[12:06:18 PM] ST: OKAY
[12:06:47 PM] Mike: LAST TIME ON MEG TRIANGLE W!
[12:07:09 PM] Victor: Victor begins to play the sassy soap opera music
[12:09:53 PM] ST: A battle! Four shadowy assassins jumped up seemingly from out of nowhere and attacked the group. Three were soundly defeated. The last is currently on the ground and at the mercy of the zombies.
[12:10:03 PM] ST: Now we’re on Harry’s and Jan’s tick.
[12:11:33 PM] Harry: Alrighty.
[12:11:44 PM] Harry: So, we have a competent sniper.
[12:12:04 PM] Harry: And what snipers need is room to work.
[12:12:06 PM] Mike: A competent close-ranged, null-scoping Sniper.
[12:12:50 PM] Harry: So, I’m going to prioritize enemies that get close to the sniper.
[12:13:09 PM] Harry: Followed immediately by the closest to Sanura.
[12:13:33 PM] Mike: ((What enemies? You mean the last Assassin on his/her back on the ground being mauled by 12 zombies?))
[12:14:10 PM] Harry: So, since the visible ones are managed, I’m looking for reinforcements.
[12:14:44 PM] ST: (( I had everyone make Perception + Awareness last session. You had fallen asleep, so go ahead. ))
[12:16:18 PM] Harry: 4 hits
[12:20:00 PM] Harry: Harry semi-relaxes, leaning his weight on one foot, and looks back at Sanura and Jan. “So, who’s your friend?”
[12:21:16 PM] Sanura: Sanura glances over to Jan. “ah are we friends?” she gives a faintly worried smile and clears her throat. “Jan meet Harry.. Harry, Jan”
[12:24:14 PM] ST: ‘Four assassins, in the open, against seven of us. This was too easy,’ Angela’s brain tells her as she looks around warily for others. ‘And where’s Alejandro?’
“I don’t—” Angela begins to express her thoughts but is cut short.
Jan ignores Harry and turns quickly, her gun clicking as she slides the bolt and sends the empty shell casing flying into the mulch. She briefly peers into the scope on her rifle, aiming for a spot that seems to be free of enemies. The winding glossy black designs on the otherwise matte black rifle body begin to glow softly as if reflecting moonlight. Another crack! rings out in the forest, but there’s no sound of the bullet hitting home on or ricocheting off anything. She spits out a curse before shouting, “Kitten, watch out!”
[12:25:11 PM] ST: (( Battle ain’t over yet! ))
[12:25:48 PM] Mike: ((I really didn’t think so. For one, Assassins fighting in the open like that? Totally diversion.))
[12:26:19 PM] Sanura: Sanura starts, thinking for a moment she’s about to be shot, with the warning she ducks and turns towards the apparently incoming threat. One hand snapping out to snag one of the stars before they vanish [if allowed]
[12:28:38 PM] ST: With little warning, more shadows materialize around the group. Six more assassins appear around the Scions, but this time well-prepared. Already blade wounds score the zombies, though they’re very minor (1L on a zombie and 3L on another after their 6L soak). Mike and Victor both get hardly any warning before the kama blades flash in front of their eyes and draw across their flesh (Mike, soak 6L; Victor, soak 5L). The shuriken that fly from the forest all miss their targets, instead finding a home in a tree trunk or the dirt. Jan herself manages to easily dodge the kamas that threaten her throat.
[12:29:14 PM] Mike: ((Lethal Soak of 8. Suck it.))
[12:31:12 PM] Victor: (soaked all of it)
[12:31:21 PM] ST: (( Okay, part two. ))
[12:35:47 PM] ST: But Angela, for all her correct predictions, still couldn’t perceive the other attackers… that is, until she saw the business end of a ninjato sticking through her abdomen from behind, only slightly off-center. She stares at it, wide-eyed and astonished, as if the excruciating pain from being stabbed has yet to occur to her. ‘Just below the ribs, just to the right of the spine. Liver. That went through the liver. Probably severed the portal vein, possibly the left hepatic artery.’ her brain tells her impassively. ‘Expect bile spillage and profuse bleeding. Requires prompt medical attention. Exsanguination imminent in approximately… 8 minutes if left untreated.’ Of course, the only thing that was vocalized was a grunt as the blade slides free of her flesh. Mirrored bloodstains quickly begin to grow, soaking the blouse she borrowed from Sanura. Her hands press against the wound instinctively to no avail as blood begins to drip through her fingers.
[12:36:37 PM] Victor: ((OWW!!))
[12:36:43 PM] Mike: ((Damn…))
[12:37:36 PM] Malif: o.o
[12:38:13 PM] Harry: (Well, that sound is Harry’s mind and self-control snapping like a twig…)
[12:38:24 PM] ST: (( Battle music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLN7z-j3ZvU ))
[12:38:41 PM] Sanura: Sanura’s eyes go wide when Angela is clearly mortally wounded. Various curses and prayers tumbling from her lips, under her breath.
[12:38:48 PM] Malif: (Is Harry going Avatar State on their asses?)
[12:39:16 PM] Harry: (Oh yes.)
[12:39:26 PM] ST: (( Zombies, first assassin, Angela, and Harry. ))
[12:39:41 PM | Edited 12:39:43 PM] ST: (( Six assassins are now visible. ))
[12:42:42 PM] Harry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s708T6VHUq8
[12:47:17 PM] Mike: Mike witnesses Angela becoming mortally wounded. This was NOT something he’d tolerate! His will seemed to echo through the zombies, as they all stopped what they were doing and went straight to Angela, doing everything in their power to create an impenetrable defense around her. And some of those zombies would go straight for the Assassin that attacked Angela like that. 5 Zombies, in fact. The other 7 surround Angela and take defensive postures. One Zombie per Assassin each look at one of said Assassins and utters a guttural growl that seems to shake the very earth beneath each Assassin. A growl from the depths of the Underworld, like a cry of hunger and despair aimed right at the Assassins themselves. ((Here we go. 5 Zombies on the Assassin that did the serious damage to Angela, 7 protecting her and would allow friendlies to pass, and 6 of those 7 are going to use their horribly ugly visage to try and Fear the fuck out of the Assassins! Also, calling for Stunt Vote.))
[12:50:01 PM] ST: (( Go ahead and vote, people! ))
[12:50:30 PM] Sanura: [While it was a nice scene set up I don’t find anything terribly impressive done by Mike and I think that is what is called for yes?]
[12:51:03 PM] Malif: I vote “so-so”.
[12:51:48 PM] Harry: 2 dice.
[12:52:28 PM] Victor: I have to agree with Mell i love the setup but I dont see anything stunt worthy.
[12:54:09 PM] ST: (( 3 against 1 for nay. So nay ))
[12:54:43 PM] ST: (( Go ahead and roll for the attack ))
[12:54:45 PM] Mike: ((Then it’s just 5 dice per Assassin.))
[12:55:05 PM] Mike: ((I was Stunting for the Fear, but… meh. Rolling to attack the Assassin.))
[12:55:23 PM] Malif: (Yeah thats why I gave a mid-vote, it wasa good pose, just not stunty)
[12:55:24 PM] Mike: ((Unarmed Light attacks.))
[12:56:03 PM] Mike: ((3, 7, 3, 1, 4.))
[12:56:27 PM] ST: (( Overflow: 2, 6, 2, miss, 3 ))
[12:57:28 PM] Mike: ((Rolling damage. I’ll only say the damage that makes it past their 7 Soak.))
[12:58:39 PM] Mike: ((All 4 of the hits flop out. Now rolling 6 Fear rolls.))
[12:59:04 PM] Mike: ((They get 5 dice for this.))
[1:00:00 PM] Mike: ((Kinda sucked on these… but they are opposed rolls, so it might work out. 1, 4, 2, 2, 5, 2. On Assassins 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 in that order.))
[1:01:16 PM] ST: (( All resisted. ))
[1:01:38 PM] Mike: ((And that’s my Zombie’s turns.))
[1:02:50 PM] ST: The assassins hardly seem to react, weapons before them and emotionless white eyes unblinking. Apparently death doesn’t frighten them.
[1:06:14 PM] Harry: Harry sees the blade transfix his sister, a woman he hasn’t even known a week but has come to care for and respect, and something inside him breaks. Something centered, something sane, something human…dies. He screams, something feeling like it’s tearing inside him…and the very heavens answer his raw rage with POWER, as the skys above swirl, and lightning cracks from cloud to cloud, before lancing his body with a spear of exploding light…as the light fades, his body crackles with power, his flesh becoming bloody metal, his eyes throwing off sparks that arc off nearby metal objects and down his gleaming flesh…arcs of electricity moving over him like angry snakes, leaping between fingertips as he clenches shining hands into fists… and plows -THROUGH- the one who hurt his sister, coming out the far side holding the thing’s heart, or whatever passes for it.
(Body Armor, Game Face, STORM AUGMENTATION, before Lightning Springer, Fast as Thought, then LIGHTNING STRIKE CRUSHING GRIP on the ninja and anything in his path with Legend Flare and Vengeance for attack, and I am down to 0 Legend and down 1 Willpower.)
[1:06:40 PM] Harry: (And that is how you Stunt)
[1:06:50 PM] Malif: (y)
[1:07:09 PM] Mike: ((Heh. Yeah, that’s got my vote.))
[1:07:35 PM] ST: (( Mel? Sy? ))
[1:07:59 PM] Sanura: [yus]
[1:08:10 PM] Victor: (sorry i had to pick my jaw off the flooor)
[1:08:20 PM] Victor: (yes)
[1:08:46 PM] Harry: Alright then. Prerolled Storm Augmentation, for 5 actions, he keeps the storm.
[1:09:10 PM] Harry: As for the to hit…
[1:09:37 PM] Harry: Dex 5, Epic Dex 4, Legend 4, Brawl 3, Vengeance 1.
[1:09:48 PM] Harry: 9 dice, 8 autos
[1:10:04 PM] Harry: 13 hits
[1:10:33 PM] ST: (( Full overflow ))
[1:10:39 PM] Harry: OH SHIT
[1:11:03 PM] Mike: ((Well, you’ve got 5 Zombies keeping his ass occupied. What’d you expect?))
[1:11:32 PM] Harry: Str 3, Epic Str 2, Epic Dex 4, Hit 1, Overflow 13, Body Armor and Crushing Grip basically turn me into a lethal weapon…
[1:11:52 PM] Harry: 21 dice, 2 autos
[1:12:42 PM] Harry: 13 Lethal…
[1:13:06 PM] Mike: ((Hans, what about your 3 extra stunt dice? You didn’t roll those for your attack. Or was that for the Storm roll?))
[1:13:17 PM] Harry: And he rolls Stamina + Fortitude versus 13-his Legend or is stunned.
[1:13:20 PM] Harry: Oh yeah!
[1:13:33 PM] Harry: No change
[1:13:37 PM] ST: (( He’s stunned. ))
[1:13:38 PM] Mike: ((Ah well.))
[1:13:47 PM] ST: (( Assuming he survives… soaks 4L ))
[1:14:01 PM] ST: (( So 9L ))
[1:14:56 PM] Harry: Harry comes out the far side of the thing, trailing shadows that burn off in the crackling lightning arcing over his now golden flesh…“That was for my sister you fuck.”
[1:15:18 PM] ST: (( 3 Legend refund, by the by ))
[1:15:26 PM] Harry: (Sweet)
[1:15:46 PM] ST: (( Assassin’s on his last legs. ))
[1:16:03 PM] ST: (( Gets -4 to all actions, -2 to non-reflexive. So -6 total in most cases. ))
[1:18:43 PM] ST: (( Also knockback, right? ))
[1:21:26 PM] ST: (( If raw damage exceeds Sta + Fort. Now gonna make a Dex + Athletics roll to stay on its feet… ))
[1:21:40 PM] Harry: (Which takes a -6…)
[1:22:08 PM] Mike: ((Ooh, 0! Count the ones!))
[1:22:31 PM] ST: (( 1 ))
[1:22:56 PM] Harry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-BLdqzh-GQ
[1:29:21 PM] ST: Little arcs of lightning dance over the assassin’s body as Harry strikes. Under the sheer force of the blow, the assassin flies up and back, arcing down somewhere among the trees a good 35 or so yards away, disappearing from sight. Its bloodied blade falls to the dirt where it once stood.
[1:29:31 PM] ST: (( Assassin 1 and Angela… ))
[1:29:58 PM] Harry: (I can’t stop chuckling…crowning moment of awesome.)
[1:30:26 PM] ST: The blade lands point-down, sinking into the ground, and vibrates a little as it absorbs the impact.
[1:30:51 PM] Harry: (Oh..oh yes.)
[1:31:02 PM] Harry: (Thank you Meg)
[1:31:18 PM] ST: (( You’re welcome! ))
[1:31:28 PM] Sanura: [and now we give Hans a moment to go clean up]
[1:32:05 PM] ST: The very first assassin to attack kicks up into standing. Seeing that it’s now clear, it glances to its fellows and places its other hand back on the hilt of its blade.
[1:35:48 PM] Malif: ( lol Mel)
[1:42:28 PM] ST: That’s when the agony hits. It spreads like wildfire from Angela’s center outward, stoked with each painful breath she takes. Her brows knit, her eyes widen, and her jaw drops, but only a little surprised exhale escapes. She hunches over, but even that reflexive motion sends pain sizzling through her. Still, there were more assassins that needed to be fought. Pounding and ringing fills her ears, the beat of war drums and the blare of trumpets, goading her onward. She chokes back her agony and looks up to see the ninjato sticking up from the dirt. With a bloody hand she reaches out to grab it and forces herself forward, taking a swing at the very first assassin in an attempt to finish him off. (( Valor 2! ))
[1:43:18 PM] Harry: (Well, not what I expected, but awesome.)
[1:44:22 PM] Sanura: Sanura watches the pair of them with a slightly shocked expression that quickly changes to admiration as Angie forges on despite the greivous wound.
[1:45:17 PM] Victor: *Victor having witnessed this is both amazed and impressed by the children of Hermes*
[1:49:03 PM] ST: The blade slices through the assassin’s neck, sending her blood splattering about and trailing little wisps of black smoke. The assassin collapses and dissipates, leaving behind a black shuriken. Angela groans and her legs falter a little. She plants the sword’s tip in the dirt, leaning heavily on it for support. The bloodstain grows in a wide path down the blouse, darkening Boudicca’s fatigues.
[1:49:31 PM] ST: (( OKAY! Sanura, Mike, Crook, Victor. ))
[1:50:56 PM] Sanura: Sanura has no medical experience but she’d seen enough tv shows to know you put pressure on a wound to stem bleeding. She’d rush to Angies side and start ripping her skirt to try and make bandages to help stop the flow of blood..
[1:52:09 PM] ST: (( Wits + Medicine ))
[1:52:25 PM] ST: (( At diff 5 ))
[1:55:06 PM] Sanura: 2
[1:57:13 PM] ST: The blood is flowing too quickly. There’s no doubt an artery was hit. The makeshift bandages quickly get soaked, becoming impossible to manage and almost completely useless.
[1:57:51 PM] ST: The exertion certainly didn’t help either.
[1:59:03 PM] Mike: Mike sees Angela collapse like that, running right up to her and dropping his Axe as he slides next to her. “Hang in there, Angela. I’ve gotcha.” He holds out the Pick and looks at Sanura. “Help by keeping us safe while I patch up her wound.” He’d already have had his Assess Health up, gauging how much damage had been done, and what, if any, effects that the blade itself had on her. Once knowing that info, he’d settle in, placing his Pick upon the wound and his hands over the pick. This was going to tax him heavily, as he’d make sure he did his best to help Angela. Because while he didn’t have any ties to her by blood, he felt like it was his duty to help her. As he channeled his Divine power through the pick, it started to glow fluorescent green, emanating and echoing the divine power that was the Rocker’s will. ((Assess Health, then with knowledge of what exactly’s wrong with her, changing the Lethal damage to Bashing with Heal, my roll of Stam + Med, which I have no Med. So just 4 dice, Flaring Legend for 4 Autos. This costs 1 Willpower, which I will have 2 left. Damn, this build is really Willpower-heavy. I’ll have to invest. :P I hope I get successes on this…))
[2:00:41 PM] Mike: ((Woot! 6 Lethal damage converted to Bashing.))
[2:02:34 PM] Victor: *Victor having seen what has transpired looks to find the closest assailant His tattoo glows a frosty pail blue as a a slight sheen is seen to emit from his pores and then vanish (body armor 13\16 legend). His tattoo then Glows once more ready to rip someone to shreds for what they have done to his new team. He cant help but think this is Jans fault somehow and she will pay one way or another but first he needs to get his hands on someone (Divine Wrath)
Victor Jumps toward the Closest assailant before even landing going for his chest attempting to grab him (rolling Clinch grab) (10 successes)
[2:05:53 PM] ST: (( Vic, 4 overflow; posing results of Mike’s Heal ))
[2:08:43 PM] Victor: (Going for a multiple attack)
[2:12:22 PM] ST: The bleeding slows to a stop and the sharpness and fire of the pain fades to a dull but still very prevalent ache. She’s still heavily bruised, she seems to have lost a fair amount of blood, and her liver’s still in bad shape as if someone had taken an aluminum baseball bat to it. But at least the wound is stauched and closed and her back and abdominal muscles are repaired.
[2:14:16 PM | Edited 2:17:54 PM] Victor: *Once victor has grabbed the first assailant he jumps again aiming for the next closest assassin, while in the air he positions is hand on the assailants throat having powered himself up he begins to squeeze doing 9 aggravated damage. He spins letting go of the assailant and aims the body toward the ground mid jump somewhere in between ground level and maximum jumping height when jumping forward, he attempts to dive at another assailant both arms stretched out* “The only one who fucks with this team is ME!!!!!….” He out stretches his arms again when he makes contact he goes for another clinch. (-2 for multiple attack adding Valor 3 (he promised Alejandro he would protect this team) (and spending legend flare 4 autos) (rolling clinch now) (not sure but attempting to call for a stunt on second attack)
[2:15:59 PM] Mike: Mike pants a little bit from the exercise. “There… that… that should help. You’ll be… sore for a while, but you’ll… you’ll not die.” He then grabs his Axe and stands back up, looking to the nearest Assassin that wasn’t already handled with pure hate in his eyes. “But these murderous fucks will! Zombies, don’t even worry about attacking! Hold them still!” ((Turn end, and I’ll give a yes for your Stunt Sy.))
[2:17:52 PM] ST: (( Vote people ))
[2:19:02 PM] Sanura: [oh uh yuh
[2:19:05 PM] Harry: Hm. Now worth 3
[2:20:11 PM] ST: (( Any vote from Bri? ))
[2:22:13 PM] Mike: ((Is Bri even here?))
[2:22:21 PM] ST: (( Okay, not gonna wait: that’s a unanimous. 3 stunt die. Make your roll ))
[2:22:44 PM] Victor: (ty)
[2:24:02 PM] Victor: (4 strength 5 brawl 3 dots arete (4 dice) -2 +3 for valor +3 for stunt = 17 epic strength 3 and legend flair 8 autos)
[2:24:06 PM] Malif: Sorry, was afk.
[2:24:09 PM] Malif: Vote is yes.
[2:24:26 PM] Victor: (22 successes on assailant number 2))
[2:25:18 PM] ST: (( 16 overflow ))
[2:25:23 PM] Victor: ((good god….))
[2:27:11 PM] ST: (( Go ahead and roll damage. ))
[2:27:54 PM] Victor: *Vic grabs the assassin his tattoo glows blue once more (divine wrath) he squeezes with all his might dealing 14 aggravated damage* (11/16 legend remaining)
[2:29:47 PM] ST: Flesh—or whatever it is these assassins consist of—gives way easily under Victor’s grip. The assassin dissipates, another matte black shuriken falling to the dirt.
[2:31:58 PM] ST: The first assassin, as it falls, curls up into a backflip and lands on the ground. However, it drops to a knee, its head bent in silent pain, one of its hands gingerly touching its throat.
[2:32:36 PM] ST: Dirt sprays up around it in a circle from its impact.
[2:32:52 PM] ST: (( Okay. Jan and assassins. ))
[2:39:04 PM] ST: Again the bolt slides back and the shell casing plinks to the ground yet again. With a breath and a snarl, she fires, turns slightly and fires again into the trees, expending her clip.
[2:40:51 PM] ST: “There are more hiding in the branches!” she shouts.
[2:41:56 PM | Edited 2:41:59 PM] ST: (( Percpetion + Awareness, everyone, +2 dice for being alerted ))
[2:42:38 PM] Mike: ((Still only 3 successes. XP))
[2:42:44 PM] Victor: (4 successes)
[2:43:08 PM] Sanura: [2 >.>]
[2:44:43 PM] Harry: 2
[2:45:31 PM] ST: The shadows cast by the thick foliage make it difficult to see anything.
[2:47:04 PM] ST: (( Okay. Time to roll for assassin attacks. ))
[2:51:32 PM] Victor: *Victor sees something in the trees and turns his head toward the group* INCOMING WEAPON!!! LOOK OUT!!!!!
[2:51:50 PM] ST: (( Mike, I assume 4L is soaked? ))
[2:52:11 PM] Mike: ((Oh yeah. :P))
[2:52:35 PM] ST: (( Vic, how much of 10L is soaked? ))
[2:53:25 PM] Mike: Mike kinda stands there as the weapon doesn’t really do anything to him at all. “You say something, Vic? Couldn’t hear you over the sound of all these stupid fucks needing to die.”
[2:54:03 PM] Victor: ((all with body armour he has 11)
[2:54:46 PM] Victor: (with body armour and impenatrable knacks i have (13b 11L and 5A)
[2:54:54 PM] ST: (( Okay. And last attack… ))
[2:57:16 PM] ST: (( Oh, right, Harry’s got Rabbit Reflexes. Okay. ))
[2:58:40 PM] ST: Throwing stars fly from the forest, two clanging off of Mike and Victor—the other two sinking into the dirt beside Harry and Jan respectively. All the melee attackers miss their marks.
[3:00:40 PM] ST: (( Okay. Angela’s turn. On deck for next tick are Zombies, Harry, Sanura, and Mike. Prepare your actions and poses. ))
[3:04:03 PM] Sanura: [Can we see the assasins now that they’ve attacked?]
[3:06:09 PM] ST: (( Yes ))
[3:07:10 PM] ST: Angela narrows her eyes, straightens with a wince, pulls the sword from the dirt once more, and rushes towards the trees. She jumps up, curls into a front flip, and brings the blade down hard upon one of the hidden assailants as she descends, one grip inverted, the other regular. The sharp blade slices through leaf and branch alike, but the assassin appears unscathed. As Angela lands, she groans and her knees buckle a little. One hand drops to the ground as she stumbles, but she quickly rights herself.
[3:07:49 PM] ST: (( Okay, those on deck, it’s your turn. Next on deck is Victor and the assassins. ))
[3:08:11 PM] Mike: “Jan, if you can take care of the Ranged assailants, we’ll take the Melee combatants.” And by ‘we’ he meant him and his entourage of Zombies. Once again, 4 fresh bodies and 12 zombies. A good day. The zombies took their normal positions, 3 to 1 Assassin, and each went to grab onto their respective foe. ((Clinch. All Zombies will attempt to do so. I’ll ignore the first Assassin, and the one that Harry thunked pretty hard.))
[3:09:54 PM] ST: (( Roll ))
[3:11:20 PM] Mike: ((As I said, ignoring the very first Assassin, and the one that Harry thunked hard. That said, we’ll call those two Assassins 1 and 2. Therefore, 3 4 5 and 6 are targets.))
[3:11:33 PM] Mike: ((Assassin 3, 2 2 4.))
[3:11:34 PM] Harry: Harry turns, still metal, and crackling with power. He picks the one Angela just missed, and moves to it, between his sister and the ninja, and snaps a punch at the thing’s throat. (Fierce Blow light melee)
[3:11:48 PM] ST: (( Very first assassin is dead, killed by Angela. ))
[3:11:56 PM] Mike: ((Assassin 4, 6 4 2.))
[3:11:57 PM] ST: (( Assassin Harry got is out of sight. ))
[3:12:18 PM] Mike: ((Assassin 5, 4 1 3.))
[3:12:20 PM] Victor: (How many are left that we are aware of?)
[3:12:28 PM] Mike: ((Assassin 6, 4 2 4.))
[3:12:41 PM] Mike: ((In Melee with us, 4.))
[3:12:43 PM] ST: (( For clarification purposes, we have Melee Assassin 2, MA 3, MA 5, MA 6; and Ranged Assassins 1, 2, 3, and 4. ))
[3:13:44 PM] Mike: ((Then adjust my targets accordingly. 3 and 4 are instead 2 and 3.))
[3:14:22 PM] ST: (( First clinch, miss, miss, overflow 1; second is overflow 3, overflow 1, miss; third is overflow 1, miss, miss; fourth is full overflow. ))
[3:14:39 PM] Harry: 5 hits versus foe DV+1
[3:14:39 PM] ST: (( Full overflow, Harry. ))
[3:14:46 PM] Harry: O.O
[3:15:12 PM] ST: (( All melee assassins are clinched right now. ))
[3:15:31 PM] ST: (( And suffer -3 DV on top of that due to being overwhelmed. -4 for the one you’re attacking. ))
[3:15:46 PM] Harry: 10 Bashing
[3:16:15 PM] Harry: Harry strikes forward, two fingers right into the ninja’s voicebox.
[3:18:52 PM] Mike: ((Rolling Clinch damage for the Overflows. Assassin 2, 7 dice. Assassin 3, 9 and 7 dice. Assassin 5, 7 dice. Assassin 6, 10 8 and 10 dice. Rolling.))
[3:19:34 PM] Mike: ((Assassin 2 soaks.))
[3:20:00 PM] Mike: ((Assassin 3 soaks.))
[3:20:23 PM] Mike: ((Assassin 5 just BARELY soaks.))
[3:20:56 PM] Mike: ((Zombie Clinch is Bashing.))
[3:21:06 PM] ST: (( Assassin soaks 7 of Harry’s Bashing. ))
[3:22:41 PM] Mike: Once the Zombies have done their thing, Mike started swinging his Axe in a reaper-style swing, holding it like if he were holding a Grim Reaper scythe. “You Assassins cannot… no, I take that back. You WILL not harm my new friends!” As he reaches his foe, his eyes gleaming with not exactly Malice, though it was in there as well, but a kindling vengeance. Not as powerful as Harry’s vengeance seemed, but still equally powerful in his eyes. ((Willpower for Vengeance 1, leaving me with Willpower 1/6, Heavy Attack, targetting the closest of the 4 Melee Assassins.))
[3:23:51 PM] Harry: (One temp willpower…DM keep an eye on Virtue Extremity.)
[3:25:20 PM] Mike: ((Dex 3, Melee 3, Vengeance 1, Accuracy 1, Heavy Attack -1. Rolling 7 dice.))
[3:25:38 PM] Mike: ((3 hits on that.))
[3:26:21 PM] Mike: ((I believe Clinch makes DV 0.))
[3:26:22 PM] ST: (( Full overflow ))
[3:27:44 PM] Mike: ((Str 4, Hit 1, 3 Overflow, 8L from the Axe, 3 from Heavy, 2 Epic Str. 19 dice, plus 2 auto.))
[3:28:20 PM] Mike: ((Suck 10 Lethal!))
[3:29:27 PM] ST: (( 4 soaked, 6 dealt ))
[3:31:01 PM] ST: (( Sanura, go ahead ))
[3:31:16 PM] Sanura: Sanura looks at those attacking them and thinks she needs more practice. She’s rather comfortable with the abilities of those around her to handle the serious threats. Drawing herself to her full height she inhails and draws back her hand and lashes forward with the whip again, hopefully one is free for her to practice on. Her aim being some fleshy part of one of their foes. The whip has some 20 feet of range so whoever might fall within it’s reach. As she swings her arm forward and her wrist gives a flick her voice rings out with authority once again to all of those attacking them. “On Your Bellies Worms!” [this said only with her usual presumption of authority no ichor infusion]
[3:31:56 PM] Sanura: [10 on hits]
[3:31:58 PM] Mike: Mike’s Axe cleaved right through the Assassin’s ‘flesh’ such as it was, and he let the momentum of the Axe continue in the swing, bringing it full circle and ready for another strike. ((Turn end.))
[3:32:37 PM] Sanura: [well on attack roll rather, >.> did I hit anything?]
[3:32:45 PM] ST: (( Yeah. You get full overflow. ))
[3:32:54 PM] ST: (( All melee assassins are clinched. ))
[3:33:23 PM] Mike: ((THAT is what my Groupies are primarily for. Mike not fucketh around anymore.))
[3:33:30 PM] Sanura: 9
[3:33:53 PM] ST: (( Assassin soaks 7 Bashing, so 2 dealt. ))
[3:35:48 PM] ST: (( Okay. Victor and assassins. ))
[3:37:30 PM] Victor: *Victor jumps toward one of the assassins held by the zombies, but not the one he whose throat he had crushed. he releases a powerful all out assualt on the first then hops over again to another laying a large uppercut into that one as well.*(rolling for both second at minus 2 again spending flare for that role) (also with divine wrath my normal punches do lethal damage so +2L for allout attack)
[3:37:45 PM] ST: The tree-dwelling assassins, seeing that their odds have dropped considerably now that their fellows are all held down, each turn and flee, seeming to melt into the shadows cast by the trees, leaving behind no trace. (( 1 Legend each to disappear. ))
[3:38:11 PM] ST: (( Make your roll Vic ))
[3:39:39 PM] Victor: (5 on the first assassin 9 on the second with the legend flare)
[3:40:31 PM] ST: (( Remember, full overflow. ))
[3:40:46 PM] Mike: ((Add +3 to damage.))
[3:41:39 PM] ST: (( roll ))
[3:42:32 PM] Victor: (11 lethal assassin 1 14 lethal assassin 2)
[3:43:16 PM] Victor: ((o wait no sorry 13 (+2 for allout)) and 16 (+2 for fierce as well))
[3:44:42 PM] ST: Two assassins disappear under the fury of Victor’s fists. Two remain.
[3:45:06 PM] ST: The battle is clearly over, even if not all foes have been vanquished yet.
[3:47:51 PM] Mike: Mike looks at the others. “Leave one alive. I want to interrogate him.”
[3:49:22 PM] ST: Jan swiftly reloads, her hands a blur. She then points her freshly loaded gun at each of the newcomers. “Who the FUCK are you?” Recognition flashes in her eyes as her gaze falls on Victor.
[3:50:03 PM] Harry: Harry turns to Angela.
[3:50:13 PM] Harry: “Are you alright?”
[3:50:45 PM] Malif: (Oh man we are really keeping Jan on edge with our surprises XD )
[3:50:50 PM] Harry: He then looks at Jan. “Put that down before I take it from you. My sister just got stabbed protecting your ungrateful ass.”
[3:51:40 PM] Harry: (Game Face is still running)
[3:52:11 PM] Victor: *Victor would walk over to one of the assassins still being held by the zombie grab him by the back of the neck with a heavy hand drag him to the one whose neck he crushed and grabs that one as well and drags them both to Jan* “Hello doll….So…you show up with Cyclops’ you then drive our friend out to the middle of nowhere where an assualt took place….one where she would have probably died….if she didnt have the likes of us to help her….Explain to me why I shouldnt believe you had something to do with it and crush your skull like I did this ones neck” Victor lifts the Injured Assassin off the ground in front of Jan*
[3:52:50 PM] ST: In response to her brother, Angela lets out a laugh tinged at the edges with a pained and stifled sob. After she wraps her arms around her abdomen and lets out a groan “I feel like I got hit by a train.”
[3:53:29 PM] Sanura: Sanura looks to Harry “hey we did lie to her to .. er well I did lie to her to get her here.. she’s got a right to be a bit.. on edge.. besides.. she already doesn’t like Thunk over there” jerking a thumb to Vic. Her gaze turns to Angela. “Do you need a hospital though?” she inquires, letting Vic and Jan handle each other.
[3:54:29 PM] Harry: Harry, still golden and electric, crackling with power he is reluctant to release, keeps an eye on Jan’s gun as he speaks. “You are so going on my insurance.”
[3:55:15 PM] ST: “No, I’m not going to fuckin’ put down my gun!” Jan growls, pointing it directly at Harry, and then Victor. “I’ve never seen these creatures IN MY ENTIRE FUCKING LIFE and, once you guys show up, they pop up out of nowhere!” Her eyes snap to Victor. “I’d like to see you fucking try to catch me. And I’d love to see how well you take a bullet to the skull.”
[3:56:20 PM] Harry: “Mike. Tell her how this is going to go down.”
[3:56:33 PM] Sanura: Sanura holds her hands up “Ok ok guys calm down everyone, let the adrenaline calm would you”
[3:57:10 PM] Victor: *Victor laughs* “Go ahead sweat heart you get one shot… and you better kill me with it cause if not….your mine. You can claim all day you dont know who these people are….But I dont trust you at all. So im still waiting for a good reason to believe you.”
[3:58:14 PM] Sanura: Sanura glares at the boys “Stop being difficult all of you, take a few deep breaths” her gaze turns to Jan. “Please lower the weapon I won’t let them hurt you”
[3:58:21 PM] ST: Angela tries to sigh in exasperation. But when that proves painful, she grunts instead. She checks the blouse and the pants. “That’s… that’s a lot of blood,” Angela mutters. “Sorry, I think your shirt is ruined.”
[3:59:06 PM] Sanura: Sanura smiles a little “It’s alright I’ve got more, I’m just glad you’re alright” her tone holding a sincerity born of the recent fear of losing the young woman.
[3:59:19 PM] ST: Jan’s gun whips around to point at Sanura. A knot forms between her brows, of hurt and betrayal. “Tell me why I should trust you,” she growls.
[4:00:14 PM] Victor: *Victor lets out a sort of growl and quickly attempts to drop the injured assassin and grab Jan by the throat*
[4:00:18 PM] Sanura: She winces at the barrel of the gun. “Because I brought you here despite the feelings of some of my group because I think you’re a good person. .. you heard my phone call.. you know what I said and why I wanted you here.. I want you on our side. Not fighting us”
[4:00:28 PM] Harry: Harry gets in Victor’s way.
[4:00:50 PM] ST: (( Cha + Empathy, Mel ))
[4:00:50 PM] Harry: “Everybody shaddup. Victor. Tell her the story, every word, honestly.”
[4:00:57 PM | Edited 4:02:17 PM] Mike: “Easy, Harry. And you’re gonna feel like that for a while, Angela. I’d reccomend a few days rest before you go out running again.” He then turns to the zombies holding the remaining two Assassins. He finishes off the one he had damaged, then goes to the last one, grabbing at his jaw in such a way that the Assassin couldn’t clamp down on his teeth in case he had a cyanide tooth. He then looks at Jan. “If we were going to do anything to you, we would have done so in the fight. Either accept that, or not. I don’t really care. All I care about are these Assassin fucks. This isn’t the first time we’ve encountered them.” He looks at Vic. “Two reasons I can give. One, we’ve fought these things before. Two, they seemed just as intent on killing her as they did us. So ease up, Vic.” He looks back at Jan. “Because you’re amongst others like yourself, daughter of Artemis.”
[4:01:19 PM] Sanura: 2 :(
[4:01:29 PM] Victor: *Surprised by the speed of Harry he listens and grunts as his hand sorta glances Harry’s shoulder*
[4:02:18 PM] Victor: *Victor listens to Mike before speaking* “Fine…Whole story….”
[4:02:48 PM] Harry: “And I mean everything, even the bad ideas.”
[4:03:10 PM] ST: “Pretty words, Kitten. Doesn’t mean they mean anything,” she spits. But, despite that, she remains still, her eyes darting to everyone else.
[4:04:09 PM] Harry: He turns to Jan. “You want the truth, you’re gonna get it, every word, but you don’t get to attack my friends. So take that shit down a notch.”
[4:04:19 PM] Sanura: Sanura grimaces "it’s actually Sanura.. look .. if .. Alejo was here.." she mumbles as she looks around.
[4:04:56 PM | Edited 4:05:05 PM] Victor: “I been hunting titan spawn for a LONG time now. Your boy….Caelius attacked me at the Biker bar….maybe I antagonized him but I’ve never had a Cyclops try to kill me who wasnt bad. So your boy….Caelius….hes dead….his corpse attached to a ship at the bottom of the Ocean. Your crew was texting me. Thats how we knew where to find you.”
[4:05:19 PM] Harry: “Al is great, but you guys have to learn to move past these textbook comic book mistakes. Heroes fight heroes because no one lets the other guy talk.”
[4:06:41 PM] Sanura: Sanura looks at Vic “You idiot” she mutters softly and puts her hand to her brow. “We didn’t know he was a hound .. he came into our turf so to speak raging.. we had to protect ourselves.” leaving out the children on purpose.
[4:07:16 PM] Victor: *Turns to Sanura* “Harry said whole truth.”
[4:07:39 PM] Sanura: Glowers at him. “that doesn’t mean you smack someone in the face with it”
[4:07:42 PM] Harry: "And I meant it. No surprises later, no “You shouldn’t have kept this from me” bullshit."
[4:07:51 PM] Harry: “Cards on the table.”
[4:07:59 PM] Victor: “Agreed”
[4:08:09 PM] Sanura: Sighs “Can we lay our cards down with a bit of subtly please”
[4:08:25 PM] ST: “You WHAT!?” snarls Jan, whirling to point her gun at Victor. “That’s it. No more talking. You’re fucking dead.”
[4:08:46 PM] Sanura: Sanura shifts to put herself in front of Vic her palms up.
[4:09:01 PM] Mike: “Throw that gun as far as you can now!” ((Overt Order.))
[4:09:03 PM] Victor: *Victor chuckles* “Your move Chiquitita”
[4:09:31 PM] Sanura: “Jan .. Please..” She steps back onto Vic’s insole if possible.
[4:09:47 PM] Sanura: Steps is to soft a word.. more like stomps..
[4:10:37 PM] Harry: “I am trying really, really hard to keep any godkids from dying here, lady, so last time I ask. Find someplace to point that gun that doesn’t have it aimed at one of my friends, or I’m gonna take it and break it.”
[4:11:57 PM] Victor: *Vic looks down as Sanura Presses against him and simply smirks he looks at Jan* "She dont want me to kill you. And since I kinda like this one. Ima let her -convince- me not to attack you but you dont do as Harry says. Your gonna have your arms ripped out of your sockets faster than you can say “Ima cold hearted bitch” "
[4:12:32 PM] ST: Her finger squeezes the trigger, but at last second, once seeing Sanura in her sights, she points the gun just off to the right. A shot rings through the forest once more. Shortly thereafter, upon Mike’s order, her gun seems to fly from her hands of its own volition and clatter off into the trees. She clenches her fists and growls once she sees she’s outmatched. A cornered predator…
[4:13:13 PM] Harry: "Now, if you decide “Fuck these guys”, I’m gonna be real nice and let you walk off and get your gun and leave, but you asked, and you’re gonna hear all of it."
[4:13:46 PM] ST: A distant but familiar caw echoes through the clearing from on high. They’re returning!
[4:14:12 PM] Harry: “I’m gonna go get it before some ninja steals it.” He dashes over and retrieves the gun.
[4:14:42 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs softly and steps over to Jan. she’d reach out and try to take her hands. "Please.. just.. take a deep breath.. " over her shoulder. “we all need to take a deep breath.”
[4:14:47 PM | Edited 4:15:09 PM] Mike: Mike then tosses down his own Axe as well. “There. Now we are all unarmed. Though some of us can attack without weapons, and I’d urge them to NOT do anything rash. If it would make you feel better, Jan, I can take punches all day. I’ll be your punching bag after you’ve heard the whole story. But only AFTER.”
[4:15:51 PM] ST: Upon hearing the caw, Jan straightens and lifts her chin. She snatches her hands away from Sanura. “Don’t touch me.” She sends a dark look to Mike, Victor, and Harry.
[4:15:54 PM] Victor: “Shit….” Victor attempts to hand over the injured assassin to Harry “Hold this for me?” He walks over to Mike and hands him the other “A present for you” He rotates his neck, a loud cracking noise heard as it cracks he stretches out his back, it does the same. “We got incoming. And their bringing the magician with ’em”
[4:16:04 PM] ST: “Jesus Christ, you guys,” mumbles Angela.
[4:16:52 PM] Victor: *Victor braces himself for the return of Jans crew*
[4:17:16 PM] Mike: The zombies grab hold of the injured Assassin.
[4:18:31 PM] Sanura: Sanura winces “tommorow is going to suck for me.. if I live that long” she sighs.
[4:18:34 PM] Harry: “Fuck, more of them?” He darts over to Jan. “Congrats, you get bailed out of exposition. They’re coming back.”
[4:18:40 PM] Harry: He hands over her gun.
[4:19:25 PM] Victor: *Looks over his shoulder* “Sports star….Id take that back if I were you….Incoming….is her lot….And I dont think they are gonna be too happy.”
[4:20:24 PM] Harry: “If it’s the cyclopes, they can have her, she’s not a goddamned prisoner. If it’s the ninjas, we need all the help we can get.”
[4:21:17 PM] Victor: “Cyril’s the one that made that noise…Id let them have her back…But only after we get Malif Back. Since he is the one they believe is Caelius”
[4:21:36 PM] Harry: "Wait…what did you morons do?
[4:21:43 PM] ST: As the adrenaline begins to wear off, Angela’s suddenly overcome by the memory of the pain, the sharp smell of blood, and her dizziness. She staggers away, doubles over, clutches her abdomen, and starts retching.
[4:22:02 PM] Sanura: Sanura rubs her brow and then steps over to rub Angela’s back soothingly.
[4:22:13 PM] Victor: “No…THAT moron did it. I’ve never seen a scion turn into someone else… But have to admit it was pretty impressive.”
[4:22:29 PM] Harry: “Fuck. Amateurs!”
[4:23:05 PM] ST: Jan grabs the gun forcefully from Harry, not snatching as if it was about to disappear, but making a point. The distant rumble of motorcycles can now be heard to the Epic Per folks.
[4:23:11 PM] Victor: “This is your crew Sports Star. Im along for the ride now. But he was watched out for. I made sure Cyril was with him.”
[4:23:36 PM] Harry: He looks at Jan. “Look, here’s the quick part. These guys are new at the hero business. Apparently, there’s been some hellacious fuckups, but we’re not your enemy.”
[4:24:05 PM] Mike: Mike looks at the Assassin he’s currently holding then to the zombies in his thrall. “Hold his mouth open. Make sure he can’t chomp down.” The zombies oblidge and holds his mouth open wide. He then goes to Jan, doesn’t try to hold her hands at all… just looks at her with a serious face. “Believe me or not, but I will tell you the truth when I say that we had no idea that he was a good guy. He was attacking us. Just like if we attacked you right now, you’d defend yourself.” He sighs and steps back a ways from her. “I’m sorry I had you toss your gun away. I needed everyone clear-headed and unarmed so we could talk calmly like I am now. Can you accept that we at least were ignorant of Caelius just being his angry self, and accept our sincere apologies.” He gives a bow to her. “I’m sure the daughter of a mighty huntress can find at least SOME forgiveness in her heart, maybe?”
[4:24:40 PM] Victor: *Victor chuckles and turns to Jan again* “THEY!!! *points to the others* are heroes. I am a soldier. I do what has to be done…..Just so were clear.”
[4:25:22 PM] Harry: Harry sighs. “I swear to god, my life is being written by Rob Leifeld.”
[4:25:40 PM] Harry: He looks at Victor. “And probably drawn by him too.”
[4:25:50 PM] Mike: Mike looks at Harry. “Who’s Rob Leifeld?”
[4:26:04 PM] Harry: “90s Cable and Image comics.”
[4:26:05 PM] ST: “Fuck off,” she growls to Mike. Upon Victor’s words she merely pushes her tongue into her cheek, clearly not giving two shits whether Victor is a soldier or not.
[4:26:21 PM] Victor: “Comon now Mike…The new Mutants….X-force..Dont you read comics?”
[4:27:05 PM] Sanura: Sanura focuses on helping Angela back to her feet while Mike and Harry break things down more or less. Over her shoulder to Jan. "I am sorry for your pet.. we really thought he was a threat to those we are protecting.
[4:27:23 PM] Harry: “Point is…this has been a fuckup on a fuckup. If this cyclops we took down isn’t a villain, I’ll see about getting him brought back to life. It’s not exactly out of the question. But we have to come to a peace here and now.”
[4:28:09 PM] Mike: “Okay, so you-” He stops speaking at Sanura’s words. “I’m pretty sure Caelius wasn’t her PET, Sanura. Just like my zombies aren’t my pets.”
[4:28:43 PM] Victor: *Victor’s face makes a questionable look* “If you can do that Harry….Might want to mention he been shark food for a while. Just to bring him back whole is all.” Victor chuckles a bit.
[4:29:11 PM] Sanura: Sanura’s jaw clenches “Vic.. really.. shut up please.. pretty please??”
[4:29:49 PM] Victor: *Victor Sighs* “You got it.” * He nods to Sanura*
[4:29:56 PM] Harry: “Ugh. Okay, I give up. Lady, sorry we came into your life and fucked it up. Clearly these guys need some -serious- training. Here’s my number…once this cools down, and you want to talk like sane people, or just have a knock-down drag out, or just wanna punch Victor in the face…call me.”
[4:30:10 PM] Harry: He hands her a card. “Morons, we’re out of here.”
[4:30:44 PM] Mike: Mike points at the captive, STILL ALIVE Assassin. “What do we do with him? I wanted to interrogate him.”
[4:30:57 PM] Harry: “Break his legs and bring him along.”
[4:31:45 PM] Sanura: Sanura looks over at Harry and her eyes narrow.
[4:32:21 PM] Harry: “No. No dirty looks, you folks fucked this ALL up while I was gone trying to save our charges.”
[4:32:47 PM] Victor: *Victor fists clinch at the mention that he needs training as much as he had just learned to Respect the sports star….It was gone just like that*
[4:33:45 PM] Sanura: Sanura shakes her head "I didn’t fuck up anything.. well besides Jan’s liking of me in the near future.. " frowning as she sighs. “anyway.. point being .. what does Jan want to do now.. besides smite each of us in different ways”
[4:34:27 PM] Mike: Mike does just that then, aiming straight for the Assassin’s kneecaps without intent to kill, but to do enough force so they’d break and be unusable. He then grabbed the Assassin’s weapons and examined them a bit. “Souvenir, if ever there was one.”
[4:34:32 PM] Harry: Harry stops. “Now how the hell are we gonna get Mister Wizard back from this?”
[4:34:58 PM] Victor: “We exchange him….”
[4:35:14 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs and holds her tongue [ and player waits for Meg to post]
[4:35:37 PM] Harry: “For who? Jan? She’s not a prisoner. She would have been a damned useful ally, had this not gone completely FUBAR.”
[4:35:37 PM] ST: Jan merely sneers at the card offered by Harry.
“Enough.” Alejandro’s voice cuts through the clearing.
[4:35:48 PM] Victor: “He was -supposed- to be our information on what the other Cyclopses were doing. But somehow they decided to turn around so he is no use undercover anymore.”
[4:36:12 PM] ST: Crook pads back into the clearing, followed shortly thereafter by Alejandro. His face is stony. He doesn’t look too well, a little paler than usual. As he passes by the assassin, he says, without a glance sideways, “Don’t bother with it. It can’t talk, even if it wanted to.” He steps within reach of Jan, calm and cool, his manner relaxed yet coiled.
[4:36:13 PM] Harry: “Oh thank God.”
[4:36:39 PM] Victor: *Victor Turns to face Alex" “OH! now the fearless Professor Xavier returns…Where the hell were you when they attacked us?”
[4:36:48 PM] ST: “Who the fuck are you supposed to be?” Jan asks, looking him up and down.
[4:37:21 PM] Sanura: Sanura’s relaxing posture seems to echo Harry’s exclimation. She was more than happy to see Alejo. She’d listen still but now focused on Angela, offering a bottled water from her bag.
[4:37:28 PM] Harry: Harry has had enough of this bungling. He releases the power entirely, letting the golden metal sheen fade.
[4:38:48 PM] ST: Alejandro sends a quiet look Victor’s way. His gaze is sharp, forestalling further words. Though the look reveals little, it’s clear that he’s teetering at the edge of his patience.
[4:39:12 PM] ST: Angela accepts the bottle and uses it to flush her mouth out and wash her hands clean of blood.
[4:43:29 PM] ST: Alejandro’s eyes flick back to Jan. She straightens, suddenly alert and… wary. Maybe even a little afraid? It’s hard to tell.
“I’m Alejandro Xaxalpa,” he introduces with a polite but entirely humorless smile. “Those shinobi were after me. Or, more specifically, trying to get in the way of my plans.”
[4:44:08 PM] Sanura: Sanura straightens and adjusts her own appearance as well as she’s able. Her skirt torn well beyond saving, a goodly bit more of her thighs showing than usual. She takes her blouse off, once again showing a corset underneath. She’d try and help Angela into to slightly more fresh shirt.
[4:44:52 PM] Mike: Mike examines the three weapons he plucked from his foe. He then stabbed the Ninjato he took into the Assassin’s forehead, wondering if it’ll disappear or because he was killed with his own weapon he’ll stay around. ((Want me to roll for damage?))
[4:44:57 PM] Mike: ((Or to hit?))
[4:45:04 PM] ST: Jan doesn’t respond, looking a little pinned under Alejandro’s gaze.
[4:45:06 PM] ST: (( No ))
[4:45:38 PM] Mike: ((Mkay. I stab it dead. It poof, or leave a body?))
[4:45:50 PM] ST: (( It poofed, and so too did the weapons… except for the shuriken. ))
[4:46:18 PM] Victor: *Victor cant help but look at Sanura He couldnt help but notice her look he tried not to stare but said nothing."
[4:47:14 PM] ST: Angela waves away the shirt as she gulps down the water, her eyes once again flicking to the corset. This time, though, she’s not quite as caught off-guard by the sight.
[4:47:39 PM] Mike: Mike sighed. He then made sure the rest of the Assassins were dead as well, picking up the Shuriken and keeping them. Gotta be some reason for them.
[4:48:52 PM] Sanura: Sanura shrugs softly and puts the shirt back on, she’d not want to wear a bloody shirt but then when ones pants were soaked I guess it didn’t make so much difference. Her attention turns to Alejo and Jan, wondering how this would develope.
[4:53:12 PM | Edited 4:53:53 PM] Victor: *Vic shakes his head at Mike for killing the assassins.* “Ive never met anyone who someone couldnt make speak….or at least write….but…Yall do what yall gonna do. Ill meet yall at the Warehouse.”* Vic heads toward his bike without a second thought and revs it up Whisteling as he rides slowly to the road waiting for a sign from Cyril that he was aware to Follow him. He then takes off back to the direction of the warehouse making a pit stop at the beach*
[4:53:35 PM] Victor: ((sry i have to head out so took vic out from further conversation ill be back in a few hours))
[4:55:22 PM] Mike: Mike sighs in relief. “At least the aggravation is gone now. We can TRY to talk with clear heads now.”
[4:59:19 PM] ST: “These ladies and gentlemen are my responsibility,” continues Alejandro quietly. “I apologize for the mess. I know apologies pale in the face of what was lost, but that is the best I can offer.” He pauses. “Other than my card.” A very familiar business card flicks between his fingers. “This card represents an assignment, should you and yours decide to take it. A hunt for big game indeed.” Jan eyes it. “While I sadly cannot replace your Caelius, I can offer you resources, contacts, anything you need.” He pauses. “Something big is coming, and we Scions are better off together than apart.” Despite herself, Jan reluctantly takes the card. “No obligations, of course. Take your time to decide. You can reach me at any time.” His voice is cool, quiet, and measured. She simply stares at the card for a moment.
[5:00:12 PM] Harry: Harry watches Al do the -exact same thing he just did-, and do it better. He sighs.
[5:00:21 PM] Sanura: Sanura nods slightly to Alejo’s words. Not knowing what he thinks is coming but strength in numbers almost always held true.
[5:01:16 PM] ST: Then the collective of cyclopes’ motorcycles rumbles into range of everyone’s hearing and eventually slows to a stop. As if broken from a trance, Jan looks up and around. “Fuck you all,” she spits. Even so, she shoves the card into her pocket. Her eyes linger on Sanura briefly before she turns sharply on her heel and stalks off back towards her bike.
[5:01:49 PM] Sanura: Sanura winces a little and wraps her arms around her middle. She really felt .. bad.
[5:01:50 PM] ST: “What’d I do?” protests Angela.
[5:02:06 PM] Harry: “Let’s not get into that now.”
[5:03:35 PM] ST: Crook rubs up against Sanura’s legs.
[5:03:47 PM] Mike: Mike makes sure he has all of the Shurikens dropped by the Melee attackers, putting them in his pockets. He then picks up his guitar and pick, putting the former in its case and the latter he’d keep on him now. He then looked at the standing zombies. “Take five, you guys.” The zombies then headed back to the holes that they crawled out of, going back to the earth. Afterwards, all that was left was what looked to be molehills. He then turns to the others. “So… how DO we get back Malif?”
[5:04:37 PM] Sanura: Looking down Sanura smiles ever so slightly and picks up Crook. Holding the warm furry critter and petting him lightly. Sanura looks towards the way Jan had gone “I’m sure he’ll be here shortly..”
[5:07:48 PM] ST: Alejandro exhales sharply and turns to address the group. “Once Mr. Mysterious returns, we’re all going back to the warehouse in. My. Car. We need to be there once everyone starts waking up.”
[5:08:28 PM] Sanura: Sanura gives a faint nod of her head and looks at the others. “No one else was hurt?”
[5:09:07 PM] Mike: Mike groans at that. “That’s gonna be fun…”
[5:09:44 PM] Harry: “Well, good news is, I got ahold of Nike, and was able to pass on word to Dad about what we’re dealing with. I have a feeling we can expect actual help.”
[5:09:45 PM] Malif: Grumps is still sitting ont he motorcycle he was assigned to, keeping an eye on the sitaution.
[5:10:27 PM] Sanura: Sanura just sort of tilts her nose up in the air, clearly not speaking to Harry.
[5:11:15 PM] Harry: Harry looks at her. “Did you mind control that woman?”
[5:11:35 PM | Edited 5:11:42 PM] Sanura: Sanura frowns slightly and looks guilty.
[5:11:46 PM] Harry: “Yeah, that’s what I thought.”
[5:11:51 PM] Malif: (just a lil… maybe…)
[5:12:32 PM] Harry: “We’d have had a better chance of getting her as an ally if you’d just shot her in the crotch.”
[5:12:37 PM] Harry: “Fuck.”
[5:13:14 PM] Harry: He walks off to the car, helping Angela.
*Meanwhile, with Malif…*
[5:19:39 PM] ST: As the group rolls up and parks near Jan’s bike, she emerges from the woods, her expression as if a dark and stormy cloud had rolled over it. “Grumps!” she snaps. “Your real friends want you back. Get your ass out of here and don’t let me see you again.” The cyclopes regard each other in surprise and puzzlement.
[5:20:30 PM] Malif: Grumps gets off the bike and looks at Jan strangely, but nods, and walks off quietly.
[5:21:58 PM] ST: “Miss Jan, what—” begins Happy.
“Shut your fucking mouth before I break all your teeth,” she growls. “Canada, as planned. Let’s go.”
The bikes roar to life once more. Jan’s is the first to take off.
[5:22:33 PM] Malif: Malif resists the urge to wipe imaginary sweat from his forehead XD
[5:13:18 PM] Sanura: Sanura gasps “She was willing to listen till you all acted like total jerks to her!” .. “and the ninja attack didn’t help.. but she was still going to listen”
[5:14:18 PM] Harry: “We weren’t jerks to her, I was nice, asking for her name, saving her from ninjas…she’s the one that pointed a gun at us.”
[5:14:37 PM] Harry: “A magic gun that killed these things in one hit.”
[5:15:08 PM] Harry: “She’s heartbroken and betrayed. It’s a bad scene.”
[5:15:18 PM] Sanura: She pointed a gun at us when she saw Vic, who she already had bad dealings with and then then you all decided to ‘honesty’ all over her.
[5:16:31 PM] Mike: “Well, I can understand your actions Harry. But Vic was kinda acting like a pretty big dick no matter HOW you look at it.”
[5:16:59 PM] Sanura: Sanura frowns and winced at the word heart broken. “She.. I don’t think the heart ache will last I mean.. you can’t make someone fall in love with you forever..” she bites her lower lip “I hope”
[5:17:01 PM] Harry: “Well, Vic’s a prick. But he’s on the team now.”
[5:17:28 PM] Harry: “The man tried to kill my sister. He’s not off my shit list -yet-.”
[5:18:11 PM] Mike: “I’m pretty easy-going most of the time, but he just… he rubs me the wrong way. I don’t know what it is, but… just… blegh.”
[5:18:56 PM] Malif: A couple of minutes later, Malif emerges from the woods, in his own form again. “So, did you all miss me?”
[5:19:35 PM] Harry: “Oh, gods, the lecture you all are gonna get from me, Al, or both of us. This has been a shitstorm.”
[5:20:20 PM] Sanura: The look Sanura shoots Harry says he can eat a bag of dicks. She does look a little concerned about Alejo’s judgement though.
[5:20:53 PM] Mike: “How’d they take to you leaving?”
[5:21:39 PM] Mike: Mike asked that of Malif.
[5:22:14 PM] Sanura: Sanura gulps softly and walks over to Alejo. “She.. will.. er lose interest in me right? I’m not even sure how I did that.. I didn’t know I could till I did.”
[5:22:17 PM] Malif: Malif shrugs. “With a lot of confusion.”
[5:23:08 PM] Mike: “Well, what did Jan do? I can only assume she had something to do with you being able to part with them.”
[5:25:25 PM] Malif: “She just said you guys wanted me back and to get out of her sight, but didn’t explain further. The others were confused as hell.”
[5:25:35 PM] Malif: “I assume someone told her, then.”
[5:26:00 PM] Mike: “Yeah, Vic.”
[5:26:58 PM] ST: Alejandro doesn’t look at Sanura as he proceeds towards his car. “We can only hope, Miss Menmatre. Whatever you did may at first have been temporary, but heartbreak takes a long time to heal.”
[5:27:53 PM] Malif: “So….. is there any particular reason why we threw away the ruse? Not that I really wanted a Canadian vacation…”
[5:28:14 PM] Mike: Mike, when having gotten back to the car, takes out one of the Shuriken he’d recovered and examines it a bit. “Those Shadow Assassins showed up again.”
[5:28:22 PM] Sanura: Sanura grimaces softly and tears up a little though she hides it in Crooks fur, she’d murmur a welcome back to Uncle Malif and then walk after Alejo towards the car.
[5:41:58 PM] Mike: “Those Shadow Assassin’s showed up, tried to kill all of us, again, and once we were rid of them, Jan trained her gun on us. We had no choice but to tell her the truth, to try and get the situation calmed down.”
[5:43:01 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs heavily and shakes her head. “With all the finess of a sledge hammer weilded by a blind gimp in a ship on rocky seas.”
[5:43:36 PM] Mike: “And the swinger of the sledgehammer being Mr. Cordero.”
[5:43:42 PM] Malif: “Why did she turn on you like that? You really do leave a lot of details out of your explanations.”
[5:43:58 PM] Mike: “Left it out because I have no clue.”
[5:45:33 PM] Sanura: “Partly because of Vic’s history with her, and because she knew I’d brought her here under contrived circumstances… I somehow .. made her feel softer feelings towards me.. it’s as if she fell in love.”
[5:46:09 PM] Malif: “Sounds like it wore off suddenly somehow. Interesting.”
[5:46:30 PM] Sanura: She shakes her head softly “No.. it didn’t”
[5:47:20 PM] Sanura: Clearing her throat “She was going to shoot Vic, untill I got in the way, I don’t know that she would have pulled the shot if it had been anyone else.”
[5:48:49 PM] Malif: Malif sighs. “Everyone’s so cryptic today.”
[5:50:53 PM] Sanura: Sanura shakes her head “what was so cryptic about that?” sighs “Anyway Harry proceeded to all the lot of us morons and for some reason thinks he’s going to lecture us.” her tone cool to say the least. “Alejo did seem to salvage the situation to a point.. at least we left on .. reasonably peaceful terms.”
[5:51:27 PM] Malif: “You told me the effect did not wear off. Yet she turned on you anyway. Leaves a large gap in understanding there.”
[5:52:05 PM] Sanura: She turned on the group at large when she found Vic in our numbers. However she apparently doesn’t hate me -yet- because she didn’t shoot through me to kill him.
[5:52:33 PM] Malif: “Why would she hate you?”
[5:57:54 PM] ST: “Hate is merely opposite side of the coin to love,” says Alejandro, still not looking at anyone’s way in particular. He gives himself a slight sneer to his response. “It’s impossible for hate to be born from apathy.”
[5:59:20 PM] Harry: “Because you can fall for someone fast that’s no good for you, who’s using you. Ask any lonely fanboy.”
[5:59:30 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs faintly “did she seem particularly apathetic as she left?” She looks to Malif “how would you feel about a person that used their power to make you fall in love with them?”
[5:59:55 PM] Harry: “And when you realize it’s not mutual…it hurts bad.”
[6:00:27 PM] Mike: “Unless…” He gives Sanura a wry smile. “It WAS mutual…”
[6:01:45 PM] Sanura: Sanura shakes her head “no.. no.. I would have liked to have been .. well a colleage or .. something along those lines. I don’t think that can happen now. I didn’t think she was going to be a ‘good guy’ when I tried to .. garner her interest”
[6:03:00 PM] Malif: “Well, I’m still rather confused on this whole hate thing, is she really that upset that we associate with Vic?”
[6:03:41 PM] Mike: “So you don’t have feelings for her, then…” He focuses intently on her.
[6:04:06 PM] Sanura: Sanura blinks “Of course not.. how could I..”
[6:04:14 PM] Harry: “Okay, here’s the reality. We -all- bungled this. Killing the cyclops, impersonating him, enchanting the woman…I’m amazed to say it, but Mike back there is the only one who didn’t fuck this up on some level.”
[6:05:35 PM] Harry: “As it stands, we’ve lost a potential ally, and gained a hateful rival at best, a mortal enemy at worst. We need to set that aside though, and get back to our current snafu, namely, the base full of young godlings coming down from titanblood.”
[6:05:46 PM] Malif: Malif frowns. “And how does impersonating the missing cyclops count as a bungle? We avoided a major battle in a public bar because of it, and I was in a position to learn a lot about these people, if my ruse had not been given away.”
[6:06:37 PM] Harry: “Because you shouldn’t have been in the bar, or confronting the cyclopes, because we shouldn’t have killed one without knowing if he was evil.”
[6:06:44 PM] Sanura: Sanura pets Crook and falls silent as she looks out the window.
[6:06:52 PM] Harry: “That one’s on me and Angela as well though.”
[6:07:36 PM] Harry: “Because, frankly, I never imagined a non-evil cyclops biker gang running with a Scion of Artemis.”
[6:07:40 PM] Malif: “Yes, people should not have killed him, I agree. I wasn’t even there for that, however. So do please point blame where it belongs, rather than just spraying it at everyone.”
[6:08:29 PM] Mike: Mike finally registers what Harry said and gives him a glare. “You’re insinuating that I don’t normally do the correct thing?”
[6:09:08 PM] Harry: “So, it’s done now, until we can talk to Poseiden or Hades about undoing it. And while I want to talk to you all about sticking to the mission, I’m glad we got you all out alive. Better dumb than dead. So thank the gods for that.”
[6:09:45 PM] Mike: “We could also try contacting my dad. Or…” He sighs heavily. “My brother…”
[6:10:18 PM] Harry: “And yes, I’m harsh, my sister’s back there nursing what was, for a second, a fatal gut wound. So, yeah.”
[6:10:55 PM] Mike: Mike raises a finger at that. “You’re welcome, by the way.”
[6:12:17 PM] ST: “It was only a flesh wound,” Angela quips almost reflexively.
[6:12:44 PM] Mike: “You would have bled out in 8 minutes if I had not intervened.”
[6:13:07 PM] Sanura: Sanura’s lips tighten slightly it what might have been a smile before her gaze turns to the window again. Her fingers rubbing through Crooks fur lightly as she tries to ease her concience somehow.
[6:13:11 PM] ST: Angela smiles weakly. “I’ve had worse.”
[6:13:22 PM] Harry: “You lie…”
[6:13:26 PM] Malif: Malif tilts his head in concern about the comment over Angela. “Are you going to be alright?”
[6:13:29 PM] ST: Her smile brightens.
[6:13:37 PM] Mike: “Uh-huh… and I’m the Tooth Fairy.”
[6:15:34 PM] Mike: “She’ll be fine. Bruised abdomen, beat-up liver, but a few days of NOT moving around and she’ll be fine.”
[6:15:36 PM] ST: “Come on, you pansy! I’ll bite your kneecaps off!” she says in a faux British accent with a peal of laughter. Then she groans at the pain of it. Abdominal trauma’s no joke. “Okay, I’m done,” she finishes weakly.
[6:16:39 PM] Mike: “Yeah, like I said. Take it from the doctor who patched you up. You’ll be hurting for a few days.”
[6:17:06 PM] Malif: Malif laughs warmly. “Oh, a fan of British humour!”
[6:18:58 PM] ST: She sends a pained smirk Malif’s way. “Duh.”
[6:19:32 PM] Malif: Malif smiles and shakes his head. “Your lady is a lucky one.”
[6:20:08 PM] Sanura: Sanura slides down in her seat much different from her usual posture, her focus either out the window or in the pattern of Crooks fur.
[6:20:55 PM] ST: Crook, seemingly unaffected by all these occurences, rumbles away in her lap, his eyes idly examining the whizzing scenery.
[6:23:27 PM] Sanura: Sanura sits up some. “Alejo… couldn’t someone with the right gifts.. make her forget about all this stuff?”
[6:25:38 PM] ST: (( Sorry, gonna have to leave. I’m, like, 25 minutes late. Alejandro’ll answer next session! ))