[2017-02-04 21:48:54] <Hankolijo> You enter the briefing room, where you're met by the usual British briefer man! He doesn't seem tired, too! If anything, he appears full of energy. "Hello, hello, Psi-7. This'll be your team then?" He says, apparently not noticing the fact that there's just one person.
[2017-02-04 21:49:16] <Talonair> "… Apparently so?" She looks around, frowning and scratching her head
[2017-02-04 21:49:35] <Hankolijo> "Splendid! Here are your files. Last week's mission wasn't great, but good news, you'll be trying again! You'll all be heading to Egypt, by plane this time, where you'll meet up with a GOC team and a Foundation team already present. There might be a bit more tension between the lot due to all o' the recent events, but, y'know, try and cooperate!"
[2017-02-04 21:50:04] <Talonair> "Alright…." She reads the file!
[2017-02-04 21:50:12] <Hankolijo> The files, as always, don't tell much about your mission, as the details would be provided by the people they're meeting up with. They mention that Samuel's leading the GOC team as usual, but they don't mention who's leading the Foundation team.
[2017-02-04 21:50:19] <Hankolijo> "Oh, and you'll be taking those artifacts with ya, too. The guy we have in containment isn't telling us anything about what you'll encounter in Egypt, but I'm sure you'll all be aces." He gives a thumbs up, then crouches down, digging under his desk before producing several coffee thermoses which he lines up on the table, smiling.
[2017-02-04 21:50:57] <Talonair> "… All of the artifacts?"
[2017-02-04 21:51:33] <Hankolijo> "Yes! They're waiting in a car outside. It'll take you to a nearby airfield, we got a plane for you there." He pops a thermos open.
[2017-02-04 21:51:59] <Talonair> "Alright…. Solo mission I guess." ~This is going to be a trainwreck~ She wanders out!
[2017-02-04 21:52:16] <Hankolijo> A car awaits you outside and takes you to a nearby airfield, the car already carrying all the artifacts. You're taken to a rickety plane and your gear's all hauled in. The pilot, a young man who introduces himself by the nickname 'Midas', gives you a thumbs up and you set off, over the ocean and towards Egypt!
[2017-02-04 21:52:51] <Talonair> Kit sits in the plane, making small talk with the pilot on the way!
[2017-02-04 21:53:37] <Hankolijo> He's apparently been with The Foundation for a while now, having been a pilot in the war, too. Has a girl back home in the States he's planning to visit soon. He seems nice.
[2017-02-04 21:53:42] <Hankolijo> Eventually, outside the window you see the sight of land! Lots and lots of desert, by the look of it, but you're heading towards the more densely populated area. The plane flies over Alexandria, and lands in a private airfield near Cairo.
[2017-02-04 21:54:09] <Talonair> Kit is glad for her shemagh, given the climate! And the sand
[2017-02-04 21:55:32] <Hankolijo> Outside your plane, you're immediately met by Samuel Valenti, now with sunglasses on his eyes. "Good day… Bowman, was it? Where's the rest of your team?" He asks, looking at the pilot inquisitively.
[2017-02-04 21:56:17] <Talonair> "Apparently I'm all that's coming. I'm about as thrilled about it as you are." She looks around
[2017-02-04 21:57:43] <Hankolijo> The airfield is somewhat remote, and the only vehicles you see outside of any hangars are vans. Most of them GOC, with goons hanging around, though one stands out in that it's white, and the folks around it don't seem like run-of-the-mill soldiers. Matter of fact, you might recognize one or two as personnel you had seen at some point during your work at the
[2017-02-04 21:57:43] <Hankolijo> Foundation.
[2017-02-04 21:58:03] <Talonair> She nods to the ones she recognises!
[2017-02-04 21:58:46] <Hankolijo> "Organized as ever, I see." He says, gesturing for his men to get the artifacts out from the plane. One of the Foundation folk, a brunette with a small scar on her cheek, waves and then hurries over to the back of the van.
[2017-02-04 21:59:19] <Talonair> Kit will hold onto the sword!
[2017-02-04 21:59:59] <Hankolijo> She's allowed to do so. Kit, you definitely sense it's power. If you let go of it at any point, you'll also note that it starts to float behind you.
[2017-02-04 22:00:25] <Talonair> "Hm, curious." She'll keep it in a scabbard for the time being. Don't want to make a scene
[2017-02-04 22:01:00] <Hankolijo> Samuel himself takes the bracelet. "Right, then. Let's go meet the guy leading your folks and see where we could use your help." Valenti heads towards the van!
[2017-02-04 22:01:37] <Talonair> Kit nods and follows along, pulling the shemagh around her mouth and nose!
[2017-02-04 22:03:13] <Hankolijo> As you approach the van, the brunette from earlier hops out the back, and after her, a man in an army jacket, rifle slung over his shoulder, sword in a scabbard on his belt and a round shield on his back. Around his neck is a scarf, still present in this heat.
[2017-02-04 22:03:17] <Hankolijo> Leonard fucking Striker.
[2017-02-04 22:03:48] <Talonair> "Leonard!" She grins and waves!
[2017-02-04 22:04:33] <Hankolijo> Leo blinks and smiles upon seeing her. "Hey, Kit. I did say I'd show up again, didn't I?" He says. Samuel glances between them. "I take it you know each other. Good, we can save some time, then."
[2017-02-04 22:04:50] <Talonair> "That you did." She then nods at Samuel
[2017-02-04 22:06:31] <Hankolijo> Leonard nods as well. "Yea, we can probably catch up a bit later. Right now we need a plan of action. My team has been working with Samuel's for the past week, and we've found out about two suspicious characters currently in Cairo - one at the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, the other at the, uh… Big marketplace here."
[2017-02-04 22:06:50] <Talonair> "The Bazaar?"
[2017-02-04 22:07:15] <Hankolijo> "The Khan el-Khalili, Leo." He's reminded by the brunette. She then nods and smiles at Kit. "Yup."
[2017-02-04 22:07:31] <Talonair> "Ahhhh." She nods
[2017-02-04 22:09:38] <Hankolijo> "So," Samuel says, "we've decided to split up the work. My team will move to the souk, while Striker will take his group to investigate the mosque. We were hoping we could divide your team among ours, though I suppose you're better off helping Striker."
[2017-02-04 22:10:08] <Talonair> She nods. "If you think that's the best plan."
[2017-02-04 22:12:19] <Hankolijo> Samuel nods once again. "Right, then. We'll be off. If you run into the enemy, make sure you contact us." And with that, Samuel leads his men, one carrying the cross, to two vans which set off towards Cairo.
[2017-02-04 22:12:45] <Talonair> "So, to the Mosque?"
[2017-02-04 22:13:36] <Hankolijo> Leonard nods. His team gets into the van, too. While none of them are in any particular uniform, they all seem like soldiers and the like. The brunette is the only female there. Leo takes the driver's seat.
[2017-02-04 22:13:55] <Talonair> Kit introduces herself to the brunette!
[2017-02-04 22:14:07] <Hankolijo> In total, there are 5 other people than Leo in the team.
[2017-02-04 22:14:28] <Hankolijo> The brunette grins and shakes Kit's hand. "Laura Swinston. Please ta meetcha." And the van sets off to Cairo!
[2017-02-04 22:14:40] <Talonair> "Nice to meet you, Laura."
[2017-02-04 22:16:43] <Hankolijo> The vehicle enters the city, though it's hard to tell from the back of the an. If you look outside during the ride, you'll see lots of old, brick buildings, some made of sandstone.
[2017-02-04 22:16:55] <Hankolijo> When the truck stops and you get out, you're right close to the mosque. (http://meros.org/en/wonder/avatar?id=500)
[2017-02-04 22:17:06] <Talonair> "Wow…."
[2017-02-04 22:18:01] <Hankolijo> "Mhm. Aite, boys, leave everything that's too obvious of a gun in the truck, yea?" Laura says. Leonard joins the group in a moment, now without rifle.
[2017-02-04 22:18:37] <Talonair> Kit leaves her weapons, save for a knife and revolver concealed. Is the sword still following her?
[2017-02-04 22:18:54] <Hankolijo> She put it in her scabbard, yes?
[2017-02-04 22:19:00] <Talonair> Yes
[2017-02-04 22:19:00] <Hankolijo> If so, it stays in the scabbard, immobile.
[2017-02-04 22:19:55] <Hankolijo> "Let's go." Leonard says, leading the group towards the entrance! But, as you approach it, you see a small crowd gathering around a spot next to the door.
[2017-02-04 22:20:16] <Talonair> "Hold up." She nudges Leonard
[2017-02-04 22:22:59] <Hankolijo> He nods. "I see it." He looks to one of his men. "Michael, scope it out." He says. Michael, already dressed in a rather inconspicuous garb one would see a wealthy Egyptian man wear, heads over to the crowd. A few minutes later, he returns. "It's the one we're looking for."
[2017-02-04 22:23:39] <Talonair> "Who are we looking for?"
[2017-02-04 22:24:41] <Hankolijo> "One they call 'The Martyr'. But if what we hear is true, we don't need to be too worried. Don't lose your guard, though." Leonard says, then continues moving towards the entrance, gesturing for the rest to follow.
[2017-02-04 22:25:01] <Talonair> Kit nods, following cautiously
[2017-02-04 22:27:06] <Hankolijo> When you get nearer, you are able to peek between the gathering people. Sitting on a small, red carpet by the wall is a woman dressed in a niqab (https://whyevolutionistrue.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/niqab-in-islam.jpg?w=650), currently with a frail child's arm held in her hand. The young boy looks frightened, but his mother places a hand on his shoulder
[2017-02-04 22:27:06] <Hankolijo> from behind, encouragingly.
[2017-02-04 22:27:32] * LilyAFK → Lily
[2017-02-04 22:28:03] <Talonair> Kit glances around, her own shemagh up around her face and head
[2017-02-04 22:29:12] <Hankolijo> Leonard halts his group behind the crowd. Looking closer, you spot that the boy's hand is covered in scabs, scars and blemishes. It seems like it might even be infected.
[2017-02-04 22:30:22] <Talonair> ~Poor kid…~
[2017-02-04 22:31:16] <Hankolijo> The woman in the niqab places her other hand on the boy's arm where the wounds begin, and starts to glide her hand down its length…
[2017-02-04 22:31:26] <Hankolijo> And as she does so, the wounds her hand moves over seem to vanish.
[2017-02-04 22:31:44] <Talonair> Kit shares a glance with Leonard
[2017-02-04 22:32:24] <Hankolijo> He looks back and nods. Definitely who they're looking for. Meanwhile the crowd is amazed, her mother placing a hand to her mouth, tears forming in her eyes.
[2017-02-04 22:32:54] <Hankolijo> When the woman is done, the crowd cheers, the boy first giving the woman a hug, then jumping into his mother's arms. After a short while, the crowd scatters.
[2017-02-04 22:33:23] <Talonair> Kit frowns beneath her shemagh, thinking
[2017-02-04 22:34:24] <Hankolijo> The woman looks at the team. Leo glances at Kit. "You don't speak Arabic by any chance, do you?"
[2017-02-04 22:34:44] <Talonair> "English and Italian."
[2017-02-04 22:35:57] <Hankolijo> "Right. Worth a shot, at least. Michael?" He looks to the man from before. He steps forward and crouches down, examining the woman's eyes for a moment. He then says something, and gets a calm, collected response. He turns to the others. "Huh. She's… Blind."
[2017-02-04 22:36:17] <Talonair> "A blind healer?"
[2017-02-04 22:37:42] <Hankolijo> "Seems like it." He turns to the woman again. He explains something to her for a while, and she seems to bow her head and think momentarily. She then apparently gives some sort of confirmation.
[2017-02-04 22:38:12] <Talonair> Kit watches the door
[2017-02-04 22:39:26] <Hankolijo> There are people coming in and out from the mosque, but none stand out. Michael turns his head to the group again. "She was indeed met by a man who gave her this ability little over a week ago. She says that her brother got an ability, too. She's not sure what it is, though."
[2017-02-04 22:39:51] <Talonair> "Her brother? At the bazaar, maybe?"
[2017-02-04 22:40:52] <Hankolijo> Michael asks something else, and gets confirmation again. "Yes. She says that she can take us there, if we want. She says she 'senses good in us'." He says, seemingly skeptical.
[2017-02-04 22:41:28] <Talonair> "Uh huh, so that bit doesn't work." She gives a slight smirk
[2017-02-04 22:43:45] <Hankolijo> More talking, and Michael gives the woman a hand standing up. He looks towards Leo, who glances at Kit again. "Well, we're supposed to meet up with Samuel's men, anyway. Laura, contact him and let them know we're coming." He instructs the brunette.
[2017-02-04 22:44:03] <Talonair> "I'll make sure outside's clear."
[2017-02-04 22:46:09] <Hankolijo> Nothing too suspicious happens, and the team heads back to the van without problem. Apparently, Samuel's team is yet to find the man at the bazaar. So they set off again, now with The Martyr in the van with them.
[2017-02-04 22:47:02] <Talonair> "This is feeling too easy.."
[2017-02-04 22:48:32] <Hankolijo> "Well, we're not done yet, y'know." Laura says. You arrive at the bazaar and are met by yet another impressive sight - halls and halls between rows of ancient buildings, with shops, coffee places, booths, stalls and vendors on every edge and corner.
[2017-02-04 22:48:38] <Hankolijo> (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/cc/56/e8/cc56e8ab791dbb02dd5011effee27b2c.jpg)
[2017-02-04 22:48:50] <Hankolijo> You've entered at a busy hour, and there are lots of people around.
[2017-02-04 22:49:44] <Talonair> "Wow…."
[2017-02-04 22:50:54] <Hankolijo> "Yea. These Egyptian guys like to go big or go home." Laura comments. "We should head in and look around for either the guy we're after or Samuel, yea?" She suggests when Leo joins them.
[2017-02-04 22:51:27] <Talonair> "Well, she said she can lead us to him, right?"
[2017-02-04 22:52:09] <Hankolijo> The woman indeed steps forward, and starts heading into the bazaar. Leonard shrugs at the others and follows.
[2017-02-04 22:52:28] <Talonair> Kit follows!
[2017-02-04 22:53:49] <Hankolijo> You're lead through what would otherwise be a living maze to you, constantly hearing the sounds of trading and haggling, with an occasional trader trying to sell you something shiny and /probably/ made of gold. Eventually, though, you spot the GOC guys and Samuel's hat across the way, standing in front of a stall.
[2017-02-04 22:54:17] <Talonair> Kit spots a couple of things to pick up on the way back, if they get the chance
[2017-02-04 22:56:19] <Hankolijo> In the stall stands an Egyptian man, likely in his forties, wearing a turban and sporting an impressive, black beard. When you arrive to the scene, the man raises an iron round shield from somewhere below, encrusted on its sides with various gems, with the engraving of the eye of Horus in the center.
[2017-02-04 22:56:39] <Hankolijo> The woman stops ten meters from Samuel and his men. They haven't noticed you yet.
[2017-02-04 22:56:45] <Talonair> "… Is this the guy?" She whispers
[2017-02-04 22:58:07] <Hankolijo> "The Trader." Leonard says, moving forward, but halting as Samuel apparently tries to grab the shield, but stumbles back, covering his already-sunglasses-covered eyes.
[2017-02-04 22:58:51] <Talonair> Kit's hand strays towards her concealed pistol, frowning
[2017-02-04 23:00:48] <Hankolijo> In a moment's notice, the man flicks something from his other hand at the GOCcers, who quickly draw their weapons. "Hostile!" Leonard exclaims. Laura, meanwhile, starts yelling for the civilians to get out as the rest of the team draw their guns.
[2017-02-04 23:00:56] <Hankolijo> The woman seems frozen in place.
[2017-02-04 23:04:30] <Talonair> Kit draws her pistol and knife!
[2017-02-04 23:05:59] <Hankolijo> The man, while the patrons in the area have started to flee, continues to fling something at the GOCcers, forcing them to fall back, firing blindly at the attacker. Whenever they try to aim, something seems to happen to their eyes, as they instantly cover them.
[2017-02-04 23:06:23] <Talonair> "The shield."
[2017-02-04 23:06:29] <Hankolijo> The area is mostly clear of civies now, and both teams are setting themselves up for attack. Leonard pushes the blind woman down so she'snot in line of fire. Kit may act!
[2017-02-04 23:06:50] <Talonair> Kit is going to try and creep around behind the dude
[2017-02-04 23:07:58] <Hankolijo> That'll be hard, as he's in a stall set up against one of the walls.
[2017-02-04 23:09:22] <Talonair> Curses
[2017-02-04 23:09:28] <Talonair> Bull-rush him then
[2017-02-04 23:11:01] <Hankolijo> Before this, though, the rest of the team opens fire! A few shots graze him, but most seem to simply strike his shield. Leonard's, Samuel's, and Laura's, however, hit him in the arm, side of his stomach and leg, respectively. The woman on the ground screams.
[2017-02-04 23:11:15] <Hankolijo> He hasn't reacted yet. Kit, roll me your attack!
[2017-02-04 23:11:33] <Talonair> 4df+6 RAAAAA I DON'T HAVE A SWORD FUCK
[2017-02-04 23:11:33] <Glacon> Talonair: RAAAAA I DON'T HAVE A SWORD FUCK: 3 (4df+6=0, 4-, 4-, 4-)
[2017-02-04 23:11:36] <Talonair> Really
[2017-02-04 23:12:48] <Hankolijo> Roll me MDef, Kit.
[2017-02-04 23:13:15] <Talonair> 4df+3 Waaaaaaaa (+2 vs fear and pain)
[2017-02-04 23:13:16] <Glacon> Talonair: Waaaaaaaa (+2 vs fear and pain): 2 (4df+3=0, 0, 0, 4-)
[2017-02-04 23:14:25] <Hankolijo> Kit, you try to strike the man, but you instead find yourself trying to stab the eye on the shield! As the metal strikes against metal, a bright flash fills your eyes as you are blinded!
[2017-02-04 23:14:44] <Talonair> "Gah!" She covers her eyes
[2017-02-04 23:16:12] <Hankolijo> "Fools! Fools, all of you!" The man exclaims, though you can't see him. As you start to regain your sight, something small hits you. Roll me PDef.
[2017-02-04 23:16:29] <Talonair> 4df+4 Fek
[2017-02-04 23:16:30] <Glacon> Talonair: Fek: 2 (4df+4=3+, 4-, 4-, 4-)
[2017-02-04 23:16:33] <Talonair> Really
[2017-02-04 23:16:34] <Talonair> REALLY
[2017-02-04 23:17:20] <Hankolijo> 4df+6 ouch
[2017-02-04 23:17:20] <Glacon> Hankolijo: ouch: 9 (4df+6=0, 3+, 3+, 3+)
[2017-02-04 23:17:46] <Talonair> REALLY
[2017-02-04 23:17:49] <Talonair> FUCKING REALLY
[2017-02-04 23:18:35] <Hankolijo> Leonard shouting "KIT!" Is the last thing you hear before something small, metallic, and ludicrously hot hits you square in the forehead. The pain is unbearable and you give into it instantly, blacking out.
[2017-02-04 23:21:07] <Hankolijo> You come back to it leaning against a pillar, your head still hurting like hell and even dripping blood. Next to you is Leonard, his clothes heavily singed and a cut on his cheek. Further along, hiding behind another set of pillars, you spot Samuel and the rest of his gang. And next to them - the blind woman, in a pool of blood.
[2017-02-04 23:21:36] <Hankolijo> You also hear the sound of a roaring fire and maniacal laughter, though you can't see what's going on from here.
[2017-02-04 23:21:40] <Talonair> "Wh- Owww…." She clutches her head
[2017-02-04 23:21:43] <Talonair> "What happened?"
[2017-02-04 23:22:54] <Hankolijo> "The fucker had some metal-melting ability. You hit his shield, got blinded, and then he threw something at your head. We riddled him with bullets, but the woman… She stabbed herself, and then he.. Well, he's a bigger problem now."
[2017-02-04 23:23:38] <Talonair> "Oww… Oh jeez…"
[2017-02-04 23:23:41] <Hankolijo> Leo jumps back behind cover, a ball of flame striking the ground where he was just at, the flames raining over you, but not doing any harm.
[2017-02-04 23:23:59] <Talonair> Kit flinches back from them!
[2017-02-04 23:25:24] <Hankolijo> Leonard looks back at the sound of running footsteps! Another one of his men, this one dressed in just a simple tee, slides behind cover, holding Kit's scabbard. "Got the blade!" He says, shoving it in Leo's hands.
[2017-02-04 23:25:47] <Talonair> "Pass it here, and is there a shield?"
[2017-02-04 23:26:35] <Hankolijo> Leonard takes the shield off his back, smirking. The man gives her the sword, too. "You sure you're alright?" Leonard asks.
[2017-02-04 23:28:09] <Talonair> "Don't have many other options, right? Plus, I have these." She digs her welding goggles out of her satchel, grinning
[2017-02-04 23:30:30] <Hankolijo> "Alright." He looks to the man. "Get to Samuel. Tell him that when we pop out, he needs to give us as much covering fire as he can." Leonard says, and produces The Bracelet from his jacket as the man runs across the room, trailed by balls of flame. "So, I just put this one to have it work, right?"
[2017-02-04 23:31:51] <Talonair> "Yep." She nods. "You won't really be able to come into contact with anything, so here's my idea. You rush him, knock him over, then I go in. Where is he?"
[2017-02-04 23:33:40] <Hankolijo> "Center of the room. And yea, I'll run first. Gotta try and get the shield away from him." He says, then peeks around the pillar. "You ready?"
[2017-02-04 23:34:34] <Talonair> Kit peeks. How far to the target?
[2017-02-04 23:35:16] <Hankolijo> The man, standing in the middle of the room with a circle of fire around him, is about 20 meters from you. From there you can already see his eyes glow red, and balls of flame are circling around above his head.
[2017-02-04 23:36:24] <Talonair> So within charge range?
[2017-02-04 23:36:55] <Hankolijo> Yup.
[2017-02-04 23:37:09] <Talonair> She nods, hefting her shield
[2017-02-04 23:39:07] <Hankolijo> Leonard dashes out from behind the pillar, slipping on the bracelet. As he does, Samuel and his guys pop out and open fire on the man as he begins to hurl fireballs at Leonard, whose aura shield now simply disperses them. Only Samuel and two other soldiers manage to keep up the fire as the rest are blinded, but most of the attacks still manage to hit the
[2017-02-04 23:39:07] <Hankolijo> shield.
[2017-02-04 23:39:54] <Talonair> Kit waits for Leonard to get closer, before dashing out as well, goggles down
[2017-02-04 23:40:41] <Hankolijo> 15 meters. 10…
[2017-02-04 23:41:17] <Talonair> ~Come on Leonard, hit him~
[2017-02-04 23:41:41] <Hankolijo> When Leonard reaches ten meters, the maniacal cackling returns. As it does, a ball of flame engulfs him, then quickly spreads throughout the room!
[2017-02-04 23:41:52] <Hankolijo> Roll me agility to stick behind Leonard's aura and not get burned.
[2017-02-04 23:42:12] <Talonair> 4df+10 Kit is ABSOLUTELY using a charge of her jump pack to get to cover
[2017-02-04 23:42:13] <Glacon> Talonair: Kit is ABSOLUTELY using a charge of her jump pack to get to cover: 10 (4df+10=0, 4-, 3+, 0)
[2017-02-04 23:43:08] * Lily → LilyAFK
[2017-02-04 23:43:42] <Hankolijo> The fire blasts past you, Samuel pulling his guys down with him as he himself drops down, flames washing over their backs. Meanwhile Kit's fine, the fire seemingly wrapping itself around the aura, but bouncing off before getting to her.
[2017-02-04 23:44:13] <Hankolijo> Leonard closes the distance, his aura sphere striking the source of the fire!
[2017-02-04 23:44:28] <Talonair> Kit will CHARGE!
[2017-02-04 23:45:07] <Hankolijo> Roll it, along with PDef because HEAT.
[2017-02-04 23:45:32] <Hankolijo> Though… Percpetion, Kit.
[2017-02-04 23:45:40] <Talonair> 4df+3 Hmm?
[2017-02-04 23:45:42] <Glacon> Talonair: Hmm?: 2 (4df+3=4-, 0, 4-, 3+)
[2017-02-04 23:45:53] <Hankolijo> Nevermind, roll for your charge!
[2017-02-04 23:46:04] <Talonair> Bonus for sword?
[2017-02-04 23:46:20] <Hankolijo> +6.
[2017-02-04 23:46:41] <Talonair> 4df+14 Oh boy. Default stance!
[2017-02-04 23:46:41] <Glacon> Talonair: Oh boy. Default stance!: 15 (4df+14=3+, 3+, 0, 4-)
[2017-02-04 23:46:46] <Talonair> 4df+4 Aaaaand PDEF
[2017-02-04 23:46:47] <Glacon> Talonair: Aaaaand PDEF: 3 (4df+4=4-, 3+, 0, 4-)
[2017-02-04 23:47:30] <Hankolijo> The heat is intense, but you stand it quite well, only losing .5 PHealth. This leaves you at 3, though. As for your attack…
[2017-02-04 23:48:30] <Hankolijo> It goes through only fire. The shield's on the ground, but the man's not there. Leonard points towards the now-burning stall. "Over there!" He exclaims. And, sure enough, the man is there, holding a bar of gold in his hand.
[2017-02-04 23:49:03] <Talonair> "Oh shit." She drops the sword and grabs the shield
[2017-02-04 23:50:35] <Hankolijo> The shield feels just as good in your hands as the sword. Though you can't shake the feeling that the sword was offended by that.
[2017-02-04 23:50:59] <Talonair> ~Sorry sword but I might be about to die~
[2017-02-04 23:51:06] <Talonair> She raises it to defend herself
[2017-02-04 23:51:39] <Hankolijo> The man, meanwhile, grins wide and throws the now-molten gold straight at you, Kit!
[2017-02-04 23:51:47] <Talonair> Shield up!
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[2017-02-04 23:52:38] <Hankolijo> …Or, rather, straight at the shield. When the gold strikes its surface, the man screams and covers his eyes with his hands. Leonard waits not even a second and raises his handgun, unloading several shots into him.
[2017-02-04 23:52:47] <Hankolijo> He collapses.
[2017-02-04 23:53:41] <Talonair> Kit pants, lowering the shield again
[2017-02-04 23:54:54] <Hankolijo> Massi lowers the gun. Samuel, Leonard's folks and Goccers peek out from around the pillar, their clothes burnt the hell up on the backs.
[2017-02-04 23:54:55] <Hankolijo> Leonard, not Massi*
[2017-02-04 23:55:29] <Talonair> "Is he dead?"
[2017-02-04 23:57:04] <Hankolijo> "He better be, or I'll kick his ass!" Comes a shout from Laura somewhere in the back. Leonard, still wearing The Bracelet and holding his gun, approaches the man. After a moment he gives Kit a thumbs up.
[2017-02-04 23:57:21] <Talonair> Kit nods, and retrieves the sword after setting the shield down
[2017-02-04 23:58:00] <Hankolijo> Soon, a cleanup crew which was already on standby at the airfield arrives. Everyone's loaded onto vans and treated for their wounds, Kit having had the worst of it out of everyone.
[2017-02-04 23:58:31] <Talonair> Kit more or less collapses after the adrenaline wears off
[2017-02-04 23:59:39] <Hankolijo> Leonard has little time to say goodbye as he and Samuel need to make reports. Kit is treated, then loaded onto the plane along with all the artifacts. Midas takes the plane off, and, Kit likely unconscious by now, lands it back in Italy without a hitch.
[2017-02-04 23:59:50] <Talonair> Woo
[2017-02-05 00:00:32] <Hankolijo> With no casualties on either the Foundation's or GOC's side, two of TC's minions neutralized and zero civilian involvement, the mission is a major success.
[2017-02-05 00:00:50] <Hankolijo> But Kit's now in medical, and she might get a scar on her forehead.
[2017-02-05 00:00:57] <Hankolijo> Fin.
[2017-02-05 00:01:02] <Talonair> She'll get that removed :P
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