[Taocow PBEM] [Everyone Back Together] Book 3 - Chapter V - England
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Owen, will reverse his course and head back away as quick as he can to try to get out of the blast radius of the incoming attack.
> Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 13:14:05 -0700
> From: mightymartianca at gmail.com
> To: taocowpbem at zork.net
> Subject: Re: [Taocow PBEM] [Everyone Back Together] Book 3 - Chapter V - England
> >> [GM]
> >> Meanwhile, the demon moans and tries to get up, and as it does,
> >> Arsandel shows signs of consciousness. "What... what are you fools
> >> doing?" he asks weakly, the ring on his hand now glowing very
> >> bright.
> >> [/GM]
> > [Justin]
> > Justin rolls away from the demon, and up to his feet facing it and
> > attempts to shoot it again as he does so [Strike: 24], parrying any
> > strikes the demon makes if he can, prioritizing defense over
> > shooting. As he does so, he yells "Summoning Named Lords never
> > improves anything!"
> > [/Justin]
> The next shot hits the demon [Damage: 40MD]. The demon is showing some
> injury now.
> The demon cries out "Your soul I will eat!" as it flails out with its
> arm to try to punch Justin [Strike: 11] but Justin easily parries
> [Parry: 25].
> > [Ted]
> > The lizard man takes careful aim on the elf's hand. [Strike: 17]
> > [/Ted]
> Ted's shot hits Arsandel's hand [Damage: 15MDC]. It literally takes the
> entire arm off. The elf screams in agony and pain and writhes on the
> ground. The ring, unbelievably, lands on the ground a few feet away.
> >> [GM]
> >> A number of the soldiers are now pointing to the sky. "Oi oi!
> >> Bloody Splugorth bombing run!" one of them shouts, and those still
> >> able to begin dragging their fallen comrades towards the forest.
> >> [/GM]
> > [Lady Frost]
> > "Oh that. That would be the airship I just escaped from. Getting the
> > hell out of Dodge might be a good idea."
> > She pointed and turned the area under the fleeing soldiers into an
> > ice ramp, speeding up their escape into the forest considerably,
> > albeit with a lot less control.
> > [/Lady Frost]
> The ice ramp causes the soldiers to completely lose control, but it gets
> them into the forest in seconds as opposed to minutes.
> > [Koba]
> > Hands now steadier as his inate fear of the demon passes, he flips
> > he selector switch on the rifle to single shot and turns around the
> > edge of the tree to take aim. Looking down the sights, Koba notices
> > the airship in the background as it edges closer. Getting to the elf
> > is no longer an option. Looking around him, he knows he is not strong
> > enough without power armor to help carry the wounded with him. Over
> > the radio he screams out, "Incoming bombers! Clear out now!" With
> > that he takes off in a direction perpendicular to the path of the
> > incoming bombers to get as far away as possible looking for a large
> > crator or gorge where he may avoid the bombs.
> > [/Koba]
> Koba is caught in Lady Frost's ice ramp and finds himself sliding at
> great speed towards the forest. Within moments he's within the eaves
> and lying in a shallow ditch.
> > [Alex]
> > Alex ducks for cover when the bomber goes into its attack run. At
> > the moment, she considers the She will wait until the aircraft is
> > climbing up from its attack. At that time, she will fire a three
> > round burst. At a stabilizer if one is visible, otherwise the main
> > body. [Strike: 16]
> > [/Alex]
> Alex's burst hits the large aircraft on one of the stabilizers [Damage:
> 50MD], doing some damage but not enough to stop it.
> Still, some of the knights, inspired by Alex's shot, take aim and fire
> as well. The large craft begins increasing altitude to take itself out
> of the way of weapons fire.
> > [Lady Frost]
> > "I'll distract the demony thing, you two round everyone up and
> > boogie. I'll catch up."
> > She sprinted out from behind the cover and headed for the big red
> > demon, hurling a spray of ice shards at it as it tried to get to it's
> > feet [Strike: 14].
> > [/Lady Frost]
> The demon, though injured, is clearly one tough bastard. It tries to
> leap to its feet, but with the dogs Poby and Deem keeping it at bay, and
> its own legs injured, it's all it can do to stay upright. It lifts its
> hands palms outward, though its not obvious what its trying to do
> [Dodge: Natural 20].
> The shards seem to hit a wall of force and smash into glinting pieces.
> The demon laughs. "Better fun now!" it cries as it leaps towards Lady
> Frost in an attempt to tackle her [Strike: 19].
> Lady Frost is unable to dodge [Dodge: 1 critical failure], and she
> suddenly finds an insanely heavy demon whose skin seems to burn as it
> touches her. Apparently it causes the demon pain too as it roars.
> All everyone else sees is the demon and Lady Frost on the ground and
> then there are great gushes of steam.
> One of the jets is now apparently in position as it releases a bomb. It
> misses the company by about fifty feet, but the force of the explosion
> literally throws everyone within vicinity [OOC: not Koba, Alex or
> Louissa] back [Damage: 4 SDC]. Another jet is almost in position as well.
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