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[Dogs in the Vineyard - IC/OOC] Down to Oxford Branch

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  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

  • kuhlmeyekuhlmeye Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    GIVE:
    Eleazar sees his fellow Dog back down. That means something to him. Time for him to back down too. He want's to say something, but the lack of support from Josiah makes him reconsider.

    "Well then Steward, let's head down there and see if we can't figure out this problem."
    Spoiler:

    PSN: the-K-flash
  • robp85robp85 Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    Skard, Shifter Warden
    Basic Attack +26 vs AC -- Damage 1d10+19 (+5 if enemy is prone) (+2 if Longtooth Shifting is active)
  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

  • robp85robp85 Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    Skard, Shifter Warden
    Basic Attack +26 vs AC -- Damage 1d10+19 (+5 if enemy is prone) (+2 if Longtooth Shifting is active)
  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    The matter settled, Bynum opens the door and steps out, and he expects the Dogs to be following along. Night is setting in a bit further, now, but there's enough light to see the pathway to the ranch. His hand on that gun the whole time, the Steward doesn't break a sweat as he briskly walks to the den of his nemesis.

    Up that dirt path, towards the Sharpless Ranch, he looks at the barn and glances over at Eleazar and asks, "Is that where you last saw him?"

    He doesn't even wait for an answer before he marches to the door and gets ready to enter.

  • robp85robp85 Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Josiah stays silent the entire way to the ranch. The Steward was on a mission. He had a right to be upset and Josiah knew there was no way to nudge him down a different route. Josiah's objective at this point is just to ensure everything goes as smoothly as it can.
    Spoiler:

    Skard, Shifter Warden
    Basic Attack +26 vs AC -- Damage 1d10+19 (+5 if enemy is prone) (+2 if Longtooth Shifting is active)
  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

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  • kuhlmeyekuhlmeye Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Eleazar opens his mouth to respond, but it appears as though the Steward wont need it. Watching as the man prepares to open the door, Eleazar can't help but feel that this will only lead to a bad situation.
    Spoiler:

    PSN: the-K-flash
  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Aidan steps out of the house just in time to see the armed Steward and the Dogs approach the ranch. "Shit," he says under his breath.

    "Brothers," he says as he approaches the trio, "what brings you out here, at this hour?"

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  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    "Dealing with business that should have been settled a long, long time ago," comes the Steward's reply.

    Then with a grunt, he heaves open the door of the barn and looks in. There's a lantern shining inside there, now, and the scene inside is fully illuminated for all to see. John Bad Teeth and Sister Carmel aren't in the hay, anymore, they're just standing in the orange light and holding each other. It'd be quite a pretty scene if it wasn't for the middle-aged man in the doorway. The man who just pulled out his revolver and was pointing it straight at John Bad Teeth.

    "Alright," he says calmly, stepping forward, "You've gone and done it now, Bad Teeth."

    The gun is levelled right at John Bad Teeth's head, and the Steward walks into the barn, then motions with his free hand to the Dogs behind him.

    "We're here to run you out of town," he continues, "And I'd suggest you come along without a fuss."

    John and Carmel aren't holding each other, anymore - John's standing tall, staring right at the gun that's glinting in the pale light, while Carmel has stepped away in shock. She turns her head to the door and sees Eleazar, and her mouth drops slightly as she stares at the Dog.

    Her eyes say everything she can't - disbelief and shock at him bringing the Steward here, after their previous conversation.

  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Standing behind the Steward, Aidan crosses his arms in front of his chest. "Speak for yourself, Steward," he says firmly.
    Spoiler:

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  • robp85robp85 Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Josiah shoots a quick glance towards Aidan after his comment. Strange as it sounded, he actually agreed with the Steward. John Bad Teeth had to go.
    Spoiler:

    Skard, Shifter Warden
    Basic Attack +26 vs AC -- Damage 1d10+19 (+5 if enemy is prone) (+2 if Longtooth Shifting is active)
  • kuhlmeyekuhlmeye Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    Oh no. Eleazar can barely look at Carmel. He pulls his hat a little further down over his eyes. Reaching his hand out to Bynum, keeping away from eye contact with Carmel the entire time.

    "Now Steward, we agreed that we weren't gonna do anything hasty. I don't think we need to resort to guns in this situation. It's only gonna cause a whole heap of trouble if you do."

    PSN: the-K-flash
  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    The Steward keeps his gun up for a second, pointing it straight at John's chest. His eyes are unflinching and ice cold. But when Eleazar speaks his piece, he silently puts that big ol' revolver of his back into its holster and steps forward to grab John's shoulder with one leathery hand.

    "Alright, no guns," he says, "But we're running him out of town."

    Sister Carmel steps up to him and starts to bluster out an interruption with, "Bynum, you take your-"

    "Shut your goddamn mouth, Carmel," the Steward shouts, cutting her off, "We'll deal with your mess later. Right now, me and the Dogs here are going to take John Bad Teeth to the town limits and kick him off."

    Sister Carmel slinks back a step, but her fury is plain to see.

    Bynum pushes John forward, towards the barn door, and his intentions are clear - unless anyone stops him, he's going to go through with his plan and get rid of John Bad Teeth's stain on this community for all time.
    Spoiler:

  • robp85robp85 Registered User
    edited October 2009
    In his mind, the sinner is obvious in this situation so Josiah acts. He walks to the door in the same manner he did at the Steward's house not more than an hour ago. This time, though, he simply opens the door easing the Steward's exit of the barn. John Bad Teeth has to go.
    Spoiler:

    Skard, Shifter Warden
    Basic Attack +26 vs AC -- Damage 1d10+19 (+5 if enemy is prone) (+2 if Longtooth Shifting is active)
  • kuhlmeyekuhlmeye Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    Dice: 6,6,6,3,1,1,1

    RAISE:
    Eleazar knows he can't just stand by while this happens. He has to do something, especially after his earlier talk with Carmel. He knows he can take steps to stop this, and does just that. Moving his feet, Eleazar steps in between the door and Bynum's path, giving a small look toward Carmel, then shifting his gaze back to Bynum.

    "Like I said, Steward, let's not do anything hasty. I think we ought to take a moment to talk this over, and I'm sure there are others here who agree with me."

    (6,1)
    Dice: 6,6,3,1,1
    Steward Bynum must see.
    Spoiler:

    PSN: the-K-flash
  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

  • robp85robp85 Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    Skard, Shifter Warden
    Basic Attack +26 vs AC -- Damage 1d10+19 (+5 if enemy is prone) (+2 if Longtooth Shifting is active)
  • kuhlmeyekuhlmeye Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    PSN: the-K-flash
  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

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  • robp85robp85 Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    Skard, Shifter Warden
    Basic Attack +26 vs AC -- Damage 1d10+19 (+5 if enemy is prone) (+2 if Longtooth Shifting is active)
  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    (dice: 6,5,5,5,5,4,4,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,2,2,1)

    SEE:
    "We already talked this over, Eleazar," Bynum replies quickly, his anger almost bubbling out, "You agreed to come out here and help me fix this problem, same as Josiah. And the way to fix this problem is to get this son of a bitch out of Oxford. I didn't think you were one to walk away from your word!"
    (dice: 4,3)

    Escalating to Physical - Body 4 (4d6=5,3,3,3)

    RAISE:
    Bynum returns his focus to the Mountain Man at his hand, and he pushes John's shoulder to make him start walking forwards again and towards the door. He might be done talking, for now, and all he wants to do is get this Mountain Man outside so his dark business can be done.
    (dice: 5,5)
    Eleazar and Aidan must See.

  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2009

    (6,6,6,6,5,5,4,4,4,3,2,1)

    SEE:
    "I couldn't know what they said," Aidan says as he steps in front of the door, "but I never agreed to such a thing, and Dogs make decisions as a group." He speaks firmly, though memory of his own agreements make his words ring a bit hollow to himself.
    (dice: 4,6)

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  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

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  • robp85robp85 Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    (dice:3,3,2,1,1,1)

    Skard, Shifter Warden
    Basic Attack +26 vs AC -- Damage 1d10+19 (+5 if enemy is prone) (+2 if Longtooth Shifting is active)
  • kuhlmeyekuhlmeye Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:
    Dice: 6,6,6,3,2,1,1
    TAKING THE BLOW
    As the Steward pushes John forward, Eleazar seemingly runs out of words to say. His mouth opens, but the words don't come out. As the pair reaches him, John bumps into Eleazar, and it knocks him back a step. Eleazar now stands just out of line with the door.

    (6,3,1)
    Dice:6,6,2,1 Fallout (3d6)
    Spoiler:

    PSN: the-K-flash
  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

  • robp85robp85 Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    Skard, Shifter Warden
    Basic Attack +26 vs AC -- Damage 1d10+19 (+5 if enemy is prone) (+2 if Longtooth Shifting is active)
  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

  • kuhlmeyekuhlmeye Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    PSN: the-K-flash
  • robp85robp85 Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    Skard, Shifter Warden
    Basic Attack +26 vs AC -- Damage 1d10+19 (+5 if enemy is prone) (+2 if Longtooth Shifting is active)
  • robp85robp85 Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    Skard, Shifter Warden
    Basic Attack +26 vs AC -- Damage 1d10+19 (+5 if enemy is prone) (+2 if Longtooth Shifting is active)
  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    (6,6,6,5,5,4,4,3,2,1)

    RAISE:
    "You ain't doin' what's best for your flock here, Steward. You're doin' what's best for you."
    (dice: 5,6)

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  • robp85robp85 Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    Skard, Shifter Warden
    Basic Attack +26 vs AC -- Damage 1d10+19 (+5 if enemy is prone) (+2 if Longtooth Shifting is active)
  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    (Bynum's dice: 6,5,5,4,3,3,3,3,3,3,2,2,1)

    TAKING THE BLOW:

    Hearing Aidan's words, he tries to make a snappy response, something to put that Dog in his place like the others had been, but Bynum's mouth just dries up. He knows that the town wants John gone - most of them, at least - but this... this little push was all based on what Carmel had gone and done with the heathen Mountain Man.

    A little bit of shame sunk into Steward Bynum, as he considered his actions again.
    (dice: 3,3,3,2)
    Spoiler:

  • robp85robp85 Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Spoiler:

    (dice:4,3,3,2,1,1,1)

    Raise:

    Josiah puffs himself up, trying to look as big as possible. The other dogs were much larger than him but he still wanted them to back down.

    He lets go of the door and moves around to the front of the other dogs, planting himself between them and the Steward.

    "My fellow dogs, you know full well that are job here is to protect the flock and sometimes that means cuttin' out the sin. John Bad Teeth here and Sister Carmel are sinnin' and the best way to remove the sin is to take John Bad Teeth from town. He's not faithful. He couldn't care less 'bout our morals or the King of Life."

    (dice:4,3)
    Eleazar and Aidan must see.

    Skard, Shifter Warden
    Basic Attack +26 vs AC -- Damage 1d10+19 (+5 if enemy is prone) (+2 if Longtooth Shifting is active)
  • kuhlmeyekuhlmeye Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Dice: 8,6,6,2,1

    REVERSE THE BLOW
    Eleazar's face scrunches up for a moment. Something Josiah said just doesn't make sense to him.

    "So Brother, you think that cuttin out the sin, no questions asked, is the way to handle it? That the way we Dogs do things? I grew up in a town filled with sin, but there aint been one time where I aint got the chance to repent. I suggest you think about your teachings before you start talking bout kicking people outta town."

    (8)

    PSN: the-K-flash
  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
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