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Author Topic: >The Smoking Room< The Second Storey  (Read 39673 times)
Fairley B. Strange
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« Reply #775 on: July 11, 2013, 01:15:12 am »

*holds up both hands in surrender*

Alright, here we go....

*is lifted off under the armpits and knees by four of the arms*

So, we just assume that they'll know which way is west?
At least it's comfortable.
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« Reply #776 on: July 17, 2013, 12:00:57 am »

*his shirt rips and he falls to the ground with a thud,stands and dusts himself off* Lucky that was not a far fall.
*looks up to see Fairley beeing gently lifted away,runs up to the others*

Do you think he will be safe up there?
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Siliconous Skumins
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« Reply #777 on: July 17, 2013, 02:56:48 am »

No idea.....he doesn't look too dignified either.

However...

*fingers in mouth and whistles loudly, attracting the attention of several flying arms*

....we had better follow him!

*turns to the group of robot arms assembled nearby*  You two - upside down, bend elbows and palms flat, and you two - either side, bend elbows and form a fist. And the last two - line up at the back and hold hands!  *the arms now resemble a chair*

Right!  Now then - no funny business!   *sits on arm-chair*  Now follow that man!

*turns to Philip* Are you coming? Last one there buys the drinks!
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MWBailey
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rtafStElmo
« Reply #778 on: July 17, 2013, 07:14:34 am »

*consults the compass adn points off to his left*

A bit more that way, I think. Yes... yes... There! Now keep on in this direction. I 'll check periodically, don't worry.

*takes out a spyglass and scans the grey sameness in the distance, spies a low range of hills dotted with what look like huge baobab trees*

Hmmm...
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Philip
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« Reply #779 on: July 17, 2013, 11:36:48 am »

* repeats what Siliconous did and said to the arms and tells them to follow the group* well, hope this ride gose better then the last one did.

*looks down at the arms*


hey, not so bumpy smooth out the ride guys.

come on Alexis and Octavius, you heard him ;"Last one there buys the drinks!"
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Alexis Voltaire
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« Reply #780 on: July 18, 2013, 01:41:30 am »

*Alexis has switched her forcefield device from a shield to a pair of blue wings, and is currently hammering on the circuitry box.*

Should never have trusted that two-bit watchmaker to fix this...

*At last the wings begin to flap slowly, then faster and faster, starting to drag Alexis off her feet and across the ground before she gets them oriented properly. They carry her high into the air with a few flaps, and she quickly starts to catch up with Siliconous and Philip. A few of the flying arms move in to form a V behind her.*
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« Reply #781 on: July 18, 2013, 02:20:18 am »

*reaches into pockets and pulls out a pair of goggles and a white silk scarf, quickly putting them on*

Ahh - that's better!  *scarf flutters behind in the breeze*

Hmmm, still something missing...  *digs through random pockets until at last finding the mini gramophone with brass horn*

Ah yes, that's the ticket!

*winds gramophone and places a tiny disk on the turntable, starts playing*

*Ride of the Valkyries blasts out at surprising volume level for such a small device...*
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Octavius von Gilgamesh
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« Reply #782 on: July 18, 2013, 03:04:00 am »

*watches in awe, and consternation as his fellow travellers take tot he air in various contraptions, and being following the hands, with nary a thought to their obvious nefariousness*

"Pretty sure I have seen this movie...ah well, if you can't beat them..."

*Depresses a button in the handle of his walking stick, and after a few moments the air is full of smoke, and the sound of whirring and clanking. Give the stick a shake, and the top opens to reveal a four bladed propeller that rises out of the stick. A set of foot pegs emerge from the bottom, and setting his top hat firmly on his head, Octavius steps on to the pegs, as Flight of the Bumblebees over takes the fading sound of Flight of the Valkyries.*

"And away weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee goooooooooooooooo........."
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« Reply #783 on: July 18, 2013, 04:00:42 am »

*watches Octavius von Gilgamesh climb onto his spinning propeller machine...*

*KZZZZZZZZZZZRRRRRRTTT!!*

 *....just as the blades shred his tophat...*


OI!! HAND NUMBER TWO - WATCH WHERE YOURE PUTTING THAT THUMB!
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Philip
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« Reply #784 on: July 18, 2013, 08:33:22 am »

*looks around as he tucks his face deeper in his shirt,he shouts over the rush of wind*


WHERE IS IT THAT WE ARE GOING ANYWAY?

 
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Fairley B. Strange
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« Reply #785 on: July 24, 2013, 11:42:43 am »

*shouts over the rushing air at altitude*

Are we still going West?

Does anybody see anything ahead..?

*struggles to get an arm back around to pull his goggles from his vest-pocket*

*gives up and tries to imagine that his goggles are already on his face. A fifth and sixth hands reach in and put them over his wind-teared eyes*

Thanks.
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Philip
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« Reply #786 on: July 24, 2013, 06:23:35 pm »

*imagines a compass in his hand, looks and sees that they are going south-southwest, but more west then south*

WE ARE A BIT SOUTH, BUT MOSTLY WEST.

*looks down at arms*

Little more left boys please. That is good .
*he now shouts*

WE ARE NOW DEAD WEST.

*imagines a face mask with goggles and a scarf. The pair appear in his hands and he puts them on.*

AND ALL I SEE IS A FUNNY LOOKING TREE AHEAD.
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Alexis Voltaire
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« Reply #787 on: July 25, 2013, 01:00:07 am »

*Alexis starts to overtake the others, and swoops in for a landing. She starts circling what appears to be an enormously wide baobab tree. There is an opening in the lower trunk, and letters nailed to one of the many trunks reads 'Beer'*



Humm... So which of you came up last then? *she yells over the wind, watching the others, and unfortunately taking her eye away from the ground at the wrong moment. She trips and fall flat on the ground, being dragged for several feet and tearing up a strip of turf before the wings get away from her. She gets up and starts chasing after them as they flap and buck wildly on the ground, finally getting a hold of them and shutting of the force field.*

Quick way to travel, but graceful they aren't. *She says, spitting out grass and brushing dust and dirt off her coat.*
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« Reply #788 on: July 25, 2013, 01:51:34 am »

*directs the arms to land next to the beer sign, which they do*

Ah! Thank you my friends, much appreciated...

*all six arms line up and open hands palm side up*

... ah!...  I see...  *retrieves wallet from pocket*  Call it a tenner?

*arms give the thumbs up, Siliconous hands over a £10 note to one of them*

*as the arm are leaving one makes the universally recognised gesture for 'pen and paper'. hands over pocketbook and pen, which the arm then uses to write a note*

*reads note...*  Oh! Really?...Well, thanks for the heads up!  *shake hands with the arm, and it then leaves*


So...Who's getting the drinks in?...
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Fairley B. Strange
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« Reply #789 on: July 25, 2013, 02:24:07 am »

*the four hands stand him on his feet semi-gracefully beside the 'beer' branch*

Thanks, you chaps. Now, if we can find a few glasses... here we go... do you chaps have a neck to go with those hands? Well, that's four beers for my handy friends and a round for the rest of these arrivals.

*the arms line up with their tankards beside the tap as Fairley starts to pour a cold pilsener*
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Philip
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« Reply #790 on: July 25, 2013, 06:40:54 am »

*seeing the others landing, he tells the arms to land next to the bar. One arm puts hand out.*
Oh my, I am sorry I have no cash on me. would you take a trade?
*the hand makes some signs to the other arms and they dump him in the uper limbs of the tree.*
Well a simple no would have done.
*the lead arm turns and makes a undignified gesture and flys off.*

Ah, could some one please help me down.*with a sheepish grin* I think I am stuck.
*shakes head* I know I am not ever going to live this one down., he says to himself
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MWBailey
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« Reply #791 on: August 03, 2013, 03:25:03 am »

Right, you fellows can drop me off here.

*PLUMMETT*

*sprouts brass-and-steel wings from his back and glides to the ground next to the bar entrance*

I didn't mean literally, but oh well...
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Fairley B. Strange
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« Reply #792 on: August 03, 2013, 12:15:51 pm »

*the four arms heft their tankards and fly off towards the... well, over in that direction behind the tree, maybe north-west*

Oh, so they have a 'neck' I suppose, just that it isn't hereabouts.
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MWBailey
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« Reply #793 on: August 04, 2013, 02:23:29 am »

That many arms, of that size... I shudder to think just how big that neck is.

*inhales sharply, and the wings retreat into his back, leaving a rather ragged pair of slits in his shirt and coat*

DAMN! Gonna have to buy a new coat and shirts. \It's a cast-iron birch, finding 'em with four sleeves in the right places these days, or I'd a' been wearing such in the first place.
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Philip
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« Reply #794 on: August 05, 2013, 06:09:26 am »

*struggles a bit and gives up.* Um guys, I now know I am stuck. Can I get some help down please?

*turns red in face and tries once again to free himself from the tree*
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« Reply #795 on: August 05, 2013, 06:38:54 am »

*dodo is dropped off by the bar. literally, only narrowly missing a large padded chair, and landing on the ground instead.*

*dodo mumbles some foul language*

Ah, there you are...  Here, you better read this... *hands over note from the flying arm*

*dodo mumbles more foul language*

Quite!...

*dodo looks at Siliconous, then says "You realize what this means..."

You know full well that I do! It means they know we are here.

*dodo "How do we fight them this time?" *

We'll cross that bridge when we come to it... For now, we try to avoid them, but be on guard. Remember, they think like us!

*dodo pulls out a particle projection pistol, accidentally firing into the treetop and vapourising several large sections of branches, which promptly begin to fall - along with Philip who is still tangled in them*


CAREFULL with that thing!
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Fairley B. Strange
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« Reply #796 on: August 05, 2013, 12:36:59 pm »

*ducks behind the bar, protectively hugging his beer*

Bloody Hell! Who gave that crazy Scrotum-bird a flippin' hand-cannon?

*reaches out with his other hand and drags the stunned heap of Philip, who has just landed heavily amid the severed branches, behind the cover of the bar*

Better get behind here, mate, in case it shoots again. Here, get this down you.

*reaches another tankard from the bar above and passes it into the shaking hands*

Oi! Can you control that critter before it wrecks the taps?
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Philip
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« Reply #797 on: August 05, 2013, 06:35:43 pm »

*ducks behind bar and takes the drink and downs it all at once* Thanks mate. I do not think I will travle that way again.
*looks over his many scrapes and scratches* Who would have thought that thing could hold something like that, much less fire one?
*looks at the dodo with a cross look*
I do thank you for the .....um help but, Do something like that again, you and I will have words.
*stands and dusts himself off and asks the bar maid for a firstaid kit so as to patch himself up*
all I am asking is just next time try a diferent way please?
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« Reply #798 on: August 05, 2013, 11:05:14 pm »

*dodo replaces pistol in holster hidden under feathers, with a slightly guilty look*

That's better - now leave it there!


Now then, does anyone have an idea of where or what we do next?  I mean after we drain the bar of liquid refreshments, naturally...
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MWBailey
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rtafStElmo
« Reply #799 on: August 06, 2013, 06:58:40 am »

Sometimes a dodo with a raygun is better than nobody with rayguns. Speaking hypothetically, of course.
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