(Complete) Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off.   Posted by Aether.Group: 0
Prodigy
 player, 10 posts
Wed 29 Aug 2012
at 20:08
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
It was another morning and Prodigy was used to getting up, taking a nice hot shower and then making herself some breakfast.  But for some strange reason today she didn't feel like eating.

Hearing on the radio about how the new PEDA was nearly finished.  Why did the president have to worry so much about "Ethical and Moral values of the people", did he not have enough on his place and how would they determine those of mystical abilities. Would they give us our own moral value? she thought as she was brushing her hair.

Picking out a few pieces of her nicer clothing she dressed for the day. It was going to be a cold one and she didn't plan on freezing her tush off.  With heavy leather jacket and a nice wool sweater underneath would surely keep the chill off her.  But then again she could try to conjure up a spell that would keep her warm.

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Prodigy
 player, 15 posts
Mon 4 Feb 2013
at 00:29
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
She finished up brushing her hair and then proceed to head downstairs to see if her mother was going to question her on what she plans to do about college.  Her mother wanted her to go to Yale but her father was pushing her for the local colleges.  Prodigy was a well educated young girl and many would consider her a genius, but she liked to think of herself as a normal girl.

Walking down the steps she thought of what to do for the day but something caught her eye outside by the window.  A figure was standing there looking inside the house but then it just faded away. That alone made her gasp, but she knew know to alert her mother for it could only cause more problems.

"I'm going out she said as she walked to the front door.
Aether
 GM, 46 posts
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Mon 4 Feb 2013
at 23:37
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
In the mail slot Prodigy finds a small stack of mail. Several envelops addressed to her and her mother, but two of them have an incorrect address from across town. This has been going on for the last couple months. Every few weeks. Prodigy's mother has sent it back to the postal office with 'Wrong Address' scribed over them, but they still seem to come.

The address on the envelopes is to a clock shop on the other end of town. A Mr. Gone's Clockworks.

Also, the new library downtown is now open. It had been open for the last few days, but the first day was a private dedication, and the next day a private gala for VIPs and investors. One of the things you like best about it is that they have consolidated many of the libraries in the city's inner core into this one large one. It is rumored that this new library caters to alternative content by building an evening lounge on one of the below ground levels. It will be home to underground, alternative, and subculture content.

Today is one of the two days a week that the cities community college is having an open house. One of the letters that came today was addressed admail with a general invitation to residence of the city. The letter seemed iniquitous enough, except the page stapled to the back has a hand written schedule for the open house and a badly drawn map of the city showing how to get there.
Prodigy
 player, 17 posts
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 06:39
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
Wrapping herself tightly to keep the cold off her, but she knew it wasn't going to be that bad.  If she had to, she knew how to make the air around herself a bit warmer than normal.

"See you later mother. she said as she went out the door. It also seemed that she was given a great allowance for she liked to shop for things that was expensive.

Walking to the mailbox before getting into her car, she looked at the mail before driving off. I wonder why are we getting this mail. He never lived here and the addresses are completely different. she thought.  Placing the mail in her hand she walked over to the car but looked at the ones that had her name upon them.  She was glad to see that there was more info on the Library but she also was looking for her own invitation to some of the special events.

Backing her car up and heading out to work she thought of dropping the mail off to Mr. Gone's Clockworks seeing that it was in the same direction she was heading.

Once at the shop, she walked in and looked for the owner.  She wanted to know why his mail keeps ending up at her place.

"Hello, hello is anyone here? she asked.
Daniel Tammet
 player, 1 post
Wed 6 Feb 2013
at 05:28
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off

Looking around Prodigy sees all the various wall clocks, floor clocks and desk/counter top clocks scattered around. There doesn't seem to be a single item in the show room with a price tag on it.

The counter is covered in small, impulse buy, made-in-china trinkets.

From a door to the rear of the room a man in his late 40s, maybe early 50s walks into the room carrying a box. He eyes Prodigy and freezes in his place, staring at her.

After a moment he resumes his path to the counter and puts the box down, watching Prodigy carefully.

"Yes..? How can I help you?"
Prodigy
 player, 22 posts
 House Shaea
Wed 6 Feb 2013
at 05:41
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
Noticing the man stopping in his tracks and looking at her for a bit made her feel a bit uncomfortable.  But she had a mission and was going to see it through.

"Are you Mr. Clockworks ? she asked in a soft tone.

"Your mail keeps coming to my place and I was hoping that you could contact the Post Office and let them know that you don't live on the other side of town. she allowed her eyes to gaze around the room a bit more and then ending up on the man.

She wanted to focus her eyes on him as well to see if there was any mystical auras around here.

You rolled 3 successes using 5d10 with the World of Darkness 3rd ed system with a target of 6 ((9,2,10,4,9))
Daniel Gone
 player, 2 posts
Wed 6 Feb 2013
at 15:01
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off


"No..." he says, preoccupied with the envelopes.

He slowly walks around the side of the counter to Prodigy.

Looking around Prodigy sees cabinets behind the counter, filled with various clock related curios and collectable trinkets. Between the cabinets there is a wall covered with pictures of various people. Some with the shop keeper in them, either posing with his companions or hard at work with them.

A couple of the frames are deeper, containing various objects. One such frame contains a single letter envelope with the same markings, address and shape as one of the envelopes Prodigy has brought with her. The only difference is the color of the envelope, a faded brown off yellow color, adding many years to it's age.

The store keeper walks up to Prodigy.

"May I see them?"

"...uh, Mr. Gone." he adds.


"...please?"

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Prodigy
 player, 23 posts
 House Shaea
Wed 6 Feb 2013
at 16:22
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
She relaxed a bit more when she wasn't noticing much mystical auras in the area, but still don't mean that there will be some soon.

As he is walking closer she takes a step back for a moment. her eyes looking at the wall where a couple of the frames containing various objects. And one such frame contains a single letter envelope with the same markings, address and shape as one of in her hand.  At first she got a bit nervousness to see that he had one on his wall but then again if he was dangerous why would he post it.

Taking a deep breath she took a step toward him and handed him the letters.

"Can you tell me more about it.  It seems that they are more than just a letter that is accidentally being sent to my place.
Prodigy
 player, 25 posts
 House Shaea
Thu 7 Feb 2013
at 20:22
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
There was something that Mr. Gones wasn't telling her but he did know something about these letters.  If not then why would he have one framed.
Daniel Gone
 player, 3 posts
Fri 8 Feb 2013
at 01:42
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
Mr. Gone takes the envelope from Prodigy and looks it over briefly before sliding it into his inner jacket pocket.

"It's a...

Well, it's, one circle closing, and, another one opening."
he smiles at Prodigy, pausing for a second to watch her reaction before moving back behind the counter.

As he rounds it's corner, the bell to the front door rings and the door swings open.

A man in a gray trench coat and faded burgundy fess enters with a concerned look on his face.

Mr.Gone furrows his brow and holds up a hand to Prodigy. "Please...uh, just," this unsuccessful social pleasantry is cut short as he returns to the other side of the counter to greet the man.

The oddly dressed man stops a few feet short of the counter. Ruff! the man barks like a dog and gives Mr. Gone a half bow.

Meow... Mr.Gone replies.

"Calm down my friend, stop being paranoid." He takes a step closer to the man and quietly reassures him "They are after you; but you're in no immediate danger." Mr.Gones comment sends fear into the mans face and he goes a little pale. Mr.Gone takes the mans hand and discreetly places something in it. The man looks down into his hand and then back to Mr.Gone, he nods hurriedly and then leaves.

As Mr.Gone walks slowly back to the counter Prodigy hears a faint low electric hum in her ears. She can't quite place where it's coming from.  "I am sorry... He uh.. these people, completely..." his comment trails off as he searches for where their conversation was left off.

"Oh. Yes, the letter." He pulls it and looks it over. "It is kinda, weird hey." a warm smile shows for a moment and he giggles a little bit.

"Oh, yes. aaaaand. This was left for you." he hides away the letter and pulls from under the counter something wrapped in a deep purple velvet.
He places it down on the counter in front of Prodigy and points at it. "It a..."

he cocks his head and stares at it for a second. "It's."

"I don't know."

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Prodigy
 player, 26 posts
 House Shaea
Fri 8 Feb 2013
at 21:36
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
She kept quiet and watched the strange interaction between the two men.  But when she heard Mr. Gone speak of the man's future that only made her wonder more.  Was he tuned into the Sphere of Time or was he a Prophet.  Either way she waited there for his return and when he did she looked at him a bit more to wonder what was so special about him.

"Why would you use the word weird, life is full of surprises.  One must needs to know how to accept them.
her eyebrow arched when she was done saying that but still this was all a game that he was winning.

She looked at the counter something wrapped in a deep purple velvet. Another mystery unfolding and she seems to be just starting.

"I do have to wonder how many circles will be placed before me before I reach the end.

Taking the item she wanted to know what it was.  Slowly she unwrapped the cloth to see what was in her possession.
Aether
 GM, 71 posts
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Sat 9 Feb 2013
at 04:21
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
"Surprises, yes, indeed."


Unwrapping the velvet reveals a titanium fob watch, accented by brass designs. If Prodigy opens it she finds 4 hands and 4 dials. They represent milliseconds, seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years respectively.

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Prodigy
 player, 27 posts
 House Shaea
Sat 9 Feb 2013
at 08:48
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
She looked at it then at the man "Do you know who left this here for me? she asked and was in shock by the nice design.

She had no idea as to what it was really for or was capable of doing. She knew her mother didn't have nothing to do with this so who.  All the females of her family seemed to possess a strong knack for the Spheres but Prodigy was extra rare for she was awaken at a very young age like her own mother.
Daniel Gone
 player, 4 posts
Thu 14 Feb 2013
at 03:25
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
Prodigy's question takes a second to sink it, but eventually sparks a warm smile.

"Someone who I'm sure has your best interests at heart. That is a very fine watch."

He pulls back his sleeve showing 3 old worn out wrist watches, checks them and then disappears under the counter. He pops back up with a pad of paper and a pen.

"Here, if you'd like to thank them in person, they should be at...112 st..and, 83 ave. At, 4:13. This afternoon." he jots it all down as he speaks, taking care to print clearly. He hands Prodigy the paper and then checks his watches again. "I'll be closing up here soon, but you're more than welcome to come back. I'll be getting in some new things next thursday."

Prodigy's cell phone begins to vibrate.

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Prodigy
 player, 28 posts
 House Shaea
Thu 14 Feb 2013
at 04:22
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
She looked down at the watch again "It looks very expensive. her words were almost a whisper when they came out.  She didn't know who was that kind and knew her.

Listening to where she should go wasn't in the same direction she was heading but still this was starting to be more of a mystery to her.

When her phone vibrated she looked down to see who's number was showing .
Aether
 GM, 79 posts
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Sun 17 Feb 2013
at 16:25
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
Prodigy looks down at her phone and sees "Mum" on the screen.

TEXT: 'Habibti, I need to be heading to my appointment in a little bit. Would you be able to drive me to Whyte Ave? We would need extra time because of traffic. Stacy says they are redirecting traffic up 112 St.'

Holding the watch Prodigy feels the familiar feeling of prime coming off the watch.


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Prodigy
 player, 31 posts
 House Shaea
Sun 17 Feb 2013
at 17:53
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
Looking at the man "I will like to come back one day and talk more about things.  It seems that now is not the time and I have other things that needs to be taken care of.

It was good to meet you Mr. Gone.
wrapping the watch back up in the cloth and carefully putting it in her pocket.

Then she walked out and returned a text
TEXT: I will be on my way home and can drive you.  It will be a moment for me.

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Aether
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Sun 17 Feb 2013
at 18:59
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
Mr. Gone bows slightly and thanks Prodigy for visiting.

Prodigy walks down the street towards her car and getting closer she can see a parking enforcement officer near it. He is more or less ordinary and a somewhat handsome looking fellow with shoulder length hair, sitting on a bench smiling at her. As Prodigy approaches her car he tips his hat. "Hello there."

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Prodigy
 player, 32 posts
 House Shaea
Sun 17 Feb 2013
at 19:25
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
She looked at the man next to her car and gave him a nod of her head "Good day sir.  Just a tad bit too cold for this time of the year.  Wouldn't you agree? she asked to get his intake on the day.

Moving up to her car with her keys in hand she was prepared to quickly get in her car and get out of there and make a phone call to her mother.  But it seemed that this man was going to try to delay her somewhat.

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Aether
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Thu 28 Feb 2013
at 01:43
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
Prodigy gets in her car and heads off toward home.

Arriving she sees her mom standing in the door way.

Her mom gets in the car and it isn't long before they are heading toward downtown.

"Stacy says she heard something about an Orangutan running around outside near the University. It was stopping traffic and causing all sorts of commotion. She says it must have escaped from the University but I don't believe that, why would they have an Orangutan at the University? It doesn't make sense, but you know Stacy she believes anything she hears, she even reads those Anchorer magazines that are just full of garbage, just the other day she tried to convince me..." she goes on as she usually does, chatting with Prodigy.

Note: Anchorer is Enquirer but she got it wrong.

Marakash was easily one of the most intelligent people in the city and an accomplished Mage in her own right. But she was also a simple women, with simple interests. Stacy, an endearing sleeper who Marakash befriended years earlier always had her ear to the ground and was often a great source of information for Marakash. Especially when it came to staying informed about the social climate of Edmonton.

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Aether
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Sun 10 Mar 2013
at 02:03
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
"Prodigy, what is that you have."

Marakash stares at Prodigy with a serious look.

"What do you have Prodigy, show it to me. You know you can't hide things from me." She holds out her hand.
Prodigy
 player, 34 posts
 House Shaea
Sun 10 Mar 2013
at 14:44
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She was shocked that her mother was so demanding at seeing what she had in her pocket. What ever it was it must be strong enough to get her attention.  Looking at her mother. "It was a gift from someone. slowing pulling it out and making sure she was able to deal with the fact that she went to see a stranger without telling her mother.

"Mr. Gone said it was left for me at his shop.
Aether
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Sun 10 Mar 2013
at 16:50
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Marakash's eyes widen as she stares at it. She takes if from Prodigy, handling it liberally.

"This looks familiar, but I can not seem to place it."

"I can tell you this Habibti, you have a treasure here from out of time."

She looks it over and holds it in her hand for a second or two. "I would say about thirty five years."

She pulls a hand away and studies it and then looks to Prodigy. "Ars Vis, Prodigy."

She places it back in her palm, and Prodigy can see a pulse of prime come off the watch as it activates. The hands of the watch split and move at ever so slightly different rates.

"Prodigy, this watch shows you time. Time as it truly is, not restricted by our relative location."

Marakash had a knack for simplifying otherwise complicated concepts.

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Prodigy
 player, 35 posts
 House Shaea
Mon 11 Mar 2013
at 14:43
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
When the watch was back in her hands and she could feel it pulse she looked at it a bit more closely. "I don't know why someone would leave it for me.  I don't know Mr. Gone but he seemed to be a nice man.

He owns a clock shop downtown.  Have you ever been there before, mother?


Once they were in the car she started to drive off in the direction her mother needed to be let off, plus she wanted to stop at a certain location to thank someone.  Or at lease to find out who they are.
Aether
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Tue 12 Mar 2013
at 04:41
Re: Prelude: Prodigy - The Alarm Goes Off
About 10 minutes away from Prodigy's destination the watch starts up and some of the dials start moving about. It happens for only a few moments and then goes back to normal.

A strong sense of deja vu washes over Prodigy.

"Prodigy, have we been to this clinic before? I am fairly certain I have been to this clinic before, but I can not recall when.

So odd."

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