E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd.   Posted by DainXB - GM.Group: 0
DainXB - GM
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Fri 3 Apr 2015
at 00:02
E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Everyone:
The MIB provides you with transportation--a black "harbor patrol"-style vessel. Agent Kwai-Pun and Detective Jones confer with the pilot in the cabin, while a member of the crew scrambles to find clothes for Todd.

Todd:
Sizes seem to run a bit small in this part of the world; the blue uniform shirt (complete with epaulets) barely fastens across your chest. The pants fit a little better, as long as you don't try any deep knee-bends...

Everyone:
The trip across Victoria Harbor doesn't take long--it's amazing how much water traffic gets out of your way when you're in an official ship. Still, it's been a busy day; you're all feeling weirdly jet-lagged, and the sun is low behind you, casting your shadows far out across the water.

The ancient rock carvings are on the west side of the island, opposite the old fort that guarded the entrance to the harbor during the days of the last Emperors of China. The shore here is steep, almost a cliff. A narrow path with a railing switch-backs down from the top to a heavy plexiglass screen that protects the prehistoric carving from the weather. Beyond the screen, the path becomes a bridge, avoiding a treacherous cavern-like gap in the cliff-face.

[OOC: visual reference: http://www.heritage.gov.hk/en/...ngs/monuments_03.htm]

Detective Jones sticks his head out of the cabin. "Agent Kwai-Pun says that the Captain doesn't want to get any closer to shore--the water here isn't deep, and the rocks are dangerous."
Todd
 player, 381 posts
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Fri 3 Apr 2015
at 04:10
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
"I can jump it from here. How are the rest of you getting to shore?"

Todd's not very likeable when he's showing off...
Nereid
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Tue 7 Apr 2015
at 03:10
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
In reply to Todd (msg # 2):

Seems like I am in for another swim.
Amm-Fibian
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Fri 10 Apr 2015
at 04:52
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Amm-Fibian, glad to be out of his land suit, dives into the water.
Todd
 player, 382 posts
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Fri 10 Apr 2015
at 05:24
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
"Anybody need a lift?" Todd asks.

Edit: Nereid nods, and Todd picks her up, holds her in a safe position, jumps to shore.

I can retcon this if anybody does want Todd to carry them to the island.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:17, Sat 11 Apr 2015.

Nereid
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Fri 10 Apr 2015
at 19:38
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
In reply to Todd (msg # 5):

Hey, I'll take that lift...I have had enough exercise today.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1085 posts
Sat 11 Apr 2015
at 01:38
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Ian:
Out here on the edge of the harbor, the ocean tastes less like diesel fuel and more like... ocean. It's refreshing. Small fish dart around, hunting for evening insects lighting on the water's surface.

The boat captain was certainly correct about the seabed; jagged rocks jut upward in several places, any one of which could completely gut a surface vessel. A cooler current of water swirls toward the cavern-like undercut in the cliff face, just to the left of the spot Nereid pointed out as the location of the prehistoric carvings.

Todd, Nereid:
You land just above the upward switch-back of the walkway. The island is pretty barren; just grass and some shrubby trees, and exposed rocks covered with patches of lichen. The walkway is concrete, with handrails made of steel pipe--very solid. The setting sun glints off the thick Plexiglas plates below you that protect the ancient site.

Meanwhile, back on the boat:
Detective Smith grumbles. "Just once, maybe they'd think to take a radio..." He waves his arms in Nereid's direction. "If you can read my mind from over there, Agent Kwai-Pun says that there shouldn't be any tourists on the island after nightfall. The historic fort on the other side and the old Hung Shing Temple up the coast both close at dusk."
Todd
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 Determination: 2
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Sun 12 Apr 2015
at 01:45
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd lowers Nereid to her feet, and looks around.

"Seems harmless enough so far. Which way first?"