Post by tombowings on Oct 19, 2010 23:32:38 GMT -6
While the others are busy with the T-12 and setting up the messaging systems, Nodu and Tas run into the room, weapons drawn. Before they can reach the machine--which is now nearly upright--Delectable knocks another arrow and sends it whizzing towards the metal man. [d20=14] The arrow, however, refuses to arch sufficiently downwards and bounces off the petal plating of the back wall.
It is Nodu and her mace arrive first in melee [d20=8], and while her swing is powerful, still bounces off the machine's steel torso. In retaliation, the robot strikes out with its fist [1d20=15] and nodu's meager leather armor is no match for the punch[d10=7;1d10=6]. [Nodu's Hit points = 1d10=8;1d10=2] The strike hits Nodu straight in the chest and she falls to the ground dead, a gaping fist shaped hole remains in what used to be her ribs.
Seeing his companion fall to the ground, Tas invokes a mighty cry and [1d20=17] and pummels the flail [1d10=2; 1d4=1]. The line of the flail wraps around the neck of the machine and with a hardy yank, Tas rips the head from the shoulders. The machine falls to the ground with a loud clang, still and motionless.
So Nodu passes on to the the world beyond and her great bony visage will be missed by all but the P. Ecstacy.
Last Edit: Oct 19, 2010 23:41:56 GMT -6 by tombowings
Delectable shrieks in dismay to see her sister the Bone Woman fall. While a proper burial is obviously out of the question, Delectable chants the ancient words of blessing to ease Nodu's passing to the other side.
Then, she will stand guard at the doorway to the hallway while the others harvest the robot for parts.
Post by waysoftheearth on Oct 20, 2010 15:41:49 GMT -6
After Delectable has completed the ancient ritual Iszak examines the bone woman's fatal wound in detail, "Yeszzz, yeszzz..." he mutters to himself as he comes to a fuller understanding of the physiology of the Bone Men.
If she carried any noteworthy items, he will lay them out on the floor beside her.
Post by tombowings on Oct 20, 2010 16:23:29 GMT -6
Upon her person, Nodu carried:
Rust-coloured robes and head scarf Spiked, studded cudgel fashioned from salvaged scrap metal (mace) Long, jagged knife with hand-guard (dagger) Metal-reinforced leather breastplate, shoulder pads, thigh armour, boots (chain mail) Large Sack 2 Water skins slung across back 6 Torches (in sack) Dried meat, nuts, and bread (1 week rations, in sack)
Post by murquhart72 on Oct 20, 2010 18:29:26 GMT -6
Emerald Blade of All Challenges: "I need that blade! I mean, I'd like to have that knife if no one else wants it."
Emerald Blade would like to follow the others and have his own T-12 droid with him to help him batter his foes to inaction! He shows much respect for the fallen, Bone Woman and treats her remains with as much respect as possible.
Post by tombowings on Oct 23, 2010 12:50:09 GMT -6
Tas scours the fallen body of the machine for useful parts. In additional to single triangular yellow gem, he manages to recover a small, insertable cartage, a steel semi-curricular bowl, and three, mostly hollow cylindrical devices.
T-12 turns to P. Ecstasy: Communication systems online, master. There are four receptors in range and are coming closer.
Post by crusssdaddy on Oct 24, 2010 12:47:46 GMT -6
P. Ecstasy: "Let us consider our next move carefully. The machine hordes are potentially endless, and bar our ability to explore this citadel more fully. We must find a way to remove their aggression.
"Perhaps a ruse? We could direct our Teetwelvs to feign that they have 'captured' us. When presented to the other machines, we could either ambush them, or see where they direct our Teetwelvs to take us. Perhaps deeper, into less securely guarded portions of this fortress..."