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    De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:45 pm

    Elliot, you think JT is trying to tell you something about their uniforms (you missed the DC by one)... but you're not sure what.

    You make may your own, declared Perception check on them if you wish.

    Everyone else is eyed with a mixture of amusement and indifference by the soldiers. A lieutenant walks towards you slowly through the various other passengers, carts and livestock that are being unloaded.

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    Post  Arcturus2 on Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:37 pm

    Elliot can tell JT thinks something is amiss but couldn't see what..

    As the lieutenant approaches, he tries to appear casual, looking about the crowd and feigning interest in the unloading of the cargo and the bustle of a port.

    He scans the crowd, not letting his eyes linger too long on the officer coming towards the party, but looking intently for whatever JT saw.

    His heart ticks up a notch and he is more aware of the reassuring Weight of Lucy strapped under his left arm.

    What is wrong, JT? he thinks to himself..

    Perception check to notice an incorrect uniform: 1d20= 17
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  Robyo on Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:20 pm

    "Honestly, if the inlay is mother of pearl or alabaster, it's all the same to 'his highness'," Olivia answers one quizzical luggage-hauling worker. Then, in a lower tone so that only he can hear, "I fear the old coot's gone daft from malaria." She points to a corner near the exit plank. "Just over there is fine."

    The witch is exhausted. It's turning out to be hard work playing disguise with guys. It will be worth it in the end if a treasure trove is discovered. Just gotta deal with some undead first. And whatever else comes up...

    She sighs and plops down on a crate, observing the current situation. Popping in a stick of gum, she takes in the view: strange soldiers and her companions making their move. "Here we go again," she mutters.
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:44 pm

    heh, I do so love to mess with people...

    As the officer gets a bit closer, one of his 'men' calls out to him, you can't quite hear what is said but they now look worried, pile into the cars, and drive away very quickly....

    You notice a truck coming down the road on the opposite side of the landing (from where they were) that has a car in front of it. JT (and Elliot and the Colonel presumably) notice a British major in the car with two soldiers. The truck is open in the back and it has several more soldiers.
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  MAS on Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:10 pm

    The Colonel calms down and strolls back towards his traveling companions.
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:58 am

    Unless the party does something specific, the Major looks around for you.

    "I am looking for a (checks a note in his pocket) Colonel Corbett and party?"
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  MAS on Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:03 pm

    Did Norris give us any names to expect?


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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:13 pm

    No but he said he would alert the base commander (Colonel Brereton) that you are going to arrive.
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  Chris on Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:23 pm

    does this guy's uniform look correct?

    Spot, take 10

    10 + 17 = 27 (+2 if he is undead)
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  Arcturus2 on Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:42 pm

    whit10 wrote:heh, I do so love to mess with people...

    As the officer gets a bit closer, one of his 'men' calls out to him, you can't quite hear what is said but they now look worried, pile into the cars, and drive away very quickly....

    You notice a truck coming down the road on the opposite side of the landing (from where they were) that has a car in front of it.  JT (and Elliot and the Colonel presumably) notice a British major in the car with two soldiers.  The truck is open in the back and it has several more soldiers.

    I assume the 'officer' turned around and left with his men?
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:51 pm

    the other group left quickly...

    this guy looks the part to a tee. He even has Victoria Cross on his uniform
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  MAS on Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:26 pm

    CJC strides down the ramp towards the newly arrived troops, stopping about 20 ft away.

    "Hullo, Colonel James Corbett and party. Are you our escort to the garrison, Major?"
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:58 pm

    "Yes, my commanding officer sent us to escort you to the fort... he said you could be in some sort of danger?"

    He motions for his men to make room in the car and the truck.

    Unless anyone has something specific to do, you'll next be at the fortress. I'll need to do that tonight.

    You will be heading to the tomb shortly, sorry for the delays this week.
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  MAS on Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:20 pm

    whit10 wrote:"Yes, my commanding officer sent us to escort you to the fort... he said you could be in some sort of danger?"

    CJC listens carefully to the tone of the Major's voice, using "discern lies".
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:51 pm

    CJC: none that you can detect
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  Chris on Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:03 pm

    JT will appear from the shadows of the cargo crates. He is ready to go to the fort.
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  MAS on Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:24 pm

    "Right then, lets be away!"
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:52 pm

    You drive to the fortress... the Colonel pipes up, "It's a very old fort, but it serves his majesty's soldiers well. It was built in the 14th century by Mameluke warlords. Very stout walls."



    Please let me know any business or anything else that you would like to do before setting out for the tomb. It should speed things up this way
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  Chris on Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:54 pm

    the fort boss is supposed to give us the archaeological gear, for our disguise

    other than that, JT will tell the fort boss about the guys with the bogus British uniforms at the docks
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:57 pm

    ok, since you DID tell them about that, let me get back to you on all of that tonight.

    Anyone else?
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  MAS on Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:24 pm

    Consider CJC ready.
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  Robyo on Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:46 pm

    "I don't suppose they get many women out this way. Colonel dear, you realize I will need my own room, of course."
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:18 pm

    You have arrived at the fortress, those with military experience notice what looks like several companies stationed here (relatively speaking, 300+ men).

    Colonel Brereton (a rather young and dashing looking chap) is happy to make your acquaintance.

    "My brother-in-law told me that you would be coming. Given what I know of his, ah, 'work', this must be serious. Can you enlighten me at all?"
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  Robyo on Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:46 pm

    whit10 wrote:Colonel Brereton (a rather young and dashing looking chap) is happy to make your acquaintance.

    "My brother-in-law told me that you would be coming.  Given what I know of his, ah, 'work', this must be serious.  Can you enlighten me at all?"

    "Greetings, kind sir. Glad to make your acquaintance." She holds out her hand for him to take it.

    If he does, Olivia flies into a Controlled Rage. "My companions and I have need of your utmost trust and valued assistance in this time of peril. I know you will be our friend." Her other hand makes a mesmerizing gesture. He sees twinkling trails between her fingers.

    Olivia casts Charm Person on Brereton.
    He needs to make a Will save DC 19 = 10 + 1(spell level) + 8(CON modifier + Controlled Rage + Raging Vitality)
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:24 am

    (rolls dice) 18,

    He seems surprised by your story and actions... but then is hanging on your every word, Olivia.
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  navyik on Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:13 pm

    So as not to interrupt the two colonels, CRIII will adress the driver. "Would you be so kind as to direct me to the guest quarters. As you've seen, the colonel likes his luggage delivered swiftly."

    Once there he will inspect the room and nearby accesses for survailance angles, escape routes, secret passages and general quality.
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  Robyo on Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:36 pm

    whit10 wrote:(rolls dice)  18,

    He seems surprised by your story and actions... but then is hanging on your every word, Olivia.

    Olivia has no ulterior motive beside just wanting to be sure that he was friendly and helpful towards us. The spell lasts for 4 hours. Hopefully he'll continue to be cheery towards us after it's effects wear off.
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  MAS on Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:07 am

    "We should avoid lingering, time is of the essence. The sooner we leave the fort, the better."
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  Chris on Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:18 am

    MAS wrote:"We should avoid lingering, time is of the essence. The sooner we leave the fort, the better."

    "I agree, Colonel. Once we get the archaeological gear, for our disguise, we should move out"
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:34 am

    consider the gear acquired. You now have robes, cloaks and headdresses that will allow you to look like a cross between a Bedouin and an Egyptian worker. Colonel Brereton is sending you with a patrol to whatever area you wish (you have the map coordinates). These are routine patrols and you're not far from Thebes, so you'll fit in.

    What gear did you want again (non-magical)??
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  Chris on Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:00 am

    whit10 wrote:consider the gear acquired.  You now have robes, cloaks and headdresses that will allow you to look like a cross between a Bedouin and an Egyptian worker.  Colonel Brereton is sending you with a patrol to whatever area you wish (you have the map coordinates).  These are routine patrols and you're not far from Thebes, so you'll fit in.

    What gear did you want again (non-magical)??

    JT looks at the others, his unease with the idea of chaperones is apparent. He silently shakes his head as if to say, "This is our mission."

    as for the gear, JT inspects the archaeological gear to make sure there are hammers and stakes - for plotting dig sites
    lanterns, torches, rope, mapping equipment, shovels, spades, etc

    assuming full Indiana Jones gear, non-magical should be fine

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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  Robyo on Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:15 am

    Chris wrote:
    whit10 wrote:consider the gear acquired.  You now have robes, cloaks and headdresses that will allow you to look like a cross between a Bedouin and an Egyptian worker.  Colonel Brereton is sending you with a patrol to whatever area you wish (you have the map coordinates).  These are routine patrols and you're not far from Thebes, so you'll fit in.

    What gear did you want again (non-magical)??

    JT looks at the others, his unease with the idea of chaperones is apparent.  He silently shakes his head as if to say, "This is our mission."

    as for the gear, JT inspects the archaeological gear to make sure there are hammers and stakes - for plotting dig sites
    lanterns, torches, rope, mapping equipment, shovels, spades, etc

    assuming full Indiana Jones gear, non-magical should be fine


    And a howitzer. Let's not forget that! We might need to poke some holes in the pyramid.
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:05 pm

    without further delay, you set out at night, the soldiers are waiting at the gate with extra horses and camels for you, plus the requested gear.

    Any sort of precautions as you go through the desert?
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  Chris on Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:52 pm

    whit10 wrote:without further delay, you set out at night, the soldiers are waiting at the gate with extra horses and camels for you, plus the requested gear.

    Any sort of precautions as you go through the desert?

    how far do we think the tomb is from the fort....  Are we talking  hours or days?

    otherwise, just plan to travel at night and find shade to rest during the day
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:26 pm

    a day and a half, roughly. You'll travel at night and in the early morning and try to rest during the afternoon and early evening.
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  Chris on Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:17 pm

    JT is ready to go
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    Post  Arcturus2 on Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:39 am

    Sorry for the delay.. busy weekend with spotty Internet service.

    Elliot didn't have much to say at the fort anyway, he was content to just hang in the background and observe.

    Everything sounds good to him. He doesn't fancy the fit and feel of robes and turbans but likes the look of the disguises.

    GM- is it possible Elliot could have drawn some .30 and .45 caliber rounds from the Garrison's supply depot? Not many, just a couple boxes to replace what he's used..
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:47 am

    yes, ammo of whatever kind is available (although, more exotic guns wouldn't be used here)
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:20 pm

    Without further ado... you will all be at the tomb tonight. I foolishly left stuff at home (again) but it's ready to go.
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  MAS on Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:45 pm

    whit10 wrote: Any sort of precautions as you go through the desert?

    Typical military patrol protocol, rotating watch through the night, 2 people on each shift, one solider and one party member.

    But I guess we got there uneventfully, so ner you mind.
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    Re: De-Nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt

    Post  whit10 on Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:58 pm

    Everyone can go to "The Tomb" now

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