[Taocow PBEM] Chapter VIII - The Portal And Beyond
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Thu Mar 9 00:56:50 PST 2006
--- Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > [Ted]
> > > > "Mind filling me on what that things is?" Ted
> whispers to the others.
> > > > [/Ted]
> > > [Rod]
> > > Rod turns back. "Yeah, it's mean and tough."
> > >
> > > With that he leaps out into the hall and brings
> his hammer down on the
> > > creature. The creature is thrown back and
> that's when Rod and the
> > > others notice farther down the hallway is a
> tall, incredibly beautiful
> > > Elvin woman with black-feathered wings, while
> broken glass protrudes
> > > from her skin.
> > >
> > > Behind her is an old man lying on the ground.
> > > [/Rod]
> > > [GM]
> > > The company can also clearly see that the
> blue-skinned creature is
> > > injured, its stomach opened and green ichor
> leaking from it. Never the
> > > less, it jumps at Rod and manages to get past
> Rod's defenses and begins
> > > squeezing him as Rod's face grimmaces in pain.
> > > [/GM]
> Alright, haven't done this in a while, but seeing as
> there are so many
> attackers, I'm gonna do an initiative, for my sanity
> if for no one else's.
> Strange Elvin woman
> Lady Frost
> Blue Meanie
> > [Bongo]
> > "Hey gruesome -- he doesn't squeak when you
> squeeze him!" Bongo growls as
> > he activates his sword and charges at the little
> monster, ready to relieve
> > him of an arm or a head before it can do Rod any
> permanent harm.
> > [/Bongo]
> Bongo swings at the creature, but his intended blow
> goes very wide.
> > [Kyle]
> > Knowing the risk of firing down the hallway Kyle
> takes a rear guard
> > position.
> > [/Kyle]
> The very strange looking Elvin woman leaps forward
> and lays in her attack,
> punching the creature right between the eyes and
> knocking it, and Rod, back.
> > [Alex]
> > The Coalition ranger simply stands and waits as
> well, taking as much cover
> > as possible. There cannot be too many people who
> are attacking this
> > creature at one time. She will radio, "I have a
> vibro-sword if you think
> > it will do any good."
> > [/Alex]
> Phaeton, like Alex, remains back, unwilling to enter
> a frey with so many
> > [Ted]
> > Ted brings his weapon to the ready. "This is
> getting weirder by the
> > second." he thinks.
> > After finding a safe place to deposit Arden, he
> finds a good kneeling
> > position at the corner of the intersection that
> offers some decent cover.
> > While the others attack, he takes him time to aim
> and then fires on the
> > monster that has attacked Rod.
> > [/Ted]
> It is difficult to make any kind of aimed shot with
> the creature flying
> backwards, Rod still in its grip, and multiple
> attackers. The shot does hit
> the creature, though, cutting a large chunk of its
> > [Talas]
> > Talas aiming for the head, attacks the creature
> with a 'Chi Death Blow
> > Roundhouse Kick'
> > [Talas]
> Talas's kick knocks the creature's head back, and it
> remains at a rather
> disturbing angle. The arms seem to reflexively
> release Rod, who falls to
> the floor. The creature, it's head turned to the
> side and tilted up,
> begins, in a slow, tilting fashion, to move away.
> [Lady Frost]
> With a flick of her hands, Frost encases the
> creature's feet in a block of
> ice. It feebly tries to keep moving, but can go
> [/Lady Frost]
> Phaeton now turns his attention to the
> strange-looking yet stunningly
> beautiful elvin woman who entered the battle. "Who
> are you?" he asks, "and
> who is the old man with you?"
> Even as he asks this, the others notice that the
> dust motes in the air
> around the creature are beginning to stir, forming a
> spiraling pattern.
After noticing the number of persons involved in this
fight, he opts for caution and in one single fluid
motion draws his katana and stabs for the creatures
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