Nina and Cain: Bahamas - Vacation Kidnapping

GM: Nina
Players: Cain, Nina

1. Opponents to destroy or trick:

  • 40 Bohemian Separatist Militants
            • Direct Fight: Physical Adept: 21 KP
            • Direct Fight: Specialist: 15 KP
            • Direct Fight: Specialist: 15 KP
            • Direct Fight: Rigger: 21 KP
  • Submarine
  • Secure military warehouse
  • Warded van with kidnapped daughter inside

2. They kidnap UCAS congressman's daughter

3. Note: Cain was limited in KP on this playerplot, he had KP tied up in a queue.

4. Much of this plot required Cain to astral project, which he has done very little of ICly and has little experience doing. Also he needed to Manifest and cast spells (Physical Drain).. all these things really ramped up the difficulty of the plot for him.

5. Also.. Nina was out of this plot for the most part.. this was all on Cain's head. If he failed.. not good.. and not good for Nina either. This all rested on Cain's shoulders.

Cash rewards come via Dennis Reynolds the congressman… a payoff from the official Bahemian government for foiling the separatists plan, proving loyalty to their government and handing over a submarine and several separatist terrorists.

The Story:

Nina and Cain head to the bahamas to meet Nina's parents. An annual tradition for the family, Nina wants to bring Cain to meet her folks. Nina's mother is a Hermetic mage that teaches at the University of Michigan in Hermetic Studies, her father is a UCAS Congressman.

The plot starts with Nina and Cain at their private bungalow along the shoreline of the white sand beaches and bright blue waters. A mystereous submarine is spotted, the congressman's security are alerted to strange encrypted transmissions in the area and the evening visit is cut short for everyone to head back to their rooms until the security detail can figure out if there is a threat in the area.

The premise for this plot is that a separatist group in the Bahamas needs Dennis Rynolds (UCAS Congressman) to vote a specific way on an approrpriations bill that will authorize UCAS funding for their weapons supplies. To ensure the congressman votes their way they are planning on kidnapping/snatching his daughter while the family is on this vacation.

Nina is going to be snatched while she and Cain are sleeping. Cain to awaken by the sound of Nina's pocsec ring/buzzing in her purse. It's an email from her lvl 3 Italian Mafia fixer with information about the "possible job" he mentioned might be in the works for them to do while she was in the Bahamas. Assisting a separatist group in snatching a congressman's daughter so that a political vote in the UCAS congress will go their way. Little did Tony (Nina's fixer) know.. that daughter is Nina.

The plot is for Cain to rescue Nina.

Note: Use of something called "mage cuffs" is something I thought was real but is not. Going to say we don't get them because removing them destroy's their magic.. making them useless. (one time use item, mysterious creation).

Date: 12/26/2075

------> Nina's PrP <-------
Nina's Plot Log has now started.
This PrP Involves: Cain (player) / Nina (player/GM)
-----> Fri Dec 25 12:32:06 2075 <------

** GM Nina **
This plot may cause a rash, testicular itching, near-sightedness, maiming or even death. Do the players in this plot agree to these possibilities and also the posting of this RP log on Wiki?

«Plot» Cain says, "I consent"
«Plot» Nina says, "I consent"

** GM Nina **
A few weeks before Nina offered to have Cain join her on her annual family venture to the Bahamas as is tradition for her real family. They've prepared their SINs (Nina Real SIN, Cain R6 SIN). Plane tickets have been purchased and bungalow room rented in the Bahamas down the beach from her parents.

** GM Nina **
Please +roll 6 (Rating of your SIN) vs TN 4 (Travel SIN check)

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls 6 vs TN 4:
1 5 5 5 7 11 = 5 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 4 vs TN 6 for "SIN Check against R6 SIN":
1 3 3 22 = 1 Success

** GM Nina **
Cain gets 4 net successes, travel is without hindrance.

Cain had packed his basic things, ready to head off to the Bahamas. He gives Nina a smile once they've cleared the worst of the customs. He'd been a bit worried about it. Travel is uneventful!

** GM Nina **
The day after Christmas, Cain and Nina board the plane at the Denver International Airport and take a flight to Miami where they get on a smaller plane and take that down to the Bahamas. Landing mid-afternoon on 12/26/2075 they gather up their baggage from baggage claim and step out to the curb where a taxi then takes them to their bungalow that overlooks white sand beaches and leaning palm trees over aqua blue water of the lagoon.

Nina unpacks her luggage into the dresser in the bedroom and tucks her luggage into the closet so it feels more like home and less like living out of a suitcase.

Snatching up a white bikini and throw-over shirt before turning to Cain, "Mom and dad said they'd be at the restaurant along the water for dinner tonight and we should meet them in half an hour… you okay with this?"

"Yeah, I'm alright with it." Cain says with a smile to Nina. On vacation, he has brought some boarder shorts that hang to just below his knees, and a simple patterned t-shirt. With his sunglasses on, he'd half be able to blend in as some sort of boarder. His bare feet were in sandals. The only thing that dispels the illusion is that he isn't tanned at all.

Nina heads into the tile floor bathroom (large 2+ person walk in tile shower, big tile tub, huge window looks out over lagoon with no curtains.. exhibitionist dream). She changes into her bikini, slips her feet into some white flip-flops and pulls her coverup shirt over top and then goes out to meet with Cain again, "You look perfect, mom and dad are going to love you," she offers with a big smile and comes over for a hug, "Want to just walk down the beach to the restaurant?"

"That sounds best to me." Cain says, before he grins as he gets to hug Nina. "… I'm going to like this you in a bikini thing." He muses, before giving Nina a squeeze around the waist and stirring to glance down the beach. "No rush, right? We've got a half hour?"

Nina squeezes tight into the hug, "As tempting as it is… I don't want to meet my parents for the first time in eight months.. smelling like sex dear," she offers with a laughing voice.

Cain snorts, and gives her neck a light nip. "… I meant we can take our time walking, and we don't have to rush there all sweaty." He says dryly. "… It'd take longer then a half hour til I'd be done with you anyway."

Nina mini-jumps at the neck nip and laughs as she turns out of the hug and flip-flops a couple steps away in play, "A nice walk along the beach sounds perfect." She comes back then, offering her hand as she looks to the large sliding glass door that leads out onto the porch and the white sands and blue water that awaits.

** GM Nina **
View of Bungalow:

Cain moves to take her hand, the pale man heading out into the sun as he squeezes her fingers and smiles. "I'm going to have to get used to the heat here." He muses with a smile towards her, "Its much warmer… and sunnier… then I'm used to."

Nina moves with Cain out through the glass door, closes it up with a scan of her finger (both had thumb scans when registering for the bungalow) and then walks hand and hand with Cain down into the sand. She stops after a couple steps to take off her flipflops and carry them in her left hand as they walk towards the water.

The gentle lapping of the waves up on the sand is memorizing and repetitive, the sound fo gulls in the distance feeding on a coral reef that is exposed during the low tide out in the lagoon offers a good mix with the sound of the waves. There lacks the sound of children playing, the bungalow advertised as being a place for adults to release their tension and anxiety without the rampant chaos of children.. seems to be an accurate advertisement on their online brochure.

Nina tries to walk so that the waves coming up gently upon the white sands can cover her toes as they peak, strolling along very slowly… an old lady in a walker at the mall probably covers more ground quicker… she's in no rush at all.

Cain is curiously looking at the ocean. Like, very curiously. He has literally never seen it before, or smelled it, and the incoming waves of water are an impressive sight for anyone to behold.

** GM Nina **
Please +roll perception

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Intelligence:
1 5 5 8 9 13

Beyond the coral reef (reef is about 100 meters out from the shoreline) there is a glint of something the late afternoon sun has reflected off from. Upon squinting… observing.. it appears between waves to be a periscope from a submarine.

Cain can't help but stop and stare. He has an idea of what a submarine is, and after a few moments of squinting he enacts his thermographic sunglasses with mild interest. He gives Nina a hug, "Is there supposed to be something in the water out there? It looks like a periscope."

Nina doesn't resist the stopping of their stroll nor the hug, "They have tourist submarines that can take you out.. but those don't have periscopes.. just bubble windows and glass side ports for looking at the fishes and coral. Periscope? Only like military subs have those I think." She has her back to the water on the hug as Cain is subterfuge observing further, "That is rather weird.. or… it's normal and we're just used to being paranoid."

Cain looks curious, watching the Submarine. "Yeah… But its not very far out. Maybe 100 meters." He muses. He tries to see which way the submarine periscope is actually facing.

** GM Nina **
Periscope seems to be directly lined up with Cain/Nina.

Cain looks away from it, then his voice drops and he murmurs. "… Call it paranoia, but its watching us. Like, right at us. And no military submarine has business to be watching the coastline, don't they use it for ships so they don't hit anything?"

Nina hmms softly, "Get a good look at it.. hold it.. I'm going to mindlink with you.. get a look at it myself.. and cast Extended Clairvoyance under water at the periscope.. see if I can see what it is… sound good?"

"Sounds good." Cain says with a nod, turning his gaze back to watch the periscope as closely as he can.

** GM Nina **
BG Count: 0

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls Sorcery + Spell Pool: 6 + 4 (ally) vs TN 4 for "F1 Mindlink (sustaining foci) need 1 success":
1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 7 = 7 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls Willpower + Spell Pool: 5 + 4 (power foci) vs TN 2 for "2S Drain, need 6":
1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 9 10 11 = 17 Successes

** GM Nina **
F1 Mindlink Success
No drain

Nina creates the link with Cain, then getting his thoughts and shared visual of the periscope she works another spell as she speaks in Enochian, "Eyes of Mine, Go far at this time."

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls Centering vs TN 6 for "Enochian Centering for successes":
1 2 3 5 8 = 1 Success
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls Sorcery + Spell Pool: 6 + 4 (ally) vs TN 6 for "F2 Extended Clairvoyance (Only 100+ meters, don't need to ramp up the force rating any higher).":
1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 14 15 = 2 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls Willpower + Spell Pool: 5 + 4 (power foci) vs TN 2 for "2S Drain, need 6.":
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 7 8 11 = 16 Successes

Cain pauses on the beach, once he has a good view of it. He masks what they are doing by hugging her, rocking with her as he looks over her shoulder.

Nina pulls in the mana as she speaks in the ancient language and directs her perception to form just below the water where the periscope is located.

Nina suddenly holds her breath and then laughs, "Sorry… instinct I guess… I'm. um..underwater."

** GM Nina **
F2 Extended Clairvoyance Success
No Drain

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls Intelligence vs TN 6 for "TN 4 + water distortions and shadows from afteroon sun.":
1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 8 = 1 Success

There is a gentle laugh as she holds in her breath. "Should I make a comment about taking your breath away?" He teases gently, rubbing her hips as he cradles her to him while they get a good examination of the sub.

Nina remains in Cain's rocking embrace, sharing with him through the mindlink what she is seeing….

  • 40 foot long sub, grey metal, acrylic dome at the end where the pilot sits.
  • No company/advertising tourist type painting or embellishments
  • May or may not be signs of pop-up turret(s).. hard to tell with the wavering water across the vision.

"Well thats a little unnerving." Cain murmurs, "Able to see through the dome and see who or what is piloting it?"

Nina considers quietly, "I haven't tried recasting to change the point of view. I think in theory this should work… I can see and perceive the front of the sub now.. so I will cast the spell with that location as my point of reference and target."

Nina speaks in enochian again and tries it but it fails, she remains with her current field of view in the mindlink, "Crap.. that doesn't work. It appears I can't cast magic through the Clairvoyance point of reference.. I can only observe."

There is a cluck of Cains tongue, and he smiles to her. "Its alright." He murmurs, "Is this something you think we should worry about?" He asks softly, "I mean… does it look like a tourist sub to you? Its got no logos or identifiers, isn't that illegal?

Nina nods gently against Cain's neck and as she does the 'vision' from the mindlink looks up and down.. like it's nodding with her head back at her meat body, "I've never seen a sub like this in all the years I've been coming here with my parents. They're always these bright yellow submarines with gaudy fish and mermaid stickers and phone numbers for making reservations and stuff. Very much a tourist thing. I don't know much about the Bahamian military and politics though.. but it's deffinatley something I've never seen here before."

The Periscope starts to lower down into the water.

** GM Nina **
What's the sub look like?

Cain frowns slightly, "The periscope is starting to go down. What do you make of it?" He murmurs, shaking his head. "Not much we can do unless you want to make me a fish or something." He says dryly, giving Nina a grin.

Nina leaves the Clairvoyance spell active, observing for the both of them as she rocks in his arms and feels his body against her own and the lapping of the warm water on her heels washing up around her feet before slipping back again with bits of sand pulled across the tops of her feet, "I have an oxygentate spell that will let us breath underwater.. but if it doesn't know we've spotted it.. I sort of want to keep that element of surprise letting them think we don't know. I can maybe set a watcher spirit on it… follow it and report back to me on its position.. see what it does?"

"Oh, yes. If you can do that, do that. "He murmurs softly with a nod. "It definitely saw us looking, but I don't know if they know who or what we can do, obviously."

Nina nods gently in the embrace and then slips her eyes into the astral, this upsets the Extended Clairvoyance spell and cancels the spell as she looses her visual on that point of reference.

Nina speaks again in Enochian as she's held by Cain, "Come forth my little friend, come help me in my time of need."

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls Centering vs TN 6 for "F6 Watcher Spirit, centering for successes":
1 2 3 3 3 = 0 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls Conjuring + 4 (ally) vs TN 6 for "F6 Watcher Spirit conjuring":
1 2 2 3 3 4 5 7 7 9 = 3 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls Willpower + 4 (power foci) vs TN 9 for "9L Drain (Light wound is ignored anyway with Trauma Dampner). Need 2.":
1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 7 8 8 9 10 10 = 3 Successes

In the astral world near Nina, a pretty smart looking watcher spirit forms from the metaplanes and bows to Nina's dual-natured form in submission. Nina gives it instructions and mentally points out where the target is located. She gives it instructions to come back to her in the astral and get her attention and report to her every thirty minutes on where the underwater metal craft is locate and if it has come to the surface and if people have come out of it, etc.

The watcher spirit zips off on its task.
Ninaina opens her eyes and starts to clear away some astral sigitures, "Okay.. Watcher is off and away, should report back every thirty minutes."

-----> Removing Spell Signatures <-----

Erasing: Sorcery vs (Force of Spell + BG Count) = TN

Drain: Willpower vs Force of Spell (L) Stun

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls Sorcery vs TN 2 for "F1 Mindlink":
2 3 5 5 10 15 = 6 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls Sorcery vs TN 2 for "F2 Ext. Clairvoyance":
1 1 2 2 2 3 = 4 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls Sorcery vs TN 2 for "Failed F2 Ext. Clairvoyance":
3 4 5 7 8 11 = 6 Successes

** GM Nina **
Light drain's ignored
All Spells Cleaned completely

Cain nods his head, "Okay." He says with a soft smile as he hugs Nina gently ands tarts to walk with her again. "… Hopefully we are just being paranoid." He murmurs. "I didn't exactly stuff an SMG into these shorts.

Nina takes Cain in hand again as they stroll along the waters edge, carefuly to purposefully not look out at the lagoon, lest they seem suspicous to any onlookers, "Tony said he might have a job for us to do while we are down here on vacation… but I don't know if that thing has anything to do with that."

There is a faint frown from Cain. "Hrm." He murmurs, idly rubbing Ninas fingers as they start down the beach again. "Well. I sure hope that… its not the case. Or at the least its simple."

Nina sighs as they walk down the beach slowly together, "I don't like the idea of being seen with my parents out in the open now though… My legit REAL SIN was used to rent that bungalow.. and my parents don't know about my tax-free work that I do. If we do any work for Tony.. I'm going to have to change the way I look.. and not be seen interacting and the like that can be traced back to this SIN. Super tricky."

There is a frown from Cain and a nod. "Definitely." He murmurs, "We'll be real careful about it." He reassure sher with a smile. "If anything, I'll do the work and look suspicious until you are ready."

Nina offers as they walk, "They obviously both know I'm magically awakened. My father is a.. um.. I probably should have told you.. he's a congressman. My mother is a hermetic mage as well.. she teaches at the University of Michigan in Hermetic studies. So they know I'm awakened and that I've had a past with the Italian mafia. They thought it a phase and that I moved to Denver to get away from all that and start over. They've been out a couple times to visit the Greenhouse over the last years.. but the shadow work is something they don't know about."

Cain raises a brow faintly. "I'm not licensed, and my SIN isn't licensed either." He warns Nina softly, "So… should I hide what I can do?"

Nina shakes her head and lightly bumps her hip into him, "Nah, I don't think so. Unless you do like over hume four spells… most things are legal at lower ratings. It might actually be something that helps gain my mothers trust and approval… that link between us all."

Cain smiles and nods his head." Well, alright then. I'll let her know I just dabble?" He says with an idle grin. "Or at the very least, I'll play it down. One way or another."

Nina seems so happy to share Cain with her parents, the talk happily distracting her from the spying submarine of just minutes before.

In the distance the restaurant can be seen (as they approach from the left of this picture).

Nina leans over, "My parents are in the second tent.. far right table nearest the gazebo bar thing."

Cain glances over to identify her parents with a nod and a smile, "Nice looking place." He murmurs, giving her hand a final squeeze before he gets ready to meet Ninas parents. This is a first for him!

Nina turns with Cain from the waters edge and works through the loose white sands up to the tent where her parents relax beneath at the table. As they get more near her mother stands up and rushes to meet her and embrace her. Her father stands as well but remains at the table, looking curiously at Cain.

Cain releases Nina to let her mother do the embrace, while he offers a friendly smile towards the woman, and then to the man. "Good afternoon." He says politely, moving over to offer his hand in greeting. "I'm Gabriel Carter." Thats the name of the Sin today!"

Nina embraces her mother and the two seem real close, her mother turning with an arm around Nina to look at Gabriel with a big smile, "Hello there Gabriel, so wonderful to have this chance to meet you. Nina has been so dedicated in her studies that I feared she would never be able to bare me any grandchildren."

Nina turns bright red and looks mortified.

Nina's father sighs gently and rolls his eyes.

Nina's mother looks deadly serious as she released Nina and goes to offer Gabriel a hug.

"Rest assured ma'am, its not for a lack of trying." Cain returns with a cheerful demeanor towards the womans serious demeanor. If he is joking, it might be difficult to pick right up on immediantly. He offers Ninas dad a bit of a grin, before he gives Ninas shoulders a gentle squeeze, taking the offered hug soon after.

Nina's expression is utterly horrified now that Cain has said they've basically been screwing like rabbits to make some grand babies.

Nina's mother looks a little taken aback.

Nina's father growns more stern in his expression.

Cain snorts softly at the reaction, and he clears his throat. "… Little humor?" He says with a smile towards Ninas mother, giving Nina a sheepish look. "… I respond to nervousness with humor."

Nina lets out a loud sigh and bends over halfway to rest her hands on her knees and take in a few deep breaths as she gets air back into her lungs and nervously laughs as she does it.

Nina's father ah's softly with a grin and upnods to Cain as if he's starting to understand Cain/Gabriel a little better and the admission of humor to cover nervousness seems an honest response.. and honesty is good.

Nina's mother accepts the hug now and when they are in the hug she whispers into Cain's ear so that no others nearby can hear, "You break Nina's heart.. and I'll turn you into a toad."

Nina's mother pulls away from the hug as her and Cain just became instant friends and she offers him a wink.

Cain laughs warmly, relaxing a bit as he nods to Ninas dad with a smile. When Nina's mother whispers that to him, it brings a blink but then a faint smile. He just murmurs back a 'of course'. Once the hug is broken he moves to rub Ninas back reassuringly. "There. Feel better now that the ice is broken?"

Nina stands up, with Cain nearby, just an inch or two further away than the two are accustom to being near each other, "Oh dear.. yes, thank you." she offers, still a bit unbalanced in her awkward moments just previous in front of her parents.

Nina's mother offers her hand then, "I'm Jane, this is Dennis," she introduces herself and Nina's father as Dennis comes over for a handshake.

** GM Nina **
Jane Reynolds:

Cain smiles at Nina, letting his hand move to squeeze her shoulder. "A pleasure Jane, Dennis. Like I said, I'm Gabriel. Its nice to finally meet you."

** GM Nina **
Dennis Reynolds:

Dennis motions to the chairs around the table, "Please.. we've ordered the wine and appetizers.. the traditional bottle and bruchetta. Have a seat.. we have so much to talk about."

Jane looks pleased and can't stop making small glances to Gabriel and Nina as if so happy to see them together.

Nina moves to take up a position between her mother and Gabriel, leaving the chair between herself and her father for Cain.

Cain shifts to settle beside Nina, smiling to her as he gets comfortable. "Indeed, I'm sure we do." And he is suddenly beginning to realize that Nina and himself haven't exactly come together to concoct what story he is going to tell.

After they are seated, Dennis works to pour each a glass of the red wine as he talks, "So.. Nina.. we hear your greenhouse is going nicely. Staying in the black and offering good benefits and pay to your employees. I have to say we're rather proud of all you've done in Denver so far."

Nina seems happy to have the approval of her parents in this.

Jane offers, "Your sister is going to start going back to work now that your neice and nephew are old enough to start school."

Nina ah's to that with a big grin, "How are the doing? Did they manage to get into that special school they wantd for Timothy?"

Jane nods and the girls start off on this side conversation.

This allows for Dennis to narrow in his attention on this man that seems to have the heart of his daughter, "So.. Gabriel.. how did you and Nina meet?"

Cain pauses, smiling over towards Nina. He gives her a gentle squeeze, before glancing over towards Dennis. "Through the 'trix, actually." He admits, "Though it wasn't for a relationship, it was for business."

Dennis ah's softly, "You were looking for a supplier for weed were you?" Um.. is he joking?

** GM Nina **
Please +roll perception

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Intelligence:
1 1 1 3 4 4

** GM Nina **
Cain fails to notice plot item #2.

Nina and Jane continue on the family conversation about chilren, preschool and kindergarten things.. Christmas in Houston and how they missed Nina at the family gathering but are so happy to have here here now. Also sad her sister and her family couldn't make it to the bahamas this year.

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls Intelligence:
1 2 2 2 2 3 4 5 5 9 10

** GM Nina **
Nina notices plot item #2.

"Well, no actually. I'm a skilled Talismonger." Cain says with a smile, "I have a knack for minding minerals more then anything else, but I'm skilled with plants and the like. Her shop has many interesting compnents for a man in my line of work."

Dennis ah's with a knowing smile, "You and Jane will probably have some great conversations then.. she's a Hermetic mage.. teaches at the University of Michigan in Hermetic studies. It sounds like the two of you would have loads to talk about." A pause before he shifts conversation, "How did your business relationship turn the corner into the personal nature?"

Nina and Jane continue chatting on the side.

"Does she now?" He says with a smile, before nodding. "Yes, it has. I now work with Nina around the shop, occasionally I go out and run order for her customers and the like." He says good naturedly. "And I'm dabbling in hermetic studies myself."

Dennis, the expert at doging questions being a congressman narrows his gaze on Gabriel.

Cain gives Dennis a curious smile.

Dennis pauses, ponders.. then redirects, "So.. how long have you and my daughter been seeing each other on a romantic level?"

"Just shy of a month now, perhaps a little more." Cain says with a nod towards Dennis. "We worked together only slightly longer then that… Admittedly, we hit it off pretty quickly. Working with someone, you tend to be pretty close."

The waiter brings out the appetizer and interupts the conversations for a short moment and then slips back off again to leave them alone.

A man in a suit approaches with deck shoes and the bulge of a hidden weapon under his arm…

Cain would shift as the conversation are interrupted, offering a soft smile to Nina. When the man in the suit approaches, he stirs slightly. There is a slight visible tensing of his muscles, though at the moment he doesn't act… yet. He is getting ready to.

The approaching man in the suit takes note, meeting eyes with Cain as if in warning to be calm and not do anything stupid.

Dennis notes Jane looking over to someone approaching and Dennis turns to the man and upnods to him in recognition as he is nearing the table.

The man in the suit takes his eyes from Cain then and bends down to speak quietly with Dennis into his ear.

** GM Nina **
Please +roll perception

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Intelligence:
2 3 4 5 7 9
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls Intelligence:
3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 7 10

** GM Nina **

  • Afteroon… Vote… Approrpriations…
  • Room… security…. transmissions
  • .. concern… retire

Cain cants his head slightly, before he gives Nina a faint smile. There was a brief suspicion the man in the suit wasn't with Dennis, but now he is relaxing a bit more notedly.

Nina makes note of the approaching man but seems a smidge more relaxed about it than Cain was, recognizing the 'detail' of men that go around with her father being a congressman.

The man nods to the group around the table politely and nods to Cain specifically.. then turns and deaprts back towards the Restaurant up away from the shoreline tables.

Dennis frowns before reaching for one of the appetizers, "It appears as if we will need to make tonights visit shorter than we had hoped. Some unusual radio transmissions have been intercepted.. encrypted.. and not of the type of the local government forces. I'm being advised to retire early tonight so they can investigate this situation more closely."

Cain frowns faintly, and he turns his gaze towards Nina. There is a faintly questioning tone, before he says. "You know. On our walk over here, we thoguht we saw something a bit unusual out in the water, dind't we?"

Nina grimices lightly, so tender about sharing everything with her family she's not used to not being in complete control over what is and isn't shared with them.

Jane looks curious.

Dennis looks even more so, "How so?"

"It looked, of all things something like a periscope." Cain muses, "I thought it was unusual, given the vessel it was attached to was long, grey, and didn't exactly look like something I thought we'd find. We thought it might have been some sort of… tourist thing."

Dennis sits up a bit more straight, "You say it was long and grey.. no markings or painting like a tourist submarine?"

"Well, it was mostly underwater. But none that could see." He says, "Why? Is this something we should be worried about?" Cain, playing the innocent.

Dennis shakes his head, "Oh.. no.. I'm sure it's nothing," the observant can tell he's thinking seriously about something but doesn't want to share, "Maybe we should respect my security detail's paranoia though and return to our rooms for the night.. better to be safe than sorry."

** GM Nina **
IC Time: 1 hour before sunset.

Cain nods his head, "Well, if you think thats wise. We'll trust a congressmans security detail." Cain says with a smile. "Nina?"

Nina nods in agreement but picks up her glass of wine, "I'm taking this with me though… not going to let some creepy transmissions and a mysterious submarine competely spoil my vacation," with her other hand she grasps the neck of the bottle of wine that is about half full still.

Jane offers a chuckle and leans over to kiss her daughter on the cheek, "You two should head back to your bungalow.. you want us to have a couple men watch over your place tonight?"

Jane looks to Dennis and Nina's father nods as if the decision is made no matter what Nina's response is going to be.

Cain laughs softly, sliding up to his feet. "Oh. Well, I'm not sure thats necessary." He says , looking towards Nina. "… But with Nina with me, I think I'd be happier if there are."

** GM Nina **
In the astral.. the watcher spirit's mental link alerts Nina that it is here to report. A slip of her attention into the astral; Nina gets her information from the watcher -> Big underwater vehicle thing has moved directly out from Nina's location but further out into the water.. its not moving but is staying in place.

------> Nina's PrP <-------
Nina's Plot Log has now stopped.
-----> Fri Dec 25 15:02:57 2075 <------

** GM Nina **
Log Restarted

Nina sends her watcher off to return to it's previously set instructions and then slips her vision back to the mundane.

Cain looks over towards Nina, and then smiles to Dennis and Jane. "Well. When this is all cleared up, maybe we'll see each other again for a better dinner, yes?" He gives Nina a squeeze, "Lets head back to the room."

Nina gets up from the table with the glass in one hand and the bottle in the other and a big smile at Cain's affection.

Dennis offers a nod, "We'll send word when it looks good for us to meet up again.. until then.. please be safe."

Dennis and Jane head off into the restaurant with their security detail.

There is a nod from Cain, and a farewell wave to Dennis and Jane. He waits a few moments, then murmurs. "Something definitely up with that submarine."

Nina nods and waits until they are back to the waters edge and strolling back towards their bungalow, "My watcher says it moved… directly out from the restaurant here and stopped."

There is a frown from Cain. "Then its either watching us, or watching your father. And if they can pick up its transmissions, its doing /something/." Cain murmurs softly, shaking his head. "You want to figure out what?"

Nina considers the options as they are walking back to the bungalow about 1/4 mile down the beach, a sip of wine, "I don't see why they'd be following me.. I'm a nobody. I think it makes more sense that they're interested in my father. But we don't know that the transmissions are coming from the sub.. but it does seem damn mysterious and we haven't had anything else around suggest it might be otherwise."

Cain nods his head. "Yeah." He murmurs. He thinks, "I'm not entirely sure how to really… make use of this moment. We know where it is, presumably it doesn't know we know. But what can we do about it?"

Nina nods slowly as they walk together, she hands him the bottle so he can carry it in his off hand and they can hold hands as they walk, "I don't know how to get inside the sub.. it's not super deep.. so swimming is possible and I can breath underwater.. but I can't just open up a hatch and get inside. Even if I could lift it under the pressure of the water it'd just flood the sub.. even if it doesn't have safety things in place to prevent me from opening the hatch anyway.. which it probably does. We could astrally project to look at it and check inside if it doesn't have a ward.. but electronics are horrible hard to understand, computer screens fuzzy and unreadable and even conversations people are having are pretty muffled. We could check out their auras, their moods.. cyberware.. numbers of how many are in it.. maybe pick up some words and phrases.. but we'd have to manifest and be visible if we were wanting to hear them clearly."

"Maybe getting a quick lookover astrally would be best…" Cain says quietly. "We can sit here on the beach, and watch the sunset go down. Romantically. I'll hold you and give you the chance to head over and see what you can see?"

Nina takes a look around, up and down the beach and to the tree-line, "That could work.. or do we want the safety of the bungelow before we try it?"

"Thats about 15 minutes away from where the sub is." Cain murmurs. "We don't want to walk that and walk back, not with it getting dark soon."

Nina pauses and then looks back to Cain, unsure and thinking they are miscommunicating, "Okay.. let's start again.. what's your idea?"

Cain looks curiously at her. "Lets go sit on the beach." He says again, "You can lean up against me and go astral. No one will be the wiser, we'll look like a happy couple watching the sunset. And while I'm there with your body, you go check out the sub and see waht you can make out astrally?

Nina nods slowly, confirming that he must not have heard her suggestion and decides just to go with it, rather than repeat herself, "Sounds like a fantastic idea. You don't want to project and join me?"

He shakes his head, "Nah. I'll stay and make sure you don't slump over, and watch over you. Just in case something happens." He says with a smile. "Abel and I always had that as a rule… Only one in at a time."

Nina nods to the logic of that, "How about you go? And I watch over you? I sometimes feel like I steel all the epic glory moments and leave you behind… I don't want to be the drama queen that everything has to be about me.. you know?"

Cain slowly nods, "If you want… You are more experienced at it then I am. Believe me, glory I don't care about so much as us both getting out of this okay."

Nina nods to the responds from her man and considers before she turns and faces the beach and puts the water to her back, "If you see any spirits.. zip back to me.. I'll keep watch in the astral and be ready to project and join you in combat if needed… it might be a good opportunity for you to spread your wings."

"Okay." He says with a smile, before he moves towards the sandy edge of the restaurant. A good spot for them both to sit together, and where he can lean against her as he goes to sleep and 'watches' the sunset.

Nina nuzzles in close to Cain to lean against him and offer him support, the sunset about 25 minutes away now. She takes sip of her glass of wine and smiles to him, offering him a soft kiss, "Just be careful.. no attacking spirits or wards.. just recon.. right?"

"No attacking spirits or wards." He agrees with a smile as he leans into the kiss, before closing his eyes. He relaxes, and soon projects.

Nina stays back with her man meat.

Once Cain has slipped astral he spends a minute orienting himself, before he starts to fly straight off to sea. He had a good idea where the submarine would be from Ninas instruction.
«OOC» Nina says, "sorry for the delay.. went to pull out the potattoes for Christmas dinner… and a few of them in the bag (just bought from the store last night).. we already wrotten."

** GM Nina **
Please +roll Astral Perception (Normal Perception roll)

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Intelligence for "ASTRAL":
1 1 3 3 4 5

What Cain finds.. is Nina's watcher spirit.. a lively bit of life in the astral just under the surface of the water in the general area he went to look. It's got a 'hint' of Nina's aura attached to it and that's what caught his attention.

Cain zips himself on over towards the water, getting closer to it then heading below the surface towards the sub to seek it out. And check for wards.

** GM Nina **
+1 TN to perception checks in the water, algae, ameboea and other life forms swimming about mucking it up.

** GM Nina **
The submarine is visible, a long 40+ foot dark object of black void making a black hole in a sea of life.

Cain moves closer to the submarine, scanning for any wards. Scanning for spirits watching it other then Ninas, and seeing if there is any visible defenses.

** GM Nina **
Please +roll Uber Perception

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Intelligence:
1 1 3 4 5 5
«OOC» Cain says, "Do I get to add astral pool, or is that just for AQs?"
«OOC» Nina says, "You know.. you actually do. Nice"

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls 3 (astral):
3 11 11
«OOC» Nina says, "I always forget that."

** GM Nina **
Cain sees no spirits or projecting shamans or mages around the outside of the sub. The only way to tell it has a ward though is to breach the hull through the side and gently test the inside of the submarine to see if a Ward lines the inside…. a hand is offered through the cold steel.. deeper.. a pocket of air and then an inner hull.. pass through that layer of steel… and then cooler air within… nope… clear.. no ward.

Cain slips inside the vessel, and starts to scan for bodies. More specifically, anyone that looks particularily mage-like and might be able to perceive him! He is slow and cautious, but with the sub only 40 feet long he can take his time.

** GM Nina **
Cain slips through the hull, finding himself in the head (toilet/restroom). An internal wooden wall structure with aluminum framing offers no resistance to his astral form as he passes through and into the main section of the submarine for a look-see.

** GM Nina **
One more Perception roll please.

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Intelligence + 3 (ap):
1 1 2 3 3 4 7 10 11

------> Nina's PrP <-------
Nina's Plot Log has now stopped.
-----> Fri Dec 25 17:31:01 2075 <------

** GM Nina **
Cain slips out through the bathroom door carefully and finds himself in a dark grey tube. The floor is without color, the walls, the ceiling.. dead nothingness. It's like he just stepped into a 1950's WWII submarine movie (but much smaller), but without the detail of lettering and words painted on the pipes.

Looking to the left (stern/back) of the submarine, Crain can see an airlock type door that is currently pulled back/open, allowing view of the room beyond. The stern room is a large engine in it but the details are very difficult to see in astral form without manifesting to see the details. There are pipes or tubes and circles.. probably valves and metal handles but the tech is hard to understand in astral form.

Directly across from the head (toilet/restroom) is a pulled curtain concealing soemthing. A quick peek of the astral head reveals it to be a rack (bunkbed, two single beds attached to the wall one just a few feet over the other, lumps and such indicate pillows and blankets probably).

To the right (bow/front of the submarine) Cain can see what seems to be a dwarf sitting up near the plexiglass bubble in the front. The front bubble is what is allowing light into the submarine to see by.. the living life that impeeded vision outside is allowing the colors and glow of life to come into the plexiglass window and shed lighting here inside the dead metal tube. The head of the dwarf looks nearly dead (cyber, likely a rigger) and the only reason Cain figures it's a dwarf is by the short/squatty stature of the figure. Astral space is so very tricky to get detail of such things without manifesting.

Between the dwarf rigger (pilot) and Cain's position are to more figures. On the left side of the submarine is a desk with outlines of computer monitors. The person sitting there has some dark spaces in their body (cyberware) in the head and a dark patch in the lungs. On the right side of the submarine is another desk with more monitors. Another person is sitting at a swivel chair at this desk as well.

Muffled sounds like people talking in a metal box surrounded by twenty wool blankets can be heard but nothing can be understood very well without manifesting.

Having confirmed the residents of the submarine, that none of them are magical in nature and there are no wards or spirits or watchers (other than Nina's outside), Cain feels pretty confident he has a good feel for who/what's on the submarine now.

Heading across into the bunkbeds he's able to Manifest into a ghostly form and the world around him comes to life.. color, depth of detail, all come as if he's there in person. The texture of the pillow and wool blanket, the girly nude posters taped on the top (bottom of bunk above) and the rush of sounds comes to his hears perfectly clear in the small space of the sub now.

** GM Nina **
Previously Mentioned Head:

** GM Nina **
Picture of Bunks (sort of):

** GM Nina **
Inside the safety of the lower bunk, Cain can hear the conversation plainly:

** All Thick Bahemian Accents **

  • .. Roger dat mon. Subject in transport.
  • Sweet, dat was easier than I thought it would be.
  • Let's get outta here mon, back to da port.
  • Roger dat mon.

The shaft that turns the stern screws can be heard turning the propeller (likely off battery power while submerged).. chung.. chung.. chung.. turns the propeller in the water sending a gentle and repetative vibration and sound through the ship that probably becomes a sound you don't even notice after an hour or so.

** GM Nina **
Cain gets a strange feeling… It's as if he was on a swingset going back and forth and suddenly one of the chains holding the swing to the bar above was cut. It's a turning and twisting and falling sensation. There is no thud or slam into the ground to accompany the feeling but this is something he has never felt while astrally projecting.. he feels.. unteathered.. let adrift on a swift flowing river without a paddle.

Once Cain has scouted out the vessel and gotten a good feel, he does manifest to hear. The sounds make him frown slightly, overhearing that they have 'subject in transport'. However, once the submarine starts to move he unmanifest and goes /up/, not wanting to get dragged along too far with that unusual sensation of being untethered. He'd try to get his bearings once above the waters edge, and make his way back to his body.

** GM Nina **
Playerplot Log Restarted.

** GM Nina **
Please +roll intelligence or Magical Item type skill.

** GM Nina **
Talismongering or Enchanting also a usable skill here.

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Intelligence vs TN 6:
1 1 2 4 5 10 = 1 Success

Above on the surface, Nina's watcher is visible and moving slightly, staying over the submarine as it is starting to move.

Upon the surface.. in the astral, Cain can see the treeline as it was and knows the way back to his body.

Returning to his body though….

Cain can see his body is alone, Nina is gone.

Also, Cain can see that he has a black hood over his head.. it seems endowed with a dampening matter or field in some fashion. Also, on his hands are pair of magically glowing cuffs behind his back.

With Cain's knowledge of magical things… he deduces the following:
1. A Mage-Mask is over his head.
2. Mage Cuffs are on his hands. (Edited after playerlot completed: GM Error: In the plot but these do not exist in SR.. making it a one time use only item)

This explains the continued unsettling feeling of being off balance.. his link back into his body has been blocked. The mage mask is preventing him from getting back into his body. The Mage cuffs are known to shock a mage if they manipulate mana in any fashion.

It wouldn't have taken Cain more then seconds at the speed of astral to return to his body. He goes up, looking around from a height, trying to find where Nina went.

** GM Nina **
Please +roll perception: TN 4 + 4(mage mask disorientation)

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Intelligence vs TN 8:
1 1 2 4 4 9 = 1 Success

** GM Nina **
From high above, Cain can see the following:

  • Two men just getting to Cain and Nina's Bungalow, likely securty sent by Dennis.
  • Restaurant customers and staff nearby/below
  • Nina's F6 Watcher spirit out over the water.
  • If Nina is about, she's been put into a vehicle or a building and is not visible out in the open right now.
  • Cain knows that Nina's watcher spirit is around Hume rating 6 (it will stay about 6 hours.. maybe more) and that it was given instructions to report back to her every 30 minutes. In theory.. it will follow it's link to her back to her in 20 minutes when it's time to report again.

Cain flits to the Bungalow. He'd manifest in front of the security, hoping its them.

** GM Nina **
As Cain manifests in front of the security guards just as they are splitting up (one was going to watch the front, one the water side of the bungelow).. they stop and reach for guns (instinct stuff). Cain takes on his ghost like see-through manifested form before them.

"My body is halfway down the beach." Cains voice is a bit disembodied. "Nina has been taken. We have a short window to find her. Get my body free, and we have a chance to get her back."

** GM Nina **
The men have their guns out and are taking aim, they don't seem to have any idea who this ghost like form is because it's not 'exactly' the way Cain looks anyway.. but the mention of Nina flips in protocol and training.

The two government security men do not fire their weapons and their aim lowers slightly but still at the ready.

One of the men offers, "To confirm," ever the careful and well trained goverment security guys; one asks, "What was the appetizer that was ordered at the restaurant tonight?"

Cain returns the name of the appetizier. "The transmissions your security detail picked up? From a submarine, currently moving away from us as we speak towards whatever 'port' its going to. Their target was Nina. The longer we take, the less likely we'll catch them."

The man on the left speaks into the sleeve of his jacket, "The Eagles daughter was the target, she has been taken. Transmissions were from coordinated team within submarine off shore. Archangel's body is tied up and disabled on the shoreline between Bungelow and the Restaurant.. send someone to free him and assist him. Archangel appears usable and motivated asset, work with him."

"I'll be able to direct to Nina once my body is freed and mobile. I'm going to return to it now. She was taken less then 5 minutes ago, and is either being moved by vehicle to the port, or stored in a building near between here and the beach." He'd vanish, soaring back to find the watcher spirit over the submarine while others are left to hopefully deal with his body.

In the astral, Nina's watcher spirit stands up staight and salutes Cain with a military like salute. A cute little pixie.. it's rather comical looking.

Cain… makes sure he can see it. And can wave. "How long til you go to Nina?" He calls to it. To be honest? Cain really… doesn't deal with spirits often.

Nina's watcher spirit looks at Cain curiously, "Mistress did not tell me to take orders from you.. I'm not sure she wants me to tell you these things."

Cain shakes his head, "You aren't wrong." He says to it, smiling. "But Nina has been taken. I'm just trying to find her." He wafts a hand. "Don't mind me." He checks his body, to see if it has been found yet.

** GM Nina **
Cain knows the watcher spirit will be heading to Nina and leading him to her.. in time. Just has to make sure he's ready to follow it when it's that time.

On the beach, two men are coming out of the tree line, another two men in suits. They are approaching Cain's body.

Cain is watching two things at once! Ready to both follow the spirit once it moves to Ninas body, and ready for when his own body becomes free of the cuffs and mask.

«OOC» Nina says, "side awesome information…. A Watcher can hunt down and find a person…. the gamemaster makes a secret Force Test (force of Watcher) against a TN equal to 9 - summoner's intelligence. If the spirit is looking for an initiate, increase the TN by the target's grade because watchers get confused by the complex patterns of metamagical energy. Do not apply this modifier if the initiate the watcher is looking for it its summoner."

** GM Nina **
The two men get to Cain's body while one works on untying the mask around Cain's head and the other works on fidgeting with the cuffs around his wrists.. trying his own cuff-key and then pulling a pen-knife to try and pick the lock.

The mage-mask comes off and the dizziness Cain feels vanishes.. but the man behind his back is still working on getting the cuffs off.

Cain moves over, and materializes as he watches the water. "Thank you." He says simply when the mask comes off. "There is a spirit tied to Nina. At some point within the next 15 minutes or so, it will move to her. I can follow it, and relay where it went. Hopefully, its not too late."

** GM Nina **
The man that removed the mage-mask nods to the ghostly form. Startled just a moment they calm, having been briefed by the previous men at the bungelow they sort of expected some magery type tricks. He offers to the ghost, "We're going to put your body inside your bungelow on the bed.. that work?"

The man behind.. gets the cuffs off just now and hands them to the other man that puts them inside the mage-mask hood.

"Thats fine. I'll follow the spirit, and if I have to I'll report to whoever is near my body where they are. We are looking for a port able to fit a 40ish foot long submarine. May be concealed." He vanishes again, now knowing where his body will be as he moves to check on the watcher.

** GM Nina **
The watcher has moved slighty and is now moving at about 7 knots as it tracks the sub beneath. It's continuing on towards the more populated/city part of the island they are on… where there is an industrial docks and shipping area (non-tourist type place).

Cain flits back over, and details to the security people the direction to start looking… The industrial docks area. Then he is moving off to follow the watcher and the submarine.

** GM Nina **
At the appointed time.. the Watcher looks down at the submarine, gets its bearings with landmarks on the land to try and find it upon its return…. and then zips inland to find Nina.

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 6 vs TN 2 for "Finding Nina":
1 2 4 4 5 13 = 5 Successes
Cain darts off after the Watcher Spirit, keeping good pace with it.

** GM Nina **
Cain is easily able to follow the Watcher, his astral power/strength/speed is faster than the watcher.

** GM Nina **
Cain follows the watcher to a warehouse right against the docks, through the wall of the warehouse and inside to a panel van where the watcher spirit is frustrated and confused.. the van appears to have a ward on the inside walls and the watcher can't get to Nina to make a report. It stands/floats.. waiting..

** GM Nina **
Confirmed: Manifested you can cast magic, Drain is always Physical.

Cain gets his bearings on the area, then fliiiies back to the bungalow to drop a warning to the guards. Warehouse, van parked outside, this area of town. Then, he is moving back while manifested to the van.

** GM Nina **
BG Count at Docks: 1

** GM Nina **
The men at the bungelow nods to the report and start realying information over their encrypted goverment radios.

** GM Nina **
Want to +roll Perception to get an idea of what's gonig on?

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Intelligence:
1 3 4 4 4 4

** GM Nina **
Adjustment to above pose: Cain is un-manifesting after reporting to the Bungelow men.. then returning to the warehouse.

** GM Nina **
Cain can see the warehouse below. Inside he assumes the van to still be in in place where he left it a minute+ ago. The submarine crawls along pretty slow under the water.. so who knows how long that will take to get on site.

Cain enters the warehouse and begins to count the heads inside, looking for anyone that seems magically concious, or signs of magic other then the wards.

** GM Nina **
Cain notes the following:

  • 30+ men
  • 8 femals
  • All with attitutes and mental status of: Paranoia, on edge, anger, military mindset
  • 3 Physical Adepts
  • 7 men with cyber
  • 3 women with cyber
  • Long open pool where submarine can pull in under the docks and surface inside the warehouse, not being seen by the docks or those out in the port area.
  • 7 different pickup trucks
  • Catwalk around circumfrance of the warehouse 20 feet off floor level.. this has 6 armed guards (adding to previous numbers) patrolling and looking out windows to the outside.

There is a grimace from Cain as he realizes just the sheer /number/ of people involved. He does his vanishing act once again. He returns to the bungalow, to recount exactly what he counted. Cautions about the submarine pool, and cautions about the sheer volume. This time, he stays with the guard to plan. How many assets do they even have?

** GM Nina **
Cain is informed they will escort him to Dennis where he can talk to him directly. Talking about assets they are not authorized to divulge to Cain.

Cain grimaces, and nods. "Time is /crucial/." He grunts, but he does follow with the men.

** GM Nina **
The men take about 8 minutes.. getting out of the Bungelow (only one is taking Cain, the other is staying and guarding Cain's body), and into a golf cart.. down the parking lot, onto the street, into another resort, through security.. to a house and then inside to a study that is a buzz with activity. Jane is outside the study pacing and worried with a woman comforting her. Dennis is inside the study with three men looking over a large computer monitor with a satelite feed of the industrial docks.

«OOC» Cain says, "Same warehouse?"
«OOC» Nina says, "They are one warehouse off."

When Cain comes inside, he really doesn't waste any time. When he sees the satellite feed he moves closer and points towards the appropriate warehouse. "Not that one." He says quietly, gesturing them towards the right one. "The Submarine would be off shore approaching from the direction of the restaurant. There was three figures on the submarine. The inside of the warehouse has a pool they can just drive the submarine right up inside. Nina is being kept inside of a warded van inside. There are close to 40 people in the building, all military. Some cybered up, some adepts.

Dennis listens to the update from Cain as another of the men is moving their focus onto the proper warehouse.

Dennis picks up an old school looking phone and puts it to his ear, a wire tracts down to an electronic box (likely military/government encryption communications), "I need a seal team response at lattitude xxxxx, longitude yyyyy," and he starts laying out all the information that Cain has offered to this point.

Cain goes silent, listening. He glances around the room, waiting for Dennis to finish his call. "I'm going to go assess the situation further. See if I can give an ETA on the submarines arrival." He offers.

Dennis begins to look frustrated, "Yes.. this is Congressman Reynolds, Chairman of the Defense Approrpriations committee, I am authorizing this mission…. what?.. for Gods sakes!"

He slams the phone down and fumes to the rum in anger, "They need to get confirmation from the president."

Cain grits his teeth faintly, and runs a hand through his hair. His astral hair. "How many men do you have present? How well equipped is your security detail?"

Dennis offers, "Eight men, one with your body, seven here in this building with us now. Machine pistols, assault rifles if needed in the armored SUVs.. three SUVs, Class 3 armor vests, all previous or current military trained."

One of the men in the room talking on a phone hangs up, "Sir.. their demands have just come in. They are saying they will let your daughter go tomorrow afternoon.. after you vote to support the approriations bill giving funding to the separatist Bahemian movement."

Cain rubs his brows slowly. He considers. "Okay." He murmurs, "Okay. There are there people in the submarine. With the forces you detailed, there is no hope in hell of successfully pulling off a frontal assault." Cain thinks. "So. Heres the plan. They don't know we know anything. I've not tripped any sensors. We can let them load Nina into the submarine. That'll narrow them from over thirty to just 3. Your men get access to diving gear, and a boat-" He pauses, when the information comes in. A frown comes over the mans face. That wasn't what he expected.

The room grows quiet as everyone is mentally processing the demands and the situation offered and the plans.

Cain is silent for a few moments as well, before he shakes his head. "No guarantee they'll let her go." He murmurs, before he sighs softly. "I'm going to go check on the warehouse. Back shortly." He does the same thing. He unmanifests, and flies back to the Warehouse. Checking to be sure that watcher spirit is still trying to get to Nina, and seeing if the submarine has pulled up yet.

** GM Nina **
Please +roll perception

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Intelligence:
1 3 3 4 4 10

** GM Nina **
Plot Status Check:
Is this okay? Not too frustrating?

«OOC» Cain says, "No, its fine. I'm not frustrated. Not really equipped ICly to deal with this though."
«OOC» Cain nodsnods. "Yep! Cain isn't going to fuck around when Nina gets ambushed."
«OOC» Cain says, "But my spells are poorly suited to.. .well, anything. I'm a supplementary character, and not even that great of one."

** GM Nina **
Perception roll above assists in Stealth roll… finding a good location to manifest and not be seen.

Please +roll stealth

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Stealth:
1 1 5 10
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 4 vs TN 10 for "Enemy spotting Cain's hidey hole.":
2 3 4 8 = 0 Successes

** GM Nina **
Cain finds a great spot inside the warehouse at one far end <nearest the Southern end> where there are office rooms (2 stories tall with exterior stairs leading up to the 2nd floor offices). On top of these offices are boxes and crates and crap kept for storage. He is able to manifest behind these stacks of crap to get a great view of the catwalks (6 people on patrol) and the area below (sub pool, van, pickup trucks, army, etc).

Taking a good look aournd he does not see Nina's watcher spirit now.

Cain checks to see if there is a submarine in the sub pool.

** GM Nina **
The sub pool appears empty.. unless it's an invisible sub.

Cain slips back across into the astral, and gets some distance from the building. There is a cursory check over the water to see if he can see the watcher spirit approaching from over the submarine. Then, he casts his invisibility spell on himself.

** GM Nina **
Industrial Docks: BG Count: 1
Once 1 mile away from the Docks (along water or out into water: BG Count: 0)
Inland into the city: BG Count 1 (perhaps more in certain locations)

** GM Nina **
Perception roll please to spot Watcher spirit.

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Intelligence:
3 3 4 5 7 9

** GM Nina **
Cain heads out away from the industrial docks, out away from the shoreline and over open waters, searching this way and that for Nina's little watcher. After about fifteen minutes… it zips past him from the docks.. as if had just left that area and is heading out along the shoreline.

Cain flies after the watcher once it leaves the docks. He notes in his head that if he didn't see it near the van… it was probably somewhere else in the building with Nina. Maybe she got moved. Either way, he moves after the watcher to follow it.

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 6 vs TN 9 for "Watcher reaquiring target, long delay.. might not find.":
1 2 2 5 11 17 = 2 Successes

** GM Nina **
Surprisingly… even though greatly delayed on getting back to its target it's tracking for Nina… the little watcher spirit dips around under the water and above and after a couple minutes finds the submarine again about 300 meters outside of the harbor entrance.. crawling along at about 4 knots under the water.

Cain follows the Watcher spirit to the submarine, then heads off about a mile. It doesn't take long, and once he is a mile out he'd cast his two stealthy-spells. Improved Invisibility, and Stealth.

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Sorcery + Spell Pool: 7 vs TN 4 for " Bg count 0, F2 Imp. Invisibility":
1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 5 8 10 = 3 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Sorcery + Spell Pool: 7 - 3 (successes) vs TN 4 for " Bg count 0, F2 Imp. Invisibility kp 1/5":
2 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 11 15 = 6 Successes
«OOC» Cain stands.

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Willpower vs TN 2 for " Soaking a light":
1 3 4 4 5 5 7 = 6 Successes

** GM Nina **
Cain - F1 Imp. Invis: 9 successes
Sustainging Foci
No Drain

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Sorcery + Spell Pool: 7 vs TN 4 for " Bg count 0, F1 Stealth":
1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 9 11 11 17 = 7 Successes
«OOC» Cain stands.

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Willpower vs TN 2 for " Soaking F1 Stealth":
1 2 2 3 3 3 5 = 6 Successes

** GM Nina **
Cain - F1 Stealth
Sustaining Foci
No Drain

With his invisibility and Stealth activated, Cain becomes extra quiet and invisible. Knowing now full well where the Submarine is, he flies back to the Warehouse and puts in some effort to locate Nina. Without manifesting, just to be safe. If the watcher spirit flew back it should mean it was somehow able to find her…

** GM Nina **
Please roll Perception for Astral Searching for Nina.

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Intelligence:
1 1 2 4 5 5

** GM Nina **
Cain does his search… in the office? NO.. the other office? No.. over there? No, there? No. After about 25 minutes.. the watcher spirit returns and flies up to the van and waits at the side of it again.. stopped by the ward.

Cain frowns a bit. Well, at least he knows now. He checks around to see if the population of the room has changed at all. If not, he'd finally return to Dennis.

** GM Nina **
Update: While searching for Nina one thing did change. A van arrived with eight additional man, all with assault rifles and chest armor.

Once Cain has returned to Dennis, he drops his silence spell since he can't talk with it on. "There are 8 more men. The Submarine is about 300 meters out from the mouth of the harbor, moving slowly towards it. Nina is still in the van in the warehouse."

The men in the room draw guns, circle around Dennis and … oh.. it's Cain. The invisible voice out of nowhere starts to make sense when the information sounds like something Cain would be telling them.

Dennis offers, "We're not going to get approval for the seal team hit.. we have to do this on our own."

Cain doesn't seem to care about such a silly thing as 'procedure'. "They have someone on payroll who is also a magic user, but he isn't there. His wards are though. I can't get through them to get to Nina, and I can't get the van out as the warehouse is enclosed. Unless they try to move her, I'm out of options for what I can do."

The men in the room start to plan and throw out ideas. Some are quickly rejected and some are shelved for more discussion after all ideas are on the table.

Jane steps into the room, not an authorized presence as the men look aggitated that she's getting involved in this man-stuff. Jane offers, "I can offer the assitance of myself and my elementals."

Dennis scowls, "Love.. I."

Jane gives him the look and it shuts the congressman down immediately.

Dennis nods, "Yes.. you have as much in this as I do.. please.. come in."

Cain looks towards Jane. Well, his invisible form does. "Nina is being held behind a ward I can't break through, in a warehouse with now by my count roughly 40 or more armed and well equipped mercenaries. Some cybered up, some adepts. There is a submarine approaching the facility, perhaps 300 meters out. They haven't yet been able to perceive me astrally. I can't get past the wards on the van, and even if I could it'd alert them I was trying. So far, they are unaware. I'm not entirely sure what to offer. My hope is that they try to move her to the submarine. That will limit their effective numbers substantially, and confine them.

Jane considers as she talks to the invisible voice, she can be seen going dual natured and looking into the astral at Cain direclty, "I could project with you… stunball the room until noone is standing. In the van though.. If I can't see a target that won't knock them out."

Cain sighs softly. "I'm going to get my body. Get me a submachine gun, best rounds you've got, and whatever good armor you've got around. I'll go in invisible and be asset on the ground. we don't need to get into the van, we just need to get whoever is inside of it out. If you can use your elementals and your magic to handle the men in the room, I will get the door open and megakinesis the van out." a pause, as he looks towards Dennis. "If your security detail hangs outside in covered positions, it may help to provide a deterrent to them fleeing in other methods." He says quietly. But he turns his gaze to Jane. "My concern is that there is someone in the van with her that will kill her if a rescue is staged. I'm hoping when the submarine gets to the pool, they move her inside. While they are moving her is ideal time to move… If they move her."

Dennis and the rest seem to agree with the plan, Dennis speaking, "Same concern here.. someone in the van with her ready to take action if they are attacked. I think your idea about the submarine is our best hope."

"Me too." Cain agrees. "Worst case, I'll go inside invisible. I'll open the door, and hose down whoever is inside before they can hurt her." Cain says with a level quietness to his voice. "I'll be back soon. Jane, Nina assigned a watcher spirit to monitor the submarine. Every half hour it returns to her, then back to the submarine. While I'm moving here, I'd appreciate it if you could check on her and make sure she doesn't get moved."

Jane nods and moves from the room to a place where she can safetyl astrally project from.

Cain would flee home, then return with presumably his body guard and his actual body.

** GM Nina **
10 minutes later, Cain returns with the guard that was guarding his body to the war room.

Cain looks around when he returns. "Back. What'd you find?" Both for information, and in the hopes of getting equipped.

Jane manifests in the war room, "The Submarine as surfaced in the warehouse."

Cain grimaces. "Did they move her? Or did they seem to be getting ready to move her?"

Jane-ghost offers, "It just happened.. it surfaced in the warehouse and I came immediately back to tell everyone."

Cain nods. "Okay. I won't be there soon. We can either approach is astrally and use your elemantals as the physical method of getting her out, or I can rush over."

The lead security officer in the room offers, "It's a ten minute car ride over to the warehouse from here."

Cain rubs his brow, and nods. "Then get me the gear I asked, and load me up in a vehicle. Lets move. I'll need a radio, so someone can coordinate me with Jane when she reports back over here."

Dennis nods approval and two of the men head off to get Cain's gear for him.

Jane disolves again and vanishes.

Cain moves to the vehicle, getting ready to armor up and get equipped as best as he is able.

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 6 vs TN 4 for "Jane Conjuring F4 Watcher":
2 4 4 5 5 8 = 5 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 6 vs TN 9 for "4~F4 Watcher drain, only asking 1 hour service. 4L Drain":
1 2 4 4 5 14 = 1 Success

** GM Nina **
Was supposed to be TN 4… 4 successes

** GM Nina **
Cain heads off in one of the armored SUVs with four of the men. The remaining security stay with Jane's body and Dennis in the house.

Cain would get dressed, then give the men directions to a place around the corner. Once he does, he'd project. He knew where his body would be, but he wanted to join Jane and see what there was to be seen.

** GM Nina **
Cain is given an UZI and 4 magazines of ammo (APDS, 30 rnd mags), as well as an armored vest 5/3. And also a commlink.

** GM Nina **
In the astral plane… Cain searches out for Jane.

Please +roll perception, TN 5.

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Intelligence vs TN 5:
1 1 2 2 3 10 = 1 Success

** GM Nina **
Inside.. up by the crates above the offices.

** GM Nina **
The submarine is slowly submerging under the water.

Cain moves up astrally to join Jane, looking at the van then looking towards Jane. "Did they move her?"

Jane nods with a frown and a stern expression, she has manifested so she can view things better. She replies to Cain in a whisper, "I put a watcher spirit on the submarine to keep tabs of it… they moved her into the submarine. I did a quick flyby when they had the hatch open.. I don't think they have a ward on the sub. That will be a big help for us.. only a few people, no ward. Much more in our favor than this warehouse with an army in it."

"Good." Cain grunts, "Let it get out to see. We will wreck their shit then." Cain isn't a happy man. "I really would have wished I'd gotten here soon enough to hit while they were transferring her." He sighs, "Did anyone get on the sub and stay on the sub? Or was it just the same three that were already on it?"

Jane offers in their secret hiding place in a whisper, "Only one guy got out and he got some crates and a couple duffle bags he handed down to someone inside.. they got Nina inside and three more men went in with her.. and then the guy got back in the sub that came out of it."

"That makes… 6 in the submarine, by my count. And Nina. So 7." He says softly, "Okay. Lets let it get some distance. I'm gonna go back to my body, and tell the guards to head away from here. No point in attacking this place directly, when Ninas not here anymore."

Jane nods to Cain, "Okay.. I'm going back to the house then also."

Cain returns to his body. "Ninas on the move." He says, "We were too slow to catch the transfer. They put her on the submarine. We are gonna try to hit that instead, lets get back to Dennis."

The driver nods to Cain as he reports the update, "Shit.. okay," she does a u-turn and gets on back to the house.. heading that way but it still takes 10 minuts.

** GM Nina **
Meanwhile.. 10 minutes gets the sub out of the warehouse, out of the harbor and into open waters.

By the time the body is driving back, Cain has already gone Astral and returned to meet up with Jane, materializing by Dennis. "Okay. What are we going to do with the submarine? Dropping all the combatnants on board won't be hard, but how do we recover Nina?"

Jane offers, "We don't know if she is concious or unconcious, she looked limp and being mostly carried when they put her in the sub."

The head of security that remained with Dennis nods, "We can't just flood the sub if she's unconcious, she'd drown."

Jane counters, "I could have my air elemental surround her head in a bubble of air and keep fresh air around her head."

Dennis gapes, "Shit.. serious?"

Jane nods.

Dennis and the men in the room look impressed.

"One way or another, we are going to knock the shit out of every single person in that sub." Cain says with a shake of his head. He looks to Jane, "What are the odds your elementals could push her to the surface?" He asks softly, "… and can we get dive equipment and a boat? If your elemental can protect her head, men can go down and retrieve her."

Jane offers, "The air elemental can keep her with breathable air.. I'm fairly confident it can surround her entire in a bubble.. that is lighter than water.. and would float her to the surface."

"But we'd need to rupture the vessel." Cain says quietly, "I'm not geared for that. Are you?"

Jane looks less confident now and more uneasy, "Most of what I now is theoretical.. the spells I do have access and ability of are defensive mostly in nature.. legal spells of course. Stunball of a Hume 4 rating, stunbolt.. some spells like that. Those other spells are too dangerous.. and illegal."

The head of security offers, "I can call in a favor to the Naval ship. I am pretty sure I can get us a boat and scuba gear.. and a small shape charge."

Cain makes a soft noise, and inclines his head. "Well. First things first. Stop it from moving away. Lets end the people inside. Dennis, I'd suggest trying to get rescue divers, a boat, and someone with a cutting torch. The warehouse had no vessels around it other then the submarine. I don't think we need to worry about them ambushing us, but they may well do it." There is a gesture to the head of security. "You guys get that solved. Jane? Lets go make sure the people in that sub understand why they've made a mistake tonight>"

Jane nods to manifested Cain and then she walks over and hugs her husband. The two share a deadly gaze like two grizzly bears just awakened to their cub being threatened.. all rules are now gone.

Cain is not a man that shows much emotion when the time has come to work. He nods to Jane, then slips back across astral, ready to follow her out to the submarine.

Jane and Cain (heh.. it rhyems) head out together, Jane following the mental link to her Watcher spirit until they find it hovering over the surface of the water and gently moving out to sea.

Examination of the area shows the sub to be at 50 meters in depth and heading South, away from the main island.

"Lets go inside." Cain says, before diving down towards the submarine. He again checks for a ward, and then slides inside. Once inside, he'd check for all bodies on board, assessing for a magic user.

Jane heads in with Cain.

** GM Nina **
Please +roll perception

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 6 for "Momma bear perception":
2 3 3 3 5 5
«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Intelligence:
1 1 2 4 8 14

** GM Nina **
While still Astral and not manifested: » Recon

  • Nina is in the lower bunk, feet and hands tied, mage-mask over her head.. unmoving.
  • Dwarf pilot/rigger at the plegiglass bubble rigged in.
  • Two technicians at the front two desks.
  • Three new men are in the sub (one on the top bunk resting), one sitting on the toilet, one on a fold down chair in the hallway outside the head (restroom) watching and looking around. The guy sitting on the fold down chair being alert is a physical adept.

Cain says to Jane, who is with him astrally. "Start at the back, work forwards. Take out the man asleep on the top bunk first. Then the one sitting on the toilet. Then the man in the hallway. Once thats done, we can take out the technicians then the rigged in rigger. In that order. Sound appropriate?"

Jane(astral) nods and gives a thumbs up. The colors in the astral within her are dark reds, like a burning coal of rage.

Cain times his spells with Jane, so they can move in order. The man in the bunk is gonna catch a stunbolt
------> Nina's PrP <-------
Nina's Plot Log has now stopped.
-----> Sat Dec 26 17:19:56 2075 <------

** GM Nina **
Top Bunk Man:
Willpower: 4

** GM Nina **
BG Count: 0

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Sorcery + Spell Pool: 7 vs TN 4 for " Doing the invisibile thing again. F1 Imp. Invisibility, sustained on foci.":
1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 7 11 = 7 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Willpower vs TN 2 for " Soaking a light from F1 Imp Invis":
1 3 4 4 5 5 11 = 6 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Sorcery + Spell Pool: 7 vs TN 4 for " Doing the stealth thing again. F1 stealth, sustained on foci.":
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 5 7 7 8 10 = 6 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Willpower vs TN 2 for " Soaking a light from F1 Stealth":
1 2 3 4 4 4 5 = 6 Successes

«OOC» Nina says, "You don't have a visible body to turn invisible until after you manifest.. could go outside the hull and manifest and then turn invisible.. but you can't turn invisible until after you are manifested."
«OOC» Cain says, "Okay."

Cain murmurs to Jane. "I'm gonna slip outside to cast invisibility and stealth. Count down from 30, then hit that guy. 10 seconds later, the one in the bathroom. 10 seconds later, hallway. 10 seconds later, the technician on the left, I'll hit the one on the right. That'll be where you save for the big hit. We'll try to drop them at the same time. Ready?"

Jane offers, "I can hit all three at the front in a stunball when it's time to hit those three last.. want me to do that?"

"Definitely! You'll do it first, I'll hold to smack whoever doesn't go down.
Cain then slips outside once the plan has been made, and he tells Jane to do the countdown. He would be back in 6 seconds, ready to go on the first target, stealthed and invisible.

Jane nods and manifests outside the hull as well, "I'll time my spell with yours… I'll get the guy in the toilet while you get the bunk.. then you hit the physical adept and I stunball the group at the front.. that the plan?"

"We'll work together on the first two." Cain says, "The bunk and toilet. When I hit the guy in the hallway, you stunbolt the crowd."

Jane nods, knowing he means stunball the crowd, and gives him the thumbs up.

** GM Nina **
Cain's surprise attack first… then I will roll Jane in the toilet.

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Sorcery + Spell Pool: 5 vs TN 4 for " STUNBOLT OF DOOOOM. F6 S-wound stunbolt.":
1 2 2 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 9 10 = 6 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Willpower + Spell Pool: 2 vs TN 2 for " Soaking an S from F6 Stunbolt":
1 1 1 2 4 4 4 5 11 = 6 Successes

«Plot» Cain says, "Full soak, and 6 successes on an F6 S-damage. (Hoping for the successes to carry it to D)"

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 4 + 3 (KP) vs TN 6 for "Resiting, KP: 6/6":
1 1 1 2 3 7 9 = 2 Successes

** GM Nina **
Bunk Man takes Deadly Stun.. falls asleep.

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 6 (Jane Sorcery) + Spell Pool: 5 vs TN 4 for "F4 Stunbolt in the tooshie.":
2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 7 8 = 8 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 6 (Jane Willpower) + Spell Pool: 2 vs TN 2 for "Saoking S Physical from F6 Stunbolt. Need 6 successes":
1 2 3 5 5 5 5 10 = 7 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 4 (Turd Willpower) + 6 (KP) vs TN 4 for "KP: 6/6":
1 1 2 2 3 3 3 9 10 10 = 3 Successes

** GM Nina **
Turd cutter takes deadly stun and falls asleep on the shitter.
No drain

** GM Nina **
Next in plan:
Synchronized Phys Adept (Cain) and Group Stunball.. coming into the open where they are visible for surprise attack.

** GM Nina **
Please +roll reaction

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Reaction:
1 1 2 5 5 13

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 8 for "Phys Adept Jock Reaction":
1 1 2 5 5 5 8 11
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 5 for "Tech 1":
2 3 3 4 5
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 5 for "Tech 2":
2 4 4 5 7
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 4 for "Jacked in Rigger":
1 1 3 3
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 6 for "Jane":
1 2 4 4 5 15

** GM Nina **
Cain and Jane get the jump on the badies for one surprise action.

** GM Nina **
Phys Adept: 6
Tech 1: 4
Tech 2: 4
Rigger: 4

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Sorcery + Spell Pool: 5 vs TN 6 for " F6 Stunbolt, D-damage on the Phys Adept MAXIMUM POWAH":
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 5 5 5 9 11 = 2 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Sorcery + Spell Pool: 5 - 2 (successes) vs TN 6 for " F6 Stunbolt, D-damage on the Phys Adept MAXIMUM POWAH kp 3/5":
1 2 3 4 4 5 5 5 7 11 = 2 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Willpower + Spell Pool: 2 vs TN 2 for " Soaking a D, need 8 successes.":
1 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 8 = 8 Successes
«OOC» Cain says, "OH SHIZNAP."

«Plot» Cain says, "4 successes on F6 Stunbolt, full soak."

«OOC» Nina says, "phew.. close.. Physical drain too"
«OOC» Cain says, "I went whole hog ;)"
«OOC» Nina says, "Nina is so lucky to have someone that comes to save her like this. :)"

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 6 (Phys Adept Willpower) + 6 (KP) vs TN 6 for "KP 6/6":
1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 9 9 = 2 Successes

** GM Nina **
Phys Adept takes Deadly stun and falls over in the chair and to the floor of the sub asleep.

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 6 (Jane Sorcery) + Spell Pool: 5 vs TN 4 for "F4 Serious Stunball on front group.":
1 1 2 2 4 4 4 5 5 11 15 = 7 Successes

----—> Adding Dice with Karma Pool <----
Dice 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
KP Used 1 3 6 10 15 21 28 36 45 55

** GM Nina **
Also note.. gave Phys Adept 6 dice of KP dice.. that's a lot more than 6 KP.. Modify RP log to have him use KP: 21/21 so he got to use the full 6 dice to his roll.

«OOC» Cain cackles.
«OOC» Cain says, "I ganked super strong 200+ karma person."
«OOC» Nina says, "Yeah.. sort of awesome."

** GM Nina **
Forgot to mention Serious Stunball in roll above.

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 6 (Jane Willpower) + Spell Pool: 2 vs TN 2 for "Soaking Deadly Physical Drain, need 8 successes":
2 2 2 3 4 8 9 9 = 8 Successes

** GM Nina **
F4 Stunball, 7 successes, no drain
Rolling resists

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 4 + 6 (KP) vs TN 4 for "Rigger Resist, KP: 21/21":
2 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 9 10 = 6 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 4 + 4 (KP) vs TN 4 for "Tech 1 Resist, KP: 10/10":
3 3 4 4 5 5 5 11 = 6 Successes

«OOC» Cain says, "Jayzus."
«OOC» Cain says, "Well, they are still taking S-wounds at least."

«OOC» Nina says, "I only givae Jane 1 KP and F4 spells."
«OOC» Nina says, "So you're the big dog here."

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 4 + 4 (KP) vs TN 4 for "Tech 2 Resist, KP: 10/10":
1 1 2 3 4 5 5 14 = 4 Successes

** GM Nina **
Rigger: Serious Stun
Tech 1: Serious Stun
Tech 2: Sleeping

** GM Nina **
+init.. not in plot room so we will keep track.

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Initiative with a result of 9.
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 1 for "+5 Rigger Init -3 (serious stun)":
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 1 for "+5 Tech 1 Init -3 (serious stun)":
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 1 for "+5 jANE iNIT":

** GM Nina **
Round 1, Pass 1
Jane: 10
Cain: 9
Tech 1: 5
Rigger: 3

«OOC» Nina says, "Logical to try another stunball?"
«OOC» Cain says, "Of course! She doesn't know how fast Cain is."
«OOC» Nina says, "agreed"

Cain plays the zort game. Despite that Physadept being an adept, therefor someone probably with a strong mind… And a few hundred Karma… Big G Cain drops the stunbolt bomb on his head and sends him into the realm of unconciousness with a powerful attack.

Jane comes through the bathroom wall, assuming Cain is doing the same from the bunk as their plan. She's facing the front as her ghostly form comes through the wall and she's pulling in mana to do her stunball spell. Some of those in the front spot her and try and turn to defend themselves but she's faster and has the drop on them… In the astral.. in the middle of them she has a ball of green goo erupt and it splaters on them. One of the technicians falls asleep but the rigger and the other technician just get woozie.

** GM Nina **
RP log Note:
Phys Adept hd 21 KP
Rigger had 14 KP
Tech 1 had 14 KP
Tech 2 had 14 KP
These were rather tough opponents with lots of extra dice.

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 6 (Jane Sorcery) + Spell Pool: 5 vs TN 4 for "F4 Stunball on front group.":
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 = 2 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 6 (Jane Sorcery) + Spell Pool: 5 - 2 (Successes) vs TN 4 for "F4 Stunball on front group. KP: 1/1":
1 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 11 = 4 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 6 (Jane Willpower) + Spell Pool: 2 vs TN 2 for "Soaking Deadly Physical Drain, need 8 successes":
2 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 = 8 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 4 vs TN 4 for "Rigger Resist, out of KP":
1 2 4 4 = 2 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls 4 vs TN 4 for "Tech 1 Reist, out of KP":
3 3 4 7 = 2 Successes

** GM Nina **
Rigger sleeps
Tech 1 sleeps

** GM Nina **
Free RP

Jane's in momma bear mode and doesn't take a number and get in the back of the line to be fair. She's got this ass-nuggets on the ropes and punches again with the same powerful spell. This is enough to drop the Rigger and the remaining Tech guy into a slumber.

When they are all dropped, Cain briefly flits through the submarine. Then he drops his stealth spell. "Go tell Dennis its done. Get him to bring the help. I'll stay here and watch over Nina." A pause, "You don't have a spell to cut the shit off her, do you?"

Jane moves to meet up with Cain, a nervous look over the unconvious men that are visible in the main part of the submarine, "I do not unfortunately.. I have a magic fingers spell and can mess with the manual controls of the sub.. but it's not strong enough to break those cuffs or break the plastic ziptie closure of that mage mask."

"Then go get Dennis, and have him get the location from you and the watcher." Cain says with a nod to her, "I'll make sure these men stay unconcious, and check on Nina." He'd do exactly that, moving over to use Diagnosis on Nina.

Jane nods and heads up and out of the sub.

Nina stirs and tries to struggle when she hears Cain's voice.. and then her mothers.

Cain settles down in front of Nina, "Hey, love." He murmurs softly, "Hey. I can't get you out yet. I can't break the bonds. Everyone in the submarine is unconcious right now. Help is coming to get you out. I'll be here with you until its here. If you hurt, make two noises."

Nina whimper/cries twice.. sobbing.

«OOC» Cain says, "Can I use a spell that requires touch, if I'm astrally manifested?"
«OOC» Nina says, "Yes.. Physical drain"

Cain frowns, and he'd use the spell Diagnose on Nina. Checking to see how wounded she is. Assuming she doesn't resist, of course.

«OOC» Cain says, "Whats my diff? It says willpower, but Nina isn't resisting I'm assuming."
«OOC» Cain says, "Nah, lets be fair. Whats her non-magic WP?"
«OOC» Nina says, "Non magic WP is 7"
«OOC» Nina says, "-4 TN.. due to mage mask messing her up"

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Sorcery + Spell Pool: 7 vs TN 3 for " Diagnosis on Nina.":
1 1 4 4 5 5 5 5 7 7 9 10 15 17 = 12 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Willpower vs TN 2 for " Soaking a F1 Diagnosis.":
1 2 2 2 5 5 11 = 6 Successes

** GM Nina **
F1 Diagnose
12 successes, no drain

** GM Nina **
Limit of spell due to force casting.
Force 1… Only 1 success counts.

** GM Nina **
+spell/list Diagnose
One success tells the subject if the target is healthy or ill and provides a general idea of the target's Essence (normal or low).

** GM Nina **
Results of spell:

  • Mental and phyiscal torture
  • HIgh Essence (5).

"I'm sorry love." Cain says gently, "I'll try to help you out. I'll do what I can, and I'll stay here with you. Just hold on. Your family is coming, and they'l get you out of here."

«OOC» Cain says, "Heal spell."

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Sorcery + Spell Pool: 5 vs TN 5 for " Healing an M wound, just in case she was hurt.":
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 17 = 2 Successes
«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Sorcery + Spell Pool: 5 - 2 vs TN 5 for " Healing an M wound, just in case she was hurt. Karma 5/5":
1 2 2 3 4 8 9 10 11 15 = 5 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Willpower vs TN 2 for " Soaking a M from F4 Heal":
1 2 4 4 5 5 7 = 6 Successes

** GM Nina **
Nina gets healed 2 boxes of physical
Cain takes no drain damage

Nina's shoulders quiver with her sobs.

** GM Nina **
Nina gets healed 7 boxes of physical
Cain takes no drain damage

Nina's body seems to relax a bit more now but her breathing can be heard as if someone is poking needles in her eyes.

Cain murmurs, "I did what I could, love. I'm sorry it hurts. Your mother and father know what happened, and know where you are. I'm gonna be right here. Just focus on my voice, and take slow, shallow breaths. Focus on my voice. Its going to be okay." He'd keep talking, the entire time. Every so often he'd move just enough to check on the bodies to make sure they weren't starting to stir. But he'd make sure she knew, talked louder, absolutely ensured she'd know he wasn't alone. He is waiting for Jane to come back with hopefully good news.

After fifteen minutes.. Jane returns and manifests, she explains as she is doing things in the cockpit area, "I have instructions on how to do this…." She casts her simple F1 magic fingers spell and starts manipulating the radio controls and transponders as she was told how to do from the lead security guy back at the house. She disables the transponder and changes the frequency to one that Dennis' team controls. A key of the mic <push button/manual> and she speaks, "Okay.. transponder turned off so they can't track the sub.. and frequency changed like you said."

The monitors on the desk go to static and then come in clear again as a link is made.

One of the guys on the security detail (their tech guy) is seen on all five monitors on a web-cam like camera, "Okay.. you're doing good. What's the condition of Nina right now?"

The tech also adds, "Okay.. head to the rigger and pull that datajack out of his head."

"Ninas in a lot of discomfort, but her health is secure. Nina, babe? I'm going to go back to my body. I'm going to come and get you." Cain would leave, returning to his body to make sure that he has time to get on whatever boat the security team is on.

** GM Nina **
Back at his body now in the house… Cain gets his bearings and wonders into the war-room.

The Tech guy is talking through a laptop type computer on his communications link over the frequency, "Okay.. now on that panel.. no.. the larger one in the middle… use the arrows to type in the following lattitude and longitude into the auto nav system and then on the screen to the left of that.. put in a surface command for when it reaches that location.. I'll talk you through that."

Dennis turns as Cain enters the room and walks over to him, offers a hand to him and then turns it into a man-hug.

Cains face when his body stirs is drawn with exhaustion. So much magic. All his KP burned. Fortunately no drain. But the emotional toll of talking to the whimpering Nina was almost worse. He gives Dennis a shake, before accepting the hug. For just a brief moment, Dennis might feel the young mans body start to collapse before he steels his shoulders and straightens up. The jobs not done yet. "Do we have a boat? Or are we bringing the sub in?"

Dennis explains, "We are having it go out into the open sea and surface a mile off from a UCAS destroyer in international waters. A Rescue vesel will board and detain the men and rescue Nina."

Cain nods his head to Dennis. "Okay." He says slowly, nodding his head. "Alright. And you guys have that on route? Do you have an ETA?"

The Tech guy turns, "The sub should be at the surface location in an hour. We have it going at maximum submerged travel speed.. screw the battery life and efficiencies."

Cain frowns and nods his head. "Okay." He murmurs, rubbing the back of his neck. "And the rescue boats coming off the destroyer. Alright. I'll go back to the submarine then. Let Nina know and keep her company til she gets picked up."

Dennis nods to Cain, "Thank you son."

Cain nods to Dennis, sitting down before slipping astral again, and darting off. More astral miles in one night then ever before! He returns to the submarine, to check in with Jane and Nina and see how they are doing.

** GM Nina **
Cain finds the submarine, not too terrible far off from where he'd left it.

Nina is about the same, the mental equivalent of having her toenails pulled off with plyers.

Jane is following the tech guys instructions and finishing up the last of the programming on the systems.

Jane offers, "If any of them so much as farts.. I'm going to stunbolt them again."

"Jane what kind of elementals did you say you have?" Cain asks her, glancing over as she finishes programming the system.

Jane offers, "I've got one of each."

"Any of them you can put into this world, here, and have get these things off of Nina? Something strong enough to break the zipties and get the mask off of her, at the least?"

Jane hmms with a ghostly frown, "A Fire elemental would likely burn her and start a fire, water is useless for that, air also.. earth would work. but might crush her skull and break her wrists."

There is a sigh from Cain. "Lovely." He mutters, shaking his head. "Not gentle enough, I gather. Fuck I wish I'd picked up Lazer." He mutters under his breath, looking at Nina with some anguish.

Nina's shoulders quiver, much like a child after witnessing her parents get disemboweled by freddy krueger.

Jane 'oh's aloud, "Wait.. let me check the guys that came in with her when they loaded her in… I bet one of them has the tool for unlocking the mask and the cuffs."

"Oh god, you are right! One second." Cain takes a breath, and centers himself.

«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Sorcery + Spell Pool: 7 vs TN 6 for " Catalog F1, looking for the tool that does the thing!":
1 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 10 = 1 Success
«Auto-Judge[]» Cain (#9240) rolls Willpower vs TN 2 for " Soaking an M":
1 1 1 2 3 3 3 = 4 Successes

** GM Nina **
F1 Catalog, No drain
Tool and key both in pocket of guy on toilet.

"Its in the one on the toilet!" Cain says, gesturing and getting out of the way so Ninas mother can move to do her thing.

Jane moves on over and uses her magic fingers/hands to open the shitter door and pull it back and then reach into the pockets of the pants.. that are down around the guy's ankles until she comes out with "invisible hands" floating tool and key. She uses them to drift over to the lower bunk where Nina is and then takes quite a while before she gets it right.. but unlatches the lock on the back of the magemask first.. then pulls the mask off slowly.

Nina's face is blotchy and red, eyes swollen, hair against her face wet with tears.. snot from her nose and drool with some blood from biting her own lips to cope with pain. She looks to Cain while her mother is working the cuff lock carefully behind her back. Nina's eyes are vacant, looking through him.. which might be normal for looking at a ghost.

"Hey, Nina." Cain says, concern evident on his facefrom the blotchyness and the blood. He grimaces. He hadn't faced the full pain of the mage mask, because he'd been astral. "Oh hun. I'm so sorry." He whispers, checking on Janes work as he stays right in front of Ninas eyes. "You'll be free soon. Help is coming."

Nina closes her eyes and turns to face the wall of the submarine, sobbing with a long moan.

Joan manages after a minute.. damn trick as hell with this spell to work this little key.. until the cuffs snap apart and fall off Nina.

"Nina." Cain says, moving to be in front of her. "Nina. I'm here. Your mothers here too. Open your eyes, love. We are here for you."

Nina's mind seems to be disconnected.. having burrowed into a tunnel deep inside to survive.

Cain grimaces, and looks up to Jane. "Thank you for getting that off her." He murmurs, pain evident and stuffed away. His aura is rife with it.

Jane nods as the tool and key are dropped onto the top bunk by her inviso-hands, "My poor .. poor child."

There is a heavy sigh from Cain. "Yeah." He murmurs. "She has been in that thing for… an hour, hour and a half now."

Jane covers her face in her hands for a few moments, gathering her courage.

Cain gives Jane a reassuring look. "It'll be okay. We'll get her out of here soon. And she'll get better. She is strong, really strong."

** GM Nina **
Jane and Cain spend another 40 minutes together on the sub before a hissing is heard, the propeller stops turning and it begins to raise to the surface.

Cain shifts, checking up as he stays hovering near Nina. He looks towards Jane. "Go ahead and flit back to Dennis. They don't need to see you here. I'll stay and watch over Nina until they get her to safety.

Jane nods, checks over Nina and then heads away.

Nina rolls over about now and then looks to Cain and tries to sit up and hug him and cry against his shoulder.

"I'm sorry, I'm manifested. I'm here love, but I can't hug you. I'm here." He soothes as she fades through him (Unless she goes astral?)

Nina lays back down and astrally projects, moving to/into Cain's embrace, "You said an hour… that is impossible.. I was in there for weeks."

Cain hugs tightly, and shakes his head, snaring her aggressively to him. "Hours." He murmurs. "Maybe not even more then one. I've been watching you as often as I can. I'm so sorry. They got you, and left me on the beach."

Nina's emotions and mental state are plain to see in the astral world.. and damn they are seriously fragged up right now, this might even call for some professional counseling once they get back to denver.

** GM Nina **
The sub breaches the surface of the water and gently rocks in the waves. A hiss is heard and then the top access port auto-opens and lifts up ward, allowing in fresh sea scented air and a brief mist.

Cain hugs her tightly, holding her close as the hissing sounds. "There you go love. They are going to come down and get you soon. You want me to follow you around and stay with you?"

Nina shakes her astral head, "No.. I.. well I do.. but I don't want them seeing you."

------> Nina's PrP <-------
Nina's Plot Log has now stopped.
-----> Sun Dec 27 00:07:20 2075 <------

** GM Nina **
Plot log restarted next IRL day

Cain gives Nina a final hug. "I understand. I'll be with you soon. Be strong, love." He'd slip back, and then return to his bodty.
«Auto-Judge[]» Nina (#6503) rolls Intelligence vs TN 6:
1 1 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 7 11 = 2 Successes

** GM Nina **
Nina slips back into her meat body with a groan as she can hear the outboard motor of a boat above nearing the hatch/side of the submarine. She reaches out her mind to the many links in the astral that attach her to her several foci on her bracelet… slipping her view into the astral she follows the silvery micro-strands.. all leading into the Physical Adepts pocket. There.. she fishes out her bracelet and puts it on before giving the phys. adept a swift kick in the face.

"Miss Reynods… we're coming aboard," calls a man's voice from above.

Nina calls up in a weak and feeble voice, "They're all unconcious.. come on in please."

* Scooby Do Time Fast-Forward *

  • Nina is rescued by a UCAS search and rescue team on a small rubber skiff/boat.
  • The unconcious separatist military men are secured and a 2nd boat is used to take them into custody.
  • One of the rescuers programs the sub to return to some set coordinates requested by Dennis. The sub will fetch some very good cred with the LEGIT Bahemian government and be worth considerable bartering/good will and nuyen value for the UCAS government.
  • Nina is brought upon the UCAS Naval ship and treated to physically by their doctor, mostly just a sedative to allow her to sleep because her body has already been healed physically.
  • A ship/shore vessel is launched a couple hours later and Nina is brought in (asleep) and handed off to Dennis' head of security who brings her back to the house, carries her in and lays her on her parents master-bedroom bed.
  • Dennis, Jane and Cain wait for Nina to wake up from her drug induced sleep but after three hours they leave Cain alone with Nina to recover and watch over her. Cain has proven to the family that he will never allow her to be harmed and that has bought him decades of family-cred.

After half an hour…

Nina stirs slowly and her eyes open.

When Ninas eyes open, she'd find Cain sitting beside her on the bed, her head in his lap. He is still wearing the armor he'd been given, still sitting in the bed with the SMG he'd been provided on the other side from Nina. Not that he didn't trust the security detail of her father, but he didn't want to leave Nina at all while she was unconcious. He might be mistaken for being asleep, except for the gentle motion of one hand constantly running through Ninas hair. When she stirs, his head tips forwards and looks down at her. Her eyes opening get a soft smile, and he shifts a bit. "Hey, love." He murmurs gently.

Nina's eyes turn upward to find Cain's and a gentle smile comes across her mouth, "Thank you Cain…. I love you so much."

Cain continues to trail his fingers through her hair, though he is shifting now to lay down beside her as he draws her up against him. He isn't entirely comfortable in his armor to snuggle with no doubt, but there he is. "I love you too, Nina." He murmurs. He shifts to kiss her gentle smile. "Want me to call your parents back in? They were worried about you."

Nina nods slowly, "In a couple minutes.. let me just lay here with you for a little bit first… okay?"

Cain nods his head, and his arms curl around Nina protectively as he closes his eyes and rests with her. Tension finally leaves him a little bit, as he hears her voice relatively normal.

Jane pops in with an eager expression, having heard Nina's voice drift into the next room where she was hovering, "Oh.. thank you Lord." and she comes around the other side and sits on the bed to kiss her daughter on the forehead.

Cain stirs, shifting to smile as Jane comes in. He gently releases Nina so that she can sit up properly. He gives her a squeeze of the hand, then rises up to strip out of the armor back into his board shorts and shirt.

** GM Nina **
IC Time: 6:00 am

Lots of exhausted people that didn't get any sleep last night.

After visiting for a couple hours.. Dennis and Jane have Nina driven back (golf cart) to her and Cain's Bungalow so that they can nap and cuddle all day long (2 security guards outside).

The plan is for dinner inside at the congressman's rented house that evening.

Nina has recovered physically, but she's jumpy. Small noises get her to prep manabolts or just cower and cry.. but she's slowly recovering. It just might take a couple weeks and even then.. hidden triggers might resurface on occassion.

Cain is folded into the family like soft blueberries into pancake batter, becoming part of the family with full trust and appreciation.

After Dinner Jane takes Nina to the side to talk and bond more withher and Dennis pulls Cain to the side for a beer on the patio overlooking the lagoon where the full moon lights the dark waters and palm trees.

Dennis inquires, "So.. some of what you did was highly restrictive use of magic. You work for a security firm?"

Cain is tired, and he moves to follow after Dennis when he is pulled aside. "Worked." He says after a moment, rolling the beer between his hands. "With my family, actually. That was a long time ago, and not the same work I do now."

Dennis nods as he listens, a swig of the Samuel Adams Lager and then a slow swallow before sitting down in one of the chairs on the deck, "Jane and I… we appreciate how you look out for Nina.. how you obviously care for her. Such a thing is not as common as it used to be in years past. We want to let you know we…. appreciate you in her life." Dennis then adds, "She went a great deal of time alone.. nothing but her studies to be close to her. She refused to let us help her out financially when she moved to Denver and investigators we hired to make sure she was okay came back with some interesting stories.. but we had to let her make her own choices. We know she's tied up pretty deep with the Italian Mafia.. as a freelancer. And rumors are she's done a lot of work that's isn't officially legal. But we've also noted she's had the reputation on these jobs of being careful, of reducing the loss of life as much as possible, using non-lethal means whenver feasible.. that she is still generous and kind. I want you to know that our little Nina is very special to us."

Cain doesn't say much while Dennis describes all of this, and he does nod his head to the mans words. "I know." He says simply at the end of it. "We didn't meet through freelance work." He says quietly, glancing up to Dennis. "Though we've done some together. Nina has helped me out of a bad place, after my family… the entirety of it… was killed." He explains quietly. "I share her outlook on things."

Dennis enjoys another pull on his beer, "Gabriel, you have proven yourself someone that will protect my daughter. Can I trust that you will reach out to me if you think my assets can help keep her safe… any time.. day or night?"

Cain is quiet for a moment, before he nods. "Yeah. If we get in over her heads, I won't hesitate to let you know." He agrees. "For the most part, we are pretty careful. I don't think the men that grabbed her had any real idea what we could do."

Dennis nods slowly, "That's good then… that she's been careful enough about her skillsets that a common examination of her I.D. doesn't set off security concerns. Smart girl."

Dennis leans over with a curious look, "What's with her tattoos? She was never interested in tattoos her whole life.. then suddenly half her body is covered."

There is a bit of a grin from Cain, and a little shake of her head. "They are special to her." He says quietly, before glancing up to Dennis. "I'm an accomplished tattoo artist myself. But those are special, if you catch my understanding."

Jane may.. but Dennis isn't in the same circles as the Hermetic wife that he has but he nods slowly; though just a little bit as if he's faking understanding. He finishes his beer and stands upslowly and then offers his right hand to be shaken.. some sort of official man-bonding that concludes their verbal contract.

Cain gives Dennis a firm shake of the hand a nod of his head. Then he stirs to move and go seek out Nina after finishing his own beer.

** GM Nina **
The night goes without being attacked by a dragon, no assault teams from the opposing military faction tht by now surely has missed their submarine and men and their hostage. Likely they are regrouping and licking their wounds and dealing with their Generals/Officals that want to see some heads roll right now.

The congressman is calling the trip short, flying back to the UCAS the next morning with Jane.

Nina and Cain are escorted back to Bungalow (two guards remain outside).

Being on vacation.. Nina has spent a great deal of time in a bikini and clothing that does not have pockets. As such.. her pocsec, phone and the like in her purse/bag have been left on the night stand. The burner phone vibrates and catches Nina's attention.

Nina chuckles, "Man.. sort of weird.. being disconnected like this from the World.. feels awkward.. but yet also very nice." She checks her burner phone and looks down at the message, opens up the attachment and stares at it.

Nina's gaze sort of glazes over a bit and the phone drops from her hand as she sit/flops down on the side of the bed in a sitting position, leaning forward with her arms on her knees.

Cain was a pretty cautious guy. Despite the 'trouble' being over, he'd try to make sure he was able to keep a hold of that armor and gun…. just in case. the gun, at the very least. The whole disconnected thing was really part of the vacation, after all. When Nina checks her phone, and then glazes over like that he blinks and moves to hug her. "Hey… Hey, whats wrong?"

Nina looks up to Cain, tears in her eyes collecting at the edges, "The job.. from Tony." She motions to the phone laying on the floor.

Cain frowns, kneeling between her legs and rubbing her knees to force her to have to open up to hug him, instead of herself. But he does pick up the phone to check the message.

Nina wraps her arms around Cain's neck and squeezes him tight as she is leaned over. Reading the phone requires holding his arm up at a high/strange angle so his one exposed eyeball can get a view on it in the Nina-bear-hug.

-------> Burner Phone <------
From: M (ooc: Tony Marchino)
To: Muse


Got a good gig for you Muse. UCAS congressman is in town this week. Local Bahamian Separatist Group needs your help abducting his daughter. Not to hurt her.. just to get his vote on a political matter then will release her unharmed. The group seems well organized and not blood thirsty freaks.
I have contact information for you to meet up with them if you are interested… Let me know.

Cain does indeed read it in that way, and he sighs heavily. ".. Well gee. Wouldn't that have been nice to know." He grunts, shaking his head with a heavy sigh. "Let it go quiet, or tell him we got hired on by the congressman?"

Nina takes in a long deep breath as she considers, "We can say we didn't get the message until just now.. ask if the job is still available? He obviously doesn't know about enough of the facts to know the connection. It might be smart to just keep him completely in the dark."

Cain mmms, "Thats true." He murmurs, before nodding. "Ask about the details." He agrees with a nod.

Nina nods to that, "I'm going to take a nice hot shower.. you want to txt him back pretending you are me? And then.. come in and join me in the shower?"

"Will do." Cain says with a faint smile, shifting to give her a hug around the waist before releasing her. "Are we actually going to meet up with the contact he says he has? Or are we doing to go with it being a vacation? I don't know if we want to get involved in this."

Nina nods, "Oh.. yeah.. not so good to meet them. They already know what I look like and. we… I'd just as soon get back home and leave all of this as a big bad nightmare in my past. But.. I don't want to look like I blew off my best source of work either."

"Hey… He was the one that said if we are interested." Cain says with a soft smile, "The Congressman has already fled the country. I think that the job is probably scrapped anyway."

Nina gets up off the bed and starts to pull off her shirt and get undressed for her shower, "I'm pretty sure the jobs won't be available.. but this way it looks like we were willing."

There is a nod, and Cain replies to the message with. <Sorry for delay. Was disconnected. Still have details?> He is a little distracted watching Nina.

Nina leaves everything on the floor here and there on her walk to the bathroom, stepping into the tile floor bathroom naked and then over and into the large 2+ person walk-in shower. She doesn't bother with hitting the tinting on the full wall window.. if someone is walking by on the beach.. let them look, she's had a very troubling couple days.

** GM Nina **
Tony's response comes in 30 minutes after he is messaged:
Mission Canceled. Conditions on the ground have changed.

Cain soon follows after Nina without a reply. He /does/ hit the tinting on the windows as he comes in, and he sheds down his clothes. After all, Ninas fathers guards were probably going to roam around the building. "Mission was cancelled. That means we are safe now, at the least." He murmurs as his arms fold around Nina.
------> Nina's PrP <-------
Nina's Plot Log has now stopped.
-----> Sun Dec 27 11:37:49 2075 <------

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