[Taocow PBEM] Chapter VIII - The Portal And Beyond - Combat Round #1

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 14:32:59 PST 2006

OOC 1: To keep things straight in my head (and hopefully in all of yours'),
I'm adding a bit of description to what the nasties are doing.  If anyone's
still confused, let me know.

OOC 2: Boy, I've never seen the posts coming so fast and furious!

D-wolf 1 (hit by Ted)
D-wolf 2 (struggling with Phaeton)
D-wolf 3 (coming at Angelica)
D-wolf 4 (coming at Alex)
Lady Frost
D-wolf 5 (just hit by Lady Frost's "bone")
D-wolf 6 (severely injured by Bongo)

> [Alex]
> Alex climbs on top of a relatively stable-looking rubble pile that looks
> like it would be pretty hard for one of the creatures to climb.
> [/Alex]

Phaeton tries desparately to get his sword into the D-wolf, but somehow it
manages to do dodge his blow.

[D-wolf 1]
Enraged by Ted's hit, it leaps at Ted, trying to wrap its maw around his
[/D-wolf 1]

Ted easily dodges the D-wolf's attack.

> [Bongo]
> "Sorry about that cousin," Bongo sneers as his shot hits home, "but when
> it's kill or be killed, I'd rather be the one doing the killing.  Now do
> yourself a favor and die..."
> He squeezes off another long burst at the same D-wolf, hoping to put it
> out of its misery.
> [/Bongo]

Bongo's second shot blasts the beast into eternity, leaving behind a few
pieces of burning flesh and fur.

> [Alex]
> Alex does what she can, firing three round bursts from her JA-12 rifle.
> [/Alex]

Alex's shot, while not perfect, does hit the D-wolf, doing a fair amount of
damage and blasting the creature as it struggles up the rubble pile, and
knocking it to the bottom.

> [Talas]
> Seeing the number of party members fighting Hand-to-hand, Talas determines
> that firing large numbers of flashest to be a bad idea. So Talas holsters
> the rail gun with one hand and draws his Katana with the other. And
> attacks the nearest D-Wolf.
> [/Talas]

Talas attacks the D-wolf engaged with Phaeton, giving it a good cut with his
Katana.  It yelps and loosens its hold on Phaeton.

Rod fires another shot from his bracer at the D-wolf, this time connecting. 
Yet another creature is running about with its fur on fire.

Lena whips out an energy pistol and fires at one of the D-wolves, missing
hopelessly and blowing a hole in a neighboring building.

> [Kyle]
> Kyle swings around and sees the two D-wolves, realising that Alex could
> more than likely handle hers, Kyle goes into a dive and attemps to body
> block the other D-wolf.  If he can he will grab hold of the wolf and take
> it as high as possible say 300m and let go.
> [/Kyle]

Kyle manages to block the wolf heading at Angelica, but grabbing it is a far
more difficult proposition as it easily evades Kyle's grasp.

With Kyle's unexpected aid, Angelica easily parries the wolf, and the wolf,
now preoccupied with two attackers, is hit square in the nose by Angelica's
strike, and jumps back with a loud yelp like it was stung by a bee.

> [Lady Frost]
> Knowing that the others can handle themselves, but not knowing if this new
> woman could, Frost charges for the D-wolf attacking Angelica loosing ice
> at it's legs as she moves.
> Once to the thing, she grabs it and as she dismisses the ice around it she
> lifts it into the air and throws it as far down the street as she can
> manage. These were wolves after all and as far as she knew they aren't
> evil, just hungry.
> [/Lady Frost]

With unbelievable ease, Frost tosses the creature.  It sails several
hundred feet, howling the whole time, disappearing behind a rubble pile,
with only a distant WUMPH! to mark where it hit ground.

> [Ted]
> Ted fires on another wolf, doing his part until the group decides to
> escape.
> [/Ted]

Ted fires at the wolf attacking him, but it dodges and makes another leap at

[D-wolf 4: Alex's critter]
The D-wolf begins howling as it tries to scramble up the rubble pile to Alex
again, but failing miserably and sliding back down.
[/D-wolf 4]

While the party seems to have this under control, in the not-so-distant
distance can be heard the howls of the rest of the D-wolves.  They seem to
have got over the confusion that Kyle had sowed.  They make no attempt to be
quiet now, and are running at a full gate, and even the deafest, it sounds
like there is a lot of them.

OOC: Recap; D-wolf 1 still attacking Ted, D-wolf 2 still attacking Phaeton
but hit by Talas, D-wolf 3 is no more, D-wolf 4 is picking itself up after
being hit by Alex, D-wolf 5 is on fire from Rod's attack,  D-wolf 6 is no

Aaron Clausen	mightymartianca at gmail.com

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