Conversation with at 6/6/2011 1:44:19 PM on (jabber)

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(5/23/2011 10:29:11 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): A bit short for a jotun. Artie was right for once
(5/23/2011 10:29:46 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): Interesting. And our friend's first reaction to him was "giant"... it's looking like he's more filed under the Scandinavian column rather than Transylvanian.
(5/23/2011 10:30:03 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): Maintain a respectful calmness. Keep eye on Artie
(5/23/2011 10:31:07 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): Given that our sponsors / patrons seem to also be from that milieu, he is going to be someone we need to keep in mind
(5/23/2011 10:34:39 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): (We try to figure out who would be associated with cold, giants, wolves, and capable of being humanoid. It's a fairly short list comprising mainly Loki, which is not reassuring at all. We *hope* we're not playing at that level yet.)
(5/23/2011 10:34:50 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): Nate isn't up to verbal jousting with potential Loki-kin, unfortunately
(5/23/2011 10:35:11 PM) edorries: (Yup, that's where my thought process was going. Judy, however, probably doesn't know or care much about it, so I wasn't saying anything.)
(5/23/2011 10:36:13 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): (Other options include drifting more in the russian direction, some of the Old Man Winter takes match up fairly well)
(5/23/2011 10:37:26 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): We lack sufficient knowledge to play any cards. Smile, nod, commit to nothing
(5/23/2011 10:39:14 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): So, operating procedure for the next 36 hours or so: Don't go anywhere alone if possible (this probably means that Judy has to stay with Anya, as anyone else would be too suspicious). Be particularly polite to anyone who seems powerful, and probably anyone who doesn't just in case. Stay alert for magic where it doesn't belong, which is most places here.
(5/23/2011 10:39:18 PM) GM (Brad): He just smiles as people look him over, "Well, as much as I hate to cut an interesting evening short, I do have a car waiting." He turns to go, raising a hand in farewell, "Do keep that card, Mister Hammond!" And off he goes into the night.
(5/23/2011 10:40:20 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): Do we need to get another set of ashtrays?
(5/23/2011 10:43:12 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): Mike's current thought is that the potential future utility of having exchanged business cards exceeds the risk. He's not that hidden, having an office listing in the phone book and so on.
(5/23/2011 10:43:35 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): The card will probably live in a separate box in the office, though
(5/23/2011 10:44:53 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): (box of the heavy-duty M:TG card protectors, roll of lead foil, some glue... fairly easy to hack together a modern storage system)
(5/23/2011 10:48:02 PM) Chris: (Yeah, double-layer the lead, tho.)
(5/23/2011 10:49:44 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): Lead's nice but... What IS the right bane material? Iron & silver aren't thematically likely
(5/23/2011 10:50:07 PM) edorries: (Mistletoe? No, that's Baldur.)
(5/23/2011 10:50:52 PM) GM (Brad): An Ash box to store the cards in, obviously. :)
(5/23/2011 10:51:00 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): My vague memory is Ash, which doesn't work well for a card case but could be the box they are in
(5/23/2011 10:51:04 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): Percy has a skill for this
(5/23/2011 10:51:41 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): 3d6 someone please? Analyze; Mythic Weakness
(5/23/2011 10:52:15 PM) Mike Hammond (James D):

For Percy: Skill: 3d6 = 9, Success by 4 against a 13 (2, 1, 6)

(5/23/2011 10:53:37 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): (Random diversion: AsCard, the unified Asgard transit card.. just swipe past the contactless sensor on the Bifrost Bridge and pay a single montly bill!)
(5/23/2011 10:53:54 PM) GM (Brad): Tradition would dictate either alder or ash, beyond that precious metals and rune-carved gems are good.
(5/23/2011 10:53:58 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): (there are some Fates money can't buy. For everything else, there's Ascard)
(5/23/2011 10:54:21 PM) edorries: (Wouldn't that be Wyrds, not Fates?)
(5/23/2011 10:56:52 PM) cgallett: anya will start getting nurvance about tommorow
(5/23/2011 10:57:32 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): Right, check the antique shops in the morning. If that doesn't pan out, call Father Michael at St.Luke's
(5/23/2011 10:58:21 PM) cgallett: will do a sweep of the place the go back to her hotel to streatch and sleep
(5/23/2011 10:59:05 PM) GM (Brad): What are you looking for at the antique shops?
(5/23/2011 10:59:10 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): Concentrate on the performance. We'll watch the weirdness. Titania is no scarier than Having the Govenor present for Nutcracker
(5/23/2011 10:59:21 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): She just glows more
(5/23/2011 10:59:55 PM) edorries: I promise I won't steal your stuff. Really.
(5/23/2011 10:59:59 PM) GM (Brad): The theatre is clean. The only odd thing when you get back to your hotel is that the whole troupe has freshly mended shoes. All of them.
(5/23/2011 11:00:31 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): Being nice to brownies has it's perks
(5/23/2011 11:00:56 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): We have been trying to be nice to everyone who isn't evil, and even some of borderline folk.
(5/23/2011 11:00:56 PM) cgallett: no I am useing the old one! I am not breaking in a new pair for this
(5/23/2011 11:01:35 PM) cgallett: cool
(5/23/2011 11:02:42 PM) cgallett: anya will start her streatches then call it a night
(5/23/2011 11:02:58 PM) cgallett: I have to working in the morning and then that night
(5/23/2011 11:03:43 PM) GM (Brad): Yup.
(5/23/2011 11:04:41 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): I think most of us are staying in a suite, so we'll be close by; the only otherwise solo person would be Anya. We can set Judy up with a video player of some sort if she's willing to stay overnight with Judy and her mundane roommate
(5/23/2011 11:04:55 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): er, Judy stay with Anya and her mundane ballet roomate
(5/23/2011 11:05:41 PM) edorries: Judy will be good and not look through the roommate's stuff. Much.
(5/23/2011 11:05:47 PM) GM (Brad): Most of the troupe is either in doubles for the more advanced dancers or quads for the corps. The people -running- things have singles.
(5/23/2011 11:06:47 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): Monochrome hq is gmt +1, right? Odds are I get Gard's voicemail tonight
(5/23/2011 11:07:41 PM) GM (Brad): The joys of autocomplete.
(5/23/2011 11:08:03 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): MONOC hq. Bloody phone is "helping"
(5/23/2011 11:08:54 PM) edorries: I didn't do it!
(5/23/2011 11:09:13 PM) GM (Brad): Gard actually picks up. "This is Gard. How are you Mr. Cartwright?"
(5/23/2011 11:10:53 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): Good morning, ms. Gard. I think the term is "whelmed". We're still workin on if it is over or under at thin point.
(5/23/2011 11:11:39 PM) GM (Brad): Gard: Well, that is certainly a marked difference from my week thus far. What has so whelmed you, Mr. Cartwright?
(5/23/2011 11:14:23 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): Unseilie incursions, major potential high court visitations, and meetin a new player in the Incorporated Metaphysical Agencies category. We were hoping Monoc had some information on the last one
(5/23/2011 11:15:04 PM) GM (Brad): Gard: ... Do you have a name?
(5/23/2011 11:16:01 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): Fairbaugh & Sons, attorneys at law
(5/23/2011 11:16:35 PM) GM (Brad): Gard is quiet for a moment, "I see. Older or younger?"
(5/23/2011 11:17:58 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): He *looked* older, but that' kind of meaningless given the day we've had.
(5/23/2011 11:18:42 PM) GM (Brad): Gard: I'll definitely need to pass that along. Did he say anything to you?
(5/23/2011 11:18:46 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): Had panache. Style. *Presence*
(5/23/2011 11:19:32 PM) cgallett: Roll(3d6)+0:
(5/23/2011 11:20:03 PM) GM (Brad): I hope that wasn't for anything more important than taking off makeup, Anya. :)
(5/23/2011 11:20:16 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): we're destined for great things. And that he had business back in the city, rather that stay for a Midsummer's performance with Herself potentially in attendance
(5/23/2011 11:21:15 PM) cgallett: with a roll like that Anya will not be able to sleep and deside to go get some air and a dink
(5/23/2011 11:21:53 PM) GM (Brad): Gard: So, he's in New York. Wonderful. We'll have to keep our eyes open on this end, I suggest you do the same on yours Mr. Cartwright.
(5/23/2011 11:22:42 PM) edorries: Well, your out-of-bodyguard will be happy to tag along.
(5/23/2011 11:23:33 PM) Percy Cartwright (Nate): We will. I hope there's a briefing somewhere along the way. How heavily should we ward his business card?
(5/23/2011 11:26:00 PM) cgallett: I could use something friuty with an unbrila
(5/23/2011 11:26:33 PM) GM (Brad): Gard: Not heavily, an ash box some place isolated should be sufficient. There may be some sort of link, but I doubt that it will be very strong. Did he say why he was there at all? If he'd meant you ill he could have done a great deal of it.
(5/23/2011 11:27:07 PM) edorries: Cute poolboy?
(5/23/2011 11:27:54 PM) cgallett: sory that pool boy like to play with his own kind
(5/23/2011 11:27:55 PM) nmorse: Our hypothesis was that he wanted to watch the mischief the Dreds were up to. That _seems_ wrapped up, we'll send in the usual report.
(5/23/2011 11:28:25 PM) edorries: <shrug> Just gonna look, right?
(5/23/2011 11:29:59 PM) GM (Brad): Gard: Which would imply that he knew of it, in the first place. I'll look forward to you report, it will certainly be more interesting than riding herd on minor league baseball team.
(5/23/2011 11:31:22 PM) nmorse: Sorry, in spite of it all, I think we're happier riding herd on a pack of ballerinas. Not going to trade.
(5/23/2011 11:32:00 PM) GM (Brad): Gard chuckles on her end of the phone, "I can't blame you. Trading Saratoga Springs for Trenton would be quite the sacrifice."
(5/23/2011 11:33:52 PM) nmorse: That's about it then. Oh, the Seelie side kind of sent an agent of their own as well. "Artie" ring any alarm bells?
(5/23/2011 11:36:18 PM) GM (Brad): Gard: Artie? Vaguely British flake with a pixie ... associate? The name he gave us a while back was Arthur Pevensie IV.
(5/23/2011 11:38:13 PM) nmorse: That's got to be him. As long as he's the halfblood free agent he seems to be, and not Arwan undercover, I'm happy
(5/23/2011 11:38:59 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): I'm hoping that's an assumed name and that I don't have to move the Narnia books over to the nonfiction shelf
(5/23/2011 11:39:31 PM) GM (Brad): Gard: ... We're ... mostly certain that he isn't. And, yes, we're assuming that it's assumed as well.
(5/23/2011 11:40:42 PM) nmorse: That
(5/23/2011 11:41:46 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): (I'm visualizing Mike's apartment... large room with bookcase on one end labeled "Fiction", one on the other end labeled "Non-Fiction", and a long row of books down the side wall in between that aren't immediately obvious how they're organized. Occasionally the astute visitor will notice that he's moved a book or set much closer to one end...)
(5/23/2011 11:42:57 PM) nmorse: That's it then. We'll be looking forward to the briefing files. Good luck, blessed be, ite Deo.
(5/23/2011 11:43:48 PM) GM (Brad): Gard: I'll pass that along as well. Fool though he may appear, the man is something of a hero.
(5/23/2011 11:44:31 PM) nmorse: He defeated Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, and the wolfman today all by himself.
(5/23/2011 11:44:36 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): (hmm... Judy is sort of technically underage, but I don't think that stopped her when she was alive, let alone now. Is Anya going to call anyone else?)
(5/23/2011 11:45:09 PM) nmorse: *aside to room* "Oh crap, has anyone checked to see where the mummy ended up?"
(5/23/2011 11:45:29 PM) Mike Hammond (James D): Umm.... (as we fade to black, somewhere on a side street, a shambling figure lumbers sloooowly along...)
(5/23/2011 11:45:45 PM) GM (Brad): Sounds good to me!
(5/23/2011 11:48:00 PM) edorries: (There's probably a fake ID in her spectral purse.)
(5/23/2011 11:48:35 PM) edorries: (And cigarettes, despite not having any matches. A touch of divine punishment there, I think!)
(5/23/2011 11:48:45 PM) GM (Brad): And on that note, good night! I'll be sending out an email with XP ... as soon as I figure out how many sessions we've had ...
(5/23/2011 11:49:47 PM) Mike Hammond (James D):

Apparantly they sponsor the Trenton Thunder:

(5/23/2011 11:50:45 PM) cgallett: nightnight all
(5/23/2011 11:51:35 PM) edorries: Night!
(5/23/2011 11:52:08 PM) GM (Brad): At one point this was their logo.
(5/23/2011 11:52:10 PM) GM (Brad):
(5/23/2011 11:52:34 PM) GM (Brad):
(5/23/2011 11:53:47 PM) GM (Brad): Night!
(5/23/2011 11:53:58 PM) edorries: <wave>
(1:58:33 PM) shurato2099: blah