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

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at alberni.net
Mon Sep 26 13:11:35 PDT 2005

OOC: Whoops, forget this little bit at the end!

On Mon, September 26, 2005 13:05, Aaron Clausen wrote:
>> [Talas]
>> Talas turns toward the man and Calls Lightning on to the pink faced
>> man's
>> horse. In the hope of vaporizing the horse and the pink faced man along
>> with his gun becoming stuck in the carpet of adhesion along with the
>> rest
>> of his companions.
>> [/Talas]
> [GM]
> With a bright blast, lightning strikes the robotic horse, but rather than
> impacting it, causes what must be an energy field of some kind to suddenly
> glow violet.
> [/GM]
>> [Alex]
>> Alex has never seen a weapon inflict as much damage as this one. She
>> decides that it is simply too devastating and returns fire back at the
>> weapon, attempting to make a called shot on the weapon itself. She is
>> using her JA-12 rifle and firing a three round burst.
>> [/Alex]
> [GM]
> The shot is near-perfect, but the rider's energy field absorbs it, though
> it
> now emits a bright violet light that makes looking at him difficult for
> those without optics.  The impact, while not injuring the rider, his gun
> or
> the horse, knocks them back, and it appears that the rider has to make a
> great effort to stay on.
> [/GM]
>> [Rod Black]
>> Rod returns fire with his weapon, aiming down the barrel (difficult, but
>> potentially spectacular) with his bracers, activating his Armor of
>> Ithan.
>> [Rod Black]
> [GM]
> As with Alex's shot, Rod's bracer attack should have hit the gun square
> on,
> but the energy field is in the way.  It is now, however, visibly
> sputtering,
> and there's a high pitched whine eminating from the the vicinity of the
> rider.
> [/GM]
>> [Osiris]
>> Seeing his companions get hit by the monster with the railgun , Osiris'
>> face turns into a snarl as he extends his hand in a shoving jesture
>> towards the leader which should get him stuck on the carpet of adhesion.
>> The knight then moves towards the nearest cover which still gives him a
>> good view on the OpFor, unslinging his rifle he takes careful aim at the
>> head honcho and takes careful shots at his railgun.
>> [/Osiris]
> [GM]
> The giant rider is pushed back, but at the last possible moment grabs the
> heavy reigns of his horse and keeps himself from falling into Rod's
> Carpet of Adhesion.
> Osiris then opens fire, trying to hit the powerful gun, but instead
> hitting
> the energy field.  While not a great shot, an audible hiss can be heard
> and
> then the strong smell of ozone.
> [/GM]
> [Kyle]
> Kyle opens fire, simply aiming for the rider rather than for the gun.  The
> rounds cause the energy shield to glow brightly again, and then there is a
> loud POP! and the last round can be seen striking the rider in the chest.
> [/Kyle]
>> [Arden]
>> 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."
>> [/Arden]
> [GM]
> Arden aims and fires, the shot hitting the man on the side of the head,
> tearing away part of the helmet and deeply burning the rider's face.  The
> rider screams in agony.
> [/GM]
>> [Lady Frost]
>> Lady Frost is suddenly very glad she hadn't shifted back to her 'human'
>> form after the incident at Griz's shop.   That blast still wouldn't have
>> been lethal, but it would have hurt a lot more.  As it was Frost shakes
>> her head a little to clear it as she stood and looked towards the man
>> responsible for that shot.
>> "OW!  That hurt you pug-ugly twit!"  She glances about her quickly, then
>> reaches out and hefts the largest chunk of rock she can quickly reach
>> (even if she has to rip it out of the ground) and heaves it at the
>> rider with every intention of crushing the rider and horse with it.
>> [/Lady Frost]
> [GM]
> Lady Frost tears a rock out of the ground, at least one hundred and fifty
> pounds, and with a might heave tosses it at the man.  The rider tries his
> best to dodge without falling off his horse, but makes what proves the
> wrong
> decision and remains mounted as the rock hits him in the chest and throws
> him to the ground.  The rock is laying on his arm, and on top of the gun,
> with only the now very bent barrel visible.
> [/GM]
>> [Alex]
>> Alex follows with a smoke round and declares, "Do we stay or run?"
>> [/Alex]
> [GM]
> The air fills with smoke, until the point where the would-be attackers
> can't really be seen, but only heard whimpering.  A loud, rhaspy groan
> comes
> from what must be the giant.
> "I think we should run." Phaeton says.  "With that mystical carpet of Mr.
> Black's we can't restrain them, and I certainly don't want to wait until
> they are free.  What say the rest of you?"
> [/GM]

"Besides," Lena says as she walks over to Arden, "aren't we supposed to be
after that lizard guy?"

Aaron Clausen   mightymartianca at alberni.net

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