[PbP] Cabin in the woods
When it rains… it pours. The rainstorm becomes a full on thunderstorm outside. Lady Rose in her broken armor writhes in silent agony from the afflictions still affecting her. Tarak stokes his fireplace with a bit of magic and then looks around in the cramped cabin.
He pulls out a white chrystal in a familiar form to the black crystal you saw with Nightwatch and begins to speak “So apparantly sending out an beacon for help made me an archmage. I’m sure there would have been better candidates then I.”
Tarak puts his dark red massive blade along the wall and it strikes a familiar design to a weapon wielded by a famous mercenary only a lot larger and shaded with red in its entirety of a solid color.
“So tell me what do you know of our current situation here.”
07-13-2013, 06:07 AM
“The situation here ? Nothing. We were sent here to get you as a tie breaker, but this was only one of two or three locations to find you. Divination was really doing a poor job for his name, if i may say so. Anyway, Illia brought us to the ‘edge of the bubble’ and from there we went on and encountered you two. Care to fill us in what happened ?”
07-13-2013, 12:59 PM
“He was referring the fact the soldiers are augmented.” A.D.A.M replies
“Very well then, the situation is as stands, about a week ago in my manor Lady Rose portals through my bedroom and calls for my aid. That’s when the assassins started showing up so I took her here and a lot of the numbers died down. However using what I know about healing I determined something has poisoned her really badly and sent out a beacon using the Crystal and thus here we are. Surrounded by outsiders and idiots with augmented powers following one of the many enemies I have acquires. There are many names for her but the one she identifies the most with is Lexianna.”
07-13-2013, 01:36 PM
“Off course.” Ebonmar says with a scowl. “Politics and assassins…a brew land-bound races are adept at mixing.”
07-13-2013, 01:43 PM
“I do not believe the Strix understand the gravity of your enemies Third.” A.D.A.M replies “Lexianna isn’t in for the politics, shes here for the armor and will stop at nothing to get it. Fortunately she isn’t powerful enough to break the ‘bubble’ as it is.”
07-13-2013, 02:40 PM
“I understand well enough. We will do what we came here to do. Jorgen is an excellent healer. On the morrow, we should be ready to depart, healed and all.”
07-13-2013, 02:57 PM
“We wont be able to leave without a good plan.” Tarak says “While Lexianna herself is too powerful of an outsider to come in the area she will most certainly find us once she leaves. She brought a dammed army with her too, they aren’t strong but they have numbers.”
“Third may I suggest calling in first?” A.D.A.M says
“No! It would have came if it could and the Ashiran as noble as it is, still is an outsider of great strength. I’ll have to formulate an escape plan.” Tarak replies. “It is a good thing I don’t care about the hundred and nineteenth law.”
07-13-2013, 03:15 PM
Not having prepared more than one Remove disease spell that day, Jorgen prays silently for additional help for the sickened Lady rose. He casts one more spell he thinks might help: a Make whole spell upon her armor. He hopes if the armor is repaired more it’s magic would help cure her. He watches patiently as he works the magic to repair her armor.
07-13-2013, 03:23 PM
The armor begins to repair as the spell is cast but at a slow rate. Charade then whispers again “Thanks, I’ve been using all the abilities just to keep her alive and haven’t been able to repair it.”
07-13-2013, 03:27 PM
“I’ll do what I can for now, Charade, but I prepared Torag’s spells for battle today, not temple duty. I’ll do what I can until I can pray again in the morning,” he said as he tried to get as much efficiency out of his last useful spell as he could.
“What damaged ye so much? It wasn’t the huntress was it? the same bitch who poisoned lady faye?”
07-13-2013, 03:31 PM
Charade whispers again “We got into a huge scrap with the Ikail on their turf. They were attempting to bring forth a Gray when we did. Some of these infections are from the swamp others are from two other forms we took note of there. They have three new in total since the last time you fought them. While the Gray’s creation was impeded they will try again within the year.”
07-13-2013, 03:36 PM
Jorgen’s face looked grim.
“I take it a Grey be some horrible world killin monster of some sort? Forgive me ignorance. Time and temporal theory isn’t an easy thing for me to understand. I deal with solid things better, like the earth.”
07-13-2013, 04:13 PM
Charade replies “Gray’s aren’t time or temporal. They are simply the end evolution for the Ikail. They look like elves in armor basing their design off of Fys since she was the most powerful on Antares during the age of Chaos. To put it in analogy if the lizards are baby dragons the Gray would be the Elder dragon.”
07-13-2013, 05:11 PM
“I see. Well, good thing ye stopped them then,” he said as tried to clean her wounds again and ease her suffering some.
“I’m a simple dwarf, but I am a decent healer though I wasn’t able to fix the poison that effected Miss Faye,” he said sadly. “But should be able to fix what those lizards did to Lady Rose. Don’t che worry.” He said softly as he started to dab her head with a wet cloth to ease her fever. He examined her again more closely to see if he can tell what sort of incremental damage was being done to her by the disease. Constitution loss or something else?
07-13-2013, 06:26 PM
James casts heroism on Rose too
07-13-2013, 06:48 PM
As the armor continues to repair you notice some injuries under the armor from the helm there is a slit you can see inside just barely to see a strand of blond hair amist a pale complexion covered in scars, there is of course the one you remember from along the neck. For the most part she appears drained of strength and stamina however any losses have stopped.
Charade speaks again in a whisper “Sometimes the cost is a little too high, we had to deal with a newborn Gray along with several of their contaminators and several hundred of the lizards. They don’t play nice. Neither does Lexianna, Hence why I turned to his Third. The man who watches the night is no fool, he wants the armor but he can’t have it. He doesn’t know what it does so he wont destroy it and if any of his collaborators turn it over to an enemy they sign their own death warrants. She will be stable through the night Jorgen of this I am certain however you may wish to investigate why someone in Zwindler has a Sentinels blade.”
07-13-2013, 06:58 PM
Jorgen burns a charge off his wand of Lesser Restoration to restore some of her strength damage and relieve some of her exhaustion.
“I don’t think I’ve heard of a sentinel’s blade. What does it do and what signs should we look for in its search?”
07-13-2013, 07:10 PM
Charade whipsers “the sentinel blade is that giant dark red blade of a uniform make. It’s one of the first things an initiate into the sentinels set out to craft. It can’t be enchanted but it can be in conjuction with magic. Its a deadly weapon that cuts through pretty much everything.”
07-13-2013, 07:40 PM
“Giant Dark red blade. I don’t recall seein any of those in Zwindler , but I wasn’t there long. After I make sure Lady Rose is on her feet again, we can do just that. I’m a healer after all, not a detective. Tis a higher duty of mine to tend to the wounded.”
07-13-2013, 07:41 PM
“Right well I’ll keep her stable and you get some shut eye.” Charade whispers. “Keep on your guard I detect a mechanoid present.”
07-13-2013, 07:53 PM
“there be one in the next room. Adam is his name, he seems to be a golem butler or somethin.”
07-13-2013, 10:02 PM
“Adam or A.D.A.M? Huge difference here. Once just a class b and the other is an experimental mechanoid from the good old days.” Charade replies
07-13-2013, 10:08 PM
“aye, he spelt it. A-D-A-M.”
07-13-2013, 10:25 PM
Charade lets out a slightly audible gulp. “When she’s right, she is right. A.D.A.M was He who watches the night attempt at creating a CI. Instead he got what Maika wanted, a highly modular regenerating mechanoid with a soul. Depending on how much modifications it has done it could be between a rail golem to just a simple machine soldier on top of any training it has. Fourth only appears next to third which means… Our enemy can’t take the armor so they aren’t going to let anyone else have it.”
07-13-2013, 10:33 PM
“I don’t think I understood a word you said, Charade. are ye saying you think she might attack here tonight?” Jorgen said.
07-13-2013, 10:42 PM
“she being miss Rose in this case. She had a hunch that Tarak might be in with some shady characters. You know as well as I not many make enemies with Lexianna.” Charade replies “A.D.A.M wont attack unless someone higher up gives the order. Assuming Tarak is third that means Tarak would have to give the order to attack someone he is protecting. I’m just saying be cautions and do what recon you can on them I doubt you ever see all four in the same location.”
07-13-2013, 11:01 PM
“I’ll quietly let the others know then. My job is here for now, he said softly.” He stood and asked Elania to quietly let the others know to start doing what Charade suggested.
07-14-2013, 11:14 AM
Not being aware of the conversation in the other room, Trillia is still suspicious of the two, considering all she heard at the clearing
“Who is the ‘enemy of my enemy’ who you intend to gift the armor to ? it was someone who was in a weakened state, so both Ikali and most of the Nessi forces drop out of the frame…”
(also, what knowledge check for the hundred and nineteenth law)
07-14-2013, 12:00 PM
Trillia along with everyone else knows Zwindlers most infamous law 119 which stats “Let there be no construct created with the ability to think for itself. If there is it is illegal to befriend it doing so is considered aiding an enemy of the state.”
“The enemy of my enemy is Lady Rose. Given she is hunted by Lexianna, I have no personal interest in her and have never met her in person. So the analogy best fits here.” Tarak replies.
07-15-2013, 11:50 PM
“Do you think Lexi will try to attack here?”
07-16-2013, 12:07 AM
“She can’t get in here. Strong outsiders or those with a lot of power tied to outsiders cannot enter the area. So she has her army and mercenaries to attack but they’ll have issues finding my cabin. They will find it eventually but its a lot of terrain to cover.” Tarak replies. “We’re stronger than them but they outnumber us severely which means they’ll resort to mob tactics if we take more than a few days.”
07-16-2013, 09:08 PM
“What about when we leave this place?”
07-16-2013, 09:11 PM
“Lexianna is bold but not stupid, if Lady Rose makes a recovery to a fighting condition there wont be a thing she can do. Hence all the mooks.” Tarak replies. “If she sees Lady Rose dispatching any soldiers with ease then Lexianna will retreat and have to wait for another opportunity.”
07-16-2013, 09:38 PM
“Okay then, I’m going to hit the sack. Wake me up for fire balling people or for breakfast.”
07-16-2013, 10:20 PM
“As you wish” A.D.A.M replies. “I shall await the verdict on Lady Rose before patrolling third.”
07-17-2013, 06:41 AM
“Is this cabin magic imbued or something ? Just wanted to know if i should be afraid that they’ll just bomb the cabin to bury us under it”
07-17-2013, 12:49 PM
“Cabin has some heavy enchants on it.” Tarak replies “Like most of my sanctuaries I like to make sure they are well planned out. This one was built to deal with powerful outsiders, I have another which is for powerful natives and another for in case of Armageddon. Which brings me to plan B, hold on.”
Tarak open the door to the room and walks in.
“Greetings priest, how is our patient?”
07-19-2013, 08:54 PM
Jorgen looks up from his meditation.
“She should be on her feet and ready to fight in the morning. I’ll make sure of that.”
07-19-2013, 09:01 PM
“Is she stable to move to a more secure location without the risk of further injury. This cabin while warded isn’t the true safe zone I have here.” Tarak replies “If we can move her to my sanctuary below it should buy another day to two until they find the trap door. Would have moved her myself but that suit is ridiculously heavy.”
07-19-2013, 09:14 PM
“how far is it? we can’t move her very far unless we carry her on the bed”
“A.D.A.M is a stretcher among other things.” Tarak replies “And about thirty feet down and a few hundred feet around from there until we arrive. There will be other beds down there.” Tarak Replies. “Though even he might need help with the stretcher part.”
07-19-2013, 09:17 PM
“she is stable enough for that. Lets move her then if its not safe here at the moment”
07-19-2013, 09:30 PM
Tarak opens up a pit leading into some stairs and then smells down below. “Something isn’t right, I smell fresh cigar smoke. A.D.A.M!”
A.D.A.M opens the door the to the “Yes Third.”
Tarak replies “Need you to take some of them down to the sanctuary I have down there. Make there there aren’t any hostiles.”
A.D.A.M replies “Very well. I shall go and any that wish to accompany me should follow. I will take three individuals maximum as to leave this position fortified. Preferrably scouts.”
Whomp! Crash! Crackle
“It would appear that someone is breaking into your sanctuary.” A.D.A.M replies
“Deal with it.” Tarak replies as A.D.A.M. descends “Looks like someone that knows about it or built it has come for something in there. Still safer than up here I doubt those mindless drones shooting magic around have any idea of what’s down there.”
07-19-2013, 09:32 PM
“I’ll stay with the patient. Trilla, ye Ebonmar and Cale should go ahead”
07-19-2013, 09:38 PM
Tarak nods “I’ll be staying here too. After all she did storm into my room.”
07-19-2013, 09:47 PM
Ebonmar nods and proceeds as directed, pulling out Black Razor.
07-19-2013, 10:03 PM
Ebomnar follows the mechanoid into a dark cavern before it speaks “Do you require a light source?”
07-19-2013, 11:33 PM
Trillia gives Tarak and Jorgen a carefull look, then shrugs and heads down with the others.
“Don’t forget to wake up James. He wanted to be woken for fire ballin people or breakfast, but i guess this is acceptable reason to wake him too.”
07-19-2013, 11:43 PM
A.D.A.M speaks “We want to be silent not loud. Aura of the unremarkable only covers to a certain degree.”
07-20-2013, 05:12 PM
“No. I can see perfectly in the dark.”
07-20-2013, 05:42 PM
A.D.A.M leads Trillia and Ebomnar down through some dark tunnels eventually another loud crash is heard. A.D.A.M picks up the pace in the long and narrow pulling out his frosted warhammer and placing a metal tube attachment with several moving parts on his left forearm. After a few hundred feet you come across a structure in the caverns which at one point had an hidden door ending. Now a structure of ancient stonework stands before you. A set of footsteps can be heard inside and thats when A.D.A.M. speaks as he vanishes.
“Stealth is required we do wish for the element of suprise. There are some branches in this outpost I will head one way you head another when we get in.” A.D.A.M replies
07-20-2013, 06:02 PM
James wakes up but does not open his eyes and groggy yells “wahz oing on?”
07-20-2013, 06:08 PM
Tarak walks out and talks normally "Quieter, wards don’t protect against those hearing someone yell. “There’s been a slight change of plans and we are investigating into it.”
07-20-2013, 06:11 PM
James tries to wake up “Who is it?”
07-20-2013, 06:12 PM
“We are moving lady Rose to a more secure location when we determine that it is indeed still secure.” Tarak replies.
07-20-2013, 06:14 PM
“Lady rose is making the noise?”
07-20-2013, 06:15 PM
“If she was we wouldn’t need to move her.” Tarak replies “Adam and two others are seeing about the troubles down below.”
07-20-2013, 06:18 PM
James takes a deep breath. he holds it in. then lets it out.
“Okay I just woke up, what going on?”
07-20-2013, 06:20 PM
Tarak repeats everything he just said then adds “They are securing the backup of my backup.”
07-20-2013, 06:23 PM
“I’ll go help them.”
James casts invisibility, heroism, and mage armor and heads after the guys.
07-20-2013, 06:35 PM
As James is casting spells Tarak speaks “Go down the ladder head north and follow the right wall.”
07-20-2013, 06:45 PM
James hopes down the hole with the ladder and lets his feather fall ring take care of the rest. He then goes north and follows the right wall.
07-20-2013, 07:03 PM
James moves along for a few minutes to see that Trillia and Ebomnar are standing outside of a bunker that had its door broken down. A.D.A.M is nowhere to be seens and another sound takes place
Whoom! Thunk! Thunk!
A.D.A.M whispers but is not seen “Let’s move. fan out and search, do not engage.”
07-20-2013, 07:11 PM
An invisible James moves up and whispers “hey guys.”
07-20-2013, 07:23 PM
two red lights flare up in front of you and A.D.A.M whispers “So you can do silent, Looks like your comrades had a misconception.”
07-20-2013, 07:24 PM
Trillia heads on, trying not to make a ruckus.
07-20-2013, 07:32 PM
As Trillia steps inside she accidentally runs into a untriggered trap among a sea of destroyed traps. She feels a hand pull her back with a whisper “Caution would be advised. Third is extremely cautious.” Trillia makes out at least have a dozen broken traps among the displayed ornaments at the opening. A panel is removed from the other side and a bunch of clicks are heard and two red lights blink and then vanish.
07-20-2013, 07:35 PM
“Thanks. Seems whatever got in here either is good at spotting traps or just didn’t care about getting hit by them. Were they also meant to kill or just to disable intruders ?”
07-20-2013, 07:39 PM
“The repeating magic traps were not bothered, only the physical ones. The intrude doesn’t seem to care about magic make note of that.”A.D.A.M whispers
As you continue through you notice several spots where the structure has been damaged. “Failsafes were broken as well.” A.D.A.M whispers.
As you approach the first Y intersection A.D.A.M speaks I will go right and you all will go left, I will regroup after I have searched the area."
And with that silence followed by
WHoom! Thunk! Whooom! Thunk! Crash!
07-20-2013, 07:43 PM
Trillia waits for Ebonmar and James, who she can’t see, then moves on, leaving A.D.A.M. with a simple nod.
07-20-2013, 07:49 PM
You continue south and make your way past the four statues each holding a different item into a room that looks like it is set up as a dining hall. continuing to the next Y which to the south has no visible threats however it is a nice kitchen and to the north a hallway that appears to branch off.
07-20-2013, 08:08 PM
Trillia heads south, checking the kitchen, just to make sure they won’t get someone in their backs
07-20-2013, 08:13 PM
Trillia can see someone with muddy boots has recently walked into the kitchen and taken some of the Jerky and a bit of ale. Then left leaving only the muddy footprints in the kitchen floor.
07-20-2013, 08:20 PM
“Oh cool, another Bunker. does this one have a self destruct thing too?”
07-20-2013, 08:22 PM
Ebonmar stays close to Trillia, inwardly grumbling about having no room to fly. He looks around with a sharp eye while attempting to be quiet.
See rolls here.
07-20-2013, 08:22 PM
“Clear, though someone got himself a meal. Seems he came from outside. Left mud all over the place.”, she whispers before heading north.
07-20-2013, 08:29 PM
“Lets check out the rooms.”
07-20-2013, 08:32 PM
Ebomnar notices an unusual drag line along the floor, it isn’t faint but unless you knew what scratched rocks looked like. From the pattern whomever was dragining it had it skip a few time usually at indentations on the floor which meant it was either heavy or someone didn’t bother to rework the tiling. On top of that he finds the butt of a cigar in the corner of the intersection.
07-21-2013, 12:20 AM
James looks in the bed rooms.
07-21-2013, 12:28 AM
The rooms all appear to ornate filled with a desk and a single bed with drawers underneath the furniture is of beautiful handcrafting and fits more of a modern era. In the fourth room you find an unusual looking stone on the desk and in the sixth room you find a cigar pressed into the table along with some cutlery and what remains of a large piece of meat and a bit of a pitcher of ale.
James scans for thoughts
07-21-2013, 12:33 AM
James only finds the thoughts of those he knows and of an invisible machine soldier that stops and turns to face him with two red eyes glaring “That will accomplish nothing. If our intruder did not bother to disable magic traps what do you think that means for magic in general?”
07-21-2013, 09:48 AM
“Oh…..” Is all James said. That had not really occurred to him.
07-21-2013, 12:13 PM
“Proceed with caution and focus your magic on the environmental effects instead of direct targets and area of effect blasts.” A.D.A.M says
07-21-2013, 12:44 PM
Trillia checks if the consumer of the meat and the ale was here recently.(mostly by if the ale is already stale and such)
07-21-2013, 01:02 PM
As Trillia checks the not stale ale a sound is heard again this time the normal Whoom! Thunk! followed by what sounds to be a wall breaking down.
07-21-2013, 01:06 PM
Trillia gets a move on, heading further north, past the bedrooms then checking at the intersection from which direction the sounds would’ve come
07-21-2013, 01:09 PM
07-21-2013, 01:12 PM
A.D.A.M having vanished again seems to have headed right leaving only the left way unexplored.
07-21-2013, 01:14 PM
Trillia heads left
07-21-2013, 01:18 PM
Going down the corridor you come across a bathroom with a sauna type room south to the right to the left you see a smoke cloud in the room with the blue pool of water.
07-21-2013, 01:24 PM
Trillia carefully checks out the cloud from the entrance of the room, looking for hostiles
07-21-2013, 02:37 PM
The cloud clears out in a few minutes, James begins to notice his invisibility wearing off and you can see a group of walls and corridors on the other side and two altar rooms adjacent to the one with the pool.
07-21-2013, 03:02 PM
Trillia tries to locate the source of the dust cloud, since that’s probably the place where the ruckus is coming from and, if they find a hole in a wall, the way it’s headed
07-21-2013, 03:35 PM
Trillia notices a faint trail of dirt that could be track able if one had the skills for it. Aside from that the dust cloud seems to be from the broken wall.
07-21-2013, 04:06 PM
“Time to hunt”, Trillia whispers and starts to follow the trail
07-21-2013, 04:33 PM
Trillia follows the trail down the center path leading to a storage room just before a room before a study. She sees a human woman with a decent physique that stands five foot seven, looking through notes and the like. She is wearing an unusual uniform with a name tag that seems to be in different language. Her build appears to be fit but her nails are all orange similar to adamantine and her skin bears a tint of metal as well. A Tattoo that covers a scar on her face exists near her emerald green eyes. While her frame might appear average something speaks otherwise given her weapon strapped to her back, a large warhammer like blunt object made of various metals. As you take a step near her the cigar puffs, her goggles come down and she moves out of sight.
07-21-2013, 04:36 PM
Trillia waits for the remaining two before checking where the lady went, combat ready, just in case
07-21-2013, 04:43 PM
Trillia hears two rattling noises come down the hallways. One of them makes a smoke screen, the other requires a reflex save.
07-21-2013, 04:43 PM
With a sinking feeling that this isn’t going to work James glitterdustes the area she was in
07-21-2013, 04:51 PM
The glitterdust falls down onto the ground not catching anything as the second canister emits a bright light with a Bang! Trillia and James is blinded and deafened for 6 seconds((1 round)). When it comes back to their senses there is a 10ft cube of smoke in front of them.
07-21-2013, 04:55 PM
Trillia wonders when A.D.A.M. will appear behind them, complaining about ‘not engaging’…
“no reason to cry over spoiled milk”, she thinks
“Hey, that wasn’t nice…can’t we talk this over ?” she calls into the smoke
Waiting for an answer she turns her head to Ebonmar
“Can you blow away the smoke with a few flaps of your wings ?”
07-21-2013, 04:58 PM
“Oi, Who are you?”
07-21-2013, 05:44 PM
A few seconds later and the smoke cloud clears and she’s gone, no footsteps as of yet.
07-21-2013, 08:44 PM
Trillia briefly checks what the women was rumagging through
07-21-2013, 08:48 PM
James casts shield and peeks around the corner
07-21-2013, 08:58 PM
it seems she was reading a whole bunch of books in a foreign language. Trillia and James begin to hear what sounds like metal moving. A.D.A.M appears and whispers “Report.”
07-21-2013, 09:04 PM
“Encountered the enemy, sadly she spoted us. She was looking through this. She then left our field of vision and as we pursured, she left us a flash and a smokescreen. No sign of her since then. Unless she teleported out or got past us while being invisible…or the short moment while we were blinded, she’s still in that study.”
Trillia gives A.D.A.M. a discription of the women
“Know her ?”
07-21-2013, 09:08 PM
James tries to quickly decipher the books titles
Arcadia, Common, Cyanese, Goblin, Herso, Nessi Common, The Emari, and Thelosian
07-21-2013, 09:12 PM
The book in the unknown language and the title reads “List of Elusian soldiers with special capabilities: The Ace Rival Team.”
A.D.A.M speaks “Unless I am mistaken that person vanished a long time ago. There is only way she could have head”
You hear more mechanical sounds “someone is setting something up. Caution is to be advised.”
07-21-2013, 09:20 PM
“Could you enlighten us who you mean ? Also, since she knows we are here now, are we allowed to initiate communication and if needed subdue her ?”
Trillia cautiously heads towards the noise
07-21-2013, 09:25 PM
“You can attempt so, she doesn’t appear to be hostile towards living creatures unless that loud bang was a firearm discharge.” A.D.A.M replies as he dismounts the metal tube away replacing it with a bright light “Proceed at your own peril.”
07-21-2013, 09:46 PM
James proceeds, having the survival instinct of a lemming with a huge fear of touching the ground.
07-21-2013, 09:47 PM
Ebonmar casts shield upon himself and looks to the group, whispering low. “Where do you need me? I am not at my best in confined spaces…”
07-21-2013, 09:59 PM
A.D.A.M nods “perhaps we should see how this plays out first. She is cornered in here with no route of escape and her tactics are non lethal.”
As James continues to walk up he steps on something Tik Reflex save!
07-21-2013, 10:21 PM
If possible James keeps going forward at a sprint.
07-21-2013, 10:28 PM
James dodges the initial tripping however he is now covered in white powder.
A.D.A.M does what a machine would normally not do and sighs “She’s toying with us, which means she either seeks to antagonize us, lead us into a trap or isn’t too concerned we are here. Still that powder will make invisibility hard for you.”
James makes it out into the hallway to see and altar similar to Sanctums and in front of it the lady he saw earlier behind some sort of machine. The metal tubes begin to spin and fire sparraticly in James direction. Bean bags fly out of the machine at tremendous speeds as a wicked smile crosses her face.
Reflex to half it.
07-21-2013, 10:37 PM
James lets out a peal of laughter as the bean bags hit. In one fluid motion He leaps to a stop and thrusts his hands forward at the ground of where she and her turrent stands which disappear as James has just cast create pit. Reflex 19. James is also grinning.
07-21-2013, 10:42 PM
The lady rolls out of the way pulling the turret to behind the pit then takes a step back repositions the turret and fires again.
07-21-2013, 11:00 PM
James moves to one side and cast create pit once more this time ON top of the alter its self “Hi, I’m James! You’ll have to to better then that.”
You notice the pit goes under the altar but the altar itself stays at ground level. Neverthess she rolls out the way out of sight jumping over the initial pit holding a metal tube with a drum of six other metal tubes and fires out a small cylinder.
[roll0] to hit square AC 15
If square is hit [roll1] nonlethal and a fortitude save for all adjacent to it
if not it hits square [roll2] and fortitude to all adjacent to it.
Her grin turns into a smile
A.D.A.M pops around the corner. Not drawing his war hammer but replacing one of his fist with an adamantine ball he turns to James “This could not be a worst time.”
07-21-2013, 11:14 PM
“Do you know if she can teleport?”
07-21-2013, 11:19 PM
A.D.A.M sighs “Didn’t I tell you she can’t be hit direct magic I doubt she can teleport.”
James smells something like rotten eggs mixed with skunk spray. he is sickened for 1 round.
A.D.A.M chargers with adamantine ball of a fist and she narrowly evades in time to pull out her hammer. A Whoom sound is hear as the hammer hits A.D.A.M square in the chest and sends him flying back to the portal which takes him through to the other.
She pulls a mask over her face, her metal canister launcher on the floor now holding the hammer.
07-21-2013, 11:24 PM
James looks a bit green and yet his smile grows bigger “Perfect” is all he says. He moves a way from the cloud then uses Wall of force to block her in.
07-21-2013, 11:32 PM
“Coward, afraid of a girl?” She speaks with a harsh tone and a wicked smile that makes your skin crawl a little. “You should run little man while you have a chance, if I get out before your friends show up this is going to hurt you real bad.”
James feels despite the wall of force his knees buckle a little and is shaken by her words
07-22-2013, 12:09 AM
“You just flattened my friend with one blow, I’d be a fool to not be wary of that kind of power, but let me explain something. Now… Right now you are Trapped. and, I can keep you trapped for…” James does some math in his head before saying “about two hundred and forty seconds. Do you think you can stay out of an acid pit for that long? So be a good girl and toss your weapons into the pit and I won’t have to get lethal”
07-22-2013, 12:17 AM
She scoffs and laughs but her hand shakes a little “Oh look at you thinking you have the upper hand?”
She then speaks something in another language. While James is unable to translate he does understand the tone, She just issued an order, more specifically to a CI. the blue light from the altar glows and a red beam shoots from the wall slamming into the wall of force dispersing it. as another audible female sigh is heard.
She then directly in front of James and grins “You pretty little plaything, You’re not nearly as fun as you seem. Disintegrate beats wall of force every single time. I’m not even effected by most magic and I know that one. Now give me one good reason why I shouldn’t push you through that teleporter. You could of course let me walk out, the thing that fired the ray is all I needed from here.”
07-22-2013, 01:01 AM
“Because..” James says in low voice as he leans in “Aside from the hammer on Adam, all your attacks have been nonlethal…” James plan to buy time for the others failed. his plan to trick her in to jumping over a pit and smack into a wall of force failed. He is playing this by ear now. His mind races for the right words as he tries to think about any relevant information he can.
07-22-2013, 01:38 AM
“Oh so you noticed, how quaint. Now my fun and games is over and I don’t even get a decent brawl out of it.” She smiles as she pushes James with both hands into the portal, the ring of feather falling catches James as he slowly drifts towards it. “And here I was looking for a good old fashioned test of skill. Go tell your ferrous friend we can talk this over now that you ruined playtime.”
James falls slowly through the portal to see the machine soldier A.D.A.M attempting to remove the dent in his chestplate, he looks to you and speaks in a exaggerated tone “She bent my chest piece, Where did she get
kind of hammer? Aside from a few bruises you look fine. We are going to regroup for round two.”
07-22-2013, 01:46 AM
“Lets hear what she has to say before you go in for round 2, come on.” James helps the Robot up. “I sure Jorgen to prep a mend or two to fix that.”
07-22-2013, 01:50 AM
A.D.A.M stands up and the damage done seems to regenerate “No need, I am not your average mechanoid. Nanytes can repair any damages done in time. Very well we will see what this look-a-like has to say.”
07-22-2013, 01:55 AM
James walks out of the portal and back up to the girl with adam(I hope) and says “So what’s your name any way?”
07-22-2013, 01:59 AM
By the time James and A.D.A.M return She is leaning against the wall her weaponry cleaned up and a fresh cigar lit.
“I’ll give you three guesses, then I’ll tell you if I feel like it.” She smiles as she puffs another part of the cigar then points to A.D.A.M “You get to leave, you look like someone thats working for the wrong team. Either way she doesn’t like you so you should go see about fixing the door.”
A.D.A.M responds “I do not take orders from you, besides you broke it.”
She replies “Yep and wanna meet the end of my shockwave hammer again. Last time you got lucky and it sent you to the pool.”
A.D.A.M sighs and looks to James “I’ll go tell Tarak its clear down here, you interrogate the guest.”
07-22-2013, 02:06 AM
“Well you could tell me your name or I could just keep calling you Babe, Babe.” James says with a grin
07-22-2013, 02:09 AM
A.D.A.M leaves and She looks to James and speaks “Three guesses and you call me that one more time you will find out what my punch feels like. Not a threat, that’s a guarantee. Might even aim for your teeth.”
07-22-2013, 02:16 AM
“What and rob the world of a priceless work of art? Now that would be a crying shame. Ok lets see… A human-ish women who ignores most magic flung at her, Hits like a mother fucker, smokes cigars, and breaks in to boldarian Bunkers for fun…. Your name wouldn’t happen to be…” Local [roll0]
07-22-2013, 02:17 AM
07-22-2013, 02:23 AM
The knowledge local reveals all sorts of names for adventurous female. The name doesn’t define her but given her choice of strength, cigars and archeology; an adjective to describe her would be Vagabond.
She taps her foot “Don’t tell you’re getting all bent out of shape because a lady is stronger than you.”
she then opens a silver case with cigars in it “Cigar? might help your nerves calm a little.”
07-22-2013, 02:31 AM
“No thanks If i want to set something on fire to calm my nerves it’ll be a nessi. err I don’t suppose you have one on you… no? oh well. Oh and no. everyone Hits harder then me. one of the few down sides to gaining powers beyond mortal comprehension and all that. Besides hitting like a motherfucker in a complement.” James thinks for a bit before saying “Lara?”
07-22-2013, 02:34 AM
“Strike one and powers beyond mortal comprehension eh? Nine out of ten wizards would disagree with you. Magic is very easy to understand even if you are immune to it and can’t use it. alot of good ‘powers beyond mortal comprehension’ did to stop me.” She replies " Two more to go"
07-22-2013, 02:43 AM
“Well you have to admit Powers beyond mortal comprehension does sound better then Parlor tricks. I don’t suppose I could have a hint?”
07-22-2013, 04:13 AM
Trillia fetches James a hint…the book the lady was looking through earlier
07-22-2013, 02:02 PM
“Your hint is..” She says with a smile
“Allison Alvenko, Warrant Officer.” Another voice from the altar speaks and an image appears at the altar of a woman part humanoid, part machine. "Also known as Antimagic Ally or to the Nessi as ‘that one scary lady because evocation sucks on her’
“Et Tu Braxis?” Allison replies
“I didn’t wake you up so you could diddle daddle in mock combat and ignore retrieval.” Braxis replies
07-22-2013, 02:06 PM
“I assume you’re a CI ? greetings from stephan and mary” is the only thing Trillia can come up with for now
07-22-2013, 02:12 PM
Braxis tilts her head then nods “The twins send their regards as well. Stephan wishes you to know he had fun on your last visit. Also WO Alvenko I expect an apology for breaking my fail safes and the Doilek Bunker.”
Allison replies “Nope no point, I didn’t even apologize to Slade that one time.”
Braxis looks a bit frustrated “Fine but its coming out of your pay”
“I don’t get pay, if I did cryo would have been overtime.” Allison replies
She then turns away to look at James and Trillia “First can you please get rid of these pits, I do not wish to expend resources to keep a trans-positional device afloat from acid. Second Why are you here?”
07-22-2013, 02:17 PM
“Well, we were enjoying a nice evening, while being holed up in a cabin which is coincidently build directly above this place, healing up Lady Rose, while fending off Laxianna’s goons, when we heard the ruckus you were causing. I hope you had a nice day too.”
“You don’t happen to be the cause that Laxianna herself can’t go after Lady Rose and has to send her goons ?”
07-22-2013, 02:20 PM
James dismisses the the pits “Allison, huh?”
07-22-2013, 02:32 PM
“yes, Allison and if you call me hun one more time I’ll take out your lower ribs.” Allison replies then lifts her goggles up “Well that explains why people are around while I’m having fun.”
“What is her status?” Braxis “Does she still carry Charade?”
07-22-2013, 02:35 PM
“Jogren and Charade are taking care of her. They’ll be moving her down in a bit.”
07-22-2013, 02:38 PM
“I assume so…our healer is currently with her. We actually intended to move her down here when we heard all the noise. Now, since A.D.A.M. isn’t with us…at least i am a little suspicious about him and his higher up, Tarak. A conversation i overheard earlier seemed as if they were plotting to do something with Lady Rose’s Armor. They gave logical explainations, of course.”
07-22-2013, 02:56 PM
“He who watches the night does not hire stupid individuals. A.D.A.M and the Third are two of the least powerful but that doesn’t mean they are pushovers.” Braxis replies. “WO, your new task is to watch over Rose.”
“Yeah yeah” Allison replies. “Not like she’s going anywhere fast.”
07-22-2013, 02:58 PM
“Well, since we discussed all things, why don’t we go back up, get Lady Rose down here and have some Tea and Biscuits ?”
07-22-2013, 03:04 PM
“How cute, warrior women going for the civilized route.” Allison says
“Can it Alvenko.” Braxis replies “Need I remind you your skills have dimished significantly, you are immune to magic and unable to use it and while a fireball wouldn’t kill you, a dragon still can with its claws.”
“No need, Just saying you wanna be a warrior women you need to drink and eat the good stuff.” Allison replies.
Meanwhile upstairs A.D.A.M resurfaces “It is clear to come down now.”
07-22-2013, 03:43 PM
“If you want the good stuff, Jorgen is a dwarf and he usually carries some of ‘the good stuff’ around.”
Trillia checks the rooms for usage(like how well stocked is the kitchen ? is it usable at all ? what about the bedrooms ?) and wonders if the Quartermaster would reach them down here.
“I don’t wanna jinx anything, but do you know what happened to the last bunker these guys found happened ? it was before i joined them but i read about it…”
07-22-2013, 03:45 PM
“Oh man that explosion was somethin! We saw it clear from 2 miles away!” James gushes
07-22-2013, 03:49 PM
“They blew it to the nine hells.” Allison replies “Well more specifically they asked Alice to blow it to the nine hells. the one before that was taken out by a compounding of Mark One materials.” Allison replies as she begins walking to the kitchen “Whoopee, there three more ticks on that chart before it even registers on my mind.”
Trillia feels a slight tingle as a Braxis projects herself over her shoulder “I hope you don’t mind, Warrant Officer Alvenko needs supervision before she starts blowing things up her style. She’s right though for one of the formerly most dangerous criminals.”
07-22-2013, 04:09 PM
“So, how did you gain immunity to most forms of magic?” James asks
07-22-2013, 04:16 PM
“That’s a trade secret.” Allison replies “It was the same place I got cursed never to be able to use magic.”
07-22-2013, 05:51 PM
“Ah so it’s blessed with suck then.”
07-22-2013, 06:10 PM
Ebonmar listens to the conversation with dismissive nonchalance, his thoughts focusing, quite distractingly, on the fight between Luthien and Lady Reith he witnessed before arriving here. He does keep an ear out to the conversation but as per his usual grim demeanor, stays quiet.
“Not necessarily.” Braxis repeats “It was done by the champion of a fallen God of Valor, Along with Maika and two others who went in to steal from the gods themselves. With Magic Allison was powerful enough to defeat their champion. The former god after defeating her decoy cursed her to never be able to use magic and imprisoned her in stasis. Due to do her combat prowess she got given a elixir to even the field. During the war the Nessi hated her as she would tote around with anti magic in abundance. It would appear after another long sleep she finally decided to drink the elixir.”
“Braxis you have to leave them some imagination.” She smiles “Then again sleeping for long periods of time does lead one to creative thoughts.”
She takes a quick glance at the strix “Oh it looks like humans aren’t the only species that survive armageddon.”
Trillia looks at the two damaged sites, none of the supports are taken out but it could take a good month to repair the damage fully.
07-22-2013, 07:04 PM
“So what are you doing down here?”
07-22-2013, 07:18 PM
“What do you mean doing down here?” Braxis replies.
07-22-2013, 07:19 PM
Meanwhile upstairs, Jorgen recieves word its all clear down in the cellar. He gathers up lady Rose in his arms and starts down the stairs.
“What did ya find down here? Did I smell smoke?”
07-22-2013, 07:26 PM
Jorgen seems to notice that Lady Rose weights a lot more than can be carried.
Tarak looks to A.D.A.M who assists in picking up lady Rose.
“We found a ghost of sorts. She’s being compliant for now.” A.D.A.M replies
07-22-2013, 08:44 PM
“I mean Why are you two in a bouldarian bunker under a cabin in the middle of the fucking woods?”
07-22-2013, 08:53 PM
“Bunker was here before the cabin” Allison replies. “It’s Braxis’ fail safe location should anything happen to her base of operations trigger its Mark VI bomb and create a sinkhole in the forest to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.”
07-22-2013, 08:57 PM
“So she blew up a forest to hide? That’s bad ass.” James says in a thoughtful tone. “And so you both just woke up?”
07-22-2013, 09:02 PM
“I woke her from sleep so to speak when I triggered the failsafe.” Braxis replies
07-22-2013, 09:40 PM
James looks Very, Deeply, And Completely confused. “I-I don’t… Whas?” James sits down and covers his face with one hand and holds up the other one while he gets his thoughts together.
07-23-2013, 12:01 AM
“So, does that mean that Braxis’ original base of operation is no more ? Where was it originally ?”
07-23-2013, 05:15 AM
“under a swamp in Thelos, thought pretty sure in a few years they druids will fill it with enough water to be a lake” Braxis tilts her head thinking “Yes I detonated the bunker, it became compromised.”
07-23-2013, 05:44 AM
Trillia makes a mental note of another bunker lost. “Are you, Stephan and Mary up to date on the happenings in Sanctum, especially in continuation on after we parted ways ?”
07-23-2013, 05:46 AM
“All CI’s have been greenlit for active duty.” Braxis replies “Each has a very different specialty as such we are attempting to work around the clock to assist in dealing with the issue.”
07-23-2013, 08:20 AM
“You misunderstand. What i asked is, if you CI’s know what events happened at Sanctuary after Stephan and Mary left our group at shade valley, mostly that plans didn’t go as expected…”
07-23-2013, 03:33 PM
James still looking confused as fuck, or confucked, looks up and asks “How long have you been here?”
07-23-2013, 04:17 PM
“I am not familiar with the events” Braxis replies “Well I tend to stay off the data net for a while. I have been here for under a week.”
“I am however and need I remind you beggars can’t be choosers.” Allison replies as she puffs her cigar and begins to cook some food “Besides you get to keep the kid. Can’t tell you how though might fudge something up. Elyss in the flesh, the creator of the gods and protector of three worlds.”
07-23-2013, 04:38 PM
“Well, since Allison already said it, we planned to get Maika, but got Elyss instead, which is technically more than we asked for, since Maika was a part of Elyss. Also, yes, we could keep the kid.”
“On a different topic, what is your speciality, Braxis ? Also, i wonder if all of Tarak’s places are built upon bunkers, since he did say one of them is built to last the apocalypse.”
07-23-2013, 04:41 PM
Still looking confused james asks " So you been down here under a week… then why did the traps only start going off now?"
07-23-2013, 07:52 PM
“My specialty is record information and data management. Sometimes to the point I forget I am there.” Braxis replies “I’m very much a command type go at delegating and organizing troupes as it was intended for me to go against He who watches the night if he should become corrupt. That being said my ability is very similar to my intent. Not very practical unless you are a front line fighter.”
“And the traps went off because it took me a week to get here.” Allison replies “She’s been here for a week I just got here. While I’m on that subject why are there a whole lot of mercs and odd jobs around outside?”
Tarak, A.D.A.M, Jorgen, Elaine and lady Rose arrive in the bunker placing her in one of the room. Braxis vanishes from sight and A.D.A.M speaks almost mimicking exhaustion “That suit was heavy. Good thing I can’t actually get exhausted.”
07-23-2013, 11:37 PM
“Well, you’ve already seen A.D.A.M., the fellow there is Tarak, the initial reason why we got sent here and A.D.A.M.‘s superior. The one who got carried in is Lady Rose, the dwarf accompaning her is Jorgen, Priest of Torag. Then the guy with the scythe is Cale. the other women is Elena and since we didn’t introduce ourselfs, this is Ebonmar, James and i’m Trillia.”
07-23-2013, 11:43 PM
Tarak pauses for a moment looking her over and then shakes his head “Nice to meet you…”
“To you, it’ll be Allison Alvenko, servant of he who watches the night.” Allison replies “How did you and mechanoid even get here?”
“One could ask you the same question” Tarak replies as he walks to another room “Eat and rest while you can, I need volunteers for watch and information you happen to know about the common enemy in about twenty minutes.”
07-23-2013, 11:46 PM
James looks less confused now. “He who watches the night?”
07-23-2013, 11:51 PM
A.D.A.M returns to the room and speaks “That was the full title given to him out of respect. In later years the Elusian’s shortened it to Nightwatch since ‘He who watches the night’ isn’t ideal for conversation. The two might have different meanings but the message and honor it carries is the same. However in this particular place or situation I doubt it carries any meaning. I doubt now that Third finally has a home he will be coming back either, duties of the mortal world and whatnot.”
07-24-2013, 12:37 AM
“Could we leave the naming and accusations for later ? Tarak is appointed by the Arcane Council as their decider, but he’s currently occupied with protecting Lady Rose. So, priorities are: Getting Lady Rose back up so she can handle herself, which’ll free up Tarak to do his job as decider for the Council.”
07-24-2013, 12:40 AM
“So that makes Nightwatch number 1?”
07-24-2013, 02:45 AM
“He who watches the night is not on the list.” A.D.A.M replies “Number one is the Ashiran. The list only contains the sub commanders under him though Third would be more of a hidden fugitive than a commander.”
07-24-2013, 12:40 PM
“Right so, why work for Nightwatch? He is a commander of the force that is trying to destroy the world.”
07-24-2013, 02:54 PM
“So he would have them believe.” A.D.A.M “I assure you his intent is not benevolent but he has a plan and doesn’t involve ruling over ash or even ruling soon. Whatever he is planning is somewhere with him where ever he is.”
07-24-2013, 06:17 PM
“What are his plans for this world?”
07-24-2013, 06:39 PM
A.D.A.M shrugs “I’m fourth which means I’m muscle. Sure I’m a lot smarter than my brethern in metal armor but for the most part I’m just a talking weapon who can manage other talking weapons. The difference only is that and I’m modular.”
07-24-2013, 11:11 PM
“Like you said you’re smart so do you think his plans would involve harming this world or it’s people to about the same extant of what the nessi plan?”
07-24-2013, 11:45 PM
“The only reason I’m smarter than the others is the whole self awareness factor. I just get told to go places and what to do when I arrive, simple, easy, effective.” A.D.A.M replies.
07-25-2013, 11:25 AM
“I see.” is all James says. He decides against pushing the robot but does find it odd that he was avoiding that question.
07-25-2013, 01:46 PM
“I will begin repairing the traps.” A.D.A.M says as he walks off “anyone with any information on this lexianna, the Nightmare Weaver should go see Third. He can’t plan for anything he doesn’t know.”
With that said Allison finishes cooking and heads off it looks like Braxis is about to protest but Allison speaks first “Well you know enemy of my enemy and all that. Besides one has to be ready to expect the Hollow Haunted.”
07-25-2013, 03:36 PM
Trillia waits till A.D.A.M. left to speak up
“So, are you really REALLY
sure Tarak is an underling of Nightwatch ? If that were the case, i think he’d be unqualified to be the deciding vote wether or not Zwindel will send troops to the north to join the fight against the Nessi…one can imagine what he’d vote for.”
07-25-2013, 04:13 PM
Braxis pops up and speaks “Tarak or Third is almost certainly under ‘Nightwatch’ but has always been assumed to be a fugitive from the other Nessi. The large blade he carries matches with Sentinel weapons however he has no markings which means he survived an attack where he was training his tutor died. He would then be a sentinel initiate. Also there is much you don’t know about the situation that you will come to learn. As for Tarak part of the reason he would be third is his independence and less need to monitor than A.D.A.M.”