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

D McCullough derekm617 at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 22 16:29:48 PDT 2005

It knocked back, wincing at the bruise he'll have under his body armor,
then he takes his own rifle, takes careful aim, and fires at the exposed
head of the lead rider. He mutters in elvish, "Let my aim be true."


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> > [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
> > 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
to conceal herself properly.  He looks ready to say something, but
the better of it.

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

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

> [Talas]
> "I think Mr. Black has a good idea. I would prefer not to have to
> 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
> 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
> from the attackers. She carefully sweeps the area to look for
> traps and ambushes. She is a scout after all, even if she is in
> territory
> [/Alex]

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

The rest of the team follow suit, and begin moving down the other side
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
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
> 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
legs simply break.  Most of the riders, save for the leader, are torn
their saddles by the force of impacting Rod's magical carpet and tossed
the ground.

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

Aaron Clausen	mightymartianca at alberni.net

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