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Post by arcanus » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:31 pm

The Township of Goodlund - Gothica – 1876
The town hall was abuzz with consternation, the fog now enshrouded the town obscuring the riverside fort and continuing to instill palpable fear in the young soldiers stationed within.
Constable Mayweather had finally persuaded Mayor Cornwell to venture out of his home and chair an emergency meeting , although only when escorted by armed guards.

Amdea couldn't discern the purpose of the meeting, the townsfolk had descended into a panicked squabble having been brought together in place place.
Looking outside she could see the white vapor floating throughout the streets and the apparitions that haunted the fog, so far they had not harmed any of the townsfolk and perhaps they wouldn't need to the fear they encouraged night after night was effective enough.

Her earring chimed, another of her infuriating husbands inventions, she remained silent as Straad began to talk, his tone a cross between a monotone teacher and musical conductor.

<Sorry to disturb you Madame> although he couldn't hear her response she mentally thanked him
<Something curious has occurred, firstly the Tachyon gate has activated although nothing corporeal materialized, this was promptly followed by the activation of the Code Womb>
Amdea shook her head
<To clarify any confusion Madame an unidentified datastream has been transmitted into a apparatus of Master Von Weirdigan>
<Analyzing>

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Post by Otto » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:27 pm

A wild sense of exultation, followed by a stinging sense of loss floods the Xert as he picks up the man and staggers after the others.

Has he found a vaccine? A cure? Or was this a fluke?
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'Something else has happened here; beyond my control.' He thinks.

<Sting?>

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Post by arcanus » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:41 pm

Otto's inquiry is met with solemn silence, rapidly rounding the corner of the passageway, a tunnel extended before him the mans shallow breath caressing the brick walls.

A jolt struck his cranialware, a piece of data, quick analysis revealed this to some form of etheric coordinates.

Ahead his attention was drawn to the faint voices of the other men, far ahead.
GM wrote:You've cleared the poor mans system of toxin, it was hard work and would require a chemists shop to reproduce.

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Post by Otto » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:21 pm

Otto, moving with a fast but shambling gait attempts to stabilise the casualty whilst catching up with the other survivors.

'Wait up fellas!' he shouts in a ragged, tired and dry voice which echoes down the tunnel. 'Give me a hand here!'.

'I'm bloody shattered!' he exclaims to no one in particular.
What are the co-ordinates that have been relayed to me? Does it relate to the co=ordinates of the downed invaders machine?
So, with my wrist watch replicator I will not be able to physically duplicate the anti-toxin?
How about etherically?

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Post by arcanus » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:25 am

Otto wrote:What are the co-ordinates that have been relayed to me? Does it relate to the co=ordinates of the downed invaders machine?
GM wrote:It resembles a network passcode rather than coordinates.
Otto wrote:So, with my wrist watch replicator I will not be able to physically duplicate the anti-toxin?
GM wrote:You have the formula, however the dwindling capacity of the replicator won't produce enough to cure more than an additional person.
Otto wrote:How about etherically?
GM wrote:The Etheric would create a phantom quantity, a placebo as it were, however this would need to be translated to the physical to truly help these people.

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Post by Otto » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:50 pm

Otto wrote: How about etherically?
GM wrote: The Etheric would create a phantom quantity, a placebo as it were, however this would need to be translated to the physical to truly help these people.
How about if this was sent virally in conjunction of my plan to infect the invaders with my etheric interference?

For example, when they fire their chemical weapons, the etheric antidote would cling to the toxin as it was produced so the weapon would in fact be spraying the antidote at its would be victims!
Can I identify the origin of this downloaded passcode, what it is for? And who sent it without opening it? I'm wary of counter viruses from the enemy!
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Post by arcanus » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:07 pm

Otto wrote:How about if this was sent virally in conjunction of my plan to infect the invaders with my etheric interference?
For example, when they fire their chemical weapons, the etheric antidote would cling to the toxin as it was produced so the weapon would in fact be spraying the antidote at its would be victims!
GM wrote:That would work, however you would need a physical catalyst to allow the antidote to enshroud the toxin.
Otto wrote:Can I identify the origin of this downloaded passcode, what it is for? And who sent it without opening it? I'm wary of counter viruses from the enemy!
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GM wrote:The codes came from Sting.

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Post by Otto » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:51 pm

Otto wrote:How about if this was sent virally in conjunction of my plan to infect the invaders with my etheric interference?For example, when they fire their chemical weapons, the etheric antidote would cling to the toxin as it was produced so the weapon would in fact be spraying the antidote at its would be victims!

GM wrote:That would work, however you would need a physical catalyst to allow the antidote to enshroud the toxin
Are we talking a living specimen here?
Have some of the other survivors answered or responded to my call?
Have I managed to stabilise the man? First Aid/Biology of 13
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Post by arcanus » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:24 pm

Otto wrote:GM wrote:That would work, however you would need a physical catalyst to allow the antidote to enshroud the toxin
Otto wrote:Are we talking a living specimen here?
GM wrote:More some old fashioned chemistry to bind to the toxin.
Otto wrote:Have I managed to stabilize the man? First Aid/Biology of 13
GM wrote:Yes although his vital signs are very weak.
The tunnel stretches on for what seems like miles, turning yet another bend Otto finds the remainder of the group having reached a large cylindrical chamber, with sewer water cascading down from various outlets into a larger pool and green moss covered metal ladders extending upwards to street level.

"By jove old man, thought we'd lost you" exclaims Wells, who's look of happiness soon vanishes when he sees the condition of the man in your care.

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Post by Otto » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:38 pm

'Not yet fella, but this bloke needs to find somewhere to rest up' he says grimly as he squints around the company ensuring that Olivia is still with them.

He gestures to two of the me in the group to take the injured man from him. 'I've managed to contain, if not purge the poison of that black smoke'. he points significantly at his still form.
I have attached a basic seeker tracking device to a necklace he is wearing.
'He may be the key to defeating this enemy, so I suggest you keep him safe. Or the invaders will be the least of your worries'.

''Scuse me' he says as he pulls out a metal petri dish from his inside suit pocket and kneels down to a patch of the invading vegetation and scoops up a sample of it. He quickly screws on a cap and drops it in his suit. 'Been meaning to do that since I bloody got here!' he says to no-one in particular.

'Have you got somewhere you can lie low, where I can meet you all later?' He asks Wells, assuming that he had taken on the role as leader of the group.

'I've got to keep moving, and there are things that just can't wait.' he says with evident fatigue in his voice.

'I need to find an intact apothacery, or a laboratory, do you or anyone know of one?' he asks.

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Post by arcanus » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:09 pm

Two of the men step up and take the unconscious form.

Wells takes Otto to one side, ruffling Olivia's head as he does so "We're in luck old man, Moore House School lies above us, almost certain to have a science lab and paraphernalia, what do you think?"

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Post by Otto » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:37 pm

'Sounds good Mr Wells.' He says as he acknowledges Olivia with a nod and a smile.

Turning to the majority of the group he clears his throat. 'Right, I'll be honest with you all. We are in no position to fight this invader at present. We need to find a place of safety, so we can rest up and plan the next move. I want your opinions and ideas on what we should do, and where we could go.'

'Bearing in mind the school will be a temporary abode.' He adds.

He opens his hands and gestures to them with a small bow, awaiting their input.

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Post by arcanus » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:45 pm

Thoughtful and bemused looks pass throughout the ragged group.

"How about we get into the school and we can think on a sensible safe haven" replies Wells
Olivia tightly clutches Otto's hand, one of the men an older chap, wipes his sweat laden brow
"I think somewhere out in the country"
Another steps up to Otto and sticks out his hand "Thank you for lookin afta Johnnie Sir, we're all much obliged"

The men then start to clamber the moss covered ladders towards the manhole covers above

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Post by arcanus » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:40 pm

Moore House Private School - London 1901
Warily the collected survivors peered over the grimy sills of the manhole covers, the vertical tunnels lead up into the schools cobbled courtyard, which in turn was surrounded by walls built some 70 years previously in Regency times.
Could the jolly dandys and fops of such times imagine the terror that had now befallen the Capital and possibly the world.

Nothing appeared to move or lie in wait, never the less they waited, the fear was palpable and Otto could see several of the men trembling upon the rungs, finally they summoned the courage, broke cover and darted across the slimy cobbles and into cover beneath the arched walls.

As Otto warily surfaced he noted that the cobbles were slimy with a thin red moss, the sky above was grey with drifting smoke and the nauseous scent upon the wind was best not thought about.

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Post by Otto » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:09 pm

'This doesn't look too safe!' He thought to himself as he followed the group swiftly across to the wall.
How high is this wall? Is it scaleable?
A strange, almost unknown feeling hit him as looked on the hurt and frightened face of the little girl Olivia, and the careworn men with the man that he had helped save. It was the sting of regret. He knew that he would have to leave them to the mercy of fate sooner rather than later.

'So the distancing must begin' he thought with a sigh.

'What do you know of this place?' He asked Wells in a curt whisper.

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Post by arcanus » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:32 am

Well's snapped out of this thoughts "Ah not a great deal, private school and being in the city probably a pretty penny to get in"
Otto senses a tinge of regret in Well's voice when he says this
"Seems deserted" he adds warily

Walls resembled those of a castle or temple from Byzantium antiquity, some 20 feet high, with a rampart upon the top, a solid facia of stone facing the outside world, with a continuous series of archways bracing the inner courtyard side and protecting those moving from building to building from the elements.

The wary caution is suddenly broken by a distant high pitched keening and then a scream, a human scream.

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Post by Otto » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:37 pm

'Astral engines in reverse
I'm falling through the universe again
Down among a dead mans vision
Faded dreams and nuclear fissions span
The strings of fear they are holding up the race
The puppets falling to the ground
The love I feel as I fly endlessly through space
Lost in time I wonder will my ship be found
On this sinking ship I travel
Faster than the speed of life
Not so super nova burns
The black holes turn and fade from sight
The strings of fear they hide within the human race
The answers buried underground
The love I feel as I fly endlessly through space
Lost in time I wonder will my ship be found
And very soon
The boundless moon
Will show us light
And as we crash
We'll pray and kiss
And say goodnight

Goodnight'


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Post by Otto » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:00 pm

'At least its them and not us.' Otto thinks grimly.'May give us more time.'

The victims screams coupled with the strange keening ululations, echo off the surrounding red stone buildings, melding and building to a horrid crescendo.

Otto looked down to see Olivia weeping silently beside him, the tears leaving tracks of pink skin down her dirty and bloodstained face, her body wracked with terror. He clumsily patted her on the shoulder, completely at a loss on how to comfort her.

'For Makers sake let 'em die!' he thinks to himself, picturing the death scene as only the minds eye can, feeling his anger rise over his fear.

After what seems an eternity, the sounds mercifully cease with a final choking, bubbling wail, leaving an even deeper sense of fear and menace on the group. The onset of the darkness of evening begins to draw a veil on the stinking smoke and death throes of the once great city, setting the stage undoubtably for new terrors to come.

The orange of distant fires light the oncoming dusk.

'Where is the entrance in? We have to get moving as that wasn't a walking machine!' he whispers to Wells.

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Post by arcanus » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:12 pm

Several moments pass before Wells shakes the look of horror from his face and comes to his senses.
"Yes, yes" he stutters, shaking his head

Only Sceritt looks alert, grim acceptance chiseled upon his face, without comment he sets off through the shadows beneath the rampart, skirting the wall until he reaches a side door presumably leading into a classroom.

The undulating warble sounds in the distance once again, accompanied by the howl of dogs almost in defiance.

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Post by Otto » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:11 pm

Admiring Sceritt's determination, Otto smiles grimly and quickly follows him. He knees down beside the door and puts his ear against it.

He gestures to the rest of the group to move slowly to him, and to keep quiet.
Listen roll of 10 (He also has the acute hearing ability through his cyberware)
If there was a window to the door, he would ensure that he kept below it.

Can I hear anything? I would be listening for anything. Eg, a wind in the classroom, meaning that another door was open etc.

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Post by arcanus » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:38 pm

Otto wrote:Listen roll of 10 (He also has the acute hearing ability through his cyberware)
Keeping below the window within the door, Otto can indeed hear air or a breeze moving through the classroom.

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Post by Otto » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:19 pm

Using his band of accuity, he will cycle through all of his vision enhancements to look through the doors and the wall nearest to it.
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Post by arcanus » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:36 am

Allowing a moment for the Headband to initialize Otto found his vision extend beyond the wooden door, into the classroom and further into the corridor adjacent.

The image resembled that of looking upon a photographic negative, the majority of large surfaces or area black or deep blue, corners and lines accented in clear white, nothing was immediately apparent other than the building being deserted.

The classroom showed signs of disarray, a hurried departure, but not chaotic enough to have been a stampede, a couple of cages contained dead rodents, but other than that the nearby vicinity appeared still and lifeless.

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Post by Otto » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:18 pm

Otto stood and fumbled with the door latch. It opened silently. Drawing his pistol he entered the classroom swiftly, and after another quick scan through the spectrum of his senses he gestured to the group to join him.

'Close the door, and shut the curtains.' He said tersely as the final person entered the room. It smelt of chalk dust, dead animal, and the sour reek of human urine. The childrens desks were in disarray, with chairs scattered and up ended as if the room had been vacated quickly. It appeared that they had been learning mathematics, as the blackboard was filled with basic workings. Broken writing slates and chalk strewn the floor, coupled with a few satchels and childrens bags. The white stone walls were adorned with pictures of birds, drawn by the school children.

'They would be about Dawns age.' He surmised, thinking of his daughter.

'Don't make this personal!' He thought, mockingly. 'You cannot stay with these people.'

'Mr Wells and I are going to search the rest of this school block. Now I'll need one more person to help us.'

Looking at them all, he gave them a smile. 'We'll find the safest place to us all to hole up, so we can rest, find some food and plan the next move.'

'So who is with us?' He asks.

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Post by Otto » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:50 pm

A grim character by the name of Arty Chiddingfold stepped forward to assist Wells and Otto.
A shortish stocky man, Arty had the look of the streets about him. He had long dark greasy unkempt hair coupled with a pair of mutton chop sideburns. He wore a threadbare shirt, that may have been white at some point, and filthy slacks. His shoes seemed in good order, almost new, which made Otto think he may have looted them recently. His appearance belied the mans bearing and manner of speech which revealed a possible military background.

'I'm your man, Ottovo.' he said in a quiet voice.

He brandished a large cudgel of which there were nails hammered into it. Otto noted the trace elements of human blood and skin on it. God knows what he has done to stay alive, he thought.

'Very good.' Otto said. 'Scerrit, take charge while we're away. We won't be long. As soon as we have secured a better place for you all we'll be back.'

'All set?' he asks the duo. Both reply with a silent acknowledgment.

He regards the vagabonds weapon once more, and produces a revolver from under his coat and tosses it to the man.

Arty catches it deftly and weighs the weapon in his hand, opens the chamber and with a satisfied nod closes it with a flick of the wrist. The speed of this maneuvering catches Otto off guard, though he does not register it openly.

'You obviously are!' he says with a wry smile.

'If we're not back in fifteen minutes, then I suggest to get out of here.' he says to Scerrit as he passes over his pocket watch to him.

'Right, lets go.'

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Otto and his two companions made their way cautiously along the dingy corridor of which was now bereft of sunlight and gaslight, and It was evident from the start of their advance of the blind panic that had occured in the school. More detritus of the childrens belongings were everywhere.

Suddenly Arty turned and with a surprising authority told them to hold their ground.

He moved slowly and systematically left to right, up the corridor, scanning every aspect and contour until he came to a grey form in the middle of the floor almost twenty feet along theroute that was obscured with the darkness. A crunch and tinkle of glass was audible as he crouched down to look at the form.

Shortly, he beckoned Wells and Otto to him shaking his head as if to warn them of unpleasantness.

Slowly, with dread and foreboding they made their way to the vagabond.

'Good Lord!' Wells exclaimed loudly, the sudden sound splitting the silence and making Otto start.

Before them, lay the dessicated husk of what had been a child, a little girl.

'She's been drained of all her bodily fluids!' Wells gasped.

'Yes.' Arty said matter of factly. 'It would appear that the girl tripped and fell, and had her back broken by the stampede of her classmates. That didn't kill her, and she managed to crawl slowly up the hallway. The killer came through that window.' He gestured to the broken skylight on the left hand side of the corridor. 'Or seemed to stoop in through the window, as I can't see any signs of it's passing. Whatever it was didn't waste a drop, as there is only a small blood stain on the deck'

With a shiver, the memory of the choking, horrifying scream they had heard earlier played on Otto's mind. It hadn't sounded like a child at the time, but now guilt and conscience made it so.
It appeared to Otto, that this thought had crossed Wells's mind also, as his face must mirror his.

'Shall we clear her away? Would be unpleasant for the others.' Arty said cooly without any signs of distress or agitation.

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Post by Otto » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:44 pm

Otto nodded his head and picked up a large discarded coat that must have belonged to the childrens teacher and began to gather up the remains of the girl in it.

Arty began to rummage in the schoolbags, and with a small crow of triumph produced two wrinkled apples, one of which he handed to Wells.

'No need for us to go hungry eh?' He smiled at the journalist, showing a mouthful of gold teeth.

'No, I suppose not.' he answered with an air of resignation as he placed the apple in his suit pocket. He then proceeded to help in the searching the other school bags.

Whilst his companions were occupied with their task, Otto folded the mumified remains of the girl in the coat. 'Amazing how much of the human body is made of water' he mused with a sense of detachment that had come from experience in dealing with grim situations. In fact, far too many situations throughout his lifetime.

How much longer could he deal with these sort of events? he thought as he, as gently as possible, pushed the coat bundle through the broken glass of the skylight.

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Post by Otto » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:20 pm

As it turned out, the search of the school produced no more incidents of that nature. It was deserted of all life.
The school complex corridors ran in a square, with all of the classrooms leading off it. With the main hall situated in the centre of it. It would appear that the dormitories were independant buildings somewhere within the school grounds, but with the sinister dark and its new hidden terrors, the trio did not venture any further.

'Say nothing of the girl' Wells advised as they reached the classroom door where the group were housed.

With the group mustered, Otto chose the main hall as their abode for the evening. Scerrit, Wells and Arty lead parties in salvaging everything of use from the classrooms. The search had produced a small amount of food and drink, and enough clothing to provide Arty and a few others with better and more practical clothing including some which could be used for blankets and down.

But more importantly for Otto, they had located the laboratory. And after Scerrit has established a watch routine and the group had settled down to get what rest they could; Otto visited it to consolidate what he had learned over this terrible, eventful day.

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The laboratory was a quaint affair, wooden workstations with traditional Bunsen burners spaced evenly.
His main area of interest was the area at the front of the room, where presumably the lecturer would demonstrate, this had a proper workstation, with adjacent racks of test tubes, equipment and a locked case containing various compounds.
He smiled at the skull and crossbones symbol upon the door, a little bit of sulphuric acid was the least of these unfortunates worries now.

Despite his best efforts Olivia had refused to remain with the group, seeming to only feel safe with her protector, she now watched his musings with interest.

A short distance down the gloomy hallway Wells, Skerrit and Arty had mustered their beleaguered flock into clearing a room for their habitation,
Arty had prudently insisted that an inner room be chosen, although Wells had argued that this provided no means of escape.
Arty had responded that was the point, the less points of entry or exit the easier to defend.

Faced with such defiant logic Skerrit and Wells had agreed.
GM wrote:Arty seems a perceptive chap, he has a Perception of 14 - Make a roll?

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Otto wrote:Perception of 12
Arty completed another circuit of the halls surrounding the refuge room, instinct stopped him, nothing in particular but a chill passing up his spine.

Slowly crouching he collected a small stone and flicked it at the rooms door, Old man Collins peered out, Arty gave him a severe look and brought his finger to his mouth, Collins immediately went about shushing the collected refugees.

Arty folded into the shadows and waited

Time ticked on for what felt like an eternity, then he watched as a shadow eclipsed the remaining light cast through the window above him, now cast in darkness Arty listened as something slithered down the brickwork beside him, perhaps more than one.

He heard the invader feel around, he tensed as it touched his shoulder but frozen in place, the thing curled and wrapped, narrowly missing his face.
Finally the presence retreated and Arty breathed once more, as he did he heard something big move off, metal tapping against the cobbles of the courtyard.

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'Close call that.' he thought matter of factly, as moved crab-like to the open door where the refugees were holed up. The last thing he wanted was a straggler to get its 'hooks' on him.

He stood and closed the door silently behind him and walked softly over to Collins and Skerrit, he pulled them both aside from the rest of the group who were attempting to sleep.

'Keep this under your hat's, but it appears that we have had some visitors outside. They have moved off now.'

'Now I'm going to have a look. Chances are it was some invaders just moving through this area, but I want to rule out the chances of a bivouac or a picket nearby.'

'So I'm going to have a gander.'

A sharp glance from Arty stopped Collins protests before he could utter them.

'Let the bloke with the scar, and the journalist know what I'm up to yes?' his demeanor brooked no argument as he proceeded to remove uneccessary items of equipment from his person and pass them to Skerrit.

'What if you're caught?' Skerrit whispered.

A thin trace of a smile ghosted across his face.

'They'll probably use me like a bottle of stout!' was his cryptic answer as he made his way to the door.

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Post by Otto » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:59 pm

The night was still, and a cloying humidity that the ex soldier had not noticed in the school hit him like an invisible wall as he slid out of a classroom window furthest away from the refugees.

Staying on his belly, he crawled slowly and silently up the grass verge that surrounded the main complex, he chose a good vantage point where the enemy had passed, and where there was good cover and peered over the top.

'This school was almost built to be defended' he mused as his eyes adjusted and took on the scene. 'But not with this crowd, or against this foe'.

The night was a landscape of lurid flames and smoke that shook and flickered ominously off in the distance, not more than three miles away in Peckhan, Arty estimated. Other strange lights he spied; luminous green and red lights that moved in strange patterns and directions, but with a collective purpose. Dazzling flashes, almost like lightning strikes flickered intermittently and rolled almost like waves over the shattered and ghoulish ruins of the houses and civic buildings

He slowly closed his eyes to the scene, and slid back down the verge and rested his head in his arms.

He began to regulate his breathing, in through his nose and out through his mouth. And as time went by in his strange meditative state, it would have seemed to any onlooker that he had stopped breathing altogether.

However, as a blind persons senses are amplified to counter their disability; with touch, sound and smell. Arties strange extra senses were brought to the fore.

He stirred, opened his eyes and raised himself up into a crouch and began to run his left hand across the long grass like a water diviner would search for an underground source, pausing at points and then swiftly moving on. Patiently he moved in this method to the point where the foe had 'tapped' on his shoulder.

Suddenly with a surge that made the hairs rise along his back and neck; both of his hands were jerked down almost magnet like to the ground, he arched his back almost cat like to counter the mixture of euphoria and pain that wracked him. Images of star bursts, coloured lights and agitated blood vessels bombarded behind his now crushed closed eyes as hypnotically, they began to take the shape of moving pictures.

Arties vision reached its fulcrum, as he suddenly opened his eyes wide.....

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Post by Otto » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:49 pm

To any onlooker, it would appear that the man had suffered from a brain haemorrhage or aneurism, as his eyes had darkened to a deep crimson. And from them, trickles of blood slowly seeped down his cheeks and onto the grass. He rose slowly and surveyed intently the scene around him. It was a scene that significantly differed from the normal.

He brushed his face absently with the back of his hand and wiped the blood onto his filthy shirt.

His extra perception, rather than seeing just shapes, colours and distance registered pulses and fine three dimensional shapes that were not dissimilar to the bars of a 20th century graphic equaliser. They fluctuated, pulsed and flowed with his heartbeat. Oil spectrum coloured optic fluids rolled and danced across his vision that changed chaotically and filled the shapes with colours like a child’s art book. When he focussed at a point, the image raced towards him.

But this did not disorientate the man. Rather he had full mastery of it. And as he concentrated, his psychedelic vision began to shift. The darkness began to ebb away into dusk, the sun rose in the west and smoke descended into the buildings in wild eldritch colours that defied logic.

Three cycles of the day passed until Arty saw the evacuation of the school and the killer of the little girl............

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Arty's adventures continue in 'A Vagabond of The New Mars' thread.

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Re: Otto's Multiversal Mayhem

Post by Otto » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:40 pm

The laboratory was a quaint affair, wooden workstations with traditional Bunsen burners spaced evenly.
His main area of interest was the area at the front of the room, where presumably the lecturer would demonstrate, this had a proper workstation, with adjacent racks of test tubes, equipment and a locked case containing various compounds.
He smiled at the skull and crossbones symbol upon the door, a little bit of sulphuric acid was the least of these unfortunates worries now.
Otto wrote:Can I identify the origin of this downloaded passcode, what it is for? And who sent it without opening it? I'm wary of counter viruses from the enemy!

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GM wrote:The codes came from Sting.
GM wrote:That would work, however you would need a physical catalyst to allow the antidote to enshroud the toxin

Otto wrote:Are we talking a living specimen here?

GM wrote:More some old fashioned chemistry to bind to the toxin

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Re: Otto's Multiversal Mayhem

Post by Otto » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:15 pm

Olivia was starting to irritate the Xert now. He had work to do and with her presence he couldn't comfortably operate; He was unsure of what fancy pyrotechnics may occur with his actions and not having a rational explanation for the girl.

'They could think that I was one of the invaders and try and kill me' he thought.'Try being the operative word.' he grinned at the strange vision of Wells attempting to beat his head open with a cudgel and only succeeding in pissing him off.

'Bullet could still do the trick though' he mused. 'A lucky shot or an accurate one.'

That was sobering.

'Right! Off to bed with yer!' he said to the girl in a voice that bled menace. 'I have work to do and I'm in no mood for babysitting' he said in all seriousness.

'I'll be through shortly. 'An Mr Skerrit 'an Wells will look after you' he said in a placatory tone of which he automatically regretted doing.

'We need to make tracks old boy and get some closure here.' He thought. ''An find out what happened to Sting too.'

'Out!' he growled. Pointing at the door.

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Re: Otto's Multiversal Mayhem

Post by Otto » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:02 pm

Olivia flounced out of the room, and with a satisfied smile Otto turned and sat in the teachers tall chair. With a swift gesture of his hand the door slowly swung shut and an audible click of the lock mechanism was heard.

Picking up a slate and piece of chalk he started to write equations and machine code with the flair of a composer as his onboard headware began to recount Stings last communications prior to the radio silence.
Right! Otto is going to look at creating sheilding and diversionary nodes in the event of him using the etheric web. I suppose we could look at it as a 'Hacking Pool' or words to that effect. He will in essence be creating a virtual maze with passcodes etc to prevent him being tracked. Am I right in saying that the TL of these invaders are lower than the TL he is well suited to?

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Re: Otto's Multiversal Mayhem

Post by Otto » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:54 pm

Flourishing a large full stop to his workings, Otto placed the slate on the lecturers rostrum, turned and continued his wild workings on the blackboard. An onlooker would have thought the Xert was ballet dancing from his fluid, graceful movements. It was most unlike him.

On his headware, the workings came to life. They appeared to peel themselves from the boards and move ghost like around the room, like abyssal jellyfish caught in a current. They began to collect together in the middle of the room and form a large ball. Similar to small fish protecting themselves from predators and birds in the deep ocean, their movements became swift and agitated; moving as one in random directions and viscosities.

Otto played back Stings last transmission through the full spectrum of his audio filters in all direction; and taking their background noises, ambience and the ultra frequencies he stepped from the raised platform and began to draw complex schematics on all the surfaces and items in the room, he also scrawled what appeared to be musical notes amongst other eldritch symbols. These pictograms began to vibrate the furniture and walls that they had been placed on.

Suddenly, the vibrations became so violent that the room shook, wavered and blurred out of existence in the Xerts minds eye which left him standing in the open air; staring into the miasmic ball hanging in the doom leaden night skies of London.

A sinister crushing pressure, of at least five atmospheres he estimated began to build up around where the room had been; and the ball under this onslaught exploded with the sound of the waves crashing on the cliffs, immersing Otto in a vortex of knowledge.
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What happened to Sting? Otto was given the data pass key by him, but what could it open? What did he succeed in doing?

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Re: Otto's Multiversal Mayhem

Post by arcanus » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:39 pm

Otto wrote:Right! Otto is going to look at creating shielding and diversionary nodes in the event of him using the etheric web. I suppose we could look at it as a 'Hacking Pool' or words to that effect. He will in essence be creating a virtual maze with passcodes etc to prevent him being tracked. Am I right in saying that the TL of these invaders are lower than the TL he is well suited to?
GM wrote:Yes, although advanced for this Worldline several TLs below the upper end of what he's worked with.
Otto wrote:What happened to Sting? Otto was given the data pass key by him, but what could it open? What did he succeed in doing?
GM wrote:Your analysis indicates the passcodes are clearly alien to this world even in a etheric sense, whereabouts the Victorians of this world are completely ignorant of etheric codes and the etheric plane, their actions of science and industry do shape and construct it, taking that into account the passcodes are deliberate and alien, suggesting Sting breached the invaders defences.

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Re: Otto's Multiversal Mayhem

Post by Otto » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:05 am

So from this, I am guessing that Sting was destroyed? Or disassembled?

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