Alexis stares in open-mouthed shock at Jenny's arm, before the drop from her seat snaps her back into focus with a pained yelp. "Destiny. Upright. Okay," she hisses through clenched teeth and she pulls herself onto her stomach, then crawls out of the van one elbow at a time.
"Destiny!" the gorgon shouts out. She starts to run, and stumbles a little, unsteady on her feet. Cursing, Alexis peels her heels off with her clawed toes, then resumes her pace. "Destiny! You're a pilot, right? Get in the upright!"
Before she can make it all the way to the other two, however, Alexis stops. Her path takes her through the standoff between Glenn and the merc Seraph. "Destiny, can you hear me?" she yells, but she turns to face the seraphs, uncertain what to do. She raises her hands, balling them into fists, and shifts her stance to move if the seraphs attack. "Go! Get the upright!"
Glenn's ram, well...it at least shifts the aim. Just enough that the blast doesn't hit home. Instead, it hits the road in front of the van...flipping it. Destiny is easily able to grab Casey and leap out, just in time. Alexis, however, is left where she is...and so are Aurora and Jenny. Aurora yelps, and moves upward, hiding in the rafters...and Jenny Everywhere averts her eyes. As the car flips Alexis, is forced to avert her eyes...and when she looks again, Aurora Giselle is Already Gone. Quantum teleportation is useful. If it wasn't for Glenn...everyone in the car would likely be dead.
Glenn, is then flanked by the two Seraphs in straw hats. The one on the left nods to hir. "Greetings, kin...I am Fujin." The one on the right tips his hat. "I am Rajin." "You may surrender." "Or face the storm."
Glenn, who was rolling hir shoulder after the rather blunt action, turns to the pair of Seraphs, her body following a moment later "I am afraid, Fujin and Rajin, but I'll have to turn the request right back to you two. This machine is important, and it is my duty to assure it reaches it's destination safely. I'll have to stop you" Glenn replies with a confident grin, before assuming a simple combat stance. She was set on warding these two off. The rest of the chaos has to be left to hir fellow club members... for now. Shi glanced down, if she would have known this would turn into a combat scenario, shi would've opted against the maid attire, but it'd do. Shi rushes at the two, who's storm will prove superior ? Once shi gets close enough, one of hir legs shoot out towards one of the two. (That shall be an attack using strength!)
Post by gravemindzombie on Jul 1, 2016 18:32:36 GMT
Destiny reluctantly nods, she runs out, heading over to the upright. She didn't want to leave Casey but had little choice, given her being preoccupied. She hastily climbs up the side of it's chest, lifting up the hatch to it's chest and climbing down inside. She quickly flips a series of switches on the control panel to boot up the Upright. While she waits for the Upright to finish booting up, she grips the control sticks tightly and clinches her teeth. "I will protect Casey... I will defeat these uprights and their pilots... Most importantly, I will avenge father..." She goes silent briefly, looking up towards the screen with a fierce gaze. Feeling rather emotional given the reappearance of her fathers killer, the one who'd inflicted misery on Casey. She was determined to kill this person as vengeance or die trying, lest she lose another loved one to a Kumiho.
Monotis smiles to Chii. "Greetings, for a formal introduction, I am Monatis, Demon of Time, The Brideseeker. I assume you have not yet chosen your Conjuratipn? A pity...such is useful for having people summon your power. And...I confess I have no idea who Oliver Twist is. My tastes do not run towards men. And...is that like a cigarette? Or, that name for a bundle of wood?" "But, I am here for one thing. I have come to reclaim my bride. Mille Rounds. I believe you know her? She owes me a wedding."
Monotis appears completely incapable of resisting the urge to monologue. Looks like he is Compelled by Ego (P).
Glenn's leg sweeps towards Raijin, and...
Is blocked easily by the skill of Raijin, who just smiles...and makes a 'tisk tisk' motion. This...is not going to be easy.
Fuijin, meanwhile, leaps away, landing a short distance from Glenn...and pulls out an Uzi, pointing it at Glenn and letting loose. It's the kind of thing that pretty much forces someone to duck.
Glenn is now covered in Surpressing Fire. The whole area Glenn is in is covered, making it especially hard to dodge.
And then, she prepares her counter-attack. With the sheer amount of fire in the helping prevent Glenn from dodging, goes for a time-honored attack. KIDNEY PUNCH!
(Glenn, make your Agility roll to defend. This is going to be versus a DC of 4. 3 from attack, -1 from roll, and +2 from Surpressing Fire.)
Casey makes the Illusionary fog, making it hard for people to get through, at the least...but, well...Casey officially has the Minor Consequence Nosebleed, along 4 chi Stress.
And then, a figure steps through it. Squinting, still unable to completely see, the outline of The Kumiho is visible. "Ah...Casey. The one who slew my son...and the one who bears his genes. Not in the foolish, mundane sense of pregnancy...but in the sense that you as well are a Kitsune...though you have not embraced your power. There is but one soul within you. Of course, that does not matter...soon you will be a part of me. We will be one...and you will be delicious. But first...let me remove certain...DISTRACTIONS!" And then he tosses a disc of pure Chi energy, directly at Alexis. On the outside of the fog...he's able to see her!
And, miraculously? The slashing disk misses. Had it not, Alexis would likely have a concussion now!
The Upright boots up easily, viewscreens coming up, giving Destiny a full view. Her eyes flash yellow for a brief second, and then a voice appears in speakers near each ear. "Greetings. Prototype SRPH-1, engaged. Quartz Batteries engaged. User...not recognized. User...not recognized. Emergency detected. Multiple hostile uprights. User recognition...Bypass. All systems engage. Tutorial: The Chi Control system allows the use of Life-force, to create any weapon desirable."
Manuevering jets fire off, bringing the Upright into battle position. "Simply imagine the form of the weapon, and it will exist. The SRPH-1 is unique, in that it possesses a pre-existing Chi battery, with limitless Chi, and automatically creates armor, without using the Pilot's energies. Furthermore, it is designed to handle the stress Chi creates, without malfunctions of earlier models. Weapon statistics as follows."
Aspects: Ultimate War Machine Super-powered Prototype. Designed for Victory
Untested: (All aspects!)
*All weapons created have 8 WR*
And the red mecha looks around. "Monatis we need evac...Monatis? Crap...plan B." He puts down the Homunculi Maker, gestturing to his companions. "Get the Prototype...Kill the pilot. Leave the rest intact."
And the three Uprights begin to surround Destiny, while the Red Upright starts fiddling with something. "Come on...Evac teleport...Evac...We gotta get this away..."
(Took forever, but here I am. Just had a TON of trouble sitting down and working this out! Once I did? easy.)···················
Post by manbehindthecurtain on Jul 30, 2016 1:40:58 GMT
Chii's eyebrow twitches from barely contained rage, with an intensity that surprises even herself. She has to fight down an urge to pull out her scalpel and charge Monatis in an attempt to sever his carotid arteries. That could potentially be suicidally dangerous and, more importantly, would endanger the life of an innocent Nirvanian. The doublet system had....disadvantages, sometimes.
She wonders if Rene knew already, and if she's listening in through the cell phone. Hopefully help would be on its way soon because she was certain that either she or Monatis would do something foolish soon, never mind what was going on outside the bus with the others and the fighting there. Hopefully....well, hopefully Millie would be alright, and soon someone like Ilujanka Baal or Morrigan, or reinforcements from the Meta Club or Psyche, or even the local constables, would arrive.
Meanwhile, she decided to correct a few of Monatis' misconceptions, including disabusing him of any notion what he is doing is anything to be proud of. Perhaps he could be shamed into giving up, or at least goaded into trying to justify the unjustifiable.
"Fagin, as it happens, was the name of a character in the novel Oliver Twist, by a human named....Charles Dickens, yes? He was....greedy, and ran an operation involving using children as beggars and pickpockets, if I remember correctly, to gather money. A 'Fagin' is thus an adult who uses children as part of a scheme to gather money or power....which is what I thought you were doing, yes? But it seems....I was mistaken."
Chii gives a deep breath. She is visibly putting in an effort into calming herself and making sure her words are measured in their tone and quality of language, if not the words themselves.
"Until this moment....I think I did not truly understand your true purpose, your true cruelty, yes….You've done enough. Forcing long-term and permanent contracts - including marriage - on human minors who don't understand how Yomians operate, using a cult as a front. You presented yourself as a monkey lord to gain slaves, and it is clear to me now that you did not merely intend to use them in an attempt to gain money or power but as personal playthings; in truth, a Bride without consent is nothing but a slave. I am afraid they shall always bear scars needlessly inflicted by you, for which I can see no justifiable reason, no true excuse. Do you even have one?
"I like to think I am a gentle person, but I find what you have done, what you intend to do, difficult to forgive. Do you not understand, that what you have committed is evil, an intolerable crime against the Human race, no? Thanks to you, all of Demonkind owes Millie Rounds, among others, a debt that might never be repayable. No matter how hard some of us are trying, yes?
"To quote a human by the name of Joe Welch: 'Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?'"
((Chii makes another rant, using Empathy, to shame Monatis or, much more likely, goad him into explaining himself. She spends 1 FP. Empathy 4 + Conviction Aspect: Heal the World to Free the World + Monatis' Aspect "Compelled By Ego" +
xcjutCG2 )) ···
Chiyembekezo "Chii" Curr FATE Pts: 3 Loving, Trusting, Honest Demon Medic | Become a Doctor to both Earth and Yomi | Childhood in the Woods, Teen Years in the Wards | Heal the World to Free the World | Stands out like a Clown in a Monastery Exceptional Skill: Powerful Healer(Man) | Foe: Balor Cultists (Per) | Gear: Medical Kit (Res) | Help: Gehenna Complex Medics (Per) | Inferior Skill: Pants on Fire (Dec)
Casey looks at the the Kumiho, her eyes burning with hatred. Anyone sans Destiny would have never seen her this angry, and even then Destiny only seen it when Casey's mother is brought up.
"Okay, Listen up you fucking unforgiveable monster. The souls your "Son" consumed Cried out to me and Frankly He DESERVED to Die, the Souls YOU Consumed Cry out to Me And you are GOING to Die. MY FRIENDS CRY OUT FOR ME! AND NONE OF THEM WILL DIE! They Cry Out for me to kill you and Stomp on your corpse! For Love and Badassery, a Lolita Clad Kitsune, Casey Duo! In the Name of Love, I'M GONNA KILL YOUR ASS!"
Wasting No Time, Casey channels once again, this time letting out three Pink Colored Chi Lances aimed at the Kitsune's brain, heart and live
Alexis lets out a curse as one of the seraphs lays down a spray of fire near her position. She stumbles backwards to get out of the way--just to watch a discus of chi slide past where she had been standing. This is leagues above my pay grade!
Alexis watches the kumiho; better to let Casey blast off whatever mojo she's trying without throwing herself in front of any more magic. Instead, Alexis moves on hands and knees past Glenn and the edgemaster, towards the second, well-armed seraph. Alright, so a mob of... supervillains... is attacking our charges and our clients. Okay, lamian ancestry, what do we have to work with?
...Okay, yes, we have life threatening terror, but it wouldn't look good of me to shrink to the size of a child and curl up right now. Come on now, get angry. Or at least indignant. These... miscreants are ruining your business partnership with the Seraphs! And putting people in danger out of some kind of spite! And what kind of crime boss brings a mook with a SWORD? I don't care how enchanted it is...
Cursing profusely to herself, Alexis stays down until she is close enough to the gun-wielding seraph and out of mind. From her low point, Alexis puts her "defensive" martial arts training to work--starting with a leg sweep, she tries to topple the gunman into her own waiting arms, hoping to catch the unbalanced seraph in a tight chokehold.
[[Supplemental Action to start activating her transformation ability. Alexis' primary action is attempting to grapple the gun-Seraph as a Block action. Alexis' base Strength is 0, but her Wrestler advantage gives her +2 to grappling-style maneuvers, and I will invoke Alexis' Background Aspect for the roll--Alexis' martial arts background is in the ancient Greek art of Pankration.]]
Glenn frowns as shi finds hir attack blocked by Raijin, they seemed to be skilled. Only means shi will have to do better. However, before she could follow up with another attack, the other seraph Fuijin opens fire at Glenn, making hir disengage Fuijin as she tries to escape the hail of bullets, she was at a disadvantage this way. Shi was at a big disadvantage fighting two enemies at once, especially if one would cover melee range while the other attacked from afar. Considering the ranged combatant to be the more dangerous one though, Glenn would turn her attention to her and charge at her, trying to run in a zig zag pattern to make it harder for her opponent to hit her. Hir fist reared back as she prepared to punch the Seraph once shi would reach her...
Post by gravemindzombie on Aug 27, 2016 4:17:21 GMT
Destiny targets the red upright first, she focus's deeply, attempting to draw a sword with the SRPH-1's Chi control system. Once she locks onto the Red upright, she activates the SRPH-1's thrusters to quickly get past the surrounding uprights and close the gap between the two mecha and pull an upward slash with a summoned sword.
Monatis...starts to laugh. Laugh...and laugh. Laugh insanely. Laugh maniacly. This is the laugh of someone who doesn't just have no shame. This is the laugh of someone who has no SOUL. Who is...broken. Were it not for the fact that someone could sense it, Chii would think that Monatis had failed to reincarnate, or was perhaps even a Titan, tthe laugh is this insane.
"Playthings! That's right. These pathetic mortals are nothing more then playthings. How they live! How they die! Whatever they want! Is mine to control. These pathetic humans are good only for dying! Their civilization a mere EYESORE! They should be honored to serve me! I don't understand why you care about these pathetic apes! They are a pollutant to this planet. We're doing them a service by giving them a master."
He laughs again. "Man..the only mortal I've met I LIKE is this Iron Dragon guy...when he came to me, and offered me what he offered me...I couldn't DREAM of it. See...he's got something even an Immortal has to be shocked at...a Seraph, modified Homunculus maker. The one you guys are escorting. I mean...Imagine it. A device that can be manufacutred, simply and easily. You can literally make an assembly line of children. You can even fiddle with the traits. I mean, I could make an ARMY with that. Or, a Harem. Whatever I wanted..."
Monatis smirks. "And he offered me a cut. More then a cut...as many as I wanted, as soon as he gets the assembly line up and running. Hell, even someone like YOU would like something like this. Imagine it...an endless array of healers for Yomi. No one would have to go without medical treatment, ever again. Isn't that a nice idea? And I'm the one who can point that out..."
By this time, the bus is empty...and then Monatis' eye suddenly darts to the window. He sees...SOMETHING...and there's a burst of smoke. No...two bursts of smoke. Monatis is outside, covered in....dust? A tan-ish, dust-like...something, completely covering his front side, some sort of circular shield keeping it from hitting him. He's scooting backwards on his ass, as the dust falls to the gorund, moving more and more slowly. Was...he freezing it in TIME?
In front of Chi...stands a tall, handsome man. He wears a dusty black ttrenchcoat, and dark sunglasses. He...well, he looks like a refugee from a cyberpunk game, though he lacks any cybernetics. He turns around, and a dusting of red freckle-like markings showcase his demonic heritage. His face...is covered by what looks like a Japanese "cold" mask. Or a surgical mask of a doctor. "Hi. I'm Eric. Rene sent me. I'm the Demon of Powder." He pulls off his mask. "Looks like Monatis is afraid of a little garlic." And he lets it snap back, before he opens the door of the bus. "Go help your friends...Monatis is No Warrior."
The Kumiho looks at Casey with shock, as he sees the three tri-colored lances. He does not respond verbally. He is past the idea of responses. There is only a battle. Do, or die. That is what a fight is about. Which warrior is fastest. Which warrior is strongest. He moves to charge his Chi as well, but...
(Casey. Remember to declare if you want a reroll, or otherwise in the thing. Chi has a -1 on activation, and -1 on to-hit. Witth metabolic of 2...yeah. Chi Stress TBD.
Since a Chi Blast is at LEAST +3...and a Chi Attack has a base difficulty of 3...total dC for a WR 0 attack is 6. Casey takes 5 chi stress. Which means Casey fills the '3' stress box...and Casey has Minor Consequence: Nosebleed. I'm assuming you're using the +2 on AIM. So let's see if it hits)
And then it is the Kumiho's turn. The energy around it gathers, as fox fire appears in each hand, and it gestures. The fire flies out in an arc, heading towards Casey, nine balls of fire in total. They surround Casey...and then the Kumiho strikes.
(Okay, that's a 4 DC on your defense roll, Casey.)
Raijin looks in shock as 'his' attack misses. He's about to respond to it, when he sees Glenn move towards Fujin. Fujin's response is to ready his weapon. After all, he has Glenn 'surpressed''...and then a hissing Gorgon lunges at him from out of nowhere, with a serpantine tail, and two free hands...and an expert mastery of grappling.
(Tutorial on shapeshifting...it gives Alexis TWO aspects. In this case? Presuambely two "Extra grappling" aspects...Which means she STARTS with a +8, thanks to the FP...and with a +0...that's a Spin with Success, even though it's a block. Which means Alexis gets a "Boost" or a free aspect...orother bonus. In this case? It makes Fujin Surprised against the next attack. So, against Chi's attack, it's gonna be a straight roll against defense. Shapeshifting, for ease of use, consists of, outside of the roll to hype yourself up, a roll against Metabolic, to transform yourself. When it ends, you get a number of AP equal to you Mettabolic+bonuses. In Alexis' case, 4)
(Chi got a -1 on the roll, check stats)
Glenn's face smashes into Fujin, bloodying the nose of the gun-seraph, but not knockign it out. Fortunately, her Gorgon ally has the Seraph well in hand.
As Raijin prepares to counterattack, a..hand suddenly pops out of her sword. Raijin looks at it with utter confusion...and then the hand punches her in the face. She staggers back, as the rest of the figure comes out. It's a woman with Indian features, a bindi on her forehead. Her skin is black. JET black, and her eyes red. She's wearing sunglasses, despite the darkness having fallen over the battlefield. She extends her long tongue like a lizard's, licking up a droplet of Raijin's blood.
She's dressed in trim slacks, a skit over it, a policewoman's vest...modified to handle her four arms. While her left foot is wearing a sneaker, her right is bare. Upon her back are four swords, and her right breast has a badge showcasing a severed head. Her grin is manic. She cracks her neck, and turns to face the melee Seraph.
"Hi...Morrigan sent me. Some people call me "Kelly"...but you can guess that it's mispronounced. I'm the Goddess of Inevitability and really way above this, but I just reincarnated 20 years ago, so....I'm on light duty. Still..." She looks over Raijin. "NOT my best partner. I am time, ever inclined to desroy the world, and anihilate anything and all that is not worthy of keeping. You...are not worthy of keeping." She putts her hands to her swords...but then pauses...facing the armed Raijin open-palmed.
As Destiny lunges, the red upright is busy prepping something on its wrist. "Come on...come on. I gotta..." And then Destiny lunges forwards, as the Red UPright pulls out a shield to defend itself, barely able to move its feet, hoping against hope that it's sheild defends against Destiny.
The shiled barely takes the blow, forcing the pilot to stagger back. He smirks, as he realizes something. "You! I recognize that stance. You're...Destiny Resi. You're the child of that guy who was guarding Duo industries. He fought well. Pity he had to go out like that. The question is...can you fight better then your old man."
Against Destiny's summoned sword, he pulls out a long combat knife, a shield in the other hand. "I, however, have learned to fight in the Eowyn Desai school of Mecha combat...Your mech might be good...but let's see if itt can handle my skill. Men, stay back. This is between me...and her."
And then he lunges, using his shield to cover himself, and hide his movements, pulling it aside at the last second to stab with his knife!
(Okay, I'll get the full results in a sec, and the damage on opponents and such. As of now, here's my post.)·······················
"Just stay down," Alexis grunts. With two hands, she wrenches Fujin's arms behind their back. With the other two, she grabs his head and collar, to slam the gunner into the ground, her tail already coiling around their legs. "I'd rather not make an exercise out of pulling your arms out of their sockets. The gorgon looks up, to make sure no other threats were coming. If she was going to have to handle the legal work after this, it would be best if she did as little damage herself as possible. ((Continuing the block on Fujin.))
And so...what happens next is, to some extent...inevitable. With reinforcements on their way, the victory of the heroes is a simple matter. The defeat of the villains, impossible. While they are able to escape, save for Raiden and Fujin, none leaves with anything, leaving it a question of why, exactly, they wanted all this. Still...the heroes have succeeded in their goals, at least. Which is something.
Answers will come another day, and for now...they have other tasks to try.