Everyone is John, expect for Traiden. He is everyone else.

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Everyone is John, expect for Traiden. He is everyone else.

Post by Traiden » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:25 am

Swenson, you won the bid.

Good morning, John. Or it would be a good morning if you where anyone else, but you are John, and thus, generally do not have good mornings. Or evenings but I digress.

You, John, get to wake up to the pleasant smell of miasma and feces. The small room you are in is very dark, the only thing that seems to have woken you up is the slight beam of light filtering in from a crack of the roof of where ever you are. It is too hard to see much of anything.

You can feel lumps of something poking your waist, both in and out of your pockets.

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Post by swenson » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:17 pm

Take a look around, John. What's around you? What's in your pockets? And would you please stop sitting in what I can only imagine is animal poo?
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Post by Traiden » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:34 pm

The area around you is dark John, the limited amount of light afforded to the enclosed room is just enough to make out shadowy shapes of things you can not identify from touch. You have four rectangular shaped objects of varying size, a cheapo lighter, and a rubber chicken.

Oh John, you are not sitting in animal poo; you are laying down in human feces as you seem to be laying down in a septic tank.
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Post by swenson » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:35 am

...really, John? Really?

*sigh*

All right, look for a door or window or something, or at least wherever the light is coming from. We're not going to find anything interesting in a septic tank. I mean you could, but I really, really don't want to.

If you can't see well enough to look for a way out, I suppose you can flick on that lighter and pray there's not enough fumes in here for anything to light on fire and/or explode.
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Post by Traiden » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:42 am

Your life choices disgust even the voices in your head John, good job.

The light is coming down from a long gap in the roof of the septic tank above you, John. Flicking the Bic results in no flame but the brief flashes of sparks give you an impression of color from the objects you have, being green and yellow.
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Post by swenson » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:06 pm

A septic tank can't be that big, right? Right?? Try to jump up and grab the gap, see if it's big enough to pull yourself out. Or at least get the thingamajigs closer to the light.
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Post by Traiden » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:17 pm

Excellent idea, John, jump up from a laying down position.

John propels himself up hitting his head on the roof of the septic tank opening the hinged hatch cut into the single person sized septic tank. The board covered in Astroturf over the hatch lands a little bit away in the yard the tank is buried in. There is now light and you can now see again John.

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Post by Kavonde » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:20 pm

Suddenly, memories come back to you, "John." The mission. The woman. The odd taste of that last martini...

You are not John. You are Bronn. James Bronn.

There are three things you need to know right now: who locked you in this septic tank, why they did it, and where you can get a stiff drink. First thing's first, though. Let's get out of this place. Climb out of that hatch. Stay low and keep an eye out for guards. Look for something flammable.
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Post by Traiden » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:14 am

Ahh John, living out spy fantasies again? The tank did not seem to have any lock on it, or anything heavy holding it down.

You climb out of the septic tank and sort of crouch a little as the item on your lap fall into the tank. Those item being a rubber chicken, two small rectangular yellow things, the Bic lighter, and what looks to be a stack of some domination of bills.

John, you are the epitome of stealth, your skill of crouching awkwardly in the middle of the yard is a great inspiration to all spies everywhere.
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Post by Kavonde » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:41 am

Of course. We are always a great inspiration for all spies everywhere.

James, tuck that lighter and the yellow things into your pockets. If you don't have any, put them in the waistband of your pants. If you don't have any pants, we have a third item on our list of Important Things to Find.

Keep the rubber chicken. We'll use it as a bludgeoning instrument if need be.

Anyway. We are in a yard. Presumably, this yard is attached in some way to a house. This must be our kidnappers' headquarters. We should look for a way in--preferably an open window or a back door. Use the rubber chicken to break the glass if need be.
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Post by Traiden » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:49 am

John picks up the packets of gum and puts them into the pockets of his pants. We are wearing pants, so things are looking up for you in that regard John.

The dead and patchy grass that is the yard is connected to the back of a house. The house looks quite run down, John, is it yours? Anyway you walk to the closed window and give it a pitful smack with the rubber chicken. The chicken emits a weak squeak as it bounces harmlessly off the glass.
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Post by Kavonde » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:58 am

Hmm. Reinforced glass. Despite this building's shabby exterior, it's clearly masking your nemeses' nefarious base of operations within.

We'll need to find something solid to break through this glass. A good-sized rock or a brick, perhaps. But first... let's try to see if we can just push it open. If we can, we can just climb through. If we can't, we'll proceed to Operation: Find Something Heavy and Chuck it Through the Window.
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Post by Traiden » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:04 am

Pushing hard on the window opens it up. The interior of the building is now within your grasp, John.

Wow what a pigsty, there is a cleared out portion of the living room whee chicken wire is formed into a ring. The couch, if one could called the tattered collection of fabric and wood that, is pushed against the wall the wrong way and the whole place smells of animals. Only a house this pathetic could belong to you John.

On that note you hear a phone ringing inside.
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Post by Kavonde » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:12 am

Obviously, this is my cunning cover identity. And why do we keep calling ourself "John?" We're Bronn. James Bronn.

Wait, maybe "John" is our cover name. Ah. Yes, we're clearly deep under cover. Uh-oh. I hope we wrote our last name down somewhere.

Anyway, the phone is ringing. We should answer that. But first, we need to find the kitchen so we can make a drink. Preferably a martini--shaken, not stirred--but I honestly can't remember the last time we had any alcohol at all. At this point, we would settle for box wine.
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Post by Traiden » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:20 am

Walking into the kitchen to find a drink, John. It is a little early for that. Well it is five o clock somewhere or at least that is how the song goes.

The kitchen is just as much of a mess as the living room, minus the arena of chicken wire. The fridge has ben left open and is giving of a stale and rotten smell. It is currently occupied with a live chicken who seems to be eating the last of what looks like pizza.

You know this Chicken, it is Edwardo the Great. Prize chicken of the lower middle bracket and current dough winner of the house. Great, John, you can't even seem to earn money on your own but have to be carried by poultry. The phone is still ringing.
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Post by Kavonde » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:31 am

Wow. Whatever this case is that we're working, it must be huge for us to adopt this as our cover identity. We're used to fast cars and tuxedos, traveling the world with beautiful women hanging off our arms and the latest in covert gadgetry. These people we're after must be incredibly dangerous.

Okay, "John," here's our plan. We're going to search the kitchen, top-to-bottom, for booze. Any kind of booze. We frankly don't care at this point. Once we have alcohol, we will answer the phone. It's probably our contact from the Agency. He'll need to know what we've been drugged and forgotten our mission objective.

Why did we name the chicken "Edwardo?" If we wanted to make him sound Spanish, it would have been "Eduardo." Perhaps he was assigned the name by the Agency. Wouldn't put it past them to make such an obvious mistake.

I wonder if the rubber chicken is his? I'll put it in the refrigerator next to him.
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Post by Traiden » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:44 am

You had been set on naming him Eduardo but that was taken, so you had to make due with the name Edwardo. You decide to give him the company of the rubber chicken, an act that Edwardo the Great takes offense to. It might have something to do with you trying to place the rubber chicken on top of him. Regardless the result is still the same, namely Edwardo kicks your hand, scratching it. You are not the best pet owner John.

The phone is ringing still, it must be important.
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Post by Daemian Lucifer » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:29 am

I am inside?Why am I inside?I should be outside,feeling the breeze.Inside is so noisy and dangerous,outside is serene.

Calculate the shortest path of egress and then exit to the beautiful outside.
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Post by Traiden » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:42 am

The shortest path would be though the backdoor connected to the living room, John.
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Post by Daemian Lucifer » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:45 am

Onwards then,to the beautiful outside!Jump out of the kitchen,then jump out the back door onto the grass outside.
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Post by Traiden » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:57 am

John skips from one room to the next, bunny hopping to the outside.

Never mind the ringing phone. You are going to ignore responsibility today again, John?
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Post by Daemian Lucifer » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:01 am

Pfff,who cares about such things.Now,lets see what is here.Are there any cars?Fences?Hedges?Trees?Bushes?Flowers?
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Post by Traiden » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:07 am

The back yard is in a sorry state, there is an open hatch where the septic tank you woke up in dominating the center of the yard with the surrounding wooden fence looking very rotten. They are the high privacy type fencing, you can't see much else aside from the roofs of the buildings of your neighbors houses.

From inside the building a beep is heard, heralding the end of the ringing. New sounds take its place.
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Post by Daemian Lucifer » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:12 am

Any way to the other side of the house other than through the house?I dont want to face that infernal ringing again.Not now that Im under the nice sky.
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Post by Traiden » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:26 am

There is a gate in the fence near the side of the house that seems like it would lead to the front yard.
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