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    #16
    Re: Road to Redemption (Rathuris & Hentaispider)

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    Interesting scene we have here. What very well should have been a rather simple meeting between employer and employee has turned into what could only be termed a bar room brawl by the patrons who were running for the exits and possibly their very lives. Nicholas fired the first shot once everyone tried to see who's sword was bigger by flipping the table where the old man was sitting then setting the place in a frenzy by sweeping his blade against the goons on either side of him. Janet however was taking a different tact, trying to get Nicholas to not act so rashly. She was at a slight disadvantage as the goon likely responsible for simply containing her had already drawn a weapon and had it upon her.

    Janet would act first out of this whole standstill, attempting to sweep the chair that she had hooked her leg around into the goon that was at the rear of this formation. Still not actively attacking she was likely just trying to distance herself from the sword that was maybe inches away from doing her harm. She was successful in having the goon stumble while she moved away. However the goon that was with her was able to move away from the rest along with her unimpeded. Now they were isolated away from the other three and Janet was able to avoid the sword that was placed on her while doing all this. The goon that was keeping up with her was delaying his action as he could be seen looking back toward the old man trying to figure out what he should actually do.

    Nicholas however would likely have a tougher time through all of this now that Janet had effectively turned the fight into a three on one encounter. The old man would now be able to get up. Though not an immediate impact in the fight, he would however have an impact on the fight as he gave the command to have his cohorts start attacking. "Take them down, I want them alive" would be heard throughout the tavern as he would draw his sword. His sights were seemingly on Janet though it could be that he was simply evaluating the situation and trying to see where things were now that he is standing again, or he was going to attempt to target Janet in the next few moments.

    The goons hearing the old man speak were able to get the drop on Nicholas. The goons had the advantage of having Nicholas functionally surrounded, though they did have to hold back and only use non-lethal force. The goon to the left of Nicholas would have his go at Nicholas first. He would lash out with his sword and ever so barely get Nicholas on the shoulder before Nicholas was able to deflect the blow. A decent bit of damage was dealt there as the blow happened to find a spot on Nicholas' arm undefended by his armor as well. Nicholas was still in the fight, but that wound was not something that would simply heal after a short rest as it was already starting to show blood coming from the cut. Seeing that his job was done, he only held his sword in a defensive stance to act as a distraction while his parter took his turn.

    Now it was the goon directly behind Nicholas that was attacking. Instead of trying to kill his opponent which he easily could since Nicholas had his back turned toward him, he would instead use the butt end of his blade in an attempt to concuss Nicholas. Nicholas was able to realize what was happening just in time to deflect some of the impact, though even still getting smacked on the top of the head still left its mark on Nicholas, as it was pretty clear to anyone that was still watching this that Nicholas was very seriously hurt at this point.

    Now Nicholas has his turn. His original plan, as intricate and plausible it may have been, was likely altered by having his shoulder sliced with a blade and another blow almost caving his skull in. He could certainly press on and attack, but with how things have shaken out so far. It may benefit him to find another solution to the current problem. Surrender? Press on? Circumstances have certainly changed from how Nicholas may have envisioned this fight to have gone.

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    Last edited by freeko; 29th August 2014, 21:01.

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      #17
      Re: Road to Redemption (Rathuris & Hentaispider)

      Nicholas eyed the two men on his sides of him a moment, thankful they were with in his good eyesight. Seeing the blade on the woman and the dagger hilt in her hand he figured she would be alright for the moment. Focusing on the other two men and giving them a small smile as she quickly thought out his next action. "Let's dance."

      Kicking his chair at the furthest man to distract him or trip him. He quickly followed up the chair and engaged the closest man. Slashing at him and hoping to disable him quickly. Quickly turning back to keep them at his sides no matter what.

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        #18
        Re: Road to Redemption (Rathuris & Hentaispider)

        Janet draws her dagger while backing away slowly, making a few feints with it to make the swordsman keep his distance.

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          #19
          Re: Road to Redemption (Rathuris & Hentaispider)

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          Nicholas even given the current situation and how it changed had decided to stick to the plan. Try to get some distance by kicking a chair toward the goon on the left, and attack the goon on the right trying to force him backward. This met with great success as the goon was completely caught off guard. The chair both knocked him down and was able to carry him with it as he was tangled in with the chair as it slid further away. Now for the more immediate problem of the goon on the right. Nicholas would also catch him by surprise it seems as he was in some kind of shock that his companion was sent flying so far. Nicholas was able to swipe at the goon almost undefended, though the goon was able to move himself away somewhat while the blade cut him right below the collarbone straight across his chest.

          Now the old man would have his say finally over the proceedings. He would reach into his pocket and reveal what looked like a badge. First holding it up so that everyone that was still in the tavern could see it, and then slamming it down into one of the chairs that was not flung away when the table had flipped. "I am your Sheriff, I command these two be taken in for questioning. I will not tolerate anything less, and they are no good to me dead. If anyone kills them, they will answer to me. Personally."

          With this a few of the people within the tavern actually respond by listening to the old man. Most everyone at this point has fled the scene aside from the drunks who are too hammered to even notice the fight over on the other side of the tavern. Though there are a few bits of rabble that might cause some inconvenience for the pair. Interesting thought though, why would the Sheriff of the town go and summon two thieves in secrecy?

          With this, Janet would have her turn. How would she respond to this turn of events. Clearly the Sheriff and his 3 constables intended to take Nicholas and her in for something as they were wanted alive. Would the right play be to just give up and stop fighting this battle? All these decisions would need to be made by Janet, one would think. Nicholas was rather visibly hurt, though he was able to return the favor to one of the goons. The numbers game would clearly catch up to them one would think.

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            #20
            Re: Road to Redemption (Rathuris & Hentaispider)

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            Janet would finally brandish her dagger, though from the looks of it she was only using it to try to keep the Constable clad in Red away from her as she started to back up further away from the melee Nicholas was involved in. Red would seemingly be moving to follow her, though his intentions were at this point unclear to Janet. He had only just started to react to Janet moving herself backward so it was unclear how he would respond to this. However as Janet was backing away cautiously enough she could start to feel that as she left the main melee area, it would be alot harder for her to move as she could be moving right into a waiting bystander that was simply watching the melee and how it would play out.

            However the other Constables were moving and it was fairly obvious that they were both intent on bringing Nicholas down. Constable Green actively tried to bring Nicholas to justice, by simply trying to grab him. This effort failed as did his follow up of trying to knock Nicholas down. The Blue clad constable really only had one option, that was get back up off the ground and then try to rejoin the attempt to bring Nicholas to justice. He was still a good distance away so would be little active threat, though it would be a matter of seconds before he was back ontop of Nicholas making that fight a 2 on 1 again.

            Now we will see Nicholas' reaction to this whole turn of events. Would giving himself up bring about a more reasonable fate than death? Could he continue the fight much longer given his current state? Would the addition of the other Blue clad constable change the dynamic of this skirmish once again?

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              #21
              Re: Road to Redemption (Rathuris & Hentaispider)

              Nicholas quickly ignored the fallen guard a moment before circling around to put the still standing guard between himself and the fallen one. Fienting as he moved to keep the guard off of him. His eyes glancing towards the old man and then to Janet to see what she was doing. Making sure the sheriff remained on one of his sides. Hoping the other thief would eventually help him.

              Once he was still once more he slashed down at the guards legs and quickly changing it into a stab aimed for the guards throat.

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                #22
                Re: Road to Redemption (Rathuris & Hentaispider)

                You seem like a nice guy, whoever you are. But it's not worth my skin to try to help you, sorry. Janet thinks with a hint of sadness. Betrayal always left a bad taste in her mouth, no matter who was doing it, even if this wasn't really a betrayal, as far as she was concerned - no deal had been made, no word had been given. Thus she quickly makes another feint before slashing her dagger at the red guard's sword-arm, trying to make him drop his weapon. If it worked, she'd kick the sword away, otherwise she'd turn and make a run for it, hoping not to get a blade in her back...

                Spoiler
                "RPG's aren't about problems, they're about having fun and watching your grimdark world devolve into Monty Python quotes."

                Just a little teaser: http://pastebin.com/vGndFrvY

                For truly it is written, RTFM.

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