Cairo III.   Posted by The Keeper.Group: 0
Cynthia Jane Holloway
 player, 1015 posts
 Dilettante
 Globetrotting Free Spirit
Mon 26 Nov 2018
at 01:14
Re: Cairo III
Somehow Cynthia did not think to bring a shotgun to the bar, so instead she will search for cover, scooting down by the floor and behind furniture if it looks like combat is likely.
Mehmet
Mon 26 Nov 2018
at 12:38
Re: Cairo III
In reply to Cynthia Jane Holloway (msg # 108):

Mehmet the Turkish bartender looked up from his cleaning, and noting the time on the wall clock, said, "midnight, very late for guests."

Noticing the appearance of firearms, he asked, "is there trouble? Perhaps bandits? I can lock the doors. Then you can continue to drink with your friends."
He started to come out from behind the bar, getting his keys ready.

A "lock-in" like this was something that those who'd lived in Britain (like JM) were probably familiar with. This almost amounted to the same thing!

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:43, Mon 26 Nov 2018.

John-Marc Falcon
 player, 960 posts
 Former Flt. Lt., RAF
 Aeronautical Pioneer
Tue 27 Nov 2018
at 05:08
Re: Cairo III
JM nodded to Mehmet.  "Only evil is aboard at this time of the night."
Matthew 'Matt' Clancy
 player, 21 posts
Tue 27 Nov 2018
at 18:54
Re: Cairo III
In reply to John-Marc Falcon (msg # 110):

"That's very harsh, the RAF aren't really evil, they're just a bit wayward."
John-Marc Falcon
 player, 961 posts
 Former Flt. Lt., RAF
 Aeronautical Pioneer
Wed 28 Nov 2018
at 04:03
Re: Cairo III
Despite the tension JM chuckled.  "Bloody RAF will drink you out of house and home and steal all the women.  Now that I call evil."
Mehmet
Thu 29 Nov 2018
at 10:49
Re: Cairo III
In reply to John-Marc Falcon (msg # 112):

The barkeep laughed at this and, taking out a ring of keys stepped around from the side of the bar and moved to the front door. As he was reaching to lock it, the door was pulled open from outside.

"Sorry, we're closed... AAIIEEEE!"

This message was last edited by the GM at 10:49, Thu 29 Nov 2018.

The Keeper
 GM, 1630 posts
 Tony Stroppa
Thu 29 Nov 2018
at 10:49
Re: Cairo III
In reply to Mehmet (msg # 113):

A scimitar, swung overhand from someone outside, buried itself halfway deep in Mehmet's head like someone splitting a melon. The man stood there for an instant, making surprised choking sounds, then collapsed. The scimitar was withdrawn with a jerk and a screaming man charged in waving the bloody blade. Behind him several other men crowded through the door. Half were armed with pistols, the other half with scimitars.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:56, Thu 06 Dec 2018.

Matthew 'Matt' Clancy
 player, 22 posts
Thu 29 Nov 2018
at 19:19
Re: Cairo III
In reply to The Keeper (msg # 114):

"Not RAF then." Matt say sardonically. He steps forward towards the machete wielder, swinging the chair with all his might.

Matthew 'Matt' Clancy rolled 58 using 1d100 with rolls of 58.  Using chair as a club (25% as a base.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:25, Fri 30 Nov 2018.

George Perkins
 NPC, 146 posts
 Catalogue Agent
 Abingdon Rare Books
Fri 30 Nov 2018
at 03:20
Re: Cairo III

George had been enjoying his beer and was about to get another when the vehicle outside became a cause for concern. He withdraws his browning from its holster inside his jacket as he turns one of the tables on its side facing the door. It had been a bloody day in more ways then one why should the evening be any different.

When the door swung open and the chap with the sword appeared Mr. Perkins aimed behind him and fired on anyone else armed with a pistol.

George Perkins rolled 69 using 1d100 with rolls of 69.  Handgun = 67%. FN Model 1910 .380 ACP.


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This message was last edited by the player at 05:59, Fri 30 Nov 2018.

John-Marc Falcon
 player, 964 posts
 Former Flt. Lt., RAF
 Aeronautical Pioneer
Fri 30 Nov 2018
at 05:45
Re: Cairo III
With his big Webely already out JM took aim and fired at the second man standing in the door to avoid hitting Matt who had moved up with a chair.


22:02, Today: John-Marc Falcon rolled 70 using 1d100 with rolls of 70.  Shoot [65%].

This message was last edited by the player at 06:03, Fri 30 Nov 2018.

Count Sigismund Bathony
 player, 812 posts
 Antiquarian Book Dealer
 Owner Abingdon Rare Books
Fri 30 Nov 2018
at 07:03
Re: Cairo III

The Count had already risen and was at the wall as Mehmet met his untimely fate. Stepping off to the side Bathony tried to use the now open door as cover as he placed the muzzle of his New Service revolver between the gap made by the door and the wall.

Pulling the trigger as the enemy surged through the door.

Count Sigismund Bathony rolled 4 using 1d100 with rolls of 4.  Handgun = 70%. Colt New Service .455 Revolver.


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Andrew 'Chalky' White
 player, 19 posts
 ANZAC Horseman
 Short and stocky
Fri 30 Nov 2018
at 09:54
Re: Cairo III
Chalky is right at the door when Mehmet is foully murdered. His face darkens with fury and he shouts "you bastard! Take that! And that! And that!" As he fires the browning into the murderer's body.
Cynthia Jane Holloway
 player, 1016 posts
 Dilettante
 Globetrotting Free Spirit
Mon 3 Dec 2018
at 16:05
Re: Cairo III
Cynthia hurries behind the bar, hoping desperately the bartender, like so many in New York, kept a scatter gun under the bar, or at least a very large knife. She will also grab a book of matches or lighter, seeing as she's now next to stacks and stacks of flammable bottles.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:06, Mon 03 Dec 2018.

The Keeper
 GM, 1641 posts
 Tony Stroppa
Thu 6 Dec 2018
at 05:24
Re: Cairo III
There was a fusilade of shots at the surging attackers! Most bullets hit the roughly painted board walls to the either side of the door. Close missed but still misses, nonetheless. The scimitar-wielder grunted as a bullet from Chalky struck home in his sweaty bared chest and he toppled forward to the floor, bleeding.

Aside from the scimitar-wielding man, there were two more wielding swords and two each with pistols. All were yelling in Arabic. The two with swords advanced on Matt to attack him while the two men with pistols stood in front of the door and shot at the opposing gunmen.

Cynthia didn't find anything under the crude bar save more bottles, cleaning supplies and a wooden box of rags.

Keeper's Note: My mistake, the cultists are wielding scimitars, not machetes!

First shots are resolved. JM, Bathony and Perkins have all made their attacks for the turn. Technically, I suppose they can now all move and melee!

Chalky has made his first attack and now makes his second but has already rolled (and has already rolled for his third as well.) Cynthia can move and attack as well.

Matt needs to make his attack roll.

Matthew 'Matt' Clancy
 player, 23 posts
Thu 6 Dec 2018
at 16:28
Re: Cairo III
In reply to The Keeper (msg # 121):

Matt swings the chair again at the advancing cultist attempting to knock him out.

Matthew 'Matt' Clancy rolled 33 using 1d100 with rolls of 33.  Using chair as a club (25% as a base.

If he survives until the next round he'll go for his knife.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:05, Fri 07 Dec 2018.

Count Sigismund Bathony
 player, 813 posts
 Antiquarian Book Dealer
 Owner Abingdon Rare Books
Thu 6 Dec 2018
at 22:00
Re: Cairo III

The Count concentrated his fire on the buggers with pistols firing again as soon as he had one under his sights.

Count Sigismund Bathony rolled 63 using 1d100 with rolls of 63.  Handgun = 70%.


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George Perkins
 NPC, 147 posts
 Catalogue Agent
 Abingdon Rare Books
Thu 6 Dec 2018
at 22:02
Re: Cairo III

From behind the cover of the upturned table Mr. Perkins made sure to target the nearest combatant that was not engaged with someone else in a hand to hand struggle.

George knew he had fluffed his shot finding using the cover difficult and getting accurate fire impossible.


George Perkins rolled 83 using 1d100 with rolls of 83. Handgun = 67%.
George Perkins rolled 26 using 1d100 with rolls of 26.  Handgun = 67%.
George Perkins rolled 86 using 1d100 with rolls of 86.  Handgun = 67%


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This message was last edited by the player at 09:17, Mon 10 Dec 2018.

Cynthia Jane Holloway
 player, 1019 posts
 Dilettante
 Globetrotting Free Spirit
Fri 7 Dec 2018
at 15:50
Re: Cairo III
Finding nothing helpful except alcohol and rags, Cynthia improvises, grabbing up an armful of the bottles and throwing them as hard as she can at those with the guns. She doesn't anticipate they will seriously hurt anyone, but the dreadful noise and mess and a lucky knock may at least draw their attention away from her friends.

Cynthia Jane Holloway rolled 39 using 1d100 (out of 25; miss)
Andrew 'Chalky' White
 player, 24 posts
 ANZAC Horseman
 Short and stocky
Tue 11 Dec 2018
at 13:11
Re: Cairo III
Just like in the trench-fighting at Gallipoli, Chalky has no time to take stock and think. He opens up another murderous salvo into another attacker, trying to force them back with the sheer fury of his fire.
The Keeper
 GM, 1648 posts
 Tony Stroppa
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 11:15
Re: Cairo III
The two pistol-wielding men split up, one moving to the left of the door and firing his revolver at Andrew and the other moving to the right around the door, firing at Bathony. Both missed. Keeper's Note: I got a little ahead of myself. The two swordsmen went after Matt, as he was closest to the door. With a cry they swung their wicked curved scimitars but one hacked into the table and the other couldn't get a proper swing in. The one struck in the chest by Chalky slid to the wooden planked floor.

Bathony, Perkins and Chalky fired again. Bathony's round struck the gunman in front of him in the head and the man collapsed immediately, spraying gore from the back of his turbaned head. The other bullets missed their mark, but Chalky fired once more, striking the remaining gunman in the chest. He clutched the wound, dropped his pistol, and staggered, tripping over a chair. The last two cultists dropped their scimitars and drew wicked-looking clubs (that those who've fought the cultists in England recognise as the signature weapon of the Black Brotherhood). These solid black cudgels had a spike protruding from their head, and they got ready make short work of Matt!

Keeper's Note: New turn, and gun-wielders make their first gun attacks on the two surviving cultists. These will be the only shots from Bathony and Perkins. Then we start the second round and Matt then makes his attack, along with Chalky (who's pistol has a RoF of 3). The cultists go after them in the second round. Be aware that Matt is now in the line of fire! Chalky will make a third attack at the end of the turn.
Matthew 'Matt' Clancy
 player, 25 posts
Mon 17 Dec 2018
at 19:42
Re: Cairo III
In reply to The Keeper (msg # 127):

Matt drops the chair and grabs the big knife from his waist. Taking a swing he attempts to stab the nearest cudgel wielding cultist.

Matthew 'Matt' Clancy rolled 41 using 1d100 with rolls of 41.  Bolo knife attack (52%).
Matthew 'Matt' Clancy rolled 8 using 2d4+2 with rolls of 3,3.  Bolo knife damage.
Matthew 'Matt' Clancy rolled 7 using 1d20 with rolls of 7.  Hit location.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:46, Mon 17 Dec 2018.

Count Sigismund Bathony
 player, 816 posts
 Antiquarian Book Dealer
 Owner Abingdon Rare Books
Thu 20 Dec 2018
at 02:42
Re: Cairo III

The Count watches the man drop in front of him as he tracks one of the remaining cultists and fires on the man as soon as the bead of his front sight is obscured by the mans form.

Seeing the man hit the Count looks for another target or trains his gun lower to finish the man off.

Count Sigismund Bathony rolled 4 using 1d100 with rolls of 4.  Handgun = 70%.

Count Sigismund Bathony rolled 8 using 1d10+2 with rolls of 6.  Damage .455 Mk.III.
Count Sigismund Bathony rolled 14 using 1d20 with rolls of 14.  Location.

George Perkins
 NPC, 150 posts
 Catalogue Agent
 Abingdon Rare Books
Thu 20 Dec 2018
at 02:49
Re: Cairo III

George expected his cover to adsorb a few hits but that seems to be redundant as he catches a glimpse of clubs being drawn. He then draws a bead of his Browning on the first cultist and fires on the man.

George Perkins rolled 75 using 1d100 with rolls of 75.  Handgun = 67%.
George Perkins rolled 76 using 1d100 with rolls of 76.  Handgun = 67%.
George Perkins rolled 60 using 1d100 with rolls of 60.  Handgun = 67%.

George Perkins rolled 6 using 1d8 with rolls of 6.  Damage.
George Perkins rolled 15 using 1d20 with rolls of 15.  Location.

John-Marc Falcon
 player, 971 posts
 Former Flt. Lt., RAF
 Aeronautical Pioneer
Thu 20 Dec 2018
at 03:14
Re: Cairo III
Not wishing to hit Matt JM moved a bit to the side and fired at the nearest sword waving cultist.

19:13, Today: John-Marc Falcon rolled 4 using 1d10+2 with rolls of 2.  Damage.
18:58, Today: John-Marc Falcon rolled 11 using 1d20 with rolls of 11.  Location.
18:57, Today: John-Marc Falcon rolled 49 using 1d100 with rolls of 49.  Fire Pistol [65].

The Keeper
 GM, 1652 posts
 Tony Stroppa
Thu 27 Dec 2018
at 21:34
Re: Cairo III
In reply to John-Marc Falcon (msg # 131):

Drawing his well-used and wickedly sharp Bolo knife, Matt successfully faked out the cultist to his right who tried to parry the blow using his spiked club. Like it magically possessed a mind of its own the Bolo knife reversed direction in a flash, slashing backhand across the man's black silk sash and the bare abdomen beneath it. The man's eyes widened in shock and horror as he dropped his club, shrieked, and grabbed at his belly to prevent its contents spilling out. Those eyes then rolled up as he collapsed forward down to the reed-covered barroom floor.

Chalky held his fire, realising how close Matt was to the other Cultist. The others showed no such restraint. There was a fusillade of gunshots from behind the bar in Matt's direction, as it seemed like the fucking Crackers were shooting at him! But no, the bullets were targeting the other cultist. Several bullets struck around both but missing as the Cultist tried to hide behind Matt, but one finally struck the other cultist in the chest. He dropped his club and staggered back into the wall beside the door, sliding down it. More bullets struck harmlessly around him along the way, showering Matt with wood splinters but thankfully nothing more deadly.

Suddenly Matt was the only man left standing by the door. Surrounded by bullet holes with a half-dozen bodies lying at his feet, some dead, some on their way there.

Keeper's Note: There are no standing targets. Only a couple Cultists are actually dead but all are down and those that are alive will not be for long as they bleed out.