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(1,165 replies, posted in General Chat)

I'll be going on LOA for a couple of days: having a long weekend off with people to visit and such.



-Mischa

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(86 replies, posted in Odyssey)

OOC: I'll wait a bit longer so that James can post, otherwise I'll move this forward.



-GM

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(439 replies, posted in Odyssey)

Alma looked at her for a moment longer, which felt like an eternity to Shadai. She was so close to getting out; would her disguise hold?

Alma turned around, pulled the box that Winston had been holding and handed it over to Shadai. "Return this to the stockroom", Alma spoke with an authoritative voice. It was the box that held the grenade! That of course didn't show on the outside, nor was Alma aware that Shadai knew what was in the box. Alma instead turned her head to Winston and spoke in a very serious tone: "I've decided to hold on to this as long as you haven't payed." Whatever had been discussed between Winston and Alma after they'd left the conference room, Shadai could only guess that there had been more negotiating and haggling.

Instead of getting angry, Winston merely grinned, as if he was enjoying this game. Alma however, kept very serious and now returned her attention back to Shadai. "Well? Get at it!" It was clear that she expected Shadai to put the box in the stockroom right away. All the while, Gustav was still staring at her.



-GM

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(241 replies, posted in Atlantis)

Well spoken! It would indeed be nice if we were able to merge both sims in such a way that all players involved will enjoy.



-Mischa

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(79 replies, posted in Jewel of Hera)

"Don't forget that drink I promised you later", Bruno called to Paddy as he escorted the youth out of the bar.

With this bit of excitement gone, Bruno quickly grabbed a piece of cloth and wiped the floor clean of the evidence of the youth's rather unsuitable behaviour. After that, he gave the bar a quick look-over and noticed that the depressive man was still sitting in his spot. If he had witnessed what had just transpired, he didn't show it. Deciding that ignoring the man was the best course of action - the man was doing the same - the bartender decided to engage in conversation with Sapphire again. "Are you performing here today?" he asked the extravagant singer.



-Bruno Kaiser

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(439 replies, posted in Odyssey)

Without staring, Shadai could make out Alma and Winston easily enough: she had seen both when she'd been hiding in the room. She guessed that the third person, the second man of the trio, that she saw was Gustav. The man looked like a proper - and in fact very stereotypical - thug: he was well-muscled and very ugly, with a scar on his left cheeck to complete the picture. At least that is what Shadai could make of him without staring. She also noticed that he was staring at her in a very creepy way. It almost felt like he was undressing her with his eyes. It was quite unnerving.

Alma, who happened to look back at one moment, saw Gustav gazing and followed his eyes. When she noticed the person that held his interest, Shadai in disguise, she snorted in disgust, making clear how she felt about Gustav's behaviour. However, that behaviour also made her look at Shadai in more detail and she frowned. Seconds after Shadai had passed the trio, she heard Alma's voice. "You there, hold on for a minute."



-GM

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(79 replies, posted in Jewel of Hera)

"Sounds kinky!" Bruno replied, then turned to the youth: "Take care kid and I don't want to sound like an old man, but just take this advice: when you have a good time without ruining it for other people, the good times tend to last longer."

Then he turned back to Sapphire. "So, did you find what you were looking for behind the bar? I mean, I wasn't there of course, but perhaps you found some liquor to soothe that pain?"



-Bruno

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(1,165 replies, posted in General Chat)

I hope everything turns out well, Robert. And no worries, Ash; take the time you need.



-Mischa

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(327 replies, posted in Odyssey)

"Both", August said. "We move her stuff for this gig of hers and then silently move out of the crowd, leaving one or two of us in plain sight to give those attending this gig the impression we're guarding the place. Meanwhile I will be visiting on old friend of mine, who still owes me money. He's not going to give it to me, so while I am out negotiating the money he still owes me, a few of us will be making sure we actually get his pay." That was at least the basis of the plan. No doubt things would turn out differently than planned. That, and August hadn't of course told Ayla every bit of his plan.



-August Solitaire

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(439 replies, posted in Odyssey)

It seemed that Shadai was in luck: the hallway seemed empty as she entered it. And that made walking towards the door a lot easier, although 'easy' wasn't exactly the word one could use while sporting these high heels. The ident card had told Shadai that the woman's name was Bethany Likomann and that she was from the external relations department.

Shadai was about twenty feet from the door, when someone came out of a room and started walking in her direction; Shadai immediately recognized her as the woman on whom she had been spying only minutes ago. And indeed: two men stepped out and followed her  all three were now walking towards Shadai.



GM

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(327 replies, posted in Odyssey)

After Lizzy had left the bridge, August turned to his CO: "When we're on Quarry, I'm planning a job for us. A job besides aiding Miss Lusko, that is."



-August Solitaire

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(138 replies, posted in The Dreamcatchers)

Maaike was very... geeky in much of her behaviour, but Nico couldn't help but admire how positive her attitude was and how she seemed to want to experience everything. He walked up to the conquered part of the beach and put his own towel down next to Maaike's, as well as his bag. He sat down and scanned the beach briefly. It was a beautiful day and one would almost forget why they were here and where they were going. Well, that was for later. Right now they had some time to enjoy the weather and the surroundings. He looked up at the sunny sky, his sunglasses barely able to protect his eyes. Not a cloud in sight. Nico opened his bag and took out his bottle of sunscreen, which he began to put on those parts of his body that weren't protected by clothing. He had already applied sunscreen this morning before they'd left his villa, but the Barcelonian sun was merciless so you needed to reapply sunscreen every few hours.



Nico

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(52 replies, posted in The Longest Journey)

Of the group there seemed to be two who weren't all that taken aback by this strange creature: Karen and Ardjen. Karen in turn did still seem rather shaken up by the other events of that night. Seeing Lianno die, a man who had simply offered his friendship when she'd needed it, had left its marks. When they'd arrived at the backroom, Karen had silently chosen some clothes to stand out less and to be able to keep a bit warmer, and then had taken some of the food. Then she had retreated to one of the beds, changed her clothing under the covers and then she had closed her eyes. Nobody knew if she was sleeping but nobody dared to ask.

Ardjen in turn had waited for most of the others to pick some clothes and had then done the same. He had thrown away the weird clothing from the other world although he had to admit it had felt very nice and warm. But these clothes were more familiar to him and even of better quality than what he usually had. After changing his clothes - he had done that very quickly in a corner with the embarrasment one would expect from a boy of his age - he had taken some food for himself and stayed very quiet as he'd watched Ku'untook heal Cameron's feet. He had watched with interest, but not with wonder.

When the samare was done with Cameron and the young woman fell on her back exhausted, he spoke in a timid voice: "Please sir, can you take a look at my friend as well? Something seems to be wrong with her." Ardjen pointed at Ciara and it appeared that only now Ku'untook noticed the slender girl. He frowned, although for the Starkians it was hard to tell. He gestured to Ciara: "Come here, child. "



GM

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(79 replies, posted in Jewel of Hera)

Bruno turned around and gave Sapphire abig smile. "Waddayamean? I got you hidden behind the counter, didn't I? Only flaw in my plan was that I wasn't there with you to show you a good time." Bruno was never one to be careful with sexual innuendo. The only reason that it didn't get him in trouble with the guests was that generally speaking he was a good judge of character. And on those rare occasions that he did misjudge he managed to talk himself out of trouble.



Bruno

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(49 replies, posted in Management)

Well, The Longest Journey is still looking for new players and you can still basically choose whichever character and type of character you want to be.

And Odyssey is still looking for a GM. I am currently functioning as its GM and although I am greatly enjoying doing so, I am Also the sims SL and play one of the main characters, so it is not an ideal situation.



Mischa

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(138 replies, posted in The Dreamcatchers)

Before long, Maaike and Nico were back in the car. Nico managed to find yet another parking space, this time near the beach, although this one had more to do with him actually owning a private parking space there.

About fifteen minutes after they'd left the Portal de l’Àngel they found themselves on the beach. It was in fact one of the newer parts of Barcelona and one of the beaches that had been actually put up for the Olympic Games that had been held in the city in 1992. The beaches had proven to be a huge touristic attraction and were now among the more popular beaches along the Mediterranean Sea. Nico, who was wearing a blouse and bermuda shorts, took off his shoes to walk on the beach on his bare feet, while he was trying to locate a place where the two of them could lay down their towels. Like always, the beach was pretty crowded.



-Nico

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(79 replies, posted in Jewel of Hera)

"You have got yourself a deal, my man!" Bruno answered perhaps a bit too enthousiastically. He was on duty tonight himself but after morning shift here would end, he'd have a few hours to himself. "So, what's going to happen to him?" Bruno could guess - it was hardly the first time someone in his bar had been taken in due to unproper behaviour - but he enjoyed the idea of getting the youth a bit nervous and hoped that Paddy would play along.



-Bruno

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(439 replies, posted in Odyssey)

Besides the woman's ident card she was carrying a small amount of money and an unused handkerchief. Other than that she hadn't been carrying anything on her person.

On the ID card was a picture of its owner but if one would only glance casually at the picture, the difference wouldn't stand out too much. There was of course the fact that Shadai didn't actually work at the place and there was the chance that someone who noticed her might stop her to ask who she was, but then again: people might also simply assume that she was just another cogwheel in the great apparatus that was running this place.

The young woman now lay on the floor unconscious and a bit out of place in Shadai's outfit. It did fit her more or less, but especially her hair, which had been tied up in a knot - although much of the original coiffure had been messed up in the struggle - made the whole image seem a bit weird.



-GM

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(138 replies, posted in The Dreamcatchers)

"Permission granted", Nico answered with a smile. He decided that mulling over what the message should say exactly would take too much time. And if indeed someone was keeping tracks, this should be enough to get that party to contact them directly.

With this handled for the moment, Nico refocused on what they had been talking about: "So, for our next stop: do you like art, or architecture? Or do you prefer the beach? We still have a bit of time to kill."




-Nico Steenhuizen

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(52 replies, posted in The Longest Journey)

Ku'untook shrugged in a very humanlike manner. "If you can sleep easily, you are welcome to try. But we should head out in a few hours. I'm just waiting for the others."


-GM

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(79 replies, posted in Jewel of Hera)

Feeling his confident self again, Bruno turned to his savior and thumped him on the back. "Awesome stuff, Paddy! I'd treat you to a drink if you weren't on duty."



-Bruno

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(86 replies, posted in Odyssey)

Despite Ronon's suit being covered in muck, he could still see enough through his visor and it didn't take him and Olaf very long to locate the lid they were looking for: this one lead to the spaceport, just outside the dock master's building. Of course, there was no way for them to tell if they would be seen as soon as they opened the lid, but they could hardly wait down here forever.



-GM

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(439 replies, posted in Odyssey)

If Shadai's talking was meant to calm the young woman down, the effort proved uneffective and actually had the opposite result. As if Shadai's voice made the situation the woman was in even more real, the struggling increased. But only for a moment. Shadai's expert grip had the desired effect and after about half a minute, the young woman's body went limp.



-GM

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(24 replies, posted in Atlantis)

He guessed that the water wheel building was at least partly responsible for the power the village needed. It would still be too much of a gamble to try and escape and head for the building, because then what? He still had no idea where he was, where he should go to and for all he knew he was being watched. Nevertheless, he checked out the lock - it did seem a bit strange to him that there were no guards here - but after that he went back to the house appointed to him. There wasn't much he could do at the moment anyway, because the darkness was making it hard to make out any details in the landscape and no doubt he would be awoken early in the next morning.

Ryan made his way back to the house and decided to try and get some rest. He undressed and crept into bed.



-Ryan Bow

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(138 replies, posted in The Dreamcatchers)

OOC: Ah, didn't get that, but I think it can still work. smile

IC: "Nothing too obvious", Nico replied. "Just enough to let this person know that we have information about the dreamworld but not enough to actually track us down or learn who we are." Nico figured that if someone really wanted to know more, he or she would do some extensive online searching him- or herself and that was exactly what they'd be able to monitor. So by actually luring someone in, they would be able to spy on them a bit.



-Nico