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    supernal reacted to Dupin in Lion's claw OOC   
    Thanks y'all! Mostly making sure I'm not like "Liam grabs Caden and the two are off. Good thing the skeletons were only the threats being fielded!" if your post was meant to set up something like "Phoebe summons a spectre that is coming at Caden. Also, there is some anonymous third party coming at Caden now too. Liam will have to handle these if he plans on grabbing the lug." lol
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    supernal got a reaction from Dupin in Lion's claw OOC   
    I can answer this and say that no, it’s nothing Liam needs to worry about contending with or defending against 
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    supernal got a reaction from Dupin in The lion's claw   
    A flame of memory flickered before his mind's eye. The net was already cast around Phoebe and Caden already in the process of tightening it around her, of forming that net into a noose, when an unbidden memory bubbled to the fore of his mind and interrupted the needle-like concentration required to bring his spell to full maturity. It took only the name and face of the man who had set so much of his life into motion - Elnic Fuller.
    The sudden recollection was more odd, less potent, not a transportation to another point in space-time but a curious glimmer of color and shade. The second memory was stronger, full-bodied, commanded a headier bouquet. It clouded his eye against the incoming I-beam, which struck Caden on the side, cracked a rib, winded him. An infernal marriage of momentum and inertia stayed the man's course for him and their two bodies collided. Caden's eyes were blank, still in that faraway place.
    The memory was of him and his uncle fishing in the lake north of Last Chance. Caden as a child on the cusp of manhood, small and skinny, his uncle in the prime of his life, the young man chewing the end of a cigar he never seemed to light, the young boy sulking as he cast his line. The uncle slapping him on the shoulder that he knew the boy had bruised losing a fight against two other kids.
    'That kid knew that no leader rules alone so he used one of his loyal subjects to help him win a fight he knew he wasn't going to be able to win alone. If you wanna cry about it go ahead and cry about it then get your shit together and plan your counterattack.'
    His third memory is holding his uncle's hand as the man slips into the patient, waiting arms of death. A mage's meteor swarm summoned on him while he was walking his grandchildren towards the wishing well, because they didn't care who got caught up in the crossfire, if their war swept up civilians along with the soldiers. That was his enemy, and Caden would adapt to them. Holding Elnic's limp hand in his own, trembling with plummeting grief and electric rage, he swore to do no less than to exact the same price from his enemies as they had made him pay.
    Caden's eyes resolve to clarity just as his hands find Phoebe's neck. Tears stream from his face and drop onto hers in a bitter rain. "You took him from me."
    The pulsing veins distorting his face and twisting the landscape of his arms make clear that the strength Caden is plying on her is supernatural. He intends to die just as he intends to kill her - here and now.
    But alas, the best laid plans . . .
    From his vantage Caden lacks the insight to identify the nature of the reprisal. He only knows something strikes him across the face, breaking his nose and stunning him. In that brief moment of bedlam Phoebe escapes his grasp. In the moment after a massive force snaps onto him from above; his legs withstand the force but the ground gives way, and without a platform to brace himself against, the force above sweeps him down and slams him into the ground, cratering the floor.
    Caden lies unconscious behind enemy lines. 
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    supernal reacted to Dupin in Lion's claw OOC   
    Great, then unless Rabbit says otherwise I'll go into the post kitchen and start cooking something up. (I'm assuming you will answer in the affirmative since you posted a compass gif lol)
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    supernal reacted to Rabbit in Lion's claw OOC   
    No problem on my end. Just a note, I have no problem with people taking control of the kobolds. Much like the skeletons, they're free to be manipulated in order to progress and use for general story purposes. 
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    supernal got a reaction from Noko in Lion's claw OOC   
    1) should be all good here 
    2) and yup! 
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    supernal got a reaction from Dupin in Lion's claw OOC   
    1) should be all good here 
    2) and yup! 
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    supernal reacted to Dupin in Lion's claw OOC   
    @Noko Definitely noted on the skeletons! Please don't hesitate to tell me to make edits if you disagree with my portrayal of them 🙂 
    @supernal @Noko @Rabbit Two things:
    I missed the main OoC action, but I think y'all sorted out the main points of confusion. Are we okay with the degree to which our mental images are synced? I think the clarification about the airships, kobold size, and general scale of the army is back to the original scope I was envisioning. Are we officially transitioning from the initial attack to the escape (that is, from stage 1 to 2 in the session zero post)? If so, are we starting a regular post rotation from this point onwards? (I'm guessing I'd be next if so.)
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    supernal reacted to Rabbit in Lion's claw OOC   
    Urrmm, up is good for now...

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    supernal got a reaction from Dupin in Lion's claw OOC   
    Not a problem at all I sincerely consider edits and revisions to be part of the game and you wield the tools deftly! 
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    supernal got a reaction from Dupin in Lion's claw OOC   
    @Rabbit - love the post! Most of it is perfect but there are a few quick tweaks I want to surface
    1) The people Caden is talking to about planning and executing it and paying them for their shield, etc, are the Vilads, the local crime family, not Vito. If that part of your post is meant to be the Vilads responding then there's no issue here but just in case it was Vito I wanted to clarify that - just the first part of my first post was contacting Vito and Liam, the second part was getting in with the Vilads (not a meeting with Vito and Liam) and the third part was the attack itself
    2) The various explosions Liam let off throughout the city to distract the police force were deliberately not meant to cause a lot of harm or collateral damage. I don't want to undercut that by then having a flood of kobols do both of those things. We have the police distraction already taken care of - what would be ideal is to have the kobols charge the Red Door, just as Phoebe's additional Dead footsoldiers are landing on site, to keep them at bay
    3) Caden is unconscious right now and needs to be extracted. Meanwhile Vito does the above with his soldiers (and attacking the red door and direct combat with Dead footsoldiers is totally on the book) Liam can get Caden out, then Vito can get them all out of Martial Town proper - the Vilads are already supporting the effort to keep us off police radio, essentially
    Edits on your end should be pretty minimal and not very disruptive, is the hope. Let me know!
    @Dupin - and you too, since you're up next after any edits!
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    supernal reacted to Rabbit in Lion's claw OOC   
    I'm surprised my first post has already caused two OOC pages worth of chaos....
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    supernal reacted to Noko in Lion's claw OOC   
    Sorry!
    @Rabbit - This is the bit that had me thinking there are airships like looming above ala whatever Avengers movie that was.  Which, while freaking cool, requires me to have not left my airships in my other pair of pants 😉
     
    Yup, this is what I had in mind.  I admit not fully understanding what version of Kobold was being used, since there have been a few in common parlance.  If this is where we're at, we're good to go.
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    supernal got a reaction from Noko in Lion's claw OOC   
    I think I understand the airship confusion. I think it's this line:
    "His children waited above, the hunger in the clouds ready to strike and feast."
    I don't think these are airships but flying raiders? Like kobolds on winged mounts? If Noko confirms that's the concerning line, Rabbit can clarify it, but at the player level it seems that the result discussed is still the one in mind
    Also as far as massacres go and in keeping with the OOC prescription of a balanced clash what I'm seeing in my mental cinema is a flood of small, less skilled footsoldiers who have to compensate with their numbers against the better armed Dead soldiers who are consequently smaller in number, like ants swarming wasps or something. I think ultimately it paints an impressive visual but the idea of the clash being in essence a stalemate-until-escape (losses to ground forces on both sides but higher volume of more expendable kobolds against lower volume of less expendable Dead soldiers) remains
    Let me know if anyone has any misreads or concerns on that
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    supernal got a reaction from Noko in Lion's claw OOC   
    Although I got quoted, the actual person whose content is being talked about and who should respond is @Rabbit
    Just being explicit in case the supernal quote has people waiting for supernal to reply 
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    supernal got a reaction from Noko in Lion's claw OOC   
    Not a problem at all I sincerely consider edits and revisions to be part of the game and you wield the tools deftly! 
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    supernal reacted to Rabbit in Lion's claw OOC   
    I can help with confusion I might of caused. The kobold I reference are small, like 2' tall at best (roughly D&D sized). Tiny things, so by 'army', it's not all that much in reality. Picture a badger sized lizard running at you. Not sure about the airship, I only planned to use Vito's as a get away.
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    supernal reacted to Rabbit in General chat thread   
    Some of the people I've met whilst volunteering for animal rescues are crazy. I do 2 hours overtime past my assigned schedule and I'm dead, we've had someone doing 5 hours over and acts like it's nothing. Just shows that animal people are some of the most crazy out there. 
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    supernal got a reaction from Rabbit in Lion's claw OOC   
    Not a problem at all I sincerely consider edits and revisions to be part of the game and you wield the tools deftly! 
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    supernal reacted to Rabbit in The lion's claw   
    "You know, it has beeeeeen a while since you've been out on one of those craaaazy hauls of yours. " A drunken tabaxi sputtered out a mixture of words and alcohol, dangerously close to falling of the edge of the raiders in-progress sky platform. 
    "Yep, duty has been keeping me here with you idiots." Vito using the end of a stick nudged the tabaxi to the left, preventing him from plummeting hundreds of metres to his death. "But it hasn't given me time to tidy things up around here.
    "Hey...." Just as the tabaxi was ready to let out any further slurred words, a distant call came to Vito from his ship. A kobold waved with great enthusiasm, signalling him aboard. "Oh well, great talking with you again, Rags. Don't fall off." Grabbing his friend by the scruff, Vito began moving him a few meters away from the edge. The winds were bad enough, without alcohol involved. 
    'This can only mean one thing.'
    With the raiders hunch right, he found himself  travelling to martial town. The Caiman, followed by several other smaller ships, rocketed towards their destination. He'd already prior contacted several other criminal groups in their area, calling in favors left and right. Smuggling an army in unnoticed wouldn't be easy, but possible if done right.
    The soldiers aboard the ship readied themselves for combat, sharpening their blades and fangs. They sang songs of war and triumph, boasting about their many achievements on the battlefield. Their lives meant little to them, death during was but a sign of dying to their true cause. 
    Stood a top a nearby building, the winds flickered his cloak. He could hear most noises carried by the gusts that tore across the town, both the good and the bad. The many flickering neon lights painting the streets red for brief moments, an omen of what was to come. Each second that went by was painful tension for Vito, just waiting for the moment. Then suddenly, the sounds he'd waiting for finally arrived.
    A bang from Caden's location, followed by a detonation of explosives across the town. The raider raised his sword in the air, bringing it down on its side with a heavy thud. A humming echo came from his blade that was carried by the winds, able to be heard by most in martial town. It was a signal to his kobold soldiers who poured into the streets, armies amassing ready to smash down the doors.
    From dust bins, out of windows, buildings, dropping from rooftops and more. The army formed in an instant, a mixture of red and green scaled soldiers quickly used their combined weight in an attempt to rush forward and crack through the red doors. Shattering enemy lines with large numbers was their main tactic. Trampling each other as they clambered to be the first in, swinging and cutting anything in sight. The green and red quickly became one, as the numbers kept growing. 
    'Perfect.'
    The raider slowly began walking towards the building, jumping from roof to roof and following distantly in his armies footsteps. The roars and hissing below got louder and louder, a true sympathy of brutal bloodshed. Stopping to stare up at the clouds, Vito smiled from behind his mask. His children waited above, the hunger in the clouds ready to strike and feast.
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    supernal reacted to Noko in Lion's claw OOC   
    I also enjoyed the post!  Good ambiance! 🙂
    If I can just ask: I know we're doing direct combat and that @Rabbit and @Dupin are writing the Skeletons, but please do them justice.  They're not just rag doll NPCs to be run rough-shod over.  While Phoebe doesn't have a specific defense force here yet, those who are here will, and should, put up significant resistance (though obviously not enough to prevent Caden's extraction or allow them to respond to the fight between Caden and Phoebe).  There's probably a few Lieutenants and a bunch of Footsoldiers - their issue is going to be numbers, not skill level.
    Just a friendly request, please, thanks 🙂
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    supernal reacted to Rabbit in Lion's claw OOC   
    Edits done, sorry for that. Long ass day at work, completely mixed up my role. 
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    supernal reacted to Rabbit in Lion's claw OOC   
    Fudge, sorry. I'll edit it now.
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    supernal got a reaction from Noko in Lion's claw OOC   
    @Rabbit - love the post! Most of it is perfect but there are a few quick tweaks I want to surface
    1) The people Caden is talking to about planning and executing it and paying them for their shield, etc, are the Vilads, the local crime family, not Vito. If that part of your post is meant to be the Vilads responding then there's no issue here but just in case it was Vito I wanted to clarify that - just the first part of my first post was contacting Vito and Liam, the second part was getting in with the Vilads (not a meeting with Vito and Liam) and the third part was the attack itself
    2) The various explosions Liam let off throughout the city to distract the police force were deliberately not meant to cause a lot of harm or collateral damage. I don't want to undercut that by then having a flood of kobols do both of those things. We have the police distraction already taken care of - what would be ideal is to have the kobols charge the Red Door, just as Phoebe's additional Dead footsoldiers are landing on site, to keep them at bay
    3) Caden is unconscious right now and needs to be extracted. Meanwhile Vito does the above with his soldiers (and attacking the red door and direct combat with Dead footsoldiers is totally on the book) Liam can get Caden out, then Vito can get them all out of Martial Town proper - the Vilads are already supporting the effort to keep us off police radio, essentially
    Edits on your end should be pretty minimal and not very disruptive, is the hope. Let me know!
    @Dupin - and you too, since you're up next after any edits!
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    supernal got a reaction from Dupin in Site maintenance probably weekend of 9/12   
    Took a backup while I was in there but delayed site upgrade until I can get some clarity around specific apps / plugins
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