Gantz RPG Mission 2, the continuation
I guess I'll just get us right into the action. I'll cover all of the actions that had been posted before the original died and the repercussions of each, then go into a more general view. Here are the previous actions that had gone unanswered:
When she entered Tomoe stopped just inside the building. She felt her muscles tense and she swung her sword with all of her might while simultaneously extending it to it's greatest length while she charged into the cluster of aliens inside
Results: As the sword rapidly extends, Tomoe's arm and back muscles seem to grow and large, pale, vein-like tubes seem to emerge from them. The sword swing takes out a few of the department store's racks, slicing them neatly. The swing hits it's mark, easily slicing the unsuspecting aliens conversing behind a rack full of CDs in two, killing them instantly.
Koi didn't hear Tomoe, he had made up his mind to check out the the giant cluster at about the same time and took off at around the time she finished. Now after a bit of deliberation while running he decided to go all out, and head in shotting at every alien he saw.
Seeing Tomoe pass by him again, How does she keep doing that?, he thinks as he continues, but shakes the thought. Immediately he aims for the two aliens Tomoe bypassed.
Koi continues to fire rapidly, at everything that moves, while trying to keep moving/dodging himself.
RESULT: The initial shots were successful. The surprised aliens' heads and bodies exploded without much resistance. The two Tomoe had passed also met a quick end, but not before one let out a howling screech that seemed to fill the store with it's horrible high-pitched din.
Without really being able to aim, just praying that she may not cause her own and Tomoe's death, she pulled the trigger as fast and as often as she was able to.
RESULT: Unfortunately, all this accomplished was destroying some of the walls and killing some bystanders.
Looking into the scope, he saw that there was a lone alien peering into the department store confusedly. He looked up, looked back down, locked on, and pulled both of the triggers.
RESULT: The alien's arm is blown off and it gives out another inhuman howl. It looks directly at Dino and glares, eyes blazing with hate and blood lust. Clutching the bloody stump that used to be it's arm, it sprints to the other side of the building and jumps towards one of the buildings that the larger dots were lurking ominously within.
General result of the actions: While reaching their targets, Tomoe, Koi, and Naomi had also succeeding in slicing, maiming, or generally blowing up 6 innocent bistanders: A pregnant woman, a newlywed couple shopping together for their new house, a lonely old man listening to music, a child who had been playfully running from his mother, and a middle aged woman buying a new blanket for her and her husband's bed. Seeing some invisible force suddenly cause the violent and gruesome end for these people and the aliens was enough to start a massive panic. The inhabitants of the store soon started fleeing for the exit, screaming and causing a ruckus. Tomoe unfortunately was caught up in the wave of people and is currently being pushed and shoved towards the main exit.
The remaining aliens in the store, however, had different plans. As the terrible screech resided, the aliens in the store turned towards the new aggressors. Their lanky frames grew into hulking tanks of muscle with bulging eyes and frothing mouths and red skin. One of the aliens, spying Koi firing randomly, lifted up a large display case and lobbed it at him. Another, using it's massive leg muscles, hops to the high ceiling, smashing his appendages into it, and started crawling towards the gantzers. The remaining three aliens hop towards the gantzers, using display cases and the floor between them as temporary perches.
Meanwhile, a man in a black, skin-tight suit watches the events unfold outside of his windows with a smirk. He takes a puff of his cigar and merely waits for the inevitable destruction of the new team.
Current player/suit status status:
Tomoe: Being pushed and shoved by a large mob towards the entrance of the department store. Suit power currently: 95%
Koi: Large display case hurtling towards him, fortunately causing a lot of noise as it's contents fly and smash all over the place. Other aliens also advancing on him. Current suit power: 100% (I think, if there's a mistake, tell me please.)
Naomi: Currently without an arm. Remainder of non-boss aliens outside of the department store are advancing upon her. Current suit power: 0%
Dino: Still sitting on the rooftop trying to cover others. Current suit power: 94%
Saigo: On the shitter in a random apartment, in agony after accidentally eating a sandwich laced with a potent diarrhetic. Current suit strength: N/A
Current living NPCs: 4. 2 have suits on and 3 have weapons.
Key: Dino- Green
Tomoe- Pink/light red.
(If there are problems with the map, direct them to Sidharthavicious, he's working the maps since I'm a bumbling simpleton.)
GM recommendations/notes: Get Naomi out of there or some help, there's a very real possibility that she'll die. I don't want to kill players just yet but there are some real odds stacked up against her. Also, your characters might be getting guilty about now for killing those bystanders. Tomoe killed the pregnant woman and the old man, Koi killed the couple and the child, and Naomi killed the old woman and 2 other bystanders. I won't let the guilt get in the way of your actions for now since this is the heat of battle, but it might make interesting perspectives into characters' personalities.
And, we're off! Have fun with your posts and tryyy to limit them to just one action(besides speaking) per post.
Last edited by Angryman; 01-31-2008 at 09:17 PM.
Dino cursed under his breath. These things needed to get blown apart in one shot or else they'd still get up and move around. The alien was now moving too fast for him to get a good shot at, so he moved on to the next. He checked his radar, Shit seemed to be getting heavy at the store based on the noise and the movements of the dots. He checked back into the scope and saw the mass of skeletons swarming out of the store. He saw one without an arm and realized it was Naomi, apparently firing into the store. Checking around again, he found 2 other strange skeletal structures quickly advancing upon her. They were...different from the last few he had targeted. They were...bigger. Much bigger. He locked onto one of them, trained the gun at the other, and fired.
(yeah I think I was actually one of the few who either wasnt damaged or recieved such a minimal amount it didn't effect me,)
SHIT!Koi thought Now it looks like they can rip my HEAD off easier than before.
As the thought came into his head the only thing his body could do in a logical response was jump out of the way by going in further and aim at the alien at the top while firing.
Tomoe felt her leg muscles tense as she dashed off after scooping Naomi in her arms. She felt like she should say something encouraging to the teenaged girl she held but couldn't think of anything positive about the position they were in.
Something almost came to mind when she noticed an alien not twenty feet ahead of her. Tomoe checked the radar strapped to her wrist and saw that Saigo and Dino were positioned further and she was the closest.
She set Naomi down and balanced her on her one remaining leg. Tomoe tapped the X-Gun in Naomi's hand.
"This thing is between us and the others. This time don't miss. Remember what I said about life-changing experiences? Well...one way or another this is one. Kill it or we're dead."
There was a part of Tomoe who thought it was cruel to put two people's lives in the hands of an emotionally scarred teenaged girl. That part was silenced by the side of Tomoe that had just begun to emerge in these missions.
She was curious if a dismembered girl full of fear could really do it.
Tomoe braced Naomi against herself but kept her free hand on one of the swords she kept with her.
Result: Koi is barely able to get out of the way before the massive display case smashed into the ground behind him, missing him by inches. He's able to get 2 shots off before the force of the massive object landing behind him throws him six feet into the air before he lands face first on the ground, dropping his X-guns. The first shot hits the ceiling a few feet away from the alien crawling, but as he advances the delayed explosion occurs right under it's massive arm and causes it to fall; the second shot flies harmlessly into another part of the ceiling. The monstrosity plummets downward, landing on it's back on a large steel rack, bending it. A loud SNAP is heard, and the alien's back is broken and it falls onto the floor, around 15 feet away from where Koi had landed. Although it had lost control of it's lower body and suffered internal damage, the alien rolls over onto it's stomach and uses it's arms to advance upon Koi, snarling and huffing and frothing, it's mind gone from the pain and the blood lust.
Originally Posted by Hadou
One of the other aliens slams onto Koi's back, pinning him with it's large, talon like feet so that only his left arm and leg would be able to move without breaking them. The alien laughs ominously, deciding to let it's dying companion fulfill it's desire for vengeance. Luckily, one of Koi's X-guns had slid within his left arm's reach.
The 2 other aliens that had jumped towards the front of the store continue on, their targets being the injured human and the sword-girl. The alien that had thrown the display case at Koi is currently stomping towards him, still about 50 feet away.
Results: Tomoe successfully beats her way through the crowd to reach Naomi and is able to pick her up with minimum draining of the suit. After she sets down Naomi, the massive alien and a companion that had just jumped down next to it decide to rush them. Slowly at first, then and all out sprint accompanied with a howl, they crush and send anybody in their way flying.
Originally Posted by Sidharthavicious
Fortunately, one of the alien's backs explodes and falls to the ground heavily, dead. The second alien continues to sprint and is able to send a punch flying at both of the girls.
The first shot succeeds in hitting the first alien, now sprinting towards Tomoe and Naomi. Unfortunately, using the telepathic link between the aliens and it's incredible reactions, the second alien is able to dodge the shot and still advance upon the two. After a few breathless seconds for Dino, the alien's spine explodes, sending shards of bone into it's vital organs. He hastily tries to line up another shot, but hesitates when he sees a blur flash by Tomoe. 'What the fuck?'.
Originally Posted by Angryman
The man with the cigar frowned at the seemingly random death of the alien charging at the girls. He opened the window and his lower body suddenly pulsated with large, pale vein-like tubes. He sprang out of the window onto the street and jumped over the stampeding crowd of screaming people, and then landed running. He sprinted past the scene with the girls and the remaining alien and headed towards the taller buildings past the department store. If he was correct, the best sniping position near to where the new team had emerged from would be...the building with a massive billboard for Pepsi. He arrived at the Player starting area from where he had been lurking almost a kilometer away in about 16 seconds. His assumptions had proven correct; a few people, some in Gantz suits, were conversing or sitting around the area. He approached the two with suits and weapons.
"Hey...I don't remember you from the roo-" the lady was cut off by the tall man's using his immense strength to toss her and the other boy with the suit around 30 feet away, smashing into buildings. Another person from the room screamed and shot an X-rifle at the man wildly. He easily dodged the shots, somersaulted over the man, turned, and snapped his neck like a rag doll. He turned to the final girl from the room, who was crying and huddled up against the wall to the building Dino was currently sniping on. He strode to her and grabbed her throat, lifting her easily into the air. The girl kept on crying and gasping. After a few moments of seemingly intense internal deliberation, he released his grip on her and let her fall to the ground, gasping. She lets out a loud sob and he rubbed his eyebrows, disgusted with himself.
The armless alien approaches the second-in-command of the detachment of aliens in this sector of Tokyo, who is having a game of chess with himself. 'Sir, there are an unknown number of attackers currently having a skirmish with our men. We've been mostly wiped out!' the wheezing alien informs the boss.
'You...you're not going to survive long with that wound' the leader alien states as he stands from his chair.
'No...sir, I used all but my last breath to bring you this message.'
'Then die with honor,' the commander says. He slices off the wounded alien's head as he walks by and goes out a sliding glass door to the balcony facing the mass of panicked people. He let's out one of the strange howls of the aliens and transfigures into an even more strange looking creature, slightly smaller than the normal aliens but with large, robotic arms. The boss stands there, surveying the scene, waiting until the pristine opportunity to strike.
Current player/suit status:
Koi: Pinned underneath one of the aliens. One half-dead alien will be upon him in about 4 seconds and another, healthier alien is still about 10 seconds away. Current suit power: 93%
Tomoe: Alien has thrown an incredibly powerful punch at you. Current suit power: 94%
Naomi: Alien has thrown an incredibly powerful punch at you (if you object to Sid carrying around your character and such, tell me. I told him he could as long as it was ok with you. Given your character's current situation, there's not many other options). Current suit strength: 0%
Dino: Big bad boss of the current mission is after you. Current suit strength: 94%
GM notes: The man in the Gantz suit, now nicknamed Rambo, is the main boss of this mission. He's worth a whopping 90 points. He's now right under Dino's nose. He was the top large dot. The second-in-command alien, now nicknamed the Commander, is the weakest boss of the mission. He was the lowest larger dot on the map and is only worth 35 points. He's currently still in the same building he was in before. The middle boss has yet to be revealed and has not moved.
(you are going to have to excuse but I'm going to have to assume that the crawling alien is coming from behind me or from a blind spot...and Dino is so boned)
[Edited post after getting confirmation of crawling aliens position.]
FUCK, FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK, that thing is pissed, I got to get out from under this prick fast or.....Koi then notices the gun within reach.
Grabbing the gun as fast as he can Koi thinks, "Screw it, I can live without an arm but not a leg for THIS.", and immediately aims and rapid fires in an arc starting where the alien has his right leg pinned upwards in an attempt to either get his leg free to bash the aliens other leg or get the alien off of him completely so he can start moving.
Can't stay still, don't know what's coming. Gotta get out from under him at all cost, staying still means death, staying pinned means death....
Last edited by Hadou; 02-02-2008 at 10:37 AM.
Dino paused when the blur went by. He had a bad feeling. He looked down to his radar and saw that the large dot was almost right on top of him. He got up and looked about wildly. There was nothing around him so he looked down to his radar to find that the large dot was obscuring his own and another girl from the room. Where the fuck was it?!
There was a loud sob from below him on the street. He rushed to the parapet and looked down to see a dark figure standing over the crying girl. He also saw another one of the people from the room lying still on the street, head tilting unnaturally. Broken neck. "SHIT." he hissed and brought the X-rifle to the firing position and fired a few rounds at the mysterious figure, taking care not to hit the sobbing girl.
When the alien threw it's punch Tomoe decided that Naomi's life-changing experience would mean nothing if the wounded girl died.
She pointed her sword at the alien and extended it to it's greatest length. Given the narrow alley she stood in Tomoe felt confident her attack would penetrate the charging alien.
OOC: Like I told Sid, it's perfectly okay with me for Naomi to be carried around.
By the time the crowd pushed Tomoe towards the exit, resulting in her letting Naomi fall to the ground, Naomi had already noticed the outcome of her shots. She felt like she was wiped out. No... She was wiped out. There was no feeling, no thougths. She barely noticed Tomoe grabbing her and carrying her out of the store. She 'felt' the touch, felt Tomoe's presence, but there was no emotional reaction to it in her, no comforting. She turned completely numb. No words came through to her, no sound of anything. She didn't even feel her pain anymore. Her skin would have felt as cold as ice, if anybody would have touched her face, but she didn't shiver, didn't breath heavyly. Her mind was blank, and so were her eyes. She saw the aliens drawing closer and closer, one of them being crushed by a shot from a gun or rifle, the other one only being a few metres distant, closing in, punching towards Tomoe and her. Her right and only arm raised all by itself, pointing the gun towards the aliens chest. It came ever closer, and not even a chill went through Naomi's body. She simply pulled the triggers, not thinking or feeling about it. Nothing ment anything to her. Neither the outcome of the shot, nor the result, if she would fail, nor death, nor life.
Once it sees Koi reaching for the gun, the alien jumps off of Koi before he can land any shots on it. It lands on one knee, preparing to jump towards him once again if it's dying friend fails to kill him.
Originally Posted by Hadou
The dying alien, pupils completely dilated and blood pouring out of it's mouth, finally gets within range of Koi and uses the last of it's life on one massive double-handed ground pound. (It's too late to counter with a weapon, either block or try to dodge.)
The alien that had thrown the display case at Koi is almost upon him as well.
The man in the black suit seems to notice Dino before he shoots and is easily able to shove the girl to safety and dodge the shots, which makes the pavement of the street explode and frighten passing civilians and showers the girl with debris. The man disappears into an ally next to the building Dino is on.
Originally Posted by Angryman
The shot hits the aliens chest successfully, but it will take a few moments for the hit to take effect.
Originally Posted by Palpatine
The alien lets the hand that it was going to punch the girls with be skewered by the sword, using it to guide the blade's extension away from its body before it can be pierced fatally. It then grabs the blade with the same hand and rips it out of Tomoe's grip, using his inertia to strike at Tomoe with his other fist. It barely notices Naomi's shot penetrate it's thick hide, concentrated as he is on what he perceives as the greatest threat. (Tomoe has no time to counter with a weapon, she can only try to block or dodge. Sorry the reply to Naomi's action was so dry, but I don't want her to die yet and Tomoe would be considered the biggest threat.)
Originally Posted by Sidharthavicious
Note: this is all occurring within 1-3 seconds.
The 2 aliens from inside the store smash through the front windows, searching for their new targets. A neural connection between them and the alien attacking Tomoe and Naomi is formed, and they quickly turn and head towards the fight.
The man in the suit (who will now be named Skittles so I don't have to keep on saying 'the man in the black suit) hears a small noise above him and remembers the original purpose for this little venture out of his apartment and shoves the girl with his leg against the wall and dives to the side, rolls, and goes into a dark ally between the building the sniper is on and the one next to it. He looks up. His legs suddenly grow twice their original size, and the man crouches and jumps, rocketing 30 feet, landing easily on the roof about 20 feet from Dino. Before Dino can react, Skittles jumps again, landing only a meter away from him, landing in a crouch. Upon rising from the crouch, he lashes out with a high spinning kick, its speed and power enhanced by the suit. (Dino has no time to counter, he can either attempt to block or try to dodge.)