E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd.   Posted by DainXB - GM.Group: 0
Amm-Fibian
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Fri 22 May 2015
at 10:30
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Ian motions for the two Mowang trotting up the road to stop and remain quiet. He then turns and leaves the way the Mowang he is possessing apparently came in, still carrying Nereid.
Todd
 player, 393 posts
 Determination: 2
 Stamina: 11
Fri 22 May 2015
at 12:44
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Do I have time to dive through the closing gap?
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1100 posts
Sat 23 May 2015
at 06:07
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd:
[OOC: Yes, just barely.]
Todd
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 Determination: 2
 Stamina: 11
Mon 25 May 2015
at 11:07
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Without hesitation Todd leaps towards the rapidly closing gap!

I'm not sure if this is Coordination 6 or Leaping 8. One of those, plus +1 for acro and a roll of 0 = 7. Or 9.
Nereid
 player, 298 posts
 Determination:02/03
 Stamina 8/8
Tue 26 May 2015
at 15:20
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
In reply to Todd (msg # 37):

Nereid decides to bide her time and see where the big ugly is going to take her.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1102 posts
Wed 27 May 2015
at 05:58
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Nereid:
Head-down is a difficult position from which to assess a situation. Nevertheless, you can get an idea of the locale; you're being carried down a path that's almost a road between pools of water, each pool hosting its own fountain of water. The roadway leads to a tall pagoda built partly into the back wall of the cavern. Green flickering flames show within its windows.

Ian:
Moving briskly to put the two Mwng behind you, you find yourself heading back past the pool your actual body is submerged in, and heading closer to the underground pagoda.

Todd:
You leap through the doorway alongside the last rays of the setting sun--and the doorway vanishes behind you. That might be bad...

Nereid is visible, tossed over the shoulder of the demon that grabbed her, who is heading downslope at a trot. That might be bad too...

However, what is definitely bad are the two big, red, yellow-fanged Mwng-demons directly ahead of you! One points a claw in your direction and growls "入侵者!" Then they both charge, leaf-bladed halberds at the ready! They're faster than they look...

[OOC: Test Prowess vs Difficulty 8 twice. Their halberds do 5 Stamina on a hit.]

[OOC: Todd defends, then anyone can go in any order!]
Todd
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 Determination: 2
 Stamina: 11
Wed 27 May 2015
at 12:47
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Not wanting to be skewered Todd parries the first thrust, pushing across the second halberd.

This buys him time to launch a spinning kick at the first demon's head, but his position isn't great. But with a bit more effort...

Defense: Prowess 6 + Martial Arts 2 + Roll 1 = 9. Success! Prowess 6 + Martial Arts 2 + Roll 4 = 12. More success!

Attack: Prowess 6 + Martial Arts 2 + Roll -2 = 6. Not so good. If that's a miss (which I expect it is) I'd like to spend 1 determination to invoke peak physical perfection for a +2.

Amm-Fibian
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Thu 28 May 2015
at 20:36
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Ian tosses Nereid into the pool of water containing his body, returns his senses to his own body, grabs Nereid, and swims like crazy down and away!
Speaking underwater as he goes, he says to Nereid, "I apologize. My people, while aquatic, are  not especially speedy swimmers. We actually used Dolphins, and a particularly large breed of Seahorse as transportation."

This message was last edited by the player at 20:40, Thu 28 May 2015.

DainXB - GM
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Fri 29 May 2015
at 06:21
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd:
Still holding onto the mid-point of the first Mwng's halberd, and realizing that your spin-kick is going to come up short, you twist hard in mid-air using your grip for leverage. The Mwng grunts in anger and swings his blade trying to shake you off! That gets you the extra distance you need, and your heel slams into the second demon's temple!

Further down the path, you catch a glimpse of the third creature tossing Nereid's limp body into one of the fountains!

Ian:
It doesn't take you long to find the peculiar out-flowing current that you followed into the cavern. The channel is narrow; either you or Nereid will have to go first--and the magical barrier at the end is disorienting...

[OOC: Nereid is up!]
Todd
 player, 396 posts
 Determination: 2
 Stamina: 11
Fri 29 May 2015
at 13:51
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd wants to charge after Nereid, but is wary of doing so with a well-armed demon or two at his back.

Are both demons still standing? And did I need to spend the determination?
Nereid
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 Determination:02/03
 Stamina 8/8
Fri 29 May 2015
at 17:29
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
In reply to Todd (msg # 43):




No worries Ian  the telepathic link reconnected, I just need to get some air...soon...Todd...he probably thinks the worst...


Nereid tries to send Todd a telepathic message

OOC: I know we've pulled this stunt off multiple times, but I am rushing through an undersea current with Ian and see how I'd need a roll and some determination to connect with Todd again.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1108 posts
Sat 30 May 2015
at 09:39
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd:
One standing (you've got hold of his halberd), one reeling after the boot-to-the-head. The one that tossed Nereid into the fountain is still standing down there, as well. It seems... dazed.

Nereid:
[OOC: Test Telepathy vs a Difficulty of 4 (Todd's Willpower) to get through to him in the midst of a fight, under your current distracting conditions.]
Nereid
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Mon 1 Jun 2015
at 01:37
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 45):

OOC: Telepathy 6


21:35, Sun 31 May 2015: Nereid rolled 4 using 2d6-7 ((6,5)).


effort 10 



Nereid connects with Todd...

I am with Ian...I'm ok (if I can surface soon) do you need help?
Todd
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 Determination: 2
 Stamina: 11
Mon 1 Jun 2015
at 01:43
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd steps back from the demons as he "listens" to Nereid's telepathic message.

I am with Ian...I'm ok (if I can surface soon) do you need help?

I wouldn't mind, Todd responds. Unless you have something better to do.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1109 posts
Thu 4 Jun 2015
at 03:54
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd:
The Mwng who's halberd you're gripping bares yellow fangs and bellows "放手的那個!"--it's breath smells like the dumpster behind the Finest Yakitori Cafe on a hot day. Then it jerks the halberd upward, trying to sling you into the air!

[OOC: Test Strength vs a Difficulty of 8 if you want to hang on. If you lose your grip you go flying. If you choose to let go of the halberd, it's coming right back down, blade first: In that case, Test Prowess vs a Difficulty of 8 to not get stabbed!]

Meanwhile; the other Mwng, bleeding from it's ears is struggling to it's feet. You can tell that it's probably seeing three of you--but that doesn't seem to slow it down any!

Ian:
It's dark in the channel--outside, the sun has set. But you remember the way out to the grotto. Nereid will probably need air soon...

Nereid:
You break the water's surface and gasp for air. Outside the small cave-like hollow in the cliff face, you can see stars beginning to glimmer.

[OOC: After Todd defends, the other demon will act. In the mean time, Ian and Nereid can go in any order they choose.]
Amm-Fibian
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Fri 5 Jun 2015
at 01:14
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
"Well, that was exciting."
Nereid
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 Stamina 8/8
Fri 5 Jun 2015
at 01:38
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
In reply to Amm-Fibian (msg # 49):

Can we double back and help out Todd? He seems out numbered The again, he  always seems out numbered.
Todd
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Fri 5 Jun 2015
at 06:03
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
"YEOOOWWWWW!"

The demon jerks the halberd so quickly Todd doesn't have time to realise what's happening until he's sailing through the air.

I see the demon's action as something of a stunt, so I don't think this qualifies as either a martial arts or wrestling move: Prowess 6 + Roll 1 = 7.

So close. So close, and yet so far.

DainXB - GM
 GM, 1111 posts
Fri 5 Jun 2015
at 06:49
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd:
The good news is that you're thrown so far up and back that the second Mwng is going to take a second to catch up to you. The bad news is that when you hit the stalactites hanging down from the roof, shattering one of them, it hurts!

[OOC: Take 4 Stamina from the impact.]

You (and the broken stalactite) crash down on the path about halfway between the Mwng looking dazedly into the fountain where it threw Nereid, and the two you're currently fighting. Now you're surrounded.

[OOC: Anyone can go in any order!]
Amm-Fibian
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Sat 6 Jun 2015
at 20:52
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Ian sighs loudly, "Hold your breath."

He dives back down and swims with Nereid back into the fountain area.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1113 posts
Sat 13 Jun 2015
at 22:05
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Ian, Nereid:
Once more, gravity seems to fail briefly as you pass through some sort of disorienting barrier protecting the cave. Suddenly the rush of the water lessens, and you find yourselves back in the fountain pool.The walls are carved with filigree vegetation, and bright greenish light shines down from above. It's partly obscured by a looming shadow cast over the water's surface.

[OOC: Nereid and Todd are up.]

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:18, Sat 13 June 2015.

Todd
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 Determination: 2
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Sun 14 Jun 2015
at 00:21
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd rolls to his side, picks up the broken stalactite, and hurls it at the Mwng.

The aim is to pin it to the wall: Binding 6 + Roll -1 = 5.

Probably not. HURRY UP, GUYS!!!

This message was last edited by the player at 00:53, Sun 14 June 2015.

DainXB - GM
 GM, 1114 posts
Sun 14 Jun 2015
at 18:52
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
The Mwng spins it's halberd like a propeller, deflecting the stalactite and sending it flying into the cavern wall. Gravel sprays in all directions from the impact!

[OOC: Nereid is up! Then the bad guys go.]
Nereid
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Mon 15 Jun 2015
at 00:29
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 56):

Nereid knows she is physically outmatched by the demon...but she doesn't have to beat the monster...she just needs to help Todd best the demon.

The lithe suffer dives at the demon's knees with a sliding kick.

OOC: prowess 6
20:28, Today: Nereid rolled -1 using 2d6-7. Kick.

Effort 5, strength 3

DainXB - GM
 GM, 1116 posts
Thu 18 Jun 2015
at 23:15
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Nereid:
[OOC: Do you have Determination to spend? Otherwise, that's a miss.]