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

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 20:48:56 GMT 2010

> > [GM]
> > ...
> >
> > When the water hits the scaffolding, the scaffolding begins to bend, but
> > remains intact, though two of the fishmen are flung into the water without
> > having fired a shot, though that still leaves one Sunaj and one fishman.
> >
> > The water level is rising rapidly, and everyone has perhaps a minute
> > before it reaches the scaffolding.
> > [/GM]

> [Ted]
> Ted struggles to stay upright in the water. After making sure he still has his
> weapon and essential body parts, he kicks for the scaffolding to join the
> others.
> [/Ted]

Ted's kicking does manage to change his direction slightly, and he ends up
underneath the scaffolding.  Even with his impressive strength, this raging
torrent is like being held in the fist of a giant.

> [Lyle]
> "OW" is heard over the comm as Lyle hits the wall.  Really glad he switched
> to internal supply, he looks for Ted. Seeing he is moving and heading towards
> the scaffold, Lyle follows behind him, keeping an eye out for any of the fishmen
> in the water.
> [/Lyle]

Other than the odd body glimpsed through the raging waters, the
fishmen, at least,
no longer appear to pose much of a threat.

> [Raven]
> Raven hangs on to a nearby railing and manages to stop her fall. She barely
> hangs on to her rifle as well. When the world stops moving from under her she
> focuses her attention on the Sunaj assassin. She has no idea how dangerous
> that being is and so has only briefly considered her next move. She has no
> power of her own in order to feed her magic and she would not use the PPE
> batteries which was meant for their escape.
> So Raven hopes that the assassin had not spotted her as of yet...
> Raven slings her rifle and Prowls over to the Sunaj and does a Body Throw on
> him - she means to throw him over the railing on the scaffolding...
> [/Raven]

Raven's sneak attack doesn't quite work out.  Her foot catches on a
piece of metal,
and she briefly pitches forward.  The Sunaj does not seem to react as she does
her Body Throw [Strike: 4].  Unfortunately she can't seem to get her position
right, and the Sunaj reacts with lightning speed [Strike: 18], pivoting on his
foot and attempting to land on punch on Raven.  Raven seems to regain her
prowess, and barely manages to dodge [Dodge: 20].

> [Koba]
> Still feeling as if he has some control of the reactors, Koba attempts
> to set them  to shut down by any means possible (overload, shutting
> out cooling or retracting the rods). As he does this he sets off in
> the air towards the group at the scaffolding. On his way, he will
> attempt to pluck Ted from the raging rapids by grasping the back of
> his armor while he attempts to swim to the others.
> [/Koba]

Koba feels with his extended senses the computers sluggishly obey
his commands.  It seems to require a combination to finally shut the
reactors down.  For the present their seems to be no obvious sign of

> [Ted]
> ~If you have to, grab my tail,~ the lizard man telepathically offers.
> [/Ted]

Koba picks up Ted by the tail, and then, quite unexpectedly both he
and Ted drop.  Koba barely manages to escape being sucked into the
water by Ted's weight.  Ted on the other hand, is again in the water and
is again bashed against the wall [Damage: 8SDC].

OOC: Just to let everyone know, the only attackers now are the Sunaj and
one fishman, both presently on the scaffolding.

> [Alex]
> Alex fires at the attackers one last time although more trying to
> keep them busy [Strike: 4].
> [/Alex]

Alex's shot misses the remaining fishman wildly.  The fishman returns
fire [Strike: 11], but Alex easily ducks [Dodge: 24].

> [Alex]
>  She will radio to the other, "I have some line I can lower to those below
> if you can keep the fishmen busy."
> [/Alex]

OOC: Apologies to Owen's player, but I'm just going to repeat his last move.

> [Owen]
> Owen continues to scan the room, trying to locate anything dangerous to
> the group.
> [/Owen]

Seeing that Raven and the Sunaj appear to be in close combat, Owen opens
fire on the remaining fishman [Strike: 4].  Unfortunately, his shot is no better
than Alex's, though the fishman prudently ducks down behind some boxes.

It's at that moment that, above the sound of gunfire and rushing water, another
klaxon begins to sound.  The lights in the chamber begin to flicker, and then,
after a second, everyone was is plunged into darkness.  It takes a few moments
and then a few dull red emergency lights come on, but without optics, it's
all but impossible to see more than ten feet in any direction.

The water is now about ten feet below the scaffolding and still rising.  There
is another shudder, like a major earthquake.  The scaffolding tears from the
wall again, and while no one can see it, in the distance can be heard
what sounds a lot like large boulders falling into the water.

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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