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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #580 on: December 08, 2023, 07:59:39 PM »
Elizabeth nods as she backs away.

"Who else should I bring, or am I coming alone?"
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #581 on: December 11, 2023, 08:02:59 PM »
"The men in power here won't let a woman make their decisions.  Bring whoever considers himself in charge, or at least his mouthpiece."

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #582 on: December 12, 2023, 11:47:21 AM »
Elizabeth nods, and heads to the rope by the building, to get back up.

Assuming the woman leaves and Elizabeth doesn't get bushwhacked by ghouls, she goes up to the building. She double-checks her pistol, even though she recently loaded it.

"...We may have a ceasefire. I think we should only shoot at anything attacking us, but not merely in the street."
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #583 on: December 12, 2023, 07:33:06 PM »
"How did you manage that?"  :o

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #584 on: December 13, 2023, 08:07:52 AM »
"I only partially understand it. I have to meet with them, along with a representative from... our side. I'm not sure what negotiations will look like. Hopefully they won't demand violence as retribution.

If there is a severe cost, I'll make sure it's mine to bear."

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #585 on: December 18, 2023, 01:39:17 AM »
"We'll be there with you."

The rest of the night is fairly uneventful (for you), but as morning arrives you realize you still have a captive.

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #586 on: December 18, 2023, 09:01:34 AM »
OOC: Can the Exile spell be used to stop a creature from possessing another? The spell says it can ban a creature from "a location".
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #587 on: December 19, 2023, 08:42:24 PM »
You would have to tie her down, build the effigy, and cast the spell.  Anyone outside the radius of the spell would still be vulnerable to control, depending on what the mechanics of that control were.

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #588 on: December 20, 2023, 09:50:07 AM »
"I don't know that I have a good way to free this woman of whatever is controlling her. We should keep her retrained and ask someone more... skilled."
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #589 on: December 24, 2023, 08:43:36 PM »
The night passes without further incident (for you anyway).  When the sun is up long enough you can see people on the streets again.

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #590 on: December 25, 2023, 05:26:28 PM »
How are the people acting? Elizabeth wants to seek out the man she'd talked to earlier who knew of Niemand. She's looking for advice on how to handle the possessed woman.
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #591 on: December 25, 2023, 05:38:22 PM »
It wasn't quite the massacre you were all fearing, but it's still not pretty.  There was quite a bit of death, and the cleanup will take days.  Rumor of your cease fire reaches the government before you can get there, and the constables meet you halfway.  The possessed woman is now catatonic and is brought with you.

"What happened?"

the city council looks openly baffled

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #592 on: January 02, 2024, 10:11:09 AM »
"As near as I can tell, we made an error moving against the ghouls.

Apparently the Haxan and ghouls have been working together quietly for some time, and the latter have been content eating our dead. We disturbed this peace with our attack.

One of the Haxan came out on the street to talk to me and proposed this. I was glad for the ceasefire, but have been warned before that the Haxan are interested in me. "
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #593 on: January 02, 2024, 10:13:43 PM »
"That's not much in the way of news, the Haxan are interested in any female who practices the Science.  It was a matter of time before they approached you.  That they had servitors we didn't know of is ill news indeed.  Especially when we aren't sure of their numbers or nature.  How are we keeping the peace?  What did you have to promise?"

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #594 on: January 03, 2024, 06:05:14 AM »
"I haven't made any promise... yet. Only that I'd meet with them. Perhaps I'm being haughty, but I wonder if I am to be bargained for."
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #595 on: January 19, 2024, 11:07:30 PM »
"The Haxan would make you an offer for your services, not us.  Not for that anyway.  Their opinion of men is...low."

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #596 on: January 20, 2024, 08:19:08 AM »
"Men as in 'males' or 'humans'?"
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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #597 on: January 20, 2024, 04:03:44 PM »
"A little of both really, but moreso the former.  Did they specify a meeting time and place?"

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #598 on: January 20, 2024, 08:23:14 PM »
"Not yet. They said they 'know where I live' and will send word.

Frankly, I hope it's sooner rather than later. It's not like I'm going to be enjoying my time whilst I wait."

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Re: Chapter 2: Haxan
« Reply #599 on: January 23, 2024, 08:26:30 PM »
A raven flies through the  open window.  There is clearly a message tied to it's leg.  A constable nervously approaches it and unties the cloth from the bird.


"Maud's Tavern.  Dusk.  2 days from now."


"Well that settles that.  Gentlemen, find out what we can about this place."

The Raven appears to be waiting.