Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?   Posted by Dragondog.Group: 0
Dragondog
 GM, 166 posts
 GM
 Storyteller
Sat 23 Nov 2019
at 22:28
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
The MIB watching Jack and Isabella interrupts the training.

"It's time," he says. "Come with me."

You follow the MIB upstairs, through the two levels of the club, picking up Tom and another MIB on the second floor. Heading up to the private third floor where both Abe and Dean join the group with one additional MIB. The MIB that had escorted Abe returns to wherever they had come from. Dean's Sire is there too, as is her snow-white, short-haired chihuahua.

All four of you and those accompanying you are led into the conference room. Inside are the Baron, the impressive Native American Batran in his exclusive dark blue suit, the African American male Batran in cargo pants and multi-pocket vest, as well as two MIBs.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:29, Sat 23 Nov 2019.

De La Vega
 NPC Cravat Vampire, 1 post
 Baron of San Diego
Sat 23 Nov 2019
at 22:30
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
"It's good that everything worked out for the best," De La Vega says. "Any final note before I send you off?"
Dean Mason
 PC Schimba Vampire, 87 posts
Sat 23 Nov 2019
at 23:00
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
Dean shakes his head. He had a million questions of course, bit nothing urgent, and nothing that he assumes his Sire will not be able to answer given enough time.

He stands there in the same clothes he arrived in, looking flushed and about as human as he did when they had first arrived at the Jade Dragon.
Abe Griffith
 PC Fae, 96 posts
Sun 24 Nov 2019
at 01:51
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
Abe held his peace for a moment.  His mind was consumed in figuring out how to handle his family.

Then he asked, "Send us off where?"
Tom Flanagan
 PC Hunter, 46 posts
Sun 24 Nov 2019
at 06:08
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
His thoughts echoing Abe’s question, Tom nevertheless does not voice them. He has been training for three years to follow orders, and though he is not yet an airman, he has been taught to not question what he is told. Of course, the Baron may simply be seeing them off before departing on business of his own, or dismissing them for the evening to pursue their own devices.

”Thank you for allowing us in your domain, sir,” Tom says. ”We’re grateful for your accepting us into your fold.”
De La Vega
 NPC Cravat Vampire, 2 posts
 Baron of San Diego
Sun 24 Nov 2019
at 23:19
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
"To continue your new lives," the Baron starts, but doesn't get further before you are interrupted.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:52, Mon 25 Nov 2019.

Phillip Knight
 NPC Vampire, 2 posts
 6'4" 225 lbs 60 years
Sun 24 Nov 2019
at 23:22
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
The tall and old male who had been one of the prospective Sires enters the conference room in a hurry.

"Keren and Ha-yoon have been killed," he says. "There is a Hunter in town."
Dean Mason
 PC Schimba Vampire, 88 posts
Sun 24 Nov 2019
at 23:59
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
Dean feels his stomach lurch as the news was delivered. Who knows how many Vampires wiped out but a day before, two more older ones gone tonight from yet another danger.

He had liked Ha-yoon, from what little he had seen of her, and now she too was gone.

How were they going to survive all of this?

He looks around at his friends, with an expression of solidarity towards Tom before he looks to the Prince for his reaction.
Abe Griffith
 PC Fae, 97 posts
Mon 25 Nov 2019
at 14:19
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
Abe tried very hard to keep his jaw from dropping.  Was it a coincidence that the hunter had showed up just now?  Or was it contrived by someone and if so, was it by the Prince or another?

He looked at the other guys with an eyebrow raised, carefully not looking at Tom longer than the others.  Abe wasn't sure if the Prince was advertising Tom's nature, but he didn't want to do anything to betray it if it weren't being made public otherwise.
De La Vega
 NPC Cravat Vampire, 3 posts
 Baron of San Diego
Mon 25 Nov 2019
at 19:01
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
De La Vega is visibly shaken by the news.

"What does the hunter look like?"
Phillip Knight
 NPC Vampire, 3 posts
 6'4" 225 lbs 60 years
Mon 25 Nov 2019
at 19:43
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
"Male," Phillip says. "In his 30s. Mediterranean looking. Hair to his shoulders and a goatee. A master with the sword. We didn't stand a chance. He cut down Keren before we knew he was there. Ha-yoon ported to him and was sliced down too before I could reach them. So I vanished. It's pointless that all three of us should be destroyed, so I came here to report."

This message was last edited by the player at 20:20, Mon 25 Nov 2019.

De La Vega
 NPC Cravat Vampire, 4 posts
 Baron of San Diego
Mon 25 Nov 2019
at 20:06
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
"You made the right choice," De La Vega says and sighs. "A hunter is loose on our streets, the Banshees are back, and someone has challenged the Justicar." De La Vega shook his head. "No good deed goes unpunished."

"This changes nothing for you," he says while his eyes sweep across the four of you, ending on Tom as he says the final two words of his short sentence.

"Safety is paramount. You should bring your Younglings into the city where they can be protected."

This message was last edited by the player at 20:12, Mon 25 Nov 2019.

Matthew Hill
 NPC Vampire, 1 post
Mon 25 Nov 2019
at 20:15
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
"We are safer in our own Domain," Matthew says. "Where we can look after our own. We will not bring them here."
Annawon
 NPC Vampire, 1 post
Mon 25 Nov 2019
at 20:25
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
"This isn't the time to argue with the Baron," Annawon says.
Matthew Hill
 NPC Vampire, 2 posts
Mon 25 Nov 2019
at 20:30
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
"Of course you two city boys stick together," Matthew says. "We're leaving."
Dragondog
 GM, 167 posts
 GM
 Storyteller
Mon 25 Nov 2019
at 20:36
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
Matthew heads for the door and when Annawon starts to stop him, the Baron waves him off. Asali follows him and motions for Dean to join them.
De La Vega
 NPC Cravat Vampire, 5 posts
 Baron of San Diego
Mon 25 Nov 2019
at 20:40
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
"I will inform you when you are needed," De La Vega says looking at you. "Take your time to learn who you are now. "And you two," he looks at Dean and Jack, "make a clean exit from your old life. You don't want them coming to look for you. And make time to train together as a team. You will need it. And you're all dismissed."
Dean Mason
 PC Schimba Vampire, 89 posts
Tue 26 Nov 2019
at 04:33
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
Dean nodded his agreement, then lingers just a moment before he glanced to his friends and goes to join his Sire. Bound for wherever they would bring him.
Tom Flanagan
 PC Hunter, 47 posts
Tue 26 Nov 2019
at 04:34
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
A Hunter. Without even hearing the description, Tom knew what would be described. Mediterranean male, mid-30s. Tom had felt him outside, and no doubt, the Hunter had felt him, too. Feeling a little lost, he listens as Philip describes what happened, and Tom tries to process the Hunter's rationale. Hunters kill everyone, apparently, both Hunter and non-Hunter, and for some reason, Tom feels greater fear from this news than he does in a room full of vampires. What a weird world he inhabits now.

Tom also knows something that the Baron does not know: another Hunter had been in the Baron's club not an hour ago. Were the two working as a team? Was Daiyu a Hunter, too, and had somehow managed to keep this a secret from Sparrow? Regardless, Tom now knows now to recognize a Hunter's presence but not how to fight one, and if this Hunter made short work of two experienced vampires, he and and his cadre won't stand a chance.

Looking at Jack, Dean, and Abe, Tom nods his head. "We'll stay well away from the Hunter. He sounds terrifying, to be honest."
Abe Griffith
 PC Fae, 98 posts
Tue 26 Nov 2019
at 05:00
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
Abe nodded in agreement and acquiescence.  "Let's be off, then."  If the Baron and other elder vampires were making haste away, and if Tom was also bugging out, there was no way anyone else should stay.  Offhandedly, he wondered if Daiyu was on edge earlier because her demonic powers somehow let her know there was a hunter about.

He looked to Sparrow.  "You have a ride, or will you be taking us by short-cut?"  He asked.
Sparrow
 NPC Fae, 11 posts
Tue 26 Nov 2019
at 15:08
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
Sparrow had waited outside for the meeting to finish, she had seen Phillip hurry past to join in the meeting. And shortly thereafter it had ended with the Schimbas leaving first, almost hurriedly. It didn't seem like things had ended well.

And Abe asked how they were leaving the club.

"We are taking a shortcut," she confirmed and opened a portal for the three of them.
Abe Griffith
 PC Fae, 99 posts
Tue 26 Nov 2019
at 15:44
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
Abe jumped through without a moment's hesitation, curious about where they were headed.
Tom Flanagan
 PC Hunter, 48 posts
Tue 26 Nov 2019
at 22:06
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
Tom had thought the four of them would be staying together. Call it crazy, but Tom feels like he can protect Dean and Jack, at least partially, from the Hunter, so he isn't too wild about the plan to split the band up so soon after forming, but things seem to be moving fast. "We'll stay in touch, guys," he says to Dean and Jack before following Abe and Sparrow through the portal.
Jack Ward
 PC Fermec Vampire, 19 posts
Fri 29 Nov 2019
at 14:23
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
Jack closed his eyes and sensed the strange lights above him.

"I feel like I can feel light above us. Life, powerful life, or maybe magic. I can't feel regular humans, however," he surmised, putting two and two together. "Is that sufficient?" He asked Isabella.
Isabella Shaft
 NPC Fermec Vampire, 4 posts
 5'6" 115 lbs.
 Jack's Sire
Fri 29 Nov 2019
at 14:29
Re: Who wants to be normal when We can be Special?
Isabella was quiet for a little while. As if she was trying to figure out what Jack was sensing.

"I think you got that reversed," Isabella says. "The floor above us is the club and there are regular humans there. It is sufficient. What do you sense on this floor?"