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Alright, let's get started. Discussion thread is here.

It is early Sunday morning, around 5 am, and you find yourself on a subway train. On the train are six people;

-An aging priest
-A young girl in goth garb
-A guy with a telescope
-A guy in a designer suit
-A bodybuilder
-A bum, clutching a bottle of booze, wrapped in a brown paper bag

Here's how it's going to work; I'll post an intro, like this one, then you guys write out what you want to do or say. Let's have fun!

Whenever you want to ask a question, propose a roll or something like that, do so in italics.

At this point, I'd like you all to quickly and simply introduce your characters, and tell me if there is anything you want to do.
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I take a seat at the end of the car. It's not really the crowd I use to hang out with.
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Susan finds an empty seat not near any of the others. She checks her make-up and then looks around, avoiding eye contact. If anyone looks at her, she looks away and pretends to read the ads on the subway.
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Fr. O'Reilly sits with his hands upon his lap, newspaper under his arm. He looks around at the people he is sharing the car with. It is nice and quiet.
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As Thomas sees the priest he nods towards him
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For the love of all that is holy, will someone just ask her about the book?
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Oh man, I'm tired. I yawn outrageously and shine my telescope with the hem of my t-shirt. It's my pride and joy: a birthday present from my father, with my name, Nick, engraved on the side. I nonchalantly brush a bit of mud off my jeans, and glance around the carriage, trying to avoid eye-contact with the bum.
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The train stops at Freeman station, but noone gets up to leave the train. On the platform is a young girl, about seven years old. She's just staring at the train. As you look closer, you notice that she has a translucent quality to her.
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Harold doesn't really notice the other people. Deep in thoughts about what happened before he got on. He's not sure what to do next. How can his live go from perfect to problematic in such a short time? What could he have done differently?

When the train stops at Freeman he leaves his thoughts and starts to look around. He notices the girl on the platform. There is something odd about her.

Is the girl staring at the train or anyone in particular? Anyone else on the platform?
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You notice that the eyes of girl and the bum meet and lock.

The bum starts mumbling frenetically, in a wierd language. Suddenly, he jumps up, shouting "No". He drops the bottle, which breaks when hitting the floor.

You all get a shivering feeling down your backs as the man continues mumbling. Please roll d100-25 for sanity.
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  • 14943. razumny
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The Padre's Sanity Roll 1d100-25 = (57) - 25 = 32
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san vs 45 1d100-25 = (14) - 25 = -11
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Sanity Roll 1d100-25 = (7) - 25 = -18
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Bouncer 1d100 = (1) = 1 -24?
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1d100 = (45) = 45 -25 = 20

Spot Hidden on the platform if I get a chance, then see if I can work out what the bum is whittering on about...

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vosarnath wrote:
Spot Hidden on the platform if I get a chance, then see if I can work out what the bum is whittering on about...
There's nothing of interest on the platform other than the girl. She has blond hair and blue eyes, and is dressed in clothes that look fairly clean, though the patterns went out of fashion some years back.

The bum keeps on muttering, a bit louder now;
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I won't let him get me, I can't let him get me, not me, anyone else but me.
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Father O'Reilly casts furtive glances at the other passengers before turning his full attention to the homeless man, listening. He's heard mutterings like this before. Way too often, a heart-wrenching symptom of mental illness. But, sometimes...
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I look at the bum in disgust. Another drunk and a waste for society. Why don't you get your live together. They shouldn't allow these people on the train. How did he pay for his ticket anyway? Probably stole a purse somewhere.
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Susan doesn't move or do anything, but watches the scene curiously.
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Poor chap is clearly in distress, but who wouldn't be if they seen a gh-gh-ghost? I'll go over to him and block the line of sight to the girl with my body, try to calm him (using Persuade skill if necessary) and sit him down. I'll give him a bit of food.

May I make an Occult roll to see if I can work out what's going on here?

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Thomas can't take this, does this bum really thing he just can act this stupid. Thomas gets up and heads over to the guy. 'Hey, what's you're problem?'
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vosarnath wrote:
Poor chap is clearly in distress, but who wouldn't be if they seen a gh-gh-ghost? I'll go over to him and block the line of sight to the girl with my body, try to calm him (using Persuade skill if necessary) and sit him down. I'll give him a bit of food.

May I make an Occult roll to see if I can work out what's going on here?

You determine that the language he is muttering in, when not speaking English, is the language of ancient Mesopotamia.


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Thomas can't take this, does this bum really thing he just can act this stupid. Thomas gets up and heads over to the guy. 'Hey, what's you're problem?'

Just as you say this, he gets up and stumbles through the train, brushing past each and every one of you on his way, actively touching those who are not close enough to brush past. He then staggers over to the emergency brake handle, and yanks it as he shouts some final words in a weird language at the top of his lungs. A shriek of brakes follow, then a bump and a sliding feeling, before you hear the sound of metal crushing and crumpling.
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Everything turns bright white.
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You all come to, still on the train, which is still moving. Everything is as before, except the bum is no longer there.
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Susan looks around, panicked. She starts looking for a way off the train.
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Father O'Reilly checks himself, then looks around.
He calls out,"Is everyone ok?" and approaches the person closest to him, to aid them.
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