DarkTheImmortal wrote: ↑Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:56 am"Hey!" she yelled, trying to get them to shut up and possibly get Raimius' or Sylvi's attention. "I need something to throw. If you want to trade, give me something else I can use as a throwing weapon. Something good."
She adds just one more line to her pitch. "What do you want more, these or your lives?"
((OOC -I know this might not be as intended, but I think it's cute for these two to mix it up a little.))
"Gold!" one of the fellow prisoners whispers
"I told you so-" another one gets nudged.
The best throwing stuff they have to offer are shivs like I mentioned, and one fellow made a pair of 4-sided throwing stars by binding a couple of spikes in and X shape.
Most important, I need to know where the two of you will be in the battle. You can't be on the stairs unless you are part of the formation Sylvi has set up. You could be on the catwalk... or if you are really sneaky, you could get on the ground floor before anyone can stop you.
So basically, a phalanx.The Rookie wrote: ↑Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:53 pmDue to the tight nature of the stairwell, the formation is only capable of fitting four men abreast. The first row consist of four prisoners, preferably the shorter stockier kind. Their job is to stab upwards, into the underbellies, throats and joints of the legs; while the next row will see three of the biggest strongest men shoving downward into the neck, collars and chest. Sylvi will also be in this second row. ...
The men learned about this in basic training. It won't be any big trick, but the question is where exactly you want them to be when the doors are opened.
"Actually, I had something else in mind." He points to the far end of the catwalk, above where the Birds will have to pass to get at you on the stairs. The largest things left, some iron bedframes that are still intact, are being dragged over there by a couple of them men left over. "Dropping those on the Birds ought to slow them down. Once you and your little army are on the ground floor, we'll race in behind you." He looks to Rita. "And I do mean WE."The Rookie wrote: ↑Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:53 pmSylvi’s tone takes a notable shift, and she look to Raimius with a mixture of concern and sorrow as she draws out a single lone figure that she marks with an R.
Raimius will be at the very rear of the pack, and serve no actual part of the fighting. Should he object “You know I’d trust you with my life, but I cannot afford the risk of a spell misfiring here due to your... You know.... So I need you to stay behind... Ok?”
He is tying a leash to her belt, and tying the other end to his own.
"I coulda stood a watch." Rita grumbles. "Is this gonna take long?"Lief wrote: ↑Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:54 pm
James returns her smile with all the warmth he can muster- Which isn't much, considering the environment, but it's more than last night and it's still a genuine reaction. "Thanks for bringing it back," he says as he ties the scarf around his neck again. "Wouldn't feel right to go into battle without it. Sleep well?"
A couple of the quicker and smaller men dash over to open the doors for you, ropes are dangling from the catwalks for them to be pulled up out of there with... however-
- they weren't even done unbarring the doors when one of the Terror Birds kicks the doors right in and halfway off the hinges. It must have been waiting right there at the door, listening.
One of the men is flattened by a door, and the other in knocked down, skidding ten feet. Before he can get back on his feet, he is bitten in half by the first Bird. The next two go racing past him and charge the stairs at a dead run... heads low and hissing like a samovar ready to explode.
And there are more behind them...
Okay, here we go. I will want to post again on Wednesday ... barring any need to take me frakking PC to the shop again!
I hope to hear from you all in the next 5 days, alright?