(WS: 2. Fri: 1. DK: 8. Fre: 5.) Apparently Daniel was winning the card game. Really hard. Don't play cards with a hard-ass doctor is the lesson here today.
aim for an solid blow to the torso
continue the dagger assault against Marcus!
Seeing everyone else going for the kill on Marcus.. Zathyran looked away again, gritting his jaw. He wanted to be the one to finish his former idol... if anyone, it HAD to be him. And yet he couldn't bring himself to do it... But he had to. Ignoring the Zombie, now, he set his mind on the task at hand; One that would haunt him, yes, but it was his only option. "Marcus Raust... My idol, my mentor... This day, you are my prey. You have fallen, fought with those of pure heart. Your soul is black, blacker than the deepest night... May the Wrath of the Heavens cleanse you and set you free! DIE!!" He threw his hands forth, sending a bolt of (hopefully) deadly electricity arcing towards Marcus!
Chainsaw -> Malleus
2: Keep chopping the Frenchman down to size. 3: Derp around and hopefully bite Malleus.
Marcus drew his chainsaw and pulled the throttle, causing it to roar to life as he charged Malleus! (8 vs 3+4; Massive Success -> Wax Doll) The knight was completely unprepared for the rush, and the hunter's demonically-enhanced chainsaw cut right through his armor as he impaled him, lifted him into the air, and threw him to the side victoriously! ...But he had forgotten about the demonic artifact the knight carried, and it took the blow for him. Malleus got right back to his feet, armor torn but unharmed. While he was rising, the downed zombie crawled over to him to gnaw on HIS ankle while the other zombie kept on Pierre, yelling "Woo!" (Z2: 6 vs 6+3. Z3: 8 vs 7+4.) This time the standing zombie broke its left arm off at the elbow chopping Pierre, and the other shattered a few teeth on Malleus's steel boots. What a pair of losers.
The knight completely ignored the zombie as he rushed Marcus from the side. (8+1 vs 4+2; 8+2 Critical Success, 2d4x2+50%; 15 damage) Marcus, thinking he had finished Malleus off, never saw it coming and if it wasn't for the steel implants in his body he would have been bisected at the waist. As it stood, he was injured extremely badly by the sudden blow and dropped to his knees, looking up at Zathyran as he approached, electricity arcing around his hands like a blue glow... (-2 MP. 4+2 vs 2+2; Major Success, 2d4+1d4; 8 and kill. Also I'm killing Zombie 3 since I forgot to add the +1d to Talarion's previous attack, and 1d4 has a 75% chance of killing it.)
The electricity hit Marcus like a hammer, driving him onto his back and frying whatever evil machinery was keeping his body going. His expression changed from the hard neutral mask he had been wearing to one of pain and recognition. Meanwhile, Pierre and Claire moved to mop up the last zombie. (P: 6+1 vs 1; 7+2 Critical Success, 2d4x2+25% electric damage; 15 and kill.) Claire grabbed it by the remaining wrist and kicked it in the elbow, breaking its other arm off, and Pierre finished it with a no-look thrust to the forehead while adjusting his hat.
Marcus gestured for Zathyran to come closer, and the mage knelt by his side. "Here... one last gift..." he whispered, passing him the sword. "Apologize for me to the others... finish what I started..." He took Zathyran's free hand in his, his eyes intensely focused on his apprentice's, and pulled him slightly closer. "I wish we didn't have to part like this... but know I've always been proud of you..." His grip weakened, and he fell back, eyes closed. Perhaps he was at peace with this end.
Wymar Sane: 15/15 HP - 30/30 MP
Friar Greenmoore: 20/20 HP - 30/30 MP
Daniel King: 25/25 HP - 20/20 MP
Frenz Grende: 45/45 HP - 5/5 MP
Malleus Raulat: 37/40 HP - 0/5 MP
Pierre Dé Grasse: 8/40 HP - 5/10 MP
Claire Rosara: 22/30 HP - 8/10 MP
Zathyran Firsankh: 13/25 HP - 14/20 MP
Zako got his 20th 8 just now. :3 And Ahra FINALLY got his two 8s in a row skill.
@Ninja Talarion: I hope I handled Marcus's death well.
@Irony & Krath: Talarion got Marcus before you guys did, so I figured I would just focus both of you with melee attacks on Zombie 2 so it would get its ass kicked fast. :3
FinalEdit @Nightcrawlers: I'll probably be going to bed soon, so I'll list your guy's evos when I get up. ^^