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Re: The NEW Superpower RP - Part III
« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2008, 05:09:28 pm »
Dylan sat on a chair in his shack holding an object made out of wires in his hand. He worked on it and seemed to weave a cage. When he was finished he tested the cage for stability and tried the ropes on either sides for strength. Today he was going to check the traps and the basket will hold the food he collects underwater. As he walked to the door of his shack he noticed, that the jerrycan with the drinking water was almost empty. He had to go to the spring tomorrow, maybe even today depending on the time he needs for the traps. Before he left the shack, he took off his shirt, so that it doesn't get wet underwater.

When he walked out of the door his eyes immediately followed the sun. Midday has just past and the sun starts to fall down into the ocean in the west. His eyes, blinded by the sun, slowly moved to the north, where he the sky had a darker tint than the surrounding air. It was barely noticeable, but for someone who lived for so long in the wild far away from any city or town, he could make out the darker regions in the sky quite easily. He did not know why the sky was tainted in such a way, but he speculated that this was the result of the city New Wayward. or maybe it was the ruins, which released certain gases. Whatever the reason was, Dylan couldn't care less as long as it didn't affect him. He did not like the city and whenever he had even the slightest doubt about this, he just need to look into the north, where the perpetual haze served as an effective deterrent.

Dylan averted his eyes from the city and went down the stairs. Swiftly he stalked over the sand towards the sea. Every step hurt and felt like it was burning his feet. During midday the sun heated up the sand and Dylan is not used to walk on hot sand with bare feet. Normally he spends the midday diving in the waves rather than walking across the hot beach, but recently his basket for storing the food has broken and he needed to repair it instead of checking the traps. However, he didn't want to check the traps in the evening, as Dylan dislikes to dive in the dark. Though he feels more at home in the sea, that doesn't mean he prefers nights underwater than on land, especially when considering the short distance to the horizon when everything just turns blue. No, he actually spends sleeping on land in a bed rather than to sleep with the fishes. Also, today evening he has to go to the spring and refill his drinking water reservoir.

Finally he has reached the shore and small waves swirled around his feet. He put repaired cage onto his back like a backback and moved slowly into the waves enjoying every single step.
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Re: The NEW Superpower RP - Part III
« Reply #46 on: December 14, 2008, 05:20:23 pm »
Broadside nodded in acknowledgment of Ethan and relaxed his power. Ignoring the woman's feeble attempts to attack him through his metal plating, he grabbed the rear wheel of the bike and pulled it off like it was a flimsy toy.

"You're not going anywhere" he said, matter-of-factly as he reached out to grab Delilah's arm.

As Marty's attention was held on Clay, Command swiftly snuck behind him and administered a neat jab to the back of his neck with a bare hand. If he had a human nervous system it would send him reeling for a while.

"This one's a keeper" she said casually, as he collapsed at her feet.

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Rick sat on an old upturned oil drum absentmindedly tracing shapes in the sand with the butt of his shotgun. Around him the goats grazed without gusto on the unpalatable desert shrubbery and occasionally did their part in enriching the soil.
It wasn't a glamorous job, looking after the goats, heck, it wasn't even a job at all. Nobody paid Rick for what he did, except passing travelers who would sometimes trade meager supplies for goat jerky as tough as shoe-leather and some rather suspicious home-made feta.
If a more intelligent young man had been in Rick's position he would have left the old shack for one of the safer settlements when the old woman who had raised him had died. But Rick was rather simple, and had buried the old woman and carefully read her diary of work, his finger carefully tracing each word, until he had been familiar enough with the day to day routine of running a subsistence goat farm to keep himself alive and fairly well fed, if rather lonely and unstimulated. Eventually he had felt brave enough to defy the old woman's words and use her old shotgun to keep the coyotes and feral lions off of the herd. He was, at least, a decent shot with it.
Earlier in the day he had seen a boy about his age and some sort of robot walking around taking pictures of things. He had waved to them, and the boy had waved back, but it hadn't really gone anywhere. Rick thought it might have been nice to have a friend, but took the lost opportunity in his stride with a sort of pragmatic fatalism... or perhaps just dull unimaginativeness. Now there were explosions from the distance, and the sounds of revving engines and shouting. He thought about going to see what the fuss was about, but then no-one would be watching the goats...
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Re: The NEW Superpower RP - Part III
« Reply #47 on: December 14, 2008, 05:41:46 pm »
Geoffrey looked back briefly and saw one person following him. It wasn't Delilah so he felt a wave of relief wash over him. He spotted a small shack in the distance and headed toward it.



Flavian looked out into the distance as his helicopter roared across the Obano. There was a patch of green off to the left, Century's Rest.

"Yo... yo!" the woman said, startled "What's going on over there?"

Flavian glanced out of the right side of the chopper and watched as a several large plumes of smoke snaked their way into the sky. He tapped the pilot on the shoulder and pointed at the disturbance. The chopper made a sweeping turn in the air and headed toward the location of the convoy. It passed over a small shack with what looked like goats grazing around it. Flavian looked down, there was a lone person running toward the shack. He nearly had the pilot change course again but the sight of the ruined convoy caught his attention. Getting to his feet, Flavian walked to the door of the chopper and looked out as the flew past.



Delilah struggled in the large man's grasp but found that she couldn't escape. Her blood ran cold as she saw the chopper fly past with Flavian standing in the doorway.

"I hope you're happy..." she said to the large man, ending her resistance "Now we're all dead."

The chopper hovered for a moment before descending toward the ground nearby.

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Re: The NEW Superpower RP - Part III
« Reply #48 on: December 14, 2008, 05:47:27 pm »
Rick covered his ears as the helicopter roared overhead, the wind of its passage doing its best to dishevel his already untidy mop of red hair. Three exciting things in one day. This was a record. He spotted another boy running towards him... he didn't look very friendly. The old woman had always said to be distrustful of strangers... but she had also said not to judge on appearances. Rick tentatively raised his shotgun to his hip as the running boy approached.

"Hey!" he said, somewhat tentatively "You shouldn't out to run like that. You'll spook the goats."

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"Oh, good grief... what's he got to do with all of this?" said Command, squinting up at the helicopter as it slowly began to land near the convoy.

"Ravens! Regroup!" she ordered. The mercenaries, minus the Rookie, assembled around the convoy again, awaiting the arrival of the helicopter's passenger.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2008, 05:49:43 pm by Krakow Sam »
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: The NEW Superpower RP - Part III
« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2008, 05:49:19 pm »
"Damn useless piece of junk!" Jordan slammed the dashboard of his car with a closed fist. It roared to life again. The doctor curved back one corner of him mouth and shook his head.

Pulling back the wheel and slamming on the ignition, he throttled the vehicle forward. It kicked up a cloud of dust as it came sliding down the mound of sand and dry dirt from which Jordan had been watching, his body getting tossed about as the wheels struck one stone or clod of dirt after another. As he approached the scene, he became increasingly curious about what the hell was going on, seeing large shards of military-grade vehicle armor littered about the ground and a bike's wheel tossed casually through the air. He slammed on his brakes just beyond a flaming, abandoned jeep, showering the mound of twisted metal in sand.

Jordan grabbed his autorifle off the passenger's side seat and kicked open the door, stepping out only far enough to shove it closed again.

He began to tepidly make his way towards the assembled group. "'Ay Miss S-...Command! What's going on?"

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Re: The NEW Superpower RP - Part III
« Reply #50 on: December 14, 2008, 05:52:11 pm »
"Good grief" said Command "So much for a low key escort mission. Looks like everyone is coming out of the woodwork. How are you doctor?" she continued, with something almost approaching warmth as she pulled a casual salute in Jordan's direction.
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Re: The NEW Superpower RP - Part III
« Reply #51 on: December 14, 2008, 05:57:19 pm »
Jordan moved closer, so as not to need to carry out a conversation entirely in yelling form. He winced when he saw her mask anyway. He could never get over it.

"Fine, just fine. I was on my way to a... site when I ran into this mess here," he casually motioned with his weapon to the multiple burning hulks and bodies around him.

"Need anything? All your, eh, heroes alright?"

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Re: The NEW Superpower RP - Part III
« Reply #52 on: December 14, 2008, 05:59:22 pm »
Kevin spent a few moments trying futilely to tug his arm free of Ced's grip or, failing that, reasoning with it.  After it became apparent that Ced was nowhere near intelligent enough to be argued with or fooled he gave in.  "Fine, we'll go somewhere else.  How about that shack from earlier?  Or does mom have something against goats?"

After a moment spent running through it's database and recalling the shack's threat assessment, Ced bobbed it's sensor dome in agreement.  Kevin mounted his bike and checked it's solar battery briefly before driving back the way they'd come, Ced galloping alongside.
Nefarious?  Nearly.  Ne’er-do-well?  Never!  Neither nearly names this narrator.  Naive and knowledgeable, notorious and inscrutable, this nascent Nero is known naturally as Neoadept.

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Re: The NEW Superpower RP - Part III
« Reply #53 on: December 14, 2008, 06:01:13 pm »
Ethan was cut off halfway through his incantation by a torrent of sound from the walkie talkie on his belt. Swearing under his breath, he grabbed it and returned his sights to the fleeing Rookie.

"Damnit! Command, Rookie's taken what the bike lady wanted and he's running off with it. Do you need me back there or should I continue the chase?"

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Re: The NEW Superpower RP - Part III
« Reply #54 on: December 14, 2008, 06:03:52 pm »
"All par for the course apart from this one here" she said, nudging at Marty with a booted foot. "One of the raiders, he's either a metahuman or one of those new mages that keep springing up. Powerful at that, he managed to shake up Clay, which takes some do... excuse me" she was cut off as Ethan's query came across her walkie talky.

"Use your initiative Flash, if you think you can catch him then I think our clients would appreciate their property returned" she replied. "Just stay in contact, run into anything you can't handle, just buzz us"
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Re: The NEW Superpower RP - Part III
« Reply #55 on: December 14, 2008, 06:11:53 pm »
Jordan glanced down at Marty then back up at Command.

"You want me to wake the kid?"

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Re: The NEW Superpower RP - Part III
« Reply #56 on: December 14, 2008, 06:25:26 pm »
"Screw the goats!" Geoffrey yelled, reaching for his gun "You'd better have some place for me to hide."



Flavian and his two associates jumped out of the helicopter as it hovered above the ground. The chopper lifted back up into the air and flew a short distance away to wait. Together, the trio walked toward the Ravens. An trail of dust trailed behind Flavian as he moved. He set his sights on the woman in the mask and walked toward her. His hand raced toward the brim of his hat and he nervously ran his finger along its edge. The woman's mask was nice, it reminded him of better times. He stopped in front of the woman and removed his hat, placing it on his chest and bowing politely. Flavian's hair was short and gray. The skin on his forehead and around the edge of his glasses was a milky purple color. Large scars crisscrossed the right side of his head.

"You have something that belongs to Mr. Brady." the man said to the masked woman.

"All we ask for is that you allow us the time to find what is rightfully ours." the woman added.

"Oh thank goodness, you're here to save me!" Delilah exclaimed.

"We'll deal with you later." the woman spat "We are here to do what you couldn't."

"Geoffrey ran off with the ring!" Delilah yelled.

Flavian turned toward the Delilah abruptly.

"Yeah... that little brat of yours got picked up by the Ravens." she continued "He must have thought it was his lucky day when they happened upon that ring you've been looking for."

Flavian's bodyguards looked at one another.

"The little bastard ran off with the whole case. Said that he was taking them to spite you." Delilah said, elbowing the large man holding her "I tried to get him but this brute wouldn't let me."

Flavian rubbed his forehead and sighed. He placed his hand on Delilah's shoulder and turned to the masked woman. Frantically crinkling his hat in his hand, Flavian pointed at Delilah.

"May we have her back?" one of the bodyguards finally asked.

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Re: The NEW Superpower RP - Part III
« Reply #57 on: December 14, 2008, 06:26:31 pm »
"Gotcha, Command. I'll see what I can do." Ethan sighed into the transceiver. He had given the Rookie the benefit of the doubt when he joined, he had trusted him and now it turned out his trust had been misplaced. He knew Command had her reasons for recruiting him, but he was beginning to wonder how sound they were.

Resuming his chase, he closed in on the shack where Geoffrey seemed to have stopped. There was another there, and he seemed to be armed as well. Ethan gritted his teeth and slowed as he approached the two.

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Re: The NEW Superpower RP - Part III
« Reply #58 on: December 14, 2008, 06:41:07 pm »
"You may have your associate back" said Command, carefully "But I take it as an agreement that you won't interfere in our line of work for the forseeable future. As for the case..."

"Our client wishes to speak with him" came Deadeye's whisper in Command's mind

"That is a matter for its owner to discuss with you. If you wish to speak with him on this matter you will find him inside the Halftrack" she informed Brady. As she did so, the rear doors of the truck swung open by themselves, revealing the gloomy interior, stacked high with all manner of strange paraphernalia. Reliquaries, old earthenware pots etched with strange patterns, rings, baubles, trinkets, staves and crystals. At the back stood something like an old picture frame with copper wire trailed round it and jars of inert fluid bolted to its sides. The interior of the truck was large enough for even a man of Brady's height to stand unimpeded, and a fair sized clear space was large enough to accommodate Flavian and his bodyguards together.

"On my honour, this is no trap" assured Command, with a deferential tilt of her head. She motioned for Brady to enter the truck.

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"Now see h-here!" said Rick, starting to get peeved "I don't see why I should help you, with your gun a-wavin', spookin' the goats" perhaps recognising their status as goats, the animals lazily turned their heads to inspect the newcomer and returned to their grazing. Rick continued his spirited rant.
"Come a-talking with no manners. Why thats no way for civilised folk like us to behave. You just put the gun down and tell me your name and then we won't be strangers and I can maybe think about helpin' you with your trouble."
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Re: The NEW Superpower RP - Part III
« Reply #59 on: December 14, 2008, 06:50:46 pm »
Flavian nodded and walked toward the truck. He trusted and respected the commander of Raven Company, he always had. Of course he didn't really like her, she had an attitude problem. People like him tended to not get along with people like Sally Myrmer.

Delilah was released and she begrudgingly trudged away toward the helicopter that was hovering some distance away.



Geoffrey looked behind him and saw someone approaching.

"That's not good enough!" he yelled "Out of my way!"

He held his machine pistol out and fired. His hand was thrown awry by the recoil and most of his shots flew off into the field of goats