The Escapist Avatar Adventure: An Open RP (Now Re-Opened!)

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Teri, Garm, Sadei, 2nd Lt. Coulange

Teri shrugged, at both her staff and Rugal, "Both him and Tajuh said that I would be able to cast in it, but with a bit more difficulty. What I was wondering was what would be considered the most combat effective for a mech. The first thought that came to mind was the fact that since we're in space, all of my summoning capabilities kind of fall flat, ice constructs or no. Otherwise, I'm a little lost..."

Noticing Rugal's pale face, she frowned, "You didn't have to walk here... I could have met up with you later, sir."

Caim, Devon, Angelus, Ton Ton, Cadolbolg, and Krillin

Ton Ton tilted his head to the side in confusion at Krillin's joke, and look at Cadolbolg's parents, "Why was he happy to find a cave? Was he able to get away from the 'bitchy bluehead'?"

Angelus shot a glare at Krillin, but spoke carefully, "Yes, little one, he was able to get away from the unpleasant woman from his recollection."

However, Caim found his attentions diverted by Devon's words, "There's a good lad. I'm not telling you to be an optomist, but to keep going, despite adversity, is something I will always encourage... However, based upon what you've said about Furiae, she changes based upon her emotions, right? Maybe if she calms down, she'll revert naturally. However, that does not mean I condone Inuart's actions around her... Gods, even if it was him who got her to the technology, I will not show him any mercy..."

Jenny, Blade, Engisn Touya

The ensign finished up his drink as he looked around. "That sounds like a plan, but what's the backup in case they have ways to block the teleport? I mean, there's ways to shunt it off by just a bit to send the people trying that into space if it's based just on the technology."

Kazuya

Slindis shifted into the Water Stance and moved to the side to avoid the first hook while going for a sweeping low kick, all the while taking note of how Kazuya fought.

Water Stance, less strength for much more survivability, you know this whole song and dance by this point.

Hiryu, Melethia

Melethia gave the man a high-five. "So, how do ya want me to get in touch with ya? I don't want those stuffy guys to get the info and try sinkin' the ship, an' ya know they'd do somethin' like that. An' considerin' my mom an' Wheathair are there, that'd be all bad for everyone involved." Her upbeat tone did a good job at hiding the message of the girl retaliating well to most anyone else besides Hiryu, but the way she so casually mentioned that showed that she thought herself fully capable of such an action even after finding out about the Striders' stealth skills.

Teri, Garm, Sadei, Rugal

Sadei chimed in. Well, Teri, maybe you can try something like a smokescreen with the obscuring mist to mess up the sensors? Chill metal might make your machine a bit harder to find if they're looking for heat, also. Mind if I try talking with Dimitri to see if there's some things I can see about how this machine works?

Caim, Devon, Angelus, Ton Ton, Cadolbolg, and Krillin

Krillin looked at the ground. "God damnit, it's just like Bulma again, except this time she can bite my head off instead of bitching at me. What the hell did I do to deserve this?"

Devon didn't even bother turning around to justify Krillin's statement as one of the passing members of the Hagane. "Hmm, seems we should have these rings on for safety. Not exactly what I had in mind for security, but they seem to have their heads on straight. Anyway, Caim, after a while, you just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other, even if it does sometimes get lodged firmly in someone's ass."

Krillin snapped at Devon's complete ignoring of him. "What happened to make you so much better than me, huh? Just because you have some suit on and a guitar doesn't make you a hotshot. What crawled up your ass and died? Just find some other chick and give her the wink wink nudge nudge."

THe bard took a moment to respond to Krillin. "Look. I don't particularly care who you are, but the past few months of my life have been far from simple. I've tried keeping calm and laid back about it all, aand I didn't come here to make this a pity party. Just know that Ella's the first person that's made me feel like thingswould be just fine, like my life hadn't gone to hell in a handbasket. If you're going to tell me to just find someone else again, we're going to have problems real fucking fast, and I'm going to find uses for a plastic spoon that will boggle the mind. Understood?"

Teri, Garm, Sadei, Rugal

Sadei chimed in. Mind if I try talking with Dimitri to see if there's some things I can see about how this machine works?

"Hmn... Lemme see what I can do. Engage Silent Mode for a channel with Sadei, Dimitri."

Light blue text scrolled across the screen as Dimitri opened the floor for the spirit of the staff, "What would you like to know, Ms. Sadei?"

Caim, Devon, Angelus, Ton Ton, Cadolbolg, and Krillin

The pact partners gave each other knowing looks after Devon's outburst, the warrior of the two smiling faintly before pointing at Devon, "You know, I don't really like the Authors as a whole, but this guy... He's alright."

The dragoness shook her head with a laugh, and looked to Krillin, "You're fighting a losing battle, little man. Furthermore, if you think women are so easily disposable, then perhaps you need to re-evaluate your priorities in relationships."

Teri, Garm, Sadei, Rugal

Sadei looked at the AI's text then thought. Hmm, what's the armor like and how's it going to handle actual space combat? I was also thinking that maybe I could be the conduit for Teri's spells, you know. Help her with the magic, because it's probably not going to be that easy altogether.

A search through the database told Dimitri that it was relatively lightly armored and likely intended as a light skirmisher. For the combat issues, it would be more of a flanking force, although Sadei's assistance could allow some of the offensive spells to directly attack the enemies out there.

In all, if it worked out right, Teri would have a good number of options.

Caim, Devon, Angelus, Ton Ton, Cadolbolg, and Krillin

Krillin looked at the group with a sense of betrayal. "Well, excuse me, dragon, but when every woman you've dealt with is crazy, a bitch, a gold digger, or some combination of the three, you stopcaring about the personalities and go for the end result, because that's all they are. It's also something this little wannabe rock star needs to get through his head before that bitch he's going for drains his ass dry-" He would have gone on longer had Devon not coldcocked the man, knocking him straight on the ground.

"What the hell was that for?"

"I warned you, didn't I? In case you didn't didn't get the hint the first time, stop talking about things that you know nothing about." He had clearly had enough of Krillin's nonsense.

Krillin owned count: 1

Jenny, Blade, Engisn Touya

Blade shrugged when Touya pointed out the Strider's Plan.
"I don't know. Hell, I'm not even sure if we'll even be able to get a lock on the ships..." He admitted, showing Touya that the Striders were a lot less prepared then they'd put on.
"Aside from that, I guess we'd send men in with pods. Just even 1 Strider on one of their ships can inflict a massive amount of damage." He added, hoping to instill some confidence in the Ensign.

"Also, we might be able to use the Teleporter in order to send over explosives...." Jenny added, causing Blade to freeze.
"....."
"...You honestly never thought of that?..."
"...No...No, I hadn't."

Kazuya

Kazuya rolled a nine to dodge the kick
Hopping over Slindis's sweep kick, Kazuya followed up with a quick Left, Right, Backhand combo followed with a large Sparta like kick to the midsection.
DC5 per attack to block/dodge: 4 attacks

Hiryu, Melethia

As Melethia talked, Hiryu reached into his utility belt and pulled out a small coin shaped mic.
"Just keep this on you, should be both powerful and low-key enough to get the job done. Just act casual keep an eye out for their Command. That coin will do the rest." He said as he flipped it with his thumb for her to catch.
"If anyone asks, you picked that out of someones pocket. We never talked, Understood Agent?"

Teri, Garm, Sadei, Rugal

Rugal was delayed in his answer, but finally said "Well...I....am not sure what I can advise then...Just....that....ummm...."
It was clear that now the topic of space is back on the agenda, he was clearly un-nerved.
"...Well....What Spells can you use in that thing?..." He asked, trying to figure out what he could say.

Jenny, Blade, Ensign Touya

Touya nodded. "You know, I never thought of it either... but now that I give it some thought, it could do a lot to disorient them! Jenny, you should go and tell someone else about that plan. Make sure it's someone that'll listen to that, though." He nodded before thinking it out. "Besides, Commander Tajuh's already seemed to assign the machines to the others, from what it feels like." The two there couldn't quite tell, but every person that was assigned a machine knew what it was and where it was in the battleship.

Kazuya

Slindis parried the first two attacks from the man, but the backhand caught her by surprise. However, she was able to recover quickly enough to throw in a rapid flurry of jabs and kicks while the man was caught slightly off-balance from his powerful kick.

DC5 to block or redirect each attack: 8 attacks.

Hiryu, Melethia

She winked as she looked at the man. "I'm sorry, mister, but who are ya again?" Hiryu got that she wasn't going to say much of anything, but he could also see her going over the mic in a way that showed that she'd try to find out exactly how it worked.

Jenny, Blade, Ensign Touya

"I should do that. Thank you Touya." Jenny said before she got up and went to make her way off the Hagane to find Hiryu while Blade asked "Just...you fought in space before, right? Just...IF the Teleporter WAS off target....what would happen?..."
Touya noticed that Blade was uneasy, he was most likely part of the "Lucky" ones to go for the attack.

Kazuya

Kazuya was expecting Slindis to counter, but it wasn't anything that he couldn't blo-
"OOF!" He grunted as took a jab clean to the face, opening up for Slindis's offensive.
Despite managing to get his guard up, she managed to sneak in another 2 attacks before he could get back to attacking.
Tsh, guess he actually bothered teaching her... He thought before moving in for a Light Jab, a Medium Kick, a Heavy Straight followed by a Rising Elbow. (Cross Rush)
DC5 to block or redirect: 4 attacks

Hiryu, Melethia

As Melethia checked out the Mic, "I'm sorry, mister, but who are ya again?".
She looked behind her and saw Hiryu with a speaker in his hand, replaying her voice on tape.
"Loud and Clear...." He joked before Jenny neared and he hid the speaker behind his back.
"Master Hiryu, I was talking with some of the others and we were wondering. About the "Teleport Offence" What about explosives instead of Striders?"
"Out of the question, we don't have enough bombs to deal with that many ships. All we have are personal mines and grenades, don't have something large enough to do enough damage to warrant the usage..." He explained, in ear shot of Melethia.

Jenny, Blade, Ensign Touya

Touya grimaces when he thinks about. "Well, if you're lucky, you'd be sent out into space."

"...and if you're not?"

"Have you ever seen the first tests with the teleporter where something'd get lodged within an object? I'm gonna admit it: I lost my lunch seeing a buddy of mime who made that that mistake. He only had a week until graduating the program, too..."

Kazuya

Slindis gained 3 Ki from the successful attacks! Her Ki is now 39.
Slindis redirected the energy from the first jab, making it much easier to have Kazuya expend more of his energy before moving around the man, delivering even more punches and kicks as she moved. What she was focusing on now was how one would handle such a rapid attack, even if she wasn't holding anything back with the attacks.

DC5 to block, parry, or avoid. Number of attacks: nine.

Hiryu, Melethia

When she heard the communication, she grinned. "Hey, just 'cause you can't take out the whole ship doesn't mean that the bombs aren't useful. Fir example, what'd happen if the bombs were to hit key areas, like the steering or the engines? Ammo areas are also a nasty spot for a stray fire or somethin... Ya don't hafta take out everythin, but take out a few of 'em. Ya know, spread some panic and discord in their ranks? When ya got lemons, ya make lemonade. When ya got explosives, ya make the kinslayer's life a living hell." Her eyes glinted deviously as she planned out the various ways that the small amount of weapons could cause Tomoya's fleet problems.

Alucard
"Alucard just shrugged, the reference made him chuckle a bit. "Oh You..." Alucard said and set off for the entrance to the base.



Dani
Dani walked forward and opened the door. She found the elevator waiting for her. Dani walked into it and let her wireless signals tap into the facility's systems. "Ok Viscus, activate any working defenses and clean out what you can, then give me an approximate number of remaining "tenants" in the building." Dani said descending.

Teri, Garm, Sadei, Rugal

Teri could see that the conversation was getting nowhere, and grabbed on the man's sleeve lightly, "As far as I know, there is are no limitations. And with what Sadei and Dimitri are talking about, Sadei will be able to help mitigate some of the strain. Dimitri, email him the spell list. Translate as much jargon as you can, and do what you can to simplify the descriptions of what the spells do..."

"Right away, Madam.... And done. Mr. Bernstein, you now have a simplified file for reference."

Teri gave a thankful smile to her AI, and tugged Rugal sleeve a little more, pointing at Oto-hime, "Now, it won't do you any good to stick outside here. We can take a look at Oto-hime's cockpit, if you're thinking about piloting a mech in the upcoming battle, or we can go elsewhere. I don't want you to keep suffering out here for my sake..."

Caim, Devon, Angelus, Ton Ton, Cadolbolg, and Krillin

After seeing Devon's display of irritation towards Krillin, the warrior and his companion gave little shrugs, and motioned for Devon to follow after them, very much wanting to get away from the irritating short man.

Jenny, Blade, Ensign Touya

Blade grew advisably nervous as Touya gave him a prediction of his fate should the Teleporter get interrupted or set incorrectly.
"...Jenny, please for the love of god tell him to use the bombs instead..." He groaned as he facedesked at the fact he could die before the real fight even began.

Kazuya

Years of experience managed to get him out of most of Slindis's attacks, most, but not all, 2 stray hits getting though.
Toughing it out, he looked for an opening.
"Not bad. I'm starting to see some of the "Lord God" in you..." He commented, referring back to Rugal's days of delusion before answering back with a assault of his own, neither side getting a advantage over the other.
Some lighting fast jabs, some well placed kicks, a hard hitting gut shot followed by his Demon Screw Uppercut.

DC5 to block, parry, or avoid. Number of attacks: ten

Hiryu, Melethia

"And on top of that Master, we wouldn't need to risk any of our ranks in the event the Teleporter gets jammed or disrupted." Jenny added as Hiryu thought it over.
"Besides, no offense Master, but do you think you could convince our men to take such a risk given the current situation?..."
".....Understood...Very Well...I guess that it would be better suited to send in bombs rather then ourselves, though some of the more "Proud" Members will still relish the idea of storming a ship or two."
Jenny was clearly relieved to hear that and could only imagine how good Blade would feel about it.
Dani/Viscus

On Command, Viscus proceeded to tap into the Base's defense grid and began to try and reboot it.
".....Unable to reboot Automated Defenses from here. Back during the attack that left most of this Lab in ruins, the Mainframe must have been compromised. Establishing Visual Link...."
Bringing up a Live Feed, The Surviving Infected Soldiers had set up a kind of underground city, made of tents and crude buildings.
The feed also showed a Mutated Mr. X Tyrant and a few Soldiers walking Evolved Lickers around like pets with leashes and all.
In the years since Weskers ownership, they really began to live peaceful lives underground, though they only swelled in number thanks to attacking and infecting those who came down there.
"Estimated Number: Main Entrance: 231, 24'142 in total though out the complex, all of whom will be removed once the Lab's Reboot is engaged."

Thus the lift descended into their world...

Teri, Garm, Sadei, Rugal

"...No...I'll...I'll take a look inside...seeing how...I'll be piloting one..." Rugal said as he followed Teri into the Mech's Cockpit.
Opting to sit down inside it in order to get a better look of her Giant Space Coffin Mecha, He calmed down slightly as he speed read though her spells.
"Okay, got a few ideas:
1. Use Doom[1] on an enemy unit, Mech or not, the effects will be the same.

2. Ice Beasts should still be able to form, the lack of heat in space will allow for their formation. From there, they can leap off the front of your Mech and at enemies.

3. Entropic Shield[2]. Entropic Shield a LOT.

4. In close quarters with another mech, use Ice Slick to blind them.

5. Shield of Faith, no explaination needed.

6. Resist Energy might stop a laser or 2.

7. Make Whole[3], Use it right and it might just save your life.

8. Ice Shape for something to attack with, a Lance for example.

9. Magic Vestment might apply. MIGHT

.....You taking these down?"

[1] One subject takes -2 on attack rolls, damage rolls, saves, and
checks
[2] Ranged attacks against you have 20% miss chance
[3] Repairs an object

Jenny, Blade, Ensign Touya

Ensign Date put a hand on the Grovyle's shoulder. "I didn't mean to scare you, but I've seen that... it's a horrible way to die, and it's something you needed to know about." He was genuinely worried about the Grovyle, mainly because he was one of the few Striders that seemed sane.

Kazuya

Slindis gained 2 more Ki from the attacks, bringing her Ki up to 41

Slindis saw that the combination move that Kazuya was doing relied on his momentum, so she picked it apart through fluidly moving around some of the attacks and parrying some of the others, culminating in a slide under the man as he did the uppercut. Just working her way through that combination had taught her a great dealon how to work around someone trying to shatter her defenses, and she didn't let the man rest as she went in for some more attacks, holding absolutely nothing back.

DC5 to block, parry, or avoid. Attacks: seven

Hiryu, Melethia

Melethia nodded. "I gotcha, mister, and they can still pop up on the other ships if they really wanna. Way I look at it is why work hard when we can cripple their fleet with a few well-placed moves?"

bluerocker:
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Teri, Garm, Sadei, Rugal

Sadei made an approving noise before talking to Teri again. Well, he did bring up some really good spell choices there.

Caim, Devon, Angelus, Ton Ton, Cadolbolg, and Krillin

As he left with Caim and Angelus, Devon was approached by Krillin. "Hey, I'm sorry that you're a bit moody, but you really do have to be careful around women. They can be vicious, spiteful, and snap at you for the stupidest things. Still, how about we have that all be water under the bridge, huh? Just me, you, and Little green against the world!"

After taking a moment to think it out, Devon shook the man's hand reluctantly. "Look, just... be careful, will you, some of the people here are really strong, ans some of them wouldn't hesitate to slap you through a house."

Krillin laughed at himself. "It wouldn't be the first time... Friends?"

"Acquaitances."

"Eh, close enough."

Teri, Garm, Sadei, Rugal

".....You taking these down?"

The Cleric looked up from her list, hands still typing on the keyboard of the Tablet, "Of course I'm taking notes! What, do you think I'd ask for guidance and then not heed it?"

Shaking her head with a smile, she continued, "However, Sadei did bring up another idea earlier. How well of a smokescreen do you think fog would be? She mentioned that it could throw off some of the heat seeking sensors, as well as provide cover. I do have a similar spell called ''Obscuring Snow'[1], and if what I've seen about Oto-Hime is true, then I bet she's pretty resilient to cold... Aside from that, how do some of these sound:"


1. Create Water: if it freezes as soon as it's made, maybe it could bind like Ice Slick. Or, even better, I might be able to blind a viewing screen.
2. Bestow Curse[2]: Kinda like Doom, but more damaging, and harder to remove.
3. Brumal Stiffining[3]: Might be able to screw around with the mech's armor, and make it easier to break it.
4. Darkness[4]: Kinda like Obscuring Snow, it's an effective cover because even things with darkvision can't see through it, and most conventional lighting doesn't pierce it. However, REALLY strong floodlights or high enough levels of magical light can dispel it.
5. Searing Light[5]: The damage is reduced a little with constructs, but it's insta-damage to whatever it hits. Shame the Angels aren't employing undead, this would SO insta-gib them..."

Caim, Devon, Angelus, Ton Ton, Cadolbolg, and Krillin

Ton Ton looked over Krillin with interest, and wondered aloud, "You've been slapped through houses..? That doesn't sound too healthy..."

Following that, he tugged on Devon's pants leg and asked, "What's an Acquaintance?"

[1] A swirling snow vapor arises around you, and follows you from that point on. The snow obscures all sight, including darkvision, beyond 5 feet.
A creature 5 feet away has concealment (attacks have a 20% miss chance). Creatures farther away have total concealment (50% miss chance, and the attacker cannot use sight to locate the target).
[2] -6 to an ability score; -4 on attack rolls, saves, and checks; or 50% chance of losing each action.
[3] Brittle weapons' hardness reduced by 5
[4] 20-ft. radius of supernatural shadow
[5] Ray deals 1d8/two levels damage, more against undead.

Dani
"Well, we'll see how my shield works now. Time to have fun Viscus." The android said booting up the pack. It began to hum quietly and softly, a shimmer in the air around herself as the shield came up. "I designed it to deflect lasers and block bullets. so a sitrep on their weapons would be good." She said as the elevator stopped at the bottom and the doors slowly opened.

Okay, it is time to start the space battle. So anything that needs to be done or said can be done during the battle or in a flashback.
Also to people that I didn't quote ... sorry.

~ Shaun.

The dark blackness of space was quiet and uneventful. The Earth's atmosphere was almost crimson and filled with the metal from destroyed satellites and space stations. On each side of the Earth was an army which was soon to collide, and the people of Earth could only look up and wonder what is going to happen, will they be saved or condemned? In each of the spaceships, carriers or battleships the only thing which populated the air was the tension of battle.

Everyone was preparing for the on-coming battle.
The Spartan was in the hanger, waiting for the moment he could fly and battle so he could just infiltrate the Blackhawke, so he can at least have a slim chance of saving himself and his best friend. The anger still sat inside of him, he some what knew why this was all happening.

The young school students on the other hand were looking outside, admiring the cold space until the point lasers, missiles and everything else will fly both at them and away. They had the same goal as the spartan but had more and less information. They wished to save and protect everyone from the slaughter, but they know it cannot end that way.
The two held hands and the stone was in-between the palms, giving off small light. That stone was their only way of accomplishing their goal.

The imprisoned author was lying on his cold jail bed. The Blackhawke was as impressive even though he designed it, which made him worry about the heroes side. He wanted good to win no matter what, but he is only human and wondered about his own fate. Will they accept him back, will they blame him ... and will they kill him? The author known as Shaun didn't really care about that, he only wanted to save his creations, no, his friends.

The Archangel of Fire sat in his Command chair, he worried not about the battle, but he only worried about his brothers. He could not leave him like this, and he will definitely leave him to destroy the Earth he fights to defend. Michael still has his doubts about the so called 'heroes' in his opinion, though when he remembered the stone he smiled. He knew what he had to do as a smirk appeared on his face.

The cloaked stranger was ready to finish this. He was determined to destroy those who hurt him and his older brother, yet he was scared for unknown reasons. The question of his existence still remained in the air, yet the answer was that he was suppose to exist but yet not exist. The lack of knowledge made him angry and curse the God he knew all too well. He still wanted to bath in the blood of the people who hurt him.


Dark Tomoya.
Location: Blackhawke | Archangel Armada | Around the Moon.

The evil smirk of the newly made Demon Prince shattered any emotion in the Command Center.
He was ready to kill once more and his body has become fully healed and adjusted to this new change.
The darkness which swirled around in him only grew more.
Yet he did not question much, his only objective was to kill everything and everyone. This is the only thing he could think of thanks to the person who held his strings like a puppet master.

"Okay, let's end this. Fire the main cannon on my go. Then charge in." The evil Tomoya could only say to the people on the computers behind him. Both armies could see the Blackhawke charge up a giant rail gun which sat at the front of it's bow. "Send them to Hell." Where the words muttered.

In the next second a giant blue beam emerged from the bow and sailed across space and managed to catch one ship in it's fire. Tomoya continued to smile as he allowed his whole fleet to charge the opponent. The Dark Angel fleet soon began to sail across space, firing at the army of hero ships.

Time Skip: A day later!

Jenny/Blade

The second the first shot was fired, the entire base entered high alert, Sirens blared as Striders and Hagane troopers rushed to positions.
Among them was Jenny and Blade as they ran to rally the group.
"Tomoya's attacking! Now or never people!"
"Pilots, To stations! Boarding Crews, to Teleports!"
Despite past tensions, soon it was all dropped as the Enemy neared.

Hiryu

Hiryu meanwhile was attempting to contact Tajuh in order to call out their Bombings and Boarding Crews to prevent either friendly fire or wasting missiles and ammo.
Also, hopefully get a Strider Teleporter on the Hagane for ease of access or, should the battle be lost, ease of escape.

David

With shaky hands, David took his latest Serum Shot, easing his shaking a little.
"D-damn side e-effects..." He sighed as he took up his weapon and went towards one of the boarding crews, his shakiness would throw off his aim, but when you can punch though walls, who needs it?

Rugal

After a nervously waiting for this moment, Rugal donned his Omega Armour and made his way towards the first empty Mecha and slowly made his way inside it, taking his sweet time, putting off going out There as much as possible.
He spent nearly all of yesterday talking to Teri about being prepared for this moment, but dread filled his every action as he sat in the cockpit and waited for the order...

Kazuya

The Day after his sparring with Slindis, Kazuya was overseeing the main screen, viewing the space above earth, labelled with ships and Mech Units.
"Well...Moment of truth..." He sighed as sat down to relay orders between the Striders and the Hagane.

Dani

"Mostly small arms and possibly some RPGS. Good Luck, if you die, I will be able to break our deal and we'll both be a lot happier."
The lift opened with a *DING!*, alerting every single BOW in the area.
The Door opened and they all stared at the Woman as she stepped down.
....
They weren't attacking at first, they just seemed to confused at what to do, having done so long without having to kill everything on sight.
With a somewhat bewildered look on his face, one soldier fired his AK-47 at Dani, leading the way for others to do the same.
THEN the bloodlust returned and the entire hoard charged into battle.

(I'll get to actual posting later)

Time Skip: A day later!

Devon

Having fully rested up, He went over to the Hangar. Tajuh had pulled him aside to show him his machine. Although it was supposed to amplify some of the uses of his magic, he was still unsure if he could fully pilot this machine. Still, as the machine booted up, he saw that the machine was more than capable of fighting.

The trick would be how those side bits would be piloted, then he remembered the imps.

"Ignis, Flagrun! Mind helping me out in this one? There's a few things that this Cybuster that would be perfect for you two!" The first ones he'd found in Hell nodded and jumped into the small side pods, and a nervous confidence filled him. He wasn't quite sure how he'd make it through this, but he wasn't going to die before he saw Ella again.

As he boarded the machine, a song began to play within his head.

Lt. Cmdr Browning, Hiryu

Hiryu's messages were responded to by the same man that had initiated contact. "Strider Hiryu, in the event of an emergency, we are prepared to take your Striders on board. If you wish to coordinate the attacks, consult Captain Jake. Just take note that Commander Tajuh has already assigned a detachment of machines to aid in the defense of your station."

Slindis

After being fully rested from the previous day's excellent sparring match in which the two fought until both of them had been too tired to move and they were both dragged out of the room by Lupito, she found the machine that Tajuh had assigned. Although she didn't know too much on how to pilot, he had told her that it would be just like fighting normally.

"The name's a mouthful, though. Ialdabaoth? What sane person names their equipment that?"

As she got in the machine, she felt her Ki mix in with the machine, and putting on the lightweight gloves and boots allowed her movement to directly control the machine's movements. Upon booting up, it showed a small video of what it was capable of.

"I think I can work with this. It's a good thing that match yesterday gave me a lot of endurance training."

Rugal

As he sat in the cockpit, the machine began to boot up. As he saw the various weapons systems, he thought that they would be fairly effective. Maybe he could live through the fight with a semblance of dignity.

Then an image of the machine flashed on the screen as the OS fully booted up before it clipped to a readout of the weapons systems, and judging by the image, the machine was called the Fairlion G Type.

If he could stomach the appearance, the Fairlion was supposed to be a fairly agile machine. The mentioning of this W-I3nk system was a bit odd, but it didn't sound too bad. But who would be piloting the S type?

Krillin

The bald headed man went over the radio to contact the Striders and came in contact with Kazuya. "Heheh... guess they shoved you aside as well, huh?"

On the other end, Kazuya felt that something was up with this man being there: every man he'd seen for both the Striders and the Hagane seemed far more confident and capable than the person he was talking to. Was this some kind of joke?

Tajuh

As he saw the others head into their machines, he walked over to his pride and joy. He'd fought with this machine for many years, and he knew the machine's ins and outs, every single one of its quirks. The Typhoon may look fairly plain, but that was a mistake many made once.

The resulting aftermath didn't allow any room for them to think of anything much more.

"Typhoon, it's about time we showed those men outside who they've angered." He jumped into the cockpit, immediately feeling at home.

Melethia

As she looked around the hangar, she jumped into the machine that Tajuh had pulled her aside and shown her the other day. Shortly after, she'd spent a large amount of time in the simulator to find out the intricacies of how the machine responded, and she clearly enjoyed the large amount of versatility that the machine afforded. Sure, it looked a bit off, but when she took a look at what it could do, it was worth getting laughed at a few times. After all, they wouldn't get a second chance.

"So, this is the S type, huh? I'll show those Kinslayers exactly what I can do!" She ran over the information from the other day, having gone through a grueling amount of combat training to make sure she knew how this machine worked. After all, if the person in the G type was a bit bad, she'd have to take control for them as well.

Rugal

It was only he saw the on-screen specs that Rugal realized just what he just got into.
"....What?....This is a Joke....Jesus christ...." He sighed as he brought up the built in AI.
"Okay....Now....I just have one request....I might get squeamish out there....and in the case of me getting...."Nervous"...I would like you to filter out the screams....Can you do that?..." He asked as the time came up for him to blast off, dreading the seconds as they passed.

Slindis and Melethia saw one of the radios turn on.
"-What? No! not the radio, for the love of god, I said I wanted to see the ESCAPE PROTOCOLS! DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM COMMUNICATING TO YOU!?.....Wait...We're live?...What?....Blasted Intercoms..."

Kazuya

Kazuya stared at Krillin as he assumed he was stuffed aside for everyone else.
"....You ever assume anything like that, you will not wake up the following morning..." He flatly threatened before returning his attention to the main screen.
Krillin could tell from the scars on his face and his Power Level that he could blow him away in a heartbeat.

Tajuh

Tajuh was the first to launch as he took a look at the large fleet inbound. "Those of you defending the Striders, don't let even one of them through! Everyone else, work together in small teams to pick them apart! Tomoya's fleet may have numbers, but we have the technology and experience to tear a hole through them!" After the launch, he started the attack by shooting out the radar systems of one of the ships as the Hagane put up his barriers, then he zigzagged in an extremely erractic pattern to close in on the fleet at high speeds. One thing he knew from hundreds of years of experience is that no matter what the defense systems of a battleship were, its options plummeted at close range.

That was unfortunate for the first Angel ship, as Tajuh punched straight through to the bridge and tore a hole in it, sending a massive blast of electricity to destroy the weapons systems as well as killing the command structure of the ship.

Slindis, Melethia

As the two launched, Melethia contacted Rugal through a video feed. "Wheathair, you're in the G unit? I think we'll both be workin' together to tear through those kinslayers! Don't worry, I've got ya covered!" She began firing Salvos from the Rolling Launcher to give some breathing room for the others to head out.

Slindis heard the transmittion to Rugal and opened a Comm Link after a bit of fumbling around. "Look, Rugal, I'm expecting an answer for that question after we finish." After heading out, she went into the Water Stance to allow her to keep completely focused on the battle as she punched through a few of the Angel Units that got too close to the Hagane.

On Rugal's part, the AI silently acknowledged his request as it brought him to the launch pad.

Kazuya, Krillin

Krillin laughed at Kazuya with a bit of nervousness. "Hah, joke's on you! The Little Green from Namek made me immortal right before I came here!"

Slindis, Melethia, Rugal

"Ok, Launch. Here we go. Just stick the...The Mech on auto and...We'll get back safely...I mean, how bad can i-"
Rugal's audio cut out as the on board AI heeded his wishes of not letting his fear be shown in such a matter.
While most Mecha's blasted off, Rugal's....Just sorta fell toward off the launch pad due to him not starting the trusters and started spinning head over heels, all while the Mecha kept a perfectly rigid action figure like pose.
Thus the Mighty King of Fighters spun towards the battle zone until he actually managed to get the Thrusters online.
The feed came back about a minute to a red faced Rugal who just spent his entire time screaming in fear off-screen.
"-AAAAHHHH! OKAY! I THINK I GOT IT! OH MY JESUS! WHY DIDN'T WE JUST FIRE UP SOME NUKES!?" He said over the radio as he attempted to get used to the flight controls, a expression of sheer terror on his face the whole while.
"....Ummmm...Computer...."Fire"?..."
Thus his machine began to use it's Rolling Cannon on the incoming Enemies.

Kazuya, Krillin

Kazuya merely glared at the small man.
"If that is truly the case, then perhaps you wouldn't mind me stuffing you in a punching bag and having a nice course of anger management then?!" He threatened as Tajuh took out one of the Battleships.
"Devil to Tajuh, Ignore that ship, We're sending over a Strider to finish off the survivors, Over." He commanded as he watched as Blade stood ready to lead the charge, hoping he wasn't going to be sent into the wall of the ship.

Hiryu

"Understood. Kazuya will mark out our targets for our Teleport Raids, they will disable the ships from the inside so please abstain from attacking the ones we call out. May fortune favor us." Hiryu said to Browning as Kazuya sent the first team.

Time Skip: A Day Later!

Teri

Teri awoke in her room, thankful she had no dreams the night before. Perhaps the lengthy discussion between her and Rugal regarding spells tired her out more than she thought. Following her morning prayers; for spells, keeping a cool head in battle and the like, the Cleric walked to the Hangar, Staff in hand and wolf at her side.

Mounting up in the newly christened Oto-hime, Garm going to his designated combat place, Teri overheard a transmission from Rugal coming from... What? That machine?

"-What? No! not the radio, for the love of god, I said I wanted to see the ESCAPE PROTOCOLS! DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM COMMUNICATING TO YOU!?.....Wait...We're live?...What?....Blasted Intercoms..."

Suppressing a laugh, Teri hit her intercom to Rugal's machine, "Just take a minute to let your AI explain the basic systems. Work WITH it, don't try to dominate it. Besides, you've got us to help out too! There's no need to worry, sir."

After releasing the button, she placed a water bottle in the other support pod, and smiled, knowing full well what she had in mind for the empty place. Following that, she had Dimitri run a systems check over the machine, to which she recieved,

"Systems are a go, Madam. I am synchronized with Oto-Hime, and ready to take commands."

"Good. Sadei, hope you're ready, because we've some spells to be casting..."

With that, Oto-Hime advanced to Space, and began making careful motions to ready a spell....

Teri casts Entropic Shield! It will be 24 seconds before she can cast another 1st level spell...

As she was casting this, she called out to Rugal again, "Stay close for a few moments, I'll drop a Shield of Faith on you a bit after I recover from this one. That'll make you harder to hit, remember?"

Slaughter-Burn Family - Caim, Angelus, Cutie Bruisers

After the little family woke from their shared quarters, they found themselves directed to the Hangar, and placed in various mechs, apparently handpicked for the lot of them. Before each member went their seperate ways, the pact partners (Caim and Angelus) touched foreheads for the briefest of moments, and then went off to their various assignments.

Caim

Getting into the cockpit and situating himself was easy enough for the mute, but what amused him about his mech was the fact that it too had a proclivity for weaponry. In this case, an enormous blade. With a dark grin, the warrior looked to the battlefield before him, and his PDA rang, "Time to show those Angels why pact partners are feared. Are you ready, Angelus?"

Angelus

The Dragoness smiled in the cockpit of her mech, taking in the fire motif about her with a swelled chest. Obviously, Tajuh knew how to appeal to her better sensibilities.

"A draconic machine for a dragon. I like it. Yes, Caim, I shall lift off in a moment..."

With the machine coming online, and the AI inside readying itself, the dragoness couldn't help but give a dark laugh herself. This proved to be far more interesting than she had previously thought. In fact... Was that excitement she felt?

"Caim's getting to me more than I thought... Ton Ton, Cadolbolg, how are things on your end?"

"A-Okay, Ms. Angelus! Me and Ton Ton are sharing this one! We'll kick twice as much booty, right Cadolbolg?"

"Yes! Friend Ton Ton and I shall show Mother and Father how much we've grown as pact partners!" the small dragon exclaimed, his little paws adjusting to the console as much as he could.

For whatever reason, this Machine, which easily towered over the rest of the machines, was being piloted by two of the smallest members of the Rising Dawn. Perhaps Tajuh had a sense of humor after all? Whatever the reason, the family found themselves outside the Hangar without any issues, and into the vastness of space; ready to take on whatever the Angels had to dish out.

Slindis, Melethia, Rugal

Melethia stifled some laughter as she started to take over the controls for Rugal's machine, handling the major flight problems. "Calm down, Wheathair! I'm gonna be helpin' ya through this also, so pull yaself together. Anyways, we can go poke some holes in those ships if ya want." If Rugal could see past his fear, he could see that the amount of freedom here was something the girl took to very well.

As Slindis began getting more comfortable with the fighting, she responded to Rugal's statement. You need to focus unlss you want to get killed! Or is actual combat of this scale something you hadn't prepared for?"

Kazuya, Krillin

Krillin stammered. "Well, there's no need to go that far, you jerk!" Krillin did his best to keep the Blue Dragon up to date on what was happening, and so far, the battlefield seemed extremely chaotic.

Hiryu, Tajuh

Tajuh called back in on that same channel. "Understood. I'll start working on some more of their ships." He advanced to the gap in between some of the massive ships, then darted between the two. Unless they eanted to get the others caught in the crossfire, they couldn't afford to launch any serious attacks.

Utiliziung the opportunity, he delivered attacks to the hangar areas of the ships, delivering surgical strikes to their combat capacity and causing even more havoc from the machines detonating onboard. "Caim, Angelus, you've been on battlefields before. Pick your targets and take them out! Teri, provide support where you can, and be careful of any openings that you see: it could be a setup. Ton-Ton and Cadolbolg, you either hold the line or get directly in the center of their forces and fire away. The Ganduro can handle the beating, but use your best judgements."
Devon

As he started fighting, he called out to one of the other fire imps. "Frank, could you make sure that Angelus has a familiar for her machine? it feels like hers is much like mine is, so she might be limiting herself without one. If she doesn't, back her up, and anything she says goes unless I say otherwise." The imp grumbled before appearing in the spare Familiar seat of Angie's machine and roughly communicated to her in her native language.

Slindis, Melethia, Rugal

"Yes, because it's a well known fact that every Dojo in the world is actually a training school for the usage of Mechs to be used in Outer Space!" Rugal quipped back to Slindis as Melethia assisted him in using his mech.
Soon, he was able to actually aim and train his weapons fire, However, the fact that a single hit could kill him and leave him lifeless in space lingered in his mind.
"...Okay...Let's try this again..."Assault. Blade"..." He said to the computer as the Chainsaw Blade unfolded.
"...I can work with that...Right...Focus...Focus..." He said as he slapped the sides of his face, his hair messed from sweat.
Thus, he locked onto a smaller ship and went for the kill, Slicing it cleanly with his blade and watching the soldiers within race out into the vacuum of space.
That was the first time he felt squeamish about killing people.

"Don't keep your circuits charged." Dani said as the ak bullets were deflected around of herself. When they all charged in, Dani pulled out two sticks. she held out her pointer and middle finger on each hand, making invisible connection points. Then the entire shield bubble took on a blue hue.

Crossing her arms and spinning; the invisible shield blades took to work and she passed inbetween two of the infected. There were red hot and glowing slices in them before they fell to the floor.

With the two behind her in pieces, Dani in a crouched position with her arms crossed across her chest, ready to continue; The girl looked up. "Ready to die?" she asked them all.

Aperture

These being mostly mindless Zombies, they paid little heed to her taunts and charged forward.
From what she could gather, there was 3 main kinds, Melee attackers that used Stun Rods and Knifes, Snipers with Machine Guns and the Brutes that were picking up rubble and throwing it at her.
Still, this was going to be a one sided battle...

Deep in the heart of the complex, another more powerful force was awakening...

Teri, Cutie Bruisers

"Sir, Yes sir! Oh, and he's gone already... Ton Ton, Cadolbolg, get over here! I got something nice for ya!"

The enormous mech drifted towards Oto-Hime, and Teri channeled her spell, Sadei's promise of being a conduit holding true and helping to supress some of the strain as she did so. Upon doing so, she gently tapped the enormous mech, a shimmering light spreading over it after she did.

Teri casts Shield of Faith - really, do I have to rehash this? Oh fine. This spell creates a shimmering, magical field around the touched creature that averts attacks. The spell grants the subject a +2 deflection bonus to AC, with an additional +1 to the bonus for every six levels you have (maximum +5 deflection bonus at 18th level). As Teri is a level 7 Cleric, the Giganscuro Duro now has a +3 Deflection bonus against attacks ! 12 seconds before another 1st level spell.

After the effect took hold, she pointed Oto-Hime's trident at the forces, "Go get em, boys!"

"Gotcha! Let's do this thing, buddy! Now... What can this monster do..?"
"The AI says to fly forward and hit this button!"
"Fine by me!"

With that, the duo flew the floating wall towards the main bulk of the forces, many of the shots either bouncing off the shield, or being disregarded by the mech's armor; and the duo pushed down on a big red button, which enabled each of them to... Pilot an arm? Regardless, Ton Ton grabbed one of the controls and pulled back, releasing the control right when an enemy mech came into sight, causing an enormous fist to come into contact with the poor sap; with Cadolbolg following close after him. When the second fist slammed into the machine, the machine crumbled under the force, and resembled a crushed can of soda. Satisfied with their work, the Cutie Bruisers turned their attention to their next victims targets.

Caim

In a similar vein, Caim was having lots of fun testing out his new blade. With a grin that could cause grown men to weep openly, the Blood Knight lived up to his name as he began to cut swathes into lower level soldiers; a move that aided in cutting down the sea of fire coming their way. However, his glee was cut short when he saw a stream of fire take down the next machine in his sight, from which he saw coming from...

Angelus

Getting used to the controls, as well as the new occupant of her assist, was a bit of a task for Angelus. However, after getting a general rundown by the AI, the Red Dragon noticed a strange sensation begin to overcome her. It was an itching sensation in her hands; like they usually felt when she was about to start a fire in her human form. With piqued curiosity, she said, "Computer, explain."

The AI drabbled on about how the mechs currently in use were modified so that their wielders were properly ready for fighting, and in her case, would allow her to channel her dragonfire into the machine... When that last line came up, the dragoness understood, and allowed the reservoir of draconic power within her take it's course.

Which turned out to fuel a duel set of flamethrowers in her side; incinerating a machine Caim was about to come in on. Without prompting the dragon already knew her partner was angry for the steal, but decided not to listen to his complaints. With a dark laugh, she instead turned to the enemies around her, and did as she knew best.

Slindis, Melethia, Rugal, Teri

Once he got a handle on the main systems, Rugal was in the swing of the action, the assisted movements from both the AI and Melethia showing him what he was doing wrong and what he needed to be doing.
He just zoned out everything else in order to try and forget where he was.
As the fight went on, explosions from Strider Bombing Attacks managed to do a lot more damage then Hiryu had first expected, giving Melethia a sense of pride in her judgement call.
"Alright, "Vostok Laser", Sounds like some god awful harbinger of death......" He mused on the feed as he went to try it out.
The Mecha rearranged itself, two large cannons unfolded, press and forget, one less Angel Ship in the sky.
"...Give it a resign and change the color and consider it sold!" He joked as he laid waste to all in his path.

Dani's main shield was absorbing the bullets fairly well, deflecting them off and into the now surrounding crowd. Looking around, she had a memory flash back to her. "Eight trigrams palm rotation!" She shouted and began to spin, her blades weaving their path through the flesh and bone of her assailants.

When she stopped spinning, there was a mound of corpses, well, diced corpses around herself. She had taken out a fair amount of the melee attackers. The meat shield had been protecting her from rubble. "Viscus, status report." she said to him.

"Defenses are offline, disabled by the BOWs in order to stop them from killing them, Power needs to be restored, sending a map route." Viscus answered as a Mutated Mr. X Tyrant charged at Dani, Claws outstretched and swinging, hoping to take off at least a limb and given how sharp they were, they might just be able to do just that.
Adding to the attack, several of the Pet Lickers began to drop from the ceiling in a attempt to strike from above.

Melethia, Rugal

As Rugal got over his first Kill in space with the Vostok Laser, Melethia sliced through the cockpits of an Angel hoping to kill what he saw was a machine that was piloted by a little girl. Because honestly, who else would willingly jump out into combat with that kind of machine? After a direct stab to the cockpit of the other man's wingmate, Melethia contacted Rugal as she made his machine get closer to her.

"Wheathair, this is a fight if ya haven't noticed! We gotta focus an' take them down, 'cause they won't be so nice!" It was quite clear that she had put the same level of effort into learning how to pilot as she had into learning the Sonic Boom, and it showed as she darted around, slicing through key points of the fighters and utilizing the Rolling Launchers for support fire when she could.

Slindis, Rugal

The Paladin was becoming more comfortable with the fighting as she launched two Ki blasts shaped like Dragons at the nearest battleships, and Rugal could see the dragons tearing through the battleship like it was made of Tinfoil. "Rugal, how are you holding up in there?" As she talked, Rugal could see the Ki radiating from the Drow in the monitor. He could see the woman truly tapping into something here, and she was clearly in the zone.

Tajuh

The man was rapidly tearing holes through the Angelic assault lines, provoking one of the Striders in the command area to say, "That guy's tearing through them like some kind of Tornado... Nothing's touching him!"

Indeed, as all the old learned traits began coming back, Tomoya's forces were quickly learning that this unassuming green machine was one of the greatest threats out in this skirmish. Within the first three minutes of the fight, Tajuh was responsible for the destruction of ten battleships and fifty of their newest fighters without even a scorch on the paint.

"This is too simple... Blue Dragon and Hagane, check your radars for any blank spots on your sensors, stat! I know you scattered out a good number of them before this to blanket the area, so any nonresponse from them should be counted as hostiles moving through the region!"

Devon

As the conflict intensified, he called out to the imps. "Flagrun, Ignis! Launch and provide some covering fire!" They launched and shot at some of those machines getting too close to Teri, and he slashed some of the other machines when he could, still feeling odd in the cockpit.

Lieutenant Coulange, Teri

There was a few machines headed straight for everyone's favorite little cleric, but before she had a chance to respond, a plain blue machine grabbed one of them by the leg and chucked the sunuvabitch at the other two so hard it caused the other two to explode.

"Sorry about the wait, dear, but if I'm gonna head out, I'm gonna come out at my best~"

A look at her camera gave Teri a better look at the machine Coulange was in:

It had a fairly straightforward design, with a clear focus in close range combat.

Melethia, Slindis, Rugal

Barely in her teens and yet trading blows with the worst of them... Rugal thought proudly as he saw the Ki Dragons tear though several more ships.
"Wait...Slindis, you did that?!...Wow....*Ahem* Holding up well, Still, if this was in any other place, I'd be doing a lot better. And yourself?" He answered as Tajuh zoomed past, fresh off his killing spree.
Bringing back the Chainsaw Blade, he got to work on some of the ships attempting to tail Tajuh, not that he needed the help but it wasn't unwelcome.
Lieutenant Coulange's appearance also gave him something else to focus on then Space, how much he hated that wanna-be womanizer.

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