[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter II
threeplusoneis4 at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 28 18:19:28 BST 2010
OOC: how far away from the group is the cannon?
> Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 16:13:53 -0700
> From: mightymartianca at gmail.com
> To: taocowpbem at zork.net
> Subject: Re: [Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter II
> OOC: Many apologies on my tardiness. The last week or so has been
> extremely busy.
> > > [GM]
> > > ...
> > >
> > > The brain turns towards the company, and two horrifying eyes protruding
> > > from tendrily chords connected to the brain fixate on them. "At least I
> > > know you all will die, trapped here, for your sub is about to be
> > > destroyed by mean remaining minions." Now connected to this monster's
> > > mind, they can see three fishmen somewhere in the domed structure beyond
> > > carefully aiming what looks like a large laser cannon at the sub, which
> > > can be dimly glimpsed, still chained as a fierce battle between fishmen
> > > and sub crew takes place underwater.
> > >
> > > The brain begins backing away towards the vortex, which now clearly is
> > > some sort of dimensional gateway. Beyond can be vaguely glimpsed a
> > > terrifying world of pinkish oozing mounds, like moving flesh, set
> > > against a blood-red sky. Unfortunately the brain and the vortex seem to
> > > be standing between the company and the fishmen about to start firing on
> > > the submarine.
> > > [/GM]
> > [Owen]
> > Seeing the Brain moving towards the vortex, Owen will create a Wall of Fire
> > underneath the Brain in the direction of the Vortex, seeking to cut off its
> > escape, as well as give it something else to think about.
> > [/Owen]
> The wall of fire bursts into flame, unfortunately it's about ten yards
> too far away.
> > [Raven]
> > Unaffected by the psychic attack Raven reached for the PPE battery that
> > she had been saving. In her hand she had looked at the battery and
> > considered tapping its power... then she had placed it back. Raven then
> > handled her NG Laser Pistol and aimed. She fired off a few grenades
> > into the vicinity of the fishmen [Strike: 7, 17, 6, 12].
> > [Raven]
> The grenades streak towards the fishmen. Though only two of the shots
> get reasonably close, their grenades, so it doesn't have to land in
> their back pockets. One after the other the grenades go off (Damage:
> 19MD, 17MD, 11MD, 14MD], knocking the fishmen off the weapon platform
> and doing some damage, though it appears the weapons systems may have
> already been programmed.
> > [Alex]
> > Concentrating on just the floating brain, Alex opens fire on the thing,
> > firing a long burst. Her thoughts is that if she kills or distracts the
> > thing that she stop the fishmen from destroying the boat [Strike: 12].
> > She wonders if there is anything this dagger can do to help.
> > [/Alex]
> With the grenades going off and the added chaos that follows, Alex
> shows her skills and lays a solid round into the brain [Damage: 54MD].
> The weapons fire makes clear some sort of field around the brain
> which glows blue.
> The brain is not idle. Suddenly a burst of energy spouts from the
> odd-looking sphere embedded in it [Strike: 17] and straight at Alex.
> Alex manages to dodge [Dodge: 28], but the beam of energy leaves a
> good eight inch hole in the floor.
> > [Koba]
> > "I can stop that cannon if I can get to the laser. Suppress those apes
> > and cover me." Ignoring the large brain creature, Koba takes a
> > suppressing blast at the two ape creatures with his pistol [Strike: 2]
> > before pulling the vibroblade from its sheath with the off hand. While
> > the others fire, Koba will start running towards the cannon. If
> > necessary to clear the portal, he will boost over it with the jetpack.
> > [/Koba]
> Koba's suppressing fire is off the mark but does force the
> ape-creatures' heads back down. Not only the portal but a wall of
> fire now stand behind him as he runs towards the cannon. His jetpack
> flames and he launches into the air.
> One of the ape-creatures fires at Koba's jetpack [Strike: 12],
> striking Koba [Damage: 18MD].
> > [Lyle]
> > Doing his best to shake off the psychic attack, he can taste the blood
> > in mouth. Still groggy, he decides to pull his grenades, he maybe
> > fuzzy but he knows the general location of the the bad guys and lobs a
> > plasma grenade trying to get it over the brain and vortex in the area
> > of the fish guys. [Strike: 9]
> > [/Lyle]
> The grenade streaks towards the already hit fishmen [Damage: 15MD].
> Two of the fishmen are killed, and the others are clearly in no shape
> to fight.
> Quite suddenly Ted's prone body seems to lift into the air and begins
> rushing towards the vortex. The brain seems to stop in its tracks, a
> visible field of energy engulfing it and Ted. Ted becomes fully
> conscious in time to see the vortex racing towards him.
> Talas leaps up and charges the brain, using all his strength and
> prowess and leaping at it, swords at the ready [Strike: 15]. The
> field doesn't appear to do him any damage, but his attack does not
> break it either.
> Even as Koba reaches the cannon, another burst of energy leaves the
> brain, this one so powerful it heats up the air. It isn't aimed at
> anyone, but rather at the dome itself. It immediately begins burning
> a hole which could very lead to catastrophic failure.
> Aaron Clausen
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