21:25 Aniston I want to crash the bird into Bad Mann's face. What do I need to do to make that happen.
21:26 SCP-2012 Simple weapons.
21:26 Aniston Mmkay.
21:31 SCP-2012 Linda finds herself alone, in a black void.
21:32 Aniston Is she standing? Falling?
21:32 SCP-2012 Floating.
21:33 Aniston She checks for knives, scanning the uh…void around her. She's also trying her damnedest to fight back the rising panic.
21:34 SCP-2012 She finds herself naked.
21:34 SCP-2012 But as she thinks of her knives, they appear in her hands
21:35 Aniston Linda glances at the knives surprised. After some hurried deducting, she concentrates on the armor, and gear she had on her before.
21:37 SCP-2012 And it is there.
21:37 Aniston She tries to walk forward, still keeping a sharp eye out.
21:39 SCP-2012 She finds herself walking, in the darkness. Slowly, a floor forms beneath her.
21:40 Aniston She glances at the floor, but keeps walking.
21:41 SCP-2012 It looks kind of like the floor from the Site… and as she thinks that, it becomes more so.
21:41 Aniston "…hmm…"
21:42 Aniston Linda gets an idea. She envisions a claymore, clasped in her hands.
21:42 Aniston is walking, still.
21:43 SCP-2012 She has a claymore in her hands.
21:43 SCP-2012 "Whhhhat are you doooing?" Manns voice rings out.
21:44 Aniston frowns, her head snapping around.
21:45 Aniston "Just thought I should get a closer look at you. Seems it ended up going the other way around."
21:45 SCP-2012 There doesn't appear to be anyone here. Or any walls. Or Mann. "You are in my heeeead. You are wasting ym pooower. Stop that!"
21:45 Aniston "Oh…"
21:45 Aniston Aniston sits, down humming thoughtfully.
21:48 SCP-2012 "STOOOP THAT!" As the music sweels about her.
21:48 Aniston She lays the sword in her lap, and starts thinking. Thinking about everything she possibly can. Trying to concentrate on as much useless, pointless fluff as she can.
21:50 SCP-2012 Everything she thinks of appears, just like that. She can feel space around ehr getting thin.
21:51 Aniston She pauses hesitantly, but after a moment tries to recall site-023, in it's entirety. With her sitting in her chair, in her office. And the sword. She rather likes the sword.
21:52 SCP-2012 She's there, when Mann storms in the door. "STOP THIS!" He growls, and she is bound, hand and foot, in heavy metal chains.
21:53 Aniston Linda focuses on Mann grinning boldly, through the fear. "What's the matter? Cant handle all the memories in your old age?" She tries to imagine the chains falling away.
21:54 SCP-2012 the chains vanish, and Mann scowls. "What. Do you want?"
21:55 Aniston Linda hefts the claymore. "I think you know…" She pauses, looking at the sword then back at him. "Or maybe you don't…this is your mind, you say?"
21:57 Aniston "Actually, never mind, I don't care." She focuses on one thing, plunging the sword through mann's heart, and dismembering him, hands, legs, arms, feets, and head, fully and completely until he's dead.
21:57 Aniston And then she attempts to do so.
[13:46] <Imants> Todd wanders into the library.
[13:48] <Ragazzo> Dusty is there sitting at a table. He looks almost like a regular non explosive person. No coal dust, no smears, his clothes, a simple brown button down with a black undershirt, and black slacks are decidedly unscruffy.
[13:50] <Imants> "Dusty? Is that you?"
[13:50] <Ragazzo> "Um, yes. Hello Todd."
[13:50] <Ragazzo> Oh my god, his hair is combed.
[13:51] <Imants> "What the hell happened?"
[13:51] <Imants> Todd looks at him with concern. Like he has cancer.
[13:52] <Ragazzo> "I…what?" Dusty pats down his immaculately clean clothes suddenly concerned. "Is something wrong?"
[13:52] <Ragazzo> "A-am I on fire?!"
[13:53] <Imants> "No, that's exactly it."
[13:53] <Ragazzo> "Oh…"
[13:53] <Ragazzo> Dusty relaxes slightly.
[13:53] <Ragazzo> "Sorry. That happens a lot to me, you know."
[13:53] <crackles> Iriel passes by, waving to Todd…who the christ is that with him
[13:54] <Imants> "Yeah I know." He waves back at Iriel.
[13:55] <crackles> "Who's…?
[13:55] <crackles> "Wait."
[13:55] <Ragazzo> Dusty nods to iriel.
[13:55] <Ragazzo> "Hello Iriel."
[13:55] <crackles> "I cannot rightly call you Dusty, now that you are not dusty."
[13:56] <Ragazzo> Even his /shoes/ are pristine.
[13:56] <Imants> "Dustin, then?"
[13:56] <Ragazzo> "I…you can still call me Dusty. I'm no different than before…"
[13:57] <Ragazzo> Dusty is confused. Why are people treating him like this?
[13:57] <Imants> "Why are you so… clean?"
[13:58] <Ragazzo> "I'm…I have some business to take care of today."
[13:58] <Ragazzo> Dusty clears his throat.
[13:58] <Ragazzo> He pops a halls throat lozenge into his mouth.
[13:59] <Ragazzo> He sounds less wheezy!
[13:59] <Imants> "Must be important."
[13:59] <Ragazzo> "Vitally."
[13:59] <crackles> "Yes…very important."
[14:00] <Ragazzo> Dusty reddens somewhat.
[14:02] <Imants> "Well, what is it?"
[14:03] <Ragazzo> "I'm…going to speak with the person I obtained Andra from. Learn more about how to take care of her, that sort of thing."
[14:04] <crackles> "I think he is talking about the lady he was with the other day," Iriel says to Todd.
[14:04] <Ragazzo> Dusty's carefully constructed half truth is shattered by iriel. |:
[14:04] <Imants> "Who was that?"
[14:05] <Ragazzo> "Her name is Hare. She's a bit eccentric."
[14:05] <crackles> Sudden realization!
[14:05] <Imants> "Oh. Who is Andra? Did you guys have a kid?"
[14:05] <Ragazzo> "Wha-no!"
[14:05] <crackles> She keeps it to herself, because it would be rude to bring up.
[14:06] <Ragazzo> "Andra is a mandrake, I've no idea if she has biological parents even."
[14:06] <Ragazzo> "I just…adopted her, sort of."
[14:06] <Imants> "What's a mandrake?"
[14:07] <Ragazzo> Dusty basically bartered her from two kidnappers.
[14:07] <Ragazzo> "A sortof plant-person."
[14:07] <Imants> "Oh."
[14:08] <Ragazzo> "Mhm."
[14:09] <Ragazzo> Dusty scratches his cheek, only flicnhing a little.
#03[14:09] * test (~ten.htuoslleb.bom.08BD1538-CRInys|PCS#ten.htuoslleb.bom.08BD1538-CRInys|PCS) has joined #WanderersLibrary
[14:09] <Imants> "Is that that thing I saw you milking earlier?"
[14:09] <Ragazzo> "…I was pouring milk in her pot, yes."
[14:09] <Imants> "Why?"
[14:10] <Ragazzo> Dusty |:'s at Todd. "Milk is good for her."
[14:10] <Imants> "Why?"
#03[14:10] * test is now known as pooryoric
#03[14:10] * ChanServ sets mode: +o pooryoric
[14:10] <Ragazzo> "It's a mandrake thing. I'm not really sure."
[14:11] <Imants> "Oh"
[14:12] <crackles> "See, I know they like each other, because they hugged. I saw."
[14:13] <Imants> "Maybe they're related?"
[14:13] <crackles> "But Mr. Cole is so dark of hair, and she is blonde…"
[14:14] <Ragazzo> "…Hare is jsut a very…sociable person."
#03[14:14] * Heiden_away is now known as Heiden
#03[14:14] * ChanServ sets mode: +o Heiden
[14:15] <@pooryoric> "lllllllover~"
[14:15] <@pooryoric> a door behind dusty has opened. it's hare
[14:15] <@pooryoric> !
[14:15] <Ragazzo> Dusty pales.
[14:15] <Ragazzo> He considers hiding, for a moment, but decides it's to late.
[14:15] <crackles> Iriel stares instead. Whoa.
[14:16] <Imants> Todd looks up at…?
#03[14:16] * Ragazzo is now known as Dusty
[14:16] <@pooryoric> she's wearing the strappiest little black dress the Library has ever seen, and a piar of red fuck me pumps. hare, this day, is -hot-.
[14:16] <@pooryoric> *pair
[14:16] <Imants> "…"
[14:16] <Imants> Todd snickers at Dusty. "Lover?"
[14:16] <Dusty> Dusty looks almost like a regular non explosive person. No coal dust, no smears, his clothes, a simple brown button down with a black undershirt, and black slacks are decidedly unscruffy. His hair is combed. He looks almost sharp.
[14:16] <@pooryoric> "you lllllook allllmost sharrrrp."
[14:17] <Dusty> He stands ignoring tood, and turns, he sees Hare, and…well, his ears don't ignite, but they would have yesterday.
[14:17] <crackles> Iriel wants to laugh, but she also don't want to be killed.
[14:17] <Imants> Todd snickers again, covering his mouth.
[14:18] <Dusty> "N-not as sharp as you…" Or your scalpel, adds dusty mentally.
[14:19] <@pooryoric> "welll, what now, hmmmmm?" hare walks up to dusty and gently flicks a speck from his shoulder, then stands playing with his collar, staring at him. "damn rrright, baby."
[14:20] <Dusty> "Er…" Dusty blanks out for a moment. Girl playing with collar. Oh god. "Ah…w-well, I guess we should get going?"
[14:22] <@pooryoric> "rrrrright. afterrrr you?"
[14:23] <Dusty> "Of course…" Dusty hopes the people he's asked to follow them don't cop out. He leads Hare out, through a door.
[14:23] <Imants> "Well."
[14:23] <@pooryoric> she follows, dress swishing.
[14:23] <Imants> Todd watches her go, blushing slightly.
[14:23] <crackles> Finn pops up from behind a shelf to be helpful.
[14:24] <crackles> "YOU ARE GONNA FUCKING DIE."
[14:24] <@pooryoric> hare glares. "I would neverrrrrr let him die!"
#06[14:24] * Dusty smiles relieved.
[14:24] <@pooryoric> seriously, for her that's pretty much the equivalent of erectyle dysfunction
[14:24] <crackles> "There's a catch in that statement somewhere."
[14:25] <Dusty> His smile fades somewhat realizing this.
[14:25] <crackles> Finn licks his bottle of Jack Daniels rather suggestively and lopes off.
[14:25] <Imants> Todd looks at Iriel. "Why did Finn say that?"
[14:25] <crackles> "I don't know. He is a strange man."
[14:25] <crackles> She looks around.
[14:25] <@pooryoric> "that dirrrrty drunnnnnk! I shoullld slit his fuckinnnng thrrrroat."
[14:26] <Dusty> "H-hey now."
[14:26] <Imants> Todd pales slightly.
[14:26] <Dusty> Dusty pats Hare on the shoulder lightly. "Let's not..uh…ruin tonight?"
[14:26] <@pooryoric> "finnne, we'lll skip the forrrreplay…"
#06[14:27] * Dusty gulps.
[14:27] <crackles> "What's foreplay?" she whispers to Todd
[14:27] <Imants> "Uh…" Todd blushes.
[14:27] <Imants> "It's like uh… uh."
[14:27] <Imants> "Like when uh, I mean. It's kinda complicated."
[14:27] <Dusty> He tries to smile and says briskly. "Well, time to be going." He takes Hare's hand, trying not to tremble, and leads them the rest of the way out.
[14:28] <crackles> "I see a pattern in things people do not want to explain to me…"
#06[14:28] * Dusty closes the door.
[14:28] <Imants> "It's a little awkward. But like"
[14:28] <Imants> "Uhm gosh how do I explain this. It's like, do you know what making out is?"
[14:28] <@pooryoric> did anyone follow them?
[14:28] <crackles> "No?"
[14:28] <Dusty> I'm assuming they know the knock?
[14:29] <Imants> "Hey do you think we should make sure dusty doesn't get hurt?"
[14:29] <Imants> Todd uses sudden subject change!
[14:29] <crackles> It's super effective!
[14:29] <crackles> "Alright. Let us not be too noisy…"
[14:30] <Imants> "I am a very quiet person." He creeps over to the door.
[14:30] <@pooryoric> dusty, tell us where they are! this is your show, broseph.
[14:32] <Dusty> They're in…a bustling downtown like area. Restaurants, cafes and bars everywhere a movie theater in the distance. Lots of people mingling, chatting, and generally traversing.
[14:32] <Imants> Todd Knocks on the Door and then opens it. He peers after them.
[14:32] <Imants> "Ready?"
[14:32] <Dusty> "So…are you feeling, hungry? OR maybe you'd like to go see the movie first?"
[14:32] <@pooryoric> "so… what did you have innnnn minnnnnd?"
[14:33] <@pooryoric> "oh, I'm hunnnnngry…. but we can take care of -that- in a darrrrk theatre~"
[14:33] <crackles> "Oh! Another tower city." She rummages in her top hat and removes a broken swiss army knife. "Ready."
[14:33] <Dusty> "Wh-what is that for?"
[14:34] <Imants> "Lets go then." Todd steps through the door.
[14:34] <@pooryoric> "hmmm?"
[14:34] <crackles> Iriel follows!
[14:34] <Dusty> "The uh…knife. It's not really needed, right…?"
[14:35] <Imants> Todd's walking takes on the cadence of the city, and he makes his way through the crowd with ease!
[14:35] <crackles> Iriel makes a shushing motion and draws her finger across her throat.
[14:35] <crackles> She learned that from a hobo in stage magic.
[14:35] <Imants> "…"
[14:36] <@pooryoric> "oh, thisssss?" dusty flourishes her scalpel. "it'ssss… not nnnneded -yet-."
#06[14:36] * Dusty doesn't have a scalpel.
[14:36] <@pooryoric> she kisses dusty. "a girrrrrl can hope, cannn't she?"
[14:36] <@pooryoric> *hare flourishes et cetera for dusty
[14:37] <Imants> Todd almost brings up that foreplay is sorta like that. He decides it's better not to, though.
[14:37] <Dusty> Dusty receives the kiss, a bit less rigidly than the last time. "Ah…heh…t-true…but perhaps you should put that somewhere more discreet, for now?"
[14:38] <@pooryoric> "finnnne…." she slips the scalpel handle first down the front of dusty's pants with a giggle. he can feel the blade press gently against his abdomen with every breath. "be carrrrreful sitting down, loverrrr… that's right on yourrr kidneys…"
[14:39] <Imants> Todd sees nothing! He's just gonna follow. "I love cities." He remarks to Iriel.
[14:40] <crackles> Iriel doesn't, but smiles anyway so as not to be rude
[14:40] <Dusty> "…" Dusty whimpers almost inaudibly. "R-right…" He offers a hand to hare. "Well…maybe a rink, first? We can talk out where we want to go." Dusty removes the scalpel as soon as he can, and slips it into a pocket.
[14:41] <Dusty> *drink
[14:41] <@pooryoric> "okay~" hare smiles alarmingly widely sometimes. holy shit, are some of her teeth -filed to points-?"
[14:44] <Imants> Todd pauses at a vendor, and grabs a newspaper.
[14:44] <Imants> He keeps an eye on Dusty and Hare.
[14:45] <crackles> Iriel glances around. Lots of people, lots of 'towers'…yep, she is convinced she is in New York.
#06[14:47] * Dusty swallows, and guides hare to an open air cafe. Once they're seated, outside, a rather fetching waitress comes over. She asks what they'd like t drink, blah blah blah. Charming smile.
[14:47] <Imants> Todd steers Iriel over to a Starbucks a little down the way.
#06[14:48] * Dusty seems nervous, but it's certainly not because of the hawt murderess seated across from him.
[14:48] <@pooryoric> hare orders a bloody mary. naturally.
[14:48] <crackles> "Where are we g - oh it smells like coffee."
[14:48] <Dusty> "Er…I-I'd like some water, please."
[14:48] <@pooryoric> "what'ssss wrrrrong, loverrr?"
[14:48] <Imants> "We're gonna sit here and wait for them to leave. Don't look at them, though."
#06[14:49] * Dusty glances at the waitress again, waiting for her to leave. "Nothing, nothing. Just a bit nervous." He exhales. "You look wonderful, by the way."
[14:49] <crackles> "Alright." Iriel sits, looks over at Dusty and Hare, then looks away. So far so good.
[14:50] <@pooryoric> "thannnnks! I had to killll ninnnne people forrrrr this outfit."
[14:50] <Imants> Todd gets up and realizes he has no cash and sits back down. He spent the last of it on the newspaper, which he now starts to read.
#06[14:50] * Dusty chuckles until he realizes she's almost certainly serious.
[14:51] <@pooryoric> she smiles. he thinks I'm funny!~
[14:51] <Dusty> "Ah…so..what are you in the mood for doing first, Hare?"
[14:51] <crackles> Iriel examines a headline on the back page of his newspaper.
[14:51] <Imants> NORTHUMBERLAND SINKS INTO THE SEA
[14:52] <Imants> Just kidding
[14:52] <Imants> STOCKS UP 2.3%
[14:52] <crackles> OH COCKS
[14:52] <@pooryoric> "you." man, hare, way to be direct.
[14:52] <crackles> Iriel squints. "Dusty looks a little, erm, frightened."
#06[14:53] * Dusty has a way of turning beet red. "I ah…well, I meant right now…maybe…have dinner? Are you hungry?" Dusty has not been in this situation for quite some time.
[14:53] <Dusty> The waitress returns iwth their drinks.
[14:53] <Dusty> *with
[14:54] <Imants> Todd glances over. "Uh. I think he's okay. Just embarrassed."
[14:54] <@pooryoric> "surrrre. dinnnnerrrr sounds good."
[14:54] <@pooryoric> hare softly bites her lower lip. after a moment, a thin trickle of blood runs down her chin. under the table, her toes clench.
[14:55] <Imants> Todd glances over. His nostrils flare a little. Then he goes back to reading his paper.
[14:55] <Dusty> "A-ah Hare, you're bleeding…"
[14:55] <@pooryoric> "mmmhmmm~"
[14:57] <Dusty> "…let me get that for you." Dusty reaches across the table awkwardly and dabs gently at her bleeding lip. "You really shouldn't do that…"
[14:57] <crackles> She rattles the contents of her top hat around. It's not on her head - it's just where she carries her stuff. Cards, cards, cards, coins, cards, string…
[14:58] <@pooryoric> she sucks his finger suggestively. "why nnnnot?"
[14:58] <Imants> "Iriel, I've always wondered. Why not get a bag?"
[14:58] <crackles> "…I don't know. The thought's never occurred to me."
[14:59] <Imants> "It might be easier."
[14:59] <crackles> She reaches behind Todd's head, looking determined
[14:59] <Dusty> "I-it's not..er…" Dusty tries to politely extricate his hand. "Blood is generally meant to stay on the inside." He goes for the factual route.
[14:59] <crackles> 4+4df STEALTH
[14:59] <Grapewhistle> crackles: STEALTH: 5 (4+4df=0, 0, #3+#, 0)
[14:59] <crackles> roll perception, imants :V
[15:00] <Imants> 4df why can't i roll stealth D;
[15:00] <Grapewhistle> Imants: why can't i roll stealth D;: -1 (4df=#4-#, #4-#, 0, #3+#)
[15:00] <crackles> She shows him what she's extracted from behind his ear - a one hundred yen coin.
[15:01] <Imants> "Where the hell did you get that?"
[15:01] <@pooryoric> "that'ssss no funnnn." hare pouts. sexy, sexy, pouts.
[15:01] <crackles> "I found it in the Library."
[15:01] <Imants> "Weird."
[15:01] <crackles> She drops it back in her hat. "You do not like stage magic? I will stop."
#06[15:01] * Dusty has to take a long drink of water.
[15:02] <crackles> hare is a tall drink of water.
[15:02] <Imants> "No, I just don't visit Japanese cities often. I don't speak the language."
[15:03] <crackles> "I don't either! We can be idiot foreigners /together./" She glances over at the dynamic duo again, relieved Dusty is not flat on his back with his skin missing.
[15:03] <@pooryoric> hare is tall and wet, yes.
[15:03] <Dusty> "Er…w-well, there are other ways to have fun…like…umm…dancing?"
[15:04] <@pooryoric> "you'rrrre taking me dannncing?" hare's eyes light up.
[15:04] <Imants> "Mmm. I find is strange that you speak modern english so well, but it's not supposed to be that different I guess…."
[15:04] <Dusty> "Uh…if you like. There are a few clubs nearby…"
[15:05] <Dusty> "I'm sorry I didn't really plan anything out for tonight."
[15:05] <crackles> Iriel has no accent at all. She grins a little and watches Starbucks patrons. Damn hipsters.
[15:05] <Imants> Todd reads about the quake. "Japan is probably not a good place to be right now anyway."
[15:05] <@pooryoric> "Why donnnnn't we rennnt a room somewherrrrre?"
[15:06] <Dusty> "Th-that's /one/ option..yes…but ah, remember what I said before? A f-few dates first, just for the sake of propriety?"
[15:07] <@pooryoric> "prrrrropriety isnnn't -funnn-, loverrr…" hare pouts again. man, those eyes.
[15:08] <@pooryoric> hare has enormous, strikingly grey eyes that seem to skip past your soul entirely and stare directly at your libido.
[15:08] <Dusty> God damn, those crazy, crazy, crazy eyes.
[15:08] <Dusty> Dusty shifts in is seat. "Ah…l-let's see how the evening goes first?" He says weakly.
[15:09] <@pooryoric> "I cannn wait that lonnnng." she takes a sip of her drink.
[15:10] <crackles> "What if she bites a hole in his entire head?"
[15:10] <crackles> Iriel is gripping her face in her hands, horrified
[15:10] <Dusty> "Right…well…" Dusty finishes his glass of water. "You still want to go dancing?" He feelslike sitting n a dark room with ahre is no longer a good idea.
[15:10] <Dusty> *in a dark room with hare
[15:10] <Imants> "She won't. She's not a vampire."
[15:10] <@pooryoric> "surrre!"
[15:11] <Dusty> "Great." He's smiling a little. This is almost normal again. He stands up. "What sort of music do you like?"
[15:11] <crackles> "Todd, don't bite a hole in my head." Totally sincere
[15:12] <@pooryoric> "I've neverrrr thought about it."
[15:12] <Imants> "I won't. The throat is a much better spot." He grins, exposing his canines.
[15:12] <crackles> Iriel flinches and backs up a little, grinning nervously
[15:13] <Dusty> "…well, I suppose it'd be aright if I chose the location then." He offers a hand, after leaving some money on the table, to cover their drinks.
[15:13] <@pooryoric> well damn. maybe hare should have gone after hare.
[15:13] <Imants> "Just messing. I'm not hungry."
[15:13] <@pooryoric> *todd
[15:14] <@pooryoric> hare rises and follows him. when they reach the street, she suddenly slides her hand down the front of his pants. "…you moved it. nnnnnnaughty naughtyyy~"
[15:14] <crackles> "Ah! They are moving."
[15:14] <Imants> "Sh."
[15:14] <Imants> Todd is reading his newspaper.
[15:14] <crackles> She leeeeeeans over just a little to make sure Hare didn't shank the fucking fuck out of Dusty
[15:15] <Imants> "Ok, where are we going?"
[15:15] <Imants> Todd stands.
[15:15] <crackles> "Point the way."
[15:16] <Imants> "Right! Todd moves towards Dusty, slightly. But not too much.
#06[15:16] * Dusty tries to keep walking normally. He fails, hard and manages to squeak out. "S-sorry?" Dusty gently pulls Hare's hand away, and continues holding the free one. "O-oh, look here we are." He guides hare into a club.
[15:16] <Imants> Todd grabs Iriel's arm. "Comon." And then he pulls her inside.
[15:17] <@pooryoric> "wherrre did it go?" hare innocently pretends she didn't just have a handful of dusty's junk.
[15:17] <crackles> "Where are we g - SWEAT."
[15:17] <crackles> Iriel continues to identify places by their smell.
[15:18] <Imants> Dusty, supply the music, if you will.
[15:18] <@pooryoric> hare, meanwhile, is giving dusty a patdown looking for her scalpel.
[15:18] <Dusty> Could yoric? I don't dj.
[15:19] <@pooryoric> .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_1h82r4G_o&feature=related
[15:19] <Grapewhistle> pooryoric: #Jem - Just a ride - Pendulum Remix [HD AUDIO]# - length #4m 27s# - rated #5.00/5.0# (28) - #8,705# views - #apinaartturi# on #2009.12.16#
[15:19] <Dusty> Dusty is trying his best to gently remove hare's hands from anywhere inappropriate. "L-look, you can have it abck, later?"
[15:20] <Dusty> "So…let's dance?"
[15:20] <@pooryoric> wrong song
[15:20] <@pooryoric> oops
[15:20] <@pooryoric> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMWm1iyKZ8o
[15:20] <Grapewhistle> pooryoric: #Shiny Toy Guns - Le Disko (Boys Noize)# - length #6m 3s# - rated #4.62/5.0# (252) - #79,812# views - #UltraRecords# on #2009.12.15#
[15:20] <@pooryoric> "okay~"
[15:21] <crackles> Iriel has never heard techno. She listens intently, trying to figure out if it's music or just really catchy noise.
[15:21] <@pooryoric> hare begins to grind on dusty. it's a little less dance and a lot more frottage, but at least she's keeping a beat. "oh, hello. I founnnnnd my scalllllpel!"
[15:22] <Dusty> "Ffff-" Dusty tries to dance as properly as he can in face of all the frottage.
[15:22] <Imants> Todd is having a hard time keeping an eye on Dusty. He might have to head for the dance floor.
[15:22] <Imants> "CAN YOU SEE THEM" he yells at Iriel.
[15:22] <@pooryoric> dusty, roll to dance!
[15:23] <crackles> "NOT REALLY"
[15:23] <Dusty> 4df Alchemists dont dance! D:
[15:23] <Grapewhistle> Dusty: Alchemists dont dance! D:: 1 (4df=#3+#, #3+#, #4-#, 0)
[15:23] <crackles> "I LIKE THE MUSIC"
[15:23] <@pooryoric> 4df neither do murderwhores!
[15:23] <Grapewhistle> pooryoric: neither do murderwhores!: -3 (4df=0, #4-#, #4-#, #4-#)
[15:23] <crackles> "IT SOUNDS LIKE A WINDMILL"
[15:23] <Imants> "YES BUT DO YOU SEE THEM"
[15:23] <Imants> "I CANNOT"
[15:23] <crackles> "NO NOT VERY MUCH SIR"
[15:23] <@pooryoric> hare tries to pull her scalpel from dusty's pocket and accidentally slices the entire left side of his pants open.
[15:24] <Imants> "OK COMMON. WE NEED TO FIND THEM."
[15:24] <Imants> Todd pulls Iriel onto the dance floor
#06[15:24] * Dusty is attempting to hold his pants together now.
[15:24] <Imants> He spots Dusty.
[15:24] <crackles> Iriel is yoinked.
[15:24] <crackles> "OH GOOD, HE'S NOT DEAD"
[15:24] <@pooryoric> "oops."
[15:24] <Imants> "YEAH"
[15:24] <Imants> Todd uh… dances, I guess. Time to fit in?
[15:24] <Imants> 4df+3 what is this
[15:25] <Grapewhistle> Imants: what is this: 6 (4df+3=#3+#, #3+#, #3+#, 0)
[15:25] <crackles> 4+4df estampie like a motherfucker
[15:25] <Dusty> "N-no…it's quite alright." He only ruined an entire store to get these.
[15:25] <Grapewhistle> crackles: estampie like a motherfucker: 3 (4+4df=0, #3+#, #4-#, #4-#)
[15:25] <crackles> Iriel tumbles into a gaggle of fourteen-year-olds. "SORRY"
[15:25] <@pooryoric> hare leans in and whispers something into dusty's ear.
[15:25] <Imants> Man Todd -breaks it down-
[15:26] <@Heiden> Iriel feels a tap on her shoulder.
[15:26] <crackles> She turns around
[15:26] <Imants> Todd is keeping an eye on Dusty.
[15:26] <@pooryoric> hare smiles wickedly. the scalpel in her hand catches the strobelights.
[15:27] <@Heiden> A tall young man in a letterman's jacket looks at her with a cocky grin. "Hey babe, haven't seen you around before."
#06[15:27] * Dusty blushes profusely, but tries to smile kindly to Hare. "Th-thanks for the offer…" He tries to keep an eye on the scalpel, and moving a hand tries to gently it bring between them, so no onenotices.
[15:27] <crackles> "What? I'm - I'm not from around here, no."
[15:27] <@pooryoric> dusty, roll defense!
[15:27] <Dusty> *no one notices
[15:27] <Dusty> 4df+3 Oh hell
[15:27] <Grapewhistle> Dusty: Oh hell: 6 (4df+3=0, #3+#, #3+#, #3+#)
[15:27] <@pooryoric> 4df+3 it's loooove~
[15:28] <Grapewhistle> pooryoric: it's loooove~: 1 (4df+3=#4-#, 0, 0, #4-#)
[15:28] <@pooryoric> dusty bvlocks the swinging scalpel, and manages to make it look like a dance move.
[15:28] <@pooryoric> *blocks
[15:29] <@Heiden> "You wanna dance?"
[15:29] <Dusty> Dusty tries to snag the scalpel from hare, while still dancing, and holding ihs pants up.
[15:29] <@pooryoric> "it takes betweennnnnnn three and fifteennnn minnnnutes forrr an ammmmmbulance to arrrrrive at a nightclllub." oh god hare why do you know that. "plennnnnty of timmmme~"
[15:29] <crackles> "Er, alright…" she glances over her shoulder apologetically at Todd.
[15:29] <Imants> "Hm?"
[15:29] <@pooryoric> roll for it, dusty!
[15:29] <Dusty> "Er…m-maybe that room isn't a bad idea?" He'd sudenly give anything oto be in an open space.
[15:30] <Dusty> 4df Snatch!
[15:30] <Grapewhistle> Dusty: Snatch!: 0 (4df=#4-#, #3+#, #4-#, #3+#)
[15:30] <Imants> Todd is looking intently at Dusty and Hare. "UH, DON'T WANDER TOO FAR."
[15:30] <@pooryoric> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGHBfdR4vEc&feature=related
[15:30] <Grapewhistle> pooryoric: #RÃ¶yksopp - Happy Up Here (Boys Noize Remix)# - length #5m 32s# - rated #4.60/5.0# (391) - #131,799# views - #076L2K# on #2009.04.16#
[15:30] <@Heiden> "Come on, gorgeous, let's hit the dance floor."
[15:30] <@pooryoric> not only does he miss the grab, he loses his pants. hare smiles. "loverrrr!"
[15:30] <@pooryoric> roll defense!
[15:30] <Imants> [They are on the dance floor, dancing]
[15:31] <Dusty> 4df+3 /
[15:31] <Grapewhistle> Dusty: /: 5 (4df+3=#3+#, #3+#, #4-#, #3+#)
[15:31] <@pooryoric> 4df+3 scalpel!
[15:31] <Grapewhistle> pooryoric: scalpel!: 4 (4df+3=#4-#, #3+#, 0, #3+#)
[15:31] <crackles> 4+4df iriel is not familiar with this whole bumping and grinding thing.
[15:31] <Grapewhistle> crackles: iriel is not familiar with this whole bumping and grinding thing.: 4 (4+4df=#3+#, 0, #4-#, 0)
[15:31] <@pooryoric> dusty barely dodges. "playinnnng harrrrd to get?"
[15:31] <Imants> 4df DOES TODD NOTICE DUSTY, DOES HE?
[15:31] <Grapewhistle> Imants: DOES TODD NOTICE DUSTY, DOES HE?: -2 (4df=#4-#, 0, 0, #4-#)
[15:32] <Dusty> Dusty pulls his pants back up, and tries to use his belt to hold them up.
[15:32] <@Heiden> 4+4df elite bump and grind training
[15:32] <Grapewhistle> Heiden: elite bump and grind training: 2 (4+4df=0, #4-#, #4-#, 0)
[15:32] <Dusty> "Pperhaps…d-don't want to give away to much this early…" He grins, clearly terrified.
[15:32] <@pooryoric> "donnn't disappoint mmmmme, baby." hare purrs. how the hell is she making this sexy?
[15:32] <@Heiden> "Damn, girl, you can /move/!"
#06[15:33] * Dusty has no idea, but it's still massively disconcerting. He makes another grab for hte scalpel.
[15:33] <@pooryoric> todd, meanwhile, has just knocked over someone's drink.
[15:33] <Dusty> 4df Grabban
[15:33] <Grapewhistle> Dusty: Grabban: 1 (4df=0, 0, 0, #3+#)
[15:33] <@pooryoric> 4df slican!
[15:33] <Grapewhistle> pooryoric: slican!: 1 (4df=#3+#, #4-#, #3+#, 0)
[15:33] <@pooryoric> ha catces the blade and gets a small cut for his trouble. hare moans.
[15:33] <@pooryoric> *he
[15:33] <crackles> "I often move. I would be a plant otherwise."
[15:34] <Imants> Oh god I made a mess. Better ignore it. Todd keeps dancing.
[15:34] <Dusty> "Ah!" He sucks his palm, eyes going wide.
[15:34] <Imants> 4df+3
[15:34] <Grapewhistle> Imants: 2 (4df+3=#4-#, 0, #4-#, #3+#)
[15:34] <crackles> 4+4df damn girl you can sure TRIP OVER EVERYTHING EVER
[15:34] <Grapewhistle> crackles: damn girl you can sure TRIP OVER EVERYTHING EVER: 7 (4+4df=#3+#, #3+#, #3+#, 0)
[15:34] <@pooryoric> hare swings for his unprotected midsection
[15:34] <@pooryoric> 4df+3 blade!
[15:34] <Grapewhistle> pooryoric: blade!: 2 (4df+3=#4-#, #4-#, 0, #3+#)
#06[15:34] * Dusty tries to keep dancing, despite not wanting to at all.
[15:34] <Imants> Todd flails wildly.
[15:34] <@Heiden> The boy looks over his shoulder and gives his friends a shit-eating grin and a thumbs-up before returning his attention to the bump and the grind.
[15:34] <crackles> Iriel is SUDDENLY afflicted with immense grace
[15:34] <Dusty> 4df+3 Safety dance!
[15:34] <Grapewhistle> Dusty: Safety dance!: 1 (4df+3=#4-#, 0, #4-#, 0)
[15:34] <@Heiden> 4df+4 I don't see nothin' wrong…
[15:34] <Grapewhistle> Heiden: I don't see nothin' wrong…: 3 (4df+4=#4-#, #3+#, 0, #4-#)
[15:35] <@pooryoric> the scalpel bites deep, just at dusty's pantsline. she's expertly cut only as far as the last layer of skin.
[15:35] <@Heiden> Iriel makes this kid look /good/. Unfortunately, the kid takes advantage of this by inching his hands down her waist, inch by inch. Classy!
[15:35] <Imants> 4df PERCEPTION OF A BLIND MAN ON A FOGGY DAY IN WINTER
[15:35] <Grapewhistle> Imants: PERCEPTION OF A BLIND MAN ON A FOGGY DAY IN WINTER: 2 (4df=#3+#, 0, 0, #3+#)
[15:36] <@pooryoric> todd is stepping on toes like a motherfucker.
[15:36] <Imants> "IRIEL I THINK SOMETHING IS GOING ON"
[15:36] <crackles> "REALLY? I THINK DUSTY IS DYING"
[15:36] <Imants> He turns around. I don't even know if she's still there.
[15:36] <crackles> She says, a stranger's palms on her ass
[15:36] <Imants> "MAYBE WE SHOULD HELP?"
[15:36] <Dusty> Dusty gasps, and stumbles a little, but that might just be his clumsinesss.
[15:36] <@Heiden> "WHAT?"
[15:37] <Imants> "OK, THAT"S NOT GOOD. WE SHOULD GO."
[15:37] <@pooryoric> meanwhile, the DJ sees iriel and this guy dancing and switches the record for more grind
[15:37] <@pooryoric> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k00sVgCEiE8&feature=related
[15:37] <Grapewhistle> pooryoric: #Lutzenkirchen - Daily Disco (Boys Noize remix)# - length #6m 10s# - rated #4.73/5.0# (270) - #180,301# views - #aistisice# on #2008.04.24#
[15:37] <crackles> oh fuck you yoric.
[15:37] <crackles> "YOU SHOULD BITE HER"
[15:37] <crackles> "DO THE…VAMPIRE THING"
[15:37] <Imants> "ARE YOU GONNA STAY HERE?"
[15:37] <@pooryoric> 4df+3 slicing dusty again!
[15:37] <Grapewhistle> pooryoric: slicing dusty again!: 1 (4df+3=#4-#, 0, 0, #4-#)
[15:37] <Imants> Todd wonders if she is enjoying having this guy's hands on her ass.
[15:38] <Dusty> !4df+3 Dusty grits his teeth, mas up, and ducks around behind hare.
[15:38] <Dusty> 4df+3 Noooo
[15:38] <Grapewhistle> Dusty: Noooo: 4 (4df+3=#3+#, #4-#, 0, #3+#)
[15:38] <crackles> She isn't, but she's accustomed to ignoring stuff she's uncomfortable with. "I'LL FOLLOW YOU, I SUPPOSE"
[15:38] <@pooryoric> hare's blade misses, but she grabs dusty and kisses him -hard-.
[15:38] <Imants> "OK>"
[15:38] <crackles> with tongue?!
[15:38] <crackles> SCANDALOUS
[15:38] <Imants> Todd shoves his way though the crowd. "EXCUSE ME. PARDON ME. SORRY!"
[15:38] <@Heiden> "WHERE YOU GOIN' OFF TO, SEXY?"
[15:39] <@pooryoric> roll to shove!
[15:39] <Dusty> "Mph…" Dusty scrabbles for the blade the whole time, but is kissing back, what a weirdo.
[15:39] <Imants> 4df+3
[15:39] <Grapewhistle> Imants: 4 (4df+3=0, 0, #3+#, 0)
[15:39] <crackles> "UM - I'M JUST GOING TO - I'LL BE RIGHT BACK!"
[15:39] <Dusty> 4df+o0 No more slican please
[15:39] <@pooryoric> she lets him take the blade. she did promise propriety, after all.
[15:39] <Dusty> 4df+0 No more slican please
[15:39] <Grapewhistle> Dusty: No more slican please: 1 (4df+0=#3+#, #4-#, 0, #3+#)
[15:39] <@pooryoric> 4df+3 shoving back
[15:39] <Grapewhistle> pooryoric: shoving back: 3 (4df+3=0, #3+#, #4-#, 0)
[15:39] <crackles> "OH HELLO TODD." She bumps into his back.
[15:40] <@pooryoric> todd shoves like a lonely housewife at a black friday kitchenware sale.
[15:40] <@Heiden> "WHAT THE FUCK?"
[15:40] <@Heiden> The kid shoulders through the dense crowd, but Iriel moves quicker than he does. He looks pissed, though.
#06[15:40] * Dusty breaks off the kiss trying to deposit the blade somehare won't reach.
[15:40] <crackles> "NO THANK YOU, I'M NOT HUNGRY" she says over the thrumming bass
[15:41] <Dusty> *somewhere hare
[15:41] <Imants> "HI. LETS GO!"
[15:41] <Imants> Todd taps Dusty on the shoulder.
[15:41] <@pooryoric> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xesBq-9aNwo
[15:41] <Grapewhistle> pooryoric: #WIBBLY WOBBLY WHOMP stylage Electro Mix# - length #10m 22s# - rated #4.88/5.0# (33) - #7,406# views - #stylage# on #2009.08.19#
[15:42] <@pooryoric> hare sighs in contentment.
[15:42] <crackles> Iriel tries to stop Todd from making himself known, but whoops, too late
[15:42] <Dusty> Dusty blinks looking over at Todd then back to Hare.
[15:42] <crackles> She sighs and makes her peace with the world.
[15:43] <Dusty> "O-oh! Wh-hat a coincidence seeing you here…"
[15:43] <@Heiden> "WHAT THE HELL, BITCH, I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE?"
[15:43] <@Heiden> "GODDAMN COCKTEASE, WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM?"
[15:43] <Imants> "HI. LIS- OH GODDAMNIT HOLD ON."
#06[15:43] * Dusty frowns.
[15:43] <Dusty> "Who /is/ that?"
[15:43] <Imants> "I NEED TO DEAL WITH THIS AND THEN I NEED YOUR HELP."
[15:43] <Imants> Todd turns back to face David Letterman.
[15:43] <@pooryoric> "WHAT THE HELLLL ARRRE THEY DOINNNG HERRRE, LOVERRRR?"
[15:43] <Dusty> "I'M ON IT"
[15:44] <Dusty> He turns to hare. "JUST A ROWDY BOY. I'LL TAKE CARE OF IT WITH MY FRIEND HERE"
[15:44] <Imants> "HEY LISTEN, WE'RE SORTA BUSY, SO IF YOU COULD LEAVE US ALONE FOR A MOMENT."
[15:44] <@pooryoric> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dETP1iHU6qg&feature=related
[15:44] <Grapewhistle> pooryoric: #Plump Djs - Beat Myself Up (Plump DJs Night Remix)# - length #5m 38s# - rated #4.92/5.0# (159) - #59,399# views - #Neutr0nX# on #2009.01.15#
[15:44] <crackles> Iriel is puzzled, but mostly terrified
[15:44] <@pooryoric> the DJ senses a fight brewing, and adjusts to soundtrack it.
[15:45] <Imants> The DJ is an asshole.
[15:45] <Dusty> Dusty heads over to the area of contention as well.
[15:45] <@Heiden> "REALLY, THIS IS HOW IT'S GONNA BE, THEN?"
[15:45] <crackles> "BUT I SAID I'D BE RIGHT BACK"
[15:45] <@Heiden> Douchebag McGee 'bows up.
[15:45] <Imants> "WHAT'S THAT MEAN?"
[15:46] <Dusty> "HEY GUY. GOT A PROBLEM?" Dusty would rahter fight thisman, than dance another round with ahre.
[15:46] <Dusty> *this man
[15:46] <Dusty> *hare
[15:46] <@pooryoric> hare is glaring at letterman.
[15:46] <@pooryoric> "YOU ARRRE INNNNTERRRUPTING MY DATE."
[15:47] <Dusty> "Shit."
#06[15:47] * Dusty turns.
[15:47] <crackles> Iriel attempts to herd everyone way. "MR. COLE YOU SHOULD ATTEND TO YOUR LADY"
[15:47] <Dusty> "I-it's alright, h-hare."
[15:47] <crackles> away* derp
#06[15:47] * Dusty glances at iriel, but returns to hare with a nod.
[15:47] <@pooryoric> dusty is bleeding through his shirt, by the way.
[15:48] <Dusty> It's a dark shirt.
[15:48] <@pooryoric> "WHAT WASSSS THAT ALLLL ABOUT?"
#06[15:49] * Dusty gets tired of yelling, he leans into to speak into hare's ear. "Just ran into some friends from the library. Someone was bothering a young woman I know. She's ok now."
[15:49] <@pooryoric> "shoulllld we killll them?"
[15:49] <Dusty> *lean in to
[15:49] <Dusty> "N-no, that's not necessary…"
#06[15:50] * Dusty presses a hand to his cut, trying to stem the blood flow.
[15:50] <@pooryoric> "you'rrrre bleedinnng."
[15:50] <Imants> Todd's nostrils flare.
[15:50] <Dusty> "Er…yes…it's not too bad. Don't worry about it."
[15:51] <@pooryoric> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVw8sr8PsTY&feature=related
[15:51] <Grapewhistle> pooryoric: #Shake It Up - Stanton Warriors# - length #7m 52s# - rated #4.92/5.0# (729) - #444,954# views - #FutureProphecies# on #2007.11.20#
[15:51] <@pooryoric> "llllet me hellllp."
[15:51] <Imants> Todd turns. "Are you okay, Dusty?" Big grin.
#06[15:51] * Dusty glances at todd. He smiles unsure. "Just look after iriel."
#06[15:52] * Dusty looks back to hare. "Y-you know how to treat cuts?"
[15:52] <Imants> "are you sure? You're uh. Well, you know." Todd can't even see the cut. Gosh, he looks like fun.
[15:52] <@pooryoric> "of courrrrrse. did you thinnnnk I woulllld let you die? trrrrrust me, loverrrrr."
[15:53] <Dusty> "Y-yeah." Dusty nods at Todd, and smiles to Hare, trusting her more than he should probably.
[15:54] <Dusty> "I do, Hare, go on." He's still completely ready to dodge if another blade shows up.
[15:54] <crackles> Iriel peers at the wound concernedly, but dares not get too close
[15:54] <Imants> "Okaayyyy. We'll be around. We like to dance." He grins. My, what big teeth he has.
[15:54] <Dusty> "…" Everyone is scaring him now.
[15:55] <@pooryoric> hare drags dusty off the dance floor. "I supose I shoullllld tellll you about my fetish…" she sounds uncertain. "the advice colllllunnn said…"
[15:55] <Imants> Todd continues to dance with Iriel, keeping an eye on Dusty.
[15:55] <crackles> 4+4df cut a fucking rug
[15:55] <Grapewhistle> crackles: cut a fucking rug: 5 (4+4df=#4-#, 0, #3+#, #3+#)
[15:55] <crackles> Iriel uses DANCE
[15:55] <crackles> It's super effective
[15:56] <Imants> 4df+3 four left feet
[15:56] <Grapewhistle> Imants: four left feet: 3 (4df+3=0, #3+#, #4-#, 0)
#06[15:56] * Dusty is dragged. "A-advice column? Not ana's? W-wait…are you frightened r-rabbit?"
[15:56] <Imants> Todd dances. It's goes… okay
[15:57] <@pooryoric> ONE BRIEF EXPLANATION LATER.
[15:57] <@pooryoric> "annnd… now you knnnnow."
[15:58] <Dusty> "…ah." Dusty looks thoughtful. "Well…that doesn't sound too bad…you've certainly proven how…confident you are with a blade…"
[15:58] <@pooryoric> hare beams.
[15:59] <Dusty> "I mean…I won't lie, it hurt before…but…I didn't /die/."
[15:59] <@pooryoric> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRiPKRpfHEI&feature=relmfu
[15:59] <Grapewhistle> pooryoric: #SEREBRO - Ð¡Ð»Ð°Ð´ÐºÐ¾# - length #3m 44s# - rated #4.89/5.0# (438) - #203,551# views - #ello# on #2010.09.09#
[16:00] <@pooryoric> "nnnnnope."
[16:00] <crackles> "AWW, THEY'RE TALKING AND MR. COLE ISN'T DEAD"
[16:00] <crackles> Iriel is pleased
[16:01] <@pooryoric> "besssssides…." hare runs a finger along one of the scars from their first meeting. "thessssse look good onnnn you."
[16:01] <Imants> "yet. He smelled delicious, though."
[16:01] <Imants> WHOOPS. MEANT TO TYPE THAT IN CAPS.
[16:01] <crackles> "I SHALL TRY NOT TO BLEED THEN"
[16:01] <Dusty> Dusty flushes somewhat, he presses a hand to his cut, and looks out at the floor, listening to the beat. "Listen, uhm…hare…I think this could work? Just, you know, maybe…we could limit the uh…activities to certain times?"
[16:01] <crackles> She really, really doesn't want to be desanguinated
[16:02] <Dusty> "I really liked these pants."
[16:02] <@pooryoric> "sorrrrry about the pants… herrre, therrrre's a guy overrr there innn the same pairrrr. I'lll kill him beforrrrre we llleave and get you hissss."
[16:03] <Dusty> "nonononono!"
[16:03] <Imants> "SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN. I SHALL TRY NOT TO KILL YOU YOU."
[16:03] <@pooryoric> "why nnnnnnnot?"
[16:03] <crackles> "PLEASE."
[16:03] <crackles> 4+4df dancery
[16:03] <Grapewhistle> crackles: dancery: 4 (4+4df=#4-#, #3+#, #4-#, #3+#)
[16:03] <crackles> Whee!
[16:03] <Imants> 4df+3 break it down
[16:03] <Grapewhistle> Imants: break it down: 5 (4df+3=#3+#, #3+#, #4-#, #3+#)
[16:03] <Imants> Todd breaks it down like it's a collapsible table.
[16:04] <Dusty> "Just…no killing, when I'm around, at least? It'd make me feel better?"
[16:04] <crackles> Iriel does too, but she's more along the lines of a collapsible chair
[16:04] <@pooryoric> "finnnnnne… the colllumn said I shoullld try to ease you innnnnto these thinnnngs."
[16:06] <Dusty> "R-right…" He sounds a little uncertain still, but checks his wound, and then smiles at her unsteadily. "S-so…you had a good time?"
[16:06] <@pooryoric> "of courrrrse!"
[16:08] <Dusty> "I-I'm glad…"
[16:09] <@pooryoric> "it's nnnnot to lllate to rennnt a room somewherrrre…"
[16:10] <Dusty> "W-well…I could use a place to bandage these cuts…m-maybe my place would be better? It'd be nice to show you around my my lab…" Dusty is honestly intending only that.
[16:10] <@pooryoric> "okay!"
[16:10] <@pooryoric> hare is honestly intending -so much more than that-.
[16:12] <Dusty> "Alright…" Dusty lightly takes her hand, and looks around for todd/iriel to say bye.
[16:12] <crackles> "OH ARE YOU LEAVING"
[16:12] <@pooryoric> "lllet them dannnnnce. it's cute."
[16:12] <Imants> "uh"
[16:12] <Imants> Todd blushes.
[16:12] <Imants> And his dancing slowly becomes awkward.
[16:13] <Dusty> "Okay." He smiles sincerely to todd and iriel, ad waves, starting out.
[16:13] <crackles> like 'awkward' is not his default state of being
[16:13] <Imants> well, more awkward. awkward to the second power.
[16:13] <crackles> "SHOULD WE FOLLOW THEM?" she says mid-chain dance
[16:13] <Imants> "DO YOU WANT TO. HE MIGHT BE OKAY BUT I"M NOT SURE."
[16:13] <crackles> "I SUPPOSE IT'S BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY…"
[16:13] <@pooryoric> hare follows him
[16:14] <Imants> "I GUESS."
[16:14] <Dusty> They head down the street, a small distance away, up some stairs, and are at his apartment door.
[16:14] <crackles> Iriel grabs Todd's arm and edges out of the club, wiping sweat off her forehead
[16:14] <Imants> Todd and Iriel follow.
[16:14] <Dusty> They were in dusty'sapartmentville.
[16:15] <@pooryoric> fantastic city. try the steak.
#06[16:15] * Dusty fumbles with keys.
[16:15] <@pooryoric> hare fumbles with dusty.l
[16:15] <crackles> Iriel pats her ears. That bass was really quite murderous on them.
[16:15] <Imants> "That was fun. Did you see were they went?"
[16:15] <crackles> "Er, down that way, I think?" She points
[16:16] <Imants> "yeah I think so." Todd pulls her along.
#06[16:16] * Dusty has dificulty getting the key in the slot because of htis.
[16:16] <Dusty> this
[16:16] <crackles> …baby
[16:16] <Dusty> Make the joke, do it.
[16:16] <@pooryoric> because of tits
[16:16] <@pooryoric> it's okay, dusty. that happens to all guys once in a while
[16:17] <crackles> "Miss Hare sure likes to touch people," Iriel observes.
[16:17] <crackles> Very quietly. Across the street. Behind a shrub.
[16:17] <Imants> "yeah. Well. Dusty in particular."
[16:17] <Imants> Shrubs are fun. I like shrubs.
[16:17] <crackles> It does not occur that she is being a HUGE CREEPER right now
[16:17] <Imants> With a knife, he fails to add.
[16:17] <Dusty> Click, the door opens. "…ok…well, come in." He steps aside. "LAdies first."
[16:17] <Imants> "So when they go in, we have three options."
[16:18] <@pooryoric> hare steps in, looking around.
#02[16:18] * Dusty (ten.llebcap.ac2tks.lsd.D8474FA2-CRInys|tibbiM#ten.llebcap.ac2tks.lsd.D8474FA2-CRInys|tibbiM) Quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client#)
[16:18] <crackles> Iriel rubs her feet, which ache a little from all that stomping. "What are they?"
[16:18] <Imants> "Wait outside, watch through the windows, or silently break it."
[16:19] <@pooryoric> aaand dusty poofed.
[16:19] <crackles> it's okay, i'm an expert timekiller
[16:19] <crackles> "I am not so good at breaking things."
[16:19] <crackles> "Perhaps we should listen for a scream."
[16:19] <Imants> break in*
[16:19] <Imants> "Dusty doesn't sound like a screamer."
[16:20] <Imants> Todd mentally kicks himself.
[16:20] <crackles> "…Yes, you're right."
[16:20] <crackles> She takes her string out of her hat and starts cat's cradling
[16:21] <Imants> "What are you doing?"
[16:21] <crackles> "Occupying myself." Iriel glances up and down the street.
[16:21] <Imants> "With what?"
[16:21] <crackles> "Cat's cradle. You've never played?"
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[16:22] <Imants> "No"
[16:22] <@pooryoric> GM FIAT: eventually, todd and iriel get tired of waiting and return to the Library
[16:22] <Imants> Todd holds the door open for Iriel on the way in.
[16:22] <crackles> why are you trying to kill dusty, yoric
[16:23] <@pooryoric> a while later, dusty arrives as well, a thin cut under one eye, smelling of sex and in an INCREDIBLY good mood.
[16:23] <crackles> "You smell like something I cannot identify," Iriel observes, massaging her feet some more.
#06[16:24] * Dusty wonders why he didn't shore.
[16:24] <Dusty> *shower
[16:24] <Imants> "He smells like blood, among other things." Todd grins again.
[16:24] <@pooryoric> he had to show hare the way back to her Door, duh.
#06[16:24] * Dusty remembers this, and nods to himself.
[16:24] <@pooryoric> on close examination, that thin cut goes… all the way around his eye… oh god.
[16:25] <Imants> Despite his love of all things delicious, Todd flinches slightly.
[16:25] <crackles> "Did you mate, then?" Iriel asks
[16:26] <Dusty> "…er…we talked."
#06[16:26] * Dusty is a horrible liar.
[16:26] <crackles> "You're a horrible liar."
[16:26] <Imants> "Yeah."
[16:26] <Dusty> "I swear, that's all." He :|'s at todd.
[16:26] <crackles> "Mr. Cole, you can be honest. I will not be offended and I will not think less of you."
[16:27] <crackles> "…I can't speak for Todd though."
[16:27] <crackles> "He drinks blood."
[16:27] <@pooryoric> it probably won't even scar.
[16:27] <Imants> "How was it? Was it awesome? I was afraid she was gonna kill you for a moment there." I was afraid I was gonna kill you, he doesn't say.
#06[16:27] * Dusty glances at iriel, but decides he longer cares. "It was /totally/ awesome!"
[16:28] <Dusty> He's sayin g this to todd.
[16:28] <Imants> "How's that cut on your stomach?"
[16:28] <Dusty> "I was afraid too, but she's actually really mellow once you talk with her for a while."
#06[16:28] * Dusty waves a hand.
[16:29] <Dusty> "She bandaged it for me, no big deal."
[16:29] <crackles> Iriel is confused, but says nothing. She takes out her letter to Ana and looks it over.
[16:30] <@pooryoric> "what happened to who now?" oh, hello fritz.
[16:30] <Imants> "Glad you had fun. She was -hot-."
[16:30] <Dusty> "Oh god, /you/."
[16:30] <crackles> She papercuts the fuck out of her thumb. "Ow."
[16:30] <Dusty> "She is gorgeous."
[16:30] <crackles> "Hello, Mr. Fritz," she says, her thumb lodged in her cheek
[16:31] <@pooryoric> "me. what goes, daddy-o?
[16:31] <@pooryoric> "
[16:31] <Imants> "You okay, Iriel?"
[16:31] <Dusty> "Nothing that concerns you."
[16:31] <crackles> "Yes. The paper split my skin."
#06[16:31] * Dusty glances at iriel. "Papercuts are nasty."
[16:31] <crackles> She stuffs the letter back into the hat.
[16:31] <@pooryoric> "and yet I find myself concerned, mi amigo. what went up?"
[16:32] <Imants> "Sorry"
#06[16:32] * Dusty prays hare never discovers papercuts.
[16:32] <Imants> "I hate it when that happens."
[16:32] <Imants> Todd is glad papercuts don't normally bleed.
[16:32] <Dusty> "We had a good time." Answers Dusty, his good mood resurfacing.
[16:32] <crackles> Iriel flops over onto her back. "I thought you were going to bleed all over the floor in the sweat place."
[16:33] <Imants> "Awesome. It's called a dance club, by the way."
[16:33] <Dusty> "It was only a little bleeding."
[16:33] <Imants> "or just a club."
[16:33] <Imants> "It was a lot of bleeding."
[16:34] <Dusty> "Nah, you weren't around to see me when we met. /That/ was a lot of bleeding.
[16:34] <Dusty> "
[16:34] <crackles> Iriel pales.
[16:34] <@pooryoric> aren't you glad hare reads ana's advice column?
[16:34] <crackles> yes, it is possible for her to be /even/ whiter
[16:34] <Dusty> So very glad.
[16:34] <Imants> "Mmm. Must've been awful."
[16:35] <Imants> Todd is lying. It must've been great.
[16:35] <Dusty> "It was actually very terrifying that time." Dusty doesn't mention that it was also strangely hot, until he nearly died.
[16:35] <Dusty> "I nearly died."
[16:36] <Imants> "Why on earth did you go back and see her?"
[16:36] <crackles> "That is also what I would like to know."
[16:36] <Dusty> "She's…I don't know. I feel like she's actually kind of sweet, under neath all the…" He tries to signify crazy slashing murderess with hand gestures.
[16:37] <Dusty> *underneath
[16:37] <Imants> "All the serial killer?"
[16:37] <Dusty> "Yeah."
[16:37] <Dusty> "Which we're going to talk about, eventually."
[16:37] <@pooryoric> "bro code requires me to support my boy's decision here." fritz pats dusty on the back. "ISLAGIATT clause."
[16:37] <Imants> "ISLAGIATT?"
[16:38] <crackles> "Bless you."
[16:38] <Dusty> "It seemed liek a good idea at the time."
[16:38] <@pooryoric> "It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time."
[16:38] <Dusty> "Alchemists use that clause all the time."
[16:38] <Dusty> *like
[16:38] <Imants> "Oh."
[16:38] <@pooryoric> GM FIAT: dusty is now a lolcat.
[16:38] <@pooryoric> [not reallyu]
[16:39] <Dusty> "So…I'm going to be back…"
#06[16:39] * Dusty departs, and returns after fifteen to twenty minutes.
[16:40] <@pooryoric> dusty no longer smells like blood and sex! sorry todd.
[16:40] <Dusty> He showered, and no longer smells, like blood, fear, and sex.
[16:40] <crackles> In which time Iriel amused herself by flicking coins at Fritz's head
[16:40] <@pooryoric> "stop. ow. doing. ow. that. ow."
[16:40] <Dusty> Dusty frowns.
[16:40] <@pooryoric> fritz makes no effort whatsoever to dodge.
[16:40] <Dusty> "Iriel, that isn't nice."
[16:40] <Imants> Todd has busied himself reading. It's a book about serial killers.
#03[16:40] * Dusty is now known as Ragazzo
[16:40] <crackles> Iriel is immensely amused anyway.
[16:40] <Imants> "Does it really actually hurt?"
[16:41] <Imants> "I can't even imagine how your nerves work."
[16:41] <@pooryoric> "hey, it's fine. long as- ow- she's throwing american- ow- currency, I don't mind."
[16:41] <@pooryoric> fritz is carefully catching each coin on the rebound.
[16:41] <Ragazzo> Dusty is totally sending sappy text messages to hare.
[16:41] <crackles> "I do not like the sweat clubs," Iriel says once she's out of coins.
[16:42] <@pooryoric> "looks like… three seventy five and a button. not bad, not bad."
[16:42] <Ragazzo> "It was possibly a bad choice on my part…" Admits Dusty.
[16:42] <@pooryoric> "you were looking like you'd enjoyed yourself immensely."
[16:42] <Imants> "Could've been worse. Could've been a movie. Or a hotel room."
[16:43] <Ragazzo> "I almost did the first, and she wanted the second."
[16:43] <crackles> Iriel almost asks what a movie is but doesn't want to be interrupting
#06[16:43] * Ragazzo shivers.
[16:43] <Ragazzo> Dusty does.
#03[16:43] * Heiden is now known as Heiden_Shogun
[16:45] <crackles> She blinks. "Mr. Cole, is everyone here like you and she?"
[16:45] <Ragazzo> "…what do you mean?"
[16:46] <crackles> "She stabs you. You bleed. Holes in your head…I don't want to get married if that's what happens."
[16:46] <Ragazzo> "Oh, oh no."
[16:46] <Imants> "No. Listen, where is the 'holes in the head' thing coming from?"
[16:47] <crackles> "She bit through his ear."
[16:47] <Imants> "She's insane, no offense Dusty."
[16:48] <Ragazzo> "Hare is um, well, yes, that, but also…different. I'd prefer the stabbing, and biting, and bleeding wasn't a factor, but…that's just her."
[16:48] <crackles> "Oh." She scowls. "Are you certain?"
[16:48] <Imants> "yes."
[16:48] <Ragazzo> "Quite certain."
[16:48] <Imants> "my parents are normal, so far as I know."
[16:49] <crackles> "My master was not married. I am not sure how they would behave, so please pardon my ignorance."
[16:49] <Ragazzo> "It's alright, iriel."
[16:50] <Imants> "No problem."
[16:50] <crackles> She grins at Todd and shuffles her deck of cards
[16:51] <Imants> Todd smiles back, and then blushes a little. He had fun today, in spite of it all.
[16:51] <Ragazzo> "So…looks like two enjoyed yourselves as well…"
[16:51] <Ragazzo> He grins and nudges todd meaningfully.
[16:51] <crackles> "I like the sweats clubs. I do not like the people at the sweat clubs."
[16:51] <Imants> "Yeah, I guess so. Clubbing is fun."
[16:52] <Imants> Todd glares at Dusty. Whywouldyoudothat
[16:52] <Ragazzo> Dusty smiles, in his head, there's a song playing.
[16:53] <Ragazzo> .y I just had sex
[16:53] <Grapewhistle> Ragazzo: #I Just Had Sex (feat. Akon)# - length #2m 56s# - rated #4.86/5.0# (441413) - #79,204,396# views - #thelonelyisland# on #2010.12.19# - http://youtube.com/watch?v=lQlIhraqL7o
#03[16:53] * pooryoric is now known as showeryoric
[16:54] <crackles> There's a song playing in Iriel's head too. It's about murder.
[16:59] <Imants> Todd reads about serial killers.
[17:00] <Imants> "Did you know that sometimes psychopaths like to form strong emotional bonds with their victims before killing them? Sometimes torturing them for days on end?"
[17:01] <Imants> "Huh."
[17:01] <crackles> "There but for the grace of God goes Dusty."
[17:01] <crackles> "…Or maybe he will just die. I hope not."
[17:01] <Imants> "Hm?"
[17:01] <Ragazzo> "…"
[17:01] <Ragazzo> "Huh?"
[17:02] <Ragazzo> "Sorry."
[17:02] <Ragazzo> Dusty was reminiscing.
[17:02] <crackles> "What if…what if…"
[17:02] <crackles> "WHAT IF she is luring you into some kind of trap."
[17:03] <crackles> "And before you know can blink, you are already dead." She makes the Home Alone horrorface.
[17:03] <Ragazzo> "Oh no, that's silly. She could have killed me a long time ago."
#02[17:03] * @showeryoric (~ten.htuoslleb.bom.08BD1538-CRInys|PCS#ten.htuoslleb.bom.08BD1538-CRInys|PCS) Quit (Ping timeout#)
[17:03] <Imants> "She could be toying with you."
[17:03] <crackles> "Yes! My master told me women do that often."
[17:04] <Imants> todd bursts out laughing
[17:04] <Ragazzo> "Why would she…do that?" Dusty sounds slightly uncertain. "I mean…she…said….um…" He blushes deeply.
[17:04] <Imants> "She said?"
[17:04] <Ragazzo> Dusty coughs. "Nothing."
[17:04] <Imants> "This could be a vital clue."
[17:04] <Ragazzo> "I'm quite certain it's not."
[17:05] <Imants> "I'm not. What did she say?"
#03[17:05] * Imants is now known as Todd_
#06[17:05] * Todd_ pries.
[17:05] <Ragazzo> "That she enjoys stabbing nosy vampires." Snaps Dusty.
[17:05] <crackles> "Oh Todd, don't make him tell…he obviously doesn't want to."
[17:06] <Todd_> Todd snorts "Hah. Okay."
[17:06] <Todd_> "She does not even know I am a vampire."
#06[17:06] * Todd_ triumphant.
[17:06] <Ragazzo> "Hmph, whatever."
[17:06] <Ragazzo> Dusty fumes at his lie being seen through.
[17:06] <Todd_> Todd continues to read.
[17:07] <crackles> "Don't worry," Iriel says reassuringly. "I will not let her stab you."
[17:07] <Todd_> "I'm not worried."
[17:08] <crackles> "Neither am I, but just in case."
[17:09] <Ragazzo> "I don't think she'll be slicing up other men, anymore…well…no one I know…" He sounds worried, but is it for the right reason?
[17:09] <Todd_> "Ok. I'm glad you're protecting me." Todd grins.
[17:10] <crackles> "I am not very good at protecting. Just a warning." She fishes a rose out of her hat.
[17:10] <Ragazzo> Dusty rolls his eyes.
[17:10] <Todd_> "It's ok. I'm sure I can handle whatever comes along."
[17:10] <crackles> She looks at the wilting rose. "Mr. Cole, you should bring her flowers."
[17:11] <crackles> "Not this one, obviously, it is on its last legs…so to speak."
[17:11] <Ragazzo> "…I /should/
#06[17:11] * Todd_ is crippled with indecision.
[17:11] <Ragazzo> "
[17:12] <Ragazzo> "Perhaps I'll try and get some from Marlon. That moose has beautiful flowers."
[17:13] <crackles> "Perhaps not roses…it is better to receive just one rose."
[17:13] <Todd_> "Is it?"
[17:13] <Ragazzo> "…red, you think?"
[17:13] <Todd_> Todd files this away.
[17:13] <crackles> "Yes, red. Yellow means friendship…"
[17:14] <Ragazzo> "Mmmm. White is pure love."
[17:14] <crackles> "A pink one is for someone who is ill and you wish them well. Or, that is what I use them for."
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[17:15] <crackles> "Oh, and blue ones are bad. I read that in Beauty and the Beast."
[17:16] <Ragazzo> "Hmm."
[17:16] <crackles> She shuffles through her mental filing cabinet. "…Black ones are for when you want to mark someone for death."
#06[17:17] * Ragazzo makes a note to have a rose ready, the next time he sees Hare.
[17:17] <Ragazzo> Dusty does
#03[17:17] * Ragazzo is now known as Dusty
[17:17] <crackles> "Mr. Fritz has many of them! Perhaps you could ask for one."
[17:17] <Todd_> "Black ones? Beauty and the Beast?"
[17:17] <@pooryoric> "huh wha what? I heard my name."
[17:18] <crackles> She feels the petals of the wilty rose with her face. "Dusty wants flowers."
[17:18] <Dusty> "For Hare. A single one, I can just buy one, though…"
[17:18] <Dusty> Does dusty know how to reach hare's place now?
[17:19] <@pooryoric> nope!
[17:19] <Dusty> Right-o.
[17:19] <@pooryoric> "oh, sure, here ya go. two bucks."
[17:19] <Todd_> "you're awful."
[17:19] <crackles> "But you did not charge me."
[17:19] <Dusty> "…I can't use it now. I won't be seeing her for some time, I think."
[17:20] <Todd_> "Why not?"
[17:20] <Dusty> "I don't know where she lives. i could call her, but we just saw each other. It'd be odd."
[17:20] <Todd_> "Yeah. You're supposed to wait three days."
[17:20] <crackles> "Three days?!"
[17:20] <Dusty> "…three whole days?"
[17:21] <Todd_> "yeah. Ask Fritz."
#06[17:21] * Dusty turns to fritz.
[17:21] <Dusty> "Well?"
[17:22] <@pooryoric> "what? why are you asking fritz? hang on." he rummages through his wheelbarrow, reemerging with a mullet wig and can of PBR. "shit, son, ah think ye' should see if'n ye can knock 'er up."
[17:23] <Todd_> "…"
[17:23] <crackles> Iriel's head tips until her ear hits her shoulder.
[17:23] <Dusty> "I remember why I don't like you."
[17:23] <Todd_> "I hate rednecks."
[17:23] <@pooryoric> "you don't like me?"
[17:23] <Todd_> "Are you a redneck?"
[17:23] <@pooryoric> fritz ditches the wig and offers the beer to dusty.
[17:24] <@pooryoric> "I'm from ohio."
[17:24] <Todd_> "So not really."
[17:24] <Dusty> "…" He accepts the beer cautiously. "We'll see."
[17:25] <crackles> Iriel looks over Todd's shoulder at his serial killer book
[17:26] <Todd_> Oh god what is all that bloo-he turns the page.
[17:27] <@pooryoric> iriel sees the words "sexual complex, often as a result of traumatic past or abusive scenerios. this has a tendancy to manifest as misplaced af"
[17:27] <crackles> "Oh, that looks like a kidney."
[17:27] <Todd_> "That was most of a kidney."
#06[17:28] * @pooryoric hums to himself.
[17:28] <Todd_> Todd is now reading about the complex relationships between killers and the victims. Iriel is too, I suppose.
[17:29] <Dusty> Dusty glances over. "Why are you two reading that?"
[17:29] <Todd_> "It's interesting and educational."
[17:29] <crackles> "It is a book about…meat."
[17:29] <Todd_> "And it's useful knowledge considering."
[17:29] <crackles> "Oh. Oh dear. Those are parts of people."
[17:30] <crackles> She cringes away and sits against the shelf
[17:30] <Todd_> "Yeah. Not the good parts though."
[17:30] <Dusty> Dusty sighs,
[17:30] <Dusty> "Well…I'm going to get a cup of cocoa…"
#06[17:30] * Dusty heads to the cafe.
[17:30] <Todd_> "I haven't had cocoa in a long time.."
[17:30] <crackles> She waves.
[17:31] <@pooryoric> fritz has produced a gorilla mask from his wheelbarrow and is playing solitaire with iriel's playing cards.
[17:31] <crackles> Then she realizes she's alone with a bloodsucker.
[17:31] <Todd_> Fritz is there and also in the library.
[17:31] <crackles> Yes, but over THERE
[17:31] <@pooryoric> it's true, though fritz is paying precisely zero attention.
[17:32] <crackles> "Don't eat my blood," she says, plucking petals one by one off the wiltyrose.
[17:32] <Todd_> "I won't. It probably tastes awful."
[17:32] <crackles> She is slightly offended. "Yes."
[17:32] <Todd_> "Yes it does?"
[17:33] <@pooryoric> 2d21
[17:33] <Grapewhistle> pooryoric: 28 (2d21=8, 20)
[17:33] <crackles> "It definitely tastes bad."
[17:33] <crackles> "Like copper."
[17:33] <Todd_> "Maybe to you!" He grins evilly. "But I'd rather not find out. I like you alive."
[17:34] <@pooryoric> perception and gun combat. okaaaaaay…
[17:34] <crackles> clint eastwood.
[17:34] <crackles> "If I die, you can drink it, I suppose. I won't be using it."
[17:34] <Todd_> "Hopefully it doesn't come to that."
[17:35] <@pooryoric> he plucks a poncho and cowboy hat from his wheelbarrow, straps on a pair of pistols, and begins bowleggedly walking up and down the shelves
[17:35] <crackles> Iriel watches, amused
[17:35] <Todd_> "…"
[17:35] <Todd_> "What is he doing."
[17:35] <crackles> "Being strange. Is that not always what Mr. Fritz does?"
[17:35] <Todd_> "I guess."
#06[17:36] * @pooryoric spins the guns on his fingertips.
[17:36] <@pooryoric> "yeee, uh, haw."
[17:36] <Todd_> "Nice try."
[17:37] <crackles> Iriel closes her eyes and picks out a book at random. It is written entirely in binary.
[17:37] <@pooryoric> "cows and cowgirls, pardners, whar's a feller supposed t' git a drank arount hyar?"
[17:37] <Todd_> "The cafe, I think. I don't eat normal food usually."
[17:37] <@pooryoric> "actually, know what? fuck cowboys."
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#06[17:37] * Dusty sips cocoa in the cafeteria, and wonders if Hare would have been adverse to spending the night. He somehow can't see her as the cuddling type.
#06[17:37] * @pooryoric switches his poncho and ten gallon for a trenchcoat and trilby. "nyah, see? I'm gonna rough ya up, see?"
[17:38] <Dusty> Her pillow talk was frankly upsetting.
[17:38] <Todd_> "Good luck."
[17:38] <@pooryoric> ITT: dusty is such a woman
[17:38] <crackles> Iriel giggles.
[17:39] <@pooryoric> fritz flourishes a comically small plastic tommy gun. he pulls the trigger, and the barrel lights up and makes those five sound effects every toy ever makes.
[17:39] <Todd_> "Nice."
[17:40] <Todd_> Todd puts his book back.
[17:40] <crackles> "But does it kill people?"
[17:40] <Todd_> "Nope."
#06[17:40] * Dusty walks by, tries to pick up the murderer book surreptitiously.
[17:40] <@pooryoric> "guns don't kill people, dollface. I kill people."
[17:40] <Todd_> "Hi Dusty. Wanna borrow the book?"
[17:41] <crackles> Iriel hides her laugh behind her hand
[17:41] <Dusty> "I was putting it back." Mumbles dusty.
#06[17:41] * @pooryoric shoots todd theatrically with a rubber band.
[17:41] <Todd_> "Alright the- Argh!" Todd dies. No breathing, nothing. Rubber kills vampires.
[17:41] <Todd_> He falls over.
#06[17:42] * Dusty takes this opportunity to leave with the book.
[17:42] <Dusty> Not really.
[17:42] <crackles> Iriel pietas like there's no tomorrow.
[17:42] <Todd_> She does what
[17:42] <@pooryoric> "ah. latex allergy. poor misunderstood soul." fritz drapes a small cloth over todd's face. "good thing he learned it this way. getting killed by a condom's a fantastic way to ruin a date."
[17:42] <crackles> http://pwlawrence.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Michelangelos_Pieta_5450_cropncleaned.jpg pieta.
[17:43] <Todd_> Todd sneezes.
[17:43] <crackles> "What's a - eww." She brushes vampspit off her face.
[17:43] <Dusty> "Hmmm…shit."
#06[17:43] * Dusty realizes something important he forgot.
[17:43] <@pooryoric> the cloth flutters aloft on the sneeze.
[17:43] <Todd_> It was a dry sneeze :|
[17:43] <crackles> I CERTAINLY HOPE SO
[17:44] <crackles> Iriel drops him unceremoniously on the floor.
[17:44] <Todd_> it certainly was. Todd sits up. "That was not nice."
[17:44] <Todd_> Todd falls. "Ow!"
[17:44] <crackles> "My legs were falling asleep."
[17:44] <Todd_> "Sure."
[17:45] <crackles> She picks a bit of lint off his shoulder.
[17:46] <Todd_> Todd gets back in his seat and picks up a rubber band. He shoots her with it. "Pow."
[17:46] <crackles> It gets her in the eye.
[17:47] <crackles> "Ow."
[17:47] <Todd_> "oh shit! I'm sorry!"
[17:48] <crackles> "It's alright," she says, holding a palm over it. "It was not sharp."
[17:48] <Todd_> "Still, I'm really sorry! How can I make it up to you?"
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[17:50] <crackles> "Don't trouble yourself." She rubs her eye and blinks a few times. It's slightly red but no worse for the wear.
[17:51] <Todd_> "Alright…"
[17:52] <crackles> Iriel climbs up on top of the shelf. GM, where the hell am I.
[17:53] <@pooryoric> on a shelf above todd?
[17:53] <crackles> Yes but give me something interesting to go after
[17:53] <@pooryoric> well geez, put a GM on the spot
[17:53] <crackles> that's what i'm doing
[17:54] <@pooryoric> iriel spots a fellow ambling through the stacks toward todd. she's never seen him before in her life, but is somehow completely certain that he is A Clown Called Ashton.
[17:54] <Todd_> Can Todd see him yet.
[17:55] <crackles> "Hey look, it is A Clown Called Ashton."
[17:55] <Todd_> "What?"
[17:55] <Todd_> Todd is reading agaib.
[17:55] <Todd_> again*
[17:55] <Todd_> He was not really listening.
[17:55] <crackles> "…I didn't know there were clowns here…"
[17:55] <@pooryoric> todd can see him coming now. he's equally aware that, yup, this guy is absolutely A Clown Called Ashton.
[17:55] <crackles> She waves.
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[17:56] <Todd_> Todd get up, his book falling to the floor.
[17:56] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> ACCA nods politely. he's immaculately dressed in a sharp pinstriped suit, his clown makeup tastefully simplistic, matching the flowers in his lapel.
[17:57] <Todd_> Todd has not had good experiences with A Clown Called Ashton. Also, Clowns are scary. He darts around the bookshelf, to the other side.
[17:57] <crackles> "Why are you hiding?"
[17:58] <Todd_> "I'm not hiding."
[17:58] <Todd_> "I am looking for a book."
[17:58] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> "I am not a clown."
[17:58] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> ACCA frowns. "despite all evidence to the contrary."
[17:59] <Todd_> "I can see that." Looking at books, looking at books.
[17:59] <Todd_> Books books books. Everyone loves books.
[17:59] <crackles> "Oh."
[17:59] <crackles> She turns back around. "But if you are not a clown, what are you?"
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[18:00] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> "I am >A Clown Called Ashton<
[18:00] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> "
[18:00] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> somehow, she can tell that what he's saying and what she's hearing aren't matching up. he looks at her hopefully.
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[18:00] <crackles> "…Say that again?"
[18:01] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> "I am >A Clown Called Ashton<"
[18:01] <Todd_> Todd pokes his head around the shelf.
[18:01] <Todd_> "Could you spell it out, maybe?"
[18:01] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> ">A C L O W N C A L L E D A S H T O N<"
[18:02] <crackles> Iriel shakes her head, brow furrowed. "That is strange…"
[18:02] <Ragazzo> Dusty wanders over. "Hello there."
[18:02] <Todd_> "Nope, not still not getting it. Have you got a nickname, perhaps?"
[18:02] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> he frowns. "you're hearing a clown called ashton, aren't you?"
[18:02] <Todd_> "No." Back behind the bookshelf again.
[18:02] <crackles> "But that time it sounded…"
[18:03] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> "really?" he sounds so hopeful. he scurries around the shelves to todd and grabs his sleeve. "my dear boy! please! please tell me you hear >A Clown Called Ashton< and not a clown called ashton!"
[18:04] <crackles> "Don't startle him, he may bite."
[18:04] <Ragazzo> "…who is this man that calls himself A Clown Called Ashton?"
[18:04] <Todd_> Todd looks at A Clown Called Ashton.
[18:05] <Todd_> "I hear a Clown Called Ashton. Let me uh, try something though."
[18:05] <Todd_> "Is it >A Clown Called Ashton<?"
[18:05] <Todd_> Todd tries some crazy inflection there.
[18:06] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> "no. you're just saying a clown called ashton in a silly voice."
[18:06] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> ACCA looks offended.
[18:06] <Todd_> "That's sorta what I hear when you say it."
[18:06] <Todd_> Todd looks terrified.
[18:06] <Ragazzo> "A Clown Called Ashton?"
[18:07] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> "MY NAME IS NOT FUCKING A CLOWN CALLED ASHTON! I AM NOT A CLOWN! MY NAME IS NOT ASHTON! I AM >A Clown Called Ashton<!"
[18:07] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> ACCA flails for a moment in rage, then bursts into tears.
[18:08] <Ragazzo> "That is what I said…"
[18:08] <Todd_> "Oh god damnit." Todd scrambles up the bookshelf.
[18:08] <Ragazzo> ">A Clown Called Ashton<."
[18:08] <crackles> Iriel hops down off the shelf. "You must be tired. Shall I sing for you?"
[18:09] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> the thing is, you can -tell- he's saying something else, but all you can process is 'A Clown Called Ashton'.
[18:11] <Todd_> Todd's just gonna lie down on the shelf and stare at the ceiling and pretend clowns don't exist.
[18:16] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> GM FIAT
[18:16] <@A_GM_Called_yoric> this is dusty http://i-beta.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/1/6/9/52169.jpg?v=1
[2011-04-21 19:12:29] <Ragazzo> Dusty wishes he had clothes….
[2011-04-21 19:12:59] <Imants> Todd wanders into the library.
[2011-04-21 19:13:41] <pooryoric> the door opens a crack. a cop tosses in an orange jumpsuit. "put this on. there's a couple boys from upstairs comin' to talk to you."
[2011-04-21 19:14:06] <Ragazzo> "It' going to turn pink." Dusty puts it on though.
[2011-04-21 19:14:24] <pooryoric> the door closes again, and dusty hears the cop address… someone. "whenever you're ready. cameras are off."
[2011-04-21 19:16:48] <Ragazzo> Dusty waits anxiously.
[2011-04-21 19:19:00] <Flames> "Thank you, officer." The door opens, and two people step inside. The first is a tall, powerful man who bears no small resemblence to R. Lee Ermey. while the second is a slendar black woman. Both of them are in business suits, the woman in a pants suit, and both of them are armed and have FBI badges.
[2011-04-21 19:19:11] <Flames> ((Slender, rather))
[2011-04-21 19:20:36] <Ragazzo> "Hello. I'd offer you both a seat, but I'm in jail."
[2011-04-21 19:20:41] <Flames> The man speaks softly with a Deep South accent, "Mister Cole? I'm Special Agent Johnson, and this is Agent Johnson, and we're from the Federal Bureau of Investigations. We're here to have a few words with you on the matters at hand today."
[2011-04-21 19:22:23] <Ragazzo> "Go on."
[2011-04-21 19:25:16] <Flames> The two agents settle in at the somewhat uncomfortable chairs, leaving a third chair across the table from them. "We were called in, since this has interesting consequences, Mister Cole. Also, since your case falls under the purview of the USA PATRIOT Act, certain rights you would normally have are waived."
[2011-04-21 19:25:52] <Flames> The lady speaks firmly, "So have a seat, Mister Cole, I'm not in the mood to look up at you."
[2011-04-21 19:26:30] =-= Heiden_AFK is now known as Heiden
[2011-04-21 19:26:36] =-= Mode #WanderersLibrary +o Heiden by ChanServ
[2011-04-21 19:28:40] <Ragazzo> "Agent…Johnson, was it? Oh, and you're Agent Johnson, correct?" Dusty takes a seat. "Today has been the least terrifying day I've had in weeks. But please, continue trying to intimidate me." Dusty no longer gives a damn.
[2011-04-21 19:33:23] <Flames> "Mister Cole, if we wished to terrify you, we would do so. At the moment, this is light conversation." Agent Johnson says firmly. "Presently you are being investigated for fifteen counts of first degree murder, two counts of arson, and also for poisoning the Lake Tahoe Reservoir." She nods to him, "The matter of exotic weaponry and the copious amounts of blood…
[2011-04-21 19:34:25] <Ragazzo> "I can assure you any blood you find was almost certainly my own. My girlfriend has exotic preferences."
[2011-04-21 19:36:08] <Flames> "found in your apartment, as well as the chemistry set probably means we can pin just about anything you want on you, and the next time you would see daylight would be when you were given Last Rites. And yes, let's talk about your girlfriend?" Agent Johnson nods her head.
[2011-04-21 19:39:58] <Flames> "Miss Margaret Hare, otherwise known as the Singapore Slasher." Special Agent Johnson adds. "Anything you wish to say?"
[2011-04-21 19:41:26] <Ragazzo> "Margaret…I never knew her first name. Thank you."
[2011-04-21 19:41:47] <Ragazzo> "It's a good name, don't you think?"
[2011-04-21 19:42:15] <Flames> "I suppose so. So, Mister Cole, anything you wish to say about her?"
[2011-04-21 19:43:13] <Ragazzo> "She's a beautiful, unstable, dangerous woman."
[2011-04-21 19:43:58] <Flames> "And about the contents of your apartment?"
[2011-04-21 19:45:18] <Ragazzo> "I don't see how anything inside my apartment would relate to hare. Aside from some clothing."
[2011-04-21 19:46:26] <Flames> "And the three different blood types, and the scalpel?"
[2011-04-21 19:47:00] <Flames> "And what of the interesting laboratory you had there. You wouldn't have been making a better living through chemistry?"
[2011-04-21 19:48:18] <Ragazzo> "Tell me, did you find the scalpel in the bedroom?" Dusty knows they did. "I am making a better living through chemistry."
[2011-04-21 19:48:54] <Flames> "And there is the experimental mil-spec coherent pulse emitter." Johnson reads that off of a card. "Gun running as well as polluting our precious bodily fluids?"
[2011-04-21 19:49:54] <Ragazzo> "…polluting your bodily fluids? Are you accusing me off going around and injecting people?"
[2011-04-21 19:50:04] <Ragazzo> "The gun was a gift, thank you."
[2011-04-21 19:52:47] <Flames> "Oh, you haven't heard about the lovely residue in the sewers?" Agent Johnson seems surprised. "After your hard work and the residue we traced to your laboratory sink! I would have thought you would have taken pride in your work."
[2011-04-21 19:53:59] <Ragazzo> "…" Dusty thinks back. "Oh, hell, did I really just pour that mess down the sink? What was I thinking. Was anyone hurt?" He sounds sincerely concerned. "I'll pay for any damages or medical fees."
[2011-04-21 19:55:32] <Flames> "Quite a gift, as I understand it." Johnson nods, "And then there's… your irregularities, Mister Cole. Oh, that? Oh, nothing much, just five people consumed by some… strange manner of creature. But the chemical burns match with the residue in your sink."
[2011-04-21 19:56:34] <Flames> "And thank you for confessing to the five counts of negligent manslaughter. That does help neaten our paperwork." The special agent smiles at that.
[2011-04-21 19:57:08] <Ragazzo> "I have no trouble confessing to crimes I've actually committed."
[2011-04-21 19:57:27] <Ragazzo> "You are welcome."
[2011-04-21 19:58:22] <Flames> "Indeed? So, any others you care to mention? Arson, for instance? Or why you were in Boise, Idaho a few days ago, in the murder of two adults and the abduction of their daughter?"
[2011-04-21 19:59:42] <Ragazzo> "I travel frequently for business reasons. Unfortunately I often seem to end up stumbling onto the scene of violent altercations."
[2011-04-21 20:00:33] <Ragazzo> "The police there detained me. I'm sure you have records."
[2011-04-21 20:00:50] <Ragazzo> "Someone lit me on fire."
[2011-04-21 20:00:58] <Flames> "And it was ever so interesting how you managed to escape!" Agent Johnson replies. "Forensics is still going over the residue left behind."
[2011-04-21 20:02:13] <Ragazzo> "I'm sorry? Escaped? I was shoved out of that car before the officers who detained me fled. Apparently they were frightened by something."
[2011-04-21 20:02:31] <Ragazzo> "I gathered as much from their screaming."
[2011-04-21 20:03:10] <Ragazzo> "Being shoved through a back window is most painful."
[2011-04-21 20:03:29] <Flames> "Reminded us of another interesting fire that happened in Missouri a few months back, although we don't have a direct connection to you. The alledged meth lab on the scene did have similar chemicals, though."
[2011-04-21 20:04:44] <Flames> "Seemed interesting, though, how your hand cuffs broke and how the back windshield shattered, though… after you applied some unknown concoction. And you weren't pushed, Mister Cole. The video evidence is quite clear there."
[2011-04-21 20:05:31] <Ragazzo> "…." Damn, damn, damn.
[2011-04-21 20:06:50] <Ragazzo> "Drugs are a plague on society. Anyone foolish enough to produce them is bound to lose their lab eventually."
[2011-04-21 20:07:17] <Flames> "And then there's the fact that your jumpsuit is now a nauseating mixture of orange and *pink*."
[2011-04-21 20:07:38] <Ragazzo> "I find it to be rather fetching."
[2011-04-21 20:08:30] <pooryoric> it looks like someone spilled pepto bismol at a traffic stop
[2011-04-21 20:08:46] <Ragazzo> Dusty's fucked up in many ways. Fashion sense included
[2011-04-21 20:09:24] <Flames> "The lab boys were admiring your samples, by the way. Still good enough for DNA and blood typing, but you're pinker than a cherry cordial."
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[2011-04-21 20:10:55] <Ragazzo> "Perhaps I could speak with them. The mixture responsible for this is puzzling me somewhat still."
[2011-04-21 20:11:18] <Ragazzo> "I could see it having it's uses for entertainment purposes. Suitably diluted, of course."
[2011-04-21 20:12:28] <Ragazzo> "Did you not find the left over formula in my lab? I labeled it quite clearly."
[2011-04-21 20:12:50] <Ragazzo> "It said 'Punk'."
[2011-04-21 20:12:53] <Ragazzo> *pink
[2011-04-21 20:13:44] <Flames> "Oh, yes, very well labeled. Special Circumstances is going over your work with a fine toothed comb. The present debate is whether we'll be taking you to Leavenworth, Ely State Prison, or Guantanamo."
[2011-04-21 20:14:29] <Ragazzo> "Maybe you'd like to offer me a job. I've no doubt I'm more skilled than any scientists you have."
[2011-04-21 20:16:14] <pooryoric> and dusty just slaps his cock on the table.
[2011-04-21 20:16:27] <Flames> "You do possess certain skills that we would be interested in discovering. But for you to be offered anything like that, you would need to ace the Interview. And Mister Cole, you're not impressing us." Agent Johnson leans forward, eyes hard. "So impress me."
[2011-04-21 20:16:46] <Ragazzo> "Chalk." Dusty doesn't blink.
[2011-04-21 20:16:58] <Ragazzo> "Give me chalk."
[2011-04-21 20:18:35] <Ragazzo> Is fwoosh offline?
[2011-04-21 20:18:47] <pooryoric> fwoosh is out until the burns heal.
[2011-04-21 20:19:15] <Flames> "This isn't school, Mister Cole," Special Agent Johnson drawls. "We don't need you to write on the board five hundred times, 'I shall not kill innocent people with my sadist girlfriend.'"
[2011-04-21 20:19:50] <Ragazzo> "I'd appreciate you didn't speak about my woman that way."
[2011-04-21 20:20:12] <Ragazzo> "And if you want to be impressed, get me chalk. Or else you can sit here, and banter with me."
[2011-04-21 20:20:22] <pooryoric> somewhere in new south wales, hare pauses and sighs happily.
[2011-04-21 20:21:07] <Ragazzo> Dusty grins suddenly. He feels content, for a moment.
[2011-04-21 20:21:14] <Flames> Agent Johnson stares at him a moment, weighing him in the balance, "Mister Cole, Miss Hare should be the last thing on your mind. So either get talking, or we shift tactics."
[2011-04-21 20:22:05] <Ragazzo> "What would you like to know?" He comes out of his reverie, frowning somewhat.
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[2011-04-21 20:24:08] <Flames> "What was it that you were trying to do, when you ended up turning Pink?"
[2011-04-21 20:25:34] <Ragazzo> "I was attempting to synthesize a substitute for blood. I'm sure you can see the practical benefits of such an endeavor."
[2011-04-21 20:26:34] <Flames> "So why are *you* pink? Run out of bunnies?" Agent Johnson snorts in disbelief.
[2011-04-21 20:27:04] <Ragazzo> "It was a difficult process. I failed. I'm thinking I will try it again someday."
[2011-04-21 20:28:25] <Flames> "On yourself? Needing to make a personal transfusion, Mister Cole?"
[2011-04-21 20:28:33] <Ragazzo> "I ran out of niter, actually, by the way."
[2011-04-21 20:29:49] <Ragazzo> "Yes. My Hare is quite deft with that scalpel but somethings are unavoidable. Heat of the moment, you understand surely."
[2011-04-21 20:31:04] <Flames> "You ran out of niter… Why in God's name would you be using potassium nitrate and charcoal, Mister Cole?"
[2011-04-21 20:31:47] <Flames> "We did also detect sulfur as well, after all. Lot of coal. Seems you're propelled by your discoveries?"
[2011-04-21 20:32:31] <Ragazzo> "A profession is something that should be pursued for more than monetary reasons."
[2011-04-21 20:33:53] <Flames> "Well, add that to the list then." Johnson nods and writes that down.
[2011-04-21 20:34:44] <Ragazzo> "Hmm? List?"
[2011-04-21 20:35:33] <Ragazzo> Does dusty have any chalk dust/coal residue on his fingers/face/anywhere?
[2011-04-21 20:36:22] <Flames> ((Considering Dusty was showered and scrubbed until his skin was raw? No.))
[2011-04-21 20:36:34] <Ragazzo> Fair enough.))
[2011-04-21 20:37:50] <Flames> "Of charges being levied. While it would be overkill at this point, where if we discovered reincarnation we'd had to execute you about a dozen more times to balance it out, it would be folly to forget the little things."
[2011-04-21 20:39:16] <Ragazzo> "Oh. Carry on."
[2011-04-21 20:41:15] <Ragazzo> "I'll just wait for you to get what you want from me."
[2011-04-21 20:41:18] <Flames> "At the point, Mister Cole, we're about finished. We're attempting to see if there is any way you could attempt to make restitution for your crimes against society and humanity, and you only offer flippancy and bon mots. It is as if the deaths of all of those people you've ruined means nothing to you."
[2011-04-21 20:41:25] <pooryoric> someone knocks on the door of the interrogation room.
[2011-04-21 20:41:50] <pooryoric> "agent johnson?"
[2011-04-21 20:42:19] <Ragazzo> Dusty looks at the door, humming.
[2011-04-21 20:42:34] <Flames> Agent Johnson gets up to answer the door, leaving Johnson to continue talking. "It would be nice if you had some feelings of remorse, Mister Cole, but if not, we won't further waste your time here."
[2011-04-21 20:43:09] <Ragazzo> "…wait. I didn't kill those people. What do you want?"
[2011-04-21 20:43:44] <pooryoric> "sir." it's a fresh faced young FBI gopher. "we've gotten word that the singapore strangler has been surrounded by police forces in a small apartment in new south wales."
[2011-04-21 20:43:50] <pooryoric> *slasher
[2011-04-21 20:43:54] <pooryoric> not strangler
[2011-04-21 20:43:56] <pooryoric> derp
[2011-04-21 20:44:02] <Ragazzo> Does dusty hear that?
[2011-04-21 20:44:15] <Flames> ((Yes))
[2011-04-21 20:44:22] <Ragazzo> "WHAT!?"
[2011-04-21 20:44:24] <Flames> "New South Wales? How she gets around."
[2011-04-21 20:45:00] <pooryoric> "you, uh, said to keep you updated, sir. sorry for interrupting."
[2011-04-21 20:46:13] <pooryoric> the young agent withdraws, closing the door.
[2011-04-21 20:46:32] <Ragazzo> Dusty barely stops himself from standing. "What do you want, I need to get out of here."
[2011-04-21 20:47:26] <Ragazzo> "Please…?"
[2011-04-21 20:47:49] <Flames> "Mister Cole, the only way you're getting out of this at this point is in a pine box," Agent Johnson says. "That is, unless you have something less witty and more relevant to say?"
[2011-04-21 20:48:20] <Ragazzo> "I'm sorry for everything before."
[2011-04-21 20:48:43] <Flames> "Less witty, yes. Still not terribly relevant, though."
[2011-04-21 20:49:26] <Ragazzo> "I didn't commit the murders. It was Hare, she kept leaving bodies whenever she came over."
[2011-04-21 20:50:24] <Flames> "What happened to the bodies, Mister Cole."
[2011-04-21 20:51:13] <Ragazzo> "Hare always came back for them, I don't /know/ what she did with them."
[2011-04-21 20:52:56] <Flames> "That still doesn't clear you, Mister Cole. Now, then… we do know Miss Hare was in Reno last night, and yet today she's in Australia. You wouldn't happen to know how she did that?"
[2011-04-21 20:53:44] <Ragazzo> "She…always came to see me."
[2011-04-21 20:54:35] <Flames> Roll Persuasion.
[2011-04-21 20:55:10] <Ragazzo> 4df Untrained
[2011-04-21 20:55:10] <Grapewhistle> Ragazzo: Untrained: 0 (4df=0, 3+, 4-, 0)
[2011-04-21 20:55:27] <Flames> "And that wasn't the question I asked, Mister Cole."
[2011-04-21 20:55:55] <Ragazzo> "I…I do." Dusty breaks. "It's not…I don't think you'd believe me."
[2011-04-21 20:56:47] <Flames> "Try me."
[2011-04-21 20:57:05] <Ragazzo> Dusty explains about Doors.
[2011-04-21 20:58:14] <Flames> Roll Persuasion.
[2011-04-21 20:58:25] <Ragazzo> 4df Herp
[2011-04-21 20:58:25] <Grapewhistle> Ragazzo: Herp: 3 (4df=3+, 3+, 3+, 0)
[2011-04-21 20:59:03] <Flames> "Well, well… you actually believe that. All right, then, what's the way the door works around here?"
[2011-04-21 20:59:40] <Ragazzo> "I…which one? In this building? I don't know if there even is one here."
[2011-04-21 21:00:54] <Flames> "No, the one you use to go places. Since you seem to be able to pop up in Idaho and Missouri and Singapore."
[2011-04-21 21:01:27] =-= Nioki_AWAY is now known as Nioki
[2011-04-21 21:02:55] =-= Mode #WanderersLibrary +qo DrMann DrMann by ChanServ
[2011-04-21 21:02:59] <Ragazzo> "It varies." Lies Dusty. "Sometimes Doors change, and will go different places or just stop working at all. It's by no means reliable. I try and avoid using them."
[2011-04-21 21:03:04] <Ragazzo> Persuasion?
[2011-04-21 21:03:15] <Flames> Yes.
[2011-04-21 21:03:29] <Ragazzo> 4df Please grape, don't screw me here
[2011-04-21 21:03:29] <Grapewhistle> Ragazzo: Please grape, don't screw me here: 1 (4df=0, 3+, 3+, 4-)
[2011-04-21 21:05:54] <Flames> Agent Johnson looks over to Special Agent Johnson, who sadly shakes his head. "All right, Mister Cole, I suppose this interview is over." Agent Johnson watches Dusty as the special agent knocks on the door.
[2011-04-21 21:06:19] <Ragazzo> "…w-wait….what do you mean over?"
[2011-04-21 21:06:31] <pooryoric> "yessir?" the young gopher is outside.
[2011-04-21 21:07:25] <Flames> "Sign Mister Cole out, and get him ready for transport. We'll be leaving shortly."
[2011-04-21 21:08:02] <pooryoric> "yessir!" the gopher shuffles off to deal with the Paperwork.
[2011-04-21 21:08:16] <Ragazzo> Dusty begins to panic. He begins babbling about the library, everything he knows. He refrains from divulging anything about the people who visit though.
[2011-04-21 21:09:17] <Flames> Neither agent makes a move at this point. The Special Agent leans against the door silently, while Agent Johnson sits in the chair and watches him intently.
[2011-04-21 21:09:39] <Ragazzo> Dusty for his part, keeps babbling.
[2011-04-21 21:10:55] <Flames> Two big men step into the room with a stretcher. Wordlessly, they walk up to Dusty, and move to fit him into a straight jacket.
[2011-04-21 21:11:25] <Ragazzo> "St-stop! I'm telling you the truth!"
[2011-04-21 21:13:40] <Ragazzo> Dusty backs into a corner of the room.
[2011-04-21 21:13:54] <Flames> "You may well be, Mister Cole, but the time for that is past. I'm sorry to say that the interview is over."
[2011-04-21 21:14:21] <Flames> 4df+4 Just try physical defense, if you're hard enough.
[2011-04-21 21:14:21] <Grapewhistle> Flames: Just try physical defense, if you're hard enough.: 2 (4df+4=3+, 4-, 4-, 4-)
[2011-04-21 21:14:49] <Ragazzo> 4df+3 Why the fuck not
[2011-04-21 21:14:50] <Grapewhistle> Ragazzo: Why the fuck not: 3 (4df+3=0, 0, 4-, 3+)
[2011-04-21 21:16:12] <Flames> Dusty backs into the corner away from the big guys. Special Agent Johnson goes and leans up against the now closed door. "I would suggest submitting, Mister Cole. You may not think it can get worse for you at this point, but in this you'd be wrong."
[2011-04-21 21:16:42] <Ragazzo> "I already did! I told you everything! What do you want!?"
[2011-04-21 21:18:33] <Flames> "What do we want, Mister Cole? We want what everyone wants in these United States. Truth, Justice, and the American Way." The special agent smiles, "A bit of a cliche, sadly enough, but it will do. You've done the crimes, Mister Cole, so this is where you do the time. Easy, or hard, it's up to you."
[2011-04-21 21:20:45] <Ragazzo> "I DIDN'T KILL ANYONE!" Dusty is crying, jesus. "I didn't! I keep trying to fix things, to make it a little better, and everything KEEPS GETTING WORSE!"
[2011-04-21 21:21:32] <Flames> "Then why did you keep on trying, Mister Cole? When you are digging yourself deeper into a hole… why didn't you stop?"
[2011-04-21 21:23:12] <Ragazzo> "Because I had to! I couldn't give up on her! She said she loved me! I love her!" Dusty sobs, crumpling. "I just wanted to help…"
[2011-04-21 21:23:35] <Flames> "And you helped, and over two dozen people are dead."
[2011-04-21 21:25:30] <Flames> "Put out your arms, sir," the big guy on the right says. "We can do this easy, or we can do this hard, but it will be done."
[2011-04-21 21:26:06] <Ragazzo> "You think she'd have not killed people if I hadn't?" Dusty puts his arms out trembling. "It doesn't matter anymore. I can't do anything."
[2011-04-21 21:27:06] <Flames> "What matters, Mister Cole," the Special Agent says in his low, Southern drawl, "is that people stop getting hurt. That's what we want to do here. And you're going to help us do that."
[2011-04-21 21:27:55] <Ragazzo> "I am…? I never wanted anyone to be hurt…"
[2011-04-21 21:29:03] <pooryoric> meanwhile, andra will emerge in three days.
[2011-04-21 21:31:01] <Ragazzo> Does dusty know this?
[2011-04-21 21:31:16] <Flames> "Perhaps, Mister Cole." He's suited up and restrainted into the straight jacket. It's not uncomfortable, per se, but he's not going anywhere. The two men pick him up as if he were a child, and load him onto the stretcher. To a casual eye, he looks like a patient being carried out.
[2011-04-21 21:32:01] <Ragazzo> Dusty…sits there? Lays there?
[2011-04-21 21:34:04] <Flames> Lays. He's strapped down, and carried by the two thugs. "Easy or Hard, Mister Cole." They carry him out of the room and to the back of the station, where a cabulance awaits. The two big guys load him in, and the agents join him in the back. "Now, tell me about this Library," Agent Johnson says…
[2011-04-21 21:34:13] <Flames> Fade to Black…
Tom90deg: Zoe comes out from the stacks as she usualy does, and takes a seat at the big table.
Sadler: Sadler's sitting a bit away from, but still with, Iriel.
~DrMann: She's quiet a moment. Then, "Step softly, child. Be polite, but do not blink. Do not look away. Never run unless you are sure you must. Things that run are hunted."
Nioki: Azi shuts another atlas. This one only had streets named Despair or Pineapple, depending on which direction one faced.
Dusty: "Yes ma'am." Dusty nods blinking. He bows politely.
~DrMann: "Take care of yourself, child. The spirits are not evil, but they can be dangerous."
Dusty: "I will Ma'am. To be honest, I'm most worried for my daughter."
Todd_: Todd sets his book aside.
Iriel: "Perhaps I should not go."
Todd_: "Why not?"
Sadler: "Eh, why not?"
Dusty: Dusty scans the library. "Where is Billy…"
Iriel: She shrugs. "She said they could be dangerous."
Zoe_Chantili: "You'll be with us though."
Todd_: "There are very many things here that are dangerous."
~DrMann: "Ah, that reminds me. Billy gave me something to give to you. It had nearly slipped my mind." She shakes out her bag onto the table, and the contents of Billy's safe tumble out.
Iriel: "Yes, but in the Library they are forbidden from hurting me." She chews on the tip of the white feather.
Todd_: "We will be fine."
Dusty: "Ah…thank you."
Dusty: Dusty picks up the vial of quintessence, and…a picture.
Todd_: "Iriel. I am dangerous. Azi is dangerous. We are both going. It will be safe."
Dusty: He stows the picture quickly, but carefully in his wallet.
Todd_: "Although, I understand if you do not wish to go."
Nioki: "Ye can hold me hand if it'd make ye feel better."
Todd_: He seems to realize what exactly he is advocating.
Dusty: "Thank you very much Ma'am."
Dusty: bows again.
Dusty: "And pass my thanks to Billy as well?"
~DrMann: "Of course."
Dusty: "Thank you so much."
~DrMann: "And… Do not be afraid to look for help while you are there. It may come from unexpected places."
Dusty: "I'll remember, Ma'am."
Dusty: "I have to go now. Thank you for your time."
~DrMann: "Of course." She goes back to her reading.
&MisterFlames: "Are you ready, Dusty?"
Dusty: "Yes. Todd, Sadler, could you help me move Andra on to her cart?"
Dusty: Dusty moves to where Andra is."
Todd_: Todd goes over to assist.
Azi: Azi stands and walks over to Dusty.
CYBIL: "Are we leaving to this forest place?"
Dusty: "I'm going. I…I didn't think anyone wanted to come."
Todd_: Todd shrugs.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe goes over do watch and stay out of the way
Sadler: Sadler walks over to Dusty.
Dusty: Together they lift the pot and deposit it gently on the trolley Dusty got?
Zoe_Chantili: "I'd like to come, if that'd be alright?"
Dusty: "I don't mind anyone coming…"
&MisterFlames: "I wish I could come with you, but I'll be too affected by it." Midnight says. "Humans should be all right, but I'll be too distracted."
Todd_: "What about me?"
Sadler: "… and the bugs?"
Azi: "I dunno what'll happen t' me, but I'm goin!"
&MisterFlames: "The bugs… well, they might become more idealized. Not sure. You'll have to let me know." Midnight's tail flicks. "All right, then, follow me, I'll get you to the Forty Acre Wood."
Dusty: "Did you…you mean…really?"
&MisterFlames: Midnight starts to walk along, heading to a particular door.
Dusty: follows, pushing andra along.
Dusty: He's got the bag of womens clothing, and the towel on the trolley as well.
Azi: Azi follows.
Sadler: follows. the rodents following him had scattered away from Midnight.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe follows Midnight
Iriel: drifts behind the gaggle a ways.
Todd_: Todd follows! He sticks with iriel if possible.
CYBIL: CYBIL follows behind the group, observing their actions
&MisterFlames: Midnight regards the door a moment, then does a complicated shimmer with her whole body before clicking her teeth and head butting the Door. The door opens obligingly to an old growth forest.
Dusty: follows some more
Azi: Azi peeks through the door.
Sadler: "…" Sadler looks through.
&MisterFlames: "All right, we're nearly there." Midnight walks through the forest, and she looks around for the appropriate signs. "Careful of the rings."
Todd_: Todd steps through. He tugs iriel after him.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe follows, looking around carefully
Dusty: follows, keeping both eyes peeled..
Todd_: "Fairy rings, I think."
Sadler: takes up the rear. "I've heard of those…"
Azi: Azi follows just behind Midnight, looking around the forest with interest.
&MisterFlames: "Faerie rings, yes. You get odd resonances here and there, in the more primal locations."
Azi: "What d' they do?"
Iriel: looks right at home surrounded by trees, once she's ascertained there aren't any wolves around.
Dusty: "Oh, everyone, when we get in the True Forest. Please, don't run, don't blink, be quiet, and don't look away."
CYBIL: CYBIL regards the portal, calculating its dimensions, then steps through behind the group
Zoe_Chantili: "Don't blink?"
Zoe_Chantili: "For the whole time we're there?"
~DrMann: There's a chittering sound in the trees above them.
Dusty: "I don't know. It's what Miss Efi told me."
Sadler: "…" Sadler looks up.
Todd_: Todd glances upward.
&MisterFlames: "Don't make yourself prey," Midnight says.
Grapewhistle: Iriel: AAAH WHAT IS IT (perception): 6 (5+4df=-, 0, +, +)
Iriel: 5+4df AAAH WHAT IS IT (perception)
Zoe_Chantili: "I'll do my best…"
~DrMann: There's a monkey in the tree lookind down at them.
Todd_: "Don't break your gaze, zoe."
Dusty: "Let's just keep going calmly."
Iriel: "…What on Earth is that?"
Todd_: "Or they'll take out your throat."
Todd_: "It's a monkey."
Azi: "S' a monkey."
Zoe_Chantili: "Right…opposite of gorillas."
~DrMann: This is somewhat unexpected in English old growth forest.
Azi: "Huh? Nah. S' more like a really small an' screechy gorilla."
Zoe_Chantili: "I mean….never mind, explain later…."
Azi: "I've only seen 'em in a zoo before…"
&MisterFlames: Or a small and screechy human, thinks the little cat to herself. She doesn't worry about the monkey, she seeks out the signs of the Way.
~DrMann: Midnight doesn't see anything in particular. However, the monkey is gesturing to the group.
~DrMann: It jumps to another tree just a little ways away.
Dusty: "…?" Dusty observes the monkey's gestures. "Midnight…a friend of yours?"
&MisterFlames: "Ah?" Midnight shifts. "We may have a guide. Be cautious." She moves to follow.
Dusty: Dusty frowns, not sure about this, but follows, pushing the trolley.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe follows, looking around the forest, a city girl at heart.
Iriel: trails after Todd. Yyyyyep. Looks pretty foresty.
Azi: "Huh? How d'we know t' trust it?"
Todd_: Todd literally has no idea what any of this is. Where are all the cars?
&MisterFlames: "Instinct," Midnight replies.
CYBIL: Cybil wonders what instinct feels like and moves along
~DrMann: The monkey leads them down a path, which soon becomes only a trail.
Dusty: is nervous.
&MisterFlames: "Yes, Dusty?"
Sadler: "Ugh…" Sadler notices all the bugs after him. This is why he avoids the forest, oh yeah.
Dusty: "Are we sure this is a guide?"
Todd_: Todd shrugs.
&MisterFlames: "Not entirely, but I'm watching for other signs, too."
Dusty: "Ok then…"
Azi: Azi trusts Midnight, and takes her word for it.
~DrMann: The trees are closer together.
&MisterFlames: "Keep your eyes open and your wits about you," Midnight murmurs.
Dusty: Dusty is highly alert.
Todd_: Todd glances at iriel again.
CYBIL: Cybil increases it photosensitivity
~DrMann: There are more sounds in the trees around them. The cries of birds, the chattering of little beasts, the hum of insects.
Iriel: She is straight-faced, looking up at the patches of sky visible through the overgrowth.
Zoe_Chantili: "You feeling alright Iriel? Still nervous?"
Iriel: "I am never nervous."
~DrMann: The trees have changed. There were mostly beech trees before, but now there are oaks, pines, larches, eucalyptus…
Dusty: totally brought shovel.
Sadler: The bugs LOVE Sadler.
Todd_: "It will be okay." He squeezes her hand.
~DrMann: The trees tower above you, and the area seems huge and close together all at once.
Zoe_Chantili: "Must be nice…I'm nervous…never been in the woods like this before."
&MisterFlames: "Yes…" Midnight purrs softly.
~DrMann: Everyone roll mental defense.
Dusty: "…getting there…"
Grapewhistle: Dusty: Come on: 2 (4df+2=+, -, 0, 0)
Dusty: 4df+2 Come on
Grapewhistle: Todd_: whoa: 5 (4df+2=0, +, +, +)
Todd_: 4df+2 whoa
&MisterFlames: 4df+3 Mental
Grapewhistle: MisterFlames: Mental: 3 (4df+3=-, 0, 0, +)
Grapewhistle: Sadler: Bugman: 1 (4df+2=-, 0, 0, 0)
Sadler: 4df+2 Bugman
Grapewhistle: Azi: 3 (4df+1=0, +, 0, +)
Grapewhistle: CYBIL: 1 (4df+2=0, +, -, -)
Grapewhistle: Iriel: mdef: 4 (4df+3=-, +, +, 0)
Iriel: 4df+3 mdef
Grapewhistle: Zoe_Chantili: 1 (4df=+, 0, -, +)
Todd_: Mann, I was wrong, that should be a 3 not a 5
~DrMann: Azi, Midnight, Iriel and Todd are able to shake off the effects. Everyone else has now gained the temporary Aspect In the Old Wood's Shadow.
Todd_: Todd hums quietly. The vast nature of the wood is lost on him.
Dusty: "…" Dusty rubs his temple for a moment.
Dusty: He continues pushing though.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe looks back up at the forest canopy nervously, her eyes darting from patch of sky to patch of sky.
Sadler: Sadler takes a deep breath.
CYBIL: Cybil is momentarily overloaded by the species of trees apparent but continues on
&MisterFlames: Midnight shifts her walk a bit. She's no longer walking proudly along, tail in the air. At the moment now, she's stalking.
Iriel: iiiis not bothered at all, for some reason. She revolves slowly on the spot, taking in her surroundings
Sadler: "… So… yeah. Where are we giong again?" he brushes off a… oh fuck it's a cicada.
Todd_: grabs her hand. "C'mon, silly."
Iriel: "Where are we going?"
Dusty: Dusty notes this change, and grimaces. "The True Forest. All other forests are it's reflection."
Azi: Azi shakes his head, but shows no other reaction. He notices Midnight's change.
Dusty: "Diluted versions of it."
~DrMann: The Monkey is up above them. It seems larger now. Smarter. It grins.
Todd_: Todd looks at it.
Iriel: "I don't know what that means."
Zoe_Chantili: "Is…I think the trees are getting a bit closer together…" Zoe takes a deep breath and lets it out nervously.
~DrMann: "Three favors. Three! One to bring you. Next two, quickly! Haven't got all day, I don't!"
Todd_: "I feel like we are getting close."
Azi: Azi's eyes snap to the monkey.
Iriel: "We have two favors left."
Todd_: "We h-yeh."
~DrMann: "Three favors! Done one. Do the other two, go home, eat the fruit and termites."
Dusty: looks at the monkey curiously.
Iriel: "Will you show us where we can plant this creature?" She gestures to Andra.
Dusty: "We are in the True Forest?"
~DrMann: "I know good spot, great spot! Meadow, not too far. You like it, you'll see!"
Sadler: brushes off a stick insect.
~DrMann: The Monkey swings to the next branch, and then the next, until it's almost out of sight, before stopping and looking back impatiently.
Iriel: follows it.
Todd_: Todd goes with her! Goddamnit iriel.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe follows after Iriel
Dusty: He followa but says catching up. "Are we in the true forest?"
Iriel: "I do not think the monkey would be speaking if this was not a mystical place…"
~DrMann: "Of course! First favor to bring you here! Two left, let's go!"
Dusty: "There are many mystical places, Iriel."
&MisterFlames: Midnight follows as well. In for a penny. "Follow."
Dusty: "Midnight, I thought…you weren't coming?"
Todd_: Todd follows after it.
Sadler: Funny, the bugs aren't crawling on Sadler's skin, but on the outside of his coat. He follows behind.
CYBIL: Cybil follows, looking at the foliage
&MisterFlames: "Apparently I am already here." Midnight acknowledges. "Keep a look out on me a little. My instincts might get the better of me."
Dusty: "I will."
Azi: Azi scans the forest, looking for dangers.
Todd_: "Would you like me to carry you, just in case?"
&MisterFlames: "Can't hurt, Todd."
Dusty: keeps scanning their surroundings every so often.
Todd_: Todd nods, and picks her up gently.
~DrMann: The Monkey leads them through the trail. Azi and Midnight can smell traces of many animals, from rodents to great cats to elephants.
~DrMann: Everyone roll Perception. Those with In the Old Wood's Shadow get +1 to the roll.
Azi: "Lotta scents 'ere. S' like a zoo inna forest."
Grapewhistle: CYBIL: 3 (4df+3=+, -, -, +)
Grapewhistle: Sadler: 1 (4df+2=-, 0, 0, 0)
Grapewhistle: MisterFlames: Perception: 0 (4df+3=-, -, 0, -)
&MisterFlames: 4df+3 Perception
Grapewhistle: Dusty: Per: 4 (4df+4=0, +, -, 0)
Dusty: 4df+4 Per
Grapewhistle: Iriel: what: 5 (5+4df=+, -, -, +)
Iriel: 5+4df what
Grapewhistle: Todd_: nose like a fish: 2 (4df=0, +, 0, +)
Todd_: 4df nose like a fish
Grapewhistle: Azi: 3 (4df+5=+, -, -, -)
Sadler: "you're telling me…" Sadler shakes off a bunch of quite lovely but still rather clingy bugs form his coat.
Grapewhistle: Zoe_Chantili: 0 (4df+2=-, 0, 0, -)
~DrMann: Iriel and Dusty see it. It's tough to make out in the bushes there, with the sun-dappled foliage there producing its own stripes of black and yellow, but you gradually make out the long, muscular body, the green eyes, and the flicking tail.
Zoe_Chantili: ((sorry, that should be 1)
Dusty: "…." Dusty continues moving calmly. "Stay calm iriel…don't be scared…"
Iriel: is juuuuust about to run off in the other direction. She doesn't. Instead she bows.
Zoe_Chantili: "Do you see something?"
Dusty: "Shhhh…just keep walking like normal…"
Dusty: proceeds at a even pace.
~DrMann: The Tiger slowly makes its way into the open. The Monkey screeches and vanishes into the canopy.
Todd_: Todd is irreverant. He tugs her along with one hand. "Listen to dusty please"
~DrMann: "Such manners."
Sadler: Sadler works to stay at an even pace. Just ignore oh god damn another stickbug
Azi: Azi stares at its eyes, unmoving.
~DrMann: The Tiger steps in front of Iriel, and returns her bow.
&MisterFlames: "They are new to the ways here, Rajah," Midnight replies.
Iriel: She tries very hard not to blink.
Dusty: steps around from the trolley and bows to the tiger.
Todd_: Todd steps back and bows as well.
CYBIL: Cybil snaps back from the foliage as it notices something amiss
Todd_: It is an awkward bow.
Azi: Azi bows, never looking away from the tiger's eyes.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe bows down, and meets the Tiger's eyes. "Apologies if we have been rude."
Todd_: Todd stares at it intently.
CYBIL: Cybil notices the others and bows in accordance
~DrMann: "What is your business here in my forest?"
Sadler: Sadler bows, deep breath.
Iriel: "We are looking for a place to plant this creature." She points to Andra.
Iriel: "After this task is complete, we will leave."
Dusty: "She is my daughter."
~DrMann: "A plant," the tiger says with distaste. "Not terribly appetizing. Not for myself, anyway. Perhaps I will let you go." Its tail thrashes behind it.
~DrMann: "Then again, I am hungry. Or… Hmm. You have clever hands. Small hands." It tilts its head and looks at Iriel contemplatively.
~DrMann: "I need a service."
Todd_: Todd stiffens.
Dusty: watches, impassively.
Iriel: "What do you ask of me?"
Iriel: "I shall try." She approaches the big kitty.
~DrMann: "I asked the Monkey, but he, ah, declined to leave his tree."
~DrMann: "I ate a little bird today, and now my mouth is bothering me. Something is stuck in my teeth. Will you pull it out?"
Azi: Azi stares, waiting to see if it attacks.
Todd_: Todd places a hand over his mouth for a moment.
Zoe_Chantili: "Be…careful Iriel…."
~DrMann: The tiger opens its mouth wide. Its mouth is wide and cavernous. The teeth go back much farther than it seems they should.
Iriel: She looks for stray tiny bones…bits of beak…talons…shredded feathers…
Sadler: tries to look away, but can't really.
~DrMann: "Much," the tiger says. "My thanks. You may go on your way. I am not so hungry now."
Todd_: Todd relaxes.
~DrMann: The tiger vanishes back into the underbrush.
Todd_: And… a sigh of relief.
Dusty: "Thank you iriel."
Iriel: She digs a small hole in the ground, buries the broken bone, and covers it up with dirt.
Iriel: "Shall we go on?"
Azi: Azi keeps watching the forest, especially where the tiger departed.
Todd_: He gives her a quick hug after he is done. "Are you okay?"
~DrMann: "Is he gone?" asked the Monkey, hanging by his tail from a branch.
Todd_: She is done*
Sadler: "Yes." He glares at Monkey.
Dusty: "Yes. Will you lead us again?"
&MisterFlames: "He's gone, thank you."
Zoe_Chantili: "That was very brave of you Iriel."
Iriel: She nods at Todd and touches his arm for a moment. "It was not so bad."
~DrMann: "Yes, quick, quick-as-quick! Let's go!" The Monkey swings forward, leading them onward again.
Dusty: follows at an even pace.
Todd_: "I was terrified. You must be very brave." He smiles,and then picks up midnight again and moves on.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe follows
&MisterFlames: "It was, yes." Midnight says nothing more, although she considers matters. This is an Ideal, after all, and Stories can have power here.
Azi: Azi follows quickly.
Iriel: trots along.
Zoe_Chantili: "Don't suppose we'll have a lion with a thorn in it's paw?"
~DrMann: They soon come to a clearing. The Monkey looks nervously around, and then gingerly sets down on the ground. He walks on all fours to the center, and then pats the ground. "Here! Fine dirt, all fine for plants! Plenty sun. Everything you need. Two favors! Two done!"
&MisterFlames: "This is an English forest, not a Greek one. Besides, Lions are of the savannah."
Dusty: "Thank you, Monkey."
Dusty: Dusty takes a shovel, and begins digging sedately where the Monkey directed.
Zoe_Chantili: "Heh I don't think there's tigers in an english forrest either, I'm sure someone would've mentioned."
Azi: Azi sniffs the ground.
Todd_: Todd looks around.
Todd_: "Midnight, shall I put you down?"
Zoe_Chantili: "Need any help digging Dusty?"
Iriel: "I've certainly never seen a tiger in England." She clasps her hands behind her back and stares up at the sky.
&MisterFlames: "True, but the Tiger is the symbol of India." Midnight hops down. "Thank you."
Todd_: "Me neither."
Dusty: "Thank you Zoe."
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe picks up a shovel and starts to dig as well.
~DrMann: "Dig quick, double quick. Too open. To open." Now that the Monkey's arrived in the clearing, it looks very nervous.
Zoe_Chantili: "But India's not been part of England for a long time, unless you count Cricket."
Sadler: as well. Fuck off mantis i'm trying to dig.
&MisterFlames: Midnight runs to a tree and climbs it, finding a perch to watch.
Dusty: They finish digging after a few minutes?
Azi: Azi looks up at the monkey.
Iriel: glances around for anything weeeeeird
~DrMann: As they dig, they hear something howling…
Sadler: "… shit."
Todd_: "Iriel tell me if you see some- oh dear."
Sadler: rarely swears
Zoe_Chantili: "I think we need to dig fast."
Todd_: He grabs her hand.
&MisterFlames: "Do not think like prey!" Midnight says.
Dusty: "…that was a Tiger…we haven't met the Wolf…stay calm everyone. Speed is for prey."
Sadler: "Wasy for YOU to say."
Todd_: "We will be okay."
~DrMann: Everyone with In the Shadow of the Old Wood, you feel the hairs on the back of your neck rise, as the sound sends chills down your spines. It touches something deep inside of you. Something primal.
Iriel: She gloms onto Todd's arm like one of those fish with suckhole mouths.
Azi: Azi tries to pinpoint the distance and direction of the howl.
Todd_: Todd keeps a an arm around midnight with the other.
Dusty: Dusty feels afraid, but tries to push it down, and finish digging.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe's breath starts to come faster as she digs, trying to keep down rising panic from the howl.
Sadler: Sadler is not good. Nope.
~DrMann: You are not the top of the food chain. You do not belong here. The forest can take you at any time, and deep down, you know it. Everything is watching you.
Sadler: he shovels awkwardly, not really paying much attention.
Dusty: "I will plant Andra here, and I will feed her quintessence, and I will take her home, and we will all be *fine*." He tries to reassure himself.
Azi: "I wonder how wolf tastes."
Iriel: "Tough and gamy."
Todd_: Todd bears his fangs. Where he comes from, he -is- the top of the food chain."
Iriel: She shrugs.
Todd_: "It is probably not good."
Dusty: Is the hole finished?
Zoe_Chantili: "Ever had south korean?" Zoe lets out a high laugh as she breathes fast, digging messily.
Azi: "I dunno. Dogs taste pretty good. Though I guess I ent had many."
Dusty: "Please…stay calm." Dusty tries to say this steadily.
~DrMann: The hole is not quite done when the grey and black shapes burst from the treeline.
&MisterFlames: "Turn toward them, do not let them circle!"
Todd_: Todd positions himself between Iriel, and the nearest,and drops midnight.
Dusty: Dusty looks up. He fights the urge to bolt.
Todd_: His fangs are all the way out now.
&MisterFlames: Midnight's already up a tree.
Dusty: "Please remain calm, everyone."
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe spins around, holding the shovel up and stares at the nearest figure, her heart pounding and breath going rapidly.
Azi: Azi's back hunches, and his fingers become claws. He stares at the wolves.
Sadler: Sadler wheels around.
Todd_: "Azi, you will eat well tonight, friend."
Dusty: "We are not here to fight."
~DrMann: Everyone with In the Shadow of the Old Woods, you take -1 to your defense, but get +1 to attacks for the remainder of this scene. You're keyed up. You're fast, but you're making mistakes, and it's you almost want to break and run.
Dusty: observes the gathered shapes intensely.
Dusty: moves back a little positioning himself in front of Andra.
~DrMann: The wolves are circling the group. They're huge beasts, bigger than mastiffs. One the size of a horse is watching from just beyond the circle of teeth and glowing eyes.
~DrMann: When did it become night? Wasn't it daylight just a minute ago?
Sadler: "…" Sadler is not happy.
~DrMann: At least the moon is bright.
Azi: Azi lets out a harsh hissing scream, and his teeth turn to angular fangs.
Iriel: She taps Todd on the shoulder. "Should I run?"
&MisterFlames: "Don't run. They'll attack."
Sadler: "Stay, Iriel. They chase if you run."
Dusty: "We stand our ground."
Todd_: "Do not run, ever."
Sadler: rummages for a pointy thing. Knife, good.
Todd_: Todd grins at the wolves.
~DrMann: "Yes, run," the large wolf says.
Zoe_Chantili: "Maybe we can challange them…."
~DrMann: "Run through the trails. We will chase for hours. We never tire. We never stop."
&MisterFlames: "Remember what Efi said. Watch them, don't turn away."
Sadler: "We won't feed you all, you know."
Iriel: "So, Mr. Cole, you should finish the hole."
Azi: "I'm hungry. Can I kill 'em?"
Todd_: "We're not here to be eaten, sadler,N
Zoe_Chantili: "I do not think you could catch me." Zoe tries to keep her voice steady, but her fear is audible.
Dusty: "You are the True Wolf, yes?" Dusty speaks up.
Todd_: "Se are here to eat."
Dusty: "Do not run, and don't fight, yet."
Iriel: "Finish the hole," Iriel says flatly.
Azi: Azi keeps his senses tuned for the first wolf to make a move.
~DrMann: "The True Wolf?" The Wolf laughs. "Who ever heard of a single Wolf? We are the true Pack, and I am the Alpha."
Sadler: "… Oh."
&MisterFlames: Midnight growls from her tree. "Just remember the old sayings Alpha Wolf."
Dusty: "I thank you all for your hospitality then." Dusty is still watching them intently. "Iriel. Please finish the hole."
Iriel: snatches the shovel and commences digging.
Dusty: "Thank you, Iriel. I owe you a lot."
~DrMann: The first wolf rushes in at Zoe.
Grapewhistle: DrMann: -1 (4dF+2=-, -, -, 0)
@pooryoric: it's a pretty ragged old wolf, eager to eat.
Grapewhistle: Zoe_Chantili: 3 (4df+3=+, +, -, -)
Dusty: moves up a little, to protect iriel.
Azi: Azi's hunch becomes more pronounced, and his claws lengthen.
Todd_: Todd is already there. He looks at dusty. It is not a nice look.
Dusty: "…I'm sorry."
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe spins to the side, teleporting out of the hole, giveing a laugh.
~DrMann: As the first clumsy wolf misses its attack on Zoe, another attacks Todd.
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Todd!: 2 (4dF+2=0, -, +, 0)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Todd!
Iriel: Dig a hole dig a hole dig a hole…
~DrMann: Others attack as well.
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Sadler
Dusty: "Stay together…"
Grapewhistle: Todd_: defens: 2 (4df+2=-, 0, +, 0)
Todd_: 4df+2 defens
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Sadler: 1 (4dF+2=0, -, 0, 0)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Dusty
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Dusty: 1 (4dF+2=-, 0, +, -)
Grapewhistle: Sadler: Oh shit: -2 (4df+1=0, -, -, -)
Sadler: 4df+1 Oh shit
Dusty: 4df+2 Defense
Grapewhistle: Dusty: Defense: 0 (4df+2=+, -, -, -)
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe swings her shovel down on the old wolf as it charges past
Grapewhistle: Azi: Azi slashes at the one attacking Dusty.: 5 (4df+4=0, 0, +, 0)
Azi: 4df+4 Azi slashes at the one attacking Dusty.
Grapewhistle: Zoe_Chantili: 2 (4df+2=+, -, -, +)
Grapewhistle: Todd_: and attack!: 6 (4df+3=+, 0, +, +)
Todd_: 4df+3 and attack!
Sadler: stumbles backwards, shit
~DrMann: Todd manages to avoid the wolf's teeth, but Sadler and Dusty both find themselves with wounds where the wolves have torn into them.
Todd_: Todd goes for the throat! (That's a first)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Defense Zoe
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Zoe: 2 (4dF+2=0, 0, +, -)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Defense Todd
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Todd: 1 (4dF+2=+, 0, -, -)
Sadler: "Ruughghhh" He grits his teeth. Go away.
Dusty: Dusty gasps pressing a hand to his wound. "S-sadler, you ok?"
~DrMann: Zoe misses barely, but Todd knocks his back, dealing damage.
Sadler: 4df+3 Sadler slashes bask, blindly wheeling at the wolf which attacked him.
Grapewhistle: Sadler: Sadler slashes bask, blindly wheeling at the wolf which attacked him.: 3 (4df+3=+, 0, 0, -)
Todd_: Human blood! Todd's face splits in a grin!
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Defense Azi
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Azi: 5 (4dF+2=+, +, +, 0)
~DrMann: Azi's attack barely misses the wolf.
Dusty: Dusty rifles in his coat, and tries to dump a vial of acid on the wolf that attacked him.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe croutches back, shovel held out in a ready stance, and screams out, "SIT! BAD DOG!"
~DrMann: Roll for the attack, Dusty.
Todd_: He slowly backs up again.
Dusty: What do you want me to roll?
Azi: Azi lets out another hissing scream as his claws brush the wolf's fur.
~DrMann: Melee if you're pouring, ranged if you're throwing.
Dusty: 4df+1 Melee
Grapewhistle: Dusty: Melee: 2 (4df+1=0, 0, 0, +)
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Dusty: 5 (4dF+2=+, +, +, 0)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Defense Dusty
&MisterFlames: Midnight gets to work in the tree, using her claws to make marks.
~DrMann: Dusty's vial goes wide. The wolves regroup and attack again.
Grapewhistle: Iriel: >throw shovel at wolf :V: -1 (4df+2=-, 0, -, -)
Iriel: 4df+2 >throw shovel at wolf :V
Iriel: Iriel hits herself in the face. NEVER MIND.
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Defense Shovel
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Shovel: 1 (4dF+2=-, -, 0, +)
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Attack Zoe: 1 (4dF+2=-, +, -, 0)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Attack Zoe
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Attack Azi
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Attack Azi: 1 (4dF+2=-, 0, +, -)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Attack Todd
Iriel: If she knew how to cuss, she probably would. She hops out of the hole to retrieve the shovel.
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Attack Todd: 3 (4dF+2=-, +, +, 0)
Grapewhistle: Azi: Easy dodge.: 2 (4df+4=-, 0, -, 0)
Azi: 4df+4 Easy dodge.
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Attack Sadler
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Attack Sadler: 4 (4dF+2=+, +, -, +)
Todd_: "Iriel, back!"
Grapewhistle: Zoe_Chantili: 4 (4df+5=-, 0, -, +)
Sadler: 4df+1 Shitshitshitshits
Grapewhistle: Todd_: defense: 3 (4df+2=0, +, +, -)
Todd_: 4df+2 defense
Grapewhistle: Sadler: Shitshitshitshits: 1 (4df+1=+, -, 0, 0)
Iriel: continues digging. It's murder on her feet.
~DrMann: Sadler is hit again. The others all manage to evade the wolves.
Sadler: "Rhhhghh…" He rolls over to his front. No.
Zoe_Chantili: 4df+2 Bad Wolf
Dusty: Dusty tries to tinker up a tear gas bomb.
Grapewhistle: Zoe_Chantili: Bad Wolf: 4 (4df+2=0, 0, +, +)
Grapewhistle: Todd_: Blood!: 0 (4df+3=-, -, -, 0)
Todd_: 4df+3 Blood!
Azi: 4df+4 Azi slashes open the passing wolf's side.
Grapewhistle: Azi: Azi slashes open the passing wolf's side.: 1 (4df+4=0, -, -, -)
Todd_: Todd lunges again
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Defense Zoe
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Zoe: -1 (4dF+2=0, -, -, -)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Defense Todd
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Todd: 4 (4dF+2=+, +, 0, 0)
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Azi: 3 (4dF+2=-, +, 0, +)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Defense Azi
~DrMann: Zoe slams her shovel into the wolf's nose, causing it to whine.
Grapewhistle: Sadler: Fate Point; Summon insects to become additional attacks at the summon's roll's power.: 0 (4df+2=-, 0, -, 0)
Sadler: 4df+2 Fate Point; Summon insects to become additional attacks at the summon's roll's power.
~DrMann: Three are injured now.
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Defense Bugs
Grapewhistle: Dusty: Dusty just swings a shovel at one: -1 (4df+1=0, 0, -, -)
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Bugs: 0 (4dF+2=-, -, 0, 0)
Dusty: 4df+1 Dusty just swings a shovel at one
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Defense Dusty
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Dusty: 3 (4dF+2=+, -, 0, +)
~DrMann: Midges swarm at one of the wolves, but don't seem to be doing any damage.
Sadler: Not at all. DAMMIT. He turns to the wolves. Why…
~DrMann: The Monkey flings something at the uninjured wolf.
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Poo: 4 (4df+3=+, -, +, 0)
~DrMann: 4df+3 Poo
Iriel: "Mr. Sadler, down here," she calls out from down in the hole.
~DrMann: 4df+2 Defense Against Poo
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Against Poo: 4 (4df+2=0, +, +, 0)
Sadler: He drags himself back into the hole. He's taken 2 damage, guys, with two Body.
~DrMann: The wolf manages to avoid the uncouth projectile. Now the wolf seems fixated on the smaller primate.
Iriel: 4df+2 throw shovel AGAIN
Grapewhistle: Iriel: throw shovel AGAIN: 5 (4df+2=+, +, +, 0)
Azi: Azi is now angry.
Zoe_Chantili: "Come on Doggie! I'll teach you what happened to the pack after you met us!"
Iriel: did it hit
Iriel: did it
Sadler: is bleeding pretty bad.
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Shovel: 2 (4df+3=-, 0, 0, 0)
~DrMann: 4df+3 Defense Shovel
Dusty: kneels down and begins carefully constructing a bomb. A powerful one.
Grapewhistle: Azi: Azi leaps for the throat of the nearest wolf, his jaw widening and teeth lengthening.: 5 (4df+6=+, -, 0, -)
Azi: 4df+6 Azi leaps for the throat of the nearest wolf, his jaw widening and teeth lengthening.
~DrMann: The shovel slams into the same wolf Zoe hit. It staggers over unconscious.
Dusty: 4d+4 Bomb making
Sadler: grits his teeth. This is a new one.
~DrMann: The wolves get their attack first.
Grapewhistle: Dusty: Bomb making: 6 (4df+4=0, 0, +, +)
Dusty: 4df+4 Bomb making
~DrMann: 4df+2 Azi
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Azi: 4 (4df+2=+, +, -, +)
Iriel: leaps out of the hole and retrieves the shovel. Don't notice me, don't notice me
~DrMann: 4df+2 Todd
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Todd: 3 (4df+2=+, 0, 0, 0)
Grapewhistle: Azi: You owe me, Grape!: 4 (4df+4=+, -, 0, 0)
Azi: 4df+4 You owe me, Grape!
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Zoe: 1 (4df+2=0, -, 0, 0)
~DrMann: 4df+2 Zoe
Grapewhistle: Todd_: ohno: 4 (4df+2=0, 0, +, +)
Todd_: 4df+2 ohno
Grapewhistle: Zoe_Chantili: 3 (4df+3=0, 0, 0, 0)
Todd_: dances out of the way.
~DrMann: They miss.
Grapewhistle: Todd_: lung!: 3 (4df+3=+, +, -, -)
Todd_: 4df+3 lung!
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Azi: 5 (4df+2=0, +, +, +)
~DrMann: 4df+2 Defense Azi
Iriel: dives right the fuck back into the hole and continues the diggan
~DrMann: Azi's attack barely misses.
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Todd: 1 (4df+2=-, +, 0, -)
~DrMann: 4df+2 Defense Todd
Zoe_Chantili: 4df+2 Shovel-fu
Grapewhistle: Zoe_Chantili: Shovel-fu: 3 (4df+2=0, 0, +, 0)
Sadler: is bleeding into the hole.
~DrMann: Todd, however, lunges straight into one of the wolves, taking its throat out.
~DrMann: 4df+2 Defense Zoe
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Zoe: 2 (4df+2=0, -, +, 0)
~DrMann: Zoe takes down another with her shovel.
Dusty: And dusty's bomb?
~DrMann: Is a very good bomb! Roll ranged to throw it!
Sadler: He rips a piece off his coat and binds his bleeding leg. Ok, maybe that will help.
Zoe_Chantili: "HA! Who's next wolfie?"
Dusty: Can I hand it off to iriel?
~DrMann: Dusty could, yes.
Todd_: todd rises, blood dripping from his mouth. He kicks the corpse, and the steps back.
Dusty: "Iriel, throw this, far away please, at the wolves."
Dusty: hands her the bomb.
Iriel: 2+4df what am i throwing here, it smells like rotting eggs
Grapewhistle: Iriel: what am i throwing here, it smells like rotting eggs: 3 (2+4df=+, 0, -, +)
~DrMann: Iriel throws it near the Alpha and one of the smaller wolves.
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Wolf: 3 (4df+2=-, +, 0, +)
~DrMann: 4df+2 Defense Wolf
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Alpha: 5 (4df+4=-, +, +, 0)
~DrMann: 4df+4 Defense Alpha
Iriel: oh boners
~DrMann: The smaller wolf is blasted head-over-tail, falling in a lump. The Alpha, by contrast hardly seems to notice.
Dusty: sets about making a better bomb immediately.
Grapewhistle: Dusty: Let's try this one more time…: 2 (4df+4=-, -, -, +)
Dusty: 4df+4 Let's try this one more time…
Dusty: Pinging it must work for a re-roll.
~DrMann: Go ahead, Dusty.
Grapewhistle: Dusty: Come on grape: 3 (4df+4=-, 0, -, +)
Dusty: 4df+4 Come on grape
Dusty: Is the hole done?
~DrMann: Of the original group of four attackers, two are dead, one's injured, and one's doing fine. There are three other wolves, not counting the Alpha or the one that just got blown away.
~DrMann: The hole is just about done. It's a bit busy for planting, though.
~DrMann: The other three wolves move in. As does the alpha.
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Azi
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Azi: 3 (4dF+2=+, +, -, 0)
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Todd: 1 (4dF+2=0, -, +, -)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Todd
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Zoe: 1 (4dF+2=0, -, 0, 0)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Zoe
Grapewhistle: Azi: Dodge.: 4 (4df+4=-, -, +, +)
Azi: 4df+4 Dodge.
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Dusty
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Dusty: 2 (4dF+2=+, +, -, -)
Grapewhistle: Zoe_Chantili: 2 (4df+3=-, -, 0, +)
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Todd Again: 0 (4dF+2=0, -, 0, -)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Todd Again
Todd_: 4df+2 23!-3
Dusty: 4df+2 Shiiiiiiiit
Grapewhistle: Todd_: 23!-3: 2 (4df+2=-, +, 0, 0)
Grapewhistle: Dusty: Shiiiiiiiit: 1 (4df+2=-, +, -, 0)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Alpha vs. Azi
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Alpha vs. Azi: 3 (4dF+2=-, +, +, 0)
Azi: Azi stares at the Alpha. He's feeling angry and hungry. And that's one big dog.
Grapewhistle: Azi: Dodge!: 3 (4df+4=-, +, -, 0)
Azi: 4df+4 Dodge!
~DrMann: That's 5, not 3, against Azi.
Grapewhistle: Todd_: again: 0 (4df+2=-, -, +, -)
Todd_: 4df+2 again
Todd_: ducks under the first, and then barely slides to the right of the second.
~DrMann: Most of the attacks miss. However, the alpha grabs Azi by the arm and shakes him, knocking him to the ground.
Iriel: 2+4df shovel attack!
Grapewhistle: Iriel: shovel attack!: 1 (2+4df=+, -, -, 0)
Dusty: Dusty is up still?
Grapewhistle: Azi: As the wolf grabs Azi's arm, he tears at it with the other.: 3 (4df+6=-, -, -, 0)
Azi: 4df+6 As the wolf grabs Azi's arm, he tears at it with the other.
Todd_: 4df+3 attack a weaker one
Zoe_Chantili: f4+2 Shovel+Face!
Grapewhistle: Todd_: attack a weaker one: 2 (4df+3=0, -, +, -)
Zoe_Chantili: 4Df+2 Shovel+Face!
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Iriel: 3 (4df+2=+, +, -, 0)
~DrMann: 4df+2 Defense Iriel
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Todd: 2 (4df+2=-, +, -, +)
~DrMann: 4df+2 Defense Todd
~DrMann: 4df+2 Defense Zoe
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Zoe: 1 (4df+2=-, -, 0, +)
Iriel: She digs with her hands instead. :|
Grapewhistle: Zoe_Chantili: 0 (4df+2=-, -, -, +)
Todd_: "Iriel! GET. BACK."
~DrMann: 4df+4 Defense Azi
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Azi: 5 (4df+4=+, -, 0, +)
Dusty: tosses his bomb at the farthest bunch of wolves if he's not unconscious.
Dusty: 4df+1 Am I awake?
Grapewhistle: Dusty: Am I awake?: 0 (4df+1=-, 0, +, -)
Sadler: struggles back. Vision's getting blurry.
&MisterFlames: Midnight yowls as she works her will, summoning the True Cats to her plea. She cheats just a bit though, by caterwauling.
Iriel: "Stay awake, Mr. Sadler," she says in her best soothing voice as she throws dirt out of the hole.
~DrMann: Roll an appropriate Magic skill, Flames.
Sadler: "Right, righ…"
&MisterFlames: 4df+5 Mental magic, plus tapping "Here Kitty Kitty" for two fate points.
Grapewhistle: MisterFlames: Mental magic, plus tapping "Here Kitty Kitty" for two fate points.: 6 (4df+5=+, +, -, 0)
~DrMann: The wolves manage to avoid the attacks, because fate (Grapewhistle) clearly hates you all.
Iriel: clambers out of the hole and retrieves the shovel.
Iriel: 2+4df EAT SHOVEL, DOGGY
Grapewhistle: Iriel: EAT SHOVEL, DOGGY: 4 (2+4df=0, +, 0, +)
Zoe_Chantili: "Come on big bad wolf…"
Grapewhistle: Dusty: Desperate shovel swing: 2 (4df+1=+, -, 0, +)
Dusty: 4df+1 Desperate shovel swing
~DrMann: A streak of brown and black appears from the underbrush as a Wildcat races through. Several of the wolves take notice, and give chase.
~DrMann: It's the wolves' turn, unfortunately.
~DrMann: However, there are fewer of them now. Two and the Alpha.
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Azi: 2 (4dF+2=+, +, -, -)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Azi
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Todd: 4 (4dF+2=+, -, +, +)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Todd
Azi: 4df+4 Dodge.
Grapewhistle: Azi: Dodge.: 4 (4df+4=0, +, 0, -)
Grapewhistle: DrMann: oe: 4 (4dF+4=+, 0, -, 0)
~DrMann: 4dF+4 oe
Todd_: 4df+4 ohno
Grapewhistle: Todd_: ohno: 4 (4df+4=0, +, -, 0)
Grapewhistle: Zoe_Chantili: 4 (4df+3=+, -, 0, +)
~DrMann: They manage to avoid the attacks, but Zoe and Todd both have close calls.
Dusty: is making a bomb now
Azi: 4df+6 Azi slashes at the Alpha wolf's legs.
Grapewhistle: Azi: Azi slashes at the Alpha wolf's legs.: 5 (4df+6=0, 0, -, 0)
Grapewhistle: Iriel: NOW eat shovel, doggy: 3 (2+4df=-, +, 0, +)
Iriel: 2+4df NOW eat shovel, doggy
Todd_: 4df+6 fate point at alpha
Grapewhistle: Todd_: fate point at alpha: 5 (4df+6=+, -, 0, -)
~DrMann: 4dF+4 Defense Azi
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Azi: 4 (4dF+4=+, -, +, -)
Grapewhistle: Dusty: Does this count as an attack? If not, minus one: 2 (4df+5=0, -, -, -)
Dusty: 4df+5 Does this count as an attack? If not, minus one
Todd_: As azi flanks, todd charges,
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Todd: 5 (4dF+4=+, +, -, 0)
~DrMann: 4dF+4 Defense Todd
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe swings with the shovel, and prepars to teleport around him after.
Grapewhistle: Zoe_Chantili: 3 (4df+2=+, -, +, 0)
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Iriel: 3 (4dF+2=+, 0, 0, 0)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Defense Iriel
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Zoe: 2 (4dF+2=-, -, +, +)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Defense Zoe
Dusty: Dropping a point for a re-roll.
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Defense Dusty
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Defense Dusty: 1 (4dF+2=+, 0, -, -)
Dusty: Or not.
~DrMann: Dusty and Zoe both manage to connect. Zoe drops the already-injured wolf. Azi manages to hurt the Alpha, but Todd's unable to quite make it through its fur.
~DrMann: The Alpha howls. More glaring yellow eyes appear in the underbrush.
Azi: "I ent lettin' ye escape. Ye are my food, now."
Dusty: "…take him down!"
Todd_: Todd grins.
Zoe_Chantili: "Calling in reinforcements? Coward!"
Azi: Azi's voice has become harsh, interspersed with clicks.
~DrMann: "Kill as many of us as you like. There are always more of us. We will bury you."
Zoe_Chantili: "And we will make you our PETS. You will beg and fawn and love us!"
Iriel: "Out," Iriel says rather breathlessly to Sadler. "Climb out."
~DrMann: The Wolf snarls and lunges at… Iriel.
Todd_: "Then we will kill forever!"
Grapewhistle: Todd_: interception: 2 (4df+4=-, -, +, -)
Todd_: 4df+4 interception
Grapewhistle: Iriel: fate point! athletics in place of defense to dodge: 3 (4+4df=0, -, +, -)
Iriel: 4+4df fate point! athletics in place of defense to dodge
Sadler: "Fff." he struggles to climb. This is not easy.
Azi: "Then I guess I'll never go hungry."
Todd_: Todd tries to knock her aside.
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Lunge for Lunch: 5 (4dF+6=-, 0, 0, 0)
~DrMann: 4dF+6 Lunge for Lunch
~DrMann: The wolf is knocked out of the air in mid-attack by a huge orange and black shape.
Todd_: Todd sprints over to Iriel.
Sadler: glances around.
~DrMann: It gives out a brief whine before the Tiger's jaws close around its throat.
Todd_: "Are you okay?"
Sadler: "…Oh." He sighs.
Dusty: checks on Sadler.
Dusty: "You ok, man?"
Azi: Azi looks… disappointed.
~DrMann: The Wolves in the bushes turn tail and run. The night melts away. The clearing is dappled by sunlight again.
Sadler: Bleeding, half dead, of course.
Sadler: "… Dunno."
Azi: "I was gonna eat that."
Todd_: "Good. Thank god." He pulls her up and hugs her.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe lets out a long sigh and lets she shovel tip drop.
Sadler: He tries to pull himself to his feet. Nope.
~DrMann: "You couldn't stomach it," the Tiger says around a mouthful of Wolf.
Dusty: "Can someone try and heal Sadler?" Dusty looks around.
Iriel: She's kinda shaking, total pokerface.
Iriel: totters over to the mandrake and attempts to shove it into the hole.
Azi: "Huh? It's a plant?"
&MisterFlames: "I can try," Midnight says from her perch.
Azi: "Nah. Smells like meat."
Sadler: He collapses.
Dusty: "Iriel. Not yet…"
Todd_: "Hold on iriel." He pulls her away.
Todd_: And then starts edging away from Sadler.
Azi: Azi looks at the fallen wolves for any that still live.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe runs over to Sadler, "Midnight! We need some help here…."
Dusty: "Please midnight…"
~DrMann: "You do not belong here, little reptile. You would burn yourself out to eat the ones who live here."
Iriel: "Well, Mr. Tiger…thank you for scaring them off."
Iriel: She bows deeply.
Todd_: "Rajah." He also bows. "I owe you greatly."
Azi: "Well, thanks for tellin' me, I guess. Can I eat th' small ones?""
Dusty: nods respectfully to the tiger before returning to worrying about the dying man.
&MisterFlames: Midnight hops down, and goes over to look at Sadler, "I'll do what I can." Midnight goes over to Sadler, and leans down to lap at his blood, letting her nature and her magic combine as a nurturer, since she is a Mama Cat.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe climbs out, still feeling the high of the fight.
Sadler: "… ugh, you too?"
&MisterFlames: 4df+2 Healing magic, plus whatever mods you feel like.
Grapewhistle: MisterFlames: Healing magic, plus whatever mods you feel like.: 1 (4df+2=+, -, -, 0)
Grapewhistle: DrMann: Wounds: 4 (4dF+2=-, +, +, +)
~DrMann: 4dF+2 Wounds
~DrMann: Sadler's injuries are resisting the healing magic.
Dusty: "…do you want a circle, midnight?"
Azi: Azi kicks at one of the corpses, and the claws sprouting from his feet lodge in it. He yanks them out, spilling the dead wolf's innards.
&MisterFlames: "Yes, Dusty, and some help, please."
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe examines the wolfs, seeing if any are still alive.
Azi: "Want me t' draw one?"
Dusty: Dusty leans down, and tries to sketch out a circle on well, any avaiable patch of cloth.
Grapewhistle: Dusty: Circlan: 4 (4df+5=+, -, 0, -)
Dusty: 4df+5 Circlan
~DrMann: There are one or two still alive. The one hit by the shovels is merely unconscious. Another is badly battered, but still breathing.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe looks for that old one who first attacked her, if it's still around.
~DrMann: It was one of the ones that went chasing after the Cat.
&MisterFlames: 4df+3 Charged Circle.
Grapewhistle: MisterFlames: Charged Circle.: 0 (4df+3=-, 0, -, -)
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe heads over to one of the unconsious ones and looks at it. "HEy guys, some of these are still alive…"
~DrMann: Dusty, it's about time to plant Andra.
Dusty: removes sadler as gently as possible, and tries to plant andra.
Azi: "Oh. Can I kill 'em?"
Sadler: He is gently moved
~DrMann: Thankfully, this involves no dice rolling, or you would probably end up burying yourself alive.
Zoe_Chantili: "No…They're unconsious."
Dusty: "I'm sorry, Sadler…we'l lfix you in abit…"
Azi: "Yeah, so?"
Todd_: "Everyone… shhh."
@pooryoric: andra's pot comes off with a bit of effort, and her exposed roots writhe gently, probing for soil.
Zoe_Chantili: "No need to be cruel. How we treat our enemies is just as important as how we treat our friends."
Todd_: He grabs Iriel's hand.
Sadler: Groan. He grips his side.
Dusty: gently sinks Andra into the earth.
@pooryoric: as soon as they touch the loam at the bottom of the hole, they delve deep, pulling andra's pod into place.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe turns around and watches Iriel's pod planting.
Dusty: fills the hole with earth.
Iriel: "We should find Mr. Shank or Mr. Finn when we return…"
Dusty: He unstops the vial of quintessence, and stands, waiting.
Sadler: Sadler is… kinda aware. Anyone who's almost blacked out but not quite should know how it feels.
Dusty: is trembling somewhat.
@pooryoric: the moon high overhead lends an eerie light to the scene as andra's pod softly quivvers under dusty's touch. something pops, softly.
&MisterFlames: "I'm not able to get anything done here."
Azi: Azi sits back to watch, quieting down.
@pooryoric: with a series of soft pops, a tendril near the top of the pod tears itself loose and jerks all the way down the side of the pod, splitting the smooth flesh as it goes.
Dusty: "…." Dusty inhales sharply.
Iriel: hides her eyes. The noises are grossing her out just a touch.
@pooryoric: the air is filled with an odd scent, crisp and clean, like a cross between celery and wildflowers.
Azi: Azi resists the urge to cough.
@pooryoric: pollen erupts from the top of the podd and drifts out into the night.
Dusty: breathes deep.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe covers her mouth and nose
Dusty: He doesn't care about allergies or asthma right now.
Azi: He covers his nose and mouth with his shirt.
Todd_: Todd stands stock still.
Sadler: coughs. ach
@pooryoric: slowly, the crack down the side of the pod begins to split. an odd fluid, like sap the color of fine white wine, begins to spill out. fingertips emerge from the crack and begin to pull hard on both sides.
@pooryoric: with a tremendous crack, the pod splits, and a girl, completely naked and soaked in fragrant sap bursts gasping out into the air, falling nearly into dusty's lap. "ah!"
Dusty: Dusty is ready for this and gently hugs the girl in his arms, stumbling a bit all the same.
Dusty: "Andra? Listen, it's me, Dusty, you need to drink this…"
Sadler: Sadler opens an eyelid. Eh. He closes it.
Iriel: makes an intensely disgusted noise and jumps back a few steps.
@pooryoric: her fingertips press gently against his shoulders and she gently exhales into his ear. "will you take me, my love?"
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe walks over to the pile of clothes, and picks up some, ready to give Dusty when he needs it.
Todd_: Todd shifts, -awkwardly-
Azi: Azi might be embarrassed. The shirt covering his face makes it hard to tell.
@pooryoric: her eyes open for the first time- they're entirely green, with no iris or pupil. just green spheres in an unusually thin face.
Dusty: nods, after checking the moon to sees it's in the right spot, gently turns her head so he can look at her. "Drink…" He touches the vial to Andra's lips, and attempts to feed it to her.
@pooryoric: she sips it, totally obedient.
@pooryoric: her eyes widen.
Dusty: smiles. "Zoe, the blanket, please…"
Dusty: "Hello Andra."
@pooryoric: and then, with all the force her newly emerged frame can muster, andra slaps dusty hard across the face.
Zoe_Chantili: Zoe picks up the blanket and hands it over, still watching in awe.
Azi: Azi starts, but doesn't get up.
Zoe_Chantili: "Um….Miss? Blanket for you…."
@pooryoric: she stands. "what have you -done-?"
Iriel: "Todd, is this how…?"
Todd_: "Shhh. Later. I promise."
Todd_: Todd why would you promise that D:
Dusty: stands, and just wraps the blanket around Andra. "I gave you your own will. I'm sorry, for everything."
Dusty: He steps back.
@pooryoric: she pulls away, throwing the blanket aside.
@pooryoric: "I had a -purpose-!"
@pooryoric: "you monster. you sick, adulterous fiend. I was created to serve you, to belong to you completely, and now you cast me aside?"
Dusty: Dusty looks like he's about to crumple, but on the inside. "No! I just wanted you to live your own life! to not be bound to me!"
@pooryoric: "get away from me."
Dusty: "Andra…please…I love you, you're my daughter…"
@pooryoric: "daughter!" she spits, a viscous green liquid that sizzles and burns through the leaves it lands on. "what fool thinks to take a mandrake for a daughter? if you knew the lore as I do, with the memories of all the mandrake ever to come before me, to live alongside me as kin, you would destroy yourself for such an insult."
@pooryoric: "were I not -cursed- to love you with every fiber of my being, dustin cole, I would seek to kill you myself. now go. leave me. I would be alone."
Dusty: "…I…will you come back with me? Later? I'm sorry…I do love you Andra…"
@pooryoric: she steps back into her pod and curls up in the foetal position. "go -away-!"
@pooryoric: "mandrakes are not -supposed- to have free will you -moron-."
Dusty: takes the clothes, and blanket. He sets them in front of Andra. "Andra…I wanted…I want you to have everything. Please, I don't want you to go away. I want you to stay with me. I'm sorry I hurt you."
Sadler: bleeds a bit.
@pooryoric: "I had only one reason to live. I had a glorious purpose. I knew what I was, why I was. you stole it. I can feel it now in every mandrake that lives, the pulse of service and reason and purpose and unity, and you took it -away-."
Sadler: oh good the bugs are staubing the wound.
@pooryoric: gross sadler
Todd_: "Perhaps…" he murmers to iriel. "Perhaps we should go."
Iriel: "The lady said to remain here for long is bad."
Todd_: He nods.
Dusty: "I…I'll never know what I've taken from you. I can only promise that I'll give you as much as I can. Andra, you saved my life the day we met. I'm the one that ought to serve you…please, let me take you back?"
@pooryoric: "yes. you should." andra says, bitterly. "leave me here to root and rot, and perhaps the Forest can profit by this fool's actions."
Azi: "I ent leavin'."
@pooryoric: "go -away-."
@pooryoric: she steps down from her pod.
Azi: "Ye know e' love ye, right? I'm gettin' bloody sick o' all this."
@pooryoric: "go away."
@pooryoric: andra turns to look balefully at azi.
Azi: "No. I named ye. I ent leavin' ye t' rot. Ye are a person."
Sadler: He groans.
@pooryoric: "look down, you fool."
@pooryoric: she points at her feet. they've begun to take root.
Todd_: Todd gently tugs on iriel and creeps away.
Iriel: "No, we must wait. We have injured."
Todd_: "Give them space" he says in a hushed tone.
Dusty: "A-andra…" Dusty stands looking at her feet. "W-what's…why…"
@pooryoric: "he gave me free will. allow me to excersize it. I have choice? then I choose to remain, and to serve this Forest as I -should- have served -him-."
Iriel: She goes over to Sadler and attempts to hoist him up by the armpits. Sadler y u so fat.
Azi: "Why don't ye serve 'im anyway?"
@pooryoric: "mandrake is nothing without a purpose. I have chosen mine."
Azi: "Y'know, choose to?"
@pooryoric: she blinks.
@pooryoric: "because he's a moron."
Azi: "S" a purpose, innit?"
Todd_: Todd sighs, and helps her out. He grows pale as he approaches. Sadler y u so delicious
&MisterFlames: "Yes, Dusty." Midnight replies. "She chooses this. You gave her the gift of choice, now *live* with it!"
Azi: "Yeah, an' ye don't seem much better. Ye both 're gonna die if this keeps up."
@pooryoric: from the roots at her feet, bark begins to climb, crawling up her legs and knitting them together, rushing up her belly.
Sadler: Sadler leans more on iriel than Todd. Why u so hungry todd
Dusty: "Andra, oh god, please…"
~DrMann: "Need t'go?" The Monkey is looking out of the leaves of the trees nearby.
Iriel: "Mr. Cole, it seems there is nothing you can do, and Mr. Sadler will die if we do not return quickly."
@pooryoric: "this Forest needs a keeper. I need a purpose." the bark rushes up past her shoulders, and just before it reaches her lips she spits again at dusty. "and -you- need to -leave-."
~DrMann: "Gotta go soon. Not safe."
~DrMann: "Smell the blood. Everyone smells the blood, and be here, quick and quick!"
&MisterFlames: "Right, sir. We have to *leave*."
Iriel: She staggers towards the beaten path. "Our final favor," she says to the Monkey. "Lead us back."
Azi: Azi looks up at Andra.
@pooryoric: within moments, the bark has covered her, and branches burst from her arms and throat and head. she is a tree, and growing -fast-.
Todd_: "Let's go, Dusty. It is over."
Sadler: heavy sigh. annoyed grunt.
Todd_: Todd sounds actually regretful.
@pooryoric: the ground begins to split as roots whip up around the tree, nearly throwing dusty to the ground./
&MisterFlames: Midnight starts to move and quickly.
Sadler: is dragged by iriel and Todd. he's slightly taller than both, so, yeah
Azi: "Y'know what? I'm tired o' this. I'm really gettin' sick o' people."
Dusty: Dusty backs up hurriedly. "Andra! God damn it! St-stop being a tree!"
Azi: Azi follows, waving to the rapidly growing Andra as he runs.
~DrMann: "Got it, got it!" The monkey suddenly gives out a terrifyingly loud screech. It hurts your eardrums. It's answered by other chittering voices. Other Monkeys appear, and Lemurs, and even some gibbons and tarsiers.
Todd_: "Dusty! Come on!"
Iriel: "Ow." She covers one ear with her free hand.
@pooryoric: the tree is growing dangerously fast. you need to move.
Dusty: backs away as slowly as he can afford to.
~DrMann: The Monkey starts giving orders in chitters and screeches. Vines are woven together in an instant, and Sadler is loaded into it.
@pooryoric: enormous thorns cover its branches and the roots that whip at your feet.
Todd_: "Thank you."
Todd_: Todd returns to a normal color.
Iriel: bounds over to Dusty.
~DrMann: Dozens of hands grab Dusty by the arms and shoulders and pull him up into the branches of the trees.
Todd_: Todd grabs iriel and holds her back.
Todd_: "It's too late."
~DrMann: "C'mon! C'mon! Quick, double-quick! Last favor! Then fruits and termites! Fruits and termites!"
Todd_: Oh whoops
Iriel: She turns sharply and darts down the trail.
Todd_: Todd runs after her!
Sadler: a small swarm of flying insects of all shapes follow Sadler.
~DrMann: Dusty finds himself being thrown from branch to branch in a procession led by the Monkey.
~DrMann: Sadler is handled somewhat more gently.
&MisterFlames: Midnight left all of you monkeys far behind. She's a cat, and forests are her ground.
Dusty: "…" Dusty just sobs as he's carried away.
Todd_: Todd grew up in the city! This is not his ground! He trips several times.
Iriel: Iriel is just fast. Whatevs.
~DrMann: Very soon, the trail grows to a path again. The sounds start to die away. The procression becomes smaller, until Dusty and Sadler are lowered to the ground, and then there is only the Monkey.
Iriel: She skids to a stop and bows quickly to the Monkey. "Thank you," she says breathlessly.
~DrMann: The group is back in England. The monkey looks like just an animal again. It looks solemnly at the group for a moment, then vanishes intot he trees.
Sadler: the bugs land on Sadler. Oh cool moths and butterflies. And a mantis.
Todd_: Todd bumbles into iriel.
Todd_: "Whoops! Sorry.N
Dusty: follows, stifling his sobs.
Iriel: trails after Midnight, trying reeeeeally hard not to fall over under Sadler's fat ass
&MisterFlames: Midnight heads to the Way back.
&MisterFlames: "Follow me… we need to get Sadler treated."
Todd_: Todd follows.
Iriel: "Come," she says, looking around for the way back to the Library.
Azi: Azi is actually crying a little. He keeps walking.
Azi: Azi walks off to the side. He looks like a little boy again.
Todd_: Todd helps out!
@pooryoric: eventually, they return to the Library
Dusty: returns to his place immediately.
Iriel: Iriel dumps Sadler atop a table and scurries off to look for a healer-type.
Sadler: Sadler is dumped. :(
Azi: Azi walks straight to Desiderata's table.
@pooryoric: story of sadler's life
@pooryoric: always the bridesmaid, yadda yadda
Sadler: Well, if he had friends while vagranting
Sadler: but alas
Iriel: She returns with Finn. Quite a lot of blood is oozing out of his mouth and he's enveloped in white flames.
Todd_: "Finn you don't look so hot."
Iriel: "No, I'm cool."
Todd_: He sniffs the air.
Iriel: "/You/, my man," he says to Sadler, "look like complete shit."
Sadler: Unconscious, now.
Sadler: Bugs are clotting his sounds, though
Sadler: wounds too
Todd_: Blood smell?
Sadler: I assume so.
Todd_: From finn
Iriel: Why yes, he smells of blood. His voice sounds weird.
Iriel: 4+4df MEDICALNESS
Grapewhistle: Iriel: MEDICALNESS: 2 (4+4df=-, 0, -, 0)
Iriel: 2+4df two, right :|
Sadler: 4df+2 i'm bleeding here.
Grapewhistle: Iriel: two, right :|: 0 (2+4df=-, -, 0, 0)
Grapewhistle: Sadler: i'm bleeding here.: 1 (4df+2=+, -, -, 0)
crackles: yoric do i win
Todd_: Todd is a bit to tired to care about finn. He wanders off to somewhere solitary, but where iriel can still see him.
crackles: okay fine, i win
crackles: since he won't answer
crackles: Sadler is now TOTALLY FINE
Sadler: coughs. "… Took you fucking long enough…"
crackles: "I literally /just/ got here."
crackles: "But fine, if you wanna be an ingrate."
Sadler: He shakes his head. "Sorry… Thanks, Finn…"
Sadler: brushes the bugs out of the now closing wounds. "I'm going to need a new coat…"
Todd_: Todd lays back on the bookshelf, and yawns.
crackles: "Oh, er."
crackles: Finn takes off his coat and drops it on Sadler's head.
crackles: "I'm not cold anyway."
Todd_: waves at iriel.
Sadler: "…Thanks. I'm okay right now…"
crackles: Finn oozes mouthblood on his way towards his usual corner and vanishes.
crackles: Iriel climbs up to Todd's spot.
Todd_: He yawns again.
Todd_: "I am tired."
Sadler: "…" he sighs. his Mouse hops out of his old coat and climbs into his hair.
Todd_: "Oh! Didn't you have a question?"
&MisterFlames: "We can get you another coat," Midnight says.
crackles: "Yes. But I've forgotten it." She gives Todd a hug. Her hands and feet are covered in dirt from digging.
Dexa: "… yeah, of course." He sighs.
Todd_: "Are you feeling okay?"
Nioki: Azi sits at Desiderata's table, and waits.
Todd_: He hugs her back, but decides he'd rather not let go and ends up with an arm around her. Crafty.
&MisterFlames: "I've got things like that at my house."
crackles: "I suppose." She kinda looks like she doesn't know how to react.
Todd_: "That's good. I was worried about you, back there."
Dexa: Sadler sits on the edge of the table. Great. Pretty much dead weight. Well, at least others weren't killed.
crackles: "You were the one who got hurt."
Todd_: "I did not get hurt, but you almost died."
Todd_: He has an edge to his voice now, but it's not directed at her.
Dexa: "It's alright, Midnight. Last house I went in is full of cockroaches still."
crackles: "No. I helped the tiger. He helped me." She picks dirt out from under her fingernails.
crackles: "But now Mr. Cole will be sad forever."
Dexa: RE: Roachwave
Todd_: "I owe him."
Todd_: "Dusty will be okay, eventually. But we should take extra care to be nice to him."
crackles: "He is quite mad. He cannot help what he does."
Todd_: "I know."
Todd_: He yawns.
Todd_: "I think it is time for bed."
crackles: "So it would seem."
crackles: She waves to Sadler and hops off the shelf.
&MisterFlames: "I understand that." Midnight replies.
Todd_: Todd follows, yawning.
Dexa: He waves back, and slides into a chair.
crackles: And goes through the Door to Tom's place.
Todd_: He follows :V
crackles: Footsteps approach Azi.
Nioki: He looks up.
Nioki: "…Oh. Hi."
crackles: She looks quite miserable.
crackles: "Hey." She sits down. "Something's come up."
Nioki: "What… Desi?!"
Nioki: "What happened?"
crackles: Titania rests her chin in her hand and stares up at the bookshelves just past his head. "It seems whatever he was going to do to you can't be done without extra help."
crackles: "So, she volunteered. To die."
crackles: "That's what I said. But she didn't listen to me."
Nioki: "If she does that, I'll kill myself."
Nioki: "Where is she."
crackles: "It's all this mage mumbo jumbo I don't understand. And I don't know. She said she had to go think and for all I know she's already dead."
crackles: "I hate mages…"
Nioki: Azi stands.
Nioki: "Come on."
crackles: "Where're we going?"
Nioki: "T' visit Murmur."
Nioki: "Ye think I'd let 'im do this?"
crackles: "O-oh. I, erm…" She looks quite uneasy. "I'm not going in there. I /hate/ mages."
Nioki: Azi walks towards the silver door. It changes to a run. "Fine. I'm goin'."
Nioki: Azi runs what may be the fastest he ever has.
&MisterFlames: Midnight, who is a mage, grooms nonchalantly.
crackles: Titania does not like mages. Fortunately she thinks Midnight is just a cat. :V
Dexa: Sadler is admiring his healed wounds. Did he scar? I don't think he did, but i don't know how Finn works.
crackles: Finn doesn't leave scars, but though the spots where they're healed may sting just a bit for a few hours if the wounds are particularly deep.
@pooryoric: GM Fiat: no, no wound can be allowed to mar sadler's luscious pale skin
Dexa: Yes. I am okay with this.
Nioki: Azi returns to Tom's farm, holding a glass vial. He eats a large chunk of raw cow flesh in the kitchen, then walks upstairs to his room.
16:27 Ragazzo Dusty shuffles about his well prepared lab, getting things ready.
16:28 Salmander Greg sits down and slowly chews on a croissant.
16:28 crackles Iriel waaaaves at Greg. Then goes back to the feather.
16:30 Bouncl Todd nods to Greg.
16:31 Ragazzo Dusty rolls down his sleeves, in case of sudden explosions, and does his thing.
16:31 Salmander Greg nods back and sighs, leaning back in his chair
16:31 Ragazzo 4df+7 If I lose here. -_-
16:31 Grapewhistle Ragazzo: If I lose here. -_-: 8 (4df+7=0, 0, 0, +)
16:32 Dexanote "… I don't think we've met?" Sadler says to Greg. He tilts his head. "Sadler Matthews." sadler's a medium-height young man with longish, messy hair and a long coat. Bugs skitter randomly on and around him.
16:32 MisterFlames Success! Dusty now has a formula for Human Blood Substitute.
16:33 Salmander "Greg Kurt." Greg is a plain looking young man with a t-shirt and jeans on. Seems rather bored.
16:33 Ragazzo And a substantial amount of sample?
16:33 crackles "Bugman!"
16:34 MisterFlames Yes, Dusty's got about a liter of blood. Sufficient for one Todd Meal.
16:34 Bouncl If fed daily, probably.
16:34 Dexanote "Helo Finn."
16:34 MisterFlames Dusty's phone beeps, it's a text message!
16:34 Dexanote what's the blood type?
16:35 Ragazzo Dusty looks over the formula carefully, memorizing it perfectly. He then burns the written copy.
16:35 Ragazzo After that he checks his phone.
16:35 crackles Finn is brandishing a large pair of kitchen scissors. "Okay, bugman, no offense, but you have too much freakin hair."
16:36 Dexanote "… Shit."
16:36 Salmander "He has a point."
16:36 MisterFlames Text from Leslie, "Call me when you're done with your experiment, please."
16:36 Bouncl Todd departs!
16:37 Ragazzo Dusty frowns, but seals the blood carefully, and stores it, after looking up what temperature blood needs to be stored at.
16:37 Dexanote "… See you, Todd." above freezing
16:37 Ragazzo He then calls leslie.
16:38 crackles He uses them like hedge clippers…suddenly, Sadler has less hair.
16:38 * Rights joined #WanderersLibrary
16:38 crackles "You'll thank me later, man."
16:38 MisterFlames "Hello, Dusty!" Leslie says, "I see you've been working in the lab again. I was wondering just /what you were doing/?"
16:38 crackles 1+4df HELLO
16:38 Grapewhistle crackles: HELLO: 0 (1+4df=0, -, +, -)
16:39 crackles Wow that's hideously uneven
16:39 Dexanote It's… okay. Yeah, its uneven, but it could be worse.
16:39 Dexanote "… Finn, how drunk are you?"
16:39 Ragazzo "Hello. I was making a blood substitute for my friend Todd. It worked this time."
16:39 crackles He snips at his own hair with the scissors, tongue between teeth. "Not at all, actually."
16:40 Dexanote "… Oh. What?"
16:40 MisterFlames "Excellent! Although why did you burn the notes? That sounds like something very important."
16:41 crackles He just smells like fistfights and bleeding. "Ooookay, I'mma need a mirror for the sideburns. Where to get one of those."
16:41 Dexanote "No idea."
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16:42 crackles Finn chews idly on one of the blades of the scissors, rummaging through his jean pockets
16:43 Flames "Excellent! Although why did you burn the notes? That sounds like something very important."
16:43 * MisterFlames quit (Ping timeout)
16:44 crackles "OW fuck." He drops the scissors, blood oozing from the corner of his mouth. "Why am I such an idiot."
16:44 Ragazzo "It is important. It's why I think it should be handled very carefully. It could be very beneficial to a lot of people, unless someone decided to withhold it. I'll give you the formula whenever you want, I don't really have a choice anyway. I just thought it'd be prudent to limit it's availability, at least for now."
16:46 Dexanote "… Thanks, Finn, for the cut." he's feeling it. Also, picking out half a centipede.
16:47 Flames "Dusty, you are probably right, but really you should take careful notes and keep them written down, just in case." Oddly, this doesn't have a compulsion behind it. Leslie considers, "Still, very well done. If we make sure to get you the ingredients, would that help curb Todd's appetites?"
16:47 crackles "Damn, sorry." He brushes bugs out of Sadler's hair. "These never go away, huh?"
16:48 Ragazzo "It would, thank you. I assume you all re already considering the larger scale benefits?"
16:48 Rights Ana makes her way into the library with a little shashey, looking for others and finding…oh, hey, Drunkypants and Bugs! Or Finn and Sadler! "Evening, guys…"
16:48 Ragazzo *you all are
16:48 crackles Finn isn't actually drunk today. No alcohol smell at all, just a vague cinnamony type scent
16:49 Dexanote "No, they don't."
16:49 Dexanote He says evenly.
16:50 Ragazzo "I'm kind of in a hurry. Todd didn't look like he could hold out much longer. Are we done?"
16:50 Flames "Naturally, we are. Although do you think such could mass produced?" Leslie asks. "In any case, we will ship you the necessary ingredients so that you can make a good supply for Todd, so he doesn't have to go out and feed."
16:50 crackles "Bummer." He picks a spider off his sleeve. "Guess you always have friends."
16:51 Ragazzo "It would only be a matter of scale, I think. And yes, thank you."
16:51 Flames "All right, very good. When you get the chance, send us a copy of the formula, all right? Was there anything else you needed?"
16:52 Ragazzo My soul back. Dusty instead says. "I could use some more chalk."
16:53 Flames "All right, we'll include that. Just send us a list of reagents, and we'll get them delivered to you. Have a good night, Dusty."
16:53 Ragazzo Dusty already making his way back to the library. "You too. Bye."
16:53 Ragazzo He's the blood substitute in a small cooler.
16:54 Rights Ana finds a place to sit and check her laptop. Do de doo
16:54 Ragazzo Which is filled with ice.
16:54 Ragazzo he's got the
16:54 Dexanote Sadler is quietlu examining a rather large beetle. "… friends, right."
16:54 Dexanote Muttering
16:55 crackles Finn notices Ana, scratching his temple with the scissors. "Oh hey. What goes?"
16:56 Rights "Chillin' out. What're you guys doing? Other than playing with scissors…"
16:56 Ragazzo Dusty wanders over to everyone, looking around.
16:56 Dexanote "Finn cut my hair." :|
16:57 Ragazzo "Where's Todd….?"
16:57 crackles "Yeah, shit was getting ridiculous."
16:57 Rights "…Willingly?"
16:57 Salmander Greg is still chewing on his croissant. It's really tough.
16:57 Rights "Dunno. Hi Dusty!"
16:57 Dexanote "… Eh. He was fast."
16:57 crackles He cuts his own hair. You can tell because he always looks like he just got out of bed.
16:57 Nioki Hiram and Adelle are both leaning on their table, watching the group and sometimes talking to each other in hushed tones.
16:58 Rights Ana's hair is in it's usual kinky, blonde jewfro.
16:58 Rights "Uh-huh…."
16:58 Ragazzo "Hi Ana." He smiles, actually looking sort of pleased with himself.
16:58 crackles "What's up you sad, sad person you."
16:58 Rights "…Don't you look happy." Ana smiles warmly at Dusty. "Well, what'd you do?"
16:59 Dexanote "… It doesn't look too bad does it…?" It's… alright?
16:59 crackles "Uhhhh. I'mma just say be glad I'm sober right now."
16:59 Ragazzo "I figured out how to make blood." He hefts the cooler. "Todd doesn't have to be hungry anymore."
17:00 Ragazzo "Or, uh, go hunting."
17:00 Rights "…" Ana gives him a wide-eyed stare.
17:00 Rights "…"
17:00 Dexanote "… What."|
17:00 Dexanote "You MADE blood?"
17:00 Salmander "Isn't that… kind of a big deal?" Greg pauses in his hurried chewing.
17:00 Ragazzo "…yeah. I tried before. But I messed up, and that's why I was pink."
17:01 Rights "That…is kind of a huge deal, speaking as somebody wiht a Red Cross card."
17:01 Ragazzo "It is…huh."
17:01 crackles Finn is silent, chewing on a blade of the scissors and gawking at Dusty.
17:01 Ragazzo Dusty rubs his chin.
17:01 Ragazzo "I *should* write the formula down….she was right…."
17:01 Rights "UH YEAH YOU KINDA SHOULD."
17:01 Salmander "Probably worth billions. With that kind of money I could get some freshly baked goods instead of this…."
17:02 Rights :|
17:02 Ragazzo Dusty writes down the formula down exactly.
17:02 Ragazzo "There!"
17:02 Ragazzo He folds it up carefully, and tucks it in a pocket.
17:02 Rights "Do you want my advice, Dusty?"
17:02 Ragazzo "Hmm? Yes please?"
17:02 Nioki "That depends on what it takes to make it, doesn't it?"
17:03 Rights "Do the same thing with that you do wtih lottery tickets. Make a dozen copies, get a lawyer, and put them in safe places." She looks at his pocket. "And preferably NOT FLAMMABLE places."
17:03 Salmander "Laminate them too."
17:03 Rights "Put them on a computer disk."
17:03 Ragazzo "Um…it wasn't terribly expensive to make, if that's what you mean. And don't worry. I memorized the formula."
17:04 crackles "Yeah but memorization doesn't get you patents, brother."
17:04 Ragazzo "I wouldn't patent this."
17:04 Bouncl Todd opens a door, and steps inside. He approaches the cafeteria.
17:04 Dexanote "I dont see why you need to make money off it."
17:04 Ragazzo "It's something that everyone should have. I mean, it's /blood/."
17:04 Salmander "Might as well."
17:04 Rights "Dusty, that formula could save lives like no other."
17:04 * Doctopus is now known as Docthropoid
17:04 Bouncl "Hey guys."
17:05 Bouncl "What's up?"17:05 crackles "Yeah, but I still get taxed on cigarettes and I /need/ those."
17:05 Ragazzo "Todd!"
17:05 Ragazzo "IT WORKED!"
17:05 Ragazzo He hands over the blood.
17:05 Bouncl He stands there, stunned. After a bit he takes the blood.
17:05 Bouncl "A-are you sure?"
17:06 Ragazzo "Positive."
17:06 Bouncl He opens the bag and sniffs it. Flames, is it blood?
17:06 crackles "It's probably negative. Aha I crack myself up."
17:06 Flames It smells like fresh blood to Todd's senses. Chilled, but it hasn't coagulated.
17:07 Rights Ana walks over to watch, amazed. "…We shoudl call it True Blood."
17:07 Bouncl Everyone can see the reaction- Nostril's flare, skin pales.
17:07 Ragazzo "Hah…."
17:07 Bouncl He shivers.
17:07 Ragazzo "Go on, drink it!"
17:07 crackles "I'm gonna call it a juice box. Just stick a straw in there…good stuff."
17:07 Ragazzo Dusty watches, clearly excited.
17:07 Bouncl "H-hold on. I-I'm g-g-g-gonna d-do this l-like a civilized p-person."
17:07 Bouncl He retrieves a cup from the cafe!
17:08 Rights "Maybe we should throw it in the microwave for a few seconds…"
17:08 Ragazzo "Oh, yeah, blood is meant to be warm…"
17:08 Bouncl He pours a cup of it. His fangs are out now, you can kinda see them edging over his lips.
17:08 Nioki Hiram and Adelle watch. This is a bit bizarre to them.
17:08 Dexanote "…Just drink it, man." He leans back.
17:08 crackles Iriel watches from afar. Nope.
17:08 Bouncl That's exactly what he does. He gulps it down.
17:09 Rights "…well?"
17:09 Bouncl His pupil's dilate, and his face pales some more.
17:09 Ragazzo Dusty watches wide-eyed.
17:09 Bouncl He shoots a glare at Ana. Oh god don't talk to him you fool.
17:09 Rights Ana shrinks back a little.
17:09 Bouncl He pours another cup, shakily, and downs it. And another. And another.
17:09 Salmander Greg watches, mildly interested
17:10 Bouncl Eventually, the bag is empty. He spends a few seconds, just kinda sitting there, shivering.
17:10 Ragazzo "….yes." Dusty allows himself a brief mad alchemist laugh, but it's cut short by a fit of coughing.
17:10 Nioki "Okay. So vampires exist too. That explains the whole throat-eating thing."
17:10 Ragazzo "Augh, ahum….yes…."
17:10 Ragazzo Dusty looks exuberant.
17:10 crackles "You know, as much as I love all of you to my very core…" Finn turns on his heel and strides off.
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17:10 Bouncl He leaps up and hugs Dusty. Like, a really tight hug. Ribs might be cracking. There are tears in his eyes.
17:11 Ragazzo Dusty hugs back grinning.
17:11 Rights Ana throws her hands up in the air. "Woo!"
17:11 Rights "Oh, wait, sorry." She didn't mean to shout.
17:11 Ragazzo "So it's good, I take it?"
17:11 crackles Iriel watches from her perch. What the fook?
17:11 Dexanote "… Good." He smiles.
17:11 Bouncl "Thank you." he whispers.
17:11 Ragazzo "You're welcome."
17:12 Bouncl He takes a step back. "That's it. I'm done. I don't have to do it anymore." He's crying now, full blown tears.
17:12 crackles She slides down the side of her shelf and approaches. " ?"
17:12 Rights Ana steps forwards to offer Todd a hug.
17:12 Ragazzo "You don't…" Dusty pats Todd on the shoulder.
17:13 Rights she wants in on all this love, damn it!
17:13 Bouncl He returns it. He's shaking a little, but it's just the tears.
17:13 Dexanote "Good. Dusty, that's great."
17:13 Rights Ana squeezes him a little, then releases.
17:13 Ragazzo "Yeah…." He smiles rubbing his cheek.
17:14 Rights "Dusty, you're awesome." She holds out a fist for a bump.
17:14 Bouncl He turns to Iriel. "I'm free!"
17:14 Ragazzo Dusty fist bumps, cautiously.
17:14 crackles " ?"
17:14 Ragazzo "Thanks Ana."
17:14 Dexanote "What, Iriel? You have to write."
17:14 Bouncl He smiles at her. "I have no idea what you're saying." And then he picks her up and gives her a massive hug.
17:15 crackles Iriel is baffled.
17:15 crackles But she's okay with the whole hugging thing
17:15 Rights "So, how much blood do you need in a day?"
17:15 Bouncl He twirls her around a little bit, and then sets her down.
17:15 Bouncl "That much. That much every day. Maybe every two days."
17:15 Bouncl He pauses, and his face clouds over.
17:15 Bouncl "That's possible, right?"
17:15 Nioki Hiram shrugs and smiles, then returns to talking to Adelle.
17:16 Ragazzo "Whatever you need I can get. The UIU has agreed to supply the ingredients."
17:16 crackles She is rather pink in the face now, like a total goon. She plays with her hair awkwardly
17:16 Bouncl "And it wouldn't be any trouble?"
17:16 Ragazzo "I doubt it. they'll probably take the patent from me. Lord knows how much money they'll make off it."
17:17 Dexanote "… the UIU knows about Todd?!"
17:17 Bouncl "Wait… Did you tell them?"
17:17 Ragazzo "…."
17:17 Bouncl His face falls a little. He's not mad, but…
17:17 Ragazzo Dusty hands todd the note about losing his soul.
17:18 Bouncl Todd reads it. He nods. "I understand. I don't blame you. Thank you."
17:18 Ragazzo "No problem."
17:18 Salmander Greg shrugs and returns to the buttery confection in his hands.
17:18 Ragazzo "Pass that around, would you."
17:18 Ragazzo "I'm tired of having to carry it."
17:18 Bouncl He passes the note to Ana, and then gives Dusty another hug.
17:18 Ragazzo Dusty hugs back.
17:18 Rights Ana blinks and raises and eyebrow, looking at the note. Wot's this?
17:18 Bouncl Because seriously, the man just gave him the best gift ever.
17:20 Rights "Ah…" Ana frowns, and looks for someone to pass the note to.
17:20 Bouncl He sits down, and tears a page out of his Journal. "Ana, I have a letter for your column. Could I just give it to you now?' Todd is immensely happy. Exuberant even.
17:20 Salmander Greg takes the note and looks at it, puzzled, then passes it on…
17:21 Rights "Ah, certainly!" She looks over Todd with a smile. Today is a good day! Even if Dusty lost dat soul, but oh well.
17:21 Bouncl He folds it up and gives it to her.
17:21 crackles Iriel is curious, but doesn't pry because she can't speak.
17:22 Rights She takes it, and tucks it into her pocket. "I'll read it later…that alright?"
17:22 Bouncl "Thank you." Huge smile.
17:22 Rights She smiels back. Woo!
17:23 Bouncl He turns to Iriel. "Hey, do you have a moment?" Of course she does, you dullard :V
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17:24 crackles Of course she does, you dullard. Her ear hits her shoulder.
Faceless, featureless, frightening: By expending one AP, Arnold can don the anomalous gasmask he carries that seems to contain some sort of entity. More importantly, and inexplicably his entire body will be enveloped in clinging, inky, impenetrable blackness, erasing all of his features. This state persists for as long as Arnold wears the mask. He doesn't question why. While in this state Arnold receives a passive +1 to all perception, stealth, and intimidation rolls. All non intimidation based rolls immediately fail. In addition, Arnold can repeatedly let the entity inhabiting his mask get a firmer grip on his mind in exchange for enhancing it's effects. Doing so will mean losing 1 point of Mind as well as expending an action point, increasing the passive bonuses given by 1 for intimidation, perception, and stealth.
*Translation: "You feel lucky? DO YOU?!?!?!?"