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  1. #21
    Witch's Avatar
    Witch
    Nimbus

    The warmth of a campfire, shadows softening at their edges, the smell of woodsmoke in the air.

    When vulgar, it's the heat of a pyre, the air darkening with ash, the smell of burning flesh.
    Venue
    Stats

    Health:
    Mana:
    WP:
    Armor 0
    Defense 3

    Vulgar
    Active Spells: 1/4
    Personal Spells: 1

    PRPYLF - Grim Sight

    2
    PRE

    "I was with Puck..." Witch said in answer to Phoenix's question. It wasn't direct but hopefully it conveyed the whole 'Yes because Puck gave me a download and told me to head here so I could meet up with you and help' summary.

    Stepping forward slightly she raised a hand, "If you want I can..." but the rest of her sentence never came and the imago she was already forming to make a portion of the dumpster transparent faded.

    Moira was throwing open the dumpster door.

    Plus? At least there was no risk of a breach...

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  3. #22
    Phoenyx's Avatar
    Presence (Focused)
    Trained Observer
    Dexterity (Lithe)
    Phoenyx
    Spells and Gear

    Monthly rits (cloaked):
    Supernal Vision (Pot 6)
    2E Life Shield (Pot 5)

    Gear: Smartphone, Pistol (Beretta M92, +2 lethal), pair of daggers, tonfa, Reinforced Leather trenchcoat (1/0), motorcycle (street bike)
    Phoenyx

    Nimbus: a pair of fiery scarlet wings unfurl her with an eagle's screech.
    Plot Stats

    Def - 6 (4 Dex+Life/2)
    Armour - 3/2 (Life/2, Trenchcoat)
    Health: Matriarch - 1B/7
    Willpower 3/3
    Mana: 9/9
    Vulgars Cast: 0
    Personal Spells 2/3
    [6] Supernal Vision (Monthly Ritual)
    [5$] 2E Life Shield (Monthly Ritual)
    Active spells: 3/7
    [3$] Complex Transmission

    Gear: Smartphone, Pistol (Beretta M92, +2 lethal), 2 spare clips, pair of daggers (one is magical focus), Reinforced Leather trenchcoat (1/0), Purse ($57, gun permit, driving license)

    2
    PRE

    Phoenyx issues Witch a quick nod. There was no-one around, so the name wasn't an issue. It made sense the Acanthus had filled her in and sent her this way, since he knew the plan.

    Her eyes, however, were on the dumpster being thrown open in front of them.

    Also holding action!
    Obrimos Adamantine Arrow, Cloaked Monthly Rits (in minisheet)

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  5. #23
    Xander's Avatar


    +1
    SL
    4
    PRE

    Witch approaches but stays back a bit while Moira, Phoenix, and Belle gather around the dumpster as Moira reaches to open it. There's no lock, and the Enchantress finds it easy enough to open with a little elbow grease. The dumpster only has a few black and white bags inside, though the golden glyph was a bit concerning.

    More concerning was the.... shape.... moving inside. It was sitting on top of the bags and had a central spine with two large drooping flaps on either side. It was almost shaped like a manta ray, though the flaps seemed to extend forward some past the central spine. It's flesh was a bloody red and it seemed to be either rotting or molting it's skin, where the dead flesh still clinging to the creature was a bright white. It's tail began halfway down it's back before extending past it's body and disappearing under the bags. At first it appeared to be some sort of vein or stalk. On the front of the body between the flaps were a pair of eyes. Yellow and bloodshot, they look up at the mages with red irises and pupilless stares.

    The creature was around two and a half feet wide from flap to flap, and it might have been enough to be unsettling on it's own were it not for the convulsions. The flaps seemed to grow and shrink slightly in rapid, brief spurts, though they didn't always swap between growth and contraction. It's clear that the sounds coming from the dumpster were coming from under the creature as it twitches and convulses.

    I'm just going to assume this is a good place to call for initiative. If I'm correct Belle, Phoenyx, and Moira moved up next to the side of the dumpster. Witch was approaching, but not up with the rest of the group yet. Let me know if that's correct because that may come up.


      thing goes on 19
    Date Action Roll Result
    2023-01-28 22:48:00 Thing rolls 1 to Initiative (+10) 9 1 success
    Just your friendly neighborhood gulmoth!

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  7. #24
    Phoenyx's Avatar
    Presence (Focused)
    Trained Observer
    Dexterity (Lithe)
    Phoenyx
    Spells and Gear

    Monthly rits (cloaked):
    Supernal Vision (Pot 6)
    2E Life Shield (Pot 5)

    Gear: Smartphone, Pistol (Beretta M92, +2 lethal), pair of daggers, tonfa, Reinforced Leather trenchcoat (1/0), motorcycle (street bike)
    Phoenyx

    Nimbus: a pair of fiery scarlet wings unfurl her with an eagle's screech.
    Plot Stats

    Def - 6 (4 Dex+Life/2)
    Armour - 3/2 (Life/2, Trenchcoat)
    Health: Matriarch - 1B/7
    Willpower 3/3
    Mana: 9/9
    Vulgars Cast: 0
    Personal Spells 2/3
    [6] Supernal Vision (Monthly Ritual)
    [5$] 2E Life Shield (Monthly Ritual)
    Active spells: 3/7
    [3$] Complex Transmission

    Gear: Smartphone, Pistol (Beretta M92, +2 lethal), 2 spare clips, pair of daggers (one is magical focus), Reinforced Leather trenchcoat (1/0), Purse ($57, gun permit, driving license)

    2
    PRE

    Base 7 + die = 11 Total!


    11
    Obrimos Adamantine Arrow, Cloaked Monthly Rits (in minisheet)

  8. #25
    Moira's Avatar
    Public Effects
    Alt Identity
    (Allegra Cole)
    Presence
    (Assertive)
    Striking Looks
    (Playful)
    Moira

    Nimbus

    From the ground mists rise, billowing thickly, and a thousand ethereal voices chorus eerily, sounding far away, the seasons spring to life going through time rapidly from verdant spring, to scorching summer, and the first leaves of Autumn, and the deep silent cold of winter.
    Stats

    +1
    SL
    3
    PRE

    Base 5 + die= 8 Initiative

    3



  9. #26
    Belle's Avatar
    Rose Among Thorns
    Matriarch
    Presence
    (Friendly)
    Direction Sense
    (I Know The Way)
    Danger Sense
    (Spidey Adjacent)
    Occultation
    (Blinded by Thorns)
    Belle

    Nimbus: Cracks in space appear just over her skin, shaped like toothy, hellish maws. If she's extra and especially angry, those maws will speak.
    PRP Stats

    2/5 Personal Spells
    *Incognito Presence (1 suxx)
    1/3 Vulgar Spells
    Health
    Mana: 9/9
    WP: 2/3

    Equipment: Knife, Minivan, Shoulder Bag (magnifying glass, flashlight, plastic gloves), Smartphone, Wallet ($50), Artifact (see minisheet)
    Combat Stats

    Defense: 2 (Wits/Dex)
    Initiative: 4
    Speed: 9

    2
    OCC
    2
    PRE

    Initiative 12 (4 + 8 Roll Result)
    So sorry; for some reason the roll code isn't copying over.
    Last edited by Belle; Jan 30th, 2023 at 11:12 PM.  Reason for Edit: Roller Code Not Copying
    Artifact

  10. #27
    Xander's Avatar


    +1
    SL
    4
    PRE

    @Deltadream Since it's just initiative I went ahead and rolled for you to save time. Initiative order is as follows:

    Thing 19, Witch 14, Belle 12, Phoenyx 11, Moira 8

    As a reminder, posting in initiative is 24 hour rounds rather then 48. If someone doesn't post in that time they are assumed to be holding their action and the next player posts.


    The thing in the dumpster looks up at the mages peering in through the opened side panel. It's bloodshot eyes widen in terror as it's tailvein flies up. The tip points out towards the assembled women, a strange looking orifice that opens to circles of chipped, jagged, and yellow teeth going down the bright red throat of this creature. As it opens the flaps begin convulsing, first in short rapid expansions and then one long one to deflate. As it deflates, a rasping wheeze escapes the quivering stalkthroat of the aberration.

    The effects are immediately evident.

    Though nothing visibly changed as it finished it's twisted breathe, the mages could feel it's effects in their bodies. They enervation was immediate as their clothes and equipment weighs on them like lead. Muscles cramp and feel atrophied as even basic movements feel almost impossibly difficult. The mages are not visibly enervated, though the feeling of fatigue is immense and growing. What might grab attention though it the carefully manicured trees and grass that are now sagging towards the earth.

    Anyone now standing within 20 yards of the dumpster is now within the area of an Anomoly! All rolls involving physical attributes and skills take a -2 penalty, and speed is now halved. plants and things in the area are likewise affected, though their defects might not be immediately obvious in a 3 second combat round. Witch is now up!


      Witch goes on 14, 2 suxx to make an anomoly
    Date Action Roll Result
    2023-02-02 21:09:42 Thing rolls 7 to weeze some anomolies (Power+finesse) (10 Again) 10, 2, 7, 6, 2, 9, 5, 3 2 successes
    2023-02-02 21:00:58 Witch rolls 1 to Initiative (+6) 8 1 success
    Just your friendly neighborhood gulmoth!

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  12. #28
    Witch's Avatar
    Witch
    Nimbus

    The warmth of a campfire, shadows softening at their edges, the smell of woodsmoke in the air.

    When vulgar, it's the heat of a pyre, the air darkening with ash, the smell of burning flesh.
    Venue
    Stats

    Health:
    Mana:
    WP:
    Armor 0
    Defense 3

    Vulgar
    Active Spells: 1/4
    Personal Spells: 1

    PRPYLF - Grim Sight

    2
    PRE

    "Ugh."

    A few paces back and with three mages between her and the dumpster she couldn't see what it was, but she felt what it did.

    Her fingers twitched as she reacted out of habit.

    Unseen Aegis
    3 successes


    "Witnesses" she hissed to the three ahead of her as her eyes flickered to the nearest camera. Whatever their reactions were to whatever it was they saw she hoped they heard her warning.

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  14. #29
    Belle's Avatar
    Rose Among Thorns
    Matriarch
    Presence
    (Friendly)
    Direction Sense
    (I Know The Way)
    Danger Sense
    (Spidey Adjacent)
    Occultation
    (Blinded by Thorns)
    Belle

    Nimbus: Cracks in space appear just over her skin, shaped like toothy, hellish maws. If she's extra and especially angry, those maws will speak.
    PRP Stats

    2/5 Personal Spells
    *Incognito Presence (1 suxx)
    1/3 Vulgar Spells
    Health
    Mana: 9/9
    WP: 2/3

    Equipment: Knife, Minivan, Shoulder Bag (magnifying glass, flashlight, plastic gloves), Smartphone, Wallet ($50), Artifact (see minisheet)
    Combat Stats

    Defense: 2 (Wits/Dex)
    Initiative: 4
    Speed: 9

    (WP to Int roll)Willpower 1 Spent
    2
    OCC
    2
    PRE

    Belle grimaces at the sight of the dumpster’s contents, but it’s more of a contemplative one until she notices the ray-like thing. Then it quickly drops to worry as she feels the effects in her body. “Damn!”

    She stumbles backward, even as her legs feel weak and her body feels heavy. She doesn’t want to be in the way of the heavy hitters. But she does rack her brain for any possible knowledge of what in the Abyss that thing was…

    4 successes


    She glances up at the cameras and hisses in displeasure. Can’t hack actual cameras, just minds.

    Applied -2 penalty due to the stress of combat. Though if the penalty would be higher, please negate dice from right as needed.
    Artifact

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  16. #30
    Phoenyx's Avatar
    Presence (Focused)
    Trained Observer
    Dexterity (Lithe)
    Phoenyx
    Spells and Gear

    Monthly rits (cloaked):
    Supernal Vision (Pot 6)
    2E Life Shield (Pot 5)

    Gear: Smartphone, Pistol (Beretta M92, +2 lethal), pair of daggers, tonfa, Reinforced Leather trenchcoat (1/0), motorcycle (street bike)
    Phoenyx

    Nimbus: a pair of fiery scarlet wings unfurl her with an eagle's screech.
    Plot Stats

    Def - 6 (4 Dex+Life/2)
    Armour - 3/2 (Life/2, Trenchcoat)
    Health: Matriarch - 1B/7
    Willpower 3/3
    Mana: 9/9
    Vulgars Cast: 0
    Personal Spells 2/3
    [6] Supernal Vision (Monthly Ritual)
    [5$] 2E Life Shield (Monthly Ritual)
    Active spells: 3/7
    [3$] Complex Transmission

    Gear: Smartphone, Pistol (Beretta M92, +2 lethal), 2 spare clips, pair of daggers (one is magical focus), Reinforced Leather trenchcoat (1/0), Purse ($57, gun permit, driving license)

    2
    PRE

    Phoenyx glances over at the cameras on the alley corner. The opposite way were part-blocked by trees, but the ones that weren't needed taking care of.

    Fortunately, a little tweak to the transmission and it would look like there was nothing in the dumpster, and the four girls would walk away disappointed.

    "Got it," she says, stepping between Moira and the creature. If she was going to handle the cameras, she was going to do her duty and protect the others as well.

    1 success

    3 successes


    She winces a little as she absorbs the backlash from the spell - but it was a small price to pay to manipulate the feeds into protecting both them and the veil.

    Phoenyx absorbs 1 Backlash from the spell. Moira , you're up!
    Obrimos Adamantine Arrow, Cloaked Monthly Rits (in minisheet)

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