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The Iceman Cometh: Pitch Black
Dramatis Personae

Black & Howell Davis as ST

12 January, 2017


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Location

The Warrens


Strange tunnels underground? That's weird. Black, of course, is into weird. He's a card-carrying member of the Mysterium. Weird is good. So he's made his way through the sewers under Pigeon Hill, towards the intersection of Baker street at the corner of Meadow Park. Yep. That's definitely it. There's a jagged breach in the concrete on the side of the tunnel, and beyond is a path burrowed straight through rock and hard-packed earth. It's pitch black within, and stretches on for god knows how long. Neat.

> Black to Here <=====================================================

   Rolled 5 Successes for an exceptional success.
   < 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 8 10 >

========================> Wits + Occult.Rote + Prime + 2 [No Flags] <

> Black to Here <=====================================================

   Rolled 5 Successes for an exceptional success.
   < 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 9 10 10 >

===================================> Gnosis + Forces + 2 [No Flags] <

> Black to Here <=====================================================

   Rolled 1 Success 
   < 2 3 5 6 7 7 9 >

===============================> Gnosis + Forces + 2 - 2 [No Flags] <

> Black to Here <=====================================================

   Rolled 3 Successes 
   < 2 3 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 9 >

===========================> Gnosis + Forces + 2 - 2 + 3 [No Flags] <

Black had loaded up his shotgun and slid it into his hands, while he made all the preparations, through rote and with the High Speech needed to seal himself with protections. He had even slid on his dragon skin armor, and his pistol in a holster. Hefting up his weapons, dressed in black clothes besides the dragon skin, and being invisible anyways, he headed down to where the breach was. When he sees that there is a pitch black tunnel, he frowns a bit, and considers. He did not account for this... And as such. He drops his shield, and weaves up some new magic, so that he can cleave through the darkness with his eyesight. It takes more strength to do that, but he /must/ be extra prepared.

> Black to Here <=====================================================

   Rolled 1 Success 
   < 3 4 6 9 >

==================================> Wits + Investigation [No Flags] <

Before he delves the depths, Black takes a moment to analyze what exactly he's getting into. It looks to him... that this tunnel was dug out completely by hand. Human hands.

> Black to Here <=====================================================

   Rolled 0 Success 
   < 1 2 3 7 >

===============================> Intelligence + Survival [No Flags] <

Black moves on into the tunnel after an initial look at what might have caused it. He then activates his spatial map with the abilities to see and map Dragon Lines. This does help, as he isn't doing too well at natural navigation himself, because he ends up... Somewhere. He looks around with confusion, and lets out a sigh, which doesn't pass three yards from him before the magic seals the sound in. At least no one will hear his frustration, if anyone is there to. He tries to see where he's ended up.

> Black to Here <=====================================================

   Rolled 4 Successes 
   < 2 4 5 5 5 6 7 8 10 10 10 >

========================> Wits + Science.Cartography + 3 [No Flags] <

> Black to Here <=====================================================

   Rolled 1 Success 
   < 1 1 2 4 4 5 5 6 7 10 >

===========================> Intelligence + Survival + 5 [No Flags] <

Lost as he became in the beginning, Black rights himself. Spatial awareness and ley lines collaborate to provide a helpful perspective of his whereabouts, and he's able to chart a course deeper. He notices, the farther down he descends, the more tangled and dense the tunneling becomes. He also notices a drop in temperature - it must be four or five degrees colder down here than it is up above.

Black frowns a bit at the cold temperature, but he continues on. He seems to be a little bit thoughtful as he continues on, not a sound heard from him due to the fact he has sealed it in. He shakes his head, and talks to himself in that case, "I... Wonder what all this is about, a little further in, but. I'm not planning to fight here. Just learn a bit," he admits to himself. "But... This is, so odd. Fallcoast has been experience so much that is concerning this past month."

> Black to Here <=====================================================

   Rolled 0 Success 
   < 5 5 5 6 6 7 >

=======================> Intelligence + Survival + 5 - 3 [No Flags] <

Welp. So much for spatial awareness. It's a fucking labyrinth down here. Someone, or something... or some things... have been working on this for some time. It's too confusing, too convoluted, and even with his magic, Black becomes almost-hopelessly lost again. Eventually he comes to an intersection. There are several tunnels branching off from here. Oddly, one of the walls is smoothed, and there's a circle painted on it in what looks to be blood, dried and blackened, about three feet wide.

> Black to Here <=====================================================

   Rolled 0 Success 
   < 2 6 6 7 >

==================================> Wits + Investigation [No Flags] <

> Black to Here <=====================================================

   Rolled 1 Success 
   < 2 3 4 4 4 5 7 10 >

======================> Intelligence + Occult.Scrutinize [No Flags] <

Black looks at what he sees, but does not seem to recall any facts of what it could possibly be. And in that case, he decides to use his Supernal awareness to attempt and scrutinize it, perhaps to see if it is magically active, or has some aura or other defining things that alter the world in a non-natural way.

The mage just isn't that aware of his surroundings this evening. But at least this circle grabs his attention. It isn't a ward, and doesn't seem to have any kind of magic about it. Circles are popular occult symbols, featured in dozens of cultures, religions, and mythos. Telling which one this is, or if it's any of them, isn't easily done.

> Black to Here <=====================================================

   Rolled 1 Success 
   < 1 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 10 >

===================> Intelligence + Survival + 5 - 3 + 3 [No Flags] <

Black moves back through the caves, and he seems to be doing quite well at /almost/ being lost in this tunnel. However, he manages to find a few markers that reveal that he is on the right path. He frowns, thinking on what he saw, "Not enough to bring to the Mages as of now... Perhaps the Alae Draconis will have use for this information however," he adds. Cue, walking further towards the sewers.

> Black to Here <=====================================================

   Rolled 3 Successes 
   < 1 2 3 4 6 6 8 8 9 >

===========================> Intelligence + Survival + 5 [No Flags] <

And Black finds his path back. Now that he has, he is fast to move back through the sewers, and return to home. This was successful enough, and he wasn't hurt it seems. However he feels there is more to deal with.

> Black to Here <=====================================================

   Rolled 1 Success 
   < 1 4 6 6 9 >

===================================> Resolve + Composure [No Flags] <

> Black to Here <=====================================================

   Rolled 2 Successes 
   < 2 2 2 9 9 >

===================================> Resolve + Composure [No Flags] <