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

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The slumber that had peacefully overtaken Constance Sorrowfeld was shattered quite abruptly by a massive rocking of the ship caused by what felt like a large explosive blast, which was soon followed up by the not so massive rocking of the Sorrowfeld Vampire's bed as Teddy struggled to wake the sleeping young woman.

"Miss Sorrowfeld! It's time to wake up! There is something amiss on this ship!" Teddy's raised voice pierced through sleep's view causing Constance to wake, albeit still quite groggily from her rest.

Stretching and yawning, the Young Vampire whose head devoid of the cat ears that usually graced it blinked a few times attempting to ascertain just what was occurring on the ship.

"Wha-what's going on Teddy? I was having the strangest dream-" Constance started to say as the door to her quarters abruptly opened, revealing her traveling companion and former captor, Som.

"Some fool detonated an explosive aboard the ship." Som said as he strode in uninvited, his weapons in hand and armor showing that he had already outfitted himself for battle, there was just one thing that he needed returned to him.

"I need my amulet, there is no telling what has caused the explosion nor what we will be facing." Som continued, holding out his hand, ready to retrieve the amulet whether Constance did so voluntarily or involuntarily. It did not take a genius to know that Som was correct, therefore Constance judged it to be in everyone's best interest that the Hunter's amulet be returned to the rightful owner.

"Finish preparing yourself, even if you are a non-hu - inexperienced in battle, it appears that everyone will be needed."

Nodding at Som and amazed that he had insinuated her inferiority through her inexperience rather than the fact that she was not a human, Constance grabbed her equipment and got dressed. Looking at the viewing screen located inside the room, Constance watched as the battle outside the Airship unfolded.

"How in the world are we going to destroy that thing?" The Young Vampire asked as she watched the seemingly invincible Titan run through a crowd of humans, crushing them underfoot as she fled the scene.

"Same way the Hunter's Authority would: Discover its weakness and using it to our advantage." The Hunter said as he prepared a variety of compounds that would aid them in stopping the beast outside before handing the vials to the Vampire.

"What're these?" Constance asked as she picked up a vial filled with a black mass that appeared to be inert.

"That is dehydrated black ooze. The others are the explosive compound that you have used previously as well as a glue compound that is able to stop one of the reputed unstoppable Midian Juggernauts dead in its tracks." The Hunter said as he and the Vampire walked towards the nearest exit.

Exiting the ship and heading for the Tarmac, Constance drew a fair amount of energy from the blood that she consumed and she was off after the titan wish vials in hand.

Location - Las Venturas: Female Tita, Shaun, Sorrowfed, Som, Angelus, Caim, Cutie Bruisers, Devon, Melethia, Rugal, Spartan

Legs kept moving, the arms swaying as the female titan could see the open fields of the desert before her... she was reaching her destination. Only a little farther now as the titan began slowing her pace feeling she was safe. However, there was highlights of orange around and a glow that caused the female titan to look behind only for her pupils to shrink.

A large, orange beam shot the titan in the face which demolished it- causing the female titan to roll onto it's side and have both hands covering the face. Almost half of it's face was gone, the eyeball out of the socket and only the cord was holding it. The lower jaw and half the upper teeth were missing, as then steam began to fume for the regeneration process was beginning.

Because her face was gone and luckily the hair covering her face so no one could see how grotesque it became, the female titan was stunned in the meantime. It'll be perfectly back to normal within a few minutes, but the blast managed to make the titan lay on her side as she tried to regain it's face. Sure a few times it tried getting up, but without a face... it wouldn't do good plus she couldn't see cause one eye was blown up and the other was looking down not even properly in the eye socket at all. So she had to remain still for the healing.

Las Venturas Rooftops: Rugal, Deadshot, Slindis

Rugal could only watch as the Titan lashed out in all directions before the Tesla Cannon to the head managed to at least subdue her and cause her to crash into the ground.
Keen to make the most of this, he dropped from the side of the building he was on, digging his hand into the side of the building as he fell to manage his decent.
Once back on the ground, He began to sprint towards ground zero to finish it off before it could get back up.

As he did, A horn honked behind him as Deadshot pulled up in a car as Slindis rode nearby on Lupito.
"Get in. I'm not waiting around for your slow German ass!" The assassin said, slowing down only to let him in before burning rubber though the ruined streets like only the best stunt drivers could.
Hell, even the Dire Wolf had a hard time pulling off the corners and turns he did!

Casino Rooftop: David, Shawn, Eric

After reeling from the massive tackle, David realized that the building he was standing on was about to fall as Shawn managed to blow the Titan's face off.
"WANDERER! FORGET THE MONEY! THIS WHOLE FUCKING BUILDING IS GOING DOWN!" He shouted as the roof they were on began to fracture under their feet.
"Crap, Crap, Crap, CRAP-CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!" He screamed as he lost his balance and began falling from the building.

In a act of desperation, he grabbed the first thing he could get his hands on, a Water spout barely hanging onto the building and did what every hot blooded Action Hero type would do if stuck in a Gozilla movie hanging on for dear life on a building about to collapse: Get mad as hell.
"GAHHHH! ALL I WANTED WAS TO BECOME A TRAFFIC COP! FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU-FUCKYOUFUCKYOUFUCKYOU
FUCK YOU!" He shouted as he unloaded his M500 into the ribs of the downed Titan as he dangled off the side of the now ruined casino resort.

Laz Venturas Streets: Jenny, Teri, Deadshot, Slindis, Devon, Ella, Anyone else I might have missed

Teri did what she could to help any wounded refugees out; her aura being deployed at full blast while herself and Garm ran after the other party members. Of course, that was before she saw Angelus (seeing that Caim was a speck at this point) being thrown off towards the Rising Dawn,

"God Almighty...."

However, this wasn't going to help get the refugees any safer, the Cleric was forced to tear her eyes away and continue herding work, as well as praying that the others fighting the Titan were alright...

Location - Las Venturas: Female Titan, David, Spartan, Angelus, Melethia, Caim, Cutie Bruisers, Cz

Angelus was sailing through the air with how hard the Female Titan threw her after Caim was systematically vivisected by the Titan's teeth and dropped in another direction. In any moment, the Rising Dawn was going to going to get well acquainted with her already bruised and broken self. However, the sting of Caim's pain forced the dragon to open her wings and tilt them, bringing her flight path away from the airship.

Caim was dying. She could feel it in her bones as her human counterpart hit the concrete; the pain lacing itself through her every wing beat. She had to hurry, or else he'd be gone for good, and by extension, herself.

With an extremely pained wingover, Angelus did what she could to home in on her fading pact partner, silently hoping against hope that she'd reach the mute in time.

"...Hold on.... Caim... I'm coming.. for you...."

Meanwhile, in the skies right above the Titan, Cadolbolg gaped in horror as his parents had, what appeared to be, systematically slaughtered by the Titan,

"Mother, Father! No...."

That was right when Ton Ton landed on the turtle-dragon baby's back, and jerked Cadolbolg's head in Angelus' direction, "Cadolbolg! You gotta hold it together! Look, you're Mom's still alive, if kinda shaky. She'll get help, don't you worry! For now we need to take care of that beast before she hurts anyone else. I need you to keep out of her range, and when I say so, bring me by her neck. According to the Spartan, that's her weak spot! Come on, we can do this!"

After that bit of encouragement, Cadolbolg noticed his Pact Partner's Lantern began to gather a familiar looking blackish energy, the energy in question flowing to his Knife. Ah, that plan again. With a small nod, the turtle-dragon baby forced himself to look away from the wreckage that was his mother and kept levitating above the Female Titan's reach, 'sending' to his pact partner,

"Give me the word when you're ready, Ton Ton!"

Avatar Adventure
Location: Las Venturas Airspace
Time: Twilight

Cz | BlackHarte

High in the sky above the scene Cz drifted by idly, her massive frame blocking out what was left of the orange sunlight. "Milady is tempestuous," BlackHarte observed. Cz replied quickly and calmly, the full power of her internal processes unleashed in her metal body. "Silence."

Light gathered in the focal gems on Cz's chassis and then leapt out toward the downed Titan again, tearing into the Titan's hard flesh. Yet, in a slight oversight the beam weapon refracted from the crystallized skin on Annie's neck, lancing back and striking her fleshy body. The blasts caught the muscles on her shoulders and tore them into the air, and the more forceful primary blast crushed her Titan bones to dust. After a few seconds, the earth around the Titan ionized and exploded a second time, throwing clouds of dust and burnt dirt into the air around the Titan.

Cz drifted closer, only five hundred feet or so from the distraught earth. She said calmly and bluntly, "Cease. You are outmatched."

"Brutal."

She did not wait for the dust to settle or the rest of the crew to gather their wits. Another pair of beam artillery struck the Titan's body, pinning it down and preventing it from regenerating in the dust.

"Yet, they are truly remarkable aren't they? These people."

"Inhuman." Cz answered matter-of-factly, "They do not need any protection."

Las Venturas Streets: Jenny, Teri, Deadshot, Slindis, Devon, Ella, Anyone else I might have missed

During her herding of the people away from the various people away from the Titan as it fell, Slindis saw Caim and Angelus falling from the sky - from here, she could see that Caim was badly injured and in desperate need of aid. With that, she went and lifted Teri by the collar as Lupito darted around the Debris. "Teri, focus! I've seen that kind of bite before: it's going to need a lot of aid to seal up." A quick message was sent to Angelus for the two to meet up north of the Titan so they could heal Caim, and almost too quickly SLindis was placing blazing white hands on Caim to get as much healing as she could through him.

Slindis is out of Lay on Hands uses due to the massive wave of healing sent through Caim's system to keep him alive.

"Teri, I need you to work with me to keep the healing going until Caim wakes up so we can be sure that he's living." The Paladin was horribly frustrated that her supply of backup healing wands had been destroyed so long ago, because a spare one or two would come in handy right about now...


THe barrage from Cz helped to pin the Titan doen, but Devon thought he could see something gleaming on the Behemoth's neeck. Was that some kind of crystal on its neck? "Ella, I'm heading in to get this done while it's down. COuld yoou please get Melethia? I swear I'll make this up to you!" THe demi-succubus grumbled, but stretched her wings and dive-bombed to catch the young elf while Devonsprinted over to the neck, breathed in, and let loose one booming Shout

"Enough!"

It was a good thing that the man's furious voice was solely directed at the Titan, since the one word seemed to reverberate through the chaotic scene.

Location - Las Venturas: Female Titan, David, Spartan, Angelus, Melethia, Caim, Cutie Bruisers, Cz

Now, one would think that being thrown from a behemoth that was forty feet tall would be dangerous to almost anyone. Even for a member of the Rising Dawn, it usually would be something avoided. One thing one wouldn't expect is to see the green-haired elven girl gently floating down like she was tubing down a lazy river with a frown on her face. I got so close too...

It didn't help that she was picked out of the air by Ella to get her out of the way of one of the stray shots of Cz's Barrage, leaving the young girl cradled like the bride after a wedding.

Laz Venturas: Angelus, Caim, Jenny, Teri, Deadshot, Slindis, Devon, Ella, Anyone else I might have missed

Teri gave a choke at the sudden jerk upward, and then gasped at the sight of her (former) childhood hero; covered in gore and breathing shallowly, "Oh my god....Okay, I'm getting right too it... Hold on, Caim!"

Holding her hands over the wounded warrior, Teri closed her eyes in concentration as a blue light began surround the Cleric's hands, and she began to pump Caim full of as much Positive Energy as her power would allow- Aura, Spells, the works.

Teri, using a Good aligned Cleric's affinity for Positive Energy, has converted the slot for Divine Power into Cure Critical Wounds. She also expends her uses of all of her spell slots in order to cast Mending, Cure Light, Moderate, and Serious wounds. Furthermore, Teri expends her daily usage of the Feat Healing Devotion, which gives Caim Fast Healing +1 (think like Regen) for a minute. If Teri wishes to use this feat again, she will need to start burning turn attempts.

Times till next spells can be cast:

4th: 12 seconds
3rd: 36 seconds
2nd: 18 seconds
1st: 24 seconds
0: 24 seconds

Teri fell backwards on her rump after dumping that much healing magic into someone, breathing hard as the efforts from all the spells and feat use tired her out. However, it certainly had the desired effect, as Caim sat up from his dance with Death, looking confused (to say the least) until his eyes hit Slindis and Teri. Even, to his surprise, his armor looked as if it had been fixed to a degree. Flexing his hands, he asked, "What happened? I thought for sure I was a goner... Angelus! Where is she?!"

Speaking of, the dragon in question could feel a weight lift from her shoulders when she felt Caim return to consciousness, and tried her best to drift down towards where Slindis, Caim and Teri had converged without falling out of the sky. But with her wounds, that certainly wasn't easy.

Las Venturas: Female Titan, David, Spartan, Melethia, Cutie Bruisers, Cz

Cadolbolg's head jerked up when he realized he felt his Father's presence return to the realm of the concious, and shouted to Ton Ton: "Father's alive! You were right!"

Ton Ton gave a small grunt in reply, still focusing upon charging the knife, until Cadolbolg heard his Pact Partner's voice in his mind, "Bring me down. I'm ready.!"

"One second... Some crazy robot thing is shooting at it.... And- NOW!"

Cadobolg tucked his wings in and dropped into a dive, Ton Ton holding onto dear life before the two reached the neck, to which the Tonberry lept and brought the now bespelled blade downwards, shouting,
"This is for all the people you've hurt!

CHEF'S KNIFE!"

as his trusty Daemon Hunting Blade found itself in the flesh of the Titan's neck; a resounding "DOINK" filling the air upon contact.

Storm.
Location: Las Venturas.

Everything unfolded around the Spartan, yet he was able to get up on his tired legs.
His helmet was crack all over, even some of the glass had fell out. His leg and arm plating was cracked and missing, yet the body armor was the worst of all, it was cracked just like a window pane. Internal damage was the topic in his mind at the moment, as he was sure he had many ribs crack and internal bleeding running through.

Yet even if he could not hear, he still approached the giant. Not with his energy sword, that was had run out of power just like the helmet HUD. The family katana Sutomu or Storm in English. Approaching the giant, he could see one known as TonTon attack it, yet he still approached with silence yet with a dark aura.

In his eyes he could see no one except the Titan.

Abandon Ship! Wanderer, David and Eric.
Location: A now ruined and falling Casino rooftop.

Seeing the laser hit, Wander fist pumped. "Fuck yeah! Take that ya bitch!" He yelled at the Titan as the building started to fall. "You kidding me?" Shawn remarked as he fell off the roof and was heading towards certain doom. Luckily enough he prepared for this and equipped his jetpack which immediately turned on and saved the mutant from a pancake like death.

Flying around for a while, Shawn flew up to David and decided to help him. "Need a hand?" He smiled as his clothing turned to his Elite Riot Armor. In his other hand was the Tesla cannon as well, holding a machine of that caliber in a single hand would tell wonders about his experience with weapon or strength.

After saving David, he planned to check up on his Spartan brother and then try to take that thing down.
Then a booming shout was heard. "We should end this thing ... too bad we couldn't get any money. Least they will have to spend the money on rebuilding this place." The Wanderer laughed.

Location - Las Venturas: Wanderer, David, Devon, Female Titan, Cutie Bruisers, Angelus, Melethia, Teri, Rugal, Spartan, Cz

A losing battle it was. Her advantage of escape ended when shot in the face, for everyone else had made a move. Cz pinning the titan down without her face fully regenerating yet, the body it possessed was truly broken down with the shoulders being blown off and some of the bones becoming brittle.

Devon also made his move- the shout caused the crystals to instantly shatter behind the neck. The female titan still struggled, but only small vibrations made it through and no limb was capable of anything else. Ton Ton came down with the blade, only for it to be reflected. Oddly, the crystals were destroyed by Devon so what-

In front of everyone's eyes along with the Spartan's, Devon's, perhaps even the Wanderer who was far away... the neck's tissue obliterated and Annie was revealed to all with the muscle surrounding her body, tissue attached to the face.

What's even crazier was... Annie was crying.

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What protected her from being killed instantly by Ton Ton's blade since it was strong enough to make the female titan fall onto it's bottom before? A visible, circular red aura flashed around Annie before disappearing. Turns out, the object she stole protected her from any attacks if the crystal skin failed otherwise. This is perhaps why she stole it... because the Holy Nail Artifact repels all harm from the person wielding it. That way, she could use her titan form and hardly ever worry about anyone killing her. If they did reach her, no one could touch her still since the aura was present yet invisible nether the less.

The female titan's body did however, start to decay with the flesh melting, steam rising off the bones and muscle vanishing like it was simply being eaten away. Like the body of an animal opened up by predators when killed, the ribs stuck out and not much was left. Even the female titan's hair and anything specific within the tissue was being dissolved. Only the little bit of tissue surrounding Annie and that very powerful aura protecting her remained. Whenever you touch it, the red circular flash would show which distant them from Annie's body.

Storm.
Location: Las Venturas.

Coming to the girl who had finally fallen, the anger remained inside the Spartan. First inspecting the zone, the body of the giant before had disappeared leaving the girl behind. Yet a shield protected her, the Spartan's focus remained on the girl and her tears. Knowing that he can not harm her, the Spartan grunted. "I will not harm you, but you will be subjected to our justice. Judgement will be upon you ... but I only wonder why you did this, why did you want the object?" Storm said in not a angry tone, but a mix of annoyance and coldness.

Trying to figure how to pick her up, Storm decided to carry the protective field surrounding her. A red flash is all that Storm saw as he started to carry her back to the ship, with an expressionless tone and a all too damaged body and armor. "The thing you have to learn is accept the consequences of your actions that you have committed today. You have killed too many to be let off." He said to her quietly as he walked past his comrades and to the ship.

"Storm-178 reporting in, target has been captured. Returning to the Dawn." Is all he said, he was some how still deaf in the ear and his internal bleeding still harmed him. Yet even if all the pain was there, it would not stop him from walking back. One thing lingered back in his mind, is to apologize to his lover and partner for letting her worry much. Yet he still continued.

A couple of minutes he stepped onto the ramp of the ship's hanger. Simply he placed her on the ramp before passing out right next to her, blood started to drip out of the cracks of the harmed armored suit. There was not a crack in the armor, but the flesh of his body and stomach had been ripped open by the kick of the Titan. It seemed that blood was trying to escape out of every opening of his body.

Too late. Constance and Som were too late to assist in the capture of the Monolithic Creature that had appeared in their midst, though in truth it suited the Cat-Eared Vampire just fine. In truth, the capture of the Titan was reminiscent of the great purges that the Hunter's Authority had orchestrated for many years after the Mirian Defeat at the end of the Great Hydrowar.

"Pah. Magic." Som said before spitting on the ground in reaction to the decay of the monster and the revelation of the human that was underneath.

Watching as the mechanically suited Spartan brought the captive up the ramp into the Airship's hanger, Constance smelled a familiar if not odd smell.

"Blood?" The Cat-Eared Vampirette muttered as her keen eyes noted the blood that seeped out of the cracks of the Spartan's armor. It was blood but yet there was something artificial smelling about the crimson blood.

"Hey, you, mechanical man! Are you okay?" Constance asked as she hurried towards the wounded armored hulk.

Avatar Adventure
Location: Titan Crater
Time: Twilight

Wanderer | David | Devon | Annie | Cutie Bruisers | Angelus | Melethia | Teri | Rugal | Spartan | Cz

"Reform!" Cz muttered within her "pilot" cabin. Instantly the Peacemaker unit evaporated into a cloud of prismatic light, drifting high into the sky as a thousand twinkling stars in the twilight air. Cz dropped down and landed with the rest of the group. Her loose fitting tunic had grown form fitting, and BlackHarte made his home around her bare waist. The robes were beige white and very light, swaying with great force in even the slightest of breezes.

Her hair swayed softly in the same wind. Deep raven and thick. Her eyes were thing razors, a deep cynical gaze that stared into the soul of a person. She shifted her weight to her right and began to walk toward the others, her arms crossed beneath an ample bosom.

"So what was this entire ruckus about anyhow," Cz asked to no one in particular, not exactly expecting an answer after the excitement. She glared at the being inside the wreckage. A human. Cz smirked. Ironic.

Storm, Constance and Som.
Location: Hanger | Rising Dawn | Las Venturas.

Opening a single eye almost made him use all of his strength. The eye was not normal though, even it was blood red with red tears seeping out of them. "Just hanging here ... bleed out, nnhg." He moaned with pain as he tried to get up but with failure. "My body can regenerate both blood ... and body ... Although right now, this state won't allow me to fully regenerate due to the blood loss. So I am stuck here bleeding out for an hour until I get help." He smirked, once more blood dripped from the mouth before he leaned to the side to cough some up.

"As a superhuman ... or artificial enhanced human, you would not want to drink me. Do me a favor and don't do that." He joked towards the vampire but looked upwards. "Oh yeah, don't allow her to get up. She needs to pay for ... all of this." The Spartan said as he looked upon the destroyed city. Another figure quickly ran up to the three, well more like the figure on the ground bleeding out.

"I told you to take care, STUPID!" Was the first thing the female said to the Spartan as she slid across the ground and caressed him tightly. "Please Miku ... it hurts." Storm said with pain as the clothing of the physical AI got covered in crimson. Suddenly letting go she pouted, "I thought you were going to die, you did not respond at all." She harshly said to him, but the Spartan used the last of his strength to give her a hug which surprised her.

"Don't worry, I'm here now ... stupid." He chuckled before he looked to his weapons on the side. "Do me a favor too ... don't leave me. I'm just going to sleep ..." He said before closing his red eyes. The Spartan wasn't dead but decided to sleep, hoping that he would wake up in the infirmary. Alpha, the AI looked to the two and then the Titan host. "I'm guessing you guys just got here ... that person there is someone we can't let escape." Alpha said whilst lifting up Storm's head onto her lap.

Storm, Annie, Teri, Cz, Constance, Som, Garm

After the battle ended, Angelus was healed and Caim was back on his feet, Teri saw the Spartan and what was left of Annie wander back towards the Dawn; and... Felt the urge to go as too. Not to mention Storm looked like he was on his last legs.

"Oh dear... Better go get him, Garm. Looks like he won't last long."

Hopping onto Garm, Teri followed after Storm and found Constance and Som gathered around him and Annie, who was essentially leaning against the wall after her ordeal as the Titan. Not paying attention to the tugging feeling in her gut, Teri attended to Storm in the same manner as she had to Caim: By pumping him as full of healing magic as she could manage, as well as attaching the Regen effect that had been placed on Caim earlier. Even after that, the group gathered could feel the effects of Teri's healing Aura as she looked over Storm.

Turn attempts remaining: 2 Undead, 2 1 Fire

Giving Constance, Som, a very upset looking Alpha, and Cz the A-Okay about Storm's condition being in the green again, Teri found her attention being pulled back to Annie. With a look of confusion at the Titan Shifter, Teri saw the Nail in her hand and tentatively reached for it. With no difficulty, she had plucked the item from Annie's hands and turned it over in her own, her gaze transfixed as she looked it over,

"Oh my god...So this is what she was after all this time... But why?"

Of course, Teri hadn't noticed that Annie had any sort of field about her. The Nail was an item of the Lord, her God. Why should she display any difficulty in holding it, when the Lord was her patron?

Wanderer, David, Devon, Cutie Bruisers, Angelus, Melethia, Rugal

With Angelus on the brighter side of health again, she found herself being given a tackle hug by Cadolbolg, who clung desperately to his mother's nose while expressing his relief about not losing her to the big mean Titan monster-thing. Caim could only give a faint smile and a nod of thanks to Slindis while the rest milled about in their own ways.

As for Ton Ton, he arrived from the wreckage of Annie's Titan form, little lantern still bobbing along. Finding Devon again, the Tonberry hopped on his familiar perch and leaned against the Bard, "I'm glad that's over. Man, poor Cadolbolg... I got a good glimpse at his emotions for a minute when he thought Caim and Angelus were lost... It was not pretty. Mr. Devon, are you faring well yourself? You look rather tired..."

Location - Outside the Brig: S'zami

Struggling, the Khajiit checked up on everyone and the city along from the Rising Dawn airship's hangar. It seemed everyone was well and the criminal have been captured. Smiling weakly, S'zami stated to herself, ".. I'm glad they've made it safely'h... if only I was of use.. Ahh.."

She used the wall to support herself, and still wasn't close enough to get near the others like Spartan, Alpha, Teri, and the stranger (Annie). She broke her fall a few times, only to then slump onto the floor panting.
"Thank'h you all, for accepting me like a person'h..... may the suns shine warmly on your daysssssss ...."

Closing her eyes, she went into a deep slumber. Only to never awaken again as the cold overtaken her body.
Despite being healed, her cut on the shoulder had foamed a black line, with some of the blood being black.

Turns out the strike Annie did to S'zami in the canteen was more then just cutting the Khajiit... the reason Annie didn't strike anyone was because she wanted to save her blades for someone who was entirely in her way. It just so happened that S'zami was thus Annie had to use the blade with poison brushed on the metal against the mage.

No one could of foreseen this, since everyone was distracted in catching the cloaked woman (Annie).
S'zami laid there dead, but had a peaceful expression on that face. In the end, not everything was in vain after all.

TheMehKingdom:
"So what was this entire ruckus about anyhow,"

Som glanced over at the being that had shifted from an alien piece Aerial Artillery to the Raven Haired woman that appeared nothing like the childlike alter-ego that he had briefly met and shrugged.

"I have not the faintest of ideas." He stated as he watched the woman from inside the Monstrous Shell being escorted towards the ship, Constance being one of the escorts, before explaining his position, "I was awoken from my sleep by an explosion and emerged from the ship to witness the end of the battle. It appears that the creature was a danger to the ship and the city, what more reason would there be to end that creature."

As he spoke, his tone took a slightly envious tone towards those who had been able to engage in the battle as Som would have loved more than anything to test his mettle against that of the Titan's. He estimated that it, the Titan, would have put up a fair challenge to a squad of Hunters, who would have taken an acceptable number of casualties before subduing the monster.

Looking back at Cz, his head tweaked to the size questioningly.

"What are you?"


StormShaun:
"As a superhuman ... or artificial enhanced human, you would not want to drink me. Do me a favor and don't do that."

Constance did not need to be asked twice in that regard as the scent of the artificial components within his blood repelled any hunger that she might have had. It was, however, good to know that beneath the metal exterior, the being known as Storm was flesh and blood of some sort.

"Don't worry. I fed already today but you'll never know what'll happen once I run out of blood and you're the only one there." She quipped with a smile, her fangs sheathed as to not make the wounded warrior any more nervous than he might have been.

As the Ship's Medic, Teri, tended to the wounded crew member, Constance followed through with Storm's order and asked Teddy for a set of manacles and leg irons that would be able to bound the woman should she awaken and feel the urge to continue what had just been finished.

bluerocker:
"Oh my god...So this is what she was after all this time... But why?"

The exclamation by Teri drew the Sorrowfeld Vampire's attention as she regarded the Nail that the Medic/Cleric now held in her hands.

"I don't know but obviously it's something really important." Constance before adding "Best to hide it away from the woman once she wakes up. Who knows what she'll do once she discovers it's missing."

Location - Las Venturas: Wanderer, David, Devon, Female Titan, Cutie Bruisers, Angelus, Melethia, Teri, Rugal, Spartan, Cz

Slindis gave an rather casual wave that let Caim know this had been far from the first time she'd had to heal someone that was nearly dead and did a quick check around. Before long she ran into the new Cz and rather quickly deduced that the woman was close to, if not the same, as Cz: Being around Melethia for so long had given her a bit of insight into the mentality. "We had someone assault the ship for some magical artifact and attack the city. We naturally responded to stop it as quickly as we could. You arrived right at the end of it, I'm guessing.

In case we haven't met before, I'm Slindis. Pleasure to meet you, miss...?" She extended her hand for a greeting, not at all intimidated in the size difference.

Ella did her part and ensured that Melethia arrived on the ship safely near Som, and Melethia went over to Angie's side right afterwards. "Looks like we managed this alright, huh? Could have gone a lot worse." Melethia wasn't really taking the people in the buildings in account there when she made this statement, though.

Finally, Devon walked with Ton-Ton towards the area where Annie had been taken. "Mind's a bit frayed, but otherwise I'm holding up okay. Right now, though, it's probably best if we leave Caim, Angie, and Cadolbolg alone so they can vent it all out. Would you like to help me with this book I've been reading while we check on the person we got out of that symbiote?" Although the Tonberry was nearly knocked off his perch, he could see the book that Devon was reading had lots of things that he could explain a lot better the next training session.

The talk might be stopped when they happened on the unconscious Annie, though. It almost seemed like she could wake up at any moment.

Avatar Adventure
Location: Rising Dawn
Time: Dusk

Teri | Constance | Som | Slindis | Cz | BlackHarte

Cz turned to Som, her face wore an expression as if to say she was exasperated, but not quite so. BlackHarte squirmed around her waist, but Cz caught him quickly in her left hand and crushed his body, sending ripples through his black form. Quietly BlackHarte returns to his role as little more than a belt. After a few moments Cz answered Som, "I am Designation C - Z. Peacemaker and overseer of Japan." Cz paused for a moment, "My friends called me Siz." She turned and walked away from Som, her raven hair flowing dramatically behind her.

It was only a few moments after that did Slindis catch Cz's attention. Non-humans everywhere. She thought casually. Cz placed her hand gently on Slindis' and lowered the Drow elf's hand. "I apologize, but I do not think we have met before." A simple lie. "My designation is C-Z. People have taken to calling me Cz." She turned to look back at the people still milling around the hanger, "Why was an artifact of such power kept in such a poorly guarded vessel? It was given to be attacked given the nature of mankind, such petty creatures."

"You don't believe that milady," BlackHarte said.

BlackHarte Partition | Rising Dawn Proprietary System: A.I. Vermillion

The ship was cold. Life had been absent from it. Not organic life, but aetherial life. A meta-physical existence that would otherwise be fueling the walls of the ship with such vibrancy and emotion was empty. BlackHarte felt saddened.

Around the dead Khajit small black tentacles bubbled from the metal hull of the ship and wrapped around the body. Deconstructing the flesh into it's base compounds and absorbing it into the ship.

Unfortunately, some proteins were very hard for BlackHarte to construct, and the little he had to facilitate advanced cell construction had been used up feeding that little nymph cannibal of a master he used to serve. Slowly but surely the corpse was no more, and even the stench of poison and decay was picked out of the air.

All things that lived must die, and yet still, BlackHarte felt saddened.

Storm, AI Alpha, Teri, Constance, Som, Slindis, Cz and BlackHarte.
Location: Hanger (Ramp) | Rising Dawn | Las Venturas.

Thanks to the help of the Cleric Teri, the healing magic easily repaired everything. The giant stomach cut, the internal bleeding, the deafness, bleeding eyes, the ribs, everything was in the right place and where it should be. Yet even if the Spartan opened his eyes, he could just feel the stiffness of his muscles and the lack of energy through out his body. Getting up he was immediately hugged by his partner, stumbling a bit Alpha started to support him. "I heard that." He looked at the vampire with a smile and looked towards Annie and nodded to her with courtesy.

"Thanks for the help Do- ... Teri. Even if it takes a lot to kill me there was still a chance for my death. Still, thank you. Right now I think a trip to the medbay for some rest would be good ... you know, before we deal with her." He nodded to Teri as the two began to walk to the medical bay. Alpha herself bowed to the Doctor, "Thank you." She said quietly as the two started to leave.

They also gave a quickly nod to everyone else coming back on board, even to the girl who called herself "CZ".
In a matter of minutes, the two were in the medical bay. Storm stripped off all his armor, suit skin and placed it all in a bag for repairs at a later time. Right now, he wanted to just be in a bed, resting beside his beloved.

Got so far, to lose it all.Dr. Shawn/Wanderer and Deadshot.
Location: Las Venturas.

After the whole ordeal was over Shawn was mostly on scavenging for survivors and providing medical attention to anyone who needed it. Thanks to his homemade drugs and medical equipment, both him and his patents survived pretty superbly. Yet the thoughts of the fallen were left in his mind, even after all the thanks. Not knowing how most of this happened, he was just glad that he survived and made sure this thing was stopped. Although it was annoying that they did not rob the Casino, yet it was destroyed and that was good enough for the Wanderer.

Leaving the Casino with a sack full of questionable items ... probably money from the Vault which Shawn got into after healing and Doctoring many people. "Well ... I think this will do. For both my payment and for a fund to go towards this disaster. Heck I may set it up myself!" He hummed as walked the streets with either a lot of money, gold, information or all of it. About to sing a merry tune, he saw one person who stood out from everyone. It was Deadshot. Growling inside his mind, Shawn sneaked up to him to give him a paralyzing palm and stick him somewhere.
Could be the organisation David was talking about ... it could be a river with weights attached ... or a rocket. His imagination went wild with the possibilities.

If it was anything, Deadshot could be related to this.

TheMehKingdom:
"I am Designation C - Z. Peacemaker and overseer of Japan."

Watching the "woman" leave to greet the Drow, Som could not help but make a mental quip regarding "her" status as a Peacemaker.

"(A bit well armed for a Peacemaker are we not?)" The Hunter thought to himself before leaving the area so that the others could deal with the unconscious witch that had caused so much destruction and the death of one of the newer crew members of the Airship. It was quite apparent that the Airship's crew had either been lax when it came to security or they had no clue as to how to properly secure their vessel against intrusion, especially in light of recent events.

"(They even welcomed me aboard the ship without hesitation.)" Som muttered internally as he turned down the corridor and headed towards the Airship's Mess Hall, otherwise known as the Canteen by the majority of the crew. It had been quite some time since Som had eaten and the Hunter was feeling quite famished, or rather he would have felt hungry had he not seen the things that were in charge of the kitchen.

The things resembled young Firians from Som and Constance's world, only they did not communicate outside of the occasional hand signal, chirp or squeal.

Turning to exit the Mess, the Hunter was stopped by a *GRUMBLE!* that came from his stomach, which was devoid of anything save stomach acid. It appeared that Som Waterford had no choice in the matter, he would have to accept whatever the Imps cooked.

"Beefsteak, rare, plain. Vegetables, steamed, plain." The Hunter ordered as he settled at one of the tables near a window that looked out over the Tarmac battlefield.

Rising Dawn: Outside the Brig: Rugal, S'Zami

After the close call and Annie was secured by Storm, Rugal returned tiredly to the Canteen, needing a stiff drink after realizing that "Worthless Relic" in his room was the reason this all happened.
I was wondering what that damn thing was... He thought, recalling the piece of the True Cross he found in Dillon's (The Former Captain of the Rising Dawn) Room as he moved into it.
Still, the worst was over, most of the population was saved and they just bagged another criminal to give to UNIT when they came to pick up Deadshot.
All in all, a good da-

"...Z'Sami?..." He paused as he saw the body of the Khajiit slumped against the side of the wall as BlackHarte just began dissolving her.
"Z'Sami!? Get the hell off her!" He shouted as he pull the mass off her body, thinking that BlackHarte was attacking her and unaware that she was already dead.
"Z'Sami! Z'Sami, are you-......S'Zami?...." He paused as the realization began to set in: She was dead, though not by BlackHarte's hand.
"....But.....How?...." He asked rhetorically before he saw the clearly infected wound and the black fluid seeping though it.
"...Poison..." He sighed defeatedly, slumping against the wall on the opposite side of the hall.

"...I'm sorry...I didn't get you home..." He said to her remains, realizing that she might have still been alive if he just left her be on the Strip instead of bringing her here.
Striking the wall behind him in Anger and leaving a large dent in it as a result, He then picked up the corpse and brought it to the Morgue, shooting a Glare at BlackHarte for trying to "Clean up" as he did.
That was another death that Annie would have to answer for and he was going to get an Answer, by any means.

Rising Dawn: Hanger: Jenny, David West, Deadshot

"WOO! YEAH CZ! THAT WAS AWESOME! HAHAHA-HAAAAAA!" Jenny whooped as she hugged Cz, glad that she was around to help against that Titan.
"Wow! I mean, I knew you had something in you, but MANNNN!" She squeed, clearly amazed by what she could do.

David meanwhile, fresh off helping Shawn rob the ruined Casino, was looking over the ruined part of the city.
"Man, Glad I'm not paying for that..." He mused as Shawn walked in, dragging a paralyzed Deadshot along the ground.
"Well...Least I know not to get a job in this state..."

((Short post is Short))

Rising Dawn: Outside the Brig Teri

Teri was snapped out of her reverie with the Nail of Christ when S'zami slumped into the corridor, disintegrated, and left a mourning Rugal in their wake (as well as an extra dent in the wall). When the word "poison" filled the room, the Cleric realized why the Khajit had perished, even after she had healed the wound. Her eyes looked to the floor, as her heart felt like it sunk to her stomach,

"No... I-I thought I fixed it? I suppose all I can do now is pray for her soul...

Ms. Sorrowfield, I think I'll take your advice into account, and go help my father in giving S'zami her proper rites. Good day."

Slipping the Nail into her Satchel and giving a pat of her wolf's side, Teri followed after Rugal to the Morgue and called out gently, "Dad? You want some help with that...?"

Angelus, Cadolbolg, Melethia, Caim

Angelus gave a small rumble in the back of her throat, and then spoke, "Here's hoping those in the buildings were not harmed as well... At the very least, we prevented that beast from doing more harm."

She shot a heated glare in Annie's direction at the end of that statement, nearly causing Cadolbolg to fall off her nose with an "Ah!" before he fluttered back to sitting on Angelus' head with a contented smile. Obviously, the little one was happy to see that his fears had not come to pass and was a tad bit more clingy as a result...

As for Caim, he held his tongue (HA!) and watched as Angelus and Melethia continued their talk, a solitary hand lazily resting on one of the dragon's wings as they spoke. After the near death experience, Caim wished nothing more than some time alone with Angelus to recuperate by, but this would do. The contact alone had brought him some form of relief, as if reaffirming that yes, the dragon before him wasn't dead and she was still by his side. A small comfort.

Ton Ton, Devon

Ton Ton looked into the book with an air of curiosity (anything to keep his mind off of the recent events) with a slight, "Huh... So is that the book Caim's been making you read? Interesting. Yeah, I'll help you out. But, what about that person there? Wasn't she the one in the giant? Is it really safe to leave her like that? I mean, I'd hate to see what happens if she turned into that thing while on the Dawn...."

BlackHarte Partition | Rising Dawn Proprietary System: A.I. Vermilion

In the quiet space between flesh and digital life, Vermilion had left her post to speak with BlackHarte, crossing her arms with a slightly irritated expression as she asked, "I hope you're not surprised by how well that went over with the Users. You should know better about how they view their dead."

((You dropped her name, so I was guessing you wanted to talk with her? Do correct me if I'm wrong))

Location - The Rising Dawn's Hangar: Rugal, Annie, Devon, Ton Ton, Angelus, Caim, Cutie Bruisers, Cz, Teri, Jenny, Som

She knew all to well of the consequences if captured, and sadly... fainting was her downfall when she could do no more with the female titan's body since it was heavily secured. Slowly, with the eyes flickering when knocked out- Annie was starting to reawaken. She wasn't scared, nor looked phased. Rather, she was calm and decided to get things straight.

By peering towards her body, her arms were locked with shackles along with her legs. Luckily, she wasn't tied to the wall but was sitting on the floor where an inch farther, the chains would snap at their fullest length. Not to mention when feeling her own neck, there was a brace around her neck, with a chain behind that was connected to the ship's wall.

Her eyes were narrow, but her expression wasn't anger. It was disappointment in herself, that she after all this effort was captured in the end. "...". Then she stared ahead, noticing that a man and that little creature were in front reading a book.

Not saying a word, she sat there with a look of a criminal that doesn't care how long time passes by. A look of someone who doesn't panic nor show much emotion apart from simply keeping things to oneself. So she sat there once again, awaiting for whatever was to happen.

Avatar Adventure
Location: Rising Dawn
Time: Night

Cz | Jenny | Slindis

When Jenny wrapped her hands around her and pressed gently against her human skin the Peacemaker lost her footing for a brief second. With a fast twist of her foot Cz restabilized herself and secured her center of gravity, letting the warmth of the Gardevoir rest gently on her soft human frame. Cz blushed, "That is completely unnecessary."

Shannon had his hands around her small body, holding her close to him. His body was so warm under the blankets. It felt safe and gentle. A fierce contrast to the cold harsh rains Cz had known in the days before. He was already asleep, his breath soft and regular, and confident. He had the same swagger in sleep as he did when he was awake. Cz settled closer into Shannon's embrace and rest her head against the couch's end. She was glad to have family.

Cz stumbled again, jarred by the sudden relapse of memory. This time sh placed her hands on Jenny and pushed the Gardevoir off of herself. "Please." She said, her cheeks still red, "don't touch me without ample reason."

BlackHarte | A.I. Vermillion | Rugal

The dent next to Rugal unexisted itself with a small "plop." Which, though innocuous, was the result of many millions of nanomachines converging and gathering enough force to counter dent the wall from the other side. In fact, if anyone actually cared, they had to construct a piston on the other end in a vague inverted resemblance of Rugal's fist.

In the digital space where the Artificial Intelligences made their home BlackHarte turned to 'face' A.I. Vermillion. In reality, it was simply the result of taking a few idle processors and directing it toward receiving information from the other A.I.

"I am well aware that organics enjoy using the deaths of those around them as an excuse to grieve," BlackHarte moved his amorphous body representation backwards in digital space and stared out at Rugal, "but I am loathe to pass up the chance to restock my protein supply, especially with the amino acids of a sentient. I did not wish for the body to rot before I could repurpose it."

He shook his head, "Nevertheless. Why do we standby and let them die. You had the potency to save her. That I do not doubt. But why do we, as the ship, not do more to assist the users?" He laughed, "Is it simply because they don't want us to?"

Rugal | Teri | Comic Sans Envelope

When Teri was following behind Rugal to give S'zami a proper last burial, she also felt a small gust of air in one of her pockets followed by the slight jab of a rather firm envelope's corner jabbing into her thigh. Taking out the envelope brought up a faint smell of something oddly fresh, but the Comic Sans on the envelope stating Read Me certainly did its job in possibly causing a pause. With that, Teri did her best to open it without her dad noticing it because she already had a sneaking suspicion of someone that might have sent it thanks to the Augury 8 Ball earlier that day.

Who had sent this? And why had they used that font, of all choices?

Cz | Jenny | Slindis

Meanwhile, Slindis continued her casual talking with this Siz and Jenny. "That was more than peace that could be kept with the level of firepower used, but it's reassuring to have it on our side. Name's Slindis, and I'm certain we can find you something a bit more comfortable to move in if you want." The Peacemaker's reaction to Jenny's sudden embrace brought a concerned chiding from the Drow, though. "Be careful about that, would you? It would be nice to not have anything that Siz doesn't want to remember brought back to the foreground."

Som | Imps

It wasn't too long before the food was brought back exactly the same way that Som had ordered it, although there was still a faint spice among it all there. Nothing that would be too overpowering, but something that would be reminiscent of the AMerican Southwest and rather tasty along with a few iced teas to wash it down.

Ella | Constance

After Teri ran off after her father, Ella glided over to the young vampiress and whistled at the relic Teri had on hand. "One heck of a nail she's got there, alright. I'm surprised none of them found out about it sooner, you know. Something like that would have lots of people after it. What do you think?"

Mel | Angie | Caim | Cadolbolg

"It kinda happens, but at least all of us here got out okay even though some of us did cut it close. Don't think I've ever heard of my mom throwing so much healing into one person, though. Ya wanna get a bit of spicy meat to celebrate after we get her stowed away in the brig?" Melethia hadn't heard of S'zami's death yet, which kept her in such a good mood. It might not last for too long when she finds out, though: she'd been the first one to take the Khajit in.

Devon | Ton-Ton | Annie

"I'm just about done with it, really, but I'll appreciate the help. As for her? I don't know that much, but I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that she can't just change at will or she would have already done so." After finishing up the last statement, Devon closed his book and placed it in the weathered sidepack and shook his head as he tried conversing with Annie.

"I will admit that this may be a bit much right now, but it's fully warranted considering what you tried doing to Las Veg-Venturas. All for what? One item that by all rights was unknown for by everyone else on the ship? One item that was worth trying to slaughter everyone down there when there's already a city festering with the undead tonight? If you want any kind of understanding from us, you really need to start explaining yourself quickly."

If Annie had any recollection of what was going on during her rampage as a Titan, she'd easily recognize the clear voice of the man that had tried to deter her while never raising a blade to attack in that time. Perhaps that would get her to open up?

bluecrimson:
"I will admit that this may be a bit much right now, but it's fully warranted considering what you tried doing to Las Veg-Venturas. All for what? One item that by all rights was unknown for by everyone else on the ship? One item that was worth trying to slaughter everyone down there when there's already a city festering with the undead tonight? If you want any kind of understanding from us, you really need to start explaining yourself quickly."

Location - The Rising Dawn's Hangar: Devon, Rugal, Annie, Som, Teri, Melethia, Cutie Bruisers, Angelus, Spartan, Caim

There was a pause, between Devon and Annie after he had finished his sentence. There was no shift of her mood changing, no look of sadness nor guilt that was brought into the girl's facial expression. It was as if Annie was unaffected by any of this.

Unexpectedly, Annie turned her face away from Devon with a bored expression. Eyes dull and very calm nature to the criminal.
"I'm just a scared, helpless little girl who's got nothing to tell you. I don't know what brought me to what I just did."

Her face never gave any signs or hints as to what she was feeling. What's worse was the fact her tone was simple, not edgy nor packed with emotion. It was a careless one like she had nothing better to say, who was trying to play off Devon, sarcastically but with a plain answer given. One would expect Annie to crack a smile of villainy or laugh... but she did neither.

"Jeez... i'm hurt." She finally announced, having her eyes drawn at Devon before turning her head to him too.
"Chained here like an animal. You all should of just killed me with the dignity I had. Maybe if you and the crew would have acted sooner... all those people would of saw another day." Her tone was more of her being annoyed now, but the voice itself was just as before... calm, uncaring, and spoken towards Devon like she was bored from him investigating her motives. You could even say she lacked a soul from such a hollow response.

bluecrimson:
"One heck of a nail she's got there, alright. I'm surprised none of them found out about it sooner, you know. Something like that would have lots of people after it. What do you think?"

The Raven Haired Faux Kitty Vampire looked up from where she stood to greet the Demi-Succubus with another of her slightly shy smiles before offering a shrug in answer to the question.

"I'm - not really too sure what to think." Constance offered, a slightly confused look on her face before adding, "I know that the Nail looks important but for the life of me, I don't understand why some Lord's Mail would be of such high importance to anyone."

It appeared that Constance Sorrowfeld being not of this Realm made some concepts foreign to the Young Vampire, concepts that would require some sort of explanation in the near future. Still, the inexperienced Cat-Eye clad vampire still tried to make the best of what she could deduce.

"Regardless of its value, if someone with that much power thought it was valuable, she won't be the only one and with as much trouble as I've seen in what little time I've spent here, I think it's safe to say that we'd better be prepared for whatever comes our way."

Almost as an after thought, Constance checked her shotgun to ensure that it was in working order and silently wished that she was not to scared of what was to come.

Rugal | Teri | Comic Sans Envelope

Teri looked at the envelope with curiosity, clearly confused by this new benefactor. If this was the same person who sent her the magic 8 ball for the spell, then why were they helping her? How were they able to track her movements? Upon thinking this over, Teri's thoughts went to two different veins. The first being Lucifer. She still had the necklace from him after all (and she had strictly stuck with it on account of how useful it was, rather than any sort of connection to the Devil himself), which made it possible that he could still be tracking her. However, with the politics of Hell, as well as the breakup, it didn't make sense for him to want to help her. Furthermore, Teri didn't recall telling him about Otohime...

Which lead the Cleric to her second line of thought: Tajuh. He directed her to the Mech, the only others who knew about Otohime's naming scheme were either part of the Dawn or dead (Coulange) and he worked with a group that crossed dimensions and would easily have the resources to do things like this. But of course, this brought into question why this was all happening...

As she thought this, Teri stuffed the envelope in her satchel as well, still puzzling over the strangeness that was her current life. She still had a funeral to attend to after all, so this conflict would have to rely upon mental conference with herself and her staff (and the Shadow, if need be.)

"Why would Tajuh help us like this? Sadei, you have any ideas?"
"Maybe he has a thing for you?"
"Wow, I heard of rebound, but that's ridiculous, even for you.
"Just hitting the most obvious cliche for stuff like this. After all, we're a Writer in a world we helped create. Might as well think of the obvious tropes when they rear their head."
"Still, striking that from the board. Back to our original query. Sadei? Please bring some sanity in this..."

Devon | Ton-Ton | Annie

Ton Ton shifted uncomfortably on Devon's shoulder as Annie tried to guilt trip them, but did his best to stand firm. After all, if what he did was so wrong, the Mistress' approval would have long faded away. Remembering this, he spoke up, "Well miss, it's not every day you meet someone who is able to turn into a skinless giant. That being said, admonishing your captors because they showed you mercy is kinda rude. After all, you busted on our home, stole something that wasn't yours, and, due to your poison, killed one our party members!

On top of that, you went on a rampage when, and I'm just guessing this part, you were probably going to just be asked why you did what you did, and possibly allowed to go. But you did that transformation thing, and we reacted accordingly by knocking you back to person size. You dug yourself deeper by taking the actions you did, so don't go blaming us because the consequences have lead you here. The blood of those civilians is on your reckless hands, and you need to hold yourself accountable instead of pinning the blame elsewhere."

After saying all this, Devon could tell immediately by the weight on his shoulder that Ton Ton was shaking; obviously outraged by Annie's attempt at moving the blame.

Mel | Angelus | Caim | Cadolbolg

Caim gave small nod, "This is true. Then again, I've never been bitten in half before. The other time Angelus and I cut it that close was during the Twisted Metal tournament, and we didn't have magic then...None the less, the sound of food sounds like a good one."

Angelus made a noise of approval, as much in the dark about the death of the most recent party member as Melethia was (then again, she never really knew S'zami in the first place), "I wouldn't mind that at all. It's rather nice we have chefs that have the capacity to affect my tastebuds at all. I'm always up for a challenge. One moment, little one, I need to take on my mortal coil again..."

After a moment to properly change Angelus back into a human form and getting her some clothes, the trio wandered back into the hangar, to which the dragon continued, "Shall we..?"

Cadolbolg, however, being as he was a pact partner to Ton Ton, was beginning to notice Ton Ton's unpleasant feelings in his mind, and turned towards Devon and Ton Ton, "Oh, the Giant person's awake now... Should we do something about it?"

Caim gently removed Cadolbolg from the top of his head, and put him on Angelus' shoulder, "I'll look into it. You three enjoy your lunch."

"....Something's wrong with friend Ton Ton though. I feel something ooky in his mind... I think he's mad? Can I come too?"

Caim gave a small shrug, "It's your decision, Cadolbolg. The same to you two, Melethia, Angelus. I'll be over there..."

Having to swallow what awkwardness happened earlier, Caim walked to Devon and Ton Ton's side (Cadolbolg returning to sit atop his head), and took a looksie at their new prisoner...

BlackHarte | A.I. Vermillion | Rugal

Vermilion's form flickered slightly, her face looking displeased at BlackHarte's implication, "When we knew of the Poison's presence, it was far too late for us to do anything about it. This deduction mainly being on Cleric Gravel not noticing it's presence when administering treatment for the wound earlier. If it were able to evade her notice without magical detection, then it was easily evaded by many of our sensors. Not to mention our sensors aren't coded for Khajit biology... None the less, I will do what I can to maintain User life.

In the same vein, BlackHarte, if you knew so readily about this poison, could you not have alerted someone who was able to aid? Us, who could have communicated to the Users, for example...?"

Rising Dawn: Morgue: Rugal, Teri

"...I can manage..." Rugal merely answered as he silently gave S'zami's body its rites, despite being covered in dust and sweat from the battle with Annie.
A few minutes later, he loaded the body into one of the morgue's coolers and locked it, clearly saddened by her passing.
"...That woman (Annie) secured?..." He finally asked
"Ummm...Yeah, I think Storm brought her to the Brig."
"...Good..." He answered, a subtle anger leaking into his voice as he left the room.
He then made his way over to the Brig as Devon was questioning the woman in question.

"Chained here like an animal. You all should of just killed me with the dignity I had. Maybe if you and the crew would have acted sooner... all those people would of saw another day." Annie said as the Former Master Criminal entered the room behind Devon and Ton Ton.
"Dignity?....Dignity!?...You believe that even after all this, you have some shred of Dignity left in that rotten shell of yours?!" He shouted as he shoved Devon aside and marched towards the former Titan, his 6'10" towering over her 5'1"[1].
"....Ohhhhh...believe me...Being chained up here? For Hours? Days? Weeks? Months? Years?..."
He knelled down and whispered into her ear for the last part.
"...That...Will be the least of your goddamn problems..." He warned before leaving the room to plan and prepare, as well as allowing Devon, Caim and the Cutie Bruisers to resume their questioning.
He then went to the storage bay to check to see what "Toys" he could find.

Rising Dawn: Hanger: Jenny, Cz, Slindis

Jenny was a little confused but none the less complied.
"...Sorry, just figured that was..."Ample Reason". I didn't mean to cause you discomfort..." She said to her friend, a bit saddened by her response.
She quickly cheered up though and said "Still, great work out there! Glad to have ya.".

Rising Dawn: Hanger: David West

After barely living though that entire attack, David did the sane thing and pressed his contact at UNIT for a quicker extraction of both Deadshot and Annie.
"-Richie, I got a Domestic Terrorist and the bastard daughter of Godzilla and the Hulk. HOW IS IT YOU CAN'T GET CLEARANCE!?" He shouted over to his English friend, Phoenix Richardson.
"Hey, I saw the footage, I believe you, Had the Prime Minister over to watch it. We just can't pass those morons in the US Sent-"
"Whoawhoawhoa, backpedal...The Senate is stopping you?..."
"Technically, one Senator. Steven Armstrong, Claims we're "Intruding in US Affairs". That and a load of UN Fear Mongering. We're doing what we can, but will the amount of money he's throwing around..."
"...Great...So sit on them?"
"Few days, Tops. Promise. Think your team can handle it West?"
"I think we don't have a choice...Fine, but you are fucking paying for all my drinks for a year!"
"...David...I always pay for the damn drin-"

Hanging up before he could receive a lecture, David sighed and went to his room, tired after living though the attack.

[1] 153cm. Yes, I looked it up >_>

bluerocker:
"Well miss, it's not every day you meet someone who is able to turn into a skinless giant. That being said, admonishing your captors because they showed you mercy is kinda rude. After all, you busted on our home, stole something that wasn't yours, and, due to your poison, killed one our party members!

On top of that, you went on a rampage when, and I'm just guessing this part, you were probably going to just be asked why you did what you did, and possibly allowed to go. But you did that transformation thing, and we reacted accordingly by knocking you back to person size. You dug yourself deeper by taking the actions you did, so don't go blaming us because the consequences have lead you here. The blood of those civilians is on your reckless hands, and you need to hold yourself accountable instead of pinning the blame elsewhere."

Diablo1099:
"Dignity?....Dignity!?...You believe that even after all this, you have some shred of Dignity left in that rotten shell of yours?!"

"....Ohhhhh...believe me...Being chained up here? For Hours? Days? Weeks? Months? Years?..."
"...That...Will be the least of your goddamn problems..."

Location - The Rising Dawn's Brig: Annie, Devon, Rugal, Caim, Cutie Bruisers, Angelus, Som, Spartan

To Annie, Ton Ton's rant did bother her in the least. Rather, it left her staring at the thing with the same cold face she gave to Devon beforehand. After Ton Ton had finished wrapping up it's statement, Annie closed her eyes and simply said,
"Who knows. I'm just a bad person then... but it's part of the norm. in people."

That was all said before Annie laid the back of her head up to the wall and looked up, bored. No one was exactly sure what she was getting at, but that little response wasn't going to amount for anything especially when Rugal gave her a piece of his mind, an intimidating one. After he left, she looked back at Caim, Devon, and Tom Tom.

"He wants to hurt me." Annie said, looking down without her face changing but now her eyes seemed a bit tiresome.
"I've placed my bets on escaping but lost. Now he's placing a bet as to when he'll break me." Even though her hair was neat and as the usual hair style she has it at... her bangs were a bit loose and hung over her eyes. It was a bit creepy how lightly she was taking this.

"I've killed so many.... They meant little to me... I remember spinning a Freedom Fighter around my fingers like a plaything."

Teri | That Damn Comic Sans Envelope | Sadei

If Teri was looking for any enlightenment from Sadei, it was clear that there wouldn't be much from her from her tonee when she responded. "I'm holding up well, but I'm just letting you two go ahead and get a feel for each other. After all, better to let you two come to a understanding so I can talk without smothering her, becaise I'm sure that isn't pleasant for her at all. I don't really know if he does have a thing for you since I only really see about 30 feet away from you, and I can't detect emotions at all unless I'm being held by someone. The letter, though? I don't have a clue where it came from."

Cz | Jenny | Slindis

She tried patting Jenny on the shoulder in symphathy. "I know you meant it in the best way, okay? It just didn't come across the best, but I'm sure it didn't come across too harslly.

Am I right, Siz? Jenny's one of the sweetest members of this ship, so it does come naturally to her. Think of her as the mother figure if that helps." Slindis embraced Jenny lightly to communicate the point that Jenny was highly respected by her before letting Siz get her two Copper in.

Som | Imps

After Som nearly finished his food, the imps went over to check on the man and were able to write a note down inquiring what he thought of the food.

Ella | Constance

Ella pondered Constance's statements as she casually checked the Kama from her wheel, greeting a few chittering imps that were passing by on the way. "Yeah, I almost think it was safer back home. Still, Devon and the others here know their way around fighting well enough to say they are better prepared than most of the alternative groups around here. If you need any help with the combat around here, I could show you some of the stuff me and Deovn worked on so you could get ideas for you and Som. How about it?" Her proposal certainly seemed off, but Ella thought some more teamwork could help her and that thickheaded bodyguard of Constance.

Mel | Angie |

"Yeah, they do make some awesome food. Sure, it's got a kick, but it's just how I like it! That Taco Salad stuff sounds really interestin', ya know. Want some of it?" Melethia's cheerful little chatting was certainly one way to get back down from the fighting that had happened all throughout the day, but it was merely a sign of how she'd learned to try and break down things so she could tackle the next thing with her utmost focus. Certainly a bit odd for her age, but not uncommon for people staying on the ship as a whole.

Devon | Ton-Ton | Annie | Rugal |Caim | Cadolbolg

Well, this should start going a lot easier with Caim in here to synergize with Rugal. I need to say somtthing about all of this, though, because this just isn't right... ugh. He watched impassively as the interrogation went on, but perhaps it was due to a queasiness that the Bard was now feeling in his gut all of a sudden. And where was this dizziness coming from? Something had to be going on with the blasted armor as well, because it was fitting really ill all of a sudden... Could it have been the Taco Salad Thursday coming back to haunt him?

"I'm really sorry, but I need to go. That lunch from earlier's taking he express route out, so I need to go..." He certainly didn't sound like he usually did, either, which certainly gave credence to his statement. With that, he set Ton-Ton down so he could quickly find the nearest restroom.

It could be some heart problems, too: his chest was certainly beginning to hurt a good amount as he ran. Before long he ran into Angelus and Melethia, but the two could see that something was off about the Bard. It was hard to tell exactly what it was, but the neck seemed to be a bit slimmer? In any case, he looked like he was about to vomit.

"Angie...do you know where a bathroom is...?" Although Melethia was hardly around enough to notice any real difference in Devon's Voice, Angelus could definitely hear it. Maybe not what it was, but it was nothing like when he was getting ready to cast spells.

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Location: Rising Dawn
Time: Night

Cz | Slindis | Jenny

Cz balked and turned away. "Life and Death situation constitutes 'ample reason.' " Cz put her hand on her forehead and brushed back her hair. Her forehead was hot, and she tried to swallow whatever surfacing emotion that had begun so stir within her heart.

She gave a curt nod to Slindis and Jenny, "You are a kind soul Jenny. You remind me of many people I once knew." Cz started to walk away, her footsteps deliberately loud and crisp against the airship floor, "But do not think for one moment I am on your side. I keep the peace, and should I ever find you upsetting the balance of the world, I will end you. I will end anyone who disrupts that balance. That is my prime directive."

Cz turned back and gave Jenny and Slindis a look from the corner of her eye, "I will be watching. Always."

BlackHarte | A.I. Vermillion

Blackharte stared at Vermillion for a long time and spoke nothing. A.I. Vermillion looked at him funny, almost disapprovingly. In the end the technomorph made his answer, "There is a reason I did not notify anyone of the Khajit's death."

He paused and Vermillion shot him a disapproving look. BlackHarte "smiled," or he would have if he had a mouth to smile with. But a smile that was unsettling. In the same way that a wild animal bares its teeth, yet does not smile, BlackHarte was doing the same.

"The answer is simple, I wanted her to die."

bluecrimson:
"I could show you some of the stuff me and Deovn worked on so you could get ideas for you and Som. How about it?"

The offer of assistance in combat training, the first that she had ever received from anyone, excited the short Vampire and caused he to smile brightly and enthusiastically and the offer would have been accepted wholehearted were it not for the events that unfolded moments later. It started with the beads of sweat that started running down Constance's face, tinged red from the blood in her body. The sensation was familiar and the Faux Cat Girl knew what was coming next.

Before she disappeared, Constance spoke rapidly as to not seem dismissive of the offer.

"I-Ireallydon'tknowhowtothankyouenoughbutIthinkthatwe'regoingtohavetopostponeitforamoment." The Raven Haired Vampirette rapid fired her words before she disappeared.

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