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This Shouldn't Take Long
« on: September 01, 2018, 06:25:41 pm »

Washington DC; Thursday Evening, February 8th 2018

Word came from Emend that the two vampires had just set off his alarm, in returning to their underground haven beneath Club Perdition. It had only been four days, since the disciples had assaulted the place. Whether the fiends thought the coast was now clear or they simply needed to return to the physical world to feed was not clear - though this did present a nice opportunity to tie up these particular 'loose ends'.

Unfortunately, Emend, the Saint, and UsdiYona were just walking into a meeting with Robert Swane of Blume and Blumenthal to discuss offers for the Heart of Flies, so this would be up to Robor and Beats.
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2018, 12:56:22 pm »

Robor glances at the text.
"Right, finally." He mutters. He wouldn't admit it, but he's been agitatingly watching his phone, waiting for any updates about the vampies. The scum did almost did him and his student in, but now it's time to pay them back with interest. They can't be allowed to remain.

He hops up from his seat, dressed already.
"Beats, any chance you can pick me up? I'm at my apartment." He texts
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2018, 04:42:14 pm »

"Sure thing, just give me a few. Whats up?" is the reply as Beats gets ready and heads over
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2018, 05:09:55 pm »

"Did you get Emend's message? It's time to go vampire hunting again."
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2018, 05:13:48 pm »

"Just read it now, will be there soon then we can portal over" Beats replies preparing his normal outfit and gear then heading to Robors by the fastest no chance of paradox means possible.

Once there: "We have a plan or jus portal in den I light da place up like before?"
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2018, 09:23:40 pm »

"Im thinking we come in a pronged attack." Robor texts. "You physical, me in the spirit world, light them up, and if they try to escape, Ill have spirits rip them to shreds."

A few moments later, he adds
"if we can catch one that might be good. Ask it about that devil tower."
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2018, 12:10:06 am »

Beats nods "Works for me." he begins warming up "So I go in portal den light it up. If dey run, your waiting in da spirit and take em down?"
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2018, 09:55:26 am »

"exactly." Robor texts. "Light them up, and I'll take the stragglers."
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2018, 05:28:21 pm »

Beats finishes warming up then scrys a location he remembers in a ally behind the place "I'll get us close den we split" he opens a portal so long as everything is clear and steps through
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2018, 05:58:46 pm »

Scrying out Club Perdition, Beats could see that it was already pumping - people milled both in the area out front and near the loading docks out back. Music thumped loudly through speakers with flashing lights and lasers - beckoning party-goers to join the revelry within.

Something about the scene reminded Beats of a porch bug-zapper - luring stupid insects to an electric doom.

At any rate, portaling anywhere here would be a no go. Beats would have to choose another location - either an empty alley a block or so away - or perhaps somewhere in or under the nightclub.
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2018, 04:08:41 am »

"Looks like we can go right in to da underground or go a couple blocks out an go inta the busy club. I vote under, you?" Beats asks Robor
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2018, 07:26:42 pm »

"under makes sense." Robor says, nodding.
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2018, 09:15:18 am »

Beats carefully tries scrying a location in the tunnel to the platform where the den had been last time to see if the ward was still up or if they could easily get inside.

Should he be able to and assuming it was clear he opens a portal to the underground
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2018, 12:50:52 pm »

While the vampire's ward was still up, Emend's alteration to it remained in effect - allowing the disciples access. Beats opened a portal onto the steps, just off the subway platform (and out of sight from any who might actually be standing on the platform at the time).

The place was as they had left it those four days ago.

Remains of the huge pentagram, painted in dried human blood, were still at the bottom of the steps; the nasty-smelling candles toppled over. The subway platform itself was half buried in rubble from the previous collapse of its high vaulted ceiling, while the tracks and old derelict subway car remained intact.

An eerie blue light emanated from across the tracks, were the pool of glowing industrial ooze still bubbled and fizzed - filling the air with poisonous fumes and bathing the proximity in deadly radiation.

The sound of someone rummaging around inside the subway car indicated the disciple's targets were still here.
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2018, 08:19:14 pm »

Beats doesn't make noise but nods to Robor to indicate 'go for it' then prepares to cast a sunlight portal inside the train car. This time putting the 'in' portal a kilometer in the air and tilted to the sun and obviously matching the angle on the portal in the car for maximum effect.

He uses his normal body enhancing buff (Body control) while waiting on Robor and casts his portal 10 seconds after Robor passes over.
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2018, 10:21:49 am »

Robor nods.
"Good luck." He whispers, stepping through the portal and then crossing the gauntlet. A Road Master has no need for spirit roads, after all.

From the Spirit world, Robor will draw his sword and wait.
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2018, 09:19:50 am »

Robor slipped into twilight and took a tactical position near the edge of caved-in portion of the platform. He did not see any spirits currently lurking about the area.

Beats then cast his spell - opening a flood of direct sunlight into the subway car.

This was quickly followed by howling screams of pain - as the older muscular vampire burst out of the subway car - engulfed in fire and trailing flames like a comet! He immediately threw himself on the ground and rolled around trying to put himself out - his cheesy leisure suit melting into his charred flesh!

The operatic vampire Vesh meanwhile, was nowhere to be seen, though he too could be be heard shrieking in agony briefly.
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2018, 09:46:52 am »

Seeing that there are already flames Beats changes his plan to instead use his mastery of forces (Control fire) to amplify the flames. Attempting to turn the burning vampire into a bonfire. He grasps his magnetic tag and uses spell successes he attempts to increase the size of the flames to ensure full body coverage then the rest into increasing heat.
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2018, 09:56:32 am »

Robor inches forward carefully, as he activates his Mind Sight, searching for the vampire.
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2018, 02:47:23 pm »

Any hope the Ductus had of putting himself out, literally went up in super-heated flames. He was unable to even curse his sad fate, before being reduced to smouldering cinders.

Robor meanwhile, scanned for other minds. He was alone in the immediate area, meaning that the other vampire had not yet entered twilight -presuming he even would.
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2018, 10:14:21 am »

"I always forget the order to these things..." Robor mutters, as he opens up his mind to see last the veil.

"Okay, let's see what's happening on the other side. Maybe Beats already got everything." Robor says, as he peers past with his sights activated.
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2018, 04:34:20 pm »

Pushing his spell across the gauntlet, Robor could sense the vampire's mind in the ground under the railcard itself.
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2018, 11:39:21 pm »

Seeing just how effective the flames were Beats catches some before they vanish, controlling them and sending them over to the most flammable part of the railcar or item in its proximity that he can see so he can start amplifying it with the intent of burning the entire thing down.
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2018, 12:05:33 am »

Pushing his spell across the gauntlet, Robor could sense the vampire's mind in the ground under the railcard itself.
"....what?" Robor asks himself, before telephathicly contacting Beats.
"The vamp is underground? Like, inside the ground. I'm not sure what's up with that. I think we can campture it though." He sends, before unleashing a psychic asaualt, aiming to ravage the vampire's psyche. If he can knock it out, he can use furter magic to learn everything.
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« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2018, 02:43:52 am »

Hearing the voice in his head Beats doesn't make the fire bigger yet but keeps it  "Can ya hear me back? I burnt one inta dust already, if that other one is in danger dirt den we dig it out?"
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2018, 04:48:06 pm »

Hearing the voice in his head Beats doesn't make the fire bigger yet but keeps it  "Can ya hear me back? I burnt one inta dust already, if that other one is in danger dirt den we dig it out?"
"Yeah it's a mental thing... Uh, I dunno if we can dig it up, but it can't hurt to try?"
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2018, 02:41:06 pm »

"K, let me know when ya got it trapped. I'll keep holda my flames till den." he thinks hard and says quietly outloud
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2018, 09:56:58 am »

Robor's spell seemed to take hold of the vampire's mind doing some harm, but it did not move from it's hiding place in the ground under the old subway car.

As this went on, Beats heard a sudden loud crack from within the car itself, and caught sight of the large statue of Baphomet though the window - as it broke into large chunks and crashed to the floor.
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2018, 12:32:59 am »

Beats stays back just in case but thinks the information real hard at Robor. He then decides to go for broke and tries to set the cart on fire, boosting the flames as much as he can.
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2018, 12:09:09 pm »

Robor thinks for a moment, and remembers an important spell.
"Hide the ground from sight, peer past the earth." He chants, as he forces the ground above the vampire to become see-through, with his proficiency in matter.

"This should burn him."
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2018, 06:39:04 pm »

The rail-car took fire without issue - the magic imbued in the flame spreading it quickly. Smoke then begian to billow into the ceiling above, which for the time being, seemed voluminous enough to contain it.

Robor's spell meanwhile, couldn't make it across the gauntlet. He would have to be in the physical world to readily effect it.

A reverberating bellow then roared up the subway tunnel from the darkened recesses, beyond the magic ward that kept out the enemies of Belial's Brood. Only Beats could hear it of course - and feel the trembling ground, as if something large was now lumbering up the tracks towards his position.

Something about the situation was oddly familiar - For some reason both Beats and Robor felt like they had done this all before. The notion was so strong for  Beats in fact, that he could imagine the massive mountain of amalgamated flesh that was quickly approaching and the horde of lumpy fat creatures following behind...
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« Reply #31 on: Today at 10:32:48 am »

"Some huge monster and other fat monsters are headed dis way." Beats thinks hard and mutters aloud "I think were running short o time" he adds as he decides to fan the flames further to see if making it into a raging inferno would deter the monsters
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Re: This Shouldn't Take Long
« Reply #32 on: Today at 07:29:04 pm »

Robor shakes his head.
"I have one more plan." He sends to Beats, as he tries to reach the vampire's mind telephathicly.

"You only have one shot to survive. You gotta get out now." Robor telephathicly urges him, trying to get the vampire to leave the safety of the earth.
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