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

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Gunsmoke: Outside of the Stables

David, Melethia, Ton Ton

Ton Ton gave a nod to David, and saluted with his lantern, "I'm Ton Ton. My friend here is Ms. Melethia. What're you doing in this place, Mr. David?"

David straightened out and brushed the sand from his legs. "I really wish I knew. I was sitting in a classroom one minute, and then I was being chased out of a lady's room in a saloon." He paused. "Now that you mention it, what exactly is this place? Where in the world am I?" While looking at his surroundings he caught sight of his books. They had fallen out of his bag again and were sitting in a heap beside Melethia. He let out an annoyed groan. "Damn it! Not again..."

Slindis, Teri

Slindis held Teri close, still letting her know it was okay. "Well, a good deal of the Issue I had was in the not communicating. After all, despite what it looks like, I do have a rather large amount of experience under my belt. I don't expect you to tell me about everything, but when it comes to something like that, it would be nice to be kept in the loop. And why would you expect me to attack you? Neither I nor your father will ever do that, and if he even tries to, you can let me know, okay?"

With that, she released Teri from the hug. "Now, remember that if there's anything you need to keep under wraps yet need to inform me about, you know how to do it. And if it wasn't for you, I wouldn't have had the opinion I've gained about the Authors now. Sure, Devon's showing that he wasn't as bad as I first thought and he does have quite a bit of backbone, but you were the first one that showed the dedication to head here. That takes an incredible strength of character, and don't let yourself forget it."

Gunsmoke: Outside of the Stables

Melethia, Ton Ton, David

Melethia gathered the books that the student lost and placed them in the bag. "Library, I got your books picked up. Now do ya mind watchin' where you're goin' next time?" She walked over and handed the books to Devid before motioning around the town with her hand.

"This is called Gunsmoke, Library. Kinda dry here, but there's still plenty of water here. Ya just gotta know how to get it. Don't really know how ya coulda got here, but maybe through some magic portal? I've seen weirder." The elf which was nearing puberty looked David over, trying to find out where he'd come from. Probably some sort of high and fancy type, judging by those clothes...

Gunsmoke: Outskirts

Devon nodded as he heard the Father and Daughter talk, inwardly wondering what his family had been like as he responded. "I don't mean to be rude, but if they really didn't like you, they could amass their collective faiths into one suitable candidate for the sole purpose of overthrowing you. I could be blowing smoke out of my ass, but people do crazy things when they want to get rid of someone else, and with you away, no real knowing what they would do."

He paused on hearing that Agehea was looking for ammo to get rid of Lucifer and thought it out, then responded slowly. "Pardon my intrusion, but what would happen if Agehea were to find out about you and Teri? I mean, it could happen, and the Lord of the Abyss being intimate with a Cleric of the Boss has to be controversial. Not that I don't like that you two are hitting it off, don't get me wrong! It just seems like a really dangerous situation there..." The more he thought of it with the information he heard about Agehea aiming for the top, added onto the fact that Agehea was the head of the circle of Lust...

He hoped he was wrong, because if he was right, he didn't want to think of the far reaching effects.

Gunsmoke: Outside the Saloon

David, Jenny

"Just...Let me get back you on that."

Fionn tapped David on the shoulder, suspicious of Jenny running off after what he was as just a chocobo rider. "Do me a favor and follow the Super Psych, I don't think she'll want to wander off by herself around here. Keep your distance but be ready to jump in if anything happens. I'll round up the others. "

"So I'm doing the dirty work then?"

"Don't think about it like that, thin of it as being a cowboy spy! Or something." He walked off, confident in West's capabilities, but more focused on meeting the new arrivals in the group.

Slindis, Teri

As Fionn walked over, he could see the two were having a private moment. He respected their privacy, but still needed to figure what was going on, so he walked past, looped around the station, and then walked back as the two finished their conversation. Walking up the steps, he waved them as he spoke "Sorry to barge in on the happy family, but I'd like to remind you both we have a job on our hands yes?"

Saloon

Rugal, Storm, Matt, Eisa, Pandora, Lucretia, T-X-D

As everyone tended to their own matters, there was a little problem brewing due to Storm's decision to beat a man at blackjack in order to get a violin. See, people in the West (Scratch that, people in general) don't like losing their most prized possession to some poncy git in fancy armour, but that doesn't usually stop them from betting their possession they don't want to lose anyway. So thanks to one mans arrogance, stupidity or both, Storm destroyed the group in little time, having an AI that can predict the odds with 99% accuracy certainly helps.

"Hit me."
"21"
"YES!"

Storm grinned and reached for the violin case, its previous owner now devastated. As he slumped into his chair however, he could swear he was hearing something from the man's armor, sounded like a second voice, but slightly distorted..... " "I KNEW IT!" The man threw the table at Storm, pulling out his piston to aim at his head.

Shara rolled her eyes at this "Just let it go Cassidy, the boy beat you fair and square"

"No he didn't!" The man shouted, getting more and more enraged, "This asshole has a geist in his armour, telling him the next cards, HE'S A NO GOOD CHEAT!"

"CHEAT!!"

The bargoers then erupted in angry confusion as they all pulled out their weapons. Firearms were cocked, blades unsheathed, spells began to be prepared, everyone had an attack pointed at everyone else.

Slindis, Pandora, Esia, Rugal, Storm, TXD

"I know. And I will, Hence why I said he wouldn't be an issue again..." Rugal corrected Slindis, He wasn't going to let that man get anywhere near Esia.
It was around then that Storm started the next possibly violent situation by cheating to win a violin, much to the displeasure of everyone in the bar.
"...Oh, this isn't going to be annoying at all..." He sighed, already counting down to the next near gunfight
"OKAY EVERYONE! CALM DOWN! Storm, give the man back his Violin before they burn down this entire building."
It was clear that he didn't want to get into a gunfight.

Gunsmoke: Outside the Saloon

Jenny

Caim's pursuit of the Gardevoir was a relaxed one, the stroll through the night being a calm reprieve from the usual battle-torn chaos from his life. Of course, on this calm night, Caim's thoughts turned to question of what he wanted to do with his life exactly. His sister was alive again, and safe! Shouldn't he be there to watch her grow and blossom into her own self? Or perhaps staying at a distance would serve her better?

The warrior continued pondering these things as he followed Jenny's smaller footsteps after the man riding the yellow bird. What was so important about the man and his bird anyways?

Slindis, Teri

Teri gave a small nod after hearing what Slindis had to say, "Yes ma'am! I'll keep that in mind from now on... Now I suppose I need to talk to Dad too..."

As she pondered this, the two heard Fionn speak, "Sorry to barge in on the happy family, but I'd like to remind you both we have a job on our hands yes?"

Teri looked between the two with confusion, "Do we have a job? That is, aside from fixing the Dawn?"

Saloon

As noise began to break out from the Saloon, Angelus inclined her head as she was best able to get a look inside the building; the sound of "CHEAT" being passed around the various bar goers like a mantra.

"The devil is going on in there..?"

Gunsmoke: Outside of the Stables

David, Melethia, Ton Ton

David straightened out and brushed the sand from his legs. "I really wish I knew. I was sitting in a classroom one minute, and then I was being chased out of a lady's room in a saloon." He paused. "Now that you mention it, what exactly is this place? Where in the world am I?" While looking at his surroundings he caught sight of his books. They had fallen out of his bag again and were sitting in a heap beside Melethia. He let out an annoyed groan. "Damn it! Not again..."

Ton Ton listened carefully to David's story and wondered aloud, "Classroom...? You must have fallen into a portal here. I can tell you from experience, inter-dimensional travel tends to be a fickle and finicky science at best. But as Ms. Melethia says, this town is known as Gunsmoke. What this dimension is..? I don't know, I think Ms. Angelus mentioned something about it being an alternate version of Earth. Then again, aren't all the dimensions we land in 'Earth'?"

Storm-178 (and Alpha).
Location: Gunsmoke | Saloon.
Time: ?

When the guns, swords and spells were pointed at each other it hit Storm that this was not the cliche cowboy town he knew from the movies. "Alpha, stay silent for a bit." Storm said quietly inside his helmet as he looked to the guy with the gun pointed at his head. "Hmm ... I hope you have a laser cannon in that pistol or that ain't going to do nothing. Though I would hate for there to be a gunfight and death in the streets, the true thing to do in this situation is a good ol' western one V one ..."

DUEL!

Storm yelled out as he got up quickly, the spartan easily much more taller then most people in this bar. It was true that he did use Alpha a bit to 'help' him in a card game, though Storm could not take it that this man might butcher classical music with that violin which could be in better (And cleaner) hands. "If you win you keep the violin and this gun ..." Storm said as he flashed one of his two cherished and futuristic handguns. "If I win I get to keep the violin ... and not pay your medical bill." Storm smiled underneath his helmet since he knew this man did not stand a chance against a superhuman.

Quickly looking to Rugal, the previous rich guy felt killing intent piercing him. "I take no orders from a villain! Specially those that hurt my closest friends!" Storm spat out, Rugal was only going to make it worse. The Spartan looked back to the angry cowboy. "How about it little man, feeling lucky?" Storm said in a very climatic tone, Storm had not planned on breaking bones of this man ... though Rugal might have changed that.

Gunsmoke: Saloon

While watching the two argue about the violin, Matt came up with an idea. "You know there's a better way of doing this instead of watching an execution. How about a game of chance? I have four standard dice. You two pick to different numbers between 4 and 24 then I roll the dice. Highest without going over wins. Best 2 out of 3 wins the violin. Anyone caught cheating will either automatically lose the round if it's one of the two playing or punched in the face if your not. What do you guys say?" Matt asked the two. Frankly he was only doing this because it would be more fun to watch.

StormShaun:
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Observing the scene before her, Pandora takes a deep breath and sighs. "Whether or not the gentleman here cheated, it's your own fault, and the fault of no one else that you lost it. You risked a prized possession on a game of chance... and if he wasn't dealing the cards, how did he cheat? I could tell you any time I wanted to pick out a card, that wouldn't mean I was correct. Neither I nor anyone else who could have told him to draw *knew* what was next... they just put up their best guess. If you want to blame anyone for losing your violin, blame yourself for betting it!" she says to the enraged cowboy.

"and if you'd like a rematch... why not do something there is no way to cheat at, like a game of rock paper scissors, where both players are in complete control of what they throw, but there's no chance to sneak a look at the result."

Gunsmoke: Saloon

"and if you'd like a rematch... why not do something there is no way to cheat at, like a game of rock paper scissors, where both players are in complete control of what they throw, but there's no chance to sneak a look at the result." [/quote]

The cowboy nodded his head a little, "A little on the condescending side girl, but you do have a point. I could see a game with a more random chance working, one he can't abuse with that voice in that tin can of a suit"

"You know there's a better way of doing this instead of watching an execution. How about a game of chance? I have four standard dice. You two pick to different numbers between 4 and 24 then I roll the dice. Highest without going over wins. Best 2 out of 3 wins the violin. Anyone caught cheating will either automatically lose the round if it's one of the two playing or punched in the face if your not. What do you guys say?"

The cowboy could sense the boredom from Matt at the idea of a duel. The idea of a standoff with this kid did weary him, and this idea sounded agreeable. "Yeah, I don't want to watch this kid die either, he has so much ahead of him." Unbeknownst to Storm, this man was a veteran of several conflicts, he was quite experienced with fighting opponents of the super-soldier's caliber. He eased his grip on his pistol and pointed it away from Storm's head. "So what say you then? Willing to make another wager? Or are you afraid of taking an actual risk?"

Gunsmoke: Outside of the Stables

Melethia, Ton Ton, David

David took the bag from Melethia with a frown. He is not particularly pleased with the nickname that she gave him.

"Thank you, and please don't call me that. Anyway, interdimensional travel? Alternate Earth? Gunsmoke?" He snickered as he put the bag on over his shoulder and tightened the straps to avoid dropping it again. "Sounds incredibly ridiculous, but I suppose I shouldn't be saying that at all. My world does have it's fair share of oddities."

Gunsmoke: Outside the Saloon

Slindis, Teri

Slindis nodded as the commotion inside went to a level she was fairly familiar with. "Well, this town does have some issues from the sounds of it, but we'll have to begin focusing on how we'll tackle it tomorrow. There's a big difference between passion and recklessness, and we can't do anything about it at this moment."

She helped Teri up them motioned to the door of the Saloon. "If you wish to talk to Rugal with me there, he's at the counter. It's your choice, after all, but I've got the feeling he'll be a bit calmer about it now."

Saloon

Slindis walked inside to see the tense state, and from looking at the scene, it was easy enough to guess that the Spartan had gotten himself into some hot water, and Slindis wouldn't provide help where it wasn't wanted.

Gunsmoke: Outside of the Stables

David, Melethia, Ton Ton

Melethia shrugged as she started walking around the town with the two. "No problem, Sackman! Anyway, this place isn't really that bad. Better than some place where you carry a small library around all the time. 'Sides, that get-up right there just looks really uncomfortable."

StormShaun:
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Saloon

"DUEL!" Called out storm.

In the past five minutes, that word had changed meaning to her. It went from "getting hurt more" to a word the drove up anger and hate.
Esia stood up and walked across the bar, flames in her eyes. She gave The massive superhuman in armor a shove and actually forced him back a step, showing the girl was stronger than she let on. "If i ever... EVER hear anyone say duel, i will personally mutilate them by ripping their arm off and shoving it up their ASS!" she shouted in rage, tears still pouring down her face.

Storming off the the bar, she looked at the owner. "Give me the heaviest fucking thing you've got in the place..." she said, trying to keep her head on.

She didn't know how she was going to pay for it, but maybe a free one out of pity would work, after that display with soul and all.

mcpop9:
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After all the things she'd seen Esia go through in less than 5 minutes, it'd probably be best to get her something strong to null the pain a bit. She put the same gold nugget on the table she had tried to use for her own drink to by hers, but picked up the glass and walked outside, beckoning Esia to follow. "If you want a drink, this one's on me once we get out of this place... the guns pointed around the room tends to be a bit... intimidating... and I might be wrong on this but that... "gut feeling", I had earlier. I think this might be it." she says as she walks outside with the glass.

Gunsmoke: Outside of the Stables

David, Melethia, Ton Ton

Melethia shrugged as she started walking around the town with the two. "No problem, Sackman! Anyway, this place isn't really that bad. Better than some place where you carry a small library around all the time. 'Sides, that get-up right there just looks really uncomfortable."

David rubbed his eyes with his fingers, exasperated. "Please, don't call me that either. I already said I was sorry. Anyway, I'm fine in my current attire, and I'm fine with carrying this "library" around," He smoothed out his clothes, and adjusted his glasses. "Worried that the heat will get to me or something?"

Diablo1099:

Slindis, Pandora, Esia, Rugal, Storm, TXD

The TXD had watched the commotion silently, he had been observing the group, silently, success depended on how well you understood your surroundings and used that understanding. He saw the majority here had a taste for risk though oddly he noticed the behavior of Rugal who's posture told a different story, Rugal was of course in his memory tracks, but he had seemed more arrogant, almost predictable but now he seemed to wish avoiding a conflict, the old Rugal would have relished the chance to prove his superiority fighting abilities.
Re-open subject: Rugal's, file on data tracks. previous files inaccurate should observe and research to amend flawed information.
he then noticed some people were playing a gamble using a knife, the player would lay their hand on the table then stab the knife in between the spaces of their fingers very rapidly, the TXD smirked and decided to have some fun, he got close sme the them recognized him form the incident before.
"Hey Pardon the young-un from earlier he always has a head full of hot air."
"Well then perhaps I ought to have offered him a drink, give him a chance to cool off." he said calmly
They laughed in good nature, they were at ease the stranger clearly had a level head on his shoulders he seemed a little intimidating but wasn't any sort of trouble. one offered him a chair he watched them perform the knife gamble. one of them saw and smirked.
"I reckon I got me the fastest hands in own, maybe even the whole west, my draw ain't too quick but I can make good work with my knife."
The TXD smirked
"Mind if I gave it a try?"
the others shrugged thinking why not, his fingers, they handed him a knife he placed his hand on the tale stretching it out, he then started the gamble going a little slow but picked up speed, the knife became a blur as it stabbed the wood. The men stared in wonder, he continued for 5 whole minutes before stopping removing his hand and calmly setting down the knife. The little nicks in the wood left a hand shape, closer inspection showed that hand-print was very close to his actual hand. the group had a good laugh, the one who had bragged rather simply handed the TXD some money saying"Hey I practically made a bet fairs fair." the TXD smiled and sit at the bar rather close to Rugal.

Gunsmoke: Saloon: Rugal

"....."
Rugal sighed at Storm's arrogance, especially in light of what had happened back in their world when the "Friend he hurt" caused one of the largest wars in the history of the realm.
Shrugging off the Spartan, he then made his way over to the counter, keeping a non-existent eye on the ongoing argument.

Gunsmoke: Other Building: Jenny

After she turned the corner, Jenny saw the rider bring his steed into the building where several men with large knifes were getting ready for something not PG-13.
"...No..." She said before running inside, her protective side coming out in aid of her new friend.
Kicking in the door-
It was at that moment she realised her mistake, seeing several dozen gun barrels being pointed at her.
A tense air and a awkward silence was broken by a loud "WARK!" from a blissfully unaware Chocobo.
"....Ummmm...Hi?....I'll...jus-" She shrugged before trying to back out.
"DON'T!....Make any sudden moves..." A rather dirty looking butcher with a Knife the size of a Buster Sword said as he slammed the door behind her.
"...Heh, guess we'll add some "Beef" to this "Chicken" delivery..."
...Why does everyone I meet want to kill me?... she thought as she called for help, Namely Melethia, Angelus, Caim, Cadolbolg and David.
Listen guys, I'm in a bit of a tight spot, 13 guys, all armed, one with a large sword, in the building next to the saloon
....
Now would be good...

David

David was indifferent and waiting for the others until he got the message.
"...Audible Sigh..." He sighed before unholstering his gun and making his way to her location.

"Ok, you're right..." Esia said and walked with Pandora. Looking around, she realized it was over a bet and sighed. "You're wrong. This isn't it. I know when things will get bad before hand, there's a tension that forms that's different than that..." she commented walking out.

Once they were outside,she turned to Pandora. "Thank you for that... I dodn't quite catch what you said about the floorboards." Esia said, wiping her cheeks.

mcpop9:
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"Oh... well I guess you were crying loud enough not to hear and there were so many tears you probably couldn't see..." she says in jest, and with a chuckle. *ahem* "Turns out my plan to get you out of the loop with that guy worked. The reason your not in that slip of paper is because it's not in his hands anymore, I slipped it under the saloon floorboards after "picking his pockets" so to speak, after I blinded him with hot sauce of course. Your as free as the wind." she says with a smile, and hands her the glass. "A toast to freedom perhaps?"

The outbreak from the angry but yet unknown girl brought back the Spartan from his angry state. Ignoring the nuclear villain from Tomoya's other reports the Spartan put the case on the table and opened the case. Inside laid a normal violin, Storm let out a irritated sighed as he closed the case and handed it to the man. Storm initiated his helmet removal without saying a word to his female AI. "Sorry for cheating." Storm said with eyes devoid of all emotion as he walked to the bar.

"I'm also sorry for causing a commotion" He said to the barkeeper as he turned away, but in the slightest second before turning away Esia could see sadness in his red eyes. The white haired spartan left the bar without giving anyone attention, his fuel to fight was put out and his goal was easily swept past him once more.

Top of the town's water town.

The Spartan had leaped onto the water tower and knelt down, he was glad that the structure was strong enough to support his wait, though the look in his eyes did not change. The reason was is that he remembered that night where everything was taken from him and something else was forced upon him.

This body
and this life.

One of his goals was to find his Violin, the violin he had as a child and the same violin that was taken on that dreaded night. Remembering that night made Storm slam his fist into the water tower, leaving a slight dent, and soon the soldier felt moisture spread around his eyes.

Meanwhile the AI inside the helmet beside the Spartan did nothing, she could see everything he was remembering, though she cannot feel the same emotions as he does. This is why she wants to gain a human body, so she can share his and her own emotions.

"I guess so..." Esia said and took a drink from the cup. It took a few seconds after that, her mind clicked that the card had been dropped.under the saloon.
"We need to get it back!" She said and handed the drink back to Pandora. Quickly, she dashed under the porch of the saloon and soon was crawling around searching for it. "EEEEEK! SCORPIAN!" She shouted and there was a blast of magic coming from under the porch. "Got the thing..." She called back.

It took about five more minutes to get it and she crawled out from under the saloon with the card. It was blank in the spot where the picture and text was, but the title wa there and had changed. Esia, The Dark Magician Girl it read. "The title changed... Wow." She said then blushed a bit and held the card out to Pandora.

"Take my card. I need someone to keep it safe and I trust you with it." She said, averting her eyes and blushing even more.

Gunsmoke: Saloon

Slindis, Teri

After the scene settled down, Slindis tapped Rugal on the shoulder. "Rugal, I think Teri wants to talk to you. Since it's calmed down in here thanks to Storm deciding to see sense, now would be a good time." SHe was also glad to see that the silver haired woman had taken the time to tell this Esia that things would be fine.

Still, for the moment, there was the more pressing matter of having Teri work through this fear of hers, and her AUra of Good did a lot to bolster her pupil's spirit and courage.

Gunsmoke: Outside of the Stables

David, Melethia, Ton Ton

Melethia looked him over, clearly not too impressed with how he seemed completely out of place. "No problem, Book Boy! Anyway, if the heat doesn't get to ya, the people after your stuff will. Ya stick out like a sore thumb here!"

It was right around that time that she got Jenny's message and mentally nodded. "Mister Ton-Ton, wanna keep an eye on him? I'm gonna check up on somethin' here." With that, she quickly and quietly made her way to said building and tried to see if she could get a decent view on where everyone was in there. It would be a tall order to get it done on her own, that's for sure.

mcpop9:
"Take my card. I need someone to keep it safe and I trust you with it."

"Alright I guess... wait, wait, wait! before I get Too involved I need to know the ins and outs of this card here, so that I don't do something that could hurt you. I take it because it's what you were summoned from you have to stay near it or something? And why did the title change?" she asked, entirely unfamiliar with the card game.

Rugal

As Storm "Stormed" off, Rugal focused on family matters.
"Oh?...Certainly, but if it's of a personal matter, maybe some place less..."Public"..." He said before leading the two away from the counter and out the back entrance.
As he lead the way, he could practically hear the shaking in Teri's boots at being in his presence.
"...It's okay. You can say whatever you want. Please, spare no detail..." He said in a attempt to ease her worries, possibly having the opposite effect.

Kalastryn:
[quote="mcpop9" post="540.101127.16800556"]

"You can't hurt me with it unless you tear up the card before we figure out the way to separate me from it. But I can travel a pretty good distance from it, a decent number of miles. If you ever need to de-summon me for any reason, just say "return" and I'll head back into the card. And to summon me. "I summon" then, "insert my title here" and I'll poof out of the card." She explained, just sort of knowing it naturally.
"As to why the title changed... I guess it's because I changed, I gained a name, so I guess the card fits accordingly. But please take it, I'd rather not have anyone else but you keep it." Esia said to Pandora.

Diablo1099:

Rugal, Slindis, TXD

Suddenly the TXD appeared he had a somewhat grim expression.
"We're being open now eh? OK then, I think Your a reckless Individual who has shown the capacity to foolishly cause destruction without mercy. Your current actions only show you may not be so keen to perform those actions but have not shown any sign of regret or remorse for any damage you have caused."
The Machine looked at Rugal intensely, his emotions and thoughts were perfectly in tune with Dillon's the only slight difference was Dillon would have gotten louder while the TXD kept his voice level in fact lower, makes sure they listened.

Rugal, Slindis, TXD

"...I will very kindly ask you to leave while I talk to my daughter..." Rugal glared at the machine replacement of Dillon, still not sure where he got such a doppelganger.
He could see that while he had reformed for the most part, pushing his buttons would bring back the Rugal Bernstein they all knew and hated.
"....Is there anything else?...."

Gunsmoke: Outside of the Stables

David, Melethia, Ton Ton

David snorted derisively. "You are underestimating me, Half-pint! I can handle myself just fine."

It was right around that time that she got Jenny's message and mentally nodded. "Mister Ton-Ton, wanna keep an eye on him? I'm gonna check up on somethin' here." With that, she quickly and quietly made her way to said building and tried to see if she could get a decent view on where everyone was in there. It would be a tall order to get it done on her own, that's for sure.

David grunted in annoyance, and followed Melethia in close pursuit, eager to show the little pipsqueak what for! ...Or at least he hopes he does.

Diablo1099:

Rugal, Slindis, TXD

"Nothing much, I simply wish to inform you that I know you are dangerous and because of that,"
The TXD removed the eye lens that gave his right eye the appearance of a human eye.
"See this lens Rugal Bernstein?"
"Yeah"
"This lens represents you." he was leaning close to Rugal
"Alright"
"My eye represent's my eye"
"Ok"
"I got my eye. On.You." he said placing the lens on his eyeball and giving Rugal an intense stare.
he then backed away and walked back to the bar. He was playing a dangerous game, Dillon had reprogrammed him, which gave him a new purpose and free will, Rugal's old efforts had created him using advanced technology, however he had his own ambitions.
"Rugal may want to others believe himself as reformed, he and Dillon have a grudge to settle, opening those wounds may give me the lead to find his old secrets." he told himself nearly silently.

Gunsmoke: Saloon - Back Entrance

Slindis, Teri, Rugal, Garm

"Rugal, I think Teri wants to talk to you. Since it's calmed down in here thanks to Storm deciding to see sense, now would be a good time."

"...It's okay. You can say whatever you want. Please, spare no detail... [Dillon] I will very kindly ask you to leave while I talk to my daughter...""

The Cleric was very happy that her wolf had loped around back of the Saloon, no doubt on smell alone, and clung to his side as she tried to gather her thoughts again. Slindis' aura, which was what keeping her from running for it in that very moment, did help her from fleeing at that moment. However, the sudden appearance of the TXD, she gave a gasp, facepalmed, and then grabbed her ring; giving a silent warning about the being before them:

"SHIT! I forgot about this asshole. Mum, Dad, meet the Termi-Dillon. I don't know why he's here, or what he wants, but he's been on the Rising Dawn since the crash. At least, that's when I first saw him... I'm sorry I didn't mention it sooner; but the whole taking care of the wounded thing distracted me a little. As far as I can recall, he's been something of a Neutral, and followed his own goals instead of claiming the mantle of Hero or Villain. That and I could feel the chill of that metal hand through my robes... That is, he yanked me off Garm when the crash happened."

Garm gave a low growl, and placed himself between his pup and the Termi-Dillon. Even if he had kept her down during the crash, Garm knew damn well that the Termi-Dillon was one of the many things making her uncomfortable in that moment. Even as the TXD wandered away, the wolf kept his vigil; and paced in the area around the trio.

Gunsmoke: Outside of the Stables

David, Melethia, Ton Ton

"Mister Ton-Ton, wanna keep an eye on him? I'm gonna check up on somethin' here."

"Mkay! I'll keep an eye out."

And so he quietly waved as Melethia left. Upon seeing David slip away, Ton Ton followed after him. Melethia told him to look after David, after all; and watch after David he would.

Caim, Cadolbolg

Caim's head jerked up when Jenny's message reached his mind, and sent a message to Angelus, "Angelus. Did you hear that?!"

He didn't get an answer. Rather, he heard the flapping of wings, and a large shape flew overhead and landed next to the warehouse in question; the ground shaking for a moment as she landed. Following suit, Caim rushed ahead, Cadolbolg clinging to the warrior's head as he ran to the warehouse.

Gunsmoke: Saloon - Back Entrance

Slindis, Teri, Rugal, Garm

Rugal merely glared on as the TXD marched off after delivering his message.
"...Whatever made that machine certainly got the personality right..." He said as he closed the backdoor back into the bar to ensure their privacy.
"Right...Back onto the matter at hand then..." He said as he took a seat on a emptied barrel of beer.
"You wished to speak with me, Teri?..."

Gunsmoke: Saloon - Other Building

For the sake of convenience, let's say this happened AFTER the Heart to Heart.

As Angelus landed and Melethia and Caim showed up, West was already ready to breach the door.
Glancing at the others, He nodded and knocked(?) on the door.
"Knock Knock..."
"....Who's there?" a confused goon asked, giving away his location.
"Hot Lead."
Using this info, West fired the first shot though the wooden wall of the building, getting said goon in the throat.
Quickly rolling away from the wall as it was shredded by gunfire, David took cover to the side, intent on shooting anyone who left the building the back as they attacked.

Jenny meanwhile took the chance to set up a Barrier around herself before hiding to the side, using telekinesis to throw random objects at the gang of 13 as the others arrived.

Gunsmoke: Saloon - Back Entrance

Slindis, Teri, Rugal, Garm

Slindis nodded as she heard the message through the ring, glad that it couldn't be heard by others around her. "If you twoo want to take this conversation elsewhere, that wouldn't be an issue." Upon saying that, she shot a look to the TermiDillon that let it know Slindis was watching it as well.

Gunsmoke: Outside of the Stables

David, Melethia, Ton Ton

Melethia noticed that David was there as well and motioned him away. "You'll tip 'em off, Blueblood! Stop blundering around, sit down, and don't mess anythin' up." For a girl that looked like she would be in middle school, she certainly had a harsh voice. David could see that the girl had drawn a longbow, and if he'd paid any kind of attention in his magic classes, it was clear that the bow was very heavily enchanted.

As the fun started, the girl drew some arrows and quickly shot them at the stragglers of the group, catching them off guard and Killing two of them through the shots to the gut and neck.

Gunsmoke: Outside of Stables

Melethia, David, Ton Ton

David scowled at Melethia and moved closer anyway.

"Stop giving me nicknames! Like I said earlier, I can handle myself fine! You don't need to worry about me mes- Melethia then dropped a couple of the thugs with her bow. "OH SHIT!"

David shoved a hand into his bag, fumbling around for something. "Where is iiiit.... Ah-ha!" After a few seconds, the student pulled out a large blue tome, the title of it being faded to the point of illegibility. Opening it revealed a hollow inside, containing a large sheath holding a bowie knife, as well as a belt of throwing knives. He immediately tied the belt around his waist, and clipped the sheath into his pants pocket. He unsheathed a knife, and flipped it into his fingers, holding it in a pinch grip. After that little display of his, however, he looked extremely hesitant.

"..."

Gunsmoke: Saloon - Back Entrance

Slindis, Teri, Rugal, Garm

"Right...Back onto the matter at hand then..." He said as he took a seat on a emptied barrel of beer.
"You wished to speak with me, Teri?..."

Teri found a convenient rock to sit on herself (one across from Rugal no less), and waved her wolfy friend over. Garm, recognizing his cue, laid down again, his head resting in her lap as he did when she talked with Slindis. And like the previous talk, Teri found a small distraction in petting her wolf's head (and that Aura of Courage certainly aided her along) as she spoke,

"Well, sir, you asked me a while ago why I worked with the attack on AIM. I never answered, and... Well, after talking with Mom, it's only fair you get the same explanation..."

And so Teri went into detail about the events leading up to AIM, especially where the Caerleon family was concerned. As she did so, Rugal could both 'see' and hear his daughter's distraught feelings about the affair, her aura clinging tightly to her being as she did with her wolf. This whole time, she was scared. Scared of him..? Still, her words continued, and she ended with,

"....So you see, even if Devon did orchestrate this attack, the events leading up to it are my doing. I... I owed it to Caim and Angelus; if nothing else. Even so, there are some things about this affair I do not regret. Finishing Bruiser off and saving Furiae would two such things. And, even if you are still angry at me, I understand. Just... Please, let me know. The silence is worse than the threats of 'showering in pain'."

Gunsmoke: Saloon - Other Building

For the sake of convenience, let's say this happened AFTER the Heart to Heart.

Melethia, David A., Ton Ton

"OH SHIT!"

Ton Ton caught up to Melethia and David, slightly confused that he was able to do so in shorter time than usual. Perhaps it was concern? Regardless, the Tonberry had reached his query, and saw that Caim, Cadolbolg, and David had run in. What was going on?

Speaking of our Mute and his turtle-dragon son, Caim had his family blade at the ready; and brought it down hard on the first man he was able to lay his sights on; the magicked blade finding it's way easily into the soldier's flesh. Cadolbolg took to the air, and began charging a lightning shot for another of the fighters, knowing that their metal would cause severe distress. As all this went on, Angelus sent a message to Jenny,

"Is there a weak spot on the roof? With a gentle push, I could stick my head in for support!"

Gunsmoke: Saloon - Back Entrance

Slindis, Teri, Rugal, Garm

"...."
Rugal shook his head after hearing Teri's explanation.
"Christ, This is so utterly convoluted...Listen, I don't hate you for blowing that place up, Understand that. I understand why you aided in the battle and all that. What I did hate was the fact it ended like it did, I mean, Hell, if you told me about it, I would have helped and had her released. Instead, what happened is that several rather dangerous people with the bygone delusions of grandeur that I had for so long are now running rampant after it was destroyed. Believe me, plans were made for a situation like this, Those fire exits existed for a reason. On top of that, the wealth and power I spent so long rebuilding going up in smoke like that?"
He paused for a moment as he recalled his rampant raging.

"...Old habits are hard to forget. I know it might sound horrible of me to say this, but while I was going to turn over a new leaf and shut the lab down for the both of you, I didn't want to lose every material belonging I had. All I have to my name now is my quarters on the ship and the clothes on my back."
He cringed at his words, worried about who they would react

Gunsmoke: Other Building

Just go on ahead, it's only wood! Jenny sent as she stayed mostly out of the line of fire while David took down 3 fleeing gang members.
"Man, This looked a lot harder on TG4!" He yelled over the gunfire.

The remaining 5 gunners took cover inside the building, unloading wildly at anything that moved while the aforementioned Chef with the Sword Sized Kitchen Knife lunged at Caim, not happy about his scam being busted like this.

Gunsmoke: Saloon - Back Entrance

Slindis, Teri, Rugal, Garm

Slindis heard Rugal's words and responded rather bluntly. "Rugal, just because it happened the way it did doesn't mean that you're doomed. I could tell you stories of what happened when I first lived with Scrag and his family in that sewer in Stormreach, or I could bring up the entirety of my stay in the Everfree Forest. Of course, there's the problems of your former subordinates roaming around, but we can aid you with that as well. Now have some backbone, grit your teeth, and get yourself ready for where you've got to go from here. It's not going to be easy. Believe me, I know. All of us will be here to aid you onto the right path."

Gunsmoke: Other Building

Melethia turned to the human male and tossed him a small flask filled with a murky liquid. "Bookboy, throw that right next to that big cluster, okay? It'll scatter them!" While David contemplated it, Melethia got potshots in where she could. She couldn't get killshots due to them taking cover, but she got more than a few arrows deep in the biceps and calves, causing a great deal of pain whenever they had to do even the smallest movement.

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