Nichos follows quietly, having finally decided to let the poor human have a chance to prove himself. Besides, by being quiet, the chances of the fool being off his guard and letting his mouth run again were higher.
You make it to the base of the stairs uninpeded but that is where the luck ends as now marching down the stairs are six stormtroopers. You see them before they see you, you can shoot up and them from here so take your surprise round actions and first round actions. The stairs give both groups cover. The distance between you two is roughly 30 feet for those who have point blank.
I'm not sure how many flights. I said 30 feet so I'm gonna guess about 3 flights of stairs. Not much cover besides the stairs themselves. According the other map you need to head up 6 flights of stairs.
You all fire up the stairs and Galvet is the only one that scores a hit, however, the hit didn't drop the stormy, there are still six of them and one is hurt. They all fire on you but they all miss.
I assume that it is fairly clear that Zaelos's shot was excellent and still missed?
At this angle it will take forever to clear out all of the guards, they are too well protected. A protracted firefight only benefits them so we must find another around before they close in behind us.
He'll look around for any other possible solution, including looking through the map. If there is an access tunnel or something that will allow them to circumvent this checkpoint, he'll point it out as best he can.
The stairs offer a +6 to AC because of how hard it is to see up or down. Their AC is 20 at the moment. Yours is also +6 so neither side will make much progress. Seems like Karval wants a better shot though hehe. Gonna wait and see what you others do. I do this because the rebel thread is a bit behind.
Not really having anything else to offer to the fire fight, Nichos pulls out his rifle, and sprays the stairwell with as much firepower as he can, more concerned about suppressing enemy fire so that his allies can move forward than trying to actually hit them.
Galvet shakes his head at the continued shooting from cover and moves back to the door to the stairwell. He'll attempt to lock the door at least so that more guards can't catch them in the crossfire while the group waits out this firefight.
Sorry for delaying you guys busy week and all. Creepy, things seem to be slowing down in the forums immensely. Hope you are all still with me. P.S. Skyrim comes out in about a week. I'm gonna be.......a little.....um....busier maybe.
Karval's three companions keep the stormtroopers plenty distracted as he hugs the wall to stay out of sight. He makes it all the way to the base of the stormie's flight that they are shooting from.
Karval, from here you can shoot at them from cover but they wont get any. You should have a good idea as to what their defense is now.
The rest of you can either move up or continue shooting.
Galvet has managed to seal the door behind you so you shouldn't be surrounded.
After Karval swiftly moves up to the corner of the stairway, with his free hand he motions to the others to follow. 'This is gonna be bloody.' He starts to smile as he sets himself and unleashes a barrage of fire at the stormtroopers, focussing on an individual trying to obliterate him.
I'm still not sure what the area looks like that Karval has cover but the guards don't so I'm assuming only he can see around a corner or something and the rest of the group is still stuck behind whatever?
Galvet moves up to the end of the line, cursing quietly as well as he aims back at the door they came in hoping that his lock holds.
I'll ready an action to fire if anyone comes in through the door.
I'm sorry I can't make maps. Geez! Sue me. I'll try and explain.
You are in a winding stairwell, kind of like those you find in most hotels or large multi story building. Usually, when you reach the top of a flight of stairs, there is a flat level to stand on, you can turn around and head up the next flight or go through the do on that level.
Karval is on that level and he can use the rail as cover. The stormtroopers are on the actual stair, therefore they don't have cover unless they go to the top of the flight they're on. Since Karval moved up first, he's the only one who can shoot at them from cover and ignore their cover.
Now. here is what the rest of you can do. You can either shoot up at the baddies from the flight below theirs, this incurs a +6 Cover bonus to each party.
Alternatively, you can move out into the open on the level Karval is on and take a chance that you can put away a stormy or two by sacrificing both parties claims to cover.
There could be other options, but it is up to you to get creative. BTW the stairs are 5 feet wide and the overall stairwell is about fifteen feet in width.
Now, please ask me questions. I apologize that there is no map, I really wish this POS computer didn't have such an issue with every program I download. Also, if I ever do get a map program that works, I will need a website to upload it to. I personally have none.
So, once we are cool on positioning, and actions for this round, we can move on.
Karval moves after his charge. 'I should use my knife, get close in then throw that troopers corpse back down the stairs as cover. No I must protect the others and take fire.'
From his safe place behind the balustrade he dives out, dropping his pistol. He grabs the rifle from his back as he hits the far wall of the stairwell landing, leaving enough room for the others to shoot past him. Karval takes position as point and unleashes a blaster shot.
You manage to drop two of them before they can return fire. One manages to score a hit on Zaleos for 13 damage. They manage to move up behind cover. This time it is only a +4 cover. There are four left. You can force them up further and make a beline for the door at the top of this flight. This is the door you need to go through.
Nichos continues to fill the staircase with as much fire power as he can, forcing them ever upwards, hoping they don't find too many more at the door, but not so focused he can't get a side comment in. Calling down the stairs, he addresses Galvet. "This might go faster if we had more guns going up here. No point in protecting the rear that much at this point. We shall simply have to rely on the door to do that for us. If we are going to live, forward is the direction to be looking."
I am sorry for making you all wait. My phone wont let me post anymore so I need to rely on a laptop with no battery. I have tons of school work and tons of retail work. I will continue to try and post when I can. Posting means going over notes. Setting up scenarios ect. I apologize for the inconvenience and making you wait. Things will be much better and more progressive once we get into January. I can hardly wait. I am sooo tired of all this end of the year stuff. Don't worry. I will keep this going as long as I can.
Karval grits his teeth as the shot burn into him, as infuriated by the troopers poor discipline as their accurate fire. 'A hail of fire and then the sword.' Karval thinks, decisively but wrongly. Flicking the Rifle to Multi-fire and getting ready to discard it in favour of his beloved blade.
Karval moves swiftly at the head of the group to the door. Placing a suppressing fire against the remaining troopers to ensure they don't counter-attack. Crouched in cover at the corner of the balustrades, he lets the others get on with their specialties. 'I'll apologise once the mission is over, for my indecisiveness & inaccuracy. If we succeed that is; otherwise the consequence is penalty enough.'
He is taking cover, not really attacking - just trying to stop a counter offense.
You all push on through and shut the door behind you. Comp use will put a lock on the door, the higher the roll the harder it will be for troopers to follow. There is a hallway. Halfway down is a stair way to the right leading up. At the end is another door. There is a mouse droid rolling around on the floor.