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

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Akane, Jenny, Blade, Ensign Date

Akane smiled wide at the sight of Blade and Jenny. "Blade! Jenny! Friendly faces at last! I'm lost... Hee hee... And it's all a bit over my head to be honest..." She said bashfully. Then a young cutie arrived out of nowhere.

"You're Akane, aren't you? Aftan and Gabrielle were asking where you were in the mess hall. If you would please follow me? Jenny, you can have Blade escort you if you want."

Akane smiled at the young man. "Ara ara, do you not know it is rude to talk to a lady without introducing yourself and asking her name first? Ha ha ha ha ha! I would be very grateful if you would lead the way to my Knights." The Kitsune said pleasantly. A little bit of fun with the boy wouldn't hurt. He was barely out of school she guessed.

Lt. Cmd. Browning, Jake

He responded to Jake's inquiry with a book on the technical information of the battleship.
"The crew of this ship is highly trained, and if you need to achieve it, they will be able to get it done."

Jake flipped through the first few pages of the book quickly, taking in the basic information of the ship. Time for a full read through would come a bit later, but for know, he knew enough.

"Excellent Lt Cmdr Browning. As forward as this sounds, as soon as we get to the bridge I want to go through a quick command course, run me through the stations and roles of the command team. Straight after that, I want to meet my senior officers, as many as possible, engineers, gunnery, pilots, marines, everyone. Once I've done that, I'll address the crew, then get some bloody food before I die of hunger. Last thing I'd better do is check in with the Rising Dawn crew, let 'em know I haven't been kidnapped or anything, the Striders seem like assholes."

As horrible as taking command of someone else's ship out of the blue felt, he fell straight into a command routine. He would have to integrate with the crew quickly, before resent set in and morale turned to mutiny, no matter the orders from their high command.

Akane, Jenny, Blade, Ensign Date

"Well, Alright then! Come on Akane, might run into them." Jenny perked up as the gang entered the docked ship.
"Listen, 'Kane, I heard what happened to Jenny back in New York-"
"Oh Blade, lets not dwell on it!..." She sighed, it took long enough to explain the last time.
"Well...Just thanks for looking out for her. Means a lot to me." Blade smiled past his face mask as they entered the Mess Hall to the sight of David already drinking happily.
Please don't have Sake, Please don't have Sake...
Please don't have Sake, Please don't have Sake...

Akane, Jenny, Blade, Ensign Date

Akane smiled and gave a quick shout to Aftan and Gabrielle, who somehow had a full platter of sashimi in front of them. The Kitsune dragged Jenny, Blade and Ensign Date over to the table and the friends all sat around and beamed at each other.

"Aftan! Gabs! Where have you guys been? And look, I found Jenny and Blade! And this cute young boy! Can I keep him, please please please? ITADIMASU!" Akane burst out, grabbing a pair of chopsticks and digging in. She was massively hungry for some reason....

"It would seem we were separated upon our arrival and all the mess. We wanted to search for you, but an officer of this ship deemed it safer for one of his men to go." Aftan replied, a small smile on her face.

Aftan knew the next voice would reply from her tails.

"TAAAAAAAAILS! We missed you, where did you sneak off to! And why do you wanna keep the kid? He doesn't look old enough for our sort of fun... Though I suppose he could learn... Ha!"

Akane finished her current piece of fish and smiled, patting the little knight in her tails. "I am just joking. Though I must admit, he has turned a wonderful shade of red. I do believe you never got the chance to introduce yourself young man, and for that I apologize. No better time then the present though. I am Tomoe Akane, pleasure to meet you."

Akane, Jenny, Blade, Ensign Date

The young man was a bit flustered as he responded. "Well, umm... just follow me, okay? The mess hall's this way and it has a full bar, including Sake. And I'm Ensign Date, part of the maintenance team... Could you please put this ring on? It'll make things a lot easier..." Oddly, even though he was nervous, he led Akane to the Mess hall without missing a beat to show the other two knights were already getting some food.

Lt. Cmdr. Browning, Jake

The man handed Jake a simple-looking ring. "Wear it, Captain. We've already had Striders attacking another member of the crew, and it'll let us know if something's happened to you." As the two made their way to the bridge, Browning went through the command structure and flow of the ship.

"In the end, it's not too difficult. You're in charge of the ship, Tajuh will be handling assignments of the machines and their pilots. I would advise to not anger those Striders too much due to the situation, but I will defer to your judgement. Now then, we're at the bridge."

Browning went over to the Comm link and made the call all across the ship. "All officers, assemble on the bridge. The Captain wishes to meet with and address you."

The first to arrive was Major Radcliffe.

"Major Radcliffe, Sir. I'm in charge of the physical and mental health of the crew of this ship."

Rugal, Slindis

Slindis shook her head, clearly very troubled by the man's past. "Rugal, if you want what's between us to be anything more than a pipe dream, you have to keep changing for the better. I do know that you've shown yourself capable of it, and you can be a better man. But if you choose to go back and continue on that path you were on in the past, I simply can't keep me or my daughter around you..."

The paladin had laid down the ultimatum. Which choice would Rugal make?

Akane, Jenny, David, Blade, Ensign Date

Jenny and Blade both cringed slightly when they heard that, whenever they were around the stuff, they always seemed to over do it.
"...Uhhhh...We'll pass..." He said with a unconvincing smile on his face as Jenny followed up with "Oh, I can't stand the stuff, too strong for me!"
.....What about the after party? she sent to her partner
.....Deal. He promptly answered.

David then sat down with the rest of the group, drink in hand with those strange veins now starting to reach around his face.
"Hey everyone! What's shakin'?" he asked cheerfully despite this increasingly strange appearance.

Rugal, Slindis

....Oh well...it was good while it lasted...
"....I wish I had an answer right now...I really do..." Rugal sighed as he made his way to his quarters to unwind, between SPACE!?, Kazuya and now choosing between a life he's spent his entire life building and a possible family, he just wanted to be given a second to think.
Has to be No, second I step aside, there will be revolt and soon everyone will be running amok with Cartel Tech, Half of which don't know how to use it right. Be a freaking war-zone everywhere... He thought as he walked past the Mess Hall.

Akane, Jenny, Blade, Ensign Date, David

Akane grinned and twirled a finger through her golden hair. "Ara ara, you shouldn't spoil a girl with a ring this early in a relationship! I haven't even had the chance to introduce you to my lovers... Hah hah hah!"

"So he proposed to all three of us? I CALL DIBS!" Gabs said, a massive grin upon her face.
"Can you two stop encouraging each other? It is not nice to play with Ensign Date like a toy. Akane, the rings are a safety device, they let the crew of the Hagane and anyone else with a ring if you are attacked. Gabrielle, you know better." Aftan lectured.

Gabs and Akane looked at each other before turning to Aftan. They both blew a raspberry at Aftan before bursting into laughter. Akane accepted the ring from Ensign Date and put it on, giving the young man a wink.

That was when David sat down.

"David, nice to see you! How've you been? Here, have some sashimi, it is excellent!"

Lt. Cmdr. Browning, Jake

Jake quietly took the ring and slipped it on his finger. "Understood Lt Cmdr."
"Major Radcliffe, Sir. I'm in charge of the physical and mental health of the crew of this ship."
Jake offered a handshake to the Major. "Good to meet you Major. I'll try not to bother you too much, I quite rather have grown used to my insanity. If you want to look into it, two members of the Rising Dawn crew may offer to help you if they have nothing else to do and Tajuh hasn't already got a plan for them. A Cleric named Teri, and a pokemon, a Gardevoir named Jenny. I am not sure if Jenny is a Strider still, but she is dating the Strider Blade. Been a while since I've spoken with them, heh."

Akane, Jenny, Blade, Ensign Date, David

"....I don't even know what that is, but I'm game!" David joked as he used a fork to pick up a few chucks before eating them.
"Mmmm This ain't bad actually!" He said as he picked a few more.
Jenny was more concerned with his mental state after what happened in DC, especially the business with Elena.
However, she did see the strange veins creeping around from the back of his head.
"J, It's just some Side Effects of some shit I took from that Russian asshole (Shadow). Check it out, Got the full fucking package!" He said as he winked at the ladies, showing them his strange new eyes.
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"...That's....weird..."
"Boy, Imma tell you what that is, Is AWESOME!" He chuckled, not a care in the world except the chance of becoming a zombie.

Akane, Jenny, Blade, Ensign Date, David

Ensign Date sheepishly smiled at the antics of the women as he poured himself a glass of soda. "Oh man, the things I go through on this job..." He timidly drank the soda, hoping to not draw too much attention at his seat when he saw what looked like the only other sane thing there. "Excuse me, Jenny? If you would please wear this ring and convince your friend there to wear this, that would be really nice... It's nothing against the Striders, but they did already attack one of the people here, and I don't want to see you two get caught in the crossfire."

Lt. Cmdr. Browning, Jake

Major Radcliffe returned the handshake, and the only thing that was off about the man was that his hand was a bit cool. "Thank you for the concern, but I'll do my best to keep an eye on you. It's nothing personal, just that I need to keep an eye on the health of all 650 men aboard."

Browning responded with a curt nod as the various pilots and heads of the departments filed in and addressed the man. "I did see somewhere in the information that Commander Tajuh already has plans for her, but the Major already has a competent crew working under him. Now, here are the men that you requested." Each man explained his duties and how his part contributed to the ship's function, and Jake quickly got an idea for how the ship functioned.

Kazuya, Slindis, Lupito

As Rugal went off, Slindis contemplated the hard choice that she'd given Rugal. Although a good part of her hoped that he would make that painful first step, she knew that the odds of him doing so were slim to none. After all, she hadn't seen too many men that would willingly make thee choice. Lost in thought, she went off the ship and near the Strider Training room where Kazuya was currently training with Lupito at her side.

Slindis, do you honestly think he'll make the choice? A pack leader rarely chooses to change something that's worked well for him for so long. The wolf kept the communications up as they lingered near where Kazuya was.

I know that, Lupito. Is it so wrong to think that he can change? That he can be better than what he was before?

Slindis, there's a difference between hoping and being hopelessly gullible. My instincts tell me he won't change, not willingly.

Akane, Jenny, Blade, Ensign Date, David

"Oh, well, I'm certain th-"
"Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa...Define "Attacked". By whom? Give me a description!" Blade retorted, having been a Strider for most of his short life, he was rather protective of his extended family.
"Okay, Calm do-"
"I am calm, just want a straight answer, who attacked you?" The Grovyle pushed for an answer.

Kazuya, Slindis, Lupito

Protecting a man who runs that Damn Cartel? Once I'm done here, those Rising Dawn are going to get a EXTREME reevaluation... Kazuya thought to himself as he swiftly smashed his way though several dozen training targets.
Intelligence doesn't even come into it, That man is the sole cause of ever-....What the?...
He perked up as Slindis neared, her power reading being visible to him.
"Slindis?....Hmmmm..." He thought out loud as he exited the training room and saw her there with her pet.
"...Question for you: Last time we met you were a Paladin of God, Why is it that now you wear the robes of a monk?....Reminds me of my own school actually..."

Alucard
Alucard had gotten away and was now casually walking through the hallways that were unaffected by the outbreak. He had out a pad of paper and a pen, apparently writing a letter to someone.

Dani

She passed the time by checking and double checking... And triple checking the suits systems. Apparently, the only ability of the suit besides enhancing her strength was to manipulate shields based on magnetic forces.

Akane, Jenny, Blade, Ensign Date, David

The ensign put his drink down and tried to calmly talk to the Grovyle, although he was still a bit flustered from the events with Akane and Gabrielle. "I don't know who it was that attacked, but it was enough for Major Radcliffe to send out the alert, so it had to be something fierce. And I'm pretty sure that you've only got Striders here, and why would the Major call out the attack if it was just between people on the ship? Please, I didn't mean to make you mad, but there's a lot of tensions here! With the way the Striders are acting, it's like we're the enemy here instead of that big army that's going to shoot black holes at all the planes!"

Kazuya, Slindis, Lupito

Slindis cautiously approached the man. "I've had many things happen since that time, but I am still what I am in my core. I've just had to pick some talents up along the way. Still, that capital city was a mess... Before you go and say anything, yes, I did meet up with one of Tomoya's brothers. And he was more arrogant than you would think for someone asking for aid."

Lupito growled at the man, and the wolf made it clear that it wasn't fond of Kazuya. And if Kazuya focused more, he could notice the balance of Slindis' Ki among many different areas, although it seemed to cocus a bit more on the calm focus of Water Ki.

AIM: Bison

Screaming in rage as he hovered back to the Command Center, Bison admitted defeat, There was nothing in this entire base that could hope of slowing that Vampire Bastard down.
"Well...at least no one important is dead..." He sighed as he re-entered the save zone...

AIM: Wesker/Bruiser

Around the same time that Bruiser, Wesker, Inuart and Goddess!Furiae neared.
"...What the fucking hell IS THAT!?" Bison shouted as he motioned for his guards.
"Stand down, Mike. Controlled BOW, tame enough, just let us in and lets clear up the place." Wesker explained as Bruiser said "Might want to put the thingy on her arm before she goes and kills everything that managed to survive that."

AIM: Alucard

As the Crimson Fucker went about his business in secured part of the Bunker, namely the canteen, it was Mexican night before all hell broke loose, his train of thought was broken by the sound of a toilet flushing and a door opening.
He turned around and out of all the things he saw in this life: This one took the cake and ate it.

Akane, Jenny, Blade, Ensign Date, David

"...Okay...I'm sorry, just...kinda got hot headed..." Blade said as he and Jenny put on the Safety rings.
"...To be honest, even since me and Jenny first came here there was a..."Rouge Element" of sorts. My initiation here was not the most celebrated event in our groups history..." He sighed, recalling the tensions in the group back then, everyone willing to go to war over a dropped pin.
"My behalf of my group, I apologize and assure you that when the fighting starts, it will be between us and the angel and not between your people and mine..." He finished calmly, he was going to have to talk to Hiryu about this...

Kazuya, Slindis, Lupito

"That hound best have a leash..." Kazuya stated to begin with, shooting a intense glare at the Wolf, almost like the one the wold himself gave Rugal.
"....4 Elements...Water, Fire, Wind, Rock....Not many people can lay claim to all four like that..." He commented as he examined her.
"...might even be Feng Shui Engine compatible...Tell me, this hidden power isn't the kind of thing that you just switch on or off, something triggered it. what was it?..." He pried, his glare returning to Lupito, inciting another growl.
"Bite me and it'll be the last thing you ever do..."

Lt. Cmdr. Browning, Jake
Jake took in all the information and felt better as captain of the ship. "Right Major, thanks. Lt Cmdr, rightio, I don't wanna interfere in Tajuh's plans, that man has more things going on than you can poke a stick at. Well, I've met the officers, I think next on the plan is lunch before I die of hunger, and a warmer set of clothes. There is no humidity and I'm freezing. I'm wearing Australian Camoflauge, made of a heat resistant material. Great in the heat, not so great in the cold."

Akane, Aftan, Gabrielle, David, Jenny, Blade, Ensign Date

Akane and David hoed into the Sashimi, whilst Gabs snuggled into the tails she had claimed. Aftan watched quietly, noting something was amiss with David. She would observe, for now, but questions would need to be asked soon, lest he endanger the rest of the crew.

"So David, are you going to man the guns in the upcoming battle? I'm jealous, I'll be useless this battle, not much my fireballs can do..." Akane asked.

Alucard
His left eye began to twitch as doom looked like a Mexican, or atleast dressed up like a horrible holloween costume. "So... Yeah... I don't speak Mexican..." The vampire said and returned to writing the letter. He had stopped walking yet continued writing his letter to the person. "Say.... Do you think that you could get me a pigeon... and keep it alive and give it to me compadre?" He asked.

Akane, Jenny, Blade, Ensign Date, David

The young Ensign had another drink of his soda, then played around with a small pen on the table. No, it should be me that's apologizing... After all, I'm the person in the group that's boarded your ship. I wish that it didn't have to happen like this, really. We weren't left with way too much more, though. If it means anything, I don't think you two look that bad. Of course, it probably doesn't mean much coming a mechanic."

As he finished up his drink, he could have sworn seeing Akane winking at him. That couldn't be true, though.

Kazuya, Slindis, Lupito

Slindis shook her head and and put her left hand on Lupito's head, calming him slightly by rubbing his head. "That hound? Lupito doesn't need a leash. He never has, not since he was a pup. And should you choose to attack him, it will be the last thing that you do."

After taking a moment to let that promise sink into Kazuya, she began speaking about the awakening of her Ki. "It may have been with me for ages. I just had to find the way to tap into it. What, do you aim to claim said strength yourself?" Kazuya could feel that something was odd about the way the Ki flowed through the woman. It was clear that she was still only accessing a fraction of what was hidden beneath, and the four elements seemed to be in a balance within the woman.

"If you're practicing, why are you having static targets set up? Anyone can hit a dummy." Her tome was a bit more bemused, clearly having found Kazuya's training slightly ridiculous.

Jake, Lt. Cmdr. Browning

Browning nodded. "There should be a wide assortment of clothing here for you to wear, Captain. Now, if you'll head down to the mess hall, I'm certain that you can find something that will suit your tastes."

Teri, Garm, Sadei, Tajuh, 2nd Lt. Coulange

The Cleric gave the machine a heavy look over, taking in the machine's design with delight. The shades of blue paint, the curved horns, the harpoon; with it's obviously ocean motif, were the mech not not called the "Goddess", the girl would have dubbed it "Poseidon".

"Hmn... Perhaps she's more of an Amphitrite..."

"I'm sorry?"

Breaking from her thoughts, Teri gave a smile and said, "Oh nothing. I was just admiring it. And here I was thinking that mechs just had to be functional. As for what you said earlier, it's good to hear that magic has been made usable. Even if the channelling is a bit rougher, I bet a few of my buffs can go a long way out there.... Which reminds me; Dimitri, I'm going to need you to send another message for me..."

Caim, Devon, and Angelus

Caim only snickered in amusement as the small man made his duck-like noise, and Angelus asked in a quizical tone, "I've no idea why the Striders would allow such an excitable child on this ship... Perhaps it is one of the Crew's cadets?"

However, she gave a snort of irritation when the man asked (to her) was dreadfully obvious, and then muttered under her breath about the faults in humanity and their inability to tell the difference between their own species and those posing as false ones; to which Caim gave a rebuttal,

"Perhaps you've been playing the part of human well?"

This was enough to calm the dragon down, but it did not stop the little group from staring at the short bald man...

AIM: Wesker | Bruiser | Inuart | Furiae

Wesker explained as Bruiser said "Might want to put the thingy on her arm before she goes and kills everything that managed to survive that."

Inuart nodded at Bruiser's suggestion and said, "Once the coast is clear, I'll put them on her again. Until then, she's been very helpful and nigh invulnerable. I'd hate for her to get hurt while in her normal form. I do not believe it would be as ineffective as such attacks are to her now.... "

Teri, Garm, Sadei, Tajuh, 2nd Lt. Coulange

Coulange led the cleric over to the lift to the cockpit. "How about I show you how this baby purrs? There's gonna be some things that will be different, but you look like a smart gal. You'll be able to pick those things up easy!" The cockpit of the machine had a lot more curves than was usual, and the color scheme inside showed the water motif extended to every part of the machine.

"If you want to call her something else, go ahead. Personally, I'd like the name Thalassa or possibly Nereid. What do you think, Teri?"

Caim, Devon, and Angelus

The short bald man raised his voice in protest. "Hey, I'm a fully grown man! Besides, I'd like to see you be tall when you've been bitchslapped through buildings! Still, I bet I could... oh crap, even the dragon chick's stronger than me. Why can I never come up against someone that I could actually beat in a fight?!"

Devon sighed. "I never thought I'd see someone that never knew how to shut up. How the hell did you get here, anyway? We had to get warped up here, and you aren't part of the Rising dawn. After all, we never heard any quacking there."

Our Bald Little Friend Talked in a raised voice. "Hey, it's this or be constantly bitched at by the greatest Bitch of them all. So when the Dragon Popped up, I told Little Green to get me somewhere safe. Good little kid, even if he was a bit weird from being around that Guru dude. Besides, I'm safe here from him..." THat awful laughing ran through his head again, and the man went pale.

"Anyways, I'm Krillin, and besides the crazy dragon chick and the dude that feels like a mute Vegeta, I'm sure we'll get along just fine!" He went up to Devon, sensing that his power level was much lower, and patted him on the back.

However, said pat on the back was ignored as Devon got another image of what was going on at the AIM base. "And that red headed tool's still content with her being an attack dog rather than putting the bracers back on and defending her himself. Caim, when we go there, please let me punch him in the face. I know it's asking a bit much, but the fucker deserves it."

Riki| Kud | Chief Petty Officer Grineal

As the couple watched the outer reaches of space, they were approached by a short-haired woman. "I'm Petty Officer Grineal. I know the view from here's incredible, but could you two please follow me? I'd like to get you on board the Hagane where it will be a lot safer for you two." If it wasn't for her uniform, she could easily fit in at Riki and Kud's old school.

Diablo1099:
The photo is too stronk!


Storm-178 & etc.
Location: Blue Dragon Space Station | Spaaaaaaace.

The Spartan heard the young elf behind him advice him that Tomoya's fleet is on the other side of Earth.
"It matters not. I can fly there, my suit is fast ... maybe I can try and take over one of his own ships and save myself while doing so." Storm said whilst sounding a little bit selfish when he said "myself", still irritated by the fact that he might lose Tomoya and himself in this battle. He will not let such a thing happen, but yet he still has the feeling that he wants to save the Earth and everyone on it.

"You really shouldn't do this ... I worry for you." A soft voice spoke out as the AI too miniature form beside him. Storm was almost close to losing it.


Riki & Kud.
Location: Blue Dragon Space Station | Spaaaaaaace.

As Petty Officer Grineal introduced herself to the two and told them to follow her to the other ship both Riki & Kud were examining the girl. She indeed looked like someone who could instantly fit into their school as a third year, "Um, okay. Let's go Kud. Riki said as he held out his hand to his younger lover.

For Kud on the other hand she was looking directly at Grineal's breasts and simply staring at them, feeling the old memories of jealousy that she had of her friends. When Riki grabbed Kud's had she snapped instantly out of her trance and decided to tell the Petty Officer what they need to do as well.

"We ... We also have a goal to accomplish. So ... when everyone storms the Blackhawke we need to be there too." Kud said with a most serious face. The two knew that the stone could purify the corrupted, so it could purify some of the Blackhawke's inhabitants and make another ship rebellion.

AA Shaun
Location: Blackhawke | VIP Prison Cell 1.
Part of ship: Section 2.

The Blackhawke began to get noisy due to the on-coming battle, and Shaun knew it was going to happen soon.
he could hear shouting like ...
"Get those fuckin' batteries to the cannons!"
"Where the hell is Jenkins!"
"Hey man have you seen you newest episode of My Little-Oh Jesus!"
Shaun could hear before a small explosion was heard from near by.

The whole ship was up in arms and it seems most of the prisoners/hostages were getting reckless.
The explosion came from a demon trying to create a bomb but failed miserably, just exploding his own cell and himself.

Meanwhile Shaun was just lying on his bed, awaiting for either rescue ... or death. (Though if he did meet Death he would just do a "Dante's Inferno" on him)
Yet he was humming a tune he knew from a familiar game.

"Soon unnecessary blood will spill ... " Shaun frowned as he got a view out of his generic, cold prison cell at the heroes army on the other end of Earth.

Shaun in srz RL.
Location: The West of Australia.
Time: 9pm.

The entire building which Shaun resided in had music playing loudly as he was typing up his post.
The Two Step to Hell music got him in the mood to post and so did the music after that.
Once seeing Diablo's picture post the only reaction it got out of Shaun was.

*Right click*
*Save image to desktop*

"I bet I know what he would cosplay as now ..."

Shaun said as he had finished up typing his latest post.

Teri, Garm, Sadei, Tajuh, 2nd Lt. Coulange

The Cleric looked around the cockpit with a small smile on her face. Even inside the machine was suited to her. The water motif certainly made things quite at home for Teri, something that made the idea of piloting this machine seem a little less terrifying. As the two continued exploring, she said, "Hmn... Nereid implies she's one of many, and Thalassa, while a good name, I don't think suits her... I like Oto-hime. Graceful, but still able to show a fierce side. She certainly has the horns."

Caim, Devon, and Angelus

Angelus's teeth ground together at one of Krillian's offhanded comments, "'Even' the dragon chick, eh? Now tell me, little human, do you say that because I a woman or because the notion of dragons is not a properly defined concept in your world?"

She turned, her red eyes piercing directly into the beady dots that constituted Krillian's, "If it is the former, I can tell you with confidence I've met a child half your age who do things you'd only dream of. If the latter, then know this, little human. You are lucky I bound as I am right now, or I'd have you for a snack... Your puny frame would fit easily in my jaws...."

After saying this piece, Caim lightly patted the dragon on the shoulder and shook his head sadly, "Don't get angry at the ignorant and the foolish, Angelus. It's a waste of time and effort."

The dragon snorted upon hearing this and jabbed Caim in the chestplate, a sly smile on her face, "If that were the case, we'd have broken our pact long ago, fool human."

The warrior silently laughed, the motion being unnerving to the uninitiated, but was quickly ceased when Devon gave his newest status update regarding Furiae. With a frown he 'said', "Hope you can make do with a corpse."

While all this was happening, as Krillian tried to get on the better side of Devon, he felt a light tugging on his pants leg, and turned to see Ton Ton, little lantern glowing and knife gleaming (Cadolbolg had decided to roost on Caim's shoulders after Angelus gave her miniature rant). With a shake of the lantern, the creature gave a friendly, "Hello!"


Storm-178 and Melethia
Location: Blue Dragon Space Station | Spaaaaaaace.

Melethia stood in front of the man, putting her arms out to the sides in a way that showed she wasn't going to let the man through. "Mister, you're bein' stupid. What you're tryin' to do is like swimmin' across an oean in a day. It's not gonna happen, an' you're just makin' things harder than they need to be. So please, just think about it for a minute, 'cause I'm not gonna just let ya go out there an' kill yourself." She stared the man down and eyed him up. If nothing else, she could try that Sonic Boom she'd learned earlier to knock him down.


Riki, Kud, and Grineal.
Location: Blue Dragon Space Station | Spaaaaaaace.

The Petty Officer shrugged. "I'll go and see what I can do, but I'm only involved in cooking meals. There's only so much I can do, after all. Maybe you could try talking to someone a bit more high-ranking than me? I'm sure that something could be worked out for you two. While we're on the subject, could you two please put these rings on? It's a safety measure, and I don't want to see either of you getting hurt." She handed the both of them a fairly simple ring, sized to fit the both of them perfectly.

Before long, the three were at the massive hybrid carrier/warship and boarded it without too much difficulty, although the young couple got the feeling that they had at least two sets of eyes on them while they walked through the halls.

Teri, Garm, Sadei, Tajuh, 2nd Lt. Coulange

Sadei voiced her mental approval. Oh, I like that one! It really seems to fit this machine. It's weird, but it seems like it was built just for you.

While Teri was inside the cockpit, Coulange began pointing out the weapons systems, 'accidentally' brushing his hand against her arms a few times. "Well, there's the power switch, there's the switches for the balancers, over here's the gauges for your machine's stamina and physical status, and here's where your wolf will be staying while he's here. It's a bit small for him, but believe me, there's more than enough room for him here." He confidently rattled off the technical specifications of the machine, and the amount of detail was just enough to stop Teri's head from spinning.

"You call it whatever you want, Little Cleric. It'll do what you need to get done, and that's the important thing."

Caim, Devon, and Angelus

Devon rolled his eyes. "Look, could you just calm down for a second? The way you're talking, you're gonna wind up dead by someone. So just try to hold on for just a minute and collect yourself."

Krillin kept talking, though. "It's just that everyone else here is stronger than me but not like it was with Frieza or Vegeta or Guru or that Dragon that could grant three wishes and oh god, I can not shut up when I'm scared."

Devon could only shake his head before responding to Krillin. "Well, you should start learning how to, then. Caim, I've got no problems with punching the corpse. Just make sure that there's something left for me, will you? And how are you doing, Ton-Ton?"

Krillin looked down at the small creature right next to him. It couldn't be so bad, could it? It looked so muck like Little Green!

Then he sensed Ton-Ton's power level.

"Oh god damn it! Even the Little Greens here are stronger than me!" He was clearly frustrated.


Storm-178 and Melethia
Location: Blue Dragon Space Station | Spaaaaaaace.

Many voices spoke inside the Spartan's head.
His inner feelings told him to save his best friend.
Some told him to save himself ... the author.
Yet the ones talking outside of his helmet held the most logical point.

Grinding his teeth inside his helmet he spoke, "Fine, open the door!" He yelled out. Immediately Alpha opened the airlock doors and Storm walked fast out of the airlock and passed Melethia, who could easily tell that the superhuman was in no good mood.

Storm decided to mute all noises coming out and into his helmet so he could get some peace and quiet as he roams the ship to cool down.
He only wanted to save everyone.


Riki, Kud, and Grineal.
Location: Blue Dragon Space Station | Spaaaaaaace.

As the couple passed into the massive hybrid carrier, Kud was gasping and surprised by the experience and didn't make a single word for the whole trip there. Riki certainly found the site of both space and the carrier amazing, but he could not move his eyes from the slight view of the Blackhawke which dominated most of the moon area. Worst of all it had seem that a weird black aura surrounded the ship as well. Riki knew that nothing good was going on, for everyone on this side and everyone on that side.

His thoughts only remained on his objectives.
To save Tomoya, Shaun and even the world.
Though a sense of warm came to him as he viewed Kud, who was immersed in the environment.
"So who should we contact to get permission to go with the raiding team." Riki said as the stone hung around his head.

Akane, Aftan, Gabrielle, David, Jenny, Blade, Ensign Date

David Chuckled as Akane asked him.
"To hell with that, I'm going to be right up in their face and beating them to death with their own skulls!" He boasted as he stood up.
"An announcement! I, David West, have modified myself to serve this team better. Thanks to a serum I got off our friend Shadow, I have, Duh-duh-duh-duh-duhhhh, Super Powers!" He boasted as he showed them off by punching the ground with enough force to cause the room to shake.
"Done are the days of me being completely useless, Hell, I could beat fucking Rugal now! Now, I know what you're thinking "What's with the weird zombie like veins?" Minor side effect, I'm told they will fade once this serum gets used to it's new host. So basically, I took a few million levels in badass!" He explained with smirk on his face.

"...Thats....wow...." Jenny was shocked to hear this, he must have done it on a impulse after Elena "Betrayed" him.

AIM: Wesker | Bruiser | Inuart | Furiae | M.Bison

"....Fine, "IT" might come, but I want it brought under-control once we reach the Command Center, I've had enough of dealing with Freaks for one day..." Bison Growled as he lead the group towards safety.
"Alucard might be nigh unstoppible, but once we "Clean up", he'll be as dead as the monsters he wrought."
"I take it you mean the turrets?"
"Wait...if you had those, why aren't we using them?"
"They've been set only to kill Everything, a last resort to be used in the event of our defenses being breached or in this case, to "Clean up". Everything outside the safe zone will be shredded."
"What about Cortex and Doom?"
"Does anyone really care?"
"...Good point."

AIM: DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

"Nope, Sorry Senor. Only Missiles and Tequila!" Doom answered as he wadded though the remains of several bodies.
"Sheez, some people just can't handle their drink..." He stated, completely unaware of what was going on.
"Why you need a pigeon for anyway? Text, Email, IM, Use Doom's phone if you have to..."

Kazuya, Slindis, Lupito

"Do I look like I have Blonde hair, a muststash and a red suit?..." Kazuya answered, keen to point out just how wrong the Rising Dawn were about letting that man join their ranks.
"It's just unusual that you have that power within you now, there was no trace of it when we last met and this isn't the sort of power that just falls out of trees, you had to be born with it within you." He explained as he walked over to his "Static Target".


"This is a Mu ren zhuang or "wooden man post". It's used to improve your defense and offence. Every-time you strike, it strikes back. Sure, I could get an robotic target to spar with but Modern isn't another way of saying "Better". I used these a lot back at my old school, while it mightn't exist anymore, I still find it's teachings to be far more relevant even in our times...Try it, See if you can hit it without getting hit back."
Thus, Kazuya stepped aside to let the Drow square off with the wooden man post.

Akane, Aftan, Gabrielle, David, Jenny, Blade, Ensign Date

When the man delivered the groundshaking punch, the young Ensign quickly spoke up. "Hey, watch it! This ship's already going to take enough of a beating soon enough here without you doing whatever you can to mess it up even more. If you have so much energy to work off, why don't you find Commander Tajuh?" He clearly didn't want to see more shows like that, and the attack made Date nervous. What would happen if the man became unhinged?

Kazuya, Slindis, Lupito

Slindis began sparring with the post, finding it a workable item yet feeling a bit disappointed. "This is better than a normal dummy, of course, but it doesn't beat training against an actual person. I don't mean to disparage your methods, but it only goes as fast as you're willing to, yet someone in a real fight would not hesitate to find your weaknesses and capitalize on them. For example, if someone was wearing something flammable and was aiming at ending the fight, all I would have to do is this."

She slowed her strikes before lashing out with one fiery punch that set the wooden post ablaze.

Slindis expended 5 Ki to attack with Fires of Purity: You strike an opponent, backed with the power of flame. Your attack will deal 2d6 additional fire damage at the cost of 5 Ki.

Ki left=36

Kazuya, Slindis, Lupito

Kazuya was less then pleased as the post went up in flames
"...I would prefer if you didn't light it on fire next time..." he said as the fire quickly consumed it.
"You'd have to understand, back then, we weren't getting sparring partners daily, I found it useful as a child and I still remember everything it taught me..." He explained as he called for it to be removed.
"Tell me, You figure out how to do that all by yourself or did you have a teacher? That Flame punch was rather impressive."

Melethia, Hiryu

Melethia watched as Storm marched off, unaware that she herself was being watched.
"...Impressive." A Voice said from behind, giving her a brief scare.
She turned around and found Hiryu behind her, smiling.
"I was going to ensure that who ever was tampering with the Airlock didn't, but it seems like I didn't need to. You're one of the Rising Dawn, aren't you? Strider Hiryu." He introduced himself, offering a hand to shake.

Kazuya, Slindis, Lupito

She put her left hand on Lupito's head while the post was taken away. "It must have been a different time for you, then. No matter what, there was always someone or something to hone my skills against due to the conditions of where I used to live. It was not the kindest place, but I tried my best to make it a safer place. Not that it's done much good in the end, but it was worth it when I could see people walking down the streets in relative safety. As for that punch earlier, all I needed was for someone to show me how to handle a fist fight. Now he was one of the hardest teachers I've ever had, but those five minutes in the ring with Bernstein showed me far more than I would guess even he planned."

The fact that Rugal had taught her was disconcerting, but referring to him by his last name in such a formal manner showed that there were some issues with the man.

Melethia, Hiryu

Melethia quickly eyed up the man as she shook Hiryu's hand. "Well, we had that tin bucket gettin' ready to jump out into space to attack the fleet that's clear on the other side of the planet. Now, I couldn't just let him go off an' kill himself tryin! Besides, it wasn't that hard to just get the door open there. The only thing that scared me when I was doin' that was that some of the wires had already started burnin' through their casing. Ya might wanna get one of your guys on that before it locks the interior Airlock door open."

As Hiryu looked at the girl, he could notice that she was already wearing a ring, and reports had said that every member of the Hagane was seen wearing one as well. "Anywho, Mister Hiryu, ya can call me Melethia. An' do ya mind not sneakin' up on me like that again? If I'd been distracted, I mighta messed somethin' up there!" She pouted and looked up at the man with an endearing frown before it broke into a smile.


Riki, Kud, and Grineal.
Location: Blue Dragon Space Station | Spaaaaaaace.

Grineal heard the growling of the two's stomachs and gave a light sigh as she shook her head. "Well, it sounds like you two would like some food. Would you like me to prepare some for you while you get settled in your room, or would you rather head to the mess hall? I think the Commander is currently busy with the assignments, but I'm sure that he's arranging something for you."

Alucard
The vampire looked at Doom and just stared for a minute. "Riiiiiiiiiight... Well... I'm writing my weekly death threat to the pope. I send them in by carrier pigeon because I've been doing it that way for the past few hundred years. Since the pope existed really." He explained, finishing up the after and using his ring to seal the letter.
"So... If I could just be pointed at the pigeon pens, that'd be glorious."

Kazuya, Slindis, Lupito

Kazuya soured a little at the sound of that mans name.
"...So Rugal trained you?...Figures..." He grumbled, getting annoyed at how short term the crews memory seemed to be.
"...Explain to me why. Why are you letting that murdering egotist assist you? When he has done so much harm to the world. Why are you so quick to forgive him?" He pressed the issue, keen to find out how exactly Rugal had done it so he could undo it.
Those morons are going to get themselves killed, I need to ensure that whatever Rugal is planning is stopped before the attack starts

Melethia, Hiryu

Hiryu quickly glanced at the wiring, some of which was sparking.
Pressing a finger to his ear, he said "Hiryu here, repairs in sector 2: Airlock wiring is damaged."
Turning back to the elf he added "Striders are know for being everywhere, yet nowhere. Our Skill is legendary and we make use of it everyday. Observe."
Before she could say anything, another voice spoke behind her exactly as Hiryu did.
"Hate these hot-wire jobs, why can't they just snatch the code like everyone else?"
Appearing from nearly nowhere, a repairman began to fix up the wires.

"The first thing we teach how to be totally invisible. Now come Melethia, I'm certain someone is looking for you."
Hiryu then lead the way over to the Hanger, awaiting any other questions.

AIM: D 0_0 m

Doom stared blankly at Alucard for a moment before bursting into spiteful laughter.
"Seriously!? You still use those!? Please, even the Pope has a twitter account, get with the times Grandpa!" He mocked as he strolled over to one of the venting machines and made a selection.
"Still, Should've been some in the Lab, right next to the Nerco-morphs thingys Cortex was working on."
Then it hit Alucard, he remembered seeing them there, Pity there were all dead now.
"Still, if you want it sent THAT badly, just use the pods, everyone does. Even Doom. Right, d6, d6, d6 $1.50 *Grumble Grumble*..." He finished as he went to buy some Frozen Yoghurt, which he called Frohurt.

Kazuya, Slindis, Lupito

Slindis gave a hard look at the man as she heard the scorn in the man's voice. "Kazuya, do you know how long I've known of what he's done? It's coming up on fifteen minutes now. I don't know what the rest of the crew knew, but I'm not about to go making judgments on that especially considering none of them even bothered to inform me. You can say whatever you will, but unlike some people, I'm not about to shoot myself in the foot with this situation looming over our heads! I've given him one chance to show that he can change, and before you go and say nobody can change, I've done so myself."

Melethia, Hiryu

As Hiryu led the way, he could see the discreet eyes of the Hagane's crew keeping an eye on him. "Mister Hiryu, if your guys are supposta be helpin' us, why'd they go and attack someone on that other ship? I mean, it showed me right where it happened, an' I can still see the blood from the punch..." Now this may be news to the Strider for two reasons. One, it showed that the Hagane had made sure to give its crewmates a way to communicate between all their members. And the other is that some of the others on the ship were clearly unhappy with the man's decision.

Alucard
"I use them because you can't just delete them like a message. Plus, it's fun to watch then scramble around and try to catch the bird before it gets to his holyness." Alucard said and began to walk for the entrance to the bunker. "I'll find my own." He shouted back at doom.

Dani
She had been looking over the plans to aperture and was amazed at its size and all of the sealed off sections. "Wow... It's really big... All those experiments laying down there..." She said and looked over their experiments.

Kazuya, Slindis, Lupito

Kazuya scoffed at Slindis's "Excuses" as he saw them.
"Oh come now, it's not as if he tried to hide it or at least do it well. One of his underlings, A program called Viscus ended up using the First attack to plot a en mass sabotage of the US Military, so Rugal could line his pockets with the reparations..." He explained, clearly unaware of all the facts and that Viscus was trying to kill Rugal.

Melethia, Hiryu

"...You see...Even before we set up our home out here in the vacuum of space, we existed and thrived, but always out of sight. Then they contacted us, asked for our aid. As the leader just under the Grandmaster, I agreed. Some of us though, didn't. Looking back, I should have asked, but then they've have just made things even harder." Hiryu explained as he thought of Hien and his constant attempts to undermine him.
"...Still, until this battle is won, I will do everything in my power to prevent a battle from breaking out."

AIM: Doom

"Yeah, Yeah, I hear ya Edward Cullen, go screw Bella or something..." Doom grumbled as he began to insert $1.50 worth of pennies into the machine as the Crimson Fucker walked off.

AIM: Viscus

Viscus was going though some of Wesker's old files, Namely relating to the Air Emulsifying Element and the Original Viral Strain that his Super Serum was based off.
"Those passwords Wesker gave us will grant us full access, though it will be some time before the Lab is fully operational. Also, The remaining Type 3 Plaga subjects seem to have taken up residents during the time of inactivity. This leads me to believe that other Test Subjects might still be in the complex."

Alucard
Alucard stopped in his tracks when he heard that name. He turned around and looked at doom. "I'll have you know I personally killed that pansy and his girlfriend. Now, if I ever hear you refer to me as that pathetic excuse for a vampire, I'll shove my foot up your ass." He said then picked it up again. "I'll shove it so far up your ass that when I pull it out, it'll be covered in nachos and burritos." He said then spun around and continued walking. "So I'm just going to keep walking now and pretend I didn't hear that."



dani
"Sooo... What are you saying about the infected? We're going to need to do some house cleaning?" The girl asked him. She was sort of looking forwards to fighting, but it was also an annoyance. However, she could test her suit.

Doom

Doom was looking at Alucard with an offended expression.
"Well....Excuse Doom. Though, He heard it different, He heard it was that Black Guy who did it..." He said as he let the Vampire walked off.
"Still, nothing Simon Belmont couldn't handle...$1.03, $1.04, $1.05, $1.06..." He cooed as he resumed the purchase of his Frohurt.

Viscus

"Affirmative. I would recommend that you use Small Arms, Fire and Flash Bangs." Viscus advised as the Pod began to descend near the base.
"....Brace for landing.
The entire pod began to shake as it scraped along the ground before coming to a halt next to the enterance.
image
"Landing Compete. Awaiting Orders."

Kazuya, Slindis, Lupito

She turned back on the man. "Said program was also planning on having the whole group killed there in that jungle, so don't you go off acting all self-righteous like you'd have the perfect solution to every problem that we face. Like it or not, a good deal of how we're even here to talk about this is due to him joining the Rising Dawn! Now, I do appreciate that information you gave me on that Gilliam, but we've worked with the hand we've been dealt."

Melethia, Hiryu

Melethia put a hand on the man's leg, "Mister, it's really nice that ya opened up your port to us here, an' don't let any of those stuffy guys you're with say otherwise. But who's the they you're talkin' about? I mean, they must have lotsa resources if they could get that ship here..." The girl's head raced, trying to think of who could have gotten the ship here like they did. It couldn't be Firebrand, because it didn't have the smell of sulphur on it at all.

Teri, Garm, Sadei, Tajuh, 2nd Lt. Coulange

While Teri was trying to collect her wits, Dimitri spoke up again, "For what it is worth, Madam, I will be able to help you review the schematics of the ship in your down time. That, and the spell review you wish to share with Mr. Bernstein should prove to be fruitful on the eve of battle. This may be a lot now, but this AI has confidence in your ability to learn."

Teri gave a thankful typing of keys in reply to her AI, and did her best to take in the information, even if it was making her head spin, "Whoo! This is a bunch to take in... But you're right Sadei, the connection is uncanny..."

Caim, Devon, and Angelus

Ton Ton looked at Krillin with confusion, but kept his happy demeanor, "My name is Ton Ton, not little green; but I suppose that is an appropriate description of me. As for your question, Mr. Devon, I am doing just fine, especially after destroying that beast a little while ago. How about yourself?"

AIM: Wesker | Bruiser | Inuart | Furiae | M.Bison

Inuart gave a solemn nod and held up the bracers, "She's accounted for. A shame about the Doctor though..."

Waving a hand to Goddess!Furiae, the little group continued their advance towards some of the ruins of AIM.

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