[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter II
mightymartianca at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 18:49:31 BST 2010
OOC: About 90 feet or so.
On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 10:19, A Gardner <threeplusoneis4 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 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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