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>Previous part: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/40557478/

You are Louise du Petit-Thouars, a well off young lady in late 19th century Paris. In spite, or perhaps because of your life of privilege, you grew fascinated with theft. You have grown to be quite good at it. Your first succesful theft happened after you seduced the director of the National Library, Victor Fr├ęzier, and managed to get close to some rare Korean books. After ditching him, you made your way to Toulon where you succesfully intercepted 13 Egyptian statues with some help from the local underworld. You burried the statues near some village in the vicinity of Toulon and made your way back home, to the outskirts of Paris.

However, upon your homecoming you discovered that Paris seems to be in disarray. In the distance you can hear the sound of gunfire and explosives, and neither you nor your butler seem to have any idea what's going on.

>Enter your residence, stay inside until it's clear what's going on
>Ask the neighbors what's going on
>Get to the city proper, find out what's going on for yourself
>Write-in
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Some rules and other affairs of note:
>Louise is an educated woman, and therefore assumed to be fluent in French, Spanish, Italian, English and German
>Louise is affluent, it is assumed that she can afford most services and purchases
>The campaign is semi-historical: the campaign will take place somewhere between 1880 and 1900, but some minor facts or persons may be changed
>Automobiles exist, but are not widely available. Louise does not possess one.

>When a roll is required, the best roll of the first three will be picked
>Rolling a 20 means automatic success, rolling a 1 means automatic failure. They do not cancel each other out
>The standard DC for the theft of a prominent treasure is 20, this means that only a natural 20 will result in a successful theft
>There are many factors that can increase or decrease the DC for a theft, a non-exclusive list will follow

Bonuses:
>Familiarity with or blueprints of the location (-2 DC)
>Gained the trust of a minor key figure such as a guard (-2 DC) or a major key figure such as the captain of the guard or the victim himself (-4 DC) (Non-cumulative)
>The theft is committed while the treasure to be stolen is being transported (-2 DC)
>The theft is committed while the treasure to be stolen is outside of Europe * (-2 DC)

Penalties:
>A major key figure knows Louise and has reason to suspect or dislike her (+4 DC)
>The treasure to be stolen has been stored in a vault, safe or other such secure location (+2 DC)
>The treasure cannot be carried away inconspicuously and no appropriate measures to transport the treasure to a safe place have been taken (+2 DC)

*Colonial and indigenous authorities are presumed to be less motivated and easier to bribe
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>>40576762
Well here we go again.

>>Try talking with people that are trying to get into Paris and ask what's going on
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Just us this fine evening it seems
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>>40577135
I'm leaving this thread up to see what happens. If it dies and nobody else posts, I guess I'll put up a strawpoll on twitter to gauge interet in this thread.
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>>40577195
*interest in this quest
Polite self-sage
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>>40577195
Maybe more will come?
i'll go with
>>Enter your residence, stay inside until it's clear what's going on
better stay safe
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>>40576762
>Enter your residence, stay inside until it's clear what's going on
>Send Philippe to get a neswpaper

ohman i completely missed the thread
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>>40577371
seconding this
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Shit, I was busy in some other tabs and kind of forgot this was still going on. Still, good to see there's still some interest!

>>40576798
Talk to people trying to get in

>>40577371
>>40577469
>>40577530
Stay indoors, check the papers
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>>40577651
There`s like 3 or 4 ppl total playing at all times,QM
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You choose to enter your residence for now. It may be safe to remain indoors as long as you're not aware what's going on. "Philippe, check the mail. Maybe oen of the newspapers can tell us what's going on."

"Of course madame." Your butler retrieves the newspapers of the past few days and hands them to you. Youpick up the most recent paper. The headline reads "Instability in the capital." It's a vague article that doesn't give away too much details but does give you some insight. It informs you that in the past few days, large groups of young men have been rioting in the capital. Their demands are as of yet unclear, but they've claimed multiple times that they will be listened to, even if it means overthrowing the government. They predicted their uprising, and that their time would come.

"This sounds like nothing more than an upset rabble, not a revolution" you mumble out loud. "Still, this doesn't look good."

>Check out the city for more details
>Wait until the disorder is over, plan your next move
>See if you can exploit the chaos to get to the Sultans treasure
>Write-in
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>>40577849
>>Check out the city for more details
young men huh?
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>>40577849
>>See if you can exploit the chaos to get to the Sultans treasure
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>>40577849
>Check out the city for more details
>Go to the nearest bar,ask around about the situation
>Check the newspapers and rumors for the next theft mark
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>>40577881
>>40577990
Check out the city

>>40577924
Try to exploit the chaos
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As dangerous as it may be, you curiousity gets the better of you. "Philippe, stay here. I'm going to figure out what's going on in the city." You leave and make your way for the city proper.

You notice that the city itself is rather chaotic. While the destruction is limited in nature, you can see some rubble and corpses of soldiers and civillians alike sprawled out on the streets. You try to invastigate the scene further, but have no time as you hear a large group approaching. You duck into an alley and hide behind some crates, observing the scene.

The men that are marching through the street are young men in civillian clothing, but heavily armed. Peeking over the crates, you can see that they're being shot at by a small group of soldiers. The civillians don't give in, however, and charge forward with a loud, high pitched shriek. With bullets, bayonets, sabers and clubs, the small group of soldiers is quickly and easily overwhelmed, the survivors dispersing. You can see one of the fleeing soldiers running into the alley where you're hiding.

>Let him run past you while staying undetected
>Stop him, ask him what's going on
>Pounce on top of him, knock him out and take his uniform
>Write-in
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>>40578232
>Let him run past you while staying undetected
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>>40578232
>Let him run past you while staying undetected
>Get back to your house
ok fuck this city,let`s go abroad
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>>40578232
>>Stop him, ask him what's going on
He'll probably shoot us but we've got to find out what's really going on here
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>>40578258
>>40578302
Stay undetected

>>40578327
Stop and ask
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You let the soldier run past you, he barely even detects you. The group of young men lets out more shrieks, whether it's in frustration or celebration you cannot tell. "Fuck this city" you whisper to yourself. "I'm out of here."

When you get back home, Philippe greets you with a warm meal. "Welcome back madame, did you learn anything?". You shake your head.

"I didn't see much. Saw a group of young men fighting a smaller group of soldiers and take them out. I guess the army will take care of things sooner or later."

>Wait until tomorrow, check the newspaper for more info
>Wait until the violence dies down, find something else to steal
>Move to London and somehow steal the large golden calf
>Wait for a while, dig up the treasure you left behind in the south
>Write-in
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>>40578507
>>Wait until tomorrow, check the newspaper for more info and something new to steal maybe in another country?
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>>40578507
Let's go see how Victor is doing.
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>>40578507
>Wait until the violence dies down, find something else to steal
You dropped yor trip, by the way
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>>40578557
Screw Victor

>Wait until the violence dies down, find something else to steal
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>>40578507
>Wait until tomorrow, check the newspaper for more info
>Find a target for theft abroad
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>>40578557
I support this, as just going to suggest it myself
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>>40578557
Seconding.
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>>40578540
>>40578599
>>40578561
>>40578573
Wait until tomorrow, find something else to steal/read info in the newspapers

>>40578557
>>40578659
Check up on Victor

Have we abandoned our husbando?
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>>40578690
so far his only positive quality is that he has a dick.
other than that,he`s a wimpy,insecure, unemployed nobody.
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You decide to call it a day and hang out at home for the rest of the day. You had an adventure in Toulon and decide it's not a bad idea to rest for the day. Let the mess that's going on in the capital solve itself, you need to catch your breath for a day. For a moment, your mind wanders off to Victor. You wonder how he's doing amidst all this chaos. You spend of the rest of the day entertaining yourself before going to sleep.

The next morning, you're awoken by Philippe. "Good morning madame, I've prepared breakfast for you." You enjoy your tea and breakfast as you flip through the morning paper. Todays paper only dedicates a short section to the unrest of Paris. It claims that the unrest has been suppressed. The profile of the average participant in the riots is that of a single young man, often unemployed, who is displeased with the status quo. One of them has been reported to say that "This is not the last you've heard of us! As long as there are some of us out there, we'll rise again!". You gloss through some other articles, looking for something to steal. Your eye falls on the headline...

>German impressionist exposition in Strasbourg
>Belgian art collector dies, collection to be auctioned
>Italian collection to be moved from Paris to Lyon
>None of them, you want to visit Victor first
>Write-in

>>40578713
To be fair, we caused his unemployment
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>>40578573
>Screw victor
Well, if you say so...
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>>40578871
>>German impressionist exposition in Strasbourg
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>>40578871
>German impressionist exposition in Strasbourg

Yea we did!Next time he won`t be so gullible
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>>40578871
>Italian collection to be moved from Paris to Lyon
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>>40578871
By the way how safe is our mansion in Paris?
maybe we should secure our stolen books some more?
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>>40579039
For the purposes of this quest, safe enough. All your conquests are stored in a secured basement.
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>>40578871
>>German impressionist exposition in Strasbourg
Also, fucking Beta Uprising
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>>40578911
>>40578923
>>40579156
German exposition

>>40578986
Italian collection
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Your eye falls on the headline "German impressionist exposition in Strasbourg". It will celebrate the greatest pieces of art produced by German impressionist painters as well as some German painters from different art styles.

The French minister of culture makes his displeasure known in an interview.
>"This exposition is an insult, bordering on downright provocation. Holding an exposition celebrating German artists of a French artistic movement in a French city? It sounds to me that the Kaiser has the delusional pretense that Germany can replace France as the cultural heart of Europe."

The mayor of Strassburg however, paints a rather different image.
>"This exposition has nothing to do with ill intent towards the French. We are merely holding this exposition in Strassburg to increase its prestige and tighten its bonds to the rest of the empire."

The politics behind it don't interest you. What does interest you is that a large concentration of rare and valuable art will be collected in one place, not too far from France. The exposition will start tomorrow and last a week. You can take the train from Paris to Strassburg and be there within a matter of hours. However, you'll need a convincing identity first.

>Don't stray too much from reality, present yourself as a well off lady from Bordeaux, only under a different name
>Disguise yourself as an artist, prepare (or steal) some art that would fit the exposition
>Disguise yourself as a high class man, pretend to be a German aristocrat
>Write-in
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>>40579428
>>Don't stray too much from reality, present yourself as a well off lady from Bordeaux, only under a different name
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>>40579428
>>Don't stray too much from reality, present yourself as a well off lady from Bordeaux, only under a different name
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>>40579428
>Don't stray too much from reality, present yourself as a well off lady from Bordeaux, only under a different name
> Try to pass off as a rich collector looking for aspiring artists to buy art from
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>>40579456
>>40579581
>>40579597
Keep it real
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>>40579428
>>Don't stray too much from reality, present yourself as a well off lady from Bordeaux, only under a different name
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"That German art exposition sounds like there's a lot to get there. It's probably a lot easier to steal from than a museum. That's it, we're going to Strasbourg!" You've decided on your next target, now you need an identity. You think back on your glorious experiences with MANWALKING and for a moment consider disguising yourself as a man. Perhaps an artist, or a German aristocrat? You decide against it, disguising yourself as a convincing man takes a lot of work and it's a disguise you could easily drop. You settle for something a bit closer to reality.

"Philippe, you're coming with me. You'll be my butler, and I'll be a wealthy art collector from Bordeaux looking for aspiring artists to buy art from."

Your faithful butler raises an eyebrow. "Madame, that's precisely what we are."

"And that's why it's so brilliant! Can't you see it? We can't drop those disguises, we have a clear alibi, it's fool proof! Let's go pack my stuff, we leave this afternoon!"

The two of you spend some time packing your clothes. You're already somewhat wealthy, but you want to appear as wealthy as possible so you blend in with the other bigshots that will be there. You pack your finest dresses, your most expensive looking jewelry and enough make-up to keep up appearances in upper class circles. You don't really enjoy wearing anything more than minimal make-up, but when in Rome you have to act like the Romans do. "We need to settle on some names. From now on, I'll be known as Marie d'Auvergne, and you'll be my faithful butler Alfred."

Your butler nods. "Alfred it is, madame." With your belongings packed and your fake names prepared, you head out for the train station. It looks like Paris proper has recovered somewhat from the events of yesterday, with life going on seemingly as usual. However, on your way to the station you hear some high pitched shrieks, like those you heared from the dissidents yesterday. You pay no mind to it and hurry to the station.

1/2
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>>40579896
By the time you get to Strassburg, it's already dark out. You quickly find a nearby inn and try to reserve a room for two. The innkeeper has to disappoint you. "I'm sorry madame, but we only have a room for one left. I can put another matress on the floor for your attendant, if you wish."

You consider this offer, but you're interrupted by a tall man in a dark blue military uniform. You don't know who he is, but he has a certain regality about him in the way he speaks and moves. "I don't think there's a need for that. A lovely lady like this one does not belong in a hovel like this." He then turns his attention to you. "My father owns a residence not too far from this city. It would be an honor if you would be our guest for the night, milady." He even makes a slight bow as he invites you in.

>Accept, a free stay is a free stay
>"Father told me to stay away from strange men"
>Write-in
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>>40579970
>>Accept, a free stay is a free stay
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>>40579970
>>Accept, a free stay is a free stay
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>>40579970
>"Father told me to stay away from strange men. An introduction would be nesessary,I suppose. "
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>>40580004
>>40580009
Accept

>>40580071
Deny
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You're not sure who this stranger is, but he looks reliable enough. A man of his stature has a reputation to protect, right? Still, you want to at least know a bit more about him. "Thank you for the offer. An introduction would be neccessary, I suppose?"

The man smiles. "Forgive me for my insolence. The name is Siegfried von Oberhausen, general of the mighty German army. My father is Ludwig von Oberhausen, the mayor of this city. As you can see, you're certain to be in safe hands with us."

You consider it for a moment. "Very well, I accept. My name is Marie d'Auvergne, and this is my attendant Alfred." You allow him to escort you to his fathers estate. On the way there you make some small talk, and it's rather obvious that he's interested in you.

Roll d20 to resist his charms, DC 15
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>40580390
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>40580390
WALK LIKE A MAN
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>>40580455
aww shit
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>>40580455
Walk like a man indeed.
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This Siegfried von Oberhausen is a good flirt, you must admit. His flattery borders on slimyness, but he quickly recovers with his confidence that borders on arrogance. He is a rather attractive man of noble birth with a clear understanding of his social status and how far it can get him. A lesser woman would've swooned in his arms, but you see right through his tricks and maintain a polite distance. Not that it stops him from trying to woo you.

His fathers residence is a rather impressive manor on the outskirts of Strassburg, one that's so large that it makes your fathers estate in Bordeaux look positively small. Upon entering you're greeted by a row of maids and butlers.

"The maids will show you to your room. Shall I pick you up for the art exposition tomorrow morning? It looks like something a lady of your class would enjoy."

>Yes, I was planning to go actually?
>No, I have other plans
>No, I'd rather go alone
>Write-in
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>>40580638
>Yes, I was planning to go actually
>" It sure does.In fact, i`m looking for a painting to buy for my Papa - he turns 60 next Sunday.You could help me with finding a proper piece, i presume?"
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>>40580747
seconding this
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>>40580747
>>40580856
Play the good girl.
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"It sure does. In fact, I was planning to go there already. I'm looking for a painting to buy for my Papa - he turns 60 next Sunday. You could help me with finding a proper piece, I presume?" You try to feign as much enthusiasm as you can.

The German general smiles contently. "Of course. Then it's settled, we'll meet up tomorrow." With that he leaves, letting his staff lead you to your room. It's a rather large guest room with two beds. You and your attendant unpack your stuff, and Philippe can't help but bring up an objection.

"Madame, was it really wise to stay here? It's clear that Lord von Oberhausen has an eye on you. That could be a detriment if we try to... expand your collection."

You shrug. "He doesn't appear to be dangerous, and he looks like he could be useful to keep around. If he causes any problems we'll deal with them as they come."

>End of part 6

I'm sorry for ending this quest a little early. It's already getting late here, and on top of that it seems like tonight is a slow night for this quest. I'm not sure what it is exactly, but for now I'm going to guess many people are out enjoying the weather.

Nevertheless, thank you very much for joining me again tonight. I'm planning to run my quests more regularly in the future, I'm toying with the idea of regularly running my quests on tuesdays on fridays. You should see the next thread up on tuesday then.

Please follow me on Twitter to stay up to date:
https://twitter.com/Master_of_Quest
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>>40581150
where i am,it`s fucking 6 Celcius
Thanks for running
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>>40581150
Thanks for running m8
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>>40581150
Shit, forgot this was running today. See you Tuesday, QM.



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