Bloody Mary

Dec 14 23:32:16 <Pemander> "I think I must have been seven or eight, and it was my first time ever having a sleep-over with some friends from school."
Dec 14 23:34:02 <Pemander> "We did all the typical stuff - you know, ate pizza, drank a bunch of soda, played board games…"
Dec 14 23:34:27 <Pemander> "Eventually someone gets the idea to play Truth or Dare, so we start doing that."
Dec 14 23:34:34 <Sequence> "Oh dear."
Dec 14 23:35:10 <Ragazzo> Sleeps pays rapt attention.
Dec 14 23:36:09 <Pemander> "Everything was pretty innocent at the start. Mostly Truth, 'have you ever kissed a boy', yadda yadda."
Dec 14 23:36:32 <Ragazzo> Sleeps butts in. "Have you?"
Dec 14 23:36:38 <Pemander> "…yes?"
Dec 14 23:36:42 <Ragazzo> "Ok."
Dec 14 23:36:46 <Ragazzo> "Go on."
Dec 14 23:37:08 <Tom90deg> Zoe sighs.
Dec 14 23:37:16 <Pemander> "Right. So anyway, my friends get progressively more daring as the game goes on."
Dec 14 23:37:50 <Pemander> "It comes to be my turn, and I get what I think is the greatest Dare ever. I tell the person sitting next to me, 'I dare you to summon Bloody Mary'."
Dec 14 23:38:39 <Pemander> "I forget what the actual process was. Something about walking up the stairs backwards with a hand mirror?"
Dec 14 23:39:55 <Pemander> "The girl I dared wasn't going to chicken out in front of everyone, so she agrees and starts going up the stairs."
Dec 14 23:40:13 <Tom90deg> "Looking into a mirror in a darkened bathroom and saying her name a bunch of times was how I heard it."
Dec 14 23:40:29 <Pemander> "Really? That's definitely not the way we did it."
Dec 14 23:41:13 <Sequence> "Huh."
Dec 14 23:41:26 <Ragazzo> 4df+4 Silly occult check. Sleeps hrms.
Dec 14 23:41:27 <CROM> Ragazzo: Silly occult check. Sleeps hrms.: 4 (4df+4=-, +, -, +)
Dec 14 23:41:37 <Ragazzo> It was for nothing.
Dec 14 23:41:44 <Ragazzo> Sleeps' palyer just wanted to roll.
Dec 14 23:42:20 <Ragazzo> Sleeps nods.
Dec 14 23:42:25 <Ragazzo> "I've heard both…"
Dec 14 23:42:45 <Pemander> "Weird. Moving on."
Dec 14 23:43:06 <Pemander> "Everyone is watching this girl go up the stairs and laughing, having a grand old time. 'Cause it's just a joke, you know?"
Dec 14 23:43:31 <Tom90deg> "Right."
Dec 14 23:43:32 <Pemander> "Or at least it was until about three-fourths of the way up the staircase she screams like hell, throws the mirror, and runs back down."
Dec 14 23:44:07 <Pemander> "Gets to the bottom, and is just completely fucking inconsolable. Bawling her eyes out."
Dec 14 23:44:29 <Sequence> "Jeez…"
Dec 14 23:44:32 <Ragazzo> Sleeps eyes widen.
Dec 14 23:44:33 <Pemander> "Everyone is freaked out and not sure what to do about it. I didn't want to wake up my parents 'cause I thought we'd get in trouble."
Dec 14 23:44:34 <Tom90deg> "Man…What happened?"
Dec 14 23:44:54 <Ragazzo> "Did she…see bloody mary?"
Dec 14 23:45:00 <Ragazzo> He's super absorbed.
Dec 14 23:45:06 <Pemander> "The girl said she saw something terrible in the mirror. She didn't know /what/ it was."
Dec 14 23:45:13 <Pemander> "Didn't look human."
Dec 14 23:45:39 <Tom90deg> "Hm…That is something that happens…." Zoe's voice is slightly higher piitched and anyone can tell she's a bit nervous.
Dec 14 23:45:57 <Heiden> A chill wind blows.
Dec 14 23:45:59 <Tom90deg> "You look in a dark mirror for a while, and you start to distort your own face, something yur brain naturally does."
Dec 14 23:46:01 <Sequence> Ariel shivers and reaches for a blanket.
Dec 14 23:46:06 <Ragazzo> Sleeps shivers, looking around.
Dec 14 23:46:15 <Pemander> "Naturally, at this point-" Arianna shivers, "-we're all way too scared to sleep."
Dec 14 23:46:19 <Ragazzo> He clutches his electric blanket to him.
Dec 14 23:46:23 <Tom90deg> "The Bloody Mary thing is just a kinda…distractor, so you're not looking…."
Dec 14 23:46:27 <Tom90deg> "And I imagine so…"
Dec 14 23:46:30 <Sequence> Ariel pulls a plain blanket around her-
Dec 14 23:46:34 <Sequence> fuck you zoe
Dec 14 23:46:47 <Pemander> "Everyone huddled up on the sleeping bags in the middle of the basement (we were in the basement at the time) and just watched the walls."
Dec 14 23:46:49 <Heiden> The wind's gusting, now, causing the flame to flare up.
Dec 14 23:47:07 <Ragazzo> Sleeps coils up, shrinking from the wind.
Dec 14 23:47:14 <Sequence> "Where's that wind coming from?"
Dec 14 23:47:15 <Pemander> Arianna's story seems to be picking up speed. She tells it with renewed vigor. "This is when the weird shit started to go down."
Dec 14 23:47:37 <Tom90deg> "Oh no…"
Dec 14 23:47:44 <Pemander> "The whole place got darker than it should have been. We had three lights on, but we could barely see each other."
Dec 14 23:47:54 <Ragazzo> "W-was it…"
Dec 14 23:47:55 <Pemander> "And the shadows, oh god. The shadows."
Dec 14 23:48:01 <Pemander> "They just…weren't right."
Dec 14 23:48:18 <Sequence> Ariel shivers again, scooting closer to Sleeps' warm electric blanket.
Dec 14 23:48:28 <Pemander> "It was like they were dancing around us."
Dec 14 23:48:36 <Pemander> "Reaching. Trying to pull us in."
Dec 14 23:48:44 <Ragazzo> Sleeps tongue flickers outm and he gratefully squeezes it around them both, too scared now to care.
Dec 14 23:49:00 <Tom90deg> Zoe's coin is out and glittering as she spins and walks it across her fingers.
Dec 14 23:49:02 <Heiden> With the gusting of the wind, the shadows do seem to be almost, well, dancing.
Dec 14 23:49:06 <Pemander> "Then, quietly at first, chanting."
Dec 14 23:49:15 <Pemander> "Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary…"
Dec 14 23:49:19 <Sequence> Ariel nearly yelps as he pulls the blanket around her, but once she realizes it's only him, she scoots closer, gratefully.
Dec 14 23:49:22 <Pemander> "Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary…"
Dec 14 23:49:43 <Ragazzo> Sleeps coils loosely around Ariel, shivering some still.
Dec 14 23:49:49 <Heiden> |bloody, bloody mary|
Dec 14 23:49:54 <Sequence> She hunches her shoulders, leaning nervously into Sleeps.
Dec 14 23:49:56 <Pemander> "It got louder, and the shadows got closer. /Bloody Mary/, /Bloody Mary/."
Dec 14 23:50:14 <Heiden> The wind can -almost- be understood… or maybe it's just you being paranoid.
Dec 14 23:50:27 <Ragazzo> "….g-guys…" Sleeps blinks. And looks really freaked out.
Dec 14 23:50:30 <Pemander> "The darkness kept reaching. Clawing at us."
Dec 14 23:50:33 <Ragazzo> He hugs Ariel.
Dec 14 23:50:34 <Sequence> "Oh gosh…" Ariel moans quietly, distressed.
Dec 14 23:50:35 <Pemander> "Grabbing at our feet."
Dec 14 23:50:37 <Sequence> She hugs Sleeps.
Dec 14 23:50:39 <Tom90deg> "That's…horrific."
Dec 14 23:50:47 <Pemander> "The chanting grew louder. BLOODY MARY…BLOODY MARY."
Dec 14 23:51:18 <Heiden> The wind suddenly dies down to nothing.
Dec 14 23:51:27 <Pemander> "And then…everything stopped."
Dec 14 23:51:36 <Heiden> Including the fire.
Dec 14 23:51:36 <Sequence> Ariel whimpers.
Dec 14 23:51:43 <Heiden> It is pitch dark.
Dec 14 23:51:44 <Pemander> "Absolute…quiet."
Dec 14 23:51:52 <Ragazzo> Sleeps clings to the merwoman, tongue flckering nigh constantly out.
Dec 14 23:52:06 <Tom90deg> Zoe slaps her pocket and pulls out her flashlight, clicking it on.
Dec 14 23:52:11 <Pemander> Arianna looks at all the others.
Dec 14 23:52:12 <Sequence> Ariel's lure bobs softly in the darkness, guys.
Dec 14 23:52:23 <Heiden> |you summoned me, children?|
Dec 14 23:52:31 <Sequence> A dim, ghostly light that spreads shadows across your faces.
Dec 14 23:52:36 <Sequence> "Oh god." She mumbles.
Dec 14 23:53:05 <Tom90deg> "bloody buggering hell."
Dec 14 23:53:12 <Heiden> … /something/ is standing at the edge of the woods. It's tall - gangling, even, easily eight feet tall, and even though you can't make out the features of its face, you /know/ that it's leering at you.
Dec 14 23:53:13 <Ragazzo> "Nononononono." Sleeps cringes, staring about fearfully.
Dec 14 23:53:27 <Pemander> "Oh, what are you all freaking out about?"
Dec 14 23:53:30 <Pemander> "It's just a story."
Dec 14 23:53:35 <Tom90deg> "That."
Dec 14 23:53:46 <Tom90deg> Zoe is looking over at the something.
Dec 14 23:53:47 <Pemander> "What?"
Dec 14 23:53:47 <Sequence> "Arianna, look behind you." Ariel whispers, terrified.
Dec 14 23:53:52 <Pemander> Arianna turns around.
Dec 14 23:53:57 <Heiden> The thing isn't moving. Just watching.
Dec 14 23:54:10 <Pemander> Her eyes narrow. "That's just a tree or something."
Dec 14 23:54:16 <Ragazzo> 4df+6 Tagging devotion, sleeps racks his brains for prayers and/or other methods of dismissing malovelent beings you invited
Dec 14 23:54:17 <CROM> Ragazzo: Tagging devotion, sleeps racks his brains for prayers and/or other methods of dismissing malovelent beings you invited: 7 (4df+6=-, 0, +, +)
Dec 14 23:54:21 <Tom90deg> "Hope springs eternal."
Dec 14 23:54:22 <Ragazzo> (occult)
Dec 14 23:54:54 <Sequence> Ariel whimpers and clings to Sleeps' soft underbelly. Please let that not be Bloody Mary.
Dec 14 23:55:35 <Heiden> |oh, even stories have some small truths in them, child|
Dec 14 23:55:42 <Heiden> |come|
Dec 14 23:55:43 <Heiden> |walk with me|
Dec 14 23:55:50 <Pemander> "No way…" Ari whispers.
Dec 14 23:56:24 <Tom90deg> Zoe Points her flashlight down, not wanting to lighten up the thing in the trees.
Dec 14 23:56:38 <Tom90deg> "We'll be staying right here."
Dec 14 23:56:38 <Ragazzo> Sleeps shakes his head. "Nononono! Stay still!"
Dec 14 23:56:54 <Sequence> "Um, no thank you, um, Miss Mary."
Dec 14 23:57:03 <Ragazzo> "Does anyone have salt?" He hisses. "O-or something!"
Dec 14 23:57:09 <Tom90deg> "No."
Dec 14 23:57:13 <Heiden> |tell me, then, children|
Dec 14 23:57:20 <Heiden> |why did you summon me|
Dec 14 23:57:20 <Pemander> "No salt."
Dec 14 23:57:27 <Ragazzo> Sleeps begins rooting through ariel's pockets for her knife. "I need your knife, n-now!" He whispers!
Dec 14 23:57:38 <Heiden> |in this place where the ways between worlds are so thin|
Dec 14 23:57:43 <Sequence> Ariel hands him her knife.
Dec 14 23:57:49 <Heiden> |and your entreaties could be heard|
Dec 14 23:58:01 <Pemander> "…shit."
Dec 14 23:58:13 <Heiden> |do you crave a boon, is that it|
Dec 14 23:58:15 <Tom90deg> "It was an accident…" zoe says, knowing that's a rather weak excuse.
Dec 14 23:58:18 <Heiden> |or do you offer sacrifice|
Dec 14 23:58:27 <Ragazzo> Sleeps cuts a health gash into his thumb, and begins scraping a complicated circles of runes around them, tugging everyone close together with his tail while he does. He's freaking the FUCK out.
Dec 14 23:58:38 <Ragazzo> *healthy
Dec 14 23:58:39 <Heiden> The /thing/ begins striding forward.
Dec 14 23:58:44 <Tom90deg> "Sleeps, What are you doing?"
Dec 14 23:58:49 <Ragazzo> "Shut up!"
Dec 14 23:58:50 <Sequence> "Uh, uh, no thank you, no thank you, Miss Mary!"
Dec 14 23:59:08 <Heiden> Its shambling gait only further illustrates its utterly alien nature, and its voice rises to a shriek.
Dec 14 23:59:11 <Tom90deg> "Um…Boon! We…don't want to sacrifice anything, or anyone."
Dec 14 23:59:23 <Ragazzo> "Shut *up* Zoe."
Dec 14 23:59:24 <Heiden> |did you summon me here to INSULT me, child-god?|
Dec 14 23:59:33 <Heiden> |LOOK AT ME|
Dec 14 23:59:40 <Heiden> 4df+6 Speak to the Soul (Sleeps)
Dec 14 23:59:40 <CROM> Heiden: Speak to the Soul (Sleeps): 6 (4df+6=+, 0, 0, -)
Dec 14 23:59:48 <Heiden> Mental Defense.
Dec 15 00:00:17 <Pemander> "Oh man, oh man."
Dec 15 00:00:24 <Pemander> Arianna is starting to get pretty scared.
Dec 15 00:00:31 <Ragazzo> 4df+5 Devotion tag. "Nonononono! Please leave, jsut go, please!" He bends his head, trying to continue, a prayer filling his thoughts.
Dec 15 00:00:31 <CROM> Ragazzo: Devotion tag. "Nonononono! Please leave, jsut go, please!" He bends his head, trying to continue, a prayer filling his thoughts.: 5 (4df+5=-, 0, 0, +)
Dec 15 00:00:36 <Heiden> The flames in the stove reignite. Green, now.
Dec 15 00:01:43 <Heiden> Sleeps' head is forced up and he locks eyes with the creature.
Dec 15 00:02:45 <Tom90deg> Zoe looks at the group, trying to figure out what to do
Dec 15 00:03:17 <Sequence> Ariel's lure glows a bit brighter.
Dec 15 00:03:23 * Scantron is now known as Scanchores
Dec 15 00:03:58 <Ragazzo> Sleeps cringes stopping, and coils tightly around himself, frantically mumbling a prayer, only breaking his gaze froms hers if he can.
Dec 15 00:03:58 <Heiden> The creature breaks eye contact with Sleeps and he is released. |one of you wished a boon?|
Dec 15 00:04:52 <Tom90deg> "Um…."
Dec 15 00:05:37 <Heiden> Mary's flesh appears to run like wax in the eerie glow of the fire as her body reshapes itself - into that of a kindly-looking elderly woman.
Dec 15 00:05:45 <Heiden> "Speak, child."
Dec 15 00:05:54 * Light (||thgiL) has joined #afteraction
Dec 15 00:05:58 <Heiden> "I appear to those looking to summon monsters as a monster."
Dec 15 00:05:59 <Sequence> Ariel squeaks softly, scared out of her mind.
Dec 15 00:06:07 <Tom90deg> Zoe looks at everyone else. "Um….May I have a moment to confer with my friends?"
Dec 15 00:07:06 <Ragazzo> Sleeps is crying.
Dec 15 00:07:34 <Sequence> Ariel looks over at him and tries to pat his tears away, eyes wide with shock.
Dec 15 00:07:34 <Heiden> "Well, certainly, you can talk to them."
Dec 15 00:08:02 <Tom90deg> Zoe gives a curtisy. "Thank you Ma'am." and then turns to
Dec 15 00:08:14 <Tom90deg> her friends. "Um…guys? Thoughts?"
Dec 15 00:08:34 <Sequence> She takes a deep, gulping breath. "I, I don't know, I really, I just- I just don't know."
Dec 15 00:08:51 <Ragazzo> "Makeitgomakeitgomakeitgo"
Dec 15 00:09:10 <Tom90deg> "Shhh, sleeps. She'll go soon."
Dec 15 00:09:42 <Pemander> "I don't like it."
Dec 15 00:10:11 <Tom90deg> "What are we supposed to do? Say no thank you? What should we ask for? Maybe ask her what others have asked for?"
Dec 15 00:10:15 <Pemander> "Seems /highly/ suspicious."
Dec 15 00:10:20 <Pemander> "She ruined my story, too."
Dec 15 00:10:33 <Tom90deg> Zoe sighs. "I think that was the last thing on her mind."
Dec 15 00:10:45 <Ragazzo> "Don't take anything!" He whispers intently, seeming to calm down some.
Dec 15 00:11:20 <Sequence> Ariel sways gently, letting her lure bob in front of Sleeps' face. "Shh, it's okay, it's okay."
Dec 15 00:11:27 <Tom90deg> "OK, I'll ask her to leave us in peace….Agreed?"
Dec 15 00:11:56 <Pemander> "Guess so…I don't know anything about this stuff."
Dec 15 00:12:00 <Ragazzo> He pushes the lure away far too panicked for that still! "Yes! Now!" He whispers!
Dec 15 00:13:16 <Tom90deg> Zoe nods, and turns back to the figure. "Ma'am? We can not think of anything we would ask of you that would be worth your time, and so, we would offer our apologies for summoning you to this place,and request that you leave us in peace."
Dec 15 00:14:27 <Heiden> Mary looks so terribly disappointed. "It is so awfully nice here, though. And I did go to so much trouble to come here."
Dec 15 00:14:33 <Heiden> "What would I get in return?"
Dec 15 00:15:13 <Tom90deg> Zoe looks back at the group, questioning.
Dec 15 00:15:41 <Pemander> "Want..a deck of cards?"
Dec 15 00:16:32 <Tom90deg> Zoe sighs. "I…We are not sure what would be worth your trouble Ma'am."
Dec 15 00:16:52 <Heiden> "Oh, no, that won't do. How about one of you takes a walk with me?"
Dec 15 00:17:07 <Ragazzo> "Nonononono."
Dec 15 00:17:11 <Heiden> "I'll bring you back to your friends before they go on their merry way, I promise."
Dec 15 00:17:40 <Tom90deg> "Right…One moment please Ma'am."
Dec 15 00:17:57 <Heiden> Perception check.
Dec 15 00:18:02 <Tom90deg> Zoe leands back in. "Any thoughts? If she tries anything…I can probaly get away and hide…probaly."
Dec 15 00:18:07 <Ragazzo> 4df+2 Durrrr
Dec 15 00:18:08 <Tom90deg> 4df+2 see?
Dec 15 00:18:08 <CROM> Ragazzo: Durrrr: 5 (4df+2=+, 0, +, +)
Dec 15 00:18:09 <CROM> Tom90deg: see?: 5 (4df+2=+, +, +, 0)
Dec 15 00:18:37 <Heiden> Mary's still smiling, but that grin keeps spreading wider and wider. She's got far more teeth than she should.
Dec 15 00:18:42 <Heiden> Also.
Dec 15 00:18:44 <Ragazzo> "You /cant/ hide. It doesnt even really use her eyes…"
Dec 15 00:18:47 <Heiden> Scene Aspect gained: Unholy.
Dec 15 00:18:55 <Ragazzo> He cringes.
Dec 15 00:19:08 <Ragazzo> Sleeps writhes, deeply uncomfortable.
Dec 15 00:19:19 <Pemander> 4df+4 hargp
Dec 15 00:19:20 <CROM> Pemander: hargp: 5 (4df+4=0, +, +, -)
Dec 15 00:19:43 <Tom90deg> "I'll go…Unless someone things they may have a better chance."
Dec 15 00:20:07 <Pemander> "No way. If you go, I'm going too."
Dec 15 00:20:09 <Sequence> 4df+2 fuckery I'm late
Dec 15 00:20:09 <CROM> Sequence: fuckery I'm late: 2 (4df+2=-, +, +, -)
Dec 15 00:20:13 <Ragazzo> "Nnnn…"
Dec 15 00:20:17 <Ragazzo> "No!"
Dec 15 00:20:21 <Ragazzo> "Noooo."
Dec 15 00:20:28 <Tom90deg> Zoe nods. "Right. Don't worry Sleeps. We'll be back before you know it."
Dec 15 00:20:35 <Sequence> "Shh, Vasuki, calm down. Zoe, don't!"
Dec 15 00:20:46 <Sequence> Spending an AP for upcoming persuasion rolls.
Dec 15 00:21:11 <Tom90deg> "Don't worry Ariel. I've had parts of souls wispering in my head for a while now. We'll be ok."
Dec 15 00:21:59 <Tom90deg> Zoe looks at Ari.
Dec 15 00:22:03 <Ragazzo> Sleeps fervently recites a prayer, pulling zoe over, and tries to anoint her forehead with blood, and bless her. Any rolls wanted heiden?
Dec 15 00:22:12 <Pemander> "Yeah, I was actually just trying to seem brave. I'm not coming with you."
Dec 15 00:22:21 <Pemander> "Good luck, though!"
Dec 15 00:22:32 <Sequence> Ariel looks horrified at Arianna.
Dec 15 00:22:33 <Tom90deg> Zoe smirks, and lets out a little laugh. "Of course."
Dec 15 00:22:44 <Sequence> "I'll go, Zoe."
Dec 15 00:22:47 <Tom90deg> Zoe allows Sleeps to do whatever he does.
Dec 15 00:22:51 <Heiden> Uh, yeah. Give me an occult, DC 5.
Dec 15 00:23:04 <Tom90deg> "Are you sure Ariel?"
Dec 15 00:23:06 <Ragazzo> 4df+4 Occult
Dec 15 00:23:07 <CROM> Ragazzo: Occult: 6 (4df+4=0, +, 0, +)
Dec 15 00:23:20 * Scanchores is now known as Scantron
Dec 15 00:23:42 <Ragazzo> "No!"
Dec 15 00:23:45 <Ragazzo> "Nononono!"
Dec 15 00:24:10 <Ragazzo> "Stay!" He whimpers, the phrase lashing out at ariel, but also zoe. he wants /no/ /body/ going.
Dec 15 00:24:29 <Tom90deg> Zoe sighs. "What else can we do?"
Dec 15 00:24:33 <Heiden> Mary extends her hand.
Dec 15 00:24:43 <Heiden> "Come, child. Walk an old lady home."
Dec 15 00:25:40 <Pemander> "Uh…just wanna mention.."
Dec 15 00:25:49 <Pemander> "That light in the woods might be, like, souls. Or something."
Dec 15 00:26:04 <Tom90deg> "Great…Just great."
Dec 15 00:27:12 <Ragazzo> "Zoe please, don't…" He whispers, frantically repeating the anointing on her feet.
Dec 15 00:27:14 <Tom90deg> "I'm waiting for other plans…" Zoe hisses. "Do not think I want to do this."
Dec 15 00:27:14 <Pemander> Arianna goes for the pizza box.
Dec 15 00:27:22 <Pemander> She opens it up, hoping for a /really/ salty pizza.
Dec 15 00:27:30 <Pemander> Ari is really in the mood for some salt.
Dec 15 00:27:46 <Sequence> Ariel stands frozen, her light /ready/ for a /persuasion/ attempt.
Dec 15 00:27:48 <Heiden> Mary is holding her hand out.
Dec 15 00:27:49 <Heiden> And waiting.
Dec 15 00:28:12 <Heiden> The darkness seems to creep in close to the flickering, green fire.
Dec 15 00:28:23 <Tom90deg> "Time is running out."
Dec 15 00:28:48 <Ragazzo> Sleeps stares terrified al laround him, having finished, and jsut stares at zoe. "B-be careful…"
Dec 15 00:28:52 <Heiden> Perception, please, DC 3.
Dec 15 00:28:59 <Tom90deg> 4df+2
Dec 15 00:28:59 <CROM> Tom90deg: 5 (4df+2=+, +, 0, +)
Dec 15 00:29:04 <Ragazzo> 4df+2 ruh roh
Dec 15 00:29:05 <CROM> Ragazzo: ruh roh: 3 (4df+2=+, +, -, 0)
Dec 15 00:29:14 <Sequence> 4df+2 god help us
Dec 15 00:29:15 <CROM> Sequence: god help us: 3 (4df+2=-, +, +, 0)
Dec 15 00:29:25 <Heiden> The plants around the fire are withering and dying. You can't see out much further than that.
Dec 15 00:29:49 <Ragazzo> "Go zoe, please…it'll only get worse…please…" His voice is choked, and coarse.
Dec 15 00:30:05 <Tom90deg> "Ariel…you coming?"
Dec 15 00:30:22 <Heiden> Scene Aspect lost: Unholy.
Dec 15 00:30:22 <Ragazzo> He clings to ariel.
Dec 15 00:30:27 <Ragazzo> "No!"
Dec 15 00:30:39 <Heiden> Scene Aspect gained: Damned Ground.
Dec 15 00:30:41 <Sequence> Ariel nods, slowly, her lure bobbing gently. She does her best to untangle Sleeps from her. "Vasuki, someone has to…"
Dec 15 00:30:52 <Tom90deg> "Thank you Ariel."
Dec 15 00:31:07 <Ragazzo> Sleeps clings /impossibly tight, and lets out a fearful hiss. "No! You aren't ready! Zoe please!"
Dec 15 00:31:09 <Pemander> Arianna starts laying salty pizza in front of the door and on the windowsills.
Dec 15 00:31:14 <Heiden> Scene Aspect gained: Embassy of the Outer Court
Dec 15 00:31:44 <Tom90deg> "We don't have time Sleeps! I don't want to go by myself, but if i have to to keep everyone safe…"
Dec 15 00:31:52 <Sequence> Ariel huffs as the breath is squeezed out of her, and she struggles against his coils.
Dec 15 00:32:02 <Pemander> "Shit, shit, fuck, shit."
Dec 15 00:32:03 <Ragazzo> "Now! Right! Now!"
Dec 15 00:32:23 <Ragazzo> Sleeps refuses to let ariel go with zoe unless a roll happens
Dec 15 00:32:31 <Sequence> 4df+2 athletics.
Dec 15 00:32:32 <CROM> Sequence: athletics.: 5 (4df+2=+, +, 0, +)
Dec 15 00:32:33 <Ragazzo> 4df+4 Occult
Dec 15 00:32:33 <CROM> Ragazzo: Occult: 5 (4df+4=0, 0, +, 0)
Dec 15 00:32:43 <Ragazzo> 4df+3 Holding Ariel
Dec 15 00:32:43 <CROM> Ragazzo: Holding Ariel: 2 (4df+3=-, +, 0, -)
Dec 15 00:32:59 <Ragazzo> She escapes, sleeps is sobbing, and clutching at her desperately.
Dec 15 00:33:17 <Sequence> Ariel struggles out of his grip and steps back towards Zoe, eyes shining bright. "Vasuki…"
Dec 15 00:33:22 <Ragazzo> His head snaps around.
Dec 15 00:33:23 <Tom90deg> Zoe takes Ariel's hand. "Ready?"
Dec 15 00:33:48 <Sequence> Ariel takes Zoe's hand. "No." Her fingers are shaking uncontrollably.
Dec 15 00:33:53 <Ragazzo> He dives at the fire, armored white scaly hands digging into it, and scraping loose all the logs, trying to pummel it out.
Dec 15 00:33:57 <Pemander> "Guys, don't leave. Just, don't."
Dec 15 00:33:59 <Tom90deg> Zoe gives her a weak grin. "Me either."
Dec 15 00:34:02 <Pemander> "You're gonna fucking die."
Dec 15 00:34:14 <Heiden> Physical Defense, Sleeps.
Dec 15 00:34:15 <Ragazzo> "Run!"
Dec 15 00:34:16 <Pemander> "There's salty pizza everywhere. We're fine!"
Dec 15 00:34:16 <Sequence> "Vasuki, what are you-"
Dec 15 00:34:16 <Heiden> DC 4.
Dec 15 00:34:35 <Ragazzo> 4df+5 Taggign consecration, new tough body.
Dec 15 00:34:36 <CROM> Ragazzo: Taggign consecration, new tough body.: 3 (4df+5=+, -, -, -)
Dec 15 00:34:46 <Maddy> Wow.
Dec 15 00:35:10 <Sequence> :(
Dec 15 00:35:10 <Heiden> You succeed in extinguishing the fire. Take 1 body damage and you gain an aspect which I'll write up shortly.
Dec 15 00:35:33 <Pemander> "…what the hell?"
Dec 15 00:35:42 <Pemander> Arianna is staring at Sleeps.
Dec 15 00:35:42 <Heiden> The area is pitch black, now. Mary hisses long and low. "You've one last chance to come with me, child…"
Dec 15 00:35:49 <Sequence> Ariel rushes towards Vasuki and pulls him away from the fire.
Dec 15 00:35:58 <Tom90deg> Zoe grips Ariel's hand tight. "Right. We're coming."
Dec 15 00:36:12 <Sequence> "No, just wait- Vasuki needs help-"
Dec 15 00:36:15 <Heiden> Mary -grabs- Zoe's other hand - the grip is painfully tight.
Dec 15 00:36:19 <Heiden> And she starts off.
Dec 15 00:36:26 <Tom90deg> "Bugger me."
Dec 15 00:36:28 <Heiden> Athletics check to resist if you're Zoe, Ariel can just let go.
Dec 15 00:36:34 <Sequence> Ariel tugs and struggles to hold Zoe where she is.
Dec 15 00:36:45 <Sequence> 4df+2 Athletics maneuver to help Zoe?
Dec 15 00:36:45 <CROM> Sequence: Athletics maneuver to help Zoe?: 3 (4df+2=0, +, 0, 0)
Dec 15 00:36:50 <Tom90deg> "Ariel let go! I don't want to hurt you!"
Dec 15 00:37:58 <Ragazzo> "We need to go! Now! Right now!"
Dec 15 00:38:19 <Ragazzo> Sleeps has coiled ithgtly up ni a corner and resumed sobbing.
Dec 15 00:38:22 <Heiden> Maneuver successful, Aspect gained: Stand Your Ground. One free tap to it for Zoe if she tries to resist Bloody Mary's pull.
Dec 15 00:38:26 <Tom90deg> 4df+3 Ath check
Dec 15 00:38:26 <CROM> Tom90deg: Ath check: 6 (4df+3=+, +, 0, +)
Dec 15 00:38:38 <Heiden> Neeeeed to know what you're doing with that check.
Dec 15 00:39:35 <Sequence> you asked for a chek from zoe to resist
Dec 15 00:41:10 <Tom90deg> Zoe stands still, pulling against MAry, just pulling back, stareing at Mary. "Mary, Mary, quite contrary. You wish one of us to go, promice we'll be returned safe?""
Dec 15 00:41:36 <Pemander> Arianna is sitting in a corner, as far away from Mary as possible. "I'm not gonna die here. Nope, not gonna die."
Dec 15 00:41:44 <Heiden> Mary's arm melts.
Dec 15 00:42:07 <Heiden> The rest of her body begins to flow as if it were liquid again, shaping back into that gangling monstrosity.
Dec 15 00:42:32 <Heiden> "My patience has |rUN OUT, CHILD|
Dec 15 00:42:35 <Tom90deg> "Then lead on Mary. I am not scared of you. I fear worse things."
Dec 15 00:43:02 <Heiden> 4df+7 Ambassadorial Invitation
Dec 15 00:43:02 <CROM> Heiden: Ambassadorial Invitation: 6 (4df+7=0, -, 0, 0)
Dec 15 00:43:23 <Heiden> Mary swipes with a claw and a tear in space rips open in front of them.
Dec 15 00:43:42 <Ragazzo> Sleeps gapes.
Dec 15 00:43:52 <Pemander> "What."
Dec 15 00:43:54 <Heiden> |we come, master|
Dec 15 00:44:06 <Tom90deg> "Do you keep your word Mary?"
Dec 15 00:44:12 <Heiden> 4df+8 athletics, grabbing Zoe and pulling her through
Dec 15 00:44:12 <CROM> Heiden: athletics, grabbing Zoe and pulling her through: 9 (4df+8=-, +, +, 0)
Dec 15 00:44:16 <Ragazzo> His tail lashes out finally, and in a split second desicion he tries to break ariel's grip on zoe. He has given up hope for zoe.
Dec 15 00:44:25 <Ragazzo> 4df+3 Please based god
Dec 15 00:44:26 <CROM> Ragazzo: Please based god: 3 (4df+3=+, 0, -, 0)
Dec 15 00:44:35 <Ragazzo> (athletic)
Dec 15 00:48:07 <Tom90deg> 4df+5 Tagging Stand your ground
Dec 15 00:48:08 <CROM> Tom90deg: Tagging Stand your ground: 7 (4df+5=+, +, 0, 0)
Dec 15 00:49:23 <Sequence> 4df+2 noo
Dec 15 00:49:23 <CROM> Sequence: noo: 2 (4df+2=+, 0, 0, -)
Dec 15 00:49:39 <Ragazzo> She's knocked from zoe.
Dec 15 00:49:44 <Sequence> Ariel's grip on Zoe's hand is broken.
Dec 15 00:49:50 <Pemander> Arianna watches in horror.
Dec 15 00:49:51 <Heiden> Aaaaaand -yoink-.
Dec 15 00:50:52 <Ragazzo> Sleeps doesn't look.
Dec 15 00:51:08 <Sequence> Ariel watches, eyes glistening but not tearing.
Dec 15 00:52:52 <Heiden> The shimmering portal seals just behind them as Zoe is pulled through.
Dec 15 00:53:38 <Pemander> "I don't understand anything that just happened," whispers Arianna.
Dec 15 00:53:48 <Ragazzo> "She'sgone!"
Dec 15 00:53:53 <Ragazzo> "We need to go!"
Dec 15 00:53:55 <Ragazzo> "Now!"
Dec 15 00:53:58 <Ragazzo> "Right away!"
Dec 15 00:54:23 <Pemander> Ari looks around. Is it still all dark and messed up?
Dec 15 00:54:28 <Echo> Evans walks out onto the porch of the bar and exhales, watching his breath condense and dissipate before zipping up a black leather jacket.
Dec 15 00:54:29 <Sequence> She stares at where the portal was and turns to Sleeps. "Where? Where do we need to go! She's gone! And you /made her/ !"
Dec 15 00:55:46 <Ragazzo> Sleeps is sobbing loudly, in between words and sentences. "NO! I TIRED! I TRIED! BUT WE HAVE TO GO NOW!"
Dec 15 00:55:48 <Echo> He reaches into the left pocket and removes a pack of cigarettes taken from Elle, shakes one out, and lights it.
Dec 15 00:55:53 <Ragazzo> *Tried
Dec 15 00:56:20 <Sequence> Ariel screams back, "WHERE!"
Dec 15 00:56:21 <Ragazzo> "W-we can't ever be here again! No one should ever be here again…"
Dec 15 00:56:31 <Ragazzo> He's scrambling ni the dakr for his belongings, and rushes out.