Thursday, April 22, 2010

episode 7


(truck sounds)

DD: Stay sharp men, we are entering the city.

CT: Righto

FB: I cant wait, its been a while since Ive visited.

CT: Is that what you call it?

JD: So where exactly are we going captain?

DD: The Golden Jackal, it’s a cabaret, and a famous one.

JD: Whats a cabaret?

CT: Its like a sort of bar and theatre put together Johnny.

FB: Meh, its not that great. Just some fancy ladies singing and overpriced drinks.

CT: Ah yes, the classy Flex Brawnman strikes again.

DD: Im going to park a block or two away. Dirty trucks don’t usually just stop in front of high end establisments.

(truck stops, doors, street sounds)

DD: Ok lets go. Its down this street and around the corner.

CT: You know Daedalus, ive got to say. Your plan seems to be working right well.

DD: Ill wait to breathe easy til we are back at the Pegasus and out of turkey personally Coyne. By the way, did you make any progress on the ruby cipher?

CT: I did indeed. The treasure is in (somewhere). But I don’t know anything more, and that’s obviously a big area. Rather strange. Professor Voorderbloom said that the ring was the key, but I found that key in Nicaragua, its not even arab or Egyptian. So least I can figure, theres some sort of inscription or key to the ring too. I haven’t had any luck with that though.

D: well good work. Ask merriweather to help, he can maybe do some tests to see if theres more to that ring than meets the eye. Alright heres the Jackal.
Men, you know the drill. Keep your eyes peeled, don’t start any trouble, and flex, wait wheres flex?

CT: Tits and turks in Bleedin ‘ell. Did he take off?

JD: He was here a moment ago. Talking a real pretty lady on that street corner. She seemed real nice.

CT: You’ve got to be kidding me! We’ve been in Istanbul for fifteen minutes and Flex is already getting his d-

D: Dammit we don’t have time for this kind of thing! No use searching for him, we couldn’t find him even if we wanted too. Anything involving Flex in this town is bound to blow up sooner or later so lets get going. We need to find Carmen and get back to the zeppelin as soon as possible. Flex or no flex.

JD: Wait was she not a nice lady?

CT: She was too nice Johnny, always watch out for the nice ones.

D: Something Ill ask you to remember for the rest of the mission Coyne.

CT: Right. Got it.

JD: Ah here we are! The Golden Jackal.

(door opens)
(singing starts)

DD: Table for Four

Hostess: Ok Gentleman, come this way. (pause) Here is your table.

CT: Well the place hasn’t changed much over the years.

LS: Hey hey looky here! Its my zepplineer friends!

DD: Slade! What are you doing here??

LS: Just got back from Switzerland, hot on the trail of the black falcon. That guy sure is a smooth operator. Found out some interesting stuff in zurich tho.

JD: This sure is swanky looking place Coyne

CT: It is rather.

LS: That’s not the half of it Johnny! The Jackal is a well known establishment, its headlined some pretty famous performers.

CT: Yes, I’m sure you’ve witnessed some “stirring” performances over the years.

LS: Truer words never spoken Mr. Tarkington. Cabaret’s are a great place to pick up new leads.

CT: Im sure flex would agree

LS: Eh? Whats that?

CT: Nevermind

JD: Who’s that lady singing?

CT: That Johnny, is the woman of Drake Daedelus’s dreams,

JD: Oh wow! I’ve never had any dreams about girls before. I usually just dream about pirates and that time my parents died.

DD: Well slade, what did you

(singing stops)
Carmen: Excuse me boys, (cat calling) Excuse me boys, an old friend just walked in. I’ve got a bit of business to attend to (or other excuse)

(heels on marble floor)

JD: Oh no! she’s coming this way!

CT: Bloody hell here we go
(more heels)

Carmen: Why, my daring Captain Daedelus, it is quite brave of you to show your face here.

DD: Hello Carmen.

CD: To what do I owe this unexpected…pleasure

DD: Im not even sure where to start

LS: Lordy Daedalus! You didn’t tell me you knew this dame! Carmen Dehaviland! It’s a..a delight, an absolute delight to meet you!

DD: Ah yes, Carmen. This is lionel slade.

LS: Investigatory reporter for the Daily Sensation.

CD: Cavorting with reporters now are we drake? Tsk tsk youre a treat. Are you gonna keep staring coyne? I haven’t changed that much have i?

CT: Oh um, ello Carmen old girl! No no not a bit! As lovely as ever

JD: Ill say…

CD: Ha ha ha and who is this little fella? You have a woman I don’t know about drake?

CT: He wishes he, or um no of course not.
JD: Im Johnny Dangerfist! Boy Adventurer!

DD: And no, hes not mine Carmen.

CD: Suit yourself

LS: I still cant believe it, Carmen Dehaviland!

CD: Well mr slade, since youre so excited, why don’t you round us up a bottle of champagne?

LS: I would be delighted!

JD: Bring me some ovaltine please!

LS: You got it kid.

CD: So what are you doing in town drake? Must be something big if you brought snarky the brit here with you.

CT: unbelievable

DD: it just so happens that I wanted to see you.

CD: Sure you did, you always do.

DD: And I need your help.

CD: haha, as I said, you always do.

DD: I need to get my zeppelin into Germany. As you probably know Im in a race against baron von schmeck.

CD: you don’t think I follow your little games on the wireless any more do you? You always were so dashing, but you couldn’t sit and stay with me for more than a day or two. Gets tiresome after a while.

CT: You mean to tell me you haven’t a clue about the race going on?

CD: Don’t be fresh coyne. Of course I do. But you cant possibly expect me to want to help?

DD: Actually, I do. I need documents, maybe some uniforms, we have to get to munich. Johnny’s little brother was kidnapped and I intend to rescue him.

CD: Well well well, looks like drake daedalus still has the magic touch for getting into trouble. When did you get to Istanbul by the way? Did you come on the ferry from Greece?

CT: hahahaha Carmen id expect you to know drake better than that. You know hell never take a boat when he can fly. Although to be honest I thought he was crazy.

CD: Drake! You didn’t! You didn’t fly Pegasus into turkey did you??? You could have been killed!

LS: Heres that champagne.

CD: Just in time, fill me up mr slade.

LS: What a dame! I aint never seen someone down a glass like that.

CD: Thanks, give me another will ya?

JD: Did you get my ovaltine mr slade?

LS: sure thing kid, here you go, nice and cold!

DD: we don’t have much time Carmen. Can you help us or not?

CD: Well what do I get out of this?

DD: How bout I make up for never giving you that ring?

CT: Now just wait a minute skip

CD: You cant be serious drake. Don’t think it’s a tad late for that sort of thing?

DD: its got a ruby almost as big a johnny’s fist

CT: No no no! capn I haven’t done with it! You know it’s the key!


(I don't know where you're going here so i'm just going to interupt, but you could write more here if you wanted)

(sounds of a scuffle)

Hostess: But sir! We don't seat anyone without a reservation

Flex: Shut up! Get your damn hands off me! (rough growl) We gotta get going boys!

Johnny: Whats the hurry Mr. Brawnman?

Flex: No time to explain! Damn prostitues!

Coyne: Flex, please tell me you didn't actually....

Flex: Your damn right I did Coyne! Madam Habibi had it coming! Now grab your crap, we got a train to catch.

CD: Ah, Mr. Brawnman, I see your still up to your old...schenanegans?

Flex: Daedelus, you still got business with this Damn Devil Woman?

DD: Yes, Carmen (stress the name in contrast to woman) has documentation that will help us get into German

CD: I assure you Mr. Brawnman if you would allow me an hour I could create the necessary paperwork right here.

(assorted shouts outside from Turkish guards)

TG1: He went this way!
TG2: He won't get away this time
TG1: In here!


(woman yell of suprise)

CD: Put, me, down Mr. Brawnman!

DD: Flex Brawnman! Put down that woman!

JD: Mr. Brawnman!

FB: Now Johnny, this aint no way to treat a Dame, but desperate times call something or other

CT: Eloquently put Flex.

JD: OK, I think I get it.

FB: Now lets go!

DD: Hey's got a point men, I suppose the damage has been done, lets got a move on! But Flex,

FB: Yes Captain?

DD: Do be careful with her

FB: Do my best sir.

FB: Now quick! Into the alley!

(sound of door being kicked down, imagine risky business slide into alley)
(running sounds)
(dogs barking)
(police sirens)

CT: If we can make it through the plaza we should be get to the train depot undetected!

CD: (bouncing as if being carried) They'll barricade the plaza! We'll never make it through!

FB: Nonsense woman! That didn't stop the Crusades!

(dogs barking)
TG3: Stop! You are under arrest!

JD: Outta my way!
TG3: Owwww, my leg!

CT: Nice shot Johnny! Looks like your finally getting some use outta that revolver of yours!

JD: I just (pant pant) hope I (pant pant) didn't hurt him too bad

FB: Nonsense! Damn Chinamen had it coming!

DD: Watch out for the horses!

(horses rearing and neighing)

(gunshots and bullet whizzes)

(horses galloping on cobble stone)

CT: The cavalry are coming!

(more neighing)

TG1: I order you to stop on the authority of the royal Turkish Janisaries! You are under arrest for trespassing and -

FB: I know the charges!

(gun shots!)

TG2: And you Mr. Slade, you will come with me!

LS: What an exciting turn of events! I suppose I'll get to finish my expose on turkish prisons after all!

JD: Oh no! The cavalry have Mr. Slade in handcuffs!

CT: Well tits and torture! feel sorry for the old bloke but they're nothing we can do about it now!

(possibly swords clanging)

DD: Quick through the public baths!

JD: Whooo, I think we lost them.

CD: You can put me down now Mr. Brawnman.

FB: Ooops, sorry, completely forgot about that. Train depot should be right ahead.

(train crossing noises)

TG1: They're they are! After them!

JD: Well which train are going to catch Flex?

FB: We're headed due north. (pant pant) This blue one's leaving, hurry!

(train accelerating)

FB: Up you go

CD: ow!

DD: Hop on Johnny!

JD: I can't the train is going to fast!

(horse galloping sounds)

LS: Well I say Johnny! It looks like your in quite a pickle! Why don't you grab my hand!

JD: Thanks Mr. Slade ! (breathing hard) Wow, what an adventure!

(zepplein sounds)

BM (loud speaker) : Greetings gentlemen!

DD: Barnaby! However did you find us?

BM (loudspeaker): I used the RABPUSS to trace the trackopen I gave Johnny, quite ingenious if I do say so myself!

DD: Well lower the rope ladder and let us up already Alexis!

Alexis: Ay ay captain!

(Change of scene)

CT: Well it sure is nice to be back out of dangers way.

DD: No time to relax coyne, Jeffries! Set course for Munich!

J: Ay Ay Captain!

JD: One more thing Mr. Brawnman, why were the guards chasing you all this way?

FB: Well Johnny, women can make men do all sorts of funny things.

JD: Well, Mr. Tarkington, you didn't answer my question

FB: kid, I'll tell you when you're older.

Next time on Johnny Dangerfist

Heavy German: Passport!

(bad attempts at german all around)

Time for bed. Ugh.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Episode VI GO!

Scene 1: Featuring Johnny and Professor Meriweather

Johnny: Well how does it work professor?

Meriweather: Well you see Johnny, it emits pulses of a high frequency electromagnetic radio beam. The waves of this beam travel until they hit something then they bounce and are picked up by this receiver over here.

Johnny: Well that sure is neat professor, but how does it affect the Zeppelin?

Meriweather: An excellent query my boy. When we turn it on, we can see in the dark, or in fog or clouds. It lets us detect objects in our path, and we can tell how far away they are, the range essentially.

Johnny: Radio detection? range? Sounds complicated.

Meriweather: no no, its really quite simple. I call it Radio Beam Pulse Ultra Sight Scope. Or the RABPUSS.

Johnny: Um ok professor. So does it work?

M: Welll, no. Because Im missing some parts.

Daedelus : (loudspeaker) Johnny, Meriweather, come to the bridge.

Meriweather: Well Johnny, It seems our presence is requested by the captain.

Johnny: One more thing, Professor,

Meriweather: yes my boy?

JD: Did you ever finish that pen? the one for left-handed people? I was going to give it to lefty.

Meriweather: Of it is. I had completely forgotten about it. You might also find it useful in the tropics! I built in a small tracking device, and a barometer to it. Its incredibly practical. Especially if your brother is ever,...misplaced again. I call it the Trackopen.

JD: Golly gee professor, im sure Lefty will be thrilled. Thanks!

M: Any time johnny, I always enjoy working for an easily pleased customer.

(Running to Deck.)

Daedelus: How much progress have you made on the Ruby Coyne.

Coyne: I've finished translating most of the glyphs Captain but I'm going to need a cypher translate the rest, its some pretty archaic stuff.

Flex: Well do they say anything useful?

Coyne: Whoever engraved it was mostly just ranting about Gods and Ceremonies. but old voorderbloom obviously thought there was something important in these glyphs, and i intend to find it.

Flex: I never did care much for all that Chinamen hocus pocus.

Coyne: Good God Flex, we didn't even go to China.

Daedelus: I just hope you know what you're getting yourself into Coyne.

(door opens)

Johnny: Good afternoon Captain!

Meriweather: Hello to one and all!

Daedelus: How is that device coming along Meriweather?

Meriweather: You mean the RABPUSS? I've been making great progress captain. But i'll need a tungsten antenna as well as a twelve megawatt power source.

Daedelus: The RABPUSS is crucial is we're going to fly into Turkey. We are mostly likely going to have to run the blockade at night.

Coyne: You can't be serious Daedelus, there is no way you think we'll be able to drag this old bag across the bleeding turkish border. The Zepplin itself is a huge target and we've only got three biplanes.

Johnny: Are we going to be seeing more pirates Captain?

Daedelus: I wouldn't bank on seeing any more pirates Johnny. The Turkish border police are notoriously intolerant of such characters. They keep a pretty close watch on their border so the risks are more than pirates want to take. But we dont have a choice.

Coyne: Um yes we do.

FB: NO we dont coyne! There are matters of.... incomprehensible preponderance.. in Istanbul.

CT: Im not even sure if you know what those words mean Flex.

FB: Thats prepostulant Coyne, dont be aburd.

JD: Im pretty sure thats not a word mr brawnman

CT: and im definitely sure

D: ENOUGH Moving right along, as usual.

JD: I have a question!

Daedelus: Yes Johnny?

Johnny: Any word on Lefty?

Dadelus: Well the note from the Black Falcon said " Captain Daedalus, do not go to Germany, it is a trap. Also, desist from your search for the man you knew as Jacques Laroche. He is dead, you will not find him. "

Johnny: (scared) so are we really not going to go to Germany? what about my brother!!?!?

Flex: Well of course we're still going to Germany, and we're not going to stop on account of some dirty, mask wearing, croissant eating frenchie

Coyne: Wait, what did you just say?

FB: I said he was a mask wearing croissant eating

Coyne: NO No the last bit of the note

D: desist from your search for the man you knew as jacques laroche. He is dead, you will not find him.

C: Thats well odd, i never heard he died. although I remember him telling me, when I last saw him in cairo, a year ago back abouts, that there had been several attempts on his life.

FB: Why would anyone want to kill Jacques?? Poor kid. He was the only one to survive from the Hyperion explosion wasnt he? talk about being dealt a rough hand.

D: The Hyperion, of course. Thats exactly why someone would want to kill jacques. because just as you said Flex. he WAS the only the survivor.

C: I dont follow you Daedalus. Its well known fact that the Hyperion's reactor failed. Although there are some who still suspect Baron von Schmeck had something to do with it. Do you think Jacques knew something? Do you the Baron was trying, and eventually succeeded, in killing him?

D: No Coyne. At least not according to the Falcon. When we met in Bombay he told me that the Hyperion explosion wasnt accidental reactor failure, it was sabotage. And it was the Firm behind it, not von Schmeck. If anyone wanted Jacques dead, it would be the Firm.

M: So if i understand you clearly daedalus, youre saying that the world famous gentlemens' betting club, known as the Firm, killed jacques.

D: Thats exactly what im saying.

FB: It just goes to show you, you cant trust anyone these days, not hun bastards, not masked bastards, and NOT CHINAMEN

C: Well then its bloody well we came to cairo, partially because there are chinamen here, but mostly because i for one want to ask some questions and get some answers. I know some of the places that Jacques used to hang around, that would be a good place to start our inquiries. ill drop by his old lodgings as well. here are some addresses.

D: speaking of inquiries, we still have another problem. We obviously wont have jacques with us, so we need to find another escort to help us get into instanbul. we need some sort of mercenary type, im sure coyne can help us there too.

FB: Well arent we useful today?

C: Im sure if you visit the places on that list, you'll find the type youre looking for.

D: excellent.

JD: more scumbag friends mr tarkington?

C: something like that johnny.

Jeffries: Cairo is ten miles off the starboard side captain!

Daedelus: Prepare for landing!

Jeffries: ay ay Captain!

(zeppelin landing sounds)

Daedelus: All right crew, its time to split up. Winters I'm going to need you to go with Meriweather to procure the necessary materials for the RABPUSS.

Winters: ay ay captain

Meriweather: most excellent

Daedlus: Flex, Johnny, I'm going to need you to come with me. We need to find out what we can about Jacques. Coyne gave me some addresses. and coyne, you are going on that search for the cipher right?

C: quite right. and ill be on the wrong side of the sphinx's tits if my errand isnt successful

FB: Lets go find us a dead guy.

JD: Wow, sounds like an adventure!

Flex: Damn straight. Lets get a move on kid.

First Ovaltine Commercial Perhaps.

The tale of Sir Daedlus, Sir Dangerfist, and Sir Brawnmen

D: This is the first address, coyne said it was a pretty classy establishment, so id say we better keep our eyes open.

FB: sounds fun to me.

(door opens bar etc)

D: barman, we'll take three ovaltines please

BM: sure thing

JD: ah, my favorite, ice cold ovaltine, (the drink of a true boy adventurer)

FB: Are you serious capn? Ovaltine? do i look like a "boy adventurer" to you??

JD: hey!

FB: No offense johnny, but seriously captain

D: Flex, we need our wits about us, and i dont need you starting any small wars like youve been known to do.

FB: fine

D: Barman

BM: what can i help you with?

D: we're looking some pilots who dont ask too many questions.

CA Daedlus, fancy meeting you here. captain arruba at your service. I have some pilots that dont ask "too many questions"

Johnny: Oh no! hes a Brazilian Sky Pirate!

Flex: (growl) Arruda, I though I shot your ass down over the south china sea. Don't worry Johnny, he wouldn't dare pull anything here.

CA: Tsk tsk mr brawnman, such a temper. This is hardly the type of establishment for such things. Now captain, what kind job do you have?

D: escort duty. were making a run into turkey.

CA: (portuguese exclamation)!!!! You are crazy daedalus. but it just so happens, so am i. We might be willing to offer you our services if you wouldn't mind transporting.....a certain...cargo in your zeppelin.

Johnny: (whispered to Daedlus) Are we really going to hire Pirates Captain? Aren't they bad guys

Daedelus: They're opportunists Johnny, as long as we pay the right price they shouldn't give us any trouble.

Flex: (whispered to Daedlus) : I don't trust these Damn macacos, Daedelus,

Daedelus: Well I don't think we'll have much of a choice Flex,

Daedlus: Alright Arruda, but whats in the box.

Arruda: if i intend to tell you, then i would have told you

Daedlus: very well. We leave at sunset. i hope you like flying in the dark

Arruda: but of course. But now we drink like kings! Ovaltine for everyone!

Pirates: Arrrrr!!!!

FB: Here johnny, you can have my ovaltine
(back at the zeppelin)

D:all round a successful mission gentlemen. did you get the materials for the RABPUSS merriweather?

M: We did indeed captain, the device is all systems go!

D: good. How bout you coyne?

C: Well, someone had already cleaned out jacques apartment. i didnt find anything, pretty suspicious if you ask me. as for the cipher, i managed to track it down. ill can explain the rest later.

CA: Captain! we are here! here is the box

JD: That sure is a big box!

CA: not too big i hope?

D: No, we'll put it in the hangar bay.

CA: excellente! (in portaguese) we are ready when you are. I brought ten of my best men.

D: well then lets get this show on the road.

(zeppelin/plane takeoff/)

D(I): We are approaching turkish airspace, man the biplanes!

W (i) aye aye captain. (NI) alexy and flex, your planes are ready

A: za zdroviya!

FB: yea! good vodka alexy, sure beats the hell out of ovaltine. now lets go get some chinamen!

D(i): all turrets call in

M (i):johnny here, belly turret

C (I): Coyne here, top turret

M (I): barnaby here, the RABPUSS is up and running, im detecting a gap in the defenses!! turn 10 degrees right and maintain that heading for 15 miles

D(I) Thanks barnaby,

A(I): plane 1 away

FB(i): plane 2 away

CA: My men are ready to fight to lions!

D(I): roger that, here we go. remember everyone, keep pushing north.

B(I): they have detected us! they are shooting anti aircraft fire! and i see 10 enemy planes inbound on the RABPUSS!!


JD(I): i think i got one!!!!

A(I) molodets mr dangerfist!

CT: Theres two coming in from the right!!!!

D: How are things going out there arruba?

CA: my companheiros are fighting gloriously captain!!!!

D: We are almost through

FB: HAH!!! Down in flames you ottoman bastards!!! run back to your whore mothers!

JD: There is another one coming in

C: I got him i got him

(gratuitious portoguese)
D: not everyone at once, i cant understand anything.

B: we seem to be past the ground defenses! only one small flight of airplanes left!

D: Heres our chance, we need to land in the mountains. there is a small aerodrome i know. we are almost there.

JD: Im going to get more ammunition from the hangar bay

(running steps, muffled gunfire etc)

JD: what are you doing mr winters??

W: Im just fixing this box, one side came open during the fight. it took eight, eight nails.

JD: Umm ok, mr winters. whats that?

W: Oh, it is nothing, just a spare part for the a biplane.

JD: is that from the box?

W: No, no of course not. it must have slid from its place.

CT(I) Johnny, where are you?? i need more ammunition.

JD: i gotta go mr winters.

W: right, be be careful little dangerfist

(gunfire chatter dying down)

B: Thats the last of them down.

D: lets get down on the deck.

CA: We will follow you in.

A: Flex and I are back on board. slava bogu!!

FB: what a great night, i havnt had this much fun since the last time i was in turkey!

CT: And we all know how that turned out.

D: Welcome to Turkey lads, looks like we made it.

CA: Not all of us made it though captain. I have lost four of my men. They fought like lions, but they died, like men.

D: Well I suppose that I'd better get your package back to you then, Captain.

CA: But of course!

Johnny: Well I guess its too bad that we never found out anything about Jacques in Cairo Captain...

CA: Daedelus, is this Jacques you speak of Jacques laroche (whatever)?

DD: He was indeed.

CA: Were you a friend of his?

DD: He was the closest friend of my dead son. Some said they were like brothers.

CA: Well, then..... I suppose, since we have fought side by side, perhaps you should know. I will tell you a secret. I was paid to killed Jacques in India one year ago. But I did not! He shot down six of my best men, but I could never kill a man who fought with such....such...courage and valor.

DD: Does anyone else know of Jacques survival?

CA: Claro que não! It was his wish that I report him dead to my....como se diz....cliente. And I was bound by my honor to comply.

DD: And who was this client of yours?

CA: Ah captain Daedelus, you ask many difficult questions! This I do not know, this man, he did not speak me his name. I know only that he paid well, very well, and in Swiss Franks!

DD: Thank you Captain Accaba. Winters should have the package unloaded soon.

Winters: Here is your box Captain! One, one box.

(Engines starting)

CA: Captain Daedelus! We will meet again, and soon!

(biplanes flying into the night)

CT: Those Brazilians sure are a quirky bunch.

JD: They sure are!

CT: Any thoughts on how to get into Istanbul Daedelus?

DD: We take a truck. We'll leave Jeffries and Alexis to watch the Zeppelin. Everyone else is coming to Istanbul.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Episode VI


1) Slades article- greatly exaggerated
--b) Sensationalized
--c) "Zepplineers fight off hundreds if not thousands of bedouins"
--d Something about the Black Falcon and Swiss banking conglomerate
--e) Bettington shows up
--f) Look for Jacque
--g) Merriweather
--h) Merriweather needs to outfit the zeppelin to run the blockade, and this poses....problems
--k) run the blockade

Story outline
1) conversations on zeppelin
--1a) talk about the note
--1b) talk about finding Jacque
--1c) talk about running blockade into Turkey
--1d) talk about finding Carmen
--1e) land in Cairo
2) Cairo

3) Lets split up gang

4) Group alpha- Meriweather- going to armor plating the zeppelin for flak
--4a) go to a bank to withdraw funds
--4b) run into Bettington on the phone doing dubious business over the phone

5) Group beta - looking for information on Jacques- Daedelus