At the Edge of All Things
Raw Log - Session 006
03[18:57] * Topic is ‘Critical Failures Games – Delphindaes considers old things new again, starts hooking up with elderly women, "if i ain’t seen them, they’re fresh to me"’
03[18:57] * Set by simonwolf on Sat Jul 17 19:24:49
Session Time: Tue Dec 18 00:00:00 2012
02[03:23] * echo (~echo@cloak-50F0C8F.a254.priv.bahnhof.se) Quit (Connection reset by peer)
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03[03:38] * ChanServ sets mode: critical> Ell, 4d10h8: 0 [4d10h8=5,5,2,1]
[21:00] <ell> I am of no help
[21:01] <ell> adept = how many dots?
[21:01] <jake> 4
[21:01] <ell> so we are reduced to a chance die?
[21:01] <jake> 9d10h8
[21:01] <critical> jake, 4d10h8: 2 [4d10h8=1,2,8,8]
[21:02] <jake> DING
[21:02] <desc> heavens
[21:03] <mranthropy> (yay for willpower! i was just thinking that i kept forgetting about it…)
[21:04] <ell> After however long then, Aurelia asks Jude “So, do you have him?”
[21:05] <ell> (two rockstars and a bag of jolly ranchers = a terrible choice for dinner)
[21:05] <jake> Aurelia and Jude clear the center of the cabin. Jude produces a small brass hand mirror and spends a few minutes carefully cleaning and polishing it while Aurelia draws a circle on the ground using a Sharpie from Rook’s briefcase. Jude sits in the circle and stares into the mirror for forty minutes, occasionally muttering a few syllables in the High Speech.
[21:09] <jake> Jude begins to sweat a bit in the not very warm at all cabin, then suddenly blinks and sets down the mirror. “There…there we go. I have him. He’s on the water around Richmond.”
[21:09] <jake> “Either a boat or a small island.”
[21:10] <desc> Elithora touches a finger to the tip of her nose and leans forward, thinking.
[21:10] <jake> He starts to stand, then wobbles, and Rook puts an arm around him, helping him up. “If we get there, I can find him exactly.”
[21:12] <jake> (he spent two willpower and a mana, so is a bit peaked)
[21:14] <ell> Aurelia helps keep him steady
[21:15] <jake> Rook looks at the group. “You guys have a plan? I can’t go anywhere till my relief shows up to look after these two.”
[21:16] <mranthropy> Sinon stands up. He looks over at Jude and awkwardly states, “Thanks.”
[21:18] <desc> “We don’t want to wait. Hell. I don’t suppose we’re taking them with us?”
01[21:19] <thomamelas> “He is a mind mage. It may be for the best to leave them behind.”
[21:19] <mranthropy> “No, we don’t want to linger. He may move. I think they should stay.”
[21:19] <jake> “I suppose it had to be done, Sinon.” Jude settles into a chair and cracks another beer, one of the nice ones.
[21:19] <ell> “We need to keep the goal in mind. We are trying to cure this disease. Gerard has information on it we need.”
[21:20] <mranthropy> “Yes. And how do you propose we get it from him?”
[21:20] <mranthropy> “Because, I don’t think browbeating someone in a room full of strangers will work with a mad scelestus.”
[21:20] <ell> “Hell if I know. But we won’t get it sitting around here.”
[21:20] <jake> Arrowsmith shakes his head. “Have you considered just asking him? I’ve met the man. He wants to help.”
01[21:21] <thomamelas> “For certain values of help. Was he the one who told you we were Seers?”
[21:22] <jake> “…Well, yes.”
[21:22] <ell> “To be fair the seers came after us.”
[21:23] <mranthropy> “We can attempt it, at least. I doubt his help will come without cost.”
01[21:24] <thomamelas> Holds his tounge. Doesn’t have high hopes for this.
[21:24] <mranthropy> Sinon appears lost in thought for a single second. (“Perhaps there was a Seer at the meet…”)
[21:24] <ell> “Nothing is free, Sinon.”
[21:25] <desc> “So are we going to drive out there and try a mental smash and grab or …”
[21:25] <jake> Jude finishes his beer, color returning to his cheeks. He stands up and claps his hands. “Well, then! Shall we be off?”
[21:26] <mranthropy> “It looks like we’ll have to improvise.”
[21:27] <desc> Elithora shrugs and twirls her keys on her finger. “Improvising it is.”
[21:27] <ell> “We have some time to plan on the drive over.”
[21:28] <ell> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmAopfd7y4U
[21:28] <mranthropy> Sinon nods and looks over at Blackjack. “I assume you arrived prepared in case things go sideways?”
01[21:31] <thomamelas> “Yes, but not enough to go around. I have a shotgun in the trunk and a pistol on me.” Shrugs with a twinge of apology.
[21:31] <desc> “Hey, we’re already committed to improvising.”
[21:32] <ell> “I’m not qualified to fire one anyhow so don’t worry. I’ll concentrate on keeping him out of our heads.”
[21:33] <mranthropy> “I brought enough supplies for myself.” He looks over at the Mystagogues."
[21:33] <desc> (how long is the drive from where we are to there?)
[21:33] <jake> ninety minutes from Hayward Lake west and south to Richmond
01[21:33] <thomamelas> Had been referring to a piece for Sinon but gives him a look that conveys no guns for the Mystagogues may be the best policy.
[21:34] <jake> https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=mission,bc&hl=en&sll=49.197634,-122.316971&sspn=0.121819,0.338173&geocode=FZq87gId6AO0-CmztdMLMjGEVDGme0RMdfMb6w%3BFf447gIdfyGp-Ck9Te_0mXWGVDG1-gK6rSRQag&mra=ls&t=m&z=10
[21:34] <mranthropy> Sinon sees Blackjack’s look at and nods in agreement.
[21:36] <jake> The drive is uneventful; it’s now well past midnight so you make good time for the bulk of it.
[21:36] <desc> brum brum
[21:38] <ell> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OlCVNn9ZeY
[21:39] <jake> As you approach Richmond, a fairly classy suburb, Jude begins giving terse directions as he concentrates on his spell. “Left here. Right. Two blocks, then left.”
[21:41] <jake> You begin skirting the western edge of the island counterclockwise as subdivisions blur past on one side. Suddenly, Jude’s brow furrows. “There! Right out there!” He points seaward, to your right, to a yellow light shining about a half mile off the coast.
[21:42] <ell> (“the Dick Wolf Cash Register Sound.”)
[21:43] <jake> It’s another two minutes before you find a place where you can pull over; a small public dock, roped off for the night but illuminated by harsh sodium lights.
[21:44] <ell> Aurelia begins casting mental shields on everyone “Alright, time for some mind-barriers…”
[21:45] <jake> A plane rumbles overhead, seemingly close enough to touch. Vancouver International Airport is not too far to the north of you.
[21:46] <mranthropy> (any observers around? want to cast a spell ahead of time, but it is vulgar…)
[21:46] <jake> Ok! Ell’s casting mind shields. Is anyone else putting in any preparation?
[21:46] <jake> No, nobody’s around as long as you time it to not be seen by the occasional car passing on the highway.
[21:47] <mranthropy> Sinon begins chanting in High Speech. He rolls up his sleeve and pulls a copper-plated pneumatic injector from inside his jack. As his chanting ends he injects himself with a strange blue-colored liquid.
[21:47] <mranthropy> (casting Honing the Form on self)
[21:47] <mranthropy> 7d10h8
[21:47] <critical> desc, 5d10h8: 1 [5d10h8=7,1,7,4,8]
01[21:48] <thomamelas> 5d10h8
[21:48] <critical> thomamelas, 5d10h8: 4 [5d10h8=5,8,9,[10,9],2]
[21:50] <jake> Elithora’s divination suggests the possibility of transactions with danger as a possible consequence of that.
[21:51] <jake> In other words, Gerard is probably not going to come out guns blazing unless something goes wrong.
01[21:52] <thomamelas> And one last spell, making my shotgun invisible.
[21:52] <jake> ( :D )
01[21:52] <thomamelas> 5d10h8
[21:52] <+critical> thomamelas, 5d10h8: 1 [5d10h8=9,1,4,6,7]
01[21:52] <thomamelas> Now looks harmless. Could pass as a Canadian even.
[21:52] <jake> here’s a photo of the general area you’re in: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robinthom/14278223/sizes/z/in/photostream/
[21:54] <jake> Jude looks ahead intently. “It’s definitely a boat. He’s moving slightly. How do we get over there?”
[21:56] <desc> “Fuck me. We’re sailing to this guy?” Elithora is looking around. Wouldn’t know the first thing about actually manipulating a boat. we can’t pay off some sleeper to putt putt us across the water.
[21:58] <jake> There’s a handful of small craft around the dock. “I /could/ perhaps open a portal….” Jude says thoughtfully.
[21:59] <desc> “We bamf in he knows magic is on the table but we have momentum on our side. How hard are we going in on him?”
[22:00] <ell> Aurelia shakes her head. “I’m against any bamfing. We don’t know what he’d do if startled like that.”
[22:00] <mranthropy> (drive covers boats, right? as long as none of them are guarded by a horrendous… lock.)
[22:01] <mranthropy> “I agree. We should avoid such vulgar castings unless there is no other choice.”