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Battlefield Stratevaria

F.S.S. Realta Nua

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a part of Battlefield Stratevaria, by CrossKnight35.

Welcome to the Exodus-class F.S.S. Realta Nua

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Setting

The Exodus-classes are large, colorful, city-sized and city-esque ships used by the Stratevarian mass for interplanetary transport. This particular model has a sleek, triangular shape and an off-white color, with the red Drakov insignia printed on the tip.

Inside, one wouldn't be able to tell they're in a ship. It truly looks like a small city, and it is divided into several sections:

a). The Upper Class Living Quarters, a fanciful and vast series of houses in the second deck, each one home to either a family or an individual of the upper class.

b). The Lower Class Living Quarters, located in the fourth deck of the Realta Nua, these quarters look more like a traditional ship's cabins; simple, nonsensical, and a little narrow, with a single room capable of housing four people.

c). The Park, a pleasant park located in the third deck, where both the upper and the lower class can have a good time. Plenty of dark green plants from the Nebulon Underforests are grown here.

d). The Training Center, a large building north of The Park, with several fitness gears, target practice boards, and a sparring ring.

e). The Marketplace, an outdoors market northwest of The Park, offering goods from all over Stratevaria. One can find weapons, armor, books, and food here.

f). The Bridge, the control center of the Realta Nua, located on a separate triangular module attached to the main ship.

g). The Drakov Offices, located on the back of the bridge, is where the current head of Drakov Industries reside.
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F.S.S. Realta Nua

Welcome to the Exodus-class F.S.S. Realta Nua

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F.S.S. Realta Nua is a part of Battlefield Stratevaria.

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Deunan Knight [65] "Let me sing you a song!"
That Woman [35] "I-it is a pleasure...."
Roza Kubai [17]
Darkstar [15] "So, I'm left with babysitting one eldritch abomination and hunting another. Amazing."
Daedalus [1] "I am humanity encapsulated; give me anything, and I'll turn it into a weapon."
Nef Anyo [1] "I fought for profit once. Now? Hell, I still fight for profit. But maybe something else too."

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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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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Nef Anyo Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Daedalus Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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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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Character Portrait: Roza Kubai

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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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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?

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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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.

Characters Present

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.

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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..."

Characters Present

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

Characters Present

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.

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: 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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Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Colt

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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.

Characters Present

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.

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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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.

Characters Present

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?"

Characters Present

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.

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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!"

----

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

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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."

Characters Present

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.

Characters Present

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"

Characters Present

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.

Characters Present

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.

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: 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.

Characters Present

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

Characters Present

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.

Characters Present

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.

Characters Present

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."

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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.

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: 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.

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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.

Characters Present

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.

Characters Present

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."

Characters Present

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?"

Characters Present

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

Characters Present

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.

Characters Present

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!"

Characters Present

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.

----

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..."

Characters Present

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.

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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.

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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 approximately 15 minutes, and our ship will remain there for the whole day as it undergo some modifications.

Second of all, we would like to inform you of the Interstellar Rose's upcoming concert. She will perform this afternoon at 12 PM in The Park. There is no admission fee required. Thank you for your attention, and we hope you have a pleasant flight."

With the message finished, silence returned to the mornings of the F.S.S. Realta Nua.

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch

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Gelon lay on the floor gasping and grasping for his final syringe. It was a wonder that he was still alive even after a half hour in this condition 'am I gona die like this? A fools death? Looking like a druggie? Hell no I'm not but death is winning and I can feel myself slip' went through his mind as he keeps grasping for the syringe with his nanobots that could save his life but he was gonna be bound to the infirmary for a few days for sure to regain his full strength again, if he got the shoot

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

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As Gelon lay dying, he can see a familiar green figure approaching: it's that woman....the synthetic gynoid who delivered Boris' message.

She stood over Gelon with, watching as he gasped like a fish. Her eyes travel between his face and the final syringe. She seemed....enthralled....by the pain in his face, the eyes lighting up in wonder and curiosity as she watched his hyperventilating mouth, his heaving chest...

Eventually, she walked over and kick the syringe away...before kneeling down and raising her right arm, which transformed into a giant syringe filled with silvery, glowing nanobots that Gelon had never seen before. They look far more advanced than anything even in the Black Market....most likely a new model still in the prototype stages. "Master Deskovitch. You are hurt....", she whispered simply...before stabbing his arm with the syringe.

The newtype nanobots travel into his bloodstream, and reinvigorated him almost completely; it's as if days have passed, and his lost strength have returned. All in a matter of seconds. A billion newtype nanobots enter his systems, repairing his damaged tissue and restoring his stamina.

That Woman watched Gelon quietly, waiting for him to recover, watching his move while clasping her hands together. She gave him a sympathetic look, but said nothing else. There is kindness and sadness in her eyes...

Suddenly, Gelon heard Boris' voice coming out of the woman.

"Gelon Deskovitch my friend! You can't be dying on me now, comrade. Not today." His tone affable and pleasant, despite having wasted quite possibly very valuable and very expensive resources.

"I would chastise you for risking your life before I even give you your first mission....but you did give me a chance to test out these new strain of nanobots...so I suppose it's all good."

He stayed quiet for a few moments, waiting as that woman turned slightly to the left, and projected his hologram so that he can talk to Gelon face to face.

The hologram showed the old man in the purple suit, standing with his arms behind his back, a confident smile on his face.

"Now, I am sure that you have heard of the cargo ship Gilgamesh from your teammates, Ridley and Vlad, and how it crashed in the deserts of Dagojouiise a few days ago. I need you to find this ship for me, and I need you to be in top shape to do this. I've received word that it contained quite valuable information for one of my medical projects. I have a general location of where this ship crashed, but you'd need to investigate the specific spot further yourself."

That Woman projected the hologram of a map on the training center wall, signaling it to be somewhere in the South Dagojouiise volcanic region.

"I believe that this ship, and the valuable information in it, will help us greatly in our struggle against GEHENNA. The Newtype Nanobots I have my messenger provide you should give you more than sufficient strength to handle this mission, yes?"

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

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Gelon gasped heavier as the syringe is kicked away even louder as he was stabbed 'revenge? Betrayal? For fun?' Gelon though but that soon changed as his strength is regained and Boris hologram appears and heard him talk. Once Boris was done Gelon snickered "you know, you saved a man who is always fighting with death, so I hope this new kind of nanobots can last longer then my old ones and if that is the case I hope it's forever" he said and sit up as the map was shown. Gelon grabbed an empty syringe and put it on a place on the map "it's here the shape of the ground is different and a pilot would choose it since the ship survival is higher" gelon said and stood up then put his arm back on "you might think I'm crazy or insane, I think so as well but I always deliver and I guess you figured out what I want as my special payment. And if you think these nanobots I guessed wrong" Gelon said and grab a cigarette

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Boris Kivorisch Drakov Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: That Woman Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Clockwork's yellow visor slowly lit up and he raised his head as Sentinel woke him up, oblivious to the knocking on the door and Sentinel's catapult nightmare seconds ago.

"....A Snek? Huh...could it be....", he whispered, but did not finish his sentence. He did not like making assumptions. He then turned to look at Megahertz slowly, and proceeded to tease Sentinel a bit. "Geeze. All the feels, Sentinel. All the feels~"

Megahertz remained asleep on the couch, a peaceful expression on her face.

Clockwork opened the front door, bobbing his head back a little in surprise at his presence. He would question where Ciril got the address from, but considering Ciril, he wondered if he'd get much of an answer...

"Ah! Ciril....you must be here for Byatis." Clockwork stated simply, before turning around, and gestured him to follow while whispering. "Come in, but don't be loud....at least two of us are still sleeping~"

He led Ciril pass the living room, and towards the stairs, heading up towards the second floor. He then proceeded to open the doors to the various rooms one by one. "....Nope." "Not this one" "...Uhh..I'm sure he's in the next one." "....Not this either? Damn."

"........He's hogging the biggest room, isn't he.", Clockwork stated, deadpan, as he stood in front of the master bedroom. He slowly reached for the doorknob...and opened it.

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The upper class was quite pleasant this time in the morning. Only Sentinel seem to be awake this early.....in the upper class living quarters exteriors, at least. With the artificial sky above and the rows and rows of comfortable housing, this place looked more like an Osenian suburb than the cabins of a spaceship.

Eventually, he made his way to the park, though he was rather early. In the middle of the park, men and women in black shirts were seen moving around large equipment, such as speakers and chairs, in front of a medium-sized stage. The stage was a bright teal, with bushes of rose decorating the edges. Like in the upper class living quarters exteriors, there's not many people around, and most of them were either the stage hands or joggers looking for a quick morning exercise. Because of this, one can still feel the tranquility of the natural park.


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Boris chuckled at Gelon's statement, before smirking with his eyes closed. "This new type of nanobots are still in the testing process, so you let me know."

Boris and That Woman looked at where Gelon pointed, with Boris nodding, letting out an impressed "Hmmmmm."

The two looked at Gelon as he stood up, with Boris looking perplexed.

"...I assume you want the ship?", Boris asked, unsure.

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

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"no, if I wanted a ship I would have got one earlier" gelon said and lit the cigarette "but I will let you figure it out" he said and pick up the syringes "but if the pilot wanted to save the crew more then the ship he would have crashed earlier so the ship would 'bounce' damaging the ship " gelon said and grab a chair for him and that woman

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

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Boris chuckled at Gelon's vague replies. "Well, I happen to be a genius. I'm sure I'll figure it out."

That Woman sat down next to Gelon, seemingly slightly more comfortable with him now...though not by much.

Boris folded his arms. "I see.....well. You should prepare yourself, then. No time like the present. The sooner you can discover the ship and its vital information, the better we can prepare ourselves against GEHENNA", Boris claimed with a smile.

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

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"yeah, if my team at least trusts me enough cause I can feel the hostility from them" gelon said and exhaled the smoke "but tell me how does this data help against GEHENNA? Cause this is the first time this entity appeared" gelon said and protect his eyes as the lights of the training center turned on

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Byatis had a rather peaceful nap. He didn't move from the bed all night, nor did he make a single sound when he slept. His towering body was on the master bed for so long, his weight made the bed dip a little. But suddenly he heard his door being opened slowly and all six of his eyes shot open, and stared at the ones who entered his room. It was just the purple synthetic who called itself Clockwork, and an unfamiliar face. A short, well everyone is short to Byatis, blue organic creature. It was some sort of beastman? He had never seen, nor hunted, this variant before.

Byatis groaned a bit and pushed himself up with his arms, stretching his back, before going back into his sleeping position. His eyes were locked on the Snek. He took note of the odd weapons coiled around his legs. "What? What is it? Whaddya want?" Byatis asked bluntly. "Is there something on my face? Or...is it...my face."

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris

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Having slept peacefully that night, Lekan was well-rested and ready to face the new day. He figured that, if he had the time, he could probably give that repair bay a more thorough search and see about working from there. His thoughts were interrupted by a public broadcast from the ship's PA system. Apparently they would be making a stop at Dagojouiise for a while, which did mean a good opportunity to head to the planet's surface with Quin and see if they could get some supplies on the cheap with the money he had earned yesterday. The announcement went on to say that there would be a concert taking place in the park later in the day, with none other than the famous Interstellar Rose, of all people!

By the time Quin saw Lekan that morning, the sheer glee in his eyes was obvious. While he didn't particularly follow up on any bands or singers, the Ondari had listened to some music during his travels, and enjoyed a fair bit of it. Besides, it was a free concert. Really, how could anyone pass that up?

"Good morning, Quin," Lekan said. "I was thinking of going to the park for a bit to pass the time. You may accompany me if you wish." Admittedly part of him wanted to watch the stuff for the concert being set up, but he was also hoping that the park would be much quieter than it had been when he and the others first came on the ship.

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Boris Kivorisch Drakov Character Portrait: That Woman

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Boris folded his arms and nodded. "I have faith in your abilities, Gelon Deskovitch. That is why I am promoting you to team leader. They don't have to like you....but they will have to learn to work with you.", He said matter-of-factly.

In response to Gelon's question, Boris stated calmly, "The medical data in the ship contains vital information about a new type of healing paste that my company is developing. I imagine that when fighting GEHENNA, we could use all the help we need."

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Quin was already awake when Lekan woke up, flexing the mandibles on her arm cannons. She nodded at his greeting, and listened to him talk. "That is agreeable." She floated off the bed, and followed Lekan out of the lower class cabins.

Plenty of people were already awake when they got out. Many of them seem to be able-bodied men and women, with experience in their eyes and muscles. Veterans just like Mosa's company and Quin. Quite the contrast from the inexperienced Lekan. Most of them are Federaionists; humans, synthetics, insectoids....though an odd few Beastmen here and there were visible.

By the time they arrive at the park, the stage crew was done with preparing for the show. Rows and rows of chairs lined up in front of the stage, with quite a few people already taking seats. As they hover, Quin caught sight of the familiar Sentinel. She proceeded to poke at Lekan with her right arm and point at Sentinel with her left one, not in the mood to say things out loud.

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Keeton awakens from the sound of footsteps in the hallway outside the door, and then the door opening. The light beating onto his face like an unpleasant day of sunlight. His head roared with pain and his body was suffering from withdrawal, in short Keeton had dranken way too much.

He slowly slumps out of bed heading to the coffee machine. After making a nice cup of joe, Keeton pulls out his flask and attempts to pour whatever is inside into the mug, nothing seems to happen. After thoroughly examining the inside of the flask, Keeton finnally becomes aware of his surroundings, not lower neopolis. He drops his cup in utter disbelief as to where he is the realta nua, one of the most advanced piece of technology in the galaxy. The mug shatters on the ground and spills its remains all over the floor. After pulling on his old boots Keeton heads out of his unit and starts to wander around the ship ooing and awwing at the mysterious beast.

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Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch

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Gelon nodded and stood up "yes you are correct at that, every bit helps if it can help defeat GEHENNA, I wish you two a nice day sir Boris and miss" Gelon said and went to his team to give him a piece of his mind cause how dare they let him die even when he asked them to keep an eye on him before he left. And if that giant icicle was gonna act big or smug he was gone teach him some manners and the same counted for Vlad, even when he is the team leader now

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Leaving the dwelling, Sentinel barely took notice of the rows upon rows of houses, marching along the terraces. He marveled at the fact that so much could be built inside a ship. It was literally a flying city. Small compared to the ones existing around the galaxy, but a city none the less. Who had commissioned the liner? The expenses must have been massive, so no normal person could have done it. No one could have expected this situation to occur, but it was possible the Realta Nua had been built simply as a means to try and enter Megido. Though a simple military frigate could have done the job as easily as the massive vessel Sentinel was currently on.

Holding true to his previous words, he continued on towards the park in which he had ended up yesterday. Turning his thoughts back to himself, it finally settled in what he had done this morning. He had openly displayed, if not quite love, deep affection towards Alphard. Remembering the event brought trembling. While he may not have been capable of feeling touch as living creatures did, he could still register a variety of physical states. It had been silk running through his fingers, making him realize her beauty even further. Thinking back to his statement about giving anything to be able to feel as the living did, he agreed with himself to an extent. Not anything, but he would certainly go to a great extent.

Reaching the park, he noticed that various workers were bustling with equipment, setting up what seemed to be a stage. There had been an announcement about a concert. The Interstellar Rose, was it? He had certainly heard about her various times before. One of the most famous musicians in the galaxy if he remembered correctly. Maybe he would go see it. With Alphard.

Other than the workers, people were sparse, and he did not expect anyone he knew to be there. But to his surprise- and mild bemusement- Lekan and Quin were in the park as well. Quin noticed him, pointing towards Sentinel as she gained Lekan's attention. With no way to hide, it would be rude and suspicious if he attempted to avoid the pair. Nothing to do except approach them, it seemed. Though he could wait until they came to him. Not much of a difference. "Good morning Lekan, Quin," he said as he reached them. bowing. "Again, I thank you for you services yesterday. I do not know what would have happened had you not been near. One step closer to our journey it seems. Have you ever been to Dagojouiise before?"

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Spending time in the park when it was a lot quieter was, unsurprisingly, a lot more pleasant than the last time. With fewer people around, Lekan was able to take in more detail from a glance. Practically all of them looked like they had experience in combat. Some even had scars. How many of them were veterans of the war? It made the Ondari feel so out of place, being among these people, but it wasn't so bad with Quin. She was another veteran, yes, but she also had faith in him. He didn't want to let her down.

His train of thought was promptly interrupted when Quin began poking him and pointing out someone. That someone turned out to be the synthetic from yesterday, who had noticed them in turn. "Good morning to you too. It's nice that we meet again under more agreeable circumstances," said Lekan. "I haven't been to Dagojouiise before, no, but I do know that it's unbearably hot and... well, I'll just try and keep to the shade." Being an alien that originated from a watery home, he was certainly not looking forward to the hot, arid climate.

"Ah, I almost forgot! You and your Ishkavi friend didn't introduce yourselves," he added. "Speaking of which, where is she?"

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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: Boris Kivorisch Drakov Character Portrait: That Woman

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As K2 walk around the ship, he suddenly bumped into something cold. Big. Heavy.

Thud!

"Hey! Watch where you goin'!", a loud, rude and harsh voice.

In front of K2 is an enormous tower of an elemental man. His body seemingly crafted out of massive shards of ice, with a glowing red orb on his abdomen. His single orange eye glared down at K2, its burning gaze contrasting quite heavily to the rest of his ice-cold body.

As the man of ice stared closely at K2, he suddenly tilted his head. "Wait...."

"...I know you....", he whispered.

He stood back, and dramatically pointed one of his sharp, huge fingers at K2. "...You owe a HELL lotta money to Drakov Industries, don't you?! I saw your face on the wanted posters!", the ice man shouted, quite loudly in the middle of this still-vacant morning ship.


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Boris nodded, and That Woman bowed at Gelon as he walked away. Boris' hologram disappeared, and That Woman lingers her gaze at the one-armed mercenary. After hesitating for a bit, she shouted out, "Stay safe!!", before turning around and leaving herself.

Back at his team house, Gelon can see Vlad exiting out of the front door, holding her helmet under her right arm. As she closed the door, she caught sight of Gelon. "Deskovitch!", Vlad said out loud, slightly surprised.

"...Where the hell were you all night? Me and Ridley was getting worried when you didn't turn up this morning!" Her tone seemed genuine, if slightly annoyed.

She glanced to the side, her gaze slightly weakening. "...I...apologize....for my words last night. I may have been too harsh."


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Quin let out a simple nod when Sentinel addressed her, not being much for words. "Dagojouiise has sand, but no beaches. Unless you count the lava beaches. But most would not.", Quin blurted out.

She then looked away, and whispered to herself while narrowing her eyes, "Terrible vacation destination." Lekan and Sentinel could almost see a dark aura surrounding her. "Good for frying burgers, though.", Quin suddenly said as she looked back at the two.

"Attention, passengers of the Realta Nua, this is your Captain speaking. I'd like to inform you that we have arrived at the Northern Dagojouiise Spaceport. We hope you enjoy your stay here. The ship will remain grounded until 11 PM North Marudasian time tonight.

Also, the Interstellar Rose concert will be starting in 20 minutes, so grab some food and drinks, and enjoy the show. Thank you for flying NRVNSQR Airline, we hope you will have a pleasant day!"

...Already landed. Even Quin seemed surprise. This ship is so advanced, so smooth, so...stable....that they didn't even feel any turbulence on the way down. The artificial sky took their focus away from the very few windows that connect them to the world outside. This is truly a sophisticated ship.

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

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"yeah you were, and I told you two where I was at, the training center and asked both of you to check on me, if it wasn't for Boris's assistant I would have died looking like a druggie!" Gelon said slightly mad and push the door open to their room "now where is that huge icicle? I need to learn him to show some respect, he might be big but that doesn't give him the right to be a jerk, I even beat it in to him if I need to" gelon said and clench his fists "oh by the way Boris made me team leader but you can see me as how you want, either that or a team mate" gelon told Vled as he throw his old cigarette away and light a new one

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

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The jolly rojer hand cannon sits in front of the abnoxious sleeping megahertz waiting for her to awaken.

Keeton, having not even the slightest clue as to where he is going, accidently walks into a big man made of ice. On collision he falls to one knee, the encounter had worsened the hangover. He stumbled back up as the creature yelled at him making his head hurt even more. "Hey man it was a total..." Keeton stares back at the figure in disbelief, oh fuck it's ridley. Everyone knew the infamous frosted mercenary who had killed many pirates who had swindled Darkov industries. It was said his gaze could drive a person to the brink of insanity, I say they were full of shit. Now knowing what he was up against, Keeton put his hand on his blade and readied to draw the weapon as he uttered with an evil grin.

"Chill out!"

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Character Portrait: Roza Kubai

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Roza's eyes leisurely slid open as she woke up to a new day. She gazed at the artificial sunlight that was streaming into her line of sight, busily collecting her thoughts together into something remotely coherent. That's right, she was on the ship. She was on the ship headed to Dagojouiise. She was on a ship because she had a job to do.

She dragged herself out of bed, yawning and stretching. Putting on her clothes, she looked out of the window. It was late enough in the morning that people were outside and walking around, grabbing breakfast and chatting with each other about what a wonderful day this was or whatever else people talked about in the morning. Looking around her modestly sized cabin (which was sparse of anything other then the furniture, thanks to this whole trip being so last minute) then glanced out the window, contemplating weather or not she should go outside and actually do something. On one hand, she was hungry and some coffee sounded great right about now, but on the other hand...on the other hand... she really couldn't think of a decent reason to stay, so she guessed it meant that she was going to go outside.

Grabbing her satchel, along with her bow and arrows (she had learned during her childhood to never go anywhere without them) she went outside. The light gave off a slightly pleasant warmth to her skin, and the whole setting just felt strangely calm, with no breezes or danger of any kind, just a bunch of people strolling around in their pleasant moods. Usually, this meant that something was going to happen.

And right on cue, the loudspeakers came on, announcing that they had finally landed. A dull sort of feeling came about her. It had been a (long) while since she had left the place. She had kind of forgotten what made her leave it in the first place. She had also forgotten why she had reservations about leaving it back then, too. In truth, she didn't really feel anything about it other than a small sense of foreboding and an even smaller (like, insequentially tiny) feeling of homesickness.

Roza looked into her bag, and sighed when she realized that she was missing a majority of the survival essentials needed for this planet. She had some money left over from her previous job, as well as at least a few hours before she had to get off the ship, so she went in search of the nearest general store she could find on the ship

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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As he listened to Quin and Lekan's responses, he thought about Quin's reaction. Why had she seemed to go dark for a second? It was almost as if an...aura...of shadow had momentarily passed over her, obscuring her futures. It may have simply been her changing colors but it could also have been something more. Despite this question, he chuckled at her comment about burgers. "It would certainly would easy to grill them," he answered.

Turning back towards Lekan, he said, "Forgive me for not introducing myself earlier. I go by the name Sentinel, while she goes by Megahertz. As to where she is, she is resting." As the announcement came on, he realized that the concert was in twenty minutes. Maybe Alphard would like to watch it, he thought. Addressing the pair, he stated, "That reminds me, I have business to see to. It has been nice talking to you again. Farewell." With that, he bowed once again and headed back towards the house in which he was staying for the moment. An interesting pairing, an Ondari and a Genesior. Certainly not one he would have expected. Genesiors were natural warriors, and while Ondari certainly were not lacking in combat skills, Lekan didn't seem like the fighting type. Maybe he had done something to acquire her respect or appreciation. Much like he had done with Megahertz.

Remembering the cloak which he had stored in a compartment earlier in the day, he decided to check as to its condition. Releasing a lock, a plate slid open and the piece of fabric popped out. What was left of it. While before the cloak had been able to extend all the way past his feet so as to trail slightly, it was now no longer than the small of his back. Fire must have consumed part of it when the missile hit him during the battle with the Gunsevers. Or maybe his unexpected shutdown had caused some sparks to ignite the piece. Either way, it was now useless. Or was it? The clasp was not damaged, and neither was the hood other than a few singed pieces around the edge. While no longer serving to conceal completely, maybe it could still help when he needed to be discreet about something. Wrapping up the cloth, he restored it to the compartment before arriving back at the house.

Opening the door, he saw that Megahertz was still asleep. To still be there meant she must have been exhausted yesterday. It would have been taxing to almost any biological creature. Wondering whether Byatis, Clockwork, and the Snek were still there after all this time, he crouched once again in front of Megahertz. Reaching out a hand to shake her slightly, he whispered, "Alphard, wake up."

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Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Roza Kubai

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Vlad listened to Gelon. As he spoke, her eyes quickly turned from sympathetic to cold again. She glared at him as if he was an annoyance. "I didn't realize the mighty Gelon would need babysitters.", Vlad remarked snidely.

She turned around, not bothering to follow Gelon as he checked the rooms. "Don't waste your time with Ridley, he's going to catch up with us later." She did a double take when Gelon mentioned him being officially elected team leader, and shook her head while whispering; "What does Boris see in you..."

She sighed and folded her arms, glaring at Gelon still. "Well, 'team leader', I suggest we stop wasting time and head down to salvage the crashed ship. I was about to go without you, but you are here now, so let's go. Perhaps you can prove to me your effectiveness in this mission."

Vlad walked towards a nearby cylindrical elevator, and used it to head down to Dagojouiise. The trip took about five minutes, and Vlad stayed quiet all the way down, scowling as she stood next to Gelon.

Eventually they reach the surface of the Desert Planet. The elevator hissed open, and Vlad walked out. Around them is the rocky deserts of Dagojouiise. In the distance, great, mighty canyons can be seen. Vulture-like giant birds flew up high, letting out a distinctive cry as they soar through the arid skies. Here and there, patches of cacti were visible in the dry plains, giving a little color to an otherwise brown and drab desert. Vlad looked at Gelon, and shrugged. "Well, 'team leader'. Lead the way."

The deserts of North Dagojouiise are teeming with dangerous beasts that could sting, crush, slice, or stab you to death. Best be careful.

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"....."

A dramatic silence.

Ridley's eye moved slightly to the left and up in his cross-like visor, making it look like he was glaring as the rim of the visor obstructed half of the eye.

"You just made a big mistake.", Ridley whispered as he held back his left hand. A cold wind surrounded his palm, and suddenly, a massive shield, wider than K2 and half his height, was magically formed. Ridley lets out a roar which sounded like grinding ice, before taking a step forward and bashing K2 with his shield.

WHACK!

The sheer force of the hit was enough to send him tumbling through the air and smashing against a wall....before sliding down to the floor.

Ridley proceeded to crack his 'neck', and walked slowly towards K2. He puts an emphasis on every heavy, steady step. It was as if Ridley was an executioner marching to finish K2 off. Before he got too close, Ridley took a long and big step forward, and then another, the second step allowing him to jump high into the air. Above him, Ridley's huge frame casted an equally large shadow on K2...a shadow which became bigger and bigger as he fell, leaning to his left while holding the shield, threatening to elbow drop the poor hungover pirate with his massive shield.


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Thankfully, this ship, being the small city it practically is, has a very handy and to-the-point general store in the marketplace. Titled simply "Charlie's Ornaments" in big, brown, friendly-looking letters, it looked quite inviting. Since it was quite early, Roza did not have to deal with overly long lines.

The owner of the store was a quiet old man, who greeted Roza with a warm smile and a nod as she entered. His store was very tidy and organized. Nearly everything was here - food, medicine, weapons, shrunken heads - anything and everything to prepare an adventurer. An old radio was playing a cheesy old music from a world long gone. It definitely sounded like something the old man would listen to. He waited patiently at the cashier as Roza browsed his goods.


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Quin nodded at Sentinel as he bid them farewell, staying quiet as she watched him leave.

Megahertz stirred a bit as Sentinel shook her, the tentacles on the side of her head wriggling and moving about, before she raised her head and looked at Sentinel in the eye.

"Unnfff...Sentinel...?", she whispered, still rather sleepy. Despite that, she complied, sitting up and yawning, before rubbing her eyes and mumbling, "Mmmm...good morning...". When she isn't yelling, screaming, ranting, or shrieking, she actually sounds rather sweet. And slightly older, but that might be cause she tends to go up several pitches when mad.

She looked up at Sentinel curiously. "What is it...? You're not gonna break down on me again, are you?", she asked with a slightly teasing tone.

She then glanced to the side, and caught sight of K2's Jelly Roger. She rubbed her face with both her hands and groaned, her voice muffled a bit. "Right...I have to fix that pirate's junk....."

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel

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Lekan looked worried when he saw Quin's expression change. Okay, maybe not her face, but there was certainly something about her that gave him the impression that she was even less thrilled to set foot on Dagojouiise than he was, which was saying something. She seemed to return to normal quickly enough, brushing off her apparent gloominess with a little joke. That, and she also appeared to have a fondness for burgers, Lekan thought to himself.

When Sentinel politely excused himself and departed, Lekan turned back to Quin. "You feeling okay there?" he asked her. "I'd like to go and shop for supplies at the spaceport, but I won't force you to come with me if you don't want to." He looked around. The concert was starting soon, and more people were gathering in the park to watch.

"Come on, let's go grab some burgers and find a seat before they're all taken." The fact that even the Genesior warrior was uneasy about setting foot on the planet looked like an ill omen. Regardless, he considered her as a friend and he wanted to cheer her up, even if he wasn't entirely sure what her stance was regarding concerts.

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

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Gelon sigh and put on his Desert mask "well let's go then 'cat ears' and i will beat you too up if you keep it up" he said as an warning to her and started walking towards the location he guessed the ship would be "if we had Ridley right now we would be carrying a bucket" he joked about him and kept moving "a hot bucket that would just try to curse at us"

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

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As soon as Ridley had lifted his arms to swing Keeton had regretted his little comment. However what Ridley didn't know was Keeton only took about 50% of the impact itself. The other 50% distributing itself amongst the hidden shielded vest. Keeton still on the ground, looked at his surroundings. If he was gonna walk out of here alive he would have to use his brains, but that sucked because thinking would tear his head into pieces. Keeton knew he was much faster and agile then Ridley, he also examined the way Ridley had reacted to the comment, anger, and anger leads to recklessness. He further examined the looming elemental's body carefully as it trudged toward him. Keeton knew how to win the fight, but would his body let him?

"Hey frost breath, come over here and make me a fucking snow cone!"

The plan was set, and the fun part was only about to begin

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Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Sentinel laughed softly before replying with mirth, "No, dear, I promise I'm not going to break down." It sounded strange to him. Yes, he felt affection, there was no doubt about that now. But had he just called her dear? A slip of the tongue. Or maybe he was teasing her. Was he? Shaking his head, he reveled once again in the emotions he could feel.

Picking up the Jolly Roger, he placed it in the compartment alongside the burnt cloak he carried. Something to ask Lekan when there was time. Hopefully it was simple to repair. "Don't worry about K2's gun, I'll deal with it. In fact, forget about it entirely. Don't let it bother you," he spoke. "What I meant to ask was if you would like to go to the Interstellar Rose concert that's starting soon. There isn't an entrance fee and I have never had reason to go to one. If you don't want to go, I'd be fine with that." Her voice was much sweeter now that she was rested. Hopefully they could avoid any situations similar to the ones yesterday.

A nervous feeling overtook him as he though about last night. There was something that she had been about to say right after K2 had left the living room. He wanted desperately to know what it was, but did he have the right to ask her? Surely he did, but what would Alphard think? "I also have another question. It's about last night. After K2 left the room, you were about to say something. What I was wondering was if you could...um, I mean...what did you want to say?" He stayed quiet afterwards, feeling awkward about himself.

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Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Quin turned to Lekan and thought his suggestions through. It didn't take her long, though, and she responded with a simple, if rather vague,

"Yes."

Her eyes lit practically lit up when Lekan mentioned 'burgers'. "Yes. Burgers. This time, I'll pay."

Quin must've felt bad about her bad joke last time, as she speedily hovered forward to lead the way, giving Lekan no chance for any objections.

After ordering quite a...heavy...looking quadruple baconburger with double decked cheese, Quin looked up at Lekan. She seemed eager to follow him anywhere he goes now. The burger paid for everything. Everything.

While looking at Lekan, Quin took a bite.

And ate it.

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Ridley scoffed. "HAH! I'LL MAKE YOU A SNOW CONE!" Quickening his pace, Ridley held up his massive shield to defend his one weakspot, and raised his right hand. Cold air rotated around that hand, and he summoned an enormous and very spiky mace, before letting out another roar and swinging it towards K2's chest. The cold, heavy weapon made an audible 'whoosh' as it was swung through the air.


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Megahertz was slightly surprised by Sentinel's joking reply...but seemed very appreciative of it, her lips curling into a smile. She would've been even more surprised had he not been openly chuckling all this time, but all the same....it was still surprising. He was very honest. And Megahertz couldn't help but find that cute. Being an agent for an organization of thieves, she was used to deception and betrayal. Dark S1de may have kind of a noble goal, but they are still thieves, bandits, marauders, and robbers.

Megahertz listened closely to Sentinel. At first, she was grateful she didn't have to worry too much about the gun. And then she became quite embarassed at his offer. Without her realizing, a faint blush had appeared on her face.

"Wh...I...uhhhhhhhh..." Her jaw dropped.

A moment of awkward silence ensued, with her jaw continuing to hang.

"A...Ahahaha..ha!", Megahertz nervously laughed to hide her embarassment. It didn't work. "W-well! Since you asked so nicely, YESSS."

Another awkward silence ensued, when Megahertz realized she might've been too enthusiastic.

"..Oh, I hate words.", Megaherz mumbled, before silently taking Sentinel's hand and leading him out of the door.

They walk out of the living quarters, and head over to the Park. There was still time for the concert to begin, so they did not have to hurry.

Megahertz widened her eyes as she kept walking and listened to Sentinel's hesitant question. She took a time to think about it. Sentinel had been good to her, and she greatly appreciated that. Still...they have only known each other for a whole two days, and in one of those days, he was killing her men and destroying her assets. She couldn't help but be wary....telling him her real name was already a pretty impulsive decision. One that she did not regret, but one that she wondered if she would've done differently.

"Uhm..Don't...worry about it.", Megahertz stated, almost whispered. There's a tinge of guilt to it, and she didn't seem too eager to say anything more. At least for now. Maybe later, when Sentinel had gained more of her (already plentiful) trust.

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Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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"Good morning-cycle. I take it you are the being known as Byatis. I'd like to ask you a few questions, thank you for entertaining my presence." the snake like creature said cordially but directly, peering into the dark room but not removing his sunglasses. "I'd like to speak to you about your alliances, namely why you are here, and about GEHENNA. Intereseted parties need to know and you being of the same homeworld, I am hoping you can provide us with some information. Given your current company-" he nods at Clockwork, "I assume you are working against it." He folds his arms behind his back and waits.

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

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Keeton had predicted this swing, maybe not with a giant ice mace, but was ready for it none the less. He now knew his target the weak point would be the area most protected by the gigantic shield. Ridley had made this way to easy for him, and now he was about to show him what a pissed off hungover pirate is capable of.

Keeton shot down to a squatting position while at the same time drawing his cutlass and flipping the switch engaging the currents of electricity running through it. He slashes the knees of the hulking beast, and propels himself backwards and attempts to land on his feet. However, that didn't work out so well, instead Keeton falls to the ground because of a surging pain in his head, being completely helpless to Ridley's next attack.

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Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Sentinel knew he had messed up as soon as he finished asking that last question. While she may have placed trust in him, she had known him for all of two days, and one of those hadn't exactly been a nice one. Alphard had worked greatly to establish herself in the position she was; all of it was swept away in minutes by K2, Byatis, Clockwork, and he. Thinking back to it, he saw it could have been handled much differently. Was it really necessary to have killed all of those people simply to gain access to the space elevator? Wouldn't Sentinel's party have been granted access if they had offered something of sufficient value to Alphard, money or services? The men she had certainly could have been useful later, and having more allies never hurt. Depression was an emotion he hadn't experienced, but this was certainly feeling like it if his encounters with sadness were any indication.

"Maybe I can find a way to make it up to her," he whispered, too low for anyone to hear except him. "Yes, yes, that's what I'll do. It is only right to make reparations for the damage we caused."

Raising his voice, he apologized: "I'm sorry for asking you that. I had no right to, especially considering what happened when we first encountered each other." Quiet. He didn't know how to speak to someone in a confidential or apologetic manner. There never was a reason to learn. Now it made things difficult for him.

As they arrived at the park, Sentinel gazed around at all the people arrayed before the stage. If he had to guess, he would say that a majority of the ship's occupants were present in the crowd. And some from the planet as well. While puzzling that Interstellar Rose would be on a ship towards Megido, maybe she meant to get off here. Continuing on would be...not strange at all. Adding a galactic music star to the already diverse crowd of adventurers wouldn't seem too strange.

Looking down towards Alphard, he asked, "Where would you like to sit?" Hopefully this could at least be a start in making things better. Sentinel would have to learn how to interact with people better.

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Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris

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Lekan was more than happy to let Quin pay this time, although he still ordered something less filling than what the Genesior chose. He didn't have quite as much of an appetite. Even though she wasn't smiling, he could tell that she was definitely happier now. The sight of her so readily tucking in to such a large meal was both comical and endearing. The two of them drifted back over to where the stage was and quickly took their seats.

As with last time, Lekan held his burger with one main arm, using several smaller tentacles to break off bite-sized chunks. There was still a few minutes to go before the show started, during which the Ondari had finished eating his meal. While he had only known her for about a day or so, and their first meeting involved him getting shot at, Lekan could say with certainty that he enjoyed hanging around with Quin. As impassive as she appeared, there were still things that she cared about, although whether there was anything other than her love of fast food and her apparent nervousness of Dagojouiise remained unanswered for the moment. There was also some form of mutual respect that had quickly formed between them both, each one admiring the other's bravery in the face of danger.

The Ondari relaxed in his seat, leaning against Quin's side a little for better support as he waited for the show to begin...

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Byatis cocked his head to the side, amused that this beastman knew where he was from. Very few people knew that. Finally, Byatis got up. The mattress springs squeaked as the massive weight was finally lifted from them. Byatis towered over Ciril and Clockwork. "Interested parties? Ahahah, to bad you don't mean actual parties!...Even though I've never been to one." Byatis swished his tail so that the tail-head was closeby. "Well now that the jig is up... yes! I am from Megido! My homeworld. Such a lovely death world. Lotsa things trying to kill ya...like me!" He said with a jolly smile. "GEHENNA....GEHENNA...." He repeated and his expression crinkled. "I could tell you about that no good, loathsome, cocky, egomaniacal tyrant...but..." Byatis paused, then smiled once more. He suddenly lowered his head so that it was inches away from Ciril's. "What do I get for telling you? Hmm? What can these 'interested party's do for ME, eh?"

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Clockwork lets out an exaggerated gasp when Byatis mentioned never being to a party. "Inconceiveable!", he said, flabbergasted.

Clockwork folded his arms and looked between Byatis and Ciril, taking quite an interest in the conversation.


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Ridley's mace missed K2 as he ducked, smashing the wall behind him and shattering quite a bit of rubble as the mace became stuck in the wall. "!" A frustated Ridley can only watch as....K2 slashed his knees. Unfortunately for K2, Ridley's armor is tough as a battleship, and his sword bounced right off the knee guards without even a scratch. Ridley then witnessed K2 tripping from his hangover, and became quite confused.

'..is this man messing with me?', Ridley thought. He must be. Nobody's this careless. Ridley better not underestimate him. K2 may be smarter than he appears. Ridley wondered if K2 was actually a badass hiding behind a moronic facade. He has eluded Drakov for quite a while, after all. Even so, he knows an opening when he sees it, and Ridley charged forward, his steps heavy and audible. Ridley evaporated his mace, and once he got close to K2, gripped his shield with both hands, lifted it over his head, turned it brittle and cracked with his cryomancy, and smashed it with full power on K2's chest, breaking it apart and sending ice shrapnels flying everywhere around them.

Not done yet, Ridley grabbed K2's chest with his right hand, and lifted him up, staring at him in the eye. "HAVE AN ICE DAY", before headbutting the pirate.

Ridley couldn't believe he just said that. He hated ice puns, and thus felt like a hypocrite. He shook his head at this thought. He slowly remembered when he actually enjoyed ice puns...when he was younger, hanging out with his friends in Nebulon. All the ice puns were just one of many in-jokes amongst bros. Until one day, he and his friends watched an old,vintage movie from a world long gone. A movie with so many ice puns, it made Ridley blush. He remembered being hurled pun after pun after pun after pun, until he eventually got tired, and grew an aversion of it. Ridley can't seem to remember the name of that movie. Perhaps it's for the best. He remembered being a big fan of one of the actors, though.

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Megahertz became worried when Sentinel went quiet after her refusal to answer his question. And she was visibly flustered when Sentinel apologized. "Y-you idiot! Don't look so guilty! I'll feel bad! I mean...." She realized that her words would only made things worse, so she stopped mid-sentence and simply sighed.

She was quite thankful when Sentinel changed the subject, and smiled at his question. "Here, follow me!", Gripping his hand tight, she led him to a pair of chairs on the leftest edge of the third row. She sat down on her chair, and looked up at him with a smile. "You're a big guy, so you should sit on the edge, where you wouldn't be cramped by so many people, yeah?"

She looked at the stage, quite eagerly. She had listened to the Interstellar Rose's music for a while, though she was never a particularly big fan of the pop-style. She preferred something heavier, something more intense. It always felt more down-to-earth to her. Even so, there was a sweet sincerity in Deunan's lyrics which she quite enjoyed.

"Say.....Sentinel. You said you never had a reason to go to a concert before....", Megahertz began to ask. At the very least, she seemed less hesitant to talk with him on more casual subjects. "....But...have you ever actually listened to music before...and if so, what kind of music do you enjoy, if any?"


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Quin glanced at Lekan as he leaned against her.

"...."

She did not seem to mind, though. She found his way of eating rather cute, the way he broke apart the burgers into smaller pieces for his beak to swallow.

Eventually, the many spotlights above the stage switched on. Like a kaleidoscope, each of them emitted different colors, creating a rainbow like effect as they move around in a coordinated, planned, yet dynamic manner. Red, green, blue, violet, yellow, eventually converging into a single white spot in the center.

The audience cheered as the show was starting. Most of them are males, though there are females here and there. Humans, Beastmen, and other alien groups alike show their excitement, waving their arms and whistling. Heeding their calls, the pink-clad, pink-haired, rose-clad superstar emerge from the backstage, holding a stainless steel microphone with her right hand.

"BONJOUR, PASSENGERS OF THE REALTA NUA!", Deunan's youthful, confident voice spread through the crowd. She looked around the audience, and winked while waving with her left hand. She has quite a confident posture. She may be young, but she was quite charismatic. The way she walked, the way she stood, the way she gazed at her crowd. She carried herself with a certain sureness; confident, but not arrogant. Young, but not immature.

"ARE YOU READY FOR ME?!", Deunan asked out loud, before pointing the mic towards the audience.

"YES!!!!!!!!", the audience bellowed out enthusiastically, nigh-universally.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Walking over to the edge of the sea of chairs, Sentinel sat down next to Megahertz. Had apologizing been the best thing to do? Maybe it would have been better to stay quiet, but there was no changing that now. At least she seemed happier now that the show was starting. Turning his thoughts back towards the stage, he lay anticipating. What would it be like? When Megahertz asked her question, it was not the query in itself that stunned him, but the answer that he came up with. Yes, he had never been to a concert, but many people went their entire lives without attending one. But he had never listened to music itself. Not once had he simply played a song to enjoy it, to bring out some emotional response- nothing.

"Hmm. No, I haven't. Not once in my existence have I simply stopped to listen. In fact, music didn't interest me. While it is impossible to not have heard it before, I personally didn't participate." he answered. Thinking back, he found that he had heard music many times, but the memories were fuzzy. It was like reaching out to grab a paper on the wind; it was right there but you couldn't quite grab it.

About to say something, he knew his voice would be drowned out as soon as Interstellar Rose stepped onto the stage. He was right. Cheers shook the park, the sheer volume of voices causing vibrations. She was certainly an interesting figure. Some would call it eccentric. Her hair was a vibrant pink, matching the red, white, and softer pink tones of her clothing. Roses were arrayed on her clothing, giving her her name. The way she played the crowd was effective, using their own enthusiasm to raise even more. An interesting individual.

Deciding he would forget about the analytical part of life, Sentinel sat back to watch and listen to, perhaps even to enjoy, the concert. Even if it did turn out less than what he expected, at least Alphard seemed happy.

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

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The sound of music can be heard as the crushing sound of skulls colliding takes place, Keeton's vision fades to black. But only moments later he awakes with a terrible throbbing that only grows worst and worst as the seconds pass on.

That last blow was all it took, as if his head hadn't hurt enough, he had just been head butted by a giant snowman. His head filled with a never-ending excruciating pain. "I yield" he says wrestling himself out of Ridley's hands and onto the floor holding his head and gasping for air. Keeton layed down trying to keep from bursting into tears. "You are a real big asshole Ridley, first you kill my friends and then you ruin my day." Keeton spits at the monster "finish me you piece of Darkov shit!"

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Ciril keeps his polite expression as he listens to Byatis. "Well, in general let's just say you'd normally be seen as a threat and either deported back to where you came from, detained, or worse. But that's not my job. My job is information, and from your list of adjectives it sounds like you're no ally of GHENNA's. " the Snek removes both sets of eyeglasses to appear more sincere. "You could be invaluable with your inside information in order to defeat him. If you have any. I mean, if you did, I'm sure I could work deals for you, within reason." ciril was a cordial negotiator, but it was ingrained in him through rigorous training to subdue his own feelings and opinions. To the point where he didn't have an opinion about Byatis one way or another, with nothing personal or precious to lose in his life. All that mattered was the mission. "Clockwork. It seems I have been assigned to you and your associates, should we continue to work for the same cause." He's so formal it hurts.

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Byatis moved his head back from Ciril so he was at a more tolerable distance. "Oh boy! Threats! Haven't heard those before, ahaha." Sarcasm dripped from his statement. Byatis paused for a moment, almost getting lost in thought...or even daydreaming. Byatis thought back once again to his life on Megido. It was by no means an easy one, but it wasn't one of poverty at all. Especially since he served the reigning kingdom, and by extension, GEHENNA. Byatis bore witness to several genocides initiated by this one being. He grew sick of it and left, figuring GEHENNA wouldn't notice one of thousands of his servants missing.

To Ciril and Clockwork, it just looked like Byatis was standing thor making random faces, until finally Byatis shook back into focus, and at on the floor to be more at eye level to the others. "Truth be told, I'm not even sure this galaxy has what it takes to stand up to GEHENNA. He's done this before. Many times. Many galaxies have fallen to him. This whole time I was convincing myself that maybe it would be different but..." Byatis lowered his head. "Im not so sure...maybe a part of me wants to get back to Megido where its safe. For me at least." Byatis seemed to completely have dropped the 'whats in it for me mantra'. Perhaps he was joking earlier but, he definitely seems mellow now.

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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This was going nowhere fast. Still, Ciril remained calm. "I'm just the messenger." he replies stoically, though given the weapons on his legs, that might not be entirely true. "So if you have seen this before, can you not provide any information on his methods so we at least have a fighting chance? Or should I assume you want this galaxy to perish because...that wouldn't look very good. " he replaced his sunglasses, assuming he would get no farther. "All the same, for a Megido native, you are more pleasant than expected. Much appreciated. this was my primary mission but I have others...."

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Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Byatis looked at Ciril once more as he looked like he was preparing to leave. "Oi! I've got...something. I don't know much and I doubt this will help but..." Byatis stands up again. "GEHENNA uses this heinous power that is rooted in Megido. That why he wants you to go to him..." Byatis shrugged. "Thats all I really know. I never got to watch the death matches on Megido.." Byatis let out a small chuckle at Ciril's last comment.

"I'm nice to those i don't have to kill."

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Byatis Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Ridley 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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Megahertz raised an eyebrow in surprise at Sentinel's claim. "Never got into music, huh...", she then smiled and made a mental note to share Sentinel some of her favorite music after this is all over with. He told her that he wanted to live....and living is certainly something a girl like Megahertz knew a thing or two about.

Deunan wasted no time in giving the audience what they came for. The background music began playing. The tune may be quite familiar to some, especially those with a love for ancient, retro music from a world long gone.

"This one's a classic.", Deunan spoke into the mic, before pointing at the audience. "Everyone needs a hero, right?" pumping a fist. "So let us all be HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO!"

The audience erupted into excitement, their hands in the air. Quite a few of them have stood up from their chairs, and waved their arms left and right following the beat.

"Where have all the good men gone, and where are all the gods?

"Where's the street wise Hercules, to fight the rising odds?"


Deunan has..quite the vocal range. Fitting the song's powerful, yet steady beat is her mature, bold voice. She moved passionately through the stage, and it was not hard to see why so many people would get into the song. There is sincerity and spirit in her eyes....sincerity and spirit that was quite alluring and exciting.

Megahertz bobbed her head to the beat, while her hands remain on her lap. Quin, not too far away, remained static while supporting the leaning Lekan.

"Through the wind, and the chill, and the rain,

And the storm, and the FLOOD!"


The many spotlights above move around Deunan, changing their colors periodically. What normally would look random and messy synchronized perfectly with the dancing and singing Deunan.


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Nearby, Mosa, James, Preston, and Colt were also seated. Mosa insisted that they all come here, since they (apparently) had nothing better to do. Also, Mosa promised to treat them later that afternoon if they went with him. He was getting quite into it. Waving his enormous arms around alongside the crowd.

As the song boomed, Mosa turned towards his companions, and grinned. "THIS IS FUN, YES?" His voice, though slightly drowned by the cheering crowd and the boldly singing Deunan, was still quite audible to his friends next to him.

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Ridley stared down at K2, and saw how hard he seemed to be trying to hold back his tears. He proceeded to hesitate, glancing around as the snowflakes from his broken shield fall around them.

".......Man I feel like a bully.", Ridley whispered with a hint of remorse. Ridley may be an asshole, but he was an asshole with principles. And he hates it when he ruins someone's day. Unless that someone is Gelon.

The music continued playing not too far away from them. Loud enough to be audible, but not enough to be intelligible. Ridley crouched down in front of K2, and said with a slightly irritated tone, which he used to mask his remorse, "Look, sorry I ruined yer day. I was just in a bad mood. Why don't..why don't you pay Drakov later, so we can just go and enjoy some music and dancing?"

Ridley paused.

"I need a hero! I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night!"

"It's free.", he shrugged.

He then offered K2 his hand. His huge, icy, clawed hand. Even without a face, you can tell that he was feeling genuinely guilty, from the way he averted his gaze from K2.


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Clockwork nodded at Ciril when he mentioned being 'assigned' to his group. He still felt rather suspicious about Ciril finding their home so quickly (Especially since they signed in under Megahertz and Dark S1de's tickets), but he felt like poor K2 could use another friend.

He then turned to Byatis, caught off guard by the genuine and mellow side the giant serpentine hunter was displaying. He seemed so sincere, it was completely unlike the cackling predator he fought back to back with in the libraries. Still, he remained quiet and folded his arms, listening as the two finish their conversation.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Sentinel sat enthralled by Deunan's singing. While he may not be experienced enough to judge music for its artistry itself, he knew that Deunan had something special. Her voice had a deep range to it, able to conform quickly and easily to the tone of the moment. But it wasn't just the tone, for many people can have a wide range of voice yet not be able to sing. No, it was the control she exerted over her voice, the passion she put into it and the way it worked into the song. An amazing showman and an amazing singer.

He leaned forward, resting his forearms on his legs. So this is why people enjoyed music so much. It might simply have been part of his new coding causing the reaction or an imagination, but the amazement was real. Music. Something that could be used to help express emotion in ways that simple words couldn't, adding an overtone to phrases that gave them added meaning. The same phrase, used with different backing, could convey different meanings. What a wonder.

Suddenly, Sentinel had a thought. He wanted to find a way to make reparations towards Alphard, both for the library and today. Maybe this was how he could do it. Songs had been used since time immemorial to express rage, love, contempt, sadness, forgiveness. There had to be something for healing. Question was, how would he do it? Playing a song was simple in its own right, as was singing it. But only those that could attain mastery over every facet of the piece, imbue each part with emotion to fit the tone. Chances were slim, but he had an idea. Even if it didn't work, he could still continue to learn music anyway. He just had to find an instrument. While Sentinel could play music from his speakers, there was something more personal about using an instrument itself.

Keeping a partial mind on the song, he hooked in once again to the ship's systems. Browsing through the array of stores, he found a few that might cater to his needs. Maybe not him specifically, but that could be worked out when it came to it. Scanning the available items, he decided on something not too expensive yet of good quality. That's what he would play. Yes. That was it. Contentment flowed through him as he turned his attention back towards the music, taking enjoyment from it and Alphard's presence.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris

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Being at a live concert was, needless to say, a completely different experience compared to listening to recorded music on a radio. It wasn't just Deunan's charisma - of which she had in ample supply, no doubt - but also her choice of song and the stage effects that served only to further enhance the performance. While he hadn't really heard the song before, he assumed it was an old human favourite. No need to guess why, he thought to himself.

Glancing at Quin, the Ondari was highly surprised to see that she displayed little to no reaction to the performance they were both watching. Wasn't she having fun? He knew she was very reserved in how she expressed herself, but not even a smile just plain bordered on the ridiculous. Somewhat worried, he reached out to take her hand-equivalent in his to get her attention. "You're not smiling. Aren't you enjoying yourself?" he asked her, his voice slightly audible over the volume of the concert.

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Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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(continuation of previous post)

Tapping Alphard's shoulder gently, he waited until she had turned around to face him. "Thank you for coming with me," he said sincerely. Alphard was the first person to actually have befriended Sentinel. There had been times when he allied with others to meet a certain end, and sometimes those alliances turned into acquaintances, but never more than that. "So far, the concert is amazing on its own, but it wouldn't have been the same without the companionship. You'll have to show me more music later, I find it..fun.

Characters Present

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

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Keeton looks up at Ridley with the face of disgust. "I wouldn't think twice on paying crooks like you." He ignores Ridley's hand and crawls to his feet, still clenching his temples in an effort to soothe his excruciating pain. His vision is somewhat hazy and a few of his ribs might be broken but other then that, he was good to go.

"Listen Ridley," he says hunched over looking into the elemental's eye. "I have the worst headache, and maybe a few broken bones. I love the offer of hanging out with probably my most hated enemies lap dog, but I've got bigger fish to fry." Keeton says as he waddles back to his home unit. Without turning back the pirate mentions, "But you did spare me and for that I really do owe you one."

Back in the safety of the housing unit he stumbles off towards the direction of his Bedroom. However on his way there he notices something odd. Clockwork, Byatis, and some strange beast man were all in one room conversing with each other. He moves into the room slumped over and quite frankly looking like shit. "Who the fuck let me drink so much, my head is killing me." He replies giving a giddy chuckle. "Also who is that, and what the hell is he doing here?"

Characters Present

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

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"You're right that isn't much...but thanks all the same." Ciril smiles and waves slightly, "We'll do our best with that info. Sorry for waking you... " he steps out of Byatis' darkened room, nodding to Clockwork, likely sensing his suspicion. He didn't blame clockwork really... at this point, after all he'd seen and done, Ciril questioned he would trust himself if he met himself, and this made him a bit...sad. As he tried to stop these...feelings...which were not wise to have in his profession, he turned to see K2 stumbling back into the unit. "Hello K2." he paused, wondering if he should reintroduce himself.... it might be safer for the young pirate if he didn't...but he felt a twinge as he recalled his latest mission breifing. It had included K2's name in a list of those with a warrant out for them. This kid had some serious debts...and other misdemeanors. .... he looks again and wonders how long he's going to last, especially with that lack of coherence. His head coil curls and uncurls, "Its Ciril, from yesterday.. I was just here to ask your ...friend... Byatis a few questions." he offered.

Characters Present

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

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Byatis watched as Ciril and Clock left him alone in his room. He plopped himself back on the bed and slowly closed his eyes. Five seconds passed. Byatis's eyes shoot open. "OH SHIT. I'M LATE." Byatis sat upright in the bed and propelled himself out the window... which he forgot to open first so the sounds of the glass shattering echoes within the housing unit. "Weeehhh." Byatis moaned and he landed on another rooftop with a few glass shards in his flesh. The sudden change in light from the darkness of his room to the artificial sunlight was jarring and he squinted all six of his eyes. "WEEH!" He shrieked in annoyance, almost falling off the roof thanks to the blinding light. Luckily, he caught himself in the nick of time. Byatis scowled as he picked off the glass from his skin. "I hate Mondays." With that, he cloaked himself and headed for the elevators that would take him down to Northern Dagojouiise, where the beastman leader would be.

He waited patiently until one of the doors opened and he hitched a ride along with others, unbeknownst to them.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Quin remained quiet after Lekan asked his question, as always. Slowly, she turned to Lekan, and replied, in a completely deadpan manner, "I shall bring myself sexual pleasure later, while thinking of this moment with great respect."

A pause.

A long pause.

Then, out of nowhere, Quin used one of the mandibles from each claw to push at corners of her mouth, creating a.... 'smile'. It was oddly cute, in a way.

.....So...apparently that was a yes.

As the concert ended, and the crowd erupted into applause, with Deunan victoriously striking a pose of salutation on stage. All the spotlights above focus on her, as she basked in the glory.

Megahertz turned to Sentinel as he got her attention. She can't help but blush at his words. "Wh...Well, I..." Of course, she had a face to save, damn it, so she looked away, turned her nose up, and smirked with her eyes closed. "Of course! Y-you should know that they call MEGAhertz for a damn good reason! A-ahahah! Hahahhaha!"

"Thank you everyone! Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!", Deunan said happily while waving at her dissipating crowd.

Quin looked at Lekan, staying silent and awaiting his lead.

Megahertz stood up and stretched her arms, before looking at her knightly companion. "So! What's next?"


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Ridley pulled back his hand, and folded his arms. "Hmmph! Fine. Your loss." Ridley simply watched as K2 walked away. As K2 disappeared into the distance, Ridley glanced around, shocked. He wondered why he let K2 go. Sure, he's only with Drakov for the money, and had no strong loyalty to them whatsoever, but there was..something else. Perhaps he saw a little bit of himself in K2.

Then again, perhaps Ridley was too lazy and apathetic to think about it more, and so he started walking towards the concert area....

....When his phone suddenly rang. Ridley groaned, and picked it up lazily. "Yo."

"Ridley. This is Vlad. Gelon is with me, and we are being chased by a lunatic. Get your ass by the ship's southern entrance, and get ready to back us up."

Ridley groaned and sagged his shoulders slightly. "Fine. I'm heading there."

Looks like he would have to miss out on this concert.


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Clockwork followed Ciril out of the room, and saw K2 as his hungover pirate buddy entered, and he waved. "Yooo! K2!" He was about to say more, but he was surprised - and amused - that the poor pirate didn't remember Ciril. He turned to Ciril, and was relieved when the snek did not take any offense to K2's.....K2-ness.

Clockwork folded his arms, and looked at K2 from head to toe. "Khe khe khe..Captain, what the hell happened to you? I know you're hungover, but..well..."

Clockwork couldn't even finish his sentence.

"I'lllllll get you a glass of water.", Clockwork stated, before tip toeing away.

Characters Present

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

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"Sorry mate I don't remember you but obviously we have met before." Keeton says to Ciril as he walks out of the door. He stares back at clockwork with a confused expression plastered on his face. Keeton looks over to Byatis still laying in bed being as snooty as ever, Keeton flicks a small object on to Byatis trying to be as discreet as possible. The device lands right in the mane of the rouge's tentacles. Keeton and clockwork leave the room together.

Keeton pulls out a pencil and writes a message to clockwork on the wall. I think they have the room bugged, it reads. Darkov is on the ship and looking for me. He continues to write, we need to find a safe location meet me at the concert I'll explain there. tell a joke clocks so we don't look suspicious, Keeton gives a good fake laugh towards the cheesy joke and leaves the unit.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Quin's reply most certainly threw Lekan for a loop. "I didn't mean that kind of enjoyment, cleverbeak," he replied wryly. He could only assume that she was being sarcastic, a suspicion presumably confirmed not much later when Quin made a "smile" by poking up the corners of her mouth with the mandibles on those arm cannons. Despite being a non-humanoid, Lekan found the gesture strangely adorable. It also seemed to say to him that, even though she wasn't smiling on the outside, it didn't mean that she wasn't smiling within.

When the concert had finally come to an end and the audience started to leave, the Ondari was aware that Quin was waiting for him to do something, and it made him feel a little self-conscious. He noticed that, rather than leave the stage immediately, the Interstellar Rose lingered about for a bit. Hey, it wasn't every day you got to meet a galactic celebrity. As he moved in the direction of the stage, he spotted Sentinel and Megahertz elsewhere in the stands, much easier to see now that most of the crowd had left. Pointing them out to Quin, Lekan waved to them. If they wanted to talk, then it could surely wait a few minutes.

Characters Present

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

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As Byatis dashed away, Cirils sharp eyes saw the small device fly to Byatis. Ciril guessed the intention and he had to say he was both pleased and impressed. True, K2 was a pirate but that didn't matter. With his tendency to ..talk a lot... and possible underworld connections, he'd be useful to have around
The pirate's attempt at subtly was not very good, as it was obvious he was writing on the walls. Even if he was better, a well trained agent like Ciril would be able to pick this up. Casually he followed Clockwork and K2, invited or not, smiling pleasantly and acting as if he had been there all along. They were outside the unit before he spoke. "I've been reassigned to your group, so I may actually be able to help you, K2. No promises but its something."

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Megahertz turned to Sentinel as he asked his question. "Hmmmmmmmmm~", she murmured, and stroke her chin. She found the excitement in Sentinel's voice quite..adorable, and replied in a flirting tone, "I don't know...would you?". She seemed to greatly approve whenever Sentinel showed a hint of emotion, and though there was a certain....devilishness to her smile, there was no doubt that she was happy.

Megahertz looked at where Sentinel pointed. And suddenly widened her eyes in remembrance. "Wait! Lekan!! Ahhh! I forgot, we still need to fix that pirate's junk!", Megahertz's manic tone returned almost immediately.

Quin gazed at Sentinel and Megahertz while hovering. Almost instantly, she hovered towards the odd couple, easily floating over the many chairs. She stopped in front of the two, and with an unemotive face, she asked, bluntly, "How was your date?"

Megahertz, as usual stammered and shook her head, before folding her arms and pouting. "Y-you nosy bug! How was YOUR date?!".

Quin's expression did not change, as she replied calmly and directly, "There was no date. Me and Lekan are just friends. GEHENNA is the one I will marry."

Quin's statement was so....bizzarre and alien, that Megahertz was left speechless, with her jaw hanging open.


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"........"

Clockwork was rather....amazed....at K2's complete lack of subtlety. She glanced at Ciril with disbelief, before shrugging and chuckling. He decided to play along for now with his hungover captain. "Alrighty. Let's go!" By the volume of that voice, it was obvious that he directed those words at both K2 and Ciril.

Clockwork nodded at Ciril's words while folding his arms and looking around the neighborhood. A synthetic, a snek, and a sailor. Quite the unique trio, if he could think so himself.

Eventually, they arrive at the park, and saw the stage hands already packing up. Some of the crowd had already left, while quite a few were circling a smiling and laughing pink-haired girl, who seemed to be giving out photographs and high fives.

"Bummer, looks like we're late.", Clockwork murmured, though as usual, it didn't sound like he regretted it too much, if at all. Looking around, he decided to make a bad joke.

"Hey guys, what do they call a rat that eats pies?"

Clockwork didn't wait long before he surrendered the answer to his horrendous joke; "A pie-rat! KHEKHEKHEKHEKHEKHEKHEKHEKHE!!", his whole body seemed to rattle as he let out his odd laugh, the head in particular looking like a bobblehead.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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(god damnit I apologize...)

The buzz finally wore off, and Keeton had gotten through the worst of his headaches. He was aware of his surroundings and made sure of it. Unfortunately he had not planned that Ciril was the one to bug the house, but was not completely shocked to find he was waiting for them outside of the unit. Hopefully he would not be a threat.

The group moved over to where the concert was held, and there they found the lovebirds followed by a floating squid and bug lady. Clockwork makes a terrible pirate pun, but Keeton gives a pity laugh because he feels even in his state of sobriety, that he loves the machine known as Clockwork as a brother. Despite him being made out of metal. Sentinel however has caught the eye of Keeton for the first time and he was starting to second guess his affiliation with the war machine.

"Hey! Times up, I need my gun." Keeton for once sounds very serious and complacent about his order. He also seems very distracted as only his mechanical "pupil" moves from right to left across the small LED screen placed in his eye socket. "Seriously Mega i need the freaking gu-"

Out of the corner of his human eye, Keeton spies a figure like he had never seen before. The pink haired woman, dressed in the most adorable outfit. Her gentle personality, her sweet expression, and her ravishing Blue eyes was all it took for our dear captain. He had to meet her, but now was not the time. After a good 4 second stare, Keeton looked back to Mega "Shit he is already on Dagojouiise, we have to go." Keeton finally says nodding to Ciril.

"Can you get us a shuttle to the surface?" He asks the Snek.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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As Megahertz began panicking about K2's gun once again, he crouched down. "As I said earlier, don't worry yourself over K2's gun. Let me take care of that. It'll be fine," he said, attempting to soother her. She was quite apprehensive about it, that he could tell. Most likely because of what had happened yesterday. K2 may have apologized to her, but he had nevertheless made a death threat of sorts. "Just let me talk to him if he asks about it."

Extending back to a standing position, he saw Quin floating over to them in a nonchalant manner. It seemed maybe they were interested in talking. He did not at all expect her next statement. As soon as the words left Quin's mouth, he backed up a step out of shock, quite confounded and slightly embarrassed. Was that what it seemed like to others? Had it really looked like a date? Or was he just trying to hide that fact from himself. Maybe it had been one after all. He laughed at the absurdity of it all.

Just as strange was Quin's statement about marrying GEHENNA. So that was why she was going to Megido. If he remembered correctly, Genesiors were usually married by the time they got to Quin's age. That made her an outlier. What even was GEHENNA? If Quin did somehow manage to marry...it, then he felt a bemused pity towards the thing. Sentinel certainly knew who would control the marriage.

Spying K2, Clockwork, and Ciril out of the corner of his eye, he turned to face the party. It seemed that he would have to deal with K2's gun earlier than he had expected. Waiting as they approached, he thinks about what to do. He could ask Lekan if it would be possible to repair it on the spot, but that might not be possible. Taking it to the repair facilities probably wouldn't appeal to K2 greatly as he seemed hurried already. It seemed there was no other way to go about it.

"K2, we do not have your gun fixed as of yet but will do so as soon as possible. As you are in a hurry and in need of a weapon, I offer you the services of one of my particle cannons," Sentinel declared. Unclipping one of the cannons from his leg, he held the weapon out towards K2 in an offering position.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

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Cubey was lost. Well, that wasn't entirely true. Cubey knew he was on a really big ship. Super big. Maybe even bigger than his house. No, Cubey was sure, this place was bigger than his house, maybe more than Neopolis even. It was called the Realta Nue, that much he knew, and it had lots of people from Neopolis like him too. The problem with that was, despite there being tons of cool shops, a park, and lots of other cool stuff Cubey hadn't seen a lot of before or completely new things, the so called 'Super Duper' one couldn't really figure out the maps they left up around the place for visitors. It truly was mind-boggling for the child-minded mutant.

He peered around the place he managed to wander into now, eyeing up his surroundings of the park in wonderment as he sucked on the straw to a carton of orange juice, branded with some kind of superhero mascot it seemed. It looked like managed to end up back in the park again, with it's lush vibrant surroundings of tons of beautiful and not so beautiful green life and wide open space, seeming a little meek due to being in an ship as large as this was very new to him, especially from having lived in that facility for so long. It was a lot to take in for a 7 year old boy. Well, a heavily mutated fur beastman that was convinced he was 7 with gravity manipulation powers and sensory antennae, anyway. Among the large number of folks he noticed a small group of very varied individuals seeming to having all sorts of discussion, which Cubey bet they were all super best buddies. He suddenly felt a little lonely, wishing he had brought one of his carers or some of his toys to keep him company when he left home. He decided to stare at them for a little while looking at each of their faces, hiding ineffectively behind a skinny palm tree.

One was a purple robot-looking man with multiple red eyes, that seemed to have no smell on him as far as Cubey could tell. He looked like one of the robots from Rainbow Rangers, and made him laugh when he told a joke, murmuring under his breath the word 'pie-rats' with a grin as he watched the synthetic rattle about.
The second one, who just laughed along with the purple synthetic's joke too, was a human dressed much like a pirate, with a cybernetic implant over one eye and smelled really bad of some special drink that Cubey remembered one of the carers drinking before. Maybe it was rum. Pirates like drinking rum didn't they. Cubey wasn't sure if he should of been worried or not, as the pirate man started demanding his weapon back to a pretty girl dressed with a skirt an tie and had weird glowing blue eyes and tentacle things in her long black hair, that smelled weird, like she was two people than just one human. He just hoped the pirate wasn't a meanie one and would hurt him and people, Cubey didn't know how to get to Megido, and this ship was his best bet, the reason why he did his best to sneak on-board. Whether he was actually spotted by anyone then he didn't know.
What he did know was that another robot guy, this one looking more like some solider in black armor, who also didn't smell of anything, had just offered the pirate man one of his cannons, which made Cubey worried if they were all bad guys.
He looked at the others present carefully to see if they were meanies, which included a blue squid-thing that didn't smell as fishy as Cubey thought, which he was almost as surprised as when the big bug lady with her smaller bug friend didn't smell gross either. The cyborg snek wearing sunglasses however smelled much like expected, of reptilian skin and metal parts.

Cubey then knocked aside his interest in the strangers quickly however when he noticed some pretty girl with pink hair and a rather fancy outfit crowded around by quite a few people in front of a stage. It didn't take him very long to realize she was none other than Deunan Knight, intergalactic pop sensation! Not to mention the singer for one of the opening themes of his favorite TV show ever, Rainbow Rangers. He was struck in awe and amazement for a few moments, ceasing from drinking his juice box to leave his jaw hang open in shock. He then shook himself out of the trance before scrambling over to the crowd to her too, shoving the juice box in his pocket, excited and ecstatic he now had the chance to meet such a celebrity. When he got to the surrounding fans, trying his best to push and shove between them, calling out to Deunan; "Hey! Hello! Hi! Hiya! It's really Deunan Knight! Wow, this is so cool! You did the song for Rainbow Rangers! It's my most fave show ever!Your awesome and sing really, really, really good and ummmm, you look pretty!"
With the last comment Cubey blushed a bit, embarrassed at shouting out the compliments, before realizing he didn't have a paper for an autograph with frown, acting disheartened before brightening back up as he began remembering the juice carton.
"Ummmm would you sign my Rainbow Ranger juice box?" he asked as he pulled said juice box out of his pocket, waving it about in the air before accidentally pouring it's contents on his own head. The boxy beastman mutant froze up for a few moments in the middle of the crowd as he realized what happened and that he just embarrassed himself in front of a famous person. He then took what was the only logical solution in his mind. He began to cry.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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At first Lekan thought that Quin's statement about GEHENNA was just another joke, but her lack of anything to denote her attempt at humour made him realise that she really was serious about marrying the thing. The Ondari looked almost as astonished as Megahertz as he made a mental note to ask Quin later why she wanted to do such a thing.

Just then he saw a whole host of assorted individuals approach them. Or, more accurately, Sentinel and Megahertz. This new group seemed to be led by a human with a cybernetic eye, who was complaining about a gun. Listening to Sentinel, Lekan saw an opportunity and piped up right on cue.

"That wouldn't be necessary, Sentinel," he said, amused at the thought of the human trying to lift what looked like a rather heavy particle cannon. "If you would be so kind as to let me take a look, I should have enough raw materials to repair it." When the gun had been passed over to Lekan, he turned it over and over in his main arms, seemingly only relying on his sense of touch. "Let's see... energy-based sidearm, shouldn't be too difficult," he thought out loud. "Some other bits rattling round inside it, not too sure what those are for." The ends of his arms pressed against the more ruined parts of the weapon, emitting a faint blue glow as the nano-fabricators repaired the damage. Since the object was relatively small compared to a combat synthetic, there was no need to take it apart to repair the internals. At least, the parts Lekan was familiar with. After a short while, the firearm had been restored to working condition and he handed it back to Sentinel.

"The capacitors had been fried, so I had to reassemble those from scratch," he explained. "It'll fire, but that's about it. There was some non-standard tech in there that I didn't want to go messing about with in case I ended up making it worse. I'm a technician, not a gunsmith." He decided to linger for a bit in case they decided to pay him, although Lekan really wanted to go and meet the Interstellar Rose. Hopefully she wasn't in too much of a hurry...

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart

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Sentinel watched as Lekan took Jolly Roger from him and began tinkering with the weapon. None of what Lekan was doing made any sense to Sentinel, but then he hadn't been made to perform the duties of a technician or weapon-smith, nor had he taken an interest in the craft. Keeping an eye trained on the pirate, he stayed ready in case the man went ballistic again.

Lekan finished and handed the gun to Sentinel. Bowing shortly to the Ondari, he said, "Once again, I thank you for your assistance Lekan. You have been truly helpful to us." Hooking the particle cannon back to his leg, he offered the now repaired gun to K2, grip extended in his direction.

"I believe this belongs to you," he uttered. As K2 took the weapon, he let his arm fall back down to his side and opened another compartment in his armor, one that he hadn't used often as a synthetic. Pulling out a credit chip filled with cash Sentinel had procured over his lifetime, give or take the times he had bought or returned stuff, it was probably enough to pay for the repairs. There was another chip inside, but he had something planned for that money.

"Not much is on the card, but hopefully it is enough to pay for the services you have provided us. I pray it is satisfactory, he announced, extending the chip towards Lekan. If it wasn't enough, then Megahertz should be able to supply the extra money, but it felt good to do something for once.

Facing Megahertz once again, he said cheerfully, "And as to your earlier question, yes. You still up for trying to meet Interstellar Rose?"

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

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Clocwork followed K2 loyally while folding his arms, waving a bit at Sentinel and co. upon seeing them.

Megahertz turned to Sentinel and lightly kicked him in the shin. "H-hey, not funny!", she shouted in her usual embarassed tone. She was such a petite and tiny woman, that someone like Sentinel would barely feel it.

Quin was pleased by their reactions.

Seeing K2 and his two accomplices approach, Megahertz became silent...there was a tinge of fear in her eyes. A fear that subsided as Lekan and Sentinel both did their part in finally fixing K2's gun. "Y..you guys...", Megahertz lets out a simple, touched whisper. She did not understand. They had nothing to gain from helping her. Why are they doing this? Having lived most her life as an Ishkavi Corpse Walker and a Dark S1de agent, Megahertz did not believe in altruism. She wanted to live, so she took this body. She wanted to survive, so she gave out the tickets to the foursome assaulting her library. Everything in life has a price tag. Even Dark S1de thieves who steal from the rich and give to the poor did so to make themselves feel better, and so that they could feel superior compared to the selfish misers in the upper city. So why were they trying so hard to help her? What a waste of valuable resources. Megahertz frowned without realizing, as she reflected on this.

"Eh?", Megahertz was snapped out of her deep thought by Sentinel's question, and with an unsure smile, she replied, "Ah..ahaha....sure..."

Clockwork turned to his left as he heard a....cry? He noticed a small crowd of fans gathering around Deunan Knight and the strangest Beastman he has ever seen. Strange, but adorable.

"W...whoa.", was Clock's only comment.


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"Ahahaha, yes, yes!", Deunan smiled and smiled as she mingled with her crowd of fans. This was one of her favorite parts of showbusiness: meeting the fans. Unlike the paparazzi who just wanted dirt on you, or the managers who would nag you over and over again about some trivial matter or another, the fans were genuine. Honest. She can feel the love in their hearts, and she only hoped that they can feel her love in theirs.

As the crowd of fans were pushed aside by Cubey, he quite quickly attracted the attention of Deunan herself. She looked at him with a smile while placing her hands on her thighs and lowering her back slightly to get a better look. Her eyes and smile widened in excitement when Cubey mentioned the Rainbow Rangers. Recruiting the theme song was a joyous experience for her, so much so, that she had the lyrics of the theme song memorized in her head. Cubey's supreme cuteness instantly won her over. "Ahahahhahahhahaha!", Deunan cheerfully laughed out loud, and patted Cubey in the head. "Cubey, I am awesome only because you are awesome!!"

She was more than happy to sign Cubey's juice box, but as she tried to do so, she watched as the poor Beastman poured the juice all over himself. A moment of awkward silence ensued, and some members of the crowd began to laugh as Cubey cried, until Deunan's glare silenced them, one by one.

Deunan then crouched down and got closer to Cubey, looking him in the eye with her own beautiful and soothing green gaze. Clear and calm, like an emerald sea.

"Hey now, Cubey....why don't you and I sing the Rainbow Rangers theme, together?", she asked softly.

She then looked around at the crowd, and said energetically, "Wait! How about ALL of us sing the Rainbow Rangers theme??"

"YEAH!!", Most of the crowd shouted out in agreement. Deunan looked back, and pointed at a stage hand who was in the middle of taking away one of the speaker. "Music, please~!" The stage hand blinked twice, before putting down the speaker and turning it up, hoping he will get paid overtime for this.

The brave, bold, synthpop music began playing. A futuristic and heroic song, which fits the Rainbow Rangers like a colorful glove.

"Hanate! Kokoro kizanda yume o mirai sae okizari ni shite, (Release the dream engraved in your heart! Leave even the future behind,)
genkai nado shiranai imi nai (I know no limits; they’re meaningless!))
kono chikara ga, hikari chirasu sono saki ni haruka na omoi o! (This power scatters out those feelings that are so far from how they used to be.)"


Unlike her previous song, Deunan used a lighter, more high pitched and youthful voice. Her dancing also fits this voice, appropriately chirpy and full of bird-like moves, as she hopped, stepped, and jumped around the park. Obviously, she did not practice this particular dance before, as her moves were a bit more random and spontaneous, but this only added to her charm. The crowd surrounding her struggled to dance with her, but it was a happy kind of struggle. Deunan looked at Cubey with a wide-eyed, encouraging smile, trying as best as she could to not make him feel so embarassed anymore. She looked at him not as an adult and a child, or even as an idol and a fan, but rather as two decent people.

Quickly, some of the crowd that dissipated turned around and rushed back to the park upon hearing their idol's song.

"Sparkling!
The shiny lights awaken true desire.
Only my RAILGUN can shoot it, kanarazu (without fail!)
tsuranuiteku tomadou koto naku (I go through; I’m not lost.)
kizutsuit mo.... hashiritsuzukeru!" (Even if I’m hurt, I keep on running!)"

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Character Portrait: Roza Kubai

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The air conditioning breezed pleasantly against Roza's skin as the perused through the goods. Charlie's Ornaments was a pretty decent place to shop at- it was calm, she didn't have a hard time finding things, and the store owner was nice enough. She could even admit that the backround music was actually kind of good too, even if it was a bit too wishy washy for her taste.

Going off of a mental shopping list, she checked off items as she grabbed them. Water- lots of water -check. Dried fruits, vegetables, meat- check. Thick fur and insulated clothing to keep her warm at night- check. Things seemed to be going well. She walked towards the cashier. As the old man rung up her purchases, Roza stared out of the window and noticed a small commotion. Curious, she asked the man at the register. "Hey old man, what's going on out there?"

The old man glanced outside. "Well if I remember correctly, there is a concert that is happening right now. A famous miss going by the name of "Interstellar Rose" is performing over yonder. I hear she's very popular with you young ones." Roza actually did know of the Interstellar Rose. A famous pop singer who's actual name Roza had never bothered remembering, she was beloved by many starry eyed teenagers, but not really Roza. Roza never much cared for pop music, or most other forms of music in general.

Roza shook her head. "Not really with me. I've never been into her music. But the stuff you got playing in here is nice. I wish more people listened stuff like this than all that crazy techno pop stuff." The old man smiled a wistful and sad smile and said "Yes, I suppose you're right there, miss. Nobody seems to have the time for classics anymore."

"It's a shame." Roza said, as the man finished putting the last of her purchases in her bag. "You keep the change, old man." She said as she began to leave the store. "Thank you, miss! You go on and have a nice day now!" The old man called back to her.

Characters Present

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

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Ciril nods and smiles with a touch of actual enthusiasm. "Sure can. Who are we going after now?" he asked, dropping some of his formality to better fit in with..well..the misfits. It was an odd question to ask for someone who seemed to know more than he let on, but he had his reasons. His four eyes scanned the scene of the famous popstar, a small child, and now Sentinel discussing weaponry with K2. "I'll just be a moment... try not to get into another fight while we wait." He says, smiling a bit bemused, drawing up his data pad and scanning through available shuttles and possible favors he'd have to call in to get one.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Darkstar Character Portrait: Roza Kubai Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

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Roza's communicator beeped as she left the store, alerting her of a new email.

"Roza,

Byatis is on his way to eliminate Chief Garush. I have news
of Queen Vitani and her legion of spiders traversing the Koren
River southeast of the Realta Nua. An ideal location for
an asssination.

May the night shroud you,
Darkstar."



The Koren River...a location that a Dagojouisian native such as Roza would be well-aware of. It is a river that span nearly half the planet, and is the main source of water for many North Dagojouisiians. Many rocks and cacti dot the landscape around the river, which should provide Roza with ample hiding spots.

Of course, the problem right now would be actually finding the spiders somewhere in the colossal (to say the least) river.


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Ciril's datapad displayed several vehicles for hire in the hangar bay on the lower decks:


//////FSS-REALTA-NUA///////

SEARCHING_

RESULTS:

1. SAND TREADER HOVERSHIPS (1 IN STOCK) - 200 CREDITS PER DAY. PASSENGER LOAD: 20
2. DESERT HOVER BIKES (5 iN STOCK) - 50 CREDITS PER DAY. PASSENGER LOAD: 2 PER BIKE

//////FSS-REALTA-NUA///////


Clockwork whistled as he peeked at the datapad. "I vote for the hoverbikes. Much more stylish."


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Vlad was surprised by Gelon's offer, and she glanced at him. "I think your credits are better spent on repairing your broken hardware, Deskovitch." Vlad has a naturally harsh way of talking, but Gelon could tell that she at least slightly appreciated his generosity. She then nodded in confirmation at Gelon's question. "Half."

At last, they enter the Realta Nua. The air conditioned interior was a welcome reprieve from the scorching desert. Vlad immediately took off her cracked helmet, and shook her head to get her hair out of her eyes. Ridley looked between Ophelia and Gelon. "...You have an amazing talent for pissing off everyone you meet.", he said with a genuinely....impressed...tone.

They walk several steps forward, noticing Deunan dancing with her crowd of fans, and her music blaring loudly from the park.

Vlad and Ridley took a moment to watch the Interstellar Rose, catching sight of the strange Cubey amongst the people. When nobody was looking, Ridley began bobbing his head to the catchy beat.The song was cheesy and the dance unrehearsed, but there was energy, dedication, and charm behind it all.

"HEYYYY GUYSSSSSS!"

Suddenly, from the other side, a loud, bellowing voice was heard, a voice which caught Vlad and Ridley's attention.

They saw the enormous figure of Mosa approach as he waved his huge and beefy hands.

"Mosa....", Vlad said, her tone softening when she caught sight of him.

Mosa looked at Vlad, then Gelon, Ridley, and Ophelia. "Hehehehehe! Nice meeting you all here!", Mosa said with a genuine grin. He seemed to have forgiven Gelon already, and even showed concern as he noticed their wounds. "Wait..what happened?! You hurt?? And who that be?????", Mosa asked as he pointed at the frozen Ophelia.

Vlad and Ridley looked at each other, then at Gelon. Vlad wasn't sure telling Mosa of her....activities....was a good idea. The big croc has a proportionally big mouth, one which she would not trust her secrets with.

"Mosa, it ain't your business.", Ridley replied in his usual jerk-like manner.

Mosa turned to Ridley. "That not work on Mosa. That just made Mosa even MOAR curious!", he said as he bared all his fangs in a toothy grin.

Ridley slumped his shoulders and groaned, while Vlad shook her head, and decided to lay the blame on Gelon. "Gelon touched her boobs. She did not appreciate it. Shit happened, and-"

Mosa's eyes widened, and he lost his grin as his jaw dropped. Before Vlad could even finish her sentence, Mosa turned to Gelon and yelled out,

"YOU TOUCHED HER BEWBS?!"

Loud enough that at least a quarter of the bystanders around them began staring at the group, causing Vlad to do a facepalm.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria

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Gelon's eye shrink as Vlad said it, like he was a pervert and nudge he ear with his head "you damn well know she wrecked my arm and it was my only way out alive!" Gelon said in defense and hear mosa blare it out "any louder mosa and i will be kicked of the ship" he said in a slightly mad tone and quickly change the subject "BUT! do you guys want to chat with Deunan?" He asked the three "yes I know her and beat her in a fight and NO I didn't do anything perverted!" He quickly added before they could say anything about it

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

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(Sincerely apologize again, I'm so spacey after writing all these essays)

"Thanks big guy but I don't think i can-" Keeton watches as Lekan grabs the gun and starts to repair it using his tentacle, eying him suspiciously. The "Jolly Rojer" as the captain had named it, was a plunder from a Darkov facility. This was the very reason Keeton has such a large price on his head.

Keeton takes the gun back from the squid, had he seen what lay inside? There was a reason the gun looked the way it did, disguise, and for a very good purpose. He needed to repair it as soon as possible, but did not have the parts necessary to conduct a repair of that caliber.

"We will see you two love birds later!" he says eying down the squid. He was a high risk threat, and Keeton couldn't have that, not now, not on a ship belonging to Darkov. Keeton walks to where Clockwork and Ciril are looking at the transportation module.

"I'm gonna be frank with you guys, we are after Byatis. I woke up with a sloppy message written by myself saying to keep an eye on him, and thats exactly what I did." Keeton flips the screen on his right mechanical eye to an exact location of the eldritch rouge. "I think we all can agree Byatis is one hell of a shifty character, but what exactly is he doing on the surface of Dagojouiise? Thats what we are here to find out. Ciril as far as I know, you are a Darkov spy, but honestly man I'm putting my trust in you." Keeton looks into one of Ciril's set of eyes trying to get a read on the guy but finding nothing.

"So without further ado, I think it's time we get off this embarrassment of a ship. Also, Hover bikes are kick ass!" he throws his hand up for a high five with clocky.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

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Lekan graciously accepted the payment Sentinel offered. It seemed almost a little much for a pistol, but he decided against taking issue with it for fear of offending the synthetic. He noticed that the pirate seemed to be glaring at him, probably since Lekan was unable to repair the entire firearm. Well, he had just told them he wasn't a gunsmith, so they had to find someone else to fix it. However, if he knew just what the hell was even in that pistol, then he might have had a chance at fixing it.

"May we see each other again soon," he said to Sentinel and Megahetz before leaving them. Those two were quickly shaping up to be his best customers on this voyage. The pirate's remark about love birds was one that slightly confused him. Did humans always perceive outings consisting of one male and one female as a date? Lekan enjoyed Quin's company, yes, but they hadn't really got to know each other that well. Besides, she was set on trying to marry GEHENNA.

Upon approaching the stage, the first thing the Ondari noticed was... a rather odd-looking variant of Beastman, to say the least. In all his travels he hadn't seen a creature like this before. Not while sober, at any rate. He kept his distance from it, hanging near the back of the crowd around the stage while he thought about what he could possibly say to Deunan.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

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Shaking out of his reverie as Lekan addressed him, he nodded softly before responding, "I hope the same. Once again, it has been a pleasure. Farewell." Watching as Lekan traveled to the stage, he finally took notice of the...Beastman that was standing there singing with Deunan. It was nothing he had ever seen before. The shapes were not natural in some ways, but a Beastman it was. What had happened to...him?

Looking down at Megahertz, he felt a slight pang at her words. Where before she was enthusiastic herself, now she seemed uncertain. What had caused the change? The others simply arriving? Something that was said to her? He couldn't puzzle out a solution and wasn't sure as to what he should do now. Remembering the plan from before he pulled up a small map in his HUD and located the shopping gallery. Fixing it on his screen, he asked Megahertz, "It seems Deunan is a bit busy right now. Would you like to explore a bit more of the ship instead?"

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Ophelia

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Cold.

Everything was numb. No feeling. No sensation. No pain. Ophelia gave in to the overwhelming lack of feeling. It was almost peaceful. All she could see was a blurry environment changing and muffled voices. Ophelia was just left to her own thoughts. What are they doing? Where are they taking her? Why hadn't they just killed her? The constant barrage of questions started to flutter in her mind as she gave in the suppressing ice prison she was now in.

She drifted a bit into consciousness again, still trapped in the ice. But she found that, slowly, it was melting. She could flex her hand and her claw. Water from the ice constantly dripped on her face. It was aggravating. She needed to get free, but she barely had room to attempt escape. She continued to hear more voices, and see more figures. A lot more. Her mind went racing.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: K2 the space the not so infamous space pirate Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

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Although Cubey was truly amazed and over the moon at Deunan's kindness and willingness to talk to him, the legendary pop idol was talking to him, even her words was washed away along with the juice as the other fellows fans giggled at his misfortune, causing the long necked fellow to sob even harder, until he was confused at the sudden silence from those laughing at him. Puzzled, Cubey made his crying lessen and pretty much stop to a sniffle when he looked up to see the dazzling and beautiful Deunan Knight herself, kneeling in front of him, her soothing, tranquil emerald eye's meeting his own odd pale and pupil-less ones. The mutant beastman froze up in surprise, his eye's growing wide as the mesmerizing celebrity suddenly suggested to sing the Rainbow Rangers theme song, to which Cubey's sadness suddenly was gone, as he hopped from each foot in sheer giddy joy, exclaiming as he rose his hands to his mouth; "R-r-really? Wow! That would b-b-e so cool! Yes, lets sing the theme! Wow I get to sing wit Deunan Knight! Yay! Thank you Deunan!"
It seemed he had forgotten all about the juice incident, shoving the carton back in his shorts just in time to cheer in agreement with the crowd at the pink haired pop star suggesting everyone should sing along, leaping in bounds towards the stage as he heard the theme to his treasured cartoon show begin playing, squealing in delight.

In truth, Cubey tended to struggle with the words, mostly out just pronouncing them than due to memory, but did his utmost to sing his heart out along with Deunan, bouncing up and down with the music, as he waved his arms frantically, classing this as a dance apparently. As the first few verses were belted out, Cubey admittedly fumbling the words as he did his best to follow along with everyone's example to the extent he tried his best to mimic Deunan's movements, following the directions she walked on stage, seeing her give a dazzling smile of reassurance to him, which he full-heartedly returned back. When he turned round, he also noticed the huge crowd starting gather in to sing along the Rainbow Rangers theme, which left him completely stunned for a few moments, freezing up near the stage, until it got to his favorite part of the song, screaming out the 'Sparkling!' at the top of his voice, and almost coughed himself apart after he did.

The man-child became so overjoyed at so many fans of the show he held dear to his heart, he started wiggle about in a vague attempt to pretend whatever instrument was dominating the instrumental part, which for some reason Cubey was convinced was a guitar despite it not even featuring in this part, and without thinking, accidentally change his gravity so he began floating in mid air, seeming completely unaware of his levitation as he thrashed about out of sync with the music.

"Yay! Deunan Knight, your so cool and good at singing! Maybe even cooler than the Rainbow Rangers! Maybe not Ranger Blue though, he's super ultra mega cool, but don't feel bad, because he's probably the coolest guy in the history of ever!", Cubey babbled to Deunan clapping his hands in delight, seeming completely un-phased that he was no longer touching the ground, before turning his head in curiosity to find that the squid guy from earlier was also in the crowd, to which he simply waved to cheerfully before continuing to dance without rhythm, though was wondering where all his friends had wandered off to. Maybe they were busy doing grown up things.
"This the best day i'll ever have in forever!" he boldly proclaimed, giggling once again, seeming to have forgotten about his thoughts about the strangers from earlier once again.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Clockwork Character Portrait: Deunan Knight 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: Ophelia Character Portrait: Ciril Ekhart Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

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The three stared at Gelon as he dug himself deeper.

"...You beat up a 19 year old girl?!", Ridley asked in an apalled tone.

Mosa, unfortunately, was still focused on Gelon's boob-touching, as he turned to Ridley. "RIDLEY, YOU HAVE TO UNFREEZE HER!" He then glared at Gelon. "GELON! MUST APOLOGIZE!" He shook his head and folded his enormous, muscular arms. "NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY!"

Vlad and Ridley looked at each other. A few seconds pass, and Vlad said, "Do it."

Ridley looked at them in dibelief. "Okay, but if she tears down the ship, I'm blaming you two."

Planting Ophelia on the ground, Ridley placed his hands on the ice, absorbing the cold and rapidly thawing the lunatic, while a very....displeased....Mosa watched.

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Clockwork listened to K2 as he confessed about his suspicion. He wasn't sure he agreed with K2. Just because he looked like a beast out of hell doesn't mean he was automatically an asshole, right? That's just racial profiling. Still, K2 is the human. And humans have good gut instincts, as far as Clockwork was told. Most of the time.

"AYE CAP'N!", Clockwork shouted as he high fived K2.

The three proceeded to head to the lower decks' hangarbay. It was dark and dusty down here, with nobody around, and the garage door was closed. One supposes there's not much to look at in this planet anyways. Tucked on the lefest corner of this hangar are three long, horizontal objects covered in tarps.

Clockwork approached one, and pulled off the tarp, revealing a weathered-looking hoverbike with a black and orange flame motif. These hoverbilkes are at least 2,5 meters long, but very narrow and sleek. Large engines and exhausts can be seen on the underside and the back of the vehicle. Sand filters were placed near the engines, and the front section of the hoverbikes are shaped like bladed fins.

Clockwork whistled, before whispering, "Groovy."

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Quin floated up and down besides Lekan, occassionally glancing at him.

Eventually, she stated, in her usual calm and somewhat emotionless manner, "You look troubled."

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Megahertz kept quiet for a few seconds, not even looking at Sentinel. It almost looked like she wasn't listening to him, but instead...

.....A loud rumbling noise was heard from...somewhere inside her.

A furious blush soon decorated Megahertz's face, and she turned away, before whispering,

"Y-you did not hear that."

She must be hungry. She hadn't even had breakfast, after all.

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Deunan's enthusiasm skyrocketed as Cubey's happiness returned. There was something adorable, and even admirable, to Cubey's effort to catch up with both the singing and dancing. This time, instead of laughing at him, the crowd looked on at him encouragingly as they continue to dance and sing, feeling a sense of camaraderie with the strange looking beastman.

Deunan watched as Cubey floated in the air and clapped his hands, laughing out loud as his comment heartily. "Ranger Blue is THE BEST!"Eventually, the song reached its climax, and Deunan finished off by striking her signature pose with the rest of her audience: cocking her hip to the right, and pointing with her left hand while winking. Of course, there was bound to be a person or two who was out of sync, but for the most part Deunan and her fans struck the pose nearly at the same time.

A few seconds pass, and the crowd broke into applause, with Deunan bowing and thanking them. "Thank you! Thank you everyone! Merci! Danke! Arigato~!"

As she bowed and bowed, she stepped closer and closer to Cubey, getting ready to catch him in case he fell. She looked up at him with a big grin. "Forever is a long time! Don't be so sure yet~", she excitedly said, before tilting her head to the side, winking, and giving a thumbs up. Looking around, she spotted Lekan and Quin amongst the crowd, and..like most people, she found them to be an unusual, if cute, duo.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Ophelia

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"NO! I didn't beat her up! it was a spare! and SHE wanted it! cause SHE asked me!" Gelon said fustrated and watch mosa in disbelief and then back at Ridley as he put her down "if you dare to unfreeze her I will break you in a lot of tiny pieces once I'm okay again AND survived her!" he warned Ridley then focus back on Mosa "listen!! you big blue crock! SHE! was about to kill ME! and the only option I had LEFT was to hurt her in some way! I see it as a girl kicking a guy in the junk! so yes I touched her there! but only as a way to defend myself cause I HATE doing that! playing that foul!" Gelon explained Mosa hoping he would understand now and shut his big snout before he caused anymore trouble to them "you know what!? we go to Deunan right now! so that I can prove it!" Gelon said and watch the group "anyone against it?!"

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Ophelia

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Ophelia felt the small impact of her prison being put down. She could definitely hear a dispute outside, but couldn't make out the words. Suddenly, she could feel her surroundings getting warmer, and the ice was diminishing? She was confused. When the ice became weak enough, it gave way, shattering on the ground. She fell to her hands and knees, drenched from the melting ice. Ophelia let out an unsightly cough as she regained feeling in her senses. Unfortunately, this meant the pain returned too. She still shivered from the cold of the ice as she slowly got up on one knee, then stood up.

Luckily for them, she was too disoriented to lash out and attack, but instead looked at those crowded around her. She was the ice elemental from before, the beastwoman, a massive crocodillian man, and...him. All of them were gawking at her. Ophelia could recalled back in the labs when the scientists would stare and inspect her. She was reminded of the humiliation of being in such a vulnerable state.

"I-is this my execution?" She spoke with a stutter thanks to her body still recovering from the cold. That being the case, her gaze hardened once more.

Characters Present

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

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Ciril had to admit, while their choice of hoverbikes was anything but subtle, ...these two were fun. He smiles to himself as he selects them and charges it to his travel account as they head down to the hangar. He hoped the two rougeish companions would pay off in the end. He didn't answer K2 when he mentioned Drakov, but if he had wanted to turn him in by now...it would have been easy. Ciril inspects the bikes, still taking the mission seriously but... the pirate and the synthetic's enthusiasm was hard to resist and was starting to become infectious. "By the way K2, I'm not sure if Byatis knows anything more... but maybe he'll indirectly give us a lead. That was good thinking with the tracking device." he said, swinging up onto the seat of the bike smoothly one his long slender legs. The metal coils around them unraveled and adjusted to form a crisscrossed safety belt and plated shield on the frond of his bent legs to protect them from flying debris and to secure his slightly frame to the seat better. "Fits good."

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

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Cubey gave a high pitch squeak as the intergalactically famous pop star just announced she also thought Ranger Blue was cool, and happened to also be the chaps favorite of the Rainbow Rangers; which became an even higher squeak when he noticed the audience seemed to be dancing and singing along to, wriggling his stumpy legs in the air as he smiled and waved at the crowd, blushing enough that from a distance i could be mistaken for a nasty rash. When Deunan then proceeded to perform her trademark pose, Cubey once again put full effort into mimicking her again, though ended up as one of the out of sync bunch, for some reason trying his best to move his feet in the correct position despite not needing to due to floating in mid air, panting heavily from the energetic and joyous dancing.

After a few small moments of quiet, the crowd burst into applause and cheering, obviously enamored and impressed by Deunan's performance, and rightly, so. She wasn't a pop superstar for no reason after-all. Cubey clapped and cheered as well, putting his 'finger's between his lips in an attempt to give a belting whistle, but failing in all to do with the process except getting saliva on his hands. Cubey merely wiped his hand on the back of his shorts before continuing his clapping, realizing Deunan and wandered over to him. The gravity manipulating oddball immediately blushed and smiled shyly at Deunan's words, giving another giggle as she gave him a wink and thumbs up, lowering himself back onto the ground. He gave her a big old grin back, with two thumbs up, nervously replying; "That is true, forever is a long time!It's best day ever of when I got to talk to you, Deunan!", before suddenly turning embarrassed and hiding his face squealing; "I'm not blushing!". He stumbled about a little, trying to turn around to hide his embarrassment of what he just said, until he noticed the squid person in the crowd again, along with the scary looking insect lady, staring at them for a few moments as he lowered his hands, his eyes narrowing as if he was thinking of something.

He suddenly spun back round to Deunan, deciding to tell her what he had eavesdropped on earlier, deciding it was probably a good idea to warn her new buddy. Cubey whispered carefully to her as if he was scared that the squid man and the insect woman would hear him; "I saw those two earlier, the squid thing and the scary insect lady. They were with some other guys which had two robots, a pirate, a lizard guy and some pretty girl with glowing hair thingies and were talking about a gun for the pirate guy. Does that mean their bad guys? Because sometimes good guy's use guns but the pirate one seemed he could be a meanie. Are they all meanies?"
The man-child beastman scratched his head in consideration for a few moments, glaring at empty space for an answer before blurting with sudden realization; "Oh but don't worry Deunan, I'll keep you safe! Because were buddies now, so I won't let them hurt my buddies and i'm the 'Super Duper' Cubey!Which means I am a hero, because i been practicing really, really really really really hard in fighting stuff with the cutouts in my room even though the man on the TV says I shouldn't copy the moves at home, and I can change gravity stuff too. I'm gonna go beat up that scary bad guy too that was on TV, GEHENNA!"
He then proceeded to prove his point by doing a karate chop viciously at an imaginary opponent, followed with a high kick that caused him to loose balance and topple over onto his back, and clumsily standing back up.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

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"Hear what?" Sentinel responded to Megahertz jokingly. How long had it been since Megahertz had last eaten? Nothing today, and nothing that he remembered yesterday since meeting her. It was probably a good idea to hold off meeting Deunan until later. Looking over to where the crowd was still gathered around her, he saw the Beastman talking to her and glancing furtively in his and Megahertz's direction before proceeding to do some combat moves that resulted in him falling. A strange creature.

"Let's head over to shops. I'm sure we can find something interesting there." Walking along with Megahertz, he gazed around once again at the vista afforded by the park's position in the ship. It had lost some of it's wonder. Quite a bit of it, in fact. Sentinel felt constrained by the vessel, limited to the confines of its halls. There was always Dagojouiise...

Shuddering, he stumbled as several memories came to him unbidden. Of all the genius things implemented into his body, a memory-wiper was not one of them. Strange for a military facility that would want to ensure no secrets of any kind got out. Rotating his shoulders, Sentinel began to spin up his telekinetic module. He had rarely used the piece, and certainly never for something like this, but it would be something interesting to attempt.

Looking over to Megahertz, he grabbed her hand and stated, "Keep calm." With that brief warning, he began to make a series of waves beneath him. After a second, they started to rise up in the air at a leisurely pace. Reaching a height level with the area of shops, it was possible to see most of the ship. Some of the admiration he had lost came back. "Quite amazing, isn't it?" he whispered ambiguously.

Upon having floated for a few seconds, he began to levitate them towards the balustrade adjoining the boulevard of stores. Setting them down at the edge, he stood there recovering his energy. That had taken quite a bit of power from his systems, but not a terrible amount. It was quite fun actually. "So what kind of music do you like Alphard?" Sentinel asked.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

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Despite the fact that the concert had officially ended, the Interstellar Rose still provided her loving fans with an encore. Lekan didn't recognise the song, and he didn't know much about the language it was being sung in save for the fact that it was some uncommon human dialect. Still, it sounded pleasing to the ear-equivalent. The odd-looking Beastman seemed to be enjoying the show immensely, and Lekan was surprised to see it part company with the ground and start hovering in mid-air, albeit more clumsily than the Ondari and his companion. He returned the Beastman's cheerful wave with a slightly nervous one of his own, still unsure as to how much of a threat this stranger would be to him.

When Quin stated that he looked troubled, Lekan felt inclined to agree. "I know. Warrior's heart aside, I don't see how I'd be much good in a straight fight, especially since I have no weapons or armour of my own." He was about to say more, but he found that Deunan had taken notice of the pair of them. Considering that the pair in question were an Ondari and a Genesior, they probably did stand out from the crowd a little bit. Since she'd seen them already, Lekan decided to move in closer to the stage.

"Really happy to be here, Miss Knight," he told her. "Th-thank you for the concert." Being in a crowd like this, and having caught the attention of a galactic celebrity, he couldn't help but feel a little nervous. He wasn't looking at Quin, but he guessed that she was probably as nonplussed as ever right now. Lekan noticed the odd Beastman saying something to Deunan, and he could've sworn blind that he heard "squid" in there somewhere before the creature demonstrated its... well, fighting ability, for lack of a better word. It was strange how childlike he sounded, too.

"Excuse me, but was there something you wanted to say to me?" Lekan asked the Beastman. He knew that this person had been whispering something about him, even if he couldn't quite hear what it was all about. Still, the Ondari wasn't too fond of people talking about him behind his metaphorical back.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Ophelia Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

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Mosa's expression became more and more surprised, even horrified, as Gelon became more frustated. He replayed Gelon's words, 'SHE wanted it! Cause SHE asked me!' over and over in his head, and his mind drifted to the gutter. "..Those words sound REALLY horrible when you take it out of context.", he whispered, his jaw still hanging open.

However, it was too late. Ophelia was freed. Before anyone could say yes or no to Gelon's question, Vlad, Ridley, and Mosa all turned to look at the thawed Ophelia.

Ridley took the time to glance at Gelon, shrugged, and let out a deadpan, "Whoops." He really hated Gelon's guts, it seems.

Vlad shook her head and folded her arms as she stared at Ophelia. "No. It's....an apology. Sort of."

Mosa looked at Gelon, his massive crocodillian snout bearing a comically exaggerated scowl. "Yes! You must apologize!!", he said vehemently, while pointing at the poor one-armed mercenary. Mosa then turned to Ophelia with a sorry look on his face, and clasped his hands before bowing slightly, his massive upper body making him look like a big blue boulder about to roll over.

"Mosa so sorry for what he did! It was sick, perverted, and mean!"

The amused Vlad and Ridley turned to look at Gelon, to inspect his reaction.


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Deunan listened closely to Cubey as he told her of his...suspicions, all the while with a big smile on her face. He then watched as Cubey demonstrated his clumsy high kick, and giggled heartily as he fell. "Hihiihih! You're going to need some practice.....but you have potential for sure!", Deunan said as she gave out a thumbs up and a wink. There was something in Cubey's innocence that spoke out to her, something which she found irresistably adorable. Still, she was a little worried when Cubey mentioned his desire to fight GEHENNA. She was never one to judge a book by its cover....or even the first chapter...., but still, fighting something so out of this world such as GEHENNA would preferrably not be done alone. Him mentioning of his ability to 'change gravity stuff' intrigued her as well, making a mental note to ask him about this later, as she saw Lekan and Quin approach.

Quin considered Lekan's words for two seconds. Before nodding in agreement. "Yes. You suck at straight up combat.", she stated bluntly and clearly, without any hint of maliciousness.

Deunan laughed joyfully at Lekan's formal greeting, while giving a playfully dismissive wave. "Ahahahhahaha! Oh please, just call me Deunan! Formalities make me feel itchy. And what should I call both of you?", she asked with an attentive look.

Quin blinked, and replied, "Bob. Bob Howzer."

"...." Deunan looked between Cubey, Quin, Lekan, then finally Quin. She was not convinced that was her real name.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Megahertz smiled with approval at Sentinel's joke. She then nodded at his suggestion. "Mm-hmm!", and followed him again. As they walk, she noticed him shuddering strangely for a split second. She couldn't help but give an inquisitive look, though she wasn't sure it would be proper to press the matter.

A simple "Eh?" was all that Megahertz could utter as Sentinel grabbed her hand. Feeling the wave below her, she instinctively moved closer to Sentinel from surprise as they float up. She gazed with wonder at the shops below. You simply could not tell that you were in a ship in the middle of the deserts from up here. Everything seemed so...comfortable and casual, the shops colorful with their own personalizations and charms. There saw a clothes shop with a giant Light-up bowtie on the roof, for example, or a music shop shaped like a giant stereo system with a door. Eccentric, yet charming. "Yeah....", she whispered back, full of wonder, at Sentinel's question.

As they landed, Megahertz realized just now how close she was to him, and she backed away, before combing her hair and clearing her throat. "Ahem. Hmm."

They began walking and looking through the shops. Megahertz smiled a bit when Sentinel called her by her real name again. Somehow, that simple gesture felt so right. "Ohh....plenty. I'm not picky, really, but I generally prefer stuff with more energy. More passion. And guitar solos. Um, yes. You can NOT skip the guitar solos." Megahertz looked up at the artificial sky with an excited expression while clasping her hands. "Can you imagine those HANDSOME hands rubbing themselves all over the guitar strings? At a speed that would overwhelm most men?? Oh yesssss!"

Megahertz slightly turned to look at Sentinel, smiling genuinely and excitedly. "As for lyrics...I prefer something...heroic, chivalrous. Like power metal!" She folded her arms and pouted slightly while glancing away, before speaking with a lowered tone, "My allies at Dark S1de think of me as a silly little girl for liking such uh...silly things."

She paused, before turning to Sentinel, asking with a bit of hesitation "...Do you think I'm silly...?"

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Ophelia

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"GAH! you are unbelievable Mosa! Fine! FINE! I'm sorry for what I did to you BUT! Do know!! That you left me no choose! It was my only option of survival!" Gelon said furious "Vlad can you please bring me to our room and give me a syringe of nanobots cause I got an ICE CUBE! to beat up! And mosa to prove that I did meet Deunan and beat her fair and square in a spare" gelon said in a what calmer tone to her since she was the only one not to bad mouth him but just be honest and hear him out before judging him

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As Vlad walked with Gelon on her he sigh softly and pat her shoulder "thank you, thank you for being honest to me and not judge me on the things I say, you think and hear me out then you say something and I can appreciate that a lot" he said calm and thankful to her "if you ever want too do something or I can do something for you don't hesitate to ask" he said to her, respecting her greatly

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

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As Deunan advised him on more training, Cubey merely gave a cocky grin and replied cheekily; "Maybe I could use a litte, but I only fell over because I didn't drink all my juice today and i'm tired from dancing and because I haven't had playtime or nap-time today. But wait you see, i'm as strong as Ranger Red!", though his sudden confidence was knocked asunder when he realized the squid guy he was talking about earlier had just went up to his new friend, gushing over her performance as Cubey did before. He was worried, maybe the possible bad guy wanted to hurt his buddy, but then maybe he was just a fan like him, who also though she was super mega awesome cool and really very good at singing. He wasn't sure about the bug lady who said squid guy was bad at fighting that relieved Cubey a little. He was never sure if he could beat some that was good at fighting.

As Lekan questioned what Cubey was whispering about, the naive beastman jumped in shock, managing to be blindsided by the squid creature, obviously shaken that he managed to hear something from the conversation earlier. He then let his eyes stare guiltily at the ceiling, tapping his hands together as he managed to stammer out suspiciously; "N-n-n-not at A-a-a-a-all!I was j-j-j-j-just t-t-t-t-talking about the R-r-r-r-r-r-r-rainbow R-r-r-r-r-r-rangers. I'm not lying." , doing terribly at hiding the truth as he then proceeded to whistle out of tune, edging a little closer to Deunan in nervousness.
He then stared at the other much like Deunan did when the insect lady announced her name was apparently Bob Howzer, which prompted Cubey to automatically say; "That's just silly! Your a girl! Bob's a boy name! Tee hee hee! Your so silly, 'bob'!", a she nudged her in the ribs giggling before taking a step back and clearing his throat.
"I am the 'Super Duper' Cubey! I'm buddies with Deunan and I'm super good at fighting and doing gravity stuff and watching cartoons and drinking juice and eating sweets and stuff!", he announce proudly, doing his best to imitate one of the Rainbow Rangers poses, before adding; "Oh, and umm if you need help fighting we could training together Mr. squid man, but we'd need to find a a cardboard cutout and I can't train with you if your a bad guy.", then nodding sagely, as if he just imparted some ancient wisdom to the stranger.

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Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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(Points to anyone who finds the allusion)

As they landed and Megahertz stepped away from him, he felt a small pang of loss for the contact. It had felt...comforting with Megahertz close to him. Less lonely than he had been in all these years of his life. Sentinel may not have been able to feel the touch as a living being would, but the simple act afforded him a soft glow of happiness. Maybe he wouldn't be so lonely after all.

Walking down the boulevard, Sentinel searched the various shops with quick glances through the windows. One, called Broken Dreams, seemed a fairly morbid place. Black candles burned softly in the interior and his olfactory sensors detected traces of incense wafting out as well. Shadows hung on the wall, personal cloaks that would bond with the wearer, expressing their mood with its various shades. But not what he was looking for.

Listening to Megahertz's words, he compared her description with what he had thought of Deunan's music. Certainly a few differences in there. Her music was more light-hearted and up-beat, suited pleasing crowds and the ear. From what Megahertz said, she preferred something more inspirational and heavy, providing a strong rhythm and beat. What would that sound like. Certainly something to try. If Sentinel could have smiled he would have as Megahertz wondered at being able to play a guitar. Her enthusiasm was so honest and friendly that his affection towards her rose even more. Thinking to the credit chip he had stored, he now saw a new use for it. Sentinel might be able to win her through music, but in a different way than he had originally planned.

At her query, he tilted his head briefly before quickly answering, "Silly? No, you are not silly. To be silly would be to listen to those that tell you you shouldn't like that. What you are is more important than what others think of you. Remember that." Spotting a cafe, he directed them towards the building. It would do her good to eat. He felt guilty about it, in fact. After all, it was his fault that they she had not been able to access food. Sitting down, he leaned back to rest, still recovering slightly from the exertion of lifting himself and Megahertz. A much more complex and tasking venture than smashing open a tank.

Looking over at her once again, pronouncing, "And if anyone ever tries to stop you from being yourself, they'll have me to deal with."

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Ophelia

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Ophelia reeled back instinctively as Mosa got close. "An apology..." she repeated quietly. She then looked to Gelon as he attempted to explain himself. She just stared incredulously as he grovelled then walked off with Vlad. "That's what you all thought...this was about..." Mosa and Ridley can see her getting angry. She clenched her fists and furrowed her brow as she took a step back away from Ridley. "You pigs think thats why I attacked? I attacked because they company you work for funded and supported the ones who turned me into a monster. And I will not let him gain such power by 'capturing' GEHENNA. They had to be stopped." She spoke through her teeth. She didn't know if Mosa worked for Drakov industries, so she mainly focused her hatred towards Ridley, since Gelon and Vlad walked away. "If its anyone who should apologize it's your boss, and with his life." She muttered under her breath.

She took a moment to their silence to look at her surroundings of the Realta Nua. It was....like another planet entirely. A temperate, indoor city. It was so diversely populated, yet she still felt she stuck out. Rightfully so, with her unsightly features. The were in a park of some sort. Many people were walking around. She noticed a crowd around a pink-haired woman. Sour thoughts came to mind about someone she knew with vibrant hair. She was at a loss of what to do. Would she run? Would she fight? Ophelia didn't know the consequences of either action.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Ophelia

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Ridley rolled his eye at Gelon's threatening comment. "Are you feeling THAT emasculated, Gelon?" Mosa shook his head. "You could've gone for her back..." Vlad proceeded to follow Gelon, with an unimpressed look on her face as she glared at Gelon touching her shoulder. Again. "Oh, I am judging you. I am judging you very much right now. Unlike the boys, I just know to keep my mouth shut."

When Mosa saw Vlad and Gelon walking away, he ran back to them. "HEY, GRABBY GELON! VLAD! WAIT! I'M NOT DONE YET!", and planted his strong, manly hands on their shoulders firmly. "What is it with you people and touching. ALL the touching.", Vlad scowled.

Ridley stared down at Ophelia, listening to her. He looked at her from top to bottom. He knew about Drakov's more immoral experimentations, though he never really got a chance to look at one personally....until now. Looking at her from eye to eye, he felt a tinge of guilt. He does not like bullies, whether it be himself or someone he works with, though he tries to not care, and he never really had to. But when faced with such intense black eyes, Ridley was left speechless.

Mosa returned, dragging Gelon and Vlad to Ridley and Ophelia. "Hey now! Mosa got idea. Mosa treat you all for lunch, so you all can have some quality time, yes? Yes!", he said, not taking 'no' from an answer, despite Vlad and Ridley's silent protest.


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The four were dragged into...a sushi restaurant. A cozy brown interior with a modern yet exotic twist. They sat down at the bar, in front of the conveyor belt delivering delicious seafood on colorful plates. Mosa and Ridley had a bit of trouble sitting, particularly the overly huge Mosa, but they settled down eventually.

Vlad's eyes were locked on the sushi conveyor belt, with a look of hunger and desire. Like a cat, her head tracked the plates of the sushi. She spotted the orange roe-sprinkled California roll, the sight of its vibrant green avocado, its white rice, and orange crab meat enough to whet her apetite. She became more and more excited as she saw more sushi came in, finding herself at lost at which to choose. The Black Dragon? The rainbow?! What about the unagi roll?!! So many choices!

Mosa turned to look at each of his 'buddies', looking particularly happy at Vlad's obvious excitement. Ah, he remembered when he used to take her to her seafood restaurant all the time, when they were still together....good times, good times. He then turned to Gelon, Ridley, and Ophelia. "Mosa pay all. You eat, eat, eat!", he said with a giddy grin.

Ridley was seated between Gelon and Ophelia, and he glanced between the two. Not his choice of seating, but whatever.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Ophelia

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Gelon sit on his seat and was keeping himself together pretty well but he could feel the pain creeping closer "Mosa i can't stay i need to leave otherwise i might collapse from my injuries" Gelon said as he got op leaning on everything he could "and don't stop me cause i'm literally broken and might have some small internal bleeding" Gelon said as he pushed the door open and walk along the walls "stupid those three, unbelievable!" he mumbled under his breath "i respect her and what do i get just smacked in the face and that ice elemental just hates my guts, this is why i work alone god dammit no one seems to understand me and my ways" Gelon mumbled to himself as he made his way to his 'team's' room

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

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Lekan looked quite obviously unimpressed at the Beastman's attempt at lying. If nothing else, it did bring him to the conclusion that this person couldn't even act threatening even if they tried, which came as a slight relief. Talking with Deunan was nice; her voice seemed to make him feel more at ease, especially when she politely dismissed the formalities with a wave of her hand. When she asked for their names, however, Quin just had to go and spoil the moment.

"She meant what are our names, Quin," he retorted, giving her a poke in the side with one of his arms. "My name's Lekan, and my friend here is called Quin." The Beastman introduced itself as Cubey. A very... fitting name, given the shape of its head. They already knew of Deunan, of course. Who didn't?

Lekan listened to Cubey, wincing at the fact that he'd overheard Quin stating that the Ondari did indeed suck at fighting. Actually training to fight, though. That sounded like a reasonable idea, even if it was just to learn how to better defend himself in unarmed combat. There was, however, a slight flaw in Cubey's plan.

"I don't think GEHENNA would be as easy to take down as cardboard cutouts," said Lekan. "They've got facilities rigged up for training, so we could always do some sparring. What do you think, Quin?" He felt that the Genesior, being a veteran of the war, would make an excellent teacher.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Ophelia

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Ophelia was dragged by Mosa to a restaurant with the others. In her complete confusion, she didn't resist. She was sat down but she remained completely quiet. The smell of fish invaded her nostrils quickly, and she turned noticing food riding around on a conveyor belt. She had absolutely no idea why she was here, what she was looking at in terms of food, or even WHO these people were. They didn't even know who she was. She just stared around blankly. She had to hunch awkwardly in her seat, since her dorsal spined didn't allow for easy comfort. She just told them her plight but...nothing. Ophelia stared at the table.

Suddenly a whining sound came from her stomach. She was starving. Ophelia hadn't eaten in almost a week. But she didn't take any food. She refused to trust people she had just met. She didn't make eye contact with any of them.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Deunan Knight 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: Ophelia Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

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Deunan giggled more and more at Cubey, finding him to be cuter and cuter by the second.

Quin did not budge as Cubey poked at him. Like Deunan though, she quickly became more and more charmed by his antics. Quin turned to Lekan, and whispered, "You have just been out-cuted."

Quin glanced to the ceiling to think over Lekan's suggestion.

Deunan gave a thumbs up and nodded at Lekan. "That sounds like a FABULOUS idea!", she excitedly stated with a bubbly tone. "Four of us training together...I'm sure we can compliment each other's strengths and weaknessees!"

Quin kept quiet for a bit more, before nodding once. "Okay." She looked at each of them with an analytic eye. An inexperienced squid, a cubic Giraffe, a galactic popstar, and a space bug marine. Not exactly her top pick for an eldritch-abomination hunting squad. Still, there may be more than meets the eye with them..especially the cubic giraffe. If what he said about gravity manipulation was true...then he might just be one of their best fighters.

"So! when should we do this?", Deunan asked eagerly, placing both hands on her hips.

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Megahertz glanced at the "Broken Dreams" store. She couldn't help but smile a bit, as she knew some people back at Dark S1de who would be at home with this shop.

Megahertz blushed and lowered her head a bit at Sentinel's statement. She froze, unsure of what to do, or how to show her gratefulness. Yes, gratefulness. She stared at him, eye to visor, for a long while. She considered it strange that such a genuinely chivalrous statement could be found from a killer robot, of all thi-..people. But was it really that strange?

"Good afternoon! May I take your orders?", a chirpy voice suddenly broke Megahertz out of her silence.

"A-ah! Right...uhhh..", Megahertz looked down at the menu on the table, thinking for a bit. "I'll take the Alfredo Crepe please. Yes!" Megahertz turned to look at Sentinel, wondering if he would even need, want, or could, eat.

Suddenly, from the corner of her eyes, Megahertz could see a....strange, bleeding man walking alongside the walls. She hovered closer to Sentinel, whispering, in an anxious manner, "Hey....Sentinel...look."

They could see Gelon Deskovitch limping, mumbling, bleeding everywhere. The crowds stay away from him and the bloodied wall.


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Mosa looked up at Gelon as he got up, and looked genuinely worried. "Oh..uh. Okay then. Bai!"

Vlad also glanced at him until he left, feeling a tiny bit of concern...until she heard him backtalk the three with her sensitive cat ears, and her glance turned into a glare at the closing door.

Vlad then turned towards the sushi conveyor belt, picked one, and started eating voraciously. Ridley nearby also grabbed an orange plate with delicious-looking sushi on it, and began shoving it into the red core in his abdomen.

Mosa wolfed down sushi after sushi in seconds, his enormous hands surprisingly having a tight and steady grip on the pencil-thin chopsticks. As he munched, he noticed Ophelia refusing to eat. He hesitated at first, but after hearing her stomach growl, Mosa's hesitation disappeared completely. He grabbed an enormous box and placed it in front of Ophelia. He opened it, revealing a steaming eel fillet over some rice with tempting sweet sauce dripped over it.

"Eaaaaaaaat. Don't worry, Mosa pay for everything! Healthy women are full women!" Mosa said while looking at her with an enormous, encouraging grin. Thanks to all that teeth and those firey orange eyes, it looked more threatening than encouraging, really, which was not helped with thuggish, heavy voice.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Ophelia

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Ophelia looked up at Mosa when he placed the open box of food to where she was staring. The scent of the fresh food assaulted her senses, only making her stomach grumble louder. She whimpered to herself. She still didn't trust any of them but she was quickly losing the war of attrition with her basic instincts. Ophelia seized the box of food in the middle of Mosa's sentence and voraciously devoured it's contents. Ophelia had no etiquette whatsoever. The food was gone in only a couple of minutes. She put the box down. The three can notice that the stitches on the edge of her mouth were bleeding a little, perhaps from her eating. She wiped it off with her sleeve.

It was soooo good. Ophelia hadn't had real food in...forever. All she ever had as food was sludge the scientists called 'formula' and supplement injections. The flavours were almost too much to handle. Ophelia quietly looked back up at Mosa. "....thank you." she said quietly. She then looked to all of them. "Who...are you?"

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Awkwardness settled over Sentinel as he and Megahertz sat there staring at each other. Reflecting on his behavior, he was astonished by it. With seemingly no reason, he had gone from yesterday killing her man without remorse and whimsically bringing her to sitting with her at a cafe of all things. Something had definitely happened while he was 'unconscious', for lack of better words. Once again attempting to figure out what had happened to him, specifically what was in the inaccessible area, Sentinel still found himself blocked by the mainframe. Strange that he, the conscious part of the system, should be blocked by something he could edit. Albeit, the editing was a fairly poor job.

Ordering the food simply served to exacerbate his uncomfortable mood. He physically couldn't eat. Ordering something would simply be a waste of food and money. But to not do so would be strange. Indecision plagued him. About to answer, he was stopped by Megahertz's pointing out of Gelon.

Turning, Sentinel saw the man stumbling along the wall, blood dripping along the causeway and leaving smears of blood across the wall. Where there was a bleeding man stumbling across, there was either a danger nearby or the man had self-inflicted the wound. Sentinel stuck with the previous as someone who self-inflicted a wound would most likely not wander around.

Although his power generator was as of yet recovering, Sentinel began to charge up the telekinetic module in case he had to do some nonlethal work. Placing a hand to one of the particle cannons attached to his waist, he approached Gelon and asked, "Excuse me, sir. Do you require assistance?"

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Gelon looked up as he heard Sentinel's voice and only then he noticed the blood "it appears I do" he said and lean against the wall with his arm "the name is Gelon, Gelon Deskovitch" he said as he tried to figure out where the bleeding was coming from but it wasn't becoming any easier with the increasing amount of pain and his broken body

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz Character Portrait: Ophelia

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Mosa grinned as Ophelia wolfed down her food. So quickly! She must have been starving, he thought. All three noticed the bleeding from the stitches on her mouth. Mosa quietly admired her simply brushing off that wound. Vlad wondered what happened to her, since she was not there to hear her plight. Ridley glanced to the side, remembering what Ophelia told him about Drakov and their illegal experimentations. Vlad and Ridley both wonder if the simple act of eating would be painful for her.......or if she had lived so long with the pain, that it became more a nuisance than anything.

Mosa's eyes lit up, and his grin widened when Ophelia thanked him. This was why he chose to be a chef. Seeing the joy in people's faces, as they taste and enjoy new food....it was enough to bring happiness in the big crocodile's heart. Mosa nodded enthusiastically to both himself and Ophelia, and then introduced himself, pointing to his chest. "Mosa is Mosa. That is Vlad, and the asshole is Ridley.", Mosa said as he pointed at the two.

"Hey!", Ridley gave a token whine of protest.

Just then, Vlad realized that they did not even know Ophelia's name yet. She opened her mouth, and was about to ask the question herself, but..

"What bout you? What your name?" Mosa beat her to it with his burly voice, his right elbow placed at the bar, his lips bearing an oddly whimsical, cat-like smile.

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Megahertz rushed over to accompany Sentinel, looking at Gelon in concern. "Goodness, what the hell happened to you?! You look like you've been ran over by a train....", Megahertz spoke anxiously. She knelt down next to him, and her eyes glow slightly as she scanned all the broken bones, stab wounds, and internal bleeding inside him. "By the tentacles....", she whispered, horrified. She looked up at Sentinel. "Call the medics!"

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Ophelia

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Ophelia looked at each one of her company as Mosa introduced them, just staring quietly. "I won't bother asking about the other's name. The one with personal space issues." She muttered quietly. She then looked over at Mosa. "...my name?" She went quiet for a moment, sifting through her memories as if sh had to recall what her name was until finally. "...Ophelia. My name is Ophelia," she revealed in a low voice. No one in a very long time referred to her by any name, just a code with some numbers. The only one who called her by her name was her old cellmate. Ophelia shook her head as to not dwell on the thought.

She continued to take food from the conveyor belt and scarf it down. She felt guilty for betraying her own senses. She didn't want their pity but she was just....so...hungry. She didn't particularly feel safe being in the company of Drakov's minions, or inside Drakov's flying fortress but she really didn't have much of a choice. But she had to admit, this place was...pleasant. Too bad she can never fully enjoy it.

Ophelia looked at the three again, looking at her bleeding mouth where the stitches were. "...At the lab I had a tendency of biting anyone who got too close. In case you were curious." She said bluntly.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch

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Gelon slump down on the ground and cough painfully "oh I pissed someone of and that someone threw a boulder to me it was while I was on a mission, can't tell you too much don't think the company I work for would like it" he said and check for blood in his mouth which there was "oh great the nanobots are done" he said and reach for his pocket "do you have something to bite on?" He simply asked as he held the syringe

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

Earnings

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The suggestion of sparring in the training arena seemed to go down pretty well with the others. "We could all go down right now if you wanted. Quin and I aren't busy," he said. Seeing that nobody looked like they were planning on objecting, he made his way toward the training area that had been set up for would-be combatants like themselves to hone their skills, for lack of a better word. The Ondari had heard Quin's whispered remark all too clearly, and he wished he hadn't. It might have been a tinge of jealousy on his part, but he couldn't help but wonder if the comment had been made out of maliciousness, to deliberately aggravate him. Strangely, it also seemed to imply that the Genesior thought he was cute to begin with.

When the group reached the training area, Lekan was content to follow the others. He had never even been anywhere near a place like this in his life before, although he was probably going to be seeing quite a bit of this place in the near future. "So... who shall be sparring against who?"

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Gelon Deskovitch Character Portrait: Sentinel Character Portrait: Megahertz

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Sentinel nodded as Megahertz spoke. While this Gelon figure seemed to be getting slightly better by the moment, it still would not do to have him die from internal bleeding. No matter the nanobots, serious enough damage can kill anyone. Tapping into the ship's network, he activated a line to the medical bay. "We have an emergency on the shop boulevard, a heavily injured man, unknown condition. Requesting some form of medical assistance." Sentinel streamed a list of coordinates for more accurate identification of the area as he disconnected from the thing.

At Gelon's request, he looked around him swiftly. Nothing in the current area that would do much good, depending on how picky Gelon was. The cloak in his compartment was probably fairly sterile after being burned, but wouldn't provide much cushion. Detaching one of the particle cannons from his leg, Sentinel popped out a bolt that was large enough for Gelon to bite on yet small enough to fit in his math. Handing him the piece, Sentinel waited to see what would happen.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Deunan Knight Character Portrait: Quin Veta Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Lekan Voldaris Character Portrait: Ophelia Character Portrait: 'Super Duper' Cubey

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Ridley asked Ophelia, with plenty of annoyance in his tone, "Oh, you mean Grabby Gelon?"

Mosa growled a little at the mention of Gelon's name, gritting his enormous teeth. "Grabby Gelon touched Mosa's tattoo. Mosa not appreciate that. You not touch someone's tattoo without their permission. Very invasive of personal space. Like touching someone's child or privates. Not nice. ", Mosa spoke in a low, rumbling voice while shooking his head. Somehow, despite his thuggish appearance and brute-ish voice, he sounded more menacing when he wasn't yelling.

When Ophelia revealed her name though, Mosa brightened up again almost immediately, and very jarringly. "Ophelia! It is beautiful name.", he grinned and nodded once more.

The three continued eating with Ophelia in a calm manner. With Mosa between them, Ridley and Vlad felt a lot safer. Vlad couldn't help but worry about Mosa's safety, even if she would not admit it.

Ridley did a double take on Ophelia as she delivered her direct statement. Once again, he was silenced. Vlad looked into her food, and mumbled, "So they stitched it shut.", matter of factly, keeping a neutral tone to the whole ordeal.

"Hehehehe. That did not stop you, eh? Good." Mosa nodded. Mosa was not one to dwell in the past. Being a beastman, there are two things most important to him: honor and strength. He saw both Ophelia's bluntness, the hatred in her eyes, and especially her willingness to thank and cooperate with him as a sign of true strength. Everyone has their own weakness to their pasts. Some chose to bitch and moan, but others chose to use the hatred to empower themselves. And sometimes....you need to draw strength from anywhere and everywhere. Even the darkest of your emotions.

Mosa called for the bill as he made sure everyone was done eating, before turning to Ophelia. "Mosa don't suppose you have place to stay? Mosa has room in lower class cabins. Mosa came with three other people, but...they got off this morning." Mosa grinned again. "You can stay with Mosa if you want."

Ridley and Vlad looked at Mosa in disbelief. Even so, Vlad knew that there was nothing she could do to stop the stubborn oaf. Ridley also knew that if he ratted Ophelia and, especially, Mosa out to Drakov, Vlad would scream for his blood. And right now, Gelon is enough trouble for him.


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Deunan smiled warmly at Cubey. And instead of answering with words, she pulled out her pen and signed her name on the cardboard box. 'Deunan knight', in stylish, italic letters. She made sure to add a heart at the end of the 't'. She then gave Cubey a cute smile, and gestured Cubey to follow Lekan and Quin as they made their way to the training center.

They arrive in the training center, where they were surrounded by training equipment. Sandbags, treadmills, and even a boxing ring in the middle. Deunan placed both her hands on her cheeks and looked on the ring with a googly smile. "Beautiful....", she whispered in awe.

Quin kept quiet for a while, looking around as Lekan aasked his question.

Suddenly, she stopped her gaze at Lekan again, and pointed at Cubey. "You two. Fight."

Deunan punched the air in excitement. "OH MY! This should be cuuuuute!!!!", before sticking two of her raised hand's fingers to create the 'victory' gesture.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mosa Belkan Character Portrait: Ridley Character Portrait: Alisa Vladimirovna Catria Character Portrait: Ophelia

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A place to stay? Ophelia was unsure about that. It was true, she really didn't have anywhere to go but...could she really trust these people? More specifically the crocodilian man? Before she could respond, the announcement on the loudspeaker invaded their conversation. Ophelia's ears lowered in annoyance. A storm was coming, and it wasn't due to simulated weather. She quickly looked around. She would definitely NOT be short on metal to defend herself with. Ophelia looked at Mosa, then to the others. "I think that will have to wait." She said coldly. Ophelia could care less about Drakov's ship and his belongings, but even she knew bandits would attack anyone on sight. At least, thats what the crew of the Gilgamesh said before she slaughtered them.

She stood tall and clenched her fists, as she could already spot some bandits entering the sh