E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty.   Posted by DainXB - GM.Group: 0
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1052 posts
Wed 28 Jan 2015
at 22:09
E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Ty'daal:
It takes a while to absorb enough mist to re-form your armor. Fortunately, there's plenty of mist to absorb. It tastes of fresh water--truly unsullied water, like you haven't tasted on Earth before. It's as if the mist is made of water that was just created...

Time Keeper:
It's been a rough morning! Tiring doesn't begin to cover it. As you walk, though, mere physical tiredness begins to replace the temporal exhaustion you've felt since you manipulated time around the canoe. Gingerly, like testing a sore muscle, you touch the strands of fate...

[OOC: It's been a full scene, so your powers are beginning to return. Slowly...]

Angelfish:
This suit was not made for walking! Tempting as a breath of fresh air--well, any air--would be, you're not sure taking off your only armor would be a good idea. Even though you're moving toward higher ground, your comm system remains just as haphazard as before.

Everyone:
Trailing Gold Tusk, you head through the thinning mist as it condenses around Ty'daal. The terrain changes abruptly, like crossing a border; now the soil is dryer, the plants more sparse. Bushy oregano plants, stunted olive trees, and clumps of green-brown grasses spread to either side as the mist clears.

You pass several marble columns, broken and fallen, and an armless statue of a woman in a flowing gown. Honua frowns at the statue, and the marble blackens and cracks as heat glows from within it. In seconds, the statue shatters! "That's what the sorceress deserves. And that's what she'll get!" He says, seething with anger.

[OOC: Feel free to converse or plan. This may be your last opportunity... :) ]
Ty'daal
 player, 255 posts
 Stamina: 12/12
 Determination: 7/4
Fri 30 Jan 2015
at 02:11
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
"Indeed, my fellow warrior. Her cowardly ways and magic will be no match for this band of champions. Her reign ended will return things to how they should be and spare the insult the native people take from being transformed into animals. A seemingly never ending march of greed and evil plagues this world- savage..." Ty'daal speaks as he steps over a fallen tree branch inwardly amazed at the 'feel' of this water. So much he had come across on Earth was filled with chemicals or waste, even the water the surface dwellers drank was tainted with purification agents.
Angelfish
 player, 212 posts
Sat 31 Jan 2015
at 06:14
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Angelfish trudges along behind her companions - the Mark VIII wasn't designed for walking.

Ben dropped back to walk beside her, speaking quietly,
quote:
"Ok now we have a heavy hitter on our side what do you suggest we do now....unfortunately my powers still seem to have been nullified so I have no way of looking into the future"


She takes a few more steps, watching as Ty'daal and Honua converse, and thinking.  She turns the volume on her comm to low, and leans close to Ben, typing slowly and carefully,

HE SEEMS 2 TRUST U  STAY CLOS 2 HIM  KEEP TELLNG HIM THAT WE R PROTETNG ISLAND  MAK HIM REMEMBR ANCESTORS N CHILDRN  WE WANT SAM TINGS  GT RID OF WICH  SAVE ALL THIS

She watches Ben - no, Time Keeper - closely.  The TXT to Voice system is a vast improvement over hand signals, but it's still limiting, and she knows that she's - they - are putting a lot on Time Keeper's shoulders.
Time Keeper
 player, 295 posts
Sun 1 Feb 2015
at 23:04
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Ben looked over at angel and nodded "I'll do my best I promise my powers are still outside my grip. Using them to stop me being changed suit me off from them. I'm not sure when or if they will return but my grandfather taught me to use what you have at hand."

He looked over at the god that walked mith them " my grandfather was an elder, he was also a watch maker, I've used his knowledge of time to help me when I had powers now I need to use the knowledge he gave me about our ancestors to try and control a god" he chuckled "now that sounded a whole hell of a lot simplier when I said it in my head "

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DainXB - GM
 GM, 1056 posts
Fri 6 Feb 2015
at 04:10
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
As you climb through the now-Mediterranean terrain, the shifting mists allow you glimpses of other Classical structures and statuary--most in varied states of disrepair.

Gradually, you notice the sparse and scattered olive trees have become well-tended groves on either side of the path, and the mists part ahead of you to reveal neatly laid-out formal gardens. Porcelain urns spill forth frothy flowering herbs,surrounded by geometric plots of sage, lavender, and less-identifiable plants. A dozen or more boars root along the neat paths--it's almost as if they're weeding the plots. In the center of the gardens is a white marble palace just a little larger than the Parthenon, and considerably more ornate.

A lovely contralto voice comes from everywhere at once. "Welcome, honored guests! Your journey to this place has been difficult, I know--but that proves your worthiness to approach the Sorceress Supreme!"
Ty'daal
 player, 257 posts
 Stamina: 12/12
 Determination: 7/4
Sat 7 Feb 2015
at 18:00
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Without waiting for any words from the other heroes, Ty'daal marched towards the palace determined to bring the witch down. These wretched humans had not only been enslaved, but transformed into lower beasts against their will. These people and kin of the Time Keeper deserved more even if, he doubted, they would not do the same for him or his people. Still, he was better than the humans and would prove once again he was superior in both his prowess and his morals.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1058 posts
Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 04:33
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Suddenly, standing between the pillars of the palace entrance is a woman! She has long dark hair, and is dressed in a dark green chiton edged with gold thread and pearls. In one hand she neglegently holds a gold kylix-cup. In the other she holds a short wooden wand. "My, aren't you a fine specimen!" She exclaims--and again the sound of her voice comes from everywhere at once.

Honua steps forward also, teeth bared and flame-hair rippling. The Sorceress Supreme smiles. "Ah, it's like the old days, seeing Oceanus and Prometheus together. But have a care, mortals, for you are not Titans after all!" Her tone is still light, but that last phrase didn't sound like mere banter.
Ty'daal
 player, 258 posts
 Stamina: 12/12
 Determination: 7/4
Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 04:54
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
"Witch!" Ty'daal bellowed, "you will return these humans to their original form and set them free. You have no right to treat others as your slaves or playthings. I have no doubt the rest of this world's civilization would have not the capability to see you brought to justice, but we as their champions do. Comply, and this may end now with no further conflict."
Time Keeper
 player, 296 posts
Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 12:05
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Ben stepped forward "lady sorceress we seem to cross paths again. I wonder what lies and misdirection you intend to riddle me this time. Why are you doing this? Someone of your considerable power need not punish simple humans with your transformation spells, they are nothing to you and thus not worthy of your attention." He was gambling on her arrogance to let slip something he might  be able to use against her
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1059 posts
Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 23:55
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
"Punish them? Of course I punish them--they are trespassers upon my island!" She gestures at the boars weeding her garden with their tusks. "But is that punishment so terrible? I could do far worse..." Her eyes are dark chasms. "The others I have set as guards, to drive away future trespassers. So you see, I really am doing my best to keep mere mortals off my island." She lowers her lids and sips from her wine-bowl with a faint smile, as if daring you to call her a liar.

"Your island? This is my island! Pele's island!" Honua roars. You all feel the sudden surge of heat, coming off him like a wave.
Time Keeper
 player, 297 posts
Thu 12 Feb 2015
at 08:58
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Ben let his mind wonder to see if his powers could be of some use or were actually coming back to him yet. at the same time he moved over to Angel and Ty'daal "get ready to dive for cover " he quietly side before moving away from them.

If it kicked off he was sure these two powerful beings would literally tear the island apart.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1063 posts
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 15:30
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Time Keeper:
All the futures where Honua shoots first turn into conflagrations of fire and destruction! That much seems clear, but the timelines here are strangely twisted. Circe's palace seems to be a nexus point. Now that your powers are returning, you can sense the shifting, overlapping nature of Kuaihelani and Aeaea--and other places.

Near the palace, the island seems stable enough, but further out the bands of mist are shifting borders between lush tropical foliage, rocky Mediterranean terrain, chilly moors, and deep green forests. Multiple different "sacred islands" exist simultaneously across all the time streams--but here and now, close to the palace, Mediterranean Aeaea seems to be winning.

Everyone:
"You roar and bluster, but my powers here are supreme!" The sorceress raises her wand, and chants "Αδειάστε βρυχηθμό - όπως ένα ανιαρός!
υπάκουο λιοντάρι, για πάντα περισσότερο!"
As flames burst from Honua he suddenly changes; his human shape is replaced by that of a lion with a shaggy red-orange mane! The lion lays down and begins grooming it's paws.

"Much better!" She turns her attention to the rest of you. "I have little tolerance for threats; but soon enough there will be no threats that matter, and this island will be wholly mine."  She gestures expansively toward her palace. "Do come inside, where we can speak without such... distractions." she says, her voice full of false charm.
Ty'daal
 player, 259 posts
 Stamina: 12/12
 Determination: 7/4
Tue 17 Feb 2015
at 16:32
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Ty'daal looked down at the mighty Honua, then back up at the sorceress, and leapt forward drawing his fist back to deliver a quick, decisive knock-out blow.

(11:29, Today: Ty'daal rolled 2,4 using d6,d6 with rolls of 2,4. Opening punch (+4)/ determination +2(+6). Tagging Noble Warrior for a +2. Also adding in Martial Arts so in total a +5. 8 damage w/strength if that hits.)

This message was last edited by the player at 16:33, Tue 17 Feb 2015.

DainXB - GM
 GM, 1066 posts
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 23:36
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Ty'daal:
Your punch sends Circe staggering backward several steps, and she lets go of her wine-krater, allowing it to clatter to the floor. She looks up, wiping a trickle of blood from her lips on the back of her free hand. "Upstart merman! You dare to strike me? In my own house?!?" The tip of her wand begins to glow, as lavender energy seeps from the grain of the wood. "I have learned far deadlier magics than you have yet seen..."

[OOC: Angelfish and Time Keeper are up! You each have about as long as it takes for Circe to draw a breath to interrupt whatever she's about to do to Ty'daal!]
Time Keeper
 player, 300 posts
Thu 26 Feb 2015
at 08:15
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Ben reaches into the time stream to se what will happen next now that his team mate has thrown the first punch, and looks for a way to alter time to best give them a chance.


OOC: 08:15, Today: Time Keeper rolled 0 using 2d6-7. pre cog total 7

This message was last edited by the player at 08:16, Thu 26 Feb 2015.

DainXB - GM
 GM, 1069 posts
Sun 1 Mar 2015
at 06:24
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Time Keeper:
Two seconds from now, the lambent lavender glow spirals out toward Ty'daal, entrapping him and drawing out the moisture and life energy in his body!
Ten seconds from now, the mighty alien warrior is reduced to a withered husk, barely clinging to life!
Thirty seconds from now, Circe locks eyes with you...

[OOC: Time Keeper can act on this information, and Angelfish can act (in any order). Then Circe completes her spell!]
Time Keeper
 player, 302 posts
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 06:52
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Time Keeper reached back into the time stream but this time instead of looking forward he looks back and finds what he is looking for pulling a specific moment in time towards the present

OOC 06:52, Today: Time Keeper rolled 1 using 2d6-7. pre cog roll (7) spend a determination.Total 8

This message was last edited by the player at 06:53, Fri 06 Mar 2015.

DainXB - GM
 GM, 1074 posts
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 21:48
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Time Keeper:
[OOC: You've got the Major Success you needed. Narrate the rewind.]
Time Keeper
 player, 303 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2015
at 08:03
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Pulling on the strands of time TimeKeeper watched as time redound itself. He saw the punch from his friend pull back in slow motion and the events that had moments before taken place reverse itself to the point just before Ty'daal lifted his arm.

With mere seconds to play with he stopped time and quickly stepped between the witch and his friend, he pulled the time stream towards him to try and take some of the impact of the punch he as about to take but also to prepare to wrap the witch in a time bubble once the punch had propelled him into her.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1075 posts
Tue 10 Mar 2015
at 16:52
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Time Keeper:
[OOC: Ty'daal's punch does 8 Stamina to you, this time.]

The powerful blue fist of your ally sends you flying backward, smashing into one of the pillars--and into Circe! She staggers backward several steps, and lets go of her wine-krater, allowing it to clatter to the floor. She tries to disentangle herself from you, wiping a trickle of blood from her lips on the back of her free hand. "Upstart mortal! You dare to attack me? In my own house?!?" She retained her grip on her wand--the tip of it is inches from your face! Lavender energy begins to seep from the grain of the wood. "My magics are far deadlier than you have yet seen..."

[OOC: Angelfish is up!]
Angelfish
 player, 215 posts
Mon 16 Mar 2015
at 03:55
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Ty'daal raised a clenched fist...

And swifter than thought, Time Keeper interposes himself between the Warrior and the Witch! The powerful blow sends the Master of Time reeling - directly into Circe - and they tumble to the ground together.

Angelfish has the strangest sensation that time is simultaneously moving too fast and too slow - a sensation she is coming to recognize as a sign the Time Keeper has been influencing the natural flow of time.

Circe struggles in Time Keeper's grip, the wand clutched in her fist glowing...

quote:
My magics are far deadlier than you have yet seen...


And Angelfish knows what must have happened... One of them was going to die and Time Keeper has stopped it, only to place his own life in jeopardy!

Not on my watch... Witch!

She can't shoot - Time Keeper would be caught in the blast as well - so she falls back on simpler, cruder fighting methods...

(OOC: 22:47, Today: Angelfish rolled 2,1 using d6,d6. Kickoff!
-1 + 6 (coordination)+ 2 (acrobatics)= +7)


Taking advantage of Circe's distraction, Angelfish takes a step forward and aims one heavily booted foot at the witch's wand-wielding hand!
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1076 posts
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 23:03
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Angelfish:
[OOC: It's actually Prowess for hand-to-hand attacks... err... foot-to-hand attacks. :) But that's assuming you want to inflict damage. If your intention is to kick the wand out of her hand, let's treat that as a Grab; you test the lower of your Prowess or Strength vs her Strength of 6. That gives you 6 vs 6; wanna spend Determination to break the tie?]
Angelfish
 player, 216 posts
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 23:12
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
(OOC:  Absolutely I'll spend the determination!  The intention is to kick the wand away - frankly, Angelfish is afraid that kicking Circe in the head with those boots might kill her!  Circe may be evil, but Angelfish still isn't prepared to kill anyone!)


DainXB - GM
 GM, 1077 posts
Fri 20 Mar 2015
at 00:59
Re: E5S10 - Aeaea - TK, A, Ty
Angelfish:
[OK! Assuming you're tagging your Someone Has To... Quality to gain Improved Effort, that gets you +2 (just like Fate Core). You now have a Moderate Success.]

Crack! Your boot impacts with Circe's hand hard enough to break bones--mortal bones, anyway. The wand goes flying out into the garden as Circe clutches her hand to her breast. "My wand!" Eyes blazing with fury, using her other hand the sorceress straight-arms Time Keeper, shoving him away. "Unhand me, mortal! Keep your distance!"

Time Keeper:
[OOC: Test Prowess vs her Prowess of 4. She's stronger than she looks; she does 6 Stamina if that shove connects with anything vital.]

Everyone:
Circe's eyes light on Honua's docile lion form, and her voice drops to a purr. "Here, kitty, kitty... Fetch for your mistress... Bring me my wand!"


Moving in a dazed way, as if enchanted, Honua trots to the wand and picks it up in his jaws.

[OOC: Time Keeper defends, then anyone can go in any order!]