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Re: The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou

punkey posted in The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou on 2017-05-26 11:28:10
"Makes 'em easier to control!" Narcisse snaps. "Poor bastards were prey for predators like us their whole lives, I just made it official!"

Re: The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou

skullandscythe posted in The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou on 2017-05-25 16:21:46
Oblivious to Ozzy's discovery, Red has a epiphany of his own - namely, if the old rat (possibly ratman?) hasn't found it yet, it's probably on Beaulieu land somewhere. In an effort to steer the conversation away from Narcisse believing this to be true, Red decides to ask about something that bothered him.

"Why'd you change them at all, Narcisse? It doesn't seem to have helped them dig up anything useful."

Re: The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou

Admiral Duck Sauce posted in The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou on 2017-05-25 08:05:38
"Got it," Ozzy says. He grabs a grain sack or strips of cloth to wrap the tablet pieces. "Nobody needs to touch these more'n they have to." Addressing the entire assemblage, he stands tall and speaks over the group: "I got a line on this other piece. Me and mine are gonna go get it and we'll figger out a way t'fix the lot o' ya." Ozzy falters, looking around at the mess of manimals and realizing he has no idea how to do that, but if he didn't say something about fixing them it'd seem pretty shitty. "Right, yeah, so we're gonna do that then. We'll be back and make no mistake. And if we're not back, it's 'cos the lot o' us are dead, and we won't care no more, right? Let's go."

Only once the party's out of earshot does he tell them the tablet's at Beaulieu Manor. No need to throw fuel on this family feud.

Re: Jade Imperium - Afghanistan, Pt. 3

e of pi posted in Jade Imperium - Afghanistan, Pt. 3 on 2017-05-22 22:32:58
"We're moving in!" Luis says, then suits word to action, hustling in as his cloak blends with the dusty scrub around them, and the sounds of shooting and screams come from the other side of the village..

Re: The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou

punkey updated in The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou on 2017-05-22 11:29:05
"I got to!" Narcissist howls. "Mistress gave us power over beasts and stronger forms - but only after we transformed did she tell us that only the whole tablet lets us change back to human form!" More thrashing about inside, more things breaking. "But we can't find the Gods-damned thing! We looked everywhere, took as many as we could to find it - we were gonna change 'em all back when we found it! We even started looking on Beaulieu territory, but nothin'!"

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Ozzy closes his eyes, and pulls at the half of the tablet's form - not the magic itself, but the object, looking for it's other half.

"All things are linked, of course," Ozzy's telepathy instructor said in his humorous lilt. "But items that were once whole are linked much more strongly. If you focus, you can feel the yearning for the two halves...to become whole."

(Ozzy Magic = 1d12, 1d10 = 8, 4 / Difficulty = 2d8 = 3, 6)

And feel it Ozzy does. Nothing so useful as a spot on a map, but a sense. A white house on top of a hill, a familiar guest bed, spicy chicken and clear moonshine - the Beaulieu Manor. Only place it could be.

Re: The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou

skullandscythe posted in The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou on 2017-05-22 11:15:39
"I am one of Pops' boys - Renard Naepactorin," Red yells, "but I'm not here to quarrel with you and yours, and my only ambition here is to break the tablet! My own arrow shattered the one Henri ate. But word has it you've been tearing up half the swamp looking for another one, so I can't really say I've finished the job yet."
And hell, if you think this is bad old man, you haven't seen shit.

Re: The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou

Admiral Duck Sauce posted in The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou on 2017-05-22 10:35:20
Ozzy chuckles at Martin. "I reckon e'en we can't undo it from this part alone, maybe we can find the other half with this one." Ozzy takes the tablet pieces and instead of trying to read anything in the foul stone's surface, tries to get a sense of where the rest of it is. It's basic sympathetic linking, but it's been a while since Ozzy's school days.

Re: The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou

punkey posted in The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou on 2017-05-21 21:16:07
"Ain't you Pops' boy?" Narcisse shouts. "Come here to kill my spawn and take the tablet for yourself?" Red hears a wet snap, like an enormous pair of jaws clamping on something, something that cracks a moment later. "Damn your ambitions, boy, and leave this place! The Mistress and the tablet have been the downfall of my family, and even though I wouldn't piss on your leg if you were on fire, I wouldn't wish these powers on anyone!"

Re: IC 2 - Amsterdam - Day 2

skullandscythe posted in IC 2 - Amsterdam - Day 2 on 2017-05-20 22:26:46
Blake looks around with a low whistle, making a note to ask Ops more about 'Randall' and whether he accepts cash. He shuffles over the warhead, keeping his features out of the camera's profile instinctually. Blake looks over the warhead for identifying marks, possible ways to open it up, and...other complications. Traps and the like.

Re: The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou

skullandscythe posted in The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou on 2017-05-20 22:03:59
"Violence won't solve this, guys. Won't get these people their bodies back," Red says, gesturing towards the transformed folk. "We'll try talking first."

Red shoulders his bow and walks up to the steps of the estate. He lets a sigh out of his nose, squares his shoulders, then steps up and knocks on the door. "Narcisse Descoteaux!" Red bellows. "We'd like to come in and ask you some questions about the stone tablets!"