IC-Ep 3-In Too Deep(Salem Shields only)

Elliot and Valerie Soames set out to rescue Dr. Kirby, while Salem and Raymond MacIntyre remain on the beach and the rest of the UNIT team helps Story and his companions recover the TARDIS.

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IC-Ep 3-In Too Deep(Salem Shields only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:11 am



THE SHADOW OVER DUNWICH


EPISODE 3


Cliff Base- Dunwich, England
2:10 PM - Thursday, September 5, 1985

Several minutes after Leonek had gone into the undersea cave, Salem saw a large humanoid form emerge from the tunnel. At first he'd thought it must be Leonek returning, but taking a closer look quickly destroyed that illusion. His keen eyes made out every appalling detail. This creature was larger than Leonek, larger than any human being he'd ever met. It was at least eight feet tall, with green scaly skin. It wore a long mesh vest that looked like it was made of string, silver in color. Its huge webbed hands ended in sharp claws, but it was the face that was the most disturbing part. Its features seemed more a combination of species than any one in particular. It had large, bulging eyes and gills on its neck, and it resembled a cross between a fish, a frog, and a turtle. Salem knew a lot about biology, but he'd never heard of anything even remotely like this. The creature looked like it was half man, half fish, and all ugly. The hideous abomination was following the course of the rope, and it was heading right for the boat!

"That's cute," said Salem as his sangfroid composure was masking the fear that awoke in the back of his head. Pulling the pistol out of his back pocket, Salem reclined back into the boat and steadily aimed toward the direction of where the rope began. Salem had done a lot of dumb things in his life, but going to an underground cave on an impulse reaction, was certainly on top of that list. Salem lay inside the boat and controlled his breathing. He had little training with any sort of firearms; he never really understood why you squeeze the trigger instead of pulling the trigger, they both seemed synonymous to him. Salem patiently waited, with a death grip on the pistol.

Before long, a claw gripped the gunwale, followed by another. Then the monster's torso and head surfaced, and it loomed over Salem's prone form...

Spoiler:
Salem, if you want to shoot, you get one shot before the creature acts. The shot is at point blank range, so your Handgun skill is doubled. Damage is 1d10 if you hit (2d10 if you get an impale, 8 or less on your roll to hit).
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Re: IC-Ep 3-In Too Deep(Salem Shields only)

Postby DetectiveSocks » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:34 am

"You'll be sleeping with the fishes," Salem knew how corny the line was, but he has never handle this kind of stress before, especially when it meant life or death.

Salem fires off a devastating blow to the creature.

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Re: IC-Ep 3-In Too Deep(Salem Shields only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:42 am

The creature bellowed in rage as Salem shot it right in the heart, but its fury kept it going. With all of its rage-fueled might, it pulled down, capsizing the boat and pitching Salem into the sea, where he plunged beneath the waves!

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I moved you to this thread because Episode 3 is starting. You must have seen it before I updated your old Episode 2 thread with the hyperlink (which needed this thread to exist first in order to link to it).

Salem, please roll DEX x 5 to see if you manage to hold onto the pistol, and then roll Swim. If you fail the Swim roll, roll CON x 6.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-In Too Deep(Salem Shields only)

Postby DetectiveSocks » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:04 am

The other children cheered him on. His name voiced in a steadily rising pace, urging him to do it. “Am I really doing this?”, the young boy thought and struck his victim with a rock.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-In Too Deep(Salem Shields only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:19 am

The pistol slipped from Salem's grip as he fell into the sea, and it sank towards the bottom faster than he did, getting lost in the murky water. He tumbled end over end, completely disoriented, and he couldn't even tell which way was up. He flailed around, unable to surface. Fortunately, he had managed to gulp some air before going under, but it wouldn't lost long. The sea creature dove underwater and came at him. It slashed at him with a claw as it passed, missing by merely an inch!

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Salem, if you want to try to surface as your action this round, please roll Swim again. If you fail, or if you do something else such as attacking the creature, you must roll CON x 5 to keep from starting to drown.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-In Too Deep(Salem Shields only)

Postby DetectiveSocks » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:19 am

Salem attempts to swim to the cave that Leonek had ventured off into, but alas, Salem had difficulties orientating himself in the water. Salem is having the worse of luck, as his conscious is getting the best of him.

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Re: IC-Ep 3-In Too Deep(Salem Shields only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:00 am

Salem couldn't get anywhere, and he was no longer able to hold his breath. Involuntarily, he opened his mouth, and water poured into his lungs.

The monster came around for another pass, this time trying to grab hold of him, but it missed badly.

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Salem, please make another Swim roll. If you succeed, you will be able to surface and take no further damage from drowning. Otherwise, you will take another 1d6 damage.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-In Too Deep(Salem Shields only)

Postby DetectiveSocks » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:29 am

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Re: IC-Ep 3-In Too Deep(Salem Shields only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:39 am

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Please roll CON x 5 to see if you stay conscious, since you have just lost at least half of your remaining HP.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-In Too Deep(Salem Shields only)

Postby DetectiveSocks » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:12 am

With the agonizing pain going through Salem's body, his visions become dark and blurry but Salem struggles his hardest to fight against his urges.

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Re: IC-Ep 3-In Too Deep(Salem Shields only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:16 am

Salem managed to fight off the encroaching darkness for now, but he knew it would claim him very soon if he did not get some air. Just when he was about to surrender to the sea, he saw Leonek emerge from the cave, giving him new hope.

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Salem is moving to the thread linked below.

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