Smolders
Roleplaying Log: Smolders
Participants
IC Details
Synopsis:

The aftermath of Moths to the Flame

Other Characters Referenced: Husk
IC Date: December 12, 2019
IC Location: Most in motel room, Salem Center
OOC Notes & Details
Posted On: 13 Dec 2019 06:20
Rating & Warnings:
Scene Soundtrack: [*\# None]
NPC & GM Credits: Cretin (NPC of Skarp)
Associated Plots

* OOC Time: Thu Dec 12 20:01:02 2019 continued from http://commondescentmush.com/log:1175 *

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"May I ask why?" Karin seems decidedly displeased as her lodgings have been less than politely canceled. Her things have been thrown into her suitcase and she finds that waiting for her in the house's front entrance of the bed and breakfast. She knows why. She just wants to hear it said aloud.
"Word is you got Anton arrested on some false charges," the BnB owner replies.
Karin levels an even stare at the proprietor. "Of course. I sincerely hope you believe that. And if you do not, I will discover the truth. You may keep the money I paid to book the room. You can buy some sense with it." She exits the private home, dragging the wheeled suitcase with her right hand as her left just rests at her side. Frustrated, and with a stop to draw out her phone with the same right hand, she looks up directions to a licensed motel and starts walking.
Minutes pass, and Karin is so preoccupied with the lodgings nuisance that she doesn't notice the pickup truck roll to a stop behind her. As the door closes though, she suspects something. "You owe me a new gun." The voice is one she has heard previously that very night. She hears his bolt action rifle put a round at the ready.
Karin sighs. "Shoot me."

* * *

Sam Guthrie is driving by heading to check in at Harry's. He is taking his time not wanting to wipe out on any icy roads. When his headlights light up the scene, he will hit the breaks and skidding a bit past the house in question. The young man will start getting out of his seatbelt, to head over to try to help disfuse what ever is going on.

* * *

As Ryan was walking along the walkway and this scene breakout in front of him Ryan sighs to himself with the situation. Now Ryan is very familiar with firearms and with how they work, so much so that Ryan uses his Telekinesis to grab hold of the fire pin inside the Bolt action rifle and block it so that if the man decides to pull the trigger for any reason the gun will not fire and no one will get hurt, while simultaneously with his telepathy will attempt to read the man's surface thoughts too see why he is acting the way he is.

* * *

"Aw I can't do that!" the rifle-holding man declares in annoyance. He means in public. He still points the now non-functioning rifle at Karin. "Now you owe me a new gun! You turned mine into…whatever that was!" According to what's on his mind, Karin had rudely changed his shiny new automatic handgun into a mass of liquid by touching it with a sword. He's not entirely sure how that happened and in his mind, he is perfectly in the right.
Karin herself seems more aware of Sam'e approach than the man she has come to name Cretin, her head turning to glance then to look full in his direction. "If you aren't going to shoot me put your … I am tired of having this conversation with you. Begone, Cretin, while you have a rifle to threaten me with."

* * *

Sam Guthrie will start jogging up, and says "Now mister, Ah aint sure what's going on but pulling a rifle on a lady in public is not a good thing." He will look over and says "Care to fill me in on why ya feel the need to threaten the lady?" He does try to make sure that if he needs to he can get between the woman and the guy with the guy if need be.

* * *

Ryan now realizing that the women has powers of some kind with the information he got from the man Ryan feels more inclined to help her out with this situation. Ryan will start to slowly walk out to the man, and say in a southern accent "Indeed sir, why do you feel you must pull out a weapon on the lady and disturb the peace on such a peaceful night? That very ungentlemanly like of a thing to do sir. As Ryan continues to walk towards the man he clenches his fist to crack his knuckles at his sides readying himself for a fight if it comes to it.

* * *

"This illegal mutie squoobed my gun!" Cretin declares.
"You had it pointed at my head," Karin says with diminishing patience. "And you were poised to fire. You would have learned something if not for being roughly tackled and having your shot ruined."
"She squoobed my gun!" Cretin looks between the two who have drawn near and are interloping, rifle raised to a more safe position. At least he's trained for that much. "She's an illegal mutie! She got no rights! We can take her!"
That's when the wooden stock of Cretin's rifle suddenly gets cut in half by… something. It's not clear what. Karin's expression suggests she willed it to happen.

* * *

Sam Guthrie looks to the man, and says "Well if she screwed up one of your gun, does not sound like pulling another one on her would be the smarted move, now does it. You and here may just be best if you go your seperate ways and forget you ever met one another.

* * *

"The man has a good point there, if she did what you are calming to your gun do you really think another gun will help you? also, that being the case do you really want to mess with her over something like this, a or anything for that matter. I suggest you heads this man's advice and walk away before something else happens!"

As the man's gun breaks in half Ryan turns his head slightly to see the women's expression and figures it was her that caused that. Ryan turns his head back to the man and continues to walk towards him, while also reaching out with his telepathy to the women <Nice trick there>.

* * *

The sudden change in weight and stock shape has Cretin running to get into his truck while his rifle is still ostensibly capable of firing, realizing he's not among like-minded folk and thus unable to rush the woman for a good old crowd tackling, and he's rapidly driving away.
"It turns out," Karin mentions to Sam, "The fear mongers can be abrasive. Good evening." She turns an evaluative eye on Ryan, electing to not speak aloud. There is a second of mental adjustment as she remembers how to order her thoughts to make it easier to converse with a telepath. « It has been a trying night. I will do my best to not bring abrasive thoughts to this discussion. »

* * *

Sam Guthrie looks over to Karin, and says "So what happened between you and that fellow earlier in the day, and we might want to take this conversation elsewhere.

* * *

"Hmg good riddance to him" Ryan turns to Sam and to Ryan he looks familiar to Ryan but can't quite remember where he has seen him before "thanks for the help with that man back there." Ryan then turns to the woman who he knows knows as Karin thanks to Sam and walks over to her. "Are you alright miss? Perhaps we should head the gentlemen's idea and talk more in privet and not out on the streets."

As for the telepathic conversation there is no response right away as Ryan is not sure If he wants her to know he is the telepath just yet. But after a moment responds but tries to mask his voice a bit with the telepathy as to hide the fact he is the telepath «It would appear so, and no worries of any do, I am used to those kinds of thought from people.»

* * *

Karin nods once to Sam. "It seems I am about to book a motel. Less pleasant than most bed and breakfast lodgings but more inclined to respect the customer. I believe whatever dreary cell I end up with will be sufficiently private."
«The mystery works so much better when there are many people to hide behind» Karin's thoughts inform Ryan, imagining him with a fedora and overcoat. «But if you insist. I can pretend to be clueless. I have enough patience for this sort of game.»

* * *

"There will naturally be rumours surrounding the purpose of us entering said motel room, but I will not have to worry about them." Karin adds.

* * *

Sam Guthrie looks over to the two and says "Ok, anyone who is wanting to go talk at the motel we can take my jeep, and see what's what." He motions towards the jeep "And we may want to hurry to get out of here to keep others from knowing who was about here.

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"I'm good with that, it's more privet for us to talk then a bar or coffee shop". Ryan is slightly frustrated with himself, he had hoped that Karin did not figure out it was him with the telepathy, he will need to work more on that. There is a little chuckle through the telepathy at the image that Ryan gets from Karin imagining Ryan in a Fedora and overcoat <Thank you for your patience and understanding, miss Karin,>.

* * *

Karin seems a lot less talkative for the trip over to the motel, leaning her head back, eyes closing. She seems to make exclusive use of her right arm, as her left does not even shift voluntarily, making a few of her tasks a little more difficult but she manages well enough, if a bit slower. She sets the suitcase in a corner of the motel room.
"Well," she utters, surveying her options and choosing to remain standing, leaving a single chair and bed as places one can occupy and sit without making use of the floor. "That persistent and possessed of terrible judgement man, I don't know his name. He was a vocal supporter of the call for my demise. He and everyone else in attendance of a basement kidnapping showcase have you to thank for their lives, Mr. Guthrie."

* * *

Sam Guthrie 's brow raises a bit at them having him to thank "We having issues in town here? That is not good to hear, Salem Center has normally been a mostly quiet town." He will have taken them to one of the better motels at least. Care to give me a bit more information on what happened with them?

* * *

Ryan takes a quick scene around the room noting where windows are and all other objects in his sight as he is a very cautious person and not knowing Karin or Sam though he swears he has seen Sam somewhere before. After Ryan finishes his look around the room he will just stand in the corner of the room and just listens for the moment and get the info on what is going on and study both Sam and Karin's physical expressions and reactions as we all talk.

* * *

"I don't think this particular group will strike again until Anton is out of police custody," Karin replies, drawing her warm-looking rather well-made jacket from her body, still making use of only her right arm. Coating her beneath it is a sheath of liquified metal, which flows into the shape of a chair and solidifies, giving her a spot to sit. "I do admit to being the catalyst, though less of an antagonist in this little dramatic tale."
"I asked, indirectly, the people of the town who had the most… egregious idea of mutants, and that led me to Anton. I allowed him to see a small thing. A toy car left for some child to claim, formed from the metal of several aluminum cans." There is some swelling on Karin's face. Nothing serious, just a clear indication of being struck. "Anton summoned his supporters, tied me to a chair and put my demise to a vote." She smiles, genuinely. "I believe someone related to you stepped in to scold me in the aftermath. Regardless of my intentions, I have exposed to you a rotting little secret that may save the lives of your fellows."

* * *

Sam Guthrie will have to talk to Paige about this as she is the only kin he has locally at unless maybe Doug is about he looks enough like him could be him. He will smirk and says "Ah put word in to some of the others you wanted to talk to, but it maybe a bit longer before they can contact you.

* * *

As Karin takes off her jacket Ryan notices the liquid metal and how she controls it to make a chair for herself and starts to put more of the pieces together to what she can do. As Karin and Sam talk a look of trouble fall upon Ryan as Karin mentions this secret group of mutant haters, he has run into other groups like this and fought some of them before in the past and he knows just how terrible they will be towards mutants like himself. As Sam mentions some contacting Karin Ryan wonders who he is referring to. "Who is it you are trying to get in contact with Ms. Karin and how long do you think it will be until this Anton is out and his group tries to find you?"

* * *

"It is not too concerning, Mr. Guthrie," Karin offers. "My purpose here is simply to find those willing to listen and perhaps become part of a greater cause. This incident will serve to at least garner interest, and those who have such interest will reach out to me." Her head turns, to regard the quiet one. "I believe Mr. Guthrie will be all too happy to inform you if he feels safe speaking to you about it," she responds frankly. "But you, beyond what I have figured out, I know nothing. A name, or at least some form of address?"
Karin's thoughts flow onward. « How do you feel about the registration act? » "As for Anton's group, they are not a threat to me. With Anton active, they could be a threat to someone. I leave them in your capable hands rather than my blood-stained one."

* * *

Sam Guthrie will turn to Ryan, and waits listening to see what the young man says about who he is and such. It is good to know a bit about people interested in mutant rights, even if they are not mutants, and he did not freak out at Karin's chair trick after all.

* * *

Ryan realizing that he never introduced himself is now in the spotlight which he does not like being in as both are now looking at him. "Ah my apologies I did not introduce myself did I. My name Is Ryan Rivers and as for an address I am living at a school in Westchester". There is a brief pause as Ryan is deciding how much he should revile to both Sam and Karin, "Since it seems we are being honest with each other here" Ryan will start lifting up the bed followed by the chair and other louse items in the motel room and hold them there for a moment. "I am a mutant, just like I assume you are Ms. Karin."

As Ryan lowers the objects back to their place Ryan telepathically reaches out to Karin «I think the registration act is bad for all of us, not just mutants but for all people who have powers and if it is not stopped it will lead to a terrible war and possibly our end!»

* * *

"I did not say the word correctly," Karin muses with dismay. "address," she puts the stress on the latter syllable. "Such as Mr. Rivers. I believe you may find you share at least some friends in common." She observes the display, thoughtful. "Yes, a mutant. I suspect Mr. Guthrie as well to be but it is his to share and not mine to ask."
«I have a proposal for you to listen and consider» Karin relaxedly settles in the chair. «I am formulating a strategy to eliminate the threat of their unmanned monstrosties»

* * *

Sam Guthrie 's brow raises a bit as Ryan says a school. He will simply ask "One of Miss Moonstar's students?"

* * *

"No I'm afraid I have not had her as one of my teachers but she is a teacher at the school." As Sam ask the question that has been haunting him finally gets answered, as he remembers where he has seen Sam before, in some of the pictures at the school though he does show it as Ryan is pretty good at keeping a straight face in most situations. "though I will admit I had hoped to get a few lessons from to help me master more of my abilities."

Ryan reaches back to Karin «I am willing to listen and interested to what you have in mind Ms. Karin.»

* * *

"For that sort of help, you have but toa ask," Karin turns attention to Sam, smiling slightly. "It is an academic institution first, if the details I have are correct. Though it is information from a time before this nonsensical law was passed. Tell me, Mr. Guthrie. What do you think of that law? Supporter or opponent, I hold no judgement over you." From a tiny piece of her chair she draws a rounded business card made of metal, embossed on it is a phone number. She offers this to Ryan. «At first, observation and testing.»

* * *

Sam Guthrie says, "As I said the other day is something that needs repealed but it needs to be done right or it will make people want it even worse."

* * *

Ryan using his telekinesis to grab the card he looks at it real quickly and then places it in his leather jacket interior pocket. At Sam's answer's Karin question Ryan agrees that this act needs to be stopped but is a bit surprised at how Sam answers it, something that he will probably discuss with him back at the school but for Ryan well he knows that sometimes things have to be done on way or another, but for the moment Ryan stays silent about it to Sam.

continuing the telepathic conversation with Karin while simultaneously adding the number Karin gave it to his phone inside his pocket using his telekinesis. «Very well, but I will be needing to know exactly what it is I will be doing before I do anything, I don't like being kept in the dark Ms. Karin»

* * *

"Yes, my apologies. I had honestly forgotten for a moment. It was not meant to incite anything," Karin bobs her head, respectfully to Sam. "I do have a question though. What is the way to do it right when incidents such as the recent prison break, which is utterly irrelevant to the law, are cited as reasons for it?"
«I understand, Mr. Rivers. I will not ask anything of you before you are informed. For now I simply do not have enough information to bring the talents of those I am gathering to bear. I will."

* * *

Sam Guthrie says, "Showing people that heroes will be there to help them, with or without them knowing who it is. Maybe a political campaign showing that really most villians were technically registered before the law."

* * *

"Changing the public's view would certainly be big help, however, everyone is afraid of us and people want to either control or destroy what they fear and the people in power are harvesting the people fear of us to put into place this act and this will only be the first step for them." Ryan lowers his head a little before he continues speaking " Fear is a hard thing to break through Mr. Guthrie and there are many who are drowning in it."

«ah I see, well, in that case, I will text you my number as well so you can get a hold of me for when that time comes»

* * *

"It is a reasonable stance, and I have perhaps caused you to repeat yourself again, Mr. Guthrie." Karin admits. "Though I did take two punches to my face and may have suffered short term memory lapse for it. The punches were both from Anton. I doubt that man has ever been in a fight. well, other than tonight." She rises from her chair, touching it to draw it over herself again. "I am weary. I will be leaving tomorrow for an event within the city proper and should rest while I have the hours available. Are there questions of immediate concern I may answer before you go?"

* * *

Sam Guthrie says, "Ah think I am good, Ah have given your cards up the food chain, but here." He offers her a card now and says "If you need anything you can call me.""

* * *

"None that I can think of. Rest well Ms. Karin and I wish you luck at your event". As Ryan answers Karin's quest He has sent her a text message to the number he gave her with the number to his cell. «Until Next we meet Ms. Karin, I look forward to hearing what you have planned to bring this act to an end.»

* * *

Once both Sam and Ryan have departed from the motel room, Karin sets up a sort of security measure, sealing the door entirely so that it and a liquified metal mass surrounding it fit the frame perfectly and will allow no opening. Similar precaution is taken upon the window, then the correctly titled Lady Karin quickly falls to sleep.

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