Chapter 6 - On the Road Again.   Posted by Gamemaster.Group: 0
Jiro Koji
 player, 392 posts
 Current Hero Points: 1
Tue 28 May 2013
at 05:09
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Jiro ran for the UFO, angling for an apartment building near where it hovered. As he ran, he wracked his brains for any esoteric knowledge that might tell him what he was dealing with - he was nowhere near ready to dismiss magic as a possible explanation. Not all people used pure tech, he vaguely recalled from conversations with some of his mystic contacts.

As he did, he kept vague track of the UFO and it's movement, he hit the alley between his target building and the one next to it. He jumped from dumpster to fire escape to windowsill, making his way to the top in his own preferred way. Landing lightly on the rooftop, he took a moment to catch his breath.

Now what do I do?

20:58, Today: Jiro Koji rolled 24 using 1d20+7. Arcane Lore just in case its a magic UFO.

Either a really good or really wasted roll...

20:57, Today: Jiro Koji rolled 14 using 1d20+12. Notice check.

...welp, he's distracted climbing.
Alex
 player, 307 posts
 HP: 1
Mon 3 Jun 2013
at 19:06
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Alex had been lost in her thoughts at the overwhelming strangeness that was going on before her. Freaking UFOs. Being a Vampire Slayer didn't prepare you to drop into a game of X-Com. Oh god, she hoped that she wasn't in a game of X-Com.

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15:03, Today: Alex rolled 26 using 1d20+7. Notice Check.

Gamemaster
 GM, 281 posts
Wed 5 Jun 2013
at 03:52
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Jiro remembers hearing something about aliens that use magic, but never did learn any details. It might have been the Grue, but he wasn't sure.

Alex kept her head on a swivel, unconsciously taking in everything as her mind wandered. One thing caught her eye. It looked like there were some roughly human sized and shaped forms were carrying and dragging others towards the central UFO.

The pair come to a stop on top of the local S-Mart. From here it was possible to get a slightly better look at the ship. It looked like a fairly typical flying saucer, somewhat larger then a 747. The ship seemed to shimmer and was hard for the eye to focus on, even at this relatively short range.

Alex suddenly spun around and caught sight of a shadow moving. There was someone or something on the roof with them.
Alex
 player, 308 posts
 HP: 1
Wed 5 Jun 2013
at 03:53
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
"Jiro. Company. Intentions unknown." Alex whispered as she slipped into a ready stance.
Jiro Koji
 player, 393 posts
 Current Hero Points: 1
Wed 5 Jun 2013
at 03:58
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
The aquatransexual blinked at Alex's words, turned and looked the same way they were. Like the Slayer, he slid into a ready stance, poised to spring into action should it be needed.

[ooc: skill masterying Notice for 22 like I should have done last time]
Gamemaster
 GM, 282 posts
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 01:47
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Jiro turns around just in time to catch sight of someone standing up from behind an a/c unit. It's a short man of perhaps thirty. He looks around the roof, confusion on his face. "What are you doing here?" he asks.
Jiro Koji
 player, 394 posts
 Current Hero Points: 1
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 01:49
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Jiro blinks, then jerks his head towards the UFO. "Trying to figure out what to do about that." A pause, and then. "And yourself?"
Gamemaster
 GM, 283 posts
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 01:56
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
"Oh. Okay." he says, still sounding confused. "I... I'm here hiding. Hiding from them. Shouldn't you be hiding to?"
Jiro Koji
 player, 395 posts
 Current Hero Points: 1
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 02:02
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Jiro chuckled. "That would likely be the sane thing to do, yes." This guy is acting harmless, but what's he doing up here? Even if he works in the store this is an odd place to be. Jiro half-turned to the UFO, but kept the stranger in the corner of his eye. "I have a great dislike of bullies, whatever their form and wherever they are from. I am thinking of teaching them a lesson."



Skill Mastery of Sense Motive on the guy on the roof for 22 - what's he up to?
Skill Mastery of notice for 22 on the UFO - can I see any kind of hatch or other point of ingress?

Alex
 player, 309 posts
 HP: 1
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 02:05
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Alex fixed the man with a cold glare. She didn't trust this guy, not one bit.

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22:05, Today: Alex rolled 13 using 1d20+6. Sense Motive.

Gamemaster
 GM, 284 posts
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 02:08
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Jiro isn't quite sure what to make of this guy. He seemed... off. His reactions, body language, even his tone of voice all seemed odd to the martial artist.

The UFO doesn't have any obvious hatches that you can make out at this range. The strange shimmer effect makes it hard to determine any surface details.

Alex gets goosebumps as she realizes that whatever is standing in front of her is not human, not even slightly.
Alex
 player, 310 posts
 HP: 1
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 02:16
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Enough was enough. Whatever this thing was, Alex wasn't in the mood to play around right now. She took a deep breath and then exploded into motion.

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22:10, Today: Alex rolled 5 using 1d20+4. Init.
22:13, Today: Alex rolled 30 using 1d20+12. Unarmed attack. DC21
22:13, Today: Alex rolled 39 using 1d20+19. Grapple. 

Gamemaster
 GM, 285 posts
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 02:19
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
The man clearly had no idea Alex was about to attack him. She roughly grabbed him, slammed his face into the a/c unit, and proceeded to restrain him in an expert fashion. He tries to struggle out of Alex's grasp but he is powerless before her superhuman strength.

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22:17, Today: Gamemaster rolled 19 using 1d20+2. Toughness save.

Jiro Koji
 player, 396 posts
 Current Hero Points: 1
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 02:25
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Well, that escalated quickly. Jiro raised one eyebrow. Of course, they've shown the ability to tell humans from non-humans at a glance before...

"I take it he's not exactly what he seems, Alex-san?" Jiro asks in a calm tone. He didn't move to add to the pummeling just yet, but he was ready for anything that might pop out to threaten them.


18:22, Today: Jiro Koji rolled 19 using 1d20+6.

Holding my action for now until I see what happens next

This message was last edited by the player at 02:38, Wed 12 June 2013.

Alex
 player, 311 posts
 HP: 1
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 02:30
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
"No. It's not." She growled, holding the struggling man tightly. "Why don't you tell us what exactly you are, before things get unpleasant?"

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22:27, Today: Alex rolled 9 using 1d20+7. Intimidate the Prisoner.

Gamemaster
 GM, 286 posts
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 02:35
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
"Why should I tell you anything human? You're... wait." The man rapidly transitions from indignant to sheepish. "Are you human?"

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22:31, Today: Gamemaster rolled 13 using 1d20. Will Save.

Jiro Koji
 player, 397 posts
 Current Hero Points: 1
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 02:43
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Well, that settles it. Now, is he a good alien or a bad alien? "Interesting choice of words, stranger. And informative." A breath, and Jiro let his ki wreath his right arm in blue fire. "Alex-san is more human than you, I would wager. As am I. Very human; primitive, short of temper, and given to violence at the smallest provocation." He tightened a fire-wreathed fist. "Now. Reveal yourself, stranger. Before I lose my temper."



Array is in Fist of the Oni
18:42, Today: Jiro Koji rolled 20 using 1d20+10. Intimidate the captive.

Gamemaster
 GM, 287 posts
Tue 18 Jun 2013
at 03:08
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
The man glares and tries to struggle, but it is a fruitless effort. Alex is just to strong and skilled. At least until he seems to decide that any chance at deception has failed. His body flows and shifts. It's surprising enough that he manages to get free from Alex. "FOR THE UNITY!" He screams as he pulls a blaster pistol from somewhere.

His freedom is short lived as Jiro promptly knocks him out with a single punch.

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{He is a very low PL foe, not worth rolling dice.}

Jiro Koji
 player, 398 posts
 Current Hero Points: 1
Tue 18 Jun 2013
at 23:09
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Jiro scowled at the unconscious shapechanger. "Well. That was uninformative." He scooped up the raygun, slipping it into a pocket. This might come in useful later...

He turned back to the UFO. "Alex-san, I am thinking that we are going to have to deal with the rest of them, sooner than later. Whatever their Unity is, it is likely something we will not want to see prosper." A pause. "Assuming that was not one of your Chrysalids, shall we take the fight to them?" His eyes scanned the ground between him and the flying saucer; looking for the best approach and the best point to climb to reach the damned thing.

[OOC: Array is back in Ki Strike, Skill Masterying Notice for 22]
Alex
 player, 312 posts
 HP: 1
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 00:57
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Alex spaced out for what felt like forever, but was really only for a few seconds. "Yeah. Let's go kick some heads in."
Jiro Koji
 player, 399 posts
 Current Hero Points: 1
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 01:16
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Jiro gave a nod and headed for the side of the building; quickly wallhopping down between this and the nearest one. Once landed, he raced out towards the aliens as they gathered people. He aimed for the nearest raygun-wielding figure and laid it out with a ki-charged blow; then shouted "Now then! How do you intruders like a human who can fight back?" in challenge as he settled into a ready stance.

As per GM, laying out one mook, then rolling initiative. Array is in Ki Strike

17:14, Today: Jiro Koji rolled 16 using 1d20+6. Initiative.

Alex
 player, 313 posts
 HP: 1
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 22:18
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Alex was only a split second behind Jiro. A thrown stake took down one alien as she land in a low crouch. "Alright. Who wants some?"

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18:15, Today: Alex rolled 23 using 1d20+4. init.

Gamemaster
 GM, 288 posts
Sun 30 Mar 2014
at 00:56
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
As our heroes attack the aliens, they quickly realize that there a great many more aliens then the assumed. For each one of the humanoid, but clearly not human aliens they knock out, three more take their place. This is going to be interesting.

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This fight will be using the mass combat rules. They work pretty much the same as normal, but treats the horde of Aliens as a single character. Let me know if you need a refersher on them. Alex and Jiro get the first actions.

Jiro Koji
 player, 400 posts
 Current Hero Points: 1
Sun 30 Mar 2014
at 01:06
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Jiro surveyed the horde he'd found himself in the midst of and resisted the urge to smirk. For a moment, he was shrouded in a glowing corona of blue fire; which shrank in upon him before unleashing itself like a bomb blast. "Roaring Lion's Blast!"

The wave parted around Alex, and the other humans he could see, only to close again and slam into the alien figures surrounding him.

Array is in Roaring Lion's Blast; 50 foot AOE hitting anything not a human. DC 20 reflex for half; DC25 toughness check
Alex
 player, 314 posts
 HP: 1
Fri 2 Jun 2017
at 14:42
Re: Chapter 6 - On the Road Again
Alex rushes into the middle of the group and starts swinging.

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10:41, Today: Alex rolled 29 using 1d20+12.  Melee Attack