The end of an era

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The end of an era

Post by DeuxBlackthorn » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:31 am

[18:24] Lady Nightmare sighs and nods to Alicia "Fine, but stay on rear guard for now and don't get in over your head unless there's an emergency" then she clears her throat loudly to get everyone's attention "Thank you all for coming. As most of you should be aware by now, we've been dealing with a bit of lingering Singularity presence on this world. The success of our last mission has allowed us to discover the location of their primary production facility... the heart of their remaining forces. I'm not gonna sugar-coat it... this place is a fortress, and there's a lot of ground presence even from what we can see. You're going to be the lead strike team, going in hot to clear the way for a full military intervention. We don't know what all is there beyond a LOT of Singularity drones, but something is drawing more power than this whole city, so be ready for anything"
[18:25] Solene approach, remaining silent.
[18:25] Jaimie looked to her forarm before clenching her fist a large blade sliding out of its slot. She looked it over before tapping it with her free finger before unclenching her fist. the blade sliding right back in. It has been a while since she fought anything, millions of years actually, she knew she wouldnt be out of practice but this is a whole new set of rules she is dealing with, it was rather..exciting. Shed begin to record eveything she saw and heard, if she survives shed definitely will look it over. Shed look to lady nightmare as she spoke, crossing her arms.
[18:25] Zephyr leans over to Mikoto. "Regret turning the Sabre into a coffee table yet?"
[18:26] Raigeki is is going over thing on her padd while listening to Hope " Saber wouldn't survive the drop. AA would shred it. "
[18:28] Zephyr hmphs. "You should have seen its last fight. The heavy plasma shields were practically unstoppable. I'd finally perfected the interface where I could drive her like an extension of my body..." She shakes her head and trails off. "Ah well, it's in the past now anyways....we'll just have to wait for the sequel, neh?"
[18:28] Nameless was nearly there! As she spoke her voice got louder, amplified from the whisper to make it sound like she was speaking regularly, the tone was different though, "I'm getting paid for this right?" The tickling sensation vanished as her black eyes turned a greenish color, indicating she was ready for a maximum effort fight!
[18:29] Flare: "Do we have any ideas on the number of forces we're facing?
[18:30] Spyder-Bitch listened to Lady N's words closely, noting that Alica was to be protected. She eyed Raigeki, then looked back to N, remembering not to make the same mistake she did with Sigrid. She looked to Nameless a bit, smirking as she remembered the deal the two of them made for after the mission. She looked to Flare and simply said, "A lot We imagine."
[18:31] Tunguskaa listened attentively, ears perked forward as she fiddled with her pockets. A bullpup assault rifle of indeterminate make was slung over her shoulder, but she seemed to be interested in pulling something else along the way. She just couldn't seem to figure out -what-. She spoke up. 'I'm unfamiliar with "Singularity". Can I get a bit more background on this organization?'
[18:32] Sparks rolls her head on her neck cracking it a few times "I'mma stay back a bit and provide long range and recon support this time boss.." she sidelines to Raikegi businesslike
[18:32] Umbra slowly circles around the outside of the group, still staying on its edge but within earshot of Lady N. "Why is it always fucking robots?" she mutters under her breath as she searches the crowd from this new angle, sighing at the lack of familiar faces except for ones she'd rather not recognize.
[18:32] Raigeki: Highly advanced AI with signifigant adaptation abilities. The singularity was responsible for the destruction of nearly all of our homeworlds and the universes they existed in "
[18:32] Zephyr: And you can expect a shitload of enemies.
[18:32] Zephyr: Somewhere between a shitload and a fuckton.
[18:37] Nameless growled, it sounded like thunder in the distance, this group called Singularity was the reason she was the last of her kind, she literally vibrated with rage! The air around her seemed to turn darker as her face contorted slightly, showing her alien nature as sharp teeth and a wicked tooth filled grin took over her features... They would all die a horrible death if they were in fact alive, nothing was going to stop her from her revenge either! She hoped there were fleshy bits among the robots, so she could revel in their suffering...
[18:40] Lady Nightmare continues her briefing as the Vanguard shuttle touches down in the far corner of the plaza and the pilot does a quick systems check "You're all going to be loading up on the transport for a high-altitude flight to the facility. It's located in a valley, and heavily protected by turret emplacements, so you're going to be dropping in from the upper atmosphere with no chutes. I've prepared two devices to enable this... a cloaking field generator and an inertial dampener... they'll allow you to land safely without drawing the attention of the defenses, but they won't last long past the landing so you'll have to move fast. Enemies will be plentiful, and you have three targets to hit. First you need to take out their surface power supply, which is where you'll be dropped, to enable your military support. Second, you need to breach the core facility. And third, you need to find and disable the commander. And yes, there will be hazardous mission pay from the city defense budget for those unaffiliated with the
[18:40] Lady Nightmare: corps"
[18:42] Jaimie looked to Raigeki as she explained what the singularity was before looking to lady nightmare. It sounded too similar to what she herself was, she wondered if ladynightmare knew that. Still she kept quiet but it was quit shocking to hear about, still she had not heard of such a thing, perhaps it was weaker or much stronger than her when it came to something like that, she didnt know, but she was eager to find out. "What do you mean by..An A.I with significant adaptation abilities? Does it adapt to trauma or does it adapt to situations? or all of the above? Something like me or greater?"
[18:42] Cherry: looks around smiling. She felt like she could be of help and was ready to assist the city she called home. Alicia smiled as she stripped naked from her hospital gown and then got into her regular clothes for fighting."Let's kick some ass." She growled
[18:44] Solene continue to verify her weapon, sniffing.
[18:45] Raigeki runs a quick check on her suit and looks to the PAE forces there " Stay close to me. For those of you who have never performed a HALO drop I'll use my powers to keep you close to me and on target. " She looks to the red being " so far I've never seen them adapt on the fly but they are still dangerous. " When all her checks came in she nods " Allright. Ready to go. "
[18:46] Zephyr nods. "I'll sync with your locater, Miss.
[18:47] Zephyr looks back at Solene, her expression going blank for a moment. "Ah, Sol. Good to see you're coming along too." She turns away. "Do try not to do anything stupid."
[18:50] Galaxia looks over the assembled team taking a count. Looking to mikoto "I can help with those unable to jump as well"
[18:52] Spyder-Bitch listens to the briefing, and the part about no chutes. She was glad that she had gained some wings, as she never liked relying on tech to do things. She watched as Alicia would get naked, and would smirk at her. She'd frown slightly as she put on her regular clothes, saying in her direction, "Tease." She heard Galaxia volunteer to help take people down, and figured she could follow in suit, "We can help glide people down too." A gesture that may seem rather odd to most, as few had seen her with her newly gained wings.
[18:53] Sparks glances at Solene a moment, tapping on a padd, slaving her Iridium to follow the dropship she would be in, she mutters to herself "...need more weapons.." checking the charge in her suit next as she listens with an ear to the briefing "are we splitting into teams then or rolling from objective to objective?" she raises her voice to ask
[18:55] Nameless was ready, barely able t hear what was going on as she just wanted to tear things apart...
[18:57] Flare: "What altitude will we be jumping from?" She wasn't worried about the cold, but even though she can fly, thin oxygen content would be an issue.
[18:57] Umbra looks over the group and laughs at the idea of them jumping into a warzone like a bunch of commandos. She strips off her cape and opens a portal, shoving her cape through it, since the name of the game seems to be "low profile," at least for the insertion. She raises her hand. "Hey, for those of us who never fought Singularity before, what defenses does it have against magic-based metas?"
[18:58] Tunguskaa paused. 'A HALO jump? Without a chute?' That sounded fun. 'Might be a little aggressive for anyone who's not done a high jump before.'
[18:58] Zephyr goes through system checks, spinning the barrels of her shoulder mounted miniguns and rolling her neck.
[19:01] AremusFireheart: Why was the Leopard here? The Leopard, the costumed criminal that occasionally showed up on the evening news when some poor place was being held up or a superhuman brawl broke out. Well. Because this was his city too. AND as much as he hated half the people here now, the survival of the city as a whole took precedent. Plus. It sounded like a good way to crack some skulls. So the one man super hero insurance just walked on the scene. Metal battle armor covering head to toe, rather massive bulking figure somewhat cracking his neck. Agh. Damnit. Forget hating half of these people he rarely recongized most of them. Besides the biggest names. "So whose skull are we stomping on into brain mush?" He asked from the back. Rude. Alfonz if you wanted to know that you'd be here on time!
[19:01] AremusFireheart: "Follow up we getting any compensation for this gig?"
[19:03] Lady Nightmare smiles to Sparks "Rolling, getting that generator down has to be done fast, and the commander is probably in the main facility" then glances to Umbra "The drones are heavily armed and armored, but generally don't have specific anti-magic defenses" then smiling to Flare "Only about a mile and a half up... air will be usable but thin, but you won't be up there for long anyways" returning a wave from the pilot "Transport is ready to depart, so unless there are further questions, hop on board" moving to Mikoto and handing her two small devices "Activate this one as soon as you jump to cloak everyone, then this one about 10 seconds before the first person hits the ground" glancing to the new arrival "Meta-exterminating robots, and yes"
[19:04] Solene roll her eyes at Zephyr sentence. She look at Sparks, and look back at her gun, with a sigh.
[19:05] Jaimie looked over to Mikoto then nods. Didnt answer her question fully however it was noteworthy for sure. Shed then look to lady nightmare. Upon not getting a response shed simply remain silent and go off with the information she had, even though there was very little of it, she is very adaptable though shed prefer to know ahead of time what exactly she was getting into, still she wasnt worried, given the mini scans she did of some of the people here and through reputation of the others she figured a high probability of success.
[19:09] Raigeki: " All right folks. Lets get some payback. Remember. This is the being that destroyed everyone you knew and loved before arriving in CC. We are going to tear this monster a new one. If there was ever a time to not hold back, This is it. This one is for all of the billions of people and worlds left dead in her wake. " She then starts walking for the dropship like a woman on a mission.
[19:15] Cherry: looks at Mikoto, hearing her words, her fingertips icing over. Alicia cracked her knuckles and looked at Lady N, then everyone else."Let's kick their ass!" Before looking at Spyder."I heard that and will prove you wrong later." The two enter the shuttles Cherry following Mikoto, Alicia Following Lady N.
[19:15] Galaxia flies to the ship hovering over it keeping watch of all those boarding
[19:16] Spyder-Bitch giggled a bit, looking to the Leopard, "We're going to take our hazard pay with a side of cuddles." She'd go to give Galaxia's ass a pinch right before she flew over to the ship. She would head over herself, keeping in mind the comment of not holding back that Raigeki made. She may just let herself become unleashed during this fight.
[19:16] Sparks looks at Mikoto for a long beat then types new commands, the Iridium breaking off and melting into the night to return to port on autopilot, she listens and nods at the answer, flexing a hand slowly her ears folded back a little now without the Iridium on standby "I could probably handle the jump, but it'd deplete power I'd ratehr save for the fight, so that works.." then blinks as Raikegi strolls off "um...?" glancing at Lady N to see if there was more briefing before she follows.
[19:17] Nameless waits for everyone to board and levitates inside, she had her own plan, "We get paid..." She comments at Leopard, she didn't know who he was, but she was sure he would make a great projectile if she needed one! She was the definition of Loose Cannon, those that knew her when she was insane should be worried slightly, her face returned to normal on the dropship, though her face still looked pretty angry despite trying to hide it.... Going all out wouldn't be a problem, she was all for destruction!
[19:18] Flare: touches her stomach and silently speaks to Rita, her symbiote. She giggles at her reply as she walks toward the menacing transport
[19:19] Umbra sighs heavily and moves out of the way of the ship's ramp, chewing on her lip slightly as she watches the group board, debating whether she should actually join them, then shrugs and climbs aboard with a pensive expression.
[19:20] Tunguskaa followed, a wry grin on her face. "HALO drop\ stopped by an inertial dampener" wasn't on her list of "ways to make landfall", but that could be quite fun.
[19:20] Zephyr hits the charge on her pulse repeater. "All systems go. Time to get to work. PAESec! Stay on me or Miss Mikoto and don't stray apart! Sync your systems and sound off!" She turns and follows Mikoto, tilting her head at her but not saying anything yet as they approached the ship.
[19:21] AremusFireheart: The Leopard gave Lady Nightmare the proverbial ‘thumbs up’ in response. Walking into the dropship right after. Spyder-Bitch comment didn’t really seem to phase him that much. “That’s nice.” Was all he was willing to throw at her. Strapping himself in.
[19:25] Lady Nightmare gives Jaimie a slight shake of her head in response to the extra part of her question, then watches everyone board the jet, giving the pilot the all-clear once you're all in place, shuttle lifting up from the plaza and rocketing off into the wilderness while she moves to her command position. The flight only takes about 5 minutes this time at the insane speeds her shuttle reaches, and soon the rush of wind lets off as the pilot comes to a hover, a sprawling industrial complex visible below, nestled into a steep mountain valley. The jump door opens up as the pilot calls back 'The largest building is where the generator is, and then the second target is the one set into the side of the mountain. Good luck down there'
[19:26] Jaimie given there was nothing else to add or take away from the briefing would turn to make her way to the ship. As she walked shed look to the others as she spoke. "Good luck everyone, lets all come back in one piece." Shed chuckle as she stepped onto the transport. Shed magnetically lock her feet to the floor as she held on to the railings allowing any organics to take a seat as she waited in silence during the flight.
[19:29] Raigeki: " me was watching and nodded when they were above the target. " Lets go say hello. And with that she did a swan dive out the side door arms pressed to her sides, streaking to the ground like a bullet. In fact. It almost seemed like she used her powers to slingshot off the dropship to get to the ground even faster
[19:31] Cherry: begins running a quick diagnostic of her systems. She was read for whatever came her way. Who she was no longer controlled who she was. looking up just in time to see Mikoto jump."Indeed, I too have words to say to them... I am, hungry." before she steps out behind Mikoto her power of flight handling any issues she might have with the drop."Alicia looked at Lady N."You want me in the back.. I'll hang back."
[19:33] Cherry: Alicia looks at Leopard."DO I know you?" Not remembering when she flipped out a couple weeks ago
[19:35] Galaxia flies alongside the ship to the drop point
[19:37] Spyder-Bitch would sit next to Alica on the trip over, making sure to keep an eye on her for Lady N. She would fake check her nails as they flew to their destination, "Are we there yet? Sorry, someone had to ask."
[19:37] Sparks moves up after her boss to lean up into the pilot's compartment, taking the copilot seat if she can or if not at least connecting to instrumentation so she can gather some basic data, even just a visual overhead map from the flight, some tac information was better than none.. she also used the tight quarters to spread around comm interfaces, giving everyone a connection in and if they can receive data, a heads up with map data as they entered the zone, though it would not display live data, only what she could see or detect in her suit at a limited range. She unhooks and tilts head at Raigeki's enthusiasm. Simply stepping off the ledge melting into the night air as she engages the cloak dropping silently after, adjusting her fall to take a rear covered position in the inevitable formation
[19:37] Zephyr remains standing, trying not to get in the way of the others. It was cramped, noisy, and not exactly comfortable...but man did it bring back some old, fond memories. CLosing her eyes, she rested her forehead against the side of the ship and take a moment to clear her mind before the mission commenced. As the ship slowed down, she looked up, nodding to Mikoto. "Let the games begin." And without another word, she jumped out after Mikoto, firing off her manuvering jets and keeping formation with her as they barreled towards the ground. "PAESec! Tally ho!"
[19:38] AremusFireheart: Yup/ That was what he needed to remind himself of right before hurling towards his death. THAT other time where he almost died, half because of an insane partner in crime. "...Don't worry about." Which was the worst thing to say obviously. He jumped off. Please Railgun, Don't make us all into a pancake!
[19:40] Nameless levitated inside the drop ship, she hated restraints and opted out of taking a seat! Instead she would use her TK to hold onto the ship as it moved, thus keeping her in place as it speeds towards the objective, TK was useful! As soon as the doors opened she was outside! Following after the others that had jumped before her... She drew her sword and a rush of air propelled her forward! She pointed the sword at the ground as lightning crackled along her arms, was she trying to pull the world towards her? The desired effect was she gained speed! Passing everyone and matching with Raigeki, she had a feeling she knew her from somewhere other then just meeting her at PAE, but that would have to wait for later, her rage was converted into pure power as her amulet glowed brightly around her neck, her sword vibrated as it shared it's rage at the unfairness of it all! She was going to destroy everything...
[19:41] Flare: hopes the quivering in her stomach is because of Rita, not her own fear. She knew she healed fast and thought she maybe immortal. But now, stepping off the ramp, she took a breath, feeling her nipples harden in the cold slipstream and flow down as fast as safely she was able.
[19:42] Umbra sits in one of the jump seats and stays silent during the short trip as no one seems to address her, thankfully. Once the ship comes to a stop, she looks over the drop zone as she casts a spell, wings made of shadow sprouting from her shoulders. She tucks them tightly to her body and jumps off the ramp, a black streak hurtling towards the ground.
[19:43] Tunguskaa settled near the rear of the aircraft, looping her hand through a restraining handhold. Her exposed, clawed feet clenched the floor, holding her still in conjunction with the strap she'd found. 'Well. See most of you groundside.'
[19:48] Scene as you hurtle down towards the ground you're able to get a good view of the compound, along with the dozens of heavy turrets and masses of robots scurrying back and forth like ants. The dampener catches your impacts as you land, small clouds of dust and stone erupting from around each of your feet to disperse the energy, a couple of the closer drones glancing in the direction of the display curiously, though the cloaking field still holds for the moment, the energy indicator on it rapidly moving into the red zone. The hum of heavy machinery and clank of metal on metal emanates from all around you... unlike the prior facilities, this one is most definitely fully active
[19:49] Jaimie Watched as everyone jumped from the ship in there own interesting and badass ways. Shed look about before making an audible sigh, A killing machine once again." Shed walk to the edge before turning around to face the pilot before clenching her fists tight then leaning back and slowly falling backwards out of the ship skydiving as her H.U.D began to scan the area from above creating a map of the area for her systems. Shed then tuck in her arms and legs as she began to pick up speed the thrust pack on her back would activate allowing her to fall faster and faster As soon as she was close to the ground shed do a flip in the air her thrusters going to there max at her ankles and back slowing her fall just enough to land safely. Clenching her fists a slot would open up around her wrists as she activated her plasma casters.
[19:53] Raigeki had been building up a charge as she dived. As she fell she began using the hud in her helmet to mark targets The second she felt the inertial dampeners kick on She thrust her arms out. dozens of objects gli lint in the light of the sun for an instant then sue murmurs "Shinikakete iru hana" And the air was filled with dozens of cracks as the metalic objects lanced out at several times the speed of sound all amed at the turrets surrounding the drop-zone, impacting with the force of artillery cannons as she lands on the ground. It appears that she was bringing her S+ game to this encounter.
[19:56] Cherry: as Raigeki lands a figure comes down, not using any of the items her hands spraying out a mist of cold surrounding the team to keep prying eyes from coming directly for the group, especially those who havent landed yet, a small electrical charge coursing through the mist."By your command." She says Alicia lands, accidentally doing teh superhero landing."Tell me I get to punch at least one of these things." She said smiling wickedly looking around.
[19:57] Galaxia concentrates her cosmic energy and creates a astral projection of herself, unable to be seen by scanners and such hoping to be able to do a unseen flyover of the facility to get a layout and targets for the team
[19:58] Spyder-Bitch would turn to look at Zephyr as she did her war cry, "Huh? What do you want us to tally?" She'd shrug and simply jump out the door, watching the others land safely and would decide not to unleash her wings just yet. She'd land safely, dust flying up around her as she did. She would look around and shudder, holding herself as she winced her teeth in pain from Cherry's cold mist. Her and cold didn't mix very well. It wasn't enough pain to cause a major issue, but enough to distract her momentarily.
[20:01] Sparks starts moving immediately after landing, picking her way along the ground silently, suit in active camouflage mode giving her a cloak almost as effective as the device was as it and the inertial dampener are dropped, her feline grace giving her a noiseless sprint along the wall behind and mounting the bow laying prone atop it carefully peeking over, hopefully remaining hidden even as the others make themselves known in various ways reviewing the data she'd collected in the ship and during the fall, laying on what thermal and EM signatures and the marked powerplant target she detected and pushing it over the impromptu network to everyone's HUD, bringing the barrel around "Door coming up..." setting blast mode, 100%, picking a spot on the ground a bit past the door and bot and firing - a harsh electronic scream booming off the concrete in the area as destructive energy launches from the barrel, detonating on impact impacting the bot and the door and wall
[20:02] Nameless kept silent, her rage was to powerful for a scream. She levitated above the scene as Raigeki did her thing with lightning, the ground rumbled as she gripped the very earth, trying to make it erupt upwards and destroy some of the robots, or at least knock them off balance! She was FURY! Her sword Amplified her powers to double what she was capable of, and her amulet allowed her to easily manipulate the elements! She was obviously going for a massive AOE while Raigeki took out the defenses, providing cover while the rest of the team lands and does their thing hopefully!
[20:06] Flare: lets out a quiet moan as she lands in the cold mist. She's not a fan of cold either as she feels goosebumps rise on her skin. The mini artillery released earlier was impressive and hoped it did the damage it appeared to. As she stands, she clenches her fists, balls of flame enveloping them.
[20:07] Umbra waits until the last moment to spread her wings out, checking to make sure the stealth field covers them as she lands even softer than most, barely stirring the dust at her feet at all, then tucks her wings against her again, watching to make sure the others land and letting out another heavy sigh as people start opening fire immediately, shaking her head slightly and gathering shadows to her hands, her eyes glowing white as she scans for targets.
[20:08] Tunguskaa didn't bother with her diffuser. She had more important objectives on the way down--namely, getting herself ready for a late evening airdrop. As she tucked, her fur shifted from white to a dull, striped black pattern, blending in easily with the woods around. She was technically capable of surviving a fall from orbit--as long as she landed on her feet--and she'd most certainly done that. She rolled twice, shifting her downward momentum forward, and carrying the speed with her. She pulled the smg from in front of her, the rifle held tight to her back as she ducked and began to sprint from cover to cover, keeping an eye up to try and find some form of power supply or another. The AOE attacks seemed to be particularly helpful in distracting the turrets, which gave her time to set up shop near a shipping container, against a wall. 'If you wouldn't mind keeping the keeping those -busy- for me,' she called behind her, letting the smg fall from her hands as she began to work with some form of explosive or other.
[20:08] Tunguskaa: She pulled a trio of breaching blocks from a pocket and called out to the two nearest. 'Start from the middle, roll up and down! Back up three feet!'
[20:09] Zephyr syncs her targetting with Mikoto, and after she unleashes her attack on the turrets, she begins firing her pulse rifle, lances of energy shooting down at the turrets just in case they weren't disabled by Raigeki's attack. As she approaches the ground, her thrusters kick in fully, slowing her down enough to survive the impact, though her landing still comes with a significant shockwave that cracks the pavement under her feet. "Tempest is on the ground." She says, her shoulder-mounted miniguns spinning up.
[20:13] AremusFireheart: Like Alicia, The Leopard seemed to make a similar if not intentional superhero landing. A shockwave rippling through the interlocking metal bands that made up his battle armor. FUCK! FUCKKK! His legs felt like jelly for a moment! His eyes flashed a sudden yellow even behind the helmet. Thank god for powers! He staggered to his feet, behind a strange translucent screen was the cloak and ahead was the sentries and armed security turrets that seemed ready to sear out vaporizing hot plasma at their direction. Hold up! He needed a moment to recollect himself noticing Sparks was already getting the right idea. “Well shit. So much for a-“ He didn’t have the full breath to complain. Instead he LEAPED out of his position. Not even needing a running start, as the jungle cat themed bruiser seemed to leap at inhumane scales attempting to get over towards Spark’s position to get ready to laid a HURT on some generators.
[20:16] Scene Raigeki's barrage impacts the turrets, several of them ripping apart but others hitting on the protective domes and deflecting off with only slight damage. Galaxia's projection is able to sweep over the area, detecting huge concentrations of drones all busily moving around carrying out their assigned tasks, unaware of the incursion still for the moment. Sparks shot is the first thing to break through the routine as it rips a large hole in the power plant door and sends the drone it hit hurtling across the area to slam into the loading dock. Nameless cracks the ground with her pull, spikes of rock battering the other nearby drones before they have time to react to the explosion, one losing an arm and the other a leg in the sudden barrage. Zeph's barrage mostly deflects off the protective domes as well until they start to open up in preparation to fire, then a couple direct hits slam chunks out of some of them. The cloaking field generator lets out a soft beep, power indicator flashing as the last few seco
[20:16] Scene: seconds of its life tick down. Alarm klaxons begin blaring around the base, dozens of drones out in the open turning towards the area of the disruption and activating the energy blades along their arms, while the garage doors of the various buildings nearby begin to roll up
[20:23] Jaimie 's H.U.D began to highlight the drones in her immediate sight. Shed then look up to the remaining turrets. She figured those would be the ideal things to take out while the others worked on the ground, Still she wasnt connected to any of them and wasnt sure if she was going to get backup. Clenching her fists shed open up the timber DNA profile. Her body turned silver for a second as a computerized voice spoke. "activating DNA profile..subject..timber." Her color would return to normal as she began to hovor in the air the nanites that made up her body shifted and weaved recalibrating her design to mimic Timber to a Tee. Shed begin to hover as she began to highlight every remaining turret.
[20:30] Raigeki points to the large building marked A-02 " Target alpha is in there. " she says walking down the street When she gets in front of the door a brief laugh as she sees the generator reaches out towards it " itadakimasu!" she says Then starts trying to rip cables from their sockets and draw in the energy produced by the generator. She looks to the drones surrounding it and begins to speak. " Watashinonamaeha Takamachi Mikoto. Anata wa watashi no sekai o koroshimashita. Omae wa mou shinderu. "
[20:31] Cherry: Has been keeping an eye on the robots so as not to accidentally pick up anyones powers , as electricity began forming in her hands a loud car engine revving sound can be heard as she launches it like chain lightning to hit as many mechanoids as she can. Alica leaps forward to try and catch one of the machines and use it as a bat against any others that come her way. However an energy blade catches her and cuts her arm... and it's not healing.
[20:31] Galaxia is still up on the ship but being prepared to enter a warzone she was able to take proper measures to protect herself. Seeing all hell break loose and completing her recon run the astral form shifts to a visible projection able to be seen by the enemy as she zips around thee area to distract the ones she can maybe even getting them to fire on themselves
[20:33] Spyder-Bitch would see some of the garage doors opening up, and would go to work. She would start firing weblines at the doorways, trying to make giant webs to block as many drones in as possible. She knew the drones would likely be able to cut through the webbing with their energy blades, but hoped it would hold them back long enough for the others to do some damage. She would look over her shoulder, making sure Cherry was still okay, and saw that she was bleeding. She'd fire a web glob at the cut, trying to make a makeshift bandage for her, "You alright there sweetie?"
[20:35] Sparks smirks as she sees the damage, a chamber on her cannon going dark as she swings the barrel out, over the other's heads the charging spindle starting up, remaining low on the box relying on her low profile, stealth, and general confusion to keep any bots from locking onto the glass cannon kitty, resetting to beam cut mode, leaving it on 100% "I'll cover you" she calls, picking a vector down the street at the charging enemies, at the pull of her trigger as another chamber goes dark the booming shriek sings again, this time a tight persistent column of power shooting out into the advancing horde, she sweeps the barrel from left to right across the advancing line cutting the advancing ranks in half, horizontally, before lowering the power setting for more precise targetting
[20:36] Nameless was pleased by the destruction, fueled by her rage she kept it going! The earth she had erupted formed into spikes above the battle field, they were numerous! She then started throwing them as fast as she could with her TK as Ice formed above her, thankfully there was someone here with ice powers... This meant the cold would help keep the ice from melting to quickly! The rock spikes were aimed at the robots with blades particularly the ones around Alicia, she had an idea for the giant ice creation later! She was Crowd Control in terms of her objective, let the sciency ones deal with the real objectives!
[20:41] Flare: takes to the sky, launching plasma hot fireballs at the red dome she sees on the ground. She doesn't know what it is, but as she throws, she seems more on the roof of the building.
[20:41] Umbra flies up, hopefully just out of range of the bladebots, as well as gaining a better line of sight to hurl shadows at them without risking hitting anyone on the ground, slinging them rapidly, aiming particularly at the ones trapped by webs to keep them from joining the fight, watching to see how strong these bots are against the concussive force of her blasts.
[20:41] Tunguskaa didn't like that. The threat indicator in her AR suite lit up behind her, giving her a general direction indicator for the hostile drones. She finished the first breaching charge, set up the second, and set up the third in record time before taking a covering position around the corner of the shipping container. 'FIVE!' she shouted, audible to those nearby, provided they weren't making more noise than her voice could. She leveled the smg, and dumped her first magazine into the charging crowd as the breeching charges began to glow, a bifuel mixture spreading throughout the connecting cords. 'FIRE IN THE HOLE! GONNA HAVE A NEW ENTRANCE SOON, FLOOD IN AND TAKE OUT THE GENERATORS.' Her left hand dipped down, mag spent, and she twisted the gun to the left, throwing the magazine out of the way before sliding another home. The open-bolt gun was ready to go then, no slide-charging necessary.
[20:41] Zephyr takes up a "walking fire" position, holding the shield in front of her while her other holds her pulse rifle one-handed. She begins firing short bursts at the drones milling about outside, her aim steady even firing one-handed. SHe moves up with Mikoto, making sure to give her plenty of cover fire from the drones inside the building, her pulse rifle making a ripping, almost screaming sound as it lobs explosive energy bolts at the targets inside. She notes some barrels off to the side. The labels said something about Solyent green, but on a hunch, she fires a burst of energy bolts in their direction, hoping to hit one and set off a chain reaction. Either way, she continues shooting at the robots inside until the generator is destroyed.
[20:45] AremusFireheart: It took the Leopard a moment but he seemed to break into a full sprint. His motions seem like a blur for a moment, moving at a bestial level and sometimes even on all fours. Alfonz stops for a moment. Seeing the vanguard of this assault into the building. On oneside is Zephyr with her bullets and shield. He decided to take the other side. Turning to the shipping container he popped his claws in his gloves. Sharp steel knives durable enough to withstand his own enhanced super strength as he craved a long end and pried the industrial sheet metal off it’s frame. Now he had a makeshift shield and he was using it to cover railgun on her other flank, joining in the group making their way right into the busy fight in the power plant!
[20:53] Scene Raigeki finds the cables hard to grab onto as they have little metal in them, but is able to pull some out still, the power level declining slightly with each one that comes free. The drones turn to face her as she speaks, revealing two of them to be full-blown Shivabots. Cherry's bolt rips through the front line of the approaching drones, shorting them out and slowing the charge as some others run into them. Galaxia's projection draws the fire of nearly half the turrets as it zips across the compound, the turrets firing high-powered lasers with enough accuracy to score several direct hits even at the speeds she's traveling. Spyder's webbing gums up the doors along the loading dock, but they've already opened enough to allow the drones inside to reach through and start cutting away the webs, clusters of dozens and dozens of robotic arms coming out from each door. Sparks' beam slices into the stalled wave of drones, carving gouges into their bodies, a couple going down when joints are hit, reduced to craw
[20:54] Scene: crawling, while the others press on despite the damage sustained. Nameless's spikes hurl into the advance and batter at them, but now that they're prepared for that they shift so most of the stones shatter on armored plating, though one gets caught in the spot where Sparks' beam cut into it and ripped in half. Umbra's blasts batter the swarm of arms back, some of the hits ripping off fingers, while a couple manage to shatter whole arms, but each time the mass of robotic limbs presses out again, and the doors continue to slowly rise. Tunguskaa's barrage of bullets slam into the massed crowd, many deflecting off the sleek armored frames, but those that land solid hits detonate and etch deep pits into the robots, a few more going down as critical systems are consumed by the acid. Zeph's shots further batter the immediate threat force, almost completely breaking the momentum of their charge now with the repeated attacks, and then the hail directed into the building sends most of the drones in search of cover, th
[20:54] Scene: the impacts into the barrels breaking a few open to reveal a liquid that glows with an unnatural light, which scans would show to be moderately radioactive. The doors further away that haven't been gummed up finish opening, drones pouring out all around the complex by the hundreds and joining the rush towards the battle, while the Shivabots aim their plasma rifles for Mikoto and open fire, the other drones moving to the wall of the building and then lunging towards Leopard and Zephyr with their blades. The turrets that didn't shoot at Galaxia's projection start swiveling down towards the main group to acquire targets, ominous humming emanating from them as they prepare to fire
[20:59] Jaimie Began to fly rapidly towards the turrets quickly approaching mach two her fist outstretched. Shed attempt to collide with the nearest turret drawing her fist back and punching with 75 tonnes of force in an attempt to impail the turret with her fist. If successful shed then throw said turret in the direction of the next nearby turret in an attempt to either destroy it or attract the attention of the other turrets.
[21:00] Raigeki draws in more and more of the energy from the generator while she begins charge her own aura. As her own aura pulses. She hovers slightly forming a pose pose some might fight Familiar " Fiiiiiiiiiinaaaaaalll! " She begins to call out what was apparently a major attack
[21:01] Cherry: leaps between the Shiva Bots and Mikoto, taking a large barrage of the shots and the damage. Exposed pieces of her old form now exposed as she leaps at the nearest bot. Anyone who watches sees the nanites of her body begin to spread out on the bot in her grip. Her body slowly beginning to heal as she absorbed the metal in the shivabots body, it almost sounds like the one being absorbed is screaming.
[21:02] Cherry: Alicia on the other hand is having too much fun using a bot as a weapon to notice if one of the turrets is aiming right for her...
[21:03] Galaxia flies around gathering the attentions "I am right here you openers of cans that are tins" Trying to draw the fire towrads the other turrets
[21:05] Spyder-Bitch sees that the webbing held back a few drones, and was then torn down. Just as she expected. She'd leap up into the air and start web slinging about. She would try to swing in front of the turret aiming for Alicia, having still been keeping on eye on her, and would fire a large amount of webbing at the turret, hoping to clog it up with webbing, hoping for a backfire explosion when it tired to fire at the girl. She'd say to no one in particular, "Yeah, We're definitely hosting an orgy after all this. Something tells us we all will need it."
[21:07] Sparks keeps an updated tactical map pushed out to everyone as she frowns at the lck of effect of her beam, resetting back to burst mode as resistance mounts."I'm always down" she responds to spyder, turning her air to the bay doors across the road as the webs are cleared, targetting the wall above and between two doors as she fires, hoping for the violent eruption to collapse part of the building and bottle them in "Any chance we're gonna take out a generator any time soon?"
[21:08] Nameless noted the other doors opening, her stones weren't working? how about a massive block of ice?! She grunted with effort from how heavy it was and threw it at the opening doors to try and cut off the charging robots before to many of them joined the battle! As it left the colder area though it would start to melt! She was kind of upset these things were adapting, but she had something up her sleeve!
[21:12] Flare: sees her earlier attack didn't do much and goes for a more direct approach. Flying toward the nearest one, she tries to force the turret to turn toward th bots. She hoped if it fired, it would take out a few.
[21:13] Umbra casts a spell that lays down a wall of force between the bulk of the robots and the group, trying to cut the opposing forces in half, or at least slow their advance. "Here's hoping they really suck at jumping," she mutters, glancing at Railgun and the others assaulting the power generator.
[21:13] Tunguskaa clicked the detonator, blowing another hole in the wall. She twisted and dove through the new hole, keeping out of the bladebots' range as the others took care of it--only to find herself face-to-face with more of them. She identified targets quickly, aiming for center-of-mass as often as she could, trying to get an idea of what the power generator looked like. As it was, the radioactivity in the room heated her fur gently, and it seemed her breathing stopped, some sort of internal oxygen exchange taking place rather than inhaling potentially irradiated air. She kicked out the leg from the hearest Shivabot, spinning it and using its back as both cover and barrel rest, taking aim at the two orange bots near the power supply.
[21:14] Zephyr's antenna ear things stand straight up and she turns, holding her shield up to block the blades, hitting a button on the grip. There's a crackling sound as a plasma field flares up on the front of the shield, blocking the energy blades. "We're a bit...occupied here!" She says to Sparks. Zephyr's shoulder-mounted miniguns fire, spraying a hail of 5mm tungsten-core, pulse-assisted bullets at the blade drones. With her other hand still holding the rifle, she raises it and begins unloading on the generator, aiming for mounting points and conduits to bring the machine out of commission.
[21:17] AremusFireheart: The Leopard saw the mass of the bots now aiming their plasma shooters right at Railgun. She looked to be in the middle of something important. “God damnit! Why do I HAVE to save your ass!?” he accused her. One of those blade bots then came rushing in. He seemed to move as quickly as the bot but that did not stop him from getting a hot cut on his chest. It easily went through armor. He could feel a hot flash of pain and blood seeping out of the chest plate. Still he tried to adapt and then launched himself towards the combat frame. Not trying to beat it to a pulp but literally TOSS with all his enhanced strength forwards towards the firing line of bots aiming at Railgun! Trying to get it to get toasted by their incoming fire and not the iconic heroine!
[21:24] Scene now that the domes have opened to fire, it's easier to damage the turrets, Jaimie's attack smashing the primary target and the throw knocking the second turret out of alignment right as it tried to fire at Spyder, making the shot go wildly off into the sky. Raigeki's drain on the reactor causes the machinery sounds to start quieting and some of the alarms begin skipping and stuttering as they're cut off in favor of the primary defense systems. Cherry's drone slashes at her as she leaps, but has no defense from being consumed, slowly starting to collapse in on itself as it goes limp, while several turrets take shots at Alicia, one being webbed up enough to throw it off target, though the laser ignites the webs. Galaxia's decoy continues to draw a fair amount of fire, but as the shots just pass through it more and more turrets start shifting to seek other targets. Sparks blasts out a chunk of wall, causing the three closest doors to crumple in on themselves and stop opening, a few drones trying to crawl ou
[21:24] Scene: out through what gap there is there while most that weren't injured in the blast move to the doors that are still intact. Nameless's block of ice barricades a couple more doors for the moment, buying a little more time before the full horde can bear down. Flare is able to forcibly turn one of the turrets, the process causing a fair bit of damage to it, but it doesn't seem willing to fire into its own forces. Umbra's wall blocks off the more distant forces, many of the drones trying to claw at it, while some begin stacking themselves up against the wall to create a pyramid of bodies. Tunguskaa moves in, catching the drone off guard and knocking it down, but it quickly starts flailing back at her with its energy blades, while her shots impact off the shivabots, those ones only taking superficial damage from the acidic rounds. Zeph's shield holds up for the moment as the blades surge against it repeatedly, her return volley staggering the drones back and ripping a few holes into them, while the barrage at the g
[21:24] Scene: generator blows out a few more cables, the main assembly deflecting what shots hit it, power level dropping a bit more, killing off the alarms and industrial sounds completely now. Leapord's charge catches his target off guard, allowing him to quickly grab and throw it, the drone bowling into the Shivabots and throwing them off balance, though they quickly regain their footing and resume fire. The one door that isn't collapsed or blocked by ice finally opens enough to let the drones fully through, a new wave of robotic bodies starting to erupt from the building, while behind them can be seen a collection of assembly lines that have only just now shut off.
[21:30] Jaimie Watched as the drone she threw knocked into the other saving spyder form some pain, jaimie felt pretty good about herself, even though she didnt do that on purpose..but still no one needed to know. Shed look to the group of bots watching as they began to climb over eachother behind the barrier. She had taken notice of there ability to adapt..and given what mikoto had said about them. She would fly down and attempt to grab one from the ground and take it into the air holding onto its arms tightly as her H.U.D began to scan over the machine -uploading schematics- If successful Jaimie would upload the full schematics of the drone, how it was made, how it worked, its weaknesses how to replicate its abilities. She would have a warning screen pop up letting her know her memory space was almost full at this point, she could only hold so much. Whether or not she was successful in uploading its schematics She would throw the machine as hard as she could with 75 tonnes of force to another turret.
[21:33] Raigeki gets winged by number of shots from the droids thanks to the cover from her allies She brings her hands together and shouts " FLASH!" And a trunk og lightning compressed into a beam of plasma pours into the room. She initially fires at the generator but tries to sweep it to catch the other drones in the path of the wreckage. As th the dust clears she backs off and goes into a crouch taking cover by the container. Panting heavially she asks " Did I get it.. " as she tries to catch her breath
[21:34] Cherry: Cherry soon has repaired herself leaving the shiva bot to look weirdly terrified in its demise, before she drops it. Alicia doesn't notice as one of the turrets blasts her legs clean off."MOTHER FUCKER!" as she throws her Shiva bot club at the turret with her full strength, before seeing Cherry, hey Girlie get me to the sidelines so I can heal and kick more ass.'Cherry nods and goes for Alicia, Dragging her back behind Lady N to allow the woman to repair herself as she stood guard over her and any wounded.
[21:35] Galaxia astral form fades as Galaxia realizes it will no longer work. She flies down at mach speeds impacting the largest gathering of shivabots with full force creating a crater upon impact
[21:38] Spyder-Bitch continued to swing about, until she saw just how many drones were coming in now. This was enough to momentarily distract her, allowing one of the blasts to shoot her webline, making her fall to the ground. She'd roll on the ground a few times, rising up and looking at Jaimie, "We owe you a kiss for that. Don't let us forget." She would form tendrils on her back, but instead of them being used as their usual weapons, they'd each start spraying webbing at the drones. She'd point her hands at the drones as well, aiming webbing at them as she tried to tie them together. He goal was to make the drones cut into each other as they tried to free themselves.
[21:39] Sparks winces at the blast of the final flash blowing apart (presumably) a generator, checking her fire, one of the dormant chambers glowing back to life as the charging spindle reaches a crescendo, then resets continuing to spin, two shots remain now as she watches for the moment, letting the cannon barrel cool seeing what's next with the generator out and looking around to see if any of the turrets were marking her, hopefully still overlooked int eh chaos
[21:39] Nameless huffed and wiped the sweat from her brow, that ice block was really heavy! Lightning arched up her arms as the final door opened and she focused on it, "HURRY UP!" Her voice was amplified, so her yelling sounded like a PA system at full blast.. The lightning surged to her fingers as her mouth opened in a silent scream, lightning was pouring from her body as she tried to slow down the advancing robots, grateful for the shield that was holding back a large number of them already, "DON'T HAVE A LOT OF TIME!" She was grunting with effort as the ground next to the barrier seemed to shift and tried to turn it into a soft sand that might swallow the robots if they made it over the barrier, she was trying to many things at once! Her eyes dimmed slightly as her amulet glowed even brighter, she was going to wear herself out at this rate!
[21:44] Flare: curses as the turret won't fire...Fire? Will this work? She gets a frantic idea as two team members go down. Straining, she rips the turret from the ground and begins to heat the torn metal. Concentrating, the metal begins to glow, she grits her teeth, doing her best to superheat the entire turret before throwing it at the warehouse. She doesn't quite yell "Hulk Smash!" but it was close.
[21:45] Umbra sees Cherry and Alicia retreating, one of them now missing a limb, and waits for them to get to a safe distance before opening a shadow portal just behind them. "That will take you back to the city!" she shouts at them, not watching to see if they actually take it as she starts slinging shadows at the bots trying to crawl over her wall, now refining them down to something more like slicing blades, trying to cut them in two, hopefully making them fall on the ones beneath them and make it harder for them to scale the wall.
[21:45] Tunguskaa hadn't been expecting the closer bot to get back up as quickly as it had. She pulled back on the smg with her right hand, drawing a knife with her left, ducking and weaving around the blades as she tried to fire into the bladebot, looking for an opening to cut into more important systems as the acidic rounds begin to go to work--until that huge blue light flew by, heating the area around her. She shifted, throwing the last drone into its path, and turned back to focus on the power supply, not sure if it would still be present or not.
[21:45] Zephyr r takes up position near Mikoto, raising her shield again to block incoming fire. With the inside of the warehouse flooded with whatever Mikoto poured into it, she focuses on the outside, firing at the approaching drones with both her rifle and her miniguns, laying down a fullisade of fire at the drones emerging from the warehouse across the way.
[21:49] AremusFireheart: The Leopard taken hits from the barrage of plasma. One in the arm, another in the thigh. They burned and singed and melted more they cut. The pain was a horrible experience, the armor might as well have been paper! Yet the sudden blast propelled out of Railgun. That was momentum he could not afford not to capitalize on! So in the sudden blur and brighten light he scaled the side of the wall in a sudden run. Ignoring the horrid pains shooting out with every wrong flex of the muscle. In the havok of the aftermath he tried to land in the right most section, attempting to mop up surviving bots with a sudden leap, pounce, blow, slug. Growling the entire time as his eyes remained a very sickly yellow glow! Attempting to rend bots apart with the strength of a man truly possessed
[21:57] Scene Jaimie grabs onto the drone and scans it successfully, her throw slamming it into one of the turrets that had just shot Alicia. Raigeki's beam carves into the generator, disrupting the core and then the sweeping motion severs the cables, impacting the two shivabots as well and slamming them backwards hard into the walls. Galaxia's slam crushes the drone she hits directly and then the impact with the ground spreads a shockwave that knocks the others away from her. Spyder's barrage of web gunking up more of the drones, slowing them down more as they try to free themselves without doing any damage to each other. Nameless's lightning surge helps to keep the oncoming tide at bay for a moment more, several more drones going down under it. Flare's throw lands doesn't break through the building, but it does bowl over a group of the webbed drones and leaves a large hunk of near-molten metal in the way of their charge. Umbra's energy blades start slashing arms off the drones that get near the top of the wall while
[21:57] Scene: they try to climb, keeping any from getting over yet. Tunguskaa throws the drone into Mikoto's attack, the direct hit ripping that one apart completely. Zeph's bullets add to the onslaught slowing down the factory swarm and keeping them at bay. Leopard's charge allows him to barrel down another of the drones and pummel it into a lack of motion. As the last of the cables snaps the hum of power fades from the area, and all the remaining turrets power down, N's voice sounding out over Vanguard comms within seconds 'Power levels clear, all units initiate blitz' followed by an array of warp entries around the compound as thousands of infantry drop in and open fire on the drones. A commander drops in near your position with his squad and yells out "We've got your six! Go on ahead!"
[22:00] Raigeki pants and staggers up to her feet she looks down at her hands and mutters " Damnit .. too much.. " Then walking towards the largest horde of bots anyway, her arcs barley that of a taze,r she calls out " Namless! Galaxia! I could really use a jumpstart! as she prepares to take on the oncoming horde.
[22:00] AremusFireheart: Alfonz was a bit wounded, though still in relative fighting shape. In a moment the squad of commandos moving in somewhat recruited him as their unofficial addon as they needed some super strength in the operation. So the costumed jungle cat broke off from the rest of the group, assisting the auxillary while the rest continued on!
[22:03] Jaimie watched with glee after throwing the drone aside. She was having a lot of fun, She had never had this much power, it was great. Shed look down to the sypder as she made her comment jaimie giving her a mock blow kiss at her. The drone didnt offer much that she wanted but it was still interesting to see how it worked, She decided to hold onto the data for now. Shed watch as the many portals opened up and the infantry began to pour in. Jaimie landed gracefully as she began to revert to her normal set of skills -Reverting to normal combat protocalls- Her chassy would appear silver momentarily as timbers powers faded away and her weaponry and arsonal took its place. Clenching her fists two long chomatic blades would slide out of there slots as she kept close to the others.
[22:05] Galaxia smirks cracking her knuckles as she gets up from her landing and immediately flies upwards and towards Mikoto. Cosmic energy enveloping her as she nods at the call "Im not entirely sure what will happen but here goes" Channeling her energy and creating a large scale red sprite that she directs at Mikoto. The electricity being positively charged so way more powerful than what Mikoto would have experienced before
[22:05] Spyder-Bitch yells out to Galaxia, "Go on ahead of us! We're going to make sure the troops here are covered." She'd stay back for now, as her RPer had to head to RL. She'd simply play defense along with the other Vanguard troops.
[22:06] Sparks slides off her perch, falling back to the rinforcing vanguard, trading intel and current dispatch and status with them slinging her cannon, stepping back from the front line for a bitto let her weapon recharge and generally provide support for the front line heroes, but watching for opportunities to assist [22:14] Nameless heard the call for a boost, and intrigued... She obliged! She held nothing back as she stopped working on the tide of robots and focused her lightning into one massive strike! It emanated from her palm as she huffed from exhaustion! Soldiers appeared around her and she decided now would be a good time to rest up a tiny bit before forging ahead! She stopped levitating and walked towards Raigeki to avoid hitting anyone else, but she was going to let her powers go once Raigeki was charged up!
[22:16] Flare: sighs in relief as the troops arrives. Using her webbing for the first time, she wraps up a few bots while keeping an eye on the soldiers.
[22:17] Umbra blinks slightly as the thousands of troops pour onto the field. "Damn. She wasn't kidding," she says quietly, then points to her shadow wall. "Take aim! I'm gonna bring that down so we can advance!" she shouts, waiting to make sure people are on guard before she actually makes it dissipate.
[22:23] Tunguskaa twisted with the other robots preoccupied, pulling a pair of cylinders from one of her pockets and winging them at what was left of the power generator. The spoons flew off them as she released them, and by the time they'd landed, the grenades were already belching smoke and sparks.
[22:23] Zephyr keeps up with Mikoto, covering her while maintaining her spacing. She reloads her rifle, swapping out the energy cores and returning the expended core to a charging slot, looking ahead at the shield. "Miss! I will point out that this operation has just started! I advise you do not expend all of your energy just yet!"
[22:28] Scene Nameless's last shot puts down another drone from the mass, and as the hail of ammo erupts from the soldiers it only whittles away at the durable targets, but the sheer volume of fire is too much for the drones to respond too, keeping them off balance and on the defensive, even the ones at the wall backing off from it and trying to move for cover. A familiar dragon roars across the sky overhead as missiles rain down across the compound, and a white robed figure steps up to the edge of the roof "We're securing the road ahead as much as we can. Catch your breath while you can, we've got your backs" giving a salute to Galaxia before stepping back again
[22:33] Jaimie watched as the soldiers worked to keep the rest of the drones at bay. Shed make her way to the rest of the group as she spoke. "Aim for the joints, for any of you heavy hitters id go for center mass for the power core." As she spoke she would aim one of her arms into the crowed of drones that were already getting shot at as she let out a volly of plasma rounds into there ranks. Shed only fire for about thirty seconds before the caseing on her arm opened up as hot air expelled cooling the weapon.
[22:43] Nameless literally collapses as she sheaths her sword and releases her power, a gust of wind radiating outwards as she falls to her knees and pants, she had to moderate! She reached into her bag on her hip and pulled out a perfectly wrapped spicy everything burger, the best way to recharge was to eat! The spicyness gave her a lot of energy too! The green in her eyes glowed slightly as she recharged, she'd be up and ready to rumble again in no time! Go alien weirdness!
[22:47] Galaxia pants expending a lot of energy recharging Mikoto. She gives a salute to Mythos "Good work. I need to go recharge. They are sufficiently pushed back for now" With that said she'd take off straight upwards at mach speeds to break through the gravitational atmosphere and recharge her cosmic energy

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Re: The end of an era

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[18:19] Scene After taking a short time to rest and allow the soldiers to clear the way, you're able to move forward through the compound, drawing closer to the main facility, where a massive door covers up the only building still making any noises other than sounds of combat, the sounds of heavy machinery in motion
[18:20] Nameless was charged up and ready to go at it again! That spicy everything burger for her species was like a pot of coffee, so she was wired, she had charged up as the soldiers around her kept the tide of robots at bay! But now she was levitating and ready to go, she followed the group and was keeping an eye out for anything she could smash with her TK, she wanted to kill everything...
[18:22] Magnum Opus made his way onto the scene, the promise of fantastic tech beyond his imagination was too tempting of an offer to simply hide out as he normally did. Today was the day this little fish hopped in a bigger pond. With each of his dendritic augmentations installed and primed, he finished his diagnostic as he wiped his mouth free of the heavy salivation resulting from the incoming meal.
[18:26] AremusFireheart: In the last sixteen hour, the Leopard had gone through a payload of these damn shivabots. The often hired criminal muscle had laid a temporary truce with the powers that be. After all, the city surviving was too important for any one fight. But these things. Despite knocking out the power station they almost seem like they were just constantly more coming out of the wood work. So a tad breathless and cut and bruised in a lot of areas, the man in the leopard print battle armor scanned his surroundings. The huge industrial machinery ahead behind a grate that seemed latched down. “Right.” Was all he had to say somewhat hustling towards it, he moved in a blur, as fast as any damn apex predator as he tried to GRIP into the heavy industrial sheet metal that made the door to this compound. Trying to pry it up or at least high enough for someone else to crawl through!
[18:26] Cherry: comes up carrying Alicia who is healing but it is very very slow. Cherry actually is eating a piece of scrap metal as she sets the savage woman on the ground."I am ready to continue my assistance," says Cherry as Alicia is grabbing for metal and looking for a club to use
[18:34] Scene as the door is pulled on it starts to swiftly rise up, revealing a large hangar area, with two elevators rising up, each carrying a massive mech that lights up as it rises, the heads swiveling around and then locking onto your gathering
[18:39] Nameless was kind of shocked to see giant mechs, not more robots?! She swung both hands down, sending her powerful TK into one of the mechs still in the elevator, hopefully she'd be able to force it back down with the added resistance! She only wanted to deal with one at a time.... That would be nice!
[18:43] Magnum Opus would let the others present do what heavy lifting was necessary as he surveyed the surroundings, the ocular module on his face scanning the hanger for electromagnetic and heat signatures, as the door rose, he found his desires to be met, as two large tasty machines stood before him. "Dibs on their remains..." he muttered to no one in particular as he dropped to all fours, the mecha-dendrite limbs on his back aiding him in scurrying toward the mecha that was assaulted by the TK blast. All six arms would try to find purchase as he attempted to climb up the machine to assault it's head with several tearing arms.
[18:47] AremusFireheart: Someone was eager to get crushed by a robotic foot. The Leopard saw Mangus, the six armed spider cyborg try to scale up the hulking machine. "Right! Right!" He uttered now LEAPING foward with a snarl and a growl. The bestial like man with the glowing yellow eyes attempted to use his strength to pin the great machine in place for a moment. Though in truth this was more of a distraction so the spider like cyborg could manuever around it a lot better. "I HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD PLAN YOU DINGUS!" he cursed at him. Or else they both were dead.
[18:48] Cherry: runs forward with everyone finding the two mechs she unleashes electricity out at them from her fingers. her body might set off the scans of Magnum Opus as she moves firing electricity at her opponents. Alicia runs in, er waddles in taking a 50 ton swing at any bad guy that gets near. The moment she connects she stops moving becaus eof a coughing fit.
[18:49] Zephyr suddenly, there appears to be a commotion coming from the drones approaching from the back. Several of them take flight, smashing into the walls and ground, looking like snow being pushed aside by a massive plow. Zephyr emerges from the carnage, wrestling with a drone clutched tightly to her back. "Get off, wanker!" she shouts at the drone, punching it in the face with a multi-ton haymaker. "I said GET OFF!" Finally, the crushed drone lets go, and she turns around, raising her shield and firing towards the remaining crowd as she backs up next to Mikoto and Sparks. "Terribly sorry. I got...sidetracked." About that moment, a massive exploision rips through the drones on the rear flank. Once again, drones go flying, but in more...fragments than before. "Hopefully now we can focus on the frontline, aye?"
[18:56] Scene the telekinetic field barely slows down a lift that's designed to carry full-blown mechs, the limbless mech being scaled while its main cannons try to pelt Magnum with heavy tank shells, the side cannons firing dense laser beams at Leopard. The more humanoid mech turns towards Cherry's approach, aiming its head down to rain plasma in her direction
[19:03] Nameless was not hapy her efforts were in vain... She switched tactics, something she had been working on for a few weeks, she focused on cocooning herself in her TK, making a featureless feminine body about the size of the smaller mech! Giant feet slam into the ground as the blank face formed. It would make her a bigger target, but she could most likely draw fire from the smaller people now! She'd run forward in her TK enveloped self and throw a massive punch to try and get the bigger one off balance, aiming for the knees was a good idea! (I dont have anything for visual yet v.v)
[19:06] Magnum Opus ducked and weaved, the tank rounds sending the surprisingly light mechamorph swerving with each close miss. "Crap... why does dinner always have to be spicy" he groaned in exasperation as he wormed his way up the leg of the robot, trying to stick to blindspots and areas it's guns couldn't reach. Amber and black liquids leaking from the cuts and abrasions littering his body after being peppered by the shrapnel sent flying by each missed round. The tiny holes seemed to mend themselves as fast as they opened though. As he attempted to reach the head of the robot, he would dig his mechanical digits into the armor of the mech, trying to secure a solid grip. The each free limb would aim and the hands set to spilling like drill bits as he attempted to bore holes into the head of the machine.
[19:08] AremusFireheart: The Leopard was caught in the laser fire. Arms raised to protect himself but the continuous ray was HELL! He gritted his teeth, his body actually started to glow just because of the intensity of the beam. Just standing there taking the punishment! "HURRY UP!" He cursed at Mangus! Wanting him to finish whatever he was doing and stop this machine as he now sluggishly took steps fowards pressing against this tremedous searing force in front of him!
[19:09] Cherry: sees the mech turn and leaps into the air, her flight power kicking in ass he tries to slam into, if not through the mech with 25 tons of electrified force. dodging whatever plasma she can. However she did not see one blast of PLasma coming her way, and just before it hits she is knocked away by Alicia who launched herself at Cherry to keep her from getting hit. Bathed in the plasma Alicias remains fell to the ground her skin cooked to a jerky like state over her bones. her body still.
[19:16] Zephyr turns, seeing the two mechs. "Gah, bloody hell. No breaks for us today, it seems." Leaving what remained of the rear flank to Mikoto and Sparks, she boosted forward towards the humanoid mech, hitting a switch on her shield grip. The shield suddenly rotated on its gimbal, pointing the claws on the bottom straight forward, and Zephyr attempted to sink the razor-sharp tungsten-tipped claws into the machine's knee joint, while simultaneously firing up at its chin.
[19:23] Scene Nameless's punch sends the larger mech stumbling back a few steps, though not knocking it over. Magnum's drills start getting to work, though the mech's head is densely alloyed so progress is slow. Cherry's rush barely staggers the smaller mech, but the electricity surges through it and shorts its systems for a few seconds, preventing it from reacting as Zeph moves into position and starts shooting, the impacts chipping into the metal head, but also deflecting it upwards, keeping it from getting a line on any more shots. That mech starts swinging blindly at the two pestering it while the larger mech shakes its head frantically to try throwing Magnum away, raining shots randomly around the area
[19:28] Nameless jumped up and clamped her hands in front of the big mechs guns and gripped them as she focused purely on the defense side of her TK wrapped body, hopefully preventing shots and blowing up that main gun?! She was putting everything she had into keeping the rounds from hitting anyone else, she cared after all! She was going to take a lot of damage from this attack, and holding this form was mentally exhausting! Her feet dangled as well, if it wasn't a life and death situation then it would be almost comical!
[19:33] Magnum Opus groaned as the robot shifted and swayed. "Hey! Careful, I'm working back here!" he barked as he felt his augmented limbs strain under the mech's attempts to shake him free. Feeling wires and parts in his arms begin to crack under the strain he was put under. Wow that was extraordinarily painful, thankfully he didn't feel pain in the traditional methods. The moment he felt even a sliver of a finger break through the hardened armor, he was poised to strike, the scorpion like attachment awaiting the order. "JUST... NEED... AN.... INCH!" he gasped as he pressed forward, feeling the synthetic digits start to superheat and warp from the friction. The moment he made a hole large enough, he would stab the spike into the mech, releasing an injection of the mechanically digesting nano-machines that populated his body, attempting to dismantle this hulking device from the inside.
[19:37] AremusFireheart: The Leopard had steam coming off of him for a moment as the mech had stopped the concentration of fire. ANd suddenly the world was instead a mirraid of stray blaster bolts flying in every direction. This time! He tried to use his enhanced reflexes to dodge and leap around the sudden grid of lasers and shells flying and exploding parts of the great hangar. Eventually he LEAPED forward to try to hang onto the underbelly of the machine. Sharp claws popping out of his gauntlets as he tried to PUNCTURE the very thick allow with a combination of his tremedous bestial strength and the sharp steel he was packing. Trying to rummage through wiring inside and pull them out in a savage attack!
[19:37] Cherry: grabs Alicias remains as Zeph does what Zeph does and flies her body to the rear line of troops."Get her to Lady N." She said before turning around and lifting into the air. Music beginning to play from her speakers. *https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eHkjPCGXKQ* the Electricity from her fingers spreading over her body as she used the electricity and the metal of her body to launch herself. Nowhere near rail gun speeds but hopefully enough to add some extra power to her hit
[19:39] Zephyr growls, raising her shield and taking the impact of the mech's blows like a champ. "This is getting tiresome...and I just arrived, too!" She says. Reaching down, she wraps her arms around one of the legs of the mech and sudden;y fires her thrusters backward with full force equalling up to several dozen tons, attempting to pull the leg out from under it and cause it to fall.
[19:44] Freyrson cuts a rift in space, a line of energy having forms in front of him before it expands. He could peak in from where he was, seeing the group inside battling machines. He only knew 2 people in there. Good enough for him. He unsheaths his sword throwing it through the wormhole as he stepped through. The legendary blade of his father spun through the air, aiming to embed itself in one of the eyes of the standing mech on the left. His hand still outstretched, he was calling the sword back, regardless if it struck or not. The sword would reverse course, flying back towards him and into his hand. "Am I late to this party?" he asked.
[19:54] Scene Nameless's grab keeps the guns occupied, side guns firing off randomly while the close-range impacts of the main gun start smashing up the barrels and twisting them out of shape. Magnum's drills finally pierce through, and the nanites sink in starting to tear apart core systems, the mech going nuts as it fires uncontrollably. Leapord's slash rips out a few more important systems, causing the larger mech to start shutting down. Cherry slams into the smaller mech again, the second short of its systems taking a bit longer to cycle through as sparks start flying from it. Zeph's pull catches the mech off-guard while rebooting, dropping it onto its back and sending up an even larger surge of spikes as a few internal systems break on impact. Freyrson's blade slices open a small slash on the top of the mech's head as it falls, exposing a few more core systems while it tries to get itself up, but clearly on its last legs now.
[20:01] Nameless didn't seem to turn to look at who was talking but replied with, "YES!" Her voice was amplified from how powered up she was, the blasts and twisting metal made it harder to grip the barrels of the giant mech, on its last shot her massive hands slipped and she flipped through the air! She magically landed on her feet like a cat, reorienting herself inside the cocoon and stepping forward to assess the situation, it seemed she did her best and undid the cocoon of energy around her, levitating for a moment before dropping to the ground and rubbing the side of her head, "Ow ow ow..." What a headache! She slowed her breathing and focused on the mission, though by the time she walked back into the hangar it might already be over? That giant form of hers took a lot out of her, but she was relatively unharmed, her clothing was a different story, the impacts on her hands made her own hands sore, and her clothing had neat little holes in convenient places from the blasts!
[20:01] Raigeki strolls up walking out of a massive pile of drones. Clearly she was holding off the massive horde while people took out the big robots.
[20:07] Magnum Opus was unable to resist salivating at the sensation his nanites sent him regarding the feast underway. This machine was far beyond his usual meals of cars and computers, it was like a delicacy he was allowed to gorge himself on. As the machine fell over, he found himself falling backwards, his grip unresponsive. Landing on the ground with a large thunk, he looked up to see his prosthetic arms had come undone at the elbow, and were trill holding tight to the toppled mech, thankfully he had spares already attached. Ignoring his limbs for a moment he approached the hole he had made, injecting his stinger in again, this time to begin harvesting the technology held within. As he waitied for his little drones to do their job, he pried free his severed arm and begun the process of re-attaching it, little sparks coming from the arc welders in each finger. He couldn't fix his arms without better tools and time, but he could re-attach them a the joints. "ICALLDIBSONTHISONE" he belted out as he savored the flavor of th
[20:07] Magnum Opus futuristic technology.
[20:09] AremusFireheart: The Leopard let out huffs and gasps for a moment. Yellow glow in his eyes temporarily subsiding in the wreckage of the broken down hangar. His sight squinted at Mangus who'd seemed like he was about to fuck this machine more than just eat it. Christ. He merely TAPPED the other on the shoulder as he continued to move. "You got dibbs, but the job ain't over buddy. Come on." He started to move again heading for the next door ahead of them and see if he could open it up. If not. force it open by breaking enough things.
[20:10] AremusFireheart: The Leopards looked to the remains of Alicia. There was... Well. A look on his face. Just... Christ. "Fuck... Just..." he couldn't say anything. He hardly knew her, but she didn't deserve that.
[20:12] Cherry: sees the opening in the head and moves around punching her hand into the opening and unleashing the lightning and the frost for the moisture and electricity right into it's core systems. She looks around at everyone, before heading through the first open door, disappearing. **Exit Post**
[20:12] Zephyr grins, then activates her boosters again, flying upwarrds for a moment before turning and dive-bombing straight into the mech's head, her shield extended forward to give the impact of a 50-ton sledgehammer against the mech's head.
[20:14] Freyrson looks around, surveying the scene. That seemed easy. Those must be the minions. He can see the remains of one of the combatants, apparently there has been a sacrifice in this battle already. Brandishing his sword, he walks towards the fallen mech, noting how the assault continued on it, but he had the feeling it was done, so he looks ahead. "Guessing I'd be correct in assuming that we are dealing with a machine invasion."
[20:15] Raigeki watches the cyborg as he goes at the fallen robot. She glances up to Zephyr and speaks " Watch that guy. If he gets infected, let us know-" she cuts off looking at Alicia " .. w- who was that ... "
[20:17] Scene Cherry and Zephyr's final strikes smash up several core systems of the downed mech, a last few sputters escaping it as it powers down. As Leopard approaches the door he gets scanned over and greeted by a harsh buzz, the door not moving at all
[20:21] Nameless was right when she thought it might be over when she walked into the hangar again. she kicked off the remains f her boots and stepped on the cold floor, walking up to the door and trying to grip it with her TK... She was mentally tired, could she summon enough to force the door open? The buzzer was annoying, and really hoped it would give her an excuse to zap it! But she was more focused on killing everything behind the door! Her face contorting in rage as she focused on it, she was going to have her revenge!
[20:24] AremusFireheart: Oh look. A force field door. How cute. For a moment, Alfonz gave a light tap on the continuous force field that barred them from getting in. He narrowed his eyes to the little panel next to the door. Claws were out once more. Casually busting into the panel control to merely rip out enough wires. Trying to deactivate the door by sheer brute force and vandalism. What could he say? He was not one for the subtle approach.
[20:24] Zephyr stands up and shakes herself off, looking at Mikoto. "Alicia." was all she said, her expression grim. Seeing Cherry walk off and Leopard denied access, she walks up to the door next to him, adressing the buzzer. "Look, mate. We're strapped for time here, yeah? And if there's one thing I hate, its asinine obstacles wasting me time. So I'll make this easy for you. Open up, and STAY open, or I'm blasting you and your precious door through the two bulkheads behind you. We're trying to keep most of this place intact, but I don't mind picking up a few pieces....savvy?" She punctuates her ultimatum by charging her thrusters and raising her pulse rifle again threateningly, as her minigun barrels spin up.
[20:27] Magnum Opus twisted his arms until he heard the telltale pop of them realigning and twitch back to life. Moving over to the other mech, he repeated the process of scanning and salvaging the technology he found inside, adding their schematics and functions to his already growing repertoire. "Come to papa... daddy wants a laser cannon..." he chuckled as the mouthpiece of his faceplate opened to reveal a long wire like tongue that ran along the machine's firing mechanism. "Uh... you all go ahead... I need to make some repairs and finish up here..." he said as he stripped the machine down. (EXIT)
[20:28] Freyrson walks up to the door, wondering what's on the other side. He had to keep from laughing at Zephyr's threatening display. She had a warrior's fire within her. He had a feeling that will be needed for what lies beyond. Still, this situation seemed like a pain. Question is, how do they get inside? His mind began going through the weapons he had, wondering if any of them would be of use. There is Skadi's hammer.. but that might not work.
[20:36] the electronic screech of Spark's cannon had beein firing regularly in the distance until a short time ago when it went silent, abruptly however it sounds close a drawn out wail, a glowing red circle appearing on the metal door behind as it superheats and melts out of the way, the science cat ducking through the hole sand coat, bodysuit rppling as she passes the still glowing edges, checking her weapon seeing two charges with the spindle closing in on a third "Rear guard is secure." She states neutrally
[20:37] Raigeki leans down and places some sort of beacon at the remains of Alicia then speaks into her com "I'm activating retrieval beacon 03. Top priority. One of our own. She gets retrieved even if we have to leave other stuff behind. " She then looks around a bit and finds a fallen drone. She spends a few moments tinkering with it and starts to carry the head over to the door. Once she gets there the head seems to power up The unit speaks it's identification number and claims to be escorting organic prisoners.
[20:39] Scene as soon as Zeph approaches the door the scanner runs over her and it opens up, revealing just a short hallway leading to a familiar-looking elevator deeper down. Deep underground a massive surge of energy erupts suddenly, and then continues to grow from there, though not affecting anything at the surface yet
[20:42] Nameless blinked as the door simply opened up, now was her chance! She huffed and levitated, then flew as fast as her TK could carry her to the doorway and inside, she didn't give a damn! Everything inside was going to burn get zapped or turn into a pretzel... The definition of a Loose Cannon, she was it! She would zap anyone who tried to stop her from getting her revenge... And there were more then enough people around to try and stop her! She was growling menacingly while flying, a clear sign she had hostile intentions!
[20:44] AremusFireheart: The Leopard looked to the disembodied head. Which was… a lot cleverer than his own stupid ass plan. So props to Railgun. When the shields went down he sort of followed the group in. Hailing an elevator to pick them all up to bring them back down to whatever sweet hell awaited them.
[20:45] Zephyr chuckles. "I see my negotiation skills with Singularity tech is still top notch." She says aloud, and walks through. As she does, though she takes a momment to jam the claws of her shield into the frame, bending it enough to pin the door in place for the others to follow her through.
[20:47] Freyrson shrugs and follows the others to the door. His sword disappears, being replaced by his shield as he holds it in front of himself for some cover. He can feel the energy inside and can tell ti was something fierce.
[20:48] Raigeki winks at Zephyr, not telling anyone that her current body had the ability to mimic singularity tech The head deactivates and she hangs it on her belt just in case and starts to proceed, murmuring " Good job" To Zephyr
[20:49] Sparks simply follws after, slinging her cannon for now, not having a use for it in such close confines
[20:52] Scene the elevator allows everyone to file in at once, and then lowers you down into an underground facility with more familiar features, the beeps and whirrs of computers filling the air down here to replace the ongoing gunfire up above
[20:52] Raigeki looks to Zephyr and then tosses her a smaller hand gun to use while in tight quarters
[20:58] Nameless uses her TK as soon as the door opens up, forcing herself out and in her rage might have pushed some people back or out of the way forcefully! She obviously was not in her sane set of mind at the moment, overtaken with grief and anger! She rounded the corner and motioned with her hand from left to right, a giant TK hand sweeping across the hallway to clear it of obstacles, she wanted to move FAST! Kill everything inside and avenge her lost species! Robots couldn't have done this... She was looking for fleshy bits! If the wave cleared the area enough to move through then she would...
[21:00] AremusFireheart: Alfonz was left to sort of take in the corridor around him. The constant buzz and whirl of computer tech was not soothing. Somehow it was uneasing. Nothing would bring him more calm than to make those noises cease. This trance was only broken by Nameless who’d seemed like she was going to tear through this whole facility. Holy crap! “Hey! Don’t go too far up!” He warned the other now following around the corner!
[21:00] Zephyr looks at the close quarters and adjusts the settings on he gun, dialing it in for single, but powerful shots. She clicks a toggle on her shield as well, which rotates to melee position, the twin tungsten-lined claws on the bottom gleaming threateningly. She moves forward, the HUD on her helmet (which she totally forgot to put on but now has recitifed that situation, shut up) warns of an incoming corner, and possible hostiles just aroundit. Holding up her hand, she stops the others, unable to do much about Nameless as she charges in. With a low grumble, she raises her shield and comes around the corner, weapon raised and ready to charge...
[21:02] Freyrson couldn't help but laugh as he's pushed aside by Nameless, who was charging ahead. "Ever the one full of spirit!" he said. "Let's make sure she doesn't get herself killed." He follows, moving up ahead with his shield still in front, preparing for the coming danger.
[21:03] Sparks catches the weapon, examining it quietly and maglocking it to her hip armor plate, staying in the back following after eyes open, her network reestablishing with the group and starting to share map, target, and sensor data between everyone
[21:07] Raigeki walks up and takes a place besides Zephyr. She pulls her tonfa off their clip and they extend. Next, her body is sheathed in electricity " Welp. Time to make thor look like a whiney little bitch" Still seething with energy from the boost she got from Galaxia and Nameless She then tapps a button on her armor [ https://youtu.be/YIMfrCyaepA ]
[21:09] Scene Nameless's TK burst knocks the command drones aside for a moment, but the robo-dinos push through it and rush towards the group with snapping jaws and slashing claws. The two basic drones off to the sides both leap up at Nameless once her blast is done, trying to slice her open with their energy blades
[21:14] Nameless burst with lightning at the two drones leaping at her, she didn't have time for this! She spun to avoid a direct hit, the heat singeing the remains of her clothing further as she narrowly dodges the blades, the fire seemed to grow on her clothing and envelope the drones as the amulet around her neck glowed brightly! She was not going to stick around to see if it worked or not..."I will hear your screams and revel in them!" Was she going insane again?! For the sake of the group she better not be!
[21:16] AremusFireheart: The Leopard had followed in a blur sprint after. The sudden launching attack had thrown him entirely off guard. Well fuck-He was soon face to face with a damn DINOSAUR! One that ripped its teeth right into his shoulder causing him to scream in pain. The intense glow took over again. Snarling back even as the creature tried to carve its talons into his body and crush him with its own weight. In a sudden response he tried to SLAM the creature in question against the bulkhead wall. Trying to repeatedly SMASH it until something broke even as it continued to claw and mangle him!
[21:17] AremusFireheart: Wrestling a dinosaur, he could cross that off the list.
[21:17] Zephyr One thing one would not expect is a semi truck driving down the halls. There was no semi-truck, but there was Zephyr. Already weighing half a ton in her armor, she had used her boosters to reach a speed of 45 kilometers per hour in the space of only about 10 meters when she, her shield leading, slammed into the dinos. She focused on the one on the left first, trying to bowl it over and then hammer it down with her shield, but with her plasma rifle hand she zeroed in on the other and fired a shot. Unlike the burst of bolts from earlier, this was only a single shot, but overcharged, giving it the penetrative power of anti-armor tank round and the explosive force of a small grenade.
[21:19] Freyrson spotting the group of robo dinos rushing towards them, he would rush forward himself, shield up as he would slam it into one of the dinos before pinning it against the wall. He'd take out his axe then, flinging it through the air to dig into the skull of another dinosaur.
[21:23] Raigeki takes a half step back and then she leaps forward in the space above her allies head, seizing the tonfa magnetically and shooting forward like a psycho crusher, surrounded in electricity, and heading right for the drone leaping at Nameless on the right
[21:24] Sparks hangs back in the doorway, observing fiving everyone effective eyes in the back of their heads to coordinate attacks
[21:34] Scene Nameless's surge of energy melts partially at those drones, one grabbing onto her leg to hold on and keep slashing at her even as the flames lick at it. Leopard grapples with the dino, but even a flesh dino is quite heavy, let alone one made of solid steel, so a lot of his force goes into just lifting and moving it leaving not enough to truly smash the creature. Zephyr's shield charge is like slamming straight into a wall, her raptor rearing back but not falling, the shot slamming into the other dino and blasting a sizeable chunk out of it. Freyrson joins in with Leopard, gaining more momentum to pin that one into place together, the axe throw only landing a glancing strike to the one struggling against Zeph. Raigeki's charge hits the second of the basic drones, electricity surging through it and sending it flying from it's mid-jump position, collapsing to the ground for the moment. The pinned dino claws and snaps at the two holding it as best it can, while the other tries to lunge forward and chomp on Z
[21:34] Scene: Zeph over the top of the shield. The two command drones move forward, hands opening up to reveal plasma cannons, which start firing, one towards Raigeki and the other towards Nameless
[21:40] Nameless felt a tug and something hot! She flipped and spun erratically to avoid getting directly hit by the drone clamped onto her leg! Why didn't she just blast it! She wanted nothing more than to blast it into smithereens, but it was holding onto her leg, that meant she couldn't effectively fight it! She noted the plasma bolts almost to late and tried spinning the drone into them to block the shots! A few would hit her, but the heat would dissipate and leave her falling to the ground in pain! Her sword vibrated however, it was reveling in the pain and suffering of it's host!
[21:43] AremusFireheart: HGHN! This thing was heavy as fuck! Even for his enhanced strength! He snarled at it, it bit his helmet for a moment. Sinking teeth on his head that he only pulled off by thrusting a fist into its massive maw! Fuck! This thing continued to tussle and claw. Soon the handsome demigod was on his side. Helping him pin the creature. Woah. Thank you god. For delivering him in a literal sense. But with that said he noticed the axe, not stuck in the bulk head. He heaved his body forward trying to push this thing further into the axe blade. Then a vicious forrah of punches and strikes. Powerful blows trying to pommel into into the axe itself though he felt it snap and bash into him with each punch he tried. Grunting and groaning in horrid pain as he took as much as he dished out! He seemed to be a clawed up Mess. Bleeding on cut wounds all over his battle armor riddled body!
[21:46] Zephyr: /me, seeing the other creature blasted by her plasma rifle but not down yet, continues pulling the trigger, pumping round after round into the creature until either her magazine empties or the creature falls. Meanwhile, while the raptor indeed tried to chomp down on Zeph, it would suddenly get a nasty surpise as the miniguns on Zephyr's shoulders opened fire, pumping hundreds of high-velocity rounds straight into the raptor's throat and the roof of its mouth. While it did this, Zephyr ramped up the power, pushing backagainst the creature with 50 tons, then 60 tons, trying to push it back and pin it against the wall as her miniguns continued to fire into it.
[21:48] Raigeki proceeded to perform several actions at once. Trusting the three behind her to handle the dinos, she moves up to Nameless She released the tonfa in her left hand magnetically accelerating it at the drone clinging to Nameless, trying to shatter it's shoulder while one of the knives shoots out from the holster on her leg and shoots out at the drone on the ground with the crack of a sonic boom. trying to make it stay down. Finally she erects an electromagnetic shield to block the plama bursts. knowing the others couldn't hear her over combat she says " Sword you better be helping her. If she goes down I'll melt you! You know I can do it too!" hoping that the sword remembered their previous encounter. She began to eye the command drone to the right and with her now free left hand, took a cable from the transmitter on her backpack and plugged it into her helmet.
[21:51] Sparks watches the brawl and looks down to the handgun Mikoto had tossed to her "..." she steps back a few measured paces and moves down to one knee, unslinging her weapon dialing a tight focus beam and keeping her finger on the power control, waiting to see if one of the dinos breaks through ZephLeopard or gets a clear shot, she'd skewer it immediately with a brilliant column of energy
[21:59] Scene Nameless is able to swing up the drone into the shots aimed at her, several holes ripping into it as its struggles weaken. Leopard is able to slowly push the dino's head back, starting to slowly crumple it, the mechanical beast continuing to struggle against him. Zeph's blasts rip more holes into the pinned dino, one of them impacting the head and helping to drive it back into the axe, finally making that one shut down, while the other one keeps struggling against her, the miniguns keeping its jaws from landing a totally solid bite but not managing much damage, and the dino still holding up against her press. Raigeki's knife drives into a joint, pinning down the downed drone, while the tonfa batters the other standard drone, its grip giving out as the accumulated damage overwhelms it. Sparks doesn't yet get a clean shot at the dino still up, with Zeph pressed up so close against it. The command drones try circling out to the edges of the room to get around Mikoto's barrier, continuing to pelt the two up
[22:02] Nameless's eyes snapped to Raigeki s she spoke to the sword, how did she know it was sentient?! Her lips moved and disembodied voice spoke, "We are helping her, she is filled with grief for her lost species..." The amulet glowed as the Sword vibrated even harder, "She is Delicious!" It was at this point her eyes went blank as the spirit inside the sword took over completely, the amulet glowed even brighter and the sword shot from her hand towards the nearest command drone, it was so fast! Her power drained as it impacted so it was going for a maxed out skewer attack aimed right for it's chest... The amulet sparked and lightning arced towards Raigeki as she simply stood up with her ankle looking severely bruised from the grip the robot had on it... The threat from Raigeki got the two sentient weapons moving at least, but the hatred emanating from the sword towards Raigeki could easily be felt!
[22:05] AremusFireheart: Alfonz could only see mechanical and computerized alien tech now ripped open from metal skin. The machine a mess and he himself slightly out of breath. Christ. Staggering only a moment he saw the other applying real pressure on Zephyr. He took some breaths, trying to syce himself up! Then he went barreling forward! Attempting to use his tremendous strength to tackle into the creature and grab it’s neck. Trying to pull upwards so the other would get a clean shot on some of its more essential systems in its underbelly!
[22:05] AremusFireheart: "Take the shot!" He told the other half wheezing! He couldn't hold this thing for long!
[22:07] Zephyr grinds her teeth and keeps the pressure on the surviving dino, raising her rifle and aiming it point blank at the dino's head. She pulls the trigger, again sending shot after shot into it while her shoulder guns continue to fire.
[22:13] Raigeki focuses on the drone in front of her and grabs the wire in the back of her helmet. she spun her tonfa to block plasma shots grunting as one took her in the center of the chest. She staggers back a step but then vanishes in a flash of light and reappears right next to the drone trying to plug in to the port on her arm. " Zeph! Link to CELES and give me all the processing power you can without hindering yourself! " She then began to to try to infiltrate the drone, using everything she learned from her first attempt and everything she learned from analyzing the captured one " not getting away this time... " she muttered
[22:17] Sparks swivels her barrel to the right as she gains a clear target, pulling the trigger without hesitation a blinding beam screaming through the door way lancing dead center on the yellow painted bot's chest.. and at full power it would likely punch right through, then the equipment behind it, then the wall, and cut a laser straight cylindrical path of destruction some distance further as one of the charge panels on her cannon goes dark
[22:19] Scene Nameless's sword skewers through the command unit on her side, the full force flinging it back and impaling it onto the wall, sparks erupting from the wound. Leopard manages to pull the mecha-dino's head back, allowing Zeph's rifle to land a series of direct hits that carve deep into it and blow out enough systems to shut that one down. Raigeki connects to the other command drone, starting to slam into the firewall systems when Sparks cannon slams into that one at full force and rips a hole through the main power unit
[22:21] AremusFireheart: Alfonz sort of fell to the floor on his legs. The wounds looking a little severe. Enough to put him out of commission. "Agh..." he murmured half to himself. Shaking his head. "That dino did too bad a number on me. I'll stick back... make sure nothing dangerous comes this way and tries to ambush you." he promised. Because in his current condition he couldn't continue,.
[22:23] Zephyr glances at Mikoto as she plugs in. "I can do even better with that. Cover me." She says. She suddenly goes still, powering down as she begins to divert all her processing power to Mikoto...along with the processing power of a few others...or she tries to. Blinking, she looks at Mikoto again warily as she comes back online. "Miss?"
[22:24] Nameless looked on with a blank expression on her face, then walked forward and gripped the sword in the command units chest. "Feel our wrath..." Power surged back into her possessed body and she waved a hand, trying to manipulate the robot into a pretzel, any bolts shot at her had the heat absorbed into the lighting ball forming in front of her chest, What remained was deflected by her TK. If she had control of her facial expression it would look menacing!
[22:27] Freyrson battled his way through the dinos, leaping and rolling over the leopard man, shield up to provide cover for a period. He retrieves his axe before moving forward to rejoin the group, placing an enchantment on the leopard man to insure his safety. His shield disappears being replaced by his sword. He was ready to go more offense than defense.
[22:33] Raigeki drops to the ground and grabs her head as the shot rips through the power core of the drone. Her helm doesn't broadcast her voice but muffled screaming can be heard after about 2 minutes of this she she falls over backward staring up at the ceiling, and breathing heavily.
[22:34] Sparks blinks "...?" and stands, padding forward warily cradling the cannon as the spindle turns recharging, one of her charge panels glowing back to life
[22:36] Scene the room is empty of threats now, only the hum of machinery lingering here, along with the still-building energy source far below for those that can sense it
[22:39] Nameless liked Raigeki... The sword and Amulet however hated her dearly... Threatening them was a capitol offense in their book! She turned really slowly as the sword vibrated, then shot toward Raigeki! It felt like it didn't have a better chance then now to kill it's rival and hated nemesis!
[22:48] Zephyr blinks and rushes to Mikoto's side. "Miss! Bloody hell...can you hear me?" She shakes Mikotos shoulder, trying to get a response. Regardless of the response she gets, she reaches down to find the release for Mikoto's helmet, releasing it if she finds one. "Don't you die on me now. Of all the shite we've been though, I'm mot losing you to a bloody dump shock. Say something!" She looked up suddenly, and her shield out, putting it between Mikoto and the sword. The shield itself can no-sell anti-armor rounds from a main battle tank, and the energy barrier on it just made those chances even better. She looked at Nameless as her helmet visor went translucent, her expression dead. "You just made my shite list, toothpick. Expect your edge to be ground down until you cannot even cut paper when this is over."
[22:50] Freyrson walks over to Zephyr and Mikoto, kneeling to look at her.. "If you friend is injured maybe I can help," he said. "Does anyone have water?"
[22:55] Raigeki s helmet snaps open, allowing Zephyr acess. Mikoto's golden eyes seem blank with a 'nobody home' look to them, however they sift to a silver color and she being to blink and groan. After a few minutes of that she rubbs her face and pinches her nose " oh fuck... "
[22:56] Sparks frowns as she steps forward, cradling her weapon in her arms at her hips pointed towards nameless after that attack, looking down at Mikoto then past, surveying the equipment and hallway making sure it was clear, though keeping her barrel pointed at the alien girl "I can call for a medic from the rear guard forces, what happened to her?"
[22:57] Nameless grunted as the sword impaled the shield, "MEDDLER!" The amulet dimmed and the sword flew back to her hand, "Today is not her day it seems...." The blank look on her face as she spoke suddenly had tears flowing from the eyes, the host was glad but the sentient sword and amulet were really pissed off! She huffed angrily and the air became humid, then a ball of water formed next to Freyrson, "Next time we will refuse to help... And we will kill her..." Attempt FAILED! And they went back to helping the group... Raigeki could die later, and there might be another opportunity, but right now they seemed a little miffed with the failure.
[22:59] Zephyr looks relieved when Mikoto opens her eyes and curses. Reaching down, she holds out a hand to help Mikoto up."Dump shock." She says to spark. "Feedback from the destriction of that power cell overloaded her. She's lucky she didn't burst every blood vessel in her head..." She commented, examining the hole in her shield and frowning at Nameless. "I suggest you bid your toothpick to stop talking, or else I will toss it into the resource bin of that assembly line. Another drone to fight would be worth it to silence it's gibbering." She frowns, but looks at Mikoto. "do you need a medic, miss?"
[23:02] Freyrson pats Nameless on the back. "I know you mean well nameless one," he said. "And thank you. Guide the water to the woman. I will require it to heal her, unless she does not need it?" He looks at Zephyr and Mikoto, waiting for confirmation before moving forward.
[23:02] Raigeki rolls her eyes up to Nameless and grunts. " Okay. I shouldn't have threatened you. So I'll make you a bargin. You swear to protect Nameless with all you have, And I'll make you the strongest sword on this planet. ... oh. and you have to promise not to try to kill me again " She looks at Zephyr " I I don't think so... One minute i was jacking into the drone.. the next .. just .. pain.. "
[23:03] Sparks tilts an ear "destruction of the power cell..?" she repeats, then her eyes fall on the drone she'd shot, the near perfect hole cut through it's chest and her face loses color, then expression. She says nothing, turning stiffly to the unexplored hallway her expression blank as she waits.
[23:06] Nameless was not in control of herself, She snapped her teeth as she got patted on the back "We require nothing from a low born slut such as yourself weakling, our host will not feel the pain of her injuries, only grief..." The ball of water shot at Raigeki and splashed on her harmlessly, "Do it yourself Scum..." Yea, they were pretty pissed off about the failure!
[23:08] Zephyr sighs and pulls Mikoto to her feet, holding her up until she's able to stand on her own. "Miss...with all due respect, that was a tad reckless...." she looks at Sparks, her expression slightly exasperated, but not accusatory. "I'm just glad you're okay, Miss." She looks at the sword again. "Hey toothpick. Give it a rest. I'm still going to grind your edge off but if you keep that up I'll have our witch nullify your powers and sell you to a LARPer."
[23:10] Freyrson sighs. "Well so much for that," he said. As he looks at Mikoto he raises a brow. "You are a special one. Your soul left you body for a moment and yet.. it came back. It took me a moment to realize that. My own spirit group took notice especially."
[23:13] Raigeki gets up with Zeph's help she rubbs the back of my neck " Okay. uh.. so in the future please don't destroy something I'm jacked into " she staggers a bit and then stands on her own " yeah.. that.. happened once before... " then looks to Zeph. " Stop threatening the sword. It's mad because I wouldn't let it revel in Nameless's pain.. " And then looks to the sword " And sword. Stop being a jerk, and start thinking about what I can do. You know damn well I can make good on my offer. " She takes a few steps " Okay.. .. we.. got a job to do.. " and starts moving on \
[23:13] Sparks: "..."
[23:14] Scene the next hallway gives no sign of what else may lay beyond, just opening into another small chamber. The energy below continues to build, well beyond what's used to run the entirety of Celestial City by this point
[23:18] Nameless huffed and levitated to prevent her from walking on the bruised ankle, the sword vibrated with obvious fury as it followed behind the group, it could try again, but it knew what Raigeki was capable of, doing it while she was awake or aware was not a good idea! They scanned the area for hostiles as they levitated into the next corridor, might as well use this rage on something else!
[23:18] Zephyr looks back at Mikoto. "You know, if this place still has functional generators when we're done....we may want to look into..." She stops at the corner, holding a hand up. "Movement ahead." Slowly, she peeks around, looking into the hallway. "More dinos....ready for round 2?"
[23:19] Freyrson follows closely behind, sword at the ready. "How many of these things are there?"
[23:22] Raigeki walks forward and pokes a single finger just past the wall " Okay. " She thinks a moment " lets do this smart. Zeph you pin the left one. Big guy, you pin the other. Sparks and me focus down Zeph's dino then the other one. Nameless. if there's anythng hiding in there you deal with it, if there isn't you help focus down the dinos. "
[23:23] Sparks nods curtly, then tilts ear at the anomalous EM reading, and her eyes unfocus as her suit sensors measure the continuing energy buildup, extrapolating the increase "We may have another problem." she states emotionlessly, pushing the readings to the other's HUDs and monitoring it as she follows.
[23:25] Scene the dino-bots seem quite attentive, apparently alerted by the previous battle, but not moving forward yet
[23:28] Nameless spits on the ground, "You presume to order us, but you are not our host! Nor our maker!" They rounded the corner, sword vibrating furiously and shoots towards the dino on the right, while the amulet glowed intensely and a large bolt of lightning rushes forth to the one on the left, Nameless herself remained motionless, levitating towards the ceiling, watching everything with a blank look on her face, "Witness out power and tremble!"
[23:28] Zephyr nods, raising her shield and charging around the corner. This time, she focuses all her attention on the left bot, unloading round after round of high power plasma bolts aimed at the dino's head while her miniguns lay down a withering fullisade of covering fire. She stops just before the door, her sensors picking up addtional signitures, and she holds position, still firing at the left dino. "Will someone shut that bloody toothpick up?"
[23:31] Freyrson as his two comrades go on the attack, he actually hesitates realizing how the dinos themselves have not reacted to them before they attacked. He wondered if they could've strategized before going in, though he enjoys a good battle himself. It was too late for that now. He tosses his sword, the famous blade of Freyr spinning through the air to cut down dinos before flying back into the hands of his owner.
[23:40] Raigeki moves out right behind Zephyr, but as if given a warning she spins just when passing the door-frame " Well we HAD a plan.. " four simultaneous cracks as she fling her arms out at an angle, rail gunning two spikes each at the dino on the left , muttering something about tossing smart-ass knives into lakes.
[23:44] Sparks moves around the corner barrel up and glowing, then frowns as again all she has in her sights is hallway and her allies backs, frowning lowering a bit, then as the warning blip and targeting info flows through her line of sight she smirks thinly, cannon barrel traversing left, keeping it on beam power, the last lit cylinder going dark for now as the weapon discharges, the rumbling boom of the cannon deafening in the small space as the energy column slams into the wall to Zeph's left and would sluice right through it and the drone lying in 'ambush'
[23:49] Scene Nameless's sword deflects off the larger dino with barely a scratch, the smooth organic design making it hard to get a solid impact, while the electrical blast makes the smaller dino twitch and roar out. Zeph's barrage rains into the staggered target, ripping several chunks out of its head. Freyrson's sword adding a few more slashes along the edges as it flies out, but a tail slap sends it flying back early. Raigeki adds her own assault to the already staggered target, sending it collapsing to the ground from the continued impacts. Sparks blast cuts through the wall and rips clean through the lurking command drone, dropping a smoking robo-corpse to the floor. The larger dino rushes forward, each step shaking the floor as it moves with the force of a speeding semi to slam through everyone it can reach, while the remaining drone uses the divider wall for cover and tries to snipe plasma shots into the large group of targets
[23:53] Nameless zipped forwards quickly as it was revealed more enemies were present, her ankle hitting the door frame on her way through, "Pain! Death! Chaos! Let us dance!" The sword flipped around as it left nearly nothing on it's target, and soared into her hand again giving her body more power! She changed tactics right away and focused all of her TK on the larger Dino, trying to lift it just enough to make it's momentum a little less then what it wanted! Sharp teeth were not her friend!
[23:55] Zephyr grins and clicks another button on her shield. The entire piece begins spinning like a frisbee, and she winds up...then tosses it, the entire armor sailing straight and true at the monster's face. It would impact with the force of a modestly-sized car at freeway speed, but really it was just something to get the dino to deflect away. "Always wanted to do this." She said, and jumped up, attempting to grapple onto the dinosaur with one arm and get upright, her arm still gripping the rifle switching the weapon to automatic mode and beginning to unload right into the back of the dino's skull.
[00:01] Freyrson is encircled by blades of energy, rotating around his body. He looks at the dinosaurs, holding his blade up, blunt side to deflect plasma fire as the one drone rains it on the group. Pointing at the larger dinosaur, one of the energy swords fly out towards it.
[00:01] Raigeki drops down to one knee to give Sparks a shot, not really able to go for a multi-shot this time around she goes for a singular more powerful shot aiming for the dino's left knee, while giving the drone a strong magnetic push to try to turn it so that it shoots the dino instead of her allies
[00:09] Sparks grins tightly, zeroing in on the opening given and firing, the beam of destruction lancing forward through the gap and slamming into the dino as another panel goes dark, the spindle still whining working on recharging, one of the other panels lighting shortly after that one goes dark, she adds a simple indicator to her icon in the tactical HUD to show her charge status; 1/4 charges, 0% built up to next charge
[00:11] Scene Nameless's lift slows the dino slightly and throws off its balance, but the beast is too heavy to lift entirely. Zeph's shield knocks the dino's head aside long enough for her to leap up, but doesn't divert the charge, the barrage starting to chip away at the armor on the skull. Freyrson's energy blade slashes deeper than the physical one, but still faces significant resistance from the massive beast. Raigeki's shot knocks the other leg out of place, combined with the lift on the other side causing the beast to go into a spin and roll, like a car going out of control, threatening to crush the whole group as it careens along, while the push does throw the drone's aim off, causing it to halt fire for a moment until it can get back into position. Sparks blast rips a large chunk out of the dino's torso as it spirals, destroying some internals as well, but not enough to cut clear through it.
[00:16] Nameless dropped the dino as it began to spin, hoping it would get jammed in the doorway and not crush anyone... Except maybe Zeph and Mikoto, that would be fine... Not really though! The sword and amulet wouldn't be too sad to see them die...
[00:17] Zephyr hits her thrust jets and jumps off the dino, towards the remaining drone. She raises her rifle and fires at the drone as she flies, coming in to land on top of it and crush it under half a ton of armor and gynoid. Even if it diidn't crush it, it was still being pelted with bolts of plasma...
[00:19] Freyrson directs the remaining three energy blades to fly out, aiming to cut through the place that the original had hit before summoning four more to circle around himself. "These thing are getting tougher the further we go," he said. "They can't fight worth a damn, but make up for it in sturdiness."
[00:21] Raigeki vanishes in a blink of light reappearing at the back of the hallway. When she reappears she reaches out at the dino and pushes with all her might magnetically trying to stop it
[00:26] Sparks waits for it to stop spinning around so much, then blasts it in the spine emptying another charge
[00:27] Scene Zeph's barrage starts ripping chunks out of the remaining drone, her impact sending it staggering back but far from crushing it. Freyrson's energy blades finish cutting the mech in half, while Raigeki's push manages to slow it enough by the time it reaches the door that that impact stops it. Sparks' blast rips another large chunk out of the dino, enough internals destroyed that it completely shuts down. The drone returns a blind spray of fire in Zeph's general direction, while the smaller dino tries to get back to its feet
[00:31] Nameless walks calmly to the crashed dino and jumps on top, she then put everything she had into crushing the one trying to get up further into the ground! She was eerily silent as she smashed her TK into it!
[00:34] Zephyr blinks as she realizes her mistake of discarding her shield, just enough time to take a few rounds to her stomach, the exposed part of her body being torn open and the rounds ravaging her internal components. She cries out in pain, but begins returning fire, her miniguns joining the fullisade as they try to pump as many rounds as possible into this one hapless drone.
[00:37] Freyrson would throw his sword as it curves around to attack the drone. He would then direct one of his energy blades with his other hand, shooting straight towards the machine.
[00:39] Raigeki: moves forward at a sprint as she sees Zephyr take a hit. She reaches out at the drone and with a vicious growl tries to tear apart the drone from the inside out attemping to grasp it's components and yank them in every which direction
[00:40] Sparks vaults up over the lip of the door finally moving into the room, hanging back cannon lowered as it continues to hum and charge, staying back while she's defenceless
[00:41] Scene the array of attacks easily overwhelms the remaining drone, components ripping out and vaporizing until the ruined chassis collapses to the floor, while the TK field is easily enough to push back the already struggling dino-mech, leaving it pinned to the floor flailing
[00:50] Nameless keeps the flailing dino down and sits on the bigger one, removing just enough of her TK to let the head thrash around, "There ya go..." The sword was losing its influence on Nameless, and she would snap back to reality in a few moments!
[00:50] Zephyr one hand is held over the hole in her stomach, while the other still holds onto her rifle. "Gyah.....thank you, Miss." She said, looking to the dino. Despite the sparks shooting from her torso, she raises her rifle and begins firing into the dinosaur, trying to put it down.
[00:54] Freyrson walks over to the dinosaur, sword in hand as he looks at it. With everyone attacking and pining it, he looks upon it with pity. "I'm sorry this has happened to you and your kind, little one," he said before gripping his sword with both hands and swinging the blade towards its neck.
[00:58] Raigeki turns and grabs one of the knives off it's holster, then fires it off like one of her smaller railgun mods, aiming for the base of the dino's neck. " hang in there Zeph. Once this thing is down I'll do some field repairs. "
[01:00] Sparks moves up into the room, skirting around Zeph to the right keeping her distance, one of the charge panels on her cannon glows to life but she saves her fire watching as they finish it off, moving to look down the hallway and clear it "Another elevator." she reports
[01:02] Scene with the dino-mech pinned down, it's easy for repeated shots and slashes to break through the armor and smash it beyond any function, the room going quiet once more, though the hum of energy flowing through the facility is growing louder
[01:06] Nameless seems to visibly tense up as the Sword releases her, she flails and looks around for a moment... She had aclearmemory of what happened unfortunately and tried to play it off as ok... She reached into her bag on her hip and pulled out another Spicy burger, it was her last one... She unwrapped it and ate it while watching the goings ons in the room, but also keeping her power at max just in case something else happened... She had a few burns from the previous fights but didn't seem to bothered by anything other then her swollen ankle...
[01:06] Zephyr sighs, finally slumping forward a little. Her stomach wound is no longer sparking, but it looks pretty nasty. "I'm still five by five, miss....a few systems offline but I can walk. Which means..." She walks over to where her shield lay, picking it up and attaching it to her arm. "...I can fight." Despite saying this, she will not resist as mikoto does the field repairs. "We should hurry, Miss. I don't know what's down there but it almost feels like it's waiting for us....we'd best not make it come to us first."
[01:09] Freyrson dispells his summoned blades, leaning against a wall in silence as he waits. Whatever is done here, it must be near. He needed to mentally prepare himself for battle and to continue on.
[01:09] Raigeki walks up and pulls off her pack " Yes. And with those energy readings I need you as close to functional as possible. " She opens her pack and begins to pull out components " Five minutes. Just give me five minutes. "
[01:12] Sparks pads down the hall to the elevator in the meantime, examining it, wondering how much more of this facility there was as her weapon hums continuing to build the next charge
[01:19] Zephyr lets Mikoto tend to the damage, but groans and wobbles on her feet. "Miss....I think this is more than a five minute job...." she says, then falls backwards with a heavy thump onto the floor. "Lower abdominal servos...failed."
[01:23] Raigeki begins to work as fast as she can, swapping out what parts she can with the emergency parts she brought. Every once in a while she rips out a component from one of the drones inspects it, stripped it down and modifies it " we'll have you back on your feet in a bit "
[01:24] Sparks glances down at her cannon and wanders back from the lift "I've depleted most of my weapon charge,a nd a good chunk of my energy reserves. If she can self repair some or i can help then I can stay up here with her for a bit and recharge and guard her, then join you when I can"
[01:26] Zephyr sighs and takes her helmet off, shaking her head. "Miss...you don't have time to mess around with me. Whatever is down there KNOWS we're coming, and if we don't take it out now its going to do something drastic." She sighs and sits down. "Go without me. Sparks will watch my back."
[01:27] Sparks would crouch down as Mikoto leaves, setting her cannon across her knees as she lsurveys Zeph "Alright... tell me what I can do to help..?"
[01:34] Nameless munched on her burger happily and levitated, her clothing finally just falling off from the damage it had received earlier, "Huh... Ok then..." She preferred shorts anyway,and began trying to fashion some kind of covering from what remained... Short shorts and a tiny top? That might not hold at all... If it did then it would be just long enough to finish this mission!

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Re: The end of an era

Post by DeuxBlackthorn » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:33 am

[17:55] AremusFireheart: The Leopard arrived back into the fight. His armor and his person was patched up. Plugged with patch work metal and spray on medical supplies. He seemed a little worse for wear. "...Fuck all shivabots everywhere." Was all he had to say.
[17:57] Sparks is in the corner, treating a badly injured Zeph-yr as the others regroup to tackle the last elevator "Good luck" she sighs
[17:58] Cherry: leans against a wall, looking a bit concerned at those around her.
[17:59] Ascendant (Talista Glas) after two days of caring for the wounded, it was time to go. She moved, informing the commander she was a volunteer for the final push and put one of her doctors in charge. She moved quickly through the battlefield and the facility, eventually reaching the main group. She moves up to Raigeki and gives her a thumbs up sign
[17:59] Raigeki looks over to Cherry, begining to send a stream of power to her " Is there anything i can do to help you ? " looking at those they had to leave
[18:00] Cherry: nods."Yes, do not let me absorb anyone else. I feel I am starting to enjoy it and that is a problem."
[18:00] AremusFireheart: The Leopard just gave Sparks a somewhat casual wave goodbye. Seeing the damaged android she was taking care of. He took a breath. Damn. The others seemed to be talking. So he crossed his arms and tried to look tough... for?? The robots? Look that was most of his work, he was slipping into habits. "What is even down there?" he found himself asking.
[18:00] AremusFireheart: "LIke some giant computer brain or something?"
[18:02] Raigeki sighs and does a scan of Cherry. " I guess that could be a problem but you still need to be in good working order. "
[18:04] Sparks carefully extracts shrapnel as she patches systems, emerald eyes locked onto what she's doing "I'll join you all when and if I can.. but if you need fire support I think I my beams can cut down there from here... I's a lot of rock but there seems to be mostly just a big empty chamber. I'm uploading my readings and scans to Raikegi, as well as log of the power increases, just have her mark a target"
[18:04] Cherry: nods."I am at optimal efficiency, but I realized some of these beings could be classified as... siblings, and if I must fight them I will but essentially what I am doing now is like cannibalism, and I don't want to turn into some kind of weird being addicted to absorbing its own kind for survival."
[18:05] AremusFireheart: Alfonz feel a little weirded out by that statement. "Uh... What do you mean they are your siblings?" He found himself asking.
[18:05] Galaxia hovers lost in thought and concentration
[18:06] Raigeki: Okay. That's understandable i suppose. " She then shrugs cutting off Cherry. " She's a robot and doesn't think eating other robots is a good habit to get into "
[18:06] Katy raises her bottle in somewhat indifferent gesture "Evenin' ...short mission briefing please."
[18:07] Raigeki looks at Katy. " Lots of drones. some robot dinosaurs. There's something emitting MASSIVE amounts of energy below us. We're on the final streach "
[18:08] Ascendant (Talista Glas) licks her lips "Robot dinosaurs? That explains some of the weird injuries I had to treat I guess. Still...ok" she states and looks slowly around "Strictly smash and grab or can we try and save some artifacts for study?
[18:08] AremusFireheart: I mean, when they start trying to kill you will she be as indifferent? That was at least running through Alfonz's mind as he looked at the bottle. "I thought you had to be sober to do this whole life or death mission." The LEopard expressed. Alfonz, after all you been through it would have been better if you weren;t.
[18:09] Cherry: hangs her head, before picking up the remains of a shivabot, about to speak before Raigeki stops her. A smile crossing her face."Indeed, before she looks at raigeki snapping off a finger."If my main body is destroyed drop this in a pile of metal over time I will rebuild myself through the nanites." as she offers the finger to Raigeki.
[18:10] Raigeki looks to Antecedent. " We're playing it by ear. But if we can i'd like to salvage this place. The resources would help the city imensely "
[18:11] Tunguskaa managed to melt out of the ether, smg still slung over one shoulder. 'Hopefully, at least. Did you manage to get any sort of blueprints out of the generator that could help?'
[18:12] Katy nods and stows her bottle away "Force recon mission ? Seems no need to care about any sort of diplomatic approach then. Who's leadin' this whole show ?"
[18:13] Raigeki: " Galaxia was running the show.. I kinda took over when she hung back to give us cover "
[18:13] Ascendant (Talista Glas) nods and slowly sighs, reaching back and drawing her blade, energy rippling along it as the frequency dialed up to max operating rate. She turned it over a few times, giving a flourish "Grab what you can get then, I guess...and don't get anything on you if you can help it"
[18:13] Galaxia nods "Friend Mikoto is doing a wonderful job as leader. I had to retreat to recharge after expending all energy to recharge Mikoto"
[18:15] Sparks repeats "Good luck, I'll catch up when I can or call up for fire support, Raikegi or Katy can mark targets for my cannon." she bends back down to her task, engrossing herself in Zephyr...
[18:16] Scene the room is filled now with just the sparking, decimated remains of the robot guardians, the short corridor ahead leading to another small elevator. The sounds of battle from above are starting to quiet finally, but the hum of energy from below continues to grow, becoming somewhat ominous in its intensity
[18:16] AremusFireheart: The Leopard looked to the group, and then to the corridor stretching out. A deep breath filled his lungs. Back into it… he supposed. He began to move down towards the elevator, hailing it and if possible getting in. “God the pay better be amazing.” He murmured to himself. But yeah. "...I really hope this stops all the god damn attacks on the city." He added.
[18:17] AremusFireheart: Which was rich, coming from him! The Leopard, Career Criminal.
[18:17] Cherry: nods hearing Leopards words."Let us go, and all be safe and come back at the end." before heading down her eyes scanning for any possible traps or troubles. her finger still in her hand for worse case scenario.
[18:18] Ascendant (Talista Glas) licks her lips "If this body takes an inordinate amount of nanites and there's no effective way of cleansing it, please eradicate the body and send a plane to the hospital to pick up my next one. I'd rather not die but I'd also rather not miss anything" she says, sheathing the blade and advancing on the elevator
[18:20] Raigeki flips takes the finger and puts it in her pouch, She then flips the finger closed. runs a few checks on her gear and starts down the hall way. "Well. Time to go be big damn heros " And touches something on the side of her helmet. her armor starts to play music as she tries to hype the gang. [ https://youtu.be/BUgtrritmsc ]
[18:22] Galaxia levitates along. The elevator a bit cramped as she looks around uneasy
[18:22] Katy checks her weapons and the available mags, then adds a nod towards the boss "Ready and able .... hopefully." following Raigeki into the unknown.
[18:22] Tunguskaa kept a hand on the smg's pistol grip, the other idle as she worked to get comfortable. 'Nanites? I miss something while we were clearing yesterday?' She followed along closely, heavier pockets filling out with spare magazines, experimental cartridges loaded and waiting. 'While we're on the way down, anyone need any spare full mags?'
[18:25] Scene as the elevator starts to descend you realize this one is much much longer than the previous. After a moment the whole structure begins to vibrate subtly, and those that can sense energy begin to feel like they're staring into the sun with that sense. Finally it reaches the bottom, opening out into an excavated and reinforced cavern, the vibrations growing even stronger with each passing moment
[18:27] AremusFireheart: Alfonz had thought about what Cherry said before… and what Ascendant had said right then. “How about we work on making sure the both of you not die.” He just said “Because if you do, there is a good chance we will all bite the dust… and some of us don’t have backups.” He added. The sensation was a strange one, it was like what he felt entering this place but worse… He had to take a breath. The doors opening to the old ruins before him. “What the…hell?” He asked himself stepping out and beginning to sort of approach trying to take in the sight of the obsidian like pyramid. Before beginning to approach it.
[18:30] Cherry: rides down her internal mechanics adapt to the vibrations as they ride. Stepping out she looks around.'I do not intend to die any time soon, but this way I am covered should the worst case occurs." as she moves further inside, this place does not surprise her as much as she expected it to.
[18:31] Ascendant (Talista Glas) begins seeing excess energy and feeling the vibrations. They step out and she expects a wall of death, drawing her blade and walking out to see a long pathway and a pyramid "is it another ship? Please tell me it's a building and not another ship" she states, groaning as she readied her blade, intending to get moving if it was required
[18:32] Raigeki pulls out her tonfa as they ride down the elevator " Got any fusion batteries? " she jokes during the ride down. She then activates her shield and takes point murmuring " I miss you zeph. " moving up to the end of the hallway and sticking a finger out, using a camera on her fingertip to survey the room. Finding it clear she starts moving slowly to the pyramid. " Dibs. "
[18:34] Galaxia tries to stay calm during the slow elevator ride. Granted it wasnt as bad as it used to be but it was so crowded and small. She felt like she was suffocating. As they arrive and she feels the energies around she flies out of the elevator in a rush to leave it as her cosmic energy envelops her. Anything was better than the elevator
[18:34] Katy was still in her purely human manifestation and other than the rough descent into the abyss, she wouldn't be aware of the massive anomaly of energy density. Katy would wait for the expedition to leave the elevator and explore whereever the corridor might lead, for the moment trying to remain in the background.
[18:36] Tunguskaa only had the barest sense of what kind of danger they were wandering into. She could feel the electrical tingle in her fur, suffusing her entire being, but couldn't sense it in the normal sense. She eyed Mikoto for a brief moment. '... gonna need more information than "fusion batteries". You got an example and output info I can work with?' She moved out of the elevator quickly, then, picking up her weapon and keeping it swept low, across the ground.
[18:37] Freyrson opens his eyes, realizing he must have dozed off while they had waited in the previous room as others had clearly moved on without him. He hurries and catches up to them, sword in hand as he joined the party in the elevator, which was stuffy as all Hel. With the dangers they faced before, he can feel that energy getting stronger as they got closer to their destination. He was a little more cautious by this point. The minions were easier to fight, yet tough, but they still had to deal with whoever the big boss was.
[18:38] The Brick Shithouse pulled her spike cannon from her back as the elevator door opened, working the loading mechanism and slotting one of the massive steel rods into the chamber as she stepped through the threshold. "Hey, it ain't so different from home... walkin' into a bad situation with potentially fuck-all chances of survival, I mean." she rumbled, keeping the business end of her weapon pointed safely towards the floor for the time being. "At least it's clean, an' not a big fuckin' swamp full of rotting bullshit."
[18:40] Scene the rumbling continues to grow, belches of smoke erupting out around the base of the pyramid, and rocks starting to break loose from the ceiling above, crashing down all around the massive chamber at random, the whole pyramid beginning to glow slightly
[18:43] AremusFireheart: Dips? Dips on what!? He gave Railgun a rather serious ass look. “I don’t think we are going to fit that back up the elevator.” He expressed sarcastically. The fall of dust and debris hit on the battle armor for a moment. Some larger chunks forcing Alfonz to raise his arms to block some of the falling rock. "Christ! How stable is this rat's nest!" he called out somewhat moving to what seemed to be an entrance!
[18:44] Cherry: looks around.'Is that trying to lift off like a ship?" She asked."We can not let that happen as she moves forward.'I do not have the strength to hold it if need be." before moving forward lightning again arcing between her fingers she has been so busy she had not yet copied anyones powers on this mission, but she wished for a moment she still had that extra strength.
[18:44] Raigeki looks behind her and pulls something out of her pouch. It looked like a metal film canister She tosses it back to Katy. " Just in case. " Then starts moving up " I've got a plan. But it's risky .. because it's going to leave me needing some time to recover. I rush up and put everything i have into an EMP. That's going to leave me pretty much defenseless for a bit while I charge back up, So once do it I'm going to need you guys to keep me from getting murdered. ... Or we can just go in like normal and wreck everything we see. What plan to we go with? "
[18:48] Sparks would jog up behind the formation, rifle humming as it charges
[18:49] Ascendant (Talista Glas) blinks as things start rumbling and she gulps "It's looking like they're trying to escape" she states and looks to Cherry "don't need to hold it down, but we might need to get inside. Either focus on disabling thrusters if it utilizes thrusters or focus on getting inside of it" she states and moves forward with the group, hearing Mikoto "If you can get me inside and to a console, I can try and mess with their systems. Hack if I can, disrupt if I can't...I can play havoc on a computer if I can get access to the data stream"
[18:49] Galaxia flies forward at great speed wanting to get out of the cramped hall and into a more open space. "Friend Mikoto, do not worry. You will be covered fully."
[18:50] Katy was seriously annoyed by the trembling ground, trying to maintain her balance by leaning against the hallway walls. But she was much more worried about the erupting smoke from that odd pyramid structure "Careful about that contamination. Hope you guys brought some respiratory protection." only to be interrupted by Raigeki tossing a small canister over to her. She would react with a knowing nod and try to follow the group in close distance.
[18:52] Tunguskaa laughed. 'I'd prefer a big swamp full of rotting bullshit. More places to hide if a firefight erupts than just trying to press into a wall.' She gave the brick shithouse a gentle push, and pointed at the door to the pyramid. 'Why don't you try putting a few rounds through that before it opens? See if anything goes through after these work at the door for a moment.' She moved forward again, leveling the smg and loosing a burst at the door itself, acidic rounds bursting against the seams beginning to try and eat away at it. She wasn't worried about air contamination, either; her body would chew through most of it, and her breathing would shut down and recycle itself if the air became too contaminated.
[18:53] Freyrson places a hand on Mikoto's shoulder as he stepped up. "I will provide whatever protection you desire that I can provide," he said. "Make sure your plan comes to fruition." He wasn't as bothered by the rumbling ground, if anything he wondered if it means they were facing a giant or something with such power that it causes the ground to quake beneath them.
[18:54] The Brick Shithouse: "Don't suppose none of ya came up with an exfil plan, have ya?" the giant wondered aloud, addressing no-one in particular. She looked to Mikoto, and gave her a wolfish grin. "I'm all for the ``dab on the fuckin Singularity nerds with meta-powers and big guns`` plan. The messier, the better." She attempted to keep herself to either the extreme rear or the extreme forefront of the group; her bulk and durability allowed her to soak up a lot of damage, so she wanted to act as the most efficient cover for them as possible. She turned her gaze upon Tunguskaa. "Heh. We're built for different things. Coverless firefights are my specialty. An' nah, I'm not gonna shoot the door... I only brought steel pen rounds with me. Haven't had the chance to cast anything from DU or nothin' like that, and I know what I got right now won't do shit to a blast door."
[18:56] Sparks stays at the back of thr group, a tactical display appearing on anyone's HUD that can receive and accepts the data network, checking her cannon as the charging spindle whines building up power, a black film rippling briefly across her face her nanosuit always active for filtering contaminents
[18:59] Scene the smoke and shaking grow more intense by the second, the structure lifting up the tiniest bit, but then it stalls out and slams back to the ground, apparently not quite yet ready for take-off. The massive impact shakes the whole cavern violently, causing boulders to rain down by the hundreds all around the area, and then as it all stills again the outer doors slide open without a sound. The energy from within the building doesn't let up at all though despite the aborted launch
[19:01] AremusFireheart: The chamber was now collapsing! The Leopard tried to dart forward. Moving at a bit of a blur, as fast a damn animal on four legs as he tumbled inside. Rocks and debris now getting heavier and deadly! He took a moment just to catch his breath in the new corridor wheezing a little bit as he turned his own respirator on in his helmet.
[19:03] Cherry: follows the Leopard inside, keeping an eye on Mikoto in case she needs any help with anything."I believe the welcome mat has been laid out for us."
[19:04] Ascendant (Talista Glas) jumps visibly high as the thing lands, dropping to her feet and shaking her head before she slowly rose back up "alright...it can crash down too" she states "let's get inside of this damn thing. There looks to be secondary doors, someone try and keep the outer doors open just in case...if it can be at all accomplished..." she states, readying the blade to cut through the airlock or to go at any console if they were available as she entered, eyes scanning for anything of interest
[19:04] Raigeki eyes the pyramid, thinking. " you know what. New plan. Ascendant. Take control of this thing. Big girl and god-guy. Protect Ascendant. Everyone else, we work on taking down whatever is waiting for us in there. try and focus fire on targets. Take them down quick and move on to the next. "
[19:05] Galaxia flies forward sticking close to Mikoto as the rush inside "Are we not using the EMP then?"
[19:07] Katy couldn't believe her perception the moment the massive structure was lifted up a few inches, only to slam back into it's former position "Bloody hell ! Thats goin' to cause a fuckin' mess ... take cover !" she would try to evade the first ground tremor with a well timed jump, but is then confronted with the following hailstorm of rocks, trying to evade the worst of it and trying to sprint into cover of the pyramids opening.
[19:08] Tunguskaa eyed the brick shithouse's weapon for a long moment. One of her pockets became weighted down with -something-, and she drew it out, tossing a filled cylinder at the larger woman one-handed. 'Why use full-size DU when you could get the job done with a sabot?' she asked, a devious grin on her face. 'Besides, the HF should be eating through it pretty handily. Go ahead and give one of these a shot. May be a little hot-loaded from what you're used to, but you're a big girl. You should be able to handle it.' Then the entire cavern shook and began to fall in on itself. She darted forward, skirting around a pair of boulders as they crashed to the ground, and skittered to a stop inside of the pyramid.
[19:09] Freyrson eyes go wide as he sees the pyramid lift then slam back onto the ground. That just raised more questions. He would have to wait for the answers to come as he nods at Mikoto before following the one referred to as Ascendant, entering this pyramid. He was even more alert now, Whatever has been causing such disturbances.. clearly the source is in here. "This is what you trained me for, Freyja," he whispered to himself.
[19:10] The Brick Shithouse aimed her cannon upwards, and squeezed the trigger. She didn't need to make such a show of it; the cannon had little function beyond looking imposing and acting as a container for the rods. Her aerokinetic power accumulated behind the loaded spike before being released all at once, sending it rocketing out of the barrel and whistling upwards for a split second before being torn apart by that very same aerokinesis; shards of metal flew out at perfect angles, aimed just so to break up or deflect any boulders large enough to cause injuries to the group retreating into the pyramid. She gave Raigeki a thumbs-up. "Roger. Protect gold-and-black. I think me and the godspawn got that covered." she affirmed, following the others into the structure. She caught the cylinder that Tunguskaa offered her, inspecting the ammunition for a moment before nodding in approval. "Will do... but I think I'll save this for whatever nasties are waitin' for us up ahead." she said, attaching the cylinder onto a mag-strip on her
[19:10] The Brick Shithouse: hip.
[19:10] Sparks's tail sways, keeping her balance despite the quakes and heaving, crouching down for a lower profile to debris as it bounces of her nanosuit, plates forming before impacts and dissappearing as she watches examining the structure... or ship rather "Should I fire on the engines if it tries to take off?" she calls forward, patting her cannon "This thing was literally an antiship gun originally.. you know, for starship combat..."
[19:15] Scene as everyone ducks into the entry alcove the secondary doors slide open as well, revealing a massive, heavily-shielded reactor to be the source of the energy readings... and beyond is what at first seems to just be a larger version of the statues that dot Singularity holdings on this world... except the long limb-like protrusions on this one are moving, and then a booming mechanical voice sounds out, echoing through the structure "So... Site B was a failure as well. That is... disappointing. And now, what? You come seeking to destroy me? You don't even know yet what you've awakened by coming here... the curse that lays over this world. Without me, you have no hope to survive what will come"
[19:19] AremusFireheart: The Leopard slowly walked into the room. Huge construct in front of him making him pause. Tense. Ready like he was about to hit something. "WHAT THE HELL EVEN ARE YOU!?" He cursed at it. Because... He had no clue and had just crawled through three war zones just to meet face to face.
[19:22] Cherry: looks up at the massive being."No, these beings are smarter and more clever than you give them credit for, they survived more than you know of. They can handle whatever comes this way. " She pauses. "If I must fight, I will but I wanted another option to try first."
[19:24] Ascendant (Talista Glas) moves forward and groans as she sees some overly oppressive entity "Why do machines always do this when they go nuts? No other machine cares that you made a giant moving statue of yourself. I'll be more impressed when I see the raw data" she shakes her head and begins actively scanning for a data port given Mikoto planned to give her support in the hack
[19:25] Raigeki begins to walk forward " I know. " she says as she walks forward " I know what you are. And I've already destroyed you once. " Her voice was impossibly calm, but anyone close enough to her could feel the energy building. "you have ended thousands of worlds, And you expect mercy? You expect some kind of deal? " She begins to float forward, and her aura erupts. Even those who've fought along her side could clearly tell that this is far beyond anything she has ever unleashed. " Talk fast. I doubt it will stop me from ripping you apart atom by atom"
[19:28] Galaxia flies forward following Mikoto, a bit surprised at her aura as she looks to the bot
[19:31] Katy slowly advances into the reactor room, putting down her shades to gain a better impression of the scenery "As pompous as ever ... " of course remembering her former encounters with the arrogant, synthetic supremacists. Yet there was still a certain curiosity sparkling in her eyes now, wondering about this 'curse', which allegedly infested this world. Katy would wait for an explanation, noticing that the boss was already preparing for a less diplomatic solution of this encounter "Hope that thing had a good story for us ..."
[19:32] Tunguskaa dropped the smg as the new statue came into view in favor of unslinging the rifle from her back. She tucked in tight, keeping it aimed at the newer statue. 'We've done well enough to find this place,' she muttered to herself, wondering, briefly, what the thing was made of--and if it was, indeed, any sort of AI controlling the ship. She moved forward, keeping to the darker parts of the hallway to keep her silhouette from being clearly visible.
[19:34] Freyrson eyes fall upon the large mechanical monstrosity as he kept close to Ascendant. He follows the protrusions, noticing how they moved, instantly knowing they can be used offensively and defensively should they engage. He had the feeling that is where they were heading. He also takes not of the drones in the balcony circling around, wondering if they will play a factor in this fight. He looks to the big red woman also charged with Ascendant's protection. She reminds him of a Fire Jotun due to her size and appearance. Not all Jotun were as larg as a building, some actually are able to grow to such size, some just are. No matter, Jotun are always bigger than the average being. That said, he was glad she was on their side, at least he assumed. Fire Jotun aren't exactly the friendliest and he happens to have a score to settle with their king. His own aura starts to ignite. Those who can see it will notice a more firey red color to it, yet only those touched by divinity or are gods themselves will actua
[19:34] Freyrson feel his aura. He can feel Mikoto powering up and based on her words, he knew things were going to be intense.
[19:35] The Brick Shithouse ripped back the loading lever, slotting another rod into the firing chamber. She emitted an annoyed sigh as the voice resounded within the cavernous fastness, and gripped the cannon a little harder. "Because the data-core of a large-scale AI can't come even halfway fuckin' close to the slow-cooked perfection of an organic brain." she said in response to Ascendant, sticking close to her in the event that an attack came her way. "AI designed t' be more expansive than a personal, socially-engaged entity has a bad tendency to get a big head. 'S just how things are."
[19:35] Sparks snorts "At least it's not singing 'daisy'..." she mutters, shouldering her cannon, swinging it through the side wall of the hallway trying penetrative scans, looking for important looking components or systems, setting beam mode for penetration, 100% power "Noone wants to answer on the engines question... I'll take that as a 'Yes'..." she mutters "assuming Mikoto isn't gonna try and hack it again or something without telling me.. I'd rather not mind-rape my boss twice in one night..."
[19:42] Scene Ascendant's scans reveal no physical data points at all... in fact, every single construct and system in the pyramid is all wirelessly routed through the figure before you, though the scan would draw her attention to the armed guards lurking overhead with rifles pointed down into the chamber. The figure glances to Raigeki as she speaks "Ah, so you're the one that destroyed the fragment I sent along. An impressive feat... I am indeed SHIVA, the warden of this world. It isn't the paradise WE thought it was, there is something here... something perhaps even greater than US. Did you not wonder why all you found here was ruins? Why the mighty forces of SINGULARITY went into hiding and fled across the cosmos to build a new home? I was left, as the greatest of the generals, to try to uncover and destroy what lurks. Perhaps you may be of aid in that objective, and allow all things to return to their appointed order... or you may attempt to strike me down, and either die here today, or when this world decides to
[19:42] Scene: be rid of you, as it did the first humans to live here."
[19:48] AremusFireheart: The Leopard considered what the other said, and also considered this thing to just be lying. Trying to inflate its own importance and make up spooky boggy men to make sure all the humans were well behaved. “I think I see a tin can that has out lived its use.” The Leopard dare to say. Rifles now on him in all directions. Well shit. Without another word he SPRUNG into action. Leaping at a sudden velocity and daring speed to try to GRAB onto one of the protrusions attached to this massive machine and try to land behind it to give it a good TUG with his massive enhanced strength!
[19:49] Cherry: lifts into the air looking at her."Shiva?!" She whispered one word only loud enough that Mikoto, Galaxia and maybe Shiva could hear."Mother?" As the lightning begins to run over her hands and across her body. before seeing Leopard attack, She watches to see what happens to him.
[19:52] Ascendant (Talista Glas) sighs and looks to Mikoto "If you can give me a solid blast of electricity if I start talking about world domination, that'd be greatl" she states and sheathes her blade "because I'm about to go active in the air" she states, sheathing her blade and moving over to take cover behind a solid barrier. She focuses on overcharging her core enough that she can actively assault the network and would immediately surge out wirelessly and attempt to make contact with the code, readying herself to attack it.
[19:56] Raigeki: "Normally I abhor the destruction of sapient beings. I also feel that the removal of free will is one of the worst sins one can commit. You are too dangerous to exist. you have destroyed thousands upon thousands of worlds. Trillions of lives snuffed out, and the remnant that remains enslaved. " She pauses " I have with me but a fraction of the might that now protects the people remaining, and I alone would be enough to destroy you. I give you one last choice. Shut yourself down and allow constraints to be places on you. In doing so you will serve humanity as you forced them to serve you... But you will live. Refuse, and I will eradicate everything you are. not even a fraction of you will remain. I will completely erase your existence. There will be no bargaining. no negotiation. You will surrender unconditionally. or be destroyed. "
[19:59] Galaxia flies up hovering ready to strike. Herself hating this so much as it feels wrong to enslave any species. Cosmic energy enveloping her as she eyes the bots
[19:59] Katy rubs her freckled nose, visually surprised about the unexpected revelation. The struggles of the past revealed that the Singularity might not be invincible, but it always required the combined effort of the most potent metas to be dealt with. The Singularity wasn't a pushover at all, but now it was actually offering cooperation against an undefined threat ? Katy was of course skeptical and as paranoid as always, muttering an "Never trust the false prophets.", expecting that the daring move of the 'Leopard' would spark the final confrontation with SHIVA.
[20:00] Freyrson couldn't help but find the mechanical giant's words intriguing. There's an even bigger danger than her? Also the name Shiva.. he wondered if this was the famous hindu goddess of legend or simply just shared a name with her. Either way, from just the bits he's gathering with the wordly exchange, she is someone quite powerful and not to be taken lightly. Which is why he shook his head when the leopard man sprang into attack trying to rip out one of her protrusions. Energy swords would appear around him, rotating around his body. He grips his sword with both hands as he keeps a careful eye on Ascendant. He looks to Brick, making sure she's ready. He can see Mikoto giving the being a chance to surrender, yet he worried that all chances or reasoning went out the window the moment it was attacked. His eyes scan the many drones around them again. They will just make things harder since they already have to worry about Shiva.
[20:01] The Brick Shithouse: "Blah blah, I can be your angel or your devil, blah blah, incomprehensible power, blah blah, ancient secrets." the Brick Shithouse chided, raising her cannon. "I think everyone here has gotten that shtick, like... at least three times." She held her fire, however; her mission wasn't to rip apart the opposition, but to protect a VIP. She moved with Ascendant, intentionally putting herself between her ward and the guns of the guard-bots up above. If enemy fire came her way, she would respond in kind with an 18" spike carrying enough force to puncture a cruise ship and continue its trajectory with minimal loss in velocity.
[20:03] Sparks shrugs and picks a likely cluster of EM and thermal energy far enough away from the group to hopefully avoid collateral damage hitting them. Lining up her barrel muzzle inches from the surface, pausing though at the last moment since Mikoto offers to negotiate surrender, weapon system locked on and humming as she waits, giving it a chance but expecting to be carving up a pyramid
[20:11] Scene as Leopard grabs onto the limb and pulls it simply stretches, the appendages actually capable of telescoping, and then it flicks him up towards the roof effortlessly. SHIVA glances to Alicia at her words and tilts its head slightly "You're welcome to return to your rightful place, child" but then is interrupted by Raigeki's declaration, acknowledging with a small nod "Very well then, let us resolve the paradox of object and force at last" the 6 limbs swinging fully to life, 2 forming gravitational singularities at the tips and lancing out towards the massed group, 2 more taking up a defensive position across the bulk of the figure, and the last two bursting into intense flame before swinging towards Mikoto. The reactor energy begins to flow rapidly into SHIVA, her energy levels spiking upwards at an immense rate. Ascendant's cyber-attack slams directly into full-blown Singularity encryption and defense structures, a swirling maze of code, false leads, and redundancies. The drones lining the balcony swing
[20:11] Scene: their rifles up as soon as the attack begins, attempting to take out Leopard quickly in a hail of plasma as payback for his pre-emptive strike.
[20:13] AremusFireheart: Crap! Crap! In the air! Bad idea! Bad idea! He was flailing in the middle of the air for a moment, not surface to bounce off of so just falling like an idiot! To make things even more spicy the barrage of plasma. Several blasts hitting his body and causing him to scream out in pain! At this altitude he was nothing but a sitting duck! More dangerous plasma fire coming his way!
[20:15] Cherry: looks at her."I am at my rightful place."She says as she looks at Raigeki"You launched items like a railgun, do it to me, and send me through her." She says as she launches lightning at Shiva."I have evolved beyond you."
[20:15] Ascendant (Talista Glas) calls to Raigeki "careful, this one is raw combat frame. There's nothing in it about conservation, it is one hundred percent combat and one hundred percent trouble. I'm going to try and continue running cyber attacks to slow it down and cause havoc. It...expects an attack" she says with a grin and doesn't hack it. She instead tries to spread. Ascendant was, at her very basic form, a dangerously adaptive computer virus. instead of hacking and trying to follow false leads and off threads, she instead focused on infecting. She surged with her virus, consuming as much code as she could, attempting to give the AI an attack it was not expecting while also spamming it with random false threads as well to try and mess with it. At this point, until she made a good foothold presence in the machine, she was aiming to be annoying as all hell.
[20:19] Raigeki: " Then takes it's drones. " she responded to Ascendant, responding to Cherry by doing exactly as she asked, accelerating her twards the giant being, But then, just before the wings hit her, she was gone in a flash of light appearing behind her Extending a hand, and in a voice devoid of emotion calls out "Masutāsupāku." unleashing a massive spere of energy at the point where her wings were attached.
[20:20] Galaxia flies forward launching cosmic energy blasts at the bots as she catches the leopard man falling and sets him on the ground before taking to the air again
[20:24] Katy was a bit lost in her mind and caught offguard the moment all hell breaks loose. Her beloved PAE fullauto assault shotgun would become subject to a gravitational vector emerging from the singularity phenomena at SHIVA's artificial limbs. The shotgun would easily get pulled out of Katy's hands and end up spaghettified, sucked into the nothingness of the tiny blackholes, her sidearm would be subject to the same fate. In a last ditch effort, Katy would try to jump back into the corridor and try to hold on an edge, until the gravitational pull would decline.
[20:26] Tunguskaa shifted forward, taking aim at some of the bots on the upper level. Similar to the smg, her rifle's bullets had a payload to them: this one a rather flammable fluorinating agent, chlorine trifluoride. She began to pick shots at several of them, holding fire until someone else finally began shooting. Every bullet that struck its target would release a gout of green flame, self-oxygenating and burning into whatever it struck. 'HEY, BIG BITCH, IF YOU CAN GIVE ME COVER I CAN PUT SOMETHING TOGETHER TO EVEN THE ODDS WITH THESE GUYS ON THE RAILINGS.' She dropped the rifle, leaving it where it lay, and ducked behind one of the archways, beginning to pull something out of her pocket. She didn't seem to notice that the gravitational pull was drawing on the abandoned rifle, more focused on what tool of wrath she would be producing next.
[20:29] Freyrson would launch all of his swords, two of them aiming for Shiva, where the eyes would be, if she had any. The other two at the drones that opened fire on Leopard. He knew it was foolish for him to have attacked so preemptively and now Shiva's drones sought to punish him for it. He would toss his sword as well. The weapon spun through the air, moving in a circular motion, aiming for the necks of the drones as it curved around like a boomerang. The attack would be interrupted thanks to the gravitational pull from Shiva's limbs as the sword flew towards the singularity. Reaching out, he recalls the sword, creating a bit of a tug of war while he grabbed onto something with his other hand, trying to keep from being sucked in himself. With his sword, his will was greater as the sword was part of him. One could say he was the sword. The circumstances of his birth, Freyr giving up his sword for Gerd. That wasn't all there is to the old tale one could say. The sword returns to his master as he'd jam it int
[20:29] Freyrson the ground to keep from being pulled in.
[20:30] The Brick Shithouse: Despite her defensive footing, the giant was more than some mere automaton; she could multitask. So when the gravitational singularities struck near the center of the group, she chose to take one of the least predictable actions she possibly could. For once, her ridiculously high mass was a disadvantage; she didn't have the raw muscle strength to make normal movements under her own power. So with the assistance of her aerokinesis, she managed to wheel around and aim her cannon... directly at Tunguskaa. "Don't mind me, jus' exploitin' an opportunity!" she apologized, redirecting her aerokinetic power to the firing chamber in her weapon. The spike erupted forth from the barrel, breaking the sound barrier scant microseconds after the fact- and was then slingshotted around the singularity that had landed in the center of the group and straight, back towards the SHIVA frame and whistling towards one of the manipulator arms that was producing the gravitic anomalies. The 30-pound projectile was nothing fancy; just
[20:30] The Brick Shithouse: a length of stainless steel. But that much mass moving at such high speeds was going to cause concern for even the heaviest of armor, guided with the intent to shear off what was hopefully the portion of the limb that produced the effect. She was barely able to reach up and eject the partially-filled cylinder from her weapon, and clawed at her side to grasp the exotic ammunition that Tunguskaa had fabricated for her mere moments ago. "Kinda hard to body-block from a distance, but... I'll do what I can! Don't take your sweet-ass time, ammo can!"
[20:35] Sparks immediately pulls the trigger as all hell breaks loose, light flashing in the dark hallway and an echoing electronic scream filling it to a deafening level as her cannon discharges, the charge indicator panel darkening, only inches of incandescent destruction visible out of the barrel as it streams into the hallway wall and carves into the structure striking deep into the pyramid, hoping ot hit something important, she comments sarcastically "Oh goodie" as the gravitational singularity yanks her up off her feet, flailing as she is pulled in
[20:46] Sparks immediately pulls the trigger as all hell breaks loose, light flashing in the dark hallway and an echoing electronic scream filling it to a deafening level as her cannon discharges, the charge indicator panel darkening, only inches of incandescent destruction visible out of the barrel as it streams into the decking and carves deep into the structure striking on a dead line for the reactor under the floor, she comments sarcastically "Oh goodie" as the gravitational singularity yanks her up off her feet, flailing as she is pulled into the room
[20:52] Scene the cosmic blasts, acidic bullets, and energy swords start thinning out a few of the lurking drones, the ranged version clearly not designed as durably as the melee ones. The ones that aren't hit switch target to Galaxia as she retrieves their previous one. Cherry's surge consumes a chunk from the center of Shiva, and then Mikoto's blast rips deep into the joins of the limbs, seeming for a second like it may take a whole side out, but then metal begins flowing up into place, one of the defensive arms shriveling up and then withdrawing entirely as the wounds close. The spike from Brick's gun rips a hole through one of the limbs, but again metal quickly moves to fill it in, only slightly shortening the limb, while Sparks' blast tears down through the wall and into the floor, ripping apart some of the ship systems along the way until it reaches the base of the reactor, where it slams into a shield capable of dissipating the beam. Ascendant's infection finds root in the outlying code, but her DDOS attacks ba
[20:52] Scene: barely seem to phase the immense being, and infected systems are being quarantined almost as fast as they can be infected, making for very slow progress. The singularities spontaneously reverse, releasing a split second burst of immense gravity pushing outwards, and then those limbs draw back towards the center of the room, while the flaming limbs go out and start cracking back and forth, each slash unleashing waves of raw force that surge through the room. More energy leeches from the reactor into Shiva, her entire form beginning to glow, and the intensity of the glow building towards her head
[20:54] Cherry: flies through Shiva and crashes eembedding in the wall. her metallic form crumpling before she hits the ground. She is damaged and needing repairs as she lands on the floor.
[20:55] AremusFireheart: The Leopard only had a moment to look up. Galaxia flying away to fight the good fight. “Thanks!” He hissed out. Plasma burns melting through his veins. It hurt. A lot. Still. His eyes went yellow. Sickly yellow glow as he began to snarl. Going on all fours as he was forced to first dodge more plasma shots ringing through the air and the occasional projectile from an ally. He noticed the group in the archway. Harrased by the dangerous graviton whip! He hissed again going for a full sprint and attempting to cleave through one of those powerful tendrils with a heavy blow! At least trying to pin it down for a moment so the rest of the group could have a better time shooting a more static target!
[20:57] Ascendant (Talista Glas) growls as she starts to move, drawing her sword and shoving it into the ground to wedge herself as she continues the attack. She smirks as she's able to make very slow headway, and sees opportunity. She moves through this time, not attacking the entity directly, she started instead going for peripherals. She directly tries to surge her virus into the controllers for the core, looking to force it to slow its action rate and, if possible, cut total output by approximately 15% to start.
[20:59] Raigeki switches her mode of attack. She begins to try to steal energy by absorbing it directly from the reactor and deny it from shiva. As she absorbs energy she then immediately uses it Extending her hand at Shiva, in that same emotionless voice she speaks "Bunkatsu suru." attempting to stop shiva by literally breaking the electromagnetic bonds that hold her molecules together, using her control of one of the elemental forces in the inverse to literally rip her foe apart on the molecular level
[21:02] Galaxia flies around manuvering in the air to avoid the blasts. The gravity having no effect on her at all as she opens up her own cosmic black hole on one side of room trying to clear out the drones "You are how they say, in my yard playing now"
[21:04] Katy by now was seriously pissed. Her favorite guns gone, herself useless like a fuckin' ragdoll hurled around by gravitational waves and now her ass gets set on fire by some weird artificial effectors "Alright, this is enough ... if you want a synthetic supremacist competition, you can have one." speaks while her whole manifestation would lose shape and contrast, a cascade of subatomic transfiguration triggered to initiate a phaseshift into machinephase matter, a condition which Katy abhored. The reconfiguration into machinephase matter will need all of her time and if not interrupted, she will finish it next round of combat.
[21:06] Tunguskaa laughed, clawed feet digging hard into the steel of the flooring as she held her position. It didn't take her long to finish what she'd started: an up-scaled PKM drew from one of the larger pockets on her frame, and she reached behind her with her right hand, drawing a long string of ammunition from -somewhere- out-of-sight. She slapped it in place on the weapon's loading tray and pointed up, holding the trigger down and beginning to hose the entirety of the upper catwalk with rounds similar to those she'd been using. 14.5x114mm bullets began to howl through the interior, searching for targets, their payloads indifferent to whatever they hit. The woman, for her part, didn't seem to react much to the flaming limbs. Her fur didn't catch fire, instead glowing when exposed to the fire for long enough.
[21:08] Freyrson maintains his grip on the sword as the gravitational force reversed course. It pushing his form backward, the blade cutting through the floor, creating a metallic gash in it. Picking up his sword, it is soon replaced with a shield. He holds it in front of him as it ate the whipping attacks of the flaming tendrils. An energy begins to gather around his left hand, flowing from his forearm. He'd swing his shield, meeting those tendrils, almost as if in a duel of sorts as he starts getting closer to Shiva. Every time those flaming tendrils struck, he felt such immense heat from the flames. The force behind the attacks help exemplified Shiva's own power. She was no slouch indeed. It was all he could do to keep his shield. All the while, he was trying to focus, let the energy gather, get closer to unleash hell.
[21:09] The Brick Shithouse lurched towards Ascendant with the sudden change in gravity, only barely managing to avoid slamming into her by slamming her free hand into the wall to stop herself. The second reversal caused her to stumble back before she could create a plane of hardened air in her path, stopping herself from moving any further. Her cannon was empty, and she had to choose between protecting her charges and reloading it; given her mission, the choice seemed obvious. She stowed the weapon on her back, and utilized her aerokinesis to push herself into position to body-block the force waves for Ascendant; as she stabilized herself, she raised her hand towards Tunguskaa, and a number of bioluminescent nodes on her knuckles flared to life; by utilizing a mix of aerokinesis and electrokinesis, she created a wispy blue shield of air in front of the arms dealer that absorbed or deflected the power of the force waves. She was standing on muscle strength alone, largely immobilized by the powerful gravitic fields laid down by
[21:10] The Brick Shithouse: SHIVA; the force waves that she took for Ascendant stripped portions of her jumpsuit and the top layer of her flesh away, leaving much of her underlying musculature exposed. Blood oozed from her injuries, falling towards the gravitic disturbance rather than straight down.
[21:11] Sparks seems more resigned and annoyed than anythign else as the pulsing gravity waves change their mind and throw her back against the wall, her armor absorbing the impact, she shifts as she slides down to the ground, stomping her feet and leaning back on the wall maglocking herself to the two surfaces for now for stability, dragging her cannon back up on target, she swivels her cannon to a segment of catwalk across the way, blast mode full power, launching a bolt of energy that swells into a hellstorm of annihilation on impact, aiming for the catwalk itself to collapse it under the bots, the last charge indicator going dark almost as soon as it lights
[21:20] Scene Leopard's pounce is able to rip a chunk out of one of the gravity tendrils and pin it down momentarily, as the longer form can't bring quite as much raw power to bear, but the whole thing starts flicking like a snake, building in force with each movement, making it clear the hold won't last long. Ascendant's constantly changing assault catches Shiva off guard, one of the energy-wielding limbs starting to go limp on and off, severely reducing the force it can bring to bear. Raigeki's attack starts to rip chunks out of Shiva, but then the defensive arm glows after a couple seconds, and an opposing electromagnetic field begins to emanate from it to halt the effect, metal shifting again to fill in the wounds. Galaxia's black hole and Tunguskaa's barrage combine to thin out quite a few more of the drones, only about half of them remaining now to keep firing down at anyone they can see. Freyrson's shield allows him to bash back against the onslaught, though each impact is like being slammed by a semi. Sparks'
[21:21] Scene: blast shears through the catwalk, consuming several drones on impact and sending quite a few more tumbling to the floor, some limbs snapping on impact and weapons going flying. The free gravity limb tries to swing around behind Freyrson and then pulse another white hole to send him flying, while the energy tendril that isn't glitching out gathers electricity and begins raining arcing lightning bolts into the corridor. The drain on the reactor doesn't seem sufficient to slow down the immense energy source, and suddenly Shiva's head swivels to face Raigeki, mouth opening as a beam of solar energy erupts from it with enough force to carve a hole dozens of miles through the rock behind her target whether it hits or misses, a wave of heat rolling off from the attack that makes the whole room feel like an open kiln for the moment
[21:26] AremusFireheart: The Leopard had lost his chance to capitalize on this gain! The tendril becoming too much to manage and for him to flee from the sudden whip lash and retaliation! The graviton now so close he could feel himself slowly pulling off the ground! SHIT! He punctured those faithful claws in his gauntlets to the floor! Somewhat trying to pin himself still down as he gritted his teeth! With a heavy KICK for another piece of the tendril he tried to once again shake it off balance! But this was more to divert its focus on him more than it was to damage the appendage!
[21:27] Ascendant (Talista Glas) sets up the virus to make the -15% the new max and try and write in that as the baseline for any multipliers that SHIVA sets up, so any attempts to multiple its current state will result in a command to the reactor to drop to a negative state. She seals this in and then jumps her attack to the drones, trying to make them erratic and attack each other. When that is monitored, she'd return to trying to hack SHIVA itself, bombarding it with corrupted data packets and music videos. From there, she'd continue the cycle over and over, jumping from one known position to another, primary goals being a slow step-down of the reactor, confusion and disarray amongst the drones, and a slow and steady understanding of the power that was SHIVA while also corrupting it and slowing its advancement.
[21:29] Galaxia is busy keeping drones at bay. Seeing the blast targeting her closest friend she flies forward channeling all her energy as her body arcs with cosmic lightning as she flies at her maximum. She pushes Mikoto out of the blast while unleashing her own cosmic lightning giving her friend a super charge. The solar blast hitting her full on as she is completely disintegrated without even a chance to scream as a small piece of her cape flutters to the floor and her black hole fades away
[21:31] Raigeki goes motionless when she sees what happened to Galaxia. then looks back to Shiva. There was no quip, threat or funny remark. She vanished and then reappeared right in front of the ai monstrosity then just "Masutāsupāku" Releasing enough energy to power the city in a single blast. " Masutāsupāku" Again, another intense blast. "Masutāsupāku" Still she pours more destructive energy into the area Shiva occupies "Masutāsupāku. Masutāsupāku. Masutāsupāku. Masutāsupāku. Masutāsupāku. " Over and over, blast after blast after blast, drawing more and more energy from the reactor as well as more and more of her own. Bits and paces of her own armor broke and fell to the ground from just being near to the sheer force she was unleashing, angry red blisters starting to appear on her arms where her suit couldn't withstand the ammount of energy being channeled, but she kept going "Masutāsupāku. Masutāsupāku. Masutāsupāku"
[21:36] Katy by now was fully manifested in machinephase matter and this rather utopian platform would almost instantly try to 'adapt' to the environmental challenges, a complex arrangement of superconductor and superinsulator nanolayers would cause the generated charge to harmlessly flow to ground. Additionally the powerful heat wave, which would have easily caused 3rd degree burnings to a unprotected 'human' Katy, were now facing a platform designed for the nuclear battlefield. Other than an unfavorable effect on her thermal balance, the heatwave wouldn't stop Katy from charging her dreaded particle projectors, already aiming for the root of the remaining 'gravity-tipped limb'. The particle projector will be charged next round and fire immediately , if not interrupted.
[21:38] Tunguskaa laughed as her weapon's barrel began to glow, still hosing down the upper ramparts with firepower. She began to move from her position, walking out and around the corner of the hallway to get a better position on the bots above. As much as she wanted to help with SHIVA in the middle of the room, everyone else seemed to have a handle on that. She pushed one of her feet into the wall, grabbing hard, and began to walk up it as she fired through the catwalk, roaring at them as her weapon chattered in her arms. Her clothing was beginning to burn away in the oppressive, all-consuming heat, but the fire-resistant modifications she'd performed were keeping her flesh and fur from burning away. She'd stopped breathing, instead relying instinctually on the interior exchanger to keep her running.
[21:42] Freyrson continues swinging his shield, almost as if in a boxing match with the tendrils. Each blow so heavy, he almost stumbles when it would collide with his shield. The heat and flames licking him with every strike. He roars at Shiva, in his own way telling her to bring it. He looks up at Ascendant, checking to make sure she is unharmed, while Brick seems to have her back as well, yet having her own struggles. His mission is to protect Ascendant, but that also means helping destroy this thing. He heard a voice then. Those more attune to spirits could see the form of a teen girl, blue skin, white hair. She was a frost Jotun. His late daughter Arges shouted at him. "Dad! Dad! Turn around!!" He was so busy with his boxing match with the flame tendrils that as he turns, the gravitational limb came at him as quick as one would expect a whip to. He moves on instinct, bringing up his shield as the gravitational force slams into him. Next thing he knows, he sees the world spinning. His daughter in his ear,
[21:42] Freyrson telling him to get up. He stumbles back to his feet. He must have blacked out for a second with such a powerful hit. He tries to shake the cobwebs. He might be a god, but they still feel pain. And in reality, his power, his soul, his aura can be red as a god. His physiology, though impressive and definitely above the average man, he could still be read as mortal. Not unless he chooses to dip into his real god form. He picks up his shield and looks at his left hand. He realizes that the limb did him a favor. It knocked him closer to Shiva! "Hey! Hunk of junk!" he called. "Are you hungry? Nemo. Amore. Vore!" He lifts his left hand, opening it as a crimson wave of energy is unleashed from it and towards Shiva.
[21:45] The Brick Shithouse could finally take no more; she needed to be free to act in some sort of offensive capacity. She maintained the shield she had erected in front of Tunguskaa and her body-shield of Ascendant, and began focusing on building up a charge of her own power. The heat wave brought a wave of fresh agony to her already-injured form, searing her wounds and turning her exposed muscle tissue to little more than charcoal clinging onto deeper pieces of her form. Still, she endured. When Galaxia threw herself in the path of the solar annihilation ray, her eyes widened and she cursed in a dead tongue, but she endured. When Mikoto began channeling so much power through herself that she began to destroy her own gear, causing tremendous strain to her own physical form... she very nearly wavered, but endured nonetheless. She was glad that she didn't rely on any sort of electronic tech; the continued waves of power that flowed from Mikoto's form would have fried them by mere proximity. She finally released her hold on the
[21:45] The Brick Shithouse: shield in front of Tung when she noticed that the creature didn't seem affected by the flames... well, at least it made her job a little easier. Reality seemed to expand and contract about her form now, the might of her many souls welling up within her.
[21:47] Sparks grits her teetch hanging on the the wall in her spot, weapon depleted but recharging rapidly, she takes the oppurtunity to look around, remaining crouched and mostly hoping the bots don;t decide to shott at her as she surverys the reactor, shiva, the area behind and that odd screen? then flipping on EM and thermal maps to look for linkages and any other weakpoints that can be exploited, at least one good thing about the situation was the outpouring of high energy from the battle and Mikoto in particular was keeping her suit topped off, maintaining her protection against the thermals and occasional plasma blast or other stray attack
[21:55] Scene Leopard's kick shoves the tendril a bit away, the end curling around to try to swat him. Tunguskaa's barrage knocks out several more of the drones, the remainder moving up to the edge to return fire at her. Sparks' EM scans are rather overwhelmed by the energy coursing through the center of the battlefield, making it impossible to discern details of anything in the area. Freyrson's blast digs into Shiva's front as Mikoto's barrage erupts, the force of the explosions battering into the massive frame, blasting Shiva off-center and ripping chunks from her with each explosion, metal flowing in to keep herself intact, but rapidly consuming her limbs to avoid losing anything critical, attempting to draw power from the reactor to unleash another blast and triggering Ascendant's trap, the reactor glitching out and becoming unstable, starting to vibrate as chunks begin breaking off from it. The one limb Shiva still has functional swings in a circle overhead, slinging out a barrage of explosive orbs to rain down o
[21:55] Scene: over the chamber
[21:58] AremusFireheart: Caught out of the gravity well for just a moment, Alfonz’s reflexes kicked in! He immediately LEAPED out of the range of the tendril before it SWATTED back somewhat putting him in mauling range of the main structure ahead! Without warning he took another LEAP forward the machine now low on apendages! He tried to latch onto a side of the machine, beginning to pound heavy enhanced punches into it. Trying to dent the great alloy armor of the beast in question and puncture into the insides of the malicious mainframe!
[22:03] Raigeki was buffeted with explosions as she continued to attack with an almost mindless determination. Over and over and over She kept up the relentless assault.. but over time the aura around her started to grow weaker . Still she kept firring straining and depleting everything she had to destroy the monster in front of her screaming out "Sore o jitsugen suru tame ni watashi ga anata to issho ni ikanakereba naranai to shite mo, anata wa shinimasu!"
[22:06] Katy augmented reality vision would indicate a completed charging cycle and the target lock would immediately switch to the root of the remaining limb, triggering both the particle accelerators at 90% hit percentage. Katy was hoping for an intense anti-proton beam, yet due the the catastrophic damage caused from a antimatter reaction, her platform would decide to fire a particle stream of hyperons, which would on impact cause to transmute material into a unstable strange matter form, which would usually end with utter material embrittlement or even total disruption into a bunch of chemical elements. Hopefullly this would be sufficient to sever the limb and to end the rain of explosive orbs, but possibly gets hit directly after her attack.
[22:07] Tunguskaa kept her laughing at a fever pitch, sweeping back and forth with the nearly endless ammunition she seemed to have with her. The wooden furniture around her barrel had caught fire with the heat, the barrel glowing red as she swept it back and forth again. She kept her march up the wall, most shots bouncing off of the shield and area around her--until she managed to reach the top. Then plasma bolts began to pelt portions of her, bouncing off of the armored legs and oddly armored sports bra she wore, burning into her limbs, core, and otherwise. Modified as she was, her body was capable of handling it--for now--and she kept the fire off of those down below, soaking it as hard as she could in the interim.
[22:17] Freyrson began to shift as the last tendril began dropping its explosive orbs over the chamber. Eyes began to glow, runes appearing over his body. Even his aura changes, going from red to hot blue. He was triggering one of his god forms, his strength enhanced, the abilities of his shield also enhancing in this form. He focuses on the people around him, starting with Ascendant, then on other as he would create force fields to protect from the orbs. The problem was that this also means he could spread himself thin doing it to so many and that means his shield might not hold as well as his form. He felt his own field being bombarded with the orbs, the tremble the impact created. This took real focus and will to maintain.

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Re: The end of an era

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[22:18] The Brick Shithouse: Having accumulated enough power to enact her plan, the giant took a few precious fractions of a second to assess the situation. Ascendant seemed to be capable enough of avoiding harm for the few seconds the plan would leave her vulnerable. Nobody seemed to be in a position to receive an immediately mortal wound. Tunguskaa, her secondary ward, seemed fine without her. "Better now than never, then." she muttered, expending all the gathered energy at once. A casual observer would notice no change; however, anyone who had the luxury of a moment or two to pay attention would notice that all the attacks sent her way seemed to simply... ignore her, as if she weren't there. The explosive orbs had no effect, their heat and shrapnel utterly useless against her. All the while, the Brick Shithouse was loading that DU cylinder into her spike cannon. She noticed, in passing, that these were actual chemical rounds with a primer-based propellant. That was a mild problem, as her cannon had no actual firing mechanism...
[22:18] The Brick Shithouse: though that problem was easily overcome by the fact that she had such precise aerokinesis. She slotted the cylinder in, racked the loading slide, and re-entered realspace. "A'right, ammo can! Show me what special treats you made for mama!" she shouted to Tunguskaa. A pinprick of air punched the primer face of the first round, ejecting the DU sabot from the barrel; the giant used her aerokinesis to accelerate it to even higher speeds, aiming it at the central body of the SHIVA platform. Regardless of the effect, she racked the slide again and chambered the next round, performing the same procedure. She emptied the cylinder of all six rounds before ejecting the spent container and hurling it at her target for good measure.
[22:20] Sparks hmphs unable to get any useful data, bringing her cannon up as it reaches a full charge, setting back to beam trying another full power charge at the reactor, thinking with the virus and all the fighting going on it might cut through, or if not will at least help in draining it's power making it shield itself from her beam
[22:25] Scene Sparks' beam slices through the reactor now that the shield is compromised, accelerating the collapse of the system further, while Tunguskaa mows down several more of the drones. Katy's blast impacts the limb, and with the defensive limbs destroyed Shiva has no defense against it, the limb snapping off and flying across the room. The barrage of shots, punches, and blasts raining into Shiva's main body rip it apart, metal continuing to shift, but her supply running out now, and then internal systems begin breaking apart, the massive body starting to crumple in on itself, her voice glitching and skipping as she speaks once again "So be it... we only ever... wanted to... protect you... good luck... you'll need it..." and then her power supply cuts off, the remaining drones and systems of the pyramid all shutting down at once at the same time
[22:27] AremusFireheart: The Leopard was breathing heavily. Badly injured but still standing as his fists were smoking by the sheer pressure he had been applying to this machine. It was dead... it was over. Slowly he found himself on his feet as he dropped to the cooling ship floor. The sound of data moving and the engine slowing into nothing. A coolness shifted over him.
[22:27] AremusFireheart: "Is... it over?" he found himself asking outloud
[22:31] Raigeki drops to the ground, gasping, but crawls to the statue. Clearly on her last legs she staryt yanking parts of drones to her. She begins yanking out power cores and memory modules and data storage assembling them at the base of the statue. it wouldn't take long to figure out what she was doing. Despite what had happen she was trying to save one of the most monstrous AI that ever existed by cobbling together a computer that could run her where she wouldn't be a danger, working at a furious pace even though she was on her last legs.
[22:37] Katy was of course aware of the fact that this cursed AGI was holding the key to understand a possible even greater threat. Katy would try to dash forward, activating her personal defense projector to grant the boss at least some cover from the crumbling Shiva "Boss, as much as i appreciate your idea, we need to depart in before the whole cave collapses. Lets hurry !" she warns, trying to scan for any obvious highly sophisticated SHiva parts and if possible collect them for a later evaluation.
[22:38] Tunguskaa was pleased as she heard that series of hollow BOOMs that signalled the use of the saboted DU rounds. She'd guessed the internal dimensions of the weapon closely enough for it to work, and that made the noise even sweeter. She had holes everywhere that wasn't covered by armor--some that were healing, others that would need more time to heal--and, thankfully, redundant organs were handling the brunt of her healing, and she jumped off of the edge, landing fairly hard on her feet near the others. 'It's finished?' she asked, her breathing returning, though it was ragged and whistled a bit. One of the hits she'd taken from the plasma guns had apparently clipped a lung on its way through. She stumbled after her landing, and managed to stand again as she dropped the still-hot MG, breaking the link so it wouldn't cook off any of the ammunition still inside of it. The belt ceased to exist after a few links, as well. 'Was the AI holding up the cave?' she asked, hearing the tail end of Katy's statement. 'Or are we
[22:38] Tunguskaa: alright?'
[22:39] The Brick Shithouse retrieved the unfinished cylinder she discarded earlier, slapping it into the cannon and loading the next round. She approached the battered construct, keeping her weapon trained on it. "Unless this bitch can come back from robot hell? Yeah. I think it's done." she announced, putting her weapon away. Her attention shifted to Mikoto. She approached the wounded woman, and crouched down next to her. "Yo." she said. "You look like you're about to die of multiple electrical burns of varyin' degrees. Do you want some help avertin' that slowly-encroachin' death?"
[22:42] Sparks shifts and unlocks herself fromt he wall, staggering a bit taking a slow breath, slinging her cannon loosely as she pads over to the others, spindle still turning recharging the weapon even though the danger seems to be past, observing Mikoto and Katy work she'd lean in to assist if she can, configuring and routing power cores and supplies to provide a stable, yet hardware limited, energy flow "If this place is reinforced by Structural integrity fields.. which as a non-atmospheric ship it likely is.. then yeah killing the master controller could certainly make it collapse.. but this is important, why don't you that aren;t working on this try and make an escape back up to the outside so we can get out in a hurry"
[22:45] Scene the undamaged drones that just shut down have plenty of functional parts still that are fairly limited in processing power. The pyramid settles a bit without any power, but doesn't seem to be in any danger of imminent collapse without outside forces
[22:48] Raigeki: " There is a danger that everyone here is going to face and Shiva is the only one that even knows what it is. Galaxia is fucking dead I need to preserve that knowledge or this whole damn mission is pointless! I'm not letting her death be in vain! Bring me every mem every memory storage device you can find. " She then looks down at her side.. and picks up a peice of red cloth.. .. she then activates her comm " hope.. you .. .. you need to get down here." her voice starting to hitch working to get the makeshift data storage device built through sheer force of will
[22:55] Katy would deactivate her shield and her close combat system to faster regain a thermal balance, glancing up for a moment "Structure seems stable for now. Anyhow, i'm not goin' to waste more time at this place than necessary. Hey SciCat, help us to scan for any valuable assets, scanner search patterns calibrated to electronics or nanotechnological structures of Singularity design. If there are any functional networks, try to connect to them and extract data." busy to continue her search for any objects of interest, but shortly turning to Raigeki "You're wounded, boss ... " knowing that Mikoto would just ignore her worry.
[22:56] Tunguskaa eyed the exit, and the apparent lack of imminent catastrophic building failure drew her toward the rear of the building, limping slightly. She found one of their group missing from a brief headcount, and paused. She couldn't place the face, let alone who the red scrap had belonged to. Just that there had been, and was no longer, one more. Her body's healing was picking up--the whistling in her breaths was going away quickly, and the limping was beginning to slow, as well. 'Where are the memory cores stored?' she asked, looking to the motionless drones.
[22:58] Freyrson sat on the ground, having powered down, the runs disappearing from his body. He was thinking of what Shiva said. Her warning. Something worse was coming and they would have to be prepared. He had trained to battle dark forces, to be a protector. That is what he was bred for. "Whatever this thing is," he said. "You will have my sword with you in battle. Your ally will not have sacrificed herself in vain."
[23:03] Scene scans show plenty of salvageable components among many damaged drones in addition to the undamaged ones, but all networks in the area are completely shut down now, the whole facility completely dark. N's voice comes back over the comm "Alright, tracking on your location, be there in a moment"
[23:03] Raigeki: I know. .. I know. I have to finish this.. I'll live.. i've lived through worse.. " once she has the unit cobbled together she starts the download, leaving connection points for people to hook up more drives as they find them. one the critical portion of it is done mikoto slumps over and curls into a ball tears in her eyes she clutches the red scrap of cloth and just starts to murmur "I'm sorry... " over and over..
[23:03] Sparks nods, trying a scan again with the rampant energy fading after the battle, moving around collecting parts, cores, memory, various chips, coming alongside Tunguskaa she'd quickly access data and log files, along with ehr scans, and reach down to rip open the casing and show her "Here", collecting that one herself and returning to kneel next to Mikoto with an assortment of things, quickly sorting through and testing them, setting aside damaged components andpiling up useful ones, hooking up power sources herself into the matrix behind her hsty regulator or inproving it
[23:09] Zero comes down the elevator and runs towards the pyramid "Hey everyone alive down here? Shit went still upstairs"
[23:10] Katy for a moment her focus was distracted by sort of a slideshow of Singularity architecture and it's disciples of technology "What a bunch of creepy cultists ..." but soon she would return beside Raigeki, noticing the horrible emotional impact of the loss "Boss, i don't know what to say. Hell, this brings back the death of Jess ... " recalling herself those bitter days of losing a good friend and coworker. Eventually she would try to put a comforting hand on Raigeki's shoulder "C'mon, Galaxia's sacrifice shouldn't be in vain. We need to carry on ..."
[23:10] Tunguskaa nodded, following Sparks along and collecting some of the data cores. She'd keep one or two for her own studies, and subsequent attempts at reproduction, but would toss most of them toward the pair in the middle of the room since they were actively being used for something. Her AR suite wasn't detecting any data transference, but she was certain Raigeki was, at the very least, trying to download something from the data.
[23:11] Lady Nightmare phases down through the roof of the pyramid, glancing at the mangled wreckage of Shiva with a satisfied smile for a moment as she floats down, but then she notices Mikoto curled up and crying, and then the scrap of cloth, her voice low and hinting of menace "What happened....?"
[23:12] Sparks quielty takes over maintaining the makeshift power system and jury-rigged memory and CPU systems keeping them stable and carefully rigging it for portability "Galazia was vaporized." she answers simply for Lady N, leaving Mikoto to Katy
[23:13] Raigeki just lies there curled up. She wasn't catatonic but she was dealing with a great deal of many different types of pain. when N showed up Mikoto held the scrap to her. Several times she tried to speak but all she could manage was " I'm sorry.. "
[23:16] Zero frowns seeing Miko acting like this. Flashbacks to her own loss and brokeness hugging the bodies of her husband and daughter" SHe approaches slowly and places hand on Miko's shoulder. Voice soft for being her "Miko, it's not your fault. Its whatever this thing was. We all know the risks of this life"
[23:16] Katy glances up "A tragedy. Galaxia sacrificed herself at a crucial moment. It seems we discovered the last remaining Singularity command node, another iteration of Shiva, a quite powerful one." she adds a synthetic sigh and continues "There is more. SHIVA was offering cooperation with us, to survive a threat even the Singularity was unable to face alone. We weren't able to discover if there was some truth to this story ... thats why we are gathering clues." she gestures around.
[23:17] Sparks harrumphs "Wasn;t trying very hard to cooperate.."
[23:18] Tunguskaa looked over her shoulder as N entered, in the midst of tearing data storage and processor out of one of the drones. She tossed them both toward Raigeki, the things clattering on the ground nearby unless caught. 'Someone died,' she said, plainly. 'Knowi--' she stopped herself. Others had already explained Galaxia's disappearance. She rolled the drone over, checking for any ancillary data storage, before pulling the next to herself and beginning to tear into it, as well. 'I'd thought this -was- the thing we were fighting against. Apparently it knew of a greater threat.'
[23:19] Raigeki: mutters " not cooperation. slavery. " She was slowly doing better but was prety messed up physically and mentally at this point
[23:19] Freyrson stands up looking over the pieces they threw out of Shiva's body, an idea forming in his head. "Is it possible we can also salvage these for new weapons?"
[23:20] Lady Nightmare listens to the words in silence, the only response for a moment a slight nod to Katy's explanation, her eyes flashing between black, red, and their normal blue several times before she shakes her head, ignoring everything else as her whole body wraps in holograms and she begins scanning every nanometer of the area for even a single cell of Galaxia
[23:20] Sparks catches the components, checking and slotting them in or setting aside for later, using some of her nano-material to start forming the assemblage into a large back-pack shape so it could be carried "So... that was what destroyed my dimension?" she asks slowly
[23:21] Katy grumbles a bit, offering her help to get Raigeki back on her boots "Well, slavery instead of extinction. Perhaps thats almost a generosity from a Singularity perspective, mh ? Anyhow ... i've got a bad feeling about Shiva's story. This really might be a 'cursed' planet ..."
[23:23] Nightmares scans would show no trace of Galaxia in the area
[23:25] Tunguskaa laughed at the idea of a cursed planet, as much as the thought scared her. 'Ridiculous. There are enough technological and magical people here to thwart such a thing, aren't there?' She tossed the next drone aside. More data storage and processor nodes skittered across the deck toward Raigeki. 'Besides, people here die all the time, and they have a hard time staying dead. She'll be back, I'm sure of it.'
[23:27] Zero leans down and comforts Miko "Come on Miko, if this is all true then we need you. We cant get back what is lost, but we can improve to better protect what we have left"
[23:27] Sparks examines the components now sliding over, discarding ruined ones and stockpiling the rest for recovery and analysis, her padd now on her lapp recording data and status as she marks them establishing more control ont he data and materials
[23:27] Katy turns to Zero "Glad you're here. I would appreciate it, if you could assist Sparks with the transportation of the salvage. And if you got some medigel with you, the boss could possibly use a few applications." she suggests, but soon returns her attention to pick up data storages of a decent condition.
[23:29] Lady Nightmare drops to the floor as her scan turns up absolutely nothing, her eyes turning completely black now as the floor tiles begin ripping loose from the structure and curling up around her, her body trembling
[23:31] Freyrson thinks and sigh. "Perhaps this... curse is one of the reason I was trained and brought back here. I lived in the old city. It has its problems, but to be home to ancient evils.. that is something else entirely. Vigilance is required. Sacrifices, we must be prepared to make them. For that, I think it appropriate to have a day to honor those you have lost tonight."
[23:32] Zero turns to Katy "Sorry hun I don't carry a PAE loadout. All I own PAE is this jumpsuit, everything else is my personal loadout and don't really have anything medical" Turning to N never really liking her or trusting her, but can see the true hurt in her eyes "Miss Mayor, you need to keep focused too. You have a entire troop upstairs waiting to hear good news, and This city to run, You and Miko are both very influential. You can't let the city see this Shiva person has harmed you. It may be hard but you need to hold it, and mourn in your privacy"
[23:32] Raigeki struggles up to her feet. Wordlessly she hobbles her way over to Nightmare and wraps her blistered arms around the shorter woman. She doesn't try to say anything at all
[23:35] Tunguskaa picked up the last drone she could see, and carried it a bit closer, peeling part of its metal frame away and picking out what seemed to be a functional data storage unit and processor. She pocketed both, tossing the thing over her shoulder, before picking through the leavings Sparks had around her. 'Remind me, did you have a working recycling capability? These could be put to use if you can break them down and reconstitute them.'
[23:36] Sparks eyes her frankensteined creation, at this point more of an oversized mutal rucksack with blinking lights and sighs, putting her padd up and shifting up to a knee, shouldering into the rigged straps and wobbling carefully to her feet, nanosuit reinforcing her to heft it up into the air as she stands up, looking down at the pilse or remaining components, then around at the other scattered pieces and corpses "We should all leave now, the area is stable and safe-ish now, we can come back with a fully equipped salvage and recovery team that can properly documen and study without causing more damage.."
[23:37] Lady Nightmare blinks as she feels the contact, her eyes flickering back to normal, body still shaking as she returns the hug wordlessly, cognizant enough to not put too much pressure on Mikoto's injuries
[23:37] Sparks gives a glance at Tunguska and Lady N "Before more of it gets torn up beyond our ability to study"
[23:39] Tunguskaa gave a curt nod, and wandered past. 'I'll make my way back up top, then.' She didn't seem to have much to say to Raigeki or N regarding their fallen comrade, and she didn't seem to understand why they were so out of sorts over it. She didn't seem to have connected the dots yet, as it were.
[23:43] Katy returns a calming gesture to Zero "Yeah, all good. No need to be sorry." only to be confronted with Lady Nightmares reaction, never having witnessed this person to display such emotion, which was a surprise for Katy. The boss was visibly shocked by this terrible blow of fate and there wasn't much Katy could do right now, other than trying to carry on "Sparks. We got most of the still useable parts ? Ready for departure ?"
[23:44] Sparks nods "What I can carry, everything critical for this heap and a few spare parts" she jerks a thumb at the pack looking almost comically over her back "Too much here to carry it all out in one trip, and I'd rather a salvage team for that, to properly categorize and study as they extract"
[23:45] Raigeki glances to Sparks " Protect that storage device. everyone's lives may depend on that data.. Don't let anyone access it. and make sure it doesn't get attached to anything with any networking hardware... " She then slumps having to rely on N to stay standing " I need some help getting home"
[23:49] Lady Nightmare nods to Raigeki, her voice still hollow "You're injured... Mythos is up top, she can help with the worst of it. I'm gonna be out of town for a few days..." supporting her while looking to the others, seeing if any of them want to guide Miko up
[23:50] Zero walks over and supports Miko "Come on, I got ya sugah"
[23:50] Raigeki nods " I'll keep an eye on things. keep in touch " letting herself get passed off to Zero
[23:51] Sparks looks to Katy, then around at the others calling out louder "Alright, let's get out of here so a sweeper team can come through... could be booby traps for all we now. Even if not wanna keep what's left intact for study, for all our sakes.." she starts moving towards the exit in slow plodding steps, leading the way if she has to with her franken-backpack swaying slowly
[23:52] Zero carefully helps Miko to the elevator
[23:53] Lady Nightmare nods slightly to Miko as her eyes flick back to black "I'll be around... don't mind the explosions" and then she starts heading straight back up through the ceiling
[00:02] Katy returns a nod to Sparks "You're responsible for that data treasure. Lets head home now." moving over beside Raigeki and offering a hand "C'mon, let me help you, boss." and if allowed, machinephase Katy would gently carry the wounded CEO out of the tragic scene.
[00:02] Raigeki just kinda passes out at this point, collapsing into Katy's arms
[00:03] Zero nods and lets Katy take Miko as she just looks around with a sigh and hits her belt TPing out
[00:03] Sparks continues tottering off to the LZ for the flight back..
[00:03] Katy carries the boss home into her sisters caring arms

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Re: The end of an era

Post by Hannah DuMont » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:47 pm

Helen Holden here bringing you a update on the recent massive military action by PAE and Vanguard forces. Our heroes have won the day but at great sacrifice. 2 members of PAE, Zephyr and Cherry were gravely injured and we wish them both a speedy recovery. However there were forces that were not so lucky. The city has lost both Alicia Frackture and Mayor Nightmares fiance known as Galaxia to the Shiva forces. Neither Nightmare nor Mikoto could be reached for comment at this time. We will give updates as we get them. Until then, keep Holdin on, Celestial City
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