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Old 02-13-2024, 11:45 AM   #21
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Red Planet - Peter Nichols of Mars

People of Interest-
Sam Armstrong - Martian Military Yaka Fighter, Peter's first Yaka instructor
Michael Williamson - Martian Military who is a "High Priority Target" for undisclosed reasons.
Haverson - The original scout, lost when Williamson was injured.
Corporal Cole - Officer on patrol that escorts them to camp, from the 237th royal dragoons
Colonel Whitmore - Armstrong's CO, seems to understand Williamsons' significance.

Master West - Peter's Yaka instructor from Virginia

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From his Visions. Peter knows that there is a war of some kind happening, and it looks like Red is the home team, and green the invaders. The home team has a fort under siege and in need of help and the mission to get reinforcements is in peril.

He awakens not far from where two soldiers are encamped, one is injured with a gunshot wound to the arm. Peter approaches and introduces himself, offering to help. Armstrong is a Yaka, a user of the local magic, and the fighter of the group. The injured man, Williamson, is under his care. Peter is able to scavenge some local plants to serve in the place of incense for his Broken World healing magic, and with some exertion, the man is healed. Armstrong loans him a shirt and handkerchief to cover up. Armstrong explains he's a combat Yaka user, but never learned healing. He is able to demonstrate what de does know, and Peter picks it up very quickly.
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When morning comes, Armstrong prepares breakfast and Williamson discovers inact structures in the ruins and takes Peter to investigate. There they find some furniture that Peter is able to strip cloth from for additional makeshift clothing. He investigate what appears to be a wireless light fixture that he is able to activate shunting magic into, the technology here is unfamiliar. Williamson suggests they avoid the patrol using the the structure, but Peter points out the time sensitive nature of the mission means they can't get pinned down and they elect to press on.

They have lost their scout and ask if Peter can serve in his stead. He get's the rest of the details of the mission.
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While travelling along a ravine, a patrol on horseback is seen in the distance ahead of them in their path. With the mission at stake, Peter separates from the group and allows himself to be "found" by the patrol, and he wastes as much of their time as he can begging for food, water and directions to a town, while Peter's companions made their way around the patrol outside of the ravine's edge. Once the patrol will be stalled no longer, Peter heads for the village slowly enough to allow his new friends to catch up.

They camp outside of the village and Peter goes in to trade on their behalf to keep the villagers safe from being harassed for their interaction with the soldiers. They see a patrol headed their way and assume they are tracking with dogs, and the group decides to try and outpace them. They go through the town and pass through animal pens to shake their scent trails and make off into the savannah, away from any eyes on the road.

They travel through the night into morning, and press on through the day until they finally come upon a friendly patrol. They are taken to a barn to recover and spend the night. Peter harrasses Armstrong to demonstrate the Voice now that they are in friendly territory and he finally does. Peter tries to use it immediately without training and impresses Armstrong by surprisingly being able to make him twitch. Despite the fatigue from the day and lack of sleep, Peter pushes it a few more hours for practicing what he's learned and meditating. Peter warns the men there is some possibility he will be gone in the morning, and not to worry if he is.

Peter goes to sleep, and he does dream...

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Old 02-13-2024, 05:37 PM   #22
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Peter Dreams...
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Peter awakens in the morning and is disappointed by the lack of a hot breakfast, but is promised a better lunch. They are joined by Corporal Cole who travels with them to an camp about three hour march, where they are greeted by a Colonel Whitmore, a stocky man with a fierce white mustache. they are debriefed and Peter is thanks and asked what he would like, a home, a job or a commission. Peter replies that he would like to be taught the Yaka techniques he has not yet encountered (as he believes healing without "spell components" could save lives for a naked traveller).

Peter is introduced to a Master West, who is ordered to teach Peter as much yaka as his schedule permits over the next few days. He takes Peter to the infirmary to learn about the healing Yaka and they bring in man with a bone in his leg shattered by a bullet. A woman in what appears to be an old fashioned nurses uniform....







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The most advance tech he's seen would be telescopes, repeating riffles, and watches. They've talked about trains (Peter hasn't seen one yet), and balloons, and they obviously have a somewhat robust manufacturing base, given the clothing and material items.

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Powers Of Mars

Yaka

Prerequisite Advantages:
  • Unknown
Yaka Skills:
  • Armor
  • Blade (?/?) *add 1d6 damage and (3) armor divisor
  • Door (?/?)
  • Healing (?/?)
  • Shield (Will/A) Anti-targeting Obscure effect vs projectiles.
  • Voice (Will/A) Force obedience to a single word command


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Old 03-28-2024, 08:59 AM   #24
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The Emissary's Inspection

Peter makes a short visit to Thuroma to make sure things are not falling apart in his absence, and informs them he will be going on holiday before returning to his rounds to their gods.


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I'll be Home for Christmas

Peter returns home to spend the holiday with his family and update them.

Peters dreams reveal people are looking for him, and up to some suspicious behavior... They call Mary's uncle Robert in the FBI for advice, who has heard of similar cases. Given the potential danger, they head to his home in Virginia for Christmas with the extended family and to lay low and plan.


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Uncle Bob's associate is Detective Morgan Barnes, a crusty weathered old man with something of a drawl. Detective Barnes meets with them in uncle Bob's study, and offering his hand.

"Your great uncle has told me about your case, and I agree with him, that it matches a couple of very strange cases I worked. I won't be using real names here: I'll refer to them as Matt and Jenny. Matt is missing. Jenny is dead."

"Jenny was 26 at the time of death. Matt would currently by 35. Now we have you at 15, you say? All three of you went missing for extended periods of time. All three said you were on different worlds, though as far as I can tell, the worlds are all different. Matt and Jenny both reported fears that they were being hunted by someone. Matt thought it was a government agency, but had the courage to involve us. Jenny was never sure: a stalker, a criminal gang, foreign agents... None of them were tied to her death. She was found with what looked like wounds inflicted by a wild animal."

"Matt disappeared one day while in my care. I did not share the video I got of that, given his particular fears. Jenny I saw on two different occasions. I thought we had her safe. Maybe she was. Maybe the disappearing killed her and not the people looking for her."

"There was certainly someone looking for both of them, and they had resources."
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Detective Barnes says no reading! He is willing to give a short description of each world.

Matt Reported:
  • a pre-industrial world of giants and enourmous snakes
  • The Emperor of France holding court in 19th century mexico
  • An army using crystal weapons to fight giant termites

Jenny Talked about:
  • preindustrial Dwarves being haunted by sinister colorful energy spirits
  • strange monkey-aliens setting up a colony in the early 20th century Amazon
  • A nasty war involving two chineese armies, one with modern riffles and the other with crossbows and spears.
  • semi-industrial dwarves running Zeplins.
  • A deserted island full of shipwrecked alien soldiers.
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"I can't tell you his full name, but his real name is Bryan. If you can find him, get him to tell you the rest."

Peter selects his Great Uncle's study as a "landing zone" to aim for when coming home, so as to not endanger his parents and alert those following him.


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