Episode 2-10.   Posted by Director.Group: 0
Director
 GM, 908 posts
Mon 14 Mar 2016
at 16:39
Re: Episode 2-10
Outside:

That was asking for it. But Mike smoothly moved to the next attack...defending himself successfully as the SSV missed a kick to his his gut, attacking equally successfully as he grabs the SSV by the neck, but that's were his winning streak stopped as the vamp's neck refused to twist.


Asking for it. Man is Buffybot pissed off to say the least. "Dumb armor!" Maybe a blow to the head would stun the SSV guy. WHAP! WHAP!  Her weak attack managed to land due to the SSV being occupied by Mike grabbing his neck, the vamp was still standing though.

OCC: Back to the combat thread.  The SSV has initiative and will begin the round by breaking free of Mike's neck grapple.
Director
 GM, 912 posts
Tue 15 Mar 2016
at 17:11
Re: Episode 2-10
Inside City Hall


Lance feels the spittle hit him and his mental state turns to rage.  The lyrics of one of his favorite songs plays through his head as he sings. "See them try to break my armor down, NO DAMN CHAINS CAN HOLD ME TO THE GROUND!" he takes a deep breath and is determined that he will not be denied as he tries to rise to his feet before the mayor.


"Insolent?!  INSOLENT?!" Annabelle says. As if her anger at this man wasn't great enough already, when his saliva hit her, that was the straw that broke the camel's back.
"You'll now learn what my first governess had to learn the hard way.  You've never seen me when I'm insolent until now!!!"
She presses both palms to the floor and strains with all her Slayer might against the invisible force holding her down.

The look of confidence on the mayor's face begins to waver as the force holding the trio down begins to buckle.

WHOOM!  The force evaporates and the threesome are now back on their feet.

"No! That's impossible!!  IMPOSSIBLE!"


The mayor is in full panic mode now as he rushes down the hall and back into the conference room that you were all just in.

OCC: Back to the combat thread. The spell holding you down has been broken and you are free to act normally.  You three have initiative for just this round, the mayor's in a panic which is causing him to hesitate.
Director
 GM, 914 posts
Wed 16 Mar 2016
at 19:14
Re: Episode 2-10
Outside:

The SSV goes after Buffybot first but fails to connect with her.


Mike did his best to go to his grab and toss routine, but perhaps he'd done it one time too many, and it wasn't his most effective strategy just then. The SSV confirmed that theory when he once again evaded Mike's grapple attempt.


Unfortunately any hope of the Houdini armor swipe was dashed. Buffybot was forced to go to distance as she attempts to weaken that armor.........but her stake shot misses entirely, leaving the SSV unscathed.

OCC: Back to the combat thread.  Stalemate round, no damage inflicted on either side.
Director
 GM, 915 posts
Thu 17 Mar 2016
at 20:59
Re: Episode 2-10
In City Hall


When the power holding him dissipated Aaron dropped to the floor falling into a squat as his legs absorb the unexpected impact. He reaches up and wipes the spittle from him and flicks it at the floor before standing and stalking after the mayor's fleeing form, an arrow racing down the corridor before him.

THOK!  The mayor was an easy target as the arrow struck his back while he made a sharp turn into the conference room.

The mayor just managed to pull the arrow when Lance was upon him.

With an audible grunt Lance goes into a low leg sweep maneuver but instead of sweeping the mayors leg he slashes across his knees with his knife as he completes the spin staying low to not interfere with the others attacks.

WHHISSHHH!!!  The big knife connects as blood from the mayor sprays on the floor.




"What about this Mr. Mayor, I suppose this is impossible as well!!"
Annabelle shouts as she swings the sword into the mayor's chest.  WHHHISSHH!!!! More mayor blood on the floor. WHAM! The Slayer's foot connects with his face.

The mayor tries to throw at punch at Annabelle and misses.  "I've played around with you enough!  Now, feel my power!" the mayor shouts.

OCC: Back to the combat thread.  The mayor has initiative this round. Good round heroes.  You dished out some major mayor damage.
Director
 GM, 918 posts
Fri 18 Mar 2016
at 22:37
Re: Episode 2-10
Outside:


The best attack often comes from the unexpected angle. By now, nobody expects Mike to just haul off and punch some poor slob of a vamp in the nose. But that's what Mike's doing now. Fist to the face.  WHAM! Twice. WHAM! Perfectly executed punches too, with all of Mike's very formidable strength behind it.

The SSV's face is a bloody mess now.


Lucky for Buffybot she kept her cool. While Mike was reworking their opponents face, Buffybot continues to strike that armor with all her might.

Her stake plunges into the SSV's heart Thok!  FOOM!  That one did it.  He explodes into dust.

You both look around.  No one else here but the two of you.

OCC:Back to the episode thread.  This fight is over.
Michael Smith
 player, 701 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Sat 19 Mar 2016
at 04:34
Re: Episode 2-10
Mike wasted no time checking on the forcefield. Let's see if the Mayor's forcefield was holding. He had to get in there and reinforce Annabelle. And other other two.
Director
 GM, 919 posts
Sun 20 Mar 2016
at 21:38
Re: Episode 2-10
Outside:

No weakness in the forcefield surrounding city hall can be found.

Mike and Buffybot are stuck outside and unable to help in the battle against the mayor.
Director
 GM, 921 posts
Thu 24 Mar 2016
at 21:01
Re: Episode 2-10
The mayor points at Lance and Lance then.......lifts six inches off the ground, and moves back three yards before dropping back to his feet.  The mayor's powers are weakening.



"We've felt your power, yet we're still here!  Now you're going to feel mine!"

Annabelle then faked a sword strike to the mayor's chest. He fell for it, as she then aimed upwards for a decapitation attempt.

Swish!  Her sword swung so quickly, you couldn't tell if she hit or not.




The mayor looked at Annabelle.

"You missed me!"


As he said that, a thin line of blood appeared on the mayor's neck and got wider for about two seconds.

Then his head toppled off and both head and body turned to dust.

Two piles of dust now lie on the floor where the mayor once stood.

Then you hear a loud WHOOSH noise that vibrated from the inside of the building to out.  The building glows for a moment, then stops.  With the mayor now destroyed, the field surrounded the building has dropped.

OCC: Fight's over.  Mayor has been destroyed. Field his now down. Back to the main thread.

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:07, Fri 31 Aug 2018.

Michael Smith
 player, 703 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Thu 24 Mar 2016
at 23:08
Re: Episode 2-10
Mike was leaning on a physically open window that had provided a surface to lean on with the forcefield up.

Suddenly he fell.

Without waiting for the bot, he rushed up to Annabelle and the rest.

"You alright?"
Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 442 posts
 The Slayer
Fri 25 Mar 2016
at 13:12
Re: Episode 2-10
Annabelle takes a moment to glance at the remains of the mayor before walking over to the long table and collapsing into the nearest chair and exhales loudly.

"We vanquished the mayor.  Not bad for a beginning slayer and two 'frail humans', eh gentleman?"
she says glancing over to Aaron and Lance.
Michael Smith
 player, 704 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Fri 25 Mar 2016
at 16:55
Re: Episode 2-10
Mike smiled.

"Not bad at all. In other news, our vampire police force problem was eliminated. We got rid of the Chief and his lieutenants."
Lance Chambers
 player, 101 posts
 Former Initiative Agent
 "Groooovy!"
Mon 28 Mar 2016
at 13:13
Re: Episode 2-10
Lance smirked sarcastically and wiped the blood from his knife. He nodded knowingly toward the others as they approached the slayer and her companions. "Well that was exciting."

This message was last edited by the player at 13:14, Mon 28 Mar 2016.

Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 443 posts
 The Slayer
Wed 30 Mar 2016
at 13:07
Re: Episode 2-10
"Peachy."

That was Annabelle's response to Michael's news that the chief and his henchman have been disposed of.  Her face was totally impassive as she remained seated, barely moving.

Finally she stood up.  "The mayor said he had an impressive occult book collection upstairs." said the Slayer as she exited the conference room and proceeded to head upstairs to locate the occult books.
Michael Smith
 player, 705 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Wed 30 Mar 2016
at 22:27
Re: Episode 2-10
Mike followed Annabelle upstairs. He'd had quite enough of mystical forcefields of splitting the party, thank you very much.
Lance Chambers
 player, 102 posts
 Former Initiative Agent
 "Groooovy!"
Fri 1 Apr 2016
at 12:19
Re: Episode 2-10
Lance likewise follows but at a slower pace watching their backs as they ascend. He is a bit uneasy considering the last 34 hours or so of his life as he reflects.  Not what he expected of course, being gone from Sunnydale for so long and now he finds himself in an end of the world, last survivor, last man on earth, type of situation. Albeit n a smaller scale. Yes he is anti-social overall, but this is a bit much. When he takes it all in he does manage a smile to himself and chuckles "How do I get myself into these situations?"

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 12:20, Fri 01 Apr 2016.

Director
 GM, 923 posts
Sat 2 Apr 2016
at 12:21
Re: Episode 2-10
After several tries of checking rooms upstairs, Annabelle tries the knob on a closed door.

It opens into a room with two tables and a desk, not unlike a mini-library, and shelves full of old books.  Lots of old books. Hundreds probably.

Michael feels a little dizzy a first when stepping in the room, the combined stench of aged paper from all the books is an assault on his vampire senses.
Michael Smith
 player, 706 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Sat 2 Apr 2016
at 15:38
Re: Episode 2-10
Mike shakes his head.

"Well, I guess Aaron will think he's died and gone to book heaven, but this...really kinda stinks."
Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 444 posts
 The Slayer
Sun 3 Apr 2016
at 11:56
Re: Episode 2-10
Annabelle's eyes nearly pop out at the sight of the occult book collection.

She....almost...smiles as she gathers up as many books as she can hold off the shelves.  Annabelle is that rare Slayer who actually is interested in the book learning.

She drops a stack of books on one table and sits down to start reading.
Michael Smith
 player, 707 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Sun 3 Apr 2016
at 16:19
Re: Episode 2-10
Mike wanders over to see what Annabelle's reading.

"What're you looking up? Most of his magic should be gone with his death."

Pause.

"It's an anti snoring spell, isn't it?" Time for teasing! Cause hey, the battle's won.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:20, Sun 03 Apr 2016.

Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 445 posts
 The Slayer
Mon 4 Apr 2016
at 18:06
Re: Episode 2-10
"Mmm hmm"  was Annabelle's response as kept reading the book, never looked up, and seemed oblivious that anyone else was in the room.
Lance Chambers
 player, 103 posts
 Former Initiative Agent
 "Groooovy!"
Mon 4 Apr 2016
at 18:56
Re: Episode 2-10
lance is not much for the books, nothing against them but the others seem to be the right ones to research for information.  Lance strolls to a window and watches outside. "If you find a 1st edition Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual, let me know.  I lost mine in a bet when I was about 13 and have been looking for one ever since." he chuckles out loud but no one in particular.
Buffybot
 player, 382 posts
 The Buffenator herself
Mon 4 Apr 2016
at 22:40
Re: Episode 2-10
After collecting the dust sample of the now fallen mayor that she intended to give to Aaron at the earliest opportunity. Buffybot to went to the room that she finds the others are in. Annabelle clearly not in any receptive mood. "forgot it Mike. She is in the zone so she'll be tuned out for awhile. I think it's best to get all the knowledge we can while the opportunity exists." She or in at least Buffy's memories she wasn't no bookworm like a certain watcher. Still she is her own woman now.....
Aaron James
 player, 149 posts
 The Last Watcher
Tue 5 Apr 2016
at 06:27
Re: Episode 2-10
Aaron follows the others up the stairs more slowly, he just couldn't seem to muster the boundless energy that some of the others seemed to have. Crossing into the room full of books he blinks, he hadn't seen a collection so large since leaving the Watchers' mansion in England. It was probably one of the foremost libraries on occult works left in the world. There was no doubt that they would need to be catalogued at some point, but that would be the work of another day. Frowning as he seats himself with a sigh, he browses the titles of the volumes that Annabelle has in front of her. Good though it was that she wanted to learn, there was some knowledge that she was still ill prepared for.
Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 446 posts
 The Slayer
Wed 6 Apr 2016
at 11:53
Re: Episode 2-10
"Well now, that's not good." Annabelle then finally looks up at everyone else.

"This book contains a prophecy.  And if it's correct, our future is not looking very prosperous."

She pushes the book to the center of the table so everyone can read.
Director
 GM, 924 posts
Wed 6 Apr 2016
at 11:55
Re: Episode 2-10
Everyone else leans in to read what Annabelle pointed out.



Fade to black.  Roll credits.