Dec 15 2011, 11:22 AM
Nina didn't respond too absorbed in killing wolves. It was when Keon got close before instigating a reaction, a violent swipe from her cleaver. Luckily, Keon had managed to dodge in time, the only harm being a few strands of hair now missing. Nina locked eyes with him for a moment. There was no sense of comradrie, or any sign that she recoginize him at all. Just pure blood-lust. And now that the wolves around them were dead, there was only one thing to keep Nina's attention.
Dec 15 2011, 04:47 PM
"Okay,, y-you can kill them...that's fine, that's fine.."" Keon said as he slowly backed away, wondering if she'd try to attack him again. "No need to attack me, we're on the same side...Ain't we?"
Jan 4 2012, 03:24 PM
Elders grabbed the last beast on his side by the neck and thrust his gun into its jaw. His hat lifted slightly with the wolf's breath, and the two glared into each others' eyes. The beast stopped snarling and instead attempted to walk backwards, but its feet just hit the floor and slid as if the ground was made of ice. A cunning grin made its way across Graym's face as he pulled the trigger. In a moment that defied logic, the beast spun several meters into the air before disintegrating. Then Elder's turned his attention to Nina. He pointed his gun and pulled back the hammer.
"Hey kiddo!" he called out, making his presence very noticeable. A deafly silence set into the village as we walked forwards with absolutely no hesitation, until the girl and her cleavers were but feet away from him. "This gun has six chambers, and I've fired six times. Personally, I believe that if I pull this trigger, another bullet will come flying out and blow your brains all over this godforsaken landscape. But if you can muster up your sanity and convince reality that this gun is empty, you get to live." his face was grim, but he couldn't let a liability go unchecked. "I'm gonna pull this trigger, and if you're not sane, you die."
He placed his finger on the trigger and pulled.
The hammer hit the back of the gun and made a light tap. A simple bluff, but he hoped it had worked anyway.
Jan 4 2012, 07:09 PM
Keon closed his eyes as Graym pulled the trigger, Nina didn't seem very sane to him, so he figured he was about to have to see a horrid sight,
*Tap*, he heard the gun click and he opened his eyes, he let out a sign of relief and fell backwards on his bottom, the battle was over.
"Good job everyone!" he cheered.
Jan 5 2012, 12:37 AM
"We're not out of the woods yet." Graym murmured, the sun just breaking over the horizon, "I said there weren't any bullets in my gun, and we all believed it, so she might still be insane." he reloaded his gun and set off away from the rising sun. "It's not far to walk now, though, so keep an eye on her and we should be okay."
Jan 5 2012, 07:23 AM
Keon slowly got up, trying to not hurt his leg anymore than he already has, "Got it." he said as he began to follow Graym, Often turning his head making sure Nina wasn't trying to kill him.
Jan 5 2012, 01:50 PM
In her blood crazed state, Nina didn't care what sort of threats the group directed at her. It didn't matter whether or not the gun had a bullet or not. With reality bending in her favor, the bullet wouldn't reach it's mark. Then she would slice them all to ribbons.
Why she didn't on the other hand was due to physiological reasons. Though her mind was unhinged, her body had still lost a lot of blood. Exhaustion finally grasped her, and she toppled over, gathering the shattered pieces of her psyche before finally passing out.
Jan 5 2012, 02:17 PM
Graym looked back with more curiosity than remorse, "I'm not carrying her." he said sternly, continuing his stride.
Might be worth keeping an eye on that one.
Jan 5 2012, 02:28 PM
Addo sighed at Graym's remark, he was hoping that he would be the one to carry her. But since the only other option was either him or Keon, and Keon just almost got his face cleaved by that girl...Oh well. "I'll do it." He announced a bit reluctantly as he walked over to pick the girl up. He'd grab her and then slung her over his shoulder, fixing her a bit in there before he started following. "If she kills me, i'm coming back to haunt you guys, just saying." And with that, he'd follow the others.
Jan 5 2012, 03:53 PM
"I've dealt with worse" Graym laughed, slowing his pace to join the others. "It shouldn't be a long walk from here, then we'll arrive at the factory. It's a strange place, luckily I have a friend there waiting to cut off the thief who took our map."
Jan 5 2012, 05:05 PM
Keon stayed quiet, the factory was close so he needed to be ready for another fight, he started to slow down, the blood loss from his wound wasn't major, but it started to take its toll on Keon.
Jan 5 2012, 05:08 PM
The group was about half-way to the factory when Nina stirred, Once fully conscious again, she was suprised to find herself being carried by the Addo fellow. The sudden movement caused her to slip off, not straight onto the ground or anything like that. Just enough that her feet were on the ground, though she still held on to Addo awkwardly.
Jan 5 2012, 05:17 PM
Addo blinked a few times as he felt the shuffling behind him, as soon as Nina started moving he'd speak up. "Mornin' sleepy head...Don't stab me, okay? Okay." And with that, once she had her feet on the ground, he'd slowly let go of her so she could set herself up. "There ya go...Can you walk?"
Jan 5 2012, 06:20 PM
Nina nodded as Addo asked about her ability to walk. She was puzzled by his comment about stabbing him, which she thought came out of left field. Actually, she was rather suprised to have found herself alive. She last remembered being bitten by the werewolf. One the guys in the team must have saved her or something. She wandered how she could possibly still be part of the crew when she was dragging the team down like that.
Jan 5 2012, 09:35 PM
Keon turned his head and noticed Nina was back on her feet, he was happy she was okay but wanted to keep his distance. He had enough scars on his face to last him a lifetime, at least he thought so. He didn't know why Nina attacked him, and didn't know if she would try again if she got close enough. "Eh, hey Nina, good to see you back on your feet. I think.." he questioned his choice of words, but quickly forgot about it and focused on not getting killed.
Jan 6 2012, 09:42 AM
A building was approaching on the horizon. Large, dark, plumes of steam rising from its chimneys, it looked like it belonged back in the real world. If not for the sand, you could believe it was inhabited by workers. Graym felt the need to correct them of this notion,
"There's only two people in there. The first is the thief who took my map. The second is a friend I was traveling with, she'll be joining us shortly." He quickened his pace and continued informing the group, either unaware or uncaring that the girl had stirred, "Impossibility factors here are pretty low to begin with, but they get higher as the day goes on. You enter this place in the morning, and it looks newly built, by tomorrow it will have degraded to sand. I'd draw you a diagram, but it's hard to draw. Basically this place will collapse around us, and we have to deal with it because tomorrow, when it's all dust, we'll have moved what I can only guess is hundreds of miles effortlessly."
Jan 10 2012, 07:23 PM
Nina remained confused to why everyone was treating her ambivalently. Still feeling like the outsider of the group, she continued the journey by lagging behind just as she had done so to the village during the previous walk. It seemed to put everyone else at ease that way.
Eventually the factory Graym mentioned appeared along the horizon.
Jan 11 2012, 10:42 AM
The group drew closer and closer to the factory. It eventually became apparent there was a line, a street of some kind, running down the centre of two separate buildings, each whirring away at their own pace with bridges crossing between them. Gliding towards the group along this path was a figure. Tall with long blonde hair covering one eye, she moved effortlessly. She waved on the approach.
"I thought that was you!" She shouted, nearly crashing into Graym as her rollerblades struggled to stop. Elders opened his mouth to speak, but the girl continued, "We have a situation. Two, actually."
"First, I couldn't find Lloyl, but I found a letter he left for me. It's sounds pretty messed up." The woman handed the letter to Graym, "Second, the guy who took our map is here, hiding."
"I already knew that." Graym answered to the second remark.
"Yes, but the bastard went and told he had a map. Everyone is on their way here and if we don't get that map, someone else will."
Graym turned back to group urgently, "You heard the lady! Search the factory, find the thief, get the map. You see anyone else here who isn't one of us, kill them." A bellowing creak interrupted Graym, one of the machines had broken down inside the right building, "and don't forget, this place will be dust by dusk, it will fall apart with you inside."
He fired his fun six times into the ground and checked his gun.
"No impossibility factors yet, so don't do anything stupid until later." He sprinted off into the nearest door. In all directions of the horizon, silhouettes were approaching. This was about to get messy. The girl turned to the group and unsheathed a perfectly maintained Katana.
"By the way, I'm Laet shore." she introduced before running into the opposite building to Graym.
[OoC It's on now]
Jan 12 2012, 09:45 PM
Nina attempted to wave in greeting to Laet, but she was gone before she could get her attention. Reluctantly, she put her hand back down.
She did as she was told, heading into another building in search for the thief. This task would be quite the challenge. First, she didn't even know what the thief looked like. Second, she wasn't even sure if she didn't want to kill another human being for the sole crime of being in the factory.
Eventually she found herself in the most cliche factory location. That one dark, musty, area with all the pipes? Yeah. There was even steam seeping out of the pipes and everything. Suddenly, Nina caught something out of the corner of her eye. It moved out of sight too quickly to clearly identify, but she thought it was another person.
"Hello?" she asked, before realizing she was barely speaking above a whisper. She cleared her through, and took a deep breath, mustering up the will power to overcome her rather introverted personality. "Hello? Is someone there?" she tried again, almost reaching acceptable shouting levels of volume.
Jan 13 2012, 06:28 AM
Keon tipped his hat in greeting to Laet, but she was already on her merry way, and so was Graym and Nina! "I suppose we should get moving, Addo." He said before heading inside one of the buildings, he figured the thief would either go to a high or lower level of the building,
Keon's natural talent allowed him to climb up to high ground easily, making it easier to spot the thief. He hear's a box of metallic supply's fall to the ground, and followed the sound. He needed to be careful, the thief could jump out from anywhere.
He arrived to the box that fell, looking to see if the person left any clue to which way they went.
"I suppose i should keep going, i'm on the right track.." he said as he started walking again.
He found himself in the shipping room, a few run down trucks and convayer belts. There seemed one of them was still running, and someone was still loading the items into boxes to be shipped, the person' was covered in a ripped up robe, so he couldn't tell the gender. the boxes simply fell to the ground at the end of the convayer belt. "Hey!" He shouted as he leaped over a convayer belt running over to the person, who didn't seem to notice him. He grabbed the person by the shoulders and turn em' around, Keon's eyes opened widely in shock as he looked at the face of the now-known to be woman. He let go of her shoulders. "W-What the hell?!" The woman's face was half mechanical, Just then, a shadowy figure appeared on the catwalk above. "You shouldn't mess with toy's that aren't you'res, Kid."
Jan 13 2012, 06:49 AM
Addo just waved uncaringly at Laet, he didn't even bother looking at her again as she left. Then everyone started going towards the building, Keon also telling him to get moving, he let out a long pained sigh as the effect of alcohol had passed, he was now suffering from a serious headache...He clumsily followed Keon as far as he could, and then Keon started doing that Assa- I mean, acrobatic stuff. He looked up, sad, the whole building seemed to be tipping itself back and forth for him. "I'll...I'll just take the stairs..." He announced, then entering the building and heading towards the stairs, he'd start walking up in a steady pace, one of his hands on his head. "...Ugh..."
Jan 13 2012, 09:06 AM
"Toy's?!" Keon replied, "What the hell did you do to her?!" "I simply made her more useful." the shadowy figure replied, as he held out a remote with a cliche big red button on it. "You would make a perfect test subject, but i'm guessing you won't do it...Disappointing, really." He continued, " it seems you're going to be ripped apart, limb by limb, as you cry out for you're Mama, Kid." He pushed the big red button on the remote which opened a garage door down below the catwalk, 5 men walked out, much more mechanical than the woman, they we're decently large, Keon was in trouble. "Start prayin' boy." Were the last words of the man as he walked away.
"Shit, I think we're in trouble." Keon said to the emotion-less woman. Without the impossibility factor, Keon probably couldn't handle all of them. Plus, the woman still wouldn't respond. so how could he get her out? He had to go with the only idea he had.
He grabbed the woman and put her on the Convayer Belt and jumped on behind her, The men were like zombies, slow moving but strong,
But probably didn't want to eat Keon. Or so he hoped. It gave him a little time to think, he looked around the room, noticing the exit. "That'll do." He commented as the convayer belt was at the end, he jumped off the side and ran to the end to keep the woman from falling,
He grabbed her hand the dashed for the exit, Kicking the door open and running down stairs, kicking another door open to the outside, but came to a hault as he noticed Nightmares showing up.
"You've got to be kidding me.." he commented as he pulled out his daggers, he'd have to fight. The nightmares appeared as Robots, they begin to surround Keon, "Alright, bring it on you bastards!" He said as he charged at the one in front of him, Kicking it down and smashing the head of it, turning it too ashes. he continued taking them down one by one, but he was quickly tiring.
Jan 15 2012, 04:27 AM
Elders found himself walking by some kind of forge or furnace, either way there was a tremendous amount of heat coming from all around him. Pools of sweat formed on his brow and hell down his cheek. As uncomfortable as it was to search there, it had to be done. He moved with purpose, painstakingly checking every possible hiding spot, but doing so quickly. He felt glass break beneath his feat, and upon examination found a crushed vial. A vial he was very familiar with. Adrenaline coursed its way through his veins as he sprinted for the exit. Parts of the forge shutting down around his as he ran. They were in trouble.
Laet was fruitlessly investigating an office on the upper floors when she heard a commotion outside. She looked out of a drab window, and through the stains could make out what looked like robotic nightmares.
"Never a dull day." she murmured joyfully, heading back down the steps and outside. Her sword still in hand, she swooped in and decapitated the first of the machines with ease, like she was cutting through water. The wheels on her feat sprang out, and she rolled over to Keon. "You need a hand?" she asked, driving her sword through another of the machines. She turned for another kill, but saw Graym approaching from the opposite building.
"He's manifesting!" Elders shouted. For a moment, Laet's arm fell.
"Well shit" she cursed, "did you get the map?"
"I only found the vial. I don't know how he got it." he answered, briefly stopping his exposition to shoot one of the nightmares, "but I think that's where all these things have come from. We have to start questioning everything now."
[OoC for a description of Manifesting, see the signup/discussion topic]
Jan 15 2012, 08:00 AM
"I'm guessing this is bad." Keon replied as he wiped the sweat from his forehead, Laet and Graym didn't seem to notice his companion, but he figured this probably wasn't the best time to introduce them. It also seemed the Impossibility Factor was back on, giving Leat cut through that robot with ease. "We gotta get out of here and get that map." He said as he continues destroying nightmares.
Jan 16 2012, 06:39 PM
Nina cautiously stepped forward. Despite calling out to the person she received no response in return. Her progress came to hault as a dozen or so metallic figures rounded the corner. Nina quickly turned the other way and ran, the metallic clang of footsteps behind her an indication that the robots were chasing after her. The steam that seeped from the pipes errupted uncontrollably as she ran due to the impossibility factor most likely.
She just managed to reach a staircase when the metallic monstrosities grabbed her leg.
"Let go!" she cried, as she kicked away, trying to break free. Her foot slammed into the makeshift face of her captive, and she was free to escape again. The robots continued there pursuit, however, taking every opportunity to grab her. Maybe it was the help of the impossibility factor, or Nina was just stronger than she looked, she managed to shake them loose every time, even managing to throw some over the railing having them fall to their demise.
Fighting through the horde she eventually saw a silouette of a figure at the end of the walkway. She was sure it wasn't another mechanical being, as it quickly turned tail and booked it out of the building, it's motions fluid and organic.
"Wait!" called out Nina as she shook off another robot before sprinting after him, slamming through the exit door back into the daylight outside.
Jan 17 2012, 12:19 PM
Elders turned and nearly shot at the woman, but upon seeing Keon's stance he realized she wasn't a threat, not yet anyway. He shook his gun as if to suggest he would address her later, then continued to fire at the robots. He stopped after his seventh bullet and reloaded, taking the rest to reply to Keon.
"It's not that easy, even with the map we have to wait until this place is dust before we can leave. Otherwise we could end up anywhere!"
he turned to his next target and stopped dead in his tracks. A young blonde teen, eyes wide, skin pale, was standing by the door of one of the buildings. His hands were trembling. In one hand he was clutching something, rolled up parchment, and in the other he held a gun.
"You..." he stuttered, the nightmares ceasing to move, as if frozen in anticipation. He raised his arm and pointed at Graym, "I killed you." he cried in disbelief, "I shot you in the back of the head, and I pried this from your hands." he gestured to the map, then pointed his gun at Elders again. "What are you?"
"Kid" Elders replied, lifting his head and arm up so that they were both firmly pointed at the Thief, "You wouldn't believe me if I told you."
The shot rang out dismally into the factory, and the teenager collapsed to the ground. Within moments the robot nightmares began collapsing, falling apart, and ultimately turning to dust.
Laet approached the body and retrieved the map, a stoney confusion awash on her face. She stepped back towards Graym, but he was already approaching Keon's companion.
"For a moment there I thought she would disappear with the rest of them..." he began coldly, "I guess she's not a manifestation after all. We'll sort her out later." He turned back to the group, "We're not out of the woods yet! There's a storm of raiders heading our way, and the factory is coming down. If you have any qualms about killing people, throw them to the wind! They'll be here shortly."
Laet approached Graym, but he brushed her off, "We'll talk later."
Jan 17 2012, 02:17 PM
"Well, damn it" Keon replied as he sheathed his daggers and walked over to the woman, "You alright?" He asked in hesitation, he started to worry if someone'll end up killing her by mistake. At least Graym and Laet seemed to know she wasn't an enemy. She just sat there like she was dead, still emotion-less. Keon knew what he had to do, "Hey, Graym! Watch after her for me, i have to head back inside!" He said as he ran back into the exit door, running up the stairs. The zombie-like men were gone, so it was easy to jump up to the catwalk.
He looks to his left and sees a locked door, he walks up to it. "Figures." He says as he turns around, then swiftly turns back and kicks the door down. "Yeah! I'm still the man!" He said joyfully as he walked inside, it was a giant room with a huge table with straps in the middle of it, he approaches the table. "I know you're in here, come out!"
He yelled as the lights turned on, there was a viewing platform above with the shadowy figure he saw before, but he was not so shadowy now. "You got on my last nerves, Kid." the man said, his nicely trimmed brown hair and glasses, you'd think he worked at the factory, and would be more polite. "Tell me how to release that girl, or i'll beat it outta you!"
The man's face turned into a huge grin as he broke out into laughter. "You think i'd tell you that? After you stole her from me? MY MARIA?!" He screams, as he pulls out a remote, "My..My Daughter, you..Took her away." His grin turned into a very angry face as he slammed his fist into the remote, bringing down a huge coffin, tied up in chains. The chains start to untie, Keon can hear moaning inside.
A huge brute busts through the coffin and charges at Keon without warning, Keon is able to roll out of the way. The beast turns around, getting ready for another charge. Keon unsheathes his daggers.
"I was going to beat the hell out of you anyways." He remarked as the beast charged again, Keon did a high jump over the beast but is caught by the leg in mid air, It swings him around and throws it at a wall. "Oh shit, oh shit, oh SHIT!" He says as he crashes into the wall, stunned and in pain. the brute snarls as it ready's to charge again. Keon is able to stand, dazed, and the beats charges yet again, Ramming Keon through the wall, back outside to where Nina was. Quickly coming down, they hit the ground with a huge thud and cause a small earthquake. The beast rises and picks up Keon, throwing him into the dirt. Pounding its chest and roaring.
Jan 17 2012, 07:17 PM
Nina turned aside, suprised by the sound of the brute erupting from the wall next to her. Once the initial shock passed she noticed that it was none other than her companion Keon. She turned back to the figure she was chasing moments earlier who was now just a silouette in the distance. Reluctant to let the man go, she prioritized the safety of her friend.
A rock smacked the beast in the head as it leaned over Keon. "Hey you!" shouted Nina, attempting to get the beast attention. She did. Yelping in fear, Nina scampered off, clearly having not planned things out completely. At least the beast was chasing after her instead of beating the crap out of Keon.
With very little for options Nina ran back the way she came, to the pipe room. The beast was gaining fast though, for no sooner did she run through the entrance of the building did she hear the sound of the wall caving in behind her.
The beast turned its head side to side, having temporarily lost its prey. It soon caught sight of Nina who continued to make her way along the walkway, which was too small for the beast. Unfortunately the beast had other plans in mind, slamming its fist on the pathway causing the whole structure to collapse. Nina fell with it.
Nina sat up rubbing her head. That was quite the nasty fall. She wasn't even sure how she managed to escape that one relatively unscathed. Still she needed to keep moving. Bringing herself to her feet, she ran on, not stopping to look for the beast. Apparently, it wasn't far behind for its giant hands wrapped around her, lifting her off the ground.
Nina struggled to get free, kicking a squirming as much as she could, but the goliath was far too strong. It immediately began squeezing trying to crush the girl. She gasped in agony, feeling like she was going to burst. Though she resisted the pressure as much as she could, it was only a matter of time before her muscles gave in and her bones would crumple.
Luck was on her side, however, as just as she felt she could take no more, a jet of steam burst out a nearby pipe right into the goliath's face. It screamed in surpise and in pain, dropping Nina and clutching the scald.
Nina landed face first onto the floor, but managed to find the strength to get and flee again. Just in time too, as the building began to shake. Loose parts began to fall from the ceiling, and the pipes continued to rupture, more jets of steam erupting from them. Ignoring the beast's cries she made her way to the staircase out. Gripping the handrails she ascended. She would have lost her balance otherwise the building was shaking so violently.
She was just about out when something gripped her foot and yanked her down. Nina turned back in horror to see the brute grinning as it finally caught its victem. Nina shrieked in terror reaching out desperately to grab ahold of something anything. But it was all for not, and as she was dragged further and further into the darkness of the pit.
Outside the factory building had collapsed in itself, the first of the buildings to go actually. Once the cloud of dust settled, all that was left was sand. Not a single trace of the building, almost as if it had never existed in the first place.
OOC: Sorry if you wanted to do more with your brute there Bill Nye. But you did reference my character, and the whole place is coming down, so I thought I'd wrap things up quick.
Jan 17 2012, 10:29 PM
OOC: Considering Keon just got his ass kicked, i think you wrapped it up nicely.
Keon slowly started to wake up, everything was blurry, he sat up and rubbed the back of his head, "Damn it, this reminds me of the time Cisna went out with that boy in 5th grade.." He ranted as he began to stand up, noticing one of the buildings was gone, and another was quickly falling apart, but...How did he survive? Luck, he guessed as he tried to figure out where the others were, "I...I better go find...Addo and, and...Nina...Yeah, that's the plan...Just....Find....Addo....And....Nina-" Keon falls face first into the dirt, drafting into a dream...
Keon awoke kicking back on a tree, a lush green forest, he remembered this place. "What..?" He stood up and began to look around,
the faint sound of children could be heard. He decided to follow the sound, making his way to a huge tree, where two young kids, a boy and girl, were playing tag. It seemed the boy was it, "Come get me, Keon!" the young girl giggled as she ran, her long white hair flying behind her,
"Hey! Come back!!" Young Keon said as he ran after her. Keon decided he'd follow the young duo deeper into the forest, but before he knew it, a bright light flashed before him and he found himself in what seemed to be a class room,
Mostly full, but with two empty seats side by side, the door opened as Young Keon and Cisna walked into the class room, they were always together. Holding eachothers hand. They had a strong bond no one could break. "Class, this is Keon Ludwik, and his sister, Cisna Ludwik." The duo bow'd honorably to the class, Keon smirked at how he used to be so polite. Before Keon knew it, another bright flash happened, this one lasting longer than the last..
Jan 18 2012, 09:27 AM
Elders waited in silence with the strange woman. She seemed entirely unresponsive to anything. It wasn't long before he could hear buildings coming down, and shouts in the drawing distance. He couldn't shake the feeling this was all related in some way.
"Laet" he called to his friend, who approached somewhat apprehensively, "I can trust you to keep that map safe?"
"I'll do a better job than you" she laughed, brandishing her sword in preparation of the incoming raiders. "You think we'll make it?" She asked. Elders simply nodded.
"So long as the others get here soon, I think we should."
Jan 18 2012, 12:48 PM
Having somehow managed to go most of the way unscatched by now, Addo had arrived in the highest floor of one of the buildings, the one that hadn't collapsed yet, he took a deep breath and looked down, seeing that the other building had pretty much turned to sand by now, he let out a whistle. "Gee, I missed out a lot..." He commented as he stared down, keeping one hand on his brow to block out the light from hitting his eyes directly as he inspected down the place. Then a thought occured him...If that building was falling down, that should mean that the one he was into...
"Merda. Merda. Merda. Merda. Merda. Merda. " He cussed out in Italian as he started heading to the stairs back down...Only to find that they were gone, he continued to repeat his cussing as he walked around, trying to find a way down. With another rumble, he'd feel the building tipping over, the base of it was apparently one of the first things to turn to sand and now the whole building was falling to the side. Addo quickly ran over to the opposite side to where the building was falling, and, as the whole place fell, Addo would be running it down through it's side wall, which was now a large ramp leading him to the ground, after balancing himself, he managed to pick up a steady pace down. He noticed three of the others already waiting there and he waved over to them as he ran down the building, he then heard more rumbling behind him, which was followed by a louder noise as a huge, worm-shaped nightmare busted through the walls of the building right behind Addo.
He let out a yelp and then proceeded to try and speed up towards the others. "A little help here, sì?!"
Jan 18 2012, 03:33 PM
Laet turned up to Addo and the worm, scrunching up her eyes together to better see in the dense sunlight.
"The hell?" She murmured with all the stress of someone not having the best of days. "That is not what we need right now!" She grabbed Elders arm and lowered it as he tried to take a shot. "Don't, you might hit him. I've got this."
Without letting a beat pass in vain, she charged up towards the building, leaping up its surface and towards Addo's new friend. Her foot kept good pace with the wall, and in very little time she reached Addo. Moving her blade just barely over his head, she cut into the worm's side as she ran past him. The nightmare lost its balance and fell the remainder of its journey to the floor, but didn't turn to dust. With the building still collapsing, Laet kicked the wheel's out of her shoes and rolled back down the side of the building with ease. She cast a mocking gaze to Elders, "Now you can fire" she called out.
Seconds later, sparks flew into her face as a bullet skimmed off the wall.
"Not at me!" she screamed, realising moments later that the raiders had fired the shot. "Oh shit..."
[OoC Bugger me sideways! How many enemies do we need in one place?!
Jan 18 2012, 04:52 PM
As the flash of light faded away, Keon found himself at the hospital, he noticed this was going far ahead of where he was, but he didn't care.
A teenage girl sitting in a hospital bed, Keon remembered. This is how Ithappened. the flash of light quickly returned and Keon was floating
in the air, along side of the younger Keon, Running quickly to the hospital. "Cisna, i'm coming!" he said as he ran as fast as he could,
sweating every step of the way, he doesn't care to notice the street ahead, his blind ambition to get to the hospital has blocked out all other thought, he runs right into the street, Only the older Keon can notice the giant truck, he tries to warn the younger Keon, "Move!! Move! There is a truck!" The split second that Keon is hit by the car he awakens, back in Limbo.
Back In Limbo
Keon stood up, he felt fine now, he couldn't help but think about the dream, but he pressed on. With Keon's speed, it was faster running around the building that was falling apart in front of him, so he ran. as he turned around to the front of the building, he could hear gunshots. He ran faster, maybe as fast as he ran that day to the hospital, maybe faster. Quickly arriving to the group, "Now what's happening?!" he said as he unsheathed his daggers, noticing the raiders surrounding the area. He facepalms, annoyed. "Oh, can this day get any better?!?!"
Jan 19 2012, 05:03 AM
The shadowy figure watched the brute smash through the wall after the young man, and his pursuer stop in her tracks. "Great," he thought to himself. "So it looks like I'm not the only one trapped here." But then, when the brute turned on the girl and started chasing her, he realized that she also was not among the nightmares, but was someone else in need of help. He waited in the shadows until the young man collapsed before approaching. "Best to not startle him. He might think the same thing as the girl, that I am a threat."
As he approached, he noticed several gashes and deep cuts in his leg. Apparently, this was not their first battle of the day. He kneeled over the unconscious man and rolled him over so that he was on his back. He then placed both hands over the wounds on the leg. He looked toward the sky. "Please, let your light shine, even in a place as dark as this." His hands began glowing then as he increased the pressure on the wound.
"Cisna," the young man mumbled, though still unconscious.
The nameless priest halted a moment and looked at the young man's face. It would not be long before he was awake. He glanced at the building that had collapsed over the girl and the giant brute. She would likely need help also. There was a way into where she was even still, though it was risky. He looked at the young man, who was beginning to stir as he stood back on his feet. It was then that he heard the sound of gun fire.
"It seems that your party is in trouble, friend," he said. "But I must leave you if I am to find that girl of yours on time." With that, he sprinted into another of the buildings, which was already beginning to crumble. "There has to be a way!" He didn't have to look back to notice that the young man was coming back to consciousness again.
Jan 19 2012, 09:49 AM
Laet landed on the ground hard. She'd planned to slow her approach from the building, but being under fire she had to keep moving as quickly as possible. Her leg was in bad shape, sprained from the impact perhaps, or maybe just strained, but she'd have to lie down for a minute.
"I can't get up!" She shouted, trying to keep her head down to avoid the incoming shots. The raiders seemed to hear her, as they stopped firing. A large round man came forward from the herd, a long beard creeping over his chest and resting on his bulge of a gut.
"I'm looking for a map!" he yelled in a mixture of harsh but overly pronounced accents.
"Sure thing, boss." Elders said calmly, his voice carrying in the wind, "it's in the nightmare."
The raiders turned and opened fire on the worm, barely missing Laet and Addo. The hail of bullets made short work of the worm, and within moments it turned to dust, along with another of the sections of the factory. The raiders turned their attention to Graym.
"You're a liar, Elders Graym" the man hollered, reloading his gun, "and you're outnumbered. May as well give in."
"You'll have to kill me."
The man lifted his gun, aimed it at Graym, and pulled the trigger.
A loud bang rang out, not from the bullet being fired, but from the gun recoiling and exploding on itself, sending shards of shrapnel into the face of the Raider Leader. He collapsed to the floor, writing in agony, as Graym proceeded to walk towards the group, a hole showing in his cloak where the bullet just barely missed him.
"There's an impossibility factor of about 0.5. I picked that up from all your firing just now." he said as boastfully as he could, "and I just happened to forget how explosive gunpowder is as soon as you finished firing." he let out a light cackle, "Guess we won't be using guns for this fight."
Laet, knowing she couldn't get up, threw her sword to Graym, an easy feat with the impossibility factor so high. Graym held it out towards the group and smiled cunningly,
"I hope you boys have knives."
[OoC In case it's hard to pick up on, Graym used the impossibility factor to 'forget' or rather over-estimate how explosive gun powder is. Unless someone can overcome that effect he's put on, then guns can't be used without exploding (a bullet will still fire though) so now it's a knife fight. Odds are back in our favour.]
Jan 26 2012, 01:06 PM
Addo approached the situation, still a bit shaky after so many near-death situations one after another. "Gah...No knives...Give me one minute?" He questioned with a sigh as he snapped his knuckles. One of the attackers charged towards Addo with a dagger. Addo grabbed his opponent's arm and twisted it around, following with a kick on the back of the leg. Once the attacker was on the ground, he received a strong blow on the back of his head from Addo, falling unconscious against the sand. Addo then kneeled down and after dusting off the dagger, went back to Graym's side. "There we go...So...You don't really plan to fight all these people, do you?"
Jan 26 2012, 02:35 PM
The priest glanced around as the building over him began to quiver. He cringed when he heard the explosion outside. He was quickly running out of time. Finally, he closed his eyes and spun with his finger pointing, hoping it would point him in the right direction. When he stopped and opened his eyes, he saw a fallen pipe that was half buried in the rubble. "That will have to do," he said. He opened his satchel and pulled out a silver ball. He threw it at the pipe. There was a flash and smoke, then a gaping hole appeared in the pipe. He climbed into it and crawled as quickly as he could to the other side. It felt like he was crawling through forever.
The other side opened up into darkness. He struck a match to reveal a room filled with clutter and broken pipes and rails. The large brute from before hung impaled on one of the broken ends that was jutting upward. under him was a pile of twisted metal and pipes.There was no sign of the girl, but he knew she must have been there somewhere. He began pulling away some of the debris.
"Idiot," he cursed himself as he worked. "This is all your fault, priest. Had you kept better watch over your possessions, that thief wouldn't have taken the tonic. If only you didn't run when she was following, she might still be alive. If you can hear me, girl. Know that I'm sorry." With that, he collapsed to his knees and began sobbing.
Jan 26 2012, 09:42 PM
Nina awoke to the sound of sobbing coming from the darkness. She groaned, aching all over as she attempted to stand up. Some rubble lay on top of her, luckily, not enough to prevent her from pushing it off. The pipes slid off, clanging against the floor. She brushed off some dirt off her face before looking around.
"Is someone there?" she asked, her voice still only marginally above a whisper. She approached the only light in the area, the one coming from the priest's match. Approaching, she found a lone man on his knees sobbing. "Are you crying?" she asked as she kneeled down next to him.
Jan 27 2012, 11:34 AM
Elders shot forward, cleaving one of the Raiders in two with Laet's sword. Before the man could hit the ground, Graym was already slicing across the chest of another, kicking him to the ground as he yelped. One of the men, likely new to Limbo, tried firing at Graym, and met the same fate as his superior. He collapsed to the ground, writhing like a worm in the baking sun. Elders staggered as he took out another of the raiders, clutching at his own side as the man fell down. Blood, he'd been hit. He grimaced with the pain, then continued his onslaught. The men had regained their composure and drew their weapons, it was now a race against time.
Jan 27 2012, 05:40 PM
The priest jumped at the shock of the girl still being alive that he stopped crying. He looked up and grabbed her shoulders and looked her over. "Are you hurt? I'm terribly sorry for all of this. I'm sorry that I ran away before. I didn't know if you were one of that boy's manifestations." Not seeing any obvious injuries, he cocked his head to the side, slightly confused. He soon recovered though and stood. "Come. I must get you out of here. There is a way into one of the other buildings, and then outside, where it is safe."
He took her hand and led her, by memory, back to the pipe. He reached his other hand into a pocket and pulled out a flourescent light stick. He snapped it and watched as the luminescence came to life, revealing the hole in the pipe where he had entered. "Quickly now, follow this pipe until the hole at the other end. The other building should still be standing, but won't be for long." He poked his head into the pipe and looked. "I don't see any immediate danger for you, but you must hurry if you want to escape to the outside. And stay out of sight when you get to the surface. Your friends are in deep trouble out there." He stepped aside then, giving her room to enter the pipe first. He held out the light stick for her to take, its sickly green light illuminating both of them and the broken pipe in the otherwise dark room.
Jan 30 2012, 10:26 AM
"Thank you," said Nina as she took the glow-stick and crawled into the pipe.
She crawled for a very long time, only stopping to look back to make sure her savior was behind her, or when some tremors shook the pipe. Something was coming down, and they really didn't want whatever it was to fall on them. They were going to have to move faster. To their luck, they saftely made it out, emerging from the pipe into a pile of rubble. Nina could hear shouting in the distance. Most likely Elders and the rest of the gang fighting the raiders. She peeked out to confirm her suspicions, seeing that her friends were still badly outnumbered.
"W-what should we do?" she asked, turning back to the priest.
Jan 31 2012, 07:00 AM
One of the attackers charged at Keon with a steel pipe, swinging it very fast and strong, Keon is able to duck under the pipe, and swiftly punch's the raider in the face, followed by shoving both of his daggers into his chest and kicking them away to remove them. He continued to dispatch the attackers.
Jan 31 2012, 08:22 AM
The priest watched the battle ensuing. "If this is the Elders Graym I met before, he can probably handle himself pretty well. It's the others I'm worried about." He dug around in his satchel for a quick moment then pulled out a thin vial with a milky liquid inside. "Do you see that woman over there?" He nodded toward Laet. "I need to get to her, to see if I could heal her. It might even the odds a bit." He stared at the vial for a quick second. "The thing is, I need a distraction."
"Do you remember the nightmares, child?" he asked. "If you drink this, you may be able to summon some and control them." His hand tightened around the vial. "But I must warn you that they could be very scary, and since this is my last vial of the stuff, it might be a bit unstable." He placed it into her hand. "So don't feel like you have to take it." He closed his satchel again. "Actually, it's probably best if you don't take it. Just hold onto it for me. Stay hidden."
With that, he ran across the street and into the shadows of another building. He slowly made his way from shadow to shadow, until he was near where Laet was laying. "Psst!" He hissed at her, hoping that none of the others would hear him, but that she would. He tried gesturing to her to get her to join him in the shadows where he was currently hiding.
Jan 31 2012, 10:28 AM
Laet drew a dagger from her shoe, then looked into the shadows. The man didn't look like a raider. She managed to pick herself up and limp over, before sitting back down again.
"This probably isn't the best place to hide." she muttered through clenched teeth, "buildings are coming down. Who are you anyway?"
Meanwhile, Graym cleaved through his opponents like a child pretending. Laet's sword defied the sensibilities of nature, managing to dive through almost anything in its path. Bits and pieces of weaponry and body parts were quickly buried and forgotten under the ever present sand and dust emanating from the decaying factory. The battle was still taking its toll on Elders though, heavy beads of sweat rolled from his brow, and heavier tears dropper from the wound in his side, but the enemy numbers were slimming, so he had to press on - at least until the entire factory had disappeared from around them.
Feb 1 2012, 09:39 AM
Nina watched the priest run off to her friends before hidding behind the rubble as she was told. She looked at vial that sat in the palm of her hand. Inside were a few drops of a milky liquid that swirled around unnaturally, creating a miniture vortex that warped the space inside the vial. It almost looked like the essence of madness itself, only in liquid form. It made her feel uneasy, almost like it was a dark omen. She closed her fingers gripping it tightly in her hand, and out of sight.
She pleaded in her mind for the safety of everyone. She realy didn't want to use the contents of the vial.
Feb 1 2012, 05:17 PM
NIKKO blinked and opened her eyes to quickly close them a second later realizing she was still taking her nap in the sand. Had that been a rumble she had heard? It's not as though she wasn't used to rumbling what with the castle moving constantly and such but she swore that it was much louder and more often than usual. After hearing two more unusual rumbles and what seemed to be an explosion right above her she paused for maybe a minute or two and decided to slowly crawl to the surface.
Having the neck of her jumpsuit covering her face she breathed in quickly so the sand didn't halt her breathing and slowly dug back to the surface. Finally seeing the dull sun appear as she dug the last of the sand away above her she then pulled herself out onto the sand and shook quickly.
It was then she saw two people standing a few feet away from her. She quickly bit her lip and looked over to see a large part of the building that wasn't usually destroyed at this time of day ripped to pieces and the pipe right next to her with a large man sized hole blown in it. She thought to herself "That must have been what was blowing up above my head."
She turned back to face the two and saw that the man had run off towards what seemed to be other people fighting. The woman scooted back a pace or two which caused NIKKO to slide back as well, her 'spine' as she referred to it seeing as she felt it more as an extension to her body than a tail slithered along the sand feeling behind her. The woman in front of her clutched something in her small hands and looked at it in fear as if she regretted holding it. She blinked down at the sand merely thinking for a moment. "Could it be.... is it time?" She looked up to the sky perhaps at something she hoped would answer her. Hearing or seeing nothing she grimaced and decided to see who the others were.
Crouching a bit higher to try and see if she could sneak off to watch the others she put her claw on the side of the factory to try and move towards the hole in the pipe. And as her metal hand hit the building she cringed when a loud TRINGE sound let out from the metal contact. She flinched and waited for the woman's reaction.
Feb 1 2012, 06:19 PM
Nina came out of her trance as she heard the metallic clang not too far away. She couldn't help but jump a little, and slowly turned to the sound of the noise and found herself staring down a mechanical humanoid, one more advanced and looked a heck of a lot more threatening than the nightmares she had encountered earlier. Fight or flight quickly kicked in, already being conditioned to avoid mechanical beings because they more often than not, were trying to kill her. She quickly stood up, but found her legs to be quivering under her weight. She could hear her heart beating away in her ears, faster and faster. Her grip on the vial tightened until her hand began to hurt, reminding her it was still there.
"Please don't make me do it."
Feb 1 2012, 07:35 PM
NIKKO's eyes grew huge as the woman stood ready to attack. Trying to calm the situation she raised her large claw like hands and waved them in front of her palms facing forward. The action looked comical at best but she realized it might have been construed the wrong way considering she moved quickly and her hands had large knife like things on the end of them, so she slowly raised her hands to the side of her head.
Breathing out slowly hoping the woman's attack instincts would not make her gut her through, she twitched her left ear slowly shaking some of the sand away with an annoyed flinch. Raising her arm slowly forward hoping the woman would take it as a friendly offer she held her other hand out slowly pointing towards the others and nodding her face forwards as if pointing to them. She waited to see if the woman would realize she wanted to help.
Feb 1 2012, 08:26 PM
Nina gasped in suprise as the cyborg didn't attack, instead waving its hand, but quickly pulled back instead opting to point to her friends. Could this being be a friend instead of a foe. She took a few steps forward, though still afraid and on edge.
"You aren't a Nightmare... are you?" she asked. She continued to cautiously approach the cyborg once it was apparant that she would not be attacked. "Um... can you speak?"
Feb 1 2012, 09:14 PM
NIKKO put her finger on her lip for a moment and stared at an angle as she was asked if she was a nightmare. Then quickly shook her head, as the woman stepped closer to her she realized how young she seemed and then blinked a few times. "I mustn't think rationally here it's pointless. For all I know this girl is older than me. And I don't even know how old I am." She thought to herself as the girl suddenly asked if she could speak. She sighed and relaxed slightly her ears pulling back against her head.
Slouching a bit so to try not to frighten the woman any more than necessary, she quickly shook her head back and forth her ears and hair flip flopping. She also put out one clawed foot towards the girl pulling into a crouch and putting her nose closer to the strange vial that seemed to be in her hands. It didn't smell healthy that was for sure. Stepping even closer so there was not more than a pace between them she half bowed curtly and pointed to her throat. Hopefully bringing across that she could not speak to her.
Looking around the at the woman's clothing NIKKO noticed she didn't seem to have a weapon, so she slowly pointed at her own so not to startle her and put on the most puzzled look she could think of. If she's didn't have a weapon she was crazy. "Course everyone is crazy here" she thought again, "even me."