The Kingdom - Born on the Bayou

CrazyIvan 2017-02-15 02:11:30
The duelist doesn't turn from her enemy - that impulse was trained out of her with a sufficient number of blows with a practice sword to the ribs, or once, rather memorably, to the side of her head. She does however duck her head, closing her eyes and filling her lungs, bracing for the inevitable torrent of filth from the creature.

Which never comes, halted by the insane leap of Ozzy and Marin onto the creature - which makes bladework somewhat more dangerous, but is at the very least commendably brave.

The stature of the bear-thing, and it's ability to leverage it's bulk and...vomit...was proving a complication. And if nothing else, Ozzy and Martin's heroics would be made much less complicated by taking place lower to the ground. Capitalizing on the furry distraction currently trying to punch the beast, Ana darts to it's back, seeking to sever the creature's overstrained hamstrings.
punkey 2017-03-06 22:40:49
(Ozzy helps Martin: 2d12.hi = 12; 1d6 = 1 BIG BOOST x2 Dice!
Anata: 3d12.hi = 8; 2d8.hi = 8 NADA
Martin: 4d10.hi = 9; 2d8.hi = 1; 2d8.hi = 5 KA-POW / 6d8.hi = 8; 1d10 = 3 KRACK)

Ozzy might not have had a lot of time, but this isn’t his first time flinging the young monk into the air, and the practice pays off here. He braces himself and stiffens his back, and when the monk’s foot - paw, whatever - lands on his hands, it’s with the full force of Ozzy’s considerable strength that Martin flies into the air.

Martin’s tail arcs to the left to counteract a bit of a sideways spin as years of practiced training punching practice dummies, then bags of dirt, then bags of sand, then the stone walls of the monastery itself bring his fist into perfect line with the rest of his arm. Anata swoops underneath to try to cut the undead beast-man’s ankles - but she feels her saber bounce off of calloused skin and flesh, not slide through tendon. Martin doesn’t need such aid, though, as he brings his fist down with all his might with a ear-shattering CRACK.

Fortunately for Martin, that sound is the undead bear-man’s skull shattering, not his fist - and Martin feels his hand stop against something hard inside the already-putrefied grey matter inside the skull. It’s debatable if there’s enough time left in the world to groom his hand clean, but Martin feels something stoney under his fingers.
Admiral Duck Sauce 2017-03-06 23:54:39
"Rip it out! Break it!" Ozzy shouts, turning the effort of throwing Martin into a full-body rotation and delivering a massive, telegraphed uppercut to either pop the tablet out through the hole Martin made or at least keep it from schlucking the thing back down into itself.
skullandscythe 2017-03-08 16:08:06
Red shakes his head, then draws and nocks, pulling back as far as he can, aiming as well as he can.

Only got one good shot, and need to put it through worked stone. On the other hand, pull it off and I can get at least one free round from every bar in the world for the story alone.
Gatac 2017-03-13 12:59:50
Martin's free hand claws into the bear-thing's chest fur as momentum threatens to rip him away again. Steadying himself as best he can with his legs against the shambling form, Martin forces his buried arm deeper into the beast's skull and snakes his fingers around what he thinks is the tablet. Either Ozzy gets it, or Red gets it, but either way, it ends now.