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Re: The War Saga: Prelude (RP Thread)
« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2015, 04:04:12 pm »
Putting his left hand on Franklins shoulder.
"We'll follow after you shortly then." Krous said, then stepped away to make sure his power pack was still connected to the hamme and do basic checks of his gear before leaving the Inn.
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Re: The War Saga: Prelude (RP Thread)
« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2015, 10:14:55 pm »
Franklin was always amazed that supposedly experiences mercenaries kept need to check their gear was in order. Surely they should know?

"We should take a different route to them, just enough that we won't all be ambushed together."
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Re: The War Saga: Prelude (RP Thread)
« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2015, 10:27:35 pm »
David nodded, but walked back to the table, putting his shoulder under one lip and hefting it to its side, where the chalk runes had been carved to allow for his light display a little bit earlier. Taking a rag from a pocket, he wiped the chalk away. "Jane, Simo, I'll lead the way. Korus, Franklin, stay away from the coast and we shouldn't bump into each other. If either group needs help, hoot once like a brown owl and twice like a barn owl."

Crossing the distance to the door, he tipped the hood of his robes to the bartender before swinging it open and walking out into the rainy night.
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Re: The War Saga: Prelude (RP Thread)
« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2015, 10:36:09 pm »
Jane paused to toss some money to the bartender for a tip, then followed the sorceror

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Re: The War Saga: Prelude (RP Thread)
« Reply #64 on: May 20, 2015, 07:53:11 pm »
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Jane, David, and Simo: 1 (Encounter on 4+)
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Slipping into the night, the two groups crept out the door, splitting up in direction and heading their own ways. The rain provided all the cover they needed, and with visibility as low as it was, nobody hampered their travel.

Walls on the edge of the city proved little difficult, as the guards who should have been at the door by the gate were mysteriously absent. Horses were, indeed, tied up in a small stable outside the city's edge. Again, these guards were mysteriously absent. Rendezvousing some thirty minutes after they had split up, little had happened worthy of note.
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Re: The War Saga: Prelude (RP Thread)
« Reply #65 on: May 20, 2015, 08:18:19 pm »
"So do we have a timetable to work to?" Korus asked aloud to David. "Do we have all the time the Guards and Soldiers will alow us, or are we just part of a larger scheme?"
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Re: The War Saga: Prelude (RP Thread)
« Reply #66 on: May 23, 2015, 08:28:53 pm »
"Faster would be better," David said, saddling his horse. "But they won't move until we've completed our mission. Going against western states with full defenses and preparations would be suicide. As quickly as we can manage, but we don't want to rush."
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Re: The War Saga: Prelude (RP Thread)
« Reply #67 on: May 25, 2015, 08:54:48 am »
"So, slow and steady, but not a snail's pace?" Simo replied as he made sure his weapons were in easy reach and mounted his horse. "I think we can manage that."
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Re: The War Saga: Prelude (RP Thread)
« Reply #68 on: May 28, 2015, 01:00:07 pm »
Jane mounted up as well. "What are we waiting for? Let's get going."

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Re: The War Saga: Prelude (RP Thread)
« Reply #69 on: May 28, 2015, 08:31:51 pm »
Korus mounted up as well. He had to control the horse one handed, as his hammer couldn't be holstered. He rested the business end on his shoulder, so to make sure the weight was centered.
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Re: The War Saga: Prelude (RP Thread)
« Reply #70 on: June 06, 2015, 11:17:10 pm »
As the others mounted up Simo rode ahead to act as scout. Once the terrain grew more wild he was considering whether or not to ride through the undergrowth rather than on the road. On the plus side it would make him harder to spot to anyone watching the road, however it was also noisier meaning he'd have to slow the group down. From what he could gather time wasn't a major issue, but it was still a factor. Just as well he had a few miles to consider his options he mused.
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Re: The War Saga: Prelude (RP Thread)
« Reply #71 on: June 09, 2015, 03:14:01 am »
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Without much more delay, the whole of the group mounted up and rode off. The rain began to clear after an hour had passed, and by the time midnight rolled around the skies were beginning to open up on a bright yellow moon, perhaps a day away from being full.

Wolves could be heard howling in the distance, putting teeth on edge amongst the group. As they rode on, the howling seemed to approach, closer and closer, moment by moment.

A little past two in the morning, finally, the trap was sprung. Just as Simo was riding back to the group to check in and report that he had seen nothing, the wolves came out from the trees, running at a dead silent sprint towards the group.
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Re: The War Saga: Prelude (RP Thread)
« Reply #72 on: June 09, 2015, 10:27:36 pm »
As the wolves emerged from the trees Simo called out to the others. He knew his rifle would be useless at this range, especially given the time it'd take to get it from his back. Without a second thought he drew his pistol and fired at the closest of the beasts.
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Re: The War Saga: Prelude (RP Thread)
« Reply #73 on: June 09, 2015, 10:30:26 pm »
Korus dropped his hammer low, and took a firm grip of the reigns with his left hand. He did his best to steady his stead, and prepared to smash aside any enemy that came for him.
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Re: The War Saga: Prelude (RP Thread)
« Reply #74 on: June 11, 2015, 03:28:29 am »
"Wolves!" Simo shouted, a little belatedly, as he rode back towards the others. He barely made it in time before the beasts closed in.

A particularly husky wolf with a streak of white on his muzzle closed in on Korus before skidding to the side, trying at a biting feint to stay out of striking distance. His forepaw slipped, though, and he couldn't pull back in time to dodge Korus's hammer... Which was all well and good, as Korus swung his hammer in a broad sweep, missing regardless as two more wolves, both looking lean and angry, began to close in. Raising his hammer defensively, he watched them carefully.

Jane, meanwhile, raised her spear and discharged a blast of power at the nearest wolf, a scrappy looking pup with a notched ear. The bolt hit squarely just as it leapt at Simo, and the wolf spasmed and failed to land his snapping attack at the gunman.

Towards the back of the group, another starved-looking wolf leapt at Franklin, snapping up at him and ripping with his claws. The leap struck home, and Franklin got a nasty gash across his arm, raising his hand in defense and snarling a word. Unseen force lashed out from the wand on his glove, slamming into the wolf and sending it soaring through the air, several feet back, before it tumbled in the dirt.

David raised his staff in the air, shouting out a word as light blasted from his staff, finally displaying the group with golden-white light to give the others a clear view of the melee. One final wolf held back, shying away from the light, and this left Simo to draw his pistol from a holster, checking it and readying it to fire.


The largest of the wolves, shying away from Franklin's heavy warhammer after his failed feint, instead turned towards the next nearest target: Franklin. Readying himself for a strike, he threw himself forward...

Only to be stopped cold in the air and slammed down into the dirt as Franklin raised a shield of frantic energy around him. It was a sloppy shield, too spread out to efficiently stop that much mass, but he had been in a hurry and the shield served to keep the attack off of the gravity sorcerer.

One of the two scrawny wolves who had closed on Korus snapped at him and missed as the engineer pulled his horse away, but that was only in time for the other wolf, faster and more viscously clever, to leap forward at the horse Korus was riding and rip out its throat. Korus fell with a sound somewhere between a scream and a yell, but he managed to keep from getting trapped beneath the horse and landed with his hammer raised in his defense.

Jane, not content to zap the notch-eared wolf once, let loose with a second blast of intense energy. Once more, the wolf staggered and jerked in a twitchy fashion just as it tried to bite feebly at Simo, the energy making his muscles unresponsive. The bolts didn't seem to be causing too much lasting damage, but the singed hair and twitching muscles made the wolf seem like not too much of a threat. David, with one hand holding up his staff, raised his other hand where the bracelet around his left wrist dangled, tiny silver shields jingling as he raised a magic shield in front of himself and somewhat to his sides, giving a little cover to Jane, but little to Korus who had fallen just further away.

The wolf who had been blasted away by Franklin stayed shyed away at the edge of the magical ring of light, but that was only to give an opening for the last wolf, the one who had stayed back, to charge forward instead. With Franklin's shield sapped of energy in the stopping of the Alpha wolf's charge, this final wolf was able to make it in and give a second gash across the chest to match the one on Franklin's arm.

Simo took careful aim with his pistol.


The Alpha wolf took a glance between Korus and Franklin, eying both. One had swung and missed, the other had slammed the great shaggy beast to the ground with unseen magical energy. It was an easy choice: The alpha bit at Korus, who had no time to raise his hammer to block the beast's biting fangs. At the very least, Korus's attempt to parry put his right arm in the way of the gnashing teeth. It still made it through and hurt like hell, but the metal of the exoskeleton on his arm provided some level of meager protection.

The ferocious wolf who had torn the throat out of Korus's horse, meanwhile, saw Simo and considered him easy prey. Leaping up, he made the gunman stagger a bit as he bit and slashed, causing some injury to the gunman... Until Simo's carefully aimed shot placed a bullet squarely in the wolf's chest at point blank range. It whimpered and fell backwards, stumbling to get away from the painful flash of light and metal that had opened up a nasty injury and was spilling blood down his fur.

Jane, worried about depleting her energy reserves, only held back and watched for an opening, holding her lance defensively as the wolf she had already zapped twice stumbled away, muscles and limbs still twitching badly.

The wolf who had first attacked Franklin and then backed away joined in the fray against Korus, leaping in and taking another biting gnash at the downed engineer. It put another gash on him, which was getting worrisome, and seeing the issue, David stepped in to give him an opening, unleashing a whirlwind of force intended to blow the wolves away. The spell went wild as he tried to hold the light and send the magic wind, though, and the gale of air emanating went wide and lost a lot of its force. It was still enough to give the Alpha wolf a powerful shove which tumbled it into the dirt, but the other wolf assaulting Korus barely seemed to care, and Korus himself got caught in the backlash and was slammed painfully down to one knee to keep from falling entirely. Korus swung his hammer in a defensive manner, but it went wide and got him nowhere.

The other wolf attacking Franklin dodged back in an attempt to get clear of the fray and watch for another opening. Sadly for it, though, Franklin was having none of it. Leaping from his horse, Franklin slammed magical energy into the tip of his staff, and though the staff wasn't exactly built for that kind of magic, it worked. Energy fused with the staff's tip, increasing the mass at the tip of the staff to the point where it weighed more than any normal man could swing as a useful weapon. Fortunately, he didn't have to: The staff was already in motion towards the wolf, swinging down like a golf club. It struck the wolf on the side and sent it flying off like it had been hit with a wrecking ball. It wasn't quite dead, but judging by the saved in front of its chest, it wouldn't take a lot to finish it off.

A breath went by, as everyone considered their options.
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