"You read the book quickly. Found it funny is all." She shrugged and smiled.
"Ah, here!" Candace hekd the number out for Dala to see.
"I can scan the contents and read them later. I do get spoiled a lot however..." Lambda admitted.
"COVER" Dalahar roared as a metal cylinder landed 25 metres from his position.
"Oh shit. I don't have my power suit!" Sarah called out as she hid behind Dalahar.
"Nice. Let me take a look at it, I should be able to travel to the world where it's from."
"Of course." Candace held out the number for Dala to see.
Lambda, floating above the ground, was not affected by the shaking ground. However she did still notice it, looking to where it came from. Brigette was thrown to the ground by it, looking surprised and annoyed.
"That should work. Remember the number, I'm going to need to burn the ink." Dala stated.
Candace looked at the number, staring at it intently for a while, then nodded.
The cylinder itself is a dull grey container. Big enough to carry a person. It's design is rather standard and there are no identifying features. After a few seconds a seam appears lengthways in the cylinder. The freezing air inside expelling mist as a single black gloved hand appears to grip the seam, then anothe and the seam is slowly pulled open with the sound of creaking metal. There is silence aside from the hissing of escaping gasses as the hands withdraw inside the mist. After several moments the hands re emerge as a humanoid figure covered from head to toe in a black over suit emerges slowly from the cylinder. It's head covered by a faceless black mask.
Lambda, heading outside, scanned the tube and the person emerging from it.
After Candace was done, Dala breathed out a tiny flame, which did nothing more than burn the ink, but not the paper. It went further however, spreading out next to Candace, and turning into a portal.
It would be a random position on Raina's world, but the possibility that it was in a place where there had been a portal previously, was much higher than another.
"Oh shit." Sarah said, and kept ducking.
Candace poked her head through the newly created portal, seeing if it was safe.
If Dala and Candace could see through the portal, they would have before them a golden sandy beach, situated next to sparkling blue water, and with clear skies overhead. Candace would recommend this as being the place Rinia had gone to when she left the bounty store.
Zev stared at the figure, then began sniffing at it to smell if it had blood and normal human circulatory systems.
The slender black figure flexes its hands and tilts its head quizzically. It has a functional and normal circulatory system with a few tweaks here and there. It had blood, again this was ordinary. After a few seconds the body suit and helmet it wore lit up suddenly, as symmetrical and angular lines and channels that ran over the suit began to glow blue.
"Hit the deck!" Cybil called to her companions before the object struck earth, giving them all time enough to duck and avoid possible shrapnel.
After the dust settled, the trio stood back up to investigate what had happened. Cybil was the first to respond, taking hold of her scabbard in her left hand. "I've got a bad feeling about this." She started slowly stepping forwards, glancing back over her shoulder for a moment to say, "Sylvia, get ready to get the Doctor and anyone else who can't fight out of here."
Sylvia nodded and began backing away from the scene, not looking away and keeping Nova behind her.
"Can you please tell us who you are!?" She shouted, shakily.
"This is the place." Candace said, stepping into the beach confidently.
Lambda eyed the being warily, drawing her armour close. Brigette hid back in the store, really resenting her lack of any gear.
The black figure doesn't respond. Instead beginning to walk towards whoever was nearest it.
Dalahar began to move towards it too, trying to keep Sarah behind him knowing that the trio had their eyes on the other non combatants.
Lambda went alongside Dalahar, tagging along behind him cautiously.
Sarah followed slowly, to keep herself out of harm's way.
Dala followed Candace through the portal, then closed it behind her. "Seems like a nice place." she stated.
Shana followed as well, keeping her ears perked up.
Cast Away breaks into a sprint as it nears Dalahar who stops moving and motions to the others being him. "Get back! I'll take it on" with that he opened into a sprint towards Cast Away. His heavy steps thundering through the ground
Lambda hopped back as Dalahar called, and deciding that combat necessity trumped modesty right now, threw off her dress and let her armour form around her. Once armoured up she hung back, waiting for an opening.
"I used to have a place like this. I loved it, though not in the summer..."
Sarah oriented herself, then quickly took the way back to the hotel.
"Because of your skin?"
"How did you guess?" Candace asked wryly.
Dalahar and Cast Away clash with a mighty impact as Dalahar shoulder barges into the dark attacker. Cast Away braces itself and recieves the charge, being forced back many metres against the overwhelming strength of the space marine. Dalahar however is worried that a human sized opponent didn't explode when he impacted them let alone hold against his momentum and mass. Dalahar raised his left arm to punch the foe straight in its face. Displaying agility that Dalahar had only seen in Eldar, Cast Away bent its head out of the way before swirling its way away from Dalahar's blow before attacking with its own kicks and punches. Dalabars armour holds but the impacts create mighty crashes against his power armour.
Shana stood with Lambda.
"I'm afraid the energy of the fight here is too much to engage with."
"I've met a few albinos, before."
"It is rather nice at night. Just the moon, the waves, and what I bring with me..." Candace reminisced.
"Not for me." Lambda said, then floated forward. "Dalahar, stand back!" she shouted, preparing an energy blade.
Now on the other side of the portal, Dala and Candace would be able to see a settlement just a little further inland. It consisted mainly of stone homes, with roofs covered in solar panels that glimmered slightly in the sunlight.
Zevrisya approached the thing as well, moving her eyepatch to cover eye and letting her eye-tongue out.
Sylvia escorted Nova and anyone else retreating from the fight back to the hotel. "Alright, this should be safe. I'm gonna go back them up." She pulled off her dress and tossed it to Nova. She traced a line up her arm from her bangle, and a grey mist quickly surrounded her body. A moment later, her armor materialized around her.
"Stay safe." She took back off the way she came.
Cybil stood by, observing the fight and making mental notes of how Cast Away moved and attacked. "You need help there big guy? I could probably take him."
Brigette, been taken to the hotel by Nova, ran inside to find Reinhardt.
Dalahar stomps the ground after a blow. Shaking the earth and forcing Cast Away to rebalance itself. He leaps backwards a few feet. "Hit it now" he bellows.
Lambda cast her hand forward, a small hail of energy daggers flying towards Cast Away.
Cybil took one running step towards Cast Away, then rapidly accelerated to the point of becoming in indistinct blur. In a moment, she was on Cast Away, coming back into focus, then drawing her sword and swinging for it's mid-section in a single fluid motion. The cutting edge of the blade glowed yellow, and would harmlessly pass through Cast Away's body if it made contact, leaving only magical energy that would attempt to paralyze the target by rending it's limbs unresponsive.
Regardless of whether her attack connected, she continued running on her path past Cast Away, so as to not interfere with any other attacks directed at it.