I’m Not Dead!

With the party members behind cover and out of view, the war machine stops – at least momentarily. An eerie quiet descends upon the battlefield…

Suddenly the silence is broken by a moan from Vash! In a weak voice he speaks: “Someone help me. I’m still alive, only I’m very badly burned.”

(Vash must have been slowed by his rad sickness to have been caught flat-footed like that by the warbot.)

(He has performed a ‘Karma Burn’, spending all of his Luck Points for a chance at survival – but he’s at 0 hit points, and barely conscious. I’d recommend using some medi-spray to give him new skin, plus some stimshots to get him back on his feet – that is, if you can get to him…)

It seems that the warbot’s plasma blasts did not incinerate your companion, as you initially thought! His charred and injured form lies on the ground about ten feet away. He is in plain view of the sentry robot, but it appears to be ignoring him – perhaps it does not consider the injured savant a threat, or maybe it is using Vash as bait?

What are your actions?

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~ by K-Slacker on 04-Dec-08.

10 Responses to “I’m Not Dead!”

  1. (It appears that the GM is growing soft. Perhaps it’s the Christmas season.)

    (And yes, that is an Austin Powers reference.)

  2. Vash tried to move; the pain is too much. The pain is also too much from just moving. He lays there in a slow whimpering pain.

  3. OoC — Hey! I just KNEW that was an Austin Powers reference! Hooray for Will Ferrell.

  4. Hearing his moaning companion from beyond the protective cover of the wrecked building, Thrakazog struggles with his options. He knows he’ll probably be safe (for now) if he remains where he is and waits for the warbot to retreat from wherever it came. But Vash’s life hangs in the balance, and there lies a fellow who has saved his own life, on more than one occasion.

    Thrak grits his teeth and realizes the decision has been made for him. He can’t abandon such a stalwart companion. “Somebody get out there to Vash when that thrice-gods-damned machine moves out. And be quick about it!” Saying that, Thrak intends to make a cautious but hurried move from his current location to a position further west (area 44) so he can take pot-shots at the warbot from (hopefully) enough cover to offer protection from the death rays it apparently has in abundance. Thrak prays that it will be enough to draw the machine sufficiently far away so that his other companions can tend quickly to the fallen Vash.

  5. (OOC: If I am allowed to revise my actions from the last post… and if it is even possible to do this at all…)

    Mustering his courage, Soggul puts himself in harm’s way again. “I will draw this beast’s attention. Get Vash and save him.” The three-armed mutant runs to cover, away from the party, emitting a sonic howl on the way. His third arm draws his pistol and he begins to fire on the next cover spot, even further away.

    (I’m going to howl, shoot and eventually charge this thing if that’s what it takes for the group to save Vash. If Soggul dies, so be it, because his death would be for a great cause. 🙂

    Additionally, I will be out of the country next week, (getting married in Jamaica), so I’ll be MIA during that time. )

  6. (I’ll let Soggul burn a Luck Point to change the specifics of his last post and stave off his growing fear…)

  7. He is alive! “The gods are merciful today!” I cry. Hearing Soggul’s insane plan, I poise myself ready to run out to retrieve Vash as soon as the opportunity presents itself.

  8. Sikich holds up a hand for the others to wait and peaks around the cover just enough to get a line of sight, then he musters his telekinetic powers to haul Vash into cover with him.

  9. Cobb gets ready to help Jumrak and Sikich recover Vash. Once they get him to relative safety Cobb will make a ” Stockpile” check to see if he managed to pick up anything along the way that might help Vash ( some kind of first aid item that he may have ‘absentmindedly’ picked up while looting or scouting).

  10. OoC — Wow! Killing off a character (or near enough) sure brings out the comments. Go team!

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