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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:17 pm 
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Nate finds Sir Parasim and one of the Count's men at the door. Sir Parasim takes one look at the situation, tells the Count's guard "Go!" and steps into the room, drawing his sword and beginning his own incantation.

The blade of Vanire's sword has a strange sheen to it as he strikes out at the smoke cloud...

Vanire: Weapons: +4 Constrained by Mysteries: -1 Roll: +0 Total: +3
Smoke Cloud: Fists: +4 Roll: +1 Total: +5


The cloud shifts around his blade, avoiding it entirely, and striking back with a tendril of its own:

Smoke Cloud: Fists: +4 Roll: +0 Total: +4
Vanire: Weapons: +4 Constrained by Mysteries: -1 Roll: -1 Total: +2

Cloud: OOOOO
Vanire: OXOOO OO


The cloud punches Vanire in the stomach, forcing the Pandion back slightly.

The cloud pays no particular attention to Nate or his torch, concentrating all its attention on the two Pandions instead

Felix looks down at Adus; and it doesn't look like Adus will be playing any part in this fight. He's emaciated, pale, and still in a way that suggests he may never move again. Also, even if he were faking that much, he's still very thoroughly tied down.

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The Count's daughter looks down at the chair and then up at Arkady. "But it makes her look so cute," she says.

Ignoring them both, Piper climbs onto the chair, curls up, and promptly falls asleep.

There's the sound of running footsteps in the corridor outside.

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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:25 am 
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Wary of smokey tedrils, Nate steps forward and takes an experimental swing at the cloud with his torch.

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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:38 pm 
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Felix takes aim and shoots at the cloud with his rifle.

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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:59 pm 
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Idly curious, Arkady says "Excuse me." and glances out into the hall.

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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:52 pm 
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Nathan: Weapons: +3 Roll: +1 Total: +4
Smoke cloud: Fists: +4 Roll: +2 Total: +6


Nathan's torch strikes deliberately to the centre of mass of the cloud - and he can't help but get the impression that the cloud deliberately permitted this. Especially when the cloud not only deliberately solidifies around the torch, but pulls it in... Nathan lets go of the torch just in time. It vanishes into the cloud, and unpleasant crunching sounds suggest that bad things would have happened if his hand had followed the torch into there.

Felix: Guns: +2 Visor: +4 Roll: -1 Total: +5
Smoke cloud: Fists: +4 Roll: -1 Total: +3


Felix's bullet passes directly through the centre of the cloud. It has no effect at all.

"Mundane weapons won't hurt it," says Vanire. "Nor will fire. I don't suppose you've got anything else?"

Even as he speaks, he moves forward, striking at the cloud...

Vanire: Weapons: +4 Constrained by Mysteries: -1 Roll: +1 Total: +4
Smoke cloud: Fists: +4 Roll: +0 Total: +4


Vanire's sword almost touches the cloud, and it draws back with an audible hiss. Sir Parasim steps forward (and a close observer will notice that he's holding his sword in the opposite hand to the one he used facing Adus).

Sir Parasim: Weapons: +4 Constrained by Mysteries: -1 Off-hand: -1 ?????: -2 Roll: -2 Total: -2
Smoke cloud: Fists: +4 Roll: +0 Total: +4 Defense with spin!


Not only does Sir Parasim miss, he dangerously overextends his strike, leaving him in a poor defensive position.

The cloud seems to recognise that Sir Parasim is a weaker combatant than Vanire, and strikes at him...

Smoke cloud: Fists: +4 Spin: +1 Roll: +4 Total: +9
Sir Parasim: Weapons: +4 Constrained by Mysteries: -1 Off-hand: -1 ?????: -2 Roll: +4 Total: +4

Cloud: OOOOO
Vanire: OXOOO OO
Sir Parasim: OOOOX


Sir Parasim blocks with his right arm, but where the cloud touches it leaves an angry burn along the back of his hand.

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Arkady is just in time to see one of Count Radun's guards run past.

Arkady: Empathy: +4 Roll: +1 Total: +5

Arkady knows how to read a lot about people; facial expressions, gait, tone of voice, all combine to give a good idea of what someone is feeling. It's rare to find someone as easily read as this guard, though.

Panic. Fear. Duty. All combine in a package that Arkady has seen before. This man is running - running from a danger that he himself, despite the (mostly ceremonial) spear he carries, despite the (very much not ceremonial) sword in his belt, cannot fight. It's a danger to life and limb, and the guard is running to a place where he expects to be safe. To a place where he expects to be able to do something about the danger.

The second thing that Arkady notices, is that this isn't the corridor that was outside the room when he went in. A minute ago, he was in the south tower, on the second floor. Now, somehow, he's...elsewhere. It looks like he's still in Castle Radun, but the door behind him now leads to an empty, windowless storeroom.

The guard dodges past Arkady and continues running. This suggests that, whatever the danger may be, the guard is not expecting it to be in active pursuit.

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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:24 pm 
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"Does it have any weaknesses?" Felix asks, standing back, putting his arm through the rifle strap so it's on his back out of the way. "Sound? Lightning? Ice? Anything beyond magically enhanced weaponry? If it has any sort of elemental or physical weakness that we could exploit..."

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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:49 pm 
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"Not sure," says Vanire, keeping his attention on the cloud. "Perhaps if you could find some way to cool it down - freezing it is probably too much to ask, but if you can..."

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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:30 pm 
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"Lord help me." Arkady starts in the direction the guard came from, pistol in one hand and holy water in the other. Hopefully one or the other will help.

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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:28 pm 
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"Freezing? Okay, I think I got something," Felix says.

Pulling his Rifle back out, he reaches into his pack and pulls out a special grenade he'd made and been saving for just in case the explosives set the forest on fire. Loading the cryo bomb into the rifle's grenade launcher attachment, Felix takes aim.

"Alright, I'm ready, don't touch the fog!"

Felix charges forward and ignites the cryo grenade, causing it to spew its contents forward in a blast of freezing air. He aims his freezethrower at the smoke demon.

Guns roll to attack the smoke demon with the freezing mist.


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 Post Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:26 pm 
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Checking to make sure he still has all his fingers, Nate hustles over to where he'd stood a fire exringuisher in the corner just in case. He didn't plan on using it to fight a demon, but where there's smoke there's fire he supposed.

Pulling the safety pin, he turns back to the cloud, and levels the nozel at it and waits for Felix's cryobomb to distract the thing.

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 Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:05 am 
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Felix: Guns: +2 Visor: +4 Roll: -2 Total: +4
Cloud: Fists: +4 Roll: -1 Total: +3


Felix' freezethrower fires out between the Knights, clipping the edge of the cloud and forcing it to one side...

Nathan: Guns: +5 Roll: +1 Improvised weapon: -2 Total: +4
Smoke cloud: Fists: +4 Roll: -2 Total: +2

Cloud: XXOOO


...where Nathan's fire extinguisher strikes it dead centre.

Vanire: Weapons: +4 Constrained by Mysteries: -1 Roll: -1 Total: +3
Smoke Cloud: Fists: +4 Roll: -2 Total: +2
Sir Parasim: Weapons: +4 Constrained by Mysteries: -1 Off-hand: -1 ????: -2 Roll: -2 Total: -2
Smoke cloud: Fists: +4 Roll: +3 Total: +7 Defense with spin!

Smoke Cloud: XXXOO


Vanire's sword slices through the cloud, cutting off a single smoke tendril (which promptly dissipates like smoke usually does. Sir Parasim's sword follows closely behind, but the smoke cloud easily evades his swing, dodging around it and swiping at Sir Parasim when he's poorly positioned to defend properly.

Smoke cloud: Fists: +4 Spin: +1 Roll: -2 Total: +3
Sir Parasim: Weapons: +4 Constrained by Mysteries: -1 Off-hand: -1 ?????: -2 Roll: +2 Total: +2


This time, Sir Parasim draws back faster than he did last time, but he is still not able to completely avoid injury.

Cloud: XXXOO
Vanire: OXOOO OO
Sir Parasim: XOOOX


Arkady arrives at the doorway just in time to see the smoke cloud strike at Sir Parasim.


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 Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:38 am 
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"Hah, you don't like that, do ya?" Felix yells, keeping the sputtering spray trained on the smoke demon. There's still spray left, it seems, so no use wasting it.

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 Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:28 pm 
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Arkady blinks, takes in what everyone is doing, and decides a pistol would be a waste of time. So he holsters it, takes out his Bible, and goes with plan b; try to exorcise this thing.

It occurs to him that if that doesn't work he's light on options for plan c. Hopefully God will show mercy on his somewhat confused servant.

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 Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:43 pm 
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Nate stays on the cloud with his fire extinguisher, sweeping it back and forth while moving up next to Sir Parasim to provide the knights some cover

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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:47 am 
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Felix: Guns: +2 Visor: +4 Roll: -1 Total: +5
Cloud: Fists: +4 Roll: +3 Total: +7


It is clear that the cloud does not like that. The cloud does not like that at all, to the extant that it moves away from where the freezethrower is pointing with great rapidity...

Nathan: Guns: +5 Roll: +1 Improvised weapon: -2 Total: +4
Cloud: Fists: +4 Roll: +0 Total: +4


...and the cloud narrowly evades Nathan's sputtering fire extinguisher, even as the extinguisher fizzles out of compressed CO2.

Arkady steps into the room, and begins his exorcism.

Arkady: Mysteries: +4 Roll: +0 Total: +4
Cloud: Endurance: +0 Roll: +0 Total: +0

Cloud: Physical: XXXXO
Mental: OOOXO


Vanire: Weapons: +4 Constrained by Mysteries: -1 Roll: +1 Total: +5
Smoke Cloud: Fists: +4 Roll: +0 Total: +4
Sir Parasim: Weapons: +4 Constrained by Mysteries: -1 Off-hand: -1 ????: -2 Roll: +1 Total: +1
Smoke cloud: Fists: +4 Roll: +0 Total: +4 Defense with spin!

Cloud: XXXXX


Vanire slices another bit off the cloud - it's definitely starting to look a little bedraggled now. But Sir Parasim's off-hand strike is nowhere near as successful - again, he overextends, and again, the cloud takes advantage, coiling up and leaping at Sir Parasim...

Smoke cloud: Stunt: Signature Strike - Enemy Within

Fists: +4 Spin: +1 Roll: -2 Total: +2
Sir Parasim: Weapons: +4 Constrained by Mysteries: -1 Off-hand: -1 ?????: -2 Roll: -1 Total: -1


...and the cloud dives into his mouth and nose, pouring itself inside Sir Parasim, filling his lungs with burning, sulphurous gasses. Sir Parasim coughs and gasps, a small cloud of smoke escaping (and, fortunately, immediately dissipating) as his sword falls from his hand.

Cloud: XXXXX (Mental: OOOXO) Enemy Within: Inside Sir Parasim
Vanire: OXOOO OO
Sir Parasim: XOXOX Burned Lungs

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