Chapter 13a: Private Hospital with Dr. Magus.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 253 posts
 NPCs, location
Wed 3 Feb 2016
at 13:34
Chapter 13a: Private Hospital with Dr. Magus
The trip to the hospital was relatively painless. David's car, while it looked like a forgettable few year old Toyota, had something different under the hood. That car roared down the street like a muscle car on steroids.

At the private hospital, the doctor that Kat had seen earlier was waiting, when they got off the elevator. "Let's go to the examination room, so I can swab your claws. Any other hidden vectors that might be able to transmit this illness that you also haven't shared with us?" she asked with some annoyance.

"I realize that this is difficult for you, but we cannot help you, if you're not upfront with us."

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Jane Doe
 PC, 179 posts
 An adopted orphan
 turns into warrior woman
Mon 8 Feb 2016
at 13:39
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Jane excused herself from the trip to the hospital with the others and rushed off.
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 376 posts
Tue 9 Feb 2016
at 00:10
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"The main thing you have to worry about are my claws." she pops them out so he can see them. "I regenerate and my bones can't be broken. I also have an super human sense of smell. and I talk to cats, really. "
Dr. Danner
Wed 10 Feb 2016
at 14:04
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"You attack with the claws," she asked, as she swabbed them (and the surrounding tissue that they erupted out of). "Do you ever bite? And when the claws come out, it's usually just before you attack and they don't stay out for a long time?"

As she talked with Kat, she prepared the swabs for testing. "Are you going to wait for the tests to come back in a few hours or are you going to disappear again?"
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 377 posts
Thu 11 Feb 2016
at 00:08
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"Nothing against you but I hate sitting. I can't stand it and have to be out doing something. And yes, I just pop them out when I am attacking or opening a tin can. They can go through a lot. And no, I have never bitten anyone yet"
Dr. Danner
Thu 11 Feb 2016
at 12:43
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"Try to at least wait a bit. There's someone else coming to see you."
Dr. Magus
 The Dr. is in..., 1 post
Thu 11 Feb 2016
at 12:47
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Kat was all but climbing the walls in the 45 minutes it took before she about ready to walk out. She went downstairs to grab a snack or something. Sitting was driving her nuts. A tall man in a rumpled dark overcoat and scarf came down the hall munching on corn nuts. When she passed, her nose tingled and she sneezed. She never sneezed, not since she got her powers.

The guy turned and reached into his pocket and pulled out a packet of Hello, Kitty tissues. "Gesundheit."
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 378 posts
Thu 11 Feb 2016
at 23:38
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Kat takes one and grins "Thank you" she almost shivered. Was she loosing her powers?
Dr. Magus
 The Dr. is in..., 2 posts
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 00:21
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"Awful case of zombism there. Impressive that you seem to have arrested it at the point you have. May I assume that you're the patient I was asked to come and see?"
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 379 posts
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 01:56
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Kat shrugs "I don't know. who are you here to see. and who are you?" she says as she stands looking him over.
Dr. Magus
 The Dr. is in..., 3 posts
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 14:35
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"Pretty much bullshit, but you're young and I assume you haven't learned your manners," he said. "Take a deep breath and see what that tells you. It's not like your connection to the spirits of vengeance isn't being worn on your sleeve." He sounded annoyed.

Sniffing,  she sneezing again.
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 380 posts
Sat 13 Feb 2016
at 00:46
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She glared at him as she took a deep breath. He was annoying. She was in a bad mood and he was not helping.
Dr. Magus
 The Dr. is in..., 4 posts
Mon 15 Feb 2016
at 18:19
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He had one of those smug, punchable faces, but that didn't mean he wasn't right. "You ready to go back inside? Or should I head back to Salem? If you're going to waste my time, I have other problems that I can be dealing with right now."
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 381 posts
Mon 15 Feb 2016
at 20:39
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"OK, lets go so you can check me out" she turned and when back inside. She just wanted to get this over with.
Dr. Magus
 The Dr. is in..., 5 posts
Tue 16 Feb 2016
at 01:50
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"Excellent." He followed her inside, as she walked him back to the room where she had been examined before.

Dr. Danner and one of the nurses were surprised at a stranger in their private hospital, but David vouched for Magus.

Once inside the examination room, Magus closed the door. "We don't need to be disturbed." The door closed with the clank of a much different door.

"All right, up on the examination table. I need to get a look at your. Arms up and close your eyes." He moved around, looking and prodding at her.


As he examined her, he lectured. "There are two main types of zombies. Science zombies, which are pretty much reanimated corpses. Not all that infectious, though that doesn't mean that the new corpses can't be reanimated. The other type, the ones you were lucky enough to tangle with, are good old-fashioned black magic zombies. Infectious as well. And almost always killing anyone fool enough to let themselves get bit by them. The fact that you're still around is that your extra-planar entity... (Are you calling it a deity or a demon? I really hate using the wrong terminology and fucking with someone's preconceived bullshit view of what they've sold their soul to.) Anyway, it's doing its damnedest to keep you around long enough that you can't weasel out of your deal. The downside is that the bargain rate entity you're tied to can't fully remove the zombie curse, so you're stuck in a limbo between infected and not. It's like fighting aggressive spread cancer with chemo; your body is a battlefield and the best you can hope for is remission and not to be shitting yourself, when you lose. That's why David brought me in to see what I can do to help."
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 382 posts
Tue 16 Feb 2016
at 23:32
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Kat jumps up on the table and does as he says. She listens to him and thinks of her vow to the cat goddess.  "OK, so what do I do now then? How can I fight this more?"
Dr. Magus
 The Dr. is in..., 6 posts
Thu 18 Feb 2016
at 17:39
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"Sadly, you don't. At the moment, you're pretty much f*'ed in terms of what you can do. Me, I'm going to do a ritual to try to kick things up a notch. If it works, it'll help make you not infectious. Subsequent rituals will remove the curse, but you'll understand that the highest priority right now is stopping you from making any more little zombies."

Someone started knocking on the door.  The door didn't budge at all, as they tried the unlocked knob. Dr. Danner started to call out for Kat to let her in.

Magus rolled his eyes. "I said we weren't to be disturbed. That means you."

"But her results--"

"Yes, I know. She can turn people with her claws and her saliva. I understand the birds and bees of necromancers and zombies, even if you slept through that class."

"What?!"

"Leave us alone! We'll be out, when we're out," he snapped at the closed door before snapping his fingers and Kat could no longer hear anything from outside this room.

"Much better," Magus said, turning back to her. "Now we have a ritual to perform. Unfortunately, this location isn't sanctified, so it's not going to work as it is. Do you mind coming with me to my ritual space?"
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 383 posts
Thu 18 Feb 2016
at 22:38
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Kat looks at him "Ritual space? Is this a religious thing? I am just curious" she did wonder what happened but was not going to question him too much yet. How did he make it all quiet and stuff? "Sure, my bike or your ride, what ever it is"
Dr. Magus
 The Dr. is in..., 7 posts
Fri 19 Feb 2016
at 13:09
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"Think of it as an operating room for magic. You scrub it and make sure that there's no contaminants, before you do your work." He started for the door. "It's this way."  Magus pulled the door open, but instead of showing Dr. Danner or the hospital hallway, it led to a dark room. He gestured for Kat to go first.
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 384 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2016
at 00:55
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She took a sniff and walked into the room ready for anything, just in case.
Dr. Magus
 The Dr. is in..., 8 posts
Mon 22 Feb 2016
at 01:00
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Magus followed her into the room and with a snap of his fingers, the braziers that circled room flared to life, fire crackling as they bathed the room in torchlight. He closed the door behind them and Kat realized that they were in a circular stone room without doors. A tile and copper pentacle was on the stone floor. Above them, the braziers cast light that was swallowed in the darkness above them.

"Take a minute, get your bearings. Then we're going to need to get to work." He handed her a cold bottle of water, that she didn't see where it came from.
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 385 posts
Mon 22 Feb 2016
at 01:18
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Kat takes the water and starts drinking it. "So, where is this?" she asks as she tries to get her bearings.
Dr. Magus
 The Dr. is in..., 9 posts
Mon 22 Feb 2016
at 14:35
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"Neither here nor there," he said. "Try not to think about it and just concentrate on your breathing. Once you're feeling better. I need you to sit in the pentacle. Stay within the circle. I cannot stress that part enough. You may feel temperature extremes, smell things that are going to make you nauseous, and feel pain, but stay within the circle. Close your eye, if that helps."

Once she was settled, Magus started.
Katherine O'Connor
 PC, 386 posts
Mon 22 Feb 2016
at 23:31
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Kat sighs and sits in the circle and tries to relax as much as she can. She hates what ever is happening to her and can't understand what has happened.
Dr. Magus
 The Dr. is in..., 10 posts
Tue 23 Feb 2016
at 13:53
Chapter 13a: Private Hospital with Dr. Magus
He may have an abrasive bedside manner, but Magus didn't lie. As Magus chanted, Kat started to feel quite warm.  Magus walked around her and Kat could hear that he was doing some shuffling step that may have been a dance, as he changed in a language that she didn't understand.