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You are Charles Dennet. You are a 'magician' and a student...and, at least partially, responsible for the recent destruction of Metropolis.

You've recently moved into a medium-large home just a few blocks from Gotham's infamous party school, Elliot University. You've more transferred to avoid the whole 'Superman-looking-for-perpetrators' thing, rather than Elliot U's academic departments, but at least your new college has offered you some great scholarships.

Thankfully, your home comes with some roommates, so you aren't paying for it all by your lonesome. You've already met one of your roommates, if only briefly. Some kid named Tim. Now, after having set up your crappy little bedroom, it seems it's only 7PM and you're new to Gotham City. Perhaps it's time to give this town a whirl, see what she had to offer a young, potential outlaw and struggling Freshmen.

>Bank Account Balance: $50
>Rent Due: February 1st, 2016 ($500)

>A) Meet the roommate who is, apparently, having some sort of videocall in their room
>B) Call your mom; you haven't spoken to her since the incident
>C) Call Adrianna and see if she needs any help settling in
>D) Go check out Robinson Park. According to the brochure, it's supposed to be really beautiful
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>Last Time on Struggling Student Quest

>You met Adrianna Tomaz and she's now your friend!
>You met Tim Drake and he knows your face!
>You fled Metropolis after contributing to the recent disaster that struck the city!
>You determined a part of your backstory!
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>>44965020
>>B) Call your mom; you haven't spoken to her since the incident
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>>A) Meet the roommate who is, apparently, having some sort of videocall in their room

It would be hilarious if it was just some random person named Tim, and not Robin.
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>>44965020
>B) Call your mom; you haven't spoken to her since the incident
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>>44965020
>>B) Call your mom; you haven't spoken to her since the incident
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>>44965020
>B) Call your mom; you haven't spoken to her since the incident
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>>44965020
>>B) Call your mom; you haven't spoken to her since the incident
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You take your phone out of your pocket and flick through your contacts, not that you have many, and settle on your mom's entry. The phone rings once.

You think about how you got into this situation.

The phone rings twice.

You think about the hope with which you delved into magic, desperate in your search for a way to save your mother.

The phone rings a third time.

You think about how that asshole in the suit screwed you. About how he changed your whole life.

Your mom answers with a "Hello? Charlie?"
Immediately you respond "Yeah, hey mum".

You obviously can't see her face, you can't afford one of those Wayne Enterprises Video Phones, but you can feel the smile in her tone.

"Hi baby, are you okay? I heard about your school. I'm sorry baby; I wish Superman had saved it"
"Yeah, well, I guess he had his hands full and whatever"
"Yeah....So, what are you doing now? Are you going to come back home?" She does her best to hide it but you can feel the heartbreak in her voice. Your mom knows you aren't innocent. She has no idea what you did, and if you have your way, she never will. But she knows you did something.
"No. No mom, I won't be coming back home for a while. I just wanted to call. Say hi and all"
"Oh...well then...hi honey"

"Hi mom" and with that, you hang up the phone. Sitting on the edge of your bed, heart thumping in your chest.

>A. Meet the roommate who is, apparently, having some sort of videocall in their room
>B. Call Adrianna and see if she needs any help settling in
>C. Go check out Robinson Park. According to the brochure, it's supposed to be really beautiful
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>>44965389
>C. Go check out Robinson Park. According to the brochure, it's supposed to be really beautiful

Some alone time would be good. Plus holy shit that was heavy.

A+
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>>44965389
>C. Go check out Robinson Park. According to the brochure, it's supposed to be really beautiful
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>>44965389
>B. Call Adrianna and see if she needs any help settling in
Be a good neighbour. Let your roommate finish his thing, help your acquaintances.
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>>44965389
>A. Meet the roommate who is, apparently, having some sort of videocall in their room
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>>44965389
>>A. Meet the roommate who is, apparently, having some sort of videocall in their room
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>>44965389
>>C. Go check out Robinson Park. According to the brochure, it's supposed to be really beautiful
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>>44965389
>C. Go check out Robinson Park. According to the brochure, it's supposed to be really beautiful
Wow, that deal is not worth it.
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>>44965525
Do you really want to cockblock a mate calling his girlfriend?
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>>44965541
Yes.
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>>44965389

>>A. Meet the roommate who is, apparently, having some sort of videocall in their room
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>>44965560
What an ass.
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>C. Go check out Robinson Park. According to the brochure, it's supposed to be really beautiful
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>>44965581
He's calling Batman, what are you retarded?
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>>44965389

Did the QMC pick up some Britishisms from Constantine?
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>>44965615
Batman is Dick's girlfriend confirmed.
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i think i figured out what that 10 we rolled for one of our spells is

it caused what ever event fucked up metropolis
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>>44965389
You throw your jacket back on and make your way out of the house, ignoring the sounds of your roommate across the hall. Soon, you're on the streets of Gotham's 'hippest' neighborhood. Burnside. Where you now live, thanks, in part, to Wayne Enterprises odd scholarships. As you walk, you go through the same motions that you learned while living in the Suicide Slums. You keep your gaze low, your hood up and your hands in your pockets. You forgot to grab your earbuds, so there's no chance of listening to music on this little field trip.

Whatever.

At least your playlist won't stumble across a sad song and amplify the melancholy you've got going on.

After a few blocks, you find yourself approaching the address wherein lies Robinson Park, lost in thought about your dumb choices, you don't notice that the neighborhood isn't the best. Making your way through the streets, you eventually see Robinson Park. It's only about two blocks away. Picking up the pace, you cross the street, barely paying any mind to the people walking the other way.

However, it appears the feeling isn't mutual. Three men and two women stop, blocking off any progress you can make while staying on the sidewalk.

"Ey, homie. Who you reppin?" the lead one says. He's a tall fellow. Almost as tall as you, but much beefier under that crappy bomber jacket. He's wearing some sort of make-up. Orange and black.

Well, looks like you've run afoul of some gang members.

>A) You're just a civilian trying to check out the Park (Roll 1d20 for Rapport) [DC 14]
>B) Yourself; you're in a bad mood and if this guy wants some, he can have some (Roll 1d20 - 1 for intimidation) [DC 16]
>C) You rep his crew; you're a dealer at the school (Roll 1d20 + 2 for Con) [DC 16]
>D) Write In
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>44966073
>A) You're just a civilian trying to check out the Park (Roll 1d20 for Rapport) [DC 14]

Rolling
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Rolled 10 - 1 (1d20 - 1)

>>44966073
>B) Yourself; you're in a bad mood and if this guy wants some, he can have some (Roll 1d20 - 1 for intimidation) [DC 16]
yolo
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>44966073
>A) You're just a civilian trying to check out the Park (Roll 1d20 for Rapport) [DC 14]
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>44966073
>>A) You're just a civilian trying to check out the Park (Roll 1d20 for Rapport) [DC 14]
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>44966073

>D) Batman
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word of advice call for rolls after the vote
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>>44966073
>>A) You're just a civilian trying to check out the Park (Roll 1d20 for Rapport) [DC 14]
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>44966255
rollan
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>>44966073

>A

Don't call for rolls until a course of action has been decided. Otherwise anons will just go with whatever the dice decide, and that doesn't help with character development at all.
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>>44966073
>>44966284
> 15. Rapport.

"Hey, look man. I'm no gang-banger. I"m not trying to disrespect you or friends. I just want to go to the park" you whisper, slowly raising your gaze to meet his. For a moment, you think he might do something. He might try to hurt you or say something, but instead he just nods. He nods as if that makes perfect sense to say to someone who obviously wants to hurt you.

"...Tell you what, give me your number." You frown for a moment, but then you recite the numbers to him, more confused than anything else. After entering the number into his phone, the guy seems to call you and so you answer.

"There. Now we have each other's number. Name's Crash. You need anything, you hit me up"

And with that, Crash and his crew leave you there standing on the sidewalk. As an afterthought you check your phone.

It's only 8:02 PM.

"That was handled well" a voice says from the alleyway off to your left. The voice appears to be feminine and a girl with short red hair and a prominent smirk walks out of the alleyway, wearing a leather jacket and a pair of skinny jeans.

>A. Continue on to the Park after thanking the girl
>B. Try and talk to the pretty redhead
>C. Ignore the girl and keep walking to the Park
>D. Head home. Seriously, Gotham sucks
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>>44966790
>B. Try and talk to the pretty redhead
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>>44966698
>>44966253

Thanks guys. I now realize I made a mistake. I'll keep your advice in mind.
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>>44966790
>>B. Try and talk to the pretty redhead
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>>44966790
>B. Try and talk to the pretty redhead
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>>44966790
>B. Try and talk to the pretty redhead
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>>44966790
>>A. Continue on to the Park after thanking the girl
Want to come with?
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>>44966790
>A. Continue on to the Park after thanking the girl

Dont be rude, but I mean we're just going to the park.
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>>44966853
its an honest easy mistake that a alot of QM's make the first time
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>>44966790
>B. Try and talk to the pretty redhead
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>>44966790
> B
The QM is obviously introducing new characters. Let's roll with it for a while and see who we can get to know.
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>>44966790
>B. Try and talk to the pretty redhead
I think this town has a thing with bats.
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>>44966790
"Yeah, well, you know. I'm used to that kind of stuff" You mutter. You quietly lament the time you turned down your teacher's lessons on 'the birds'.

"I can tell" she says, leaning up against the burned out streetlight, smirk still evident despite the shadows playing across her face now. "Tell me, why're you headed to the park?" she asks, kneeling down.

For a moment, you're too confused to respond but then understanding hits you as a cat appears out of the shadows and brushes itself against the girl's now lowered hand. How did she even see that thing?

"I'm new to town and the brochure made it sound cool....would you like to join me?" you ask, noting just how lame you sound. The girl's eyes suddenly widen and her smile grows broader before she begins chuckling, walking towards you. Now that you can get a better look at her, you take note that she is wearing cat-eye contacts. Weird. She slips her arm into yours and begins pulling you.

"No. No, I don't think the park would be very cool. But I DO know a club not to far from here. It's not on the brochure, but then again, neither is the crime rate"

>A. "Wait, why can't we go to the Park?"
>B. "I'm not much of a CLUB kind of guy"
>C. "On second thought, I think I'll roll solo, for tonight. "
>D. Write In
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>>44967461
>>A. "Wait, why can't we go to the Park?"
my investigative senses say their is something going on
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>>44967461
>A. "Wait, why can't we go to the Park?"
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>>44967461
Let's try it out. Enough moping around.
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>>44967461
>A. "Wait, why can't we go to the Park?"
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>>44967461
>A. "Wait, why can't we go to the Park?"
Is it intentional that there is no option for 'Fuck it, why not, let's go'?
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>>44967461

>D. Write in

Club sounds better. Gotham is prone to heavy rain.
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>>44967461
>babs is catgirl
what is going on here
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>>44967588

Alternate Universe, remember?
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>>44967461
D. Lets go
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>>44967461
"Wait, why can't we go to the Park? It's right there and it looks kind of cozy" you immediately regret using the word cozy as the girl chuckles and begins steering you into the Alleyway.

"Because, sweetie, that park is about to become less pretty and more deadly. You see, the Halloweeners, those folks who just shook you down for your contact information? They are about to go to war with The JokerZ. Some up and coming anarchist wannabes. Unfortunately, Gotham PD is going to swarm that Park, but not before everyone's favorite Bat-Vigilante and his side-kick Bird-Boy swoop in to save the day. Once more proving that Gotham PD has no idea what it's doing" she explains all of this with that same smirk on her lips, her eyes only occasionally glancing at you, gauging reaction. She speaks in a playful tone, as if she were still flirting, was she flirting? with you.

"Wait, how do you know all this? Who are you?"

The girl's smirk finally slips and she just before you two are about to exit the alleyway you stops you, turning you so now the two of you are facing one another, just outside of the range of a street light. She grabs the back of your head and forces your face into the crook of her neck as she cranes her own. To any watching from the street, it would look like the two of you are making out. As it is, you're essentially just breathing into each other's ear.

"There's a man across the street. He is the bouncer to the club. He is a Metahuman with the ability to tell when someone is lying. I don't know exactly how it works, but I know it does. You are my boyfriend now. I am your girlfriend. We are going to walk into that club. Then, you are going to go to a table, sit at it while I get us some drinks. If this works out, you get a bunch of cash and I answer any two questions you may have, Deal?"

>A. "...Deal."
>B. "I get the questions, cash AND a kiss"
>C. "No thanks; I don't feel like getting shot tonight"
>D. Write In
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>>44968119
>B. "I get the questions, cash AND a kiss"
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>>44968119
>B. "I get the questions, cash AND a kiss"
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>>44968119
>>B. "I get the questions, cash AND a kiss"
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>>44968119
>D. Write In
"Let me get this straight. You're plan is to lie to lie-detector man... I'm in."
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>>44968208
technically we're not lying since she said we're boyfriend and girlfriend just now.
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>>44968119
>B. "I get the questions, cash AND a kiss"

I SEE YOU LIKE TO LIVE DANGEROUSLY
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>>44968119
>>C. "No thanks; I don't feel like getting shot tonight"
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>>44968119
>A. "...Deal."
But throw in an explanation about what exactly I'm helping you now with too.
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>>44968119
>A. "...Deal."
>D. Write in

Kiss her first before going with her to the club.

We are supposed to be boyfriend and girlfriend, right?
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>>44968119
>B. "I get the questions, cash AND a kiss"

I'm gonna need me some Rapport rolls.

So that's going to be a flat, 1d20.
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>44968621
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>44968621
>>44968628
god wills it
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>>44968628
>>44968644
Yes he does. Damn, two 20s in a row.
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>>44968628
>>44968644
so it is proclaimed by GOD
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>>44968621
>>44968628
>>44968644
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>44968621
check my 20
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>>44968628
>>44968644
Suave as FUCK.
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Have we nat 20'd every single interaction with a female?

Holy fucking shit. Sex magic is real.
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>>44968959
We must've made a contract with a demon for maximum charm skills
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>>44968959
Theres only been two encounters. While its still impressive, that luck could die any moment.Remember that the dice gods are beyond fickle.
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>>44968959
i just hope it works on Zatanna
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>>44969086

Very literal power-couple.
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>>44968119
>>44968621


That familiar rush. You know this feeling. Its the one you got whenever your teacher would take you on one of his 'Consultations'. It was the feeling you got when you made that deal with the metaphorical devil. It's excitement overcoming caution.

The game is afoot, Mr. Dennet.

"Tell you what. Make it cash, questions AND a kiss from you, and I'm in" You whisper it with a smirk on your lips now. The girl backs from you, smiling mischievously. "Deal. And to give you a taste" She pulls you back and kisses you. Whoa! You've never been all that popular with the ladies and this is, what, your third kiss overall? She breaks the kiss before you can decide if this is the best thing that's ever happened to you. She shoots you a smirk and a wink before she's off, skipping across the street dragging you along by the hand.

MAN! How did you get a girl like that to kiss you?

Sidling up to the bouncer, the girl gives him a look and he raises an eyebrow.

"Evening mi-" He's cut off as the girl whispers "I'm a big fan of Winter"

Instantly, the bouncer's stance changes and his hand disappears behind him, hovering around the small of his back.

"Tell me miss, are you a police officer?"
"No"
There's a pause before the man nods and continues
"Are you a police informant"
And so on. Eventually, he switches over to questions about you, and it seems she aces those as well.

"Well then folks, I welcome you to the IceCube" and with that, he ushers you into the building. You glance at the girl you are accompanying and then at the wristband the bouncer gave you. Apparently, it marks you as underage. Well, poop.

"You can call me kitty, by the way" the girl mutters as you two make your way down a spiral set of stairs. Seriously, this must be a small club if it's in the basement of a small residence like thi-

(Part 1 of 2)
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>>44968959
Is this the magician luck that constantine have?
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>>44969142
You take that back. This place is huge. Impossibly so. For a moment, your blood runs cold as you consider if this is some sort of elaborate demon trap. But, no. That can't be right. You aren't the best at perceiving magic, but you're at least good enough to know when you've walked into an extradimensional magical space. So that means this is some, weird, mundane trickery that's going on.

"The owner owns all the houses on this street and then some. He knocks out the basements, reinforced the ceiling and turned the now communal basements into a club. A sort of offshoot of his larger, Iceberg Lounge." Kitty explains before she begins walking away towards the bar. Right. You need to secure a table. The place isn't particularly crowded, but it does seem lively. Especially considering that it's only 8:40 PM, according to your phone.

Walking over to an empty table, you slide into your seat just in time, it seems, for your server to slide into position, standing beside the table.

"Hello sir. Welcome to the Icecube. I'll be your server, Alex Can I offer you something to eat, or perhaps some ice-water?"

>A. "Nah, I'm good
>B. "I'm actually with someone, so perhaps you can come back when she's here?"
>C. "What IS this place?"
>D. "How do you get a job in a place like this?
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>>44969460
>>D. "How do you get a job in a place like this?
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>>44969460
>D. "How do you get a job in a place like this?"
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>>44969460
>B. "I'm actually with someone, so perhaps you can come back when she's here?"
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>>44969460
>>B. "I'm actually with someone, so perhaps you can come back when she's here?"
But some water and maybe mozzarella sticks?
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>>44969460
>C. "What IS this place?"
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>>44969460
>>D. "How do you get a job in a place like this?
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>>44969460
>B. "I'm actually with someone, so perhaps you can come back when she's here?"
Keep our head low, don't seem like we shouldn't be here.
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>>44969460
>>B. "I'm actually with someone, so perhaps you can come back when she's here?"
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>>44969460
>B. "I'm actually with someone, so perhaps you can come back when she's here?"
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>>44969498
This if this "plan" goes south, this might be good for cover.
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>>44969460
>>B. "I'm actually with someone, so perhaps you can come back when she's here?"
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>>44969460
"Hi Alex. I'm actually with someone at the moment. Perhaps you can come back later?" You say as pleasantly as possible. Alex looks to be just a normal kid. The type you might see working at an Olive Garden or something. He nods hurriedly and then walks off, bustling to greet another table. You look towards Kitty to find her walking towards you. However, just as she slides into her seat the sound of a man politely clearing his throat emanates from all around you.

It seems this 'Club' or 'Restaurant' or whatever it is has a PA system of some sort. Cool.

"Ladies and Gentlemen!" the voice is oddly nasal and...kind of squawky? Sort of like a parrot or a penguin or something. "I welcome you all to the Icecube." there's a pattering of polite applause, of which, you join in. "As I'm sure you all know, recently, our beloved Iceberg Lounge was....was INVADED" he screeches this word eliciting a wince and then some loud boos from the crowd "By Batman!" the boos grow more intense now.

What kind of place did Kitty drag you to?

"Thankfully, we've discovered who was responsible for this...this attack! On our lovely community. None other, than one of our own, Mr. Romeo DeFranco" At this, the tip of the iceberg in the center of the lake How did they get a lake in here? opens up and a small platform extends out of it. On the platform seems to be a man tied to a pole, appears and another, much larger, much more muscular man in a suit. The man tied to the pole looks to have been beaten recently.

"As such, tonight's entertainment shall be simple. You see, there are three genetically altered sharks, within our little fishtank tonight and Mister DeFranco, is going to feed them"

Your eyes go wide and you turn to look at Kitty, but it seems she's far more interested in DeFranco. Jesus, what've you gotten yourself into.

DeFranco doesn't even seem conscious as his restraints are being untied by

(Part 1 of 2)
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>>44970125
the muscular, shirtless man. Finally, DeFranco is being held atop the iceberg only by the rope, which is in the other man's hand and he parades the limp body around to the cheers of the crowd. This is so wrong. This is...this is just barbaric. Whoever this DeFranco guy is and whatever he did, he doesn't deserve this.

But...Kitty never gave you instructions on what the exact plan was and if you were going to even doing anything.

Besides what COULD you do?

http://pastebin.com/1mCVxYps

Just as you consider doing something, a series of things happen all at once, and none of them seem to have been because of you. The man holding DeFranco suddenly picks him up and chucks him at the lake. Alex, the server suddenly whips some sort of gun thing out from his apron pocket and fires it at DeFranco. Kitty whips her hands out of her pockets and two black...somethings fly towards the men guarding the door and you suddenly realize you may have made a mistake trusting Kitty.

>A. Cast MirOsis and hide somewhere while your illusions distract people
>B. Grab the black pepper and then run towards where you think the restrooms are
>C. Ask Kitty what the hell is going on
>D. Write In
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>>44970388
>>C. Ask Kitty what the hell is going on
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>>44970388
>C. Ask Kitty what the hell is going on
Hiding BEFORE chaos breaks out will just draw attention to us. We need to know what we need to do next.
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>>44970388
>C. Ask Kitty what the hell is going on
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>>44970388
>>B. Grab the black pepper and then run towards where you think the restrooms are
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>>44970388
>B
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>>44970388
Spells, typically, fall into three categories:

>Personal Spells – Personal Spells are words or actions that have been empowered by the spellcaster to achieve certain effects. They can range from simple illusions to roasting people with blasts of fire. They require no preparation beyond the usage of the user's chosen focus in the correct manner.

i.e. Charlie says 'Wallo' and a blast of enervating energy is fired from his palm

>Ritual Spells – Ritual spells are spells that require the completion of a task that would take longer than an instant. Typically, these spells are used less because the task is typically very precise.

i.e. Charlie must pour a line of black pepper at least 24 inches in length before he may use his Smogline spell.

>Incantations - Spells that require incredibly elaborate or long winded preparation before they can be used. Typically, they have very dangerous backlash, should they fail to be cast correctly. They are, typically, the most powerful kind of spell.
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>>44970388
>C. Ask Kitty what the hell is going on
I'd like to break the shark tank with wallo though
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>>44970388
>C. Ask Kitty what the hell is going on
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>>44970560
>I'd like to break the shark tank with wallo though
good idea i wanna do that after we find out whats going on
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>>44970560
It's not really a shark tank. The Sharks are swimming under the surface of the lake in the center of the 'Room', as per this >>44969460
post.
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I have to go for a bit, only about 10 minutes, but that may delay the next post a bit. Not by much, though.
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>>44970554
Does Charlie carry around shakers of salt and pepper with him at all times, and keep small spiders as pets in his residence?

I mean, I'd at least also have 95% complete Holding Circles on the designs of self-made clothing, but Charlie is probably worried about attracting attention and shit, so maybe he doesn't do that.
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Did we fuck up translocation and destroy metropolis?
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We need a supervillain name. Or a superhero name. One of em. I suggest "AbilitytousemagicbecausehewastrainedbythebritJohnConstantineMan"
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>>44970839
Eh, let's just use our real name. We're not really a superhero or a supervillain. John never had many issues doing so.
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>>44970839
Vagrant.
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>>44970896
ironically most magic user's use there names when working at lest in DC
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On my phon, so autocorrect is a thing

>>44970748
No. John taught Charlie to walk 'unarmed' as a mage. Turning rituals into personals is very difficult. Most mages never do it, so your average mage thinks you would be without magic if they searched you.

>>44970828
Not telling how metropolis got wrecked
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>>44971139
Not even carrying around a sharpie for Holding Circles? Surely a marker wouldn't be suspicious to carry around.
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>>44971222
Mages play no games when it comes to other mages
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I'm back at my computer! Next post coming right up
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>>44970388
"Kitty, what the hell is going-" you find yourself cut off as Kitty dives forwards, almost as if trying to dive over the table. However, part way through, her hands push off the table and she's soon rocketing clear over your head in a front flip. She hisses as she launches herself at the man who had reared up behind you. Jumping from your seat, you stumble away in shock as Kitty, MAULS the man who had been trying to attack you. She claws at his eyes whenever he gives her a chance and punches him in the throat or testicles everytime he protects his eyes. Needless to say, the girl makes short work of the man and whirls about to face you, her eyes disconcertingly large.

"That man is a snitch and we are rescuing him! Try not to die" and with that, Kitty is off and gone, disappearing into the crowd of people fleeing the icecube. Turning back to DeFranco, you seem him hanging limply from some sort of bolo-esque security line which appears to be hooked up to the ceiling. Is that what Alex hit him with. Speaking of which, you turn this way and that and soon see Alex. It looks like he's fighting the man who had thrown DeFranco towards the lake in the first place. All the while balancing on the railing that protects people from falling into the lake.

WAIT!

Is that a guy riding a shark? Holy shit, that's a guy riding a shark! How is that guy riding a shark? He appears to be riding it straight towards Alex and the muscular guy.
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>>44972494
Forgot the image.

Also, can I please get a 1d20+3 Roll. For Occultism.
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Rolled 15 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>44972557

Rolling
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Rolled 8 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>44972557
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Rolled 8 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>44972557
ok then
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Rolled 14 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>44972557
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Rolled 4 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

This can't possibly get worse *laughs*
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>>44972642
>*laughs*
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>>44972642
>namefag
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>>44972557
>18
>DC 14

Oh crap! Oh by all the rotten, shit-slurping luck! That asshole riding the shark is a mage. Nowhere near as powerful as your old teacher, unless your skills are failing you, but still, a fucking mage.

And that shark is enthralled. It doesn't know what's going on, but it's willing to destroy itself to fulfill that guy's will.

>A. Warn Alex and then try to hide
>B. Blast the chunk of safety railing the muscular guy is standing on
>C. Fuck this and fuck the reward! Flee!
>D. You can probably cancel that mage's spell. It wouldn't require much more than some eye contact between the two of you.
>E. Write In
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>>44972789
>>D. You can probably cancel that mage's spell. It wouldn't require much more than some eye contact between the two of you.
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>>44972789
>D. You can probably cancel that mage's spell. It wouldn't require much more than some eye contact between the two of you.
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>>44972789
>D. You can probably cancel that mage's spell. It wouldn't require much more than some eye contact between the two of you.
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>>44972789
>D. You can probably cancel that mage's spell. It wouldn't require much more than some eye contact between the two of you.
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>>44972789
>B. Blast the chunk of safety railing the muscular guy is standing on
>D. You can probably cancel that mage's spell. It wouldn't require much more than some eye contact between the two of you.

And when that's done, promptly shout
>"I did a thing! So long my new friends!"
And GTFO
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>>44972883
And when that's done, promptly shout
>"I did a thing! So long my new friends!"
And GTFO
wtf? no.
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>>44972789
>>D. You can probably cancel that mage's spell. It wouldn't require much more than some eye contact between the two of you.
>>E. Write In
Can you do the smogline while trying to get eye contact? - Also is eye contact with the Mage or the Shark?
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>>44972932
The Mage. The Mage is maintaining the spell, so he is the one you have to target. If it was a one-time burst spell, you could cancel it with far more ease.

And smogline can be made without looking at it, but Charlie isn't a good enough judge of distance to just pour out the correct quantity. He may pour out too little or break the line by pouring it everywhere. It would require a SCHOLAR roll
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>>44972789
Can I please get a 1d20+3 Roll. Turns out, Constantine wasn't being QUITE honest about how easy it is to shutdown an ongoing spell
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Rolled 14 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>44973137
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Rolled 20 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>44973137
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>>44973169
Nailed it
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Rolled 19 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>44973137
dammit teach
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>>44973169
I DID A THING!
Does this mean that we take control of the shark instead of cancelling it out?
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Rolled 3 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>44973137
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>>44973169
Fuckin' a.
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>>44973169
Nevermind, this is a thing
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>>44973169
The dice gods once again show favor upon our measly persons.
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>>44973169
Hot damn, the young mage is on fire today.
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>>44973169
Wow, I guess the dice gods REALLY hated Metropolis.
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>>44973268
We inherit Constantine's luck
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>>44973329
We essentially went to the 'fake it till you make it' school of magic.
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>>44973329
This is true, whatever happens, we'll get screwed in the end
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>23
>DC 10
>Gods and Monsters

"HEY! FISH HUMPER!" You bellow, getting the attention of quite a few more people than you intended, but you also get the attention of the one individual you were intending to.

The instant the two of you lock eyes, you extend your will outwards and grab a hold of the magic he's manipulating to control the sharks.Suddenly, you feel violent. You feel powerful. By Zeus. By Satan. By Jesus. By Odin. This is what it must feel like to be a god. No wonder Cuntstantine does this. No wonder demons try and get people to do this.

You're more than man. You're a walking, talking force of nature on steroids and speed.

FUCK.THIS.GUY!

You demand the shark send the guy flying and it does not disappoint. The Shark whips itself forwards and to the side as hard as it can and the man riding it suddenly finds himself airborne, as if thrown by a bull. He hollers before crashing into the side railing and then slipping into the water with a groan.

This pleases you.

But now...who else must pay for their insolence.

A. Command the sharks to attack the muscular guy. They'll have to jump out of the water to do so, but whatever.
B. Command the sharks to leap out of the water and rescue DeFranco.
C. Command the sharks to kill the enemy mage. He might resurface and you need to make sure he doesn't get a chance to get these sharks back
D. Let the sharks go; what happens happens. You've done enough on that front.
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>>44973508
>B. Command the sharks to leap out of the water and rescue DeFranco.
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>>44973508
>D. Let the sharks go; what happens happens. You've done enough on that front.
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>>44973508
B. Command the sharks to leap out of the water and rescue DeFranco.

nothing vetured,nothing gained
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>>44973508
How many sharks are there? Because A, B, and C all sound good.
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>>44973508
>B. Command the sharks to leap out of the water and rescue DeFranco.
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>>44973508
B. Command the sharks to leap out of the water and rescue DeFranco.
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>>44973508
>C. Command the sharks to kill the enemy mage. He might resurface and you need to make sure he doesn't get a chance to get these sharks back
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>>44973508
>B. Command the sharks to leap out of the water and rescue DeFranco.
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>>44973573
There are three. But it will require yet another Occultism roll to get all three to do something different all at once. It's far easier to get all three to try to do one thing.
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>>44973508
>B. Command the sharks to leap out of the water and rescue DeFranco.
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>>44973610
Okay then. B it is. Let's be the big goddamn heroes.
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>>44973508
Going with option B.
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>>44973508
>>C. Command the sharks to kill the enemy mage. He might resurface and you need to make sure he doesn't get a chance to get these sharks back

Then this -
>>D. Let the sharks go; what happens happens. You've done enough on that front.
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>>44973508
C. Command the sharks to kill the enemy mage. He might resurface and you need to make sure he doesn't get a chance to get these sharks back
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>>44973508
>>>C. Command the sharks to kill the enemy mage. He might resurface and you need to make sure he doesn't get a chance to get these sharks back
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The sharks snap to their duty immediately. The one who threw the mage leading the group. The shark leaps out of the water and with a loud snap, the wire holding DeFranco breaks sending him tumbling towards the water. The two remaining sharks rise out of the water and begin carrying DeFranco towards you. Finally, the shark carrying him brake and repeat the mechanical bull routine to throw him over the safety railing.

Unfortunately, the sharks appear to be a bit too eager and end up throwing him clear over the railing and directly into you. With an 'OOMPH!' you find yourself crushed beneath the larger, much wetter man. Grunting, you push him off of you just in time to find yourself staring up at a man standing over you holding a chair to hit you. Wincing, you throw your hands over your face, but, it seems, you need not fear. With a groan, the man tumbles to the side, leaving Kitty standing over you with bloody knuckles and a grin.

"Well, you don't see that everyday"

"No. No you don't" Alex says, walking over and stooping to pick up DeFranco in the classic Firemen Carry.

>A. "...I'm aquaman's sidekick"
>B. "Apparently, sharks are heroes too!"
>C. "Yeah well, not all of us are master martial artists and tech gurus"
>D. "I was just thinking something smelt fishy about this place!"
>E. Write In
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>>44974080
>>D. "I was just thinking something smelt fishy about this place!"

leave them guessing
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>>44974080
>C. "Yeah well, not all of us are master martial artists and tech gurus"
no bad puns please
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>>44974080
>C. "Yeah well, not all of us are master martial artists and tech gurus"
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>>44974080
>C. "Yeah well, not all of us are master martial artists and tech gurus"
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>>44974080
>B. "Apparently, sharks are heroes too!"
Jokingly, then
>C. "Yeah well, not all of us are master martial artists and tech gurus"
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>>44974080
>>C. "Yeah well, not all of us are master martial artists and tech gurus"
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>>44974080
>>D. "I was just thinking something smelt fishy about this place!"
Also try to brush the fact that you may have done it. No need to spoil a good secret.
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>>44974080
>>>C. "Yeah well, not all of us are master martial artists and tech gurus"
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>>44974080
"Yeah well, not all of us are master martial artists and tech gurus" you mutter as you get to your feet. The two of them share a look but then Alex nods at Kitty and then at you. "I can't afford for you to know who I am, but I'd like to thank you for what you did here tonight.....whatever it is" and with that, Alex is off, somehow managing to carry the bulk of DeFranco. You should probably start working out.

"So, did you have fun tonight, sweetie" Kitty asks you as she slips her arm once more into your own. She's smiling broadly again, as if that isn't blood on her hands and face. As if she wasn't leading you out of a club filled with groaning security and a shark filled lake in the center of the room.

She leads you out into the street. At the entrance you can see the Bouncer who questioned you sitting down in a chair, seemingly asleep.

"You know...I kind of like you, kid and I usually don't kiss on the first date, but..." And with that, she's kissing you once more, but this time it's more....amorous? It feels different and you accept that, because it's so good. Finally, after what feels like only a moment, she breaks the kiss and slips something into your hand.

"Now, what do you want to know kid?"

>You get two questions. We will handle this one at at time. Give me ONE response gaining ONE answer and we will get that out of the way before moving on.

>A. Who are you Kitty, really?
>B. Who was that Alex guy?
>C. Why did you have to save that DeFranco guy
>D. What's your phone number?
>E. Write In
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>>44974607
>A. Who are you Kitty, really?
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>>44974607
>C. Why did you have to save that DeFranco guy
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>>44974607
Are you working for batman or what?
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>>44974607
>>A. Who are you Kitty, really?
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>>44974607
>D. What's your phone number?
>E. Write in.

"Same time next week? Hopefully with less violence."
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>>44974607
>A. Who are you Kitty, really?
>D. What's your phone number?
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>>44974607
>C. Why did you have to save that DeFranco guy
please tell me you guys aren't planning to get a harem
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>>44974607
>D. What's your phone number?
Identity later, digits now
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>>44974607
>>D. What's your phone number?
>>E. Write In
"Well, I want in on whatever it is you're doing. Better in than out and the companies not half bad" - Given that we need to pay off our rent.
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>>44974607
>>A. Who are you Kitty, really?
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>>44974607
Seconding
>>44974913
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>>44974607
"What's your phone number?"

Immediately, Kitty throws her head back and laughs. "Well, I didn't expect that, but it's a solid choice" and she takes your cell phone from you hand and creates her own Contact Profile.

"Feel free call me anytime after 7 PM, sweetie. So, now what else do you want to know?"


>A. Who are you Kitty, really?
>B. Who was that Alex guy?
>C. Why did you have to save that DeFranco guy
>D. Write In
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>>44975145
>>A. Who are you Kitty, really?
well that was a waste of a good question
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>>44975145

>A. Who are you Kitty, really?
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>>44975145
>C. Why did you have to save that DeFranco guy
>D. Write In

"So why did you have to save that guy? And does it pay well?"
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>>44975145
>C. Why did you have to save that DeFranco guy
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>>44975145
>>D. Write In
"Look, in for a penny, in for a pound. Tell us about this DeFranco guy and I'll help you out, what do you say?"
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>>44975145
What I really wanna know is
>D. Write In
Why'd you take me with you into the club? Seems like you could've gotten in on your own. Why me?
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>>44975145
>>C. Why did you have to save that DeFranco guy
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Just realized another good choice would be to ask her where she would be before 7 PM.
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>>44975145
"Why did you have to save that DeFranco guy?" You ask.

"Because, Sweetie, he paid his protection to the correct people. Speaking of, if you ever need more work and if you can promise to bring more of...whatever you brought tonight, make sure to text me" And with that, Kitty is off, sauntering away and slipping down alley.

Well, tonight was....eventful.

At least you got some cash and you made a...friend? Girlfriend? Friend with benefits? Who knows.

Still pondering the kiss you got, you make your way through Gotham city back to your home. Swinging open your front door, you find your roommate Tim sitting on the couch reading as a another dark haired young man plays a video-game on the living room television. They appear to have been joking about..something. They stop speaking as you enter. Tim smiles politely at you and inclines his head and his friend throws a wave your way.

"Hey, dude! You must be the new guy. I'm Conner" he says before turning back to the screen.

Tim shakes his head before saying "Sorry about Conner. He's a nice guy, really. He's just way too into Halo"
"Whatever Tim. Better Halo than books no girl has ever read"
"What? Lord of the Rings is a classic"
"Classic Mood-killer"

Your opinion regarding the matter is cut short as a young black woman descends the stairs wearing a long-sleeved pink button up.

"Whose the guy in the hoodie?" She mutters as she walks into the kitchen.

"He's the last roommate. New guy, that's Anita"

"Uh, hey everyone...I'm Charlie"
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>>44976000
So, we're roommates with Robin, Superboy, and...who's the girl?
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>>44976148

Anita Fite, I think.
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>>44976148
dont know
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THREAD 02 COMPLETE

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>CONGRATULATIONS! YOU gained a new Occult Advancement
>CONGRATULATIONS! You successfully leveled up your relationship with "Kitty" from Strangers (LEVEL 0) TO Acquaintances (Level 1). You have her phone number.
>CONGRATULATIONS! You successfully established a relationship with Conner Kent. You are Strangers (LEVEL 0)
>CONGRATULATIONS! You successfully established a relationship with Anita Fite. You are Strangers (LEVEL 0)
>CONGRATULATIONS! You successfully help saved someone from a gruesome death! Coolio! You gain 1 Positive Reputation with 'The Catwomen'
>CONGRATULATIONS! You successfully help sav someone from a gruesome death! Coolio! You gain 1 Positive Reputation with 'The Batfamily'
>CONGRATULATIONS! You successfully saved someone from The Penguin. You gain 2 Negative Reputation with 'The Penguin Family'
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>>44976213
>CONGRATULATIONS! YOU gained a new Occult Advancement

Cool!

What's that bring us?
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>>44976213
Oh! I completely forgot about Crash.

>>CONGRATULATIONS! You successfully leveled up your relationship with "Crash" from Strangers (LEVEL 0) TO Acquaintances (Level 1). You have his phone number.
>You spoke to your mom. Man, that was depressing.
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>>44976213
question what our the ranks for the skills
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>>44976266
>You successfully leveled up your relationship with "Crash" from Strangers (LEVEL 0) TO Acquaintances (Level 1). You have his phone number.

Cool, but who is that?
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>>44976284
are*

not our
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>>44976213
Wait how much money did we make?
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>>44976312
The gang member at the park. It's pretty rude to not read carefully in quests.
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>>44976343

Forgot about him.

>rude to not read carefully in quests.

I forgot about a guy we barely met before. So what?
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>>44976251
Occult Advancements can be used to either change Ritual Spells into Personal Spells or research new Ritual Spells. Changing a Ritual Spell to Personal Spells can change the requirements to perform or maintain. Typically speaking, the more requirements there are, the harder it will be to dump any, if all of them. The more magic you encounter, the more your list of potential Ritual Spells will increase.

>1 OA to Advance
Hawkeye
Parkman

>2 OA to Advance
Rockin

>3 OA to Advance
Smogline
Holding Circle

>4 OA to Advance
Backbreaker


Ritual Spells available

Makeover - Requires Charlie to eat a makeup sponge. Allows Charlie to copy the physical features of any human or humanoid being he has a picture of. It does not fool electronics

Fish Whisperer - Requires Charlie to be in contact with the water. Allows Charlie to control the mind of any 'non-sentient' fish he encounters. So long as he remains in contact with the water the fish is in, it is his to control.
You can also bank your OA for another day.
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>>44976561

Do we already have Makeover and Fish Whisperer, or do we vote on getting those, if at all?
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>>44976317
My mistake. You guys made $240. So, you still need $210 if you're going to make your rent. Or you can spend it on other stuff, it's your money.
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>>44976561
>Parkman
i dont want to eat a spider
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>>44976613
You would have to vote on them. You don't know the spells, you just know they exist and can think up ways of how you would make them work.
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>>44976561
>>Parkman
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>>44976561
bank
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>>44976561

Fish Whisperer.
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>>44976676
Seconded - Bank! Why waste it when we can use it next time... um, you can use it at any time, right? not like hours or something.
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>>44976720
why would you vote for this? it's way too specific to be worth it
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Makeover
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>>44976784
You can learn new Rituals/Bump up rituals to Personals any time Charlie has some downtime.

It requires him to sit down and think things through, so doing it in the middle of combat or something like that isn't really viable.
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>>44976854

I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
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Looks like we've got a tie between Parkman and Banking.

>Parkman
>Bank
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>>44976908
depends on the definition of "Non-Sentient"
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>>44977139
>Bank
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>>44977139
>Bank
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>>44977139
>Parkman
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It's just a spider goddangit! - Just eat the bloody things. You can find them everywhere and it won't do anything to you. Heck, carry a bottle of them around just to go crunch snack
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>>44977139
Bank
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>>44977191
>Heck, carry a bottle of them around just to go crunch snack

Not really.

>The spider, if dead, can have been dead no longer than 24 hours.]
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>>44977139
Bank
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>>44977263
You know that a bottle of spiders, I didn't mean a sealed one, right? air, feed them flies, etc
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It looks like Banking takes it.

I'll be sticking around to answers some questions, if you have them.
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>>44977529
Still wanna see the backstory of our role in what happened in metropolis
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>>44977529
what are the ranks for skills
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>>44977583
Then make sure to follow the quests!

>>44977622
Above Average Con
Average Rapport
Above Average Investigation
Advanced Occultism


The rest are 'Below Average' meaning they give a bonus of either 0 or -1, depending on how difficult whatever you're attempting to do is.
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>>44977712
no i mean like Average above average advanced expert master

things like that
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>>44977758
Oh! Of course.

Here is my bullshit, on the fly designations.


The skill categories refer to an individual who has been formally trained enough to have a firm grasp of the basics.

Examples: Using H2H

>Beginner – Knows how to make a fist and that fists in the face hurt people. Your average person with no formal training whatsoever.

>Below Average – Someone who knows that how to throw a solid jab. They probably aren't much of a combatant, but they can at least land a solid punch on someone.

>Average -Someone with a firm grasp of the basics. They know that footwork is important, that not getting hit is better than hitting hard and that ground game is kind of important.

>Above Average – Someone who has recently acquired their black belt in a single martial art. They know a few advanced moves of their chosen style. They can hold their own on their feet or on the ground equally.

>Advanced – Someone who has begun to dabble in multiple martial arts. Assuming it is taught within their initial style, they can probably do it and they can do some things from other styles as well.

>Master – The realm of people like Lady Shiva, Ra's Al Ghul and Batman. Individuals who have mastered a myriad of martial arts and are capable of fighting in pretty much any given situation.
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>>44977792
Sounds like... fate
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>>44977792
ok so unless you missed a level we are almost a master of the occult but some thing tells me thats gonna be a ways a way
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>>44978195
The differences between the skill designations grow the higher up you go.

The best way to put this would be that Charlie is a Black Belt in the Judo of Magic.

John Constantine is a Batman level Martial Artist. If you asked him to only use a single type of magic, he would still demolish a vast majority of people he encountered.
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