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And Miles To Go.. - JLA Watchtower RPG
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And Miles To Go..
Returning to the Earth dimension from a journey beyond, the Stranger appears in the shadows of a cramped little New York office - the windows' shades have been pulled, and the only light in the cluttered room is provided by a glowing disk, floating in the air before a figure kneeling on the floor.

The Stranger approaches the man, who knows him as well as any can.

"Dr. Occult. Have you made any progress locating the Spectre?"

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From: jla_goldenage Date: September 25th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC) (Link)
The trenchcoat-clad figure on the floor does not turn his head - intently focusing on the Symbol of the Seven before him.

"None so far. Nothing from Fate or Zatanna, either?"
grey_walker From: grey_walker Date: September 25th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
"Nothing."

The weary Stranger allows himself a moment's rest - taking a seat in the chair behind Occult's cluttered desk.

"I have hopes for their availability, but no certainties. And fresh disaster looms for the Earthly plain in the times of trouble ahead."
From: jla_goldenage Date: September 25th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)
"You need to rest, Stranger. You may be beyond Death's grasp, but that doesn't mean your energies are infinite. If we lose any more of the major magical players, we might as well cede victory to Mordru."

The red and black Symbol of the Seven spins slowly in the air as he redirects his mystic search to another plane.
grey_walker From: grey_walker Date: September 25th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
"Some of this was foreseen, Richard Occult. We are not without our preparations."

He stands, slowly.

"If the Spectre cannot be located before the final battle, then turn your Symbol's energies towards shielding the Earth from any collateral damage that may result. We will want to contain the battle to the Rock of Eternity as much as possible."
From: jla_goldenage Date: September 25th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)
"If Fate, Zatanna, and the Spectre are out, you'll need me there. Though I appreciate your trying to spare me."

Dr. Occult smiles a little, still focusing on the symbol.

"This isn't my first rodeo."
grey_walker From: grey_walker Date: September 25th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC) (Link)
"Pray it is not our last."

Once more, the Stranger steps into the shadows, to travel elsewhere..
grey_walker From: grey_walker Date: September 25th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Salem

His path next takes him to the outskirts of Salem, Massachusetts. The ghostly image of a tower is visible, there, to those who have the ability to see it.

The Stranger approaches a lone figure standing vigilant outside the tower.

"Faust."
From: og_outsiders Date: September 25th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Salem

The young sorcerer seems unsurprised at the Stranger's arrival, nodding in greeting as he puffs on a cigarette.

"Nothing so far. There's some powerful blood magic at work here - of course, nothing less could trap Dr. Fate in his own tower."
grey_walker From: grey_walker Date: September 25th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Salem

The Stranger nods, looking up at the stone edifice wordlessly for a long moment.

"If events do not proceed as I anticipate, you and June may be called upon for the final conflict. Be ready."
From: og_outsiders Date: September 25th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Salem

Sebastian shakes his head, laughing.

"Without Fate? We don't stand a chance and you know it. Hell, why not grab Blue Devil and Ragman while you're at it? They should do great against Mordru."

He finishes the cigarette, dropping it to the ground and crushing it beneath his shoe.

"If I sense any change here, you'll be the first to know."
grey_walker From: grey_walker Date: September 25th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Salem

"Very well."

The Stranger looks skyward, staring at the moon briefly, noting the faint hint of red beginning to become visible in the blackness around it.

"Time grows short. I have other errands to keep - I will return as I am able."

With that, he vanishes into the night.
grey_walker From: grey_walker Date: September 25th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Elsewhere..

On white, rocky planetoid - barely more than an asteroid, really - the Stranger appears. The thin atmosphere holds no obstacle for him, nor does it pose a problem for the entity with whom he meets.

"I have foreseen further disaster. My ability to interfere directly is limited, and my powers already are taxed to their limits. If you wish to assist in ensuring Mordru's future never comes to pass, the time is now."
From: jl_scoundrels Date: September 25th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Elsewhere..

The purple-hooded figure steps forward - taller than the Stranger, certainly - but each is an imposing figure in his own right.

"I concur. I, too, have detected the coming calamity that would forever scar this timeline, perhaps even preventing my own existence. I will not allow Mordru to displace me again."
grey_walker From: grey_walker Date: September 25th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Elsewhere..

"The agreed-upon remedy, then? Time is fluid enough, now, to allow for it."

The Stranger shows no disdain for the man, popularly regarded as one of the greatest menaces of the 31st Century. Only the practicality of saving all of time and space matters now.
From: jl_scoundrels Date: September 25th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Elsewhere..

"Indeed. Your solution is an elegant one, Stranger. You would make a cunning ally, if not for your dedication to the forces of Order."

The Time Trapper folds his arms across his chest.

"I will wait for a weak moment, when time is at its most malleable, and the substitution will be made. The irony does not escape me."
grey_walker From: grey_walker Date: September 25th, 2008 02:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Elsewhere..

"So be it."
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