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[SWADE] IC - The Eye of Kilquato

Rowenn552

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Pursue Zhang Wu Fang through NYC!
Quick Encounter - Chase

Critical Skill: Drive
Situational Modifier: Drive rolls at -2


Theo is first into the roadster as the others catch up.

Meanwhile horns blare up ahead as Zhang Wu Fang and crew squeal and slide around a corner narrowly avoiding a vehicle crash.

If they beat you to the airfield they’ll easily subvert the pilot or steal the plane and have days ahead of you for the hunt of the Eye.

You must stop Zhang Wu Fang and his Crimson Claws from reaching the airfield or beat him to it and take off!

OOC: Once again we’re doing a quick Encounter. I bounced between this and a dramatic task but I think this will work and keep us trucking.
See below for more info:
Spoiler: Show
I did notice that under Quick Encounters that even on a success in a combat you suffer bumps and bruises.
So everyone save for Joey (who scored a Raise) is suffering a -1 Fatigue penalty to their rolls.
Whoever is doing the driving and making the Drive roll is at an additional -2 for hazardous conditions
(snow, slick roads, and clogged streets filled with pedestrian shoppers!!!).
I’m leaving all other skill rolls more open ended. If you can justify it with the narrative then roll away. Remember, this is abstract and cinematic. If Wu Fang’s car is close for one person and then far away in another’s description that’s fine... these posts and rolls are covering the whole of the chase scene from the museum to the airfield. A lot can happen in that time! Feel free to be creative.

I’m going to draw a single card for the driver. If it’s a clubs, please work in a complication. The Drive roll is a critical roll and *must* succeed otherwise well, Zhang Wu Fang gets away.

Quick Encounters are also considered to be overall successes when the number of rolled Successes is equal to the number of characters present.
To succeed overall you’ll need to accrue 5 Successes with one of those needing to be from the driver (using the Drive skill). Each Success and Raise counts towards that total. So for example if Joey makes a Notice to spot a shortcut and scores a raise and then the Driver scores two raises you’ve got it, that’s 5 Successes with one from the Drive skill.
The Support action doesn’t count as a success towards the overall quick Encounter but you could support the Driver *and* do your own thing towards the Quick Encounter albeit with the -2 Multi-Action Penalty.

Hopefully the above all makes sense but fire away with questionsin the ooc.

Card Draw for the Driver: 2 ♠ , no additional modifers or complications. That doesn’t mean there aren’t things happening around your chase but they’re narrative and won’t affect your Drive roll.


Good Luck!
 

JohnStargazer

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Joey Howe
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Joey, still as full of energy as a ten year old boy whose boring trip to the museum got interrupted by ninjas could be, scrabbles down the stairs and into the car right behind The Great Mancini, shouting and hollering the whole time with the lungs of a practiced scuba diver or Brookylnite.

"C'MON, ALEX! We gotta get these crumbums! These dummies are stupid enough to be tryin' to get ta tha airport in New York traffic at Christmas! We can cut 'em off no sweat, and show 'em a good ol' American style beatdown!"

He leaps into the roadster, leans over the top of the door excitedly, and continues hurling a stream of invectives at the fleeing enemy, most of which could not be duplicated here for reasons of good taste, polite company, and a Geneva Convention ruling against Joey's vocabulary from 1929.

OOC: Oof, this was rough. My first result on a Taunt roll was 3 and 556, so I rerolled with the dice coded properly, which gave me a 3 and a 2, so I spent another benny and got 1 and 10.
 

(BlackGoblin)

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Chaka
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Not wanting to be left too far behind Joey, Chaka gathers his spear and leaves the archives glancing around for any ninjas that might have stayed behind on the way out of the museum.
Still a little put off by this modern world, something familiar catches Chaka's attention at the caveman exhibit beside the lobby at the front doors.
He might not understand all of the sophistication of fashion or the delicacies of fine dining... but there is one thing that Chaka knows and he knows them very well, rocks.
Gathering a few weighted throwing stones and depositing them in his pockets, Chaka burst out the front door and hurls himself into the waiting car.
As the car speeds like mad through town in pursuit of Zhang Wu Fang, Chacka climbs out of the window onto the hood of the car and pelts stones at the fleeing assailants vehicle trying to smash their windshield to hinder their vision!


OOC: Athletics Throwing: 1d8o8-1 1 1d6o6-1 4
 

The Wyzard

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The Great Mancini

Theo takes the center rear seat - he knows he's not as good in a scrap as he used to be, and he lets the younger folks handle the fighting parts. His ears are still sharp, though. "You hear that? That's a train whistle...The tracks cut parallel to Elm all the way up to 152nd, but there's a bridge at 147th. Pull a hard left through the junkyard - and I mean plow right through the gate, whether it's locked or not - and you'll save five blocks."

That exact trick was used in the gataway from a casino heist 20 years ago, but Theo doesn't bother to mention it.

OOC:
1d8o8: 14 [1d8o8=14]
1d6o6: 1 [1d6o6=1]

-1, so a 13. That's success with a raise on Notice. Maybe two raises?
 

Rowenn552

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OOC: Alex’s Driving: Driving: 1d4o4-3 0 1d6o6-3 1
Benny to reroll: Driving: 1d4o4-3 -1 1d6o6-3 7


Alex grips the wheel as he slide through traffic and up onto slick curbs to avoid other vehicles just to then narrowly avoid hitting pedestrians.

Taking a couple shortcuts of his own he is able to bring his roadster near to Wu Fang’s car letting Joey hurl insults and Chaka to hurl insults of his own in the form of large stones.

The Crimson Claws’ windshield splinters and spiderwebs from the third stone thrown and the two speeding vehicles split apart around a large truck.

Alex’s roadster goes spinning out of control toppling trash cans and newsstands and coming to a halt half on the sidewalk. Frightened shoppers and pedestrians gather round and a car somewhere beeps its horn.

Alex fires the sleek black car back to life and the engine roars as he gets back on Zhang Wu Fang’s trail.

Taking Theo’s advice brings Wu Fang back into view as the two vehicles leave the city. A back and forth race ensues as the air field comes into view... along with flashing red lights.

Doc continues to insist upon trying the upgrade and finally Alex gives in. Flipping a cover revealing a small nondescript metal switch.

The switch is flipped and everyone is thrown back in their seats as the roadster passes the Crimson Claws and soars forward past the police cruisers just as they come together to block the entrance to the airfield. The swinging arm gate is blown to splinters as you race into the air field. Up ahead a man in coveralls leans forward and squints before waving you on and then running to in Hangar 6.

The roadster comes to a screeching slide as inside the hangar an airplane comes to life, propeller spinning with a dirty faced pilot waving you around. Further towards the entrance a police car tries to catch up to you.

******

The plane pulls out and takes off leaving the police vehicle far behind on the ground. Flying low and past you can see a number of police with weapons drawn taking cautious steps forward towards Wu Fang’s car.

Then they go relaxed as one opens the door and shrugs. All of the police look confused and then the plane is off and away.

Wu Fang escapes again but he’ll be one less worry in Brazil...

The pilot hollers back just barely audible over the roar of the plane’s engine as you soar up and over the city of New York, “WOOHOO! WHAT WAS ALL THAT ABOUT ANYWAY?!”

OOC: Out of New York and onto Belem!

For excellent rp’ing everyone gets a Benny.

I’m going to also pull an Interlude card for someone as well. This is them chatting about whatever the topic is during the plane ride and doing so will earn them a Benny.

Anyone else feel free to chime in to chat and relate with the tale teller’s story.

Interlude: http://orokos.com/roll/701375: 1d5 2 = Chaka
Card: 4 Hearts - Backstory: A tale of the hero’s greatest love— lost, found, present, or waiting on her back home.
 

(BlackGoblin)

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Only moments after the plane left the tarmac Chaka started to yearn for the jungle. Looking out the window and seeing everything on the ground get so small reminded him of being in the treetops swinging in the vines. Not sure who asked him or even if anyone had asked him, he began to speak.

“Once when I chase my family through forest, they always outrun Chaka. But one day Chaka win, faster than family.” He relates as if it were yesterday. “Family always faster, say because they have fur and Chaka don't. But Chaka think, family not faster than bird? So Cha…” remembering a point from his English lesson “I…” touching hand to chest “ I,Chaka fly like bird through trees! Swing vine to vine like bird through air! Cha.. I.. love to fly. I love family. I miss family.”

No matter how hardened or fierce young Chaka turned out by being raised by a pack of wild apes in the Congo jungle, he relates to each one of his new companions by having a soft spot in his heart for family.
 
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The pilot hollers back just barely audible over the roar of the plane’s engine as you soar up and over the city of New York, “WOOHOO! WHAT WAS ALL THAT ABOUT ANYWAY?!”
"Ah, nothing much! Just some trouble with less scrupulous competitors!" He shouts back at the pilot, before slumping calmly into one of the plane's seats.

Alex breathes in steady deep breaths as he comes down from the adrenaline high. He has also coincidentally taken the seat next to Chaka.
“Once when I chase my family through forest, they always outrun Chaka. But one day Chaka win, faster than family.” He relates as if it were yesterday. “Family always faster, say because they have fur and Chaka don't. But Chaka think, family not faster than bird? So Cha…” remembering a point from his English lesson “I…” touching hand to chest “ I,Chaka fly like bird through trees! Swing vine to vine like bird through air! Cha.. I.. love to fly. I love family. I miss family.”
A melancholy look comes over Alex's face as he listens to Chaka's words. He offers the boy a simple comforting hand on the shoulder, still silent in thought. He thinks about his family; about two little sisters who would always drive him nuts when he was younger, but who he would always come to aid. He thinks of his mother, who passed her stubbornness and love of adventure to all her children. And he remembers his father, a soft-spoken archaeologist who loved knowledge, who disappeared on one expedition when Alexander was younger than Joey is now, never to be seen again.

Alexander doesn't believe he'll ever see his father again, the wound has closed now and he won't let the pain stop him from living anymore. But where ever his father is, he likes to think the old man is proud of his children.
 

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"Do you ever think about going back to them? Or is that door now closed for you?"
 

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Doc Gold sits back in his chair, he knows he should say something comforting to his companion, but he has never been good at this sort of thing. He learned long ago that you can't fix a person like you can fix a car. Best to keep quiet he concludes and enjoy the respite, it won't last long.
 

(BlackGoblin)

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Chaka looks over at the magician "I can't go home now. I... don't belong." Lowering his gaze Chaka stares down at his hands. Not use to feeling these types of emotions leaves him in an uncomfortable state.
He misses his family, but deep down he knows he can never return to the jungle. He realizes it now that he was never meant to grow up there. And not fully fitting into society of the modern-day world leaves him with a sense of loss that cannot be explained. Chaka has known pain before, physical pain. But pain of the heart he has not been in contact with. It is foreign and new to him.
Chaka gazes out the window watching the ground go by. He closes his eyes trying to fall asleep, to get away from the feelings that has lodged itself inside his heart.
 
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