Current Conditions (at end of post)
:Fly as the Eagle
(+ 1 to parry, +2 to dodge and +2 to damage on a diving attack; 80:00 remaining); Invisibility: Superior
(12:00 remaining) & Lifeward
(on High Magus armor; perpetual until armor is destroyed)
Leo wrote:Leo nods, chagrinned. "All good. Takes a bit more than a crash into a giant to take down Qua... to... take me down."
Salomón claps Leo on his massive shoulder and smiles. "We'll have to see about repairing that armor of yours when we get to a ley line - *IF* we get to a ley line,"
he says wistfully.
Jason Long wrote:"As for trying to take the gigantes alive, I am not going to second guess someone's use of lethal force in a combat situation. That being said, we all need to communicate better, speaking as well as listening. I'm as much to blame as anyone for not monitoring the radios and coordinating our efforts. " [/b]
The High Magus shrugs at Jason's dismissal of his suggestion to use less than lethal force. "You're in charge. My suggestion is only this: we don't have to employ lethal force as a first resort when we could, instead, utilize discretion, subdue threats, and turn them to our advantage."
He looks around at the others present. "Does anyone know the ins and outs of this trip? These swamps? The geography? So far as I'm aware, none of us do. Perhaps one of these gigantes do... or did, and we could have used that information. The first two were clearly lethal threats, and tried to take out Leo... self-defense is always justified. But this last one was rummaging around in the back. Think about it."
With that, he politely excuses himself and leaves the room (unless other things need to be discussed).
Dhaltuun Onyxforge wrote:Seeing Sal as he heads for the galley, Dhaltuun takes the verbal lashing with dignity. As sal turns and moves off, ”You are right, my friend. I was just upset and let my emotions run loose. I was wrong, and i vow to work on it.” Dhaltuun bows his head in respect.
Salomón thougthfully listens to Dhaltuun and takes in what was said. "Don't sweat it, my friend,"
he says after a moment. "Sometimes, in the heat of battle - or, shortly thereafter, in this case - things are said that don't really reflect the way we feel. It happens... my apologies for my sharp tongue as well, as I am no exception,"
he tells the Nuhr dwarf, and nods in recognition to Jessie if she is present. He takes Dhaltuun's hand and shakes it heartily.
Now we can be friends again
he thinks with a smile of satisfaction.
Jason Long wrote:
Consumer wrote: In the cockpit, Jason watches the sensors as something big is moving at a decent speed in a northward direction approximately three miles out.
Jason radios the Professor, ""Hold your position for a minute. I'm tracking something 4.8 klicks ahead, crossing our path. "
Jason calls the rest of the Templar over the PA, "We've got a large moving target ahead of us. I'd like volunteers for a quick scout"
. He does a more detailed sensor scan to lock down the target's location, course, and speed. He also checks its course on the map, trying to see where it might have come from and where it is heading to.
As Templar come to the control room, Jason quickly briefs them. "Before getting into another confrontation, we need to see what that is"
He points at the track on the sensors. "Do not engaged unless it attacks first. Try not to be seen, get close, see what it is, and radio back. If it is non-hostile and can be reasoned with, it may be a source of information for the locating the bunker. We should be getting close soon. If it is a potential threat and you aren't detected, stay hidden and brief us. We will decide the best way to handle it together."
Jason considers the range. "I'll mount up in Bonaparte. It is already in range of the 105 if you need fire support. Considering the terrain and need for stealth, I'd like suggestions. "
Leo wrote:He smiles, but the stress of this trip is causing his hand to tremor, ever so slightly.
Noticing, He puts his hand on his belt, in an effort to diminish the visibility of the tremor.
Leo's tremors do not go unnoticed by the perceptive High Magus (ooc: unless Consumer rules otherwise, I'm presuming the perception roll discovers Quake's 'quaking' - if this is not correct, ignore this sentence and the next please), but he files it away. Maybe it's a juicer thing... all those drugs must take their toll on the body, and the specialized conversion Leo underwent, even moreso
Salomón raises his hand, when he hears Jason's call for a volunteer. "I'll go. My magic can keep me undetected - including by this vehicle's sensors, so you won't see where I am either - and I can fly there with the aid of another spell. I'm not sure how fast it's moving, however - I can only fly at around 50 mph, maximum. Is that fast enough, you think?"
Salomón will ask Jason to show him the UFO's speed, course, and altitude, etc., the Amaki will mentally calculate an intercept course to get an idea of where he needs to go to get a good look at the UFO.
Skill Roll: Mathematics, Advanced (use trigonometry to identify intercept course, assuming constant speed of himself @ 50mph and the UFO's speed) ---> 1d100 = 78: 78/98%
If Jason agrees (and the UFO isn't moving too quickly for Sal to reasonably intercept it at a range where he can get a look at it), the Magus will prepare by casting Fly as the Eagle
. He then grabs his rifle, casts Invisibility: Superior
upon himself, and - barring any objections or other immediate needs/concerns, says, "I'd ask you all to keep an eye on me, but that won't be possible, I'm afraid... so I will keep in radio contact with you... please have some backup or reinforcements standing by to assist if need be, and for god's sake, make sure I have time to get clear before you unload any ordnance my way,"
before he disembarks from the Behemoth and flies toward the projected trajectory of the UFO.
Let's hope this goes well...
IF the UFO is moving too quickly for Sal to reasonably intercept, he will inform Jason and the others, and look to someone else to intercept and investigate (Leo?), and offer to cast the Invisibility: Superior
spell on them to cloak them, informing them of the same hazards (undetectable by "friendlies" as well as foes)