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  • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #19: The $64,000 Question

    Alex "Current" Murphy
    HP: 2 CND: Normal

    He frowned and made an effort not to look in that direction, "Come on, lets go see this statue of the awesome dog."

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    • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #19: The $64,000 Question

      Violet Lear
      HP: 3


      short fight. no1 hurt

      If she'd thought about it, Violet might have worried that the short brawl in Paris would have been a much bigger deal to her before she moved to the school. Now, it was barely worth mentioning next to some of the other battles she'd been involved in. Multi-tasking as she left the class, she also sent a text off to Eve, who was probably just settling in for the night.

      class over. awful day. miss you

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      • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #19: The $64,000 Question

        The Blue Knight

        Gwyn smiled back at the boy. "Well thank you very much. Do you know which way the doctor went?" He did a small pantomime of looking and pointing in various directions.

        Regardless of the boy's answer, Gwyn turned to the others when they had a moment, speaking quietly. "Don't know if yew noticed, but everyone in this place-they go from being little kids to nearly middle-aged, ya? Proper strange, innit? I can think of a few explanations, nun of em good."

        Notice check 1d20+10=27
        [I]Any sound can shake the air. My voice shakes the heart![/I]

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        • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #19: The $64,000 Question

          Greystone:
          [Jack Rexroth]
          HP: 1

          Jack listened as the young boy answered Otso's question as he looked around the group, the main thing that stuck out to him was the huge age gap of the locals: they were either old people or young kids.

          "Don't know if yew noticed, but everyone in this place-they go from being little kids to nearly middle-aged, ya? Proper strange, innit? I can think of a few explanations, nun of em good."
          The American nodded. "Yeah, and a lot of them have old injuries that confirms you're nothing good." Jack then looked at the boy. "But he'd been here right? Could you show us where?" To the others in the group Jack's intension was clear - find where Dr. Bacon had been staying and hopefully he or Otso could find a scent they could track.


          OOC:
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          Notice: _: 1D20+8 = [15]+8 =23
          Last edited by Tattooedman; 4th June 2015, 02:20 PM.

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          • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #19: The $64,000 Question

            Magnitude
            Kasimir Flaegler
            HP 3


            Kas felt sick as the others discussed what had happened to the people here. The very young, the very old or the infirm were left here and those able to fight were conscripted into the UUB's army. Teens and pre-teens able to fight, likely were required to gun down their own parents to demonstrate their "loyalty" to General Basenji. Kasimir had read of such things and his mother had told him of such things, but he had no experience with it.

            It was sickening.

            Basenji, Bluster, Sossus Vlei and all the super-human and human commanders of the UUB needed to be dragged to the UN court at the Hague and tried for crimes against humanity. They needed to be defeated. Publicly broken and humiliated as a message to every other piece of garbage that would inflict this on their fellow man.

            On an intellectual level, he knew he couldn't stop the use of child soldiers. It was too widespread throughout the third world...Africa, the Middle East, Asia...for even the most powerful NS to stop on their own. Kas knew this.

            Emotionally, he was raging. He was so deeply offended and appalled he felt nauseous. He was so angry, he felt like ignoring Bacon until after he broke the dog-general's arms and legs and dragged him through the streets in defeat.

            In order to keep focused on Bacon and the mission, he willed himself to pay less attention to the child and more to his surroundings. It wouldn't do to get ambushed.

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            • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #19: The $64,000 Question

              Originally posted by Michuru81 View Post
              NVAA: DOJO (Martin; NPCs: Mira, Peter)
              Peter continued to pass each test Martin put in front of him: his powers knew how many markers were in his pocket, when he first started at the Vienna school, and how many fingers he planned to hold up.

              "Peter, your power is amazing." Martin bent down to retrieve one of the cups and examined it. There was no damage to it--not even a dent where it had been hit. It was almost as though there were some sort of telekinetic component of Peter's powers, in addition to the obvious psychic effect. "Oh, zere are some limits, yes, but wiz some cleverness you can avoid 'urting anyone accidentally. And ze utility! I 'ave a few more zings I'm interested in trying after a rest, if you wouldn't mind."

              Peter nodded glumly, then went to grab a bottle of water. Outside, a small crowd had grown. One of them, a Japanese girl who looked to be a year younger that Martin, timidly came forward. "Excuse me," she said before bowing. "My name... Ueno Momoko. You... help him control power, yes?"

              "I... I am more 'elping Peter test ze limits of 'is abilities, maybe come up wiz clever uses, but I wouldn't say 'e 'as any more control..."

              Yuusuke stepped forward but didn't come into the dojo. "Her name is Momoko," he told Martin. "She's in Year Nine. She can't control her powers either."

              Yuusuke explained further: "Whenever Momoko makes skin-to-skin contact with another person, she... she sort of controls their mind. She makes them keep the promises they have made. I imagine you told your girlfriend back in Vienna you'd see her again, right? If you touch Momoko, you'll be compelled to go to her right now. You won't be able to do anything else until you make good on your promises."

              "You help me?" she asked.

              "Well, I guess I can talk to you about yours, certainly. Testing limits of it may be complicated. Initially it sounds as if you 'ave a great future in contract law. 'Ow about we talk tomorrow?"

              Momoko nodded enthusiastically before turning to leave. As she ran off, Peter returned, holding his bottle. "I feel sad for her," he said. "I cannot control my ability, da, but I can choose not to use it, yes. That girl? Pyotr? They cannot turn their powers off. They cannot live normal lives."
              "Peter, I've been trying to convince you zat you DO 'ave full control of you abilities, it's just zat zey require a bit more zought in zeir execution zan most SPBs. For instance, I suspect you could mop a floor quite easily by overturning a bucket zen repelling all 'uncontained water'."

              "Ze divination capabilities we've discovered just today alone are enviable. I, myself, 'ope very much your power can 'elp me. See, I 'ave been mislead my 'ole life by well-meaning parents. I'm going to set up cups again, zis time numbered 1 - 30. Zen I am going to start wiz ze question 'Ow old am I?'...."

              Putting Momoko out of mind for now, Martin and Peter returned to their training. A few minutes more in and it was interrupted by cries of alarm from the spectators. The two Year Tens looked out to see a stream of energy shooting into the air. Martin recognized it immediately as Mira's power signature.

              "Martin!" Yuusuke cried out. "Your friend! She touched Momoko!"
              "Mierde!"

              Everytime! Everytime Martin thought he was closer to potential answers. Just wait, in the course of addressing this problem, Peter will be attacked an put in a coma or lose all his memories or his power or something! Because life just worked like that.

              Martin pushes through to Momoko and Yuusuke. "Momoko-san, I need to ask you, does your power affect only ze last promise a person made, or maybe ze last few zey've made in a month or year? Or.... any promise zey made in zeir lifetime?" Martin was there when Mira said she would kill Durendal..... hmmm... but that was only if the French(wo)man didn't give back powers, and she did... Did that count?

              "And what of conditional or fulfilled promises? Or contradictory promises?"

              "And... 'ow violent to people get when zey are restrained from fulfilling zeir compulsion? And do your powers give people any special boost in order to fulfill zeir promises"
              A good thing to know in this situation.

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              • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #19: The $64,000 Question

                TOKYO (Lex; NPCs: Gaspar)
                Making their way up to the statue, Svetlana feigned surprise. "Lex!?!" she called as she made her way to them. "What are you doing here!?!"

                NVAE (Violet)
                i miss u 2. we should hang sumtime

                A moment later, another message arrived: busy l8r

                KIKYUSA (Blue Knight, Greystone, Magnitude, Ursa)
                "Well thank you very much. Do you know which way the doctor went?"

                The boy shrugged and pointed to one of the old people. There, the New Vindicators again asked for any info relating to Doctor Bacon.

                "Laughing Thomas gave 'im a push t'Bombo," an old man said. "Malaria is biting at us. Doc Bacon went t'get supplies from the 'ospital two weeks ago, and neither man 'as been seen since.

                "Two days after they left? The army came looking for 'im. Men with guns came t'rough a circle in t'air..."

                NVAA: DOJO (Martin; NPCs: Momoko, Peter, Yuusuke, Others; MIRA: 1 round)
                "Momoko-san, I need to ask you, does your power affect only ze last promise a person made, or maybe ze last few zey've made in a month or year? Or.... any promise zey made in zeir lifetime?"

                "A-any promise," Momoko said. "Any promise ever made."

                "And what of conditional or fulfilled promises? Or contradictory promises?"

                Momoko raised an eyebrow. She looked to Yuusuke. "Rikai dekimasen," she told him.

                "Unfulfilled promises don't count," Yuusuke said, answering for her.

                "And... 'ow violent to people get when zey are restrained from fulfilling zeir compulsion? And do your powers give people any special boost in order to fulfill zeir promises"

                "They get no boon," Yuusuke said, "but they will fight you if you try to stop them."
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                • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #19: The $64,000 Question

                  Violet Lear
                  HP: 3

                  Violet sighed and headed out toward the quad, wondering what she'd do the rest of the day. Homework was out for the short term. She just didn't have the temperament for it right now. As she walked, she texted Jakob back again.

                  yes. anytime. i need a break from this place

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                  • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #19: The $64,000 Question

                    Martin considered her words... 'Any promise ever made'

                    Children promise all sorts of things.... 'I'm going to be an astronaut when I grow up...' 'I'll never speak to you again...' 'I'm going to marry Suzie...'

                    Adults do too: 'I will love you and be with you until death do us part.' Then, maybe in a manner of years, make that same promise to someone else.

                    Martin pushed those thoughts away and focused on the problem at hand. Mira could just be going to see Victor - an easy promise she may have made before their exile. With the flying time required he could call the school and warn them to clear a path, or have him wait on the lawn or something. But what if it wasn't that...?

                    Martin cast his mind back...

                    The Durendal fiasco, but Martin had the sense that was a a fulfilled 'OR' statement (do this OR receive this).
                    She was his back-up when he went to see Crux, but he got out of there with only minor fuss. It seemed as if that would count as fulfilled.
                    Mira was there with the little Alphabet guy and they were almost all wishing to wring the little bugger's neck if they got the chance. Did she say anything in London to....?

                    "Oh no."

                    Code:
                    Abigail sat down on the couch and hugged her knees into her chest. Burying her face, she started to softly sob. Mira made her way to her side. She sat down beside the woman who had threatened to abandon her to a life in someone else's body, and she hugged her. "I'm going to get you out of here," she said. 
                    
                    Abigail shook her head. "Don't make promises you can't keep," she whispered. 
                    Martin looks to the feathered wings of his fellow 10th year, "Yuusuke, you can fly faster zan <<insert Martin's best guess at Mira's cruising speed>>. Maybe more if she's pushing. Ozerwise is zere a quicker way to travel?"

                    Even as the other youth is answering Martin manifests his cell phone and dials the European Academy Operator. It was really early in Vienna, he just hoped Dr. Newton didn't need the sleep.
                    Last edited by flynnarrel; 9th June 2015, 12:08 AM.

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                    • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #19: The $64,000 Question

                      Alex "Current" Murphy
                      HP: 2 CND: Normal

                      "Practicing our counter-surveillance techniques," Lex said in a light conversational tone as he examined the statue, "Taking in some culture. Same ol', same ol'."

                      He pulled out his battered cellphone, and took a quick look at the screen to see if anybody was giving him an excuse to excuse himself. Sadly the only thing on the screen was the little lighting bolt charm that was dangling from the top of the phone. The whole phone charm thing seemed a little silly, but when in Rome...

                      Either way there was on escape for him now, he noted as he stuffed the phone back in his pocket. So much for a relaxing stroll.

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                      • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #19: The $64,000 Question

                        The Blue Knight
                        Hero Points: 3

                        Gwyn's face was grim. The UUB had been here, looking for Bacon. But he had left to go to Bombo? Another village? A city? Either way he'd not come back. He was afraid to ask what they'd done when they couldn't find him.

                        "We can follow the road to Bombo-maybe see what happened to him. Uras, Greystone, you get a whiff?"

                        He took out his Moleskine, jotting a few things down-Bacon left, mar 18. Bombo. UUB arrived Kikyusa 28th.

                        Malaria. Bendigedig. He felt the need to spray about every drip of his bug stuff.
                        [I]Any sound can shake the air. My voice shakes the heart![/I]

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                        • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #19: The $64,000 Question

                          Greystone:
                          [Jack Rexroth]
                          HP: 1

                          "We can follow the road to Bombo-maybe see what happened to him. Uras, Greystone, you get a whiff?"
                          Jack had pulled out a bandana and tied it around the lower half of his face, granted he looked odd but figured he was already standing out enough as it was but sporting an animal nose would push things a bit too far. Better to look like he was trying to protect his face from the intense sun."Working on it, there's a lot of different scents to sort through."



                          OOC:
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                          Just figured it might be needed, a Notice Check: _: 1D20+8 = [11]+8 =19.

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                          • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #19: The $64,000 Question

                            NVAE (Violet)
                            Meet for coffee @ cafe landtmann?

                            Café Landtmann rested a few miles southwest from the campus, but it was definitely worth the trek. When Violet arrived, she spotted Jakob sitting at a table, staring down at his phone. His hair was neatly combed. He was wearing a white, short-sleeved dress shirt under a black sweater vest. His dark jeans were devoid of holes. His shoes were not sneakers.

                            Jakob was dressed up.

                            NVAA: DOJO (Martin; NPCs: Momoko, Peter, Yuusuke, Others; MIRA: 1 round)
                            "I can just barely get one-hundred and sixty kilometers per hour," Yuusuke said apologetically.

                            There was another solution: Lex. Thankfully, he'd finally gotten a mobile phone...

                            Originally posted by Michuru81
                            Hopefully I'm not completely railroading you here, flynn, but since you guys brought it up in the OOC thread, I'll just go with it.
                            TOKYO (Lex; NPCs: Gaspar)
                            Almost on cue, Lex's mobile lit up with an incoming call from Martin.

                            KIKYUSA (Blue Knight, Greystone, Magnitude, Ursa)
                            Martin probably could have done it. Martin probably could have sifted through all of the scents, and deduced which one was Doctor Bacon's. "Eet is simple," he would have said, "zis one reeks of sterilizing chemicals--ze sort a doctor excessively uses, to ze point zat zey are ingrained in 'is skin."

                            Jack knew what the school infirmary smelled like, and he knew Doctor Talley's scent, but he had no way of knowing what the chemicals they used smelled like. He didn't have an intimate knowledge of the smell of sterilizing foam or latex gloves or bandages... In the end, Jack had no choice but to ask to be taken to the site where Bacon plied his art: it would be where his smell was the strongest.

                            Thankfully, some of the man's clothes were even still here, and Jack pulled the man's scent from them. As they moved to leave, Jack spotted a handkerchief neatly folded on a desk. It had Bacon's scent on it, and might serve them well in the field.

                            Soon, they were back in the air, making their way to Bombo.

                            Originally posted by Michuru81
                            This is going to be important: how do you arrive?
                            Armada Status

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                            • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #19: The $64,000 Question

                              Alex "Current" Murphy
                              HP: 2 CND: Normal

                              Lex happily popped the phone up to his ear, "Moshi-moshi?"

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                              • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #19: The $64,000 Question

                                Violet Lear
                                HP: 3

                                Unexpected dress up? Not again! Upon seeing Jakob, Violet's thoughts drifted back to her day out with Wolf, in what he had pretty clearly intended to be a date, even if he wouldn't admit to it. It was instantly obvious that Jakob was probably thinking the same thing. Regardless, it was nice to get away from campus and Violet smiled in greeting.

                                "Hello, Jakob. You're looking rather well."

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