Ninja Burger PBP Episode 4 - 6/4/06
Dice roll summary:
Whutaguy/Skipito: 10 = 7
Lorthyne/Bozuko: 52 = 7
Arvo/Toru: 52 = 7
Zipdrive/Kitaro: 46 = 10
Morbus/Morboko: 44 = 8
SBP/Hidoi : 0
Morboko makes it to the ground in one piece, and begins to use her ninja skills to run and leap across the ground, taking the direct approach to getting the job done. This appears to work quite well until about halfway across, when, with a loud whirring sound, dart guns emerge from the walls and begin to fire. For the moment, Morboko is just ahead of the darts (8) but they seem to be gaining on her.
High above, Skipito continues to swing from light to light; having managed to do it with the first, he finds the second easier (7). It almost seems... too easy. Ninja intuition. Elsewhere up there, Toru ties off one of the ropes, providing some support to the crumbling catwalk. It's not clear if the rope or the beam will hold if the whole thing decides to fall, but it isn't hurting.
Meanwhile, Bozo scans around the room, looking for trouble spots. With the Dispatcher's guidance, he sees several trouble spots. First of all, there's the situation on the floor with the darts firing at Morboko. "Those are probably toxic," says the Dispatcher. "Nothing serious, I think. Still, probably not best to take any chances." Next, there's the ceiling swingers: the lights look sturdy enough to swing across, but there's something odd about the lights in the middle of the room. They seem brighter, somehow. "Seems to be more current running to those lights across the middle," says the Dispatcher."
As Bozo looks around, Kitaro whips out a knife, and with an amazing roll manages to cut the rope in precisely the right spot, freeing Bozo without destroying the rope. Aside from being a few inches shorter now, it's in great shape.
Haruko and Hidoi fail to act in this round, apparently stunned by all that's going on. That's why they can't react as the catwalk gives way with a groan (everyone else can act normally; they'll take a -2 Downshift on their next actions). The rope hanging from above turns the collapse into a sort of swing, possibly saving everyone's lives, but anyone still on the catwalk finds themselves suddenly falling towards the ground. There does happen to be a magical slab about halfway down, so that's an option, along with anything else ninja-like you can come up with.