[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter III
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Thu Jun 24 20:34:53 BST 2010
With the Ape creatures now distracted by the fire and laser blasts going by
their heads, Koba will turn his attention to whats going on behind them. He
will move back up the road hugging the cliff wall waiting to fire on any
enemies or threats that emerge from the fog.
On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 4:47 PM, Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com>wrote:
> OOC: Good show everyone! Just a day and all these posts!
> > > [GM]
> > > 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
> > > gets vaporized. Still a few shots get through. Lyle, Ted and Carlos
> > > get struck [Damage: 10MD apiece]. The wall of fire will slow them
> > > but not for long...
> > > [/GM]
> > > [Initiative]
> > > Koba - 20
> > > Owen - 16
> > > Lyle - 14
> > > Ape Group 1 - 13
> > > Ted - 11
> > > Ape Group 2 - 11
> > > Alex - 10
> > > Carlos - 6
> > > Ape Group 3 - 5
> > > Louissa - 1
> > > [/Initiative]
> > [Koba]
> > "Head back that way." Koba says motioning at the way they were led
> > here. "We need to find transport away from the city." With that, Koba
> > will fire off a burst aimed at suppressing the group ahead of them
> > before falling back with the others. [Strike: 16, Targets Hit: 5,
> > 20MDC]
> > [/Koba]
> Koba's suppressing fire, along with the still burning wall of flame, seem
> to do the job in stopping the enemy from simply storming across the
> beach. Five are hit and fall back slightly as their commander barks
> more orders in an unfamiliar language.
> > [Owen]
> > Owen fires a burst from his rifle into the nearest group of Apemen.
> > [Strike: 8, Targets Hit: 2, Damage: 7MD]
> > [/Owen]
> Owen's own burst follows, and while he doesn't hit nearly as many
> targets, it all serves to prevent the company from being stormed.
> > [Lyle]
> > Keeping with the group, Lyle fires off a burst at the Apemen and will
> > provide cover as we find a way out. [Strike: 15, Targets Hit: 6,
> > Damage: 28MD].
> > [/Lyle]
> Lyle is even more successful. Some of the ape-men's armor is
> beginning to show signs of damage. The only obvious ways out
> that Lyle can see are back up the path they had followed down here
> and back along the beach, which quickly recedes down to a narrow
> rocky margin next to the ocean.
> [Ape Group 1]
> This ape group in turn opens suppressing fire as it runs along the
> wall of fire, clearly attempting to reach a position where they can
> block the group's retreat. [Strike: 9, Targets Hit: 6, Damage: 15MD].
> Everyone except Koba is either missed or dodges.
> [/Ape Group 1]
> > [Ted]
> > Ted leaps for the leader of the [first group of] ape-men, hoping a
> > solid jump kick will convince him to call of his cronies. [Strike: 25].
> > [/Ted]
> Ted flies through the flames [Damage: 3MD] at the leader. The
> leader clearly has pretty fast reflexes as well [Dodge: 21], but
> isn't fast enough and Ted knocks him to the ground [Effect:
> ape-man leader loses 2 rounds of actions].
> > [Alex]
> > "Hold steady guys," Alex yells. She will then fire a concussion grenade
> > at the Apeman [Strike: 21, Damage: 10MD, Targets Knocked Down: 8].
> > [/Alex]
> The results of Alex's impressive grenade aim is that two of the ape-men
> groups (eight soldiers in total) are knocked down [Effects: lose melee and
> initiative, also -10 to strike parry, and dodge, attacks last, and lose
> of their attacks/actions for 2 rounds]. It leaves only the one mobile
> trying to route the company on the move. Unfortunately, Ted is in the
> midst of this, and receives the damage and the effects from this as well.
> Ted feels himself kicked back a few feet from the grenade and feels like
> a giant just kicked him in the stomach. Though, actually, it's a good
> > [Alex]
> > Alex fires a three blast burst at one one she thinks or guesses is
> > the leader [Strike: 5, Damage: 39MD].
> > [/Alex]
> The commander, clearly unable to move, is hit by Alex's somewhat
> dodgy shot. While not dead, his armor is clearly in a shambles now.
> > [Carlos]
> > Carlos dives for cover, then starts spraying the apes with his rifle.
> > [Strike: 6, Targets Hit: 4, Damage: 19MD].
> > [/Carlos]
> Carlos takes aim at the group still on their feet, hitting them all
> and damaging their armor.
> Louissa follows Carlos's example and sprays the moving group
> of ape-creatures [Strike: Natural 20!, Targets Hit: 4, Damage:
> Louissa's shots are even more impressive, and the remaining
> group, seeing their comrades incapacitated drop down on to the
> Louissa shouts out with glee. "Gotcha, you murderous bastards!
> Somebody grab Ted and let's go!"
> Louissa's advice is sage. Clearing mists reveal some sort of
> troop ship full of ape-soldiers within fifty feet of the shore. However,
> the path seems dangerous as well, as vehicles can be heard coming
> down it. The only other directions are to climb the cliff or run down
> the beach, neither of which seems a very good idea either, seeing as
> they could become easy targets. As if to drive the point home, the
> troop ship lobs a few rockets at the beach, that, while not hitting
> anyone, knock Koba and Carlos to the ground.
> Time seems to be running out.
> Aaron Clausen
> mightymartianca at gmail.com
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