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  • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #18: Decompress

    Ursa
    HP: 1

    When Violet got out of the car, Otso moved as casually as he could to follow her. They'd spring their trap soon enough, he'd have to be the main attacker on the outside regardless of who he wound facing.

    Initiative: 1D20+1 = [2]+1 = 3
    for when it's needed.
    Otso Karell, codenamed Ursa, on New Vindicators Academy of Europe.

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      ARAD (Jack; NPCs: Adam, Domingo, Herta, Ilena, Iosef, Radu, Simon, Vlad)
      With the flash of light, Ilena seemed to fade. "Keep it up," Herta encouraged. "Each time you hit her with bright light, her shadow body gets weaker!"

      Originally posted by Michuru81
      Ilena: DC 18 Reflex save: 1D20+7 = [7]+7 = 14
      In addition to being blinded, Ilena gets -1 to checks, attack rolls, and Defense.

      I'm giving the others a +2 bonus to the save for Jack's warning.

      Tantivy - Reflex DC 18: 1D20+10 = [1]+10 = 11
      Frick.

      Domingo - Reflex DC 18: 1D20+8 = [15]+8 = 23
      Huzzah.

      Radu - Reflex DC 18: 1D20+5 = [11]+3 = 16
      Blinded.

      The Order: Round Six
      • Tantivy (39): Blinded (Greystone, R6), Bruised, Disabled, Injured, Shaken (-2 attack, saves, and skills)
      • Domingo (23): Bruised
      • Greystone (21)
      • Ilena (16): Blinded (Greystone, R6), Light Weakness (-1 checks, attack, & defense)
      • Iosef (11): Bruised x2, Staggered, Unconscious (R4)
      • Adam (9): Bruised x3, Entangled (-2 attack/defense, -4 Dexterity), Staggered, Stunned (Tantivy, R6), Unconscious (R6)
      • Radu (8 [+2]): Blinded (Greystone, R6), Bound (cover), Bruised x3, Helpless (Defense = 5, +4 to hit), Injured)
      • Candyman (8 [+1])
      • Simon (4): Bruised, Staggered


      Ilena will try and nail Jack: Ilena - Concealment: 1D20 = [11] = 11
      - Ilena - Attack: 1D20+7 = [6]+7 = 13
      That shouldn't hit Jack.

      Vlad is up.
      PARIS (Current, Fluxx; NPCs: Lluvia, Mezzanine, Quintessence, Sprite, Sublime)
      Fluxx looked at Sprite with a raised eyebrow. "I could 'ave reached you from ze ground if I wanted to do somezing to you." As he illustrates his point by elongating his legs to the earth Sprite glared at him.

      "Zis is Impasse on ze phone. 'Ere." He hit the button to put his phone on speaker and began to extend his arm. As soon as he did, she flew back several feet.

      "Don't you dare," she snapped. "I thought I made it bloody well clear that I don't want you within reach of me." As she spoke, her aura seemed to intensify. "Right now, I only trust you a fraction more than I'd trust Voleur. You need to turn around and head back to the school right now."

      MARRAKESH (Blue Knight, Shiver, Ursa; NPCs: Felsic, Fiore, Ogre, Prodigy, Skew)
      Originally posted by Michuru81
      Go ahead and roll 'em, everyone. You've got the surprise round.
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        Fluxx turned the speaker all the way up on his phone. Coming no closer, he instead forms his hand into a cone to further amplify the sound from the phone. "Please, Impasse, 'er frustration is making 'er paranoid. See if she can 'ear you."

        {if they can hear each other he let's them talk.}
        {if they can't...}

        "Sprite, please believe zat I would no more attack you zan I would attack Voleur. Your situation 'as made you desperate. I understand. Per'aps, just per'aps 'is situation 'as made 'im equally so. So desperate zat 'e was willing to make ze terrible choices 'e's made. We won't know till we talk to 'im peacably. Which will not be possible if you attack 'im."

        "Is that what you intend to do? Zreaten 'im? Attack 'im? Please, let us 'elp you find a better way."

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          Candyman
          Vlad Radikovich
          Condition: blind
          HP 1


          Reflex Save.vs. Blindness 1d20+5+2=16. Despite the extra +2, Vlad fails the save and is blinded.

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            PARIS (Current, Fluxx; NPCs: Lluvia, Mezzanine, Quintessence, Sprite, Sublime)
            "Please, Impasse, 'er frustration is making 'er paranoid. See if she can 'ear you."

            "Well, gee," Viktor muttered, "that's not condescending at all." The Spaniard cleared his throat. "Mira? Sweetie? I love you, and I love you for doing this for me, but love... I'm worried about you ending up like me. If Voleur shows up there, and if he gets ahold of you..."

            "Energy aura," Sprite called. "He can't touch me."

            "...I would be beside myself." Though she could now hear him, he obviously could not hear her. Not from this distance, and not with a storm brewing. "Mira, please come home."

            Before anything could be said, the crowd below began to cheer. Sprite looked down in confusion, then began to search the sky as realization struck her: sure enough, she found him: Durendal was hovering in the air, fists on his hips, cape fluttering wildly behind him. "I was told zere was a situation zat demanded my attention," he growled. "I am not sure what you children zink you are doing... You are from ze school, yes? Your city is in ruin. I 'ave lent myself to-"

            "Give everyone back their powers RIGHT BLOODY NOW, or I'll kill you."

            Durendal sized Sprite up. "No."

            ARAD (Jack; NPCs: Adam, Domingo, Herta, Ilena, Iosef, Radu, Simon, Vlad)
            <<"My mother?">> It had been a long time since Candyman had heard his adoptive sister's voice sound so meek. <<"You... know who she was?">>

            <<"Of course,">> Radu said. <<"I even know who your brothers are--your real brothers... Not Vladislav, or Iosef, or...">>

            <<"Brothers? I have brothers?">>

            <<"Four brothers and a sister. And nephews! You have nephews! I'll tell you everything if you just... Herta, this can't happen. You can't let Vladislav do this to me... Please, Herta. You were the first. You were my favorite...">>

            "Qué está pasando?" Domingo asked Greystone. "Qué están diciendo?"

            Originally posted by Michuru81
            DOMINGO: What's going on? What are they saying?

            Simon will try to blast Jack: Simon - Attack: 1D20 = [7] = 7
            Yeah, no.

            The Order: Round Seven
            • Tantivy (39): Blinded (Greystone, R6), Bruised, Disabled, Injured, Shaken (-2 attack, saves, and skills)
            • Domingo (23): Bruised
            • Greystone (21)
            • Ilena (16): Blinded (Greystone, R6), Light Weakness (-1 checks, attack, & defense)
            • Iosef (11): Bruised x2, Staggered, Unconscious (R4)
            • Adam (9): Bruised x3, Entangled (-2 attack/defense, -4 Dexterity), Staggered, Stunned (Tantivy, R6), Unconscious (R6)
            • Radu (8 [+2]): Blinded (Greystone, R6), Bound (cover), Bruised x3, Helpless (Defense = 5, +4 to hit), Injured)
            • Candyman (8 [+1])
            • Simon (4): Bruised, Staggered


            Tantivy... is pretty much fascinated. I told you we could work that in!

            Domingo: Domingo - Notice (DC 20): 1D20+3 = [9]+3 = 12
            I suppose I should apply her penalties for weakness here. Even with dropping the DC to 19, poor Domingo still doesn't see Ilena.

            Jack is up. Blind people get to make a Fort save to recover from it.

            Herta - Fort DC 18: 1D20+3 = [6]+3 = 9

            Ilena - Fort DC 18: 1D20+2 = [10]+2 = 12

            Radu - Fort DC 18: 1D20+6 = [2]+6 = 8
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            • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #18: Decompress

              "Spryte no!" Fluxx called out before she did something she'd regret. "Violence iz not ze way to resolve zis. Let us talk wiz 'im. If nozing else, Zink of Pandora." Fluxx calls out, reminding her of the meta-human prison where they put people who do criminal acts with their powers.

              (prepare to interpose for Durendal, if possible, use Withstand Damage at full trade off (easy to hit, bonus to toughness))

              EDIT: it seems I'll need to pay a hero point to acquire Interpose for the rest of the scene. Okay, I think it'll come in handy.
              Last edited by flynnarrel; 13th May 2015, 12:48 AM.

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              • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #18: Decompress

                Greystone .2
                Condition: Bruised

                Ilena tried to answer back with an attack of her own but Jack had little trouble dodging it. Then Radu started going on and on in Romanian and whatever he was saying seemed to be getting to Herta.


                "Qué está pasando?" Domingo asked Greystone. "Qué están diciendo?"
                “No tengo ni idea, que están hablando en un idioma que no entiendo.*” Jack answered, but what he didn’t say was that he didn’t like how quiet Herta had become. Whatever Radu was saying had to be something huge to her to evoke that kind of reaction and the tattooed teen was damn sure it was something the older man was trying to use to regain some advantage.

                That meant they needed to shut him up. “Vlad! Gag him!” Jack yelled to his friend, hoping that quieting Radu would get Herta focused back on the matter at hand.

                Jack's thinking and talking almost made him miss Simon's attack on him, but the boy's aim was way off so luckily it wasn't too hard to avoid. The pseudopod hanging from his forehead had been recharging the entire time and Jack could feel that it was ready to be used again, so he called out to his allies just before setting off another flash of light. “Heads Up!”




                OOC:
                ___________
                *Translation: I have no clue, they’re talking in a language I don’t understand.

                Yeah, both attacks miss.

                Jack's using the Dazzle again.

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                  PARIS (Current, Fluxx; NPCs: Durendal, Lluvia, Mezzanine, Quintessence, Sprite, Sublime)
                  "Stay out of this!" Sprite shouted. "God, Martin! You... Okay, no. No, let's talk to him. Just tell me: is it going to be like the last time you talked to a terrorist and I ended up stuck in someone else's body? Or is this more like the time you stuck your giant nose where it didn't belong and got your girlfriend taken hostage? Maybe this is like the time you waited until you were alone with the guy who hurt someone you love and decided to show him what it feels like? Because it seemed like you felt violence was the answer then, and you sure as hell weren't thinking about Pandora."

                  "I tell you what, Martin: I'll start listening to your advice when you do."

                  Originally posted by Michuru81
                  I'll toss Martin a hero point for Sprite dredging up the past, albeit exaggerated ever so slightly.
                  ARAD (Jack; NPCs: Adam, Domingo, Herta, Ilena, Iosef, Radu, Simon, Vlad)
                  Greystone dodged a wild blast from Simon, only to set off another pulse of light. Ilena was further weakened and swiped her claws feebly at him.

                  Originally posted by Michuru81
                  The Order: Round Seven
                  • Tantivy (39): Blinded (Greystone, R6), Bruised, Disabled, Injured, Shaken (-2 attack, saves, and skills)
                  • Domingo (23): Blinded (Greystone, R7), Bruised
                  • Greystone (21)
                  • Ilena (16): Blinded (Greystone, R6), Light Weakness (-2 checks, attack, & defense)
                  • Iosef (11): Bruised x2, Staggered, Unconscious (R4)
                  • Adam (9): Bruised x3, Entangled (-2 attack/defense, -4 Dexterity), Staggered, Stunned (Tantivy, R6), Unconscious (R6)
                  • Radu (8 [+2]): Blinded (Greystone, R6), Bound (cover), Bruised x3, Helpless (Defense = 5, +4 to hit), Injured)
                  • Candyman (8 [+1])
                  • Simon (4): Bruised, Staggered


                  Domingo - Reflex DC 18: 1D20+6 = [3]+6 = 9
                  Blinded!

                  Ilena - Concealment: 1D20 = [13] = 13
                  - Ilena - Attack: 1D20+6 = [8]+6 = 14
                  Pretty sure that misses Jack.

                  Vlad is up.
                  MARRAKESH (Blue Knight, Shiver, Ursa; NPCs: Felsic, Fiore, Ogre, Prodigy, Skew)
                  Prodigy sat at the bar, listening as the door opened. Blue Knight was behind it, ready to strike. He had more faith in the Welshman's attacks striking truer than his own and designed to let him move first. If the Blue Knight could catch Skew off-guard, it would give Prodigy an opening...

                  Originally posted by Michuru81
                  The Order: Surprise Round
                  • Prodigy (14)
                  • Blue Knight (11)
                  • Shiver (9)
                  • Ursa (3)


                  Holding my action until BK's.
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                  • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #18: Decompress

                    Alex "Current" Murphy
                    HP: 1 CND: Normal

                    Lex whistles loudly, then waves to get Durendal's
                    attention, "Hey, you! Question time. You know what happens when to the people you steal powers from?"

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                      "It's Fluxx when we're in uniform." He scolds Mira. "And 1) mindscape where you flew off on your own, wiz good reason I understand, 2) Zat was an active investigation for ze safety of ze School - my 'big nose' belonged zere, and 3) a deranged man 'oo knew ze consequences and gleefully chose 'is own fate zrough 'is actions."

                      "And zat's ze difference 'ere, Spryte. Durendal does not seem mentally imbalanced. Maybe 'e just doesn't know ze depths of ze consequences of 'is actions. Maybe 'e didn't realize ze lengzs to which we'd go to 'ound, 'unt, and 'arass 'im causing scenes like zis until 'e releases ze powers 'e 'as 'ostage. OR Maybe, just maybe, 'is situation was just so dire 'e felt like 'e 'ad no choice. Somezing so terrible an ozerwise good man would act no different from ze criminals 'e fights, stealing, lying, 'urting children - a situation we Young Vindicators could assist wiz on condition of ze return of ze powers 'e 'as appropriated. Maybe zis can 'appen." He turns to include Durendal in his field of vision to see what the man's reaction is.

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                        PARIS: AIR (Fluxx; NPCs: Durendal, Sprite)
                        "It's Fluxx when we're in uniform."

                        "We're meters above the ground where hundreds of people are nannering while a storm brews: NOBODY CAN BLOODY HEAR US!"

                        "And 1) mindscape where you flew off on your own, wiz good reason I understand, 2) Zat was an active investigation for ze safety of ze School - my 'big nose' belonged zere, and 3) a deranged man 'oo knew ze consequences and gleefully chose 'is own fate zrough 'is actions."

                        "No, you're right... You were pursuing a criminal for the safety of the school... and so am I. Alina's sisters. Viktor. Otso. Mouloud. I heard Kirstie can't control her powers now, too. Sounds like Voleur to me. So, let's say I stop this right now, and let's say tomorrow... Mario can't stop being an elephant, or Violet can't turn off the cold. Are you ready to look at them and say, 'I'm sorry. We had the chance to stop him yesterday, but I talked Mira out of it because of how it might look, but hey, I'm going to try to talk to him again, and maybe if I ask nicely...'" She shook her head. "No, of course not. You don't care about them. So, imagine that he goes after Elle or Tatjana next. Would you care then?" Sprite rolled her eyes. "Oh, then there wouldn't be any holding you back. Then there wouldn't be any place he could hide.

                        "You're a hypocrite, Martin. You justify things however you want. You push people around. You do whatever you damn well please. You look down your nose at whoever doesn't live up to a code of conduct you yourself refuse to follow!

                        "You're just like your parents."

                        PARIS (Current, Fluxx; NPCs: Durendal, Lluvia, Mezzanine, Quintessence, Sprite, Sublime)
                        Current whistled loudly, then began waving his arms overhead. "Hold on," Lluvia said. He turned to a nearby police officer and borrowed the megaphone the man was carrying.

                        Current's voice rose up from the ground, aided by a megaphone. "Hey, you! Question time: you know what happens when to the people you steal powers from?"

                        With a heavy sigh, Durendal dropped out of the sky, landing among the thicket of Parisians. <<"If you told me a few months ago,">> he said in French, <<"that I would be fighting crime while wearing a costume... I would have called you crazy. I never envisioned this sort of life for me. I was married. I had a mortgage. I was planning to start a family.

                        <<"The Miliea had plans, too. They also had a super-powered being on their payroll. The police petitioned the Vindicators for assistance... and none ever came. I don't fault them for that: they were focusing on threats to the European Union--not just France. They were looking at the bigger picture, and they were right for doing so. That doesn't change that the police were ill-equipped to deal with a Neo-Sapien, and... I was forced to bury my lover... I had to say goodbye to my best-friend... and the life we dreamed of sharing with each other... the home we were building... the family we were making...

                        <<"I am a Neo-Sapien whose power lets him cause another Neo-Sapien to lose control over their powers. So long as they cannot control those abilities, I am able to use them.">> Durendal gestured to the New Vindicators. <<"These young people will tell you all about the powers I have taken. I have taken the ability to fly, super-strength, invincibility... I have taken the powers of their friends. One aspect of my powers lets me understand their powers, and I've made sure to not take control of a power that could be harmful to public. Yesterday, I met Magnitude, who leads the Volunteers. I made no move to take his powers, as if he lost control over his abilities, the results would be catastrophic.

                        <<"Regrettably, I have likely compromised the quality of life of these people... but in return, I have made France--and Europe--a safer place. In one week, I've done more for you than the Vindicators or the New Vindicators Academy ever has. Criminals are behind bars. Drugs and assault weapons are off the streets. Even now, Vienna is struggling to recover from yesterday's attacks. When these children came to Paris, demanding I show myself and threatening me when I did, I was in their city, lending the powers I possess to restoring a city.

                        <<"You now have all of the information. If the people of the world want me to stop, I will stop. I will give back the powers I took. Otherwise, I will continue to devote my life to serving you--the people. I will continue to wage war on those who flagrantly transgress the law. I will do everything I can to keep more cops from being buried--to keep families from mourning. I will do what the Vindicators and the New Vindicators cannot do...

                        <<"I will protect you.">>

                        When he had finished, Durendal turned to the New Vindicators, and returned to speaking in English. "Did I leave anyzing out?" he asked them.

                        Originally posted by Michuru81
                        I apologize for the monologue. Feel free to interject/interrupt where necessary and I'll work it all in.
                        Last edited by Michuru81; 15th May 2015, 05:11 AM. Reason: Moved portions to make it less choo-chooey
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                        • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #18: Decompress

                          Candyman
                          Vlad Radikovich
                          Condition: fine
                          HP 1


                          Blinking away the spots from in front of his eyes, Vlad reacts just quickly enough not to get blinded again. He wants to curse, but if they're going to stop Ilena, Jack's attacks are key.

                          Vlad himself had other priorities. "Herta! Don't listen to him! He's a liar! He'll always be a liar!"

                          Launching an elastic punch at Radu's mouth, he snarls; "Shut your pie hole!"

                          Fort save and new Reflex save. 1d20+6=24 (fort) 1d20+5=23 (reflex) http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=88598

                          Attack on Radu. 1d20+8=23 http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=88601
                          That's a DC23 Toughness save.

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                          • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #18: Decompress

                            <<"I am a Neo-Sapien whose power lets him cause another Neo-Sapien to lose control over their powers. So long as they cannot control those abilities, I am able to use them.">> Durendal gestured to the New Vindicators. <<"These young people will tell you all about the powers I have taken. I have taken the ability to fly, super-strength, invincibility... I have taken the powers of their friends. One aspect of my powers lets me understand their powers, and I've made sure to not take control of a power that could be harmful to public. Yesterday, I met Magnitude, who leads the Volunteers. I made no move to take his powers, as if he lost control over his abilities, the results would be catastrophic.
                            <<"And while zat restraint is admirable.">> Fluxx interrupts, <<"Zere are four girls, the youngest of which is six, SIX!">> [six right? if not insert age.] <<"'OO cannot touch ze ground, attend school, go outside for fear of floating out into space. Zey are now traumatized of zeir powers when zey could 'ave grown up to be Vindicators zemselves. Zey 'ad just lost zeir eldest sister to recent terrorist activity a few months back and now to be treated so cruelly. Not to mention ze man oo cannot touch anyzing for fear of 'is uncontrolled strength smashing it. 'E cannot eat, cannot 'old anozer's 'and for comfort. And zen zere's ze young man 'oo cannot move for fear 'e will smash zrough walls, uncontrollably, 'oo can only be stopped wiz great difficulty and after much damage 'as been done.">>

                            <<"Zis man came upon zem as a theif. As noble as 'is motives were, as good as 'is subsequent actions, and as much as 'e 'as dedicated himself to a life of service to France is I could not set foot on my native soil knowing zat it's level of peace came from ze suffering of children. Read 'The Ones Who Walked Away From Omelas' by Ursula Le Guin and see if we should not rename zis land zat Durendal would 'ave us live in.">>

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                              Alex "Current" Murphy
                              HP: 1 CND: Normal

                              Lex holds up his megaphone,
                              "Cute."

                              "Since they don't speak English in What,"
                              He turns to the crowd, "I guess we're just telling the crowd the 'truth'."

                              "Okay, cool. I can dig that."

                              "Let me tell you the story of a man who knows what he's doing is wrong,"
                              Lex looks around, "How do I know that? You're probably wondering, how could I possible know that?"

                              "Because he never asks."


                              He shakes his head and looks incredulously,
                              "He never asks. He knows that people wouldn't agree to it, so he steals their powers and leaves them to suffer."


                              "His first victims,"
                              He holds up a hand, "Sorry, the first victims we know about, important difference there. The first victims we know about? Little girls."

                              Lex pauses, biting back an angry comment,
                              "Little. Girls."

                              "This is your hero, folks,"
                              He waves at Durendal, "Lets give him a hand, folks. A man who preys on little girls. Good job man."

                              "So he takes their powers. What do they do? They fly,"
                              He waves a hand through the air, "High speeds. When he stole their power the floated uncontrollably."

                              "First girl was in a building. Second girl? She was out by a god damned lake. Floating off into the sky, unable to stop, unable to control herself. This little girl was going to fly off into space. Forever."
                              He waves to Durendal again, "Our hero, folks!"

                              "So when this crap started they called in somebody to try to help. These people approached the person they believed to be responsible for assaulting these girls and tried to take him in," He shakes his head, "But, no no, he wasn't having any of that. Instead he started stealing their powers as well."

                              "He gained the ability to turn into super strong bear, at the cost of that young man being unable to be anything but a bear. Then he stole the powers of Impasse, invulnerability and unstoppable."

                              "He turned Impasse into a ballistic missile. And then he ran!"
                              Lex yells, waving a hand, "It was all the people could do to stop him from launching into space, or crashing into innocents. And you know where he is right now? He's locked in a little room, unable to do anything but run."

                              "This man was a hero. He saved Vienna when an island would have crashed to the ground and killed thousands. He was out there trying to save a pair of helpless girls from a predator,"
                              He glares at Durandel, "Now Impasse is in a living hell, putting everybody around him at risk, while some jackass runs around with his powers pretending to be a hero."

                              Lex laughs incredulously,
                              "But you know what? That's still not enough for him. You see he didn't like having to turn into a bear. Doesn't mesh with that trim and tidy heroic image he wants."

                              "So when Vienna was attacked? He comes on by to go shopping. And what does he find but a young man with super strength who's helping rescue people from under the wreckage," Lex looks at the crowd, "I don't know who to say this any more plain. This young man was out there trying to save people with his power."

                              Lex sneers at Durandel, "And then this guy comes walking over to shake his hand. 'Good work there son'."

                              Lex makes a loud popping noise, "
                              And suddenly the guy who was trapped as a bear? He can change back."

                              "But the kid with super strength? He's now unable to do anything without using full strength. The lightest touch is now deadly dangerous,"
                              Lex looks dumbfounded, "And... I-I don't even know what's the worst part. The fact that he was in the middle of trying to rescue people when he was attacked, putting all those people in danger, or the fact that this kid was a pacifist. He folds up and cries at the thought of people being hurt, and now he's so dangerous he can't be around people. He's terrified of himself!"

                              "And that's what the victims get to live with. They've gone from being able to live a constructive life to living in torture. Little girls stuck floating forever, unable to control themselves. A hero who's unable to do anything but run, run, run, RUN. A young man who loves and values life who is unable to touch anything without destroying it. All so he can play at being a hero,"
                              Lex is nearly yelling into the bullhorn.

                              "A guy who preys on little kids! Emergency first responders! And volunteers! Who abuses the public's good will to attack people and steal their abilities as suits his fancy,"
                              He spits, "And who will not let them go because he likes the powers."

                              "Let me guess, you want to say it's for the greater good?"
                              Lex looks at Durandel in disgust, "That's what I find people say when they know something is wrong but need an excuse to do it anyways."

                              He raises his arms displaying the torn and bloody tatters of his sleeves,
                              "Look at me. Look at this. You know what this is? This is what happens when a hundred flying swords decide they want to kill everybody in hospital. I ran in and nearly got killed trying to save people. And while I was struggling to do what I could to help people those swords were killing people."

                              "You know who could have done more? Impasse. He could have crashed through the swords laughing while they broke against his invulnerable hide and fell in shards at his feet, saving hundreds of people in seconds."


                              "You know where Impasse was? He's locked in a little room, in a living hell, unable to help even himself."

                              "How is that the greater good? How is making these people a threat to those around them so you can be a little more powerful for the greater good? How is crippling people who'd be out there saving people the greater good?"

                              "It's not!"

                              "I asked you, do you know what your powers are doing to people. I didn't ask because I wanted to know, I asked because I'm trying to figure out how much of a piece of crap you are,"
                              Lex turns to face Durandel, "You stand there in a fancy costume, with a fancy name, standing there like you think you're superman. You're acting like you think you're a hero."

                              "If you were really a hero you'd let those kids you're holding hostage go free. You know what you did was wrong, and hiding behind a mask isn't going to help. So you got a chance to prove you're the hero you're claiming to be; You let them go and you start asking for volunteers, people who could share in an emergency,"
                              Lex clinches a fist, "Or you can continue stealing their powers and their lives. You continue to be the thief."


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                              • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #18: Decompress

                                The Blue Knight

                                As soon as Gwyn spotted the familiar sight of Skew's hat, Gwyn struck, his claymore blazing into existence along with his armor and wings.

                                Skew might still get away again-slippery git-but they might get the Ogre. She was more destructive, by far.

                                Surprise attack on Skew Accurate Attack for +1/-1 1d20+6=15 Even flat-footed, that might not Skew, so Hero Point to re-roll.
                                1d20+6=21 Ok, so if that hits, DC 25 Will for Damage.
                                [I]Any sound can shake the air. My voice shakes the heart![/I]

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