Just a heads up, everyone. I've been going through a bad mental health patch at the moment, so it might be a little while before my next post. I'll do my best to get things back on track as soon as possible, but things are a little rough right now. Sorry!
Innes leafs through the papers. "The crosses might be recent deaths, I suppose? Though the numbers of them seem high, and..." He trails off. "They probably aren't much of anything. We should get going," he says, thrusting the papers back to Lysa.
Jorge isn't anywhere to be seen. When you were...
The papers are an untidy wad, as though the official was working on a ton of things all at once. There are several maps of the port, covered in numbers and scribbled notes saying things like "see page 1a-b13. Some of the other papers have headings like that, but most of them are totally...
First up, let's roll for Jorge and Innes.
Jorge: Running through the smoke: 2d6+3+3=14.
Innes: Sneaking through the smoke: 2d6+4+1=11.
Actually, those rolls aren't quite right, as Jorge and Innes should both have the +5 bonus from the smoke. So that's 19 and 16 respectively. Which is a shame...
And I'm back! Sorry about that, everyone. Bad cold and mental health gubbins both hitting at the same time did not make for the ability to make coherent posts, or for remembering how opposed rolls actually work.
Bartek and Ace
Innes nods. "Keep low, no sudden movements. We don't want them to...
Ace and Bartek
Innes vaults through the window and lands lightly beside you, keeping close to the church wall.
"You two are rather unorthodox, aren't you," he says. "I don't think they've seen us yet. You want to make a break for it?"
I don't think Hypnosis applies here - it's just too...
You can clearly see where the boom was: it's the place with the white smoke hanging over it and the people running away from it. You aren't the only one going against the tide, though. Several of the officials in black are also running towards the smoke. You think you might recognise the...
Ace and Bartek
It's a difficulty 9 again. This window is clearly destined to become a recurring nemesis.
Ace gives Bartek a shove, but somehow gets tangled up in his legs, and both of you end up falling through the window. You are now both lying in a heap outside. Thanks to the smoke and...
"Your...friends did the explosion? Oh Lord, are you some sort of revolutionary?" Adelaide edges away from you slightly, but it's hard to tell what the expression on her face means. It might be fear, or distaste, or intrigue.
Bartek (and Ace)
Jumping the window is difficulty 9, so yes, Bartek is mostly out but definitely needs a shove or an ungainly scramble to get through.
Bartek executes a graceful dive that unfortunately lands mostly on the windowsill.
Outside, white smoke billows everywhere, but you can...
Adelaide sits up to listen. "Not...normally, no. Hardly ever, in fact." Her brow creases in concern. "I hope we're not under attack." Lysa shifts slightly, and Adelaide glares at her. "Here, you're not leaving, are you?"
Definitely. It's one of those noises that really travels.
I strongly considered it! But it seemed a little mean given that the roll was for the Nitro-9 to go off safely. I'm not entirely ruling it out, but it's not the main result. The earthquake timetable is definitely flexible, though...