The crackle of arcane energies over Dementias body intensifies as Sebastians Ebon grip tightens and threatens to crush her only her mystic shield protecting her from the worst of the crushing grasp.
But the shield doesn't save her when Portia uses a special technique that was particularly good against mages and savants. The twin fingered strikes lash out several times hitting pressure points and the chi channeled into her fingers lets her bypass the arcane shield protecting her.
Dementias muffled scream is felt by Sebastian and the others via her telepathic powers as Dementia reels and Sebastian feels her psychic assault on his mind waver as the fel tide retreats from his mental fortress.
As she slumps in clear pain the Oaf claps happily "Yay! Portia poke crazy lady good!"
Before Portia standing over Dementia and Sebastian maintaining the crushing grip on her can finish off the helpless Witch both are sent scrambling back as a small series of pellets land between them and Dementia and explode into a brilliant flash of light. Portia is forced to dance backwards as a series of rapid fire blasts of electricity pepper the ground around her like a vicious rain.
Meanwhile Dementia uses a last gasp of Mystic power to disrupt the shadow binding and unleashes an explosion that sends her and Sebastian in opposite directions where She bounces along the ground while Sebastian is caught by Oaf who moves quickly for his size to save his friend from an unpleasant impact with a metal crate.
As the bright light clears Portia and Dusk feel a chill of recognition down there spines as they see the new comer. A woman with long lower back length red hair and a black jumpsuit with a distinctive red hourglass symbol on it. One of Lord Recluses most trusted assassins and spies.
Natasha Romanov the Black Widow.
"I think that's enough for one evening don't you?" she asks calmly from her perch on a railing overhead. "Dementia were leaving now."
"NO DAMMIT !!"
Dementia snarls viciously "Not until I have the Shadowmans head!!"
The Widow sighs then snaps her fingers which has the effect of causing several portals to open around the area the group soon finds itself surrounded by more then wo score armed agents, as well as four more metahumans two females, and two males one of which actually towers over Oafs head by at least a foot. All armed and spoiling for a fight.
"Lord Recluse has ordered you back now." she explains as calmly as before though now a hint of ice enters her voice "The Ritual requires you present."
Dementia glares hard at her for a few long moments but ultimately it is the Witch who backs down with a haughty snort as she gathers herself up.
"Fine, after you."
she says all sweetness and honey which causes The Widow to roll her eyes before she looks back at Portia and Dusk and gives both a respectful nod of pure professionalism.
In moments the rest of the Arachnos force is retreating through the portals the way they came only Dementia pauses for a moment as she gets a wicked gleam in her eyes. She turns blows a kiss at Sebastian and says "Something to remember me with Darling."
She then snarls an arcane word that literally curls the air between her and her target. Sebastian raises a solid mystic defense but only realizes too late that he wasn't the target.
The curse strikes its intended target and Oaf stiffens. His eyes wide he turns and looks at his teammates with an almost childish helplessness. He manages to whisper a final word that only Sebastian is close enough to hear, before the light simply goes out of his eyes and the gentle giant collapses to the floor.
Dementia disappears through the portal her mocking laughter floating in the air behind her as the last of the Arachnos contingent disappears.
Soon only the Rogues are present with the unconscious Overrun team, and the full compliment of stolen gold, and a friend now seemingly gone.
yep both hit obviously due to her restrained status
her fort save _: 1D20+ 6 = +6 = 11
and her toughess save _: 1D20+12 = +12 = 18
Ok so both fail leaving her staggered and Bruised x1 and that's enough for me you guys win the encounter
Everyone receives a hero point that's carries over into the next adventure and 3pp to spend well earned for putting up with my long delays
the lady in question if you haven't guessed