Dammit, Colmes

Jan 13 23:03:47 <TroyL> Ragazzo: Roll MDef to avoid transforming into Colmes.
Jan 13 23:03:56 <Tom90deg> Susan is in the lobby
Jan 13 23:04:34 <Ragazzo> 4df+3 m. def
Jan 13 23:04:34 <CROM> Ragazzo: m. def: 4 (4df+3=+, -, 0, +)
Jan 13 23:05:52 <TroyL> Ragazzo: For the next twenty minutes, you are detective Colmes. I will give you an In-Game bonus plot (with a favorable outcome) if you do this awesome.
Jan 13 23:07:00 <Pemander> Arianna walks back into the lobby.
Jan 13 23:07:18 <Tom90deg> Susan gives Arianna a wave.
Jan 13 23:07:22 <Tom90deg> "Hello Arianna."
Jan 13 23:07:27 <Pemander> Arianna takes the wave and puts it in her pocket.
Jan 13 23:07:31 <Pemander> She will eat it later.
Jan 13 23:08:50 <Ragazzo> Great Detective Colmes lifts his head, his slumber, which was indeedly deeply efficiacious, still no match at all for the dashing, daring, devilish senses he posseses. The mere sound of Arianna's entrance stirs him, and he springs to his feet in a sprightly manner.
Jan 13 23:09:09 <Tom90deg> Susan looks up at Arnold's sudden movement.
Jan 13 23:09:17 <Ragazzo> He keenly perceives those around him, a beatific and cunning expression on his face.
Jan 13 23:09:20 <Pemander> Ari nods to Arnold.
Jan 13 23:10:52 <Ragazzo> In seconds the Great Detective deduces his relationship with the young woman. Her posture, her clothing, the way she stares adoringly at him, the slight fiftful movement she so cleverly, but not cleverly enough, tries to hide as a nod betrays her passion. And somehow her name. "Hello Arianna, my dear."
Jan 13 23:11:11 <Pemander> "Did you just call me 'my dear'?"
Jan 13 23:11:26 <Pemander> Her face is all like 'da fuck'.
Jan 13 23:11:39 <Tom90deg> Susan is stareing at Arnold as well. "Are you feeling alright?"
Jan 13 23:13:08 * ScanAFK is now known as Scantron
Jan 13 23:14:01 <Ragazzo> Colmes sweeps over to Arianna in a lithe, powerful series of strides that somehow are also suave and debonair. As well as cultured. He spares a warm, reassuring smile for Susan. "Quit fine, mademoiselle. And how are you this evening?" He bows graciously to Susan, before taking Arianna's hand and kissing it. "You are most certainly dear to my heart, Arianna."
Jan 13 23:14:25 <Tom90deg> "I am….fine…."
Jan 13 23:14:33 <Ragazzo> 4df+6 Paint the truth tag, Persuasion, Colmes is a gloriously charming fellow, and he is charming both these ladies.
Jan 13 23:14:33 <CROM> Ragazzo: Paint the truth tag, Persuasion, Colmes is a gloriously charming fellow, and he is charming both these ladies.: 7 (4df+6=+, +, 0, -)
Jan 13 23:15:06 <Tom90deg> Susan looks at Arianna. "Has he done this before?" Susan gives him a smile. It has been a long time since anyone treated her with such charm.
Jan 13 23:15:45 <Pemander> Arianna blushes slightly. "Oh, um, thank you. Could you not do this in front of other people?"
Jan 13 23:15:55 <Pemander> (I'm just going to give you that success)
Jan 13 23:16:07 <Tom90deg> (Same)
Jan 13 23:16:39 <Tom90deg> Susan stands up, giving Arnold another smile. "It's alright Arianna."
Jan 13 23:17:27 <Pemander> She looks over at Susan and frowns. "Don't be smiling. This is /my/ man."
Jan 13 23:17:45 <Tom90deg> Susan's smile falters. "Of course…I didn't mean…."
Jan 13 23:18:12 <Pemander> "I'm only joking, Susan."
Jan 13 23:19:10 <Ragazzo> "Oh my sweet, my fluorescent flower, I will do my utmost to restrain myself, but it has been so long since I beheld your beauty…" He gently takes her hand, drawing her to him in a chaste, but intensely soothing, exhilarating embrace. "Dearest Arianna, you have always emitted the msot ebullient japes." He laughs richly, and entrancingly.
Jan 13 23:19:48 <Tom90deg> Susan can't help smileing at his laugh, it just seems to make everything around it happier.
Jan 13 23:20:30 <Pemander> "…what does ebullient mean?"
Jan 13 23:20:37 <Pemander> "Are you calling me fat?"
Jan 13 23:21:21 * Sequence (~moc.ishcm.tneilc.4C1DCA8E-CRInys|alliztahc#moc.ishcm.tneilc.4C1DCA8E-CRInys|alliztahc) has joined #afteraction
Jan 13 23:21:31 <Tom90deg> "I don't think that's what it means Arianna."
Jan 13 23:22:02 <Ragazzo> He fixes Arianna with an overwhelmingly calming, and uplifting gaze. "No my love, you are light, truly so much lighter, and uplifting then I have known. You are the wind on which I soar."
Jan 13 23:22:32 <Ragazzo> "Enough though, we must go to the bistro. Would you join us mademoiselle Susan? It would be our honor."
Jan 13 23:22:46 <Pemander> "B-bistro?"
Jan 13 23:22:46 <Tom90deg> "I….yes, That would be nice."
Jan 13 23:22:51 <Pemander> Arianna twirls a strand of her hair.
Jan 13 23:24:54 <Ragazzo> "Yes my dear, let us make haste. It is such a lovely day outside, and it can only be improved by your addition!" Witht he utmost gentleness he sweeps both women out, and to the park a short distance away. "My dear Arianna has been to our bistro before, but you lady Susan have not. Allow me to describe it to you."
Jan 13 23:25:09 <Tom90deg> "Of course sir."
Jan 13 23:25:27 <Tom90deg> Susan looks at Ariana with a confused expression on her face.
Jan 13 23:25:54 <Pemander> Arianna returns the confused look.
Jan 13 23:26:58 <Ragazzo> 4df+7 Paint the truth. Colmes is leading them to the gazebo, where a hot delicious picnic is waiting. But my god, the sheer effervescence of his words. The joyful, heartfelt BELIEF behind them. They paint the picture of a Victorian cafe, so exquisitely, heartrendingly real it itself is a form of magic, no hypnosis. They, they can /see/ it.
Jan 13 23:26:59 <CROM> Ragazzo: Paint the truth. Colmes is leading them to the gazebo, where a hot delicious picnic is waiting. But my god, the sheer effervescence of his words. The joyful, heartfelt BELIEF behind them. They paint the picture of a Victorian cafe, so exquisitely, heartrendingly real it itself is a form of magic, no hypnosis. They, they can /see/ it.: 7 (4df+7=0, 0, -, +)
Jan 13 23:27:12 <Ragazzo> (that's a 6, my bad)
Jan 13 23:27:23 <Pemander> 4df+2 da fuq
Jan 13 23:27:23 <CROM> Pemander: da fuq: -1 (4df+2=-, -, 0, -)
Jan 13 23:27:31 <Pemander> "Oh, um, yes…the bistro…"
Jan 13 23:27:43 <Pemander> "I remember. We were here before."
Jan 13 23:27:51 <Tom90deg> 4df+3
Jan 13 23:27:52 <CROM> Tom90deg: 4 (4df+3=+, 0, -, +)
Jan 13 23:28:27 <Tom90deg> Susan can see the victorian spread before the gazebo. "Oh dear…this looks lovely! It's been forever since I've seen a spread like this."
Jan 13 23:29:15 <Ragazzo> Gently he pulls out a chair finely padded with silk and golden satin backed, for them both, before taking hsi own seat. "You have long been deprived of the best life has to offer, Mademoiselle Susan. But fear not, such days are at an end!"
Jan 13 23:29:28 <Tom90deg> "You are too kind sire."
Jan 13 23:30:41 <Pemander> Arianna sits down and looks at the floor.
Jan 13 23:30:49 <Ragazzo> "No mademoiselle, it is life, life and Dame Fortune who have been to kind to me, for they have blessed me with one of their angels." He turns a loving and tender gaze on Arianna. It will evoke rapturous feelings.
Jan 13 23:31:47 <Tom90deg> Susan feels left out, and looks over the spread. "It looks lovely…I just wish i could partake in this."
Jan 13 23:31:56 <Pemander> She is very uncomfortable with her rapturous feelings.
Jan 13 23:33:30 <Ragazzo> Arnold flicks a hand encouragingly at Susan. "But mademoiselle, someone as svelte as yourself may indulge in the roman fashion, no, must, at least once in life. Please, my dearest Arianna, join myself and the mademoiselle in tasting these turkish delights. They are amazing."
Jan 13 23:34:35 <Ragazzo> 4df+8 Colmes words are reality. Declaring and tagging Scene aspect Colmes' Canvas. He bends the reality they perceive to his whim. They are fine, well bred women, with fine well bred tastes. Everything is normal. Everyhting is /great/ (also tagging paint the truth)
Jan 13 23:34:37 <CROM> Ragazzo: Colmes words are reality. Declaring and tagging Scene aspect Colmes' Canvas. He bends the reality they perceive to his whim. They are fine, well bred women, with fine well bred tastes. Everything is normal. Everyhting is /great/ (also tagging paint the truth): 10 (4df+8=+, 0, +, 0)
Jan 13 23:35:23 <Pemander> Arianna gets up and places her hands on the underside of the table as if she's about to flip it, then slooowly lowers herself back into the chair.
Jan 13 23:35:27 <Tom90deg> Susan picks up one of the turikish delights, running a hand down the side of her veryfashonable dress. "It does smell lovely does it not Miss Arianna?"
Jan 13 23:35:30 <Pemander> Her left eye twitches.
Jan 13 23:35:39 <Pemander> "Y-yes…Miss Susan.."
Jan 13 23:35:45 <Pemander> "It smells…p-positively divine."
Jan 13 23:36:23 <Echo> Where are Ari and Arnold?
Jan 13 23:36:30 <Echo> *Colmes
Jan 13 23:37:07 <Ragazzo> They, along with Susan are sitting in a park not far away. Anyone entering the park wil lhave to roll M. Def against a DC of 6, or fall into Colmes version fo the world
Jan 13 23:37:17 <Ragazzo> And /act/ /accordingly/
Jan 13 23:37:27 <Echo> Roll perception.
Jan 13 23:37:36 <Pemander> 4df+4
Jan 13 23:37:37 <CROM> Pemander: 6 (4df+4=0, 0, +, +)
Jan 13 23:37:41 <Ragazzo> 4df+5 AHAHAHAHAHAHA
Jan 13 23:37:42 <CROM> Ragazzo: AHAHAHAHAHAHA: 4 (4df+5=-, 0, -, +)
Jan 13 23:37:52 <Tom90deg> SUsan gives the turkish delight another smell. "Would you like some tea Miss Arianna, Sir Arnold?"
Jan 13 23:37:57 <Echo> … carry on.
Jan 13 23:38:07 <Tom90deg> 4df+3
Jan 13 23:38:07 <CROM> Tom90deg: 3 (4df+3=0, +, 0, -)
Jan 13 23:38:19 <Ragazzo> "Certainly, that would be lovely, would it not my dear?"
Jan 13 23:38:28 <Pemander> Arianna stares at the table. "Ye-yes. I'd /love/ some."
Jan 13 23:38:45 <Tom90deg> Susan pours the tea! It looks so sweet and tasty.
Jan 13 23:39:11 <Ragazzo> The tea is rich and it's steam sways captivating soothing patterns above their cups. All is right. All is perfect. Good times are being had.
Jan 13 23:40:35 <Ragazzo> Quite some time in the past, in a small town, above a tavern in london, a brown haired young man dreams.
Jan 13 23:40:40 <Tom90deg> Susan laughs, "This is nice. It's been so long since we've had a nice day out."
Jan 13 23:41:04 <Pemander> "The weather is fuc-"
Jan 13 23:41:07 <Pemander> "…fantastic."
Jan 13 23:41:14 <Pemander> Arianna puts a hand on her forehead.
Jan 13 23:41:24 <Ragazzo> "Mademoiselle Susan, have you not been broached by the Viscount de Fullier for a jaunt to the opera?"
Jan 13 23:41:30 <Tom90deg> "Oh dear Miss Arianna, are you feeling faint?"
Jan 13 23:41:49 <Ragazzo> He places a hand on Arianna's. The delusion strengthens. "My dear, is it the heat? Perhaps I have been rash…"
Jan 13 23:41:56 <Tom90deg> "I have not had the pleasure, although I must admit that I did try out for a small part."
Jan 13 23:42:18 <Pemander> Arianna's mind starts to crack and splinter.
Jan 13 23:42:24 <Pemander> There are now two Ariannas bouncing around.
Jan 13 23:42:38 <Pemander> "No, no. It's fine. Everything's fine."
Jan 13 23:43:37 <Tom90deg> "I'm glad to hear."
Jan 13 23:43:43 <Ragazzo> "My dear, you are mostly certainly not fine, although there shall never be a day on God's Earth that you are not perfect." Rising, and gently lifting Arianna with him, Colmes look ot Susan. "Forgive us amdemoiselle, but I place my beloved above all things. We must retire."
Jan 13 23:43:53 <Pemander> Ari flinches.
Jan 13 23:43:58 <Tom90deg> "Oh, but of course Sir."
Jan 13 23:44:04 <Pemander> Four of her now.
Jan 13 23:44:17 <Tom90deg> Susan gets to her feet, lighty dusting off her long dress with one gloved hand.
Jan 13 23:44:50 <Pemander> "We d-don't have to, no, we don't have to leave."
Jan 13 23:44:54 <Pemander> "This is good. Great."
Jan 13 23:45:11 <Tom90deg> "Are you sure Miss Arianna? Perhaps a walk would clear your head?"
Jan 13 23:45:37 <Pemander> "A walk would be - yes - a walk would be - yeah - fantastic."
Jan 13 23:46:25 <Ragazzo> 4df+8 "My love, we will always have more days in the splendid sunlit streets of our glorious england. Do not fret. We will have such joy soon." He looks kindly between them, and then ushers them into the coach. There IS a coach. They return not to the hospital, but the hotel de Maruis de fantallier. But really the hotel.
Jan 13 23:46:26 <CROM> Ragazzo: "My love, we will always have more days in the splendid sunlit streets of our glorious england. Do not fret. We will have such joy soon." He looks kindly between them, and then ushers them into the coach. There IS a coach. They return not to the hospital, but the hotel de Maruis de fantallier. But really the hotel.: 9 (4df+8=+, 0, 0, 0)
Jan 13 23:46:34 <Ragazzo> (Last two points)
Jan 13 23:46:50 <Pemander> Eight Ariannas are having the time of their lives.
Jan 13 23:48:30 <Ragazzo> Gently chaperoning both ladies, first mademoiselle Susan to her suite, and then retiring with the Countess Arianna to their own, h eputs her to bed, tucking a strand of her well curled, starched hair behind a ear. "Rest my dear. There shall be sunshine, and luncheons tommorow. I swear it."
Jan 13 23:49:02 <Tom90deg> Susan is quite enjoying this as well.
Jan 13 23:49:04 <Pemander> She seems to only be capable of meaningless muttering at this point.
Jan 13 23:50:16 <Ragazzo> He brushes a kiss that, while impossibly soft, and relaxing, is like a sledgehammer made of laudanum to her lips. "Rest my love, rest." It is a damn hard command to resist.
Jan 13 23:50:35 <Pemander> Arianna falls asleep.
Jan 13 23:51:08 <Ragazzo> With that he sweeps away, through tot he door of his office, where the soothing sound of writing cna be heard. No doubt he is hard at work arranging things for the Gentleman's Council.
Jan 13 23:52:00 <Ragazzo> Arnold quakes bodily.
Jan 13 23:52:09 <Ragazzo> He gets a minor nosebleed and passes out.
Jan 13 23:53:07 <Ragazzo> The Painting Is Complete.