E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal.   Posted by DainXB - GM.Group: 0
Angelfish
 player, 144 posts
Sun 9 Mar 2014
at 00:49
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
(OOC: Since I've established that Cetacean language studies is an actual field - small and a little bit on the fringe - does Angela have a basic working vocabulary, or a way to quickly translate?)


Ty'daal
 player, 181 posts
 Stamina: 5/12
 Determination: 2/4
Sun 9 Mar 2014
at 00:55
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Ty'daal gestures and increases the density of the water in a wall shape between the attacking shark and the brave dolphin,who had nobly rushed forward to protect its pod, seeking to cause the shark to in effect hit a brick wall at full speed.

'A true warrior,' Ty'daal thought to himself, determined to protect the creatures from the sharks.

(19:51, Today: Ty'daal rolled 5,5 using 1d6,1d6. Protect the dolphin (+5). Total: +5)

This message was last edited by the player at 00:55, Sun 09 Mar 2014.

DainXB - GM
 GM, 644 posts
Sun 9 Mar 2014
at 21:55
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Ty'daal:
The attacker's teeth snap down not on dolphin flesh, but "solid water"! The dark blue dolphin thrusts hard with it's tail, propelling it's blunt forehead into the side of a third tiger shark! Beside and behind you, the other dolphins leave their prey-fish and scatter. Tiger sharks in formation dart forward in pursuit, trying to cut off the dolphins' escape.

You're familar with Earth sharks, and with similar apex predators on your own world. Sharks don't "school"; they're solitary hunters. Even in a feeding frenzy, attracted by blood in the water, sharks don't cooperate...

Angelfish:
Rushing to the data workstation, you see waveform analysis and the beginnings of your hypothetical translation scroll across the screen.

:alarm/warning : shark/UNT : flee/scatter : UNT/UNT : defend/protect(?) : (self-identifier?)/UNT : The "untranslatable" code still shows up far too frequently; but it's a beginning...

You can hear additional dolphin "voices"; aparently there's an entire pod in range of your string of sonobuoys. Isolating the fainter Delphinese from the strong audio takes a bit of tuning, and even then it's still jumbled together. Your translation program picks out a few "phrases".

:flee/scatter: flee/scatter : help/aid : UNT/UNT : comply/UNT : negation/interrogative(?) : (other-identifier?)/UNT : fast/hurry :
Ty'daal
 player, 182 posts
 Stamina: 5/12
 Determination: 2/4
Sun 9 Mar 2014
at 22:16
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Ty'daal kicks once and accelerates attempting to grab hold of one of the sharks by the tail and use it as a 'shark maul' against another.

(18:18, Today: Ty'daal rolled 3,1 using 1d6,1d6 with rolls of 3,1. Grab Shark (Str limited by Powess). Total: +5.

I think that would be a two round action what I described, correct?)

This message was last edited by the player at 22:19, Sun 09 Mar 2014.

DainXB - GM
 GM, 649 posts
Mon 10 Mar 2014
at 02:16
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Ty'daal:
[OOC: Correct; one round to wrestle the shark, one to use it as a weapon! Targets will present themselves. :)]

You grab one of the sharks; the texture of it's skin makes it hard to grip, and the thing seems to be one solid muscle, but you've got a partial hold! As the shark's momentum tows you toward the dolphin pod, two more tiger sharks break from the pack and charge you, jaws wide!

[OOC: Test Prowess against their Prowess (5, +1 for ganging up on you), or defend in some other way. Their bites do a total of 5 Stamina on a hit!]
Ty'daal
 player, 183 posts
 Stamina: 5/12
 Determination: 2/4
Mon 10 Mar 2014
at 02:27
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Ty'daal raises his arm and a circular shield made of super-dense water forms 'attached' to his arm. Bringing it back he blocks the bites slamming the sharks aside with the well practiced ease of someone who was born to, trained to, and a veteran of fighting underwater.

(22:19, Today: Ty'daal rolled 4,1 using 1d6,1d6 with rolls of 4,1. Water Sheild (+5), Underwater Combat (+3). Total: +11!)

And an homage to Cap : )

Angelfish
 player, 145 posts
Mon 10 Mar 2014
at 03:36
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Angela leans over the workstation, reading the woefully unfinished translation.  Even with all the unknown variables, one thing is obvious - there is a pod of dolphins in serious danger near-by...

Angela sighs and starts toward the boat's lockers, calling back to Ishida as she walks,

"I know the whole point of coming out here was to get away from the Angelfish suit and the crazy superhero crap - but frankly, being able to work directly with the dolphins was the main reason I agreed to help test the suit in the first place."

She flashes a wicked grin over her shoulder, "Well, that and your considerable charm."

Serious again, Angela takes the Mk. VII suit from it's storage place.

"I have to do something.  I can't just sit up here and listen to that!"  She gestures toward the speakers. "Give me a hand, will you?"

Whatever misgiving Ishida may have about the situation, he has long since learned the folly of arguing with Angela when she's determined.  His expert assistance means Angela can suit up in record time - pausing just long enough for a parting kiss before sealing the helmet and transforming Angela into Angelfish...
DainXB - GM
 GM, 651 posts
Mon 10 Mar 2014
at 06:46
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Aboard the Kiyomi Maru:
Dr. Ishida watches the splash as Angela drops from the boat's deck. "彼女はクレイジーだ." He says. Turning to the data console, he patches the sonobuoy transation through to the Mark VII's wrist-receiver. "That's probably why I love her..." He muses.

Angelfish:
Not much moonlight penetrates the waves; as your eyes adjust to the gloom, you spot the blue-gray of dolphins scattering in all directions. One, perhaps the one who's cry you initially heard, is streaking through what you can only describe as a swarm of a dozen tiger sharks! Stranger still, Ty'dall is among the sharks, struggling with at least three of them!

Even as you watch, the lone dolphin, darker blue-gray than the others flips in the water and dives back into the swarm to slam brow-first into the vulnerable gill-slits of a shark, stunning it! A long Delphinese vocalization buzzes and squeals through your audio sensors.

The display on your wrist-comm lights up with a waveform, overlaid with translation.
:success/glee : (happy)?/UNT : threat/violence : UNT/UNT : UNT/(conditional joke)? : (self-identifier?)/UNT :

Ty'daal:
[OOC: Massive Success on the defense gives you a little extra--in this case, you get to treat your result as a counter-attack against one of the sharks!]
The teeth of the first tiger shark grate against the "hard water" of your shield, and it slides off, thrashing to turn and strike again. The second is not so fortunate--the swing of your arm slams your shield hard into the animal's side sending it careening through the water, blood leaking from it's gills!

[OOC: Ty'daal is up with his grabbed shark, then Angelfish, then the dolphins and the other sharks!]
Ty'daal
 player, 185 posts
 Stamina: 12/12
 Determination: 4/4
Mon 10 Mar 2014
at 13:58
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Ty'daal accelerates, ignoring the other shark still coming after him, seeking to smash his shark hammer into one of the others going after the dolphins.

(09:53, Today: Ty'daal rolled 3,2 using 1d6,1d6 with rolls of 3,2. Ty'daal maul shark (+3). Total: +4. Man I've really got to increase my Prowess, for a warrior by background I'm not that great at hitting things. : ) )
Angelfish
 player, 146 posts
Tue 11 Mar 2014
at 21:39
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
 The pod takes only moments to spot once Angelfish is in the water - and they are definitely in trouble! But they also have help!

Ty'daal...  Why am I not surprised?  He seems to be pretty Johnny-on-the-spot when it comes to weird and dangerous crap in the ocean.

And this
is weird... Tiger sharks don't usually hunt in packs.


Ty'daal has one of the sharks by the tail, using it like a baseball bat to drive away the others.  From the odd shimmers and waves, Angelfish can tell that he's using his powers to make a barrier of the water...

Okaaay... gotta protect one threatened species from another threatened species...  No torpedoes here...  Go out on the boat for a little research, maybe sneak in a little "us" time, a little romance... Oh no!  I end up in an episode of "Extreme Shark Wrestling"!

Reluctant to use her weapons on the sharks, Angelfish turns to a lifetime's memories of playing touch football with her brothers and watching high school games and the Miami Dolphins on TV...  She picks a shark and drives at it full force - boot jets on high - intending to ram her shoulder into the sensitive gill-slits...

(OOC: 16:28, Today: Angelfish rolled 4,2 using d6,d6. Sack the Shark!
+2 + 5(prowess) = +7)

Ty'daal
 player, 186 posts
 Stamina: 12/12
 Determination: 4/4
Tue 11 Mar 2014
at 22:05
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Catching new movement out of the corner of his eye, Ty'daal cast a quick glance as Angelfish burst onto the scene. Smiling at her efforts to protect the pod, he gave her a nod of acknowledgement and respect before he returned to the task at hand.

'A trusted ally, noble surface warrior, in the battle now victory is assured!' he thought to himself.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 654 posts
Wed 12 Mar 2014
at 03:06
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Ty'daal:
[OOC: Prowess 3 is sort of "normal", it's your Strength that makes you scary in a fight.]
You slam your grabbed shark broadside into another, knocking it out of formation and interrupting it's attack pass on the dolphins--by attracting it's attention to you! The dolphin it was about to bite puts on a burst of additional speed, swimming hard for the surface!

[OOC: Defend against Prowess 5, the tiger sharks do 5 Stamina with their bites!]

Angelfish:
You shoulder-ram a tiger shark! The speed of your impact stuns the creature briefly, and it drifts for a second or two before thrashing in the water and attempting to smash you with a powerful tail-strike!

[OOC: Defend against Prowess 5, the tiger sharks do 5 Stamina with their bites!]

The dark-tinted dolphin swims powerfully past the shark pack, then turns, skreeking and whistling. The waveform-translation on your forearm is... strange. :come/follow : attack/bite : location/here : UNT/humor(?) : (self-identifier?)/UNT :

Did he just say "Bite me!" to the sharks?!? If he did, it seems to be working--three of the pack turn as if one, and streak toward the lone defender!

[OOC: Act after you test for defense, in any order you like.]
Ty'daal
 player, 187 posts
 Stamina: 12/12
 Determination: 4/4
Wed 12 Mar 2014
at 03:16
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Ty'daal raises his 'shield' to block the oncoming shark and prevent it from biting him.

(23:14, Today: Ty'daal rolled 2,5 using 1d6,1d6. Water control (Shield) (+5) Underwater Combat (+3). Total: +5)
Angelfish
 player, 147 posts
Fri 14 Mar 2014
at 03:40
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
(OOC: did you mean bites or tails in my case?  I'm going with tail based on the text.)

OOF!  Even inside the Mk. VII, the impact is jarring.  Angelfish turns swiftly, trying to stay between the sharks and the dolphin pod - preferably without getting smashed!

Seeing her original opponent zeroing in to strike, Angelfish dodges, twisting and rolling away from the powerful tail.  The strength of the shock wave generated by the miss is a sobering reminder that letting that tail connect could have broken bones!

(OOC: 22:22, Today: Angelfish rolled 6,6 using d6,d6. Dodge!
0 + 6(coordination) + 2(acrobatics) = +8) 


Regaining her bearings, Angelfish glances at the readout on her arm...

Bite me?  Seriously?!  That dolphin just said bite me?!  The rebreather fluid makes hysterical laughter nearly impossible - but Angelfish comes close to achieving the impossible!
DainXB - GM
 GM, 665 posts
Sun 16 Mar 2014
at 22:39
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Angelfish
[OOC: Correct; tail-strike in your case. Either end of a tiger shark delivers 5 Stamina on a hit. :)]

Whether they are responding to the dolphin defender's taunt, or merely homing in on his powerful sonar "voice", three tiger sharks slash through the water toward the defender! Making a ninety-degree turn in the water, he porpoises toward the surface--but the sharks chasing him are just as fast. They'll reach him before he reaches breath!

[OOC: You can both act, in any order you choose.]
Angelfish
 player, 148 posts
Sat 22 Mar 2014
at 05:07
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Oh no you don't!


The dolphin defending this pod is fast - but so are the sharks!  Angelfish fires her boot jets, angling toward the surface as well...

Kids think they'll never use geometry in the real world...


The swiftly plotted trajectory should allow Angelfish to cut between the sharks and their prey.

(OOC: Not sure if this should be Strength or Intellect (Math FTW!)
00:04, Today: Angelfish rolled 3,5 using d6,d6. Head off the sharks.
-2 + 4(Strength) = +2
-2 + 6(Intellect) = +4)

DainXB - GM
 GM, 680 posts
Sun 23 Mar 2014
at 23:45
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Angelfish:
[OOC: Actually, what you're doing is Interposing, which is a Coordination test vs Difficulty 3, which you beat handily.]

Your sudden surge of motion sends you between the defender and the sharks--much closer to the sharks! The one in the lead bares it's teeth, opening muscular jaws to their full extent, and lunges through the water at you!

[OOC: Defend against Prowess 5, the tiger sharks do 5 Stamina with their bites!]

[OOC: Ty'daal is up!]
Ty'daal
 player, 188 posts
 Stamina: 12/12
 Determination: 4/4
Sun 23 Mar 2014
at 23:50
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Ty'daal swims upwards, swinging his shark-hammer at another target.

(19:48, Today: Ty'daal rolled 2,3 using d6,d6 with rolls of 2,3. Attack shark (+3). Total: +2. Ouch, think that is a miss.)
DainXB - GM
 GM, 681 posts
Mon 24 Mar 2014
at 03:39
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Ty'daal:
Your weapon-shark twists in your grip, struggling to escape--it fails, but it does spoil your swing! Your target swims in pursuit of one of the scattering dolphins. Another tiger shark slams hard against you, teeth scraping along your water-shield, seeking to get past it's edge!

[OOC: Defend against Prowess 5, the tiger sharks do 5 Stamina with their bites!]

Ty'daal, Angelfish:
Above you, the defender "porpoises" out of the water, sucking in air. Then he flips tail-upward and plunges back into the sea, heading like a torpedo toward the upward-swimming sharks! Squeeee--A'a'a'kkk! Part of the sound he makes is outside the range of human hearing--perhaps even outside the range of Ty'daal's hearing.

On Angelfish's forearm, the waveform translation is partial at best, as he slams nose-first into the gill-slits of one of the sharks! :location/here : (self-identifier?)/UNT : come/swim : rescue/save : (other-identifier?)/UNT : pair/split : UNT/tail(?) :

[OOC: After both your defenses, you may act in any order you choose!]
Ty'daal
 player, 189 posts
 Stamina: 12/12
 Determination: 4/4
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 23:22
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Ty'daal is surprised at the speed of the strike and draws his arm backwards.

(19:20, Today: Ty'daal rolled 3,6 using 1d6,1d6 with rolls of 3,6. Water Control (+5). Underwater Combat +3 Total: +5)
DainXB - GM
 GM, 692 posts
Mon 31 Mar 2014
at 17:41
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Ty'daal:
You pivot in the water, keeping your water-shield between the scattering dolphins and the shark! Most of the pod have reached safety among the coral knobs below; only the defender and the two slowest swimmers are still visible in the dark waters. Angelfish's helmet lamps mark her position slightly above you, engaged with three tiger sharks of her own.

Angelfish:
[OOC: You still need to defend against Prowess 5 (the lead pursuit shark).]

[OOC: After Angelfish's defense, you can both act in any order you choose.]
Angelfish
 player, 150 posts
Fri 4 Apr 2014
at 03:12
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
quote:
The one in the lead bares it's teeth, opening muscular jaws to their full extent, and lunges through the water at you!


Well, I got their attention!

Desperate to get away - and nearly as desperate to not injure the shark - Angelfish back-flips away from the sharks and triggers her boot-jets.

Get this right and I'll boil water but not sharks...


(OOC: 22:07, Today: Angelfish rolled 6,6 using d6,d6. Sharks in hot water...
0 + 5(prowess) + 2(underwater combat)= +7)

DainXB - GM
 GM, 699 posts
Fri 4 Apr 2014
at 04:30
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Angelfish:
The shark swerves desperately to avoid the blast from your impellers, diving underneath your back-flip, then cruising deeper into the ocean, disoriented.

Chi-chi-chi--squaaa--Ae'k,ae'k,ae'kkk! The dolphin defender seems to be cheering you on. :fast/UNT : split/tail(?) : jump/swim : enemy/shark: As your translator struggles with his waveforms, he head-butts the third tiger shark directly in the eye! Angrily it snaps it's jaws, raking across the defender's dorsal fin and putting more blood in the water.

[OOC: Ty'daal and Angelfish can both go in whatever order you like!]
Ty'daal
 player, 190 posts
 Stamina: 12/12
 Determination: 4/4
Fri 4 Apr 2014
at 04:42
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal
Ty'daal darts towards the shark attacking the defender dolphin, shaking the shark in his hand to get it to cooperate. However, it has ideas of its own and Ty'daal spends more effort controlling the shark than aiming and misses.

(00:39, Today: Ty'daal rolled 3,6 using d6,d6 with rolls of 3,6. Strike shark (Prowess +3). Total: +0, man terrible rolls.)
Angelfish
 player, 151 posts
Sun 6 Apr 2014
at 02:42
Re: E4S2 - West of Kailua Kona - Angelfish, Ty'daal

"Split-tail", huh?  Well, I've been called worse.


Angelfish orients herself on the defender once more, in time to see the second shark draw blood!  In her peripheral vision, she can see that Ty'daal is busy with trouble of his own.

Ty'daal seems to have caught a tiger-shark by the tail! She grins at her own joke, even as she lines up on the sharks blind side.

(OOC: 21:36, Today: Angelfish rolled 5,4 using d6,d6. Blind-side tackle!
1 + 5(prowess) = 6)


With less of a "run-up" than before, Angelfish's football tackle packs slightly less of a punch.  Still, she seems to have drawn it's attention away from the defending dolphin...

This message was last edited by the player at 02:57, Thu 10 Apr 2014.