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located in Atlas City, a part of Hadean, one of the many universes on RPG.

Atlas City

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Character Portrait: Alexander Dalton Character Portrait: Yue Bayushi Character Portrait: Sairyn Pendrake
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"Fang," Sairyn addressed, in a neutral tone. He'd stopped the slates and was studying a pair of them intently. "I need you to stress the suit so I can calibrate all the systems. Don't worry about the breakage, I'll fix any damage you two cause."

"Stress...?" Asked Yue hesitantly.

"Yeah, treat him serious: like he were a real threat," answered Sairyn dismissively. "You too, Aegis. Make real combat data or the equipment I design for you won't reflect your abilities."

"Mmm," Yue replied in a dubious tone. "I've already matched his level of force, if I escalate further I could hurt him."

Alex raised an eyebrow at Sairyn. ”Real combat data huh?” He took a moment to look between his hands and Yue.

Her comment about potentially hurting him got a quiet chuckle out of Alex.
”If you somehow even bruise me, you will be the first person in years to do so.” He made his way back into the dome, positioning himself across from Silver Fang.

A spartan styled helmet made of hardlight formed around Alex's head as the same cyan glow spread out from his feet and covered the ground within the dome.
”I’ll warn you guys now, if you're asking for it I’ll be brutal.” he crossed his arms over his chest as nearly a dozen orbs of solid hardlight the size of baseballs began forming and lazily orbiting Alex’s body.

"He says he can handle it, Fang," Sairyn chirped, unable to hide the grin spreading across his face. Yue blew an exasperated sigh after she realized what Sairyn was doing.

"Aegis," she began, carefully. "If I hurt you, yield immediately," she ordered in a serious tone.

He simply gave Silver Fang a thumbs up in response. With a thought, the walls and floor of the dome began thickening slowly. ”Ready when you are... Sorry in advance." The orbs around him begun to pick up considerable speed.

She narrowed her gaze at him through the visor. Clearly Alex was supremely confident in his durability, and Yue estimated him to be on a similar strength scale as her. Matching strength with a Brute was almost always a bad idea, and then there were his barriers which could apparently move now? Getting hit by one didn't sound appealing... in fact a wave of apprehension washed over her at the thought strong enough to make her take a step back.

There was a moment's hesitation from Silver Fang. Just what Alex had been looking for. Happened just about every time he started using the orb trick too. Even movers had to be worried about rapidly moving projectiles in a closed space.

Alex wasn't going to let this opportunity pass, so he made the first move again. Alex was catapulted once again straight towards Yue. Two smaller pillars jetted out from below his feet, far faster then his previous launch method. Both arms were cocked back ready to strike as the orbs spun around his body violently.


Her hands clenched into fists. She took a deep breath and two steps forward. Crimson energy exploded out of her body like barely contained wildfire and the impact of her feet splintered the barrier beneath them as she stepped up to meet him. Seemingly unconcerned with being struck by the orbs or Alex's fists, she threaded a punch straight for his face, aimed to impact right as he was in range.

Getting hit in the head by anyone with any amount of enhanced speed or strength was usually a bad idea. Alex was really glad right now to be one of those people that didnt have to worry about that. The hit shattered his hardlight helmet like it wasn't there and snapped his head back hard, soon followed by the rest of his body. The moment he realized he was tumbling backwards Alex's left hand shot out and grabed at one of the orbs. Said orb suddenly stopped its rapid movement as if anchored in place.

Yes, the orbs were intimidating and could be used as projectiles, but Since he could keep them in place they also made for a great manuverability tool.

A surge of motion propelled Alex to the ground as he pulled himself forward, his stance in that moment resembling a boxer's. He wasn't really sure just how hard he could punch full force. What he did know was that his straight could easily punch through three inches of steal, Sairyn told him not to hold back, and it was all aimed at Silver Fang's center of mass.


Alex was retaliating too quickly for Yue to dodge, though there was just enough time to accelerate a split second before the impact. Lightning crawled over her body and Alex’s fist drifted sluggishly into her sternum. Yue twisted at the hips and drove her fist into the inside of his elbow, feeling his arm buckle as she exhaled slowly to blunt the impact. She followed up, thrusting the ball of her foot into his gut to give her some backward inertia. The force was still significant enough to throw her into the dome wall as her HUD made a disconcerting noise.

He certainly was durable: She’d hit him in the head with enough force to instantly concuss most brutes, which told her that his insides were likely fortified as well. She contemplated this as she analyzed his reactions, noting that the spheres of hardlight orbiting Alex were still picking up speed.

Yue turned and bounded up the dome wall to the apex with two swift steps, looking down at Alex and drawing a deep breath as her inertia pushed her down onto her haunches.


It didn't come as a surprise when Alex felt Silver Fang strike at his elbow. It was the smartest move she had, given that she apparently wasn't able to dodge before his fist connected. There was a brief second where he couldn't help but smile: he finally got a solid hit on a well seasoned hero... and then he was suddenly not on the ground. Again.

In that small window she had Silver Fang had hit Alex with enough force to knock him off his feet. Not good. He was momentarily disoriented and lost track of her. The orbs that had been orbiting him winked out of existence moments after impact.

He grit his teeth. Guess he was on the defensive again.

With no other options, Alex quickly curled up into as tight a ball as he could while layers of hardlight forming around him, starting as close to his skin as possible. He braced for whatever was coming.


She clenched her fists as the power rippled through her body, tensing every muscle fiber until it felt like her bones would snap under the strain. Everything crashed back into real time. Yue's aura flared ominously, and the dome shattered all the way to the ground as she launched.

A deep, explosion-like KRUMP reverberated through the entire resort, rattling all the windows as she crushed Alex through the barrier floor. The earth shattered, leaving them at the bottom of a huge crater with dust billowing dozens of meters into the sky. Sairyn coughed. He'd been bounced to the bottom of the steps gracelessly and was picking a chunk of debris out of his ruined cup of coffee with an annoyed expression on his face.


Alex had felt the blow even while compacted and protected as much as he was. The dome was gone and two thirds of his protective shell had sundered from Silver Fang's assault.

What remained of his protection faded out as he uncurled to lay flat on his back. A loud sigh of relief escaped his lips followed by hints of laughter.
"Damn . . . That might have actually bruised me if I didn't guard at the last second. Kind of wish I had taken the hit to see what would have happened." Alex stayed on his back with his eyes closed, a goofy grin plastered on his face.