Carrying on with the fight, Xeth wins initiative for the first time. And he's decided not to play nice. He makes his attack on Ti a bit of a doozy- he taps Power Attack to get extra dice and Assault to give him re-rolls on failed dice. Ti can at least be glad that she's fighting it with a D&W tap, cutting Xeth down to 6 dice.
He rolls three 5s and three failures... then re-rolls the failures to show three 6s. This means that he hits Tilulla for 11 damage... or would if she wasn't working with 5 points of Armor from her tap too. She takes 6 damage only.
Tapping Power Attack against Tilulla means she takes Knockback and loses her action for the turn. Still, good defensive play by the newcomer.
The man lifts his head as you enter the room, Vera. He has a hardened face and cold eyes- the look of a killer. He has the scars to show it, too; a nasty cut across one cheek, an old wound. There is another wound on his face, this one fresher- a blaster burn.
"Horus Navir," the man introduces himself. "Gralus told me you were being brought in."
"Our friend here has gotten himself into some trouble that we think you can help him out of," Gralus explains.
4 for Tilulla and 5 for Xeth, meaning the bug takes it. He hits with three successes for 6 damage on Tilulla, less now that he is no longer running Power Attack. However, he then taps Whirling Strike! After Xeth lands a few blows, he suddenly flips back and away from Tilulla before she can land her attack.
Tilulla will have to spend her action moving in instead of attacking, but her schticks go untapped.
Xeth is not so keen to wait as Tilulla. When he sees that his opponent might be hesitating, he takes the opportunity to toss his electro-staff aside and use Pull to tug his sonic blaster to him from the weapons rack.
"Not every opponent will be so honorable as a Jedi Knight," Xeth says as his sonic blaster whines as the charge builds. "Allow me to demonstrate."
Swap Whirling Strike out for Close Quarters Gunman.
(Also, fun little tip... you'd actually be at an advantage right now because Xeth has so much stuff tapped out. Just something to consider. Especially because I'm pulling a cheap shot move, which takes my turn, so I can't fight back.)
THIS IS WHAT WE'VE WAITED FOR
THIS IS IT, BOYS, THIS IS WAR!
"How can I be of service, Horus?" she asks, seating herself opposite him. She looks very small in the chair designed for the humans of Taloraan. "It must be something dire for you to have sustained a burn like the one on your face."
I will give Digi a chance to respond to Xeth's sudden change of tactics.
"It is," Horus says gravely. "I'm a wanted man, Master Jedi. Marked by the very people who employed me. I come to you hoping that I can be protected, and I do not do so lightly. I'm a trained soldier, I should not need protecting."
Well thanks. I was aware that I'm at an advantage currently, and planned on using it. But I'm so far down that it may not matter. But my early game tactics would have changed with what I know now, so I hope it means I'm learning. Either that, or I just have different mistakes to look forward to.
Un momento while I figure out what's going on. I'll talk to Rexx in an hour or so.
Tilulla gets Initiative and goes after Xeth! She makes use of a Feint tap; however, I am ruling that Focused Blow goes untapped, as it has no added effect against Xeth, who has no Armor or Parry rating. She rolls seven dice and gets Xeth for 7 damage.
Xeth opens fire! He has a dice pool of eleven for this and hits Tilulla with six success for 9 damage.