Jade Phoenix seems to look right at each of you in turn. It’s downright creepy the way he stares, it’s almost like he can somehow see you despite the various forms of cover that each of you are making use of.
But he makes no hostile move of any kind; instead he turns his attention back towards the conversation going on between Hurang and the pair he arrived with. He does lean towards Green Dragon a few moments later though and whispers something to the other man that none of you can make out, which causes the other man to merely nod his head.
Meanwhile Black Lotus has continued questioning Hurang about how much profit he has generated with his various criminal ventures and the numbers are surprising considering he was just citing much interference from Calibur, then you learn that over half of what he makes is supposed to be sent back to the parent organization; in other words directly to Doctor Sin. As Hurang is making a point of pointing out exactly how much money he has managed to still generate for his master Green Dragon moves closer to Black Lotus and whispers something to her. Her expression doesn’t change one bit as her companion finishes having his say then moving away to rejoin their third member off side of her as Hurang finishes talking about money.
“Let me ask you this Hurang.” Black Lotus says with a cold tone to her voice. “Just how secure is this place?”
Hurang is visibly thrown by the question and as he tries to formulate an answer Black Lotus cuts him off. “You have followed all of the Master’s past rulings on such matter? You’ve trained your people in how to properly perform the Twin Rivers Defense? The Slumbering Giant? The Emperor’s Wandering Eye?”
“Yes, of course I have trained all of my guards in all of those styles of structure defense. Any of you can inspect the security of this safe house. I have total faith in my people as they all know the price of failure, to me as well as to our Master.”
“That is all well and good Hurang,” Black Lotus answers back, her tone still possessing that cold as ice tone to it. “but if what you say is true then why has Jade Phoenix detected the life forces of four people who are attempting to hide themselves in the higher parts of this structure?”
As Black Lotus speaks the words that reveals she, Green Dragon and Jade Phoenix are fully aware of your collective presence that Jade Phoenix lets out a warrior’s yell while putting his hands through a series of specific gestures that none of you recognize just before levelling a incredibly wide beam of energy that is aimed at above your heads and easily pulps the interior of the building and sends it crashing down upon you as well as many of Hurang’s men below you.
All of you realize that your only choice at this point is to try and ride the wave of debris down to the floor and hope that the gathering of criminals waiting at the bottom won’t be as ready for you as they think they are
OOC wrote:None of you managed to make the DCs that were set for either of those checks, and IC screwed Foreshadow on them too.
Now for the good news; all of you get HP for the complication of being discovered and a second HP for having the roof rained down upon you and being forced down to the bottom level where all the bad guys are.
So at this point let’s have some dice rolls;
First off make either a pair of Acrobatics Checks or a pair of Reflex Checks [DC 15 no matte which you use] to get clear of the falling debris and not breaking your neck on landing a story below your current position.
If you fail the first DC you’ll have to make a Toughness DC 20.
If you fail the second DC you’ll have to make a Toughness DC 25.
After all that it’ll be time for the Initiative Rolls.