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« Reply #45 on: <04-27-17/1406:45> »
"Good idea," Panther said.  She had been looking at the ninja avatar and was starting to get some suspicions about the person behind it, which she hadn't voices so far.  But a few times she had felt that there were things going on that she couldn't see.
"Be prepared for weirdness," she warned them both.
"Magic can turn a frog into a prince. Science can turn a frog into a Ph.D. and you still have the frog you started with." Terry Pratchett
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« Reply #46 on: <04-27-17/1731:27> »
Holding the gem near the statue did nothing. But, there was a small depression in the dogs mouth, and when 'Lil placed the power gem in it, the ball began to glow, and grow into a spinning vortex the size of a hula hoop.
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« Reply #47 on: <04-28-17/0255:32> »
"That did seem to work," Panther said as she looked at the vortex, "Let's see what's on the other side."
She clicked out her claws, ready for everything (including slippery floors) and jumped through the vortex to the other side.  As soon as you got past the glitches, the game seemed okay, she thought, looking at it with the eyes of a professional who had done this before.
"Magic can turn a frog into a prince. Science can turn a frog into a Ph.D. and you still have the frog you started with." Terry Pratchett
"I will not yield to evil, unless she's cute"

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« Reply #48 on: <04-28-17/1511:15> »
'Lil followed the Panther avatar through the portal, the small Penguin waddling close behind.  She took a moment to look around in the dark interior they had manifested into.

<<@All: Looks like a warehouse.  And set up like a maze.  We'll have to search through the place.>>

She moved down one passage.  Scan area, she instructed the data sprite as a final function before it derezzed.  combined with her own abilities she was able to see that they were not alone in the maze.  Whether it was the group with the egg, or they had left behind some manner of rear guard, she didn't know.
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« Reply #49 on: <04-28-17/1550:49> »
"Let's stay together," Panther said, while sniffing the air as she followed 'Lil.  Some advanced software she had installed allowed her to see in the dim light as a panther should.
"We're not alone here," she wispered, "I don't recognise any of the scents.  So it probably isn't anybody we met before.  You don't happen to have a standard issue ten foot pole in your equipment?"
"Magic can turn a frog into a prince. Science can turn a frog into a Ph.D. and you still have the frog you started with." Terry Pratchett
"I will not yield to evil, unless she's cute"

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« Reply #50 on: <04-28-17/1754:47> »
Penguin jumped through with the others, happy that she was going to be able to blog about her different experiences within the game. Three completely different puzzles within as many minutes! She'd be able to compete with SmackDabGab and GoToGuy for reader interest. But, when she went through she suddenly experienced a lag. Damn! "Lil and Panther saw Penguin frozen and continued to check out the area. Lag happened, no sense waiting.
The warehouse had stacks of boxes and they seemed to be color coded. But, that was all they had time to notice as then the security droids found them. Access to this area is forbidden.  They heard.
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« Reply #51 on: <04-29-17/1131:59> »
<<@All: Well that's no good.  Drek, this something you can help handle or what?  I've got a pet already, I'll summon it.>>

She spins once, throwing her arms into the air and ending in a crouch and a puff of smoke.  As the smoke dissipates, a small dragon with insectoid wings materializes.  'Lil points at the security drones.  There were three of them, one for each of the players, 'Lil surmised.  the little dragon darted forward, spewing forth a belch of flames at the trio.  They caught fire, but if that fazed them, they didn't outright show it.

In the meantime, 'Lil launched herself at the wall and ran alongside it, three shuriken appearing in her hands.

[spoiler=Compile a Fault Sprite]Compiling a Fault Sprite 3 hits

Resitance Roll 0 hits

Resisting 2 Fading 4 hits

3 Services, No Fading Damage

The burning is a manifestation of 'electron storm' which will last as long as the Fault Sprite isn't damaged, cause 5 points of resistible matrix damage on the sprite's action, and causes 2 levels of noise, so lowering dice pool by 2, possibly mitigated by noise reduction.[/spoiler]
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« Reply #52 on: <04-29-17/1223:10> »
"I can try," Panther said.  She already had her claws out.  In the back of her head she noted that with this summon thing, 'Lil had confirmed her suspicions.  He or she was a technomancer.  Now she only hoped that the droids were just something from the game and not some IC or something similar.

Jumping onto it she toppled one of the droids and then she tried to bite into it's exposed circuitry.
"Magic can turn a frog into a prince. Science can turn a frog into a Ph.D. and you still have the frog you started with." Terry Pratchett
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« Reply #53 on: <04-29-17/2242:57> »
Access to this area is forbidden. The security drones intoned in unison. The lead drones extended it's arm and a nozzle snaked out and sprayed the dragon with water. The second drones arm transformed into a semi-automatic weapon and fired at Panther. The third turned to Penguin, but, evidently it's program registered her avatar as non-threat as it turned to target 'Lil instead. It took a moment to assess her motions and then from it's chest cavity it fired a net. The game glitched when the net was fired as it appeared to phase in and out for a moment.

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« Reply #54 on: <05-01-17/1219:40> »
The small dragon banks left and completes a barrel roll, easily avoiding the water jets.  It's jaws unhinge and it spews forth a blast of green blue fire, the heat radiating throughout the passage.

Meanwhile, 'Lil jumps back to avoid the net then springs forward and right.  She jumps onto the wall, her feet barely touching the surface before pushing off and launching herself high into the air and hurling the shuriken towards the net throwing drone.

[spoiler]Sprite Dodge 8 Hits.

'Lil dodge 5 Hits

Sprite Attacks! 7 hits (damn, this little guy is good!)  Matrix Damage 8 + Net hits

'Lil attack 2 hits.  womp womp.

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« Reply #55 on: <05-01-17/1229:49> »
The fire ignited one of the droids and it went up in a small explosion of blue green fire dropping a gem and a small pile of energy chips when it credits. The second one's health bar went down almost a third and 'Lil saw that she'd done almost max damage with one of her shirukin. 
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« Reply #56 on: <05-01-17/1321:14> »
She had jumped on one of the droids, but it managed to hit her with its submachine gun.  She felt the hits, but luckily they didn't penetrate much through her armour.  She roared in pain though, but shunted it aside while still hoping that one of the others had a medpack with them.  Then she hit the droid and ripped out some of it's circuitry with her fangs, while with her claws she kept it pinned down.

[spoiler]
defense:
Willpower 4 + Firewall 5 =9: 9d6t5 1
soak:
Willpower 4 + Firewall 5 =9: 9d6t5 4
attack:
Logic 5 + artisan (matrix games) 3 =8: 8d6t5 2
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"Magic can turn a frog into a prince. Science can turn a frog into a Ph.D. and you still have the frog you started with." Terry Pratchett
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« Reply #57 on: <05-01-17/1335:06> »
Panthers claws skidded across the armor of the droid before finding purchase in the chest piece and ripping it aside. She saw the sparkle and pop of circuitry and the droids health bar went down a quarter. The droids arm moved and it fired it's weapon point blank at Panter. Close by 'Lil had her own problems as another net fired from the chest piece of the droid and flew through the air at her.

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« Reply #58 on: <05-01-17/1347:37> »
Panther felt more than saw the submachine gun point towards her and dropped down, having the shots go just above her.  She tried to put her claw in the opening she had made before to rip out more circuitry.  Unfortunately the manouver also threw off her own attack and she missed, raking her claw over the armour plates but doing nothing more than some cosmetic damage.  She swore as she gathered her wits for another attack.  This was clearly going to take longer than expected.

[spoiler]
dodge:
Matrix defense: 9d6t5 4

attack:
Matrix attack: 8d6t5 0
luckily no glitch (or critical glitch)
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"Magic can turn a frog into a prince. Science can turn a frog into a Ph.D. and you still have the frog you started with." Terry Pratchett
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« Reply #59 on: <05-01-17/1426:14> »
At the apex of her jump, 'Lil twisted in a somersault before descending in an arc towards the left wall.  Her feet pushed off against it, halfway to the floor, and she was up in the air again.  The droid was unable to track the quick changes in movement and the second net went wide.

Another flip of the wrists and another trio of shuriken lanced out towards the droid.

<<@All: We probably want to work a little faster!>> she sent to the group as another droid rounded the corner.

The dragon latched on to the fourth droid, jaws gripping it's arm.  It shook vigorously, pulling the arm off.  The droid whirred in confusion.

<<@All: Like that!>>

Each of the team except Penguin, still having errors, was locked in combat with their own enemy.

[spoiler]'Lil dodges 5 hits!

'Lil attacks 2 hits.

Fault Sprite attack![/url 3 hits.[/spoiler]
« Last Edit: <05-02-17/1035:28> by Jayde Moon »
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