The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV – The Secrets of the Lamp

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The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 12:29pm

The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV – The Secrets of the Lamp:

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Cover Art: The Hellions stand exasperated as two green legs are in the reader’s view, the shadow from them being cast over the Hellions.

What a Wonderful Life: – The Hellions begin their hunt for the fragments of lamp, in a mad dash to get there before Jafar does. To fail would be to doom the omniverse itself!

The caption reads: It is not what outside, but what is inside that counts; A diamond in the rough.

Written by: Grant Morrison, Irene Mechi, Jonathan Roberts and Roger Allers.
Pencillers: Art Mawhinney and Adrienne Adams.
Colorists: Tom Smith and Jason Keith (cover art).

Release Date: Friday 10th, tentatively timed at 12-1 PM Central (variable: player availability).


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 12:37pm

[Check in when you want. We'll start proper at 1.30 Central, though.

This feels appropriate;

[Aladdin:] Gotta keep
One jump ahead of the breadline
One swing ahead of the sword
I steal only what I can't afford
( That's Everything! )

One jump ahead of the lawmen
That's all, and that's no joke
These guys don't appreciate I'm broke

[Crowd:] Riffraff! Street rat! Soundrel! Take that!

[Aladdin:] Just a little snack, guys
[Crowd:] Rip him open, take it back, guys
[Aladdin:] I can take a hint, gotta face the facts
You're my only friend, Abu!
[Crowd:] Who?
He's become a a one-man rise in crime
I'd blame parents except he hasn't got 'em
[Aladdin:] Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat
Tell you all about it when I got the time!

One jump ahead of the slowpokes
One skip ahead of my doom
Next time gonna use a nom de plume
One jump ahead of the hitmen
One hit ahead of the flock
I think I'll take a stroll around the block

[Crowd:] Stop, thief! Vandal! Outrage! Scandal!

[Aladdin:] Let's not be too hasty
[Lady:] Still I think he's rather tasty
[Aladdin:] Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat
Otherwise we'd get along
[Crowd:] Wrong!

[Aladdin:] One jump ahead of the hoofbeats
(Vandal!)
One hop ahead of the hump
(Street rat!)
One trick ahead of disaster
(Scoundrel!)
They're quick, but I'm much faster
(Take that!)
Here goes, better throw my hand in
Wish me happy landin'
All I gotta do is jump.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 12:38pm

[And, I'm here after all. Yay]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 12:38pm

«Beta's here!»


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 12:40pm

«yello, Squirrel girl again, unless Lasty wants to use her.»


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 12:40pm

[If this seems a little rushed and ill-thought… well, I'm just in rush to get out of Disney >_>. It was just a bad idea.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Jesse "Masstress" Buchanon on Aug 13, 2007, 12:46pm

«Yar.»


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 12:46pm

"A lamp? Well, we could find one over in the market. They aren't hard to find," Kayla tells them.

Impy pops into view with a magnifying glass, scanning the floor. "Hm… me smells magicks afoot!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 12:48pm

"Well it has to be a magic one and it doesn't look like they're any squirrels here, hmmm…"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 12:49pm

"Yeah, how many magical lamps could there possibly be around here?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 12:49pm

"A magic lamp? I knew you were wizards! I don't know where you could find any magic lamps. Oh! Actually, there's this story, but it's probably not true…."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 12:51pm

"We're not wizards. No scars on our foreheads, see?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 12:51pm

[By the way, I didn't just pick up randomly :P. I picked up from the Pre-Mission topic.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 12:52pm

Kayla frowns slightly.

"If you aren't wizards, why do you need magic lamps?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 12:55pm

"I'm not all that sure…I came really late to this story. We're actually looking to stop an evil wizard."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Jesse "Masstress" Buchanon on Aug 13, 2007, 12:56pm

"Can't we just punch the shit out of him, like we do to everything?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:00pm

"Oh, right," she replies, looking a little surprised, a little amused. "You're not wizards, you're just a little crazy. Well, it would be rude of me not to help, especially after you bought all of my flowers.

"Um… there's this story about a magic lamp that can grant any wish, hidden in some sort of stone tiger, and it's meant to be real hard to get to. Is that the sort of thing you're looking for?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 1:01pm

"That's the one isn't it guys? Now lets get to it before the evil Jafar does."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 1:04pm

"Unless this place has a lot of magic lamps, I'd say that sounds right!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 1:05pm

"Y'know, that really doesn't explain why the lamp finding doohickey glows when YOU'RE nearby."

Wreck holds up his shard of the lamp.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:07pm

"Um… no? What does?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 1:12pm

"Well…"

She tilts her head to the side.

"I got nuthin."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:13pm

[Nothing's happened yet, Grey - it just picked up from the pre-mission. Nothing's happened yet because the mission is actually starting in a few, so you haven't missed anything.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:13pm

"What is that thing, anyway?" She tilts her head to one side, perfectly mirroring Squirrel Girl.

"Oh, um… guys? There's only one problem. I don't know where it is. The tiger, that is. I don't even know if it's real."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 1:15pm

"Um, it's something that glows when there are nearby pieces of the lamp. It started glowing up a storm when you came near it. Sooooooooo…..I'm inclined to think you're either a lamp in disguise, or you accidentally ate a lamp at sometime in the near past."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:17pm

"Um… I'm not a lamp. Would I know if I'm a lamp? I don't think I'm a lamp. And I certainly haven't eaten one lately. You'd have to be pretty silly to eat a lamp - I mean, the brass would just hurt and it wouldnt' taste nice, and all the lighting oil would be… ugh."

Impy smacks Wreck around the head with the magnifying glass.

"Too late, too late! Tsk, and you didn't even get started."

A pot hurls itself at Squirrel Girl. Oddly, a pot with a goatee.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 1:19pm

"Good Golly Gosh!"

She tries grabbing the pot as it flies at her.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:19pm

A couple of goateed pots hop over to the group (something surprising in itself seeing as they don't have any legs…).

"Get outta here! We don't want your sort around!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:20pm

The pot squirms in her grasp, but her super squirrel grip keeps it from getting free.

"Get your grubby mitts offa me, you damn dirty squirrel!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 1:20pm

"Our sort?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 1:20pm

Dominic looks at the pots and at the others, "Any suggestions?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:21pm

The boss pot narrows his eyes and looks around shiftily, before lowering his voice to respond to Squirrel Girl.

"Outsiders."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 1:22pm

"Yeah, well, tell us where the pieces of the lamp are and we'll go away. Otherwise we're sort of stuck here."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 1:22pm

Then to the pot.

"I'd have you know, squirrels aren't dirty. They take great pride in their cleaniness, isn't that right Tippy Toe?"

Tippy Toe nods vehemently.

"Now apologize."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:24pm

"Tell you where the lamp is?"

It glances back at the other post and they hop over to each other, forming a huddle, whispering to each other. After a few moments, they hop back over to the group.

"No."

One smashes itself over Wreck's head.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:25pm

"NEVER!" The pot who was talking to Squirrel Girl shouts, and it hops up into the air, turning itself over and trapping Tippy Toe inside it.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 1:26pm

Wreck blinks momentarily. Then draws his guns and opens fire on a few of the nearest pots.

"I am very sick of things hitting me in the head today. Be good or die!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 1:26pm

"Hey!"

Squirrel girl takes a swipe at the pot.

"Release Tippy Toe, you mean ol'bully!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:27pm

A hail of bullets riddles a pot, and the others look on in horror.

"Poticide! That's sick man! That's just sick! Get him! Avenge our fallen bretherin!"

A few more pots leap on Wreck, bowling him over.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 1:28pm

Dominic makes a tight beam towards the top of the pot, "Hey!! Let go of our…mascot?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:28pm

The pot that trapped Tippy Toe rolls over, letting him out.

"Okay… you don't have to be so mean about it… pots have feelings too, you know…."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:29pm

[… you don't know your own character's name, Mike :P. Damien is my character. Yours is Dominic.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 1:30pm

Tippy Toe runs back to Squirrel Girl.

"Aww… Alright. You're not so bad. You'd have to be more polite next time though."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:32pm

The pot rolls back to the right side, and does… something that almost looks like it's bowing its head. Only it doesn't have a head.

"I'm sorry…."

Its goatee manages to twirl.

"AMBUSH!"

A couple of pots bowl Dominic and Squirrel Girl over from behind.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 1:32pm

«::chuckle:: Sorry about that. I was talking to my sister on the phone about her wedding invite, and she was asking what my cousin Damien's girlfriend's name was»


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:34pm

[Ah, right ::). Yeah, that happens to me all the time. I hear something or say something while writing or typing and I occasionally end up writing or typing it by accident.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 1:34pm

Dom takes a pot to the chest and says, "I've had just about enough of that. You guys are breakable, do you really want to see what I can do to you?" Dom's hands crackle with energy.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 1:34pm

Wreck fights back feebly for a moment, before folding his arms and tossing a disintegration field around himself.

"Even the talking pots won't just calm down and behave."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:35pm

The hop over to each other in another huddle. A moment later, they separate, and glance at Dominic and Wreck, taking a moment to study them.

"Eep! The damn humie's gonna make good on it! Retreeeeeeeeeat! Retreeeeeeeeat!"

After a few hops away from the group, they collectively 'trip' over and all smash.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 1:36pm

"Ah!"

She swipes the pots nearest to her.

"Not that's just gosh darned rude!"

Then they smash.

"Are they…"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:39pm

No movement comes from the pots, indicating that they are very much 'dead'.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 1:40pm

"Okay, that was entirely pointless. And….weird."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 1:40pm

Now she's visibly upset, they may be pots, evil pots no less, but they didn't deserve to die.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 1:41pm

Dom smiles, "Yeah, that is what you get for messing with the Hellions." He nods to Squirrel Girl, "I think Tippy Toe is safe now!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 1:42pm

"Yeah, she safe and sound."

Tippy Toe nuzzles against her.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:44pm

There’s some noise further down the way, and a shout comes down from there;

"It came from over here!"

It seems that the noise from their little scuffle has drawn the attention of some of the city guards, who make their way over to them, but… they’re red. And they have goatees. And they have golden bands around their wrists.

If any of the Hellions bother to turn around (which is probably unlikely, with the guards at their front), they might notice some giant eyes in the wall behind them, before they blink and disappear.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 1:45pm

"Um, this is probably very bad. I think Evil Genie Guy found us before we found him."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 1:45pm

"We'd better get moving quick. The local police seem to be taking an interest in our handiwork."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:46pm

[Sorry if I’ve been a little delayed with my updates, or if I will be – I’m taking care of my niece at the moment, and she’s very… temperamental :). And has very large lungs.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 1:47pm

"But aren't the police suppose to be the good guys?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 1:48pm

"We kind of just committed an accidental act of pot-i-cide. And we stand out a little. Plus, they don't look friendly." He reaches out for Squirrel Girl's hand, "Do you trust me?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:49pm

Aug 13, 2007, 1:48pm, beta wrote:He reaches out for Squirrel Girl's hand, "Do you trust me?"

[Just be-ee yourself!]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 1:49pm

"Well of course I do."

She took his hand.

"And they don't look too friendly…"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 1:50pm

Wreck tries throwing up an entropy wall between them and the incoming guards.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:50pm

The lead guard points his sword at the Hellions, and the rest charge them, crushing the remains of the pots underfoot. And the goatees. There's a lot of goatee twirling, even though they aren't touching them. Oh, and evil laughs. Every villain/henchman needs a good one - just ask Jafar. I think it was in the Hercules animated show that he said that, though.

[Accidentally deleted it >_>.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 1:50pm

Dom takes off with Squirrel Girl, "Hopefully the others get the idea here!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:50pm

The field has no noticable effect on them, and one runs Wreck through with a sword.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:51pm

A guard steps into Dominic's path and swings at him with the sword. Still laughing evilly, and the goatee is still magically twirling itself.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 1:52pm

Dom screams, "NO!!" He hasn't had a chance to look over the files or anything, and doesn't know about Wreck's powers. He fires a blast at the sword.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 1:52pm

Dom is focused on helping Wreck and doesn't realize he's under attack himself.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 1:53pm

"Don't worry bout Wreck, he's watchamatcallit immortal."

She swipes Dominic's attacker.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:53pm

The sword doesn’t shatter, but it’s knocked out of the guard’s grasp, who turns angrily and rushes Dominic, just in time for his neck to get into the way of the blade coming down on Dominic. Talk about a mistiming.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:54pm

A fair deal distracted by slicing his friend’s head off, Squirrel Girl gets the hit in and the guard reels back, clutching his eyes.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 1:55pm

"Seriously?" Dom looks back to see the guard get beheaded, "Whoa!" Dom's eyes go wide, "That is just sick!!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 1:56pm

"Not so ruff n tuff now? Swinging a sword at my friends."

She sends a kick at him as he reels back. She hasn't noticed the other dead guard yet.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 1:57pm

"Not….really. I….that….HURTS!"

Wreck slaps his hands on the ground and tries to dissolve a large pit out of it so the guards will fall in.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:57pm

Even Squirrel Girl's super squirrel agility doesn't help her when the guard gets his bearings back, grabs her by the leg she's trying to kick him with, and swings her into Dominic.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:58pm

Two of the guards fall into the pit - one alive, and one headless - leaving the last one to throw his sword and Wreck's leg out of frustration, taking it off.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 1:58pm

Dom tries to catch her, more concerned about her than his own chances of getting hurt here.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 1:59pm

Dominic catches her, and he doesn't come out of it too badly either when he slams into the floor - he'll be a little sore, though.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 1:59pm

"Wah!"

Tippy toe tries to jump on the guard's face.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 2:00pm

Tippy Toe distracts the guard enough for him to fall into the pit with the rest of the guards.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 2:00pm

"Ow…"

Seeing Dom under her, she gets off.

"Are you alright?!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 2:00pm

Tippy toes jumps off as he falls and stands triumphant.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 2:04pm

Kayla stands in the midst of it all, apparently completely unharmed. Unlooked at, even.

"Um… does this have something to do with the lamp?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 2:06pm

"Yeah, I think it…."

Wreck tries to stand, only to find he's still missing a leg and topples straight onto his face instead.

"….does."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 2:06pm

Dom nods, "Yeah…a little bruised, but I'll make it!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 2:07pm

Tippy toe runs towards Kayla tries sniffing out where the lamp shard is if she has it.

Squirrel girl turns to Domenic and helps him up.

"Good, you were brave back there."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 2:07pm

She picks up Wreck's leg, handing it to him.

"You, uh… you dropped… your… leg…."

[Wreck has the shard.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 2:08pm

[Yes but it glows when she's near them, she might have a shard around her… maybe.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 2:11pm

Dom blushes slightly, "Thanks! I think you saved my life when that guy tried to cut my head off!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 2:11pm

The wall opens it eyes again, and pulls arms out from under the ground, warping to lift the ground and wrap around the Hellions, grabbing them with its hands.

"Now, now. You aren't acting like very gracious guests, are you?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 2:12pm

Dom tries to punch a hole into the ground with a blast.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 2:12pm

"Not really."

Wreck tosses his severed leg at the wall, wrapping it in an entropy field as it flies.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 2:15pm

The wall warps to open up a hole to let the leg pass through, and it drops Wreck, bringing its fist down on him, flattening him.

The blasts forces a hole into the ground, and the anthropomorphic wall responds by hurling Dominic up into the air. A man/boy on a carpet catches him in the air, setting him down safely on the side.

"What the hell is happening to the city…."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 2:15pm

"Are you the big bully who started all this?"

She tries freeing herself.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 2:17pm

"You wouldn't believe me if I tried explaining it. Mind dropping me back by my friends?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 2:17pm

"Not really."

He throws Squirrel Girl into the ground. Her fall is cushioned by Wreck's remains.

"I'm just the bouncer."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 2:17pm

Reforming, Wreck makes a very Sideshow Bob-like grunt of irritation.

"I think we have an evil genie infestation. I guess you wouldn't be so kind as to help out with it?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 2:18pm

Aug 13, 2007, 2:17pm, beta wrote:"You wouldn't believe me if I tried explaining it. Mind dropping me back by my friends?"

"Not a problem. Carpet?"

The carpet scoops him up and sets off, Aladdin jumping onto the carpet as it flies back over. As soon as they hop off, it takes off again, flying rings around the wall to distract it.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 2:19pm

Aug 13, 2007, 2:17pm, Wreck wrote:Reforming, Wreck makes a very Sideshow Bob-like grunt of irritation.

"I think we have an evil genie infestation. I guess you wouldn't be so kind as to help out with it?"

"Evil genie? But genies can't be evil. There are rules."

[AFK for a moment. Possibly.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 2:19pm

She rolls off Wreck as he reforms.

"Sorry Wreck. Was that Aladdin?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 2:21pm

"Either that or some other kid on a flying carpet that just happened to be in the neighborhood."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Jesse "Masstress" Buchanon on Aug 13, 2007, 2:22pm

"Maybe it was Kelly Ripa?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 2:24pm

"Hi. Right here, no need to talk about me like I'm not. Wall's completely full of itself, it's ugly, and it's wearing a really stupid goatee, so I'm guessing this has something to do with Jafar. I can't do much off of Carpet - someone want to hit it while it's distracted?"

Abu jumps off of his shoulder and hops over to Tippy Toe, inspecting him.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by beta on Aug 13, 2007, 2:25pm

Dominic blasts following Aladdin's distraction.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 2:27pm

The blast punches a hole through the wall's 'face', and while its goatee twirling starts to slow, it looks like it's still got some juice, because it doesn't settle entirely yet, and gives Dominic a backhand.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 2:28pm

Squirrel girl leaps and kicks the wall.

Then Domenic gets the backhand.

"HEY! DON'T HURT MY FRIENDS!"

Tippy Toe inspects Abu, couching on all fours. Half cautious, half curious.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 2:29pm

Wreck grows irritated by the twirling goatee and tries to melt it directly.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 2:30pm

The wall falls at the might of Squirrel Girl's… squirrel kick, and it collapses at the same time as its goatee melts.

Abu turns his nose up at Tippy Toe snootily, and hops back over to Aladdin, just as the floor starts to rock.

"Uh… whoever you guys are, we should all probably get out of the city, right now! Everyone who can get on to Carpet, do that! Whoever's got the best chance of getting out without carpet should do that instead, because there's only room for about three of you!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 2:33pm

Upon the wall collapsing, Doreen tries to find Dominic again. While Tippy Toe does a small hrumph and haughtily runs back to her shoulder.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 2:34pm

"You all go right ahead. I'll catch up….likely by causing my own death 400 times, but whatever."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 2:35pm

The floor continues to rock, as if trying to buck everyone standing on it off.

"Anyone who's getting on should do it now!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Jesse "Masstress" Buchanon on Aug 13, 2007, 2:38pm

Jesse weighs down everybody's feet. Nobody needs to be kicked off and fall on their head.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 2:41pm

[Assuming that people actually get on Carpet….]

Carpet takes off, just as the ground crumbles beneath them, shifting the space beneath around to create a chasm, and doesn't set them down until they’re out of the city, in the desert.

[Sorry – AFK for about fifteen, maybe twenty minutes. I think.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 2:45pm

"Wowee, never been on a carpet ride before. What's wrong Tippy toe?"

Tippy Toe was glowering in Abu's direction.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 2:54pm

[Alright, back.]

Aladdin turns to them as soon as they’re a safe distance from the city, Carpet setting down.

"I don’t know what you’re at Agrabah for, but whatever it is, you’re probably best off getting as far away as possible now that Jafar has that kind of power. Things aren’t exactly going to be fun."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 2:58pm

«Is Kayla with us?»


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 2:59pm

[Yeah.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 3:02pm

"Oh we know about Jafar… say… do you know about this tiger thing and where we can find a magic lamp?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 3:03pm

"Well, according to our loon of a tourguide, we can't exactly go anywhere until we gather up what's left of the lamp. And dropping us off right next to the pieces would be way too easy."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 3:07pm

"A lamp? … yes, I know exactly what you’re talking about – I got the lamp from there in the first place, but after freeing- it’s a long story, but if it’s going to be anywhere, it’s going to be in the Tiger Trove. I’m not sure that it would be a good idea to take you-"

He pauses, looking at Carpet, taking a moment to contemplate it.

"Carpet wouldn’t let you ride him if you weren’t trustworthy. Alright, I know the place. Get on Carpet –" he gestures at Wreck. "You can follow, right? With that… weird thing you were doing?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 3:09pm

"Uh huh. It feels like jumping into a vat of acid every time I do it, but whatever."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 3:11pm

"I… kind of didn't want to know that. Everyone else, get on."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 3:13pm

[AFK a moment.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 3:14pm

"Okie dokie."

She gets on the carpet.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 3:26pm

[Back.]

"And a-waaaaay we go!"

He gives a sharp tug on Carpet’s tussles, and it shoots forwards. After about ten minutes of flight, it sets down outside the stone Tiger, its mouth wide open.

"Okay, if Jafar’s warping things over at the city, you need to keep an eye out here, because –"

The giant stone tiger gives a very large growl, and pushes itself up, two stone golems rising out of the ground.

"That isn’t good."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 3:33pm

After a few moments, Wreck materializes, laying facefirst in the sand.

"…..funnily enough, I don't think I really want to look up and see what that growling is."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 3:35pm

Doreen slashes one golem, as Tippy Toe starts chirping angrily.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 3:39pm

Not even Squirrel Girl’s amazing squirrel claws can harm the golems because… well, they’re made of rock. The tiger is about to squash her, when Kayla flinches and shouts out;

"Rukh jaho!"

The tiger freezes for a moment, and she uncovers her face.

"What the…?"

Aladdin hops onto Carpet and grabs Squirrel Girl by the arm.

"Come on, that’s not going to hold! We need to get inside while we can – at least one person should probably keep it busy when it unfreezes!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 3:45pm

'I guess I can do that. What am I good for except blocking with my face?"

Wreck teleports again and lands on top of the tiger's head, shooting entropy bullets straight down.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Aug 13, 2007, 3:46pm

«Recap?»


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 3:47pm

The bullets tear into the Tiger, but it just seems to reform around it, taking a slightly more sandy form in what it reforms. One of the Golems tears the arm off of the other, and throws it through Wreck, knocking him off of the Tiger. The other Golem picks up the arm, refitting it.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 3:47pm

[PM on your Reflex account has pretty much all you need.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Aug 13, 2007, 3:47pm

«kk, brb»


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Aug 13, 2007, 3:48pm

«Send one to my Shaman while you're at it»


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 3:50pm

[All you really need to know right is that Aladdin just took them to the Tiger Trove that he finds the lamp in the first time around, to find the lamp. The Tiger just came to life, and two stone Golems came out of the ground. Aladdin grabbed Squirrel Girl and took her into the Tiger, and the rest are dealing with the Golems and the Tiger outside.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Aug 13, 2007, 3:50pm

I try to get close enough to a Golem to liquefy it.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Shaman on Aug 13, 2007, 3:51pm

Shaman flies in and tries to hurl one of the Golems up into the air

"Sorry for being late, found an opium den."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 3:51pm

As they go into the tiger.

"Wah! Where are we going?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 3:52pm

Casey manages to liquefy the Golem, but not before receiving a hard backhand, throwing him back. The Golem flows towards him in its liquefied form.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Aug 13, 2007, 3:54pm

Staggered by the impact. I take a few seconds to catch my breath.

Should have figured he wouldn't take kindly to that…

I wait for him to get in range, then I try to liquefy the ground (while remaining in contact with it) and then solidifying it once the golem sinks in.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 3:54pm

"You wanted the lamp, right? We’re going and getting it!" As soon as they get into the Tiger, Carpet hits the wall, and they both fall in. Aladdin scrambles to his feet, pulling Squirrel Girl up, too.

"Come on, it’s just past here!"

Shaman hurls the Golem up, but it detaches its arm and hurls it at him first, striking his shield at his chest.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Aug 13, 2007, 3:55pm

«So who's inside?»


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 3:56pm

[Bluh? I thought he couldn't affect the same thing twice that quickly?]

Again, the Golem gets a shot in before it solidifies, managing to form a fist and deliver a hard uppercut on Casey, before it freezes in place.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 3:56pm

[Squirrel Girl.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 3:56pm

"Alright! Lets go and stop Jafar!"

She goes in the direction Aladdin indicated.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Shaman on Aug 13, 2007, 3:57pm

Shaman tries to catch the arm with his TK but winds up spinning back through the air for several yards before coming to a stop and holding the arm in his TK field.

"You like playing catch, huh?"

He tries to rip it into two and slam the Golem with the two sides, one on each side, sandwiching him.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 3:59pm

As they reach the lamp and Squirrel Girl grabs it, Abu leaps off of Aladdin’s shoulder and grabs a gem… off of a monkey statue.

"Not again…."

Things are a little different to how Aladdin remembers, though. The statue comes to life, and leaps at them, swiping Aladdin away, and striking out at Squirrel Girl.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 4:01pm

The pieces of the arm just merge into the Golem’s form, and it sprouts a new arm, wearing what almost looks like a smirk. It returns the favour by slamming a punch against Shaman’s jaw, knocking him up and away.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Aug 13, 2007, 4:02pm

Aug 13, 2007, 3:56pm, Meisha "Muse" Aisha wrote:[Bluh? I thought he couldn't affect the same thing twice that quickly?]

Again, the Golem gets a shot in before it solidifies, managing to form a fist and deliver a hard uppercut on Casey, before it freezes in place.

«Ouch, it's terrible when you forget your characters own limitations. Especially when YOU created them for a reason. You're 100% right he can't affect a substance again once he lets go. So in his instance, he wouldn't be able to affect the golem. I'll edit my post to try to correct this faux pas»


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 4:03pm

[Eh, it's okay :). Just Dillon screwing with time and reality this time. All the way from over in Britain!]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 4:03pm

Squirrel girl tries leaping over the statue and swiping. Hey at least the place isn't melting. Tippy Toe chirps angrily at Abu.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 4:04pm

Aladdin kicks a shaky pillar into the statue, buying them a moment after it staggers away from the swipes. The place finally starts shaking, and the structures seem to melt into each other.

"You’ve got the lamp now! Just get out!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Aug 13, 2007, 4:07pm

«Eh… there enough left that I should bother jumping in? If so, Recap?»

«Also, may be a little on/off.»


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 4:07pm

"Not without you!"

She jumps and tries grabbing Aladdin and pulling the both of them out of there, holding the lamp in her mouth.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 4:09pm

[It's pretty much about to be over, but you can wrestle with the giant stone Tiger from the Tiger Trove come to life, if you want.

Inanimate objects start shifting around, and assailing the Hellions. The guards are all refitted with golden bands around their wrists, and with goatees on their faces. Screw that, even the inanimate objects have goatees. It’s evil land. Goatees for all. The place starts twisting and turning, and eventually, Aladdin swoops down on the carpet and catches someone who’s been thrown up, setting them down, getting them to leave the city.

After a conversation on how the city’s gone to hell, he finds out what they want, and leads them to the tiger trove. The tiger is animated by Jafar’s power, and it rears, attacking them. Stone golems rise around the tiger, attacking them. Kayla freezes the tiger with a word, and Aladdin leads Squirrel Girl inside to find the lamp. Inside the tiger, they are assaulted by a stone monkey when they get near the lamp.

Everyone else is outside, fighting the golems and the Tiger Trove.]


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 4:10pm

He pushes her off.

"Carpet’ll get me out, and I’ll just slow you down, now go!"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 4:11pm

"Al-Alright!"

Doreen starts moving out, leaping, moving as fast as she can with the lamp.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 4:13pm

Doreen manages to make her way out to the scene of the Golems – one immobilised – and the Tiger fighting the Hellions. Just as the Tiger is about to shut his mouth, Carpet flies Aladdin out. The Tiger decides that it’s not up to sinking beneath the sand, though, and swipes at Doreen.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Aug 13, 2007, 4:13pm

«AFK one sec…gotta do something to my dad's laptop.»


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 4:14pm

Tippy Toe gives another chirp.

"What? Oh!"

She tries leaping out of the way.


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 4:15pm

[Actually, this is probably best being over now.]

Kayla glances at the Tiger and bites her lip before shouting out again.

"Rukh jaho!"

She stares at it in shock when it freezes.

"Whoa. It worked again. Can we go, please?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Shaman on Aug 13, 2007, 4:18pm

Shaman rubs his jaw and flies in after them


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Wreck on Aug 13, 2007, 4:18pm

"I knew it. You are a lamp."


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Aug 13, 2007, 4:19pm

"Is everyone all right?"


Re: The Hellions #20 – Interlude IV
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Aug 13, 2007, 4:23pm

[Post Mission Social and Criticism Topic.]


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