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  1. She does indeed have the time! I'll even play with the rules a little. Instead of stunting for the low low price of that HP Rocket Lord, Ghost can essentially do the Aid on the task and I'll give the +5 circumstance bonus instead of the +3 that would've come from allowing a Power Check/taking 20 to be the basis of the Aid bringing that Arcane Lore total to 35!
  2. GM Foreshadow took a step back before the live water show occured in Gilles glass. Staying silent as both members of Vanguard and the 'former' criminal engaged. Before finally letting out a small chuckle. "Okay that's enough. As much as I would like to see how long it would take a one legged man to go down in a butt kicking contest. I assume being humiliated isn't why you asked for help" Gilles for his part was lividly patting his clothes. Mumbling to himself in French as he tried to dry himself. Before finally tossing his arms up in the air declaring a common French expression about pushing grandma into nettles. <"Tell those two not to exaggerate, Oui> I do need help"> The man returned to his stool this time keeping his attention plastered on the three. Ocassionally making childish faces as he spoke. "I come from the 93. Opportunities are limited and many fall into shall we say alternate means of employment. Parisians turn their nose at our problems and blame us for theirs. But lately the children..." As he pause and visibly began to think of how to continue, the older French man made no attempts to agitate either Mermaid or Shadowborne. But his eyes definitely lingered on them. "The youths are engaging in dangerous fights nowadays. They want to protect their banlieus from those who wish them harm. And have started a movement. But I worry they have become the enemy of the people. Violence has increased. And at the center is some miscreant who bats no eyes when someone is hurt or arrested in his name. Sevran alone had 3 fires caused by your fancy computer weapons." By fancy computer weapons, it was obvious that he meant Computronium weapons. An illegal arms market that has existed since the Communion attack still festers in Europe. And it was one of the known issues that often pulled Vanguard in to investigate.
  3. Jessie notices bits of a white powdery substance. Not a substantial amount. And it looks like Baking Soda or Salt, of which there is neither in the supply closet.
  4. Yes. Nothing that a roll will improve upon. But there is a mention of Kāmohoaliʻi in the Atlantean that the runes were inscribed with. The Runes are used as a sort of teleportation circle. Anchored from one location to another. While used by certain Atlantean nomadic sorcerers, this specific configuration has also been ascribed to common use by three groups known in magic circles. There's the deep a fanatic group of called "The Deep". They are a human cult dedicated to actually trying and flood the world and provide various human offerings to dark gods in the hopes of achieving their goal to "start anew." There's the Samebito, the Atlantean Sharkmen colony. And lastly, The Maw. A group created and inspired by Megalodon! Their ultimate goal is to become shark human hybrids like the famed villain and have learned various magicks with that goal. Even appealing to various Shark Gods! To date, none of their attempts have been successful.
  5. From the angle they're standing in both Ghost's X-Ray Vision and Sea Devil's Sonar are able to find runes inscribed in between the walls of the closet. Not visible if looking straight on the walls as they seemed to have been drawn or carved into the insulation itself. In fact they're so thinly made it had to have been done with precision as Ghost's X-Ray Vision will only catch any one rune when looking at it head on at any other angle from the walls they fit right in with the rest of the wall cavity. Knowledge Arcane Lore Roll DC15 to identify what the runes are meant to do DC20 to identify known magical associations who use such means DC25 to identify a means to activate the runes again (Not Safely) DC30 to identify a means to activate the runes again (Safely)
  6. Rebellion While watching the intermittent flow of traffic in and out of the parking garage, you notice that a large number of black SUVs have been coming in and out. They will park for a few minutes, and occasionally people will even leave the vehicle enter the main building. But like clockwork they are out in a set time frame. On close inspection you notice that they seem to be armored vehicles. The Dreamer You are within the line of sight of a lower rooftop and are able to spot three people with a pair of binoculars looking at the MarsTech building. They're too far out to get any clear details with that check. But, you can at least see them occasionally gesturing to the building.
  7. Alrighty, started all five threads. I do have more ideas to recruit for. But, want to give these threads some breathing room first to build momentum before my next pitches.
  8. OOC for this thread. @Dr Archeville @Nerdzul @Tiffany Korta
  9. GM Robbing banks is not the profitable business it once was. In the daytime you're more likely to leave with a bullet than leave with cash. And even if you did leave with cash, the banks in Bedlam aren't large enough to hold enough money to retire on. It just wasn't good money. What it was however was noisy. Especially in the dead of night, Hardwick Park was filled with the sound of an alarm blaring through the streets. Coupled with the unmistakable sound of glass shattering. A crowd slowly forming outside of the bank and actively egging on the crime being committed. And at the center of the commotion were the four thieves. They were Latina women armed with a crowbar, a steel chain, a hockey stick, and what appeared to be inflatable or enlarged boxing gloves. Boldly, they dared to steal from BMF National bank. A small local bank with only three locations. And each one was within Mara territory.
  10. Foreshadow II Gilles rolled his broad shoulders forward as he reached for his pint and turned around. "Oh ho monsters. Your children are past the bedtime. Careful wouldn't want to get caught in all this grime. This is not a place for your government sponsors." The French man apparently deciding to p play along with a rhyme scheme of his own. Though he wasn't versed in flitting, he clearly enjoyed talking smack. Foreshadow didn't engage in the exchanged barbs. Instead, he focused on the reactions of the patrons. Especially noting that Gilles had yet to answer his question regarding why the pub was still open. None of the other patrons had set off any alarm bells as far as his sixth sense was concerned. But, it was clear that the atmosphere had shifted from when they walked in. Alright, if it gets out of hand I'll step in. But, he's probably not stupid enough to get them too worked up.
  11. Everyone can also give me a Notice Roll! Since everyone's taking their own perched look on sight, at presumably different angles you'll get different results even if getting the same DC.
  12. He's able to find an intermittent flow of people arriving into the multi floor parking garage on various levels. It's possible to isolate a couple people who didn't have early start times.
  13. Foreshadow II I guess not everyone's good at following instructions. Erick mused as he took a sip from his glass. Ideally he knew he should use the crowd to find somewhere to sneak off to and change to his work clothes. But, if someone was potentially in trouble. He's never had any reservations about fighting out of costume. As long as he stuck to traditional boxing it was enough to fool most eyes. Hm, I'm tempted to just jump down to the floor below and follow them. But, I'm not exactly dressed to impress. As he telepathically messaged his fiancé, Erick reached for the table cloth off a nearby table and in a smooth motion pulled it off without even taking care to prevent anything from falling to the ground. The lack of auditory clue was an adjustment, but it also provided the perfect cover to avoid making a sound when breaking glass and dishware.
  14. Foreshadow will roll Gather Info for Well-Informed (17). Identifying the portentous blinged out man as Mihalis Dimitriadis a second generation Greek immigrant and heir to the Dimitriadis media group. But, nothing much past that.
  15. GM Most of the hectic crowd stopped in their tracks. There were still a few people who were too caught in their flight response to listen to reason. But, most were reassured by hearing the voice of one of UK's premier superheroes in their head. Some people began looking around for where she was but mostly they began falling in line with the given instructions. But the club had attracted quite the crowd beforehand. It would take some time for everyone to file out in anything resembling an orderly matter. It only took a few seconds for the Erick's signature foresight to hit. Through their shared connection Dee was given a direct view of Erick's precognitive vision. The man she had spotted earlier was about to be forcibly dragged into the kitchen area by one of the women accompanying him. On its own the vision didn't seem to imply impeding peril but it was strange.
  16. That's enough to tell him that Detective Archer is a decorated detective of the FCPD with years of outstanding service. She was accused of some crime years ago that made the evening news, and Ghosts doesn't remember the exact details. But, hey she still has a shield so was probably not guilty.
  17. Notice wouldn't pick up anything with a 20. But Sense Motive will beat Detective Archer's Bluff (10) . Detective Archer was definitely withholding something when questioned about magic but also Singularity's able to tell that her having not been in the closet was not a lie!
  18. GM "I haven't been in any closets since high school." Detective Archer joked though barely cracking a smile as she pushed through the question. "The crime scene technicians still have the scene, and I have been interviewing witnesses until you all came and volunteered your services. We were actually waiting for a social worker to come down, but middle of the day. It's hard to get in between the packed schedules." It didn't take an expert to tell that from her tone that the word witnesses was very generous. Considering the news reports of everyone falling asleep. It was at this point she actually answered both Singularity's latest request and Ghost's earlier one of seeing the supply closet. "You may examine the closet. I will have to accompany you of course. Just...try not to make a bigger scene"
  19. Maybe his adoptive family has extended relatives there?
  20. Ghost can see that there's nothing! As in no escape hatches, no hollowed out walls, no hidden by the bookshelf doors. There's also no bookshelf but when listing tropes! However the bad guys left it wasn't something hidden in the building's infrastructure as far as he can see.
  21. OOC for this thread in which people go missing! @Tiffany Korta@Kaede Kimura@RocketLord
  22. I'm not bothered by a rebuild at all. Letsee. Started four out of five threads. Added Foreshadow to Assassination Classroom (Since I only had Vanguard interest there. Which means I'm also up for any other Vanguard PCs that want to join in on there Still need more for Bedlam in Bedlam. Especially since the opening will include a Not!Wrecking Crew. But, yep just recruiting for Bedlam in Bedlam.
  23. MarsTech Campus Emerald City, Oregon.Wednesday, March 10th, 20219:15 AM Sydney Alexander is Mars Tech's Chief Operations Officer. Second in command as far as the administrative day to day was concerned it came as a shock when she never made it home after clocking in for the night. That is to say, she never made it out of the building either as her vehicle could still be found in the parking garage. Then came the real commotion. First, MarsTech announced not only a reward for anyone who had information relevant to the safe return and recovery of the missing executive. But, also that any Ultio suit rentals for the party who found her would be half off for a year. But MarsTech was not the only company to offer a bounty on Sydney Alexander's safe return. In fact, Majestic Industries and Kesscorp both offered competing bids for information on her recovery. Exclusive information that was. Almost as if it wasn't a living person they were competing for the technology giants were attempting to claim their own stake in Ms Alexander's safety. It seemed the only person(s) not weighing in on the missing Ms. Alexander was whoever kidnapped her. If this was in fact a kidnapping. The multinational business empire came to a screeching halt seemingly dedicated with one goal in mind. Maximillian Mars was nowhere to be found. Leaving the public perception that Grace Graves, one of Maximillian Mars' personal assistants, had taken over Sydney Alexander's duties in the interim. Going so far as to personally answer police, reporters, and would be heroes questions. And yet, not a single answer had yet to have turned up as to where Sydney Alexander had disappeared to. The when and the how also lingering in the air.
  24. GM "A child was taken from her mother." Detective Archer answered rather frankly. Sidestepping whether they could visit the room the child had been kidnapped yet. She moved on to Aquaria's offer. Apparently open enough to what Ghost and Aquaria were offering to listen. "You can hear spells? So was this magic, like for sure for sure? Department 32 has our magic guys. That paperwork's going to be a real pain." "No you're not under arrest. Honestly, you'd have to be some real sickos to return to the crime scene so soon after. Which I don't believe to be the case," Detective Archer paused. Her eyes shifting to the glass pane on the door outside. And the occasional wandering eyes from the nurse station. "Although, I said that. I'm sure plenty are already writing you all off as suspects. Probably won't take long til it's a social media rumor. Consider this a more gentle hand than being detained and wasting all our times. I don't want to cause any undue stress on the victim's family. Time is of the essence when it comes to these things. And I'll take anything that will help cut the time down. If you can truly help, fine, I am willing to talk to the family and see if they're willing to speak to you. "
  25. @Kaede Kimura @RocketLord OOC for this thread
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