AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Herzog » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:42 am

Maya had only a moment to ponder the straw dummies that the Ul-Mor made in their likeness. The trial had begun and the group was faced with some tentacle waving native menace. The girl nearly blectched in horror before adrenaline took over.

The woman moved to keep the straw dummies between her and the charging beasts. Perhaps the things had poor eyesight or poor intelligence that the dummies would be a good distraction. They would find out in seconds.

"I think we need to keep them at bay. THose tentacles look dangerous!" she warned the others.

Switching her spear to her off hand, Maya likewise drew her laser pistol. THe scales on the creatures made Maya wonder how effective the light waved based would be. Again, she would find out shortly as she sighted down the pistol barrel and snapped off a shot at the lead creature.


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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby PMiller » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:40 am

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Following suit, Miranda hung back and used the straw dummy as a shield to fire her laser pistol. Her shot scored a burn on the quick creature.

Alex started out more in the open, dragging the straw dummy like a shield as he moved to flank the beast while he snapped off a shot. The pulled the straw dummy around in front of him like a shield. His shot his a scale and appeared to glance or deflect a bit.

Spreading out and using the straw replicas for cover, laser beams shot forth all around the tiger-creature. Argo managed to hit, but Trever, Maya and Rufus had no such luck. The quickdeath moved fast!

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Burned at least twice the beast howled in anger or pain, it was hard to tell which as the creature did not look harmed much by the laser pistols. It was obviously a tough creature.

It responded by shooting a needle-like projectile at Miranda from its tail while to concentrated on charging the little, furred creature. Miranda ducked as the 30cm dart zipped by harmless over her head. The think was shot hard enough to skewer her.

Not appearign to even notice the results of the ranged attack the quickdeath pounced and Argo scooted out from under the leaping beasts path, leaving his straw dummy exposed all alone. The dangerous looking maw chomped down and ripped the replica in half as the beast shook its head violently from side to side, flinging bits of straw everywhere as the decoy disintegrated.

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Alex rolled 8 for pistol & tied defense
Miranda rolled 5, beat defense
Argo hit, Maya, Trever, Rufus all missed
Quickdeath resisted most of Laser Pistol damage

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby LMiller » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:28 pm

Trever cursed as his shot whizzed past the creature.

“Dang it!” He said, and fired again as the creature stopped and howled in pain.

“This time it should hit.” he cried and looked to see if the others were fine.

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Aura » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:37 pm

With lasers seeming to possibly do some harm to the Quickdeath, Rufus tries again. Keeping the weapon sighted on the beast as it shreds the first of the effigies, Rufus squeezes the trigger. Everything in his mind says 'be calm' but his hand flinches and the second shot is not better than the first, harmlessly lancing into the sand past the creature.

"Maybe it's easier with spears!" Rufus thinks out loud, very much out loud. "Sure isn't easy with lasers. And we don't have a whole lot of decoys. Or... the Ul'Mor are just really dangerous guys and we're not." Realizing he's missing valuable shooting time, the technician goes back to lining up his next shot.

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Worse than before, so I assume it to be a miss as well.
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Herzog » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:00 am


Maya was shocked at how quickly the creature tore the straw dummy of Argo to pieces. If it latched on to one of them for real, it would not be pretty. Nor would being hit by one of those spikes from it's tail. At least it seemed the lasor pistols did some damage, despite the tough scales.

"If we keep it at bay, we should be ok!"

The girl circled around, making sure to keep her straw dummy between herself and the quickdeath. She then snapped off another shot with her laser pistol, but her shot went wide.



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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Argo » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:38 pm

Argo looked carefully at the wound left behind from where his shot had hit. It seemed a minor wound on the creature, as if its skin was much tougher than a dog’s or a humans, and what would burn one of them had only lightly scorched it.

“I don’t think our lasers are going to do much damage!” he called out to the others. “Maybe it would be better if you used the spears!”

He couldn’t use a spear, so he stuck by Trever’s side and fired his laser again. This time he wasn’t so accurate and the blast flew past harmlessly.

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby PMiller » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:52 am

~ Day 15: 0600 - The Place of True Warriors ~Image Image
Alex gritted his teeth as the laser beams were crisscrossing the empty space the agile beat had just been. He snapped off another shot at the creature's flank, missing as well. "That mawkin' thing is very aptly named!" His pack had a handful of grenades, but he was not the best thrower himself.

However, from what he saw Miranda was worse with her shooting. He left his dummy where it was and moved back closer to the woman, shrugging the pack off at her feet. He might be the best shot with a pistol they had, and he did not want to give that up. "There are a few tangler grenades in there. Use them instead! I will cover you!"

Miranda shifted the laser pistol to her left hand and rummaged into the soldier's pack and quickly pulled out the first grenade she found. She had not even took the time to figure out what kind it was before chucking. The woman could throw and the round metal object bounced and rolled near the beast's feet. it exploded with a blue flash. "Oh, that wasn't a tangler grenade." She looked into the pack for another one.

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The stunning effect was enough to knock out most humanoid creatures, but the Quickdeath was stronger. It slowed a bit and appeared to stagger in its next attack on the straw dummy left in place by Alex. It still chomped down on it and tore it in half.

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Alex rolled 4 for pistol & missed
Argo, Maya, Trever, Rufus all missed against Quickdeath's Agility Rolls
Miranda pulled random grenade (stun) from pack, rolled 4 to hit Quickdeath's area. It resisted being stunned, but takes -2 to Agility for next round
Quickdeath attacked Alex's dummy, killing it

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1 first aid kit (Basic anesthetics, stimdoses, antiseptics, medscanner, antibody plus, antitox, spray hypo, etc...)
3 compasses
2 life jackets
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Extra Water
3 Backpacks

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby LMiller » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:16 pm

Trever was confused with the grenade that Miranda threw.

“What the-” he was cut off, as the Quickdeath chomped Alex's straw dummy.

“I want to use the spear, but I can't go close to that creature!”the boy replied back to the dog, and fired again.

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Aura » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:09 pm

After a couple barrages of laser fire doing little to nothing, Rufus sheathed his pistol. Gripping his spear with both hands, he stepped up to his effigy close enough that he could get in a good clean stab should Quickdeath come for his effigy next. "Trying just stabbing it, then!" he announces, keeping the spear behind the effigy so it doesn't give away the ruse. "These guys learned how to beat it years ago, we just have to do it, too..." Narrowing his eyes, he waits to see if Quickdeath comes for him, next.

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Is there 'reserve action' or the like? I'm basically waiting and striking as Quickdeath moves for the kill.
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Herzog » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:07 am

With another dummy down and destroyed, Maya was getting worried. The lasor pistols obviously were not effective on the beast itself. Likely because of the scales. Something to keep in mind to salvage if they managed to kill the beast. The random grenade seemed to slow it down a little bit.

Hefting the spear in her off hand, Maya decided to gamble. She stuck the pistol back her belt and took both hands on the spear. She had skill with melee weapons. Combined with her timeshit ability, she might be able to jab the creature quickly and get out of the way.

"Cover me!"

With spear in hand, Maya broke from her straw dummy and attempted to jab at the creature. It would likely spin and attack her immediately, but the slowness from the stun grenade made it a now or never move and who own special ability would prove to be enough.

The purple haired girl activated her power and attacked.

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So first time using this ability....it was never really defined much other than speeding up or slowing time on a target. So in this case, speeding up for Maya would be a boost to agility for defense?
Time shift roll and melee attack roll: https://www.myth-weavers.com/showthread ... st12160821
7 and 8 respectively.
after clarification of the timeshift ability...reroll of the attack roll: https://www.myth-weavers.com/showthread ... st12172250
which is a 1.
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Argo » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:02 pm

“Be careful, Maya!” Argo shouted as Maya ran forward. He made sure that Trever wasn’t going anywhere first. “Trever, don’t get close to it. Maya has special powers that will keep her safe.”

He wasn’t sure of that, since they had only seen Maya do it once. But hopefully she would be okay. He aimed his laser directly at the Quickdeath’s face, hoping to distract it even if the shot didn’t do much damage. What was important was making sure it wouldn’t turn on Maya.

He fired using his internal trigger.

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The idea is to do kind of an Aid Another action to help Maya’s attack (2) –

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby PMiller » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:52 pm

~ Day 15: 0600 - The Place of True Warriors ~Image
After seeing Maya blur into motion and feeling the stress of needing to move faster with the deadly foe they all faced, Alex’s brain recalled something he had forgotten. It was the mental trigger for boosting his own reflexes into action. Electricity shot along his nervous system, speeding him up and time around him appeared to slow down. “Whoa, cool!”

He found the partially stunned creature to not be so fast anymore and he pulled the trigger on his laser pistol twice, burning a shallow furrow into the Quickdeath’s side.

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The quickdeath had been slowed by the first grenade and it had not been fast enough to avoid the laser pistol shots from Argo and Alex. Both had managed to actually hurt it this time, the deeper burns cutting into muscle tissue underneath. Maya connected with her spear, but she had not been able to put much force behind it and only managed to draw a little blood. Trever’s shot went wide.

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Miranda said, “Well that last one was not a tangler, but was still useful.” She rummaged around and pulled another, taking note it also had the same colored marking to show it was a stun grenade. She did not care and tossed that one at the Quickdeath, it bounced once hear its feet and then exploded in another blue flash that engulfed the beast once more.

The Quickdeath was stunned and stumbling groggily on its feet, leaving it rather vulnerable.

Maya also happened to be rather close to where the blue wave of energy dissipated,potentially caught in the blast of stunning effect.

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Trever missed against Quickdeath's Agility Roll
Argo hit for damage
Maya hit once, damage resisted
Alex discovered Wired Reflexes d12!, rolled 3 to activate for whole combat
Alex fired 2 shots, 7 & 6 v. Quick Death 9 & 7, two hits, resisted only one
Miranda pulled random grenade (stun) from pack, rolled 5 to hit Quickdeath's area. It is stunned, taking +6 penalty on Agility Rolls this next round.
Quickdeath has Health reduced
Quickdeath did not attack
Maya needs TN6 Agility roll to avoid Stun Grenade blast, failure needs TN6 Heath roll to avoid being stunned. Passing Health check still causes +2 penalty on Agility checks for 1 round

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Inventory in 1 Spare Backpack carried in hand by Alex
1 machete
1 first aid kit (Basic anesthetics, stimdoses, antiseptics, medscanner, antibody plus, antitox, spray hypo, etc...)
3 compasses
2 life jackets
1 pocket multi-tool
3 pairs of boots
Extra Water
3 Backpacks

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby LMiller » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:19 pm

Trever cursed as his shot went wide, again. He really wished if his brother had taught him shooting.

“Now's my chance,” he said, and fired at the stunned creature.

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Aura » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:32 am

With the first stun grenade preventing Quickdeath from closing on an effigy, and a second likely continuing the trend, Rufus shrugged. "Or, there is that. Lasers it is." With that he pulled his pistol and lined up another shot, a remarkably easy task as the creature didn't move as quickly as before. The beam lanced into the creature's side. "Well, ok, then."

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Well, I guess if it's not going anywhere and 'vulnerable' now, best just shoot it. Oooh, a 5, that hits? So I hear, anyway.
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Herzog » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:53 am

Maya, in her timeshift senses, cursed mentally as she failed to penetrate the hide of the quickdeath. But at least she managed to hit it. It was a start. The others were scoring hits as well, and then Miranda tossed another stun grenade. With the last bit of her ability, Maya attempted to spin out of the way of the grenade blast.

It wasn't enough. Her ability failed at the same second, and stun grenades affect washed over the purple haired girl. Her mind went blank for a few seconds from the blast.


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