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Offline Radical21

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Re: IC- Ch.1
« Reply #195 on: May 11, 2011, 11:28:02 AM »

The Address of Sheperd's house pops up on the Device's color LCD display , Sheperd's house is located at the south of Warren in what seems to be a row of cottages

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Re: IC- Ch.1
« Reply #196 on: May 11, 2011, 05:17:27 PM »
Gary looks at tomaz sitting next to him, he doesn't look very amused.

"WHAT did you just call me?? You pull that big mouth of yours open one more time and i'm tossing you out of this car. Or better yet i'll have a snack, even IF you look like a crack addict who hasn't bathed in a month."

He trails off, mumbling something about "worthless" and "piece off.."

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Re: IC- Ch.1
« Reply #197 on: May 11, 2011, 10:44:28 PM »
Burke continues to wring his hands on his bag, looking ready to twist someone's head off with the slightest provocation.

He listens to Gary's comments with a tired sigh, and drops his head against the passenger seat in front of him. For the first time he notices the complete lack of physical exhaustion- as though he is spectating in his own body's actions. His mind, exhausted, bears the full weight of the night, and for a moment, Burke catches himself wishing the sun WOULD take them; to put an end to this bad dream and let him die if that was what was meant for him. It would certainly make things easier for them to not have to suffer the brunt of his own mistakes.

Burke sighs again, and bangs his head once on the passenger seat, noting the tiny rivulet of blood running down from his fingertip where he has dug the buckle of his strap into his hand so hard it has pierced his flesh. He watches the blood drip passively, sadness marring his normally confident good looks.

"This is.. It... This is all we are. This is all our lives will ever mean... And there is no escape. Blood and power... Just like real life, but now we're right back at the bottom of the totem pole. There was a time... Once... When I thought I could own a city like this. I'm realizing now that there will always be a 'king dracula' there to remind me of my place. Just some snot-nosed punk with money to throw around, too tired of regular life to do anything but drink and waste my father's inheritance. Cut the shit, Tomaz. Drop the ego games. Cut the art school bullshit. At the heart of it, You need this." Burke lets the small trickle of blood run into his hand and pool in his cupped palm. He wills a little more blood through his veins to make the pool a little larger.
"No drug you take, no woman you fuck-- Is ever going to mean as much to you as this. You have to drink my dead, polluted blood, or you're going to go through withdrawals the likes of which you can't even imagine. No one else is going to give you a drop, and if I decide to dump your ass out on the roadside here- something I'm contemplating- you get to stagger into town talking about how a bunch of people drugged you and fed you your blood. With piss, shit and blood all over you, you'll spend the night in the drunk tank, no one will believe dick about what you have to say, and in a day or two, 'king dracula' is going to send some people to put you down like the worthless piece of shit you are.
If you want this to go any other way than that, you're going to do everything I tell you to do, without question. You're not going to tell me that I owe you ANYTHING. I OWN you. Your future is resting in my hand right now. You can either embrace it, or Sherie can pull over and leave you here for whatever it is that hangs out in the forest- whatever it was that made that guy scream. The choice is yours- but I will NEVER. Tolerate you talking to me or any of your betters like that again. That is now a right you have to EARN- and you have a long way to go before you get there."

Spoiler for Hiden:
[blockquote]Rolled 6d10>5 : 6, 5, 8, 9, 10, 4, total 33[/blockquote]
Burke's voice has taken on a raw edge as he progresses through the lecture, and by the end the intensity of his voice has grown to an almost supernatural level.

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Re: IC- Ch.1
« Reply #198 on: May 11, 2011, 10:46:34 PM »
Spoiler for Hiden:
Burke's awe effects everyone in the car, the strength of his personality and the baritone of his voice making him appear larger than life- powerful, untouchable. (Of course this is all in your head)

PS: Awe clicks on midway through his speech, and builds until the end, at which point he holds it there and keeps it on. I had meant to put a spoiler in earlier saying I was activating awe, but I forgot. Now I can't edit my previous post without changing the dice results. So yeah. Awe starts at about "I'm realizing now there will always be a 'king dracula' and building from there.


"So what's it going to be?"
Burke extends his hand to Tomaz, allowing him to take it and drink if he so chooses.
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Re: IC- Ch.1
« Reply #199 on: May 12, 2011, 12:34:40 AM »
Spoiler for Hiden:
Note: Malavis rolled 5 success which means that if Tomaz wants to resist Burke's suggestive powers he has to continually  spend 5 Willpower Points at a rate of 1 WP per post/turn for as long as he is near Gabe , the other alternative is to spend a WP to resist and then do something to make Burke stop with the Awe, like a punch to the face or so. that is if Tomaz at all has the ability to physically resist with 4 health level damage.

If he does drink I'll assume Burke loses a Bloodpoint, maybe more depending how much he gives.

((Extra Malavis note: (I removed the original because I generally want players to avoid making OOC only posts on the IC thread even if its related so there is minimum OOC cluttering the IC content and its easier to read through, I only do so as an absolute must on account of ST duty stuff.))
Spoiler for Hiden:


He should have 2 BP in his system currently (perhaps 3, I'm not sure) to heal with. I will give him 1 more so he can get himself healed to the point where he's not bleeding all over poor adrian's seat. If he heals 2 health levels of damage he will still have 1 BP in his system, stop the blood loss, and thus still have all the wonderful ghoulie powers. If Tomaz is particularly convincing that he will stop being a pain in the ass, Burke will let him take 2, bringing the total down to 4 BP for burke.
(He's getting grumpy, folks, lol)

 
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Re: IC- Ch.1
« Reply #200 on: May 12, 2011, 03:24:26 AM »
Tomaz couldn't have resisted even if he wanted to. All the snappy retorts and witty ripostes fall from his lips at the sight of that beautiful, dripping red substance. Without even being conscious of it, Tomaz hands the GPS back to Adrian and moves in towards Burke, nodding emphatically as he latches his mouth onto the wellspring of life.

But deep, deep down, the part of Tomaz that no one could control (not even himself) begins to giggle like a school girl. Everything was going perfectly.
Spoiler for Hiden:
For the record, I've already spent one BP healing since we got in the car, although I forgot to call it. So I'd be at 3 damage if you added one, and this BP I'm taking from Burke I'll spend right now on healing, making my total dmg 2.

- az