Leopards of Unusual Intelligence

Jan 23 19:50:30 <Maddy> There's a snowleopard creeping towards them, though it's not doing a great job hiding, stepping on a twig.
Jan 23 19:51:07 <E4D> Jason reacts as training and survival dictate, bringing the weapon up on his immediately-selected target, every other motion stopping in a heartbeat.
Jan 23 19:51:49 <E4D> 4df+4 Perception to ranged. He tracks the animal as it moves, setting up a shot just behind and below the shoulder.
Jan 23 19:51:49 <Glacon> E4D: Perception to ranged. He tracks the animal as it moves, setting up a shot just behind and below the shoulder.: 3 (4df+4=0, 0, -, 0)
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Jan 23 19:52:33 <Maddy> Alice does the same, but she's a little disracted by holy shi there are only like 2000 of these things left in China.
Jan 23 19:53:00 <E4D> <Back up, slowly. The way we came.>
Jan 23 19:53:15 <E4D> <Just like the cat in the caf.>
Jan 23 19:53:35 <Maddy> <Right…> As they start to back away, the could swear it was smiling. Physdef.
Jan 23 19:53:44 <Maddy> 4df+4 Alice's physdef.
Jan 23 19:53:44 <Glacon> Maddy: Alice's physdef.: 4 (4df+4=0, 0, +, -)
Jan 23 19:54:02 <E4D> 4df+5 Strength in steel.
Jan 23 19:54:02 <Glacon> E4D: Strength in steel.: 5 (4df+5=-, 0, 0, +)
Jan 23 19:54:26 <Maddy> 4df+5 Vs Jason
Jan 23 19:54:27 <Glacon> Maddy: Vs Jason: 5 (4df+5=-, 0, +, 0)
Jan 23 19:54:32 <Maddy> 4df+5 vs Alice
Jan 23 19:54:32 <Glacon> Maddy: vs Alice: 8 (4df+5=+, +, 0, +)
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Jan 23 19:54:36 <Maddy> O_O
Jan 23 19:55:35 <Maddy> Two snow leopards attack from behind, the one coming at Alice knocking her down face first into the snow. It tries to gnaw on her helmet.
Jan 23 19:55:58 <Maddy> E4D, describe how the one coming at you fails.
Jan 23 19:57:53 <E4D> It's a dark day for snow leopards leopards in this bleak little section of China. Jason ducks as the one after him leaps, but not quickly enough. He rolls with the impact and is on his feet a moment later with the momentum, lunging at the closest one to him. The one trying to eat Alice.
Jan 23 19:58:12 <E4D> The rifle falls from his hands, 939-A CQB reaction protocols mentally blink on his mind. The Eagle comes out as he takes another step.
Jan 23 19:59:01 <E4D> 4df+9 Tagging the maneuver and Defcon. The barrel of the .50 caliber handgun presses to flesh and speaks 8 times.
Jan 23 19:59:02 <Glacon> E4D: Tagging the maneuver and Defcon. The barrel of the .50 caliber handgun presses to flesh and speaks 8 times.: 11 (4df+9=+, 0, 0, +)
Jan 23 20:00:08 <Maddy> 4df+3 I am a snow leopard.
Jan 23 20:00:08 <Glacon> Maddy: I am a snow leopard.: 0 (4df+3=0, -, -, -)
Jan 23 20:00:19 <E4D> …
Jan 23 20:01:07 <E4D> Powder burns, muzzle impulse, and eight 12.7x33mm Hydrashok rounds.
Jan 23 20:02:02 <Maddy> It's blown off Alice and pretty mangled. Still alive but it's flailing uselesely.
Jan 23 20:02:22 <Maddy> 4df+4 Alice, now free of the thing takes a shot at it.
Jan 23 20:02:22 <Glacon> Maddy: Alice, now free of the thing takes a shot at it.: 1 (4df+4=0, -, -, -)
Jan 23 20:02:32 <Maddy> 4df+3 Alice you suck.
Jan 23 20:02:33 <Glacon> Maddy: Alice you suck.: 3 (4df+3=+, -, -, +)
Jan 23 20:02:40 <Maddy> She misses…somhow.
Jan 23 20:03:45 <Maddy> The two remaining leopards are now closing in. They focus on Jason, seing him as the bigger threat.
Jan 23 20:04:06 <Maddy> 4df+5 I'm rolling twice, you roll once.
Jan 23 20:04:06 <Glacon> Maddy: I'm rolling twice, you roll once.: 4 (4df+5=0, -, -, +)
Jan 23 20:04:10 <Maddy> 4df+5
Jan 23 20:04:10 <Glacon> Maddy: 5 (4df+5=0, 0, +, -)
Jan 23 20:04:43 <E4D> 4df+5 Cats are pussies.
Jan 23 20:04:43 <Glacon> E4D: Cats are pussies.: 3 (4df+5=-, +, -, -)
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Jan 23 20:05:19 <E4D> Burning two points for each of them. -4 AP
Jan 23 20:06:04 <Maddy> No damage is taken, but they've got him on the ground, trying in vain to get into his suit.
Jan 23 20:06:38 <Laito> 4df+3 Aiming
Jan 23 20:06:39 <Glacon> Laito: Aiming: 2 (4df+3=-, 0, 0, 0)
Jan 23 20:06:45 <Laito> Alas, it is dark.
Jan 23 20:07:17 <E4D> The empty handgun isn't doing him any good with 300+ pounds of cat impeding access to his ammo. The Goliath comes out.
Jan 23 20:07:34 <Maddy> People can show up up after Jason and Alice's turn
Jan 23 20:07:36 <Nioki> 4df+5 Luxomancy. Not anymore. Burning an AP, +2 to ranged attacks due to better conditions and lit targets.
Jan 23 20:07:36 <Glacon> Nioki: Luxomancy. Not anymore. Burning an AP, +2 to ranged attacks due to better conditions and lit targets.: 7 (4df+5=0, +, +, 0)
Jan 23 20:08:05 <Tom90deg> Zoe blinks in the bright light, seeing the cats attacking.
Jan 23 20:08:32 <E4D> 4df+7 Next to Last AP. The tip of the massive blase swings right at the side of a leopard's head, propelled by hate.
Jan 23 20:08:32 <Glacon> E4D: Next to Last AP. The tip of the massive blase swings right at the side of a leopard's head, propelled by hate.: 8 (4df+7=0, +, -, +)
Jan 23 20:08:42 <Maddy> 4df+3 Oh shi-
Jan 23 20:08:42 <Glacon> Maddy: Oh shi-: 5 (4df+3=+, -, +, +)
Jan 23 20:09:20 <Nioki> A pulse of dim indigo light precedes a sudden swarm of bright threads. They cluster around the leopards, making them easy targets.
Jan 23 20:09:48 <Tom90deg> Zoe pulls out a piece of rebar, looking for a target.
Jan 23 20:10:05 <Maddy> The leopars snarls in pain, bleeding heavily, and eye pretty fucked. It starts to back off Jason. The other is now eyeing the people gathering.
Jan 23 20:10:15 <Maddy> 4df+4 Alice takes a shot at the wounded one.
Jan 23 20:10:16 <Glacon> Maddy: Alice takes a shot at the wounded one.: 4 (4df+4=+, +, -, -)
Jan 23 20:10:18 <Maddy> 4df+3
Jan 23 20:10:18 <Glacon> Maddy: 5 (4df+3=0, +, +, 0)
Jan 23 20:10:35 <Ragazzo> Lancius plods up to everyone, a bit late, and see the fight is very much over.
Jan 23 20:10:50 <Tom90deg> "Hey Lance."
Jan 23 20:10:51 <Maddy> She misses again, her arm, in a great deal of pain.
Jan 23 20:10:54 <Nioki> Can Alanoch attempt an instant kill?
Jan 23 20:10:55 <Laito> 4df+5 Oh that's better, Artemis takes the shot with his rifle
Jan 23 20:10:55 <Glacon> Laito: Oh that's better, Artemis takes the shot with his rifle: 2 (4df+5=0, -, -, -)
Jan 23 20:11:18 <Maddy> 4df+3 at which one?
Jan 23 20:11:19 <Glacon> Maddy: at which one?: 1 (4df+3=-, 0, -, 0)
Jan 23 20:11:30 <Ragazzo> "Greetings."
Jan 23 20:11:50 <Nioki> The less wounded one.
Jan 23 20:11:51 <Laito> Not picky.
Jan 23 20:11:59 <Laito> Redact
Jan 23 20:12:04 <Maddy> I was asking Artemis
Jan 23 20:12:34 <Maddy> 1d2
Jan 23 20:12:34 <Glacon> Maddy: 1 (1d2=1)
Jan 23 20:12:47 <Laito> Whichever one presented a better sight picture, so your choice.
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Jan 23 20:13:17 <Maddy> Artemis puts the wounded one out of it's misery. The last one, the one who set up the ambush is now retreating. Alanoch may try to insta kill it.
Jan 23 20:14:18 <Tom90deg> Zoe puts the piece of metal back in her quiver, fight's over.
Jan 23 20:14:19 <Nioki> 4df+7 Luxomancy. Initial attack. Tagging mind over matter for +2, mental control over power.
Jan 23 20:14:19 <Glacon> Nioki: Luxomancy. Initial attack. Tagging mind over matter for +2, mental control over power.: 8 (4df+7=0, 0, 0, +)
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Jan 23 20:14:57 <Maddy> 4df+7 Tagging Quadruped
Jan 23 20:14:58 <Glacon> Maddy: Tagging Quadruped: 5 (4df+7=-, -, +, -)
Jan 23 20:15:04 <Maddy> roll again
Jan 23 20:15:11 <Nioki> 4df+5 Luxomancy
Jan 23 20:15:11 <Glacon> Nioki: Luxomancy: 3 (4df+5=-, -, -, +)
Jan 23 20:15:22 <Maddy> 4df+3
Jan 23 20:15:22 <Glacon> Maddy: 2 (4df+3=-, +, 0, -)
Jan 23 20:15:26 <Maddy> once more
Jan 23 20:15:28 <Nioki> 4df+5
Jan 23 20:15:28 <Glacon> Nioki: 7 (4df+5=+, -, +, +)
Jan 23 20:15:37 <Maddy> 4df+3
Jan 23 20:15:38 <Glacon> Maddy: 3 (4df+3=-, +, -, +)
Jan 23 20:15:41 <Maddy> Describe
Jan 23 20:17:51 <Nioki> The bright threads swirl outwards from the cat, flickering into darkness and spooling together into a myriad of spheres that rotate around the fleeing leopard like miniature moons. The change happens over less than a second.
Jan 23 20:19:28 <Nioki> And less then a second after they settle into place, a feeling of tightness flickers across the skin of everyone watching. Pale indigo beams appear between the spheres, passing from one to another on the other side. The spin around the cat, almost too fast to see.
Jan 23 20:21:37 <Nioki> The leopard simply falls apart, the beams cutting it into a pile of singed pieces the maintain their velocity through the air, spreading across the ground. Most of the pieces can't even bleed, sealed shut by Alanoch's beams.
Jan 23 20:22:00 <Laito> Artemis frowns.
Jan 23 20:22:08 <Ragazzo> Lancius shields his eyes, and turns to alice and jason. "Are either of you injured?"
Jan 23 20:22:15 <Tom90deg> "Ew Alanoch."
Jan 23 20:22:27 <Maddy> <Gahhh, Jesus.> Alice now has the time to voice her pain. <M-my arm got t-twisted.>
Jan 23 20:22:37 <E4D> Jason turns his attention to Alice. <How bad?>
Jan 23 20:23:22 <Ragazzo> Lance's eye fizzes, and his posture slackens. Hello doctor. All points expended. Is her suit on?
Jan 23 20:23:31 <Maddy> <N-not bad…nothing broken. Hurts like f-fuck.> yes it's on
Jan 23 20:23:47 <Nioki> Alanoch lets out a deep cough, then recreates a small swarm of bright threads that flow outwards, lighting the area, He looks around for more leopards.
Jan 23 20:24:14 <Ragazzo> "Can I take a look at it once we're back to camp?"
Jan 23 20:24:36 <Maddy> There are only the tracks from the three that attacked, leading off. <Y-yeah, sure.>
Jan 23 20:24:40 <E4D> Jason takes advantage off the momentary lighting to check for more hostiles in concert with Alanoch, having retrieved his rifle.
Jan 23 20:26:18 <Ragazzo> Lance nods, glancing around. "No reason to stick around if they're gone…"
Jan 23 20:26:34 <Maddy> <That w-was weird…>
Jan 23 20:26:58 <Nioki> "Everywhere we go, something wants to kill us."
Jan 23 20:27:14 <E4D> <Hunters mentioned the animals was actin' weird.>
Jan 23 20:27:20 <Ragazzo> "Mi-Dan said the leopards aorund here have been behaving oddly."
Jan 23 20:27:27 <Ragazzo> "Yeah."
Jan 23 20:27:31 <Ragazzo> Said at the same as jason.
Jan 23 20:27:47 <Ragazzo> *same time
Jan 23 20:28:26 <Maddy> <Well I'd say f-forming packs is past odd.>
Jan 23 20:28:39 <E4D> <You good to move on your own, hun?>
Jan 23 20:29:34 <Maddy> <Yeah, l-legs are fine> she gets up, going over to make sure the first one that attacked her is truly dead. It is.
Jan 23 20:29:45 <E4D> <Just makin' sure.>
Jan 23 20:29:56 <E4D> <You guys go ahead. I'll take drag.>
Jan 23 20:30:17 <Nioki> "I see. Is there any way to track them back to where they came from?"
Jan 23 20:31:28 <Tom90deg> Zoe heads over to the dead one.
Jan 23 20:31:44 <Maddy> They're all dead.
Jan 23 20:31:51 <Nioki> There are three dead ones.
Jan 23 20:31:56 <Tom90deg> "Alice, have you checked the bodies? Maybe you can figure out why they're acting weird?"
Jan 23 20:32:15 <Tom90deg> "Some kind of…parasite, or infection or who knows. MAybe whatever effected the people in the village."
Jan 23 20:32:17 <E4D> <Wait a damn minute.>
Jan 23 20:32:31 <Maddy> <…it's litereally been like, less than a m-minute since I got knocked a-ass over teaketle.>
Jan 23 20:32:39 <Maddy> <And you're asking if I've c-checked the bodies.>
Jan 23 20:32:54 <Tom90deg> "Sorry, I just got here."
Jan 23 20:33:05 <Ragazzo> "Alice, l think maybe we can just head back, and you cna look at the bodies later?"
Jan 23 20:33:38 <E4D> Jason grabs the hind legs of the one he stabbed in the side of the head and starts walking back, dragging it behind him.
Jan 23 20:33:59 <Maddy> Alice stares wordlessly at Zoe then turns to Jason. <B-bring the one you stab- thanks, hun.> she follows.
Jan 23 20:34:09 <Tom90deg> Zoe follows
Jan 23 20:34:21 <Ragazzo> Lance follows.