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Old 01-18-2011, 04:09 AM
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Tabitha does 5 Covert+Agilityher best to head for the man's main bedroom as silently as possible but without drawing attention from the guards.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:35 PM
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As Quintin leaves and Tab slips away, Hu Li gives her a single nod and slides out the door after Quintin, moving quickly through the shadows toward a spot where she'll be able to hear, already working on her excuse if she's seen.
 
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Tabitha doesn't get far. Judging by the maps the group was given beforehand, it seems like it would be an easy thing to escape up the grand staircase. Unfortunately, a band of the young rogues have somehow located a set of folding tables and chairs and set up a card game. "My lady!" shouts one of the participants, calling his comrades' attention to the lovely young woman. "Come and join in my victories, I implore you!" he says with mock chivalry, eliciting a few chuckles from the other players.

Hu Li has rather more luck. Without being noticed, and even with the inhibiting skirts of her getup, she manages to slip out the back door and onto the porch following their host. They stride across the lawn to the right towards a dark patch, and it takes a few seconds for the captain's eyesight to adjust. When it does, she quietly picks her way across the lawn. In the far corner of the yard, the pair stop and Quintin digs out some small remote. With the press of a button, a segment of the lawn lifts up and reddish light shines from the cavity. Quintin and his fellow descend into the passageway, but do not close the door behind them. It appears that the rest of the house cannot see this segment of the lawn, as it is screened by brush.
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:36 AM
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"Ain't a number in the Verse high enough to count all the ways this is like to be a fool notion," Hu Li tells herself as she edges closer to the open passageway.

With silent footfalls, she moves to a spot where she can get a vantage point inside, hoping the red glow will show her something worth seeing, or that she'll be able to pick up whatever conversation is going on down there. If not, she'll edge closer and closer, keeping an eye out behind her for a speedy escape route if need be.
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:29 PM
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Hival was out of the manor as quick as he could be. He returned to the spot where he was playing cards minutes earlier, and just kept his tools handy while investigating who was still around.

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Old 01-23-2011, 10:22 AM
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Well well, Tab said with an amused smile. Aren't you a veritable champion. She walked towards the game table looking around for the others involved.
OOCIs this the same game that zev's playing in?
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OOCNo covert roll for Hival, he's going into an outbuilding he's expected to be in, no need to be sneaky. For Tab: No, different game, this one for the young gentlemen.


Hival makes it back to the garage and the generator just as Gable rushes off to deal with one of the departing guests who drunkenly rammed their hovercar into a hedge. Closing the door behind him, Hival finds himself alone in the garage with the humming generator.

The card game tabitha has been invited towards appears to be some variant of euchre, with eight participants instead of the traditional four, and rules that seem almost as arcane. "Milady," says the young man who called her over, a ginger fellow with a bare, freckled face, "I was thinking you might be able to give me some sort of luck, as it seems I have had none so far." Indeed, the pile of chips in front of the fellow does appear smaller than his opponents'.

Hu Li makes it to the head of the stairs without rustling any brush, and a glance inside shows a sharp metal staircase built into the dirt, and below she can see tile floors and metal arches. Going down the first few steps, she can see Quintin's feet come into view, and hear him muttering. "Damnit man, you can't do anything right. You have to skim the acid, or else it doesn't work properly. I can't spend half my day digging graves in the deep desert just because you can't do your job."
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Hival pulled up his sleeves and tapped a few buttons on his bands. He wasn't sure if he would have the range or power to siginal the hsip from here, but he did leave a note indicating he would try.

Now to repair this in reverse. Time was of the essence. Sleeves unrolled, he pulled out a small utility knife from his belt and peeked back into the generator. He'd seen this type of machine before, slightly similar to the one that powered the bar where he first met Hu Li and the former Captain. Hival reckoned that all he needed to do was either make a small slice one one of the belts or unscrew one of the bolts. Either way he'd have a couple minutes to leave the vicinity before the thing went kaput.

Seconds later, the job was done. He had all his tools put away, and he left the garage missing only a few credits from the card game. He walked back to the parking area, and proceeded to wait for either another patron needing their wheels, or the manor to fall into pitch black.

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Hival tries to shave down one of the running belts with his pocket-knife so that any failure might be delayed and even look like stress rather than sabotage. Unfortunately, he applies just a little too much force and the rubber belt snaps under his knife. The generator continues to chug along but the lights in the garage and mansion immediately go black, to the screams and shouts of surprise of the guests.

Though Hu Li notices the commotion from her spot at the top of the stairs, it seems that the underground bunker is proof to the noise, as Quintin and his comrade do not seem to notice.
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oocFellow players, please ignore the last paragraph of my previous post, as obviously things didn't go according to plan.


Hival put away the knife immediately. Minutes for getaway became seconds. He remembered how many paces it took from where he entered the garage to where he now stood, so he backtracked his steps. When he got to the way out, he stepped to one side. Then looked to see if anyone was coming, so he could decide whether to walk out then and there, or sneak past anyone who dashes in.
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Devon tosses his cards down on the table and grabs at his pile of money, knowing that dark lights make sticky fingers. "Gorramit, what the hell?" He stands up, shuffling his feet slightly. "I'm going to grab a car of some sort, light up the garage with its headlights." Tripping over things and cursing loudly he makes his way outside to the vehicle he picked out from before, fishes the keys out of his pocket, clicks open the locks with a 'beep beep!' and turns it on. Positioning the thing outside the garage he flashes his headlights, filling the room where they were playing cards with light.

A good excuse to get the engine running, now they just have to all get here and we can peel out of this damn place. That and it's hard to shoot back when you can't see me through the lights. He looks around for his tool bag with the pistol smuggled in it and curses. He left it at the card table. Getting out, but leaving the engine and the lights on, he heads back to the card game. "Good. No one stole my credits yeah?"
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Hu Li starts slightly at the sounds of confusion and panic coming from the house, snapping her head around to see the entire mansion has gone dark. Her first thought is that Quintin's going to come running back up the stairs to catch her standing here, and she breathes a sigh of relief that somehow, miraculously, he doesn't hear any of it.

Still, this moved up the timetable. A lot. She was alone, and had to find a way to finish this job in the next few minutes. Going down there was plumb stupid - Lord knows what Quintin might have waiting. Which left either waiting for him to come back up or doing something plumb stupid.

"Gorram," she mutters under her breath. "How w'rin bu lai, whai w'rin bu jwo." Quickly, she moves back to the shadows at the top of the stairs, close enough she can still hear without being seen if Quintin starts to come back. She'll give him a minute or so ... then she'll have to do something plumb stupid.
 
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Tabitha considered taking advantage of the darkness to knock out the men one by one but decided against it. There were just too many of them. She started Covert 9backing away noiselessly Perception 5in the direction Hu Li had gone in earlier. She moved slowly trying to run the palm of her hand along a wall until her eyes adjusted to the darkness.

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For Tabitha, slipping away under cover of darkness proved quite easy, especially given the noise. She very nearly stumbles down the stairs, but manages to make it to the back door that Hu Li went through and along the wall without being noticed. Rustling through the bush cover, she finds her captain perched inside the stairwell with a wary eye to the bottom.

At the garage, Devon's quick thinking lights up the area in bright blue-white colors. Gable comes trotting around from the front of the house and claps Devon on the shoulder. "Good thinking, man." he says before hustling over to the generator. Unfortunately for him, the back of the generator is shaded in darkness, and the handyman begins searching the rest of the dark garage for a flashlight.
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Hival was pleased with himself that he had taken the time to wait for anyone to immediately run in. Crouched where he was, he went unnoticed upon part of the garage being bathed in light. He heard Gable say something, and then the sounds of a man fumbling through darkness. Knowing exactly how much distance he had to cover, and how much was between Gable and himself, he waited for the exact proper second to slip out of the garage, and back to the parking area.
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