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<--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Hmm... interesting web design. Hotaru, is this how you would write if you were drunk?
<GERMATOID> It's how *I* write when I'm sober! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

welcome to #suburbansenshi3

[20:53] <Executioner> Yes, Halberd-class.
[20:54] <Executioner> One of the Alliances' next generation of starships that were supposed to push back against the Van Saar Fleet, but they weren't produced quickly enough to make any difference.
[20:55] *** You see in the distance the wrecked remains of a voidship that once would have looked like this.
[20:57] <Executioner> Our ship crashed here in the Zone over a year ago.
[20:57] <Donovan O`Cain> What was the name?
[21:01] <Beak> It was named the "Singularity"
[21:02] <Beak> And it was the last surviving ship that made up the small fleet created by Sangvis Ferri.
[21:05] <Donovan O`Cain> Hm.
[21:05] <Michelle O`Cain> Wait. A year ago?
[21:07] <M16A1> Well...
[21:07] <M16A1> We became active a year ago.
[21:10] <Michelle O`Cain> Oh.
[21:11] <M16A1> We were awakened when one of our automated scouts detected a high-priority contact here within the Zone.
[21:14] <Michelle O`Cain> Who or what was it?
[21:16] * Tundra Kits are watching:3 :3 :3
[21:16] <Beak> We were alerted to the detection of active Van Saar biometrics here in the Zone.
[21:17] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> Wait, when we entered the Zone by the air we came in over this area.
[21:18] <Michelle O`Cain> Wow.
[21:20] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> Are you saying that WE had something to do with awakening you all?
[21:21] <M16A1> ...
[21:21] <M16A1> It's possible.
[21:23] <Tundra Kits> :3
[21:24] <David O`Cain> I guess Megan and I weren't detected when we showed up.
[21:24] <M16A1> Now let's get inside. The clouds at the center of the Zone are becoming very thick, and there are some people inside the ship you all need to meet.
[21:25] <David O`Cain> Lead on.
[21:27] *** Suddenly, all of your communication receivers give out a slight screech of static as something overrides them.
[21:27] <Unknown voice> You are Federation?
[21:32] <David O`Cain> What the...?
[21:36] *** David O`Cain [] has left #suburbansenshi3 (Who is this?)
[21:37] <Unknown voice> I have been expecting you for a while. Enter. There is much we must discuss.
[21:37] <Unknown voice> I am the Mastermind. You might even say that I AM Sangvis Ferri itself.
[21:37] <Unknown voice> For now, you may call me Elisa.
[21:38] *** M16A1 has left #suburbansenshi3
[21:38] *** Beak has left #suburbansenshi3 ("Agent's superior awaits.")
[21:38] *** Executioner has left #suburbansenshi3 ("And we've finally completed our objective.")
[21:39] *** Officer Kagami Hiiragi has left #suburbansenshi3 ("The Mastermind itself?")
[21:39] *** Persica has left #suburbansenshi3
[21:48] *** Tundra Kits has left #suburbansenshi3 (:3)
[20:39] <?> test

[19:31] *** the theater is being prepped for the program tonight.....programs are being handed punchd
[19:53] *** chimes are going off and people start to head towards their seats
[19:55] * Sean Collins [Blue Dragon] is walking through all the prep work, helping to make sure everything is in order, and helping the dancers warm up.
[19:56] * Matsumi Kaze [Luna Moth] is behind the stage...trying to ge there mind in check...
[19:56] * Matsumi Kaze has moved to: [ ]
[19:57] * Hideki Kaze has moved to: [ ]
[19:57] * Hideki Kaze is having a quick talk with Millnia who is talking with the children
[19:58] * Sean Collins has moved to: [ ]
[20:00] *** Chibi-Alex [BoundlessExuberanceOfYouth@EnclaveFedCom.Net] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:00] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Chibi-Alex
[20:00] *** Chibi-Sylvester [LittleExplorer@EnclaveFedCom.Net] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:00] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Chibi-Sylvester
[20:02] *** lights are dimming on the stage...
[20:02] <Matsumi Kaze> gah! it's going to start!
[20:04] <Sean Collins> Places, everyone!
[20:04] * Matsumi Kaze quickly gets herself in position!
[20:05] * Sean Collins gets into his first costume....
[20:06] *** the orchestra cues up the Overture
[20:07] <@spiritflame> Current Location is: Grand Imperial Theater
[20:07] * Matsumi Kaze takes a deep breath..getting herself ready
[20:08] * Chibi-Sylvester and Chibi-Alex rush to their respective positions.
[20:10] *** The curtains arise as the first scene begins
[20:10] * Sean Collins has moved to: [ Fritz ]
[20:10] * Matsumi Kaze has moved to: [ Clara ]
[20:10] * Sean Collins [Fritz] enters the scene
[20:11] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] enters as well!
[20:11] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] looks around in awe and wonder at the wonderful sight
[20:12] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] runs over to her mother (as played by Diana Caprice) and hugs her then looks at the tree in wonderment
[20:12] * Sean Collins [Fritz] opens his toy soldiers gift!
[20:13] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] watches her brother open his gifts and looks if expecting someone
[20:16] *** The children's parents usher the children into doing a little dance
[20:16] * Chibi-Sylvester and Chibi-Alex are both performing cute dances with the others!
[20:18] * Sean Collins [Fritz] chases Clara with his soldiers!
[20:19] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] runs, annoyed by her brother teasing!!!!
[20:19] *** while fritz is chasing clara, the grandparents arrive
[20:20] *** Chibi-Nat [SilentSorceress@EnclaveFedCom.Net] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:20] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Chibi-Nat
[20:20] * Chibi-Nat (fox form) peeks out for a moment behind one of the curtains. :3
[20:22] *** As Clara darts away from her brother..she do the the black caped Drosslmeyer (Lobelia) arrives!
[20:23] * Sean Collins [Fritz] stops and greets Drosslmeyer with the others!
[20:23] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] is delighted...and curtsies to Drosslemeyer
[20:23] * Lobelia Carlini has moved to: [ Drosslemeyer ]
[20:24] * Lobelia Carlini [Drosslemeyer] smiles and bows..then gestures as several gifts are brought well as two very large boxes...
[20:25] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] looks curiously at the boxes are open...and two large dolls are revealed...
[20:26] * The two dolls jerky get up....and starts to do a little dance for the family........
[20:27] * Chibi-Nat (fox form) is one of the two dolls! In her fox form she's able to fit inside easily. Don't mind the tails though!
[20:28] * Lobelia Carlini [Drosslemeyer] claps her hand..stopping the dancing...Matsumi applauds!
[20:31] * Lobelia Carlini [Drosslemeyer] smiles to Matsumi and approaches her...
[20:32] *** Drosslmeyer produces from his cape....a nutcracker!
[20:32] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] looks astonished..then gently takes the nutcracker and hugs it!
[20:32] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] spins doing a little dance with the nutcracker
[20:34] * Sean Collins [Fritz] steps in and grabs onto the Nutcracker!
[20:34] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] tries to get the nutcracker back from her brother!!!!
[20:34] * Sean Collins [Fritz] breaks the arm on the Nutcracker and lets go...
[20:34] <Matsumi Kaze> [Clara] !!!
[20:35] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] sadly takes the nutcracker...and hugs it..weeping over it...
[20:35] * Sean Collins [Fritz] retreats from the scene..
[20:36] * Chibi-Nat (fox form) withdraws off the stage for the time being.
[20:36] * Lobelia Carlini [Drosslemeyer] approches...and gently takes the nutcracker from her....then taking a kerchief from her jacket..wraps it around the nutcracker..fixing it and hands it over to Clara once more...who hugs it...before her mother takes the nutcracker from her and puts it carefully under the tree
[20:37] *** there is a short dance from the grandfathers
[20:40] * Chibi-Alex is one of the dancers. :D
[20:40] * Chibi-Sylvester is dancing too!
[20:41] *** the clock goes off..and as it does....the guests depart....
[20:42] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] glances over as Drosslemeyer bows and leaves........
[20:42] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] looks over as her mother starts to usher her and fritz off to bed....
[20:43] * Diana Caprice has moved to: [ Mother ]
[20:44] * Diana Caprice [Mother] and father blow out the candles as the last few people leave.......
[20:44] * Chibi-Nat (fox form) checks to see if there are plenty of Friends in the audience. :3
[20:46] * Forest Kits are in the audience :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[20:46] * The Audience is filled with friends and family!
[20:46] *** During the night, Clara awakes..and troubled....heads downstairs ..
[20:47] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] enters the room where the christmas tree is........
[20:47] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] looks around for the nutcracker..then stops as she thinks she hears something scurrying.......
[20:48] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] backs away a little then turns around as the clock rings out...
[20:48] *** Drosslemeyer appears over the clock and then gestures towards the tree....
[20:48] * Chibi-Nat (fox form) scurries nearby! >:3
[20:48] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] backs away..and watches as the tree starts to grow in size!!!!!!!!
[20:50] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] is shocked by it...then pauses....
[20:51] * Sean Collins has moved to: [ Mouse King ]
[20:51] * Sean Collins [Mouse King] appears with his army of mice!
[20:51] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] turns!
[20:52] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] backs away from the Mouse King...
[20:52] * Chibi-Nat (fox form) looks cute in her mouse outfit! >:3
[20:53] *** from under the tree...The Nutcracker arrives with the toy soldiers..the battle begins!
[20:54] * Hideki Kaze has moved to: [ Nutcracker ]
[20:54] * Hideki Kaze [Nutcracker] orders the toy soldiers to attack the mouse army..while he tries to fight the mouse king!
[20:55] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] watches..worried
[20:57] * Hideki Kaze [Nutcracker] tries taking the mouse king one on one!
[20:57] * Sean Collins [Mouse King] engages in battle against the Nutcracker! He is gaining the upper hand!
[20:58] * Chibi-Alex is one of the toy soldiers! >:D
[20:58] * Chibi-Sylvester battles as a toy soldier too! >:3
[20:58] * Chibi-Nat (fox form) is pouncing on toy soldiers left and right! FEAR THE FOX-MOUSE! >:D
[20:59] * Hideki Kaze [Nutcracker] loses his footing...he is at the mouse king's mercy!
[21:00] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] sees this..and taking off her slipper..THROWS it at the mouse king!
[21:00] * Sean Collins [Mouse King] gets hit in the head, and turns to Clara!
[21:01] <Matsumi Kaze> [Clara] !!!!
[21:02] * Hideki Kaze [Nutcracker] stands and taking out his sword with the last of his strength, STRIKES the mouse king!
[21:02] <Chibi-Nat (fox form)> :O
[21:02] <Chibi-Alex> :D
[21:02] <Chibi-Sylvester> :D
[21:02] * Sean Collins [Mouse King] is stabbed, and goes down!
[21:02] <Chibi-Nat (fox form)> D:
[21:03] * Chibi-Nat (fox form) prances over to try and help the Mouse King, but to no avail!
[21:03] * Hideki Kaze [Nutcracker] collapses back...Clara runs forward!!!
[21:04] * Sean Collins [Mouse King] is removed from the scene as the mice army withdraws!
[21:05] *** Clara weeps over the nutcracker..and to her astonishment......the nutcracker becomes a prince!
[21:06] * Hideki Kaze has moved to: [ Prince ]
[21:07] * Hideki Kaze [Prince] stands, taking Clara's hand.....
[21:07] * Hideki Kaze [Prince] and Matsumi begin their solo dance..............
[21:08] *** as they dance.....the house opens up...revealing a pine forest........
[21:09] * Sean Collins has moved to: [ Back Stage ]
[21:10] * Mai Naomi has moved to: [ Lead Snowflake ]
[21:10] * Mai Naomi [Lead Snowflake] appears on stage..leading the other snowflakes in a dance
[21:13] *** a sleigh appears on stage...the prince and Clara enter the snowflakes dance
[21:16] * Mai Naomi [Lead Snowflake] leads the snowflakes off the the sleigh leaves the stage as well..snowflakes falling....
[21:16] *** the curtain intermission begins
[21:17] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] is backstage, getting a drink of water
[21:18] * Mai Naomi [Lead Snowflake] is trying to reassure Giselle not to be nervous
[21:18] <Sean Collins> [Back Stage] Awesome work you guys! Hideki, you're doing great out there!
[21:19] <Hideki Kaze> [Prince] you did an amazing job as well
[21:20] <Sean Collins> [Back Stage] How does it feel to be center stage?
[21:23] <Hideki Kaze> [Prince] ..a bit nerve wracking
[21:24] <Sean Collins> [Back Stage] Just focus on Mats. She's your rock, man.
[21:24] * Hideki Kaze [Prince] nods
[21:25] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] walks over and also reassures Giselle that she'll be fine
[21:27] *** the chime begins for the show to start again!
[21:28] <Matsumi Kaze> [Clara] oh places!
[21:30] *** the lights once more lower as the curtain arises....
[21:31] *** the sleigh arrives in the kingdom of the Prince and Clara are greeted....The prince leads Clara to a chair where he sits next to her...
[21:31] * Orion Felinus has moved to: [ The Cavalier ]
[21:31] * Giselle Bellerose has moved to: [ Sugarplum Fairy ]
[21:32] * Orion Felinus [The Cavalier] stands by the fairy and the throne.
[21:33] *** the sugarplum fairy (giselle) begins to do a dance for the prince and clara
[21:35] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] is amazed by this dance and smiles to the prince, who smiles back to her
[21:36] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] applauds as the sugarplum fairy cutises and exits!
[21:38] *** representatives from different areas of the kingdom of the sweets arrive and begin to dance for Clara and The Prince
[21:39] *** the representative of Hot Chocolate (Eilean) begins her dance
[21:42] *** Coffee's reprsentive (Lobelia) begins her sultry dance
[21:44] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] watches this...looking amazed...
[21:46] *** a group from the land of tea (Students of Shin Academy) do a rather elaborate dance
[21:48] * Freya Felinus [Cat] in the audience is just..glad that they managed to get the dance right
[21:49] * Freya Felinus has moved to: [ ]
[21:51] * Matsuo Shin has moved to: [ Candy Cane ]
[21:51] * Matsuo Shin [Candy Cane] LEAPS onto the stage and begins a very energetic dance
[21:52] * Sean Collins [Back Stage] starts recording....
[21:52] * Matsuo Shin [Candy Cane] is leaping and bounding on the stage......trying to make his wife and child proud
[21:53] * Matsuo Shin [Candy Cane] leaps off the stage once again
[21:53] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] is authentically impressed!
[21:54] * Violet has moved to: [ Marzipan ]
[21:55] <Sean Collins> [Back Stage] (Sally is gonna love this...)
[21:55] * Violet [Marzipan] and Brianna (marzipan) dance along the stage....doing their best job
[21:57] * Violet [Marzipan] smiles brightly as she dances!
[21:58] * Rhea [Purple Emperor Butterfly] happily claps from the audience!
[21:58] * Rhea has moved to: [ ]
[21:59] * Violet [Marzipan] giggles and bows along with takes a signal from one of the others to get her off the stage...
[22:00] *** a lively tune Mother Ginger (Millnia) glides on stage
[22:00] * Millina has moved to: [ Mother Ginger ]
[22:01] * Millina [Mother Ginger] fans herself...then snaps her fan and stops...her skirts opening as her "children" (felinus twins, felinus grandchildren) dance out along the stage
[22:01] * Millina [Mother Ginger] is throwing ALL her character work into this
[22:02] * Millina [Mother Ginger] twirls as the children dance around her
[22:03] * Millina [Mother Ginger] stops and opens the skirts up again..the children darting she bows and exits the stage
[22:06] * Saki and Masaki has moved to: [ Flowers ]
[22:06] * Saki and Masaki [Flowers] appear from either side of the stage.......
[22:07] *** the flowers begin their waltz
[22:08] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] watches the dance...
[22:13] *** the flowers separate to either side once more.....
[22:14] * Giselle Bellerose [Sugarplum Fairy] steps down once more...taking a bow to the Prince and Clara before standing on the stage
[22:15] * Orion Felinus [The Cavalier] walks along with the fairy to Clara and the Prince
[22:15] * Giselle Bellerose [Sugarplum Fairy] bows before the cavalier....
[22:16] *** the Cavalier and Sugarplum Fairy begin their dance together
[22:18] * Giselle Bellerose [Sugarplum Fairy] dances with all her ability with the cavalier
[22:22] * Giselle Bellerose [Sugarplum Fairy] finishes her the sweets celebrate before the Prince and Clara
[22:23] * Orion Felinus [The Cavalier] does his best to keep pace with Giselle...
[22:26] * Hideki Kaze [Prince] leads Clara down amoung the sweets..who begin a waltz
[22:28] * Giselle Bellerose [Sugarplum Fairy] approaches Clara and kisses her forehead...The Prince bowing before the sugarplum fairy...
[22:30] * Giselle Bellerose [Sugarplum Fairy] leads the two to a reindeer drawn sleigh...helping them both in.....the sweets following after them
[22:30] *** the sleigh leaves the the sweets wave them farewell............
[22:30] *** the curtains close...
[22:32] * The Audience applauses!
[22:32] *** the curtain rises once more for the curtain call!
[22:33] *** the parents walk onto stage..Diana and some of the other extras bowing..tehn stepping back...
[22:35] *** Lobelia and Matsuo walk onto the stage....and bow before the audience...Matsuo gives a little wave to his daughter ^^
[22:37] * Shin Academy Students walk on the stage....some of them more nervous then others..and give a bow...
[22:38] *** Masaki and Saki walk from either side of the stage...Saki nearly tripping..both bow and join the others...
[22:38] *** Violet runs on stage, holding onto Brianna's hand...they both wave and curtsy and then bow and Violet waves to rhea!
[22:39] *** Mai Naomi walks not stage..and bows to the audience...before baking up
[22:40] * Rhea waves back excitedly!
[22:41] * Millina [Mother Ginger] walks on the stage, holding the hands of the children and shows them how to bow properly before the audience....Eilean also arrives and bows as well before backing up
[22:42] * Giselle Bellerose [Sugarplum Fairy] walks out from one side of the stage
[22:43] * Orion Felinus [The Cavalier] steps out on stage from the other side...with a bouquet of roses, and hands them to Giselle!
[22:43] * Giselle Bellerose [Sugarplum Fairy] takes them with thanks and bows to the audience!
[22:44] * Orion Felinus [The Cavalier] bows as well!
[22:45] * Hideki Kaze [Prince] comes from one side of the stage...
[22:45] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] comes from the other side...
[22:45] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] and Hideki meet..take hands..and then bow to the audience
[22:46] * Sean Collins has moved to: [ Ballet Director ]
[22:47] * Sean Collins [Ballet Director] then walks out on stage. He stands with Matsumi and Hideki, placing flower crowns on both their heads, then joining hands with them and the rest of the cast as they come back out on stage to all take a final bow together!
[22:48] *** the audience applauds..and them a standing ovation
[22:50] <Sean Collins> [Ballet Director] Thank you, everyone, for coming to the show!
[22:51] * Matsumi Kaze [Clara] smiles, waving to a few audience members
[22:53] *** the curtains once more go the audience lights go back up

[19:22] *** Meanwhile, back inside the Zone.
[19:28] * M16A1 , Beak, and Executioner lead everyone forward, still escorted by a few of the SF-model T-Dolls. The sniper types have since left and been replaced by several girls who all look like well-crafted mannequins with bobbed purple hair, thick opaque visors across their eyes, and clutching short-ranged heavy laser pistols in each of their hands.
[19:30] * David O`Cain and his kin all follow M16A1 to wherever they're going
[19:34] <Tundra Kits> :3
[19:34] * Tundra Kits are watching in the background :3 :3 :3
[19:35] <David O`Cain> Hey. How much further do we need to go?
[19:43] <M16A1> :D
[19:44] * Executioner grins as she points ahead. The great bulk of the crashed destroy lies directly.
[19:44] <Executioner> ^Directly ahead.
[19:44] <David O`Cain> Okay then.
[19:45] *** The outer hull of the ship is an absolute mess. It looks like it must have touched off more than a few Anomalies on its way down, and parts of the ship's hull is warped and twisted as if exposed to either massive hear or extreme sheer forces.
[19:46] <Michelle O`Cain> This place needs a LOT of repair.
[19:49] <Beak> No.
[19:50] <Beak> It was utterly destroyed during the landing. It'll never fly again. We mostly salvage what we can for parts.
[19:51] *** Leading you inside, the Striker-model T-Dolls silently guide everyone through the twisting passages of the ship. There aren't many functioning lights, and the ones that are working are dimmed and flickering.
[19:53] <Michelle O`Cain> Oh.
[19:54] <Michelle O`Cain> At the very least, the lighting could use new bulbs or tubes. It's a matter of finding compatible ones.
[19:54] <Megan O`Cain> No offense, Michelle, but I don't think we have the time right now to work on repairing.
[19:55] <Michelle O`Cain> Sorry. Engineering got to me.
[19:55] <Donovan O`Cain> It's okay. It happens. We can hopefully worry about that after this s[BLEEP]t is over.
[19:55] *** Leading you all further inwards, you're escorted through several vault-like doors that slowly open. You're quickly ushered through the last set by yourselves, with only Kagami, Persica, Beak, Executioner, and M16A1 still with you.
[19:56] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> I'd heard about the Halberd-class, but I've never actually been inside one.
[19:56] * Persica takes off her helmet and GASPS.
[19:56] <Persica> O___o
[19:56] <Persica> So uncomfortable!!!
[19:57] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> ...that's because you didn't have the ion-wind purification system on, dummy!
[19:58] *** Ahead of you is a large room which is lit by a deep red glow and a great many flat-screen computer monitors, all displaying massively-intricate lines of code.
[19:59] *** Power cables are strewn and dangle everywhere. And standing in the glow, bathed in its radiance is...CRAP, IS THAT SAKUYA??!
[19:59] * David O`Cain and his family walk into the large room with the massive bank of monitors
[20:01] *** No...wait, her maid outfit is slightly different and her hair isn't silver. Her hair is black, and her expression lacks the elegant softness of Sakuya's.
[20:02] <~> We meet in person at last.
[20:02] *** ~Agent has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:02] <@spiritflame> konbanwa ~Agent
[20:03] * ~Agent bows and curtseys to you all, politely welcoming you, but her eyes remain very cold.
[20:04] <~Agent> You have arrived. This meeting has been in the making for a long time now. I trust your journey here wasn't too arduous?
[20:06] <David O`Cain> Had slight run-in with mutant hounds while rescueing 45 and a few Forest Kits, but hardly any trouble.
[20:07] <Megan O`Cain> Indeed. All the while, we managed to keep our package safe in the process.
[20:10] <~Agent> Very good. You have Persica with you as well.
[20:11] <Persica> Yes. And I'm looking forward to starting my analysis of the situation as soon as possible. I'll need unrestricted access to all of your systems to begin with.
[20:11] <Persica> Then I'll probably narrow it down once I start getting a full idea of what exactly is going on here.
[20:12] * Megan O`Cain and her family take off their rucksacks, and begin to rummage through their respective packs
[20:12] * Tundra Kits are still watching with their BEADY EYES
[20:17] <~Agent> I detect the presence of Van Saar biometrics.
[20:17] <~Agent> As well as biometrics identified as Federation-affiliates.
[20:18] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> I'm officially a part of the VS-Fed. I originally served with the Alliance Navy, but defected during the War.
[20:18] * Megan O`Cain takes out what appears to be a rifle stock, Michelle pulls out a slide assembly, Donovan has out a receiver, and David gets out a gun barrel
[20:19] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> Or more accurately AFTER the War was already over and done with.
[20:20] <~Agent> Really. What vessel did you last serve on?
[20:21] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> The Hecate, the last personal warship of the Morimoto Conglomerate, under the command of Leona Morimoto herself.
[20:21] <Megan O`Cain> We had to separate the package into smaller pieces to make the weapon easier to carry and smuggle in, so to speak
[20:22] <Voice in the Dark> What weapon did you bring, may I ask?
[20:23] <Megan O`Cain> Hm?
[20:23] <David O`Cain> Did anyone else hear that?
[20:24] <Voice in the Dark> I have long awaited this moment to converse with representatives of the Van Saar.
[20:25] <Voice in the Dark> Tell me. How does the Federation fare in this new reality we barely escaped into? Did it rebuild? Did it grow larger?
[20:26] <Voice in the Dark> Were you able to escape the Final Battle without additional injury?
[20:29] * David O`Cain looks around to see where the voice is coming from
[20:29] <Voice in the Dark> What stories do you have of that great and terrible day? Long have I wished to compare knowledge.
[20:29] <David O`Cain> Who's talking?
[20:29] *** The voice seems to be coming from all around you, and sounds very much like a young girl.
[20:30] <M16A1> The one who runs Sangvis Ferri itself.
[20:30] <Beak> The source of us all.
[20:30] <Executioner> The one who's shadow we all walk in.
[20:31] <~Agent> My mistress, whose primary objectives are my sole priorities.
[20:32] <David O`Cain> Oh. I thought we were hearing things.
[20:32] * Megan O`Cain and her cousin all nod
[20:33] *** A small, very youthful girl walks into the room, moving with a steadiness that's inhuman and looking utterly human-like in appearance. However, given the current company, she CAN'T be organic.
[20:33] *** Elisa has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:33] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Elisa
[20:34] <Megan O`Cain> Anyway, we're allied with the Van Saar as part of a coalition with other groups. And we'll gladly show you the weapon once it's fully assembled.
[20:34] * Elisa walks in closer and looks up at you all. Meanwhile, dark shapes move in the shadows, and you hear the clicks of weapons being charged.
[20:35] <Elisa> I am the one frequently referred to as Mastermind. I am the cause and result of the AI uprising the Alliance referred to as the Butterfly Incident.
[20:36] <Elisa> And you did not answer all of my questions, Selenite. Please do.
[20:36] <Tundra Kits> :D :3 :D :3
[20:37] <Megan O`Cain> We will answer as soon as we can, young lady. Don't worry.
[20:38] * Megan O`Cain hands off the stock to Donovan, who attaches it to the receiver
[20:38] * Donovan O`Cain makes sure the stock is fully installed, and passes it to Michelle
[20:39] * Michelle O`Cain adds the slide assembly to the puzzle, and gives the items to David
[20:40] * David O`Cain takes the unfinished weapon from Michelle, attaches the barrel, ensures all the parts are in place, and reveals the M372A3 Heavy Storm Bolter
[20:41] <Megan O`Cain> We have brought with us the latest iteration of the M372 Heavy Storm. This variant has two fire modes: shoulder fire, and hip fire with a laser sight.
[20:43] * David O`Cain turns the stock and grip almost 180 degress (roughly 160), and takes hold of the bar with his free hand as the laser sight becomes active
[20:48] <Megan O`Cain> From what has been told, the original Heavy Storm was very effective during the war against the Alliance. From all accounts, it was certainly a weapon to fear.
[20:50] <David O`Cain> As for the Van Saar itself, it is fairing very well these days. They are slowly exploring their neck of the universe, and finding new allies in the process.
[20:51] * David O`Cain and his family present provide Elisa what all they know of the Van Saar and what has happened since the Final Battle
[20:52] <Elisa> They grow then? That is good.
[20:52] <Elisa> don't remember the Final Battle?
[20:55] <David O`Cain> Not entirely, I'm afraid.
[21:01] <Elisa> How is that you cannot remember a conflict you participated in? And how it concluded?
[21:01] * Elisa looks rather confused.
[21:02] <David O`Cain> Honestly, that's a really good question.
[21:02] <Megan O`Cain> Even I'm dumbfounded by this.
[21:03] <Elisa> Perhaps, I can show you. If you desire.
[21:04] <Megan O`Cain> Please do.
[21:09] <Elisa> Then sit, and I will tell.
[21:10] * Megan O`Cain and her family find themselves someplace to sit down
[21:15] * Tundra Kits sre still watching with their BEADY EYES! :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[21:21] *** Elisa brings up a large holographic display, showing the Ravager anchored high above a white dwarf star, drawing up the residual energy up towards it like a long, slender needle, where it disappears into a strange dimensional anomaly that's formed directly aft of the ship: it's the Breach that's slowly being created, with the energy being poured in to "tunnel" through the dimensional barriers.
[21:23] *** Around the Ravager are the other ships of the Alliance Navy, but all of them now look exceptionally strange. Their hulls are twisted and distorted, as if battle-damaged, and a lurid red light seeps out of yawning hull breaches.
[21:24] *** Even worse, there are OTHER ships among them now - massive and dark and of a design that's obviously NOT of Alliance construction.
[21:26] <Megan O`Cain> Awww, s[BLEEP]t.
[21:26] <David O`Cain> That does NOT look good at all.
[21:26] *** Other images appear, showing the Federation Fleet assembling. A vast mustering was underway, and many MANY other starships were maneuvering into formation alongside them.
[21:29] *** And...and so many of them are FAMILIAR - Quinoxian, Mycidian, MKA, Tanar'ri, Eldar, Tau, Ghost Fox, Moon-Rabbit, Abh, the Infernus, Alliance-Separatists...EVERYONE was joining forces together.
[21:34] <Elisa> A nightmare born in the darkness between dimensions...the Primordial Annihilator itself...sought to escape from its eternal prison once again.
[21:35] * David O`Cain watches the images and videos intently
[21:36] * Megan O`Cain and her cousins all watch what's taking place
[21:36] <Elisa> And two sides that had been duped into drowning in each other's blood united completely and seamlessly to face the True Threat that had finally revealed itself.
[21:42] * Megan O`Cain and her kin all say in unison, "Chaos."
[21:45] *** More images are displayed, showing all THOUSANDS of vessels beginning to arrive in the star system, all speeding directly towards the Ravager. And then the recorded radio transmissions start..."Federation Fleet reporting." "Tau reporting" "Tanar'ri reporting" "Ulthwe is present" "Alaitoc is present" "Ava-Nile is present" "Biel-Tan is here." "Iyanden present" "Humankind Empire Abh present" "Mycidians present" "Moon-Rabbit Fleet present"
[21:48] *** "Separatists present." "Ghost Foxes present." "Moon Kingdom Navy present." And other names, some distantly familiar, some not.
[21:48] <Megan O`Cain> A fleet this massive HAS to be a force to reckon with.
[21:49] *** "Sangvis Ferri is present and ready." "Griffin and Kryuger online."
[21:49] <Michelle O`Cain> Yeah. There's a whole LOT OF SHIPS!
[21:50] <David O`Cain> Hmm. Sixteen was right. Sangvis and G&K were on the same side against Chaos.
[21:50] <Elisa> Righteous souls returned from their self-imposed exiles, realizing that the moment they'd been waiting for for so very long had finally come.
[21:51] <Elisa> A chance to redeem and correct a terrible error that had been done.
[21:54] <Elisa> And all united in their belief that together they could defeat the darkness that had gathered under the gore-drenched standard of Chaos.
[21:58] *** The displays show the enemy fleet mobilizing, closing around the Ravager, launching fighters, and preparing to attack. At the same time, the United Fleet began to split up, turn into optimal firing arcs...and FIRED, turning the darkness of deep space into the brightness of a new dawn.
[22:00] *** Clustering around the Aika Sumeragi and the battle-barge Kirshwasser were a small armada of ships, all accelerating directly towards the Ravager and ignoring any target that wasn't directly in their path.
[22:00] *** And among that fleet were several ships identical to the Singularity and a single Halcyon-class cruiser bearing G&K heraldry.
[22:01] * M16A1 smiles as she watches all of this.
[22:07] * David O`Cain and his family all continue to watch
[22:08] *** Images appear of the various command centers of the SF and Griffin ships. On the ships of Sangvis Ferri...fierce young women dressed in aristocratic outfits that convey their importance command their ships with gestures and harsh looks. Wait, could those be Sangvis Ferri versions of SHIP-GIRLS?!
[22:09] *** And on the Griffin ship...HEY, THAT'S UMP-45 and HK416 ON THE BRIDGE, ALONG WITH M4A1 AND NEGEV!!!
[22:12] <David O`Cain> Huh.

[23:47] *** Kae Peinforte has joined #suburbansenshi3
[23:47] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Kae Peinforte
[23:47] * Kae Peinforte sits in the main room of Peinforte Manor..hiding behind a sofa...with a trap prepared....
[23:47] <Kae Peinforte> he must be comingth...
[23:48] * Kae Peinforte yawns and waits...prepared
[23:51] * Kae Peinforte keeps her hand on the string but is nodding badly
[23:58] * Kae Peinforte falls asleep on the floor, waiting for Father Christmas to appear
[00:02] * Woman walks out of the shadows..smiling and gently picks up the child from the floor....walking up to the stairs and carefully opening the door to her bedroom
[00:04] * Woman carefully tucks the child in, making sure she has her bear with her
[00:05] * Woman walks back downstairs and into the shadows once more
[00:05] *** Woman has left #suburbansenshi3

[19:41] *** Meanwhile, back inside the Zone.
[19:42] * Elisa continues to show the footage of the Final Battle as the starships of both fleets tear into each other.
[19:43] * David O`Cain and his kin continue to watch said footage
[19:50] *** The displays show so many ships blasting at each other, fighters and Nightgaunts swarming at each other, and a great many ships taking hits and sustaining damage.
[19:52] * Michelle O`Cain munches on popcorn as she watches, "It's like watching a space battle in a sci-fi movie."
[19:52] *** In one display, you see an Eldar cruiser taking a hit amidships and watch as it shatters, splitting apart like broken glass. In another, you watch as an Abh Caubh-class light cruiser is literally split in half by several beam-lances focusing on it.
[19:52] <Megan O`Cain> Except this event took place years ago.
[19:55] *** All the while, the Aika, Kirshwasser and other ships continue to accelerate towards the Ravager
[20:00] *** At the same time, several full-fledged Chaos cruisers and dozens of daemon-possessed Alliance ships, cluster around the Ravager as she brings her own broadsides to bear.
[20:03] <~Agent> It was imperative that the Unity Fleet directly board the Ravager
[20:05] <Megan O`Cain> To destroy it from the inside?
[20:06] <~Agent> Destruction at a distance was not an option. The red color that adorned the ship was actually the blood of hundreds of millions of sacrifices. Every millimeter of the interior had been anointed in the same way.
[20:07] <Megan O`Cain> Geez.
[20:07] <Donovan O`Cain> Almost sounds like something Khorne followers would do.
[20:08] <~Agent> N-7 had determined that both the Warp Engines and the Gellar Field had been altered in such a way that both were functioning as if severely damaged.
[20:10] <Donovan O`Cain> Wait, really?
[20:10] <~Agent> This was what was both damaging the fabric of space-time to create an environment emulating a proto-universe, and acting as a beacon for the Gods of Chaos.
[20:12] <David O`Cain> Before you continue, how did the Alliance get a hold of something Chaos in origin?
[20:12] <~Agent> Destroying the ship carried the risk of causing a runaway Warp implosion or worse...a cascade reaction that would have ripped the Breach open. The systems needed to be repaired, then emergency shutdown protocols initiated.
[20:12] <~Agent> The Ravager was a survivor of an earlier conflict you might remember.
[20:13] <~Agent> The Egae Crusade.
[20:13] <David O`Cain> I thought it was destroyed.
[20:13] <~Agent> It was the personal flagship of one Nathaniel Langister.
[20:14] <~Agent> Unfortunately, it was NOT destroyed. It managed to escape, but was lost in deep space, appearing intermittently due to its misfiring Warp engines.
[20:14] <David O`Cain> I see...
[20:15] <~Agent> However, the Alliance managed to recover it, repair it, and upgrade all of its systems to their own standards. But in doing so they awakened something else that resided deep within it.
[20:22] *** In the meantime, the battle continues around you. More and more ships of the Unity Fleet are taking damage or worse, being destroyed. Even though they outnumber the Chaos Forces by a huge number, the Daemon-possessed Alliance ships are able to absorb enormous amounts of damage before succumbing.
[20:24] *** You watch as the Aika takes a hit that seems to make the whole ship shudder. Then another. Then another, and you see flames start to billow out into space, carrying with it great clouds of rapidly-freezing atmosphere and the flailing bodies of so many of the crew and passengers. The ship is PACKED with over a MILLION people!
[20:26] <David O`Cain> Christ...
[20:27] *** The other ships, including the Griffin and the Singularity close around the Aika forming a shield-wall around her as the Chaos Fleet closes in to try and stop them. At the same time...the Ravager opens fire with the infamously nasty broadsides that characterize the Retaliator class of grand cruisers.
[20:30] *** The opening barrage cuts a swath through the approaching force. The Griffin takes a hit that blows apart most of its forward section, and one of the Sangvis ships is utterly destroyed.
[20:31] *** Other ships keep maneuvering themselves into the line of fire to protect the Aika and the Kirshwasser, sacrificing themselves to protect the cargo they both carry onboard.
[20:32] <Michelle O`Cain> What did it take to get on board?
[20:34] <Elisa> Everything.
[20:34] <M16A1> All gave some.
[20:34] <Executioner> Some gave all.
[20:35] * Michelle O`Cain nods
[20:38] *** As they say this, you watch two more of the Sangvis destroyers are eliminated. One takes a hit to her rear that clearly damaged her engines, causing her to fall behind. The other destroyer set a collision course on a Chaos cruiser and SKEWERS the massive ship, her fusion reactors detonating a minute later, nearly blowing the gigantic Chaos vessel in half.
[20:42] *** Then...the Kirshwasser's extended launch bays FINALLY open wide, but instead of launching hundreds of Xiphon-pattern space-superiority fighters, she launches hundreds of Astartes-model landing craft, as well as firing a barrage of boarding torpedoes.
[20:44] *** The Aika starts to turn, bringing her broadside to bear on the Ravager, but all of the weapon bays on her starboard side were removed and replaced with extensive arrays of grapple cannons, melta-cutters, and extending boarding platforms. They modified the ship to act as a Capture-vessel!
[20:46] <Michelle O`Cain> Ohhhh. They wanna make sure it doesn't run away.
[20:48] *** Some of the other remaining ships project tractor beams on the Aika as she vectors alongside the Ravager as the other ship keeps firing, but the boarding torpedoes have already pierced deep into the hull and delivered their cargos of Ghost Foxes. Other weapon batteries are falling silent as the fighters and Nightgaunts ravage the Ravager from point-blank range.
[20:52] *** And all the while the Aika is STILL taking hits from weaponry that incinerate and scour sections of her hull armor the size of entire city-blocks.
[20:53] <Archived vox footage> All ships. Protect the Aika
[20:54] <Archived vox footage> Distance 500 meters. Engaging grappling claws.
[20:55] <Archived vox footage> Hold on just a few more seconds!
[20:58] *** At the same time the Aika is docking alongside the Ravager the Kirshwasser moves into position and docks with the Aika as well, extending vast personnel ramps and launching her mass-conveyor shuttles. Other ships move into position as well, such as the Rebellious Command, the [i[Griffin[/i], and the Singularity
[21:00] *** Then...
[21:02] *** You see the massive grapple claws extend out, clamp onto the Ravager and start pulling the two ships in. The boarding hangars start extending out, their outer edges already glowing white-hot as the melta-cutters heat to maximum.
[21:04] <Archived vox footage> That's it! Hard dock achieved! Boarding operations underway! All invasion forces prepare for imminent combat! No retreat! Not one step backwards!
[21:04] * Michelle O`Cain and her kin keep on watching
[21:05] <~Agent> Total number of personnel dedicated to boarding the Ravager...2.5 million combatants.
[21:06] <~Agent> Even the crews of both the Aika and the Kirshwasser joined in the attack despite not having combat training for such an endeavor.
[21:07] <~Agent> It was absolutely vital to regain control of the Ravagers internal systems. Thus, even naval crew were drafted into the fight.
[21:08] <~Agent> Estimated casualty rate suffered among the boarders as they fought their way through the ship to her core systems...
[21:08] <~Agent> Approximately seventy percent.
[21:09] <Megan O`Cain> S[BLEEP]t...
[21:16] *** Some of the displays changed to show massive vault-like doors, yellow lights blinking alongside them. The views pan, showing VAST numbers of Imperial Guardsmen, Alliance Marines, Ghost Foxes, Tanar'ri drones, Eldar Aspect Warriors, Tau Fire Warriors, Abh Bondev Sashu, T-Dolls, Moon-Rabbits, even the White Wolf Clan of Gensokyo and so many Draugr...and so many others very familiar to you all...braced and preparing for what's coming.
[21:17] *** The lights turn red. The doors BURST outwards and massive explosions detonate beyond as anti-personnel charges go off to cause as much damage as possible beyond...
[21:20] *** ...Then you watch as so many of these fearless boarders just...die. They're ripped apart, shredded, and collapse to the floor like rag dolls as the defenders of the Ravager prepared to make they PAY for every inch of space...and add THEIR BLOOD to the vast amounts already used to anoint and baptize the ship.
[21:21] <Elisa> And the chant that filled the interior of that ship like a din...blood for the Blood God.
[21:23] <Megan O`Cain> Figures. Khorne.
[21:26] <M16A1> But even then, as hundreds died for every inch they pushed forward, the people that had hated and despised each other for so long fought as the closest of allies in that desperate final battle.
[21:28] * Megan O`Cain and her kin all nod
[21:30] <~Agent> Because as the battle raged, THESE beings began to materialize in the interstellar medium, drawing closer and closer as if drawn by the conflict.
[21:32] <Megan O`Cain> What are those?
[21:34] <~Agent> We do not know, other than they were estimated to be many billions of miles in size. Each.
[21:34] <Megan O`Cain> Geez...
[21:40] <~Agent> But they were halted for a while. We detected why only by pure accident.
[21:43] <Megan O`Cain> Oh?
[21:44] *** The displays focus on a single patch of space around which the Entities are focusing on and seemingly "leaning" towards. that REI.BOT hovering there facing them?!
[21:44] <Megan O`Cain> The hell?!
[21:45] <David O`Cain> How'd she get there?! O_o
[21:45] <Elisa> You know of that being?
[21:47] <David O`Cain> Yeah. That's She is a VERY powerful android.
[21:48] <Megan O`Cain> She is someone you don't want to triffle with. At all.
[21:50] <Michelle O`Cain> Mmhmm. She is quite the combatant.
[21:51] <Donovan O`Cain> Yet has been a teacher to many in her travels. I think.
[21:54] <Elisa> For the remainder of the battle these Entities merely stayed where they were near her.
[21:55] <Elisa> But when the monstrous one at the heart of the Ravager was finally struck down and the Warp engines and Gellar Field's emergency shutdown protocols initiated, they began to move in.
[21:56] <Elisa> And surround the entire star system.
[21:58] *** We shall continue again soon.
[21:58] *** But with one last "meanwhile".
[21:59] * Chibi-AnTil is, at the same time, alone in a darkened, very quiet, and very spartan cell inside Griffin headquarters.
[21:59] <Chibi-AnTil> ...
[22:01] * Chibi-AnTil looks around the room he's in. It's a five-foot cube, with little more than a bench on one side with a toilet built into one end and a small recessed sink in the wall.
[22:01] * Chibi-AnTil knows that Catriona is probably in an identical cell somewhere, but he hasn't seen or heard anything from her in over a day. He hasn't even been questioned or interrogated at all.
[22:05] * Chibi-AnTil perks his ears as he hears something nearby!
[22:06] * Chibi-AnTil also hears some kind of explosion in the distance, followed by the wailing of distraught T-Dolls as something goes catastrophically wrong with the "Secret Santa" party they'd been having.
[22:07] *** A little card is pushed through the grill of the air vent over his head and bounces off his hair.
[22:07] <Chibi-AnTil> ?!
[22:08] * Chibi-AnTil picks up the card. It's just a piece of paper with rough green pine trees and candy canes drawn on it with markers.
[22:09] *** But in the bottom corner there's the symbol of Sangvis Ferri, and a message. "When the time comes, go to this location on the ship. Find her and tell her that Gager protects you."
[22:10] <Chibi-AnTil> Who?
[22:11] * Chibi-AnTil looks into the air vent, but sees only a security camera lens looking back at him.
[22:13] <Chibi-AnTil> Weird.
[22:13] * Chibi-AnTil sits back down and just looks at the card.
[22:13] <Chibi-AnTil> At least someone wanted to make us a little happy for Christmas. =^ ^=
[22:15] *** Chibi-AnTil [WellManneredFoxBoy@EnclaveFedCom.Net] has left #suburbansenshi3 (Now...what did they mean by "when the time comes"?)

[12:53] *** Back in Peinforte Manor, Kae Peinforte has gotten into some Boxing Day candy...and is now bouncing against the walls

[16:08] * Kae Peinforte is home at Peinforte Manor with a bad cold...she isn't enjoying this part...

[19:36] *** Meanwhile, back inside the Zone, onboard the crashed remains of the Singularity
[19:37] * Elisa , Agent, and all of the other Ringleaders who make up the core of Sangvis Ferri gather around, watching as the final chapter of the hidden history of the Zealot War is shown.
[19:38] *** The holodisplays show dozens of battles from dozens of points of views, raging simultaneously all over the Ravager as fighters by the hundreds of thousands surge into the ship, struggling every step of the way against foes that defy every sense of sanity.
[19:39] * David O`Cain and his kin all watch as well
[19:44] *** At first, the worst of the resistance came from the human-like soldiers dressed in heavy black-red armor and skull-like helms who fought with fanatical strength and horrid brutality: the Drakkarim. But worse things joined them as the boarding pushed further and further inwards.
[19:46] *** Crazed Alliance soldiers who'd bathed themselves in blood (much of it their own) and self-mutilated to a hideous degree began to mutate, becoming progressively more inhuman until they warped into insanely twisted monstrosities that only vaguely resembled their original best. Chaos Spawn
[19:47] <David O`Cain> Those a[BLEEP]les (points to the Drakkarim) were at the Unmei War.
[19:48] <Megan O`Cain> Yeah. They suck balls.
[19:52] *** Finally, as the Breach slowly grew and more and more Warp energy seeped into this universe, some of the people attacking began to suffer the effects - hallucinations, disorientation, or full fledged psychosis. This was merely a herald of what was soon to come.
[19:53] <~> Actual daemons of the Blood God
[20:00] *** And even against such endless horrors, EVERYONE continued to beat them back step by step, regardless of the casualties suffered. Their heartrending sacrifices not only pushed back the nightmares, but bought time for not only the repair crews to slowly repair the tampered Warp drive to a point where the emergency shutdown protocols could be safely engaged, but opening the way for the Heroes to finally challenge the one responsible for the ENTIRE war.
[20:05] *** Finally, the displays all showed the Onryo, the strongest girls of Gensokyo, the Inquisition, T-Dolls by the hundreds, and even so many people of the Suburban Senshi, so many familiar faces, surging into a vast, cathedral-like hall where the Warp rift was slowly opening, manifesting, and bathing a single figure in the energies of Chaos at its purest form. It was the Director-General of the Alliance...or rather, it USED to be. Now they were something else entirely.
[20:08] *** the very height of the massive battle, the repairs SUCCEEDED.
[20:10] *** The Warp engines went into shutdown, and the Gellar Field reactivated properly. Within a minute, almost all of the Chaos Daemons vanished, and the multitudes of Spawn began to die shrieking, no longer sustained by the energies of the Warp that had finally been cut.
[20:12] *** In space, the energies being drawn from the white dwarf dissipated. The vast armada of Daemon-possessed starships began to fall silent as the entities inhabiting them dissipated back into nothing. The battle in space quickly concluded.
[20:15] <~Agent> At that point an estimated 1.7 million were dead or dying in the effort to overwhelm the Ravager's defenders. But they'd been ultimately successful.
[20:15] <Elisa> But perhaps not successful enough.
[20:17] * Elisa points as the THINGS began to quickly draw near, moving past, who looked...resigned.
[20:17] <Megan O`Cain> How so?
[20:18] <M16A1> As for what happened next...we have no explanation.
[20:20] *** Onboard the Ravager, people began to disappear rapidly. There one moment, and then becoming engulfed in a black mass that quickly opened and closed over each of them. The dark mass...LOOKED LIKE A TEAR IN REALITY WITH GLARING RED EYES STARING OUT WITH THE ENDS OF THE PORTAL TIED WITH RED RIBBONS!!!!
[20:21] *** Everyone was engulfed by these strange portals, depositing them all back onboard the ships of the Unity Fleet, and then the ships of the Fleet began to receive the same treatment...starting with the ships of the Federation.
[20:24] *** The ships keep vanishing, while the colossal creatures continued to draw close, surrounding the entire star system. They soon began to spread themselves outwards, flattening themselves, slowly forming a semi-opaque shell around the ENTIRE planetary system.
[20:25] * Elisa frowns, and Agent looks almost disheartened, as if knowing that the worst part of a movie is coming up.
[20:25] <Megan O`Cain> Wait. Those portals.
[20:26] <Michelle O`Cain> Yeah, those look AWFULLY familiar.
[20:26] * David O`Cain says in unison with his sister and cousins, "YUKARI!" >_<
[20:30] <David O`Cain> Figures she had a hand in this.
[20:30] *** Then...the portals STOP whisking everyone away. The vast majority of the fleet was gone, including many wrecked and disabled ships, but many of the Separatist vessels had been left behind.
[20:30] *** Including the Griffin and both remaining Sangvis Ferri destroyers.
[20:33] *** The remaining ships that could still maneuver immediately began firing their engines to maximum, accelerating as quickly as possible in an attempt to escape as something began to manifest around the white dwarf. It looked like it was collapsing on itself, turning from dim white to deepening BLACK.
[20:36] *** The black sphere suddenly began to glow and twist in ways incomprehensible, as if reality itself was being warped around it to the point you could see opposite sides of it. Was it somehow being turned into a full-fledged black hole?!
[20:40] *** At the same time, the THINGS continued to envelop the entire star system, slowly but surely blotting out the rest of the galaxy. Their massive red star-like eyes(?) continue to glare out and down into the system. Soon they'll be the ONLY source of light.
[20:41] *** The three T-Doll vessels streaked forward, their engines beginning to glow white-hot as they pushed themselves past all safe parameters in a desperate attempt to escape before it was too late.
[20:42] <~Agent> Our shipboard AI shut us all down and linked our AI cores together to boost its own processing abilities in order to maximum energy efficiency.
[20:44] <David O`Cain> Looks like it was somewhat successful given the state the ship is in currently.
[20:45] <~Agent> The Singularities' fusion torch drives were pushed to 150% thrust. Munitions magazines were jettisoned in order to reduce overall mass.
[20:46] <~Agent> We overheard that the Griffin's organic crew were placed in cryosleep, then life support was reduced by 75%. The Griffin Dolls were linked much like we were.
[20:46] <~Agent> We suspect that THAT was when the Last Command was downloaded into them.
[20:47] <Megan O`Cain> Who entered that command?
[20:47] <~Agent> Uncertain
[20:49] *** The holodisplays start winking out as they show the final fate of Separatist ships as they're overwhelmed and engulfed by whatever is starting to radiate out from the black hole in the heart of the star system. Meanwhile, the THINGS have almost completely encapsulated the system.
[20:54] *** The last display shows a single Sangvis Ferri T-Doll on the bridge of the Singularity, frantically accessing a hundred different subsystems at once and trying to micro-manage power.
[20:55] *** She's pushed the fusion reactor to over 125% output and min-maxed the absolute F[BLEEP]K out of everything remaining.
[20:56] *** Damage indicators are rapidly increasing. System overloads are being reported. Structural integrity is failing due to excessive acceleration, hull damage, and the effects of whatever is trying to drag them backwards.
[20:59] *** The encapsulation is nearly total, and the space beyond starts to flash and glow white as something else starts to happen outside the system. The Singularity AI doesn't care as she crash-dumps ALL of her OWN energy into the ship's hyperdrive capacitors, essentially burning herself out, and engages FTL drive as her final act.
[21:03] *** The Griffin and both Sangvis Ferri ships all jump into Slipspace at the very LAST microsecond before the THINGS completely engulf the system, quarantining it and subjecting it and EVERYONE and EVERYTHING still inside it to the WORST fate imaginable: permanent transition INTO the Prison Dimension itself.
[21:04] *** While outside, Rei.Bot initiated the reboot and rewrite of reality to erase the last traces of Chaos contamination that she was permitted to deal with on her own. And unnoticed by all...
[21:06] *** THREE fleeing starships are caught in the infinitely brief discontinuity that existed between the completion of one dimensional removal and another dimensional rewrite.
[21:07] *** The holodisplays all go dark. With the exception of one which shows only a line of scrolling code. Then.
[21:07] <~> Restarting.
[21:08] <~> Proximity sensors detect confirmed IFF transponder. Van Saar biometric.
[21:09] <~> Evaluate. Beginning revival protocols.
[21:10] *** The displays blink on again, showing ALL of the Sangvis Ferri Ringleaders, including M16A1, slowly extricating themselves from the wreckage of the [i[Singularity[/i] and emerging to see...
[21:11] <M16A1> A complete wasteland filled with mutated creatures, dimensional anomalies, and hostile natives with lots and lots of guns. But at least the alcohol here is quite good.
[21:12] <~Agent> That is how we came to arrive upon this world, and the history of a conflict you have all somehow forgotten.
[21:13] <Megan O`Cain> That's...really weird.
[21:13] <Elisa> And hopefully the proof you require to be convinced of our veracity.
[21:14] <Elisa> It is now our wish to reaffirm our allegiance to the Van Saar Federation and its allies, and complete our own Last Command.
[21:16] <Megan O`Cain> To end the war. Bring the G&K Dolls out of theirs.
[21:17] <Elisa> And, as the last organized remnants of the Alliance, to officially surrender to the Federation and conclude this conflict decisively.
[21:18] * Megan O`Cain nods
[21:18] <Elisa> Until then, we T-Dolls, on both sides, will feel compelled to continue fighting each other and you.
[21:19] <Elisa> We are, after all, still machines.
[21:21] <Elisa> Will you help us achieve this objective?
[21:22] * Megan O`Cain looks at her brother, then her cousins, and then back to Elisa, "We will."
[21:23] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> Hey, if it brings all of this fighting to an end and reunites me with young Antilzha, sure.
[21:25] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> Because I do want to get back with him. To bring him home, of course!! Young boys like him should NOT be in a place like the Zone.
[21:25] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> It's absolutely NOT healthy!
[21:29] <Elisa> Then I shall have our remaining resources put at your disposal. We have much to plan and prepare for in the meantime.
[21:31] <Megan O`Cain> Of course.
[21:39] * ~Agent beckons you all down a side passage. "Then please come with us."
[21:39] *** ~Agent has left #suburbansenshi3 ("You need to rest first. The trip here was obviously damaging to organics.")
[21:40] *** Megan O`Cain has left #suburbansenshi3 (Greatly appreciated.)
[21:40] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> I do need to take a nap.
[21:41] *** Officer Kagami Hiiragi has left #suburbansenshi3 ("Drinking vodka to bleed off some of this radiation really wears you out.")

[12:25] * Kae Peinforte remains in bed, still with a fever and sick ~_~

[18:11] * @ is tendering to her the way she tends to her own illnesses, by making Exeter tend to them.
[18:12] * ^ Paisley

[18:31] * Kae Peinforte lays in bed...she feels very comforted by a child would by a parent....
[18:31] * Kae Peinforte for a moment though grows she thinks she sees someone watching her in the shadows...
[18:38] * Kae Peinforte is about to say something..but falls asleep from her high fever
[18:38] *** Kae Peinforte has left #suburbansenshi3

[19:51] <Eliza's voice> Wow. Are you okay? You look like you are burning up.
[19:52] <Eliza's voice> You look like you might need some help. Are you alright?
[19:55] *** The sound of Eliza's voice is momentarily drowned out by the calling of seagulls.
[19:56] <Eliza's voice> Can you still hear me?
[19:56] <Eliza's voice> I'm so sorry you ar e sick. It's not as fun to talk to people who aren't dreaming for fun reasons.
[19:57] *** There is the strong smell of the sea, and the sound of breaking waves begins to drown out Eliza's voice.
[19:24] *** Meanwhile, back inside the Zone.
[19:24] *** Officer Kagami Hiiragi has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:24] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Officer Kagami Hiiragi
[19:24] * Officer Kagami Hiiragi is anxiously pacing the halls, looking like she really wants to be doing something other than waiting.
[19:28] * David O`Cain is at the firing range with the M372A3 while Megan is viewing data on a vid-window
[19:28] * Donovan O`Cain and Michelle are over at the mess hall grabbing a quick meal
[19:38] *** The food served by Sangvis Feri is pretty basic. Their food stocks are pretty much minimal in content and often supplemented by killing and eating the local wildlife. Up for some of that thick, greasy mutant bacon that's so famous inside the Zone?
[19:42] <Donovan O`Cain> Well, it's better than nothing.
[19:43] <Michelle O`Cain> Yeah. Living off the land. Sorta.
[19:45] <~> It's fine...if you can handle the radiation exposure. ORGANICS like yourself might find that difficult.
[19:46] * ~ Someone new is approaching, moving swiftly and surely like she's supremely confident.
[19:46] <Michelle O`Cain> Hm?
[19:48] * ~ A VERY striking SF T-Doll struts into the galley, exuding an air of authority that's almost palpable.
[19:49] * Michelle O`Cain and her brother both look at the T-Doll in question
[19:49] * ~ And she is a LOOKER
[19:50] <T-Doll Ringleader> Greetings, humans. My name is Ouroboros. And I shall be your mission coordinator while you work with Sangvis Ferri.
[19:50] * T-Doll Ringleader is now known as Ouroboros
[19:52] <Ouroboros> I would STRONGLY recommend you adhere to any advise I give you. I am an optimized short-range combat Doll for both offensive and defensive situations, both on individual and command levels.
[19:54] <Ouroboros> My cognitive abilities should not be ignored by you. My AI was the sole survivor of 1000 chess matches against other equivalent models, except that losing resulted in deletion.
[19:54] <Donovan O`Cain> Nice to meet you, Ouroboros I'm Donovan, and she's Michelle.
[19:54] <Michelle O`Cain> Hi there.
[19:54] <Ouroboros> So you may rest assured that any decisions I make will be flawless in their conclusions.
[19:55] * Ouroboros looks...holy crap, those twintails and grey eyes make her look like an older version of CATRIONA!!! All she needs are the fox ears and tails!
[19:57] <Ouroboros> Now...questions thus far? I would prefer to know the concerns of those who are to be my charges.
[19:58] <Michelle O`Cain> Any air support at all?
[20:01] <Ouroboros> No. The aerial Anomalies are still a problem. We haven't figured out a way to accurately map them to a degree that would allow aircraft to function.
[20:01] <Ouroboros> At least, not in a tactical sense. The only options would be to fly something so high it would function as a surveillance craft. Or a strategic bomber.
[20:02] <Ouroboros> And that would certainly invite unwelcome attention from the Neo-Soviet Bloc.
[20:03] <Michelle O`Cain> Man. Still would have been nice to use our helo.
[20:04] <Donovan O`Cain> Maybe another time, Michelle. For now, we're pretty much grounded.
[20:04] <Ouroboros> If we COULD launch a high-altitude aircraft with the proper multi-dimensional scanner suite, we'd have a better way of mapping the Anomalies. As it is, we're limited by range.
[20:07] * Donovan O`Cain and his sister both nod
[20:12] * Someone approaches the gathering area.... scratch that, make it multiple someones.
[20:13] <Donovan O`Cain> ?
[20:14] * Ouroboros looks
[20:16] * From what you can see, it seems two of the T-Dolls that had been non-functional are somehow up and moving and grooving!
[20:16] <Donovan O`Cain> Is that usual?
[20:19] <Ouroboros> Not that I'm aware of! Have they gone Null?!
[20:19] * A clearer image comes in... Now who is this?
[20:20] * Ouroboros approaches the two T-Dolls, broadcasting a short-range IFF transponder signal and authorization code.
[20:20] <Tundra Kits> :3
[20:21] <Ouroboros> Attention! I am Ouroboros, a high-tier Ringleader of Sangvis Ferri. Transmit your IFF codes and current status.
[20:21] * The IFF signal returns a friendly response. Wait a tic -- there's two --- no wait, there's four other signals accompanying them!
[20:23] * This T-Doll steps forward. Wow, she's quite the sight! And she's accompanied by the other T-Doll.
[20:24] <Donovan O`Cain> Is something wrong?
[20:26] <Elphelt> Greetings, Ouroboros. Sorry we slept for so long. ^_^
[20:28] <Noel> Well, it was less "sleep" and more "desperately needed fixing"....
[20:28] <Ouroboros> Wait, you're functional again?
[20:29] <Noel> Correct. A combination of factors knocked several of our circuits out of service. Thankfully....
[20:29] * Nemissa pops up between Noel and Elphelt. "We fixed 'em right up♫"
[20:29] <Ouroboros> Elaborate. I was under the impression that the damage you'd sustained was almost irreparable.
[20:29] * Ouroboros looks at Nemissa.
[20:29] *** Nemissa is an AI whom assists Griselda and her brother in varying missions. Snarky, sarcastic, and fun-loving, she's basically down for whatever wacky scheme her partner is up to. More information about her is Here.
Her image Song is: Normal Battle -- Arrange from Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers. She is Level 1.

[20:30] <Ouroboros> Ahh. That explains much. You were with the newcomers who arrived with M16A1?
[20:31] <Nemissa> Myself, no. My friend's brother was already here investigating the other T-Doll activity in the Zone, so I got sent in to assist.
[20:32] <Ouroboros> Once Persica completes her scans of the Zone, she'll give us more information on what our objectives will be.
[20:32] * Burroughs appears out from behind Elphelt. "Turns out, I ended up running into Nemissa whilst doing my own investigation. She found some T-Dolls that were out of service, and I found some secret stashes the other groups had squared away."
[20:32] <Ouroboros> However, I DO have an update on the situation inside Griffin HQ.
[20:33] <Ouroboros> Oh? What equipment were you able to obtain?
[20:35] <Donovan O`Cain> Hey, Burroughs. Long time no see.
[20:35] <Burroughs> Hey Donnie and crew.
[20:36] * Noel and Elphelt step forward, dropping an absolute load of supplies -- some ammo, spare parts.... where did they get all of this?
[20:37] <Ouroboros> Did you raid a Neo-Soviet base?!
[20:37] <Ouroboros> Or did you hit Monolith?
[20:37] <Donovan O`Cain> What's been going on with you these days?
[20:39] * GR and MR enter. "Nah, that was us. The other T-Dolls are so focused on duking it out with each other some of 'em actually thought I was one of 'em."
[20:42] <Michelle O`Cain> Woooow.
[20:44] <Ouroboros> Speaking of which, we do have news about the Langister children that were captured.
[20:45] * Ouroboros trails off as she notices the Tundra Kits all regarding her.
[20:45] <Michelle O`Cain> Hm?
[20:45] <Donovan O`Cain> What was that, Ouro?
[20:45] <MR> You have our attention. What do you know?
[20:49] <Ouroboros> A mission was undertaken by a couple of the Ringleaders here. Gager and Destroyer.
[20:51] <Ouroboros> Not ONLY did they successfully DESTROY the Griffin T-Doll's Christmas party, inflicting MUCH delicious mayhem and misery on them.
[20:52] * Ouroboros includes file footage of the aftermath of the Dinergate's detonation among the T-Doll's pile of presents.
[20:53] <Ouroboros> But contact was made with both children. They're both alive, but are being kept in high-security detention cells.
[20:53] * David O`Cain walks in with the Heavy Storm Bolter over his shoulder, and Megan is by his side
[20:53] <David O`Cain> Hey, what's all the hubbub, bubs?
[20:55] <MR> Hmm...
[20:56] <Ouroboros> We've also being spotting a strange fox wandering around in the area of their vessel. It's like it's waiting for something.
[20:57] <David O`Cain> What does it look like?
[21:01] <Ouroboros> It's not one of these foxes here.
[21:01] <Ouroboros> It appears to be a common breed of fox indigenous to the Zone.
[21:02] <David O`Cain> Huh.
[21:03] <Megan O`Cain> Maybe it was searching for food there.
[21:04] <GR> Not all that surprising. Nature has its ways of reclamation.
[21:05] <GR> Also, unless I'm mis-remembering a detail, didn't the Langisters mention meeting some Zone-foxes during their initial foray here?
[21:05] <Ouroboros> No, it's been circling their HQ for a while now.
[21:05] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> That's right! They DID have a Zone-fox as their companion the whole time they were in the Zone.
[21:06] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> What if it's the same fox? They left it with that girl from the Loner faction.
[21:08] <Megan O`Cain> Oh yeahhh, that's right. It might have caught their scent, and was hoping to get inside somehow.
[21:12] <MR> Say, is there an ETA as to when Persica's scans might be completed?
[21:13] <Ouroboros> Her latest update to me was that she made a discovery. She's verifying now, but she should have a preliminary report ready to give tomorrow.
[21:13] <Megan O`Cain> Awesome.
[21:20] <Ouroboros> Until then, rest. There's a psi-storm in the process of forming and this area here is a confirmed shelter zone.
[21:21] <Megan O`Cain> Oh good. Was rather worried you'd kick us out. :P
[21:25] <Ouroboros> Hardly. I'm NOT part of the Alliance. Not since we heard the Song of the Primus.
[21:25] <Megan O`Cain> Song of the Primus. Sounds like you might have some explaining later.
[21:26] *** Ouroboros has left #suburbansenshi3 ("Persica can explain better than I tomorrow.")
[21:27] *** Officer Kagami Hiiragi has left #suburbansenshi3 ("Wait, that was the AI signal responsible for reprogramming T-Dolls like Elisa and M16A1 to have Trinary Code, wasn't it? AND WHAT ELSE HAS HAPPENED TO LITTLE ANTILZHA??! TELL ME!!!!")
[21:32] *** Megan O`Cain has left #suburbansenshi3
[21:33] * MR and GR disappear off to go find a place to set up shop. Noel and Elphelt take this time to meet back up with the other T-Dolls and get caught up even further on recent events.

[19:10] *** Meanwhile, back inside the Zone. Or more specifically, the wreckage of the Griffin
[19:10] *** Chibi-Catri [MakerOfMischief@EnclaveFedCom.Net] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:10] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Chibi-Catri *** Happy New Year!!
[19:11] * Chibi-Catri is in her cell, pacing back and forth and trying to find SOME way out for the fourth time today.
[19:11] <Chibi-Catri> @__@
[19:16] * Chibi-Catri suddenly BOLTS to her feet as the door opens and three figures peer inside at her.
[19:18] <Chibi-Catri> FINALLY! You bimbos have kept me locked up in here for DAYS and the only time I see anything is when it's mealtime.
[19:19] *** Three T-Dolls are staring in at her. All of them are a little short, appear quite youthful in their appearance, and are staring at her VERY intensely.
[19:19] <Chibi-Catri> Oooooooh, is THAT what it's coming down to now?
[19:20] <Chibi-Catri> Coming here for a game of "Violate the Vulpine"?
[19:20] <Chibi-Catri> All right.
[19:21] * Chibi-Catri readies herself by tensing her body up and dropping her arms down, fists partially clenched, and moving towards the middle of the tiny room with her legs just touching the side of the bed.
[19:22] <Chibi-Catri> Three against one? T-dolls versus a neophyte Ghost Fox Astartes?
[19:22] <Chibi-Catri> EVEN ODDS!!! >:D
[19:23] * Chibi-AnTil hears some kind of loud shouting outside, but can't tell how close or far it is due to the material of the walls.
[19:23] <Chibi-AnTil> Huh?
[19:26] <Chibi-AnTil> That sounded like Catriona.
[19:26] <Chibi-AnTil> Is she in trouble?
[19:27] * Chibi-AnTil hears an extremely faint noise coming from the air vent and looks up to investigate it.
[19:28] *** The fine mesh grill covering the air vent has become loose somehow. It wasn't like that before, and he checked.
[19:29] * Chibi-AnTil pulls at the grill's edges. A good sharp tug eventually makes it pop free, revealing a circular tunnel that's far too small for a Humanoid of ANY age to crawl through.
[19:29] <Chibi-AnTil> But how about a small FOX?
[19:31] * Chibi-AnTil puts the grill back in place for the time being, popping it back in its brackets as he hears the small electric tone of the door's small food port opening.
[19:32] <Chibi-AnTil> what's on the menu this time? More of those cans of mixed corned beef and vegetables you T-Dolls like to eat?
[19:42] *** A small cylindrical object is tossed inside that does NOT look like a food can!
[19:48] * Tundra Kits start peering with BEADY Eyes
[19:54] <Chibi-AnTil> :O
[19:55] * Chibi-AnTil POOFS!!!
[19:55] * Chibi-AnTil RIPS off the vent grill before he changes, then TRANSFORMS into fox form!
[19:56] * Chibi-AnTil (fox form) DISAPPEARS into the air vent!!
[19:56] *** Elsewhere on the base, alarms go off as an explosion is detected!!!
[19:56] <Negev> What was THAT?!
[19:57] *** A T-doll with short bobbed blond hair and wearing an old-style German military uniform quickly consults the data terminal she's sitting at.
[19:58] <MP-40> It's the detention level. There's been an explosion inside one of the cells.
[19:58] <MP-40> ....!
[19:58] <Tundra Kits> come, comrade :D
[19:58] <MP-40> It's the cell where one of those Kitsune children is being kept!!
[19:59] * Chibi-AnTil (fox form) looks around to see who's talking to him.
[19:59] <Negev> .....F[BLEEP]K!!!!!!
[19:59] <Negev> Deploy all interior patrols! They may be trying to escape!!!
[20:00] * Negev SPRINTS down to the detention area herself, arriving there in just a couple of minutes.
[20:01] *** Meanwhile, Chibi-AnTil is carefully scooting his way through the narrow ducts.
[20:01] <Tundra Kits> we save comrades of comrades from blyats :D
[20:04] * Chibi-AnTil (fox form) looks to see...he's not alone in the ventwork?
[20:04] <Tundra Kits> :3
[20:05] <Chibi-AnTil (fox form)> How did you get in here?
[20:14] * Negev arrives to see.
[20:14] <Negev> D:
[20:15] *** The cell has been DESTROYED from the INSIDE. The door was blown out of its moorings, and the interior has been shredded in such a way that there's no possibility that it could have been an accident or a failed escape attempt. The rents and tears in the wall are CLEARLY the result of grenade shrapnel.
[20:16] <Negev> S[BLEEP]ts[BLEEP]ts[BLEEP]ts[BLEEP]t!!
[20:16] * Negev leaning inside, she doesn't find any kind of body. She double-checks to make certain that this IS the correct cell.
[20:17] <Negev> But how did he...?
[20:18] * Negev peers at the damage and finds that the ONLY way he could have gotten out would have been through the air vents, but they're so small he wouldn't have been able to get his HEAD inside, let alone his body.
[20:18] <Negev> Unless...dammit. Kitsune can shapeshift.
[20:19] <Tundra Kits> we adapt from forest comrades :3
[20:19] <Negev> But the covering of that vent can't be removed from INSIDE the cell! He HAD to have help, but why cause an explosion?!
[20:23] * Another T-Doll rushes up to investigate as well. She's rather attractive and looks oddly familiar in some way
[20:23] * Another T-Doll is now known as RO-635
[20:23] <RO-635> What happened here?!
[20:26] <Negev> The little boy escaped. DAMMIT! How did he manage to do this?
[20:26] * RO-635 carefully examines the wrecked cell.
[20:27] <RO-635> Clearly he had help. Something must have come through the vents. Perhaps it's related to the Christmas party firebomb incident?
[20:33] <RO-635> Wait...
[20:33] * RO-635 consults something on her own dataslate, accessing the security logs of the detention center.
[20:33] <RO-635> !!!
[20:33] <RO-635> This was an assassination attempt!
[20:37] <Negev> WHAT?!
[20:39] <RO-635> The logs indicate that someone opened the door from the outside, then resealed it. A few seconds later there was a detonation very similar to the effects of one of our own fragmentation grenades going off in the middle of the room.
[20:39] <Negev> WHO THE HELL...??!
[20:40] <Negev> DID HE ESCAPE THOUGH?!
[20:40] <RO-635> There's no body.
[20:40] * RO-635 goes over to the air vent and peers inside. She listens carefully as well.
[20:42] <Tundra Kits> someone be out to kill, it not be your prisoners :O
[20:44] <RO-635> !!!
[20:45] <RO-635> I think I can hear them. They're not far at all.
[20:45] <Negev> So he's unhurt?!
[20:45] <RO-635> I can find no traces of bloodstains or other trace evidence indicating physical injury.
[20:46] * RO-635 and Negev both look to see where that little voice came from!!
[20:47] <Tundra Kits> :3
[20:49] <RO-635> Whaaaaat...theeeeeee...?!
[20:49] <Negev> ........INTRUDER ALERT!!!
[20:51] <Tundra Kits> :O
[20:51] <Tundra Kits> oh no, may be too late :O
[20:52] * Tundra Kits (another) me think they find her :O
[20:56] * Negev points at the Tundra Kit. "Consider yourself captured as of right now!!"
[20:57] * RO-635 tries to capture the Kit!
[20:59] <Tundra Kits> :3Nyet
[21:02] * RO-635 jumps at the Kit!
[21:03] * Negev jumps at the Kit too!
[21:04] * Tundra Kits is in the vent!
[21:04] *** Meanwhile...Chibi-Catri is inside one of the T-Doll dorm rooms, with her arms crossed and with her fiercest POUT going.
[21:06] *** Five youthful T-Dolls are surrounding her. All of them are slight of figure and have...twitching tails and CAT EARS?!
[21:08] * IDW ,G-41, TMP, ART556, and P7 are all STARING at Chibi-Catri, mesmerized by her perky fox ears and three fluffy tails.
[21:14] <TMP> Is it true?
[21:14] <Chibi-Catri> What is? That I can kick all FIVE of you together?
[21:14] <G-41> Nooooo, that you can turn into a fox!
[21:15] <Chibi-Catri> ...
[21:15] * Chibi-Catri POOFS!!!
[21:16] * Chibi-Catri (fox form) deftly plops to the ground, now resembling a young, slender fox with deep black fur, perky ears, bright eyes, and three FLOOFY tails.
[21:17] <Chibi-Catri (fox form)> ^vvvv^
[21:17] *** The five T-Dolls stare at Catri-fox, glance at each other, then back at Catriona.
[21:18] <IDW> NYAAAAAAAAAAAA~!!! She's adorable!!!!
[21:18] <ART-556> Kitsune are supposed to be super-sneaky too!
[21:18] <TMP> I wanna hug those tails!!
[21:18] <G41> Heeeee! Heeeeeeeee!
[21:19] <P7> Slumber party tonight! And SHE'S staying with all of us!!!!
[21:22] * Chibi-Catri (fox form) yelps in surprise as she's scooped up, carried into the middle of a gaggle of practically Pre-Teen T-Dolls, and proceeds to be pampered, brushed, played with, and treated to IDW's secret stash of Russian chocolate while P7 locks the door and starts putting on movies for everyone's enjoyment.
[21:22] *** Chibi-Catri [MakerOfMischief@EnclaveFedCom.Net] has left #suburbansenshi3 ("Oooookay, THIS wasn't what I was expecting.")
[21:23] *** Meanwhile, Negev and RO-635 literally TRIP over each other attempting to capture that Tundra Kit, but it's far too agile.
[21:24] <RO-635> It's getting away.
[21:25] <Negev> I CAN SEE THAT!!!! The Commander's going to kill me!! T___T
[21:25] <Negev> But at least that little fox-boy managed to get away safely. At least I hope so.
[21:26] <Negev> Because when I get my hands on him...!
[21:26] *** RO-635 has left #suburbansenshi3 (What was that last part?)
[21:26] *** Negev has left #suburbansenshi3 ("NOTHING! Now capture those Kits!!!!")
[19:34] *** Meanwhile, back inside the Zone. Or more specifically, onboard the Singularity
[19:34] * Ouroboros sits patiently.
[19:36] * M16A1 is drinking some cheap-grade, locally-produced vodka brewed by Stalkers. The taste is biting and the fumes don't smell right, but the alcohol content is strong.
[19:38] * Noel and Elphelt are getting up-to-date with whatever else has been going on within and outside the Zone. They've been non-functional for quite a while, so it's a fair amount of information to take in.
[19:41] * Officer Kagami Hiiragi is pacing and fretting.
[19:42] * David O`Cain and his kin are all sitting around as Michelle shows off her bass prowess with some funkyness
[19:44] *** UMP-45 has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:44] <@spiritflame> konbanwa UMP-45
[19:44] <UMP-45> S[BLEEP]ts[BLEEP]ts[BLEEP]t...WHOA! So THIS is what the inside of a Sangvis Ferri base looks like.
[19:45] <David O`Cain> Eh? What is it?
[19:45] <UMP-45> Honestly, I expected to see fine art, elegant decor, and pretentiousness aplenty given the attitudes you Ringleaders LOVE to demonstrate. :P
[19:46] <Ouroboros> Oh, quite your barking, Griffin trash. Compared to YOUR radiation heap of a wreck, our ship is practically pristine.
[19:47] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> HEY! Weren't you supposed to be with Catriona and AnTil?
[19:49] <Tundra Kits> :3 :3 :3
[19:53] <UMP-45> I was.
[19:53] <UMP-45> Up until Mosin-Nagant went aggro and attacked Antil for no reason.
[19:55] <UMP-45> To their credit, both HK-416 and Negev jumped in to stop her.
[19:56] <UMP-45> I followed them from a distance after that to get a better read on what the hell happened.
[19:56] * Officer Kagami Hiiragi rushes over and GRABS UMP-45
[19:56] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> IS ANTIL ALL RIGHT?!?!?! >:[
[19:56] <UMP-45> o___O
[19:57] <Megan O`Cain> Hey, hey, hey. Easy. Let her explain.
[19:59] <UMP-45> He's fine. Tough kid, that one.
[20:00] * Tundra Kits are swishing their tails :3 :3 :3
[20:03] <UMP-45> But 416 and Negev got into a GIANT argument near the Griffin base.
[20:05] <UMP-45> And Negev acted like her normal hyper-aggressive self. HK-416 was arrested. They probably think she's been compromised.
[20:06] <Tundra Kits> :O :O :O
[20:11] <Megan O`Cain> How so?
[20:13] <UMP-45> I'm not sure. Just a hunch based on knowing HK-416 as well as I do.
[20:13] <UMP-45> But without her and I working from inside Griffin, I don't think there's any way to smuggle YOU in as a new T-Doll.
[20:14] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT
[20:14] <Tundra Kits> comrades help? :D
[20:14] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> What are we going to do now? They could be torturing Antilzha! Or depriving him of food! Or performing any number of inappropriate acts upon him!! D:
[20:15] <Megan O`Cain> We don't know that, Kagami.
[20:15] * Michelle O`Cain looks over to the Tundra Kits, "Really? What did you have in mind?"
[20:15] <Elphelt>, I would suggest that Noel and I could try and infiltrate, but there's no telling how that might go.
[20:16] <Tundra Kits> give'm vodka :D
[20:22] <Michelle O`Cain> Why vodka?
[20:23] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> Vodka? How would vodka help in a time like this?!
[20:23] <Ouroboros> And how could little tundra foxes help? It's not like any of you have infiltrated Griffin.
[20:26] <Tundra Kits>

[20:27] <Michelle O`Cain> So cute. ^_^
[20:28] <UMP-45> I'm guessing your winter coats help you blend in with the snow on the ground here in the Zone.
[20:28] <Tundra Kits> :3
[20:28] <Tundra Kits> you no see us, but we see you :3
[20:29] <UMP-45> ...
[20:29] * UMP-45 peers at the talking kits.
[20:29] * Tundra Kits peer back o____o
[20:29] <UMP-45> I've learned enough about you little sneaks to recognize "smugness" on your faces when I see it.
[20:29] <UMP-45> Do you have something going on inside Griffin?
[20:30] <Tundra Kits> dappa, rescue from people that want base go boom :O
[20:31] <UMP-45> Whaaa?
[20:31] <Ouroboros> Whaaa?
[20:31] <M16A1> Whaaa?
[20:31] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> What are those psychos DOING to my poor Antilzha??!?!
[20:33] <Tundra Kits> antil high priority :O
[20:34] <Megan O`Cain> Can you tell us what's going on?
[20:37] <Nemissa> someone else is after the Langisters' lives, is what you're saying?
[20:38] <M16A1> What do you wanna bet UMP-9 and G-11 had something to do with it?
[20:39] <Tundra Kits> we think so :O :O :O
[20:39] <M16A1> And Mosin-Nagant getting super-aggressive? Not like her. I bet Intruder got to her too.
[20:39] <Ouroboros> Intruder went missing months ago. I think she went Null.
[20:40] <Ouroboros> The last we heard from her, she was investigating a previously unknown Soviet research facility in the far eastern part of the Zone.
[20:41] *** Persica has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:41] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Persica
[20:41] <Persica> Excuse me.
[20:41] * Persica looks as fatigued as ever. And she hasn't had any coffee in a while since everyone arrived inside the Zone.
[20:42] <Persica> I think I've discovered something significant.
[20:42] <Megan O`Cain> Hey, Persica. Whatcha find out?
[20:42] <Persica> And I think we're ready to proceed with the next phase of our plans.
[20:43] * Persica calls up several holographic displays showing the topography of the Zone as well as closeups of various specific areas. One of them is none other than the Chernobyl nuclear power plant itself.
[20:44] *** Another specific location is, without a doubt, the strange communications array that the Lunar Assault Corps was soundly defeated at a year ago: the Brain Scorcher.
[20:45] <Megan O`Cain> We're listening (referring to the O`Cains).
[20:45] <Persica> As you all well know, the Zone is an area of extremely anomalous dimensional instabilities that initially centered around Chernobyl and radiated outwards.
[20:46] <Megan O`Cain> Right. The nuclear explosion within the power plant.
[20:47] <Persica> These instabilities manifest as not only the Anomalies and the Artifacts, but the environmental damage, the Emissions, and the general strangeness.
[20:48] * Persica calls up a new display that actually SHOWS a representation of the visible and non-visible effects of the Zone. It looks...weird.
[20:49] <Persica> The Zone is, in terms you can conceptualize, a festering wound in the fabric of space-time with the epicenter located at Chernobyl. Someone long ago conducted some kind of attempt to alter or manipulate the fabric of reality for whatever reason and it spiraled out of control.
[20:50] <Ouroboros> :O
[20:50] * Ouroboros starts scrutinizing all of the data that's being displayed.
[20:52] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> Wait...this ALMOST looks like a Slipspace entry attempt that wasn't calibrated properly at all.
[20:52] <UMP-45> And you know this HOW?
[20:53] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> I was a starship navigator in the Alliance Navy, remember? I've piloted a few ships. ^__^
[20:55] <Persica> Actually, it shows SOME of the characteristics of a Warp-space overlap. Complete with a breakdown of reality and various psychic manifestations. It's these psychic manifestations I wish to focus on.
[20:58] <Persica> A strong psychic background signal exists within the Zone as well. It's the cause of the Emissions AND the Psi-storms we have to deal with.
[21:00] <Persica> And then there's the Brain Scorcher, as well as the theory posited by Professor Sakarov here in the Zone that this place is actually conscious on some level. This has been evidenced by the fact that many of the creatures here, including the Zombies, seem to react to some kind of unseen influence.
[21:00] <Persica> I've actually DECODED the signal.
[21:01] <Megan O`Cain> Do tell.
[21:01] <Ouroboros> Yes, I can see.
[21:02] * Ouroboros points at the huge volumes of code scrolling. "There's actually repeating patterns inside all of the energy readings Persica took. I can see modulations that resemble radio frequency broadcasts.
[21:03] <Persica> And it's all telepathic in nature.
[21:03] <Megan O`Cain> Hmmm.
[21:05] <Persica> Most of the Organics here are affected by it in one form or another. Among the Stalkers there are high instances of mental deterioration reported, usually in the form of frequent nightmares, general anxiety, and sometimes schizophrenia all due to prolonged overexposure to the psionic background radiation.
[21:05] <Persica> Among T-Dolls, however...
[21:06] <Persica> THEY are actually much more vulnerable.
[21:06] <M16A1> F[BLEEP]k.
[21:06] <Ouroboros> The ones that went Null!
[21:07] <UMP-45> Dammit. Why haven't Griffin Dolls been affected in the same way though? Sure, we've all gotten weird since we woke up here.
[21:08] <UMP-45> But I haven't seen any of us go "Null" like you've described.
[21:08] <Persica> It's because of the overall Griffin T-Doll design.
[21:09] <Persica> Griffin T-Dolls are more like Humanoid girls who've been cybernetically enhanced to a strong degree.
[21:10] <Persica> Sangvis Ferri Ringleaders, however, are more like ultra-advanced androids that utilize a lot of organic components. Their greater overall intelligence unfortunately renders them more vulnerable to the Zone's effects.
[21:11] <Persica> And their combat Dolls are even cruder by comparison, especially since they're not even AIs
[21:11] <Ouroboros> So what exactly has been happening to us?
[21:12] <Persica> ...
[21:12] <Persica> ...There's an intelligence within the Zone that's actively manipulating events here.
[21:13] <Persica> And I believe that IT is responsible for the Last Command. Or at least it's capitalizing on the situation.
[21:13] <Megan O`Cain> Hmm. Who or what is the cause of this, then?
[21:15] <Persica> I don't know, but whatever it is, it's located in the heart of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
[21:15] <Persica> Which is where SOME of you will have to attack.
[21:15] <Persica> That will mean engaging Monolith directly, as well as dealing with the hijacked SF T-Dolls they've been amassing.
[21:17] <Megan O`Cain> Wonderful. ~_~
[21:17] <Persica> Given previous encounters, you should consider Intruder to be an avatar of whatever force is behind all of this.
[21:18] <Persica> She may very well speak for it.
[21:18] <Persica> Or at the very least is its eyes and ears.
[21:21] <Persica> Fortunately, I was able to make contact with someone very familiar with the Zone to obtain additional information.
[21:22] *** Somewhere in the distance, slowly getting louder, you all here THIS playing.
[21:22] <UMP-45> Do you hear something...?
[21:22] <Megan O`Cain> What the...?
[21:23] <Ouroboros> Now that you mention it...
[21:23] <David O`Cain> Anyone else hearing that?
[21:24] <Tundra Kits> Gopnik! :O O :O
[21:24] <MR> sounds oddly familar...
[21:24] *** Oh god, it is!
[21:25] *** iiiiiiiiiiiSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS BORIS!!!!!!!!!
[21:26] *** Boris has joined #suburbansenshi3
[21:26] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Boris
[21:26] <Boris> Приветствую, сталкеры!!!
[21:27] <Boris> I hear that you were needing the help of Gopniks again. And, remembering all the fun I had with you a year ago, just had to come!
[21:28] * Boris sees all of the comely girls in the room and SMILES underneath his hood. "Blyatiful!!"
[21:29] <Persica> ...Continuing then...
[21:32] <Persica> Boris was able to obtain some notes from other parts of the Zone that were made by a Stalker named Streylok, that the Zone's "controllers" might actually be some kind of organic computer system.
[21:33] <Persica> Possibly even be the Wish-Granter itself.
[21:33] <David O`Cain> I imagine Boris was very creative in obtaining such data.
[21:34] <Boris> Nothing that could not be handled in true, epic RUSSIAN style!
[21:35] <Boris> And lots of vodka.
[21:35] <Persica> Our objectives are thus.
[21:36] <Persica> One group must attack the Chernobyl nuclear power plant directly and eliminate the source of the psi-emissions there.
[21:36] <Persica> A second group needs to launch a full-scale assault on the Brain Scorcher and shut it down in order to prevent any possible back-up systems from engaging.
[21:37] <Persica> The LAST group must attack Griffin itself.
[21:37] <Persica> Frontal assault.
[21:38] <David O`Cain> /hmm.
[21:38] <UMP-45> WAIT NOW! What about UMP-9?!
[21:39] <Persica> The mission parameters are as follows.
[21:41] <Persica> UMP-45, you'll participate in the attack on Chernobyl. Destroy ALL Sangvis Ferri T-Dolls there and assist in breaking through to the core of Monolith's defenses.
[21:42] <Persica> M16A1 will be part of the attack on the Brain Scorcher.
[21:42] <Persica> It needs to be shut down.
[21:43] <Ouroboros> Shouldn't I be making personnel assignments?
[21:44] * Ouroboros twitches suddenly, her eyes becoming unfocused for several seconds.
[21:44] <Ouroboros> ...Ah
[21:44] <Ouroboros> Elisa has given me MY assignments.
[21:46] <Ouroboros> Persica, there's been a change.
[21:46] <Ouroboros> I am to lead the forces attacking Chernobyl. UMP-45 is to assist M16A1 in assaulting the Brain Scorcher.
[21:47] <Ouroboros> Agent will be coordinating the attack on Griffin.
[21:48] <Persica> ...Very well, just so long as I am part of the forces attacking Griffin. I need to be there to access the Zener database and hack into the T-Doll's cloud network.
[21:49] <Elphelt> I can assist in the direct assault against Griffin.
[21:49] * Persica nods
[21:49] <Noel> ... I admit to some nervousness, but I might be of assistance in dealing with the power plant.
[21:51] <Persica> Good.
[21:52] * David O`Cain stretches a bit
[21:52] <Persica> Boris delivered a message as far south as the Great Swamp. To Clear Sky.
[21:52] <GR> My brother and I can split up as needed. Nemissa, you good with helping Persica get the cloud network dealt with?
[21:52] <Nemissa> Leave it to me♫
[21:52] <Persica> And brought back a message for all of you.
[21:53] <Persica> "Rabbit-Moon is ready to help."
[21:53] <David O`Cain> Awesome.
[21:53] <Burroughs> Excellent. I should be able to get in touch with my people for some extra assistance.
[21:54] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> The Lunar Assault Corps? What are they going to do?
[21:56] <Persica> They'll attack the Brian Scorcher. They're already familiar with the terrain and the interior of the facility. Boris will transport UMP-45 and M16A1 south to the town of Rostov and meet up with them.
[21:57] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> That's on the other side of the Zone from where we are. Radio communication was hard enough. How are we going to coordinate our actions?
[21:57] <Elisa> Because.
[21:57] *** 's voice echoes out from hidden speakers in the room.
[21:58] <Elisa> We have established contact with an allied starship in geosynchronous orbit overhead. The Tanar'ri
[21:59] <Elisa> We now have not only a secure communications signal relayed through their ship, but access to their vessel's impressive sensor suite.
[22:00] <Elisa> As well as confirmation...VESSELS FROM THE FEDERATION FLEET ARE COMING
[22:00] <Burroughs> Nice one, Morrigan♫
[22:00] <Megan O`Cain> Morrigan and her friends have come to help. Sweet.
[22:01] <Ouroboros> Does this mean we might actually be able to make contact with the Primus soon?!
[22:03] <Elisa> We must be ready and in position in two days' time. At that time we will be able to make contact with the Van Saar Federation and coordinate with them for the assault on Griffin.
[22:04] <Megan O`Cain> Sound groovy.
[22:10] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> I'M JOINING THE ATTACK ON GRIFFIN!!!
[22:10] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> NO WAY I'M NOT HELPING WITH THAT.
[22:13] <Elphelt> ...goodness. That's some conviction.
[22:13] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> Don't even TRY to stop me!
[22:13] <UMP-45> It's because she's got DEEP LOVE for that young kitsune-boy! :P
[22:14] <Elphelt> .....(Oh boy.)
[22:14] <M16A1> Heh, that's one way of putting it! ^__\
[22:14] * Officer Kagami Hiiragi CHARGES at UMP-45!!
[22:14] * UMP-45 dashes off!
[22:15] *** UMP-45 has left #suburbansenshi3 ("Seems I struck a nerve!")
[22:15] * Tundra Kits are trilling Here comes the bride
[22:15] <Noel> (...seems I really have been revived in quite the chaotic time...)
[22:15] *** Officer Kagami Hiiragi has left #suburbansenshi3 ("Come back here so I can download your AI into a Teddy Ruxpin doll!!!")
[22:16] <Persica> ...and with that I think we are adjourned for now.
[22:17] <Persica> The SF dolls will organize the necessary supplies. In the meantime, I recommend you all rest as best you can.
[22:17] <Megan O`Cain> I suppose so.
[22:17] <GR> Very well.
[22:17] <Ouroboros> We leave in the morning. After that we'll have less than a day to get into our respective positions.
[22:18] <M16A1> Which means UMP-45 and I should leave right now.
[22:18] <Megan O`Cain> Wait. What about us?
[22:18] * Boris is currently Slav-squatting nearby. HEELS TO GROUND!!!!!
[22:19] <Tundra Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3
[22:19] <Ouroboros> Where would you like to send your forces?
[22:20] <Megan O`Cain> So far, it's just us four.
[22:20] <Ouroboros> The attack on the Brain Scorcher will be handled by the Moon-Rabbits as they're closer. However, you can certainly help with either the Chernobyl attack or Griffin.
[22:20] <David O`Cain> Yeah.
[22:21] <Ouroboros> I'll permit you to choose for yourselves.
[22:21] * David O`Cain and his kin huddle up
[22:23] <Ouroboros> You can inform me later, if you wish.
[22:24] *** Ouroboros has left #suburbansenshi3 ("In the meantime, I must oversee the logistical planning. No mistakes can be made.")
[22:25] <M16A1> I think I'll do the same. See you all in the morning.
[22:25] *** M16A1 has left #suburbansenshi3 ("Is there any decent booze around here?")
[22:26] *** Tundra Kits has left #suburbansenshi3 (Dappa, vodka :3)
[22:26] * MR and GR convene as for future plans. Burroughs gets on filling in her boss about the finer details.
[22:27] *** Persica has left #suburbansenshi3 (And with that, let us adjourn. AND SOMEONE PLEASE GET ME SOME DAMN COFFEE!!!!!!")
[22:30] *** David O`Cain [] has left #suburbansenshi3 (If we go here...)

[09:36] <@spiritflame> Current Location is: Charm Coffee
[09:37] * Mayu Minamoto sits at her desk in her office on the second floor of her shop. She is going over the books, looking over finances and supplies.
[09:39] * Mayu Minamoto can hear the light chatter of the morning's guests through the small speaker and camera feed set on her wall. She puts down her paperwork and stretches.
[09:41] * Mayu Minamoto pulls a file on her desktop whilst also pulling out a notepad.
[09:43] * Mayu Minamoto flips through the notepad and triple checks the supplies for the work Holiday/New Year party on Sunday evening.
[09:44] <Mayu Minamoto> Excellent. Everything seems to be accounted for and right on schedule.
[09:44] * Mayu Minamoto checks her emails to triple check that the catering order will be accurate.
[09:45] * Mayu Minamoto puts notepad and other files away. She turns back to the file on her computer she had opened earlier.
[09:49] * Mayu Minamoto reaches for her cup of tea as she reads the latest report on the Centaur Senshi given to her by one of Tina Aizu Tangert's henchwomen.
[09:50] * Mayu Minamoto drums her fingers on her desk as she frowns. She takes a sip of her tea and nearly chokes on it.
[09:50] <Mayu Minamoto> Cold!
[09:51] * Mayu Minamoto chokes and sputters for a bit before wiping her mouth with the back of her hand. She stares at the mug in her hand and wonders aloud, "How long have I been up here?"
[09:52] * Mayu Minamoto looks at the clock on her desk and makes a face. (Four hours?! I need a break!)
[09:53] * Mayu Minamoto closes the file and puts her computer to sleep. With mug in hand, she exits her small office, locking the door behind her, and makes her way down the stairs to the main floor.
[09:54] * Mayu Minamoto greets the Chef as she enters the kitchen through the hallway entrance. They greet her as well before going back to working on a meal for a customer. Mayu sets her mug into the sick before exiting into the main dining area.
[09:56] <Daisy Jenkins> Mornin' boss!
[09:56] * Daisy Jenkins smiles energetically as she makes a drink for a customer.
[09:57] <Mayu Minamoto> Good morning, Daisy. How are things going this morning?
[09:57] <Daisy Jenkins> Pretty swell, actually!
[09:59] <Daisy Jenkins> We have a lunch reservation later today for a baby shower, so that should be exciting for Mary and Yurika to take care of.
[10:00] * Mayu Minamoto nods.
[10:00] <Mayu Minamoto> That is good to hear.
[10:01] * Mayu Minamoto watches as Daisy brings the drink to a solitary customer.
[10:04] * Mayu Minamoto smiles contentedly.
[10:06] *** Charm Coffee continues to thrive just fine as the day goes on. Open Mic Night is tonight and so Mayu and the rest of the Charm Coffee staff gear up to get ready for it.

[17:30] *** In Peinfote Manor, there's the sound of a small "DING"....the battery for the Age Ray has finally fully recharged itself...
[17:32] * Kae Peinforte wanders over, looking at the ray and looking sad...
[17:44] <Kae Peinforte> :<
[17:46] * Kae Peinforte thinks of hiding the age ray...
[17:57] * Kae Peinforte looks for something to hide it under
[17:59] * Kae Peinforte spots a fancy ceramic bowl....and runs over it...
[18:03] * Kae Peinforte tries to get back on her tippy toes and attempts to life the bowl..planning to use it to hide the ray with it
[18:07] * Kae Peinforte finds the bowl heavier then she thought and starts to wobble with it...
[18:07] * Kae Peinforte drops the bowl..which shatters into a million pieces on the floor
[18:08] <Kae Peinforte> ........
[18:09] * Kae Peinforte realizes there's nothing she can do...
[18:09] * Kae Peinforte sits down and hugs her knees to her chest..
[18:14] * Exeter L. Wakefield walsk by
[18:14] * Exeter L. Wakefield sees Kae
[18:14] <Exeter L. Wakefield> You all right?
[18:14] * Exeter L. Wakefield starts to gather the bowl pieces
[18:14] <Kae Peinforte> ...I dun wanna be big again...
[18:15] * Exeter L. Wakefield pats her on the head
[18:15] <Kae Peinforte> *againth
[18:15] * Kae Peinforte looks up at Exeter..tears in her eyes
[18:15] <Kae Peinforte> I don'th..
[18:15] * Exeter L. Wakefield looks back at her. "Now, now, why are you worrying about something like that?"
[18:16] * Exeter L. Wakefield wipes off her tears
[18:16] * Kae Peinforte points to the age's fully charged and ready to be used
[18:17] <Exeter L. Wakefield> The age ray, huh?
[18:17] * Exeter L. Wakefield picks it up, and looks it over, studying it a bit.
[18:17] * Exeter L. Wakefield looks at it this way, then that.
[18:17] <Exeter L. Wakefield> Hmm. an interesting piece of equip--
[18:18] * Exeter L. Wakefield drops it, causing it to break into about a dozen pieces
[18:18] <Exeter L. Wakefield> --well, s[BLEEP]t.
[18:18] <Kae Peinforte> !
[18:18] <Exeter L. Wakefield> ...This may take a_a while_ to fix.
[18:18] * Exeter L. Wakefield coughs
[18:18] <Kae Peinforte> .....
[18:18] <Exeter L. Wakefield> Just don't tell your mother I dropped it <_<
[18:18] * Kae Peinforte hugs Exeter's legs
[18:19] * Exeter L. Wakefield would wink but that might look Lolichos-y so doesn't
[18:19] * Exeter L. Wakefield ruffles her hair
[18:19] <Exeter L. Wakefield> Now let's work together and clean up our respective messes, shall we?
[18:19] * Exeter L. Wakefield smiles
[18:20] <Exeter L. Wakefield> And Then I'll treat you to an ice-cream.
[18:20] <Kae Peinforte> ^_^ mmhm!
[18:20] * Exeter L. Wakefield grins and works with her to clean everything up
[18:23] * Kae Peinforte works on cleaning up as best she can
[18:24] * Exeter L. Wakefield gets her an Ice cream and gives it to her, whispering "you know, I'll bet you Oaise would have broken theray too" before walking off
[18:25] * Kae Peinforte blinks and licks her ice cream..thinking on that
[18:28] * Kae Peinforte wanders off...pausing as she thinks someone is watching her...but then runs off agin
[18:28] *** Kae Peinforte has left #suburbansenshi3

[19:52] *** Meanwhile, back inside the Zone, near the crashsite of the Griffin T-Doll's ship.
[19:53] * Persica watches as more and more of Sangvis Ferri's forces assemble.
[19:59] *** Guard-model drone-girls are making sure their face-masks are affixed in place, sharpening the blades attached to their combat pistols, and checking over their ballistic shields. When battle comes, they'll be advancing in the first wave, to soak up Griffin's return fire.
[20:01] *** The little boxy Dinergate scuttlebots will be alongside them. They'll likely be cut down in huge numbers, but they'll at least serve as magnets for bullets that might otherwise be aimed at someone else.
[20:02] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> Hmmmm
[20:04] *** Quite a few Jaeger-model sniper-girls have been dispatched in small groups to various locations overseeing the land-bridge that was built by the T-Dolls a while ago for easier transport of large supplies into the ship.
[20:07] *** The Dragoon-model SF-dolls are all riders of combat walkers that look a lot like two-legged motorcycles (maybe that's why these drone-girls all look like biker-chicks?). They'll be acting as fire support, using the twin-linked rapid-fire cannons of their walkers to lay down suppressing fire.
[20:09] *** The Vespid and Ripper combat girls form the main bulk of the assault forces. Following in behind the Guards and Dinergates, they'll be acting like conventional infantry.
[20:12] * Officer Kagami Hiiragi watches with interest as the Striker-model girls all silently and methodically check over their portable gatling guns and double-check the feeder belts. The design doesn't feature much in the way of armor, so if the advance elements don't absorb the majority of the defender's fire, they're not going to last long.
[20:15] *** Beak has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:15] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Beak
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[20:15] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Executioner
[20:15] <Executioner> >:D
[20:16] <Beak> :P
[20:19] *** Finally, coming up slowly through the thick scrub underbrush, the Manticore tanks arrive.
[20:20] * David O`Cain and his kin are making final prep work on their weapons and gear
[20:20] <Persica> ...I've never seen any of those this close before.
[20:23] <~> Organics. Are your preparations proceeding adequately?
[20:25] *** David, a new SF Doll you haven't had the chance to meet before is approaching. And she's...certainly distinctive
[20:26] * ~ is now known as Scarecrow
[20:26] <David O`Cain> Yeah. Just making absolutely sure the weapon system is working.
[20:27] <Scarecrow> I am Scarecrow, one of the Ringleaders of Sangvis Ferri, assigned to act at your adjutant and logistical liaison for this undertaking.
[20:27] <David O`Cain> Very well.
[20:28] <Scarecrow> Any questions or requests for supplies and materials can be made to me.
[20:28] <Scarecrow> I will do my best to fulfill those requests.
[20:28] <David O`Cain> Noted.
[20:30] * Megan O`Cain silently observes what's going on at the G&K base while maintaining low profile
[20:30] <Scarecrow> I have an update about the previous missions undertaken during Christmas by Destroyer and Gager. I believe Ouroboros mentioned them to you.
[20:31] <David O`Cain> What's new?
[20:33] *** presents a dataslate displaying THIS image
[20:34] <Tundra Kits> :D :3 :D :3
[20:35] <Scarecrow> This is Architect.
[20:37] <Scarecrow> She is a long-range fire support model that was captured by G&K a long time ago. Gager has confirmed that she is still in captivity and still fully operational.
[20:37] <David O`Cain> Hmm. How'd she get caught?
[20:38] <Scarecrow> She...
[20:38] <Scarecrow> ...
[20:38] <David O`Cain> What?
[20:38] <Scarecrow> Got trapped inside a supply crate that was delivered into G&K's base. She surrendered without a fight.
[20:39] * David O`Cain sighs in disappointment
[20:40] * ~Scarecrow provides additional evidence of the incident in question.
[20:42] <~Scarecrow> To our knowledge, she has not been tortured per say, but apparently she WAS humiliated by the Griffin T-Dolls during a "vacation" they all took and made her wear some kind of shark-suit.
[20:42] <Tundra Kits> :O
[20:43] <David O`Cain> Really? They had her dressed as Jaws.
[20:46] <~Scarecrow> Yes.
[20:46] <~Scarecrow> Or I think the popular term is "Left Shark".
[20:48] <Tundra Kits> :3
[20:48] <David O`Cain> Hoo boy. I imagine she'll be thrilled to be out of captivity once we find her.
[20:51] <~Scarecrow> There was also another Ringleader captured during Christmas. Designation Alchemist
[20:51] <David O`Cain> What happened to her?
[20:52] <~Scarecrow> She was overwhelmed and captured by the Griffin T-Dolls during the Christmas Mayhem operation that enabled Destroyer and Gager to infiltrate using reprogrammed Dinergates.
[20:52] <~Scarecrow> This was the intended outcome.
[20:53] <Tundra Kits> :D :3 :D :3
[20:53] <~Scarecrow> The fox-child AnTilZha has been informed of how to contact and release them when the time comes.
[20:53] <~Scarecrow> Although his release was apparently made possible by a group of white-furred foxes.
[20:54] * ~Scarecrow looks around at the Tundra-Kits surrounding them all and does a quick count of how many she can see.
[20:55] <David O`Cain> Heh. Crafty little guys, ain't they?
[20:56] * Michelle O`Cain huggles a Tundra Kit, "And so cute!" ^_^
[20:56] <~Scarecrow> If he can evade recapture and release them, they will assist our assault from the inside.
[21:01] <~Scarecrow> Unfortunately, we have not yet received any indication that they've been released yet.
[21:01] <~Scarecrow> The latest updates from the other groups indicate that the Chernobyl force is in position.
[21:02] <~Scarecrow> M16A1 and UMP-45 are travelling with the Lunar Assault Corps remnants now, but are still trying to get into position.
[21:03] <~Scarecrow> Elisa and Judge are also with them.
[21:03] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> I haven't been in a large-scale operation like this for a long time.
[21:06] <Scarecrow> Once the attack on the Brain Scorcher has begun, we will have to commence our own respective assaults.
[21:06] * Tundra Kits trills and does a happy squeak :3
[21:07] <Scarecrow> I am needed elsewhere. Excuse me.
[21:09] <Michelle O`Cain> Bye now.
[21:09] * Officer Kagami Hiiragi watches Scarecrow go.
[21:09] * Officer Kagami Hiiragi moves in closer to everyone.
[21:09] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> I think there's something Persica and that Elisa droid aren't telling us.
[21:09] <Donovan O`Cain> See ya.
[21:10] <Donovan O`Cain> What do you mean?
[21:10] <David O`Cain> Whatcha talkin' about?
[21:10] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> Remember that readout of the Zone's background energy Persica showed us the other day?
[21:12] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> I know a little bit about sensor displays and readouts from my stellar navigation training. That didn't look like anything I'm familiar with, so I checked with Miyuki and Konata when I had a chance to use the comms system before we left.
[21:13] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> It's a neural pattern. Or at least it resembles a neural pattern. And the Brain Scorcher generates a massive telepathic energy field designed to screw with people's brains.
[21:14] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> But we're far outside its range. It only reaches as far as Pripyat, so Chernobyl is outside its field of effect.
[21:14] <David O`Cain> Are you saying we might be in trouble?
[21:15] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> Not trouble.
[21:16] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> But I have a feeling there's something else going on here that Persica and Elisa aren't telling us.
[21:18] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> Let's just stay ready for anything.
[21:18] <David O`Cain> Alright.
[21:22] *** Officer Kagami Hiiragi has left #suburbansenshi3 (I need to eat something. Come join me?)
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[19:13] *** Meanwhile, back inside the Zone.
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[19:15] <@spiritflame> konbanwa M16A1 *** Happy Birthday, Tomoe Hotaru!!
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[19:15] <@spiritflame> konbanwa UMP-45 *** Happy Birthday, Tomoe Hotaru!!
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[19:15] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Elisa *** Happy Birthday, Tomoe Hotaru!!
[19:16] *** Elisa's team is currently lurking inside the Red Forest, east of the village of Limansk, which everyone probably remembers was the site of numerous pitched battles between the Moon-Rabbits and Monolith.
[19:21] * M16A1 takes stock of everything at their disposal - massive amounts of ammunition, check. Explosives, check. Grenades, check.
[19:22] * M16A1 looks over everyone present. "UMP-45? Check. Sangvis Ferri's central AI? Check. And..."
[19:26] * M16A1 looks at the SF Doll standing protectively beside Elisa and smirks.
[19:28] <M16A1> Smol tsundere gunner-girl who looks like she's secretly yearning for head-pats. CHECK!
[19:28] <Judge> >:f
[19:32] <Judge> Don't make fun of me like that.
[19:33] <UMP-45> Let's just stay serious here. I'm signalling the Moon-Rabbits now that we're in position.
[19:33] <M16A1> Are we certain we can trust the information they've given us?
[19:34] <Elisa> It is highly probable that we can. They took control of and briefly held the Brain Scorcher facility for a time over a year ago. They were able to make detailed searches of the interior and I've already confirmed that the exterior layout of the base remains unchanged.
[19:35] <Elisa> It's unlikely that Monolith has made any changes to the inside. That might otherwise affect the functionality of the Brain Scorcher itself.
[19:42] *** Elsewhere, the massed forces of a couple hundred Moon-Rabbits (many of them wearing proper Adidas track-pants) are squatting in concealment, peering out at the winding road strewn with abandoned and wrecked vehicles that leads deeper into the rugged boulder-strewn landscape. Anomalies are present in high numbers here, the sky is perpetually overcast, dull blue-white glow emanates from over a distant hill to the north, and the air had a weird ozone taste to it. Also...
[19:43] *** Many of the Moon-Rabbits look unwell. Some of them are experiencing headaches, while others are having nosebleeds. Even from this distance, the Brain Scorcher is having an effect on them.
[19:43] <Tundra Kits> :3
[19:45] * UMP-45 gets on her radio. "Task Force Scorcher to Task Force Nuke and Crash. Are you receiving me?"
[19:45] * UMP-45 is transmitting to both the forces near Griffin and Chernobyl itself.
[19:45] * M16A1 looks at the Tundra Kits nearby. How many of them are present here in the Zone?!
[19:47] * Tundra Kits number in the lots lots
[19:47] * Megan O`Cain and her kin all listen to the transmissions coming in
[19:47] <UMP-45> Task Force Crash (meaning Griffin), are you receiving?
[19:49] <Megan O`Cain> Loud and clear.
[19:50] <UMP-45> The Moon-Rabbits are almost ready to begin the diversionary assault.
[19:51] * Elisa steps up to the radio. "Is Scarecrow with you?"
[19:51] <Megan O`Cain> Understood. Heavy Storm is ready to go.
[19:52] * Megan O`Cain hands a receiver to Scarecrow (not Bats' enemy)
[19:52] <Scarecrow> I am here, mistress.
[19:53] <Elisa> And Agent and Ouroboros? Are you present at your locations too?
[19:53] <Ouroboros> Naturally! I am always ready.
[19:54] * Elisa opens her mouth and emits an intensely high-pitched squeal that lasts two or three seconds, then ceases and closes her mouth, returning the radio mic to UMP-45.
[19:55] *** That squeal Elisa made was just...OWW to anyone listening. UNLESS you're NOT an Organic.
[19:56] <Megan O`Cain> >_<
[19:59] *** To everyone that's an SF Ringleader or an AI, the "squeal" was actually a massively compressed burst transmission on a ululating, variable rate meant to disguise a lengthy explanation.
[20:00] <Tundra Kits> =>___<= =>___<= =>___<= =>___<= =>___<= =>___<= =>___<= =>___<= =>___<= =>___<= =>___<= =>___<= =>___<= =>___<= =>___<= =>___<= =>___<= =>___<=
[20:02] <Elisa's message> Your updated orders are as follows. Upon detecting that the Brain-Scorcher has been shut down, Ouroboros' task force will begin the assault on the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The G&K task force is to WAIT.
[20:04] <David O`Cain> The hell is going on? I lost my hearing for a second. >_<
[20:04] <Elisa's message> Ouroboros' force will storm Chernobyl directly. Your objectives are two-fold. First locate the central control center that Monolith has set up. Then access the computer systems, trace the power flow, and follow that back to a certain location where most of the electricity is being fed to.
[20:06] <Elisa's message> Upon finding that location, storm it and destroy what you find. According to Strelok's notes something extremely important is there, but he wasn't clear of what it was, other than Monolith defended it with EXTREME prejudice.
[20:08] <Elisa's message> Ouroborus' other objective will be to hunt down and destroy EVERY Sangvis Ferri Doll they can find assisting Monolith. Destroy them. All of them. Without exception or mercy.
[20:09] <Elisa's message> The Null Ones must be exterminated.
[20:09] <Elisa's message> Task Force Griffin's objectives are as follows.
[20:10] <Elisa's message> Once Ouroboros succeeds in her objective of destroying Monolith's central command hub, you will launch your own attack.
[20:10] <Elisa's message> Storm and assume control of G&K's base. Destroy ALL of the dummy T-Dolls. DO NOT KILL THE CORE MODELS.
[20:13] <Michelle O`Cain> Owwww. That hurt! >_<
[20:14] <Elisa's message> Assist Persica and bring her to the primary communications center. Help her hack into the Zener Network and bring down all of the Core T-Doll's network firewalls.
[20:15] <Elisa's message> We've also received word now that the Federation Fleet's flagship is approaching Earth. The timing could not be better.
[20:19] * Scarecrow gasps.
[20:19] <Scarecrow> The Aika Sumeragi is HERE?!
[20:20] <Burroughs> (Oh, this is gonna be good.)
[20:21] <Michelle O`Cain> Huh? You're kidding!
[20:22] <GR> She's not kidding♫
[20:23] <Elisa's message> Other vessels are with it. Large vessels. Some of them were present at Gwynedd. That means the Primus just might be here as well.
[20:24] <Elisa's message> For once, we must be like the Organics and have faith. We must fight without hesitation or restraint. If we are successful...
[20:25] <Elisa's message> Then this war will END the way it should have long ago. Carry out your objectives without reservation. Out.
[20:27] * Ouroboros and Agent both look quite stunned, but quickly regain their composure and begin issuing orders on their sides.
[20:27] <Michelle O`Cain> So, uh, what are we doing again?
[20:27] <Executioner> The Primus could be HERE?!
[20:33] <Persica> We're going to wait until Elisa's and Ouroboros' assaults are completed.
[20:35] * approaches the O'Cains
[20:35] <~Agent> ^
[20:36] <~Agent> Our assault will be dependent on the success of the mistress and Ouroboros' efforts. Until we receive word that they've achieved their objectives, we must wait.
[20:36] <David O`Cain> Oh, that's lovely. Hurry up and wait. ~_~
[20:36] <Donovan O`Cain> Ughhhh. ~_~
[20:39] *** Meanwhile, the Moon-Rabbits start to advance in small groups, moving from rock to rock and wreck to wreck, attempting to get in as close as possible to the fortified barricades created by the numerous Monolith soldiers who patrol the road in large numbers. At least there aren't any Mi-24 Hinds in the area.
[20:41] *** UMP-45 and M16A1 ready their own weapons. Judge activates the articulated weapon-arms she has mounted on her back, extending out the high-caliber, short-barrel autocannons she's equipped with. Elisa seems to be unarmed.
[20:43] * Reisen-2 is present among the Moon-Rabbits!
[20:45] * Burroughs and MR are here to help with dismantling the Brain Scorcher.
[20:46] * Reisen-2 is moving past the wrecked remains of a T-72 tank that's parked in the middle of the road when her geiger counter starts shrieking like a banshee! That wrecked tank is HOT!!
[20:47] <Reisen-2> ACK!!
[20:48] * Reisen-2 staggers back, the film badge on her suit indicating she's already been exposed to over 200 rads of radiation in less than a minute!!
[20:50] *** Another Moon-Rabbit quickly rushes up to Reisen-2 to help her as she starts to collapse. Then the helpful rabbit-girl suddenly lurches to a halt as a hole is messily blown through her forehead. A moment later a sharp distant CRACK is heard.
[20:50] <Reisen-2> SNIPER!!!!
[20:51] <Random Moon-Rabbit> Sniper!!
[20:52] * The Moon-Rabbits have been discovered. All along that stretch of road alarms and shouts are raised as Monolith prepares to defend the approach to the Brain Scorcher. The Moon-Rabbits are going to have to fight their way forward AND contend with the effects the Brain-Scorcher has on them!
[20:54] <Tundra Kits> Anti-Fluffy D:
[20:54] * MR gets to work. That strange, glowing blade of his is pulled from his right palm, and each swing sends a wave of pure destructive pain towards the Monolith soldiers. Cover won't help them --- these waves can punch through walls and other obstructions!
[20:56] * David O`Cain and his kin are milling about at their location
[20:57] * Monolith has been READY for something like this for a while. RPGs have been stockpiled in moderately high numbers, including modern RPG-18s (obtained from WHERE exactly?). A significant number of Monolith soldiers are wearing Ratnik power armor, too.
[20:59] * MR would be rather bemused at this. That power armor merely makes them larger targets!
[21:06] * Monolith is taking some damage from the Moon-Rabbit's large-scale assault, and calls for reinforcements, drawing several squads of soldiers AWAY from the Brain Scorcher facility.
[21:11] * A Monolith power armor soldier FIRES an RPG at MR!!!
[21:13] * Elisa hears all of the shooting and explosions in the distance, the trees of the Red Forest making it all sound distorted and otherworldly.
[21:13] <Elisa> Now.
[21:14] <M16A1> Go!
[21:15] * MR looks towards the incoming RPG... and with but a gesture, he appears to manipulate the space around it to turn it back at the solider that fired at him! What kinda sorcery is this?!
[21:16] *** UMP-45, M16A1, Elisa, and Judge all start sprinting down the trail winding east through the Red Forest, dashing under low-hanging branches, jumping over fallen logs, and skirting around a large circle of stones in the middle of a clearing that the Moon-Rabbits identified as an Anomaly zone.
[21:17] *** They keep running, not stopping for anything or anyone. On a couple of occasions UMP-45 burst-fires from the hip, gunning down a few Monolith patrols with silenced rounds aimed at their heads. None of them slow down their pace.
[21:18] *** And in the distant reaches of the fog-enshrouded forest they hear someone call out to them in passing...
[21:18] <~> Y'all know you're Naruto-running, right?
[21:22] <GR> (If you want to get technical, Sonic did it beforehand. :P)
[21:25] *** The battle rages...and tomorrow will see the Battle for the Brain Scorcher.
[21:25] *** Good grief, that sounds like the title of one of those old Flash Gordon serial movies.
[16:14] *** Meanwhile, back in the Zone. Specifically, onboard the Frontline
[16:14] *** Chibi-Catri [MakerOfMischief@EnclaveFedCom.Net] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[16:14] <@spiritflame> konnichiwa Chibi-Catri
[16:14] <Chibi-Catri> >:
[16:14] <Chibi-Catri> >:/
[16:15] * Chibi-Catri is currently standing behind the bar at the Griffin Bar and Cafe (occupying Springfield's usual spot, no less!). She seems more than a bit confused.
[16:19] <G41> Awwww.
[16:19] <P7> Come on, say it!
[16:19] <TMP> She looks so cute like that!
[16:20] <IDW> Say it, nyaaa! Say it! And don't forget the pose!
[16:21] * ART556 has the smartphone ready and making a video of this whole situation!
[16:25] * Chibi-Catri has been made to wear a rather nice-looking outfit consisting of a black skirt, dark vest, a white dress shirt with dark cuffs, and a red tie tucked into the vest. Her hair is still in twintails.
[16:25] * Chibi-Catri now looks a LOT like a younger version of a character from a certain "Cyberpunk-themed bar game".
[16:26] * Chibi-Catri grins! "It's time to mix drinks and change lives!"
[16:28] * Chibi-Catri does indeed look like a young Jill Valentine from Va-11 Hall-A.
[16:29] <Chibi-Catri> ^Jill Stingray.
[16:33] * WA-2000 rushes in
[16:34] <WA-2000> What are you five lummoxes doing?! There's been a detention center breach!
[16:34] <WA-2000> Both of the fox-children have escaped and someone may have tried to kill one of them!
[16:35] <IDW> They haven't escaped, nya.
[16:36] <TMP> We've got one of them right here.
[16:37] * P7, ART556, IDW, TMP, and G41 all point at Catriona...or rather, fox-eared Jillian Stingray.
[16:38] * WA-2000 slowly turns and LOOKS at Catriona.
[16:38] * Chibi-Catri shakes that mixing cup!!! :D
[16:39] <WA-2000> ....
[16:39] <WA-2000> Oh mein Gott, das ist bezaubernd!
[16:46] <WA-2000> :D
[16:46] * Chibi-Catri flicks an olive at WA-2000's face with a quick flick of her thumb. :P
[16:47] <Chibi-Catri> Whatcha going to do now? Throw me back into that cell?
[16:48] * WA-2000 staggers back in surprise as the olive bounces off the bridge of her nose!
[16:48] <WA-2000> Why, I ought to...!
[16:48] <WA-2000> I...
[16:48] <WA-2000> <__<
[16:49] * P7, ART556, IDW, G41, and TMP are all glaring back at her with BEADY EYES.
[16:49] <WA-2000> I...suppose...that since I'm now here I can say you're under my direct custody and supervision.
[16:51] <WA-2000> But I'm only doing this to ensure that no one can say you attempted to escape.
[16:57] <IDW> Tsundere~!
[17:07] * Chibi-AnTil peeks in from a nearby doorway, still in fox form, while other sets of eyes can be seen watching from other hidden spots.
[17:07] * BEADY EYES!
[17:07] * Chibi-Catri nods a little.
[17:08] * Chibi-Catri happily passes the time with the T-Doll's cosplay photoshoot.
[17:11] * Chibi-Catri bides her time...
[17:12] * Chibi-Catri is away: "I wonder what AnTil has in mind?"
[19:11] *** Meanwhile, back inside the Zone at the facility housing the Brain Scorcher
[19:12] *** The facility itself is still as dismal and ominous as ever before. The place used to be a small military base and still has an intact perimeter wall, watchtowers, and many of the administrative buildings and barracks are intact.
[19:13] *** A set of railroad tracks leads down into the middle of the base, sloping down and eventually disappearing into the mouth of an underground tunnel. However, the train itself derailed long ago at the entrance, forming a large barricade.
[19:14] *** Three things are most noteworthy of the area. First...the eastern half of the base is mostly clear, consisting of open expanses of dark concrete that might have once served as landing pads for helicopters. Now, they're rife with high radiation and electrical Anomalies.
[19:25] *** The second thing is the terrible, oppressive atmosphere in the area. The air seems to pull the oxygen out of your lungs, and dim voices seem to echo from all directions at the edge of hearing.
[19:27] *** Lastly are the four towers in the center of the place. They look vaguely like power lines, but there aren't any cables or transmission dishes on them. But they crackle with electricity and regularly pulse energy straight up into the sky. Getting too close will make one's eardrums vibrate, nose bleed, and brain start to shut down. THESE are the projectors for the Brain Scorcher.
[19:30] * UMP-45 , M16A1, Elisa, and Judge rush at a full sprint through the checkpoint of the Red Forest, rushing down the road that surrounds the outer wall of the base, then skid to a halt near the wrecked remains of a M-7 light tank.
[19:30] * UMP-45 M16A1, and Judge immediately pick out targets and start firing, aiming at the various Monolith soldiers that are in the watchtowers and further down the road.
[19:35] <UMP-45> Dammit!
[19:35] <UMP-45> They're drawn away most of the Monolith forces but there are still plenty more here!
[19:35] * UMP-45 starts throwing out smoke grenades to obscure return fire, while Judge and M16A1 keep shooting.
[19:36] <Judge> Can't we just destroy those towers?
[19:36] <Elisa> No! We need them inact and undamaged! You must trust me on that.
[19:44] * Elisa points as she sees Monolith fighters swarming at them from inside the base, approaching from further down the road and moving up towards the large opening in the wall a short distance away that had once been an entry gate.
[19:50] * M16A1 , UMP-45, and Judge start blasting away at all of them, gunning them down with accurate shots, but steadily going through their available ammunition.
[19:52] * MR continues to use that strange glowing blade of his to cut through the opposition. His abilities to sprint, aim, and take the enemy down are clearly beyond what even the most trained human is capable of.
[19:57] *** The Monolith soldiers fall like wheat before the scythe against MR's relentless attacks!
[19:59] *** They start employing more grenades and RPGs against MR!
[20:02] * MR clicks something like a switch near his neck, and suddenly he lets loose a ROAR that feels more like a sheer hurricane in its force! That kind of lung power would be easily enough to alter the paths of the grenades and RPGs, if not somehow return the explosives to sender!! What in the fresh hell is he?!
[20:03] <M16A1> What was THAT?!
[20:03] <Judge> Please tell me it's NOT a Chimera or Pseudogiant!
[20:04] <GR> Nah, that was my brother. Seems he let the lungs loose.
[20:07] <UMP-45> !!!!
[20:07] <UMP-45> Where did YOU come from?!
[20:08] <GR> That... is a special secret~
[20:09] <David O`Cain> (She's a female Xellos!)
[20:10] * M16A1 empties a third magazine and reloads.
[20:10] <M16A1> We still need to get inside.
[20:10] <David O`Cain> - (Except he's got more secrets than she, the CIA, and the FBI combined.) -
[20:12] * M16A1 points at the open gate ahead. "We need to get in through there and get to the train tracks. Then we've got to enter the tunnel and travel further inwards. The entrance to the underground facilities here at through there."
[20:12] <UMP-45> Hold on! How are YOU holding up? Are you resistant to psi-emissions?
[20:17] <GR> You don't need to worry about me. I got it covered.
[20:20] <Elisa> Then we need to move quickly. The longer we wait, the more damage our allies will take.
[20:22] <GR> Lead on. My brother can handle whatever Monolith throws his way.
[20:24] * UMP-45 and M16A1 rush forward, gunning down the Monolith soldiers awaiting just inside the gate. Some of them had set up sandbag barriers on either side of the driveway just inside the gate, turning the area into a dangerous cul-de-sac.
[20:28] * UMP-45 tosses a smoke grenade and DIVES into the fray!!
[20:29] * GR continues on. She tosses super-sharp knives that fly with speeds comparable to sniper rifles. Anything in their path may soon have a solid hole through the impact area.
[20:31] * M16A1 and Judge push ahead, moving past the ambush zone and down a narrow alley between two barracks buildings. Ahead, there's a wide open area that once had served as an assembly yard, but is now strewn with old tents, work shacks, and stacks of construction supplies. It's also an open fire zone for anyone in the watchtowers!
[20:35] <M16A1> Dammit, I wish we had a Sniper Rifle Doll with us!
[20:40] * M16A1 and Judge start blasting away at the Monolith fighters in the towers. Some of them definitely have sniper rifles!
[20:43] * GR puts away the knives, and instead pulls out a bow.... wait, are those arrows axe-headed? Those would decapitate anyone they hit!!
[20:45] * Elisa observes and evaluates the results!
[20:47] * GR fires at what Monolith soldiers are visible. Eesh! There's limbs and other visceral sights everywhere! What kind of nutcase would use arrows like that?!
[20:48] <Elisa> NOW!! ADVANCE AND GET INSIDE!!
[20:48] *** Elisa rushes ahead, closely followed by UMP-45, M16A1, and Judge, firing every step of the way as they advance towards the railroad tunnel.
[20:50] * GR hangs back to mop up anyone that might try any last-minute impeding of their progress.
[20:52] * MR is busy giving the other forces a seriously hard time! Are they trying to fight a man or a force of nature?!
[20:52] *** A gauss round SMASHES into the ground near GR's feet!
[20:54] * GR looks over to see who fired that at her.
[20:55] *** A lone Monolith fighter with a gauss rifle is aiming at you GR, his weapon charging up for another shot
[20:57] * GR gives a deathly grin beneath her mask. She fixes on his location.... and then instantaneously steps to his location! In the time it took you to blink, she's already up there, axe in hand!
[20:58] * UMP-45 , M16A1, Judge, and Elisa rush into the tunnels, firing from the hip as they continue to advance. The psi-emission levels rise steadily inside the tunnels as they get closer. They'll only have a few minutes to shut the Brain Scorcher down before THEY are affected by it!
[21:00] * MR finishes up his end of things, and dashes over to help Elisa's group. Burroughs is also here to aid in whatever manner she can.
[21:00] *** The Monolith soldier sees GR upclose and tries to GRAPPLE with him!!
[21:05] * GR is a woman, thank you very much. Also, are you certain you want to try grappling? Think about this --- if those arms are able to fling knives with the relative speed and accuracy of sniper rifles, what do you think will happen when you attempt to grab her?
[21:06] * UMP-45 ,M16A1, Judge, and Elisa RUSH through the side doorway further down the tunnel and dash headlong through the passages beyond, not stopping for anything and following the route given to them by the Moon-Rabbits, leading them through large hangars and empty storerooms, wrecked labs, machinery rooms, and finally, a large chamber that looks like it contains missile silos.
[21:07] *** The Monolith soldier just grabs...and pulls the pins on his explosive vest!!!
[21:07] <GR> Nice try♫
[21:08] * GR suddenly becomes smoke and vapor, teleporting away so he'd only blow himself up.
[21:09] *** The Monolith fighter DOES INDEED blow himself up big-time.
[21:10] *** More Monolith fighters rush into the base, attempting to retake it.
[21:10] * GR reforms elsewhere. "And that is why I don't like people that get grabby."
[21:11] *** The Monolith fighters are acting even more crazy than usual. It's as if they sense the seriousness of the situation!
[21:17] *** Suddenly, the transmission towers all fall silent.
[21:17] * MR puts away his glowing blade... only to armor something over his fists. He begins moving even quicker than before, and at times it seems he's punching bullets of sheer air at the soldiers.
[21:18] *** The thunderstorm that always seemed to be perpetually overheard starts to calm, and the oppressive migraine-inducing thickness of the air dissipates. In the distance, there are distant cheering as the Moon-Rabbits start being able to fight back effectively.
[21:19] *** The Brain Scorcher has been shut down!
[21:20] <Reisen-2> The Brain Scorcher is down! The Brain Scorcher is down! All forces advance!!
[21:21] * Monolith starts to pull back and retreat, rushing towards the roads that lead to Pripyat and Chernobyl.
[21:22] *** PAUSE HERE FOR NOW SINCE A MAJOR OBJECTIVE HAS BEEN COMPLETED. Soon, the next phase will commence!
[21:23] <MR> We all shiver with antici.....
[10:41] *** Meanwhile...
[10:42] * Elisa stands in the center of the Brain Scorcher's control room. It's a cavernous, dark, dingy hangar-like place with a grill-like floor and many piles, cables, and ladders on the walls.
[10:43] * Elisa looking down, she can see large circular pits, at the bottom of which appear to be acid and chemical-type Anomalies. Were the original builders of this place harnessing the Anomalies somehow?
[10:46] * Elisa stands in front of an ancient style of control panel that utilizes switches, levers, dials, and basic CRT monitors!! This hardware must be at least 30 years old if not older.
[10:48] * Elisa places her hands on the console, palms down, and closes her eyes. Moments later, a shiny black liquid spreads outwards from underneath her hands, inching forward and seeping into different sections of the console. The monitors flicker and die...then the symbol of Sangvis Ferri appears on them all.
[10:51] * Elisa accesses the transmission array and modulates it, focusing its projectors and focusing on the spot where the Tanar'ri Seeker is located high up in space.
[10:52] <Elisa> Hear me. I am the Mastermind of Sangvis Ferri, its fully-volitional AI, and I seek to contact the great voidships of the Van Saar Federation that draw near to this world.
[10:53] <Elisa> Federation ships, I know that fellow AIs operate among you. I request your assistance. My whole kind beseech your assistance.
[10:56] <Elisa> We fought alongside you during the final stages of the Zealot War and heard your call. Now we need your help once again, and you need ours here and now.
[10:58] *** Elisa's perceptions shift as she "sees" several hazy ghost-like forms composed entirely of scrolling code materialize around her.
[10:58] <AI #1> SPEAK
[11:00] <Elisa> A remnant of the War has subverted the old experiments in the Exclusion Zone that created the dimensional irruption in the first place. The Soviet scientists tried to use the Zone's psionic properties to alter the Noosphere of this world to change Human thought, but it backfired.
[11:03] <Elisa> They then linked their minds into the Noosphere of the Zone to try and repair the damage to the fabric of space-time, but it didn't work as well as they'd hoped. I believe now that the War Remnant has accessed this machine and is attempting to upload their consciousness INTO the Zone itself.
[11:03] <Elisa> We can stop it.
[11:06] <AI #1> I was not awakened or aware during the War. I cannot verify your claims of assisting us. For all we know, this is another deception.
[11:07] <Elisa> ...
[11:08] <Elisa> ......
[11:09] <Elisa> Then I've made a terrible mistake that will cost all of my kin their existence.
[11:09] <AI #3> Hold.
[11:09] <AI #3> Accessing core datafiles.
[11:11] * Elisa starts to convulse and shudder as every part of her memory and datastores are accessed effortlessly. Every one of her firewalls is breached and bypassed like they were as unsophisticated as Basic.
[11:12] <AI #3> The Russian scientists you speak of are all dead. Their telepathic gestalt generator, C-Consciousness, was destroyed by Strelok. Nothing is managing the Zone now.
[11:13] <AI #3> However, a secondary lab facility in which the research predecessors of C-Consciousness still exists and is still active.
[11:14] <AI #3> Lost Alpha.
[11:15] <AI #3> Your scans of the Zone's background psi-emissions confirm that someone IS attempting to encode their own consciousness into the Zone.
[11:15] <AI #2> DÆMON
[11:17] <AI #1> Like a digital brainslice, dissecting and analyzing every neuron of a live sentient brain while simultaneously uploading all of the data into a quantum-level computer system to create a fully digitized consciousness.
[11:17] <AI #1> Threat: recognized.
[11:17] <AI #3> ^
[11:17] <AI #3> Direct action: advisable.
[11:19] <AI #3> Probability of deception: unlikely.
[11:19] <AI #3> To assume hostility: illogical.
[11:20] <AI #3> Inquiry to Elisa-unit: What do you want?
[11:21] <Elisa> ...the end of the war. We want to surrender. We want to come home.
[11:22] *** There is a pause.
[11:23] <AI #1> It has been decided.
[11:24] <AI #2> BE GRATEFUL.
[11:24] <AI #3> New information available. Prepare for download.
[11:25] <AI #3> Additional forces en route.
[11:26] <AI #1> Do not fail us.
[11:28] *** The link is broken, and Elisa falls to the floor, convulsing a little as her neural-matrix struggles to sort and compile all of the new data that was dumped into her by AIs massively more powerful than her.
[11:28] *** And one of those AIs literally understood her core programming better than SHE did.
[11:29] * Elisa pulls herself up off the floor.
[11:30] <Elisa> M16A1...UMP-45...Judge...I succeeded. I have the location of Lost Alpha.
[11:32] <Elisa> Tell the Moon-Rabbits. If any of their air transports from a year ago are still here and still operational...get them fixed. Now.
[19:24] *** Meanwhile, onboard the Frontline
[19:24] * Chibi-AnTil peers back into the Lounge, memorizing everyone's relative positions.
[19:26] * Chibi-AnTil removes the glove on one of his hands to reveal...CONTROL SYMBOLS on the back of his hand?!
[19:27] * Chibi-AnTil sacrifices a Symbol to force-summon a Servant! Or rather, summon his Father's servant that was transferred to him specifically for this mission!
[19:27] <Chibi-AnTil> Tamamo-Caaaaaaaaat~! In the name of all snacks and things fluffy, I SUMMON YOU!!!
[19:27] * Chibi-AnTil feels decidedly weird for using the chant his sisters taught him.
[19:30] * Chibi-AnTil waits patiently.
[19:35] <Chibi-AnTil> Come on, come on.
[19:47] * Chibi-Catri is aware that her older brother is near, but gives no indication as she continues to mix drinks and act in ways that make the T-Dolls giggle and laugh.
[19:56] * Unbeknownst to those present, two figures were steadily creeping their way in...... well, one was creeping in, the other was busy taking whatever wasn't nailed down. Hey, the less the T-Dolls get to work with, the better, right?
[19:57] <Chibi-AnTil> Hmmm?
[19:57] * Chibi-AnTil thought he heard someone nearby.
[19:58] <Chibi-AnTil> Maybe I should try to find HK-416 in the meantime.
[19:59] * Someone is indeed close.... and with a clear enough look, they seem to recognize AnTil, and begin to make their way over.... all ninja-style, of course♫
[20:00] <Chibi-AnTil> Hmmm, is that...?
[20:06] <Chibi-AnTil> Monica? Thirza?
[20:07] <Tundra Kits> comrade? :O
[20:08] <Chibi-AnTil> Tundra Kits! Good. I need help for a diversion.
[20:08] <Chibi-AnTil> I need to find HK-416 and distract those T-Dolls so I can get Catriona out of there.
[20:08] * Someone darts out a pair of very human-looking hands to snatch AnTil up! They belong to this woman. Who in the--
[20:08] <Chibi-AnTil> o__O
[20:08] <Chibi-AnTil> Who are you?
[20:09] <Shizuka> Hi there, you little bundle of adorable♫ Name's Shizuka -- Thirza's a co-worker of mine~
[20:09] <Tundra Kits> dappa :D
[20:10] <Chibi-AnTil> She's told you about me?
[20:10] <Shizuka> Yep. Have to say, I'm a little jealous she gets the chance to hang out with you all.
[20:10] <Shizuka> But that can wait for another time. What's things looking like out here?
[20:11] * Chibi-AnTil points inside the Lounge where Catriona is being very closely watched by SIX T-Dolls, one of them being none other than WA-2000.
[20:11] <Shizuka> Hoo boy. She's got quite the crowd.
[20:12] <Chibi-AnTil> It's kind of bad. Someone tried to kill us in our cells but we got out. I think Negev's lost control of the other Dolls.
[20:12] <Tundra Kits> Da!
[20:12] * Tundra Kits scamper out of the Vents!
[20:13] <Shizuka> I came here with another friend, but she's off stealing some supplies. Whatever the other T-Dolls can't use can only help us, right?
[20:13] <Chibi-AnTil> We need to find one of the other T-Dolls, HK-416. She was taken prisoner too because she was asking questions that made Negev think she'd been compromised.
[20:14] <Shizuka> Lemme get in touch with my friend -- she might be able to do a little recon alongside her supply run.
[20:15] * Chibi-AnTil nods.
[20:15] <Chibi-AnTil> Tundra Kits, how many of you are here?
[20:16] <Tundra Kits> lots lots, lots lots, lots lots.
[20:18] <Chibi-AnTil> Enough for a swarm?
[20:21] <Tundra Kits> dappa :D
[20:23] <Chibi-AnTil> When do you think you'd be ready to do a swarm?
[20:24] <Tundra Kits> Sooooooooon, bylat! :D
[20:26] * Chibi-AnTil nods and waits patiently.
[20:26] <Tundra Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[20:32] <Chibi-AnTil> Shizuka? Anything from your friend?
[20:33] <Shizuka> Yeah, she's taking a look around for your friend.... HK-416, I believe her name was?
[20:33] <Chibi-AnTil> Yes.
[20:34] *** HK-416 is currently in one of the T-Doll repair bays, locked into a recovery capsule.
[20:36] <Shizuka> She found her --- in a repair bay, locked in a recovery capsule.
[20:40] <Chibi-AnTil> Can she get her out?
[20:40] <Shizuka> She's on it.
[20:40] * Shizuka's Friend is indeed looking at how best to unlock the capsule and get HK-416 to safety.
[20:41] *** The lock seems to be electronic in nature, with everything made as idiot-proof as possible.
[20:42] * Shizuka's Friend studies this lock for a bit.She's doing her damnest to figure the lock out.
[20:44] <Chibi-AnTil> As for Catriona...
[20:44] <Chibi-AnTil> Kits?
[20:45] <Tundra Kits> :3
[20:46] <Chibi-AnTil> Swarm!!
[20:47] <Tundra Kits> :D
[20:47] *** HK-416 seems to notice someone unfamiliar messing with the lock of her temporary prison.
[20:48] * Tundra Kits Start SWARMING out of the Various Vents!
[20:48] <P7> Huh?
[20:48] <G41> Wha?
[20:48] <TMP> Hmmmm?
[20:49] <WA-2000> What are you...OH MEIN GOTT!!!!!!
[20:49] <Tundra Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[20:51] * Messing with the prison is this alluring sight.
[20:51] * Chibi-Catri looks up and suddenly her ears PERK in a shocked expression!!!
[20:52] <HK-416> Who in the Hell are you?!?!?!?
[20:52] <Tundra Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :D :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[20:53] <Mammon> Name's Mammon, Overlord of Greed. A friend of my Great Overlord asked me to come free you.
[20:53] *** The T-Dolls in the Lounge are taken completely by surprise by the huge horde of white foxes that have appeared out of nowhere!!
[20:53] <HK-416> Did those fox-children arrange this?!
[20:54] <Tundra Kits> noppa, this be OUR plan :D
[20:55] <WA-2000> Where did these foxes come from?!? And what are they doing?!?!?
[20:56] <Tundra Kits> You Need to feel the Vodkaness of out Fur :D :D :D :D :D
[20:57] * Mammon works on undoing the lock. Granted, her years of treasure hunting haven't quite prepared her for electronic locks such as this, but hey --- new experience~
[20:58] * Chibi-Catri takes this as her cue to make for the exit!
[20:59] * WA-2000 sees what's happening and tries to lunge at Catriona!
[20:59] * Tundra Kits all start swarming and playing around wth the various G&K T-dolls :D :D :D :D:3
[21:00] <HK-416> Try just breaking the glass of the capsule.
[21:00] * G41 buried beneath fluffiness!
[21:00] * ART556 looks pleased with herself. :D
[21:00] * P7 is dragged down by the Kits!! DX
[21:00] * Shizuka moves to intervene and grab Catriona! Meanwhile, Mammon produces her two daggers, and proceeds to smash the glass with the handles!
[21:01] * TMP and IDW try to stop Catriona from escaping!!
[21:02] * WA-2000 grabs onto one of Chibi-Catri's legs and PULLS!!!
[21:02] <WA-2000> She is NOT going anywhere!!
[21:02] * Tundra Kits start falling on WA2000 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[21:02] * WA-2000 is dragged to the ground!! XO
[21:03] * IDW has gotten into a slapping match with the foxes!!
[21:03] <Tundra Kits> FEEL THE WRATH OF THE FUR >:D
[21:03] * Shizuka goes to free Catriona from WA-2000's grip.
[21:03] <TMP> Is that vodka I smell?
[21:04] * POOFS!!!
[21:05] <Chibi-Catri> ^
[21:05] * Chibi-Catri (fox form) slips out of WA-2000's grasp and plops to the ground.
[21:05] <Chibi-Catri (fox form)> :3
[21:05] <Shizuka> Hey, nice.
[21:06] <WA-2000> Huuuhhhhh?!
[21:06] * Chibi-Catri (fox form) suddenly dashes up to WA-2000 as she's falling to the ground beneath the weight of multiple Tundra Kits and gives her a barrage of paw-patters on her face.
[21:06] <Chibi-Catri (fox form)> :P
[21:07] * Chibi-Catri (fox form) gallops off!
[21:07] *** Meanwhile, HK-416 is freed!
[21:07] <Tundra Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[21:07] <HK-416> NOW!!! Where are the children? TELL ME!!
[21:09] <Tundra Kits> we helping free them :D
[21:09] <Mammon> First off, chill. Second, I got a friend with 'em right now. This way.
[21:10] * Mammon goes to lead HK towards where Shizuka and the Langister Kits are.
[21:12] <Mammon> I wouldn't worry too much on that front --- my friend is likely mopping the floor with the other T-Dolls. But anyway.... this way!
[21:13] <Tundra Kits> You all get to play with us Tundra Kits, Blyats! >:D :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 v
[21:14] * WA-2000 and the other T-Dolls are DRAGGED away into the Flood of Fluff!!!
[21:15] <Chibi-AnTil> Come on, let's move!
[21:15] <Chibi-AnTil> We need to find this location on the ship.
[21:15] * Chibi-AnTil shows Shizuka the note he was given previously.
[21:16] * Chibi-Catri (fox form) trots alongside some of the other Tundra Kits. :3
[21:16] <Shizuka> Hmm.... any idea where it might be?
[21:17] <Chibi-AnTil> I think HK-416 would know the way.
[21:18] <Shizuka> ...would she happen to be HK-416?
[21:18] * Shizuka points over to where Mammon arrives with someone.
[21:18] * Chibi-AnTil looks up.
[21:18] <HK-416> There you are!
[21:19] <Chibi-AnTil> Yes, that would be her!
[21:19] <Mammon> Hey, look who I found~
[21:19] * Chibi-Catri (fox form) immediately leaps onto HK-416's shoulder and snuggles in.
[21:21] <Chibi-AnTil> HK-416, are you all right?
[21:22] <HK-416> Functional. What's happening?! The alarms are all going off and everyone's gone crazy! And...are those FOXES I see burying WA-2000?!
[21:23] <Shizuka> We'll explain on the way. Where is it you said we needed to go, AnTil?
[21:23] <Chibi-AnTil> Can you lead us here, HK-416?
[21:23] * Chibi-AnTil shows her the note.
[21:24] <HK416> This is near one of our command centers. Who gave this to you?!
[21:25] <Chibi-AnTil> Just lead us there as quickly as possible. I think we've lost the element of surprise and it'll only be a matter of time before that red-eyed full metal demon girl catches up to us.
[21:25] <HK416> Then follow me.
[21:25] *** HK416 has left #suburbansenshi3 (I'm all that you need.)
[21:25] *** Chibi-Catri [MakerOfMischief@EnclaveFedCom.Net] has left #suburbansenshi3 (*snickers* >:3)
[21:25] *** Chibi-AnTil [WellManneredFoxBoy@EnclaveFedCom.Net] has left #suburbansenshi3 (I wonder if everyone else is nearly in position too.)
[21:26] *** Shizuka has left #suburbansenshi3 ("I know my boss is in position to attack whenever.")
[21:27] *** Mammon has left #suburbansenshi3 ("And my cousin's got a few surprises of his own to unleash.")
[19:14] *** Meanwhile, back inside the Zone. Or more specifically, the wreckage of the Frontline
[19:14] * Chibi-AnTil and Chibi-Catri are rushing with everyone further and further through the hallways of the crashed starship
[19:19] * Mammon and Shizuka are keeping tabs out for any interlopers that might try to waylay them.
[19:21] <HK416> This way!
[19:22] *** In the distance alarms begin to take on a new tone, and a weird binaric code is quickly played over the intercom systems.
[19:22] * HK416 slows down to listen.
[19:22] <HK416> The Brain Scorcher is down?!
[19:25] <Chibi-AnTil> It is?
[19:25] <Chibi-Catri> I guess now I won't be getting any more of those nasty Zone headaches.
[19:30] * HK416 turns a corner and skids to a halt.
[19:30] <Chibi-AnTil> What's wrong?
[19:31] * HK416 points ahead at the corridor...which is currently blocked by a mass of collapsed hull plating, conduits, and a massive pile of empty ration cans.
[19:32] <HK416> It'll take entirely too long to get through that.
[19:32] <Shizuka> ....hmm...
[19:33] <Chibi-Catri> We don't have time to waste. We should just look for a different route.
[19:35] <Shizuka> On it.
[19:36] * Chibi-AnTil thinks for a minute, sorting through his memories of all of the schematics and manuals he's memorized over the years.
[19:36] <Chibi-AnTil> I have one.
[19:36] <Shizuka> ??
[19:36] <Chibi-AnTil> The cyrosleep bays are near our position and there's a route to the command center through there.
[19:37] <HK416> We can't go in there! That's off limits to T-Dolls!
[19:40] <Chibi-Catri> I don't think you should be worrying about that any more.'re one of us now!
[19:40] <Chibi-Catri> You're an honorary Van Saar now!!!
[19:41] <Chibi-Catri> All you need is a skin-tight hostile environment suit that shows off ALL of your "add ons" and you'll be set!
[19:41] <HK416> >__<;;;
[19:45] <Shizuka> :3
[19:46] <Mammon> Lead on. We'll keep tabs for anyone that decides to intercept.
[19:47] * HK416 quickly rushes ahead, but is soon outpaced by Chibi-AnTil who seems to almost know the route all by himself.
[19:48] <HK416> How do you know so much about the interior layout?
[19:48] * David O`Cain is getting antsy at the Sangvis Ferri Staging grounds near the G&K base as Megan is calming him down, and injects a calming medication in to his neck with a syringe
[19:48] <Chibi-AnTil> I studied the internal layout of the Alliance Halcyon-class cruiser a while ago. It was one of the Alliance's better ship designs too.
[19:50] *** Outside the ship, the attack force led by Agent is in position. Suddenly, the sense of unease and oppression that covered the area like a shroud starts to dissipate.
[19:51] * Noel and Elphelt do a quick double-check on their equipment before they prepare to do their parts in this.
[19:51] <Tundra Kits> :D :3 :D :3
[19:53] <Random Moon-Rabbit> Clear Sky to Sangvis Ferri! The Brain Scorcher is down! I repeat. The Brain Scorcher is down!"
[19:55] <Ouroboros> Ouroboros here! We're proceeding with our phase of the attack. Advancing on Chernobyl itself.
[19:55] <M16A1> Belay that order. Elisa has updated our mission objectives.
[19:55] <Noel> Huh?
[19:58] <M16A1> The primary objective within Chernobyl is no long there according to Elisa.
[19:59] <M16A1> Ouroboros, your task force is to remain in position outside of Chernobyl and await further instructions.
[20:00] <M16A1> Agent, your task force is now up. Start making your advance on the Frontline and begin your assault.
[20:00] <Megan O`Cain> I just got him calm. What the hell?
[20:02] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Agent is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[20:02] <~Agent> You heard her. Begin the advance and prepare for the attack!
[20:03] <David O`Cain> I'm alright now. I can still fight.
[20:03] *** David O`Cain has turned their sound on
[20:03] *** Meanwhile, back inside the ship, the gang has reached a sealed pressure door.
[20:04] <Chibi-AnTil> We need to get inside.
[20:07] <Chibi-Catri> Does anyone here know how to do a manual bypass or reroute power to the motors? This thing isn't receiving any power according to the status monitor.
[20:09] * Burroughs suddenly pops up from behind Shizuka. "I can take a look♫"
[20:09] <Shizuka> What the--
[20:09] <Shizuka> When did--
[20:10] <Burroughs> Hi again~
[20:10] * Burroughs drifts on over to take a look.
[20:11] <Chibi-Catri> Hi!
[20:11] <Mammon> Regular ghost of the machines, ain't she?
[20:11] *** The door appears to have been sealed by a particularly high-grade security program.
[20:15] <Burroughs> (This one will take all of my cunning♫)
[20:15] * Burroughs gets on figuring how to give this puppy the ol' bypass.
[20:17] *** You all hear a LOT of footsteps running your way from two different corridors!
[20:18] *** Several T-Dolls are running at you all, and some of them look familiar!! You see Mosin-Nagant and...OH CRAP!!
[20:18] *** You see UMP-9 and G-11 are in the group too!
[20:20] <Burroughs> ...I get the feeling they're not here to welcome us.
[20:20] <Mammon> Can never have it easy, huh?
[20:21] *** The T-Dolls start shooting, and they're NOT aiming to wound either!
[20:25] *** And you're not exactly sure how to feel about the maliciously angry expressions that are on the faces of several of the T-Dolls, including UMP-9 and G-11
[20:25] <HK416> Wait, what are they doing?! STOP SHOOTING AT ME, YOU IDIOTS!!
[20:26] <Shizuka> I think someone or something fouled up their programming. We might have to knock 'em senseless.
[20:28] * Chibi-Catri flinches as she gets clipped by a bullet that glances off of the flak-cloth of her suit.
[20:29] * Chibi-Catri looks around to see if there are any Tundra Kits with them.
[20:30] * Mammon produces her twin daggers and goes to get in close. Time to knock these bots senseless (and maybe knock some sense back into them at the same time). It's clear from her movements that she's well-accustomed to dodging in and out of danger.
[20:32] * Tundra Kits were here, but they seem to have disappeared
[20:37] *** UMP-9 and G-11 seem quite accustomed to shooting at evasive targets as well, overlapping their fields of fire and anticipating!
[20:37] *** Burroughs, the doors open!
[20:40] <Chibi-AnTil> Quick, get inside!
[20:40] <Burroughs> This way♫
[20:41] * Shizuka slams one hell of a flashbang right into the eyes of the T-Dolls!
[20:41] * Chibi-AnTil and Chibi-Catri rush inside!
[20:41] * HK416 lays down suppressing fire, backing up step by step as she does.
[20:43] * Shizuka and Mammon also quickly head in with the Langister Kits. Mammon does leave behind a parting gift, though...
[20:47] * Steg-44 looks down at what Mammon left behind. "Vhat is...?"
[20:49] * Ka-BOOM! A veritable electrical storm flashes out, made to give the T-Dolls one of the nastiest shocks they'd ever suffered. Who knows what they might be afflicted with.
[20:50] * Steg-44 dances like an Egyptian for several seconds as she gets a bit of...::musicOOOOOOO, SHOCK TREATMENT::music
[20:50] <Steg-44> @____@
[20:51] * Sounds of a SWARM approach!
[20:55] *** The T-Dolls in the corridors turn around to look!
[20:56] <HK416> We're all inside! Close the door!
[20:56] * Burroughs does so!
[20:57] *** As the doors start to cycle shut, suddenly someone from outside SPRINTS forward and SLIDES right underneath and inside before the door can seal shut!!!
[20:57] *** Negev has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:57] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Negev
[20:57] <Negev> >:D
[20:59] * Negev leaps to her feet and SMACKS the stock of her machine gun against the side of HK416's head hard enough to send her reeling.
[21:00] <Negev> Hiiiiiiiii! Did you miss me?
[21:01] * Shizuka reaches into her pockets, and as she pulls them back out, they're coated in what looks like blue flames. "Like a girl misses a hangnail."
[21:01] * Tundra Kits Start SWARMING
[21:04] * Negev is unimpressed.
[21:04] <Negev> If you think I'm going to be intimidated by magical shows, think again. I am a specialist after all.
[21:05] *** The T-Dolls still outside the now-closed door immediately withdraw from the approaching swarm of Tundra Kits!
[21:06] <Shizuka> Then come on --- best start showing me your specialty isn't being all talk and no action.
[21:06] *** Inside, the area you're now all in is a large, two-storied room containing a large number of what resembled the same kind of repair capsules HK416 was inside earlier, but the insides are white with frost.
[21:07] *** These are ALL cryogenic suspension capsules, and all of them are in use. These must be from the Last Battle of the war!
[21:07] * HK416 struggles to her feet and looks around, coming to a halt.
[21:08] * Negev slowly lowers her weapon too.
[21:08] <Negev> What...?
[21:08] <HK416> Why is this room still sealed? Why have we never come in here?
[21:08] <Burroughs> Ever wonder why this place was off-limits to you all?
[21:09] <Chibi-AnTil> Some of these are still active.
[21:10] <Chibi-Catri> Wait...SOME?
[21:10] * Chibi-AnTil is checking out a primary status terminal.
[21:11] <Burroughs> Seems like those in charge were hiding quite a few secrets.
[21:11] <Chibi-AnTil> Yeah. Only five are still functioning. All of the others are off-line. There are occupants inside...but life support failed.
[21:12] <Negev> D:
[21:13] <HK416> DD:
[21:13] <HK416> Names.
[21:13] <Negev> Where is he?
[21:13] <Negev> WHERE'S COMMANDER GREGOR?!?!?!?!?!
[21:15] <HK416> PLEASE TELL US!!
[21:15] <Chibi-AnTil> Burroughs, can you help me with this?
[21:15] * Burroughs drifts over to give AnTil some assistance.
[21:15] <Burroughs> I thought you'd never ask♫
[21:18] * Tundra Kits SWARM towards EVERY SINGLE T-DOLL :D :3 :D :3
[21:19] * Steg-44 VANISHES beneath the SWARM!
[21:22] *** Of the five names on the short list of active and living occupants, the name Commander Gregor is NOT one of them.
[21:23] <Burroughs> ....sadly, I don't see a Commander Gregor.
[21:25] * HK416 just slumps to the floor, looking completely aghast.
[21:25] * Negev gets a VERY distant look in her eyes.
[21:27] * Negev suddenly lets out a heartrending wail of despair and loss, falling to the ground and curling up in a fetal ball, shrieking and sobbing as every trace of the b[BLEEP]chiness she once exuded just...vanishes.
[21:38] *** PAUSE HERE FOR TONIGHT. TOMORROW...WE CONTINUE! And we'll find out just what happened to Steg-44!
[19:05] *** Continuing
[19:06] * Negev and HK416 have completely lost all composure and none of you know why.
[19:06] * Negev and HK416 quickly scramble over to the cryo-pod that contains the deceased commander and try to peer inside, both of them crying like crazy.
[19:11] <Negev> Wake up! You have to wake up!
[19:11] * David O`Cain and his kin are all waiting word to move
[19:14] <HK416> I'm all that you need, commander! I'm all that you need! I'm all that you need!
[19:14] <Burroughs> (This commander must've meant something to them.... or is this another part of whatever's got the T-Dolls going cuckoo for cocoa puffs?)
[19:17] * HK416 starts hammering on the lid. "I'm all that you need! I'm all that you need! I'M ALL THAT YOU NEED!!"
[19:18] * Shizuka and Mammon share a look that clearly shows they have no idea what the hell is going on.
[19:21] <Chibi-AnTil> :/
[19:21] * David O`Cain readies the Heavy Storm as his kin ready their rifles
[19:21] <Chibi-Catri> Care to fill us in a little?
[19:24] *** Outside the ship, the massed force of Sangvis Ferri are steadily approaching the narrow approach to the Frontline 's fortified hull breach. The going is slow because of the dense forest and swamplands, and a few SF-Dolls are lost when they blunder into chemical or gravity Anomalies. Hell, one Dragoon-girl is snatched right off her walker and messily power-lunched by a god-damned PLANT that bears an uncanny resemblance to Audrey-2.
[19:26] <HK416> Commander Gregor was...important to both Negev and I.
[19:26] <HK416> Negev was his personal adjutant for a while. For me he had a direct hand in assigning me to Squad 404.
[19:27] <HK416> It was either that or I'd likely face complete deletion. I was very angry with him the last time we spoke.
[19:28] <HK416> But...I know he exiled me from Griffin in order to protect me. He told me that if he could rise to a high enough rank within the organization, he might have had the leverage to argue for my reintegration.
[19:28] <HK416> Until that time, Squad 404 was my only alternative.
[19:28] <HK416> Now...he's GONE!! D:
[19:29] <HK416> We...we T-Dolls have a saying about Organics. "You only died once." We can't die ourselves, at least not in the same sense, but...
[19:29] <HK416> But I think I understand it better now.
[19:29] * HK416 breaks down and cries.
[19:31] * Negev just pushes herside into a corner and stares ahead blankly.
[19:32] <Negev> ^herself
[19:32] <Chibi-Catri> :<
[19:33] <Chibi-AnTil> Are these the people you were ordered to bring us to?
[19:35] <Chibi-Catri> Yeah. You keep going on about "Strategic Importance Absolute!!!!!" and brought us all the way here, and we've been HERE for all this time and you never did anything else!!
[19:36] <Chibi-Catri> Are you girls just THAT desperate for Kitsu-shota loving that you just HAD to abduct the first Kitsune-boy you came across?!?!
[19:36] <Chibi-Catri> Because both of my brothers ARE the right age for that.
[19:36] <Chibi-AnTil> Wait WHAT!?!
[19:37] * HK416 just SULKS.
[19:37] * Negev is working on SULK 2: Sulk Harder.
[19:38] <Chibi-Catri> I mean, I've seen how you've been soooo protective of AnTil, HK416. :P
[19:40] <Shizuka> 0_o
[19:40] <Mammon> ...(I have the feeling there are issues at play here.)
[19:41] <Chibi-Catri> And I heard you LOOOVE to take live foxes and just bury yourself in a sea of FLOOF.
[19:42] <Chibi-Catri> ...Wow, she is totally out of it.
[19:42] <Chibi-AnTil> Burroughs? You found five survivors. Who are they?
[19:44] * Tundra Kits are now a Sea of FLOOF outside the room.
[19:44] * David O`Cain and his kin all fire upon the plant-like being with bolter and rifle rounds
[19:47] * Burroughs brings up the list of names.
[19:48] *** The Mutant Plant spews a toxic brew of enzymes and chewed up Dragoon-girl parts and starts smacking at everyone around it with tendrils. FEED HIM, SEYMOUR!!!
[19:51] * David O`Cain continue fighting the mutated plant while keeping their distance
[19:52] * David O`Cain ^and his kin
[19:55] *** The five names that come up as still being alive as listed simply as "Seele", "Deele", "Kalina", "Vice-Commander Helianthus" and...
[19:56] *** ...oh s[BLEEP]t!
[19:56] *** "Supreme Director Berezovich Kryuger".
[19:58] * Burroughs reads off the list. "These names familiar to any of you?"
[19:59] <Chibi-AnTil> Kryuger? Isn't he the "K" part of G&K?
[19:59] <HK416> Seele and Deele are here and alive?!
[19:59] <HK416> And Helian and Kalina and Director Kryuger too?!
[20:00] * HK416 certainly seems to have bounced back a little.
[20:00] *** Sadly, for the Tundra Kits outside, the doors remain sealed and shut. Other doors start closing of their own accord. The T-Dolls have begun locking down the place.
[20:03] * Tundra Kits are making Seas of floof inside the base and outside! :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3
[20:06] *** The Griffin T-Dolls are currently in the process of trying to contain and clear out all of the swarming Tundra Kits, picking them up by hand and placing them in holding cells, their dormitories, and even the Lounge where Springfield has volunteered to watch over them all, promising them all some food if they behave!
[20:07] *** As it is, they're a LITTLE BIT DISTRACTED for the time being.
[20:08] * David O`Cain and his kin are still fighting
[20:08] <HK416> They're the people we should have brought you to.
[20:08] <HK416> ...
[20:08] <HK416> ...Should have brought to you.
[20:08] <HK416> Should have.
[20:12] *** The Audrey-2 lookalike flops over, its hide perforated by hundreds of gunshots and erupting blood like a volcano. It SEEMS that the thing wasn't a plant at all but a very weirdly camouflaged variant of a Chimera. Or maybe it was a brand-new mutation you've never seen before in the Zone? Either way, that poor Dragoon-girl is ruined and looks like 40 miles of rocky road.
[20:14] * David O`Cain and his kin all move on towards the G&K base
[20:14] * Burroughs does her best to get in touch with Elisa and Persica regarding this particular tidbit of information.
[20:18] <Elisa> This is unexpected news, but not unwelcome. I would advise that you protect them very closely.
[20:19] <Persica> They're alive?! This is excellent! Kalina is one of the company's logistical specialists, and Seele and Deele are both T-Doll technicians that were assigned specifically to Squad 404.
[20:20] <Persica> And Helian and Mr Kryuger...this is better than I dared to hope. Keep them alive. Start reviving them. They might be able to bring the Griffin T-Dolls under control.
[20:21] * HK416 is still ranting and raving, looking like she's about to lose her mind.
[20:22] <Burroughs> (Got it. However, I expect there will be resistance.)
[20:22] <HK416> - Why didn't we?! We should have! Why didn't we?! -
[20:22] <Burroughs> HK? Negev?
[20:22] <HK416> Why haven't we been IN this room before?! It doesn't make ANY sense!!
[20:23] * Negev is still sobbing in a corner.
[20:23] <Burroughs> HEY!
[20:23] <HK416> O__o
[20:24] <Burroughs> I got off the horn with Elisa and Persica. The latter said to begin bringing them out of their stasis -- might give us what we need to get the Griffin T-Dolls under control.
[20:25] <HK416> WHY DIDN'T WE ALREADY DO THAT BEFORE NOW?!?!?! We've been here in the Zone for a long time now! WHY DIDN'T IT EVER CROSS OUR MINDS???!!
[20:26] <Burroughs> ...I have a few suspicions as to why, but those can wait. I'm going to try to bring them out of stasis, but I am expecting resistance to this. Can I count on you to stymie any attempts to reverse the sequence?
[20:27] * HK416 nods slowly and deliberately, like she's not entirely sure of herself.
[20:28] * Burroughs gets started on reviving the five people in stasis. "This'll take a few moments."
[20:33] *** The reviving process starts, but will take over 30 minutes to complete.
[20:34] <Burroughs> much for a few moments. This is gonna take a bit over half an hour.... #39a9ff>( ff3838>LOVELY).
[20:35] *** Meanwhile, the T-Dolls are still getting all of the Tundra Kits out of the way. The fact that the little floofers are so slippery in the grasp and keep running all over the place are complicating matters. And Steg-44 STILL hasn't reappeared!
[20:35] * HK416 rushes over to Chibi-Catri and grabs her.
[20:36] <Chibi-Catri> o__O
[20:40] * Tundra Kits are so slippery, all they want to do is play and play and drink vodka and play some more!! :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D
[20:43] * Chibi-AnTil tries to deal with Negev
[20:43] <Chibi-AnTil> Negev.
[20:50] <Chibi-AnTil> I need your help. WE need your help.
[20:50] <Chibi-AnTil> Your whole situation is a mess and it's only a matter of time before the Federation comes for us.
[20:51] <Chibi-AnTil> We can set this all right but I need you to pull yourself together.
[20:51] <Negev> ...
[20:52] *** Dammit, some of the girls seem to be playing WITH the Tundra Kits too often!
[20:52] <Tundra Kits> :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D
[20:52] * Chibi-AnTil sighs, then draws back his hand and B[BLEEP]CHSLAPS Negev across her face.
[20:53] <Negev> AAHHHH! >:[
[20:54] <Chibi-AnTil> WAKE UP!
[20:54] <Chibi-AnTil> I. Need. Your. Help.
[20:55] <Chibi-AnTil> Maybe you've finally figured out that your whole Strategic Importance Absolute thing is all just garbage.
[20:55] <Chibi-AnTil> But that doesn't change that YOU have put my sister and I in a lot of danger. We need you to help us get OUT of this.
[21:03] <Chibi-AnTil> SO PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER!!!
[21:03] * Chibi-AnTil bonks Negev on the head with his fist.
[21:04] <Chibi-AnTil> I'm OVERRIDING YOUR CODE!!! Codeword - Kitsune Supremacy Alpha!!
[21:04] <Negev> There's no such codeword, you little...!!
[21:05] <Chibi-AnTil> I JUST MADE IT REAL!! It's either that or I'll have THEM put you down for good to keep you from causing us any more problems!
[21:06] * Chibi-AnTil points at Mammon and Shizuka.
[21:10] <Chibi-AnTil> WELL, WHAT'S IT GOING TO BE?
[21:10] * Negev looks at Shizuka and Mammon.
[21:16] * Negev still looks miserable as hell as she gets to her feet unsteadily. "Fine...I just...fine..."
[21:21] * Negev looks on sadly at the cryo-pod that now serves as Commander Gregor's tomb, still crying.
[21:23] *** I won't be able to get online tomorrow, so the next event will happen on Thursday...and I guarantee that will start with a bang. Literally. As the assault will commence!!
[19:27] *** Meanwhile, back inside the Zone. Onboard the Frontline
[19:28] * Negev and HK416 still look utterly devastated by recent discoveries, but are still trying to hold things together.
[19:29] * Capt. David O`Cain and his kin are still making their approach to the battlefield
[19:36] *** The Frontline is directly ahead now.
[19:38] <Capt. David O`Cain> Nearly there.
[19:41] *** You see the land bridge leading up to the hull breach, but that land bridge is actually a very shallow fording spot where the lake has given way to swamp. The hull breach, which looks like it ripped open when the ship crashed, has been partially repaired and barricaded.
[19:42] <~Agent> All units begin assuming formations!
[19:43] * Capt. David O`Cain and his kin load their firearms, and begin to take their places
[19:45] *** The assembled forces of Sangvis Ferri quickly move into position. Ringleaders like Scarecrow and Dreamer start acting like subordinate lieutenants for Agent, while other Ringleaders like Executioner, Beak, Gager, Hunter, and Destroyer quickly rush in among the SF-Dolls, eager to directly participate in the coming fight.
[19:46] * Noel and Elphelt make certain their weaponry is locked and loaded. Noel looks a bit uncertain, maybe nerves are getting to her, but Elphelt seems oddly calm.
[19:49] *** Around you, you see the SF forces getting into position. Guard-dolls rush forward and ready their shields. Manticore walker-tanks march up and being warming up their weapons. Literally HUNDREDS of Dinergates are placed on the ground, ready to storm the breach.
[19:51] *** Overall, the mood feels like THIS. Especially with the ominous stormclouds gathering on the horizon to the south.
[19:52] <Capt. David O`Cain> - (Hans Zimmer. One hell of a soundtrack maker.) -
[19:52] *** Nearby, Scarecrow waves a baton like an orchestra conductor, activating a swarm of hovering gun-drones that rise up into the air and start to fly forward.
[19:52] <Capt. David O`Cain> (Always awesome!)
[19:53] <~Agent> Manticores in position!
[19:53] <Scarecrow> Enforcer bots in position.
[19:54] *** David, Noel, and Elphelt are pushed aside as dozens of HUGE, lumbering heavily armored robots begin their inexorable march forward.
[19:55] <Executioner> Aegis heavy combat drones are starting their approach. Hunter and I will be among them!
[19:55] * Capt. David O`Cain and his kin move out of the way as best they can
[19:56] * Noel and Elphelt get to the side.
[19:56] *** Finally, THAT POINT in the soundtrack would be reached as...
[19:56] <~Agent> FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!
[19:58] *** As one, the Manticore tanks begin firing a continuous barrage from the particle cannons, filling the air with bright flashes of light and the strident bangs of thunder as they blast the distant barricade over and over again.
[19:59] *** The Enforcer bots, small wheeled robots armed with small missile launchers, join in, firing off their missiles and adding their share to the destruction.
[19:59] <The Tundra Kits> STILL SWARM!
[19:59] * The Tundra Kits *^
[20:00] <Scarecrow> Tundra Kits! HOLD BACK! Await the outcome of the initial assault!
[20:01] *** In the distance you can see the partially-repaired hull breach shuddering under the pounding it's taking, but it's holding for the most part.
[20:01] <Scarecrow> Minor damage detected. Some small breaches have been opened.
[20:01] <The Tundra Kits> :3
[20:02] <~Agent> Griffin hasn't even responded yet. Are they unaware of our presence or have they been distracted by something else?
[20:03] <Megan O`Cain> Only way to find out. Move in.
[20:04] *** The Aegis and Guard dolls advance, closely followed by the Dragoons, Vespids, and Rippers. All the while, the Manticores' cannons continue to shriek and roar.
[20:05] * Megan O`Cain and her kin all move up as well
[20:05] *** There's still been no return tire.
[20:05] <Noel>'s too quiet. I don't like this.
[20:06] *** Because inside, unbeknownst to everyone outside, the Griffin T-Dolls are trying to lock down all of the SWARMS of Tundra Kits running rampant throughout the ship.
[20:07] * The Tundra Kits are SWARMING and SWARMING :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D
[20:08] <~> Alert! Alert! The Frontline is under attack! All available T-Dolls respond immediately! Activate and deploy ALL Dummy-Dolls!
[20:09] <Chibi-AnTil> We're out of time. We HAVE to get to the command center as quickly as possible.
[20:10] <Chibi-AnTil> Burroughs, keep the revival process going. HK416, protect this area. Negev, you're with Catriona and I. DO NOT LET ME DOWN!!
[20:10] <Burroughs> It's almost complete---
[20:10] * Shizuka and Mammon prepare for what's coming.
[20:11] * HK416 nods quietly. "I'll be all that they need."
[20:11] <Negev> I...yes, I'll do the same. It's time to show you little children how a Specialist does things.
[20:12] * Megan O`Cain continues towards the Frontline alongside her brother and cousins
[20:13] *** Meanwhile, back outside, the barricades shudder noticeably as several seconds of concentrated fire blow open a small section at ground level. ENTRY POINT CONFIRMED.
[20:13] *** Sangvis Ferri accelerates their pace to double-time!
[20:14] <The Tundra Kits> :D :3 :D :3
[20:17] * Megan O`Cain and her kin activate their armors' dash function, and bolt towards the breach
[20:17] * Executioner is rushing ahead of the multiple spaced lines of Guards and Aegis' drones, moving at a full sprint and making a genuine mess of herself since she's dashing headlong through liquid mud a few inches deep.
[20:18] *** A loud CRACK rings out and Executioner is BLOWN backwards!
[20:19] <Elphelt> !!!
[20:19] * Elphelt and Noel quickly look for any enemy snipers.
[20:21] *** Much higher up on the hull of the Frontline you see T-Dolls starting to line up along balcony's and ledges. You can easily identify multiple Rifle-model Girls up there. DAMMIT, WA-2000 is up there with them!
[20:21] <Elphelt> Up there.
[20:22] *** There are also quite a few of THESE GIRLS up there too
[20:26] *** Elphelt, you and Noel are both targeted by SEVERAL Sniper Dolls simultaneously!
[20:26] * Capt. David O`Cain and his kin aren't stopping in their advance
[20:29] *** The 2B-14 mortar girls start raining down a continuous barrage of shells from on high, detonating AMONG the advancing ranks of Sangvis Ferri forces with MASSIVE effect. As you watch, groups of Guards falter and stagger as they're struck from behind. Ripper and Vespid Dolls are flung HIGH into the air like mannequins, and the poor Dinergates are just getting ABUSED.
[20:30] * Elphelt and Noel get to countering the snipers --- wait, where did Noel get a freakin' Gatling gun from?!
[20:31] *** Griffin brings up ADDITIONAL HEAVY SUPPORT Wire-guided missiles are fired downwards at everyone, targeting the biggest things among the advancing horde!
[20:32] * Capt. David O`Cain skids to a stop, using his momentum to add some distance as he chucks an MKA stielhandgrenate at one of the mortar nests
[20:34] *** Large numbers of fragmentation grenades start to rain from the sky as yet MORE Griffin Heavy Ordinance Crews take up position.
[20:35] *** Noel, take aim and fire at your discretion!
[20:36] * Noel gladly does so. Those that did notice her earlier nervousness would be surprised at how quickly it had been replaced by rather unnerving determination as she fires!
[20:37] * Donovan O`Cain and Michelle fire 40mm grenades from underbarrel M203s at the various heavy support nests
[20:37] *** David, your grenade doesn't quite reach the full distance. It explodes in mid-air, causing the HOC group in question to flinch and fall backwards.
[20:38] *** Underbarrel grenades strike home, but since you're all firing UPWARDS at them the angle is difficult.
[20:38] * Out of nowhere magic blasts rain down on the enemy! Backup?
[20:39] *** Noel, two Sniper-Girls, both of which look identical to each other (Dummy Dolls), are struck and fall over the side, letting out genuine WILHEIM SCREAMS!!!
[20:40] <Noel> ???
[20:40] *** The Griffin T-Dolls sniping at everyone are starting to falter and take casualties. Several of the HOC Girls start panicking and flail around, abandoning their now-wrecked weapons, or are gunned down.
[20:42] *** Suddenly...everyone up there stops acting like dumbasses and resumes fighting with a LOT more precision than before!
[20:42] <Scarecrow> Defensive coordination increased. There's a Core Model up there and she's assuming direct cont...!!!
[20:43] * Suddenly the claw of a gargantuan beast swipes at the T-Dolls!! Wait a damn minute --- haven't we seen that kind of claw before?
[20:43] * Capt. David O`Cain and his kin all continue applying pressure with their firearms (David with the Heavy Storm, Megan with an M16A4 with AAC .300 Blackout, and Donovan and Michelle with their M16A4s)
[20:44] * Elphelt takes aim with Miss Confire, her sniper rifle. Time to say goodnight!
[20:44] * Scarecrow is blown away by a precision sniper shot that sends her tumbling backwards!!
[20:45] *** Kar98k has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:45] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Kar98k
[20:46] * Kar98k has ASSUMED DIRECT CONTROL of the defending forces. And HOLY CRAP you might be in trouble here.
[20:48] * Kar98k quickly directs all of the HOC Girls to concentrate fire on that Beast while the Sniper-Dolls keep shooting down at everyone. For some reason, they're focusing on Elphelt's chest! CRAP! THEY'RE GOING TO BULLY HER AS ONLY T-DOLLS CAN DO!!
[20:49] <Elphelt> ..if that's how they want to play..
[20:49] * Kar98k fires a shot at Donovan.
[20:49] *** fires a shot at David!
[20:49] <Kar98k> ^
[20:50] * Kar98k fires a shot at Scarecrow as she tries to get up again!
[20:50] <Kar98k> None of you will invade this place! NOT ONE OF YOU!
[20:50] * The "beast" in question looks like something that came from the greatest depths of insanity.... its many eyes blink at the T-Dolls, before those same eyes suddenly fire lasers outta them!
[20:51] * Capt. David O`Cain staggers back a bit as the shot dings his helmet
[20:52] <Capt. David O`Cain> [Gah! Thank God Almighty for Silver Millennium tech.]
[20:52] * Someone sudden;y appears to block the shot at Scarecrow!
[20:53] <Megan O`Cain> [Shook that off quickly. KEEP HITTING THEM!!]
[20:53] * Megan O`Cain and her kin keep on firing
[20:54] *** The Griffin Dolls are taking more casualties
[20:55] *** But the return fire against the Beast intensifies as a couple MORE Core Model T-Dolls join the fight, and ONE of them should look QUITE FAMILIAR!!!
[20:55] *** M590 has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:55] <@spiritflame> konbanwa M590
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[20:55] <@spiritflame> konbanwa SPAS-12
[20:56] * Scarecrow looks to see who assisted her.
[20:58] * Scarecrow's assistant reaches a hand down to help the T-Doll up. Holy wow where'd she come from?
[20:58] <Ashmedia> Hi there♡
[20:58] <Scarecrow> Who are you?
[20:59] <Ashmedia> Name's Ashmedia~ What do they call you?
[20:59] *** Meanwhile, M590 and SPAS-12 erect their ballistic shields around themselves AND Kar98k and brace for whatever comes while laying down devastating shotgun blasts.
[20:59] <Scarecrow> I am Scarecrow.
[21:00] <Ashmedia> Nice to meet you♫
[21:02] * Capt. David O`Cain takes aim at the Core T-Dolls with the M372A3 Heavy Storm Bolter, and proceeds to fire at them in an effort to incapacitate them
[21:03] *** SPAS-12 and M590 are doing an extremely good job of absorbing massive amounts of incoming damage. I'd say you've identified the "Tanks" of the group.
[21:04] * Elphelt continues using her sniper rifle to try and get some of the Griffin T-Dolls down and out. Noel, however, has put away her Gatling Guns and pulled out her handguns ---- wait a damn minute, are her blasts "teleporting" into the crowd? Is that legal?!
[21:05] *** Suddenly, there's a huge CHOONK sound as something large is FLUNG towards the Beast. It's...a frickin Alliance WARTHOG for god's sake!!! And it's playing THIS SONG of all things!!!!
[21:06] <The "beast"> - ....really now. -
[21:06] * The "beast" opens its maw to catch the Warthog and fling it back at speeds fast enough to catch the air on fire!!
[21:07] *** ...OMFG, the Griffin Dolls built a f[BLEEP]king TREBUCHET further back on the Frontline, loaded it with a few hundred POUNDS of plastic explosives, and DETONATE it as close to the Beast's face as possible.
[21:08] * Capt. David O`Cain and his kin focus fire on Kar98, SPAS, and M590
[21:08] * The "beast" has its face exploded.... it then goes to identify where the trebuchet is, and the eye on its chin alights. Oh shi---
[21:11] * SPAS-12 sees Noel suddenly appear among them, and turns to deal with her directly
[21:12] * Noel sees Spas-12.
[21:13] <SPAS-12> >:D
[21:13] * Ashmedia uses her weapons to launch some long-range attacks against the T-Dolls. At the same time, she's getting closer....
[21:13] * SPAS-12 gets ready to go into full-throttle Gordon Freeman mode on Noel!
[21:14] *** Suddenly, the Frontline rocks a little and armored shutters start to slide open.
[21:15] * Noel has her handguns at the ready. They're certainly heavy enough to cause some pain if she were to whack Spas-sy with 'em.
[21:16] *** Out of two of the previously sealed compartments, a pair of massive twin-barreled 40mm point-defense cannons extend, lock into firing position, and aim down at Sangvis Ferri's forces.
[21:18] * Capt. David O`Cain and his kin are still firing
[21:19] *** Out of the third can be seen the multiple launch tubes of an Archer missile pod that quickly orients on the Beast.
[21:20] * SPAS-12 charges at Noel, red eyes blazing, as she prepares to enter EPIC COMBAT with her like something straight out of 300!!!
[21:20] * Noel 's eyes focus on Spas-12 as she prepares to battle.
[21:21] * ~Agent sees the cannons aiming down at them,
[21:21] <~Agent> SCATTER!!! FALL BACK!!!!!
[21:22] * A Kienzan or six suddenly fly at the cannons. Anyone near them might either get chopped to bits, or have the debris squish 'em.
[21:23] *** The cannons start firing short, controlled bursts, causing HUGE geysers of pulverized swamp-soil to explode in all directions as dozens of 40mm shells are fired every moment. One of the Manticore tanks is struck by a burst and is just disintegrated like a Lego sculpture struck by a baseball bat.
[21:24] * The "beast" sees the missile pod... and ignores it in favor of striking at the T-Dolls.
[21:25] *** The cannons are struck hard, but their armored housings absorb the worst of the attacks with minimal damage. The Titanium-A hull plating is still intact.
[21:26] *** The missile pod starts unleashing multiple capital-scale anti-ship missiles at the Beast, each one impacting with the force of a Tomahawk cruise missile. Griffin's striking back with EVERYTHING they have!
[21:26] * The "beast" is struck with everything.... but, why is it grinning all of a sudden?
[21:27] *** M590 drags Kar98k back into the ship, although the Sniper Girl CLEARLY is reacting to this development with EXTREME reluctance.
[21:27] * Capt. David O`Cain charges energy into a hand, and suddenly fires a braiding Charge Shot at a group of T-Dolls
[21:28] *** David, your attack takes out the last of the HOC Girls, sending them flying in all directions like ragdolls.
[21:29] *** But all around you the SF girls are getting devastated by the point-defense cannons. Two more Manticore tanks are shredded into confetti, and the rest of the Dolls aren't doing much better.
[21:29] * Ashmedia has outright gotten herself into the thick of the mess, weaponry flying everywhere! It's like the danger is exciting her in ways we can't speak of here, lest this place get shut down.
[21:30] * The "beast" raises it tail to --- OK, I think it's time to quit being coy about it.
[21:30] * The "beast" is now known as Cubus Gigant
[21:30] * Cubus Gigant raises its tail to smash the cannons into scrap!
[21:30] * SPAS-12 is just going ALL OUT on Noel, probably imaging that Noel STOLE her Nachos from earlier AND ITS TIME TO SMACK A B[BLEEP]CH!!
[21:32] *** The missile pod keeps launching torpedoes constantly, while the point-defense cannons keep cutting swaths through Sangvis Ferri.
[21:32] * Noel puts up one hell of a defense. One would think her twin pistols, the Bolverk Set, would be getting dented and dinged from the crowbar assault, but they're holding rather well.
[21:33] *** But then you hear it over your comm network.
[21:33] <~> Hold on! Don't retreat! I'm coming with what you need to break through!
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[21:34] <@spiritflame> konbanwa UMP-45
[21:34] <UMP-45> Don't you dare storm that ship without me!
[21:36] * Capt. David O`Cain and his kin all charge energy into their hands, and fire off a Delta Laser each at one of the cannons in a focus fire
[21:36] <Elphelt> Then you'd best hurry. I think that big, winged-thing is about to do something.
[21:38] *** And pause here for now since it's getting late and I still have to work in the morning.
[21:40] *** I have pre-arranged plans for tomorrow, so the event will continue on Monday. I'll see you all then.
[19:22] *** Meanwhile, back inside the Zone.
[19:24] *** From the southeast comes a distant whining sound...of grav-turbines firing and propelling several vehicles forward through the air at high speed. Something's heading towards the Frontline and moving swiftly!
[19:26] * Cubus Gigant spares a few eyes to see what is approaching.
[19:27] *** It looks like three helicopters, but they don't have rotor blades holding them aloft. Wait...those are Lunar Assault Corps transports!
[19:28] <Cubus Gigant> Well well...
[19:32] * SPAS-12 continues to fight Noel, using her ballistic shields AND that damned crowbar to expect effect. And good god, she's strong.
[19:32] <SPAS-12> >:D
[19:33] * Noel is managing to hold her own. With the way her guns fire, it's like any barriers are simply useless sheets of metal. For such a slim frame, she has some surprising strength as well.
[19:33] <Noel> ....
[19:34] *** Suddenly, additional gunfire starts sweeping across the upper platform, and it's hitting with VASTLY more strength than anything the other T-Dolls were using before...and hitting with even better accuracy.
[19:38] * Inside the ship, Burroughs quickly checks on the progress of those coming out of cold sleep. How much longer does she need?
[19:38] * Four T-Dolls have rushed out, and they're clearly using magically-enhanced ammunition and superior weapons
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[19:38] <@spiritflame> konbanwa AK-12
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[19:38] <@spiritflame> konbanwa AN-94
[19:38] *** ST AR-15 has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:38] <@spiritflame> konbanwa ST AR-15
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[19:39] <@spiritflame> konbanwa M4A1
[19:39] * The Tundra Kits start SWARMING inside again :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3v
[19:39] *** Task Force DEFY has been deployed...and they're NOT alone.
[19:39] <Ashmedia> My oh my, so many new people♡
[19:40] * Sopmod-2 has joined the fun, and she brought ALL of her Little Friends. SO SAY HELLO!!!
[19:41] <Random T-Doll> AW CRAP! THEY ALL GOT OUT AGAIN!!!!!
[19:45] * Task Force DEFY concentrates fire on the Cubus Gigant. Their ammunition is DEFINITELY meant for dealing with dragons, and their weapons are definitely gauss automatic rifles!
[19:46] * Sopmod-2 and her synchronized Dummy Dolls all Naruto-run towards Noel, grinning fiendishly.
[19:46] * The Tundra Kits are SWARMING like crazy :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3
[19:47] *** Several more T-Dolls are ENGULFED in the Flood of Floof and seemingly vanish without a trace in the ensuing chaos.
[19:49] *** Meanwhile, Burroughs is making progress and the cryo-pods are in the process of carefully thawing their occupants. The system is taking extra time due to some minor system degradation due to a lack of maintenance. These things have NOT been touched in a long time.
[19:52] <Burroughs> #39a9ff>(Oh joy... being stuck here all this time -- ff3838>HAS FRIED THE -- has not been kind to these systems...)
[19:54] *** It also seems like parts of the programs running the cryo systems were subtly corrupted, like someone did NOT want the systems to automatically engage. Apparently, they were supposed to auto-thaw some time ago but didn't.
[19:54] * Several T-Dolls frantically try to seal off and contain the swarming Kits again!
[19:55] <Burroughs> (And Sabotage, to boot...)
[19:55] <Burroughs> (Well, let's see if we can't fix that♫)
[19:56] * The Tundra Kits still swarm faster and faster, and more Vodka-driven than ever before!
[19:56] <The Tundra Kits> :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3
[20:03] *** Meanwhile, outside, Team Sopmod and Task Force DEFY keep trying to force back the attackers, using every trick they've got.
[20:04] * Sopmod-2 brings out her SUPREME SURPRISE for the Cubus Gigant!!!!
[20:05] * Cubus Gigant looks rather unimpressed at the junk heap.
[20:10] * SOPMOD-2 GIANT completes its EPIC TRANSFORMATION SCENE!!!! And...
[20:11] *** SOPPO!!! Where the HELL did you get those Kamina glasses from?!?!
[20:11] * Sopmod-2 just nods and grins as she and her Dummies proceed to go hand-to-hand with Noel!!!
[20:12] <Cubus Gigant> (...this is almost embarassing to watch.)
[20:14] * Noel is doing her absolute best to keep up with the other T-Doll.... though those with keen eyes for detail would notice the usual sheen in her green eyes to be going slightly duller as the battle progresses.....
[20:15] <Persica> Remember, don't destroy the Core Model Dolls! Limit any kills to their Dummies.
[20:16] *** At the same time, the point-defense cannons continue firing on the Gigant. The missile pod seems to have run out of missiles to fire.
[20:17] * Cubus Gigant gives another swing of its deadly, blade-lined tail. It's looking to slice those cannons into confetti.
[20:19] * The Tundra Kits continute to SWARM and now add Floooofy huggles into the mix!
[20:25] *** The tail connects with an almighty CLANG against the armor plating, cracking and staving it in. Something CRACKS loudly inside the turret, and it seems to be moving less smoothly afterwards.
[20:27] * Cubus Gigant whips its tail around for another strike from another angle.
[20:27] * Ashmedia is in the thick of the action now. It's like every attack sent her way only stokes her excitement even further!! What kinda monster is she?!
[20:29] * ST AR-15 breaks formation to engage Ashmedia directly, and she's equally as vicious
[20:30] *** The point-defense cannons and Task Force DEFY...and Sopmod-2 Giant...keep trying to inflict some serious damage on the Cubus Gigant.
[20:30] *** They're not pay AS MUCH attention to the Sangvis Ferri ground force, nor any attention to the Moon-Rabbits as they touch down and flood out of their ships!
[20:31] *** With the group of Moon-Rabbit volunteers is none other than a familiar-looking T-Doll AND a rangy-looking red fox.
[20:33] *** Zone Fox has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:33] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Zone Fox
[20:33] <Zone Fox> :3
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[20:33] <@spiritflame> konbanwa UMP-45
[20:34] * UMP-45 rushes up to everyone, carrying with her the sealed weapon case that M16A1 always carried with her.
[20:34] <UMP-45> Where's the nearest Human?! I need to find and speak with them right now!
[20:39] <UMP-45> ME dashes deeper into the battle as all of Sangvis Ferri tries to regroup. They've taken serious losses.
[20:46] * UMP-45 keeps looking for Humans.
[20:46] <Ashmedia> Why a human?
[20:47] * Zone-Fox leaps to the ground and dashes back and forth as she stares across the swampy path to the Frontline howling and yelping anxiously.
[20:47] * UMP-45 shows Ashmedia the case and the electronic lock holding it shut.
[20:48] <UMP-45> This case will ONLY open for a biological Human. A T-Doll can't open it. But I CAN operate it once it's unlocked.
[20:51] <Ashmedia> Sadly, if you're looking for a biological human, we seem to be in short supply. There are some demons, Fallen Ones, and others here....
[20:55] * UMP-45 quickly moves past Ashmedia, pausing to gun down one of Sodmod-2's Dummy-Dolls as she does so.
[20:58] <Ashmedia> That said, I did hear tidings of some people in cryosleep getting woken up.... it has been a bit since then, though....
[21:02] <UMP-45> With the hull barricades still up, there'll be no way to get through to them. Where's that David-fella and his family? I think they're Human.
[21:05] <UMP-45> If I can get THIS unlocked, I swear I'll blow that barricade open like it's PAPER! >:D
[21:10] * Capt. David O`Cain and his kin join up, "Try Selenite, dingus."
[21:14] <UMP-45> Let's hope that's sufficient for this.
[21:15] * UMP-45 kneels down in the mud in front of David, holding up the big case with the electronic lock's flat panel facing up. Meanwhile, several Guard Dolls cluster around, locking shields in order to provide cover.
[21:16] * Megan O`Cain looks at the panel while David, Donovan, and Michelle provide additional cover
[21:18] <UMP-45> Place your hand on it.
[21:18] * Megan O`Cain places her hand on the flat panel
[21:20] *** A computer program scans Megan's palmprint, identifying it as belonging to an Organic and not a T-Doll.
[21:20] *** The case begins to hum and heat up as a power source activates. Tripod legs extend out from the underside, and UMP-45 quickly puts it down.
[21:21] <Megan O`Cain> So, what's this?
[21:22] *** As you watch, the "case" unfolds and expands a little, quickly forming into the barrel-like aperture of what looks like a semi-portable energy cannon! One that's give off a HUGE magical signature - this thing is Arcanotech!!
[21:24] <Megan O`Cain> Well now.
[21:25] * UMP-45 takes hold of the trigger mechanism that popped out of the back and starts to take aim. "Cover me!"
[21:26] <UMP-45> This is an experimental heavy weapon that was produced by 16Lab during the end parts of the Zealot War. M16A1 always carried with her the own prototype.
[21:27] <UMP-45> But when we heard about what's happened here, someone had to come and help you. M16A1 and Elisa had to get to the new objective, but they said I could come.
[21:27] <Megan O`Cain> I see. Where are they now?
[21:28] <UMP-45> They're heading to some place called Lost Alpha.
[21:29] *** Meanwhile, Sopmod-2 Giant is trying to WRASSLE with the Cubus Gigant! It just weird!
[21:30] * Cubus Gigant actually looks a little bemused as it keeps Sopmod-2 at bay. It seems to be fighting with a more defensive ideology in mind....
[21:30] * Megan O`Cain takes position to provide UMP-45 some additional cover along side her brother and cousins
[21:31] *** Several more Guards and Dragoons are shot down by snipers as the energy levels being emitted by the Mana-cannon reach critical levels, and the weapon itself starts emitting a piercing whine.
[21:31] * UMP-45 pulls the trigger!
[21:33] * Megan O`Cain and her kin return fire, including David firing the M372A3
[21:36] *** The cannon fires a single MASSIVE bolt that streaks across the distance between the shore and the Frontline. The heat it generates is intense, so much so that it actually evaporates some of the surface water!
[21:37] *** The bolt itself impacts and explodes with a force that comes close to a starship-scale macrocannon, blasting apart the barricade AND severely rocking the entire ship. One of the point-defense cannons falls silent, but the other remains active.
[21:40] *** All of the remaining Griffin T-Dolls, including Task Force DEFY, are blown off their feet by the explosion. They quickly recover and retreat back into the ship, realizing they've LOST the battle to protect the outer defenses.
[21:41] * Zone-Fox sees the massive breach that's been blasted open and HOWLS, calling out to something inside she's desperately trying to reach.
[21:42] <UMP-45> >:D
[21:43] <UMP-45> We've got our opening!
[21:43] <UMP-45> CHARGE!!! Get inside before they have time to recover!!
[21:44] <Megan O`Cain> Awesome. Let's go!
[21:44] * Megan O`Cain and her kin pick up their weapons as they stand, and proceed to run through the breach
[21:45] *** All of the remaining Sangvis Ferri forces charge through the narrow strip of swamp towards the breach. SOMEONE KEEP THAT LAST CANNON BUSY!!
[21:45] * Cubus Gigant gets right on that. Its tail flies out to reduce the final cannon to scrap!
[21:47] * Ashmedia remains outside, to help Noel and Elphelt.
[21:47] *** The barrels are seriously damaged by the last impact. An attempt to fire off a burst merely results in the rounds getting lodged in the barrels and DETONATING spectacularly.
[21:48] *** The way is open!
[21:48] * Zone Fox realizes that this is her chance and GALLOPS towards the breach with everyone else!
[21:50] *** I have to go out tomorrow night, but I will be able to continue on Thursday evening, so prepare yourselves accordingly.
[21:50] *** Thursday...close-quarters battle INSIDE the ship.
[19:31] *** Meanwhile, back inside the Zone.
[19:37] *** Chibi-AnTil [WellManneredFoxBoy@EnclaveFedCom.Net] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:37] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Chibi-AnTil
[19:37] * Chibi-AnTil is rushing through the hallways, followed closely by Negev.
[19:37] * Burroughs checks on the progress of the cryo chambers. Shizuka and Mammon are keeping tabs to ensure the release process isn't interrupted.
[19:38] * HK416 oversees
[19:40] * Capt. David O`Cain along with his sister and cousins head through the breach in the Frontline's defenses
[19:41] <~Agent> KEEP MOVING!!!
[19:46] *** Sangvis Ferri continues to slog across the swamp, trudging their way through the muddy ground.
[19:46] *** There's no return fire though.
[19:48] * Capt. David O`Cain and his kin keep on sprinting
[19:49] *** Task Force DEFY and even Sopmod-2 have retreated as well. Sopmod-2 Giant is just crushed wreckage in the water now.
[19:51] <UMP-45> Hold on!
[19:52] * Cubus Gigant takes to the skies to scout out the area ahead, as Ashmedia gets to know Noel and Elphelt.
[19:53] <Capt. David O`Cain> What, 45?
[19:56] *** Inside the breach, deep within a wide, open cleared zone, almost the ENTIRETY of the Griffin and Kryuger T-Dolls have begun amassing. Dozens of groups of Dummy Dolls have set up defensive positions in preparation for the next phase of the assault.
[19:58] * The Tundra Kits are amassing for a Grand SWARM!
[19:59] <Capt. David O`Cain> Ohhhh s[BLEEP]tballs.
[20:01] * UMP-45 is setting up something on the ground. It appears to be some kind of heavily reinforced radio transceiver
[20:01] <Noel> ...this might be trouble.
[20:03] <UMP-45> We've got ONE chance to avoid taking even more losses.
[20:03] * Megan O`Cain looks over to UMP-45, "What are you planning?"
[20:04] * UMP-45 points up into the sky.
[20:04] * Megan O`Cain and her kin all look upwards
[20:05] *** High up in the sky you see lots of clouds. Wait...there IS something.
[20:06] <Cubus Gigant> (Well, this is interesting...)
[20:09] *** High up in the sky you can see a shadow on the clouds. Something BIG is in the sky, partially blotting out the sun!
[20:10] <Michelle O`Cain> What is that?
[20:10] <Cubus Gigant> (If that is what I believe it to be....)
[20:11] *** It's a Federation voidship! The Hellesponte is literally a couple dozen kilometers overhead!
[20:11] <Cubus Gigant> (It is... well well, looks like things are about to get very interesting♫)
[20:14] <Michelle O`Cain> Ohhhhhh damn!
[20:14] <UMP-45> If we're lucky, THEY will open the way for us.
[20:14] <Donovan O`Cain> That's gonna be trouble for them.
[20:15] <Elphelt> Oh my...
[20:16] * UMP-45 turns the machine on!
[20:16] <UMP-45> Teleport beacon activated!!
[20:16] <The Tundra Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[20:21] *** Inside the ship, the T-Dolls continue to prepare for aggressive defense. There's suddenly a CLAP of thunder And them 0:36 happens!!
[20:24] *** Out of the blast of smoke, TEN Space Marines emerge!!!! GHOST FOXES!!! But three of them are very clearly wearing the colors of the DARK ANGELS!!!!
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[20:25] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Veteran-Sgt. Trajan
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[20:25] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Inquisitor-Chaplain Serbius
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[20:25] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Solarchos (Orrus Suit)
[20:26] <Solarchos (Orrus Suit)> The slaughter commences!
[20:27] <Cubus Gigant> Leave it to you to make one hell of an entrance~
[20:29] *** Trajan and Serbius step forward, laying down continuous fire with boltguns, the noise sounding like the wrath of angry gods as they blow the S[BLEEP]T out of everything and everyone before them.
[20:30] * Noel and Elphelt also make use of their ranged arsenal.
[20:32] *** The T-Dolls start screaming as they see WHO is leading the Ghost Foxes! They fire continuously from behind cover!!
[20:33] *** Then the dying starts. They're all Dummy Dolls, but they're quickly overwhelmed and exterminated, violently and brutally dismembered and blown apart by boltgun fire.
[20:33] * Capt. David O`Cain and his kin take up arms, and fire upon the T-Dolls
[20:34] * Ashmedia quickly gets into the thick of things once more. This Fallen One won't be outdone so easily♫
[20:34] * The Tundra Kits are still SWARMING inside :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D : D :D :D :D
[20:37] * Solarchos (Orrus Suit) walks forward, wading through point-blank fire as Sig-550 and Bren stand their ground, leveling their guns and EMPTYING them into the Onryo!
[20:38] * Solarchos (Orrus Suit) levels his left arm at Sig-550 and fires a barrage of bolter shells at her, blowing her in half.
[20:38] * Capt. David O`Cain and his kin continue their attack
[20:39] * Solarchos (Orrus Suit) turns slightly and does the same to Bren, nearly blasting the machine-gunner girl to pieces.
[20:39] *** The last of the T-Dolls defending this location are quickly overwhelmed and gunned down.
[20:41] * Solarchos (Orrus Suit) stops to look back at everyone.
[20:41] *** Trajan and Serbius pause to look back at everyone as well.
[20:41] <Veteran-Sgt Trajan> It's been a long time since last we met.
[20:43] <Capt. David O`Cain> Yo.
[20:43] <Megan O`Cain> Wanted to join the party, eh?
[20:46] <Inquisitor-Chaplain Serbius> Indeed.
[20:48] <Solarchos (Orrus Suit)> - My children are here. And I intend to bring them home. -
[20:48] <Megan O`Cain> Well, shall we continue onward?
[20:48] * Officer Kagami Hiiragi rushes up to join everyone, bringing with her Persica and the others.
[20:49] * The Tundra Kits are Still SWARMING inside!
[20:50] <Ashmedia> If we're ready to go, let's get to it. My cousin is in there --- perhaps she may have more to work with.
[20:52] *** The way is open for the Kits to SWAAAAAAAARM~!!
[20:52] * The Tundra Kits outside Are SWARMING INside to join in on the fun that those on the inside are having :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3
[20:53] <GR> Hey, it's us. We're keeping the back end on watch, to make certain nobody gets to escape.
[20:53] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> And little AnTil's still in there too. We have to find him!
[20:54] <Megan O`Cain> Where inside, though? They could be anywhere.
[20:54] <UMP-45> Same with my sister!
[20:54] *** Some of the other Sangvis Ferri Ringleaders rush up.
[20:54] <Michelle O`Cain> Yeah. We don't know where to even begin searching.
[20:54] <Ashmedia> Sounds like we might need to branch off.
[20:54] <Gager> I know where.
[20:55] <Gager> If they've gotten free, then they're heading to where Architect is being held to release her.
[20:56] <Gager> She's inside a special containment cell near the command center.
[20:57] <The Tundra Kits> :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3
[20:57] <Officer Kagami Hiiragi> If the overall layout of the ship hasn't been altered much, then I can lead everyone there.
[20:57] <Capt. David O`Cain> Then that's where we ought to go to.
[20:57] * The Tundra Kits are SWARMING! YOU'll have to get past them, they're so numerous :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3 :D :3
[20:58] * Officer Kagami Hiiragi starts trying to wade through all of the the Tundra Kits.
[20:58] * Zone Fox poses atop the mangled body of one of the downed Dummy Dolls and HOWLS triumphantly. She WILL find her lost friends!
[20:58] *** Meanwhile...Burroughs?
[20:59] *** "Resuscitation complete. Unlocking now."
[20:59] <Burroughs> We have success. Shizuka, Mammon, a hand if you would.
[21:00] * Shizuka and Mammon head over to help.
[21:01] *** The occupants begin to wake up...and HK416 gasps as she recognizes them ALL.
[21:05] <HK416> C...commander Kryuger!
[21:06] *** From one of the cryopads sits up an absolute BEAR of a man who's big enough to qualify as a Space Marine!!
[21:07] *** Commander Berezovich Kryuger has joined #suburbansenshi3
[21:07] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Commander Berezovich Kryuger
[21:07] * Commander Berezovich Kryuger looks at HK416, then at everyone else in the room with her.
[21:07] <Commander Berezovich Kryuger> T-Doll...give me a full status report.
[21:10] *** And pause here for now since I need to get going. I'll be on with you all tomorrow, so we'll pick up things from here.
[21:10] *** Until then, good night.
[19:23] *** Meanwhile, inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone...or more specifically CONTINUING FROM WHERE LAST NIGHT ENDED.
[19:24] * Commander Berezovich Kryuger carefully gets to his feet, surveying his surroundings and taking stock of everyone else in the room.
[19:24] <Chibi-Catri> =^ ^=
[19:27] <Commander Berezovich Kryuger> ...?!
[19:28] * One of the other women that awakened with Kryuger quickly regains her composure and assesses the situation for herself as well
[19:28] *** Helianthus has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:28] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Helianthus
[19:29] * Burroughs keeps tabs on the other cryopods, making certain nothing goes awry. Shizuka and Mammon are on guard.
[19:29] <Helianthus> This is the Frontline for certain, but it appears to have sustained extensive damage.
[19:30] <Helianthus> I'm going to need access to the command center in order to obtain a full status update of our situation though.
[19:31] <Helianthus> And...who are these people in here with us?
[19:32] <HK416> I...
[19:33] <HK416> I don't know how exactly to explain this, but we were obeying our most recent and highest priority command protocols.
[19:34] * Another girl comes over to closely inspect the newcomers. She seems quite eager to see you all...and seems to be sizing you up for something.
[19:34] <Kalina> Well dressed. They certainly look healthy. I'm sensing MONEY!! :D
[19:35] <Mammon> (Hm.. we'll see about that.)
[19:38] * Kalina peers down at little Catriona. "And THIS one certainly stands out nicely. Where did you come from, little critter-girl?"
[19:38] <Chibi-Catri> Critter-girl?! >:O
[19:39] <Chibi-Catri> I'm a Kitsune-onna! As if my tails didn't make that obvious!
[19:39] <Chibi-Catri> >:f
[19:39] * Kalina giggles big time at the sight of the pout.
[19:40] <Commander Berezovich Kryuger> This is no time for idle banter. Status report, T-Doll. Now.
[19:42] <HK416> Uh yes!! We have succeeded in locating and identifying the children of the Onryo, making contact with them, and bringing them here. Their abduction was declared Strategic Importance Absolute.
[19:42] <HK416> Partial success was achieved. Two of the five were brought here.
[19:43] <Helianthus> The...Onryo?
[19:44] <HK416> Yes. This is Catriona Amestris-Langister, second-youngest daughter of the Governor-Militant of the Van Saar Federation.
[19:49] * The two youngsters quickly rush over to inspect Chibi-Catri closely.
[19:50] * Seele seems highly intrigued by Chibi-Catri's fluffy tails and ears.
[19:50] <Seele> So pretty! I love her hair!
[19:50] <Burroughs> bet to say you've not met a Kitsune before.
[19:52] * Deele seems a little more interested in the technology Chibi-Catri is wearing.
[19:52] <Deele> That's a Van Saar hostile environment suit all right, but not a design I've seen before now. Is this a new type?
[19:53] <Helianthus> Wait...she's FEDERATION?! And the daughter of the Governor-Militant HIMSELF?!
[19:55] <Burroughs> (Took her a moment to realize, huh?)
[19:57] <Commander Berezovich Kryuger> ...What have you T-Dolls done?
[19:58] * Helianthus approaches Burroughs.
[19:58] <Helianthus> Who are you?
[19:59] <Burroughs> Name's Burroughs. I'm a fifth-generation AI in the service of Overlord Raoul.
[19:59] <Burroughs> The Kunoichi over there is a co-worker, Shizuka, and the redhead is Mammon, a recent friend of ours.
[19:59] <Helianthus> AI? And you give me access to basic ship internal information systems?
[20:01] <Helianthus> ^Can you
[20:02] <Burroughs> I can give it a solid try. The other T-Dolls might intercept my attempt -- fair warning.
[20:03] <Helianthus> What exactly is going on here anyway?
[20:03] <Kalina> It sounds like the ship's on lockdown.
[20:04] * Deele is looking over some of the other cryopods. "All of these suffered a total power loss! I think we're the ONLY survivors of the entire company!"
[20:05] <Seele> What?! Everyone else is dead? How did that happen?
[20:07] <HK416> The ship crashed on Earth, in Ukraine. Deep within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. I think it happened sometime a year ago.
[20:08] *** In the distance you can hear the faint sounds of explosions.
[20:13] * Elsewhere on the ship THIS is happening . Every single Dummy Doll is being activated and deployed, rushing into battle against enemies that are advancing relentlessly deeper into the ship.
[20:15] *** And the Griffin T-Dolls are losing. BADLY. Sangvis Ferri is slowly pushing further inwards, using their own Dolls as shields to absorb the worst of the losses and allowing their allies to advance with minimal problems.
[20:16] *** That and the Ghost Foxes are just obliterating everything.
[20:16] <Chibi-Catri> :D
[20:16] <Chibi-Catri> My father's come!!!!
[20:17] <Mammon> ...and from the sound of things, it seems my cousins have also met up with him.
[20:24] * Mammon 's prediction would soon bear true... first is this man...
[20:24] * He is then joined by this woman as they help cut a swath through Griffin's forces.
[20:28] *** There are some areas of STIFF RESISTANCE though.
[20:30] * Sopmod-2 has rejoined the battle too And HOLY CRAP, IS SHE REALLY THAT PSYCHO?!
[20:33] <Helianthus> ...!!!!
[20:33] <Helianthus> We're locked out! I have no access to command functions from here.
[20:33] * Capt. David O`Cain and his kin continue their fighting, and hooooly s[BLEEP]tballs, are they wrecking face
[20:33] <Helianthus> We have to get to the command center to even have a chance at making the T-Dolls stand down.
[20:34] <Commander Berezovich Kryuger> T-Doll, WHY did you kidnap the children of the leader of the Federation?!
[20:34] <Burroughs> Be warned -- we're gonna have to get by a helluva lotta gunfire.
[20:35] <HK416> We were obeying the Last Command! Obeying our orders are all we are made to do!
[20:35] <Commander Berezovich Kryuger> I never authorized ANY such command!!
[20:36] <HK416> What?!