HP: 2 Luck: 4/5 (others only)* Condition: Keeping up a confident appearance
Yeah, that attack was before Tessa's turn, so Inspire is still in effect for defending against it and any reactions that key off of that.
Hoping that the catgirl turned into a cat on purpose no matter how many laws of physics that broke, Tessa tried to size up the 'man' that was giving Orko and Donnie so much trouble.
Assessment of Jafar; free action, Insight +13
She was going to make a gamble. Those three may have spied on some -- or even all -- of her experience inside that mirror, though she doubted it if simply because there were only three of them and seven heroes hand been trapped. But to anyone who didn't know her, she'd look like a cute teenage girl playing dress-up in a sailor's uniform.
The more talkative of the men wore clothes that suggested pre-Islamic Arabia, which in turn suggested he would have a low opinion of any woman's competence, especially if she lacked Tomato's obvious physical strength and did not give the slightest hint of this so-called 'magic'. Perhaps he could be distracted. Though after giving a rousing speech just before, he probably would not believe anything that suggested she was giving up.
"Putting so much power in something this small is complicated."
Tessa said, trying to suggest she was talking to herself as she fumbled with her pistol. And while that statement was true, it was also true that the complexity of the internals of her weapon didn't mean firing it was complex at all. Or that she didn't understand the physics that made it work; she'd built it herself, after all. "And so many settings. Which is the right one?"
She half-stumbled on purpose, not accidentally.
"Oh, this one."
She said, and fired. The bolt of energy went wide, but perhaps that would be more convincing.
* As currently constructed, it looks like she can use her Luck on herself, but that was not my intention, and is one of several reasons why after this combat I'm going to propose a stack of mostly minor changes to Tessa to clean up some things I've noticed in play.