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Terror on the 81st Floor - Turn 3.4 - Aftermath


Combat
Physical
Energy
Other
Flash
Charges Remaining
DEX/EGO
SPD
PD
rPD
ED
rED
Mental
Power
Sight
Sound
???
Green Knight
20
5
19*
9
19*
7
0
8
0
0
+3 DEF w/Str of the Bear
Indigo Baron
17
4
15
9
15
9
7
0
0
0
Violet Duchess
13/23
4
15
12
13*
8
15
0
0
0
+15 rED in MP
White Lady
18
5
20
16
23
16
8
0
0
0
Iron Duke
20
4
21*
11*
21*
11*
7
0
0
0
+4 w/FF Boost

REC
BODY
STUN
END
Other
Full
Current
Full
Current
Full
Current
Green Knight
14
12*
12
48*
48
70
70
+2 w/Str of the Bear
Indigo Baron
11
16
16
57
57
46
46
Violet Duchess
8
11
11
30
30
26
26
END Res: 85/85, Rec 12
White Lady
6
10
10
25
25
30
30
END Res: 240/240, Rec 5
Iron Duke
9
10
10
31
31
60
60



WHITE LADY: Once the situation was under control, the White Lady went to check on how the hostages fared in the first bathroom she had entered. The one where she had left before creating an ice wall to protect them. She hoped that distance from the blast had offered some protection but feared the worst...

GM: White Lady finds that her icy barriers saved the hostages. Some of them were a bit stunned by the blast, but no one was injured.

GREEN KNIGHT: After the situation has calmed down and the Legion is able to disengage and meet up at a secret safe house, Green Knight speaks up. "There are a few things that concerned me about this battle that we can discuss as sort of a lessons learned for future operations.

GREEN KNIGHT: "First, after rescuing the hostages, we should have left someone in the room with them until SWAT arrived. I was very guilty of this and it occurred to me after I left that there was nothing preventing another terrorist from wandering in and killing the hostages. I should have remained to free the hostages and escort them to safety or, at a minimum, wait for SWAT to arrive and secure the room."

IRON DUKE: "You raise an excellent point, though I don't think we screwed up the mission too badly in that regard. We certainly used speed and surprise to our advantage today, and from the terrorist's standpoint things went from Total Control to Total Failure in a little over a minute. We left almost no time for them to recover, assess threats, or re-take secured areas. Still, we did get a little lucky today, and better coordination with municipal agencies should be a priority. Its something we discuss at future briefings -- before we engage an adversary -- especially if we won't be taking a blitzkrieg approach.

WHITE LADY: "Don't be too hard on yourself Green Night. While it would have been great to be able to spend the time secure each group of hostages before moving to the next." White Lady recalls those in the first bathroom as she says this. "There were too many groups of hostages for us to do that. If we hadn' t continued moving as soon as each group was safe for the moment, I expect we would not have gotten to them all before the bombs started going off."

GREEN KNIGHT: "The two of you are probably right. In the future, however, we should make sure it is a conscious decision."

VIOLET DUCHESS: "Sure, I can agree with that. It might have been prudent to try and use more stealth in my case to scout things out but I think it worked out well putting speed first."



GREEN KNIGHT: "Second, when I busted into the room, the homicide bomber triggered his vest and then seemed shocked that it didn't go off right away. We all know that this is unusual. That tells me that whoever provided the bombs had different objectives than the terrorists. Any thoughts on this?"

IRON DUKE: "Only speculation. It might be that the bomb is an insider working to oppose this terrorist organization. If whoever made these bomb vests thought they were to see typical use in public places, putting a delay circuit on the trigger would allow bystanders to flee while a puzzled bomber, now that his purpose is revealed, checks and rechecks his weapon. It's just a guess, but I'm thinking that if these had been used in marketplaces or on street corners, you'd see casualties far below what's typical. But the bomb maker, who may be doing this against his will, can still point to a detonation and claim he's doing his job. Anybody else got anything?"

VIOLET DUCHESS: "It is a curious observation and it might require more investigation. I could try to learn more from the surviving terrorists. However, your speculation makes sense."

WHITE LADY: "Speaking of bombs, what was the leader waiting for to bring down the building? He had to know that his side was loosing."

GM: It is sometime later that you learn that the bomb was powerful but would not have brought down the building. If the leader had managed to trigger it while you were fighting him, it would quite probably have been fatal to some of you, at least for those closest to the bomb. It would have caused extensive damage to the walls, floor and ceiling in that part of the building but would not have destroyed the building.



GREEN KNIGHT: "Third, who is Black Eagle and what is his relationship to all this? Can anyone figure out what his role might have been?"

IRON DUKE: "I really don't understand Black Eagle. He fired on hostages and police alike, but could have done a lot of damage before I arrived on-scene and chose not to. Right now I have to count him as one of the bad guys, but one of the terrorists? I don't know. It isn't clear to me that his involvement in this hostage crisis was anything more than opportunistic."

WHITE LADY: "Maybe that Black Eagle may have been the supplier of the munitions. If so, he was using the terrorists as a test to assess us rather than further the terrorists goals. Even the shots at the police and hostages might just have been a test to see how fast we could respond."

VIOLET DUCHESS: "This could make sense if he was using the terrorists except why would he fire on the building at all?"


GREEN KNIGHT: "Any finally, I think one of us should consider taking a leadership role during these operations. This should be someone who can keep up with the radio chatter and make suggestions on what our actions should be. We were separated much of the time in this operation and that kind of coordination could of helped. Is anyone interested? I don't see me as the right type so I won't volunteer."

IRON DUKE: "I actually liked the way we worked out leader/follower roles on the fly. I think we need the flexibility that offers, and so far we've coordinated objectives and abilities quite well. Furthermore, we should all be paying attention to the radio -- it's part of the job."

VIOLET DUCHESS: "I think it would be beneficial to the group. I do not think I fit that role personally. White Lady, you may be the best candidate."

WHITE LADY: White Lady's management training comes into play. "The problem with having a designated leader is that we were all busy with our own tasks. A leader for a team like ours should be someone nearby on the radio, but not otherwise engaged. That way they could spend their full concentration at keeping track of the entire situation and who's doing what. And who's available and best able to deal with new threats."

WHITE LADY: "I agree with Iron Duke, I think we did do pretty well. But either way, some tactical training could only help." She was sure that the Legion would offer such training. All she had to do was fit it into her already busy schedule...

WHITE LADY (OOC): While not disagreeing with Iron Duke, White Lady is a leader type, she just just doesn't have the training to lead in combat. So she'll see about getting that training. And she try to keep track of everyone else during the next encounter...

GREEN KNIGHT: "I'm fine either way on this and maybe leader is too strong of a word. Maybe just someone whose mind is sharper than mine listening to the radio chatter enough to understand everything going on and then offering suggestions."

INDIGO BARON: “I think that the leadership thing will work itself out – we each have different areas of expertise, and each of us is mature enough to yield to the directions of another who’s got a better line on things. One thing that we might look into is forming teams of two or three so that we don’t have a situation where someone who’s vulnerable to ‘normal’ weapons is left off by themselves.”

INDIGO BARON: “Another thing to consider is what actions will we take when someone goes down. For example, I was doing fine until I got hit with a lucky combo of gunfire and grenade; once down, I’m very, very vulnerable, as are several of us. I’m glad that y’all were able to come in behind me and take care of the terrorists, I hate to think what would have happened if I’d been alone.”
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