E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid.   Posted by DainXB - GM.Group: 0
DainXB - GM
 GM, 467 posts
Thu 24 Oct 2013
at 04:37
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
Todd:
They're speaking English; Shen Gao has no discernible accent, Mr. Chen has a strong but understandable Chinese accent. The fighting paused when Shen Gao put two rounds into the ceiling--and started right up again when Mr. Chen said "This means war!"

Shen Gao is trying to get the Black Tiger gangsters under control, but some of Mr. Chen's security goons and a handful of civiilian gamblers (Fei Ziang Tong members, maybe?) are pressing the issue. The rest of the security goons are listening to the Security Chief bawl orders in Chinese, and trying to herd people to safety.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 477 posts
Sat 2 Nov 2013
at 19:52
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
[OOC: I'm assuming that Todd's player is having communications difficulties during his travels. Still, there's plenty of other things going on... :)]

Nereid:
You're being buffetted by the crowd pushing toward the exit, and the security goons forming a cordon to push everyone out aren't making things any easier.
[OOC: Test Coordination vs a Difficulty of 2 not to catch a stray bullet. Test Coordination again vs a Difficulty of 5 not to be stampeded over by the panicked crowd.]
Nereid
 player, 129 posts
 Determination:01
 Stamina 1/8
Sat 2 Nov 2013
at 23:14
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 40):


OOC:

Coordination 4

19:11, Today: Nereid rolled 1,1 using d6,d6. not to be shot.  4+ (1-1)= 4


19:12, Today: Nereid rolled 2,6 using d6,d6. don't tread on me .  4 + (2-6) =0

Yikes.



Kai tries to stand up and see if shouting works better than a mental message. A shot rings out too close and she hits the ground instinctively...then the crowds came rushing her way.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 478 posts
Sat 2 Nov 2013
at 23:35
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
Nereid:
You get an up-close view of the garish carpet, and someone's spike-like high heel stabs into the back of one thigh. You make it back to hands and knees... only to be blundered into, tripped over, and knocked into a tangle with a dark-suited gambler wearing too many gold rings.

It's like being knocked off your board in a fierce undertow. You try to get hold of anything or anyone to regain your balance, but by the time you do you're outside on the street, missing one shoe and your purse.

The crowd is splitting up, heading in all directions as long as they're heading away from Mr. Chen's.
Nereid
 player, 130 posts
 Determination:01
 Stamina 1/8
Mon 4 Nov 2013
at 02:29
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 42):

Dang it. Dang it.  Dang It!

off balance due to the one shoe, and Kai does a a shuffle to not be trampled and again and waits for the crowd to disperse before hobbling back inside.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 483 posts
Mon 4 Nov 2013
at 16:01
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
Nereid:
The betting parlor looks like a tsunami just went through it. Slot machines and tables are overturned, one of the swinging doors to the service bar is hanging by a single hinge, the carpet is covered with dropped trays and broken glass from spilled drinks, and almost every surface is pocked with bullet-holes.

Shen Gao and his Black Tiger gangster/gamblers are under cover behind banks of slot machines on one side of the room. Mr. Chen, his security chief, and several security goons are under cover inside the back office, behind the fancy doors at the back. Both sides are sniping at one another, and both seem to think that Todd is in the other's employ as some sort of agent provocateur. Todd, meanwhile, is caught in the crossfire--although his reflexes seem good enough to dodge even bullets!
Todd
 player, 198 posts
 Determination: 8
 Stamina: 11 > 4
Wed 6 Nov 2013
at 22:21
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
Todd spots Nereid fall onto the ground, and takes a step in her direction to help -

- and a bullet flies past his nose, smashing a pot plant on the wall.

"Fine. Fun times really over!" he growls, picking up a slot machine and hurling it at the shooter.

[Coordination 6 + roll -2 = 4.]
DainXB - GM
 GM, 486 posts
Thu 7 Nov 2013
at 00:28
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
Todd:
The slot machine bowls over one of the Black Tigers, knocking him to the ground!

You realize, suddenly, that you're the only person still standing in the open. Everyone else has either fled or taken cover.
Todd
 player, 200 posts
 Determination: 8
 Stamina: 11 > 4
Thu 7 Nov 2013
at 21:39
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
"Huh. Maybe I should move before I get caught in the crossfire."
DainXB - GM
 GM, 487 posts
Fri 8 Nov 2013
at 02:07
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
Todd, Nereid:
From Nereid's point of view near the entrance, Todd is already caught in the crossfire! She's not from this neighborhood, but Todd is; you know that the police are undoubtedly "on the way"--and that they'll show up in force well after everyone here has expended all their ammo.
Nereid
 player, 131 posts
 Determination:01
 Stamina 1/8
Tue 12 Nov 2013
at 03:14
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 48):

Nereid reaches out to Todd mentally

I'm so sorry. I tried to stop this...but everything I do makes things worse. Any suggestions?
Todd
 player, 201 posts
 Determination: 8
 Stamina: 11 > 4
Tue 12 Nov 2013
at 19:59
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
Todd thinks his response towards Nereid. "Stay down and crawl to the door?"

Deciding his current position isn't great Todd crouches, then leaps towards the ceiling to avoid the bulk of the gunfire.

Does this require a roll?
DainXB - GM
 GM, 492 posts
Wed 13 Nov 2013
at 01:51
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
Todd:
In a single bound you clear the remains of the Pai-Gow tables, landing in a crouch next to Nereid. Stray bullets coming from the office slam into the decorative statues, shattering them and revealing the plaster beneath the gold leaf.

Through the partly-open doorway, you can hear the wail of distant police sirens.
Nereid
 player, 132 posts
 Determination:01
 Stamina 1/8
Sun 17 Nov 2013
at 00:55
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 51):

I am already at the doorway...got carried away by the stampeding mob. Sounds like the cops are finally going to arrive.
Todd
 player, 202 posts
 Determination: 8
 Stamina: 11 > 4
Sun 17 Nov 2013
at 11:25
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
"Maybe time to go?" Todd sends to Nereid.
Nereid
 player, 133 posts
 Determination:01
 Stamina 1/8
Sun 17 Nov 2013
at 12:56
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
In reply to Todd (msg # 53):

Sounds most excellent....wait, I lost my purse. If the cops find it I am in so much trouble at the University. You don't have super eyesight to go with all the keen physical stuff do you?
Todd
 player, 204 posts
 Determination: 8
 Stamina: 11 > 4
Sun 17 Nov 2013
at 23:51
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
Todd closes his eyes and breathes, centering himself, then squints through the gun smoke, hoping to spot Nereid's purse.

Awareness 6 + Roll 1 = 7.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 496 posts
Wed 20 Nov 2013
at 22:40
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
Todd:
You saw the purse when the two of you walked in together, so you know what it looks like. It's nowhere visible now, and there's not many places it could have gone.

Even during the panicked rush to the exit, you saw some of the gamblers grabbing for spilled casino chips on the floor, or anything else of value they could get their hands on--despite the danger they were in...
Todd
 player, 205 posts
 Determination: 8
 Stamina: 11 > 4
Wed 20 Nov 2013
at 23:11
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
"Your purse seems to be missing. Let me guess: you had your ID in there, right?"
Nereid
 player, 134 posts
 Determination:01
 Stamina 1/8
Thu 21 Nov 2013
at 20:46
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
In reply to Todd (msg # 57):

Yeah...but if you don't see it then maybe someone just stole it...which ll things considered is the best possibility in this scenario. So what do you say we go for coffee on the other side of town?
Todd
 player, 206 posts
 Determination: 8
 Stamina: 11 > 4
Thu 21 Nov 2013
at 23:08
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
"Sounds good to me."

With that Todd drops to the floor, crouches, and leaps out the nearest previously-unbroken window.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 498 posts
Thu 21 Nov 2013
at 23:43
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
Todd, Nereid:
[OOC:Where and when do you each want your next scene or scenes? At this point, you're still in the night before the morning adventures of the rest of the crew. If it weren't for the immediacy of the news they're involved in, I'm sure Ishida-san would be seeing DTN headlines like "Gun Battle At Illegal Casino" and "Gang Violence On The Rise":) Skipping ahead to contemporary time would be cool, if you'd like...]
Todd
 player, 207 posts
 Determination: 8
 Stamina: 11 > 4
Thu 21 Nov 2013
at 23:55
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
I'm happy to fast-forward and say we had coffee "on the other side of town", called it a night, and the next day got on with our normal lives until [insert challenge here].
Nereid
 player, 135 posts
 Determination:01
 Stamina 1/8
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 00:57
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
In reply to Todd (msg # 61):

OOC: I am cool with the fast forward. Nereid would tell Todd about her cursed artifact, and that she needs to investigate it, but after the all the ruckus she is dog tired.   
DainXB - GM
 GM, 502 posts
Fri 22 Nov 2013
at 02:41
Re: E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace - Todd, Nereid
[OOC: Continue in threads E3S10 - U. of Hawai'i, Akamai Campus and E3S11 - Todd's Apartment.]