E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd.   Posted by DainXB - GM.Group: 0
Amm-Fibian
 player, 458 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 1
Wed 19 Aug 2015
at 23:09
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
OOC: Amm-Fibian rolled 4,5 using d6,d6
-1 + 6 possession = 5 (Success)


Ian shakes his head and says to the Empress, "Thanks, you have saved me from that intruder!"
He reaches out the box to her, then tosses it into the air over her head, ducking around her and trying to catch it on the other side so he can run with it towards the pool.

OOC: Would I be able to use the demons physical abilities to make this duck and run roll? OR, could I roll Intellect instead for the fakeout?

This message was last edited by the player at 23:10, Wed 19 Aug 2015.

Nereid
 player, 313 posts
 Determination:01/03
 Stamina 8/8
Thu 20 Aug 2015
at 00:18
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
DainXB - GM:
Nereid:
The Golden Guard seem willing to take you up on that challenge! Halberds leveled, they rush you! Piling on like that, only four can get to you at any one time...

[OOC: Defend against 4 attacks, each Difficulty 5. The halberds do 4 Stamina on a hit.]



OOC: Prowess 6


20:12, Today: Nereid rolled 2 using 2d6-7. attack 4.EFFORT 8
20:12, Today: Nereid rolled 1 using 2d6-7. attack 3. EFFORT 7
20:12, Today: Nereid rolled -1 using 2d6-7. attack 2.  EFFORT 5
20:12, Today: Nereid rolled 2 using 2d6-7. attack 1..EFFORT 8

Now is the tie a "glancing blow" or do I take the full 4 Stamina?


Nereid dances around the halberd's with grace and style...until one smacks her in the thigh.

OUCH!...You know I thought you lemons were more honorable...four on one shame on you

and with hat she attempts a roundhouse kick to the head of the one that just hit her/

OOC: Prowess 6, Strength 3

20:18, Today: Nereid rolled 2 using 2d6-7. Smack

EFFORT 8, EFFECT 3

Todd
 player, 411 posts
 Determination: 1
 Stamina: 11-4=7
Thu 20 Aug 2015
at 12:32
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd swings his right forearm into Blood Shark's head, deflecting his bite, then swings in the opposite direction, grabbing Whispering Dream's extended finger.

Prowess 6 + Martial Arts 2 + Roll 0 = 8, then Prowess 6 + Martial Arts 2 + Roll 4 = 12.

The second one is a major success. Can I humbly request a bonus that grabbing the SOB's finger keeps him materialised enough to beat the snot out off (at least while I'm holding it)?

DainXB - GM
 GM, 1151 posts
Sat 22 Aug 2015
at 07:31
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Ian:
Watching NBA basketball with Detective Smith pays off at last!

[OOC: It's all physics; Amm-Fib'ian can calculate the arc of that throw in his sleep. As for the attempt to fake out the Empress of Demons; test Intellect vs her Awareness of 6.]

Nereid:
[OOC: Take 2 Stamina for the glancing blow.]

You have also discovered that the Golden Guard armor is real gold--and about as protective as tissue paper. The demon topples backward, his chestplate showing a foot-shaped dent. The other demons crowd around, but are suddenly less-than-anxious to close with you.

Zhang Jue, on the other hand, is not at all reluctant! "Worthless minions! This is how you fight!" She snarls, and brings her hands together in front of her, at waist height. "大過! Hexagram 28--Critical Mass!" Heedless of the clustered demons beyond you, she launches a vortex of spiraling winds from her cupped palms!

[OOC: Test Coordination against a Difficulty of 7; her wind-blast does 7 Stamina on a hit!]

Todd:
[OOC: Just don't let his fingernails touch your skin! (Or anybody else's...) Other than that, sure: You have a "Bound To This Dimension" Quality imposed on him.]

Blood Shark's jaws clamp on empty air, and Whispering Dream issues a surprised grunt as you grab his finger and he comes to an abrupt halt in mid-air! In that frozen moment, Blood Shark spins back toward you, pointed teeth spread so impossibly wide that you can see all the way down his throat. He obviously intends to put your head down there...

[OOC: Test Prowess vs a Difficulty of 6. 4 Stamina if he connects.]

[OOC: Ian fakes, Nereid and Todd defend, then you can go in any order!]
Amm-Fibian
 player, 459 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 1
Sun 23 Aug 2015
at 08:15
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
OOC: I'm not sure this dice roller is capable of rolling a high number before a low one!  :P
Anyhow,
Amm-Fibian rolled 3,6 using d6,d6
-3 + 9 Intellect = 6
A Tie! What happens on a tie?

DainXB - GM
 GM, 1153 posts
Sun 23 Aug 2015
at 13:18
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Ian:
[OOC: Ties are a Marginal Success. The action barely succeeds, the effect is halved--and if the effect was rated 1, it rounds down to 0 and fails. In this case, you're attempting a Maneuver to create and use a Quality on the Empress "Believes You Are Hers Again". Moderate Success means you create it, but get no free uses. To use the Quality costs you 1 Determination.]

It's crowded there in the tiny brainpan of the Mwng, there are only so many neurons; you're talking in ancient Chinese, calculating the trajectory of the box, keeeping your host's feet (both of which appear to be left feet) under it as it dodges around the Feather Empress... it's all very taxing for the T.U.N.A.

As you make the catch and sprint for the ramp, her eyes narrow sharply. It occurs to you that perhaps you should have said "Thank you, 聖上*..."

*"Holy and Exalted One", the traditional honorific of Chinese Empresses. Failure to use it often leads to 龍顏大怒! - "The Empress is Furious!"

[OOC: Nereid and Todd defend, then you can alll go in any order!]
Todd
 player, 412 posts
 Determination: 1
 Stamina: 11-4=7
Mon 24 Aug 2015
at 07:25
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
I didn't get an attack after my last defense. So can I propose:

I spend a Determination as a stunt to combine attack and defense, using the newly-bound-to-this-dimension Whispering Dream as a jaw stuffer (a success on the defence roll = a successful hit on Whispering Dream), followed by a normal attack on Blood Shark?

DainXB - GM
 GM, 1154 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2015
at 06:20
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd:
[OOC: You got an action, rather than an attack; you grabbed Whispering Dream's deadly finger. After that, I was waiting for a combo. :)
Instead of rolling to defend normally, spend 1 Determination and tag a Quality for a Strength Stunt to hit your opponents with each other. Test Strength, and use your free tag on "Bound to this Dimension" to shove Whispering Dream into Blood Shark's mouth, Dim Mak charged fingernail first. If you succeed, they'll each do their damage to one another. If not, they at least don't do damage to you.]

Todd
 player, 413 posts
 Determination: 0
 Stamina: 11-4=7
Wed 26 Aug 2015
at 12:16
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
You got it. Spending my last determination, invoking Peak Physical Perfection.

Despite the stress and fatigue, Todd's movements feel effortless and flawless. He steps back, Shifting his weight under Whispering Dream's elevated body, and snaps him down directly into Blood Shark's maw.

Prowess 6 + Martial Arts 2 + Roll 3 = 11. Whoop whoop whoop!

This message was last edited by the player at 12:17, Wed 26 Aug 2015.

Nereid
 player, 314 posts
 Determination:01/03
 Stamina 6/8
Fri 28 Aug 2015
at 12:38
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
In reply to Todd (msg # 117):

Nereid makes a mighty leap and tumbles in the air as the whirlwind rages beneath her.

Landing she confronts Zhange Jue

Listen witch....I've had about enough of you. I've never believed that  violence solves anything. But you are the exception to that rule, sister.

And with that she springs into a flying kick.

OOC: unleashing a little martial arts action of my own

First the defense Coordination 4
08:27, Today: Nereid rolled 4 using 2d6-7.  Dodge the whirlwind.  8 effort

And the offense, Prowess 6 , strength 3
08:29, Today: Nereid rolled 3 using 2d6-7.  Kick to the face. 9 effort, 3 effect

Amm-Fibian
 player, 460 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 1
Sat 29 Aug 2015
at 06:48
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Ian flings the box into the water, transferring back to his own body, and swimming away with it!
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1156 posts
Sun 30 Aug 2015
at 05:10
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd:
Blood Shark's jaws snap shut on Whispering Dream, who hisses in pain. Still, Blood Shark seems to have gotten the worst of the encounter--his skin goes gray and his fishlike eyes take on a very fishy sheen; the kind you've seen on three-day-old fishheads. Suddenly you're holding up most of Blood Shark's weight as he collapses against you.

"Worthless lackey!" You're not sure if Whispering Dream is talking to you or to Blood Shark. "Unhand me, gwailo cur!" Oh; definitely you. He struggles against your grip.

[OOC Test Strength vs a Difficulty of 4 to keep hold of Whispering Dream. Test Strength vs a Difficulty of 6 to support Blood Shark's weight (if you want).]

Nereid:
Zhang Jue's hair comes loose from it's enameled pins as your foot slams into her face! She reels backward, eyes rolling up, and flops gracelessly to the floor as you stick the landing from your flying kick!
[OOC: She wasn't fully recovered from her encounters with Todd earlier. Busy day finally caught up to her. :)]

Of course, that leaves you facing the Feather Empress, and the ranks of her Golden Guard! "Meddling intruders! You dare to steal Zhang Jue's gift from me? The power within that artifact will sustain me for a century!" Her eyes flash with green and gold sparks and her hands begin to glow with turquoise light. "Return it at once, or I shall consume your lives instead!" She lunges toward you, one glowing hand reaching for your forehead!

[OOC: Test Prowess vs a Difficulty of 6, or suffer 8 Stamina of energy drain!]

Ian:
As you pass through the disorienting interface between the Feather Empress' cavern and the rocky grotto at the shore of Tung Lung Chau, you can once again taste the nasty undercurrent of diesel fuel in the waters of Victoria Bay. Detective Jones and Agent Kwai-Pun's harbor patrol boat can't be far away... And your demonic former host may not be far behind!

[OOC: Todd & Nereid defend, then anyone can go in any order!]
Todd
 player, 414 posts
 Determination: 0
 Stamina: 11-4=7
Mon 31 Aug 2015
at 11:47
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd's response to Whipering Dream's attempts to free himself is to - giggle.

"Seriously, dude? You're gonna try to overpower me? Heheheh."

Holding Whispering Dream is simple enough, but wiping tears from his eyes with the back of his hand is too much. He loses his grip on Blood Shark, who toppled to the floor.

Strength 8 + Roll +1 = 9. Yippee!

Strength 8 + Roll -3 = 5. Oops.

I'll wait for Nereid's defence before taking my action.

Nereid
 player, 315 posts
 Determination:01/03
 Stamina 6/8
Tue 1 Sep 2015
at 02:16
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 120):

OOC:
22:15, Today: Nereid rolled -5 using 2d6-7.  Resist the demon drain.

Prowess 6

Effort 1

Yikes! and Nereid goes nighty-night

DainXB - GM
 GM, 1157 posts
Tue 1 Sep 2015
at 03:43
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Turquoise light shimmers between Nereid's forehead and the Empress' palm--and Nereid falls to the floor in a faint!

[OOC: Todd to the rescue?]

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:44, Tue 01 Sept 2015.

Amm-Fibian
 player, 461 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 1
Wed 2 Sep 2015
at 11:18
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Amm-Fibian pushes on towards Detective Jones ship, wondering how his teammates are faring.
"Where is my dolphin friend when I need him?"
Todd
 player, 415 posts
 Determination: 0
 Stamina: 11-4=7
Thu 3 Sep 2015
at 05:49
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Nereid's collapse cuts Todd's giggling fit is short.

"Hang loose, Ghost Guy. This is gonna hurt."

Eyes narrowed he leaps towards the Feather Empress, swinging Whispering Dream like a club at her head.

Given the zero balance in my Determination pool I expect I can only do damage to one of them. Whispering Dream seems the logical choice for dramatic impact.

Prowess 6 + Acrobatics 1 + Roll -1 = 6. So-so.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1158 posts
Sun 6 Sep 2015
at 07:38
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd:
Whispering Dream isn't in much of a position to defend himself at this point. Turquoise light flares around the Empress as you strike her with him--and he goes limp in your hand!

The Empress, barely hampered by the enormous feather train of her formal court dress, spins to face you, long-nailed hands raised and shimmering with green fire--distinctly different than the turquoise glow she used on Nereid!

[OOC: Test Coordination vs a Difficulty of 6. On a miss we discover what this power does to you!]

Nereid:
[Roll 2d6 to determine how many pages before you come to. Or, you can spend 1 Determination, tag an appropriate Quality, and Recover. You get the higher of your Strength or Willpower in Stamina back immediately.]

Ian:
The MIB vessel is standing just off-shore of the island, as close as they dare to come to the rocks. Detective Jones is scanning the shoreline with binoculars, looking for any sign of activity, when he spots you in the water. "Ian! What's happening down there? We lost contact with Nereid right after she and Todd went inside."

[OOC: Anyone can act in any order.]
Nereid
 player, 316 posts
 Determination:01/03
 Stamina 0/8
Wed 9 Sep 2015
at 19:42
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
DainXB - GM:
Nereid:
[Roll 2d6 to determine how many pages before you come to. Or, you can spend 1 Determination, tag an appropriate Quality, and Recover. You get the higher of your Strength or Willpower in Stamina back immediately.]



OOC: gonna spend that determination tagging the aspect " This magic amulet is both a blessing and a curse" (Which was the complication weirdness magnet under the old rules and changed up for new way Aspects work) and regain 5 Stamina

As Nereid begins to slip out of consciousness the Amulet glows and she hears the song of the sirens. But this song doesn't cloud her mind but gives her clarity and strength


OOC: Stamina now 5, Determination 0
Todd
 player, 416 posts
 Determination: 0
 Stamina: 11-4=7
Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 04:43
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd rapidly attempts to backflip out of the way. He's not sure what the green fire does, and is keen not to find out.

Things don't work out quite as well as he'd like.

Co-ord 6 + Acro 1 + Roll -1 = 6. So close. So close.

Amm-Fibian
 player, 462 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 1
Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 06:37
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Amm-Fibian swims as quickly as he can to the boat.
"I have the item of importance here, but Todd and Nereid would probably appreciate being relieved of distraction duty."
DainXB - GM
 GM, 1160 posts
Sun 13 Sep 2015
at 09:29
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd:
Radiating waves of green fire brush over your body, and you feel... normal. The bad kind of normal; the way you used to feel, before your meditation linked you to μ-90 and turned you into the Man of the Future. All the action, punching, and heavy lifting of the past day catch up to you at once and your muscles cramp with fatigue.

[She gets a Marginal Effect, so her power only has 1/2 it's effect. Lucky you! Two points of each of your Powers (including your superhuman Strength) are Nullified. They return at a rate of 1 point per Page--presuming that she doesn't hit you again.]

Ian:
Detective Jones accepts the box from your web-fingered hands. "This is what all this is about? I figured it'd be bigger..." He turns to Agent Kwai-Pun and the ship's captain. "Forget the rocks! Get us closer to shore; we need to get in there and get those two out!" Behind him, the Hong Kong MIB strike team are readying their weapons.

Agent Kwai-Pun leans over the rail to address you. "How is the visibility below? Can you guide us safely to shore?"

[OOC: Test Intellect vs a Difficulty of 8 to find a path between the sharp rocks that won't intersect with the boat's hull.]

Nereid:
As the Feather Empress' attack affects Todd, you can see Blood Shark disentangling himself from the unconscious Whispering Dream, and staring hard at Todd's back with the blank doll's eyes of a shark!

[OOC: Nereid is up!]
Amm-Fibian
 player, 463 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 1
Mon 14 Sep 2015
at 00:20
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
OOC: Amm-Fibian rolled 3,5 using d6,d6
-2 + 9 Int = 7
Failure unless Investigation comes into play.


Amm-Fibian attempts to lead the way and then stops, not seeing a passage for the boat.
"You may have to swim in, the entrance is underwater anyway."
Todd
 player, 417 posts
 Determination: 0
 Stamina: 11-4=7
Tue 15 Sep 2015
at 07:41
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
Todd pauses, cracks his neck, stretches.

"Huh. I feel kind of normal and boring. This must be what it's like to be you."

The -2 is a great complication. Makes a nice change from simple damage. :)
Nereid
 player, 317 posts
 Determination:01/03
 Stamina 0/8
Wed 16 Sep 2015
at 14:21
Re: E5S11 - Tung Lung Chau - Ian, Nereid, Todd
In reply to Todd (msg # 132):

Nereid figures she can't really hurt the Blodd Shark but a solid kick to the midsection should give Todd time to react.

Prowess 6
Strength 3

10:20, Today: Nereid rolled 3 using 2d6-7.  Kick.

Effort 9