E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd.   Posted by DainXB - GM.Group: 0
Nereid
 player, 303 posts
 Determination:02/03
 Stamina 8/8
Sun 21 Jun 2015
at 02:49
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 58):


I have 2 points...and it is worth spending them to hit , I know I won't hurt the demon..much
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1118 posts
Sun 21 Jun 2015
at 06:18
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Nereid:
[OOC: It costs 2 Determination to turn that roll into a hit.]
Surging out of the water, you slide low beneath the spinning halberd, and take the Mwng's knees out from under it! With a sudden roar of surprise, it crumples!

You're in the thick of it now! The second Mwng that Todd had been fighting--the one bleeding from both ears--flips it's halberd tip-downward, and tries to spear you like a fisherman spearing a fish!

[OOC: Defend against a Difficulty of 7. The halberd does 5 Stamina on a hit!]

Todd:
The demon that Nereid just took down struggles to its hairy, splay-toed feet and hurls the halberd its holding like a spear--directly at your head!

[OOC: Defend against a Difficulty of 7. The halberd does 5 Stamina on a hit!]

Ian:
The third Mwng, the one that you had previously possessed, peers suspiciously into the pool and sweeps a clawed hand through the water, trying to sense if something is there that shouldn't be...

[OOC: Test Coordination (or Danger Sense) vs a Difficulty of 5 to stay unnoticed.]

[OOC: After everyone's defense rolls, you can all act in any order you choose!]
Todd
 player, 400 posts
 Determination: 2
 Stamina: 11
Sun 21 Jun 2015
at 08:45
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Remembering his advanced martial arts training Todd moves into the spear-catching form. He rolls his weight over his forward leg, pivots to the left,  and brings his hands over the top as the halberd passes by.

Perfect.

"Woah, Sensei, wish you were here to see that."

Todd then takes the halberd and spins it around his body, switching grip from hand to hand as he advances on the demon.

Then he sweeps it underneath the demon, planning to trip him, and use the halberd to pin him to the floor.

Evade: Prowess 6 + Martial Arts 2 + Roll 1 = 9.

Binding 6 + Roll -2 = 4. Bugger.

DainXB - GM
 GM, 1120 posts
Mon 22 Jun 2015
at 01:07
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd:
Mwngs are agile, despite their bulk. The demon leaps, pulling it's knees up to it's chin as the halberd sweeps beneath it! It lands, growling, and snatching for it's weapon. "那武器是我的, 朋克!"

[OOC: Ian and Nereid defend and act, in any order you choose.]
Nereid
 player, 304 posts
 Determination:00/03
 Stamina 8/8
Thu 25 Jun 2015
at 14:19
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 62):

OOC: Evade, prowess 6

10:12, Thu 25 June 2015: Nereid rolled 2 using 2d6-7 ((6,3)).

8 all is well for the moment

And now for the attack.

Willpower 5 , Emotion control 3


10:14, Thu 25 June 2015: Nereid rolled -2 using 2d6-7 ((1,4)).

So 3 effort isn't gonna cut it ... And I a, all out of determination



Nereid rolls away from the nasty blade and as she comes to a fight stance , she begins to sing a song that sounds like something tortured souls would sing.

I dunno if you can feel fear....but let's find out she thinks to herself (and accidentally to Ian and Todd...cause interior monologues are shared when you are mentally linked with people)
Amm-Fibian
 player, 444 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 1
Thu 25 Jun 2015
at 20:52
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
OOC: Amm-Fibian rolled 3,5 using d6,d6
-2 + 6 (Danger Sense) = 4
Failed to avoid notice!


As the demon notices him, Amm-Fibian fires the TUNA at his face.

OOC: Amm-Fibian rolled 1,1 using d6,d6
0 + 6 Possession = 6

DainXB - GM
 GM, 1122 posts
Thu 25 Jun 2015
at 22:03
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Ian:
It's as cramped in here as you remember. The Mwng's brain seems barely complex enough to be sentient. It's peripheral nervous system, on the other hand, is excellent. You can smell Todd's sweat, Nereid's fear, and the demon blood of the other two Mwng. It smells... delicious.

Todd:
The demon in front of you wants his pole-arm back. Yellow claws grab at the weapon, blindingly fast!

[OOC: Defend against a Difficulty of 7 to keep hold of the weapon.]

Nereid:
[OOC: I have been remiss: As soon as you saw the underground pagoda, I should have Compelled "Surfing Archaeologist". This place represents a treasure trove of information about the influences of these "demons" on ancient Chinese culture. Gain 1 Determination if you decide that you just have to get inside there and check it out...]

Oh, and the Mwng with the bleeding ears problem is more angry than afraid. It lunges at you, claws extended!

[OOC: Defend against a Difficulty of 7. It does 5 Stamina on a hit!]

[OOC: Todd and Nereid defend, then anyone can go in any order!]
Todd
 player, 401 posts
 Determination: 2
 Stamina: 11
Fri 26 Jun 2015
at 00:48
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
The Mwng moves with blinding speed, snatching the halberd back before Todd has time to react.

"Aw, maaaan!" Todd says with a whine.

Prowess 6 + Martial Arts 2 + Roll -2 = 6.
Nereid
 player, 305 posts
 Determination:00/03
 Stamina 8/8
Tue 30 Jun 2015
at 02:14
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
In reply to Todd (msg # 66):

Prowess 6


22:07, Mon 29 June 2015: Nereid rolled 3 using 2d6-7 ((4,6)).


9 Defended well.


Nereid rolls away and begins to back toward the pagoda

Man....I just want to take a moment to actually read those glyphs...i bet they have a clue about these  "demons"

She sends a telpathic message

Guys, I think I can't put punch these guys but maybe this place has a clue on how we can defeat them or maybe...heck I dunno...just know I'm not running away...I'm just running to a new location to change the approach

and with that she carefully moves to enter the pagoda
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1126 posts
Thu 2 Jul 2015
at 14:34
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Nereid:
The pagoda is lit from within by flickering green light, and as you approach you realize that it isn't a free-standing building at all. Its carved from the stone wall of the cavern, like an elaborate false front to cave chambers within.

Creeping up to it, along the side of one of the decorative fountains, you can see that wide steps with shallow treads lead up to the entrance. The carved doorway is guarded by a pair of foo dogs the size of Shetland ponies. They're both listlessly sniffing the air.

[OOC: Test Coordination vs a Difficulty of 5 to sneak past.]

Ian:
As Nereid rolls away from bloody-ears, the Mwng lunges toward her. Its path will take it within easy reach of your new host's claws as it tries to reach the archaeologist...

Todd:
Smug about how easily it seized the weapon back, your opponent grins, baring three-inch fangs dripping with thick saliva, and spins the halberd in a quick flourish ending with it couched beneath one hairy armpit. "现在,你是我的!" it snarls. It's free hand comes up and makes the universal "bring it" gesture, inviting you to charge and impale yourself.

[OOC: Nereid sneaks, then Todd and Ian can go in any order.]
Nereid
 player, 306 posts
 Determination:01/03
 Stamina 8/8
Fri 3 Jul 2015
at 16:46
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 68):

OOC: Coordination 4


12:44, Fri 03 July 2015: Nereid rolled -1 using 2d6-7 ((2,4)).


Effort 3 , Oh boy...

DainXB - GM
 GM, 1128 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2015
at 23:45
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Nereid:
"Whufff..." Snort!

"Grrrrrr..."

You're at the top of the steps, creeping through the shadow of the carved balustrade, before they notice your scent. Then the one on the left looks directly at your hiding place, and you realize that you're not hidden at all. Then it leaps! Three hundred pounds of muscular lion/canine slams into you!

[OOC: Defend vs Prowess 5. It's not trying to hurt you--yet. It's just trying to pin you down under it's weight.]


[OOC: Todd and Ian can go in any order.]
Todd
 player, 402 posts
 Determination: 2
 Stamina: 11
Sun 5 Jul 2015
at 12:44
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd frowns. "Sure, why not?"

He leaps forward, swinging a haymaker.

Prowess 6 + Martial 2 Arts + Roll 0 = 8.
Amm-Fibian
 player, 445 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 1
Sun 5 Jul 2015
at 20:34
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Ian flails wildly at the demon, poking himself in the eye as he does so, and then tripping a little over his own feet.

OOC: Amm-Fibian rolled 1,4 using d6,d6
Prowess 3 + roll (-3) = 0

DainXB - GM
 GM, 1129 posts
Sun 5 Jul 2015
at 21:29
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd:
The halberd comes up, but your fist drives through the wooden shaft, splintering it like a sapling, and connects with the Mwng's chin! The demon goes flying, arcing up... and then down... to collapse in a heap near the cavern wall. It's definitely down for the count.

Ian:
[OOC: I'll give you the Mwng's ungainly Prowess of 5, since you're using it's body. Total: 2.]

In tripping over your own weirdly un-fin-like feet, you tangle them with those of the Mwng with blood matting it's ear-hair. Bloody-ears gets to the ground first, breaking your fall. You clamber to your feet, but bloody-ears does not. It appears to be very unconscious.

[OOC: Even a Marginal Success can deliver the 1 Stun that one had left. :) It's been staggering around with 1 Stun since Todd's boot-to-the-head attack.]

Now all you have to do is convince Todd that you're not just another target. Perhaps he will remember the similar tactics you employed in Zhang Jue's sanctum sanctorum.

[OOC: Nereid defends against the Foo Dog, then anyone can go in any order!]
Nereid
 player, 307 posts
 Determination:01/03
 Stamina 8/8
Mon 6 Jul 2015
at 02:04
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 73):

OOC : Defend , Prowess 6

22:00, Sun 05 July 2015: Nereid rolled 3 using 2d6-7 ((4,6)).

So 9, Hooray


Nereid slips away from the demon and tries to put distance between her and the demon
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1130 posts
Mon 6 Jul 2015
at 03:03
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Nereid:
Your reaction is so swift you not only dodge the Foo Dog that leaped at you, you slip past it's mate!

[OOC: Are you running past the Foo Dogs and into the pagoda, or back toward "safety"?]

[OOC: Anyone can go in any order!]
Nereid
 player, 308 posts
 Determination:01/03
 Stamina 8/8
Thu 9 Jul 2015
at 03:00
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 75):

OOC: safety is for people with common sense...and a woman with common sense wouldn't wear a surfing outfit and fight demons. So into the pagoda!
Todd
 player, 403 posts
 Determination: 2
 Stamina: 11
Thu 9 Jul 2015
at 08:29
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd cracks his neck and advances on the remaining demon, intending to do violence, not realising it's possessed by Amm-Fibian...
Amm-Fibian
 player, 446 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 1
Sat 11 Jul 2015
at 09:18
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
"Todd, it is your friend Amm-Fibian."

Ian does a little dance.

"See. No Punchies"
Todd
 player, 404 posts
 Determination: 2
 Stamina: 11
Sun 12 Jul 2015
at 03:35
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd frowns. "Someday you're gonna do that, and I'm gonna smack the poojies out of you."

"So - don't suppose you noticed where Nereid went?"
Amm-Fibian
 player, 447 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 1
Mon 13 Jul 2015
at 09:42
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
"Poojies? Is that some new street slang the human kids are using? ... And no, but she was just here a moment ago."
Todd
 player, 405 posts
 Determination: 2
 Stamina: 11
Tue 14 Jul 2015
at 12:29
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
"Huh. Better start looking," Todd says.

He wanders off in the direction he last saw her, and shouts "NEREID?!?"
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1132 posts
Tue 14 Jul 2015
at 21:31
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Nereid:
The foo dogs lose interest in you as soon as you are through the doorway. Their orders must be very specific...

Inside the pagoda entrance you find a broad tiled floor, with a balustrade surrounding a central, square opening. Broad stone stairs with shallow treads descend on either side, lit by ornate bronze dragon-sculptures breathing jets of green fire.

More green light comes from below, shining up through the wide square opening. Below is a vermillion-and-gold throne room, it's floor carved from pure jade. Rows of ancient armor, carefully gilded, line a wide aisle leading to a raised dais concealed behind a folding filigree screen also carved from pure jade. Somewhere below, drums and chimes provide musical accompaniment to your stealthy approach.

Todd:
A short way ahead, on the steps leading up to the pagoda-like structure carved into the cavern's back wall, a pair of foo dogs become distracted from whatever they're currently trying to pounce on, and prick their ears in your direction, baring ivory-white teeth.

Ian:
Your current host body's sense of smell is quite extraordinary--and blissfully the Mwng is nose-blind to its own horrid stench. You can smell the animal scent of the foo dogs, Todd's sweat, and a wisp of Nereid's perfume. That wisp leads toward the pagoda-structure... You are positive that you could track her by scent in this body!

[OOC: Anyone can go in any order, as long as we are (temporarily) out of combat.]
Todd
 player, 406 posts
 Determination: 2
 Stamina: 11
Wed 15 Jul 2015
at 01:56
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
"Awwwww," Todd moans. "Not again."

He gives Ian a sidelong glance. "Wonder if they'll give you a free pass. If so, what if you'r carrying me?

"I mean, I like beating on monster dogs as much as the next guy, but seriously, enough is enough."