That same evening...   Posted by The Keeper of Lore.Group: 0
Manindra Sen
 player, 170 posts
Wed 10 Sep 2014
at 12:35
Re: That same evening...
In the studio Manindra searched for any particular garbage dumping box, but he was too excited to find anything.
He hissed at Rakhal, "Taratari kor, Babu chole ele muskil ache!" (Lets be quick, if the Lord returns we will be in trouble)

Manindra closes his eyes and focuses to listen for any approaching footsteps while trying to soothe his mind.

He say to Rakhal with a little disturbed look on his face, "Ekata janjaler bakso nei, ami to ektao khuje pacchi na? Taratari murti take ber kor, babu asar age murti take tulte hobe janjaler baksor modhe. Babu kachakachi thakle ami giye kotha bole basto rakbo." (I can't find any garbage box? Quickly take the idol out and place it in garbage box before the Lord comes. If he is close I will talk with him to keep him distracted)

This message was last edited by the player at 12:35, Wed 10 Sept 2014.

The Keeper of Lore
 GM, 429 posts
 I Am
 Providence
Wed 10 Sep 2014
at 12:45
Re: That same evening...
A paroxysm of dread consumes the young boy as he rushes off to find a garbage bin. They are kept waiting in there for a long while, worry coursing through their bloodstreams. Their attention is duly drawn to the idol.


Capt. Frank Conolly
 player, 190 posts
Wed 10 Sep 2014
at 13:23
Re: That same evening...
Frank takes the opportunity to study the idol more closely.
The Keeper of Lore
 GM, 430 posts
 I Am
 Providence
Wed 10 Sep 2014
at 15:07
Re: That same evening...
In reply to Capt. Frank Conolly (msg # 162):

There are inadvertent seepings in of the Gandhara styles on this small statue, which was predominantly of the Rashtrakuta variety; though of course the two of them weren't qualified as critics or historians of sculpture to appreciate that. But in so doing, Frank steps up close to it. He is forced to notice that it is not all of cold granite as he supposed. Around the trunk and the tusks are tiny etchings, and the composition of that portion of the face consists of curious angles and inexplicable proportions which run riot on the schema of art, disturbingly so, and defy their analysis in a way causing some distaste. Why would someone sculpt like that!? The trunk concluded in a curious kind of rudimentary disc, while the edges of the ears were serrated. The tusks curved in a serpentine, unexpected manner. One cannot but inquire, yet feel a dim dread about the possible answer this question might fetch him from the universe. Pallid moonlight aggravates the grim aspects, and the focus they laid on it seemed to be deflected, making them feel a dull ache around their temples, and an upsurge of discomfort and laboured breathing!

OOC- Make Sanity rolls. Don't worry, just 1/1d2+1.

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:08, Wed 10 Sept 2014.

Manindra Sen
 player, 171 posts
Wed 10 Sep 2014
at 15:45
Re: That same evening...
Manindra watches the idol in a mixture of disgust, horror, awe and disbelief as he touches his temple with trembling hand and starts rubbing it and somehow shedding the gathered sweat over the forehead. He exclaims while looking helplessly at the captain, "This is not Lord Ganesha, I don't believe this! I have never seen any avatar of Lord Ganesha like this." He closes his eyes and continues to shake his head.
Capt. Frank Conolly
 player, 191 posts
Thu 11 Sep 2014
at 01:41
Re: That same evening...
Frank is similarly disturbed by the figure. It was some kind of abomination. Was this some kind of representation of some real creature? Surely that was not possible. Was this the source of Sutton's downfall? It was certainly connected. Which was why they were taking it. Frank was eager to get to the bottom of this thing, but the deeper he got the more disturbing it became.
The Keeper of Lore
 GM, 431 posts
 I Am
 Providence
Thu 11 Sep 2014
at 13:21
Re: That same evening...
While they were looking at it and perspiring in the humid, lurid evening, Rakhal returned with a bin of thick tin, greasy to its bottom.
Manindra Sen
 player, 172 posts
Thu 11 Sep 2014
at 13:58
Re: That same evening...
Manindra looked at Rakhal and his tin bin saying (with a worried disturbed tone), "Ar ektu boro kichu peli na? ja chera kapor niye aye! Dorkar ache." (Couldn't you get anything a little big? Go and bring some tattered rags! It's required.)

Then he starts looking around the room trying to find any towel or tablecloth.

He looked at the idol and compared it with the size of thick tin bin, evidently calculating whether it can be somehow fit inside the thing.

He then picked the idol and took it gently and placed it down in the bin the underside of which he covered with his own napkin.

After placing down the idol he strained his ears to listen if anyone is coming.
The Keeper of Lore
 GM, 432 posts
 I Am
 Providence
Fri 12 Sep 2014
at 04:17
Re: That same evening...
In reply to Manindra Sen (msg # 167):

The rags are supplied swiftly, and the whole arrangement is completed sooner than one would have believed. The vacant tabletop where the idol stood appears conspicuous, and one can imagine Ruxton's cry of dismay when the theft will be discovered.
Manindra Sen
 player, 173 posts
Fri 12 Sep 2014
at 04:38
Re: That same evening...
Manindra looks around trying to find something of same proportion of the idol and a spare table cloth.

He then gives the tin bin to Rakhal for carrying and said with a sly smile, "Chol, ebar Babur bari theke berote hobe, pechon diye chol, lok kom dekhte pabe, tar por to toke taka debo." (lets go, now we have to exit the Lord's house preferably from behind so that we will not draw attention from others and then I will give you the money)
The Keeper of Lore
 GM, 433 posts
 I Am
 Providence
Fri 12 Sep 2014
at 05:11
Re: That same evening...
Rakhal advises that the two of them, with one of them choosing to scout ahead take a particular back exit he leads them to, down a flight of stairs. He advises strong caution that the only trouble is the first landing they touch before going further down and out of the house, and he descends with the bin, behaving for all the world like he was heading out to toss away domestic trash. The first landing has a door to a balcony overlooking the lower floor, and there are people there.

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:13, Fri 12 Sept 2014.

Manindra Sen
 player, 174 posts
Fri 12 Sep 2014
at 05:37
Re: That same evening...
Manindra keeps his pace aligned with Rakhal so most of the time it will be difficult for the people to actually see the tin bin.

He keeps a frowning expression and muttered loudly, "I told you to be carefull with the oil, its a total wastage, total wastage! How could you spill it?"

He then looks at the front with a disturbed distracted face saying absentmindedly, "Sir, please move aside, oil tar spilled garbage is taken out, don't want your clothes to get ruined, please give a side."
The Keeper of Lore
 GM, 435 posts
 I Am
 Providence
Sat 13 Sep 2014
at 05:44
Re: That same evening...
They managed to haul the thing, and themselves, out of the house. Rakhal took them round and out via a back gate. There was a bit of a walk southwards, with a river ghat visible in the distance, past which they reached a copse where there was a stinky litter dump. Here Rakhal lay down the bin, and panted, stretching his palm out for money, nearly ready to sprint off.
Lord Arthur Fitzwilliam
 player, 145 posts
 I have drunk and seen the
 spider.
Sat 13 Sep 2014
at 06:28
Re: That same evening...

Arthur keeps the carriage circling the house slowing as the rear and front of the houses comes into view in case his friends are present.
The Keeper of Lore
 GM, 436 posts
 I Am
 Providence
Sat 13 Sep 2014
at 06:34
Re: That same evening...
In reply to Lord Arthur Fitzwilliam (msg # 173):

Arthur is able to notice two tall figures and a short one scudding towards the river with the short one carrying some container.
Lord Arthur Fitzwilliam
 player, 146 posts
 I have drunk and seen the
 spider.
Sat 13 Sep 2014
at 06:48
Re: That same evening...

A sense of relief passes over Arthur as he points out the three men to the driver and asks him to approach. He stops the carriage next to them and opens the door while looking up and down the street.
Manindra Sen
 player, 175 posts
Sat 13 Sep 2014
at 14:53
Re: That same evening...
Manindra nods at Rakhal and hands him two 10 rupee notes. He then takes the tin bin and climbs over into the carriage breathing a sigh of relief.
Capt. Frank Conolly
 player, 192 posts
Sat 13 Sep 2014
at 15:30
Re: That same evening...
Climbing in after Manindra, Frank wipes the sweat from his brow. The whole maneuver had been done swiftly and smoothly and Frank was impressed by the resourcefulness of his companion. "I say,Sen, nice work back there." He clapped the Indian man on the shoulder in a congratulatory gesture. Looking to Arthur, "likewise to you, old man."
Lord Arthur Fitzwilliam
 player, 147 posts
 I have drunk and seen the
 spider.
Sat 13 Sep 2014
at 22:45
Re: That same evening...
In reply to Capt. Frank Conolly (msg # 177):

"Thank you Captain, I would like to say it was all improv with no grounding in my life experience but that would be lying."

He looks at them with a smile on his face.

"So you were successful ?"

He hits the top of the carriage to indicate for the driver to move off.
Manindra Sen
 player, 176 posts
Sun 14 Sep 2014
at 00:23
Re: That same evening...
Manindra smiles at the Captain nodding, as he clapped his shoulder saying, "Thank you Captain." He then answers the Lord with a weary smile as he pointed at the tin bin he carried saying, "Of course M'lord, it's right here in this tin bin."

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 05:54, Sun 14 Sept 2014.

The Keeper of Lore
 GM, 437 posts
 I Am
 Providence
Sun 14 Sep 2014
at 05:56
Re: That same evening...
It had been a hard, hard day, and a hot, difficult one! They returned completely spent.
Robert Harris
 player, 86 posts
Mon 15 Sep 2014
at 03:29
Re: That same evening...
Once Robert arrived back at the hotel, he showed the others what had been uncovered in the diaries and the various alchemical diagrams.  He also gave them a dramatic recount of the hospital's misadventure trying to speak with Than.
Manindra Sen
 player, 177 posts
Mon 15 Sep 2014
at 10:51
Re: That same evening...
Manindra listens with wide eyes and a serious expression, "Where is Mr. Westlow? From what I hear this Mitra is not an ordinary P.I., if he has asked Mr. Westlow to visit the Police Station, I fear there is some ill in this."
Robert Harris
 player, 87 posts
Mon 15 Sep 2014
at 11:36
Re: That same evening...
Robert felt a chill hearing Minandra's assessment.  "He went to his bungalow to throw the police off our trail.  I shall pray for his safety and that he can rejoin us soon."
Lord Arthur Fitzwilliam
 player, 148 posts
 I have drunk and seen the
 spider.
Mon 15 Sep 2014
at 21:22
Re: That same evening...

Arthur paid the carriage driver and made his way with the others back up to the suite. He greeted Mr Harris and fell into one of the large plush chairs loosing his collar as he did.

He felt very tired and since the adrenaline of the night had started to wear off his arms felt heavy.