+1 Benny for good RP
+2 Bennies to Hans for going under water and being loyal.
I went character by character and tried to resolve your actions and the badguys. Plus something interesting. Everyone is fairly aware of each other but Hans and Brody’s underwater adventures are fairly self contained.
Hans, Architect, and Brody took damage. Check your paragraph for details.
could hear a little voice tell her, Left... Duck... Raise your shield...
It was a voice she had heard ever since first coming to the Magdalenas. The strong voice of Sister Penelope guided her unblemished through the onslaught of the soldiers on both sides of the banks. A plasma grenade bounced off her sheild as if the devine was staving off its firey explosion for half a heart beat. That was all it took, behind her a Juicer from what could only be the briefly mentioned submarines climbed over the wooden railing.
The man’s eyes grew wide as the grenade hit him in the face!”Oh No!”
A cyber knight crouched down near Ashlyn, Sir Lazerous was his name. His eyes were wild and sweat was dripping down his face From what Ashlyn had heard from the rangers aboard he was one of Doc Reid's inner circle. He had been adamant, despite many wounds, about coming with the heroes on their venture to stop Lord Ruthven, to a lesser extent XY. The cyber knights blade manifested in his hand and he whispered as if talking to someone he loved, ”My love, we will get out of here if I have to kill the resolute my self.”
For an instant the eyes of the two, Ashlyn and Sir Lazerous, locked and Ashlyn saw a vision and into his heart.
found himself hacking the controls of a submarine in disaray. The sub was hi tech but small and cramped. What had to be the chrome commander, Denziel Strong, was issuing orders giving the psi ghost his oppertunity, ”Men, get those turbines going, some thing is in the deep with us, A Maelstrom Maker is no laugh-“
The commander’s metallic voice halted as he noticed what the ghost had done. Not just any psi-ghost, the one who had abandoned their mission to get Hans months ago. The commander’s video recording of everything never let him forget a face. He chuckled waving off the surprise and pointed at Brody whilest wrestling with the teriary control column in a vain attempt to level the sub, ”Lookey here Men... The psi ghost returns... Come to think of it, he might have had a hand in... Shit the controls, no!”
The sub lurched to one side throwing the four juicers in it into disary as they tumbled over themselves. But the crazies held their ground and went in for the kill. They seemed to be quaduplets and acted as if one. Two opened fired with lasers missing brody and two lumged forward loosing their cool and attacked with a frenzied abandon! Their great chain swords while difficult to manuiver in cramped quarters lashed out, up, left, down right. Miss, Hit, Miss, Hit... The first hit against Brody nearly caught him by surprise giving him half a chance to go intiangible before it struck. But the last hit, Brody knew the glowing green chain sword was made of a mettle and enchantment that would hurt him either way. Their blades roared with the fury of those betrayed! (two hits, 27AP2 MD(Agility -2 to avoid this blow by going intangible), 32AP2(magic))
felt a power well up within him he had not felt the group first encountered Xy a mere hours ago. The mystic had seen Asnir fall against the blade of a Xy. His god’s voice had grown silent and perhaps for the first time Kir might have wondered if he was alone. But as laser blast after blast struck the armor of the faithful a powerful voice welled up no longer silenced by defeat. ”I am with ye Kir, together to the end! Continue the advance on these soldiers, but know... The wild vampires approach enmass! They are revealed!”
As Kir’s magic sapped the speed of his foes and his soul forged bolt struck out against a man wrapped inside a samson PA, a flare bright and almost the height of the cavern (10”) erupted from his hands!
The flare light revealed the soldiers and their armored reinforcements, but along the cave ceiling score upon score of wild vampire scurried near. Upside down and clinging unnaturally to the ceiling they were coming. The samson struck by the soul blast chortled wincing in pain as the light finally faded, ”You see now your hopelessness? Urgghh... Against us maybe, but with those vile creatures at our backs? What hope do you have!?”
heard behind him coming over the railing of the ship a human looking juicer wearing sealed triax armor. He had a chain sword in hand ready to be a worthy foe. Overhead out of the corner of the apok’s eye a whirling grenade went errant instead striking the juicer in the face in a blaze of fire. Karl laughed pulling Audry who was unconsciously whimpering down the steps further into the hold. The brodkill’s muscles barely strained with the effort and Karl chuckled, ”Unggn, Papa, getting hit in the face with plasma is just bad timing eh?”
But the apok was off in search of Justin Hammer. Floating above the water for his truble he was pelted over and over in a seemingly endless wave of rockets. The nearest armored samson pilot cried, ” Go down wizard! Fucking demon! I saw you in my dreams! Argghhhh. For the Hammers and the Red sun rising!”
two, four, six, eight, rockets from the darkness even impacted upon Penitient. In the end, as the smoke cleared and flame died down. Penitent remained with no scratch. Four Samson power armors rocket tubes were spent. Again the nearest one falted taking a step back, Its frightened voice echoed in the cavern, ”No... No... It... It can’t be! Bring in the super troopers! Arggghhh!”
But something else other than the screaming power armors drew the Apok’s attention. Aided by the erie voice of Doc Reid Penitent’s gaze periced the darkness and saw a horde of wild vampires approach. Doc’s voice was soft and yet so very close, ”They come... In the stalagmites they swarm. You asked me for my help. I am powerless until... Hehe, time for that yet, in time you will see. What help I can give is my knowledge and countless years spent in this fight. Do not let them swarm you... That is my counsel.”
No doubt if Karl could have heard that advice he would have said something like worst ever!
you felt your sister’s hand slip away as she fell back onto the deck of the Galleon. Her eyes closed just as your intangibility field brought her out of phase with existence. With thise stubby legs you bolted letting your armor’s integrity strengthen. Over your radio Hammer laughed, ”Hehe Hans, we will get to her soon enough. My friend Barry Broscoe, you remember him right Hans. Best missile man this side of... Well whatever. Enjoy! Hehehe.”
Caught mid air as you went over board a rocket seemingly struck you, in between the split second between impact and explosion you thought along the right bank for an instant before you went under the water a Samson wave with a middle finger outstretched. (2 wounds)
Sinking down below the waves your dwarven eyes pierced the murkey darkness. Admist the brackish water you saw a shinning glitterboy in hand to hand combat with a large tentacled creature. It reminded you of a giant squid, except the mouth was far more large and razor sharp than any squid you have ever heard of. You mind felt woozy as if it was being assaulted constantly by psychic pressure. The creature had the glitterboy wrapped with three tentacles drawing it ever closer to its mouth. Suddenly Hans saw a thick tentacle dark through the murk trying to wrap his torso and arms up. (Agility -2 or you are entangled)
’s cosmic bolts lashed out taking two down and causing four to sweat something fierce. One of the attacking soldiers in the darkness yelled as one of his allies was killed, ”What was that? Near the mast concentrate fire!”
Rockets and grenades came for the cosmic knight but none struck their target. In fact an errant plasma grenade slammed into a strawberry haired juicer climbing over the wooden rails. Her pale blue eyes darted toward’s the knight just before they were burned away.
Something called to the cosmic knight, the cry of the forge was soft and full of warning. Vampires were coming! Something in the water drew the knight’s attention as well. Something dwelt beneath, as if seeing a reflection he saw the white crooked teeth of some dark being smile back along the water’s surface. Again the forge pressed the cosmic knight’s mind, Nxla... An ancient evil stirs.
Cries from nearby rangers brought the cosmic knights attention back to the battle at hand. They were all pointing to mast that Ndreare had fell against. A crooked line went up the entire mast as it began to splinter and crumble. A ranger ducked under laser fire nearby, his face was full of fear and he called to the cosmo knight, ”We are surrounded! I saw them in the darkness! Vampires are on the ceiling! They are coming. What can we do?”
The deck of the galleon erupted in fire from other plasma grenades. Ndreare could tell the ranger’s will was fading fast as much as the boat was about to fully be on fire.
’s vision of him killing Gretta was both poignent and a cruel reminder that he had been chosen to spill her blood once the group reached XY. Soldad looked at the underground river where Architect’s water warrior had formed. The ancient vampire pointed a crooked finger toward the water. Something beneath it ruffled the surface, as if a snake or coiled tentacle barely broke the surface. Then quietly he pointed to the cave ceiling.
His wizened voice quietly whispered, ”Something is in the water and a horde of vampires approach!”
The world then went red around the immortal pair as a series of rockets blew up around them. Soldad snarled as the flames and explosion whipped around them. From the bank a soldier in a Samson armor looked like he was aiming another rocket at the two. Something was odd, the armor had a sigil of XY on the forearm. The armor’s face plate lifted for a second, @Architect
saw a mouth full of tendrils and fangs peer from it. Then the dragon blinked and the face was human. It shot a rocket hitting Architect in the stomach (2 wounds). Should the rocket damage Architect, something was in the explosive force something that prevented the dragon’s regenerating abilities.
The Galleon lurched to one side, the bow was shredded and fire. Either side of the stern was also on fire as plasma grenades impacted near the rangers. The mast of the galleon seemed in bad shape and several rangers were trying to keep it from completely falling. On either bank more soldiers and Power armor arrived to reinforce the Hammer’s that had launched the mixed result surprise attack. Justin Hammers voice echoed in the cavern continuing his verbal taunting, ”Hansy... Hansy... This the end for you. Your cat here suggested I stick something up my ass. Hehehe, well maybe a few hundred Wild Vampires might do... If you make it Hansy, I am at the top of the spire waiting for you.”
The spire he was talking about was no doubt at the end of the cavern where the ritual was taking place.
The soldiers on either side seemed prepared to fire, and a horrible snarl came from the ceiling as a horde of 100 wild vampires approached. The right hand submarine surfaced and enchsnced super soldier mercs started to climb up the side of the galleon. Fortunately the heroes acted split seconds before the enemy launched their assault.
Ok Players go first, no jokers. Followed by Hammers, Rangers, and wild vampires (if the dramatic task was not complete). This is still a regular combat just that now there are a couple of dramatic tasks as well. Fun times!
Stop the horde dramatic task: Players can engage the horde delaying their arrival or completely destroy them. Takes one full turn, make a combat skill roll at -2. Subtracted 2d6 or ammo depending on the skill used. If Fighting is chosen take a lvl of fatigue. 5 successes are needed to successfuly delay the horde for a round. 10 successes kills them all. Brody and Hans cannot participate.
- Failure: 1 wound
- Every success and raise 10 vampires are destroyed.
Maelstrom Maker dramatic task: Heroes can participate in this dramatic task as well. Make a combat skill roll at -2. Takes one full turn to participate and 2d6 ppts spent. If Fighting is chosen incur a level of fatigue. The maker has a glitter-boy in its grasp about to crunch it. After it is done with the GB it will take go after the wood galleon the forces of good are on.
5 success stops it from killing the GB, and 10 successes kills the creature. Architect, Brody, and Hans can participate.
- Failure: 1 wound and entangled
- Each success destroys a tentacle.
Soldiers: Pace: 8; Parry: 7; Toughness: 14 (6), -1 hit from range
Samsons: Cha: −2; Pace: 8; Parry: 7; Toughness: 24 (12MDC), size 3
Super Trooper: working on it