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The shugenja continues to invoke the spirit of her talisman while refocusing to the boar’s new location.

 

   (( again I roll earth 2 and theology 2. My ring dice are success with strife and a blank.  My skill dice are success with strife and success..  I see no reason to keep anything but the success. That should be another TN 4 fitness test for the boar or it’s knocked prone.))

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Aruzhan grimaces with the effort of maintaining the invocation. The boar tumbles as the ground collapses under it, enveloping it in a forest of stone spikes, tearing at the boar's thick hide.

Wounded boar performs TN7 fitness check (4+3 for Severely Wounded)

Rolls three ring dice: 792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c81518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0, Blank, 1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343

Rolls one skill die:  1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343

Keeps one dice: 1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343

Resolve Opportunity: 1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343 Aruzhan receives 2 strife, in addition to the 2 strife for performing an attack or scheme check targeting the boar.

Resolve success:  TN7 - failure with a shortfall of 7.  Wounded boar becomes Prone and suffers 2 supernatural damage

 

Wounded boar is compromised and cannot defend. Wounded boar suffers a severity 2 critical.

Wounded boar attempts to mitigate critical strike  performs TN4 fitness check

Rolls three ring dice: 792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c81518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0, Blank, 1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf413431518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0

Rolls one skill die:  1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf413431518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0

Keeps one dice: Blank - Compromised so cannot keep results including 1518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0

Resolve Success: Failure

Wounded Boar suffers Close Call. Thick Hide becomes Damaged.

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"...the ground...." Yoshi looks on in awe, "Right. Lets wrap this up."

The big ronin stands up in the stirrups, aims, and shoots down into the boar.

::Air (3)/Ranged (1) produces: a success, an option, and option with strife, and an explosion with strife. I keep: the success, the explosion (w/strife) & the option. Explosion produces an option . For a total of 2 success, 2 options & 1 strife (Becomes 3 strife). I would normally turn this into a critical hit with my two options, but the boar is already out of fatigue and already takes a severity 3 critical strike. So I want to use them to assist the next person who attacks the boar::

"Gah...that squealing is unbearable! One should die silently. Kenshin? Hekasu? Put it down!" 

Edited by Void Crane

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The boar writhes in pain as Yoshi's arrow punches cleanly through its left forelimb, crippling it.

Wounded boar suffers a severity 5 critical strike (3+2 for enraged)

Wounded boar performs a TN4 (1+3 for severely wounded) fitness check

Rolls three ring dice: 792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c81518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0,792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c81518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0,792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c81518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0

Rolls one skill die:  Blank

Keeps one dice: Blank

Resolve success/failure - TN4 - failure. Wounded Boar suffers a Debilitating Gash.

Wounded Boar already has Severely Wounded (Fire) so suffers a Permanent Injury (Maimed Limb) instead.

 

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Indeed. Incapacitated isn't 'down'  it just means that (unless you have a special rule to the contrary, like the Wounded Boar) you are restricted to actions which don't require checks. The three which are probably the most use are:

  1. Calming Breath - unlike @Void Crane I wouldn't actually recommend this one as Kenshin is 3 fatigue over his endurance and hence the boar (with Dying 3) will be dead before you recover.
  2. Assist - lets you assist the next person to attack - Presumably Hekasu. This represents you still trying to fight - not well enough to matter on your own, but enough to aid an ally.
  3. Maneuver - Allowing you to move two range bands instead of one to get behind someone who's not incapacitated.

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I am already assisting the next attack ...

::I don't know how M.G. wants to run "healing" after the fight -as a GM anything reasonable is within his prerogative- but automatic  free healing of composure and stamina isn't a part of the rules as I understand them. That's my FYI. You should do what you think Kenshin would.::

Edited by Void Crane

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ahhh ok. Kenshin can help someone out then.

 

 

Kenshin shakily stood up, looking around, wondering if anyone needed his help.

Aruzhan-san, do you require any help? 

 

 

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"Attack us?! Like that?! Die!" Hekasu stabs at the boar over and over.

Unmask at the start of my turn: leave opening (-1TN for the boar to target me). Strike: Air (3) / Melee (1+1 assist): [Blank], 

792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c8, 1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c81518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f01211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf413431518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0. With assist, I can keep 4, so will keep all four not-blanks.

Resolve strife: 2/8

Resolve Opp: increase deadliness

Resolve success: 2 v TN2. Critical: 7 + 2 (opp) + 2 (enraged) = 11.

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((I feel like the best thing I can do for now is to continue to try to immobilize the boar, so i’ll keep up using grasp of earth.   Ring dice are 2 exploding success with strife. Skill dice are exploding success with strife and a success.  I keep one ring die and one skill die, each with exploding success and strife. They explode into one success with strife, which I don’t keep, and one opportunity, so my final total is 2 successes, 1 opportunity, and I gain 2 strife putting me at. 7 / 8 strife. I use the opp to try to immobilize the boar.))

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Flailing, the boar's broken tusk whooshes past Hekasu's face as it staggers to its feet

It's the boar's go after kenshin!

Probably irrelevant, but nevertheless.

Wounded Boar performs strike action targeting Hekasu - TN2 -1 (Expose an Opening) +1 (Air stance) +2 (Damaged Tusks) + 3 (Severely Wounded) = TN7

Rolls three ring dice: 792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c8, Blank, 1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343

Rolls one skill die:  792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c81211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343

Reroll two dice for Maimed Limb - 792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c8 becomes 1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343, 792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c81211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343 becomes blank

Keeps two dice: 1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343, 1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343

Resolve Opportunity: 1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf413431211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343 - anyone using an attack or scheme action targeting the boar gains two strife.

Resolve success/failure - TN7  failure.

Wounded Boar is no longer prone and now has Dying (2 rounds)

Edited by Magnus Grendel

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Hekasu's blade repeatedly pierces its already torn hide

Wounded Boar performs TN4 fitness check to mitigate critical strike  (TN1+3 for Severely Wounded)

Rolls three ring dice: 1521230551_ExplosiveSuccessSmall.png.2cc1518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0, Blank, 1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343

Rolls one skill die: 792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c81211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343

Keeps two dice:1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343,792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c81211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343

Resolve Opportunity: Hekasu receives 2 strife, plus 2 for performing an attack action targeting the boar

Resolve success/failure - TN4 - 792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c8 - failure.

Wounded Boar already has a scar disadvantage and receives Dying (5  rounds). Wounded Boar has already received Dying (2 rounds), so this is ignored

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The ground shudders again, and the boar collapses heavily, twisting its ruined leg.

Wounded Boar performs TN7 fitness check to resist Grasp of Earth (TN4+3 for Severely Wounded)

Rolls three ring dice: 792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c8,792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c81518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0,1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343

Rolls one skill die: Blank

Keeps two dice: 792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c8,1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343

Resolve Opportunity: Aruzhan receives 2 strife, plus 2 for performing an attack action targeting the boar

Resolve success/failure - TN7 - 792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c8 - failure

Wounded boar suffers 2 supernatural damage and cannot defend, and receives Prone and Immobilized.

Wounded Boar performs TN4 fitness check to mitigate critical strike (TN4+3 for Severely Wounded)

Rolls three ring dice: 1521230551_ExplosiveSuccessSmall.png.2cc1518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0,792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c81518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0,1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf413431518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0

Rolls one skill die:792424631_SuccessSmall.png.f580b7641c8c81518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0

Keeps no results - Compromised characters cannot keep results including

Failure

Wounded Boar suffers Close Call - Tough Hide receives Damaged. As it already is Damaged, receives Destroyed.

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"The beast's screaming is ... why won't it just die??"

Yoshi's On cracks as he looks on in obvious horror to the sounds the boar is making in its death-throes. Maybe the inhuman noises of the boar remind of things on the Wall he'd rather forget...

Yoshi's horse backs up 1 range band as he fires again. The arrow hits.

::Air 3/Ranged 1. I roll a success with strife, an explosion with strife, an option, and an option with strife. I keep the success, the option and the explosion. Explosion becomes another success with strife. That becomes a total of 3 successes, 3+2=5 (!) Strife & 1 option. I kick the option forward till next round. The boar gets hit again with a severity 3 critical from another arrow... Yoshi was at 8/10 on strife. He finishes the round at 13/10 and is compromised.::

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The arrow thunks into a cut in the prone beast's flank.

Wounded Boar performs TN4 fitness check to mitigate critical strike  (TN1+3 for Severely Wounded)

Rolls three ring dice: 1521230551_ExplosiveSuccessSmall.png.2cc1518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0, Blank, 1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf413431518491343_StrifeSmall.png.6434e11e967f0

Rolls one skill die: Blank

Keeps one die:Blank

Resolve success/failure - TN4 - failure.

Wounded Boar receives a severity 5 critical (3 + 2 for Enraged) - Debilitating Gash

This escalates to Permenant Injury. Wounded Boar already has a scar disadvantage so suffers Dying (5  rounds). Wounded Boar has already received Dying (2 rounds), so this is ignored.

 

 

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It's not that it's less damaging than doing nothing, but killing it any faster than it's dying anyway is hard.

The special rule Sustaining Fury makes actually finishing anything off really awkward because you can't get that +10 severity for strikes against an unconscious target. Theoretically, it could be switching rings and you'd need to keep wounding the new ring, but I've been sticking with Fire because that's appropriate to the animal and situation rather than because it's tactically sensible.

It's got Dying (2 Rounds) so 'achieving anything' means inflicting Dying (1 round) - which means a severity 14+ critical.

Which was possible - just about - for you; a katana hitting an enraged target is severity 9 base, so you'd need 1211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf413431211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf413431211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf413431211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf413431211841275_OpportunitySmall.png.acf41343 in addition with Razor-edged. If You, Yoshi and Kenshin had focused on assisting one another to deliver one big critical rather than three small ones per turn , you'd get enough bonus skill dice for that not to be unreasonable (I'm not including Aruzhan because she has been mostly keeping the thing down and any damage she did was pretty much a side benefit), especially if you'd unmasked by becoming enraged yourself,  but at this point the odds are stacked against you. You might as well back off. Even if the boar staggers back to its feet the odds of it actually hitting anyone are basically zero as it needs an astronomical TN to hit anyone and it's compromised so can't keep 1521230551_ExplosiveSuccessSmall.png.2cc on its ring dice.

If people want to join it there and fall back, I'm okay with 'fast forwarding' through the next couple of turns.

Edited by Magnus Grendel

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Wait, I know! I could do a medicine check on it, keep no successes, and that'll take off the shortfall from 

Dying! :P

But yeah, I'm good with just 'taking a breather.' Hekasu's unmasked, I'm sure there's little to make us think the boar will somehow not die.

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Yoshi slides into water stance & dismounts. 

"Why won't it shut up?!?"

He starts walking around in tight circles, lost to the world.

'Get it together Yoshi." Get it together!" While circling, the big samurai bangs the side of his helmet with his fist twice.

::Yoshi also unmasks exposing an opening as he goes elsewhere in his head. After that, yes I'm good skipping ahead to either the boars death or the arrival of whatever shot it to begin with...::

Edited by Void Crane

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The boar's thrashing steadily becomes less pronounced as it bleeds out. Eventually, it fades to nothing more than twitching, and even that stops within a few moments more.

The forest is - finally - silent and still again, and the shocked ronin can gather themselves.

Fair enough!

This is the end of a conflict scene so if you have strife or fatigue, reduce it to half your composure or endurance respectively.

 

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It takes a few minutes to calm the horses, though the forest remains quiet the ronin do so.

 

I'll ask for someone to perform a TN2 Survey/Survival to keep an eye out for anything else in the area

If someone wants to look over the boar's carcass, it's a TN2 survey/medicine to examine (from a respectful and 'clean' distance), or a TN0 (i.e. no check required) but a trivial breach of Honour to poke around in the wounds physically

Edited by Magnus Grendel

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"The boar was wounded when we first saw it. There must be something, or someone, else nearby." Hekasu sheathes his katana in his best Kakita-esque manner as he did at the end of the practice skirmish. "Yoshi-san, I'll help you look around."

Untrained in either skill, and with a TN penalty for my water actions, I'll just use my 'action' to provide assistance to someone on the survival roll, if that's alright.

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