Hoping for Peace, we wage war.   Posted by Amateratsu.Group: 0
Amateratsu
 GM, 118 posts
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 17:37
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
"Its in France" He tells showing her the position on the map.

"This operations going to be delicate, this Scion seems capable of hiding himself very effectively.
Romilda Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
 player, 23 posts
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 20:49
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
Romilda felt a lot better when they started to get to details. Since the guy was attacking people, it should be straightforward to get the information she wanted. She started to compile a list of dates, times, places and types of targets. She got names of survivors and the location of where they could be found. Romilda also made it clear that she'd need written orders and would have to check them back with headquarters: the invention of the telephone being one of those super powers that made even scions be impressed. She was still a little worried Tedrick might be an Allied Scion impersonator. She could pull that trick off, actually had a couple of times, so was pretty sure there were Allied Scions that could..

"Seems to me that if he's good at hiding, there is no point going looking for him. We already have the army doing that I assume. Instead I think we should try and either identify a target he might go for, or even make a tempting target... although not too tempting ... for him to go for" she commented to Korina. Her tone of voice and body language were such that she wasn't 'dictating' but looking for other ideas or ways to improve this one.

"I'm OK with languages. I'm a bit of linguist" her lips quirked "We can do 'good cop, bad cop'. I'll talk nicely and you can show them what that sword could do: that sort of thing speaks a universal language" 

OOC I don't need a list from the GM obviously, I only need to know that Romilda has a list of places, a list of names to go and visit, and written instructions which can be checked back at HQ. If you are happy with those, we could fast forwards to the next scene

I'll also be using 'takes one to know one' just on the off chance

Korina Sideris
 player, 16 posts
 After a few wrongs
 we'll see who's left
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 22:24
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
- "Hmm... Well my last name is Greek, that might help as it's fought the Axis..."

Korina rubbed her chin in thought, and turned to Romilda with a smirk on her face.

- "Miss Romilda, I assure you my tongue is sharper than my sword, and twice as deadly."
Romilda Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
 player, 24 posts
Wed 5 Oct 2016
at 06:54
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
"Just Romilda" Romilda said with a nod of acknowledgement. "Fought? ...  well perhaps... for some value of the word fought. I think 24 days of fighting aren't exactly awe inspiring" Romilda was seriously impressed by the Blitzkreig. The Thousand Year Reich was being formed quickly and efficiently, which she fully approved of. Long ugly battles like those of World War I were not good for either side "You have to admire Wilhelm's work, even if not the Italian's"

She paused a little in thought, reiterating her thoughts on how to approach this

"I think looking for him will take forever. We can probably pin him to 'within 25 miles of this place'" she tapped the map somewhere near the center of the sightings. "So that's around two thousand square miles. If he is a scion there is every chance that he doesn't need the normal food, drink and other sustenance that would mean he has to operate with the help of locals. I suggest we leave that task to the army... who knows they may flush him out...  and we work out either where he is going to attack, or set up an attractive thing for him to attack. For that to work of course we need to know more about him. What sort of targets does he preferentially go for?"



OOC In charge of the Battle of Greece  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_List.
Amateratsu
 GM, 119 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 06:04
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
sighs "I am ashamed to say this, but he seems to go for things he would seem to construe as oppression, in preference to all other targets, as hes singled out some corrupt soldiers to be slaughtered for... having their way with a young woman" shakes his head in sorrow and disgust

"Or another pair of soldiers who turned to looting"
 "I dont fault him for those cases, but he also sees the occupation itself as "Oppression" to a lesser extent, though hes using somewhat more restraint against the rest of it, simply ambushing patrols and letting anyone who wants flee while they can knowing it will further damage Germanys morale."

"From this we can gather he's a self styled liberator likely with a romanticized self image.

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Romilda Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
 player, 25 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 17:34
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
"Well he sounds like he is working for our side" Romilda said. "Glad to see he's picking the right sort of targets. I believe that our own fine SS would do exactly the same as he's done. Was it not our great Fuhrer himself who said 'As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.'.  I seem to recall that in his fantastic speech at the Reichstag in 1939 words that were... let me see ... '.. war will lose its terrible character of conflict waged against women and children and against noncombatants in general. A growing horror of certain methods of warfare will of its own accord lead to their abolition and thus they will become obsolete.' I cannot but think that if two soldiers couldn't keep their pricks inside their trousers then they are contributing to the very thing our fuhrer stated he finds abhorrent. And certainly any looters are breaking military law." she pursed her lips. "Are you absolutely certain this is an Allied Scion, I would expect far more scurrilous behaviour from those"

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Amateratsu
 GM, 120 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 17:40
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
nods "Yes I am quite sure, he is a self styled liberator, I dont deny his courage, or good motives, however misguided he may be"
Romilda Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
 player, 26 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 17:46
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
"If he is a 'liberator' why is he attacking those that our own military justice would deal with. As I see it he's just saving us effort. Surely we have more important goals. If all he's doing is attacking a few individuals who are actually weakening the war effort, then by definition he isn't a serious threat." her eyes narrowed in thought. Surely Tedric wasn't saying that he supported rape and looting? Saying it in a way that meant they should laugh along and support it too.

She shook her head "Certainly I care nothing for the life or death of rapists and looters. I care for how I can support the war effort. This sounds like an attempt by the Alliance to divert important resources over nothing. When he's done something serious... like attacked a strategically important site... then he might be worth chasing down"
Amateratsu
 GM, 121 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 19:43
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
"Hes taken out a patrol or two" he reminds her

"I mentioned the rapists and looters only for what it says about him. He's firm in his belief hes doing the right thing, and has a firm sense of morality I dont pretend hes evil, but Im afraid of what hes at work on in the long run."
Romilda Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
 player, 27 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 19:52
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
"No one gets up in the morning and thinks 'I will be evil today'" Romilda observed. "He may or may not be deeply moral. Such actions could be done by one calculating how to best get the support of the few locals who haven't yet embraced their destiny in our new thousand year Reich. One person's freedom fighter is another's Guerrilla." she sighed. It was blindingly obvious to her that this was a waste of time, but assuming Tedric actually had the authority to issue orders she'd follow them. After checking them of course

OOC Have I got the information I asked for in msg #23. Specifically a list of times and places, and written orders that we can check back at party headquarters thanks to the marvelous invention of the enigma machine

If we've got the data we can fast forwards to the next scene

Korina Sideris
 player, 17 posts
 After a few wrongs
 we'll see who's left
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 23:59
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
Korina tapped her chin in thought.

- "What bothers me is that this person is not simply fighting against the Reich like so many other revolutionaries, he is genuinely trying to make the Reich a better place. Going by his actions, i would say he would not mind living under the Reich as long as no actual oppression is taking place. I am half tempted to hire him myself."
Amateratsu
 GM, 122 posts
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 00:54
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
(OOC: yes he gets you dates and times along with Explicit written orders from head quarters, wanting "the unknown commando, who is disrupting our control in France "Dead or alive"
Romilda Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
 player, 28 posts
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 20:23
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
Romilda gave Tedric a thank you and took the orders. She herself was .. extremely .. good at faking orders, so she knew how little they were worth. Still they had times, dates and signatures, and she could check them with the Führersonderzug.

Korina's idea was a good one. She gave the prosecutor a thoughtful nod. "At the very least I suspect we can spin it so that he is actually an Axis 'hero' routing out corruption from our own ranks. That steers the goodwill he generates among the 'oppressed' back towards ourselves while dissuading behaviour the Führer would not approve of."

"Well thank you Mr Tedric. I think I will retire now. I wish you good luck in the future. Hail Hitler!"
she gave the salute to the other two and prepared to leave
Korina Sideris
 player, 18 posts
 After a few wrongs
 we'll see who's left
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 01:51
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
- "Not to mention, associating him with the Axis might make the Allies reluctant to involve themselves with him. A good plan."

Korina turned to Tedric.

- "I believe it would be wisest to disassociate ourselves with the Axis for the mission, and thus act as bait to lure him in. I believe spreading a rumor among the ill-disciplined that we carry something of value should suffice."
Romilda Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
 player, 29 posts
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 07:49
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
"Perhaps we could make it even sweeter for him" Romilda contemplated liking the way Korina thought and trying to build on the idea "We need a way to trigger his 'being a hero side'. Could we make it that we are carrying something, or some people, that he will feel obligated to rescue. He stepped in to save a rape victim. Perhaps he now feels a duty of care over her. If we were to her arrested by the gestapo and ship her 'back to head quarters for questioning' then perhaps he will be motivated to attack to save her."
Korina Sideris
 player, 19 posts
 After a few wrongs
 we'll see who's left
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 17:46
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
Korina shook her head.

- "If the Gestapo was anywhere competent they would have done so already, the girl saw this Scion we seek and they would not pass up the opportunity to learn more of who he is and what he looks like. It would explain how they knew her to be a rape victim."

She clicked her tongue for a moment, and continued.

- "No, it would be much more reliable if one of us were to be the victim."
Romilda Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
 player, 30 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 09:02
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
"We have no link to the enemy scion. There are many women currently being investigated by the Gestapo" distasteful but necessary "If it's one of us we will need to make it personal I think. I think we could see where the woman is. If she's been released, then it's easy. If she's still incarcerated, then we can perhaps arrange for a transfer"

Her lips pursed in thought "There is every chance the woman is fate bound to the scion. Especially if he was careless around her. At the very least I want to talk to her."

"Can you think of a way of making it personal for the scion? A way to differentiate us from the dozens or hundreds of other similar prisoner transfers?"
Romilda wasn't asking the question in a 'you are wrong way', she was asking it in the 'how can we make this work' way
Korina Sideris
 player, 20 posts
 After a few wrongs
 we'll see who's left
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 12:54
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
- "The best lies are often forged from truth."

Korina half-shrugged.

- "I'm a prosecutor. I am registered as such in official documents, so no forgery is necessary. We could claim i am to be arrested for being overly critical of transgressions made by the Reich's soldiers, and for ignoring orders to cease investigating some officer or another -- i am sure good Tedric would be able to provide an officer or two who has been suspected of illegal dealings, though whose friends are too powerful to allow for his arrest."
Romilda Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
 player, 31 posts
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 21:06
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
"Sound good, but why would he go for this when he hardly raises his head above the parapet?" Romilda asked "There are situations like that all the time, and he's done maybe half a dozen tiny attacks. Far from being the Scourge of the Axis he's more like the 'weeny archer'. I suspect we would have to make it so that there is a personal link, or perhaps something particularly attractive to him. We could try it anyway of course. For all we know the Fates will conspire to put him in our path, so it matters little what we do as we do something"

Korina Sideris
 player, 21 posts
 After a few wrongs
 we'll see who's left
Sun 16 Oct 2016
at 23:45
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
Korina smirked as Romilda stated her concerns.

- "Because we are Scions, tied together by more than just blood. He works alone, i believe he would find the unexpected lure of kindred quite irresistible."

She took a deep breath before turning to Tedric again.

- "But she makes a good point. Out of all the fronts, the battles and the various organized resistance movements throughout the Reich, you chose to go after one that works alone, striking down a handful of soldiers and disreputable ones at that. The choice of priorities is certainly... peculiar."

This message was last edited by the player at 23:46, Sun 16 Oct 2016.

Romilda Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
 player, 32 posts
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 17:16
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
Romilda didn't really get what Korina was talking about. The Scion wouldn't know they were scions themselves. But perhaps it would work out. She'd found in the fast that Fate played her mysterious way: especially with the scions of Asgard

"Well I think we the start of a simple plan. I think I am going to see what happened to the woman or women 'saved' by the scion. If they are around there is no doubt they can be a valuable asset. If they aren't let's follow your plan."

She looked at Tedric

"Thank you. I think we are done now. We'll keep in touch"


End of scene... at least for me... we should move to another one I think
Amateratsu
 GM, 123 posts
Thu 3 Nov 2016
at 02:27
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
(Indeed we should sorry got a little distracted)

he nods at that "I know it can be hard to fight one who acts with righteous intentions... but keep in mind some tragedys are neccessary"
Romilda Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
 player, 33 posts
Thu 3 Nov 2016
at 06:39
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
Romilda paused on her way outto respond to Tedrick's comment "I have to admit I don't find much guidance in 'what the right thing to do' from focusing on intentions and 'good' or bad'. Very few people wake up and thing 'today I am going to be evil', so no one really thinks they are bad.  I like keeping it simple 'them or us'. That simplifys things nicely."
Korina Sideris
 player, 22 posts
 After a few wrongs
 we'll see who's left
Wed 9 Nov 2016
at 11:25
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
Korina smirked in response.

- "To be fair, the law does not concern itself with what is being done, it just looks at how it was done. Not even the most depraved individual would see himself as evil, it's all points of view, personal considerations, nature versus nurture... I see it a lot in my line of work."
Amateratsu
 GM, 125 posts
Fri 9 Dec 2016
at 03:02
Re: Hoping for Peace, we wage war.
he nods "Not much of a Philosopher are we, fair enough"