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Offline Friktion

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Chapter 3.0 Ace's Wild
« on: October 04, 2011, 01:55:19 AM »
Blue and red lights start flickering through the windows of the humble theatre.

A heavy knock on the door.

"Hello, Benjamin?  Detective Weir.  We received a call about an accident, is everything okay?  Can you open the door please?"

A painful burst of laughter erupts in your head, causing another momentary blur of vision.

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Re: Chapter 3.0 Ace's Wild
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 04:12:54 AM »
"Here's ado to lock up honesty
And honor from th' access of gentle visitors."

The Winter's Tale, Act 2 Scene 2[/color]

"Ah, shite." Benjamin unfolds his arms and looks at the door fearfully before spinning around to Ashford. "Ash..." he nods at his friend, eyes flashing to Daphne. He manages to slip Ashford a grim smile of thanks before addressing the others, looking at them in turn.

"You were all here for auditions," he says in a low voice.

Benjamin walks slow and confidently up the aisle without looking back. "Coming!" he shouts ahead of him. Hopefully Ash would have enough time...

"Detective Weir!" Benjamin exclaims, opening the heavy oak door to the theater and sliding outside. He keeps the door slightly ajar behind him. "It's good to see you - how can I be of help? What's this business you were saying about some accident?"

Spoiler for Hiden:
Activating Awe first - rolling Charisma + Performance
[blockquote]Rolled 5d10 : 8, 3, 2, 2, 6, total 21[/blockquote]

Then activating Aura Reading* on Detective Weir (as soon as possible after Awe) - rolling Perception + Empathy (Diff. 8)
[blockquote]Rolled 7d10 : 4, 5, 5, 4, 4, 1, 8, total 31[/blockquote]

*Will require your feedback throughout the convo Friktion, if there are enough successes

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Re: Chapter 3.0 Ace's Wild
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 04:31:08 AM »
Victor turns to Ashford with a look of Fuck... Shit... Jesus....

Spoiler for Hiden:
Activates heighten senses to hear better

Victor moves closer to Ashford and whispers "I do not do clean ups. What the shit now?"

Offline Malavis

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Re: Chapter 3.0 Ace's Wild
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011, 11:21:07 AM »
Ashford groans when  Ben turns back to look at him; he waits until the playwright turns around again, knowing full well that his treatment of the dead woman is not going to be as gentle as his friend would prefer.

In response to Victor's question, Ashford groans a little.

"I don't know... Look fuckin' actory or something... improvise. And buy me some time. Don't let these fuckers back here. Oh. And do something with this fuckin' blood."

Ashford grabs the woman by a leg and summarily throws her through the stage right curtain curtain, her body tumbling like a rag doll and landing with a loud thump.
Then Ashford simply isn't there anymore.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Ashford moves (In obfuscate) over to the woman's side, dragging her backstage and looking for an appropriate place to hide her- some particularly large piece of set decoration, a trap door, a particularly large and inconspicous looking box, really anything.
Per+Investigation to find a really good place to hide the girl: [blockquote]Rolled 5d10 : 5, 8, 2, 5, 2, total 22[/blockquote]

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Re: Chapter 3.0 Ace's Wild
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2011, 08:03:04 PM »
Outside the Theater hall Adam glances back as he sees the man , the detective knocking on the door, he adjusts his black suit's jacket as he considers for a moment but decide to leave it, better find that shadow lady , wherever she went , thinking she is needed to figure out what the hell is going on.

 He looks around to see if he can find Sayuri anywhere, that nagging internal thought reminding him that its no good to hang around with all sorts of Sabbat types and yet he knew he couldn't just leave things at that and go about his business with that mind raper still out to get him.

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Re: Chapter 3.0 Ace's Wild
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2011, 11:44:52 PM »
Victor tries not to panic and runs behind the curtains to find mop and bucket perhaps.

He mutters to himself "This is not my specialty. She is just a casualty of war."

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Re: Chapter 3.0 Ace's Wild
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2011, 04:40:36 PM »
Victor returns short while later with a mop and roller bucket and starts mopping up the small mess left behind.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I activate heightened senses to try and ease drop on Ben and the police officer

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Re: Chapter 3.0 Ace's Wild
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2011, 08:45:55 PM »
Spoiler for Hiden:
Since a lot of time (real life, not in-game) has elapsed since we picked this back up, I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of what is going on as well as locations and etc.  I trust that you are all capable players that will be able to determine the difference between what you know and what your character knows.  if there are any mistakes on my part, please make the mention in OOC not in here and I will adjust

Spoiler for Hiden:
  • Victor is currently fumbling around backstage looking for a mop and bucket to try to clean up the bloody mess.  The body itself has been unceremoniously thrown in a backstage supplies closet.  Victor has heightened senses activated and is eavesdropping on the conversation between Benjamin and the police officer.  So far, the noise and general construction of the auditorium severely limit what he can overhear.
  • Ashford successfully, albeit clumsily hides the body.  He is, however, now very much aware of the blood splatter caused by his shenanigans.
  • Benjamin is outside with Detective Weir.  He notices Sayuri standing there speaking to an officer who immediately and suspiciously hides whatever he was showing to the girl as soon as Benjamin steps outside.  Benjamin actives Awe to impress Detective Weir as well as tries to read his aura.  Possibly due to the recent effects of frenzy as well as emotional damage that he has suffered, Benjamin cannot make any sense from the policeman's aura.  The colors cause Benjamin to experience a mild headache which, in turn, allow a slight, haunting giggle escape from his lips.  Benjamin suddenly notices that Detective Weir's pistol is drawn and pointed at the ground.
  • Sayuri is speaking with the second policeman and although she made her intentions quite clear to him, he does not seem to be catching the drift.  He adamantly stands there staring at her, then suddenly turns around facing Benjamin.  She glimpses an impish grin on the man's face.
  • Adam slips away, unseen, during the commotion.  He will be missed /hug

Detective Weir faces Benjamin, an obvious tired expression on his face. 

"Can I come in Benjamin?  There's been reports of a murder in your auditorium and I'm not just talking about how you killed at the show." 

Benjamin gets the distinct impression that the question is more of a formality instead of an actual request.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2011, 01:02:33 PM by Friktion »

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Re: Chapter 3.0 Ace's Wild
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2011, 05:15:01 AM »
as soon as the body is hidden, Ashford immediately sets about cleaning up any evidence of the bloodstain all the way up to the edge of the stage, trusting that Victor will clean the floor ON stage.

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Re: Chapter 3.0 Ace's Wild
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2011, 04:28:32 PM »
"Oh my."

She raises a hand to cover her mouth in shock.

"Is such violence really necessary officer? This is a place of art and culture is it not?"

She motions to the building.

She turns to the officer smiling.

"I'm sure Mr...  Benjamin was it, knows nothing of this ghastly murder you've mentioned. I believe everything is ok here is it not and we can all go home."

She cocks her head slightly and twirls the umbrella being held.

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Re: Chapter 3.0 Ace's Wild
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2011, 04:30:47 PM »
Spoiler for Hiden:
Manip + Intimi Diff Vict WP[blockquote]Rolled 3d10 : 4, 4, 10, total 18[/blockquote]

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Re: Chapter 3.0 Ace's Wild
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2011, 10:35:51 PM »
The policeman standing next to Sayuri takes a step towards the detective; he lets out an exaggerated sigh.

"Maybe she's right, Weir.  I mean whoever thought of a murder at the theater?  What do you say we just call it in as a wild goose hunt and go home."

Detective Weir shoots the policeman an icy stare that causes the man to step back for a second before regaining his composure.

"S-s-sorry."  He stammers as he looks at the ground sheepishly.

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Re: Chapter 3.0 Ace's Wild
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2011, 07:14:35 PM »
Benjamin smiles and begins to speak in the calmest tone he can muster, given recent events.

"Thank you miss, but it's quite alright."

He looks Weir warmly in the eye.

"Detective Weir is just doing his job, isn't that right detective? Come on in if you like - the show just let out and it's a mite messy in there, I warn you. The ushers are still scraping gum from the backs of my seats."

Benjamin sighs, a weariness that isn't entirely feigned.

"People these days just don't respect the theater like they used to when we were young, do they?"

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Re: Chapter 3.0 Ace's Wild
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2011, 10:34:54 AM »
Ashford, upon thoroughly cleaning the bloodstain on the wall where the woman hit it, wipes the blood droplets back to the edge of the stage and pokes his head out ((Still in obfuscate)) upon hearing the tail end of that dialogue.

He turns to regard the detectives and mouths what the fuck?

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Re: Chapter 3.0 Ace's Wild
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2012, 05:17:09 PM »
Spoiler for Hiden:
Void, please roll Benjamin's Charisma + Performance for trying to put up a calm, cool front (difficulty 7 due to the Beast's recent control.)  Detective Weir is attempting to "read" you, but this roll will be in secret.  I don't want you to know what Weir thinks of you (unless you make a similar "reading" roll of course  :smile:)

Detective Weir holsters his pistol as he proceeds into the theater ahead of Benjamin.  He pauses in the doorway for what seems to be an eternity, before passing through inside.  He addresses the lone man busying himself on the stage, "You there, please stop what you're doing and come here.  Keep your hands visible."

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Outside, the uniformed policeman turns his attention back towards his notepad.  He stands firm, albeit confused.  It seems as if he doesn't quite know what to say or do.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2012, 11:55:14 AM by Friktion »