Episode 1: Nothing To Fear.   Posted by The Other.Group: 0
Phryne Fisher
 NPC, 6 posts
 Private Investigator
Mon 18 Mar 2019
at 05:28
Nothing To Fear
"That is a magician's trick," Phryne said as she instinctively shook her fingers to keep them from getting burned by the fiery paper as it seemed to vanish.

"It appears to me that the threat to Amelia and Sam is gone now. Is that correct, Doctor?"
The (15th) Doctor
 player, 50 posts
Wed 20 Mar 2019
at 03:14
Nothing To Fear
The Doctor is silent for a few moments, whether because he's thinking or the shock of the mention of Donna stunned him. And, it's the latter he comments on first, smiling sadly to Jenny, "Happily married, and wealthy enough to never worry about anything." He'll just leave the rest of it out, for now.

Pocketing his sonic screwdriver, he turns back to the others, and says, "It was just a trick, a projection. Someone, somewhere, somewhenů They used the book as a receptacle for a psychic projection. They used psychic paper to create a monster designed to scare Sam and Amelia. The origin of the threat is still out there. The question is, will it target them again, or go after someone else next? Was it just a prank on some random earthlings, or did they have some reason to target Amelia and Sam?"

His tone of voice is more like a teacher quizzing a group of students, waiting to see if any of them have figured out the answer.

OOC: I'm still sick, but felt like I was having a good enough day to dip my toes back in the water. I'm very sorry, still, for this. This infection is proving hard to shake.
Katrina Jones
 player, 11 posts
Wed 20 Mar 2019
at 04:25
Nothing To Fear
Triney opened her mouth to speak then looked at the woman who had torn the book and shook her head thinking better of it. She didn't know the family to know why they might be targeted but she did know The Doctor and thinks were very rarely a coincidence when he was involved. She was becoming a bit overwhelmed again with the knowledge that Jenny was here and the mention of Donna.
Johnny Tornado
 Player, 23 posts
 Human Gunslinger
Wed 20 Mar 2019
at 05:25
Nothing To Fear
"Whatever you say, Doc," Johnny says. He'd first thought that the Doctor was being condescending when he spoke like that... as if no one else could possibly understand what he was saying. Johnny had later realized that that really was the situation. Johnny no more understand the technical jargon than anyone else did.

You just had to look past it.

"Unless there's something significant about this time and place, ah think Amelia and Sam were randomly targeted simply because they were innocents... and vulnerable."

"It kinda depends on how the book got here if'n it'll show up again. I'm thinking that ain't gonna happen now cause'a the Doctor's interference."

"But as the Doc said, we probably oughta find the source of the book. You find anything out, Mr. Quartermain?"


There'd been a lot going on in that one room what with people just poppin' in... course, he'd arrived the same way hisself. He was only now beginning to realize how his appearance in the TARDIS was such a unheard of phenomenon.

In any case, he'd managed to catch the look that Quartermain had given the Doctor.
Alan Quartermain
 player, 29 posts
 Time Lord
Wed 20 Mar 2019
at 05:37
Nothing To Fear
He was more than surprised that Tornado had caught his glance at the Doctor, but no one else seemed to have noticed it. It was just as well.

"Afraid not, Mr. Tornado," Alan replied.

"But I think it's safe to say that the book and the Babadook won't return. You should be perfectly safe now, Miss Amelia... and Sam, too. However, if you detect even the slight thing out of the ordinary, you should head straight to Miss Fisher. I feel confident that she is more than capable of dealing with any trouble."

He had to admit that Miss Fisher was a rather extraordinary person. What a wonderful companion she would have made. Not unlike Donna Noble. Most companions really were made of sterner stuff than they at first appeared to be. It was only the strange circumstance that put them off their game at first.

"Alas, we must be on our way."

He waited for a moment or two to see if there would be any objection, then headed for the front door and out into the street.

When the others had joined him, he offered a different story.

"I not only didn't want to tip our hand in case there was any lingering psychic residue about, but I didn't want Amelia and Sam to start worrying."

"As the Doctor forced the Babadook out of the book, I was able to discern a presence... a controlling force or entity, if you will. The Babadook was being controlled by... the Jagaroth."

Jenny
 player, 15 posts
 Love the Running!
Wed 20 Mar 2019
at 13:11
Nothing To Fear
"When is it ever a coincidence, or random? I'd say never! There's always a reason for the way things behave, even if we can't see it yet." Jenny seemed happy enough to know Donna was doing well. "So, where do we go now? And what's a Jagaroth?"

She might have Time Lord genes, but she lacked the knowledge that came with experience. Nothing really surprised her, as she always expected weirdness, it was part of being herself. But if she knew what Jagaroth were like, she might be concerned. But she did not know. So she was happy to run along corridors and not shoot people. Just a day out with her Dad!
The (15th) Doctor
 player, 52 posts
Sat 30 Mar 2019
at 02:38
Nothing To Fear
"Explaining the Jagaroth is a very long story," the Doctor answered Jenny. "A reptilian species that inadvertently time traveled in a ship that blew up and started the biological sequence that produced the human race."

"In an effort to save themselves, they traveled back in time intentionally to stop the ship from exploding. Unfortunately for them, this was a fixed point in time. I had to stop them. Or I will stop them. Even I can't keep it all straight sometimes."

"I can only surmise that this effort by the Jagaroth was an attempt to thwart me from destroying them, though I fail to see how."

"Hmmmm. I wonder. This does not seem like something the Jagaroth would have thought up. I'm not even sure they would have the ability to do this."

"Well, we'll just have to go pay them a visit."


He and the others escort Miss Fisher back to her house.

"I thank you for your assistance, Miss Fisher," he tells her. "It is heartening to know that there is someone like you out here who can deal with all the strangeness that crops up."

"If it's a small consolation, it happens just as often back in England. Maybe more so."

Alan Quartermain
 player, 30 posts
 Time Lord
Fri 5 Apr 2019
at 22:09
Nothing To Fear
"I'm guessing that we can use the TARDIS to reach the Jagaroth," Alan said.

"I could not tell if there was just one of them or more than that, though presumably just one was controlling the Babadook."
Katrina Jones
 player, 15 posts
Sat 6 Apr 2019
at 04:10
Nothing To Fear
Triney followed  along after the others listening as they talked between them. She bounced in excitement and sped up her pace when Alan mentioned the TARDIS. She would love to study her. She figured that the TARDIS would probably short out her instruments though. Now that they were away from the woman who kept denying the evidence of her own eyes she thought she might talk to the doctor about her run in with the Angels.

"Doctor? Have you ever known Weeping Angels to explode?"
Jenny
 player, 18 posts
 Love the Running!
Sun 7 Apr 2019
at 16:37
Nothing To Fear
Jenny went along, smiling happily to be amongst such ADVENTURE! But her mind was not still. It all sounded extremely convoluted, and it did not feel quite right. And it was not sitting well. Destroying that Babadook thing by tearing up a book? No. That was far too easy! There was a lot more going on than met the eye.

And they were going to investigate! Find out what! Oh, yes! This is what life was all about!

"We'll beard them in their lair, then! I haven't been in a really good lair for ages!"
Johnny Tornado
 Player, 24 posts
 Human Gunslinger
Sun 7 Apr 2019
at 19:00
Nothing To Fear
"Weeping Angels?" Johnny asked. "Angels are in heaven, ain't they? Why would they be crying if they was in heaven?"

"And if they weren't in heaven, would they still be angels?"

"Exploding on top of that! Well, I suppose if they weren't no longer in heaven, that'd be enough reason to cry... but to the point where they explode? Don't seem right to me."


Not a lot seemed right to him since he met the Doctor. He looked at it like riding a horse. You didn't need to know where the horse came from or who used to own it or any other details like that. Not just to ride it. If you was keepin' it, that was different.
Katrina Jones
 player, 16 posts
Sun 7 Apr 2019
at 23:19
Nothing To Fear
Triney gave Johnny a weird look. She shook her head.

"No, not like judeo Christian angels though they can look like statues of those. Weeping Angel's are quantum locked creatures that feed off of temporal energy. They kill by sending individuals through time."
The (15th) Doctor
 player, 53 posts
Mon 15 Apr 2019
at 21:09
Nothing To Fear
As they make their way back to the TARDIS, the Doctor looks back to Katrina, and says, "Very good! They are a little more complicated than that, but a good explanation." Though, he adds to Johnny to simplify, "Statues that can move extremely fast when nobody is looking at them. Except, they are aliens and not actually statues. Trust me, you do not want to meet them."

Looking back to Katrina, he says, "I don't think I've ever heard of them exploding, however."
Jenny
 player, 19 posts
 Love the Running!
Mon 15 Apr 2019
at 21:44
Nothing To Fear
Jenny piped up, full of her usual exuberance. "Anything can explode with the right stimulus. You just have to find the right explosive. I mean, from everything I've heard about these Angel things, I would think that someone blowing them up and stopping their awful behaviour would be a good thing! Or did they just explode spontaneously?" She frowned, and gnawed at her lower lip. She had done as much reading on the subject as she could, and she did have Time Lord instincts and innate grasp of temporal mechanics to draw on. "I suppooosseeee... If they tried to send someone through time, but something was influencing that person temporally already, the two forces could clash and cause a temporal schism, resulting in a volatile exothermic decompression in material space due to excessive agitation in the temporal dimension." She beamed brightly. "Sort of like time ram, but with people, and not TARDISes. What do you reckon, dad? You've done a ram or two in your time, I bet!"

What she was saying was not entirely impossible, or even improbable. It just sounded odd coming from someone who was beaming like a cheerleader on prom night. For all the danger they were in, she was not feeling scared. She was enjoying herself. She'd been genetically manipulated to make peril and dire fighting seem like a fun day at the zoo. Sooner or later, that was going to get her into serious trouble.
Alan Quartermain
 player, 31 posts
 Time Lord
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 04:17
Nothing To Fear
"Layers of temporal fluctuation," Alan suggested. "It may well be that the last layer is the one that sticks."

"How do you propose to find the Jagaroth, Doctor?"

Katrina Jones
 player, 17 posts
Tue 16 Apr 2019
at 05:36
Nothing To Fear
Triney considered Jenny's theory  carefully. It was a good theory but she didn't  think that she was being manipulated  temporally before meeting up with the angels.

"Its a good though but I dont think I have ever been manipulated temporally before I met them. Trust me I had been trying. I didn't see any explosives but I couldn't  really see much but the angel in front of me when the other one snuck up from behind me, but as I was yanked through time I swear they exploded."
The (15th) Doctor
 player, 54 posts
Fri 19 Apr 2019
at 04:47
Nothing To Fear
"I never used the TARDIS to ram anything," the Doctor answered as they entered the TARDIS. "Not intentionally. I've grown rather fond of her."

"Interesting theory, Jenny. Yes, I can see how instantaneous temporal decompression could cause an explosion. The only way for that to have happened under the circumstances you describe is if the person they were time shifting was chronally unstable."


He looks pointedly at Triney as if expecting her to explain that.

"Finding the particular Jagaroth that was manipulating the Babadook should be relatively easy. We'll just backtrack the psychic trail that it left."
Jenny
 player, 20 posts
 Love the Running!
Sat 20 Apr 2019
at 15:37
Nothing To Fear
Jenny looked down at her arm, where the time hopper was affixed. She gave a rather worried smile. "Oh. I think I am starting to see a flaw in my current transport arrangements. Probably best I don't use this agan until I've fixed the overheating problem."

She'd already caught fire once, and the sudden, random time jumps were fun at first. Of course, if they were totally random, what was the chance of her ending up here, right at this time? It all seemed a little too convenient...
Johnny Tornado
 Player, 25 posts
 Human Gunslinger
Sat 20 Apr 2019
at 17:27
Nothing To Fear
"Maybe someone shot them from range," Johnny suggested. "I've seen rocks and statues explode from a 45 caliber bullet hitting them square on."

As he entered the TARDIS again, he added.

"Suppose someone hit them with cannon-fire or a rocket."

"That reminds me, Doc... if the time tunnel jumps up and bites me again, should ah expect you to come looking for me or am ah gonna be on mah own? Just wondering, that's all."

The (15th) Doctor
 player, 55 posts
Tue 30 Apr 2019
at 01:11
Nothing To Fear
The Doctor steps up to the console, starting to flip switches and spin dials. "That doesn't mean you weren't unstable. Did you ever notice anything weird? Knowing things before they happen, not knowing things that had happened, thinking you had a brother when you actually had a sister? Things like that?"

To Johnny, he says, "I promise you, if I am at all capable of following you, I will. And I'm usually quite capable."
Jenny
 player, 21 posts
 Love the Running!
Tue 14 May 2019
at 23:07
Nothing To Fear
"He really is, you know." Jenny grinned in a rather teasing manner. "He ended a generations-old war on my home planet, and almost nobody had to die. Except me." She fluttered her eyelids innocently. "I got better."

She had clearly got over the whole dying thing. And she was not above poking at her father about it. Not in a cruel way, but she did have a curiosity to see how he might respond. He was such a massive part of her life, and they'd barely spent any time together. She wanted to know how he reacted to things.
The (15th) Doctor
 player, 56 posts
Thu 16 May 2019
at 23:56
Nothing To Fear
As he starts the TARDIS to following the psychic trail, the Doctor is quiet for a moment. "I never would have left you behind, you know," he says finally, "if I knew you could regenerate."
Jenny
 player, 22 posts
 Love the Running!
Fri 17 May 2019
at 12:04
Nothing To Fear
Jenny gently rested a hand on the Doctor's arm. She spoke softly, in quiet reassurance. "I know. There was no way you could have known. Even I didn't know, until it happened. And that was a real shock. I'm lucky they hadn't cremated me already. And it's given me the chance to see the universe, and run away from a great many interesting people. You gave me that. Thank you."
Johnny Tornado
 Player, 26 posts
 Human Gunslinger
Fri 17 May 2019
at 21:39
Nothing To Fear
"Regenerate? Ya make it sound like ya die and then come back to life!" Johnny said.

"Not that it's the weirdest thing ah've seen. Ah don't suppose you can pass that on to anyone."
The (15th) Doctor
 player, 57 posts
Thu 30 May 2019
at 23:19
Nothing To Fear
The Doctor looks back to Jenny and gives a small smile, "I'm glad." Then, with more energy, he adds, "And there's still more to see!"

Then he nods to Johnny, and says, "I've done it sixteen times." Then he shakes his head, and says, "No, you need to be a Time Lord. Well, or be conceived in the time vortex, but that's only happened once."

OOC: I'm very sorry for the delay, I dictated this message out before (or, at least, something very similar), but I guess I forgot to click the button to post it. I just assumed nobody had replied yet. Super embarrassing.