Nikki smiled "Heh, like I said. He has to find out who the hell I am first. Might ask our lawyer about laws on that. There's only two things about me he could put on paper, and both of them would backfire, since he'd have a hard time justifying anything."
Nikki nodded "Furthermore, if he's willing to use his power to get revenge... I'd say he's made a few enemies. But that kind of planning comes later."
"Besides that, if we don't stop him, it's not gonna end well either. So we have to do what we must...Is there a way I can contribute to this ? I may not be...fast with the media, but I am good at making my hands dirty. At your service~" Shi says, one hand to hir chest and the other out to the side as shi does a small bow.
Dima smiles, and takes the phone, covering her mouth as she speaks into the phone. When she's done, she gets up and hands it back to Nikki. "There. He's preparing to meet just outside the courtyard. In an alcove nearby. Should be easy to get to. Told him a group of Faustians were plotting to steal the souls of the people near there, offering what all college students desire. Enough money to pay for book and the cafeteria budget, and the knowledge of Yomi to pass the class."
(Dima has burned 2 fate points on Gothy Gamer Girl, Third-Generation Gothic Lifestyle, And uses her +2 form "IN the name of the Occult"...Adrian didn't stand a chance)
Nikki smirked "Alright, I've got a plan. I'll need a choir robe, a stack of black construction paper, a red marker, a clipboard, and a roll of tape. I'll then start walking around suspiciously. I've got a killer evil chuckle in mind too. That should buy enough time."
Nikki thought for a moment "Unless you think he would just snoop around for long enough for the others to get their thing done."
"Sure. Alright, here's the plan." Nikki started explaining, as she started moving.
"The cloak should be obvious: all evil cultists wear conspicuous robes that are either blood red or black." Nikki's voice was dripping with sarcasm for that one.
The paper and marker should show I'm up to someone. I expect to be stalked... rather poorly around campus. That would buy time alone, but here's where it gets fun. Just when it starts feeling like a Wild Goose chase. I then take one of the stack of black construction paper from the bottom of the stack to a random wall."
She smirks "It reads 'Amateur Playwright Club: 8 PM - 10 PM Saturday Night, F1, Room 3 at the Student Union. Don't miss our modern day rendition of Faust's Bargain.'. By the time he realizes that's not actually a thing, I'll have started getting my preparations against him in place."
She shrugged "I have a more embarrassing version involving writing demonic runes. And by that, I mean 'Adrian is a Racist Douche' written upside-down, in cursive and leet speak. Less believable, but epic if it actually works."
(This took 2 months to finish...REALLY shouldn't have taken that long)
[12/21/2015 3:46:58 PM] Mitchell Anderson: So...Nikki, remind us of the plan. [12/21/2015 3:48:48 PM] Recette: "Sure. Alright, here's the plan." Nikki started explaining, as she started moving.
"The cloak should be obvious: all evil cultists wear conspicuous robes that are either blood red or black." Nikki's voice was dripping with sarcasm for that one.
The paper and marker should show I'm up to someone. I expect to be stalked... rather poorly around campus. That would buy time alone, but here's where it gets fun.
Just when it starts feeling like a Wild Goose chase. I then take one of the stack of black construction paper from the bottom of the stack to a random wall."
She smirks "It reads 'Amateur Playwright Club: 8 PM - 10 PM Saturday Night, F1, Room 3 at the Student Union. Don't miss our modern day rendition of Faust's Bargain.'.
By the time he realizes that's not actually a thing, I'll have started getting my preparations against him in place."
She shrugged "I have a more embarrassing version involving writing demonic runes. And by that, I mean 'Adrian is a Racist Douchebag' written upside-down, in cursive
and leet speak. Less believable, but epic if it actually works. If it gets printed... hehehe. Should be amusing." [12/21/2015 3:52:41 PM] Mitchell Anderson: Dima nods, smiling at the plan "I can help. I got connections amongst the local goth club. And, you kknow. Actual evil
cultists..." [smalltext]"Andwedidwearblackcloaks..."[/smalltext] [12/21/2015 3:58:40 PM] Mitchell Anderson: She turns to Glenn "You got any ideas, Pat?" [12/21/2015 3:59:51 PM] Zoey: *Glan stood nearby, nodding* "It should do to provide a distraction. But why do you believe that it would attract the attention we want
?" *She asks curiously.* [12/21/2015 4:02:45 PM] Recette: She nodded "Eh, the goth club's probably a better bet. It's probably a better idea not to give him any more meat aside from that. If
he goes home happy, and stays happy, we haven't done our job right. Don't want them to go investigating that."
"Well, first, she's already got him interested. Reason is that not many people take a can of sardines over a steak." [12/21/2015 4:03:20 PM] Recette: She smiled "If they need a way to cover up anything they don't want from him, I should be able to figure something out." [12/21/2015 4:08:22 PM] Mitchell Anderson: Dima ponders "So...the plan is that we distract Adrian from doing that big press thing he has come up...and then what?" [12/21/2015 4:08:29 PM] Mitchell Anderson: "Rely on Cyborg Ninja's plan?" [12/21/2015 4:16:17 PM] Zoey: Glen shrugged "Appears like it...so we are going to pretend to be weird cultists... how do weird cultist act?" *In fact, cultist did not
belong to the group of people she stumbled upon on a daily base!* [12/21/2015 4:17:42 PM] Mitchell Anderson: Dima pulls a hood over her head, takes the cloak and puts it in front of her face in 'Dracula position' "MUAHAHAHAH! SOON!
MY PLANS SHALL BE COM-PLE-TED! LL SHALL FALL TO THE MIGHT OF DIMA! LORD OF ALL! KYAHAHAHAH! GWARHARHARHAR! KEFKA LAUGH!" [12/21/2015 4:17:59 PM] Mitchell Anderson: "And proceeds to stalk her way across the room, back and forth.* [12/21/2015 4:18:31 PM] Zoey: *Glenn puts a hand to her chin, nodding* "So they are loud... I will keep that in mind..." [12/21/2015 4:19:00 PM] Recette: Nikki chuckles "That'll do it. So, shall we round up everyone we need, get everything we need done, yatta, yatta?" [12/21/2015 4:19:37 PM] Zoey: "I like the idea, the sooner we get to work, the faster we can flatten out any flaws along the plan we might stumble upon." [12/21/2015 4:19:42 PM] Mitchell Anderson: "...Less loud, more like 'possess no ability to hide thier plans when confronted.'...actually, do we have 90 minutes?" [12/21/2015 4:20:13 PM] Recette: Nikki sighed "Probably not. So it'll probably just be us three in choir robes." [12/21/2015 4:20:27 PM] Mitchell Anderson: "...No, it'll be us in my spare robes." [12/21/2015 4:20:55 PM] Mitchell Anderson: "And, I have one more friend I can call...problem is, she's, um...mentallyill." [12/21/2015 4:20:57 PM] Zoey: Glenn "..." [12/21/2015 4:24:30 PM] Recette: Nikki thought for a moment "Eh, if you ask me, a small group is as effective as a large. He doesn't have to think the 'whole cult' is
present." [12/21/2015 4:25:46 PM] Mitchell Anderson: "Okay, good...still, Rena's gonna laugh if she finds out we did this without her...okay. So, how do we do this. Three
groups? Two groups? What? I can head out on my own, maybe, you two work together?" [12/21/2015 6:32:16 PM] Zoey: "Two different cultist group... would that draw no suspicion ?" *Glenn wondered, rubbing her chin. Technically speaking, since they had
to distract one person... maybe it was even better than to stay one 'large' group* [12/21/2015 8:54:30 PM] Recette: Nikki smiled "Ideally, we get him to stalk us around campus until they have the time to finish. So one group would be enough,
perhaps." [12/21/2015 8:59:57 PM] Mitchell Anderson: "Okay then...so, I'm with you guys. Leeroy Jenkins away?" [12/22/2015 12:46:57 AM] Zoey: Glenn blinked a few times. She appeared uneducated about the wow legend [12/22/2015 12:53:02 AM] Recette: Nikki sighed "Okay, what do you feel needs to be more refined first?" she asked Dima. [12/22/2015 1:05:00 AM] Zoey: "Refined, you say ?" *Glenn shrugs softly* [12/22/2015 3:18:22 PM] Mitchell Anderson: Dima shrugs "Nothing, really. I just find 'distracting a large public figure', while HILAROIUS, to be worthy of Leeroy
Jenkinsing" [12/22/2015 3:38:24 PM] Recette: "Heh, alright. Well, we have our plan: so LETS DO THIS FOLKS!" Nikki chuckled. [12/22/2015 3:38:44 PM] Mitchell Anderson: Okay. So...it' social combat time. [12/22/2015 3:41:39 PM] Recette: (Alright, so what do you want us to do?) [12/22/2015 3:42:49 PM] Mitchell Anderson: Essesntially, your goals are to use your skills, to distract Adrian. Adrian, meanwhile, will be trying to see through your
deception...OR counter-attack [12/22/2015 3:45:18 PM | Edited 3:45:28 PM] Recette: (And I presume how long we manage to pull the wool over his eyes effects how long they have in the Talk to Piper
topic before Adrian shows up) [12/22/2015 3:45:25 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (Ayup.) [12/22/2015 3:45:39 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (Or, rather, whether you 'win' or not affects things) [12/23/2015 12:14:45 AM] Zoey: (Okay so we're already in an encounter with this ?) [12/23/2015 12:19:18 AM] Mitchell Anderson: (Sorta. Basically, we're statting up the entire distraction attempt as an encounter. You can RP out the distractoin,
everything, and roll for it using whatever skill you can use. Better you do, better you describe it...the more Adrian is distracted) [12/23/2015 12:19:45 AM] Zoey: (Ah.) [12/23/2015 12:20:06 AM] Zoey: (Allrighty! Tzauri, so we're gonna grab some robes, and pretend to be super weird? : D) [1/6/2016 3:35:45 PM] Mitchell Anderson: Okay, so when we last left, you all had everything ready for the distraction [1/6/2016 3:38:36 PM] Zoey: *Glenn, now dressed in proper creepy cult robes, glanced around, with the cloak covering just... a little too much of hir face* "How do
these people look in those getups ? Or keep their clothing clean, if it drags behind you this much ?" [1/6/2016 3:39:20 PM] Mitchell Anderson: Dima, standing nearby, looking...not actually much different, thanks to her standard style, hands a card to Glenn "Good
drycleaner's, and they do outift modifications too. Get my cosplays looked up there." [1/6/2016 3:41:10 PM] Recette: Nikki nodded "Alright. Well, we've got everything. Step one: loiter suspiciously." [1/6/2016 3:42:27 PM] Zoey: "Loiter. Suspiciously. Got it. Which way ?" *Shi says, pulling the hood up JUST a bit, for hir to be able to atleast see where shi is
going... and gives the card a glance aswell* [1/6/2016 3:43:33 PM] Mitchell Anderson: Dima nods "I'll tell you what. I'll go do it in another section, we meet up at the appointed time. Mainly, because I'm VERY
GOOD at loitoring suspicously. Just have to do it on purpose..." And she whooshes off. Literally. She's making wooshing noises [1/6/2016 3:45:06 PM | Edited 3:45:17 PM] Recette: "Alright." Nikki said, grabbing the papers "Let's go loiter." Nikki grabbed the stack of paper, pulling her hood up,
then went to stand around in a public place on campus. [1/6/2016 3:46:20 PM] Zoey: "She... she is good..." *Glenn, somewhat unsure how to properly refine the art of loitering... just stands next to Nikki with hir head
tilt...... how could you make loitering more suspiciously ?...* [1/6/2016 3:46:52 PM] Recette: "Just look somewhat antsy while doing it." [1/6/2016 3:48:40 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (So...now we hvae rolls. Just roll, add a skill, and it will be resisted..the better you get, the more attention you
draw...and the more chances of Adrian falling into your trap!) [1/6/2016 3:49:44 PM] Recette: (What aspects do we have available again to invoke?) [1/6/2016 3:50:37 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (Icon of Local Reporting (one tag), and Conservatively Judgemental (One tag) [1/6/2016 3:51:35 PM | Edited 3:51:45 PM] Recette: (Do the cloaks have any aspects?) [1/6/2016 3:52:38 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (Sadly, no) [1/6/2016 3:53:13 PM] Zoey: (Reliable Assistant was an advantage to assist other people invoking their aspects uh... right ? ) [1/6/2016 3:53:36 PM] Recette: Right [1/6/2016 3:53:58 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (+1 for manuvers to place aspects or free invokes for allies) [1/6/2016 3:54:15 PM] Zoey: (KK.) [1/6/2016 3:54:22 PM] Recette: (I'll need to get that for Nikki eventually) [1/6/2016 3:54:41 PM] Zoey: (Well, figured I get it for Glenn seeing how she sorta is... a Butler/maid) [1/6/2016 4:02:56 PM | Edited 4:03:03 PM] Recette: (Nikki will just be rolling Empathy 2 then.) [1/6/2016 4:03:00 PM] Mitchell Anderson: Okay. [1/6/2016 4:03:09 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (Invokes?) [1/6/2016 4:03:53 PM] Zoey: (I can surprisingly help with that, and roll my 4 Empathy. ) [1/6/2016 4:04:05 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (...Might be better for Nikki to help YOU) [1/6/2016 4:04:33 PM] Zoey: (...I know right ? XD) [1/6/2016 4:04:43 PM] Zoey: (I rolled a 3,3 and 5,5) [1/6/2016 4:04:52 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (So, +2...shit, that's a 6!) [1/6/2016 4:04:56 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (Any Aspect invokes?) [1/6/2016 4:05:10 PM] Recette: (No, I rolled above par. So I'm happy.) [1/6/2016 4:05:21 PM] Recette: (There is, after all, no such thing as tactical loitering) [1/6/2016 4:05:41 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (Recette, your rolls?) [1/6/2016 4:05:44 PM] Zoey: (Yeh I aint got anything for Loitering either.) [1/6/2016 4:06:44 PM] Zoey: (I mean, we trigger that guy's second aspect with it possibly, right ? ) [1/6/2016 4:06:56 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (Up to you, you get one free tag) [1/6/2016 4:07:03 PM] Recette: I'd say we wait [1/6/2016 4:07:10 PM] Zoey: (Alright. Waiting.) [1/6/2016 4:14:22 PM] Mitchell Anderson: Okay, their loitoring appears to have been a definite success. They've gotten a lot of attention, and a good few twitter/blog
posts. Nikki...isn't sure how to help, but Glenn HAS THIS. Glenn knows how an evil bastard thinks, thanks to the history of Seraphs. Adrian is definitely paying
attention, and they can see what looks like a couple of news people doing a quick checkout of the situation. Probably interns [1/6/2016 4:17:05 PM] Zoey: *Glenn's occassional, shady look around... it musta helped! However, seeing how they were quickly approaching phase two, shi looked over to
Tzauri, after all, nobody could exactly tell what the two might be talking about... if shi keeps it as nonsaying and secretive as possible* "So...Nikki... is it...time
?" [1/6/2016 4:19:23 PM | Edited 4:19:39 PM] Recette: Nikki gives a thumbs up to Glenn, before moving on. They had attention, now all they needed was to move. A whole
bunch of interns couldn't stalk someone at once, so they'd have the time. Nikki nodded, and whispered "Yes, tis time." her voice sounded a bit sinister in tone, in
case someone overheard her. [1/6/2016 4:20:39 PM] Zoey: "Good~" *Shi followed after Nikki. So far, so good...* [1/6/2016 4:22:54 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (Okay. You going to try to lure more with another roll, or skip straight to the next step?) [1/6/2016 4:24:23 PM] Recette: (Ah, I'll lure more then. I presume there's an area aspect now related to the gathering crowd, right?) [1/6/2016 4:24:38 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (Not invokable. You did Social damage to Adrian) [1/6/2016 4:25:26 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (In fact...Defend yourself against the Interns, as they count as Adrian's 'attack'. He's trying to use them to find out info
abotu you all!) [1/6/2016 4:27:29 PM] Recette: (Persuasion is the usual defense here. So is it that, or something else. Nikki's good no matter what though) [1/6/2016 4:31:04 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (That works!0 [1/6/2016 4:32:23 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (Roll both of you!) [1/6/2016 4:33:20 PM] Zoey: (Sorry, distracted for a moment, my persuasion is 3.) [1/6/2016 4:33:42 PM] Zoey: (Woah, 3,4,3,3 ) [1/6/2016 4:33:52 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (Okay, so that's a 3. Nikki?) [1/6/2016 4:34:08 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (Nikki, thanks to your prep with Dima...you CAN use your Aspect on this!) [1/6/2016 4:36:07 PM | Edited 4:36:40 PM] Recette: (I'm going to just roll her base. She's got Persuade 4. I'll invoke if I need the reroll to avoid stress. And then
yeah, I'll invoke) [1/6/2016 4:36:18 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (I meant, you can invoke Tactical Genius(P)) [1/6/2016 4:46:00 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (Okay, Zoey has a 3 on defense, and Nikki gets...?) [1/6/2016 4:48:22 PM] Recette: 6 on defense [1/6/2016 4:50:04 PM] Mitchell Anderson: *You may invoke one Tag, Chikashia...and, Recette, you may invoke one ASPECT) [1/6/2016 4:50:18 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (*Set one tag, and one ASPECT...as they rolled a 0!) [1/6/2016 4:50:43 PM] Mitchell Anderson: The interns are COMPLETLEY INCOMPETANT. It would be a simple matter to plant some ridiculously false intell in their ears... [1/6/2016 4:51:07 PM] Recette: So you want me to make an aspect? [1/6/2016 4:51:33 PM] Zoey: (And I supposedly make a tag now ? For this crowd, or Adrian ? ) [1/6/2016 4:52:10 PM] Mitchell Anderson: Aspect and Tag to put on Adrian, though you may put it on the crowd instead [1/6/2016 4:54:59 PM] Recette: Placing the [Lack of Data] aspect on Adrian, as he's not getting even the least amount of info from Nikki [1/6/2016 4:55:19 PM] Mitchell Anderson: Okay. [1/6/2016 4:58:17 PM] Zoey: (Uhm... tag... any suggestion ? ) [1/6/2016 4:59:07 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (MOm calling, BRB) [1/6/2016 4:59:48 PM] Zoey: (I was gonna suggest we take a little break, as I am struck with a sudden spike of depression. Well, little break, continue tommorrow or
so.) [1/6/2016 5:00:06 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (A blatent lie about glenn?) [1/6/2016 5:00:20 PM] Zoey: (What ?) [1/6/2016 5:10:20 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (A blatnet lie about Glenn as the tag) [1/6/2016 5:10:51 PM] Zoey: (I'll... think of something once I can think in creative ways again. I have to go to sleep anyway. Goodnight you two.) [1/6/2016 5:10:56 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (Aw. Sleep well)
[19.01.2016 23:03:40] Mitch: Okay, when we llast left...Glenn and Nikki were LURKING. And, doing a damn good job of it. But lurking alone isn't the only thing that
will work. [19.01.2016 23:06:54] Recette: Nikki nods and moves forward. Now it was time for her to do the second part of her plan. Nikki had a few 'posters' she made. They all
had 'demonic sigils' on it, which were actually 'Adrian is a racist douchebag' written messily in cursive l33t speak using red markers on black paper, turned upside
down. She didn't need everyone to notice it, just a few people on the internet who could.
[[23.01.2016 21:18:55] Mitch: Okay. NIkki was going to set up the posters, while Glenn ddi...whatever. Adrian has Interns who are investgiating, uisng his Resources,
but they're not doing good. [23.01.2016 21:23:14] Zoey: (I was just gonna add to the picture by loitering more.) [23.01.2016 21:23:30] Mitch: Which means...Both of you roll [23.01.2016 21:23:38] Zoey: (no wait, blocking them.) [23.01.2016 21:23:46] Zoey: (What do I do to block his minions...) [23.01.2016 21:24:29] Zoey: (I know how. 'attempting' to shoo them off, as they are not supposed to be sniffing around! Double use ftw!) [23.01.2016 21:24:44] Mitch: (Good move! So, RP it out, and figure out a stat!) [23.01.2016 21:24:51] Zoey: (Mhhm.) [23.01.2016 21:25:35] Zoey: (I believe this might actually be an endurance roll ? As silly as this may sound.) [23.01.2016 21:26:27] Mitch: (That works!) [23.01.2016 21:26:38] Mitch: (Remember, you can burn FP!) [23.01.2016 21:26:47] Zoey: (If I -actually- wanted to make them go away, I would rather do something in the social category, to convince them there is nothing to
know, that they don't wanna know it/shouldn't dare it, or to threaten/scare them. With endurance however, I may basically attempt to hold them off, but not PUSH them
off like with strength. ) [23.01.2016 21:27:09] Mitch: (Exactly, resisted by WP) [23.01.2016 21:27:10] Zoey: (Anyway, I use a fatepoint for a +2.) [23.01.2016 21:27:20] Mitch: Which aspect do you invoke? [23.01.2016 21:27:42] Zoey: (You mean one of my own, or one of the two we could create ? ) [23.01.2016 21:28:01] Mitch: (One of your own) [23.01.2016 21:29:56] Zoey: (Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii don't have one. Unless we interpret that my character is motivated to succeed because of my Ambition aspect (Become
a great Servant). A servant might be tasked to do something odd or unexpected, but even then he should thrive to do his best!) [23.01.2016 21:30:19] Zoey: (Are those invokable though ? I remember these being more reserved for the GM.) [23.01.2016 21:30:42] Mitch: (You may invoke your ambition for this!) [23.01.2016 21:30:49] Zoey: (Allright! Posting then.) [23.01.2016 21:31:28] Recette: (I think I already rolled for this?) [23.01.2016 21:31:58] Mitch: (Yeah, but I lost your roll.) [23.01.2016 21:33:19 | Edited 21:33:20] Recette: (Okay, I added Psychological Warfare aspect to Nikki's craft roll) [23.01.2016 21:34:50] Zoey: *Adrian's minions appear to have sniffed the bait. Now, Glen had to make sure that they would bite... And to make a reporter bite onto a
story, it has to be as exclusive and secretive as possible! The more excluded others are supposed to be, the more will they want to be in on it. Therefore, Glen does a
little bit of a bigger move to turn towards them, while walking over, stretching both hir arms out to the sides in an attempt to limit their view to Nikki, while
(Atleast looking) As if she was trying to move them away with a very physical message of moving as close as possible, as if about to shove them off* "Hey you're not
part of this!" *However, what they might not be able to tell is that Glen is not using hir full strength... or simply picks them up to carry them off.* [23.01.2016 21:34:52] Zoey: (Rolling) [23.01.2016 21:35:32] Mitch: (Ah. I never actually got your final roll, recette) [23.01.2016 21:35:36] Zoey: (6,2,4,3, a +2 on the roll with the fatepoint, +3 is my endurance stat.) [23.01.2016 21:35:59] Mitch: (+1, -1, +0, +0...so, 5 total!) [23.01.2016 21:36:04] Zoey: (Basically, Glen tries to persist on staying in their way, no matter how they try to go past her to make observations.) [23.01.2016 21:36:18] Zoey: (To stir their interest. MWWWHAHAHA!) [23.01.2016 21:36:25] Recette: (6,6,4,3) [23.01.2016 21:36:31] Zoey: (Aka, block manuver.) [23.01.2016 21:36:33] Mitch: (Holy shit, recette) [23.01.2016 21:36:44] Zoey: (Well, block manuver + holy cow Tzauri ._. ) [23.01.2016 21:37:20] Mitch: The interns are copmletely, utterly blocked, unable to act in any way, shape, or form. That, combined with Nikki's skill at quick and
precise crafting, leaves pretty much the entire campus COVERED in these advertisements. There's no way ANYONE will miss what is to come... [23.01.2016 21:37:31] Mitch: (Recette, add it up...His defense is 'not enough') [23.01.2016 21:37:49] Recette: (She gets a 5) [23.01.2016 21:37:58] Zoey: (We basically remake the walls with posters...xD) [23.01.2016 21:38:55] Zoey: (Unrelated, but Tzauri's comment on Glen's crafting skill of 1 finally gave me a gear-aspect idea.) [23.01.2016 21:39:38] Mitch: At that, it looks like the press element has dissipated...but, Glenn sees one of the interns call Adrian "Get down here...RIGHT NOW.
Something big is going down." [23.01.2016 21:39:45] Zoey: (Might be viable, but is a 'Guide to Butlers and Maids" for Craft possible ? Or would it rather have to be a tool to be usefull ?) [23.01.2016 21:39:54] Mitch: (No, that's DAMn good of an idea!) [23.01.2016 21:40:11] Zoey: (Guess I got my gear aspect down then.) [23.01.2016 21:42:04] Recette: "Show time." Nikki thought, before walking to the campus store to buy a bucket of chalk to set up a psychic circle in. No, she had no
idea what those looked like. She didn't have to, especially since she probably suckered in those Interns big time.
(Nikki rolls Resources 3 to set up the Resource aspect: Bucket of Black Chalk) [23.01.2016 21:42:51] Zoey: "Adrian ? You mean... the adrian ?" *Shi pretends to be surprised, while trying to signalize Nikki of their success. Hopefully she was
capable of reading backhand-wagging* "But we're not done yet!" [23.01.2016 21:44:46] Mitch: Recette has an aspect set up... [23.01.2016 21:44:46] Recette: She nodded "It doesn't matter. We're running out of time." and then she goes to buy the bucket of chalk. They had them suckered in. [23.01.2016 21:45:55] Recette: (What does Glenn do?) [23.01.2016 21:50:28] Zoey: (...what right away ? Uh...Well, they called in Adrian... guy's gonna come, and they gotta hold him here for a while...) [23.01.2016 21:50:58] Mitch: (And they need to set the scene fo the final battle, which involves Dima and her Friends helping with Faust...as Dima offers you "Gamers
and Geeks Unite" as an aspect!) [23.01.2016 21:51:26] Zoey: (...we need to set the scene for the final battle ?) [23.01.2016 21:51:36] Zoey: (What kind of fight is this ?) [23.01.2016 21:52:07] Mitch: (Essentially? You're luring him witha production of Faust, and it goes on from there) [23.01.2016 21:52:31] Zoey: (I guess someone has to go call the nerds in then right ? ) [23.01.2016 21:52:52] Zoey: (I guess I will invoke the Gamers and Geeks unite aspect while Nikki sets up her aspect ? ) [23.01.2016 21:53:15] Mitch: (Save it, as they're already THERE...and you'll ened to use their +2 later!) [23.01.2016 21:58:54 | Edited 21:59:26] Recette: Nikki nodded "Time to call in the rest..." her tone meant to create anticipation... which at the end of the day, would
likely cause them to overshoot and damage themselves further. She'd call and wait for the others in the mean time, once it was time to start the production.
(Nikki makes a social attack with base Persuasion 4. Rolls 5, 5, 2, 6) [23.01.2016 21:59:46] Recette: (Or would that more be better for setting up an aspect?) [23.01.2016 22:00:41] Mitch: (Aspect, sadly.) *The rest of the people, save for Adrian's group and others, have filed in, ready for the play. All that's left is to
give people orders and direction, and set the scene...as Adrian will arrive ANY MOMENT) [23.01.2016 22:01:00 | Edited 22:01:01] Recette: (Very well, I use it to add free invokes to Dima's aspect then) [23.01.2016 22:01:26] Zoey: (Wait now we have to order people ? XD Oh boy.) [23.01.2016 22:03:10] Mitch: Okay. Now, the most important thing. You hgave a good GENERAL plan, but you have to give people orders, and determine NPC actiosn. No
rolls necessary, this is pure scene-setting [23.01.2016 22:03:52] Zoey: (Sounds like the more spread people are, the more ground we can cover, and the harder individuals can be picked out. Or run.) [23.01.2016 22:05:10] Mitch: (More like, "Explain to the GM exaclty, preciesly what you are doing") [23.01.2016 22:08:51] Zoey: (I will grant Recette the first turn. dang I was not prepared for super plan-y stuff...xD Oh well!) [23.01.2016 22:11:58 | Edited 22:12:46] Recette: Nikki smiled "Alright, so anyone mind drawing a fresh 'circle' on stage?" She hands the bucket of chalk to one of the
club members not named Dima, since she didn't need any attention focused on that Balor cult incident "If it's clearly fake, all the better; it'll just make him worse
off if he tries to pursue it. Actually, make it 'convincing' but ultimately fake."
Nikki would then spend time hefting boxes through the stage... really, this was the part she should have given someone else. Stupid dryad muscle loss. Whatever, it
didn't have to be fast. It just had to make the interns think she was up to something. After that, she'd wait for the production to start.
At that point, she'd stand just off stage in the shadows, waving her hands around, trying to keep Adrian's group interested, thinking there was something more about
it. First though, she'd set up a dull red light to shine from behind her the whole time, to make sure they bought it. Oh, and an unused drum she'd slowly bang on, but
not loud enough to make noise over the production. Sinister event in the background; that would be what she was.
(I'll use the Resource aspect in the final rolls) [23.01.2016 22:13:39] Mitch: '*One sets the circle, while another pauses, raising a hand* "So...what exactly are we doing? Just...going through the production of
Faust?" [23.01.2016 22:15:57] Zoey: *Glenn will stick to helping out Nikki. Especially heavy lifting was something Glenn was good at! Shi personally continues to play the role
of the 'one who watches out for the other cultists', to keep the entire ploy believable! Shi also helps others to move, to do atleast SOMETHING. In case anything
unseen was to happen though, shi did instruct the others to spread out and fill out the large space they had as fairly as possible. Just how a dinner table has to look
presentable, there has to be a proper presentation with this cult-set up to satisfy the soon to be fooled Adrian. Bon appetite!* [23.01.2016 22:15:58 | Edited 22:16:17] Recette: Nikki smiled "Yep... Except that would be too easy. I'll stand in the shadows, making them think its something more.
Some sinister background event that will reveal itself in time, possibly to the detriment of the crowd. Let them be the victim of their own imagination." [23.01.2016 22:16:26] Zoey: "Make sure to look all sinister and excited!" [23.01.2016 22:17:54] Zoey: (I think while Nikki rolls ressources, I shall roll... persuasion, to make it harder/impossible for Adrian to figure the fake play out, or
atleast in time. Depends on how good I do now I guess...xD) [23.01.2016 22:18:02] Mitch: (Good move!) [23.01.2016 22:18:17] Mitch: (Wait one bit for the persuasion roll) [23.01.2016 22:18:45] Zoey: (Okay.) [23.01.2016 22:19:51] Mitch: *And, as the crowd comes in...the play begins. And...wow. There's a LOT of people! This play is clearly popular, witha ton of people
interested...and other news crowds. There aren't just students. There's a loto f older looking people...Looks like Adrian made preperations too. He's called his people
here, friends from the news station...and more) [23.01.2016 22:21:25] Zoey: (Now to think of it. I wonder how hilarious it would be if we were to disguise this entire show not just as show, but as real looking but
then also deceived theatre play...Double troll.) [23.01.2016 22:21:57] Zoey: (But I think that would be something Adrian could cleverly pull out as a way to promote it.) [23.01.2016 22:22:35] Recette: Nikki goes through her routine. In the shadow, a red light would shine behind her in her cloak, as she slowly beat the drum, though not
even the front row would hear it. [23.01.2016 22:22:43] Mitch: Looks like Adrian is ready...and it's time for the show to begin [23.01.2016 22:25:41] Mitch: First step...Adrian stands back, and invokes his free Tag of his people! He's going to make a Knowledge roll to see just how 'real' this
is...and...4 6s! [23.01.2016 22:25:46] Mitch: Roll(4d6)+0: 6,5,6,6,+0 Total:23 [23.01.2016 22:25:53] Zoey: () [23.01.2016 22:26:05] Zoey: (WHAT THE FUCK) [23.01.2016 22:26:19] Mitch: (This counts as a Social attack...as he can point out you were trying to slander and manipulate him!) [23.01.2016 22:26:29] Recette: (... 23 though?) [23.01.2016 22:26:46] Mitch: (Nope That's the copy paste. It's actually just a 3+4+2) [23.01.2016 22:26:52] Zoey: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua1wQM9lZBs&index=2 *Appropriate music starts* [23.01.2016 22:27:07 | Edited 22:27:10] Recette: (Alright, let's see. What are his aspects we know again?) [23.01.2016 22:27:18] Mitch: Defining Aspect: Icon of Local Reporting Ambition Aspect: To Be the Heart and Soul of the Town Background Aspect: Been on TV as Long as Anyone Can Remember Conviction Aspect: I Set the Standards Disadvantage Aspect: Conservatively Judgmental [23.01.2016 22:27:28] Zoey: (Also, which HP-bar do we use ?) [23.01.2016 22:27:31] Mitch: (One of the two of you, may attept to figure out another!) [23.01.2016 22:27:33] Mitch: (Social!) [23.01.2016 22:27:55] Zoey: (My social stress track is 5, so... ) [23.01.2016 22:28:10] Zoey: (So I guess 3, 4 and 2 of those are filled ? ) [23.01.2016 22:28:25] Mitch: (nope. You ddin't Defend yet...or counter) [23.01.2016 22:28:26] Recette: (I invoke his Ambition Aspect against him to force him to reroll, as if this is a real thing, it will make him big. The issue is that he
WANTS to believe its real, which causes him to miss several details.) [23.01.2016 22:28:32] Zoey: (Ah... I see) [23.01.2016 22:28:46] Mitch: (Recette, due to time passing, you WILL have to spend an FP on it!) [23.01.2016 22:28:55] Recette: (Fair) [23.01.2016 22:29:03] Mitch: (And, a +3+2) [23.01.2016 22:29:40 | Edited 22:29:50] Recette: (Eh, at least it's less than it was. That's 3 base +2, right?) [23.01.2016 22:29:59] Mitch: (Hai! Now, defense rolls?) [23.01.2016 22:30:53] Recette: (Can I invoke Nikki maternal beauty aspect on 'Who are you going to believe?') [23.01.2016 22:31:21] Mitch: (Yes you can!) [23.01.2016 22:32:11 | Edited 22:32:18] Recette: (Very well, Nikki invokes Maternal Beauty for Base 6, rolls a -1, so she ties for defense) [23.01.2016 22:32:13] Zoey: (I guess what Glen could try is Passes as Girl or Boy, in order to show that this gathering MUST have something weird about it ? That is
silly... but we only need one to defend, right ? )) [23.01.2016 22:32:55] Mitch: (That would work! Just remember you have to spend FP, and the goal is to get > 5 [23.01.2016 22:33:00] Zoey: (I mean... weird people point towards weird events ? ) [23.01.2016 22:33:04] Zoey: (Ayup...) [23.01.2016 22:33:12] Zoey: (I think I only have 2FP right ? ) [23.01.2016 22:33:21] Zoey: (Meaning I have 1, soon to be zero.) [23.01.2016 22:35:09] Zoey: (Okay this is a little odd... Adrian makes a -social- attack. But this does not affect US, in terms of Nikki, or Glen, but our -play- being
real or not. So if I say I do not guard this, does Glen as character take damage, or is that damage to our play ?) [23.01.2016 22:39:30] Mitch: (Basically, what he's doing is spreading rumors about your play, and usign THAT to impein your character) [23.01.2016 22:39:44] Mitch: (Similarly, you're trying to lure him into making a direct, and VERY embarassing confrontation with you) [23.01.2016 22:40:07] Zoey: (Ah. Oh well, FP!) [23.01.2016 22:40:51] Zoey: (5,3,1,6, 3+2 on the stat.) [23.01.2016 22:41:02] Zoey: (I think that's a 7.) [23.01.2016 22:41:21] Mitch: (6, actually. Recette?) [23.01.2016 22:41:33] Recette: (Yeah, you rolled a 1 as well) [23.01.2016 22:41:48] Zoey: (Oh! Right!) [23.01.2016 22:47:13] Recette: What she was doing took little brainpower, allowing her to think of possible responses to anything Adrian might throw at them. Who
knows, she might even think of some for Glenn while she's at it.
(Nikki rolls Reasoning 4 and Invokes Tactical Genius to set up the aspect: Already Thinking of Responses for Base 6. Rolls 3, 3, 2, 3 for a total of 5. Tell me if she
gets spin.) [23.01.2016 22:47:44] Mitch: (Hold on, you never defended against the duel socila attack!) [23.01.2016 22:48:23] Zoey: (How do you defend ? ) [23.01.2016 22:48:25] Recette: [3:29:54 PM] Mitchell Anderson: Hai! Now, defense rolls?) [3:30:49 PM] Recette: (Can I invoke Nikki maternal beauty aspect on 'Who are you going to believe?') [3:31:17 PM] Mitchell Anderson: (Yes you can!) [3:32:06 PM | Edited 3:32:17 PM] Recette: (Very well, Nikki invokes Maternal Beauty for Base 6, rolls a -1, so she ties for defense) [23.01.2016 22:48:36] Mitch: (oh. Sorry.) [23.01.2016 22:48:40] Zoey: (Yeah I sorta thought that was us doing that.) [23.01.2016 22:48:44] Mitch: (You defend by rolling a stat) [23.01.2016 22:48:52] Recette: (Usually Persuasion, according to the rules) [23.01.2016 22:49:02] Zoey: (wow, that's what I did...xD) [23.01.2016 22:49:02] Mitch: (I'll allow just about anything, in this case) [23.01.2016 22:49:06] Zoey: (I'm good.) [23.01.2016 22:49:14] Mitch: (Anyway...Okay, Recette's attack works,w ith spin!) [23.01.2016 22:49:21] Mitch: (Zoey, Glenn going to make an Attack!) [23.01.2016 22:49:46] Recette: (I was setting up an aspect, actually) [23.01.2016 22:50:08 | Edited 22:50:11] Recette: (Adrian gets a boost against Nikki next round since she tied with him last round) [23.01.2016 22:50:13] Zoey: (I don't think I have anything smart in this situation to attack with...xD) [23.01.2016 22:51:20] Mitch: (Aspect set up) (Well, for the secene...Adrian is lurking in the back of the crowd, trying to stay out of the way and whisper in people's
ears, a camera crew and such at the ready) [23.01.2016 22:52:37] Zoey: (Issue is I got no aspect of mine to throw at him, or FP left...xD) [23.01.2016 22:53:24] Zoey: (I would have to spend a FP to play against one of his aspects after all, if I remember correctly.) [23.01.2016 22:53:46] Recette: (What's his base?) [23.01.2016 22:54:49] Mitch: (Depending? +2 or +3) [23.01.2016 22:55:02] Zoey: (Snrks... using his conservatively judgmental aspect, to point him out as Racist against non-humans. After all he claims we're fake! Must
be because we're no humans!) [23.01.2016 22:55:21] Zoey: (Just a joke.) [23.01.2016 22:55:56] Recette: (Where's Glenn anyways?) [23.01.2016 22:56:15] Zoey: (With the others ? ) [23.01.2016 22:56:51] Zoey: (They set up there. Last Glen was moving around to help people prepare. So she could potentially be wherever. Probably back where Nikki is
in case she has to tell her something *shrug* ) [23.01.2016 22:57:13] Mitch: (Remember, rounds are not six second' so you can wander around stage and back-stage) [23.01.2016 22:58:07] Zoey: (I find it intriguind that in this social standoff, the position of our characters are important o.o) [23.01.2016 22:59:13] Mitch: (Exactly. They aren't. You canwander pretty much anywhere...but it IS importnat...as he can't talk directly to you guys, right NOW) [23.01.2016 23:06:08] Mitch: (Okay...shall I skip to Adrian's next attack?) [23.01.2016 23:07:11] Recette: (Zoey, is Glenn going to do anything. It could simply be glaring at Adrian, honestly.) [23.01.2016 23:19:55] Mitch: Zoey Facewaffled, sadly [24.01.2016 03:01:18] Zoey: Indeed. Back though [24.01.2016 03:02:20] Recette: Yay! [24.01.2016 03:02:37] Mitch: So...Glenn's turn? [24.01.2016 03:02:58] Zoey: goddamnit... [24.01.2016 03:03:53] Zoey: (As I said earlier, I do not think I can properly attack him, so I might aswell just skip the turn I think xD) [24.01.2016 03:04:00] Mitch: (Okay.) [24.01.2016 03:04:08] Mitch: (You may Delay your turn) [24.01.2016 03:04:19] Zoey: (Then that @_@ ) [24.01.2016 03:05:37] Mitch: And then Adrian...begins to sneak his way around, trying to slip backstage. A few people move to stop him, but he flashes them a bit of
green, and he moves on... [24.01.2016 03:08:14] Zoey: (Maybe that is something to stop in a more touchy way...xD) [24.01.2016 03:16:17] Recette: And then... Nikki is still watching the crowds, though she might realize someone is no longer present there. (Nikki attempts to set up the aspect: Adrian is On the Move, rolling Perception 2. Rolls 6, 4, 5, 2. Total roll is 3) [24.01.2016 03:16:38] Mitch: Aspect is set up [24.01.2016 03:18:34] Zoey: (hm... ) [24.01.2016 03:23:37] Zoey: (fuck am I just clueless...xD) [24.01.2016 03:23:54] Mitch: (Well, Adrian is physically moving...maybe if someone could stop him, distract him, or something?) [24.01.2016 03:24:13] Zoey: (Stop him... allright. Strength ?) [24.01.2016 03:24:20] Recette: (Eh, Nikki is rolling to notice he's gone in the first place) [24.01.2016 03:24:27] Mitch: (Nikki knows he's gone!) [24.01.2016 03:25:41] Zoey: *Glen's response is rather simple, as Adrian soon has a wall of Maid/butler disguised as cultmember in front of him. One who does not hold
back with hir strength THIS time. She does make sure not to hurt him though.* [24.01.2016 03:26:29] Zoey: (4,1,6,5, with a 4 base!) [24.01.2016 03:27:08] Recette: (Can Adrian see Nikki from his current position?) [24.01.2016 03:27:17] Mitch: (Yes to both...and Adrian is now VERY restrained) [24.01.2016 03:27:33] Mitch: Adrian looks at Glenn "You...do not want to do that." [24.01.2016 03:28:29] Zoey: Glenn "And I don't know if you want to trespass. This is not your building." [24.01.2016 03:29:54] Mitch: "As a reporter, I am allowed to go where I please, ESPECIALLY if there are rumors of cultist activity." (Glenn, make a perception check) [24.01.2016 03:30:00] Mitch: (Or Empathy check) [24.01.2016 03:30:48] Zoey: (6,3,4,4, my base Empathy is 4.) [24.01.2016 03:31:47] Mitch: *You Suceed with Spin on adding two aspects, one invoke, to adrian. Technically Tresspassing, and INCREDIBLY PISSED OFF) [24.01.2016 03:32:23] Zoey: "That's what they like one to believe." [24.01.2016 03:37:49] Recette: ... And now it was starting to pay off. Adrian had wandered backstage, where he would now see it was a mundane production. Let the games
Nikki attempted to look like she had her pants down, figuratively speaking. She froze for a moment, as if she wasn't expecting it, and turned around "Wait, what the?"
Nikki turned around and looked at him "The fuck are you smoking? Of fucking course there's going to be 'infernal' looking stuff. It's only a play of 'Faust'."
Seeing he was gone ahead of time had given her some time to prepare her little line to some extent too...
(Nikki attacks with Persuade 4, and invokes the 'Adrian is On the Move' aspect she set up for a +2 for base 6. Since forcing Adrian to show up all along was part of
the plan, she also invokes Tactical Genius for a further +2 for base 8. Nikki rolls 6, 4, 5, 2 for a total of +1, thus giving her a roll of 9) [24.01.2016 03:44:18] Zoey: (RIP.) [24.01.2016 03:48:38] Mitch: Adrian glares at her.. "You...mean to tell me, this WHOLE thing...was to lure me here...to a PLAY...To do what? Ruin my reputation?" He
stays just out of view, addressing her without showing his face past the stage "Just because I don't find your 'little club' something to support? It's not going to be
that easy..." (Adrian gains a +2 from Well-Known. A +1 from "Favored Rival" social outcsat. +3 base. +0 on the roll. So, he just throws in 1FP. He's an ICON OF LOCAL
REPORTING, and he since he has FINGER ON THE LOCAL PULSE(P)...that's another +2...+10 defense!) [24.01.2016 03:50:11] Mitch: (Oh, and WP check. You're PLAYING WITH THE BIG BOYS NOW. +6 Manuever, for free!) [24.01.2016 03:50:32] Mitch: (Good news: He can only use those tricks once...mostly) [24.01.2016 03:53:52] Zoey: (Oh god. 2,3,3,3 on willpower, I stand on a 2 base...xD) [24.01.2016 03:54:20] Mitch: (Glenn is now hit with the aspect) [24.01.2016 03:55:20] Zoey: (Arg! What is this +6 manuver for ?) [24.01.2016 03:55:48] Mitch: (It's to give you the aspect PLAYING WITH THE BIG BOYS, so he can invoke it later!. Nikki, defense roll?) [24.01.2016 03:56:00] Zoey: (Ah!) [24.01.2016 03:57:23] Recette: (Can Nikki invoke Maternal Beauty here?) [24.01.2016 03:57:52] Mitch: (Sadly, no. Not against Adrian directly) [24.01.2016 03:58:09] Recette: (Also, how does invoking for effect work?) [24.01.2016 03:58:10] Zoey: (Reporters are hardly phased by looks.) [24.01.2016 03:58:27] Mitch: (You spend an FP, and you can have 'something happen') [24.01.2016 03:59:04] Mitch: (Example: You invoke "Gamers and Geeks", and it just so happens some of your friends were nearby!...AKA...You know fights with John Woo
ALWAYS have doves? It's an INvoke for Effect) [24.01.2016 04:02:53 | Edited 04:03:01] Recette: "Wait, what?" Nikki asked. She was... kinda pretty. There was no way she could be treated like a social outcast.
(Nikki invokes her Maternal Beauty persistent aspect to Nullify Favored Rival: Social Outcast against her, because there's no way someone as pretty as Nikki would be
consider that. She also rolls Persuade 4. Rolls 6, 4, 5, 2.) [24.01.2016 04:03:09] Mitch: (...I'll actually give you the counter-invoke) [24.01.2016 04:03:47] Mitch: (You make it by 1!) [24.01.2016 04:05:41] Recette: (Is it my turn?) [24.01.2016 04:05:47] Mitch: (Nope. He has to make his actual ATTACK) [24.01.2016 04:05:57] Zoey: (.__. ) [24.01.2016 04:06:44] Mitch: Adrian glares at NIkki. "I will sue you for assault, unless you have your helper unhand me right now. I have the resources, I have the
friends, and this suit is QUITE expensiv.e" [24.01.2016 04:07:18] Recette: (What did he roll against her?) [24.01.2016 04:07:21] Mitch: (GImme a sec) [24.01.2016 04:08:25] Recette: (Hey, is Alexis still an active character?) [24.01.2016 04:08:32] Mitch: (Persuasion +3 base, +2 roll, invoking I have my People for free, invoking Excellent Wardrobe, for a +4...that leaves him with +9) [24.01.2016 04:08:35] Mitch: (And YES! yes she is!) [24.01.2016 04:13:57 | Edited 04:15:35] Recette: Nikki calmly fishes something out of her pocket, and tells him "... Funny, I thought people from the press knew of
those little people called bouncers. Okay, she's not a pro, but still." she told her "Furthermore, WE have a helluva lawyer."
She then hands him a copy of Alexis's business card.
(Nikki defends with Persuade 4. She invokes Alexis's Stone-Eyed Attorney to give a +2 to herself. She also uses a Free Invoke of invoke Technically Tresspassing for a
further +2, for a total base of 8. Rolls a 6, 4, 5, 2 for a total of 9) [24.01.2016 04:21:42] Mitch: Adrian is equalized "You know...If you weren't in this stupid club, I'd almost want to hire you..." [24.01.2016 04:21:55] Mitch: (Let's let Glenn take an action, then NIkki) [24.01.2016 04:25:12] Zoey: (Hm...well he is aware our game is a fake...) [24.01.2016 04:25:22] Zoey: (Eh, I break his neck. GG.) [24.01.2016 04:25:48] Mitch: (Glares) [24.01.2016 04:25:57] Zoey: (XD) [24.01.2016 04:26:11] Mitch: (*take 1000 social damage, do not pass go, do not collect $200 ) [24.01.2016 04:26:32] Zoey: (Standard strategy my friend and I use in the Higurashi boardgame. Just kill everyone. It works wonders.) [24.01.2016 04:26:48] Zoey: (I think the DM is supposed to kill the npcs though not us...) [24.01.2016 04:27:39] Zoey: (Anyway... let's see... boy what am I even supposed to do to him... x..x ) [24.01.2016 04:27:59] Zoey: (Hm...too bad we got nobody with a camera around) [24.01.2016 04:28:02 | Edited 04:28:06] Recette: (Actually, could you hold your action Zoey? I have a plan.) [24.01.2016 04:28:07] Zoey: (Sure.) [24.01.2016 04:36:27] Recette: Nikki realizes that she might have trouble beating him in a contest of social strength. He's... a lot more established than her. At the
same time, she then realizes the old saying 'Power is not just the power you have, but what they think you have'. She also didn't have to ruin him... she could very
much just settle for making him think he did, sheepishly walking out with his tail between his legs, and staying the hell away from the Meta Club.
Nikki analyzes his behavior. At any rate, she believes that he's probably determined. But... let's see... was he more determined than he was popular.
(Nikki rolls Empathy 2, invoking her Psychological Warfare aspect for +2 to make an Assessment of Adrian. She wishes to compare his Popularity, and what his
Determination score would be if she were to try to bluff him she could hurt him socially instead (ie. If she were to attack his Mental stress track instead). Possibly
with a general assessment of her odds of success in each. She rolls 5, 6, 2, 1, giving her a 0, giving her a total of 4 for her assessment) [24.01.2016 04:37:58] Mitch: (mental stress would have been a bit easier...but he's ALREADY kinda focused, plus there's the fact that he's been damaging his socials
tanding this whole time! She's not sure about much more, though...) [24.01.2016 04:38:45] Recette: (Alright. Now it's Glenn's turn.) [24.01.2016 04:39:50] Zoey: (So in other words, mental damage he is weak against ?) [24.01.2016 04:40:11] Recette: (But apparently it would be harder to change tracks now.) [24.01.2016 04:40:18] Zoey: (Ah.) [24.01.2016 04:40:51] Zoey: (Oh well, in that case...) [24.01.2016 04:41:14] Zoey: (Give me a moment to cough out my lungs please) [24.01.2016 04:42:14] Zoey: (Allright... now...) [24.01.2016 04:43:10] Mitch: (he has 4 mental stress, 6 social stress) [24.01.2016 04:47:21] Zoey: *Glen proceeds to borrow a camera from a fellow nerdsman, before proceeding to hold it over to Adrian in his shady position behind the
stage!* "But what makes our club stupid ? It appears so interesting to you, you even -trespass- and threaten a student performing her duty to get her into trouble. Is a story
worth being so rough ? Especially against the youth ? You appear much more...invested in this scene here!" *Glen pretends as if she was a reporter... obviously, in a
fairly mocking way, while she is pushing the camera back and forth closely to Adrian. Let's see just HOW close to a tandrum he is..." *I shall invoke his REALLY PISSED
aspect.* [24.01.2016 04:47:44] Zoey: (What stat do I roll for that one ?) [24.01.2016 04:47:50] Mitch: (Persuasion) [24.01.2016 04:47:56] Zoey: (Alright!) [24.01.2016 04:48:21] Zoey: (oh! 5,4,6,5. And a 3 base Persuasion.) [24.01.2016 04:48:27] Zoey: (So a 5 on this.) [24.01.2016 04:49:12] Zoey: "A renowned reporter goes up against kids... scandalous!" [24.01.2016 04:49:51] Recette: (Huh? That would be a total of 8) [24.01.2016 04:50:17] Mitch: (YEah...3 base, 3 on rolls, and +2 Really Pissed) [24.01.2016 04:50:46] Zoey: (...Oh!) [24.01.2016 04:51:03] Zoey: (Yeah maybe I should leave math to other people when I'm drugged...) [24.01.2016 04:54:22] Mitch: Adrian...glares at the camera, but he is REALLY Pissed...but HE SETS THE STANDARDS and he will POUND THE NAIL THAT STICKS OUT "Because you
aren't jus t'kids'. Most of you aren't even HUMAN. Your races have lived for, how many years? Some of you are demons. Heretics. Beings that are an abomination to God.
Most of you come from some other dimension. And I strongly doubt they're sending their best and brightest. Many of you likely have masters in that other dimension. You
don't think like humans. There's no way to tell the good ones, from the bad ones. Many of you have powers that are DANGEROUS to people, and we're just supposed to
ignore it? Some of you, have to drink human blood just to live. And we're supposed to think you deserve a pat on the back, welfare stamps, and everything?" [24.01.2016 04:54:26] Mitch: (TBC) [24.01.2016 04:57:40] Mitch: "You all didn't fight for this country. You all didn't work your arse off to see this country, this TOWN, come to greatness. I've lived
here since I was a child. I've built my restaurant from the ground up. People CARE about me, and I care about them. I've spent my whole life learning about the people
of this town. How they think, how they feel. And you want to just come in and impose YOUR will on us, and take over this melting pot? I've seen your type before. Real
Americans fight for their country. They don't demand rights, they EARN them. And that's why I support them. I support people who contribute. I support he Army. I
support the Marines. I support the businesses that create jobs. Not people like Psyche, who come in with money based on who knows where and try to take over. Those
demons you aid? I looked into things. The only money they have, is that which they stole from their ancestors." [24.01.2016 04:59:43] Mitch: (+0, +3 persuasion, +4 from his stuff...he takes 1 social damage) [24.01.2016 04:59:53] Mitch: (He's almost done, guys) [24.01.2016 05:00:30] Zoey: (I have yet another attack in the ready...xD9 [24.01.2016 05:00:58] Mitch: (He's not making an attack, due to sheer exhaustion from that.) [24.01.2016 05:02:57] Zoey: (but I can probably attack...) [24.01.2016 05:03:23] Mitch: (Recette first) [24.01.2016 05:03:46] Recette: (What Consequences has he taken?) [24.01.2016 05:04:01] Mitch: (At present, none. But he's only got 2 social stress left) [24.01.2016 05:04:13] Mitch: (It's likely he'll leave when Consequences start, or try) [24.01.2016 05:17:50] Recette: "So, are you aware of the military base the next town over? Good, patriotic folk. They say they're good at instilling good American
values in their kids. Discipline. Patriotism. It's a good, Christian community. Mostly Baptists, some Methodists, and a few Catholics. I would know, I'm the daughter
of one of its brass in that town." Nikki glared, her voice seething with rage and offense "You know, I'm in the University's ROTC program. Like father, like daughter,
as they say. I grew up in this country. I started learning to fight early. Oh, and I happen to be a dryad. Fun fact: anyone can learn psychic powers, especially the
ones best for fighting. Except Dryads. I don't even use that other dangerous thing that anyone can use... what do they call them... guns. Not that I have a problem
with them; folks have a right to defend themselves. I just use a sharped piece of metal and good old fashioned thinking two steps ahead of the other guy."
Nikki glared "Let me put it this way. I am an American. I study hard. I plan on fighting hard. And despite being immortal, I know very well there's a damn good chance
of me winding up dying 10 years from now from being shot in the face if I go through with it. I'm going through with it anyways."
(Nikki rolls Persuade 4. I have a helluva aspect or two I could invoke... if I still had Fate points. I roll 5, 1, 4, 6, for a total of 6. Add in whatever you think my
Leverage is for WR if I'd hit.) [24.01.2016 05:20:48] Mitch: He staggers back, his hypocrisy laid bare "...You're....you're a Military Brat. then...why are you helping these people. They....they
aren't like us. They aren't Americans. So...why do you help The Enemy?" He's...honeslty confused. He...cant' seem to comprehend the idea "Good, Christian communities
are the people I want to PROTECT. So...why..." [24.01.2016 05:23:50 | Edited 05:28:46] Zoey: *Glenn crosses hir arms* "I don't come from any other place but this country myself. I was born here, or rather, build,
by others. And even if I might still be very young, I have lived in this country for all my life aswell. So where would you want to shove me off to ?" [24.01.2016 05:32:04] Mitch: He...doesn't seem to know. He's...rethinking his life [24.01.2016 05:36:13 | Edited 05:36:22] Recette: Nikki sighed "Right. I know a succubus who just wants to watch anime and read girly manga. I know a girl about the
size of a ball that wants to be a superheroine. Even a Jurougumo who just wants to play video games."
She sighs "We don't have the power to reshape the world. Your average elected official on city council here has more power than any of us do."
She smiled "Besides, the few idiots who'd use their powers to rob banks? That's when we exercise the power of the Second Amendment."
(No Roll. Nikki is trying to convince him to concede in RP) [24.01.2016 05:37:37] Zoey: *Glen nods simply* "And I am always glad to be of help showing ill mannered people...manners." [24.01.2016 05:38:30] Mitch: "So. What. All the bad things I heard about Okinawans, about Chinese Ninja Criminals, about dark connections to the meta club...it's
all...lies? I'm supposed to think that all these creatures of myth, everything that's come from human's nightmares, that demons from hell...are just people who want to
help?" [24.01.2016 05:41:46 | Edited 05:41:49] Zoey: "Maybe not all of them are nice people... but hey, are all humans kind people ? I think not. But it wouldn't be a
solution to shun all of humanity either right ? Maybe you should..." *Glen rubs her chin in thought* "Just broaden your view ? Instead of going on an all out war
against all of us...take your time to see who of us are worth keeping around, and whom you should focus your fire at. As you said it yourself, some species have been
around for a while...what would make them inherently evil by default ?" [24.01.2016 05:49:13] Mitch: (Recette first) [24.01.2016 05:49:38] Zoey: (Mhhm.) [24.01.2016 05:51:48] Recette: "Well, the ninja's actually pretty nice. She lost her father, and is hiding out here ninjas who want to hurt her." Nikki reported
"Cybernetics, yes. She doesn't have any psychic powers I know of though."
She continued thinking "Well, I hold a difference between the demons of hell and the demons of yomi. Yomi demons can be pretty nice; heck, the one I know's a pacifist.
The Devil and his ilk, the ones that betrayed capital G God, are obviously another story. Two different cases, same name. They're just both called demons. Just like
lower case-g gods aren't basically omnipotent."
She smiled "But yeah. We kept it under wraps until we thought humanity could accept us. I mean, think of the progress everyone made with culture. Hundreds of years
ago, the wrong religious beliefs could get you killed. Nowadays, Christian get along well. Women's rights, racial equality. But things slip through. Those things get
remembered. Some of the ones not with the programs weren't pleasant. Ones that did often tried to maintain the masquerade to defend themselves and their families." [24.01.2016 05:59:12] Mitch: "You...still use 'us' to refer to the supernatural." He leans back against something, looking up and thinking8 "It makes me wonder. When
it comes down to "us' and 'them'...well, do we really want soemone who's going to think of all of humanity as the 'them'." He speaks softly, not with anger. It' snot
some huge thing that he bases his entire reason on. It's a worry, that keeps him up at night [24.01.2016 06:09:37] Recette: Nikki nodded "And if you were talking about reporters, you'd use 'us' too. Making groups of 'us' and 'them'. It's practically a hallmark
skill of being a sapient species. Geeks and jocks. Blue collar and white collar. Both major parties do a damn good job of playing those divisions. The counterbalance
is... there's a lot different us and them. Like I said, I'm a military brat. Military and civvie's a well know us and them." [24.01.2016 06:12:26] Mitch: "Yeah, but...no. You're right. Just about ANY Us and Them can get pretty...heated. I read Orson Scott Card's Empire." <Bit of a break, continued...> [24.01.2016 20:15:36] Mitch: "Yeah, but...no. You're right. Just about ANY Us and Them can get pretty...heated. I read Orson Scott Card's Empire." [24.01.2016 20:21:48] Zoey: *Sadly...Glen has no idea what that could be! However, she was wondering how they were gonna proceed now... if he was having a change of
heart... there was no point in ruining him right ?* [24.01.2016 20:31:51] Recette: This was... defense. Nikki wasn't going to go after him any harder than she had to. If he was aggressive, he'd just keep coming back. He
"Yeah. Of course, some us and them aren't very relevant. Trumping up 'us and them' makes things worse. The difference between Channeling and mundane martial arts? I'm
no expert there, but probably countless years of necessary secrecy. Thing is, there'll always be those bits of culture that differ. But then those us and them just
become cultural heritage. Culture, and probably those little political points politicians insist on picking." [24.01.2016 20:34:47] Recette: Nikki smiled "Maybe I got a bit off topic. Those divisions are relevant only so far as they lead to animosity." [24.01.2016 20:37:23] Mitch: "I suppose. The danger is what happens when the animosity hits..." [24.01.2016 20:39:25] Zoey: *Glen nods* [24.01.2016 20:44:37] Recette: Nikki replied "Always is, huh? People are people though. Probably same as usual. We're not all military trained; sure, people with a
special trick up their sleeves will learn to control it. But I'd say worst comes to worst, a riot. Powers give the potential for destruction, but all weapons do." [24.01.2016 20:45:48] Zoey: "I... am a student. With a clear career path in mind." [24.01.2016 20:46:56] Mitch: "Yeah...and what do we do when the riots hit?" [24.01.2016 20:48:33] Recette: Nikki answered quickly here "The same as with any riot where you presume some individuals may have concealed weapons." [24.01.2016 20:52:43] Mitch: "No, I mean...what happens to Normal/Meta relations when those riots hit? I mean, see, well, pretty much any of the incidents with Burma,
the Japanese Detainment Camps in WW2, the whole thing with Communist Infiiltraitors in the Cold war. Not to mention some of the racial stuff. How can we tell friend
from foe? how can the average citizen be SAFE when that hits...and, it's likely inevitable..." He starts to get his thing back...but then stops. "Then again, it'll be
your dad stopping them, right?" [24.01.2016 21:02:39] Recette: "They recover. It is more like the racial stuff. That's one of the things that America is good at: if things boil over, people look back
and try to figure out how we got there." Nikki mentioned "If necessary, he will, yes. But if you want to look at how things are likely to play out, probably like any
ethnic group conflicts in America play out." [24.01.2016 21:03:13] Mitch: "....Which tends to involve people, including innocent people, dying." [24.01.2016 21:04:28] Zoey: "Why is our particular school considered so important on a policitical scale..." [24.01.2016 21:04:54] Mitch: "I have no idea....at the least? I consider it important because I live here. Lived here 60 years." [24.01.2016 21:11:35] Recette: Nikki nodded "It's tragic when that happens. That's the worst case scenario. People... people can act irrationally. But like I said,
it's a tragedy. If someone kills another person, whether it was a riot or not, then the book should be thrown at them. The core thing is that we want to avoid those
riots." [24.01.2016 21:12:57] Mitch: "Do you really think you can? Many of these are inevitable. The people who cause these...dont' think like normal people. THey just want
power, and they manipulate the foolish to do it." [24.01.2016 21:13:54] Zoey: "The more help we get, the more likely it becomes" *Shi says with a simple shrug* [24.01.2016 21:17:05] Recette: Nikki nodded "Always the bad apple on the tree. There's always a demagogue who will exploit divisions for their own power. Every group
has them, not just us." [24.01.2016 21:17:32] Mitch: "So, why not make sure you're ready for the demagouges, to tkae them down HARD, then pretend you can stop them from ever happening?" [24.01.2016 21:20:21] Recette: Nikki smiled "Actually, taking down the demagogues is your job. They're the kind of people who usually have some dirty laundry in their
closet." [24.01.2016 21:22:14] Mitch: "Well, that's what I'm doing....or, trying to take down that which I see as a danger." [24.01.2016 21:25:16] Recette: "And that gets down to how things are done. Why did you think this was necessarily danger?" [24.01.2016 21:27:59] Mitch: "You'r ea collection of people with power beyond human norms, no oversight, often making up outcasts, with an unknown goal and mysterious
backers. Kinda rings alarm bells." [24.01.2016 21:32:31] Zoey: "And because of said worry, we have to take care of the badguys by default, otherwise we are an evil agenda ?" [24.01.2016 21:33:17] Recette: Nikki nods to Glenn "Right, we're a college club. Those of us with combat powers aren't any more dangerous the a well-trained gunman.
Me? I heal a little faster, pretty much impossible to get me sick, and that's all I've got that's a power; aside from that, I just have my wits and skills to work
with." [24.01.2016 21:36:11 | Edited 21:38:52] Zoey: "I still find it a bit much that just because we do happen to be different, we have to proof ourselves to you...You
didn't try to proof yourself to us either. And to put the responsibility of what usually falls to trained boarder defense personnel to us... I just find it a bit much
to ask, and nonetheless we DO do that...Getting off our backs should be the least that one could do for us." [24.01.2016 21:36:53] Mitch: "It's not a matter of 'taking out the bad guys'...it's amatter of proving you aren't the bad guys YOURSELVES..." He rubs his forehead "But
you don't seem to be..." [24.01.2016 21:37:31] Zoey: "I am...glad you see that." [24.01.2016 21:37:57] Zoey: "Means I can get out of these ridiculous clothes and put on something proper again..." [24.01.2016 21:39:06] Recette: Nikki nods "And why must we prove it? A gun is like a power in what it can do; however, you don't have to prove that you're not a bad
guy. Barring insanity, if you can't get a gun legally, it's because you've proven that you are a bad guy." [24.01.2016 21:39:35] Mitch: "Benefit of the doubt, huh?" [24.01.2016 21:40:06] Recette: Nikki nodded. [24.01.2016 21:41:08] Recette: "And remember. The ability to use powers with any degree of effectiveness requires training." [24.01.2016 21:41:43] Mitch: "Which is what the Meta Club and the new college classes offer....Though, I suppose they offer 'control' as welll? When not to shoot?" [24.01.2016 21:43:17] Recette: (Okay, OOC, I'm not 100% what every special class being offered is). [24.01.2016 21:43:56] Mitch: (Pretty much...yeah) [24.01.2016 21:45:13] Recette: (?) [24.01.2016 21:45:31] Mitch: (It teaches c ontrol, power safety, etc) [24.01.2016 21:45:47] Recette: Nikki nodded. [24.01.2016 21:54:00] Mitch: "Okay...I suppose I'll stop going after the Meta Club." [24.01.2016 22:00:16] Zoey: Glenn "Well looks like we could bring this to an end without any major disasters for any party involved...splendid!" [24.01.2016 22:00:50] Recette: Nikki nodded "Indeed." [24.01.2016 22:01:17] Mitch: "Well...I'lm going to head back, okay? Hope...the rest of the play goes well, okay?" [24.01.2016 22:02:59] Recette: Nikki nodded "Okay." [24.01.2016 22:03:32] Mitch: And, Adrian leaves. Looks like the mission is accomplished... [24.01.2016 22:03:59] Recette: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3suGfhnT2Sg [24.01.2016 22:04:54] Mitch: So...what to do now...OH HEY! The play looksl ike a success! [24.01.2016 22:05:20] Zoey: *Glenn grins, while patting hir hands off*