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Old 06-15-2009, 05:01 PM
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OK, I'm going to go ahead and move on to the next thread. We need one PC to check out what's going on with the dagger. If you want the split to be different than has been previously proposed, that is to say, if you want more than one PC to check out the dagger, now is the time and this is the place to iron that out.

Once everything has been sorted out, Gwynnis asks Rebekka to cloak you all (the PCs and Muaziz, but not Dee Dee) with her Obfuscate, and then you'll all head out of the ward. Camille et al. will be taken within the ward, and the Sheriff will watch over you on the outside. If there are any objections to this part of the plan, we're at the time and place to deal with that as well. Whoever checks out the dagger will be able to move as normal, whoever does the more general scouting will be lying flat and unable to move during the proceedings.
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We should go somewhere with couches or such then if going to be spending lots of time not moving
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We should go somewhere with couches or such then if going to be spending lots of time not moving
That's almost certainly going to be vetoed, at least moving to another room would be. The point is to make it look like all that's happening is that the others are being called inside, for the benefit of anyone who might be watching. However, I will say there's enough furniture in the corners of the room available for four Kindred to be seated in while motionless.

Also, it looks like Jack will be the one tracking the dagger specifically, this go around.
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Once Jack indicates his willingness to track the dagger-bearer, Gwynnis gives final instructions. Everyone besides Jack will be using Psychic Projection. These people may seat themselves in either corner of the room which is visible to someone standing where the opening in the ward has been cut and re-sealed. All those using Psychic Projection will leave their physical bodies in more or less torporous state.

((You will be able to move at 200 times your normal move rate while on the astral plane, and if you encounter other astrally projected creatures, you can engage them in combat as normal, save that you can only spend Fatigue on disciplines.))

Jack will be using a variation of Eagle's Sight (basically the ability to take a bird's-eye view of a region, up to an altitude of 250 feet) that is centered on the dagger instead of his body. Mental recitation of the dagger's name (Carnwennan) and concentrating on your wish to view it will take your second sight there. Jack won't go unconscious during this, but he may want to be seated, or at least remain still, with his eyes closed to prevent distraction from local sights.

Once instructions are completed, Rebekka lowers her veil, and you seem to Vanish from the Mind's Eye of all the others. Still wearing the Justicar's outer form, Sarah gives her head a little shake as if still surprised to know that the Prince has that ability as part of her arsenal.

"The veil will protect you against detection even by others in astral form, unless you come upon one already capable enough to pierce it as in the material world. The ones you seek may be similarly hidden. May the blessing of Caine be upon you, and aid you in finding our foes," the Prince says, and then directs the Sheriff to gather the others. When Dee Dee leaves, she takes enough time in rounding up the others to permit you free exit from the ward, and then closes the opening from the outside.

As you move to seat yourselves while remaining in the Sheriff's sight, you hear an invitation from the Justicar to partake of her strength as needed to assist your efforts, and a subtle potency seems to suffuse your being.

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((Give yourselves whatever relative positioning you wish before going astral, and you'll be in the same relative positions once on the astral plane. You will NOT see each other, or even yourselves, at first while under Rebekka's Cloak, but it will also keep you hidden from any nearby watchers. EXCEPTION -- Franšois will see everyone under Rebekka's Cloak, both materially and astrally, because his effective Auspex level is 6 (since he's 7th generation, and Gwynnis has at least Auspex 6), where Rebekka "only" has Obfuscate 5.

If you'd rather all be visible to each other from the beginning, we can retcon that in. Basically Rebekka doesn't do the Cloak the Gathering as described above.

Psychic Projection costs 10 Fatigue. In case it was not clear from the last paragraph above the equal signs, some fairly hefty Potence just got raised on your behalf, and Gwynnis will spot those of her linked to her the cost of entry into the astral plane.))
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When Jack concentrates on Carnwennan, he finds his Second Sight in a room in the Intensive Care Unit of some hospital. There are patients in both beds, but no others are apparent in the room.
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Jack takes a seat then closes his eyes.

Carnwennan Carnwennan Carnwennan Carnwennan Let's see what can be seen.
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When Jack concentrates on Carnwennan, he finds his Second Sight in a room in the Intensive Care Unit of some hospital. There are patients in both beds, but no others are apparent in the room.
We crossed tracks in the ether, as these posts went up within a minute of each other.

When Jack opens his eyes, he finds himself in a room in the ICU of some hospital. Both beds in the room are occupied, but there isn't anyone else in the room.
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We crossed tracks in the ether, as these posts went up within a minute of each other.

When Jack opens his eyes, he finds himself in a room in the ICU of some hospital. Both beds in the room are occupied, but there isn't anyone else in the room.

He'll try turning his head around.
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You can do a visual sweep of the room, but no one else turns up. You do realize that your vantage point seems to be between the two beds, nearer to the bed closer to the room's door. The equipment monitoring that patient's vital signs might be indicating a drop in blood pressure.
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Francois moves to a divan in a corner and, after adjusting his firearms, lays down on it.

Closing his eyes, he allows his perceptions to slip into the astral plane.
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