[Taocow PBEM] Chapter VI: Whence The Lizard Man?

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at alberni.net
Thu Sep 22 14:27:55 PDT 2005

> > [GM]
> > It isn't quite recognizable, but appears to be of Triax manufacture.
> > [/GM]

> [Alex]
> Alex communicates to the others, "I am not familiar with the design of
> the Rifle but it has some features which make it appear to be Triax
> weapon. Maybe an older model."
> [/Alex]


> > [GM]
> > Lena speaks up, "I say Amanda!  She's tough and can at least slow 'em
> > down."
> > [/GM]

Amanda nods her approval.

> [Alex]
> Alex begins to slither into the brush, trying to find a place of good
> concealment.
> [/Alex]

Phaeton looks somewhat bemused as Alex crawls into the bush, but is unable
to conceal herself properly.  He looks ready to say something, but decides
the better of it.

> [Osiris]
> The CK nods in approval at Kyle's idea and suggests "Sounds like solid plan,
> lets get set up then."
> As soon as the topic of who will act as bait comes up Osiris raises his
> hand and volunteers himself for the task but hearing Lena suggest Amanda,
> he speaks up "Can have the lady out there by herself , can we now. " With
> a jestering gesture he moves up next to Amanda and offers his arm to the
> lady.  "Shall we?"
> [/Osiris]

> [Rod Black]
> Rob interjects, "Let's keep running.  When they get a little closer I can
> stop 'em in their tracks for up to five minutes.  It can buy us a little
> more time."
> [/Rod Black]

> [Talas]
> "I think Mr. Black has a good idea. I would prefer not to have to fight
> these men.  Especially since I will need to come back to this town in
> order to get my horse."
> [/Talas]

> [Alex]
> Alex radios back, "Give me a few minutes to get out from behind cover.
> Your plan is likely as good as any although it might insite them if they
> are not hostile. Still there is no gain in not fighting them if not
> needed. Damn, I miss my hover cycle." She climbs out from behind cover
> to join the others.
> Alex begins walking in the direction which was indicated, trying to escape
> from the attackers. She carefully sweeps the area to look for potential
> traps and ambushes. She is a scout after all, even if she is in unfamiliar
> territory
> [/Alex]

> [Bongo]
> Bongo will follow Alex's lead and head away from the riders, keeping his
> heightened senses.
> [/Bongo]

The rest of the team follow suit, and begin moving down the other side of
the hill.  Bongo, Alex and Kyle can see no sign of traps or ambushes.

The riders are now gaining on the company, and the odd "Yah!" or curse in
some familiar or unfamiliar language can be heard.  As they come within
Rod's range, the leader cries "Stop ye!  Go nay further!"

> [Rod Black]
> Rod waits until the are about fifteen seconds behind the company, and then
> casts Carpet of Adhesion in the way of their pursurers.
> [/Rod Black]

Quite suddenly, even as the leader raises his mighty gun, the horses stop as
if they've hit a brick wall.  The awful crack of bones can be heard as their
legs simply break.  Most of the riders, save for the leader, are torn from
their saddles by the force of impacting Rod's magical carpet and tossed to
the ground.

The leader curses, his pink, fleshy face now a rather awful red.  With speed
that amazes even the fastest of the company he whips out the rail gun and
begins spraying the company.

This nasty guy got an 18 to strike and hits five targets.  There are ten
targets, so I simply chose at random with a D10.  I'm giving dodges to those
that got hit (potentially):

0. Alex
1. Bongo <hit>
2. Kyle
3. Rod <dodged>
4. Lady Frost <hit>
5. Talas
6. Arden <hit>
7. Osiris
8. Phaeton <dodged>
9. Lena

Bongo, Amanda and Arden are all hit, and pretty badly.  They are blown off
their feet and knocked off the trail.  Phaeton and Rod manage to leap out of
the way.

The hideous man roars and brings his weapon to bear again, preparing to fire

Aaron Clausen	mightymartianca at alberni.net

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