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Offline GrumpyOldFart

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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2009, 12:55:17 AM »
Dex

(muttered) "Aw hell, not again... dja ever just have one of those days?"

I'm going back to my console, quick. On the way I'm snaggin that spare mic I had a second ago. I swear if this woman does anything creepy I'm gonna bounce it off her forehead at speed.
Freaky can be fun for a little while, but this is starting to lose its charm, BIG TIME.
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You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out...
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2009, 01:14:51 AM »
(just to clarify, your moving away from the woman?  You mentioned bouncing the mic off her head if she does something freaky.  BTW...what would give you the idea that she's going to do something freaky.)
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2009, 01:15:59 AM »
Bruce

Ah well, the girls seem OK. At least if they're freaked out they're not showing it. All caught up in praying....well lets hope some of it works. Bruce thinks to himself as he looks from the praying girls to the man and woman who have had the strange happenings.

Bruce keeps a good eye on them in case something else happens. He will also look up towards the stage and generally around for the reactions of the police and security.

I'm starting to feel like coming here was a bad idea. I really don't want to be here anymore. The sooner this is over the better.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2009, 02:04:07 AM by Usdrothek »
Look at me still talking when there's Science to do.
When I look out there, it makes me glad I'm not you.
I've experiments to run, there is research to be done
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2009, 03:03:10 AM »
Dex

Since the guy who was about to torch the place seems to be calming down a little, I'm moving away from him and back to my console, regardless of where the woman and the Reverend are. But I'm gonna have that mic handy to zing at her if need be. Unless I can find something that gives even better throw weight, more baseball-like.

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BTW...what would give you the idea that she's going to do something freaky.)

What gives me the idea is this

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Her face is etched in rage.

combined with fresh experience of this

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Dex, you see a man close to you who is looking very agitated.
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You realize that the man is clinching and unclinching his fists.

this

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You hear a voice shouting, "GOD"S Dead!  GOD's Dead!"  Looking over there is a force of police moving to where the gunman is, and you see the gunman take his own life.

and it was only what, yesterday, day before? ....that I watched a stadium full of people go completely.... Librarian poo.

 :lol:

Call me paranoid if ya want. "Etched in rage" is sending up "psycho having a bad hair day" flags. Seems to be a lot of that going around lately. After a shooting, someone apparently having to make himself not 'flame on' and a cop car nearly bringing the stage and lighting/sound truss overhead down around my ears, I'm not having a good day. I'll knock this woman cold before I'll let her make it still worse. If I won't let Johnny Torch over there toast my gig, I'm not gonna let Lil Miss Psycho attack the client, either.

(muttered) "Dammit, if I'm in an X-Men spinoff or somethin, why ain't I gettin a day rate for this? Where the *&^# is my contract?"
« Last Edit: May 18, 2009, 03:06:42 AM by GrumpyOldFart »
Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing.
   - Traditional physical spell components
You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out...
  - Traditional somatic spell components
Ooo Eee Ooo Aaa Aaa, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang.
   - Traditional verbal spell components
Take the lime and the coconut, and drink them both together.
  - Traditional potion formula

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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #44 on: May 18, 2009, 03:25:09 AM »
"Elijah!" cries the woman, "I feel the devil in you.  Satan has sway over you.  I can feel his power coming from you, taking over these people.  I will not allow this!"

Elijah is wracked with pain as the woman no longer points, but clenches her fist.  "if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you." 

Dex:  you see this as it unfolds.
Bruce: you notice people looking at the stage.  When you look, you notice Rev. McDougal kneeling on the stage, a woman approaching him with her hand clenched.
"I have feelings about you, not for you!  There's a big difference! "
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2009, 03:26:27 AM »
Theira

You were aware of what was happening on the stage.
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2009, 03:59:53 AM »
Theira

How far away from the woman am I?

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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2009, 04:14:10 AM »
Bruce

Bruce, noticing the activity on stage focusses his full attention on the scene. Ah crap.....it looks likes some nut-job is going to punch the rev! He seems to be the one calming everyone down.....if he gets socked, this place could go ape s*** again and I'll see the invisble girl and globe man start up.

Bruce is nervous and edgy. He is acutely aware of how finely balanced events are here at the vigil. He really doesn't want to get caught in another riot....in fact, he is over the whole thing and wants to leave. He stays for the girl's sake.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2009, 04:16:23 AM by Usdrothek »
Look at me still talking when there's Science to do.
When I look out there, it makes me glad I'm not you.
I've experiments to run, there is research to be done
.....................on the people who are still alive.

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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #48 on: May 18, 2009, 04:19:27 AM »
Where is Security in all this? There are people here being paid to keep this kinda stuff from happening, no? Where are they and what are they doing? Cos I'm about ----> <---- this close to zingin a mic at high speed at this woman's head. I'd rather not, sorting out the crazies isn't my gig, I'm neither equipped nor trained for it.
Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing.
   - Traditional physical spell components
You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out...
  - Traditional somatic spell components
Ooo Eee Ooo Aaa Aaa, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang.
   - Traditional verbal spell components
Take the lime and the coconut, and drink them both together.
  - Traditional potion formula

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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2009, 06:11:48 PM »
(Security converged on the man who shot the gun.  The guards/body guards of the people on stage started to hustle the dignitaries off of the stage.  Rev. McDougal stayed, while the others were escorted away.  The other guards/police went into the crowd to stop what appeared to be a riot starting.)

Setting: 
Dex is on stage, about 10 ft (~3m) from Rev. McDougal, and 15 ft (4.5m) away from the woman.
Bruce is about 30 feet (~9m) from the stage, making it roughly 40 ft (~12m) to the woman, with a leap to get on stage.  Bruce is also still effected by the Rev's calm.
Theira is about 60 ft (~18m) away, through a crowd of people.

The distracted guards, now aware of the threat, are starting to move back to the stage.  Consider them surprised currently.

Consider this a clarification.  Now is time to declare your actions.
NOTE:  This is still free formed combat.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2009, 06:25:16 PM by rmax »
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #50 on: May 18, 2009, 11:50:44 PM »
Dex

Okay, so Security is there, but they won't be there soon enough to do any good. That's all I needed to know.

She gets a mic to the forehead. Zingin it good and hard too, a mic doesn't really have the weight to kill somebody so I'm not worried.

Just for the record, one of the common things at the sound console of any gig is a little in-line filter commonly called an I-9. They're each about 3 inches long, a little less than the diameter of a dime, and weigh perhaps 3-6 oz. (80-150g) each. I'll bet you I have at least half a dozen of them handy. The moment that mic leaves my hand, I'm gettin a handful of em, in case that shot misses.

She should be glad I'm not slingin a crescent wrench at her. I will if I have to, but I'm hoping to just knock her silly rather than killing her.
Whatever, but she doesn't get to attack the client. No.

(Tactical note: Take a sidestep if necessary to clear the range of Rev. McDougal.)
« Last Edit: May 19, 2009, 04:14:09 AM by GrumpyOldFart »
Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing.
   - Traditional physical spell components
You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out...
  - Traditional somatic spell components
Ooo Eee Ooo Aaa Aaa, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang.
   - Traditional verbal spell components
Take the lime and the coconut, and drink them both together.
  - Traditional potion formula

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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #51 on: May 19, 2009, 12:31:26 AM »
Theira

I will push my way forward  to the stage. If I have an ID I will use it to get through as if I'm a cop.  Try to do it quickly so I can stop the female.  Watch the crowd as best I can for strangeness.

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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #52 on: May 19, 2009, 02:14:13 AM »
(If Bruce is under the effects of calm, is he motivated to be able to take any action?)
Look at me still talking when there's Science to do.
When I look out there, it makes me glad I'm not you.
I've experiments to run, there is research to be done
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #53 on: May 19, 2009, 02:15:36 AM »
(No, Bruce is not compelled, but your slightly delayed in taking aggressive actions).
"I have feelings about you, not for you!  There's a big difference! "
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #54 on: May 19, 2009, 02:31:06 AM »
Bruce

Bruce stares at the unfolding events with a rather vacant look.
That crazy woman is going to punch the reverand he thinks over and over to himself. Someone has gotta do something, or this place is gonna go up. Im not letting anyone more friends die! he fumes.

Bruce says a quick "wait here, I'll be back soon" to Kira and then starts to push his way through the crowd towards the stage.

If he sees the woman try and make an agressive move on the preacher, he will yell out "Hey! Hey stop you crazy b**ch!"
 
Look at me still talking when there's Science to do.
When I look out there, it makes me glad I'm not you.
I've experiments to run, there is research to be done
.....................on the people who are still alive.

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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #55 on: May 19, 2009, 03:04:24 AM »
Light begins to shimmer around the woman, "let God Judge the Wicked!:

Theira, you pull your badge and start running toward the stage.  It's a strange sensation, dodging all of these people, finding the gaps that seem to get you through faster.  (You will get to the stage, but will be unable to act further this round).

Bruce, you begin to move away from the girls, and then you see the woman glowing.  Starting to run, you move as fast as you can.  Your making good time, but as you leap, your foot catches on the stage, making you stagger.

Dex, with a quick snap, you throw the microphone.  Suddenly, it's like a knife cut through your head.  Before you close your eyes, and clench your head, you notice two things:
1)  All of the I-9's seem to have been flung at the woman.
2)  There is a man approaching the stage going faster than an Olympic runner.

The microphone goes wide, landing next to one of the security guards rushing the stage.  But two of the I-9's strike the woman in the chest, taking her breath.

Having caught his leg on the stage, Bruce is unable to make contact with the woman.

The woman clenches her hand, and as she does, the light surrounding her becomes dark (think black light).  At the same moment, the same light develops around McDougal.  He just looks at her and say, "I forgive you."

(The security forces will come on the scene at the end of this round.  Unlike Bruce and Theira, their having to really work to get through the crowd).
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #56 on: May 19, 2009, 04:13:39 AM »
Dex

If that isn't enough to break what she's doing, I'll dive for her. Body check. If I get her, once I have her I'm gonna punch her in the head until she goes unconscious.

There are 3 people with authority to say what happens on this stage, maybe 4. Me, the lighting director, the stage manager and maybe the client. Sorry lady, I don't care what yer problem is. You want to kill him, kill him later, somewhere else.

You don't get to torch my gig.

You don't get to crash my stage.

You don't get to attack my client.

I am DONE puttin up with this ^%#$%!!!


I never thought simple rules like those would be so hard.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2009, 04:22:00 AM by GrumpyOldFart »
Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing.
   - Traditional physical spell components
You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out...
  - Traditional somatic spell components
Ooo Eee Ooo Aaa Aaa, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang.
   - Traditional verbal spell components
Take the lime and the coconut, and drink them both together.
  - Traditional potion formula

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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #57 on: May 19, 2009, 04:52:34 AM »
(Bruce's next actions will depend on the situation once he has gotten to his feet from tripping over the stage)
Look at me still talking when there's Science to do.
When I look out there, it makes me glad I'm not you.
I've experiments to run, there is research to be done
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2009, 08:53:45 PM »
The situation is still bad, and the I-9's seemed to enrage her even more.  "I'll send your Demons back to Hell," she yells.
(Security forces have an effective initiative modifier of 0, so your still the front line.  I will assume that Bruce and Theira will also try to tackle the woman.  Dex, who is enraged with the frustration of having the night ruined, and the stabbing pain in his head, throws himself at the woman.)

Bruce quickly recovers his balance and runs toward the woman.  As he moves close, his arm moves out.  As he passes, he grabs her, throwing her to the ground.  (For the people watching, it is like seeing a martial arts movie.  For Bruce:  you've never studied martial arts, but it seems your body knows what it's doing).

Theira finished moving onto the stage, and moves toward the downed woman.  She's stymied for a moment, as her action was to tackle the woman, who is now on the ground, with this martial arts master standing above her. 

Dex, enraged at all the disrespect, leaps toward the woman.  (As Bruce's body seems to know what to do, your subconscious knows that your not the most physical person-statwise.  So, your subconscious takes over).  Another blinding headache begins as you leap.  While your body collapses to the stage, you feel your awareness, your anger, your rage, your frustration lash out at the woman.  Those around the woman see the stage floor begin to ripple from Dex's body, the ripples gaining speed as the move toward the woman.  Suddenly the floor beneath the woman explodes.  (NOTE: Only Bruce and Theira see the ripples).

Bruce back steps from the growing ripples, moving away as the floor explodes.

The woman, who was prone, is not so lucky.  Shards of the flooring rip through her prone body, spraying blood around the stage.  While conscious, she can barely move.  Her abdomen and back are bruised and bloodied, and you can see bits of the stage sticking out of her arms and head as she tried to stand up.  She says, "Lord, heal your servant," and you see the wounds starting to close.

(Based on Theira's earlier post).  As this occurs, Theira, who still has a bad feeling, moves over and kicks the woman in the chest.  Being slightly off-balanced from the jagged floor, Theira barely connects, and just seems to enrage the woman.

At this time, police make it onto the stage and pull their guns on the woman.  She does not look like she will surrender though.  As she raises her hand to them, one of the cops, a woman, tasers her.  Her jolting body falls limp.

Meanwhile, Rev. McDougal has started a new hymn.  Most of the crowd seems relived that he is safe, and happily sing along.
Others are starting to leave, though in a more orderly fashion.  A few are looking to the stage in shock.

The security forces quickly move the woman from the stage, while a medic goes over to Dex (he is bleeding from nose and eyes currently, and is unconscious). 

After the Hymn, Rev. McDougal waves to the security, and they don't take Bruce or Theira from the stage.  He then says.  "It seems our vigil for the fallen has been disrupted by those with darkened hearts.  Let us pray for forgiveness and mercy."  After the prayer, he says, "take the candles with you, and light them at home.  May they be a reminder of the light of God within each of us, and may they light our way through these dark times."

As people leave, the Rev. moves over to Dex, and motions Bruce and Theira over.

(as always, feel free to interject.  A lot just happened, so go on and give reactions).
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Re: The Vigil
« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2009, 09:57:51 PM »
Dex

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Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing.
   - Traditional physical spell components
You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out...
  - Traditional somatic spell components
Ooo Eee Ooo Aaa Aaa, Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang.
   - Traditional verbal spell components
Take the lime and the coconut, and drink them both together.
  - Traditional potion formula

 

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