Stopping the Vortex.   Posted by Lion-Turtle.Group: 0
Lion-Turtle
 GM, 29 posts
 Creator
 Powerful Beyond Measure
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 01:10
Stopping the Vortex
The lone figure in the center of the vortex looks back as the arrow wizzes past his face. The vortex coming to a pinpoint on what appeared to be a shrine, but a shrine to what is unclear, as it has been desecrated by time and neglect.

The figure, a man with brown, unkempt hair and bloodshot eyes looks back to the group, and then his gaze centers on Lia. His eyes widen in horror as the  growling ithen  valley grows louder and more bestial.

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:32, Sun 09 July 2017.

Dali
 Predator at Heart, 10 posts
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 01:17
Stopping the Vortex
In reply to Lion-Turtle (msg # 15):

(ooc do we go in order from lia, xau, gi, then shi? or May i reply whenever?)
Aidan
 Lost Earthbender, 6 posts
 Orphaned
 Never knew parents
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 01:20
Stopping the Vortex
Seeing the huntress take shots at the Spiritbender, I understood what she was doing. Keeping him distracted, so we wouldn't have to deal with him as we fought off his army of dazed zombies. It was a good plan. I couldn't let her down. Get up and finish what you started, old man! You're not going to die here. Taking one last look around at the fallen enemies, assessing the situation... I stand, move forward to the center of them, drag my staff in an arc on the ground and push chi into my movements.

[OOC: I rolled a 9 on Commit Open Violence. I choose to be left open to their counterattack and add a tag.]

Large pillars erupt from the earth under the 6 prone enemies with lightning speed, and retract just as quickly, sending the enemies flying into the air and then crashing back to the ground - knocking them UNCONSCIOUS.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:30, Sun 09 July 2017.

Lion-Turtle
 GM, 30 posts
 Creator
 Powerful Beyond Measure
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 01:33
Stopping the Vortex
In reply to Dali (msg # 16):

[OOC:Whenever, just don't cut other players out from the story doing so :) ]
Mon Po
 Spiritual Prodigy, 13 posts
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 01:51
Stopping the Vortex
So much happening at once. It would be much better if i take a step back and come up with a plan. Using my flames as a launcher i get a better view of the battle field.
(OOC: i use Observe Carefully i rolled an 8. And i want to ask What do I need to do to be at an advantage here?)

This message was last edited by the player at 06:18, Mon 10 July 2017.

Lion-Turtle
 GM, 31 posts
 Creator
 Powerful Beyond Measure
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 02:08
Stopping the Vortex
In reply to Mon Po (msg # 19):

From your vantage point, you look over the battlefield and see that the people in the valley stopped moving when the Spiritbender got distracted. You're unsure, but he could be holding some sort of power over them that could be broken!
Aidan
 Lost Earthbender, 7 posts
 Orphaned
 Never knew parents
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 02:27
Stopping the Vortex
As the firebender blasts himself into the air, I move with intention toward the spiritbender (hoping he is distracted enough by the man flying above the canyon to allow me to gain a position on him). As I run toward the man, I wrap my steel staff around my waist like a belt with little effort, then jump - funneling massive amounts of chi into my fist as I do so - and punch the ground with as much force as possible when I land.

[I rolled an 8 on Move With Intention. I choose to add a tag to the environment.]

The earth quakes around me, emanating from my fist's point of impact. As I force chi into the earth, a DOME springs from the ground surrounding the two of us and plunging us into complete darkness. Using my vibration-sense, I could feel the spiritbender trembling. Whether it be due to fear or anger, I could not tell. You're in my world now. Your move.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:32, Sun 09 July 2017.

Lia
 Experienced Avatar, 4 posts
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 02:42
Stopping the Vortex
Lia tarts rushing to the vortex as the Spiritbender is covered by a dome. Keep him busy! I'm going to take care of the vortex from the Spirit World She rushes into the center of energy, then sits down to meditate,letting her spirit go into the other side.
Dali
 Predator at Heart, 11 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 05:43
Stopping the Vortex

As Gi fought off the enemies and Lia meditated, i kept running toward my original destination. Though a dome was now standing where that was. Where xai and that man were now in. You are always so brave. I stop right in front of the dome.
(ooc i roll for help. To help xai in his next roll. I roll an 8 giving xai +2 to his next move but get myself in trouble in the process.)
There must be something i can do?! I stand there, open to the world, looking up into the cloudy sky. I open my heart, my soul, to the universe that birthed me, to the universe that takes and gives, then to Xai. I hope the universe will heed my call. Luck is coming your way Xai. I close my eyes when i feel as if the Gods, that i now dont exist, were yanking and tearing strength and power from my body to Xai. But in doing so, while my eyes were closed and losing myself to the universe, an enemy closed in on me without my knowing.
Dali
 Predator at Heart, 12 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 05:45
Stopping the Vortex
(ooc im not very good with coming up with stuff. But we'll just have to deal, sorry guys :p)
Mon Po
 Spiritual Prodigy, 14 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 06:17
Stopping the Vortex
The people are being CONTROLLED! Xia must have to break the connection, i need to keep the enemys at bay.....

This message was last edited by the player at 06:41, Mon 10 July 2017.

Mon Po
 Spiritual Prodigy, 15 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 06:39
Stopping the Vortex
Well theres one way to do it....
(OOC: I roll for Move With Intention and got an 11. I choose Add an Environment Tag to the scene. And safe from imminent attack) Again useing my flames but this time as propulsion, i run thru the crowd while their distracted, and leap on top on of the dome! Then with a flying crane spin, and focusing large amounts of chi into my palms, I set the ground surrounding the dome and Shi ABLAZE.Hopefully, This will stop any interruptions. Now time to make sure Lia is OK. But one got in, and its after Shi, What can i do? I cant do both.....
Mon Po
 Spiritual Prodigy, 16 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 06:43
Stopping the Vortex
(OOC  i made up the flying crane spin XD)
Lion-Turtle
 GM, 33 posts
 Creator
 Powerful Beyond Measure
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 06:47
Stopping the Vortex
In reply to Aidan (msg # 21):

The spiritbender was enclosed in the dome with The master earthbender. He gazed at Xio in utter shock, as the sounds of flames raged outside.
ARE YOU PEOPLE INSANE?! YOU NEED TO GET THE AVATAR OUT OF HERE!
Lion-Turtle
 GM, 34 posts
 Creator
 Powerful Beyond Measure
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 06:52
Stopping the Vortex
The men and women in the valley started to recover from the shock, rising from the ground, going toward the Avatars team with a shaky gait. Shi becomes surrounded by a dozen people, who rush her at as one, fists flying.

(OOC: Characters should keep in mind that if they react TO something, it is the stand fast move!)
Aidan
 Lost Earthbender, 8 posts
 Orphaned
 Never knew parents
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 07:03
Stopping the Vortex
Feeling a sudden surge of power, I could somehow sense Shi outside of the dome lending me her strength. Thank you... I'll need it. Sensing the vibrations in the earth, I noted the spiritbender's location, then went in for the attack.

[OOC: I rolled a 7 on Commit Open Violence. I choose to take a disadvantageous position, and add a tag to the spiritbender.]

As I move in to strike, I take my staff from around my waist and extend it to its full length. Using the darkness and my vibration sense to my advantage, I sneak up behind the bender and slam my staff into his back - sending him flying into the wall of the dome. As he crumples to the ground, I wrap my steel bo-staff around his wrists in a sort of handcuff fashion, TRAPPING him. You will let these innocent people go, and stop the vortex. As he sits there catching his breath, recovering from the unexpected attack, I (feeling over-confident) turn my back to him and open a door-shaped hole in the dome directly in front of Shi. Thank you, huntress, for your help.

[OOC: Sorry for cutting you off, Linda. I was getting into the story, and forgot you were already heading his way.]
Lion-Turtle
 GM, 35 posts
 Creator
 Powerful Beyond Measure
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 22:25
Stopping the Vortex
In reply to Aidan (msg # 30):

As Xio, turns around, the spiritbender begins to mutter under his breath, and before Shi can warn Xio, a spectral hand reaches up from the earth and grabs Xios leg.
Aidan
 Lost Earthbender, 9 posts
 Orphaned
 Never knew parents
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 22:42
Stopping the Vortex
[OOC: I rolled a 14 on Stand Fast.]

As I feel the icy hand of the specter inch up my leg, I react in just enough time to slip away, dashing away from the spirit bender and out of the dome. My eyes grow wide as I see the flames surrounding the dome, and the dazed people attacking. I take a defensive stance, in preparation for what was to come.
Dali
 Predator at Heart, 13 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 01:41
Stopping the Vortex
I open my eyes. And I feel as if i just pulled my soul out from the center of a tornado. I gasped. Whats going on?! What just happened?!Shi assess the mother fuckin situation will ya!!! <Purple>Xai, Gi, whats going on?!?! I shout.And Lia...?I say in a questioning small voice .My mind was taken aback for a moment. There was a wall of flames around the dome and me, the flames trying to keep the people away. It was there, but the fierce of hot energy was not enough. Out of my peripheral vision I look though a hole that now bares on the dome. And in it Xai and the spirit bender, both of them looking concerned. But i only had a second to take it in. Because in the blink of an eye i was surrounded. Hands and Fingers inches from me.
(OOC I roll to stand fast, I got a 10, I do it with no problem)
My brain works fast though. <Purple>Immediate attack, defend and get yourself into a better position!</Purple> There was sweat falling from my face. And it wasn't just from Gi's flames. As they gather in on me, and swing I bend and kick my leg out in a hook tripping those in front of me. Then straighten and turn my body as i smash my hand down on someones face behind me into the ground, and grinding my feet into there back i use there body body as leverage for a farther jump. I jump over the people with emotionless faces. With my landing i skid over into the dome. Hoping i saved myself for just another moment. I turn to the spirit bender, and got worried as i saw his concerned face. I hope his concern is us. But I think there's more going on in his mind than a fist to his face.<i> <i><Purple>Lia, we need your guidance!!! I stand poised with adrenaline chest heaving.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:52, Tue 11 July 2017.

Dali
 Predator at Heart, 14 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 01:50
Stopping the Vortex
(OOC aiden, its cool :) im trying to use as many different moves as i can in this practice mission anyway :D)
Mon Po
 Spiritual Prodigy, 17 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:23
Stopping the Vortex
My Flames! They didn't work? How...... Seeing these foes run through my fire as if it was nothing more but air left me completely and utterly flabbergasted. Ive got to try something else. What am i missing....
(OCC: I rolled for Observe Carefully. i rolled a 9.What do I need to do to be at an advantage here?
 )
Lion-Turtle
 GM, 36 posts
 Creator
 Powerful Beyond Measure
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:26
Stopping the Vortex
In reply to Mon Po (msg # 35):

You realize that these people are ignoring their physical injuries. If their link to the spirit bender isn't broken, only a physical barrier could slow them down. What do you do with the information?
Lion-Turtle
 GM, 37 posts
 Creator
 Powerful Beyond Measure
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:34
Stopping the Vortex
The spirit bender tries to shove his way past Xio, but a voice starts to fill the valley, without breaking the oppressing silence. It's voice permeates the valley, but even though its speaking human language flawlessly, it's tone is still more like a low growl than anything human.

Every person in the valley hears the voice as if it were there own thoughts.

JOSA

That single word makes the spiritbender freeze in terror.

JOSA, WE HAD A BARGAIN. IF YOU BELIEVE THESE PEOPLE CAN PROTECT YOU FROM ME, YOU ARE WRONG. I WILL TAKE YOUR BODY FOR MY OWN, I WILL SEE THROUGH YOUR EYES, FEEL WITH YOUR SKIN, AND DOMINATE WITH YOUR POW--

The voice stopped, before...

AH, JOSA, YOU SURPASS YOURSELF. YOU HAVE BROUGHT ME AN EVEN GREATER VESSEL...
Aidan
 Lost Earthbender, 10 posts
 Orphaned
 Never knew parents
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:54
Stopping the Vortex
Bargain? Protect him? An even greater vessel? What is he tal.... Oh, god, Lia! Panicking in my mind, I mentally go through every possible scenario I can imagine, and lay out a plan. It's not a full-proof plan, but it's all I've got. I kneel down, placing both hands on the ground. I close my eyes and concentrate. I sense the vibrations deep beneath the surface. I focus on the power deep within myself and tap into it. I drag the power out of myself and shove it into the earth. I open my eyes and glare at the vortex through the flames with unflinching, furious eyes... Then dart toward it, the earth quaking beneath me.

[I rolled a 6 on Move With Intention...Not exactly sure how to narrate the consequences, or what the consequences are. O.O]

This message was last edited by the player at 02:55, Tue 11 July 2017.

Lion-Turtle
 GM, 38 posts
 Creator
 Powerful Beyond Measure
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 19:25
Stopping the Vortex
As Xio runs toward Lia, and Shi shakes off the spectral hands, and the flames beat off her attackers, the vortex suddenly...

Disappears.

Lia, the avatar, rises from her spot in the middle of the valley. She stands tall, and then looks at her old friends. She smiles mischievously, and says...

YES. THIS WILL DO NICELY.