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Upward from Land's End

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Posting for Player 1
Cormorant had not really thought much on the previous incident since its occurrence; but having a chance to redeem his own sense of dignity, he pushed for confrontation. Having briefly discussed matters with Antapkos to fill in what was missed when unconscious, he has become aware that he, too, can move air. He walk deliberately toward the girl, wielding the carving knife.
OOC: 82, 54
 

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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
... Antapkos yells... intends to leave the girls for Cormorant and go after the two Shimadow.... empty handed... move air...
Cormorant... move air.... girl... carving knife.
The girl says something to the other Ansylin that cannot be heard, then draws a new carving knife from its sheath at the small of her back. "I have another knife. After I stick this one in you, I will take my old one and stick it in you as well."

Confident and cruel, the girl is true to her previously displayed nature. It occurs to Antapkos and Cormorant that someone is backing this girl, or she has found a way to steal from the Pavilion without getting caught. She stands and waits on Cormorant. The Ansylin boy moves as if he is attempting to flank and circle around behind.

The two Shimadow boys look at one another. They are more hesitant than the girl. One of them appears as if he will throw a crude fishing spear at Antapkos. The other is readying to fight with his skiff pole, as before.
2 clams: currency

Marsh Hen Feathers: 2 sets: ??
Marsh Hen Feet: 2 pair: ??
Marsh Hen Skulls: 2: ??
Marsh Rat Feet: 2 pars: ??
Marsh Rat Skulls: 2: ??
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State intentions. The previous random rolls have not yet been used.
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Posting for Player 1
Cormorant continues to walk at the girl;but as he gets parallel to the boy, he will turn and charge him. Ignoring the knife in his hand, he will kick the boy and move air to push him away.
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Posting for Player2
Antapkos runs toward the opponent who looks as if he will launch a javelin. He runs in a zig-zag pattern to make himself a harder target. He will strike that one first, with fists and mystically pushing, as well.
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Cormorant... boy... charge him... kick... push him away.
Antapkos... opponent... strike... fists and mystically pushing, as well.
Cormorant: 16(readiness) + 12(speed) + 15(clarity) + 82(d100) = 125
Antapkos: 15 + 19 + 15 + 51 = 100
Others: 21 + 67 = 88
Time of motion, being equal, will be ignored since parties must close to melee.
Cormorant: 100(bending) - 125(reaction) = ~0
Antapkos: 100(bending) - 100 = 0
Girl: out of position
Aboy: 200(pole) - 88 = 112
Sboy1: no motion... first
Sboy2: out of position
Antapkos is a Shimadow word for a type of heron. With both young men being called after types of birds and their closeness as friends, others took to calling them the Bird Brothers. Having decided not to move, the Shimadow boy launches his crude javelin at Antapkos before anything else happens. Cormorant and Antapkos react next, at about the same instant. The Ansylin boy acts third, but the girl and the other Shimadow boy remain out of position.
Cormorant: 18(aggression) + 12(accuracy) + 16(fury) + 54(d00) = 100
Antapkos: 13(finesse) + 19(accuracy) + 15(clarity) + 52(d100) = 99
Others: 21 + 63 = 84

Antapkos: 19(avoidance) + 15(analysis) + 52(d100) = 86, dodged
Aboy: damage: 100 - 84 = 16% * 2 = ~1. Mind: 6 - 1 = 5, irritated
Sboy: damage: 99 - 84 = 15% * 2 = ~1. Mind: 6 - 1 = 5, irritated
Cormorant: 13(bending) + 16(push) + 82(d100) = 111
Antapkos: 21 + 14 + 51 = 86

Aboy: 14 + 67 = 81
damage: 111 - 81 = 30% * 2 = ~1. Mind: 5 - 1 = 4, dazed, 3 strides
Sboy: 86 - 81 = 05% * 2 = ~1. Mind: 5 - 1 = 4, dazed, prone
The fishing javelin narrowly misses Antapkos. Cormorant kicks the Ansylin boy in the chest, with the combination of the mystical assaults, sending him backward 3 strides. Antapkos strikes effectively but does not add much by moving air, merely knocking down his opponent. The girl, with her knife in hand, and the other Shimadow boy, with his skiff pole, both close to melee.

The girl yells, "I am going to gut you like a fish, mud cake!"
2 clams: currency

Marsh Hen Feathers: 2 sets: ??
Marsh Hen Feet: 2 pair: ??
Marsh Hen Skulls: 2: ??
Marsh Rat Feet: 2 pars: ??
Marsh Rat Skulls: 2: ??
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State intentions. Provide 2 random rolls.
 
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Posting for Player 1
Cormorant ignores the comment and his first opponent, who he has pushed away. He turns and quickly closes with the girl. He thinks to himself of the waste of such a pretty face on such a foul female, but he has no qualms about slicing her with the knife.
OOC: 99+22, 83
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Posting for Player 2
Antapkos hopes that knocking down his first opponent will slow him enough that he will not be able to flank, as he dances away and bores down on the second boy, intending to use the same tactic.
OOC: 100+9, 86
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Cormorant... closes with the girl... slicing her with the knife.
Antapkos... bores down on the second boy, intending to use the same tactic.
Cormorant: 200(move)
Antapkos: 100(move)
Girl: 100(bending)
Aboy: 600(move)
Sboy1: 300(move)
Sboy2: 100(move
The second Shimadow boy moves toward Antapkos, shortening the time for both to reach each other. The mouthy girl waits at ready by the fire.
Cormorant: 18(aggression) + 12(accuracy) + 16(fury) + 121(d00) = 167
Antapkos: 13(finesse) + 19(accuracy) + 15(clarity) + 109(d100) = 156
Others: 21 + 115 = 136

Antapkos: 15(defend) + 19(avoidance) + 15(analysis) + 109(d100) = 158, dodged
Cormorant: 16 + 12 + 15 + 121 = 164, dodged
Girl: damage: 167 - 136 = 31% * 5 = 2, Body: 6 - 2 = 4
Sboy1: damage: 156 - 136 = 20% * 2 = ~1. Mind: 5 - 1 = 4, dazed, prone
Sboy2: Mind: 6 - 1 = 5, irritated, prone
Cormorant: 13(bending) + 16(heat) + 83(d100) = 112
Antapkos: 21 + 14(push) + 86 = 121
Girl: 8(bend) + 8(heat) + 84 = 100

Aboy: Mind: 5 - 1 = 4 + 1 = 5, irritated
Sboy1: 14 + 84 = 98. damage 121 - 98 = 23% * 6 = 1. Mind: 4 - 1 = 3, dazed, 2 strides
Sboy2: Mind: 5 - 1 = 4, dazed, 2 strides
Girl: 6(conditioning) + 8(fury) + 84(d100) = 98
damage: 112 - 98 = 14% * 2 = ~1. Body: 4 - 1 = 3, injured
The second Shimadow boy swings his skiff pole overhead, but Antapkos dodges to his left, stepping in and punching the boy in the torso with both fists and a pulse of air, sending him backward 2 strides. He then turns at the ready when the first Shimadow boy reaches him, unable to make an effective flank. Empty handed, the first one fails to connect with his thrown punch, but Antapkos ripostes with a palm shove and another pulse of air, sending this one back 2 strides.

The girl flicks her knife with a quick backhand, but Cormorant is able to avoid the blow, deflecting with his empty left hand. The instant he touches her, he feels an unnatural warmth, but reflexively resists any damage. Instinctively at that same instant, he realizes that he, too, can bend thermal waylines. When he flicks his own knife, slicing into the front of her left shoulder, he reverses the flux of the heat, causing the girl further harm. She is significantly injured.

The Ansylin boy is still in the process of closing the distance after regaining his feet. He is grabbing his skiff pole which is stuck, standing in the sand.
2 clams: currency

Marsh Hen Feathers: 2 sets: ??
Marsh Hen Feet: 2 pair: ??
Marsh Hen Skulls: 2: ??
Marsh Rat Feet: 2 pars: ??
Marsh Rat Skulls: 2: ??
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. Combat continues. State intentions. Provide 2 random rolls.
 
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Posting for Player 1
Seeing the possibility of being flanked, Cormorant intends to move around the girl, as well as trying to cut her and heat her again. He hopes to put the girl in between him and the Ansylin boy.
OOC: 10, 25
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Posting for Player 2
Pleased with the effectiveness of his strategy, Antapkos leaps toward his first opponent hoping that he can kick him and push more air before the boy completely stands.
OOC: 19, 75
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
... Cormorant intends to move around the girl... cut... heat...
... Antapkos leaps... kick... push more...
The girl flinches at her serious wound, though shows no sign of backing down. She spits at Cormorant, with murder in her eyes. "You're a Bender!"

The three boys hear those words as they try to press the advantage of their numbers, but all three are now afraid, which hinders the assaults. It was foolish of the girl to spit those words, but foolishness so often accompanies narcissism.
Cormorant: 100(bend)
Antapkos: 100(bend)
Girl: 100(bending) + 300(injured) = 400
Aboy: 300(move)
Sboy1: 200(pole) + 230(prone) = 430
Sboy2: 200(pole) + 220(prone) = 420
Cormorant: 13(bending) + 16(heat) + 10(d100) = 39
Antapkos: 21 + 14(push) + 19 = 54
Girl: 8(bend) + 8(heat) + 05 = 23

Aboy:
Sboy1: Mind: 4 - 1 = 3 + 1 = 4, dazed.
Sboy2: 14 + 23 = 37.
damage: 54 - 37 = 17% * 6 = ~1. Mind: 5 - 1 = 4, dazed, prone

Girl: 6(conditioning) + 8(fury) + 23 (d100) = 37, insignificant
Body: 4 - 1 = 3, injured
Cormorant: 18(aggression) + 12(accuracy) + 16(fury) + 25(d00) = 71
Antapkos: 13(finesse) + 19(accuracy) + 15(clarity) + 75(d100) = 121
Others: 21 + 40 = 61

Antapkos: 15(defend) + 19(avoidance) + 15(analysis) + 75(d100) = 123, dodged
Cormorant: 16 + 12 + 15 + 25 = 68, dodged

Girl: damage: 71 - 61 = 10% * 5 = 1 x 3, Body: 3 - 3 = 0, incapacitated
Sboy1:
Sboy2: 121 - 61 = 60% * 2 = 1. Mind: 4 - 1 = 3, dazed
The second barrage of assaults is more awkward by all involved, perhaps the initial adrenaline had been burned, causing a pendulum effect. Both Cormorant and Antapkos engage their first target, almost simultaneously. Cormorant is unable to mystically heat the girl but does draw an additional cut on her as her moves. Being slowed as she is from her previous injuries, he is able to cut her twice more before she can move. The additional cuts cause her only movement to be falling to the ground, incapacitated. She is still conscious. Cormorant turns to see that the Ansylin boy has retrieved his skiff pole but is not yet close enough to attack.

Antapkos manages to push air but not nearly as efficiently as he had on his first assaults. Alternating between opponents, he is able to keep either boy from bing able to stand and continues to pummel on them until they lose consciousness.

Only the Ansylin boy remains standing; and with a look of terror on his face, turns to run. There is really no place to run. Cormorant and Antapkos are between him and further inland. he can only run toward the jetty or out into the ocean. The boy cannot swim.
2 clams: currency

Marsh Hen Feathers: 2 sets: ??
Marsh Hen Feet: 2 pair: ??
Marsh Hen Skulls: 2: ??
Marsh Rat Feet: 2 pars: ??
Marsh Rat Skulls: 2: ??
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State intentions. Provide 2 random rolls.
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Posting for Player 1
Cormorant realizes, with all due certainty, that he cannot let this boy run. Whether he likes it or not, this encounter must only contain survivors from one side. He takes off running after the boy, understanding that he must end his life. No one can know that he is a Bender. He did not even realize such himself, until the girl spat such words at him, but it is true.
OOC: 59, 75
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Posting for Player 2

Antapkos sees that Cormorant is going for the boy. Since the two Shimadow boys are unconscious for the moment, he walks over to the girl. He bends waylines to make his hand glow before taking her knife from her and slitting her throat. "Your rein of terror has come to an end, Mala'kio. We cannot let you tell of our gifts. Good riddance."
OOC: 66, 30
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Cormorant... takes off running after the boy... must end his life...
Antapkos... walks over to the girl... taking her knife from her and slitting her throat...
Being taller and faster, it takes little time for Cormorant to catch the fleeing boy. Having reservations about the need to take his life, much more to stab him in the back, he trips him. The boy falls, and Cormorant falls on him, sticking the knife in his belly. He cups his other hand over the boy's mouth and then sticks the knife in his neck. The boy is done.

Antapkos learns a valuable lesson about conscious Benders. Ceramic works as a conduit. Even if no bodily contact is made, when he touches the knife in her hand, the girl bends mystical waylines to siphon life from him. It is not enough and despite his initial shock at the occurrence, Antapkos kills the girl without further adieu. He quickly walks over to end each Shimadow boy, as well. Such is the nature of survival in a city that has become a hostile place to live. The Bird Brothers find themselves standing among the corpses of four fallen by their hands.
Antapkos: Body: 10 - 1 = 9, irritated
Cormorant: full wellness
2 clams: currency

Marsh Hen Feathers: 2 sets: ??
Marsh Hen Feet: 2 pair: ??
Marsh Hen Skulls: 2: ??
Marsh Rat Feet: 2 pars: ??
Marsh Rat Skulls: 2: ??
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State intentions. Provide a random roll.
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Far away on the eastern coast some twenty cycles back, in a small Spiofthest village located at the mouth of the river the locals call Downdraft, an unseasonably strong storm had raised concern. It was not the only concern that night. A young mother was to give birth any minute. There was a bright flash of light followed by a loud, thundering rumble. Rains are not usually so violent, not even in the early Drenching Season, and this was the Chilling Season. A cold draft of wind had come down from the mountains for two days before the warm sea air had objected, and the rain started, a cold rain for the southeast of the continent. A day's walk southward and the forest became jungle. Just as the rumbling stopped, the cry of the mother giving birth was emitted. The newborn coughed twice and drew its first breath of air, without any need to force the issue. The storm ceased and all was quiet. For a people not much prone to superstition, it has some portent.
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The new baby boy was a bit small, when compared to the normal birth and, once cleaned, rather pale, even for a Spiofthest. These Faethrins are not cloud white like the Shimadow. They are more the color of beach sand, but evenly so. In addition to the unnatural paleness, this child also had freckles across his shoulders and upper back and sporadically about his legs. As it so happens, the freckles did not fade with age. His hair, when it came in, was as white as his skin, so much so that the people began to wonder if the father had been Shimadow. The particular revelrous festival that led to the eventual procreation had its participants masked. The young maiden claimed that it was the Wayward Traveler, but most actually believed him to be a myth, just a story to add to the revelry of the Planters' Festival. The claim reassured rather than disuade the elder, more skeptical, members of the village to believe that a Shimadow had infiltrated their festival. Rather than harbor avarice toward the woman, it was more the nature of these people to be thankful that she was not hurt.
GM: This proceeding opens the possibility for a third player with the introduction of an additional character of the Spiofthest tribe, of either gender. These two storylines will eventually merge.
 
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Posting for Player 1
Cormorant grabs the Ansylin boy by the ankles and starts to drag the body back with the others, then thinks better of it. He walks back over to Antapkos. "How do you want to handle this? I don't think it is a good idea to just leave them here."

Once a decision is made, Cormorant will search the bodies, looking for anything of importance.
OOC: 63
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Posting for Player 2
Antapkos stands and looks around. He rubs his thumbs against the two forefingers of each hand before speaking. "Well, dismembering them and dropping the parts in the ocean seems the best option, but it also seems psychotic, not something I think that I can do. We should separate them. That way, even if discovered, it will happen individually and little association should be made. I am thinking that we carry one of the Shimadow boys back into the marsh, here, leave the Ansylin boy in the surf, take the girl out to the end of the jetty where the tide will take her out, and carry the last Shimadow bot down the beach. We keep one of their skiffs and drift the other where we drop the girl."

Antapkos will help search the bodies before they are moved.
OOC: 51
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Cormorant... will search...
Antapkos... will help search...
The decision being made, the fallen are searched before moved. Cormorant notices a feather talisman, but everything else is non-essential food stuff. Recognizing the talisman as being identical to the ones already possessed, it is disregarded.

Both young men are needed to carry the first boy back into the marsh. Some effort is made to disguise the trampled grass. The second boy is carried into the surf. While dismemberment is out of the question, venting the body so that it sinks is of no consequence. Afterward, the Bird Brothers separate. Cormorant takes the remaining boy westerward, down the coast. Antapkos takes the girl and the third skiff out to the end of the jetty but must wait for the outgoing tide, hoping no fishing vessel comes along. Even if so, not much would be noted of the two skiffs or the people. The girl would appear sleeping, without close examination.
Antapkos: full wellness
Cormorant: full wellness
2 clams: currency

Marsh Hen Feathers: 2 sets: ??
Marsh Hen Feet: 2 pair: ??
Marsh Hen Skulls: 2: ??
Marsh Rat Feet: 2 pars: ??
Marsh Rat Skulls: 2: ??
OOC: Each character receives 5 DP. State intentions for the necessary wait time. Provide a random roll.
 
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Posting for Player 2
Antapkos tethers the two skiffs together and secures his to the jetty, so that they will not drift apart or away. When the tide changes, he will vent the girl, loose her skiff, and flip it. In the mean time, he drops his fish trap over to see what he may catch. Thinking about it, he does something never before attempted. He takes a useless piece of seashell collected from the beach and causes it to glow with a red illumination. He uses this for bait.
OOC: 98+1
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
OOC: Posting for Player 1
Hoping to find a natural cut from the sea to the marsh or at least a narrow section of beach that mat offer a wash over, Cormorant will vent and deposit the body there. He will also set snares back in the marsh, while he waits for the tide to change.
OOC: 96+40
 

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