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  1. Sword and Shield (IC)

    At last! B'Ka leapt to the Star Knight's side....and crashed into another Squire, the two going down in a a metal ball of yells, swinging cosmically-powered fists and crackling lances of energy as the Squires struggled furiously to disentangle. Kicking savagely out at the other, eel-like student, B'Ka accidentally activated his armor's propulsion system and careened headlong into the tower head-first. For a moment he hung there, dangling helplessly, stunned by the impact, before peeling away and landing with a *THUD* back on the parade grounds, where he lay insensible. Suddenly the young bull lurched to his feet and marched up to Star Knight Darvo, long, jerky steps guiding the bronzy Squire beside his now-mentor. "Greetings. Sri B'Ka is recovering from the impact, onboard AI will record this briefing for when he is able to fully process the information. He is already mostly-fine, please proceed." "Y-yeah I'm fine," B'Ka's voice mumbled, "Sorry, S'rroth!" he hollered over to the Squire he'd hit "I'll make it up to you later, I promise!" S'rroth paused in their slithering to meet their own Star Knight, glancing askance at B'Ka "That will not be necessary, don't mention it. Please."
  2. Hypno-Hippie (PL10) (Work in Progress)

    I agree, but it's a pretty big PP sink and it doesn't seem to be tied to the character's background and style, so it isn't something real integral to the build.
  3. Hypno-Hippie (PL10) (Work in Progress)

    One thing, Tor, is that your balance of Base Defence Bonus and Dodge Focus is really, unnecssarily high on the base's side. Did she have real extensive training in fighting or something?
  4. Consolidated "Happy Birthday" Megathread

  5. Long Way Down(IC)

    "We feel terrible." Dol-Druth attempted to rise...and flopped heavily onto his back, panting furiously and blowing like a breaching whale. "That is not an option," he declared at last after a weary minute of catching his breath "but it would be against our principles to demand you walk while you carry us. Can that mechanism encompass its wielder in its effect? It is worth an experiment." "As for what to do next...this room holds nothing of further use. The door is gone, this area is a great enormous heap of gaudy trash and the only known exit is through the ceiling and back into the maze. Once there we will use our powers to blast through the walls until we find another exit and hopefully a thick pile of moss." Dol-Druth closed his bloodshot eyes "If there is some business involving the Terminus afoot, we should keep our lips sealed until we reach the palace. We do no good spreading tales before we find the proper ears. Can we trust you on this, Sri Lockwood? We do admit we also rely entirely on your cooperation and goodwill, but that aside are we in accord?"
  6. Sword and Shield (IC)

    In step alongside Squire Kath'lana, B'Ka held his head high and eyes forward, certain all eyes were on him. Halting for the Star Knight to unlock his armor, the muscular khered bowed his head slightly in bottomless thanks. In a flash and a hissing rattle of matter solidifying out of energy, deep bronze plates assembled themselves, casting the already towering bull into an even more imposing silhouette. He stepped into formation beside Lana with perfect posture and poise, looking up at the appearance of Sri Koor with the utmost reverence. Koor wasn't as young as he used to be(a turn of phrase B'Ka was still puzzling over), and his place in the Inner Circle had come after a long and storied career. Up there was standing everything B'Ka hoped to achieve. This was the year he would become a Knight. Then the years of trials that every recruit knew about, joining forces with the greatest company of heroes the universe had ever seen, battling back the forces of darkness and tyranny wherever they lurked, harnessing the might of the cosmos for the sake of defending the weak! Already B'Ka could see his path to the very balcony on which Sri Koor stood, the great evils he would destroy, the petty system lords to be brought down. He would defeat BlackStar himself in combat, end the line of the Khans forever, find the fabled Black Land and regrow his horns with draughts from the sacred River of Blood. B'Ka shifted his footing, seeing nothing but the coming glory: smashing Gruen Prime, overthrowing the crime lords, winning his kind new worlds to settle. And at the end of it all, a white robe and a place alongside the other greats, who would look upon him as an equal and worthy of all honors. 'No! I didn't hear his words of wisdom!' Wretchedly, B'Ka burst into the Oath with all speed. "For honor, justice, truth and right, evil beware-the true Star Knight!" As the echoing voices died down and the new Star Knight appeared to decide the fates of the Squires, B'Ka seemed to shrink inside his armor. He didn't dare look away, but that didn't make the suspense any easier to bear.
  7. Good Place to Start(IC)

    GM "Oh, yay!" The demon's face was a picture of pure joy "We're going to have so much fun!" Still beaming, she snapped her fingers. With a sickening jolt, the pair were standing outside the scrolling, solemn edifice that was Our Lady of Mercy Mission of Freedom City. It was lit with the soft, golden glow that had illuminated the building for over a century. The light washed over the faces of the crowd outside in the gentle, even snowfall, a crowd in threes and twos staring glumly at the sign on the door. Some of the nearer looked glumly at Jessica and Jay, but lost interest quickly. From the piles of backpacks, bags and carts strewn long the block, this hadn't been expected by anyone. For over a hundred years the doors had been opened, not blocked off with a steel cage and hung with a sign saying THIS MISSION IS CLOSED "Don't worry, folks!" Jay hollered out, gesturing grandly to Jessica "Me and her will have this place open again in a jiffy! Lead on, m'lady!" she added to Jessica with what the damned soul could have sworn was a twinkle somewhere in the depths of her dark eyes. Her words were electric. Up and down the street people whooped and cheered, some of them huddling closer to clap Jessica on the back, or tearfully shake her hand, a few even trying desperately not to embrace her in sheer relief.
  8. Long Way Down(IC)

    Dol-Druth stirred. His eyes cracked open slowly, great white orbs gradually overtaken by black as the membrane was peeled back from the alien's visual receptors. Slowly, and with difficulty, the Speaker mumbled "Goauld mrnrnarngen, Luckvoof." He blinked, ponderously, eyes swiveling methodically in his skull as the manymind examined their surrounds "Were we out long? We appear to be a great distance from the door." Belatedly, his eyes lit on the wand. The Speaker frowned-and instantly smoothed their expression with a grumble of pain. The gash wasn't too wide, yet, but even a shift of the skin was agony. "What is that?" He pointed one pudgy hand at the slim device. "And that?" He pointed the other at the smeared image on the wall "The wording is reminiscent of Terminus cults found on this planet. 'Oblivion for Omega' is a common prayer."
  9. Long Way Down(IC)

    GM After several seconds of uninterrupted glare, the voices broke in again. "Nothing? They should have woken up." "Shall we increase the intensity?" "No, human eye structure is too weak to take even this for long. We'd blind him. What really surprises me is the alien, they're from a subterranean species, ought to have been shocked out of this by now." The light began to fade. "Keep a watch. They may say something. Anything that helps us find the Eye of Oblivion is a step closer to our goal. Now, they'll be wondering what happened to Thetis. I have to get back to the other guests. Await me." The light faded entirely, and with it the door. In its place was a crude carving on a salt-stained cave wall of a hedron's outline, with words written above it: Give Us Oblivion
  10. Sword and Shield (IC)

    Spinning around with far more power than grace, B'Ka straightened up smartly and snapped a salute, subtly easing his powerful body in front of the dent he had pounded into the door. With his head. It wasn't that the dent was something easy to notice. It was ten centimeters across and two deep. Which was the problem. I have to look cool in front of the uppersquires, or I'm out of the herd Though that was a little difficult, seeing as she could summon her armor at will and he needed the say-so of a fully-trained Star Knight for his. "Ah! Fellow Squire Kath'lana! I see you have been hard at work! I also have been. Just not on the plains." B'Ka rubbed one horn stump against the wall "The grass is too soft, can't get any traction for a decent charge." Swinging one muscular arm down the hall, barely avoiding clipping another Squire in the face, the khered bowed his head slightly. "After you." Falling in behind her right shoulder, B'Ka went on "Who's training us? Sri Gana? Sri Solarus? Maybe Sri Montoya?"
  11. Good Place to Start(IC)

    GM Jay looked thoroughly shocked. "Oh, nothing like that!" The demon shuddered "That only happens to the ones that try to escape, anyway, we try to give our clients the best possible care." Picking up a discarded sock and examining it with a critic's eye she went on "And you have the right of it, Miss Witchblood. Quality over quantity is the way of Hell, it doesn't do anyone any ill if we just sweep up a lot of dull, complacent souls no, our economy runs on real evil, on the kind of sins you can really shudder righteously at their mere mention!" Tossing it carelessly aside, Jay grinned merrily at Jessica "No, in fact, today I was thinking we could visit that Catholic mission down in Southside. You know the one, with all the nuns and the soup kitchen? Does a body good to see them at work."
  12. Thanks durf! Those are all great ideas. Will work on it when I have the chance. @angrydurf But one thing: would the Medium Flaw be readily accepted on such a broad range of powers?
  13. Sword and Shield (IC)

    "Armor....ACTIVATE!" B'Ka stood motionless, his brawny arms stuck out at 90 degrees from his body, big soft eyes squeezed tightly shut, his titanic musculature quivering in concentration. ~"Armor lock engaged. Armor will not deploy without authorization. This will continue for 30 more cycles or until student receives permission from-"~ "Fine! I get it!" Snorting through his sensitive nose, the khered stumped out of his quarters and into the hall. And into the mill of seemingly countless other students. The bullish boy topped most of them by a head at least, but that didn't make them any more easy to be around. B'Ka was from the rural pastures and fields of Netypayatet, where if he was really lucky he would meet five new people a year. Ever since he had first arrived it seemed like just turning around was dangerous, something could be lurking and waiting to strike with terrifying novelty. Even worse, everyone knew why he was one of the tiny handful of Squires not allowed to activate their armor unsupervised. But he had a job to do. Today, he could ignore the kindly half-smiles, the well-meaning words of encouragement and the earnest compliments for his willingness to take risks! Marching up to Squire Kath'lana's door, the hornless man-bull gave what for him was a sharp and brisk rap-tap. What it was to anyone else was a mighty *THUD* "Hey, Lana? You ready?" No answer. "Hey Lana!" He paused, ears flicking slightly as they dipped to the door. He decided to try again. "Lanaaaaaaaaaaa!"
  14. Girder Power Level: 10 (180/180PP) Unspent Power Points: 0 Trade-Offs: None In Brief: Catchphrase: Theme: Alternate Identity: (Secret) Birthplace: Residence: Base of Operations: Occupation: Affiliations: Family: Description: Age: (DoB: Year [Day & Month]) Apparent Age: Gender: Ethnicity: Height: Weight: Eyes: Hair: History: Personality & Motivation: Powers & Tactics: Power Descriptions: Complications: Name: Description Power Level: 10 (150 PP) Trade Offs: None Abilities: 6 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 8 + 6 = 32 PP Strength 16 (+3) Dexterity 14 (+2) Constitution 14 (+2) Intelligence 14 (+2) Wisdom 18 (+4) Charisma 16 (+3) Combat: 12 + 12 = 24 PP Attack: +6 (+10 Metallurgy) Defense: +10 (+6 Base, +4 Dodge Focus), +3 Flat-Footed Initiative: +2 Grapple: +13/+9 Knockback: -10/-5/-1 Saving Throws: 6 + 5 + 6 = 17 PP Toughness: +10/+2 (+2 CON, +8 Protection) Fortitude: +8 (+2 CON, +6) Reflex: +7 (+2 DEX, +5) Will: +10 (+4 WIS, +6) Skills: 92r = 23 PP Acrobatics 13 (+15) Skill Mastery Craft (mechanical) 8 (+10) Skill Mastery Craft (structural) 8 (+10) Skill Mastery Intimidate 13 (+16) Skill Mastery Knowledge(arcane Lore) 10 (+12) Knowledge (physical sciences) 8 (+10) Skill Mastery Knowledge (technology) 8 (+10) Skill Mastery Knowledge(theology & philosophy) 8 (+10) Notice 8 (+12) Skill Mastery Sense Motive 8 (+12) Skill Mastery Feats: 21 PP Acrobatic Bluff All-Out Attack Artificer Challenge (Fast Startle) Dodge Focus 4 Fearless Improved Overrun Improvised Tools Inventor Move-By Action Power Attack Quick Change Ritualist Skill Mastery 2 (Acrobatics Craft [Mechanical], Craft [Structural], Intimidate, Physical Sciences, Technology, Notice, Sense Motive) Startle Uncanny Dodge (visual) Ultimate Will Powers: 10 + 38 + 4 + 11 = 63 PP All powers have the Magic and Training descriptors Immunity 10(All effects with the Metal descriptor; Extras: Affects Others; Flaws: Duration(Sustained))[10PP] Metallurgy, 31 PP Array (Power Feats: Accurate 2, Alternate Power 6) [39 PP] Base: Transform 10 (1000 pounds, any metal into any metal; Extras: Duration [Continuous], Flaws: Check Required(DC20 Knowledge(Physical Sciences)), Range [Touch], Power Feats: Reversible) [31 PP] AP: Blast 10 (Extras: Autofire 1, Penetrating 6[DMG16]; Flaws: Medium(metal); Power Feats: Improved Critical, Indirect 3, Variable Descriptor 1(Bludgeoning/Piercing/Slashing) [31 PP] " AP: Damage 10 (Extras: Area(Cone), Linked(Drain Toughness); Feats: Affects Insubstantial 1(1/2 effect for Insubstantial targets)[21PP] + Drain Toughness 5(Extras: Area(cone))[10PP] = [31PP] "dragonfire" AP: Dazzle (visual) 10 (Extras: Area Cone; Power Feats: Reversible) [31 PP] "Caesium flare" AP: Move Object 10 (Flaws: Limited(Medium: metal))[10PP] + Move Object 10 (Extras: Range(Perception); Flaws: Limited(Metal); Feats: Precise)[21PP] = [31PP] "the serpent's coil" AP: Snare 10 (Extras: Area (Shapeable), Linked(Drain Reflex); Flaws: Medium(metal); Power Feats: Tether)[21] + Drain Reflex 10 (Extras: Area(Shapeable), Range(Ranged); Flaws: Check Required(DC20 Medium(metal) [31 PP] "hungry chains" AP: Strike 7 (Extras: Penetrating 3[DMG10], Power Feats: Extended Reach 4 [20 feet], Improved Critical 2, Mighty[DMG10]) [16 PP] + Impervious Toughness 10 [10 PP] + Super-Movement (Slow Fall, Swinging) 2 [4 PP] “armor up/a taste of the lashâ Protection 8 (Flaws: Medium(metal)) [4 PP] "iron skin" Super-Senses 9 ((Auditory) Detect Lies, (Tactile) Accurate, Analytical, Extended 4 [10,000 feet], Radius, Ranged) [11 PP] Drawbacks -3 - 4 = -7 Vulnerability(Air Damage/ Effects, Frequency: Common(-2); Intensity: Moderate(x1.5 DC; -1))[-3] Vulnerability(Electricity Damage/Effects, Frequency: Common(-2); Intensity: Major(x2 DC; -2))[-4] Abilities (32) + Combat (24) + Saving Throws (17) + Skills (23) + Feats (20) + Powers (63) - Disadvantages (-7) = 172/180 PP
  15. Player Away Thread

    Hope you have a good time and some peace and quiet, Ex!