"...Right." Mara says, sounding a bit shaky. "...R-right." She stares up at the upright, and swallows a bit.
No, she is not a fighter. She's not a warrior, not really. Yes she's a robot and quite possibly stronger than anybody else here in a straight strength contest, but that doesn't mean she'd win a FIGHT. Nor does it mean that she'd WANT to fight. Sure, she's got a bit of a hot head at times, but... She swallows. Or does some facsimile of such, at least. Remember, robot. She grips her hands tight and glances around, trying to psych herself up. There's a LOT going on here. Some are trying to talk, some are trying to fight, run, hide, sneak, plan... But, well, one thing comes to her rather clearly. If this goes poorly... others could get hurt. Lots of cars, lots of explosions...
"...Right." She sounds more steady this time, not that anybody can hear it in any of the explosions. She starts to psyche herself up... before she charges at the Upright, going for one of it's legs. If she can hold that up...
( Rolling Strength in an attempt to hold up one of the Uprights legs, to limit it's mobility. So, 2 + 5Sn9lYZw )···
Ex-Human Male Robot Girl || Will Do Anything to Remain as Human as Possible || Made From Prototype Technology || Runs Off of Willpower || Programable Brain
Will from Beyond the Grave (Will) || Made to be Sexy (Per) || Everything you Need for your New Robotic Body (Res) || Madame's Tech Incorporated (Per) || "...Uh. ...Sorry. ...I didn't mean to break that door..." (Str)
Niko keeps her guns holstered for the time being, looking over the Upright. These construction bots must have had a pretty obvious cockpit, right? Let's have a look for that before we go and do anything stupid.
(Where's the cockpit? Let's see if Niko figures it out or if she needs glasses. Assessment GO!
"Everyone, don't be intimidated! This thing's covered with weakpoints! Small weapons will work!" Nikki shouted. Still, Nikki would rather do some real damage to it, and she felt she'd do that best if she got behind it, where she would be able to focus on her offense, or better defend herself if it decided it wanted to hurt her. She attempted to slip behind it without notice in the chaos, moving as quickly as she could to do so.
[Revealing Weakness: Armored Like A Man to the others. They may deal damage to it as if it were an individual rather than a vehicle]
Maneuver: Nikki attempts to place the [Flanked By Nikki] aspect on the Upright. Rolling Agility: 3 and invoking [Tactical Genius (P)] for a +2]
qyvuhu3B Nikki invokes Tactical Genius (P) again for a reroll
Last Edit: Jun 7, 2015 23:50:42 GMT by Tzauri: Invoked Tactical Genius for a reroll
James was not really sure what he could do... but how about getting a strategic advantage of surrounding the opponent? That sure must be useful in case of a machine such big. He then attempted to run behind the machine so it would not notice him and fail the attempt.
Manoeuvre using Agility (3) to apply Surrounded Aspect on the upright. Using a tag on Plenty of Room to boost the roll. iPQaDQzr Re-rolling, invoking Very Comfortable Shoes Gear (Agility) Aspect.
(For simplicity's sake, all the NPC rolls except this guy's attack roll will be zeroed out. That'll save quite a bit of rolling)
Xue is first to act, leaping like the ninja she is, rushing around the Upright with her whip. It coils out to unnatural lengths, and when she finally pulls it, it goes taunt. The Upright's legs are tied up, leaving it unable to lift them, only able to shuffle its feet unnaturally. That's gonna kill its Manueverability.
(Upright now has Aspect: Trussed Up Like an AT-AT, with two free tags. Remember. State if you're doing a Block or a Manuever. With this high agility, a Block would actually work great. That woulda left it incapable of moving or attacking unless it beat a DC5...with a manuverability of 2!)
Niko, for her part, might be a monster hunter, but she at least knows something about Uprights. They use center cockpits, just like a Gundam, along with a REALLY awesome nerve-interface. Apparently, you can get rather big scars if you use a malfunctioning one. Like that Ninja who went away...Anyway, the cockpit is right there, dead center.
(Nikki doesn't just get a manuever...she changes up the mechanics! The group may now attack the Cockpit directly, doing damage to the Pilot, and not the Upright itself.)
Nikki's help works tremendously. With this, they can do sufficient damage to the Upright, without needing all those anti-vehicle weapons. Now, it's still ARMORED, but at least they have a chance. Especially with Nikki having found the cockpit. And she's in the perfect position to flank this thing. Now, they just need to figure out how to take it down...
(Upright is now FLANKED BY NIKKI! Just remember, even with Persistant aspects, you can only use each aspect once per round. So, a +2 OR a reroll. Not both. Sorry)
James, for his part, gets on the other side. This thing isn't just Flanked, it's SURROUNDED. Of course, he doesn't have much else to do...but this is definitely going to help.
(Good job on switching the aspect, James. Just remember, trading Fate Points for a manuever GENERALLY doesn't work so well. One free tag)
Then the Upright lurches forwards, feet barely able to move thanks to things, as it goes for the first target it can see...Clint. It smashes with its giant forked fists, trying to knock him to the ground, get rid of him. Do something to them! It will not fail its mission!
(Mech uses I WILL NOT FAIL for a +2, base attack of 3...That's +5, on full-fledged Attack roll) ciPsqffH (And...second fate point expenditure! Uses I KNOW WHAT I AM DOING)
And then Mara is there, pulling at its leg, her strength far beyond that of any human...at least, it should be. It's enough to distract it, get its attention. Now it has ONE FOOT DOWN.
(You succeed! It now has ONE FOOT DOWN, with one free tag. You actually got a tie, honestly. Which means this is just going to be a BOOST)
And then Chii is in front of it. Her words do not seem to reach it, at least visibly, as the Upright does not slow. But, she can hear a voice in her head. <I will not fail my mission...I am a Ninja. I will do what must be done. Bound by contract, I am Shinobi!> Still...he seems distracted.
(And yet ANOTHER BOOST on the enemy. In this case, he's clearly plagued by Inner Conflict.)
(Total aspects are...)
Plenty of Room (No tags) Cars Go Boom (No tags)
Upright Aspects Close to Tipping Over (Two tags) One Foot Down (One tag) Flanked by Nikki (One tag) Surrounded (One tag)
So far, everything in this fight was going the right way. She had not only flanked it, but also Xue had bound it. Now, perhaps she could damage the joints. Perhaps she could attack the cockpit.
Or perhaps she could kill the ninja's fighting spirit and save time and bloodshed.
"Listen up... bitch!" Nikki shouts, in a menacing voice "You picked a frickin' construction vehicle as your weapon! And what did that do for you? You're outnumbered, you're bound up, and you're surrounded and outnumbered... and don't think that 'ninjas never give up' crap is going to make you 'soooooo honorable'. You stole and injured people who have zilch to do with your target... who need I remind you, is your old leader's daughter! And where are your allies? They aren't here! They left you here to face us alone! And on top of that, among your enemies, is Xue Fang, the rightful leader of your clan! Only one good option for you here, pal: surrender!"
(Get ready for a long, awesome one. Nikki makes an intimidation attempt with Persuasion (Base: 4) against the upright pilot. She makes a free invoke of Flanked By Nikki and Trussed-Up Like An AT-AT for +2 each for a total of +4 off these aspects. She also uses her Scary expert advantage for another +2. Nikki spends a Fate Point to invoke Inner Conflict for another +2 against him, another Fate point to invoke Xue's Heiress to the Iron Dragon against him, and yet another Fate Point to use her Terrify power. The result is a base intimidation attempt of 14, plus a +2 'Weapon Rating' if it hits, before factoring in whatever Edge that Mitch gives Nikki's argument.)
Post by clintfaerbolg on Jun 10, 2015 16:39:21 GMT
Clint ducks as he hears the screaming of Kate, putting his hands on his ears
"Ey you were not hurt yet so better use your energy to do something usefull!" Clint yells back as he looks over, before he notices Kate's appearance... and just quiets down for a moment, before seeming to talk, but goes silent again before actually speaking up "Okay I won't blame you if you just go hide, I got this. Along with the others."
"Everyone ELSE grab a weapon or something to hurt that thing with. from all I got this thing is piloted or something, so let's think a step ahead and don't throw rocks at the metal guy, but the jerk inside."
Instead of looking for a weapon himself though, he merely looks down... and to the upright... and raises his fists
"OH look I just found my weapons" Clint says, before he takes charge on the Upright, aiming to strike the cockpit itself with a good timed jump... only using his bare fists.
(Clint attacks the Pilot of the Upright, invoking his exceptional skill aspect 'Boxing Classes every Week' for a +2 on the strength roll. My Expert Advantage will grant me another +2 on the roll) SZnIFdH9 (Of...Course, -1, +7 from the previous bonuses reduces the roll to a 6) ···
The bindings were sure. But now to hold them. The machine will be still. It will fail. Xue Fang twisted her body and limbs to play the strings of metal as taunt as she dared, and focused on holding it. Oh yeah. Those words. Nikki was certainly good with - focus! It was built for heavy labor. So accurate pressure over brute force. Accurate strength, accurate binds. Accurate - oh just BEAT THAT GUY UP ALREADY.
(Xue Fang will be focusing on a Block! Using her bindings that she already put in place, she is focusing on blocking the mecha! While strength is in the terms, she's really trying to accurately use her weapons bindings to apply the right pressure on the joints to keep it locked down. Arm wrestling this thing isn't in the cards!)
Agility 4 + AAgCnefh···
Defining: Cyberpunk Ninja
Ambitions: There can be only one
Background: I know kung fu
Convictions: Perfection is one's duty
Disadvantages: Wu Xia plot device
Execeptional Aspect: My Wushu is the strongest
Foe Aspect: On my honor I must accept your challenge
Gear Aspect: My body is my weapon My weapon is my body
Help Aspect: Heiress to the Iron Dragon.
Inferior Aspect: Why would I want a poke her face?
Xue's skill at battle is great. She keeps the Mecha completely still. There's no way it can dodge anything, and even the pilot within is able to dodge, without abandoning the Mecha.
(The Mecha now has a block on all Agility actions. The pilot within must defend using Endurance)
Niko fires off her shot, shooting right through the cockpit. The cockpit blunts most of the blow, but she still seems to have gotten a hit in.
MAEwQ0DT (Thanks to his epic roll, and the MEcha's Armor, the pilot takes 1 physical stress.
Clint charges up, ready to attack, leaping up to the cockpit. He is going to be TOTALLY awesome! And then Nikki gives her speech. The speech is epic. Beyond all hope of resisting. It's...wow.
Defense for Nikki's speech.
(Okay, thanks to the good roll, he has a WP defense of 4. That leaves him with 12. He has 6 stress boxes, and takes a Severe consequence. This is Permenant, too! But that clears all his damage. His 6 box is filled, as well.)[/b]
The Ninja looks at Nikki, and a growling emits from the cockpit. A voice emits in her head. <You...you really think this is it for me. You really think you understand what 'honor' means to a ninja! This Upright WAS the mission! The Iron Dragon wants it, and so shall he have it! You...you think I care for the old Iron Dragon? He is dead, dead and buried! I am a new breed of Shinobi! The Iron Dragon shall bring Shinobi into the modern age. He has given me a chance to serve him, and so I shall! A Ninja abandons honor, in the name of duty. To accomplish a mission, no matter who has to be hurt, IS a Shinobi's honor!>
And then the cockpit opens, as Clint gets a face full of a surprising sight. There's...a wolf in it. A four legged canine, paws working the controls of the upright with difficulty. It rears up, Clint barely managing to have the presence of mind to hit at it, as planned, before it is past him. Xue's block on the mecha is worthless now that it's been abandoned. The wolf slashes forwards, claws digging into Niko's skin as it bounces off her, and lands on the other side of the group, growling. (Niko gains plot aspect: Nasty Gash)
(Clint, thanks to his advantage, deals 4 stress, as he didn't have to deal with the armor, thanks to Nikki!)
(All right, I might shift this a bit as I do some more math later, but the Mecha has been defeated...only for the second form of this bad guy to take place, the pilot. He keeps all stress from the previous one, and his consequence. That consequence is Cornered Animal(P). Now, you just have to finish him! His 1 box, and his 4 box are both filled) ···········
Nikki was surprised as she heard someone contact her mentally. For a moment, she almost wondered if she was hallucinating, if it hadn't been so vivid. But what was said was infuriating to Nikki; it went against her personal sense of right and wrong at it's core. This man had willingly chosen to serve a man who had killed his former boss. It was something that went deep against what had been ingrained within her when she was a child. If she wasn't so indignant right now, she had been surprised that the pilot looked like an animal, though part of it was her knowing what a wolfen was.
"Tell me, what is the word for someone who, upon finding out that his superior officer has been killed, goes to serve the man who killed him?" Nikki growled.
She ran around the upright towards the Wolfen. She saw he was incensed as well, although he seemed more unstable. She thus acted more aggressively, figuring that in his current state, he'd fight more sloppily. She leapt forward once she got into range, aiming to bring the pole of her spear down over the wolfen's head "It's traitor!" she shouted, as her spear came down. Hit or miss, she jump backwards afterwards, in order to give herself more of a margin for victory.
(Nikki goes for a knockout blow against the wolfen ninja. Base Agility: 3. She uses her Weapon Specialist advantage for a +1, invokes the ninja's Cornered Animal for a +2, and spends her last Fate point to invoke her Army Brat Background Aspect for another +2, for a total of 8 at base. After her attack, she leaves immediate melee range so that the wolfen has to take a supplementary action to get to her, if he wishes to attack Nikki) Db2l3pnk···