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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:35 pm    Post subject: What happens in Vegas... [Dustworld Playtest]  Reply with quote

Dust... The clouds of it run over the streets, choking lungs and stinging eyes. The city of sin and sensations seems to be mostly unchanged from before. The lights still flash. The dice still roll. Even the streets are still a trial to navigate. Of course, the blasted Hilton hotels, the shattered casinos and the broken pavement make it difficult to recall the former...'Glory' of the city.

There had been only one bomb that hit the city, a dud by the luck of it, but the spread of other explosions, marked by vast craters scattered around the city, left it battered and bent all the same. People had no trouble walking the streets. There was no halting of booze and needles. Life had gone on. Sure, some people looked funny now and again. Radiation did that after a while. They would just get a larger hat size or cut another arm hole and go on. Besides, it helped when you wanted to cheat the odds when you had a little tip in your favor. And odds were, you would be dead or at least better of as such if the loan sharks, pimps, slavers, and Gentelmen had any say of it.

This city was built upon broken dreams. Why should that ever change? "Lose big", be it money or life, was the motto here. Even the great big signs that declaired their message to the beaten and dusty wastelands.

"Welcome To Las Vegas!" They said. Where the light from the muzzles still flash. Where the dice of Misfortune still roll. And where the rubble of the streets make it one hell of a trial to navigate.

Welcome to Vegas...

Welcome to Dustworld...
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All that is miles away. Just close enough to be a ghostly city in the haze of dust. There read a faded sign of 'Eat and Gas. Motel!' on a rusted and bent tower upon the roof of a diner and fuel station. Rigs. Runners. Bounties. Hunters.
All of them can be found in some way at these stops. Most are just passing through while others have the roads staked out. Some seem to have been here a while if the shacks out back had anything to say. Staff was still needed and so was money. There is a small arms and armor shop along with a moderately well equiped group of mechanics. All in all, average. A place to sleep for a night. Grab a bite. Lounge.

And a place that five individuals, completely unrelated until now with reasons equily diverse, would be found.. Around there somewhere...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of these is a man, medium height, with blond hair and hazel eyes.  He has a slight tan.  However, the most notable features are as follows:  The two combat pistols at his side, the hunting rifle on his back, and a poorly concealed third arm on his side.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In one corner of the diner, a pale, thin young man sits. His black hair looks like it hasn't been combed in days, his clothes are wrinkled, really it looks like he just rolled out of bed. A simple bag sits in the chair next to him, full of something large and square.  Examining a menu, he tries to order from a waitress who is quickly running out of patience with him.

"I...w-woould lik-ke a..." His speech is painfully slow and stuttering.

Really, the poor guy has 'nerd' written all over him. In another age, he'd of had his lunch money stolen and ended up upside down in a toilet stall.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The man looks over and rolls his eyes.  These people were so strange..  He had a third arm, and yet he was still able to place an order.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A man walks into a bar... Well actually he walks into THE bar since there isn't really another one around for miles... At any rate, anyone who would take the trouble of looking at him, would be done with it in less then three seconds.
Vale blue jeans with a pear of black safety boots sticking underneath them. Worn pale green bomber jack over a red-green blouse with the kind of diamond print that one finds on either a Scottish kilt or a truckers outfit. Tall he is, but not exactly of impressive built.  His black goatee and ponytail are dirty with grease and dust. In other words, John Do. Only this one is called different but that doesn't really matter.

He looks around a bit, wondering wetter to take a barseat or a table when he notices the stuttering boy at the table with the waitress growing agitated. He shrugs a bit and walks over, sitting down across it. He grips the menu out of the boys hands, gives it a quick glance then says
"Be thou my waitress and served us one burger extra ketchup, no mayonaise, with fried potato chips and a big roothbeer. The same shalt this gentleman with me have. Mine expenses it shalt be."
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, so much for that cup of coffee he had hoped to order, but the burger didn't sound so bad, and if this fellow was paying..

"Th-thank you." He says, looking at the man across from him, genuinely aprreciative.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Don't thee mention it. I did not see any other serving maid around so I merely took the liberty of sharing thine. Now, for what I would like, beside iner breakfast in order to soothen miner bowel, is for thee to provide me with purpose. Thee art not from here and thee art not in the company of a gang. Yet, you art as of yet alive. I do not know thine destination, but thee seem of more trustworthiness then ya average bandit or throat cutting scoundrel. To cut a long story short, I wish to live, so douth thee and as associates our chance should be higher to maintain this desired state of life. Does thou not agree?"
As the man elaborates about how having a partner heightens the chances of survival, he makes some odd hand gestures that are a weak attempt of putting some more strength into his words but actually seem rather out of place instead. The ponytail wiggles a bit as he moves his head around along with it.
"Oh, almost would I have forgotten min manners. Brux Camberton be'd my name."
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I...am G-gunter." He replies. "I...j-just got h-heere"
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A man in armor, with a helmet, walks into the Truck Stop. A combat pistol is in a holster on his waist. He carries a backpack, which looks a little heavy.

Finally, civilization...

He takes off his helmet, and looks around. A tattoo on his right cheek depicts a fist, pure black, gripping what looks like a skyscraper.

This man's a long way from home...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The man looks over at the newcomers, sizing them up.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other man walks into the bar, and looks around, helmet under his arm. He walks up to the bar, and looks at the menu, distaste apparent on his face.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They never have anything worthwhile at these places.
The man just mutters this to himself.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gunter's words catch up with his thoughts after a minute. "A... p-partner...ship w-woould be de-desireable. I... was t-told it iss d-dangerous out h-here. Y-you hear st-storiess a...bout p-places like thiss, n-not that-t I... be-believe half of th-them."

((Tell me, is the stuttering too much trouble to read?))
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

((A little. Besides, Holy Order Initiates speak with a Ye Olde Englishe tongue...at least in my mind they do. <_< >_>))
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(Did you konw taht olny the frsit and lsat lterts mtaetr as lnog as all the lterts are terhe?  Seriously, did you have any trouble reading "Did you know that only the first and last letter matter as long as all the letters are there"?)

Overhearing this.
It is dangerous out here.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

((Dialing back the stuttering then. And he's... a recent convert? yeah.. that's it. Although, he might pick up the Olde English stuff if he keeps hanging around Brux.))

Gunter looks over at the other man, and just sort of stares for a while. "Y-you have th-three arms." He states after a few moments.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I guess your not blind, in any case.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bookboy wrote:
(Did you konw taht olny the frsit and lsat lterts mtaetr as lnog as all the lterts are terhe?  Seriously, did you have any trouble reading "Did you know that only the first and last letter matter as long as all the letters are there"?)


((Yes I did. It is called dyslexia. I am able to read it, but only word for word. The stuttering on the other hand did not bother me at all. Don't know if I could say the same if I were actually sitting at that table, but that's a different matter. Further more, not every Holy Order Initiate is the same. Also, the speech may highly differ from one Holy Order community to the next due to the lack of long distance communications that are a general feature of most post-apocalyptic settings. And I'll neglect to mention that even in very old England, ye Olde English is pronounced in a hundred different ways depending on regional dialect, social status and prior ethnic background. It wouldn't surprise me if a farmer from York had the hardest time understanding a royal from London And that concludes our lesson on individual tongues for today, now back to the story Cool  ))

Brux nods at the words of both the stuttering Gunter and the three-armed man before continuing his preaching.
"They be right, the stories that thou has heard. Just as the kind sir confirmetid. The gears of the wheel grind he who does not watch the grease of this dusty plain. For though they me keep the turning smooth, so to do they filter the chain from its weaker links. But when the links of the chain work together well, then even weak links can form a strong chain. Friction is the true killer of the divine machine known as life."
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

((Of course that London Royal was more likely speaking French at the time...but that's another point all together. Also, Seribro, did his speech color change for a reason?))

Gunter grins ar Brux, recognizing the teachings.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(Uh...Ser, that was just a random fun fact my aunt sent me in an email.)

James, on the other hand, doesn't.
And what's that supposed to mean, city boy?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phillip notices Brux speaking with a Ye Olde English tongue. Great; toaster-worshippers. He also notices the other man using the term 'city boy', commonly used by people in villages or small towns; and tribals.
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(I know. I didn't take offence by it. I know the line, or at least a similar one in Dutch. Just felt like mentioning it. Oh, and sorry about the colour, I mixed it up with another character I play.)

I beg you pardon? City would be a bit of a large word to describe the town I come from. And I assure you, no harm was meant by my words. I merely attempted to explain it would indeed be safer to travel together so that one can watch out for each others state of existence.

When the burgers appear, Brux grabs the opportunity to change subjects.
Ah, breakfast be served! May our engines be fuelled once more.
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Before turning back to his own food, James brushes his hair out of his eyes, revealing the tribal marking on his forehead.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tribal, then. Phillip thinks, watching James from across the room. His Black Hand tattoo should be plainly obvious.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, James noticed that when he walked in.
What're you looking at?


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