A prince in exile.   Posted by Amateratsu.Group: 0
Amateratsu
 GM, 60 posts
Sat 19 Oct 2013
at 14:46
A prince in exile
You have been in japan, only a month at this point, but have allready found a friend or two.

Currently you've been invited over to some majors hourse, his son has just graduated from The navy academy, and has decided to come home for a Sending off party, before reporting for his first Assignment.

Though ostensibly celebratory, Their seems to be an invisible gray cloud surrounding things, likely based on the fact, that he most likely will NOT see his parents again.
Albrecht von u. zu Leoburg
 player, 1 post
Sun 20 Oct 2013
at 22:04
Re: A prince in exile
Albrecht's grey Wehrmacht uniform stood out like a sore thumb amongst the japanese dress uniforms, and his solid germanic stature and appearance also stood out amongst the sea of Japanese faces.

That being said, he was a guest, was a warrior of noble birth - even if of gaijin nobility - and, most importantly of all, he was well versed in the local etiquette and respected it.

As he talked with the young officer in whose honor this party was thrown - giving whatever advice and reassurance he could give - he wondered when it would be his turn to see action. He had yet to face battle since his arrival, and it was starting to feel like a young wait. War was in his blood and in his heritage. He was a born warrior, yet he was expected to be a soldier.


+++ Idle Thought of the Day +++
Since supernatural beings are fatebound to the description of any of their personas, what would happen if a cunning god-spawn rechristned Fenris into Moon Moon?

Amateratsu
 GM, 61 posts
Sun 27 Oct 2013
at 06:49
Re: A prince in exile
They toast his good health he bows to you.

clearly aware of his doom but bearing it with suprising stoicism.


You hear 2 of the people across the table chattering.

"Ive heard theirs been some mysterious disappearances recently... on the edge of town..."


"Heard about it hard to believe the police arent doing anything." The reply says disbelievingly


"Alas, the police are understaffed what with the war, and conscription going on so easier to advice people to stay away but what could be going on there"

(OOC: I dont know... Could ask this on White wolfs scion board.
Albrecht von u. zu Leoburg
 player, 2 posts
Sun 27 Oct 2013
at 17:45
Re: A prince in exile
At the mention of mysterious disappearances Albrecht's attention immediately focused on the conversation across the table. It could be nothing, but seeing how HE was here and HE overheard the conversation perfectly clearly. Fate was an avid fan of Chekhov's literary principles when it came to messing with the life of scions in his experience - when a scion encountered such things, they were usually weren't wild goose chases unless the likes of Loki were involve.

Albrecht was a scion, and dealing with such problems was an essential part of a scion's life, and had been since times immemorial. Alongside warfare.

"I am sorry for intruding in your conversation, but disappearances like these must be looked into without delay. If it wouldn't bother you to rely on a gaijin like myself, I would be more than happy to do so for you."

OOC : that was just a hilarious mental image I wanted to share.
Amateratsu
 GM, 62 posts
Sat 2 Nov 2013
at 19:07
Re: A prince in exile
They pause "Your but one man... A well decorated soldier to be sure... but what if you find yourself out numbered Probaly a gang of madmen out there" they say with concern.

They do , grudgingly give you the address.
Albrecht von u. zu Leoburg
 player, 3 posts
Wed 6 Nov 2013
at 17:33
Re: A prince in exile
Albrecht's only reaction to the suggestion that he might be in danger was an amused smirk. Oh, he would probably encounter trouble, but a few madmen wouldn't be any danger to him.

"Don't worry, I'm tougher than I look, I should be fine. I'll begin my investigation with the first rays of dawn."

Although he would also bring a powerful flashlight just in case his investigation strecthed beyong dusk, or he had to investigate a cave or subterranean structure of some description.
Amateratsu
 GM, 63 posts
Sat 9 Nov 2013
at 07:47
Re: A prince in exile
nods "Then may your god whatever god you believe in go with you" he bows.

a bunch of things finish and the salute the young sailor as hes sent off...


Well at the edge of town their are several abandoned buldings... and it does seem most people are trying NOT to go too close at this point.
Albrecht von u. zu Leoburg
 player, 4 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2013
at 11:53
Re: A prince in exile
OOC : Sorry for the lack of activty during the last two weeks.

Although keeping his weapons still sheathed, Albrecht had dropped his usual peaceful fašade and projected the cold determination of a warrior ready to kill at the drop of a coin should the need arise.

The metal heel and hobnailed soles of his polished marching boots made a harsh and regular sound as he marched forward without hesitation, determined to scour every nook and cranny of the area in the quest to resolve this mystery.
Amateratsu
 GM, 64 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2013
at 13:09
Re: A prince in exile
You hear uncomfortable noises after a bit.. mixed with the slightest bit of LAUGHTER in the distance.

After a bit of searching you do find one or two human bones, with what look like toothmarks on them... care to continue onward?
Albrecht von u. zu Leoburg
 player, 5 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2013
at 13:32
Re: A prince in exile
Drawing his sword, Albrecht squated to examine the human bones in detail, in order to try to get more information on the tooth marks. With the local folklore there could be Oni or a whole array of Yokai about. With his luck and ichor, there could be fenrir-spawn prowling in the region.

And then of course there was always the possibility of humans or human-like creatures beying behind all this.

One thing was sure, the son of Wotan was ready to activate his entire defensive arsenal at the slightest hint of attack.
Amateratsu
 GM, 65 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2013
at 13:43
Re: A prince in exile
Well a group of 4 men come out of hiding suddenly when you continue looking "What luck!" one exclaims "Usualy we have to go hunting for tribute to our master... now put down the sword mister... and we'll take you to him... and this will all be over with in a few minutes... yeah you'll die... but it wont be as much pain as if we had to drag you" he sneers

Their youths... and your reasonably sure of them being berserks from their attitude and demeanor
Albrecht von u. zu Leoburg
 player, 6 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2013
at 16:03
Re: A prince in exile
Four jotun thralls? That was a substantial force to overcome... For an inexperienced Scion. For a seasoned Scion-killer the eitr enhanced youths should be a formality... Assuming he was careful and there was no hidden danger.

Had he been a regular military officers the four thralls would have likely overcome him, but through such a direct approach one or two of them might haven sustained serious wounds, or even died. But then eitr did have a tendency to dampen the intellect of those it affecte.

Albrecht sighed saddly as he recognized that the four were probably beyond all salvation. Besides, they had their hands in the death of several people - and presumably cannibalism. Death was their only fate. Although he might keep one alive long enough to acquire some information on their master.

"I'm sorry, but I must break you."

One eyeblink the German Oberst was standing in front of the thralls, then in a blur of motion he broke out in a charge at a speed even a cheetah couldn't match. But a fraction of a second before hitting the four, Albrecht lept up, flying over the four and landing on top of the building the four had hidden behind.

As they looked up, the scion of Odin ran down the wall in a defiance to all the laws of physics and logic, his blade bearing down on the one foolish enough to declare that they would kill him, ready to follow up that blow with a second, either against his first target should it survive or the nearest other Thrall.

In short, I activate Fast as Thought, Dash forward, and as part of a stunt attempt, jump on top of the building(Albrecht can jump ten yards up and then yards far), plus he has The Crowd Goes Wild, so he's a master when it comes to every athletic action. Then, Fast as Thought allows you run up(and therefore, logically, down) up to (legend*5 yards), which Albrecht does after his DV has refreshed.

After that, there is a bog standard double melee attack.
Total Defense penalty : -4, meaning that his Dodge DV is 6 and his Parry DV is 5.
16:56, Today: Albrecht von u. zu Leoburg rolled 50 using 9d10 with rolls of 3,9,9,7,4,8,3,5,2. First Attack.
Four Successes +4 for Epic Dexterity = 8 Successes
16:56, Today: Albrecht von u. zu Leoburg rolled 25 using 5d10 with rolls of 7,9,1,5,3. Second Attack.
Two Successes + 4 for Epic Dexterity = 6 Successes

Assuming they follow the Thug template, they should have a DV of 3 maximum, but I'll wait for you to confirm that and give me their lethal soak.

Amateratsu
 GM, 67 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2013
at 16:48
Re: A prince in exile
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Albrecht von u. zu Leoburg
 player, 7 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2013
at 19:10
Re: A prince in exile
PM :

As he reached the bottom of the wall, Albrecht's blade struck down, cleaving his target from head to toe, the eitr tainted blood staining his uniform. And here he had become thankful for the ability to bring his uniform to dry cleaning without getting funny looks from the quartermaster. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.

As he thought about that, his blade in an alber guard, he lashed out towards a second thrall, the false(back) edge of the longsword neatly slicing through the youth's stomach, letting his guts spill forward in a disgusting sound.
Amateratsu
 GM, 68 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2013
at 19:42
Re: A prince in exile
Other two are startled appearently so long used to taking slaves so casually. They try to attack you but neither gets close to landing a hit on you.

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Albrecht von u. zu Leoburg
 player, 8 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2013
at 21:12
Re: A prince in exile
Avoiding the incompetent assaults of the two remaining thugs with ease, Albrecht strikes one thrall with a bone-shattering blow to the left knee, before casually taking a step closer to the last one, bringing his raised sword straight against its throat before slicing deeply with a sharp tug, causing him to collapse as blood spewed from his cut carotid artery.

Although the last two thralls were still standing, they were so banged up that the fight was a done deal and he set his mind to interrogating them. To that effect he would play up the intimidation factor to its utmost. Therefore he began whistling a song as he casually walked to the one slowly emptying itself of its blood and began cleaning his blade on the man's clothes before sheathing it.

He then kicked the one with the wounded knee in said knee before bringing the other one to the ground with a sharp tug on his spilled intestines.

"I will be short and concise for both your benefit. If you want to live past the next minute you will tell me what I want to know, when I want to know it and leave nothing out. Have I been understood?"

Letting them live was not something that really was on the table. Granted, it was possible to cure a thrall once the Jotun(or in this case, probably an Oni) that had bound him was dead. But even then it would a long and complex work to heal the titanspawn influence and letting a thrall live without him undergoing that process was nothing short of criminal, so he probably wouldn't bother.
Amateratsu
 GM, 69 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2013
at 21:43
Re: A prince in exile
One snarls "Go ahead and kill me, you will soon find that master Mikaboshi will soon conquer all and call on the gods to acount for their Perdify and treason!"

the other

"Yes I understand... what do you want to know?"

Then before you can ask...

"Hes got horns and blue skin... he made me drink his blood, ive felt slow, but strong ever since then... I bring anyone I can find to him in exchange I get to live... I dont like doing it but dont have that much choice." He gushes out.
Albrecht von u. zu Leoburg
 player, 9 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2013
at 22:18
Re: A prince in exile
Kicking the uncooperative one in its wound, the Aesir scion focused on the cooperative one.

"Ah, so as I suspected, an upstart Oni has decided to take advantage of the fact that the Gods are at war with each other. Tell me, where can I find your master and what does he plan?"
Amateratsu
 GM, 70 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2013
at 22:38
Re: A prince in exile
gives directions to his master then says "He plans to eat people to attract a few more thralls, and MAYBE to find a mate somewhere and begin breeding... but he doesnt PLAN anything more complex then that, honest!?" He swears and he seems to be telling the truth.
Albrecht von u. zu Leoburg
 player, 10 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2013
at 23:24
Re: A prince in exile
Albrecht checked his watch at this point.

"Well, the minute is almost up."

Without further commentary Albrecht drew his mauser C96 and put a bullet between the eyes of the thrall that had refused to cooperate.

He then looked onto the cooperating one and continued his interrogation.

"Anyway, how many people has your master eaten and bound to himself up until now?"