X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale

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X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 4, 2007, 10:43am

«When people get here, we can get rockin and rollin>


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 8:05am

«Recap: Norm Spencer's voice rings out: Previously, on X-Pats:

The X-Patriots were scheduled for a simple training session, but something went wrong with the Training Room. The found themselves back in Xavier's mansion, only to watch the entire school wiped out in a Sentinel attack.

The disturction continued to escalate, until the program was disrupted by the arrival of Magus and Thanos. Magus said that everything that was happening was Kal's fault, and the X-Patriots were in a lot of danger unless they listened to what he had to say.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Sept 7, 2007, 8:07am

[Uh…checking in..]


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 8:09am

«It's a little early, I just figured I would post it up before I took care of stuff at work. If people get here, I will run it, but I was not really planning to start until 10-11.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 8:10am

«*sigh* Here…»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 8:34am

«You don't have to participate if you don't want, born. I am not saying that with any harshness or sarcasm.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 8:38am

«I have a responsibility. We'll have too few participants as it is, I fear…»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 8:38am

«I would rather a small number of participants than unwilling participants.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 7, 2007, 8:58am

I'm here.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 9:23am

I planned to be here about noon, I gotta take off for like an hour in a few minutes.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 7, 2007, 10:02am

I apologize, Skitch, but I've just been informed about a test I have to take at school. I might be able to squeeze in, but I can't promise.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 10:06am

«No biggy! Good luck on your test!»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 10:21am

« Here-y. »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Pester on Sept 7, 2007, 10:38am

«I'm here as long as my Internet allows. But since it's currently being "Fixed," it may cut out at any time.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 10:57am

«I are here»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:00am

Magus looks at the group before continuing, "The Living Tribunal does not understand the true nature of the Infinity Gems. Justice truly is blind sometimes."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Pester on Sept 7, 2007, 11:03am

"And ugly…"

I tried to push myself up off the ground, but it just wasn't happening.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 11:04am

"I'm confused, what are you trying to say?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 11:06am

"No back-and-forth riddles and rhetoric, please. I want it straight up what you believe Kalvin has done and what you want here…"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 11:06am

~Astra~

"Don't listen to his rantings. The Tribunal's rulings aren't to be questioned," I hiss. "You can spew your diatribe later- who are you, and why are you here?"

[Astra wouldn't know about him, right?]


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:10am

"Get rid of riddles and rhetoric? I am not sure I am capable..but I will try."

"The Mind Gem is a sentient being. When Living Tribunal made it so you were unable to utilize the gem's power, that did not stop the gem from working on it's own using your friend as a power source. The gem's actions to this point have been quick and unnoticeable, but now it is interacting with your traing facility. You might as well have shined a giant beacon telling the universe where the gem was and that it was working again."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Sept 7, 2007, 11:10am

"Q'rk…who? Big S! Uh…" He scratches his head,"Victory Dance!"

"VICTORY DANCE INITIATED!"

Big S moonwalks in the background.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 11:11am

"If the Gem did it, how is Kalvin responsible? And I suppose the obvious question is… what does the Gem want?"

It would be… unpleasant if it was hostile.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:11am

«Hard to say…Magus wasn't that wideknown a figure, so I'd lean towards no.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 11:13am

"…I think I understand, Nicolette. If the Gem did this using me, it showed what…I really want?" Kalvin shakes his head. "No…that can't be…I don't want you guys all…I do want Kidd back…but…" He shakes his head again, having completely confused himself.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 11:16am

I place my hands squarely on my hips and scope him up and down before looking him in the eye.

"And I'm guessing this is where we're supposed to hand you the Gem? Is that it? Or do you have something else in mind, mmm?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:17am

Magus said, "I suspect the gem was probably rather bored and even a little lonely without it's 'siblings.' The gem is not human and just interprets your desires however it wants. Someone with a very strong will can bend the gem to their own purposes much easier. Thanos and…" annoyed pause…" Adam Warlock are perfect examples of this."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:19am

Magus smiles at Astra, "I have dealt with Earthlings before. Nothing is ever that simple, so I will not waste my time or breath. The Hala Guard and Warlock's band of misfits are headed in this direction. I am sure you are all willing to lay down your lives to fight them, but what about the lives of this ship's crew?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 11:21am

"That… is their duty as they serve the Majestrix," I answer, my voice wavering slightly. "Their duty and their honour."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 11:21am

"They want the Gem, and it being here is my fault, no one else should have to get hurt in the crossfire…."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 11:23am

"So… the Infinity Watch is willing to go against the Tribunal's decision, hmm?"

On the other hand, the news about the Hala Guard was almost exciting. Since hearing about it and it's leader, Genis-Vell, she'd almost looked forward to meeting him…


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:24am

"I would suggest that we give them an alternative battle site…and then we can go about arranging for some backup for you. You are powerful…but next to Adam Warlock, Thanos, and Genis-Vell, you are nothing."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:25am

"The Tribunal's decision was the gem should remain inactive. That hasn't been the case here. Adam Warlock is a master of working loopholes in his favor."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 11:26am

Why was this guy helping them?

"We can set them up against each other…" she said.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 11:28am

"…if the Gem worked like I wanted it to, we could us it against them. As it stands, Nic's plan seems to be the right idea."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:28am

«You can ask that out loud Prime, he actually will give you a fairly honest answer.»

"That sounds tactically sound…but the Juber and it's crew will still be caught in the crossfire."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 11:29am

Sept 7, 2007, 11:25am, Last Hero wrote:"The Tribunal's decision was the gem should remain inactive. That hasn't been the case here. Adam Warlock is a master of working loopholes in his favor."

"Or you could be lying. The Tribunal's rulings are not so easily overturned, which makes it seem that either there's something else affecting things here… or you're deceiving us. What do you have to gain from all of this? And don't tell me that your motives are entirely altruistic- not when you're egotistical enough to use a fake image of Thanos as your herald. You still haven't told us who you are."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 11:30am

"Well, then feel free to help us some more." He couldn't count on her trust though. "I'm surprised the Hala Guard would be willing to start a war over this…"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:31am

"I tend to do by Magus, but I was born Adam Warlock. When Adam took the Gauntlet from Nebula…half of you were dead when that happened, so you might not know about that…he willed all the good and evil from himself to enable himself to make tough decisions." Magus smiles wickedly, "Take a guess which one I am."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 11:33am

"If you're the embodiment of all of the evil in Adam Warlock then why would you help us?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:33am

"My goals? Two fold - 1.) Revenge against my enemies. That includes Adam Warlock, Thanos, and Mar-Vell."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 11:33am

"So you're saying you're evil? And you're helping us against the good one? How wonderfully… conflicting."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 11:34am

"And not at all taking the Gem for yourself when this ends, mmm?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:35am

"Surprised that someone would start a war over power? My dear, at their heart, that is what all conflicts in history have been about."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 11:35am

Sept 7, 2007, 11:33am, BornIn1142 wrote:"So you're saying you're evil? And you're helping us against the good one?? How wonderfully… conflicting."

[If I remember right, Adam Warlock is neutral. Goddess (or whatever her name was) is good.]


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 11:35am

I looked around, as I tried to stand up. It's convenient that I tell this from a future perspective now, since I can't remember if there was something stopping me from standing. For some reason I remember there being an adventure on some planet with a giant worm, or something. I don't know, I must be coming down with Alzheimer's or something. Could I stand up? I wonder…

Either way, I had no idea what was going on. I really just felt like punching something. so I stayed quiet.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:35am

Magus smiles again at Astra, "I did say my purpose was two-fold. Yes, the possibility of possessing an Infinity Gem is the reason I am here."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 11:37am

"And you honestly believe that we would allow for the possibility of someone who has just admitted that he's evil possessing the Gem over someone who you just referred to as neutral in nature?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 11:37am

"You're not getting this Gem."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 11:37am

"Isn't that Thanos right next to you?"

« Sorry, Got shoved off the computer. »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 11:37am

"Well, you're not getting…" She had almost said 'ours'. "…Kalvin's."

It almost hurt to say that. She would have liked nothing more to finally get rid of it. But it was a matter of pride… and giving it to someone evil didn't seem like a good idea either.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:39am

Magus waves off their concern, "Your gem is defective at the moment. There are five other fully functional gems heading this way as I speak. I do not need the mind gem to achieve my goals. If I wanted that gem, I would have blasted your ship and picked it out of the remains."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 11:39am

Sept 7, 2007, 11:37am, Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim wrote:"Isn't that Thanos right next to you?"

« Sorry, Got shoved off the computer. »

[For the record, the manner in which he was talking about Thanos is what made her assume this Thanos was fake, Mike, not OOC knowledge :).]


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 11:40am

<Sorry, Murphy's Law…got busy as hell all of a sudden. Recap?»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:40am

Magus says, "It's not the real Thanos. That I will explain once we move from here."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 11:40am

Sept 7, 2007, 11:39am, Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa wrote:
Sept 7, 2007, 11:37am, Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim wrote:"Isn't that Thanos right next to you?"

« Sorry, Got shoved off the computer. »

[For the record, the manner in which he was talking about Thanos is what made her assume this Thanos was fake, Mike, not OOC knowledge :).]

« Yes, but I'm not willing to have my charaters take such giant leaps of logic. »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:42am

«Mostly just exposition about Magus, his purposes, his origins, why he's helping us, the fact that the gem has been "using" Kal and it's most recent "fun" in the Training Room has alerted the Infinity Watch and Hala Guard that the gem is active and exactly where it is. Magus has offered to take the battle elsewhere to keep the crew from getting killed.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 11:42am

"If you hold yourself able to take one or several of the Watch's Gems… why not just keep them off our backs yourself now? We're supposed to be training, and have no time for spatial politics."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 11:43am

"Where do you suggest we move this?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 11:44am

Sept 7, 2007, 11:40am, Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim wrote:
Sept 7, 2007, 11:39am, Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa wrote:

[For the record, the manner in which he was talking about Thanos is what made her assume this Thanos was fake, Mike, not OOC knowledge :).]

« Yes, but I'm not willing to have my charaters take such giant leaps of logic. »

[Which is why I directed it at Mike :).]


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:44am

"As you suggested, I plan on allowed they to fight each other over YOUR gem, and take advantage of the confusion. My own power is far from unlimited."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:45am

Magus smiles, "I suspect suggesting my ship would not go over well?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 11:45am

If the fight was relocated, they'd probably lose their "act of war" defense against the Guard… Bleh.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 11:46am

"Yeah, no. What about some unoccupied planet?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 11:48am

"How about in a black hole!"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:49am

Magus nods, "That works for me…are we agreed or are we wasting time here?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 11:49am

"Wait, which one? the black hole or the planet?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 11:50am

Sept 7, 2007, 11:49am, Last Hero wrote:Magus nods, "That works for me…are we agreed or are we wasting time here?"

"As long as you're not talking about the Black Hole."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:50am

Magus looks at Nephy, then the others, "Is she suicidal?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 11:50am

"Oooh! Oooh!

Or, we could put a Nega-Bomb on the planet, and then blow it up when they all show up!"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:50am

«Was typing at same time, only had a chance to respond to planet suggestion»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 11:51am

"She's…" Nicolette turned to Nephy. "…messed up hologram. Unless, of course, you're some kind of manifestation of the Gem's consciousness…"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 11:52am

Sept 7, 2007, 11:50am, Last Hero wrote:Magus looks at Nephy, then the others, "Is she suicidal?"

"She isn't real."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:53am

Magus says, "I wonder…" He turns away from us and a strange rip forms in reality. He pulls out several long tenticles and tosses them on the ground.

The tenticles shift about for a few seconds, and then they start to grow. Very quickly, they have assumed the likeness of each member of the team, including Nephy.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:54am

"Never tried to do that with a non-living creature before…but it seems to have worked."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 11:54am

Nicolette looked them over disapprovingly, resting her gaze on her own double.

"What purpose does this serve?"

«Astra, too?»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 11:55am

« GAH! STOP BEING SO FAST! »

The two Nephys stare at eachother.

"Great, now we have a clone of a clone."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:55am

"Decoys."

«Astra too.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 11:56am

"What are they? What are they actually?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 11:58am

"Nice. You think I could borrow this? I was thinking about dating a set of twins…and this could come in real handy…"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 11:58am

"Will they really fall for these?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 11:58am

"I can explain, but that will require me speaking in riddles again, do I have your permission?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 11:58am

"Or you could just explain. And I don't see why they would fall for it… I'm a lot prettier than her."

She nodded towards Nicolette.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 11:59am

"As long as there's some semblence of an explanation, and it's not just gibberish," I say sternly.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 11:59am

The Nephy decoy walks behind the Nico one.

"I don't know… I think she looks better."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 11:59am

"Why of course you are Nico"

I wink.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Sept 7, 2007, 12:01pm

"W'ki..BIG S! THUNDERCLAP!"

"THUNDERCLAP!" Big S slaps his hands together making a big boom noise.

"J'lk…No more mating talk."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 12:03pm

I point at my decoy.

"Should she be talking? Nobody else's is talking."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 12:03pm

"I like mating talk."

I walked over to inspect the girl clones.

"Could kiss these on the mouth, not worry about catching something."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:03pm

"They are from a Dimension of Manifestations. They are abstract until they are brought into our world and given form."

Dopple Curt says, "Uhm…okay, that made no sense at all!"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:05pm

Dopplefang heads over to check out Big S, "N'rf. Can we make one of these?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 12:08pm

"So, shoulden't someone be calling Shi'ar command to get that Nega bomb?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 12:09pm

"There are no Nega-bombs available, I'm afraid. Who are you?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 12:10pm

"Conan," I said to Doppletank. "What is best in life?"

He looked at me with the stare of recognition, and spoke.

"To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!"

"Good!"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 12:10pm

"Yeah I'm with Reflex the Remix….huh what?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:11pm

Thanos says, "Master, we have very little time. We need to leave now."

Magus says, "You heard him. Do we go planetside?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 12:11pm

"How would you know?

I'm the Nephy hologram, remember?"

« She could have confused them, but for the record, if I was ever the decoy I would say it in the post. »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 12:11pm

I just shake my head at Tank.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 12:12pm

«That's not what I meant. Everybody seems to ignore the matter of just how much of the Gem she has in her.»

"But who are you aside from that? Are you just code given a bit of independence by a powerful psychic object or… more?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 12:12pm

I stare the doppleganger of myself in the eye and then poke her forehead. She rocks backwards and then restabilises.

"It's not even a good likeness… this is almost insulting."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:13pm

«I was always amazed that the "abstracts" were able to simulate the heroes (and Thanos) perfectly, down to their looks, powers and personalities…let when Magus attacked with them, he just used mindless hordes of them. Comic book logic for you ;) »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 12:13pm

I shrug.

"I don't know."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:14pm

«As far as I am concerned, the gem had no real influence on Cyber-Nephy being here. It was pretty much, character wanted in on mission and this seemed like an easy way to sneak him in.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 12:15pm

« Yes, I'm shallow like that. »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:16pm

«While the X-Pats continue stand along yapping, Genis Vell bursts through ship. Shi'ar pop out the sides of the ship like champaigne corks. All dead….and then a paradox is created, since they are still alive in later missions, and the entire message board is sucked into the abyss…»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:16pm

Sept 7, 2007, 12:15pm, Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim wrote:« Yes, I'm shallow like that. »

«I am ;) »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 12:17pm

"Hmh. Well, let's go."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 12:18pm

"Oh! I've got an even better idea!

We should put the gem on an irrated planet, so that when they fight on it they die from radiation poisoning in the process!"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 12:19pm

Sept 7, 2007, 12:16pm, Last Hero wrote:«While the X-Pats continue stand along yapping, Genis Vell bursts through ship. Shi'ar pop out the sides of the ship like champaigne corks. All dead….and then a paradox is created, since they are still alive in later missions, and the entire message board is sucked into the abyss…»

«HAA!! Curt due to havin twice the speed because his double is here..merged with the speed force and recreated the universe in his own image. That's right….all black people!!! And yes, if you don't allow this…then I'm calling you racist.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:19pm

«I'm not trying to force the fight away from here. If you want to fight here, we definitely can, I just want a decision ;) »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 12:19pm

"Lets just get this over with…" Kalvin's clearly worried.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:20pm

Sept 7, 2007, 12:19pm, HEAT! wrote:
Sept 7, 2007, 12:16pm, Last Hero wrote:«While the X-Pats continue stand along yapping, Genis Vell bursts through ship. Shi'ar pop out the sides of the ship like champaigne corks. All dead….and then a paradox is created, since they are still alive in later missions, and the entire message board is sucked into the abyss…»

«HAA!! Curt due to havin twice the speed because his double is here..merged with the speed force and recreated the universe in his own image. That's right….all black people!!! And yes, if you don't allow this…then I'm calling you racist.»

«RIGHT ON!!»

Black Nic, Dopple Nic, and regular Nic all start to make out!


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 12:20pm

"OR we can find Galactus, and hide it in his pocket, and watch everyone fight him for the gem he dosen't know he has!"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 12:24pm

"I am going to kill everyone here and then myself if we don't get this started."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 12:24pm

«Nicolette already chose to go…»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 12:26pm

«I don't care one way or hte other…especially since I'm still trying to figure out what's going on :P »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 12:27pm

« Feel free to wisk whatever version of Nephy you want away. She's just crazy and not going to stop being crazy. »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 12:27pm

«I want the less crazy one, whoever it is.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 12:28pm

« Hey! She has some good, if sucidal ideas! »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:30pm

«Can't take a holographic Nephy out of the place.»

Magus is tired of waiting for some kind of consencus and teleports them down to the planet's surface. He turns to Kal, "Use the gem."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 12:31pm

"What? I can't. It doesn't work."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 12:32pm

«What consensus? Nicolette made the call already…»

"Why would he be able to?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 12:32pm

Nephy Decoy looks around.

"Hmm… I don't get a decoy…."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 12:33pm

«So are our doubles down here or back on the ship? I'm lost.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:33pm

Magus said, "Just let the gem do what it does naturally. No resisting it."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:34pm

«Sorry, my mistake. The doubles and the originals are all here…except for Cyber-Nephy who is a hologram.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 12:34pm

"I don't think I've been resisting it anyway…I've tried to use it a few times."

Hey, you, Gem, do what you want.

That'll work…right?


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 12:34pm

«Not your fault…I'm not good at multi tasking and I'm trying to do a report at the same time.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 12:35pm

Nicolette frowned.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 12:37pm

"So whats the plan boss?"

Reflex the Remix says "You call her boss? You're whipped!"

"Whipped…I haven't even gotten any yet…."

I look nervously at Nico

"….I mean……not that I'm saying I will…I'm mean…umm…nothing."

Reflex the Remix says "Yep…straight whipped…."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 12:38pm

Doppletank and I found a large, flat rock and began arm wrestling.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:38pm

Dopple Nic frowned as well, "That is not a good idea!"

Magus says, "We need to get their attention. That was the whole point of moving down here after all."

He turns to Kal, "But that is you trying to impose your will on the gem…." Magus waves his hand in front of Kal's blank eyes, "He's not even listening."

For just a brief moment, Kal feels the overwhelming prescence of the Infinity Watch and the Hala Guard in his mind.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 12:41pm

"…I think they're almost here."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 12:42pm

Dopple Nephy watches with amusement Curt embarassing himself. Literaly.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 12:44pm

[I'm likely to duck off because I keep on falling asleep where I sit. Sorry. Bye.]


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:44pm

Magus says, "We must time this very carefully." He signals to the dopplegangers, "You will draw them away from us." The dopplegangers set off, except for Nephy who still believes herself to be the real thing.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:48pm

Magus says, "You might not want to watch this…it will be tough to watch yourselves get killed."

«Write your own death scene. You can be killed by any member of the Hala Guard or Infinity Watch you want.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 12:48pm

I turn to RTR

"Good luck man. And please…don't embarass me.."

RTR says "Please man. You better worry more about me taking your spot on the team. Plus..I think "boss lady" is diggin me. You might get replaced…."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 12:49pm

Sept 7, 2007, 12:48pm, Last Hero wrote:"

«Write your own death scene. You can be killed by any member of the Hala Guard or Infinity Watch you want.»

«You're too kind… ;) »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:50pm

«I can be a sick bastard when I want to…figured it would be easier to maintain my friendships if I let you guys do it yourself ;) »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 12:51pm

«You can just kill Kalvin…I can't do it ;_;»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Sept 7, 2007, 12:52pm

Sept 7, 2007, 12:44pm, Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa wrote:[I'm likely to duck off because I keep on falling asleep where I sit. Sorry. Bye.]

[Sad, I had time to fall asleep, and come back.]

Dopple Fang is promptly squashed by Captain Marvel after slaping Guard Fang…


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 12:55pm

Doppletank picks up a goddamn rock. He goes straight for the head of that miserable Craptain Marvel. Marvel, at first, doesn't move. He's in fact tickled that this lowly individual would even bother putting up something of a fight. He got schooled last time, and he will this time. But he realizes that there's a difference. Previously, the boy thought he could win. Now, he knows there isn't much of a chance. That makes him much more dangerous, he realizes, as Doppletank's blows rain down upon his head.

It takes more than a few seconds for Marvel's blasts to wipe Doppletank from existence. A pretty solid inconvenience, all things considered.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 12:56pm

«I just realized I'm not sure of the members….of either.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:57pm

Moondragon lands on the ground next to Dopple Kal, "This is the little bastard who stole my gem!" She lunges for him, and hits him in the throat with a nasty martial arts strike. Dopple Kal falls to the ground choking on his own blood.

Real Kal is very confused as he suddenly feels a tight compression around his own neck.

Moondragon reaches down to search Dopple Kal for the gem when Plaztia plows into her with a plastic battering ram.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:58pm

«Hala Guard - Plaztia, Kral-Raiden (Yes, that Kral Raiden), the unnamed purple slimeball who makes things explode, Neutron, Warstar, Fang and Captain Marvel.

Infinity Watch - Adam Warlock, Moondragon, Gamora, Thanos, Drax, Pip»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 12:59pm

«Plaztia and "purple" are characters I created myself. Actually born created the power idea for Plaztia. Plaztia generates and manipulates and type of plastic that is as hard as diamond. Purple guy makes things non-living things blow up around him, and is pretty much a pile of goo»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 1:00pm

Nicolette didn't want to die. Well… her name wasn't really 'Nicolette', she wasn't truly a she and death had no meaning for her. Every part of that statement seemed false. But somehow, she knew it was true…

She didn't want to die.

And yet… she would. And she'd do it willingly, too. The thought hurt, a little.

She hovered away from the group. She held up her jaw and kept her back straight. If she'd die, she'd do so proudly, and on her own terms. She would not try to escape like a coward. She didn't let a speck of fright or sadness slip into her features. She'd be majestic in her final moments, and make even her death seem graceful.

It all seemed to inexorably right to her…

"I'm pleased to meet you," she told Genis-Vell with a slight smile, "It's not every day that I get to meet someone of your caliber… even if he's on the wrong side. And I admit, I seem to be somewhat misinformed… I had heard, well, good things about you. There were mentions of honor, I believe. It seems a little odd you would viciously attack a group to steal from them. But, oh, well…"

She considered moving closer and making some seductive moves. And she considered attacking, as well. She could keep talking as well… Her options were somewhat limited.

She was disintegrated a few moments later.

How disgusting…


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 1:09pm

«Sureeeeeeeeee Hav gets a guest spot…but no love for the Heatster……RACIST!!!!»

RTR plows into Fang from behind. The impact sends him flying. Before Fang lands…RTR is literally on him pounding him at superspeed. The viciousness of the attack shocks Curt..who thinks to himself..that the dupe might actually pull it off.

Fang looks unconscious…and RTR dusts his hands off and surveys the field. He starts picking his next target when he feels a very sharp pain in his back. Behind him, Fang, due to his healing factor had already recovered. He had tried to put his hand completely through RTR but due to the KE field…he only managed to get through to his fingers. Still, it was enough. With the injury…RTR's powers drop and Fang removes his hand…along with RTR's spinal column.

A grim voice from the heavens says "FATALITY!"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:11pm

Sept 7, 2007, 1:09pm, HEAT! wrote:«Sureeeeeeeeee Hav gets a guest spot…but no love for the Heatster……RACIST!!!!

«hey, if you had a CoV character who wasn't a rip off of another character, I would ;) »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:12pm

Kal is dragged to the ground with a loud thud. Hussar is standing over him, a metal brace around her neck and her whip around his neck, "Looks like your distraction worked both ways…"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 1:13pm

«I have no idea what's going on anymore. Where are the real people? Where's Magus?»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:16pm

«Real versions, Magus, and Thanos are watching the Hala Guard and Infinity Watch kill the dopplegangers…and each other in a few seconds. Hussar snuck up on real Kal in the distraction and wrapped her psi-whip around his neck.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 7, 2007, 1:16pm

I toss a rock at Hussar from behind, hopping to knock her out. "Nope. Just one way."

[Soooo…what I miss?]


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:18pm

«Magus created dopplegangers of us, and took us down to an abandoned planet. The dopplegangers were pretty much sent to their death to get the Infinity Watch and Hala Guard to turn their attentions on each other.

Hussar snuck up behind us and attacked Kal…and you just attacked her ;) »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 1:18pm

Sept 7, 2007, 1:11pm, Last Hero wrote:
Sept 7, 2007, 1:09pm, HEAT! wrote:«Sureeeeeeeeee Hav gets a guest spot…but no love for the Heatster……RACIST!!!!

«hey, if you had a CoV character who wasn't a rip off of another character, I would ;) »

«Let's see…Radiation Burnn and Kold Snap showed you the ins and outs of CoV. Incidious worked with you a few levels. You've seen me online as Omega Device..never met the character sure…but you've seen me. Just admit it man…you're like GeeDubya….you hate black people!»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:19pm

Hussar turns her attention to Roxie, definitely caught off guard, "Attacking from behind?? That is the only way you fight, now?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 1:19pm

I also picked up a rock and threw it at Hassar.

Mine was a little bigger though. I'd clock it at a few tons.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 1:20pm

"Ack!" Kalvin would say something about her being dead, but he's choking.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:20pm

«I was only teasing you, chucklehead. I've been talking for a while that I wanted to use CoV characters in NM…I happened to need a strong guy after Hussar was…killed…not so much…and Kral was all I could think of on the fly.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 1:20pm

Nicolette zipped up to Hussar and grabbed hold of the wrist of the hand holding the whip. And yanked it. Of course, she was aware of the rock… She just wanted to free Kalvin and then get out of the way.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:21pm

«AFK five minutes»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 1:22pm

Sept 7, 2007, 1:20pm, Last Hero wrote:«I was only teasing you, chucklehead. I've been talking for a while that I wanted to use CoV characters in NM…I happened to need a strong guy after Hussar was…killed…not so much…and Kral was all I could think of on the fly.»

«I know…I was teasing also. In fact, the first thought that came to my mind was "all my characters are rip-offs". If you ever repeat this…I'll deny it and sue you for slander.

Wait…I've already put it in print….. ::) »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 1:28pm

I watch as the huge rock sails toward her.

"Shoulden't we not kill them both?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 7, 2007, 1:30pm

"Gah! Tank!" I try to slow the rock down so it doesn't hurt Hussar too much.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 1:33pm

"Aw, you guys are no fun."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 1:34pm

For a split second I think about running over there to intercept the rock….then when I see Roxie's got it covered…I leave it be.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 1:35pm

"It was her idea," I pointed at Roxie.

"Buncha bad influences…"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:44pm

Nic does manages to twist Hussar's wrist, but the whip is still wrapped around Kal's neck, "Go on…pull again. Let's see if his neck is as tough as mine!"

Tank's rock is still coming pretty quick, Nic, Hussar, and Kal are all in it's path. Fast decision time.

In the distance, the fruits of our plan start to come to be. Kral Raiden and Gamora are fighting, Captain Marvel and Warlock, Pip and Slimeball, Plaztia and Moondragon, Thanos and Thanos, and Warstar and Neutron against Drax. Magus is edging away from us, watching the battlefield closely for openings.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 1:45pm

Kalvin forces some vines to grow out of the seeds in his pocket and wrap around Hussar's neck.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 1:45pm

« I wonder where they think the second Thanos came from. »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:46pm

«We're too far away to hear that discussion…that is relevant to what happens next though ;) »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Sept 7, 2007, 1:47pm

Fang tries to wrangle the big rock.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 1:47pm

Hmmm, perhaps she should break Hussar's hand… no, this called for a lesson - she crushed the hand, so she could try pulling away the whip from it. Then she tried to get both Kalvin and Hussar's to relative safety.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:48pm

Hussar yanks up on her whip, lifting Kal from the ground, "You are no warrior, and no student either. I am not human. Not all humanoids are built the same way."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:49pm

Fang looks like the end of Dr. Stranglove up there. But, he does angle it enough to not crush them all. They still get hit with shrapnel, but hey, it's better than being flat.

Nic maintains her grip in Hussar's hand, and a crushing sound can be heard. The whip slides free.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 1:51pm

"I warned you, Tank. No senseless killing. And use your brain the next time."

She tried to punch Hussar out.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:51pm

The two Thanos turn simitaneously, one blasting Magus, the other blasting Captain Marvel. Magus is out cold. Captain Marvel is knocked backwards, and really pissed. He charges the two Thanos.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 1:53pm

"Hmm."

I look at Magus.

"Maybe we should go before they blow up the planet by accident."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:53pm

Hussar manages to duck Nic's punch, and tackles her.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 1:53pm

"Sure, princess. Whatever you say," I sarcasm.

I walked over to a few more rocks, make fists, and bury my hands into them so I've got big rock gloves around my fists.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:55pm

Drax emerges from the knocked out Warstar and Neutron and sees Tank, "CRAGFACE!!" He grabs a rock of his own and hurls it at Tank's head.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 1:55pm

Do what you want again…be great if it were helping me. Kalvin thinks to the Mind Gem.

Kalvin throws a punch at Hussar…yeah, that'll do a lot.

«I wish someone was here to offer Drax cookies….»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 1:56pm

"We'll deal with the - ugh - disobedience later."

She let Hussar touch her, floated into a horizontal position and slammed into the ground with Hussar in front of her.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by HEAT! on Sept 7, 2007, 1:56pm

"Uh uh uh"

I reach out and extend my field near Tank. The rock should drop to the ground, well short of Tank.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:56pm

I think I've done enough… the gem responds mournfully.

Kal punches Hussar in the back of the neck, and despite her claims of superiority, she howls in pain.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 1:57pm

Come on, haven't I kept you safe and whatnot?

"Yeah, real superior." Another punch.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:58pm

Drax looks at Reflex and Tank confused, "Rock fall down?" He leaps into the air….about five seconds later, Curt hears a cartoon like whistling sounds coming from far overhead.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 7, 2007, 1:58pm

"Double team!" I float on a rock, staying a safe distance, and form a replica of Tank with his rock fists - pretty dead on. I give the construct orders to mirror everything Tank does, going for double damage.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 1:59pm

I'm pretty sure, I'm the one who's kept you safe! You have been the worst protector yet!

Nic slams Hussar to the ground, and Kal lands another agonyizing blow on the back of her strained neck.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 2:00pm

No one stole you from me, come on! You seem to be happy with me.

He throws another punch.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:00pm

«So now we have Dopple Tank, Black Tank, Tank Tank, and Golem Tank…wow…I hate to be the one in charge of continuity around here…»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 2:00pm

"Roxanne. Build up a wall around us. And you…" She looked at Hussar. "Yield."

She wasn't going to let Kalvin kill her…


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 7, 2007, 2:01pm

"On it." I create a wall around us and start layering, making it as thick as I can go. Should hold.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:01pm

SEEM to be happy?? Have you ever asked me if I actually was happy??


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:02pm

«She wasn't going to let Kalvin kill her… again… ;) »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 2:02pm

I float up on a little blood platform to where Roxaine is staying.

"So I guess that's a no."

All these alien morphologys… I've no idea which one would be the most effective use of my powers. Or which ones we should be fighting, we can't fight them all. I hope they know what they're doing.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:02pm

Hussar laughes at Nic, "Is that what I taught you?? To yield?? You disgust me!"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 2:03pm

"I killed you once, shut up!"

Are you happy?


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:03pm

Drax lands on the rock wall and plows right through it dropping rock down on Curt and Tank.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:03pm

NO! I want to be whole again. We all do.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:04pm

"Do I look dead to you? I'll admit, you put me out of action for a few weeks, but I am good as new!"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:05pm

The two Thanos seem to be attacking the other members of the Infinity Watch. Pip, Gamora, and Moondragon have just gone down. Warlock is standing facing them. He looks extremely worried.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 2:05pm

"You didn't teach me very much, to be honest. I'm cunning enough to surrender to save my life, and especially my team's. And I don't care much about a traitor's opinion."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:05pm

"Does this mean you are giving up? I accept!" Hussar says with a bloody smile.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Sept 7, 2007, 2:06pm

Fang tries to bite hussar in the ass, and inject venom.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 2:06pm

Since everyone else seems to be busy beating up their former leader, I hover over to the only guy that's not fighting right now. Warlock.

"Hey, what's going on? I'm new here."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:06pm

Fang slips in easily. Hussar falls on top of him unconscious.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 2:06pm

Nicolette smiled back.
"Does Captain Marvel care for the lives of his team? Ah…"

She glanced at Fang.

"Guess we'll have to find out ourselves…"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 2:07pm

I had no idea who this guy was, just know he had every intention of beating me to death. So I swung a fist at his fat green head.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:07pm

Warlock says, "I…am not sure. We came for the gem, and were attacked by them…and now two Thanos…this was not the plan, at all."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 2:09pm

…I can't help you there.

"Hussar, seriously. Shut up." He punches her again.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 2:09pm

"Thanoses? Hmm.

Oh, one of them works for this Magus guy that brought us here. I think he's a fake."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 2:09pm

Nicolette moved her out of the way of the punch.

"Get a grip, Apex. I don't want a breakdown in the middle of this."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Sept 7, 2007, 2:09pm

Fang starts cacooning Hussar. Traitor to the Shi'ar, chi-ching.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 2:10pm

"You can wrap her up, but keep her face visible. If we're lucky, we can use her as a bargaining chip."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:10pm

We need to be reunited!

Drax rubs his jaw, "You hit hard! I hit harder!" Drax winds up and punches Tank in the side of the head.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:11pm

Warlock looks surprised, "Magus? The Magus died many, many years ago. Are you sure??"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 2:12pm

"That's what he called himself. He's over there."

I point to where Magus was knocked out by one of the Thanoses.

"We'd really just like to get out of here alive, if it's not too much trouble."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:13pm

Thanos…one of them….plucks the gem free from Gamora's forehead, and just releases it. Pip's gem follows soon after. A space gem that smells like feet…yummy. The two gems float freely in space.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:14pm

Warlock says, "Your lives were never at risk here…not from us at least." Warlock travels to Magus and looks down, "It is him all right…how did that happen? I destroyed him years ago…"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 2:14pm

I'll do what I can to help you. Can we work as a team?


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:15pm

Genis Vell lands lightly next to Nic, Fang, and Kal, "I am glad that you are well. I have heard much about you. Your plan had a major flaw."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 2:15pm

Son of a bitch did hit harder. Not that I'd tell him that. Though the way my head rocked to the side probably gave him a pretty good clue.

I fell back and aimed a kick at his stomach. I didn't really want to be within arm's length of this guy.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:16pm

A team…not one over the other? That is possible?


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 2:16pm

"Which plan would that be? If you mean coming here and luring you along, then it wasn't MY plan."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:16pm

The force of the kick causes Drax spits the gem into Tank's face.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 2:17pm

Yes, it's very possible. We work together and accomplish both of our goals.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:18pm

Genis smiles lightly, "I meant the decoys. Cosmic awareness, after all. I knew where the gem was all along."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 2:18pm

"That wasn't my plan either…"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:18pm

Bring the gems together


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:18pm

Genis says, "I thought you led this team?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 2:21pm

"The fuck?" As the gem hit me in the face and I caught it. I held onto it like some kind of crab thing, who hangs onto things.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 2:21pm

I'll do my best to help you. Do we have an agreement? I do what I can to bring the gems together and you help me out from time to time…specifically when I ask you for help.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Sept 7, 2007, 2:21pm

Fang finishes cacooning Hassur. He then looks up at Genis,"R'ek…Can we go now, or do you want to fight?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:22pm

That is a promise I might not be able to keep…


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 2:22pm

"We had a temporary external adviser, who undoubtedly knew more of this situation than me."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 2:23pm

Why not?


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:23pm

Genis said, "I am only here for Magus. My father distinctly warned me about how dangerous he was.*"

«"*No he didn't, true believers. Genis's memories are artifical and he never met his father."»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:25pm

Once we are one again, I will not be so easy to carry around…

Genis says, "At the end of the day, the blame still falls on the leader's shoulders. That is the burden we bear."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 2:25pm

"So what now?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 2:26pm

Alright, that makes sense. Then just help me until you're one again.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:27pm

Warlock says, "I need to stop Thanos from whatever he's doing."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 2:28pm

"Thani, you mean.

See, I TOLD them we should have just done this somewhere with a bomb we could blow up afterwards."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 2:28pm

I wrapped my fingers around the gem and started beating Drax about the head with it.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 2:29pm

"I suppose…" She glanced at Hussar jovially. "Do you think so little of us that you believed sending Hussar against us alone would be anything other than a suicide attack? Or did she act on her own, against your wishes?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:29pm

Tank feels a hell of a surge of power running through him. Drax is battered backwards. He leans against the rock wall, "Cragface strong?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:31pm

Genis said, "I probably should have kept a closer eye on her, but she was operating on her own. I suspect she was looking for a little revenge of her own. She didn't seem too keen on the whole "they were tricked into attacking us" thing. Did we ever figure out who was doing that, by the way?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 2:32pm

"Holy… Cragface strong?"

It was surprising that I could just pummel this guy so badly. It made me happy.

I looked for Craptain Marvel… I wanna piece of that pansy now.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:33pm

Drax leans on wall, "Drax tired…rest now…"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 2:33pm

Well?!


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:34pm

Agreed. I am just trying to figure out what we need to do. Space and Time seem to be okay. Reality is with the Thanos on the right. Your rocklike teammate took Power. And Adam has the Soul Gem…of course


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 2:35pm

Alright…what would you suggest? I'm open for suggestions.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 2:35pm

"A cosmic entity, one called the Collector. He tried to capture us, but we broke free."

She seemed strangely wishful of his appraisal.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:36pm

If we are taking on two Thanos, we need all the help we can get.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 2:36pm

"It's mine, bitches! Mine!"

I ran over to a nearby mountain, and tried to lift it. It's like, a quintillion tons or something.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:38pm

Genis does seem impressed, "An elder? No wonder I couldn't find him. Cosmic awareness is only useful when you know the right direction to look."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:38pm

Tank lifts it like it weighed nothing.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 2:39pm

"Tank put that down! You'll hurt someone!"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:40pm

The mountain starts to crack and fall apart all around Tank. He can lift it well enough, but keeping it in one piece…not so easy.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 2:40pm

Hmm…you're right.

"Tank! Hit the Thanoses with it!"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 2:40pm

"Wow! Awesome!"

Pretty hard not to feel like a kid in a candy store. I hoisted up the mountain and tried to make it clear the atmosphere…

As you can probably tell from my hesitation, I really didn't have much of a gift for foresight at the time.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:42pm

The Thanos are trying to got on opposite sides of Tank and set him up in a crossfire.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 2:42pm

Nicolette weighed the situation. She zipped over to Kalvin.

"Perhaps you have no grasp of the instability of someone with an Infinity Gem, Kalvin… Would you please calm him down with yours?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 2:43pm

This is getting out of hand…

If one gem can do that, what about the others? I look around for the purple and orange ones I saw briefly before.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:44pm

The space and time gems are just floating loosely in space. Adam Warlock heads over to them and looks at them strangely.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 2:45pm

Power corrupted me pretty quickly, I can tell in hindsight.

I picked up this 200 foot tall tree, and swung it at one of the Thanos's. They're not very subtle.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 2:46pm

Those!

Kalvin moves towards Adam Warlock and the Space/Time Gems.

Warlock's gonna get them. Help me!


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 2:46pm

I follow him.

"Huh… Why didn't they take them with them?"

I grab the orange one. Looks nice.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 2:46pm

Nicolette moved along with him.

"Kalvin! If he goes on as now, he could very easily kill us all."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:50pm

Tank nails the Thanos in the chest…but he only moves a few feet and stands tall.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Sept 7, 2007, 2:50pm

Fang tries to webline a gem.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:52pm

When Nephy touches the orange gem she can hear it talking to Adam

…Mind plans to put us back together. But, Thanos seems to have gone off on his own…big surprise there!


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 2:54pm

Thanoses.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 2:54pm

Can't you like…psychic blast him or something?

"Tank? He's fine. Let him go, or help him."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:54pm

Fang finds himself hearing the gems discussion too when his web touches the space gem

Could that really work?

Mind seems to think so!

It would be nice to have legs again…


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 2:55pm

O_O

"Hey, why didn't he go splat?"

Holding the gem in a pocket on my suit, I ran up to one of the Thanos's and took a swing at his jaw, trying to send him to the moon.

Seriously, a moon was in my line of sight. I wanted to send him there.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:56pm

Mind gem Thanos or Tank?


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 2:56pm

Thanos!


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 2:58pm

Nicolette's mouth twisted.
"Kalvin, don't ever order me around. Do as I say."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 2:59pm

Real Thanos crashes to the ground with a loud crash. Tank clobbers the other one into orbit.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 3:00pm

"Nic, not really the time to be pulling rank. I'm working with a cosmic rock."

Looking at Tank handling…blast Warlock!


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:00pm

Genis approaches the fallen Thanos and plucks the reality gem free. He releases it so it joins the others. "Are those really the gems I can hear in my head?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:01pm

Warlock is no threat here. He understands what we are doing.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 3:01pm

Oh, very well then. Who's missing?

"Tank. Let the gem go."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 3:02pm

I gaped in awe as Thanos (Real or fake, I don't care) reached escape velocity, caught fire, and hit the moon a few seconds later. I'm pretty sure I saw a large spot on the moon where he hit, adn kicked up a shitload of dust.

"Sweet! Someone gimme more stuff to throw at the moon!"

Yeah, I realized I could dominate everyone here, or at least thought so. But this was too much fun.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 3:02pm

"What are you- ugh."

She zipped to Tank and ripped away his uniform (and hopefully the Gem in his pocket) away from his body.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:04pm

Nic is ripping off Tank's clothes. Waiting to see how he reacts before I do anything here…


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 3:05pm

I heard a sound and looked down, as I felt a cool breeze against my bare sack.

"Lady… I don't know where to start."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 3:05pm

I cover my eyes.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 3:05pm

"…that works too." Kalvin says, trying not to look at naked Tank. "Nic! Get the Gem out of the uniform!"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:06pm

Tank feels his power draining away.

Nic is digging around his clothes looking. She finally lays her hand on it.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 3:06pm

"Don't EVER order me around!"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 3:07pm

"Shut up! This is bigger than all of us, now stop being so full of yourself."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:07pm

Genis looks at Nic with a raised eyebrow. He leans towards whoever posts next and whispers, "Is she always so angry?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 3:08pm

I considered taking a swing at the queen harpy while I still had a little of the Gem's power. I still think it would have been pretty easy to just twist her head off like a paper doll, then go about my merry way.

Still not really sure why I didn't, actually. It just didn't feel right. Like she didn't deserve it.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 3:10pm

Heh, the power… She had the vague wish to test it out. It did feel great.

But what did physical power mean? She didn't need it.

"I'm not doing anything until you get a grip and explain."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 3:11pm

"Yes, more exsposition would be nice."

I examine the little orange gem.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 3:11pm

"Nicolette, shut the FUCK up and let the damn thing go back to the others!" He points to place where all the other Gems are and where it should be PRETTY FUCKING OBVIOUS that that Gem wants to go.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:12pm

Nic can hear the power gem….Tank was having too much fun too listen ;)

We used to be one sentient being. We would like to go back to being one. We don't have to be servents or enslave anymore.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 3:13pm

« Can everyone with a gem hear all of them, or just theirs? »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 3:13pm

"You first. I knew from the start you couldn't handle it. I don't need this, except for jewelry. "


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:13pm

Adam speaks, "The Infinity gems…they are alive. I've always suspected, but never knew how aware they were." He removes the soul gem and places it with reality, time, space.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:13pm

«Anyone touching a gem can hear the others…»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 3:14pm

"Um… Does this seem like a bad idea to anyone else?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 3:15pm

"Nic, you're being fucking stupid. Let the damn thing go."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:15pm

Adam says, "As someone who has had many, many bad ideas, I can safely say this doesn't feel like one."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 3:15pm

Ahem. Don't worry, I'm going to release you. I just need to guarantee he'll do it too…


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 3:15pm

Cripes, and I thought I was the one with the pride issues…


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 3:15pm

"I told you, you first. I'm going to do it the second you do."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 3:16pm

"I guess…

I mean, if they were all one thing, they'd be omnipotent just like if someone possed all them.

They could destroy the entire universe if they wanted to. That seems like a rather large gamble."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 3:17pm

"They just don't want to be controlled, Nephy. Nicolette, I've been helping with the idea, of course I'm going to let it go. Now come down off the power trip and let the gem go."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 3:18pm

"Why don't you BOTH just let them go at the same time?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 3:18pm

"They could have done whatever they wanted anyway, you bunch of morons."

I let my cod swing in the breeze. Not much to be done about it.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 3:19pm

Nicolette hovered closer and frowned.

"Do you have any idea what you're saying? You're insulting not only a superior officer, but a supposed friend. This isn't a power trip. I don't care about the strength. I'm making sure you're going to let go. I don't think you can."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 3:20pm

"If I wasn't going to let the thing go, why did I go along with it's plan."

…She's wrong. Right? I can let you go, can't I?


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 3:21pm

"Because you want to do the right thing…"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:23pm

I hope so! Otherwise, my brothers are going to be pretty angry that I convinced them to jump ship


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 3:23pm

Meh, now this is just childish.

I walked over to where Drax was hanging out. Maybe he'll wanna fight, or get a drink or something.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 3:24pm

*Yawn…*

I'm still worried this is a bad idea. Well, if the universe ends, at least it should be quick.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Sept 7, 2007, 3:24pm

[Which gem does Fang have, and can he use it?]


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 3:24pm

"Fuck it, Nic."

Kalvin reaches into his pocket, pulling out the Mind Gem.

Thanks for any help you may have given me while I didn't know you were working, I'm sorry for almost handing you to a Brood Queen, and thanks for letting me see Kidd.

Kalvin lets the Gem go join the others, with a few moments hesitation.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 3:25pm

« Space »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 3:25pm

Nicolette let go as well.

"I'm proud of you…" she said.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:26pm

Drax looks at Cragface…err..I mean Tank, "Round 2…Drax hope not. Stomach still hurt."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:26pm

«If Fang wanted to, sure. I was hoping to end this mission sometime today though ;) »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:27pm

The mind and power gems join the others.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Sir Nathaniel/Fang on Sept 7, 2007, 3:27pm

«That was the whole point of me asking, feel free to wrap it up chief.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:29pm

The gems glow brightly, with lines running from one to another. Within a few minutes, a orb of energy has formed. The orb circles around the group "seeing" them for the first time, "Such inefficient forms…but thank you for your help."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 3:29pm

"Ah, take it easy bud. Me no want hurt."

Actually I did, but he seemed like a nice enough guy.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 3:30pm

"I'm…glad we could help."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:30pm

Drax nods sitting back down releived, "Another time then."


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 3:31pm

"What are you going to do now?"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:31pm

«Sorry to say that I really gotta get going, so won't get to do any follow-up.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Protoman on Sept 7, 2007, 3:32pm

«Eh, we can do follow up another time.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:32pm

The Infinity Orb says, "I would like to travel. It has been a long time since I was able to move on my own. Space is a varied and beautiful place…"


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Tank on Sept 7, 2007, 3:32pm

I gave Drax a little pat on the head and walked to my group, not bothering to hide my shame.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by BornIn1142 on Sept 7, 2007, 3:36pm

"Ah… good luck. Don't forget us."

She moved back towards Captain Marvel. She felt a little awkward due to her outburst, but hid it.


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:50pm

Sept 7, 2007, 3:32pm, Protoman wrote:«Eh, we can do follow up another time.»

«::chuckle:: Probably better if we don't ;) »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 3:55pm

« I proboly need one to figure out what happened to Cyber Doppleganger Nephy.

Unless someone wants to be a doll and kill her so I don't have to worry about it. »


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Sept 7, 2007, 3:58pm

[I'm sure Nico'd be happy to :).]


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Last Hero on Sept 7, 2007, 3:58pm

Sept 7, 2007, 3:55pm, Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim wrote:« I proboly need one to figure out what happened to Cyber Doppleganger Nephy.

Unless someone wants to be a doll and kill her so I don't have to worry about it. »

«Don't worry about that. I already know the answer.»


Re: X-Patriots #19 - Battle Royale
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 7, 2007, 3:59pm

« Hoo-boy.

Why do I get the feeling it won't be pleasant for her?

Nico! Save me! »


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