Episode 2-7.   Posted by Director.Group: 0
Director
 GM, 688 posts
Wed 18 Mar 2015
at 20:04
Episode 2-7
The Fish Tank

Less than an hour later

The four heroes have safely returned to The Fish Tank with their newly acquired police cruiser parked in the back (and away from view, you also made sure it doesn't have a gps tracker) next to their military vehicle.

Their reacquired supplies have now been taken inside, there is now enough food and drinks to sustain both Annabelle and Aaron for at least a week.  Despite the missing blood supply, Mike still has enough from the blood bank to last him about a week.  Not much in the way of weapons were in this supply pack, you see just two wooden stakes and two regular sized (X 2 strength damage) knives, along with Annabelle's set of clothes that she originally came to Sunnydale in (and they are in bad need of a washing).

But you now have plenty of occult books (Impressive size library) to help you in any research.

Time to plan your next move.
Michael Smith
 player, 521 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Wed 18 Mar 2015
at 20:11
Re: Episode 2-7
"Now that we have all the books...well, Watcher, perhaps we should research this shield and how to take it down?"

Cause a watcher without a library was like a baseball player without a bat.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:00, Wed 18 Mar 2015.

Aaron James
 player, 30 posts
 The Last Watcher
Wed 18 Mar 2015
at 20:58
Re: Episode 2-7
"I believe that would be the best course for us, as we went to the trouble of getting all of these volumes. And as Sun Tzu said 'if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles.'" Aaron then settles down to read. He takes the largest volume to read through and leaves the others to choose their own.


21:56, Today: Aaron James rolled 16 using 1d10+10. Research.

This message was last edited by the player at 09:27, Fri 20 Mar 2015.

Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 313 posts
 The Slayer
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 02:18
Re: Episode 2-7
"Never thought I'd see these again." Annabelle said, shaking some mud off her clothes.

"Well now, since there's no laundry service in the viciinity, there's nothing I can do about them now. I'll help out with the research." she says picking up an occult book and starting to read.




Annabelle Berkshire rolled 11 using 1d10+7. Research spell roll.
Michael Smith
 player, 522 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 02:48
Re: Episode 2-7

19:47, Today: Michael Smith rolled 6 using 1d10+4. Not my strong suit..

...Mike picked up the wrong book. There weren't even spells in it. It was a monster compendium, instead

Oops.
Director
 GM, 690 posts
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 20:52
Re: Episode 2-7
Two hours later:

Aaron finds the spell.  It's a powerful spell (power level 9 in game terms)so it surely wasn't cast by a rank amateur.  The spell is cast by drawing the appropriate mystic symbols pictured, placing a map of the area you want to affect over the symbols, and do an hour long ritual with chanting, candles, etc.

Negating the spell is easy.  To keep it in effect, the map must remain on the mystic symbols.  Remove the map from the symbol area and tear it up, field drops.



OCC: Decided to give you guys a break on the spell research time, if we'd stuck to the research time rules, it would have taken until sunrise or close to it.
Michael Smith
 player, 523 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 20:55
Re: Episode 2-7
(OOC:Of course, if it HAD taken till sunrise, we'd all be back to full health.)

Mike wasn't much help, but...

"Well done."
Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 314 posts
 The Slayer
Fri 20 Mar 2015
at 01:32
Re: Episode 2-7
Annabelle looks over Aaron's shoulder, reading the details of the spell.

"Well, that seems simple enough.  Of course, first we have to find it.  And it will probably be guarded by vampire SWAT team.  Or a magic booby trap.  Or both."

She walks over to where they placed the few weapons they found in the supply pack and picks up one of the knives.

"I think I'll take one of these, If we encounter any demons rather than vampires, I can dispose of one without getting my stake immersed in demon blood."
Aaron James
 player, 31 posts
 The Last Watcher
Fri 20 Mar 2015
at 09:26
Re: Episode 2-7
"Thank you Michael. I believe you have summed up our predicament quite nicely Annabelle. The spell is easy to disrupt as you saw, but finding it is another matter. Sunnydale is not large, but the number of places this could be hidden are numerous. And as you say the chances of it being guarded in some manner are also high." Aaron sits for a moment wracking his brains for a solution to the problem.
Director
 GM, 691 posts
Sat 21 Mar 2015
at 00:14
Re: Episode 2-7
Aaron thinks.  And thinks.  And thinks some more.

And comes up with nothing that can help.  He remembers a magic spell that reveals hidden magic effects in front of your own eyes, but that will be of no use for what they need.
Michael Smith
 player, 524 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Sat 21 Mar 2015
at 00:24
Re: Episode 2-7
"Well, there's more books. Just look up a magic location spell, and look for the biggest source of magic in the city. It'll probably be either the shield spell...or something worse we should deal with."

If they've got books, might as well use 'em.