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Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Goto the light


Hornsilver Mine - Old Shaft, Regina, Frisco, Day Nine 12:50 am Planet Time

Rocks were falling down the drift and the dust was beginning to swirl up like a wind storm in the desert. Wolf and Asher were both tired, wounded, and past the point of where the average person would have hung up their hats and gave in to death. But the words of the Captain, terse, strong and confident flooded through them like an energy and giving them the will to move on. They ran for the ladders, Asher making sure that Wolf was on first and heading up. He followed behind not thinking of what would happen if the big mechanic let go.

Whoever built this old shaft knew how to properly set a rigging into stone, because the ladders held firm. The two men looked up to the night sky above and concentrated on one rung at a time, as fast as they could but one rung at a time.



"Help me with Sam, please, Captain-san?" Willow asked.

“Wake her,” Wyatt crouched and gave Sam a slightly rough pat on the cheek causing the pilot’s eyes to flutter open. “Ya’all better come with me if’n ya want t’ live.”

Sam moaned, tried to wince, caught his breath in pain and blinked through the haze that was blocking his vision as he grasped his friend’s outstretched hand and was pulled to his feet.

“There’s a shaft out there that we’ll have t’ climb outta, and double time at that.” Wyatt briefly gave directions on how to reach the shaft before turning to the red-head Willow had just woken with her using an injection through her hypo-spray. Bending down, he looked her square in the eyes, She looked to be suffering and her eyes were jumping, but Wyatt didn’t know if that was fear or whatever Willow had given her – and he didn’t much care.

“Willow,” Wyatt said without removing his gaze from Brigit’s. “Go help Sam git topside as though yer skirts were on fire.” Once that order was given it was obvious the next bit was for Brigit as his tone took on an edge cold enough to rival the Dark. “Move wrong, and mine is the last pretty face you’ll ever see. Now git up, cause the world is about to fall in.”

Sam moved with an alacrity borne from fear and the need to survive. He ignored the pain in his face and practically carried Willow to the ladders and out of the this so called treasure room. The dust was billowing now as more rocks crashed to the floor and it sounded like very nearby. Timbers split with a thunderous cracks and bangs so loud it sounded like explosives,

Willow found the ladder up the shaft which was merciful close to the hatchway, Sam following close behind. She could see the night sky way above and it seemed like a terribly long way up but she was determined not to falter.

Brigit meekly followed Wyatt’s directions and they came out into dust, thunder and a cacophony of rocks hit rocks. Wyatt found the ladder, not by sight but somehow he knew exactly where to go and started climbing behind Brigit as fast as he could. All hell was breaking loose underneath them as they climbed and climbed up the shaft.

A loud pop noise came and for a couple of seconds the sound of the collapse drift was quiet, then the last timber resisting its surge gave way and the ground shook like a earthquake. The dust billowed high, straight up the shaft coving the rungs and party with dirt and powdery dust.

Wolf looked up and the top of the shaft seemed so far still. The dust made it hard for him to hold on and
His chest burned with fire, He coughed and coughed, finding it hard to draw a breath. I’m not gonna make it he thought. It seemed to him that there were light above him now and he wonder if this was it – that he should just go into the light and accept his fate.

Then a harness on the end of a rope slapped him across the face. A safety harness?! Wolf snapped out of it and realized that ropes were being thrown down. He grabbed at the harness and it beeped as he did. The straps unbuckle and moved on their own around his chest and waist. Suddenly he was being pulled up. It hurt like all hell but he didn’t have to hold on anymore and slipped into unconsciousness.

Asher spied the harnesses coming down as well and yelled out to the people below him. Soon everyone was rapidly coming up through the dust cloud to the surface. Willow, Wyatt and Brigit were all hauled up to safety.

On the surface, there were many people. Miners were there with a safety rig that they used to save the crew, with many strong flood lights attached to illuminate the area. Bowman was there as well, first to make sure that everyone got out alright. Bailey was holding n to Wolf and calling for Doc McGuire who was coming in as fast as his old legs would let him.

Brigit was lying on the ground covering her eyes and holding her head like she was recovering from an all night drinking binge. She curses wicked as she bemoaned how bad her head felt. Dac McGuire looked at her and then over at Willow and smile, “Pantelline? Remind me never to cross you Miss Willow.”

The dust settled and the doctor was calling out to people, “Okay, I want these men,” he said pointing at Wolf, Sam and Asher, “Brought to my place now! Gently too so no rough riding.” The Doctor looked over to Willow, “You feel up to helping? I’m just an old country doctor.”

Bowman walked over to where Brigit was retching in the grass. “Good day Miss Brigit. We haven’t been introduced. The name is Andrew Bowman and I am the new sheriff in town. I am also a close friend and relative by marriage to Captain Wyatt Sung. I believe you and I will have a lot to talk about so let me just say, you are now bound by law,” Andrew leaned down and roughly grabbed her wrists to slap a pair of handcuffs on her, “and now you are bound up right pretty. Now stay right there or I will have them lights brought down to shine directly on you. Dohn ma?”

Wyatt looked on and let himself breathe. He had got them all out. They would all fly again.

Posted on 2012-07-23 at 18:10:24.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Wow


Love the posts - all of them. I will have to work hard to make this a thrilling conclusion.

Posted on 2012-07-23 at 12:30:02.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Getting out


Great posts from all, thank you. I will try to give Vanadia a chance to post this weekend so I can respond.

No one mentioned anything about using plot points... Wyatt has 4, Wolf has one, Ash has three and Willow has all six of hers intact. These can be used to assist in:

Climbing
Climbing fast
Climbing really fast
Climbing even faster than that
Carrying sleepy hot lady while climbing
Resist making fun of Sam for getting beat up by a girl




Posted on 2012-07-20 at 14:00:26.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: OMG


"it's me, Wyatt. I'd kinda like t' come on in if'n you don' mind."


Now there is a t-shirt if I ever saw one!!

To get the rest of you into a mood to post.

Firefly: It's the end of the verse as we know it and I feel fine

Posted on 2012-07-19 at 02:12:38.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Post Forest Post!


Come on people! I got some exciting heroics to be going on. I need to finish this campaign off in a Whedon-style dramatic flair and style.

Start posting!!!!! Geez!

Posted on 2012-07-18 at 15:09:19.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: winch wench


The mule has a winch and a spool of rope attached. Pull weight of 5000 lbs before someone asks.

Posted on 2012-07-18 at 01:09:50.
Edited on 2012-07-18 at 01:51:28 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: yeah


Be the mineshaft. Cerainly worked for Pearson. Is he worrying now? No! No more violent rage either.

Posted on 2012-07-17 at 19:27:57.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: option 1????


Chickens in a mineshaft!!! Guys, don't put John Ryan in charge of the ship, or shuttle or buying food.


Heck, I am sure the Wyatt Sung has gotten out of worse scraps that this in the war, with less supplies, less men and less time. I bet if Chuck Norris was in the situation, he'd call Wyatt.

Posted on 2012-07-17 at 18:45:06.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Let me sum up


Wolf is mobile, he does not need carrying. He is at half life points right now. Like mal still fighting even though he had been stabbed badly. So he looks worse than he is. Sam is revivable with a stimulant or even smelling salts.

The options are as follow:

1) Panic and run around like chickens in a mine shaft

2) Get Willow, Sam and Brigit and get up the old shaft as fast as you can manage. Brigit will have to be carried or Doctor will have to hit her with a stim.

3) Everyone head down into secret room and wait it out, hoping like hell that someone comes to bury you out.

4) Half and half, shove the beaten and the sleepy into the secret room and the rest escape to get help to dig them out.

Your questions:
1. Try our luck dragging Wolf down the long, old shaft to the old elevator (the way we came down, right?), or...

The way Wolf and Ash came down. You took the new elevator and came down the drift.

- Which way is a shorter distance to move the big injured mechanic?

The Old shaft is right there so definitely the shortest route.

- Can Wyatt quickly ascertain the extent to which Fenris is injured, and just how soon he's going to need medical attention? Also, would it be quicker to get Fenris to Willow, or try to get him topside to the doc?

Willow is nearby and has her kit. Fenris, if he lets you examine him took three bullets but two were stopped by his ribcage and a third was a through and through without hitting an artery. He needs patching but you keep running and when you can't run, you crawl and when you can't crawl anymore ... well you know the rest.


Posted on 2012-07-17 at 18:12:12.
Edited on 2012-07-17 at 18:17:35 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Glad you enjoyed it.


The next one should prove to be nearly as exciting.

Posted on 2012-07-16 at 18:46:28.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: homage


For those of you who are new to the game, the player who created Asher was called Blammm. He left the linn when his wife was diagnosed with a brain tumour and I often think of him and how he is doing now. So the use of his ID for the gunfire was an homage to him. Odyson has done an excellent job of keeping the uniqueness of the character alive today.

The "slow motion" description of the combat was inspired by Sherlock Holmes 2, A Game of Shadows which I was watching the night before I wrote the post.

Celeste! Loki! Your chance to join the game is coming soon.

Posted on 2012-07-16 at 12:55:09.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: posted


Things just got interesting...

You have maybe ten minutes before total collapse, based on how fast timbers are breaking as the roof gives way down the drift toward you.

Posted on 2012-07-16 at 02:00:36.
Edited on 2012-07-16 at 02:09:23 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: On the rocks


Hornsilver Mine - In the Unstable Drift 1st level, Regina, Frisco, Day Nine 12:42 am Planet Time

Captain Wyatt arrived at the side of Fenris and saw the wounds. Normally, three to the chest like this would mean death for any man, but the mechanic was moving and grabbing his weapon. The bullets had torn through the ballistic vest like it was cellophane but somehow the man kept a tight grip on life. Either way, Wolf was gonna need the doctor's tender mercies in a short time. Yet, as he reached his side, the big man used Wyatt's shoulder to pull himself up and fire a burst down the drift.

Lau Tsu knew that there was to be trouble soon. The men at the other side of drift had every reason to want Pearson as much as him, but they had guns and would use them. Patience was his guide, as he moved silently to one side of the sheriff and flicked a handful of powder at the man's face, then deliberately scuffed his foot to alert the sheriff of his presence. Pearson was partially blinded and in the dark. He pulled his pistol and pointed at where the Black dressed man was before, but the assassin was gone. Then there was a sound to his left, and some powder sprinkled on his face. He didn't play it no mind and fired two quick shots

Asher wasn't listening to Wyatt's command to get under cover. The opportunity to shoot was once only and he wasn't gonna miss it. his hand moved as a blur as he drew his cannon of a gun and opened fire with all skill and hopes behind every bullet. But just as he did, Pearson fired his gun and the end of the drift lit up again. Pearson's coat, hat and face were caught in the flash and he screamed in pain.

BLAMMM

The first bullet took Pearson in the shoulder and spin him around unwillingly towards Asher. At the moment, Pearson realized that he under-estimated this young man. He should have been paying more attention instead of dismissing him as a skirt chasing boy.

BLAMMM

The second bullet took him in the chest, and the sheriff started to fall backwards.

BLAMMM

The third bullet skinned by his face but not close enough to be anything other than a scar and a conversation piece.

BRAPPTATATATAT

Wolf's steadying himself on the captain helped him line up the double blurry images he saw in flames at the end of the drift. He knew he hit him, as Pearson jerked spasmodically and fell down to the ground.

A second passed, and only that, no more as the sheriff lay, but then the man jerked back up with inhuman-like will and this time with rifle in hand. The man was a menace with that rifle, and many a good men had died because of his speed, accuracy and deadliness.

But not today ...

BLAMMM
Asher focused on the burning embers on Luke's hat and aimed slightly lower, the first shot took off the Sheriff's ear painfully.

BLAMMM

The second through his throat and out the back.

BLAMMM

Final bullet in the cylinder and it hit through the cheek, shattering teeth, tongue and upper palate in all sort of painful manner. The Sheriff felt again. Asher dropped his empty weapon and without thinking drew another gun from his side holster. As he did, the ceiling above him groaned and the sound of timbers splintering came down the drift.

And Pearson stood up again like some killer robot in a B-grade holoflick. - alive by the sheer will to do nothing else but kill the kid before he shuffled off his mortal coil. But as soon as he got up, the groaning above gave way to loud crackling and the rocks above Sheriff Luke Pearson broke free of the support beams and fell down upon him with crushing force. After that blow, the sheriff rose no more.

The timbers one set closer to the Kid creaked and shattered. Echoing cracks and sounds like thunder moved down the drift like a vengeful ghost coming to steal the souls of the living.

Lau Tsu looked down the drift at Asher and shouted, "Fly you fools!" before vanishing down toward the newer drift and the working elevator. As he did more rocks fell into the drift around Pearson's body, cutting off that route to the party.

The mine was about to collapse - it was only a matter of time. The Timbers were all that was holding it up and they were breaking down. Rocks fell, and closer and closer to where the Captain, Wolf, and the Kid were standing.

Hornsilver Mine - Secret Room, Regina, Frisco, Day Nine 12:42 am Planet Time

"No, no need for that, Brigit...I'm not willin' to die over money. Just wanted a big score before my looks fade, that's all, " she snivelled," Hang on, the piece is in my bag. You know I'm right handed, you watched me close enough...let me reach in with my left and get it. Hard to believe it's still white, " she said," it should be red with all the blood it's spilled."

Brigit snatched the chess piece from Willow's hand and immediately looked at the bottom to check if it was the key. "She smiled a cold smile, "You know WIllow. I really never could get a bead on you. I thought you were smart. I thought you were the one to watch, but in the end you do something as dumb as this. You are weak and pathetic. A little pain and you cave in immediately. I really expect better from you." Brigit eyes shifted from Willow to the chess piece and back to Willow. Then she took a step back and looked at Willow's gloves.

"Son of a Bit...." She said as her eyes rolled into her head and she felt to the ground.

Willow only had a brief moment of victory to savour before gunfire could be heard from above and then a horrible sound of rocks falling and timber snapping.

Posted on 2012-07-16 at 02:00:03.
Edited on 2012-07-16 at 02:07:22 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Hello


I will be posting tonight and all will be revealed.

And then you can figure out how to deal with it.

Posted on 2012-07-15 at 21:58:39.

Topic: The Avatar State
Subject: Hello


Just a reminder to new players, please read above. The last three submissions have been huge. If you don't know how to resize, then email it to me. It works better than me, downloading the image, editing it, uploading it back etc etc etc.

As well, don't use images with a name on it unless it is you who drew it.

The avatar queue is now clear. If I did not do your image, then resubmit please.

Thank you
Alacrity

Posted on 2012-07-12 at 16:09:57.
Edited on 2012-07-12 at 16:10:56 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Ummm


Willow is a non-fighting type. Don't think you are gonna see any booty bashing.

However she does have an ace or two up her sleeves if anyone remembers ...

Posted on 2012-07-12 at 15:43:27.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: huh?


I really don't memorize the chinese.

Cathy should be home tomorrow night. I will pressure her to do a Rocinate post so I can move things forward and end the suspension ....

Posted on 2012-07-12 at 02:24:26.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Oh, look what I found


Munchkin is such a fun game

Photobucket

Posted on 2012-07-11 at 15:13:40.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: cookies?


If they are chocolate chip cookies this could be love.

Remember that you all have some plot points left, except maybe Ash...



Posted on 2012-07-11 at 14:43:27.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: if


If the drift starts to collapse, you have three options in my mind

1) Run and try to get up the old shaft. It is reinforced by the remains of the elevator shaft and will probably hold if you get high enough.

2) Run for the New elevator - a long run and through dangerous collapsing area but once you get into the newer drift, you would be safe.

3) Head down into the treasure room - It will protect you from the collapse but you'll have to hope and pray that someone can dig you out before you run out of air.

Maybe it won't collapse. There is only a 10% chance per loud noise, accumulatively. Wolf shot twice, then Ash six times and Wolf three more, that's 11 X 10% .... Umm... or was that 5%?

Posted on 2012-07-11 at 13:45:06.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: committed


Ody - At this point I would say that Ash has committed to his action so you are not allowed to change it. Sorry but you had enough time for takebacksie. I warned you guys at least three times that this shaft was unstable.

Tann - I am not sure why you had wolf go unconscious. You have life point and less stun damage than wound. You can't move fast. Getting up will hurt, but you aren't dead yet. Think of Hartigan in Sin City on the dock. You are shot, bleeding, look like hell but you still can move, just not acrobatics. You may take out your unconsciousness part of the post only, otherwise, like Ash, Wolf has committed to his actions.

Bromern - I think there is a weakness in the skills of this game for first aid. You shouldn't need medical knowledge for battlefield dressing of wounds. I will consider that as a Covert Skill for Wyatt.

Please note that when this campaign ends you will be getting your advancement points to up skills but I will also be giving a one shot chance to redo your skills if you don't think they match your character. Plus I will be converting Assets/Complication to the cortex system (which means the assets and comps will have a dice value instead of a step up on the die)


Posted on 2012-07-11 at 12:36:32.
Edited on 2012-07-11 at 12:37:41 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: one more thing


Wyatt didn't close the hatch behind him, it did so automatically. Willow noted that the door would close automatically when you went in the first time. It may occur to the Captain that he is now locked out because the key is with Willow down below. That would be the chess poiece that Brigit is currently demanding from the business end of the gun.

Posted on 2012-07-10 at 18:07:31.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: trish you mean?


Jumping the gun! Oh yeah. In a major sorta of way that makes the GM look at it and go, okay, now I punish you.

Seriously though. Never assume combat is over until I say the bad guy is dead.

Posted on 2012-07-10 at 17:57:24.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: damage


I did not put the damage down for Sam and Willow.

Sam has taken 14 points of stun damage and 7 wounds. That puts him down and unconscious.

Willow taken 6 stun and 4 wounds. She is more startled and in pain.

Posted on 2012-07-10 at 13:43:46.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: 10 minutes


You are probably right in retrospect. I advanced the time but really less than five have passed. I will go back and fix that.

Ody - being a little cocky aren't you? You think that you killed him with six shots with a HIGH POWERED MAGNUM? Shots in the dark?

Great post though. Truly loved it.

Let's see what the others do. This could be interesting as per the Wash Definition.

Posted on 2012-07-10 at 02:31:56.
Edited on 2012-07-10 at 02:42:22 by Alacrity

 
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