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Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace
3 Bennies; 1 Occult only Benny
1/6 Dementia



Name: Gráinne Flynn
Nationality: UK
MOS: MI6 Operative
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d12, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d4, Investigation d6, Intimidation d6, Knowledge (Cryptography) d4, Knowledge (Espionage) d4, Knowledge (Mythos) d4, Knowledge (Occult) d6, Knowledge (Psychology) d6, Notice d6, Persuasion d6, Shooting d4, Stealth d6, Streetwise d6, Taunt d6
Pace: 6, Parry: 4, Sanity: 7, Toughness: 5, Charisma: +6
Gear: Backpack, Bedroll, Canteen, Flashlight, Whistle; Normal Clothing, Winter Boots, Winter Gear; MAB Modèle D pistol, Utility Knife
Edges:
•Charismatic: +2 to Charisma.
•Linguist: Starting languages equal to Smarts (Dutch, French, German, Irish, Italian & Russian) plus a chance to learn unfamiliar languages/dialects after a week of exposure.
•Strong Willed: +2 to Intimidation & Taunt rolls and +2 to Smarts and Spirit when resisting Test of Will attacks.
•Very Attractive: +4 to Charisma.
Hindrances:
•Curious: To a fault.
•Enemy: Parapsychologist Dr. Horst Brandt.
•Vow: Uncover the truth behind her past.
Armory:
Unarmed Strike d4 (Str)
MAB Modèle D (.32) d4 (2d6+1, 12/24/48, RoF 1, Shots 9, Semi-Auto)
Utility Knife d4 (Str+d4)

•Very Attractive and Linguist bought with the Curious, Enemy & Vow hindrances.
•Advances: Novice: Spirit d8; Investigation d4-d6 & Stealth d4-d6; Intimidation d4-d6 & Taunt d4-d6; Strong Willed Edge; Seasoned: Knowledge (Occult) d4-d6 & Knowledge (Psychology) d4-d6; Spirit d10; Charismatic Edge; Persuasion d6-d8 & Streetwise d4-d6. Veteran: Spirit d12.
•Knowledge (Mythos) d4 from the Pabodie Expedition, Sanity reduced to 7.

*

"Light, Nature, Truth."

Gráinne Flynn grew up hearing the motto of the Spiritualists' National Union. Dinner dialogues on life after death planted a seed in her heart. It flourished from aspirations extolling reunions and wisdom. When she wrestled with a foreign tongue as a child, it didn't manifest as mere talent. A roiling spirit was reaching out to her and she acted as a medium for its message. The girl channelled an increasing number of the dearly departed across Europe. However, Doctor Horst Brandt nearly ended it all in Germany. He smoulders to this day in the ruins of his career. The prodigy herself did not escape unscathed. She watched the world change during her recovery with nothing but infuriating questions. No epiphanies came between boarding schools and foster homes. The doubt she felt about her past festered when she met with prominent spiritualists of the United Kingdom. They kept secrets as she played poster girl and toured locales eliciting déjà vu and déjà vécu. War cast a long shadow on her travels among the Allied soldiers. Grace ambivalently mimicked a hazy memory by "channelling" their comrades. In time a photo of the doctor from her past broke the cycle of deceit and guilt. She identified Dr. Brandt to the MI6 before they revealed he'd never forgotten her. The thought "Light, Nature, Truth" came unbidden as she resolved to confront the present with all her heart. Thus, she joined the agency to discover the secrets buried in her past.

Gráinne "Grace" Flynn

She glances down at her drab jumper and slacks peppered with sea spray. "If everything goes well," Grace pauses to eye the phantom island, "Maybe we'll learn the truth." The young woman smiles at her peers. "Saxemberg's secret, I mean. Do you think they're behind it? I heard about it before… um, anyway, I'll stay sharp, sir."

Razeam fucked around with this message at May 25, 2017 around 02:38

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Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

"But it's a secret base on a phantom island!" she leans towards Bradley with wide-open eyes. Grace spends a moment composing herself and adds, "I'm sure we'll find the answer to that." She quirks her lips. "Even if it's merely using its reputation."

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

Ms. Flynn holds a handkerchief over her nose and mouth to dampen the island stench. She glances at Sebastian up and down for a spell before her brow furrows. "We'll have to dry you… first," she clucks through the fabric. Gráinne gives an obscured grin at the rest of the squad.

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

After daydreaming about the Nazi spoor, she returns to the present with a nod. "Anywhere but here, sir," Grace murmurs in response to their marching orders. The MI6 agent idly confirms the presence of the pistol at her hip.

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

She purses her lips and squints at the discovery. A few steps are made before she processes that only the forward group was beckoned. Grace makes a face but stays put for now!

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

There's a barely subdued spring in her step as she moves closer to the main force. Grace wrinkles her nose upon examining the opened hatch at a closer proximity. "Isn't this strange? It's like they forgot about it," she thinks out loud, trying her best not to crowd the entrance. At Sgt. Willis's suggestion, she frowns and then opens her mouth as if to protest before closing it into a pout.

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

Gráinne hugs herself to suppress a shiver. "Good idea, sir. I'll climb down after the two of you," she answers Agent Hewitt with an enthusiasm mostly depleted by the frigid air.

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

She gazes over the green call box to the blast doors with portholes. "Hmm." Grace walks towards the sealed ingress then vainly tries to peer through its armoured glass.

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

"Over here!" she blurts out a futile attempt to modulate her voice's volume. Grace breathes in to collect herself and then whispers, "A light. I saw a light through the glass."

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

She wordlessly offers a few nods and smiles during the earlier exchange. "Was our Intel outdated?" Grace musingly mutters while keeping her vantage point near the porthole.

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

"I think you're right, Mr. Hewitt." A pause. "If they abandoned the base, I doubt that cigarette butt would exist." Grace frowns during a moment of introspection. "This is so strange; nothing seems to fit." Another pause. "But yes, you're right… we could find some answers soon."

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

The redhead takes a tentative step into the now illuminated corridor. She utilises her handkerchief as an impromptu mask to ward off the ventilated stink. "Why didn't they fix this before us? The Jerries, I mean… something very odd about all of this," she vocalises her thoughts to the academic party.

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

She assists Yulia in picking through the Vault's detritus. Grace gasps and her back goes bolt upright when she hears the shotgun blast. The tension partially leaves her body upon hearing the shouted A-OK. "Um… problem for later," she murmurs to herself, trying to focus on the work at hand.

Investigation: * AchtungBot rolled a (1d6) with wild die for Razeam and got ( 3 3 ) Results: 3
Notice: * AchtungBot rolled a (1d6) with wild die for Razeam and got ( 4 5 ) Results: 5

Razeam fucked around with this message at Oct 2, 2016 around 13:44

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

"Unspeakable Cults? Hmm," Grace translates the 'Unaussprechliche Kulte' aloud. She then furrows her brow as she racks her brain regarding the occult text. After a moment, she sighs and shakes her head. "Doesn't ring a bell."

Knowledge (Occult): * AchtungBot rolled a (1d4) with wild die for Razeam and got ( 2 2 ) Results: 2

Razeam fucked around with this message at Oct 2, 2016 around 22:10

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

She looks over her Evenki compatriot's shoulder to double-check burnt piece of the vault internment record. Grace glances at Bradley and says, "It's hard to say from the scrap she found, sir. Looks like it's hard to tell if they even had it recently." A pause. "What is it?"

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

Grace wrings her hands during Ronnie's warning and Bradley verbally connecting the Nazis to the Unausprechlichen Kulten. "Spells to raise the dead?" She clears her throat. "It must be desperation." The MI6 agent glances at the entrance and asks the SOE operative, "Should some of us stand guard?"

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

The young woman clasps the Modèle D pistol close to her chest. Grace's wide-opened eyes also frequently dart towards their only exit.

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

She heeds S/Sgt. Thomas directions with a quick nod. "I wonder what's going on… could a sneaky Jerry have survived without any power?" Grace murmurs a query to her academic peers. She bites her bottom lip as she steadies her trembling hands. The agent then begins their walk to the map room.

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

The white knuckled grip on her firearm abates and colour returns to Grace's hands. She weakly smiles at Dicky and Dimitry. Her wandering gaze falls on the misshapen stars etched into the map. "Hmm… strange," she remarks while tracing her forefinger over the eldritch grooves to try matching the symbol to a memory.

Knowledge (Occult): * AchtungBot rolled a (1d4) with wild die for Razeam and got ( 2 5 ) Results: 5

Razeam fucked around with this message at Oct 5, 2016 around 03:46

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

"An occult symbol," she begins to elucidate, furrowing her brow before she adds, "This time from the Al-Azif by Abdul al-Hazrad. An unwholesome book from what I've heard about it." Grace gives Bradley a sidelong glance. "The Unaussprechliche Kulte and now this… they had a bizarre plan, for sure."

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

The hitherto silent woman absentmindedly responds with a "Yes, sir" to her superior officers. She stares at the now bloody vent with a resumed white-knuckled grip on her pistol.

Nausea (-2) check: Benny! * AchtungBot rolled a (1d8-2) with wild die for Razeam and got ( 12 1 ) Results: 12
2 Bennies left!

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

Grace covers her mouth to stifle a scream! She shudders while meeting the melange of corpses eye to eyes. The former spiritualist loses herself inside its sutured faces, her hand drooping down to reveal a mouth agape.

Horror (-2) check: * AchtungBot rolled a (1d8-2) with wild die for Razeam and got ( 7 -1 ) Results: 7

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

"Th-That can't be right. The dead rest, they don't…" her babbling trails off when she returns to the present. Grace frantically turns her head from Dicky to Yulia and squeaks an affirmative "Yes!"

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

She backpedals away from the abomination cloaking their surroundings in darkness! Grace slouches and holds up her arms; panting as she moves a short distance towards her destination.

Defend & moving towards the workshop; Parry 6,Toughness 5; Now with 3 Bennies!

Razeam fucked around with this message at Oct 6, 2016 around 21:23

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

Grace leans against a wall to steady her shaking and take a deep breath. She relaxes her posture a bit when Sgt. Willis volunteers for Lt. Kuznetsov's mission. "Go-Good luck," she stutters, offering a half smile to the two soldiers while her body still trembles.

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

She heeds the maxim of having strength in numbers by joining the main force. "Is it waiting for us?" Grace voices a fear through her now thoroughly wrinkled handkerchief. After a sigh, she puts it away and makes a face as her hands grip the Modèle D pistol.

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

The MI6 operative holsters her pistol and squints at the additional armaments. "I wouldn't know where to—" she begins to ask for advice before her eyes widen during the flickering lights. She snatches the Sturmgewehr 44 along with its spare magazine! Grace then joins the group's exit while carrying her loot.

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

The cacophonies behind Grace give her a start! She awkwardly stops to reorient her new rifle towards the blast door. The sights waver as she trains it on the disappearing space under the blast door while clenching her teeth. "Please stay away," she whimpers, her quivering index finger ready to squeeze the trigger.

Hold action! Agility d6; StG-44 d4 (2d8-1 24/48/96, RoF 3, Shots 30, Minimum Strength d6, AP 2, Auto.)

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

"It's not—ah!" she starts to answer Yulia before Harry's warning reaches her ears. Grace dives forward to take cover! It's then she sees its new faces and corpus through the dark. Her heart skips a beat as she finally squeezes the trigger!

Dropping prone and shooting; StG-44 d4 (2d8-1 24/48/96, RoF 3, Shots 30, Minimum Strength d6, AP 2, Auto.)
Horror (-2) check: * AchtungBot rolled a (1d8-2) with wild die for Razeam and got ( 4 2 ) Results: 4
Shooting: * AchtungBot rolled a (1d4+2) with wild die for Razeam and got ( 5 7 ) Results: 7
StG-44 (AP 2) damage: * AchtungBot rolled a (2d8-1) for Razeam and got ( 4 1 ) Total: 4

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

She unsteadily stands while pointing her rifle at the multifaceted carcass. The wide-eyed woman slowly stops aiming at it. "I am… what was that thing?" A pause. "What were those things?" After she stammering out a few thoughts, her frantic gaze turns to the smoke. "Um! The fire. Yes, you're right, sir. I'll look for something."

Notice check: * AchtungBot rolled a (1d6) with wild die for Razeam and got ( 1 5 ) Results: 5

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

Grace blanches a little when the power room is brought up. "I'll help how I can with our firefighting, sir."

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

After she more or less acts as cheerleader for the firefighting effort, Ms. Flynn absentmindedly nods at their commanding officer. She purses her lips and then muses, "Something must explain all this… the dead shouldn't come back so twisted."

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

Grace gingerly leafs through her occult texts with a furrowed brow. "I—um, we should research these…" she trails off into introspective silence before concluding: "Curiosities somewhere else." The former spiritualist begins to package the future research material. "They had a plan with these books. It couldn't have just been madness, I mean."

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Gráinne "Grace" Flynn

The MI6 agent decompressing before her debriefing trumps satisfying her academic curiosity. She recounts Dimitry bringing them to shore; her story glosses over Sir Taylor's briny encounter. Krasnoarmeets Rostov finding tracks leading to their ingress is described, and then, her spotting S/Sgt. Thomas through the blast door. Grace recalls the stench pervading the facility after power was restored by Sgt. Willis. The gunshot heard when she first helped her peers investigate the vault. Unaussprechliche Kulte and Agent Hewitt's reaction is related along with their other discoveries. A short digression is made about Black Sun accoutrements inside a Nachtwölfe base. She returns to her narration through telling them about the suspected German presence. After her account covers finding the aberrant star from the Al-Azif in the map room, she pauses for a solid ten seconds. Her voice trembles as she describes the many fingers reaching through the vent. Another, shorter pause.

"Sir… um, Mr. Barton-Morewood led us to the power room, we… it had too many faces, all dead and—it wasn't dead. It was somehow alive! The dead rest, they don't come back and try to kill us! I didn't see any life in their poor faces. It's like they were frozen in death and something was… um, anyway!"

Ms. Flynn hesitantly continues her report with their retreat to the workshop. She comments on the intelligence shown in the abomination utilising its superior mobility to target them and tactical objectives. This becomes her segue into the generator being attacked and Dr. Khulanova rescuing Lt. Kuznetsov. In addendum, she mentions the monstrosity withdrawing into the darkness after they sealed the bulkhead. Grace recalls wishing Lt. Kuznetsov and Sgt. Willis "good luck" when then planned to go to the armoury. However, she says Sgt. Barton-Morewood prioritised regrouping the squad. She remarks a second creature was killed and they went back to the armoury. A recollection of their short reprieve of securing new armaments turns into murmuring about horrifying, banging noises behind her. She breathlessly talks about gunfire and unsteadily holding a German rifle. A mumbled footnote that LCpl. Manahi warned them to take cover; her retelling omits finer details around the explosion. There is a period of silence.

"I saw it… there was a dog inside of it! Its muzzle with… other faces. It used its flesh and bone as terrible spears. They brought the dead it possessed to rest with bullets and flame. Mr. Willis kept the power running once the fire was under control. In the vault we found more books. Um! They saved Dimitry."

Gráinne soon explains she wasn't present during the submarine rescue. The debriefing ends once she fields a series of questions and clarifications about her version of events.

OOC nomination: Sgt. Willis for disarming the radio room trap, restoring power, engineering et cetera.

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

A coiffured and prim Grace cants her head at Sg Lt Cr. Woolley and chirps, "Do you know if they'll be able to share their research, sir? If our fellows studying abroad can send word to us, I mean."

Grace is offering Psychiatric Help to the demented! Advanced Knowledge (Occult) and Knowledge (Psychology) to d6.

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Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

She reflects on her time spent reading the Complete Works of Tacitus and aiding Izoldah while they walk to the aircraft. Grace remembers switching gears between reading the works of a Roman historian and helping a Soviet scout rationalise trauma making an interesting three weeks. The former spiritualist honed her skills intertwined with the two activities and as a byproduct, bolstered her resolve. It's when she put on her new parka and hat that a newfound inner strength crystallised with the realisation she was a useful asset to the team. A curious briefcase being presented to Bradley snapped Ms. Flynn out of her reverie as she gawks at it.

Advancing Spirit from d8 to d10!

Smarts check on reading The Complete Works of Tacitus and gaining an exclusively Knowledge (Occult) Benny: * AchtungBot rolled a (1d6) with wild die for Razeam and got ( 5 3 ) Results: 5

Knowledge (Psychology) rolls for Izoldah: * AchtungBot rolled a (1d6) with wild die for Razeam and got ( 2 4 ) Results: 4
* AchtungBot rolled a (1d6) with wild die for Razeam and got ( 13 1 ) Results: 13

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

Grace squirms in her seat as she attempts to keep herself from looking too intensely at the briefcase. "Aren't you going to open it?" she pouts at Bradley.

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

She leans over to spy the envelope and its contents. "Pabodie, Starkweather-Moore, Ritscher… hmm?" Grace's eyes go to the swastika on the metal disc before its "Neuschwabenland" tag. "New Swabia?" A pause. "But in Antarctica." After her commentary, she bites her bottom lip to internalise her thought processes for a spell. "So Antarctic explorers and a Jerry base. Maybe read them all… doubt Ritscher is the most important one, I mean. They wouldn't have put in the other two if this was just about Germany."

Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

The MI6 agent snatches the Pabodie folder to begin reading through its transcript. She smiles and chatters, "I'll handle this one, sir."

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Razeam
Jul 13, 2004

Nya~


Grace

Her mouth goes dry during their perusal of the documents. "Understood, sir," Grace absentmindedly responds to Bradley's warning. She tears her gaze from Pabodie's story to face Victoire and answer, "I'll have a cup, thank you! I'll need it to study about this before we land."

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