scarlet_devil: ([Teen] Think you're tough?)
[personal profile] scarlet_devil
Who: Emilia and whoever else happens to be in the area.
What: Suddenly, ghost wolpertingers!
When: March 27, 2015
Where: Somewhere in Locke City.
Warnings: Fighting, violence toward ghost wolpers

Read more... )

sakuya_izayoi: (Nervous)
[personal profile] sakuya_izayoi
[It was just past noon in Germany when a call went out, the video revealing a young woman with black hair and uniform shifting uncomfortably in her seat. She looked to be in a break room of sorts. When she spoke she had a moderate French accent with a touch of German. It seemed English wasn't that strong.]

"Hello everyone... Um... My name is Celine Blanchefleur. I was advised to make this broadcast in English but I can speak French and German as well. I've been numbered for a short while now and I really don't know... anything. At all. Well much."

[She was extremely nervous, though not really distressed. Perhaps she just wasn't used to asking for help, or maybe it was simply the nature of the help she was requesting.] "I thought I might see if anyone can tell me anything. Or be willing to answer some of my questions. Honestly though I do not know what questions I'm supposed to ask. Or where to even start. This is all very new to me."


Feb. 27th, 2015 03:02 am
ghostly_heiress: (All the concern)
[personal profile] ghostly_heiress
I was wondering if anyone would let me stay somewhere else.

Robyn....forgot a few weeks ago. She still remembered me and I told her about being numbered, but she doesn't remember any of the Network stuff. She said it's still fine for me to stay with her, but...

But if something follows me home, I don't want it to be her home when she wouldn't be prepared for it.


Feb. 21st, 2015 03:02 am
prismaticdestruction: (Side Glance)
[personal profile] prismaticdestruction
[It's been quiet, as Dani had withdrawn from the network for a while, just due to things that kept coming up. So finally with her getting on means she's getting better...right?]

Hmm..I guess I should say I'm sorry for not trusting anyone but...I...

[Silence before she changes the subject again. She wasn't fully sure how to even bring this all up without getting more people upset with her.]

Umm..I don't think I've seen many of the copies on the network..even though I've just been watching and everything..or I can't tell.. What are we going to do about them or is it better to just sit back and wait?

[There's silence again as she attempts to think of more to say, other then a slight yawn before she shuts down her feed.]
scarlet_devil: ([Teen] Into her eyes)
[personal profile] scarlet_devil
[Emi appears on the network again in a video, with of course the usual bearing about her, but looking a bit concerned over recent entries on the Network this week. They had barely dealt with the trouble in Lapland and barely a week after they all get home, something else starts to kick off. She's seen the... other her's Network log, though. As soon as she can get a hold of the original, powered Numbered she can trust, she's going to tell them to get over to Germany and keep her doppelgänger safe.]

It appears there's copies of us running around now. Normally I would have thought this impossible, but there's nothing about us that isn't impossible, is there?

If nothing's done we will be getting more trouble from non-Numbered soon, given the way some of these copies, if they really are copies, are behaving. I don't have to tell everyone that they need to be stopped quickly, yes?
peacefulwinter: (That's reassuring.)
[personal profile] peacefulwinter
[closed: Lily | Las Vegas, a hospital on the Strip | 2/1, immediately after the rescue operation]
She didn't need to be a doctor to know she was in bad shape. )

[audio (open) | Las Vegas, Adamas family hotel room | 2/8, afternoon]
[It's been a week since that trip to the hospital; Winter isn't feeling quite up to snuff yet, but it's enough to be conscious and functional. April had gotten some good and proper medicine in her (and raised enough hell to make her actually take it, for once, between herself and Lily), and she feels... a little floaty, if quite a bit better than before. Still, she's trying her best to be upbeat, even if she knows she's probably not doing good things for Lily just by virtue of being stuck here in the first place. April's fussing over her when she got off shift didn't help matters, either. She's wondering what to do with herself today; she's spent a lot of time reading, talking to Lily, and assuring her mother that she wasn't doing this on purpose. Eventually, she recognizes that a week of radio silence probably isn't a good thing, and she picks up her phone, dialing her number but not clicking the video on. Her voice is softer than usual, a little scratchy, and she sounds a little spacey, but that's probably the painkillers talking.]

Hi, everyone... sorry I was gone so long. I got hurt in our little rescue attempt a week ago, and I've been recovering for the last few days. I just wanted to check in... I should know better than to just disappear for days at a time. [People worried. Of course, she wasn't going to say that on the network.] I've been kind of out of it, so this is the first time I've felt good enough to talk to people. Does... anyone have news on how everything ended in Lapland?

...I guess part of why I'm posting is because I'm a little disappointed, too. I'd hoped it would be a simple in and out thing, but I almost got killed. This keeps happening, where we end up getting hurt over little things, and we have to keep running around the world to solve all kinds of little problems... it just feels like we do so much, and nobody ever notices. Nobody ever compliments us on the things we do right, even as they slam us and laugh at us for the things we do wrong. We get hurt, and it's like we had it coming. It's... hard to feel good about all this, sometimes, when it feels like so much is against us. I just want to live my life in peace, with the person I love, but it's not that easy anymore. It's never that easy. And it's... kind of frustrating. I feel so wrung out...

Sorry. I don't mean to be so depressing. I just need a little time to recharge, and I'll be back, good as new. So I guess I just want to ask everyone not to worry about me. Give me a little bit longer, and I'll be ready for anything, just like always. And if anyone needs someone to talk to, I'm always here.

[She picks up her phone, thumbs the end call button, and doesn't quite get it the first time; setting it down on the bed, she lets her arm rest against her forehead, sighing heavily. There's a pause, before her voice changes slightly, and she starts to sing softly, clearly something she picked up on the radio.] A hero of war... is that what they see? Just medals and scars, so damned proud of me...

[The sound shifts as she picks her phone back up to check something, and she squeaks quietly before she cuts the feed properly.]

[open | Las Vegas, around the Strip | 2/9, evening and late night, into 2/10]
I'm the hottest ice queen you'll ever meet. Come chill with me~ )
scarlet_devil: ([Teen] What the...)
[personal profile] scarlet_devil
It's me, Emi.

Something really weird's going on, I don't know what's causing it. Something's changing the way we're acting? What if it affects me too? It can't be echoes, can it? It doesn't sound like echoes.

I don't know what to do.

[Those that know Emilia, the real Emilia, should know by now that she usually prefers to use video or voice to communicate with the network. And she certainly doesn't sound so unsure of herself either, or scared. At any rate, at this moment she is at the castle, trying to look as unnoticeable as possible in the upper courtyard.]
knights_king: (Default)
[personal profile] knights_king
Who: Arthur, OPEN [Via Network]
What: Testing something out--
Where: In the mountains surrounding Neuschwanstein
When: 2/5/15, Late Night
Warnings: Introspection and orbital lasers!

Two-Parter! )

[He entered the numbers into his phone's text message contacts--]
[Private - To Emilia]

srry emi gonna be out longer

[OPEN, Public]
sorry didnt mean to send another text

[Easily a lie--Arthur had something he wanted to ask about, but years of parenting and a mean brother told him that opening himself up in any way like that was a sign of weakness. As quickly as he decided he wanted to voice it, Arthur clammed right back up and decided to just put his shoulders up and deal with it.]
icy_heavens: (Captain of the Tenth)
[personal profile] icy_heavens
[What's up, Numbered? Have a little news from Lapland. As those who are investigating the child disappearances should be aware of, Toushirou and Dani wound up going missing. Well, here they are. Safe and sound . . . okay well. They're not hurt, anyway. And they have some information.]

Okay, first of all, we're fine; we got caught on purpose to find the kids.

[Toushirou, predictably, doesn't sound very apologetic. But when Dani speaks up? Yeah she kind of does.]

We also knew no one would let us but...

It was the quickest way to find them and it's done. We don't need any grief over it.

Yeah. We found the kids and other things. The kids say that this place is Mt Korvatunturi. Look it up or ask the other people.

There's also a giant block of ice they're trying really hard to melt, but I can take care of that. We can hold things until you get here.

[Dani nods firmly.] Don't worry, we have this covered! Don't worry about it too much until you get here.

[Aren't the children reassuring, folks?]
scarlet_devil: ([Teen] Huh?)
[personal profile] scarlet_devil
By now, travelling through the teleporter to the Neuschwanstein area had become regular for Emilia, the attitude of the people here being a major factor in her visiting the area.

It wasn't long, though, before she encountered one of the wolpertinger, this one being some kind of cross between a bat and a swan, essentially a bat with swan wings and fur that reminds her of that of a wolf. So far, though, it was being docile towards her since the first time she saw it and was simply following her around.

She even got an echo out of that first encounter, though... Vampire hearing, apparently.

"A lot friendlier than Vermedi, I must say..." Contacting the network through her phone, a video feed was quickly set up by the vampire. The first thing anyone will see is Emilia's face, before the screen is turned to show the wolpertinger that's just decided to land on her shoulder. "This is a wolpertinger, according to the locals... I think it's safe to say these are actually pretty harmless... I admit I'm curious as to why that is, since the creatures in Locke and Vegas... aren't."
theearth: (Default)
[personal profile] theearth
Attention! By popular vote the Big Finale has been postponed!

Who: Everyone!
What: As announced, the NSCG+friends have been called to Lapland! There, they travel North, hunt down some kidnappers and finally discover...
When: 13th-19th 24th of January after Toushiro and Dani's post.
Where: Lapland
Warnings: Abduction of children, scary Santa Clauses, violence, one instance of (not graphically described) brutally murdered reindeer

On the twentieth day after Christmas, my love sent me mixed signals )
knights_king: (091)
[personal profile] knights_king
[Written in his cell phone, Arthur broke his period of silence as innocently as one ever could. He was seated on a big cushy chair in front of his cell, which was leaned on a table in front of him.]

I'm between job applications and my hand's crampin' up as a result. Anyone want to hang out, tonight? I managed to pass for 21 at the package store last night, so, y'know--

[He stared dumbly at the screen, realizing he said this aloud and where folks could seriously hear him and remember.]

We got a bunch of stuff. Er, y'know... Dependin' on what anybody'd like to play, right? Emi's house is mostly empty so it wouldn't be a big deal if we were a little loud, y'know?

(OOC: This is a prompt prep for an IC gamenight! Details will be provided if your muse is interested!)

prismaticdestruction: (Default)
[personal profile] prismaticdestruction
[There is a very excited looking Dani appearing on the network, wearing a Santa hat.]

I hope everyone is having a good Holiday! Maybe get something you didn't expect! I know I did and maybe it means things are going to be good and nice for everyone coming up.

Until we know, There is a lot of hope for it right?

Action at the Stacojiu house )
detectivetroll: (stabbity stabbity)
[personal profile] detectivetroll
Who: Everyone joining the mafia attack
What: Attack on the mafia meeting
When: Monday night, December 8th
Where: mafia building

An hour before the meeting, everyone who wants to make a stand against the mafia - violent and potentially ill advised though it might be - gathers in a nearby location to make final plans. Nick’s original idea of Xander moving a small number of people through shadows into the meeting to take out Albero is still technically in effect, but only for those who are planning on gunning straight for the mafia boss himself. Or those who want to help take him out specifically, even if not to deliver the final blow themselves.

Thorir’s provided weapons from his shop, for any network members who know how to use them. L’d agreed to handle the coordination of getting everyone in the building to take out as many of the mafia members as they could, and to hopefully confine the chaos inside.

Because once they’re in and fighting, it’s… probably going to be at least a little chaos.

But hopefully, by the end of the night, it’ll at least be done.

[OOC: Linking one more time to the plotting post in case anyone needs it as the log goes on! I’ll post up a thread for those gunning for Albero so the mods can NPC him as needed, otherwise feel free to start your own threads to battle mafia goons!]
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[personal profile] gobybessie
[ It's a rather posh set up, like this was some professional solemn news broadcast or something. Though, to be fair, John does think it's very important. He's seated at his desk, arms folded in front of him, and a furrow to his brow. ]

There is a matter I wish to discuss with you.

People have been losing their jobs, been suspended from schools, and hunted down simply for being numbered. It's more than enough that in any other case you could bring it to court but, likely, the law is not entirely sure what to make of us. In the fine print, I suppose we aren't exactly covered.

[ But if you ask him, that's honestly absurd, and that's clear in his tone.

He takes a break to grab a cup of tea and take a sip. There's a shift in his eyes, into something exhausted. He's tired. There's a lot going on and he's not entirely sure what to do. ]

We tend to take the law into our own hands, but I think perhaps it's worth actually trying to work with it. If anyone else would like to try, I would be glad to have some help.

Any inputs or thoughts are welcome. I'd love to hear them.

[ And he cuts the feed. ]
dead_black_eyes: "Try Again" (I'm not a stone I'm just a man)
[personal profile] dead_black_eyes
[The man appearing onscreen this morning is haggard, somber, and distracted. Clearly, he's been awake all night, something he's been doing far too often lately, sitting curled in the middle of what appears to be a cleaned up but ancient school gymnasium's basketball court with his chin on his knees. A few feet away is a blue tarp hiding something sizable and lumpy.]

I know Albero's people are striking Espresso Yourself, early on the morning of Sunday, November 23, at 3:15 AM. They will be there to raze the building to the ground and they do not intend to take prisoners.

[He bites his lip, glancing away from the camera. The calmness he's affected since Anthony's death slips for a second, revealing something like fear. He swallows.]

I've been waiting for a pulse. I was hoping that maybe my other's experience and knowledge could help me, in this regard, but up to this point... it's been all quiet on that front.

[He rises slowly, moving towards the tarp and drawing it away from what it conceals. There are many pounds of dynamite stacked in the middle of his gym, along with several ominous looking canisters.]

I have dynamite and nitroglycerin. I think...

[He takes a deep, shuddering breath.]

I know we can kill a lot of them. Part of me really wants to, and I can't be the only one. But I know... I know that's not what we're fighting for, a criminal record of our own and another reason to be driven out of this city. So...

[He sits again, hard, on the floor, eyes and posture conveying a distinctly dazed quality.]

I think maybe it would be better to use this information to get the FBI on this and catch them in the act, with no blood shed. I'm prepared for both of these scenarios, but honestly... I don't know what's right. I'm so tired. I trust all of you, so... please help me make the right decision.

EDIT: I've been informed that Nick knows about another upcoming opportunity, a chance to hit the Mafia where it hurts. There's to be a meeting of higher-ups in the near future; further details are forthcoming.
goldenflames: (Unexpressive)
[personal profile] goldenflames
Hey, what's up?

[The is clearly Yelena's but it's obviously sounding a bit more subdued than usual. It's in audio only, and isn't all that long.]

Okay, with people back here in Locke being out for our blood and all, I figure that maybe some of you could stand to learn how to fight, since I'm pretty good at MMA. Y'know, assuming you haven't gotten back fighting skills already.

I got a place in Locke big enough. Plus, I'm not a known Numbered, so... Any takers?


Nov. 11th, 2014 12:42 am
prismaticdestruction: (Side Glance)
[personal profile] prismaticdestruction
[It's been a while since this voice has been heard. Dani sounds nervous and worried..but is trying to hide it..badly.]

Um...I guess I found out what those eyes are for. I don't think I like them at all now.

It's really bad...Honest! And so are those bad people we ran into. We didn't do anything wrong and they...They..

[She trails off and is silent.] careful because people are not being nice anymore...
scarlet_devil: ([Teen] Grr...)
[personal profile] scarlet_devil
Who: Emilia, Dani, two Blood Key imposters and OPEN
When: From October 31 through November 4
Where: The rich district, the area around Robyn's apartment and maybe the streets near Espresso Yourself. All areas both Remi and Dani have been seen in.
What: There's been a few reports of two winged girls, one with some lights on her wings, attacking civilians in these areas.
Warnings: Violence, bad stuff.

It all started on Halloween night... )
scarlet_devil: ([Teen] Silent)
[personal profile] scarlet_devil
[Today, the vampire looks both upset and angry, both at the situation in Locke and at her parents. She's fresh out of an argument with them after being told the news. They are planning on moving away from Locke City... Emi has no choice but to go with them.]

...My family's moving out of Locke, including Dani. [She doesn't have to mention she'll have to go with them too, right?]

We made a home for ourselves here! I made a home for myself. And now, to have to leave...

I'll still be Numbered, at least. We're heading to Las Vegas.
theearth: (Default)
[personal profile] theearth
Who: EVERYONE! including Mrs Kaufmann and Rose Bonbright
When: October 11th, starting 6 p.m.
Where: The museum that is attached to the town-hall of Füssen, specifically the Kaisersaal.
What: Mingle and happy welcome!

Through the usual channels, the mayor of Füssen has invited any and all numbered - no matter if they are only visiting for the evening/weekend and actually reside in Locke or Vegas or if they are staying for longer - to attend a little reception at the Kaisersaal in the town museum which is attached to the townhall.

Aka this snazzy room just with the chairs grouped around tables and no stage, though four musicians play quartets on a low podium at the side of the room. It's a very distinguished affair don't screw it up, you can do it, numbered! No, we don't know who believes that, either.

Mingle and eat and have fun!

And a note: Drinks are free! But the youngsters will get carded, and alcohol like beer will only be served to 16+ people, while spirits and other higher percentage booze will only be served to 18+ people.
onecream_fivesugar: (Cheerios!)
[personal profile] onecream_fivesugar
[When the feed starts. The camera is focused on the ceiling. A second later Robyn pokes her head into the frame, her eyes wide with excitement. Oddly enough she looks a touch different compared to normal, her black hair now seems have some red highlights to it.]

Guys! This is so cool, you'll never guess what my dad echoed back last night!

[She'll adjust the webcam so there's a view of her living room floor where a behemoth of a dog is lazing around.]

Come on boy! Come say hi to everyone!

[The dog wont get up, he'll open his mouse and give the camera a doggy grin.]

Okay, never mind. Just stay there.

[She'll move over toward the dog and scratch behind his ears. He'll wag his tail which will thump against the floor with surprising force.]

So his name is Mouse and he belonged to my dads past self or whatever. Isn't he just the coolest?
ghostly_heiress: (Well if you squint a bit)
[personal profile] ghostly_heiress
Who: Kid group!
What: Super powered kids doing super powered kid things. Then drama.
When: October 5th, during the day.
Where: Some camping grounds near the edge of Locke.
Warnings: Body horror maybe? Idk, these kids have horrifying powers and someone is probably gonna change her face.

There were many reasons to have another meeting. For one, they'd lost two members which was, frankly, depressing. There was also the fact Danielle had a place for them to meet, a small fishing cabin in the camp site, relatively isolated from other camping spots, plus some supplies to go through. There were costume options, and handy supplies for utility belts.

More than that, though, they needed to know what everyone could do. If they were to be a team, then they needed to know what their options were. What power combos they could do. That sort of thing.

Plus, they were friends, right? Friends hung out.
no_love_potions: (Thoughtful(Default))
[personal profile] no_love_potions
[The video feed comes up on Harry's office in his home. He's spent some time since discovering what the Number in his head is for looking over this network thing and it's probably about time to let the other people know.]

Okay, now the whole "Number" thing makes sense.

[He takes a breath, scrubbing a hand over the day or so of stubble growth on his face.]

Well, I did want to be in the loop but this wasn't exactly what I had in mind. Some of you already know me, but for everyone who doesn't, my name's Harry Lyre.

[Another breath.]

I'll just drop this bomb now, I'm with the press and I've been following this whole situation since March and I'm not a fan of the rep you guys have been getting lately. So... if anybody wants to get their story out, consider this an offer to help you do just that. Anonymous or otherwise.

So, now that that's out of the way. [He claps his hands together, leaning forward slightly.]

Who's Danny?

Later On, Private to Melissa's Number Courtesy of Robyn

You and I are going to need to have a talk soon.


Sep. 26th, 2014 02:22 am
prismaticdestruction: (Distant)
[personal profile] prismaticdestruction
[There is a song playing in the background but all that can be seen is a row of rainbow colored lights. Someone has been doing some thinking and been listening to music. After a bit a voice starts singing along, chaning some of the lyrics to fit what she felt was happening.]

Not a IC cut- )
ghostly_heiress: (Sounds great!)
[personal profile] ghostly_heiress
Who: Robyn, Danielle, PEOPLE
What: Robyn is rescued and in need of cheering up, so there's gonna be a bit party for her.
When: Backdated to September 13
Where: The home of company heiress Danielle Masters. So a huge mansion befitting the obscenely wealthy in a on the rich side of town.
Warnings: Shenanigans, cat videos, giant sized life jackets made of pool noodles? And whole aftermath of kidnappings maybe.

[Filtered to Personal Friends of Robyn, Danielle, and those who expressed concern on the Network during the kidnapping plot]

You are cordially invited to a party this Saturday at [address goes here.] Simply tell the guard at the gate for that address that you are here for the party for Robyn in the effort to cheer her up after her ordeal.

There will be food, music, cat videos, a pool, and if you believe Robyn will want you stay the night and are under the age of eighteen, a sleepover.

The staff are aware Seedlings may be in attendance. They do not, however, know this is a Seedling gathering, that I am one, or what Robyn needs cheering up for, just that the party is for her. Please do not inform them.

Sincerely, Danielle.

Party stuff under here )
goldenflames: (Sisters)
[personal profile] goldenflames
[Another day, another newbie, but this one is a lot more friendly than the last one. Yelena is new to the network, after an incident some weeks ago involving some goons and a cornered Numbered just happened to result in the revelation that she herself is Numbered. All she has to go on is some weird memory and some numbers she can recall perfectly.]

So... Ever get the feeling life's going to get a lot more interesting? [She's not sure if she can call it a 'good' interesting or a 'bad' interesting.]

Name's Yelena. Yelena Lyre. I hear my cousin's one of you guys, huh? [Those Mafia goons have made it personal when they went after Robyn. Sure, she doesn't see her much, but still, nobody pushes Robyn around if she can help it!]


Sep. 12th, 2014 08:29 pm
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[personal profile] knights_king
[Having written the numbers on the glass of an office building's window in Locke, Arthur coughed into one gauntlet-clad hand with a grave expression on his face. He was wearing his armor and over his shoulder, there was a sort of twisting bundle of air that bent in the shape of a sword handle. The hood of his armor was up to conceal his face from other people, but for the most part it was kind of a wasted gesture for anyone who would have looked for him in the reflection on the glass.

Fortunately, the little complex he was standing in had been completely vacant at that time.]

I'm really glad I booked that bus to get in at night-- I, um.

[His voice was notably a bit more formal than anyone might have recalled, taking on a remarkably British accent.]

So... Does anyone have a place I could stay at tonight?
onecream_fivesugar: (Oh look over there)
[personal profile] onecream_fivesugar
[It's been well over a week since Robyn last made an appearance on the network. She had needed some time to recover and sort herself out after the ordeal she had been through, she wasn't anywhere near one hundred percent but she was at least ready to make an attempt to show up in front of her friends again.

She was incredibly nervous about doing this, she knew there were a fair number of people that thought it would be best to wait for the mafia to release her... But that wasn't exactly how things had worked out. She knew there had been a lot of arguing over the situation. She had only seen a little of it during the short time she had access to the network, but it was enough to make her nervous of how people might be reacting to the fact that her rescuers had probably made the mafia really angry. She certainly couldn't bring herself to be mad at them, they had saved her plain and simple.]

[So the feed opens up with Robyn staring at the screen, chewing on her lower lip nervously. After a moment she'll raise her hand and wave nervously. She certainly looks to be a lot better than when she was being held by Albero, but there are dark bags under her eyes. It's pretty obvious she hasn't been sleeping well lately.]

Uhmm... Hey! Uh-Long time, no see?

I just wanted everyone to know I'm here and uhm-I'm fine.

So... You all don't have to worry anymore.

I-uh... Haven't really been checking here over the last little while and I kind of, sorta lost my cellphone during the-

[She frowns and decides against talking about what had happened and moves on.]

-The thing... But I just got a new one a couple days ago, so getting a hold of me shouldn't be a problem.

[She stares at the screen for a moment, completely unsure of what to say next. She feels like this may not have been the best idea.]

Well-I'm gonna go now. I just wanted to say well... Thank you and I-I'm sorry for everything that happened.
[She let's out a deep breath and shuts down the feed for now. She'll give herself a few minutes before she starts responding.]

[OOC: Hey! I know there are people that mentioned wanting to visit Robyn after the plot. If anyone still wants to do that feel free to start something here or let me know and I can get things going.]
scramasax: (8. Pre: ...What did I miss?)
[personal profile] scramasax
[Paper crumpling and a shaking video feed.

A voice scraping.]

There's a monster in the warehouse with Robyn.

[Pulled tighter upward, dry crack:]

-- Help, I can't find the people who -- ! I can't find the people who went to -- went to find Robyn, there's a Vermaxi in the warehouse - [Swallows, releases to impatient shake - ] -- There's a Vermaxi in the warehouse with Robyn, does anyo - any - anyone already - do they already know -- ?!

((OOC: This would be already after people were well on their way to either attempt to rescue Robyn or intercept the first group. Thread-jack and what have you as necessary!))


Sep. 2nd, 2014 09:26 pm
ghostly_heiress: (It's a questionable move)
[personal profile] ghostly_heiress
[There's this girl again, with her far too young, but steady voice.]

Robyn is my friend. When the message first started, I wanted to run to save her.

Until Albero made the promise.

I'm not saying fear him. I'm not saying we take his deal to leave town. All I care about is Robyn right now, the rest will come later.

The one who has the best chance of getting Robyn out of there unscathed is Cure Phantom and anyone with his power set. However, it's also known that the mob knows the powers that would do it and if they have even an inkling of belief he will be sneaky, they likely have a back up plan for it.

But this is the thing: Albero is a business man. He's not just some psychopath off the street, he runs an organization, an effective organization. That requires intelligence and the ability to manipulate.

Robyn is meant to manipulate us, but it's to manipulate us to his advantage. If we rush in and get her killed, that is a hit to our morale. A 'look, you tried OH so hard, and what do you get? A dead girl.' I know that won't break some, but it will break others, and that means the numbers who would go against him are down.

If no one rushes in, Robyn will not be hurt. If he hurts Robyn once we listen to him, then he's the only one at fault. Anyone who cares about Robyn, to anyone who cares about innocents, to anyone who just hates people doing what he does, will be against him, and with a personal vendetta. He loses if he breaks his promise. All he has to gain in killing Robyn is one dead Numbered who doesn't even have the truly terrifying powers.

If Robyn is let go, then there is a chance people will believe him. People will leave without thinking this is some trap to weed us out, that they'll be safe if they're gone. He wants this because if even some take this deal, that still means numbers are down, and he's winning. There is also the possibility he could find out unknown Numbered because they'll sure to tend to her, so be careful when you do go visit Robyn.

In the game of manipulation, you need the other side to be confident to trust you to act a certain way. Which means keeping your word until you can pull off a decisive win. He can't right now, so he is telling the truth.

The best chance Robyn has to get out relatively okay is to wait. Not because of fear, but because it's what's best for HER, and because it puts us in the best position to deal with him AFTER she's safe.
onecream_fivesugar: (THIS IS THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT I WANT!)
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[Robyn had just wanted to go spend some time with her aunt, they were going to get ice cream and have a grand old time. The last thing she expected or wanted to have was a group of mafia goons suddenly swarm her on the street and pull her into a black van that had just swerved up to the curb. The thugs had come, swept Robyn up and had disappeared just as fast as they come. She tried her best to fend them off but well... She was a sixteen year old girl with the power to summon rose petals randomly and run kind of fast. She wasn't prepared or capable or defending herself from something like this.

Over twenty four hours had passed since that happened. Of course, Robyn had no idea what time it was, she had completely lost track of time a few hours in. She hadn't even heard much from the thugs after they brought to god knows where. When they arrived they had sat her down in a chair, tied, gagged and blindfolded her only to back off and leave her without another or word or an explanation as to why they were doing this. She could hear them speaking in hushed tones, but none of them would answer her muffled cries.

So she did the only things she could: she squirmed and tried to break free to no avail, she screamed, she cried, she slept a little but not much. She was too terrified to do that for very long.

Eventually Someone did approach her. Told her that they'd let her go if she helped them deliver a message. ...Robyn agreed. They untied her hands, removed the gag and blindfold and shortly after they gave her a laptop. It didn't take her long after that to connect to the network.

[ As soon as he's sure that Robyn seems to have connected to the mystery numbers network, a man steps forward. Anyone who has ever Googled him should recognise him, since he's pretty distinctive-looking, but he's going to introduce himself for the benefit of people who haven't. What a lovely man. ]

Well, hello. Assuming my friend here is telling the truth and you can all see me - and she better be -

[ He places a hand on Robyn's head. It's an unmistakably threatening gesture. Robyn flinches at the touch, but she's not in a position to stop him. ]

- then I assume you all know who I am. Albero. Mr. Albero. And I have a proposal for your, ah... collective.

[ He grins, lowering his shades just enough to peer over the top of them. ]

Get out of my city. You're in the way. Pack your freak bags and get the hell out. You do that, and I won't come after you. The unpleasantness will stop. You stay here? Me and the family keep having our fun. And believe me, my unsavoury friends, we have been having a lot of fun with this. You're great entertainment! Bravo. But all good things must come to an end, huh?

[ He ruffles Robyn's hair, still grinning in an incredibly unpleasant manner. Fresh tears well up in her eyes. ]

To prove I can keep my promises, I'll be letting my new friend here go home by the end of the day. As long as nobody tries anything stupid, anyhow. Sounds good, right, princess?

[Robyn whimpers and looks away, her eyes fixed on the ground as tears stream down her cheeks.]

[ He crouches so that he's at Robyn's level, still smiling into the camera as he takes is hand from her head and instead grips her shoulder. Rather too hard, unfortunately - hopefully she doesn't bruise easily. ]

[Robyn bit her lip and shook her head frantically. She tried to stop herself from making a sound, but despite her efforts she let out a pained groan.]

I suggest you all consider my offer. [And to Robyn:] End it.

[Robyn's arms shook and she slowly raised trembling hands to the laptop again, her fingers fumbled on the keyboard but she didn't actually shut down her connection to the network. Albero stepped away from the computer to speak to a few of the men that had been holding Robyn over the last day, leaving her alone with the network open for now. Does anyone want to say hi?]

[OOC: Used red for Robyn bits!]
ghostly_heiress: (Tch)
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I'm sorry if no one could contact me for the last two weeks.

And I have a question for the Network.

How common is it for people to temporarily lose all their echoes?

[For anyone who knows her in real life and might have paid attention, she was in the hospital for a good chunk of that time. Nothing like relapsing illnesses.]
prismaticdestruction: (Hurt)
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Action- Backdated to the 15th. Closed to Robyn and/or Emi )


[Only audio for now because the little vampire knew she was in trouble and didn't look well at all. It's obvious in her voice too.]

I'm sorry for the trouble...Someone found me. I am back where people know where I am..and away from my sister.

[There is a pause here, as she's debating on saying more..but settles for one last thing before she shuts off the feed.]

Thank you.
prismaticdestruction: (I just dunno...)
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Um...I'm kinda getting creeped out. There are a lot of things in objects around the house I can suddenly see.

It's just really kinda weird...It's not that important though! I can figure it out if it's nothing you do not know. But..I need to get out of the house for a bit...


[It's maybe about 20 minutes later Dani is out on the bus, sending a text to her Cousin to let her know she was coming over. She had been arguing with her Father and sister about a lot of things. She would not have been surprised if he had not called her before she could send the text...But she could not stay there. Not right now....]
ghostly_heiress: (It's not easy to explain)
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[Well, the first time this number is doing a post that isn't written. People might realize the voice sounds YOUNG, though it's rather calm, composed.]

I need to speak with anyone who works at Locke City University Hospital. Anyone with influence or pull would be preferable.

Yes, I know about the LSR clinic, this is a secrecy issue, not a medical one.


Jul. 5th, 2014 07:34 pm
darkhourdear: (Pharos [The end is coming])
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[Shockingly, Phillip actually looks a little stressed today.]

Um...! Can anybody help me come up with a lie? [Oh. That's why. For those that know Phillip, he's one of the worst liars ever. Ironic, since he's a pretty good actor.]

I'm trying to not let my parents know I'm Numbered, but I kind of echoed back speaking Japanese and for the first couple of days I accidentally spoke some in front of them, but I said Hajime taught me some words, but apparently I had an entire conversation with a lady in Japanese in front of them and didn't notice and now I kind of have to explain it. I said I was kind of just saying the words I knew and that she was really nice about it but I'm not sure they believe me.
scarlet_devil: ([Teen] Not happy)
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Who: Emilia Stacojiu, Danièle Delacroix and YOU
What: Emi makes a failed attempt at bringing Dani home.
Where: The Dead District, then the Thundercorp compound
When: June 23 (Before the Kids' Raid)

Busted! )