New Vindicators Academy of Europe #29: The Son of Man (M&M 2E - IC)

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Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #27: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (M&M 2E - IC)

Post by Arkrite » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:55 am

Alex "Current" Murphy
HP: 1 (2-1 Fatigue) CND: Normal

Of course, Lex thought with disgust, not only was the guy not lying about the wife and child but she was in on it.

And he'd been talking to Vlad.

Keying his comms rushed to the window as he called out, "The woman is in on it with him, looks like she's got fire powers and-"

Lex cut off to shout out a warning as Robilard shot at Kas, "Mag, incoming! Dive!"

Aiming for another shot he watched as the crazy jackass flew straight through the wall, "God dammit."

Running to the window he climbed out onto the sill to fire another blast of lightning into the fleeing murderer.

OOC: Okay, so I missed an HP when the badguy used Seize initiative. Burning that to buy off fatigue.

Electric blast on Cannibal Joe: 1D20+6 = [18]+6 = 24


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Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #27: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (M&M 2E - IC)

Post by Michuru » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:53 pm

OVIEDO, 9:30AM (Jack, Otso; NPCs: Ellen)
Scanning the area, Greystone couldn't detect any sentries left by 3. Either he hadn't posted one here, or Jack was missing something...

SHREWSBURY, 3:00AM (Tamati, Violet; NPCs: Abe, Augustus, Herta, Joseph, Shelby)
"It's not that I don't trust him to go to Vienna," the man said, "but that I don't trust him around you. Who knows what information he got when he broke into your mother's office, Violet. For all we know, he saw a family picture and will tie it together the moment we take that blindfold off. I don't like the idea of him being around you--using you to get to your mother..."

VALENCIA, 11:35AM (Kas, Lex, Martin; NPCs: Beatrice, Buddy, Fiore, Rusty)
As Magnitude descended, Fiore compelled the flora curtain to part, giving his classmate a clear line of fire into the second floor.

Hovering outside of the window, Magnitude moved to trap the pregnant woman in a gravity well. Impossibly, the woman stumbled to the side, shaking free of his gravitational grip. <<"Domingo!">> she shouted as flaming wings--wings whose heat Lex could feel coming off of them--erupted from her back, burning away at the shirt she was wearing. <<"They're everywhere! We need to get out of here!">>

As she shouted out a warning, Vestige burst into the room, followed shortly by Rusty.

"The woman is in on it with him," Current said into his communicator, "looks like she's got fire powers and-"

The pregnant woman charged for the window. Instantly, Lex had visions of her getting cut on the glass. Still, she barreled through and took flight, moving towards Kas. Still, Magnitude had help: from the ground, Fiore was watching their battle. It was a small effort for him to bid his plants to grab the woman by the leg.

"MENA!" Domingo roared as he watched the plants pull her from his field of vision. With a snarl, he let a blast of hellfire fly for Magnitude before lunging at and through the wall.

"Mag, incoming!" Current screamed. "Dive!" He hoped his warning would be enough. "God dammit," he growled as he climbed out onto the sill after the butcher.
Yeah, the Kas thing had me thinking that there was an opening. I'm going to change up the scene a smidge. She gets through, but caught. I'll forgo any rolls from her and Fiore.

The Order, Round Three
  • Domingo (X): Blinded, Bruised x4, Stunned (Lex, R2)
    • Insubstantial 3 (18)
  • Current (27)
  • Magnitude (22)
  • Fluxx (14)
  • Fiore (16)
  • Vestige (17)
  • The Incredible Shrinking Rusty (8)
  • Eiron (5)
  • Mena (0)
Domingo - Toughness - DC 25: 1d20+7 15 Yeesh. I'll fiat that one for him. Hero points around. Domingo - Toughness - DC 25, Take Two: 1d20+7 21 Bruised.

Magnitude is up.
NVAE Setting - VP: 4

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Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #27: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (M&M 2E - IC)

Post by Gilliam » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:46 am

Tamati "Taheka" Stevens
HP: 1
Condition: Normal

Seeing that Violet and her father were still having a private conflab, Tamati looked at the kid in front of him the silence must be killing Joseph, every second probably felt like forever for him now.

Still feeling pissed at the kid Tamati decided maybe it was time to try and twist the knife.

"Ya know I don't think you managed to convince them you're sincere. Tell ya what why don't you give me something we could use, it would sway the vote ... but if ya don't want to well that's cool too ... stupid but your call."

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Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #27: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (M&M 2E - IC)

Post by Shock » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:03 pm

Violet Lear
HP: 4


"Right." Violet sighed. It didn't feel right but she couldn't keep arguing with Dad. "Tokyo then." She allowed her father to lead her back to the group.

"Spill it Joseph and I'll vote to send you someplace nice."

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Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #27: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (M&M 2E - IC)

Post by Flynnarrel » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:21 pm

Fluxx
HP: 1+1(D seize init) -1[Stunt]+1(D act while stunned)+1(D fiat toughness) = 3 -1[reroll] = 2

From his place spread on the roof Martin heard the commotion from one side of the building and gathered himself together to look over the side. The flame-winged pregnant woman was a surprise.

"Eiron, if you've found anyzing against fires we may need it on ze side of ze building." Martin says extending himself to join in the restraint of the woman. He'll try to avoid the shirtless woman's fiery wings and he would try to avoid impropriety as much as possible but he will slither his mass over her belly to protect the unborn child from the rigors of combat if possible (in addition to binding her legs and arms). With her wings free she could still fly but Martin figured that unless she had enhanced strength his weight would hinder her. The extent of her complicity in Domingo's murders and cannibalism was still to be determined but clearly she was not an unwilling participant.
engulf attack: 1D20+6 = [9]+6 = 15

not sure that'll hit her, HP for a reroll
engulf attack reroll: 1D20+6 = [16]+6 = 22

DC 20 reflex or bound
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Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #27: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (M&M 2E - IC)

Post by Michuru » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:06 pm

I have accomplished most of what I intended, and I think everyone might agree that we've been muddling about in this session, so I'm going to start advancing things a smidge.
OVIEDO, 9:30AM (Jack, Otso; NPCs: Ellen)
Scanning the area, Greystone couldn't detect any sentries left by 3. Either he hadn't posted one here, or Jack was missing something...

He wished Dennis were here. The illusionist could likely conjure some sort of screen to prevent 3 from seeing the true depth of Jack's powers--unless he had a camera set up somewhere. Jack wasn't entirely sure on how Dennis' powers worked, but he wagered they wouldn't full a camera, and wouldn't show on any feed the madman may or may not have been watching.

Retaining the form of a bloodhound, Jack sniffed the area once more and again came up with nothing. Holding his breath, he moved to open the trunk of the car. If he was wrong, he might survive an explosion if he shifted fast enough... but the hostage... Jack's mind went back to Kaiserslaughten--to a mound of office furniture and a trip wire left by Vlad's mother. The woman had been instrumental in saving this world and several others: she defected from the Armada and traveled to this dimension's past, warning of the Armada's coming and putting so many defenses into motion... but that didn't cleanse her hands of the blood on them...

Jack breathed a sigh of relief when the car did not explode. He helped the girl out--spoke to her in her mother tongue--and told her that they were taking her to her brother.

With his sister safe, Mateo stood down, letting Dennis free Missus Rodriguez. The nightmare was over... for now. They had saved his captives, but 3 was still out there and very dangerous. This didn't only involve Otso now, Jack knew: he and Ellen--maybe even Dennis... they were all involved in this now...

Hours later, their team returned to Vienna and gave Newton their briefing...

SHREWSBURY, 3:00AM (Tamati, Violet; NPCs: Abe, Augustus, Herta, Joseph, Shelby)
"Ya know I don't think you managed to convince them you're sincere. Tell ya what why don't you give me something we could use, it would sway the vote ... but if ya don't want to well that's cool too ... stupid but your call."

"I'll tell you whatever you want to know," Joseph cried. "You want me to help you find Nemesis? Fine! I don't know who he is, but I'll tell you everything I know!"

Violet and her father returned to the group. "Spill it, Joseph," she said icily, "and I'll vote to send you someplace nice."

Joseph was as good as his word: he gave him the username and password for his email address. Augustus dashed into the house and returned with his laptop. They were able to sign in easily enough and find the messages from Nemesis. It was just as Joseph said: this mysterious person told him what he was--the product of a secret government test. There were attachments aplenty: video of Violet's mother overseeing stress tests on babies--working to force the newborns to manifest the Neo-Sapien abilities that was their birthright.

Shelby hugged Tamati tight. "This is sick," she told him.

When they had poured through the messages, Herta turned the laptop to face her. She mulled over the email for a moment, occasionally making a face. "Unless Nemesis is using a VPN or something to mask their location... their IP address is suggesting that they're in Vienna. They were sent months ago--during the last school year... and before Durendal went down.

"The Blue &#$^ told Augustus and I that he'd seen something: he thinks Mira Linden may have been the product of these experiments. If this really did some from Vienna, she'd have the motive..."

VALENCIA, 11:35AM (Kas, Lex, Martin; NPCs: Beatrice, Buddy, Fiore, Rusty)
"Mag, incoming!" Current screamed. "Dive!" He hoped his warning would be enough. "God dammit," he growled as he climbed out onto the sill after the butcher.

Magnitude fell out of the sky and was barely brushed by the jet of blue flames. He caught himself in midair and prevented himself from hitting the ground. Instead, he hovered horizontally. The sun reflected off his visor, flashing into Fluxx's eyes as he came cascading down over the roof.

The Frenchman slithered around the woman and over her belly, forming an insulating layer that would protect the child growing inside of her. The weight of him began to pull her down. She shouted something in Spanish--something lost to Magnitude's ears. Her lover replied in the same tongue. It sounded like they were arguing. She said something more. Suddenly, he was visible to Magnitude--solid once more and dropping to the ground.

The butcher had produced another baggy from his cargo pants. He quickly took a bite of the jerky inside. They were going to need firepower on the ground, he presumed. "Fluxx," Magnitude barked, "do you have the woman?"

Once Fluxx confirmed that he had her, Magnitude looked to the window. "Current," he shouted, "with me! Jump!"

Before the American could be safely guided to the ground, the butcher vanished completely. "Did he transform again?" Magnitude asked.

"No such luck," Eiron called down from the second level, brandishing a fire extinguisher. "Either he turned invisible, or he can teleport."

Magnitude doubted the former; if he were invisible, the Germany would still see him. As for the teleportation, he would wait for Vestige to confirm that. For now, they were left only with his woman. Fluxx had her bound and anchored. She was going nowhere... but if the man returned for her? "Talk," Magnitude ordered. "Who are you?"

The woman spat at him. "I don't have to tell you anything," she said. English. Finally, someone here spoke English.
Go ahead and interrogate, guys.
NVAE Setting - VP: 4

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Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #27: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (M&M 2E - IC)

Post by Flynnarrel » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:29 am

Fluxx uses his nose to determine if Domingo is still in the vicinity or not.

In any event, the middle of the street with a half naked woman was no place to conduct an interview. Fluxx would call the school to arrange transport for their prisoner and a crime scene team to secure the warehouse be that local authorities or what not. He'll ask Fiore and Magnitude to use a combination of plants and gravity to bind her, well aware that she could burn her way through if it were plants alone. Fluxx does make sure to collect a surface DNA sample and fingerprints from the woman before turning her binding over to the other students. Though wanting to get a DNA sample from the child he could not do so without being more invasive than he had a roght to be at this moment.

Fluxx will ask Vestige if there are any additional clothing for the woman in the loft and make sure she's dressed. He'll then ask Rusty to video tape the scene/initial questioning at least until the transport arrives to show them all accountable for their actions. Rusty is also manning the fire extinguisher his brother found.

"Current, you are better wiz people zan I. Could you spear'ead ze initial questioning while I see what I can glean from ze crime scene?" he asks.

Assuming willingness, he calls for Vestige and Eiron to help him go over the inside of the warehouse. He'll use a combination of scent and Vestige's abilities to see where Domingo spent most of his time, the teen expected this to lead to a cache of dried and drying remains. He'll take DNA samples to try to figure out how many individual victims they were looking at as well as any documentation they could find. Initially asking Buddy to collect documentation and take pictures to forestall the Greek student's growing anxiety for his father.

He quietly, in French, asks Vestige to find the bones and personal effects of the elder Greek man; giving her a meaningful glance.

In the main area where Domingo was grinding the meat, Fluxx will pull Buddy aside, alone.

He'll let his uniform's cowl and gloves melt away so he could regard the other teen face-to-face. This has taken some time by now so he hopes some questioning has gotten to take place before... whatever... happens. He'll be sure to collect the camera-phone/pictures from Buddy first.

"Buddy, zere is no easy way to say zis. Your fazer, I believe, is dead. Ze muscle tissue zat Domingo was working on bears 'is DNA." Martin gestures to the ground meat. "Rusty needs you to be strong right now." he reminds the Vindicator trainee.
I understand if you pause us to let some conversation outside happen with Buddy's... reaction... coming at a dramatically appropriate time.
Not too long, but I'll trust you to bring us in at the right time. Feel free to summarize what we learn inside and ask for whatever rolls might be needed.
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Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #27: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (M&M 2E - IC)

Post by Shock » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:40 pm

Violet Lear
HP: 4


Violet felt bile rising in her throat as she watched the video. By the end she wanted to vomit to get the feeling out of her stomach. Then she wanted to go into the house and wake her mother to scream at her. She looked at her father. How could he have participated in this? Then she wondered if there was a video of herself. Or Jessica. She grabbed the laptop and forwarded all of the emails to her own account. Then she was distracted by Herta's accusation.

"Mira? She couldn't be behind something like this. How could she?"

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Post by McGuffin » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:27 pm

Ursa
HP: 1
Cnd: Fine


Otso couldn't wait to get out of the briefing with Newton. Their encounter with Three in Oviedo had left him paranoid and mentally drained, one likely leading to another. They'd managed to recover Missus Rodriguez as well as Matteo's sister but Three had gained so much information on his teammates.

But what had him more worried than the threat of constant surveillance and spilled secrets were two things the madman had uttered. They were the real reason he was so anxious to have this be over and done with so he could focus on searching the school grounds.

"Oh, and say hi to that girlfriend of yours, Ursa! Let her know I'll see her soon,"

"I'll leave you a little present in the bushes. Come look for it when you get back. Until next time, Ursa."
Not sure how you wanna play this, either before, during or after the briefing are equally fine.
Otso Karell/Ursa, student at the New Vindicators Academy Europe.
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Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #27: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (M&M 2E - IC)

Post by Arkrite » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:36 am

Alex "Current" Murphy
HP: 1 CND: Normal

Lex was confused by Magnatude's request, but went along with it assuming that Kas knew something he didn't.

Unfortunately it was too late to as the man disappeared.
Martin wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:29 am
"Current, you are better wiz people zan I. Could you spear'ead ze initial questioning while I see what I can glean from ze crime scene?" he asks.
Lex watches Martin walk away wondering to himself how the woman had pissed off the frenchman so badly that he'd leave her with Lex.

"Oookay," Lex said, mostly to himself before turning to the woman, "Okay, you're probably right. But you do know we're going to rummage your stuff? So we're going to find out your name ourselves anyway, ya know?"

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Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #27: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (M&M 2E - IC)

Post by Gilliam » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:22 pm

Tamati "Taheka" Stevens
HP: 1
Condition: Normal
Shelby hugged Tamati tight. "This is sick," she told him.
Tamati's stomach twisted itself into knots at the images showing on the screen, how could anyone do this especially to babies their screams of pain and fear cut right through him like a hot knife through butter.

Returning Shelby's hug and needing her support more than ever "Yeah ... sick is an understatement ... its .. just so wrong. I know Home wasn't perfect but I'm sure things like this just wouldn't happen there and .." Tamati's voice trailed off as he was about to say that Violet knew who was responsible for what they are watching and had done nothing.
Violet Lear wrote: "Mira? She couldn't be behind something like this. How could she?"
"We don't know who knows what with all this. We found the killer and now we need to find whoever set them off. So do we try and set up a meeting with this Nemesis using the email or head to Vienna?"

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Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #27: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (M&M 2E - IC)

Post by Shock » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:33 pm

Violet Lear
HP: 4


"I don't want to warn Nemesis that we're on to him." Violet didn't want to believe it could be Mira. "We'll send Joseph off to Tokyo and then find someone who can track those emails."

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Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #27: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (M&M 2E - IC)

Post by Gilliam » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:03 am

Tamati "Taheka" Stevens
HP: 1
Condition: Normal


"Fair enough, I hear Tokyo is nice this time of year. So the plan is to find out who Nemesis is and then stop them. After that who did these experiments in the first place right?"

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Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #27: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (M&M 2E - IC)

Post by Shock » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:04 pm

Violet Lear
HP: 4


Violet looked at the ground and shook her head slowly. "We can't stop them. It was fifteen years ago."

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Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #27: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (M&M 2E - IC)

Post by Gilliam » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:41 am

Tamati "Taheka" Stevens
HP: 1
Condition: Normal


"Yeah what we are dealing with started fifteen years but for all we know the person doing the experiments back then could still be carrying something similar right now."

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