Jun 06 21:18:42 [Cubey] As a second prong of the Project Unification joint operation, a task force is sent towards the Discovery's crash site.
Jun 06 21:18:45 [Cubey] This is you.
Jun 06 21:19:56 [Cubey] Rand: "Well, things're looking alright for now. You'd expect a lot of destruction all around the place."
Jun 06 21:20:39 [Cubey] The mighty Gunleon is here as well! Anyway Rand is correct. The mountainous terrain doesn't have any visible damage. Though you can't be sure until you see the crashsite itself.
Jun 06 21:20:56 [Cubey] The shuttle moves over a large hill and...
Jun 06 21:21:12 [Cubey] Mail: "Woah! What the heck is that supposed to be?"
Jun 06 21:21:39 [Cubey] In front of you, a very large half-sphere.
Jun 06 21:21:51 [Aero] Willis: "I guess that explains that."
Jun 06 21:22:07 [Cubey] Multiple kilometers in diameter, you can kinda see through it though there is a lot of visible distortion.
Jun 06 21:22:36 [Corel] Elys: "It doesn't look good, that's for sure."
Jun 06 21:22:37 [Cubey] And inside it you can see glimpses of buildings. A local town is trapped in it.
Jun 06 21:22:47 [Cubey] And so is the large hull of the Discovery of Self...
Jun 06 21:22:58 [Cubey] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Jun 06 21:23:02 [Steam] Zankuro: "It's so big..."
Jun 06 21:23:24 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "What an ominous view. Approach with caution."
Jun 06 21:23:40 [Aero] To Willis' dismay the cloak that he generated for Strahlend expecting a much more debris filled site wouldn't be of much use here, he still launches with the cloak still covering most of the machine though.
Jun 06 21:23:41 [frifreeman] Walt: "Okay, remind me. Had we found any way to smartly counter Loni and her goddess' power? Like "Reality Warping Goddesses Hate This! One Easy Trick To Protect Your Temporal Reality" or something in that line
Jun 06 21:24:10 [aldosalt] Dido: "A force field, then! Or something with less basis in reality?"
Jun 06 21:24:25 [Cubey] Rand: "From my experience, applied violence works pretty well..."
Jun 06 21:24:36 [aldosalt] Dido fires up ShelLancer's long-range sensors, trying to analyze what the dome is, exactly.
Jun 06 21:24:37 [Aero] Willis: "That only goes so far before she bails him out"
Jun 06 21:24:42 [frifreeman] Walt: "Maybe zen? Like, if we don't think anything, the goddess can't consider us hero or villain."
Jun 06 21:25:18 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Countering it is the reason we need to recover the Discovery of Self in the first place."
Jun 06 21:25:25 [Cubey] Mail: "We're not just going to get in there like that, right? Darling and I prepared a scout drone, it's on a rope and everything"
Jun 06 21:26:03 [Corel] Elys: "That's a better plan."
Jun 06 21:26:04 [Cubey] Dido's sensors reveal... actually, nothing. There is visible distortion but no energy readings or weird radiation corresponds to that.
Jun 06 21:26:10 [Steam] Mizuki: "So the real question though is... does he know we're here yet?"
Jun 06 21:26:23 [Aero] Willis: "I'd rather not wait around to find out while we poke and prod at it."
Jun 06 21:26:46 [Cubey] The shuttle lands near, but not immediately next, to the dome.
Jun 06 21:27:03 [Cubey] Rand: "We're about to find out! Giga scanner, SHOOT!"
Jun 06 21:27:09 [aldosalt] Dido: "Either way, Mizuki, we'll have to move quickly. Blitzkrieg that Loni bastard."
Jun 06 21:27:18 [Cubey] The Gunleon throws the drone with a mighty heave. The drone in question looks more than a little improvised...
Jun 06 21:27:47 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Impatience will not be a good idea. Let us wait and see what the..." Completely inaudible sigh. "Giga Scanner finds out."
Jun 06 21:27:54 [Cubey] And yes, it is on a rope.
Jun 06 21:28:04 [Corel] Elys: "That thing definitely fits their style..."
Jun 06 21:28:18 [Cubey] Rand: "So, how is it?"
Jun 06 21:28:21 [Cubey] Mail: "Eeeeeeeh!"
Jun 06 21:28:41 [Cubey] Mail: "Darling, the drone's busted, it doesn't give any signals at all... oh wait, it does now?"
Jun 06 21:29:06 [Cubey] The second part of the young mechanic's sentence comes when the drone returns from behind the globe.
Jun 06 21:29:26 [Cubey] It looks like it can cross the sphere in one way or another without any difficulty. And once it returned it doesn't look any worse for the wear than before.
Jun 06 21:29:42 [Cubey] Mail: "So this huge dome is only blocking radio signals?"
Jun 06 21:29:59 [Cubey] Rand: "In that case, Dido's right."
Jun 06 21:30:11 [Cubey] Rand: "We need to get in and crush Loni before he sees it coming!"
Jun 06 21:30:25 [Corel] Elys: "For the sake of the people stuck in there, too."
Jun 06 21:30:37 [aldosalt] Dido: "Great minds–and great mechanics–think alike, I guess!'
Jun 06 21:31:09 [Cubey] Mail does the puffy face again.
Jun 06 21:31:12 [Cubey] Rand: "Eh?"
Jun 06 21:31:45 [Cubey] Anyway, it looks like there is nothing left to do here.
Jun 06 21:31:48 [Cubey] On this side of the dome.
Jun 06 21:31:52 [Cubey] Dare ye enter?
Jun 06 21:32:06 [Aero] Willis: "Let's go then."
Jun 06 21:32:13 [Aero] And of course Willis is the first to enter.
Jun 06 21:32:24 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Very well then. Onwards! Willis can be the pointman."
Jun 06 21:32:39 [Cubey] Willis feels incredible pain as his body is cut into... okay, no. That doesn't happen.
Jun 06 21:32:52 [Tengu] Scaraber follows, weapons at ready.
Jun 06 21:33:03 [Corel] Not one to be left out, Elys follows in Amagahara, which is also wrapped in its own cloak.
Jun 06 21:33:04 [Steam] The BlackNight follows after too.
Jun 06 21:33:12 [Cubey] Light shines brightly down on you, the weather warm but pleasantly so.
Jun 06 21:33:21 [Steam] Zankuro: "Totally harmless, it's totally harmless, it's totally harmless-!"
Jun 06 21:34:23 [Cubey] The inside of the dome seems peaceful and harmonious. It's hard to even tell that a crash landing took place.
Jun 06 21:34:32 [aldosalt] Dido: "...if you keep puffing like that, you'll pop like bubblegum, girl."
Jun 06 21:34:36 [Corel] Elys: "...If nothing is stopping anyone from leaving, then why didn't they?"
Jun 06 21:35:02 [Aero] Willis: "...I think they might not have realized that anything happened."
Jun 06 21:35:16 [Cubey] The town is nearby, right next to the Discovery. Almost like if the latter was a local point of interest and the former was built to accomodate it.
Jun 06 21:35:23 [Corel] Elys: "Not even that?"
Jun 06 21:35:31 [Cubey] And... from inside the dome, you cannot see any sort of distortion at all.
Jun 06 21:35:52 [Cubey] Rand: "Well, this isn't so bad..."
Jun 06 21:36:08 [Steam] Mizuki: "That's what doesn't make any sense."
Jun 06 21:36:10 [Cubey] Rand: "But, you know..."
Jun 06 21:36:15 [Aero] Willis: "Exactly, which is why it's weird."
Jun 06 21:36:19 [Cubey] Why do you have such a bad feeling about this?
Jun 06 21:36:26 [Cubey] Suddenly, an explosion!
Jun 06 21:36:42 [Cubey] One of the buildings of the town is set on fire. And several others are engulfed by explosions.
Jun 06 21:36:44 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Bizarre. Does anyone see any inhabi-"
Jun 06 21:36:49 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "!"
Jun 06 21:36:51 [aldosalt] Dido: "Wait...did this town even exist before the Discovery crash-landed? Or are we in some sort of Twilight Zone creepy-happyland...?"
Jun 06 21:36:54 [Cubey] You see mobile suit-sized machines moving around that place!
Jun 06 21:36:55 [aldosalt] "Nevermidn!"
Jun 06 21:37:10 [Corel] Elys: "Good grief...here we go."
Jun 06 21:37:27 [Aero] Willis: "Business as usual eh."
Jun 06 21:38:25 [Cubey] ???: "Aaah, someone help!"
Jun 06 21:38:32 [frifreeman] Walt: "maybe they're friendly? and shooting them will put us in jeopardy with some other extranational or extra dimensional community"
Jun 06 21:38:38 [Cubey] ???: "We're under attack by bandits!"
Jun 06 21:38:51 [Cubey] You see local people running around in sheer terror!
Jun 06 21:38:54 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Friendlies would not attack the town. We need to protect the locals. Engage the enemies."
Jun 06 21:39:15 [Aero] Willis: "Okay that's still weird..."
Jun 06 21:39:34 [Cubey] ???: "Please, someone save me... aaah!"
Jun 06 21:39:47 [Cubey] A young woman is suddenly captured by a mobile suit that leaned down to grab her!
Jun 06 21:40:03 [Cubey] Bandit leader: "Heh. A pretty little one like this will make a fine hostage."
Jun 06 21:40:18 [Cubey] Bandit leader: "Maybe more, once I'm done with this place!"
Jun 06 21:40:32 [Cubey] You approach the scene quickly and the bandits are in range.
Jun 06 21:40:41 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Try to find out what is going on, if possible. But keep defense as priority!"
Jun 06 21:40:43 [frifreeman] Walt: "Shit, this is collective hallucination brought by the lady's power derived from our collective PTSD, I bet. I know this kind of scene. We'll be forced to watch our failure again and again in literal eternity."
Jun 06 21:40:54 [Corel] Elys: "You've got it, General."
Jun 06 21:41:15 [Cubey] The bandits are using Lions and normally equipped Adeles. Their units are painted and adorned crudely, with imagery of skulls, warlike glyphs and so on.
Jun 06 21:41:17 [Cubey] But...
Jun 06 21:41:19 [aldosalt] Dido: "I really hope you're wrong Walt...but you might be on to something..."
Jun 06 21:41:21 [Cubey] There is one problem.
Jun 06 21:41:30 [Cubey] You receive signals from the bandit units.
Jun 06 21:41:44 [Cubey] And their IDs match the local recon force that went to examine the crash site, and was missing!
Jun 06 21:41:59 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "..."
Jun 06 21:42:19 [Corel] Elys: "That can't be right."
Jun 06 21:42:21 [frifreeman] Walt: "Okay, this is too wacky even for my taste."
Jun 06 21:42:30 [frifreeman] Walt: "Nah, it can be."
Jun 06 21:42:33 [Cubey] The bandit leader's Adele turns around, glancing at you from behind a building that was exploded with a missile.
Jun 06 21:42:38 [Cubey] Leader: "And who the hell are you?"
Jun 06 21:42:42 [aldosalt] Dido: "Shit. It's some kind of narrative-based reality...and the Recon force has been hijacked into the role of books!"
Jun 06 21:42:49 [aldosalt] *mooks
Jun 06 21:43:03 [Cubey] Hostage girl: "No, not more... ?"
Jun 06 21:43:04 [Steam] Mizuki: "The real question to ask is what are you doing?"
Jun 06 21:43:29 [Cubey] She gasps in shock!
Jun 06 21:43:34 [frifreeman] Walt: "That, or this is in the far post apocalyptic future, and the recon team had trapped here for dozens of years while it's only a month out there. Or maybe they're dead and some bandit just used their old suits!"
Jun 06 21:43:36 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "I will try to communicate with them. Hopefully you are not right..."
Jun 06 21:43:37 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "ESUN scout force. Why have you gone rogue?"
Jun 06 21:43:45 [Cubey] Leader: "You are... gwaaaah!"
Jun 06 21:44:18 [Cubey] The mobile suit stumbles back as a suddenl flash of light moves next to it - and a second later, its arm falls to the ground, spiralling and then crashing heavily!
Jun 06 21:44:44 [Cubey] With a glint, atop the nearby building, an all too familiar unit lands, holding the freed hostage in its hand.
Jun 06 21:44:53 [Corel] Elys: "...?!"
Jun 06 21:44:56 [Aero] Willis: ".....aaaahhh I get it"
Jun 06 21:44:57 [Cubey] Loni: "The hero's always right on time!"
Jun 06 21:45:09 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "...The full picture becomes clear."
Jun 06 21:45:09 [Cubey] Girl: "It's Loni Gavin! Loni and friends are here!"
Jun 06 21:45:23 [frifreeman] Walt: "Oh right, Dido, you're right."
Jun 06 21:45:27 [frifreeman] Walt: "What did we bet?"
Jun 06 21:45:27 [Cubey] "Gavin's here?" "He has come to save us, thank goodness!" "We're safe!"
Jun 06 21:45:34 [Steam] Mizuki: "..."
Jun 06 21:45:42 [Cubey] The locals peek from behind half closed doors and windows.
Jun 06 21:45:47 [Steam] Zankuro: "... What's... really happening?"
Jun 06 21:45:50 [Corel] Elys: "...I see it, and I kind of wish I didn't."
Jun 06 21:45:56 [Cubey] Bandit leader: "You bastard..."
Jun 06 21:45:57 [aldosalt] Dido: "Twenty creds will do...."
Jun 06 21:46:04 [Cubey] Rand: "I'm going to be sick..."
Jun 06 21:46:11 [Steam] "Like, the Loni guy sounded like he was a really bad guy..."
Jun 06 21:46:21 [frifreeman] Walt: "Well, that's it. Let's just go home now. This is too morally and cosmologically complex for my brain."
Jun 06 21:46:40 [Cubey] Loni: "You messed with the wrong town, you jerks! I'm the hero here!"
Jun 06 21:46:41 [Aero] Willis: "Yeah, unfortunately we still need to steal back the Discovery."
Jun 06 21:46:56 [aldosalt] Dido then opens a comm to Loni. "Hey there, Loni. Having fun with your doll-house?"
Jun 06 21:47:02 [Cubey] Desta: "You made a mistake, now go to hell chumps!"
Jun 06 21:47:10 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Is this what the Lady decides to use her magnificent powers for? Creating a fake, simplistic scenario, just so Apollonius Gavin can play hero? And entangling innocent bystanders into it as unwilling actors?"
Jun 06 21:47:27 [Cubey] The FightSaber and ShotSaber have climbed the same building as Loni, the three almost striking a coordinated pose, except...
Jun 06 21:47:30 [Cubey] Ilinka: "... You."
Jun 06 21:47:44 [Cubey] Loni: "What is this, more reinforceme... what the fuck are you guys doing here?!"
Jun 06 21:47:50 [Aero] Willis: "A childish scenario for a childish person."
Jun 06 21:48:04 [Aero] Willis: "Let's just do what we came here to do."
Jun 06 21:48:07 [Cubey] Loni: "Are you working together with the bandits?!"
Jun 06 21:48:22 [Corel] Elys: "I don't think even toddlers these days play house."
Jun 06 21:48:44 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Spare me. We are not part of this scenario your Lady created."
Jun 06 21:49:33 [Cubey] Desta: "You guys have a real talent for fucking everything up, you know."
Jun 06 21:49:47 [Cubey] Ilinka: "Loni is the hero here... who gave you the right to interfere."
Jun 06 21:50:12 [Cubey] Bandit leader: "Where did all of these jerks come from? I didn't hear news of..."
Jun 06 21:50:16 [Cubey] Desta: "Shut up."
Jun 06 21:50:37 [Cubey] The ShotSaber twirls its guns and fires two quick beams, aimed at the Adele's head and cockpit.
Jun 06 21:50:49 [Aero] #?
Jun 06 21:50:50 [Tengu] #
Jun 06 21:50:51 [Cubey] Leader: "..."
Jun 06 21:50:53 [Cubey] # approved
Jun 06 21:50:55 [Cubey] Both
Jun 06 21:50:56 [aldosalt] #Adele?
Jun 06 21:51:06 [Cubey] All three then
Jun 06 21:52:49 [aldosalt] *Dido fires two Arc Thorns at ShotSaber's hands as it starts twirling his guns, trying to knock his subsequent shots aside.+
Jun 06 21:53:06 [frifreeman] Walt: "I'm not entirely comfortable with this. But if you insist..."
Jun 06 21:53:08 [Aero] *Strahlend immediately moves in front of the Adele, fully aware of what doing this would mean but he wasn't going to let innocent people get killed while partaking in the dream scenario. The cloak covering its body is covered in an anti-beam coating and raised to absorb and disperse the beams through it. +
Jun 06 21:53:29 [Tengu] * Hetepheres jumps in, trying to reflect some of the shots by swinging Scaraber's staff around in wide, sweeping motions, +
Jun 06 21:53:35 [aldosalt] Dido: "Whoah there! Going for the kill shot so quickly? That's kind of dark for this setting, would you say?"
Jun 06 21:54:14 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "How about this. As 'heroes' you would not mind if we step in to take care of the bandits ourselves, do you?"
Jun 06 21:54:24 [Cubey] Loni: "You guys..."
Jun 06 21:54:26 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "And after that... We shall take care of someone else."
Jun 06 21:55:15 [Cubey] Willis and Hetepheres easily block the shots, especially since they were rather inaccurate as Desta is forced to jump off the building to avoid getting zapped.
Jun 06 21:55:48 [Cubey] Loni: "It's not enough that you have to ruin everything... you now actively come after me to try to destroy everything I want from my life?"
Jun 06 21:55:59 [Cubey] Loni: "I am only trying to be the hero and you STOLE THAT FROM ME!"
Jun 06 21:56:26 [Cubey] The BrightSaber leaps into the air (leaving the girl on the building) - and from above, charges up and fires a sweeping blast of green, destructive energy!
Jun 06 21:56:32 [Cubey] It crashes down on the defending squad.
Jun 06 21:56:40 [Cubey] Willis, Dido, Hetepheres, react!
Jun 06 21:56:49 [Cubey] Mizuki, Walt, Elys, go now!
Jun 06 21:57:01 [Cubey] Rand: "Don't worry about the 'bandits', just take care of that asshole!"
Jun 06 21:57:06 [Corel] Elys: "Watch out, you three!"
Jun 06 21:57:07 [aldosalt] Dido: "Did you ask these people for permission before stealing their lives...FUDGE-SKITTLES!"
Jun 06 21:57:15 [Cubey] Mail: "Please don't struggly, it's for your own good... ahh, watch out!"
Jun 06 21:57:34 [Cubey] The Gunleon was in the middle of (non-lethally) bumping the bandits with a wrench, then piling them up on its shoulder.
Jun 06 21:57:48 [aldosalt] *Dido Shell-Boosts and dodges back, grabbing any nearby 'Bandits' and dragging them along!+
Jun 06 21:58:12 [Steam] (Enemy list?)
Jun 06 21:58:26 [Aero] * "I wonder if he even cares about the collateral..." In a rather badguy-like move Strahlend leaps up away away from the path of the beam. Only an idiot would sweep a beam like that down towards a town and he was sure that Loni was that kind of idiot. +
Jun 06 21:58:27 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "We shall count on you, then. Evade!" Scaraber kicks the bandit leader's unit out of the way of the incoming blast, then jumps to the side itself, spreading its insectoid wings! Pity the Noble Barrier is in the wrong configuration for blocking this attack... +
Jun 06 21:58:34 [Cubey] Enemies: BrightSaber Gavin Custom (Loni), ShotSaber (Desta), FightSaber (Ilinka)
Jun 06 21:59:17 [Steam] Zankuro: "You'd really just... you'd control all of these people like this?!?"
Jun 06 21:59:37 [Cubey] The three of you scatter to the streets, the blast creating a huge hole in the middle of the city (while miraculously not hitting any buildings).
Jun 06 21:59:39 [Steam] Mizuki: "If you'd been unfortunate enough to spend time with him, you wouldn't be surprised."
Jun 06 21:59:53 [Corel] Elys: "There's not much use arguing with this guy."
Jun 06 21:59:53 [Cubey] Ilinka: "Loni isn't controlling anyone."
Jun 06 21:59:56 [frifreeman] Walt: "All Hail ESUN!" Walt lead his team firing rapidly toward Loni and co. Blindly? Suppresive? Up to you.+
Jun 06 22:00:12 [Steam] Zankuro: "I know but just... this is just totally not right!"
Jun 06 22:00:18 [Cubey] Ilinka: "They like him because they know how he really is."
Jun 06 22:00:37 [Aero] Willis: "He's one of those types Elys."
Jun 06 22:01:09 [Aero] Willis: "Remember like that Cat Osa back at the academy."
Jun 06 22:01:18 [Cubey] Walt forces Desta to stay in cover, and Loni has to quickly dodge.
Jun 06 22:01:39 [Steam] * The BlackNight's sword is raised, channeling Dusk energy as it charges at the FightSaber. Two slashes across the ground send vertical waves of darkness at her, and a horizontal wave follows soon after!+
Jun 06 22:01:46 [Cubey] But Ilinka decides to interrupt the suppression by charging at his position quickly. She draws a beam saber - and slashes upwards in melee!
Jun 06 22:02:20 [Cubey] Ilinka: "... Ah!"
Jun 06 22:02:42 [Cubey] She quickly has to jump away and tries to fire back with an offhand photon cannon!
Jun 06 22:02:52 [Cubey] React, Walt and Mizuki.
Jun 06 22:03:03 [Corel] *Amagahara makes its way toward ShotSaber, forming daggers in its hands that it throws at Desta's unit with precision!+
Jun 06 22:03:18 [Cubey] Loni: "More bad guys just keep coming and coming... but no matter! I can take care even of you!"
Jun 06 22:03:57 [Corel] Elys: "I'd rather not recall our academy 'friends', and I'm not here to argue in the first place."
Jun 06 22:04:02 [Cubey] Desta: "Tch..."
Jun 06 22:04:58 [Cubey] He is pinned down and ducks deeper into cover to dodge the first dagger. Then, ShotSaber leaps high into the air, and spins - firing a barrage upside down to make Elys interrupt her second throw with a fierce counterstrike.
Jun 06 22:04:59 [Cubey] React.
Jun 06 22:05:23 [aldosalt] #Mizuki?
Jun 06 22:05:26 [Steam] * Sword already out, Zankuro brings it around to block the photon cannon shot!+
Jun 06 22:05:28 [Cubey] # Approved
Jun 06 22:05:41 [Aero] #Elys?
Jun 06 22:05:55 [Cubey] Same
Jun 06 22:06:50 [Corel] *Elys focuses her unit's nanomachines to generate a sturdier blade for that dagger that's about to be thrown. She uses the reinforced weapon to deflect the shots as much as possible, before forming her bow and launching the same weapon as a projectile at ShotSaber!+
Jun 06 22:07:37 [aldosalt] *"Ilinka...leave my god-niece and god-nephew alone!" ShelLancer closes the distance and tries knocking FightSaber aside...with the tip of its electrified lance!+
Jun 06 22:08:24 [frifreeman] Walt: "Aah, schnell! Schnell!" Walt gesture his team to cover his position quickly with beam fire, and he valiantly try to catch the melee attack with his heat stake.+
Jun 06 22:09:12 [Steam] Mizuki: "-Niece?"
Jun 06 22:09:12 [Aero] * "Then you're not making the biggest mistake, trying to talk to these people." Strahlend leaps up while forming a large shuriken beneath its new cloak, laminating the weapon in the same anti-beam coating he used earlier just to be safe before tossing it towards the shots fired by ShotSaber. +
Jun 06 22:10:11 [aldosalt] Dido: "...is that a thing, Mizuki? Did I presume a tad?"
Jun 06 22:10:37 [Aero] Willis: "Sometimes I think we should have made better friends though."
Jun 06 22:10:58 [Cubey] Willis' shuriken deflects many of the shots. A few others fly off towards Amagahara - which suffers mere grazes as the arrow is already flying! Elys shoots ShotSaber out of the sky! It crashes down into the ground, heavily!
Jun 06 22:11:01 [Cubey] Loni: "Desta!"
Jun 06 22:12:38 [Cubey] Walt's stake strikes against the saber - the beam weapon starts to overwhelm it, but then Ilinka is forced to flee. Or rather, she is stabbed with the lance, her unit thrown into the path of Mizuki's attack, while Mizuki's (and Zankuro's) own unit manages to deflect most of the shot, suffering relatively little in the process.
Jun 06 22:12:42 [Cubey] Loni: "Ilinka!"
Jun 06 22:13:09 [Cubey] Loni: "My friends, I'll save you!"
Jun 06 22:13:11 [Cubey] But...
Jun 06 22:13:18 [Cubey] "Stay... stay away from them!"
Jun 06 22:13:40 [Cubey] The hostage girl from before throws herself between you and the crashed (and slowly getting up) ShotSaber.
Jun 06 22:13:46 [Cubey] Desta: "Tch... don't do this, stupid!"
Jun 06 22:13:51 [Cubey] And she's not the only one.
Jun 06 22:13:58 [Cubey] "They're our heroes!" "Get lost, bandits!"
Jun 06 22:14:01 [aldosalt] Dido: "Whoa, there, Lady! Get out of the way!"
Jun 06 22:14:10 [Cubey] "You mess with one of us, you mess with everyone!"
Jun 06 22:14:20 [aldosalt] "This guy's not a hero...Fudge!"
Jun 06 22:14:31 [Cubey] Other people have gathered, forming two tiny obstacles between you and the Saber units.
Jun 06 22:14:43 [Cubey] Some of them are throwing rocks and other improvised items in your direction.
Jun 06 22:15:07 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "..."
Jun 06 22:15:10 [Corel] Elys: "...This is pretty serious."
Jun 06 22:15:24 [Cubey] Rand: "I'm back, what did I miss..."
Jun 06 22:15:29 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Does anyone have non-lethal anti-personnel weapons?"
Jun 06 22:15:30 [Cubey] Mail: "Oh..."
Jun 06 22:15:46 [frifreeman] Walt: "ESUN team, focus on the objective. It's for the greater good!"
Jun 06 22:15:54 [Cubey] Willis, Dido, Hetepheres - you can go now.
Jun 06 22:15:55 [Cubey] But
Jun 06 22:15:58 [Cubey] is there anything you can do?
Jun 06 22:16:12 [aldosalt] Dido: "...our mission's to secure the Discovery of Self, right? Let's get that done first! Take the fight away from the hostages."
Jun 06 22:16:13 [Cubey] Loni: "No, get out of there! You'll just get yourselves killed for no reason!"
Jun 06 22:16:15 [Corel] Elys: "Even if I had any, shooting them is a bit too much..."
Jun 06 22:16:18 [Cubey] Well, this guy is here.
Jun 06 22:16:28 [Aero] Willis: "I can probably keep him busy..."
Jun 06 22:16:45 [Cubey] Loni: "They're real motherfucking jerks, they won't hesitate to shoot you just because it's convenient."
Jun 06 22:16:56 [frifreeman] Walt: "For the greater good!"
Jun 06 22:17:01 [Steam] Mizuki: "Loni."
Jun 06 22:17:09 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "...In that case, there is another thing we can do."
Jun 06 22:17:11 [Steam] "Stand down."
Jun 06 22:17:53 [Steam] "We don't want to see these people hurt, and if you don't either then let's not risk it."
Jun 06 22:18:06 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "They are just ordinary civilians. It may be possible to scare the crowds into dispersing."
Jun 06 22:18:12 [Aero] Strahlend's nanomachines start to gather around the machine.
Jun 06 22:18:30 [Aero] Willis: "Alright...let me start then."
Jun 06 22:18:49 [aldosalt] Dido: "These guys aren't in their right minds, Heph...they might not get scarred like that."
Jun 06 22:19:10 [Cubey] Loni: "I'll stand down and then what?"
Jun 06 22:19:15 [aldosalt] "At least, not of death and stomping."
Jun 06 22:19:16 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "We will not know until we try. After you, Willis!"
Jun 06 22:19:26 [Cubey] Loni: "You'll still do what you want with the hostages. I won't let my friends down!"
Jun 06 22:21:52 [Aero] * The machine takes a few steps forward and the ground beneath it starts to disintegrate, with each step the nanomachines that made up Strahlend devoured more and more around them. Buildings were eaten, trees were devoured, anything near the machine was broken down to join the swarm and he was getting closer and closer to Loni. "Get out of my way." +
Jun 06 22:22:54 [Cubey] Loni: "You're wrecking everything! Don't you care about anything?! Only spoiling every little thing I try to do?!"
Jun 06 22:23:41 [frifreeman] Walt: "To be fair, he's right."
Jun 06 22:23:42 [Cubey] The BrightSaber's back thrusters erupt in a large exhaust. The unit charges down on Strahlend, Loni wielding his massive blade and quickly bringing it down in lightning fast slashes!
Jun 06 22:23:48 [Cubey] React, Willis.
Jun 06 22:23:52 [Steam] Mizuki: "And what exactly are you trying to do?"
Jun 06 22:23:53 [Aero] Willis: "And there it is."
Jun 06 22:23:56 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "You and your friends will receive fair trial, Gavin. But let us be realistic. It is extremely unlikely you will NOT be executed!" Scaraber takes off into the air, preparing its laser staff and firing a wild barrage of beams into Loni's direction! The attack is flashy, but all the lasers are actually aimed to hit BrightSaber or faraway areas, away from the civilians, even
Jun 06 22:23:56 [Tengu] if they don't look like it. +
Jun 06 22:25:38 [aldosalt] *Dido exploits Loni's agitation with a volley of Arc Thorns. The spike missiles launch from the side of ShelLancer, curving around Heph, seeking to pierce deep into BrightSaber's flanks+
Jun 06 22:25:51 [Cubey] Desta: "Heh. Of course..."
Jun 06 22:26:00 [Cubey] Desta: "Loni didn't agree with your methods so now you want him dead."
Jun 06 22:26:21 [Cubey] Ilinka: "You can't stand people who think differently to you..."
Jun 06 22:27:19 [Aero] * And in an instant the nanomachines gather and form a massive blade to match Brightsaber's that rapidly reinforced itself in order to withstand the attack.. He was confident that the others would have his back. +
Jun 06 22:28:28 [Corel] Elys: "If different was all it was...I'm sure you wouldn't be in this situation."
Jun 06 22:28:34 [Cubey] Loni slams his weapon down on Willis, once and twice - then he quickly circles around and away from him!
Jun 06 22:29:12 [Cubey] "Raaaaah!" He spins the sword to deflect most (not all) projectiles thrown at him - then moves both his unit and his weapon in a wide arc, a trail of plasma left in its wake - and threatening to cut into both the Scaraber and the ShelLancer!
Jun 06 22:29:20 [Cubey] React, Dido, Hetepheres!
Jun 06 22:29:23 [aldosalt] Dido: "Of course we can't accept Loni's opinions...if he had his way, he'd destroy everything we care about!"
Jun 06 22:29:35 [Cubey] Loni: "Shut up!"
Jun 06 22:29:43 [Aero] #Both?
Jun 06 22:29:44 [Cubey] Loni: "Talking to you is pointless, you won't listen!"
Jun 06 22:29:45 [Cubey] # approved
Jun 06 22:29:46 [Aero] Willis: "And yet you fight like this?"
Jun 06 22:30:48 [aldosalt] *"Shell Up!" Dido transforms ShelLancer into it's low-slung Turtle form to dodge the waist-cutting Energy attack!+
Jun 06 22:31:19 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Oh, the irony." Scaraber quickly draws all of its khopeshes, raising the swords in a barrier of blades, ready to parry any attacks Loni might throw at her. +
Jun 06 22:32:02 [Cubey] Desta: "Loni, man..."
Jun 06 22:32:15 [Cubey] ???: "Hang in there just a little longer. Help is on its way!"
Jun 06 22:32:24 [Cubey] Ilinka: "!"
Jun 06 22:32:34 [Aero] * "We're tired of talking to you as well." A mass of wires erupt out from beneath Strahlend's cloak, all aimed towards the BrightSaber's limbs to prevent him from finishing his attack without tearing apart his own machine. +
Jun 06 22:32:59 [Cubey] Loni: "... Professor?!"
Jun 06 22:33:12 [Corel] Elys: "Who, now?"
Jun 06 22:33:38 [Cubey] His attack is slowed mid-swing, allowing Hetepheres to parry it as it is deflected off the turtle's escaping shell.
Jun 06 22:34:06 [Cubey] The BrightSaber rips the cables off and quickly flees, helped by a burst of plasma.
Jun 06 22:34:25 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "...Professor?"
Jun 06 22:34:32 [Cubey] Mizuki, Walt, Elys, go now.
Jun 06 22:34:46 [Aero] Willis: "Tch."
Jun 06 22:34:46 [Cubey] Also the crowds in front of the Sabers have dispersed, but they are in combat capable shape again.
Jun 06 22:34:51 [aldosalt] Dido: "Does he mean his Uncle...but he was just an Avatar of the Lady!"
Jun 06 22:34:54 [Cubey] Loni: "Like hell I'm telling you guys!"
Jun 06 22:35:00 [Cubey] Loni: "You'll just end up targetting him!"
Jun 06 22:35:17 [Aero] Willis: "Any ideas Dido?"
Jun 06 22:36:10 [aldosalt] Dido thinks about things: "That Professor fellow, whatever he is, has some kind of upgrade for Loni. A Jetpack or gun or armor pack. Shoot it down before Loni can dock with it."
Jun 06 22:36:51 [Corel] Elys: "Well, we're still in his ideal world, so be careful either way."
Jun 06 22:36:54 [Steam] Mizuki: "You heard her Zankuro!"
Jun 06 22:37:38 [Aero] Willis: "Well..I did just devour a large chunk of this town so by that logic."
Jun 06 22:37:57 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Provided he has no defenses against that kind of action, that may work."
Jun 06 22:38:35 [Cubey] Now that you mention it - a shape is approaching quickly. It was shot up, but now it is rapidly dropping towards the town.
Jun 06 22:38:41 [aldosalt] Dido blinks: "Say Willis...could you coat some of my Arc Thorns in your nano machines? I have an idea..."
Jun 06 22:38:41 [Steam] * The BlackNight's wings erupt and it takes to the sky, surging at the BrightSaber to deliver a swift right hook and then a two-handed slash!+
Jun 06 22:39:10 [Corel] *Amagahara readies a pair of arrows and fires both simultaneously. They split off in different directions to distract the two non-Loni Saber units. Gotta try to make sure they don't interfere...+
Jun 06 22:39:12 [Cubey] Loni: "You're full of yourselves, aren't you?!"
Jun 06 22:39:22 [Steam] Zankuro: "I understand you want to try to be a hero and do good but... but you can't just change things around so that you can do whatever you want!"
Jun 06 22:39:52 [Aero] Willis: "Ready when you are...although you'll have to give me a heads up on what you want done."
Jun 06 22:39:52 [Cubey] Loni blocks BlackNight's punch with his cannon's side - and the cannon quickly discharges a multitude of shots that spray around everywhere!
Jun 06 22:40:12 [Cubey] Loni doesn't wait to see what effect it has on Zankuro's unit, and just follows up with a quick slash!
Jun 06 22:40:15 [Cubey] React, Mizuki.
Jun 06 22:40:22 [aldosalt] Dido: "Just set them to eat on impact, Willis!"
Jun 06 22:40:25 [frifreeman] Walt: "Understood! Preparing for fire." Walt's team doesn't start shooting yet. THey're waiting for this sudden upgraede or reinforcement to come and most likely join together with Loni, and that will be their most vulenrable time to be attacked! Brilliant plan!
Jun 06 22:40:54 [Cubey] Loni: "You've made a mistake if you think I need upgrades to defeat you."
Jun 06 22:40:56 [aldosalt] ShelLancer moves over to the Strathend and pops open its shoulder ammo bins.
Jun 06 22:41:00 [Cubey] The Professor: "That's right."
Jun 06 22:41:07 [aldosalt] Dido: "?"
Jun 06 22:41:56 [Cubey] With loud thud noises, large things descend to the ground level. They tank Elys' arrows - and the genoace team's prepared barrage!
Jun 06 22:42:20 [Cubey] New Enemies: Grunbein Alpha x2, Grunbein Omega x2
Jun 06 22:42:23 [Cubey] Grunbein Alpha
Jun 06 22:42:23 [Cubey] http://imgur.com/qYmCLZi
Jun 06 22:42:23 [Cubey] Grunbein Omega
Jun 06 22:42:23 [Cubey] http://imgur.com/dH0pZu9
Jun 06 22:42:27 [Aero] And Strahlend gathers its nanomachines and saturates the ammo bins but he's momentarily distracted by the new arrivals.
Jun 06 22:42:34 [Aero] Willis: "Oh no..."
Jun 06 22:42:40 [Corel] Elys: "These things are from before..."
Jun 06 22:42:45 [Cubey] The Professor: "The upgrade is for his friends. The BrightSaber Gavin Custom is already perfect."
Jun 06 22:43:10 [Corel] Elys: "Oh brother."
Jun 06 22:43:27 [Cubey] They are busy blocking, but the Grunbeins fire their eye lasers simultaneously, magnum beams cutting fiery paths through the air - and flying towards Walt and Elyssa. React!
Jun 06 22:43:52 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "...I admit, I did not expect that. Just who in the world are you, Professor?"
Jun 06 22:44:19 [Cubey] Loni: "He's creating upgrades to help the hero and his friends! Just look at 'em!"
Jun 06 22:44:47 [Steam] * The BlackNight's sword diverts its course to try to parry Loni's own. "Loni, don't kid yourself! You've always tried to beg for more power whenever you've felt like it!" And the BlackNight's hand uncurled flat, Dusk energy erupting before stabbing into the cannon to try to silence it!+
Jun 06 22:45:12 [aldosalt] "Those are not your upgrades," Dido says hotly. "Those are Brye and Rani's mechs...and you looted them!"
Jun 06 22:45:43 [Corel] *Dodging those is going to make it difficult to retaliate. However, the Grunbeins tanked the arrows that Elys fired, so she can dedicate her resources to evasion, while detonating the embedded arrows to damage them and cut their fire short!+
Jun 06 22:46:00 [Cubey] Dusk energies neutralize the quick blast - but trying to parry Loni means your guard is broken, and BlackNight is thrown back, the tip of Loni's blade having left a nasty gash in its armor!
Jun 06 22:46:21 [Cubey] Desta: "Don't talk about them!"
Jun 06 22:48:26 [Cubey] The arrows explode, causing a blocking Grunbein's gunsword to be ruined!
Jun 06 22:48:39 [Cubey] Elys has to dodge quickly though, but the beams catch up to her. However...
Jun 06 22:48:45 [Steam] Mizuki: "Why?"
Jun 06 22:48:48 [Cubey] Rand: "Guh! You guys alright?!"
Jun 06 22:48:52 [Steam] "You want us to forget that you killed them?"
Jun 06 22:48:57 [Cubey] Mail: "Aaah, the Gunleon is getting all beaten up!"
Jun 06 22:48:58 [Steam] "Just like Ilinka killed Commander Antov?"
Jun 06 22:49:25 [Cubey] The Gunleon throws itself in path of the lasers, cutting them short and suffering moderate damage itself.
Jun 06 22:49:26 [aldosalt] Dido: "And that city district?"
Jun 06 22:49:37 [Cubey] Desta: "Shut up!"
Jun 06 22:49:48 [Cubey] The Professor: "Desta, Ilinka. Here is a gift for you. Use it wisely."
Jun 06 22:50:03 [Cubey] The remaining Grunbeins bequeath their Lucent Gunswords to the Sabers.
Jun 06 22:50:09 [Cubey] Desta receives two, and Ilinka one.
Jun 06 22:50:14 [Cubey] Ilinka: "... I will."
Jun 06 22:50:22 [Cubey] Willis, Dido, Heph, go now.
Jun 06 22:50:35 [Corel] Elys: "Crap. Rand, Mail, are you two alright?"
Jun 06 22:51:04 [Tengu] (enemy list?)
Jun 06 22:51:13 [Cubey] Rand: "We've had worse! It's only making me and the Gunleon get angry!"
Jun 06 22:51:26 [Cubey] Enemies: BrightSaber (Loni), ShotSaber (Desta) (damaged), FightSaber (Ilinka) (damaged), Grunbein Alpha x2 (1 damaged), Grunbein Omega x2
Jun 06 22:52:02 [Corel] Elys: "And now they have new toys to play with, too..."
Jun 06 22:52:33 [Cubey] Loni: "Hey..."
Jun 06 22:53:34 [Cubey] Loni: "The Grunbeins sure are cool, aren't they." He asks rather absent mindedly.
Jun 06 22:54:19 [Aero] Willis: "Elys, I think I have an idea..."
Jun 06 22:55:38 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "...Something bizarre is going on with Gavin. Bizarre even by his standards, I mean." Scaraber launches forward, spinning around mid-air as it jumps, and slashing in quick succession with its blades at the damaged Grunbein - and then following up with an X-shaped strike, hacking with all khopeshes at once! +
Jun 06 22:56:00 [Corel] Elys: "I'm all ears."
Jun 06 22:56:59 [aldosalt] Dido falls silent, and readies her 'loaded' Arc Thorns for use.
Jun 06 22:57:11 [Cubey] The Grunbein fires its Beam Knuckles - as befitting the name, the rocket punches have beam blades on them, and fly towards the Scaraber as it is mid air! And that's not all...
Jun 06 22:57:36 [Cubey] Ilinka: "..." The FightSaber kneels down and fires a sniper shot from the gunblade, supporting the Grunbein. Heph, react!
Jun 06 22:57:43 [Aero] Willis: "I need you to fire an arrow set with nanomachines that'll convert matter to energy on your mark. As many of them as you can support."
Jun 06 22:58:16 [Steam] # Heph
Jun 06 22:58:31 [Cubey] # approved
Jun 06 22:58:48 [Aero] Considering the amount of things he's already devoured the plan should have been obvious. All it would take was one.
Jun 06 22:58:57 [Steam] Zankuro: "Miss Hephe-"
Jun 06 22:59:04 [Steam] Mizuki: "Hetepheres."
Jun 06 22:59:14 [Steam] Zankuro: "Hetepheres!"
Jun 06 22:59:53 [Corel] Elys: "That, I can do."
Jun 06 22:59:58 [Steam] * As the Beam Knuckles surge at the Scaraber, the BlackNight's sword comes swinging down, matching their beams with pure Dusk Energy to back them away!+
Jun 06 23:02:44 [Aero] * "Let's do this then." Strahlend gathers its nanomachines not loaded on ShellLancer and begins to form a myriad of bladed weapons behind before sending them all flying towards the Grunbeins and the three Sabers. &
Jun 06 23:03:13 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Your turn will come soon, Ilinka Venczel. Let us dance the dance of death!" Scaraber zig-zags in mid-air in order to avoid the sudden shot flying into its direction, then continues the assault on the Grunbein, trying to outmaneuver it and hide behind its back from further opportunity shots! Also Heph tries to cut through the rocket punch as well as the actual robot. +
Jun 06 23:03:19 [Corel] @Willis?
Jun 06 23:03:26 [Cubey] @ approved
Jun 06 23:03:28 [aldosalt] @Willis?
Jun 06 23:03:34 [Cubey] Also
Jun 06 23:05:33 [Corel] *A conversion arrow wasn't exactly the simplest thing to make, but given the ring that Amagahara carried, Elys had a good base for them. The projectiles she ends up firing has a ring of energy behind them as well - set to convert matter to energy as Willis requested!+
Jun 06 23:07:01 [Cubey] Loni: "No way! I know exactly what you're trying to do!" As soon as Willis starts shooting those weapons en masse, the BrightSaber rushes Strahlend and tackles with its shoulder, then rises its sword to stab it down on it!
Jun 06 23:07:05 [Cubey] React/continue, Willis!
Jun 06 23:07:11 [aldosalt] *The moment Loni starts maneuvering to dodge the arrows...Dido unleashes a eye-searing Lance-Shock that leaps from ShelLancer to a forgotten Arc Thorn embedded in Loni's back!+
Jun 06 23:08:28 [Cubey] Loni: "Gaaaah!" He is getting electrified, which makes his attack somewhat less coordinated...
Jun 06 23:08:33 [Cubey] Desta: "I got your back man!"
Jun 06 23:09:05 [Cubey] But the ShotSaber fires with the Lucent Gunblades, dual wielding them despite the massive size. One of the sniper shots is fired at the arc thorn and destroys it, the other - at ShelLancer!
Jun 06 23:09:11 [Cubey] Desta: "You won't be using those anymore!"
Jun 06 23:09:13 [Cubey] React, Dido
Jun 06 23:11:32 [aldosalt] *ShelLancer transforms back to humanoid mode and Shell-Boosts left to dodge. Dido raises ShelLancer's left shoulder pad for defense, focusing on protecting the missile silo with the 'loaded' Arc Thorns!+
Jun 06 23:11:39 [Aero] * "I think you got the wrong idea!" As the arrows soared towards Loni and friends Willis broke apart the floating weapons into their nanomachine form once again before gathering a massive amount of them in the arrows before forming matter as dense as possible in all of them. Now if that matter was annihilated and transformed to energy.... "Now Elys!" +"
Jun 06 23:16:01 [Corel] *Elys only has to command those silently from where she is. But the process is as Willis planned it - each arrow detonating brilliantly as they close in on the target.+
Jun 06 23:17:39 [Cubey] Hetepheres moves around the shot - she sees that Ilinka is quickly moving to get away from energy weapons thrown at her!
Jun 06 23:18:17 [Cubey] With Mizuki and her little brother's assistance, you stop the knuckle - and cut it down in two, then damage the Grunbein seriously.
Jun 06 23:19:10 [Cubey] While the Scaraber takes refuge behind the Grunbein Alpha, and ShelLancer's shoulder armor protects the remaining Arc Thorns - you see it. A series of explosions around the battlefield, created by the joint effort of Willis and Elyssa.
Jun 06 23:19:21 [Cubey] The damaged Grunbein Alpha is consumed by them, and the three others are damaged!
Jun 06 23:19:38 [Cubey] But Ilinka dodged away from the exploding weapons, and Desta used the Grunbeins as living shields.
Jun 06 23:19:39 [Cubey] As for Loni...
Jun 06 23:20:07 [Cubey] Loni: "Don't look down on MEEEE!"
Jun 06 23:20:33 [Cubey] He forces his way through the explosions - the plasma covered shoulder tackle off-balances the Strahlend, and then he stabs it!
Jun 06 23:20:43 [Cubey] Right through the unit. The blade comes out on the other side.
Jun 06 23:20:47 [Aero] Willis: "Gghhhhh"
Jun 06 23:20:48 [aldosalt] #Willis?
Jun 06 23:20:50 [Cubey] At least it was away from the cockpit.
Jun 06 23:20:56 [Cubey] (Too late for #s I'm afraid)
Jun 06 23:21:04 [Cubey] And Loni doesn't have a chance for readjustments!
Jun 06 23:21:17 [Cubey] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Jun 06 23:21:42 [Cubey] Rand: "Enough dealing pain, you immature jerk! Take this, URAAAAGH!"
Jun 06 23:21:59 [Cubey] The BrightSaber gets tackled away from the Strahlend itself!
Jun 06 23:22:14 [Corel] Elys: "Willis, get out of th-"
Jun 06 23:22:23 [Cubey] The Gunleon's Magna Form is active, the unit covered in green flames.
Jun 06 23:22:27 [Corel] Well, fortunately that happens.
Jun 06 23:22:30 [Cubey] Loni's sword is left in the Strahlend though.
Jun 06 23:22:37 [Cubey] Mail: "Don't lose, Darling! Beat him up!"
Jun 06 23:22:43 [Cubey] Loni: "No, no FUCKING NO!"
Jun 06 23:22:52 [Cubey] Mizuki, Elys, go now.
Jun 06 23:23:05 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Willis. Can you still fight?"
Jun 06 23:23:05 [aldosalt] Dido: "You okay, Willis?" She pauses. "We got his sword away from him...is that a net victory, you think?"
Jun 06 23:23:17 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Do not let Gavin recover his sword!"
Jun 06 23:23:44 [Corel] Elys: "He's not out of this just yet. Don't get too used to being a villain."
Jun 06 23:23:51 [Steam] Mizuki: "Willis!"
Jun 06 23:24:56 [Aero] Willis: "...I'm fine...he missed me somehow..."
Jun 06 23:25:28 [Aero] Willis: "Had you all worried for a second there didn't I."
Jun 06 23:25:39 [Steam] * Zankuro capitalizes on this chance! The BlackNight moves in again, black energy wings erupting from its back and plunging forward at the BrightSaber's wrists to cleave through both of them!+
Jun 06 23:26:00 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Technically speaking, I have never seen you take a wound so severe you could not recover from it yet."
Jun 06 23:26:31 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "...It would be if we lost you for the duration of the fight, though."
Jun 06 23:27:48 [Corel] Elys: *"I think some people here know better." And in the meantime, Amagahara prepares another set of arrows, that are fired upward and rain down upon Loni and gang!&
Jun 06 23:27:53 [Aero] Willis: "Heh...well I suppose that's good enough."
Jun 06 23:28:31 [Cubey] Desta: "We gotta help Loni... let's go Ilinka!"
Jun 06 23:28:33 [Cubey] Ilinka: "Yes!"
Jun 06 23:28:53 [Aero] Willis: "I think I still owe you quite a few round of drinks later Rand."
Jun 06 23:29:26 [Cubey] The two of them are rushing forward now, though their path is changed as they see Elys shooting a torrent of arrows. They go for Amagahara - Ilinka swings the gunblade's bayonet at it, and Desta jumps over her, shooting both of his at point blank range!
Jun 06 23:29:42 [Cubey] While at the same time.
Jun 06 23:29:57 [Cubey] Rand: "I could use a drink, I'm getting hot!"
Jun 06 23:30:09 [Cubey] Mail: "It's not you Darling, it's too hot! Too hot!"
Jun 06 23:30:40 [aldosalt] #Amagahara?
Jun 06 23:30:49 [Cubey] Loni's BrightSaber bursts in an aura of plasma in rage. Slowly it overpowers the much taller Gunleon - and uses it as a living shield against both Zankuro's slice, and the arrows!
Jun 06 23:31:02 [Cubey] React and react/continue respectively - Mizuki, Elys!
Jun 06 23:31:05 [Cubey] # approved
Jun 06 23:31:19 [aldosalt] #Could I change that to Mizuki? (Sorry guys)
Jun 06 23:31:29 [Cubey] It's okay
Jun 06 23:31:50 [Cubey] Though Mizuki doesn't really have an attack to defend against, so do what you think you can here.
Jun 06 23:31:52 [Aero] #Elys?
Jun 06 23:32:17 [Steam] Zankuro: "Mr. Rand-!"
Jun 06 23:32:19 [Cubey] # approved, for what you can do while impaled
Jun 06 23:32:22 [Steam] Mizuki: "Focus Zankuro!"
Jun 06 23:32:42 [Cubey] Hetepheres can go in the meantime.
Jun 06 23:33:40 [aldosalt] *As Loni locks arms with the Gunleon and pushes it back...BrightSaber's mobility is hindered! ShelLancer Shell-Boosts forward, getting as close as it can. Then Dido fires her volley of 'Loaded' Arc Thorns at close range, aiming at Brightsaber's back!+
Jun 06 23:34:08 [Corel] *The arrows that do hit the ground suddenly erupt into controlled, intense blazes, which hopefully means that the two Sabers' paths are obstructed. If this buys her enough time, Elys swings her own bow to deflect the bayonet, while flipping the ring on Amagahara's back to block the incoming shots!+
Jun 06 23:34:11 [aldosalt] "C'mon!" Dido urges. Only a few need to get through, and then–!"
Jun 06 23:34:35 [Steam] * The Onoderas both gather their thoughts to channel the Dusk energy, the BlackNight's wings pulling back and around the Gunleon! Rather than attack head-on, the Abyss machine uses the Gunleon for leverage to try to through Loni away from them both!+
Jun 06 23:35:36 [Cubey] Loni: "You want this? You can have it!"
Jun 06 23:35:48 [Cubey] BrightSaber spins to meet the moving BlackNight and...
Jun 06 23:35:53 [Cubey] Rand: "Woaaaah!"
Jun 06 23:35:56 [Cubey] Mail: "Yaaaaa!"
Jun 06 23:35:59 [Aero] * The injuries sustained by Strahlend crackle with wild electricity as its nanomachines struggle to repair the damage inflicted on it, instead of staying back however the machine immediately moves forward as Amagahara comes under attack. Moments before contact the machine flips itself upside down to turn the impaled sword towards the two Sabers and use it as
Jun 06 23:36:04 [Aero] a weapon against them. +
Jun 06 23:36:05 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Time to redouble my efforts. Scarab Power!" A burst of power emanates from Scaraber, and the insectoid mech points an arm forward in a commanding gesture, causing eigth Bitles to launch from slots in its back armor and fly towards Ilinka's machine, zipping around and peppering it with constant barrage of lasers! "How many can you dodge? Six, seven? Let us see!" Heph joins
Jun 06 23:36:06 [Tengu] in with the attack as well, extending her staff and firing a focused laser! +
Jun 06 23:36:39 [Cubey] Throws the Gunleon towards BlackNight, the two units crashing into one another and sent further flying.
Jun 06 23:37:16 [Cubey] Loni's furious discharge consumes the Thorns one by one. They do not make it through...
Jun 06 23:37:26 [Cubey] Except for a last single one, shot out just as he was doing his throw.
Jun 06 23:37:27 [Steam] Mizuki: "Gaaaah!"
Jun 06 23:37:28 [Cubey] That one connects.
Jun 06 23:37:32 [Steam] Zankuro: "Aaaaaaagh!"
Jun 06 23:37:44 [aldosalt] Dido: "What? No!"
Jun 06 23:37:51 [Aero] Willis: "You got one!"
Jun 06 23:38:40 [Cubey] Ilinka ducks under the oversized blade sticking out of Strahlend - while Desta jumps over it!
Jun 06 23:39:08 [Cubey] And then they are both thrown up by the explosions around their feet! The FightSaber bounces against the sword, a scene as comical as - for Ilinka, dangerous.
Jun 06 23:40:21 [Steam] The BlackNight still tries to get its bearings! "We're fine, don't worry!"
Jun 06 23:40:34 [Cubey] Loni: "Now that's one nui... ILINKA!"
Jun 06 23:40:37 [aldosalt] Dido sighs in relief. "Oh thank gods..."
Jun 06 23:40:58 [Cubey] He quickly fires an uncharged spread of shots from his cannon, trying to shoot down all bitles - and destroy the unit that released them. Hetepheres, react!
Jun 06 23:41:23 [Cubey] Dido and Willis can go now too.
Jun 06 23:41:48 [Cubey] Rand: "Oops! I guess I owe you repairs on that one!"
Jun 06 23:42:19 [Cubey] The Gunleon flaps its Magna Mode wings, which aren't very effective in flying but the momentum allows it to reorient itself, and fall down to the ground in a (mostly) controlled fashion.
Jun 06 23:42:21 [Aero] Willis: "Even impaled seems like I can still keep you safe Elys."
Jun 06 23:42:28 [Cubey] Despite Rand's words, the unit looks really beaten up now though.
Jun 06 23:43:34 [Corel] Elys: "You should be more worried about keeping yourself safe with that thing stuck there."
Jun 06 23:46:05 [Aero] Willis: "Like you said before, you should know better than to be worried about me."
Jun 06 23:46:10 [Tengu] * The Bitles scatter to all sides while Scaraber braces its feet on the ground, the silver anti-beam barrier around it inteisifying while Hetepheres aims her staff and fires again, trying to counter as many of the incoming shots as possible with lasers of her own, and maybe scorch Loni as well. +
Jun 06 23:46:17 [aldosalt] Dido: "Nice work, Willis." She collects her thoughts. "Here's my take–Loni has to go down first. We can't give him the chance to wish his friends back to life...!"
Jun 06 23:46:48 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Oh? How ruthless."
Jun 06 23:47:00 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "A good tactical decision, though!"
Jun 06 23:47:09 [Aero] Willis: "As much as I agree there might be another way."
Jun 06 23:47:36 [Steam] Mizuki: "What do you have in mind?"
Jun 06 23:47:50 [aldosalt] Dido switches to a private comm: "I tagged him with a nano-Thorn, courtesy of you...whatcha thinking?"
Jun 06 23:48:38 [Aero] Willis: "I have a piece of my machine in Loni's and a piece of his in mine...the last time he managed to take control of the Discovery was probably because of that."
Jun 06 23:49:11 [Aero] Willis: "This entire space is probably powered by it so..."
Jun 06 23:49:33 [Cubey] The Bitles flee, though several beams reach them - over half of the weapons are damaged beyond use or just destroyed outright.
Jun 06 23:49:54 [Aero] Willis: "It's a shot in the dark but...I get the feeling that even if we destroyed the Brightsaber somehow he'd be able to form it instantly...or something would happen."
Jun 06 23:50:14 [Cubey] The anti-beam barrier holds though. The Scaraber is pushed a step back even with the barrier in place - but you counter with a laser, which burns through the plasma aura and forces Gavin to stop his attack.
Jun 06 23:50:16 [Aero] He eyes the damage already done on most of the units here.
Jun 06 23:50:20 [Cubey] Loni's unit grasps at its side, damaged.
Jun 06 23:50:33 [Corel] Elys: "It's his ideal, after all."
Jun 06 23:50:44 [Cubey] Loni: "Professor... I don't suppose you have more of your Grunbeins ready?"
Jun 06 23:50:53 [Cubey] The Professor: "Of course, just give me a moment!"
Jun 06 23:51:11 [Cubey] Ilinka: "Loni..."
Jun 06 23:51:32 [Cubey] Loni: "Don't worry Ilinka. The Professor can build as many Grunbeins as we need. They're his best invention!"
Jun 06 23:51:35 [Aero] Willis: "What do you think General?"
Jun 06 23:51:43 [Cubey] Desta: "... Yeah."
Jun 06 23:51:54 [Cubey] Desta sounds doubtful, trying but failing to mask it.
Jun 06 23:52:00 [aldosalt] Dido: "...I say go for it!"
Jun 06 23:52:26 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "...Do it."
Jun 06 23:54:55 [Aero] * There's a small nod from Strahlend before the machine ignites its thrusters and makes a break for the Discovery. At the same time spread his own nanomachines through the Brightsaber hopefully undetected while breaking down the impaled sword. Maybe it was a long shot to try to trick the Discovery or the Lady but it was his best option at the moment. +
Jun 06 23:56:42 [Cubey] Loni: "... My sword, you bastard!"
Jun 06 23:56:51 [Cubey] Loni: "I'll never forgive you, you made an enemy for life!"
Jun 06 23:57:42 [aldosalt] Dido meanwhile, sees the chance for some psychological warfare. "It must be rough, being Loni's sidekicks," she says to Ilinka and Desta. "No matter how hard you two fight for him, he just neglects you in favor of his newest toys."
Jun 06 23:57:45 [Cubey] The BrightSaber rushes behind the Strahlend - and indeed, its sword is now gone. But the three remaining Grunbeins try to forcibly stop it, the Alpha grabbing it and then shooting its knee beam emitters while the Omegas stand at the sides and fire beam knuckles that shoot beams instead of having beam blades.
Jun 06 23:58:03 [Cubey] React, Willis!
Jun 06 23:58:37 [Tengu] # Willis
Jun 06 23:58:40 [Cubey] Ilinka: "You don't know anything..."
Jun 06 23:58:42 [Cubey] # Approved
Jun 06 23:59:33 [Cubey] Desta: "Cut the bullshit! Loni's the most important thing in the world for us, and he knows it. For him it's the same!"
Jun 07 00:00:29 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "I am sure his obsession with Grunbeins has not escaped you. It certainly has not escaped me!" Scaraber grabs its laser stuff with all four arms and rushes forward, extending a very long energy blade from it - and clashes the blade against the Grunbein Alpha, getting in its way and trying to keep it off Willis! +
Jun 07 00:01:42 [Aero] * "Of course..." For once Willis sets his priorities to escaping, they were here for one goal and if he could recover the Discovery it would be enough. The best Strahlend can do is toss the remains of the cloak off of itself, using what remained to try to throw off the ranged fire. +
Jun 07 00:02:43 [aldosalt] "Think about what first landed us in this situation," Dido says. "Loni was starting to ignore you, Ilinka. Worse–he was taking you for granted! You had to destroy city district and become a world criminal for him to pay attention again!"
Jun 07 00:04:28 [Cubey] Hetepheres cuts down on the Grunbein Alpha - the blade reaches its emitters, which means the unit itself is split in two and destroyed. Willis runs between the two Omegas, his cape briefly protecting him, enough to reach the Discovery of Self's massive hull!
Jun 07 00:04:41 [Cubey] Ilinka doesn't say anything.
Jun 07 00:04:56 [Cubey] Instead she reacts with cold fury - firing a sniper shot at ShelLancer, and then immediately charging!
Jun 07 00:05:19 [Cubey] She aims for where you'd go to dodge the beam, and tries to impale the turtle unit with a powerful stab!
Jun 07 00:05:25 [Cubey] React Dido
Jun 07 00:05:30 [Cubey] (May combine with action)
Jun 07 00:05:56 [Cubey] Loni: "No! Where are the reinforcements, Professor? They're at your place!"
Jun 07 00:06:00 [Cubey] Desta: "..."
Jun 07 00:07:25 [aldosalt] *Dido keeps moving around, keeping ShelLancer a hard-to-hit target. She tries parrying Ilinka's gunsword with her electrified Lance, and then fires a burst of Shel-Flak at pointblank range!+
Jun 07 00:08:20 [Cubey] The two blades clash, the gunsword's bayonet getting zapped but moving down the lance, ripping a gash in ShelLancer's side.
Jun 07 00:08:25 [Cubey] Then Dido fires the flak...
Jun 07 00:08:29 [Cubey] Ilinka: "...!"
Jun 07 00:08:41 [Cubey] Which the ShotSaber tanks, getting between the two, pushing FightSaber away!
Jun 07 00:08:47 [Cubey] Desta: "Guh...!"
Jun 07 00:08:53 [Cubey] The unit is critically damaged!
Jun 07 00:09:05 [Cubey] Loni: "Dammit! Professor, my friends need help, now!"
Jun 07 00:09:11 [Cubey] Desta: "Loni..."
Jun 07 00:09:22 [Aero] Willis: "Maybe you should go help them yourself."
Jun 07 00:09:39 [Aero] Willis: "Isn't that what a true hero would do?"
Jun 07 00:10:09 [Cubey] The BrightSaber turns around - forget the Discovery, it starts running towards FightSaber.
Jun 07 00:10:19 [Cubey] Desta: "Get out of here, Loni! Not a step more!"
Jun 07 00:10:29 [Cubey] Loni: "What the hell? Have you lost your mind Desta? What..."
Jun 07 00:10:33 [Cubey] Desta: "Loni..."
Jun 07 00:10:40 [Cubey] Desta: "What is the Professor's name?"
Jun 07 00:11:25 [Cubey] Loni: "..."
Jun 07 00:11:27 [Cubey] Ilinka: "..."
Jun 07 00:11:52 [Cubey] The ShotSaber falls down to its knee.
Jun 07 00:12:18 [Cubey] Desta: "There isn't one, right?"
Jun 07 00:12:21 [Cubey] Loni: "The Lady..."
Jun 07 00:12:39 [Corel] Elys: "Well..."
Jun 07 00:12:49 [Cubey] Desta: "We knew from the beginning. But you looked so happy. Like you finally got a place where you belong."
Jun 07 00:12:59 [Cubey] Ilinka: "Sorry..."
Jun 07 00:13:00 [Steam] Mizuki: "You enabled him."
Jun 07 00:13:21 [Cubey] Desta: "And now she played us for fools! It was all part of her plan, now she abandoned us!"
Jun 07 00:13:26 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "What a cruel being the Lady is."
Jun 07 00:13:33 [Cubey] Desta: "You guys get away."
Jun 07 00:13:44 [Cubey] Loni: "What?"
Jun 07 00:13:54 [Cubey] Ilinka: "Desta, no..."
Jun 07 00:14:12 [Cubey] Desta: "You're wrecked too much to fight. I'll hold them off."
Jun 07 00:14:49 [Cubey] Desta: "These assholes doubt us but I'll prove it. Don't listen to them."
Jun 07 00:14:50 [aldosalt] Dido swallows her more scathing words. "Isn't it rough?" She asks. "Having to define everything you do by what Loni does? Don't either of you ever want to do something for yourself?"
Jun 07 00:15:12 [Cubey] Desta: "I'll prove them... what real friendship means. Bros for life, man."
Jun 07 00:15:20 [Cubey] Loni: "..."
Jun 07 00:15:34 [Cubey] The BrightSaber and FightSaber are trying to depart!
Jun 07 00:15:56 [Cubey] (Anyone who wants to stop them, declare doing so by # or @ or whatever)
Jun 07 00:16:04 [Tengu] @
Jun 07 00:16:08 [Cubey] Approved
Jun 07 00:16:14 [Aero] @
Jun 07 00:16:18 [Cubey] Approved also
Jun 07 00:16:25 [Corel] @
Jun 07 00:16:29 [Cubey] Also approved
Jun 07 00:16:41 [aldosalt] @
Jun 07 00:16:50 [Steam] @
Jun 07 00:16:59 [Cubey] Everyone go
Jun 07 00:17:03 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "I cannot let you do that, I am afraid!" She sends the remaining Bitles forward, trying to make them evade Desta and cut off the other two's escape by firing lasers! +
Jun 07 00:17:26 [Steam] Mizuki: "Loni..."
Jun 07 00:18:06 [Steam] "The world may not always be welcoming, but there is little more pathetic than living a lie and embracing complacency!"
Jun 07 00:18:59 [aldosalt] *Dido fires her remaining Arc Thorns at BrightSaber and FightSaber, even as she suspects they'll be shot down. That's why she hefts her Shel-Lance, judges the trajectory...and throws it like a javelin at the fleeing Loni!+
Jun 07 00:19:14 [Aero] * Willis does not say another word, from his position several dozen blades were formed around Strahlend and fired them towards the escaping Sabers. +
Jun 07 00:19:48 [Aero] Fired towards*
Jun 07 00:19:50 [Steam] * The BlackNight's wings bent around in front of it to form an eight-sided point just before its sword plunged right into the center of it! "It's time to face reality! ABYSS BALISSTA!" An explosion of force blew the BlackNight backwards, a burning black bird-effigy erupting forth at the BrightSaber!+
Jun 07 00:20:22 [Corel] *Elys readies two more arrows. "It sucks that The Lady got you too, but you're not off the hook that easily." She fires both simultaneously, and they split off to the sides of the escaping pair. Between the arrows is a thin cable - if either of the targets get snagged by it, they'll end up restrained!+
Jun 07 00:21:12 [Cubey] Desta: "You think the world isn't always welcoming? No shit Sherlock! You guys want Loni dead. He retreated here... and now you're trying to kill him!"
Jun 07 00:21:36 [Cubey] Desta: "Come on Lady... show me what you got. I'm ready for it."
Jun 07 00:21:48 [Cubey] The attacks are launched upon all three of the Saber units.
Jun 07 00:22:02 [Cubey] Suddenly, the Grunbeins throw themselves on the line of fire! But that is still not enough.
Jun 07 00:22:25 [Cubey] But a sudden distortion of power causes the ground to rumble...
Jun 07 00:22:49 [Cubey] Desta stands in front of you... and suddenly, his unit bursts, new body parts - arms, heads, and torsos, spreading out!
Jun 07 00:23:15 [Cubey] The large unit takes it all on itself. Partially restrained, abyssed and lasered.
Jun 07 00:23:25 [Cubey] Loni: "Desta! Shit..."
Jun 07 00:23:33 [Cubey] But Loni and Ilinka are already far, and accelearting.
Jun 07 00:24:43 [Cubey] While Desta's unit, still holding on to the gunswords, fires. And the two aren't the only guns it has. A gigantic barrage of gunfire is released in all directions - beams are flying through the air, threatening to hit everything except the fleeing Sabers!
Jun 07 00:24:53 [Cubey] Desta: "Fuck you guys."
Jun 07 00:24:55 [Cubey] Everyone react
Jun 07 00:25:03 [Cubey] New enemy:
Jun 07 00:25:05 [Cubey] Guardian of Friendship Desta
Jun 07 00:25:05 [Cubey] http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/678021
Jun 07 00:26:03 * aldosalt has quit (Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client)
Jun 07 00:27:31 * aldosalt (Mibbit@m-18-4-13-527.hsd7.il.comcast.
Jun 07 00:27:46 [Tengu] * Hetepheres braces under enemy fire, trying to block the shots coming into her direction with all of her blades - she cannot afford to dodge without endangering the people in the town behind them! +
Jun 07 00:29:15 [Corel] *Elys likewise takes up a defensive stance with her swords. She does, however, form wide blades to help brace against the barrage as well.+
Jun 07 00:29:39 [Aero] * Strahlend summons Quicksilver to itself and begins to parry the shots as well. Even if it was causing it they needed the Discovery to be able to fight against the Lady later on. +
Jun 07 00:30:06 [Corel] Elys: "I guess The Lady wills it..."
Jun 07 00:30:31 [Steam] * The BlackNight tries to slip away, but its sword and wings move into nine rapid blades to try to withstand Desta's latest onslaught!+
Jun 07 00:30:37 [aldosalt] #Townsfolk?
Jun 07 00:30:44 [Cubey] # approved
Jun 07 00:31:46 [Aero] Willis: "How long will this go on..."
Jun 07 00:32:14 [Cubey] Hetepheres and Elys are blocking the best they can, though the barrage slams into them relentlessly. The Amagahara didn't suffer too much before but is now heavily damaged, while the Scaraber is now smoking and in an almost critical condition, its Bitles shot down.
Jun 07 00:32:19 [aldosalt] *Dido, her Arc Thorns mostly expended, tries blocking the fire with ShelLancer's shoulder plates! ShelLancer raises its hands, and lightning starts crackling from their palms!+
Jun 07 00:32:25 [Cubey] But, behind the two of you, sections of the town are untouched.
Jun 07 00:33:27 [Cubey] The Strahlend's sword parries many shots, some fire at it but surprisingly not many. It seems even now, Desta doesn't attack a target so close to the Discovery with ferocity... or maybe he and Willis are too far away from each other.
Jun 07 00:34:23 [Cubey] The BlackNight is doing defensive maneuvers, staying in air while beams fire upon it from what seems like all possible directions at once. However you dodge most of the shots, parrying several more, and getting hit by a few more... but while the unit is losing height, it does not fall!
Jun 07 00:34:34 [Cubey] As for the SHelLancer...
Jun 07 00:35:06 [Cubey] Rand: "Hang in there guys. GRYAAOOOOH!"
Jun 07 00:36:02 [Cubey] The Gunleon shouts, a wave of force deflecting stray shots that would fall on the town behind you. And Dido's electrified armor assists with the task, forming a blockade through which no blasts go through!
Jun 07 00:36:09 [Cubey] They do however fire on the ShelLancer instead.
Jun 07 00:36:10 [Cubey] A lot.
Jun 07 00:36:29 [Corel] Elys: "Ugh, this villainy thing is hard work..."
Jun 07 00:36:38 [Cubey] Both the Gunleon and ShelLancer are knocked down, critically damaged, and barely able to move.
Jun 07 00:36:53 [Cubey] Mail: "Kyaaah!"
Jun 07 00:37:03 [Cubey] Rand: "Mail... Desta, you bastard...!"
Jun 07 00:37:12 [aldosalt] Dido: "Gahhh...OwOwOwOw...!"
Jun 07 00:37:13 [Cubey] Desta: "So you care when YOUR friends are getting hurt."
Jun 07 00:37:28 [Steam] Mizuki: "Rand! Dido!"
Jun 07 00:37:29 [Cubey] Desta: "Maybe you know how I, or Ilinka, or Loni feel like now! All the time. Hurts, huh?"
Jun 07 00:37:33 [Cubey] Desta: "Well fuck you."
Jun 07 00:37:41 [Aero] Willis: "Get over yourself"
Jun 07 00:37:49 [Aero] Willis: "Do you think you know anything?"
Jun 07 00:37:53 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Everyone has friends. From the most noble to the vilest of us."
Jun 07 00:37:56 [Cubey] But even though you all have suffered heavy damage - the town didn't.
Jun 07 00:38:08 [Cubey] Which is good because the rest of the nearby area has been obliterated into a flat featureless plain.
Jun 07 00:38:44 [Steam] Mizuki: "You're almost right Desta, we do know how you feel when it comes to that."
Jun 07 00:38:56 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Even those of us who do not think twice to try killing the same people their best friend spent months protecting."
Jun 07 00:38:58 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "This is going to be a tough fight. Everyone, brace yourselves."
Jun 07 00:39:11 [Steam] "... But you're forgetting other things you've put us through."
Jun 07 00:39:21 [Cubey] Desta: "... Don't care."
Jun 07 00:39:36 [Cubey] Desta: "You never cared for Loni much. Why should I care 'bout you?"
Jun 07 00:39:53 [Cubey] Rand: "Ghh... this guy's brain is going in circles!"
Jun 07 00:40:16 [Steam] "Because you don't care about anything but your friends."
Jun 07 00:40:33 [Cubey] Desta: "You know what?"
Jun 07 00:40:41 [Cubey] Desta: "I guess you're right for once. Come!"
Jun 07 00:40:46 [aldosalt] *"Because killing people and blowing things up without a damn good reason...is wrong, you maniac!" Dido wheezes.
Jun 07 00:40:51 [Cubey] The Guardian aims all its guns towards you, gangsta style.
Jun 07 00:41:05 [Aero] Willis: "Forget it. Let's just end this."
Jun 07 00:41:10 [Cubey] But you notice that the attacks Desta guarded his friends from dealt some damage to his frame. The Guardian is far from invincible!
Jun 07 00:41:12 [Cubey] Everyone, go!
Jun 07 00:41:54 [Steam] "I fought a battle to prove you can't just define yourself by your enemies... but in a way you've proven the opposite too, Desta!"
Jun 07 00:42:20 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "This is not a fight that can be decided with words."
Jun 07 00:42:23 [Steam] "You can't just define yourself by your friends either! Let's go, Zankuro!"
Jun 07 00:42:36 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Only through the dance of death."
Jun 07 00:42:46 [Corel] Elys: "He's set himself up for this. Of course he won't back down."
Jun 07 00:43:07 [aldosalt] *ShelLancer's legs can barely move...but it can still Shell-Boost. Dido triggers the acceleration movement, and quite unlike a tortoise, ShelLancer races forward. She reaches a hand, crackling with lightning, out to seize the Lance embedded in Desta's abomination of a mech...and filled him with high-voltage current!+
Jun 07 00:43:09 [Aero] Willis simply nods and forms a bow in Strahlend's hand.
Jun 07 00:43:29 [Corel] Elys: "But if that's what he's chosen, for what it's worth, I'll respect it."
Jun 07 00:43:34 [Aero] Willis: "Some things can only be conveyed through battle...right Elys?"
Jun 07 00:44:03 [Corel] Elys nods, and by extension, so does Amagahara.
Jun 07 00:44:35 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Let us see what you can do, Desta Mlakar!" Scaraber takes up high into the air, charging its laser staff while mid-flight - and, when the charge is ready, it fires the staff downwards, shooting a wide beam towards the Guardian! +
Jun 07 00:44:50 [Cubey] As Dido gets close, the gunswords slice down on the SHelLancer in melee range, to try to interrupt her zapping! And because it's Desta, he then spins them around and fires! React.
Jun 07 00:46:05 [aldosalt] Dido: "Gaaaaaahhhh–!"
Jun 07 00:46:29 [Cubey] The upwards-aimed guns from the side-bodies of the Guardian all create a barrage of anti-air beams, trying to shoot the Scaraber down as soon as it looks like it's going to attack. And with the beams quantity', they sure can! React.
Jun 07 00:46:45 [Steam] * The BlackNight is still airborne, its wings bursting to their full intensity as it loops and weaves through the air, surging at the Guardian! "Intentions seem pure to the right people... but justice is still justice! And for the sake of that justice-" A whirlwind of darkness, the BlackNight slashes! "-ABYSS EXECUTION!"+
Jun 07 00:47:46 [Cubey] Some of that anti-air is diverted towards BlackNight - and to make matters worse, Desta fires extra shots from... not sure where exactly. They just appear mid air and join in to the barrage from weird angles. Mizuki react.
Jun 07 00:48:30 [Aero] * As Strahlend nocks its bow with an arrow the machine takes aim at the upgraded Saber. Perhaps it was just for show but as the arrow was readied a small mass of energy was gathered around it before the arrow of light exploded out from Strahlend's position by the discovery soaring right towards the Guardian of Friendship. +
Jun 07 00:49:24 [aldosalt] *ShelLancer raises its hands towards the descending gunswords, and then– "ShelLancer...SHELL UP!" ShelLancer starts transforming into it's turtle form. As it's components start folding inward, Desta's gunsword blades gets pinched in-between two serves and folding armor plates...then yanked out of his hands in a fashion that would make a snapping turtle proud!
Jun 07 00:49:55 [Steam] Zankuro: "We have incoming! Mizuki there's a lot of it!"
Jun 07 00:50:14 [Corel] *The white and pink machine advances despite the damage it has taken. Elys opts to use the short swords to attack, weaving between shots intended for and fired BY others - using those as cover to approach the red side of the machine, which she slashes across!&
Jun 07 00:50:37 [Steam] * And biting her lip, Mizuki settles for using the momentum of her charge and hurling the sword straight at the Guardian before breaking off to focus on staying in fighting condition!+
Jun 07 00:50:51 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Now is the time... Scarab Frame, purge!" Suddenly the armored parts of Scaraber separate from its main body, which is ejected upwards! But that's not all - the armor combines together into a beetle-shaped platform, which the main core unit lands on and starts zipping around the incoming shots with increased agility, still firing the blast when its ready! +
Jun 07 00:51:06 [Cubey] Cannons wielded by the body from one side are shooting back at the Strahlend - and some of the shots try to shoot Willis' arrow down, too! React.
Jun 07 00:51:47 [Cubey] While from the other, the cannons slam against Elyssa's swords, trying to parry them - and overwhelm them, to fire at her unit in point blank range. React/continue.
Jun 07 00:52:21 [Cubey] Desta: "What?"
Jun 07 00:52:33 [Cubey] His concentration on shooting a lot of barrage everywhere is then disrupted!
Jun 07 00:52:59 [Cubey] One of his gunswords is snatched by the ShelLancer's plates, stuck in the transformation mechanism!
Jun 07 00:53:07 [Cubey] Before he can fire at it, he is zapped by electricity!
Jun 07 00:53:10 [Cubey] Desta: "Aaagh!"
Jun 07 00:54:12 [Cubey] The Scarab Frame is heavily damaged and flies unsteadily, especially as it comes under gunfire. Soon it is smoking and descending.. but the Scaraber itself fires many shots, bombarding the bombardier with beams instead!
Jun 07 00:54:28 [aldosalt] Dido leans back in her cockpit as so many alarms blare, and so many vital components start overheating, which will lead to so much repair work. "Worth it..." she mutters with a smile.
Jun 07 00:55:18 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "I cannot stay airborne... Time for a hard landing!"
Jun 07 00:56:10 [Corel] *Elys reacts to the cannons...by having Amagahara flip back and dismissing her weapons. Or so it appears - the sheathed longsword materializes in her grip instead, and matter from the twin short swords is harnessed by the ring on the unit's back...
Jun 07 00:57:37 [Aero] * Willis calms his breathing and continues to load arrows, having to carefully conserve his nanomachines and use them efficiently. The air around the arrow was cooled and heated, the air even seemed to freeze before the arrow was fired and seemingly released a bolt of lightning to follow after the arrow to fire down the cannons shots. +
Jun 07 00:58:14 [Corel] *Silently, the longsword's blade is lined with particles that shouldn't exist - those that surpass the speed of light. Amagahara draws its blade and slashes again - across the segment of the Guardian - in a strike that is so quick that it goes back in time, before any actions were taken by the enemy!+
Jun 07 00:58:59 [Corel] Elys: "The Eighth of the Eight Graces. This is all that I can give you."
Jun 07 01:00:10 [Cubey] The cannons find no resistance all out of sudden - they move too far, and fire a shot that glances at Amagahara.
Jun 07 01:00:16 [Cubey] And then, there comes the slice.
Jun 07 01:00:18 [Cubey] Desta: "..."
Jun 07 01:00:48 [Cubey] A long cut suddenly becomes visible through the side body's whole height, and it starts sliding down without any resistance.
Jun 07 01:01:09 [Cubey] Willis is shooting, the Strahlend barely capable of doing much more but to release one final arrow - which strikes the enemy's side.
Jun 07 01:01:23 [Cubey] Causing further damage, not enough to down him yet! But enough to cause a distraction.
Jun 07 01:01:26 [Cubey] Shunk.
Jun 07 01:01:33 [Aero] Willis: "...."
Jun 07 01:01:49 [Cubey] BlackNight's sword embeds itself in the Guardian's head!
Jun 07 01:02:18 [Cubey] "We're here to repair the world, not wreck it further! Remember it! OOOORYA!"
Jun 07 01:02:42 [Cubey] Rand forces Gunleon into a final charge - his huge wrench slamming down on that sword.
Jun 07 01:02:49 [Cubey] Forcing it through the whole of the Guardian's body.
Jun 07 01:02:58 [Cubey] ...
Jun 07 01:03:07 [Cubey] The Guardian explodes.
Jun 07 01:03:18 [Cubey] Mail: "Bad idea, bad idea!"
Jun 07 01:03:49 [Cubey] The smoking Gunleon is thrown back, falling down on the featureless plain.
Jun 07 01:04:01 [Cubey] The Scarab Frame's flight form lands on top of it.
Jun 07 01:04:10 [Cubey] Rand: "Guh... I caught your thing..."
Jun 07 01:04:24 [Tengu] Scaraber jumps down on the ground nearby in a three-point landing.
Jun 07 01:04:31 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "Why, thank you."
Jun 07 01:04:38 [Corel] Amagahara sheathes its sword after touching down. But it also drops to one knee after - sparks appearing all across its body.
Jun 07 01:04:53 [Aero] Willis: "Elys...what was that..."
Jun 07 01:05:05 [Cubey] All of your units are heavily damaged, most often barely capable of even walking.
Jun 07 01:05:10 [Cubey] But... you've won.
Jun 07 01:05:13 [Tengu] Hetepheres: "...Desta Mlakar. He is truly gone. Sacrificed himself for the one thing he believed in."
Jun 07 01:05:22 [Cubey] Around you, the aura of Lady's presence is gone.
Jun 07 01:05:23 [Corel] Elys: "I don't think you'd believe me even if I told you."
Jun 07 01:05:38 [Cubey] Loni and Ilinka have fled. Desta's gone for good now.
Jun 07 01:05:46 [Cubey] And the Discovery of Self is reclaimed.
Jun 07 01:06:08 [Aero] Willis: "Maybe that's for the best for now...we should get started on repairs and then get this thing back..."
Jun 07 01:06:12 [Cubey] All things considered, this went almost too well.
Jun 07 01:06:17 [Cubey] MISSION COMPLETED
Jun 07 01:06:47 [Corel] Elys: "At the very least he deserved to be treated like a warrior...so I did as I saw fit."
Jun 07 01:08:01 [aldosalt] Dido: "Rand, are you alright?" She chuckles nervously. "Damn, you were amazing out there!"
Jun 07 01:08:02 * Corel (Corel@318.104.22.168.trm27-home.tm.net.
Jun 07 01:08:33 [Cubey] The Gunleon raises a thumbs up, very slowly.
Jun 07 01:09:21 [aldosalt] A hand pokes out of ShelLancer half-transformed heap, mimicking the gesture.