The Hammer

Opponent

Image TheHammer.jpg
Combat Name The cyborg
HP 39-44
Stats Perception: 0-10
Reflexes: 4?
Strength: 8+
Will: 2-5
Power Melee: 0
Ranged:
Fire:
Etheric:
Stealth:
Evasion: 0
Defense Melee: 0
Ranged: 2
Fire: 0
Etheric:
Stealth: 0
Traits Male, Human, Hooked Cyberlegs, Hammer Weapon
Rewards 4 XP
You found: See below
You learned a new Technique: Hammer Strike (1-4) (sometimes) (even if you lose without using a single technique)
You learned a new Technique: Brutality (sometimes)

Sources

From the special encounter Being Tracked

Technique Chain Power Dam Type Notes
Brutality 2 4 4-8 Melee (normal)
'' 4+4 8-12 Melee (unopposed)
Leap 2 6 6-? Evasion (M,R)
Lash Out 2 2 2-4 Melee (normal)
'' 2+3 5-9 Melee (as closer)
Parry 3 ≥22 Evasion (M)
Hammer Spin 3 2 2-4 Melee (normal)
'' 2+? ?-10-17-? Melee (unopposed)
Hammer Strike 4 8 8-16 Melee
Gas Grenade 4 4 4-? None (normal)
Gives 3 turns of Coughing Fit
'' Nothing (if air filter equipped)
Leaping Dodge 5 6 6-? Evasion (M,R,F)

On Losing

Upon being defeated by him a second or further time:

As you black out, you hear him sigh loudly. "Sorry, I gotta keep you down for a while. This is gonna suck."

And then, in the Happy Hour or VIP Room:
You're faintly aware of him hitting you repeatedly with a sledgehammer, then dumping you out the back door of the Happy Hour.

Or, on the Waterfront:
You're faintly aware of him hitting you repeatedly with a sledgehammer, then dumping you into the lake.

Or, in the Southside Park:
You're faintly aware of him hitting you repeatedly with a sledgehammer, then dropping you into a dumpster.

And then, second time:
You eventually come to, feeling terrible. You're not only surprised you survived, you're suprised you can experience this much pain.

Or, third+ time:
You eventually come to, feeling terrible. You're not only surprised you survived, you're surprised you can experience this much pain. You're sure it hurt this much last time, but the memory must have dulled with time. The new thing is way worse.

And then, for all of the above:
Gain 10 energy of Ruptured Organs

On Winning

On defeating him the first time:

You check him over for any sign of who might have sent him. Nothing. Even his commlink seems to be brand new, no numbers programmed into it or anything.

He's barely human anymore, just a wall of cyberware. Everything's integrated, even that damned hammer won't budge from his hand.

(And with electrical kit or salvaging tools equipped:)
You scoop up a handful of parts knocked loose during the fight and head on your way.

You found: 5 of signal analysis circuit, microcapacitor, circuit fragments, biomonitor circuit, frayed cable

On defeating him a second time:

Bleeding from multiple wounds, he collapses to the ground. He didn't stay down last time, so you doublecheck to make sure his pulse has faded.

Yeah, nothing, okay. You help yourself to one of his cybernetic enhancements that was ripped off during the fight.

You found: unshielded jumpjet

On defeating him a third time:

That last hit ripped a hole in the cybernetic plating over his right shoulder. Little arcs of electricity dance along the metal, filling the area with the smell of burning flesh.

His sledgehammer slips from his hand and he collapses to the ground.

Even if he gets up again, that cyberware damage will take days to repair. You should be in the clear.

You found: the Hammer's sledge

(or, with an electrical kit or salvaging tools equipped and he hasn't beaten you up more that once)

Even if he gets up again, it'll be hard to chase you without any legs. Suffice it to say, you should be in the clear.

You found: hooked cyberlegs

You found: the Hammer's sledge

Defeating the Hammer after he has given you Ruptured Organs and presumably come back after being defeated once already:

Apparently it takes a lot to keep him down too. You grab his hammer and repeat the procedure he demonstrated on you, breaking most of his bones and rupturing almost every internal organ.

That should keep him busy for a while.

This option will reward you with his hammer and stop the trail.

I got the (unshielded jumpjet) after the first fight with him, nothing the second, and I got the Hammer's sledge) after the third, I didnt encounter him after.
Well, _I_ got the sledge after my FIRST victory. Lost a couple of times, though… those seem to count(?!).

Notes

If you run out of moves, you get beaten up but don't gain any Ruptured Organs or any message.

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