Chapter 3.0: The Gift of the Nile [02/05/1925]   Posted by The Keeper.Group: 0
Harry Price
 player, 140 posts
 T 6/6 | APP 14 | SIZ 13
 Retired Army Major
Tue 26 Feb 2019
at 20:33
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"Tiny you feel like stretching those tree trunks you call legs?" Price asked the big man as he made his own preparations to go out and see the newspaper man.
John 'Tiny' Amboy
 player, 26 posts
 T 5/5 APP 11 SIZ 16
 Ex-British Marine
Tue 26 Feb 2019
at 22:17
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In reply to Harry Price (msg # 67):

Tiny responds instantly, "Yes sir, I 'ave been chompin at the bit to get out and about.  These 'ere are nice rooms, but there's a lot to see in old Cairo, major." Tiny does a quick inventory of his possessions and almost runs to the door.
Harry Price
 player, 141 posts
 T 6/6 | APP 14 | SIZ 13
 Retired Army Major
Wed 27 Feb 2019
at 00:18
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Price examined the News Paper for an address and tucked the copy with the article under his arm.

"Excellent." Price said.

With his walking stick in hand, and tow, Price headed out to meet with Nigel Wassif.
Dr. Leonardo Elias
 player, 756 posts
 Physician
 T 7/7 APP 12 SIZ 11
Wed 27 Feb 2019
at 18:05
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Leo waived Price over. "Hold on a sec - let me write down the spelling of that Queen. Nitocris was it?" Leo looked at the paper and scratched the name down on a piece of paper.

"Good luck, gentlemen."

He then settled in to wait for Fredde to return.
Fredde ten Boom
 player, 50 posts
 T 8/8
Wed 27 Feb 2019
at 18:14
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As Harry and Tiny emerge from the hotel, they hear a rattling roar and Fredde pulls up to the kerb astride a motorcycle (of sorts) cobbled together from the salvage of three or four various machines.

She pushes her goggles up to her forehead as she hails them: "What ho, gents! Anybody fancy a ride around the block?"
The Keeper
 GM, 1834 posts
Wed 27 Feb 2019
at 21:25
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Fredde quickly realizes that she is mistaken upon further inspection; the men she is looking at are not in fact, Harry and Tiny, but two men of a similar physical bearing. What a coincidence! Casting her eyes across the street by chance, she can see that the real Harry and Tiny were at that same moment, entering the offices of the Cairo Bulletin, before disappearing from view.

"I don't know who Harry and Tiny are, but I'll be happy for a ride," said one of the men she had mistakenly thought was Harry.

OOC:

15:24, Today: The Keeper, on behalf of Fredde ten Boom, rolled 20 using 1d100 with rolls of 20.  Spot Hidden (60%).

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Fredde ten Boom
 player, 51 posts
 T 8/8
Thu 28 Feb 2019
at 00:55
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In reply to The Keeper (msg # 72):

"Sorry, chum, mistaken identity. But I'll let ya buy me a gin later if we run into each other in th' bar."

Fredde asks the doorman where she can find a garage or secure parking for her bike.
The Keeper
 GM, 1835 posts
Thu 28 Feb 2019
at 18:07
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The man and his pal seemed easily enough to laugh off the situation and went on their own way.

The doorman seemed unfamiliar with the concept of a garage, and when she described it, he didn't know of such a building and hadn't seen one.

"We do not have a designated parking area, other than along the street in front of the hotel," he said, gesturing to the street in front of the hotel where a handful of pristine looking automobiles were neatly parked, roughly a dozen yards away from where he stood. "You can park it right here, sir, and I am sure it will be fine. Whoever is on duty will look after it from here."
Fredde ten Boom
 player, 53 posts
 T 8/8
Sat 16 Mar 2019
at 13:47
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Fredde parks her bike at the curb and goes into the hotel. She stops at the bar for a pink gin before going upstairs.

Entering the almost empty suite, she calls out, "Hey, Doc, where is everybody?"
Dr. Leonardo Elias
 player, 758 posts
 Physician
 T 7/7 APP 12 SIZ 11
Sat 16 Mar 2019
at 22:40
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Leo looked up from the book he was perusing. "Ah, Fredde. Good to see you back. The others have gone to see if they could dig up some information from acquaintances or reporters. I would like to see if there is a library that might have some information on one of the tombs that is of interest to us. Once you're ready, we can go together - I assume you'd like a few minutes before we leave?"
Fredde ten Boom
 player, 55 posts
 T 8/8
Sun 17 Mar 2019
at 12:43
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In reply to Dr. Leonardo Elias (msg # 76):

Fredde runs her fingers through her disheveled hair from front to back and glances in a mirror.

"Right. All set, Doc. We can take my new bike, if ya fancy riding pillion."
Dr. Leonardo Elias
 player, 759 posts
 Physician
 T 7/7 APP 12 SIZ 11
Mon 18 Mar 2019
at 05:58
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Leo paused a moment then nodded. ĒSounds good, Fredde. Iíll need to change my attire for riding, though. Letís meet in the lobby in fifteen minutes.Ē

Leo headed out to change into something sturdier and then down to the concierge to find out about nearby libraries.
Fredde ten Boom
 player, 56 posts
 T 8/8
Tue 19 Mar 2019
at 01:34
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Fredde passes the time with another pink gin.

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Dr. Leonardo Elias
 player, 761 posts
 Physician
 T 7/7 APP 12 SIZ 11
Tue 19 Mar 2019
at 03:10
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Leo made his way downstairs wearing a brown leather jacket, sturdy khaki trousers, and a loose, beige shirt. The jacket would be warm, but necessary to avoid more pain than he would otherwise experience should the worst come to pass. He could deal with a little bit of extra heat for a few minutes.
Fredde ten Boom
 player, 58 posts
 T 8/8
Tue 19 Mar 2019
at 17:59
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In reply to Dr. Leonardo Elias (msg # 80):

Fredde smiles when she catches sight of Leo. "Ya look swell, Doc, reg'lar man of adventure."

Outside, she settles Leo on a steel rack over the rear wheel, padded by an old blanket. Showing Leo where to set his feet to avoid the spokes, she guns the two-stroke engine into life, turning her head to shout back at Leo over the clatter: "I'll take it easy, Doc! Just punch a shoulder to tell me which way t'turn!"

With a glance at the oncoming traffic, vehicular and pedestrian (not to mention animal) she spurts away from the curb.
Dr. Leonardo Elias
 player, 762 posts
 Physician
 T 7/7 APP 12 SIZ 11
Wed 20 Mar 2019
at 04:52
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"Well thank you, Fredde. A moment before we go, though."

He went over to the concierge desk. "Pardon, can you tell me about libraries in Cairo?"
The Keeper
 GM, 1847 posts
Thu 21 Mar 2019
at 19:59
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"There are many libraries in Cairo, but several of them are privately held in various clubs, or by different historical societies or universities, which can generally be restrictive in their granting of access to non-students, especially foreigners. If you're looking for a research library, I would recommend the library at the Egyptian Museum, where you can find many primary sources and scholarly collections that delve into subjects at depth. If you seek something more casual, more for light reading or light surveys, there's the American University of Cairo," the concierge said, clearly accustomed to fielding this inquiry.
Dr. Leonardo Elias
 player, 763 posts
 Physician
 T 7/7 APP 12 SIZ 11
Fri 22 Mar 2019
at 01:52
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Leo nodded. "Excellent, thank you. Do you have a map of the city so that I can find the two libraries you mentioned?"
The Keeper
 GM, 1848 posts
Fri 22 Mar 2019
at 02:28
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The man shook his head.

"Cairo is very labyrinthine, good sir, but you should not need a map. Our advice for your safety is that you take a horse carriage - which we call here a Victoria or a kalesh, many of which are easily available and can be hailed anywhere in the streets. Your driver will be able to find all of these locations. If you do not speak Arabic, I will be more than happy to help you hail one and inform them of the locations that you wish to visit," he said, coming out from behind the desk, intent on helping to hail a carriage and give directions.

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Dr. Leonardo Elias
 player, 764 posts
 Physician
 T 7/7 APP 12 SIZ 11
Fri 22 Mar 2019
at 02:36
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Leo followed the concierge outside and then put his fingers into his mouth and whistled loudly. "Oi! Fredde! We need to take one of these horse carriages. They'll know how to get us where we need to go."
Fredde ten Boom
 player, 59 posts
 T 8/8
Fri 22 Mar 2019
at 12:43
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Fredde looks up from the saddle of her bike. She nods to Leo, flicks her cigarette into the street and saunters down to join him.

"Bike'd be faster."
Dr. Leonardo Elias
 player, 765 posts
 Physician
 T 7/7 APP 12 SIZ 11
Fri 22 Mar 2019
at 19:17
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Leo nodded. "It sure would be. If you know how to get the libraries through these labyrinthine...passageways."
The Keeper
 GM, 1851 posts
Fri 22 Mar 2019
at 19:22
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The concierge successfully hailed a kalesh as Leo and Fredde were talking, and quickly rattled off some information in Arabic, and the driver seemed to agree. The concierge then informed Leo of what the estimated costs would be to get to those destinations.

"These people, they do not speak English, but we get enough tourists that they can recognize the most prominent places that you want to go. You can say the name of the hotel, and they'll bring you here. If they don't know that, you can just say 'hotel,' and they'll likely either bring you back here or to the Semiramis," he said, pointing to another well appointed looking hotel across the street.

"Likewise, the terms 'American University' or 'Egyptian Museum' will get you where you need to go. Neither place are very far, and both should have staff capable of helping you if you feel that the drivers don't understand your intentions properly."
Dr. Leonardo Elias
 player, 766 posts
 Physician
 T 7/7 APP 12 SIZ 11
Fri 22 Mar 2019
at 19:29
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"Excellent, thank you." Leo passed an appropriate sum of money to the concierge for his aid then gestured for Fredde to take a seat first.

Leo then settled in. "Egyptian Museum, please."
Fredde ten Boom
 player, 60 posts
 T 8/8
Sat 23 Mar 2019
at 16:20
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Fredde settles into her seat with a heavy sigh, resigned to poking through the crowded streets at a snail's pace.

She intends to memorize their route so that she can carry the Doc back to his library, if needed.