E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Nereid.   Posted by DainXB - GM.Group: 0
DainXB - GM
 GM, 928 posts
Thu 25 Sep 2014
at 07:54
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
Nereid:
Agent Kwai-Pun extends her hand to you as well. "Welcome to Hong Kong, Dr. Mahelona. I'm sure you're input will be invaluable."

Todd:
[OOC: Nice dialogue with μ-90!]
You notice that the Chinese chick doesn't say anything about your input...
[OOC: There's a point of Determination in this for you if you make something of it... Your Resentful Outcast Quality could cause Trouble here. :)]

Ian:
[OOC: That roll gives you a Quality that lasts until the end of the Chapter, but no free Invokes. :( Lets call it "Just as I thought!" You can use it yourself, or you can spout a fact to someone else so they can use it.]

You emerge, dripping, from your freight container, carrying the waterproofed computing device Detective Jones provided to you. The freight workers all step away slowly...
Nereid
 player, 261 posts
 Determination:04/03
 Stamina 8/8
Thu 25 Sep 2014
at 14:09
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
DainXB - GM:
Nereid:
Agent Kwai-Pun extends her hand to you as well. "Welcome to Hong Kong, Dr. Mahelona. I'm sure you're input will be invaluable."


Shaking her hand Kai nods and smiles

Thank you Agent Kwai-Pun, I hope I can be helpful.


OOC: I so want to type something complementary about the whole team, but I don't want to step on Todd's chance to make a scene and gain a point of determination. So, Let's just say Nereid is so giddy to be complimented for her academic prowess she forgot to be super polite.
Amm-Fibian
 player, 391 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 3
Thu 25 Sep 2014
at 23:17
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
Amm-Fibian begins getting things in order, somewhat obsessively, seemingly ignoring everyone around him.
Todd
 player, 339 posts
 Determination: 4
 Stamina: 11
Fri 26 Sep 2014
at 07:14
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
More than a bit sleep-deprived, Todd grumbles quietly to himself as he collecting the bags, grabbing with the right hand and adding to the pile in the left.

Oh, right, ignore the rest of us because we don't have a Pee-Aitch-Freakin'-Dee. Especially dumb-ass me, who's just the freakin' bag carrier.

his vision blocked by the stack of suitcases (If Nereid's so goddamn <i>smart how come she can't pack light? How  much luggage does that woman need?</i>) Todd doesn't see the baggage cart he steps into, shins-first.

The sharp bang! draws the attention of the crowd. Not as much as the sight and sound of the baggage cart taking flight after Todd kicks it head-height through the terminal. The cart speeds through the crowd, missing passengers and staff by inches, until it smashes through the windows overlooking the taxi rank, and lands upended in the roadway.

"Uhhhhh..."

It took me a while to think of a suitably- Todd-like action for the Determination point. ^_^
DainXB - GM
 GM, 932 posts
Fri 26 Sep 2014
at 08:15
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
Everyone:
Security is converging on the freight area with commendable speed, in response to Todd's flying baggage cart. Agent Kwai-Pun glares at Detective Jones, then says. "Perhaps we should move briskly, now. I have a car waiting..." The two MIB agents display their badges, and Agent Kwai-Pun drops into rapid-fire Chinese as she speaks to the security guards.

Todd:
You're carrying enough luggage now to be sort of a spectacle, and you're pretty sure that security thinks you're in the custody of the MIB... but you make it to the terminal's exit doors. A couple of people are taking cell phone videos of you being "escorted" out to a black SUV.

[OOC: Oh, yeah, you earned that point of Determination. :) ]
Nereid
 player, 262 posts
 Determination:04/03
 Stamina 8/8
Thu 2 Oct 2014
at 16:11
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 8):

As the group dashes away, following their escorts Kai sighs...

We always make a grand entrance.
Amm-Fibian
 player, 392 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 3
Thu 2 Oct 2014
at 20:17
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
Examining Todd's damage on the way out, Amm-Fibian remarks, "From what I have seen of this Hong Kong, you should have been laying on your belly, riding that luggage cart, while firing two handguns... that is, if you wanted to fit in."
Todd
 player, 341 posts
 Determination: 5
 Stamina: 11
Fri 3 Oct 2014
at 00:58
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
Todd drops his head into his shoulders, muttering inaudibly.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 936 posts
Fri 3 Oct 2014
at 04:32
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
Everyone:
The airport is on a (mostly artificial) island offshore of Hong Kong proper. Agent Kwai-Pun's black SUV has to take the causeway along with all the other traffic. "Many apologies, but this is actually relatively light traffic for this time of day..." she says, as all six lanes slow to a crawl in both directions. Nearly half the vehicles you see are blue-liveried Lantau Island taxis.

Nereid:
Lantau Island... you've heard of several famous Neolithic sites on Lantau Island. Maybe you'll have time to check them out while you're here...

Ian:
The SUV rolls slowly forward along the causeway, moving it's own length every few minutes. Given the comparatively-high speed of electronic technology, the phone videos of Todd's escapade at the airport have had plenty of time to "go viral" as the humans say. Your arrival in this place has not been circumspect...

Todd:
Staring moodily out of the SUV's window at the faster-moving boat traffic, you catch sight of something interesting. There's a... what-do-you-call-it... a sampan? A boat with folding fan-sails anyway. The thing about sailboats is, they move with the wind, and this one isn't. Probably because of the woman dressed all in red standing in the prow!
Todd
 player, 342 posts
 Determination: 5
 Stamina: 11
Fri 3 Oct 2014
at 05:09
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
Hong Kong is weird.

A rather bored Todd turns away from the water, staring at the car in front of him. At bumper-to-bumper speeds he has plenty of time to watch the kids playing cards in the backseat.

Hope they're having fun. More fun than I'm having. Not that playing cards is all that great. Last time I was involved in a card game -

He stops cold.

Without a word he unbuckles his seat belt, opens the door, and weaves his way through the barely-moving traffic towards the edge of the road. He gauges the range and speed, holds a finger up to check the breeze, crouches - and jumps towards the boat.

Does my lack of useful communication and leaping into trouble tick the resentful outcast box again? Not that the answer has any bearing on Todd's impulsiveness. :)

This message was last edited by the player at 05:10, Fri 03 Oct 2014.

DainXB - GM
 GM, 938 posts
Fri 3 Oct 2014
at 14:02
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
Todd:
[OOC: Absolutely! BTW, do a Google search for Tsing Ma Bridge to see what you just jumped off of. :)]

Nereid, Ian:
Agent Kwai-Pun swears in Chinese and slams on the SUV's brakes as Todd leaps from the vehicle. Agent Jones swears in English. Neither of you are certain at first what your impulsive team-mate has in mind as his leap sends him soaring into the air above the Ma Wan channel, but projecting his arc toward it's target zeroes you both in on Zhang Jue!
Amm-Fibian
 player, 393 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 3
Sat 4 Oct 2014
at 05:29
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
"Well, I'm always up for a swim. However, this Land Suit is not something I can remove quickly enough to intervene. Do you want to see what he is up to Nereid?"

OOC: Since the Land Suit is the way around my weakness of not breathing air, it seems only fair that it takes some time to put on and take off.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 945 posts
Sun 5 Oct 2014
at 06:21
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
Ian:
[OOC: Yes, it takes at least a couple of minutes to suit up. You can get out of it slightly quicker--if you don't mind dumping your water supply all over in the process. Of course, doing it that way could leave you with no safe way to suit up again if you don't have access to water.]
Todd
 player, 344 posts
 Determination: 5
 Stamina: 11
Tue 7 Oct 2014
at 16:49
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
DainXB - GM:
Todd:
[OOC: Absolutely! BTW, do a Google search for Tsing Ma Bridge to see what you just jumped off of. :)]

Nereid, Ian:
Agent Kwai-Pun swears in Chinese and slams on the SUV's brakes as Todd leaps from the vehicle...

I've been on that bridge. :)

Also I went ahead and narrated a success, which may not be appropriate. Is it a simple target or do I need to roll?

DainXB - GM
 GM, 947 posts
Wed 8 Oct 2014
at 06:26
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
Todd:
[OOC: Cool! OK, you're now my Hong Kong expert since you've actually been there; if I get anything egregiously wrong, correct me. Also, since you have Leaping as an extra, there's no need to roll to land on the sampan.]
Todd
 player, 345 posts
 Determination: 6
 Stamina: 11
Fri 10 Oct 2014
at 11:16
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
I'm no expert! But my wife and I had the good fortune to stay five days in Hong Kong being shown the sights by friends who live there.

Very interesting city. The only downside was the smog. :-/

DainXB - GM
 GM, 950 posts
Sat 11 Oct 2014
at 07:34
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
[OOC: That's five days longer than than I've spent in Hong Kong. :) I'm getting my "local color" from an old Feng Shui suplement...]

[OOC: Just waiting for Nereid to act, then we can move forward.]
Nereid
 player, 263 posts
 Determination:04/03
 Stamina 8/8
Wed 15 Oct 2014
at 21:41
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 20):

OOC: Sorry, I am a little lost since that dive seems dangerous for little ol me

Nereid reaches out to Todd with her mind.


What's going on? I assume it's important but someone isn't good at using their words...so you don't have to talk just think and i'll catch up.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 953 posts
Fri 17 Oct 2014
at 05:41
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
Todd:
You land--hard--on the deck of the sampan. The weathered wood cracks beneath your feet, but it holds. The old man at the tiller looks shocked.

Standing in a Titanic-like pose in the prow Zhang Jue, arms outstretched, proclaims "讓門戶被打開!" You're pretty sure she didn't just say "I'm flying!"; her attention is focused intently on the bridge as purple fire glows around her eyes.

[OOC: For some reason, I'm picturing Todd in a Jack Burton t-shirt for this scene. :)]

Ian, Nereid:
Behind the SUV, a ring of purple sparks opens in the air inches above the pavement. Out of it roar a pair of eight foot tall blue-skinned Chinese demons riding motorcycles!

Agent Kwai-Pun says "慈悲的佛陀!"* and slams on the accellerator. The SUV weaves in-and-out of traffic, but things like this tend to cause people to get out of your way...

Detective Jones, twisted backward in the front passenger seat says "What the Hell?" and draws his pistol. Agent Kwai-Pun switches back to English. "Blue Devil Tong. This is bad..."

*"<Merciful Buddha!>"
Amm-Fibian
 player, 396 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 3
Sat 18 Oct 2014
at 21:01
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
Amm-Fibian looks ahead at the scattering crowd. He sees a man with a produce cart, and another with a cart full of caged birds.
"Detectives, please mind my body for me."

Amm-Fibian aims the TUNA at the man with the produce cart.

OOC: Possess Produce Man
Amm-Fibian rolled 6,4, 2 + 6 = 8 Total!


He then lines up the angles on the cart, the motorcycles, and the bird cart and shoves!

OOC: Using Determination to get a result good enough to affect the motorcycles, Ian is trying to make a produce and bird obstacle to make the bikes wipe out.
Int roll to line it all up perfectly:  Amm-Fibian rolled 4,2. 2 + 9 = 11 total (with Determination!)

DainXB - GM
 GM, 962 posts
Sun 19 Oct 2014
at 05:17
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
Ian:
Your mathematical reasoning is, as always, outstanding! As the SUV comes off the end of the Tsing Ma bridge and into the streets of Hong Kong proper, your push-cart collides with the bicycle-powered bird transportation device--and the two motorcycles!

One demonic rider catapults into the air in a cloud of cages and feathers. The other wipes out on a slick of smashed melons, laying his bike down in a trail of sparks!

That one clambers unsteadily to it's clawed feet, brushing pulped produce from it's eyes and roaring in anger and frustration as it seeks the person responsible for it's current situation...

[OOC: You can Test Coordination vs a Difficulty of 3 to "blend in" and avoid notice, if you like.]

Nereid:
There's a loud thump and the top of the SUV crushes in a bit. With a sound of tearing metal, yellow-clawed blue fingers rip through the roof, allowing you a close-up view of an angry blue face with the remains of an exotic bird hanging out between it's drool-wet tusks!

Agent Jones' pistol is incredibly loud in such a confined space... It also doesn't seem to do much to the angry demon--who's breath, up close, smells like Kung Pao sewage.

[OOC: Test Coordination vs a Difficulty of 5. Those claws (and that breath!) do 4 Stamina on a hit.]

[OOC: Todd is up!]
Amm-Fibian
 player, 397 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 3
Sun 19 Oct 2014
at 20:49
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
OOC: Amm-Fibian rolled 5,6
I got either a 3 (Coordination) or a 5 (Danger Sense) total for blending in.


Ian runs off down the street with the nearest panicked crowd.
Todd
 player, 346 posts
 Determination: 6
 Stamina: 11
Mon 20 Oct 2014
at 01:29
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
Todd tears off the sails, and sends a quick thought to Nereid as he whips them around his head.

Lady in red, the casino, the - I'll explain later!

With that he unleashed the cloth, snapping it towards Zhang Jue,

Doing my binding thang: Binding 6 + Roll 4 = 10.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 967 posts
Mon 20 Oct 2014
at 06:11
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
Ian:
[OOC: Danger Sense works!]
There's plenty of panicked people to blend in with! The blue-skinned demon snarls in frustration, and bends low to sniff at the ground.

Todd:
Nicely done! The bamboo-slatted sail isn't the most flexible tool to work with, but you get it whipped around her. The impact nearly knocks her into the water.

Behind you, the old guy at the tiller grunts--a deeper and more resonant sound than you'd have thought he could make. He's dropped his human guise, revealing himself to be a blue-skinned, yellow-tusked demon!

[OOC: Nereid defends, then Nereid is up!]
Nereid
 player, 264 posts
 Determination:04/03
 Stamina 8/8
Wed 22 Oct 2014
at 02:32
Re: E5S5 - Chek Lap Kok Airport - Todd, Nereid, Ian
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 27):

OOC: Coordination 4


22:14, Today: Nereid rolled 0 using 2d6-7. Avoid Claws.

So 4, I take 4 ad reduce my stamina to 4.



Held in place and fumbling with her seat belt...Kai feels the claws tear at her and the breath seems to sap her strength.


you know ugly...I always have a billion thoughts going through my head...let's see if you can handle them all.


Nereid reaches into the demon's mind and unleashes all her memories, thoughts, opinions, theories...hoping to stun it with mental overload.

OOC: Stunting my Telepathy to Mental Blast....
Willpower 5, Telepathy 6

Determination reduced from 4 to 3.


22:29, Today: Nereid rolled 2 using 2d6-7. mental "overload".

7 effort with 6 effect.