Time: Day 12, 6:33am (pre-dawn, no moon visible)
Temperature: -10 F
Visibility: 1000ft (haze)
Wind: 25mph out of the Northwest
Radio Traffic: heavy interference, heavy traffic.
Magic Use: Anti Magic Cloud present. nexus rules in effect. Supernatural evil is detectable within 500ft and all will sense it within the scope of time.
Several Nexus Present within 5 miles and a super nexus. Ley Line storm present (assume Grant will use his magic to suppress)
Open Rifts within 1 mile
Grant's ruse works better than expected as the Kydians simply cannot keep up with him. The Magus' attacks on the ship are devastating, but he also is aware that magic is being used to repair the ship as he strikes, though it's not as fast as he delivers damage. When he turns on the red powerlord, his first two attack shatter the magic field it had up, while the following shot hits it, blowing off some armor. It touches another gem on the armor which beings another field into view for a second as Grant's follow shot strikes it. The powerlords split up, trying to catch Grant as he circles.
Barracuda cuts the wheel wildly back and forth and the huge ice sheets crash down around them. The jeep pitches wildly, threatening to roll but he keeps it in check. One massive chunk of ice rockets up through the ice upon which they speed. He cuts the wheel sharply as the jeep skids into the new impediment with a crash, but careens off and keeps going. Both in the jeep can feel a new wobble however. The steering wheel wobbles violently, but so far it's still driving ((A mechanics roll will help identify the issue. Another piloting roll as well)).
Keiko rolls back and forth with the jeep, trying to keep her aim. Just as a she draws a bead she's slung to the left and then to the right. The first two shots hit the transport but not the location she wanted. Redoubling her efforts, she draws a half breath before firing a third time, which lands on it's target. The second lift jet on the right side begins smoking.
Weiss shouts urgent orders back to Gunnar to keep ol Blue alive. Resourceful, he searches around frantically for a viable candidate. Several partially damaged power armors are seen. Some with their motionless occupants still inside. What catches his eye however a massive pile of hard armor. Drawing close it's a massive robot in dimension laying on its side. Roughly 10 ft taller than blue and almost twice as wide. IF Weiss approaches:
Ronith ushers everyone onto the available vehicles to get them out. Fortunately a few of the survivors had the training to operate the vehicles, the superior Splugorth tech was intrinsically easy to operate. The hoverbike pulls away, leaving Ronith and the three other survivors as the ship lists hard to port as Keiko's shot took out one of the hoverjets. He gathers them up, ready to leap out of the ship when the door separating the cargo area and passenger compartments opens and a translucent wall appears, block Ronith's escape route. The cyber-knight sees a high inquisitor standing in the doorway with several powerlords at its side. The Splugorth can be seen in the distance with a perceiving eye, watching Ronith and the other survivors. "Lord Hynthyrop has not given you permission to leave. You've only just arrived after all."
it says with Malice in its voice. It takes in Ronith's unique appearance and realizes he's not of this world. "Who are you?!"
it asks, perplexed. Ronith send an urgent message to Barracuda via the radio.
”Barracuda.” A quick, almost furtive lick of his lips betrays his nervousness ”Corwin. There is a Splugorth on board the transport. I need to try and end it. Get the others home.”
he says as he prepares to face off against this foe.
Gunnar finds cover with Blue. He spins his seat and find the manual control to cycle the mag round carrier, mashing the button ferociously. He hears the satisfying whir of more flechettes loading. Victorious, targets another Kydian from his cover and fires the railgun with another loud "Klang!"
More red lights appear as a buzzer loudly complains of an issue. It's obvious to Gunnar that this robot was assembled on a Friday near quitting time. Using the laser turret, Gunnar risks a few shots, but takes great care. Return fire rains on the small hill where Blue is tucked. One strike manages to hit the laser turrent (-18 MDC
) Still, the survivors make the safety of the NEMA lines. The UAR draws attention from the NEMA forces, but for the meantime no one attacks, likely assuming it to be some type of top secret weapon or at least not an enemy.
The transport accelerates, black smoke pouring from the lift jets. Grant can keep up, but the jeep will be left behind in just a couple rounds.