E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd, Nereid.   Posted by DainXB - GM.Group: 0
Todd
 player, 167 posts
 Determination: 5
Sun 8 Sep 2013
at 13:11
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
"Oh, maaaaan."

Todd tries to pull up, and almost makes it.

Coordination 6 + Acrobatics 1 + Roll -1 = 6.

Bet it hurts
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DainXB - GM
 GM, 377 posts
Sun 8 Sep 2013
at 21:16
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
Todd:
[OOC: It does 5 Stamina damage, but it doesn't hurt at all. Actually, it's the opposite of hurts...]
You feel a deadly chill, a kind of numbness, spreading through your body from the point of contact witht he scholar's finernail. Your flesh doesn't actually turn gray, but it feels gray; dull, lifeless... corpselike.

In your mind, you hear the scholar's dry, rasping chuckle.

Nereid:
You heard that too!

[OOC: Nereid is up!]
Nereid
 player, 109 posts
 Determination:04
 Stamina 8/8
Mon 9 Sep 2013
at 15:29
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 43):

Whoa, that was cold...and I don't mean metaphorically...well maybe I do...I mean I felt it...well psychically...sorry rambling now.


Nereid concentrated and decided to give the "scholar" a psychic slap. She reaches out to mentally to make contact and send the scholar a barrage of images and powerful emotions that should rattle 'em a bit.

OOC: Now this is a stunt off of telepathy (another determination flows like water 3 left). Since it is a stunt I chose to describe it as "telepathy and empathy overload" to fit with my powers.

Telepathy 6

11:27, Today: Nereid rolled 4,6 using d6,d6. reach out..
4-6- -2 +6 = 4

4, probably not enough to do anything... but it is the thought that counts. 

DainXB - GM
 GM, 381 posts
Mon 9 Sep 2013
at 17:42
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
Nereid:
[OOC: Stunting Mental Blast off of Telepathy; Mental Blast uses Willpower to target the effect. Your Willpower is 5, -2 for the die roll gets you 3 (you'd do 6 Stamina for your Telepathy power level if you hit). The scholar's Willpower is 6, so it's a miss. The good news is; under the Great Power stunt rules, you get to keep the Stunt for the whole fight, so doing it again doesn't cost you Determination. Also, doing something again after an initial failure allows you to use Determined Effort, (and spend Determination).]

[OOC: "It's the thought that counts" would be a great Aspect! :)]

The scholar's pupilless eyes go wide as he discovers that there is a separate presence within Todd. His voice hisses out. "Another sees through his eyes! Black Crow, blind him!"

Todd:
The Asian girl wrapped in black silk ribbons leaps into action like a dancer, unreeling a coil of spinning black ribbon that whirls around your head!
[OOC: Test Coordination against her Coordination of 5.]

Meanwhile, the woman in red places her palms together before her face, eyes glowing with fierce concentration. Yes, actually glowing.
Todd
 player, 168 posts
 Determination: 7
Tue 10 Sep 2013
at 01:24
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
Trembling from the cold, Todd falls to his knees as the ribbons arc towards his head.

"Lady, I just came here to talk, but I'm running out of patience," Todd says, as he rolls to the right evading the ribbons. "How 'bout you call of your friends and we just chat, huh?"

Coordination 6 + Roll 2 = 8.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 385 posts
Fri 13 Sep 2013
at 04:04
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
Todd:
You duck the twirling black ribbons--and realize that the edges are razor sharp, as they clip three strands of your hair whipping over your head!

Speaking of razor sharp, the huge oni-looking figure spins his gigantic polearm, then slashes low, as if he intends to cut you off at the ankles!

[OOC: Test Prowess against his Prowess of 7! That "horsecutter" blade does 5 Stamina on a hit.]

Zhang Jue's glowing eyes seem to expand, her magic power flowing outward in shimmering waves of color. Out of her eyes, and into yours!

Nereid:
The glow fills your secondary vision through Todd's consciousness. Suddenly, it's like daggers of pain into your mind!

[OOC: Zhang Jue is Stunting with her Magic to gain Mental Blast, so you gain 1 Determination. Defend against her Willpower of 7. She'll deliver 7 Stamina on a hit.]
Todd
 player, 169 posts
 Determination: 7
Fri 13 Sep 2013
at 10:09
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
Here's where ICONS' rule that "you can only declare a determined effort for a test where you only get one chance to succeed or where you've already tried and failed to achieve the desired success" does my head in. Does defending meet this criteria?
DainXB - GM
 GM, 392 posts
Sat 14 Sep 2013
at 03:31
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
[OOC: The rules say You can’t declare determined effort trying to pick a lock, disarm a bomb, or hit a foe unless you’ve already tried and failed or you’re only going to get one last chance before you’re crushed by the closing walls, the bomb goes off, the foe activates his doomsday device, or the like. I'd expand that to say that you can't declare determined effort to defend against a foe unless this is a hit that will take you out if it connects, or is in some other way "last chance".]
Todd
 player, 170 posts
 Determination: 7
Sat 14 Sep 2013
at 05:59
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
I was thinking something similar about it kicking in for an attack that would take me out. One of the benefits of a fixed damage system. So I'm happy with that interpretation.

Todd leaps into the air - high into the air, about thirty feet high - and the blade swishes through nothing.

"That does it. I'm through playing nice, lady!"

Coordination 6 + Athletics 1 + Roll 2 = 9.

This message was last edited by the player at 11:37, Mon 16 Sept 2013.

DainXB - GM
 GM, 396 posts
Mon 16 Sep 2013
at 07:02
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
Todd:
The oni grunts, and grounds the but of his weapon so hard he cracks the tile of the garden pathway. Black Crow unreels more of her ribbon-wrappings; spinning them like helicopter blades she flies into the air after you!

[OOC: We've gone all wuxia action movie up in here! :)]

[OOC: The timing in this scene is getting complex...
Blood Shark, Jade Fist, Whispering Dream (the scholar), Black Crow, Whirlwind Blade (the oni), and Zhang Jue have all acted this panel. We're waiting on Nereid to react to Zhang Jue, then Todd and Nereid can act. Whew!]

Nereid
 player, 110 posts
 Determination:05
 Stamina 8/8
Mon 16 Sep 2013
at 12:35
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 51):

OOC: Holy Moley..I've been reading this awesome fight and missed my que to react.

Also as our next "upgrade" point I think I will switch "Let's not fight" for "its the thought that counts" as Nereid gets more and more pulled into a world of fisticuffs , she is less a pacifist and more of a mentalist.

Willpower 5

08:33, Today: Nereid rolled 1,4 using d6,d6. resist mental attack.

This is so not good...

 5 +(1-4)= 2  ouch stamina reduced to 1. 

Todd
 player, 171 posts
 Determination: 7
Mon 16 Sep 2013
at 13:34
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
Gravity does it's bit to pull Todd back to earth as Black Crow flies upwards.

"Thanks," Todd growls, "this will save me the trouble of catching you.

As he angles past he spins around, aiming a heel kick at Black Crow's jaw.

Prowess 6 + Martial Arts 1 + Roll 0 = 7.

Nereid to attack, then another round of bad guys beating on me.

Nereid
 player, 111 posts
 Determination:05
 Stamina 1/8
Tue 17 Sep 2013
at 04:11
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
In reply to Todd (msg # 53):

OOC: I am assuming that I can use determined effort in blasting the scholar not Zhang Jue since I failed there. If I can use determined effort, I will.

Willpower 5
00:09, Today: Nereid rolled 5,4 using d6,d6. Blast back.

6


Owwww…hey right back atcha sister.


Nereid is a little woozy but she decides to mix her fear, confusion, and rambling thoughts into psychic blast at Zhang Jue.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 399 posts
Tue 17 Sep 2013
at 21:40
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
Todd:
Your heel connects, but not as hard as you'd have liked as she goes into a graceful backward somersault away from you, ribbons fluttering!

The oni leaps into the air, swinging his massive polearm like a baseball bat, trying to hit you with the flat of the blade!
[OOC: Defend against his Prowess of 7 + Weapon Master 3. He'll do 7 Stamina on a hit--and knock you flying off the edge of the roof on a Major success!]

Nereid:
Zhang Jue's mind is forced back; you can sense nothing but her glowing eyes! But she redoubles her efforts, filling your thoughts with glowing arcane Chinese symbols.

[Defend against her Willpower of 7. She'll deliver 7 Stamina on a hit.]
Nereid
 player, 112 posts
 Determination:05
 Stamina 1/8
Wed 18 Sep 2013
at 01:15
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 55):

OOC: Ouch she is a tough one...

I am scared that with 1 Stamina left

DainXB:
I'd expand that to say that you can't declare determined effort to defend against a foe unless this is a hit that will take you out if it connects, or is in some other way "last chance"


This is my last chance and if you will allow it I will used a determined effort here.

Willpower 5

21:09, Today: Nereid rolled 2,6 using d6,d6. resist the psychic punch.

awwww...

5-4=1

So, If I can use DE then I am down a few determination but still int he fight...if not I am sleeping like a baby at my desk at the university.

This message was last edited by the player at 11:13, Wed 18 Sept 2013.

Todd
 player, 172 posts
 Determination: 7
 Stamina: 11 > 4
Wed 18 Sep 2013
at 05:14
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
Todd tries to twist, but there isn't much he can do in ballistic freefall.

WHACKKKKKK!!!!

The Oni's weapon connects, and Todd crumbles to the rooftop, wheezing.

Coordination 6 + Acrobatics 1 + Roll 1 = 8. Tagged. Now on 4 stamina.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 404 posts
Fri 20 Sep 2013
at 11:38
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
Nereid:
[OOC: Yes, Determined Effort applies here. It costs you 3 Determination to stay in the fight.]
The phone drops from your fingers and sweat breaks out on your forehead as your world narrows down to the vision of Zhang Jue's swirling eyes.

Suddenly, her presence is gone from your mind!

Todd:
You hit the inner surface of the parapet, cracking the stone! You narrowly missed being a line drive into the intersection of 38th and Flying Carp.

The shark-mouthed demon and the woman made of solid jade advance toward you...

Zhang Jue speaks; "Enough! Mr. Chen's lackeys are very persistent, and more potent than I had believed. Our presence here is compromised. Away!" A radiant wave of light spreads from her outstretched fingers, and the rest of the Six Storms vanish into it. The ruby glow wraps back around Zhang Jue, and she too vanishes!
Nereid
 player, 113 posts
 Determination:02
 Stamina 1/8
Fri 20 Sep 2013
at 12:08
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 58):

Todd…Todd?…I am a little numb pyschically…but if you can still hear me…I think she doesn't like you. Holy Moley, she packs a punch.
Todd
 player, 173 posts
 Determination: 7
 Stamina: 11 > 4
Fri 20 Sep 2013
at 13:05
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
A dazed and disoriented Todd wonders why his right hand is taking to him.

Oh. The phone.

He lies motionless, slowly brings the phone to his ear, and says, "ya think?"
Todd
 player, 174 posts
 Determination: 7
 Stamina: 11 > 4
Tue 24 Sep 2013
at 01:10
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
There is silence on the end of the phone.

"Nereid? You there?"
Nereid
 player, 114 posts
 Determination:02
 Stamina 1/8
Tue 24 Sep 2013
at 18:31
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
In reply to Todd (msg # 61):

Yeah..sorry…I am a little loopey couldn't tell for a minute if we were ont he phone or psychically linked?

So do you have anymore old girlfriends that might show up?


Todd
 player, 176 posts
 Determination: 7
 Stamina: 11 > 4
Wed 25 Sep 2013
at 01:30
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
"I seriously hope not."

He slowly stands up and shakes himself out.

"You OK to meet me at Mr Chen's - what was it? Mr Chen's Pachinko Palace ? Something like that. Anyhow that glitzy 'Chen' place not far from the Finest Yakitori Cafe?"
Nereid
 player, 115 posts
 Determination:02
 Stamina 1/8
Wed 25 Sep 2013
at 12:28
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
In reply to Todd (msg # 63):

I'll be there...see ya in 20.


Kai grabs her backpack full of haunted artifact and heads for the parking lot.
Todd
 player, 177 posts
 Determination: 7
 Stamina: 11 > 4
Wed 25 Sep 2013
at 13:29
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
Todd heads back to Chen's...
DainXB - GM
 GM, 411 posts
Wed 25 Sep 2013
at 16:41
Re: E3S2 - The Shoals - Todd
Todd, Nereid:
[OOC: I'll see you both in E3S6 - Mr. Chen's Pai-Gow Palace.]

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:49, Wed 25 Sept 2013.