[Taocow PBEM] Fwd: Book 3 - Chapter III

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 20:57:35 BST 2010

> > > [GM]
> > > ...
> > >
> > > Their guides wipe their brows.  "Close one, eh!" the short one says to
> > > the tall one.  "Aye!  That it was, Lemmy" the taller one says.
> > >
> > > Then both turn around, guns in hand.  Behind them the shapes
> > > materialize into a dozen of the ape-like creatures they'd seen
> > > above, heavily armored and heavily armed.
> > >
> > > "Here they are." the short one says.  "Just like we promised.
> > > Now could we have the gold ye promised."
> > > [/GM]

> > [Alex]
> > Alex does not really 'trust' what is going on here. She will watch these
> > new people warily and use her telepathy to scan the various individuals.
> > She will ask at the same time, "What is going on?"
> > [/Alex]

> [GM]
> It's pretty clear now that Alex and Owen's Sixth Sense was, ironically,
> confused by too much danger.
> In answer to Alex's question, one of the ape-like figures shouts
> "Drop your weapons now!"
> [/GM]

> > [Koba]
> > Koba draws his rifle and aims at the group of ape looking creatures
> > ready to fire if they close in. "You are fools. Look at what is
> > happening to the town. Do you really think they have any regard for
> > any humans?  You may have just outlived your usefulness. Come with us
> > and fight back." Switching to the internal mic in the armor Koba
> > transmits to the group, "We need to escape this one way or another.
> > The only way out looks like the way back. Anyone with infrared sensors
> > will have to lead us out of here."
> > [/Koba]

> [GM]
> When Koba raises his rifle, all the ape-like creatures train their weapons
> on them.  "Drop that weapon, human.  This is your last chance.  On
> the count of three, remove your finger from the trigger and gently place
> it on the ground."
> One of their "guides", the short one,  shrugs at Koba.  "Nothing
> personal, mate. Needed the money for debts and such."
> The other seems suddenly a little troubled.  "Let's just the money
> and go.  I do'na want to be here a minute longer."
> "Ah yes, your reward." the leading ape-man says.  With incredible
> speed, his rifle trains on one, then the other of the men, a single
> blast from the energy rifle blowing their heads off.  The corpses flop
> to the ground.
> "Now, drop those weapons."
> [/GM]

> [Owen]
> Hoping to confuse the situation and create time for the group, Owen
> will call a Wall of fire right under the feet of the Apemen.
> [/Owen]

Even as the leading ape-man speaks, the wall of flame bursts,
cutting them off from the company.  The leading ape man, obscured
by the flames can be heard shouting in some unintelligible language
and instantly the ape-men start advancing, spraying the area, though
clearly the wall of flame makes their aim poor, and mainly its sand that
gets vaporized.  Still a few shots get through.  Lyle, Ted and Carlos all
get struck [Damage: 10MD apiece].  The wall of fire will slow them down,
but not for long...

OOC: I don't know what everyone plans to do but I'll roll initiative.
Because there are a dozen ape-men, I'm going to roll them in groups
of four and combine their actions so as not to have any combat last
a month.

Koba - 20
Owen - 16
Lyle - 14
Ape Group 1 - 13
Ted - 11
Ape Group 2 - 11
Alex - 10
Carlos - 6
Ape Group 3 - 5

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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