[Taocow PBEM] Chapter XIX - Rath-Iren

Koba Rowers koba.rowers at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 13:41:08 BST 2009

After his sudden landing, Koba takes a moment to regain his sences.  
Shaking off the momentary dizziness he takes a moment to look around  
his suroundings. Taking a knee he keys his radio.

"Alex, Carlos,Ted, Talas I am inside now. Shaken but ok. There is  
something going on in this room here. I'll investigate but I don't  
want to go any further alone."

With that he hopes the sounds of a full grown man tumbling down stairs  
in MD armor didn't draw much attention with the battle outside.   
Seeing the crack in the door, Koba takes his camera out and attaches  
the data cord to his display. Sliding the camera through the door, he  
makes use of his improvised parascope and broadcasts the images to  
anyone in the group who can recieve them.


On Jul 7, 2009, at 4:51 PM, Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com>  

>>>> [GM]
>>>> As the company approaches the temple, they can more clearly see
>>>> what Koba had seen before.  A fiery red glow coming from the  
>>>> interior,
>>>> with what may be shadows of whatever is inside moving.
>>>> About two dozen dwarves are now closing in rapidly, and the company
>>>> looks to be pinned between them and the temple.  The two strangers
>>>> from the submarine that came with the company leap for covering
>>>> positions and begin opening suppressive fire on the dwarves.  One
>>>> of them shouts at Ted "We'll try to keep them at bay.  You guys
>>>> do what you've got to do."
>>>> It's at that moment that Koba, who is closest, notices that the
>>>> statues flanking the door seem to be moving...
>>>> [/GM]
>> Alex]
>> With the Blue Dwarves behind her, Alex puts Osiris gently down for a
>> moment. "Sorry about this."
>> Quickly, she slings of her JA-12 and fires a three blast burst at  
>> one of
>> the blue dwarves in back of her (either the leader or the one  
>> closest).
>> [Strikes: Natural 20, Damage: 100MD]
>> [/Alex]
> [GM]
> The leading blue dwarf simply disappears in a hale of energy.
> [/GM]
>> [Alex]
>> Calling upon her indomitable will, making a few prayers to the  
>> blessed
>> virgin, she picks Osiris back up and starts back to catch up with the
>> others.
>> [/Alex]
> [GM]
> Despite her indomitable will, Alex is clearing tiring.
> [/GM]
>>> [Ted]
>>> Ted nods to the submariners. "Be careful. Those smurfs are tougher
>>> than they look."
>>> [/Ted]
>> [GM]
>> The two nod.
>> [/GM]
> OOC: I know this is combat, but I'm not going to bog it down at this
> point with initiative and all that.
>> [Alex]
>> The red haired scout asks the soldiers / sailors, "Do you need any
>> help?" preparing to offer cover fire as well.  [Strike:12, 20 not  
>> natural].
>> [/Alex]
> [GM]
> One of the sailors, a handsome young man with a well-trimmed red
> beard nods.  "Aye, m'lady.  That'd be most appreciated."
> Alex's bursts hit two of the dwarfs [Damage: 40MD, 20MD].  One of the
> dwarfs has a hole blown through its armor, and it falls down dead.   
> The
> other survives the blast but ducks for cover. The blue creatures are
> suddenly a lot more careful, and are looking for cover, but still very
> clearly trying to reach the temple.
> [/GM]
>> [Koba]
>> Not wanting to wait for those statues to  block his way, Koba takes
>> off at a full sprint to get past them before the only entrance is
>> shut. Pistol in hand to return any shots that try to slow him down.
>> [/Koba]
> [GM]
> "By all the Gods!" one of the sailors shouts.  "Are ye mad, man!"
> Despite that, he tries to cover Koba [Strike: 11], hitting one of the
> dwarfs [Damage: 10MD], but not killing it.
> [/GM]
>> [Ted]
>> "Koba, wait!" Ted begins, but realizes his words fall on deaf ears.
>> Raising his rifle, he prepares to cover his companion should the
>> statues attack him.
>> [/Ted]
>> [Owen]
>> Owen will aim his rifle and fire on the moving statues.
>> [Strike 4,9].
>> [/Owen]
> [GM]
> One of Owen's shots misses one of the statues, but the other hits
> the other statue [Damage: 19MD].  The shot blackens that statue,
> and suddenly it's moving a lot faster, and makes a grab for
> Koba [Strike: 7].
> [/GM]
> [GM]
> Koba attempts to dodge [Dodge: 5], but the statue grabs him by
> an arm.  The strength of that arm is terrifying.
> [/GM]
> [Ted]
> Ted fires a few shots at the statue [Strikes: 4,19,2].  Two of the
> shots miss the statue and hit the building [Damage: 39MD],
> taking out some rather large chunks of the stone.  One of the
> shots does hit the statue [Damage: 18MD].
> [/Ted]
> [GM]
> The other statue moves quickly to cover its partner, as the
> partner flings Koba into the temple.  Koba finds himself falling
> down a long flight of stairs and, despite body armor, hits the
> bottom, feeling dazed and bruised.  As he comes to his senses
> he finds himself next to a stone door with runes on it, slightly
> ajar.
> Meanwhile, above...
> [/GM]
>> [Talas]
>> Once off the skycycle Talas draws his weapons. A Katana in one
>> hand and a P-Bean pistol in the other. Talas begins to move up the
>> path towards the temple. Taking pot shots at anything that gets too
>> close [Strikes: 19, 13, 12].
>> [/Talas]
> [GM]
> Talas hits three of the blue dwarfs trying to make their way to
> the temple [Damage: 20MD,21MD,14MD].  The force of the
> railgun bursts knock the blue dwarfs flying.  In short order,
> Talas finds himself face to face with two very animated statues.
> The other sailor tries to offer Talas some supporting fire [Strike:
> 20, not natural], striking one of the statues with an aimed shot
> at the head [Damage: 28MD].  The shot clearly does do some
> damage, as a small piece of the head is blown off, and a strange
> black steaming fluid wells out of it, hitting the temple stairs with
> a sharp, acidic smell that causes the stone it touches to hiss,
> smoke and melt.
> [/GM]
> [Carlos]
> Carlos opens fire on the blue dwarfs within the temple complex
> from the CR-4T laser on the Skycycle [Strike: 18, 15, 11].
> [/Carlos]
> [GM]
> The shots strike three of the dwarfs [Damage: 16MD, 23MD, 33MD].
> Killing one of them, and forcing the other two to leap under some of
> the ruins for cover.
> Suddenly the pterodactyl launches into the air with incredible speed
> and launches itself at Carlos.
> The brave adventurers are now confronted with blue dwarfs, two
> walking statues and a pterodactyl, and one of their number, Koba,
> has been thrown inside the temple.
> [/GM]
> -- 
> Aaron Clausen
> mightymartianca at gmail.com
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