Ox Vs. Crusade

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Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marisol Morales on Aug 5, 2007, 12:20pm

Ox finds himself in COBRA-1's armory. Fairly spacious room, with lots of different weaponry lining the racks on the walls, very advanced stuff.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 6, 2007, 12:01am

Ox glances around, eying the various weapons.

"…..huh. I almost know what some of this stuff is. Almost."


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Wreck on Aug 7, 2007, 7:38am

[…..someone start this fight so Ox can get whupped already <_<]


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Aug 7, 2007, 12:47pm

« Wut? I thought I posted here? Darnit. »


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 7, 2007, 12:50pm

"You proboly know more about what anything in this room means then me."

I teleport in. Damn Thinker. I don't even know where I am.

"We could be in a room filled with weapons for all I know."


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 7, 2007, 1:00pm

"Well, that'd explain the war mace hanging on the wall. Then again, you all could keep that sort of thing in your kitchen."

Ox removes the mace, swinging it absently in circles.

"So, we going to exchange introductions, or start with the stupid and pointless fighting?"


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 7, 2007, 1:17pm

"My name is Nicholas Nephrahim, also known as Crusade."

I bow.

"And from your voice, I can tell you're the pig's copycat."


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 7, 2007, 1:34pm

"That would imply that I copied him. Given that I'd never met him before the other day when he blew up my head, that would be a little difficult."


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 7, 2007, 1:43pm

"Blew up your head? It seems to still be attached. At least from here."


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 7, 2007, 1:45pm

Ox raises an eyebrow.

"…..you're telling me you don't see anything wrong with my face? I guess that's good. It feels like it's melted into a pile of slag, but you all don't seem to keep mirrors handy. So it's hard for me to tell."


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 7, 2007, 1:57pm

"I'm slightly blind.

I point to my eyes.

Though I could proboly get fix your face if you just agree to come with me."


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 7, 2007, 2:00pm

Ox shakes his head.

"Then what? I've already had your mad scientist friend nearly kill me with nanite injections. I go with you, the odds of me staying alive sink to nothing."


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 7, 2007, 2:47pm

"And what are your chances if you try and fight me here, you think?"

I rob him of his sight.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 7, 2007, 2:53pm

Silence for a moment, as Ox frowns.

"Guess we'll find out, won't we?"

He swings the mace towards where he last saw Crusade.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 7, 2007, 3:14pm

I duck under the Mace.

"Come on. You're going to die either way. Don't you want to live a little bit longer? And fix your face? Last chance."


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 7, 2007, 3:35pm

"How about you fix my face, then we talk?"

Hitting nothing and figuring he couldn't have sidestepped, Ox swings the mace again, top to bottom this time.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 7, 2007, 3:52pm

I take a step foward, grabbing the mace at it's handle while it comes down. I'm not nearly strong enough to overpower him, but I think I caught him from surprise.

"Well then quit swining that thing around and maybe I will!"


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 7, 2007, 3:54pm

Ox pauses for a moment, then yanks the mace away.

"How about you give me my sight back and we stop the cycle of nonsense?"


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 7, 2007, 4:06pm

"Fine."

I grab his arm, as a tingleing travels up from it to his face.

"Just hold still."


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 7, 2007, 4:14pm

Ox abruptly grabs Crusade by the arm, falls back and uses the momentum to chuck him upside down into a wall.

"Yeah, nice as that may have been, I don't have a single reason to trust you. Guess I'll go hunting for a plastic surgeon after this is done with."


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 7, 2007, 4:36pm

"Hurk…"

I hit something sharp on the way down. It hurt.

"If I wanted you dead you'd alrady be Silver! Hell, I DID heal your stupid face. Look in a mirrior!"

I give him back his sight.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 7, 2007, 4:49pm

Frowning again, Ox taps the mace in his hand until it forms a small mirror.

"….well, there's a surprise. But it still doesn't change the fact that I can't very well go back with you to get dissected. That would be silly."


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 7, 2007, 6:45pm

"So you choose death. Fine."

I stand up, brushing myself off.

"I can't tell you enough how bad an idea this is. I know your power. Meanwhile, you have no idea what I can do besides some vague ideas based on my other. And from what I heard, you don't even have very good control of them anyway."

I look at him.

"And of course, I'm a Nephrahim, and you're just a filty mutant. It's not even a contest."


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 7, 2007, 7:00pm

"You can take the sight from people, which I'll warn you is probably a really bad idea, since the next time it happens I'm likely to just panic and blow both of us to bits. You can turn people to silver, according to your blabbering from 30 seconds ago. The other you can cut things. So all in all, you're right. I don't have a damn clue what the hell your power is even supposed to be."


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 7, 2007, 10:48pm

« GOD DAMNIT! I keep thinking I've posted, only to see it's gone. Is some mod messing with me!? »


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Wreck on Aug 8, 2007, 1:15am

[I have no clue <_<]


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 8, 2007, 11:16am

"Well I'm glad you agree."

I pace around a bit. Trying to descide what to do. It's not like I don't have options, but I do have too many.

"Of course, you left out the power that healed your face. But then again, that dosen't answer the question.

But we're not here to talk, are we, we're here to fight."

I begin running toward him, keeping my eyes on the lines that make up his mace.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 8, 2007, 11:35am

"I'm actually here to leave and go about my business. You're apparently here to be a dick and stop me."

He tosses the mace at Crusade's feet, which immediately explodes in a pretty impressive fireball.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 8, 2007, 11:43am

"No, I don't think I am."

I don't stop running, turning Silver as I go. The fireball pushes me back, but I do not stop.

"I think I'm under orders."


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 8, 2007, 11:49am

"From who? The mad scientist? Surely you're bright enough to realize taking orders from her is a dead end."

Ox runs a hand along the floor in front of himself. It melts and collapses in a straight line, forming a chasm between himself and Crusade.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 8, 2007, 2:54pm

"Well, yes, but it suits my purposes, of course. I mean, I don't-"

Too late he realizes what Ox did, and falls into the chasm.

« Not sure where it ends, but I could guess. »


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 8, 2007, 3:09pm

[Depends on where this armory is on the ship. He basically just tore a big hole in the floor….so I guess the most likely answer is somewhere down near the hull]


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 8, 2007, 3:18pm

Ox takes a long look down the hole.

"…..I wasn't really expecting that to work. In fact, I was more expecting to die."

He takes the opportunity to run far, far away.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 8, 2007, 7:10pm

« Hmm… I'm thinking, and having trouble figureing out how he'd climb out of the hole. »


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Wreck on Aug 8, 2007, 7:40pm

[He can cut his way out!]

[…..what?]


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 8, 2007, 8:48pm

"That."

Clink.

"Was."

Clink.

"Not."

Clink.

"Cool."

I scamper over the edge, after climbing my way up. That would have been a lot easier if I carried knives like I used to, but after I turned things silver, I stopped worrying about it. I had to dig my fingernails into the lines to climb my way up, and it's left my quite exsausted.

"Now where did you go…"


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 8, 2007, 9:15pm

Ox emerges on the opposite side of the hole from Crusade, having apparently done a complete end-around.

"Gawd, why do you all live in a frigging maze? And why are you still following me? Go away!"

He tosses exploding change across the gap, attempting to knock Crusade back into it.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 8, 2007, 9:22pm

I quickly turn around at the sound of his voice, and at seeing the object flying toward me, I kick it back, aiming for his face.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 8, 2007, 9:31pm

Tossing up his arms and managing to block the brunt of the returned pennies, Ox glares. Then fetches what looks like a laser rifle from the armory wall.

"Here, block this."

He takes aim and begins firing across the chasm.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 8, 2007, 9:36pm

« Err… How strong do you think that lazy beam is? »


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 8, 2007, 9:39pm

[I'm picturing a regular Star Wars blaster. It's gonna hurt, but shouldn't punch holes through anybody <_<]


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 8, 2007, 9:45pm

Well this sucks.

Even if it was a gun, I would have kind of been able to tell. But no. Laser beams? They don't have any lines. Before I know it I'm blasted against the far wall, sitting down from the lack of any strength in my legs.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 8, 2007, 9:50pm

Ox's expression doesn't lighten.

"Okay. Now are you gonna be good and stay down, or do I have to shift this thing into a railgun and see how much of a great big silver electricity conductor you can be?"

That was a blatant lie. He'd be lucky to make it fire pop tarts. But no need to mention that.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 9, 2007, 12:00am

"I Call."

I turn Silver, and begin turning everything around me the same. It slowly starts creeping toward Ox, and Everything else.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 9, 2007, 7:32am

"Asshole."

He tilts the gun up and fires the laser. A power cable dislodges from the roof, severing and falling onto the silver next to Crusade.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 9, 2007, 12:57pm

ZRRPP!

The cable shorts out, but not after it's sent volts and volts of electristy into Silver Crusade. He slumps agaienst the wall again, transforming back into flesh as he does. The Silver around him stays the same though, proping him up.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 9, 2007, 3:13pm

Ox levels the gun at his head.

"We can keep doing this all day. Or I can leave. Call it."


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Aug 9, 2007, 3:21pm

Crusade does not respond. Nor does he look up, or move at all. Besides a steady in and out of his breatheing.


Re: Ox vs. Crusade
Post by Marty "Ox" Banks on Aug 9, 2007, 3:26pm

"I reiterate. You're an asshole."

Marty's finger tightens on the trigger. Then, after a moment, he raises the gun.

"But you did fix my face. I guess I owe you. Sort of."

He steadily backs up, never removing Crusade from his sight. Then he heads out through the far door again and vanishes.


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