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Author Topic: Yule Party in the Hindenburg II-we have absinthe-*RP*  (Read 7588 times)
Prof. Brockworth
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« Reply #50 on: December 28, 2007, 09:24:03 pm »

*starts to run a book among the crew*
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elShoggotho
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« Reply #51 on: December 28, 2007, 11:05:22 pm »

*watches the clockwork gorilla's path and decides not to push his luck*

*skillfully removes the gorilla's breast plate and fires his ray gun in there, which causes the contraption to come to a grinding halt*

I told you to deactivate it in time. I'll gladly help to rebuild it, but better make them distinguish between a crate and a person next time.

*brushes off his coat*
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Sir Nikolas Vendigroth
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« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2007, 03:24:24 pm »

Glad i didn't bet on THAT one....
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« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2008, 09:43:58 pm »

*a curious shrieking, grinding noise sounds from the air outside of the docked ship*

*From the sky comes a largish barrel-shaped contraption flanked by several sets of what appear to be largish turbines and several sets of bluish gossamer-fine membranes (wings?).  A set of landing gear unfolds from the bottom of the device with the grace of a dancer, and the airship settles upon the landing pad.  The grinding noise swiftly drops in pitch to a throaty growl that echoes into silence as the turbines spin down and the membranes collapse in upon themselves.*

*Hatch un-dogs and a dishevelled countenance appears.*

I say.. might there be room for myself and my craft aboard your fine ship?  I heard that there would be a Yule celebration...

(Why yes, I rather do enjoy necroposting.  Why do you ask?)
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elShoggotho
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« Reply #54 on: January 09, 2008, 10:20:21 pm »

I was somewhat sleepy, waiting all that days... *prrrrr* What a magnificent contraption! Seems somewhat unsafe, heavier than air and all, but quite ingenious, indeed.
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Sir Nikolas Vendigroth
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« Reply #55 on: January 09, 2008, 10:45:14 pm »

*almost runs over to inspect the craft, but trips, and falls into the wing....and bounces off, the wing is unharmed!*
I say....That answers that question, then!
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Mercury Wells
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« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2008, 12:58:45 am »

Are we there yet?
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« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2008, 03:35:14 am »

Still loading the ship, I'm afraid. There was a severe time-loop.
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« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2008, 05:39:09 am »

I was somewhat sleepy, waiting all that days... *prrrrr* What a magnificent contraption! Seems somewhat unsafe, heavier than air and all, but quite ingenious, indeed.
*pause*

*pushes a pair of brown bakelite and beaten brass goggles up onto his forehead, revealing a pair of pale velvet eyes*

El Shoggotho old son!  There you are!  I was wondering where you have been - we stopped by the gentleman's club earlier today to look for you, but Martin (good chap that he is) told me that you had gone walkabout!

*pushes himself out of the hatch and swings a leg over the side.  one pantleg rides up for a moment, revealing a jungle boot and a glimpse of a reinforcing brace.*

*lowers himself to the ground in a flutter of battered tweed, leather, and new(-ish) silk*
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« Reply #59 on: January 10, 2008, 05:40:34 am »

*almost runs over to inspect the craft, but trips, and falls into the wing....and bounces off, the wing is unharmed!*
I say....That answers that question, then!
*the craft makes a strange churring sound*
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« Reply #60 on: January 10, 2008, 05:41:39 am »

Are we there yet?
We have yet to take off, Mr. Wells.

*looks around*

Would there be some way of loading my craft into the cargo bay, perchance?  I seem to have misplaced the landing permit for my aethyrjammer.
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elShoggotho
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« Reply #61 on: January 10, 2008, 05:43:21 am »

We could ask Mme. Kirix if she would lend us her remaining clockwork gorillas. Now, where is my engineer when I need her...?
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« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2008, 05:03:23 pm »

We could ask Mme. Kirix if she would lend us her remaining clockwork gorillas. Now, where is my engineer when I need her...?
Clockwork gorillas?

*ponders for a moment*

Two or three would suffice to move the aethyrjammr, I should think.
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« Reply #63 on: January 10, 2008, 05:13:30 pm »

We could ask Mme. Kirix if she would lend us her remaining clockwork gorillas. Now, where is my engineer when I need her...?
Clockwork gorillas?

*ponders for a moment*

Two or three would suffice to move the aethyrjammr, I should think.
Gorillas you say?
*hops off the shoulder of one of the aforementioned apes*
Take four to be on the safe side.*leans on Shoggoth in the absence of the gorilla*
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elShoggotho
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« Reply #64 on: January 10, 2008, 05:29:50 pm »

Ah, there you are. What wonderful contraptions! I wonder what we might do to that gorilla I sadly had to disable. Ah, so much ideas...
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« Reply #65 on: January 10, 2008, 08:01:52 pm »

Gorillas you say?
*hops off the shoulder of one of the aforementioned apes*
Take four to be on the safe side.*leans on Shoggoth in the absence of the gorilla*
*leans upon his walking stick as the clockworks advance upon his aethyrcraft*

Please do be careful with my ship.. the gravitic turbines are much more massive than they appear...

*the clockworks find grips along the lower edge of the fusilage, and with a whine of gears and drive belts lever the craft off of the ground a good decimetre or so*

*whine.. buzzclank.. whine.. buzzclank.. whine... buzzclank...*

*nods appreciatively*

Not bad.. not bad at all... your design, Kirix?

*pulls a shirt tail loose and mops dust and soot away from his eyes*
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Von Gast
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« Reply #66 on: January 10, 2008, 10:48:06 pm »

Is this party still on?
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Jemima Annabelle Clough
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When you're tired of tea, you're tired of life


« Reply #67 on: January 10, 2008, 10:50:01 pm »

I most certainly hope so! It looks like most of the guests are arriving, ahem, fashionably late...
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« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2008, 11:25:43 pm »

Is this party still on?
One would think so, Von Gast.  There are still guests arriving.
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elShoggotho
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« Reply #69 on: January 11, 2008, 12:26:00 am »

It's a rather peculiar property of time zone differences, temporal shifts and time-loops that lets the party go on until everyone is as exhausted as he or she wishes. The Milliways Engine mounted in the Hindenburg II makes it impossible to arrive at any other than the exactly right time for a good party.
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Jemima Annabelle Clough
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When you're tired of tea, you're tired of life


« Reply #70 on: January 11, 2008, 12:36:53 am »

A most excellent use for it, if I may say so. It's far too often employed to merely allow diners to see some flashy pyrotechnic show or somesuch.
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Von Gast
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Gentleman Racer and Explorer


« Reply #71 on: January 11, 2008, 01:25:58 am »

Excellent. Unfortunately I'll have to leave my craft behind. 220 metre long ships don't fit aboard most dirigibles.
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« Reply #72 on: January 11, 2008, 05:24:42 am »

It's a rather peculiar property of time zone differences, temporal shifts and time-loops that lets the party go on until everyone is as exhausted as he or she wishes. The Milliways Engine mounted in the Hindenburg II makes it impossible to arrive at any other than the exactly right time for a good party.
It did, however, make it exceedingly difficult to acquire a four-dimensional lock upon the craft.  Six or seven attempts were required to rendezvous with the Hindenburg-II.

*wipes more soot from his face*

..and a small electrical fire aboard the Aethyrjammer.  Between another timeship emitting Roentgen radiation all through the chronotemporal aspect of the aethyr and repeatedly having to recompute coordinates, the old girl burned out her primary navigation system.

*koff*

After the party, is there any chance that we could chronoport to the mid 1980's?  I need to acquire sturdier components than those available in 1902.

Oh, and did somebody happen to mention absinthe?
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« Reply #73 on: January 11, 2008, 05:28:34 am »

Excellent. Unfortunately I'll have to leave my craft behind. 220 metre long ships don't fit aboard most dirigibles.
Is there any chance that you could fashion a tow-line from the Hindenburg-II to your craft?
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elShoggotho
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« Reply #74 on: January 11, 2008, 05:50:27 am »

I simply KNEW that the engine would seriously screw around with temporal displacement devices. I wouldn't be surprised if we find a peculiar British police phone booth aboard as soon as we're underway.
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