ACT ONE: FIRST CONTACT - Xandar Ruins.   Posted by Watcher.Group: 0
Watcher
 GM, 160 posts
Thu 11 Feb 2016
at 12:07
ACT ONE: FIRST CONTACT - Xandar Ruins
The Xandar Cluster lies in ruins, the various pieces of the Cluster trapped in decaying orbits which will end with a plunge into one of the Tranta system's stars.  The largest portion, the remains of the Habitat Cluster slowly drifts farther from the suns resulting in HAZARDOUS WINTRY CONDITIONS.  To further add to the dangers, the sustained bombardment has left SHATTERED AND BROKEN TERRAIN that will further hamper any search efforts.  Despite that, bands of the alien invaders left behind are searching the ruins for BANDS OF SURVIVORS in addition to something else.  Strong enough to cut through even the lingering communications interference, the signal sent to the Nova Corps helms provides a slight location fix.

[OOC:  As always, Scene Distinctions are in BLUE.  You all have access to a Location Fix d4 asset.  Raising this asset past d12 will reveal the source of the signal.  However, you'll be opposed by the Doom Pool and the Communications Blackout d8 complication.]

Next Action:  Gamora

Gamora
 player, 84 posts
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 01:53
ACT ONE: FIRST CONTACT - Xandar Ruins
Gamora smiles at Lyja's desire to get back at the bugs. She felt the same way. She takes her helmet off and holds it up towards Lyja then Kl'rt. "This das't thing is beeping. Yours too? Some kind of distress signal?" She brusquely sits down at a terminal next to Rocket and pulls up a 3D schematic of what's left of the Xandar section they're hovering near. Perusing the map with an eye trained in finding stuff nobody wanted found, she tries to determine the best place to hide something valuable. The scattered and broken terrain makes it difficult to make out the layout before the Wave came and decimated everything.

[Team d8, scattered broken terrain d4+1PP, enhanced senses d8, covert master 2d8, Location Fix d4
19:48, Today: Gamora rolled 7,11 using 2d4,4d8 with rolls of 3,4,5,3,1,2.  increase location fix.

9/d8/1opp <-- going to assume that'll fail.]


She slams a hand on the console. "Das't all, I can't make out anything because of those flarking bugs!" She turns to Rocket and holds out the Nova helmet, "Look, I know you want to get out of here, but do you think you could rig up something to triangulate the signal? We've got three helmets." she asks hopefully.

Next: Rocket
Rocket Raccoon
 player, 60 posts
 No thing like me, but me!
 PP=4, Stress P:, E: d6 M:
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 02:52
ACT ONE: FIRST CONTACT - Xandar Ruins
Rocket makes sure to get Drax alone at some point before everyone votes to find out what the Annihilation bugs are doing. "Listen...we did not spring ya out of the goodness of our hearts, ok? You want Thanos gone, and Groot wants the same thing. At some point when we get out of this mess-I expect you to pay us back by helping track down Thanos and put an end to that freak once and for all, deal?" He keeps his voice low, as he certainly does not want Gamora to hear that.


He smells Gamora coming over, and he grumbles extra loud. "What? What? I'm busy!" He grumbles as she hands over the helmets and explains her idea. "Fine, fine, fine! Let's see what these Xandarian buckets can do. Most likely best to used to cook food with..." He grumbled, and began to hook up each helmet to the ship's sensors. Then using his ship remote to run various processes-however, the weather conditions where making it very difficult...

OOC-Trying to boost location fix

Team-d8
HAZARDOUS WINTERY CONDITIONS-d4 (+1 PP)
Senses-d10
SFX-Focus to boost senses
Tech-d10
Ship remote resource-d8

Total=14, Effect die-d8

21:29, Today: Rocket Raccoon rolled 4,1,8,6,1 using d8,d4,d10,d10,d8 with rolls of 4,1,8,6,1.  Location fix.

Next up, Groot

Groot
 player, 26 posts
 I AM GROOT!
 PP=2, Stress: P:0/M:0/E:0
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 03:01
ACT ONE: FIRST CONTACT - Xandar Ruins
Groot sent a few spores into the ground, trying to get some information or knowledge from the local plant life. However, he was still weakened from what he had done to the enemy fleet-and he was not making much headway...

OOC-Location fix.

Team-d8
SHATTERED AND BROKEN TERRAIN-d4 (+1 PP)
Plant control-d10
SFX-Sprawling Branches to boost plant control
Science-d8

Total-12, effect die-d4

21:56, Today: Groot rolled 7,1,5,1 using d8,d4,d10,d8 with rolls of 7,1,5,1.  Location fix.

Next up, Drax


Watcher
 GM, 162 posts
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 11:59
ACT ONE: FIRST CONTACT - Xandar Ruins
Gamora has no luck with a single helmet as the signal is still too weak for detection purposes.

Dice Pool:

Doom Pool 5d6, 5d8, Communications Blackout d8

Watcher rolled 23,21,4 using 5d6,5d8,d8 ((6,5,1,5,6,7,3,3,5,3, 4)).

Total:  13.  d8 Effect Die.  1 Opportunity.


By hooking the multiple helms into the transport's sensors, Rocket is able to boost the signal enough to tell that it is a locator beacon.  It is unlikely that the aliens have been able to detect it as the signal works on a frequency that is "hard-wired" into the helm's circuitry.


Dice Pool:

Doom Pool 5d6, 5d8, Communications Blackout d8

Today: Watcher rolled 19,21,3 using 5d6,5d8,d8 ((5,6,6,1,1,1,5,5,2,8, 3))

Total:  14.  d8 Effect Die.  3 Opportunities.

Rocket increases asst to Location Fix d8.



Groot quickly discovers that the habitat cluster is...or was...an artificially sustained environment, a result of it previous destruction and re-construction numerous times.  Most of the plant life has either been killed by the wintry conditions or was "clone" and too primitive for Groot's attempts.

Dice Pool:

Doom Pool 5d6, 5d8, Communications Blackout d8

Today: Watcher rolled 13,17,8 using 5d6,5d8,d8 ((1,2,5,1,4,1,2,4,7,3, 8)).

Total:  15.  d8 Effect Die.  3 Opportunities.

Next Action:  Drax


Drax the Destroyer
 player, 16 posts
Sat 13 Feb 2016
at 01:06
ACT ONE: FIRST CONTACT - Xandar Ruins
Before Drax can respond to Rocket, the furry being has turned away. Not that Drax had much to say anyway: His vendetta against the tyrant Thanos is not a secret and for these creatures to help him destroy the tyrant, it could be them helping him, not the other way around. But there is no reason to advertise this fact when there are other tasks to accomplish, ones that must lead to Thanos.

Drax turns to join in the concentration of the collective group. His specialty is destruction, not searching, and certainly not searching for something that is not even known, but perhaps his view can bring a new perspective. He leans in to look over the same maps and holograms.

Attempt to increase Location Fix d8:
Team    d8
Single-Minded    d8
Thanos Is My Destiny: Cosmic Senses    d10
Cosmic Expert d8

Drax the Destroyer rolled 5,5,10,8 using d8,d8,d10,d8 ((5,5,10,8)).

Total: 18, Effect: d8

Status: PS: 00 ES: 00 MS: 00 PP: 2  XP 00

Next Action: Super-Skrull

Watcher
 GM, 163 posts
Sat 13 Feb 2016
at 14:15
ACT ONE: FIRST CONTACT - Xandar Ruins
Drax's insight helps somewhat in narrowing down the search parameters and you're close to locating the source of the signal...

Dice Pool

Doom Pool 5d6, 5d8, Communications Blackout d8

 Today: Watcher rolled 12,26,2 using 5d6,5d8,d8 ((1,1,3,2,5,7,5,5,1,8, 2))

Total:  15.  d8 Effect Die.  3 Opportunities.

I'll allow SFX: Thanos Is My Destiny because if it is the Worldmind sending out a distress beacon it likely has some idea of where Thanos may be or what he is up to.

Asset is increased to Location Fix d8

Next Action:  Super-Skrull

Super-Skrull
 player, 43 posts
 PP=0, Stress P:, E: M:
Sat 13 Feb 2016
at 16:19
ACT ONE: FIRST CONTACT - Xandar Ruins
Kl'rt grins at Rocket, "Such a clever pet. Perhaps a clearer picture of what you are looking at?" He moves to put his head back into his helmet altering its shape and size as needed, calling out for the Worldmind as he did before. Then he turns to Rocket, "Allow me to guide you." And his eyes shine as he uses his trump card to guide Rockets work.


OOC:
d8, Team, d8 Sneak Son of a Schma'ag Old Warhorse, d8 Mind Control, d8 Tech Expert, d8 Location Fix

15 / d8 / 1 opp -1 pp to keep a extra die to add to the total.

 If successful giving that d8 to Rocket as Kl'rt nudges him when the signal seems to increase.
I'm imagining it like having a second set of ears while you are turning the tumbler on a safe.

11:16, Today: Super-Skrull rolled 19 using 5d8 with rolls of 3,5,5,5,1.  supporting the lower lifeform.