X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn

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X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 8:24am

[[Smasher calls together whoever is joining him on his mission of reve..err..justice. The Juber is about to set out, but the X-Pats will not be aboard. The plan is to meet back up with the Juber after their mission is complete.]]

[[Rogue is wearing Shi'ar battle armor and . Lila Cheney is standing in the corner watching the proceedings quietly. She keeps pulling a small Shi'ar laser weapon from her pocket and making sure it's charged.]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 8:28am

I step into the room and- whoa… whoa. Rogue looks… scary. I think I'll stay over this side, a little away from her, especially with my tendency to irritate her…

Aaaaaaaaand, Lila Cheney.

"Why do I feel like someone's playing a joke on me?"

With my affinity for corners, I've ended up right next to her. After saying that, of course… I'm not going to say that that close to her.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 10, 2007, 8:30am

[Have to run to the bank, be back in about twenty.]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 8:34am

Lila glances at Damien, and smiles slightly, "How much they paying you for this gig?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 8:36am

"Paying me? Wait, you’re getting paid? Can I get paid too? I want to get paid!"

Not that I need it, but hey, equal opportunities, etc… or does that not apply in space? Eh.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 8:38am

Lila shakes her head, "And this is why it's so much better to be an independet contractor than a superhero. Imperial Guard Trainees get paid a little bit, but it ain't much. I had to loan one of them money to get his girlfriend an engagement ring."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 8:39am

"Well, I’m not getting engaged any time soon, so I’m fine for that. At least I think so… am I? No, I’m pretty sure I’m not. I think I’d know. Then again…"

And somehow in the shades and colourings of crazy, I forgot my manners…

"Oh, hi. I’m Damien. Not, uh… no demonics or anything, just Damien."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 8:43am

"Lila Cheney! Intergalactic rock star and part time teleporter for hire! So…teleporting into the heart of Kree space…you guys looking for a quick way to commit suicide?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 8:47am

"I know," I smile. "I do way too much reading, and the X-men have a file on just about everything. As for the suicide bit…. Well, I think I already worked through my death wish issues when I got shot in the head, so I’m not too sure. It could be something to do. Or, conversely, to not do; I suppose it could work either way. I’ll probably have to get back to you on whether or not I’m looking for a quick way… of course, I could just jettison myself out into the near vacuum, I suppose that would do it. Wait, if I do that, I’ll never be able to get the second release of the Citizen Kane S.E.!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 8:52am

"A reader and a film buff! And you only know my music because of files?? You definitely need to spend more time outside!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 9:14am

"Maybe, but then I wouldn’t be quite as nutty. And I think it’s endearing, don’t you?" I tilt my head to the side, considering the time that I do spend out. "I do spend a fair amount of time out… but it’s kind of the wrong type. More along the lines of more unpaid vigilantism. Fun. Or, in some cases, slightly less than. And I’ve heard your stuff, actually. I could say ‘at least it’s not Dazzler’, but that would apply to most things not called ‘My Chemical Romance’. No, it’s pretty good. Yours, not there's. There's is more 'please, put something through my skull so I don't have to hear anymore'."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 11:07am

«Too late?»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 11:14am

[Nothing's even happened yet :P.]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 11:15am

«Wasn't sure, used to the solicit being the first post.»

Fang wandered in staying on the cieling.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 11:17am

[Wait… this is a mission?

Huh.

Remind me not to log in when in a chemistry lesson…]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Protoman on Jul 10, 2007, 11:19am

«Kalvin's here, but I gotta run out for a few minutes at some point.»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 11:26am

Jul 10, 2007, 11:15am, Sir Nathaniel/Fang wrote:«Wasn't sure, used to the solicit being the first post.»

Fang wandered in staying on the cieling.

«Hav tends to do that, not me. I always do them seperate.»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 11:36am

[[Smasher settles everyone down and starts to speak]]

"All right, team, here's what Curt and I were able to get from Hobgoblin. The Hala Guard is still in the developing process. It's a small group housed in one of Hala's moons. The most dangerous threat there is Neutron. I will handle him."

Smasher holds up small skin patches, "These are stun units. Real simple device, that we shouldn't have because of about a dozen different treaties. Slap it on an exposed part of your opponent, and they will collapse immediately. We only have a handful, so be careful with them…"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 11:40am

"No disintegrator guns?" I ask quietly enough that it doesn't escape my corner. "Aw…"

I raise my hand.

"Hi. Here. Question. Where do I sign up for the suicide run? I'm good at that."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 11:41am

"T'sss…..My venom be enough as is?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 11:45am

«I will answer questions in a second, just posting some profiles»

Hussar and Warstar can be found in cerebro

Neutron

Fang (the one we are dealing with is a new character and a female of this species…the fourth to serve in the Imperial Guard)

Also, there is a Kree called Plaztia, but very little is known about her.

And no amount of persation could get Hobgoblin to talk about who the team leader is.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 11:46am

[*cries*]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Protoman on Jul 10, 2007, 11:48am

"Husssar….bitch…"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 11:48am

To Damien - Smasher shakes his head, "We need at least a few of them alive. Too many in the Council refuse to acknowledge the threat here, so information is our best weapon right now. Remember, this mission is not technically approved by the Council, though the Empress supports us here…not like we're allowed to admit to that."

To Fang - "I honestly have no idea if you'd be able to even get venom into Neutron's skin. We'll just have to play things by ear…"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 10, 2007, 11:51am

«I'm here and would like to take part, but I haven't gotten around to reading all of the missions that I've missed yet. Any chance I could get a very brief recap of just the details I need to know to play?»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 11:51am

I turn to Lila, looking a little confused.

"Wait, did he take that seriously? He took that seriously, didn't he? Wow… do they not have sarcasm in space? 'cause I've got to say, if they don't, that just isn't going to work for me."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Protoman on Jul 10, 2007, 11:54am

"….can I have Hussar? Please?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 11:56am

["No, you had your chance and turned her down."]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 11:59am

«Okay, fast recap: Brood's third attack against Juber was fended off by Deathbird and Kree forces. In return, she demanded that the Kree be released from the Shi'ar empire's control. Since then, rogue elements in the Kree Empire (including traitorous Imperial Guard members) have committed terrorist attacks against the Empire, including poisoning Rapt and Nic. Smasher has gathered up some heroes from Earth, and others to join in the fight against this "Hala Guard." This attack is unsanctioned by the Shi'ar Council who are trying to resolve everything in peaceful means, but Lilandra is behind us»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:00pm

[I think that Smasher's first few posts here should be enough, TEO.]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:00pm

[Or that :P.]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:02pm

Smasher seems cautious, "Kalvin, if you are certain you can take down Hussar, you definitely deserve first crack at her. She was your first instructor on the Auxilary…"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:04pm

Well, there's a good chance that his overconfidence might sink him…


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 10, 2007, 12:06pm

«Leave for a couple months and the team goes to hell ;D. Thanks.»

I look over my stun patches curiously…

"Hmm… think these might have a greater effect if the payload being used were, say, roughly the size of a five foot tall thirteen year old girl?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:13pm

Smasher thinks about it. "Could work. Problem is that once the patch is removed, they will get right back up. But, if you can stop them long enough to apply a small patch, that should work nicely. Osmosis, right? Nice thinking!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 10, 2007, 12:14pm

I walk out of my room and enter this one. Guess I overslept. Wonder if they'll send me back to Earth for that. Wonder if I can cripple them before they get the chance. Heh.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 12:15pm

"T'p…Same place as the Snake spot?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:15pm

"You missed most of the briefing, Tank!" Smasher doesn't seem all that annoyed by this. He's not exactly big on discipline.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:15pm

[Hahahaha!]

"Hey, look. It's the Thing wannabe. Remember me?"

I turn to Lila with a whisper.

"Uhm… how quick are you to jump?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:17pm

Jul 10, 2007, 12:15pm, Sir Nathaniel/Fang wrote:"T'p…Same place as the Snake spot?"

«Missing this…»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:18pm

Lila says, "Fast enough to get my self out of here when he tries to kill you."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 10, 2007, 12:18pm

"Yeah, the trip took a lot outta me."

I start stretching…

*Yaaaaaaaaaawn!*

And backhand the little kid in the goggles.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 10, 2007, 12:18pm

« ^5 »


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 12:19pm

Duck!


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:19pm

"Nice to know you've got my back, rockstar."

I grab onto his hand, letting the backhand carry me rather than hit me, then vault over him.

"Tut, tut… behave!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 12:20pm

Jul 10, 2007, 12:17pm, watcher wrote:
Jul 10, 2007, 12:15pm, Sir Nathaniel/Fang wrote:"T'p…Same place as the Snake spot?"

«Missing this…»

«I'm pretty sure it's a reference from Sliders. One of the guys gf's had a snake tattoo on there back. It was in a spot that is hard to reach for the average human/humanoid.»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:20pm

Yeah, thanks, Ghost. If you hadn't said that, I was going to stand there and let him smack me.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 10, 2007, 12:20pm

I smile a little. "I'm a little genius. Can't help it."

When it comes to using my powers atleast. Against people I don't like, especially. Posioning Nico and Rapt was a very, very bad move…


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:21pm

Rogue flies over and seperate the two of them, "Save it for the bad guys!" She shakes her head and stands between them.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 12:22pm

That's the thanks I get? Next time someone tries to shoot you in the back I'm not going to warn you. Unappreciative little rich snot…


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:23pm

"Save it? Save what? I'm not stupid enough to hit back in this enclosed space… plus, it would just be unfair to him. And I'm not even going to think of crossing you. Not when you're dressed like that," I say, walking back over to Lila.

"Thanks."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:23pm

Smasher says, "And so modest, too. All right, we get in, and we get out before they can call for back-up. You might be young, but none of you are inexperienced in battle. Let me down, and I'm going to leave you here. Got it?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:23pm

Would you like some cheese for your whine?


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:24pm

[And; little :P? He's pretty much the same height :).]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 12:26pm

"P'p…Aye, Aye, Commander."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 10, 2007, 12:27pm

"Got it."

I stash the patches until it's go time and hug my rifle.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 10, 2007, 12:27pm

"Whatever."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:28pm

Smasher watches Fang stoicly. Was it a mistake to bring him in on this? Especially with THAT code name…it's been nothing but bad luck for the Imperial Guard.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 12:28pm

Hey! I'm not the one who got his pants pulled and pushed into the girls washroom at second grade!


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:29pm

"I'm Batman."

I look at the blank faces.

"Sorry. Just seemed like a moment."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:29pm

That's good…. It's also good that neither am I.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 12:31pm

Denial.

Raspberry.

Do you say that to everybody?


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 10, 2007, 12:32pm

Kalvin stands next to Nadia with his rifle. He takes a moment to check his pockets to make sure he's got a wide range of seeds.

I've got the Gem too…IF it worked then, it may work now.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:32pm

What? It did feel like a moment.

Okay, just the space people. It's only been a recent thing. It was Smasher last time, too.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:32pm

Lila steps in the middle of the group, "Here we go. BTW (and yes, she did say BTW), if you feel like puking once we get there, aim it away from me. These boots are new and I have a show tonight."

[[Lila starts to glow a bright white. The energy spreads quickly and wraps around the team. Teleportation effect. You are inside a conference room with star charts showing the Shi'ar and Kree areas of space.]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:33pm

I check my holsters, spinning a baton in one hand (that I have no doubt will be extremely ineffective, and a desert eagle loaded with electroshock projectiles in the other.

"Locked and loaded and ready to go."

Definitely more appropriate than 'I'm Batman'.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:34pm

Okay, sure, a little queasy, but even if I was about to throw up (which I'm not) there's no way I'd throw up in front of her.

"Did you actually just say 'BTW'?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 12:36pm

She did! She did! Strangle her in the name of the english language!


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:37pm

I'm not strangling her. Firstly, I'm not a woman beater. Secondly, I don't strangle, I annoy people to death. Thirdly, she's way too cute.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:37pm

Lila looks at him and says, "I might have, I did a concert a few weeks ago for some intangibles." She waves it off, "Not important. Go, go, go, Fight the baddies quickly! I don't have all week to wait for you!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 10, 2007, 12:37pm

I shift into metal, the sudden lack of internal organs keeping me from being able to puke my guts out which is what I felt a lot like doing a moment ago.

Still inexplicably dizzy, though.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:38pm

"You so do. Fine, fine, we're going…"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 12:39pm

Cuter than me?

And speaking of annoying stop playing the damn Spectrum Song! We had a deal!


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 12:40pm

"K'lkq…who is in charge?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 10, 2007, 12:41pm

I walk forward, and go to crush things.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:41pm

Colour has it's harmony and just like I have said.
Red, yellow, green, red, blue blue blue,
Red, purple, green, yellow, orange, red red.

Sorry, what did you say? Oh, fine, I'll stop.

And there's no way I'm going to comment on who's cuter.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:41pm

Smasher touches his goggles for a second and smiles, "Super stomach. Nice to have…" He readjusts his goggles and nods, "But, I think strength will serve us better here…Let's do it." Smasher opens the conference room door and leads the team out into a hallway. Smaher takes point, Rogue takes rear.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 10, 2007, 12:43pm

Kalvin follows closely after Smasher.

Hey, Mind Gem, you listening? If you are, PLEASE work….please?


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 10, 2007, 12:43pm

"Yes. Going."

I try to shake the dizziness off and follow in behind Smasher.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:43pm

Smasher says to Fang, "I am. Rogue is second in command." He says that last part a little sharper than he intended. Fang has the experience and knowledge that he would make more sense as a second.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:43pm

Sigh… Business.

"You've been fairly vague on the details so far. What more can you tell us about the attack that we're going to lead, and the guard? I've read their files, but they were a little sparse."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 12:44pm

Cheater…


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 12:45pm

Fang makes for the cieling clinging to shadows as he follows.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:46pm

Smasher grunts, "Maybe you should have asked that back at the station instead of goofing around. Little late now for a history lesson. Hussar has energy whips, Warstar is two robots, one strong, one fast, Neutron is made of stellar steel, Fang is a wolflike creature, and Plaztia is a Kree with polykinesis, whatever the hell that means."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:46pm

Cheat? Me? Would I do that?

What did I cheat on, anyway?


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 12:48pm

You were supposed to choose, you backed out!… Spider dude's kind of creepy.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:48pm

"Yes, that's what the files said," I sigh. "They weren't particularly conducive. Do we have a plan, or is it a straight-out attempt at disabling them?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 10, 2007, 12:49pm

"Polykinesis? I just know that's going be very unpleasant."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:49pm

He is, a little, isn't he? And no-one said I had to choose.

I think the last time I saw him, I threatened to blow him up.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:50pm

"Disable them and teleport out before any back up can get here. Now keep it quiet before someone hears you!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:50pm

"It does sound that way, doesn't it?" I say to Nadia. "I just wish I had even the slightest clue what it is. I don't think we've actually been introduced."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:51pm

Smasher points to a door, "Lounge area. Fang…can we get a quick scout?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 12:52pm

You threatened to blow him up? You're not very good at making first impressions aren't you?


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:52pm

I think you were right about Smasher, Ghost. And unfortunately, he was right, too. I should have started speaking to him about this up there… tried to put together a plan other than 'smash and run'.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:53pm

Yes, I did, and no, I'm not. He was annoying me.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 12:53pm

You should've known earlier, after all his name's Smasher, you expected a better plan?


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 12:54pm

Fange edges into the lounge trying to keep quiet, and out of sight, or at least immediate sight.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:54pm

«LOL! True enough!»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:54pm

He's a professional, I thought he had it handled…


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 10, 2007, 12:54pm

~Zephyr~

I float along with the others, kind of…well, genuinely creeped out. First time on a space mission. Hear these Imperial Guard guys are serious business.

Keep it together, Zeph. Keep it together.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:55pm

Fang sees the aforementioned members of the Hala Guard sitting around a table having lunch. Hussar's whip is in the center of the table. Plaztia is a tall, Kree woman, with an army that seems made of a plastic material. There isn't much conversation going on.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:56pm

I wave a hand off-handedly to Zephyr - I'm not entirely sure how he is. He seems a little shaky, but I'm not sure if that's just him being a little hyperactive, or what.

Either way, there's no way he's going to choke or anything like that.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 10, 2007, 12:56pm

"Osmosis Lass. Nadia." I put my back to the wall by the door, waiting for Fang's report. "And if I'm curt, I guarantee I'm more personable when not on revenge missions. Honest."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 12:56pm

Hulk was a professional when he was part of the Avengers.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 10, 2007, 12:57pm

I want to break things.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 12:58pm

Recon, or Round Up? Recon, or Round Up? Recon, or Round Up? Recon, or Round Up?Recon, or Round Up? Recon, or Round Up? Hard decision, yes. Hey that ones worth 200,000 Credits!

Fang regretably crawls back to the group.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 12:59pm

"Tank…if they are in there, I want you going right through the wall. As much noise and confusion as possible. The rest of you right behind him, tag whoever you can. Don't get too close to Neutron!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 12:59pm

"I know who you are. I read far to much, and the mansion, and files… yeah. Damien Lupe. Risk. And I guarantee that I act like less of a risk taking quirk when… I'm feeling like less of a risk taking quirk."

Well played.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:00pm

"Tank should actually be immediately stronger than Neutron… wouldn't it be best to have him try to take him out quickly?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 10, 2007, 1:00pm

This man will be my new God.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 1:01pm

"C'k…Confirmation of all known Hala Guards member present, shall we proceed?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 10, 2007, 1:02pm

"You know, for some reason, this is all reminding me of this thing on Earth with this guy named Custer at this place called Little Bighorn…didn't turn out to well for him, I think."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:02pm

Smasher nods to Fang, "Nice work. Tank, whenever you're ready…"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 10, 2007, 1:02pm

*BOOM* Goes the wall, and I run through it!

"YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARHG!!!!!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 1:03pm

… This won't end well


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 10, 2007, 1:03pm

Kalvin follows Tank, going straight for Hussar. Vines from his pocket try to wrap around her and he'll slap a patch on her.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:03pm

Smasher stops to look at Zephyr, "We have the advantage here. They do not know we're coming. Hobgoblin was supposed to kill himself if he was captured…they didn't count on him being such a whiny coward."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:04pm

"I know," I say to Zephyr. "We're so doomed."

I bound straight at Warstar. I don't like my chances, but I don't like my chances against any of them, to be honest. I don't pull a gun yet - instead, I take one of the bare electroshock projectiles, and try to drive it into his face, trying to hurt and distract him enough to put a patch on him.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:04pm

Rubble from the wall tears through the room, sending the Hala Guard scattering, "WHAT THE SPROCK WAS THAT???"

"IT'S THEM!"

"OH S'T!"

"IS THAT SMASHER?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 1:05pm

Sprock? What kind of lame swear word is that?


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 10, 2007, 1:05pm

"Leeroy Jenkins!"

I fly in through the wall behind Tank and try and catch as many bad guys as I can in a whirlwind.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:06pm

Oh, no, I know. It really won't. You probably should have stayed home…

[Sprock? Sprock? Bm, your LLTL is showing.]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 1:06pm

Fang shoots a couple bursts of impact webbing at the group before clamering in, and making a web on the cieling.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 10, 2007, 1:06pm

"Yippee ki yay!"

I run in and open fire on the Kree one, simultaneously trying to close the distance between us.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:06pm

Be'nee jumps out of Warstar's back and grabs onto Damien, sending a shock though his body, "Should have expected Terranunits to attack. Mistakeours."

Hussar picks up a chair and throws it at Kal as the vines start to grow around here, "Plant Boy taking on Hussar? Must be joke!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:07pm

One for the complete and utter losers these guys are?


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 10, 2007, 1:08pm

I tear down a wall and throw it at the biggest enemy in the room. I use more force and more sadistic malice than is probably appropriate for somebody I've never met before.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:08pm

"Hnn!"

The shock sends me straight to the floor, but… I'm pretty sure he can't be packing more than a lightning bolt. I get back up, swinging behind me with the baton, just trying to clear some space while I sweep at Warstar, going to slap a patch on if I get him down.

You weren't kidding about not warning me.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 10, 2007, 1:08pm

Kalvin attempts to dodge the chair.

"Yeah that's right, Hussar. Plant Boy."

More vines and some laser fire head her way.

Work work work. Kalvin is begging the Mind Gem. Just do SOMETHING!


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:09pm

The blasts bounces off of the Kree's armor. She raises her hand and a thin stream of liquid splashes on Nadia.

Spider Fang manages to tie up Wolf Fang, who is already trying to claw herself free.

Smasher and Rogue move to take on Neutron, "High-low?" Rogue nods, "Yep!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 1:10pm

Spider Fang tries to pull up, and cacoon Wolf Fang.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:11pm

Tank's wall rains down on Rogue, Smasher, and Neutron. None of them seem all that hurt by it, though Rogue picks up a chunk and smashes it down across Neutron's head, staggering him slightly. He lashes out with a backhand which Smasher catches, "Easy there big boy! This will only hurt a little!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 1:11pm

Actually I didn't see that myself, not to mention I'm feeling what you're feeling. Ow ow, sprockin ow. Think I'd better pull a bit of my weight.

Ghost flies out and tries to go into Warstar's mind. She had no battle capabilities, but she did have one plan… She really hoped they didn't have psi-shielding in their minds, or a telepath on their team, if anything can kill her it'd be a telepath.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 10, 2007, 1:11pm

Huh, my whirlwind didn't work…must've not been concentrating hard enough. Whatever.

I decide to get more physical and come at the whip-girl from behind, dropping down with a kick to her back.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:12pm

Sprock? Did you actually just say sprock? No… you're going to jump, aren't you? Wait, Ghost, you don't know what might be in their heads! Don't jump!


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:14pm

Zephyr's wind knocks Hussar's whip away just as she was reaching for it.

Damien slaps the patch down…right on Warstar's metallic surface. It does nothing. Stupid robot.

Spider Fang continues to wrap up Fang. Fang growls at him threateningly…and then fires an energy blast from his eyes towards Spider.

Hussar's rips through some of the vines with a handheld knife. She shifts suddenly and throws the knife at Apex's chest.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:14pm

Ghost realizes Warstar is a sentinet robot. No real brain to jump in to.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:15pm

Zephyr catches Hussar unsuspected, and hears a sharp snap in her body as he kicks her.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:15pm

Sprock, I forgot.

Fine, then I don't care about doing this.

I place the gun point blank against his surface, and fire an electroshock projectile, hoping that it'll pierce the surface and take him out.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:16pm

«sorry, lasty, I was just a little slow»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:16pm

«which one, seph»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 10, 2007, 1:16pm

Bad bad bad.

Kalvin attempts to block the knife with vines as he throws himself out of the way.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 1:16pm

Spoc… fucking robots.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 1:17pm

Spider Fang drops, and moves to bite Wolf Fang thus injecting his nonlethal venom.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 10, 2007, 1:17pm

That's… odd. Man, I just know I'm not going to like finding out what that was for.

Attack the one with the power you don't understand, genius.

I drop the blaster, it being essentially useless, and going for something a bit more physical, trying to smash her in the face with a metal fist now that I've closed the gap.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:17pm

[Warstar.]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:17pm

The blade rams deep into a vine, just missing Kal.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:18pm

It could be worse, Ghost. Seriously, don't do that again…


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 10, 2007, 1:18pm

I lower my head and go to shoulder tackle that guy that the other guy and the hot girl are beating on. I guess I'll try to avoid killing those two, and just crush the one they're working on.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:18pm

[[Warstar is two beings, one big robot, one little robot…]]

[[Nadia feels the liquid hardening around in into hard plastic. She is finding it very hard to move all of a sudden]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 1:19pm

Alright, alright fine. There goes my brilliant plan of sing the spectrum song in their heads, annoy them to death. Just don't get yourself killed.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:19pm

[Gah, I know, my brain's not working very well right now. The larger one.]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 10, 2007, 1:19pm

I do my best Bruce Lee imitation as I land from the kick, striking a quick pose. "All right, bird-lady-dominatrix…thing. Give it up or you'll be in the spin cycle for a long time."

I form another whirlwind around her, trying to pick her up and swirl her into submission.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 10, 2007, 1:20pm

Kalvin takes a moment to catch his breath. That was way to close.

"Alright, enough."

While Zephyr seems to have her distracted, Kalvin attempts to wraps vines around her neck…tightly.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:20pm

Haha… I'll try. But if it happens, jump ship before it does. I don't know what happens to you if you're in someone who dies, but if you don't already know, I'd rather you don't find out.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:21pm

[[Neutron twists at the last minute, knocking Rogue into Tank's path.]]

[[Wolf Fang makes a loud noise and tries to blast Spider Fang at the closer range as he brings his teeth down….sorry I just did not want to use the word fang again ;) ]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 10, 2007, 1:21pm

Notgoodnotgoodnotgoodnotgoodnotgoodnotgood…

I try to shift into air to escape the plastic before it seals me in. If it works, I tornado myself into the Kree woman and thrash her about the room.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:22pm

[[The plastic immediately responds to her change in form. It seems air tight, and it manages to turn into a long cylinder to hold her in]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:23pm

[[Damien isn't able to fire as the Be'nee unit leaps on his back and wraps its metal legs around his neck trying to choke him out]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 10, 2007, 1:23pm

"Oops."

«Tank would cop a feel, but then I'd have to write a fic where Pester comes out to space and kicks his ass.»

I push the girl to the side and aim a knee to the guy's crotch.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 1:23pm

«Tusks, or Mandables would've also worked.»

Fang gets hit while injecting his knock out venom.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:24pm

[[Hussar turns a shade of purple. She manages to move her hand to her belt buckle. A supersonic signal is sent out.]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:26pm

[[Fang feels like his face is on fire, but Wolf Fang is out cold.]]

Neutron turns to grapple with Tank…apparently Neutron either has no balls or they are someplace else. Smasher shifts his powers slightly to allow himself to break free of Neutron's grip.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:26pm

Fairly irritating. More than that, even, but it’s hard to be descriptive when something’s trying to choke you out.

"Sorry… not… into robots…"

I try to reach back and drive an electroshock projectile into the Be’nee unit.

"You’d have more luck with my friend, Josh."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 10, 2007, 1:26pm

"Uh, guys, I think this whip-chick just called for some backup, maybe we-" I turn around and see Nadia - in serious, serious trouble, it looks like. I aim a hard blast of air at the thing she's trapped in, trying to shatter it.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 10, 2007, 1:27pm

"Shit. That can't be good."

Kalvin increases the pressure on on her neck.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 1:27pm

Awww… Didn't know you car- Damien!


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 10, 2007, 1:28pm

"Wow… That's… Wow.

I clasp my hands and lift them over my head, then bring them down on Neutron's head.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:29pm

Hussar passes out. Plaztia turns to Apex who's back is to her and starts to form more of that streaming liquid.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:29pm

Bit… slow on the draw… aren’t you, Ghost?


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 10, 2007, 1:29pm

CrapCrapCrapCrapCrapCrapCrapCrap…

I shift into the plastic itself and start beating on it, trying desperately to get out.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:29pm

[[Zephyr's wind seems to have minimal effect from the outside]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 1:30pm

Fang falls back looking like a dead spider. He tries to think. Only one thing comes to mind,"J'g…I WAS ONCE A MAN!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 1:30pm

Shut up and save yourself!


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:31pm

[[Plaztia smiles suddenly, "That was a really foolish move…" Nadia feels her body being compressed suddenly. Plaztia seems able to control her in this form.]]

[[The Bigger member of Warstar punches Damien in the gut as the B'nee unit skitters free]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:31pm

Trying! That shock I'm… trying to run through him… isn't for kicks!


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 10, 2007, 1:32pm

All right, let's try the inside, then.

I focus on expanding the air inside the tube.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 10, 2007, 1:32pm

"And stay down."

Kalvin turns to see who to attack next…and notices the liquid stuff.

"I take it that's bad."

He moves the vines from Hussar to Plaztia as he backs up to get away from the stuff. He makes a point to step on Hussar.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:33pm

[[Smasher comes in under Tank's blow and chopblocks Neutron with some massive density. Between the two blows, Neutron falls like a tree. Smasher nods at Tank, "Nice hit! You sure you're a Terran?"]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:34pm

"Uhn!"

I drop to the floor, face down.

Really, really outmuscled here, Ghost. Do me a favour? Jump to one of the less fleshy types, like Rogue or Smasher. Get less pain out of the deal.

"Heheh… I wonder what sound you make."

A charge. I’ve only got three… and I’m hoping this place is strong enough to maintain its integrity if this thing goes off. I push myself to my feet and stay on them despite feeling like I’ll drop any moment, and try to slap the charge on the larger Warstar unit, intending to get far away as soon as I have.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:35pm

[[Fang's vision clears up a bit. Thankfully the effect didn't seem permanent.]]

[[The liquid plastic slices through Apex's vines easily. It turns into a long spike and darts right towards his chest]]

[[The pressure in the plastic bubble is increasing immensely. But, Zeph feels it starting to work]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 1:35pm

Fang gets back up, and launches a webline aimed at Plaztia. At least he hopes it Plaztia.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:36pm

Plaztia's spike drops from the air and she turns her attention to Fang. The webline doesn't stick on her armor. Fang realizes that is because the armor is constantly shifting and moving.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 10, 2007, 1:37pm

«What's with the sharp objects at Kalvin's chest today!? o-0»

Vines won't help…have to dodge.

He throws himself onto the floor.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 10, 2007, 1:37pm

Crud.

You know, after Kidd, you would think I learned my lesson. Panicked. Stupid.

I try shifting into something, anything, else before I can be used against my friends. I feel the air in here… moving. Probably Zephyr. I try air, and try expanding, to help him out.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 10, 2007, 1:37pm

Jul 10, 2007, 1:33pm, watcher wrote:[[Smasher comes in under Tank's blow and chopblocks Neutron with some massive density. Between the two blows, Neutron falls like a tree. Smasher nods at Tank, "Nice hit! You sure you're a Terran?"]]

"Uh, I dunno. I guess."

I pick up Neutron's body and throw it at the thing on that goggled moron kid.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:38pm

[Nothing's on Damien…]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:38pm

«LOL! Sorry, proto…I have no idea. I seem determined to impale you!»

[[Zeph and Nadia's combined pressure seems to do the trick, as the container shatters]]

[[Warstar's bigger unit is too slow to stop Damien from placing the charge, right in his shoulder joint. Oddly enough there is a strange opening there]]

«Say thanks to Cap next time you see him»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 10, 2007, 1:39pm

Fine, Round 2. Lady plays rough, gotta show her how it works Pilgrim. Note to self: No more terrain television.

Fang rushes her launching impact weapon as he approaches for a more personal assualt.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:39pm

«I don't know why, seph but I tend to work backwards. FILO ;) »


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 10, 2007, 1:40pm

«Maybe I meant his face…»

I pick up Neutron's body by the ankles and swing him at the nearest enemy.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:40pm

[Cap? FILO?]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:40pm

Smasher says, "That's not going to be good!" Neutron goes flying across the room and lands on top of Warstar, pinning Damien underneath them both.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 1:40pm

Um…

She hesitates.

If you say so, if you die, I'm killing you.

She jumps into Rogue's mind.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:41pm

«Captain America, First in, Last out»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 10, 2007, 1:41pm

"Now, that's what I'm talking about, yeah!" I'd give Nadia a high-five, but, well…no hands, at the moment.

Next order of business is cleanup…but…I'm focusing, but nothing comes out. At all. No whirlwinds. Not even a gust. Zilch.

"Aw, crud, what is this…" I back out of the room, hoping to get some space while I figure out what's wrong with my powers.

[And…off to work.]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 10, 2007, 1:42pm

Okay. Let's try this again.

After a quick thumbs up to Zephyr I bring out one of the patches and shift into the substance, dropping myself on Platzia from above (having still been mostly air before that). I try to reach any opening in her armor that I can.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:43pm

[[Rogue is still a little dazed on the floor, now Ghost controls her.]]

[[Fang moves in close. Twin blades sprout from her arms as she moves to confront him. The impact webbing hits her at face level blinding her for a moment while the armor shifts to clear it off]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:43pm

Hell.

If I can’t get out from under this, Ghost won’t get the chance to kill me. I haven’t used this in a long time.

A hand comes down on the telescopic kon, causing it to expand. I try and use to gain enough leverage to pry Neutron and Warstar off, and then get the hell away from them if I manage it.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 10, 2007, 1:43pm

Kalvin pushes himself up off the floor.

Yeah…really hope no one saw that.

Kalvin looks around to see if there's any sign of something happening after Hussar's signal.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:44pm

[Yeah, I know who you meant :). I didn't understand what you were referring to :P. Still don't.]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 10, 2007, 1:44pm

Ooh, this'll be fun.

I run and jump, belly flopping on top of the two creeps and the weirdo.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:44pm

A commanding voice rings out, "Stay down a second, Terran or this will hurt." The bomb rises from Warstar's shoulder joint and is crushed harmlessly. The leader of the Hala Guard has arrived.

[image]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 10, 2007, 1:44pm

… Cool.

She lifts herself up and looks at herself.

"Hey Ms. Rogue I'm going to borrow you're body for a second here."

First order of buisness is to remove the two unconscious guys on top of Damien.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:45pm

[[To be continued tomorrow]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 10, 2007, 1:45pm

«SHIT! This is the one person I was hoping it WASN'T!»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 10, 2007, 1:46pm

As soon as I see him, I burst out laughing.

To be completely honest, if I didn't, I'd be crying.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 10, 2007, 1:47pm

I peek back in the room. "…Captain Planet?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 10, 2007, 1:50pm

«Mid mission chatter topic is open, BTW»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 8:23am

[[All right, part two whenever we get people. I will be patient today…no freaking out if people aren't here early ;) ]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 8:32am

«Ghost's here, inhabiting Rogue's body. Wonder if she'll get in trouble for using it.»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 8:39am

«Good question ;) I was thinking about that actually. I can see it going two ways: Rogue will be pissed about it, or Rogue won't like it, but she'd understand it…not the first other person she's had in her head, and she was unconscious. Ghost's actions might save the rest of the team»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Protoman on Jul 11, 2007, 9:53am

«I'll be here around 12:30.»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Jul 11, 2007, 10:10am

((*mutter* Wish I'd been around yesterday, so I could take part (albeit without Rapt))


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 11, 2007, 10:17am

[Sleepy but here. I need to find a way to fix my internal alarm clock. Woke me up at 7:52, 8:20, and then near the time I told of 10:00 with 10:02.]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 10:17am

«You can take part today if you want. Just control Smasher. ::shrug::»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Jul 11, 2007, 10:43am

Jul 11, 2007, 10:17am, watcher wrote:«You can take part today if you want. Just control Smasher. ::shrug::»

((Nah, I'll probably have to leave pretty quick, if things go right))


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 11:03am

[Here.]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Protoman on Jul 11, 2007, 11:03am

«I are here»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 11:13am

Genis looks at the fallen members of the Hala Guard, "Record: This squadron is no where near field ready. Reccommend enhanced training techniques. End record."

He turns a calculating eye on the rest of us, "A sneak attack. Cowardly, but still an impressive show of force from such a small group. You have been trained well."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 11:16am

"Fuck me gently with a chainsaw… anyone but him… well, not Galactus, or anything like that, but… shut up, Damien."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Protoman on Jul 11, 2007, 11:18am

~Kalvin~

"Crap…"

Captain Marvel?


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 11:18am

«Damien wouldn't know who he is. He might be able to recognize the Nega bands and the logo might point him to thinking he's connected to Marv, but that is pretty much it.»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 11, 2007, 11:18am

"F'q…Worse still, trained to kill, or thrill."

I either need a therepist, or to get this tranlator fixed cause I don't think that came out right.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 11:19am

"Um… So he's the bad guy right?"

Accessing Rogues memories.

"Oh, oh my, this is bad. But you're not Mar Vell."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 11:20am

[Oh. Well, that, then :P.]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 11:20am

"Wait, Ghost?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 11:20am

Genis looks at Fang, "You are J'kir Auz'ra… The Shi'ar have treated you almost as badly as they have my people. Why would you continue to serve them?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 11, 2007, 11:22am

He shrugs his four upper legs. "P'p…Money, adventure, probation."

Looking around the room he adds up the bounty.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 11, 2007, 11:23am

"Um, excuse me." I pop out from behind the wall. "Who is this guy and why should I not like him?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 11:26am

She puts a finger to her mouth.

"Shhh…"

I'll get in so much trouble if Ms. Marie finds out.

Turning back to him.

"You wear his symbol, you have the his Band thingys. But you're not Captain Marvel, he's…. he's dead."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 11, 2007, 11:29am

"Screw this. Less talking, more hitting."

I wind up and charge this new weirdo, taking a swing at that obviously glass jaw of his.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 11:31am

"Wait! Rock-guy jerk! Stop!"

Oh shit.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 11:31am

Jesus God.

I knew that Tank was stupid, but I had no idea that he was that stupid.

I flip back to clear some space between me and the threat. As soon as I land, my hand goes to the gun, but… I really, really doubt that an electroshock projectile is going to do anything, so I just stand ready, waiting to see how he responds to Tank.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 11:33am

"Mar-Vell was my father. He was killed because of a Terran. And then the Avengers…who were supposed to be allies of my father…decided to set off the Nega Bomb. Many innocent Kree lifes were lost in that attack. Including my mother."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 11:34am

«just me two secs. Dealing with something at work»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 11, 2007, 11:40am

God, what a bunch of wimps. Time to show them how it's done.

I follow through, aiming for that shiny blue chin of his.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 11:40am

Tank punches Genis hard. His head tilts to the side with the blow. He lifts his hand and shifts his jaw slightly, "Hmmm…that is probably going to leave a bruise." Genis lifts his hand and rips an energy blast into Tank's chest, knocking him backwards several feet.

Smasher yells, "Lila, get us out of here!"

Lila starts to glow with white energy. Genis turns sharply and fire a blast of energy at her, "YOU WON'T ESCAPE THAT EASILY!" When the energy resolves, Lila is gone.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 11:42am

"Ohhh, that was bad. That was bad."

And this is stupid.

I level the gun at him and fire the electroshock projectile at him, fully aware that it probably won't even do anything to him.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 11, 2007, 11:43am

"Damn it, damn it, damn it!" I cushion Tank with an air blanket, keeping him from smashing into anyone.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 11, 2007, 11:45am

Jul 11, 2007, 11:33am, watcher wrote:And then the Avengers…who were supposed to be allies of my father…decided to set off the Nega Bomb.

«Heh. I don't suppose any of us would know that the Supreme Intelligence did that? Edit: Assuming it isn't another 1982 quirk.»

I fall flat on my ass staring at where Lila used to be.

Ohgodohgodohgod…


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 11, 2007, 11:45am

Ah… The room is spinning… Neat trick…


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 11:45am

"Oh, this is bad, this is bad! This is very very bad!"

Ghost flies to tackle Genis Vell.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 11:46am

Genis side steps the projectile, "A nice try, but…GROZZIT!" Genis's hand drops to his side and he grabs his communicator, "I'm a little busy here!." "Yes, Empress. I am on my way." Genis looks them over mournfully, "Another time, then."

Genis vanishes as easily as he appeared. The team hears movement all around them suddenly. Boots stomping around on metallic floors…lots of boots.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 11, 2007, 11:47am

«Did I just kick this whole thing in the balls?»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 11:48am

And I keep on firing. Mostly out of anger for Lilah, having no idea what he's done, but I still have some semblence of intelligence about me, which is why I'm not getting close. The burning hot shells of the electroshock projectiles flick back out of the gun after being released, dropping to the floor and charring it slightly with each shot.

They keep on coming.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 11:49am

«Why would you think that? I've told you many times, I plot pretty flexibly.»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 11:49am

And then even more pissed when he disappears and they go into thin air.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 11, 2007, 11:50am

Fang makes for the shadows if he can. Empress?


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 11, 2007, 11:50am

"This is bad….this is very very bad."

Work work work work work!


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 11:50am

[[Rogue/Ghost flies through empty air, and Damien probably eventually realizes he's shooting someone who is already gone]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 11:51am

"Oof."

Ghost pushed himself up from where Genis was.

"Come on, I'm supposed to be this badass X-man person, this is not graceful… What's that noise?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 11:51am

[[Kree soldiers start to pour through the hole in the wall, opening fire. Thankfully, they are mostly untrained extras, so their shots all just miss. Looks great in panel, but no intelligent reader would have thought they were in any real danger.]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 11, 2007, 11:52am

Man, I blacked out there for a second. I look around for the glassjaw… I can't find him. Looks like I managed to scare the pansy off. Good.

I turn toward the crowd, and start punching.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 11:53am

Flashbang.

I throw one right at the soldiers' feet.

"What the hell happened to Lila?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 11:53am

[[Kree lasers just bounce off Tank's hide. He easily disarms (probably literally) some of the guards. One swings his rifle like a bat against Tank's back. The gun breaks apart on impact]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 11, 2007, 11:54am

"Ohgodohgodohgod…"

One would think you get used to death when it happens as much as it happens around me, but you just don't. I haven't, at the very least. Still, I try to make it back to my feet and put my head in the game when I hear the footsteps.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 11:54am

Smasher says, "I'm not sure. I don't think she was disintergrated. I don't smell any burned flesh or pleather."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 11:55am

Ghost starts helping Tank in his punchathon.

"I don't know! No body. No body means she's not dead right?! That's supposed to be the rule right?! It happens all the time!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 11:57am

[[Hussar slowly gets back to her feet. She picks up her Neuro Whip and begins to get it's charge building. No one notices her at first]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 11:58am

"Yes," I reply grimly. "The rule is no body, no death. I think the name of the rule is 'hope'. If she's dead, I'm going to find that bastard and feed him his eyes."

I'm entirely aware of how unlikely that possibility is, but it's a comforting thought to hold onto.

I follow up on the flashbang with the gun. Real bullets this time, all non-lethal shots. Kneecaps, shoulders, elbows, shins. I don't really care how much they'll hurt, right now.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 11, 2007, 11:58am

"Sprout, you all right?" I land in front of her as she gets back, playing the shield - Roxy'd never forgive me if she got hurt.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 11:58am

"THEY FIGHT LIKE DEMONS!!!" One of the Kree says. He's a pink skin, those guys are just punks. Ghost and Tank are clearing them out pretty easily though.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 11, 2007, 11:59am

«I knew I should have killed that bitch…»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 11:59am

Smasher says, "We need to find a ship and get out of here. I really don't want to be here when he comes back!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 11, 2007, 11:59am

Fang moves silently among the shadows ploting.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:00pm

[[Hussar raises her whip in the air, and stalks towards Apex.]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 12:01pm

"She's!"

Punches.

"Not!"

Punches.

"Dead!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 12:02pm

"I do," I say through gritted teeth. I stop firing, and throw a smoke grenade at them out of my satchel.

"Fine. Which way?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 11, 2007, 12:02pm

Kalvin probably wishes that he knew Hussar was awake, but he doesn't, so he just starts shooting at random Kree.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 11, 2007, 12:03pm

Punch.

Punch.

Punch.

Punch.

Punch.

Punch.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 12:04pm

"No. She isn't."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 11, 2007, 12:04pm

"I… I think so." Hearing the possibility that Lilah isn't dead makes me feel a little better, but I still feel shaken. In a moment I'm back to being metal again. "I'll be fine."

If I notice Hussar, I try to tackle her before she gets to Kal.

If not, it's fighting my way through the crowd of untrained soldiers, possibly looking for a console of some kind to see if I can use to find how to get to their ship bay from here.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:05pm

[[Smasher points to the quickly dwindling pile of Kree. "Through the cannon fodder, make a left and go about 500 yards." ]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:06pm

Nadia moves across and tackles Hussar, the two of them end up tripping over an overturned chair, and land in a heap in the floor.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 12:06pm

Ghost holds her arms out in front of her and flies as fast as she could to the left, looking to bowl over any Kree that gets in the way.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:06pm

[[And Ghost rings up a strike! Ten Kree down, and a clear path]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 11, 2007, 12:07pm

Fang makes scampers that direction via the cieling. Noting to to turn right instead of left(upside down perspective).


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 11, 2007, 12:07pm

And now Kalvin notices Hussar as Nadia tackles her.

"I thought I told you to stay down."

More vines around her neck since Nadia hopefully has her distracted.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:08pm

[[Fang notices some guns mounted in the ceiling aimed down the hall way. At his perspective, he is not in their sensors]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 12:08pm

"Fine."

I try to slip clean through them, with an electroshock projectile in hand. If anyone's stupid enough to manage to tag me on my way to the ships, I'll try and stick the projectile in their neck. Or whatever works.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:09pm

[[Hussar goes limp suddenly. Nadia and Kal think she's faking at first, but it quickly becomes apparent that she's unconscious]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:09pm

[[One of the soldiers grabs for Damien]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 11, 2007, 12:09pm

Fang moves with thoughs to rip them out, or clog the barrels.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 11, 2007, 12:10pm

"The real pity is that I sort of liked you."

I try to punch her in the face, hoping she's worn enough that I can get a quick knock out.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 11, 2007, 12:10pm

I punch!


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 11, 2007, 12:11pm

It doesn't register for Kalvin that she's unconscious.

"I am so sick of you and all your bullshit."

He keeps adding pressure to her neck, not planning to stop until he hears/feels it snap.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by HEAT! on Jul 11, 2007, 12:11pm

«Sorry but I'm going to miss today as well. Really swamped again today. With all the vacations going on…I've been terribly busy lately. Today is probably the worst day I've had so far though. The worst part is that it's only going to get worse….July 27th is one person's last day….and another girl will be leaving for materinity leave in a bit…so basically my work will triple for quite some time…»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 12:11pm

"All right…"

She turns around to see Damien.

"Damien look out!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 11, 2007, 12:11pm

And in retrospect, that was excessive [[>_>, slow post…]].


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:11pm

Thomas is pretty much clear. There are one or two stragglers, but they aren't much of a threat.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 12:11pm

"Oh, thank you. Thank you for giving me a reason."

I try to snatch any sort of face/head guard off of him and ram the electroshock projectile into his mouth. If that isn't viable, I'll ram it into any exposed point.

"I needed one so, so badly."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:12pm

[[Kal gets that sick snap that he wants.]]

«No problem, heaty. Life happens. We all know that!»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 11, 2007, 12:12pm

I grab the stragglers and pitch them at a wall.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:13pm

[[Mouth is clearly visible. Damien hears a nasty popping sound in the guy's mouth, and he falls in a heap]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 11, 2007, 12:14pm

"Kal!"

She was down. She was out. Cold blooded murder. Is that what we are now?


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 11, 2007, 12:14pm

«This is why getting the last post on the page before sucks. Turrents?»


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 12:16pm

"Hnn…"

On some level, it's apparent to me what I'm doing. What I just did. I should be disgusted at it. Sickened. Revile.

On the most prominent level, though? I really, really don't care right now, while I still don't know what happened to Lila.

I continue on my way to the ship.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:16pm

«I didn't miss it logan, just got distracted, get to it next post. Sorry :) »


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 11, 2007, 12:16pm

"You'll stay down this time…"

Kalvin looks at Nadia for a moment, but doesn't say anything. He leaves the vines around her neck and follows the rest of the group.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 11, 2007, 12:16pm

"What the- Kalvin! Don't tell me you just…damn it!" I open up a whirlwind, hoping to catch any straggling soldiers.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:17pm

[[Fang manages to disable quite a few of the guns before the team starts emerging from the conference room]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:17pm

[[Zephyr sweeps up the soldiers and Hala Guard and tosses them all in a storage closet]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 12:18pm

Ghost follows him, looking at the floored soldier, the dead Hussar, she's seen worse, but…

"… Damien?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 11, 2007, 12:19pm

I would probably be tearing up if I had tear ducts right now.

I linger for a bit over Hussar before closing her eyes and slowly heading over to the others.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 12:21pm

I ignore Ghost entirely and continue to make my way to the ship.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:21pm

[[The rest of the trip to the hanger is pretty uneventful. Smasher looks in the doorway, "Looks all clear, ready to get out of here, or does anyone want to stop at the gift shop?"]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 11, 2007, 12:22pm

"…Do they really have a gift shop?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 11, 2007, 12:23pm

"J't…the Armory."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 11, 2007, 12:23pm

"Let's just go."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 12:23pm

She follows, head to the floor.

"Tank, shut the fuck up."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:24pm

Smasher says, "There was no gift shop on the blueprints Curt and I were able to draw up…probably just not open yet. As for the armory, Kree weapons are pretty pathetic. Give me a Shi'ar rifle any day."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 11, 2007, 12:25pm

"Lets get out of here."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 12:25pm

"Drop the jokes," I say grimly. "They aren't funny. Let's go."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:27pm

Smasher moves towards the closest shuttle, which explodes suddenly. Smasher's uniform and goggles are fried in the explosion, nasty burns on his face and chest.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 12:28pm

[Ghost's unedited response was better.]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 12:29pm

«Smasher made the joke so I changed it before. Changed back now.»

Ghost jumps back, scared.

"What? What was that?!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 11, 2007, 12:30pm

"That can't be a good sign…"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 12:30pm

My first thought isn't to check how he is (I do, though), but to ponder what blew it up. Sabotage, or a direct assualt - and if so, who?

Obviously, I try and see, darting around as far as I can safely go.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 11, 2007, 12:30pm

The explosion snaps me out of mourning.

Mostly.

Smasher looks… damaged, but I think he snapped durabilty on as it blew. I snap around, getting a feeling I know what's happening but hoping that I'm wrong.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 11, 2007, 12:30pm

He looks at Risk,"R'g…get laid."

I wonder if that means the same thing among terrains as it does among Suka.

Fang makes for the cieling. He wants to keep his advantage on tactical.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:32pm

[[Damien's gun starts to glow a strange red color.]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:33pm

[[Fang from his vantage point sees a small purple alien creature crouched behind one of the shuttles. He…or maybe a she…is wearing a Hala Guard uniform]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 12:34pm

That's definitely the time that I want to drop the gun.

Rather than drop it, I throw it in the direction of the explosion, moving back to the batons.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 11, 2007, 12:34pm

This might not be good.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 11, 2007, 12:35pm

Fang tries to stealthly zipline behind the guy, tap it on the shoulder, and kick it with 2-4 legs.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:36pm

[[Damien's gun explodes in a rain of shrapnel]]

[[Fang surprises the alien. It makes a bizarre whistling, clicking speech that their auto translaters can't click on. As soon as he gets hit, all the shuttles start to get that slight red glow.]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 11, 2007, 12:37pm

"I think it would be wise to not be here anymore."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 11, 2007, 12:37pm

Fang throws the guy at one of the shuttles, and scampers back to the group.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 12:38pm

Ghost moves in front of the Shrapnel.

"The ships!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 11, 2007, 12:39pm

Just to be safe, I move to pull down as large a section of wall as possible, and use it as a shield. Just for whatever.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 11, 2007, 12:39pm

"I agree with Nadia's assessment."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 11, 2007, 12:40pm

"I too agree with Nadia."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 12:40pm

This had better not be that 'polykinetic'.

So why do I think that it is, somehow?

I vault back from the ships, grabbing onto anyone who wouldn't be able to clear themselves in time, and trying to clear them, too.

"Get away from the ships!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:41pm

[[The purple guy splatters across the surface of the ship, and manages to slide down a conveniently placed drain. The glow is getting much brighter now.]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 11, 2007, 12:41pm

"All the agreement is nice, but action would be too."

I book it.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 11, 2007, 12:41pm

I fly after her.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 12:41pm

Ghost grabs the nearest people and flies away.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 11, 2007, 12:41pm

(Assuming it's successful) I lower my wall shield in front of me and back away. If somebody needs to they can get behind it, and I probably won't intentionally crush them.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 11, 2007, 12:42pm

Kalvin stands there for a few seconds more.

Yeah, you probably don't want to help do you? No, didn't think so. You probably couldn't have helped anyway.

He follows Nadia and Zephyr.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 12:43pm

[Grr… I'm really slow on the draw today :P.]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:43pm

[[Smasher manages to skitter under the wall shield just as the explosions let rip. The shield manages to protect him from the worst of it, "Thanks, kid. My powers are Fubar until we get back home…"]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 11, 2007, 12:44pm

Hmm…

I won't crush him.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:44pm

[[The team is all deafened by the explosion, but no one seems to have been seriously hurt]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 12:44pm

"H… How….?"

She's staring at the wreckage that used to be the ships.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 11, 2007, 12:44pm

"F'z…why are we not leaving the way we came?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 12:46pm

"Lila… Captain Marvel fired something at her and she… disappeared."

Eying Damien as she says this.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:46pm

[["THERE YOU GUYS ARE!" Lila screams, reappearing suddenly, "WE NEED TO GO, NOW!" Lila looks like she was burned and then went through a meat grinder. There are burns all over her face and body, which you can see a lot of since her clothes are pretty much just rags barely holding on. Most of her hair seems like it was burned away, and there is blood everywhere.]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Tank on Jul 11, 2007, 12:47pm

"WHAT DID SHE SAY?!?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 11, 2007, 12:48pm

"I think that's our cue to leave."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:49pm

Smasher says, "No sprocking idea. But as long as she gets us out of here, I don't care."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 11, 2007, 12:49pm

"Z'p…SHE SAID GET A SOUND DAMPENER INSTALLED!"

He scampered over to her. Looking at her with 8 eyes of wonder. "I'k…Ever dance with a Spider in the moonlight?"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 11, 2007, 12:50pm

I dust myself off. No eardrums, but I'm still mostly deafened. But, hey, I shouldn't be able to hear anyway. I stopped questioning my powers ages ago.

I make my way over to Lilah.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 12:51pm

"Lila!"

She flies and lands in front of her.

"Ohhh… This is bad, at least 50 %, blood loss too. You need help, fast. But you're Alive, thank god."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:51pm

Lila says, "Nope…but you play your cards right, stud, and I might get the chance."

[[The team vanishes, reappearing onboard the Juber. Lila collapses from the strain.]]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:52pm

Rogue thinks Argh…what happened?


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 12:52pm

What the hell?

This is why I should carry a medkit with me, but no. I had to stuff my satchel full of weapons.

I wouldn't be able to move fast enough with the medkit anyway, but… there's a strong wish that I could do something.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Jul 11, 2007, 12:53pm

Lila to the med deck via the Spider Scampering Express.(if unconcious)

Why do I feel like I've just set myself up in some bizare human ritual?


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 12:53pm

She's awake now, crap…

Um… Hi Ms. Marie…


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:54pm

Sándor comes rushing over to them, "You are just in time, an assignment came in from the Council while you were…training."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Risk on Jul 11, 2007, 12:54pm

Jul 11, 2007, 12:49pm, Sir Nathaniel/Fang wrote:"Z'p…SHE SAID GET A SOUND DAMPENER INSTALLED!"

He scampered over to her. Looking at her with 8 eyes of wonder. "I'k…Ever dance with a Spider in the moonlight?"

"I've never seen a spider cry… I'd advise that you shut up."

[REALLY slow on the draw today.]


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:55pm

Uhm…hello….you might just be the politest brain parasite ah've ever had…


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 11, 2007, 12:55pm

Kalvin looks at Sándor.

"…yeah, just in time."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:56pm

Smasher says, "Sándor, look at us…we're in no shape to stop jaywalkers right now, much less a threat to the empire!"

Sándor says, "You have no choice…it's the Devourer. He's on his way!"


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 11, 2007, 12:58pm

"Waitwaitwaitwait - the Devourer? GALACTUS?!" Wide eyes, now. "All in favor of hauling ass, raise your hand."


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Kalvin "Apex" Richmond on Jul 11, 2007, 12:58pm

"Galactus? No…."

Kalvin falls into the closest seat, his mind replaying all the things Moondragon showed him.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 11, 2007, 12:59pm

Um… Yeah… I kind of used your body while you were out, nothings broken… I think. You see I generally lived in Damien's head, he told me to go to another since he was getting beat up and all. There was fighting and then Captain Marvel came and you were unconscious and- I'm not going to get a detention for this, am I?….


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Jul 11, 2007, 12:59pm

I raise my hand.


Re: X-Patriots #15 - Pale New Dawn
Post by watcher on Jul 11, 2007, 12:59pm

[[And that just about wraps this one up. There will be a follow-up thread. Anyone jumping ship to head back home with Rogue will be gone before the next mission starts…I am planning for next Monday on this one.]]


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