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Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« on: June 25, 2012, 02:58:59 PM »
The next farm appears quite normal in the distance.  You begin riding up to it by nightfall.  You can dimly make out someone sitting on a rocking chair on the porch.  He is most definitely armed.

"I 'spect you gentleman have gotten close enough for my taste.  What's your business here."


Jones: "I'm an official Constable in nearby Philadelphia, these are my associates.  We were hoping to find a place for the night."

"How do I know that's true."

Jones: "You don't.  You can let us come closer so we can talk without shouting, or we can go elsewhere."

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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 03:26:58 PM »
Jimmy snorts and mutters, "For that matter how do we know he's not going to shoot us if we attempt to leave?"

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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 03:28:54 PM »
Wilfred glances off to the side, and mumbles "Do you think he'll take half a bottle of rum?"

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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 01:47:30 AM »
"A peace offer? It didn't even come to mind. Try it, I have little patience for another gunpowder exchange."

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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 02:56:45 PM »
"Alright step out where I can see you.  Slow like please."

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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 04:40:31 PM »
Robert glances back at the rest of the group, then carefully, slowly steps out of cover, taking a few paces forward.
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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2012, 06:34:27 PM »
"You don't look like the average constable.  You look a lot like Peebles apprentice."

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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2012, 06:37:50 PM »
"Strictly speaking, I'm not a constable. You know Mr. Peebles?"
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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2012, 06:52:52 PM »
Harry steps out after Richard, leaving his Ferguson rifle on the ground behind him. "I am, strictly speaking, a constable. Harry Dresden, of Philadelphia."
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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2012, 10:25:53 PM »
"Strictly speaking, I'm not a constable. You know Mr. Peebles?"

"Who you think I bought this rifle from?  What you boys doin' out here."

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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 09:56:46 AM »
Jimmy sees no reason to interact with this man more than he already has.  Let the others make targets of themselves.

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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2012, 10:00:29 AM »
"It's a very, very complicated story." Robert glances back at where Jones and the others are. "It might be best if we told it inside."
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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2012, 10:02:52 AM »
Will throws a questioning look towards Robert as if saying 'Are you sure about this?'

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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2012, 10:04:13 AM »
Robert shrugs ever so slightly, in a "What choice do we have?" gesture.
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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2012, 10:10:20 AM »
Will carries out his widely known "Fair enough"-shrug and follows Robert.

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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2012, 01:37:16 PM »
Eric approaches, leaving his rifle behind. His pistol is inside of his jacket.
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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2012, 01:52:23 PM »
Jimmy sighs and follows along.

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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2012, 01:54:24 PM »
"This will sound...odd...but I need you gentlemen to take off your shirts and show me your belly.  Please."

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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2012, 09:03:18 PM »
Wilfred appears puzzled. "But whatever for, good sir?"

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Re: Chapter 2: Burning Farms of Death
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2012, 10:36:40 PM »
"Explanations will come when I make sure I can trust you.  It'll only take a moment.  Shirts off please."

He looks tense.  More than tense.  You realize he doesn't want to shoot you, but he's under the impression he may have to...