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New Del Rio

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:24 am
by Technospawn
The sun was high overhead when @Peta Chante spotted the walled city. The sun was reflecting off the wall making it hard to get a count of the guards but the wall was patrolled. He could see one large gate on this side and traffic was lining up to enter the city. A half dozen guards were checking the travelers as they entered.

From his vantage in the air @Watcher could see that the city was bustling inside the wall. People and d-bees were swarming everywhere in the city.

How are you approaching the city? Are you going armed for war? Is everyone going in?

Re: New Del Rio

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:18 am
by Vikon Athir
New Del Rio
Round 0

Vikon sat up as they approached New Del Rio. He had never been to a city before. New Alamo wasn’t that big of a settlement. Until Castle Refuge, it had been the biggest he’d known. The young man looked at the walls and the line of vehicles backed up at the gate to get inside.

“It’s so big!” the young man gaped.

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Character Info
Pace: 6; Parry: 6; Toughness: 13 (5)
Bennies: 4/3
PP: 15/15
Powers: Barrier, blast, bolt, burst, damage field, detect arcana, protection
Variable Trappings: Water, Fire, Steam
Pistol Ammo: 20/20
  • 2 x spare short clips 20 each
First Aid Kit: 3/3
Credits: 1700
Encumbrance: 42/60
Hindrances: Heroic, Loyal, Stubborn
All Thumbs (Minor): All Thumbs inflicts a −2 penalty when using mechanical or electrical devices.
Channeling: Raise on a Power reduces its Power Point cost by 1. This can take it to 0.:
Danger Sense (in nature only)
Elemental Brotherhood: Fusionists can see and uncannily converse with all elemental entities, including spirits of light/dark, even if invisible. Such beings see them as brothers and will offer or request aid if needed, though they aren't suicidal.
Gifted: Can’t use TW gear
Natural Healing: While in nature, once per day. While at a life sign source, once per hour.
Primal Conduit: May Siphon Power Points from willing elemental beings or sources of their life sign (by Size) gaining the benefits of ley line proximity from sites of primal energy.
  • Double range and duration of powers.
  • Attack powers: +2 damage
  • Defensive powers: +1 Toughness
  • Double PP regained while resting.

Re: New Del Rio

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:09 pm
by Trowel
Trowel honked at the guards (Two quick beeps as was customary at the burb check points) and drove the stolen vehicle in on as much of an unthreatening vector as possible. He did not know what their deal was. Looking is over like we were a sack of Mrs McDonald’s Potatoes. But he knew what guards of their ilk did to his kind back in the burbs. He mumbled a bit nervous, “Taking is in nice and easy... Hold it together... Hold it.”

Re: New Del Rio

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:34 pm
by Watcher
After his fly over, Watcher returns to the party and lets them consider what is ahead. "How should we approach the city only a couple miles ahead? Should we not let them see our power so they fear us and do not risk angering us?"

The Sphinx' opinion on the matter being obvious as he lands and prepares himself with some cleaning and preening before moving on towards them town.
Vikon Athir wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:18 am “It’s so big!” the young man gaped.
"Do you think so? How many do you think are in this city?" Watcher asks, always wanting to hear more from others.

Trowel wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:09 pm Trowel honked at the guards (Two quick beeps as was customary at the burb check points) and drove the stolen vehicle in on as much of an unthreatening vector as possible. He did not know what their deal was. Looking is over like we were a sack of Mrs McDonald’s Potatoes. But he knew what guards of their ilk did to his kind back in the burbs. He mumbled a bit nervous, “Taking is in nice and easy... Hold it together... Hold it.”
Hearing over the radio the young man's anxiety Watcher asks. "Why do you worry, this is not a place of law or order. If we obey their rules will they not risk our wrath and stay clear?"

Re: New Del Rio

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:55 am
by Orius
Orius looked to the city and frowned, it looked like a dump next to the glory of dweomer.

“Watcher, I am going to stay here and work on Bastion. I’ll watch over the camp if we are not taking the mountaineer into the city.”

Re: New Del Rio

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:05 pm
by Peta Chante
Cities were an uncomfortable place for a Psi-Stalker, but new Del Rio was just enough of a wild west show for Peta to be somewhat comfortable. Joining up with the rest of the group he whispers to Niakit to disappear but stay close. Having a giant wolf leap from the great beyond was a handy backup plan. Long arms weren't generally allowed inside walled cities, but that didn't matter much as the albino vampire hunter was bristling with pistols of various make and tech level. Sniffing the air he frowns, "This place stinks, Let's do our business and get the hell out of here."

Re: New Del Rio

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:37 am
by Vela
The commotion and sudden crosstalk awakened Vela from one of her naps, and she sat up in the mountaineer and stretched herself one limb at a time as she blinked and halfheartedly listened to what people were saying. Then she pushed up to the pair of seats in the front to get a glimpse through the vehicle's windscreen forward.

It took a second to orient herself, but the conclusion was inescapable. Vela remembered her last time through this place.

"New Del Rio," the werejaguar said. She yawned then and added, "It is the last...city we will find on the way. It is...ah...dirty, and there are many fighting. Also, vampires come often here to feed. Sometimes the stupid ones will walk in the open. Bring what you need to kill them."

Re: New Del Rio

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:36 am
by Technospawn
New Del Rio
4 April 110PA
Late afternoon

As they approached the gate, the guard waived for them to slow down and then stop in front of him. He glanced over the occupants and the cargo and then said "the new marshal is bringin' order to the town. No fightin', no killin', and no burnin' the town down. Keep ya nose clean and ya can stay. Start trouble and ya go on the bar." He nodded his head to a silver bar with holes in it that was suspended about 10 feet above the ground. Luckily there was no one in it now.

@Watcher had been told to meet the contact in the central market at noon. The contact would be in the market each day at noon and stay for about 1 hour. He was also giving a description of the contact. It was too late today to try and make contact. They would need to wait till tomorrow.

The town was dirty as @Vela had said. As they drove through the town some sections were clean and taken care of, but most weren't. And some were down right squalor. Did they stay for the protection of the walls? Did the walls protect them? Vela said the vamps came here to feed. Did the guards not stop them?

You have about 20 hours to kill before you can make contact. What are you doing to kill the time? Are you staying in town and finding a room? Are you sleeping out in wild?

Re: New Del Rio

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:08 pm
by Watcher
Watcher slows down a little to listen to the guard share his version of how thing will be in town. Nodding to the guard he asks. "Should we need lodgings for a couple nights, where should we go?"

Once they have the information Watcher moves through the streets to the place indicated then looking to the rest of the team asks, "Should one of you reserve us a residence?" Knowing he was to large to casually move around anyplace here not designed for the so called Pogtal Dragon Slayers that have been known to roam this far north on occasion.

An evening of dance would be amazing, and listening to the stories of those who live here in this land he had not previously seen would be supreme. So as time allows Watcher listens to and encourages as many stories as possible from the locals.

Re: New Del Rio

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:40 am
by Vikon Athir
New Del Rio
Round 0

“We are not here for trouble, sir guardian,” Vikon tells the guard checking them as they pass through the gate. “Thank you for your service.”

Vikon was sad to see the garbage and refuse in the streets. He could sense the river nearby, outside the walls, and how sickly it was. He felt cut off from nature here, though he still felt his powers.

“A good place to rest for the night would be wise,” Vikon agreed with Watcher. He looked to Vela, who had been through the city before. “Sister Ashlynn mentioned she had befriended a pegasus here before, and that it got her on the bad side of the city’s ruler. Do you recommend a place to stay? Where did you stay before?”

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Character Info
Pace: 6; Parry: 6; Toughness: 13 (5)
Bennies: 4/3
PP: 15/15
Powers: Barrier, blast, bolt, burst, damage field, detect arcana, protection
Variable Trappings: Water, Fire, Steam
Pistol Ammo: 20/20
  • 2 x spare short clips 20 each
First Aid Kit: 3/3
Credits: 1700
Encumbrance: 42/60
Hindrances: Heroic, Loyal, Stubborn
All Thumbs (Minor): All Thumbs inflicts a −2 penalty when using mechanical or electrical devices.
Channeling: Raise on a Power reduces its Power Point cost by 1. This can take it to 0.:
Danger Sense (in nature only)
Elemental Brotherhood: Fusionists can see and uncannily converse with all elemental entities, including spirits of light/dark, even if invisible. Such beings see them as brothers and will offer or request aid if needed, though they aren't suicidal.
Gifted: Can’t use TW gear
Natural Healing: While in nature, once per day. While at a life sign source, once per hour.
Primal Conduit: May Siphon Power Points from willing elemental beings or sources of their life sign (by Size) gaining the benefits of ley line proximity from sites of primal energy.
  • Double range and duration of powers.
  • Attack powers: +2 damage
  • Defensive powers: +1 Toughness
  • Double PP regained while resting.

Re: New Del Rio

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:51 am
by Peta Chante
Staying in the city would be unpleasant but not unbearable. At least it was somewhat safe, although people could be as bad as monsters sometimes. While waiting for the others to small talk and find lodgings, Peta makes a mental note to look up a few people in town. There were some gangs here who might know more about vampires roaming the streets. If they were going to stay the night he might as well get some sport out of it.

Piping up after the others have finished he inquires about vampires, "Is there a bounty on blood suckers in this town?"

Re: New Del Rio

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:35 pm
by Trowel
Trowel stopped the vehicle and grabbed his gear desperate to leave the uncomfortable confines. Quickly he said, “I’ll find us a place to stay that has a nice room for you Watcher! Vik common keep me alive and all that.”
He did not really need adult supervision but Vik knew some tales of actual legends, and Trowel was all ears for that. “Tell me some more about this Pegasus.”

He scampered into the city hopefully with the rugged elementalist looking for a top notch inn that would be friendly to a Sphinx.

Re: New Del Rio

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:22 am
by Vikon Athir
New Del Rio
Round 0

“Um, sure,” Vikon said. He didn’t know if he was the best for navigating the city, but Trowell seemed to know what he was doing, and he could keep an eye on the kid if any trouble happened.

“Well, as I heard tell, the son of the city leader had a special harness that turned the pegasus into a regular horse. Sister Ashlynn removed it and gave it its wings back,” he explained to Trowell.

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Character Info
Pace: 6; Parry: 6; Toughness: 13 (5)
Bennies: 4/3
PP: 15/15
Powers: Barrier, blast, bolt, burst, damage field, detect arcana, protection
Variable Trappings: Water, Fire, Steam
Pistol Ammo: 20/20
  • 2 x spare short clips 20 each
First Aid Kit: 3/3
Credits: 1700
Encumbrance: 42/60
Hindrances: Heroic, Loyal, Stubborn
All Thumbs (Minor): All Thumbs inflicts a −2 penalty when using mechanical or electrical devices.
Channeling: Raise on a Power reduces its Power Point cost by 1. This can take it to 0.:
Danger Sense (in nature only)
Elemental Brotherhood: Fusionists can see and uncannily converse with all elemental entities, including spirits of light/dark, even if invisible. Such beings see them as brothers and will offer or request aid if needed, though they aren't suicidal.
Gifted: Can’t use TW gear
Natural Healing: While in nature, once per day. While at a life sign source, once per hour.
Primal Conduit: May Siphon Power Points from willing elemental beings or sources of their life sign (by Size) gaining the benefits of ley line proximity from sites of primal energy.
  • Double range and duration of powers.
  • Attack powers: +2 damage
  • Defensive powers: +1 Toughness
  • Double PP regained while resting.

Re: New Del Rio

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:48 am
by Watcher
As the two begin to split off on their own Watcher halts them for an important question. "Do you think it is better to stay in larger groups and maintain contact with one another in case of trouble?"

Then looking around to the others he adds. "Who is willing to join them to form a group of three?" Once the group of three is formed Watcher relaxes a little as they head off knowing that they will be more likely to have one of them escape if ambushed or if their mission fails.

Re: New Del Rio

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:37 pm
by Trowel
Trowel’s enthusiasm at Vik’s sordid retelling of the Pegas’ tale was almost sidelined by Watcher’s apt if not boring question. Heck yeah Pegas’ and a harness man! This guy has the details down... Ugggg another adult...?

Vik it appeared was the least like an adult of the bunch and it would just break Trowel if a third wheel was added unless it was bat coming with. There were things you could do with a bat humansized or otherwise that would grease the wheels in a town like this.

Trowel pipped up quickly, “Eliza... Totally should come with us.”

Back to Vik, he continued to pry for details about the legendary Hero Ashlyn, “What kind of harness are we talking about?”

Re: New Del Rio

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:16 am
by Vikon Athir
New Del Rio
Round 0

Watcher suggested a third person accompany them. Vikon figured it might be a good idea. Trowell volunteered Eliza.before returning to questioning him.

“Ehm, it was a riding bridle, I believe,” Vikon answered Trowell’s question. “I think she destroyed it, so it could not be used to enslave another.” He paused. “Or she put it on that no good son of a bitch and turned him into a horse for a while. It would have served him right.”

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Character Info
Pace: 6; Parry: 6; Toughness: 13 (5)
Bennies: 4/3
PP: 15/15
Powers: Barrier, blast, bolt, burst, damage field, detect arcana, protection
Variable Trappings: Water, Fire, Steam
Pistol Ammo: 20/20
  • 2 x spare short clips 20 each
First Aid Kit: 3/3
Credits: 1700
Encumbrance: 42/60
Hindrances: Heroic, Loyal, Stubborn
All Thumbs (Minor): All Thumbs inflicts a −2 penalty when using mechanical or electrical devices.
Channeling: Raise on a Power reduces its Power Point cost by 1. This can take it to 0.:
Danger Sense (in nature only)
Elemental Brotherhood: Fusionists can see and uncannily converse with all elemental entities, including spirits of light/dark, even if invisible. Such beings see them as brothers and will offer or request aid if needed, though they aren't suicidal.
Gifted: Can’t use TW gear
Natural Healing: While in nature, once per day. While at a life sign source, once per hour.
Primal Conduit: May Siphon Power Points from willing elemental beings or sources of their life sign (by Size) gaining the benefits of ley line proximity from sites of primal energy.
  • Double range and duration of powers.
  • Attack powers: +2 damage
  • Defensive powers: +1 Toughness
  • Double PP regained while resting.