July 11, 2019 at 5:43 am #20644
Let’s pick this up here!
July 11, 2019 at 7:37 am #20649
- This topic was modified 3 months ago by Aria.
I helped it along, since I have (limited) mod privilegesJuly 11, 2019 at 7:47 am #20651
Al collapses the core
Dana unconscious from Blight
36-10 M1 stealth in to position…
35 Ex-G Charge, miss
32-10 M2 orders Al to drop his weapon (although why bother, nobody seems to listen)
14-10 Batshit spots M1, goes full def, shoots, misses
19-10 F1 Attacks Ex-G miss
xx Al Retort
xx Addie gets an LED light source
16 M1 cast offensive mana barrier force 10 behind Ex-G
25 Ex-G miss
12 M2 ??
xx Al prevaricates some more…
15 Ex-G miss
6 M1 Complex action to move the barrier…pushes at Ex-G but does 0 damage… time for plan B
2 M2 ??
5 Ex-G miss
39 Ex-G miss F1
35 M1… holding action so Jack doesn’t have to re-write his IC 😛
22 F1 will attempt a knockdown attack on Ex-G to push him back in to the mana barrier, miss
4 Batshit shoots at M1, 0 damage
29 Ex-G miss F1
12 F1 miss Ex-G
19 Ex-G SA Influence F1…who fails to resist SA mana barrier Fc 7
19 M1 casts Mana Static Fc 12 on the area, 8 hits reduced to 3 by counterspell/guard BC goes to 8, offensive mana barrier reduced to Fc 7 (barrier rating reduced to 5)
2 F1 charge M1 7 hits, reduced to 2 by mage Full Def, Retractable Spur [A[Physical], R0, 11P, -2AP], no damage
9 Ex-G Grabs Dana (how with a powerblade in one hand?)? Will need to break through the offensive mana barrier to escape…and touching it does 7P damage (no doubt will get soaked)
9 M1 tries to levitate F1, fails due to grey armour… 😛July 11, 2019 at 7:52 am #20653
I am cut to the quick.
“to avoid giving a direct answer to a question in order to hide the truth”
Al hasn’t even been asked any questions.
These guys, though, are all condemnations and orders without a single word of explanation, much less evidence.
Heck, they haven’t even told me what they want…just trying to get any sort of actual answer out of them.July 11, 2019 at 8:00 am #20654
Yeah I know 😀 …but as grunt mage said, he’s not got any authority to talk to you and ‘them upstairs’ aren’t likely to while you are waving your weapons around! Any moment now he’s going to slide a ‘link across the floor to you but he’s just a bit upset that you are ignoring him 😀 …after all, he’s the ‘cop’ in this scenario, at least in his mind…and cops don’t explain themselves to ‘crooks’ unless there’s a hostage involved!July 11, 2019 at 8:32 am #20655
the mage IS the hostage….Ha ha – no, I do see your point as to his attitude.
Naturally he feels threatened and wants to speak from a position of strength.
But Al is equally doubtful of getting any useful information once he’s seen as having surrendered his power to resist – at they point they dictate rather than ask, much less explain…
Anyway – while this guy is probably a substantial threat to Al if he wants to be, Al has certain psychological eccentricities that make it very hard for him to really see anyone as dangerous to himself!July 11, 2019 at 2:54 pm #20664
Well I’m out of actions so I’ll have to wait for Al to finish chatting with his dad and the next initiative rollJuly 11, 2019 at 3:02 pm #20665
Torrent is Silk’s Dad… Silk hired you… slightly disappointed in the lack of reaction to the big reveal that Torrent is on the ‘other side’ lolJuly 11, 2019 at 3:06 pm #20666
I was joking/joshing. Batshit is an outsider on this she has no freakin’ idea.July 11, 2019 at 3:38 pm #20667
😁July 11, 2019 at 4:09 pm #20668
Well, to be fair: We still don’t know if it’s really Torrent – and if it is and he is in charge, he should have known better than to let the guardians of this place go on the offensive against Al, instead of using their commsystem to explain the reasons why they needed to place a bunker full of horror slash dap in the middle of a high density population zone with kids in a Matrix style battery setup. 😉July 11, 2019 at 4:19 pm #20669
Out of this team, I think it is only Al and Tanya who have dealt with Silk and Torrent? (as a player I’ve not even interacted with them before this game).
Also: sorry on flaking out with Zag, this is the exact sort of situation that he was built to help with … mind you I think I aimed his dice pools too low, he probably would have had to be edging like crazy to have any impact. So in some ways it is less frustrating fluttering around with Addie. who I don’t expect to be able to do anything here — if she manages to not materially be a hindrance by the time they get out, I’ll call that a success.July 11, 2019 at 4:21 pm #20670
Mana Barrier Astral F10 Intersection with Offensive barrier: 2#20d6t5 6 8
My barrier fails
Last action: Grab girl and get back to Al and his BreachJuly 11, 2019 at 4:24 pm #20671
It’s OK. Batshit is a bit of a fifth wheel here too. She just too low to hot anythingJuly 11, 2019 at 4:36 pm #20673July 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm #20675
@electric_muppet I think that the barrier Ex-Gladius was taking down blocked you getting into room 1, so Batshit couldn’t move there until Ex-Gladius takes it down in pass 2 (but I could be wrong …. fog of PBP is strong in this encounter with all the rooms and characters involved).
The LED that Addie has running is probably enough for Batshit’s low light vision, so yah she’d see Addie kneeling over the armored figure, holding its SMG.
Once Addie becomes aware of Bronwyn, she’ll probably shush her, not wanting to interrupt the comcall going on in the hallway with Al. If necessary Addie would try an intercept move and a clinch to stop her from going through the hole and potentially triggering the tense situation there.
…. actually I’m going to IC Addie’s reaction to Bronwyn coming into room 1. For your reference in any IC Addie is a slightly muscular/husky* version of the blonde highschool class president/save the whales campaigner type. Curently without the benefit of fashionable hair or clothes, of course.
* strength and body of 3, probably high for 16 year old girls. She’s trained pretty hard in jujitsu.July 11, 2019 at 5:32 pm #20676
Remember Batshit is only a year older. Just 5 years on the run /on the hustle.July 11, 2019 at 5:37 pm #20678
Batshit is just following Ex-gladus out to the breachJuly 11, 2019 at 5:42 pm #20680
Well, my own reaction to Torrent being on the “other side” has been significant.
First thing was doubt – so Al’s immediate response was to call Silk. She didn’t know anything about it.
Not assuming Torrent tells his daughter everything – they don’t seem very close.
But Al and Silk have been working together for years, and socializing as well.
Whereas Torrent has strictly been a Johnson, and not always nearly as “straight” as Al would have preferred.
So he picked his side.
And anyway, tortured kids pretty much trumps everything, as Al implied to Silk when he called.
Problem, though, is that while annoying in many ways, Torrent has never struck Al as a serious evildoer, and in fact seems to be associated with some of the other big anti-Horror players.
Which makes Al pretty curious about what he has to say.
But Al has much the same thinking IC that Jack just expressed OOC – so what if Al hung up on Torrent. if this message was so important, and Torrent was so tied into all that is happening here, the loudspeaker would have done just fine. A lot easier than sending some guys to simultaneously try to kill us AND hand us commlinks.
So Al’s got an open mind – but remains incredibly skeptical – mostly just trying to milk any intel he can out of the conversation….
But we’ll see what happens.
Is Batshit going to come and beat up Al?
Okay – didn’t see that coming….
But Addie hopefully dissuading?
Whatever – the time it has taken for Al to interact with the mage is really a lot greater then the time elapsed in the combat in the other room (a common cinematic and RPG time-disconnect/artistic license).
So whatever role-playing other people want to jump in with, can’t say they are wrong in terms of the timeline.
Do hope to hear what Torrent has to say, though!July 11, 2019 at 5:43 pm #20681
As you pointed out earlier, Batshit is all armored up, so Addie can’t tell her age (I’d made the mistake of mentioning two dryads earlier)
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