Eldritch Horrors And Noir Detectives Pt 2

[18:44:08] <Alivi>Raine is looking through the folder again he flips through the details trying to make sense of them.
[18:44:33] <Tom90deg>zoe is watching TV
[18:45:19] <Lurktop>Raj is up on the roof being swagalicious and a sex magnet.
[18:45:24] <Lurktop>He's also meditating.
[18:45:41] <Tom90deg>She's got on one of the hotel robes, relaxing
[18:45:48] <Scantron>Satyana is drinking some water and reading a book.
[18:46:43] <Alivi>Raine looks over at Zoe, what show is she watching?
[18:47:04] <Tom90deg>She's watching Top Gear
[18:47:33] <Alivi>Raine closes the file and heads over, "So….what is this exactly?" he looks over at Zoe.
[18:48:02] <Kondraki>Elliot sits in the lounge, watching the TV as well. He wasn't that interested in cars, but british accents entertained him.
[18:48:12] <Tom90deg>"Hmm? Oh this, it's a british show about cars and cocking about."
[18:48:37] <Lurktop>Richard Hammond is being silly again, and being picked on by Jeremy. He wins the race.
[18:48:54] <Tom90deg>"Half the time they talk about very very fast cars, and the other half is them doing things like…making amphibous cars, or seing how far they can throw a caravan."
[18:49:22] <Alivi>"Cocking about?" Raine looks confused but shrugs. "Oh? He looks back interested. I don't know too much about cars," He admits, "Still seems exciting."
[18:49:38] <Dawny>Stephane heads in from the kitchen, glass of water hovering next to him while he walks and reads.
[18:49:54] <Tom90deg>"Me either."
[18:50:04] <Tom90deg>"Not really into cars, but this is a quite funny show."
[18:50:40] <Alivi>"I'd have to watch more to say anything else," Raine says with a small smile. He looks at her in her hotel robe. "Er… weren't you going to go shopping?"
[18:52:53] <Tom90deg>"What?"
[18:53:19] <Alivi>Raine tugs at his shirt sleeve insinuating the clothing thing.
[18:53:27] <Tom90deg>"Oh, it'll be fine, i've been going to the spa past few days. i'll go shopping tonight.'
[18:53:58] <Tom90deg>"Been quiet the past few days, I'm sure i'll have time tonight."
[18:54:23] <Dawny>Stephane glances around the room as he handlessly takes a sip of water, then goes back to his book.
[18:55:01] <Tom90deg>"HAve you BEEN to the spa here?"
[18:55:13] <Tom90deg>"They're amaxzing…"
[18:55:29] <Kondraki>Looking among the others in the room, Elliot wondered how they could all go on about such trivial things. It was hard for him remembering ever being part of such idle discussion, once.
[18:55:53] <Tom90deg>"Tonight I'll go shopping get some decent working clothes."
[18:56:08] <Alivi>"I've never been to the spa, do you know if they have a good finnish sauna?"
[18:56:21] <Tom90deg>"I think so, they've got everything there."
[18:56:37] <Tom90deg>"I feel amazing."
[18:56:41] <~Gwen>Addison wanders into the main area, laptop in hand. She is mumbling to herself.
[18:57:00] <Tom90deg>Zoe waves! "Hey Addy"
[18:57:04] <Alivi>Raine nods impressed. "Great, its been weird being away from home, I have a sauna near my condo if you ever are interested."
[18:57:50] <Dawny>Stephane rolls his eyes and turns a page.
[18:59:33] <Tom90deg>"Sounds fun!"
[18:59:42] <~Gwen>"Hi Zo'." She waves absentmindedly as she sits down at the dinner table, typing rapidly.
[19:00:00] <Tom90deg>"How's it going?"
[19:00:20] <Kondraki>Looking at Addison, he smiled slightly, shifting over on the couch.
[19:00:54] <Alivi>Raine looks over to Addison as she types. He places his hands in his pockets remember the night before and is incredibly thankful it wasn't real money they were using.
[19:01:05] <Dawny>Stephane coughs a few times, then puffs on his inhaler.
[19:01:34] <Alivi>Raine looks over at Stephane a bit concerned. "You alright there?"
[19:01:42] Scantron is now known as Scandinner
[19:02:53] <Dawny>Stephane looks up, blinks, then nods. "Yes Agent Virtanen, are you?"
[19:03:37] <Alivi>"Yes. You can call me Raine if you want."
[19:05:17] <Dawny>"I will call you either your Bureau-issued name, or one you request."
[19:05:50] <Alivi>Raine blinks confused. "Er….. ok…."
[19:05:51] <Kondraki>"Seems formal."
[19:06:01] <Kondraki>Elliot looked over to the two slowly.
[19:06:15] <Dawny>"We're coworkers, not friends."
[19:06:18] <Tom90deg>"Just call me Zoe."
[19:06:26] <Tom90deg>"And that's not true."
[19:06:39] <Kondraki>"…not a common perspective here."
[19:07:04] <Alivi>"I suppose, however we are also a team which means people should interact more than coworkers but look to eachother trustingly something that could denote friendship if you will."
[19:07:06] <~Gwen>Addison glances over to Elliot as he speaks, watching him. She adjusted her glasses and then went back to typing.
[19:07:43] <Tom90deg>"Yes…..you could look sat it that way."
[19:08:00] <Dawny>Stephane shrugs. "Your team shouldn't be something you have feelings about. You should work smoothly to fulfill your objective."
[19:09:16] <Alivi>Raine just sighs. "I suppose."
[19:09:25] <Kondraki>He smiled slightly, looking back to the TV. "Feelings wont be an issue."
[19:09:36] <Dawny>"Good"
[19:09:43] <Tom90deg>"That's not true."
[19:10:03] <Tom90deg>"Feelings give you motivation, more than you would normaly have."
[19:10:15] <Alivi>Raine looks at Zoe and nods in agreement.
[19:10:17] <~Gwen>The Imperial March begins playing from somewhere on Addison's person. Her eyes widen at Elliot's comment about emotion, and then she scrambles to answer her phone. "Yes sir?" She stands, looking over the team.
[19:10:23] Scandinner is now known as Scantron
[19:10:28] <Dawny>"Cloud your decisions as well."
[19:10:34] <Tom90deg>Zoe stars snickering.
[19:10:53] <Alivi>Raine looks back over at Addison, curious to what on earth that was all about.
[19:11:55] <Scantron>"I've never felt that I needed any particular emotional motivation to accomplish my objectives."
[19:12:30] <Tom90deg>Zoe shurgs. "That is an opnion, to be sure."
[19:12:56] <~Gwen>After a brief conversation, Addison hangs up the phone. "That was the Director," she begins. "There's been another murder. Mike and Lockheart are at Chicago PD HQ dealing with something else…we're being order to the scene."
[19:13:18] <Tom90deg>Zoe looks at Addision. "WEll…bugger."
[19:13:28] <Tom90deg>She sighs and gets to her feet, heading off to her room.
[19:13:53] <Alivi>Raine frowns. "That's not good…. So we are going on our own?"
[19:13:57] <Tom90deg>A few moments later, she emerges, straighting her tie on her uniform. "I really shouldn't have kept putting that off…."
[19:14:24] <Kondraki>Standing up, Elliot looked to Addison as he zipped up the front of his hoodie. "Seems like it."
[19:14:34] <Alivi>"If you need something warmer I have something you might be able to wear…"
[19:15:15] <Dawny>"Right then" Stephane heads to his room to grab his baton, then returns. "Are we ready?"
[19:15:35] <Scantron>Satyana stands up. "I'll go pack." She heads off to her room, then comes back with a small bag and an oversized coat.
[19:15:57] <Tom90deg>"Naw, I'll be fine."
[19:16:13] <Kondraki>Among other things, Elliot was at all times 'ready' to go on a mission. It was the only thing he had in his rather cold and colorless life at the moment.
[19:16:27] <Tom90deg>Zoe is kitted out as well. "Welp. shall we go?"
[19:16:35] <~Gwen>Addison glances to Zoe. "Zo' if you need clothes…we're about the same size." She puts her laptop in her shoulder bag, before producing her keys.
[19:16:59] <Tom90deg>"Naw, that's ok. I'll be fine."
[19:17:48] <Lurktop>Raj heads to change into something a little bit more casual than his normal attire.
[19:19:19] <Alivi>Raine moves towards the door.
[19:19:23] <Alivi>"Ready to go?"
[19:19:46] <Tom90deg>"Yup!"
[19:19:56] <Dawny>"Mhm"
[19:20:07] <Kondraki>Following Addison, Elliot seemed anxious to get out of the hotel room for once. Otherwise, he sat around like a lobotomy vicim watching trash TV, or listening to endlessly repeating cryptobiology lessons. "Let's go."
[19:20:43] <~Gwen>Addison nods and heads for the elevators to take them to the parking garage of the Trump tower. She slipped into the driver's seat of the Range Rover.
[19:21:27] <Tom90deg>zoe follows Addision down to the car.
[19:22:02] <Kondraki>Elliot took shotgun, eyes flashing with purple as he looked around the rover. Quite a crowd tonight.
[19:22:03] <Alivi>Raine follows along. He pauses as he notices Addison getting in the Driver's Seat suddenly hesitant to come along.
[19:22:11] <Scantron>Satyana follows them out and gets in the rover.
[19:22:14] <Dawny>Stephane slips into the back, humming quietly.
[19:22:33] <Tom90deg>Zoe climbs onboard and fastens her seatbelt.
[19:24:31] <Tom90deg>"Onward!"
[19:24:51] <~Gwen>Once the team was buckled in, Addison took off in her usual, completely insane way as she sped through Chicago traffic.
[19:25:29] <Tom90deg>Zoe keeps a tally of the number of traffic laws she beaks. She has an ongoing bet with Mike.
[19:26:52] <Kondraki>Elliot seems entirely unperturbed by his fiance's driving habits.
[19:27:10] <Alivi>Raine is clinging to his seat praying they survive.
[19:27:20] <Dawny>Stephane was meditating, silent except a quiet hum.
[19:28:19] <~Gwen>The jet black Range Rover weaves across the sitting, coming to halt at a fair fancy looking condominium, with a large police presence out front. Chicago PD obviously didn't do the subtlety thing.
[19:29:05] <Alivi>Raine looks at the amount of police. "Wow…."
[19:29:10] <Tom90deg>Zoe hops on out of the car. "RIght then."
[19:29:22] <Lurktop>Raj sighs. "People don't seem to understand the art of low-key investigations."
[19:29:32] <Dawny>"Who's on first?"
[19:29:43] <Tom90deg>"What's on second."
[19:30:20] <Alivi>Raine gets out of the car and looks at Addison, "Want me to get a visual?"
[19:30:29] <Dawny>Stephane side glances at Zoe. "What I was asking, is who's taking lead?"
[19:31:02] <Kondraki>Stepping out of the rover, Elliot's eyes seemed a bit sensitive to the flashing police lights, as he pulled the hood of his jacket over his head. "Someone should talk to the cops."
[19:31:18] <Tom90deg>"Oh…I thought you were quoteing that sketch…"
[19:31:34] <~Gwen>Addison nods to Raine. "Mike is joining us soon, with Lockheart. I'm relaying the Director's orders for now, I guess."
[19:31:42] <Tom90deg>"You know….Who's on fist, what's on second, I don't know is on third…."
[19:31:42] <Dawny>"I can talk, easy"
[19:32:27] <Tom90deg>"I can too. Shall we head on over and have a word with them Stephane?"
[19:32:30] <Alivi>"Alright…"
[19:33:20] <Alivi>1d10e+6 For Snow spying
[19:33:20] <Quidmore>Alivi: For Snow spying: 1d10e+6=13 (7)
[19:33:38] <Dawny>"Sure, take out a note book, write as I talk." Stephane pops his neck and heads for The Guy In Charge.
[19:34:22] <Tom90deg>Zoe follows, muttering, and taking out a notebook.
[19:35:02] <Scantron>Satyana exits the vehicle and follows Stephane. She attempts to look professional.
[19:35:14] Tox|Laptop (~ten.nozirev.soif.cdhsaw.EDB96CC1-CRInys|amitlU#ten.nozirev.soif.cdhsaw.EDB96CC1-CRInys|amitlU) joined the channel.
[19:35:43] <~Gwen>Raine gets a picture of the area out in front of the building. This is made easier by the fact that Chicago is lightly dusted in snow this evening. Addison slips out of the car, staying near to Elliot. The Guy in Charge is a suited gentleman, with a cigarette in his mouth. "You the folks from Interpol?"
[19:36:05] <Kondraki>Elliot didn't have much to do, and didn't exactly look the part at the moment, remaining by the rover.
[19:36:20] <Tom90deg>"We are, Nice to meet you."
[19:37:04] <Alivi>Raine smiles, "Got it."
[19:37:09] <~Gwen>"14th floor, unit 1414," the man says gesturing up with his head. "The scene is yours, let us know when you're finished."
[19:37:16] Tox|Exeunt is now known as Tox
[19:37:24] <Dawny>Stephane smiles slightly and smiles. "Thanks"
[19:37:35] <Dawny>and nods*
[19:38:48] <Alivi>Raine looks over at Addison, "When we get closer, I'll see what I can find inside the building. That ok with you?"
[19:39:24] <~Gwen>Addison glances to Raine, blinking. "Umm…y-yeah, sure…sounds good." She looks to the building. "We should head inside. I just sent a text to Mike, he's on the way."
[19:39:39] <Tom90deg>"Right then."
[19:40:03] <Tom90deg>Zoe turns to the guy in charge. "Anything of note we should know about before we head in?
[19:40:05] <Tom90deg>"
[19:40:43] <Tox|Laptop>Shortly afterward, another car pulls up to the place.
[19:40:50] <Alivi>"Sounds great!"
[19:41:03] <Tom90deg>"Hey Mike!"
[19:42:04] <Tox|Laptop>Mike gets out of the car, followed by Lockheart, presumably. "Hey, sorry I'm a little late to the party. Chicago brass wanted to chat, something about jurisdiction and why I was there." He shrugs.
[19:42:07] Scantron is now known as ScanAFK
[19:43:08] <Dawny>Stephane looks Mike over, frowning.
[19:43:28] <Tom90deg>"No problem. By the way…" Zoe hands Mike a five pound note. "Only had 11."
[19:44:31] <~Gwen>Lockheart steps out of the cab, taking a swig from a small flask. "This is far to nice an area for murder…" Also, I completely forget to do this at the beginning of plot, I need everyone (except Stephane) to roll Int+Investigation OR Occult OR Academics.
[19:45:04] <Kondraki>1d10e+7
[19:45:04] <Quidmore>Kondraki: 1d10e+7=10 (3)
[19:45:14] <Alivi>1d10e+5
[19:45:14] <Quidmore>Alivi: 1d10e+5=13 (8)
[19:45:19] <Tox|Laptop>Mike looks back at Stephane, eyes narrowing.
[19:45:24] <Lurktop>1d10e+6
[19:45:25] <Quidmore>Lurktop: 1d10e+6=18 (10, 2)
[19:45:35] <Tox|Laptop>1d10e+6 Woo
[19:45:36] <Quidmore>Tox|Laptop: Woo: 1d10e+6=9 (3)
[19:45:40] <Tom90deg>1d10e+6 int+invs
[19:45:40] <Quidmore>Tom90deg: int+invs: 1d10e+6=13 (7)
[19:46:50] <Tox|Laptop>He accepts the note from Zoe with a grin. "Toldja."
[19:47:00] <Tom90deg>"Oh just you wait.'
[19:47:33] <Dawny>1d10e+8 Stephane quirks an eyebrow at Mike.
[19:47:33] <Quidmore>Dawny: Stephane quirks an eyebrow at Mike.: 1d10e+8=9 (1)
[19:47:56] <Alivi>Raine waves at Mike, "Hey Mike."
[19:48:15] <~Gwen>There was one constant throughout all of the murders. They all occurred in the dead of night, around the same time. Also, just a refresher, this is the first case that Lockheart, the drunk, noir detective has been unable to figure out.
[19:48:59] <Tox|Laptop>"Hey, Raine." Mike nods at the younger man. "So, another day, another murder. Let's go up, shall we?"
[19:49:17] <Alivi>"Sure, once we get closer I can get a visual inside the house."
[19:49:23] <Tom90deg>"Right then. Hm…What date was the last murder?"
[19:50:44] <Tox|Laptop>Mike pulls out his PDA, on which he had assembled all the information regarding the murder spree, looking for patterns, and looks for the last date.
[19:51:00] <Tom90deg>"Well, the last…few actually."
[19:51:32] <~Gwen>Does Zoe mean this murder or the murder before this?
[19:51:46] <Tom90deg>Both, she's looking for any patterns in dates
[19:53:12] <~Gwen>The last murder was Sunday night. Before that, Thursday night. Then Tuesday. Then Saturday. All in the dead of night.
[19:53:44] ScanAFK is now known as Scantron
[19:54:01] <Tom90deg>"Hm…no pattern in the dates…just the time."
[19:54:17] <Scantron>1d10e+9 int+occult
[19:54:17] <Quidmore>Scantron: int+occult: 1d10e+9=10 (1)
[19:54:21] <Scantron>Motherfucker.
[19:55:39] <Tox|Laptop>"Well, maybe the pattern's in the number of days between murders?" Mike thinks. Sunday back to Thursday is three, Thursday to Tuesday is two…to Saturday's three again…
[19:55:58] <~Gwen>The elevator ride up to the 14th floor is uneventful…I mean…duh…it's elevator ride.
[19:56:04] <Tom90deg>"Could be no pattern at all as well…"
[19:56:13] <Alivi>Raine is just looking at his icepad.
[19:56:28] <Tom90deg>"Anywho, lets see what we can find here…If it's totaly random, this is gonna be really hard."
[19:57:12] <Scantron>"It really will help to have access to a crime scene, I think.
[19:57:13] <Scantron>"
[19:57:26] <Tom90deg>"Here's hopeing…"
[19:57:30] <Tox|Laptop>"Mmm. It's hard to prepare a defense when things happen so randomly." Mike shakes his head.
[19:57:37] <Tom90deg>Zoe exits the elevator, and looks around the hall
[19:58:03] <Tox|Laptop>Mike does as well, glancing in each direction before heading towards the scene.
[19:58:19] <Alivi>Raine manipulates the ice crystals to go ahead towards the scene to get any visuals there.
[19:58:24] <~Gwen>There is a door that has yellow crime tape across it. Perceptions from everyone please.
[19:58:27] <Lurktop>Raj frowns.
[19:58:27] <Tom90deg>Zoe follows mike.
[19:58:32] <Alivi>1d10e+6
[19:58:33] <Quidmore>Alivi: 1d10e+6=11 (5)
[19:58:40] <Lurktop>1d10e+6
[19:58:40] <Quidmore>Lurktop: 1d10e+6=7 (1)
[19:59:12] <Tox|Laptop>1d10e+8 tagging Lycan Sense
[19:59:13] <Quidmore>Tox|Laptop: tagging Lycan Sense: 1d10e+8=13 (5)
[19:59:19] <Alivi>Raine frowns as he looks at the icepad. "Hey Mike… I think you should see this…"
[19:59:43] <Tom90deg>1d10e+3
[19:59:43] <Quidmore>Tom90deg: 1d10e+3=9 (6)
[19:59:54] <Tox|Laptop>"What's up?" Mike comes alongside Raine and peers at the icepa.
[19:59:57] <Tox|Laptop>*icepad.
[19:59:57] <Scantron>1d10e+7
[19:59:58] <Quidmore>Scantron: 1d10e+7=14 (7)
[20:00:17] <~Gwen>The image on the ice pad is of a living in one of these condos. It's dark. The body is on the floor, covered in lash marks. And the large window is blown inwards, as if something came through it.
[20:00:47] <Tox|Laptop>Mike frowns. "Something came in from outside. Something /huge./"
[20:00:55] <Alivi>"Yea…."
[20:01:02] <Tom90deg>"Yah…"
[20:01:03] <~Gwen>Satyana, Raine, and Mike all notice that Lockheart appears to have rather spontaneously developed a fever.
[20:01:26] <Alivi>Raine looks at Lockheart. "You alright there? You don't look that good…."
[20:01:27] <Tox|Laptop>Mike looks over at Lockheart. "Hey, bud. Y'alright over there?"
[20:01:34] <Tom90deg>Zoe approaches the window, looks around the edges for anything that may have be scraped.
[20:02:13] <~Gwen>The detective nods waving the two of them off with his ring-bearing hand. 'I'm fine, I'm fine. Exhaustion, is all."
[20:02:44] <Tox|Laptop>"Doesn't look like exhaustion to me. You sure you're good?"
[20:02:46] <Alivi>"Alright, well take it easy. Would hate for you to get ill at a place like this…"
[20:03:22] <~Gwen>"I'm fine, Agent Weyland." He stands up straight and walks to the crime scene.
[20:03:54] <Tom90deg>Zoe follows him on in
[20:03:58] <Scantron>Satyana follows, having decided that commenting on Lockheart's fever could wait until she had something to say about it. She's still thinking on it, thoug.
[20:04:00] <Alivi>Raine follows as well.
[20:04:01] <Scantron>*though.
[20:04:22] <Lurktop>"I have a question, do we have a list of all the complete addresses?"
[20:04:25] <Tox|Laptop>Mike shrugs mentally, walking over to the crime scene. "Okay, first rule of crime scene procedure. Wear gloves if you must touch anything."
[20:04:47] <~Gwen>Addison looks at the body. "I'd rather just take pictures, honestly…touching anything in here…yuck…"
[20:04:49] <Tom90deg>"Right. Who's got some gloves."
[20:05:23] <Tox|Laptop>"I always carry gloves." Mike pulls out a little box and passes it around.
[20:06:00] <Tox|Laptop>As he holds the box out to Zoe, he raises an eyebrow. "Weren't you going to go shopping?"
[20:06:07] <Tom90deg>Zoe snaps them on, and approaches the window, looking at the edges
[20:06:14] <Tom90deg>"I lost track of time."
[20:06:19] <Scantron>Satyana takes a pair of gloves and puts them on. Can she roll Occult to examine the scene for any relevant information that she wouldn't have found on the bodies?
[20:06:38] <Lurktop>Raj approeaches Mike and nudges him. "Addresses. Where were the bodies found?"
[20:07:25] <Tox|Laptop>"Clearly." Mike puts his own gloves on, then turns to Raj. "Oh, uh." Out comes the PDA again, and he pulls up the files on each murder for the addresses.
[20:08:42] <Alivi>Raine takes the gloves and places them on, not quite happily.
[20:09:08] <Tom90deg>1d10e+4 glass?
[20:09:08] <Quidmore>Tom90deg: glass?: 1d10e+4=8 (4)
[20:09:21] <Tox|Laptop>1d10e+5 WTS + INV addresses!
[20:09:21] <Quidmore>Tox|Laptop: WTS + INV addresses!: 1d10e+5=11 (6)
[20:10:05] <Scantron>1d10e+7 wits+inv glass
[20:10:05] <Scantron>1d10e+7 wits+inv addresses
[20:10:05] <Quidmore>Scantron: wits+inv glass: 1d10e+7=14 (7)
[20:10:06] <Quidmore>Scantron: wits+inv addresses: 1d10e+7=10 (3)
[20:10:23] <Lurktop>1d10e+7 Wits + Inv Addresses don't fuck me Quid
[20:10:23] <Quidmore>Lurktop: Wits + Inv Addresses don't fuck me Quid: 1d10e+7=20 (10, 3)
[20:11:14] <Lurktop>"Thirteen, at night." Raj says calmly. "All the addresses involve 13 somehow."
[20:11:22] <Alivi>Raine maniplate the snowflakes outside to see if there is anything outside to notice.
[20:11:35] <Tom90deg>"Hm…And we are on the 13th floor."
[20:11:50] <Lurktop>"Indeed. 14th according to the building, but 13 in construction."
[20:11:54] <Tox|Laptop>"Really? Huh." Mike frowns. "Why didn't I see that before?"
[20:12:14] <Lurktop>"Because you aren't me." Raj smiles a bit. "No offense intended, just being honest."
[20:12:14] <Kondraki>1d10e+8 Glass
[20:12:14] <Quidmore>Kondraki: Glass: 1d10e+8=16 (8)
[20:12:22] <Tom90deg>"You know how it is, when you're looking for details, sometimes you miss the big things."
[20:12:54] <Tox|Laptop>Mike grins at Raj. "I suppose that's true, Zoe."
[20:12:58] <Alivi>He finds nothing. So he brings the ice crystals back inside and just kind of lets them drift. He looks around trying to avoid looking at the body.
[20:13:07] <~Gwen>Addison is doing the CSI thing, taking pictures of all of the things.
[20:13:20] <Tox|Laptop>Mike goes over to the body. "Now, what can you tell me…"
[20:13:43] <Dawny>"Do we have any witness reports?"
[20:14:14] <Tom90deg>"I really hope the connection is more than addresses were factors of 13. That is gonna make things really hard to find."
[20:14:27] <Tox|Laptop>He begins examining the body, what he can see exposed at first. Is the victim dressed? Clothes look mucked with? Was the body moved peri- or postmortem?
[20:14:28] <Scantron>Satyana kneels down near the victim. How is he/she posed?
[20:14:46] <~Gwen>Satyana - give me Int + Occult + you specialty.
[20:15:07] <Tom90deg>Zoe beings to search the rest of the room, looking for any marks, scrapes or anything of intrest in the rest of the room.
[20:15:08] <~Gwen>The body is posed as if he put up a fight. There are three tendril burns on his body.
[20:15:54] <Tox|Laptop>"Body doesn't look eaten at…put up a fight, but these burns….shouldn't have killed him."
[20:16:12] <Tom90deg>"Does he have a phone?"
[20:16:13] <Alivi>"Then how did they die?"
[20:16:21] <Tox|Laptop>"I'm no coroner, but these aren't cause of death." Mike points at the burn marks.
[20:16:32] <Tom90deg>"May have gotten a photo of it, if he had time…but that's a outside chance."
[20:16:35] <Tox|Laptop>"Hmm. You think he got a picture of his attacker?"
[20:16:39] <Alivi>Raine frowns, "This is somewhat concerning…"
[20:16:41] <Tom90deg>"Honestly?"
[20:16:52] <Tom90deg>"No, but we'd be ammiss to not check."
[20:16:55] <Tox|Laptop>"Anything's worth checking," Mike nods, checking the man for a phone.
[20:16:55] <Scantron>1d10e+10 int+occult+specialty
[20:16:55] <Quidmore>Scantron: int+occult+specialty: 1d10e+10=11 (1)
[20:17:51] <~Gwen>He does have a phone. The screen is cracked and the phone is faintly…magical?
[20:18:26] <Tox|Laptop>"Got some energy here," Mike reports. "Let's see if you'll turn on for us." He attempts to power on the phone.
[20:18:43] <Tom90deg>"Magical energy?"
[20:18:44] <~Gwen>The phone will not turn on.
[20:18:47] <Tom90deg>"Hm…maybe he did…
[20:18:49] <Tom90deg>"
[20:19:02] <Tom90deg>"Addision can get access to whatevers on it, I've no doubt."
[20:19:07] <Tox|Laptop>"Okay, phone's dead. Addison, can I borrow your computer? And yeah, magical residue."
[20:19:16] <Tox|Laptop>"Better, can I borrow you?"
[20:19:22] <~Gwen>Addison glances up and nods. "Yeah, boss. What's up?"
[20:19:30] <Tom90deg>"Maybe we got lucky then…maybe he got a photo of it."
[20:19:33] <Alivi>Raine Shifts a bit and looks around.
[20:19:55] <~Gwen>Lockheart is standing by the door, taking another swig of booze. He looks like shit.
[20:19:57] <Tox|Laptop>"This phone smells of magical energy, and it's not turning on. Think you can pull anything off it if we charge it off your machine a sec?"
[20:19:59] <Kondraki>Something about the whole scene just seemed to put him off. Hanging around Addison, this kind of thing used to be his specialty, but now…it felt more appropriate to let the others work things out.
[20:20:11] <Alivi>Raine goes over to the door. "Are you sure you are ok? Maybe you need to sit down and rest."
[20:21:10] <~Gwen>The man glances to Raine. "Nonsense, kiddo. I'll be fine." Addison nods and produces her laptop, looking for a place to set the camera down. She glances from side to side, before holding the camera up to Elliot.
[20:21:26] <Dawny>Stephane looks around for notes, or any info on this man's last days.
[20:21:59] <Tom90deg>As does Zoe, any mail, photos, anything at all.
[20:22:07] <Scantron>Satyana frowns. "I've got nothing."
[20:22:30] <Tox|Laptop>Mike pulls a face. "The marks alone shouldn't have been lethal, right, Satyana?"
[20:22:41] <Scantron>"I'm not a doctor, Mike. But I don't think so."
[20:23:01] <Kondraki>Looking at the camera more closely, Elliot's eyes lit up.
[20:23:01] <Dawny>1d10e+6 what do I see?
[20:23:02] <Quidmore>Dawny: what do I see?: 1d10e+6=10 (4)
[20:23:07] <Tom90deg>1d10e+5
[20:23:08] <Quidmore>Tom90deg: 1d10e+5=10 (5)
[20:23:17] <Alivi>"If you say so… is this what all the other crime scenes looked like?"
[20:23:37] <Tox|Laptop>"No, but you're the closest we have to an occult expert." He smiles.
[20:23:54] <Tox|Laptop>Mike hooks up the phone to Addison's computer.
[20:24:14] <~Gwen>"It's not going to charge that much, it's completely fried, but I'm ripping everything off of it now."
[20:24:36] <Tom90deg>?
[20:25:06] <Tox|Laptop>"Got it. Anything you can get is more than we had before."
[20:25:14] <~Gwen>Zoe and Stephane find that he lived alone, paid all his bills on time, had no pets, save a goldfish in the kitchen (also dead). He was…rather plain.
[20:25:30] <Kondraki>Taking the camera, he held onto it as his eyes shifted from purple to yellow.
[20:25:33] <Tom90deg>"Wait a second…"
[20:25:39] <Tom90deg>"When did he die?"
[20:25:42] <Kondraki>1d10e+7
[20:25:42] <Quidmore>Kondraki: 1d10e+7=16 (9)
[20:26:07] <Scantron>Satyana stands up and stretches. She begins to wander through the apartment (or through the room, if it's not that big) and starts to look for any books, items, photos, etc. that would indicate some interest in the occult.
[20:26:18] <Tox|Laptop>"We just got the call, so…they may have just found the body."
[20:26:35] <Tom90deg>"When was time of death then? His fish is dead."
[20:26:38] <Tox|Laptop>"Official TOD comes from the coroner."
[20:26:47] <Tom90deg>"I mean, if he's only been dead for a few hours, it shouldn't be dead."
[20:26:50] <Tox|Laptop>"But…I can give you a guess."
[20:27:07] <Dawny>Stephane looks for any info on any of the man's associates.
[20:27:14] <Tox|Laptop>Mike examines the body. Rigor, lividity, body set. Back of the envelope, how long's this guy been dead?
[20:27:52] <~Gwen>Mike discovers that the man died in the dead of night, between the hours of midnight and 2 in the morning. Stephane finds that he had a dinner date with 'Alonzo and the boys' tonight.
[20:28:12] <Kondraki>Squinting slightly, his eyes returned to normal as he looked to Addison. "I've…never seen anything like that. Not since I started seeing like this."
[20:28:13] <Tox|Laptop>What time is it now, in-game?
[20:28:15] <Scantron>Can Satyana roll Wits+Occult to recognize things?
[20:28:17] <~Gwen>"Y-Yeah…basically." He coughs. Raine - perception
[20:28:25] <~Gwen>Satyana - what things?
[20:28:26] <Alivi>1d10e+6
[20:28:27] <Quidmore>Alivi: 1d10e+6=13 (7)
[20:28:46] <Scantron>Any books, items, photos, etc. that would indicate some interest in the occult.
[20:28:52] <Scantron>On the part of the victim, that is.
[20:29:10] <Dawny>"He had plans for supper"
[20:29:23] <Tom90deg>"Something's wrong…"
[20:29:24] <Kondraki>"The emotional imprint on this item is…unique. The emotions they represent are wholly inhuman."
[20:29:52] <Tox|Laptop>"Best I can place it, this man died between midnight and two AM."
[20:29:57] <~Gwen>Addison looks from her computer to Elliot. "What do you mean? What do you see." For a brief moment an image pops up on Addison's computer. It's a horrifying monster. The picture is there for a moment then a gout of sparks erupts from her computer, the LCD panel cracking. "Is i- woah!"
[20:30:04] <Tom90deg>"The fish died…" Zoe begins to look around the kitchen for any bugs, flies or whatever that're dead.
[20:30:17] <Tox|Laptop>Mike is in the process of standing, then jerks back. "The hell was that?!"
[20:30:21] <~Gwen>Raine notices that the man's veins are more…evident than they were before.
[20:30:21] <Tom90deg>Zoe spins around. "Addy?"
[20:30:25] <Tom90deg>"You ok?"
[20:30:38] <Alivi>Raine frowns then looks over at Addison, "Hey are you ok?"
[20:30:45] <Tox|Laptop>"What happened to your computer? Did something on the phone fry it?"
[20:30:51] <Dawny>Stephane looks up, eyes widening for a moment.
[20:31:15] <Tom90deg>Zoe turns back to the kitchen, looking for any telltale dead bugs.
[20:31:36] <~Gwen>Addison blinks. 'I /just/ bought this damn thing…" She tries to turn it on. "Weird…"
[20:31:59] <Alivi>Raine looks back to Lockheart, "Well…that was surprising huh…." He takes a breath and looks back, "Are you sure you don't want to sit down?" Raine is getting very concerned now. "Maybe you should stop drinking for now. You are looking a lot worse."
[20:32:01] <Tox|Laptop>"You had the insurance on it, right?" Mike jokes.
[20:32:15] <~Gwen>Zoe finds a bunch of dead bugs around the place.
[20:32:15] <Kondraki>The image seemed burned into his retinas, as he holds onto Addison. "That…that was what was causing those emotions."
[20:32:23] <Tom90deg>"Bugger…"
[20:32:26] <Tom90deg>"Guys!"
[20:32:30] <Tox|Laptop>"Yeah, Zoe?"
[20:32:34] <Dawny>Stephane shrugs and continues to look for information about this guy.
[20:32:43] <Tom90deg>"There's a bunch of dead bugs here too."
[20:32:59] <Tox|Laptop>"…" Mike tilts his head.
[20:33:03] <Tom90deg>"The fish died as well…I think whatever killed him killed those too."
[20:33:19] <Tom90deg>"There's no way his goldfish died in a few hours."
[20:33:47] <Tox|Laptop>Mike tilts his head. pacing. "Hmmmm."
[20:33:53] <~Gwen>Lockheart glares at Raine this time. "Listen kid, I'm fine." He sounds…stressed and stern. Addison tilts her head. "what image?"
[20:35:06] <Kondraki>"The one that appeared on the screen before it broke. That was it, I'm sure of it."
[20:35:19] <Tox|Laptop>"If the monster were attacking the person, why'd the other things die?"
[20:35:27] <Scantron>1d10e+9
[20:35:27] <Quidmore>Scantron: 1d10e+9=10 (1)
[20:35:35] <~Gwen>Addison blinks. "Show me." She stands and reaches for the sides of his head.
[20:35:38] <Scantron>What the fuck. "Tonight is not my night…"
[20:35:46] <Alivi>Raine takes a small step back his icepad tucked under his arm as he puts both hands up, "Sorry… didn't mean to offend. Just worried is all…"
[20:36:02] <~Gwen>"Yeah well…worry at someone else." He takes another, longer drink.
[20:36:25] <Scantron>"None of this is right…"
[20:36:28] <Kondraki>Nodding, Elliot closed his eyes, picturing the image in his mind's eye with relative ease. With the surpression on his mind in place, it was a rather…stark place, all his demons safely locked away.
[20:36:38] <Tox|Laptop>"Are you /sure/ you're alright?" Mike asks Lockheart, frowning.
[20:36:42] <Tom90deg>"I don't know….Maybe it has some kinda….death aura."
[20:36:54] <Tom90deg>"I've no idea, but look. Dead fish, dead bugs…"
[20:37:00] <Alivi>Raine sighs not feeling too great about this. He rubs the back of his neck and looks over at Mike. «Mike his veins…is there a medical reason you know for that?»
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[20:37:53] <Tox|Laptop>"Things dying out of turn…" «Veins?>he asks, confused. «He sounds kinda angry, maybe it's stress?»
[20:38:12] <~Gwen>Addison places her hands on the side of his head and closes her eyes. Moments later she recoils. German. "[Hurensohn]!" She shivers. "B-Boss…something really nasty did this."
[20:38:14] <Alivi>«Maybe… I just don't know… maybe I am too worried?»
[20:38:28] <Tox|Laptop>"Nasty? How nasty is nasty?" Mike turns his head back to Addison.
[20:38:55] <Alivi>Raine looks back over at Lockheart. But chooses not to say anything else.
[20:39:03] <Tom90deg>"And How worried should we be?"
[20:39:14] <~Gwen>Addison sends an image to Mike. It's utterly horrifying. The only clear part of the image is a set of three eyes….filled with hate.
[20:39:48] <Tox|Laptop>Mike's head jerks and he stumbles back, recoiling. "Fuck me!"
[20:40:06] <Tom90deg>Zoe looks out the door. "What? What happened?"
[20:40:07] <Alivi>Raine looks over at the others.
[20:40:40] <~Gwen>Lockheart coughs and runs a hand through his hair. Raine notices that he takes quite a bit of hair off of his head. "Are we…are we done here?"
[20:40:58] <Scantron>Satyana sighs. "I didn't want to have to use this so soon…" Satyana digs in her bag and pulls out a small test tube. She presses it to her forehead and closes her eyes, frowning.
[20:40:59] <Tox|Laptop>"Y-Yeah. Th-that thing's horrible. A-And…I just realized, it has to be attacking on its own. There's no way that people who just /happen/ to live in a place connected to the number 13 all summoned it."
[20:41:08] <Scantron>1d10e+8 presence+occult
[20:41:08] <Quidmore>Scantron: presence+occult: 1d10e+8=11 (3)
[20:41:23] <Alivi>Raine looks back at Lockheart, "Whoa…now…that…isn't good…" He looks back at Mike, «Hey Mike I think Lockheart should wait outside. He seems to be getting very ill…»
[20:41:47] <Kondraki>"Whatever that is…fighting it might not be an option."
[20:41:47] <Tom90deg>"If the only connection is the 13…how are we gonna get it?"
[20:41:56] <Dawny>Stephane looks at each person in tern.
[20:42:27] <Tox|Laptop>Mike looks over, and his eyes widen. «That's not…ill. I've never seen anything do that, he was fine an hour ago.»
[20:42:31] <Lurktop>Raj frowns. He's glad he's not looking at any Eldritch shit. :I
[20:42:48] <Alivi>« Do you think he is getting affected by something in here?»
[20:43:12] <Alivi>Raine turns back to Lockheart, how does he look now?
[20:43:23] <Tom90deg>«Could be. He should leave….»
[20:43:24] <Tox|Laptop>«Maybe. Can't rule anything out.>Mike steps over to Lockheart. "Listen. Are you /positive/ you're okay?"
[20:43:56] <Scantron>«Not bad, Raine, but I figured it out. The rock in his ring is one of the few things that can contain eldritch energy. It either /is/ or /was/ a vessel for something VERY bad.»
[20:44:03] <~Gwen>He still looks like shit, but his face genuinely looks like he's fine. "Yes, for god's sake, I am fine!" He stamps his foot for emphasis, the floor board cracking audibly.
[20:44:07] <Scantron>Satyana smiles and places the test tube back into her bag.
[20:44:17] <Scantron>She jumps a bit at the sudden noise.
[20:44:40] <Tox|Laptop>Mike flinches slightly. «….»
[20:44:46] <Kondraki>On the suspicions of the others in the team, Elliot decided to give another look at this Lockheart.
[20:44:59] <Tom90deg>«Well…hell.»
[20:45:01] <Kondraki>1d10e+8 Emotion Sight
[20:45:01] <Quidmore>Kondraki: Emotion Sight: 1d10e+8=9 (1)
[20:45:16] <~Gwen>Elliot's sight is blinded by hate radiating form him.
[20:45:20] <Tom90deg>«I don't think i can get the ring off him without him knowing. I'm good, but not that good.»
[20:45:32] <Dawny>1d10e+9 int+acc+5yrs Stephane tries to place what may be going on.
[20:45:32] <Quidmore>Dawny: int+acc+5yrs Stephane tries to place what may be going on.: 1d10e+9=15 (6)
[20:45:52] <Alivi>Raine jumps. "Its ok… maybe just we should go outside and get air?"
[20:46:15] <Tom90deg>"Yah, lets step outside for a bit."
[20:46:29] <Scantron>Satyana turns to Lockheart. "And by the way, I'll need to see your ring for a moment."
[20:46:31] <Tox|Laptop>Mike unsnaps his Babbage, going cold. "…Lockheart…"
[20:46:45] <Dawny>"This is bad…"
[20:46:54] <~Gwen>"Air sounds good," he practically snarls. He runs a hand through his hair,yanking more out…as if he's just…falling apart. He tilts his head at Mike. "Really…/Weyland/!?"
[20:47:18] <Tom90deg>"Come on, lets take a step outside. Come on then, get some air. I could use some as well…"
[20:47:25] <Tom90deg>Zoe begins to move towards the door.
[20:47:56] <Lurktop>Raj readies himself to intervene if necessary.
[20:48:09] <Scantron>«OR, we could /not/ encourage him to be in the presence of a bunch of police officers when he explodes with Eldritch energy.>Satyana rolls her eyes.
[20:48:31] <Tox|Laptop>"Gonna need you to give the nice lady your ring," he says slowly, fear prickling through him.
[20:48:40] <Kondraki>Shifting his hand to his neck, he glanced at Addison. «If we have to fight this thing…I might need you to help keep me under control.»
[20:48:59] <Tom90deg>«Great»
[20:49:14] <Tom90deg>«Ok, plan? We stunning first, asking questions later?»
[20:49:22] <Scantron>Satyana extends a hand, rifling through her bag with the other for her spray.
[20:49:29] <Alivi>Raine looks at Lockheart, "Just give them the ring for a bit, we can go outside. Maybe get a drink nearby." Raine hopes this works.
[20:49:34] <Tox|Laptop>His hand's settled on the grip of his Babbage.
[20:50:03] <~Gwen>"Are you threatening me…/Michael/?" Addison looks up to Elliot and nods. "But fine…I'll give her the ring." He slips the ring off and tosses it to Satyana, watching Mike closely.
[20:50:23] <Dawny>Stephane is watching closely.
[20:50:29] <Tox|Laptop>"That all depends, Lockheart," Mike says coolly.
[20:50:49] <Scantron>Satyana catches the ring in her hand and looks it over. Does she feel any different while holding it?
[20:51:15] <Tox|Laptop>"How're you feeling right now?"
[20:51:17] <Alivi>"Why don't we head out now."
[20:51:25] <~Gwen>Nope, but it's the colour it is when it's empty. Freeze, in coming plot.
[20:51:25] <Dawny>Stephane flicks his wrist, extending his 18in baton.
[20:55:09] <~Gwen>"I feel…free!" His veins explode from his skin into dark blue tendrils. His skin begins to blot and turn deep, blue. His legs morph into a thick tail. His face sloughs off, in place of a circular mouth. The creature lifts off the ground and angles forward. The top of Lockhearts head is now three eyes…filled with hate. The creature lets out a shrill crying. http://bit.ly/VtlqDF Resolve + Composure still in freeze.
[20:55:34] <Tox|Laptop>1d10e+7 Res+Cmp 1
[20:55:34] <Quidmore>Tox|Laptop: Res+Cmp 1: 1d10e+7=14 (7)
[20:55:36] <Tox|Laptop>1d10e+7 Res+Cmp 2
[20:55:36] <Quidmore>Tox|Laptop: Res+Cmp 2: 1d10e+7=25 (10, 8)
[20:55:37] <Alivi>1d10e+6
[20:55:38] <Quidmore>Alivi: 1d10e+6=17 (10, 1)
[20:55:51] <Kondraki>1d10e+7
[20:55:52] <Quidmore>Kondraki: 1d10e+7=13 (6)
[20:55:54] <Tom90deg>1d10e+2
[20:55:55] <Quidmore>Tom90deg: 1d10e+2=7 (5)
[20:55:59] <Dawny>1d10e+5 eep!
[20:56:00] <Quidmore>Dawny: eep!: 1d10e+5=9 (4)
[20:56:33] <Scantron>1d10e+3+3+2 res+comp+trait (not fearing the paranormal)
[20:56:33] <Quidmore>Scantron: res+comp+trait (not fearing the paranormal): 1d10e+3+3+2=9 (1)
[20:56:41] <~Gwen>1d10e+5
[20:56:41] <Quidmore>Gwen: 1d10e+5=8 (3)
[20:56:59] <Scantron>1d10e+8 What I just said except Quid I will fucking cut you
[20:57:00] <Quidmore>Scantron: What I just said except Quid I will fucking cut you: 1d10e+8=9 (1)
[20:57:28] <Scantron>1d10e+8 Suck my dick, Quidmore.
[20:57:29] <Quidmore>Scantron: Suck my dick, Quidmore.: 1d10e+8=14 (6)
[20:58:24] <~Gwen>Zoe, Stephane, and Addison are all hit with their worst fear. Everyone else, you get one action. Addison tenses and glances around. "W-Who…turned out…the lights!?"
[20:58:32] <~Gwen>unfreeze
[20:58:52] <Lurktop>1d10e+4 Res+Comp
[20:58:52] <Quidmore>Lurktop: Res+Comp: 1d10e+4=6 (2)
[20:59:00] <~Gwen>and Raj. Worst fear.
[20:59:12] <Tom90deg>Zoe starts to breathe quickly, looking around at the walls, she looks a bit odd, the smell of ozone riseing from her. "Too close…"
[20:59:13] <Dawny>Stephane hits his knee, preying loudly in Creole.
[20:59:17] <Tom90deg>"Too close"
[20:59:45] <Alivi>Raine grabs Zoe who is close to him, and moves to get some distance between them and the thing.
[20:59:48] <Tox|Laptop>Mike draws his Babbage, a grin rising to his face. "You're gonna be feelin' dead in a minute!" He discharges a bolt of energy straight into that ugly mug.
[21:00:07] <Tox|Laptop>"Addison, you're alright, it's not real. I'm here and the lights are on."
[21:00:15] <Tox|Laptop>1d10e+9 Hwacha!
[21:00:15] <Quidmore>Tox|Laptop: Hwacha!: 1d10e+9=15 (6)
[21:00:46] <Tom90deg>When you grab zoe, you feel a tingle on your hand, Zoe is teleporting in place, stutteing in one place, the electirical smell of ozone wafting off of her as she oes it faster and faster
[21:00:59] <Tom90deg>"Can't get out, too close!"
[21:01:36] <~Gwen>The Babbage bolt hits the creature as it starts to move towards the window. Addison stands RIGID looking around the room. "Someone…please turn the lights back on," she sounds small.
[21:01:36] <Alivi>"It's ok, Zoe, You are fine." Raine tries to say this as reassuringly as possible. "We are fine."
[21:01:39] <Tox|Laptop>~Addison! Use my eyes! The lights are /on!/~
[21:01:50] <Scantron>Satyana quickly pulls her Babbage out of her bag and shoots.
[21:01:50] <Scantron>1d10e+5 shooting
[21:01:50] <Quidmore>Scantron: shooting: 1d10e+5=9 (4)
[21:01:52] <Tox|Laptop>"TAKE THIS FUCKER OUT!"
[21:02:39] <Tom90deg>Zoe dosn't listen, she's got her eyes closed, she seems to almost be stutterng in place. "Can't run, can't run…"
[21:02:43] <~Gwen>Same deal. The Babbage bolt makes contact. The Creature groans but keeps going, faster now.
[21:03:06] <Kondraki>Flicking the release on his neck to the third level, Elliot's suit lit up, his hoodie burning up in a blaze of brightly colored flames as his guns appeared back into his hands, glowing bright with otherworldly power. Bringing them to bear, they fired on the Aboleth.
[21:03:20] <Tox|Laptop>Could Mike tackle it to the ground if he intercepted it before it broke out of the window?
[21:03:28] <Dawny>Stephane preys louder, shaking his head, tears running down his cheeks.
[21:03:41] <Kondraki>1d10e+12 Firearms+Dex+Trait(The Fourth)
[21:03:42] <Quidmore>Kondraki: Firearms+Dex+Trait(The Fourth): 1d10e+12=19 (7)
[21:03:53] <Tox|Laptop>~ADDISON!~
[21:04:04] <Alivi>1d10e+8 Supercooled Crystals Ice Wall
[21:04:04] <Quidmore>Alivi: Supercooled Crystals Ice Wall: 1d10e+8=19 (10, 1)
[21:04:34] <~Gwen>No, Mike can't Fucker is big. Elliot's guns make contact with the creatures face causing it to roar as it speeds towards the window. Blinded, it doesn't see the ice wall form in the window, which it crashes into.
[21:04:53] <~Gwen>Addison yelps at the sound of Elliot's guns. She hits the floor, still looking around.
[21:05:22] <Alivi>Raine staggers back, he looks at Zoe and Addison, "We are ok…." He says before adding, "I think…" mostly to himself. He is severely doubting the accuracy of his own statments.
[21:05:30] <~Gwen>Those affected by the fear effect. Roll Resolve+Comp again.
[21:05:38] <Lurktop>1d10e+4 Res+Comp
[21:05:38] <Quidmore>Lurktop: Res+Comp: 1d10e+4=11 (7)
[21:05:45] <Tom90deg>1d10e+2
[21:05:45] <Quidmore>Tom90deg: 1d10e+2=6 (4)
[21:05:48] <Dawny>1d10e+5 eep!
[21:05:49] <Quidmore>Dawny: eep!: 1d10e+5=9 (4)
[21:05:50] <Tox|Laptop>~Addison, Addi, you're alright. Use my eyes, c'mon.~ Mike races towards the abomination, sticking his gun point-blank in its face.
[21:05:59] <~Gwen>1d10e+5
[21:06:00] <Quidmore>Gwen: 1d10e+5=11 (6)
[21:06:33] <~Gwen>Addison and Raj break free of the spell. Stephane and Zoe…are still hit by it.
[21:06:55] <Tox|Laptop>"Toss me your Babbage, Addison!"
[21:07:24] <Dawny>Stephane keeps preying, breathing ragged and wheezy.
[21:07:26] <Lurktop>Raj doesn't have a clue on how to deal with Eldritch things, so instead, he runs to try and grab hold of Stephane and Zoe to drag them out of the room and hopefully out of the monster's influence for a short while.
[21:07:27] <Tom90deg>Zoe has falled to her knees, hands around herself, hyperventelating. She is stuttering in place, the wood under her begining to slowly scorch as the power of her teleports are tearing and replaceing the parts together over and over again
[21:07:33] <~Gwen>Addison sits up and tosses Mike her Bureau issued arcane-taser.
[21:07:43] <Kondraki>Looking to Addison, he moved to release the limiter another level. «Now, I need you to take control!»
[21:07:59] <Tox|Laptop>Mike raises his hand to catch the device. Should I roll, or does he grab it?
[21:08:10] <Tom90deg>As Raj takes a hold of Zoe, his hand may tingle, almost painfully
[21:08:30] <Scantron>Satyana examines the ring. Can she roll something to figure out if she can do anything to it that would affect the monster in some respect? Perhaps Wits+Occult?
[21:08:47] <Lurktop>"Zoe, focus on my voice," he barks out. "You need to get up and come with me. Only focus on my voice, do not listen or think of anything else."
[21:09:04] <Dawny>Stephane jerks and scratches, continuing to scream/prey.
[21:09:27] <Alivi>Raine looks at the monster, «Mike what do we do? Is Lockheart going to be ok?»
[21:09:53] <~Gwen>Addison stands and places her hand on Elliot's shoulder. She kisses his cheek and then starts pulling all of the emotional energy in Elliot's head…into her own.
[21:10:09] <Tom90deg>1d10e+2
[21:10:09] <Quidmore>Tom90deg: 1d10e+2=9 (7)
[21:10:10] <Tox|Laptop>«The Babbages harm supernatural entities only, /not/ mortals. He should be fine, if it's bound to that ring.»
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[21:11:11] <Tom90deg>Zoe's eyes snap open as she stops moving, she lets out a growl and gets to her feet, drawing her sword
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[21:11:34] <Kondraki>Releasing the fourth limiter, Elliot's suit shone brighter, his eyes a strobe of lights as he lept towards the downed monster, pressing the guns into its body ready to fire.
[21:11:35] <Dawny>Stephane gasps, clutching his chest. His eyes are wide as he gasps and fumbles around.
[21:11:44] <Alivi>Raine sighs and closes his eyes
[21:11:51] <Alivi>1d10e+6 Ice Daggers
[21:11:52] <Quidmore>Alivi: Ice Daggers: 1d10e+6=10 (4)
[21:11:54] <Tox|Laptop>Mike's presumably still standing over the stunned beastie, dual Babbages trained on it. "Stay down," he growls, pulling the triggers.
[21:12:04] <Tox|Laptop>1d10e+9 Dual-Wield
[21:12:04] <Quidmore>Tox|Laptop: Dual-Wield: 1d10e+9=18 (9)
[21:12:05] <Lurktop>Raj steps back. "Better?" he asks as he draws his own Babbage and aims up incase anything happens.
[21:12:26] <Kondraki>1d10e+9 Point Blank
[21:12:26] <Quidmore>Kondraki: Point Blank: 1d10e+9=17 (8)
[21:13:05] <Dawny>Stephane's lips turn an ashen purple as he continues to shake and wheeze.
[21:13:16] <~Gwen>The monster sort of fails as it gets hit from all sides. Two tendrils dart out at Elliot and Mike.
[21:13:22] <~Gwen>1d10e+10
[21:13:22] <Scantron>1d10e+10 wits+occult+specialty
[21:13:22] <Quidmore>Gwen: 1d10e+10=19 (9)
[21:13:23] <Quidmore>Scantron: wits+occult+specialty: 1d10e+10=38 (10, 10, 8)
[21:13:24] <Tom90deg>1d10e+8 (Dex+weaponry) Zoe slices, aiming for the eyes!
[21:13:24] <Quidmore>Tom90deg: (Dex+weaponry) Zoe slices, aiming for the eyes!: 1d10e+8=12 (4)
[21:13:28] <Scantron>@_@
[21:13:34] <~Gwen>1d10e+10
[21:13:34] <Quidmore>Gwen: 1d10e+10=16 (6)
[21:13:51] Scantron is now known as Buttron
[21:13:55] <Alivi>The air around Raine, fills with a barrage of ice daggers all at the ready. They are all pointed straight at the monster. Raine quickly moves his hand and launches two of them at the tendrils.
[21:13:56] <Kondraki>The guns let off a massive flume of black, black smog as exhaust from the back as the shots echo in the air.
[21:14:12] Buttron is now known as Scantron
[21:14:41] <Lurktop>The Mercenary watches, waiting to see if it'll still be alive after the assault it's taking from all sides.
[21:14:50] <~Gwen>Zoe appears to deliver the killing blow, and Raine's well placed knives save Elliot and Mike from severe wounds. Satyana knows it's not over…they need to contain it again.
[21:15:13] <Alivi>Raine looks back at the monster. "Zoe, you ok?"
[21:15:30] <Scantron>«It's not over. We need to contain it again. MEANWHILE, I am going to be outside, where that thing is /not/.>Satyana turns around and heads for the door.
[21:15:30] <Tom90deg>Zoe stabs inward on the thing, twisting her sword, still hissing softly.
[21:15:30] <Tox|Laptop>Mike's not taking chances, he's got his weapons trained on the thing.
[21:15:59] <Tox|Laptop>«Satyana, get back here! You're the only one who can /help/ us contain this thing!»
[21:16:14] <Dawny>Stephane clutches his chest, searching his pockets.
[21:16:44] <Scantron>Satyana sighs. «Fine… if I die, I'm haunting you /intensely/ though.>She stops and turns back. Does she have any idea /how/ to contain it?
[21:16:55] <Kondraki>Still standing over the monster, Elliot kept his guns pointed into it's body as his arms shook visibly. The air around him seemed to shudder, the emotional release from the suit seeming to raise the ambient tempurature nearby.
[21:18:04] <~Gwen>Addison flops down on the couch, holding her head. Satyana figures it has something to do with the ring.
[21:18:55] <Alivi>Raine keeps the barrage of daggers trained on the monster.
[21:19:03] <Scantron>«Something to do with the ring. I'm going to try this.>She puts the ring on.
[21:19:15] <~Gwen>The ring glows faintly.
[21:19:29] <Tom90deg>zoe is still twisting the sword in the body of the thing, slowly back and forth
[21:19:29] <Tox|Laptop>«Your neck,>Mike says tersely. «I'm destroying the ring /and/ its cargo as soon as it's contained.»
[21:19:47] <Tox|Laptop>"Zoe, pull your sword out. Don't want to stab our friend Lockheart, do we?"
[21:19:48] <Scantron>Does she have any idea what the ring glowing faintly means?
[21:20:04] <Alivi>«We contain it not dystroy it Mike. No matter what.»
[21:20:05] <~Gwen>It means it is ready to receive a monster.
[21:20:20] <Tom90deg>Zoe looks up and withdraws it, staring at the thing, still breating heavily.
[21:20:40] <Tox|Laptop>"No, Raine," Mike says, shaking his head. "Something like this? Something this dangerous? You saw what it did."
[21:20:56] <Scantron>«Well, it's ready to receive a monster.>Satyana runs over to the Thing and attempts to touch it with the ring.
[21:22:27] <Alivi>"We ask the bureau first. We have to."
[21:22:42] <Kondraki>«Addison…keep up the control…just a few more moments.»
[21:22:51] <Tom90deg>"They'll knw how to destroy it in any case."
[21:23:01] <~Gwen>The monster fades from existence and the run lightens up a little, registering full.
[21:23:17] <Tox|Laptop>Lockheart there now? What's his status?"
[21:23:21] <Tox|Laptop>*-"
[21:23:24] <Alivi>"Exactly."
[21:23:40] <~Gwen>No. There is no Lockheart.
[21:23:49] <~Gwen>«O-Okay, Elliot…»
[21:23:54] <Alivi>Raine frowns.
[21:24:01] <Tox|Laptop>«….Shit.»
[21:24:03] <Kondraki>As the monster fades, Elliot struggles to toggle the full limiter back on, finally managing it as his suit hums back to normal. «S-sorry…you can stop now.»
[21:24:20] <Scantron>Satyana looks at the ring. Does she feel any different at the moment?
[21:24:29] <Scantron>"That was a lot easier than I was expecting."
[21:24:33] <Tox|Laptop>"Satyana, take the ring off and put it on the ground. We'll neutralize it for now, and call Base for advice."
[21:24:42] <~Gwen>Addison relaxes with a loud sigh. No she doesn't feel anything different.
[21:25:23] <Lurktop>Raj sighs softly and holsters his Babbage finally. "Well that could have gone better."
[21:25:47] <Tox|Laptop>"Could have gone worse, too. That was good work with the ice-daggers, Raine."
[21:25:58] <Kondraki>Looking around, Elliot noticed the struggling Stephane. "…someone…get him up…"
[21:26:05] <Tom90deg>It went alright."
[21:26:05] <Kondraki>"We're…done here."
[21:26:37] <Lurktop>"I suppose, our definition of 'alright' seems strange though."
[21:26:40] <Kondraki>Elliot himself looked rather fatigued, the lack of support from the suit having started to wear on his body.
[21:26:47] <~Gwen>Addison stands and rubs her temples and collects her mangled laptop near the body.
[21:26:54] <Scantron>Satyana takes off the ring and puts it on the ground.
[21:26:55] <Tox|Laptop>"No, not yet, Elliot. Loose ends. Satyana, the ring."
[21:27:00] <Alivi>Raine releases his hold on the ice and the ice daggers break into smaller pieces fading away in a cloud of diamond dust. "Thanks…" Raine looks over at Addison, "You ok?"
[21:27:20] <Tox|Laptop>Mike pulls out his phone and calls the Director.
[21:27:27] <Scantron>"It's a shame that it has to hold back an entity like that. The mental enhancement properties would have been excellent."
[21:27:38] <Tom90deg>"Noone died."
[21:28:34] <~Gwen>She looks to Raine and nods. She looks /tired/. "This is the D- LLOYD, GET OFF THAT SHELF! This is the Director."
[21:28:58] <Tom90deg>Zoe smirks slightly. "Kitty."
[21:30:02] <Tox|Laptop>"Boss, we have a problem," he says. "Turns out that Lockheart was behind the murders…sorta. That ring he had was holding…some kind of big fuckoff blue thing, hit some people with their worst fears. We put it back the ring, and now Lockheart's gone. I cannot recommend destruction enough."
[21:30:21] <Alivi>Raine nods. He notes she looks similar to when he first met her.
[21:30:43] <Tom90deg>zoe looks around the room, making sure everyone is alright.
[21:30:50] <~Gwen>"Do we know that destruction won't release the monster?"
[21:31:49] <Tox|Laptop>"It /shouldn't./ I think it's far too dangerous to even risk being in containment, like that god staff from South America."
[21:31:53] <Dawny>Stephane is laying on the floor, gasping for air.
[21:32:17] <~Gwen>Addison looks over to him. "Where's his puffer?" She stumbles over to him.
[21:32:31] <Tom90deg>:Dont know…."
[21:32:58] <Kondraki>Elliot moves to support Addison as she headed over to help Stephane, holding her up and keeping her from stumbling further.
[21:33:10] <Dawny>His inhaler is in his cargo pocket.
[21:33:53] <~Gwen>Addison rolls her eyes and rummages through Stephane's pants and other clothes, finding his puffer. "Dr. Rose taught me a think or two." She jams his puffer into his mouth and presses down. "Deep breath, sir."
[21:34:32] <Dawny>Stephane gasps in the air, struggling.
[21:34:48] <~Gwen>"You need to calm down, try and take a deep breath."
[21:35:47] <Scantron>Satyana stretches and yawns. "It would probably look bad if he died on his first mission with us, wouldn't it."
[21:36:07] <Tom90deg>"Is there anything we can do to help with that?"
[21:36:08] <Alivi>"He won't die." Raine says somewhat worried.
[21:36:15] <Tom90deg>"I mean….we've gotta have something to help…"
[21:36:47] <Dawny>Stephane takes anoter breath of medicated air, face twitching as he started to relax.
[21:37:54] <~Gwen>Addison smiles faintly, before standing slowly and shakily. "There we go…"
[21:38:39] <Dawny>Stephane eventually calms and lays back, closing his eyes.
[21:39:37] <Kondraki>Looking down at Stephane, he mused on the fact that he was the one who needed the support of others to survive tonight. Other than that he had little to think about, as he sat down a moment to rest.
[21:39:49] <~Gwen>Addison rather shakily wanders back over to her stuff and continued pack up.
[21:39:53] <~Gwen>*to
[21:40:20] <Tox|Laptop>Mike joins Addison, rubbing her shoulders while still on the phone.
[21:40:27] <Alivi>Raine sighs, «How are you feeling Mike?»
[21:40:27] <Alivi>[
[21:41:04] <~Gwen>"Agent Weyland, neutralize it and destroy it. I have a containment team standing by in case a problem presents itself."
[21:42:06] <Tox|Laptop>"Yessir, neutralize and destroy."
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[21:42:56] <~Gwen>The Director ends the call.
[21:42:57] <Tox|Laptop>"We'll return to HQ as soon as we finish up here. Should we tell the local authorities to talk to their superiors if we get harassed on the way out?"
[21:43:09] <Lurktop>"Sounds like a plan.
[21:43:26] <Tox|Laptop>And then Mike talks to a dialtone. :C
[21:44:23] <Tox|Laptop>He puts the phone away. "New orders, destroy it. There's a team on standby in case things go cockeyed."
[21:44:44] <Alivi>Raine sighs and looks at the ice wall then back to Mike, "Alright then…" He seems rather troubled by something.
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[21:51:04] <Tox>"Neutralize, then destroy." Mike pulls out his can of spray and hoses the ring down.
[21:51:22] <~Gwen>The ring stops glowing
[21:51:47] <Alivi>Raine just nods. Frowning.
[21:52:11] <Scantron>Satyana looks around the apartment for anything shiny. Any luck?
[21:52:21] <Tox>"Right. Step 1, that was easy. Step two, on the other hand." Mike levels his Babbage at the ring. "…Hold onto your butts." He pulls the trigger.
[21:53:05] <~Gwen>There is a massive outpouring of supernatural energy that cools the room immensely. All of the lights brightening and then…nothing.
[21:53:40] <Tox>Mike's knocked back by the rush, shielding his eyes. "Holy /hell,/ was that bright."
[21:53:57] <Tom90deg>Zoe blinks. "No kidding…"
[21:54:00] <Alivi>Raine looks at Mike. "hey Mike…" He says rather quietly.
[21:54:03] <Tom90deg>"Is it gone?"
[21:54:13] <Tox>"No, you don't even know." Mike blinks the spots away. "Yeah, Raine?"
[21:54:27] <Alivi>"…What happened to him…"
[21:55:16] <Tox>Mike looks down. "…I don't know, Raine," he replies, equally quietly. "If…I had to guess, he /became/ that thing, somehow."
[21:55:31] <Tox>"And it was only ever a disguise."
[21:55:31] <Scantron>"Perhaps he was some sort of… manifestation of the ring, from the start. We'd have to look into his past, I think."
[21:56:13] <Alivi>Raine just nods. He seems rather sad. "I see…"
[21:57:25] <Tox>"I kinda liked him."
[21:57:35] <Alivi>"I doubt he even knew…"
[21:58:16] <~Gwen>I am going to call plot here. You're all back at the Bureau. Yay, home time!

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