[Taocow PBEM] [Alex and Oz] Book 3 - Chapter VII - New Camelot
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Thu Mar 22 23:01:37 UTC 2012
ooc: Question, how close is the floating eye to Alex?
That will effect what her next actions are
On 03/22/2012 16:23, Aaron Clausen wrote:
> Alex sees a tall ladder about fifteen feet away. At the bottom is the
> broken body of a man in overalls laying in a pool of blood, still
> clutching a squeegee. She makes a dash for it and no one stands in her
> Meanwhile, Oz fires again, and this time [Strikes: 14 and 21] with
> much better luck. One strikes the man he already hit [Damage: 18MDC],
> leaving the man's armor little better than rags. The other hits
> another attacker [Damage: 22MDC], and again, though it damages his
> armor, he takes no notice.
> Alex is still climbing up the ladder as Oz makes his third attack
> [Strikes: 13 and Natural 20!]. The shot from his long pistol strikes a
> short-haired woman in armor [Damage: 38MDC], leaving her armor little
> more than tatters, whereas his pump pistol finishes the first attacker
> [Damage: 11MDC], cutting him in two.
> Alex is finally at the top of the ladder and sees hiding in the
> chandelier a disgusting, repellent sight; one of the terrible floating
> brain things, the gemstone set in the midst of the two hemispheres
> glowing brightly. She also sees two others, fixated on the action below.
> Alex takes a strike at it [Strike: 1 critical failure], but misses,
> and worse, the ladder twists beneath her. At the last possible moment
> she manages to grab the chandelier [Strike: 27] before the ladder
> falls, but now finds herself dangling by one hand from a swinging
> chandelier, her knife in the other.
> Oz is momentarily distracted by a loud crash from behind him, and sees
> a tall ladder fall to the ground. Above he sees Alex dangling from a
> chandelier, and, as awful as it looks, what is clearly a floating
> brain turning its attention to her. He also notices about four or five
> of the attackers suddenly stop attacking the King and stand there
> looking very confused.
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