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

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Thu Mar 11 00:43:27 GMT 2010

OOC: Haven't heard from Owen or Lyle's players, but we'll continue on.

> > [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]

> [Ted]
> Ted switched to his internal oxygen supply before leaping up to the beams
> overhead. ~Good shooting, Alex~, he transmits telepathically while making
> his way as quickly as possible to the far side of the chamber.
> [/Ted]

As quick as lightning, the lizard man moves across beams, pipes and supports.
Still, he is not invisible, and a few of the fishmen guards, seemingly
a disciplined
lot, fire at him [Strikes: 17 and 7].  The first shot hits Ted
[Damage: 18MD], while
the other goes wide.

> [Alex]
> Alex watches the creatures in agony. They did attack her so she does not
> feel much pity. If any others look like they want to attack, she will
> fire back otherwise she will stay on guard.
> [/Alex]

OOC: I'm assuming Alex is going to be switching to firing laser shots rather
than continuing to lob grenades.  Because this is somewhat disorganized,
mass combat, I'm playing very fast and loose, simply playing all a PC's
turns, particularly for shooting, at once rather than move-by-move.

Alex sees a couple of fishmen fire at Ted, and also sees six armed
fishmen along the wall of the chamber begin rushing towards the stairs
leading up to the platform she, Raven and Lyle are still on.  A couple of
others, crouched behind barrels, offer their comrades cover.  She opens
fire on them [Strikes: 10 - miss, 11, 16, Natural 20, 11].

One of the fishmen manages to leap for cover [Dodge: Natural 20], but
the other four are hit [Damage: 50MD, 30MD, 120MD - dd, 30MD].  The
first fishmen has a large hole blown in his armor, and apparently into
his chest.  The second fishman, already previously hit, is dispatched.
There are only fragments of the third, and the fourth, hit, gives up the
ghost, as does his uninjured companion.

> [Koba]
> With his new perch on top of the pipes, Koba hopes he will not be
> attracting too much attention. He will move quickly across the pipes
> until he is just above the central control panel or as close as the
> pipes will take him.
> ~How damaged do we want these reactors?  I can try for disabled or
> "REALLY disabled"~ Koba passes telepathically to the rest of the group as
> he counts up the fusion blocks he now has in his sack.
> [/Koba]

> [Raven]
> Raven thought back, 'Really damaged. Let's give them something to worry
> about...'  Raven sighted her rifle once more and fired off grenades into the
> fishmen.  [Strikes: 20 - not natural, 16]
> [/Raven]

OOC: I don't know how liberal Raven's player wants to be with grenades, so
Raven will launch to, and if she wants to launch more, let me know.

The grenades streak towards the remaining armed fishmen who attempted
to make a run on the platform [Damage: 15MD and 21MD].  The first
grenade takes out one of the would-be attackers, the other attacker
is knocked off his feet.  The second grenade hits one of the barrels,
and within moments a large explosion rocks the whole chamber.  Lights
flicker and a cloud of rubble, dust, toxic gas and body parts fills a
chunk of the chamber.

Lyle fires on any stragglers [Strikes: 24, 9, 11, 18].  All four shots
make contact with fishmen, two hitting them in the relatively unprotected
neck area [Damage: 17MD, 21MD] and blowing their heads off, and the
other two [Damage: 20MD, 19MD] have their armor heavily damaged.

OOC: Hope Owen's player approves...

Owen fires at the remaining visible armed fishmen [Strikes: 12 and 15].

The two bursts hit both the fishmen [13MD and 25MD], killing one of them
and all but obliterating the armor on the other.

> [Koba]
> As he moves closer to the central control core, Koba peers through the
> rifle scope at the fishmen at the controls. He will fire an aimed shot
> at the head of any armed D-Bees.  [Strikes: 16 and 15]
> [/Koba]

There are currently two armed fishmen visible in the control room.  Koba
manages to peg them both in the head [Damage: 20MD and 20MD].  Both
fishmen drop, though whether it's because they're dead, or because they're
now worried they might soon be is impossible to tell from Koba's position.
The technicians drop to the floor and are no longer visible either, save for the
odd leg here or arm there.

The chamber is now utter confusion.  The poisonous cloud is now covering
most of the chamber, and almost all the fishmen are preoccupied with
choking to death.  A few shots are fired out of the cloud, but they seem to
be just random.  There is very little in the way of fishmen left to shoot at.
It seems the chamber is their's for the taking, or whatever they please...

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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