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Arashiofordo3
Nov 5, 2010

Warning, Internet
may prove lethal.



Fate points 3/3

Mimi was content to let Newbee take the brunt of the attack and the focus. Because it gave her a wonderful distraction while she sneaked forward to get behind the enemy. This was what she was best at, infiltration and sneak attacks. She scurried forward along the edge of the chamber a ground swarm of fast moving beetles. Swerving around to come from behind one of the spell casters, gathering together while they were rocked by Newbee's trash mob missile. Taking this opertunity to do what she was made for.

Go snicker snack.

- - -

8:49 PM ⇐ Theantero quit ↔ TheFireMagi nipped out
11:25 PM A<ArashiOfOrdo3> ArashiofOrdo3 Mimi is going to Sneekly Attack one of the spell casters from disguise, by using Newbee's attack as a distraction to get behind them as a swarm of bugs.
11:26 PM !r 4df+5
11:26 PM K<Krysmbot> ArashiOfOrdo3, ++-++5 = 7
11:26 PM A<ArashiOfOrdo3> ArashiofOrdo3 Noice

11:28 PM Y<Yamifenrir> Do Undead have eyes?
11:28 PM !r 4df+2
11:28 PM K<Krysmbot> Yamifenrir, +---+2 = 0

6 shifts of damage
+ Boost: OH HOLY poo poo WHERE DID THAT COME FROM!?!

- - -

Mimics were. By their very design, very surprising. Nothing was quite so surprising as a Mimic suddenly splitting you at half at the waist. Mimi brought her Jaw over the top and down, like a dolphin diving. Only with significantly more teeth and curiously the same amount of giggling. Enveloping the mage down to his hips, and snapping down with enough force to shatter metal, stone, bone, and in this case, Wizard.

"Raw" Mimi said. Raising her arms in a spooky fashion.

Her 'shadow' erupted from the floor beneath the other mages. Like Shark jaws. Snapping shut and sinking back into the floor. It was one of her special moves. 'Raw' a deadly aoe attack, rising a number of her mouths from the floor to eat the unwary. Massive damage, and she automatically stripped them of whatever loot they were carrying. It comboed wonderfully with 'Boo', otherwise known as the bread and butter of Mimics. Launching a bite attack from hiding.

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Theantero
Nov 6, 2011

...they shall march out of my laboratory and sweep away every adversary, every creed, every nation, until the very planet is in the loving grip of the Pax Bisonica. And then peace will reign, and the world, and all humanity, shall bow to me in humble gratitude...


Fate Points: 2/2 | Boosts: - | Consequences: Arm unfit for battle (Moderate)

Zanzibar would have commented on Mimi and her impressive display, if he were not focused on his own task. That is to say, performing as the Mistress' champion. A task made harder than it had any real right to be by the fact that she had no qualms whatsoever with just trying to walk through mobs like she owned the place.

Thus, it fell on him, as the champion, to make sure she could do that in peace, without being unduly harassed by the whelps. With quick, deliberate steps, he flanked his Mistress as she walked, keeping the already disorganized dragons at bay with precise, yet muted slashes of his sword (it would have been rude in the extreme to make a show of things, a champion should not attract attentions to themselves when on escort duty after all).

quote:

Theantero: Zanzibar Quickly Creates Advantage (adding invokes to the Advantage Newbee made) by protecting the Mistress from grubby dragon whelp paws
Theantero: !r 4dF+2
Krysmbot: Theantero, ////+2 = 2
Yamifenrir: !r 4df+2
Krysmbot: Yamifenrir, -+-/+2 = 1

Right, so that's an extra Invoke.

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid




Blackbone grabbed hold of the waiter's wrist as he handed him his drink, wrapping his bone fingers around the glass

"Hey now. You should be careful. Don't you know that it's illegal to serve alcohol to a miner?"

Blackbone laughed gleefully and let go of the waiter's wrist, wandering back over to his Master once he heard her call with his drink clinking cheerfully in his hand. Then he spotted the spellcasters and prepared to get his funk on. Letting the loathing build in him, his teeth grinding together, he opened his mouth to let slip a battlecry!

And they disappeared into the maw of Mimi.

He froze, his anger now directionless and feeling pathetic, stood there like a lemon. He huffed and took a sip of his drink and began cursing as it splashed down his front. Oh yeah, no skin to hold it in. Well that's just great. He stared moodily at the dragons near him which was trying to stare him down.

"What are you looking at? Huh? Oh big man! Yeah come here ya TIT!"

quote:

<JohnOfOrdo3> Now then, Blackbone forcefully assaults the black dragon welps in a fit of inadequacy
<JohnOfOrdo3> !r 4df+3
<Krysmbot> JohnOfOrdo3, /-+/+3 = 3
<Yamifenrir> !r 4df+2
<Krysmbot> Yamifenrir, +/-++2 = 3
<Yamifenrir> well, it appears there's a reason for that fit

He swung at the dragon welp, with the hand holding the drink. He watched in horror as the golden liqueur splashed in the face of the dragon. He may have no tongue to taste it, and no stomach to be poisoned by it. But it was his drink. And this... lizard wasted it! The nerve!

"That was your fault!"

Tie Boost: Drunken Pist

Tardzilla
Aug 31, 2006




Fate Points: 2 Boost:

This is perfect! This is Percival's chance to show them all the true power of a Hellhound Paladin! It was time for him to take action, and maybe even impress his master in the process!

"Do not worry, master!" The pup exclaims out, "I, Percival "Missile" Jasper, will personally take down the rest of these welps in your name! I will make them regret the day they have ever decided to stand in your way! Now stand back, as I I rain down a holy hellfire upon them!"

Percival leaps, high into the air, and uses the Baron as his own personal spring-board to send him even higher above! He drew his breath in, and prepared himself to unleash upon them an attack so powerful, so mighty, that it would down them all in one shot!

quote:


<Hugzilla> !r 4df+2
<Krysmbot> Hugzilla, ---++2 = 0
<Yamifenrir> JOKES ON YOU DRAGONS ARE RESISTANT TO FIRE
<Yamifenrir> !r 4df+2
<Hugzilla> OH NO
<Krysmbot> Yamifenrir, +-+++2 = 4
<TheFireMagi> oh jeez
<Tricky> D:
<TheFireMagi> what about heck-fire though
<Hugzilla> FATE POINT
<TheFireMagi> are they resistant to that? :v
<Yamifenrir> yes
<Yamifenrir> also, I just realized
<Yamifenrir> due to theantero TAKING CONTROL OF LADY MIDNIGHT (GRMBL)
<Hugzilla> I'm going to use a fate point to reroll!
<Hugzilla> !r 4df+2
<Krysmbot> Hugzilla, /-/-+2 = 0
<Hugzilla> hahahahahahahahha
<Hugzilla> oh my god
<Yamifenrir> Lady midnight is now literally walking through a battlefield where hellfire rains down from above, the entire enemy backline just gets devoured, dragon whelps are being used as missiles and blackbone is also there
<Tricky> D: D: D:
<JohnOfOrdo3> Welp
<Hugzilla> THE HECK FIRE WAS NOT STRONG ENOUGH

...Or it would, if he was not a bit out of practice. The only thing that comes out of his mouth is the tiniest of all fireballs, which barely registers as an attack. However, while his attack might not have been the most effective, at least he managed to do a couple of fancy flips, and land in a suitable dramatic fashion, so it wasn't a complete waste!

TheFireMagi
Nov 6, 2011

...She's behind me, isn't she?


Fate Points: 2 | Free Invokes:

Though Mimi quickly and efficiently took apart the enemy's’ backline, the dragon whelps seemed to be giving the rest of the party a great deal of trouble, and Oghrul couldn’t help but cringe as Percival spat his renowned hellfire right at their fire-resistant scales. Potent as the Hell Corgi’s flames could be, it was useless if he didn’t pick his targets better. Indeed, for dark foes such as this, the right move was…the orc placed a hand on the Shield of De Verr, before letting go. No, he couldn’t use its magic yet. Not when they likely had plenty of dungeon left to go through. Instead, Oghrul marched forward in formation, watching the whelps’ movement in preparation to intercept. If they wanted to harm the others, they’d have to break through his guard.

quote:

Oghrul is Carefully Creating an Advantage by standing ready to intercept the whelps’ attacks!
<TheFireMagi> !roll 4dF+2
<Krysmbot> TheFireMagi, /++/+2 = 4
<Yamifenrir> but are there too many whelps?
<Yamifenrir> !r 4df+2
<Krysmbot> Yamifenrir, +/+/+2 = 4
<TheFireMagi> hm
<TheFireMagi> yeah i'll invoke Soldier Par Excellence for a +2 on that

Attempt Succeeds, creating situation aspect “Gotta get through me, first!” with one free invoke.

Yami Fenrir
Jan 25, 2015

Is it I that is insane... or the rest of the world?

Situation Aspects:
Whelps in Disarray (previously: Exposed backline), 2 free invokes
Got to get through me first, 1 free invoke

Enemy Boosts:
Smokescreen (whelp group 3)


Missile

After your somewhat awkward display, you suddenly get lifted into the air! Oh no!

A familiar voice snaps you out of your panic however. "Those were some nice flips!" Lady Midnight congratulates you, as she holds you up close with one hand, and pets you on your head with the other.

While this does feel really nice, it's kind of hard to fight in this condition. It does seem like the Lady is enjoying herself, though!


Newbee

Your carnage allowed Mimi to... STEAL YOUR GLORY...

and, well, eliminate the entire backline.

However, there are still many dragon whelps about, and you're having trouble concentrating them all on you!

Only one of the three packs is currently trying to attack you, the others are going rampant and appear to be attacking Zanzibar and Oghrul.

...

Oh no! Lady Midnight is in the middle of all this, ... petting... Missile...?


quote:

20:19 Yamifenrir And a third swarm goes after Newbee!
20:19 Yamifenrir !r 4df+2
20:19 Krysmbot Yamifenrir, -/--+2 = -1


Oghrul

A group of 4 dragon whelps disengages from Newbee, seeing you as the bigger threat! Which is probably good, because the chief is kind of... not very helpful right now.

Regardless, however, you need to do something before you're surrounded!

quote:

20:19 Yamifenrir A swarm of dragon whelps attacks Oghrul!
20:19 Yamifenrir !r 4df+2
20:19 Krysmbot Yamifenrir, //-/+2 = 1


Zanzibar

You've come to understand Lady Midnight. She isn't just entirely careless, she's just utterely confident in the Guardian's ability to protect her!

... At least that's what one has to assume, right? To protect their own sanity?

Or in other words, WHY IS SHE IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THIS!?

At the very least, however, you did draw the attention of a few whelps. Maybe a bit too many.

quote:

20:19 Yamifenrir A second swarm attacks Zanzibar!
20:19 Yamifenrir !r 4df+2
20:19 Krysmbot Yamifenrir, ++/-+2 = 3


Mimi

Well, hmm, you dealt with the backline, but turning back, you notice that Newbee has entirely failed to keep the whelps in check, and they're just kind of attacking everyone they can get your hands on! What group are you going after, first?


Blackbone

Uh oh! In response to being soaked in alcohol, the whelp you hit mutates in a strange way, becoming larger, and now having brown scales and... alcohol breath?

Huh.

You know, this might actually be a problem.

But on the other hand, this is good to know for the future. There's something strange going on with the dragons here.

quote:

20:40 Yamifenrir A dragon whelp uses his breath attack on Blackbone!
20:40 Yamifenrir !r 4df+2
20:40 Krysmbot Yamifenrir, ///++2 = 3

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Theantero
Nov 6, 2011

...they shall march out of my laboratory and sweep away every adversary, every creed, every nation, until the very planet is in the loving grip of the Pax Bisonica. And then peace will reign, and the world, and all humanity, shall bow to me in humble gratitude...


Fate Points: 2/2 | Boosts: Protect the Mistress | Consequences: Arm unfit for battle (Moderate) | Stress: Box2

It was important that the Mistress enjoy her bout to the ball. It was important that she not be unduly pestered. At least, this is what Zanzibar kept telling himself as he danced around Midnight, who had chosen to stop in the middle of the mob to pet that accursed canine (truly the thing was far more trouble than it was worth).

Really, he might have been overwhelmed already if not for Newbee's scattering charge, and for Oghrul keeping the majority of them back. Even then, many managed to seep through. Many enough that one of them might find an openin- oh no. Zanzibar spotted one of them making a swipe at the lady, and his sword was in no position to interject. He'd have to find alternative means.

[Pass Backward]

With a lightning speed dash, The Baron had interjected himself between the Mistress and the claw. Too bad he could block only with his shoulder, even if he managed to minimize the majority of the momentum by going with the blow and following it with a [Counter Roundhouse] that sent the whelp reeling. And with some space between the aggressor and the Mistress, he finally had the chance to go on the offensive. And he did so aggressively. More so than usual, and with more care, for any strike against the Mistress was a strike against his legitimacy as champion, and something he could not allow.

quote:

Theantero: Zanzibar! Defend Quickly against whelp attacks!
Theantero: !r 4dF+2
Krysmbot: Theantero, ---++2 = 0
Theantero: use one Free Invoke from that Mimi Newbee thing to Reroll [Whelps in Disarray]
Theantero: !r 4dF+2
Krysmbot: Theantero, ---/+2 = -1
Theantero: I'm using the other Invoke too [Actually using that thing Oghrul made since can't use more than one Invoke of the same aspect per roll]
Theantero: !r 4df+2
Krysmbot: Theantero, /--++2 = 1

Marking StressBox2

quote:

Theantero: Zanzibar! Make Quick Attacks to thin the herd!
Theantero: !r 4df+2
Krysmbot: Theantero, /-+++2 = 3
Yamifenrir: !r 4df+2
Krysmbot: Yamifenrir, /-/-+2 = 0

Causing them 2 damage, as well as taking the Boost: Protect the Mistress

Theantero fucked around with this message at Feb 28, 2017 around 22:23

TheFireMagi
Nov 6, 2011

...She's behind me, isn't she?


Fate Points: 2 | Free Invokes: drat High-Class Mobs! (1 Use Boost)

Prepared as he was, it was child’s play for Oghrul to intercept several of the whelps rushing after the Baron. Of course, that did mean that he had more of his own foes to deal with, but he was used to it. In this scenario, the best strategy was to only allow one enemy to strike at a time, in order to prevent becoming surrounded. As he circled back and forth, steadily watching each of their swipes and bites, the whelps were unable to find a single weakness in Oghrul’s defense. On the contrary, he found one in theirs. Chuckling, the orc cried out,

“Everyone! There’s a vulnerable spot underneath their wings! Wait for them to swipe, and then strike!”

quote:

<TheFireMagi> Oghrul Carefully Defends by forcing each whelp to attack him one at a time!
<TheFireMagi> !r 4dF+2
<Krysmbot> TheFireMagi, /+/++2 = 4
My Warrior’s Keen Eye is triggered since I succeded with style on a Careful Defense, so everyone gets +1 to their next attack against this group of whelps! No boost for me though.

Now that he found a weakpoint, Oghrul was determined to exploit it. Noticing that the whelps had lined up nicely, he began to push forward, intending to knock the group over. What he had forgotten in his excitement was that, well, they had wings. Growling as they flew out of the way of his attack, the orc’s irritation at these dragons and their damned natural abilities gave him a renewed resolve.

quote:

<TheFireMagi> Oghrul is Forcefully Creating an Advantage by shield bashing the lined up whelps onto their backs!
<Yamifenrir> for reference: each group of whelps has 2 stress boxes
<TheFireMagi> !r 4df+3
<Krysmbot> TheFireMagi, /--/+3 = 1
<TheFireMagi> yikes
<Yamifenrir> but wait, whelps got wings!
<Yamifenrir> !r 4df+2
<Krysmbot> Yamifenrir, -+/-+2 = 1
<TheFireMagi> hmm
<TheFireMagi> think i'll save the FP this time and just take the boost
Creating the boost drat High-Class Mobs!

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JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid



Fate: 3/3 Boosts - Drunken Pist

Blackbone looks the whelp up and down as it transforms, growing bigger, stronger, stinkier...

It looked ridiculous. it's mouth dripping cheap larger, a beer belly adoring it's frame. It reared back and a gruesome gurgle foretold a gushing froth of alcohol being sent Blackbone's way.

quote:

20:40 Yamifenrir A dragon whelp uses his breath attack on Blackbone!
20:40 Yamifenrir !r 4df+2
20:40 Krysmbot Yamifenrir, ///++2 = 3

<JohnOfOrdo3> Blackbone Forcefully defends by forcing the jaws of the welp attacking him
<JohnOfOrdo3> !r 4df+3
<Krysmbot> JohnOfOrdo3, //+/+3 = 4

Blackbone darts forwards turns and leaps up, wrapping his arms around the jaws of the Whelp and forcing them shut. A little stream of alcohol trickled out of it's lips as it's eyes widened and it's cheeks billowed out. It gagged, trying to breath through the liquid that it found filling it's throat. Blackbone's legs kicked in the air briefly before finding the ground again. He adjusted his footing, and with a grimace started to pull the monster up and over himself.

quote:

<JohnOfOrdo3> Blackbone forcefully slams the welp into the ground
<JohnOfOrdo3> !r 4df+3
<Krysmbot> JohnOfOrdo3, +---+3 = 1

<Yamifenrir> whelp defense
<Yamifenrir> !r 4df+2
<Krysmbot> Yamifenrir, +//-+2 = 2
<JohnOfOrdo3> Okay... Looks like I'm burning my boost for +2

It rose as majestically as an oversized chicken being suplexed, and hit the ground like a oversized chicken full of beer being suplexed. With a lot of squawking, flapping and panic being suddenly silenced by a dull liquidy smacking sound. Blackbone dusted his hands off and gave it a kick for good measure.

"That's what I thought. Now stay there and think about what you've done... Which was having alcohol thrown at you and then be viciously assaulted... Wow I am so sorry I must come across like some kinda rear end in a top hat! Well you have a good night now. I've got to try out more of my people skills on your friends"

Tricky
Jun 12, 2007

after a great meal i like to lie on the ground and feel like garbage




Fate Points: 3 | Boosts: A Superior Specimen

I looked around, my eyes narrowed, as the situation started to spiral out of control. What were the other guardians doing...? Well, one thing had worked out. Mimi had managed to silence the mages before they could become much of a problem. The fact that she made such a show of it in front of the Mistress did gall a bit, but she had been nice during the events in the forest... I'd have to forgive her this time. Next time, though, it would be my turn to make a show of things! I looked contemptuously at the dragon whelps charging towards me and flicked out my claws. They wished to test my mettle? They'd find that I wasn't as simple an opponent as they seemed to think.

I danced between two of the whelps, blocking a stream of dark breath with one hand as I locked claws with the other. The darkness sputtered and died, leaving me unscathed, and I grabbed the offending whelp by the face. I spun, the whelps helpless in my hand, then tossed them into the two that had yet to attack.

I bared my teeth at the group and roared, "Is that all you've got? It's time to teach you of the terror of a true dragon!"

quote:

11:19 AM <Tricky> Alright, time to Forcefully Defend against the mini-mob!
11:20 AM <Tricky> !r 4dF+5
11:20 AM <Krysmbot> Tricky, -//++5 = 5

The Defense Succeeds With Style and generates the boost "A Superior Specimen."

I coughed a bit, then, as the smoke that was starting to fill the air around us snuck down my throat. My eyes were itching and watering, but I wasn't about to let them off so easily! The azure glow of the Ring of Flight surrounded me and I launched towards the first dark shape in the smoke. The sheer strength of my fist blew a huge hole in the smoke surrounding us, but it didn't strike home. Neither did my follow-ups. The smoke thinned as it whirled around us, but by the time my flurry was finished we were simply staring at each other.

I could see the fear in their eyes, though! They must have known that any one of my blows could tear them apart! It made perfect sense that they'd try to flee from such a superior dragon.

quote:

11:22 AM <Tricky> Alright, cool. I'll just stick with Forcefully Attacking the lesser whelps with claws and such.
11:23 AM <Tricky> !r 4dF+3
11:23 AM <Krysmbot> Tricky, --+-+3 = 1

Burning "A Superior Specimen" to make that a 3.

11:24 AM <Yamifenrir> !r 4df+2
11:24 AM <Krysmbot> Yamifenrir, -++-+2 = 2
11:25 AM <Yamifenrir> the whelps then use their boost to make that a 4
11:25 AM <Yamifenrir> (the boost was Smokescreen)
11:25 AM <Yamifenrir> due to missiles attack creating smoke... but not much else

The Attack Fails to no effect.

As these rolls were made before Oghrul's stunt came into effect, the +1 will be applied next round.

Tardzilla
Aug 31, 2006




Fate Points: 2 Boost:

"Master, no!" Percival pleads as he is lifted up, "Now is not the time to-" Oh, no! Of all the times to pet him, she chose this moment!!? Is she not aware of what her petting does to him!? For a brief moment, Percival is reverted back to being a mindless, panting puppy (It feels really nice, okay!?), and- oh, no x2! He dropped his sword! Drat! Why does the petting have to feel so good!?

The pup shakes his head, and comes back to his senses. He tries to move away from his masters, but is unable to escape from her hold on him. The only thing he can do right now is uselessly flail his arms about. Curse these short limbs of his!

"Fight on, friends!" He barks out, "I might not be able to do much, but I can still provide support!" Percival's body glows with a holy white aura, "Let my aura guide you all to victory-" Oh no x3! The master is petting him AND giving him scritches! Now Percival is panting AND waggling his tail back and forth excitedly!

quote:

<Hugzilla> Percival is Carefully Creating an Advantage by casting an AOE buff! Can he fight through the dreaded petting to do it!? (+2 from stunt)
<Hugzilla> !r 4df+5
<Krysmbot> Hugzilla, -++-+5 = 5

<Hugzilla> what'd the difficulty be?
<Yamifenrir> 2 hugzilla

I succeeded with style, so I'm creating the aspect Aura of Adorability! which can be invoked twice for free!

Percival might not look the most dignified right now, but at least he has managed to cast his aura spell in time!

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Arashiofordo3
Nov 5, 2010

Warning, Internet
may prove lethal.



Fate points 3/3 | Boosts: OH HOLY poo poo WHERE DID THAT COME FROM!?!

Wiff wiff wiff wiff! Did Newbee do anything else?! UGH why was SHE her rival? Who in their right mind would even think that stupid lizard was on her level? Swear to the gods if she starts crying again...

Oh, that was an idea. Mimi could claim Newbee's success for her own. After all, she's just proven that she can't even hit her opponents. Even with Percival doing his little magic, Mimi could make her contribution even more obvious! Hehehe, this was perfect!

- - -

8:20 PM A<ArashiOfOrdo3> ArashiofOrdo3 And Mimi is going to cleverly create an advantage by casting a low level accuracy buff spell at Newbee
8:25 PM Y<Yamifenrir> hmm
8:25 PM 3 for arashi
8:26 PM A<ArashiOfOrdo3> ArashiofOrdo3 I'll also make clear I'm going to be using Mimi's Magic cast stunt for this
8:26 PM !r 4df+4
8:26 PM K<Krysmbot> ArashiOfOrdo3, /--++4 = 3
8:28 PM A<ArashiOfOrdo3> ArashiofOrdo3 Right, I'm going to eat my Boost to knock that up to a 5, otherwise I'm just going to get another boost, which is rather unhelpful for what I'm trying to do.

Creating New Advantage - Milgrum's Guiding Glue Web! (One invoke)

- - -

Mimi seemed to chew on something for a moment. Like gum, except more sticky. "Milgrum's Guiding Glue Web!" She yelled from another mouth and spat. The glob of magical spider web flew through the air and spread out. Landing on Newbee's limbs and onto her whelp opponents. Acting like elastic, or magnets. In theory, her limbs will get pulled into the bad dragons, and they will die. Plus, she'll look all gross. Clearly the spell came from Mimi, and obviously it'll be clear that Mimi deserves ALL of the praise!

"Newbee! Try now! You'll have a much easier chance to hit them! Even if you can't see them through the smoke! You can thank me later!"

Yami Fenrir
Jan 25, 2015

Is it I that is insane... or the rest of the world?

Situation Aspects:
Whelps in Disarray (previously: Exposed backline), 1 free invoke
Got to get through me first (aka Oghrul in a defensive position), no invokes
Aura of Adorability, 2 free invokes
Milgrum's Guiding Glue Web, 1 free invoke

Those that haven't benefitted from Oghrul's stunt yet, keep in mind you get +1 to your next roll!

Mimi

Oh no! While your spell was successful, it also caught the attention of the whelps who very much would like not to be glued to things. Quickly, they flutter towards you and surround you, biting and clawing at you from all sides!


quote:

23:53 Yamifenrir Whelp group 3 retaliates against Mimi!
23:53 Yamifenrir !r 4df+2
23:53 Krysmbot Yamifenrir, -+/++2 = 3


Missile

Uh oh! Zanzibar is clearing out whelps, but some of them got past him and are going for Lady Midnight!

In a panicked response, she's hugging you even tighter! And uhm, you're a tiny bit in the way of the dragon whelps.

That's not good.

quote:

23:55 Yamifenrir Whelp group 2 attacks Missile!
23:55 Yamifenrir !r 4df+2
23:55 Krysmbot Yamifenrir, /+-/+2 = 2


Zanzibar

No! A bunch of whelps got past you, and they're darting towards Lady Midnight!

Panically, she's holding onto Missile who seems to serve as an accidental not-so-human shield for her! That's still not perfect but it's better than nothing...

Still, this situation just turned dire!


Oghrul

Seeing you as too much of a nuisance to fight, the whelps you were fighting turn tail and attempt to flank Blackbone! You need to help him out, quickly!


Blackbone

Ah cripes. a bunch of scratches and bites at your back inform you of the fact that a group of whelps seems to have found you the tastiest target!

On the other hand, you also have the beer whelp to deal with, which is charging up another beer breath to coat you in alcohol! If that gets combined with the flame breath, hoo boy that is gonna be painful.

quote:

00:03 Yamifenrir Whelp group 1 attacks Blackbone!
00:03 Yamifenrir !r 4df+2
00:03 Krysmbot Yamifenrir, -/--+2 = -1

quote:

00:04 Yamifenrir Beer Whelp attempts to create an advantage
00:04 Yamifenrir !r 4df+2
00:04 Krysmbot Yamifenrir, +--++2 = 2 (opposable!)


Newbee

Uh oh! This just turned bad, fast. Blackbone has a problem as he is being surrounded, the Mistress is being assaulted, AND the whelps you were just fighting turned tail and are engaging Mimi.

Just what are you gonna deal with first!? Surely you don't intend to let Mimi hog ALL the glory?!

Compelling Delusions of Grandeur: There is no way you're letting Mimi steal away the Mistress' attention off you, right? YOU are her favorite servant. Leave Mimi surrounded, instead get the Mistress' favor by saving her!

Tricky
Jun 12, 2007

after a great meal i like to lie on the ground and feel like garbage




Fate Points: 4 | Boosts: The Ultimate Guardian

I was pretty shocked when Mimi covered me with spider webs, I must admit, but even more surprising was that the other guardians had failed in their duty! The lesser whelps were all over the Mistress and Percival! It was clearly up to me, the best and brightest of this lot, to save the day. After all, I couldn't very well let Lady Midnight come to any harm. Despite the sticky webs pulling at me as the whelps I was facing turned tail and fled from my might — or so I could only assume — I barreled towards the group of pale imitations with a mighty roar.

My claws cut through the air with a sharp whistle. With almost no resistance, I tore through the mob splitting two of the whelps cleanly in half. I flipped around in the air, a feral grin on my face, then grabbed the two survivors by the head. I slammed them together, then contemptuously tossed them to the ground. They landed in a limp pile, clearly defeated. Despite the webs covering me, I did my best to curtsey to Lady Midnight, "I am always at your service, Mistress! Please use me as your shield!"

quote:

2:15 PM <Tricky> Alright, looks good. Accepting the compel and going to Forcefully attack Whelp Group 2 to impress Lady Midnight!
2:16 PM <Tricky> !r 4dF+3
2:16 PM <Krysmbot> Tricky, +++-+3 = 5 + 1 (Ohgrul's bonus) = 6

2:16 PM <Yamifenrir> whelp defense
2:16 PM <Yamifenrir> !r 4df+2
2:16 PM <Krysmbot> Yamifenrir, -/--+2 = -1

The Attack Succeeds with Style, dealing 5 stress and generating the boost: The Ultimate Guardian.

Theantero
Nov 6, 2011

...they shall march out of my laboratory and sweep away every adversary, every creed, every nation, until the very planet is in the loving grip of the Pax Bisonica. And then peace will reign, and the world, and all humanity, shall bow to me in humble gratitude...


Fate Points: 2/2 | Boosts: - | Consequences: Arm unfit for battle (Moderate) | Stress: Box2

Zanzibar often disagreed with the overtly self-promoting attitude of Newbee, and often viewed her as unbecomingly childish. However, there could be no doubt as to her abilities when it came to destroying mobs. And it was in those moments of aptitude where he could help but feel genuine respect towards the young dragon. Sparing her an appreciative nod, for no more could be spared in the heat of battle, Zanzibar moved to assist Blackbone, currently separated from him by a wall of whelps. Whelps that were still too close for comfort to the Mistress

No matter. He'd just have to cut them down. And cut them down he did, with quick, brutal efficiency. They were, however, tanky for mobs, and the cooldown based single target abilities of Zanzibar could only dispose of them so quicky, even if their broken formation gave him room to maneuver...

quote:

Theantero: Zanzibar Quickly attacks the Whelps next to Blackbone!
Theantero: !r 4df+2
Krysmbot: Theantero, /-+++2 = 3
Yamifenrir: Whelp defense
Yamifenrir: !r 4df+2
Krysmbot: Yamifenrir, +/+++2 = 5
Theantero: Might as well use the Boost I have, since those whelps are still kinda close to the Mistress
Theantero: so that makes it a five
Theantero: and using that final Invoke on 'Whelps in Disarray' to make it a 7


Using my Boost: Protecting the Mistress, as well as burning one Invoke on Whelps in Disarray

The whelps take 2 shifts of Damage

TheFireMagi
Nov 6, 2011

...She's behind me, isn't she?


Fate Points: 1 | Free Invokes: drat High-Class Mobs! (1 Use Boost)

Already annoyed at his failure to knock the whelps off-balance, Oghrul’s temper only rose as he watched the group flee and swarm in on Blackbone, and then peak as he saw the ones chasing the Chief. Unacceptable. This was unacceptable. There was a time for tactics and strategy, he thought, and there was a time for brute violence. Against beasts such as these, this was one of those times. Letting out a guttural and instinctual battle cry, the orc sheathed the Shield of De Verr before bringing down the hammer on several of the whelps. Aided by pure rage and the fact that many were still separated from one another, Oghrul let out a resounding “Hah!” as a number of his blows rang true.

quote:

[18:30] <TheFireMagi> Oghrul Forcefully Attacks the whelps nomming on Blackbone!
[18:30] <TheFireMagi> !r 4dF+3
[18:30] <Krysmbot> TheFireMagi, -+-/+3 = 2
[18:30] <TheFireMagi> sheesh, these rolls
[18:30] <Yamifenrir> Whelp defend!
[18:30] <Yamifenrir> !r 4df+2
[18:30] <Krysmbot> Yamifenrir, -+/++2 = 3
[18:31] <Hugzilla> ps you have free invokes
[18:31] <TheFireMagi> think i'll burn one free invoke from the aura plus my boost for +4
[18:31] <TheFireMagi> so total of 6
[18:32] <Yamifenrir> why not use the whelps in disarray?
[18:32] <TheFireMagi> cause theantero used the last free invoke :v
[18:32] <Yamifenrir> oh, right
[18:32] <Yamifenrir> good job theantero
[18:33] <TheFireMagi> thanks theantero
[18:33] <Yamifenrir> use a fate point instead
[18:33] <TheFireMagi> i feel like i'm being tricked here :p
[18:34] <TheFireMagi> but you know what, sure, i'll save a free invoke and burn a fate point on Whelps in Disarray instead

That’s 3 shifts of damage, Chief.

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid



Fate: 3/3

Please note these rolls were done in a weird order, which went defence of booze whelp, attack and then defence of whelp swarm.

Blackbone spotted the second group coming for him, hefting his pickaxe to block their swings. Their claws clanged against the metal and he heard the wood groan with the strain. He gritted his teeth and hissed, pushing through the rain of blows.

quote:

00:03 Yamifenrir Whelp group 1 attacks Blackbone!
00:03 Yamifenrir !r 4df+2
00:03 Krysmbot Yamifenrir, -/--+2 = -1

<JohnOfOrdo3> Blackbone raises his pick to forcefully defend against the blows of the Whelp Swarm
<JohnOfOrdo3> !r 4df+3
<Krysmbot> JohnOfOrdo3, /--++3 = 2
<JohnOfOrdo3> That'll do, that's another boost too

Then just as he felt them drawing back to attack again he reached forward and grabbed one by the throat. Pulling it towards him, already aware they were light enough to lift, he began to strangle it while it's feet dangled. But the Booze Whelp had gotten back to it's feet and was preparing to gargle that liquid filth at him again. Without thinking, Blackbone swung at it again, with the hand holding the other Whelp. It got a faceful of brackish brew instead.

quote:


<JohnOfOrdo3> Blackbone uses a Whelp to forcefully defend by means of improvised battering ram to the mouth
<Yamifenrir> nah thats fine
<JohnOfOrdo3> r! 4df+3
<JohnOfOrdo3> gently caress
<Yamifenrir> lmao
<JohnOfOrdo3> !r 4df+3
<Krysmbot> JohnOfOrdo3, +/+-+3 = 4
<JohnOfOrdo3> And I get a plus one on my next roll so I get a +1, would I be able to create an advantage off that by succeeding with style?
<Yamifenrir> you get a boost for defending wit hstyle
<JohnOfOrdo3> Boost. Right. Then let's go for the finishing blow

With the two whelps stunned and Blackbone's arm shaking with effort, he drew back the whelp again and flung it with enough force to send more of them crashing to the ground again.

quote:

<JohnOfOrdo3> Blackbone swings the Whelp again to forcefully finish the job!
<JohnOfOrdo3> !r 4df+3
<Krysmbot> JohnOfOrdo3, /---+3 = 0
<TheFireMagi> yowch
<Yamifenrir> you're attacking beer dragon right
<Yamifenrir> ?
<JohnOfOrdo3> Yes
<Yamifenrir> !r 4df+2
<Krysmbot> Yamifenrir, /+-/+2 = 2
<JohnOfOrdo3> Guess I'll spend the boost to draw
<JohnOfOrdo3> As I should have done that (defence against whelp swarm) first, can I also put that into my attack to bring the roll up to 4?

Blackbone looked up to find both Oghrul and the Baron next to him, already beating back the other whelps.

"Ah that's nice to see you two giving me a hand. Cheers muchly. How about we rip the spines out of the last ones and whip them to death with the sharp bits, eh?"

He cracked him knuckles and stood beside the other two, pickaxe held at the ready.

Two shifts of damage to Booze Whelp

Arashiofordo3
Nov 5, 2010

Warning, Internet
may prove lethal.



Fate points 3/3 | Boosts:

Mimi stood her ground, the Whelps charged forward, while Newbee ran in the other direction. It was simply a matter of which one of them were stronger, and Mimi (as much as she would never admit it out loud) knew the answer to that question.

The webs groaned under the strain for but a second. The dragon's claws waving in the air in front of Mimi's face. A slight moment of wondering if she'd miscalculated, and then *SPROING!* The Whelps were flung backwards by the elasticity of the webs, and dragged along in Newbee's wake. Ha, suckers.

Although the thought crossed her mind that something was wrong as she looked towards where Newbee was going... Oh.

- - -

4:59 PM A<ArashiOfOrdo3> ArashiofOrdo3 Mimi is going to Cleverly defend against the whelps by letting the webbing pull them away from her before they're a threat.
4:59 PM !r 4df+2
4:59 PM K<Krysmbot> ArashiOfOrdo3, +///+2 = 3
4:59 PM A<ArashiOfOrdo3> ArashiofOrdo3 That'll do.

5:37 PM Mimi will Quickly attack the Whelps by following them as they get dragged behind Newbee, and then hit them before they can recover.
5:37 PM !r 4df+2
5:37 PM K<Krysmbot> ArashiOfOrdo3, +/-/+2 = 2

5:46 PM Y<Yamifenrir> Defend roll
5:46 PM !r 4df+2
5:46 PM K<Krysmbot> Yamifenrir, +-+++2 = 4

- - -

"NEWBEE! BEHIND YOU! YOU'RE DRAGGING THEM RIGHT TO MISTRESS!!!" She yelled in panic. Charging off after them. Mimi swiped at the flailing creatures, but they were bouncing around too much for her to get a bead on them!

"MISTRESS!!!! WATCH OUT!!!!!" She yelled in warning, as physics did it's thing and drove the two little dragons right at Lady Midnight.

Tardzilla
Aug 31, 2006




Fate Points: 2 Boost:

With the whelps heading straight for him and his master, Percival knew he had to do something, and fast! While there is not much he could do right now, he knows he could at least intimidate the whelps, and scare them away from his master! Percival bares his mighty fangs, and let's out a mighty growl that would strike fear in the hearts of any foe! He barks at them, and snaps his teeth at any that dare to get closer!

quote:

<Hugzilla> Percival Cleverly Defends against the Whelps by barking a whole lot at them!
<Hugzilla> !r 4df+2
<Krysmbot> Hugzilla, +-+/+2 = 3

...And somehow, it worked! The whelps flinch back from Percival's constant yapping, but only for a moment. That small moment, though, was enough to give Newbee the chance to tear through the mobs. "Well done, my friend!" He cheered, "Now, if you don't mind, would you- LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU!"

The two whelps that were stuck to Newbee are being flung straight to the master, and his friend hasn't noticed it yet! It looks like it's up to Percival to save the day!

quote:

<Hugzilla> Percival is going to Quickly slip out of his master's arms to Attack the incoming Whelps!
<Hugzilla> !r 4df+1
<Krysmbot> Hugzilla, //+++1 = 3
<Yamifenrir> Defend roll
<Yamifenrir> !r 4df+2
<Krysmbot> Yamifenrir, +/--+2 = 1

Percival slips out of his master's arms, and grabs his sword with his teeth. He runs, as quickly as he can on all fours, and launches himself like a speeding bullet at the incoming whelps! WHAM! He slams right into them with his body, pushing them back with him, away from his master, and forcing them all the way back into the nearest wall! Percival stands, a little dazed, but otherwise fine. He turns to his master, and declares, "Master! As long as I, Percival Jasper, live and breath, I will make sure no harm comes to you! I, and Newbee, will be your sword and shield!" while forgetting that he still has his sword in his mouth.

Yami Fenrir
Jan 25, 2015

Is it I that is insane... or the rest of the world?

Situation Aspects:

Whelps in Disarray (previously: Exposed backline), no invokes
Got to get through me first (aka Oghrul in a defensive position), no invokes
Aura of Adorability, 2 free invokes
Milgrum's Guiding Glue Web, 1 free invoke


Everyone

"Good job Newbee!" Lady Midnight praises as she pats her on her head. Apparently she immediately forgot about the whelps again after the initial shock. Go figure.

Speaking of which, you're almost done! Only two whelps remain, and, uh... whatever that bloated thing that Blackbone seems to be fighting to a standstill is.

Let's mop up so you can get to the best part: Looting!

However, you're NOT quite there yet. the two whelps get over their fear of Missile's barking, and swoop in, while the mutated one snaps its jaw at blackbone!



quote:

14:27 Yamifenrir Whelps attack Missile!
14:27 Yamifenrir !r 4df+2
14:27 Krysmbot Yamifenrir, /+--+2 = 1


quote:

14:28 Yamifenrir Beer dragon attacks Blackbone!
14:28 Yamifenrir !r 4df+2
14:28 Krysmbot Yamifenrir, /-+-+2 = 1

Yami Fenrir fucked around with this message at Mar 6, 2017 around 15:14

Arashiofordo3
Nov 5, 2010

Warning, Internet
may prove lethal.



Fate points 3/3

Mimi stopped dead as Newbee got a pat on the head. Newbee! NEWBEE?!! That idiot had put the mistress in danger! Yet she gets praise! Not Mimi! Mimi who had taken out every mage in the fight in a single move before they could cast a spell. Mimi who'd gone out of her way to assist the idiot dragon! Mimi who worked her shape shifting butt off to get that stupid raven, and staff for the Mistress! Mimi who infiltrated their new home alone to get vital information on the layout!

Yet, once again, she get's overlooked!

It was almost enough to make her scream!

So that was exactly what she did.

- - -

3:00 PM A<ArashiOfOrdo3> ArashiofOrdo3 Great
3:01 PM Mimi will cleverly attack the whelps with a low level magic spell.
3:01 PM !r 4df+2
3:01 PM K<Krysmbot> ArashiOfOrdo3, +-+/+2 = 3
3:02 PM Y<Yamifenrir> !r 4df+2
3:02 PM K<Krysmbot> Yamifenrir, //+-+2 = 2
3:03 PM A<ArashiOfOrdo3> ArashiofOrdo3 Gonna pop the Web Aspect for an additional +2

3 shifts of damage

- - -

She channelled her anger and fury into a spell. A flurry of mage hands flew out of her (many) mouth(s). They grabbed the webs left over from the whelps, and whipped them through the air! Snagging the two remaining Whelps, stringing them up together! The hands dangled them up in the air. In clear sight of the mistress and probably anyone else. Hands grabbed their mouths, forcing them wide open. Then a secondary spell spat a jet of water over both of them, splashing it into their mouths.

Then her last spell came from her main mouth. A lightning bolt. Charged with wrath, and powered by rage. The lightning ripped through the air, and hit the struggling pair of dragon. Soaked as they were with water, both inside and out, the surge fried the both of them. The webs set aflame, dropping the charred whelps to the cold stone floor.

Mimi stood there, panting. She didn't feel better. Not even slightly. But she took a shaky calming breath. Her throat felt raw from the flux of magic she'd just employed.

Tricky
Jun 12, 2007

after a great meal i like to lie on the ground and feel like garbage




Fate Points: 4 | Boosts: The Ultimate Guardian, Conspicuously Victorious

I could feel my face turning bright red as the Mistress patted my head! This was everything I had hoped for! Dreamed of! Was created to do! My resolve was now unshakeable! I would see the Mistress's foes destroyed in both body and spirit for the crime of standing in her way. As I pulled the remaining strands of webbing off of my beautiful dress and from my hair, I stomped over towards the foul-smelling wretch that was giving Blackbone so much trouble. Not only did it dare to attack my comrades and impede the Mistress, but it had the audacity to turn its back to me on the field of battle! That could not — would not — stand!

My arms wrapped around it like bands of unbreakable steel, the feeble struggles of the drunken foe posing no challenge, and I hurled it backwards at incredible speed. The foul creature landed heavily on its head, foam and lager spewing outward as it twirled and spun into the far wall with an incredible booming thud. I inspected a claw, then my dress, searching for any imperfections. Satisfied, I turned back to the Mistress and gave her my best impression of a very serious thumbs-up. Or, I supposed, claws-up. I was a force of nature!

Attack posted:

6:22 AM <Tricky> I think Newbee is going to Forcefully destroy the shameful Beer Whelp. Perhaps with a suplex.
6:22 AM <Tricky> !r 4dF+3
6:22 AM <Krysmbot> Tricky, /--++3 = 2

Burning The Ultimate Guardian to make that a 4.

6:23 AM <Yamifenrir> !r 4df+2
6:23 AM <Krysmbot> Yamifenrir, /---+2 = -1

The Attack is a Success With Style, inflicting 4 shifts and generating the boost 'Conspicuously Victorious.'

Theantero
Nov 6, 2011

...they shall march out of my laboratory and sweep away every adversary, every creed, every nation, until the very planet is in the loving grip of the Pax Bisonica. And then peace will reign, and the world, and all humanity, shall bow to me in humble gratitude...


Fate Points: 2/2 | Boosts: - | Consequences: Arm unfit for battle (Moderate) | Stress: Box2

Craning his neck first to the right, and then to the left, Zanzibar nodded in quiet approval after having verified that all the opposition in the room had in fact been dealt with. He took the Mist Sword, then, and used the downtime to focus his powers into it, so that his innate abilities over banefire could be invoked far easier in the near future.

Whilst at it, he took a look first at Mimi, then at Newbee.

"Well fought", he stated matter-of-factly, before taking the side of his Mistress once again.

quote:

Theantero: Zanzibar Cleverly Creates Advantage to give his sword a longer lasting banefire sheath than usual (Difficulty 2)
Theantero: !r 4dF+2
Krysmbot: Theantero, //+++2 = 4

Creaing the Advantage 'Banefirebrand', with 1 free Invoke.

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid



Fate: 3/3

It wasn't dead? It wasn't fuckin' dead! It was like some piece of poo poo hangover that refused to die no matter how much aspirin and fry up you choke down. He raised his pickaxe again to block and managed to deflect it's wild blow, leaving it open.

quote:

<JohnOfOrdo3> Blackbone forcefully defends against Booze Whelp
<JohnOfOrdo3> !r 4df+3
<Krysmbot> JohnOfOrdo3, /+--+3 = 2

This was it. Time to finish this thing. Time to- Oh poo poo it can fly? Why is it backflippin-oh it's newbee. The crack of it's skull imploding against the ground brought the fight to a close. Blackbone stood there for a moment before dusting himself down.

"Right well that's that. Mistress. I have to report that soaking them in alcoholic beverage turns them into a son of a bitch. I bet the same would happen with other liquids but we'd need to try it out. For safety nobody is to vomit on them."

quote:

<JohnOfOrdo3> Blackbone gives the low down on chemical reactions involving Whelps
<JohnOfOrdo3> !r 4df+2
<Krysmbot> JohnOfOrdo3, -/+-+2 = 1

Creating an advantage. Basic alchemy lesson 1 Free invoke.

Tardzilla
Aug 31, 2006




Fate Points: 2 Boost:

The fight over with now, Percival made his way back to his master. He must admit, Newbee's strength never failed to impress him, but what if there was a way to combine their strength into a single attack? Percival rubs his paw on his chin, thinking about what kind of attacks he could pull off with her.

Hm, what can they do...?

Ah, yes, that might work!

Percival rushes over to his comrade, "Newbee! I think I might have a way we can combine our might together, if you are willing to listen!" Percival climbs to the dragon's shoulder, and starts whispering his plan into her ear. After he's done explaining his plan, he looks at Newbee, and asks, "What do you think?"

OOC: Missile is explaining the Furball Special to Newbee. Basically tossing Missile like, well, a dog-shaped missile at a group of baddies.

TheFireMagi
Nov 6, 2011

...She's behind me, isn't she?


Fate Points: 1 | Free Invokes:

Lowering his guard as the last of the foes are dealt with by Newbee, Oghrul raises a brow as Blackbone launches into a spiel about the effects of liquids on dragon whelps. It was a coherent lesson, certainly, but seemed rather sudden and out of place. Despite himself, the orc couldn’t help but be curious, even slightly amused by the whole ordeal.

“Why in the world did you douse the beasts in alcohol anyways? Didn’t question it in the middle of the fight, figuring you had some sort of plan, but it seems like a waste of good drink now. If you were going to throw something onto them, could’ve at least started with oil, or plain water even. Hm, or maybe…”

Having gotten his thoughts going, Oghrul walked alongside Blackbone as the party pressed forward, continuing to talk about this impromptu experiment as they did.

OOC: Just shooting the breeze about Blackbone’s little alchemy lesson as we move on.

Yami Fenrir
Jan 25, 2015

Is it I that is insane... or the rest of the world?

Situation Aspects:

Aura of Adorability, 2 free invokes
Basic alchemy lesson, 1 free invoke.
Banefirebrand, 1 free Invoke.

Everyone

Lady Midnight gathers everyone, and gives all of you a pat on the head. (Including Oghrul, Blackbone, and Zanzibar...)

"Good work, everyone! Let's see here... If I remember correctly, there should be a treasure chest behind an illusionary wall somewhere around here... ah, there!" she explains. "Mimi, open it, would you? If there's anything good, show it to us, if it's just potions or something like that, put it in your storage space."

While you sort out the loot, you have a moment to relax.

In total, you find 50 gold pieces, a potion of healing, and an unlabeled scroll in the chest. So, sadly, nothing special - but there's still a lot of dungeon to go!

"Alright. Listen up. First we got to get through the breeding pens. There's going to be a lot of dragon eggs. A LOT of dragon eggs. And they'll all hatch at and overwhelm us if we disturb them, so we have to be careful! On top of that, we need to deal with the caretakers, but they hang out near large drops for some reason, so just shove them down there. And finally, we need to activate the gates to close down all of the egg rooms so we don't get swarmed later. Understood?" she explains.

Without actually waiting for any confirmation, she continues. "Next up is the Dark Beauty's lair. There's an arena she resides over, which will be where we fight here. It's going to be a wave-based fight, so preserve your strength, everyone!"


Welcome to the first Challenge! Everything Lady Midnight explained in the first part is part of the Challenge.

You have to:

- sneak through a minefield of dragon eggs (Difficulty 2, but EVERYONE needs to do it, failure with start a fight!)
- assassinate the caretakers (Difficulty 3, only one person needs to do it)
- seal off the breeding rooms (Difficulty 1, but needs to be done last)

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid



Fate: 3/3

Blackbone starts to take a deep breath, then pauses. Realising he doesn't even breath

"Oh what am I like? Alright. See you all on the other side I guess"

He begins to creep through the eggs as best he can.

quote:

<JohnOfOrdo3> Blackbone will sneakily sneak through the field like a sneaky man
<JohnOfOrdo3> !r 4df+2
<Krysmbot> JohnOfOrdo3, //-++2 = 2

And though there were a few close calls, manages to make it through by the skin not on his teeth.

"Whew, made it."

He turns to make sure everyone else was across before continuing.

Arashiofordo3
Nov 5, 2010

Warning, Internet
may prove lethal.



Fate points 3/3

Mimi felt somewhat mollified at actually getting some form of praise. (She was still pissed that everyone else got some as well.) Having eaten the loot, she listened intently to the next parts. Sneaking? Mimi loved sneaking! She was really really good at it too! She quickly shifted down into a spider, and hopped onto Newbee'd dress. Reasoning that the Dragon's flight would be more then sufficient to not trigger the eggs, and if Newbee triggered the eggs, then she could just hop off and be on her way.

- - -

7:07 PM A<ArashiOfOrdo3> ArashiofOrdo3 Mimi is going to Sneakily Overcome the eggs, by shape shifting into a spider, and secretly hitching a lift on Newbee.
7:07 PM !r 4df+3
7:08 PM K<Krysmbot> ArashiOfOrdo3, +-//+3 = 3


- - -

TheFireMagi
Nov 6, 2011

...She's behind me, isn't she?


Fate Points: 1 | Free Invokes:

The orc stood dumbstruck for several seconds as the Chief patted his head. Really? He even had to kneel so that she could reach the top of his head in the first place. It was not unwelcome, exactly, but he did find it an odd feeling. Certainly, there was a half of their group that sought out such physical attention, but Oghrul was unused to such… affection? Realizing that the Chief was speaking, the orc shook away his idle thoughts.

Crossing a field of eggs, eh? An unusual task, to be certain, though it seemed an interesting one. Stealth was, to be frank, not his forte. Yet there was more than one method to deal with a situation like this than simple lightness of feet. Looking out at the eggs, Oghrul measured with his eyes the distance between each one, and found they were not equally spread apart. In other words, there was a path that ran through the field without disturbing a single one of the eggs. Chuckling, the orc gestured towards those without the aid of flight.

“C’mon and follow me. Spotted for us a way past the eggs.”

quote:

<TheFireMagi> Oghrul is going to Carefully Overcome the eggs by figuring out the exact hatching range!
<TheFireMagi> !r 4dF+2
<Krysmbot> TheFireMagi, -++/+2 = 3

Tricky
Jun 12, 2007

after a great meal i like to lie on the ground and feel like garbage




Fate Points: 4 | Boosts: Conspicuously Victorious

After the glorious victory, Percival came to me with a most intriguing plan! I would use the unparalleled might of a dragon to throw my fine, furred companion at the forces that would stand against us. My capabilities truly shone in close combat situations, as I had made most evident, so it was a bold strategy that would allow us to combine our talents into an incredible method of long-range attack. I spun around with him, glee on my face, "That strategy...! Incredible! Percival, you are a genius!"

I had to admit, the prospect of sneaking through the field of eggs wasn't exactly my first choice. What better way to ensure no complications in the culmination of this leg of the dungeon than to destroy all of the eggs before they could overwhelm us? Still, though, the Mistress had been quite explicit in what she wished to occur. It would not do for me, the greatest of her champions, to blatantly disregard her wishes like that. While I was thinking, I could have sworn I felt something jump on me. Maybe it was one of those giant leeches! They were super gross! Of course, on closer inspection, I didn't see anything like that. I shivered a bit, then looked out at the field of eggs. It seemed there was little that would stop me from simply flying over the lot.

I focused on the ring that the Mistress had bestowed upon me, then floated into the air as the azure energy surrounded me. It was a little awkward still, especially compared to the unparalleled agility and control that my wings of shadow offered, but it was quite silent. I began to quietly soar through the air towards the far end of the eggs. Surely nothing would go wrong!

Overcome posted:

10:12 AM <Tricky> Okay, then, I guess Newbee is going to Sneakily Overcome the eggs by silently flying above them! (Difficulty: 0)
10:12 AM <Tricky> !r 4dF+1
10:12 AM <Krysmbot> Tricky, -///+1 = 0

The Overcome is a Tie and the eggs are bypassed at the price of a minor cost.

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Tardzilla
Aug 31, 2006




Fate Points: 2 Boost:

Percival nodded to his master. Sneaking past the eggs was a wise choice, and a task Percival would have no problem accomplishing. The pup stands on his little tippy-toes, and very carefully makes his way around the eggs. Before he knew it, he made it to the other side without disturbing a single egg. Phew! He wipes the sweat off his furred forehead, and gives his comrades a thumbs up! He notices the only one who hasn't crossed yet is the Baron, and while he may not have the best relationship with him, he is sure that someone like Zanzibar would be able to cross the egg minefield with ease. After all, what could possibly go wrong?

quote:

<HugzillaPhone> Percival is going to Carefully Overcome the minefield of dragon eggs by tip-toeing around thrm!
<HugzillaPhone> !r 4df+3
<Krysmbot> HugzillaPhone, -/+/+3 = 3

Theantero
Nov 6, 2011

...they shall march out of my laboratory and sweep away every adversary, every creed, every nation, until the very planet is in the loving grip of the Pax Bisonica. And then peace will reign, and the world, and all humanity, shall bow to me in humble gratitude...


Fate Points: 1/2 | Boosts: - | Consequences: Arm unfit for battle (Moderate) | Stress: Box2

Zanzibar grimaced.

Well he was always grimacing, taken that his face was a skull, but this time his emotional mindstate fit that particular expression exceptionally well. And not even because the Mistress, for her inscrutable reasons, had decided to pat her like she did the mutt. No, such casual indignity he had grudgingly accepted as a part of his existence a long time ago. No, the reason for his somber mood was the fact that sneaking was required of him. He had never been a sneak. Indeed, he usually refused to sneak as a matter of principle, but as long as he didn't strike an unaware foe himself, there was no huge problem. Even if he still found the whole procedure distasteful.

But it still had to be done. And since it had to be done, it might as well be done as quickly as possible.

Zanzibar eyed the area, the eggs and the guardians, and plotted a path through, that he should be able to quickly power through with the help of his variety of dash moves. After all, it was a known thing that most Alert Zones could be avoided with impeccably timed movement skills. And so he went, [Lunges] and [Pass Backwards] comboing with [Uncanny Sidesteps], making good time to his objective. Until he took a misstep, failing to cover the area of a single Alert Zone with a single move. Had he eyes still, they would have widened, less so for fear of danger and more so for having failed the Mistress' wishes (as... eccentric as they could often be).

Thankfully, Zanzibar was used to the hectic world of dueling, which had honed his mind to a rather sharp edge, especially when it came to split-second appraisal and use of his advantages. And it was at that moment that Zanzibar recalled the Mist Sword he was wielding, using its power to change into ethereal mist to complete the last bit of his journey without issue. Once safely on the target area, he stared intently at the slightly wobbling egg he had disturbed, and sighed in quiet relief when it settled down.

quote:

Theantero: Zanzibar! Quickly Overcome the sneaking challenge!
Theantero: !r 4df+2
Krysmbot: Theantero, //--+2 = 0
Theantero: But yeah, I'm spending fate to invoke the Mist Sword to make that a Tie

I tie the sneak Overcome action.

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Yami Fenrir
Jan 25, 2015

Is it I that is insane... or the rest of the world?

Situation Aspects:

Aura of Adorability, 2 free invokes
Basic Alchemy Lesson, 1 free invoke.
Banefire Brand, 1 free Invoke.


Everyone

One way or another, you all make it across the eggs without triggering them! Good job!

Lady Midnight flutters over as a bat without a problem.

"Good job everyone!" she congratulates you all. "Okay, next up we got the caretakers. Like I said, throwing them off the balconies is the easiest way to get rid of them. Aim for the spikes!"

Because of your successful sneaking mission, the difficulty of assassinating the caretakers lowers by 1! In total, you need to kill 3 caretakers.


Zanzibar

Unfortunately, due to the haste of your movement, you misstepped and hurt your ankle! You'll need to fix this before you can use dash moves again. ... or walk faster than a snail's pace.

Zanzibar gets a Situation Aspect: Damaged Ankle. Overcome difficulty: 1


Newbee

So... the flying went well! The landing? ... not so much.

You kind of overshot and faceplanted directly into the ground. Not only is that pretty embarassing, your head also hurts. Probably a minor concussion...

Newbee gets a Situation aspect: Minor Concussion. Overcome difficulty: 2. Healing Magic can overcome this one with a difficulty of 1.

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Theantero
Nov 6, 2011

...they shall march out of my laboratory and sweep away every adversary, every creed, every nation, until the very planet is in the loving grip of the Pax Bisonica. And then peace will reign, and the world, and all humanity, shall bow to me in humble gratitude...


Fate Points: 1/2 | Boosts: Feet Upkeep | Consequences: Arm unfit for battle (Moderate) | Stress: Box2

Zanzibar did not curse or moan under his breath as his ankle gave way. Both because he was far too refined for such, but also because sudden bone dislocation was something all skeletons were intimately familiar with.

"I am not an assassin", he stated with a dreary sigh as he removed his boot, "The rest of you can take on that sort of work."

Seems like the talus had slipped frontward. Hrm. An easy enough fix. He snapped it back in its proper place with a practiced yank, and spent a little bit of his innate magical force (the same that held all the bones of the animated dead together) to reinforce the links. And since he was already at it, he went through his other foot as well, reinforcing the binding magics in both as an upkeep procedure to prevent this sort of thing from happening again in the near future, as well as giving him a brief boost in mobility.

quote:

Theantero: Zanzibar! Forcefully Overcome your damaged ankle!
Yamifenrir: also, editted the prompt
Theantero: !r 4df+2
Krysmbot: Theantero, /+/++2 = 4

I Succeed with Style, and thus get a Boost: Feet Upkeep

TheFireMagi
Nov 6, 2011

...She's behind me, isn't she?


Fate Points: 1 | Free Invokes:

Oghrul nodded as the Baron spoke, eyeing him with interest as the skeletal duelist quite forcibly fixed his limbs. Hard to get used to that, it was.

“Aye, I won’t be much use here either, at least when it comes to actually dealing with this lot. Still, if you give me a moment…”

The orc crouched down behind some stray piece of cover, tracking the movement of each caretaker as they moved about their raised platform, quietly mumbling to himself.

“So the first one moves into the northwestern corner for four seconds as the second moves into the southeastern for three, and the third moves into the southwestern for five… then it’s northeastern for two, southwestern for four, northwestern for six…”

After keeping watch for awhile, Oghrul grunted before returning to the group, motioning to Mimi as she prepared to move on out.

“Oi, Mimi. Can’t imagine you’ll need any help from me on this one, but in case things go south, I’ve got a general sense for how these caretakers are moving ‘round. Should help you get into position without getting spotted. So, if you take a look at that first one over there...”

quote:

<Yamifenrir> you're a trained soldier so a difficulty of 1 would be appropriate I think
<TheFireMagi> sounds good to me
<TheFireMagi> Oghrul is Cleverly Creating an Advantage by finding openings in the Caretakers' walking patterns!
<TheFireMagi> !r 4dF+2
<Krysmbot> TheFireMagi, +--++2 = 2

Creating the Situation Aspect: Holes in the Patrol with one Free Invoke.

Arashiofordo3
Nov 5, 2010

Warning, Internet
may prove lethal.



Fate points 3/3

"Geeze Newbee, I thought you were good a flying! The sooner we get your wings back, the better!" Mimi says, climbing off the dragon and shifting back to her 'natural' form. She shook her head to clear the dizziness. Listening to Ogkrul's annalisis.

"Ohh, good eye big guy! Hang on. Be right back!"

Mimi skittered up the wall and up onto the platform. She shifted herself into a simple rug. Well worn and dirty. Waiting for the first of the dorks to get close.

- - -

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8:53 PM A<ArashiOfOrdo3> ArashiofOrdo3 Mimi is going to Sneakily Attack Caretaker 1, by disguising herself as an object, and attacking with the element of surprise! (Activating stunt for +2)
8:54 PM !r 4df+5
8:54 PM K<Krysmbot> ArashiOfOrdo3, /+--+5 = 4

- - -

And with a shove, pushed the first of them off the platform!

Tricky
Jun 12, 2007

after a great meal i like to lie on the ground and feel like garbage




Fate Points: 4 | Boosts: Conspicuously Victorious

I shook my head as I slowly clambered back to my feet. That was... not my best moment. Mimi's jibe as she hopped off my back didn't help.

...Wait.

Mimi was hitching a ride? No wonder I was thrown off balance! Her weight was simply too much for the Ring of Flight to function as it should! Hmph. You know, between the webs earlier and this, I don't think she's changed a bit! Maybe my first impressions of her were right after all.

Calling upon the abilities that the Mistress had granted me, I drew the surrounding shadows up into a cloak that covered me completely. The smudges faded from my skin and the ringing in my ears quickly faded. I cracked my neck back and forth and the shadows dripped away from my body. I was utterly renewed, in body and mind, and ready to destroy all who would stand in my way!

[Cloak of Shadows] was a truly potent ability. Who would have guessed that it would not be the hand of an enemy that forced me to reveal it, but a so-called ally?

Overcome posted:

12:14 PM <Tricky> Alright, I think Newbee is going to try to Flashily Overcome her concussion with her Dark Knight self-heals. (Difficulty: 1)
12:31 PM <Tricky> !r 4dF+2
12:31 PM <Krysmbot> Tricky, -/+/+2 = 2

The Overcome is a Success and the aspect 'Minor Concussion' is removed.

Tardzilla
Aug 31, 2006




Fate Points: 2 Boost:

Percival shook his head, "I am sorry, master, but this is a task I must leave to the others." There is a lot the young pup would do for his master, but this was not one of them. Maybe if he was one of the fabled [Shadow Hounds], a special breed of assassin dogs who are known to be silent and stealthy, but he is not. He prefers the more direct approach, and giving his opponents at least a chance to fight back. Besides, it looks like Mimi has the whole thing covered, and there's no doubt in his mind that she'll be able to handle the other to caretakers on her own.

Still, while he's waiting for Mimi, he figures he should at least do something, so why not take the time to cast another aura? Percival claps his hands together, and barks out a short prayer, and soon, the pup begins glowing brighter than he ever has before! Er, maybe a bit too bright. It's almost blinding to look at. At least they won't have to worry about dark areas for a while!

quote:

<Hugzilla> also yami, what would the difficulty be for stacking on more buffs to Create an Advantage?
<Yamifenrir> well, that depends on what buff you're casting
<Hugzilla> hmm
<Hugzilla> aura of adorability is already an attack buff so i guess i'll cast a defensive buff
<Hugzilla> stack those auras
<Yamifenrir> what, thats an attack buff?
<Yamifenrir> it sounded more like a defense buff
<Yamifenrir> I mean, you're too adorable to attack!
<TheFireMagi> it's a defense buff for percival by making us attack harder to protect that adorable pupper :v
<Hugzilla> ^
<Yamifenrir> ahaha
<Yamifenrir> sure
<Yamifenrir> well, sounds like a 1 to me
<Hugzilla> Percival is going to Carefully cast another AOE buff to create an advantage! Gotta stack those auras! (+2 from stunt)
<Hugzilla> !r 4df+5
<Krysmbot> Hugzilla, /-+-+5 = 4


I succeeded with style, so I'm creating the aspect Aura of Blinding Protection!, which can be invoked twice for free.

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JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid



Fate: 3/3

Blackbone shielded his eyes against the almost blinding glow of the little dog and reached into his clothing, looking for something. He finds it, a little piece of hardened carbon from deep under the earth. Yet still it remembered the sky and even now dreams of it. Just touching it made him feel light on his feet. He considered throwing it over to Mimi, but decided against it. He'd worked hard for this little stone and though it might help he was loath to let it go. Who knows, maybe he'd get some use out of it yet.

quote:

<Yamifenrir> diff 0

<JohnOfOrdo3> Blackbone attempts to cleverly create an advantage with a wind aligned enchanted stone
<JohnOfOrdo3> !r 4df+2
<Krysmbot> JohnOfOrdo3, /--/+2 = 0

Creating a boost as drew - Gust Jewel One free invoke

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