The group prepared themselves, and CCathran stepped forward kicking open the door, arms spread wide. As the door slammed open (It wasn't locked or even full closed) Cathran charged in attacking the strange metal Centipede that scurried around a table to face her. her claws just scraped across the thing's metal plating, not seeming to affect it, Then a bolt of energy streaked past Cathran striking the Centipede in its core, as Zeva unleashed her magical prowess. Lila charged in after Cathran, putting herself between the second Centpede and Cathran as it tried to sneak around behind. She swung mightily, but just like Cathran, she was having a hard time getting past the armor plating. The Centipedes lashed out, striking with dagger-like mandibles at both Cathran and Lila,while another crawled out from another doorway, slicing through flesh. Yeldrenin stepped up from behind a wall, and launched his harpoon at the newly arrived centipede, striking true and hitting a weak spot, but the hook was unable to catch on and fell out after doing it's damage. Cathran unleashed a new wave of fury, clawing viciously over and over at her target, but that armor plating was proving to be a worthy opponent. Zeva unleashes charges forward, her arms glowing with a chilling energy, as she tries to swipe at the one in front of Cathran. Lila swings her scythe again, just bouncing off the armor plates. The new centipede and the one in front of Cathran, go for her legs, but she deftly sidesteps and kicks them away. The one Lila has engaged strikes true once again ripping into Lila's arm, causing a large gash in her arm. Yeldrenin sees the strike, and rushes forward, pumping healing energies into Lila, and sealing her wounds. Cathan, now fully enraged, takes her claws, and jams them into a weak point below the centipede's head, yanking up and separating its head from its body, as the body falls back and quickly rusts in place forming a rusty statue of the deceased creature. Zeva rushes forward again, her arms still cloaked in ice as she strikes at the second centipede by Cathran, but it senses the cold and dodges away. Lila swings at her target, but is slightly off balance as her muscles miraculously heal, changing the direction of her strike. The centipedes attack with renewed force, but are easily dodged and deflected. Yeldrenin gives in to his instincts and pecks at the insects with his beak, though they dodge away, not liking the new predator. Cathran turns to her second attacker, finishing it just as quickly as the first. Zeva charges to help Lila, but cannot seem to get past its armor. the Centipede tries to bit its new attacker (Zeva) but she deftly side steps and kicks it away. Yeldrenin steps forward pecking at this centipede as well, and it does not seem happy, though his beak does not get past the armor. Cathran moves up, striking at the final centipede using yeldrenin as distraction, but cannot seem to get under the creature's plates. Zeva swings once more, but is still dodging the creature's mouth. Lila seeing the centipede attack her companion takes her chance, bringing her scythe down across its back, and kicking the centipede in the side, forcing it into her scythe's blade and cutting it in half.
The group pauses to catch their breath, but as they do so they hear a similar tapping noise from up above their heads, though it is much more quiet. The group moves outside to see a cat sized copper clockwork bug flying off into the distance very quickly. After it leaves, there is silence on the farm aside from the gently blowing breeze and the sounds of the fire beetles off in the distance.
*as the group gathers to figure out what those things were, cathran approaches carrying a piece of parchment and announcing* "Cathran is going to run ahead and tell town what group found. Cathran fastest person of Cathran's friends." *she hand the parchment to yeldrenin which says the same thing. The group bids her good luck and she heads back to alert the guards.*
*The group searched the house, and found the remains of the farmer's wife mutilated in the bedroom, along with a small child. After finding no more of the strange metal bugs, the group returns to town to report what they found. They are greeted by William the recruitment officer who sent them out. After exchanging pleasantries, the group informs him of what they discovered, and learns that several groups sent to the other farms did not make it back in one piece. As if to emphasize the fact, a Human man in heavy armor limped past, being supported primarily by an elven woman wearing fine robes, as they moved toward the infirmary. The man's arm was severed above the elbow, and bandaged crudely to prevent excess bleeding. The information the group provides is written down meticulously and copied to be handed to the higher-ups and other officers. The group is paid for their services each receives the 1000 gold they were promised. The group is told they are free to relax, but the rose citadel will be sending out a second scouting party to the other farms to try and recover news of the lost squads, and what either defeated them or prevented them from leaving. The rescue squads will be sent out the next day, so the group has time to rest and resupply.
The group decides to head to a nearby tavern, where Yeldrenin picks a seat off in the corner where he can view the entire room.*
Robin enters the tavern with his new zombie friend and sits down at the bar. He signals one of the bartender which when she sees him gets startled a bit by the zombie but comes. "May I get rum for the two of us?" he asks nicely while getting some gold to pay.
*The barmaid looks around a bit nervously and approaches bringing two mugs of rum* "It's n-not often you see undead in the city." *She is visibly uncomfortable having the undead near her, and most of the patrons have moved away, but no one seems to be giving you trouble*
Robin chugs the rum and brings the other to the zombie which does not react to it, he then thinks to himself *The hell am I thinking* and chugs the other one.*Filthy plebs don't like zombies here* he smirks and looks for any interesting thing that happens in the tavern.
*As Robin looks around, he notices a small group sitting in the corner at a table. they do not appear to be talking, but are writing on a piece of parchment and passing it around. The Tengu within the group is looking around, and appears to be observing everyone's reactions, but he himself does not seem to react to the zombie.*
Post by VindictusValduk on Apr 7, 2015 20:10:39 GMT
*Lila feels eyes on the group and immediately raises her head to slowly observe the rest of the people in the tavern. She immediately zeros in on the man watching her group and his undead companion, before going back to the parchment, however she continues to watch him from the corner of her eye.*
As the group watched the lizardman with a zombie, a slight clanking could be heard as a massive red Oni woman, towering at over 8 feet in height, stomped into the tavern, looking at a square device. The woman's eyes glowed a bright silver color and had no mouth
"Of all the anomalies to ruin my plans, it had to be this...." She mumbled in a high pitch voice. Her voice echoed as though it was being projected through some speakers. She seemingly ignored the zombie and bumped into him as she passed by to sit down at a table, still fiddling with the device.
Robin notices the group and that they somewhat observe him and he decides to walk up to them while signaling to his companion. He puts his hands on their table and leans on them. "Hello there" he says while looking at the weird parchment. "Were you guys running right now or something? you look tired" "Oy you thing becareful with my zombie here he isn't a toy or something you know?" he says while trying to stabilize his zombie.
*Yeldrenin looks up at the newcomer, pulls out another sheet of parchment and writes.* "Hello, can I help you? I apologize for the inconvenience, but as I cannot hear, would you mind responding in writing?" *he then hands the parchment to the lizardman.*
"Ah I see my ba.." he says but stops *That was not smart* he thinks to himself. He takes the parchment and writes on it "Hello my name is Robin, were you guys on an adventure or something? You look tired" he hands back the parchment to Yelderenin.
Dingmamon: the sanctuary would help if the group tried to just murder hobo them from the start, or if they ran away, but if you describe them how you did, i don't think they'd just attack for no reason
Jan 18, 2016 18:12:41 GMT
shogungari: oh hey, we got a new guy
Jan 19, 2016 16:33:14 GMT
Dingmamon: yeah, i got the notification earlier. haven't heard anything from him yet
Jan 19, 2016 18:22:28 GMT
shogungari: I just posted another ad on Reddit so hopefully we can get another game set up soon
Jan 19, 2016 18:26:41 GMT
shogungari: you thinking of restarting tempest statum for the new players? I could even remake with a normal character
Jan 19, 2016 18:28:55 GMT
Doublewhip: Saw your Reddit ad. Don't forget to reach out to and affiliate with other similar forums!
Jan 20, 2016 1:29:36 GMT
Dingmamon: thanks Doublewhip, we'll keep an eye out for some similar forums.
Jan 20, 2016 14:50:50 GMT
Dingmamon: and possibly gary, though at this point i am having a hard time coming up with campaign ideas.
Jan 20, 2016 14:51:58 GMT
shogungari: Really? I have a few if you wanted to borrow them
Jan 20, 2016 16:32:44 GMT
shogungari: Also, welcome Doublewhip
Jan 20, 2016 16:32:51 GMT
Guest: This place still active?
Apr 13, 2016 7:01:34 GMT
Dingmamon: not really. the guy who started it is in the military now, and those of us that did stick around had life stuff come up
Apr 13, 2016 20:12:19 GMT
shogungari: Hey Ding, I see you still come here. Any incentive to revive this place?
Jun 29, 2016 23:20:30 GMT
Dingmamon: I would love to, but really the only time I have to actually check it is when i'm at work. If you want to revive it by advertising and stuff, I will do what I can to keep it up and running smoothly for you, but I probably wouldn't be able to actively
Jun 30, 2016 18:58:23 GMT
Dingmamon: participate in any games
Jun 30, 2016 18:58:33 GMT
Dingmamon: By all means if you want to set something up and run it, go for it. I still have Admin access since Zekey left it to me when he joined the Navy, and from conversations with him, he probably isn't coming back
Jun 30, 2016 19:00:30 GMT
Dingmamon: Alternatively, if you wanted to set your own one of these up, you would have the ability to shape it and tailor it to what you wanted a bit more, and I'd be willing to help keep things organized on it so you can focus on people and games
Jun 30, 2016 19:05:52 GMT
shogungari: Nope, just seeing if you had something planned.
Jul 3, 2016 2:16:43 GMT