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New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 10:32am

The New Mutants are sitting around the Wreck Room. Stryker suddenly hears Roxie's voice in his head. <See New Mutants Unlimited 22. Nice timing lasthero. And for background, New Mutants Unlimited 16 and NMU 17 »


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 10:34am

[Actually, that bit in #22 is part of something that me and Havok started on over the weekend, but didn't have time to finish because of…well, Thanksgiving. We can just call this a seperate event, though.]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 10:35am

«OH! I just thought it was the lead-in….you have AIM or something so we can talk?»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 10:36am

«BTW, action isn't going to start for a while. Catching up on a few things at work and other things (including reading the posts I missed, and collating all the Hellions I've gotten now, and writing a review of last night's Boston Legal for TV.com)>


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 10:37am

[Yeah, I'm on AIM.]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 10:38am

«I see 22 as sort of a "what Gerald was doing during 108" kind of thing…lasty and I promise to have it resolved soon. »


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 27, 2006, 10:52am

«Hm. Probably should have specified when I mentioned that I'd be back to participating this week that I would be back to normal participation levels for me At least for the first couple of days - tommorrow is my last day of classes. Or at least the last day of classes that I'll be attending . Nadia is around but unfortunately wont be doing much till I show up later.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Protoman on Nov 27, 2006, 10:57am

«Yeah…back to school this week. So back to normal participation for me too.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 11:05am

I can feel it. I can feel her.

There's this vague feeling in Gerald's mind, this connection over the Astral Plane, leading to that other personality. It's weak, I barely even notice it, but it definitely wasn't there a moment ago. It's almost like she just opened it up, like she's calling out, taunting… "Gerald, do you feel that?"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 11:11am

"Yes."

I don't know what it means, precisely. I thought the place we were was pretty well defended. Anyway, she saw how the home turf advantage worked in her favor, and I can make sure she definitely knows the home crowd here is a little louder.

"I'm thinking of opening a line. If you're not up to this, I need you to tell me."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 11:19am

"I'm not really sure she wants to talk." Not that I'd want to, anyway. Not with the things she said. "It kind of feels like she's calling out, like it's a beacon or something."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 11:27am

In that case, this is definitely a trap. Of course, I don't have much time to worry about whether it is or isn't…Roxanne's going to die with me if I don't get her back to her body soon.

"I think, then, it's clear what we need to do."

The screen begins to show the real world, through my physical perceptions.

"The team is going to need to address this. I'm going to need to address this. You can watch, and you can talk to me through the communicator, but I might not really be able to talk back. Time's a wastin', though, and I think I need to leave for right now."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 11:33am

"All right." I nod and take a seat in front of the screen, ready to watch and wishing I could do more. "Tell everyone I miss them…"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 11:44am

I ruffle Roxanne's hair a little before I leave. "We'll get this fixed, trust me. We'll have you back to normal in no time."

As I go back to the real world, I think to myself, "I wish I believed that."

The Real World: Graymalkin Lane

The first person I need to talk to is Cannonball. That is, if I were going by official channels. However, I've seen how this works, and I can't resist. I send out a Xavier-style telepathic call to all the New Mutants to meet at the Wreck Room, where I'll fill them vaguely in on things.

1) Evil Roxy, and the fact that she's trying to contact me.
2) Real Roxy, and letting people know she misses them.
3) There's probably a trap here, but it's a trap we need to walk into if we want to save Roxanne.

«It should also be noted that Gerald's Legacy Virus is getting worse, and he's obviously ill these days.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 11:55am

"Walking into traps is what we do best," Wreck says, shaking his head and stuffing a paperback copy of Dante's Inferno into his pocket.

"…..besides, this place is depressing without Coconuthead."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Curt "Reflex" Camden on Nov 27, 2006, 11:56am

«I imagine I'm still recovering from surgery so I'll probably be out of this mish?>


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 12:04pm

«I would say, Yes, Reflex is recovering from surgery, and it is not advisable for him to be going on missions. BUT, I will also say that this is about saving a teammate, and things are about to get very, very dire.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 12:06pm

«Remember at the end of the first arc of Adjectiveless X-Men, Cyclops had a broken arm and some other people had other medical issues, yet they were all perfectly fine by the time the next issue rolled around, despite the fact it was only a few days later? Injuries only stick in comics when there's a plot reason to write the character out for a while. No plot reason here.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Curt "Reflex" Camden on Nov 27, 2006, 12:07pm

«Well he never really cared for horny girl anyway….»

«I keed, I keed»

Curt wakes up out his sleep. "Huh? What?" still sore from his surgery.

«I just realized he should still be recovering from his gunshot wound in NMU #11 »


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 12:13pm

Sam listens to Stryker's story. After a long pause, he says, "Gerald, do you think you can find her?"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 12:19pm

"Yeah, I think so, but like I said…the chances of it being a trap are somewhere around 2000%."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 12:21pm

"As opposed to our chances if we stay here doing nothing?"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 12:24pm

Sam thinks about it some more, "I think we should go. But, we'll bring backup." Sam seems very cautious. In Gerald's heightened state, he can see images of Current flashing through Sam's mind."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 12:28pm

"Well, I have some opinions on the matter that may or may not change the way we look at it, but back-up is definitely a good thing. Basically, this alter-Roxanne is pretty self-centered and egotistic, and I think she actually believes I'm going to solo my way to her. Or that's what I think she thinks, since it's more or less what I did the first time. Well, more or less. It's not like the Astral Plane is Lex's best environment."

I see the punchline waiting to happen, but I'll leave it for someone else.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 12:30pm

«so, who is ready for the other shoe to drop?»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 12:32pm

[Other shoe?]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 12:35pm

«it's a common expression. It means "waiting for some expected occurrance." Typically, in comics (and definitely in this RPG), a team's plan gets disrupted by something happening to throw their plan out whack…that is about to happen big time. But, I think you know that »


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 12:36pm

[Oh, right, that! I'm writing it as we speak. Give me five minutes, ten tops, and the festivities'll start proper-like.]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 12:37pm

«::chuckle:: All right! »


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Pester/Freaktada on Nov 27, 2006, 12:41pm

Pester quietly sits down and takes up valuable space.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 1:04pm

[Sorry about the redo, had to make an adjustment.]

“You are prepared?”

“Yeah, I’m good to go. You’re sure this’ll do what you say it does?”

“Without question. Begin.”

At first, there’s only darkness. I sit on this cold throne, this helmet weighing down on my head, these wires and machinery humming beneath me. It’s pulsing, synching up with my heartbeat, matching my own life and my own breath. In and out, in and out.

North America, Canada, Mexico, England, Africa. all of Europe, all of Asia, Atlantis, the Savage Land, the entire planet spans out before me in a brilliant holographic display, a massive globe, illuminating the room with me at the center. It all hits me like a wave; the power, the control, the scope, the measure of it all…incredible. The magma rushes through the Earth like the blood rushing through my veins, the mountains spikes like the goosebumps on my skin, and I can barely keep my breath as it all sinks in. “Please tell me you’re ready to start this.”

“In a moment.”

***

Every ear on the planet hears it and every head turns to the sky as a mighty voice sweeps over the world. The word changes from country to country; different languages for different people. All understand. All know.

“I am Apocalypse. Be warned, all who hear these words-the day of the fit and the strong has arrived. Your world has been judged and found wanting, your lives assessed and found pathetic. As such, a new world must be formed, but such is the nature of creation that destruction must precede. On this day, in this hour, your world will be washed and a new one will be formed. Your civilizations will crumble, your lives extinguished, your very existence reduced to the annals of history. Such is your fate; such is my will. I give you this last moment so that you may pray to whatever gods you worship. Do so now.”

The voice waits, disappears for a minute, leaves the world back to its silence. Then it returns. “Your moment has passed. Prepare yourselves.”


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 1:07pm

With that, the monitors and alarms around the mansion are practically blaring. Xavier sends the following two messages, "All X-Men to the Blackbird, immediately! Everyone else, get down to the lower levels!"

The New Mutants are looking around in bewilderment. The mansion begins to upheave violently, as if the earth is being torn asunder from beneath them. Sam is screaming at everyone to get moving!


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 1:12pm

The New Mutants have gathered in the secured lower levels of the mansion. The tremors can still be felt, but much weaker. The New Mutants (and assorted other non-X-Men mansion residents like Emma Frost, the Guthries, and Jubilee) are gathered around monitors which are showing flashes from all over the world.

Captain America is on one screen telling people to get to safe locations. In the background, the Avengers are being overwhelmed by people panicking in the streets as buildings are collapsing into rubble. A river of lava is making its way down the middle of the street. Crystal seems to be holding it back some, but she is struggling.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 1:15pm

A loud crash is heard from above. It seems like the mansion has collapsed on itself. Jubes looks at Wreck, and actually manages a smile as she says, "There goes the mansion…and it wasn't even you guys this time."

On the monitor, Alpha Flight can be see doing their best to stop nasty tornados that are threatening to rip apart Toronto.

Cut back to New York, the Fantastic Four and X-Men have joined the Avengers in their efforts, but things are getting worse by the minute.

Cut to Washington DC, X-Factor is standing in the middle of the National Mall, trying to lead people to safety as giant sinkholes appear in the ground swallowing up dozens of people.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 1:17pm

Steadily puffing on a cigarette, Wreck looks on.

"……I take it none of this is within the usual scope of Apocalypse's power."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 1:19pm

But it's not just North America…

Sunfire can be seen in the middle of Tokyo blasting tsunamis that are threatening to crash down and overwhelm the city. Sunfire is losing this battle, badly.

In Los Angeles, a group of criminals who call themselves the Pride are gathering up mystical energy to transport themselves to safety. The Avengers West Coast are on the scene trying to stop them, as their efforts seem to just be making the distruction worse. The connection to California turns off abruptly.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 1:19pm

"The time for standing around is over. I know what's causing this, and I know where we need to go. It's the evil version of Roxanne, and apparently Apocalypse is helping her out. That means this isn't going to be easy, but is anything worth doing easy? Come on guys, we need to go…not just for Roxanne, but for the whole world."

"I mean, we'll probably get pasted, but I'd rather get pasted trying to do something than get pasted sitting in the basement."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 1:20pm

Sam shakes his head, "Apocalypse is powerful…but no where near this level. I haven't ever seen anything like this." Paige's eyes are full of tears and she turns from the TV, burying her face in Sam's shoulder.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Protoman on Nov 27, 2006, 1:24pm

"We need to act. If this is effecting the Earth itself it has to be Roxanne's powers. I could see her doing this if something made her more powerful." Lex says, his voice full of worry. "We have to help Roxanne."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 1:25pm

"Ayup," Wreck sighs. "It would seem our best bet at stopping this mess is to stop Apocalypse. Wherever the hell he is, before the world goes kablooey."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 1:25pm

Sam looks at Lex solemnly, "If we can help Roxie, we will. But, this is way beyond saving her life now."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Last Hero on Nov 27, 2006, 1:26pm

"Apocalypse…" Never would've imagined it. Never.

It's all happening so fast and hard; just like Apocalypse to come out of left field like this. Thinking about what it might mean, what he will do, what it could come down to… "Gerald, where are they?"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 1:27pm

«Stryker's contact with Roxie says that she is in some remote area of the Poconos»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Protoman on Nov 27, 2006, 1:27pm

"I can't believe you said that. Are you really going to let another member of this team die? Have you forgotten what happened to Current? I don't care what happens to me, but I can't let the people I care about get hurt." Lex looks at Jubilee as he says the last part.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 1:28pm

"Well, it's more of a 'hot/cold' thing than an exact location. I can get us there, but I can't really tell you where 'there' is yet, to be honest. Still, better than nothing, right?"

"I guess it's somewhere out in the mountains. If we could head that way, I could nail it down better."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 1:28pm

"Please don't make me vomit when the world is about to end."

Wreck manages a smile.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Curt "Reflex" Camden on Nov 27, 2006, 1:30pm

«Who's calamity?»

"Well let's come up with a plan because it's going to get better before it gets worse!"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 1:32pm

«Calamity is evil older Roxie»

Sam looks at Lex, his eyes sad, "We will do everything we can. That doesn't mean it will be enough. We all know that."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Last Hero on Nov 27, 2006, 1:34pm

[I am.]

"There's no time for a plan." I start making my way to the stairs, figuring I'll do a quick prep on the jet and get ready for takeoff. "We go there, we break in, we drag Roxanne out and we stay alive in the process. About the best we got."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 27, 2006, 1:35pm

«When do you need the hellion by?»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 1:35pm

"It's as good a plan as any. Let's do it. From the looks of things, the longer we delay, the worse things are going to get."

Wreck tosses his cigarette away and runs off towards the jet as well.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Protoman on Nov 27, 2006, 1:38pm

"I'm sorry Sam….I just….." Lex has tears in his eyes. He follows Wreck towards the jet, but stops. He looks towards Jubilee.

"Listen…if something happens to me…just know…I do care about you…." Lex turns around and walks the rest of the way to the jet.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 1:38pm

«Hmmm…Hellions will probably be showing up for the first time very soon. I'd say I have to have it by the end of the week at the latest. Though, it is possible the Hellions will be doing some further recruiting down the road »


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Protoman on Nov 27, 2006, 1:40pm

«Gotta go, off to my next class. I'll be back around 3 EST.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 1:42pm

«OF COURSE Stryker is heading for the jet.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 1:43pm

The Blackbird takes off. As the New Mutants pass over the city on the way towards Pennsylvania, they are shocked to see that it looks like New York City is completely on fire. Xavier telepathically sends a message, "Sam? Rogue? Where are you going?"

Sam sends back, "We've found Madrock. We think she's the key to all of this."

Xavier sends back, "We are overwhelmed here, we have no one available to provide you backup. Apocalypse…"

Sam sends back, "We know, sir. We all know what we face. But, we have no choice."

Xavier sends back softly, "We rarely do." Stronger, more confident, "Stay alive, all of you. Anyone who does not make it back to the mansion will be serving detention."

As always, you can just add your NM in later on, so don't worry about missing the beginning of this mission.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 1:47pm

"Chrome dome is making jokes. The world really is ending."

Wreck sighs.

"And I forgot to get my Bruce Campbell autograph before we left. Remind me to kick Apocalypse in the shin."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Pester/Freaktada on Nov 27, 2006, 1:49pm

Pester's still the official new guy, he's never actually been on a team before; at least not a team that did anything meaningful. His old wrestling team never fought supermutants or anything remotely like that. Not that anybody could easily tell, but he was terrified by what was on the screens and out the windows. He tried not to think about the screaming he heard over the Television, and by default tried not to broadcast that to everyone on the plane.

«By the way, I'm gonna be in and out of classes for the next couple of hours, for clarity.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 27, 2006, 1:53pm

“If it comes to it… if we have to take her down… can we go to that length? Are any of us willing to?” Sephula asked, very worried. “I mean, if there’s any chance of saving her, we will, right? We won’t- won’t- you know?”

Sephula looked back down to the floor, hoping they were all willing to go the distance to save her, and wondering what distance they would go to to save any of the other New Mutants.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 1:55pm

"Leave saving her to me. I just need you guys to put her down long enough to make it happen."

I believe I can do this. I really think so. If not…

No, I don't want to think about that.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 1:56pm

"I think we've had enough of noble sacrifices. Let's get everyone back from this in one piece, if we're at all able."

He smiles again, but it seems more sad than anything.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 2:00pm

"It's not about noble sacrifice. It's about the fact that I am, literally, the only person who can save Roxanne right now. I'm sort of her custodian, if you catch my meaning."

I have no idea how to explain this.

"That is, the Roxanne that we know and love has been exiled from her body, and I'm keeping her in a safe place until we're able to return her to where she needs to be. I have no intention of throwing my life away because if I do, I throw hers away with it."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 2:03pm

"…..I didn't mean you."

Wreck glances out the window of the plane, to the rapidly developing warzone beneath them.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 2:09pm

"So you really don't care if I die. Good to know."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 27, 2006, 2:11pm

"Who did you mean?"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 2:14pm

Sam looks back, "I want all of us to come back alive. And that includes Roxie, if at all possible. But, look around. You see what we're dealing with here. If this is what is being done to the entire planet…" Sam trails off.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 27, 2006, 2:17pm

Sephula turned away from the window, not wishing to see what Roxie had managed to do, or to think about what Cannonball had implied.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 2:20pm

"That is what I meant as well. Just…..not."

He shakes his head again.

"What I'm saying is, I DON'T particularly want to watch us end up in a position where it's 'kill Roxie to save the world' or anything of the sort."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 27, 2006, 2:24pm

Marisol stared at the back of the seat in front of her intensely. It wasn't as if the possibility of killing Roxanne hadn't crossed her mind a thousand times already.

As terrible as it seemed, there was a little part of her that seemed to think she could do it.

Oh. She really hoped Gerald hadn't picked up that thought.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Curt "Reflex" Camden on Nov 27, 2006, 2:27pm

Curt was quiet as usual..but this time his mind was wandering off.

"What if what Sinister said was true? If Apocalypse is after me…then I could be doing exactly what he wants. And if he's somehow taken control of Roxie..how do I know he won't take control of me? I want to talk to someone about it…but don't know if I can."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 2:27pm

Wreck throws a glance to Marisol, reading her expression.

"I've found it's actually better to get these things out in the open, rather than have them come up at the last minute. Doing that usually makes things far worse."

And he turns back to the window.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 2:38pm

«All right, grabbing a quick lunch.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 2:41pm

[Figured I'd get the ball rolling; tell me if there's any objections.]

This whole is crumbling. It’s beautiful.

It feels just like Apocalypse said it would; I’m a part of something now, meshed into the place I was born for. It feels right, somehow. This is what I am. This is what I do. This is my reason to exist.

“They come.” Apocalypse’s voice echoes through the chamber, drawing my attention away from the planet. I stop moving mountains, I stop destroying cities, I stop creating earthquakes. This is the real moment I’ve been waiting for. “These fools would threaten your life, question your right to be. Will you let that stand?”

“No, I won’t.” I take off the helmet and lay it to the side; even without my concentration, it’s not like the disasters I started up will just cut off. The chains already started; I’ll be needed to keep it going, but I figure it can wait for about an hour. And an hour is more time than I need.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Last Hero on Nov 27, 2006, 2:42pm

“Head up, y’all.” The ship’s starting to pick up some transmission interference, blocking the area off from contact, and it’s pretty damned obvious who’s behind it. “Think we’re closing in.”

The jet flies over a patch of land, one that’s noticeably undisturbed by the recent upheaval, on purpose from the looks like it; there’s a wave of intense destruction on the ground, then…peace. They don’t see it at first, but the jet’s sensors pick up the outline for them; Apocalypse’s ship rests on the ground, a veil of trees surrounding it. As the camera zooms, it locks onto a lone figure standing out in the ship’s front: Roxanne. Older, bigger, looking straight up at them.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 2:52pm

Silently, Wreck stares at the camera.

Then he raises a hand. He waves.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 27, 2006, 2:53pm

«Question here: what's to stop Gerald from simply telepathy-ing us to victory? Does Calamity have some sort of special protection or something?»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 2:54pm

«It's been established in the Stryker/Madrock scenes from a few missions ago and the fanfic that Apocalypse is magnifying Calamity's ability to be psychically defended. Stryker's awesome, but he's not "overcome Celestial tech" awesome. At least not until Calamity gets beat up a little.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Last Hero on Nov 27, 2006, 2:56pm

[I thought about it, and the way I figure, it's similar to the resistance Hulk has to telepathy. Basically, all the different personalities gives her a resistance to mental attack. So while it's not impossible to take her out through that method, Gerald needs some time, and keeping Calamity distracted stops her from creating more dummy personalities and complicating his job.

Little Add: Or what Gerald said. Either way, it basically boils down to the same tactic.]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Curt "Reflex" Camden on Nov 27, 2006, 3:01pm

«I should totally tap into the Speed Force and pwn her….»

«Sorry, but I re-read JLA/Avengers #1 and 2 this weekend…»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 27, 2006, 3:03pm

«And another question… Better get this out of the way right now: Could Roxanne super-vibrate rocks to heat them if she wanted to? Yes or no? And would she?»

Marisol stared at figure of Roxanne for a few moments, before she turned and looked at her team-mates. For some reason, she felt especially self-conscious at the moment. They all seemed to have tensed up, except for that whacky Wreck, of course. They showed various degrees of nervousness and certainty… like her, she supposed.

She couldn't let herself act mindlessly here. She had to be prepared. She had to think.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 3:05pm

[Hm…super-vibrate rocks…never occured to me, but that doesn't sound like a half-bad idea. I don't think I'll put that in normal Roxanne's usual repetoire, but I might break it out for this fight.]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 27, 2006, 3:06pm

«…Damn.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Curt "Reflex" Camden on Nov 27, 2006, 3:09pm

«Nice going Marisol! »

«Also, is it just me…or do you all see on the home page that the "last post this topic" was by Apath at 1:17 EST?!?!?!?»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Last Hero on Nov 27, 2006, 3:10pm

[Thanks! :-P]

And she waves back, too. Only she uses a much bigger hand.

Before I've even got a chance to swerve, a big chunk of land morphs into a massive arms and shooting our way, striking right in the jet's side and clipping our wings. I go into an emergency roll, try to keep us up upright, but we still crash hard into the forest.

The jet's barely even came to a stop before I'm out of the seatbelt, looking around. "Everyone all right?" We won't be if we don't get out of here and stop being a sitting target…


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 3:13pm

Prying himself up off of the floor, Wreck dusts himself off.

"…..okay. Let's go have a nice conversation with crazy Roxie before she kills us all."

He makes his way towards the ramp of the plane.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 3:15pm

stand on a chunk of rock, floating above the wreckage, looking down on them as the smoke clears. Not satisfied. “I know you’re still alive in there.”

Spikes start shooting up from the ground, ripping into the ship, taking it apart piece by piece.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 3:17pm

Damn, mean Roxy is…well…mean. I'm heading out of the ship in a non-obvious direction, hopefully through the windshield, and using minor telepathy to keep myself sort of off Roxy's radar.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 3:19pm

Glancing up through a freshly torn hole in the roof, Wreck stares.

Then he points a finger at the boulder Roxie is standing on, intending to disintegrate it.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 3:25pm

The boulder I’m standing out starts to crumble against my will, and I feel a familiar sting in my head; it’s Wreck again. Didn’t know his powers worked at a distance. Doesn’t matter.

I just rip out another piece of earth and jump on it, floating down. “Maybe you idiots don’t get it.” The ground underneath the jet starts to rise, trying to tip it over and shake them out if I have to. “I’m not some stupid little girl you can beat with a coconut, understand? Clear enough for you?”


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Pester/Freaktada on Nov 27, 2006, 3:27pm

Pester looks around for something to do. He remembers something the Professor said to him his very first day in the mansion. The topic was Pester's lack of any real, substantial power amongst a group of near gods and goddesses. Xavier told him something along the lines of "Power doesn't make a hero, a hero makes use of the power he's given." «I can't think of a better way to make it all Xaviery»

Pester sucks up what fear he can, gets up off the floor, and follows his teammates out of the jet.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 3:30pm

"I think you've grown an inferiority complex."

Wreck sprints for the closed door to the ramp, forming an entropy field and charging through it in an explosion of debris.

He then looks up.

"Coconuthead!"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Pester/Freaktada on Nov 27, 2006, 3:31pm

Pester takes this opportunity to make his teammates hear inspiring Lord of the Rings music.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dhaara "Naga" Falodiya on Nov 27, 2006, 3:33pm

Nevermore has been silent up to this point, and leaves the talking to everybody else. He doesn't know Roxie. He tries to follow her glance, study how she movesit'll make it easier to use his power on her if the need should ariseshe doesn't know his powers, at least not to his knowledge, so he holds himself back as a reserve. He follows the team quietly, not wanting to draw attention to himself—he's decided he's going to wait until things go sour to act.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 3:37pm

Golems and rock figures of all shapes and sizes start popping up around the New Mutants. Roxie laughes, "You know…It's nice to have some real earth to work with…"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 27, 2006, 3:38pm

The complete annihilation of the jet didn't bother Marisol much. She was busy.

IF Roxanne had no additional defenses, then she - Marisol - could take her if she got to her. She could deal with her in any number of ways, but they all assumed she was up close and personal. That was her big challenge for this fight.

If Roxanne wasn't flying right now, she'd grudgingly ask Relex to take her to their "opponent", but she wasn't. And Marisol wasn't by far good enough with wings to properly fly there. She could jump, and there was probably nothing Roxanne could do to hurt them… but she could keep blocking her with, say, huge boulders. Nothing was guaranteed… Heck, Marisol couldn't even properly move on the ground, as her every step could be sensed by Roxanne…

She had the unfortunate idea that she she should do something psychological. Morph herself into someone that could mess her up… but she couldn't. Not only had she now idea who that someone would be, it also didn't seem like Roxanne was very reasonable at the moment. No revelations she could manage would shake her…

Although she felt bad about revealing herself, she flowed out of the jet's remains and upwards to the fresh elevations at and around the crash area.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 3:38pm

I'm really going to enjoy stuffing Wreck's stupid jokes back down his throat.

"It's Calamity, now." The ground opens up beneath Wreck, a nice, deep, dark hole for him to fall into, going about as far down as I can muster. In he goes, and Rogue follows after him. Should take care of one headache for a while. "Next?"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 3:40pm

[And I've got to go pick up my little brother, unfortunately. >_< It's getting fun, too…Blackmore can you control her while I'm gone? I won't be too long.]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 27, 2006, 3:40pm

Trying to get out of "Calamity's" field of vision best she could, Marisol tried to reach out her arms to take a hold of her, or at the very least the chunk of earth she was floating on.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dhaara "Naga" Falodiya on Nov 27, 2006, 3:43pm

Golems don't have eyes. That makes Nevermore a liability in this fight. <i>Stupid mental powers…</i> He decided to wager that Calamity had to at least partially concentrate to keep her constructs animated, so he decided the time to hit her now. He tried to modulate the right fear response appropriately—hopefully he'd gotten enough control of his powers to do that now. Hopefully Marisol would be holding her still easily enough for Nevermore to glare up at her and hit her with something shocking, more of something to take her by surprise than to cause her to run away or lash out, targeting her visual and aural receptors.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 3:45pm

Calamity isn't even looking at Marisol, but a solid prison of rock walls forms around her, several feet thick. Several Golems close next to Calamity keeping the rest of the New Mutants away from her, "Oh come on!! You guys aren't even making this fun!!"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 27, 2006, 3:46pm

Feeling rather useless, Sephula stayed back and tried to drain Calamity of energy.
All of a sudden his head felt like it was splitting, and he thought it was about to explode from the pain he felt.
Apocalypse must not be allowed a victory! He and his ilk must be brought down and crushed!

Fighting through the pain and the voices, Apath continued with his tactic.
"We're taking you back with us!"

«I too feel a bit useless. I also have to go for a while, so blackmore, if you would do me the honour of controlling him, I'll be off and back soon.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 3:47pm

Falling, falling. As he falls, Wreck thinks to himself that he got suckered. Really should have stayed in the plane.

Then he sees Rogue in the distance.

"Get me out of this pit!", he shouts. "I have an idea…..I think."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 27, 2006, 3:48pm

«So what REALLY happed right now? Which course of action is the true one? I don't know what to believe anymore!»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 3:48pm

Nevermore manages to catch Roxie's eyes. Like he said, Roxie had never met him so did not know to not look at him. The ground begins to break into more chasms as Roxie is freaked out by Nevermore's attack. Nevermore finds the ground beneath him vanish and he drops about fifteen feet. He manages to grab onto a lower ledge. He looks down and doesn't see a bottom.

The ground is vibrating more and more, but the Golems and rock formations seem to be freezing up while Roxie is clutching her head screaming.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 27, 2006, 3:53pm

Whilst continuing to try and drain Roxie of energy, Sephula also began to try and slow and disrupt signals to and from the neurones in her head, to slow down her active thought and slow or stop her actions and attacks.

«Okay, now I am off.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 3:53pm

Hmmmm….that looks like an opening, but if I waste it, we'll be SOL. Hmmmmm….

Yeah, no guts no glory. I follow Nevermore's attack with a hardcore mental bolt. I want to make this personality into a vegetable, that's the only way to restore the real Roxy. I just hope I have enough juice to do it…and enough juice to insert the real Roxy afterwards.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Protoman on Nov 27, 2006, 3:55pm

Lex begins focusing on heating up the hordes of Golems, hopefully making them brittle like before.

"Guys, hit the Golems now! Hit 'em hard!"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dhaara "Naga" Falodiya on Nov 27, 2006, 3:55pm

Nevermore is frozen in fear, looking down beneath him and seeing a dark abyss. He clutches the ledge tighter, but can't seem to haul himself up, taking all his grip just to hold on for dear life. In his terror, he can't even cry out for help.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 3:56pm

Nevermore's attack left Roxie's mind a bit of a mess. Stryker feels like the psychic equivalent of static with high piercing screams breaking the white noise.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 3:57pm

«Easy enough to fix. Sorry, lasthero, but I was there first »


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 27, 2006, 3:59pm

«Nooooooooooo! I liked that course of events a lot more…»

Ugh. The sudden and blinding darkness shocked Marisol senseless for a moment. But she got better.

She turned a bit and let herself into grow, and become sharper and stronger. Hopefully, this wall wasn't thick enough to force through.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 4:01pm

«I'm just hitting her. I'm not really wasting any energy on reading her worthless and decidedly uninteresting mind. >_>. »


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 4:02pm

The walls would have been too strong, but Lex's maneuvering made the walls much more brittle than they should have been. Marisol manages to make a crack that let's her slip out.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 4:03pm

Still falling, Wreck idly wonders how deep this damn hole is. Then he reaches out for the sides, hoping to slow himself down long enough for Rogue to catch up.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 4:03pm

«Problem is that is is hard to strike something that you can't really get a grasp on, havy »


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 4:04pm

Rogue catches up to Wreck. Rogue is chastizing him, "NEXT TIME, SPREAD YOUR ARMS AND LEGS! It will slow you down and make it easier to catch up." Rogue turns towards the air and heads back up.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 27, 2006, 4:05pm

«Back for just a moment. What happened with the things I tried? Did they just fail miserably? Oh well. I give up my character's will to blackmore's.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 4:05pm

«Oh no, it's remarkably easy, but it's also usually ineffectual.»

Alright, that didn't work. I guess the next tactic is Secret Agent Stryker. While Calamity's busy with the other New Mutants, I'm going to try to sneak onto the ship.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 4:06pm

"…….wow, wish you were around to tell me that about three years ago," he mumbles. "Falling from bridges hurts."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Protoman on Nov 27, 2006, 4:07pm

Ok, now that Marisol is free…on to Roxanne.

Lex absorbs the heat out of the air, gaining Super Strength. He does it to a much higher degree than normal, snow begins to form on the ground. Hoping that the strength will be to a much higher degree as well. He charges at Roxanne.

I'm sorry Roxanne, I'd never do this if your other personality gave us a choice…


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 4:07pm

«Hang on, Apath. Since you were headed off line, I wasn't worried about responding to your attack in a rush. I'll do a full update now. »


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 27, 2006, 4:09pm

As soon as she was out, Marisol jumped in the air and made another grab for Roxanne. She made sure to spread herself a bit out to make sure this didn't happen again so easily.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 4:15pm

«Time out on my end. My wife is updating me on the baby's doctor's appointment, and I am showing my boss how to do something. I should be back in a few minutes.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Protoman on Nov 27, 2006, 4:16pm

«CURSE YOU BLACKMORE!!!! Born and I are awaiting this update. I need to know if Lex is REALLY strong…»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 4:20pm

«Sorry, my daughter will always come first Besides, you remember what happened last time a member pissed off a mod »


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Protoman on Nov 27, 2006, 4:20pm

«Are you refering to Current? Oh dear….»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 27, 2006, 4:21pm

«Actually… no. When was that?»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 4:25pm

«Yep. Current. That's what havy said anyway (of course, I am just kidding).»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 4:34pm

[You guys can always play with me for a while. ^_^

And I'm starting to hate my brother, by the way. He neglected to tell me that today he's staying afterschool for theatre practice…wasting gas…]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 4:37pm

Apath begins draining off Calamity's energy….but it seems to be almost limitless. The voices yelling in his head is getting louder and louder. It almost feels like Apath's head is going to split. But, he feels his body responding to this vast energy and getting way above his normal limits. This drain is so pervasive, that he can't really tap into her neuron flow.

Stryker manages to sneak by the chaos. He has a lot of cover from all the damage Roxie is throwing about, and reaches the ship, whose door is invitingly open. Might as well have a sign that says, "This way lies madness."

Lex feels his power level responding. The friction of the rocks is leaving a lot of extra heat in the air. He can feel his heart pounding away from this influx of energy, but he is able to make his way towards Roxie.

Solidity's second attempt is much more successful. She wraps around Roxie, snapping Roxie out of her Nevermore induced state.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 4:41pm

Okay. This isn't a trap. No way.

I'll start kind of tacitly exploring the ship, trying to see if I can find the obvious "power off" switch that every massively imposing ship in fiction conveniently has.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 4:42pm

Finally reaching the top, Wreck scrambles to the surface.

"Round two, cutie pie."

He looks up at Roxanne. Then, rather than attacking her again, he grabs one of the nearby constructs she'd made and floods it with entropy as fast as he can.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 4:44pm

Stryker finds himself walking by tanks with creatures that seem to represent each element. There is an unconscious water creature, and an unconscious creature made completely of wind. One of the chambers has a frozen rock version of Stryker screaming. The other chamber is completely empty.

«BTW, there is really nothing you can do in this room. It is actually an Easter Egg»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 4:45pm

[Ha! Let’s try this again…to be honest, I’ve wanted to try this sort of thing with Marisol ever since I read her signup. >_>]

I feel these arms wrap around me, and for a second I’m worried that these guys smarted up and brought the Fantastic Four, real superheroes. Unfortunately – well, actually, it’s a good thing, because Sue Richards would kick my ass – it’s just Marisol.

I struggle and try to pull loose, but even with my new strength, it’s not happening. Got a better idea, anyway. “Was hoping you’d show up, curious how your power works.” Hundred and hundreds of rocks rise up all around her. “I mean, you’re not just a blob, right? You’ve got organs in there somewhere, I’m guessing.” Each one of the rocks whittle away to a sharp point. “Let me see if I can find them.”


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 4:47pm

«I fail at understanding that reference. But I almost succeeded…I can completely picture it.»

Well, that's not something you see every day. Seriously, you'd think the power off switch would be somewhere more obvious than the "random and bizarre experiments" room. I guess I'll scan for additional psychic presences, and keep wandering around discretely.

«Typo alert: I almost typed "psychic preferences" instead of presences, and I have no idea why.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 4:49pm

«Right now, it is a reference that only one other person in the RPG will understand. Don't worry, that will change in a mission or two »

Stryker hears a lot of mental chatter around him. Some of it even seems to be coming from the ship itself.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 4:54pm

That's kind of interesting. If the ship is sentient, it has to know I'm here, and I'm not getting destroyed, so I figure I might as well try…

"Uh, hello there. I don't mean you any harm, and I hate to intrude, but I've got a little situation here."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 4:55pm

Stryker is moving towards the concentration of those voices. He enters another chamber. This one has rock covered walls. He cringes, expecting a Madrock based trap, but upon closer examination, he notices paintings on the walls. Primative, almost caveman like paintings.

Some of the characters look vaguely familiar, but Stryker can't quite put his finger on them. One that really jumps out at him is the image of a warrior who seems to be standing against a dark formless creature. This image is repeated with variations in several places. Sometimes the warriors stands against the darkness, sometimes it stands with the darkness. It is very surreal. Stryker exits the room, his head spinning some.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 4:56pm

Stryker hears a soft whisper in his head, "Hello. You are one of Roxie's friends, are you not?"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 5:00pm

I guess I'll respond telepathically.

"Yes, I guess that's the best way to describe me. But I'm a friend of a different Roxy than the one that's unleashing hell out there…and I'm trying to help her regain her body."

I mean, there's really no harm in trying something ridiculously stupid right now.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 5:02pm

"Oh. The master said to watch out for you guys. But, he's resting, and I don't like waking him. What do you think I should do?"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 27, 2006, 5:05pm

"Well…"

This is definitely the most interesting conversation I've ever had with an inanimate object. Including copies of Hustler.

"Really, it's not my place to tell you what to do. I'd really appreciate it if you could help us, because your master has made Roxy into something she isn't, and now she's destroying the world with this fake personality he put in. I really don't know about you, but I think it's tragic when someone is forced to go against their very nature."

I cue images of Roxy at the mansion, et cetera, we're going for the cute montage. I don't think I need to cut in a montage of world destruction so I won't.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 5:07pm

That pain again. I am getting sick of that pain.

I turn to the source of it, see Wreck standing there, see my constructs start to fall apart, and decide it's time I did something about it. Instead of coming at him with something solid, I break the dirt around him myself, formed it into dust, tiny little grains. "Die!" And then I send each and every one of those grains flying into his mouth, nose, eyeballs;any way inside his body I can find. Wonder if that power of his works from the inside…


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 27, 2006, 5:10pm

Marisol felt like cheering, but she reminded herself that this situation wasn't resolved yet.
She tightened her grip on Roxanne and recreated her face before Roxanne's. Their eyes met.

"Sharp rocks?" she wondered, "I'm sorry to disappoint, but nothing physical can harm me." She hated how insecure her voice sounded.

She enveloped Roxanne's face. She would now attempt to suffocate her unconscious.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 5:13pm

Rather abruptly, Wreck finds himself in massive amounts of agony. He had no way to block the incoming dirt, of course. And now it seemed to be ripping him to shreds internally.

"…….cute…..", he sputters, falling to one knee.

Then he whips out his gun and shoots himself in the head. He falls to the ground……then gets back up again. Taking a few lurching steps towards Roxanne, he shoots himself again. And again, healing back each time.

"Going……to have……to try……HARDER…….coconut……head……"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 5:30pm

Roxie is wrestling with Solidity, but Solidity noticed that Roxie's heart doesn't seem in it. Solidity suddenly lurches off of Roxie's face, allowing Roxie to start to talk, "She is extremely weak to energy weapons of any kind, however, to the point of being easily killed or incapaciated by them. Changes in temperature affect her greatly as well - in an extremely cold or warm environment, she'd pass out before normal humans. Ever read the files Xavier put together for each of us? Fascinating stuff." An envelope of low level energy wraps itself around Roxie's body.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 5:32pm

Roxie continues, "Also, have you noticed how Lex's powers work? Severe changes in temperature. That is why you are SOOOO slow in the field. You guys should really figure these things out."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 27, 2006, 5:35pm

«Why exactly can Roxanne use Lex's powers?»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 5:36pm

«She didn't. Lex did. She's just using an energy field, and just commenting on the temperature thing»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 27, 2006, 5:37pm

«But when did Lex attack them? He kind of left me in charge of the character when he left, actually.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 5:39pm

Lex absorbs the heat out of the air, gaining Super Strength. He does it to a much higher degree than normal, snow begins to form on the ground. Hoping that the strength will be to a much higher degree as well. He charges at Roxanne.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 5:40pm

Lex begins focusing on heating up the hordes of Golems, hopefully making them brittle like before.

"Guys, hit the Golems now! Hit 'em hard!"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 5:51pm

«All right, I am off until later tonight or tomorrow»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 5:54pm

«Uhm…born, reread what happened. Roxie peeled you off using an energy shield. The cold was just an off hand comment.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 5:59pm

«And this is something I don't get. "HA! That can't hurt me!" Man, I haven't heard that kind of thing since I was an eight year old playing superheroes in the school yard. The New Mutants are far from immortal or invincible. There would really be no point in doing these missions if they were.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 27, 2006, 6:01pm

«Energy shield?! I kind of assumed it was some sort of HUGE fluke, or something. Is this another Celestial bit? Damn you, Celestials!»

Marisol was already standing before she hit the ground. The frost running up her neck annoyed and frightened her slightly, but that didn't matter. She expanded in size until she hit sixteen feet and punched Calamity's hovering form.

If she missed, she's just have to create some tentacles to hit her or something.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 6:02pm

«Yep, Celestial technology…nasty little bastards. Okay, now I am running. Will try to get back on tonight»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 6:06pm

<That couldn't have been directed at me. Wreck's basically a walking zombie at this point >


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 6:19pm

[The Celestial bit is nice, but I have something a little bit nastier in mind for hurting Marisol…Born, remember your suggestion, earlier?]

Marisol's punch lands hard, knocks me clean off, but I've still got one or two tricks to try, especially this one that 'Dad' taught me.

I focus on the ground under Marisol, but I don't lift it…I vibrate. Faster, faster, [i]faster; trying to make an instant lava pool and seeing just how resiliant the snot is…


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 27, 2006, 6:19pm

Nov 27, 2006, 5:59pm, Michael "Chi" Placio wrote:«And this is something I don't get. "HA! That can't hurt me!" Man, I haven't heard that kind of thing since I was an eight year old playing superheroes in the school yard. The New Mutants are far from immortal or invincible. There would really be no point in doing these missions if they were.»

«Well, first of all, Marisol was bluffing. I must not have been very clear about that fact.

But what are we supposed to do when we really are "invincible" in a relative way? I mean, I see the need for a long fight here (even if that means artificially creating problems to drag things out - that's fine), but Roxanne can't do anything to hurt Marisol, except that vibrating rocks bit, or maybe something very creative none of us have thought of yet.

I found my reaction perfectly reasonable, even if basically childish. I honestly assumed "extreme temperatures" were at least something like zero fahrenheit or less. A normal human without excessive protection won't freeze to death in quite a while at such temperatures, and Marisol's time-limit - a fraction of that - wouldn't make her instantaneously keel over. I specifically built in this huuuuuge, glaring energy weakness into the character to make her less invincible. It's just that it doesn't apply in this specific fight.

I'm sorry if I sound… er, obsessive. Or just defensive. I'm trying to affect things in the fight because I didn't accomplish anything in the last mission. Uh, I suppose I'm also sorry about this huge, off-topic post?»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 6:28pm

"Not even paying attention to little old me," Wreck thinks. He was finally managing to break up the dirt with his regeneration, but it hurt like all hell.

Then he notices what Roxanne is attempting to pull with Marisol. For a moment, he simply stands there and watches, coughing.

And, with a more than slightly pained smile, he kneels over. Scooping up a large rock, he chucks it as hard as he can at Roxie's head.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 27, 2006, 6:28pm

«I'm my own worst enemy.»

God, it hurt. She thought her feet were on fire, until she looked down and saw that they really were. Instinctively, she jumped off the ground, and morphed her arms into a pair of clumsy wings to help her float away. She also shrunk down to normal proportions while approaching normal ground again, but even in the air, the heat was painful. She landed, but she wasn't really any safer here. Calamity could just repeat the trick again and again.

She took a few careful steps away from the fresh mini-lake of lava. Lex blasted the furnace with some blasts of ice, or something, but it only helped very little. She couldn't help but feel a little grateful though.

Well, now she was at a loss for ideas on what to do…


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 27, 2006, 6:30pm

Dillan felt so useless watching his teammates battle Calamity while he sat back and did nothing. He wanted nothing more than to cast his gaze upon the little horned girl he had shared a candy bar with but he wasn't sure that could ever happen.

The best advice he had ever gotten (which oddly enough, was from himself) was to relax and make a leap of faith, and at this point there didn't seem to be many options. Roxxy was going to kill Marisol, she going to kill Lex, she had already probably killed Wreck, and then she was going to destroy the planet.

"Roxanne." he shouted, he voice quavering. "Why in the hell are you doing this?"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 6:35pm

I sense the rock, stop it a few feet from smacking into my head, and hurl it right back at Wreck.

"Aside from the whole 'world destruction' thing, why are you all even bothering?" I don't think I'm doing so bad, but this is all really taking it out of me; between getting smothered, getting mind blasted, Wreck's attack and whatever that kid with the freaky eyes did to me, I'm running on empty. Need to see if I get them talking for a while, long enough to build up strength. "Even if you beat me, then what? You're going to put that fake back in my body? My body? Like you have any right to do that." I spit at Marisol's feet…or I try to, anyway; the spit doesn't quite get that far. "Hypocrits. You'll kill me. Even if I'd never done all this, you'd still try to kill me."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 27, 2006, 6:37pm

«Yikes. If only I had been done with classes today instead of Wednesday… caught up just in time to watch the game to wind down for the day. »

She emerges from the wreckage of Blackbird shaken. Nadia had been knocked unconscious during the crash and, understandably, nobody managed to notice due to other pressing concerns. She examined the chaos around her, not knowing where to start or what to do. Roxie… well that wasn't really Roxie now was it? Either way she was far different looking from the last time Nadia had saw her… and had obviously come a long way since sparring in the danger room followed by copious amounts of ice cream. This whole situation was wrong. Safer with the New Mutants? She couldn't be certain but it was pretty easy money that wherever Greg was, he wasn't staving off the apocalypse - literally.

The team seemed to be having increasingly bad luck dealing with 'Calamity' and Nadia felt insecure about being able to help in a significant matter. But it was for Roxie. The world too, though it was further away from Nadia's mind.

More than flesh and blood… ideas, ideas, ideas…

In a moment of clarity, Nadia makes a dash across the field towards the only thing more durable than the Blackbird that Roxie didn't have direct control over - Ship.

—-

Across the country, two figures watch a screen in darkness. One sits while the other stands. For the first time in a while, the standing one speaks.

"Ah. Somebody else's genetic signature. I get it now."

"Apocalypse always was little more than a glorified barbarian - one of the reasons we don't see eye to eye. He will be the death of us all."

Not turning away from the screen, the standing figure speaks to the sitting one. "I wouldn't count them out yet. The New Mutants are stronger than you know."

«Sorry about that self indulgent last bit. It has nothing to do with the story at hand but I couldn't help myself.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 6:40pm

"Ha…..ha……"

Wreck laughs, coughing up a nasty mixture of dirt and blood.

"Listen to you. You attack US, then you try and blame us for fighting back. You're no different than the Phalanx…..no, I take that back. At least the Phalanx had the excuse of not being human."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 27, 2006, 6:45pm

As strange as it seems, Dillan is quick to jump to Calamity's defense.

"Don't be that way Wreck. No matter how we felt about Roxie, it's not as if she had anymore of a right to exist than Calamity does…" he stopped to look at the powerful mutant. "…but you've still got no right to get all emo about not dying when you're tearing this planet apart."

"Is this what you really want, to be Apocalype's slave and helping him carry out his agenda of genocide?"

Please don't kill me.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Pester/Freaktada on Nov 27, 2006, 6:47pm

Pester's the best there is at what he does; annoying people. He tries to make the girl hear lots of little gnats flying around her ears. She has no idea who he is, far as she knows he's just some punk getting beat on by her rock monsters. His hope is that she'll react like any little kid and strongly dislike the feeling of bugs around her ears. The unknown part of this experiment is that she's morlock, so it's anyone's guess if she'll be braver about it than even he is.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 6:49pm

[Self-indulgence? Pah! No such thing.]

I see Nadia making a mad dash, probably trying to run away. Smart girl. "Stay." I focus around her feet and reach out with a rock arm, yanking her down. Should hold her for a little while.

With that taken care, I turn my attention back to Wreck. "I attack you? Please. Stryker's the one who came into my mind and tried to boot me out, tried to put that fake control over my body again, so don't talk to me about attacking first. You think it's so noble coming here, like you're doing the right thing by putting her back inside and giving her control again. You're not. She's not even real. All your fighting for is a figment of my imagination."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 6:54pm

"Get over yourself, cutie. We didn't come here for you. We came here mainly because the world in general looked like it was about to be screwed. Why the hell do you think I WAVED to you? I wanted to talk!"

He slaps his forehead.

"Do you honestly think we'd stand by and let the world fall to pieces? Hello? That would sort of leave us all very dead."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 7:00pm

"World or not, you'd still be here. All I did was speed up the confrontation. And as for Apocalypse and his dream and what's going to happen to this world…that's my purpose. It's what I was created to do. So I'm going to do it, I'm going to exist, and if you think you want to stop me, you'd better try a lot harder."

I hear a few bugs buzzing by my ear and swat at them, not landing a hit. Hate the outdoors…

[I'm getting…cliche. ]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 7:05pm

"Deal."

And with shocking speed, Wreck whips a hand out towards Roxie. A glowing aura envelops her tightly, not quite touching her skin.

"That's purified entropy around you. Same thing I generally put around myself, like that time we fought. If you move more than a fraction of an inch, you'll disintegrate. If anything happens to ME, the field will move with me. You'll disintegrate."

His eyes glow furiously behind his glasses.

"Now. I'd suggest we talk this out."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 27, 2006, 7:06pm

"Wreck what the fuck!?" cursed Dillan. He wanted their battle to end, but not this way. Calamity didn't have to die, no one did.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 27, 2006, 7:09pm

« >_> <_<; This post never happened. WHOOO.

Seriously though, I wont be active in the morning to play out the consequences of what was posted here. By the time I get on in the afternoon things will have moved along, so I've decided against it for now.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 7:12pm

Shit. This might be a problem.

I stay frozen; not blinking, not talking, not moving, hardly breathing…but thinking. Planning. Don't want to call his bluff, but I don't want to stand here and take it, either. "All right, talk."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 7:17pm

"Call off the end of the world crap. I don't know how you started it, but finish it. If what you say is true and the real Roxanne was never there to begin with, then I don't lose much by frying you into ashes, right?"

Maggots.

Maggots.

Shove them away. No time for that.

"So, end it. Leave the damn planet alone, leave us alone, we leave you alone. Or I can just kill you. Your call."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Last Hero on Nov 27, 2006, 7:25pm

"Wreck, stop." I keep my distance, not wanting to startle either of them. "There're better ways to do this without killing somebody. Drop the field."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 7:28pm

"Trust me for once. I know what I'm doing."

He tilts his head towards Roxanne.

"So? What do you say? I think we've all had quite enough fun for one day and I'd just as soon go home to the home I don't have anymore."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 27, 2006, 7:33pm

"Wreck, man, this isn't going to accomplish anything. Once we leave she'll start again, and it'll probably even worse then what's going on now. There's no point in silly negotiating, if you're going to kill her just do it and if you're not than walk away."

My god, I didn't just say that did I? but Dillan couldn't help himself, he was just drained. The world was in ruins and they were fighting a losing battle.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 7:38pm

"He's got a point. Just like I don't know you won't come at me from behind someday."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 27, 2006, 7:42pm

Wreck smirks.

"You're right. You don't, do you?"

And Wreck suddenly spins his fist around, clenching it tightly. The field mimics his movement, cinching in on Roxanne.

She doesn't disintegrate.

"LowlevelfieldwontkillherbutshouldhurthitherNOWNOWNOW!", he shouts in rapid succession.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 27, 2006, 7:45pm

"Bastard!" The pain slams into me, digs in, paralyzes, and all I can do is just stand and watch. No focus, no nothing, just clenching my teeth for the pain that's about to come.

[Well-played! ^_^ I figure we can call a wrap tonight, and proceed with a beatdown tomorrow morning. I might have just ONE last card to play…]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dhaara "Naga" Falodiya on Nov 27, 2006, 7:53pm

<Am I still hanging from the ledge of a bottemless pit? V_V

Mental-only powers suck.>


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Protoman on Nov 27, 2006, 7:57pm

Lex lunges at Calamity, his strength amplified more than it ever has been before.

It'snotRoxieIt'snotRoxieIt'snotRoxieIt'snotRoxieIt'snotRoxie

"You're going down and you're staying down!"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 27, 2006, 8:03pm

Seeing Calamity taken down, Paradox rushes to rescue Nevermore by using his warping powers.

"Come with me if you want to live." Paradox chuckled. "Seriously, if you don't take my hand you'll die."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dhaara "Naga" Falodiya on Nov 27, 2006, 8:07pm

"Thanks, for that info, I'm glad you value my personal safety so much." Nevermore clutches Paradox's hand, and swallows.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 27, 2006, 8:14pm

Knowing he couldn't actually pull Griffin up (due years of being a couch potato) Dillan warped them away from the pit.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 27, 2006, 8:18pm

Somewhere deep inside the ship. Apocalypse watches the action outside. He is not dismayed at the turn of events. He knew this is probably how the first round would have gone. But this is just the beginning. Apocalypse turns to his two creations, "Your sister has been taken down. How does that make you feel?"

Two male voices respond in a very melodic manner, "We feel nothing, Master. What is your will?"

"They will be coming for us. Stand ready." Apocalypse turns away, and his two servants are gone as if they hadn't been there in the first place. Apocalypse is about to head back towards his chambers, but he senses a powerful force near by. "The telepath…."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Protoman on Nov 27, 2006, 8:19pm

«Dinner now, even though we're probably not doing much more tonight…I'll try to be back.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Curt "Reflex" Camden on Nov 27, 2006, 9:18pm

«Just got home….long day»

Curt wakes up inside the ship. Between the still-healing gunshot wound, the surgery and the plane crash…he was in bad shape. He struggles to get to his feet. As he gets outside…he sees the stalemate then notices Stryker is gone and that the ship seems almost inviting.

"If Apocalypse is here….then that's where he'll be. Time to find out what the hell he want's with me…I probably can't help the other guys anyway."

He struggles to pound the ship to build up enough energy to zip away to the ship. Once inside, he starts speeding from room to room, looking around.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Sid "Voltage" Lime on Nov 27, 2006, 9:34pm

«Wow, just goddamn it. Another mission I've completely missed.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Pester/Freaktada on Nov 27, 2006, 9:51pm

«Don't worry Volt, you accomplished about as much this mission as I did.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 8:26am

«Goddamnit, I typed up a whole post before I noticed I was still viewing Page 12 of 13. Whatever… I'm going to assume Roxanne is unconscious or… pretending to be.»

By this point, Marisol had rounded the cooling lava-pit and joined the others. She walked up to Lex and Roxanne's still form, kneeling at her side carefully. She checked her clothes for any bits of technology that shouldn't be there.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 9:06am

«Voltage, this mission is far from over. Like Reflex, just say you woke up insid ethe wreckage of the Blackbird and join us.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 28, 2006, 9:20am

Hmmmm….this ship isn't nearly as talkative as it used to be.

That can't be good.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 9:47am

Damn. For a nutcase, Lex hits hard.

I'm laying on the ground, still, the world spinning from Lex's superblow. Didn't know he could hit that hard; even with my body 'advanced' or whatever, I'm still loopy. I start making my way up when I feel this hand sifting through my clothes…Marisol. "Uh…what're you doing?"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 10:07am

Gah.

Marisol nearly fell over in shock.

«I really hope it was all right to conjecturize that she was down. I heard what you said about last tricks and sleeves, so I just hoped…»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 10:13am

[It's all right! She's more or less out. Just kind of dazed. Won't be getting up for a while. You can finish her off, if you like.]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 28, 2006, 10:13am

Kneeling on the ground, Wreck points at Calamity and again zaps her with a low level field.

"Stay down. You're beaten."

Although it comes out sounding closer to "May clown, jews meaten."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Last Hero on Nov 28, 2006, 10:22am

It's over.

Roxanne - or Calamity, whatever - gets knocked out clean Wreck's zap; she's twitching a little bit, but she ain't getting up any time soon. I kneel by her side, feeling through her hair and holding her up for a better look, getting a good glance on the job Apocalypse did. "Crazy bastard."

I look up to the others, nod, and look back to the Apocalypse's ship, knowing full well what's about to go down here. "Good work y'all, but I hate to break this to you…this thing with Calamity, that was the easy part. We got work to do." I do a headcount and notice we're missing a few heads. "Damn it, where'd Stryker and Curt get off to?"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 10:26am

«Bad news. I am going to be at meetings pretty much all day. I will be back on when I can get back, but no clue when that is going to be.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 10:31am

[How DARE you have a job and a normal life? How dare you, sir?

^_^

If you guys want to do stuff, I could have Calamity combine all the broken down golems on the field into a massive one, sort of a little miniboss fight to tide the day. It was going to be my 'final trick' but I decided against because it seemed a bit excessive and trite. If there's nothing else to do, though…just a thought. :/]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 10:32am

«If you want, I can PM you my plans for the next part of the mission…»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 10:35am

[Sure, but I don't really think I could execute them well enough.]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 10:37am

«Actually, can you hop on AIM?»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 10:50am

[Okay, Blackmore sort of filled me in on things. It's not too complex, and I think I could handle it, but I don't want to go with it unless it's cool with you guys. So…would you all mind if I handled the GM position, just for today? I have class in about an hour, but after that I'll probably be on for a while.]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 28, 2006, 10:52am

«I might be able to pitch in too. YOU'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 28, 2006, 10:53am

<vadercoaster.ytmnd.com>

<Nah, go for it >_> >


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 28, 2006, 11:03am

«I'd far prefer lasthero to myself, because I have work and stuff to do.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 11:05am

[I've got a grasp on what needs to be done, it's just the doing that's left. I'll slip out of Spanish a few minutes early, and if there's no objections, I'll hit it hard around noon. Fair enough?]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 28, 2006, 11:11am

«Good by me.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 11:20am

«I, uh, grudgingly agree!»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 11:44am

[Ze grudge?

I think you'll like it. I have some specific plans for Marisol, as it turns out.]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 11:47am

«Remember… when in doubt, have her stab things.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Curt "Reflex" Camden on Nov 28, 2006, 11:59am

«I'm back…late again it seems. I'm cool with you GMing last. I'll try to be back by noon.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Pester/Freaktada on Nov 28, 2006, 12:42pm

As per usual, Pester sits around playing with himself. He has no objections, being the good little lackey that he is.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Protoman on Nov 28, 2006, 1:07pm

«No…DO NOTHING! I'm not going to be around!!!»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Curt "Reflex" Camden on Nov 28, 2006, 1:25pm

«checking in..but since it seems clear for the moment…I'm going to try to finish up a few things here in the office…and I'll check back in maybe half an hour or so.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 2:06pm

[Nearly forgot about Nadia’s transformation thing. If you want, you can always add that in for extra chaos!]

As the New Mutants regroup and talk, coming up with their plan of attack, a gentle breeze starts to blow. At first it only sways the trees, makes them rock back and forth, kicks up a little dirt. But it grows stronger. A breeze turns into a gust, a gust turns into a light gale, the gale swarms around them and surges with tremendous force, blowing them all away in a deafening wind. They land, shaken but mostly unharmed, though that doesn’t seem likely to last long: Two figures, floating down from the ships tops on a strong wind.

The first one’s skin is a blue shimmering hue, almost translucent; the faintest outline of bone can be seen right beneath the surface. He stands there, arms folded, blue hair slicked back, an arrogant look about him, and it’s a stark contrast to his pale-skinned partner who looks like he couldn’t give less of a damn. He’s even whistling.

“New Mutants.” The blue one speaks first, his tone, his voice, his inflection giving Rogue the slightest reminder of Apocalypse. “Congratulations on defeating a posturing moron. But Calamity was just one scion of Apocalypse. A crucial one, but no more. Now you face true heirs of-” He pauses for a moment for a moment, looking over to his ‘brother’, who’s bored look has changed to one of admiration. And he’s staring right at Marisol. “Zephyr.” He gives him a punch in the side, snapping back his attention. “A little enthusiasm, please?”

“Poseidon, relax, I’m enthused. I’m just…you know.” He motions back towards Marisol, winking many, many more times than necessary. “She’s kind of…you know.”

Poseidon rubs his eyes, groans, makes it pretty apparent that they’ve gone through many such arguments before. “You saw her on the screen, she’s a blob.”

“She’s a hot blob.”

“Shut up, just shut up.” Poseidon turns back to the team, renewing his Apocalypse imitation. “Return the girl to us, to her rightful place, or die.” Zephyr whispers in Posiedon’s ear, earning another groan. “And you, too.” He points Marisol’s way. “We’re capturing you as well. Calamity and Marisol come with us, or you all die.”

[All right, here goes. I thought I'd play them for a shade of light comedy, but don't let it fool you…<_<;]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 2:34pm

Marisol blushed heavily.

She glanced at her team-mates to see what they made of this, and to make sure they wouldn't just give them away and take off.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 28, 2006, 2:34pm

Wreck stares momentarily.

Then he shrugs.

"Fine by me. Marisol, go with the nice crazy people."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 2:35pm

«Goramnit, I’ve missed loads! Have to make an excuse for Sephula…»

Reeling from the pain and voice in his head, Sephula cut off the link between him and Roxie, realising that he had been draining her the entire time without being able to stop, or even realising long enough to. It would appear that, though she was down now, his attack didn’t even faze her.

How did she get so powerful? Even one of the most powerful earthly superhuman’s shouldn’t have that much energy, unless constantly receiving energy at an incredible rate from an outside force… Her energy seemed to be limitless…

The voice still rumbled in his head.

Apocalypse must FALL!

SHUT UP! Sephula shouted inwardly, managing to suppress the voice and its influence for now. Getting up off of the floor, he faced the two new-comers.

“Turn around, now!” Sephula felt supercharged, to the point of exploding with energy from the amount of energy he had been able to drain from Calamity. “You’re not getting them. You aren’t getting Roxie or Ms. Blob. Turn around now, whilst you can.”

After Sephula saw the new-comers, the voice started up again, this time as a whisper. When Sephula suppressed it, it lost much of its influence temporarily.

Apocalypse must fall this day…


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 2:42pm

Zephyr and Poseidon look surprised by Seph's display, but not particularly impressed.

"Whilst?" Zephyr's eyes went into a roll, scoffing. "Did you say 'whilst'? Who actually talks like that?"

"Father does."

"True." Zephyr nods, wincing a bit as he looks Seph's way. "Are you going to handle him or what?"

"Momentarily." Poseidon raised his hand and squeezed, draining water from his mouth, dehydrating him on the spot. Seph collapses in a heap, the energy still radiating about him, but his body not fit to use it. "There." He turns back to the other New Mutants. "Now, where were we…"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 2:49pm

"I think you were about to leave," said Marisol shakily. One of her hands morphed into a blade. She pointed it at Calamity's chest.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 28, 2006, 2:51pm

«I figure I left Stryker wandering around the ship long enough that the silence of said ship has led him to believe he should probably go back outside.»

Stealthily, I creep back out to see what's happened. Two new guys, and they look kind of hardcore. The good news is that Counter Roxy seems down and out. Unfortunately, I don't think it's a good idea for me to fix her while we have two opponents.

I mindlink with the team. *Hey guys…I have an idea. Apparently these dweebs basically know us, so what I'm thinking is that we trick them into attacking the wrong one of us. Any ideas of an attack that would work on one of us that wouldn't work on another? I can make it happen…the closest thing I can think of is getting the water guy to attack Nadia, and her absorbing electricity or something to counter it. Just tell me who to switch, and I can make sure it works.*


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 2:58pm

«Crap! They took me down THAT easily?!»

[/b]Will you allow yourself to be defeated THAT easily? You dare to call yourself Apath? You are weak, and due to your failures, Apocalypse shall claim victory![/b]

"Not… while I… breathe!" Sephula exclaimed, straining greatly. He attempted to draw as much water as he needed from the air around him, and directly into his body.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 2:59pm

"Hey, whoa, beauty, hold on." Zephyr gets a little anxious at the threat, daring to take a few steps forward. "I like stabbing as much as the next guy, but lets point it at the right people, okay? Just come with me, we can talk, have some drinks, you can avoid the whole end of the world thing, it's all gravy, and-"

"Enough of this!" Water gathers above Marisol, forms into a floating ball, vibrates and heats it to the boiling point and slams straight into her chest knocking her back; the blow doesn't hurt her so much as the energy it was holding. No serious damage, Marisol's form looks a tad shakey; not the sort of attack she'll want to take again.

Zephyr gives Poseidon a push, getting his own in return. "Hey! Whatever happened to options?"

"Forget it, they're going to all die today, anyway." The air starts to get misty and thick as Poseidon draws water from the entire area right into the clearing, going for maximum effectiveness.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 3:01pm

Nov 28, 2006, 2:58pm, Damien Lupe wrote:«Crap! They took me down THAT easily?!»

Blackmore told me to kick some ass, so some ass I shall kick.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 3:01pm

*You could start, Stryker, by please, if you can, keeping Poseidon… I can't believe they called him that. What unbelievable pretension… I guess that's Apocalypse for you… if you can, keeping Poseidon from pulling a stunt like that on me again. Maybe Lex can superheat Poseidon, and try to scatter Zephyr with superspeed?*


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 3:03pm

Marisol reached out for Calamity's body. She had to catch hold of it and make sure they couldn't get to her again…


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 3:03pm

[And I couldn't think of any good water-based names on the spot. Sue me. :/]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 28, 2006, 3:04pm

*Yeah, see, mind controlling isn't something I'm real swell at, or I'd do it. But…I've an idea. Someone do a distraction of some sort. I need Poseidon not paying attention to Marisol and Apath.*

As soon as a distraction occurs, I'll switch it so he senses Marisol as Apath and vice versa. I figure the lack of water won't hurt her nearly as much.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 3:05pm

«Heh - I wasn't taking a dig at you, or whoever named it, I was taking a dig at Apocalypse and Poseidon in character. Can I get back up? Did I effectively rehydrate myself?»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 28, 2006, 3:07pm

A distraction, eh?

"……..so, how's Dad doing? Haven't seen much of him since he sent me out wandering."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 3:08pm

«And by 'whoever named it', I meant going by what I was thinking at the time. Obviously I know who named it now .»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 3:08pm

Marisol gets close to Roxanne's body, real close, but a strong wind forms underneath her and hurls her skyward, holding her there. There's no real pain, just a mild pressure, but it's got Marisol well held. "Sorry, beauty. Don't want to hurt you, swear, but you know…orders. You could just run off, swear I won't tell anybody."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 3:09pm

«When I say "reach out" I always mean stretching out a hand and pulling backwards.»

Marisol looked at Zephyr carefully. She didn't know what to do, but…

"I know this sounds completely crazy, but…" She paused and looked away in a manner she considered 'cute'. "Why don't you just tell your family to go to hell and come with us?"

No shapechanges, this time. No weapons or hideous monsters - this was something she had to try.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 3:13pm

[Oh, sorry, still getting used to this.]

Sephula manages to rehydrate himself; it's fairly easy with all the water that's now hanging in the air. The mist is getting a bit thick, though, and Poseidon's skin seems to blend in with it, turning him into nothing more than a shadow in the wind. His fades, turns faint, but it looks like he's turned his attention to Wreck. "You're not funny."

A thick column of water forms and juts out of the mist, slamming hard into Wreck's chest. Not lethal, but Wreck has more broken ribs than he'd care to count.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 3:15pm

Oddly enough, Zephyr seems to be seriously considering this. "Well, see, you can't just tell Apocalypse to screw off. I mean, you can tell him that, but he'll knock your head off for it."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 28, 2006, 3:17pm

Wreck does a complete tumble backwards, ending up right back on his feet. Then he falls to the ground.

"……..you have no idea how sick I am of people beating me up today," he mutters with a facefull of dirt. Then he pulls his gun and yet again plugs himself in the temple.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 3:18pm

Concentrating on drawing the water towards himself, Sephula tries to pull a fair amount off of Poseidon and redirect it toward Zephyr, hoping to scatter him a bit and free up Marisol. He then used some of the excess energy he pulled out of Roxie to try and heat up Poseidon from a distance.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 3:20pm

"The X-Men have been his enemies for years, and they're still alive. Every time he tries something, he gets stopped, and vows revenge for the next time… only for it to happen again."

She tried to make it clear she wasn't going to attack the guy right now. She wasn't sure where she was going with this, however…

"If you… Um, well, no offense, but… Doesn't it annoy you to just take orders from him, and even your… er, brother? No offense…"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 3:21pm

"Huh." Poseidon seems a bit surprised by Wreck's move; he may have seen the fight with Calamity, but the camera either didn't cover Wreck when he shot himself before, or Poseidon just didn't notice. Either way, he seems to think Wreck just made his job a little easier. "Thank you." He turns his attention away from Wreck and to the newly hydrated Sephula, pelting him with blasts of water from every side.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 3:23pm

Sephula kicks into overdrive trying to dodge all of the blasts, and trying to redirect the ones that connect at Zephyr.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 28, 2006, 3:24pm

«Keep in mind that after Wreck's distractions, Poseidon should be targeting Marisol when he thinks he's targeting Apath.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 3:24pm

"Well, yeah, it does." Zephyr shrugs. "Apocalypse talks a lot, too. I mean a lot. But it not just as simple as walking away from him, because if it was, honest, I would've done that. There's just something about him when he's around us, it's hard to put a finger on. I feel…complete. Like everything he tells me to do is what I'm supposed to be doing."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 3:29pm

The blast hits Marisol from the side, knocking her out of the wind tunnel as another blast slams into Zephyr. Marisol falls down, not harmed in the least, and Zephyr's fine, too…but he doesn't take it as such.

"Hey!" A massive gust slams into the field, dispersing the mist and sending Poseidon flying. "I was talking to her!"

Poseidon lands in a tumble, rolling back to his feet and slamming another water blast into Zephyr's chest from afar, obviously on purpose this time. "Idiot! They're the enemy!"

The two brothers start into a typical sibling squabble, one that's leaving them very much open to attack…


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 3:33pm

"I'm in the middle of something," mumbled Marisol to herself. She decided to just continue the conversation at this point.

"Are you sure Apocalypse isn't doing it on purpose?" she asked Zephyr, "I mean, affecting your mind somehow, making you feel like he wants you to feel?"
She looked in Poseidon's direction worriedly.
"Well… I'm sure there would be ways to fix it, or something. If you'd want to try…"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 3:34pm

Crap. I didn't mean to get Marisol too…

Hoping they were still mindlinked, Sephula spoke to Marisol.

*Sorry 'bout that. You okay, blobby?*

With that, Sephula continued to try to heat Poseidon whilst pulling water off of him and expelling it at Zephyr.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 3:36pm

*Would you stop doing that already?!* snapped Marisol mentally. She had forgotten all about the psychic link. The communications sounded a bit quiet and muzzled to her…
*I'm in the middle of, uh, something important. Just keep off this guy for a while.*


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 28, 2006, 3:37pm

Laying perfectly still on the ground, Wreck listens to the conversation.

"In a second, Low Rent Hydroman is going to start feeling very not good," he thinks through the mindlink. "I'd suggest someone hit him while he isn't."

As his ribs stitch back together, he slowly begins willing a field to envelop Poseidon. Hopefully not enough for him to notice at first, but enough to weaken his structure that anything else hitting him will hurt far more than it normally would.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 3:40pm

Posiedon takes a break from his bickering and notices that his skins starting to boil. He scans around, sees Wreck still lying there, hears Marisol speak, and spots Apath, annoyingly still in the not-dead category. "Do you mind?"

He focus Sephula's eyes, superheating the water in his tear ducts to the boiling point. Not fatal, but it hurts Sephula like mad.

"Please don't tell me you're seriously considering listening to her." He speaks to Zephyr more like he a parent than a brother. "You've known her for what? Two minutes?"

"Well, she's making more sense than you've made in your entire life. I mean, why do we have to do what Pooky tells us to?"

"For the last time, stop calling him that! You know father hates that stupid nickname."

"He's not even our father!"

Back to bickering, back to being open.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 3:42pm

*Fine, but if you screw up, I'm coming down on him as hard as I can. Try to keep out of Captain Pretentious' way for the moment, because he doesn't give a damn about you, and will do whatever he can to destroy you.* Almost as an after thought, he continued. *Be careful.*

Feeling an intense pain in his sinuses, Sephula backed off for a second. Then, he had a thought. Partially splitting off into a new double, her created much of his mass in front of him, mostly torso mass, and used it as a sheild. An ugly sight. Sephula continued to heat Poseidon, and trying to draw water off, blasting it straight upwards.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 3:44pm

[Hate to keep picking on you, Seph, but you should be in serious pain right now. >_>]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 3:45pm

«Yeah, I didn't see your post. Went back and changed it as soon as I did. .»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 28, 2006, 3:47pm

Interestingly, I guess my next move is to try to make Zephyr more easily swayed. Just messing with the neural pathways and such so that what Marisol's saying makes more sense to him.

I think the rest of the guys have Poseidon worked pretty well, so I'll give up messing with him. I can't really affect multiple people at once. At least, I don't think I can.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 3:47pm

Wreck and Sephula's combined attacks are starting to take their toll; his body's shaky, his feet are loose, he looks about one punch away from defeat, but he's too distracted to really notice it…


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 28, 2006, 3:49pm

«
Quote:[Nearly forgot about Nadia’s transformation thing. If you want, you can always add that in for extra chaos!]

<_<

I retroactively removed that post last night because I knew I wouldn't be able to get back on until now and had no idea what wacky directions the story would take before I got here. I still want to play that card… only I'll have to do it some other time. »

Nadia stood up out of her shackles, a being of solid stone. With Rox- Calamity unconcious, it was safe to become earth again. She looked at the newcomers warily before taking action. She couldn't hear what Marisol was trying to convince Zepher to do, but could tell that Posiedon's presence appeared to be the greatest obstacle to it.

Charging across the battle field, Osmosis leaps towards Posiedon when in range, aiming a blow at his jerk face.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 3:50pm

«For the second mission in a row, when the hell did Apath get heat-based abilities??»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 3:52pm

«The first one was an accident, I was in a stupor when I wrote it. This is just me using my energy to put far too much energy into the guy's skin, heating it.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 3:52pm

Osmosis' punch lands dead-on and sends Poseidon straight into the ground, near unconscious.

"Holy crap!" Zephyr's stunned to say the least. "Came out of nowhere. Christ."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 3:53pm

«I'm back, BTW. Want to keep going, lasthero? You've done a great job so far! That will let me set up the last part of this mission.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 3:53pm

«Just using my powers with a little more variety. Have I overstepped a line?»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 3:54pm

Sephula kicks into overdrive trying to dodge all of the blasts, and trying to redirect the ones that connect at Zephyr.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 3:55pm

Sephula lept in towards Poseidon, aiding Nadia by blitzing him whilst she rained blows upon him.

«Making an assumption here.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 3:55pm

[Well, you can take the reigns and set up. Just let me control Zephyr for the end; he can't go with them inside for reasons he'll explain.]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Pester/Freaktada on Nov 28, 2006, 3:55pm

Pester uses his powers to block all sound from Zephyr except for the voice of whoever's trying to persuade him.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 3:56pm

«To Blackmore: Osmosis and active transport. At a painfully large scale. Also using any organisms in the air to do the same. I have to ask again, am I overstepping?»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 3:56pm

«Yeah, lasthero. You finish up the battle part, and I will do the "other" part»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 3:57pm

[If Zephyr's being controlled, it's through mental persuasion, and it only happens when Acopalypse is near. Like RIGHT THERE near.]

Zephyr looks around, confused at his sudden deafness.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 3:59pm

«Come on, Blackmore, I need an answer . If so, then I know not to use them that way again .»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 4:01pm

«Psychic nudging is more of a hindarance than help.»

Marisol stared at the result of Nadia's handiwork for a few seconds.

"Um, yeah…" she mumbled, "I suppose where I'm going with all this is… join us. Apocalypse is a slaver, but we're a team. Just take charge and drop him, before he drags you into the ground with himself."

She gave an insecure smile.

"Besides, I might go out with you on a date if you do…"

«I suppose it would be prudent to ask: How old is Zephyr supposed to be, or appear as?»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Pester/Freaktada on Nov 28, 2006, 4:02pm

«Oooh, I see where this is going. Be honest, the entire point of this game is to setup a new legion of X-Babies, isn't it? We're well on our way!»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 4:04pm

[Gah, I keep forgetting that I can just do stuff like this now.]

Pester lets up when it becomes apparent that it's not doing anything useful, and Zephyr shrugs and walks over to near-knocked out Poseidon. The two brothers exchange stares, speaking volumes with their eyes, yelling in total silence…and the Zephyr completely ruins the moment. "You are so melodramatic."

A concentrated blast of wind to the face, and Poseidon takes a nap.

"So." Zephyr stands up, stretches, looks Marisol's way and smiles. "I had fun, don't know about you guys. What's next?"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:06pm

«::sigh:: You are the one who created your power set. Is there anything at all in that power set that implies that you can transfer power from an energy blast? Or speed up the movement of cells to create heat. In your description, it distinctly says that your powers are not that impressive…yet, somehow you want to be Bishop and Firestar at the same time.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 4:07pm

[Zephyr's about sixteen, fifteenish. Young enough that he doesn't look like a total perv for hitting on Marisol.]

Zephyr hears Marisol's offer and nods. "Okay."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:07pm

While the New Mutants are dealing with Zephyr, the ground around Roxie begins to wrap around her.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 28, 2006, 4:10pm

Yikes, I might have missed my opportunity.

Well, last ditch effort. I reach into the dirt, grabbing any part of Roxanne I can, and yell, "Hey! No freeloaders!"

Then I realize just how lame that sounded, but it was only there as an attention ploy. I try to overwhelme her psyche and replace it with Roxanne, putting EVERYTHING into it.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 28, 2006, 4:11pm

I'm honestly not sure whether I prefer fighting for my life or hearing Zephyr and Marisol try to mack on each other. Neither prospect is particularly inviting.

Looking in any direction but at mutantdom's newest couple, Nadia notices the ground warping around Roxy's body. She tries to scream out at first then remembers - no vocal chords. Instead she runs towards Calamity to try and grab her away from the warping earth.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 4:12pm

«Well, it’s just general biokinesis… and I thought I’d be able to use it at these levels at power level 6. My profile says that I can increase levels of respiration, which can produce heat… And they weren’t meant to be actual energy blasts… Sorry for using my powers inappropriately Bm… .»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:13pm

Roxie is completely encased in rock at this point. The rock raises from the ground and moves faster than the heroes can track. It enters Ship and is gone from sight. Stryker feels Roxie's presence gone from his mind, but he's not quite sure if he was successful.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 4:15pm

Noticing Ship, Sephula's head explodes with pain yet again, and he drops to the floor. Pushing past it, he gets back up, hoping nobody noticed.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 28, 2006, 4:19pm

Damn, she thought slamming a fist against the ground. Too slow. Her first instinct is to run into Ship after her, but it doesn't seem like teh wisest thing to do alone. Instead she looks silently and expectantly towards Gerald, Rogue - hell - anyone who looks like they know what they're doing. Nadia sure as hell doesn't feel like she does…


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 28, 2006, 4:20pm

Finally sitting up, Wreck raises an eyebrow at Sephula.

Then he shakes his head.

"Great. I suppose now we start all over again. We can't exactly leave her to flood the earth with lava as soon as we take off."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 4:20pm

Dropping to his knees, Sephula looked at the others.

"So what now? After all that, we lost her?"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 28, 2006, 4:21pm

Crap. Crap. Crap. Crap. Crap. Crap. Crap.

"Well, I don't think that worked. Maybe if we asked real nicely, Pooky will give her back."

I stalk towards the ship, determined. No one is going to stop me. Let them try.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 4:22pm

Not having any real attachment to Roxanne, Zephyr watches the rock fly off and away. It only occurs to him afterwards that, being a good guy and all, it might've been a good idea to do something about it. "Damn, figures. I guess we'll be going in after her, then?" He's not sounding too thrilled on the idea of facing 'Dad' head to head.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:23pm

The door to the ship is starting to close.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 28, 2006, 4:24pm

In that case, I'm diving in if I have to. I'm getting on the god damn ship.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 28, 2006, 4:25pm

Wreck scrambles to his feet, racing for the door as well.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 28, 2006, 4:26pm

Seeing Gerald head towards Ship was all Nadia really needed to decide that it was the thing to do. When in doubt - leech confidence off someone else. She wondered for a moment if she would be able to turn that into a saying. Then the door started to shut and she broke out into a run towards Ship, brushing her hand against the outer hull for the briefest of moments before entering.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:26pm

«BTW, I sent you a PM, lasthero. I wanted to check on something…a last minute idea I had»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:27pm

The rest of the New Mutants have enough time to get in. I am going to assume everyone entered. Anyone who chooses to stay outside can say so.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 4:27pm

Sephula joined the rest in charging at the ship, hoping he didn't manage to be shut out.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:28pm

Once they are inside, Rogue does a quick head count, "Err…has anyone seen Sam?"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 4:28pm

After sliding in, he realised at the last moment that it might not have been the best idea he's ever had.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 28, 2006, 4:30pm

Picking himself up off of the ground, Wreck glances around.

"……no, no I haven't. He wasn't there when we got out of that bottomless pit."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 28, 2006, 4:32pm

During the brief moments of speech she had in between the stone leaving and the … whatever Ship was made out of coming, Nadia answered, "Not since the Blackbird went down, though frankly I was unconcious for a while after that. Did he ever get out of the wreck?"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:32pm

Rogue looks concerned, "Just something else to worry about…All right, New Mutants…let's go."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 28, 2006, 4:33pm

As cowardly as he felt, Dillan didn't join his teammates in storming Apocalype's ship. The last thing he wanted to do was die, and he was little more than dead weight in the midst of battle.

I suck, I really suck.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 4:34pm

As the others talk, Zephyr looks over to the wall, focusing on a spot where he knows a hidden camera to be. Apocalypse is watching, no question, and he's none to happy.

But, better or worse, he's already waist deep in it. He makes a few choice gestures to the camera and turns back to the others, trying to get a grip on the conversation and make himself useful.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 28, 2006, 4:37pm

"We'll worry about Cannonball later. One teammate rescue at a time."

Cold. Determined. Not going to let Roxy down again.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:39pm

Rogue nods in agreement. "Zephyr, is it? Where would Roxie be?"

Zephyr hesistates, looking at the camera one more time. Finally, he shrugs, "What more do I have to lose? This way…" Zephyr leads them into a slanting upwards ramp.

Meanwhile, outside, Dil notices Poseidon getting back to his feet.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 4:39pm

«Wait, so why is Zephyr coming inside?»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 4:41pm

[Everyone else was doing it, and he wanted to be cool. If you like, I can have him stay outside. Figured you guys might need a guide or something, though.]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:42pm

«::chuckle:: Pretty much. Also, he knew he was toast once Apocalypse caught up to him. I guess he decided that maybe, just maybe, he can still survive this is Apocalypse is defeated here»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 28, 2006, 4:43pm

"Oh. shit." Dillan scrambles to his feet at the sight of Poseidon getting up and picks a large stone off the ground.

Would I really hit the guy with a rock? He thought. Yes…yes I would.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 4:43pm

«For the record, I don't want him killed off. Or mind-controlled so that we'd have to kill him… OR mind-controlled so he could take off and disappear. Um, by that I naturally mean that I'd "prefer it" if these things didn't happen, but I'll obey the Masters' wishes. »


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:45pm

«I promise that none of the above will happen to him. All of which would be too cliche.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:46pm

«You did happen to forget what I would have considered the most likely choice, "Still working for Apocalypse and waiting to betray you all."»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 4:47pm

«Oh dear, what new horror awaits us???»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:47pm

«Honestly, I was just planning on making these one shot characters, but lasthero did a nice job giving them depth, so I plan on having them stick around in some fashion or another. Besides, I want more original characters»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:49pm

Poseidon is back on his feet and looks at Dil, "Why are you out here? Your friends all went in with that no good brother of mine to rescue that one of those no good sisters of mine."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 28, 2006, 4:49pm

What is that? It's numbed a little but it feels like…

And that right there was is. She could feel. Ship was alive and by replicating it's properties Nadia may have become tough but she replicated the ability to feel with it. A couple different implications of this passed through her head as she walked along behing Zepyr but then she settled on one.

Yay. Pain.

«Sisters. We're in for it aren't we?»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 4:49pm

«Oh, of course, I didn't do anything…

Seriously, yes, it was nicely done on his part. I'll, uh, shut up now?»

Marisol was unsure if she should get close to their leader, like she usually did, or if she should stay near Zephyr, whom he was currently very hard at work with by trying not to look at him. For some reason, she felt strangely protective of the guy.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 28, 2006, 4:52pm

"Well, your dad is in there, and he has a habit of fighting X-men…which is fine…except for the fact that my powers are almost entirely useless in battle." he paused. "I could totally whoop you though."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:52pm

«Well…there are traditionally four elements. We've seen earth, water, and air…»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 4:53pm

"Sure you can. I stand no chance against your ability to throw rocks."


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:55pm

«LOL! We really need to work on this two GM thing »

Rogue and the others make their way through Ship. It is oddly quiet and peaceful. A result of Stryker's earlier encounter, or something more sinister…


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 28, 2006, 4:56pm

Just a tiny bit outraged Dillan attempted to warp behind Posiedon and club him with the rock.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 28, 2006, 4:56pm

«There are five traditional elements, the fifth one is spirit. However, there are traditionally four horsemen, and we are fighting Pooky…maybe he considers himself spirit.»

Trying to scan for Roxanne, or Pooky, or even to talk to the ship a little. Seriously. Phenomenal psychic power…itty bitty use for it.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 4:56pm

[Heh…Apocalypse is Ma Ti from the Planeteers.]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 28, 2006, 4:57pm

«Add in a fifth sibling and we can round this mission out with a fight against Captain Planet.»

«And lasthero gets to it before I do.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Wreck on Nov 28, 2006, 4:58pm

<I swear if we end up fighting Captain Planet, this would be the best RPG ever>

<………annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd beaten by TWO posts. Goddamn>


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 4:59pm

«Yeah I know, WITCH uses five elements as well, with the fifth being "Quintessence," which is life force. I was oversimplifying»

Stryker's scan taps into Ship who is humming an odd little ditty…it sounds almost like a Celestial lullaby.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 4:59pm

«Let's not forget metal - the Chinese fifth element. Though God knows Captain Planet is so much better than that.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 5:00pm

«LOL! Sorry guys, no encounter with the fifth element. BTW, someone give Ms. Jollivich a steak NOW.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 28, 2006, 5:01pm

«Quintessence = spirit, there are some other ways to classify it too, but now I'm just being pedantic.»

Heh. Looks like the ship wants to put big blue back to sleep. Well, I'm afraid that naptime is about to be interrupted.

«I need to leave…use Stryker as needed. I think his plans are pretty transparent.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 5:02pm

«And China also replaces air with wood. Cycle of destruction. Any martial art student knows that »


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 5:03pm

[You know Captain Planet and Apocalypse have a lot in common, when you think about it. Powers that seem to change to fit the story…both believe they're doing the best for the planet…hideous disfigurations (Apocalypse's lips, Planet's mullet)]

Dillan's hidden rock throwing mutation proves useful, and Poseidon gets sent right back to la-la land.

[Didn't mean to cut in before, but it was a just a joke I had to say…]


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 5:04pm

Dil goes to check on Poseidon, who is out cold. He smiles in satisfaction…and trips over Sam's legs. The rest of his body is buried under a pretty major size chunk of rock.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 5:06pm

Zephyr leads them to an ante-chamber. He points toa large ornate door. "They will be in there….Looks like we were in time…"

Great sense of timing. The ship starts to buck wildly. At first, the New Mutants think it is taking off…but the constant quaking is apparant that Calamity is back in business.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 28, 2006, 5:08pm

"Christ." whined Dillan, picking himself up and then realizing that he had tripped over his teacher. "Cannonbal,l are you alright?"

No answer.

"Damn it." his whinning began again as he attempted to warp away the rock that had fallen on Sam. With any luck, he'd be able to reposition it on top of Poseidon, thus killing (not literally he hoped) two birds with one stone.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 5:09pm

Dil is able to warp the rock away. He pins down Poseidon, pretty carefully actually. Sam's body is pretty bashed up. His breathing is very shallow.

The ground suddenly starts lurching beneath Dil's feet.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 28, 2006, 5:12pm

“Gah! I thought Roxie was back in the driving seat!” Sephula said, lurching forwards and falling face first.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 28, 2006, 5:13pm

She's back. Calamity's coming back and she's going to kill you…probably Sam too, but then again Beast was going on about Sam being immortal some time ago. Whatever. If this is really the end of Dillan Drummond I might as well go down fighting.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 5:16pm

Rogue swings open the door. Apocalypse is standing with his back to the New Mutants. Roxie is strapped into a machine, but she is screaming in agony.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 5:17pm

"Maybe you should stay back," whispered Marisol to Zephyr, "I figure it's the least safe for you here?"


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 5:17pm

Apocalypse turns towards the New Mutants, "You are too late. But, you are safe here from the destruction going on outside. If you are smart, you will stand at my side. If not, you will die at my feet."

TO BE CONTINUED!


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Last Hero on Nov 28, 2006, 5:18pm

"Get away from her!" No thought, no plan, no way it's going to work, but it fly at Apocalypse as fast as I can with fists flying.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 28, 2006, 5:20pm

«To be continued? That's just cruel.»

Osmosis wondered briefly what it would be like to die at somebody's feet as she lunged towards Apocalypse.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 28, 2006, 5:22pm

«LOL! Yeah, I had planned to do this in two parts, but something inspired me to work water and air Roxies into the mission. So it ended up being three parts, 1) Calamity, 2) Poseidon and Zephyr (which lasthero did some great twists with), and 3) the finale.»


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 28, 2006, 5:23pm

"Yeah, I think that's a good idea." Zephyr's trying to keep it together, but he's trembling like mad and sweating rivers; half of him looks ready to run. Fortunately, the other half is staying strong.


Re: New Mutants 109 - Apocalypse…RIGHT NOW!!
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 28, 2006, 5:23pm

Marisol threw a final glance towards Zephyr before slinking away to round the hall. While the others would be keeping Apocalypse busy, she'd hopefully get to Roxanne and… well, jam her hands into the machine she was stuck in.

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