The SquireFuzzyBoots wrote: ↑Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:27 amThe Squire
As The Squire approaches the ruined building, he sees the occasional flash of light, not quite random, and unlikely to be the result of streetlights flashing on the metal within, particularly given they continue even when he stands still. Someone else has gotten to the scene ahead of him. Slowing his movements to reduce noise, he walks toward the building, his caffeinated nerves conjuring up humanoid figures before his brain catches up and parses the irregular shadows.
HP: 1 - LP: 0
The Squire curses to himself as strange lights flash from within the ruined building. His hand jerks to the weapon in his waistband, but he hesitates as he feels both the caffeine and adrenaline causing his hands to shake. Shaky hands and a gun aren't a good combination, Gavin. Don't need the Cavalier to tell you that.
The Cavalier didn't want his Squire using guns, but he taught him a bit about them. "Trigger discipline, Possidente," he would say, his finger outstretched along the trigger guard. "We are not criminals, but holy warriors. Our weapons must never taste the blood of the innocent, and so we are more careful than our enemies." The Squire didn't buy the religious bit of the Cavalier's crusade, but the lesson was sound enough: heroes don't shoot bystanders.
He let his coat fall back down over his belt and instead reaches a hand into its inner pocket, pulling out a small flashlight and brandishing it in front of him. He doesn't ignite it just yet, squinting his eyes as he peers into the darkness seeking out another flash of light. The pattern doesn't reappear, and the Squire frowns. It had to be some kind of pattern. At least, it damn sure wasn't random.
Quietly, the Squire picked his way through the debris-littered floor and got himself into a position that would mostly conceal him but also allow him maneuverability and cover depending on which he needed. From there, he resumed his squint into the room hoping to identify some kind of movement and pointed his flashlight in the direction he was looking. Come out, come out, wherever you are. The spotlight is ready for you.
OOC wrote: Gavin's genius plan is a ready action: if he spots movement with his notice check, he's gonna light it up with the flashlight. The stealth check is for how quietly he gets into, and probably the effectiveness of, his little hiding spot. Let me know if anything about this isn't copacetic, I'm still unfamiliar with 2E!
Stealth: 1D20+9 = +9 = 26
Notice: 1D20+9 = +9 = 19