Cairo III.   Posted by The Keeper.Group: 0
Karlheinz Bergmann
 NPC, 81 posts
 Fmr. Zeppelin Crewman
 Pilot/Navigator/Mechanic
Tue 13 Nov 2018
at 05:08
Re: Cairo III
In reply to Matthew 'Matt' Clancy (msg # 81):

"Nien, I do not think the beer here is any good. Unless it is imported! And to find that you would need to go to one of the finer Cairo hotels. Frenchy here... when he serves is drinkable. Barely. But it is at home where we should be drinking beer, yes?"
Matthew 'Matt' Clancy
 player, 12 posts
Wed 14 Nov 2018
at 18:50
Re: Cairo III
In reply to Karlheinz Bergmann (msg # 83):

"To be fair it's not the worst beer in Africa but it is still rotten. Anyway, as Chalky says, what's your bother and how can we help sort it?" Matt asks.
The Keeper
 GM, 1623 posts
 Tony Stroppa
Thu 15 Nov 2018
at 03:11
Re: Cairo III
In reply to Matthew 'Matt' Clancy (msg # 84):

Outside the lights of the lorry receded into the darkness, heading on its way to Suez. In the quiet Bathony could hear the drone of countless insects from the surrounding fields.

Inside, the weathered Turk barkeep poured beer and wine for the unexpected late-night customers.
John-Marc Falcon
 player, 950 posts
 Former Flt. Lt., RAF
 Aeronautical Pioneer
Fri 16 Nov 2018
at 05:03
Re: Cairo III
JM raised his beer to the toast.  "To new friends."  He made a face at the taste of the beer and laughed.  "Karlheinz, as usual you are quite right about the beer.  It's not worth the price though to go into those fancy hotels to get better though.  Besides, they tend to look down on mere beer drinkers."

He looked around at his two old friends and the one new one. "Well, it's a bit complicated." JM took a long pull on his beer. "We're hunting missing explorers and ancient artifacts.  A very important artifact has been stolen and the nutters are planning to use it in some kind of twisted ceremony.  We have to stop them and get the artifact back before they kill even more people.  I... we," he indicates the others at the bar.  "Need some help, some help that is good with guns and not afraid to mix it up."
Matthew 'Matt' Clancy
 player, 13 posts
Fri 16 Nov 2018
at 07:22
Re: Cairo III
In reply to John-Marc Falcon (msg # 86):

"Sounds like fun! I've been leading Chalky in to gun and knife fights since the war ended. Mostly accidentally. So where are we going first?" Matt doesn't seem at all peturbed by the threat of possible violence.
John-Marc Falcon
 player, 951 posts
 Former Flt. Lt., RAF
 Aeronautical Pioneer
Fri 16 Nov 2018
at 07:36
Re: Cairo III
JM laughed and raised his glass to Matt. "Another round of beer for everyone!"  He clashed his mug against Matt's.  "Well said Matt, I knew I could count on you.  We're headed up to one of the pyramids about 45 miles away across the river."
Andrew 'Chalky' White
 player, 11 posts
 ANZAC Horseman
 Short and stocky
Fri 16 Nov 2018
at 09:25
Re: Cairo III
"Brilliant!" Says Chalky, "a stoush!" He takes a sip and adds "are we going to fly or drive there? If you go across the sands there's little in the way of law out there, we might get jumped."
Cynthia Jane Holloway
 player, 1013 posts
 Dilettante
 Globetrotting Free Spirit
Fri 16 Nov 2018
at 16:34
Re: Cairo III
Cynthia interrupts when she can; "please understand, this isn't just a scuffle. The risk is... significant. Some of us will not return alive. I don't want to dissuade you. We need the help. But I want you to go in with your eyes open."
Matthew 'Matt' Clancy
 player, 14 posts
Fri 16 Nov 2018
at 19:14
Re: Cairo III
In reply to Cynthia Jane Holloway (msg # 90):

Matt shrugs "Not that I am unafraid of death or anything, but people have been trying to put bullets through my hide since 1917. So it all seems like a normal part of life now."
Count Sigismund Bathony
 player, 808 posts
 Antiquarian Book Dealer
 Owner Abingdon Rare Books
Fri 16 Nov 2018
at 19:39
Re: Cairo III

The Count listen to the others as they went back and forth, the rest of those in their group had outlined the plan well enough so he just "enjoyed" his drink. Winkling his nose at the aroma of the interesting beer he glanced over to Mr. Perkins who seemed to be unfazed by the brew in front of him.

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This message was last edited by the player at 21:34, Mon 19 Nov 2018.

John-Marc Falcon
 player, 952 posts
 Former Flt. Lt., RAF
 Aeronautical Pioneer
Mon 19 Nov 2018
at 03:08
Re: Cairo III
JM nods as Cynthia speaks up. "It's close enough to drive.  There aren't any landing sites nearby that would make sense and we'd still need a car to get us to the location."  He frowned.  "It's dangerous for sure and the cultists are insane.  They are so insane that some of the things that they do rival the worst horrors of the trenches."
Matthew 'Matt' Clancy
 player, 15 posts
Mon 19 Nov 2018
at 21:31
Re: Cairo III
In reply to John-Marc Falcon (msg # 93):

"Sounds like they need to be put down, like a rabid dog."
Cynthia Jane Holloway
 player, 1014 posts
 Dilettante
 Globetrotting Free Spirit
Mon 19 Nov 2018
at 22:29
Re: Cairo III
"Indeed. These people will not yield, and have lost all humanity. There is nothing left to do for them but to put them down.

"Do you,"
she nods to all the men at the table, "need to plan further, or can we set off immediately?"
Matthew 'Matt' Clancy
 player, 16 posts
Mon 19 Nov 2018
at 22:47
Re: Cairo III
In reply to Cynthia Jane Holloway (msg # 95):

"Me and Chalky need to get back to our lines and pick up our gear, I reckon we could head off as soon as, really."
John-Marc Falcon
 player, 953 posts
 Former Flt. Lt., RAF
 Aeronautical Pioneer
Tue 20 Nov 2018
at 05:31
Re: Cairo III
JM finished his beer. "Put down without mercy."  He rose.  "Let's be off then as time is not our friend here."
Andrew 'Chalky' White
 player, 12 posts
 ANZAC Horseman
 Short and stocky
Tue 20 Nov 2018
at 08:37
Re: Cairo III
"Rightyo!" Says Chalky, draining his beer. "Let's toddle along then. I'll pick up the old three oh three if it looks like there's going to be some biffo and a spare shirt." He slams the empty glass down on the bar and stands up to leave.
John-Marc Falcon
 player, 954 posts
 Former Flt. Lt., RAF
 Aeronautical Pioneer
Wed 21 Nov 2018
at 04:52
Re: Cairo III
JM nodded.  "Bring plenty of ammunition when you load up."
Matthew 'Matt' Clancy
 player, 18 posts
Wed 21 Nov 2018
at 18:44
Re: Cairo III
In reply to John-Marc Falcon (msg # 99):

Matt grins "I'll bring all I've got, I don't suppose we're going to be passing a gun store on the way to get a bit more?"
John-Marc Falcon
 player, 955 posts
 Former Flt. Lt., RAF
 Aeronautical Pioneer
Thu 22 Nov 2018
at 00:46
Re: Cairo III
JM chuckled. "The Brits have the modern weapons sewed up tight to keep the tribes from causing trouble.  We'll have to pull some strings in Cairo to get anything useful."
The Keeper
 GM, 1626 posts
 Tony Stroppa
Fri 23 Nov 2018
at 05:54
Re: Cairo III
From outside, Matt and Chalky could hear a lorry pull up in front of the bar. It seemed unlikely, it being midnight, that more airmen were arriving for a nightcap. It could be that more friends of JM and Karlheiz were arriving.
Andrew 'Chalky' White
 player, 14 posts
 ANZAC Horseman
 Short and stocky
Fri 23 Nov 2018
at 07:59
Re: Cairo III
"Huh," Says Chalky. "Another truck outside. I wonder who that is, all the flyboys are back in barracks by now."
Count Sigismund Bathony
 player, 810 posts
 Antiquarian Book Dealer
 Owner Abingdon Rare Books
Fri 23 Nov 2018
at 08:10
Re: Cairo III

As the others spoke of a truck arriving the Count rose from his chair and went to the window to check on who has come for a "beer" at this hour.


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John-Marc Falcon
 player, 956 posts
 Former Flt. Lt., RAF
 Aeronautical Pioneer
Sat 24 Nov 2018
at 07:00
Re: Cairo III
JM frowned. "That isn't right." He looked at his friends and companions.  "Get ready for trouble."  JM pulled his pistol out and moved toward the door.
Matthew 'Matt' Clancy
 player, 19 posts
Sat 24 Nov 2018
at 12:55
Re: Cairo III
In reply to John-Marc Falcon (msg # 105):

Matt stands and steps behind his chair, grasping it ready to club any would be attackers with.
Andrew 'Chalky' White
 player, 15 posts
 ANZAC Horseman
 Short and stocky
Sun 25 Nov 2018
at 11:45
Re: Cairo III
Chalky looks over at John-Marc and sees the gun. "So, we're not playing around here I see." He nods to himself and pulls out a .32 browning automatic and racks the slide. "Rightyo sport, let's get this done."

He heads over to the door and stands beside it, not giving anyone outside a target.