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Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Dr. Quantum on Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:16 pm

(Check the sticky for the view of the house and living room.)

Guiding them to his home, giving anyone a ride who didn't have one, he invites them all into the house. Although the windows seem closed and covered from the exterior, once inside, sunlight streams through the clear view. Steel bars covering the window seem to have been made opaque through an application of Science. Careful study will lead one to the assumption that this is precisely how Reinhard enjoys the view from his home without maintaining his camouflage field generator permanently.

Noelle and Alton had already seen beyond his illusory form, and so he wasted no time turning things off so Doc Ion could see the metal man underneath. He refused to maintain that farce around the other Awakened of the city, so of course he felt there was little to no point in regards to other members of his Tradition. Beverages were provided for any who were interested by his associate; a slightly withered Chinese man who showed no signs of life, with the unusual exception of a continued ambulatory form.

"Welcome to my home, Doctor Ion. As I was going to say, before I reasoned a change of venue might be prudent. While it's true many of the factions within our Tradition hold a particular area of Sciences dear to their hearts, they all consist of people. And people have agendas. I believe Dr. De Haven simply wishes to hear yours, should you have one." He turns to look at Alton briefly. "Though I'll admit, I'm rather curious as to why."
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Doctor Ion on Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:06 pm

Ion walks slowly around the house, his attention momentarily on the steel bars that are opaque and the rest of the house. Some might misunderstand and think him slow witted in some manner. But to the careful observer his movements are deliberate and his attention curious and focused.

He takes the beverage and thanks the Chinese man without realizing anything might be amiss.

He nods when the other Doctor talks, but he is still looking elsewhere. When he is finished talking, he looks up to respond.

Noticing the metal man and the Chinese man who showed no signs of life, Ion takes a step back and curses. "Holy fu#$"

After a moment he composes himself. "Sorry, I was not aware we had made such advances in science."
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Dr. Alton De Haven on Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:47 pm

Alton's black SUV waits outside. The only sign of life inside is the ember of a cigarette burning in the driver's mouth. "All this is and more, Doctor. The benefits of having a lab." He takes a drink, pouring himself two fingers of scotch. He sips as he takes in the surroundings once more. "I ask because I am about to form my own faction and I am looking to take as many of the more militant dissidents with me."

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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Doctor Ion on Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:29 pm

Ion looks obviously uncomfortable when the word "militant" is used.

"I was not aware that Son of Ether ideological disagreements were systematic in such a way that we had internal factions. That is unfortunate."

He looks away for a moment. "I believe that we should strive to Inspire others, and that we have a responsibility to be ethical. Though individual ethics often differ. What do you mean by a dissident."
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Noelle on Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:45 pm

Here at home she felt more at ease, especially with Reinhard shifted back into his normal form. She dared to leave the safety of her mentor's arms here and somewhat quietly follows Doctor Ion around the room, to try and see what he was seeing. As such when he stepped back he nearly stepped into her. Silently, she moved out of the way so that he wouldn't notice.

When Alton spoke she called out, "I'll join with you." It was the loudest that Noelle had lifted her voice since Doctor Ion had joined them. Instead of shy whispers she spoke in normal conversational tones. Her physical closeness to the newcomer was given away by her voice.
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Dr. Quantum on Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:10 pm

Reinhard gave Noelle what could be considered a reproachful eye. He didn't want to prevent her from learning to trust others, but he was worried she might learn to give it too freely after a time. He studied Alton's face before asking a few questions of his own. "I can't say I disagree about the narrowmindedness of some of the other factions, but why do you believe it's necessary to form a militant branch? Do you think we're too soft on the enemy? Do you think it would help solve any of the greater issues? People are losing their sense of wonder. They've conformed. Do you think we'll win hearts and minds with a force of arms? I doubt I need to remind you of the lesson of Czar Vargo."
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Dr. Alton De Haven on Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:51 pm

He smiled. Perhaps it was at Noelle's easy acceptance or Rienhard's opening move. "I believe we have sat out of the Ascension war for far too long. Czar Vargo was a great man, even if his engine was a point of controversy. But we have overreacted due to the actions of such men as Professor von Gegabelterblitz, Dr. Newman and even the acts of Dr. Reinhardt in the great war. We abhor violence unless it is performed by great men such as Doctor Eon, for whom we even go so far as to name the Chair of Tradition Defense after. I do not call us all away from inspiring minds, that is a great and noble task. I call for those of us willing to risk ourselves to protect the tradition so that we may continue to lead others to their individual awakenings." He takes a long sip of scotch and looks at the doctors in the room.

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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Doctor Ion on Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:45 pm

Ion still looks confused. "I thought that was what the Adventurer's League did. And by violence, do you mean force? I had been told that Czar Vargo used robots and non lethal methods."
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Noelle on Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:13 pm

Noelle gave Reinhard an appropriately humble look in response. She walked over to him and hugged him around the middle. Alton earned a smile for what she saw was his encouragement of her eagerness. Once she hugged Reinhard she gathered up a few things from her work desk and placed them down in the center of the room between all of the doctors. While she listened she quietly went to work building something that looked incredibly intricate and delicate. Every now and again she looked up at whichever man happened to be speaking. It was clear she was absorbing everything.
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Dr. Quantum on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:15 pm

"Czar Vargo was powerful. And he did use non-lethal methods. But he overreached. To the point that the Consensus slapped him clean out of existence. I tread a close enough line in that regard already. Honestly, Alton, I had hoped to ask for your input on helping me design something of a more...sleeper-friendly form. Something that could see the light of day without sacrificing any of my current defenses. And if we joined you? If we helped you form this crusade? How would you suppose we begin?"

He focused his eyes on Noelle's drawing , trying to determine the purpose of the device she was sketching out.
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Dr. Alton De Haven on Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:40 pm

"We begin by making ourselves know to the tradition at large. The announcement of a new faction is not something to be taken lightly so take what time you need to prepare. After that it is a matter of consolidating resources. We currently sit in a lull where the war is cold but how long will that last? They've had a decade to form their ranks and as each month goes by I see more and more technocratic activity. Just last month they tried to kill or capture my son. While one day I hope we may provide operatives of our own to fight them, for now I will settle by providing gadgets and devices to those already in the field."

He downs the last of his drink to reinforce his courage and refresh his throat. "As for the adventurers we will hardly be taking any of their glory. I know from personal experience that any technocratic plots they foil are by luck. They aren't out there looking for trouble, most of them are following their own research projects. If anything we will be providing them security and supplies for their expeditions."

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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Doctor Ion on Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:52 pm

Ion nods when Alton is talking, considering what is being said. "I am sorry about your son. Is he ok?"
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Noelle on Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:37 pm

Noelle was creating a clock work butterfly, one who's wings actually beat and that was light enough to actually fly. It was her bit of magic, making something mundane into something beautiful. When Alton mentioned about his son she looked up at him interested in the answer to Doctor Ion's question.
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Dr. Quantum on Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:19 pm

Reinhard took a pad of paper and began to plan out some schematics based on Noelle's drawing. "I'm sorry to hear they came after your family. I can only assume by your words that the Union was unsuccessful, and for that I'm thankful. I do hope that's the case? There is a Technocratic element in this area that I'm looking into. And this one was one of ours that defected. I'm not against your proposal. I don't fear conflict. But my interests are defense-based, I'll say that."
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Dr. Alton De Haven on Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:07 pm

"My son is unharmed, though the Orphan that accompanied him required extensive medical treatment. Their only saving grace was that at the last minute I decided to follow them with an apprentice in case they required back up. For now defense is all we need. And I'm not only interested in defense against the technocracy, but all enemies of ascension. Our faction does not have a hand in dealing with Nephandi nor do we have a unified stand on Marauders. I don't plan on being the one to reignite the war, I simply plan on being prepared when they do."

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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Doctor Ion on Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:09 pm

"My grasp of science is limited, so I may not be capable of helping. But I would like to assist in the creation of defensive devices."

Looking over at the butterfly, he exclaims. "That is awesome. How did you make it so light weight?"
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Noelle on Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:20 pm

Noelle listened to Alton. Words were filed away to be asked about later. Reinhard could see the questions already forming before her eyes but she remained quiet for the others. When Doctor Ion spoke to her, Noelle looked over at him, somewhat surprised but clearly pleased.

She slid a little bit closer and held up the delicate thing that she was still in the process of crafting. "It's meant to fly, so I made certain to get the lightest weight metals possible. Also, if you see here and here, I made the gears a bit smaller than they would be usually. It takes a whole bunch of patience but I finally got it all to fit together. There's still some finishing touches before it's entirely done.." She blushed a bit as she showed off her work. "It's not magic yet, I haven't learned how to."
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Dr. Quantum on Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:11 pm

A cold hand went to Noelle's back. He rubbed it in a gesture of love and encouragement. "I'm sure it won't be long. You're a bright young woman. I'm very lucky to have you around. I hope you know that."

He nodded to Alton and Ion. "Well, my help might be limited till I've regained my Etheric Doctorate, but I'm willing to help where I'm able. My specialty is in Pyrometallurgy, if it becomes relevant in the future. I wouldn't be surprised if it was pretty helpful in treating the metals for a rather lightweight clockwork butterfly." He looked back to his apprentice when he said his last bit.
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Doctor Ion on Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:36 pm

(ooc: strange, it seemed to have dropped my post)

Leaning over but being careful not to invade her personal space, Ion whispers almost conspiratorially "Magic? People often misconstrue science with something mystical. From my research, I have found that effects which people consider miraculous, and even the abilities of other "

He pauses, thinking of proper wording. "..types of enhanced humanoids all generate the same type of energy and in massive quantities. I have built a device which can measure and catalog such emissions."

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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Dr. Alton De Haven on Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:18 pm

"I thank you for your help in the future, but will you stand with me when I announce the formation to the tradition?" The doctor ignored the side conversation and went to pour himself another drink. If they said no he'd make the announcement on his own and need the tincture for courage and if they agreed he'd need it to celebrate.

(OOC note: Faction Founder is a 4 pt. Merit I plan on buying. I am more or less asking if you would like to join me in buying it. The merit appears in The Bitter Road pg. 117 for more information.)

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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Noelle on Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:17 pm

Noelle smiled proudly up at Reinhard. There was a distinctive blush on her cheeks. "I know." It was clear that she was pleased by the compliments of her mentors.

When Doctor Ion leans in, she looks a bit surprised but his conspiratorial tone had her leaning closer into him. "Really? Can I see it?" The girl's curiosity seemed to be endless.
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Dr. Quantum on Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:34 pm

He gives a stern nod and pours himself a glass as well. His body didn't quite metabolize these things in the same way, but it was the principle of the thing. Or at least that's what he'd convinced himself of. "Yes. I'll stand with you. But what of the details? A name for this faction, an authority structure. Do we welcome all, or are these 'operatives' hand picked? And do you intend on making this offer to anyone else before we go public? I apologize for the lists, but I'm sure it's better I get these sort of questions out of the way."
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Doctor Ion on Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:12 am

Looking to Noelle, Ion grins and says softly "Sure, when we are done I would be glad to show you."

Standing up, he stretches out his legs. "I imagine that many of us feel helpless, or need to feel like they are doing something. Or want to strike back at the Union. This seems like a great way to constructively funnel those impulses. I am worried that those with violent tendencies will use the goal of defense as an unmitigated outlet. Maybe we should put checks in place. Police forces usually have an internal affairs unit of some sort."
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Noelle on Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:41 am

"I look forward to it." The teenager grinned at Doctor Ion momentarily until he joined in with the others. The larger conversation was something that interested her but she felt as if it would be appropriate to readily join in on. Instead of contributing she went back to fiddling with the butterfly. Those still paying some attention would notice that she managed to get the mechanism that made the wings flap working.
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Re: Chance Meeting Continued (Doctors, Noelle.)

Post by Dr. Alton De Haven on Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:09 pm

"All things we need to talk about. I've made the offer to others and the only other to make the announcement will be my eldest son, Mal. We've been throwing names back and forth but as of yet nothing has stuck. Perhaps it would be better if these things were discussed formally. Why don't you all come to my lab on Block Island? Sit down and discuss the finer details of organizing a small army." He smiles as he sips his drink.

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