Helicopter Crash at the rock outcropping, Ophelia, Big Joe, Mercer
Domes, combat, Clark, Antipas, Cass, Tasura, and Luke
Jenny was obviously looking for any excuse to go out in her blaze of glory. Juicers were almost like undead in Cass's mind. Giving up their humanity one jolt at a time for the mindless rush to the gory end. Putting this one down would be an act of mercy and with any luck would minimize the collateral damage. Also, who in their right mind made murder wraiths?! Cass took aim and put two laser shots into Jenny, hoping to at least disrupt her charge.Pender Lumkiss wrote: ↑Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:12 pmThe lady Juicer, Jergin’s looked at where her companion used to be. Nothing was left except the now burnt Kole Hole t-shirt. Jergin’s grabbed the shirt with one hand. She seethed, her face burned black on the left cheek, “Is that it? Do we do this the hard way?” Jergin’s eyes flared firey red and stayed that way. It seemed like some unstable energy was just waiting to erupt from within her.
Mercer nods and says to @Ophelia Monk …”I said I’d follow your lead… let me grab the Lt here and zip over to the dome. I’m fast. I’m wearing a jet pack. I can help her do whatever needs to be done to discharge the exploding Ley Line. Afterwards I’ll join in on the Skelebot bash. Okay?”equipment in the dome on the right to safely discharge it.”
"Easily 50 miles, Mercer."Mercer wrote: ↑Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:33 pm
Mercer looks from his niece, Lt. Maverick to Ophelia.
Pinching the bridge of his nose and grimacing the RCSG scientist grumbles then loudly states to everyone…
“We are looking at a 50 miles explosion!
We have maybe a minute, two or three tops before the Ley Line blows sky high.
Given where we parked the van. Maybe, maybe we could reach it, and maybe out run this massive explosion. Mmm but I’m thinking it’s too many maybes. Sounds like we need to discharge the energy using the CS equipment in the dome. Whatever we do, @Ophelia Monk we gotta do it fast.”
Mercer side eyes the Ley Line then grunts: “Thinking of ideas…”
OOC NOTE TO THE GROUP
The Undead Slayer gives Clark a look over before answering "I call it Treebert for lack of anything better. Some magic tree I'm supposed to guide to it's "Place of Rooting". Seemed really important to some folks we helped recently." He gives Clark another look and seems to consider something. "You look... nartury and unlike to get shot at with plasma." He holds the satchel with Treebert out to Clark. "Keep him safe for me until this is over please? Given his reaction to the mess that goo caused I doubt inside the domes would be pleasant for him."
"Thank you. And it's just a small army of skelebots, a few bombers, and a massive magic anomaly. Like I said, Tuesday."Stoic wrote: ↑Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:41 am Clark nods solemnly. "I will guard it with my life. Of course, we need to make sure we live through this." He gingerly places Treebert in his knapsack and grabs a spear made out of a single piece of dark walnut, a fire hardened tip. He holds it with both hands, ready to use it.
He chuckles wryly. "No, I didn't think you would. You can't keep company with the likes of us and live to be your age without skills."Ophelia Monk wrote: ↑Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:57 am
She regards @Antipas. "With one exception, yes. I shall be part of the 'Meathead' group--while some of my most potent powers are useless against the bots, their simple AIs are actually rather easy to confound, and I have little technical expertise to be able to help Luke's efforts. I will, of course, do my best to not get in your way."
While he is annoyed with Joe for being distracted, the youth's willingness to ask for direction gives the Atlantean a noticeable moment of pause that none of Joes attempts to get a reaction from Antipas had accomplished. "Well, if you have any healing left..." Antipas looks pointedly at the heavily wounded @Cassiopeia "Although I would expect far less swooning from her. If not it looks like you're up front with me."Big Joe wrote: ↑Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:31 pm Big Joe was feeling pretty good and more than a little distracted by the attention he was getting from the ladies. As the conversation began maturing Joe felt lost by all the new developments in the conversation. The ley line exploding and killing everything around sounds pretty bad. Like a bomb from the sky bad.
"All this stuff is just way over my head. How about you just tell me what you need me to do and I can do it." He says accepting that the idea of using a bunch of Coalition gear to control a ley line made less since to him than poking a bull in the eye to calm it down. But if these guys thought it would work, it was better than a thousand dead bodies.
Joe looks over @Cassiopeia and nods. "We will have her running like new in no time." He says as he moves over to her and asks her permission to begin his work.Antipas wrote: ↑Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:29 am While he is annoyed with Joe for being distracted, the youth's willingness to ask for direction gives the Atlantean a noticeable moment of pause that none of Joes attempts to get a reaction from Antipas had accomplished. "Well, if you have any healing left..." Antipas looks pointedly at the heavily wounded Cassiopeia "Although I would expect far less swooning from her. If not it looks like you're up front with me."
Groaning, Cass covers her face with the hand holding her rifle. "That cover? You couldn't pick an original? And the live version at that!? That was the worst recording."Pender Lumkiss wrote: ↑Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:06 pmThe leader of the remaining juicers Jergin’s cackled loving the danger. She opened her pack and pulled out a small audio speaker, she tapped a few buttons and it suddenly started to play the legendary musicians Kole’s auspicious but throaty cover track, Titanium. Jergin’s grinned slapping a fresh e-clip into her laser rifle, “What’s the play heroes? We got a few moments to figure it out. Skelebots breathing down our neck, a line about to go nova, no ride, and just each other.” She, four juicers, 7 CS soldiers and scientists looked up to the heroes hoping beyond hope for a miracle.
I am bullet proof,
Fire away…. Fire away…
I am bullet proof,
Fire away…. I am titanium.
Cass snorts and then winces. She has a hand pressed tight against a bloody spot in her side but gives her cousin a tired reply.Antipas wrote: ↑Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:56 pmAntipas glances as the energy blasts next to him and sighs, then he takes in the low down of the situation and seems mostly nonplussed. "In summation the coalition found something they didn't understand, made it worse, and are now trying to kill the only people who can stop it... sooo it's Tuesday?"" He looks questioningly to Luke and Cass, "Or is that Saturday?"
Cass gives the kid a wan smile and raises two bloody fingers in a peace sign wave.Antipas wrote: ↑Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:29 amWhile he is annoyed with Joe for being distracted, the youth's willingness to ask for direction gives the Atlantean a noticeable moment of pause that none of Joes attempts to get a reaction from Antipas had accomplished. "Well, if you have any healing left..." Antipas looks pointedly at the heavily wounded @Cassiopeia "Although I would expect far less swooning from her. If not it looks like you're up front with me."
Cass takes a deep, painless breath and stretches her arms up over her head. ”I know Pas said I wouldn’t swoon, but Joe… Mmmm. I feel so good I could kiss you right now. Thank you.” She blows him a kiss as she takes off running after Luke and Mercer.Big Joe wrote: ↑Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:15 pmJoe looks over @Cassiopeia and nods. "We will have her running like new in no time." He says as he moves over to her and asks her permission to begin his work.
"If it's alright with you, I can look you over a bit and make sure things that belong on the outside stay on the outside and things that belong on the inside, get back to the inside." The young demi-god sets to work, as his hands easily close the wounds replacing the burning pain with a cool feeling like cold sea water. The process only takes a couple minutes from start to finish, but when he is done the wounds are gone without even scars to show they were previously so grievous.
Stoic wrote: ↑Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:50 pm Suddenly realization spreads over Clarks face, his hand reaching for the bag.
"We must protect this at all costs, it's a millennial tree!" he mentally shouts over the telepathic link.
He concentrates for a moment, harmonizing his consciousness with the universe he manages to conceal the saplings aura.
"Well that was right into our brains. Thanks weird forest guy. Millenium Tree sounds a bit more important than just sentient magic tree. That figures. Probably lots of folks gonna want to take or destroy it then. The protecting and planting stuff was already my plan, but it seems it'll be more complicated than I expected." And wasn't it Gods damned always. Nemesis, must you and your kin always complicate things so?Ophelia Monk wrote: ↑Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:08 am Ophelia smiles softly at the sight of Big Joe and Antipas actually developing a rapport. There will probably be some backsliding, of course, but it looks like a good start.
Then she blinks as Clark makes his announcement. A Millennium Tree? What on earth is going on here? She shakes her head. Right--as you say, keep it safe, at all costs. Perhaps when the current crisis is over, we can find a safe place to plant it. Add 'protect the plant' to our objective list, everyone.
Luke cocks his head to the side, at @Big Joe's comment. "Not sure if we should shield it from the surge or plant it in the epicenter?"Big Joe wrote: ↑Fri Dec 17, 2021 12:49 pm "You know, I am not an expert. But last time I read about those things they were like a mile tall. This must be more like a decade tree." Turning to look out for any coming changes Joe thinks for a moment then asks. "So does this mean it needs our PPE to fuel it? Don't those things live off ley lines?"
What?? .. Fuck! He quickly grabs the juicers anchor line in one hand and cuts it with the other hoping Jenny and her gear are more weighty than he is. And while he does have to jump to get things moving, she is. He is propelled upwards and by kicking off a few branches he intercepts the juicer as she falls, catching her in one arm as their now counterbalanced weight leaves them swinging wildly. Timing his release of the rope to drop them behind some cover, they tumble to the ground largely unhurt by the laser fire. "Fulfill your death wish tomorrow, we still have business."Pender Lumkiss wrote: ↑Sun Dec 19, 2021 4:35 pm All too soon an electrified field of energy bubbled out several hundred yards. Those inside the center were treated to an aweinspiring shimmering blue paintscape. It was only marred by incessant progress of the Skelebots as they broke the tree line descending on the camp. The drones above, however, as the expanding field hit them all exploded prematurely. Only one pair of skelebots seemed affected by the damaging field and halted their March, the rest raised their laser rifles and grenade launchers prepared to fire. “By the command of the Emperor lay down your arms… Please.”
The young CS lady soldier that was hanging onto Big Joe frowned her pretty lips and smarted, “Please? Freaking civility programming.” Tink…. Tink…. Several Grenades landed at her and Joe’s feet. She twisted her body as if tryimg to shield the hero from the blast. She breathlessly yelled, “Watch out Joe!”
Jenny Jergin’s laughed from above Antipas. Her red glowing eyes were filled with joy and betrayed just how close to death she was. From the speaker hanging on her neck Kole’s Titanium song ended as did the speaker’s battery. She called down to Antipas as the skelebot’s opened fire, “We all thought she had died after the New Town concert…. Do you think Kole could sign my Rifle?” She chuckled, “At least you guys are a bit more friendly than that glitter girl and baby…” What ever else she was going to say was cut off by laser fire peppering her position above Antipas.
As if it was pre-recorded and prepared just for this moment a voice pipes in
It wasn’t actually that many years ago in Cass’s mind. She remembered that show… not much afterwards until she woke up in a cryo tank. She gave Calvin a quick nod, then focused in on @Luke ”We need to pull the power feeding it. That’s what worked before. I pulled one of the ley lines away from it and then it just kind of fizzled. But that one wasn’t tainted like these.”Pender Lumkiss wrote: ↑Sun Dec 19, 2021 4:35 pm Calvin pushed his glasses once again up his nose. Sweat poured down his face. He looked up at Cassiopeia. He had to be about 30 or so years in age. A drop in the bucket for the long lived True Atlanteans. The blaring song of Titanium faded from the outside replaced by the concussive explosions of grenades and the artificial whine of laser blasts. He gulped again. He whispered to himself as much to her, “I was at that Concert outside New Town…. The leyline there had gone heywire too... She saved us.” He clicked on the computer keyboard. On his side monitor were the words: Are you her?
Luke silently thanks whoever healed @Cassiopeia when he couldn't. Being a nearly sole survivor, no sole escapee, from his home world had been quite lonely up until @Antipas had introduced him to Cass. No way on this planet or in any galaxy, known or unknown, was he going to lose her.Cassiopeia wrote: ↑Mon Dec 27, 2021 9:02 pm It wasn’t actually that many years ago in Cass’s mind. She remembered that show… not much afterwards until she woke up in a cryo tank. She gave Calvin a quick nod, then focused in on Luke ”We need to pull the power feeding it. That’s what worked before. I pulled one of the ley lines away from it and then it just kind of fizzled. But that one wasn’t tainted like these.”
Cass threw herself into the task at Luke’s side, trusting Xavier and him to calculate the solution and Mercer to translate their needs to the CS team. She didn’t close her eyes but prayed again to Hermes as they worked.
She smiles wanly at Clark as her injuries heal. "Thank you. This will be sufficient for me; please, help the--" Her head suddenly whips around, as she catches Mercer's thoughts through the mindlink. "NO!" If she'd not been so distracted by her injuries a moment ago, she would have made him stop; as it is, all she can do once he starts is remain as a fortifying presence in his mind, supporting him, encouraging him to hold on even as he pumps his own life-force into the Rift.