Shakily standing up, the phoenix wolf's teeth curl in a pleased grin.
"Thanks, Aragan, buddy!" He leaps up and shakes his head vigorously. "Oh yeah! Got the first kill-" A strange odor wafts into the keen nostrils of the fiery wolf, drawing his gaze to the right, the ninja's plight quickly became evident. "Well then; time for some Madfallien thrashing!"
Kneeling into a predatory gait, the phoenix wolf lunges at the unaware Madfallien Gwen.
Success Roll(+5 for Madfallien being unaware): [dice]0[/dice] (actually a total of 10)
The phoenix wolf lunged, eyes shining. A shiver went down the lizard's spine. With trepid uncertainty, the Madfallien shrugged off the feeling of death being near.
Effectiveness Roll: [dice]1[/dice]
Instead of crushing it in his jaws like the phoenix wolf wanted, he merely batted it away with his large paws. It was not with out effect, though! Giant yellow bruises had formed along the entire back of the Madfallien. Its googly eyes were crossed in what seemed to be great pain.
// Solitary, your character is now not in danger from the Madfalien Gwen 3. Your readied stance is gone, though. //Stallford's Turn:
With some effort, Stallford managed to right himself on his four hooves. A sigh of relief escaped his mouth.
"Thanks Mabel"--he picked up his rapier--"I knew I could trust you to help me when I need it. Now, let me return the favor." With great agility for a stallion his age, Stallford rushed forward and swung the bronze blade at the discovered lizard.
Success Roll: [dice]2[/dice]
Scared out of its wits at the gleaming metal, the Madfallien Gwen stares forward with dilated pupils.
Effectiveness Roll: [dice]3[/dice]
Sadly, this was not the end for our fine spined friend. The glimmering bronze merely sliced off its tail, splattering blood over the now-multicolored sand. A grimace expressed itself on the Madfallien's maw, almost causing it to cringe, but not so. Madfallien Gwen 3's Turn:
The lizard tumbled down the slightly slanted slope, legs waving about in panic. Deep within his flattened skull laid a brain, which at this moment was overclocked in an effort to find some genius action to perform.
Success Roll: [dice]4[/dice]
Slightly dusty synapses glowed with previously unused energy, pulsing throughout the rest of the brain. An idea popped up that just might work! If it could coordinate itself juuuust right...
Effectiveness Roll: [dice]5[/dice]
SUCCESS! Back legs spinning, the previously helpless reptile lifted from the ground, hovering approximately 10 feet from the ground. Mabel's Turn:
The grey pegasus rolled her eyes at Stallford's statement.
"As thoughtful as your sentiment is, Stallford, I doubt I need much more help with this one." As if to prove her point, she lifts her staff and brings it down.
Success Roll: [dice]6[/dice]
And misses. The startlingly lucky Madfallien quivers at what could have been.
"BWAHAHAHA!" Stallford guffaws. "So much for that! Looks like I might need to strike again; take off its legs, perhaps?"
"Oh, hush you!"Aragan's Turn:
Aragan glanced back and forth, unsure what to do. Unable to think, he fell back onto his university's effectiveness training.
"Well," he reasoned quietly to himself, "my instructors seem to be having difficulty... but that flying Madfallien looks troublesome." Aragan shifted his head back and forth, almost gritting his teeth. "The adventurers are professionals in their field, so I should help my instructors!"
This decisive conundrum conquered, Aragan nervously grasped the shovel handle in his mouth and rushed toward the Madfallien.
Success Roll: [dice]7[/dice]
Effectiveness Roll: [dice]8[/dice]
With a resounding crunch, the Madfallien falls, its luck finally ended. The spine slightly stuck out of its back, bent out of shape by the impact. Aragan blanched at the sight, unnerved by the outcome. The shovel falls from his grip, the back covered in blood.
Fainting Roll (Because why not?!): [dice]9[/dice]
Unable to cope with his actions, Aragan falls to the ground cold, eyes slightly rolled up. END OF ROUND 2Map:TURN ORDER [ROUND 3]:
Unicorn Ninja: 20
Phoenix Wolf: 14
Madfallien Gwen 3: 7
I have just noticed how many times I mentioned 'eyes' or some variation of so far... huh. Sorry for taking so long.