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Hell's Invasion Prologue (Evan Tyler) [IC]

Sezarious

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"Pfftt, yaaachh!" Michael wiped the gross black stuff he could only assume was blood off his face. At least it didn't seem to be acidic or anything like that near as he could tell. He hoped he wasn't going to catch something from this. "Gross" He muttered under his breath. At least he had his precious samples now, and possibly a dead demon.

He turned to the driver with a weak smile, "See, they're uh, well I told you they were doing it wrong". He swapped back to the handgun to count the number of rounds in the magazine. He knew as long as they survived this, he wouldn't have to fight any longer and he'd probably collapse from exhaustion.
 

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hafrogman

Adventurer
[section]Evan does his best to shrug while driving.

"Let's hope so, because they're getting another shot. Brace yourself."

He hammers the accelerator home again, angling straight for the exit, running the bar and honking the car's horn repeatedly to draw attention from the approaching reinforcements.[/section]
 

perrinmiller

Adventurer
Michael found the pistol to be about 4 rounds shy of a full magazine, 12 shot remaining.

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Just as Evan was bouncing the Charger over the uneven part of pavement where the studio entrance met the street, the demon had swung the stop sign stand down on the back window. It did not completely shatter, but it was spiderweb cracked all around the impact hole with large shards scattered all over the backseat. The large octagon part of the sign hooked on the inside of the frame and was lodged there. It bend and tore, yet held as the Charge turned sharply to align with the traffic on the street.

The flying demon was clutching at the pole's other end to hang on. It was desperately beating its wings to try stopping the car's forward progress to little avail. It snarled in some unknown, guttural language.

Ahead of the car, Michael and Evan saw the two LAPD cruisers screaming towards them with sirens and lines flashing. About 100 yards ahead, they both skidded to a halt, one turning left and the other right like they were blocking off the road. They had not left any space for Evan to drive between the cars.
 

Sezarious

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Michael hadn't expected the second demon to attach itself to the back of the car like that. "Far out, those things move fast'', he muttered to the driver. Michael took aim through the cracked rear windscreen and tried to hit the demon as best he could. He was hoping the shot might shatter the glass and dislodge the stop sign.

[sblock=OOC] Hi Perrin, what would you like me to roll on this. I think it would be quite an awkward shot to take, so I just wanted to double check [/sblock]
 

hafrogman

Adventurer
[section]Evan stares at the approaching cop cars, watching as they set up the roadblock.

"Great, they think we're the getaway car, not the 'running for our lives' car. They are in for a surprise."

Shaking his head to himself he spins the wheel and pulls the handbrake, drifting the car sideways to avoid bowling into the stopped cruisers, and hopefully swinging the demon around into their view.[/section]
 

perrinmiller

Adventurer
Evan's breaking maneuver spoiled Michael's aiming before he squeezed off the shot.

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Unfortunately the sudden skid had not dislodged the demon's grip on the stop sign, even though he swung around on its other end by its own momentum when the car stopped. The wings beat the air and it maintained some flight control and it landed on the trunk with both feet. It pushed in and yanked to free the stop sign from the back window. It raised its arms back over its head in preparation to chop down on the roof with its makeshift club.

Meanwhile the police in the two cruisers of the road block were spilling out of the cars with shotguns and pistols drawn. So far they have not had time to really react yet, but the could not miss the large winged demon assaulting the Dodge Charger.

[sblock=OOC]Sez, it is still a Firearms d12 vs. Agility d12 (whether you are aiming at the demon or the stop sign). I suggest rolling it in the OOC thread before you start trying to write. Then if you hit, you can claim success despite the circumstances. If you miss, then maybe the parameters that make the shot difficult are the reason. ;) The dice rolling is only to help your role-playing with some randomness, rather than completely making up the results.

I rolled Evan Drive vs. Demon Strength: 7 vs. 5, demon hung on. [/sblock]
 

Sezarious

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As the vehicle stopped, Michael attempted to take a shot at the demon, aiming as best he could, given the awkward circumstances of being confined in a small moving vehicle. He just couldn't seem to get a good aim in, then, momentarily, the demon's right wing moved into his sights and he pulled the trigger.
 
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hafrogman

Adventurer
[section]Evan stares out what remains of the back window, shaking his head at the creature's persistence.

"Duck and cover time."

He crouches low in his seat and waits for the blow to fall on the roof of the car, planning to make a break for the police line as soon as the blow lands, before another could be leveled at him.[/section]
 

perrinmiller

Adventurer
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The demon slammed the stop sign club down on the roof of the Charger. It was likely doing a good number on the paint job, but the sign did not have enough mass to really dent in the roof without taking several blows. The creature sort of cackled with glee in its guttural language. A second thump smashed against the roof. Looking out the busted back window, Michael and Evan could see the demon's feet and legs as it stood upon the trunk going to town with its mayhem.

The car smashing was interrupted by a voice of authority coming over a loudspeaker. "This is the police. Put your hands in the air and drop the stop sign! Get off the car and lie face down on the pavement! Do it NOW!"

The demon snarled and spit out some guttural words of defiance. It flung the stop sign towards the police cruisers, but the unwieldy projectile only bounced off the front of one of the cars scratching some paint and busting a headlight.

"Get down on the ground or we will fire!" The officer repeated.
 

Sezarious

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Michael's jaw dropped at this point... Were these cops serious? Were they actually serious? They're trying to talk down a creature that has killed multiple people, a creature, much larger than every human being. He looks across to the driver, "Please don't tell me they're that stupid" he whispered.

Keeping his handgun lowered, he yelled out at the police "Please, HEEELP USSS! It tore the head off a security guard. You can't talk to it, it's NOT HUMAN! SHOOT IIIT! SHOOOT IIIT!"
 
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hafrogman

Adventurer
[section]With the creature unarmed and at least partially distracted, Evan sees his chance and makes a dash from the vehicle towards the police line, staying low and hoping that nobody takes a potshot at him in the confusion.[/section]
 

perrinmiller

Adventurer
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The demon roared a challenge in its language as it flapped its wings, starting to hover above the Charger. It ignored the yelling from the occupant inside the car and paid no attention when Evan made a break for it.

Instead it started towards the police officers, making a sudden aerial charge. It sparked a hail of gunfire from the cops. The range was not good for the pistols or the shotguns in the initial shots. The creature was not slowed down from the few bullets that hit it and was in among the four officers from the cruisers before they knew it. The creature was no longer trying to dodge the shots, but it had cover from the police cruisers as it literally ripped the arm off one man to bludgeon the other in the head with it.

The shock of seeing two of their number down so quickly from the inhuman creature caused a pause in the firing as they did not want to hit their comrades. Seeing that was not going to matter, the other two surviving fired their weapons (one a shotgun, the other a Glock) into the demon after a few seconds.

The demon was bleeding from a few wounds already and the impact of the bullets were taking a toll.
 

hafrogman

Adventurer
[section]Evan groans in frustration as the demon shrugs off more bullets and kills more people. However, it doesn't appear to be fully bullet proof. He casts his eyes around, looking for any sign of a weapon he could get to, be it from one of the cruisers or a fallen officer.
[/section]
 

Sezarious

First Post
After a moment or two of indecision, Michael decides to take the safest route he can think of. He grabs the shotgun and moves up as quickly as he can to the driver. "Aim for wherever you think its soft spots might be", passing the shotgun to him.

Michael then raises the pistol up to the demon, aiming again for the same area he hit the last demon, near the base of the wing, Michael unloads 4 shots into the demon from behind.

[roll0]
[roll1]
 

perrinmiller

Adventurer
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With the demon in among the two police officers in the center of the roadblock, any fallen weapons were too close to the frenzied creature. The other two officers were at their car doors and blocking entrance to look for weapons inside their patrol cars.

Dispatch could be heard coming through their radios asking for an update and informing the ones on scene that backup was en route. Evan and Michael could hear more approaching sirens.

The demon ignored the missed shot as Michael fired. It leaped over the police cruiser to the opposite side, away from where Evan and Michael were approaching the fourth officer. Taking two more pistol rounds in the torso had slowed the demon’s assault on his newest victim. But those did not stop it as it bore the unfortunate police officer to the pavement.

The two were grappling. The demon had a hand over the man’s pistol, keeping it aimed away from it. The police officer was gripping the demon’s other wrist with his free hand and had a knee up to try leveraging the winged creature’s teeth away from ripping his throat out. If the demon had not been injured already, the contest would have been short lived.

[sblock=GM Note]Each shot can be a separate set of dice rolls. Though, let’s not take too many shots in one exchange. ;) [/sblock]
 

Sezarious

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[sblock=GM Note]Each shot can be a separate set of dice rolls. Though, let’s not take too many shots in one exchange. ;) [/sblock]

[sblock=OOC]Ah, good to know. I'll try two this time[/sblock]
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"Come on mate, you've got 5 shells left in it I think. They seem to be allergic to bullets!". Michael didn't know whether he sounded foolish or not, but he didn't care. In times of stress he always used humour to try and cope with stress, sometimes dark humour. "Come on mate, we can do this". Michael sidestepped away from Evan, distance being an important factor. If the demon killed one of them, the other would have a little more time to fill it with bullets. Michael positioned himself facing the back of the demon. This time, he took aim at its spine. He squeezed the trigger and fired.

[roll0]
[roll1]
[roll2]
[roll3]
 

hafrogman

Adventurer
[section]Evan takes the shotgun from Michael, but doesn't seem to be holding it quite right. Like a man who's watched too many movies where the subtleties of actual firearm use are of little importance. He holds it loosely and aims vaguely in the direction of the demon, hoping for a clear shot.

OOC: 1d30 is the first level of training. What comes before that? 1d100?

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Sezarious

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[sblock=OOC - Evan] I believe according to the list, firearms is NOT a trained skill, so Evan can roll 1d30 without an issue. The fact that it's loaded already is probably a good thing as that means he can just point and pull the trigger.

What he might need to do is re-set the firing pin after his first shot, which will be easy to know if the gun is pump-action, but most firearms can actually be jammed quite easily in that process if the wielder doesn't have the confidence and is too 'soft' in their actions. IRL, Evan would probably have a good chance at hitting the demon with a high spread weapon like a shotgun, but he'd probably only get the one shot before getting confused over what to do next.

Having said that, this may be the perfect time for Michael to use "Improved aid another" if he is considered having it now. He may be able to instruct him to lower the roll by a tier.[/sblock]
 
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perrinmiller

Adventurer
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Michael managed to put both bullets into the back of the demon, but neither was on target for the spine. A few pellets from the shotgun blast Evan managed to aim in the creature’s general vicinity put a few tiny holes into its wings.

The other officer came around to try saving the grappled man and he put a couple more bullets into the demon. The wounds all were leaking blackish blood ichor.

The creature was tough, still not incapacitated. It tucked its feet up and raked the downed police officer badly in the struggle. However weakened from wounds, it was unable to finish off its opponent and it leaped into the sky using the unfortunate man as a launch platform. The wounded officer immediately lost his grip and lay there on the pavement feeling lucky to have survived.

The demon wobbled as it gained altitude, continuing to fly up and back towards the movie studio.

The unharmed police officer did not keep firing, but knelt beside his down comrade, “Jesus! Manny, are you okay?”

Sirens were getting closer as more emergency response personnel were en route.

[sblock=GM Note]I am going to forget mechanics for now as you guys are working on Savage World sheets[/sblock]
 

Sezarious

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Tired from all that occurred, Michael carefully placed his handgun on the ground and moved over to assist the injured officer "Sir, I volunteer my assistance in any way I can. Would you like me to flag down the other vehicles or assist in first aid?". Michael didn't know if the Demon would be back, though he suspected it knew that sirens equalled reinforcements and reinforcements.
 

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