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”Posted by Doctor Obolensky on October 14, 2008”
A mob of those pesky rodents sometimes referred to as “urchins”, descended upon the Cove today.
Whilst sticking their grubby fingers on everything they could reach, the leader of this mob, the baker girl(?) claimed they had just come to deliver hot scones.
Of course, I was more than a little suspicious, firstly, scone delivery? When I have a difficult time getting freight shipped in? Secondly, I hadn’t ordered any scones. And thirdly, there was a sea of the unwashed little creeps.
To confirm my suspicions, I offered the scones to any of the lot that might want one. Not one stepped forward….as a matter of fact, a few of them inched back from the bag!
At this point, they attacked. Using some sort of freezing device, rendering me immobile, but I could still see (a bit blurrily) and hear (although muffled). Apparently, the originator of the freezing was a large man, dressed in black, wearing a black cloak. He appeared to be doing the bidding of the urchin mob.
While I was thus frozen, the ruffians left their goon to watch over me, and proceeded to search about such parts of my island as they could. Meanwhile, Mister Merricks turned up, and confronted the dark man, who claimed to be some sort of demon, and revealed that the children were looking for the mummy, or the ruby, or both.
When the mob returned, the short ugly pipe-smoking one proceeded to set upon Merricks. Completely unprovoked, mind you, and while the poor fellow was unable to defend himself, due to the dark man threatening him with some sort of spear.
At this point, they all piled onto the crude rafts they arrived on, and sodded off.
I am, as you can imagine, quite irked. I have not yet finished my survey, but it appears they made off with several items of value. Also, my analysis of the bag of scones revealed they were laced with drugs.
As you should know, I am not without means of revenge. I expect my goods returned, I expect the unsightly gnome of sailor to be beaten severely, and I expect an apology. Failure of any of these to occur, and I shall take quite appropriate revenge.
-Doctor G. Obolensky
””’Reply by Dr. Augustus Dayafter on October 14, 2008 at 5:35pm””’
While the alleged taking of your items would be on the wrong side of the law, calling one of our urchins an “unsightly gnome” and demanding that he be beaten severely is way off sir. Then, of course, you threaten to take “appropriate” revenge. Who might that ultimatum be addressed to? The Mayor? The Bow Street officers? Then, I ask you, who exactly the hell are you to demand anything of any body? You will find, sir, that demands are usually dealt with in a manner that is harmful to one’s health, especially in New Babbage. One cannot just go around demanding things, it gets other folks riled up a bit, and sometimes folks that demand things never get found.
Dr. Augustus Dayafter M.D.
P.S. Do not ever think you can threaten the urchins of Babbage without risking the ire of several airship crews.
””’Reply by Capt. Red Llewellyn on October 14, 2008 at 5:38pm””’
what an extordinary account, Dr. O! do you have any pictures of these events? how do we know this really happned!?
””’Reply by Dr. Augustus Dayafter on October 14, 2008 at 5:42pm””’
Or any witnesses? Before you count Mr. Merricks as a witness, remember that is was you that has already testified against his character in front of not only several reputable citizens of New Babbage, but in fron of an officer of the law as well.
””’Reply by Orchid McMillan on October 14, 2008 at 6:14pm””’
I cannot testify as to the events that happened at Clockspire, but I did witness the urchins gathering at the docks. Mr. Wirefly saw the same and saw them approaching Clockspire, so I can say with certainty that they did pay Dr. O at the very least, a visit.
””’Reply by Spider Sopwith on October 14, 2008 at 5:52pm””’
Why Doctor you surprise me! Letting a bunch of half pint scamps get the better of you? Even if they were assisted by some fellow with the ability to freeze peolple, This could be a terrible blow to your reputation.
””’Reply by Doctor Obolensky on October 14, 2008 at 6:19pm””’
Let me clear up something for you. Mister Dayafter, a group of thugs invaded my home, attacked myself and my guests, stole things, and attempted to drug me.
I believe that the demands I stated are quite reasonable, given the circumstances. If you wish to care for the little ragamuffins, perhaps you should spend less time defending their deeds, and more time teaching them manners.
After all, had the little beggars simply *asked* for a look round my island, I’d have been quite happy to give them a guided tour.
Now then, I have had a chat with Young Bob, the so-called “Mayor of the Urchins”, and he has agreed to my demands. While Mister Merricks watch was not returned, an even better one was provided in it’s place. An apology was given, and accepted. And Young Bob promised to see to the punishment of the frothing child-beast known as “Poop”.
As far as I am concerned, the matter is now settled.
””’Reply by Dr. Augustus Dayafter on October 14, 2008 at 6:45pm”””
First, Doctor Obolensky, it is DOCTOR Dayafter. I did not spend my time nor my energy at Miskatonic University’s medical program to be called “Mister”. As to any of your other useless drivel… Perhaps since you seem so keen on “manners” it should be you that teaches the urchins. Perhaps, if your reputation weren’t so nefarious in the first place, you’d be suspected less when crimes are committed. Perhaps if you didn’t constantly berate certain members of New Babbage’s populace, you’d actually be accepted as a decent person. I personally do not like to throw stones or burn bridges as it were, but just know that I hereby consider you an enemy.
Dr. Augustus Dayafter M.D.
OOC:((okay, just let other folks in, I do not actually hate Dr. O’s typist. I think he is one of the best roleplayers I have ever seen and I like him and respect him for it. He has challenged my mind and I jump at the chance to RP with him. I happen to believe that everybody should also jump at that chance, as he is one awesome RPer and his character is marvelous. Just wanted folks to know that so they didn’t think he and I were actually fighting, even in the least bit))
””’Reply by Jimmy Branagh on October 14, 2008 at 6:47pm”””
OOC: ((Jimmy’s typist agrees with Dr. Dayafter’s typist.))
””’Reply by Skusting Dagger on October 14, 2008 at 7:32pm””’
OOC:((Dagger’s typist also agrees))
I have found Doctor O to be a most splendidly played villain with a most charming and helpful typist pulling behind the strings keys.
””’Reply by Doctor Obolensky on October 14, 2008 at 7:01pm””’
Ah, I do apologize for missing out your title, Doctor. As an apology, perhaps I should send over a bag of scones?
I do appreciate your thoughts on the schooling of the urchins. I will, thanks to your suggestion, immediately speak with the Mayor about construction of a school, and the hiring of an appropriate teacher, and of course, requiring attendance by law. I’m sure they will all appreciate you bringing this desperate need to my attention.
I’m afraid I cannot reciprocate on this “enemy” business. I select my foes carefully, and quite frankly, you lack several important qualifications. I’m afraid you’ll have to settle for mild distaste.
-Doctor G. Obolensky
((And, thank you for the kind words. I also, don’t have any anger or distaste for any of the fine people of Babbage. Best folks to play with I’ve found in SL. :) The Doc, however, thinks you’re all loons. :P ))
””’Reply by Dr. Augustus Dayafter on October 14, 2008 at 7:43pm””’
I thank you for the offer of scones, but I am sure that my own drugs are far more potent. I do not ask for your reciprocation at all sir, nor do I desire it. I just wanted to give you a bit of a heads up. The crew of the Seraph will most certainly be watching you.
Dr. Augustus Dayafter M.D.
””’Reply by Capt. Red Llewellyn on October 15, 2008 at 7:00am””’
((LOL: good one, gus!
U.N. Representative: So, Mr. Evil…
Dr. Evil: It’s Dr. Evil, I didn’t spend six years in Evil Medical School to be called “mister,” thank you very much. ))
””’Reply by Dr. Augustus Dayafter on October 15, 2008 at 7:48am””’
((I’m glad you picked up on it :P ))
””’Reply by Capt. Red Llewellyn on October 16, 2008 at 6:10am””’
((gus, but of course…catching/releasing movie quotes..is a favourite sport of mine!))
””’Reply by Antikythera String on October 15, 2008 at 12:24pm”””
As Doctor Obolensky was educated in Europe, I simply assumed he was following the British convention of referring to medical men as “Mister”.
””’Reply by DreddPirateBob on October 14, 2008 at 7:07pm””’
Aye we got it all sorted out alright but with fair respect i should point out some things (to void geting a booting):
I was in purly an unofficial capacity as Mayor, and not Mayor of the Urchins, but of New Babbage. I know we have a perfectly good one, in fact he’s a good chap for a Mayor, but he didnt happen to be about, and as the resident genius and all around heroic type i thought i better step in. After today i dont think anyone would want that kind of responsibility, even if the rest of the time its all free cakes and lounging. Hmm cakes.
I would also like to mention “New Bobbage”. Not saying anything mind, just like the sound of it….
Adressing the urchin incident. The urchin in question is a feisty type as we all know, and we love him for it. It is not my place to organise or even suggest that he should be punished in any way but i had to get DR O out of there before all hell broke loose. As far as i’m concerned i dont trust the cat fellow and he was too quick to wave his pistol around to NOT be worthy of a punch in the belly. There were too many arms and after Moriarty showed his self many were shook up and trigger happy. Understandable i think.
As far as the scone issue, i found one of them quite tasty and tho i was warnnn……
””’Reply by Sanus Kanarik on October 15, 2008 at 8:54am””’
Next time come to me Bob…I think i know how to deal with people better than you(Threats work wonders) Mr Whippy McYellsalot…
””’Reply by Sylvie Franizzi on October 14, 2008 at 6:10pm””’
”*tries with great difficulty to hold back a smirk*” Dear Doctor, have you given any of these, erm, how did you put it, “unwashed little creeps” any reason to suspect you? And I must agree that you yourself have already turned Mr Merricks into somewhat of an unreliable character witness at best. So his testimony is liable to be met with great skepticism.
””’Reply by Doctor Obolensky on October 14, 2008 at 6:48pm””’
Miss Franizzi… Perhaps I have missed a news item? From your tone, I must assume that recently Babbage has turned out it’s police force, and hired on a pack of children? Not that that would be *less* effective than the current lot, but I had rather thought there was a height requirement for induction.
I have already given Mister Holmes and his dogsbody a thorough tour of my island. I am willing to arrange the same for any sane, polite individuals, should they wish to assure themselves of my innocence or lack thereof.
As for Mister Merricks, I have apologized to him, for it seems that Holmes has questioned him, and is satisfied of his lack of guilt. While circumstances did make it appear he was behind the theft, it turns out there was a more sinister, and less furry hand at work.
-Doctor G. Obolensky
””’Reply by Sylvie Franizzi on October 15, 2008 at 8:46am””’
”*wry smile*” Oh yes, haven’t you heard? The urchins have been recruited to act as Babbage’s Criminal Janitors. And I must say that I personally adore the idea of the little ones with firearms! Nothing makes me feel safer! And should you require the assistance of the BCJ in the future, I highly recommend contacting Bob. I believe you’ve already made his acquaintance. However, he does not act as Mayor in that capacity. Last I heard his official title was Supreme Allied Ruler. Not 100% on that though; you may want to check with him.
And I am quite glad to hear you’ve reconciled with Mr Merricks.
*gives the urchins a wink and a proud smile*”
””’Reply by DreddPirateBob on October 15, 2008 at 3:00pm””’
how about COBRA?
Cult Of Bob Resistance Army…
((a linden to the first person to tell me which movie thats from))
””’Reply by Doctor Obolensky on October 15, 2008 at 3:04pm””’
(( So Bob is going to be….Cobra Commander? ))
””’Reply by DreddPirateBob on October 15, 2008 at 3:32pm””’
((Boink! Huge ‘action force’ fan! (might have been GI Joe in the states, smaller figures than BLighty’s Action Man). I loved Zartan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zartan
he was my idol and still is. More so now i have read the above and dear god no wonder i’m like i am if HE was my hero age 10 XD. Paranoid schitzophrenic? A TOY?!))
””’Reply by Zebrati Merricks on October 14, 2008 at 6:17pm””’
And this is why one should never take a cat nap when on guard duty. You wake up to find your island covered with people and a spear at you neck.
””’Reply by Vendetta Welles on October 14, 2008 at 7:03pm””’
To Messrs Obolensky & Merricks
sincere apologies for any accidental singeing which may have occurred upon our last meeting.
Rest assured that I shall give better warning in future should I need to expose either of your persons to extremes of temperature.
Vendetta Welles, esq.
””’Elina Koskinen on October 14, 2008 at 7:12pm””’
These urchins have no style at all when breaking in, apparently.
””’Reply by DreddPirateBob on October 14, 2008 at 7:19pm””’
hey, its not many burglers that bring cakes!
””’Reply by Elina Koskinen on October 14, 2008 at 7:21pm””’
That is at least polite, I concur.
””’Reply by Doctor Obolensky on October 14, 2008 at 7:32pm””’
hands Holmes a scone< ””’Reply by Breezy Carver on October 14, 2008 at 7:46pm””’ ~~ sighs ~~ covers ((a suppose to be )) sleeping darlin Bob … ponders ” What is … “(( insert you all know here )) …… For the Love of Heavens … of course the children botched up to a degree alas they just be children … ah think for a moment what a grand adventure they must have had … the bonding .. the joy … the pitter patters the splash of sea water …upon your docks with their many feet … my Goodness there is nothing grander in this world then the sound of happy children’s hearts … Quite frankly I applaud that you had a grand place for them to have a most remarkable quest to .go seek .. . What harm could they have done .. I have taught them to pet and rub and scratch kitty’s tummys ears and the such and never harm a friendly creature of sorts .. including if not ..((pet)) of any kind .. offers in peace Mr Merricks some warm milk and fresh fish there there no one means you any harm …. As for You Doctor Obolenky I am off to go bake some of my own scones (( and I love the new bridge in Wheatstone ..thankyou Indeed !!! As I really never had a chance to say something with all the fuss )) Also please note this was a Dare I type .. three part adventure it kept turning and some grand folks and well I don’t know what he is appeared .. The late afternoon was quite one to be remembered .. Miss Beq * blushes at my past mistaking for so long thankyou for being kind * I do hope you recoved alright ..warm smile ……and to all a big grin I would only Imagine Indeed the Plots thicken and Alas as always to be continued .. (( off to fetch my scones out of the oven .. lemmon and Poppy if anyone cares .. :p)) ””’
Reply by Gordon Soleil on October 14, 2008 at 8:46pm””” Oh dear. Would this “baker girl” be Miss Igaly, my secondary employer? I hope not; she seemed like such a good person while she was giving the interview. ””’
Reply by Myrtil on October 15, 2008 at 5:50am””’ ”*smiles and whistles innocently*”
””’Reply by Sanus Kanarik on October 15, 2008 at 8:51am””’ I suggest we all just forget about this…After I get my watch back that is…*lupine grin*
””’Reply by Poopdeck Halfpint on October 15, 2008 at 9:13am””’ Yer losk yer watchk too?
””’Reply by Zebrati Merricks on October 15, 2008 at 9:52am””’ ”*tauntingly waves Sanus’ watch at him*” Ive got your fathers watch.
””’Reply by Poopdeck Halfpint on October 15, 2008 at 10:00am””’ Yer a thiefk an’ a liar. Yer prolly stoled yer own watchk.
””’Reply by Sanus Kanarik on October 15, 2008 at 10:52am””’ You know how theres more than one way to skin a cat? I know lots of them. And I have a few new gadgets.
””’Reply by Poopdeck Halfpint on October 15, 2008 at 9:10am””’ In me own defensk, I only used me fisks on Misker Merrickses afker he pointered his gun at me frens. Noboddy threttings me frens! An’ I didnink takes yer ol’ watchk neither, Misker Merrickses. I tells me time by tha sun an’ tha stars. Mebbe it falled offk when I punchked yer. Didjer looks unner tha dock fer it? I betcher didink. An then ya gone an’ done the same thing out at tha pier. Pointerin’ yer gun at me frens. I didink lets yer get aways wittit onct, didjer thinks I’d letcher gits aways wittit twict? An you, Dokker Ol’ Baloney, yer yelled at me fren Misk Carvers fer nuthin’. Nobody kin does that an gits aways wittit. (Poopdeck goes back up to his porch and lights his pipe)
””’Reply by Natacha Chernov on October 15, 2008 at 12:25pm””’ I must admit I too took a short ride around the Clokspire Cove yesterday with my little airship, but didn’t landed… I didn’t want to disturb good Doctor from his work, I was just admiring the building and scenery… (Natacha lowers her voice not to be heard by Dr. Obolenski and turned to urchins) shh… have you found anything?
””’Reply by Serafina Puchkina on October 15, 2008 at 12:48pm””’ Hold on, everyone! Everyone’s been terrorized by the mummy who apparently is seeking the return of the ruby. Nerves are frayed, teeth are on edge, and some of us are having trouble resting in our beds at night. Now apparently the urchins are taking it upon themselves to find the ruby. Who hasn’t suspected the well-guarded fortress of Doctor Obolensky to be the hiding place? I don’t condone what the urchins did, but I admire their pluck. We need to stop fighting amongst ourselves and find that blasted ruby! It’s probably someplace no one has thought to search? Remember Poe’s story of the purloined letter? Where is that ruby? Who is conducting a thorough search of Babbage? Return of the jewel will quiet the mummy and restore peace to our community (until the next threat comes along).
””’Reply by Skusting Dagger on October 15, 2008 at 1:09pm””’ The next threat is already here Miss Puchkina. In the form of Jason Moriarty. Just look at what nearly happened the last time he was here… This is the film obtained at great risk from their archives, and depicts the opening of some sort of spatial rift high over the Imperial Theater in Babbage Square. God only knows what was trying to make its way through from the other side until Professor Nishi managed to close the rift and render the Porta Terrarum (aka the Eliot Device) inert, if not completely destroyed. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkZCW3_b17g&feature=player_embedded]
””’Reply by Natacha Chernov on October 15, 2008 at 2:38pm””’ Exactly, Mr Dagger, we need to be very carefull, and without Prof. Nishi It will be much much harder to defeat Moriarty… Just small correction: this film material wasn’t obtained at great risk, it was actually delivered to Mayor with note saying “greetings from Van Greed” or something like that… So fighting Moriarty, we must not forget there are other parties involved, and Van Greed seems to be most dangerous of them… Actually I’m wondering if Moriarty showed up again, will van Greed, The Thirteen or this masonic lodge also reappear in Babbage? And I have an idea which may seem very mad, but just think about it. What if we will convince Moriarty that the Ruby is what he exactly need, maybe we manage to set him and The Mummy onto each other? Just an idea…
””’Reply by Sanus Kanarik on October 15, 2008 at 1:19pm””’ I say we search every sqare centimeter of babbage…Starting with clockspire…I dont trust that cat man…I swear he did it… ””’Reply by Breezy Carver on October 15, 2008 at 4:12pm””’
and later that same day indeed ….
””’Reply by Breezy Carver on October 15, 2008 at 4:16pm””’
””’Reply by Skusting Dagger on October 15, 2008 at 4:18pm””” My dear I am so proud of you; standing up to Moriarty like that! (and check your in box dear)
””’Reply by Zebrati Merricks on October 15, 2008 at 7:57pm””” You dont like me because I called you a flea bitten mutt.
””’Reply by Jyskel Radek on October 15, 2008 at 8:51pm””’ That would make two of us, sir. Granted, the pup has been a little less disheveled in recent times.
””’Reply by Sanus Kanarik on October 15, 2008 at 9:05pm””’ I dont like you because you are a thief, a liar, and a disgrace to all intelligent life. Now either return my watch, or i will take it with your hat!
””’Reply by Jezebelle String on October 15, 2008 at 9:30pm””’ My, quite harsh aren’t ye? Talking’s of skinning cats and stealing hats! Shame on you, mutt.
””’Reply by Sanus Kanarik on October 15, 2008 at 10:24pm””’ Shame on me? He stabbed me when i was tryin ta get my watch back
””’Reply by Jezebelle String on October 15, 2008 at 11:14pm””’ Shame on both of you then! ;]
””’Reply by Zebrati Merricks on October 16, 2008 at 4:51pm””’ Dont forget I tried to bite you nose off after you chased me around the waterways. Then again I guess I need the exercise…at least you think so.
””’Reply by Mara Razor on October 15, 2008 at 9:20pm””’ Jimmy!!!! You weren’t involved in this hooliganism were you???
””’Reply by Jimmy Branagh on October 15, 2008 at 9:56pm””’ Ummm …. ((Jimmy digs his toe into the dirt, and chuckles, ready to scoot.))
””’Reply by Jyskel Radek on October 16, 2008 at 3:18am””’ HA! Be proud o’ what you’ve done, boy! Stand tall and pound your chest!
””’Reply by Mara Razor on October 16, 2008 at 6:27am””’ No hot chocolate for you!!!
””’Reply by Sanus Kanarik on October 16, 2008 at 11:24am””’ From you anyways :>