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A New Base of Operations

Post by Damascus on Tue May 17, 2016 11:26 pm

Kirei stopped the taxi at a large theater dominating the Shinto district. This was where the leyline was the strongest. He stepped out of the taxi as the driver popped the trunk to let them fetch their "luggage." Letting Rider handle the firearms, he walked up to the door of the theater.

"Under construction."

He was sure that was no coincidence. One of the families, presumably Tohsakas, probably arranged this, knowing it could be a potential summoning ground for the Grail.

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Post by Kittenboxxing on Tue May 17, 2016 11:29 pm

After they were settled in, Atalanta snuck into the old theatre. She found her compatriots, and dropped the unconcious master with a thump at their feet. "Now what?"

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Post by Damascus on Tue May 17, 2016 11:34 pm

Kirei led them to the empty basement of the theater, under the stage, dropping their supplies in one corner.

"I suppose... wait until the Master awakes," he answered. "Other than that, we prepare for nightfall. There aren't many defenses we can set up here."

He made a mental note to return to the Church to fetch whatever other supplies survived the explosion.

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Post by Kittenboxxing on Tue May 17, 2016 11:37 pm

"Why wait?" Atalanta asked. She did some extra securing of the master, so that he could not break free of his bonds, or move much at all, really, and slapped him hard accross the face. "Wake!"

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Re: A New Base of Operations

Post by Damascus on Thu May 19, 2016 11:29 pm

Marnin snapped awake when he was slapped, blinking up at the bright lights above him. He looked down at his bonds for a moment, then up at the two figures above him.

He inspected Kirei closely. "Kotomine... Kirei, isn't it?" He chuckled wryly. "So much for the impartial mediator."

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Re: A New Base of Operations

Post by Kittenboxxing on Thu May 19, 2016 11:31 pm

Atalanta glared down at the master. She jumped right into the interrogation, ignoring his snide remarks, "Your servant is dead, you have no reason to resist. Where is the vessel?"

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Re: A New Base of Operations

Post by Damascus on Thu May 19, 2016 11:34 pm

"No reason to resist, you say." Marnin glared. "I see no reason to cooperate, either."

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Re: A New Base of Operations

Post by Kittenboxxing on Thu May 19, 2016 11:47 pm

"In that case, I'll make sure your death is incredibly painful." she turned to Kirei, "Maybe you can practice? Have fun with your urges a little."

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Re: A New Base of Operations

Post by Damascus on Thu May 19, 2016 11:52 pm

Kirei, who had been standing there dispassionately, looked up at Archer with concern at first. He still hadn't had much time to think about what they had discussed. He didn't know if he was truly ready to explore that darkness...

But when Marnin glared at him, he remembered the fight that had left him so badly wounded, and a rush of ideas flooded his mind. He didn't know where these ideas had come from. But, he knew they would hurt.

"I'll need nails," he said.

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Re: A New Base of Operations

Post by Kittenboxxing on Thu May 19, 2016 11:57 pm

"I'll get you some."

Atalanta left the room, catching Rider's attention on her way out. "Would you like to come on an errand with me?" she asked with a smile.

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Post by fuyumin on Fri May 20, 2016 12:00 am

"Of course, Miss Atalanta!" He traipsed alongside her as she walked.

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Post by Kittenboxxing on Fri May 20, 2016 12:03 am

As they moseyed to a hardware store, Atalanta turned to Rider when they were about a block away. "So...I have some...news..." she gathered some words up for a couple moments before continuing. "You remember how we thought that Kirei was evil? Well...it turns out that we were correct." she took a deep breath, "I've decided that it's something that I personally don't have much of a problem with, but I don't know what you would want to do about anything..."

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Post by fuyumin on Fri May 20, 2016 12:05 am

Rider stopped in his tracks, quiet. "Is he... Is he going to kill that man?"

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Post by Kittenboxxing on Fri May 20, 2016 12:08 am

" I mean, probably. What did you expect? First of all, he tried to kill us. Twice. Secondly, it's a grail war and he was a master. Either of those in themselves might not have been enough to gain retaliation, but combined it would be weird to NOT kill him." Was this poor thing for real? She had a hard time understanding how he was so shocked by the fact that someone in the grail war would die. His original master was even already dead.

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Re: A New Base of Operations

Post by fuyumin on Fri May 20, 2016 12:11 am

"No, I'm not surprised, I just..." He shifted in place. "Ever since... Since Fuyumi died... It's just all been a part of the War? I've put everything aside for this but..." His eyes glisten. "Sometimes what I've seen still hurts. Do you feel that way?"

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Post by Kittenboxxing on Fri May 20, 2016 12:17 am

She gave him a look of sympathy, "Unfortunately...no. I really don't. Even without a war going on, death is a part of nature. Of course, I will do what I can to protect an innocent person, or a child, but otherwise I feel like this is just...nature." she laid a hand on his shoulder. "That doesn't mean that you shouldn't be struck by what's happening, though. Everyone sees things differently."

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Re: A New Base of Operations

Post by fuyumin on Fri May 20, 2016 12:22 am

He gave her a light sad smile. "Thank you, Miss Atalanta. You've always been so kind. In my world, goodness was the only way to win, but here it's... Different."

"Our Master isn't a good man, but it's taken him very far. Now he has so many spells, I don't know if I could defy him if I wanted to. All I can do now is pray, and if it's not too inconvenient, maybe rely on your kindness for a little while longer?"

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Re: A New Base of Operations

Post by Kittenboxxing on Fri May 20, 2016 12:26 am

"Of course, Astolpho," she reassured him, giving him a kiss on the head. "Really, it is I who will be hoping that you continue to remain friends with me. I think our master is unbalanced. In order to help him balance out his emotions and think through some things, I will be encouraging some rather questionable activities. But whatever happens, I will protect you, so please try to bear with me."

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Re: A New Base of Operations

Post by fuyumin on Fri May 20, 2016 12:30 am

His smile turned a little sunnier and he nodded before wiping his eyes. "I'm sorry, I interrupted your errand. Can I do it for you, to make up for wasting time?"

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Re: A New Base of Operations

Post by Kittenboxxing on Fri May 20, 2016 12:38 am

She laughed. "No no, we can still walk together. You didn't waste my time, I promise." she linked her arm in his and they made their way to the hardware store. She picked up a few things aside from the nails, just in case he might need them, and returned to the theatre after buying them both some ice cream.

She left Astolpho to his ice cream and with some instructions to get some weapon caches and any other defenses he might be able to think of. Possibly some cozy living areas for everyone, if he felt so inclined. She entered the room with the bound master and Kirei, and set down her shopping bags. She had several nails, both long and small, a hammer, a saw, some pliers, and a few other tools she couldn't identify, but they looked like they might hurt. "I hope this will do," she said as she set the various tools out for him to see.

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Re: A New Base of Operations

Post by fuyumin on Fri May 20, 2016 12:47 am

After finishing his ice cream, Rider looked around the other areas of the theater, hiding and making notes of firearms in offices and light boxes alike. He did his best to make beds out of couches and lined up chairs while dancing after finding a radio and turning it on, just loud enough to drown out any possible noise from the masters elsewhere in the building.

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Re: A New Base of Operations

Post by Damascus on Sun May 22, 2016 2:21 pm

Damascus carried out 1 launched of one (Saving throw.) :

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Re: A New Base of Operations

Post by Damascus on Sun May 22, 2016 7:33 pm

This Master was far stronger than he expected. After an hour of torture, he still hadn't cracked. Admittedly, Kirei had only just begun at that point, but most people would have given in after the first ten minutes. He endured the thumbscrews, the lashes, and the dislocated bones, but his tough veneer began to steadily crack. No one knew suffering like Kirei did, not even a Master as well-trained as this one.

The Master at first tried lying to him to end the torture, that the vessel had been hidden in the river, or the sewers, or had already been destroyed. They were good lies, too--no noticeable change in heart rate, or obvious tells. But no one could lie to a trained Executor of the Church. He lost a finger for each successive lie. Kirei was thankful he was skilled at healing magic.

Kirei noted with some discomfort how natural this felt. His body moved almost automatically, knowing intuitively how to cause the Master the most possible pain. Each scream, each drop of blood, brought a rush of adrenaline. He'd never felt like this when he tortured himself. This was different.

He didn't want to admit it, but he was enjoying himself. There was no point, no reason. No greater meaning behind it. But the raw emotion was there, undeniable. It was wrong. It was evil. It was against God's will. It sickened him even as it brought him satisfaction. He just kept telling himself that it was necessary. He was only doing what was necessary to reach the Grail. It would all be over soon.

Marnin finally gave in just as Kirei was fearing he had broken the young man's mind. His eyes had become vacant, drool leaked from his mouth, but he had finally given it up after three grueling hours.

After laying down his tools, he left the basement to find Archer and Rider. "The Einzbern woman is the vessel herself. He instructed her to hide at Ryuudou Temple."

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Re: A New Base of Operations

Post by Kittenboxxing on Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:47 pm

Archer met him halfway, having left the room briefly to get a glass of water for Kirei and say hello to Rider. She had been handing her master tools and doing small favors for him during his torture session. She wasn't quite sure how she felt about it. There was a part of her that liked seeing an enemy squirm. A part that felt victorious at their pain. But another part of her that would feel fear and anger were something of that nature to happen to any of her friends, or someone innocent. Luckily, her job was not to debate philosphy. It was to win this war. She handed him the glass. "Astolpho and I will go search the area immediately. I assume I should bring her back alive?"

He nodded and sipped the water he was offered. She turned to her companion. "Shall we?"

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Re: A New Base of Operations

Post by Kittenboxxing on Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:37 pm

Atalanta and Astolpho returned shortly. "Unfortunately we were not able to locate any sign of her. However we also did not see any signs of a struggle, or any other people. I don't know what to say. I'm very sorry." though she tried to sound apologetic, it was clear she was more irritated than anything.

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