Paris: The Pont du Louvre (Bridge)   Posted by EX GM.Group: 0
EX GM
 GM, 52 posts
Thu 5 Apr 2012
at 22:17
The Pont  du Louvre
The Pont du Louvre.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 22:57, Thu 05 Apr 2012.

Johnny Coppers
 NPC, 0 posts
Thu 5 Apr 2012
at 22:36
The Redevous at the Pont  du Louvre.
The next morning at precicly 10 o'clock, a fancy carriagee bearing the Archduke's coat of arms, and his curious crossed swords device, stops at the Pont du Louvre. The carriage is driven by the silent tall man and guarded inside by the man with the cutlass.

The cutlass armed man introduces himself "Name's Johnny Coppers. As you can tell but me accent I am an Englishman in the Archduke's service."

Johnny Coppers is a rough looking fellow wearing a blue night cap on his head and several gold ear rings. He is missing several teeth and wears a large cutlass. He speaks passable French with an english accent.

The yet unnamed driver remains silent. He is lean and thin. He is dressed as a gentleman but is somehow sinister.

"I assume you are ready to depart?" Coppers asked.

This message was lightly edited by the GM at 22:36, Thu 05 Apr 2012.

M. Renee Dupree
 Player, 0 posts
 Gentleman
Sat 7 Apr 2012
at 02:41
Re: The Redevous at the Pont  du Louvre.
"Yes I am ready to depart once the others arrive M. Coppers." Says Renee Dupree. He boards the carriage hastily.

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:44, Sat 07 Apr 2012.

Jean Michel Gaunoux
 Player, 17 posts
Sat 7 Apr 2012
at 02:52
Re: The Redevous at the Pont  du Louvre.
Jean Michel Gaunoux had made sure to be careful not to be followed when he returned after leaving the tavern the night before. At home he readied for the day ahead, making certain he had the tools of his trade. He also made certain he was well armed in case it was a trap.

He had never dealt with anyone as powerful as an Archduke before, the young rogue hoped it would mean a big payoff.


The next morning he made his way to the Pont du Louvre. Not as trusting as some of the others, Gaunoux decided to hide and watch as some of the others arrive before he made an appearance.
Gaston Laroque
 player, 3 posts
Sat 7 Apr 2012
at 11:17
Re: The Redevous at the Pont  du Louvre.
Uncharacteristically Gaston had not partaken of female companionship nor even much wine the previvous evening. The young Musketeer wanted to keep his wits about him for the meeting with the enigmatic nobleman. Arriving early he cut a dashing figure, dressed in best blue tabard, rapier hanging at his side. When dealing with the great it often worked well to make a splash.

He had just greeted Renee Dupree when the coach arrived. Not exactly what I was expecting, he thought. This Johnny Coppers is as big a villain as I've ever run into.

With an amusement smile he nodded. "I too am ready to depart Monsieur Coppers."
Pier DeVilfor
 player, 8 posts
Sat 7 Apr 2012
at 13:27
Re: The Redevous at the Pont  du Louvre.
Pier was roused from his bed, bleary eyed from the nights activities. He Peered about the suroundings and the face before him.... "Ah yes" he mumbled to himself "The Archduc wants to meet this morning" he added with a stifled yawn... Several hands full of water roused him reasonably well. Quickly he dressed and headed out of the room; arriving short later outside the Pont Du Louvre. Pausing to take in the morning air and scene he noted the Archduke's coat of arms on the side of a carridge. Peering up at the driver I Thay good fellow One trusts one is not late...
David Arnaud
 player, 11 posts
Sat 7 Apr 2012
at 16:35
Re: The Redevous at the Pont  du Louvre.
David prepared his clothing for the day laying it all first out to make sure that it was proper to meet an Archduke. Last night's meeting with a Duke was not what he expected it to be. He made sure the outfit assembled gave a good cut and properly matches. He is please with the mix of light and dark blues. He thinks it gives him a adventurous look. He straps on his rapier and his left handed dagger. Finally, he secures the pistol to his hip before departing to the meeting place.

Arriving near the last seemed to be a proper entrance.

Good day Morning Gentlemen, are we ready for an adventure.
Jean Michel Gaunoux
 Player, 18 posts
Sat 7 Apr 2012
at 17:05
Re: The Redevous at the Pont  du Louvre.
Having seen everyone appear, Jean Michel steps from the shadows and makes his way to the carriage.

"Well I see we have all arrived. I guess it is indeed time for us to meet the mysterious Archduke. Hopefully this will be a profitable venture." The young rogue said. But his words were as much for himself as for the others. He was here to satisfy his curiosity. What sort of man could assemble such a collection of men. It is not just anyone who can snap his fingers and have a Duke and a Count do his bidding. Add to that a mysterious gentlemen, one of the King's Musketeers and one of the greatest bugulars in France, and you had what seemed a dangerous combination of men gathered for what indeed must be a weighty and challenging task.
Pendu
 npc, 1 post
Sat 7 Apr 2012
at 17:09
Re: The Rendezvous at the Pont  du Louvre.
The tall and silent man sat above them holding the horse's reigns, and watched with cold eyes as each man entered the carriage. There was something dark about the man that gave one the distinct impression that the men could snuff out the life of a man as easily as he could snuff out a candle.

He was still dressed as a gentlemen, but wore a heavy cloak and a coachman's hat to obscure both his idenity and his clothing.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:10, Sat 07 Apr 2012.

Johnny Coppers
 NPC, 1 post
Sat 7 Apr 2012
at 17:30
Re: The Rendezvous at the Pont  du Louvre.
Johnny Coppers greeted each man with a smile and the offer of the contents of a silver flask. If you accepted he gladly offered it after rubbing it clean with his storm weathered hands. If you declined he merely to another sip of it for himself.

The old englishman, who in this light was clearly near fifty, seemed to enjoy your discomfort. But not in the dark way of the silent man, His was a more light hearted manner. He seemed to particularly enjoy what ever effect the scary stare of the coachman had on each of you.

Once the rogue had made his way to the carriage. Coppers shut the door.

"Well seems you have all taken his Grace up on his invitation. Mighty smart of you." The Englishman said.

"We are ready Mister Pendu. With all due haste if you please." Coppers said to the silent coachman.

When only a knock came in reply as the carriage lurched away from the bridge, Coppers turned back to you "Don't mind him. he don't talk to know one."

"Well not since the Turks cut out his tounge." Coppers had to struggle with the last bit as he fought the desire to laugh at his own joke.
Johnny Coppers
 NPC, 2 posts
Sat 7 Apr 2012
at 18:05
Re: The Rendezvous at the Pont  du Louvre.
Perhaps each of you might describe your appearance this morning. Have you dressed to impress, or to go unnoticed?

Coppers enjoys another sip of his flask. "The dust of the road you know. The good thing about the sea, is their is no dust."
Renee Dupree
 NPC, 3 posts
 Gentleman
Sat 7 Apr 2012
at 19:20
Re: The Rendezvous at the Pont  du Louvre.
 Renee Dupree was dressed to impress. He was a Gentleman and sprang for fine tailroed garments and a few rings of jewelry. He had his Raiper and Main Guanche with him on his hip. He wore a Doublet, padded sleeves, padded leggings, and boots. He Also wore a fancy hat with a feather stuck in it. "So what brings you to the Arch Duke's employ M. Coppers?" Renee asked trying for polite conversation.
Johnny Coppers
 NPC, 3 posts
Sat 7 Apr 2012
at 19:55
Re: The Rendezvous at the Pont  du Louvre.
Coppers took another sip from the flask.

"As much as I would enjoy telling the tale, his Grace demands those in his service show the upmost discretion in matters thathas to do with him. You can probably make some guesses about the matter, but even if you guessed right I could not speak of it."  Coppers said in reply. That he was an Englishman, and seemed to have spent a life at sea might indeed offer an insight. But with a man as mysterious as the Archduke it might be something else all together.

"I wonder if his Grace would not rather recruit all his men from the ranks that has had their tongues cut out by the Turks."  Coppers again laughed at his own joke. He seemed to have a rather dark sense of humor, but despite it there was something likeable about the old salt.
Pier DeVilfor
 player, 10 posts
Sat 7 Apr 2012
at 21:54
Re: The Rendezvous at the Pont  du Louvre.
In reply to Johnny Coppers (msg #13):

Pier noted the Englishmans intervention on behalf of the coachman. Seeing he was to be meeting the Achduc Pier chose to ware a finely tailored light blue satin garments and pale red sash in contrast, under a dark blue wool cloak; he limited his jewellery to two rings and sported both Rapier and Main Gauche Toping this was a broad brimmed hat adorned with a peacock feather.

Thory to hear that Driver, hopefully that's all you lost... he acknowledge before accepting the offered flask and taking a sip.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:55, Sat 07 Apr 2012.

Gaston Laroque
 player, 5 posts
Sat 7 Apr 2012
at 22:33
Re: The Rendezvous at the Pont  du Louvre.
While Gaston could hardly compete with the nobles for finery he still wore well tailored clothes and his most dashing plumed hat. Accepting a sip from the flask he raised an eyebrow at the silent driver - and stifled a laugh at the Duke's comment. Amused smile still on his face he addressed the English seadog.

"Do you drink that to keep your sea legs M. Coppers? A sip of that and I can feel the road roll under me as any ship deck."

Jean Michel Gaunoux
 Player, 19 posts
Sat 7 Apr 2012
at 22:36
Re: The Rendezvous at the Pont  du Louvre.
Gaunoux settled into his seat in the carriage. The young rogue wore what was for someone of his status very presentable and practical clothing. His doublet and breeches were both black as was his hat, which was adorned with a simple white feather. He wore a simple white shirt. A red sash was worn arounded his waist. His gloves and boots were both of heavy leather. A dark brown cloak was worn atop.  The young rogue wore a rapier and main gauche.

He too accepted the flask and took a sip.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:38, Sat 07 Apr 2012.

Pier DeVilfor
 player, 12 posts
Sun 8 Apr 2012
at 08:22
Re: The Rendezvous at the Pont  du Louvre.
In reply to Jean Michel Gaunoux (msg #17):

Pier took a seat in the carridge, and blinked uncertain of what he was looking at... For a moment there he had the feeling that there were Two Gaunouxes in seated across form him...
Johnny Coppers
 NPC, 4 posts
Sun 8 Apr 2012
at 21:02
Re: The Rendezvous at the Pont  du Louvre.
Perhaps the Duke was already succumbing to the sip from the old salt's flask.

Coppers looked out the window as the carriage rolled into the countryside.

Please go to the interveiw thread ...

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:36, Mon 09 Apr 2012.