MCM London Expo, ExCeL...
Griffin had just wrecked Doc Otaku's Angel Androids to keep them from taking the Bumblebee Camaro, and the Golders Green Guardians had arrived.Griffin does a DC 15 Tactics roll and gets 19. He's got a good idea on how to take Otaku down quickly without killing him. Spindle is in her True Drider Form, Golem's Amulet is active and Red Mage has Mind Over Matter (Close) active.
He said "Otaku loves the Angel Androids like they were human. He's certainly going to try and get them back. I've got a plan. Spindle, you get some web in his eye. Doctor, you and Sakura will need to blast him. Golem, Red Mage and I will then close in on him. We need him alive,
A minute later, Otaku finally arrived. As he approached the car, Griffin said "The girls have been scrapped and I've got the Golders Green Guardians here with me, Otaku. Surrender now or you'll regret it."
Otaku fumed "<You humiliated me, destroyed my girls in front of the entire Expo and now you expect me to surrender?!
"<Oh yes! You will be arrested here or in the hospital. Choose now.
Otaku was frantically tapping a button on his outfit. "<Damn, my Mecha-transform circuit's shorted! But I can't let the girls down!>"
"He won't surrender! Floor him!
Otaku barely knew what hit him.Roll Initiative! Dr. Green gets 25, Griffin get 22, Spindle gets 20, The Golem gets 17, Sakura Fubuki gets 17, Red Mage gets 13 and Otaku gets 5. Everyone gets a HP for entering combat. Dr. Green and Sakura get a HP each for their Responsibility complications (Green's thinking 'That spoiled **** can't be allowed to get away with his self-indulgent abuse of technology!' and Sakura was thinking 'How dare he give the Japanese a bad name!'). Otaku gets a HP for a Power Loss. All combatants are going non-lethal.
Dr. Green quick-draws the Ecto-Lance on Otaku, getting 24. Otaku gets 18 and is hit and Dazed! Griffin delays until after Spindle's turn. Spindle tries to get Web in Otaku's Eyes, getting 19 and missing. Griffin attacks with the Armour-Piercing Strike and gets 21. Otaku gets 21 and is hit. Golem does a minor All-out Power Attack and gets 21. Otaku gets a Natural 1, spends a HP, gets 25 and is hit. Sakura blasts Otaku and gets a Natural 20, crit scored! She raises the DC by +5. Otaku gets 10 to resist, so he spends a HP and gets 22, so he's hit and Dazed. Red Mage sets the Trigger for his Strike to "When Otaku is successfully hit", Strikes at Otaku, getting 27, crit scored! He raises the DC by +5. Otaku gets 13, he spends a HP, getting 21 and is hit. This activates the Trigger, allowing Red Mage to Strike again, getting 23. Otaku gets 1 from his injuries, spends a HP, gets a Natural 1 and is Incapacitated. Fight's Over!
Otaku: 0 HP, 6 Injuries, Dazed, Incapacitated.
After Otaku fell, he said "<Damn you all! Damn you!>"
Sakura grabbed him by the collar and said "<How dare
you give the Japanese a bad name! As Amaterasu-sama is my witness, I should kill you right now!>"
Griffin said "<Calm down, Sakura!
He hasn't done anything worthy of death yet.> Someone call the Ministry, we've got Doc Otaku over here!
A voice said "We're already here, Griffin!"
Griffin turned around and saw a familiar-sounding woman with 5 armed officers behind her. He asked "And you are?"
The woman flashed her ID saying "Officer Benbow,
Ministry of Powers."Griffin rolls an Intellect check and gets a Natural 20! He recognises her at once.
Griffin sheathed his sword and said "Wait a minute, that voice! You're the one who asked me whether I actually believed in the supernatural!"
"Yes, I did. From what I saw of you in action, you look like you could be of use to us." Benbow then used her telepathy to tell Griffin "If I wasn't psychic, I wouldn't have believed your story. Or the fact that you meant every word of what you said."Benbow did a Mind Reading check against Griffin during the Q&A. She got a Natural 20, and he got 17. She got two degrees of success. She could tell that he wasn't lying about what he said at the Q&A. The question she asked for getting two degrees was "Is there really life after death?" The answer was "Yes, beyond any possible doubt!" When she saw the fight with FighterBot and Ako, she got a Natural 20 in an Assessment check, while Griffin got 16. She knows that he can dodge attacks as well as she could, he's a lot tougher than the average person and that sword makes him deadly in close combat (Benbow knows that Griffin's Close Combat: Swords is 10).
"I'm sorry if I sounded a bit rude when you revealed yourself, officer. I won't mind trading intel with you, but you should know two things."
"One, I prefer to do things my way, but I don't mind using someone else's plan if they have more experience with that particular situation."
"I wouldn't dream of interfering with you without good cause. Besides, I don't want to disrespect your... patron, whoever they might be."
"Smart move. The second thing I need to tell you is that in the event of you and my Lady giving me conflicting instructions, I will follow hers. The debt I owe her is too great for me to risk playing it any other way. If you ask me, it's most likely going to crop up due to an innocent being endangered."
"How could a debt be that great?"
"Do I have to spell it out loud, officer?! My Lady empowered me and then brought me back to life!
Either one of those alone
would leave someone greatly indebted to whoever did it!"
"I understand." Benbow then reached into her handbag and handed Griffin her card, saying "Call me if you need to talk."
"Thanks, officer. I'm going to need a drink after this. Can I go now?"
"The only violence I saw you and the Guardians commit was non-lethal, out of self-defence and to prevent a crime, so you're not in trouble. I might ask you to come to a station for a statement, though."
"Thank you, officer. Plumstead Police Station's the closest to my house, and I know that it's a relatively large and well-equipped station. See you later."