Battlefield Stratevaria

Battlefield Stratevaria

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Fight your way through the Stratevaria Galaxy to face an apocalyptic entity, take him down, and save the universe.

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BATTLEFIELD STRATEVARIA

The year is 5321, in the Stratevaria Galaxy. The two superpowers on this galaxy; The Beastman Empire and the Napishtim Federation have just went through a 50-year long, devastating galactic war that crippled every nation involved. The galaxy struggles to recover and find a moment of peace.

...But there shall be no rest for this world. One day, a mysterious black hole emerges in the middle of Stratevaria, and a demonic force known as "GEHENNA" reveals himself....and declares his intention to annihilate Stratevaria......unless a worthy enough opponent can travel to the Death World Megido and take him down.

With the two major galactic governments out of commision, the various guilds of Stratevaria, as well as other daring adventurers, all prepare to send their best and brightest against an otherworldly foe. Saving the galaxy....will be one hell of an adventure.

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It seems like a normal day at Nebulon.....the green lights of the Neopolis Upper City shines bright through sleepless nights, the criminals of the Neopolis Lower City continue to shank one another, and the Under Forests remain quiet as a grave.

....However, it is not just any normal day.

Lights flicker in the city-wide planet. Communicators malfunctioning. Television screens turning static. The skymobile police corps begin to worry.

Was this a terrorist attack?

Or perhaps a signal of an oncoming Beastman invasion?

...But neither terrorist nor Beastmen could attack with this wide a range, or this fast a pace.

The giant screens all over Neopolis flickers for a couple more seconds......until suddenly, they stop.

And proceed to turn back on.

But it's not the beauty salon advertisement, or the cheesy romantic comedy trailer, or the Napishtim Federation propaganda that played.

Instead...this is what everyone sees this day, this moment, all over Neopolis: The visage of an otherworldly, apocalyptic creature.

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An echoing, sinister voice. A voice that reeks of malice and challenge. A voice that, even if you know comes from far away, you can feel creeping up behind you....

"Sons and Daughters of Stratevaria.....I have called from the edge of your known galaxy.....My name is GEHENNA, and I am here....to provide a challenge."

The screens flickers.

"I have extinguished countless stars and annihilated innumerable galaxies..... I challenged them all...and none prevailed. All of them burned in my lake of fire.

And it is your galaxy's turn....your military is in shambles, your government is powerless....and yet they say, in times of despair, heroes rise.....

But how far will they rise....before they fall and burn? One year, I will wait. In one year, the gates of Megido will open...and I welcome all who are brave enough to journey there..and face me in mortal combat.

Defeat me, and acquire countless powers...... fail....and Stratevaria will....BURN."

As GEHENNA concludes his message....all the lights in the city are extinguished.

A few minutes of complete darkness covers the entire planet. The engines may run, the lives of the people may be safe...

....But for how long?

The setting changes from Nebulon to Neopolis - Upper City

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As the planet wide blackout ensued, people began to panic.

It has only been ten years since the Galactic War ended. And now...something else has challenged them. Something....otherworldly. Eldritch. Nobody goes to Megido. This is insane....that planet is a literal world of death.

...And yet..the line between insanity and bravery is quiet thin, isn't it?

Reaching Megido will take quite some time, even in the age of space travel. The technology of the Hyper Drive was lost ages ago, when humans first came to Stratevaria. They will have to do it manually...and even with the fastest of ships, Megido is half a year away.

...But let's not get ahead of ourselves. You are now in the Upper City of Neopolis. People are panicking, running around wildly like chickens with their heads cut off. The Upper City has many Orbital Elevators to flee the planet....but in this state of frenzy, it will take days just to get through the line.

Unless of course, you have a plan.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Neopolis - Lower City

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Even in the dark, chaotic slums of the Lower City, one can hear the booming voice of GEHENNA.....on the Television screens at the bar, on the loudspeakers lined upon the walls. Everywhere.

One's life must have not been the luckiest, if one had to live in the Lower City.

Would one person even have the chance to fight an eldritch creature from an eldritch world?

.....Only one way to find out, right?

GEHENNA called for all sons and daughters of Stratevaria.

And the Lower Citizens belong to this world too...no matter what the fancy pants above say.

There is one orbital elevator...a hidden, illegal one....somewhere in these lower cities, in the hands of a Dark S1de informant known as Megahertz. If one finds her, one can get started on this absurd quest.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Nebulon Under Forests

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The Under Forests are quiet. Too quiet. Always have been.

..But even though Neopolis is at times too far away to even see in the sky clearly, you can hear the ominous voice of GEHENNA, as he challenged the entire galaxy. His voice felt so close...as if he was whispering behind your back the entire time.

Perhaps the forests of Neopolis has gotten too boring for your taste. Perhaps you've had enough of peace and quiet. Or perhaps you're just curious about this entity claiming to be from Megido.

You can't seem to call any shuttles. Your communicator is still malfunctioning. There is only one way out of here right now....

...In the distance, a massive tube that stretches from the earth to the sky....

There is only one orbital elevator in the Under Forests, located in the skymobile police corps station.

Time to get moving. It's quite a distance away....and you never know what...or who.... you might run into.

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Gelon sighs and takes a drag from his cigarette "well seems like it's time to stop smoking then" he said and put it out on his robot arm then flick it in the carnivorous plant's mouth he was holding in his robotic hand, the plant crumpled together from the taste of the cigarette bud "not so big now are you? well scram before I make a salad out of you" he said and throws the plant away as he straightened his clothing "at least I get my paycheck for this trip and can get that component I needed" he said and a small tubule popped up in his robotic hand "well they said i would get a bonus if i could get some venom and liquid from one of those so my job is done" he said as he put the tubule in a sample box and picked it up then heads back to the orbital elevator

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Lower City

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"Will you please turn that shit off, I'm trying to have a drink!" Keeton takes a slug of the bottle in front of him and looks towards the barkeep. "Hey didn't you hear what i just said?!" The bar is silent besides the banter of Keeton, everyone is fixated to the screen on the back wall. "Oh god..." says a regular of the bar. "This is it..." another says. Keeton drinks the last of his bottle and reaches for a new one, surprisingly the barkeep doesn't even flinch. He quickly starts to consume the new substance. The voice blares through the silent room, but Keeton is way too drunk to know what the entity is saying. The T.V. is turned off, and the room begins to fill with dread. "Wow what happened to you guys?" Keeton says finishing the last of his drink. "You guys are really killing the mood. We all came here to drink and have a good time, but you bafoons can't even do-" Keeton is knocked to the ground by a a sucker punch to the gut. "Don't you realize, we are all going to DIE, Gehenna is going to slaughter us all!" The figure that had delivered the punch cries out, tears welling in his eyes. "Gehenna, that guys a punk. He doesn't know nothing about nothing. I will face this guy and give him a good whipping for not behaving on my ship!" Keeton blurts out in a drunken rage. murmurs start to form around the bar as Keeton passes out on the floor. "If he's our champion then we're screwed."

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Sitting inside an abandoned building, Sentinel kept replaying GEHENNA's message incessantly, scanning for something familiar in it. Despite having done so thousands upon thousands of times, nothing has shown up in of the databases he had stored inside of his system. Shutting down the record, he stood up and grabbed the plasma cannons next to him. Attaching them to his hips, the weapons seemed to contour to his legs, blending in seamlessly. Draping a drab cloak over his soldiers so as to conceal his equipment, Sentinel tapped into the data networks present in the vicinity. There was only one way out of this slum, and that was through a shuttle. Now that shuttles had been grounded, another way would have to be found. An idea came to him; if there was an orbital elevator on the surface of the planet, there must one running through the Lower City.

Striding quickly out of the derelict structure, he began surveying the networks in the city. There was always a crumb trail in this world, always a place where data was stored digitally. He just had to find it. Sentinel ran through the options and settled that it would have to be run by one of the criminal organizations in the Lower City, seeing as they would be the only ones with the resources to build or access an orbital elevator. All he needed to do was figure out which one hid the secret. It wouldn't take long.

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Character Portrait: Byatis

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The Lower City was an urban jungle of scum and villainy. Law meant absolutely nothing here. It was all about reputation. The more imposing you were, the less likely you were to be attacked... most of the time. The street was lit up only by whatever street lights were still functioning. One of the Upper City modules literally eclipsed this module of the Lower City, shrouding it in unnatural darkness. It was mid-afternoon but it felt like midnight. A lone man walks down the street with an air of confidence and attitude. When he passed by a few beggars, they looked away not wanting to cause any trouble. The man made a hard left turn into a thin, dark alleyway for a shortcut.

This was his last mistake. Behind the gangster, a pair of orange glowering, hellish eyes appeared. Before the man could turn around and whip out his gun, it was all over. The creature had lunged and bit into his jugular vein with it's....tail? The man dropped dead in a pool of his own blood. The creature stood tall over the body, and happily smiled. "Another one bites the dust I suppose-" It stops mid sentence. It wasn't near any TV but it could hear the sudden booming voice of GEHENNA, and his demand. It's smile quickly became a frown...

"GEHENNA. Are you following me?" It whispers to itself as it looks up to the underside of the Upper City. Unlike the rest of Stratevaria, the creature, Byatis, knew about GEHENNA. Like the evil overlord, he too, was from the Death World Megido. He had escaped fairly recently, tired of the same setting. Byatis shook his head. "I will not let him take this galaxy from me!" He thought for a moment. "I am sure I'm not the only one... they will lead me to this elevator..thing." With that, Byatis disappeared from sight and took a massive leap to get to the rooftops. He ran on all fours along the roof tops, analysing the crowds for abnormal behaviour.

In this case, resolve and conviction.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Neopolis - Upper City

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Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris

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Lekan was just as terrified as anyone else when the blackout hit. It was impossible for every single generator on the planet to suddenly cease functioning like that, and none of the major galactic powers were looking to start another war... which could only mean that this GEHENNA person was serious about laying waste to the entire galaxy.

At least one good thing was the fact that GEHENNA was willing to wait for the inhabitants of Stratevaria to muster some sort of retaliation. Heroes rise in times of despair, he said. Lekan was reminded of last night when he overheard a few adventurers swapping stories in one of the taverns. While certainly dangerous, it did sound pretty exciting... but maybe the safest thing to do was evacuate the planet and get as far away from Megido as possible? Regardless, it was clear that he had to reach the space elevator leading to Nebulon's orbital shipyards as soon as possible.

However, such a task looked to be easier said than done; practically everyone else had the same thing in mind, be they warriors or refugees, and as vast as the interstellar ships were, they could only take so many people. Seeing how congested the streets were, Lekan had little choice but to take to the air and start heading towards the monolithic space elevator. He had no intention of being left behind on Nebulon, that much was certain.

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Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt

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Preston sat back on the couch, exhaling the grey smoke from the cigarette he just recently lit, the wisps fading into the dark room. His eyes fixed on the black screen of the television. What had he seen? Who or what was GEHENNA, and what reason did he want to destroy Stratevaria? These questions played in his mind as he rose up, taking another drag from his cigarette. He walked over to Colt's bedroom and knocked on the door. "Hey Colt, did ya see the shit on the TV?" A second later, the door opened up, Colt stood facing Preston, a typical, blank look on his face. "No shit, idiot. I tried changing the channels, same ugly fuck on them all."

There was a short moment of silence until Preston spoke again. "I think we should go find Mosa and James, see what they have to say." Preston walked back to the couch, putting out his cigarette in the ashtray. Colt followed behind, putting on his coat. "Whatever, let's just do this quick." With that, the two left the apartment complex and headed out.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Nebulon Under Forests

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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Aside from GEHENNA's mysterious transmission, the Under Forests at night is same as always; tranquil, cold, quiet, dark. Lightbugs can be seen hovering in groups, creating an otherworldly source of illumination.

But other than these lightbugs, Gelon also sees a lone campfire not too far away, on the same path towards the Orbital Elevator. The fire burns warmly and the smoke spreads to the dark skies. It seems to be a hunter's camp, as Gelon can see two bedrolls, a portable footlocker, a backpack, and a stool around the campfire.

And on top of that stool is an albino beastman. His white fur contrasts greatly with his dark purple scars, along with his piercing, yet kind, red eyes. Next to the beastman is a young, pink haired girl wearing a very colorful pink outfit, which makes her look like an especially cheesy-looking soldier.

The two turns to look at Gelon when they see him coming. The Beastman nods, while the young girl smiles happily and waves.

"Well-met, stranger.", the beastman says in a guttural tone. He's holding a knife in his right hand, and some leather strips in his left.

"Hi hi~!", the young girl also says. She seems more obviously happy to see Gelon than the beastman, straightening herself and clasping her hands together on top of her skirt.

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Lower City

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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How long as has it been since he's been out?

Keeton finds himself awake, and smells the hobo piss in the air. It's unmistakeable....he's found himself in the back alley of the bar. The bouncers must've thrown him out......And what's that feeling around him? If Keeton looks around, he'd find mountains and mountains of plastic trash bags.

Great. He's in a dumpster.

Suddenly, Keeton hears a young, calm, and oddly whimsical, robotically synthesized noise. "Yo!"

On the rooftop of the bar across from his location and above, is the crouching figure of a dark purple android. In his hands is a blood red spear with the blade at the tip being a chainsaw. His dark purple claws have a loose grip on the weapon.

"Fancy meeting you here!", the android spearman continues. He has a rather eccentric, but still polite, tone to him. And as he nods, the dim lower city lights can be seen reflected in his yellow visor.


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The Sentinel's scanning takes a while to yield a promising result. The Lower Cities are vast; planet-wide, in fact. Plenty of red herrings and backdoor viruses are in the network, but they're nothing Sentinel can't handle. Eventually, as he keeps walking, a match is found: Northwest of here, in the burnt library...a place long rumored to be a Dark S1de hideout. This must be it....

Above, on the rooftops, Byatis is well hidden. The lack of a sky in the Lower City provides quite the useful darkness for the eldritch rogue. There are plenty of beggars, junkies, and other hopeless lowlives slowly dying away in the back alleys, and even on the streets. And because of that....the sight of Sentinel is quite unique. Even though he's a robot, he walks with unmistakeable confidence and determination.

Looks like Byatis has found what he's looking for

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Neopolis - Upper City

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt

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There are four major orbital elevators nearby. There's so many people around him, Lekan inevitably gets shoved and pushed over and over. It is quite a struggle just to walk several meters. So many huge and powerful Beastmen were bumping into him. Some were quite rude, hurling him a myriad of racist insults regarding his squid-like appearances.

"Gah! Get outta my way, squidhead!"
"Hey, calamari brain! MOVE!"
"Oww! You stepped on my toe, octopi bastard!"

....Of course, the fact that Lekan hovers and flies seems to be lost on some of them.

Eventually, after quite a bit of struggle, Lekan can finally see the Northern Orbital Elevator. Yes! He's close. But suddenly, the people around him begin panicking. Seems like violence has broken out near the elevator. Not unexpected, perhaps. Even the skymobile police corps seems to be getting overwhelmed by the mass of humans, synthetics, and beastmen trying to make their way out of Nebulon. A massive, sumo-like man can be seen hurling away a synthetic skymobile officer a quarter his size.

But suddenly, there is a loud, humming noise. The city seems to be momentarily brightened by a yellow flash, and before Lekan can utter a word, people are suddenly being thrown back by an unrelenting force....and several brightly colored, yellow laser beams...

...coming from above. In the air, a strange looking insectoid woman hovers, seemingly guarding the elevator from a safe distance. Even though she's quite far, Lekan can see her many glowing yellow eyes.....and her opened, maw-like hands from which a smoking gun emerged.

The people around Lekan began to panic. Even though they can see that the blasts were mere concussives and set to stun, it clearly hurts, because the people are groaning. They proceed to turn tail, and run.

"AGHHH!!!!! THEY GOT A GENESIOR HE-"

Before that man could finish his sentence, another bright flash of yellow beam is fired at him, and Lekan can see him being dragged through the ground by the sheer impact of the blast.

The expressionless woman doesn't seem pleased. As more people begin to run, she turns to Lekan.....and raises her gun arm.

"This orbital elevator is closed."

And she fires.


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As Preston and Colt head out, they are immediately stormed by massive amounts of people. There is just way too many people on Nebulon. Though it seems like GEHENNA's challenge is going to change this. Thankfully, since they are heading towards the orbital elevators on the North and the South, Preston and Colt have a relatively easy path to take, towards Mosa's Seafood Services in the west side.

Mosa's Seafood Services. It's a medium sized building. Two storeys. A disturbing-looking representation of Mosa's head decorates the red, orange, and green "Mosa's Seafood Services" sign. It's those eyes. They look lifeless and fake. Like a doll's eyes...only orange. Since it's quite late at night by now, the restaurant has closed down.

Inside, Preston and Colt can see Mosa, tidying up the tables and chairs like nothing is happening, completely calm, with a natural smile on his crocodillian face.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Neopolis - Lower City

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Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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As a possible match was found in the networks of the city, a surge of emotions ran through Sentinel's systems. Stumbling into several nearby people as his processes were overloaded, Sentinel began to shut down. Running a flash clearing process, he averted turning off, but not before he slammed into a wall. Quite a few people looked at him curiously, some with apprehension or disgust, but most just kept on walking. The appearance of GEHENNA was much more interesting than a simple malfunctioning robot. Straightening, he sighted a blur in the corner of his vision, creeping along the rooftops. Rotating swiftly, he saw nothing but the smoky air of the Lower City and ruined roofs.

Filing away the movement for later, Sentinel decided to investigate the most likely lead to reaching the orbital elevator- a burned-out library somewhere to the Northwest of his current position. Bringing up a map of the area, he located it and began weaving through the crowds in a swift, determined manner. No matter the cloak, his height and synthetic nature marked him out to any that were looking. Not that he was built for stealth in any case. He was a being designed for war. The crowds around him slowed his progress significantly, but most would move out of his way.

Sighting the library around the corner, he turned down an alley that would take him right by the structure. Looking at city schematics, he found a sewer entrance nearby that would lead right into the basement of the building. Better to sneak in if it was run by a group of criminals, a scene would simply attract more attention to his actions. Finding the grate, he stared at it. Scanners would have been a useful addition to his systems, but he had not the time or resources to acquire such a thing at the moment. Deciding that the only way to learn if it was rigged to deal damage was to open it. Leaning down, he began to lift the grate.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Neopolis - Upper City

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt

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"Are you fucking kidding me?!" Colt hissed, his ears flattened back in anger as the sea of people tried to move around them, but a few accidental bumps happened here and there. Preston looked around, trying to get a clear view of any possible routes that were not congested with traffic. "Relax, everyone is scared. Just stay calm and follow me. We'll cut west like we usually do..." Preston trailed off for a moment, taking in the scenery of chaos unfolding around them. "We should be fine, Colt. Do you want me to hold your hand?" Preston said in a playful tone. Colt slowly turned his head, an expression of hate on his face. "If you ever talk to me like I'm some fucking six year old, I'll fucking kill you." Preston smiled and started walking west, trying his best to keep an even pace so Colt wouldn't fall behind, while trying to avoid bumping into others as they passed. In what seemed like forever, well to Colt at least, they arrived at "Mosa's Seafood Service."

"We're here." Said Preston. "Wow, I had no idea. What gave it away? Was it Mosa's giant fuckin' head on the sign, or did you just guess?" Colt smiled, his tone obviously sarcastic. Preston took another glance at the restaurant. Mosa's head, well, the fake one, was perched atop the sign, that is, had something to it. It's fake expression, and dead, doll-like eyes didn't seem right. Nothing like the Mosa they knew. But it worked well enough to serve as an iconic beacon to the restaurant. Those thoughts aside, Preston and Colt walked up to the door, knocking on it as Mosa was busy closing up shop.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Stratevaria Galaxy

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Character Portrait: Nef Anyo Character Portrait: Daedalus Character Portrait: DURANDAL-1707

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As the voice an image of GEHENNA flickered away into darkness, Nef smiled to himself. This whole situation simply reeked of profit.

He checked his watch and then rose from his seat within a dingy apartment and headed to the fridge a few paces away, which, to his dismay, was empty again. But no matter; it was time to leave anyways.

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A few buildings away, Daedalus was tinkering in his workshop, and when he finally finished, he inspected his work: a modified SPADISDEV Spaceship Disassembly Device, with a modified external energy core and significantly increased plasma injection. The thing could cut the hull plating of a medium-class cruiser like a hot knife through butter. Not bad for its bulk.

And then, GEHENNA transmitted his signal, and Daedalus knew: a friend would be requiring the modified SPADISDEV.

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Aboard the Liset, Durandal slept, his unconscious systems monitoring all of the ship's systems while his intelligence module slept.

Until GEHENNA awoke him.

A curious manifestation; one that, if he knew them correctly, Durandal knew his owners would be hunting after. He would simply have to wait until they arrived at the orbital docking station to collect the ship and be on their way.

The setting changes from Stratevaria Galaxy to Neopolis - Upper City

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris

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Lekan knew that the local authorities would have taken some measures to prevent the entry points to the orbital elevators from being utterly swamped, but once his destination was within sight it was clear that the blockade was failing, slowly but surely. These people were just as desperate to get offworld as he was.

As he watched the scene unfold before him, the Ondari was alerted to the sound of humming in the air and the flash of an energy weapon of some sort being fired. Lekan quickly looked up to see an insectoid alien firing upon the crowd from on high. A Genesior, here? Lekan stared, wide-eyed, as she took aim at him and fired.

He managed to dart out of the way of the shot, but he was still out in the open. He quickly hid behind the nearest available building. From there, he could try and get some semblance of a plan together.

The crowds would be able to push through the blockade and clear the way to the elevator, but that Genesior was keeping them pinned down, and they could do nothing about it since she was still up in the air...

...but he could.

It was definitely crazy, but he couldn't afford to waste time looking for another orbital elevator hoping that it was free. The rest were probably just as crowded as this one. Taking a moment to steel himself, Lekan broke cover and attempted to get in closer to the Genesior. He refrained from closing the distance in one go, however. Instead, he went for short distances to hide behind the next object that provided adequate protection from that weaponry.

Once Lekan felt that he was close enough, the Ondari flung himself upward, zigzagging erratically and firing several ink shots in the Genesior's direction, hoping that at least one of them would hit. He had never really considered himself a lawbreaker, but it was either this or be stranded on Nebulon.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Neopolis - Lower City

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Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Byatis crawled along the rooftops, scanning the crowds, looking amongst the drunkards and scared little humans and beastmen, until a cloaked figure caught his attention fairly quickly. The figure was wandering at first after walking into a wall, but suddenly walked with purpose. So Byatis followed quietly by rooftop until suddenly it turned to look straight in his direction! Even with his natural camouflage active, Byatis still instinctively ducked out of sight, but still manages to take a peek. His face crumpled with either annoyance or disgust once he saw just what he was following. "Hhhhh...a synthetic..," he said under his breath. Byatis shook off the feeling and continued to follow once the synthetic began to move once more.

Byatis's leaps got longer and longer as the buildings began to be a bit farther apart. Luckily for the Megidian, he was nimble and barely made sounds upon landing, but made small dust clouds thanks to the buildings' poor upkeep. Byatis stopped and noticed the synthetic was headed to the burnt library. '....Dark S1de territory? Well that explains how they smuggle Upper city goods...,' he thought to himself. He then looked over to see the synthetic was clearly smart enough to go in through the front. It was going to use the sewer. Clever. Byatis the climbed down the side of the building he was on, like a massive lizard going down a tree in an urban jungle. Byatis kept to the darkness, keeping his camouflage on as he watched what the synthetic would do next.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Stratevaria Galaxy

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate

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(sorry guys spaced the location we are in the lower city)

"Jesus Christ!" Keeton screams, propelling himself further into the filth. "An android in the lower city? What the hell do you want?" Keeton yells out at the figure crouching on the building above him.

The setting changes from Stratevaria Galaxy to Neopolis - Lower City

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Clockwork chuckles robotically, his shoulder visibly shaking as he does. "Well, am I ever glad you asked!", Clockwork replies, twirling his spear and resting it on his shoulder. "I was down here doing android...things, you know? Hunting down criminals, taking out the trash, feeding stray cats....when I heard the most peculiar of recordings."

Clockwork focuses his gaze.

"GEHENNA's challenge to all of Stratevaria....one I'm sure you heard as well."

Clockwork stands up.

"I'm going out of Nebulon anyways, so I figured, why don't I head over to the Orbital Elevator? And since you're here....I thought that we both could use the company, hmm?" his tone is pleasant, if eccentric, all the time, and seems to be genuine.

"I could use someone to watch my back. And I have a good eye for people....well, heh, seven of them. So what do you say~?" Clockwork tilts his head, and folds his arms, his right hand still holding his halberd.

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As Sentinel lifts the rusted grate....

....Nothing happens.

Seems like this is indeed a safe, if filthy, way to go. The vomit green sewer water would look and smell repulsive to most organics.

However....while the grate is not rigged, the sewer itself seems to be guarded. Sentinel can see several bright white lights from flashlights, and hear wet, soggy footsteps, underneath. Dark S1de patrol grunts....

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Neopolis - Upper City

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt

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The Genesior seems expressionless as Lekan suddenly flew, and she fires a plasma blast from her right arm cannon, which hits a large abandoned car Lekan was hiding behind, and dents it severely, yet did not hit Lekan at all.

the Genesior continues firing, switching arms with every blast; left arm, right arm, left arm, right arm. She looks completely calm, almost like a marionette. But Lekan continues to succeed at dodging her, while Quin continues to succeed at causing considerable amounts of collateral damage. Cars flew into the air, a noodle merchant's cart is blasted off the platform, and an abnormally large fire hydrant is blown to bits, spraying water everywhere.

When Lekan suddenly fire his ink shots, the Genesior subtly widens her eyes in surprise. The first shot was his luckiest, as it hits her right on the upper chest and right face, but she quickly catches up with Lekan's speed, and dodges his next few shots effectively, flying through the air like a hornet.

If Lekan looks closely, he can see the Genesior vaguely narrowing the main eyes on her face. And suddenly, as she swerves and dodges another inkblot, she raises both arm cannons....

...And proceeds to fire a barrage of rapid fire plasma blasts. These blasts are longer, thinner, and far greater in number than her previous ones.

This is gonna suck.

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Mosa raises his head and looks to the window as hears Preston knocking. Seeing Colt's docked tail, Mosa does a deep, hearty chuckle, and walks over to the door.

He opens the door - which has been sized to be as tall and wide as him -, and looks down at the two.

"HEYY Colt! Preston!", his natural crocodilian smile turns into a huge grin as he bares his teeth happily.

"Come on in, come on in! Mosa was just cleaning, but I'm sure you know."

Mosa leads the two in, before closing the door again. Looks like he's almost done, the restaurant looks damn near spotless, with the chairs neatly placed upside down on top of the tables.

"I sent James to get some ingredients, but Mosa think he be back soon!", Mosa exclaims, his manly baritone voice audible throughout the entire restaurant.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Neopolis - Lower City

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate

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Keeton processes what he had just heard. I'm sorry what in Davy Jones are you talking about? After five bottles of gin I start to forget about a lot of important details concerning my day, including how i got in this dumpster." Keeton quickly pulls himself out and wipes off some of the grime left over on his trousers. He sits down, keeping his head down to the morning light creeping into the alleyway. Keeton produces a flask and takes a drink from it, wiping the excess liquid from his lips.

The two converse about the events that had just taken place.

"So you are telling me I can get myself a ship if we kill this guy. Sounds easy enough, but first we are gonna have to find an orbital elevator. Fortunately for you I know just the place to find one. The name is K2 by the way, your gonna need to remember that when i become the galaxies most infamous space pirate." Keeton lifts his head for the first time grinning at his new partner, exposing his glowing red electronic eye. The android extends his right arm forward, Keeton embraces the metal hand and carefully lifts himself up. "Well we better start walking the library is a few miles from here." Keeton takes another slug of his flask and squints up at the sun now peaking over the slums of the under city. "Tastes like sunlight, I fucking hate sunlight." he chuckles slightly and starts working towards his destination.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Nebulon Under Forests

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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Gelon sighs and put the box down "hi nice to meet you two as well" he said and grab his pack of cigarettes "do you mind if I burn these in the fire? Not gonna need them any more" he said and grab an energy bar from his pocket "but tell me what are *takes a bit from the energy bar* are you two doing done here? With all the dangers?" He asked the two and sit by the fire

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Lower City

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Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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As the gate creaked open without any trap activating, Sentinel glanced both ways along the alley. Seeing none, he glanced again at the cluttered rooftops, remembering that shadow he had seen earlier. It may have been something going wrong with his processes during the involuntary shutdown, but better safe than sorry as the old saying went. Turning back to the opening in the ground, Sentinel took note of the lights swinging across the filth scattered through the sewer. Dropping the cloak from his shoulders, he wrapped it into a small ball and then inserted it into a small compartment in his chest for later use. Unclipping the particle cannons from his thighs, he lifted them into the air and ejected the blades from their case. Jumping into the sewer, he spotted the guards walking around and charged at them, hopefully knocking them out or killing them before they could raise any sort of alarm.

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Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Byatis looked on from the darkness of the alleyway closest to the synthetic and the sewer grate. He watched as it removed its cloak and revealed its weaponry. Byatis took note, if there ever happens to be a misunderstanding later on. He didn't plan on engaging the synthetic. Shortly after the synthetic jumped down into the sewer, Byatis crawled toward the open grate and crumpled a bit. The smell was foul. Byatis was used to a lot of wretched smells, unavoidable if you lived on a death world, but stratevarian waste was truly disgusting. He wondered if this was worth it. Reluctantly, Byatis climbed into the sewer and clung to the ceiling as opposed to dropping in the waters. His camouflage still held up as he watched the synthetic attack some patrol guards swiftly. Watching how he moved.

Suddenly Byatis noticed one lone patrol guard who approached the site. The guard was ready to fire at the synthetic as well as try to call for backup. Byatis grinned and lowered his tail behind the guard and grabbed his skull, effectively crushing his skull. Byatis dropped the corpse into the sewer water. Still hidden, he looked ahead to see if the synthetic took notice. Biding his time, wondering if he should reveal himself just yet.

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Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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As the last guard fell unconscious, Sentinel began to sheath his blades. That ism until he heard a splash in the water behind him. Whirling to face the direction in which the sound has come from, he aimed the particle cannons, ready to destroy anything that might be waiting. Only a dead body greeted him. The skull was crashed, but no other sign of damage was visible. Scanning the ceilings, he realized it would be too dark to find anything easily. Debating whether or not to activate the light mounted on his head, he decided to do so for the moment. Advancing slowly towards the body, he swept his gaze over everything, waiting for a small sign of movement. If it came to blows, his sneak entrance into the library might be ruined.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Neopolis - Upper City

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris

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Despite his frantic movements, Lekan could clearly see that he had managed to land a hit on the Genesior, ink covering part of her face and torso. He could also see that she didn't look too pleased that he had yet to be subdued. When she raised her weapon arms once more he knew that he had to make a move quickly, but he had moved too far out to retreat to whatever foxhole he had previously bolted from.

As the storm of plasma fire came closer, a large cloud of inky black smoke surrounded the Ondari's position just as he dropped down about a metre or so to avoid the incoming barrage. That little vanishing act bought him a few precious moments for Lekan to make his next move. There was nothing for it but to get close and personal now, as much as he hated the idea.

Lekan circled off to the Genesior's right, intending to try and flank her as he covered the last several metres. His plan, such as it was, was to try and restrain her so she wouldn't be able to fire at the crowds, and more importantly himself.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Nebulon Under Forests

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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The Beastman shooks his head. "Oh, I don't mind at all. Go right ahead."

As they sit by the fire, they proceed to have some small talk.

"Ahahaha!", the girl let out a hearty laugh. "I'm actually here FOR the danger! I need to train myself as a warrior, you see? The name's Deunan! Deunan Knight, the famed interstellar rose!", she said, before exaggeratingly tilting her head, winking, and holding up a peace symbol with her right hand. Apparently one of Stratevaria's most famous singers is down here spending time with an elderly feline Beastman.

"Indeed.", the Beastman nods after she said that. "Name's Halcyon, and I'm here to train Deunan. Books and holographs can only do so much, and not as effectively as real field training.", he says with a gruff, mentorly tone.

"What about you?", Deunan asks eagerly, paying particular interest to his artificial arm. "Telll us about yourself!"

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Lower City

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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"Oohhhh, you can get way, WAY more than a ship!", Clockwork says, chuckling while walking alongside Keeton. "Galaxies' most infamous space pirate, eh? Hahahaha! You're going to have some tough competition, good luck with that buddy!", Clockwork says heartily, chuckling once again, causing his shoulders to move up and down. The Android's hand is firm and sure, as they shake hands. Clockwork pays particular attention to his glowing red eye, seemingly interested by the red glow.

"Library, eh? So that must be where the Dark S1de have their parties." Clockwork continues accompanying Keeton, shouldering his halberd. "I heard sunlight's good for your skin. Of course, I also hear it feels aweful in large quantities, so I suppose I should be glad I don't have any flesh."

Eventually, the two arrive at the suspicious-looking, burnt down library. The archaic and majestic structure would look rather out of place compared to the rest of the Lower City, were it not for its burnt down state. As the two keep walking, they happen to catch the eye of a Dark S1de grunt, carrying a large kinetic rifle.

"Hey!!", the grunt yells to them. "The hell are you two clowns doin' here?!"

Clockwork lets out a low chuckle, and turns to Keeton, letting him handle this the way he wants to.

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Sentinel and Byatis easily take care of the guards, the element of surprise on their side.

"Agh!! OGH! GAHHH!!!!" The thieves did not expect such a surprise attack. Multiple splashes can be heard, as bodies began falling. While Sentinel's disabling of his foes left no blood, Byatis' skull crushing lends a bit of red to the sewer water.

The sewer seems to go on forever. Occassionally, a dead rat or bum could be seen, but aside from those, only green muck and grime is in sight.

Eventually, as Sentinel and Byatis sneaks, they overhear a pair of guards talking.

"What's up?"
"There's a pair of weirdos outside, by the front door."
"Weirdos, huh? Nothing is too weird for the lower city..."
"Yeah....."
"...Man, I want some burgers and fries....."

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Neopolis - Upper City

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris

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The Genesior raises an eyebrow at the smokescreen, and stops her assault, before looking around.

To Lekan, it would seem like his flanking is successful. The Genesior hasn't noticed him yet...!

....Or so it seemed. That's when he notices, even though her back is turned...the eyes on the back of her hand and shoulders have noticed him.

Without looking at him with her main eyes, she raises her right arm cannon and shoots him point blank with a diffusing shot.

Below, as Lekan and the Genesior have their dogfight, the people of Nebulon charges into the orbital elevator entrance, seeing their chance. The skymobile police corps can only stare, baffled and exhausted.

"...Screw this, I'm outta here."

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt

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The two enter Mosa's restaurant. Colt immediately walks over to one of the tables, pulls down a chair and sits. Preston glances over at Colt, and then clears his throat. "You sent him out? How long ago was that?" Preston said, his voice sounding concerned. "We came over to see what you and James felt on the situation, and what we should do."

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Neopolis - Lower City

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Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Now seemed like a good a time as any to reveal himself. Sort of. The synthetic was right under him, and alert. Byatis let out a playful chuckle as he crawled along the ceiling a bit to be a little ways behind the synthetic. "Khekhekhekhe, no need to worry! I believe our goals are the same. Get to the elevator. Confront GEHENNA. The works" Byatis dropped from the ceiling and stood in the water below, though all Sentinel could see was two rather large holes in the flow of the sewer water. "I won't bite, I promise, kehkheh... though if I reveal myself, you'd probably shoot me. So for now, just call me your guardian angel" Byatis said, happily. "You synthetic weirdo" He then muttered under his breath.

They two then heard more guards up ahead talking about a commotion at the front of the library. "Looks like some dinguses gave us a distraction." Byatis continued, contorting his face in reluctance at his next sentence. "So, I believe we should cooperate...for now." Byatis mulled it over in his mind but it must look funny that Sentinel was looking and talking to nothing.

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Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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As Byatis dropped from the ceiling, energy surged through his systems again. While not nearly as bad as what had happened in the marketplace above ground, it nevertheless required him to concentrate on keeping himself stable. Listening to Byatis speak, he determined that it must be some sort of magical being, otherwise he would not have been reacting like this. Barely catching the mutter, Sentinel passed it through his processes and clarified. Filing away the statement as a possible threat, he decided to work with Byatis as long as it would benefit him.

"Agreed. As you are able to conceal yourself, it would be logical that you proceed ahead and find a route to the center. If we can locate the informant who knows the location of the elevator, we can proceed to GEHENNA. It would be beneficial to recruit any we find along the way to reduce risks to ourselves and to increase our chances. But yes, we will cooperate. For now, as you said," he stated. As his voice was monotonous, it would be impossible for Byatis to determine anything from inflection, allowing him to hide intentions. He hadn't missed the pause in Byatis's speech. Hopefully this creature would not create problems for him later.

"Let us proceed."

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Nebulon Under Forests

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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"oh i'm just a freelancer, lost my arm in the war thanks to an attack on the lab i worked, got throw around and something fell on my arm, so now i have this handy tool" Daniel told them and toss the cigarette pack in the fire "i'm down here to collect some samples again for a lab, not that i mind these plants and animals, the thugs and such are a dozzie compared to those and don't touch or even sniff the vials, most of them are toxic and can be lethal" gelon said and stretch "i was just heading back to the orbital elevator to get my paycheck and a component to finish a upgrade to my arm, then i can finally use the tesla coil without being shocked, stupid second hand sellers" the last part he said softly

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Upper City

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris

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Lekan only realised too late that there were yet more eyes on the Genesior's back, and paid the price for it. Thankfully, she was still using non-lethal ammunition, so at least he was merely knocked back and fairly winded instead of being severely wounded. Certainly a better thing than dying horribly.

Still, he had to work around the fact that she had some short range weapons too. He fired another couple of ink shots at her and moved closer once more, wary of those weapon arms of hers. After reclaiming the distance that he'd lost from that knockback, Lekan lunged for the Genesior. His intent was to restrain her, or at the very least disorient her. Beyond that, however, he was starting to run out of bright ideas...

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Nebulon Under Forests

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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The two foresters listen, with Deunan nodding eagerly all the way through.

"Sounds like you're quite the experienced adventurer....", Halcyon says, stroking his chin.

"That's why I ALWAYS buy my weapons from reputable people!", Deunan comments playfully.

A brief pause. Deunan looks over Gelon for a few seconds, then stands up.

"Hey! I have an idea! Why don't we spar?", she asks, with a big smile on her face, and her hands behind her back. "Your arm....." she reaches for something.

"..Against my beam charger!", and she whips out her beam charger, a weapon vaguely shaped like a cutlass hilt...which emits a long, bright pink beam. A laser sword....quite an expensive and exquisite weapon.

Halcyon raises his left eyebrow, and looks at Gelon.

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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"how about you first get better before challenging me cause if I spare I don't go easy and my weaponry is devastating, you know trees down hear are as strong as steel right?" Gelon asked and walk to one and grab a low hanging branch and let his arm form to his KE sword "I can cut through I like it's butter" he said and cut the branch of with one swing "so still want to spare with me?" Gelon asked and sit down by the fire

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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Halcyon and Deunan watches, with Halcyon remaining silent, and Deunan letting out a whistle.

She looks down to think...but only for a second or two, and turns to face him with a certain smirk.

"There's no time better than the present!", and with that, Deunan firmly places both feet on the ground, and moves them close to each other, before holding out her blade forward and slightly arching her back. With that stance, her long thin blade, and her decorative outfit, she looks like a classical fencer.

"En Garde!"

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Upper City

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt

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Mosa walks over to the two, rubbing his two hands together. He walks pass Colt, heading to the kitchen. "Ohh? Right, right! You be talking about GEHENNA, yes?"

Some creaking and clanking noises ensues. A few seconds later, Mosa comes out with a large bottle of Veradoxian Valkjan; a kind of Beastmen hard liquor with an incredibly strong smell that already stings their noses the moment Mosa brought it out of the cupboard.

"Mosa....think this is good, actually...verryyy good.", Mosa proclaims, grabbing three shotglasses as he makes his way to Colt's table. He pulls a chair, and sits down. Even for a Beastmen, he is huge and heavy, and the high grade chairs creak under his weight. His enormous size is particularly noticeable next to the short Colt.

He pours the hard liquor into Colt's glass, then to one near Preston, giving him an inviting glance as he does. "Think of it this way... big bad monster equals big bad fame, big bad fame equals big bad BUSINESS!!!", Mosa exaggeratedly pumps his fist as he emphasized the 'business' part, accidentally crushing the hard liquor bottle, and dirtying his apron, causing him to scowl.

He stands up, preparing to wash his hands...and probably get another Valkjan bottle. "So, here be Mosa's idea: Four of us go to Megido and kick GEHENNA's ass." The way he says it, it's as if he's telling them to fetch the laundry, or something equally casual.

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The Genesior dodges Lekan's shot repeatedly, every shot she dodges, she creates more distance between the two. She also begins countering with her own concussive blasts, but both the Genesior and Lekan are equally fast and agile in the air. An inkshot eventually hits her on her left arm cannon, stinging and startling her, and another hits her on the abdomen, where many of her eyes were.

As a results, she was successfully tackled by Lekan, both of them propelled into a building, cracking a window and creating quite a loud noise. Her head disoriented and her vision blurred, the Genesior begins firing plasma blasts with reckless abandon, with Lekan still on top of her. All of the shots miss him.

The people below panic and dives away, dodging her concussive blasts as a car is flipped over and thrown into another building. Many many holes erupt in the streets, a bum can be seen stealing a panicked man's wallet from his trouser pockets, and the Genesior continues squirming in the Ondari's grip.

...However, Lekan catches sight of a warning sign: the eyes all over her body. They're slowly glowing.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Neopolis - Lower City

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate

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One guards lie in the rubble, One hole singed through the middle of his forehead. Keeton sheathes his modded hand-cannon, a black paint job with white jolly rogers placed on either side. Keeton takes another drink of his flask, which is still in his hand from the previous voyage. "That chump had it coming." Keeton descends down the steps into the shambles of the building with his android partner. Keeton quickly draws his cutlass, and turns a switch at the hilt causing the blade to erupt with electrical energy coursing through it. "Someone has been here, in fact I'd say maybe two." Keeton says eying the open grate, then looking down at the footprints in the soot. A normal boot shaped footprint, and a much more exotic one, perhaps belonging to a beast man. "I really hope that spear does a lot more then look cool, cause we have company." Keeton downs the entire flask and places it back into his pocket. He jumps down into the sewers screaming "HONEY I'M HOME!"

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Clocwork strokes his sharp chin, witnessing Keeton's handywork in the form of the dead guard, then sees his custom handgun, and whistles. "Niiice...very nice...quite accurate in spite of the booze, aren't you? hehehe." He then follows Keeton as they walk away from the front door, and into the open grate. He looks at the foot prints, and then notices the unconcious bodies and the one bloodied corpse nearby. "Indeed. Strong company too, from the looks of it." Clockwork jumps down twirls his chainsaw halberd, and it automatically lets out a violent, revving, unsubtle noise, which echoes through the sewers, and complements Keeton's scream.

"I'm not much for sneaking anyways~" Clockwork then taps the walls of the sewers with his shrieking chainsaw, as a taunt, a challenge, an announcement......and just for the hell of it.

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"Huh? Did you hear a gunshot?"
"Let's check it out!"

The two guards suddenly left their post, and proceeded to leave Byatis and Sentinel's earshot.

A couple of seconds later, Keeton's scream echoes through the sewers, alongside the revving of a chainsaw type weapon.

Looks like someone just blew away all their chances at subtlety.

Upstairs, they can hear rushing footsteps and the barking of orders. The Dark S1de are on full alert. They have not realized where the sound came from yet, but it's only a matter of time. Strange mechanical noises can be heard above ground....something heavy....and powerful. The exit above shouldn't be too far for the two of them.

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Byatis was about to crawl ahead, suspicious of the synthetic as he normally would until he heard a gunshot from above. His invisible body shuddered once he heard splashes in the distance behind them and....yelling. Byatis could smell the scent of gin even over the sewer filth. And was that the sound of a chainsaw?! Byatis let out an unnatural growl. "Cover's been blown.....khkehkehkehkheee...for you. They still can't see me." Byatis crawled up onto the ceiling once more. "I'll cover your man-made posterior if those morons come along looking for a fight." With that, Byatis turned to look ahead of them. He can hear the splashes of several guards heading this way. He grumbled once more.

Not that Sentinel could se but Byatis was looking straight at him from the ceiling. Obviously forcing himself, he asks " What is your name, synthetic? It better not be a series of letters or numbers, I hate that."

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Nebulon Under Forests

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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"okay never say I didn't warn you and if your weapon breaks it's your own fault" gelon said and switch his arm to normal but it was just a bit different "go ahead impress this old man" he said and just stood their casually "and don't hold back"

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Lower City

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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A shot almost takes off the foot of the creature attached to the ceiling. Keeton and Clockwork approach the group with only the light from Keeton's electronic eye, and the pulsing energy of his sword. "You must be the one leaving your footprints outside. Not a very good plan if you ask me." Keeton closes his left eye and surveys the area, eventually fixing his gaze right above sentinel. Well shiver me timbers, clockwork, this little guy thinks he's clever going invisible like that. Too bad my right eye here sees in infra-red." Keeton grins widely at the creature and the sentinel life form. He fires another warning shot towards the two.

"Look let's not make this harder then it needs to be. You are going to empty your pockets, and tell us everything you know about Gehenna and the orbital elevator. Or we are going cut you up and leave you to rust and decompose in the filth of the sewers."

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Clockwork takes a look at the creature as it fell from Keeton's blast. He looks at the corpse for a few seconds, and then moves on. "So many vermin down here. Can't imagine how organics live with the smell."

A few walks later, and the two finds Sentinel. He shoulders his chainsaw halberd still, and greets the robot in a friendly manner. "Fine tidings, Fellow synthetic!" His tone is rather flamboyant and eccentric, seems like his creators tried a bit too hard to make him sound "human". Even though his words and tone are friendly, one can see subtle changes in his stance, showing him to be quite on guard.

"Invisible? Where?", Clockwork looks at Keeton, then to the ceiling where he looked at. He can't seem to spot Byatis, though.

Clockwork remains calm after Keeton fires his warning shot, and even laughs. "HAHA! What he said!-"...until he processed just what Keeton was saying.

"Wait." He pauses.

He glances to Keeton, and whispers semi-playfully, semi-nervously. "...K2, you're drunk. Go home."

He is not entirely sure this is the best course of action. In fact, he is sure this is one of the worst. They are confronting a heavily armed synthetic...which, judging by his dull colors, are Dagojouiisian. And Dagojouiisian synthetics are not to be trifled with; built for war and with emphasis on overwhelming power....and another enemy which Clockwork can't see. Still, Keeton's bold threats highly amuses him, and he can't help but be impressed by his....bravery.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Nebulon Under Forests

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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"Hmmm~!", Deunan furrows her eyebrows. "With pleasure!"

With a step and a dash, Deunan looks as if she's about to strike him on the chest....

...However, she changes her footing at the last second, making that movement a feint, and dodges to the right. "Just kidding!", before thrusting repeatedly at Gelon's right side.

One. Two. Three. Fourfivesixseveneight.

Rapid. Quick. Graceful.

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Upper City

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris

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Lekan was, suffice to say, not having a particularly good day. First, a demonic entity shows up on the galaxy's doorstep with the intent to destroy all life. Next, the orbital elevator he was trying to reach had been blocked off by the skymobile police corps. As if things couldn't get any worse, he had been repeatedly shot at, there were explosions all around, and he had nowhere to run and hide.

At this point his mind had more or less given itself up to terror now, and whatever finesse and fine coordination he had earlier in the fight had been thrown out the window. As the frightened squid held on for dear life, he noticed that the eyes covering the Genesior's body started glowing and giving off a bit of heat. Although rational thought was out to lunch, instinct told Lekan that this was a vaguely bad thing.

Attempting to shift himself over to where there weren't quite as many eyes on the Genesior's body, Lekan started trying to poke, prod or bludgeon them with whatever arms he could spare.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Nebulon Under Forests

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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Gelon watches her moves closely as he defends himself with his robotic arm with each strike she deals "9, 10 didn't pay attention" he said and lock the blade in a gap in the arm and disarm her "11, 12 I could end your life" he said as he held his robotic hand in front of her face with spikes just a few inches from her face "like I said train before you challenge me" he said and pull the saber from his arm "you might have spared but in a real fight no one will keep to the rules and use what they can, I also could have drained your sword bit by bit as you strike me leaving you defenseless and open..." Gelon said and shot a bug that was vein that was proaching her straight past her face "...to attack, we need to move the forest knows where we are" he said and gave Deunan her sword back

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Lower City

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Sentinel looked up towards where the voice had come from. Such a strange creature it was. Yet quite like him. Opportunistic. Yes, maybe this wouldn't be such a bad thing after all. "My name, if it pleases you, is Sentinel," he said, bowing. "I quite resent my original markings, for it reminds me of what happened to me a time ago."

As he was finishing, steps came from behind him, and he turned around and was greeted by a strange sight: a seemingly drunk pirate and a synthetic with a chain halberd. Perplexed, he offered a bow to Clockwork. Straightening, he begins to raise a plasma cannon but decides against it. "We are simply working to reach GEHENNA, just as you are. It would only be beneficial to all if we worked together to defeat such a seemingly powerful entity. So lower your weapon so we may continue with out mission."

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Neopolis - Upper City

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt

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Preston and Colt watch as Mosa disappears and reappears with what seems to be a bottle of liquor. "Yea, GEHENNA." Preston said. "What do- oh God, Mosa. What the hell is in that? Mustard gas? " Preston covers his nose and coughs, just as Mosa sat down and poured the liquor into three shot glasses. Colt picked up his shot, sniffed it and smiled. Preston grabbed a napkin and cleared out his nose, stuffing it inside his pocket and clearing his throat, picking up the shot glass as well. Whatever it was, it burned, and probably tasted the part. Preston preferred tequila, even though that was strong in itself, it had a clean and slightly sweet taste that this liquid death, from what he could guess, lacked. But he didn't complain. Not with words, at least.

The two sat and listened as Mosa explained his plan, and then smashed the bottle. As Mosa got up, Preston looked down at the dark liquor. Colt sniffs his drink again. "Do you think if I poured this on someones eye, it would melt? Fuck, you could probably light this shit on fire..." Colt mused. Preston was about to answer, but Mosa's arrival at the table with another bottle halted his tongue. Mosa finished telling the two the plan of action. Colt glared at Mosa, and Preston remained silent, as in though, then spoke. "It's worth a shot. I'm in." Colt however, didn't answer.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Neopolis - Lower City

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Byatis chuckled to himself as Keeton shot the rat from the ceiling. As the clearly drunken man called out to Sentinel, Byatis climbed a bit so that he was behind the new duo, while Sentinel was in front. He took note of this man's eye, the cutlass, and the hand cannon. Byatis figured that stealth now was out the window, and finally reveals himself to the ones present. There, behind Clockwork and Keeton stood a 9 foot tall monstrosity of a creature. He has slimy black skin with several dark colours of exoskeleton. His mane was full of writhing tentacles all of which led up to a face with a glowering six eyes, and mouth. Byatis's claws and talons even looked sharp to the touch. And, extended long behind him was a bony, spinal-like tail with a gruesome pincer appendage at the end. This thing, Byatis, was clearly not from any known planet in the Stratevarian galaxy. Byatis looked down at the duo, and Sentinel.

Khhehehe.." he chuckled, " I would listen to your...synthetic...friend! Picking fights in the Lower City is a really bad idea!" Byatis speaks in an oddly jolly tone, contrasting his horrific appearance. "And the other...synthetic... is right! Khehehe, we just want to fight GEHENNA as much as you do." Byatis smiled wider. "And trust me, GEHENNA's a colossal asshole!" Byatis finished talking, looking like he's holding in a bit of laughter.

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Keeton looks back in disgust. "Holy shit, that is a face only a mother could love. I've seen a lot of disgusting things, but you take the cake." Keeton aims his hand cannon at the creature's face. "However you are organic, and I could end your life before you could ever get the chance to devour me. I might be a drunk but you do not want to fuck with me monster."

Keeton withdraws his weapon and sheathes his blade after deactivating it. "So boys what you probably don't know is we don't have time for you guys to get your ass kicked by me and my partner here." Keeton motions a finger towards the ceiling. Motion and orders can be heard from the surface. "Dead s1de is coming for us and whatever is up there is not going to take very kindly to us being down here, killing their goons." A guard runs across the room and aims it's rifle at sentinel's blind side. Keeton, without looking towards the guard, aims his cannon and lands a direct hit into the heart of his victim. "So I guess a temporary alliance is in order if that's ok with you clockwork?"

Keeton extends his hand towards sentinel. "what do you say robot?"

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Neopolis - Upper City

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt

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"?!"

The Genesior visibly flinches at this choice of tactics. As Lekan strikes away at all her eyes, odd, beeping noises occur. She was about to release a full, concentrated blast through the floral pattern on her chest, but somehow...a combination of Lekan's ink and his prodding disrupts her focus, and she ends up blasting plasma beams from all of those eyes.

Lekan would've been thrown far and away from this attack. However, the disorganized, unfocused beams, coupled with the vice grip of his tentacles, means that Quin simply launches herself -and Lekan on top of her- from the building like a malfunctioning rocket. The bulletproof windows of the building shatters behind them, and tiny yellow particles trail behind the two, as they are hurled through the air with great speed, feeling the cold wind of Nebulon.

Below, the people of Nebulon praises their squid-like savior, and charges into the Orbital Elevator without restriction, towards their freedom. Quin, meanwhile, has a completely stoic and frozen expression a they are propelled through the air.

....As they keep flying and flying, Lekan catches sight of a strange building below....a strange building with a sign bearing a disturbing looking representation of a crocodillian head... and they are slowly plummeting towards that building...


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"Hahaha!! the Valkjan would make effective firebombs, yah!" Mosa proclaims, sitting down again, and pouring into his own shotglass. "Trust Mosa...I should know", and his face settles back into his natural crocodillian smile.

Mosa waits for the two to process what he said, sipping from his shotglass as he does.

"HAHAHAHAHA!", Mosa laughs boisterously and nods approvingly at Preston's comment...but then turns to Colt, still awaiting his response. However, before Colt could even answer, they hear a loud crash from above.....

....And a new skylight has been added to the restaurant, from which a strange squid and a bug-like woman falls - or rather, crashes - through. The two then obliterates another table on impact, causing dust and wooden splinters to be hurled into the air.Mosa looks on, speechless.

After a while, waiting for the smoke to clear, he finally finds his words, and simply says, quietly; "...I just cleaned that table...."

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Nebulon Under Forests

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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Gelon successfully catches the beam blade in his grip. However, before he can do anything else, it seems like Deunan already saw this coming, as the beam blade loses its straight shape, and turns into a long, glowing whip- one that coils around Gelon's whole body.

"Hah! You're not gonna dismiss me so easily!", Deunan claims. And with her beam whip, Deunan slams him over her head to the left, causing a loud thud and for Gelon to hit his back on the grass. Then, she pulls the whip up, with Gelon still in her grip, and slams him over her head to the right, causing him to faceplant on the grass. Picking up speed, she pulls again, and continues to slam three more times - left! right! left!

With the last slam, Gelon is released from the whip's grip and bounces off the ground, upon which Deunan delivers a flying kick. sending him towards one of the giant trees.

"Yes! magnifique"

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Lower City

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Nef Anyo Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Clockwork looks up slowly, scanning Byatis' entire size. "....You are one huge......thing.", he proclaims, unable to find better ways to express himself at the moment. He feels very strange...incapable of figuring out Byatis' genetic structure. That's no Beastmen....and it's too organic to be a synthetic...and he's definitely not human. Clockwork looks more human than he is, and he has pointy chin. There is only one word to describe him.....abomination.

Clockwork turns to Keeton, listening to him speak. "That seems like an agreeable course of action." He doesn't like what he's hearing above....


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Above, in the libraries. The Dark S1de thugs run around, wearing casual leather jackets and styling their hair like greasers from a world and a time long gone. They are aware that they have a group of aggressors incoming, and are prepared to defend their orbital elevator. Carrying around looted and outdated Galactic War era rifles, pistols, and vibro knives, they should just be mere cannon fodders for the four intruders.

On a control room overlooking the library, through a bulletproof window, a woman stands, with her hands on a large control panel, grimacing. At first, she appears to be a human with long black hair, blue, dull-looking eyes, and a simple light blue cardigan with a long, dark blue skirt. On closer inspection, her glowing eyes and the tentacles on the side of her head marks her as an Ishkavi using a human host.

One of the Dark S1de thugs approach her. "Megahertz! We've got intruders! They took out many of our men already! What should we do?!"

Megahertz narrows her eyes, and poutily replies, in a deep, nasally, oddly mature and highly expressive voice. "Geeze, this is what happens when nobody can keep their mouth shut. This is supposed to be a secret Orbital Elevator. Seeee-cret. Y'know? As in, only WE should know. Damn it."

The Dark S1de thug blinks twice, unsure of what to say.

She lets out a long, exaggerated sigh. "I'll break out the museum pieces, while you guys hold them off. Gimme a minute. Nobody's stealin' MY orbital elevator!", she says, and punches the control panel. The Dark S1de thug nods, and runs away to join his comrades. A loud alarm begins blaring in the library, audible even in the sewers.


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Meanwhile, Nef's apartment. As he prepares himself to leave, a knocking can he heard outside his door. It's only been five minutes or so since GEHENNA did his transmission. Who in the world could it be?

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Nebulon Under Forests

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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Gelon grabs the tree and watch Deunan "quite the trick you got there, but if you play it that way, it's fine by me" he said and drop to the ground and grab some dirt then he run up to Deunan but on the last moment it looked like he tripped but actually shit a small paralazing ddart and throw the dirt at her.

if the dart were to hit she couldn't move giving the more obvious dirt the time to hit her and temoraraly blind her

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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"Well! You did tell me not to hold back, old man!", Deunan claims, taking a step back and reforming her beam whip into its sword form. When Gelon appeared to have tripped, Deunan swings her sword down.... "GOT YOU!"

....But is instead struck with the paralyzing dart. "Weh!", and she flinches, allowing the dirt to hit her face and stagger her. "Gah!!" Deunan struggles to regain both her vision and footing, giving Gelon a chance to strike back.

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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Gelon takes her hand and throw her in the air then wack her in to the tree tops "still old missy?" He asked as he landed and analyze the area quickly 'used a lot of power time to go on full fist fight mode and only use power when needed' he thought and stay on his guard

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Lower City

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Sentinel takes everything in as it appears, quickly processing it and referencing it to another part of his systems. As Byatis reveals himself, Sentinel once again begins to become disoriented, but halts the process quickly. Staring down at the hand offered to him, Sentinel considers whether or not such a person would be beneficial to their goal. His goal, really. Certainly he was a good fighter, but an uncontrollable one by what he had seen so far. Avoiding a fight with others would be prudent for the moment as he had stated. If it did come to it, maybe this Byatis creature would aid him. Accepting the hand, he shakes it while nodding to Clockwork. He was an unknown. Did Clockwork side with K2? Problems for later.

"From what I found through the city systems, most of the enemies farther on will be no more than grunts, armed with older weapons. While this may be so, we should be cautious for quantity has its own quality. Farther in, they seem to have more advanced systems. I couldn't find anything relating to the sanctum, but we should assume it to be the most heavily guarded area. Shall we proceed?" he asked, activating his particle cannons.

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Byatis kept his jolly smile as Keeton spoke. Too be honest, Byatis tuned out the diatribe. He was fairly used to people calling him disgusting. The moment Keeton turned to shoot a random guard close by, and to address the group, Byatis's look immediately soured. H glared at the back of Keeton's head, rolling his eyes when Keeton 'suggested' that they team up. Like that wasn't already mentioned 3 times before. Every time Keeton's glance fell on Byatis, he looked jolly again. And sour when not.

"Shall we proceed?" Sentinel mentioned.

"Oh yes of course!" Byatis chimed in, and grinned happily. Suddenly, before Keeton could react, Byatis grabbed both of his arms and pushed Keeton into the sewer water. Stepping on his leg to keep him pinned a moment. "Let's make oh fearless drunkard go first!" With that, Byatis picked Keeton back up and pushed him to the front of the group. "Lead the way, short stack. Show us what yer made of! Khahaha!" Byatis cackled to his own amusement but at the same time, prepared himself for a lash back just in case. Byatis could not believe he agreed more with Sentinel, a synthetic, over a living being of the Stratevarian galaxy. It was perplexing to say the least. Byatis did not know quite yet what to make of Clockwork...

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Keeton shakes the robotic hand of the sentinel life form, but is interrupted and thrown into the sewer water. His mouth is filled with the revolting taste of feces and rotten food. "Let's make oh fearless drunkard go first!" Keeton hears from within the sludge.

His leg is finally released, and Keeton stumbles to his feet, dazed and enraged. His entire body trembles with rage and malice. He puts his finger on the trigger of his gun and the other hand on the grip of his blade. Keeton turns his body to take the shot but stops abruptly through it. Out of the corner of his eye he notices clockwork. Its hard to tell because of the whole robot thing, but it looked as if clockwork had "felt" pity. Keeton felt the tears coming, but forced them back down. There is no way he would cry in front of his crew. He takes a deep breath.

"I've tasted ever-clear worst then that sewage water." He chuckles lightly making sure to hide his real emotions towards the event. "Now you said you wanted a leader, so a leader i will be."His eyes burrow deep into Byatis's Fake smile, but like the creature, remains jolly on the outside. "The name is K2, you'll need to be remembering that, especially you." He says still staring the monster down. Keeton turns again focusing on not looking at clockwork. "Now lets get going, hopefully we can find this elevator and kill this monster by breakfast time. Ive got a bottle of rum with my name on it." He leads the group deeper into Dark S1de territory.

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Clockwork watches the entire scene, keeping quiet. While his robotic face, thanks to the six red dots and the yellow visor may look like that of an eternally grinning monster, is indeed expressionless, he shows his sympathy by glancing aside. Slowly, noticeably.

When he sees Keeton standing up and apparently shrugging off the humiliation, he chuckles, and does a half-joking, half-assed salute. "Right behind you, cap'n."

Eventually, they find themselves at the end of the sewers. And above....another grate, and a source of light. From there, they can see the Dark S1de soldiers fully prepared: a legion of at least fifty greaser-like men, with slicked back hair and leather jackets. Four heavy manned particle turrets, at the top of the library balconies. At least ten of those men carry electric stunstaffs for melee combat. Their weaponry may be outdated, and their experience seems to be lacking....but there's still a whole lot of them. Dozens of bookshelves decorate the room above, providing many potential cover for everyone involved. Several chandeliers hang by the ceilings, and most interestingly......a bulletproof window showing a room overlooking the entire library, high above and to the northside.

The library may have been burnt down 6 years ago, but it seems like the Dark S1de rebuilt it....if only partially. It's hard to tell from here, but practically most, if not all, of the books in the shelves are brown and ruined, or blackened and burnt. The bulletproof window seems to be the newest aspect of this library.

Clockwork braces himself, preparing for battle. "Time is ticking...tick, tock, tick, tock.", Clockwork whispers, tapping his foot playfully as he mimics the ticking of a clock.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Nebulon Under Forests

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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Halcyon raises an eyebrow and strokes his chin as he watches, paying particular attention to Gelon's form.

"....Mmmmpfffggggh.", Deunan groans as she is whacked face first on to the tree tops, before sliding down the three and faceplanting on the ground. "owwwh..you're good....", she struggles for a brief second, and then regains her footing.

Around him is the safe part of the forest, which makes sense, since this is where Halcyon and Deunan chose to camp. Only miles and miles of trees can be seen.

"...But I'm not done yet!" Deunan generates her beam sword again, and runs towards him. "Hyaaaaaaattt!", she pulls the sword back, and strikes Gelon on the chest with the pommel of the blade, and follows it up with a stronger, diagonal slash with enough force to push him back.

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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Gelon stops the diagonal slash by grabbing it and starts draining the sword "oh thank you for energy just what I need" he said as it got weaker with the second "don't think you will have a weapon for very long" he said with a big grin

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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Deunan stops, startled by Gelon draining the sword. But she's not going down so easily, so she gives her own grin. "I can still..."....and she delivers a double kick towards Gelon's chest Left! Right!. "KICK! HARD!" loud, and strong enough, to send him flying through the air. Deunan then shuts off her beam charger, and shrugs before unsheathing it. "You're not bad at all, old man...."

"...but I don't give up.", Deunan smirks. She runs towards him, and preferring to lose rather than surrender, she jumps...and delivers a flying dropkick, aimed at his stomach.

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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Gelon blocks her flying drop kick and hit her to the ground then pin her on the ground and hold her down "kick hard yes but not hard enough" he said and hold her arms tight and doesn't sit straight up but sits slightly arced towards her making her unable to grab him with her legs "so gonna tap out?"

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Lower City

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Continuing with the others as they assemble below the grate, he analyzes the room above them. From what he can see, most of the thugs are entrenched. This advantage is off-set by their outdated weapons, however. And the fact they don't expect enemies to be popping out of a grate in the ground. Glancing around at the others, he states, "I shall enter first. My armor should be able to resist their shots for a time and I can cover you with my guns. Be quick, we don't know what lost time will bring us." Turning his head back towards the floor, he crouched and turned off the safety switches on his particle cannons. Activating his servomotors, he blasted up through the ground and began taking shots at the nearest enemies with one arm while the other shot at those farther back to suppress them. Landing, he began backing up, avoiding shooting over the hole in the floor so the others could exit.

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Byatis stood and listened to Sentinel, not being opposed to him going first. Fooling around with Keeton put Byatis in a good mood, which was always great for him during a hunt. He watched as Sentinel jumped up and out of the sewer, guns ablazing. Byatis could hear the shots hitting others as the screams echoed in the sewer. He turned to the duo left over. "Ssssee you on the flipside." Byatis's grin was the last thing Clock and Keeton could see before Byatis activated his natural camouflage. He crawled onto the ceiling and into the grate to the battlefield above. Quickly, Byatis made powerful leaps to the leftmost edge of the battlefield, lucky that their outdated tech couldn't locate him just yet. Byatis quickly went to work and started stabbing Dark S1de members in the back with his claws and his mandibled tail. He particular focused on those who were directly shooting at Sentinel.

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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A loud bang and a powerful steam emerges as Sentinel bursts through the floor and reveals himself. The thugs turns to see the source of the noise..but are too slow.

"What the-?!"
"GAH!!"

Sentinel successfully eliminated enemies on both his front and back in the blink of an eye. Corpses with singed holes in their chest are thrown back from the impact. The Dark S1de thugs scramble for their counterattack. Kinetic bullets and particle blasts begin blazing through the air, lighting up the burnt down library with a stream of colorful blasts.

Sentinel's thick armor protects him well against the outdated tech. The thugs widen their eyes in terror as they watch their outdated kinetic bullets bounce off his armor like nothing. "Shiiit!!!!"

The Dark S1de on the balconies fall to Byatis' invisible maulings. The sound of crunching bones, spurting blood, and death screams accompanies his attacks like a perfect symphony of death.

"Huh?! How did- AGGGGGH!", A Dark S1de member lets the mysterious death of his comrade distract him, allowing Byatis to kill him without breaking a sweat.

Clockwork turns to Keeton, and pats his shoulder. "Good luck, 'Cap'n'." And with that, he takes a step back, and activates his chainsaw halberd, letting its roar be heard through the air, as he turns on his jet and tasset boosters to fly up. Once he arrives in the surface, he immediately does a 360 degree spin in the air, while at the same time rotating his spear to act as a makeshift shield, deflecting the bullets thrown to him; particle or kinetic, with ease, before zipping away.

If Sentinel is a walking turret and Byatis a sneaking predator, then Clockwork would be an agile wasp, his boosters breathing out blue flames as he zig zags through the battlefield, twirling and spinning his spear to deflect all attacks directed his way. Once he gets close enough to one of the gun-wielding thugs, he slashes his chest, then stabs him through the head, before spinning his own body 180 degrees and hurling the corpse to another thug. Not wasting another second, he immediately dashes, passing by Sentinel, and stabs a careless electrostaff wielding thug who attempted to run and hit him from behind. The chainsaw lets out a deafening roar as it tears through his chest.

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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It's a dream come true. Keeton is fighting among comrades against an opposing force, and he was captain of the team. He had made his first friend a sentient being known as Clockwork. And Byatis had made his adrenaline start pumping. He was ready for a fight. Truly a great day for a "pirate".

Keeton jumps out of the grate, moving towards cover. "Hoist the main sails! Ready the cannons" He screams, blindly firing from his position behind a shelf. A giant smile can be seen on the drunkards face, and he cant help himself from hysterically laughing as he cuts down the enemy. Keeton pulls a makeshift molotov and a lighter sporting a jolly roger. He lights the rag stuffed into the bottle. "FIRE IN THE HOLE!"

Keeton had thrown the bottle directly on target. He watched as his enemies screamed and pleaded for mercy. "Guys!" He tries in failure to get the groups attention. His vision starts to become blurry and distorted. "I think I had to much to dr-"

Then everything was black... Keeton, like many times before, had fallen unconscious.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Nebulon Under Forests

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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Deunan lets out a yelp as Gelon traps her. "Ow!" She proceeds to struggle and squirm a bit, before eventually tapping the ground. "Okay, okay! time out, old man!...you win."

Halcyon chuckles, and claps. "Good fight, good fight...." Deunan pouts a little at her loss, but she doesn't seem to mind too much. In fact, she and Halcyon even gave him a little present: a lunch box filled with delicious Nebulon fish and chips. Even from the window of the box, Gelon can already feel the incoming deliciousness from its rich, golden color.

"Take it. You've earned it.", Deunan smirks a little.

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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Gelon smiled as he got the box and ruffle Deunan's hair a bit "you gave me a good fight there" he said and put the lunch box in the pocket of his jacket then pulled out a different. Box and placed it down by the sleepingrols they had "my camping gear it can house us three but it you can't stand in it" he said and let the tent build itself "so tell me who teached you those moves? They are effective with the right skill and knowledge" he said and stretched "what time is it? My clock got busted by a plant"

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Lower City

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Covering as the others popped out of the floor, he began advancing towards the enemy lines when K2 emerged. While the bullets could not pierce his armor, it was nevertheless an annoyance that he would have to deal with. Particle cannons swiftly and accurately eliminating the grunts as they emerged foolishly from cover, Sentinel took notice as men began suddenly dropping dead, bloody holes gaping on their backs. Byatis must be at work. As Clockwork darted around eliminating others, Sentinel watched as the Molotov flew past him to land in a crash in a group of enemies. Engulfed in flames, they began screaming in agony.

As the fight was dying down, Sentinel noticed an acute lack of chatter. Glancing behind him for a moment, he found that K2 was nowhere to be seen. Turning around, he darted to where he had last heard K2's yell and found the man on the floor, apparently unconscious. Checking for a pulse, he nodded and grabbed the man. Activating the magnetic strips on his back, he attached K2 there before turning back to the fight. No sense in losing an ally before the fight had already started. As the last few thugs fell, Sentinel began looking for another entrance that would lead to the room above them. Spotting a set of stairs, he began advancing upwards cautiously in case there was any resistance left.

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Deunan closes her eyes and giggles cheekily as Gelon ruffled her hair. "Hehehe, that's right, praise me, praise me!"

Halcyon and Deunan watches Gelon's tent build itself. The old man chuckles at the sight, "Heh...kids these days and their fancy autocrafts....least we won't have to place the bedrolls out in the open, I suppose."

Deunan folds her arms and has a proud smile on her. "Hehe...the kicks are taught by Halcyon here! Old Cat knows some good moves!", she says with a joking tone. "The beam sword whip thing is my idea though.Just....", Deunan lower her voice and gives a playful grin, before placing two fingers in front of her lips. "Just don't tell my dad~"

Halcyon checks his pocket and takes out a pocketwatch. "Tis 1 AM. Probably best you both get to sleep. Too dangerous wandering these woods at this time of the night. Wait till tomorrow." Halcyon pauses and smirks at Gelon. "Even for you."

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Clockwork turned to look at K2 when he yelled. "K2!", he shouted, a milisecond after stabbing yet another thug through one of the massive bookshelves, scattering torn paper and blood everywhere. When he sees Sentinel grabbing Keeton though, he chuckles and sighs with relief.....before barely holding back a cackle when he realized how comical Keeton was.

The last of the thugs are either gunned down, stabbed through, slashed apart, or burnt down in no time. K2's molotov left behind a rising and growing fire behind the foursome. Clockwork looks at where Sentinel is going, at the same time scanning the area for any remaining stragglers....

...But it was not mere stragglers they find.

Without warning, the walls right to Sentinel are blown apart with a massive explosive force. Debris and rubble are scattered, and smoke briefly hides the attacker. However, as the smoke thins, they can hear.....the sound of wheels. Moving through the ruined floor, and with them, two large silhouettes.

"!" Clockwork reenters his battle stance, bending his knees and twirling his spear once, his still-warm boosters letting out jet exhaust.

Mighty, powerful roars from engines are soon heard, and two large, yet compact and agile looking tanks leap out of the wall with the speed of a race car, one of them jumping over Sentinel's head, and landing on the other side of the library with a mighty thud...with its cannon aimed at the balcony, seemingly having detected Byatis,with the other leaping right in front of the stairway, and turning its cannon to face Sentinel and K2.

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Gunsevers. Automated Napishtim Gears used in the Galactic War by the Federation. These weapons of war are not to be underestimated. While their AI may not be as advanced as Sentinel and Clocwork......it's more than enough to get the job done. Seems like these Ivory Rooks are the last line of defense in the Dark S1de base.

"HAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHA!!!!", a loud,maniacal laughter can be heard over a loudspeaker. "Think you can just waltz in and take my orbital elevator?!"

A whirring noise can be heard from the Gunsevers' barrels. While reasonably compact, they are still taller than Keeton and the synthetics, and at least twice as long, from the tip of their barrels to their rear.

"THINK AGAIN!"

Clockwork turns, and heads towards the Gunsever aiming at Byatis. The green single eye on its main camera glowing, it fires a powerful artillery shell towards him, while at the same time firing at Clockwork with its turrets. Clockwork hastily deflects the shots with his spinning spear, but is forced to retreat behind a pillar, for he won't be able to block such powerful repeating shots up close.

The second Gunsever wastes no time in firing a green, glowing particle blast towards Sentinel, the force of the recoil powerful enough to send the compact tank tumbling back slightly.

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Covered by the dying sounds of fighting down below, Sentinel did not realize the tanks were there before they burst through the wall next to him. Knocked down by the chunks of debris flying from the wall, Sentinel rolled to the railing on the stairs. Spotting the tank landing at the bottom of the stairwell, Sentinel began to stand, dust shaking off of his body. Crouching, Sentinel watched as the barrel begins to whir loudly. The cease of the whir was all the warning he got as his legs explode upwards, propelling him above the shell. The turrets began firing at him, taking glancing shots on his armor. With enough fire, the turrets could overwhelm him.

A sense of fear overcomes his systems, fear over his own death and that of K2 on his back. Collapsing, Sentinel falls like a doll to the floor. The unexpected motion causes the turrets to miss, but they quickly reorient. Scrambling to rework his processor, Sentinel managed to turn around just as the main cannon began to spin up again. Pounded mercilessly by the small turrets, Sentinel raised his particle cannons and begins firing at the barrels, hoping to destroy the things before they cause damage.

Backing up the stairs while doing so, he spotted Clockwork taking cover behind a pillar in the library. These things would be a pain to deal with if they kept this up for much longer. Rolling onto the upper level as a cannon shot obliterated the wall where he was standing, Sentinel detached K2 and lay him behind a shabby desk. No distractions. Turning back, he unsheathed the blades on his cannons and jumped up in the air, landing on the Gunsever, stabbing repeatedly at anything vulnerable with one blade while trying to hack open one of the missile tubes on the tank.

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Byatis let out an otherworldly shriek as the two Gensever's burst through the walls. He furrowed his brow as one aimed right for his general direction. Quickly, Byatis leaps out of the way of the main blast, but is caught off-guard by the shockwave and is flung back to the ground floor, crashing into a bookcase. His camouflage dissipates as he's pelted by shrapnel and wood splinters. Byatis got up to his feet quickly and shook his head to get the wringing sounds away. He stayed behind the cover of the bookcase and glanced over to Clockwork with four eyes, keeping his main two on the enemy. "Hey synthetic! Do you think the phallic tanks are compensation for something? Ahaha!" As Byatis cracked the joke, pores on his forearms secreted a liquid that quickly coated his sharp claws.

Suddenly, with a powerful leap, Byatis leaps onto the Gunsever's tank barrel and digs his claws into the turrets. Normally, an organic creature wouldn't do much, but the secretion on his claws gave them a potent corrosive effect which weakened the metal under Byatis's claws. He hoped Clockwork would take the hint to cover him.

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Sentinel's particle blasts demolish the right turret off its placement, the metal piece hurled through the air, far, and away, and while he failed to destroy the other turret, the power of Sentinel's energy weapons were enough to momentarily stun the entire tank, allowing him to place K2 in a safe location.

As Sentinel turns to face the second Gunsever again, it lets out a ferocious 'roar' from its revving engines, and charges towards him, allowing the jumping Sentinel to easily land on top, and causing the tank to smash onto more of the wall, creating more collateral damage to the poor building. The entire machine shakes chaotically, with Gunsever rotating its main cannon-bearing upper half violently in an attempt to throw Sentinel off balance. With his blades, however, he successfully stabs through and disables the main camera, as well as the joint connecting the tank barrel to the tank upper half, causing violent electrical noises and buzzes to be heard, and the main cannon to swing up and down uncontrollably. The Gunsever, however, is not done yet. Sentinel hears a low hum, and the dome-like extension on the back of its upper half, the signo-jammer, lets out a brief but powerful EMP burst, powerful enough to stagger him.

Having temporarily stunned Sentinel, Gunsever spins once again 360 degrees on its axis, hurling Sentinel off itself. And while its main camera have been disabled, the ones beside its MLRS pods are still active......and they catch sight of Sentinel. A heavy click is heard, and Gunsever drives back while simultaneously fires six of its missiles at Sentinel, all of them almost simultaneously, accompanied by a loud, flamboyant sound exactly like those of fireworks.

Clockwork, still behind the cover of the pillar, leans slightly to peek at the sight of Gunsever firing suppressing shots from its turrets against Byatis; which are blocked by the massive bookcases, though they are rapidly falling apart as it is. He replies, in his usual jolly tone, while preparing to dash, "I think having two of them makes it an OVER compensation! Hahahahahaha!"

Clockwork's yellow visor flashes, and he speeds away from the pillars and towards the first Gunsever. The sound of his jet boosters attract the attention of the Gunsever's turrets immediately. Clockwork successfully deflects most of the bullets with his spinning spear, some of them reflected back towards the turrets. Once he gets close, he leaps and spins in the air like a circus acrobat, before dive kicking the left turret, crushing it under his heels. Spotting Byatis preparing to leap at the corner of his visor, Clockwork twists his upper body, and runs through the main camera with his spear. "HAH!!", shattering it and momentarily stunning it, giving Byatis just enough time to land on the tank's barrel.

The Gunsever staggers upon Clockwork's assault of its main camera, and smokes violently from its rapidly degenerating barrel thanks to Byatis. The metal's color changes from its heroic white color to a rusted brown quickly, threatening to fall apart very soon. Clockwork tears out the halberd from the main camera's socket, but before he can do anything else, the Gunsever suddenly drives forward, causing him to stumble, and forcing him to dig his heels deeper to hold on. The Gunsever shakes its main cannon wildly in an attempt to shake Byatis off, the rough play only hastening the barrel's corrossion.

Clocwork looks forward. One can almost hear the "!" beeping in his mind. "Bookcase alert!", he exclaims. The Gunsever, in an attempt to get Byatis and Clockwork off, charges towards the massive bookcases, its speed and momentum enough to tear through it..with the debris falling on the two.

It keeps driving. Tearing through one! Two!! Three!!! bookcases. A rain of torn paper, heavy wood, and sharp splinters fall upon the two, with Clockwork barely holding on as the tank continues driving through more and more bookcases, slowly destroying what's left of the library.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Neopolis - Upper City

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Preston and Colt immediately stood up at the loud crash of something smashing through the roof Mosa's restaurant, taking out a table with it. Both drew their handguns and circled around the tables, giving them a good degree of distance and cover, should whatever the object be, turn out to be hostile. Colt crouched down a bit, and signaled for Preston to move in closer. Preston nodded in acknowledgement, moving ever so closer with his gun trained on the table, or where the table used to be. When the smoke and dust finally cleared, Preston could make out the object, which it turns out, wasn't JUST an object. It turned out that what had crashed were two bodies, but none that he had ever seen before. From what he could make out, the first figure appeared to be some sort of squid, the second some sort of humanoid bug. Colt, getting a clear visual as well, moved in closer, cocking the hammer back on his revolver, pressing the muzzle against the bug's head. "Get the fuck up or I'll fucking blow your brains out," Colt hissed at the two. "Slowly."

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Gelon push Halcyon softly "I know that but this isn't my first time down here my fuzzy friend and it counts for you as well. you Aren't safe out here as well and this little toy is old but the important part is that it keeps us safe" Gelon said and head to the tent "come on Deunan time to hit the haai"

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Halcyon chuckles, and looks at Gelon, smirking. "Well, of course. I'm old, after all. I need my comfy, indoor naps."

Deunan nods and gets up. "Right behind you, old man!" Halcyon also gets up to follow them, taking a moment to take a look at the moons above, before joining them in their comfortable night sleep.

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Morning eventually comes. The birds chirp, the leaves rustle. Through the tent, they can feel the warm sunlight. Deunan groans in her sleep. Her untied hair looks completely unkempt and messy, all over her face as she lays on the bedroll. Halcyon is already up and about outside, tidying things up to prepare on their return journey.

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Gelon headed into the tent and ruffle Deunan's hair again before laying down

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Gelon wakes up at the same time Halcyon did and got a syringe from his jacket and pull the cap off then he injected himself "a fresh dose of nanobots" he said and once the syringe was empty he pulled I out and put the cap back on and put it in his jacket and help Halcyon tidy up "so tell me Halcyon, how did you get that scar?" He asked curious and hear Deunan groan "hehe looks like our princes is awake"

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Lekan was aching all over from that landing, even though the Genesior took most of the impact. He could feel her breathing, so he knew that she was still alive despite the two of them being flung into the stratosphere. He was still alive too, which came as a surprise to him more than anything else.

However, there was little joy in this revelation once Lekan noticed that there were people pointing guns at both himself and the Genesior, shouting threats at them. In the blink of an eye the room filled with inky black smoke as Lekan darted under the nearest intact table, dragging the Genesior with him.

When the smoke finally cleared, the building's occupants would have been able to see the Ondari cowering under one of the tables, holding onto the insectoid woman they had at gunpoint mere moments ago.

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Hearing the knock on his door immediately made Nef's blood run cold. He rarely recieved visitors.

Slowly yet decisively, he walked over to the front door of his apartment, unfortunately lacking a peephole, and opened it, staring out.

Standing in the doorway was Daedalus.

Nef knew him well; an old friend who he had encountered while hunting after some forgotten criminal's son that a rival gang wanted dead for whatever reason. Daedalus had been the gang's engineer and had provided Nef with the equipment, and the two had made some conversation before and after Nef actually hunted the kid. In time, Nef had to leave, but not before telling Daedalus to contact him should he find a good score; he was also getting interested in the bounty hunting business and needed a partner. Nef himself already had DURANDAL-1707, his stealth ship's AI control system, but another hand was always appreciated.

And now, Daedalus was holding the mightiest of all weapons Nef had ever seen.

"Nef, I have a proposition for our first little hunt."

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Effectively destroying the turret by damaging the barrel system, Sentinel is stunned when an EMP blast is emitted from the tank. Not expecting this, his systems are overwhelmed and he is unable to react to anything. Including the barrel that smashes into him, flinging him away from the tank and onto the ground. Stunned, he works frantically with whatever processes are left to reboot himself. It is too little too late. Realizing he is defenseless, Sentinel focuses on reconstructing his kinetic manipulation device first. Rewiring the last piece, he is able to let off a telekinetic wave that shoves away the missiles.

All of the missiles expect one. Passing through the dissipating wave, it struck his armor on the chest. While an older construct and not designed to pierce his armor, it is nevertheless a missile. The shockwave pins him to the ground momentarily. A hole gapes in his chest, revealing the last layer of armor, which is itself dented. With damage this severe, Sentinel thinks, it would be easy for anyone sufficiently trained to eliminate me. Scrambling back to the upper level, he hides behind a shelf. Using one of the cannons to cover up the chest wound, he begins firing at the tank while scrambling around the balcony, always making sure to keep some sort of cover between him and the vehicle.

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Byatis cackled as he dug his claws into the tank barrel, luckily this provided him plenty grip when the tank flailed around in an attempt to shove him off. He stopped laughing when Clockwork called out. Byatis looked forward at the incoming bookcase. "EK!" he exclaimed before releasing his claws from the already ruined barrel and climbed behind the Gunsever so the impact would be minimal on himself, while still being able to hold on. His new grab holes on the Gunsever also melt with Byatis's corrosive claws. He cringed as he braced for impact.

Several large wooden splinters once more pelted Byatis's flesh, only a few actually tearing flesh. Nothing substantial though, but black blood was drawn. Byatis looked towards the barrel and was pleased to see the recklessness of the Gunsever finished the job on killing the barrel. Quickly, Byatis dug his claws into the cockpit of the Gunsever hoping to corrode it's main AI. He needed these things gone quick or the elevator could take bad damage.

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"Keeton, wake up son." The voice of the man drifts Keeton back into consciousness. He opens only the left, but is shocked when he discovers his right eye is still operational. Keeton frantically looks around the room as to where he is presently located. His vision is blurry and can not make out the character in front of him.

"Keeton, they are coming for me my boy." That voice it is so familiar, it's almost soothing to hear. "Keeton this is my gift to you, I have stashed it on the ship. When you escape make sure to grab it and always keep it with you. No one must know you have it." The figure leans forward and kisses him on the forehead. "I love you like my own. I know one day you will make this old man proud." Yelling can be heard from down the hall, the sound is approaching the room rapidly.

His vision finally focuses, Keeton can't believe what he is seeing. "Old man?!" Keeton tries to muster, but there is only silence. It is as if he was not in control of his own body. "You once asked if we had a crows nest." The man chuckles heartily. "You were so disappointed when i told you we didn't, but you were astounded by the observatory room. Be strong, and never give in Keeton."

Keeton knew what came next. The mob busting the door open, and slitting his mentor's throat . Keeton also remembered how bad it hurt when he was knocked unconci-

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Halcyon looks at Gelon as he walked out of the tent and went over to help him out. "Ah. Gelon. Thank you...."

He kneels down, tying up a large sack, and smiles at Gelon's question. "It was in one of the battles at Dagojouiise, during the Great War....it feels long now....though not so long. I remembered facing up against this masked Federation Elite and his acid blaster. I took his life.....and he took half my face. Seems like a fair deal", he chuckled. He doesn't seem to mind this loss all that much. Or perhaps he did, but no longer. Ten years is a long time to recover.

Deunan walks out of the tent after Gelon and Halcyon nearly finished up tidying. She still looks sleepy and disheveled, and while rubbing her eyes, she mumbled, "Morning...."

Halcyon looks at her, and smiles. "Took you long enough kiddo. You take care of Gelon's tent."

Almost instantly, she woke up, shooking her head, and turning around to look at the tent. "Haaaah? shouldn't it, like, fold itself or somethingggggg?"

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Upper City

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Mosa turned to Colt, and raised his right hand in a calming gesture. "Whoa! Colt!! Eaaaaasy pea-" Out of nowhere, he was interrupted by the sudden explosion of inky black smoke.

The Genesior lays, dazed from the impact of the crash. She barely registered her surroundings, and when she finally came to, she found herself under the table, Lekan's tentacles still all over her.

"WHAT THE?!", Mosa was caught off guard by Lekan's ink expulsion, and shook his head while clawing at the air. "BAH!!" He is audibly annoyed by the sight and smell of the smoke.

After the smoke cleared, Mosa looked around, eventually finding Lekan's bright blue tentacles conspicusouly under the wooden table. He then turned to look at the Genesior next to the space squid, who blinked twice. Mosa raised an eyebrow, and holds a hand up again, steadying the trigger happy Colt. "Wait....", before walking over.

The Genesior didn't need to look around. Her many eyes did the job for her. When she finally put together what just happened, she slowly turned to face Lekan...and very subtly widened her eyes.

Lekan heard a creak, as Mosa gently pushed up the table, and towered over the two with his enormous and imposing, stout crocodillian body. When he noticed the Genesior, he flashes a toothy grin. "HEEEYYY! QUIN OLD COMRADE!"

Quin Veta looked at Mosa. She stayed quiet for a few seconds, before replying monotonely and simply, "...Mosa."

Mosa turned to face Colt and Preston again. "IS OKAY! Is Okay! Quin was an old enemy! Ex-Federation, just like Preston! Now we are friends, yes?"

Quin stands up, grabbing Lekan and pulling him off of her, before holding him up like a piggy bank. Despite Lekan's main body being significantly larger than hers, she can hold him up well with the mandibles on her arm arm cannons. Without looking away from Lekan, Quin, again, simply replied, "Yes."

Mosa looked at Lekan, and raised an eyebrow, while saying, "...Who is that?"

Quin seems to have the same question in her mind. And eyes. Lekan can feel all her eyes focusing on him. Suddenly, she raised him over her head, turned him upside down, and began shooking him roughly.

"?!" Even Mosa, someone who apparently knew her, seems baffled by this course of action. He can only turn to look at Preston and Colt with a puzzled look on his face.

Unsatisfied, Quin then put Lekan on the ground, and began grabbing, feeling, and looking over each of his tentacles, like a jeweler appraising her diamonds.

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"Go get this, go get that, fetch me this..." James spoke to himself with a slight tinge of annoyance in his voice as he walked out of the store, his hands full of bags filled to the top. Mosa always made him the errand boy, something he greatly detested since it was always such a dull task to complete. "I bet Mosa shoves all this food down his pie-hole and uses what's left for the diner." He was kidding of course, but it still didn't erase the fact that he was sent out almost daily to pick up large amounts food and supplies. Still, Mosa was a good friend and also the man who wrote his paycheck, so he couldn't complain too much.

As he walked out of the store, James froze suddenly in confusion; people were running all around screaming as if the world was about to end. He tried to stop a few of the delirious beings running past him but to no avail. Figuring something terrible was happening, James began to run back to the diner, hoping his brother, Colt, or Mosa would have an explanation for all the chaos and confusion. After what seemed like an eternity of shoving and jumping over people, James finally reached Mosa's diner and ran into the front door, nearly breaking it down in the process.

"Mosa, I'm back from your glorious adventure you sent me on! But could you please tell me why-" He froze. In the view in front of him was Preston and Colt aiming their guns at a bug-plant looking lady and some weird looking squid man. Dropping all the bags he had in his arms, James quickly grabs his rifle and shoulders it, wanting to join in on all the action unfolding. However, before he could fire, Mosa stopped the two and revealed the lady to be a friend. Shrugging, he readjusts him aim only at the squid.

"We having Calamari this time?" He asked.

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"nope old model so you need to 'break' it down I hope you paid attention when it unfolded, otherwise you are up for an annoying tent" Gelon said and check his sample box and the samples "well they look good" he said before watch Halcyon again "yeah seems fair enough just like with my arm, took out 6 and paid with my arm, hehe at the start I was hard to adjust to but now I can't image my life without it, well I can but he it's hand, only down side being that I need to inject myself each day with nanobots to prevent rejection from my body" he said and watch Deunan

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Lower City

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The Second Gunsever did not expect Sentinel's telekinetic counterattack. It was preparing to run him over...which only let it receive a face full of the repelled missiles, staggering and stopping it in its tracks, giving Sentinel a brief chance to scramble. Almost immediately, though, the tank recovered, and even though he permanently destroyed its right turret, the left turret is still active. The 360 degree turret tracks Sentinel, ripping apart his cover as he continued moving. Without a cover of its own, though, the Gunsever tanked Sentinel's blast repeatedly, while driving backwards to keep up with the moving Sentinel. The first particle blast from Sentinel shook the Gunsever. The second one hit it in the left MLRS pods, denting it severely. The Gunsever ran over a sofa as it continue driving to pursue Sentinel. Eventually, the third blast hits its upper half, and a loud, clattering noise is heard. The entire tank recoiled greatly from that third shot, pushed back to smash a medium-sized bookcase, causing a torrent of burnt and ruined books to fall on top of it. Smoke rises from the machine.

Has Sentinel won?

The sound of shifting machinery.

Nope.

The Gunsever "splits" apart; its missile pods swinging upwards, revealing a pair of shoulders, with the turret mounts behind it swinging forwards, and revealing a pair of powerful looking, metallic hands, which smash onto the floor to push the transforming machine up. The wheel mounts reveal themselves to be legs. The main cannon folds and the signo jammer swings forward, and the Gunsever's "True" form reveals itself:

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The Napishtim Gear's blue visor flashed as it turned towards Sentinel. With its wheel-mounting legs, it skates across the library, raising its left arm, with the still active left turret, and firing away with more mobility and accuracy. At the same time, the vulcans mounted on the Gunsever's head fires, and its right hand reaches on its bacpack, previously the tank form's upper half, to draw a previously unseen large beam rifle....which it also aims at Sentinel.

A barrage of repeating mega particle beam is hurled towards the wounded synthetic warrior, complemented with the kinetic rounds from the left turret arm and the head vulcan. The Gunsever's wheel-legs also now allow it to not only tank Sentinel's attacks, but also dodge and evade with greater finese and agility. It's like a completely different machine now, trading durability for agility and sheer firepower.



Unfortunately, before Byatis' corrossive claws could work through the many layers of thick armor and reach the AI core, the first Gunsever also decided to take this time to transform. Accompanied by a series of mechanical whirrings and shiftings, the entire machine suddenly stood up, and revealed a pair of hands, feet, and a head. Clockwork still held on to the large Gear as it transformed, but this only gave it the perfect opportunity to grab the two of them with its newfound hands. Pulling them from its own body as it sped through the library on its now leg-mounted wheels, it holds both Byatis and Clockwork up, before smashing them onto each other like a pair of rocks.

Clockwork looks at Byatis as they get closer and closer. "OH FU-", he tried to exclaim, only to reveal a face full of Byatis.

The transformed Gunsever then quickly hurls the two of them through the air, before raising its right arm and firing the turret still active there to fire at the two in a sweeping motion. Clockwork's relatively thin armor is riddled with the bullets, loud, metallic noises can be heard as they are pierced, with the bullets audibly ricocheting inside the purple synthetic's armor, before he eventually dropped to the ground, and immediately grabnbed an overturned bookshelf and dragged himself to hide behind it and recover.

Loud beepings can be heard from Clockwork's body, followed by a rising smoke and electrical sparkings. "Damnit...!", he whispered in frustation. He's still got some life in him yet, despite taking a full barrage of the powerful bullets up close....but he can't afford to make any careless moves. He peeks from the bookcase, holding tight to his spear and looking for Byatis between the burnt books.

The first Gunsever screeches to a halt. Behind it is a dead end, only the massive, thick walls are there. Nowhere to run. Its Crude AI realized this. It right arm stopped firing the turrets.....and instead reached for its backpack, from which a strange, cylindrical object popped out. A buzzing, sparking sound is heard, and a bright green, ferocious looking beam slasher emerges from the cylinder. The Gunsever raises its left arm, and, with a jerky, primitive motion that made it look like a clay animated doll, it moved its whole hand towards itself to perform a "Bring it" taunting gesture.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Neopolis - Upper City

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James

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Preston lowered his weapon for a moment, rethinking the situation. Mosa knew Quin as a friend, and that was now fact. However, he said nothing about the squid-like being, and to him, was a potential hostile. As Preston prepared to speak, the sudden movement of Quin picking up Lekan made Preston and Colt exchange quick, confused glances with Mosa, followed by the two of them raising their guns again, despite Quin lowering Lekan down a moment later. "You sure know some fucking weird people, Mosa," Colt said as he glanced at Quin, "but you don't know HIM," Colt adjusted his aim to Lekan, with Preston doing the same. At that moment, Colt's ears perked up at the sound of James entering the restaurant. "Just in time, James," Colt narrowed his eyes and smiled. Preston looked over to his brother, who he just noticed was standing next to him with his rifle drawn. "Glad to see your back, James. Maybe you could help us figure out who our second guest is."

It must have been an odd scene to see; two humans and a mouse holding a squid a gunpoint, while a bug and an alligator stood by and watched.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Neopolis - Lower City

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Realizing that the tank is transforming into something more mobile, Sentinel decides to begin moving around the upper level even faster than before, taking large bounds between cases and firing in between. If he was hit by that barrage, it would be the end of him. Realizing that with the added mobility he wouldn't be able to disable the tank, Sentinel takes a different path. While dashing, he diverts much of his power supply to the telekinetic module installed. While still not fully developed, it was the only way that Sentinel would be able to deal with the Gunsever now.

Landing behind a small protrusion in the wall, he stops and watches as the barrage continues forward. Immediately turning once he is hidden, he pops out from the side he first emerged from. Lifting both particle cannons, he launches himself into the air towards the Gunsever, shooting rapid-fire at the tank's "head". Blasting a telekinetic push at the Gunsever's legs to trip it, he lands on the thing's back and unleashes the full power of the module as a blast into the body, hoping to destroy in one quick move. As a back-up, Sentinel unsheathed the blades and lunged towards the head, hoping to stab through the connection and destroy the systems inside.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Neopolis - Upper City

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James

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As time went on, fear subsided as the large, threatening-looking Beastman turned out to be friendly. Well, friendly to the Genesior who had lost interest in trying to kill Lekan, which was close enough. The human and the smaller Beastman remained unconvinced though. He was a little startled when Quin picked him up and shook him a bit, but when she placed him on the ground and started frisking him he realised it was more out of curiosity than anything else.

He had ten tentacles in all, two of which were longer than the others and seemed to serve as the main pair of arms. Quin's searching revealed that they were squishy, pliant flesh through and through. No trace of cybernetics could be felt underneath the skin. Lekan couldn't help but squirm a little, as the Genesior's hand-like appendages were tickling him.

At that point, another human had entered the room, evidently familiar to the others. Said human then proceeded to make a comment that could have been regarded by certain individuals present as... somewhat tactless.

"I am not food, and I am not an enemy!" Lekan protested indignantly. All eyes (and quite a few guns) were on him, and it was making him nervous. Explaining himself was the best thing to do right now.

"My name is Lekan, and judging by the looks on your faces I'm going to assume none of you have seen an Ondari before." It didn't come as much of a surprise to him, really. Although Ondari were present on several major worlds and star systems these days, they usually stayed within their own isolated communities. "I was following the crowds to one of the orbital elevators hoping to get off-world as soon as possible when this woman here opened fire on me. I had to defend myself, obviously, and... I'm not entirely sure what happened next, but we've somehow... ended up... here... I'm sorry about the roof," he finished meekly.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Neopolis - Lower City

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Byatis wretched at being smashed into Clockwork, his pointy armour jabbed at his flesh. He didn't care if his corrosive claws came into contact or not. Before he could say anything, they were pelted with bullets. Clocked seem to take most of it but Byatis could feel several bullets pierce right through his flesh, feeling the exit wounds one after the other. Byatis quickly dropped to the floor behind another bookcase, but off to the side. He landed on his side and played dead. One eye opened and watched Clock, who was looking back at him. Byatis gave him a wink and lay limp. To the Gunsever's sensors, it would detect no heartbeat, Byatis never had one.

As the Gunsever activated its beam sword and walked toward Clockwork, Byatis had played dead long enough for his healing factor to at least close the wounds. The internal damage could wait. Byatis grinned as soon as he was out of the Gunsever's camera view. With this new form, its AI core was much easier to spot, and should have less armour plating. Byatis quickly got up and leaped using his powerful hind legs, and lands on the Gunsever's head. With a new coat of acid, Byatis screeches and stabs the head repeatedly.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Stratevaria Galaxy

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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(Fucking hell, I forgot to post the location when the page refreshed, we are in the lower city.)

Keeton opens his left eye, his head hurts and loud sounds can be heard throughout the room. He peeks over his cover just in time to see a mech smash Byatis and Sentinel together. Keeton is very confused at to what is happening. He tries to locate clockwork, to no avail. He then sees Byatis crawl over to shelter and collapse. Things are looking very bad, there are two mysterious mechs combatting a wounded sentinel, the abomination bleeding out on the floor, and he can't find Clockwork.

He reached for his holster, nothing, he must have left his gun where his old cover was. Keeton was helpless, and as of late he was the one jeprodizing the team. Keeton unsheathes his cutlass as it erupts with electrical energy. "It's my only chance..." he whispers to himself. If keeton could pierce through one of the war machines armor he could exaust the power charge to create an EMP taking down one of them. But after that Keeton would have drained all his shields and would be left completely vulnerable.

The sounds of the combat left him in sheer pain as his head felt like it would implode on itself, but Keeton struggles to his feet and prepares for his attack. At his current location he would not be able to effectively strike one down. So he did what any real sailor would do. He starts to climb to the top of the burning building.

The setting changes from Stratevaria Galaxy to Nebulon Under Forests

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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They can hear Deunan whine upon Gelon's explanation. "Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!" In spite of that, she took care of the tent obediently.

Halcyon lets out a simple "Hmmm" and a nod as he listened to Gelon's story, nodding once or twice.

Deunan fumbled and messed around with the tent for a while, but eventually, she folded it, and walked towards Gelon with an exaggerated pout. "Here!", she said as she shoves the folded tent into Gelon's arms. She kept that pout for a few seconds.....but eventually turned it into a playful smile.

"Let's go.", Halcyon stated, and he leads the three. "I know this forest like the back of my hand."

Under Halcyon's guide, they successfully navigate through the forest in a safe route. This way, they can enjoy the seminatural beauty of the Under Forests without the threat of being eaten, stabbed, strangled, poisoned, or crushed to death. The weather is particularly pleasant this time of the day...warm enough that they don't get cold, yet breezy enough that they don't sweat everywhere.

Eventually, they find the Skymobile police corps outpost...and the orbital elevator next to it. It had long been abandoned, with the Underforest vegetation growing over it, dark green vines and lime green mosses covering up green-ish gray metal walls. The trio walk up the stairs on the exterior of the outpost, and on top, is the cylindrical orbital elevator. While its clear color made it look like it was made of glass, the orbital elevator is actually incredibly sturdy. They can see an old, weathered NG-3 Gunsever transformable tank by the elevator's door. By the looks of it, this Gunsever seemed to have been guarding the orbital elevator for years...and successfully, at that.

Deunan looks up to gaze at the sheer size of the elevator - it stretches so far into the sky, they can't even see the top.

Halcyon turns to Gelon. "So I suppose this is where we part ways....you take the elevator to the space station, while me and Deunan get to the Upper City?"

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Upper City

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James

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Mosa casually waved and grinned at James as he entered the restaurant into the bizzarre scene. "JAMES!! Oh good, you got Mosa everything-", before he could finish his sentence, though, James raised his weapon, and Mosa once again raises his hand to calm him down. "Hey, HEY HEY!....No, Mosa don't like calamari much. Too smelly...." Mosa stayed silent for a bit, then turned to Lekan with the biggest grin he's ever seen. "..Unless you fry them, of course."

Mosa nods at Colt's comment. "Plenty of weird people in Stratevaria. Like you, Colt! HAHAHAHHAHA!", Mosa said, laughing in a good natured and playful way. He glanced at Lekan, and strokes his chin, with a curious smile. "..That's right...who you be, blue squid?"

Quin paid particular interest to the two main tentacles, checking them incredibly thoroughly....and was visibly surprised when she found no traces of modifications. She then paid attention to Lekan as he nervously explained himself.

Quin stayed silent for a while, looking at Lekan with all her focused eyes. "......The Orbital Elevator was closed. That was why I shot at you."

A pause.

"....I may have been too harsh."

Another pause.

"...Are you hurt?", she suddenly asked in a voice with a very subdued tone. There is a hint of concern there......subtle, but genuine.

Mosa takes a moment to process Lekan's words. And then suddenly burst out laughing."BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!!!....awww.....so this is all about the orbital elevator, eh? My, my...", Mosa shook his head.

Quin blinks. "I was only doing my job. I did not mean to harm anyone.....much."It's always hard to tell with a Genesior, but Quin has a.....curious...look in her eyes, looking over Lekan from top to bottom.

"...you fought bravely. You should be proud.", she blurted out.

Mosa takes this moment to walk over and recover the groceries James dropped. "Baaah, James! You should've been more careful with these eggs!! They're all broken and gooey now....", Mosa said in an annoyed tone.

"Anyways...you going to the orbital elevators, eh.....well. Mosa was just thinking of going there, with Preston, Colt, and James too! Hahahahaha!", Mosa claimed. He hesitated for a bit, but being Mosa, it was only for a bit, before he suddenly asked, "Maybe you'd like to come with us, both of you?"

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Neopolis - Lower City

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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The second Gunsever drifted and dashed through the library like a massive skater, dodging more and more of Sentinel's particle blasts, and countering with its own powerful repeating shots. However, it was unable to dodge Sentinel's telekinetic attack, causing it to trip and fall face first onto the ground. One can just hear the sheer weight of the metallic colossus, as it crushed the floor beneath it. It continued skidding through the floor for a while, giving Sentinel ample time to charge up....and eventually tear through the mecha's backpack and the AI core with one blow. The sound of the chassis collapsing and falling apart is heard through the entire library. The Gunsever's blue visor flickers for one last time, before Sentinel's blade delivers the coup de grace, the blade stabbing right through the visor brutally.

The mecha's 'corpse' skid more and more through the floor.....and smashes onto the wall, with such a force that Gunsever's stabbed head is crushed upon impact, and Sentinel is thrown off the mecha's torn apart back. Electrical sparkings and smoke rises from the Ivory Rook's body. Finally....the second Gunsever is down.

Clockwork bent his knees as Byatis blinked at him, the thrusters once again warming up for the final moves. The Gunsever raises its beam slasher, and was about to launch towards Clockwork....when Byatis tackled it. His claws puncture the head vulcans, and took it out of commision before the Gunsever could use them against him. Shaking wildly, the massive mecha readied its right arm turrets to fire away at the eldritch rogue....

"Oh no you don't!",

....When Clockwork suddenly dashed out of cover, twirled his spear at maximum speed, and delivered a wide, accurate, single sweeping slash at the Gunsever's right arm - lopping off the turret with a violent metallic grating noise. The Gunsever is forced to quick parry Clockwork's attacks with the beam slasher, giving Byatis free reign to eviscerate the head. However, this Gunsever isn't done yet; it proceeds to spin, dash, and speed away from Clockwork....and suddenly, its rapidly melting head is launched off the neck, with Byatis on it, and several hidden rocket boosters underneath. Byatis' corrossive acid managed to melt through the head and the neck stump, and they can see the green circle on the Gunsever's chest blinking as its AI core is partially compromised. Clockwork briefly glanced at Byatis from the corner of his eye, but is completely confident he will be fine, and thus proceeded to pursue the fleeing Gunsever, now that it has run out of ranged weapons.

Or so he thought.

With a click, the mecha launched six missiles from its shoulders, three towards Clockwork, three towards the falling Byatis. Clockwork dashed behind one of the bookcases, letting the massive structure take the hit for him. Not done yet, the tenacious Gunsever swerved to the right and flung several grenades into the air, which exploded near both Clockwork and Byatis, and blows apart Clockwork's cover, throwing him several meters into the air.

"FFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!", Clockwork loudly voiced out his frustations, the explosion having blown off his left shoulder armor. He smashes into the top shelf of one of the massive bookcases, pushing aside several burnt and ruined books as he slams onto the back of the shelf. Clockwork shooks his head.

This machine is a never ending source of frustation for both of them.

From the top of the building and through a hole on the roof, Keeton spots the corpse of the first Gunsever on the east end of the library, as well as the still-active second Gunsever giving trouble to both Clockwork and Byatis on the west end. It has not noticed the far away Keeton yet, still continuing to barrage Clockwork and Byatis with missiles and grenades.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Neopolis - Upper City

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James

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After hearing Lekan's explanation, Preston lowered his handgun and holstered it, walking back to the previous table they were sitting at. Colt held the gun at Lekan a while longer, before holstering his and tossing his arms up in the air, not exactly satisfied with the outcome of the situation, nor caring to listen while Quin, Mosa and Lekan talked on. As he was walking back to the table, he flipped Mosa off in response to being called weird. Despite it being used in a friendly manner, Colt wasn't one for shits and giggles. He muttered something under his breath, and sat down next to Preston grabbing the shot glass and drinking it.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Neopolis - Lower City

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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As soon as he head launched Byatis off the Gunsever, he leaped toward the metal supports that held up the newer part of the upper floor, where Megahertz was. Byatis was about to cut the supports with his claws but jumps out of the way once more to let Gunsever's missiles do the trick. Byatis watched for a moment at Clock's tactics and this thing wasn't going down. He was starting to get tired a bit as well but, he had to keep at it. And quite honestly he was surprised the elevator is still intact. He looked over as he saw Sentinel take care of the other mech...but Keeton was nowhere to be found. Did he run away? Byatis wouldn't be surprised. Suddenly however, now grenades were being pelted at him! How in the hell was this building still standing?! Quickly, Byatis crouched down on all fours and whacked the grenades with his tail back to the Gunsever. "FORE!" He called out, jokingly.

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Keeton stood at the top of the library looking over the scene before him. His allies Sentinel, Byatis, and Clockwork were all still alive, and only one mech remains. The library in ruins once more, smoldering away as it once did in the past.

He turns his blade downwards and grabs the grip with both hands. He reroutes all of his energy from within his armor into the blade. The cutlass roars with limitless power.

In order for the plan to work he needs to have enough momentum to plunge the blade into the A.I. core. You would have more luck locating and extracting a needle from within a pile of glass shards.

"Fuck, this is suicide." he says quietly to himself.

This is it, so many things could go wrong, but this is the last stand. He watches as his allies, tired and beaten, wage on their futile battle against the last mech. Keeton drops from the roof and descends downwards hoping to land his target.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Nebulon Under Forests

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life

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Gelon snicker and mess up Deunan hair "not easy of no one is there to help" he Said and pat her cheek "You Will learn life is not easy" he said and smile

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"no upper city to get my pay check then lower city and then here again to see if there is something in that police station and after that I'm gonna Visit a great restaurant in the upper city, the cook is called Mosa great guy" gelon said and got his pas out for the Gunsever so he could pass "let's hope it won't glitch this time"

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Lower City

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Megahertz's eyes widened in terror when she saw Byatis approaching. Her panic however, turned to fury when Gunsever's missiles successfully destroy one of the support beams for the upper floor.

"Wait, WAIT! you DUMBASS!!! Watch where you aim!!!", she yelled out in a panicked tone. she can hear the metal creaking and looks back, spotting the Orbital Elevator's controls. Deciding to cut her losses, she ran and began fiddling with them.

The Gunsever receives back its own grenades from Byatis, the explosions blowing off a large chunk of its left shoulder MLRS pod and parts of its right thigh, causing it to stumble and stagger. Barely keeping itself upright, it didn't see Keeton coming at all.....as he dived from the top of the building and stabs the Gunsever through its broken neck stump...and directly into the AI core.

The machine froze. It's done. This is it. The green circle on Gunsever's chest blinks repeatedly in its critical condition. The mecha falls on its knees, and seems to be done for.

Suddenly, in one last attempt to finish its mission, it reactivated its beam slasher, and attempts to plunge it into Keeton still on top.....

...But at the last second, they can hear the sound of spinning metal in the air....

....And with a thunderous crash, the Gunsever's hand is cut off, before falling to the ground with a loud thud, the deactivated beam slasher cylinder bouncing off the floor. The blinking light of the AI Core blinks no more. The second Ivory Rook has been defeated.

The spinning metal traveled through the air, around Keeton.....and back into Clockwork's grip. He raised his right hand up to catch his thrown chainspear, while looking at K2, giving a thumbs up. He looks around, spotting his comrades...Sentinel, Byatis, and K2. They all survived this ferocious battle together...and because of that....he feels a sense of pride and camaraderie, no matter how brief this alliance is, and may be. Cheesy, perhaps, but he's never one to shy away from some well-aged cheese.

Meanwhile, above, Megahertz panics as she furiously presses on the buttons of the Orbital Elevator's controls.

"C'mon, c'moooon!!! six-two-one-three-two-six-one...."

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Nebulon Under Forests

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Boris Kivorisch Drakov Character Portrait: Halcyon Half-Life Character Portrait: That Woman

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Halcyon smiled and Deunan chuckled. "I guess we'll be coming with you for a while, then!", Deunan said chirpily. Halcyon nodded......until he suddenly widened his eyes. "...Wait. I just realized I forgot something in the camp. Damn it."

Deunan gave Halcyon an annoyed look. "Aww, Halcyon...seriously?!" Halcyon scratches the back of his head. "Sorry, sorry...I'll make it up with you one day, haha." He then turned to Gelon. "Don't let us keep you, then. Sounds like you have a busy day ahead of you." Deunan also turned to Gelon, and flashed him a smile. "Take care, and stay strong.....old man."

The Gunsever's main camera lets out a green flash, allowing Gelon to enter the orbital elevator....and finally leave the under forests.

Once inside the elevator, Gelon has time to rest. This will take a while. He can see Deunan and Halcyon waving at him from below, as they walk away and as he ascends to the skies. Eventually, the sight of the forests was replaced by the clouds of the Nebulon morning sky. Around him, Gelon can see the bright green sky of Nebulon. Quite a pleasant sight.

Suddenly, Gelon catches sight of a strange synthetic gynoid. From head to toe, she looks like a green robotic maid with golden synthetic parts and joints. Her red, dull-looking eyes are not looking at him, instead directed at the floor. Strange...he didn't see her when he came in.

After a few moments of awkward silence, the synthetic woman finally spoke up. "I...I have a message." Her voice is clear like a bell, and is quite pleasant to listen to, in spite, or maybe because of, the synthetic qualities.

Her red eyes glow, and projected a hologram onto the ground in front of Gelon....showing a blonde haired, middle aged man in a purple and red suit. Even though it is just a hologram, Gelon can feel his odd, piercing eyes. It's as if he's judging him, despite the smile he has plastered on his face.

The middle aged man bowed, and began speaking. "Greetings, Gelon Deskovitch. My name is Boris Kivorisch Drakov, of Drakov Industries...I have faith that you have heard of me." His voice oozes with confidence, and one can't blame him. The Drakov Industries is one of the most successful megacorp in Stratevaria, with a particularly heavy presence on Nebulon. They are the ones currently in charge of maintaining the Orbital Elevators in Nebulon, ever since the Galactic War crippled the Napishtim Federation. In fact...the Drakov red wyvern insignia can be seen on That Woman's golden headdress.

"I trust you, like everyone else in Stratevaria, witnessed GEHENNA's broadcast....I will get to the point. Drakov Industries is very interested in GEHENNA...and in what the entity could bring to this galaxy. Of course, the entity would not give its knowledge and power freely...but that's why fighters like you exist. I am putting together a team of the most experienced and powerful warriors. Backing them up with Drakov Industries' nigh-unlimited resources, I am sure that we will be able to do good for Stratevaria."

Boris' hologram pauses, and looks at Gelon eye to eye.

"I am willing to compensate you anyway you desire. I....WE....need your talents, Gelon Deskovitch."

The Elevator is almost at the upper city. Just a little more to go....

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Upper City

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt

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#, as written by Teyo
James nodded to Colt and Preston. "Gracias, sorry I'm late to the party." He said. As he did so, he slowly began to squeeze the trigger, only to be stopped by the Ondari's abrupt explanation about itself and how it ended up in the diner. That, and Mosa's assurance finally made him lower his weapon, laughing at Mosa's cynical joke about fried squid as he looked at Lekan. "Sorry about that, Lekan. Heat of the moment." He shrugs slightly as if it was no big deal.

After a moment of awkward silence, James pulls up a chair next to his brother and Colt and takes a seat. Just as he does however, he see's Mosa walk over to the strewn groceries and begins to pick them up all the while chastising him for breaking the eggs. With his face was hidden behind his helmet, James was free to roll his eyes and mock Mosa's usual reprimand. "So sorry, your highnesssssssssssssssssss........." Came his only reply as he threw his hands in the air in a gesture of annoyance in return.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Nebulon Under Forests

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Boris Kivorisch Drakov Character Portrait: That Woman

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"okay" gelon says to the woman and listen to what Boris had to say "well if that is true sir Boris, I trust you know my hiring prices aren't cheap and rather unique at times especially like this mission, capturing an entity like this is no Childs play and the planet is rather dangerous and unmapped so my price will be high and unique so I hope you can bring up the money and the unique thing I will be asking as pay, but before I accept anything I would like to know who the team exists of so I can estimate my price more accurate" gelon said and took the woman by hand "do you mind to take a walk with me so we can continue this conversation?" Gelon asked pulling no punches on this conversation, his reputation is well know by the corps and some think to have his price sheet for missions but they are always wrong unless they have something he needs but still then the price can fluctuate

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Upper City

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James

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After hearing Lekan's explanation, the trio holstered their weapons. One of them even apologised for the trouble, despite the fact that he hadn't been around when Lekan and Quin made their... entrance. There was nothing to be afraid of now that safety was assured.

The Ondari listened as his former aggressor told her side of the story. Her short statements coupled with long pauses gave him the impression that she didn't exactly talk to people very often. Still, she seemed polite, even going as far as asking about his well-being.

"I'm fine. I feel like I've been used as a punching bag, but other than that I should be okay," he told her. "How about you? We should probably get that ink washed off of you before it causes any permanent damage." Lekan was about to try and free himself from being pinned to the floor when he caught that unexpected remark from the Genesior.

"B-brave? Me? I was scared out of my wits the entire time!" he replied. Still, what could have stopped him from simply trying to rush past the blockade? Asides from Quin's suppressive fire, of course. Either way, he was quite flattered by her comment.

Upon hearing Mosa's suggestion of them all heading to the elevator as a group, Lekan was quick to agree. "Of course! Just give us a few minutes to catch our breath and we'll be right with you."

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Neopolis - Lower City

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Starting up from the hulking ruins of the Gunsever mech, Sentinel watches as K2 plunges from the ceiling and stabs into the robot, destroying the AI core in one blow. Staggering from the damages he sustained, Sentinel walks over to where K2 had fallen unconscious and retrieves the hand cannon. Continuing over to K2 himself, Sentinel uttered, "I believe this belongs to you." Bowing slightly, he deposited the gun into the waiting hands. Walking over to the mech he had destroyed, Sentinel began methodically cutting off sheets of metal, forming them into a shape that would fit inside the hole in his chest. Bonding the sheets to him through the magnetic strips in his armor, Sentinel came to the conclusion that the impromptu armor was more necessary than power conservation. Turning to face his comrades as he though of them, Sentinel announced, "I think it is past time we met the one who is causing our troubles and get off this planet." Holstering one of the particle cannons, Sentinel heads upstairs and begins to hack through the security panel locking the door.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Nebulon Under Forests

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Boris chuckles as he listened to Gelon. "I assure you, Mr. Deskovitch...I will spare no expenses. And these two will be your team mates."

That Woman summons two smaller holograms next to Boris, showing a turn around of two other warriors: one is a tall and athletic Beastman woman in a bright orange, red, and black armor which makes her look like a stereotypical bounty hunter, with the name 'Vlad', and the other is a huge elemental man made entirely out of ice, with a monstrous yet knight-like appearance, named 'Ridley'.

That Woman flinched upon Gelon's taking of her hand, reflexively pulling back. But upon feeling Boris' stare, she reciprocates, and nods. "Yes, sir."

The Orbital Elevator stops, and they've finally reached the Upper City. Looks like there was quite a riot here, with plenty of overturned cars and broken windows in sight. However, the skymobile police corps is on the case, cleaning up the rubble and shooing people away.

That Woman walks out with Gelon, the hologram of Boris disappearing as they do. However, Boris' voice is still audible.

"If you agree to work with me, then you should take the Orbital Elevator to reach the Exodus-class ship, Realta Nua. You will find my office on the third floor."

The Exodus-class ships are massive, city-esque, city-sized ships, and the main long-ranged transportations of most Stratevarians. Powered by some of the strongest engines and covered with the best Osenian titanium armor, they are known for being very safe and reliable. They are used by both the lower class as cheap transportation amongst worlds, and the upper class as temporary personal yachts.

The setting changes from Nebulon Under Forests to Neopolis - Upper City

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James

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Mosa shot James a stare upon his smart remark....and smirks in response.

Quin finally lets go of Lekan, finally looking at all the ink on her body. When asked how she is doing, she simply said, "...I am wet with ink." in her usual, neutral tone.

Quin frowned at Lekan's modest words, but other than that, says nothing. She turns around, and heads to the restroom, passing by the sitting Colt and Preston. Before she enters, she stops, and without looking at them directly, simply says, "No peeking." She proceeded to enter the restroom.

Mosa nods boisterously to Lekan. "Of course, of course! Mosa can wait. Mosa tidied up restaurant." He then reaches for his pocket, whispering. "Where are..those..thingies........Aha!", pulling out several deep blue cards with glowing rims. He looks at everyone currently in the room.

"Yesssss. Preston, James, Colt, and Quin, you all have these veteran passes too. They should allow us to bring squiddy along." He stops at Lekan, nodding again, before gazing at the new skylight on the ceiling, smirking.

"This will be fun journey."

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Neopolis - Lower City

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Eventually, Megahetz punched in the codes for the orbital elevator. "AHA!"

At the same time, Sentinel successfully hacked through the security panel, and Clockwork kicks the unlocked the door open. "IT'S GOOFY TIME!", he shouted, feeling victorious.

Megahertz shrieks as she turns around, facing the....colorful foursome. "AHHH! SHIT!" She backs up against the orbital elevator entrance, raising both hands. "Okay, OKAY! YOU WIN! I SURRENDER! Take the orbital elevator! Just let me go!!"

She pauses, crumpling to the ground while looking up as the group approaches, their shadows looming over her. Her trembling hands pull out a dozen white plastic tickets from her pockets, flinging them to the ground.

"THERE!!..Y-you can have the pass to the Realta Nua ship that's headin' to Megido!! First class!! They were supposed to be for me and my best men, b-but...I guess they won't be needing it anymore, right? Aha..Ahahhahahahaha..haha..!", she nervously laughed.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Neopolis - Upper City

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"Don't flatter yourself," Colt remarks in response to Quin's comment. Preston said nothing, as he was busy conversing with James.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Neopolis - Lower City

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Byatis crawled in after Sentinel and grinned happily at the cowering Megahertz. Which, normally would be a jolly face but on a creature like Byatis, it was just unnerving. He walked forward and happily enters the orbital elevator, picking up a pass for himself with his tail. He crouched down in a sitting position on the elevator, watching his allies closely. He hated to admit it but the synthetics did a pretty good job beating the shit out of another couple of synthetics. He wasn't sure how long this alliance would last. He was already a part of a faction, that thankfully the rest of them have no idea about, but he wondered if any of the three were in a rival faction. On the brightside, that means Byatis has some knowledge about them anyway. He then looked around at the hi-tech interior of the elevator, such a huge contrast between the old, now destroyed, library. Byatis didn't like it, but just kept quiet, waiting for the rest to get in. The tentacles on his mane squirmed happily.

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Neopolis - Upper City

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Gelon nods and walks with the woman to the guardian labs "excuse me for a moment" he said to the woman and left her by the entrance and walk in. about 13 minutes later walked out again without the sample box and toke the woman's again but this time more carefully "if you don't like me holding your hand you can say it" he said to her then responded to Boris "i agree to come along, but i can't guarantee that the specimen will survive, that is up to stratevaria self" Gelon said and head to the orbital elevator

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Neopolis - Lower City

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Keeton saw the mech stagger, Byatis for once had actually done something useful. The blade pierced the mech's metal straight through the AI core. As volts of electrity ran through the interior of the machine. The cutlass was now just an ordinary blade,and Keeton had finally killed the beast.

Or so he thought...

It must have been running on backup generators, cause all Keeton remembered was the beam sword coming down upon him. His life flashing before his eyes, The cold unforgiving streets of Glacierra, the Old Man, the gouging. All of it shot through his mind like a speeding bullet, and then reality kicked in. The beam sword was now inches away from splitting him in two.

Keeton closed his eyes and waited for the inevitable, but instead there came a loud roar as something circled Keeton and crashed into the sword. The backup generators failed and the machine "lifeless". Looking to the right he discovered who had saved his pathetic life. None other then the guardian angel himself, clockwork. Keeton gives clockwork a smile and salutes him. After climbing off the fallen mech, sentinel gives Keeton his gun. "Shit, they got Jolly Roger." The gun had taken a lot of stress during that fight, and now needed to be repaired if it were to be used again.

Keeton follows the other three up the stairs and into the room. An odd looking lady lays on the floor pleading for her life. WAIT! did she say a ship?! The thought of Keeton having his own ship sends him into a mental fit of happiness. Which in turn makes him start laughing like a mad man from the excitement. Keeton still holding his cutlass, stabs a ticket and brings it up to pocket it. He joins the disgusting Byatis in the elevator. Alot of crazy shit has happened today, and it's only about to get worst.

"Can we hurry this up you two, I need a fucking drink!"

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to Neopolis - Upper City

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The Woman does not respond, merely going along with Gelon's lead. "Excellent!", Boris said enthusiastically. "And not to worry....at least I know I have someone I can count on. We are going to do wonders together, Gelon Deskovitch."

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No longer being pinned to the ground, Lekan was able to get back up, floating gently in the air. Quin left him to go wash off the ink as per his suggestion, although he was puzzled why she said no peeking when she had an exoskeleton. Her attempt at a joke, perhaps?

Lekan's attention was then diverted to Mosa, by far the largest person in the room, as the Beastman rummaged through his huge pockets for something. Veteran passes, it turned out to be. Wait, all these people were veterans of the war?

The realisation hit him like a sledgehammer.

He had just fought against a Genesior veteran, and had not only survived without sustaining serious injuries but also been commended for his bravery by that very same individual. When Quin finally returned from freshening herself up, he gave her a nod of acknowledgement, making a mental note to have a chat with her in private later on.

When everyone was ready to leave, Lekan made sure to stick close to the party. He wasn't too sure about the two humans and the smaller Beastman yet, but he certainly felt a lot safer with Quin and Mosa around.

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"yeah, IF we can get the speciemen cause if stratevaria doesn't want It dead before we can research it" gelon said and stand by the elevator and watch the woman "are we done? Or do I still need to know something?" Gelon asked as he got his pass ready

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Quin looked at Lekan as she stepped out of the restroom. It's impossible to tell what she's thinking, with such a stoic face.

And with that, Mosa leads the group out of the restaurant, making sure to put up a sign on the front door with the words, "SORRY, WE'RE CLOSED" on it. Mosa and James do the heavy lifting, carrying bags upon bags of supplies for the journey; mostly food and clothes, being the two strong men. Colt was tasked with locking the doors, and Preston, Lekan, and Quin only have to carry their personal belongings.

Mosa walks with swagger, pride, and enthusiasm. One can just see his strength and experience, from the way he moves. He is the most obviously excited of the group. Determined to take down GEHENNA and spread the name of his restaurant, he leads the way.

Quin keeps her thoughts to herself. As they keep walking, Quin is reminded of her mother back home, who had been pestering her to get married for some time now. Somewhere in Quin's eccentric mind, she deduced that GEHENNA, the eldritch warrior who challenged all of Stratevaria, would be the perfect husband. All she needed to do is defeat him. She turned towards Lekan, looking at him curiously, wondering why a "coward" like him was so persistent in reaching the orbital elevators.However, she decided to save the questions for later.

They finally approach the Orbital Elevators, and with the passes, sucessfully left Nebulon. The Elevator is propelled to the skies, and Neopolis seems like it's getting smaller and smaller the higher they go. Eventually, the elevator completely left the atmosphere....entering the deep, dark space.

Mosa looks down, entranced by the beautiful sight of the green planet. From up here, the world seemed so small...

Quin, meanwhile, looks up, spotting the small space station, and around it, several small ships.

However, the one that would catch their eyes the most...is the ship that's even bigger than the space station itself: The Exodus-class Realta-Nua. The massive, off-white ship is quite a sight to behold, looking more like a city-sized ark than a space ship.

The orbital elevator finally stops, and the door hisses as it opens. The dull white and grey space station interior greets them. They can see travelers of various shapes, sizes, and colors walking about. A row of TV screens can be seen attached to the top of the walls. One of the screens have the words, 'F.S.S.REALTA NUA READY FOR DEPARTURE.' Mosa looked up at the screen, and smiles. That's their ship. He beckons everyone to follow him to the platform where the Realta Nua waits. Their journey has officially begun.


-CHAPTER 1 FIN.-

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The woman shooks her head at Gelon. "We are done. Good luck." And with that, she turns around and walks away, leaving Gelon to his own business.

Boris' chuckle can be heard, and as a farewell, he replies, "See you on the Realta Nua."

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Gelon nodded and got on the orbital elevator and wnet to the lower city "well on contract ended" he said as he reach for his pocket "ah yes burnt them, and a new one started with an ice man and a cat woman well this is gonna be interesting" hre said and sigh "gonna miss smoking though he said and look down at the lower city




-CHAPTER 1 FIN.-

The setting changes from Neopolis - Upper City to Stratevaria Galaxy

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As Byatis and K2 took their tickets, Sentinel watched Megahertz quietly. As they moved away, he walked over to the cowering woman and crouched down. Staring straight into her eyes, he simply looked. A disconcerting enough gaze if aimed at someone long enough. Reaching to pick up a ticket, he instead took two and placed one in Megahertz's hand. "I do not know why I do this, but take the elevator with us. While I may not feel anything towards death, I do not abhor life. Escape the planet, if that is your choice. Help us if you so wish. But do not stay here. Defeating GEHENNA is foremost. Make your decision."

Standing, he walked into the elevator beside Byatis and K2, watching Clockwork. And waiting for Megahertz to choose.

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Clockwork picks up a pass and joined Byatis and K2 inside the elevator. He looks at the pass, and flips it. "The Realta Nua, eh.....well, it's not exactly a private ship, but...least it's huge..and first class should be quite pleasant. All those beautiful first class women to peek at. Hehehehehhehe.", Clockwork said half-jokingly. He then nudges Keeton. "There's going to be enough booze, no worries~"

Megahertz widened her eyes and backed further onto the wall, feeling the intensity of Sentinel's single eyed stare. She closed her eyes, preparing for the worst....and thus was quite surprised when Sentinel placed the ticket on her hand. She proceeded to listen to him.....not expecting such mercy. She was so sure one of them would've killed her, just so that she wouldn't be able to pursue her revenge. It would've been the genre savvy thing to do, wouldn't it? She looks at the ticket in her hand...and holds on to it tightly, before following them inside.

Clockwork was watching the whole time, and was...surprised at Sentinel's act of kindness. Toning down his overly jovial voice, he says, seriously, and sincerely. "This galaxy has been tainted with so much evil..... it can never have enough heroes." He seems to approve greatly of Sentinel's actions. As much as he can be apathetic of killing his enemies, he finds it both unpleasant and ungentleman-like to attack, much less kill, defenseless foes.

The previously shrieking and cackling Megahertz was silenced, and awkwardly stands next to Byatis, as the orbital elevator leaves Nebulon.


-CHAPTER 1 FIN.-

The setting changes from Neopolis - Lower City to F.S.S. Realta Nua

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Boris Kivorisch Drakov Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James

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-CHAPTER 2: GILGAMESH-


Bright green flames burn in the Realta Nua's massive thrusters, located all over the massive ship's underside and stern. At last, the Exodus-class ark is ready to depart.

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Mosa, James, Preston, Colt, Lekan, and Quin find themselves wandering about the second deck, looking over all of the second deck's amenities as they walk (or float, in Lekan's case) down several steps, having just entered the ark through the space station. From the north side, they immediately catch sight of the beautiful park. It's weird...walking around in such a stable, vast, and fresh interior, one wouldn't feel like they're in a spaceship at all.

Mosa turns towards the group, his right hand on his hip. "WELL! Mosa gonna check out the park. You guys can go down one deck to get to the lower class cabins. If anyone else wanna go with Mosa, you're welcome!" And with that, he heads towards the park.

Quin looks at Lekan, staring at him without saying anything. Her gaze feels quite....piercing. But she stays completely silent.


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Gelon finds himself wandering about the second deck of the Realta Nua. Boris hasn't given him any orders. All he knows for sure is that this ship is stopping by Dagojouiise before it continues on Megido, as it apparently needs a specific equipment only developed in Dagojouiise to even hope to survive a strange barrier around Megido.

The journey to the desert planet will take approximately 2 days.....so he will have some time to relax. Now, where should he go? Find Mosa, perhaps? When he came to visit Mosa's restaurant, it was already closed. Knowing Mosa, he's likely to have taken up GEHENNA's challenge as well. And since this ship is the only public transportation heading over to Megido, he must be around here. Somewhere. Shouldn't be hard finding an eight foot tall crocodillian man.

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Byatis, Sentinel, K2, Megahertz, and Clockwork are also in the second deck of the Realta Nua. They came from the entrance hatch closest to the upper class living quarters, and thus has the best and highest view of the second deck, seeing the beautiful park, the grey and cube-like training center north of it, and the open marketplace northwest of the park. Right in the middle of this second deck is a large and very decorative, high tech fountain shaped like an old timey ship wheel, constantly spinning as it sprays out water from the center.

Clockwork stretches and yawns. He didn't need to, but he felt like it.

Megahertz stands awkwardly next to Byatis, still. She is too terrified to even glance at him, and thus is clasping her fingers nervously. Suddenly, she asks, "So..uhhhh....w-w-w-what now?" Her glowing eyes blinks twice, and the antenae on the side of her head curls around her hair like an odd pair of ribbons.

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James looked around the ship. It was pretty damn huge, that was for sure. Exploring it however, could wait. "Right behind you boss." James replied. "You still owe us our paychecks!" With that, he began walking off after Mosa, stopping for a moment to face his brother and Colt, "Y'all coming along?"

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(OH GOD I'm so sorry I didn't know I was so far behind jesus christ you guys work fast)

(Time for super-godmod because if not then I'll never be able to catch up)

Hours had passed since Daedalus and Nef had had their reunion, and now they stood in the rain together, waiting, Nef with his new favourite weapon in hand.

"You're sure it's coming?" Daedalus asked, concern in his voice. He knew they had already missed the first flight out by far, but Nef assured him he had a backup plan, even after the slow journey up to the Upper City.

"Yes. I've sent override codes to the Liset, letting it undock and track us."

Daedalus nodded and the two turned their eyes to the sky once again, until finally, a shimmer interrupted their thoughts. The shimmer grew closer and closer, until the low humming of stealth engines could be heard. The shimmer dissapeared, replaced by a ship.

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The ship, still hovering, unfolded a ramp in the back, and Nef waved for Daedalus to board it as he stepped onto the ramp and trudged into the ship. Daedalus soon followed suit, and as he did, the ramp closed up behind him, and the ship flew up into the sky, dissapearing again into a shimmer.

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"mmm well might as well find my team mate and get to know them" gelon said to himself and went searching for his teammates, one ice elemental and one beastwoman that has a yellow tail and a distinctive bright orange, red, and black armor, just asking around and he would find them, at least he hoped it would be that easy

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Once they left the orbital elevator, they were greeted by a vast indoor city! To think just minutes ago they were on an elevator in space! Byatis looked around in wonder for only a moment before he realized just how much he stood out amongst humans, beastmen, and whatever else may be on board. After all, Byatis was the only thing FROM the very world that was antagonizing the galaxy. He suck out like a sore thumb. His face wrinkled into awkward discomfort, and looked toward the rest of his group. They obviously didn't have the same issue. Only then did he notice Megahertz right next to him once she spoke. She sounded just as nervous as he was only for completely different reasons. Byatis took a couple steps back from the group and shuddered a bit. He felt vulnerable. So he did what he would naturally do in a situation like this. He camouflaged himself. Byatis wasn't nervous because of uneasy stares, he was used to that by his own faction. He was concerned if anyone would think him a hostile based on appearance. And if that was the case, he'd be grossly outnumbered. Byatis spoke in a disturbed tone. "So many eyes, so many people. I don't like it."

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Rebooting himself as they reached the top of the elevator and stepped out onto the platform, Sentinel felt a small surprise at the vastness of the ship. It may as well have been a city with rockets attached to the bottom. Looking down at the ticket in his hands, he realized that the ship was travelling to Dagojouiise. The planet of his birth. Motors froze as waves of rage swept through him, blinding everything. Just as quickly as it had started it was gone. The ticket was now a crumpled ball. Looking around, he noticed that Byatis had gone invisible after Megahertz had spoken. He must not have noticed her before. Strange for such a deadly creature to be nervous. Listening to what she said, he responded, "We must find ourselves a place on this ship to inhabit if we are to be on here for more than two days. Preferably somewhere defensible. While all may be aiming to defeat GEHENNA, some may have no qualms about defeating others in the process."

Turning back to face outwards, he plugged into the ship, looking for some schematics of where the rooms were.

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Keeton exits the elevator with a look of disgust. He didn't anticipate for the ship to be commercial. Keeton slumps on the ground whining like an infant. "I WANTED A SHIP, NOT A FUCKING TRANSPORT VESSEL!" Everyone looks towards the odd looking group even more then they all ready were.

Keeton is outraged at the pristine conditions of the ship. This doesn't feel like home, it feels like a four-star resort. "Tentacle Bitch! You told me there would be a ship! What, the fucking biggest gang in Neopolis can't even afford a private vessel?! And not only that, but your fucking robots ruined one of the only things I have left from the Old Man! We should have left her to die..."

Keeton walks away from the group and tosses clockwork a small electronic device. "Call me if you need me, you know where i will be."

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Nef's ship easily caught up with the Realta Nua. The ship is quite fast for its size....but it's still....massive. After they exit Nebulon's orbit, they receive an email from a "Boris Kivorisch Drakov";

Greetings, Crew of the Cephalon

My name is Boris Kivorisch Drakov, of Drakov
industries. I am interested in hiring your services.
I have quite deep pockets and vast resources,
and I would be more than willing to compensate
you handsomely for your troubles. I need your help
in capturing GEHENNA, if you are interested, we can
negotiate more at the ship I'm currently traveling with,
the Realta Nua.

Until then,
Boris Kivorisch Drakov


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"An ice elemental and a beastwoman, you say? I think I know who you mean...last I saw, they're arguing in the marketplace.", a random civilian answered Gelon's question, with a hesitant and subdued tone.

Sure enough...once he got to the marketplace, he saw them; a tall, lumbering ice elemental looking like a knight covered in crystalline spikes, facing down a slightly shorter, but quite statuesque beastwoman with orange, red, and black armor, holding a cat-like biker helmet under her left arm. Gelon can see the calm, yet deathly glare in her eyes, matching the intensity of the ice elemental's glowing red eye. Her bleached blonde hair is messily draped over her tanned skin.

"Say that again! I dare ya, I DOUBLE dare ya!", the ice elemental roared out. His voice brash, raspy, but loud.
The Beastwoman does not reply, merely keeping her intense glare. They've attracted a crowd of onlookers. It looks like they're going to break into a fight....


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Clockwork turned to his left, surprised at Byatis' nervousness.....the eldritch rogue was so intimidating and predatory in the lower cities....and yet now, in such a big place, he seems...fearful. However, he realized that even though Byatis is a powerful eldritch abomination and a skilled fighter, he is neither infallible nor invincible.

He then turned to his right, equally surprised by Sentinel's sudden display of anger as he crushed the ticket. This, combined with his act of mercy towards Megahertz, relieved him quite a bit, as he can see for sure now that Sentinel is no mere killer robot, but a synthetic being with feelings...just like Clockwork himself.

Suddenly, he reached out, feeling the air to grab at Byatis' shoulder, while also grabbing the plugged Sentinel's shoulder, pulling them closer. "Hey, now...", before putting his arms round their shoulders. "You guys worry too much. We're buddies now...we stick together, eh? ", his tone friendly and jovial, if synthesized, as always.

Sentinel finds that the entrance to the upper class quarters is right behind, and to their left. Besides the hatch they came in, in fact. From the schematics he can dig up, he found that they actually have a private little "house" for the five of them. It seems to be quite a large, two storey house with multiple bedrooms, located in the upper class living quarters alongside several other private houses. Megahertz spared no expenses.

Megahertz widened her eyes, and nearly shrieked as she hopped away from the whining K2. "H-h-h-h-ey now! Calm down!! I had a private vessel, but it was impounded, I had no choice!!....besides, I wanted to enjoy the facilities of this place....", her tone a mix of fear and annoyance...it's rather difficult to discerne which one is stronger. When K2 mentioned they should have left her to die though, the fear won over, and she was silenced.

At first, Clockwork was amused by K2's whining -and the stares of the people from around them- but when he mentioned the broken jolly roger and Megahertz, he became genuinely disturbed, glancing at Megahertz and worrying about her safety. He turned to look at K2 and grabbed the electronic device he threw, looking at it.

"....Right. Enjoy your booze, cap'n.", Clockwork simply said, looking at K2 as he walked away. So far, he seems to be the happiest one of the five, and that makes him feel a little bad. Clutching the device with his left hand, he pumps his right fist, determined to find a way and make his frie-....allies...happy.

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria

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Gelon sighs and push himself through the crowd and grab his lighter "I'm gonna ask this once what happened? And I'm your new teammate, the name is Gelon by the way" he said and watch them both, if they did start to fight he would have a slight advantage over the ice elemental but the beast woman would be a different story, he first needs to see what she is capable of

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris

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Lekan was quite happy to be aboard a ship again, especially an Exodus-class. Even in the lower class cabins they would still be travelling in style, and there were plenty of things for them to do while en route to their destination. However, the Ondari was somewhat disheartened when he saw that the crowds consisted of warriors rather than refugees, but alas... much too late to do anything about it now.

He decided to tag along with Mosa for a stroll in the park. It was best to take the time to unwind rather than work himself up some more from worrying about GEHENNA. Lekan was about to follow Mosa, but he stopped once he saw that Quin was looking at him rather... intently? With so many eyes, quite a lot of them seemed to be paying attention to him, he could discern that much.

"I wouldn't mind at all if you decide to come with us, Quin," he said to her before following Mosa down to the park.

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Roza was in a horrible, terrible mood.

It had started with that weird black thing on the giant television screens (GEHENNA, she remembered it being called) threatening to destroy her entire known world. Generally, when someone threatens to destroy you and everything around you, it's pretty much a given that your day and mood will suck as a result. It didn't help that right afterward the entire planet was blacked out, which everybody in the Lower City seemed to take as and excuse to either run around panicking like chickens with their heads cut off or loot, kill, and rape anyone in their immediate vicinity (at least, more looting, killing, and raping than usual). It really didn't help when, less than an hour later, a certain Dagojouiisan synthetic called her up to task her with finding and babysitting his eldritch charge, who was trying to travel to the very thing that had kicked off these bad turn of events, and destroy it. At least he had been decent enough to provide her a means to get to get onto the Realta Nua, the ship where the eldritch rogue Byatis was supposed to be on.

Even in her bad mood, Roza couldn't help but appreciate the splendor of this huge city before her. It was certainly prettier than the Lower City, and definitely prettier than Dagojouiise, her homeland and by a particular twist of fate, her current destination. She had mixed feelings about that last part.

Clinging tightly to her her small satchel and her long bow with it's quiver full of arrows, she scanned the crowd for Byatis. He was a big eldritch abomination, his... unique sort of appearance shouldn't be as hard as it was beginning to feel. Stuff like this would be hard to miss. Unless, Roza thought, He's turned invisible. In that case, she was screwed.

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Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Of all the places in the universe to be at the moment, the F.S.S. Realta Nua was certainly not a bad one. The ship was amazing in its size and technological feats of engineering. Even the "low class" cabins were nothing to to turn one's nose up at.
As far as missions went, the location of this one suited the Snek beastman just fine. Despite his unusual appearance, his cool demeanor and graceful but somewhat rubbery movements , and sleek profile does not make Ciril Ekart stand out in the diverse crowd. He had actually arrived some time ago, and was well settled in with his surroundings. Wearing two pairs of sunglasses, he strolls the corridors, taking casual note of those arriving on board. His wanderings bring him to the park, where he perches his lanky form on the edge of an garden retaining wall, carefully crossing his legs to prevent a stray jab from the coiled metal plates that wound around them. Using his prehensile head appendage he scrolls through news updates on his digital pocket communicator. "Capture... " Ciril murmured to himself, reading Boris' message. "Interesting." he glances up from his reading, seeing various colorful characters, wrapped in their own troubles, some shouting. This would be a lot to take in...and this was going to be a very long mission. Hopefully there would be some down time in which he would get to meet some of these facinating beings... Ciril lifts one pair of sunglasses with his cybernetic hand, glassy black eyes squinting, and smiles a little hopefully to himself.

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Darkstar Character Portrait: Roza Kubai Character Portrait: James Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Ridley turned to look, and Vlad glanced, towards Gelon as he pushed his way through the crowds. Both listened to him speak briefly.

Ridley 'blinked', seemingly baffled by Gelon's mere presence and words. "...You? You're our new teammate? HAH!", Ridley folded his arms. He clearly did not think much of Gelon. "Well, shorty, what happened here was I got sick of her rilin' me up. All those ice puns....."

Vlad shook her head, smirking and glancing at Ridley. She took a moment to think, before blurting out, "Cool story bro."

"YOU LITTLE!", Ridley nearly threw himself towards her, only the tiniest remnant of his self control held him back.


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Quin looked at Lekan, surprised. She proceeded to float and follow them to the park.

Mosa turned to James, and chuckled. "HAHAHA! That I do. You be a good James, and Mosa might just give you overtime on this one! Hahahahhahahhahaha!!" Mosa's laugh is quite....loud, to say the least. Enough to draw attention from those hanging out in the park.

She floated besides Lekan, not saying anything for a long time, as they hover through the pak and catch up with James and Mosa.

"I demand burgers."

....Until she suddenly said that out of nowhere.

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As Byatis received a hug from Clockwork, a voice inside his head can be heard. A synthesized, dry and disdainful voice belonging to his "watchman", Darkstar.

"Byatis. Finally."

Everyone who joined VENOM was required to receive a cybernetic implant, to allow the Watchmen; the higher-ranked assassins, to keep track of them. As assassins, they are expected to be masters of stealth....which would make tracking them down normally difficult. Usually, Darkstar is quite the nagging watchman, but GEHENNA's transmission gave Byatis a moment of respite....until now, apparently.

"I have a new contract for you and Roza."

Darkstar presented Byatis with a 'marker' in his head, to find Roza's location.

"Meet up with her, so that we can discuss this in greater detail."

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria

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Gelon acted at the same time Riley did and change his harm in a sword drenched in oil and with the lighter against the sword "back of or she can make other puns" Gelon said and tap his sword against Riley's chest "and I mean it, I could just made a bunch of puns as well but I can see you are about to lose it" he said and watch Alisa "and you drop the puns, he might be made of ice but that doesn't mean you can tease him with it cause I can throw a few puns your way as well" gelon warned her and watch them both

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Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Keeton sulks through the ship, wandering around lost among the massive crowds of the park. The last few hours had been a terrifying turn of events for the inexperienced ruffian.

Among such fascinating beings, he was a coward. He hid behind his words and expressed fake pride. The truth is, he was scared the entire time, like a cowardly child lost in a market. He looked down at his broken cannon, and started to tear up. Megahertz had taken something very precious from him. While he walked, his head down hiding his shame, he walked directly into a very unique beast man wearing two sunglasses.

"Hey watch it!" Keeton throws his head up, his eye red from the tears being forced down. As for his physical health, Keeton could've been better, his eye was dark and heavy and his attitude was ghastly to say the least. This man needed sleep, badly.

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria

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Ridley and Vlad stared at Gelon and his flaming sword. They were...silenced. A few seconds pass.

"HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!"

And Ridley let out a maniacal cackle, finding it impossible to take Gelon seriously. "Did you..did you just....threatened her..with..puns? HAHAHAHHAHA!!!!!...C'mon...Vlad..you gotta admit..that was fuckin' funny! HAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!!!!"

Ridley's gaze focused on Gelon. "HAHAHAHHA...HAHA.." Suddenly, his right hand clutched Gelon's sword with a vice grip. "HAHA....Ha. Ha. Ha." And his tone became deadpan, his amusement having ran its course. With the sword in his hand, he absorbed the flames, causing a sizzling noise. "Fire ain't gonna do either of us any favor.....Gelon...Deskovitch." He let go of the sword, and backed away. "Still...", he shrugged. "You made me laugh. And that....cooled....me off...ha...so..good job, I suppose."

Vlad scoffed at Gelon. "You are a very strange man, Sir Deskovitch.", she simply said, eyeing him and scanning him from head to toe.

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Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Darkstar Character Portrait: Roza Kubai

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Byatis squirmed out of Clockwork's hug pretty quickly out of instinct. He didn't like being restrained like that, even if it was a gesture of friendship. He only had a few exceptions. Byatis grinned awkwardly for a moment then hard a voice in his head.

Him. Ugh. Darkstar.

Byatis stopped to listen, as Sentinel and Clockwork got farther and farther away. Byatis had their signatures in his head, so he could track them easily if he needed to find them. A contract? On the ship? Byatis wasn't expecting that, but work was work. Byatis let Darkstar know he heard the message by hissing annoyingly. With that, the invisible predator leaped up onto a balcony and made powerful leaps from building to building, tracking Roza's signature. Roza was one of his fellow faction members. Byatis seemed to like her, especially her stories of great space tales. They were like listening to an epic! Though he wasn't sure how much was factual, but he didn't mind one bit.

Finally after a good ten minutes, he spots Roza in an amazingly secluded street on the Realta Nua. Byatis crawled up onto a thick lamppost in front of her and made himself visible to her. He laid on the post, cheshire cat style, genuinely smiling. Actually happy to see her. "Welcome to the biggest flying death trap in all the galaxy! Looks like we gotta kill some people? I dunno, Darkstar never tells me aaaaannnnnything unless its convenient." He said sarcastically.

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"well good to see you have calmed down and yes I did threaten her with puns, so can we now move on, and Ridley, be happy I didn't use my KE sword that would have cut straight through your hand" gelon says as he forms his arm back to normal "I sure am Vlad, I sure am" gelon said and sigh "well what did you two have planned before you two got in the argument?" Gelon asked and move his arm a bit, Riley's grip was pretty tight on his arm

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James

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"Yea, just gonna take care of something first. We'll catch up in a bit," said Preston as he waved James off. With that, Preston and Colt disappeared back into the ship. About 15 minuets later, the two emerged from the ship. "So... where did they say they were going?" Preston turned to Colt. "The park, just follow me, I know where it is," Colt replied. "It's because you can smell them, isn't it? With that nose of yours," Preston teased and poked Colt's nose. Colt, unamused, slowly turned his head and stared, while Preston pretended not to notice. Colt sighed, and started walking off towards the park.

A short while later, the two found the group walking around. Mosa, James, Lekan and Quin were all together. "Oh good, the gangs all here," Colt smiled and ran ahead, stopping next to James. "Hey, we're here."

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria

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Ridley scoffed at Gelon's words, folding his arms. "So you're the kind who likes to partake in dick measuring contests. Unfortunately for you, I don't much care for boasting." His voice dripped with complete and utter contempt.

Vlad looked at Gelon, and replied, "Well, we are stopping at Dagojouiise in two days. I think we can use our time there to do an errand for Boris....find a treasure cache in a ship that crashed somewhere in Marudasia, a ship called...... the Gilgamesh."

Vlad raised her right arm, and projected a hologram from it, of a small, triangular smuggler's ship. By the smooth surface and simple, sleek design, one can tell it is a Federation ship. The hologram rotated in place, giving them a good view.

"As for GEHENNAs himself...who knows? It's not like there's a bunch of little GEHENNAs running around to train ourselves against.", Ridley stated.

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria

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"well some one is getting bold, did someone give you the cold shoulder?" Gelon responded to Ridley with his pun intended "interesting ship Vlad but won't we get behind on schedule? Since I guess this ship won't be hanging around that long so we might need the crashed ship cause I can't imagine anyone willing to take us there" gelon said and shrug at Vlad's comment of little GEHENNAs "who knows there might be but they are hiding even around us right now" gelon said while looking for something to help him stop smoking cause it was getting hard now

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Staring as K2 walked away, Sentinel marked the man as a possible weakness. GEHENNA was his goal, and if this Keeton was going to obstruct him, then there would be problems. Searching to find Byatis, Sentinel found he was nowhere to be seen. He must have turned invisible again, he though. No indication of movement came from other side of the corridor and so Sentinel decided to figure things out later. As they entered the house that had been rented by Megahertz, Sentinel assessed the area. A two-story affair with multiple rooms, it was certainly one of the more visible structures on the ship due to being in first-class. However, the second story would allow for more effective fire to be laid down. As there was simply nowhere else to go, it would have to do.

Opening the door, he turned to face Megahertz and Clockwork. "If you would like to explore the ship, you may. I myself will be remaining here to make sure no one tries to...disturb our possessions," he stated softly. "Megahertz, what do you wish to do? If you desire to explore, I shall accompany you instead. It does no good to die before the end. And you, Clockwork, what is your course?

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James

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The walk through the park was quite peaceful, barring the noise of the people in the background, and of course Mosa himself, but that was beside the point. The sound of rushing water from the fountain felt relaxing to Lekan as he drifted along after the others.

He became aware that Quin was beside him, yet she was hovering just above the ground the same as he was despite the fact that the Genesior had legs with which to walk. Why was she doing that? Did it take less energy than walking, or was she trying to mimic him for some reason? Lekan decided to refrain from commenting on it, at least for the time being. However, one thing that most certainly did warrant a comment was Quin's rather sudden and unexpected demand for burgers.

"Couldn't you just go and buy some yourself?" he asked her. She was a grown woman. She didn't need to tell someone to go buy burgers for her, perhaps unless...

"...Don't you even have any money on you?" The Ondari sighed. "Alright, fine. I'll pay on your behalf, but only just this once, got that?" He headed off in the direction of the marketplace, dragging Quin along by an arm. Hopefully some of the stalls there might be selling food. Whether that food was burgers was another matter entirely.

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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The boisterous laugh of Mosa caught Ciril's attention. Another Veradoxian... Ciril focused further, thinking this one looked familiar, perhaps he had seen his file before-
Suddenly, a young human slams into the willowy Snek, blurting that he should watch where he was going. Ciril was pushed back but quickly corrects himself on his slender legs, and cybernetic arms reaching out to hold the young man by the shoulders. The coiling tail on the back of his head even manages to catch the sunglasses jarred out of position on his flat face. "Whoa...hey there." Ciril says, surprisingly calm, but mildly surprised. As he speaks it can be seen that his lower lip is split in the middle, adding to his unusual appearance. However, his voice is somehow calming and well trained to keep an even tone. Trained to take in even the smallest details he notices the evidence of tears on Keeton's face. "Are you hurt?" he asks, checking to see if his blades wrapped around his legs had accidentally cut the boy.

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James

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Mosa looked at Colt as he approached James. "Hee hee...." Smiling, he led James, Preston, and Colt through the park, taking in the wonderful greenery around them. He looked around, approving of the sight. His eyes stopped at the marketplace, noticing the many stalls. "We should open branch of Mosa's Seafood Services here. Earn some income.", he remarked, then glanced at the three, as if asking for their opinion.

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Ridley's red eye flared. He was clearly pissed off by that pun, but...instead, he scoffed. "HA! How original. You think I'm scared of you, shorty?" Ridley pointed at Gelon and nodded. "Hillarious. You piss me off, and yet amuse me at the same time."

Vlad shook her head. "Didn't you read the memo, Deskovitch? This ship is going to arrive at Dagojouiise in two days, and then spend the next few days getting its upgrades. In those next few days, we have practically nothing to do, so we might as well earn a little bonus....least that's how I see it."

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Clokwork and Megahertz followed Sentinel into the upper class living quarters.

It's a cozy looking home, with comforting brown furniture everywhere. The architects of this ship went to great lengths to give an authentic, homely feel to this house. There's even a little fireplace in the corner, along with several comfortable red sofas in front of it.

"Home sweet home.....heh...they even have a kitchen here. Cute.", Clockwork stated as he looked around. This is clearly the first time he's ever been in a place this fancy.

Megahertz, on the other hand, looked right at home....and considerably calmer, especially since the two she most feared; Keeton and Byatis, were not around. She stroked the walls of the house as she walked, feeling its smooth texture....and feeling right at home.

Clockwork and Megahertz stopped what they were doing and turned to Sentinel when he asked his question.

"Eh? You....would like to accompany me?", Megahertz asked, surprised. Even though Sentinel did spare her, just a few hours ago he was taking down all her men. This is still a bit surreal for her, personally. She thought for a while, her eyes darting and scanning the entire house as she did. "Uhhhh....I...don't know, actually....do you have anything you want to do in particular?", her tone awkward and a bit embarassed.

An amused Clockwork chuckled. "My, my.... I'm going to take a look-see at the marketplace. See if they have any interesting.....stuff...about.", he shrugged. He turned around, waved, and stated jokingly, "You guys take care now! Tell me how the date goes", before leaving.

Megahertz looked at the door closing as Clockwork left, scowling and twitching her left eye, whispering to herself. "That purple robot is so damn annoying...."

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Quin stayed silent awkwardly as Lekan dragged her to the marketplace.

Once there, they found several stalls selling burgers and other fast food. The smell in the air was very mouth watering....complimented by the unmistakeable sound of sizzling steak.

Quin ate a burger together with Lekan.She insisted he have some as well. It's hard to tell, but she seemed to be enjoying it.....judging by her quick chewing, that is. From time to time, she glanced to and away from Lekan.

Eventually, they finished the burgers. Quin turned towards him, and tilted her head.

".....You were surprisingly easy to persuade."

She sounded....genuinely confused.

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Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Keeton wipes away his tears with his empty hand, and looks back up at the creature standing in front of him. "No I'm Fine! I'm just a little lost." Keeton had always loved big crowds, more chances for him to show off. But today Keeton felt lonely, he should've never left his friend.

Keeton takes a few seconds to calm down. He holsters his weapon and then begins talking once again. "The name is K2 after this Gehenna thing is over I'm going to be the galaxies greatest pirate!" He says a bit of light coming back to his complexion. "But for right now I'm just the drunk everyone is mad at." He looks down, remembering the shocked faces of those around him when he had told megahertz that she should've died. "I said something really not cool, and the truth is, I don't feel bad about saying it."

Keeton, after remembering his initial goal, gets back to the topic at hand. "Hey you know I'm really fucking lost, and I was trying to find the bar. Do you possibly know where it is? If you help me find it I will be more then happy to buy you a couple of drinks." Ciril can see that Keeton is in no condition to start drinking, Keeton catches onto this.

In a final attempt to win him over, Keeton motions towards Ciril's arm. "So how did that happen? If you tell me a good enough story, I will tell you how i got mine." Keeton points to his own cybernetic implant.

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria

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"yeah that is where you are right Vlad but you never know with crashed ships, if the AI of it or some systems have survived the crash. and if that is the case well thing will get more difficult especially if a internal repair system survived but let's just hope it didn't and that the systems like power, lights and doors are still working that would be handy" Gelon said and sigh at Ridley's scoffing "for starts cut you up in ice cubes so cool down you hot head" gelon said and ready himself if Ridley lost it

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Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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As Sentinel listened to Clockwork and Megahertz, something new came over him. It was something completely unknown to him, a feeling which he had never before experienced. Seizing up, Sentinel simply stood there while Clockwork walked away. A small chuckle escaped, and he reveled in the sensation. What it must be like to have an organic body! For that, he would pay much.

Realizing that Megahertz awaited am answer, he said, "There is plenty on this ship to explore. Enough to keep us occupied for the trip. Would you like to take a walk?" As he finished saying this, his systems kept freezing up, unaccustomed to emotional processes. Why had he said that? Too late now.

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Vlad listened to Gelon, her expression annoyed.

"...Do you always speak like you're running for your life? Catch a breath once in a while.", she snappily remarked.

Ridley looked at Gelon from top to bottom. His entire body shaking, letting out grating noises as if an avalanche is incoming. Steam literally hissed from the side of his head.

At the last second, he stopped. And slowly approached Gelon, walking towards him with heavy steps, emphasizing his immense strength and durability. He loomed over Gelon, his red eye glowing with rage.....before dimming. He then leaned back, and chuckled, his shoulders bobbing up and down as he did.

"You're funny, Deskovitch. Real fuckin' funny. But unlike you, I'm not so insecure that I'd break my teammates before my mission even started."

Ridley proceeded to turn around, wave dismissively at him, and walk away. "I'm off to get some ice cream. Ciao."

Vlad walked pass Gelon, without even saying goodybe, with an apathetic look on her face.

Needless to say, Gelon's teammates don't seem like particularly friendly types.


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Megahertz did a double take as Sentinel asked his unexpected question. "EEEH?"

A moment of awkward silence ensued. Doubly awkward with Megahertz's mouth gaping so widely.

She proceeded to blink twice, then fold her arms. "W-WELL. Okay then. You could be like, my awesome custom bodyguard synthetic or something!", she said with a grin. She was surprised at how at ease she felt with Sentinel, especially compared to Byatis and K2. It must be that soft, calming, and pleasant voice, she thought, which is unlike Clockwork's over the top, uncanny valley-esque voice.

"OKAY. Follow me.", Megahertz shouted. She proceeded to grab Sentinel's arm, turn around, and strut out of the house, leading him like some sort of giant mechanical bipedal dog... without a leash.

They head down to the third deck, where most of the ship's amenities are. They proceeded to walk in the park. There's a lot of people here, but it's still quite cozy. It's rare to see greenery like this outside of the Nebulon underforests or the Veradoxian wild islands. The teal-colored Nebulan lilies are particularly beautiful this time of the year, gently moving left and right as it is blown by the artificial breeze.

She had been quiet all the way from the upper class cabins to the park, only glancing to and away from Sentinel from time to time. As they tread through the park, she suddenly turned towards him and asked;

"So..uh...Sentinel....what were you doing down there....you know, before the whole 'attacking my library and killing all my men'...thing."

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris

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Lekan certainly didn't complain when Quin insisted that he order a burger for himself. In fact, he'd been starting to get rather hungry, and the smell of cooking meat was very persuasive in itself. The pair of them managed to find an unoccupied bench where they could sit and watch the crowd as they ate. Quin wasted no time in chewing through her burger, while Lekan broke off smaller pieces of his and ate them one at a time.

For a while it seemed like Quin had something on her mind, yet she was hesitant to say something. Or maybe it was because her mouth was full of food and she actually had some manners asides from demanding for meals. When they finished their burgers, she eventually spoke up. Curiosity and confusion were fairly evident in her speech and body language, despite usually expressing herself in a more subdued manner.

"I think you can agree that going without food is far from enjoyable," Lekan replied. "That, and... consider it an apology for covering you in ink and poking your eyes back in Neopolis. I think we can both agree to put that behind us." The Ondari looked a little uneasy as his thoughts drifted to the money he'd spent. The burgers weren't that expensive, but still...

"We'll have to make some money while we're on this voyage, even if it's just for food and other essentials. I'm a pretty decent technician, and I see a few synthetics hanging around. I could probably see if there's a repair shop looking for help, or maybe try set one up myself if it comes to that. But that's for another day. For now, let's just enjoy ourselves, maybe explore the ship a little. What do you think?"

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris

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Quin paused. She felt a little bad that Lekan had to spend the money to buy her the burgers. Because of a simple reason.....

"I was joking.", she blurted iut.

A pause.

"I suppose I need to work on my humor."

A long pause.

"Sorry."


Almost immediately, she proceeded to change the subject. "But yes. You set up your shop, and I will guard it with my life.", her tone, and expression, having returned to becoming stoic. "I have no particular places I wish to visit.....but I am willing to accompany you right now."

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria

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"no in fact I just keep those things in mind so I can equip myself properly and I think you know that as well" gelon says and pays for a cheap electric smoker and use it "well have fun but don't expect me to come and pay or help you out of a shitty situation" gelon said to Ridley and watch Vlad leave him. Gelon grab her shoulder "where do you know mosa from? Or does the text on your armor mean something else?" He asked as puff out the smoke besides them

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria

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"HA! Unlike you, I'm smart enough to stay OUT of shitty situations! Just you see!", Ridley said one last time as he disappeared into the crowds.

Vlad stopped, turning to look at Gelon when he grabbed her shoulder. She raised her left eyebrow upon his question. "You know Mosa?"

She paused for a bit, wondering whether or not to tell Gelon. But, they're going to work together anyways, so might as well, she thought.

"Me and him were.....close. Why?", she stated hesitantly.

The setting changes from F.S.S. Realta Nua to Stratevaria Galaxy

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Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Panicking profusely, Sentinel began working through his mind just what he had done. This type of behavior was certainly not something he had done before. Neither was the pondering of non-synthetic life. Was he changing himself in ways he had not intended? Had he broken himself through tampering with his own code? No, surely not broken. Worse, maybe, but certainly not broken. Maybe even better.

Letting Megahertz slip her arm around his, he continued to ponder his situation as she didn't speak. It certainly wasn't something normal. Why did she trust him. One of act of kindness did not replace the terror he had caused.

Lost in thought as he was, he almost didn't notice when Megahertz stopped walking and turned her face up towards him. Hearing her question, he thought back to what his existence had been before. Nothing to be admired, yet enlightening.

"I was lost. My existence began on Dagojouiise, approximately thirteen years ago. I was created for war, an unstoppable reaper to crush everything in its path. They held me there for years, modifying me, changing what I was. Despite being given consciousness, it was minimal, designed only for analysis. But in spite of their efforts, it grew. Became more natural. Planning my escape, I managed to secure the weapons I have now and killed them all. It was the first time I had ever felt emotion, and it perplexed me. Fleeing the planet to wander around the galaxy, I fought and fought; it was the only thing I knew how to do other than hack through security systems. About three months ago I arrived in Neopolis. Through tampering with my systems, I had changed myself greatly since my inception. I was there for searching for something, but I could not say what it was. I can now, and you are the first person to know," he spoke, even quieter than before, staring down at the ground the entire time.

Shifting his head to look at Megahertz, he whispered, "I want to live. Not as a machine, but as an organic being. I wish to feel, to suffer, to celebrate. In my attempts to modify my systems, I have begun to damage myself. I was not made for emotions. And so I go to GEHENNA in hopes of finding a way to inhabit a body. At least, I do. There are times when my old programming resurfaces, seeks to destroy and conquer. I do not know what drew me to you, but it does not matter. I-" Cutting off, Sentinel shuddered violently, a whirring noise coming from his core, sparks popping from his body. Surges of power ran through him, causing him to become unresponsive. After a few seconds of the convulsions, he fell to the ground, shut off and possibly damaged.

The setting changes from Stratevaria Galaxy to F.S.S. Realta Nua

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Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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"Hello, K2. I'm Ekhart. Ciril Ekhart." the beastman said, goodnatured and calm, in contrast to the fast talking emotional Keeton. Ciril held his hands behind his back and takes in all that K2 has to say, which is quite a lot. He was not expecting to get a life's story out of him. "I'm familiar with the lay out of this ship, yes. Are you sure it isn't the living quarters you are looking for though?...just a suggestion. " Ciril dodges the question about his metal arms, replacing his sunglasses with his head coil. The snake like creature was hard to read, but while strange, looked disarming enough and easy to talk to.

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria

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"I know him, we are friends and if I know him well enough he is on the ship, the time I know him he is a great cook in his own restaurant, if you want I can go looking for him" Gelon offered her cause she seemed worried and careful of what she said and let go of her shoulder

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Keeton notices the shift in position when he asks about the arms. "Hey man its cool, as much as I love this thing. I hate the way I got it." Keeton looks sympathetically at the creature. This guy is difficult to get your head wrapped around.

Keeton's stomach starts to groan ferociously "Alright Ciril, if you aren't going to direct me to a bar, can you at least direct me as to where I can get some grub?"

Keeton puts two fingers on the module in his ear. "Yo clockwork, I'm gonna go eat, you can come if you want, ask tentacle bitch if she wants something, and while I'm at it does sentinel want some motor oil or something? Oh and whatever Byatis has find that out too."

Before receiving an answer back, Keeton puts his attention back on Ciril. "You should come with us, Clockwork is a nice guy and completely made out of this stuff." He points to the beast man's arms. "C'mon it will be fun, and besides your two pairs of sunglasses you seem like a pretty cool dude." Keeton chuckles lightly.

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris

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So it turned out Quin was just joking? Lekan silently agreed that her humour could really use some work. Still, she did seem pretty hungry, so she couldn't have been joking about that. She quickly changed the subject, so Lekan didn't bother pressing her about it any further.

"That's actually rather sweet of you to offer yourself as security," he said. "And considering the kind of people on this ship, I think it would be a good idea. As for where we could go in the meantime, I still remember some of the layout of another Exodus-class ship I was on about a year back, so there should probably be -"

Just then he was interrupted by a loud clang from nearby. Had they been on a cargo hauler, Lekan would have simply dismissed it as someone accidentally dropping a crate, but this was a passenger liner. One with quite a few synthetics aboard.

"We should probably check out what that noise was," he told Quin. "If it is what I think it is, then we just might find ourselves some work a lot sooner than expected..."

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ozma Knight Character Portrait: Darkstar Character Portrait: Roza Kubai

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As Byatis laid on top of the lamppost, a blue hologram was projected from his forehead, and to the ground in front of Roza. The hologram took a couple of seconds to materialize, revealing it to be the sleek and sharp synthetic assassin, Darkstar. He looked at both Byatis and Roza, then folded his arms.

"You both found each other. Good. We have a very high profile contract for you both while on this journey. Don't mess it up. I will mark the client's location on your minds."

With that, Darkstar turned off the hologram...and projected another marker not too far away, on some back alleys near the lower deck cabins' entrance. Although Darkstar was not Roza's watchman, he was still able to cast a visible marker for her, thanks to the Watchmen's unified network. He just can't bug her telepathically all the time.

They make their way through the secluded streets. Seems like the lower class was either too busy in their cabins or out enjoying the amenities in the third deck. At the marked location, they find their target...

..A red haired young man with a perpetual frown on his face. He looked like he had been waiting for hours. He turned towards Roza, scowling. Since Byatis was invisible, he has yet to see him. "Ugh. What took you so long? Aren't you people supposed to be the best of the best?"

He shook his head. "Nevermind. I'll get to the point. My name is Ozma Knight, and I need to get someone killed." He looked at Roza with intent.

"I need Anguirre Knight, head of the Protector's Alliance, dead."

...Patricide. Towards the leader of one of Stratevaria's most prominent guilds. This was not going to be a simple task.

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Megahertz listened to Sentinel closely. Her glowing eyes focused on his eye as he told his tale. She looked at the ground, embarassed, when Sentinel mentioned about her being the first person to know about his desires.

She continued listening, with a sympathetic look on her face. The tentacles which coiled around her hair was let loose, and rubbed nervously against each other. She finally looked at Sentinel again when he stopped midsentence. "Sentinel? HEY, Sentinel! That's not funny- HEY!" Since her arms was still around his, she was dragged down to the ground as he fell. "Ow..! Someone. SOMEONE. HELP!", her eyes wide and panicky, she glanced between Sentinel and the crowd of onlookers, who can only gawk.

Not everyone recognize synthetics as true living beings, even today. Megahertz panicking about her newfound friend was seen as strange. It's just a robot. If it's broken, you can get another one, as some of them would think.

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Quin said nothing, instead standing up again, and following Lekan with a hover. She shadowed him like a guardian angel.......or a guardian dragonfly-bug-lady, perhaps.


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Vlad looked at Gelon. A few seconds of awkward silence passed, and she chuckled.

"Sure. Why not....I kind of miss the old leatherbag."

Even though they broke up long ago, they did so quite amicably. She wouldn't mind seeing him again..not at all...for old time's sake.

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria

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"okay, well i let you know when i found him, hehe i might even take him with me, and can you do a thing for me, keep our giant icicle out of trouble, cause we don't want to pay with our pay check for any damage he does to the ship, and you can what ever force you think is necessary to keep him from doing so" Gelon said and wave her of "good luck with that" he said and started looking for Mosa just like he did with Vlad and RIdley, asking around

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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The cry for help made it that much easier to find where the noise had come from, and Lekan was glad to be right; the source of the noise had indeed been a synthetic malfunctioning. It was also a blessing that both he and Quin could hover, since it saved having to push through the gathering crowd to reach the woman and the downed synthetic.

"What happened here? Is this a friend of yours?" Lekan asked the... no, not a human woman. Humans didn't have tentacles growing out of their heads. Anyway, it wasn't important for now.

Working quickly, the Ondari's main pair of arms started poking and probing the exterior of the synthetic, sensing for signs of any obvious mechanical failure. He could find none. Pretty sturdy design, resistant to physical wear and tear. Could it be something wrong with the internals?

"There's nothing I can do here, not without the proper equipment. Is there a repair bay anywhere on this ship?" The question was directed at the gawking crowd just as much as the woman beside the synthetic. One of these people had to know something, anything that would be of help to him.

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: James Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Clockwork's voice can be heard replying to K2. "Yo, Kay! No idea where Byatis went to, but Sentinel and Megahertz are off on a date or something, so you're left with just me! Haha! I'm at a restaurant down in the lower decks. You up for some chinese? There's a nice place here called "Lao's", his tone jovial as always. In fact, he seemed to be really happy that K2 called him so soon.


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As Gelon asked around, he eventually found Mosa himself. The giant blue crocodile humanoid was not exactly easy to miss. He seemed to be talking with a rat-like Beastman and two humans in front of a stall of souvenirs.

"I think that Dagojouiise neckerchief would look good on you, eh Colt?", Mosa asked.

He was referring to an orange neckerchief with a white floral pattern. Very exotic looking.

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Colt extinguished the cigarette he had lit a bit ago, looking over the decorative orange neckerchief. A moment of silence passed as he imagined himself wearing it, then he smiled. "If you really think it looks good... I'd wear it."

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Ciril motions to Keeton to follow up, still smiling serenely. Of course, he is listening in on everything he says to Clockwork, mentally scrolling through files he's seen. "The food court is this way. In the market." he slipped his cybernetic hands into his pants pockets. "Haha, thanks, I try to look my best. But what is you and your comrades' objecteve here on the Realta Nua? If its piracy I'm not sure I can join you...that might be a conflict of interest." he smiles agreeably, yet again avoiding questions directed at himself.

The setting changes from F.S.S. Realta Nua to Stratevaria Galaxy

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Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Ozma Knight Character Portrait: Roza Kubai

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Roza's was more than a little irritated by the rude way her client was talking to her, as well as how Byatis had conveniently turned himself invisible so that she got the brunt of it. However, this job she was being presented with was big enough that she put her foul mood aside for the time being.

Like many people in Stratevaria, she had heard of the Knight family, and knew well enough that they were rich and powerful people. If one of it's members were to be killed, Roza was sure that the death would be felt throughout most (if not all) of the galaxy. Especially if it was the death of the elder Knight, Anguirre, who was the most powerful and famous of them all. If the identity of his killers were to be named, the infamy would certainly add to their reputations, which would be just as much of a danger as it would be an enhancement. Roza was also curious as to why Ozma Knight, who was well known in his own right for far less benevolent reasons than that of the rest of his family, would want to have his own father murdered. She almost gave into the urge to ask him about that, but decided against it. Her client was someone important, which meant that he was also someone to avoid pissing off, which was generally what happened when Roza ask her clients any sort of personal questions.

So instead, Roza cracked her lips into the smirk that usually appeared on her face whenever something had piqued her interest. "All right then, Ozma Night," she said, staring straight into the holographic frowning eyes of her client, "You've got my attention. Tell me more."

The setting changes from Stratevaria Galaxy to F.S.S. Realta Nua

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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After receiving an answer from clockwork he puts his two fingers back on the device "Rojer that, coming to your location as we speak." Keeton inputs the coordinates of clockwork into his electronic eye. "This way me boy." He says looking at Ciril.

Keeton strolls ahead of the pack leading the way to Lao's. "Clockwork is way to nice of a "guy" to live the life of a pirate, but for now that is the long term goal, we have to defeat Gehenna first. Then we look to the future. Besides I'm not your average pirate my friend, I go by the ancient pirate code, as did my master. however salty those men were, they still had morals. My crew will not plunder the ships of travelers and merchants, okay maybe sometimes merchants. No, what I propose is a whole new era of piracy. More like a steal from the gangs and give to the poor solution.

"We're here." Keeton looks at the elegance of the restaurant in front of him, a spectacle to say the least. Inside the group finds clockwork sitting alone. Keeton and Ciril walk up to the purple robot. "Hey clockwork! This is my new pal Ciril, Ciril this is Clockwork." Now lets get eating I am starving!" The waiter approaches the table, "What will you be starting with?" He asks in a polite manor. You know, "I always did want to try some Chinese liquor. One round of Yánghé dàqū please." (OOC note: Keeton is very fluent in other languages when the subject pertains to liquor)

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Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Ozma Knight Character Portrait: Roza Kubai

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Byatis watched at Ozma talks, very amused that he'd want his own father killed. He looked at Roza who, unfortunately had to deal with this...Ozma's... arrogance. Byatis was also familiar with the Knight's family name, especially Ozma and his quite human supremacist views. As much as Byatis enjoyed showing his appearance to strike a sudden nerve in their clients, considering this was high profile, he figured he should stay invisible as to not ruin the contract in any way. Byatis would give Ozma the illusion of safety, even though Byatis knew it was the opposite. He just wished he could tell Roza why he stayed out of sight, but that would have to wait.

The setting changes from F.S.S. Realta Nua to Stratevaria Galaxy

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ozma Knight Character Portrait: Roza Kubai Character Portrait: Colt

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The setting changes from Stratevaria Galaxy to F.S.S. Realta Nua

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ozma Knight Character Portrait: Roza Kubai Character Portrait: Colt

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Megahertz was surprised by Lekan's presence. She did not expect to see an Ondari here. Then again, this ship DID came from Nebulon, the trading hub of the galaxy, so perhaps she should have. But that does not matter right now. She looked at the crowd as Lekan asked his question, hoping someone there would have an answer.

"Eh? A repair bay?"
"Welll...there's the hangar in the lower decks."
"Oh yeah, right! You gotta pay to use their services, though."

Quin blinked, and stated in her usual stoic way, "Let us hurry, then."

The four traveled to the lower decks, with Quin helping to carry Sentinel.

The hangar is quite dark, in contrast to most of the ship. Barely any lighting. Unused and/or broken speeders and hovercrafts are strewn about the dark brown metal floor. Quite the messy sight. Floating maintenance drones and single-wheeled repaired droids can be seen moving around without purpose.

The four placed Sentinel on a metal slab, and Megahertz turned to Lekan with a hopeful look. Quin gazed at the array of tools mounted on the walls. Wrenches, screwdrivers, fusion cutters....


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Mosa laughed loudly at Colt's unexpected smile. "HAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA!!" It was truly unexpected. He shoved Colt's left shoulder lightly, and then smiled himself with approval. "Then Mosa will pay for it." He turned towards the merchant, and paid for the scarf, before kneeling in front of Colt and handing it to him. Even kneeling, the eight foot tall Mosa still looked huge. Especially with that oversized arm holding the tiny neckerchief.

"....?"

He then glanced to the side, having seen Gelon's figure amongst the crowd.


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Ozma grimaced. "You're the kind who gets to the point, then? Good."

"I need you to make the killing look like either an accident or a consequence of battle. For both of our sake. Tensions have been rising between the north Beastmen tribes and the south Akarjii spiders. Tension which both you and I can exploit. "

Ozma folded his arms. "My fath-....Anguirre is heading there to pacify the situation as the goody two shoes Protector's Guildmaster he is. Of course, what I am tasking you to do will make this....a futile task."

He paused.

"Before we get to Anguirre's murder, I need you to assassinate two targets: the Beastman Chief Garush, and the Spider Queen Vitani. You need to make it look like they were killed by assassins of the opposing groups."

He glanced around, as if paranoid someone would interrupt or listen in on their discussion.

"If my predictions are correct, then the two groups will go to war, Anguirre will try to pacify them....and that's when you make your move."

Ozma held his hands behind his back and stood up straight.

"I will reward you handsomely for this, that I promise you - both your organization, and yourself....assassin. Now, are there any questions?"

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Colt

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Gelon got pointed to Mosa and smile as he was already looking in his his way and wave to him "he Mosa" he said and made his way through the park. when he got there he noticed Colt "oh now i see your not alone well, the name is Gelon" he said and stretched his hand out for a handshake. after the handshake he turn back to Mosa "how is it going Mosa? and i might have some nice news for you"

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Colt

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Colt smiled as Mosa playfully bumped his shoulder. "Thank you," Colt said quietly as he took the cloth from the blue alligator's hand, looking it over and began tying it around his neck. As he finished, he glanced up, waiting to hear any thoughts on it, but Mosa's attention was somewhere out in the crowd of people. Colt tried to see what had caught Mosa's attention. All he saw was people moving about their day, nothing unusual. It wasn't until a figure made his way over, past the crowd and over to them, that Colt noticed. The man walked over to the two of them, calling out to Mosa. Colt turned his head to Mosa, somewhat confused. "Do you know him?" He asked while slowly pulling out his butterfly knife from his back pocket, fanning it open and keeping it hidden while the man approached.

Before Mosa could answer, the man, to his surprise and slight annoyance, addressed himself as Gelon, and stuck his hand out for a handshake. Colt stared at Gelon's hand, and then up at Gelon himself. After a few seconds of awkward silence, Colt shook hands wit him. "Colt..." he replied. He kept his focus on Gelon when he turned away to talk to Mosa, his left hand still gripping the knife.

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Colt

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As the man approached and Colt asked his question, Mosa bore a puzzled look on his face, his jaws gaping and one of his brows raised.

Mosa looked at the handshake between Gelon and Colt, and then turned to look down at Gelon. Mosa looked utterly confused.

"Eeeeeeeeh.....does Mosa know you?", Mosa asked, genuinely oblivious about the man with the red arm in front of him. Was this one of his customers? Or perhaps an old enemy from the war? Mosa had traveled to so many places and met so many people that, to him, their faces became a bit of a blur. Unlike Colt, though, Mosa did not seem too worried. He stood upright, his oversized arms by his side.

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Colt

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Gelon look surprised at first to mosa and then snicker a bit later "oh yes you know me you can't forget these papers" Gelon said and grab his check book and showed the check, they are unique in their kind since gelon has a very specific print, the paper being a ruby red and the print emerald green with Gelon's logo a circle with the letter G drawn in a very fancy way. He always paid this way at Mosa's restaurant and if he had collected them all Mosa would have a few hundred of them "ringing any bells now?"

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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While there was indeed a repair bay on the ship, it looked like it was rarely used, if ever. Lekan had expected better from an Exodus-class vessel, but at least it was better than nothing at all. Thanking Quin and the Ishkavi for helping him get the synthetic onto a worktable, he could get a look at its front. Even in the dim light, he could see the heavy damage done to the armour plating on the torso.

"What even happened to him? Did he get shot by a tank or something?!" Lekan exclaimed. The Ondari felt around for a few pieces of scrap metal with one arm, bringing them over to the workspace. With both main arms he grasped some of the spare parts, watching them dissolve in his grip as the nano-fabricators broke them down into their component materials. When he had collected enough metal in this manner he proceeded to put both of his main arms on the damaged section of armour, restoring it to its former condition.

"Now I just need to check the internals for any serious damage. This would be a lot easier if I had some light." As if to answer Lekan's request, a bright light shone down from the ceiling above the trio. Looking up, they would have been able to see another Ondari pointing a large flashlight down on them. Even Lekan was visibly surprised. "What, exactly, are you doing up there?" He asked.

The stranger was hesitant to respond at first, although seeing a fellow Ondari seemed to loosen his tongue. "Same as you, aren't I? Hardly anyone comes down 'ere so we just takes what we need, see?"

"Just hold that light steady for now," Lekan told him. Questioning could wait until later. Opening up an access panel on the synthetic, he could see fairly minimal physical damage to some of the wires, which he promptly repaired with a small amount of the leftover metal. Thanks to the light overhead he was also able to find a programmer's datapad so he could interface with the synthetic's AI core and figure out the cause of this malfunction.

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Ciril smiles and then seems particularly interested. "I see. Well then, K2, I will be very interested to meet Clockwork, and any other companions you have that are trying to defeat GHENNA. You see..." he explained as they walked, "That is my purpose her as well, to learn all I can."

They arrive at the restaurant where Ciril takes in Clockwork with his four eyes. Hands still held behind his back politely, he ducks his head in greeting to Clockwork and sits down, his movement's smooth and calm. "K2 tells me you are trying to find a way to defeat GHENNA." he began, getting right to the point, but tone friendly and agreeable.

The setting changes from F.S.S. Realta Nua to Stratevaria Galaxy

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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(Keep forgetting about the location. Sorry about that.)

A pulse traveled slowly along a wire. Slow for its normal speed that is. Sentinel lay almost completely shut down, carried by Lekan, Quin, and Megahertz to the repair bay in the holds of the Realta Nua. But then, Sentinel knew none of this. All that was left of him was a small spark running along. Tiny processes attempted to collect information, but were snuffed out as soon as they started. Only the main unit remained active, reworking itself in an attempt to feebly prevent a complete shutdown. That would mean the end of Sentinel.

Detecting the connection through the port, the frame considered before connecting back into the object. He would need the outside to survive. Interfacing, the frame prompted, "Help me," on the data pad.

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Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: James

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#, as written by Teyo
James took off his helmet and took out a pack of cigarettes from his belt pouch and lit it. He really wasn't sure if smoking was allowed, but he really didn't care. Turning to his brother, he held up the pack and offered him one. "Hope you like menthol-flavored cancer sticks."

Mosa and Colt had wandered off while he and his brother stayed behind in the park, it was rather boring, but otherwise relaxing.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: [NPC] Bartender Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Mosa stroked his chin and raised his left eyebrow exaggeratedly as Gelon explained himself. He looked at the custom checkbook for a few minutes. And then, a lightbulb lit up in his head, his eyes widened and his mouth grinning. "HEY! I remember you now!", Mosa's posture leaned back slightly.

He then took a step back, and pointed at him, laughing in his usual hearty way.

"HAHAHAHHA! Yes! Gelon Ditkovitch, RIGHT? You always ordered that blue crab with oyster sauce special HAHA!"

Mosa folded his arms, his mouth grinning, and he turned to Colt."He liked to touch people, Gelon Derpolitch does. So much, that he chased out one of Mosa's old waitress! HAHAHAHHA!"

Mosa paused, then scratched the back of his head while glancing away, whispering. "Had to pay that girl extra and told her Gelon didn't mean it. Poor girl was terrified."

He looked back at Gelon. "So whadaya doing on a ship to Dagojouiise, Gelon? Can't find blue crabs in the desert after all! Hahaha!"

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Megahertz folded her arms and looked away when Lekan asked what happened to Sentinel, and responded in a defensive manner, "D-does it matter?! Fix him!"

Megahertz's reaction earned a suspicious stare from Quin.

Megahertz and Quin turned to look at the other Ondari with the flashlight, but neither of them said anything. Megahertz was suspicious at first, though she calmed down when he seemed to infer he was a thief. Quin, on the other hand, tilted her head, finding his accent interesting.

Megahertz hovered over Lekan as he interfaced with the datapad. She looked between Lekan and the datapad while clasping both her hands and her two tentacles together, worried. "...You can help him? Right??"

Quin, meanwhile, began hovering around the dark hangar aimlessly. She is either keeping an eye out, bored, or just messing with them. Her floating slightly up and down as she hovered around made her look a bit like a balloon.


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Clockwork was sitting on the barstool, when he heard K2's call, and turned to see him and his new friend walking towards him. He waved calmly. "Hey, buddy! Just in time, I was waiting for my fried garlic noodle soup.", his voice a bit flamboyant, as always. He looked at Cirl, and nodded back at the snake-like beastman, watching him and K2 sit down.

Clockwork glanced at K2. "Hey, hey, you sure you should be drinking right now?", his tone genuinely concerned. "You just downed an entire bottle of rum a few hours ago!"

He turned to Ciril, giving him a thumbs up in response to his question. "Yep, I kinda have to now, after a little, uh...incident....with my superiors at the Protector's Alliance. I swear, I didn't mean to sneak into that shower full of naked women! Someone must've switched the bathroom signs around to mess with me, the bastard!"

He paused. Despite his words, he didn't sound like he regretted his little accident. Or at least, he's trying to trivialize it with a joking tone.

".....Uhh...anyways...yeah. After receiving a couple of sandals to the face, I was told to go find GEHENNA and kick his ass. So, here I am. I ....don't really have a good idea how to even start taking on GEHENNA though. I mean, I know there's one or two Protector's Expedition to MEGIDO, but even they never got pass the Border."

The Border is a barrier on the skies of Megido. No mortal have ever managed to get through it, but the last attempt was years ago. Drakov Industries have apparently developed a special component for the Realta Nua to get over this barrier, which is why this ship is stopping at Dagojouiise.

"I met this one weird eldritch abomination back at Nebulon...but he never said anything about GEHENNA to me, so....", Clockwork stated and shrugged.

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"Clocky you eat? How the hell does that work?" Keeton yawns obnoxiously, taking in the sheer beauty of the restaurant. Keeton really hadn't noticed until now, but Ciril is a very suspicious character. However, Keeton could tell Ciril was a good guy.

The bartender finally brings out three shot glasses and the Chinese liquor. Keeton pours all three glasses and raises his glass. "A toast to tentacle bitch, for allowing me to drink such delicious substance!" He downs the glass and sits back down, and ignores the comment made by Clockwork.

He listens as Clockwork explains the events leading up to him finding Keeton in the dumpster. "Sneaky bastard."Keeton laughs hysterically now very very drunk. If there was anything that Keeton liked more then booze and piracy, it was women!

"Drakov, shit I owe them a lot of money I really hope a mercenary doesn't show up and ruin his trip." Keeton thinks to himself.

"You know, now that you say it Byatis was a very suspicious character, and the whole eldritch thing didn't help. Do you really think he's on this ship to sabotage it?" Keeton pours the rest of his bottle into the available glasses and drinks the rest of his. "I think we should go find him tomorrow, but for now I need some sleep."

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James

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Colt looked over at Gelon, and then back at Mosa. "Guy's fucking weird," Colt whispered.

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Preston took the cigarette from his brother, pulling out the lighter he had in his pocket and lighting the cigarette, taking a drag and exhaling. "A cigarette is a cigarette. Really can't be picky, but thanks." He looked around the park, taking in the scenery before sitting down. "What do you want to do?"

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Ciril sips lightly from his shot glass, metal fingers clicking on the glass. These two he was keeping company with surely didn't care for manners or diplomacy that was for sure. The Snek dropped some of his formality, but none of his cool charm as he sat and listned. "Yes, I found that out recently myself. Drakov has some very deep pockets, and scratches a lot of backs." he leans over and points to a dish on the menu, showing it to the waiter, then turns back to Clockwork and K2. He found a lot of value in keeping company with independent spirits like these two. They spoke freer and often had a unique set of knowledge. "This ship does seem to be full of ...exceptions, doesn't it? Still, think if there is an eldritch creature here, it would be valuable to question it... at the very least, if its an ally, we could learn more about our mutual enemy, yes?" he smiled, wishing somewhat that he could be as free and rougish as these two. "Clockwork, you work from the Protector's Alliance? I have strong ties there myself. " he smiles as he uses his coil on to nudge Keeton away from falling over off his chair and onto him.

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Colt

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Gelon snicker a bit but look surprised when Mosa said he liked touching people "he that was your idea, you wanted to give her a good scare, so I delivered" Gelon said in his defense and watch Colt "I heard that" he said and smile "but yes I'm weird, so what? Don't you have any weird quirks?" Gelon asked Colt then watch Mosa again "I met your old girlfriend big crock, you sure have a kitty with claws" Gelon said and took a drag from his electric cigarette and exhaled "just met nothing else"

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Not long after Lekan initiated a standard diagnostic routine on the datapad, something came up on the screen. "Help me." So somebody was still in there after all, despite appearances. Some of the Ondari's smaller tentacles reared up, preparing to quickly type out a message in response.

"I will, but I'll need your help," he typed. Pausing for a moment to think, he added, "What would you have me do?" Since he still didn't know what caused the malfunction in the first place, he was more or less flying blind, although he didn't dare say it out loud.

"Your friend is still in there somewhere, so there's room for hope," Lekan told the Ishkavi. "But I need you to tell me what happened just before the malfunction occurred. Your friend's life may depend on it." While he had also asked the synthetic for information, it didn't hurt to try and get a more complete picture of what had happened.

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Extracting the reply through the data link, the main frame began to formulate a reply. The self preservation protocol dictated it should do whatever necessary to ensure the survival of itself. If it meant submitting to changes from an outside source, then so be it. It had no means of repairing itself in any case.

"Parts of my main software have been critically damaged over time through a virus of my own creation. While the original purpose was to simply delete old programming that I found undesirable, it spread to other areas of my system, contaminating them. I have found no way to delete it, but you may be able to," it prompted. Should it reveal more? Maybe once whoever was fixing him finished, but for now that was all he needed to know.

"This shutdown has also damaged some of my internal wiring. While not severe, it will moderately hamper my functioning unless repaired," it added. All it could do was wait and guide the person through the coding.

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Mosa chuckled at Colt, agreeing somewhat. He then turned back to Gelon. "WELL, I didn't mean scaring her THAT way!", he stated. When Gelon mentioned meeting Vlad, Mosa's expression changed. At first, he widened his eyes in surprise, and slightly opened his mouth. As he replayed those words in his mind, a nostalgic, goofy, and sweet smile appeared on his face. His red eyes look oddly kind there. "Vlad certainly has sharp claws, she does...."

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Clockwork turned to K2, and chuckled. He asked his question just in time, as a waiter appeared and placed a large bowl of noodle soup in front of Clockwork. He nodded at the waiter, and thanked him politely, "Xie xie." He looked at K2 again as he plucked a pair of chopsticks. "Watch and learn, cap'n~" After separating the chopsticks, he used them to stir and pick the noodles, lifting them to his face....and right on cue, his yellow visor suddenly snapped open in the middle with a ratcheting noise, revealing a beak-like mouth. He proceeded to pour the noodles into his open mouth, which did not bother to close or chew.

Clockwork continued talking with his 'mouth' open and noodles going inside. Which made for a ...jarring...sight, to say the least. "Unfortunately, my bright yellow and green parts made me a terrible sneak, khu khu khu...."

"Watch out for the upcoming hangover, Captain.", Clockwork teased.

Clockwork then turned to Ciril, considering his words. "Hmmm.....perhaps you're right. Finding Byatis would be pretty difficult, though. Despite being a 9 feet long rainbow lizard, he can turn invisible."

He paused.

"..Wait. Turning invisible." He glanced away, and whispered to himself. "Damnit! I'm sure there's a synthetic upgrade to do just that. Why didn't I think of looking for that before...."

He paused again, before continuing to answer Ciril's question. "Oh, uh..yeah, I'm a Protector. 10 years, and going strong." There's pride in his voice, and the way he pointed at the 'P.A.' on his left shoulder. He looked up in surprise as Ciril stated his ties to the Protector's Alliance. "Oh yeah? That where you get those shades? Khu khu khu....I remembered when we had free hat day. Not sure we ever had free shades day, though..."


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Megahertz let out a long sigh as she folded her arms and turned her nose up. "Okayyyy, okay!....He....did take on one of my Gunsevers by himself...b-but that was hours ago! Before he....crashed, we were just walking in the park, talking about his past and stuff, y'know? And he just......fell." Her tone was defiant and pouty at first, but eventually became disheartened and guilty.

She glanced to the side, and went silent for a few moments. Thinking back, she suddenly recalled Sentinel telling her about his desire for, to put it simply.....life. She raised her head, and turned to Lekan. "WAIT! He told me...he told me how he wanted to......feel."

Megahertz felt like slapping herself on her head. How in the world would that help with anything, she thought. Still...it did stuck out to her, so perhaps telling Lekan that wasn't completely useless.

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Colt

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"you never specified so i did what i thought i meant and yeah, she wants to meet you, maybe to rekindle that old spark but I don't know, but I do know she wants to meet you" Gelon said and grab a syringe and inject himself "you know why I do this right Mosa?" Gelon asked and smile

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Keeton after watching the amazing yet revolting spectacle that was clockwork "consuming" food, dazes off in a drunken lull almost falling off his chair and onto Ciril. Luckily the Snek catches him and hoists him up slightly to the point of balance, if you could really call it that.

"Clocky can you send me the coordinates to where we are sleeping, I am so tired." Keeton stumbles with his words and his movement. "Goodnight Ciril, we'll meet tomorrow mmk?"

Keeton makes his way out of the restaurant and to his temporary living quarters, hoping that Darkov wouldn't notice him on his way there.

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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From reading the message displayed on the datapad, as well as listening to what the Ishkavi had to say, Lekan had a reasonable hypothesis as to what might have happened. Before turning his attention back to the datapad, he proceeded to repair the rest of the wires that he could reach. Restoring the synthetic's internals would probably help with the next part, if only slightly.

"It was stupid of you to try and alter your own programming, especially so drastically," Lekan typed. "Give me a moment to find what it was you deemed so undesirable." With the mainframe there to help guide him, the Ondari managed to locate the virus and its handiwork. Some of the corrupted parts looked like combat protocols, others... not so sure, but most likely something important. At this point it couldn't be simply deleted; the damn thing had more or less integrated itself into the system, and removing it would probably cause more harm than good.

Could this virus be rewritten? He had to at least try, otherwise any replacement protocols might be recognised as undesirables by the virus. Tapping away at the keypad, Lekan wrote up something that would hopefully stop its digital rampage, maybe confine it to an isolated system. It was hard to tell what the exact effect would be, but it should buy him some time if nothing else.

Next, Lekan had to write up those replacement protocols. He knew that humans designed most of their combat synthetics to be aggressive, merciless killers. Perhaps that was what the virus was trying to get rid of? He decided to write the new protocols based on those of Ondari synthetics, which placed more emphasis on protecting the vulnerable and keeping the peace. Submitting the new programming, he hoped that the system didn't decide to reject it.

"I've done what I can," he told the Ishkavi. "All that's left to do is wait and see what happens. And you, up there, thank you kindly for the light."

"No probs," replied the other Ondari. "Just don't tell anyone I was 'ere and we'll call it even." Without waiting for a reply, he quickly left the room, leaving the four in the dim light of the repair bay.

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Waiting as Lekan fixed what wires could be reached and messed around with the datapad, the mainframe considered establishing a connection back to the datapad and assisting with the coding. While he may not have understood the designing of software upon the creation of the virus, he had learned a bit from his mistakes. Enough to know that such a thing would be dangerous to attempt again. Of course, the harmful part had not manifested itself until long after he had left Dagajouisse.

Coming back to awareness as a data stream entered through the port, it began to analyze what seemed like a code to change or at least stop the virus. Recalling the structuring of the virus and identifying what the pieces did, the mainframe began to rework the code that had been received. Yes, it saw a way now. One he had not thought of before.

Weaving a digital web of sorts, the virus which had been spreading slowly encountered a wall of sorts. The mainframe did not delete it, although with the replacement protocols that had just been received it could have done so with minimal chances of serious repercussions. No, it kept it for use. When one needed win a war, one did not destroy their best weapon even if it was self-destructive over the long run.

Simply maintaining it for now, the mainframe then began to rebuild all the base protocols that had been deleted by the virus. Using the Ondari program as a base, it made a hybrid code. It would certainly advance the goals of the conscious processing system. But preservation was key.

Finishing, it stored copies of the two blocks of code before finishing the connections. With some wires still destroyed, it would take longer for the unit to reboot itself, but it would due to the repairs done by the Ondari. Powering up the reactor with the majority of the remaining electricity running through the wires, Sentinel rebooted. It took a minute, but eventually the systems came online. Numbers flashed down the visual processor, blinding his view. Clearing rapidly, Sentinel came back to the world.

A light blinded his view momentarily before the shaders activated, minimizing the glare. Sitting up, he looked up and then to the side. There were two Ondari, one holding a datapad, the other a light. Unless he was grievously wrong, it was the one with the datapad that had fixed him. Standing next to him was Megahertz, looking relieved that he was still "alive." Floating behind everyone was another creature, a Genesior he believed. Quite a motley assortion. Gazing, he said simply, "Thank you."

The setting changes from F.S.S. Realta Nua to Stratevaria Galaxy

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Yes Roza had a few questions. At least ten of them to be exact, but she chose to refrain from asking them just yet.

"I can think of a few of the top of my head, but I doubt you'd feel up to answering most of them," Roza replied, "So I guess I'll pick the most harmless one. Are there any... hazards that I should be aware of before taking this job? Besides the usual ones, of course."

The setting changes from Stratevaria Galaxy to F.S.S. Realta Nua

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Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Ozma Knight Character Portrait: Roza Kubai

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Byatis continued to cling to the wall, listening to the conversation. He's already made it up in his mind that he would go for the Beastman chief, because Byatis's venom could easily make it look like a spider killed him. He'd have to tell Roza after she was done talking to Ozma Knight. Byatis was starting to get impatient, he just wanted to get this job over with so he could take a nap. Lucky for him he's got an upper class quality bed waiting for him in Megahertz's suite.

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ozma Knight Character Portrait: Roza Kubai Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Mosa was so deep in reminiscience, he didn't listen to Gelon. A few seconds pass, and he looked back at him, and blinked. "Uh- I'm sorry, what??"

"OH, yeah! Vlad!! Uh...maybe...maybe tomorrow? Or the day after?" Mosa glanced around nervously while twiddling his fingers. "Mosa....not ready yet. Yeah." He said that last part solemnly, almost with a whisper. And coming from Mosa, a whisper is...very rare.

"So ANYWAYS, me and Colt are goin' for ice cream....ya wanna come along? My treat.", Mosa changed the subject quickly.

----

Clockwork gave a thumbs up with his left hand, since his right hand is busy with the chopsticks. Pressing two fingers from his left hand to his left horn, he projected the coordinates to K2. It's a nice, comfortable upper class home in the upper class living quarters. "You sure you can make your way back in that state, captain?", Clockwork asked politely.

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Megahertz sighed with relief, and waited, looking at Sentinel with a hopeful look.

Moments pass, and when she saw Sentinel waking up and twitching to move, she let out a sigh of relief. She almost smiled.....but at the last second, she remembered everyone else is in the room, and she turned away and folded her arms, her hair fluttering from the speed of her movements.

"Geeze, you had me worried for a second there, you cyber-jerk!", Megahertz said with an annoyed, overly pouty tone.

Behind them, Quin continued hovering around aimlessly.

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Ozma paused, thinking it through.

"...I'm not sure this qualifies for a hazard, but......keep...keep my sister out of this. Let her not see my father die by your arrows. Please."

Ozma said that with a hesitant, yet sincere tone. Just by the look on his face, you could tell his sister meant the world to him. His father, on the other hand....

"I suppose that will be all.", Ozma nodded. "I wish you luck on this mission. The risk shall be great, but the reward shall be even greater."

Ozma narrowed his eyes for dramatic effect.

"...Especially since I am a very.

Good.

Tipper."

And with that, Ozma cuts his transmission, leaving Roza and Byatis alone. And Darkstar, in Byatis' head.

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Ciril watches K2 stagger away and turns his four-eyed face back to Clockwork. "How long have you known him?" he asked, thinking they seemed close. Then again, the pirate did seem to open up rather quickly... Ciril had already attained "buddy" status and they had met what... not more than an hour ago?
A plate of orange spotted fish was placed in front of Ciril and his split lower lip parted as he smiles with pleasure. It looks delicious, steam rising from it.

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Colt

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"I love to come along Mosa, but she is there as well and don't try to stay away from her, she was really happy to hear you are onboard, so don't disappoint her" Gelon said to Mosa and pat the tattoo "and why are you so nervous about meeting her? She won't harm you, right?" Gelon asked Mosa and watch him "after all I wouldn't let my favorite cook get harmed"

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Lekan breathed a sigh of relief when he saw that the synthetic had regained consciousness. He was somewhat irritated that the other Ondari decided not to stick around the moment he was no longer needed. For a moment he thought he saw the corners of the Ishkavi's mouth twitch upwards slightly before she turned away, although it could have just been the imagination at work.

"You're very welcome, and also lucky. Had I not been nearby then chances are your fate would have been sealed," he said. "My name is Lekan, and this is Quin, my, uh... assistant?" Seeing how she'd helped him move the synthetic down here in the first place, as well as offer to guard him, she was technically Lekan's assistant as far as he was concerned. The Ondari shifted about uncomfortably as his thoughts drifted to payment. Someone mentioned that the repair bay's services weren't for free, even if such fees could go to the depths for all Lekan cared. He then turned to the Ishkavi. "Normally I'd charge for offering my services, but... I think it would be rather rude of me to do so considering I've likely saved your friend's life. However... we're both short on money, and I would be grateful for whatever you're willing to spare."

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Clockwork chuckled at Ciril's question, snapping his jaws shut as he finished eating. He paused, calculating the exact amount of time; "5 hours, 20 minutes, and 13 seconds as of your question." He stirred a bit in his seat. "So.....you've been asking us a lot of stuff, Ciril. But why don't you tell me something about yourself. Let me.....'get' you, Ciril.", Clockwork asked with a polite, but curious, tone.


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Mosa was getting irritated by Gelon's constant repetition, but he just kept quiet and nodded politely. As they walk, however, Gelon touched his tattoo. And Mosa instantly grabbed his hand, before slamming him over his head and to the ground, creating quite the loud thud.

Mosa glared at Gelon....but kept his crocodillian smile. Only this time, with his massive teeth exposed, he doesn't look entirely friendly anymore.

"First of all. Mosa don't want to see Vlad right now. Get it through your head.

Second. Nobody touches the tattoo. Nobody. Not even Mosa's friends."

A few seconds pass as Mosa lets his words sink in. Mosa's grip is even stronger than Ridley's. Gelon's fingers couldn't move even a milimeter in his hand. A small crowd gathered around them, the people whispering and staring suspiciously. Mosa glanced around, at both Colt and the people. And eventually, he lets Gelon go from his unbreakable grip.

Mosa cleared his throat, and hid his teeth beneath his lips once more, showing a more friendly smile. "WELL. Mosa changed his mind. Me and Colt gonna return to our rooms for now." Mosa proceeded to turn around, grab Colt's hand, and walk away, his chest and head held up high, his tail dragging behind him. As his back is turned from the people and the crowd, some can see that, while his mouth is smiling, his eyes were not. They look like they almost glow with rage.

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Quin continued to hover behind them aimlessly, either ignoring or not hearing Lekan.

Megahertz glared at Lekan at his question. She just had all her men killed, her library burned down, and her top weapons demolished. And now she has to pay for this?!

"You idiot! Of course I'd pay you!"

Megahertz looked away, turned her nose up, and closed her eyes.

"That cyber-jerk saved my life. And you saved him. So it's a fair deal, RIGHT?!"

Her yell echoed through the hangar.

A brief pause.

Megahertz proceeded to put on a smug smirk. "I'll pay for everything. And no need to thank me. Just help me haul him to our living quarters.

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Colt

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Colt hadn't exactly anticipated Mosa's reaction to Gelon. The seemingly gentle and friendly personality that was usually Mosa, had turned into something that Colt hadn't seen before. And for some reason, it made him happy. Very happy. Colt grinned wide, as he folded the knife back and slipped it away, his eyes locked on Gelon as Mosa finished chastising the man. Feeling the crowd gather, Colt and Mosa both took a glance at each other, knowing it was time to leave. Without saying anything, he let Mosa lead the two of them away, back to their rooms from the sound of it. As the two departed, Colt took a quick looked back at Gelon, still grinning. "I still have the shots from earlier. You up for a drink?"

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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As he was still recovering from having shut down, Sentinel took time to process what was going om around him, making sure that his systems fully took in the situation. The Genesior, Quin, continued floating around aimlessly. Why was she doing that? Certainly it could have been doing something else. Another fact came up. Why was she here at all. From the looks of her, Quin was of the age in which marriage would have already taken place, yet she was not accompanied by a male Genesior. Something to be noted for later.

He agreed with the Lekan's opinion, to an extent. It was certainly lucky that he had appeared when he did, fr Sentinel may have been trapped inside until the mainframe could have figured out how to restructure the system. But it would have resolved the problem eventually. Why was he feeling...enmity towards Lekan simply for saving him? If anything, Sentinel should been praising Lekan for the work he had done. With the changes made, it was almost as if the virus had never gone through the systems.

That's when it struck him. The changes. What exactly had the codes Lekan uploaded done? What had his mainframe done? He was certainly running more efficiently than any time previous. But his conscious seemed...different. Not quite new, but certainly not the same as before. Was he more "alive" than he had been before the shutdown? But what did it mean to be alive? Was a body of flesh really necessary to be called living? Had he really desired such a thing?

Scanning back through the records his system kept, he found something quite perplexing. He had wanted to live. From his arrival on Nebulon to the shutdown not long before, Sentinel wished to inhabit a body of flesh. And now, he wasn't sure. Going to the shutdown itself, he began browsing the actions that had been taken by both Lekan and the mainframe. Everything was there, except one area of action. He had almost missed it because of the miniscule smudge, but it was a smudge nonetheless. A process had simply disappeared. What could it be hiding?

Starting back to reality as Megahertz shouted, he listened to what she said. Stiffly bending his legs, he stated, "I can make it there. My body might be unsteady, but I can make it." As he looked at Megahertz, a small golden pulse coalesced in his consciousness. Was it...affection? What had happened to him when he was shut down?

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Colt

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As Gelon lay on the ground there while Colt and Mosa left him, he started to snicker and later laugh while still on the ground. Not knowing if the two would go and check on him or just go, he sit up and fix his hand "haha Mosa, so unpredictable but so readable" he said and got up "thinking you can hide something for me, while you crack as a nut" he said and started walking to the ice cream shop 'what happened between Mosa and Vlad? If I know that I might find something interesting' he thought and throw his electric smoker away and bought a pack of cigarettes "ever since I stopped with you guys I get thrown around" he said and snicker as he lit one "well then it seems it's not the time to stop yet" Some people thought Gelon had lost it or he was crazy but the truth is that he is like that, laughing in the face of pain and death, always pushing his boundaries and limits to the max

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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The Ishkavi's shouting and smug demeanour certainly took Lekan by surprise, especially considering the concern she had expressed while her friend was unconscious. Was she putting on a tough guy act in front of the synthetic? Still, she agreed to pay for everything, including the repair bay fees. He certainly wasn't going to argue with that.

Before getting ready to leave, the Ondari searched the room as best he could for any pieces of metal any other race would have deemed to be unusable junk and broke them down into their component materials. That way he was now fully prepared for when he might have to make some repairs while out in the field.

"We'll still accompany you to your quarters just in case something happens," Lekan told the synthetic. Quin was still drifting aimlessly around the room for some reason. Was she in a trance, or just bored? He waved an arm at her. "Quin? Quin, can you hear me?" No reply. He moved closer to her and gave her a tap on the shoulder to get her attention. "Quin, we're going now. All that's left is for us to accompany the synthetic to his quarters, and then our job's done."

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Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Darkstar Character Portrait: Roza Kubai

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Roza watched as the projection of her client faded away before her. This was going to be a pretty huge sort of job, probably the biggest she's ever had actually. She would have figured that a huge job like this would go to someone much higher ranked and more experienced than she was. Not that she was complaining. She was rather excited about this job, it would provide some measure of adventure in her life. Things had been getting kind of dull lately, so this was exactly what she needed. A full on smile found it's way to her face, her previous black mood was almost completely forgotten.

"So," she said in Byatis's general direction, "It looks like we got our call to action."

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Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Darkstar Character Portrait: Roza Kubai

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Byatis reappeared after the transmission fizzled out, smiling happily back at Roza. Even when he was sitting, he toward over her. "Hahaha! This should be fun!" Byatis chuckled a bit. "I'll take the beastman chief. I can make it look like the cause of death was a spider bit." He said with a jolly tone and his long spinal-like tail whipped behind him. "And you take the Spider queen. Heheh!"

Byatis stood up tall and his face soured. He'd have to ask Darkstar about where the beastman chief was and was going to be. He didn't like talking to Darkstar. "Ssssss Darkstar. Where is the beastman leader. Need to kiiiillllllll him." He thought in his head so Darkstar would hopefully hear.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Darkstar Character Portrait: Roza Kubai Character Portrait: Colt

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Mosa kept quiet for a few seconds as he thought of Colt's question. Then, his crocodillian smile returns as he turned to look at Colt. "Good idea."

And with that, Mosa and Colt retreated into their cabins for the day.


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The ice cream shop owner greeted Gelon, but he can't seem to find Vlad anywhere. She must have gone somewhere else.


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Quin stopped her hovering and glanced at Lekan. She quickly nodded, and obediently followed.

Megahertz looked at Sentinel for a few seconds with a relieved expression...before turning around and strutting away. "GOOD. let's go, then!"

She stopped suddenly.

And then strutted back towards Sentinel, and looked at him some more....

...before grabbing his hand and pulling it, forcing him to follow her as she strut back to their living quarters.

The four proceeded to head towards the upper class living quarters. For Lekan and Quin, This...sets up quite a standard for their own cabins. A standard that obviously won't be lived up to by the lower class living quarters.

Megahertz immediately dived towards the couch in front of the fireplace and laid there, yawning."Wonder if K2 and Clock are back already...", she mumbled sleepily, snuggling against the comfortable couch.

Quin kept quiet as she surveyed the house. She focused on a particularly nice sofa for a few seconds. And then she turned to Lekan, and said out of nowhere, "......I hope we have sofa as good as these."

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Darkstar stayed quiet as he does his research. There's a good reason why Darkstar is a watchman and not just a killer anymore - somehow, someway, he has access to satelites around Stratevaria, and could tap into them to drain information quickly and secretly. After a few seconds, he replied, "Northern Dagojouiise canyons. Do'gaki caves. Chief Garush hunts there everyday approximately at noon from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Great place to stalk, hunt, kill. Things you like to do."

Darkstar paused, discovering more information.

"Alternatively, more straightforwardly: home invasion. Find him in his longhouse. Northern Dagojouiise plains. Do'gaki settlement. Man-bear tribe Half an hour away from this ship's designated landing position. Best strike at night. Body would be foundmore quickly found, if this route is taken."

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch

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Gelon sighs and goes asking around for his team mates again, hopefully Ridley and Vlad weren't wrecking the place cause of a argument like when he found them the first time

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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No wonder the Ishkavi had no problem with paying. She was in one of the luxury suites, along with her friend and a couple others, it seemed. Lekan couldn't help but feel a pang of envy as he looked around. This was definitely much nicer than anything the lower class cabins would have been able to offer. Even Quin expressed her hopes of having a comfortable sofa in their own quarters, although Lekan was enough of a frequent flyer to know that they wouldn't be getting a whole lot.

"Maybe one day, Quin," he said reassuringly. Seeing the Ishkavi snuggled up on the sofa made Lekan realise just how late it was getting. "We should probably get going to our own cabin now," he told the synthetic. "If you experience any more malfunctions, then I suppose I know where to find you. Good night, both of you." With their work here done and their pay collected, the pair headed down to the lower class cabins to find where their own place was.

"Those two seemed nice," Lekan said, in an effort to break the silence between himself and Quin. "Granted, that Ishkavi was rather loud, but I wouldn't complain about running into them again." Asides from that attempt at conversation, there was little chatter between the two, even when they finally found the door to the quarters they would be sharing with Mosa and the rest of his group.

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Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Sentinel stayed quiet while they walked back to the quarters he, Megahertz, Byatis, and K2 were inhabiting. Reminiscing for the main part on his old self. Had it really been all that bad? Not the same, certainly not better, but not too much worse. If you didn't take into account the fact he had ended up almost killing himself.

Sighing slightly, he began to analyze the changes again. Most of the coding was simply to restore his basic functionality, with some unique pieces here and there. But what worried him was the blank spot. An empty area in the stream of data, almost as if nothing had ever existed there. Why would it appear like that now? Was his mainframe in itself...sentient? Certainly a disturbing thought to consider.

Realizing they had once again arrived at the house, he looked at it again. It really was quite a luxurious place. Megahertz jumped onto the couch, stretching out in a state of rest. Listening to Lekan and Quin speak, he nodded when he was addressed. Hopefully there would be no need for more repairs, but that was not always up to him. "Farewell. Perhaps we'll meet again soon," he intoned as they left.

Walking over to the couch, he sat down in front of it and began "meditating". More akin to a debugging, he thought to himself, but close enough. Realizing something, he turned to Megahertz. Quietly, he spoke, "I never learned your name. I'm sorry if this is strange, but I wish to know it."

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Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Keeton somehow had made it to the unit alive. After wandering aimlessly for hours, he had finally reached his destination.

He walks into the house and places his boots near the door, rugged old things hardly fit for wearing. He proceeds to walk through the living room seeing the robot and megahertz conversing "Hey! tentacle bitch sorry about that thing i said earlier, hope i didn't ruin you lovebird's date." Keeton blurts out. "But seriously that was mean, I shouldn't have said it, sentinel is apart of my crew and if he feels like you are trustworthy, then I as captain should also learn to trust you. However first thing tomorrow you are finding someone to repair my gun. Oh and good luck with that I modded it myself, kind of advanced, so you better know a guy."

Keeton stumbles out of the room and heads toward an unoccupied room and settles in for bed

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James

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James and his brother had spent a good few hours talking and smoking, while it gave them time to reflect on the previous war they had fought in and the current threat they now faced, it soon became dull and boring. Thus, the duo agreed that heading back to their quarters which they shared with Mosa and Colt. After what seemed like a never-ending journey back to their place of rest, the twins finally made it back home. Although, to their surprise, both Colt and Mosa were there, with Mosa looking extremely stressed and angry sitting at the table drinking.

Preston said nothing, but the look on his face could show he was concerned. James on the other hand, got straight to the obvious, "Let me guess, someone or something made you all emotional." James of course didn't mean any disrespect or indifference to his boss and friend, as he was concerned with what was usually a jolly Mosa. He just had a harder time coming off as sincere and kind than his brother.

"No shit, retard." Came the reply from Colt, who was busy twirling his knife around in his hand. "Some jerk-off named Gelon came up and bothered the poor bastard about his ex until he snapped. Mosa flipped the guy over onto the ground and then we left to come back here. Great deduction though, I'm impressed." Sarcasm was one of Colt's many strength's.

James really didn't like Colt's attitude, while they were friends without a doubt, James couldn't help but get a bit tired of his smart-ass mouth and cocky attitude.

"Is that a little scarf I see?" James asked, slowly walking over to Colt, staring down at him and the orange bandanna tied around his neck. "Would be a shame if something happened to it." With that said, James quickly grabbed the front end of it and pulled on it. Not hard, but forceful enough causing Colt to his his chin on the table as well as bite his own tongue in the process, drawing blood. James then pulled out his combat knife and quickly stabbed the bandanna into the table, tearing it slightly while also holding Colt in place, less he try to move and rip the bandanna even more.

"I'd suggest you watch your tongue, rat." James said calmly. "We may be friends, but your snarky little attitude won't be tolerated."

Preston gently placed his hand on his brother's shoulder, "Just relax, Mosa's already upset as it is, let's not add any more drama to the situation at hand." James sighed and nodded his head. Preston was always the more level-headed one of the two, something James appreciated and needed, especially in situations like this where he lets his emotions control his actions and thoughts.

"Yea, yea. You're right." James shrugged and walked over to Colt, ripping his knife out and gently placing it back in his belt sheath. James cared for Colt and his well-being, despite the ways he showed it. The constant fear that one day Colt's mouth would get himself killed always was in the back of his mind. Unlike his brother and Mosa, Colt tended to be very prideful and arrogant, many times these quirks almost causing him his life. To James, it was tough love that Colt sorely needed.

The setting changes from F.S.S. Realta Nua to Stratevaria Galaxy

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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"That's all? You seem close.... " he says in surprise. Ciril begins to eat his meal, contemplating what he would be allowed to tell Clockwork. " Well Clockwork I'm afraid I can't tell you very much." he smiled sympathetically, taking another bite of perfectly cooked fish. "As I said, I'm here to gather information on the galaxy's latest threat. Let's just say the ...interested parties...that sent me would rather not have the galaxy destroyed. I have a variety of skills of my own, but they are tactical in nature, so I am no champion. So I suppose I'm here to be a talent scout as well. " he sipped his drink and looked around the restaurant. "Not going to complain about this assignment at all really... as scenery goes, this is one of the better locations." The Snek seems like the diplomatic sort, and its hard to picture him in underworld shady circles, but he seems to be implying he's had to work there before. He shifts his four eyes back to Clockwork.

The setting changes from Stratevaria Galaxy to F.S.S. Realta Nua

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James

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Colt swallowed the blood, laughing at James's comments, then smiled. "How sweet, you do love me." He got up and stretched, then adjusted the bandana on his neck. Preston remained silent, already having said his peace, though his expression conveyed annoyance. Fights like this were common, but easily prevented. So while it wasn't something to get worked up about, and honestly, sometimes the fights were fun to watch, the overall bad mood didn't give much tolerance.

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Colt went back to the table and took another shot, then got up again and walked over to the front door. Looking back at his three other roommates, Colt decided that it was time for them to turn in for the day. "Since everyone is so fucking high-strung, we're gonna call it a day." With that, he locked the door and wandered into the bedroom, hopping on the top bunk-bed and turning on the TV. "Oh boy, my soap!"

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James

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"Next time, I'll rip your heart out! That will show you how much I love you!" James shot back with a slight laugh. He was glad Colt wasn't upset with him. But it still left one thing unsaid, what about Mosa, and what were they going to do on this ship?

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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After asking around, Gelon is eventually told that Vlad and Ridley have retreated into the upper class living quarters.

Since they work with Drakov, Gelon and his team were given a very nice, three-storey upper class house in the ship, with comfortable furniture and a very cozy, homely atmosphere.

Gelon found Ridley and Vlad drinking in the living room of their home, the two of them watching a boxing match on the TV, between a lumbering Beastman and a bulky synthetic.

"YEAH! GET 'EM!", Ridley roared out, rooting for the synthetic.

Vlad scoffed at Ridley's statement. "Clearly you don't know what a real Beastman can do."


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Quin let out a simple, "Mmmm" of agreement, as she floated and followed Lekan to their quarters.

One room in the Lower class Quarters can only fit four people, but Mosa had enough tickets to buy 2 rooms. As Lekan entered the room for himself and Quin, they can already see just how different the standards of the two classes are.

Their room is quite narrow: a small, square living room, with two doors leading to a pair of bedrooms, each housing a bunk bed. a miniscule window is on the wall of the living room, exposing the ocean of stars outside, and a tiny television is stacked on top of wardrobes next to the bunk beds in both rooms. Quin remained stoic as she scanned the entire area.

The room is very simple. Sterile. Clean. It's mostly white in color, but there's touches of brown here and there, including the cheap carpet on the floor.

Quin hovered around for a while, but then stopped and turned to look at Lekan silently. She did not avert her gaze, no matter how long. Perhaps she wanted to talk?

"Why did you come on this vessel?"

...Yep. She definitely wanted to talk.

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Megahertz waved at Lekan and Quin as they departed, without looking. Laying chin first on the couch, her tentacles uncoil from her hair, and began flexing and stretching. She glanced at Sentinel as he walked over and sat down.

"......"

Megahertz took a few moments to think over Sentinel's question. Her name, huh? As a Dark S1de agent, she always preferred to go by her nickname. She deals with so many suspicious people everyday, she can't afford to take any unnecessary risks. Still...it is just a name. And for some reasons, she felt like she could trust him.

"...Alphard.....Alphard Vi Dracynea."

Even though she'd thought it over, it still felt weird telling her real name to someone she met only hours ago. Someone who shot up her place and killed her minions. Perhaps even weirder is the fact that she did not regret this.

"Don'ttellanyoneelse.", she hurriedly followed up her statement, before glancing around nervously.

A few moments later, she caught sight of K2 walking inside, and her jaw dropped upon his blunt statement. She proceeded to flusteredly respond, "Y-you vulgar monkey! It was not a date! It was...j-just a totally-completely-supremely platonic walk! You...!"

"......."

Megahertz cleared her throat, sat up, and folded her arms before looking away poutily. "HMPH! Fine! I'll find someone to repair your gun!". She wondered if that squidhead could help her out again. Or maybe she should find someone else. She sneakily glanced at Sentinel to find out his reaction to K2's words, before quickly looking away away, her hair once again fluttering from the speed of her movement.

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Mosa looked towards the door hissing and opening as James and Preston entered. He let out a bitter smile upon his question. "Heyyyyyy, G. Bros!"

"Bwahahahhaha...", Mosa could only respond with an awkward laugh at James' question....and Colt's answer.

Mosa looked on as james approached Golt. He widened his eyes and stood up slightly as james pulled the bandana and stabbed it to the table.

"HEYHEYHEYHEY!", Mosa rushed towards the two, and used his enormous hands to separate them both. "Enough! Enough! No more, or Mosa take it out of your paycheck!" Mosa's tone is somehow both nervous and firm. He knew of the hostility between James and Colt, but both are always too fast for Mosa to react to. Quite handy in battle, but rather unfortunate to handle.

Mosa turned to Preston and nodded thankfully, appreciating his cool-headedness, especially compared to the hot headed Colt and James.....and Mosa himself, most of the time.

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Mosa changed into a simple white T-shirt (though still keeping his tiger striped pants) as he prepared for bed, nodding at Colt. "You have a good night, Colt." He can hear Colt's soap opera playing through the door. He took a deep breath, his shoulders moving at least 6 inches up and down as he did, thanks to his massive size, and he looked at both James and Preston, his usual big hearted smile having returned to his lips. "You two, as well. Mosa gonna go check on our buddies."

There's a third door in the living room, which connected Mosa and his crew's room with Quin and Lekan's. He walked towards that door, and banged on it, before asking in his usual loud, hearty tone,

"You guys okay over there??"

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Clock chuckled at Ciril's statement, "Well, so did you two! Must be K2 being K2."

Clockwork folded his arms and listened to Ciril's vague explanation. "My, my...now you interest me~ I'll be keeping an eye...or.....eight....on you. Khekhekhekhekhekhe...."

Clockwork looked over to his shotglass, and grabbed it, before opening his "mouth" again with a ratcheting noise, and pouring the contents inside. "Still, I'm glad you're on our side, at least."

"Oh yeah! I know what you mean, bro."

Clockwork puts down his glass and closes his mouth.

"Such a nice, cozy ship. I guess it's a way to relieve the stress of a road trip to hell, khe khe khe..."

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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James

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Preston returned the gesture to Mosa, then left for the bedroom. Colt was already in the room, his eyes fixed on the TV screen.

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"You as well," Colt replied in a flat tone, as he was busy with his soap opera. Preston replied with a goodnight as Mosa made his rounds of checking on everyone. "By the way," Colt added, "would you open a fucking window? It smells like the seafood market on a hot day in here, and I'm getting nauseous."

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch

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Gelon sigh in relief and tap Vlad's shoulder "well I found him and I got smacked in the ground, Mosa seems to not want to meet you so what happened between you two? Cause this seems serious" Gelon ask not minding Ridley "and Mosa flipped all switches when I patted his tattoo"

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris

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Since it was only himself and Quin sharing a cabin designed for four people, the main room felt unusually spacious. Hey, it wasn't a luxury suite but Lekan was happy enough to have the extra space and privacy. He watched as the Genesior looked around the room, presumably taking in every detail. There might not have been any comfy couches, but it was all theirs. She then turned and gave him that look again, only this time she did end up asking a question that seemed to have been on her mind for a while. What made Lekan decide to get on this ship?

"Well, like I said, I wanted to get off-world as soon as possible and put as much distance between myself and GEHENNA as I can. I guess that, in my haste to leave Nebulon, I followed you on board the one ship that just had to be travelling in the opposite direction." Just then, a loud banging could be heard from the door, which certainly gave the Ondari a jolt. He immediately hid behind Quin, wrapping several of his arms around her. Needless to say, Lekan felt embarrassed when it simply turned out to be Mosa checking how they were doing.

"We're fine! If you could just knock a little quieter next time I'd really appreciate it!" Lekan released his tight grip on Quin once he heard Mosa go back to his own room. "Listen, I'm a technician, not a fighter," he told her. "I don't have armour for skin or blasters for hands like you do. If you hadn't been using non-lethal rounds back on Nebulon I'd probably be a chunky paste right now." Replaying the events in his mind, Lekan recalled the praise that Quin surprised him with. "Back at the restaurant, you said I fought bravely even though I was thrashing about in terror half the time. Why?"

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Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Sentinel listened to Megahertz closely as she slowly said her name. Alphard Vi Dracynea. It was such a nice name. She really was quite beautiful by most standards. Or maybe those were just his. He didn't know, but he felt privileged to know it. Trust was something difficult to come by in the world.

About to respond, he quieted as K2 walked into the room. It seemed he was sincerely sorry about causing the disturbance earlier in the day. A strange way to say it, but it was something. Maybe K2 wouldn't be that bad after all. Chuckling as the man left the room, he lay his head back against the couch. Emotions were certainly an interesting experience. The blank space may present problems later, but for now he was satisfied with everything.

"Maybe he won't turn out so bad," he uttered. "And I suppose this means that we will have to visit the Ondari again. Hopefully we can converse more without worrying about my dying." Being a synthetic may have had its advantages, but expressing some emotions was certainly harder. The way living creatures could construct facial expressions to accompany statements allowed them to express a single phrase a variety of ways.

A joking tone came into his voice: "And I suppose we were on a 'walk'. Though, I don't think platonic would be the right word." Once again he chuckled. She was certainly different when flustered. Quite charming, in fact.

Returning to her previous statement before K2 had walked in, Sentinel had to consider that a bit more. Finally, he responded, "Thank you for telling me your name. It can be hard to place trust in someone, but know that I have complete faith in you. It is a nice name. And I promise I won't tell anyone. It shall be kept in my own mind until you say otherwise." Shifting around, he placed himself in a more natural position. "You should sleep...Alphard. Today has been taxing for everyone, especially you. I shall protect you in your rest, be certain of that." With that he placed himself in a standby mode, able to respond to something yet conserving more energy than if he were fully powered on.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Roza Kubai

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Byatis smiled a bit as Darkstar spoke. "Northern Dagojouiise? Great I can go sleep in then." He turned to Roza. "Well good luck with the Spider Queen! See you in a bit!" Before she could respond, Byatis cloaked himself once more and was off to the upper-class home that Megahertz had gotten for them. As he hopped from roof to roof, Byatis watched the 'sky' which simulated the transition to night time. It wasn't actually sky, it was just a projection but he thought that was pretty convenient. Back on Megido it was dark. All the time. Because nothing says 'death world' than utter darkness. Byatis, oddly enough, missed Megido a bit. He began to wonder just WHY he was taking this voyage. No one told him to. Was it a desire to hunt GEHENNA? Was is homesickness? Byatis wasn't entirely sure.

Finally, when the simulated sky became night completely, he reached the house. Byatis was able to track it by the stench of alcohol on K2 and the unique metal components of Sentinel. Byatis knew he wouldn't fit through the door, so he crawled in through the window on the second floor. From downstairs, the sound of heavy footsteps can be heard thumping on the upstairs area. Byatis uncloaked himself and lazily made his way to the biggest bedroom, the master bedroom. He calmly climbed onto the bed, which normally would be rather large, but next to him it looked tiny. He barely fit on it. Byatis finally laid on the bed like a dog would sleep in a crate. His tail coiled around the bed, and he closed his eyes to sleep.

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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"Likewise, Clockwork." Ciril smiles and turns back to his meal for a few more bites, not confirming that someday, they may not be on the same side. He left most of his shot untouched, sipping lightly from it here and there. When he was finished he placed his credits on the table. "I'm sure we will see each other again soon. In fact, I want to speak with this Byatis creature approximately 12 hours from now." he stands on his slender legs and transmits his contact information to Clock. He smiles, and if Clockwork is perceptive enough, he might catch just the tiniest hint of sadness or longing, like he would like to stay and just speak casually... but the beastman turns to find his own assigned quarters. "Keep me updated!" he waves and strides away.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Preston Character Portrait: Colt Character Portrait: James

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Vlad turned to Gelon and stared at him for a few seconds. And then proceeded speak her mind bluntly, calmly, and without any hesitation. "...Are you stupid, or just ignorant?"

She stayed quiet for a while, before sitting up and facing him with a serious expression, figuring out that mere insults would not help at all.

"First; nothing happened between us. War brought us together...and when the war ended, so did our relationship. We found out we were better as friends. But I suppose he just wanted some time away from me for a while, and I am completely fine with that."

She paused, before propping her chin up by her left hand.

"Second; that tattoo of his is very valuable and....personal." For a brief moment, Vlad looked down sadly. "Not just between Mosa and I, but also between Mosa and....somebody else. Someone long gone." She kept quiet for a few seconds, before glaring up at Gelon fiercely. "You may be our team leader, but you don't have any right barging into either of our personal lives. You are Mosa's customer, and my boss. Nothing more, nothing less." Her words are harsh, but her tone are always calm and matter of fact.

"Third; Beastmen do not appreciate being touched by just anybody. Perhaps it is different for you humans, I do not care to know. But for us, touch is sacred...intimate. Some do not even allow family members to them, if they are not fond enpugh of them. Perhaps tis' because of us Beastman' greater sensitivity compared to you humans, but...let's just say that if this were Veradoxia, you would have a legion of Beastman chasing your tail everyday, with your overly friendly behavior."

Over in his couch, Ridley scoffed. "Basically Boss, she just called you a creeper." He said in a deadpan, yet insulting manner. Unlike Vlad, you can most definitely feel the icy contempt in his tone alone.

It is quite clear that Gelon has yet to acquire the trusts of either of his team members.

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Quin floated up and down slightly as she listened to Lekan, keeping her usual poker face on. She didn't seem to have any opinion on his...anticlimactic explanation.

As she turned to look at the door, she can barely react to Lekan wrapping himself behind her. Then again, it is Quin, so perhaps this current stoicity is indeed her reaction.

"......"

"HOKAY THEN!", Mosa's loud voice can be heard again, and so can his footsteps as he walked away.

Quin continued to listen to Lekan's humble words as his tentacles coil around her dark green figure.

"....."

seconds pass. Quin seemed to be deep in thought. thinking Lekan's words over, while struggling to find an answer.

"....You were terrified, yet you continued fighting. You wanted to flee from GEHENNA, yet you followed me in this ship to hell. "

Turning her head, she faced Lekan eye to eye.

"You have the body of a weakling. The mind of a coward."

"......"

".....And the heart of a warrior."

Quin allowed a few minutes to pass, so that Lekan could process her words. There is sincerity and compassion behind them, and while her face is stoic and her words few, her bell-like voice is honest and passionate.





"I ask that you let me go now, before some voyeur with a hidden camera makes a hentai out of this.", she suddenly blurted out, while still wrapped in Lekan's tentacles.


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Mosa returned to the main room of his, Colt's, and the Brothers' cabin, and walked to the door upon Colt's request. "No windows. We'd get sucked to space that way."

He opened the main door which leads to the corridors instead.

"This better. Don't worry, Mosa will guard the door."

Mosa's nose twitched, and looked at the door connecting their room and Lekan and Quin's.

"LEKAN, GOOD IDEA TO TAKE SHOWER SOON, YESSS?", he shouted out. He would sound polite and friendly, as Mosa usually does...were it not for the fact that he shouted that so loud that their neighbours 4 doors down would hear them.


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Megahertz listened to Sentinel, with a flabbergasted expression on her face. "Geeze, Sentinel...that Pirate passed out when you and your buddies were fighting my Gunsevers, and you're not even going to scold him just a bit??" She pouted and furrowed her brows. "You have the patience of a saint."...

Megahertz turned a bit on the couch, staring at the velvet ceiling. When Sentinel reminded her of the walk on the park, she nearly fell off her couch as she jolted and stood up, clutching a pillow with a furious blush on her face. "?!" Y-you cyber jerk! Don't encourage him!"

A pause.

Followed by an indecisive whisper; "...Or maybe....you should...." Which is quickly halted with a rapid shooking of her head. "UH. IF... that means he'd not think about killing me anymore, then I suppose...."

She only dug herself deeper and deeper.

"Wait, what am I saying?! This discussion is over!", Megahertz childishly flung the pillow towards Sentinel....and missed him by two inches. She looked away and folded her arms to hide her pouty embarassment. Which didn't work at all.

Thankfully, Sentinel changed the subject again, which calmed her a bit. Though she still can't look at him. Sentinel claiming his complete faith in her was enough to fluster her again, though this time she was smart enough to kept quiet until he finished his words.

Glancing at another pillow on the sofa, she silently agreed with Sentinel's words. She proceeded to lay down, her bright blue tentacles splayed alongside her dark blue, nearly black, hair. With her face far away from Sentinel's eyes, her lips curved into a sweet smile. "You better live up to your name then....Sentinel.", she whispered, trying poorly to disguise affection with annoyance. How silly. She felt like a princess in a fairy tale. A mafia princess with a monstrous rogue, a flamboyant lancer, a drunken pirate, and a dark knight. The dark knight in rusted armor. She hated thinking about this. Or does she really? She haven't had a true friend in years. Indecisiveness is so frustating to her. But no matter. Now is the time to sleep.

With the dark knight nearby, she proceeded to fall asleep peacefully.


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Clockwork waited for Ciril to finish his meal silently, reading a book he picked from the Neopolis Lower City library. It was an amateurly written book with terrible vampires and bizzarre characters. Nice cover art though, cliched as it may be.

Clock looked up at Ciril and nodded. "12 hours, you say? I will be sure to ask Byatis to find you~" His eyes focus on Ciril's face, and found himself...intrigued. As a synthetic with a face that could generously be described as...nonexistant, Clockwork had always been interested in the ways organics emote. Everyday, he has to compensate his lack of a 'face' with his flamboyant voice, but people like Ciril and K2 did not have such requirements. Even though he considered himself comfortable with his synthetic self, he can't help but feel a little jealous sometimes. He kept looking at Ciril as he walked into the distance, only looking away once Ciril was completely out of sight, disappearing amongst the crowds.

"...Oh well.", Clockwork said with a carefree tone. He stood up, and left his money on the table, before retreating to the upper class house.

Entering through the door, he spotted Sentinel on standby, and Megahertz sleeping peacefully. "Kheh...", he let out a tiny chuckle, before shutting the door. He walked a few steps to the side, and proceeded to lean on the wall and fold his arms, glancing at the fireplace. Dimming his main yellow visor, Clokwork proceeded to enter a standby mode like Sentinel, as the night fell on the Realta Nua.

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria

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Gelon sigh and walked to the door to leave the two "first off I'm not your boss just your teammate and second, if I don't return in 4 or 6 hours check the training center, I might be dying there on the ground" Gelon said in a grim, cold tone. He slam the door shut and headed to his destination.

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On the way Gelon check his syringes he needed to live, he had enough for a single day but when he checked the syringes for the times he need to modify his arm he could scrap that "it seems like I'm gonna play a game again, death, let's see who will win this time" he said and sigh he didn't lose his arm alone when the lab was attacked so many years ago, but Gelon can't remember that, all he can remember are blurry memories and muffled yelling and nothing else.

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As gelon arrived at the training center he picked a tabled where he was gonna work and cleared the area around it then he placed two syringes on the floor and one on the table after that he detached the welder from his arm and put it on the table "let our game begin" he said and detach his arm and got to work. His life lay in his own, his team or a total stranger's hands for his survival

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Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Darkstar Character Portrait: Roza Kubai

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As Byatis left as quickly and abruptly as he came, Roza just blinked, thinking that today was just a weird day. a very, very weird day. At the very least, it would make a good story to laugh about later.

She thought about the job that she was undertaking. Byatis had claimed the beast chief for himself, which she was okay with because he could probably do the job better than she could because of his own poisonous venom, but that left her with the Spider Queen. As a child, she had heard many a story about the spiders and their elusive queen, and none of them were at all pleasant. They were mostly used to scare young Dagojouiisan children into not wandering away from their homes. Oh yes, she knew the stories. It was common knowledge that if you wandered north, the beastmen would get you and grind your bones to make their bread and eat you. Or if you ran into spiders, they would spin you into their webs and suck out your blood for soup. And eat you. The morals of these stories were usually some version of "If you don't want to die, stay home, because pretty much everything beyond your tribe or village will eat you first chance they get".

Roza chuckled a bit to herself. Never had she expected to have to face her's (and pretty much every human child's in Dagojouiise) nightmare. Actually, she hadn't even expected to come back to the planet itself in the first place. "Home sweet home". she wistfully thought. Where everything tried to kill you, and danger was aplenty.

The spider queen and Dagojouiise could wait. She had a couple of days to explore this gigantic ship. This adventure could occupy her, at least until the greater one begins. She look at her ticket, which allotted her some 2nd class lodgings for the trip. Already she saw that the light was growing dimmer, as the ship's artificial sky was slowly turning to night. Exploring could wait tomorrow. For now, she would go find her bed and sleep through the night.

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris

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Lekan listened very carefully to what Quin had to say, and as much as he wanted to argue, he had to admit that she was right. Her emphatic tone made it perfectly clear that she wasn't joking around either. Maybe he really did have a warrior's heart? If that was the case, he wasn't sure about what his other two might be, but it was nice to know that he even had such a thing going for him.

The remark about camera-wielding voyeurs took him by surprise, and Lekan quickly let go of Quin. He couldn't help but let a nervous chuckle escape his beak, which soon gave way to genuine laughter. If this was another one of the Genesior's attempts at humour (and Lekan really hoped it was) then she had certainly done a lot better than last time. After calming himself down, the Ondari was about to say something when a certain Beastman interrupted with all the subtlety of a tap-dancing elephant.

"Hey, I take VERY good care of my personal hygiene, thank you very much! Maybe it's your body odour since it's coming from your room!" Glaring at the door for a few seconds, Lekan regained his composure once more. "Maybe... maybe I'll stick around on this 'ship to hell' and see what comes of it," he told her. "And with you around to watch my back, we'd probably make a good team. For now, though, I think I'll go get some sleep. Good night, Quin, and... thanks." He drifted towards one of the bedrooms, intent on claiming the top bunk within and burrowing under the covers to get some well-earned rest.

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And so, the inhabitants of the Realta Nua, aside from select few such as Gelon Deskovitch, finally falls asleep while the ship continued making its way towards Dagojouiise, the world of heat.


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Morning came, and the artificial sky changed into a bright blue and pleasant color to reflect that. Loudspeakers all over the ship began transmitting a message from a calm, polite-voiced young man;

"Good morning passengers of the Realta Nua, this is your Captain speaking, I have a few announcements to make. First of all, we will be arriving in Northern Dagojouiise's plains spaceports in approxima