E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian, Todd, Nereid.   Posted by DainXB - GM.Group: 0
Amm-Fibian
 player, 427 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 1
Sat 14 Feb 2015
at 22:01
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
"Todd is inside, battling Zhang Jue. He seemed to be holding his own quite well. Something is happening with a place called Eastern Dragon Island, a ritual involving a Feather Empress."
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1062 posts
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 06:37
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
Ian:
Agent Kwai-Pun waves the paramilitary team forward, toward the Old Well. "The Feather Empress? She's been a thorn in Hong Kong's side since... well, since forever. She's an immortal demon-queen from ancient times, and the under-lord behind half the supernatural crime we have here."

The Hong Kong Bureau's agents advance by twos, each pair covering one another. Approaching the well cap, the leader holds up his hand in the tactical sign for a pause. "Couple of kids near the museum building. Bravo team; advance and clear the civilians from the area." His voice comes clearly over Agent Kwai-Pun's radio.

The second pair of agents jog past the well cap, toward the building--and suddenly drop to their knees!

[OOC: Todd is up!]
Todd
 player, 372 posts
 Determination: 4
 Stamina: 11
Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 00:24
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
Todd picks up a foo dog and lifts it to his chin like a bowling ball.

He takes a moment to gauge the angle and distance between himself and the gaggle of demons Nereid is crowd-surfing.

He draws the dog back as he steps forward, bends his knee, and releases the foo dog. The beast rolls down the hallway.

Rolling, rolling, rolling...

"Steee-RIKE!"

Coordination 6 + Roll 1 = 7, and if needed I'll spend Determination to achieve a Moderate Success =.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1064 posts
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 15:48
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
Todd:
[OOC: 1 Determination (& tagging Peak Physical Perfection)to Stunt Burst onto your attack, but you rolled a Moderate Success, so there's no additional cost.]

The blue demons go flying in several directions, some bouncing off the corridor walls and dropping to the floor! The foo dog "bowling ball" ricochets off the dais and takes out a rack of incense burners.

Todd, Nereid:
Zhang Jue snarls "卦六十四。有完整的障礙在這裡。很多糾正,多舉辦!" and drops both hands to her sides, balled into fists. A wave of pure force--or perhaps pure rage--smashes you both toward the floor, and scrapes you (and everything else) toward opposite ends of the hallway!

[OOC: You each gain 1 Determination because Zhang Jue is spending Determination. Test Prowess against a Difficulty of 7. Her telekinetic crush does 7 Stamina on a hit!]


[OOC: After Todd & Nereid defend, anyone can go in any order!]
Nereid
 player, 281 posts
 Determination:03/03
 Stamina 4/8
Wed 18 Feb 2015
at 22:42
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 45):

OOC:

Prowess 6
17:25, Today: Nereid rolled -2 using 2d6-7. Prowess , dodge the TK Blast.

Effort 4

So I will be KOed, which sounds fitting. Nereid has been very physical this scene and pushed herself to without a rest.

If it seems that Todd needs a little help, I could try to stay in the fight.

Dain, If I understand the the new dtermination rules correctly I could spend 1 point to activate  my "Descendant of Warriors wirh a heart of a pacifist" ---justifying that since I was a little girl "Uncles" Jey and Jimmie used to train me to fight (Flashback) and then spend another point for a reroll

Or I could be KOed and then spend 1 Determination point to activate the quality to justify a recovery

Correct?



DainXB - GM
 GM, 1065 posts
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 23:21
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
Nereid:
[OOC: The new terminology is a bit odd, but I think it's intended to distance ICONS from Fate Core a bit.

You can spend 1 Determination to use Determined Effort to reroll your defense, and spend another one to activate the Quality you described, have the flashback, and get a +2 on the roll. Alternatively, you could take the hit, then spend 1 Determination to activate an appropriate Quality and Recover, as you described.]

Todd
 player, 373 posts
 Determination: 4
 Stamina: 11
Fri 20 Feb 2015
at 12:49
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
Todd leaps to the ceiling, jamming his fingers into the cracks, flattening himself as the full force passes beneath him.

Coord 6 + Acro 1 + Roll 0 = 7. Barely!
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1068 posts
Sun 1 Mar 2015
at 06:12
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
[OOC: Waiting on Nereid to decide which way to spend her Determination.]
Nereid
 player, 282 posts
 Determination:03/03
 Stamina 4/8
Sun 1 Mar 2015
at 22:23
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 49):

OOC: Sorry, I am going down for a short nap. But spending a point of determination to recover. So, I see her missing at least an exchange as she bounces back....

The kenetic blast knocks Kai back and she loses consciousness.

Kai now feels the gentle waters underneath her board, she is nine years old again and she can see that high tides are moving in.

As she begins to paddle into the surf, she hears a voice that hasn't resonated in her ears for several years, her grandfather.

Mo'opuna! Mo'opuna! Mo'opuna*...come back! he shouts to her.

But Kupunkane**...the waves are amazing...I...

No my little one, come back...your friend needs you.

Kupunkane...

Mo'opuna... he always stressed the last part when he was set to getting his way. So Kai paddles to shore leaving the waves to crash behind her.

Yes sir...

What are you doing? Are you not a warrior of your tribe? Why aren't you fighting?

I don't want to fight...I am tired...I want to surf.

But your holapili*** , Todd needs ytour strenght, your will, your mind. to overcome the demon.

You mean the one that blasted me with a power I don't even comprehend...who has the army of demons I've chased all over town, which didn't help anything...I want to rest...to surf.

Enough... He was now younger, stronger dressed as a warrior.... You are Kai, named for the ocean and you are as nurturung and as fierce as your namesake. Awake Kai and embrace your inner warrior...there will be enough time to sleep when you are dead, trust me on that.

* grandfather
**grandchild
***comrade, close friend
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1071 posts
Tue 3 Mar 2015
at 07:20
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
Nereid:
[OOC: That was really cool narration! Applause!]

[OOC: Todd and Ian are up, in any order. Then the bad guys go. Nereid rejoins the order after that.]
Amm-Fibian
 player, 430 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
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Wed 4 Mar 2015
at 23:01
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
Ian directs the Agents into the location using his suits comm system...

OOC: Amm-Fibian rolled 1,2 using d6,d6 ((1,2))
-1 + 9 = 8 vs diff 7

Todd
 player, 375 posts
 Determination: 4
 Stamina: 11
Thu 5 Mar 2015
at 01:34
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
Intense, incandescent anger.

He gives Zhang Jue a look that could wither stone. "I am sick to death of you."

He pulls four of Zhang Jue's magically-summoned daggers from the wall, and strides towards her with one purpose: to stop her.

"I am the man of the future, and I don't want you in it."

He lifts his arms, two daggers per hand, and prepares to throw.

"Tomorrow strikes today, and this ends now."

Todd hurls the daggers at Zhang Jue. Hopefully she's expecting the worst and wets her pants - but all Todd really intends is to pin her to the wall.

Mechanically it's a binding attack. Narratively he throws four daggers, one per sleeve to the wall and two for her both sides of her collar to pin her to the wall.

I'm aiming for a Major Success, and I'm ready to unload a whole bunch of Determination dice to achieve this. I figure I can invoke Peak Physical Perfection, Tomorrow Strikes Today catchphrase, and Resentful Outcast.

Binding 6 + Roll 1 + Determination (up to +6) = 7-13.

Take that, 牛.

DainXB - GM
 GM, 1073 posts
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 18:51
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
Ian:
[OOC: You create the Quality "Agents on the Scene", as the second wave of MIB Agents pour down the old well.]

The peculiar children near the museum entrance suddenly become two-dimensional, like shadows cast on the wall of the building, then flicker and disappear! The first pair of MIB agents slowly stagger to their feet, tears pouring down their cheeks.

Todd:
[OOC: Major Success costs you two Determination.]
Your daggers strike home, pinning Zhang Jue's collar and broad sleeves to the wall! Unable to gesture, she can't use her sorcery to teleport away.

The demons see which way the wind is blowing, and flee the "audience chamber"--only to run headlong into the MIB Agents directed by Ian!

Nereid:
Your head is pounding, and you're still having trouble focusing your eyes, but you awaken to the official-sounding Chinese shouts of the MIB as they round up the remaining demons.

[You are all three out-of-combat at this point. Feel free to converse with one another and the NPCs!]
Todd
 player, 376 posts
 Determination: 2
 Stamina: 11
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 19:08
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
Worth every point. :)

Todd rushes to Nereid. "Are you - are you all right?"
Nereid
 player, 283 posts
 Determination:03/03
 Stamina 4/8
Sat 7 Mar 2015
at 16:05
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
In reply to Todd (msg # 55):

Nereid shakes off her "dreams" and is taken aback by all she missed.


Hey you....I..am...good....achy....sore...but good.


She looks around


So you cleaned up the demons and the magical ninja lady all by yourself? Impressive.

This message was last edited by the player at 12:41, Sun 08 Mar 2015.

Todd
 player, 377 posts
 Determination: 2
 Stamina: 11
Sun 8 Mar 2015
at 05:20
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
"Dunno if 'all by myself' is true. I had help from you. And one of those demons was acting kinda weird."
Nereid
 player, 284 posts
 Determination:03/03
 Stamina 4/8
Wed 11 Mar 2015
at 19:45
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
Todd:
"Dunno if 'all by myself' is true. I had help from you. And one of those demons was acting kinda weird."



And that would probably be Ian...love that guy...he is always dependable...so should be interrogate magical ninja lady?
Amm-Fibian
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 Currently - AmmFibian
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Sat 21 Mar 2015
at 20:53
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
Ian wanders over to interrogate the two agents who seemed affected by the creepy kids, as he mentally speaks to the team.

"Beware of two creepy Shadow children if you see them. Not much time for a rest yet I'm afraid, we have to aim Todd's punching towards a place called Eastern Dragon Island, and a woman named the Feather Empress. There is some sort of possibly world ending ritual taking place there."
Todd
 player, 379 posts
 Determination: 2
 Stamina: 11
Mon 23 Mar 2015
at 12:42
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
"Oh, crap," Todd says, slumping against the wall. "You mean this still isn't over?"
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1079 posts
Tue 24 Mar 2015
at 00:26
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
Nereid:
"Eastern Dragon Island" rings a bell; as an archaeologist, you're aware of prehistoric rock carvings there, discovered back in the '70s, possibly depicting a dragon. Your archaeologist colleagues think that the early inhabitants of the island made the carvings as a way of placating the weather, and protecting themselves against violent storms...

[OOC: Data dump: http://www.amo.gov.hk/en/monuments_03.php]

Nereid
 player, 285 posts
 Determination:03/03
 Stamina 4/8
Tue 31 Mar 2015
at 00:56
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 61):

Alrighty guys we have to race over Eastern Dragon Island, the isle is ancient and possibly used for rituals of protections from things scary and destructive....and you know in our line of work things scary and destructive tend to be less metaphorical than my archeologists buddies thought.
Todd
 player, 380 posts
 Determination: 2
 Stamina: 11
Tue 31 Mar 2015
at 02:58
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
"Dragons, huh? I can punch dragons," Todd says, scratching his chin. "It's this mystic-y magic-y stuff that I really hate."

He steps away from the wall.

"By the way, anybody got a spare shirt? My last one got kinda destroyed."
Amm-Fibian
 player, 433 posts
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Tue 31 Mar 2015
at 08:12
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
"Hmmmm... I will have to craft you a shirt to better withstand the punishment you receive on a regular basis. Something trendy to help you blend in... you could never pull off casual businessman... hmmmm, tourist! I'm thinking a dolphin hugging a unicorn in a rainbow hula skirt. But, ah yes, we should go punch things on the island first."
Nereid
 player, 286 posts
 Determination:03/03
 Stamina 4/8
Tue 31 Mar 2015
at 17:58
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian
In reply to Amm-Fibian (msg # 64):

Nereid cannot help just blurt out a laugh that's...a little too loud considering...

Sorry

she covers her mouth and blushes,

but that is so the perfect shirt for Todd...

...and we should be going.

DainXB - GM
 GM, 1081 posts
Thu 2 Apr 2015
at 23:16
Re: E5S8 - West Kowloon - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Agent Kwai-Pun takes Zhang Jue into custody, assisted by a member of her response team--an elderly agent with long white mustaches who seems to rattle loosely within his tactical armor. As Agent Kwai-Pun fastens on the handcuffs, the older agent uses a small pot of glue to affix a slim scroll with Chinese lettering on it to the sorceress' forehead. The tip hangs down almost to her chin, but no amount of annoyed shaking of her head can dislodge the strip.

[OOC: Continued in thread E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau.]

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:29, Thu 02 Apr 2015.