Episode 2-2.   Posted by Director.Group: 0
Director
 GM, 519 posts
Thu 3 Jul 2014
at 13:57
Re: Episode 2-2
Right side of the school:

Annabelle, Graham, and Michael have looked through several classrooms and found nothing that could be producing the force field.

They've now made their way to the school cafeteria.  Lots of open floor space since the tables and chairs have been stacked and lined up against the wall.  You see two ways into the cafeteria, the entrance from the inside of the school where you three just came through and a door on the opposite side of the cafeteria leading outside.

A quick search of the cafeteria turns up nothing, the threesome turn to leave and move on to the next room, then:

The opposite door to the cafeteria opens and five men walk in. No not men, demons.  Humanoid in shape, but with green skin and large black eyes. They are wearing clothes including black leather jackets.  They don't appear to be carrying any weapons, but could be hiding some in their jacket pockets.

The demons make no move to attack and remain standing several yards from the three heroes. One looks over to the trio and speaks:

"Have a look at this guys.  "We've finally found someone to fight, and they look like warriors to boot. Although that one (points at Mike) is carrying a really big sword so he most be insecure about something.

OCC: You've got company and are outnumbered five to three. These are the same demons that road into town at the start of ep 2-1.

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Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 210 posts
 Slayer In Training
Thu 3 Jul 2014
at 17:52
Re: Episode 2-2
Annabelle didn't like the looks of this. These demons looked fierce and powerful, a warrior race to be certain.  Control your fearshe thought. But there was a time to be brave and a time to be smart. With five against three, a strategic retreat may be in order.

"If you're looking for a fight, you've come to the right place. May I inquire as to your purpose?  Do you need to harvest our organs for some dark ritual?she said stalling for time, and possibly learning something about their foes.
Michael Smith
 player, 362 posts
 Protecting the world
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Thu 3 Jul 2014
at 17:58
Re: Episode 2-2
Mike yawns at his opponents.

"Jealousy doesn't look good on you. Are we going to do this, or debate about it all day?"
Director
 GM, 520 posts
Thu 3 Jul 2014
at 18:34
Re: Episode 2-2
Cafeteria:



"No my dear girl, nothing so morbid. We're just looking for a fight. And one has been difficult to come by in this vicinity.  You are the first people we have encountered."one demon says in answer to Annabelle before turning to Michael.

"We'd be quite pleased to do this, but we have a numerical advantage over you which wouldn't make for an exciting contest now would it? I don't suppose you have two other friends elsewhere in the building that could join you and make the odds more even?

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Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 211 posts
 Slayer In Training
Thu 3 Jul 2014
at 19:04
Re: Episode 2-2
Annabelle lost her breath for a second as she heard the demon's query.  A demon looking for a fair fight with even odds?  She certainly didn't remember that breed from her studies.

"Actually we do have one more friend in the building.  Graham, be a dear and call the rest of the group on the radio won't you?"

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Michael Smith
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Thu 3 Jul 2014
at 19:10
Re: Episode 2-2
Mike nodded.

"Rather sporting of you guys. There aren't too many left in the world who have honor enough to demand a fair fight. Impressive."
Graham Miller
 player, 18 posts
 Former Initative Commando
 plagued by the past
Thu 3 Jul 2014
at 19:57
Re: Episode 2-2
Not liking how Annabelle had given away information about there being more of them in the school but thinking that having Buffy, even a mechanical imitation, was better than than not, so he pulled the communication device from his belt "Team one to TeamTwo, over," Graham says into the walkie-talkie.  "We found 5 beings of the demonic persuasion who would like to have a throwdown in the mess hall, over."
Director
 GM, 521 posts
Fri 4 Jul 2014
at 02:21
Re: Episode 2-2
The demon who just spoke listens to the walkie talkie conversation, then speaks up again;

"Four against four. One of us will stay on the sidelines then.

"Let's start picking dance partners whiie we wait!"says another demon who takes a few steps over so he's staring directly at Mike from across the room.  "You and me pal! I see you like large sharp weapons.  Well, I can give as good as I get in that department."

The demon then holds up his fists and as Michael, Graham, and Annabelle watch, claws grow out of his hands.  And keep growing.  Three claws on each hand. Imagine Wolverine's claws except bigger and scarier.  That's what this guy is showing you.

None of the other demons do this.  Maybe he's the only one who can.

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Michael Smith
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Fri 4 Jul 2014
at 03:59
Re: Episode 2-2
Mike shrugged.

"It's his choice." It didn't seem to make any practical difference to him.
Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 212 posts
 Slayer In Training
Fri 4 Jul 2014
at 18:45
Re: Episode 2-2
Annabelle struck her best ready for action pose, but didn't pull out any of her weapons.  For all she knew, they might not even work.  They didn't know these demons strengths and weaknesses.  They could be invulnerable to metal or wood. She,ll stick with her fists and feet for now.

"Our friend should be along in a moment.  Then we can have a nice, civilized, blood feud."

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Director
 GM, 522 posts
Fri 4 Jul 2014
at 19:48
Re: Episode 2-2
Another of the demons lines up opposite with Graham on the other side of the room.

"I'll rumble with G.I. Joe here."

The demon opposite Graham pops no claws and draws no weapons as he eyes Graham's combat knife.

"Very well."says the demon who has done most of the talking on their side.  "As soon as................ah there she is now!  We've been waiting for you!  Come over and join your friends.the demon says, noticing Buffy coming into the kitchen.  The kitchen comes out to the side of where the demons are standing, not behind, and offers little cover .  Sneaking up on the demons, especially since they knew you were coming from somewhere, was near impossible.

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Director
 GM, 523 posts
Sat 5 Jul 2014
at 16:58
Re: Episode 2-2
" We are Kotar demons if you were wondering.  And we are looking for a fight.  Now that everyone has a partner we can began."said the demon who was the apparent leader of the five.  "I'll match up with this young lady here (pointing at Annabelle)."he says lining up with the SIT.

"I'll step aside." says another demon, as we moves to stand against the wall, now in the role of spectator.

"Guess I'll take blondie." said the last demon, who turned his attention to Buffy.

"Very well boys, let's rumble!"says the leader.

Four demons then charged towards their chosen enemy.

OCC:Combat thread time.  Each demon is charging one of you.  Good guys have initiative.  The one with the largest claws is going for Mike. The other three haven't popped claws or drawn a weapon.

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Director
 GM, 525 posts
Tue 8 Jul 2014
at 17:31
Re: Episode 2-2
Mike was getting used to this borrowed sword...and he'd never faced an opponent with claws quite that big before. Still, his performance was almost perfectly average, by his standards, swinging that massive blade around with preternatural strength no human could hope to match.

If it connected, that sword would do an amazing amount of damage...but it didn't as the demon dodged out of the way, and swung around with his right clawed hand, cutting across Mike's chest.  The demon didn't attack again, figuring one attack would do it.  "How can you still be up after that?  Unless.....holy crap! He's a vampire!  Did you people hear that?  Your pal is a vampire!  He was waiting for the right time to drain you dry!  I'm saving your lives!" the demon said.

Annabelle steeled herself for battle as one of the demons came at her.

What kind of demon did he say they were.  Quotar?  Cotar?  How do you spell that? I wish they'd haven given me a minute to write it on my notepad so I can look them up.  If we survive.

The demon came at her unarmed, so she would engage him the same as she aimed a kick at him and missed as the demon ducked out of the way, then moved in wrapping his right hand around her neck.  And squeezed.  "And now young lady, let's see how well you fight while being choked to death."



The demon that Buffybot paired up with to rumble began to dance lethally. "Ok Mr. Ugly prepare to rumble..." Buffy was ready as she attempts to punch the demon opposite her......and missed as he dodged then landed a kick to her midsection.


Graham wanted to get this fight over with quickly, so he twirled his knife in his hand, facing the heavy butt towards his opponent. Thinking back to his combat instruction with Riley Finn he spots an opening on the demon facing off against him and moves in for a hit to the base of his skull, hopefully knocking him out quickly.
Graham's knife cracked against the demon's head. "Arrggghhh!!" the demon seemed unsteady on his feet for a moment............then dropped to the ground. The downed demon moaned and his right hand moved slightly.  He likely won't be out for long.

The fifth demon remained standing against the wall.

OCC: Back to the combat thread. Mike takes 45 points of damage, Buffy takes 21 points.  Annabelle takes just 3 points, but is currently being choked to death and will continue to be choked until she escapes. Graham's demon is down for the moment, so he's free to attack another one this round.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:37, Thu 11 Sept 2014.

Director
 GM, 530 posts
Fri 11 Jul 2014
at 20:51
Re: Episode 2-2
The demon had his hand around her throat.  How much longer until he decided to squeeze tighter and snack her neck? Not again! Not again! Annabelle thought desperately as she tried with all her might to break the choke hold but failed as the demon maintained his grip, she then tried to land a punch on the demon, hoping a shot of pain would make him let go, but couldn't hit him as he continued to choke her.

Graham barely had a moment to notice his opponent was down but not for long, before he saw Annabelle in trouble.  Choosing to save her, he left his twitching opponent to lunge at the demon holding Annabelle, moving in to stab it with his knife. "Excuse me but no one gets to strangle my friends!" The demon saw Graham coming and tried to move, but Graham's knife slashed his side. The demon cried out in pain and released his grip on Annabelle.  "Aaarrgghhh!!!  That was bad form young man!  Bad form!  Two against one, not very sporting!"

"Don't worry, he's got other problems than you!" Graham glanced to the sound of the voice, and saw the demon he just knocked out getting back up. "Come on Sgt. Fury, you and me have unfinished business!"

Buffybot had some bad luck the last time around. But still she is a mood to tangle. Unfortunately she could reach to free Annabelle she had her own challenge staring her in the face. She attempts once again to connect and.....misses again as the demon connects with a spin kick to her jaw.  "That the best you got blondie?  I think you're gonna win this fight by boring me into a coma."



Sometimes, even Mike gets serious. Once he realized how much damage those claws could do, even to him, he grunted.
"Nice shot. But they already knew I was a vampire. I'm one of those rare ensouled types, you see."
But he maneuvered his sword gracefully, feinting this way, feinting that...and then what follows greatly resembles a Mortal Kombat game, as Mike, going all out, proceeds to hack at the being's neck.

Once...his sword collided with the demon's neck, but the head didn't come off as massive amounts of blood flew through the air.

Twice...the demon's head came off and went flying across the cafeteria.

"Heads. I win."

Michael then gorily sliced the demon's body in half.

The other four demons still standing had to pause.  And all four bowed in Michael's direction before quickly turning their attention back to their own enemies.

The lead demon spoke:  "You son, are a true warrior.  Rarely has one of our kind been vanquished so utterly. Now that you've won your fight, I hope you'll do the honorable thing and stand back as we engage our foes"he said before turning his attention back to Annabelle.



OCC: Back to the combat thread.  Buffy takes 23 points of damage, Annabelle takes 3 points and is now free of the chokehold. Three demons still up, fighting Graham, Buffy, and Annabelle.    The one Michael was fighting is dead than s***.

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Michael Smith
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Fri 11 Jul 2014
at 21:10
Re: Episode 2-2
Mike bowed in return, strangely enough.


However, the invisible honor code meant that Mike was clearly going to sit the rest of it out and let his companions fight their own battles.

(OOC:Mike does not re-enter combat, due to his own honor code)

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:43, Thu 11 Sept 2014.

Director
 GM, 534 posts
Sun 13 Jul 2014
at 14:21
Re: Episode 2-2
THUMP! THUMP!

Before anyone can make another move, two huge cannisters land in the middle of the cafeteria and start spraying gas.  Michael and Buffy are unaffected.

Annabelle and Graham are and start coughing.

The good news is the demons are coughing too.  Now you know Kotar demons need to breath.  As you look around, you now see the vampire cops at both ends of the cafeteria entrance, having just fired the knock-out gas cannisters.  There are six vampire cops all together, three at the entrance from the school, three at the entrance that leads outside.

The four Kotar demons hit the floor.

OCC: Graham and Annabelle need to make a constituion doubled roll.  You must make five success levels or you are unconcious from the knockout gas.  Since this was a sneack attack, you can't spend a drama point.  If either of you pass out and get captured, I'll award you a "Bad things happen to good people" DP.  Michael and Buffybot need to hold steady and observe for this round. After we see who's up and who's not, I'll tell you what your options are.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:44, Thu 11 Sept 2014.

Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 216 posts
 Slayer In Training
Sun 13 Jul 2014
at 14:49
Re: Episode 2-2
What the bloody?! COUGH! COUGH!  Surprise sneack attack by the vamp cops.  Typical.  The Kotar demons were defintely an abberrition.  Annabelle watched as the demons fell.  Well, we know they aren't in league with the cops.she thought as she dropped to her knees, coughing.

"You two! Run!"she shouted at Michael and Buffy as she hit the floor.



Annabelle Berkshire rolled 14 using 1d10+8. Constitution roll.
Michael Smith
 player, 381 posts
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Sun 13 Jul 2014
at 15:00
Re: Episode 2-2
Mike sees gas canister take out both his opponents and his mortal friends. The vampire cops apparently decided to launch a sneak attack while they were busy.

"I don't suppose any of you so called protectors of law and order ever heard of 'honorable duel?' No? Figures. Well, what can one expect of my own kind? You could've at least waited till it was over."

However, lest they think those remaining are easy prey, he's still got that Big Ass Sword and points it indicatively at the 6 cops.

"Now then, you guys can back off, or you can end up like that guy. Well, except less messy, cause YOU would fit in an ashtray afterwards."

He gestures at the vivisected demon. The odds of 2 on 6 don't appear particularly threatening to Mike, at least. "So, whoever wants to be first in line to have 'officer down!' said about them, step on up."

(Mike may not have seen it coming, but he does have Sit Awareness, so he can react with some panache to ever changing circumstances)

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Graham Miller
 player, 24 posts
 Former Initative Commando
 plagued by the past
Sun 13 Jul 2014
at 23:22
Re: Episode 2-2
From his years with the Initiative, Graham was familiar with knockout gas.  He fought the tears that came unbidden to his eyes and tried to breath in as little of the gas as possible.  He saw Annabelle go down and Mike square off with the cops.  "Would have liked to have finished our duel with these demons," he thought to himself as he tried to contain his natural response to the gas.

18:18, Sun 13 July 2014: Graham Miller rolled 18 using 1d10+8 ((10)).
Director
 GM, 536 posts
Mon 14 Jul 2014
at 01:08
Re: Episode 2-2
Michael, Graham, and Buffy remain standing.

Then suddenly, they freeze. They just stand their with a blank expressions on their faces, oblivious to everything going on around them.  Even Annabelle's unconcious body stiffens up, it's affecting her too.

Then you all blink.  The cops are gone.  The knocked out demons are gone (you knew they were really there because the blood stains from the one Mike slayed remains).

It's just the three of you and Annabelle lying unconcious on the floor. Where did everybody go? Mike's sword is missing from his hands too.

Better grab Annabelle and leave before the cops get back.

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Michael Smith
 player, 382 posts
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Mon 14 Jul 2014
at 01:27
Re: Episode 2-2
Mike picks up Annabelle, since his hands are now free...

"We need to go. Uh...go where? The Military base?"

Damned inconvenient, that, because it doesn't count as a dwelling place.
Director
 GM, 538 posts
Tue 15 Jul 2014
at 12:26
Re: Episode 2-2
A couple of seconds later you hear the sound of an approaching siren.

On one side of the cafeteria, there is a row of windows where you see a police car pull up.  Four cops get out.  Three are carrying rifles.  One is carrying something else.....looks like a flamethrower.

All four dash off heading towards the direction of the back entrance.  They'll be coming through that door in seconds.

You didn't see any of the police going the other way.  If you leave by the other cafeteria entrance, then go through the school and to the main entrance where you left the jeep parked out front, you might make a clean getaway.
Michael Smith
 player, 384 posts
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Tue 15 Jul 2014
at 14:41
Re: Episode 2-2
Mike wastes no more time waiting for his mortal friends to make up their minds. He dashes out the other side and heads for the jeep. Of course, Mike is also much faster then they, so he has to remind himself not to go at full speed.
Graham Miller
 player, 26 posts
 Former Initative Commando
 plagued by the past
Wed 16 Jul 2014
at 02:37
Re: Episode 2-2
Graham rushes off after the others, wondering why they were in the cafeteria to begin with.  Seeing the others waiting for him at the jeep, he shakes his head.  "If I didn't know that one of you had supernatural speed and the other had 6 million dollars worth of mechanical enhancements, I might think I was out of shape."

He opened the driver door and slid in. He started the engine and moved out of the parking lot, taking a back route away from the school that avoids where he saw the police cruisers earlier.  "So where exactly are we heading?"
Director
 GM, 539 posts
Wed 16 Jul 2014
at 17:08
Re: Episode 2-2
The jeep speeds off, managing to avoid the vampire police.  Annabelle remains unconcious from the gas attack as Graham, Mike, and Buffy discuss their next move.
Their food supply, Mike's blood supply, and Emilia's "remains" are in the jeep as well.



15 minutes later, office of the Sunnydale police chief:


The chief is at his desk and on the phone.

"I see.  We'll worry about them later. Return to the station."

The chief disconnects the call, then immediately presses the button to speed dial the mayor.

"We've got the demons here Mr. Mayor.  But when our troops went back for the rest, they were gone.  Spell must have worn off quicker than expected."

You hear the mayor's voice on the other end (But still don't see him).

Mayor: "That's all right chief.  We'll find them. Now we know those demons are vulnerable to gas attacks. Best of all, our annoying band of heroes have now searched the  high school and are convinced there is nothing to find there.  So we can proceed with our special project and they will be none the wiser."

The mayor and the chief then share a villainous  "we know something the good guys don't" laugh.

Fade to Black        Roll Credits

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:41, Wed 10 Sept 2014.