[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter II - Koba, Lyle, Ted, Alex, Owen and Raven OOC

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 20:19:34 GMT 2010

OOC: I would assume you could do that.  It would seem a reasonable
extrapolation of Koba's powers.  There is some water in some spots,
but not a layer throughout the
entire cavern.


On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 12:11, Koba Rowers <koba.rowers at gmail.com> wrote:
> OOC: With the Zapper abilities can I channel power from one source
> through myself into the ground or air and is there a limit to the
> ammount I can transfer safely? Also is there a layer of water on the
> floor below the gas?
> On Mar 2, 2010, at 4:57 PM, Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>>> [GM]
>>>> As the others look up, they can hear the sound of digging and
>>>> lifting
>>>> as pieces of metal are lifted out.  Apparently the fishmen are
>>>> rather
>>>> dedicated to capturing the invaders.
>>>> It takes some effort, but Lyle and Owen together manage to swing
>>>> the wheel.  With a metallic groan, the hatch opens up to reveal a
>>>> large
>>>> chamber, at least a hundred and fifty high and some three hundred
>>>> feet
>>>> in diameter.  The hatch has opened up on scaffolding that stands
>>>> about
>>>> forty feet off the floor.  The whole chamber is lit by several
>>>> reddish
>>>> lights hanging from the high ceiling.
>>>> The chamber is dominated by two large spheres, the surfaces
>>>> resembling a soccer ball divided in to pentagons about four feet
>>>> in size each, and smooth and reflective as mirrors.  Vast pipes,
>>>> each
>>>> at least ten feet in diameter lead from the ceiling and into the
>>>> spheres.
>>>> Between them is a control center, surrounded by what looks like a
>>>> small
>>>> glass bubble.  Inside can be seen at least a dozen fishmen, along
>>>> with
>>>> one of the floating brains that the company had encountered before.
>>>> There are at least twenty more fishmen in the chamber, about half of
>>>> them armored and armed, while the others look to be technicians,
>>>> carefully
>>>> observing gages and displays.
>>>> Sitting beside each sphere is some sort of robot power armor,
>>>> though it
>>>> does not look military.  Rather, it looks like some sort of
>>>> industrial unit.
>>>> These bots are clearly in possession of some very heavy shielding.
>>>> Directly beneath the scaffolding is what looks like large elevator
>>>> doors.
>>>> Directly opposite at the other side of the chamber are much larger
>>>> doors,
>>>> with a number of guards close by.
>>>> The scaffolding does afford a bit of cover.  Several large metal
>>>> crates,
>>>> fairly rusted, but still intact, are stacked close by.  Which is
>>>> probably
>>>> a good thing because quite suddenly several of the guards start
>>>> moving
>>>> towards the stairs leading up to the scaffolding.
>>>> Even as the company looks on, those with radios here the crackle,
>>>> very staticy, but still understandably Carlos.
>>>> [/GM]
>>> [Carlos]
>>> "If you think you know how to get to the chain holding the sub, let
>>> us
>>> know. Perhaps we can work together to get rid of it."
>>> [/Carlos]
>>> [Alex]
>>> Alex will keep guard carefully because it does not sound like she
>>> sees
>>> anybody attacking directly at the moment.
>>> [/Alex]
>>> [Ted]
>>> ~Are those sphere what we came for?~ the lizard man asked
>>> telepathically.
>>> [/Ted]
>>> [Lyle]
>>> "I would assume those are the reactors."
>>> Lyle unslings his rifle and prepares to start picking off the fishmen
>>> coming towards us.
>>> [/Lyle]
>> OOC: I'm assuming that Lyle will in fact open fire here.  No
>> initiative
>> per se, I'll let everyone carry out their moves simultaneously, and
>> play
>> the enemy as a sort of single character.
>> [GM]
>> Lyle opens fire [Strikes: 8, 17, 7, 6].  Due to the distance, only two
>> of the shots hit [Damage: 6MD and 3MD].  While the shots do
>> relatively little damage to the two fishmen.  They force them to start
>> looking for cover, as they are in the more vulnerable position than
>> the
>> party.
>> [/GM]
>>> [Ted]
>>> Once Lyle starts firing, Ted will telepathically coordinate his
>>> attacks with his to pick off as many fishmen as possible. That is,
>>> if Lyle doesn't mind.
>>> [/Ted]
>> [GM]
>> Ted is more successful [Strikes: 16, 6, 14, 15, 19, 8, 12], managing
>> to hit six of the fishmen [Damage: 19MD, 9MD, 13MD, 15MD, 15MD, 12MD].
>> Again, no fishmen guards are killed, but some have some nasty pits in
>> their armor, and all drop down, behind any cover they can get.
>> Storming
>> the platform the party is on seems out of the question now.
>> [/GM]
>>> [Alex]
>>> Alex will fire a tear gas grenade at them to see how they react.
>>> [Strike: Natural 20!]
>>> [/Alex]
>> [GM]
>> With perfect skill, the wilderness scout lobs a grenade right in the
>> middle
>> of the largest assemblage of armed fishmen.  A noxious cloud of tear
>> gas erupts, quickly engulfing ten of them.  It is clear that the
>> tear gas's
>> effects on the fishmen is much more pronounced than on humans,
>> as they fall to the floor, ripping off their helmets and tearing at
>> their
>> eyes and gills.  As well, and though it wasn't noticed before, there
>> must
>> be some other gas below, because wherever the tear gas meets this
>> other gas, paint can literally be seen melting off of panels, and
>> exposed
>> fishman skin blistering horribly accompanied by warbly screams of
>> pain.
>> [/GM]
>>> [Raven]
>>> Raven uses the stack of metal crates for cover from possible fishmen
>>> blasts, since she relied only on her Armor of Ithan for protection.
>>> She
>>> tries not to move but tried to remain as still as possible. She
>>> prepares
>>> to use her magic but first signals her intent via the telepathic link
>>> to trap the fishmen with magic.
>>> [/Raven]
>> [GM]
>> Raven traps another group of fishman guards, about eight of them,
>> leaving
>> them in the open to be picked off.
>> [/GM]
>>> [Raven]
>>> Raven then casts Levitation on Alex and Koba (and once more on
>>> herself).
>>> [/Raven]
>> [GM]
>> Both Alex and Koba suddenly feel themselves lift off the ground.
>> [/GM]
>>> [Koba]
>>> "If you can get me up there I'll see what i can do to distract them
>>> or
>>> to get a shot at the spheres. "
>>> [/Koba]
>> [GM]
>> With little effort, Koba finds himself up on some supports, the floor
>> of the chamber very distant below.  He has good shots on many of
>> the fishmen, the spheres and even the control area.
>> [/GM]
>>> [Raven]
>>> Afterward, Raven uses her NG Laser Pistol & Grenade Launcher and
>>> launch grenades where she can.  [Strikes: Natural 20 and non-
>>> natural 20].
>>> [/Raven]
>> [GM]
>> Raven's first grenade lands perfectly in the center of the fishmen
>> she has
>> adhered to the floor [Damage: 28MD].  The blast strikes them even
>> harder
>> as the carpet of adhesion stops the bodies from flying away with the
>> blast,
>> breaking limbs in the process.  The second lands among three other
>> fishmen [Damage: 15MD], tossing them.
>> There is general chaos in the chamber.  Between the explosions and the
>> tear gas-cum-toxic gas, the armed fishmen are looking for good cover
>> to
>> fire from while the unarmed technicians run around in general panic.
>> [/GM]
>> --
>> Aaron Clausen
>> mightymartianca at gmail.com
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