09 PM] ST: Alejandro catches Malif’s signals and gives a slight nod before closing the door to the warehouse.
[12:35:47 PM] Sanura: Smiles faintly "Well then hmmn .. " she taps her chin and looks to Sheila. “when the padre took the children to .. where ever.. did he take a car? did you see tickets of some sort perhaps? or can you say how long he was usually gone?”
[12:38:55 PM] ST: “He did. Sometimes he would be gone for days, sometimes he would come back the next day.” Sheila pauses. “I saw nothing, he always… blindfold me when I go to the school. Muy secreto.”
[12:39:28 PM] Sanura: Sanura nods her head softly and purses her lips. “I was afraid of that.. clever bastard”
[12:39:30 PM] Mike: “Then if you didn’t see anything… what about your other senses? Smell anything? Hear anything?”
[12:41:26 PM] ST: She shakes her head. “They do not talk when I am in the car with them. But sometimes they smoke.”
[12:41:54 PM] Sanura: Sanura quirks a brow. “Cigarettes?”
[12:42:51 PM] ST: Sheila shrugs. “I think so.”
[12:43:46 PM] Sanura: Hmmns softly “oh.. how about the vehicle… how did it smell? Like leather? Did you have to climb into it or did it sit low.. the engine was it loud or soft?”
[12:44:11 PM] Malif: “Hmm, well knowing they are smokers could narrow things down slightly. I wonder if theysmoke an unusual brand?”
[12:44:36 PM] Mike: “And not just while you’re in the car… they must have taken you out of the car at points… did you hear anything when that happened?”
[12:48:44 PM] ST: “I do not know, senorita. I do not think about the car.” She looks at Mike and shakes her head. “When they take me out, I am at the school. It’s in a… the woods, but I do not know where.”
[12:49:17 PM] Malif: “What is the building like, then? A church, or a private school, or maybe a high school type of place?”
[12:50:08 PM] Mike: “She was blindfolded when they took her out of the car, she said.” He wouldn’t say it condescendingly, just a reminder.
[12:51:27 PM] ST: “The padre tells me it was once a mansion. Muy viejo.”
[12:51:42 PM] Malif: Malif rolls his eyes. “Not blindfolded inside the school though, rocker boy.”
[12:52:19 PM] Sanura: Sanura smiles faintly “well that’s a start.. a mansion in the woods… an old one at that..” phone pops out and she does an internet search.
[12:53:48 PM] ST: (( It’s about this point that Harry and Angela arrive at the warehouse in the Land Rover. ))
[12:56:49 PM] Harry: (Will pose shortly)
[12:57:15 PM] Sanura: Sanura hmms softly “well can’t exactly cross reference that on a phone.. lot’s of woods.. and plenty of rich guys buildin’ big houses.”
[12:59:22 PM] ST: Sheila nods. “Sorry I cannot help more than that.”
[1:00:13 PM] Sanura: Sanura smiles. “It’s alright, you’ve been very brave and good to help us despite your earlier.. em… encounter”
[1:00:37 PM] Mike: “Can you tell about how long it took to get from where you started to where these woods are?”
[1:01:19 PM] ST: She shakes her head.
[1:01:58 PM] Sanura: Sanura considers “If I show you images of different era homes.. could you pick out one that looks similar?”
[1:02:48 PM] Malif: “Well, they did say it was an old mansion, so it cant be any of these newer constructions.”
[1:03:13 PM] Malif: (I’m shocked Harry hasn’t made an XMen joke yet XD )
[1:03:17 PM] ST: “I… Maybe.”
[1:03:53 PM] Sanura: Sanura gives a bright smile to that “we just ask that you try Senora.” [not sure if she brought her lappy, can I just say she did? __]
[1:04:38 PM] ST: (( Yeah, she went up to her hotel room earlier so we can say she did. ))
[1:04:44 PM] Sanura: [good deal]
[1:05:41 PM] Sanura: Sanura goes to her big bag of holding and takes out a laptop. She’d look for a place to sit with Sheila to go over some various photos of different decor in the San Francisco area in different time frames.
[1:15:53 PM] ST: Crook’s kitty senses are tingling. Seeming to have forgotten that he’s offended, he saunters over to Sanura and jumps up onto her laptop, rubbing his face on her hands as she’s typing.
[1:16:51 PM] Sanura: Sanura blinks a few times. “what’s up Crook?” she questions, giving his head a breif rub.
[1:17:30 PM] Harry: Harry pulls up in the Land Rover, picking little bits of drying blood out of his hair, and once he’s got the thing in place, he hops out, the sword, in it’s sheath, and his gym bag in one hand. “You would not -believe- the day I’m having…”
[1:18:03 PM] ST: There’s an itch between my shoulders.
[1:19:34 PM] Sanura: Sanura laughs softly and scratches him lightly between the shoulders as she uses her free hand to surf through pictures. “What about this one?” she questions glancing up when Harry enters. “eh?” going back to the research of interior design.
[1:21:10 PM] Malif: Malif looks over as Harry enters. “Do tell?”
[1:22:36 PM] Harry: He pulls off his shades. “I swear to god we were attacked by men with automatic rifles in -her- apartment!” He jerks a thumb back at Angela. “I…kinda flipped out with a magic sword, got a little -too- flashy…and kind of went Highlander on them.”
[1:23:07 PM] ST: Angela steps out of the car with her bags of stuff, appearing to be very pale, even a little ill. Her phone chimes just before she enters, playing the Justice League animated series theme song. She looks to the others, sets down a bag just inside the door, says, “Gimme a minute,” and steps outside the warehouse to receive the call.
[1:23:22 PM] Malif: “There can be only one! Well, you didn’t decapitate Angela did you? Oh, there she is. Phew!”
[1:23:39 PM] Sanura: Sanura blinks and frowns. “that sounds like a very bad situation.. did you get away without being seen?”
[1:24:48 PM] Harry: “Pretty much, though, if someone goes through the video in the complex, if there is any, Joe Incognito’s nailed. So, I’m gonna have to find another way to keep a low profile, or just tell my agent I’m in town.”
[1:26:08 PM] ST: Sheila glances at Harry, but, being as she doesn’t recognize El Demonio without his gear, she continues examining the pictures Sanura pulls up.
[1:27:25 PM] Malif: Malif smiles to Harry. “Oh, and you’ll be glad to know everything has been sorted out with Sheila, so we can relax.” He gives a knowing wink.
[1:30:08 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs faintly and clicks through pictures. “If you see anything that rings a bell” she murmurs though she glances at Harry. “Why were people sent there.. the girls were supposed to be locked up.. how did anyone know to assemble and set a force of assailents upon you..”
[1:32:22 PM] ST: Shortly after this brief exchange, Angela opens the door to the warehouse and stands in the doorway, her brow furrowed intently. “That was Panaretos. Apparently he overheard a couple of men by a dark van, saying something about a failed mission. They left. He followed them. It led him to this fortified mansion-looking place somewhere in Woodside.”
[1:33:10 PM] Sanura: Sanura does a google search for Mansions in Woodside because, she’s at the computer and such like.
[1:33:10 PM] Malif: Malif blinks. "You don’t say? "
[1:33:18 PM] Harry: “I don’t trust that guy. He walks out, in come assassins.”
[1:33:25 PM] Malif: “A fortified mansion in the woods. Well well….”
[1:33:38 PM] Harry: Harry pulls out a comb, trying to get the rest of the blood out of his short hair.
[1:35:23 PM] ST: Angela nods. “I don’t like it either, but we don’t have any better leads. Even after weeks of searching.” She indicates her laptop bag.
[1:35:30 PM] Sanura: Exceedingly private.. celebrity sort of place it seems like.."
[1:36:30 PM] Malif: “Sounds like this place needs some covert scouting. I doubt this is coincidence.”
[1:37:20 PM] Harry: “So, I need a washer, dryer, shower, and a plan.”
[1:38:07 PM] Mike: “Don’t think we have indoor plumbing in this place…”
[1:38:59 PM] Sanura: Sanura rubs her brow. “So.. did your fellow get an address maybe?” she questions hopefully.
[1:40:09 PM] ST: Angela turns her phone towards everyone else. “I have that GPS Tracking Pro app with his number queued up.” Google maps is displayed on the screen, with a little box to indicate this Panaretos’s location.
[1:40:34 PM] Malif: “Who is this Panareto person?”
[1:46:21 PM] ST: “Dr. Panaretos pointed my friends and I to some very important information regarding these children and Father O’Brien. In fact, if it weren’t for Panaretos, we wouldn’t have been able to catch the Father kidnapping Carmen Saavedra.” She pauses. “Of course, that was just before most of us were… killed and the fire was set at the school.”
[1:47:07 PM] Malif: “How did he know about these things, and how did he come to be revealing it to you?”
[1:48:47 PM] Mike: “Most importantly… how much does he know about us?”
[1:50:18 PM] Harry: “I’m starting to think he’s -very- clued in, and playing dumb.”
[1:51:17 PM] ST: Angela shrugs. “All I know is that he rarely called, but when he did his information was always good.” She crosses her arms and nods as Harry speaks. “Yeah, this does smack of a trap to me.”
[1:51:41 PM] Malif: “How did you meet this doctor?”
[1:51:49 PM] Harry: Harry peels off his bloody shirt, revealing a -perfect- athlete’s body. “Well, guess I’m gonna go pour a few water bottles over me and arrange for a hotel for a month or so.”
[1:51:56 PM] Mike: “Well, if we KNOW it’s a trap, then we can go in without being surprised by it!”
[1:52:04 PM] Harry: “I’m not gonna be able to survive without modern amenities.”
[1:54:41 PM] Sanura: Sanura frowns faintly and taps in a few searches about the doctor not hoping for much but one never does know and she is right in front of the computer after all
[1:56:01 PM] Harry: http://www.ynaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/David-Beckham-HM-Underwear-Ads-for-H-M-Revealed-david-beckham-28044369-1017-1222.jpg
[1:56:29 PM] Mike: “Neat tattoos.”
[1:58:17 PM] Harry: He literally pulls two bottles of drinking water out of his bag, and, standing there in his red jeans and shoes, pours them both over his head and down himself. (Heh, Center of Attention)
[1:58:28 PM] Harry: (Such a dick)
[1:59:29 PM] Malif: XD
[1:59:49 PM] Malif: “So,who among us is best suited for some sneak-and-recon?”
[2:00:36 PM] Harry: He shakes the water out of his hair. “Probably me, once I’ve gotten all the incriminating evidence out of my costume…”
[2:01:10 PM] ST: Angela enters the warehouse completely and sets the rest of her stuff down. She looks around a bit. “Is this HQ? It looks kind of… spartan.” Her eyes settle on Harry as he cleans himself up and makes himself the center of attention but she doesn’t bat an eyelash. She crosses her arms and leans against a nearby wall to address the problem at hand once more. “I can get in and out pretty quickly and quietly.”
[2:01:43 PM] Sanura: Sanura blinks faintly and gives the part time stripper over there a once over. "not the most inconspicuous of us are you.. " clearing her throat she smiles to Angela, “I like that idea better”
[2:02:39 PM] Harry: “I will admit, she’s fast, but I’d be amazed if she could get up to full speed after that trip…you were panting for air by the time we reached the hotel…”
[2:02:49 PM] Malif: “Its best if they dont know we’ve scoped them out, certainly.”
[2:03:44 PM] Harry: “The only one who’s seen the Speed Demon and associates him with this mystery has a shattered jaw. I still have the element of surprise.”
[2:04:04 PM] ST: Angela juts her jaw a little in defiance. “Well, obviously I’ve caught my breath. I can do it.”
[2:04:36 PM] Malif: “Are you sure you can do SUBTLE, Harry?”
[2:05:16 PM] Harry: He gets out his smartphone. "Maybe. Google, find “San Francisco Ritz-Carlton”"
[2:05:54 PM] Harry: “If I’m not doing this job, I need to get my face in front of some paparazzi, or questions are going to be asked.”
[2:06:25 PM] Mike: “You’re using Google? You’re running Android, I bet.”
[2:06:53 PM] Harry: He nods. “Yeah. Google, dial the second number.”
[2:07:01 PM] Harry: He puts the phone to his ear.
[2:07:22 PM] Mike: Mike just grins a bit. “Siri’s better…”
[2:08:26 PM] Harry: “Yes, Ritz-Carlton front desk? This is Harry Mercury. I need a suite here in ’Frisco for about a month. What are the best rooms you have available?”
[2:10:00 PM] Sanura: sanura sighs softly “I’m not doing much here with the computer” she closes the lap top. "Harry you’re about as subtle as a kick in the jaw.. " Her gaze turns to Angela “can you pull this off and come back unscathed?”
[2:10:15 PM] Malif: “Can we see this mansion inthe woods on Google Maps, or Street View?”
[2:10:51 PM] Sanura: “They probably had it erased if they’re smart but let’s try it.. if we’ve got an adress that is..”
[2:11:42 PM] Malif: “ACtually it would be smart to leave it intact. A big blur on the map draws suspicion.”
[2:11:57 PM] ST: Angela cinches up the new pair of sneakers she’d put on during the car ride to the warehouse. Her brain tells her that she should eat and drink something if she plans on going through with this, but she wasn’t about to tell anyone… especially not with Harry around. She could do the job without a problem, she knew it. “Can Superman leap buildings in a single bound?” she asks Sanura wryly.
[2:12:50 PM] Malif: “…why do I feel like having the cocky greek speedsters do this is asking for trouble….”
[2:13:52 PM] Sanura: Sanura smirks softly and upon thinking recalls Harry eating like a freaking horse. She stands and hands Malif the laptop to try google search. “here get a burger on the way and something for the rest of us on the way back huh?” She hands the other girl a few twenties. “make sure you come back though, I’m starving” giving her an encouraging smile.
[2:14:27 PM] Harry: “Yes, I’m glad you liked the commercials last year, ma’am. I’d be happy to give your son an autograph. The penthouse you say?”
[2:14:57 PM] Malif: hehe
[2:16:28 PM] Harry: Harry wraps up the call, and looks at the rest of you. “Okay, I’m covered.”
[2:17:03 PM] ST: Angela gives Sanura a half-smile and pockets the cash. “You got it.” She regards the rest. “I’m ready whenever you are.”
[2:17:55 PM] Malif: “Perhaps I should come along as well for some recon. I’m not inexperienced in some sleight of hand after all.”
[2:18:22 PM] Mike: “I’ll be hanging back til there’s an actual battle.”
[2:18:34 PM] Sanura: Sanura rolls her eyes “we’re so relieved” she murmurs to Harry’s assurance. “Harry go.. show your face off or what have you” she waves a hand “I think Angela and Malif have this covered..”
[2:19:21 PM] ST: Angela looks up at Malif. “No offense, but you’ll just slow me down.”
[2:22:10 PM] Harry: "You guys think it’s funny, but my incognito crap is compromised. So I have to go out and be =me=. And Harry “Synergy” Mercury can’t just appear in San Francisco and stay off the radar without paparazzi following him places… like right here. So I’m going to go feed the sharks, press the flesh, and relieve the stalker pressure."
[2:22:21 PM] Malif: “Speed isn’t really key to such a thing right now, you realize?”
[2:23:24 PM] Sanura: “So go.. do that then..” she shakes her head softly and then regards Malif and Angie “speed is going to be what lets her get a look around and not get caught. Malif.. maybe we should let her go alone..”
[2:23:32 PM] Harry: “Once the local tabloids have been sated, I hit some big name places, they get their shots… I’ll be able to get some new clothes, and swing back around.”
[2:23:44 PM | Edited 2:23:57 PM] ST: “Yeah, but if you could get anything you needed or wanted pretty much instantly, wouldn’t you?”
[2:24:12 PM] Malif: “Speed is not invisibility. But fine,we’ll see how it goes.”
[2:25:43 PM] Sanura: Sanura glances over to Harry again. “Be careful.. don’t let people get too close.. considering your last outing..” frowning slightly and then looking to Angie “Good luck Speedstress” her smile calm and giving a sense of having faith in the girls ability to go and do what needed to be done.
[2:26:27 PM] Harry: He nods. “True enough. Now, other problem.”
[2:27:03 PM] Harry: He walks back over to the things he brought and holds up the sheathed sword. “Magic sword, and bloody weapon.”
[2:28:06 PM] Sanura: Sanura looks at the sword curiously and glances to Crook “seen anything like that before?” she questions the cat. "hmmn “well just leave them here for now? I don’t think you want them in your rooms…”
[2:28:09 PM] ST: At the word “luck” Angela is suddenly /gone/.
[2:28:45 PM] Malif: “You just found a sword? Or is that a gift from your dad?”
[2:28:54 PM] Harry: He watches her take off, and then looks back at the rest. “What’s it do, and I can’t be seen with this, it’s what I used to lop off assassin heads.”
[2:29:13 PM] Harry: “Nah, it was in Angela’s stuff when we got jumped.”
[2:29:54 PM] Malif: “So its Angela’s sword? I don’t think she can tell you what it does, she’s already left.”
[2:30:41 PM] ST: Crook is already near the blade, sniffing it gingerly. He turns to look at Sanura, golden hieroglyphics swimming into view above his head. It’s a divine weapon.
[2:31:20 PM] Harry: “So… no clue. Cool.” He props it up near the team. “Okay, I’m going to go, get a ways away, then call a cab, and go get a shower and some clothes. You guys need anything?”
[2:32:36 PM] Malif: “Hope you’ll clean that and not be carrying it around with you?”
[2:32:41 PM] Sanura: Sanura perks a brow. “Divine weapon.. can you tell to whom? What pantheon?” she questions the feline. “No, fine, thank you” murmured to Harrys question. The weapon of interest as she reaches out to take it by the hilt and look for signs of what country it may have come from.
[2:34:06 PM] ST: The sacred guardian flicks his tail to punctuate his response. No. I am a sacred guardian. You’re the appraiser.
[2:35:10 PM] Malif: Malif chuckles at the cat.
[2:35:20 PM] Sanura: Sanura chuckles softly “Sorry darling of course you’re right” she turns it over and examines it further.
[2:36:43 PM] Malif: Malif sits by Sanura, curiously looking the sword over as well.
[2:36:50 PM] Malif: (Got somedots in Occult if that helps)
[2:37:09 PM] Harry: Harry shrugs, and walks out, scooping up his gym bag as he leaves, still shirtless.
[2:38:20 PM] Sanura: Sanrua’s brow furrows “It is lovely.. this is called a leaf-blade.. it’s Celtic.. and the leather work.. gorgious” she murmurs as she extends her hand and makes a testing swipe. "I’m sure Bodi would have been able to tell us more.. "
[2:38:52 PM] Malif: “Do the Celts have a sea god? I was going to suspect Poseidon until the Celtic design was there…”
[2:39:04 PM] Malif: “Plus he seems more a trident kinda guy.”
[2:40:58 PM] Sanura: Grinning a little “Well it isn’t a Gods weapon I think though the Irish as an island have several dieties for waterways.” She wonders how one would.. activate such a thing. “Crook.. I think this is a guardian question.. if this has special.. abilities.. how would one access such?”
[2:41:28 PM] Malif: “I wonder why angela had a celt relic…”
[2:42:28 PM] ST: Crook plops his butt down in exasperation, his tail twitching in annoyance. You just do. Your divine blood calls to it. Assuming it’s a gift you should have.
[2:44:32 PM] Sanura: Shrugging lightly " Maybe she did them a favor? maybe it belongs to her roomate?" she suggests as she looks to Crook and pokes her tongue out at him. “This -is- still new to me you know…” she offers the sword hilt first to Malif. “It’s not singing for me.. why don’t you see if it .. feels different to you?” she suggests as she walks over to crook and picks him up, scratching between his ears. Watching Malif curiously.
[2:46:14 PM] Malif: "Its all pretty new to most of us, really. " He takes the sword in hand, feeling the leather grip.
[2:48:32 PM] Malif: Malif closes his eyes for a moment to concentrate on the sword. “I wonder…”
[2:54:10 PM] Malif: Malif opens his eyse and shrugs. “Nah, nothin.”
[2:54:16 PM] ST: (( We’re gonna fast-forward to when everyone meets up again at the warehouse. ))
[2:54:40 PM] Sanura: [sounds good, did anyone take Sheila home or .. to jail? .
[2:55:04 PM] Malif: (Neither, she’s still with us I think)
[2:55:17 PM] ST: (( Sheila’s with you guys unless you choose to put her somewhere for the time being. ))
[2:56:31 PM] Malif: (Hey, she’s a friend, we dont control her ;) )
[2:57:07 PM] Sanura: Sanura returns to the motel in the meanwhile getting a charger for her phone and laptop. Returning well before the others after a breif stop at a walmart for a Surge protector, and a couple of plastic chairs. “it’s not much but we can sit without getting dusty..” she mutters as she carts in the stack o- chairs with some difficulty.
[3:01:29 PM] ST: Nightfall follows not long after. Soon enough, Alejandro returns with Naomi, who’s no longer in her prison digs. Judging by the drop in temperature when they enter the warehouse, Joanna has returned as well. Only Angela’s missing.
“Find out anything?” asks Alejandro as he sets eyes upon the group.
[3:01:29 PM] Malif: “Senorita, would you like a lift back to your church?”
[3:01:52 PM] ST: Sheila shakes her head. “Is not my church. It is the padre’s.”
[3:02:00 PM] Malif: “Oh, hey boss. Yeah, we’re pretty sure we’ve found their hideout. Angela’s scouting it out.”
[3:02:51 PM] Sanura: Nods faintly to Malif’s words. “an old mansion in the woods apparently.. big todo and secluded.. convenient for them I suppose..” she murmurs.
[3:03:13 PM] Mike: Mike looks at Naomi, then at Alejandro. “What’d you say to get her out? Or is she a prisonbreaker too?”
[3:03:52 PM] Malif: brb
[3:05:19 PM] ST: Naomi looks around, her expression mildly neutral. She remains quiet.
“She’s here legally,” Alejandro says. “More-or-less.”
[3:06:01 PM] Malif: Malif raises an eyebrow at the ‘more or less’.
[3:06:16 PM] Sanura: Sanura smirks faintly to that "well let’s ignore the less part of that.. " she looks worriedly to the door. "Do you think.. " she shakes her head. "I"m sure she’s fine.. " her brows slightly furrowed.
[3:07:43 PM] Joanna: “How long ago did Angela leave?” Joanna asks, drifting around restlessly.
[3:08:12 PM] ST: Crook’s hackles rise and he scoots away from nearby empty space, staring at it intently.
[3:08:54 PM] Mike: Mike looks at Crook. “Easy, Crook. Don’t be such a fraidy cat!” He then looks at the empty space. “A few hours.”
[3:09:19 PM] Harry: A grey BMW 3 rolls in.
[3:09:38 PM] Harry: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/BMW_3er_Limousine07.jpg
[3:10:17 PM] ST: Naomi rubs her wrists a little, settling into a spot nearby. Though the vehicle is very quiet, she still turns to look outside as it pulls up.
[3:10:23 PM] Harry: Harry gets out, dressed in a button up shirt, slacks, and shades.
[3:10:52 PM] ST: (( See, the Baron’s not the only one who wears shades at night! ))
[3:11:00 PM] Harry: He heads inside, grinning at everyone. “Well, that’s sorted.”
[3:12:16 PM | Removed 3:18:59 PM] Malif: This message has been removed.
[3:15:10 PM] ST: Shortly after Harry arrives, the warehouse door opens and closes. Alejandro’s gaze snaps to it, but no one’s standing there. He scrunches his nose as the mingled scents of burning rubber and burgers and fries fill the room.
[3:17:23 PM] ST: “Your shoes are melting,” states Naomi.
“I know,” says Angela. Those who look will see she’s hugging Naomi tightly.
[3:18:50 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs softly as Angie returns safe and whole. “Welcome.. and welcome back” she murmurs to the two embracing girls. Waiting for them to disengage before posing questions.
[3:19:24 PM] Malif: “So how did it go, Angela?”
[3:21:14 PM] Harry: He grabs a seat, and pulls a protein drink from his bag, and tosses one to Angela.
[3:21:31 PM] Harry: He pops another, and sips it, settling in.
[3:26:37 PM] ST: Angela breaks away from Naomi, takes off her shoes, and tosses them to a faraway corner. She presents a couple of giant In-N-Out bags, pulling out two burgers, fries, and bottled water. She catches the protein drink without a second thought and begins attacking the food and drinks voraciously. She mumbles something around her meal that sounds like, “It’f legit.”
“Mouth’s full,” Naomi points out helpfully.
Angela gulps her food down. “Children there. Carmen Saavedra, Brendan Gair, Susan. Tracked patrol schedules. Didn’t see Father O’Brien.” She continues stuffing her face. “Don’ fing fecurity cameraf faw me.”
[3:28:03 PM] Sanura: Sanura winces a bit but listens intently to make out the words through the scarfing of foods. “So .. we know where.. and their schedule.. do we act as soon as possible.. or wait to try and find out the why?”
[3:28:06 PM] Harry: “So they’re still alive. Awesome, I say we gear up, and do the Batman thing.”
[3:28:44 PM] Malif: "Well, we should all go then, if we’re to make an assault on the place. "
[3:29:06 PM] Mike: “If I go in there, there will be noone left. Also, before we go… really need to take care of something.”
[3:29:12 PM] Joanna: “We go over there kick Father O’Brien’s ass, and save the children, that’s what we do!”
[3:30:03 PM] Mike: Mike looks at the empty space. “That’s all well and good… but if you want to help out, you’ll need another body… one that you can actually stand to be in. For that, need to find a freshly dead body you can use.”
[3:30:43 PM] Malif: “Why not let her have one of the people at the mansion? I’m sure they’ll have some vacancies soon…”
[3:31:09 PM] Mike: Mike looks at Angela. “Did you see any female guards at all?”
[3:31:21 PM] Joanna: “No. I want my body parts to stay attached. I’ve got a better idea. /If/ I need a body, I’ll possess one of the guards at the school.”
[3:32:26 PM] Mike: Mike looks at the area. “That’s why I was going to get you a FRESH body. One that won’t rot away. The less time a body has spent dead, the less decay. If you inhabited a body that died within minutes, you could literally just keep going on that body.”
[3:34:11 PM] ST: Angela looks at him and pauses in her eating, more than a little perplexed. “Uh… Yeah…”
Naomi puts a hand on Angela’s shoulder. Angela turns to look at her. Shortly thereafter, realization blooms on her face. “Oh, for Joanna.”
[3:34:32 PM] Mike: Mike nods. “Yeah.”
[3:36:24 PM] ST: Alejandro has spent this whole exchange pacing about the room. Sheila eyes him warily. Once there’s an opportunity to speak, he asks, “How many children were there?”
“Fifteen,” shoots back Angela.
He stops. “We have enough room to transport fifteen children?”
[3:37:43 PM] Sanura: Sanura purses her lips. “I still need a vehicle for my stay.. I cold rent a van perhaps or something along that vein?”
[3:38:14 PM] Malif: “How many personnel were seen there? What do we have to deal with? It was hard to make out what you said while eating…”
[3:43:36 PM] ST: Angela turns her eyes up as she accesses her memory, mentally counting the guards she’d observed. “I saw twelve, all armed with AK-47s. What I suspect is the barracks was empty, but it had thirty beds.”
[3:44:26 PM] Mike: “That means 30 potentially armed guards… what do you think they’d say if an army of zombies were to go storming the castle?”
[3:44:50 PM] Joanna: “Now that’s what I’m talking about!”
[3:45:43 PM] Malif: “Would your zombies be a danger to the kids?”
[3:45:43 PM] Harry: “Well, if they’re as well-trained as the ones from the apartment, I’d be lucky to get through a nursery rhyme before they were all out.”
[3:45:51 PM] Sanura: Sanura shakes her head. “Potentially sixty I’d say.. since empty beds mean no third shift but a possible second..”
[3:46:25 PM] Harry: “Last time I was rapping at double speed last time and still didn’t get through five stanzas.”
[3:46:57 PM] Mike: “I control my zombies explicitly. They won’t attack anything that isn’t hostile to them. I’ll even tell them to ignore young children.”
[3:48:07 PM] Harry: “I’ll suit up, get a good pair of k-bars, and make a mess of the place.”
[3:48:50 PM] Malif: “K bars?”
[3:48:54 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs softly “So we’re going in.. lovely. Exactly who is going to.. eh.. attack and shall I go rent a van or some such for the children?”
[3:49:33 PM] Harry: “Yeah, military combat survival knives. Turns out my hits are alot more effective behind a blade.”
[3:49:47 PM] Harry: He punches something into his smartphone.
[3:50:19 PM] Harry: https://www.google.com/shopping/product/16753299642120589732?q=k-bar&safe=off&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.48705608,d.dmg&biw=1440&bih=815&tch=1&ech=1&psi=TojgUdGpDc_C4AOSoICACw.1373669451722.3&sa=X&ei=UojgUZSDI4Pi4AON0YCADQ&ved=0CG8Q8wIwAQ
[3:50:32 PM] Harry: He shows the magician the picture.
[3:50:33 PM] Malif: “Odd name for a knife.”
[3:53:08 PM] Harry: http://www.kabar.com/knives/detail/125 “Oooh, maybe a pair of these.”
[3:53:36 PM] Malif: “Ski masks for everyone?”
[3:53:36 PM] ST: “We should get the children out as quietly as possible,” suggests Angela. “Y’know, before the…” Upon vividly remembering Harry’s killing spree with her photographic memory, she goes a little pale and sets her burger down.
“I agree,” says Alejandro. “The last thing they should see is a bloodbath.”
“May not work out that way,” cautions Naomi.
[3:54:19 PM] Sanura: Sanura leans over to look “I think something with a hilt to avoid slippage when blood is shed” she murmurs and then looks to the girls. “How though might we get them out before taking care of the captors?”
[3:54:27 PM] Harry: “Okay, hand-to-hand it is. But remember, this is armor for BMX and paintball, not bulletproof.”
[3:54:53 PM] Mike: “Yeah… not all of us are stealthy enough to avoid a frontal assault.”
[3:55:10 PM] Harry: “I only really wear it to avoid road rash.”
[3:55:35 PM] Joanna: “Wait! That Brendan Gair kid… ask Angela who his dad is.”
[3:55:59 PM] Sanura: Sanura shakes her head. “Our stealth aside the bigger issue is getting the children out with out being seen.” Pausing “perhaps we could.. drug the guards?” suggested as she shrugs a little.
[3:56:44 PM] Malif: “I can stealth, and help sneak the kids out.”
[3:56:47 PM] Mike: Mike looks at Angela. “You have records on the children, right? That Brendan Gair kid… whose his God parent?”
[3:58:56 PM] ST: She nods. “Manannan Mac Lir, Celtic god of the sea and the dead. Why?”
[3:59:20 PM] Harry: “Lemme guess, that’s his sword.”
[3:59:23 PM] Mike: Mike looks at the empty space. “What are you thinking?”
[3:59:31 PM] Joanna: “God of the dead? He might be able to see me! If I can find him, I might be able to convince him to help sneak the other kids out.”
[3:59:45 PM] Mike: “That is actually a smart idea!”
[4:00:12 PM] ST: “Yeah, it is.”
[4:00:13 PM] Mike: Mike looks at the others. “This Brendan kid might be able to see Joanna, and convince him to help sneak the other kids out somehow.”
[4:01:25 PM] Sanura: Sanura pursed her lips slightly. “So.. we send Joanna in first, and hopefully can meet the children once they’ve snuck out.. then the .. assault team goes into ensure we’re not pursued till our deaths?”
[4:02:04 PM] Malif: “Sounds pretty good. Maybe some of us sneak in the back while the assault team is attacking?”
[4:02:29 PM] Harry: “Who else here can dodge bullets, or can bounce them?”
[4:02:44 PM] Harry: He looks at the rest of the team.
[4:02:48 PM] Sanura: Sanura tilts her head slightly “To what end? Searching for straglers? [sp]”
[4:03:00 PM] Mike: “Not sure… haven’t tested. Though it’s pretty safe to say that Zombies aren’t really hurt by bullets much.”
[4:03:05 PM] Sanura: Sanura shakes her head and holds her hands up. “Nothing like that here”
[4:04:02 PM] Malif: Malif shakes his head. “I’m pretty much noncombatant.”
[4:04:57 PM] Harry: “Angela’s about as fast as me, but her reaction time sucks. I can get in, and disarm a bunch of them, throw em around, bust some heads. If Angela can back me up, that’d be great…but I don’t know if any of the rest of you belong in a room with bullets flying.”
[4:06:41 PM] Malif: “I sure don’t belong there. That’s why I’ll sneak in the back.”
[4:06:46 PM] ST: Alejandro crosses his arms. “Bring Father O’Brien back to me alive, if possible.”
[4:07:13 PM] Sanura: "I wasn’t much planning on such an adventure personally.. only in getting the children out .. but if they can all sneak out to us then no need for bullet vullnerable people to go near combat.. " She frowns a little. "If he’s even there… "
[4:08:44 PM] Mike: Mike stands up. “I feel confident I can withstand their gunfire. As long as it’s not like… Rockets or something, I’m sure I can withstand it.”
[4:08:52 PM] Mike: He looks very sure of himself in that.
[4:09:22 PM] Harry: Harry pulls out another protein drink. “Okay, so, we have a backup plan. Can we try using our powers to just social them out?”
[4:09:32 PM] ST: Angela nods. “I can do that.” Reaction time sucks? I’ll show you, she thinks to herself.
“Angela…” cautions Naomi.
“I’ll be careful,” Angela replies. “Don’t worry, they can’t hit the broad side of an AT-AT.”
[4:10:07 PM] Mike: “So we’re facing Stormtroopers here? Then I won’t even need to worry about the gunfire anyway!”
[4:10:22 PM] Malif: “I can only manipulate o ne at a time. Might help if anyone comes across us, but no good against a crowd.”
[4:11:01 PM] Mike: Mike smiles. “Well… crowds are my specialty! I do deal with crowds all the time, after all!”
[4:11:34 PM] Malif: “Oh, as do I, but not magically. Well, not REAL magic…”
[4:11:51 PM] ST: “I can do crowd control,” states Naomi, matter-of-factly.
[4:13:02 PM] Harry: “Okay, so here’s my idea. We send the social geniuses around front, backed up by Mke and the ghost. They try to get the kids out by way of Jedi Mind Trick…”
[4:13:32 PM] Harry: “…while me and Angela prep to go in the back, and wreck shit if a plan B is needed.”
[4:13:52 PM] Malif: “Afraid I don’t have that mind trick just yet. Sanura? Mike?”
[4:14:00 PM] Mike: “And I can let everyone know if Plan B is needed.”
[4:14:20 PM] Mike: “And I’ve got the Mind Trick. I used it on someone already, if you all forgot.”
[4:15:07 PM] Sanura: “I thought Joanna was going to try and get the kids out on their own first? If they can sneak out without us all risking our necks or exposure that seems preferable does it not?”
[4:16:46 PM] Joanna: “Wait, what? Isn’t that what we’re doing?”
[4:17:37 PM] Mike: Mike looks at the empty space. “And if that doesn’t work out? If Brendan can’t see you? Or maybe… this Father O’Brien CAN see you?”
[4:17:43 PM] Harry: “So, only one of you can roll these guys into just opening the door for you?”
[4:18:56 PM] Sanura: "We can’t do so with a whole squad.. one on one we’d have a chance to convince them "
[4:19:03 PM] Malif: “It would appear so.”
[4:19:34 PM] Mike: “You say you can’t… I say I can!”
[4:19:57 PM] Mike: “I’ve hypnotized an entire room before. I’m sure with a bit more stretching, I can entice an entire area.”
[4:23:18 PM] Sanura: Sanura looks to Angie “would getting two guards out of the way help at all?” frowns “have you seen the set up inside as well?”
[4:23:36 PM] Harry: “I’m not one to give a shit. Here, I don’t have any special powers in that arena…make me give you my wallet.”
[4:23:50 PM] Harry: He sits there, looking at Mike.
[4:24:45 PM] Mike: ((If he wants! Popping Overt Order!))
[4:25:01 PM] Mike: Mike barks at Harry. “Wallet. Hand it over. NOW!”
[4:26:08 PM] ST: Angela nods. “A little.” She glances at Naomi. “Maybe if we made a distraction, lured all the guards to one area, fought them there if need be, and then had everyone else sneak into the back to get the kids…”
[4:26:53 PM] Harry: (Mechanics? Resist? Results?)
[4:27:08 PM] ST: (( Nada. You must obey. ))
[4:27:32 PM] ST: (( Says nothing about higher Legend score or anything. Just that you must obey. But for one action only. ))
[4:27:44 PM] ST: (( And however you interpret it. ))
[4:27:56 PM] ST: (( I.E., “Shoot that guy” could mean shoot him in the leg rather than kill him. ))
[4:28:41 PM] Harry: Harry jerks, and winces, tugging out his wallet and handing it over.
[4:28:57 PM] Mike: Mike snatches it up and grins.
[4:29:01 PM] ST: Angela smirks.
[4:29:09 PM] Harry: As he blinks, and looks back at what just happened and scowls, snatching it back.
[4:29:16 PM] Harry: “Asshole.”
[4:29:23 PM] Mike: Mike just laughs a bit. “Hey, you asked me to!”
[4:29:26 PM] Malif: “Ha! You told him to. Can’t blame him for it.”
[4:30:00 PM] Harry: “Well, it’s a cool power, but it’s no Jedi Mind Trick. You do that to one guy, another’s gonna set off an alarm.”
[4:30:12 PM] Joanna: “Look, let’s try this Brendan idea before we do anything else. If Father O’Brien can see me… well, it doesn’t matter anyway. Not like he can kill me again. I’ll report back if I succeed or fail. Fair enough?”
[4:30:23 PM] Mike: “That’s just a demonstration of one. I can do similar to a whole group.”
[4:30:36 PM] Sanura: Sanura chuckles lightly and then sobers. “OK so.. that’s three that can be told to walk to the city.. and probably obey the order.. that’s still a good deal of guards in the way I think the better idea was Naomi and Angela luring the guards to one place.. the fewer between us and the children the better.”
[4:30:58 PM] Mike: “Walk to the city? Nah, everyone in the house is going to la-la land.”
[4:31:04 PM] Harry: "Not exactly stealthy though. I was really hoping for more of a “We’re here for the children, on the Padre’s orders. Get them ready and load them into the van.”
[4:31:39 PM] Harry: “More Obi Wan, less Dovahkiin.”
[4:31:58 PM] Malif: “Ahh, now THAT I can do!”
[4:32:37 PM] Mike: “Oh, that’s more direct and talking it out… I don’t do that. I can give them a single command and they obey it. Much like I did with the Senora over there.”
[4:33:10 PM] Mike: “And I can do that over a large area, as long as my music plays.”
[4:33:27 PM] Malif: “WEll, not to worry, Mike. As I said, that’s right up my alley.”
[4:33:29 PM] Harry: Harry raises an eyebrow. “Um, we’re not putting on a concert, man.”
[4:33:48 PM] Mike: “Won’t need to. 5 seconds, they’re all out like lights.”
[4:33:59 PM] Harry: “But it might work to stun ’em if the magician screws the pooch.”
[4:34:17 PM] Mike: “Yeah… guess that’s true.”
[4:34:49 PM] Mike: ((As it is, Mike’s describing his Mass Hypnosis power.))
[4:35:01 PM] Harry: “Once you bust out music, we’re already operating on borrowed time.”
[4:35:06 PM] Malif: (High Manip and God’s Honest)
[4:35:27 PM] Malif: (Also SocialChameleon )
[4:35:53 PM] Mike: ((High Manip and Overt Order, Instant Hypnosis and Mass Hypnosis. I’m playing up the musical hypnosis with this guy.))
[4:36:17 PM] Harry: (Yeah, but heavy metal bard is awesome, but not the most versatile tool)
[4:36:28 PM] Mike: “What do you mean, borrowed time?”
[4:36:31 PM] Harry: (Scalpel, not sledgehammer)
[4:36:38 PM] Malif: (Thats why you have a team. Specialtise are good in each person)
[4:37:05 PM] Harry: “Well, basically, the ideal plan is, we walk up, they give us the kids, we leave and they forget who took the kids or why.”
[4:37:16 PM] Harry: “Everything else is a partial fail.”
[4:37:44 PM] Malif: “If we only have to deal with one pesron, I can make them forget. But not a bunch of them.”
[4:37:52 PM] Mike: “Well, if we can get in and out without a big fuss, power to us. But if it comes to it, I can strike a chord and everyone goes to sleep.”
[4:38:00 PM] ST: “Father O’Brien has to be eliminated,” says Alejandro. “If we let him continue on his merry way, this’ll only happen again.”
[4:38:19 PM] Harry: “So, Magician Mind Trick is plan A. Concert and speedster rush is plan B.”
[4:39:16 PM] Harry: “We need a plan C if things go completely to shit.”
[4:39:26 PM] Mike: Mike nods. “Look… let’s try the whole Brendan idea before anything else. If Father O’Brien can see Joanna… well, it wouldn’t matter anyway. Not like he can kill her again. She’ll report back if she succeeds or fails.”
[4:39:57 PM] Harry: “Some way to warn one another that we’re bailing out. Like if it turns out Father McFeely’s actually Achilles or Loki or Samson or some shit.”
[4:40:21 PM] Mike: “I can play a note that only Scions can hear.”
[4:40:26 PM] Sanura: Sanura nods to Mike "I think that’s a good idea.. even if he can only get a few of the kids out.. that’s better than going the risky routes right off.. "
[4:40:40 PM] Mike: “If you hear that note, things have gone south.”
[4:40:45 PM] Malif: “What was the Brendan idea again?”
[4:41:09 PM] Harry: He polishes off his drink, and unwraps a protein bar.
[4:41:21 PM | Edited 4:41:23 PM] Mike: “Brendan’s dad is the Celtic God of the Dead. There’s a chance that Brendan could see Joanna. If that’s the case, then Joanna could get the kids to sneak out on her own.”
[4:42:01 PM] Harry: “Well, even if he can’t see her, she can pull a Deadman, possess one of the kids, and just -tell- him…right?”
[4:42:03 PM] Malif: “I’d imagine they’d be locked up or guarded. They’re not gonna just let them leave.”
[4:42:30 PM] Mike: Mike nods a bit. “Malif’s got a point, Joanna…”
[4:43:10 PM] Harry: Harry looks at the rest of them. “If she can possess a cop, she can possess a guard, right?”
[4:43:23 PM] Sanura: Still .. these are special children.. I’d rather they know we’re coming.. and do whatever they’re able to help.. they’ve been trained more than any of us.."
[4:43:24 PM] Mike: “That’s the idea.”
[4:44:35 PM] Malif: “Well, we can combine plans. Joanna can go in a few minutes before the rest of us, give the kids the heads up.”
[4:45:37 PM] Joanna: “Yeah, of course I can possess a guard.”
[4:45:58 PM] Harry: Harry nods. “The ma--Malif, right? Malif has a point.”
[4:46:34 PM] Mike: Mike sighs. “Look. Let’s set up our plans A, B and C real quick. First, Plan A. Malif will pose as working for Father O’Brien to take the kids out of the complex diplomatically. Plan B. I strum one chord on my guitar and everyone in that complex goes straight to sleep until I wake them up. If Father O’Brien is a Scion as well, he might be resistant, which means he’ll be the only one in our way. Plan C… we get Joanna to take control of a Guard and we just storm the castle.”
[4:46:42 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs heavily and rubs her brows.
[4:47:12 PM] Harry: “Nah, fold the Joanna thing into plan A, and C is the raid.”
[4:47:26 PM] Harry: “D is we all get the fuck out. How do we coordinate that?”
[4:47:50 PM] ST: Alejandro continues to pace around, clearly agitated that no one can agree on a plan. Angela takes this opportunity to continue stuffing her face.
[4:48:02 PM] Malif: “Operation Brave Sir Robin?”
[4:48:03 PM] Mike: Mike pulls out his guitar and strums one note on the guitar. Those with Epic Perception can hear it.
[4:48:26 PM] Harry: Harry doesn’t react at all.
[4:48:41 PM] Sanura: Hears nothing and looks at Mike’s guitar wondering had he broken it.
[4:48:43 PM] Harry: “Your shit’s broke.”
[4:49:15 PM] Mike: Mike sighs. “Figures, I’m the only one who can hear my own silent note…”
[4:49:45 PM] ST: Alejandro winces a little but doesn’t break his stride.
[4:50:17 PM] Malif: “I heard it, but it won’t help unless everyone can.”
[4:50:45 PM] Sanura: “why not simply put our phones on vibrate and set up each others numbers on speed dial?”
[4:50:56 PM] Harry: “That’s what I was thinking.”
[4:51:01 PM] Mike: “That could work too.”
[4:51:30 PM] Malif: Malif nods.
[4:52:13 PM] Sanura: Sanura takes her phone out and once she makes sure she has everyones phone number she sets it up so that she can dial them all at once, and so her phone is on vibrate.
[4:53:04 PM] Mike: Mike does so as well, giving his number to everyone in the group.
[4:53:12 PM] Harry: Harry makes sure everyone’s swapped numbers. “And don’t put in our names, use a letter, or a number.”
[4:53:33 PM] Harry: “In case the phones get taken by an enemy.”
[4:53:53 PM] ST: Angela and Naomi do the same. Alejandro busily begins changing everyone’s contact name. Sheila merely sits there, unsure of what to do.
[4:54:41 PM] Malif: “Sounds reasonable.”
The Calm Before the Storm
In which the entire team gathers together to plan for a big assault
[12:04:55 PM] ST: Okay! Last week, on Harry the Mook-Slayer!