Manticore

Jan 01 21:42:00 <Pemander> «Ariel. Turn around. I see you.»
Jan 01 21:42:14 <Sequence> She turns around.
Jan 01 21:42:25 <Pemander> No one there! Bwahaha.
Jan 01 21:42:31 <Tom90deg> Susan looks behind Ariel.
Jan 01 21:42:35 <Tom90deg> "Does she do that often?"
Jan 01 21:42:49 <Sequence> "I… don't know." «Arianna, I don't see you.»
Jan 01 21:42:59 <Pemander> «I'm right in front of you! Look harder.»
Jan 01 21:43:16 <Sequence> She peers closer into the darkness.
Jan 01 21:43:43 <Pemander> Still no one there.
Jan 01 21:43:52 <Sequence> Ariel looks around.
Jan 01 21:44:17 <EchoFourDelta> 4df+3 Can Evans see her?
Jan 01 21:44:18 <CROM> EchoFourDelta: Can Evans see her?: 4 (4df+3=+, +, -, 0)
Jan 01 21:44:28 <Pemander> Evans can not see her, because she is not actually there.
Jan 01 21:44:43 <Tom90deg> "Hm…"
Jan 01 21:44:47 <Pemander> He does, however, see something eyeing him from across the street.
Jan 01 21:44:54 <Pemander> Looks like an animal. A big one.
Jan 01 21:45:19 <EchoFourDelta> Scott taps Ariel's lure and points, then raises his rifle. "Back up, y'all."
Jan 01 21:45:39 <Tom90deg> Susan looks over into the woods. "Think it's that thing again?"
Jan 01 21:45:41 <Sequence> Ariel jerks as he pokes her lure and backs away. "Uh…"
Jan 01 21:45:49 <Pemander> The animal raises what you can only assume is its head and it disappears behind a building.
Jan 01 21:45:49 <EchoFourDelta> Can he tell what it is?
Jan 01 21:46:04 <Tom90deg> «Something is in the woods, looks like some kind of animal."
Jan 01 21:46:20 <Pemander> It's too dark for specifics, unless he has a flashlight on.
Jan 01 21:46:25 <Maddy> «Never a dull moment.» says Elle
Jan 01 21:46:33 <EchoFourDelta> Rifle light. «Elle, this is Evans, we got a big animal movin' back around the side of the hospital.»
Jan 01 21:46:57 <EchoFourDelta> «Back on the side facin' the trees. Head out here?»
Jan 01 21:47:21 <EchoFourDelta> He moves closer to the building, circling around and cutting a wide circle to keep his distance from the corner.
Jan 01 21:47:33 <Tom90deg> Susan follows after Evans
Jan 01 21:47:33 <Pemander> Evans: It looked like a lion. Big mane and everything.
Jan 01 21:47:40 <Maddy> «On it.» she does that
Jan 01 21:48:01 <EchoFourDelta> He glances back at Ariel. "You got a gun?"
Jan 01 21:48:26 <EchoFourDelta> «Big cat, looks like.» He picks up his pace into a slow jog, keeping his weapon up. «Gonna try to bust it.»
Jan 01 21:48:34 <Sequence> She shakes her head furiously. "J-just my knife."
Jan 01 21:49:01 <Tom90deg> Susan follows after Evans. "There's a lot of big cats around here, mountian lions and the like."
Jan 01 21:49:07 <Pemander> When they get to the point where they can see the back of the building, they find…nothing!
Jan 01 21:49:17 <Maddy> 4df+3 Elle pokes around.
Jan 01 21:49:18 <CROM> Maddy: Elle pokes around.: 1 (4df+3=0, -, -, 0)
Jan 01 21:49:20 <EchoFourDelta> 4df+6 Tagging his power, perception to hit. He see anything?
Jan 01 21:49:21 <CROM> EchoFourDelta: Tagging his power, perception to hit. He see anything?: 6 (4df+6=-, 0, 0, +)
Jan 01 21:49:47 <Tom90deg> 4df+3 Perception to search
Jan 01 21:49:48 <CROM> Tom90deg: Perception to search: 5 (4df+3=-, +, +, +)
Jan 01 21:50:22 <Pemander> There's a lion head peering over the side of the building to look at you.
Jan 01 21:50:31 <Pemander> And by over the side, I mean the lion is on the roof.
Jan 01 21:50:41 <Tom90deg> "There."
Jan 01 21:50:55 <Tom90deg> Susan points.
Jan 01 21:51:37 <Sequence> "…Uh."
Jan 01 21:51:47 <EchoFourDelta> 4df+8 Tagging the peception roll and his power. "How the fuck?" He takes a knee, shoots his arm through the sling and wraps it tight around his forearm, raises the muzzle and squeezes off a shot at its exposed head.
Jan 01 21:51:48 <CROM> EchoFourDelta: Tagging the peception roll and his power. "How the fuck?" He takes a knee, shoots his arm through the sling and wraps it tight around his forearm, raises the muzzle and squeezes off a shot at its exposed head.: 5 (4df+8=-, -, 0, -)
Jan 01 21:52:14 <Pemander> 4df+4 Oh shit dont shoot me bro
Jan 01 21:52:15 <CROM> Pemander: Oh shit dont shoot me bro: 4 (4df+4=0, -, +, 0)
Jan 01 21:53:16 <Pemander> The bullet hits the animal right in the eye and exits through the back of its head.
Jan 01 21:53:25 <Maddy> Elle rushes to the sound of gunfire. "Is that a Lion…"
Jan 01 21:53:30 <Tom90deg> "Good shot."
Jan 01 21:53:37 <Pemander> For a while it looks at you like nothing even happened.
Jan 01 21:53:43 <Tom90deg> "WE should head up to the roof and make sure…."
Jan 01 21:53:46 <EchoFourDelta> He keeps the rifle up, waiting to see if it drops. «Got a target hit on the roof. It's what I chased over here. Got up top somehow.»
Jan 01 21:54:05 <EchoFourDelta> «Clean hit to the head. Get up there and check it?»
Jan 01 21:54:07 <Tom90deg> "It could not be physical."
Jan 01 21:54:19 <Sequence> Ariel stares at the lion.
Jan 01 21:54:25 <Pemander> Suddenly, it looks very, /very/ angry.
Jan 01 21:54:26 <Tom90deg> "Right…." Susan looks around for a fire escape, or some wayto climb.
Jan 01 21:54:32 <Maddy> "It's looking right at us guys…"
Jan 01 21:55:22 <Pemander> Gigantic bat wings unfold from its sides and it pushes off from the roof, taking flight.
Jan 01 21:55:37 <Maddy> "Uuuuhhh." Elle keeps her gun on it.
Jan 01 21:55:46 <Tom90deg> "That's a new one."
Jan 01 21:55:48 <EchoFourDelta> "Holy fuckin'…"
Jan 01 21:55:52 <Pemander> Roll pdef, Evanas.
Jan 01 21:55:55 <Pemander> Evans*
Jan 01 21:56:29 <EchoFourDelta> 4df+4 Evans sees it coming, and tries to dive out of the way.
Jan 01 21:56:30 <CROM> EchoFourDelta: Evans sees it coming, and tries to dive out of the way.: 6 (4df+4=+, +, -, +)
Jan 01 21:56:44 <Pemander> 4df+4 How do u like spiens?
Jan 01 21:56:44 <CROM> Pemander: How do u like spiens?: 3 (4df+4=-, -, +, 0)
Jan 01 21:57:19 <Pemander> Evans is able to dive to safety just in time for about twenty needles to fly into the ground next to him.
Jan 01 21:57:21 <EchoFourDelta> 4df+4 He draws his handgun when he hits the dirt and starts squeezing off. "*SHIT*! HIT IT!"
Jan 01 21:57:21 <CROM> EchoFourDelta: He draws his handgun when he hits the dirt and starts squeezing off. "*SHIT*! HIT IT!": 1 (4df+4=-, -, -, 0)
Jan 01 21:57:35 <Pemander> 4df+4 bwahaha
Jan 01 21:57:35 <CROM> Pemander: bwahaha: 4 (4df+4=+, -, 0, 0)
Jan 01 21:57:45 <Pemander> It's moving around too quickly for you to get a clean shot off.
Jan 01 21:57:45 <Tom90deg> 4df+7 Wail (1 AP)
Jan 01 21:57:46 <CROM> Tom90deg: Wail (1 AP): 7 (4df+7=0, 0, 0, 0)
Jan 01 21:57:53 <Maddy> "…is that a fucking Manticore?"
Jan 01 21:58:15 <Maddy> 4df+4 "Why am I asking questions." Elle takes a shot!
Jan 01 21:58:16 <CROM> Maddy: "Why am I asking questions." Elle takes a shot!: 3 (4df+4=+, -, 0, -)
Jan 01 21:58:24 <Pemander> 4df+6 Scared?
Jan 01 21:58:25 <CROM> Pemander: Scared?: 6 (4df+6=-, +, 0, 0)
Jan 01 21:58:50 <EchoFourDelta> Evans drops the empty magazine from his handgun and crawls a few yards before he manages to get to his feet, taking loping steps toward the side of the building, trying to reload.
Jan 01 21:58:51 <Pemander> The creature lands on the roof and looks at Susan. It seems startled.
Jan 01 21:58:55 <Pemander> 4df+4 defense vs elle
Jan 01 21:58:56 <CROM> Pemander: defense vs elle: 5 (4df+4=+, 0, +, -)
Jan 01 21:59:00 <Maddy> D:
Jan 01 21:59:11 <Tom90deg> Susan lets out a screach as the manticore jumps on scott,the unearthly wail entering it's head and frightening it into shocked stillness.
Jan 01 21:59:26 <Pemander> A few shots hit the top of the building and it jumps off again, this time flying away from the group.
Jan 01 21:59:47 <Tom90deg> "Yes."
Jan 01 22:00:17 <Pemander> As it retreats, you can see that there is a massive scorpion stinger where its tail would be.
Jan 01 22:00:24 <Tom90deg> "Yes it was."
Jan 01 22:00:27 <Maddy> "What."
Jan 01 22:00:43 <EchoFourDelta> Scott leans against the wall as he racks the slide of the handgun, peeking his head around the corner as it flies away.
Jan 01 22:00:51 <EchoFourDelta> "We get it?"
Jan 01 22:00:58 <Tom90deg> "YEs it is a manticore."
Jan 01 22:01:06 <Tom90deg> "Haven't seen one of those in ages."
Jan 01 22:01:41 <Maddy> "I wasn't asking for clarification…I'm jsut sayin…what."
Jan 01 22:02:15 <Pemander> «What was all that shooting about? Are you guys dead?»
Jan 01 22:02:31 <Tom90deg> «No, a manticore attacked. We scared it off.»