The Bleak Tome - Amity

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The Bleak Tome - Amity

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The 12th sets about their respective tasks, with half of the crew diving headlong into the formidable library of the Collegiate Arcane. The discovery of Amity is fortuitous. Most records of that world have been forgotten. Even Lazlo has few resources that mention the place. The danger of being stranded on a planet that unleashes world-ending storms on a daily basis is enough to turn off even the most intrepid prospectors and treasure hunters from what is, by all accounts, a trove of mineral and arcane resources abundant enough to change the face of Rifts Earth. Still, it is preferable to carrying a world-consuming entity in the pages of a terrible tome.

At midnight, @Pahi Oki finds himself at the hot spring surrounded by a score of seasoned warlocks, with Eloros the Scribe at the front. A complex ritual wrangling powerful elemental forces causes the hot springs to churn alternately boiling and freezing, yet never causing the fusionist more than slight discomfort. At the peak of the ritual, Pahi's sight goes dark. He sinks beneath the pool, opens his eyes, and sees a vision of absolute horror as the face of the avatar of death is revealed to him. The fright overwhelms him and he gasps while beneath the surface. In a flash, he is pulled into the elemental plane. The place where his body was leaves a vacuum, causing a thunderclap when the waters rush to fill the void. Eloros' face turns ghost pale, but even the chief warlock is unable to reach beyond to find the First Nation man.

@Alex is stunned by the sudden disappearance of Nixie. He looks frantically for the city rat for a minute or two, but the realization hits him before long. She's gone. Dejected, he returns to the college and collects his abandoned power armor. Upon running the power-up sequence, he is immediately bombarded by the rhythmic thump of cyber-electronica in his audio feed. He recognizes it almost immediately as a dance remix of the Drei Marbles Left hit, "I'll Never Forget...What Was Your Name?" His heads-up display scrolls a message in binary code: "Hey, hot stuff. You're too good for me. I'm no hero. I'm ghosting before something goes down. Maybe I'll catch you another time." The message stops, and a screenshot of a Space Invaders high score pops up. The top 3 scores:

1ST  105,510   NIX
2ND  102,100  LVS
3RD  99,820    ALX

The following day nets new information on Amity as the 12th continues their scholarly endeavors. Even @Kidemonas gets in on the action, everyone learning as much as they can about their eventual destination. @Everett Jackson and @Marten spend their time in the restaurants, sampling as much food as they can jam into their faces. @Adriana, fed up with the city, hits the countryside to wander a bit. The walls of MercTown are too confining. She takes comfort in the wild, recharging her spirit in anticipation of the strange world she's soon to find.

A few days pass, and the 12th reconvenes for their chosen time of departure. Menelaus Clotho and Eloros the Scribe meet you in a lab on the campus running under the ley line. Eloros presents you with the ill news - Pahi Oki vanished in the elementalist ritual. "I don't believe the ritual claimed his life, but the elemental plane at least claimed his body. I was unable to bring him back, or even to reach him."
Clotho shakes his head vigorously as if trying to shake the misfortune from his thoughts. "We have little choice but to proceed. I will search for him another time." He turns to @Dominic Skodati. "Have you the book? Is everything ready?!" He hands a pack of notes to @Gaspard Gillead and a datastick to @Heather Todd. "Notes on the ritual of summoning the entity, the return, and the ritual of sealing the rift."

Each member of the 12th, as well as Clotho and Eloros, take up a position around a mystic focus placed in the middle of the room. With a low murmur, the incantation begins. First with Clotho, then the Scribe. One by one, the mystically inclined members of the 12th add their arcane skills, and the remaining members of the 12th add their own psychic wills to the spell. With a crackle and a pop, a portal opens.
Amity 10.jpg
On the other side is a desolate world. The planet is a wasteland. Remnants of cities ravaged by time and neglect are visible, interspersed with areas of vast, empty desert. Hints of the greatness of the long-dead civilization are still seen, though nothing can withstand the inevitable march of time.
Clotho's chanting begins to escalate in intensity. Eloros peers through the rift. "The environment is inhospitable at best. The elements are out of balance here. The longer you stay, the worse your going will be. And that is nothing to say of the Nihil Storms. You must hurry! Undo the Book. Save the megaverse!" As a parting gift, the warlock imbues those of the 12th without EBA armor a single casting of Environmental Protection, giving you an hour of protection against harsh environments.

Stepping through the rift, you find yourself standing in sand. The energy of this place is oppressive. Those who are mystically or psionically inclined immediately feel the silent echoes of a race that obliterated itself. You also feel chaotic surges and ebbs of power. With a little exertion, you could use this to amplify your power. Those who aren't so inclined can still feel an almost claustrophobic air, as if the world is crushing in on you.
What passes for a sun here is choked in a sandy haze. Rocks jut from the landscape like jagged stone teeth. The wind drives sand and grit into the joints of your armor and folds of your clothing.

Whether it be curiosity, greed, or simply the desire to get the job done and get out of there, you decide to move. Your compasses seem to indicate north and south poles. The crags in those directions would make your going both slow and dangerous. To the west, the path wanders into a canyon. Eastward, the land flattens out.
Instructions
Several rolls for your environment are required.
Everyone without EBA will make a Vigor roll after your 2nd hour here. (You do NOT need to roll yet. Just be aware.) The environment is oppressive and your oxygen is low. Failure is a level of fatigue. Crit fail is 2. This may be restored with Relief or abated with additional castings of Environmental Protection.
Next: Occult roll at no penalty, or Science roll at -2.
Using magic or psionic powers will accelerate the feedback loop that triggers the magic or psionic waves. The higher rank of power used, the more it triggers the feedback.

Those with AB: Magic or Psionics may make a Spellcasting or Psionics roll at -2. Success means you act as if you're on a ley line for the duration of your stay. A raise means you act as if you're on a Nexus, and you double your available PPE/ISP. Failure cuts damages and durations of your powers in half while you're here. Crit fail cuts your damage and durations in half, as well as your available PPE/ISP for the duration of your stay, and accelerates the feedback loop, shortening the amount of time before a magic or psionic wave, or a Nihil Storm. AB: Miracles, Gifted, or Weird Science are unaffected.
Last: someone roll Survival to navigate somewhere useful. Success and you find someplace awesome. Raise and you find someplace awesome even faster. Support is an option, +2 max per PC, +4 max total.
OR: if you all prefer, fire up the ritual and let's get this over with, leaving Amity un-looted.
Nihil Storms and your eventual destruction
Your timing is impeccable. You have arrived just after one of the power storms blew through your area. You have a certain amount of time before another wave sweeps across the world. This span can be shortened by your own activities. This will be tracked by card draw. Clubs are bad. The other suits are irrelevant. Jokers are good. You have 10 clubs before a wave. Every hour that goes by, I draw one card. Use a power of Novice or Seasoned rank, I draw one card. Use a Veteran or Heroic power, I draw two. Draw a joker and it backs the club count down by one and reshuffles the deck. Crit fail on a power usage or on the Spellcasting/Psionics arrival roll automatically adds a club and draws two more cards.
On the 10th club, I roll a simple 1-3. A 1 is a Magic wave that will do 1-4 wounds to anyone with AB: Psionics. 2 is a Psionic wave that does 1-4 wounds to anyone with AB: Magic. 3 is a Nihil storm that will instantly kill everyone, close the rift, and seal your sorry corpses here for eternity. Everyone will be able to get a sense of an impending wave or Nihil Storm.
Beware the mesmerizing eyes of the snake!
12th AAT Bennies
12th AAT GM Bennies: 9/9
Wild Card Bennies:
TBD
Prestige Unlimited Bennies
Prestige Unlimited GM Bennies: 5/5
Wild Card Bennies:
William Tack: 3
Kraig: 3
Vedder: 3
Shade: 3
Fletch: 3
Findriel: 0
Niels: 4
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Occult 4 (Success), Spellcasting 11 (success)
Occult 1d8!! / 1d6!!: [1]+[4] = 5
Spellcasting 1d12!!: [5] = 5
Wild 1d6!!: [4] = 4
Benny spellcasting 1d12!! / 1d6!!: [11]+[4] = 15
Dom is at once amazed and disappointed. The environment is much too hostile to bring back more than a handful of gantrium. Worse they were about to unleash death, making the place even more inhospitable. His initial greed pushed aside he begins to sense the environment around him and its not good, while he can feel the surge of mystic power in the air he can tell its wild and unstable, like a ley line during a storm.

"The storms will be magnified each time we use magic or mental powers. Be sparring.
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Occult 5 Spellcasting 14
Spellcasting 1d8: [3] = 3
Wild Die 1d6: [6] = 6

Wild Die Ace 1d6: [6] = 6

Wild Die Ace 1d6: [4] = 4
Nexus here too. Mm, almost. Feel like it easier here. She looks around and considers the distant cities then looks at whoever has the book.

Survival to Aid 3
Survival to Aid 1d4: [1] = 1
Wild Die 1d6: [3] = 3
Caught up in the feel of being in a Nexus without actually being in one she fails to notice much about their landscape beyond what is obvious.
Adriana Da Silva
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Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6

Athletics d8 (+2 Climb), Common Knowledge d4, Notice d4 (+2 If Cat/Man Monster Form), Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Spellcasting d8, Psionics d6, Fighting d10 (+2), Intimidation d4, Survival d4, Shooting d4, Occult d4, Language d4 American (Native: Spanguese)

PPE 18/20- (10 from Werecat 5 from gem, 5 from advance)
ISP 20/20 - (10 from Werecat 10 from gem)
Bennie's 4/3

Wounds 0/3

Claws STR+2d12 AP 8, Bite STR+2d4 AP 8, Silver Plated Sword STR+d6

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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Occult 5
+2 field computer
Occult 1d10!!+2: [1]+2 = 3
Wild 1d6!!+2: [3]+2 = 5
Psionics 9; Raise!
-2 difficulty, 4 ISP for +2
Psionics 1d12!!: [3] = 3
Wild 1d6!!: [4] = 4
Master of Psionics free reroll
Psionics 1d12!!: [9] = 9
Wild 1d6!!: [2] = 2
Support Survival 8; Raise +2 support
+2 for 4 ISP
Psionics 1d12!!+2: [3]+2 = 5
Wild 1d6!!+2: [1]+2 = 3
Master of Psionics Free Reroll
Psionics 1d12!!+2: [6]+2 = 8
Wild 1d6!!+2: [4]+2 = 6
Merctown/Library
Morning
Round 0

Heather took the data stick and plugged it into her computer, studying the ritual and how best she could help. She didn’t have arcane power, but she could use her psionic abilities to bolster the others.

Heather couldn’t help but gasp as she saw the world through the portal. Words in books hadn’t done this desolate sphere justice. Heather stepped through the portal and was immediately hit by the ebbs and flows of psionic power on the planet. She took a moment to acclimate herself to the sensation, finding the psychic resonance of the planet exceedingly reactive to her mind.

Heather reached out with her mind to see if she could use the psychic confluences to help find a good spot for the ritual. “That direction might be good,” she indicated.

***

Double ISP: 68/80
Nexus effects: Triple range, triple duration, +4 damage effects, +2 Toughness for defensive powers, Dynamic Backlash
Character Tracker
Heather Todd Character Sheet
Parry: 4; Toughness: 16 (8)
ISP: 36/40
Bennies: 4/3
Shard Pistol: 12/12 shots
Armor: 10/10 PP
Fireburst Rifle: 20/20 shots
First aid kit: 3/3
Powers: bolt, conceal arcana*, detect arcana*, empathy (free reroll), fear (free reroll), fly*, invisibility (armor), mind link, mind reading, puppet, slumber, telekinesis (auto raise)
Encumbrance: 36.75/20 (including pack, 56.75/20, -2 Pace, running, Agility-linked skills, Vigor to resist Fatigue)(Normal: Armor 13, Coat 5, 4 Grenades 2=20)
Major Psionic: May spend 2 ISP to gain +1 to the roll, or 4 ISP for +2.
Master of Psionics: Mind Melters get a free reroll on all Trait rolls when using psychic abilities and their Psionics skill; this does not allow Critical Failures to be rerolled.
Mental Resistance: Melters have +4 to all checks to resist psionic effects, and +4 armor against psionic damage..
Grenades (carried)
  • 1 High Explosive
  • 9 Fragmentation
  • 2 Plasma
Keeping/Armed
Stealth armor (12)
Overcoat (5)
Grenades (3) (1 HE, 2 Plasma, 9 frag)=20
Survival pack and field computer (2) (in room)
Leaving in Locker
Flaming Sword
Shard Pistol
Fireburst rifle
1 High Explosive grenade
11 Fragmentation grenades
2 Plasma grenades
Shopping List
Hand scanner
Stun grenades
Smoke grenades
AP grenades
EMP grenades
Mission
Destroy the Bleak Tome.
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Heather Todd Character Sheet
Parry: 4; Toughness: 14 (6)
ISP: 30/30
Armor: 10/10 PP
Bennies: 4/3
Encumbrance: 28/28 (including pack, 70.75/28, -2 Agility and Strength skills)
Major Psionic: Mind Melters have the Major Psionic Edge and can spend 2 ISP to gain a +1 with any Psionic skill roll, or 4 ISP for a +2 (paid before the roll is made). These effects are doubled when on a ley line.
Mental Resistance/Mentalist: +6 vs Psionic effects, +4 Armor vs Psionic damage, +2 opposed Psionics rolls
Rapid Recharge: 1 ISP/30m
Grenades (carried)
  • 1 High Explosive
  • 1 Fragmentation
  • 2 Plasma
Shard Pistol: 36/36 shots
Fireburst Rifle: 20/20 shots
Adventure Card
  • Let’s Settle This: Play at the beginning of a combat round with no Jokers. No character can soak wounds until a Joker is drawn.
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Sure the 12th had stepped into a real shit storm. But, Alex in his large super trooper PA was busy trying to put together what could be the biggest mystery of his life. Who is LVS? He might have missed the whole trip to Amnity had not been for @Adriana’s comment about a Nexus that according to his sensors was not there. The Power Armor sort of shrugged and slide over to her.
Alex turned down the volume some but a loud speaker was a loud speaker.

To @Adriana he asked perhaps the most important question of his young life, “Hey Adriana, seeing how you’re a girl... I have a friend who had his girl friend umm dump him. She told him “He was too good for her.” Then split. Umm, what does that even mean? To good for her...”
Alex Stat Block
Attributes: Agility d8(2), Smarts d10(2Mars, 1), Spirit d6(1), Strength d4(0) {1d12+4}, Vigor d8+[2]( [d10](1, 1 advance)
Charisma: 2; Pace: 10; Parry: 6 ; Toughness: 20(10)[1] MDC; Strain: 0
Combat Edges: Elan, rock and roll, [fearless], [Battle hardened]
Powers Weird Science: Detect/conceal(25/25), Blast(25/25), Dispel(25/25), smite(25/25)
Bennies
6/3
+1 post rate
+1 interlude
+1 loot organization
Alex Weapon
WI-GL20 Automatic
Damage: By grenade type: plasma 3d10 SBT, 60/120/240, shots 40, rof: 3
Weight: 75
Snapfire, RoF uses one grenade per shot.
Smite Power Attached to it with an Electricity Trapping ( Mega Version is Available as well)
Alex Armor
  • Triax T-31 Super Trooper: Size 1, +10 M.D.C. Armor, +2 Toughness, Strength d12+4, Pace 7.
    Notes: Jet Boosters (Jump 12” horizontal, 6” vertical)
    • „
    • 2 × Rocket Launchers (shoulders). They only fire the F4 Fusion Block missiles (Range 15/30/60, Damage 6d6, RoF 1, AP 25, Mega Damage, SBT). Each launcher has two missiles
    • „ „ 2×Mounted Rocket Launchers (legs)Left anti-vehicle(4d6 AP11), right normal(5d6 AP6) SBT. 100/200/400, RoF 1, shots 2
      „„
    • 3 × MAE-3 (“Maysies”) Hand Charges. The Maysies are thrown or placed (Range 5/10/20, Damage 3d8, RoF 1, AP 10, Mega Damage, SBT)
      • Fusion Missiles are $3K each. The MAE-3 cost $750.
    • „ „ Vibro-Sword (right arm)
      „„
    • 2 × Laser Torches (each palm). The laser torches can be used in combat (Range 4/8/16, Damage 3d6, RoF 1, AP 3, Mega Damage
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Occult Fail, Spellcasting Raise, Support +1
Everyone without EBA will make a Vigor roll after your 2nd hour here. (You do NOT need to roll yet. Just be aware.) The environment is oppressive and your oxygen is low. Failure is a level of fatigue. Crit fail is 2. This may be restored with Relief or abated with additional castings of Environmental Protection.
Next: Occult roll at no penalty, or Science roll at -2.

Occult 1d8!!: [2] = 2
Wild Occult 1d6!!: [3] = 3

Those with AB: Magic or Psionics may make a Spellcasting or Psionics roll at -2.

Spellcasting 1d12!!-2: [5]-2 = 3
Wild Spellcasting 1d6!!-2: [2]-2 = 0
Benny:
Spellcasting Reroll 1d12!!-2: [2]-2 = 0
Wild Spellcasting 1d6!!-2: [10!!]-2 = 8

A raise means you act as if you're on a Nexus, and you double your available PPE/ISP.
When activated at a nexus
point, triple the Range and Duration of
psychic or magic powers. Attack powers
deal +4 damage, and defensive powers gain
+2 points of Toughness. Magic users triple
the PPE regained while resting in the area of
a nexus point.
Effects: PPE Pool = 40; Recovery = 15 PPE/hr

Last: someone roll Survival to navigate somewhere useful. Success and you find someplace awesome. Raise and you find someplace awesome even faster. Support is an option, +2 max per PC, +4 max total.

Academics Support Survival 1d8!!: [5] = 5
Wild Academics 1d6!!: [4] = 4
Gaspard is a bit dizzy from the surge of arcane power he experiences as they step through, and so fails to recognize the danger of the place, though he nods in understanding when Dominic describes it.

As his head clears, he begins looking over the desolate landscape they find themselves in. "I would recommend using the ruins of the old cities, rather than the wastelands. We will be more likely to find some salvage, and also the ritual will work better there." He doesn't explain that this is because more people would have died in population centers during the cataclysm.
Gaspard Gillead
Seasoned D'Norr Shifter
OOC Comments
Agility d6, Smarts d12, Spirit d10, Strength d4 (d8 in armor), Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: 4; Toughness: 17 (8); Strain: 0; Corruption: 0
Skills:
Spellcasting d12; Fighting d4; Athletics d4
Academics d8; Research d10; Common Knowledge d6; Occult d8
Persuasion d6 (Free Re-roll, -1 outside Occult circles); Notice d6; Stealth d4
Edges: Charismatic, Horns, Bind the Summoned, Spell Mastery (Interrogation); Ley Line Magic Mastery; Ley Line Phasing; Ley Line Gate; Sense Rifts; Shift Reality; Linguist; Diabolist; Strong-Willed; Psychotically Brave; Investigator
Hindrances: Quirk (Sweet Tooth); Minor Enemy (Toben Heiros); Code of Honor; Sensitive; Alien Physiology; Disconnected
Powers (Personal): Return From Whence You Came; Mystic Armory; Mana Chill; Authority; Wings of the Demon; Mystic Interrogation; From Darkness Born; Rapid Transit; Expanded Awareness
Powers (Gear, no Modifiers): Nightmode, Magnification, Wall of Flame (May Use Damage Modifier), Universal Translator, Fortify Will (may use Greater Boost Modifier)
Special: Communication Rift; Dimension Sense
Gear
Soulguard (+2 Resistance to Corruption/mind control; Fortify Will Power)
Combat Mage Heavy EBA (+6A/+3T, +2 Strength Die-types)
Vibro-Knife (Str + d4 MD, AP 6)
Rift Staff (Str + d6, Parry +1, Manipulate Rifts +2, 2-handed, +2 PPE/rd to do MD)
Branaghan Arms Special Overcoat (+2A/+1T; It Has Pockets!)
Bag of Holding
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She smiles softly at @Alex "Mm, it mean she think she bad some way. Some way that can no fix. Is nothing you c-...you friend can do. It get better."
Adriana Da Silva
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Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6

Athletics d8 (+2 Climb), Common Knowledge d4, Notice d4 (+2 If Cat/Man Monster Form), Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Spellcasting d8, Psionics d6, Fighting d10 (+2), Intimidation d4, Survival d4, Shooting d4, Occult d4, Language d4 American (Native: Spanguese)

PPE 18/20- (10 from Werecat 5 from gem, 5 from advance)
ISP 20/20 - (10 from Werecat 10 from gem)
Bennie's 4/3

Wounds 0/3

Claws STR+2d12 AP 8, Bite STR+2d4 AP 8, Silver Plated Sword STR+d6

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OOC Comments
Everyone without EBA will make a Vigor roll after your 2nd hour here. (You do NOT need to roll yet. Just be aware.) The environment is oppressive and your oxygen is low. Failure is a level of fatigue. Crit fail is 2. This may be restored with Relief or abated with additional castings of Environmental Protection.
Next: Occult roll at no penalty, or Science roll at -2.

Occult
1d4!!-2: [11!!]-2 = 9

Wild Die
1d6!!-2: [3]-2 = 1


Last: someone roll Survival to navigate somewhere useful. Success and you find someplace awesome. Raise and you find someplace awesome even faster. Support is an option, +2 max per PC, +4 max total.

Faith Support Survival
1d10!!: [13!!] = 13

Wild Die
1d6!!: [1] = 1

1d6!!: [4] = 4
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Everett uses his strength, size and mobility to scout ahead, clear debris and otherwise help as needed. There's not much here he can do until a threat shows up, so he makes himself useful when the opportunity presents itself. Balitrox is strangely silent from where he's secured to Everett's back. It doesn't seem like it wants to risk Everett's ire because this is the last place it would want to be stranded.
Everett Jackson, Titan Juicer
Everett, Human Titan Juicer
Pace: 10(d8); Parry: 8(1) Toughness: 24(9)
  • Uncanny Reflexes: Juicer reflexes are superhuman, granting them −2 to be hit by any attack they are aware of and +2 on Evasion rolls.
Note: Neither Quick nor Uncanny Reflexes apply on the first round of an unexpected combat/high-stress situation.
Combat-Relevant Edges & Abilities:
  • Ravenous Abandon (Berserk): Per the Berserk Edge, Everett can flip the switch and give partial control over his actions to the Reaver of Essence. This comes at a cost - ending Balitrox's berserking rage is not an option until its hunger has been sated by the blood of a wielder of arcane power
  • Charge: She may ignore the penalty for Running when making a Fighting attack at the end of her movement.
    • Overrun: If he moves at least one inch beyond his normal Pace before making any Fighting attacks, the hero adds +2 to the damage rolls. Any target Shaken by such an attack is knocked prone.
  • Drug-induced Euphoria/Tranquility: In order to keep the Juicer from burning out over a matter of days, the bio-comp constantly supplies a combination of psychotropic drugs and chemical inhibitors to keep him happy and calm. Juicers live in a state somewhere between mildly ecstatic and stoned, which causes −1 to all Smarts or Smarts-linked skill rolls in non-combat or low stress situations. On the first round of an unexpected combat or high-stress situation, the Juicer doesn’t gain the benefits of Uncanny Reflexes or Quick.
  • Frenzy: A character with Frenzy rolls a second Fighting die with any one of his Fighting attacks for the turn. The extra die may be allocated to the same or different targets as he sees fit. Resolve each separately.
  • Internal Repair System: As an action, the Juicer can make a natural healing roll at +2 to heal Wounds; this costs one charge.
  • Multi-Optic Helmet: It includes a targeting sight, magnification, thermal, infrared, ultraviolet, and night optics. The wearer ignores Illumination penalties, gains +2 to sight-based Notice checks or to offset Range penalties, and +1 Shooting with calibrated weapons. The helmet includes a hands-free radio (10-mile range) and megaphone voice-projection system.
  • Quick: Whenever you are dealt an Action Card of Five or lower, you may discard it and draw again until you get a card higher than Five.
  • Size +2
  • Split the Seconds: Juicers and Crazies often find themselves living between the ticks of the clock. This Edge allows them to ignore 2 points of Multi-Action penalties each turn (they can perform two actions at no penalty or three at −2 each).
  • Super Endurance: They require only half the normal amount of sleep and gain +2 on all Fatigue checks.
  • Trademark Weapon, Improved: +2 to Fighting with Balitrox and +2 Parry when Balitrox is readied.
Wounds: 0/3; Fatigue: 0/2; Balitrox's PPE: 5/5
Bennies: 3/3; Internal Repair System: 3/3
Burn: 6/8
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Balitrox speaking into Everett's mind.
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Kidemonas looks around. "Man, this place is bad. By friend Savant told me of worlds like this. But honestly this is the only world other than earth I had ever been to. I do not think I like it."

Kidemonas sets to work, helping to pulverize stones, throw them out of the way, or do whatever efforts are needed. He tries to figure out what all is needed, but find he needs direction from the others to really be useful and get efforts going. The missive amounts of power here is enjoyable, but the depressing and oppressive atmosphere does not fit well with his heroic and amazing image.


Occult
Occult 1d4!!: [2] = 2
Occult Wild 1d6!!: [3] = 3
Benny reroll for Occult
Benny Occult 1d4!!: [1] = 1
Benny Occult Wild 1d6!!: [3] = 3

Spell Casting
Spellcasting 1d8!!: [15!!] = 15
Spellcasting Wild 1d6!!: [4] = 4

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Survival 14, raise
Survival 1d4!!+4: [2]+4 = 6
Wild 1d6!!+4: [1]+4 = 5

Benny
B-Survival 1d4!!+4: [3]+4 = 7
B-Wild 1d6!!+4: [14!!]+4 = 18
The place is amazing. Magic power and wealth beyond measure. Why couldn't we lock the avatar of death on the home world of D'Norr?

Following his guides, Dom uses his ley line senses to reach out and scan for nearby places of power. It doesn't take long before one lights up like the neon sign of a brothel in the 'Burbs. Smiling broadly the rift runner points on the horizon.

"I think I found us a spot for this picnic."
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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The land is bleak. The world is stripped of life. In addition to the powerful ebbs and flows of mystic and psionic power, harsh winds sweep the land. Most of the crew has sealed armor, and the rest are protected for now by arcane elemental protection. Still, the world wears at your soul. It feels inhospitable.
@Dominic Skodati, then, wastes no time in feeling out what's nearby. Guided by @Heather Todd, @Gaspard Gillead, and @Marten, the Rift Runner gets the group pointed in the right direction. They even manage to get a sense of geography in short order, finding shortcuts and ducking dead ends. After maybe an hour, the crags and jagged hills give way to flat ground. A brutal gale-force wind rips across your vision. It passes after just a moment, but left in its wake is the first close-up sight of something other than pure desolation.
Amity tower entrance.jpg
The whole world is a power echo chamber. This place is pinging on overdrive.
As you approach the entrance, the ground goes from barren dirt to a layer of sand over worked roads. You notice, too, evidence that people did die here. In droves.
Scattered at your feet are humanoid skeletons. Any flesh that would have clung to them has long since been decayed and cast about by the vicious winds. Even the bones themselves are ground down by the unrelenting elements. Skulls and spines remain, though most are chewed nearly through by years upon years of constant sandblasting. There are easily a hundred dead bodies here.
The entrance yawns before you. The door is closed.
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What are you doing? Going in? Giving up? Summoning the avatar and calling it a day? Quick post and we'll move on.
Beware the mesmerizing eyes of the snake!
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Adriana looks at the structure curiously, but also wonders what happened to kill everything. Hmm. Oh forget it, she still wants to go look inside.
Adriana Da Silva
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Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6

Athletics d8 (+2 Climb), Common Knowledge d4, Notice d4 (+2 If Cat/Man Monster Form), Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Spellcasting d8, Psionics d6, Fighting d10 (+2), Intimidation d4, Survival d4, Shooting d4, Occult d4, Language d4 American (Native: Spanguese)

PPE 18/20- (10 from Werecat 5 from gem, 5 from advance)
ISP 20/20 - (10 from Werecat 10 from gem)
Bennie's 4/3

Wounds 0/3

Claws STR+2d12 AP 8, Bite STR+2d4 AP 8, Silver Plated Sword STR+d6

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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Amity/Ruins
Morning
Round 0

“Let’s see if we can get out of this wind!” Heather yelled over the comms as they stared ahead at the manmade structure. “We’ll be able to concentrate on the ritual better.” She stepped carefully over the bones as she approached the doors. She extended her hand and gave a bit of a telekinetic tug to see if they were open and would let them inside.

***

Double ISP: 68/80
Nexus effects: Triple range, triple duration, +4 damage effects, +2 Toughness for defensive powers, Dynamic Backlash
Character Tracker
Heather Todd Character Sheet
Parry: 4; Toughness: 16 (8)
ISP: 36/40
Bennies: 4/3
Shard Pistol: 12/12 shots
Armor: 10/10 PP
Fireburst Rifle: 20/20 shots
First aid kit: 3/3
Powers: bolt, conceal arcana*, detect arcana*, empathy (free reroll), fear (free reroll), fly*, invisibility (armor), mind link, mind reading, puppet, slumber, telekinesis (auto raise)
Encumbrance: 36.75/20 (including pack, 56.75/20, -2 Pace, running, Agility-linked skills, Vigor to resist Fatigue)(Normal: Armor 13, Coat 5, 4 Grenades 2=20)
Major Psionic: May spend 2 ISP to gain +1 to the roll, or 4 ISP for +2.
Master of Psionics: Mind Melters get a free reroll on all Trait rolls when using psychic abilities and their Psionics skill; this does not allow Critical Failures to be rerolled.
Mental Resistance: Melters have +4 to all checks to resist psionic effects, and +4 armor against psionic damage..
Grenades (carried)
  • 1 High Explosive
  • 9 Fragmentation
  • 2 Plasma
Keeping/Armed
Stealth armor (12)
Overcoat (5)
Grenades (3) (1 HE, 2 Plasma, 9 frag)=20
Survival pack and field computer (2) (in room)
Leaving in Locker
Flaming Sword
Shard Pistol
Fireburst rifle
1 High Explosive grenade
11 Fragmentation grenades
2 Plasma grenades
Shopping List
Hand scanner
Stun grenades
Smoke grenades
AP grenades
EMP grenades
Mission
Destroy the Bleak Tome.
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Heather Todd Character Sheet
Parry: 4; Toughness: 14 (6)
ISP: 30/30
Armor: 10/10 PP
Bennies: 4/3
Encumbrance: 28/28 (including pack, 70.75/28, -2 Agility and Strength skills)
Major Psionic: Mind Melters have the Major Psionic Edge and can spend 2 ISP to gain a +1 with any Psionic skill roll, or 4 ISP for a +2 (paid before the roll is made). These effects are doubled when on a ley line.
Mental Resistance/Mentalist: +6 vs Psionic effects, +4 Armor vs Psionic damage, +2 opposed Psionics rolls
Rapid Recharge: 1 ISP/30m
Grenades (carried)
  • 1 High Explosive
  • 1 Fragmentation
  • 2 Plasma
Shard Pistol: 36/36 shots
Fireburst Rifle: 20/20 shots
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Marten follows suit, heading towards the doors, hand ready to grab his sword and put it to use if need be.
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Gaspard dutifully follows Heather's lead, though the D'norr does keep an eye out for any bones that might have the embedded crystals he learned about--skulls and sternums....
Gaspard Gillead
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OOC Comments
Agility d6, Smarts d12, Spirit d10, Strength d4 (d8 in armor), Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: 4; Toughness: 17 (8); Strain: 0; Corruption: 0
Skills:
Spellcasting d12; Fighting d4; Athletics d4
Academics d8; Research d10; Common Knowledge d6; Occult d8
Persuasion d6 (Free Re-roll, -1 outside Occult circles); Notice d6; Stealth d4
Edges: Charismatic, Horns, Bind the Summoned, Spell Mastery (Interrogation); Ley Line Magic Mastery; Ley Line Phasing; Ley Line Gate; Sense Rifts; Shift Reality; Linguist; Diabolist; Strong-Willed; Psychotically Brave; Investigator
Hindrances: Quirk (Sweet Tooth); Minor Enemy (Toben Heiros); Code of Honor; Sensitive; Alien Physiology; Disconnected
Powers (Personal): Return From Whence You Came; Mystic Armory; Mana Chill; Authority; Wings of the Demon; Mystic Interrogation; From Darkness Born; Rapid Transit; Expanded Awareness
Powers (Gear, no Modifiers): Nightmode, Magnification, Wall of Flame (May Use Damage Modifier), Universal Translator, Fortify Will (may use Greater Boost Modifier)
Special: Communication Rift; Dimension Sense
Gear
Soulguard (+2 Resistance to Corruption/mind control; Fortify Will Power)
Combat Mage Heavy EBA (+6A/+3T, +2 Strength Die-types)
Vibro-Knife (Str + d4 MD, AP 6)
Rift Staff (Str + d6, Parry +1, Manipulate Rifts +2, 2-handed, +2 PPE/rd to do MD)
Branaghan Arms Special Overcoat (+2A/+1T; It Has Pockets!)
Bag of Holding
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

Post by Dominic Skodati »

A tower, dead bodies. Awesome.

Letting the others go first Dom prepares his mystic sight, not so much cause he wants to see whatever evil lurks but because it beat the hell out of a jump scare later. Trudging along he mutters something incoherent and scans the landscape with his magical senses...his gaze lingering on the skulls and spines.
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Would like to use detect arcana if will have any effect
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Adriana steps inside as well and starts exploring. She considers shifting but holds off for now.
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Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6

Athletics d8 (+2 Climb), Common Knowledge d4, Notice d4 (+2 If Cat/Man Monster Form), Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Spellcasting d8, Psionics d6, Fighting d10 (+2), Intimidation d4, Survival d4, Shooting d4, Occult d4, Language d4 American (Native: Spanguese)

PPE 18/20- (10 from Werecat 5 from gem, 5 from advance)
ISP 20/20 - (10 from Werecat 10 from gem)
Bennie's 4/3

Wounds 0/3

Claws STR+2d12 AP 8, Bite STR+2d4 AP 8, Silver Plated Sword STR+d6

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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Alex really has not felt much of anything... Well his heart is a bit torn, but he looks around and heads in. He does make sure to keep an eye on heather and dom. You never know when Dom will try something shifty, and Heather... She could be in my head and I would never know... Never again.
Alex Stat Block
Attributes: Agility d8(2), Smarts d10(2Mars, 1), Spirit d6(1), Strength d4(0) {1d12+4}, Vigor d8+[2]( [d10](1, 1 advance)
Charisma: 2; Pace: 10; Parry: 6 ; Toughness: 20(10)[1] MDC; Strain: 0
Combat Edges: Elan, rock and roll, [fearless], [Battle hardened]
Powers Weird Science: Detect/conceal(25/25), Blast(25/25), Dispel(25/25), smite(25/25)
Bennies
6/3
+1 post rate
+1 interlude
+1 loot organization
Alex Weapon
WI-GL20 Automatic
Damage: By grenade type: plasma 3d10 SBT, 60/120/240, shots 40, rof: 3
Weight: 75
Snapfire, RoF uses one grenade per shot.
Smite Power Attached to it with an Electricity Trapping ( Mega Version is Available as well)
Alex Armor
  • Triax T-31 Super Trooper: Size 1, +10 M.D.C. Armor, +2 Toughness, Strength d12+4, Pace 7.
    Notes: Jet Boosters (Jump 12” horizontal, 6” vertical)
    • „
    • 2 × Rocket Launchers (shoulders). They only fire the F4 Fusion Block missiles (Range 15/30/60, Damage 6d6, RoF 1, AP 25, Mega Damage, SBT). Each launcher has two missiles
    • „ „ 2×Mounted Rocket Launchers (legs)Left anti-vehicle(4d6 AP11), right normal(5d6 AP6) SBT. 100/200/400, RoF 1, shots 2
      „„
    • 3 × MAE-3 (“Maysies”) Hand Charges. The Maysies are thrown or placed (Range 5/10/20, Damage 3d8, RoF 1, AP 10, Mega Damage, SBT)
      • Fusion Missiles are $3K each. The MAE-3 cost $750.
    • „ „ Vibro-Sword (right arm)
      „„
    • 2 × Laser Torches (each palm). The laser torches can be used in combat (Range 4/8/16, Damage 3d6, RoF 1, AP 3, Mega Damage
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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The doors are closed but any locking mechanism has long since failed. They open haltingly, with a massive shriek of grinding metal announcing to anyone around for miles that you are here. The haze of the dust-choked sunlight gives way to an immaculately clean and surprisingly well lit cavern. The entry is large; over 60' high, and twice as wide. Off to the left, you see the cavern taper to a larger door. To the right is the same, ending in double doors. Straight into the cavern is a massive double door, almost as high as the cavern itself.
An investigation of the door to the left uncovers what appears to have been a barracks of some type. There are rooms of bunks, a common area with tables, and a kitchen. The most disturbing thing, though, is the whole section is littered with long desiccated bodies. Time has done its work on the flesh of these people. What remains are bones, solid items, and several gemstones. These fit the description provided by Gaspard as the powered gems used by the Shlaes as magical or psionic foci.
Opening the doors to the right, you find what you believe to be a control and supply room. Scattered across the floor of the supply area are a host of tools that look like they would be used in a mining operation. The control room contains an assortment of flat panels made of crystal and the remains of some kind of wiring long since decayed. Writing in an alien language is etched at the top of each panel. You find, also, a few dead bodies in various positions; some in seats in front of the panels, others mixed in with the tools on the supply room floor. A small number of the same gemstones are found amidst the litter here as well.
If you have some method of translating the writing, roll the appropriate skill or power and I'll PM you what you read.

The doors to the back of the entry cavern are not easily opened and will require effort on your part.
Time Passes - Card Draw
8 of Clubs. 1/10 Clubs drawn. Remember that any use of Magic or Psionics powers will trigger card draws, as does the passage of time.
Picking the bodies
Picking the bodies of the dead for their focus stones is easy. Finding something useful to you is going to take time. As you sift through the stones, you find many of them were damaged when their possessor died, or in any of the subsequent Nihil Storms that have ravaged the world since. Anyone with Magic or Psionics ABs, roll your appropriate power use skill to attune to a stone. Success and you find a gem with a 5 PPE/ISP reservoir and a power of Novice rank. Each raise adds 5 PPE/ISP to the reservoir and increases the rank of the power by 1.
Want to cheat? Cast Detect Arcana. Every success and raise on Detect Arcana adds another 5 PPE/ISP and power rank to the gem you find with your Spellcasting / Psionics roll. Or, if you prefer multiple gems, each raise on Spellcasting / Psionics finds an additional, functional gem with a 5 PPE/ISP reservoir and a Novice power embedded.
(Notes: You may only use one gem of each type, whether spellcasting or psionics. You MAY have one of each in use if you can use both ABs.
Additional Notes: Using Detect Arcana does not find additional stones. It only increases the power of the stone you find. You may cast Detect Arcana once on each stone you find. Keep track of your power points, and keep in mind that every use triggers a card draw.)
Do you have the Faith AB, or no AB at all? Your options are as follows:
1) Gemstones for fun and profit: roll your Occult skill at -2, or Smarts at -4. Rules apply as above, but you get to pick whether it's a magic or psionics stone. Give it to your compatriots or sell it.
2) Go open the big door. That will take 4 total successes among the following skills: Repair, Weird Science, Strength, Spellcasting or Psionics, each at -2.
3) Come up with something else.
Beware the mesmerizing eyes of the snake!
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Adriana frowns as she looks at the bodies. They not expect what killed them.

It's a concern. What if whatever happened comes back? Still, ooo crystals feel interesting. She grabs a couple and studies them, focusing on them for a bit.
Attuning 1 sux each Spellcasting and Psionics
Spellcasting 1d8: [5] = 5
Wild Die 1d6: [2] = 2

Psionics 1d6: [2] = 2
Wild Die 1d6: [2] = 2

Benny to reroll
Psionics 1d6: [4] = 4
Wild Die 1d6: [5] = 5
Last edited by Adriana on Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:00 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6

Athletics d8 (+2 Climb), Common Knowledge d4, Notice d4 (+2 If Cat/Man Monster Form), Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Spellcasting d8, Psionics d6, Fighting d10 (+2), Intimidation d4, Survival d4, Shooting d4, Occult d4, Language d4 American (Native: Spanguese)

PPE 18/20- (10 from Werecat 5 from gem, 5 from advance)
ISP 20/20 - (10 from Werecat 10 from gem)
Bennie's 4/3

Wounds 0/3

Claws STR+2d12 AP 8, Bite STR+2d4 AP 8, Silver Plated Sword STR+d6

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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Not really prone to that hogwash about psionics or magics, the young broken hearted lad clambered over to the door with renewed curiosity. Finally their was an enigma to replace his feelings for a girl. He called out into the chamber piping his excited words through his Supertroopers PA system, “I am going to check this door out folks! I have been waiting to use my enhanced mass spect reader, I should hopefully be able to what this door has been used for... Hang tight.”

It did not matter that @Dominic Skodati was an ass, @Marten was just there, or that @Heather Todd had betrayed him. For now he had forgotton that @Everett Jackson was a monster, and that @Adriana had given some sage advice. Heck the kid even forgot that @Gaspard Gillead was a devil man. All that really mattered was unraveling this doors secrets.

But of course he did not forget his new friend, because like the door he was a new shiny thing. He waved over at @Kidemonas ”Common man, lets check this wicked cool door out.”
Weird Science 12 includes the -4, object read with strong (from the moment of creation), Not sure if this works for opening the door too... But he would spend a couple of hours learning about the door and its surroundings.
Weird Science Object read with 1d10! 1d6!: [10!, 6]+[2] = 18
Success allows the character to see events that occurred within 10 yards up to about five years past. A raise increases this to 100 years and 20 yards. The caster can “fast forward” and “rewind” as desired, skimming about 10 years of history per minute of real time.

When watching an actual event, it occurs in real time, just as if watching a digital video.

MODIFIERS„ „ STRONG (+2): The caster can see or hear from the item's creation forward.
Alex Stat Block
Attributes: Agility d8(2), Smarts d10(2Mars, 1), Spirit d6(1), Strength d4(0) {1d12+4}, Vigor d8+[2]( [d10](1, 1 advance)
Charisma: 2; Pace: 10; Parry: 6 ; Toughness: 20(10)[1] MDC; Strain: 0
Combat Edges: Elan, rock and roll, [fearless], [Battle hardened]
Powers Weird Science: Detect/conceal(25/25), Blast(25/25), Dispel(25/25), smite(25/25)
Bennies
6/3
+1 post rate
+1 interlude
+1 loot organization
Alex Weapon
WI-GL20 Automatic
Damage: By grenade type: plasma 3d10 SBT, 60/120/240, shots 40, rof: 3
Weight: 75
Snapfire, RoF uses one grenade per shot.
Smite Power Attached to it with an Electricity Trapping ( Mega Version is Available as well)
Alex Armor
  • Triax T-31 Super Trooper: Size 1, +10 M.D.C. Armor, +2 Toughness, Strength d12+4, Pace 7.
    Notes: Jet Boosters (Jump 12” horizontal, 6” vertical)
    • „
    • 2 × Rocket Launchers (shoulders). They only fire the F4 Fusion Block missiles (Range 15/30/60, Damage 6d6, RoF 1, AP 25, Mega Damage, SBT). Each launcher has two missiles
    • „ „ 2×Mounted Rocket Launchers (legs)Left anti-vehicle(4d6 AP11), right normal(5d6 AP6) SBT. 100/200/400, RoF 1, shots 2
      „„
    • 3 × MAE-3 (“Maysies”) Hand Charges. The Maysies are thrown or placed (Range 5/10/20, Damage 3d8, RoF 1, AP 10, Mega Damage, SBT)
      • Fusion Missiles are $3K each. The MAE-3 cost $750.
    • „ „ Vibro-Sword (right arm)
      „„
    • 2 × Laser Torches (each palm). The laser torches can be used in combat (Range 4/8/16, Damage 3d6, RoF 1, AP 3, Mega Damage
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Examining the door and trying his best to figure out what was going on Kidemonas found he was having trouble concentrating. This place was strange and the power rushing into and filling him was distracting. "A door, what door? Want me to rip it open?"
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Detect Arcana 22; 5 successes
+2 for 4 ISP
Psionics 1d12!!+2: [6]+2 = 8
Wild 1d6!!+2: [20!!]+2 = 22
Found gem 10; 2 successes
+2 for 4 ISP
Psionics 1d12!!+2: [8]+2 = 10
Wild 1d6!!+2: [4]+2 = 6
Gems found
Blue sapphire: Intangibility; 20 ISP
Green emerald; Mind Wipe; 15 ISP
EDIT: Since I didn't realize each gem needed a Detect Arcana roll, rather than making a second, I will just recombine them into a 35 ISP gem with Intangibility.

Amity/Ruins
Morning
Round 0

Heather moved with the others to survey the ruin. It appeared inhabited only by corpses, and was safe from the storm outside, and all those crystals! Even Heather got the itch. When Alex raced off toward the remaining, sealed door, she nodded to him. “Yes, take care of that,” she said, a bit distracted as she surveyed the crystals.

Heather closed her eyes and focused, using her power to discern the powers of the stones. Two of them stood out with particular power, and she walked over and plucked them off the corpse, studying them further, a blue sapphire and green emerald. “Powerful,” she murmured, carefully pocketing them in her armor. She would see if she could get Alex to create a necklace or circlet to wear them.

***

Double ISP: 59/80
Nexus effects: Triple range, triple duration, +4 damage effects, +2 Toughness for defensive powers, Dynamic Backlash
Character Tracker
Heather Todd Character Sheet
Parry: 4; Toughness: 16 (8)
ISP: 36/40
Blue Mind Gem: 20/20 ISP
Green Mind Gem: 15/15 ISP
Bennies: 4/3
Shard Pistol: 12/12 shots
Armor: 10/10 PP
Fireburst Rifle: 20/20 shots
First aid kit: 3/3
Powers: bolt, conceal arcana*, detect arcana*, empathy (free reroll), fear (free reroll), fly*, intangibility* (mind gem), invisibility (armor), mind link, mind reading, mind wipe (mind gem), puppet, slumber, telekinesis (auto raise)
Encumbrance: 36.75/20 (including pack, 56.75/20, -2 Pace, running, Agility-linked skills, Vigor to resist Fatigue)(Normal: Armor 13, Coat 5, 4 Grenades 2=20)
Major Psionic: May spend 2 ISP to gain +1 to the roll, or 4 ISP for +2.
Master of Psionics: Mind Melters get a free reroll on all Trait rolls when using psychic abilities and their Psionics skill; this does not allow Critical Failures to be rerolled.
Mental Resistance: Melters have +4 to all checks to resist psionic effects, and +4 armor against psionic damage..
Grenades (carried)
  • 1 High Explosive
  • 9 Fragmentation
  • 2 Plasma
Keeping/Armed
Stealth armor (12)
Overcoat (5)
Grenades (3) (1 HE, 2 Plasma, 9 frag)=20
Survival pack and field computer (2) (in room)
Leaving in Locker
Flaming Sword
Shard Pistol
Fireburst rifle
1 High Explosive grenade
11 Fragmentation grenades
2 Plasma grenades
Shopping List
Hand scanner
Stun grenades
Smoke grenades
AP grenades
EMP grenades
Mission
Destroy the Bleak Tome.
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Heather Todd Character Sheet
Parry: 4; Toughness: 14 (6)
ISP: 30/30
Armor: 10/10 PP
Bennies: 4/3
Encumbrance: 28/28 (including pack, 70.75/28, -2 Agility and Strength skills)
Major Psionic: Mind Melters have the Major Psionic Edge and can spend 2 ISP to gain a +1 with any Psionic skill roll, or 4 ISP for a +2 (paid before the roll is made). These effects are doubled when on a ley line.
Mental Resistance/Mentalist: +6 vs Psionic effects, +4 Armor vs Psionic damage, +2 opposed Psionics rolls
Rapid Recharge: 1 ISP/30m
Grenades (carried)
  • 1 High Explosive
  • 1 Fragmentation
  • 2 Plasma
Shard Pistol: 36/36 shots
Fireburst Rifle: 20/20 shots
Adventure Card
  • Let’s Settle This: Play at the beginning of a combat round with no Jokers. No character can soak wounds until a Joker is drawn.
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Find Gem 2 successes Detect Arcana 2 successes
Spellcasting (Locate gem) 1d12!!: [6] = 6
Spellcasting Wild (Locate gem) 1d6!!: [7!!] = 7
Benny (greedy hindrance)
Spellcasting (Locate gem - benny) 1d12!!: [10] = 10
Spellcasting Wild (Locate gem - benny) 1d6!!: [2] = 2

Detect Arcana: 1d12!!+1: [2]+1 = 3
Detect Arcana Wild 1d6!!+1: [3]+1 = 4
Benny (if I am going to risk a storm it might as well be worth it)
Detect Arcana (benny): 1d12!!+1: [7]+1 = 8
Detect Arcana Wild (benny) 1d6!!+1: [3]+1 = 4
The room was littered with dead bodies but I couldn't see them past the glow of all the gems. They blinded my wizard's sight as they radiated mystic power to varying degrees. It was alluring, and I really wanted farm them all but there wasn't time. Despite the risks I kept by sight up - knowing it could attract the same fate that befell these dead guys but it was worth the risk.

There were some folks in Stormspire who would pay a fortune for these gems, they could create magic items and techno-wizard devices that would be things of legend. But, they weren't here so I rooted around and found something that would make me even more of a legend than I already am.

It was hard.


Picking up a few rocks and turning them over in his hand Dom picks through the corpses like a little old lady at a rummage sale, oblivious to the fact these were once living people. He lines up a couple, frowns, puts one down and picks up another, and examines it curiously. His face is puzzled as he tries to do some calculations.

Finally he settles on a single large gem and pockets it with a devilish smirk.
Gem
The stone contains the essence of an ancient being who is knowledgeable and connected in the astral realm. It has been dormant for a long time but will share its knowledge if properly coaxed.
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20 PPE
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Kidemonas starts looking around, he knows he should not use his powers here, but the swelling from being so overcharged makes it tempting like no other. Reaching out with his arcane senses and his natural draconic awareness he feels the stones. Finding a stone that sings to him Kidemonas lifts it. The stone are strange, somehow designed that the holder can create structures with his mind. Kidemonas wonders why such a thing would be needed. But he was a dragon and the need to fill his hoard was still a strong instinct for him. Grabbing the stone, he sees there is also a second one on the same corpse, likewise enchanted, this time with the ability to move object with telekinetic force.


Blue Diamond, creates walls of blue lightning.
10 PPE

Black Diamond, allows telekinesis
10 ISP
Hum, has fate spoken? We will see
Spellcasting 1d8!! or 1d6!!: [6]+[1] = 7
Benny Reroll Spellcasting 1d8!! or 1d6!!: [7]+[5] = 12
Second Benny Reroll Spellcasting 1d8!! or 1d6!!: [7]+[3] = 10
Third Benny Reroll Spellcasting 1d8!! or 1d6!!: [5]+[5] = 10
EP Benny Reroll Spellcasting 1d8!! or 1d6!! Dang it all I need is a raise here.: [3]+[4] = 7
EP Benny Reroll Spellcasting 1d8!! or 1d6!! Dang it all I need is a raise here.: [1]+[4] = 5
EP Benny Reroll Spellcasting 1d8!! or 1d6!! Dang it all I need is a raise here.: [2]+[1] = 3
EP Benny Reroll Spellcasting 1d8!! or 1d6!! Dang it all I need is a raise here.: [1]+[2] = 3
EP Benny Reroll Spellcasting 1d8!! or 1d6!! Dang it all I need is a raise here.: [9!!]+[2] = 11
Yeah Raise!

Well that is weird, somehow I rolled twice that time.
EP Benny Reroll Spellcasting 1d8!! or 1d6!! Dang it all I need is a raise here.: [6]+[3] = 9

Rolling for Psionics also per GM in Discord.
Psionics roll 1d4!! or 1d6!!: [1]+[10!!] = 11
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The gems that caught Adriana's attention were in rough form, not cut. They had the blemishes removed from the outsides but otherwise were untouched. One of an orange citrine that had the Detect Conceal Arcana Spellcasting power and 5ppe. The other blue topaz with the Relief Psionic power and 10isp. She pockets the pair after a while and looks around some more.
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Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6

Athletics d8 (+2 Climb), Common Knowledge d4, Notice d4 (+2 If Cat/Man Monster Form), Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Spellcasting d8, Psionics d6, Fighting d10 (+2), Intimidation d4, Survival d4, Shooting d4, Occult d4, Language d4 American (Native: Spanguese)

PPE 18/20- (10 from Werecat 5 from gem, 5 from advance)
ISP 20/20 - (10 from Werecat 10 from gem)
Bennie's 4/3

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OOC Comments
Find the Gem 1d12!!: [1] = 1
Wild Spellcasting 1d6!!: [2] = 2
Benny
Reroll Find the Gem 1d12!!: [1] = 1
Reroll Wild Spellcasting 1d6!!: [1] = 1

Secret Happy Fun Time 1d10: [6] = 6

Speak Languages 1d12!!: [1] = 1
Wild Spellcasting 1d6!!: [3] = 3
Benny because seriously
Benny Speak Languages 1d12!!: [8] = 8
Wild Spellcasting 1d6!!: [4] = 4
Finally a good roll. Raise on Speak Languages to read the panels

Gem Found: SPeak with Languages. 5 PPE. Comes with a Hindrance: Monologuer.
Gaspard, having discovered the nature of the gems in his research, has a very good idea what to look for. Unfortunately, something about the power-surge he experienced earlier is still keeping him a bit heady as they examine the bones for useful gems.

He's about to give up, when he finally manages to locate one to which he can attune. Plucking it up, perhaps a bit too hastily, he reels a bit, then begins babbling for several seconds in a language that hasn't been spoken since the waves of arcane destruction laid waste to the planet.
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Agility d6, Smarts d12, Spirit d10, Strength d4 (d8 in armor), Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: 4; Toughness: 17 (8); Strain: 0; Corruption: 0
Skills:
Spellcasting d12; Fighting d4; Athletics d4
Academics d8; Research d10; Common Knowledge d6; Occult d8
Persuasion d6 (Free Re-roll, -1 outside Occult circles); Notice d6; Stealth d4
Edges: Charismatic, Horns, Bind the Summoned, Spell Mastery (Interrogation); Ley Line Magic Mastery; Ley Line Phasing; Ley Line Gate; Sense Rifts; Shift Reality; Linguist; Diabolist; Strong-Willed; Psychotically Brave; Investigator
Hindrances: Quirk (Sweet Tooth); Minor Enemy (Toben Heiros); Code of Honor; Sensitive; Alien Physiology; Disconnected
Powers (Personal): Return From Whence You Came; Mystic Armory; Mana Chill; Authority; Wings of the Demon; Mystic Interrogation; From Darkness Born; Rapid Transit; Expanded Awareness
Powers (Gear, no Modifiers): Nightmode, Magnification, Wall of Flame (May Use Damage Modifier), Universal Translator, Fortify Will (may use Greater Boost Modifier)
Special: Communication Rift; Dimension Sense
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Combat Mage Heavy EBA (+6A/+3T, +2 Strength Die-types)
Vibro-Knife (Str + d4 MD, AP 6)
Rift Staff (Str + d6, Parry +1, Manipulate Rifts +2, 2-handed, +2 PPE/rd to do MD)
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Adriana eyes Gaspard as he starts babbling in gibberish. "Ah, is okay?" She looks like she's about to start edging away from him in case it is contagious.
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Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6

Athletics d8 (+2 Climb), Common Knowledge d4, Notice d4 (+2 If Cat/Man Monster Form), Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Spellcasting d8, Psionics d6, Fighting d10 (+2), Intimidation d4, Survival d4, Shooting d4, Occult d4, Language d4 American (Native: Spanguese)

PPE 18/20- (10 from Werecat 5 from gem, 5 from advance)
ISP 20/20 - (10 from Werecat 10 from gem)
Bennie's 4/3

Wounds 0/3

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Kidemonas eyes the D'norr "I am pretty new to the team so I could be wrong. But that does not seem normal. Should we do something like break up the magic around him or help reinforce his Spirit? Maybe he is possessed or something?"
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Kidemonas wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:06 pm Kidemonas eyes the D'norr "I am pretty new to the team so I could be wrong. But that does not seem normal. Should we do something like break up the magic around him or help reinforce his Spirit? Maybe he is possessed or something?"
Dom responds to Kidemonas while getting a dig in at his least favourite D'Norr, "It's pretty normal for Gaspard to sputter nonsense. Although that is a new kind of nonsense. Since he usually just repeats himself over and over again like a senile old man we can probably say its suspicious."

just to be safe, Dom takes a peek at Gaspard with his wizard's sight (detect arcana was already active but I can roll again if the duration has expired).
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Dominic Skodati wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:01 am Dome responds to Kidemonas while getting a dig in at his least favourite D'Norr, "It's pretty normal for Gaspard to sputter nonsense. Although that is a new kind of nonsense. Since he usually just repeats himself over and over again like a senile old man we can probably say its suspicious."
Kidemonas snickers a little, odd for a creature whose weight is measure in tonnage. "Sure, let me know what I need to do to help, if I can?"


Support Spellcasting 1d6!! or 1d6!!: [2]+[3] = 5 = Fail no help provided
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Card Draws
@Heather Todd (detect arcana): Ace Hearts
@Dominic Skodati (detect arcana): 2 Spades
Gaspard (Speak Language): 8 Hearts
Time: 2 Diamonds
1/10 clubs drawn
The 12th picks through the bodies of long-dead Shlaes. The allure of objects of power overrides even the most honorable reservations about grave robbing. This place is a treasure trove, and everyone who looked found at least something.
@Gaspard Gillead found a touch more than he bargained for. His newfound command of languages (at such a minor cost...right?) yields immediate benefit. The panels in the control room appear to have been viewscreens, assembled using a form of techno-wizardry. The wires, though, are fully decayed and no trace of them can be found. The print on the panels remains, etched permanently. They reference different shafts of the mine in which the arcane anomaly team finds themselves. There are 4 separate panels with empty sockets where some implement would have been placed. 2 are labeled "loader" and 2 are labeled "driller". There is no further reference for what these would have been.
@Alex's mass spectro reader shows him a wealth of information. When you see everything the door has seen since its creation, you could lose yourself for hours...days, even, watching hundreds of years of activity. Time being of the essence though, he takes note of a few major events.
The doors themselves are huge. They have to be, as this mine was dug by magical automatons of impressive size. Two in particular are large enough to make @Kidemonas look diminutive. Alex's scan of the history of these doors shows them entering, one after the other. Those golems have not since passed back through the doors. Unless they left by another route, they are still in the mine. Two more constructs arrived 3 months later. Smaller, though they don't lose much in mass to Kidemonas. These, too, have not departed by way of this door.
A few weeks after the arrival of the second set of constructs, loads of material begin exiting the mine to be loaded onto transports. The containers are always covered. You cannot tell what it is they're mining, but they're mining a lot of it.
The last event of note is the coming of the first Nihil Wave. In the midst of an attack by one faction seeking to seize the mine, you see the very air begin to vibrate...slowly, at first, and then quickly rising to a frenetic pitch. A strange look of panic passes over every face, whether magic user or psionic. An instant later, every Shlaes screams in agony, grasping at their heads or their chests. In unison, they all fall down dead. Alex has just witnessed the violent eradication of an entire race of humanoids, their souls and consciousnesses ripped from their bodies.
At least you know what it takes to open these doors.
Instructions
Alex, roll Spirit -2. Success means you handle it like a pro. It's like watching a war movie. Raise gives you a point of Conviction. Failure bestows a rank of Fatigue that cannot be recovered naturally until you leave Amity. (You may use Powers to recover it at -2.) Crit Fail and you develop a new Minor Hindrance fitting the experience. No matter the result, Alex has figured out what it takes to open the door and can do so at his or the group's leisure.
Do you have EBA or some other resistance to the oppressive environment of Amity? Good for you. If you don't, your ritual casting of Environmental Protection is wearing off. Either beg your friends for a casting of Environmental Protection or roll Vigor vs. Fatigue.
Determine your next course of action. Had enough of Amity? Let's fire up the ritual. Want to see what's behind Giant Door #1? Open sesa-you.
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Spirit -2, total 13
Alex spirit -2: 1d8! 1d6!: [8!, 7]+[4] = 19
A wealth of info came streaming at the boy, but his armor’s sensors broke it down for him in manageable bits, showing him the important stuff. The kid simply breathed, ”That is Ice... They were miners.” With wealth of info replacing all throughts of woman he opened the doors because, “I gotta find those golems, they are too ice.”

(Short of the doors barring some great evil, he opens them to find the golems inside)
Alex Stat Block
Attributes: Agility d8(2), Smarts d10(2Mars, 1), Spirit d6(1), Strength d4(0) {1d12+4}, Vigor d8+[2]( [d10](1, 1 advance)
Charisma: 2; Pace: 10; Parry: 6 ; Toughness: 20(10)[1] MDC; Strain: 0
Combat Edges: Elan, rock and roll, [fearless], [Battle hardened]
Powers Weird Science: Detect/conceal(25/25), Blast(25/25), Dispel(25/25), smite(25/25)
Bennies
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+1 post rate
+1 interlude
+1 loot organization
Alex Weapon
WI-GL20 Automatic
Damage: By grenade type: plasma 3d10 SBT, 60/120/240, shots 40, rof: 3
Weight: 75
Snapfire, RoF uses one grenade per shot.
Smite Power Attached to it with an Electricity Trapping ( Mega Version is Available as well)
Alex Armor
  • Triax T-31 Super Trooper: Size 1, +10 M.D.C. Armor, +2 Toughness, Strength d12+4, Pace 7.
    Notes: Jet Boosters (Jump 12” horizontal, 6” vertical)
    • „
    • 2 × Rocket Launchers (shoulders). They only fire the F4 Fusion Block missiles (Range 15/30/60, Damage 6d6, RoF 1, AP 25, Mega Damage, SBT). Each launcher has two missiles
    • „ „ 2×Mounted Rocket Launchers (legs)Left anti-vehicle(4d6 AP11), right normal(5d6 AP6) SBT. 100/200/400, RoF 1, shots 2
      „„
    • 3 × MAE-3 (“Maysies”) Hand Charges. The Maysies are thrown or placed (Range 5/10/20, Damage 3d8, RoF 1, AP 10, Mega Damage, SBT)
      • Fusion Missiles are $3K each. The MAE-3 cost $750.
    • „ „ Vibro-Sword (right arm)
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    • 2 × Laser Torches (each palm). The laser torches can be used in combat (Range 4/8/16, Damage 3d6, RoF 1, AP 3, Mega Damage
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As Alex opens the door, Gaspard moves forward to get his attention. Looking up at the armored form, he motions with a hand to stop. "We should probably at least discuss this a moment, Alex. After all, we don't know when the next wave of destruction will pass." He indicates Heather. "You should at least let our commander know why you want to delay the ritual and go diving into these mines. I'm sure the reason is a good one, at least."
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Agility d6, Smarts d12, Spirit d10, Strength d4 (d8 in armor), Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: 4; Toughness: 17 (8); Strain: 0; Corruption: 0
Skills:
Spellcasting d12; Fighting d4; Athletics d4
Academics d8; Research d10; Common Knowledge d6; Occult d8
Persuasion d6 (Free Re-roll, -1 outside Occult circles); Notice d6; Stealth d4
Edges: Charismatic, Horns, Bind the Summoned, Spell Mastery (Interrogation); Ley Line Magic Mastery; Ley Line Phasing; Ley Line Gate; Sense Rifts; Shift Reality; Linguist; Diabolist; Strong-Willed; Psychotically Brave; Investigator
Hindrances: Quirk (Sweet Tooth); Minor Enemy (Toben Heiros); Code of Honor; Sensitive; Alien Physiology; Disconnected
Powers (Personal): Return From Whence You Came; Mystic Armory; Mana Chill; Authority; Wings of the Demon; Mystic Interrogation; From Darkness Born; Rapid Transit; Expanded Awareness
Powers (Gear, no Modifiers): Nightmode, Magnification, Wall of Flame (May Use Damage Modifier), Universal Translator, Fortify Will (may use Greater Boost Modifier)
Special: Communication Rift; Dimension Sense
Gear
Soulguard (+2 Resistance to Corruption/mind control; Fortify Will Power)
Combat Mage Heavy EBA (+6A/+3T, +2 Strength Die-types)
Vibro-Knife (Str + d4 MD, AP 6)
Rift Staff (Str + d6, Parry +1, Manipulate Rifts +2, 2-handed, +2 PPE/rd to do MD)
Branaghan Arms Special Overcoat (+2A/+1T; It Has Pockets!)
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Amity/Ruins
Morning
Round 0

“This is a mine?” Heather asked as the text of the control panels was read. Then she heard the grinding of the great doors being opened and went to investigate with surprise.

“We don’t know what’s behind those doors!” Heather warned.

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Double ISP: 59/80
Nexus effects: Triple range, triple duration, +4 damage effects, +2 Toughness for defensive powers, Dynamic Backlash
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Heather Todd Character Sheet
Parry: 4; Toughness: 16 (8)
ISP: 36/40
Blue Mind Gem: 35/35 ISP; intangibility
Bennies: 4/3
Shard Pistol: 12/12 shots
Armor: 10/10 PP
Fireburst Rifle: 20/20 shots
First aid kit: 3/3
Powers: bolt, conceal arcana*, detect arcana*, empathy (free reroll), fear (free reroll), fly*, intangibility* (mind gem), invisibility (armor), mind link, mind reading, mind wipe (mind gem), puppet, slumber, telekinesis (auto raise)
Encumbrance: 36.75/20 (including pack, 56.75/20, -2 Pace, running, Agility-linked skills, Vigor to resist Fatigue)(Normal: Armor 13, Coat 5, 4 Grenades 2=20)
Major Psionic: May spend 2 ISP to gain +1 to the roll, or 4 ISP for +2.
Master of Psionics: Mind Melters get a free reroll on all Trait rolls when using psychic abilities and their Psionics skill; this does not allow Critical Failures to be rerolled.
Mental Resistance: Melters have +4 to all checks to resist psionic effects, and +4 armor against psionic damage..
Grenades (carried)
1 High Explosive
9 Fragmentation
2 Plasma
Keeping/Armed
Stealth armor (12)
Overcoat (5)
Grenades (3) (1 HE, 2 Plasma, 9 frag)=20
Survival pack and field computer (2) (in room)
Leaving in Locker
Flaming Sword
Shard Pistol
Fireburst rifle
1 High Explosive grenade
11 Fragmentation grenades
2 Plasma grenades
Shopping List
Hand scanner
Stun grenades
Smoke grenades
AP grenades
EMP grenades
Mission
Destroy the Bleak Tome.
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Heather Todd Character Sheet
Parry: 4; Toughness: 14 (6)
ISP: 30/30
Armor: 10/10 PP
Bennies: 4/3
Encumbrance: 28/28 (including pack, 70.75/28, -2 Agility and Strength skills)
Major Psionic: Mind Melters have the Major Psionic Edge and can spend 2 ISP to gain a +1 with any Psionic skill roll, or 4 ISP for a +2 (paid before the roll is made). These effects are doubled when on a ley line.
Mental Resistance/Mentalist: +6 vs Psionic effects, +4 Armor vs Psionic damage, +2 opposed Psionics rolls
Rapid Recharge: 1 ISP/30m
Grenades (carried)
  • 1 High Explosive
  • 1 Fragmentation
  • 2 Plasma
Shard Pistol: 36/36 shots
Fireburst Rifle: 20/20 shots
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"Hey kid. It's time to go, once we let death take up residence here she can make friends with what's down there."

As soon as the words are out of his mouth Dom frowns, death would never raise up an army of exiled miners and take vengeance would she? Sighing he looks at Heather and Gaspard.

"The kid is nuts but we better clear this place before we unleash death on the world. Might kill someone we don't mean to."
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Dominic Skodati wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:56 pm "Hey kid. It's time to go, once we let death take up residence here she can make friends with what's down there."

As soon as the words are out of his mouth Dom frowns, death would never raise up an army of exiled miners and take vengeance would she? Sighing he looks at Heather and Gaspard.

"The kid is nuts but we better clear this place before we unleash death on the world. Might kill someone we don't mean to."
Kidemonas thinks for a moment. "I mean, would it matter to her? She would just raise the corpses of whatever we kill anyways right. This place needs sanctified by a priest or the result is the same." Kidemonas does not think a priest could sanctify a whole planet, but one could try.
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Gaspard considers the issue a bit more. "The more I think about it, Miss @Heather Todd, the more I believe that prudence is on securing at least the nearest parts of the mine. While unlikely to have anyone living, the possibility of automated defenses interrupting the rite is enough to suggest some prepatory exploration."

He looks over at the youth @Alex. "Alex seems to have good instincts on this sort of thing, too. Of course, your decision is what ultimately matters."
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Agility d6, Smarts d12, Spirit d10, Strength d4 (d8 in armor), Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: 4; Toughness: 17 (8); Strain: 0; Corruption: 0
Skills:
Spellcasting d12; Fighting d4; Athletics d4
Academics d8; Research d10; Common Knowledge d6; Occult d8
Persuasion d6 (Free Re-roll, -1 outside Occult circles); Notice d6; Stealth d4
Edges: Charismatic, Horns, Bind the Summoned, Spell Mastery (Interrogation); Ley Line Magic Mastery; Ley Line Phasing; Ley Line Gate; Sense Rifts; Shift Reality; Linguist; Diabolist; Strong-Willed; Psychotically Brave; Investigator
Hindrances: Quirk (Sweet Tooth); Minor Enemy (Toben Heiros); Code of Honor; Sensitive; Alien Physiology; Disconnected
Powers (Personal): Return From Whence You Came; Mystic Armory; Mana Chill; Authority; Wings of the Demon; Mystic Interrogation; From Darkness Born; Rapid Transit; Expanded Awareness
Powers (Gear, no Modifiers): Nightmode, Magnification, Wall of Flame (May Use Damage Modifier), Universal Translator, Fortify Will (may use Greater Boost Modifier)
Special: Communication Rift; Dimension Sense
Gear
Soulguard (+2 Resistance to Corruption/mind control; Fortify Will Power)
Combat Mage Heavy EBA (+6A/+3T, +2 Strength Die-types)
Vibro-Knife (Str + d4 MD, AP 6)
Rift Staff (Str + d6, Parry +1, Manipulate Rifts +2, 2-handed, +2 PPE/rd to do MD)
Branaghan Arms Special Overcoat (+2A/+1T; It Has Pockets!)
Bag of Holding
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Kidemonas prepares to help destroy whatever awaits on the other side of the door. From the looks of the others these doors will be opened and with this group not having a leader to make the calls like the 3rd did then it seems each does as they please. Concentrating for about 10 seconds he then says. "I am ready to kill whatever attacks from the other side."


Activate Arcane Protection Psionics 1d4!! or Wild 1d6!! +1 from Self only: [15!!]+[3] = 18
Activate Protection More Armor Toughness Psionics 1d4!! or Wild 1d6!!: [2]+[1] = 3
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Practicality says that dead people aren't going to use the objects again so why shouldn't the living take it. When Alex opens the doors her eyes widen. "What if killer beyond doors?" She likes a good fight but something that could annihilate a race isn't likely to be stopped by her.
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Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6

Athletics d8 (+2 Climb), Common Knowledge d4, Notice d4 (+2 If Cat/Man Monster Form), Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Spellcasting d8, Psionics d6, Fighting d10 (+2), Intimidation d4, Survival d4, Shooting d4, Occult d4, Language d4 American (Native: Spanguese)

PPE 18/20- (10 from Werecat 5 from gem, 5 from advance)
ISP 20/20 - (10 from Werecat 10 from gem)
Bennie's 4/3

Wounds 0/3

Claws STR+2d12 AP 8, Bite STR+2d4 AP 8, Silver Plated Sword STR+d6

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Alex would have flung the doors open wide prepared to see what was on the otherside... Except @Gaspard Gillead urged caution... The boy sighed regretting having taken Gaspard off his list of people he needed to scratch off. Still Alex, you got to trust one of them right? Yeah Max would have wanted him to trust the shifter... Ok Max, ok... Trust Gaspard. The super trooper halted opening the doors after moving them a couple of inches.

Over the suits PA Alex’s voice echoed across the chamber slightly annoyed but at least willing to listen to wise counsel, “Ok Gaspard... Talk, I know what I saw... A mine with cool automatons we should at least go get some of them before we need to leave.”
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Attributes: Agility d8(2), Smarts d10(2Mars, 1), Spirit d6(1), Strength d4(0) {1d12+4}, Vigor d8+[2]( [d10](1, 1 advance)
Charisma: 2; Pace: 10; Parry: 6 ; Toughness: 20(10)[1] MDC; Strain: 0
Combat Edges: Elan, rock and roll, [fearless], [Battle hardened]
Powers Weird Science: Detect/conceal(25/25), Blast(25/25), Dispel(25/25), smite(25/25)
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Amity/Ruins
Morning
Round 0

Heather sighed. “We’re here to cast that ritual,” she reminded the others. “The longer we stay here, the more likely we are to get caught out by the dangers here.” She rubbed her forehead. “But I suppose now that the door is open, we should make sure nothing dangerous is going to come out and interrupt the ritual. Let’s go.”

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Double ISP: 59/80
Nexus effects: Triple range, triple duration, +4 damage effects, +2 Toughness for defensive powers, Dynamic Backlash
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Heather Todd Character Sheet
Parry: 4; Toughness: 16 (8)
ISP: 36/40
Blue Mind Gem: 35/35 ISP; intangibility
Bennies: 4/3
Shard Pistol: 12/12 shots
Armor: 10/10 PP
Fireburst Rifle: 20/20 shots
First aid kit: 3/3
Powers: bolt, conceal arcana*, detect arcana*, empathy (free reroll), fear (free reroll), fly*, intangibility* (mind gem), invisibility (armor), mind link, mind reading, mind wipe (mind gem), puppet, slumber, telekinesis (auto raise)
Encumbrance: 36.75/20 (including pack, 56.75/20, -2 Pace, running, Agility-linked skills, Vigor to resist Fatigue)(Normal: Armor 13, Coat 5, 4 Grenades 2=20)
Major Psionic: May spend 2 ISP to gain +1 to the roll, or 4 ISP for +2.
Master of Psionics: Mind Melters get a free reroll on all Trait rolls when using psychic abilities and their Psionics skill; this does not allow Critical Failures to be rerolled.
Mental Resistance: Melters have +4 to all checks to resist psionic effects, and +4 armor against psionic damage..
Grenades (carried)
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Keeping/Armed
Stealth armor (12)
Overcoat (5)
Grenades (3) (1 HE, 2 Plasma, 9 frag)=20
Survival pack and field computer (2) (in room)
Leaving in Locker
Flaming Sword
Shard Pistol
Fireburst rifle
1 High Explosive grenade
11 Fragmentation grenades
2 Plasma grenades
Shopping List
Hand scanner
Stun grenades
Smoke grenades
AP grenades
EMP grenades
Mission
Destroy the Bleak Tome.
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Heather Todd Character Sheet
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ISP: 30/30
Armor: 10/10 PP
Bennies: 4/3
Encumbrance: 28/28 (including pack, 70.75/28, -2 Agility and Strength skills)
Major Psionic: Mind Melters have the Major Psionic Edge and can spend 2 ISP to gain a +1 with any Psionic skill roll, or 4 ISP for a +2 (paid before the roll is made). These effects are doubled when on a ley line.
Mental Resistance/Mentalist: +6 vs Psionic effects, +4 Armor vs Psionic damage, +2 opposed Psionics rolls
Rapid Recharge: 1 ISP/30m
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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"So lets do this. So much time talking about it and we will never get this over with." Ready for action Kidemonas was starting to wonder why things where taking so long.
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Kidemonas (Protection): 7 of Diamonds
Kidemonas (Arcane Protection): Jack of Diamonds
Time: 9 of Spades
1/10 clubs drawn
The 12th, having picked through the bodies, opts to move through the giant doors. With Alex's guidance, he and Kidemonas manage to heave the doors open. Stepping through to the next chamber you find a staging area, a nexus of several shafts. On the other side of a rail opposite the doors yawns a
Amity mine.jpg
containing a huge mining operation. More Shlaes bodies lie scattered around the place, though not as many as were in the entrance. The mine, despite having no outside illumination, still glows with enough light to see clearly. You owe the light to what amounts to a psionic/magical track-lighting of sorts laced all through the hall.

A cursory examination of your options, combined with Gaspard's ability to read the script, shows two active shafts, both off to the right of the entrance. Several other shafts labeled what translates as "TAPPED" sprawl outwards in various directions. On the floor of each shaft is what looks like a double-track system for either magically or psionically operated mining carts. The Shlaes left nothing to pure mechanics, it seems.
At the mouths of the two active shafts, you see several overturned carts. They must have been offloaded prior to the Nihil Wave because they contain no trace of whatever substance was being mined. It's hard to tell from here how deep the shafts go.

Alex, though, aims to find out. "SO ICE!" he cries as the enormity of the place gets the better of him. He moves quickly down the shaft furthest to the right, heedless of the calls of his friends to wait up. The Super Trooper armor enables a fast pace, and Alex makes full use of it. After about thirty seconds, Alex (and anyone who opted to follow him) lay eyes on the front line of the mining operation.

The mineshaft terminates in a fork. The face of each fork appears to have been actively worked by one of the two monstrous automatons still standing at the face. One is purpose-built for the digging out of the mineshafts.
Amity driller.jpg
is at least 60 feet tall.
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is built for loading the mined substance, and is just a bit smaller than Kidemonas. Below the face being worked by the loader are roughly a dozen deceased Shlaes and a variety of shovels, picks, and other tools built for extracting the vein of...gantrium...that lays exposed before you. Those with any knowledge of the substance stop for a moment to stare in awe at a lacework vein of un-mined metal the worth of which, just on the face you see, could bequeath generations of your offspring affluence undreamed of for the next millennium or three.

Instructions:
Make one roll for Notice. If you opt to use Detect Arcana or EDA, roll once as well. Your results are below. Remember that casting DA or EDA will trigger a card draw.
Notice
Not all of the deceased Shlaes scattered before you died of the Nihil Wave. There appears to have been violence. Two bodies lay crushed beneath the feet of the loader.
Notice -2
One of the overturned carts has a lump of gantrium about the size of an apple lying inside. There is also a piece partially dislodged from the wall face you might be able to extract with a little time and tools. Roll Repair at -2 to determine how much you can extract.
Notice -4
The loader and digger both appear to be casting their own glow independent of the lighted mine. You can't tell the source.
Detect Arcana
The loader and digger are both partially charged for use. It may be possible to activate them somehow
Detect Arcana -4 or Exalted Detect Arcana
Look for a private message.
Beware the mesmerizing eyes of the snake!
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Notice 5 then 3 Detect Arcana 15 them 11 Occult 2
Notice 1d6+2: [3]+2 = 5
Wild Die 1d6+2: [2]+2 = 4

2nd Notice 1d6: [2] = 2 +2 -2 for flat roll

Detect Arcana 1d8: [3] = 3
Wild Die 1d6: [6] = 6
Ace 1d6: [6] = 6
Ace 2 1d6: [3] = 3

Occult 1d4: [4] = 4
Wild Die 1d6: [2] = 2
Occult Ace 1d4: [2] = 2 -4
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Athletics d8 (+2 Climb), Common Knowledge d4, Notice d4 (+2 If Cat/Man Monster Form), Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Spellcasting d8, Psionics d6, Fighting d10 (+2), Intimidation d4, Survival d4, Shooting d4, Occult d4, Language d4 American (Native: Spanguese)

PPE 18/20- (10 from Werecat 5 from gem, 5 from advance)
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Notice 5, Exalted Detect Arcana 6, Occult 13
Notice 1d6!!/1d6!!: [5]/[5] = 1
Exalted Detect Arcana 1d12!!+1/1d6!!+1: [5]+1/[4]+1 = 1.2
Benny Exalted Detect Arcana 1d12!!+1 / 1d6!!+1: [1]+1+[5]+1 = 8
Occult 1d8!! / 1d6!!: [13!!]+[2] = 15
For the first time since he arrived on the scene in the shadows of Mordin's lair Dominic is speechless. His cigarette hangs limpy from his mouth as he stands and stares slack jawed at the walls of the mine. A handful of this metal could make him rich, there was enough here to make him something unfathomable. Best part was, they were about to put the best pitbull in place to guard it too. Avatar of death...Dom's brain rolled over the options quickly. How could be build a backdoor to this place that wouldn't literally just be death's door?

Absentmindedly he takes some ore and shoves it in his pockets, backpack, and anything else he can fit it into. Looking at the hauler bot he smiles...despite the two bodies beneath it.

Maybe we can haul out a big load with that thing...two big loads if Kid will pull a cart.
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Notice 1d6!! WD 1d6!!: [2]+[2] = 4

Benny to Re=Roll

Notice 1d6!! WD 1d6!!: [8!!]+[3] = 11

Psionics 1d8!! WD 1d6!!: [1]+[4] = 5

CK 1d4!! WD 1d6!!: [7!!]+[3] = 10
Marten slowly takes it all in, letting out a low whistle. "Damn, Gina." he whispers, as if to himself. Noticing the Machines inner glow, he tries to activate his mind's eye, but it does not work. Perhaps this place is interfering with his abilities, he thinks.

He points at the machinery and says quietly as if he's afraid of drawing some unwanted thing's attention "What's with the glowing?"
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Everett nods with his response to @Marten, "Yeah,
Notice d6!-1: [5]-1 = 4
Wild 1 1d6!-1: [6!, 5]-1 = 10
. I'm not a magic man like the rest of you, but Bali is raging up a storm inside my head. Well, more so than usual. I'm not sure if its the shiny glowy rocks or the glowy golems, but its probably both to be honest. The closer I get to the rocks or the golems the grumpier it gets. Those things might still be active. I don't think death world nihil conditions finished all of these folks off and the only thing I see around here that might be dangerous are these two glowing golems."


He keeps Bali ready in case the lifeless golems aren't quite lifeless, but he does point out the rocks he sees, "@Dominic Skodati looks like he's about to lose his mind over the shiny rocks. I assume that means they're something good. I see a chunk of it in that cart we can take. From the looks of that vein we might be able to dig some more out over there if we really want to stand around and take the time to do it."
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Looking at the golem, Dom smiles.

"Well hello big fella...looks like someone left the engine running."

He stoops down to the two bodies crushed beneath its feet and looks them over, which to others looks a lot like looting dead bodies, "What are the odds they still got the car keys?"

Vaguely aware of Everett blathering in the background Dom waves a dismissive hand, "We take as much as we can. What is in the cart is worth more than you will ever be able to spend in your limited lifetime. I, however, plan to well served in my eventual immortality."
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@Everett Jackson

"I don't know man, I'm not here to collect rocks. We need to focus on getting out of here in one piece."
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OOC Comments
Notice 1d6!!+2: [7!!]+2 = 9
Wild Notice1d6!!+2: [11!!]+2 = 13
Gaspard takes in the scene before them quickly, nodding as Dominic gets quickly (and predictably) to the business of looting everything not nailed down, then looking for a crowbar to get the rest. "The stone from the cart is fine, and if anyone wants to grab some more loose ore, they should go ahead. But activating that machinery might very well draw the Nihil storms here. If we can dislodge the larger piece without using the automatons, fine, but if not, then I say we leave it where it is and get on with the ritual. Would you concur, Miss @Heather Todd?"
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Agility d6, Smarts d12, Spirit d10, Strength d4 (d8 in armor), Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: 4; Toughness: 17 (8); Strain: 0; Corruption: 0
Skills:
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Academics d8; Research d10; Common Knowledge d6; Occult d8
Persuasion d6 (Free Re-roll, -1 outside Occult circles); Notice d6; Stealth d4
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"They only nap. Maybe set to protect?" She says as she points out the bodies under the loader. "Look like it kill them. Maybe after storm. Or maybe it somehow trigger storm?"

She keeps a careful eye on the loader as she collects some of the ore herself, as much as she can without waking the things or until they wake.
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Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6

Athletics d8 (+2 Climb), Common Knowledge d4, Notice d4 (+2 If Cat/Man Monster Form), Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Spellcasting d8, Psionics d6, Fighting d10 (+2), Intimidation d4, Survival d4, Shooting d4, Occult d4, Language d4 American (Native: Spanguese)

PPE 18/20- (10 from Werecat 5 from gem, 5 from advance)
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Notice 9
Notice 1d4!!: [3] = 3
Wild 1d6!!: [9!!] = 9
Exalted Detect Arcana 17
Psionics 1d12!!: [17!!] = 17
Wild 1d6!!: [7!!] = 7
Amity/Mine
Afternoon
Round 0

Heather scanned the area around the gantrium vein, looking at the bodies at the feet of the machines. Then she focused and risked activating her ability to see magic. She studied the loaders.

“Gaspard is right. We are on a schedule here,” she reminded the others. “And Adriana is right, too. Those machines aren’t powered down. I don’t think we want to risk waking them up. If you want, take what you can carry in your pockets or pack. Don’t weigh yourself down. You’ll be plenty rich with even just a small piece. If you can wedge out the bigger piece from the wall, fine. But don’t touch the automatons.”

Heather only picked up a small piece of gantrium ore. She was already struggling under the weight of her armor and pack.

She looked over at Gaspard. “What kind of space or location do we need to release and kill this avatar of death?” she asked him. “This mine is protected from the storms on the surface. Is it big enough?”
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Parry: 4; Toughness: 14 (6)
ISP: 30/30
Armor: 10/10 PP
Bennies: 4/3
Encumbrance: 28/28 (including pack, 70.75/28, -2 Agility and Strength skills)
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Kidemonas was eating a few of the smaller gantium stones thinking to recover them later they way he recovered the weapons and parts of the brodkil he had eaten in the past beginning to try at dislodging the large one when he heard the conversation about the golems. "Wasn't the control center back there labeled for controlling them?

"I mean, if we need to use them that would be how. But yeah, it looks like they started killing stuff. So maybe lets let them sit just in case."


At the mention of him towing a cart full of the stuff he thinks that is not such a bad idea. "I think myself and the demon slave over there." indicating Everette with a point of his tail. "Can work out a couple of carts. Then when we get back we can all split the rewards evenly."

Then an idea comes to him. Looking between the two arcane experts he asks @Dominic Skodati and @Gaspard Gillead. "With all this power here and everything else. What will stop this death avatar from just using it to open its own portal to whatever dimension it wants?"
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When Kid asks about Death opening its own portal she freezes and looks over at the magic experts. The whole point was to keep it contained. If it could travel wherever it pleased...well, as dangerous as the book is, that seems worse to her. "Can Death open portal?"
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Athletics d8 (+2 Climb), Common Knowledge d4, Notice d4 (+2 If Cat/Man Monster Form), Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Spellcasting d8, Psionics d6, Fighting d10 (+2), Intimidation d4, Survival d4, Shooting d4, Occult d4, Language d4 American (Native: Spanguese)

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Everett lets out a slight this-is-a-terrible-idea sigh before he says, "I think @Marten and @Heather Todd have the right of it. It'd be best to complete the mission and escape the hostile environmental conditions, but if we're going to take the time to do this then we need to do it and move on."
Kidemonas wrote: Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:29 am im towing a cart full of the stuff he thinks that is not such a bad idea. "I think myself and the demon slave over there." indicating Everette with a point of his tail. "Can work out a couple of carts. Then when we get back we can all split the rewards evenly."

Then an idea comes to him. Looking between the two arcane experts he asks @Dominic Skodati and @Gaspard Gillead. "With all this power here and everything else. What will stop this death avatar from just using it to open its own portal to whatever dimension it wants?"
He waits until @Kidemonas gets lippy then shrugs before chipping in, "Yeah, there's no way the overgrown lizard can haul more than I can, but he does make a point. If it would give us a tactical advantage, I would be in favor of spending some of our limited time. Lets make a decision and move."
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Everett, Human Titan Juicer
Pace: 10(d8); Parry: 8(1) Toughness: 24(9)
  • Uncanny Reflexes: Juicer reflexes are superhuman, granting them −2 to be hit by any attack they are aware of and +2 on Evasion rolls.
Note: Neither Quick nor Uncanny Reflexes apply on the first round of an unexpected combat/high-stress situation.
Combat-Relevant Edges & Abilities:
  • Ravenous Abandon (Berserk): Per the Berserk Edge, Everett can flip the switch and give partial control over his actions to the Reaver of Essence. This comes at a cost - ending Balitrox's berserking rage is not an option until its hunger has been sated by the blood of a wielder of arcane power
  • Charge: She may ignore the penalty for Running when making a Fighting attack at the end of her movement.
    • Overrun: If he moves at least one inch beyond his normal Pace before making any Fighting attacks, the hero adds +2 to the damage rolls. Any target Shaken by such an attack is knocked prone.
  • Drug-induced Euphoria/Tranquility: In order to keep the Juicer from burning out over a matter of days, the bio-comp constantly supplies a combination of psychotropic drugs and chemical inhibitors to keep him happy and calm. Juicers live in a state somewhere between mildly ecstatic and stoned, which causes −1 to all Smarts or Smarts-linked skill rolls in non-combat or low stress situations. On the first round of an unexpected combat or high-stress situation, the Juicer doesn’t gain the benefits of Uncanny Reflexes or Quick.
  • Frenzy: A character with Frenzy rolls a second Fighting die with any one of his Fighting attacks for the turn. The extra die may be allocated to the same or different targets as he sees fit. Resolve each separately.
  • Internal Repair System: As an action, the Juicer can make a natural healing roll at +2 to heal Wounds; this costs one charge.
  • Multi-Optic Helmet: It includes a targeting sight, magnification, thermal, infrared, ultraviolet, and night optics. The wearer ignores Illumination penalties, gains +2 to sight-based Notice checks or to offset Range penalties, and +1 Shooting with calibrated weapons. The helmet includes a hands-free radio (10-mile range) and megaphone voice-projection system.
  • Quick: Whenever you are dealt an Action Card of Five or lower, you may discard it and draw again until you get a card higher than Five.
  • Size +2
  • Split the Seconds: Juicers and Crazies often find themselves living between the ticks of the clock. This Edge allows them to ignore 2 points of Multi-Action penalties each turn (they can perform two actions at no penalty or three at −2 each).
  • Super Endurance: They require only half the normal amount of sleep and gain +2 on all Fatigue checks.
  • Trademark Weapon, Improved: +2 to Fighting with Balitrox and +2 Parry when Balitrox is readied.
Wounds: 0/3; Fatigue: 0/2; Balitrox's PPE: 5/5
Bennies: 3/3; Internal Repair System: 3/3
Burn: 6/8
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Occult 4
Occult 1d10!!+2: [2]+2 = 4
Wild 1d6!!+2: [2]+2 = 4
Research 7
Research 1d10!!+2: [5]+2 = 7
Wild 1d6!!+2: [2]+2 = 4
Amity/Mine
Afternoon
Round 0

Heather paused at Kidemenos’ and Adriana’s question. “I’m not sure we know enough to know whether Death could make a portal,” she admitted. “Let me check some things.”

Heather pulled the field computer out of her pack and sat down cross legged while the others worked on the gantrium, searching for any answers she could find.
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Parry: 4; Toughness: 14 (6)
ISP: 30/30
Armor: 10/10 PP
Bennies: 4/3
Encumbrance: 28/28 (including pack, 70.75/28, -2 Agility and Strength skills)
Major Psionic: Mind Melters have the Major Psionic Edge and can spend 2 ISP to gain a +1 with any Psionic skill roll, or 4 ISP for a +2 (paid before the roll is made). These effects are doubled when on a ley line.
Mental Resistance/Mentalist: +6 vs Psionic effects, +4 Armor vs Psionic damage, +2 opposed Psionics rolls
Rapid Recharge: 1 ISP/30m
Grenades (carried)
  • 1 High Explosive
  • 1 Fragmentation
  • 2 Plasma
Shard Pistol: 36/36 shots
Fireburst Rifle: 20/20 shots
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Everett Jackson wrote: Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:03 pm He waits until @Kidemonas gets lippy then shrugs before chipping in, "Yeah, there's no way the overgrown lizard can haul more than I can, but he does make a point. If it would give us a tactical advantage, I would be in favor of spending some of our limited time. Lets make a decision and move."
Offended at the idea of being called a lizard Kidemonas eyes the chemically enhanced warrior trying to think of an insult to toss back, gut his not so subtle reply has the tone of hurt in it obvious to anyone with more experience than his own few short months. "Overgrown Lizard? From someone more respectable, someone other than a demon's drugged up slave who spends most of his day on downers I would be insulted. I guess the drugs are just affecting your judgement again."

Turning back to help with the removal Kidemonas does what he can to remove the precious ore. Considering what he should do. Being disrespected hurt the young dragons pride, especially from a seasoned warrior bringing back to Kidemonas memories of his lesson at the claws of Kyxil.


Support with Strength 1d12!!+1 or Wild 1d6!!+1: [4]+1+[3]+1 = 9
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She frowns at Everett. "Not need be mean. Pride before fall."
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Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6

Athletics d8 (+2 Climb), Common Knowledge d4, Notice d4 (+2 If Cat/Man Monster Form), Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Spellcasting d8, Psionics d6, Fighting d10 (+2), Intimidation d4, Survival d4, Shooting d4, Occult d4, Language d4 American (Native: Spanguese)

PPE 18/20- (10 from Werecat 5 from gem, 5 from advance)
ISP 20/20 - (10 from Werecat 10 from gem)
Bennie's 4/3

Wounds 0/3

Claws STR+2d12 AP 8, Bite STR+2d4 AP 8, Silver Plated Sword STR+d6

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Kidemonas wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:55 am Offended at the idea of being called a lizard Kidemonas eyes the chemically enhanced warrior trying to think of an insult to toss back, gut his not so subtle reply has the tone of hurt in it obvious to anyone with more experience than his own few short months. "Overgrown Lizard? From someone more respectable, someone other than a demon's drugged up slave who spends most of his day on downers I would be insulted. I guess the drugs are just affecting your judgement again."

Turning back to help with the removal Kidemonas does what he can to remove the precious ore. Considering what he should do. Being disrespected hurt the young dragons pride, especially from a seasoned warrior bringing back to Kidemonas memories of his lesson at the claws of Kyxil.
Everett cocks his head to the side not unlike a confused puppy when @Kidemonas skulks off. That is until @Adriana chastises him and his jaw drops as he turns to face the werecat.

"He called me a demon slave first! We're mercenaries, or soldiers, or whatever you want to call us. Its what we do! We bust..I couldnt just let him..." The titan juicer attempts to placate Adriana until he wilts under her gaze, "Fine."

Everett hustles over to the dragon by the vein of ore and offers Kidemonas a proposition, "Alright, buddy. I'm sorry for calling you a big lizard, OK? How about we make this fun. Lets see who can get the most ore out of this wall before we move on!"

Everett lets the dragon get the first swipe at the wall then he steps up beside him and puts those
Support: +3
Strength 1d12!+6: [11]+6 = 17 - 4 = 13
Wild 1 1d6!+6: [4]+6 = 10 - 4 = 6
to work.
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Everett, Human Titan Juicer
Pace: 10(d8); Parry: 8(1) Toughness: 24(9)
  • Uncanny Reflexes: Juicer reflexes are superhuman, granting them −2 to be hit by any attack they are aware of and +2 on Evasion rolls.
Note: Neither Quick nor Uncanny Reflexes apply on the first round of an unexpected combat/high-stress situation.
Combat-Relevant Edges & Abilities:
  • Ravenous Abandon (Berserk): Per the Berserk Edge, Everett can flip the switch and give partial control over his actions to the Reaver of Essence. This comes at a cost - ending Balitrox's berserking rage is not an option until its hunger has been sated by the blood of a wielder of arcane power
  • Charge: She may ignore the penalty for Running when making a Fighting attack at the end of her movement.
    • Overrun: If he moves at least one inch beyond his normal Pace before making any Fighting attacks, the hero adds +2 to the damage rolls. Any target Shaken by such an attack is knocked prone.
  • Drug-induced Euphoria/Tranquility: In order to keep the Juicer from burning out over a matter of days, the bio-comp constantly supplies a combination of psychotropic drugs and chemical inhibitors to keep him happy and calm. Juicers live in a state somewhere between mildly ecstatic and stoned, which causes −1 to all Smarts or Smarts-linked skill rolls in non-combat or low stress situations. On the first round of an unexpected combat or high-stress situation, the Juicer doesn’t gain the benefits of Uncanny Reflexes or Quick.
  • Frenzy: A character with Frenzy rolls a second Fighting die with any one of his Fighting attacks for the turn. The extra die may be allocated to the same or different targets as he sees fit. Resolve each separately.
  • Internal Repair System: As an action, the Juicer can make a natural healing roll at +2 to heal Wounds; this costs one charge.
  • Multi-Optic Helmet: It includes a targeting sight, magnification, thermal, infrared, ultraviolet, and night optics. The wearer ignores Illumination penalties, gains +2 to sight-based Notice checks or to offset Range penalties, and +1 Shooting with calibrated weapons. The helmet includes a hands-free radio (10-mile range) and megaphone voice-projection system.
  • Quick: Whenever you are dealt an Action Card of Five or lower, you may discard it and draw again until you get a card higher than Five.
  • Size +2
  • Split the Seconds: Juicers and Crazies often find themselves living between the ticks of the clock. This Edge allows them to ignore 2 points of Multi-Action penalties each turn (they can perform two actions at no penalty or three at −2 each).
  • Super Endurance: They require only half the normal amount of sleep and gain +2 on all Fatigue checks.
  • Trademark Weapon, Improved: +2 to Fighting with Balitrox and +2 Parry when Balitrox is readied.
Wounds: 0/3; Fatigue: 0/2; Balitrox's PPE: 5/5
Bennies: 3/3; Internal Repair System: 3/3
Burn: 6/8
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Card Draws
Adriana: 9 Clubs
Dom: King Diamonds
Marten: Ace Diamonds
Heather: 9 Hearts
2/10 Clubs drawn
The 12th does their due diligence, examining the evidence before them as well as the arcane signatures around them. The outflow of magic and psionics causes a perceptible ripple in your souls. The feeling it leaves is...disconcerting.

@Heather Todd does a quick review on her computer. A cursory scan of the datastick Clotho gave her has details on the rituals of release, return, and to seal the world from the rifts. If their conclusions are accurate, once complete, the ritual of sealing should keep the avatar bound here for eternity. Along with the mountain...the planet of gantrium.

@Dominic Skodati pockets the single nugget of gantrium ore left over in the cart. The rest of the team searches the area, though no significant portions of ore are found. Crumbs and specks at best. If the AAT wants any more of the invaluable ore, they'll have to get it with the sweat of their brow. So Alex follows the lead of @Kidemonas and @Everett Jackson, and begins
Alex Repair: 1d12!!+4: [5]+4 = 9
Alex WD Repair: 1d6!!+4: [4]+4 = 8
with the tools at the mine face. He manages to pull out some sizable chunks of stone and ore from the largest exposed vein he can reach. "I think I can get some more..." He is cut off, though, by another (different) ripple of power.

Two, actually.

A low thrum begins to emanate from the loader. You hear, just down the opposite fork where the driller is, a deeper, reverberating hum that causes the floor to vibrate. The excitement in Alex's voice has drained at the ominous rumbling. "I got a bad feeling about this." Proditione glances up at the automaton, then shifts his gaze down to @Gaspard Gillead. A menacing grin slowly spreads across his face.
Instructions
The loader has not moved, but the innate glow has brightened. Minimal (Free Action) movement to look down the other fork of the mineshaft gives you a view of the digger, which also hasn't moved, but the glow is easily visible now.
What are you doing?
Beware the mesmerizing eyes of the snake!
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"Knew digging would be bad!" She moves to stand protectively in front of Heather to give the other time to get up if the things attack. She keeps watching the loader and the way to the digger from that vantage point, not wanting to be caught off guard if the digger joins them.
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Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6

Athletics d8 (+2 Climb), Common Knowledge d4, Notice d4 (+2 If Cat/Man Monster Form), Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Spellcasting d8, Psionics d6, Fighting d10 (+2), Intimidation d4, Survival d4, Shooting d4, Occult d4, Language d4 American (Native: Spanguese)

PPE 18/20- (10 from Werecat 5 from gem, 5 from advance)
ISP 20/20 - (10 from Werecat 10 from gem)
Bennie's 4/3

Wounds 0/3

Claws STR+2d12 AP 8, Bite STR+2d4 AP 8, Silver Plated Sword STR+d6

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Gaspard sighs. "Okay, yeah, I think we need to get out of here now, folks. Time to go back up top, and hopefully shut the door behind us. Perdie, wipe that smirk off your ugly mug. You are the group's rear guard, if those things give pursuit, wreck 'em as much as you can."
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Agility d6, Smarts d12, Spirit d10, Strength d4 (d8 in armor), Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: 4; Toughness: 17 (8); Strain: 0; Corruption: 0
Skills:
Spellcasting d12; Fighting d4; Athletics d4
Academics d8; Research d10; Common Knowledge d6; Occult d8
Persuasion d6 (Free Re-roll, -1 outside Occult circles); Notice d6; Stealth d4
Edges: Charismatic, Horns, Bind the Summoned, Spell Mastery (Interrogation); Ley Line Magic Mastery; Ley Line Phasing; Ley Line Gate; Sense Rifts; Shift Reality; Linguist; Diabolist; Strong-Willed; Psychotically Brave; Investigator
Hindrances: Quirk (Sweet Tooth); Minor Enemy (Toben Heiros); Code of Honor; Sensitive; Alien Physiology; Disconnected
Powers (Personal): Return From Whence You Came; Mystic Armory; Mana Chill; Authority; Wings of the Demon; Mystic Interrogation; From Darkness Born; Rapid Transit; Expanded Awareness
Powers (Gear, no Modifiers): Nightmode, Magnification, Wall of Flame (May Use Damage Modifier), Universal Translator, Fortify Will (may use Greater Boost Modifier)
Special: Communication Rift; Dimension Sense
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Soulguard (+2 Resistance to Corruption/mind control; Fortify Will Power)
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Amity/Mine
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Round 1

“Dang it!” Heather cursed as she felt the rumble and slammed her computer closed. She shoved it into her pack and stood. “Okay! Everyone out!” she yelled to the others. “Back to the lift! Leave the gantrium! We’ll settle for whatever we’ve managed to grab. But we do not want to fight those things.” She was already starting to back her way toward the lift.

***

Double ISP: 56/80
Nexus effects: Triple range, triple duration, +4 damage effects, +2 Toughness for defensive powers, Dynamic Backlash
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Heather Todd Character Sheet
Parry: 4; Toughness: 16 (8)
ISP: 28/40
Blue Mind Gem: 35/35 ISP; intangibility
Bennies: 3/3
Shard Pistol: 12/12 shots
Armor: 10/10 PP
Fireburst Rifle: 20/20 shots
First aid kit: 3/3
Powers: bolt, conceal arcana*, detect arcana*, empathy (free reroll), fear (free reroll), fly*, intangibility* (mind gem), invisibility (armor), mind link, mind reading, mind wipe (mind gem), puppet, slumber, telekinesis (auto raise)
Encumbrance: 36.75/20 (including pack, 56.75/20, -2 Pace, running, Agility-linked skills, Vigor to resist Fatigue)(Normal: Armor 13, Coat 5, 4 Grenades 2=20)
Major Psionic: May spend 2 ISP to gain +1 to the roll, or 4 ISP for +2.
Master of Psionics: Mind Melters get a free reroll on all Trait rolls when using psychic abilities and their Psionics skill; this does not allow Critical Failures to be rerolled.
Mental Resistance: Melters have +4 to all checks to resist psionic effects, and +4 armor against psionic damage..
Grenades (carried)
  • 1 High Explosive
  • 9 Fragmentation
  • 2 Plasma
Keeping/Armed
Stealth armor (12)
Overcoat (5)
Grenades (3) (1 HE, 2 Plasma, 9 frag)=20
Survival pack and field computer (2) (in room)
Leaving in Locker
Flaming Sword
Shard Pistol
Fireburst rifle
1 High Explosive grenade
11 Fragmentation grenades
2 Plasma grenades
Shopping List
Hand scanner
Stun grenades
Smoke grenades
AP grenades
EMP grenades
Mission
Destroy the Bleak Tome.
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Heather Todd Character Sheet
Parry: 4; Toughness: 14 (6)
ISP: 30/30
Armor: 10/10 PP
Bennies: 4/3
Encumbrance: 28/28 (including pack, 70.75/28, -2 Agility and Strength skills)
Major Psionic: Mind Melters have the Major Psionic Edge and can spend 2 ISP to gain a +1 with any Psionic skill roll, or 4 ISP for a +2 (paid before the roll is made). These effects are doubled when on a ley line.
Mental Resistance/Mentalist: +6 vs Psionic effects, +4 Armor vs Psionic damage, +2 opposed Psionics rolls
Rapid Recharge: 1 ISP/30m
Grenades (carried)
  • 1 High Explosive
  • 1 Fragmentation
  • 2 Plasma
Shard Pistol: 36/36 shots
Fireburst Rifle: 20/20 shots
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  • Let’s Settle This: Play at the beginning of a combat round with no Jokers. No character can soak wounds until a Joker is drawn.
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Kidemonas sees the new glow and everyone panicking. "Maybe now that we are breaking stuff free, the spells in the golems wants them to move the stuff into carts for extraction and kill us? I say if they come, get out of their way, we do not want to fight those things. I think I could take a couple hits from one, but the rest of you would die pretty easy from one of those." Looking at the demon slave Kidemonas feels a smile inside as he is certain to include the Titan in the comment.
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Not needing to be told twice, Marten quickly walks towards the exit, prepared to leap into battle if need be.
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"Bodies on the floor say they not helpful. We go." She replies to Kidemonas, reiterating Heather's decision. She follows behind still watching for an attack, staying in protect mode.
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Athletics d8 (+2 Climb), Common Knowledge d4, Notice d4 (+2 If Cat/Man Monster Form), Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Spellcasting d8, Psionics d6, Fighting d10 (+2), Intimidation d4, Survival d4, Shooting d4, Occult d4, Language d4 American (Native: Spanguese)

PPE 18/20- (10 from Werecat 5 from gem, 5 from advance)
ISP 20/20 - (10 from Werecat 10 from gem)
Bennie's 4/3

Wounds 0/3

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Adriana wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:35 pm "Bodies on the floor say they not helpful. We go." She replies to Kidemonas, reiterating Heather's decision. She follows behind still watching for an attack, staying in protect mode.
Kidemonas eyes the lycanthrope suspiciously. Why would she say it like that when he already agreed to avoid the fight? Was she trying to establish dominance over him? The humans liked to run around with a hierarchy, but she was werecat and their rules may be different. Kidemonas considers changing his position or maybe even just picking a fight with the thing out of spite.

Then a less impulsive part of him decides not to risk everyone getting hurt over nothing. After all how can he be a protector and hero if he does things that gets people hurt out of spite. Then again thinking about it he realized she likely just wanted his attention on her. He was the most handsome and powerful member of the team. Satisfied within himself he feels better realizing what was going on. She was not trying to dominate him, she only wanted his attention on her.
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"Don't we want those machines working for us?" Dom protests, but not too strongly as he scoops up any fallen gantrium from Alex's work and backs his way toward the exit. With the automatons now aglow he takes another peeks with his arcane eye to see if anything else is revealed.
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Everett readies his axe, Balitrox, and takes up position to intercept any attackers, "Cutting our losses sounds good. Are we ready to continue the mission now? I'll cut off anything trying to attack us, so be ready to back me up."
Everett Jackson, Titan Juicer
Everett, Human Titan Juicer
Pace: 10(d8); Parry: 8(1) Toughness: 24(9)
  • Uncanny Reflexes: Juicer reflexes are superhuman, granting them −2 to be hit by any attack they are aware of and +2 on Evasion rolls.
Note: Neither Quick nor Uncanny Reflexes apply on the first round of an unexpected combat/high-stress situation.
Combat-Relevant Edges & Abilities:
  • Ravenous Abandon (Berserk): Per the Berserk Edge, Everett can flip the switch and give partial control over his actions to the Reaver of Essence. This comes at a cost - ending Balitrox's berserking rage is not an option until its hunger has been sated by the blood of a wielder of arcane power
  • Charge: She may ignore the penalty for Running when making a Fighting attack at the end of her movement.
    • Overrun: If he moves at least one inch beyond his normal Pace before making any Fighting attacks, the hero adds +2 to the damage rolls. Any target Shaken by such an attack is knocked prone.
  • Drug-induced Euphoria/Tranquility: In order to keep the Juicer from burning out over a matter of days, the bio-comp constantly supplies a combination of psychotropic drugs and chemical inhibitors to keep him happy and calm. Juicers live in a state somewhere between mildly ecstatic and stoned, which causes −1 to all Smarts or Smarts-linked skill rolls in non-combat or low stress situations. On the first round of an unexpected combat or high-stress situation, the Juicer doesn’t gain the benefits of Uncanny Reflexes or Quick.
  • Frenzy: A character with Frenzy rolls a second Fighting die with any one of his Fighting attacks for the turn. The extra die may be allocated to the same or different targets as he sees fit. Resolve each separately.
  • Internal Repair System: As an action, the Juicer can make a natural healing roll at +2 to heal Wounds; this costs one charge.
  • Multi-Optic Helmet: It includes a targeting sight, magnification, thermal, infrared, ultraviolet, and night optics. The wearer ignores Illumination penalties, gains +2 to sight-based Notice checks or to offset Range penalties, and +1 Shooting with calibrated weapons. The helmet includes a hands-free radio (10-mile range) and megaphone voice-projection system.
  • Quick: Whenever you are dealt an Action Card of Five or lower, you may discard it and draw again until you get a card higher than Five.
  • Size +2
  • Split the Seconds: Juicers and Crazies often find themselves living between the ticks of the clock. This Edge allows them to ignore 2 points of Multi-Action penalties each turn (they can perform two actions at no penalty or three at −2 each).
  • Super Endurance: They require only half the normal amount of sleep and gain +2 on all Fatigue checks.
  • Trademark Weapon, Improved: +2 to Fighting with Balitrox and +2 Parry when Balitrox is readied.
Wounds: 0/3; Fatigue: 0/2; Balitrox's PPE: 5/5
Bennies: 3/3; Internal Repair System: 3/3
Burn: 6/8
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Pockets full of gantrium rocks, the 12th preemptively begins hoofing it down the hall. It's a good thing, too. The two massive machines lurch to life and spin towards the Legionnaires with a thundering, mechanical howl. The sound and sight of the automatons immediately imparts the Fear of death by crushing upon you. @Dominic Skodati's arcane sight reveals
Both machines are capable of using powers. They are activated by PPE, not ISP. Their PPE reserves are low, but not completely drained. They are operating on their final command: KILL EVERYTHING.
that confirm the 12th is making the correct choice.
As you begin your move down the hall, you see two mining carts that can hold 2 people each. Those who have Detect Arcana active can tell that the carts may be activated and pushed by expending PPE.
Alex calls out to the group. "If we can get back to the doors, I think I can lock them in!"
The chase is on!
Notes and Instructions
Everyone who is subject to Fear, please make a Spirit roll vs. Fear at -2. The Digger dwarfs your dragon and is built for painful violence. Failure inflicts a roll on the Fear table at +2.
You are in a Chase. Half the party will be running or flying (Alex, @Everett Jackson, @Kidemonas, Proditione) since they cannot fit in the carts with anyone else.
Anyone who opts to do so may hop in one of the two carts. Each cart has a maximum capacity of 2 people. Spending 2 PPE will activate the cart for the chase and allows you to Maneuver using your Spellcasting skill instead of Athletics. Anyone Supporting the movement with Spellcasting and another 2 PPE per round will give you a +1 on your Change Position roll. Unfortunately, these are not ISP-powered carts. @Heather Todd may not propel them, but she can ride. Same with @Marten. Your Miracles have no power here.
For your activity options, please review SWADE Chase Rules pg 113-121 or ask.
Chase Position
L/D - - - - - - - PCs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9D - - - 9H - - - 2C - - - 5H - - - 2D - - - AS - - - 7D - - - 3C - - - 3D
Range increments are 5" per card for the purposes of melee, ranged, or magical attacks.
Action Cards
@Adriana: 2C
Alex: 6S
Dom: 2S
Everett: 6H
@Gaspard Gillead: 8C
Heather: AH
Kidemonas: 7D
Marten: JS
Loader: 4S
Digger: QC
Remember you may spend bennies to draw new Action Cards. If you have a Club, you will be making a free maneuvering (Athletics / Spellcasting) roll at the beginning of your turn, complicated by the fact that you are all starting on a Club.
Heather leads off. Good luck.
Adriana spends benny for new card: 4D
Gaspard spends benny for new card: 3D
Everett spends benny for new card: 2H
Beware the mesmerizing eyes of the snake!
12th AAT Bennies
12th AAT GM Bennies: 9/9
Wild Card Bennies:
TBD
Prestige Unlimited Bennies
Prestige Unlimited GM Bennies: 5/5
Wild Card Bennies:
William Tack: 3
Kraig: 3
Vedder: 3
Shade: 3
Fletch: 3
Findriel: 0
Niels: 4
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Marten
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Spirit 1d8!!-2 Wild Die 1d6!!-2: [15!!]-2+[1]-2 = 12
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Re: The Bleak Tome - Amity

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Fear Result: Mark of Fear
Fear 1d6!!-2 / 1d6!!-2: [1]-2+[3]-2 = 0
Fear Table 1d20+2: [11]+2 = 13
The Mark of Fear: The hero is Stunned and suffers some cosmetic physical alteration—a white streak forms in his hair, his eyes twitch constantly, or some other minor physical alteration manifests.
Remove Stunned, 5 - Success
Vigor (Remove Stunned) 1d6!! / 1d6!!: [3]+[5] = 8
Seeing the kill command through his arcane sight causes Dom to shiver deep within his being. The power of the magic at play here overwhelms him and he momentarily stares in frightened awe at what he sees. Then he breaks into a deep sweat as an even bigger realization hits him, he will never be able to cash in on all this gantrium! The torment of it all causes him to convulse before his fight or flight instincts take over, and he runs away fast!

Having moved a bit slow than the others he reaches a cart and infuses it with his will

Spellcasting (Movement Roll) 1d12!!+3 / 1d6!!+3: [7]+3+[5]+3 = 18
Empower Cart (-2 PPE). Full Action Change Position (+2), Spellcasting d12+1 = d12+3 total
10 Raise, Advance Two Cards.
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