[Taocow PBEM] Chapter XV - The Demon's Minions - Combat Round #1

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 21:16:53 GMT 2008

OOC: A player still missing, but we'd better move ahead.  Sorry for the delays.

> [Amanda]
> "Who can run fast?" Amanda says.  "Some of us should try to cut
> them off."  Not waiting for an answer she ducks down another alley, her
> body beginning to shimmer and transform into ice even as she
> disappears into the darkness.
> [/Lady Frost]

> [Ted]
> "On it," the lizard man replies. He takes off ahead of the others while
> looking for a way to get behind the Orcs without getting shot by his
> companions.
> [/Ted]

> [Osiris]
> Hobbling forward, Osiris mutters "I'm no runner anymore, but I am a
> fighter."  With that he enters the street, moving slowly along the
> wall.  Though trying to be quiet, his unsteady legs cause him to
> stumble, and  he falls into a wall and dislodges a few loose bricks
> with a loud clatter.
> [/Osiris]

> [GM]
> The two men immediately stop what they're doing and look towards
> the company.  An orb of light appears near the short, orcish fellow by
> the fire.  He cries out in a thick Gobbley "Yrcha-pak!", the meaning of
> which is pretty clear even to non-Gobbley speakers.  The orc-man
> whips out a sword, the runes of which can be seen glowing bright
> red.  A long staff appears from under the other's cloaks, looking at a
> distant almost like living wood, with a greenish gem atop it.
> [/GM]

> [Initiative - highest to lowest]
> Bongo
> Carlos
> Enemy #1 (short orc-like man)
> Ted
> Talas
> Sia
> Alister
> Amanda/Lady Frost
> Enemy #2 (taller man)
> Alex
> Osiris
> [/Iniative]

> [Bongo]
> Bongo shouts "Stop!" and fires his NG45-LP energy pistol at the feet
> of the orcish fellow, blowing a hole in the pavement and knocking the
> fellow back.
> [/Bongo]

> [Carlos]
> Carlos has been in shock over the news of the two men. He yells at
> them "Why are you here! You should be dead!" while jumping to
> tackle the big white man [Strike: 9].
> [/Carlos]

[Enemy #2 - Taller Man]
The taller man looks oddly at Carlos, but that doesn't stop him from
easily leaping out of Carlos's way [Dodge: Natural 20].
[/Enemy #2]

[Enemy #1 - Orc-man]
The orc-man points the sword at Carlos, and a bolt of yellowish energy
comes out of it.  Despite its impressive nature, it misses Carlos by
several feet, blasting into a building and punching a hole in the
brick wall.
[/Enemy #1]

> [Ted]
> Ted decides that the nearest Orc needs a leap kick to the head
> [Strike: 24].
> [/Ted]

[Enemy #1]
Preoccupied with his sword attack, the orc-man weakly tries to strike
at Ted as he flies through the air, failing miserably [Strike: 6], and
Ted's leap attack hits his head with full force [Damage: 15SDC].
Blood sprays from the orc-man's mouth, along with fragments of teeth.
The man hits the ground, his face a bloody mess.
[/Enemy #1]

> [Talas]
> Watching both Ted and Carlos tackle the two men Talas attempts
> disarming jump kick on the taller man [Strike: 4]
> [/Talas]

Talas misses the man completely.

> [Sia]
> Upon seeing the two men, Sialillion makes some intricate gestures
> with her hands and says in a loud, clear voice, "Myrellen Vosh'na!"  A
> eight foot long square wall of semitransparent shimmering blue light
> suddenly ripples into existence in the middle of the street, about 20
> feet in front of any of the party who haven't run ahead to close to
> melee.  It is positioned so as to be able to provide a large area of
> cover for ranged attacks.
> [/Sia]

Alister pulls a small device that looks like a grenade.  It seems to
pop out of existence, then right next to the taller man.  There's a
loud explosion and the man is knocked off his feet and on top of

[Lady Frost]
Suddenly an icy woman, Amanda transformed, rounds the corner.  She
raises her hand and an icy sheet fires out at the the orc-man, who,
unable to move out of the way, is bound in a solid block of ice.
[/Lady Frost]

[Enemy #2]
The tall man, blackened by the odd grenade, still leaps up.  Carlos
gets a better look at him, and realizes he isn't the pale man that he
had known before.  He jams [Strike: Natural 20] the staff he is
wielding into Talas, who unable to dodge, feels horrible pain [20SDC
[/Enemy #2]

> [Alex]
> Alex hates fighting with no armor on. She finds whatever cover she
> can,  hopefully something made of mega-damage materials.  She fires
> a concussion grenade [Strike: 10].
> [/Alex]

Alex's concussion grenade is rather successful; to foe and friend
alike.  The remaining enemy still standing is knocked off his feet and
seems incapable of quickly recovering.  Of course, so is Talas, Carlos
and Ted.

All receive 4MD damage and are -10 to strike, parry, dodge, etc., as
well as having ringing ears.

Osiris, his blazing psi-sword in hand, makes his way around Sia's
energy field.  "Do you yield?" he cries out.

Aaron Clausen   mightymartianca at gmail.com

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