Scene in slow motion
By the time Cookie reaches the metal swinging doors, slowed by the pull of his sword and the bandolier of grenades, they are already wide open into the hall, bolts rattling in the hinges. A few knives and pots and pans whistle past his head.
Taliat and Tabash are on his heels headed into the kitchen, struggling against the strong magnetic field that has gripped their heavy gear and armor. The kitchenware that narrowly missed the hunchback pummels Taliat and a meat cleaver, propelled at incredible velocity, rips through his space armor, slicing into his leg. The suit instantly re-seals, ejecting the dented bloody blade and sending it aloft. The cleaver, spinning end over end, ricochets off Tabash’s armor.
Max, Arto, and Jesamin pass the two stunned Shén at the kitchen doors, catching up to Cookie. Kitchen appliances have been pulled away from the walls, pipes have burst spraying water, and the air is filled with flying utensils and cookware. A small, flying laserwave oven nearly takes Max’s legs out from under him; fracturing his ankle and ripping a gaping hole in his skin suit which quickly self repairs.
Arto and Jesamin notice one of the Shén thugs, unconscious and being dragged under a refrigeration unit toward the hall. They manage to avoid the magnetized maelstrom and burst through the rear exit, just behind Cookie. Taliat and Tabash stumble out behind them and limping Max brings up the rear. The entire building seems to be vibrating behind them.
In the alley behind the Lodge, they are confronted by two more of Lénzur Akupánthur’s Shén, evidently left to watch the exit. They are holding wavium rifles but look pretty surprised by the chaos. There is no sign of Husz Chénu.
Meanwhile Sun has topped the stairs, sprinted down the much safer upstairs hallway, entered his room, retrieved his weapons and crashed through the window. He lands awkwardly and painfully on a deserted side street and notices rips in his skin suit slowly seal.
[Taliat and Max have both taken 4 hp damage from kitchenware and appliances, Sun suffers 3 hp damage from the fall...I don't seem to have an hp total for Sun...]