And so it began:   Posted by Apeiros.Group: 0
Matthew Matherson
 player, 64 posts
Tue 18 Aug 2020
at 01:50
Re: A wild stalenger appears
"I don't quite fit the requirements of a Shocktrooper, so I think I should be one of the 'prisoners,'" Matthew added, "This plan should work nicely."

21:47, Today: Matthew Matherson rolled 12 using 1d20
Pierre De Gaulle
 player, 49 posts
Mon 24 Aug 2020
at 13:26
Re: A wild stalenger appears
Pierre paused as they headed forward, alerted by a 'beep' from his arm 'puter. "Interesting" he said. "It seems we are entering an area of different reality. No storm, but ahead of us is Nile reality. Four color superhero for those not familiar with it. Always take surrenders, that sort of thing. Oh, and don't be afraid to try the wildest stunts, they usually work."
Apeiros
 GM, 145 posts
 Gathering Stories
 from the Storm
Fri 28 Aug 2020
at 04:13
Re: A wild stalenger appears
Cards are now updated. Jalia has been quiet during the planning so we can move on without a contradiction check from her.

Starting rounds:
They Regroup
D:. V- H-
Act: Test/Trick

Note: this doesn't mean Combat, just a more measured time with stress.

Dr. Sita Chandrasakar
 player, 62 posts
Fri 28 Aug 2020
at 21:22
Re: A wild stalenger appears
OOC: 17:16, Today: Dr. Sita Chandrasakar rolled 18 using 1d20.  Trick on guards.
Trick 14 + 5 from roll = 19


Sita raises her hands in the air, looking quite harmless, and quite scared of the "menacing" guards behind her. She steps forward, glancing "anxiously" behind her from time to time, as the "prisoners" are marched toward the device up ahead.
Apeiros
 GM, 146 posts
 Gathering Stories
 from the Storm
Sun 30 Aug 2020
at 06:50
The Gaurd is watching
In reply to Dr. Sita Chandrasakar (msg # 202):
OOC: Anyone who wants to try for a card may roll their own Trick attempt...noting Fails could damage the image you are trying to project. Alternatively, anyone who wants to "Help" Sita may declare that, and Sita will get a bonus for that, potentially making the Trick more effective.

The group makes the costume changes and starts down the trail. A few moments later and you have cleared the mist. The Machine is a marvel to behold, the screw portion sticking sticking up is smaller than you anticipated...until you realize the little figure on top is actually a shock trooper, and the machine is huge in comparison.
Jason Keller
 player, 46 posts
Mon 31 Aug 2020
at 02:44
Re: The Gaurd is watching
Jason didn't consider himself an actor, per se, though he had been in a couple of local plays back in the day. So he tried to get in to the mindset of a guard, a soldier, leading some prisoners. That was seemingly an easy motivation.

"Alright, game faces, people."
Apeiros
 GM, 147 posts
 Gathering Stories
 from the Storm
Tue 1 Sep 2020
at 17:05
Re: The Gaurd is watching
If I have misinterpreted anyone's actions, please inform me.
Jason and Ben are masquerading as guards (do you need me to post Stats for the Machine Pistols and Swords?) bringing Sita and Matthew as Prisoners. Passive Assistance from the other 3 Actors gives Sita a +3 on her Trick for 22, This is 15 rp, for an UP/Setback result...Sita's action next round gets an UP Result, and the guard is completely distracted so the others don't have to roll stealth to move in among the trees this round.

Ben Altman
 player, 78 posts
 Damage: S:6
 Pos: 3 Exp: 0
Tue 1 Sep 2020
at 20:24
Re: The Gaurd is watching
Ben was a soldier not an actor, if he had to plan an ambush he could do it but as a goon guard henchman? he tried to recall some of the G.I. Joe Cobra troopers he saw and imitate them as he pushed the "prisoners".

OOC
23:22, Today: Ben Altman rolled 8 using 1d20.  Trick.

Trick 12 -2 (result) =10

Matthew Matherson
 player, 65 posts
Tue 1 Sep 2020
at 21:35
Re: The Gaurd is watching
Matthew has seen enough prisoners taken by Mobius's shocktroopers to know how to act.

OOC
17:33, Today: Matthew Matherson rolled 18 using 1d20 ((18)).

Trick 13 + 5 (roll) = 18

Whistler
 player, 26 posts
Fri 4 Sep 2020
at 20:34
Re: The Gaurd is watching
Whistler can barely contain the excitement of meeting these new hairy friends. It forgets itself sometimes, but Lanala gently reminds it of its duty by pushing leaves in the way.

OOC
Not quite sure how to tie this to my die roll, but I got -8 to my Stealth, which eats up the bonus Lanala gave, resulting in a 12 Stealth.

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:32, Sat 05 Sept 2020.

Apeiros
 GM, 150 posts
 Gathering Stories
 from the Storm
Sun 13 Sep 2020
at 23:04
Re: The Gaurd is watching
The prisoner group has moved closer to the machine, but you are still a football field away. The guard on top is watching, confused but unconcerned. He hasn't raised the alarm. Yet.

The group sneakin through the trees is moving a little slower and hasn't encountered any interference, from either native life or patroling guards. Yet.

The Aysle contingient, possibly concerned with the idea that advancing through either stealth or dishonasty is touching on the path of Corruption, have not entered the clearing. Yet.

Round 2 : still not combat (yet)
That old chestnut?
D: V Test/Intimidation H-
Act: MANEUVER/TAUNT

see ooc thread


Therre is a guard near the group in the woods. However, he is not taking any effort to be stealthy, nor trying to hard to be perceptive. Or so it appears.

Villains waste their action watching or lazing, Player's turn
Jason Keller
 player, 47 posts
Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 05:03
Re: The Gaurd is watching
Jason wasn't sure exactly how the guard he was pretending to be would sound. How any of the guards from that...reality...would sound. American? African? British? He had no idea and had forgotten to ask beforehand.

So he quietly asked under his breath as they walked but were still not close to the real guards, "i realize this isn't the ideal time to realize and ask this but...what do these Nile guards normally sound like? do they have accents? speak a specific language?
Matthew Matherson
 player, 66 posts
Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 13:59
Re: The Gaurd is watching
Matthew responds under his breath, "the Pharaoh's Empire is global on Terra.  The guards could be from anywhere.  I surmise they would speak English if they knew they were coming here.  Or... Edeinos...ese?"
Dr. Sita Chandrasakar
 player, 63 posts
Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 16:06
Re: The Gaurd is watching
Sita also responded under her breath. "Try not to speak. Let's get as close as possible."

Sita kept her hands in the air, still looking fearful. In a very natural-looking way, she made sure that her upraised arms were always positioned so that they blocked the line of sight between Jason's face and the guard positioned on top of the machine. With any luck, it would extend their ruse a little longer, and keep the guard from realizing that he didn't recognize Jason. She hoped they could get right up to the machine, maybe even close enough to get inside, before their trick was discovered.

((OOC:
11:55, Today: Dr. Sita Chandrasakar rolled 11 using 1d20.  manuever trick Up.
11:54, Today: Dr. Sita Chandrasakar rolled 12 using 1d20.  maneuver. trick

Maneuver attempt: maneuvertrick 11 13 + 8 from roll = 19 21))

This message was last edited by the player at 01:10, Tue 22 Sept 2020.

Apeiros
 GM, 152 posts
 Gathering Stories
 from the Storm
Mon 21 Sep 2020
at 02:32
Re: The Gaurd is watching
In reply to Dr. Sita Chandrasakar (msg # 212):

That is still a Trick, not a Maneuver, sorry.

The Prisoner procession continues moving, not yet attracting any unwanted attention.

I need stealth from those sneaking, and any apropriate skill checks from anyone not sneaking or contributimg to the Trick.
Dr. Sita Chandrasakar
 player, 65 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 01:10
Re: The Gaurd is watching
In reply to Apeiros (msg # 213):

Heh, np. I edited my post.
Pierre De Gaulle
 player, 52 posts
Fri 25 Sep 2020
at 09:04
Re: The Gaurd is watching


Pierre splashed cursing forward through the cover. He was a city boy dammit!
Jason Keller
 player, 48 posts
Thu 1 Oct 2020
at 16:17
Re: The Gaurd is watching
Jason tried to himself in to the acting role of a bored guard that wanted to get the prisoners where they were going so he could relax. He gave Sita a very gentle and exaggerated shove. "Keep moving."

OOC: My sheet has listed Trick 12.
10:13, Today: Jason Keller rolled 10 using 1d20.  Trick help.
10:14, Today: Jason Keller rolled 7 using 1d20.  2nd roll since I rolled a 10?

Apeiros
 GM, 156 posts
 Gathering Stories
 from the Storm
Tue 6 Oct 2020
at 05:50
Re: The Gaurd is watching
The group marching up the road get within combat range and the gaurd on top of the machine leans forward and yells, "Yoseff? What are you doing out there? You aren't supposed to be on shift yet!" Ben get's a Possibility as Mistaken Identity kicks in.

Meanwhile, the gaurd in the woods has picked up on Pierre's noise.

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:40, Sat 10 Oct 2020.

Whistler
 player, 27 posts
Tue 6 Oct 2020
at 16:04
Re: The Gaurd is watching
Whistler watches the events unfolding from the safety of the treetops. It twinges with concern when the guard perks up.

OOC: Can Whistler sneak over to the guard investigating Pierre and smack/strangle him with a tentacle in isolation?
Apeiros
 GM, 157 posts
 Gathering Stories
 from the Storm
Wed 7 Oct 2020
at 04:07
Re: The Gaurd is watching
In reply to Whistler (msg # 218):

Whistler can get surprise/flatfooted against said gaurd

Round 3 : combatstarts
You spot a weakness!
D: H V
Act: TAUNT/INTIMIDATION

Machine is about 60m ahead of the actors;
Woods gaurd is about 10m away from Piere and closing, those who did better on stealth can position around him between 6m-15m away.

Heroes turn

Whistler
 player, 28 posts
Wed 7 Oct 2020
at 14:56
Re: The Gaurd is watching
In reply to Apeiros (msg # 219):

Not wanting the guard to realize that Pierre doesn't belong, Whistler perches itself on a branch between the guard and Pierre. A couple of tentacles dangle down along the bark of the tree, looking nothing more than vines to the untrained eye.

The guard peers ahead to get a better look at the noise and realizes something is wrong. He turns to call the alarm when the "vines" lash out and wrap around his neck.

OOC: Rolled 28 Unarmed Combat (13 base + 7 miracle - 4 called shot + 12 roll) for 28 damage (12 base + 4 called shot + 12 roll)
Pierre De Gaulle
 player, 53 posts
Wed 14 Oct 2020
at 09:17
Re: The Gaurd is watching
Pierre splashed forward, oblivious to the threat closing him. Oblivious that was, until he came upon the body, with the flying starfish hanging above it. He gave Whistler a nod of respect. Pierre hadn't been sure what to make of the alien to be honest, it was too far outside of his experience, but it looked like it was both ruthless and effective, a good combination.

Halting he considered the problem. Sound was the problem, not sight. The water would regardless make noise, and unlike the starfish he couldn't fly. Or could he?

11:12, Today: Pierre De Gaulle rolled 20 using 1d20.  Stealth2.
11:12, Today: Pierre De Gaulle rolled 3 using 1d20.  continuation.


Smiling to himself, Pierre reached behind him for his slicboard. Stamping on hit to trigger the friction field he crouched to lower his silhouette and hissed quietly forward.
Jason Keller
 player, 50 posts
Sun 18 Oct 2020
at 19:39
Re: The Gaurd is watching
Jason glanced over at Ben...or "Yoseff" with a raised eyebrow. He kept his head still, just moving his eyes. Out of the corner of his mouth he asked Ben, "You know this guy?"

He didn't think Ben did, but he didn't really know a lot about Ben in all honesty.

OOC: Ready to back up Ben with...a Trick or something depending on how he plays it, but he hasn't logged in for a while now.
Ben Altman
 NPC, 79 posts
 Damage: S:6
 Pos: 3 Exp: 0
Wed 21 Oct 2020
at 04:26
Re: The Gaurd is watching
OOC: Ben's Player has fallen prey to the dreaded RL and asked to bow out for a while. As a result, Ben has become an NPC for now.
Ben is confused for a moment, but regains his composure and continues "moving the prisoner's along"