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« Reply #165 on: January 17, 2012, 08:13:21 PM »

Startled by the whistle of arrows flying past her and the roar of the drake, Ssryn springs up and twists her torso around to face the direction the missiles were fired from... her tail-tip lashing and hood spreading reflexively. She winds the end of the weighted scarf tighter around her fist as she pauses to get her bearings, and after the second volley passes, she seems to have a plan in mind.

Uncoiling like a spring, she lashes across the ground toward the trees the orcs are using for cover, intending to quickly disappear among them herself once she reaches them. As she moves, she listens as best she can. The drake will surely cause chaos among the orcs soon, and when he does, one among them will raise his voice to try to bring them under reign. Then, Ssryn will know her target...

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« Reply #166 on: January 18, 2012, 01:42:19 AM »

"By the Bard's own beard!  Where did they come from?"  After collecting his wits, Alexander draws his rapier and charges toward the nearest enemy singing the chorus from Men of Valor are We - an old bar tune about a human victory over orc raiders.

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« Reply #167 on: January 18, 2012, 05:31:50 AM »

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From inside his own head it looks like this…
Punctured and bruised the indominable will of mighty Vandarzryx rises. Head held high he breathes into his powerful lungs then with a majestic roar blasts a withering gout of flame across the prey that dare harm his mighty person!

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« Reply #168 on: January 19, 2012, 01:02:43 PM »

Alexander draws his rapier and rushes forward towards the enemy, providing proper background music for the skirmish.

Vandarzryx turns around to face the orcs, uprooting and knocking over trees in the process. He can feel the fire swelling in his chest, and as soon as he has a cluster of orcs in front of him, he lets loose. Flames billow forth, rapidly expanding and engulfing four unlucky orcs. When the gout of flame dies down, four charred corpses lie on the ground. The area is littered with small fires that looks like they'll go out on their own, though two trees seem to be burning a little brighter than the others.

The dwarf brandishes his war hammer and runs towards the enemy alongside Alexander, shouting things in dwarven that makes Lauren go 'huh, haven't heard that one before...'

Ssryn starts moving from cover to cover towards the orcs, listening to the shouts coming from them trying to identify the leader among them, but unfamiliarity with the orcish language makes it difficult. After a bit she does notice one that seems to do all the shouting, and that the others seem to be replying to.

The orcs drop their bows and draws short swords, and half charge the drake while the other half charges out towards the rest of the group. One of orcs in the latter group (the same one Ssryn figures is the leader) snarls "We'll kill you, and then the town will be ours!". The ones going for Vandarzryx move to surround him, while the ones charging towards the rest will be within striking distance in moments.

Lauren dispenses with the theatrics and runs towards the orcs, murder on her mind.

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« Reply #169 on: January 20, 2012, 03:38:37 AM »

Alexander smiles as he closes the last few feet to his target: the ugly orc on the end.  He continues singing while looking for an opening.  Sensing a reasonable opening, he takes it, opting to inflict pain and worry rather than seek a death blow.  He doesn't like the look of smug superiority on the orc's face.

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« Reply #170 on: January 20, 2012, 03:18:31 PM »

Ssryn waits for the group that is heading toward the bard and the dwarves to charge past her, keeping oriented on the one she thinks is calling the shots.

'He's charging into the fray, so silencing him before the others notice won't be so easy,' she thinks, 'I'll have to do it the old fashioned way.'

The moment they've gone past, she leaves her scarf on the ground, slips silently from cover, and slides swiftly up behind the 'lead' orc. In one fluid move, she draws her wickedly curved dagger and strikes, intending to plant it neatly between his shoulderblades....

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« Reply #171 on: January 20, 2012, 09:05:15 PM »

Vandarzryx bellows and the roar is the orcish word for “D…E…A…T…H!”
at the same time whipping his serpentine neck and crushing jaws forward seeking to snatch and toss an orc.

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« Reply #172 on: January 23, 2012, 05:13:20 PM »

Alexander moves up and lands a solid blow on the orc, but unfortunately the blow simply glances off the orc's armor.

Vandarzryx's mighty roar causes the center orc to stop and have a bit a think about attacking a drake and his prospects for the future, but when he sees his two comrades charging on regardless he finds it in himself to follow suit. Seeking to punish the orc for his temerity, the drake lunges his neck forward attempting to snatch the orc and toss him about, but he aims a bit too high allowing the drake to duck and roll underneath the drake's lunge.

The dwarf runs up to the orc Alexander had injuried and with a rough O-motion strikes the calves of his feet so the orc lands straight on his back, lets the momentum carry the war hammer up into the air (and a bit too close to Alexander's face to his liking) and with a bone-cracking thud slams it down on the orc's chest. The blow cracks several ribs and knocks all the air out of the orc, who doesn't look like he'll be going anywhere soon.
"You've got good footwork, lad, but you've gotta follow through an' thump the bastards but good. No prices in fightin' for being the fanciest bastard on the field, so stick to killin' the other bastard 'fore he kills you, yeah?" The tone of his voice is half scolding/ribbing, and half instructional, almost like a veteran looking out for a rookie on his first field of battle.

As the other two orcs rush to aid their fallen leader, Ssryn bursts forth from behind the tree she had hidden herself and dives dagger first into one of the orcs. It's difficult to say who's more surprised, the orcs or the dwarf, but the winner is probably the orc who doesn't even get time to finish his last breath before he crumples to the ground stone dead.
The dwarf remarks to Alexander upon seeing this "Uuh, yeah, sorta like that, I s'ppose.... friend of yours, I hope?"

The final orc charging them clearly regards the naga as the more dangerous foe, and launches a furious attack against her. Both the orc's strikes hits true, but he must be unaccustomed to fighting scaled opponents, as the angles are off and the scales absorb most of the impact, turning what could have been serious blows into flesh wounds.

The orcs around the drake finish maneuvering, and are now surrounding him. Normally being surrounded by just 3 orcs wouldn't worry Vandarzryx, but he took quite a beating from the crash landing and the volley of arrows, so he'll have to be lucky to keep from any serious harm this time.
The first orc lunges for an area at his tail where the scales are weaker than most of his body, but the drake anticipated this and whips around at the last time, causing the blade to glance off the scales on his tail. Luckily the same movement completely throws off the second orc's attack, who completely misses striking the air where the drake's knee was just moments earlier. The last orc aims for the eye, but the drake sees him coming and effortlessly parries the blow with claws.

Lauren runs up to the orc attacking Ssryn and deliver a well-practiced blow to the side of the orc, who staggers and  bleeds a bit, but remains standing.

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« Reply #173 on: January 23, 2012, 11:35:59 PM »

Ssryn recoils from the orc's blows, gaping her fanged jaws and venting a low, reverberant growling hiss. Raising herself up until her head is at level with his, she then lashes forward to strike at his face... a move made more of spite than efficiency. As she gathers her tail in behind her, a ripple midway down its length grows into a wave that sends it whipping around to the front, where it should crash into the orc's legs should he still be standing...

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« Reply #174 on: January 24, 2012, 01:58:50 AM »

Vandarzryx will be damned if he is going to fly  from these puny mammals. His serpentine neck arches, smoothly draws a bladder from his chest pack and swallows it.

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« Reply #175 on: January 25, 2012, 12:35:47 AM »

Alexander smiles at the dwarf before stopping the chorus long enough to say, "I don't necessarily want them all dead.  Dead ones don't talk.  Besides, the dragon likes live meat."

With that he runs as quickly as possible through the dense foliage to reach the orcs encircling Vandarzryx .

You're probably going to think that I'm doing this out of a sense of devotion but since the orcs consider you a threat, then it is in our best interest to keep you alive.  Well, either way, you'll have help, you overgrown lizard.

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« Reply #176 on: January 28, 2012, 11:19:08 AM »

Alexander is confident that Ssryn will be able to handle herself, and runs up to assist Vandarzryx. He has to weave a bit to move around a fire, which worryingly is beginning to spread, but is focusing on ending the orc coming in front of him.

Vandarzryx snatches the potion bladder from his pack, tosses it up in front of him and snatches it up in one smooth move, crushing the bag and swallowing its contents. He can feel the worst bruises and swelling diminishing, though he's still feeling rather sore.
The trees Vandarzryx set on fire with his breath are now truly ablaze, and is slowly but surely beginning to spread.

The dwarf is a bit more uncertain about leaving the naga to fend for herself, though he eventually decides to follow Alexander and move towards the larger group of orcs.

Ssryn's fangs bite deep into the orc's neck, and the arterial spray when she removes her fang is sufficient to render the orc unconscious in moments, with death following shortly after. She then slithers menacingly towards the remaining orcs.

The orcs continue to attack Vandarzryx. The first orc's blows are completely blocked by the drake's claws, and while the second orc goes for the neck the drake snaps at him with his jaws. He gouges a chunk out of the orc's arm, unfortunately it wasn't his swordarm. The attack still puts the orc off balance, so one of the attacks misses and the other hits weaker than it would've, though hard enough to draw blood. Unfortunately for the orc, this puts him in the perfect position for the drake to snap at him. Vandarzryx doesn't quite get a good bite out of him, but still manage to gouge a chunck of the orc's neck out with one of his fangs. As the orc collapses in a shower of blood, the last orc presses the advantage while the drake is otherwise occupied and scores several deep and painful cuts on the drake's side and belly.

Lauren sees the wounds they are inflicting upon the drake, and hurries towards him while shifting her grip on the halberd so she can carry it with one hand, and pulls out the bag with the medical supplies with the other.

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« Reply #177 on: January 28, 2012, 03:30:50 PM »

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« Reply #178 on: January 28, 2012, 03:41:00 PM »

Seeing the big lizard hurt doesn't feel good but it's good for all of us if he remembers he's mortal too.

Alexander attempts to skewer one of the orcs through the family jewels.

Let's see him keep fighting after that!

He follows it up with a snake quick swing at the orc's legs trying to sweep him off his feet but the terrain prevents his stroke from landing true.

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« Reply #179 on: January 28, 2012, 06:56:16 PM »

Despite the satisfaction of felling the orc that injured her, the pungent taste of orc blood clinging to the roof of her mouth didn't do much to improve Ssryn's disposition. As she lashed her way through the trees and underbrush, she was forced to skirt around patches of leaping flame and avoid sliding over cinders... although her scutes protect her as well as the footwear of a more humanoid creature, she'd rather not have them burned all the same.

The gashes in her skin were infuriating enough as it was. It would be several sheddings before the scales grew back into their original symmetry and luster.

Upon reaching the orcs, she intended to make at least one more of them pay...

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