Conversation with #ussatlantis at 4/14/2010 10:04:19 PM on (irc)

(10:04:19 PM) The topic for #USSAtlantis is: Tonight, the senior crew members (Plus one Lieutenant JG Wright 'cuz she's new) have been invited to Holodeck 3 by Percy! She has not mentioned what they are invited to, but has instructed them to dress in something they can move in. MYSTERIOUS.
(10:04:20 PM) mode (+o VAdmBlackthorne) by ChanServ
(10:04:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya folks
(10:04:35 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Heys
(10:05:07 PM) CdrHarper [] entered the room.
(10:05:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, looks like an almost full house tonight!
(10:06:32 PM) Percy: Yay!
(10:06:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Let's get rolling then!
(10:06:52 PM) Percy: Psst, T'Kirr. I have PMed you as you requested.
(10:07:01 PM) Percy: And yes! Rolling!
(10:07:21 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: rolls ::
(10:08:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nudges T'Kirr ::
(10:08:05 PM) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEET :: Attention!
(10:08:09 PM) CdrTKirr: ((ninja afk))
(10:08:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(10:08:19 PM) Percy: ::AA::
(10:08:39 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: aa ::
(10:08:53 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: ::AA::
(10:09:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Tonight we continue our holodeck fantasy adventure! Percy, if you'll catch us up on where we left off...
(10:09:15 PM) Percy: Roight! When last we left off, BEARS!
(10:09:38 PM) Percy: And also, after killing most of the bears, we heard screaming about someone having kidnapped the Prince from the temple.
(10:09:52 PM) Percy: One of the bears is fleeing the scene. And we just generally kick ass.
(10:10:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: When last we left off, BEARS! And also, after killing most of the bears, we heard screaming about someone having kidnapped the Prince from the temple. One of the bears is fleeing the scene. And we just generally kick ass.
(10:11:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(10:11:20 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Nope.
(10:12:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM WITHIN A SIM
(10:12:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM WITHIN A SIM
(10:12:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM WITHIN A SIM
(10:12:52 PM) Percy: :: Wipes the blood of her spear before turning towards the temple::
(10:13:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: finds himself fairly covered blood spatters ::
(10:13:42 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: A la Dragon Age! ::
(10:13:50 PM) CdrTKirr: :: peers at the amulet in her hand, finding the part it plays rather curious ::
(10:14:08 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: tends to people nearby who look badly wounded ::
(10:14:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::McKnight watches the bear go for a moment, knowing that he'll never be the first to the temple having to run down from the ramparts, and considers the dilemma. :: Bears run fast. I run...less fast. You there? How am I at tracking?
(10:14:26 PM) CdrHarper: :: sheathes her daggers and looks at the temple ::
(10:14:54 PM) Percy: ACTION> A small holoprojection indicating McKnight's stats appears before his face.
(10:15:32 PM) ColDougMcKnight: My intelligence is a four! Outrageous!
(10:15:48 PM) Percy: ("Hand me that pen.")
(10:15:51 PM) Percy: (Heehee)
(10:15:53 PM) CdrTKirr: ( lol )
(10:16:35 PM) CdrTKirr: :: watches people and her eye catches on Alexis' activities, walks over to help ::
(10:16:46 PM) Percy: (Mike will BRB, his computer is being retarded. Let's assume he's tailing the bear.)
(10:17:11 PM) Percy: :: Looks at the others:: You guys okay?
(10:17:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yeah, but I could use a shower. :: smirks ::
(10:17:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I mean, uh, a bath.
(10:17:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yeah, I'm bloody.
(10:17:49 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: casts a small healing spell to mend a broken arm :: There... good as new. Be nice to it for a few days, though.
(10:18:18 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I'm a bit low on something, this drink in my pack is making me feel better.
(10:18:34 PM) Percy: As long as it's not your blood, I don't see that being a problem. Shall we?
(10:18:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: wonders if they had showers in this setting :: Yes.
(10:19:51 PM) CdrHarper: :: walks up, hands on hips :: We need to follow that bear.
(10:20:05 PM) CdrTKirr: :: assembles ::
(10:20:46 PM) ColDougMcKnight left the room (quit: Exit: ajax IRC Client).
(10:20:48 PM) Percy: :: Frowns:: Alright, why don't we split up. Tanks to temple, since we can't run as fast, everyone else towards bear?
(10:20:51 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: finishes major mending activities and walks over to join the others ::
(10:21:22 PM) CdrTKirr: :: frowns :: Which one am I?
(10:22:01 PM) CdrHarper: :: nods in agreement :: Alright.
(10:22:10 PM) Percy: You're going towards the bear.
(10:23:34 PM) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(10:23:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sheathes the sword :: Very well then.
(10:24:57 PM) Percy: (WB. You and the other non-tanks are headed for the bear)
(10:25:20 PM) CdrTKirr: :: catches Ian's eye before heading toward the outer gate, still clutching the bear totem ::
(10:25:35 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: I think I remember a song that might help. :: sings a battle hymn that makes everyone feel faster ::
(10:26:37 PM) CdrTKirr: :: wonders at the sound of the song and how it works, shrugging mentally and figuring it must be an emotional thing ::
(10:26:55 PM) FUDarkMyst [] entered the room.
(10:27:07 PM) Percy: :: nods, then heads back towards the temple::
(10:27:32 PM) FUDarkMyst: (Hey, all. Contrary to what it says on the chat list, ColDougMcKnight is not, in fact, present.)
(10:27:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: turns and heads to the temple with Percy ::
(10:27:45 PM) Percy: (Lying bastards!)
(10:28:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (D'oh!)
(10:28:56 PM) Percy: :: Once they enter the temple, they find a young woman in an elaborate wedding gown in tears.::
(10:29:03 PM) Percy: Princess> Boohoohoo!
(10:29:50 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: wonders why she is chasing a bear when she doesnt like them ::
(10:29:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: approaches the Princess and does his best hero :: Highness, who took the Prince?
(10:29:57 PM) FUDarkMyst: :: Anyway, his intelligence not ACTUALLY being a four, McKnight is, I'm told, fast on the bear's trail, his ears open and his steps softer if and when the tracks start to indicate the bear's slowed down. If he has to fight an angry bear solo, he'd rather do it from ambush. ::
(10:30:16 PM) FUDarkMyst: :: Or...not solo, I guess. ::
(10:30:25 PM) CdrHarper: :: :: traveling along with McKnight, slinking and sneaking as best she can ::
(10:30:34 PM) CdrTKirr: :: hurries away from the castle with Alexis quickening their steps and McKnight tracking the bear ::
(10:30:52 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: take a cue and tries to sing more quietly ::
(10:31:59 PM) Percy: Princess> These...these people in dark robes....they just appeared out of NOTHING! They took my love and just...they just blinked away...
(10:32:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks to Percy :: While we were distracted.
(10:34:19 PM) Percy: :: Shrugs as an out of character moment, then looks serious and all paladin-like.:: It would appear so.
(10:34:34 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks over the countryside, entertained by the holodeck's creation ::
(10:35:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: equally serious, but warrior-like instead of paladin-like :: We'll return him to you, Your Highness.
(10:36:03 PM) FUDarkMyst: You know, we should really have horses. I've read enough fantasy books in my day to know that adventurers are allowed to use horses.
(10:36:15 PM) CdrHarper: They're not very sneaky.
(10:37:21 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks weary at the thought of a horse ::
(10:37:44 PM) CdrTKirr: (( or wary ))
(10:38:22 PM) FUDarkMyst: Uh huh. Does your rogue skulk from country to country, or do you just use the friggin' airship?
(10:38:22 PM) Percy: Princess> Oh thank you. Please, keep my love safe. I would die without him! :: Melodramatic swoon::
(10:39:03 PM) FUDarkMyst: Cuz hey! If you'd like to crawl after this bear, one inch at a time, checking for traps, be my guest.
(10:39:21 PM) CdrHarper: I travel in style, you know.
(10:39:43 PM) CdrHarper: Being sneaky means blending in, even if your surroundings are posh.
(10:40:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: moves to steady her :: Easy. He'll be safely returned. Shall we? :: looks to Percy ::
(10:40:31 PM) Percy: :: Nods:: We shall. To the others?
(10:41:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: hands the Princess off to the royal Swoon-Catchers :: To the others.
(10:42:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: hopes he didn't get bear blood on the wedding gown, shrugs as they walk out ::
(10:43:01 PM) Percy: :: As they walk out, Percy pauses:: Not sure how far it'll be, but we might want to get you a horse so we can catch up.::
(10:43:03 PM) FUDarkMyst: ...Right. If we're in for more of this following thing, I'm getting a horse.
(10:43:04 PM) Percy: *.
(10:43:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Good idea.
(10:44:42 PM) Percy: Bear> Continues to run at breakneck speed until it hits the treeline, at which point it slows only a little as it practically dives into the brush.::
(10:45:19 PM) CdrHarper: I think I saw a used horse dealership, oh, back thataway.
(10:45:38 PM) LtKuari: ACTION> A section of the courtyard wall shimmers, revealing the Arch. None of the NPC's react, of course.
(10:45:46 PM) FUDarkMyst: ::Observes this with his presumably awesome bonus at...whatever skill that is.:: We may need it. This bastard isn't slowing down.
(10:45:58 PM) LtKuari: Am I late? Ooh, I'm late, aren't I? I really must learn the whole "being on time" thing... such an interesting concept, people setting a time to be somewhere the same time as someone else...
(10:46:34 PM) LtKuari: :: sets foot fully inside the courtyard and looks around in confusion :: Anyone smell bear blood?
(10:47:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sees Kuari as they emerge from the temple :: Yeah, I'm covered in it.
(10:47:24 PM) Percy: :: Notes the presence of a decent quarterhorse:: That should do nicely. Allow me. :: Pays handsomely for the horse, before resummoning her celestial mount:: We must - oh hi Kuari!
(10:47:42 PM) CdrTKirr: It's fortunate for us the bear is covering ground quickly, as it becomes more easily to track, does it not? Is catching the bear as important as finding its destination?
(10:48:52 PM) LtKuari: :: perks up her ears and strides easily towards Percy :: You look funny!
(10:49:58 PM) Percy: Heh, yeah. :: Seeing as how they're in a hurry, she hits up a shop quick, handing Kuari a nice big club.:: You get to be the party barbarian, okay? ::Handing her the club:: Just swing that at anything that tries to attack you.
(10:49:58 PM) LtKuari: :: whuffles a little greeting to the horse, which apparently doesn't understand horse speech ::
(10:50:01 PM) CdrHarper: She's right. We don't want to catch it.
(10:50:36 PM) LtKuari: :: takes the club and tests it weightily against the ground, raising dust :: Check.
(10:50:45 PM) FUDarkMyst: That really depends on whether its destination is a place rather than a person. Give it too much of a lead, and yes, that could be inconvenient for us. Come on.
(10:50:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: eyes the horse ::
(10:51:02 PM) Percy: Alrighty, let's get underway. Kuari, try to keep up with the horses?
(10:51:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: wonders how to horse, figures the program gives him the knowledge, and just climbs on ::
(10:51:19 PM) CdrTKirr: :: keeps up ::
(10:51:30 PM) FUDarkMyst: :: Picks up his place, glad he and his marines conduct an exercise run every morning. Doing it with 30 pounds of chainmail is still bad, but he's managing for now, at least.::
(10:51:37 PM) LtKuari: :: nods :: Sure thing.
(10:51:41 PM) FUDarkMyst: :: Picks up his pace, rather. ::
(10:52:13 PM) Percy: :: The horse takes off without Blackthorne needing to tell it to, traveling fast but surprisingly enough, not hard to stay onto. Percy follows on her mount. ::
(10:52:50 PM) Percy: ACTION> The holograms all flicker a little for a moment.
(10:53:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks around the holodeck::
(10:53:03 PM) CdrTKirr: :: matches McKnight's pace, thankful they don't have to run across desert ::
(10:53:19 PM) CdrHarper: :: glad to be lightly armored ::
(10:53:35 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: trips but keep running, singing rather out of breath and off-key::
(10:53:53 PM) Percy: :: Looks quizzically:: Hm...must have been a slight error on my part about how much power the horse program takes. Sorry about that, but it seems to be fine now.
(10:54:35 PM) LtKuari: :: mouths the club and starts to run on all fours, but as she falls behind she switches to raptor-style ::
(10:54:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: is reassured by the engineer and enjoys the horse ride ::
(10:55:06 PM) LtKuari: :: takes the club out of her mouth, still running :: That was funny, your horse flickered under you!
(10:55:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: You should have been up here, it was a bit disconcerting!
(10:56:35 PM) LtKuari: I like running! Where are we going?
(10:56:40 PM) Percy: Bear> ::Growls, approaching a cave with glowing runes along its entrance. All of a sudden, it stops, and seems to practically bow. A set of five robed individuals exit the cave mouth, examining the bear and whispering amongst themselves::
(10:58:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Catching up to the others who went ahead!
(10:59:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Signals a stop the moment he's close enough to catch a glimpse of this, and crouches down, breathing heavily but evenly as he gets his wind back. He also takes his bow in hand and silently nocks an arrow. ::
(11:00:12 PM) CdrHarper: :: stops and takes cover, quietly pulling out a pair of hand crossbows with poisoned bolts ::
(11:00:21 PM) CdrTKirr: :: stops behind McKnight, catching her breath and looking ahead ::
(11:00:48 PM) LtKuari: :: spots the people ahead :: Who are they?
(11:01:02 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: stops singing, panting lightly ::
(11:01:37 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: pants like a bellows and thinks how much she wants those bears to burn ::
(11:02:02 PM) CdrHarper: :: whispers :: Need some exercise there, Rox?
(11:02:32 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: glares :: I'm carrying a freaking tree here!
(11:02:40 PM) CdrHarper: Shhh!
(11:02:40 PM) CdrTKirr: :: finds a place to hide, but not as quickly and efficiently as per her archetype ::
(11:03:45 PM) FUDarkMyst: ::Looks to T'Kirr:: Can you hear anything they're saying or should we just go in shooting?
(11:04:40 PM) Percy: ACTION> :: The hooded figures discuss amongst themselves, mentioning audibly something about a mark, and the bear having lost its pack...and then about mercy. Raising a hand to its head, the tallest of the robed figures begins to chant.::
(11:05:00 PM) Percy: Bear> :: Begins to whine in pain, its eyes no longer glowing.::
(11:05:06 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: whispers :: That cant be good.
(11:05:26 PM) CdrHarper: :: looks to McKnight and then lines up a shot with one of the crossbows ::
(11:05:34 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: brows knit in dismay ::
(11:05:42 PM) CdrTKirr: :: listens carefully, but as they start to chant, watches closely ::
(11:06:39 PM) Percy: :: As they approach the treeline, Percy stops and dismounts:: If they're trying to be sneaky, we probably shouldn't ruin it.
(11:06:49 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Pulls back on his bowstring, but not to full draw just yet.:: We should wait until we see what they're doing, then take them, but leave the leader. I've got the one on the left.
(11:07:17 PM) CdrHarper: I'll get right.
(11:07:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Right. :: dismounts, having enjoyed the ride ::
(11:07:49 PM) LtKuari: :: slows to a trot and finally a stop, tongue lolling as she pants ::
(11:08:46 PM) Percy: RobeNumberTall> ::As s/he chants, a red glow builds up in his/her hands, and then suddenly strikes the bear in the head::
(11:08:59 PM) Percy: Bear> ::Falls suddenly, very dead::
(11:09:02 PM) CdrTKirr: :: hefts her mace :: I'll take the first one I come to.
(11:09:48 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: bites her fist :: Poor bear..
(11:10:16 PM) CdrHarper: :: lines up another shot with the other crossbow, feeling remarkably agile ::
(11:10:44 PM) LtKuari: :: watches the bear fall and focuses fully ::
(11:11:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Pulls back on his bowstring now, drawing it to his ear, and lets fly the arrow, aiming for the left cultists's chest. ::
(11:11:23 PM) CdrHarper: :: lets both bolts fly ::
(11:11:37 PM) CdrTKirr: :: as the arrow flies, takes her cue and rushes forward ::
(11:12:03 PM) CdrHarper: :: drops the crossbows and pulls her daggers, which her sheathes have repoisoned because of the nifty button ::
(11:12:43 PM) LtKuari: :: bristles, like a territorial dog spotting another :: We fight now?
(11:12:47 PM) Percy: ACTION> All three bolts manage to hit, downing, if not killing, three of the five cultists. The other two shout and flee, yelling in some eldritch tongue as they fade into the darkness of the cave.
(11:12:48 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: chants under her breath and lights the ground under the middle bear on fire ::
(11:13:24 PM) CdrHarper: :: pats Rox on the back :: Good job, you killed that bear double-dead. Hey, at least it's cooked.
(11:13:27 PM) Percy: Bear> :: Is now dead and on fire::
(11:13:31 PM) CdrTKirr: :: stops short at the mouth of the cave, dubious, and peers at the runes along the edge, attempting to decipher them ::
(11:13:43 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sighs :: Sometimes it just takes too long.
(11:13:57 PM) CdrHarper: :: saunters up to the cave and looks at it, hands on hips :: I've never seen script like that.
(11:14:05 PM) Percy: :: Turns to Kuari.:: Oh yes, we fight now.
(11:14:06 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: shakes it off, pulls out her mandolin and sings a song to give everyone a boost ::
(11:14:48 PM) Percy: :: Brandishes her spear, charging towards....a flaming dead bear.::
(11:15:02 PM) CdrHarper: :: draws his sword and approaches to find dinner cooking :: Hi.
(11:15:07 PM) CdrHarper: (CRAP)
(11:15:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: :: draws his sword and approaches to find dinner cooking :: Hi.
(11:15:48 PM) LtKuari: :: runs forward with Percy and Blackthorne and looks at the flaming bear in alarm ::
(11:15:56 PM) Percy: ACTION> The runes begin to glow a dull, dreadful grey. From inside the cave comes a bestial roar that seems almost to come from three different, though similar directions::
(11:15:56 PM) CdrHarper: :: turns toward the cultists, and after making sure they're dead, begins rummaging through their pockets ::
(11:16:34 PM) CdrTKirr: :: backs steadily away :: I don't advise entering.
(11:16:47 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Frowns at the cave entrance.:: Oookay. I suggest we fall back to the treeline, and wait to hit whatever comes out of there with every ranged option we've got before we send in our melee assets.
(11:16:59 PM) LtKuari: :: turns her attention to the cave mouth, listening ::
(11:17:17 PM) CdrHarper: Why don't we have Roxy light it on fire? She's good at that!
(11:17:35 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Haha!
(11:17:40 PM) ColDougMcKnight: And a fireball would fall under ranged.
(11:17:41 PM) Percy: Fire IS awesome...and I mean that in the most pious way possible.
(11:17:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Holy fire, of course?
(11:17:56 PM) CdrTKirr: ( lol! )
(11:18:00 PM) Percy: Exactly!
(11:18:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: In any case, speedily seeks cover before drawing another bodkin point. ::
(11:18:40 PM) CdrTKirr: :: falls back and waits ::
(11:18:53 PM) Percy: :: Follows suit, although stays close enough to the treeline itself to act as meat shield if she must.::
(11:18:55 PM) LtKuari: :: has no idea what people are talking about and moves back to the treeline ::
(11:19:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: They'd be stupid to come out.
(11:19:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: They teleported into the temple, remember.
(11:20:32 PM) LtKuari: :: seems to finally notice McKnight's gig and whistles low in appreciation ::
(11:21:15 PM) Percy: ACTION> And out of the cave comes...after people have gotten to the treeline, of course, a monster from ancient legend, one that stands four times the height of a large man, with three heads. One goat, one dragon, and one lion. All seemingly vicious and deadly.
(11:21:21 PM) Percy: (Name that monster!)
(11:22:02 PM) CdrTKirr: ( chimera! )
(11:22:26 PM) Percy: (Ding ding ding! You get the cookie!)
(11:22:43 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Holy shit...okay, I'd love to call dibs on the dragon, but you just know it'd fry my arrow mid-flight or something. I've got lion head.
(11:22:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: Eyes the thing :: I get the dragon, and the lion... but a goat?
(11:23:06 PM) Percy: Goat Head> :: Bahs ferociously::
(11:23:06 PM) LtKuari: :: flattens her ears ::
(11:23:45 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: And so he takes careful aim, not even sure if that will make a difference to the program, but hey, why not try? Once he figures he's got the shot lines up as well as he's going to, he releases the string, and commences the bombardment. ::
(11:23:46 PM) CdrHarper: :: hurriedly reloads her crossbows ::
(11:24:12 PM) CdrTKirr: :: stares at the three heads ::
(11:24:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: raises his shield and advances on the beast ::
(11:24:26 PM) Percy: Three Heads> :: Stare back at her::
(11:24:54 PM) CdrHarper: :: aims her crossbows at the goat head and fires, the drops them in favor of the daggers ::
(11:25:14 PM) Percy: Percy> ::Unleashes a battle cry, holding her spear aloft before charging::
(11:25:42 PM) CdrTKirr: :: follows Blackthorne to mid range and starts pulling on a forward-facing spell of protection ::
(11:25:55 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: mutters under her breath and finds herself suddenly encased in ice ::
(11:26:29 PM) LtKuari: :: as the others engage, roars her own cry, pitiful in comparison to the huge beast, and charges the monster ::
(11:26:47 PM) Percy: ACTION> The crossbow bolts seem to do a little better than the arrow, which gashes the lion's head before ricocheting off its apparently quite hard skull. The goat, on the other hand, is blinded as one arrow hits it square in the eye.::\
(11:27:30 PM) Percy: Chimera> ::As the fighters approach, the heads begin striking out, trying to take bites out of people.::
(11:27:48 PM) CdrHarper: :: smirks at the goat as she sneaks around to try to flank the beast for to make with the stabbing ::
(11:28:02 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Ghaa! :: points her 'stick' and firebolts fly out of the end :: (Ice melted)
(11:28:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: keeps his shield above his head as he approaches the beasts front legs and begins to swipe at them ::
(11:28:34 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::The up close fighters closing in, McKnight rushes to his right so as to get in one more shot, hopefully, before they actually close the distance. He's less ambitious this time though, aiming for speed...well, aiming for its gigantic flank. ::
(11:29:15 PM) Percy: Chimera> :: Backs away from Blackthorne after one of his swipes slices its hide lightly, and instead tries to get Kuari and Percy out of the way.::
(11:29:26 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: smiles :: Hey that worked.
(11:29:39 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: Yells obscenities about the beast's lineage ::
(11:29:53 PM) Percy: ACTION> The holograms flicker again, this time a little longer, and ending with an audible computer beep, as if resetting or realigning.
(11:30:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks to Percy ::
(11:30:39 PM) Percy: :: looks confused, and then...::
(11:30:42 PM) LtKuari: :: runs and leaps, not noticing the computer beep and lands on the dragon's head, biting and clubbing until the dragon whips its head to one side and flings her meager weight off and high into the air ::
(11:31:10 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks to Percy ::
(11:31:14 PM) Percy: ACTION> The holograms come right back online, full force, right as the lion head ducks down to take a snap at Percy.
(11:31:39 PM) CdrTKirr: (( oh they disappeared... got it ))
(11:32:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks back at the chimera as it reappears, slicing at the lion head as it comes down ::
(11:32:11 PM) LtKuari: ( Magic edit, I land and am flung after it's back! )
(11:32:27 PM) CdrHarper: :: makes it to the flank of the beast and commences the stabbing ::
(11:32:51 PM) Percy: :: Percy cries out as she feels a tight, then sharp and excruciating pain as the lion's teeth pierce through her armor...into the meat of her right thigh. She looks down in shock as she sees blood. Real blood, dripping down her leg.:: ...Rrggh..
(11:33:12 PM) CdrTKirr: ( do my spells work? )
(11:33:54 PM) Percy: (The protection one, or healing in general?)
(11:34:08 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: gasps :: .... Percy! :: sings a healing spell and dashes forward to touch Percy ::
(11:34:12 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: McKnight can't see the blood just yet from his angle, but the alarm hits just the same. No offense to Percy, but he doesn't think she's THAT good an actress. Instinct taking over, he doesn't wait to line up another shot, but rather throws down the bow, draws his sword, and charges in to help with the hacking. ::
(11:34:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks alarmed as Percy gets bitten and he attacks with more fervor, adrenaline really up now instead of "it's just a game" up ::
(11:34:59 PM) CdrTKirr: ( Um, either? )
(11:34:59 PM) Percy: :: collapses after the lion lets go, what with it being hacked at by Blackthorne.::
(11:35:07 PM) CdrHarper: :: can't see any of this from back there and keeps stabbing merrily ::
(11:35:21 PM) Percy: (The protection spell, yes. The healing'll have your answer shortly)
(11:35:44 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: waves her tree in a circle and watches fire fall from the sky :: Burn!
(11:36:02 PM) CdrTKirr: :: hesitates but draws again on her protection spell, not knowing what else to do ::
(11:36:02 PM) Percy: ACTION> The healing spell glows blue over Percy, and one can see a "+12 HP" over her body. But she doesn't seem to be feeling any better, and she's still bleeding.
(11:37:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Computer, end program!
(11:37:16 PM) LtKuari: :: catches herself midair with open wings and turns, speeding back towards the monster, unaware of Percy's plight ::
(11:37:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (of course that won't work, but it has to be said!)
(11:37:20 PM) Percy: Chimera> ::However, is now only two headed, as the lion's head is then severed by Blackthorne.::
(11:37:29 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: pulls a scanner out of her pocket and scans Percy ::
(11:37:31 PM) Percy: Computer> :: Does not respond::
(11:38:11 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Puts all his weight and strength behind a thrust to where he guesses its heart should be. He doesn't know if the heads regrow, or if that's just the Hydra. ::
(11:38:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: focusing on keeping the shield between him and the heads as he hacks at the thing's forelimbs :: Computer, arch!
(11:38:45 PM) Percy: Scanner> :: Indicates no severed arteries, but a loss of blood and damaged muscle tissue are apparent.::
(11:38:47 PM) CdrHarper: :: has not only carved her initials in the beast's hide, but has written a letter to the King as well ::
(11:38:52 PM) CdrTKirr: :: closes the distance between her and Percy, and attempts a cure wounds spell ::
(11:38:57 PM) Percy: Computer> :: Does not respond::
(11:39:00 PM) CdrHarper: :: and cut a nice tenderloin out ::
(11:40:04 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: looks for a way to access the computer controls ::
(11:40:31 PM) Percy: :: Once again, the blue glow returns (though in this case it's gold, 'cuz she's a cleric), and a "+28 HP" appears above her. And yet, she still is bleeding. Percy moans a little as she begins to regain consciousness.::
(11:41:17 PM) CdrHarper: ::: starts climbing up the beast, using her daggers as handholds ::
(11:41:28 PM) CdrTKirr: :: observes the reaction and drops the spell, instead ripping at her costume and binding Percy's leg ::
(11:41:39 PM) Percy: ACTION> The beast weakens and begins to move slower due to the pincushioning from poisoned daggers, and then even more from the heart shot, though it admittedly is a little off-target.
(11:41:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: tries to keep the damn thing back as everyone tends to Percy ::
(11:42:01 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: throws ice shards at the beast ::
(11:42:50 PM) Percy: :: After removing the armor plates, the binding seems to work much better. The bleeding is fairly quickly controlled, and Percy comes to even more:: What the...crap ow shit jesus fuck.
(11:43:14 PM) CdrTKirr: :: notices the shards of ice coming towards her and jumps away, landing next to McKnight and roaring angrily ::
(11:43:23 PM) CdrTKirr: ( rofl there's another one that's got to look funny )
(11:43:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (I know that was Kuari but it was hilarious as T'Kirr_
(11:43:36 PM) LtKuari: :: lands on the dragon head and stuffs her club up one of its nostrils ::
(11:43:42 PM) LtKuari: ( Don't be stealing my lines! )
(11:43:49 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Emboldened by seeing the attack at least had some effect, he puts his foot up against the beast's chest to facilitate his yanking the sword free and bringing it around in a vicious arc toward the the neck of the dragon head. ::
(11:43:53 PM) CdrHarper: :: makes it up on the beast's back and starts stabbing her way up ::
(11:43:55 PM) Percy: Chimera> ::The Ice shards imbed themselves nastily into the beasts flesh, and from the sound of its breathing, probably punctured a lung. It's movements continue to slow::
(11:44:04 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ( Sorry, make that goat head, then.)
(11:44:10 PM) LtKuari: ( Omg why did that club one JUST now send? )
(11:44:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: still hacking at the forelegs as he keeps the thing from advancing, slicing every time it tries :::
(11:44:56 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: still looking for a way to access the computer control panel ::
(11:45:03 PM) Percy: C> ::Oh, and then the goat head comes off, and the dragon gets a spiked club shoved up its nose. The sounds it makes are...almost sad as its legs fall out from under it, reducing the threat level to...very little::
(11:45:46 PM) Percy: :: There do not appear to be any control panels to access. Just a lot of green and stone and earth...and roasted bear and dying chimera.::
(11:46:03 PM) CdrHarper: :: rides it down as it collapses ::
(11:46:16 PM) Percy: ("That STILL only counts as one!")
(11:46:53 PM) LtKuari: :: backs away as the beast settles and looks to McKnight :: That thing flung me awfully hard. I thought safeties compensate for that.
(11:47:04 PM) CdrHarper: :: hops down, sheathes her daggers, and wipes off her hands with a rag from her pocket :: So, that was pretty fun.
(11:47:16 PM) CdrHarper: :: sees the situation :: Shit!
(11:47:22 PM) LtKuari: :: catches a whiff of blood that does not smell beastial and looks around confused ::
(11:47:24 PM) CdrHarper: :: runs over :: What happened?
(11:47:42 PM) Percy: :: Percy is still cursing up a storm:: What the fuck! That was NOT supposed to happen and shit fuck motherless son of a THIS FUCKING HURTS!
(11:47:47 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Shoots Harper a glare.::
(11:48:09 PM) CdrTKirr: :: having bound Percy's leg tightly, presses another wad of cloth against the wound ::
(11:48:51 PM) Percy: :: lets out an "akgh!" as she presses against the leg:: Don't suppose you have any...argh...painkillers in there?
(11:48:53 PM) LtKuari: :: looks to Percy in alarm ::
(11:49:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: turns away from the dying thing, satisfied that it's no more danger, and gets to Percy :: OK, so what happened and how do we get out of here to get you to sickbay?
(11:49:13 PM) CdrTKirr: I left them in my other amulet.
(11:49:30 PM) CdrHarper: :: shoots McKnight an apologetic look ::
(11:49:58 PM) CdrTKirr: :: relieves Blackthorne of his shield and uses it to elevate Percy's leg ::
(11:50:20 PM) Percy: Damnit. Ugh. Gimme a minute...:: She winces as she thinks:: Okay, so the safeties are off. THAT's a no brainer, and the computer isn't responding. Which means something is glitching.
(11:50:35 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks to Carre :: Doctor, I do believe this is more your expertise than mine, considering the circumstances.
(11:50:54 PM) Percy: Which is really fucking bad. Okay, that means the doors are invisible, and so are the control panels. Yay.
(11:51:00 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Sure! But you're doing a great job.
(11:51:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: With an actual doctor tending to Percy, he'd STILL like to be looking after her himself, but if they can't get out of here, everyone's still in very real peril. So, wiping his blade on his trouser leg, he sheathes it and retakes his bow, watching the cave warily. ::
(11:51:46 PM) LtKuari: :: keeps her distance from Percy, her pupils narrowing somewhat, and decides to play sentry, meerkat style ::
(11:51:54 PM) Percy: :: And then, as if a light went off in her head:: The Continue screen! That's how we get out.
(11:52:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: What.
(11:52:18 PM) Percy: Okay, so you know how...have you ever played a video game?
(11:52:26 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: shakes his head ::
(11:52:36 PM) CdrHarper: Oh yeah!
(11:52:49 PM) CdrTKirr: :: attempts to follow Percy ::
(11:53:00 PM) Percy: Right. Well, at the end of each chapter of most video games, there's a point when the screen goes black, and it asks you if you want to save and quit, or continue.
(11:53:11 PM) Percy: I implemented that, mostly because I thought it'd be funny.
(11:53:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: So you're saying we have to make it to the end of this chapter?
(11:53:34 PM) Percy: BUT. It also shuts down the game if we select quit. Which means pain killers and no death.
(11:53:49 PM) CdrTKirr: You wrote this program. How far until the end of this chapter?
(11:54:31 PM) Percy: Rescue the Prince, collect our reward. soon as we can fight our way through that cave and grab Mr. Charming?
(11:55:28 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Which could be difficult with you bleeding like that.
(11:55:35 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Just a thought.
(11:55:40 PM) Percy: ...Yes. A little.
(11:56:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Perhaps we could modify that scanner to send a message to the bridge?
(11:56:12 PM) CdrTKirr: My protection spell worked, but my healing spell did not. So safety systems are down, but spells against holographic characters still work, correct?
(11:56:33 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Frowns:: Okay, straightforward enough. But if we're fighting for real, I should probably take point. Which means we should do some weapon switching. Who, besides Harper, has the next best ranged stats?
(11:56:55 PM) Percy: I'm..guessing that is the case, yes. And as to the scanner...maybe?
(11:57:05 PM) Percy: Ooh, hey, stars. Ouch.
(11:57:07 PM) CdrHarper: Shitshitshit. :: retrieves her crossbows and reloads them ::
(11:57:38 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: grins at the Admiral :: I like the way you think, sir. :: pulls out a small pocket computer and attempts to modify it to communicate with the bridge ::
(11:57:43 PM) LtKuari: :: keeps watch, vertically ::
(11:57:58 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Really, it hurts more if you move Percy, try to hold it still.
(11:58:26 PM) Percy: Yeah...yeah, I'll remember that.
(11:58:28 PM) CdrHarper: :: drops the smugrogue persona now that they're in real danger ::
(11:58:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Two minutes!)
(11:59:06 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Looks over the available arsenal, and quickly finds the one that best matches his real life training.:: Percy, gonna need to steal that spear. But maybe you can use the wizard staff for a cane. Does your program actually need that to be there for Carre to throw a fireball?
(11:59:37 PM) CdrTKirr: It doesn't make sense to carry her down into the danger of the cave.
(11:59:38 PM) Percy: Uh...not against the AI, I don't think.
(12:00:11 AM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: taps keys :: Wright to bridge. Bridge, come in?
(12:00:22 AM) Percy: :: To T'kirr:: Well, as the person who designed this program, I can say for certain that I would rather not be left alone in any part of it while its on the fritz.
(12:00:47 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Kuari?
(12:00:56 AM) CdrTKirr: But your presence would be illogical.
(12:01:08 AM) LtKuari: :: flicks an ear towards Blackthorne and her head follows ::
(12:01:11 AM) Percy: (Who would be at the bridge?)
(12:01:13 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: If we have to go down there, would you be able to carry her?
(12:01:31 AM) LtKuari: :: looks to Percy and back to Ian and nods curtly ::
(12:01:36 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: (We don't have anyone named.)
(12:01:45 AM) Percy: (Right!)
(12:01:54 AM) CdrTKirr: ( Otto Pilot, oh no )
(12:02:01 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: (yeah, him!)
(12:02:22 AM) Percy: Bridge Lackey # 13> Wright, this is Lieutenant Pilot.
(12:02:48 AM) LtKuari: :: drops her club and lowers herself on all fours to be easily loaded ::
(12:02:59 AM) LtJGAlexisWright: Right, Pilot. Pilot, Wright. Can you please terminate program in Holodeck 3 from your end?
(12:03:03 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(12:03:04 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(12:03:06 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(12:03:16 AM) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(12:03:23 AM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: || ::
(12:03:35 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: paused ::
(12:03:38 AM) LtKuari: Oh wait, my club's still in the dragon's nose.
(12:03:56 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: That was fun!
(12:04:03 AM) LtJGAlexisWright: :)
(12:04:21 AM) CdrTKirr: Agreed
(12:04:49 AM) LtKuari: Yay I didn't have to get slayed
(12:04:51 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Damn, does that make me miss D&D.
(12:05:12 AM) Percy: Me too. But that's okay! Because we have...Star..Trek...DnD?
(12:05:31 AM) Percy: So right. Next session's mission: Get the crap out of here.
(12:05:32 AM) CdrTKirr: Need some virtual dice.
(12:05:53 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: does her Dr. thing on Percy so she can rest well ::
(12:05:54 AM) LtKuari left the room (quit: Exit: ajax IRC Client).
(12:06:04 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Okay, I would have done better as a stabber.
(12:06:05 AM) CdrTKirr: Psst. We paused.
(12:06:30 AM) CdrTKirr: I gotta be up in six hours so... later!
(12:06:32 AM) CdrHarper: You would have just cut yourself.
(12:06:36 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night T'Kirr!
(12:06:36 AM) Percy: Later!
(12:06:40 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Night!
(12:06:43 AM) Percy: Aw man, Carre, don't be an emo.
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(12:07:34 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: But...really...I just fail at mage. :p
(12:07:48 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: (I do the accidental iceblock alot!)
(12:07:58 AM) Percy: It's cool. It was entertaining!
(12:08:31 AM) Percy: As I hope Percy's colorful expletives will be next session.
(12:08:37 AM) CdrHarper: Yeah, I enjoyed making fun of you!
(12:09:11 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh dear, I hope Lost Harbor wasn't affected since it's always running.
(12:09:59 AM) Percy: It shouldn't be...except for the occasional T-Rex :-P
(12:10:21 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Better get the .50 cal, Doug.
(12:10:45 AM) LtJGAlexisWright: ...occasional T-Rex...
(12:10:58 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: night guys
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(12:11:30 AM) Percy: At least one of the T-Rexes will have a top hat and monocle and snazzy mustache!
(12:11:30 AM) LtJGAlexisWright: nini y'all :
(12:11:35 AM) LtJGAlexisWright: ooooo
(12:11:39 AM) Percy: It will speak in a hilariously over the top accent.
(12:11:51 AM) Percy: And his name shall be Thaddeus Rex, Esquire!
(12:12:06 AM) Percy: Also, G'night!
(12:12:14 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: ...
(12:12:26 AM) LtJGAlexisWright: Hilariously over the top accent...
(12:12:35 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: That's amazing
(12:12:48 AM) Percy: I actually played him once.
(12:12:53 AM) Percy: As a superhero.
(12:12:57 AM) LtJGAlexisWright: .... *hangs head in shame*
(12:12:59 AM) LtJGAlexisWright: ...
(12:13:12 AM) Percy: He claimed he had a dimensional vortex in his stomach that transported evil doers to a prison dimension.
(12:13:19 AM) LtJGAlexisWright: win.
(12:13:20 AM) Percy: Actually he just liked to eat people.
(12:13:27 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Well he is a T-Rex.
(12:13:34 AM) Percy: It's true!
(12:13:39 AM) Percy: But a genteel T-Rex.
(12:14:03 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: You can take the T-Rex out of the Triassic, but you can't take the Triassic out of the T-Rex?
(12:14:19 AM) Percy: OR the corpses of evil-doers.
(12:14:32 AM) Percy: And, that said, I have half a hard cider to finish before I head to bed.
(12:14:36 AM) Percy: So...I should finish that.
(12:14:49 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night y'all. See ya at the raid, Riri.
(12:14:57 AM) Percy: G'night!
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(12:15:04 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Night, folks!
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