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  1. "Nice to meet you Arrow. Shields wouldn't just use his powers to get attention." there was no mirth in Zachs voice as he reached into his bag and pulled out the manilla folder he'd filled earlier. Still if Arrow was going to help them out better to keep everyone on the same level when it came to information. "Day one when everyone moved in he used his power on me. Well everyone here really. Just because he didn't want to move all of his bags himself." After handing the folder to Arrow or whoever else in the group would take it he continued on. "More than just someone who wants fame and atte
  2. "Yeah I guess a teleporting place would be kind of neat. But yeah so, this thing has been popping up all around town." Zach said as he pulled out his phone and brought up several pictures for the two to see. "First time it popped up was down in the Fens at the end of 70th. After that it got spotted near the old Lantern hill cemetery, popped up between a couple of buildings at the uni, deep in the west end, right at the waterfront by 28th and wading, and finally it replaced on ramp onto 4 at the end of Greely in Riverside. If you don't include Lantern hill it forms a..okay a kinda lopsided pen
  3. Few people had cause to distrust Casanova more than Zach and when the mind controlling menace had revealed his new team to the whole school it'd given the young investigator all the motivation he'd needed to dig up as much dirt as he could. What he found unsettled him more than he'd like to let on. If what evidence suggested was true than Casanova needed nothing less than to be thrown behind bars. The rumors that began swirling around didn't do anything to shake Zach of this idea so it was something of a happy coincidence when Charlie asked for his help. A quick trip to his room was all he nee
  4. Would it be fair to say after Zach's last encounter with Casanova that he would have spent some time gathering information on him? And in the following weeks the members of his new super team? Because if so Skill mastery will let me take 10, and online research lets me use computers for gather information which will let me get to 25 in total.
  5. Show off? Player? The heck were charlie and Luke..oh.OH! They thought he was flirting with Muirne. Well that wouldn't be very hard explai-oh god thinking about it it did sound like he was flirting! A distinct blush crossed his face as the realization set in and he hurriedly adjusted his pack again and jumped at the quickest opportunity to change the subject he could find. "Right, Yeah uhh I'm coming just uhh.. adjusting bag again. Yep. Ready to go!" CRUD now what!? If he followed to close behind Muirne to keep chatting with her it'd look like he was some kind of creep, but if he trailed
  6. October 13th, lunch period at Claremont. Fall had arrived and was here to stay, and many in Claremont Academy wouldn't have it any other way. Many shared stories filled with terror and gloom, of unknowing brusks with supernatural doom. Across social platforms however a curious story began to spread, of kids and teens finding a decrepit and decidedly Gothic Manor appearing in places one shouldn't be around the city. Some said they saw it deep in an alley way, others that they saw it in places where they knew someones house or business stood before. Without anything more than hears
  7. Howl Who's on first (3) Shepard Tone Remix (5) Survival Class: Silver Lining (1)
  8. Well between Luke and Callie it looked like the map situation would be handled somehow. Should he have jumped to the chance to check the map? Probably. With his perfect memory he'd even be able to redraw it later if it somehow managed to get lost. This was a whole team class thing though so he'd put his faith in the two of them to get things sorted out, or get yelled at by the worlds grumpiest fossil. Either or. Until that was figured out however he figured he'd do the other part of any good team building thing and get to know the rest of the team. Which if he excluded Charlie left him with Mu
  9. If Zach had to admit anything about his roomie it was that they were more emotive than some people he had met over the years. He could practically feel the affection the robot had for it's parents rolling off it in waves which made the change it subject all the more awkward. He wanted to offer his help in tracking them down but how do that? Hey pal let me just casually show up the police like a boss. So Zach bit his tongue and resolved to look into it on his own later so that when Pol was ready he'd have a headstart on the whole process and have a lead worth following. If he found something u
  10. To be fair, if somethings big enough to threaten the entire planet/dimension it's by definition big enough to threaten Britain. It'd be pretty easy to handwave his return condition away as a kind of cosmic game of telephone. I like the idea of the authentic Round Table being there. It calls to those who souls it needs for the Knights to stand against evil, but also presents a mystery. Who built it? Merlin may not be the only force of good with skin in this fight. I'm going to stake a claim on Mordred myself. Knight: Mordred Secret ID: Human Woman, 20 years old, petite, Raven Black hair.
  11. Zach could hardly believe his ears so he stopped what he was doing and turned to look dead on at Pol just in case he could spot some small smirk or something that would signal he was being messed with. "Whoa hold up, full stop. You've never been allowed to see any scary movies? Not a one? Okay we're hijacking the common room for a movie night one of these days and you're going to get a crash course in the rich history of movies with great opening entrees followed by terrible sequels. Where to start where to start, I'm actually going to have to think about this. What seems more interesting to y
  12. "In some cases yes. Most of the time no. Hrm, I guess in this context I could have also used Alternate Reality Game even though that also doesn't fully match the full breadth of...Okay let me start again. What I'm referring to is a kind of interactive fiction you, usually, find online nowadays that hides it's story behind context clues, puzzles, and codes and relies on the audience to solve them in order to advance the plot. You can get all sorts of neat puzzles out of it, like for example hints buried deep in a web pages source code, or what sounds like an audio distortion making a picture co
  13. Pol didn't think this was weird. Nice! "Well I plan on using more than just red string so that I can tell which bits match up to other bits but yeah! I started doing this years ago when I got into Augmented Reality Games. It made it easy to put down and pick back up when uhhrrrmm let's just say I had to take breaks quite a lot. So it helped to pin everything up so I could get right back to it when I was able. It's just kind of a habit now. If you're a big fan of detective stories though have you ever tried your hand at an ARG?" Pol's explanation about Eira made sense but still it sat a lit
  14. !!! Zach didn't jump out of his skin when Pol knocked but considering the timing of it he came close. "Oh wow speak of the devil. Yeah i'm good!" He called back before setting another piece into place. This wasn't anything to be embarrassed about, it wasn't childish at all. They had stuff like this on crime dramas all the time! "Oh uhh.. yeah. Kinda? I used to set these up back home whenever I wanted to get a big picture view of things i was trying to figure out. If you want to help uhh...just a moment". Moving a bit down the wall he lined up two pieces as best he could as corners and aff
  15. What if we don't have an Arthur? An empty seat at the Round Table, waiting to be filled by the Once and Future King. And until that time the Knights stand truly as equals fighting for the Ideals of this Cosmic Camelot. Hrm actually if we play up the title of Once and Future King it could imply that no matter which version of Camelot comes into existence it's the same Arthur who arrives to rule it, just resting in Avalon until the cycle starts again.
  16. Kord Dorms, Floor One, Claremont Academy Monday, September 7th 2020 First days of class were always a fine mix of hectic and pointless to Zach. Everyone shows up, says hello, goes over a syllabus that everyone only pretends to be interested in and on and on and on. Who could blame him for matching wits with the clock as if will power alone was enough to hasten the steps of time. All things however do come to an end eventually and Zach had made his way out of the class and back to his room quick as one could. After all today he had a purpose, he had a plan. Today 'The Board(tm)' was mak
  17. You make do with what you have. Climbing out of the van Zach was almost the perfect image of someone wasn't quite as prepared as they wanted. Sporting Denim shorts, a grey T-shirt with a stylized graphic of Doc Metropolis working very hard at rebuilding a jenga tower, worn-out sneakers, and a normal school backpack that looked absolutely packed to near bursting. Though to be fair it was currently holding his folded down armor inside it so it probably had only the absolute bare essentials in it otherwise. Finally though he couldn't resist the small tease that'd been sitting in his minds
  18. Zach could do many things, but break out of the grips of not one but two super strong teens? Nope not even close no point in even trying. He needed to go help with the bags and he would but surely.. oh his name was Sebastian, Sebastian would understand what a unwinnable position this was in. Once both of their grips relaxed he'd be able to get back to it and what's this about mind control? Everyone was mad, a fist was flung and some rent-a-muscle had popped out of seemingly thin air when zach hadn't been looking. But thinking about it things didn't make sense did they? He didn't know Sebast
  19. Well Nerd i'm good for either since both situations look like they'll end up in roughly the same place. I guess it kind of falls down to how personal you want the rivalry to be? Will Luke be more motivated by watching Casonova do his work on others or by actually having been subject to it?
  20. Zach made doubly sure to keep his grip firm as he shaked lukes hand, not that he was strong but these guys seemed fairly chill and he didn't exactly want to make a bad impression by giving a limp handshake of all things. "Good be here, still didn't expect this place to look like a..oh! Thanks man, i appreciate it." Zach said as he relinquished one of the bags from his shoulders. "They aren't heavy, just awkward and always in the way y'know?" Turning to Pol he offered his now happily freed hand to his roomie. "Same here man. Just let me know if I make any roomie mistakes or whatever.
  21. Sorry one last question. Is this effect in place until ALL the bags are moved in?
  22. Welp. Zach failed. 14 in total. https://orokos.com/roll/844691
  23. Doors weren't complicated things. Big old piece of wood or other material, a handle and lock, couple of hinges, simplicity itself. Dealing with one while carrying a pair of backpacks and dragging a pair of wheeled suitcases behind however complicated things immensely. The weight of the bags throwing off his balance, straps catching on the door handle while the suitcases seemed determined to nip at heels or trip the teen up as he managed to make his way past the perilous portal and into the common area feeling about 110% done with this moving nonsense already. At least until he heard his name
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