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Contact Zero - Mission 10: Blockade
Somehow, even the dark mists of this darkside seem refreshing right now… And with good reason. No healthier than when you entered the city, you're once again stuck in the wilds, and with little resources to boot. The whistle of the wind on the trees sounds ever slightly so omnious
[OOC] Raziel: am I awake yet?
Still, the one who missed all the excitement and had to be carried, asleep, up to now is finally awake, as the surveyor chugs along it's gentl rocking awakens Raziel
JayM: That is, is the surveyor even chugging? You hadn't had a chance to decide where to or what now, have you?
Raziel‘ sits upright, looking for the leather book
JayM: What leather book
Hauser: Definitely chugging. There’s only one way forward - out into the mists and the marsh, between the fangs of a beast that the Ilirians are to big to slip through. They'll be shredded in our wake.
Hauser: …Probably.
Raziel: "Where'd the dude with the gun go? And where the hell were you guys when I was being shot at?" Ray scowls
Fortunata: "Fightin' robots."
Raziel: "Inexcusable! What if I had been killed in whatever weird place you put me? And where'd you find that tube anyway?"
Fortunata: "…tube?"
Hauser: "Fortunata, catch him up to reality while I drive, will you?"
Raziel: "And furthestmore, where are we and how'd you get me back so fast?"
Fortunata: "Wibbly-wobbly."
Fortunata: "Anyway."
[OOC] Raziel: No, this is not timey-wimey stuff
Raziel‘ looks panicky and begins searching around for the Codex.
Fortunata: "Ilirians showed up and starting roughing house. Went down here, too."
Lynne: "Raziel, calm yourself. You’ve been unconscious for quite a while and thus unable to make observations of anybody doing anything with any tubes."
JayM: It's right there in your things. You know how you carry it in your suit? Yeah they didn't even remove that
Raziel‘ clutches the Codex tight.
Raziel: "Yeah! There was an Illirian in that place."
Raziel: "He was the dude with the gun."
Fortunata: "So we dealt with some cannon fodder and some big honking armors that ended up being a field test of the EAS."
Fortunata: "…mine really isn’t suitable for group sorties, as it seems."
Hauser: "Got us through alright."
Lynne: "Its performance was still spectacular."
Raziel‘ looks at the Codex and waves his hand over it, seeing if it has anything about the Outer Dream World.
JayM: Hrm… Nothing on it about the Outer Dreamworld
Fortunata: "Yeah, but it got beat to hell and there were some really close calls. You’re all awesome for pulling her through, though."
Hauser notices a warning on the console. A very slow download is going on, it's apparently a map
[OOC] Raziel: sorry forgot my (())s'
She notices it because of an error, saying it's data is corrupted and will attempt reconstruction
Fortunata: "…are you quite sure you're fit to be out on the field?"
Fortunata: "You seem… manic."
Hauser: "I'm sure we'd all like to be off the field right now." She frowns at the map download.
Hauser: "Lynne, tell me about our instruments. How close is pursuit?"
Soon enough an alert on a priority call pops up
[OOC] Raziel: argh… being exiled to the store for an emergency purchase…
Lynne opens her mouth to answer and immediately shuts it, opening up the call on the speakers instead.
[OOC] Raziel: Can we contact base from here?
It's a frantic-looking Raf "Everyone you need-" his image fades out, it cuts to audio only "Get bac-" getting static, the echo of some cursing "Map- Safe- Blocka-"
JayM: Hrm… Oh dear, that's interference, alright
[OOC] Raziel: sorry, gotta run for a minute be back as soon as I can
Fortunata: "Well, you heard the man, let's do a tactical u-turn."
Hauser: "Some kind of tactical turn. Alright, crew, I'm cutting all signal instruments. We're running full quiet."
JayM: Cutting instruments, running quiet- Vehicle is not QUITE capable of that, it's a repurposed drone meant to operate alone in an isolated planet it's specifically designed to not go quiet, ever, with hardware safeguards even
JayM: So you're definitely going to need a Tinkering [TN 5] check to not screw it up and still do it
[OOC] Hauser: Okay, but if I pass, I want the Ilirians to be suitably surprised!
Fortunata just grips the seat really really hard. Nervous ain't the half of it. [Post-roll only]
JayM: You will definitely get them suitably surprised (might even be able to eavesdrop on some comms, actually)
JayM: (this vehicle is quite adept at recieving signals)
Hauser rips open the instrument panel. "Lynne, there's some cables in the back - I want you to foil over our rear antenna, weld the K3-A circuit to to K3-B, and…" She thinks, then splits a red wire apart. "Get me a little radio to splice in on this."
[OOC] Hauser: Aptitude II, rolling 1d8+1 1d8+1 3d8. Reliable, too.
[OOC] Fortunata: is that my Reliable
[OOC] Lynne: sec, I got Lucky and a post roll too-
[OOC] Hauser: Nope, so we have two reliables, hot. And a Lucky throws on another 1d8.
[OOC] Hauser: Rolling 2#1d8+1 4d8. Are we good to go?
[OOC] Hauser: Looks like it!!
Hauser rolled 2#1d8+1(1) and got 2 ( Total: 3.0 ) **
Lynne follows Hauser's order precisely, adding one step of her own - Punching a random part that's sticking out to make it run quieter.
Also rolled 2#1d8+1(2) and got 4 [Total: 5.0 (Low), Avg: 4.00]
Also rolled 4d8 and got 3, 1, 4, 7 [Total: 15 (Low), Avg: 3.75]
Total: 23.0, Avg: 3.50
[OOC] Hauser: 2 hits. Lynne, what's your postroll?
[OOC] Lynne: Do over
[OOC] Hauser: Hmm… well, let's see what our Reliables can get us, first.
[OOC] Hauser: Mind if I blow yours too, Fort?
Fortunata kicks out at something bad-temperedly. [Reliable go go]
[OOC] Hauser: Wait, we need 3 hits, not five. Silly me.
Hauser rolled 1d10+1 and got 7 ( Total: 8.0 ) for here's yours, Fort
Hauser turns back at the puff of smoke from Fort's kick. "And that should do us."
With a little bit of hard electronics you get the surveyor to run silent. It was tough working around that, but it works. As a result the mufflers ended up a little bit misaligned causing a little bit of a bumpy ride but everything's silent now
As you roll you hear a little bit of chatter over the small radio, it's in Ilirian, that's not quite in your translation system's database, but Hauser has passable knowldge "Teams 8 to 21 in place"
Radio: "Understood, the agent just reported, they're at point 72K1… We've lost their signal"
Radio: "Just in from HQ, they've moving towards K2, agent's still got them pinned. Move in the maviel in route, close in on L formation"
JayM: A general acknowledgement
Lynne looks around nervously, holding one of the modifications together with both hands…
Hauser briefly considers angles of approach. If they don't have a visual, and they're moving in an L formation - "They're coming in for us. Let's force them to stoop and see if they hit their heads."
Fortunata: "Hehee."
Hauser sidewinds sharply, doubling back a little bit, heading down through shaky ground, deeper into the marsh - underneath thick roots overhead, moving for one of their weaker lines to try and break through on speed and surprise.
Full speed ahead, you start hearing a bit more chatter "Target speeding, attempting escape, move the scout units ahead!" how'd they notice you? Still, you have the decision-making upper hand, and speed on ahead
JayM: Still, a few of their faster units catch up- They're ground interceptor vehicles, no wheels, hovering over the ground, open-air-
JayM: But you can't stop if you plan to get out of here alive
JayM: Begin
JayM: Danmaku
JayM: Battle!
[OOC] Lynne: As my first move, I inch a pixel or two to the left :V
[OOC] Lynne: …okay I'll stop
JayM: Special Rules: Enemies come and go through the battlefield until the boss! They take a 20D action to enter and 10D after their action has passed they leave, because you're dashing past them
JayM: Rewards are based on which ones you kill
JayM: Battle order: Lynne [B]:0 Raziel [B]:1 Fortunata [F]:4 Hauser [F]:4 Rifle Soldier A [F]:4 Rifle Soldier B [F]:4 Rifle Soldier C [F]:4 !! Warning !! [F]:360
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier A [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier B [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier C [F] : [==========]
JayM: Lynne you start!
Hauser jams the accelerator pedal into maximum and climbs out onto the hood, brandishing her shotgun.
The vehicles that come by, two of them, have Ilirians in their wet suits armed with energy rifles
Lynne lets go of the modification and pops out, staring down Solder B and aiming a flame beam! [Flame Strike, 50D]
Lynne rolled 1d100 and got 82 ( Total: 82 ) for CoS 90
Lynne rolled 1d12+148 and got 6 ( Total: 154.0 ) for Fire physical damage
JayM: Sears through it!
JayM: raziel!
[OOC] Lynne: [B] HP: 353/624 | MP: 521/877 | SoS: 156 | Normal
[OOC] Lynne: got plenty more for pew pew
Hauser: "Shock em if you got em. Known weakness."
JayM: Oh wow he DCed and I did not notice
JayM: Well
[OOC] Hauser: Raziel - Bolt of Wrath in CT15!
JayM: Hauser and Fortunata in sync!
Hauser: "Fort! Get up here!" She watches the pursuers carefully, the shield panels on her off arm flipping up - kachink, kachink, kachink. [Imperial Arm on Fort - 24D]
JayM: Fortunata is shielded!
JayM: Fortunata!
Fortunata clambers up to the roof, activating her shield's Bit System as she goes. "Right, boss!"
The detatched bits spin around confusedly a few moments before hurling themselves at Soldier B! [Attack, 54D]
Fortunata rolled 1d100 and got 50 ( Total: 50 ) for 85/5
Fortunata rolled 1d12+150 and got 3 ( Total: 153.0 )
[OOC] William Catch: my apologies, but I must work on a speech. I misunderstood something Julian said about garrison as well. I'm sorry.
JayM: Battle order: Rifle Soldier A [F]:0 Rifle Soldier B [F]:0 Rifle Soldier C [F]:0 Raziel [B]:12 Hauser [F]:24 Lynne [B]:46 Fortunata [F]:54 !! Warning !! [F]:356
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier A [F] : [===== ]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier B [F] : [===== ]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier C [F] : [==========]
Rifle A presses a button on his rifle and it starts charging [Charge Shot]. Rifle B opens fire at Lynne [Rifle Shot] and Rifle C puts a short barrel on his rifle, points upwards and fires a sphere of white energy [Explosive Shot]
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 10 ( Total: 10 )
JayM rolled 1d12+100 and got 3 ( Total: 103 )
JayM: Lynne takes [103] Physical Ranged damage!
JayM rolled 2d100 and got 19, 14 ( Total: 33 )
The explosive shot arcs in the air and lands on Hauser and Fortunata
JayM rolled 1d12+100 and got 7 ( Total: 107 )
[OOC] JayM: 107] Physical Ranged damage to both!
JayM: Battle order: Raziel [B]:0 Hauser [F]:12 Rifle Soldier A [F]:13 Lynne [B]:34 Fortunata [F]:42 Rifle Soldier B [F]:42 Rifle Soldier C [F]:47 !! Warning !! [F]:344
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier A [F] : [===== ]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier B [F] : [===== ]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier C [F] : [==========]
JayM: Raziel!
Fortunata: "Hey, hey, HEY!"
Hauser clutches her chest - her armor crackles with green light. [+120 HP, Heat -> 4]
Fortunata kicks away bits of shrapnel.
[OOC] Fortunata: [F] HP: 620/917 | MP: 142/686 | SoS: 229 | Normal
Hauser: Raziel calls down [Bolt of Wrath - 26D] on Soldier B!
JayM: Lightning strikes a weakness!
Hauser rolled 3d12*1.5+216*1.5 and got 9, 4, 2 ( Total: 346.5 )
JayM: Don't think he can fail killing it
Hauser: Lances down frmo the heavens for 346 magical lightning damage!
JayM: The powerful bolt of wrath utter destroys it!
Fortunata: "Oooooh."
JayM: Hauser!
Hauser ducks low and fires a blast from her shotgun at the hover-interceptor, aether-shrapnel burning blue through the air as it slices through the panels and Soldier A - [Parry Blast - 54D]
Hauser rolled 1d100 and got 90 ( Total: 90 ) for 80/10
Hauser: It's a miss!
JayM: The driver jerks his interceptor hard to the side and you miss
[OOC] Hauser: HP: 203/634, MP: 636/716, SoS: 158 [========]
Hauser sneers at them, pausing to blast a low-hanging branch out of her way ahead. Her shotgun ejects two crystalline shells, hissing.
It jerks to the side, loosing forward momentum- You pass it, A's out of the field!
At this point two more hover interceptors show up, one with a Rifle Soldier and an Artillery Soldier and one with… This Ilirian is wearing ligther armor, although he has grenades with him, a Specialist!
JayM: Battle order: Raziel [B]:0 Lynne [B]:8 Fortunata [F]:16 Specialist A [F]:20 Artillery Soldier A [F]:20 Rifle Soldier D [F]:20 Rifle Soldier C [F]:21 Hauser [F]:40 !! Warning !! [F]:318
JayM: Status for Artillery Soldier A [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier C [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier D [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Specialist A [F] : [==========]
JayM: Raziel again!
Hauser points out the specialist. "Priority target. Show em some fear, team.‘
Fortunata: "Grenades… yeah. Shut ’im down!"
Hauser: Raziel lines up a [Bolt of Wrath - CT15] on the Specialist!
JayM: Charging!
JayM: Lynne!
Lynne fires a hot beam at the specialist! [Flame Strike, 50D]
Lynne rolled 1d100 and got 13 ( Total: 13 ) for CoS 90
Lynne rolled 1d12+148 and got 11 ( Total: 159.0 ) for Fire physical damage
JayM: Fiiiiiiire! [159]
Hauser: Lightning bursts up from the interceptor's systems, arcing to shock the Specialist and up into the clouds of mist far above! [Bolt of Wrath - 26D]
JayM: Raziel's lightning! No weakness! Specialist units wear insulation systems
Hauser rolled 3d12+216 and got 5, 6, 4 ( Total: 231.0 )
JayM: Fortunata!
Fortunata: "After 'im, boys!"
The bits hurtle off toward the Specialist like a swarm of angry hornets. Angry, space-aged, metallic hornets. [Attack, 54D]
Fortunata rolled 1d100 and got 21 ( Total: 21 ) for 85/5
Fortunata rolled 1d12+150 and got 10 ( Total: 160.0 )
JayM: Resilient, but still 160
JayM: Battle order: Specialist A [F]:0 Artillery Soldier A [F]:0 Rifle Soldier D [F]:0 Rifle Soldier C [F]:1 Hauser [F]:20 Raziel [B]:21 Lynne [B]:38 Fortunata [F]:50 !! Warning !! [F]:298
JayM: Status for Artillery Soldier A [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier C [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier D [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Specialist A [F] : [=== ]
The Specialist in a single swift motion pulls out a cylindrical grenade, presses the trigger button and tosses at Hauser. Before it hits anything it explodes into a sphere of dark energy [Gravity Grenade]
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 30 ( Total: 30 )
JayM: The powerful localzed gravity force saps her health and leaves a lingering effect. Grav25% and Slow(4)!
Artillery Soldier A loads a piercing bullet and fires at Fortunata and Lynne! [Piercethrough]
JayM rolled 2d100 and got 57, 25 ( Total: 82 )
JayM rolled 1d6+40 and got 3 ( Total: 43 )
[OOC] JayM: 43] Physical Ranged to both!
Hauser clenches her teeth as the gravity wrenches a dent into the roof of the Surveyor. Green sparks flow… [+120 HP!]
Rifle Soldier D begins charging a [Charge shot]
Fortunata: "Well, there goes our deposit."
Hauser: "Don't worry, I'm lookin' at a whole lotta alternate substrate candidates right in front of me."
Rifle Soldier C then finishes charging, aims at Raziel and fires!
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 12 ( Total: 12 )
JayM rolled 1d12+150 and got 5 ( Total: 155 )
The beam of crimson energy is wide at first, and then focuses on him for a moment, dealing [155] Physical Ranged damage!
JayM: Battle order: Hauser [F]:0 Artillery Soldier A [F]:0 Raziel [B]:1 Rifle Soldier D [F]:5 Specialist A [F]:10 Lynne [B]:18 Fortunata [F]:30 Rifle Soldier C [F]:35 !! Warning !! [F]:278
JayM: Status for Artillery Soldier A [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier C [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier D [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Specialist A [F] : [=== ]
JayM: Hauser!
Hauser: Yes, Raziel definitely takes [155]!
[OOC] Fortunata: [F] HP: 586/917 | MP: 142/686 | SoS: 229 | Normal
Hauser leaps over to the Specialist's bike, punches him out of the way, and fires a [Parry Blast - 54D] right into the control console.
Hauser rolled 1d100 and got 85 ( Total: 85 ) for 80/10
Hauser can't land a good solid punch, though - they're locked in a brawling, tense melee! [Miss]
[OOC] Hauser: Not actually 54D, one sec…
She deftly dodges the punch, as Hauser points her rifle she delivers a powerful kick, parried with the gun- You'll be there for a bit longer
[OOC] Hauser: 64D!
JayM: Raziel!
Hauser: Raziel begins charging [Heavenly Light - CT15] on the Specialist!
Rifle Soldier D is dine charging and fires straight at Hauser!
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 28 ( Total: 28 )
JayM rolled 1d12+150 and got 8 ( Total: 158 )
JayM: For [158] Physical Ranged damage!
Hauser grits her teeth, holding onto the bike for a moment as it swings off course for a moment from the force of the shot. Both her and the Ilirian get a shave from a nasty thorn-bush just off the trail.
About now you're done outrunning the Artillery Soldier!
The Ilirian grabs both of Hauser's hands, trying to force her off the bike- You're loosing ground on the surveyor at this you could be left behind!
JayM: Raziel's turn!
Hauser: A bolt of [Heavenly Light - 26D!] lances through the Specialist as it lags to the rear!
Hauser: Hits for holy damage.
JayM: No weakness!
Hauser rolled 3d12+216 and got 2, 2, 6 ( Total: 226.0 )
The beam lances straight through her and hits the bike- Directly in the generator. Hauser has the presence of mind to react- Using the force of the resulting explosion to help her back into the surveyor
Hauser hangs onto the side, leveling her shotgun as enemies approach from the flank. "Yeah, wouldn't try that one again."
JayM: Battle order: Lynne [B]:0 Fortunata [F]:12 Rifle Soldier C [F]:17 Raziel [B]:24 Rifle Soldier D [F]:41 Hauser [F]:46 !! Warning !! [F]:260
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier C [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier D [F] : [==========]
JayM: The field is silent for a moment… This never bodes well, only you and those two
JayM: Lynne!
Lynne pauses the beam for a moment, letting the crystal cool off, before firing the plain blue beam at Soldier C [Attack, 50D]
Lynne rolled 1d100 and got 39 ( Total: 39 ) for CoS 90
JayM: A direct hit!
Lynne rolled 1d12+108 and got 1 ( Total: 109.0 )
JayM: Right onto him!
JayM: Fortunata!
Fortunata commands her Bit System to follow up with a beam barrage! It's a miniature fireworks display! [Attack, 54D]
Fortunata rolled 1d100 and got 58 ( Total: 58 ) for 85/5
Fortunata rolled 1d12+150 and got 4 ( Total: 154.0 )
JayM: Beams everywhere! It's like a gundam fight over here
JayM: He's hurt, but not quite out!
JayM: You are starting to outrun C and D is also about to eat dust…
JayM: Battle order: Raziel [B]:0 Rifle Soldier C [F]:3 Rifle Soldier D [F]:17 Hauser [F]:22 Lynne [B]:26 Fortunata [F]:42 !! Warning !! [F]:236
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier C [F] : [== ]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier D [F] : [==========]
Before Raziel can act, however!! A danger in the road, seems like you're heading towards a cliff- Sensors indicate five enemy signatures at the bottom of it! If you speed up you'll jump right over them, but can you do it?
JayM: This will require a trigger action: Piloting [TN 4]!
[OOC] Hauser: Hmm… I can probably handle this one on my own.
[OOC] JayM: A 40D F15 action by Raziel, anyone else other than him that pitches in will incur +25D
JayM: No it's sadly Raziel's turn, he's got the action initiative. But you can take the +15D if you want and help him handle it
[OOC] Hauser: Oh, have to do it in the moment. Lemme check-
[OOC] Hauser: Yeah, Raz and I can do it, so I'll take the +15D hit.
[OOC] Hauser: 3#1d8+1 2d10
[OOC] Lynne: Yup, I got Lucky and I didn't use my Do Over, gimme +15D
[OOC] JayM: You two decide over there
[OOC] Hauser: Hmm… just Lynne will be enough, we can do this one with 2#1d8+1 4d8.
[OOC] Hauser: So yeah, Lynne and Raz.
[OOC] Hauser: Roll it at your leisure!
[OOC] Hauser: that means you, Lynne~
[OOC] Lynne: sorry sec
Lynne sees a slight upward slope that's just a little to the side, but can't get to the controls… rolls to the side of the vehicle and pushes on the side to try and get just the right takeoff!
Lynne rolled 3#1d8+1(1) and got 2 ( Total: 3.0 )
Also rolled 3#1d8+1(2) and got 2 [Total: 3.0 (Low), Avg: 2.00]
Also rolled 3#1d8+1(3) and got 8 [Total: 9.0 (High), Avg: 8.00]
Also rolled 2d10 and got 8, 8 [Total: 16 (High), Avg: 8.00]
Total: 31.0, Avg: 5.60
Lynne rolled 2d10 and got 6, 8 ( Total: 14 )
Hauser: "Ha-HA! Perfect!"
Just enough- You shove the entire vehicle with your shoulder from inside and take off at a slightly weird angle- As you take off you see three rifle soldiers an artillery soldier and a specialist below, they all open fire and start chasing as you fly past… But the weird takeoff angle makes you loose speed midair as you advance…
You land, straight into the mess of interceptor, the marshlands light crimson with the explosion, the surveyor jumps around a bit… And from the smoke only one of them all remains, the wounded Specialist on the roof of the surveyor now
JayM: That was nice
JayM: Battle order: Hauser [F]:0 Raziel [B]:9 Specialist A [F]:15 Lynne [B]:19 Fortunata [F]:20 !! Warning !! [F]:214
JayM: Status for Specialist A [F] : [===== ]
JayM: Hauser, your turn!
Hauser fires a blast from her shotgun at Specialist A. [Attack - 64D]
Hauser rolled 1d100 and got 54 ( Total: 54 ) for C80/10
JayM: Direct hit!
Hauser rolled 1d12+165 and got 8 ( Total: 173.0 )
JayM: Raziel!
Lynne rubs her shoulder, mostly protected by her gauntlet, and gives a thumbs up. "Impromptu trajectory adjustment successful."
The Specialist twists to the side, dodging most of the pellets, pulling out his gun
[OOC] Hauser: Wages of Sin in CT15!
Hauser: "I appreciate it, Olren."
He points it at the charging mage, Raziel, and fires an [Impact Bullet]. The heavy echoing sound signifies the entrance of seven new soldiers into the field!
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 93 ( Total: 93 )
JayM: He missed entirely, too
JayM: Battle order: Lynne [B]:0 Fortunata [F]:1 Raziel [B]:5 Artillery Soldier A [F]:16 Artillery Soldier B [F]:16 Rifle Soldier A [F]:16 Rifle Soldier B [F]:16 Rifle Soldier C [F]:16 Rifle Soldier D [F]:16 Specialist A [F]:26 Hauser [F]:45 !! Warning !! [F]:195
JayM: Status for Artillery Soldier A [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Artillery Soldier B [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier A [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier B [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier C [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier D [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Specialist A [F] : [=== ]
JayM: Lynne, your turn!
Fortunata: "Sweet merciful crap."
Fortunata: "'kay. I'm fed up now."
Lynne sweeps a beam over the Specialist, trying to slice its ride in half! [Attack, 50D]
Lynne rolled 1d100 and got 21 ( Total: 21 )
JayM: A direct hit!
Lynne rolled 1d12+108 and got 10 ( Total: 118.0 )
[OOC] JayM: 118]! He's slipping off the surveyor!
JayM: Fortunata!
Fortunata: "Alright, you all can just bugger off now. Bit system, Lumberjack Mode! Ahahaha~!" And the bits promptly fire focused beams into a passing tree, which handily falls right into the oncoming soldiers' path - [as Maxwell's Hammer, 59D]
Fortunata rolled 7d100 and got 93, 38, 75, 56, 48, 93, 67 ( Total: 470 ) for 85/5
[OOC] Fortunata: sweet merciful crap indeed
Fortunata rolled 1d12+150 and got 11 ( Total: 161.0 )
JayM: That's a lot of hits!
Fortunata rolled 5d100 and got 7, 41, 40, 10, 80 ( Total: 178 ) for 40% chance to push
The trees that fall cause severe damage to the road, the surveyor dutifully moves over them, bouncing like mad. The interceptors scramble!
JayM: They all deal ranged damage and so do you so row positoin is kind of irrelevant!
JayM: However, as the surveyor shakes and bounces, the Specialist falls off!
JayM: Battle order: Raziel [B]:0 Artillery Soldier A [F]:11 Artillery Soldier B [F]:11 Rifle Soldier A [F]:11 Rifle Soldier B [F]:11 Rifle Soldier C [F]:11 Rifle Soldier D [F]:11 Specialist A [F]:21 Hauser [F]:40 Lynne [B]:45 Fortunata [F]:55 !! Warning !! [F]:190
JayM: Status for Artillery Soldier A [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Artillery Soldier B [F] : [======== ]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier A [F] : [===== ]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier B [F] : [===== ]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier C [F] : [===== ]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier D [F] : [===== ]
JayM: Status for Specialist A [F] : [-KO-]
JayM: Raziel!
Fortunata nearly falls over the side as she pants for breath. "Dammit, I'm running out of resources here!"
Hauser: Raziel waves his hand, and the energy being formed - distorts. [Canceling Wages of Sin into Redemption, healing Hauser. 26D.]
Hauser rolled 2d12+216 and got 9, 9 ( Total: 234.0 )
JayM: Shift into heal! Cure!
The two Artillery Soldiers fire off [Gravity Bullet]s, one towards Lynne and one towards Fortunata!
[OOC] Fortunata: [F] HP: 586/917 | MP: 42/686 | SoS: 229 | Normal
JayM rolled 2d100 and got 78, 14 ( Total: 92 )
JayM rolled 1d10+80 and got 7 ( Total: 87 )
JayM: Both take [87] Magical Shadow damage!
Rifle A and B start charging!
Rifle C screws a different barrell and points upwards, firing an [Explosive Shot] at the front row
JayM rolled 2d100 and got 57, 17 ( Total: 74 )
JayM rolled 1d12+100 and got 8 ( Total: 108 )
JayM: Hitting both for [108] Physical Ranged!
Rifle D then fires a simple [Rifle Shot] at Raziel!
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 54 ( Total: 54 )
JayM rolled 1d12+100 and got 10 ( Total: 110 )
JayM: For [110] damage!
Lynne emits a shower of shadowy black sparkles as her [M.Armor] converts some of the ether behind the attack into a harmless, shiny byproduct! [67]
JayM: Battle order: Raziel [B]:0 Rifle Soldier A [F]:10 Rifle Soldier B [F]:10 Hauser [F]:14 Lynne [B]:19 Artillery Soldier A [F]:19 Artillery Soldier B [F]:19 Fortunata [F]:29 Rifle Soldier D [F]:39 Rifle Soldier C [F]:44 !! Warning !! [F]:164
JayM: Raziel!
Hauser: Raziel begins charging [Bolt of Wrath - CT15]!
The two charging soldiers fire off their shots, one at Hauser and one at Raziel!
JayM rolled 2d100 and got 88, 90 ( Total: 178 )
JayM: Missing on both accounts!
JayM: Hauser!
Hauser fires a [Parry Blast - 64D] at Soldier A!
Hauser rolled 1d100 and got 70 ( Total: 70 ) for C80/10
JayM: Hit!
Hauser rolled 1d12+165 and got 3 ( Total: 168.0 )
JayM: The shot rips right thorough, [KO]!
Hauser slams her gun against her gauntled fist, ejecting another pair of rounds.
JayM: Raziel's goes off
Hauser: Striking Rifle Soldier D for lightning damage! [26D]
JayM: HE can't not kill it
[OOC] JayM: KO]!
Hauser rolled 2d12*1.5+216*1.5 and got 9, 5 ( Total: 345.0 )
There is some static in the radio, you hear a loud roaring noise
JayM: Raziel!
JayM: Er
JayM: Lynne!
[OOC] Lynne: Could I trouble you for a cup of HP bars?
JayM: Battle order: Lynne [B]:0 Artillery Soldier A [F]:0 Artillery Soldier B [F]:0 !! Warning !! [F]:2 Fortunata [F]:10 Rifle Soldier D [F]:20 Raziel [B]:22 Rifle Soldier C [F]:25 Rifle Soldier A [F]:45 Rifle Soldier B [F]:45 Hauser [F]:59
JayM: Status for Artillery Soldier A [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Artillery Soldier B [F] : [======== ]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier A [F] : [===== ]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier B [F] : [===== ]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier C [F] : [===== ]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier D [F] : [===== ]
[OOC] Hauser: Those aren't -quite- up to date, Jul!
JayM: Battle order: Lynne [B]:0 Artillery Soldier A [F]:0 Artillery Soldier B [F]:0 !! Warning !! [F]:2 Fortunata [F]:10 Raziel [B]:22 Rifle Soldier C [F]:25 Rifle Soldier B [F]:45 Hauser [F]:59
JayM: Status for Artillery Soldier A [F] : [==========]
JayM: Status for Artillery Soldier B [F] : [======== ]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier B [F] : [===== ]
JayM: Status for Rifle Soldier C [F] : [===== ]
JayM: Ahem
Lynne switches the cooled crystal back to a high-intensity thermal beam mode and cuts through Rifle B! [Flame Strike, 50D]
Lynne rolled 1d100 and got 43 ( Total: 43 )
JayM: Strike!
Lynne rolled 1d12+148 and got 2 ( Total: 150.0 ) for Fire physical damage
JayM: Clooooose- But not quite!
JayM: !!Warning!! !!Warning!! - Large enemy signature detected
Hauser: "LOOK ALIVE, team!"
As the onboard computer shouts it's warning, you hear the roar of the engine of the incoming ship- Five times the size of your vehicle, a sleek design with three pointed wings, two underwing cannons and four missile bays as well as a torpedo unit, the Maviel Interceptor is a common sight in the illirian battlefield
As the large ship approaches you begin to outrun the smaller land interceptors
JayM: Battle order: Fortunata [F]:0 Raziel [B]:12 Interceptor [F]:12 Lynne [B]:40 Hauser [F]:49
JayM: Status for Interceptor [F] : [====================]
JayM: Fortunata!
Fortunata lets out a groan as she watches the thing approaching. "Ugh… cover me. Gonna be downing enough magickals to choke a taru." [Tincture, 34D]
JayM: Raziel!
[OOC] Fortunata: [F] HP: 586/917 | MP: 122/686 | SoS: 229 | Normal
Hauser pulls herself over the edge, covering Fortunata with the Imperial Arm. "You got it. Downed one of these before, you know."
Hauser: Raziel applies [Divine Insight - 18D] - drop a Libra for me!
The book flaps wildly…
JayM: Interceptor - L15 Humanoid Normal/Boss - HP: 2820/2820, MP: 700/700 - W: Lightning
JayM: Altovento Report: Can hardly stand up to vehicle fire, however, it is extremely fast and can maneuver around it. Excels against other interceptors and bombers. That is, in stellar battles. Illirian starfighters are comparively sluggish in planetside and their weaponry and armor is far more potent against foot soldiers. Can't be destroyed without a precision strike against the cockpit
[OOC] JayM: Titan
The Interceptor slowly turns around, it's protectice forcefield coming to life, it's missile bays open, delivering a hail of fire at the party! [Missile Salvo]
JayM rolled 4d100 and got 5, 61, 72, 90 ( Total: 228 )
JayM: Hits everyone except Raziel, who takes cover inside the Surveyor
JayM rolled 1d10+144 and got 3 ( Total: 147 )
[OOC] Lynne: uh. that's not magic damage, is it? :<
[OOC] JayM: 183] Physical damage to Hauser and Fortunata and [147] to Lynne! It's weapons are not optimized for this short-range, so they're considered melee
JayM: Wait, error mine, it ALSO missed Lynne
JayM: Pft
[OOC] Lynne: okay WHEW
JayM: Battle order: Raziel [B]:0 Fortunata [F]:4 Lynne [B]:10 Hauser [F]:19 Interceptor [F]:22
JayM: Status for Interceptor [F] : [====================] Protect(4)
JayM: Raziel!
JayM: WTF Humanoid?
JayM: It's supposed to be Machina
JayM: That was ALSO a CP error
[OOC] Hauser: Bolt of Wrath in CT15!
JayM: Charging!
JayM: Fortunata!
Lynne ducks a missile, a little panicked at the damage they seemed to put into the others. "Oh, no, I won't be able to withstand that without recovery…"
Fortunata groans as she downs another Tincture. "Pull over when we're done, I think I'm gonna hurl."
[OOC] Lynne: [B] HP: ! 142/624 ! | MP: 385/877 | SoS: 156 | Normal
JayM: Lynne!
Hauser: "Take out the sensors!"
[OOC] Fortunata: [F] HP: 477/917 | MP: 202/686 | SoS: 229 | Normal
[OOC] Hauser: HP: 214/634, MP: 636/716, SoS: 158 - Slow (1) [========]
Lynne grits her teeth and start to incant after- "This had better work then!" [Blind, 20D]
Lynne rolled 1d100 and got 50 ( Total: 50 ) for 70 CoS
JayM: Ahh, the beauty of technical advantage. Without even a simple enchanted ward, this sort of hex can easily land directly on the pilot
JayM: Without his eyes, no amount of secondary sensors will help him pilot! Blind(6)!
Hauser: "Beautiful. Alright, this next bit is gonna be tricky."
JayM: Raziel!
Hauser: Lightning lances down from the sky, grounding itself in the left wing and ripping through one of the pulse cannons! [Bolt of Wrath, 26D]
Hauser rolled 2d12*1.5+216*1.5 and got 10, 9 ( Total: 352.5 )
JayM: The ship is just far too large for all this damage to take effect! [293]
Hauser fires a shotgun blast along the right wing! [Attack - 64D]
Hauser rolled 1d100 and got 59 ( Total: 59 ) for C80/10
Hauser rolled 1d12+165 and got 6 ( Total: 171.0 )
JayM: Titan Property, Stage 1 - Fighting on foot against a Titan is difficult, it is easier to hit (+10 CoS for Weapon/Aimed) but it is harder to damage (-25% damage)
Hauser: 128 physical damage!
JayM: The polar opposite happens for him, it can't hit you as easily (-10 CoS) but deals more damage (+25%)
[OOC] Hauser: Oh wait, sorry, forgot Protect…
[OOC] Hauser: 85]!
JayM: Battle order: Interceptor [F]:0 Lynne [B]:8 Fortunata [F]:16 Raziel [B]:19 Hauser [F]:61
JayM: Status for Interceptor [F] : [================= ] Protect(4) Blind(6)
The Interceptor opens up it's central weaponry bay, a cylindric device built out of various small spikes of metal opens up, charging it's [Photon Torpedo]! That's an anti-capital weapon!
JayM: Lynne!
JayM: Battle order: Lynne [B]:0 Fortunata [F]:8 Raziel [B]:11 Interceptor [F]:32 Hauser [F]:53
JayM: Oh also
Fortunata: "Oh… that's no good…"
Hauser: "Anti-capital weapons in atmosphere…?"
Hauser: "Those idiots!"
Lynne opens her eyes wide. "The vehicle isn't structurally sound enough to take that… Redirecting their power away from auxilary weapons!" [Berserk, 20D]
Lynne rolled 1d100 and got 94 ( Total: 94 ) for CoS 70
[OOC] Lynne: sugarrrrrrrr I knew I should have dualcast
[OOC] Hauser: you act again before it kicks!
[OOC] Lynne: oh! optimal.
JayM: NNrgh! No can do, just now it had strained it's engines too much, you'll need to wait until the ship's engines cool down a bit more!
JayM: Fortunata!
[OOC] Hauser: Is that a miss feedback line or a fail feedback line, Jul
JayM: A miss feedback line
Fortunata: "Shit… I don't have much of a chance here… but let's try this! Bit System, overwhelm that launcher! Now!"
[OOC] Lynne: [B] HP: ! 142/624 ! | MP: 257/877 | SoS: 156 so I got four more debuffs in me if I don't dualcast, three if I do, but I think dualcast might be worth it
[OOC] Fortunata: or should i mulligan and Cure
JayM: Your decision
[OOC] Fortunata: I'll do that, actually
Fortunata: "No, wait!"
Fortunata turns toward Lynne, points at her, worriedly recites a simple spell under her breath - and a ghostly wash of blue flame passes over her wounds, easing the pain. [Cure, 44D]
Fortunata rolled 1d12+144 and got 10 ( Total: 154.0 )
JayM: Healing!
[OOC] Fortunata: [F] HP: 477/917 | MP: 122/686 | SoS: 229 | Normal
JayM: Raziel!
Hauser: Raziel defends. [26D]
Fortunata: "It's not my forte, and takes just about as much as my lesser swordplay…"
JayM: Lynne again!
Fortunata looks briefly ashamed.
Lynne breathes a little easier with that. "My gratitude. Now, those systems are going down! [Dualcast Berserk and Berserk, not taking any chances! 30D]
Lynne rolled 2#1d100(1) and got 13 ( Total: 13 )
Also rolled 2#1d100(2) and got 12 [Total: 12 (Low), Avg: 12.00]
Total: 25, Avg: 12.50
[OOC] Lynne: apology accepted sugar
Forcing your hex into the machine itself, you send it's energy management system haywire causing it to redirect all power to primary weapons! Berserk(6)!
Suddenly, it fires it's [Gauss Machinegun] at the party!
Targets: Fortunata
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 60 ( Total: 60 )
JayM: Missing wide!
Fortunata: "CRIMINY!"
JayM: Battle order: Raziel [B]:0 Lynne [B]:13 Fortunata [F]:15 Hauser [F]:16 Interceptor [F]:33
JayM: Status for Interceptor [F] : [================= ] Protect(3) Blind(5) Berserk(5)
JayM: Raziel!
Fortunata darts to one side at the last moment, perhaps by instinct!
Hauser: Raziel begins casting another [Bolt of Wrath - CT15]
JayM: Lightnint!
JayM: Lynne!
Lynne incants - dark mist creeps around the various seams, bolts, and welds around the hull of the ship, unfastening them and trying to soften it up a little! [Poison, 20D]
Lynne rolled 1d100 and got 45 ( Total: 45 ) for 70 CoS
JayM: The engine's emissions turn a weird shade of violet…
JayM: Raziel and Fortunata!
Hauser: Lightning screams down!
[OOC] Hauser: 26D
Fortunata: "Yo! Anyone else need a boost?"
Hauser rolled 2d12*1.25+216*1.25 and got 4, 6 ( Total: 282.5 )
The lightning strike causes the ship to wave… Now's your chance! You can't damage it any more than this on the ground, so your only chance is strike at the weak spot, near the pilot's cabin! With the damage it has suffered it starts to veer down a little bit… If you were brave enough- You could climb on top of it
Lynne ducks her head down and takes a breath. "Reserves exhausted… But I have inhibited it to utter feebleness. Annihilate it!"
Hauser: "Follow me, Fort!"
Fortunata: "Understood!"
JayM: Titan property, Stage 2 - When under 75% health change combat arena to the back of the Titan enemy, no bonuses or penalties, although some monster properties and attacks might work differently
Fortunata waits for the right moment… then takes a leap, scuttling over to the cabin area and fires away! [Attack, 54D]
Fortunata rolled 1d12*0.75+150*0.75 and got 7 ( Total: 117.75 )
[OOC] Fortunata: Oh, derp, no protect now?
You grapple into the bottom wing of the ship, taking advantage of Hauser's armor's grappling gear you climb, slowly- Until the pilot decides to do a 360 roll, to try to get you off- A timely moment to let go as you're propelled upwards, and… When you fall down, youre'in the roof. The cabin is up ahead but… There has been ENOUGH Ilirian ship that have been taken down this way, so
JayM: they've put some added protection, two small turrets appear up ahead-
JayM: You'll need to forge past them to reach the cabin
JayM: They're shielded, sadly [still counts as the same enemy in the field, Photon Torpedo disabled, Missile Barrage also hits self]
JayM: So still Protect
JayM: By the way if you wanted to shift into your melee weapon as part of the acrobatics, feel free
JayM: Battle order: Hauser [F]:0 Lynne [B]:17 Interceptor [F]:17 Raziel [B]:25 Fortunata [F]:53
JayM: Status for Interceptor [F] : [=============== ] Protect(3) Blind(5) Berserk(5) Poison(6)
JayM: Hauser!
Hauser grapples up onto the wing, the cable hooking securely into the missile bay. She draws her sword, climbs up, slowly but surely - her sword and fist ripping through the wing to form hand-holds - and draws back for a moment.
Hauser: Sparkling blue light comes off the Drive Blade in waves as Hauser lines up a strike right on the pulse cannon - and lances through! [Shock Drive - 54D]
Fortunata gladly recalls her bit components back into a shield - it makes less sense to use them in close quarters!
Hauser rolled 1d100 and got 28 ( Total: 28 ) for C95
Hauser rolled 1d12*1.5+300*1.5 and got 12 ( Total: 468.0 )
Hauser: Shocks for a whopping 468 magical lightning damage!
JayM: A direct impact… The blade strikes right through the cannon, the sparks of lightning pierce throught the entire ship, erupting on the other side, leaving a hole straight through [468]
JayM: Battle order: Lynne [B]:0 Interceptor [F]:0 Raziel [B]:8 Fortunata [F]:36 Hauser [F]:37
JayM: Status for Interceptor [F] : [=========== ] Protect(3) Blind(5) Berserk(5) Poison(6)
JayM: Lynne!
Hauser climbs through the hole, coming up onto the side wing, reaching down to help Fort up.
Hauser: "Made you an opening."
Lynne panics at first, but finds the leap a lot less intimidating once she's in the air! She enjoys a moment of feeling the air rush around her- then she sinks her sword into the hull as she lands to ensure a stable landing. She drags it along the hull, kicking up sparks as it grazes the outside, the air rushing through it and making it howl like a lunatic before she slices the hole a bit
Lynne bigger- all the better to fit Hauser's massive armor a bit more comfortably! [Swap Weapon and Attack, 40D]
Lynne rolled 1d100 and got 24 ( Total: 24 ) for 80/10
Fortunata yanks herself up to more solid ground. "Much appreciated!"
Lynne rolled 1d10+108 and got 7 ( Total: 115.0 )
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 45 ( Total: 45 )
JayM: A direct hit! Don't forget it's Protect
Lynne rolled 1d10*0.75+108*0.75 and got 1 ( Total: 81.75 ) for gomen
The turres turns at the party- The target acquisition system is confused from the overdrive!
Targets: Lynne
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 50 ( Total: 50 )
JayM: Still can't hit
JayM: Battle order: Raziel [B]:0 Fortunata [F]:28 Hauser [F]:29 Lynne [B]:32 Interceptor [F]:42
JayM: Status for Interceptor [F] : [========= ] Protect(2) Blind(4) Berserk(4) Poison(5)
JayM: Raziel!
Hauser: Raziel casts and calls down a bolt of lightning! [CT15, 26D]
Hauser rolled 2d12*1.5+216*1.5 and got 2, 9 ( Total: 340.5 )
JayM: The ship is slightly wobbly, the turrets are failing
JayM: Fortunata!
Fortunata darts forward and smashes a turret-gun with the flat of her blade! [Attack, 44D]
Fortunata rolled 1d100 and got 6 ( Total: 6 ) for 80/10
Fortunata rolled 1d10*2+120*2 and got 3 ( Total: 246.0 )
JayM: A straight swipe, now that is POWERFUL
JayM: A clean swipe, you smack BOTH out of the ship!
Fortunata: "Huh."
Hauser: Two little explosions in the underbrush below, quickly vanishing behind the Interceptor and the Surveyor.
With the path cleared you make your way towards the pilot cabin. You can see the pilot in his suit down there, he looks angry as hell. You witness him pressing a large red button- The entire hull becomes electrified! The pain is intense, he presses a couple of buttons on the ship's cockpit and the glass pane flies open, he climbs on top of the chair and aims his pistol down at you
JayM: Titan property, Stage 3 - At 25% health you're striking directly at the weak spot, and the enemy is furious! +50% damage taken and dealt!
Fortunata takes a surprised glance at her blade. But that's about all the time she gets.
JayM: Raziel again!
[OOC] Hauser: Bolt of Wrath in another CT15! I've actually got like, three casts of this left.
JayM: Battle order: Fortunata [F]:0 Hauser [F]:1 Lynne [B]:4 Raziel [B]:13 Interceptor [F]:14
JayM: Status for Interceptor [F] : [==== ] Protect(2) Blind(4) Berserk(4) Poison(5)
JayM: Fortunata!
Fortunata: "Hrgh… okay… gotta fight through this. I've had worse, you know…!"
Hauser: "Hmph! …Join the club!"
Fortunata lets out a roar as she staggers toward the pilot, face scrunched up in pain… and rage! Ghostly blue flames spring upon her sword, seemingly unbidden - [Shadow Raid, 44D]
Fortunata rolled 1d100 and got 53 ( Total: 53 ) for 80/10
Fortunata rolled 1d10*1.5+150*1.5 and got 10 ( Total: 240.0 )
[OOC] JayM: 240] as the pilot weathers the hit!
JayM: Hauser!
[OOC] Fortunata: [F] HP: 477/917 | MP: 42/686 | SoS: 229 | Normal
Hauser steps out onto the electrified section, a faint sizzling noise rising up from her armor with each heavy step as she presses the attack on the pilot, as he clambers to his feet after Fortunata's deadly assault.
Fortunata: "Hauser! Watch your systems!"
Hauser slams one boot down inside the cockpit, a kssht rising up as intercoms open. She raises her tremendous sword in one hand, grabbing the pilot with the other.
Hauser: Her armor, her arm, her sword, spark with a deadly, brilliant light -
Hauser: "Illirian command!"
Hauser: "Olren! Fortunata! Gambin! D'Angelo! Nostrum! Hauser!"
Hauser: "You will know these names!" [Shock Drive - 54D]
Hauser rolled 1d100 and got 58 ( Total: 58 ) for C95
Hauser lances through the pilot.
Hauser rolled 1d12*2+300*2 and got 4 ( Total: 608.0 )
Hauser: "I'm watching them, Fortunata! But watch THIS."
The blade pierces through the pilot, he growls as he slowly raises his gun towards her for a moment…
[OOC] Hauser: HP: 214/634, MP: 576/716, SoS: 158 [========]
And the lightning triggers, a massive bolt of lightning and suddenly there is only crimson in view a terrible explosion…
And the smoke never settles, as but as you start loosing height it's washed away, the entire cockpit section gone
Lynne: "Evacuate?"
Hauser: "You're damn right!"
Hauser runs back towards the back of the Interceptor, hammering a fin on the tailwing one way as she passes it, dropping down onto the Surveyor.
And the ship starts to slowly veer down, all vital systems gone… And then you see- Jumping beside you, with Rohius in the wheel, the surveyor who took advantage of a small hill
Hauser: …Okay, leaping to one side to the Surveyor!
Jumping off to the surveyor… For the small moment you have airtime, you see a column of armored vehicles, tanks, approaching… The interceptor slowly veering towards them. The car shakes heavily as you hit the ground running and there is an omnious silence for a moment…
And a silent green light raises behind you… A second later, a powerful shockwave- And the sound of the explosion
Hauser hits the roof. Various warning sirens can be heard, muffled, from within her armor. "Yup. Not moving for a while."
Hauser: "Thanks for the catch, Nostrum."
Fortunata lets out a weak sort of laugh.
You speed off ahead… With the armored wall damaged, they can't pursue for now, you'll gain a lot of terrain, easily enough to make pursue inviable
JayM: You should be… Home free
Session End
[OOC] JayM: Epilogue
Raf hurriedly climbs up to the roof the HQ "White Fire, White Fire, come in!" nothing, nothing works. He looks at the horizon, looks at his comm driver screens… Incoming enemies… And what is theoretically worse, a small group from the nearby town forming up, it looks like a defense force.
He hurriedly starts fiddling with half a dozen tiny, bird-like drones "C'mon, c'mon…" after a moment they take off "Please, please let those find them intact still…"
[OOC] JayM: End Epilogue
JayM: Now for me to calculate rewards
[OOC] JayM: + 6990 Exp/+ 564 Lucre/+40 AP
JayM: Jesus I screwed that up, but not mathematically at least. That includes skill checks
JayM rolled 2#7d100(1) and got 72, 22, 60, 9, 10, 23, 39 ( Total: 235 )
Also rolled 2#7d100(2) and got 21, 65, 38, 94, 33, 82, 1 [Total: 334]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 569
JayM rolled 1d100 and got 93 ( Total: 93 )
JayM: There are spoils of battle!
[OOC] JayM: Simplified Refractor Rifle - T2 Offensive] x2
[OOC] JayM: Gravity Ammo - T2 Dark] x1
[OOC] JayM: Portable Gravwell - T2 Status] x2
[OOC] JayM: Energy Capacitor - T2 Offensive] x2
[OOC] JayM: Accelerator Rails - T2 Offensive] x1
[OOC] JayM: Ilirian TADS - T2 Finesse] x2
[OOC] JayM: Ship Power Core - T2 Boss] x1
JayM: (as a note TADS stands for 'Target Acquisition and Designation System', it's a real term)
JayM: Also the Interceptor had Hard Shell (actually Blade Grasp) but it failed to activate the few times it mattered
JayM: This session
JayM: Made me really extra happy
Peter: I'm reasonably sure you want to slap a boss loot and Status: Deprotect (20) on one of your weapons, Moku
Mokura: neat, I can actually do that now
Peter: you might also be interested in Acc I instead?
Peter: both are pretty useful for your "shoot a big GT hit" sort of paradigm
Mokura: yeah
Peter: actually we're probably getting near the end of the tier so let's upgrade you aggressively
Peter: Fort, take both Acc I -and- Deprot (20), probably
Mokura: yeah I need to re-math our ranking numbers
Peter: lemme know when your AP total is up to date
Peter: I'm lazy about math, but also, I drive two PCs a lot? we're even
Mokura: this game feels so awkward to upgrade in compared to V0
Mokura: which is less of a complaint
Mokura: and more of a stark contrast between how systems are handled
Mokura: v0 has mostly regular AP progression and lets you buy loot
Mokura: CZ has accelerated(?) AP growth, standard loot, and possibly reduced currency acquisition
Mokura: it's an interesting sort of challenge
Julian: Ahaha there is no actual accelerated AP growth you guys just
Julian: Fight a fuckton of small enemies
Mokura: o
Gravagar: Yeah, if I run a game again I should probably be less adverse to adding those guys than I was before. I am finding I have more to learn about how2run than I expected D:
Mokura: how's that been going along, anywho
Peter: okay, I just bought Charge Edge.
Mokura: which would seem to imply we hit another skill level's worth of AP?
Mokura: or
Mokura: did you not buy one yet
Peter: I just hadn't bought one yet
Peter: I'm about 80 AP away from Impulse Edge, which truly will make happiness rain down throughout the universe
Icecylee: imperial also has a slightly more variable than normal cost for abilities than some other classes so
Mokura: I am
Mokura: eternally amused that Parry Edge basically completely replaces your standard attack
Mokura: also it has a typo adjustment?
Mokura: does it cost 30 MP or should it have no adjustment
Peter: fixed
Julian: I like how Charge Edge is an ad eternum stance
Mokura: also shouldn't Grapple Claw have a +4 Power adjustment per additional tier
Mokura: or something of that nature
Gravagar: oh THAT impulse edge
Mokura: (1d10+8*ATK base)
Gravagar: yes it will definitely inject Good Feels directly into the lifeblood of the universe
Peter: like it'll probably become the edge I spam, moreso than Parry
Peter: of course it'll also make all the enemies attack me so I stop fuelling everyone's attacks, but oh well :imtank:
Gravagar: more MP means I can afford to dual blindzerk a little more often
Julian: By the way, Photon Torpedo was going to deal 1d12+315 Holy damage to a ro
Julian: You can't actually use that sort of weapon in melee range!
Mokura: mechanically holy breath?
Gravagar: that's a little bit rude Julian, it is a good thing that wasn't a thing that happened
Mokura: or maybe holy with a rowmod?
Julian: Mokura: Heavy attack, Type Swap to Holy, Row Cutter and 4 ranks of Countdown
Julian: Ship had more ATK than MAG, if it used ATK on that it'd have dealt 1d12+532 I think
Peter: hey Grav, how close are you to Coordinate?
Gravagar: 2 abilities away from Dark Arts at the earliest Peter, but I plan on taking Saboteur (+10 CoS to delicious statuses) and Sparkstrike first to be honest… what did coordinate do again…
Peter: Coordinate hands out +25% bonus damage and +10 status CoS to allies acting immediately after you, if they hit the same target
Peter: it's good, especially with how much opportunity you have for technical plays by controlling your delays
Gravagar: Yeah, Coordinate sounds good, and Absorb MP is along the way, which I don't hate
Gravagar: however, I gotta stick with my Saboteur / Sparkstrike priority
Gravagar: I think
Callyn: Or do you?
Gravagar: !8ball
Gravagar: Don't count on it.**
Julian: You will invariably face a lot of Ilirians, yeah, as well as maybe machines. However also a lot of local fauna and flora!
Gravagar throws hands into air
Peter: Another advancement path you might consider would be Sparkstrike - Darkstrike - Traumatize.
Julian: And Ilirian soldiers aren't dumb they know they are weak to lightning. So unless they are simply unable to, like foot soldiers, expect defenses
Gravagar: right, and the best thing for those guys is group target. Group target isn't in my near future :V
Peter: AND ALSO, if the party hits critical mass for "capable of handing out damage bonuses"
Peter: I can pick up Absorber, which is "mark an enemy and regain health when you do at least +50% damage to it"
Gravagar: Oh also Julian
Gravagar: Mission 8?
Julian: Nope, uhn
Gravagar: I think it was mission 8… since I had the full log for 7 and 9 and I didn't miss one in between
Julian: Mission 7 was Path of Exploration, Mission 8 was supposed to be Distant Settlements and mission 9 was suppposed to be Uknown Enemies
Julian: By an… Error of judgement
Julian: I executed Distant Settlements AND Unknown Enemies in the same session
Julian: So I did 8 and 9 in the same day
Julian: So we are in 10
Gravagar: okay
Gravagar: When I was uploading logs last week I noticed that and it made me ???
Julian: And give yourselves 6 AP for the posted logs
Mokura: do you mean for ones we already posted
Mokura: or
Mokura: when we post all the new ones
Peter: oh huh
Peter: actually yeah I think my buy order after this is
Peter: 1. Impulse Edge, because everyone wants it, and it helps keep our healer fed
Peter: 2. Element Boost, because Fort and I share a SPD, and I think you could find a few things to do with "+50% damage to next elemental hit" that justify a 34D action
Gravagar: (yeah probably better them than me for MP recovery, since I do have a pretty huge tank that I can coast off of for a bunch)
Peter: it's gonna mostly be Raz (to fill up our tank of cures between battles) and Fort (to power big flashy GT hits)
Gravagar: Yeah, if ~30 MP makes the difference between being able to lay down what I need to, or being able to dualcast a berserk / immobilize to stop that CT, then I'll be sure to notify you with haste, but otherwise it might not be needed
Peter: it's actually like, 60! which is pretty good

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