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Topic: Flesh & Blood - A CyberPunk Game
Subject: Message from a lurker...

As fun as this Q&A has been already, I'm totally geeked for the game thread to fire up! I love this drek!

Posted on 2016-03-29 at 09:55:00.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty
Subject: Sweet home, Peregrine

Stardate 2365.02.08
Starbase 118; Corridor – 0840

"Tochi," Drake said in reply to Tochi’s observation about Jacobs, "the man is every bit the pompous ass and then some. You've seen how he can be in the sum total of an hour's worth of exposure to him; I've had the 'pleasure' of spending three and a half years serving under him. And yet..." Silas frowned as they walked, "if I told you the whole story, you might well think less of me. It's not that I haven't fantasized many a day about wiping that smug look off of his ridiculous face, but it didn't go down quite like that. If I had simply snapped and punched him... well, almost anyone with a pulse could at least understand it, even if they didn't agree. But I lost control, and it was far worse than that." The Captain's gaze went unfocused. "It's a tale for another time," he added simply.

The Trill offered a nod and an understanding smile. “Another time it is, Captain,” he said, “it’s not as if we’ll have a lot of time to sit over a cup of coffee, today, anyway, is it? I have a feeling that Threel and D’Lar will be impinging on quite a bit of free time over the course of the next several days, for that matter, and, likely, we’ll have Jacobs hovering over our shoulders, as well.”

They had reached the doors to the transporter room by this point and discretion dictated that this particular path of conversation come to an end. Before the transporter room door whisked away ahead of them, though, Tochi paused, clapped Silas on the shoulder and offered up this last; “It would take a lot more than a single tale of ‘’fire-in-the-belly” youth for us to think less of you, Silas. We’ve been there more than once, ourselves.”

That said, the Trill offered his CO a wink and a grin, and then proceeded into the transporter room. “Two to beam over to the Peregrine,” he told the technician manning the controls…

USS Peregrine; Deck 2 – 0850

As Vaela was on post at CONN, and given the fact that the Peregrine wouldn’t even be leaving the dock until 1300, Tochi had decided that taking a few moments to change out of his dress uniform and into his “standard duties,” wouldn’t throw much of a spanner into today’s works. The unexpected taking on of the ambassadors and the mass staff change had done that suitably well enough. As he clipped along toward his quarters, it occurred to him that he hadn’t heard much from Eric since that incident with his glitchy arm, yesterday… If there was something truly off kilter, he’d have let us know, Tochi told himself, All the same, though…

He tapped his commbadge as the door to his quarters whisked away ahead of him; “Lt Zai to Commander Thorson.”

=/=Thorson here,=/= came the response, =/= Good morning.=/=

“Good morning, my friend,” Tochi said following Eric’s acknowledgement, “Just wanted to touch base with you on a couple of things. First and foremost; how are things with your cybernetics? We never did hear back from you, yesterday, after you disappeared from the Obs Lounge…”

=/= Every single test I've run says everything is normal,=/= the Engineering Chief said, =/= But I still have to find out why that happened. I think I'll be meeting with the new CMO later. Maybe she can help shed some light on it.=/=

“Good to hear,” Zai nodded, hanging his dress tunic in the closet before slipping into the standard duty jacket, “that was just a bit on the scary side. Keep us posted if things change, though, hm?”

=/= Will do. We need to make another attempt, see if we can get the mead inside this time,=/= Eric chuckled.

“Alright,” the Trill snickered, affixing his commbadge to his jacket, now, “Second order of business; Captain Drake and I met with the command staff of the Coronado and the Rytain and Kuldar ambassadors, this morning. As it turns out, the ambassadors are locked in a ‘who’s is bigger’ contest and, given that Peregrine is the ‘superior vessel,’ both have decided that taking a berth with us is preferable to the space and amenities provided on Captain Jacobs’ ship…” There was something of a seriously bemused chuckle, here, before Tochi continued, “… Jacobs was less than happy about that but, we think, that’s because he’s playing the same measuring contest as the ambassadors… Anyway, my friend, be prepared for a ping from Ops in regards to any environmental or configuration changes to the quarters they’ll be assigned. It looks like this may be anything but the milk run that Captain Drake was expecting.”

=/= We're on it, Tochi. Looks like we're popular today, so I'll be calling in extra help. And I completely agree with your caution, my friend, =/= Thorson went on, =/= Lessons I learned the hard way under Picard. Which is why I would love to have a conversation later, about why they rotated half the damned ship out, literally while I slept.

This doesn't feel right, Tochi. They didn't touch Engineering, so I know good people are still in place here, but I don't like going into an unknown tactical situation with half the crew manning brand-new posts. I'm sure they're good people, but they're not our people yet, and they don't know this ship yet. I'm swamped for who knows how long, but when we get some time I would very much like to find out what the hell is going on here. And if you can let the Captain know I'd like a moment when he has time, I'd appreciate it. =/=

“Agreed,” Tochi answered, stepping back into the corridor and making for the bridge, “I’m sure the Captain is going to call a staff meeting in advance of the ambassadors’ arrival. Some of your concerns will certainly be addressed there. As to the rest… wellll… that’s a discussion best taken offline. We’ll make arrangements.”

=/= You watch your spotted backside, my friend.=/=

“We always do, Eric,” Tochi grinned, “Talk to you soon. Zai out.”

((OOC: Just a little something fluffy, providing the convo between Thorson and Zai mentioned in Duncan’s last post. All responses from Thorson provided by Duncan, himself… I din’t be hijackin’ NUFFIN!!!

Anyway, Tochi’s en route to the bridge… if anyone needs to bump into him or whatnot, feel free. ))

Posted on 2016-03-29 at 09:33:07.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: Fluff and stuff... always fun, in my opinion! Keep it up! I'll read it!

Posted on 2016-03-29 at 05:13:57.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: MED

Nice post, ladies!

Posted on 2016-03-28 at 18:09:25.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: Whoa!!!

+ 1,000,000 golden interwebz to Boo Boo for the "Heavy Metal" reference!

Posted on 2016-03-28 at 16:33:57.
Edited on 2016-03-28 at 16:35:24 by Eol Fefalas

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: For diplomatic purposes...

...they should probably be referred to as "escorts" as opposed to "security detail".

Posted on 2016-03-28 at 16:31:24.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: LMAO

The bridge of the Peregrine, shrouded in a thick, pngent cloud of smoke, is all but abandoned save for Lieutenants Lasad and Zai...

Zai: *leans forward squinting at the viewscreen with bleary, red-tinged eyes... blinks and slowly looks at Dio* Hey, man! Am I driving okay?

Dio: Uhhhhhhh... *looks up from the 'herb samples' in his lap, leans forward and peers through the viewscreen*... i think we're parked, man...

Posted on 2016-03-28 at 16:06:24.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: Dio and Tochi...

...I can see it now; Peregrine gets some hot-rod engines and a sexy new paint-job. Dope sound system and leather interior on the bridge. Miniskirts brought back as part of the uniform... for everyone!!!!

Ooooh, yeah. Drake's in trouble.

Posted on 2016-03-28 at 15:46:09.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: So sayeth Captain Cabbage! LOL

Thanks, Dox! Horatio's not bad, himself!

And, yeah... talk to Horatio! That's how it's done... get into his head "beyond the job," explore his past (both major events and minor occurrences, ask him about his wants/needs/dreams, etc... it's those kinds of things that you use to not only build a character, layer by layer, but, also, use as an impetus to spin off side-plots and whatnot.

Posted on 2016-03-28 at 15:39:17.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: Also...

...Dio looks like he's gonna be a hoot! Looking forward to Tochi meeting him.

Posted on 2016-03-28 at 15:24:57.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: I would think so...

A standard detachment would be reasonable, possibly additional manpower stationed at "sensitive" parts of the ship. So far, all we've got is a couple of ambassadors (minus their entourages) coming aboard. I don't think there's a need for anything too out of the ordinary.

Posted on 2016-03-28 at 15:22:31.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: Yep...

...pretty sure that's implied. Not necessarily that TAC/Sec would have been on the bridge but that, at the very least, Ops would have passed the information down.

Posted on 2016-03-28 at 14:04:05.

Topic: AMC's The Walking Dead
Subject: Okay...

...I've gotten past the point of guesses, really, as the show has gone in radically different directions than the comics where characters and their deaths are concerned. That said, I'm all but certain that one of the "fan-favorites" is gonna get an up-close-and-personal intro to Lucille and I've narrowed it down to just a few possibilities based on who Dwight and crew already have bagged at the end of last night's episode and who else is "outside the walls" and could easily join them.

1)Glenn - obvious choice given his comics outcome, plus, he's cheated death like NINE times, now. That cat's out of lives! On the other hand, I feel like they're going the "Glenn/Maggie/Sophia" route from the comics with Glenn/Maggie/Enid and there were some interesting little plot points from all of that. However, given what happened to Maggie last night coinciding with Glenn being bagged by the Saviours... it'd be a truly horrific and heartbreaking finale to see Glenn get it... Chances: 8/10

2)Sasha - Seriously doubtful. While definitely an interesting character, she's hardly what I'd call a fan favorite, and, as such, wouldn't have as much an impact if Negan were to end her run, here. Chances 1/10

3)Rosita - see Sasha. Although, if Rosita were to get the brainpan trauma ending, it might set up an interesting set of circumstances that would affect the Sasha/Abraham relationship soooo... Chances 3/10

4)Daryl - Arguably the #1 fan favorite and, therefore, biggest impact as far as a "gut wrenching season finale" would be concerned. Plus, he's put the "no mercy" on the Saviors pretty good and, as such, likely identified himself to Negan as one of the larger threats from the Alexandria folks... Then again #1 fan favorite, right? Do the producers risk a fan exodus if they brain Daryl? Chances 8/10

5)Carol - because, like Daryl, she's put the hurting on the Saviors pretty good, "Miss Gun Up Your Sleeve," and she made the mistake of leaving one alive who followed her... What a display that would make, right? Braining the crazy lady and giving her the escape she was looking for while simultaneously making the audience go "OMG! Not CAROL!!!" Chances 4/10

6)Morgan - see Sasha and Rosita. That aside, the little booger would probably offer himself up to spare the others... I think he's got more time, just the same, and, like Carol, we didn't see him actually with the Saviors sooo... chances 3/10

Posted on 2016-03-28 at 14:01:12.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty
Subject: The meeting from Tochi's perspective.

Stardate 2365.02.08
Starbase 118, Conference Room A3 – 0745

Tochi had, of course, known that Captain Drake had no intention of showing up for this meeting at 0800. The man had an inborn punctuality and, also, the discipline instilled by his years of training and service in Starfleet but, in this particular case, neither of those things actually drove Drake’s desire to arrive as early as they had. Instead, the Trill surmised, it was Silas’ absolute refusal to give the pompous Captain Jacobs a microgram of ammunition to use against him that urged the hyper-punctuality, this morning. So it was that, at 0715, Vaela had taken the CONN and, immediately thereafter, Captain Drake and Lt Zai had left the Peregrine in the capable hands of her crew and made their way to the designated conference room aboard Starbase 118, arriving well in advance of the scheduled start time.

All in all, there hadn’t been much conversation between the XO and his Captain, this morning, either. Drake had been relatively quiet and contemplative and, for his part, Zai had affected much the same demeanor – both of their minds, Tochi knew, were likely travelling aboard similar trains of thought – and, so, they sat there for a good while; each reviewing, categorizing, and prioritizing their individual thoughts in the comfort of that shared silence. As the hour drew nearer to 0800, though, the silence seemed to lose a bit of it’s easiness to something of an edgy apprehension…

He’s dreading this face-to-face with Jacob’s, the Trill mused, glancing at his CO and, yet again, mentally reviewing every bit of overlap in the service records of Drake and Jacobs, trying to isolate a particular incident or interaction which could have inspired such a palpable tension. Tochi had formed something of an idea as to where to abrasiveness between Drake and Jacobs might have been rooted but had, as yet, to ask Silas to confirm his suspicions. Instead, he found himself approaching the situation as Kasru might have… playing the political “long game,” as it were… waiting patiently, watching intently, and not letting the tiniest detail go unnoticed or unnoted. He’d have his confirmation by the end of this meeting whether it was vocalized or not.

“Here we go,” Tochi murmured as the conference room door hissed open. He offered Drake a reassuring grin and got to his feet as Jacobs and his XO entered.

Mister Drake,” Jacobs sneered by way of greeting Silas; the disdain in his intentional misuse of the honorific was as obvious as the haughty set of his visage. The Coronado’s Commanding Officer turned his scornful eyes on Zai for a brief moment…

“Sir,” Lt Zai said from behind a spurious smile.

… and then returned to Drake and mockingly queried; “Your own executive officer is a lieutenant?”

Had they not been characteristically clasped behind his back, in that instant, someone would surely have seen the fingers on one of Tochi’s hands start to curl into a fist. It was an almost instinctual reaction, really, and belonged solely to Tochi… though the symbiont did empathize. He was reminded, in a flood of Kasru, though, that such a reaction would not bode well for anyone concerned, and forced himself to relax his hand…

"On a Saber class vessel, we have a shortage of senior ranking officers," Drake offered a measured response to Jacobs’ goading, "Fortunately for us, Lieutenant Zai is as fine an officer as I have had the pleasure to serve with."

Tochi’s smile was a bit less spurious when he offered it to Jacobs, again, along with a curt nod.

Captain Jacobs' face avoided a sneer, but his voice did not. "Indeed," he offered before idly indicating the woman to his left. "This is Commander Farr, my own Executive Officer."

“Bethany Farr,” the woman introduced herself in a far more pleasant fashion than did her Captain, “A pleasure to meet you gentlemen.”

There’s our in-road where the Coronado’s command staff is concerned, Zai thought as Farr shook hands with Captain Drake… With no lack of disapproval showing on Jacobs’ pinched face.

All traces of disingenuousness were gone from the lieutenant’s smile when he accepted Commander Farr’s hand. “Tochi Zai,” he offered by way of formality, “Very nice to make your acquaintance, Commander.”

“Drake,” Jacobs was already continuing with his imperious posturing when Zai let go of the woman’s hand, “you are here because the diplomats have requested to meet the commanders of each vessel - not for your silver tongue. You will answer questions if the diplomats direct any to you, but otherwise, you will speak only if spoken to. At all times, you will show proper deference to the chain of command. Do I make myself clear?"

“Crystal, sir.”

After that exchange, Zai was almost relieved that the Rytain and Kuldar diplomats entered at just that moment. The Rytain Ambassador Threel’s entrance preceded that of the Kuldar’s Ambassor D’lar by a nanosecond, it seemed, but, once through the door, the pair saw to it that the space between them was considerable. There was a flurry of introductions, greetings, and, at some probing by Threel, some explanation as to the difference between rank and title.

“…the commanding officer of a Federation starship is always referred to as ‘Captain,’” Silas was explaining to the Rytain ambassador, “One is a position, one is a rank. I hold the first, though not the second.”

Threel nodded, appearing mollified by the explanation. "Thank you for clearing up the confusion," he responded.

Silas smiled politely. "Of course."

Well done, Captain, Tochi thought, Despite those initial choppy seas, we’re into smoothing sailing, now, it seems.

For the next bit of time, too, it did seem as if all was proceeding as expected. The Ambassadors and Captain Jacobs went over the itinerary for this diplomatic undertaking, proceeded on to discuss the topics of each contingent’s staff and their needs, and, then came what should have been a brief discussion on the assignment of quarters and facilities for the delegates aboard the CoronadoShould have…

"Commander Drake," D’Lar barked toward what should have been the tail end of the conversation, "is it not true that you are in command of the superior vessel?"

Zai’s eyebrows shot upward, at this, and, from the look on the Captain’s face, it seemed that Silas was similarly taken aback. The corners of Tochi’s mouth wanted to follow his eyebrows when, after Jacobs had attempted to field the query aimed at Drake, the Kuldar ambassador shut him down and reengaged the Peregrine’s CO. Fortunately, the Trill managed to maintain a proper sense of decorum and regained his composure as quickly as it had been disrupted. This was a much harder task to accomplish when, after Silas was allowed a brief moment to explain the differences between his own ship and the Coronado, Ambassadors D’Lar and Threel both opted for ‘smaller cabins on the superior ship.’

Interesting, Tochi thought, trying his very best not to crack a smile in the face of Jacobs’ indignant spluttering. It should have been expected, we suppose. Given both Rytain and Kuldar histories, coupled with cultural and tactical tendencies, this kind of ‘Alpha posturing’ should have been obvious…

“As you wish, ambassadors,” Drake responded diplomatically to the delegates’ unexpected demands, I will have quarters prepared for you at once.”

“We are scheduled to depart at thirteen hundred hours,” a seething Jacobs managed to interject.

The good Captain appears to be boiling himself from the inside out, Zai couldn’t help but notice and, truth be told, revel in, as the Ambassadors lobbied their final requests and farewells. Jacobs fumed in silence, though, and Silas seized upon that roiling reticence, contacting Lt Moriden and giving the acting Ops Chief orders to make the appropriate preparations for the ambassadors’ arrival.

=/=Aye, sir. ~wheeze~ I’m on it, now. =/=

"Thank you, Lieutenant. Drake out." With that Silas met Captain Jacobs' gaze. "Do you have any orders, sir?"

His lips tight in anger, Jacobs shook his head before speaking slowly and pointedly. "Do not screw this up, Mister Drake."

Silas nodded, unable to keep a smile from tugging at the corner of his mouth despite the tension from the situation.

"Dismissed," Jacobs spat as he spun and stalked out of the conference room.

“Commander Farr,” Tochi said, catching the woman’s attention before she could be sucked into her captain’s wake. He extended a hand which she accepted. “Captain Jacobs looks a bit miffed,” he offered with as warm a smile as he could muster, “Please, tell him not to take any of the ambassadors’ demands as a personal affront. We suspect that both delegates are simply laying claim to perceived strength in order to mask all too real weaknesses. Certainly he understands that, hm?”

Commander Farr blinked once or twice, offered a nod and a smile of her own, and said; “If he didn’t hear you on his way out, Lt Zai, I’ll be sure to relay the message.

Again, a pleasure to meet you gentlemen,” she said taking her leave, “Good morning.”

Once she was gone, Tochi turned to Silas, and smiled. “That went well,” he said, gesturing to the door, “Shall we, Captain? We’ve got a just few short hours to ‘polish a turd’ as the good Captain Jacobs might be wont to say…”

A few moments later, in the corridors of the Starbase, as they made their way back to the Peregrine’s berth, Tochi glanced sidelong at his Captain and said; “We’re pretty sure we’ve figured out where the animosity between Jacobs and yourself comes from, sir, and, if it makes you feel any better, I thought about dropping him on his pompous ass, myself, in the first minutes we met the man.”

((OOC: Boom! That took a minute! Room for interjections and whatnot, throughout. Looking to do a back on the ship post very shortly. ))

Posted on 2016-03-28 at 12:44:30.
Edited on 2016-03-28 at 12:46:13 by Eol Fefalas

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: Wow!

That was some posting!!!

My weekend got utterly consumed by honey-do's and Easter with the family. Catching up, now,and hoping to catch Tochi up before long.

Posted on 2016-03-28 at 07:57:17.

Topic: Yana's Emporium of Stuff and Things
Subject: *censored*

*even more censored*

Posted on 2016-03-25 at 16:39:53.

Topic: The Bleeding Lute - Come on in and Play!
Subject: Amin n'rangwa edanea

“Perhaps,” Nyx answered from behind a wry grin, “it means that I care very little for what they might think of or about me, yes?” His gaze swept the room, again, pausing on one face or another along the course of it’s travel; regarding each with a bit more curiosity than he’d ever deigned to allow before. When he framed Tatiana in his sight again, he offered a faint shrug along with a short puff of air that may have passed for a chuckle; “And, perhaps, this ‘fear’ they have of me is self-inflicted.

I come to this place for the wine,” he continued, still grinning, “the mushroom stew, and, from time-to-time – how is it said? – to conduct business, yes? Never have I threatened a one of them, or so much as raised my voice, to that end. Neither have I ever caused a disturbance on any of my visits. I come, I drink my wine, I eat my stew, and, now and again, have conversations. What is there to fear from that?”

The Mith’ganni lifted his goblet again. “Yes,” he said following a taste of the wine, “any fear they have of me comes from their own imaginings, I think. Or from rumors nervously whispered across a tavern table, mayhap, hm? They have more to fear, I think, from you, lirimaer,” he gestured at Tatiana with his cup, and winked, “With your sorcerous eyes and all your little eldritch trinkets.” He feigned a shudder even as he smiled; “Terrifying. Truly.”

Posted on 2016-03-25 at 10:30:22.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: Oh yeah?

If you two kids keep it up, I'll turn this ship around and we'll go right back home... Nobody goes to Risa!

Posted on 2016-03-24 at 15:38:04.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: LOL @ lower the shields


Posted on 2016-03-24 at 15:32:49.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: Unless... mistake an airlock for a restroom door, then, that's a really looooong tour.

Posted on 2016-03-24 at 12:35:10.

Topic: The Bleeding Lute - Come on in and Play!
Subject: Volley... ;)

Nyx smiled in the face of the woman’s appraisal of the Mith’ganni and, while the expression had the appearance of amusement, there was a coldness to it that made the smile almost mask-like. Once Tatiana had finished passing her judgement and taken to toying with her ring, Nyx nodded faintly, and reached for his wine. A drink from the goblet washed the smile from his lips and his moon-hued eyes skimmed the room before returning to Tatiana.

“My people must have changed quite a bit since I was last among them, yes?” He sipped at his wine, again, and seemed to contemplate the matter for a moment. “In fact, the last time I recall any attempts to mystify and frighten, as you say, or any ‘meager displays of power,’ it came from our shaman,” he arched a brow and leaned back, deeper into his shadows, “He died trying to frighten me, in fact.” That last was spoken somewhat softer and had more the sound of confession to it than boast.

“As to arrogance,” he continued after a moment, a bit of the humor returning to his voice, now, “I suppose you have the right of it, there, my cousin. I have been named so, myself, yes? So, perhaps, this is a truth.

Shall I share with you, another, then,” the razor-edged smile flitted across his lips again, “I have learned, in all these many years away from Shanurdir, that true arrogance – the purest form of it – is often a domain specifically reserved for spell-slinging slitches.”

Posted on 2016-03-24 at 12:32:26.

Topic: Star Trek: the Edge of Duty Q&A
Subject: Turn your head...

...and cough, Dox! Here come the ice cubes!

Posted on 2016-03-24 at 10:09:50.

Topic: Buried Evil Q&A
Subject: Right back at ya, Hammer!

Definitely a fun group!

Posted on 2016-03-24 at 09:47:21.

Topic: Buried Evil Q&A
Subject: I imagined as much...

...which is why he responded with the ambiguous "Many"...

Posted on 2016-03-24 at 09:34:32.

Topic: The Evil Best Left Buried
Subject: May my aim be true!

"We make it alive to Crandel, this night,” Vengador said flatly, the cleric’s vigilance not lessened in the least, “And no shamblers emerge from the mist. When we find a dry and comfy inn, the first round is on me, friend Talca."

“That being the case,” Talca quipped in response, “I look forward to the next time you are mistaken, hodoer.” The syl offered a wink along with that jibe but, as the cleric of Solanis was still enrapt with scouring the landscape about them and Talca, himself, had begun to turn his sights back to the road ahead, it may have gone unnoticed.

After Rae had made an offering of food and coin to the pilgrims, talk among the party began to lean in the direction of providing an escort for the Lysoran Pilgrims. Following some in-talk on the subject, Irel took the initiative and addressed the pilgrims directly; "Oi! Do you folks need some to accompany yerselves to the shrine? Is it far?"

"The shrine is still some days away,” the leader called back, “but nonbelievers will not be allowed to visit. Still, thank you for your kindness - the Blue Lady's blessings on you all."

Talca heard the giggling, then, and thought it an odd response or even addition to the conversation… Curious that one should find anything about this funny, he thought… but, then, he realized that the eerie giggling hadn’t come from among the pilgrim group but from something else, just beyond them. As fearful moans rose from the pilgrims, groans of a different sort added to the chorus when several figures emerged from the dusk and moved on the Lysorans.

“Lysora save us,” the lead pilgrim wailed as one of the dark shapes rushed his group, “they have come!”

Ed’ i’ear ar’ elenea,” the ranger cursed, nocking an arrow and moving to get a clear shot… As he set the arrow to the string, he sprinted back down the road toward the knot of pilgrims. Dropping to a knee, he drew back the bowstring and sighted in a target...

“Talca,” the Shieldmaiden of Falloes called, “how many?”

Many,” Talca answered as he loosed his first arrow, targeting an attacker nearest the panicked pilgrims… He had yet to actually count the number of assailants, of course, but figured that “many” was a good enough estimate for the time being. As he readied another arrow and positioned himself for another shot, though, the pathfinder did start to take a tally…

((OOC: Talca will engage at range until/unless it becomes impractical, targeting those “shamblers” that come too close to the pilgrims or his own party first. When/if ranged “fire support” isn’t the best choice, though, away goes the bow and out come the machetes… hacking and slashing at it’s finest!))

Posted on 2016-03-24 at 08:02:32.
Edited on 2016-03-24 at 10:07:37 by Eol Fefalas

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