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2,157 posts. Alias of Dennis Harry.


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Not yet :-)

As the night begins I will award XP, we are very close to the evening. I will do updates tomorrow.


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Alessandro Khadaji

Beshter laughs softly but you see panic well up in his features, "Alessandro? That is certainly a good Italian name but wait when did we arrive in Venice? That is a terrible idea! Narses I think has contact with Kestral! He will come after us again! 1309? No, its is not possible I could not have lost an entire century, could I...?"

The intelligence occult roll avails nothing.


Sorry Xing, Lorenzo already stepped away from you. You did not hear that exchange as you remained outside the Inn. Lorenzo assume Xings question did not take place.


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Lorenzo Cappelli & Xing Shi

With that confirmation, Lorenzo you are finally get Dominic away from women and back to the task at hand.

You, Dominic, and Moses enter the Inn and see an opulent front lobby. There are people milling about here including at a very nice bar serving drinks to people. It appears to be a place where foreigners with means stay in the city.

Dominic walks to the front desk and begins to make arrangements leaving you standing next to Moses, "It appears your brother wishes to hide in plain sight so to speak".


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Baldemar de Frisia and Andrew the Hardy

Sir Martin chimes in, "Or perhaps they do not wish to see the transaction through to fruition".


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Alessandro Khadaji

As you watch Beshter closely you see that he is breathing, much like Alyssa is breathing, it must be that he like her is somehow inhabiting the body of a mortal and traveling by day. The scars on the back of his neck are odd, almost as if someone pulled the flesh into a certain position and left it there, not noticeable to the lazy eye but to an observant one like yours, there is something amiss there. You don't sense any differences that are detectable.

Beshter turns to you, the look in his eye noticeably different than it has been for the last few days.

"Sadir! Have we arrived? I fear I have lapsed again, the memories flood in and it is hard to control myself, Michael never spent time in torpor, so many memories its so hard to control... It looks rather bright outside, has the sun gone down yet? I see a sewer entrance here but I am not sure we should enter without having spoken with any of the Nosferatu first. I am starting to feel like this was a bad idea coming to Paris..."


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Michael Santo

Francois looks a bit surprised at your response, "And you do not wish for me to accompany you? You take your life in your hands by traveling the city alone".


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Baldemar de Frisia and Andrew the Hardy

Federico looks a bit nervous at the appearance of the two nights despite your reassurances. "We could meet with them today? It is already 2 in the afternoon but I suppose stopping in and asking if they have made arrangements with financiers would be a good idea. Certainly I am anxious to start my new business having quit with the Cappelli's last week".

Sir Baldemar speaks up, "I believe the family themselves are bankers, perhaps you can inquire about receiving financing from them directly".


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Lorenzo Cappelli & Xing Shi

My apologies, I did not set the scene u that well. You are both sitting at tables and chairs outside of the Inn. There is a single server waltzing around taking orders but he is not very motivated. There is no bar outside, he must run in to fulfill all orders. Dominic waived him over but he has yet to respond.

Dominic grins and stands to go with Lorenzo, "You are staying here Xing? I would love to meet with you later this evening".


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Lorenzo Cappelli & Xing Shi

Lorenzo as you catch up, it appears to be too late as Dominic has already engaged the young lady in conversation, he is correct though she is attractive and exotic the likes of which you have never seen before.

"I can get you a drink my Lady", Xing the man looks around for a waiter as someone who looks not at all amused arrives...

Xing and Lorenzo feel free to interact.


All plots have been updated, night is approaching...

Still have not heard from Baldemar. I will keep his slot open as his character is now intricately linked to the plot. If he returns so be it. If not, we will stay at 6, at least for the time being.


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Michele Querini

After your visit with your cousin do you want to stop home first or go to visit your father first? Your eventual destination is your father's house so it may make sense to stop home first. PLus you need to give your new "wife" instructions as you will be gone for at least a few days...


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Michael Santo

You complete your training, exhausted you head out of the basement and upstairs, finding no one in the safe house.

Fracois follows you upstairs, "You should rest here for the time being Signore Santo unless you have matters to attend to and need my assistance?"


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Lorenzo Cappelli & Xing Shi

Xing , you return to hotel in the late afternoon sitting at a table waiting for your employer to arrive. The feeling that you know Alessandro gnaws at the back of your mind, perhaps Luigi Vespucci mentioned the name in the past, checking with him may be in order, though it sees he is less than thrilled with you based on messages you received from Andrew. You sigh as life in this city and this job is much more complicated that you suspected it would be.

Lorenzo , with a few bags in tow, carried by the brawny Moses, your band cuts its way across the city keeping your eyes and ears out for the Volkov's. The cloak over Moses' head deflects unwanted attention from natives of the city based on his heritage but you still feel as if you are being watched, Dominic brushes it of as mere paranoia. Your fears seem unwarranted though as you arrive near the front of the Way of Kings Inn unmolested and according to Moses, not followed. Just as you are about to arrive, Dominic's head nearly swivels off of his neck. "Pause a moment brother, I must attend to something". Before you or Moses can object he makes a beeline to an exotic looking woman sitting alone at an outside table near the entrance... What do you do?

Xing , as you keep your eyes scanning the area, you see a man approach with a large grin on his face. He is handsome for a Gaijin though his manner is quite forward, "My Lady, you are the most beautiful woman I have ever laid eyes on in my fair city, can I get your name?"


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Alessandro Khadaji

You watch the woman fade into the distance, thoughts on her motives as you go again underneath the bridge and see Beshter waiting for you. He appears to have a far away glassy look in his eyes. In fact, he does not seem to be registering your presence at all...

What do you do?


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Baldemar de Frisia and Andrew the Hardy

As you pass into Federico's neighborhood you begin to hear mutterings from the residents, their mutterings focus on the presence of your two comrades who wear the emblem of the cross.

Baldemar seems calm but Sir Martin keeps his hand resting on his hilt, uneasy to say the least.

However, all three of you armed to the teeth keeps any would be challengers in their darkened doorways and alleys as the afternoon sun sinks in the sky.

You enter Federico's building and knock on his front door. After a shirt wait he answers, his smile becomes a more muted tone as he sees the two men with you, "Ciao Andrew, who are your friends?"


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Michele Querini

Marco embraces you back, "Be well my cousin. I hope to see you soon".


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Baldemar de Frisia and Andrew the Hardy

Baldemar shakes his head, "I have been in residence here for decades Lord Andrew. This is the first time I have seen such a reaction from the Doge's men. In fact, this is the first time I can remember the Doge having so many "men". These fools seem to think that because our tabards have crosses that we are lickspittles to the Pope. We are not, while we respect his authority we answer to the Grandmaster not the Holy See. The rukus, or dispute, is over the fact that the Venetians have taken the City of Ferrera in the north of Italy as a protectorate, a vassal state really. The Pope is an enemy of the Venetians so has sought to block this political power move using the armies of his Italian allies as his force. Until now I had thought the dispute would be resolved but it seems to be effecting the entire city. That being said, if you could acquire letters of dispensation for Sir Martin and I to carry our weapons, this would be most welcome".

Sir Martin watches the Doge's men walk away with a look of disgust. "Let's get to this Federico before another confrontation takes place".


PM'ed him. Could have sworn I did that a month ago!


It seems that Baldemar has gone awol. Should we: (1) allow him more time to return since his absence has not been all that disruptive anyway, (2) close the group at 6 players, or (3) recruit a new player?

Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks!


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Alessandro Khadaji & Xing Shi

Xing as you await the two men's exit from beneath the bridge you hear a voice behind you!

"Young lady, this is no place to be skulking... Come. What is it? How can we help you?"

You turn to find the man you were following asking you the above stated question. Even this close you still cannot place where you have met him. It seems he spotted you and approached from the opposite side of the bridge.

Xing, what do you do? Note that you are on a fairly busy street with numerous observers so drawing one of your no doubt hidden daggers would not be a great choice, plus you are not sure where this man's companion is...


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Michele Querini

"You speak as if he were already dead! I will not believe it, they may have Ferrara surrounded but I do not give up hope so easily. What I give up is believing that our current Doge or those on the Grand Council are seeing things clearly. This IS the time for action cousin. Tell me, will you leave the city now when the Pope has threatened excommunication? What will happen if this takes place? How will you ensure your safety amongst our enemies when the protection of our lagoons do not provide you with succor?"


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Baldemar de Frisia and Andrew the Hardy

The guardsman looks at the paper presented and hands it back to you Andrew. "I suggest you acquire paperwork for these men as well if they are with you. Mind your tone man of God, the Popes aggression against the Venetian people is not appreciated. Be thankful we are not as barbaric as your leader lest we hang you from our gates as a warning to those who would mean us harm".

Baldemar, seemingly understanding the situation, wisely does not respond to the taunt and you are all allowed to go on your way.

"The situation grows more desperate than we thought", Sir Martin comments as you continue your walk to Federico's neighborhood.

I will allow you to walk and talk with the Templars 'tll you arrive Andrew. If Baldemar return in the middle of this segment that is great. If not he will become a full-fledged DMPC.


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Michael Santo

"Francois will train you. We have set up a small gymnasium in the lower bowels of this building for you to practice. It will take time we do not have for you to become proficient, however, a little training is better than none at all. Please begin".

Francois grins and gestures for you to follow him. This will kill the remainder of the afternoon, I will get back to you as others catch up to you in time.


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Baldemar de Frisia and Andrew the Hardy

"My apologies My Lord. Simply produce your papers and we shall let you go on your way. Are these men also given the same dispensation?"

Baldemar shakes his head, "My dispensation comes from God, I need no paperwork from Man. I have roamed these streets with sword in my sheathe before the current Doge's rise to power and never have I drawn it without purpose on these streets".


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Michele Querini

"Is it not obvious cousin? The Doge must be overthrown and a leader with sanity and clarity put in his place! If not, well, perhaps the Grand Council has seen its time come and go..."


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Alessandro:

Beshter shrugs, "Reach out to her, I shall remain here and ponder your line of questions. As you can well imagine, I am curious as to how you came to these revelations".

Remember, you encountered her as IlCorvo wearing your disguise. What do you do?


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Baldemar de Frisia and Andrew the Hardy

Baldemar states, "Very well then. Let us find this Federico and discuss with him when and how we shall approach these merchants".

As you all begin to walk towards Federico's neighborhood a cadre of guardsmen flag you down, "Ho there Signore's, halt. You may not carry unbounded weapons by decree of the Doge himself!"

The words of the guardsman attract attention from those who are passing you by...

What do you do?


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Michele Querini

"Bah, he will not listen to you, he is a cautious old man. What else, Cousin? Is the death of my father at the hands of the Pope not enough!"


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Lorenzo Cappelli

Alright, pause here for a moment.


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Michael Santo

Sergei sighs, "Very well. You are here, keep yourself close at hand. We need you alive. Now, the best bet is to have us case the area near where the two victims were located. These creatures have specified hunting grounds. From the street, the roof, and the lagoon we should monitor activity until we can catch this monster in the act. You will need training on how to properly incapacitate one of these creatures. That will be your immediate task".


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Alessandro:
Bashter/Talisman giggles, "Yes, of course mortal it is the daytime no? She is an eastener, from Cathay".


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Baldemar de Frisia and Andrew the Hardy

Sir Martin gives you sideway look, "Pipeweed? No thank you Lord Andrew, our immediate concern is the task at hand. Do you believe that Federico can arrange a meeting for us which will allow us to meet with the Giovanni with fewer suspicions?"

Sir Baldemar nods slowly as if in agreement about Sir Martin's proposal.


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Lorenzo Cappelli

Moses nods.

Do you want to follow your brother's lead on this?


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Baldemar de Frisia and Andrew the Hardy

Baldemar responds, "Our best approach may be to seek a business transaction with them. Certainly, the Templars have had dealings with them in the past. From there we can determine if any strange occurrences have taken place. If they seem put off perhaps they are a part of the conspiracy".


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Lorenzo Cappelli

"The Way of Kings Inn, it is in the heart of the political center of the city. This Volkov would be made to strike at us in the heartbeat of our fair city!"

He dashes off into his bedroom to pack. Moses shrugs, "It is not a terrible idea".


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Xing Shi

You continue to follow the man and his customer, he appears to be a tour guide of some sort. They pause as they step beneath a bridge in the lagoon as they have done several times already.


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Alessandro Khadaji:
He grins at you in response, [b] "So you know more than you let on Alessandro. Tell me, is the young woman tailing us following me or you do you think?"


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Michele Querini

"No Michele, I have heard from my father. They are surrounded by Papal allies at Ferrara. Still yet the Doge will not give up this foolish fight! I wish I could do something to assist him instead I am stuck here. Your father reprimands me while the Doge takes foolish risks with the Venetian people and our interests!"


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Michael Santo

Sergei glares at you, "My sister, a much more capable person than you has vanished. You are important to our ability to explore the streets and set traps for your enemies. I sent your family away to ensure that they could not be used against you. This is a dangerous time, you are lucky you were not killed, and it was dumb luck to be sure that they were not at your house already waiting. You have seen only what servants of these monsters can do, the creatures themselves are far more fearsome, if you think this a game then go out on your own and fight! We run and hide to keep alive and strike only when WE have the advantage. Now are you with us or not?"


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Xing Shi

Your meeting is not until the evening. Let me know if you follow until the sun begins to dip or break off sooner.


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Alessandro Khadaji

Talisman nods, "Yes. Life is a long and twisting road. One never knows when opportunities will arise that give them a second chance at something they thought long lost. Sometimes, the hard part is keeping it together so that we are present and ready to accept opportunities when they arise, even in the face of duties which would appear to us as less important at the moment but to our Masters as critical".

As the day grows longer, your guest asks many interesting questions about the subterranean depths of the city. The knowledge which these common folk provide is astounding as is the technical nature of their responses (at least in most cases). Certainly these locations are utilized by many transients in the city something which had never occurred to you in the past. In addition, it seems that at all hours of the day and night people access these spots to go down and up, whether to do work or to have clandestine meetings.

Some of the people that Talisman questions are not so forthcoming and eye he and you with suspicion before moving on.

ST Shadow ONLY:
Talisman Perception+Alertness 9d10 ⇒ (2, 6, 10, 5, 1, 3, 4, 10, 7) = 48


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Baldemar de Frisia and Andrew the Hardy

We may have lost Baldemar over the long hiatus, for now I will DMPC him.

Baldemar considers your explanation, "Perhaps our first step then is to visit these gravediggers and inquire as to whether they have seen any suspicious characters lurking about while they ply their trade. Can you lead us to these people Lord Andrew?"


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Lorenzo Cappelli

Moses shrugs, "The spot I picked last night is safe enough but I am not sure I can ensure your brothers safety there. Perhaps an Inn?

Dominic smiles, "I know just the place! Very visible, very nice. Let me pack a few things and we can go!"


Hey updates tomorrow. Last week was crazy and the wife was away this weekend!


The Saker's take on recent developments in the Ukraine.

The Saker. .


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Baldemar de Frisia and Andrew the Hardy

Sir Martin presses his point, "Yes, but the priest said you led them to the swamps, what prompted you to go there if not this ghost you claim to have encountered?"


Venice by Day – Monday March 10, 1309

Xing Shi

Xing, you are easily able to follow these two fellows.

They tour the city canals and meet with men who seem to handle the duties of cleaning out subterranean entrances to the canals and the buildings next to them.

A very odd thing to do, at least odd to you anyway. Those canals smell awful!

As you follow you still cannot determine where you know the man from you thought you recognized. He is of Middle Eastern descent which is certainly throwing you off, you don't ever remember having met such a man in your life.

You have been following them for an hour thus far and it is anout 1 in the afternoon. How long do you want to follow for?


ST Shadow ONLY:
Alessandro Perception+Alertness roll 5d10 ⇒ (1, 1, 3, 5, 5) = 15


Xing. Re-roll your Stealth check.

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