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
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[18:51] <ell> heylo
[18:51] <mranthropy> Hiya
[18:51] <ell> remind me I need to take out the trash
[18:52] <ell> also I may run into cat-related issues later
[18:55] <ell> loungin in my undies
[18:55] <ell> fucks given = 0
[18:55] <ell> may hafta move my compy
[18:55] <ell> in fact, lemme do that now
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[18:59] <jake> hello hello!
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[18:59] <mranthropy> Hey
[18:59] <ell> hey
[19:00] <ell> I got here, put on the lights, fed the cat, then promptly took off my clothes
[19:00] <ell> I think I may have a problem
[19:00] <jake> hahahaha
[19:01] <mranthropy> It might make taking out the trash more awkward…
[19:01] <jake> well, if you do, it’s between you and the cat
[19:01] <ell> I’ll put them back on!
[19:01] <ell> I need
01[19:02] <thomamelas> Alright, I’m here.
[19:02] <jake> hi!
01[19:02] <thomamelas> Hello
[19:02] <jake> so guys, Dishonored is so so rad
[19:03] <jake> the list of completely ridiculous and awesome things you can do in it just grows and grows
[19:03] <jake> I possessed a fish earlier
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[19:04] <desc> pow!
[19:04] <jake> yo!
[19:05] <ell> yow
[19:05] <ell> I need
[19:05] <ell> some piano music
[19:06] <ell> oh god youtube changed again
[19:06] <ell> aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh
[19:06] <desc> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6plvINudi8
[19:06] <jake> brb, coffee’s ready! and then we’ll get diggity
[19:06] <desc> 8-)
[19:06] <ell> yes bill evans
[19:07] <desc> mmhmm
[19:07] <desc> nahmsayin
[19:07] <ell> I’ve already taken off my clothes
[19:10] <desc> this is my bill evans jam too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFoapxPvZy4
[19:10] <desc> all the tinkles nom bom
[19:10] <desc> oh fuck me I meant to finish typing up the log from like a week or two ago and post it on the site
01[19:11] <thomamelas> Ugh, I’m glad to sit down. The amount of panic work we’ve been slammed with sucks.
[19:11] <desc> TO DO LIST
[19:11] <desc> Actionable items:
[19:11] <desc> 1. put feet on desk
[19:11] <desc> 2. sip whiskey
[19:11] <ell> panic work?
[19:11] <desc> now I am delegating these tasks to you
[19:11] <ell> :O
[19:11] <desc> see how I am best manager thom
[19:11] <ell> I must take stock of the liquor cabinet
01[19:12] <thomamelas> My company mostly works with schools. Sadly we’ve become very busy.
[19:12] <ell> our family christmas party is this weekend and we need to have things ready
[19:12] <jake> ohhhhh I see, thom :(
[19:12] <ell> : /
01[19:12] <thomamelas> Yeah, I’m not thrilled about it. I like more business, but I don’t want it because of that.
[19:16] <jake> yeah
[19:16] <jake> ok, I am encoffeed. everyone g2g?
[19:16] <desc> yus
[19:16] <mranthropy> yup.
[19:16] <ell> sure
01[19:16] <thomamelas> Yep
[19:16] <ell> i might pull up some Eliane Elias
[19:19] <ell> chck check
[19:19] <jake> yo
[19:19] <ell> making sure I didn’t disconnect
[19:22] <jake> Ok, so, last time! You guys teamed up with Jude, a member of the Mysterium, to continue the investigation into the Abyssal disease that’s been working its way through Vancouver’s homeless. Thinking that the other cabal (who go by the name the Scarlet Pentagram, although that hasn’t come up so far) might have some notes to peruse,
[19:22] <jake> Sinon pulled some strings to get you an interview with Loki and Arrowsmith. They were being held at an erstwhile RCMP safehouse by the Guardian Sentinel Rook way out in the boonies.
[19:23] <jake> It turned out that Arrowsmith had been keeping notes, but at the behest of his cabal’s silent partner, Gerard. Arrowsmith didn’t think his notes were important or relevant but, as you learned from Jude, they actually were.
[19:24] <desc> Also we brought pizza because we are the best.
[19:24] <jake> indeed!
[19:25] <jake> When Gerard’s name was mentioned, Jude started urging you guys out the door, but Aurelia pressed Arrowsmith on the issue and it came out in front of everyone that Gerard is actually Minerva’s ex-husband, long thought exiled.
[19:26] <jake> And we’ll pick up right there!
[19:26] <desc> “Wow, worst taste in men.”
[19:26] <jake> You’re in the rural camping cabin, Jude is mortified, and Rook is very interested in the news. Arrowsmith and Loki are kind of bemused; the implications are a bit lost on them.
01[19:27] <thomamelas> “Is he a mage?” Setting down the pizza plate.
[19:28] <mranthropy> “Alright. Now that we’ve got this… information… out in the open. We should probably work on finding Gerard.”
[19:28] <ell> Aurelia facepalms. “We really need to put everyone through some basic interviewing and resistance training.”
[19:30] <mranthropy> To Blackjack: “The description of his activities in the amusement park, reeks of an oblation of some sort.”
[19:31] <jake> Jude sighs and sits down. “Yes. Quite a good one, too. He was always a bit….erratic, but prone to startling leaps of intuition. A genius, even. Very much the mad professor, always forgetting to wash up or eat or what have you. Harmless enough. Then it took a bit of a darker turn.”
01[19:31] <thomamelas> “It does. But he also sounds unstable and the spouse of a mage….”
[19:33] <jake> Rook frowns. “Yeah, I think he definitely qualifies as a ‘person of interest.’ You sure you don’t have any way to get in touch with him, kid?” To Arrowsmith.
[19:35] <jake> Arrowsmith looks thoughtful. “We had our visits at the park, but that was…actually, wait. I’d almost forgotten; he sent me a message in a dream once. There was something he wanted done that day, and he showed me a particular trash can in the dream, this bin down the street from me. He’d left a package there with instructions.”
[19:35] <mranthropy> As Rook speaks, Sinon looks at Arrowsmith The inklings of a plan forming…
[19:36] <ell> (bluh I don’t have my book wiv me)
[19:36] <jake> Jude nods. “I taught him a bit of Astral travel and, I’m sad to say, some Goetia. With a sympathetic connection, it’s a good way to send messages that can’t readily be traced back.”
[19:36] <jake> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53169097/Mage%20the%20Awakening.pdf
[19:37] <mranthropy> (sweet, electronic copy!)
[19:37] <jake> (totally legit, of course!)
[19:37] <mranthropy> (obvs 9.9 )
[19:37] <ell> (jake that pdf is kinda borked, doesn’t open in preview)
[19:38] <jake> is it the pdf or maybe dropbox is being weird?
[19:38] <mranthropy> (It’s opening for me)
[19:38] <ell> (it’s the pdf. don’t worry about it)
[19:40] <ell> Aurelia looks to Jude “Speaking of sympathetic connections, couldn’t we get to Mr Gerard that way? I mean, we know most of his true name. Do you know the rest?”
[19:43] <jake> “Yes, it’s Christophe. In the past, though, as his behavior became worse, it got harder to get a fix on him that way. As if the other things in his head had other True Names. Still, it’s not impossible, not with a little effort.”
[19:44] <ell> (BTW guys if you’ve ever used instagram go delete your account. They’ve decided to take a… novel approach regarding IP and copyright laws and images posted on their service)
[19:45] <desc> “Alternately, is there any specific cheese we could put on a mousetrap to get the guy’s attention?”
[19:45] <mranthropy> Sinon examines Arrowsmith for a second. “If we can’t find him that way. We may be able to draw him out if ‘Arrowsmith’ escapes.”
[19:46] <mranthropy> (for reals, ell. whacked out shit from instagram.)
[19:46] <ell> “I’d much rather take the simple direct method than risk something more convoluted.”
[19:46] <jake> Loki stares at Sinon. “Man, what?” Arrowsmith’s brow furrows. “What exactly do you have in mind?”
[19:48] <mranthropy> To Arrowsmith: “How tall are you?” To Aurelia: “Yes, we’ve all seen your ‘simple direct methods’ here tonight. I simply propose a plan B in case that does not work.”
[19:50] <jake> Arrowsmith thinks. “184cm.”
[19:51] <jake> (AUTHENTIC CANADIAN DETAIL)
[19:51] <desc> (my immersions just increased by like 500%)
[19:51] <jake> (yessssssss)
[19:51] <mranthropy> (but they use metric %s there desc!)
[19:52] <desc> (lul)
[19:53] <mranthropy> Sinon nods. “If we need to draw Gerard out, I should be able to do a passable impression.”
[19:55] <ell> (bluuuuh need a blanket it is gettin cold allasudden)
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[19:56] <jake> WEBCLIENT
[19:56] <jake> I CURSE YOU
[19:56] <mranthropy> (why do you not have a real client?)
[19:56] <jake> (were you there when I tried mIRC? It disconnected me like every minute)
[19:56] <ell> (saa)
01[19:56] <thomamelas> (Because those seem to hate him too.)
[19:57] <mranthropy> (hrmm)
[19:57] <ell> (yes t-shirt quilt get)
[19:57] <desc> mibbit has been smooth sailing for me since day 1 of this game
[19:57] <jake> (is someone logging tonight, or has a record of what’s been said so far?)
[19:57] <mranthropy> (I got it)
[19:57] <jake> mibbit, eh? I will try this
[19:57] <desc> I have everything so far too.
[19:57] <desc> mibbit web client.
[19:58] <ell> you are using it jake
[19:58] <jake> rad, okay. if one of you bros could just make an OP page and paste the raw log into it, that would be great. it doesn’t have to be cleaned up for public consumption, I just like having it to be able to review previous games when I’m planning)
[19:58] <ell> the t-shirt quilt is surprisingly warm if somewhat small
[19:58] <jake> what is a t-shirt quilt, ell
[19:59] <mranthropy> no prob
[19:59] <ell> a quild made of old t-shirts
[19:59] <ell> this one was made from my brother’s shirts by his high school girlfriend
[20:00] <jake> huh, I have never seen this beast
[20:01] <jake> Rook looks at Sinon. “That’s a very Guardian plan,” she says with a warm chuckle. “But it might not be a bad idea, either.” She looks at the party. “Are there any other suggestions?”
[20:02] <desc> “If we know any of his particular obsessions we could try to catch his interest, but that presumes a surplus of time and his noticing.”
[20:03] <jake> Loki raises his hand. “Oh, uh….actually, he totally has one. He told us he came back because ‘they were getting closer.’ I guess he means, like, the Pentacle or whatever. He said you’d need his help whether you realized it or not.”
[20:04] <ell> “Jude and I can perform a ritual divination and find where he is. It will take a while, but it is direct”
[20:05] <desc> Elithora raises an eyebrow at Loki. “Closer to what?”
01[20:05] <thomamelas> Rubs his temples. “Loki, are there other any other potentially critical bits of info you haven’t shared with us?” A waspishness tone in his voice.
[20:07] <ell> (WASPish describes thom’s character nicely)
01[20:07] <thomamelas> (Pfft, from a long line of arch-WASPs.)
[20:08] <mranthropy> (Yeah, I hear BJ as being very Frasier-y)
01[20:08] <thomamelas> (A bit more Charles Winchester.)
[20:09] <mranthropy> (I can see that.)
[20:10] <jake> Loki shrugs. “He said everyone here’s been lookin’ for some like lost kingdom and they were getting closer to finding it. I mean, I don’t really care about that shit, so I wasn’t paying that much attention. I kinda tuned out a lot around him.”
[20:11] <desc> Elithora just squints helplessly at this statement, apparently lacking any proper reply.
[20:11] <mranthropy> “Sanguenay.” Sinon mutters, mostly to himself.
01[20:12] <thomamelas> Is not going to just strangle him. Is better then that but apparently not by much. “Loki, take a moment. Think about him hard and see if anything else comes to mind. It may be critical.”
[20:12] <desc> Elithora glances at Sinon, then Aurelia, then back to Loki. “You don’t really think … Hm.”
[20:14] <jake> Jude nods. “Saguenay was his and Minerva’s dream. It’s what brought them together – long nights in the Athenaeum, lingering glances over bits of scrimshaw, all of that. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that he held onto that passion, but I am.”
[20:16] <ell> “Even I’ve heard of Saguenay. Interesting, but how do we use it?”
[20:17] <jake> Loki looks aggrieved. “Man, even I know I wasn’t the brains of the outfit. Gerard showed me a couplea rotes but he never trusted me with anything serious.”
[20:19] <jake> Arrowsmith looks at Elithora. “You may not need to, if your spell finds him. But he’s curious about what the Mysterium knows and it could help you from a negotiating standpoint.”
[20:20] <desc> “This Atlantean stuff is a fractured set of metaphors everyone desperately wants to take literally. But if he buys that we have insights and fresh leads, which Minerva’s little research bees seem to believe … the bottom line is we need to cast the line and pull him in one way or another.”
[20:22] <desc> Elithora pauses and thinks. “Minerva. Her name alone might be the worm on the hook.”
01[20:22] <thomamelas> Bites off the tart reply, taking a breath. “Would it be? Did they part well?”
[20:24] <ell> (desc you have an message)
[20:24] <jake> “Man, if you’d met the guy…if he’s gotten his dick wet in the last ten years, he don’t look it,” Loki says. Rook stifles a snort.
[20:25] <desc> Elithora considers Loki’s words and waves a hand airily. “If they did part well, he wants to see her again first and prove how clever he is second. If they didn’t, it’s contrariwise. It’s always the same after a breakup with these types.”
[20:25] <jake> Arrowsmith coughs. “I think what Loki is trying to say is that yes, I think Gerard is very interested in Minerva. He mentioned her enough.”
01[20:27] <thomamelas> “So he is the obessive crazy type.” Taking a drink of his beer.
[20:27] <desc> “Obsessive crazy type. A mage, you mean?”
[20:27] <mranthropy> “Jude. Before Gerard left, which arcana was he adept at?”
[20:28] <ell> Aurelia goes for a second slice of cheese
[20:28] <mranthropy> (err skilled at since adept means something specific in setting)
[20:31] <jake> “He was a Mastigos, like me. A Master of mind, adept of space, and he had attained disciple in spirit and was learning more about death. If it could help him speak to things from the dead or other dimensions, he wanted it.”
[20:32] <jake> “Which is, of course,” Jude continues, “how all the rumors started.”
[20:34] <jake> Rook nods. “Yeah, I’ve never heard of the guy before tonight and that’s what I’d be looking out for in a Sclestus.”
[20:34] <mranthropy> “Master of Mind. Unfortunate.” Sinon checks one plan off his list.
[20:35] <ell> “It certainly makes the direct method riskier. But still not impossible. Jude?”
[20:37] <jake> He stands up. “Well. Why not? Everyone get comfortable, this might take a little while.”
[20:37] <jake> (our first extended casting begins!)
[20:38] <jake> (I’m reviewing the rules now, I beg everyone’s indulgence for a minute…)
[20:38] <mranthropy> Sinon rubs his chin, thinking: (“We can’t give Gerard Minerva. Master of mind means we can’t fool him with a fake. We also can’t give him fake documents. No good choices here.”)
[20:40] <desc> “One of these days, the Mysterium will send me to find someone with a really overactive twitter account …”
01[20:41] <thomamelas> Laughs. “Come on, it beats a departmental meeting.”
[20:42] <desc> Elithora raises her eyebrows and sips her slowly-warming beer. He has a point!
[20:42] <mranthropy> Sinon sits down, cracks open another beer and takes a looong swig. “So. Supposing we do locate him, how should we actually deal with Gerard?”
[20:44] <jake> (so ell, what specific effect do you have in mind?)
01[20:45] <thomamelas> “We can call in re-enforcements. But I think trying to talk to him is out.”
[20:45] <ell> (A simple sympathetic detect mind spell should be enough)
[20:47] <mranthropy> “I agree. We can’t hand actual information on Saguenay to a scelestus. He’d likely be able to identify a fake. That does not leave many nice options.”
01[20:49] <thomamelas> “No. It does not.” Shrugs, isn’t thrilled at the prospect of killing him but doesn’t see a lot of options.
[20:50] <jake> phone, 1 sec
[20:53] <jake> back!
01[20:54] <thomamelas> (What the hell happened to Billy Crystal? It looks like someone took a belt sander to his face.)
[20:56] <jake> (I haven’t seen him. Huh!)
[20:57] <jake> Okay. You know Gerard’s true name and Jude is Acquainted with him. He has three dots of Occultation
[20:57] <jake> but you only need a success for a simple detect mind
[20:58] <ell> right
[20:58] <ell> what is our pool reduced to?
[20:58] <ell> I’m helping jude in this itual, btw
[20:58] <ell> he is the leader
[20:58] <jake> right
[20:58] <ell> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvDBWw2C3Hg
[20:59] <jake> where are the rules for assistance? the table of contents is astonishingly unhelpful
[20:59] <jake> it’s a total of -9. 6 for acquainted and 3 for occultation
[21:00] <jake> jude is an adept with 5 gnosis
[21:00] <ell> well then I’ll roll my assistance for the first round
[21:00] <ell> 4d10h8
[21:00] <
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, 9d10h8: 4 [9d10h8=7,4,5,4,5,8,8,7,[10,8]]
[21:01] <jake> er whoop
[21:01] <jake> yes but willpower
[21:01] <ell> ah
[21:01] <jake> 4d10h8
[21:02] <
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&daddr=richmond,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> MrAnthropy, 7d10h8: 4 [7d10h8=8,[10,8],9,7,6,1,3]
[21:48] <desc> Minor divination — just looking for whatever image/s are most prominent burbling down the time stream at us this moment: 5d10h8
01[21:48] <thomamelas> Bringing up Magic shield.
[21:48] <desc> 5d10h8
[21:48] <
critical> desc, 5d10h8: 1 [5d10h8=7,1,7,4,8]
01[21:48] <thomamelas> 5d10h8
[21:48] <critical> thomamelas, 5d10h8: 1 [5d10h8=5,5,3,[10,5],3]
[21:49] <mranthropy> (Since I brought a gun, I will set dex at 6 just in case)
01[21:49] <thomamelas> And casting transform aura to look like a sleeper to another mage.
01[21:49] <thomamelas> 5d10h8
[21:49] <
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.”

Raw Log - Session 006

At the Edge of All Things jacobkosh