Dane: [GM] As all of this happens on the platform, you see soldiers coming out of the jungle in all directions. The troopers with Himmult are being either arrested or gunned down depending on how much they seem to be fighting back. A small squad of them are charging up the steps of the temple towards you.
Joe: [GR-210] "Oh dear, now we have twice as many people to kill."
Soo: [Kali d'Vostog] Kali gives GR a gentle boot to the head. "Haven't you heard that saying about the enemy of my enemy?"
Joe: [GR-210] "... is a potential witness to when I finally deal with my enemy and needs to be accounted for?"
Ian: [Mari Shasho] Mari looks down at the soldiers as the come up.
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] Bailey decides to play it safe and keep his guns out and ready.
Dane: [GM] As the men get to the top you realize they're wearing Imperial army uniforms just like the other soldiers, except they have black scarves tied over their faces and black armbands instead of the traditional Imperial purple ones.
Joe: [OOC] Great, the Waffle-SS is here.
Joe: [OOC] WAFFEN* sorry, my auto-correct doesn't watch enough war movies.
Kyle: [OOC] Was about to say that sounded like a terribly inappropriate theme restaurant.
Ian: [Mari Shasho] Mari steps back a bit toward the rest of the group. "Um... we didn't do it..."
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali puts her hand up, it just seems like the correct thing to do.
Joe: [GR-210] "Good idea Kali! Now how can I... Danielle! Surrender for me!"
Dane: [Danielle] Danielle picks up GR-210 so he can raise his little pincer arms in surrender.
Dane: [GM] Just then a familiar voice can be heard from behind the soldiers. "You lot seem to find trouble easier than we expected!" It's none other than Dr. Graham! He walks past the soldiers and you can see he's wearing the same black armband as the soldiers.
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] Bailey twirls his pistol back, but doesn't holster it. "Well iffin' it ain't the good doc."
Joe: [GR-210] "Danielle! Un-surrender for me."
Dane: [Danielle] "Do I really have to put you down, master?"
Joe: [GR-210] "Oh fine, but only because I'm feeling generous. Ghilly! Nice of you to visit."
Dane: [GM] Gonna do some rolls related to pop culture knowledge.
Dane: [GM] Bailey starts to put the pieces together: the black masks, the armbands, the soldiers. These are the legendary Shadow's Watch, the Black Guards: the officially non-existent secret police of the Imperia. Turns out they're not just a myth to scare dissidents.
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] Bailey repeats all that to the group... what? You know how annoying it would be to transfer all that through an accent?
Joe: [OOC] Is there a saving throw against disappearing to a gulag?
Dane: [GM] Graham smiles at the group. "I had hoped I could keep you out of this very important matter but it seems you're more involved than I thought. I'm afraid that you're going to have to come with us for a while.
Ian: [OOC] So, do you think we're just going to be murdered? Or do you think we're going on a secret missions.
Joe: [OOC] They're evil paladins, so I expect murder.
Dane: [GM] Those are blackguards. These are the Black Guards.
Kyle: [OOC] So they're celibate thugs who guard the Wall, why are they here?
Dane: [GM] That's the Night's Watch.
Kyle: [OOC] I'm not going to lie. I'm streaming Game of Thrones and not really 100% here.
Soo: [OOC] "And now his plot-coherence has ended."