Ninja Burger PBP Episode 8 - 7/10/06


Dice roll summary:
Whutaguy/Skipito: 40 = 10
Arvo/Toru: 38 = 7
Zipdrive/Kitaro: 51 = 6
Lorthyne/Bozuko: 20 = 8
Morbus/Morboko: = N/A
Axiomatic/Haruko: = N/A
SBP/Hidoi : = N/A

Toru easily clambers up the wall using suction cups, hyperventilating (intentionally) and preparing for the moment when he'll need to hold his breath. We'll say Kitaro communicated his desire before Toru started climbing, so Toru can be dragging the wire along with him as he climbs, should he wish to plug the hole when he gets there.

The gas itself is nearly colorless, and in the dim light Kitaro can't quite make out any details. It's certainly not odorless, however, and has a slight smell of oil. His esoteric knowledge suggests it might very well be some sort of exhaust, as from a furnace or stove, and would thus seem to indicate it might contain carbon monoxide.

Skipito's aerial acrobatics, meanwhile, are truly a sight to behold [total 14!], and we'll say that not only does he make it to the next light after assisting Morboko, but he manages to flip all the way to the last row. this puts him within jumping distance of the opposite door and catwalk, but low enough that although he can smell the gas, he's not overcome by it.

Bozo's rope is hooked to the light that Skipito just left, and not to the one which he (Skipito) is currently clinging to, correct? CORRECT.

Bozuko's leap carries him easily to the rope, but his swing is not quite enough to take him all the way across the room. He slides down the rope to compensate and thinks about releasing and flying the rest of the way, but it doesn't seem like even that will quite do it (even with the bonus from his Air element, alas (total 10). He could try another back and forth swing to gain momentum, or let go and run the rest of the way along the floor; it would only be a short jog, just a few seconds. He's pretty darn close.

Throughout this all, of course, the walls inch closer and the darts continue to fire from one side of the room as gas fills the ceiling. And just when it seems it can't possibly get any worse, the sound of a generator or engine of some sort fires up, and the sound of vibrating metal fills the room. "Uh-oh" is all the Dispatcher can say. Toru's ears perk up, however.

Skipito commits his last leap to the catwalk and opens the door to vent the gas.
If the door does not open easily, Skipito goes prone on the catwarlk to investigate the gas port. He will use any piece of equipment he has to plug the hole.

[OOC] I never expected meta-prayer to work[/OOC]

Bozuko decides to run across the floor for the rest of the way, and slows his swing to a stop. If there is anyone in a position to benefit from it, Bozo will swing the rope back towards them, encouraging a similar journey [Projectile Guidance +2]. Remembering how sturdy the first catwalk was, Bozuko will then, using a simple grappling hook, attempt to snare the light nearest the catwalk (on the exit side) and climb to a point in which he can join Skipito on the ledge. If possible, Bozo will also search for the source of the noise.

"A government is a body of men usually notably ungoverned"
-Shepherd Book, from Joss Whedon's "Firefly"

Making it to the top, Toru attempts to replug the vent.

Next, he stops and listens for the sound of the engine [+2 Mechanic], attempting to characterize it from the sound it is producing - the fuel it uses, the number and configuration of cylinders, the engine size - and to infer from there what the engine might be used for. Is it the metallic rattling of a big diesel at low revs, the ring-ding whine of a little two-stroke with its neck being wrung, or something else completely?

"Is it just me, or do you guys also feel like you're breathing deep-fryer fumes?"

Kitaro decides to head for the exit (or at least the exit-side wall), not before he scans the room for any straggleres or ninja-in-distress.