E1S2 - U. of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus.   Posted by DainXB - GM.Group: 0
DainXB - GM
 GM, 15 posts
Tue 15 Jan 2013
at 17:08
E1S2 - University of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid
Nereid:

You're in your office on the University of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus, putting together your notes for the upcoming Symposium on Maritime Archaeology.

There's a quiet knock, and your door opens. Brent, one of the students who doubles as part-time office help in the department, pokes his head in."Dr. Mahelona? Sorry to bother you, but Mr. Taggart's on the phone again…"

Sheldon Taggart is an antiquities dealer, and has been pestering you lately. He want's to hire you for a consultation, but he's secretive about the details.

Just then, there's a bright flash outside your window! Within a second, the power in the building goes out. Computers, phones, lights, even the air-handlers all shut down. You can hear the groans and annoyed expletives from the office cubicles outside your door.

Out the window, you can see that the other campus buildings in view also appear to be without power. Then the flash happens again--and again!
Nereid
 player, 6 posts
Wed 16 Jan 2013
at 00:28
Re: E1S2 - University of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 1):

Looking out the window the young heroine is taken in by the bizarre events...


This is so cool….

No. This is definitely not cool...

But it may mean that I get to do some hero stuff...which is cool.

It could mean that people are getting hurt, uncool.



Kai tries to discern where the flashes originate from if she can't do it with her "normal" senses she will use her "special senses".

OOC: basically if the flashes have a obvious point of origin she is running that way, if not then I will use my telepathy in the next post.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 25 posts
Wed 16 Jan 2013
at 04:06
Re: E1S2 - University of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid
Peering out the window, Kai can just pick out a dark spot in the afterimage of the flashes. Something hovering in the air, a few blocks east of the University campus--something man-shaped!

As you watch, the dark figure launches another lightning bolt downward, and something on the ground explodes in a blue-and-green flash!
Nereid
 player, 8 posts
Wed 16 Jan 2013
at 05:23
Re: E1S2 - University of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 3):

That looks like….a…person? Holy Cow…this is bad.

Kai ducks into her office and locks the door. she quickly changes into her costume. She sneaks out the window and runs as fast as she can towards the figure,


*pant* Well, I think *pant* …I wish…flying was one of my *deep breath* superpowers.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 27 posts
Wed 16 Jan 2013
at 17:34
Re: E1S2 - University of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid
[OOC: What does your costume (and amulet) look like, by the way?]

Fortunately, you're athletic, and in good shape. You cover a couple of blocks very quickly, although once you pass the edge of campus, it's a little like swimming upstream. Panicked pedestrians and drivers are doing their best to head away from where you're going.

A block ahead of you, there's a man hovering in mid-air. He's dressed in faded jeans and combat boots, a vintage Grateful Dead t-shirt, and a ragged green Army jacket. His long gray hair and beard are standing straight up in a nimbus of sparks.

Nearby, a recently-exploded electrical transformer is shooting arcs and sparks of it's own.
Nereid
 player, 9 posts
 Determination:02
Thu 17 Jan 2013
at 02:53
Re: E1S2 - University of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 5):

Oh no, Jerry Garcia has returned to judge us for our sins.

She steps up and waves her arms hoping to get his attention.

Hello! What do you want? How can I help you?

As she tries to get his attention she reaches out with her mind, hoping to find out what is going on.

OOC: using telepathy 6 to read his thoughts.

21:33, Today: Nereid rolled 3,6 using D6,d6 with rolls of 3,6. Telepathy .  -3

3 total.



As to her costume. She pulls her hair into an Ponytail, and puts on a small domino mask. Her amulet is made up of five medallions that are bronze inscribed with ancient mystical symbols.

Her costume us just a sleeveless wetsuit that ends above the knee. The side panels of the wetsuit are teal and the center panel is purple. And pair of purple (with teal trim) water shoes (cause running on the ground after swimming/surfing sucks)

DainXB - GM
 GM, 35 posts
Thu 17 Jan 2013
at 08:47
Re: E1S2 - University of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid
His mind is closed to you, but you get a sense of confusion--it's as if his thinking is fogged, somehow.

"Help? 'zactly! Tryin' t' help." He mumbles. It's barely audible over the street traffic trying to get out of the area. He gives an angry look at the failed transformer, and rises up as if he's trying to get a better view.

He spots what he's looking for, and heads toward it--the heavy-duty transformers and generators at Kuakini General, one of the city's major hospitals, just a few blocks away!
Nereid
 player, 10 posts
 Determination:02
Fri 18 Jan 2013
at 03:10
Re: E1S2 - University of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 7):

"The Hospital....No!"

she desperately reaches out with her mind and tries to make him fall in love with her .

"I guess I don't need to know what he is thinking...it is pretty obvious. Maybe If I can make him love me he will stop and listen to me."


She runs and concentrates.

OOC: So Emotion Control is 3.

22:09, Today: Nereid rolled 2,1 using d6,d6 with rolls of 2,1. He loves me, he loves me not.

2-1=1

4 total.

DainXB - GM
 GM, 45 posts
Fri 18 Jan 2013
at 05:01
Re: E1S2 - U. of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid & Todd
Nereid:
For a moment, the gray-haired man looks back at you, his expression strangely wistful... but he shakes it off, wobbling slightly as he flies. He raises a hand, and a bolt of pure lightning flashes from his palm to the massive insulators on the hospital's transformers. Sparks fly, streetlights near the hospital come on, even though it's daytime--and then their bulbs explode!

"Yeah! This one's better, it can take it..." He seems very pleased with the results--but down on the ground, you can hear the backup generators roar to life. This transformer couldn't take his strike any better than the first one; it's fused. The only thing keeping all the emergency and life-support equipment inside Kuakini General going are the hospital's generators! This lunatic's next bolt could kill someone!

[OOC: If you want to try Emotion Control a second time, you can use Determined Effort (check the OOC thread for instructions).]

Nereid & Todd:

[OOC: Both of you gain 1 Determination for the new Temporary Challenge 'Hospital patients in danger!' Your next action of any sort to stop Tropic Lightning before he fires another bolt can use Determined Effort; you'll only get one chance to stop him from destroying the backup generators!]
Todd
 player, 8 posts
 Determination: 4
Fri 18 Jan 2013
at 05:37
Re: E1S2 - U. of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid & Todd
Todd drops off the back of the #12 bus and ducks behind a building - that's what superheros do, isn't it? .

Seconds later a figure in badly-tailored green tracksuit pants, a dark-blue long-sleeved t-shirt and a green ski-mask with the mouth and jaw cut out sprints towards the bolt-firing man.
Nereid
 player, 11 posts
 Determination:03
Fri 18 Jan 2013
at 05:45
Re: E1S2 - U. of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 9):


as Nereid catches up with the madman with the electrical powers, She screams.

Stop this! You don't have to do this! Let's not fight, we can solve this without hurting anyone!



OOC: I will make a determined effort tagging my Aspect "Let's not fight"...I am trying to end this without violence. But I am going for a Minor success...if for no other reason than giving Todd something to do after me.

So here it goes. Emotion Control 3

00:42, Today: Nereid rolled 4,1 using d6,d6 with rolls of 4,1. Gotta make this count...you LUV me.

4-1=3

6 total (with at least one +2 bump for the determined effort)

DainXB - GM
 GM, 48 posts
Fri 18 Jan 2013
at 09:36
Re: E1S2 - U. of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid, Todd, Ian
Nereid:

[OOC: And it only cost you 1 Determination. :)]

Tropic Lightning drops his hand and spins in the air, looking back at you--you can see a softening of his expression, and his pupils dilate to enormous size as he catches sight of you. "I don't wanna fight! 'M not tryin' to fight anybody..."

He's still looking toward you, when suddenly his eyes go wide. "Oh, sh|t!"

Nereid, Todd, Ian:
[OOC: Remember the first transformer he slagged? The sparks from it have set the adjacent grease-filled fast food restaurant on fire. :evil grin: All three of you gain 1 Determination for the new Temporary Challenge 'Rapidly Spreading Fire!']

[And people wonder why insurance is so expensive in Akamai City... Actually, no, they don't. :)]
Amm-Fibian
 player, 19 posts
 Currently - Skate Punk
 Determination: 3
Fri 18 Jan 2013
at 10:31
Re: E1S2 - U. of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid, Todd, Ian
Skater Punk Ian glances at Detective Jones amid the chaos around them.

"You are wearing that outfit on duty and you criticize my disguise? Really!"

Seeing the fire erupt, Ian points in its direction.

"Let me out over there please."

OOC: Is it possible to make a helping asset or something? Basically I want to use Intelligence or Investigation or something to spot a watertower on top of a large building and plot a direction of travel for the water if its knocked over in a precise direction to put out the fire, and then pass that info on to another hero.

Todd
 player, 10 posts
 Determination: 4
Fri 18 Jan 2013
at 11:26
Re: E1S2 - U. of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid, Todd, Ian
that's not good. And there's not much I can do to put the fire out. Or is there?

He runs over to the fire hydrant near fast food restaurant and tries to bend the hydrant towards the restaurant.

[The plan is to aim the hydrant towards the fire.If that works he'll tear the top off the hydrant and douse the restaurant.

Bending steel is strength 8, and Todd had Strength 8. I roll 6, 4 for a total of 8!]

DainXB - GM
 GM, 50 posts
Sat 19 Jan 2013
at 02:16
Re: E1S2 - U. of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid, Todd, Ian
Amm-Fib'ian:
[OOC: Sure! It's a Maneuver. In this case, test Intellect vs a difficulty of 4. Success lets you create an Aspect with a free tag that you can hand off to whoever you want.]

Nate bounds out of the Impala, self-consciously buttoning his Hawaiian shirt. "It's my damn day off!" You are briefly left to your own devices as Nate begins to perform crowd control, waving his ID-case in the air and shouting. "MiB! Stand back, people!" He's trying to cut through the panicking people and the gawkers, making a path toward Tropic Lightning.

Todd:
[OOC: 6-4=2, plus 8 for your Strength, minus 8 for the resistance of steel = 2, a Moderate Success!]

Standing so close to the fire, you can feel its terrific heat! Any closer and you'd be taking damage. With a metallic groan, the hydrant bends beneath your hands! Needle-thin streams of high-pressure water begin to burst from it's seams and joints as you aim it toward the blazing restaurant. One sharp strike at the heavy steel cap on its top is all it takes, and water begins to fountain out, drenching the front wall of the building!

[OOC: The fire's intensity drops from 8 to 3, but its still burning!]

In the distance, you can hear sirens. Metro PD is finally arriving! Metro Fire may take a while longer...
Amm-Fibian
 player, 20 posts
 Currently - Skate Punk
 Determination: 3
Sat 19 Jan 2013
at 06:11
Re: E1S2 - U. of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid, Todd, Ian
OOC: You rolled 4,6 using d6,d6 ((4,6)).
Continuing my streak of never rolling positive, that's a -2 + 9 Intellect.
I create a
"Tip the Watertower this way" Aspect and pass it off to anyone capable.

A Skater Punk taps Todd on the shoulder and tells him and any other hero nearby,
"Hey... Dude... Ahem, if you release the water from that tower at precisely a 78 degree angle into that drain spout, it should overflow with enough lift to drench the restaurant below in water and smother the remains of the flames... Daddy O."
DainXB - GM
 GM, 53 posts
Sat 19 Jan 2013
at 10:29
Re: E1S2 - U. of Hawai'i-Akamai Campus - Nereid, Todd, Ian
[OOC: I agree with Angelfish, Ian does have great dialogue!]

[OOC: And now for the bad news... :evil smirk:]


From above, you all hear a blurry voice. "Hey, kid! Yer right... I got this! I got this!" Tropic Lightning pauses for a second and looks, enraptured, at Nereid. "So nice... Don't worry, I'll save you!" The nimbus of sparks surrounding him brightens as he flies toward the water tower, bringing both hands forward into shaky alignment...

Zzzzzzzzzzap!

The heat from the lightning bolt slags completely through one of the water towers supports, and in slow motion it tips forward, ripping free of it's other support legs. As the tower strikes the lip of the building's roof it ruptures, and a flood of water pours out...

Skater Punk Ian notices; That's not 78 degrees, it's more like 85!
Detective Jones notices; Tropic Lightning missed the angle. Typical, he thinks.
Todd notices; that the drain spout is about four feet to the left of where the water is headed!
Nereid notices; the gawkers gathered along the sidewalk across from the burning restaurant are about to get drenched by a lunatic who sends off random electrical arcs!

[OOC: You all gain 1 Determination, to account for the Temporary Challenge 'Wet Electrical Chaos!'. Enjoy!]
[OOC: Additional note for Todd: You still have the 'Tip the Watertower This Way' Aspect and free tag. The bonus still exists, you'll just have to work around the fiction a little bit. :)]


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