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Old 08-13-2021, 10:10 AM   #121
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There is no obvious mundane explanation, I suppose...
Well, I was just a bit worried that I forgot that this skerry has seering magic or something, given right now the only plausible explanation I have is that this is Maximus, or somehow related to him.

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Destination is another 20 yards ahead. Doubling back is practical. Delaying the general while you check out a potential threat is quite possible (you can even say you had to make sure a man muttering insane statements wasn't a threat).
Hm... I'll swing back around after guiding the General to his destination. I think that should give me more time to talk to, I dunno, I'll call him Max for now.

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The patient wavers in his confidence: "You are her, aren't you? He showed me you..." He lays back down "please be her."
I'll give him a gesture to let him know I'll be back. Then I'll lead the general to his destination and mention that I'll be sweeping around, before slipping into Max's room. When I arrive, I'll say "Who are you? I suppose you know our mutual friend?"

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Old 08-16-2021, 02:32 AM   #122
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Vassarious's danger sense is tingling. They have no intention of letting her anywhere near this power center, and she's shown herself to be a threat somehow. She expects a fight soon.
Vassarious tries not to let on that they sense the trouble, hoping to divert it... While they are a confident creature, they're not prepared to take on 60 superiorly armed warriors.

Vassarious hopes the threat of the potential for back-up or additional angelic interference will dissuade them, and says "I must ask for a brief respite, as I will soon be overdue to commune with my brethren, and they do tend to worry.


Does everyone involved seem unified in their attitudes? So it looks like they are all in on it?
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Old 08-16-2021, 08:14 AM   #123
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Vassarious tries not to let on that they sense the trouble, hoping to divert it... While they are a confident creature, they're not prepared to take on 60 superiorly armed warriors.

Vassarious hopes the threat of the potential for back-up or additional angelic interference will dissuade them, and says "I must ask for a brief respite, as I will soon be overdue to commune with my brethren, and they do tend to worry.
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Does everyone involved seem unified in their attitudes? So it looks like they are all in on it?
No, the priests are far more worried than the soldiers, most of which seem to be unaware of the shift in mood.
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Old 08-16-2021, 02:19 PM   #124
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((Faceman - Skill 14 - Roll 4+5+1=10 | Success by 4. If that roll is insufficient due to penalties, I'll use a Wildcard point to turn the fail into a success, or to pad the margin if it matters ))
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Old 08-17-2021, 08:50 AM   #125
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I'll give him a gesture to let him know I'll be back. Then I'll lead the general to his destination and mention that I'll be sweeping around, before slipping into Max's room. When I arrive, I'll say "Who are you? I suppose you know our mutual friend?"
"What? I am Octavian. He came to me in a dream and showed me you. twice, once like this, and once with tentacles. He said you are from beyond the known universe. He says he needs you to help free him. He says he has been betrayed by those who keep his body, and is no longer in control of more than a few of his actions."


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They begin to escort him back to the chamber of the otherworld. He has bought more time for himself... but has not completely dissuaded an attack.
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Old 08-17-2021, 11:19 AM   #126
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"What? I am Octavian. He came to me in a dream and showed me you. twice, once like this, and once with tentacles. He said you are from beyond the known universe. He says he needs you to help free him. He says he has been betrayed by those who keep his body, and is no longer in control of more than a few of his actions."
"Did he say what needed to be done? Did he say if the people who betrayed him are working with anyone else? Did he say which actions he was in control of?"
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Old 08-18-2021, 08:21 AM   #127
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"Did he say what needed to be done? Did he say if the people who betrayed him are working with anyone else? Did he say which actions he was in control of?"
"He said he was a splinter and a memory... a small part of the emperor preserved against such a day. He needs you to go to 'The Caverns of Calthyone'. I'm... not sure where that is. He says the knowledge to fix him is in the caverns"
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Old 08-18-2021, 08:54 AM   #128
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"He said he was a splinter and a memory... a small part of the emperor preserved against such a day. He needs you to go to 'The Caverns of Calthyone'. I'm... not sure where that is. He says the knowledge to fix him is in the caverns"
I'll thank him, slip back into the hallway and return to security sweeping.
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While sweeping, I let my thoughts wander: "Find the emperor, and you will find naught but the crack" Perhaps this splinter Octavian spoke of is the crack? "Find the first crack, and you will find the true emperor" Maybe that means that the first crack is inside these 'Caverns of Calthyone', or perhaps instructions to find the first crack are in there. Hopefully Maximus is metaphorical than Pang Zhen and the Caverns are a real place.

Do I have a smartdevice to look up these Caverns? If not, I'll start my research after returning the General.
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Old 08-19-2021, 08:16 AM   #129
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I'll thank him, slip back into the hallway and return to security sweeping.
"Wait! Where are you going! take me with you!"


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Do I have a smartdevice to look up these Caverns? If not, I'll start my research after returning the General.
yes, you do. Make a research roll at the point you choose.
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Old 08-19-2021, 09:48 AM   #130
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"Wait! Where are you going! take me with you!"
I'll persuade Octavian that this is impractical.
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yes, you do. Make a research roll at the point you choose.
I'll look up the location while I'm making my sweeps on the way out.
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