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<@FireFly_9> Chibiusa-chan types like an enigma machine on the fritz.

welcome to #suburbansenshi3

[18:47] * Eliza McIntash 's floating disembodied head smiles back, happily, and keeps doing so until Chateaux decides to stop running Eliza2.exe
[18:47] * @Chateaux Concierge eventually shuts it off lol
[18:48] *** Eliza McIntash [0] has quit IRC (A childhood spent being loved is the greatest of all treasures.)
[19:11] *** Meanwhile, back on Planeta del Agua...
[19:16] * M3 is swimming around underwater, trying to explore the briny deeps off the shore of Base Island.
[19:16] <M3> @___@
[19:18] * Capt. David O`Cain is with a Marine fireteam, scouring the landscape near the base on patrol while Michelle and Donovan are busy with the M372A3 Heavy Storm Bolter
[19:19] * M3 surfaces and swims over to the shore, hurling a large duffel bag at the first person she sees. "HERE!!! Here's the smeggin' ore I found while I was down there!!"
[19:19] <Capt. David O`Cain> What ore?
[19:20] * M3 is now RUNNING in a mad dash out of the water. There's a faint but distinct gurgling sound coming from the water behind her.
[19:20] *** The water EXPLODES everywhere as a Crashfish self-destructs near the surface, sending M3 tumbling head over heels!
[19:21] <Capt. David O`Cain> That was a close call.
[19:21] <M3> AAAaaaAAAaaaaaAAAaaaaaAAAaaaAAAAAaaaahhh!!!
[19:21] <M3> >___<;;
[19:22] *** The bag has assorted nuggets of titanium, silver, and gold ore inside of it.
[19:22] * Capt. David O`Cain heads over to M3 as the PLV makes landfall from the water, bringing Megan's group back to home base
[19:24] * Megan O`Cain leads Beta and Gamma Squads out of the PLV's forward hatch, and walks over to the camp
[19:24] <UMP-45> Heeeeeeeeey! You're finally back!!
[19:25] <Springfield> ^__^
[19:25] <HK416> :/
[19:25] <Megan O`Cain> We are, and found Alldrogis. He's still investigating some warpstones, BUT we do have comms to talk with him.
[19:27] * Megan O`Cain tosses 45 a radio
[19:34] <Megan O`Cain> So, yeah. Turns out there were warpstones that triggered the Warp signals from the satellite. But the source of said stones is unknown. Furthermore, I'm getting a bad feeling that there may have been more warp-like signals. A heavy gut feeling.
[19:36] <UMP-9> Oh?!
[19:36] <UMP-9> How is he? :D
[19:37] <G11> Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
[19:37] * HK416 goes over and KICKS G11 awake.
[19:38] <HK416> So what's the status here? And why am I detecting trace radiation readings coming from the east?
[19:46] <Megan O`Cain> Alldrogis is doing well, 9. He's currently monitoring some warpstones detected.
[19:47] * HK416 looks at the weird ship-thing that the MKA built.
[19:47] <SFC Iris Gainsburough> Armored b[BLEEP]ch made an appearance some time ago, firing at the girls in the water that were carrying a few kits with them. Then a small nuke went off, fired well off-shore.
[19:50] <Springfield> That's what happened to them?! Describe the girls you're speaking of!
[19:52] * SFC Iris Gainsburough explains to Springfield what was reported after the incident with the Exo-armor
[19:52] * Capt. David O`Cain is helping M3 out
[19:53] <Springfield> That sounds exactly like the ones WE ran into!
[19:54] <HK416> Especially that smug white-haired bimbo who reminds me SO MUCH of you, 45.
[19:54] <UMP-45> Don't hate me 'cause you ain't me. ^__~
[19:57] <SFC Iris Gainsburough> Anyway, we felt a bit bored, and so decided to build that (points to the ship), the HMS Queen's Bounty.
[20:00] <HK416> Interesting choice for a water world.
[20:00] <G11> ...Uhhh, that name wouldn't be the same ship that was commanded by a genuine a[BLEEP]le, would it?
[20:01] <SFC Iris Gainsburough> The hell you talking about? This is the ship of the Jolly Rogers Platoon!
[20:03] <M2HB> Oh yeah! Will there be a mutiny? :D
[20:05] * Capt. David O`Cain walks up to the group with the bag over his shoulder, and dragging M3 by the collar, "TO HELL WITH MUTINY! Any that dares to gets a bullet in the brain, and sent to Davy Jones!"
[20:06] <SFC Iris Gainsburough> It's also unwise to piss off an O`Cain.
[20:09] <M2HB> ^__~
[20:09] <M3> X___x
[20:09] <M3> - I hAtE tHe OcEaN~! -
[20:10] <Springfield> How have the Tundra Kits here on the island been?
[20:11] <SFC Iris Gainsburough> Helpful.
[20:12] <Capt. David O`Cain> Yeah. They've been helping us gather materials for the ship building, and on occasion hold stuff.
[20:14] <HK416> >__<
[20:14] <HK416> >__>
[20:14] <HK416> <__<
[20:15] <HK416> Are any here right now to hold?
[20:15] <Capt. David O`Cain> What's that, 416?
[20:16] <HK416> ...Are there any Tundra Kits that I could hold.
[20:18] <Capt. David O`Cain> I'm sure there are somewhere.
[20:21] <Thompson> So what all did you manage to find besides our wayward Inquisitor-Lord?
[20:23] <Megan O`Cain> More materials, notes, and a computer.
[20:25] <Thompson> A computer?
[20:26] <UMP-45> What was on it? That hentai puzzle game "Hunie Pop"? :D
[20:26] * Megan O`Cain relays what Dean found on the computer to the inquisiting T-Dolls
[20:28] <Megan O`Cain> It seems that at some point based on the notes found, this island had Alliance, Federation, AND Imperium. Some Sea-Dolls were constructed, but one day, those went insane. (continues relaying info)
[20:29] <UMP-9> C-Dolls? Not T-Dolls?
[20:30] <Megan O`Cain> Well, they're T-Dolls, but they're more Navy oriented than you guys are.
[20:30] <Megan O`Cain> And it's Sea-Dolls, as in the ocean.
[20:35] <UMP-9> I've never heard of naval-based T-Dolls before.
[20:35] <M1911A1> Yeah, that's totally weird! How did they come about?
[20:36] <Megan O`Cain> Well...(goes into as much detail as she can)
[20:43] <UMP-9> And one of the wrecked ships to the south of here is actually...?!?! :O
[20:44] <Megan O`Cain> We don't know yet, unfortunately. The Descos are having some difficulty last I checked.
[20:46] <UMP-45> Then we need to get back in touch with them soon.
[20:47] * Megan O`Cain nods
[20:48] <Megan O`Cain> Still, it's more than when we started.
[20:52] <UMP-45> Also, have you heard the news?! :D
[20:55] <Megan O`Cain> What?
[21:01] <UMP-45> The Federation is in orbit!
[21:02] <UMP-9> They blew a hole through the planetary shield! It only stayed open for a minute or so, but it was long enough that we received a quick message from the Defender of Cadia
[21:02] <Megan O`Cain> S[BLEEP]t. Kinda wondered what was causing all that lightshow.
[21:02] <Megan O`Cain> Also, it's good that the fleet now has some back up.
[21:09] <HK416> Oh Gott, bitte sag mir nicht, dass SIE tatsächlich hier unten ist.
[21:11] <Megan O`Cain> Eh?
[21:15] <HK416> Let's just get inside for the night. There's another storm coming our way.
[21:16] *** Suddenly, there's a loud whistling sound directly overhead as something flies past you all!
[21:16] <Megan O`Cain> Alright.
[21:16] <Megan O`Cain> What the..?!
[21:16] <Capt. David O`Cain> The f[BLEEP]k was that?! O_o
[21:22] <HK416> o__O
[21:23] <UMP-45> Get to shelter! It may be another raid!
[21:23] * UMP-9 scoops up several Tundra Kits to carry them to the safety of the caves!
[21:23] * Capt. David O`Cain and the landing party quickly get under cover
[21:24] * HK416 throws G11 behind her to serve as a decoy for the rest of them to escape!
[21:24] *** UMP-45 has left #suburbansenshi3 (Into the caves!)
[21:24] *** UMP-9 has left #suburbansenshi3 (Fluffy caves?)
[21:25] *** And until then, good night everyone.
[19:19] *** A bunch of "somethings" buzzed over everyone's heads in the darkness, and with the poor visibility it's almost impossible to determine what it is (definitely not the birds).
[19:19] *** Although it's possible that the bad visibility goes both ways.
[19:21] * Capt. David O`Cain activates his visor's UV-FLIR combo as he looks at the sky
[19:21] <Springfield> >__>
[19:21] <M1 Garand> <__<
[19:22] *** There are at least a dozen small objects flying at high velocity through the air. They closely resemble birds except you've never heard of birds making sounds like THAT before.
[19:23] <Capt. David O`Cain> The hell am I looking at?
[19:25] <M1 Garand> Dunno...
[19:26] <M3 Grease Gun> A newly evolved and unholy fusion of flying fish and Crashfish?!!
[19:27] * Capt. David O`Cain tries to see where these "birds" are coming from
[19:28] * M1897 just PUNCHES M3 in the face!!!!
[19:28] *** It's hard to say just where they originated from since they seem to be circling overheard, but since you all sailed in from the north it's unlikely that they came from there.
[19:29] *** To the west it's deeper water. To the east is where the Sea-Dolls disappeared to, and to the south it's open water.
[19:30] * Capt. David O`Cain tries to zoom in his vision just enough for a clearer picture
[19:37] *** The "birds" seem to, they're actually very small aircraft! They're about the size of a large bird...maybe five-foot wingspan. On closer examination they look like micronized subsonic jet aircraft.
[19:39] <Capt. David O`Cain> Jets? Am I seeing this right?
[19:40] <HK416> Waitwhat?
[19:41] * G11 has dove to the ground and covered herself with dirt, rocks, and whatever else is on hand to conceal herself.
[19:42] * Megan O`Cain puts her helmet on, and uses the same combination of nightvision to see what's in the sky
[19:47] *** There's about a dozen or so of the tiny aircraft circling around overhead. They seem to be in very organized flight patterns, like they're patrolling.
[19:49] <Megan O`Cain> Confirmed. We got aircraft above us. I don't think they see us, but for now David and I can.
[19:51] * Springfield carefully scans around.
[19:52] <Springfield> If you give me a fixed point of reference to act as a central point and give me their exact trajectory, altitude, and speed, I can shoot one of them down for you if you wish.
[19:52] <Megan O`Cain> Problem with that, Spring. We don't know where they came from, nor do we know who they belong to.
[19:53] <UMP-45> Any identifying marks?
[19:58] * Megan O`Cain tries to get any more details on the planes
[20:04] *** You see a strange symbol of the side of them all: multiple lines coming together to form something similar to a crucifix.
[20:07] <Megan O`Cain> Some kind of cross. (opens a vid-window in front of her for others to see)
[20:11] <UMP-45> Never seen it before.
[20:12] <UMP-9> Not Sangvis Ferri
[20:15] <Thompson> Not anything I've ever seen
[20:15] <Capt. David O`Cain> Can't say it's familiar, sis.
[20:18] <Megan O`Cain> At least we have a marker.
[20:18] * Megan O`Cain and David turn towards the water to get a good look at what may be out there
[20:19] *** Which direction?
[20:24] * Megan O`Cain and David scans from West, to South, and then to East
[20:28] *** Nothing to the west.
[20:31] *** to the SOUTH however~!
[20:35] *** To the south you can just make out what just might be three Sea-Dolls on the water.
[20:36] <Megan O`Cain> Got something (moves the vid-window to her back for the T-Dolls to look through).
[20:39] *** You can JUST make out three pairs of glowing eyes in the darkness - aqua, red, and one heterochromatic red AND blue.
[20:40] *** The one in the center of the formation looks different because it looks like she's sitting in some kind of vehicle...or maybe that's just her exo-skeletal rigging?
[20:42] *** But you can make out some more of the mini-drones circling around near the three.
[20:43] * Megan O`Cain tries to increase the zoom on her vision, focusing on the three figures
[20:45] *** Impossible to make out any details in the gloom, but it's definitely THEM. Eisenblut.
[20:46] <Capt. David O`Cain> Looks like we got a trio of those Sea-Dolls we keep seeing.
[20:47] <Megan O`Cain> And more of those drones flying about.
[20:50] <HK416> Them AGAIN?!
[20:50] <UMP-45> They are very persistent.
[20:57] <Megan O`Cain> Apparently.
[20:57] <Megan O`Cain> What are they waiting on, or for, I wonder?
[20:58] <M1 Garand> Us maybe?
[21:00] <Megan O`Cain> Why, though? All we've been doing is conducting an investigation.
[21:05] <HK416> THEY don't seem to think so, remember?
[21:05] <Springfield> They do act very hostile in general.
[21:08] <Megan O`Cain> Perhaps, but we've done nothing to them aside from armored c[BLEEP]t's antics. But we don't even know whose side SHE'S on.
[21:10] * Capt. David O`Cain is trying to get a better vision of the three Sea-Dolls
[21:12] *** The red-eyed one points at something! She may have spotted the HMS Queen's Bounty!
[21:13] <Capt. David O`Cain> Wait. What is she pointing at?
[21:22] * Capt. David O`Cain tries to see which direction red-eyes is pointing
[21:22] <UMP-9> Your ship maybe?
[21:25] <Capt. David O`Cain> If they even try anything...
[21:26] *** Suddenly, there's a series of small explosions in the direction of the island where the HMS Queen's Bounty is ashore!
[21:27] * Megan O`Cain and David both quickly turn towards the Queen's Bounty
[21:30] *** AND PAUSE HERE FOR THE NIGHT! We'll continue where we leave off tonight with more tomorrow.
[21:31] *** Until then, thank you all for participating and paying attention.
[19:17] *** AND WE ARE BACK!
[19:18] *** Explosions are now flaring all over the area where the HMS Queen's Bounty has been pulled ashore.
[19:21] <UMP-9> D:
[19:21] * Capt. David O`Cain and Megan quickly rush towards the Queen's Bounty
[19:23] *** A small swarm of drones are strafing it with a combination of beam-lasers and shaped-charge mini-missiles.
[19:24] <Capt. David O`Cain> DAXTER! GET THE PHALANX ONLINE NOW!
[19:24] <Daxter> On it!
[19:26] *** The drones are coming back for a second pass! These things are NOT using antiquated weaponry! They're using high-grade weaponry equal to continuous-fire lasguns and bolt launchers!
[19:27] * Daxter slams a fist onto a red button within the HUD, and the Phalanx CIWS system comes online with six turrets in all: 2 on the aft deck, 2 at mid-deck, and 2 at the fore deck
[19:28] *** The drone squadron attacks! Sharp "sssss-SNAP" sounds of beam-lasers burning through the air and the sharp booms of missiles striking their targets start to ring out. You're already in range!
[19:31] * Phalanx CIWS turrets take aim at the drones, and unleash a torrent of firepower from the Vulcan gatling cannons
[19:31] *** Roll 1d100 please.
[19:32] <Capt. David O`Cain> YOU BA[BLEEP]RDS GET AWAY FROM MY SHIP!
[19:32] <spiritflame> Phalanx CIWS turrets rolls 1d100 for shooting down drones [ 73 ]
[19:32] <spiritflame> Eisenblut Drones rolls 1d100 [ 35 ]
[19:33] *** Several drones are completely shredded and cascade out of the sky in pieces to scatter all over the beach, flaming in some cases. The rest of the squadron scatters and veers off.
[19:37] * The three Sea-Dolls start to rapidly advance towards the fighting!
[19:37] * Capt. David O`Cain gets on the radio, and in Selenite, "RANGERS! MARINES! T-DOLLS! TO YOUR STATIONS!"
[19:40] * Capt. David O`Cain continues running to the ship along with Megan as the 13th Ranger Platoon and the two Marine squads pile out of their cave cover, and take up firing positions
[19:41] * Donovan O`Cain and Michelle stay in the cave as they put the finishing touches to the M372A3
[19:41] *** The G&K T-Dolls scamper for their positions!
[19:44] *** The Eisenblut Sea-Dolls are quickly approaching. Getting a SLIGHTLY better look at their rigging, it looks like two of them are "Destroyers" and the third is...something else.
[19:47] * Capt. David O`Cain and his Rangers load energy magazines into their REC-7s while the M249s are chambered with 7.62mm APT (armor-piercing tungsten), and the Marines embark on the ship to man a surprise for the Sea-Dolls
[19:49] * Megan O`Cain slides into position, and readies .300 AAC Blackout rounds in her M16A4
[19:51] *** The Sea-Dolls are getting closer. The strange one launching MORE of those aerial drones from the two oversized modules that are the side arms of her rigging. Is she some kind of "Carrier" variant?!
[19:57] * Megan O`Cain and the rest of the Moon Kingdom ground forces take aim at the Sea-Dolls, and wait until the time is right
[19:57] *** The Sea-Dolls get closer...
[19:58] *** Z20 has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:58] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Z20
[19:58] *** Z36 has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:58] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Z36
[19:59] *** Weser has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:59] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Weser
[20:03] * Weser is a rather shapely and buxom Sea-Doll with short red hair, eyes to match, and a VERY busty figure! Her side exoskeleton-arms are long, flat platforms that are definitely drone launchers, and her upper arms are taken up by a pair of low-caliber rapid-fire gauss rifles.
[20:04] * Weser launches MORE of her drones while Z20 and Z36 accelerate ahead of her!
[20:05] <Capt. David O`Cain> Wait a little longer...
[20:05] * Z20 looks downright KIT-LIKE with her eager expression. >:3
[20:07] * Z36 looks just as devilish as she arms her cannons and launchers. >:d
[20:10] * Z36 and Z20 start firing at the Queen's Bounty, letting loose with higher-caliber gauss cannons and low-powered particle beams! Their launchers flare and both of them fire a volley of surface-to-surface missiles!
[20:11] <Capt. David O`Cain> [ALL UNITS, OPEN FIRE!]
[20:11] *** Weser's drones disperse into several smaller groups and fly in different directions. It looks like she's planning to attack from several directions at once!
[20:11] <Springfield> :D
[20:11] * Springfield and M1 Garand start shooting from long range!
[20:12] * M2HB M1919, and M1918 BAR start shooting on full-auto!
[20:13] * HK416 and G11 start blasting away as best they can with aimed shots. The Sea-Dolls are still very far out from the shore, so they're at long range.
[20:13] * Capt. David O`Cain and the Moon Kingdom ground force open up a hail of gunfire at Z20 and Z36 while the CISW system act as anti-air and anti-missile (as designed)
[20:14] * The Marine squads bring four cannons to bear on the port side, and start firing airburst shells at the Sea-Dolls
[20:15] * Donovan O`Cain and Michelle are 98% complete on the mod install
[20:20] *** Z20 and Z36 are engulfed by explosions of shrapnel that flare BRIGHTLY against their shields!!
[20:24] <HK416> Keep hitting them!
[20:25] *** Z20's and Z36's conversion shields are flashing in epilepsy-inducing intensity as they struggle to absorb the sheer volume of fire being leveled at them!
[20:25] *** Gauss rounds SMASH into the Queen's Bounty, each shot impacting with the force of a 40mm autocannon round!
[20:27] *** Several of the missiles are shot down by the CIWS, but one strikes home and impacts HARD at supersonic velocity, its depleted uranium prow impacting with full force! It's a kinetic-kill missile!
[20:27] * Donovan O`Cain and Michelle quickly head over to David as fast as they can carrying the Heavy Storm with them
[20:30] <Donovan O`Cain> [It's done! The mod is ready!]
[20:30] <Capt. David O`Cain> [About damn time!]
[20:32] * Capt. David O`Cain takes the M372A3 Heavy Storm Bolter from his cousins, and attaches a Wild West coffin looking pack onto his back while Donovan and Michelle fire blaster shots at the Sea-Dolls
[20:38] *** Weser's drones start attacking from FOUR different directions: three sides AND from directly above!!
[20:40] * Capt. David O`Cain carefully aims the Heavy Storm at the Destroyers as the Phalanx turrets rapidly fire at the drones, and the Marines continue their cannon barrage
[20:41] *** The drones coming from the sides are fired up, but just HOW HIGH can the Phalanx cannon's mountings allow their barrels of angle upwards?
[20:44] * Phalanx CIWS turrets can elevate upward as much as 80 degrees vertical
[20:45] * Capt. David O`Cain fires the Heavy Storm at the Destroyers while the Rangers continue their pressuring firepower
[20:49] *** The Phalanxs are having a hard time targeting because those overheard drones are coming in at a direct 90-degree angle! DIVE BOMBERS!
[20:49] * Megan O`Cain lies down on her back, and starts firing upwards at the drones attacking the Queen's Bounty
[20:50] *** Meanwhile, the rest of the drones are getting shredded, but they're still managing to get off some last shots and rake cutting-lasers across their targets, slicing into several people and T-Dolls before they're destroyed!
[20:50] * Z20 yelps as her shields fail and she takes several hits that punch into her slender body and rigging!
[20:52] <Capt. David O`Cain> [Atlas Mode, now!]
[20:53] * Capt. David O`Cain stands up as his metallic armor bulks up a bit while the exposed areas take on a more scaly appearance akin to Dragon Skin body armor, and converts the M372A3 into hipfire mode
[20:53] * Z36 moves in closer to support her, laying down a constant barrage of particle cannon and HE missile fire!
[20:55] * Capt. David O`Cain presses a button to cause a trio of barrels to spin up like a minigun, and then pulls the trigger to fire rounds at a faster rate than it would in shoulder fire mode, aiming to shoot down the Destroyers
[20:59] * Z36 concentrates her fire on the heavy armor trooper that is David!
[21:00] *** Z20 takes another hit that blows off one of the weapon arms of her rigging!
[21:01] *** All of Weser's remaining drones break off their attack on the HMS Queen's Bounty and concentrate their fire on David! But not before firing a volley of kinetic-kill missiles at the ship.
[21:03] * Capt. David O`Cain brings up his armor's spherical barrier for additional protection as he keeps on firing while the Rangers, the Marines manning the cannons, and his kin all keep up their firing at the Sea-Dolls
[21:07] *** Z36's shields fail and she takes several hits that not only cut up her body quite badly, but tear BOTH of her main weapon arms off of her Rigging.
[21:07] <Z36> AAAAHHHH!
[21:09] <Capt. David O`Cain> [Don't let up!]
[21:13] * Capt. David O`Cain and the Moon Kingdom ground force continue firing upon the Sea-Dolls
[21:14] *** A barrage of long-range heavy cannon fire starts to pelt the beach as two more Sea-Dolls come into long range!
[21:15] *** Scharnhorst has joined #suburbansenshi3
[21:15] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Scharnhorst
[21:15] *** Gneisenau has joined #suburbansenshi3
[21:15] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Gneisenau
[21:16] <Scharnhorst> Rückzug! Rückzug!
[21:17] * Weser begins retrieving what few drones remain.
[21:18] * Z20 and Z36 withdraw as the powerful gauss cannons of Gneisenau and Scharnhorst just BLAST the HELL out of everything on the shore!
[21:18] *** The T-Dolls all duck and cover!
[21:19] * Capt. David O`Cain and the force quickly hit the dirt
[21:23] *** Z20 has left #suburbansenshi3 ("Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah~!!!!" T__T)
[21:24] *** Z36 has left #suburbansenshi3 (Ein Teufel wird so nicht besiegt!)
[21:25] *** Weser has left #suburbansenshi3 (Es ist nicht vorbei)
[21:26] * Scharnhorst glares at the Island with her one eye. //___<;;
[21:28] <Gneiseneu> Vorsichtig. Du bist gerade zu wütend.
[21:28] <Gneiseneu> Wir haben jetzt das Maß unserer Feinde. Wir müssen uns entsprechend vorbereiten.
[21:29] *** Gneiseneu has left #suburbansenshi3
[21:29] <Scharnhorst> //__<
[21:29] * Scharnhorst fires off one last volley and begins her own retreat.
[21:30] * Capt. David O`Cain stands back up after the volley is over
[21:30] *** Scharnhorst has left #suburbansenshi3 ( Der Vater wird dafür Buße verlangen.)
[21:31] <M3 Grease Gun> @___@
[21:31] <M1919> X__X
[21:31] * M1919 and M3 both got the CRAP blasted out of both of themselves during the battle!
[21:34] * Capt. David O`Cain turns back to the ship and the ground force, and then raises the Heavy Storm high, "We beat them!"
[21:34] * Michelle O`Cain cheers with the Rangers and Marines
[21:36] *** You beat them back, but at the cost of a fair amount of damage in the process. And you were only facing a pair of Destroyer-girls and a Light Carrier-Gal.
[21:37] <Megan O`Cain> A hard fought victory. Before we celebrate, let's treat the wounded, and fix up the place. We're not done with them yet.
[21:38] <Donovan O`Cain> Aye. We've got much work to do, cousin. But hey, at least we have an idea of what they threw at us.
[21:38] <UMP-9> Quick! Check to make sure the Tundra Foxes weren't hurt!
[21:38] *** UMP-9 has left #suburbansenshi3 (Protect all things Fluffy!)
[21:40] <G11> Hmmm?
[21:40] <Megan O`Cain> Maybe, Donnie, but they'll no doubt send more at us. Regardless, we'll be ready.
[21:40] * G11 noticed something on a different part of the island, away from where the fighting had been.
[21:41] * G11 heads off in that direction. "Hello? Who's down here?"
[21:41] <Capt. David O`Cain> Something up, G11?
[21:41] *** There are several quick flashes of light, and the distinct sound of las-rounds!
[21:43] <G11> Ahh!
[21:43] *** G11 has left #suburbansenshi3 (>__<)
[21:43] <Capt. David O`Cain> Wha?!
[21:43] <UMP-45> Oh crap!! Get down there!
[21:43] <UMP-45> DM And pause here for tonight! We'll do some more tomorrow! Until then, take care everyone!
[21:44] *** ^
[19:52] *** And we're back!!
[19:52] <Capt. David O`Cain> The hell just happened?!
[19:53] * G11 has disappeared while heading towards an isolated part of the island!
[19:57] *** You can hear the sounds of her gun burst-firing, followed by the distinct sounds of las-rounds!
[19:59] <HK416> ...What did she get herself into now?
[20:01] <Capt. David O`Cain> Whatever it was, we gotta get her outta there!
[20:02] * Capt. David O`Cain sees Megan already moving out to retrieve G11, "Hey, wait for me, sis!"
[20:05] *** More shooting! G11 is really going all-out now!
[20:05] * Capt. David O`Cain and Megan follow the sounds of gun fire while Iris, Michelle, and Donovan stay at the ship
[20:11] *** You round a large cliff made up of boulders made smooth by wind and shiny by ice to find G11 crouched behind an icy effigy you're pretty certain was NOT there before!
[20:14] * Capt. David O`Cain and Megan joins G11 behind cover, "G11, status!
[20:17] <G11> We've been infiltrated my one of those bimbos!!
[20:18] * Capt. David O`Cain gets out a pair of binoculars to look downrange
[20:18] * G11 finishes reloading and steps back out to resuming firing!
[20:18] * Megan O`Cain aims down her M16A4's ACOG to look for targets
[20:18] * G11 then gets KNOCKED THE F[BLEEP]K OUT by a rock that connects VERY squarely with the middle of her forehead!
[20:18] <G11> @___@
[20:22] * Megan O`Cain uses telekinesis to pull G11 behind cover while David looks to see who's doing the shooting
[20:23] *** Another barrage of las-round fire sprays all over the place. Someone REALLY doesn't want to you be anywhere near that effigy!
[20:31] *** They keep shooting too!
[20:34] * Capt. David O`Cain gets out M40 sniper rifle kitted for .338 Lapua rounds, and aims down the scope to see who is out there
[20:41] *** What kind of vision enhancement are you using?
[20:42] * Capt. David O`Cain is using the same UV-FLIR combo as his visor within the scope
[20:48] *** IT's hard to tell, but there is DEFINITELY a humanoid form darting back and forth among the rocks higher up the slope.
[20:48] *** You can only see one person though.
[20:49] <Capt. David O`Cain> Having a hard time keeping eyes on target. Someone is out there.
[20:50] * Megan O`Cain uses her visor's nightvision combo to see if she can spot the target
[20:55] *** You can just make out a small, child-like female form up there!
[20:56] *** At first glance she almost looks like Nitori from Gensokyo with a similar face, body shape, and hairstyle, but her clothing is different and her expression even moreso.
[20:57] * U-556 fires a shot directly at you Megan!
[20:58] * Megan O`Cain lowers her head just enough to avoid the shot while keeping her eyes on U-556
[20:59] * Capt. David O`Cain takes the opportunity to fire a single .338 Lapua round at U-556 while she is pre-occupied
[21:03] * U-556 is hit and falls from the slopes! She tumbles down and lands with a huge THUD at the foot of the slope!
[21:04] <Capt. David O`Cain> Target down.
[21:04] <Megan O`Cain> Nice shot. Let's go!
[21:04] <U-556> @____@
[21:04] <G11> x___x
[21:05] * Megan O`Cain gets up and moves toward U-556's position, keeping her rifle trained on the girl
[21:05] *** You have CAPTURED a member of Eisenblut!!!!
[21:05] * Capt. David O`Cain moves up to G11's position, keeping Megan covered with his sniper rifle
[21:07] <G11> UuuuUUUuuuuUUuuuuhhh...
[21:07] * Megan O`Cain goes up to U-556, and checks to see if she truly is out
[21:08] <Capt. David O`Cain> Wakey wakey, 11. Shootout's over.
[21:11] * U-556 does seem to be out of action for the moment, but you don't know how long.
[21:11] <G11> X___x
[21:13] * Megan O`Cain quickly wraps U-556 up in a blanket, and secures her with some rope
[21:14] * Capt. David O`Cain nudges G11 with a hand as he carefully applies healing, "Come on, on your feet."
[21:15] *** And now here is a good point to stop for the night. We'll pick things up tomorrow as well. Excellent work on grabbing that Untersea-Doll
[21:16] *** Until tomorrow then. Good night for now.
[19:21] *** You've dragged the incapacitated Sea-Doll back into the caves of the island under heavy guard. Given the lack of retaliation from Eisenblut, it may be that the rest of the Sea-Dolls haven't realized that U-556 has been taken captive.
[19:23] <Tundra Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[19:24] <UMP-45> ^___^
[19:24] <UMP-9> >:D
[19:24] <Megan O`Cain> I'm gonna be honest. I'm surprised it took only one shot, a .338 round, to take this girl down.
[19:25] <Michelle O`Cain> Maybe she didn't have a shield system like the others did. That could explain why.
[19:28] <HK416> She doesn't SEEM to have a heavy weapons rig like the others.
[19:28] <HK416> Do we have anyone here who's a tech? We should have brought Deele and Seele with us.
[19:30] <Megan O`Cain> Closest we got are Daxter and Dean, our AIs. Maybe a Mercurian or two. I don't know.
[19:33] <UMP-45> Well, let them get to work. I'm dying to know what makes these Dolls work!
[19:34] * Donovan O`Cain enters the cave system, and lets out a sigh of relief, "So much repairs to do on the ship. It was as if it was a priority target for those Sea-Dolls."
[19:34] <Thompson> How much damage did they do?
[19:36] <Donovan O`Cain> The deck took a beating, the hull itself needed patching here and there, and the masts had to be reshaped a tad. Overall, though, the ship held up really well.
[19:38] * Capt. David O`Cain has Daxter take a look at U-556's rigging, "I still wonder why they came after us. All we've done is just be here. Unless they truly think we're in league with that armored b[BLEEP]ch."
[19:39] <Megan O`Cain> That's just it. We aren't. We don't even know who she is nor her affiliation. Maybe raising the flag of the Moon Kingdom might get them to stop?
[19:40] <UMP-9> Maybe we should find her and wring some answers out of her.
[19:42] <Michelle O`Cain> It's worth a try. But we don't know where the armor is. Anyway, is dinner ready? Fixing the ship takes energy, you know. Also, maybe we could give some to the little girl (points in U-556's direction)? Might help getting answers about her group.
[19:43] <Megan O`Cain> It just might, Michelle. But we also don't want to her to clam up on us. We gotta play this smart.
[19:45] * Megan O`Cain leans back in her seat as she ponders while Dean lends Daxter a hand in analysis
[19:48] <U-556> X__X
[19:48] * UMP-9 brings out the high-powered vehicle battery and the jumper cables! >:D
[19:49] <Megan O`Cain> Hell no! Do you seriously wanna torture her?
[19:50] * Forest Kits trot up to 556
[19:51] <Forest Kits> torture her with fluffiness :D
[19:52] * Megan O`Cain smiles at the Forest Kits, "And how do you plan to do that?"
[19:53] <Forest Kits> simple, by being Fluffy! :D
[19:54] * Megan O`Cain gives one of them scritches between the ears
[19:55] * Forest Kits trill!
[19:55] <Capt. David O`Cain> Thinking the "hearts and minds" route, sis?
[19:56] <Megan O`Cain> Most likely. If she's willing to talk, we might get more out of her if we don't use destructive techniques.
[19:57] <UMP-9> Awwwwwww, but that's not as spectacular!
[19:58] <Forest Kits> why? :O
[19:59] * Megan O`Cain sternly looks at UMP-9, "We won't get much out of her if we harm her."
[20:01] <UMP-9> Oooooh, I suppose. :f
[20:01] <HK416> ...And everyone says 45 is the sadistic one.
[20:04] <UMP-45> So go ahead! I'm curious to see what you Organics can do!
[20:05] * Megan O`Cain stands up, and carefully brushes her ankle-length hakama skirt
[20:09] <Forest Kits> why 9 no want to torture the fluffy way? :<
[20:09] <UMP-9> Well, because I'm not fluffy like you are.
[20:10] * Megan O`Cain heads over to where U-556 is being kept
[20:11] * Capt. David O`Cain looks over U-556's rigging with Dean and Daxter's help
[20:14] <Forest Kits> :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O
[20:14] <Forest Kits> Be a kit, be a kit, be a be a be a kit? :D
[20:14] * U-556 doesn't have rigging at all. At first glance she looks like a small-statured T-Doll. Only a few aspects of her appearance hint at her not being an actual T-Doll.
[20:15] <UMP-9> Hmmm?
[20:20] *** Her body design is quite odd too. At first glance she MIGHT appear as a very youthful girl given how extremely realistic her outer skin in, but basic examinations show that it's just an outer layer. Underneath the dermis is a layer of "sheer-thickening liquid" that would definitely protect her body at extreme depths.
[20:21] <Capt. David O`Cain> Interesting.
[20:25] <Forest Kits> you want to be fluffy? :D
[20:26] <UMP-9> Me?! Fluffy?! Now?! :O
[20:27] <Daxter> (in David's helmet) Looks like she was purposefully built to be like a submarine. That'd explain the layers.
[20:28] <Capt. David O`Cain> But what about the shooting while on land?
[20:28] <Daxter> Separate weapon from whatever she normally uses?
[20:31] <Forest Kits> yuppa :D
[20:31] *** She was armed with a laspistol. It's definitely based on the Kantrael pattern used within the Imperium, but the beam emitters were in the blue-green frequency, which would enable it to fire underwater.
[20:33] * Capt. David O`Cain looks over the laspistol a bit, "Interesting modification. Very different from what the Imperium and Van Saar use."
[20:33] * Megan O`Cain checks on U-556's condition
[20:37] * U-556 appears to be running a self-diagnostic, which might just start into a reboot mode at any time.
[20:40] <Megan O`Cain> (Hmm. Must be making sure her system's are okay.)
[20:41] <Forest Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[20:47] *** U-556's operating system is a bit of a mystery without getting inside her head...or wherever it is that a T-Doll keeps her Core.
[20:51] * Megan O`Cain finds herself a chair, puts it a few feet away from U-556, and then takes a seat
[20:51] <UMP-9> Am I gonna git FLOOFED?!?!?
[20:55] <Forest Kits> Flooofed and to be a kit1 :D
[20:57] <UMP-9> :D
[21:00] <Megan O`Cain> (Just waiting for you to wake up.)
[21:01] <U-556> ........
[21:01] * UMP-9 squeals in delight as she falls to the floor. "MY BODY IS READY~!!!"
[21:08] * Forest Kits start dancing and tailpatting around, chanting that all too familiar phrase!
[21:13] <U-556> O___O
[21:13] * U-556 hears the commotion and LEAPS to her feet! She then prepares to SPRINT out of there!!!
[21:14] * Forest Kits (others) quickly trot off after U-556 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[21:17] * Megan O`Cain catches U-556, "Whoa, where are you going?"
[21:19] <Forest Kits> you've yet to be introduced to the fluffy :D
[21:22] * U-556 KICKS Megan in the face and KEEPS GOING!!!
[21:22] *** At the same time, there's another MASSIVE flash of light from high above, and the planetary shields seem to ripple and shudder beneath the impact!
[21:23] <Megan O`Cain> STOP HER!
[21:24] * Megan O`Cain chases after U-556 along with her brother and cousins, and a few Rangers and Marines give chase as well
[21:25] * Forest Kits Sprint towards 556 >:3 >:3 >:3 >:3 >:3 >:3 >:3 >:3 >:3 >:3 >:3 >:3 >:3 >:3 >:3
[21:27] <~> - Ground personnel...this is Hellesponte-AI. Transmit your current status. -
[21:32] <Megan O`Cain> (via comms) Hellesponte, we're trying to stop a Sea-Doll from escaping! Could use a hand down here!
[21:33] <~> - Identify target. -
[21:33] <~> - Locking onto your location via electro-optical telescopes. Scanning and mapping region. -
[21:34] * Megan O`Cain describes U-556's appearance to Hellespointe-AI
[21:35] * U-556 skids to a halt as she sees the ENORMOUSLY SPECTACULAR explosion in the sky!!!!
[21:35] <U-556> :O
[21:35] <U-556> Könnte es sein?
[21:36] <Megan O`Cain> (Come on, damn it...)
[21:36] <U-556> Vater?
[21:36] <U-556> Vater? Könnte das das Zeichen der Rückkehr unseres Vaters sein?
[21:37] <Forest Kits> Water? :O
[21:38] * Megan O`Cain also makes sure an IFF transponder is active as she runs after U-556 with her kin and a few personnel
[21:39] *** The shields start to regenerate, but not before a Teleportarium beam locks onto U-556!!!
[21:39] <U-556> D:
[21:39] * Forest Kits (some) try leaping onto 556! :O :O :O :O
[21:40] <Forest Kits> yip yip yip yip yip yip
[21:43] <Megan O`Cain> Thanks for the assist!
[21:47] *** Those Tundra(?) Kits are teleported up as well!
[21:48] *** And pause here for the night since it's late for me, and I've got work in the morning. I'll see you all again tomorrow.
[21:48] *** U-556 has left #suburbansenshi3 ("Vater?! VATER!!!!!" :D)
[21:49] *** UMP-9 has left #suburbansenshi3 ("Is my body still going to be anointed by the Floof?")
[21:50] *** Forest Kits has left #suburbansenshi3 (yuppa, you get to be a kit, be a kit, be a be a be a kit! :D)
[19:29] *** When last we were at Planeta del Agua, things had just gotten electrifying!
[19:30] * Megan O`Cain is helping David give out orders in building up defenses and gear as well as the repairs
[19:31] <Megan O`Cain> Let's go, people! We gotta be ready for a second strike!
[19:31] *** The experience of being inside a Teleportarium transfer is NOT FUN! It feels like you're being stretched and snapped together instantaneously!
[19:32] <Capt. David O`Cain> Get those munitions going! We need as much stuff we can get from those fabricators!
[19:32] <Forest Kits> :O
[19:36] *** Suddenly, the transfer ends and...
[19:36] *** WHOOMP
[19:40] *** Those people and things who were teleported have completed their journey!
[19:46] * U-556 is unconscious again.
[19:46] <Forest Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[19:46] * U-556 is now lying on the floor in the middle of a MASSIVE hall that's at least HALF the size of a whole football stadium!!
[19:48] *** Great pillars and buttressed supports arch overhead, holding up the curving ceiling, and the far end of the place is dominated by massive statues at least fifty feet tall, all lit by guttering fires burning in multiple braziers.
[19:50] *** The walls are equally stately, fashioned out of thick, dark bronze that's been polished to near-mirror quality. In more than a few places murals dominate the walls, showing scenes of massive battles both in space and on the ground. Smaller statues are positioned throughout the massive hall, and most of those statues seem familiar somehow...
[19:51] *** They're all dressed in hulking suits of armor and clutching a variety of weapons, poised as if they're also in battle and wielding massive saw-bladed swords or huge pistols and rifles with curving ammunition clips...WAITASECOND!!!
[19:52] *** Those are statues of SPACE MARINES!
[19:52] <Forest Kits> :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O
[19:54] *** And the statues on the far side, which are set atop a raised dais of alternating white and dark is of a massive man with a stentorian expression, a symbol of an Omega carved into the huge shoulderpads of his armor. Wait, that's Rouboute Guilleman! The Lord-Commander himself!
[19:56] *** The next statue is of a man with a gentler expression, almost sorrowful and pained. A blood-drop framed by wings is carved into his shoulderpads, but what really sticks out about him are the large, exquisitely fashioned feathered wings that are folded behind him.
[19:57] *** Wait, that would be the Blood Angel himself, Sanguinius! The only Primarch that has an entire holiday dedicated to him within the Imperium.
[19:58] <Forest Kits> who they be? :O
[20:00] *** And the third, largest statue is of a man dressed in massive armor with long straight hair, clutching a flaming sword in one hand and extending the other outwards toward the viewers in a gesture of benediction. The armor has been made golden by gold leaf inlays, and the only bronze colors that are visible are on his face and head.
[20:00] <Forest Kits> :O
[20:00] <~> Primarchs.
[20:01] <Forest Kits> no, fluffies! :D
[20:01] <Forest Kits> we're forest kits, fluffies :D
[20:02] <~> Heroes and leaders of the glorious Imperium of Man. Those who strode like titans among the stars of a galaxy consumed by Thirsting Gods.
[20:05] <~> And who might you little ones be?
[20:06] *** has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:06] <@spiritflame> konbanwa
[20:06] *** Cadia AI [BestFleetGirl@FedComNet] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:06] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Cadia AI
[20:06] <Forest Kits> we are Forest Kits, Fluffies! :D
[20:07] * Cadia AI is standing in the middle of this massive temple-shrine which means you all MUST have been teleported onto the Defender of Cadia!
[20:07] <Cadia AI> Are you loyal Imperial Forest Kits then? :3
[20:08] * Cadia AI giggles a little as she watches the little creatures scamper up to her.
[20:08] <Forest Kits> be a kit, be a kit, be a be a be a kit! :D
[20:10] * Cadia AI giggles and crouches down on the floor, holding her arms out to the Forest Kits. That odd Shrine-Maiden outfit she always wears now looks HIGHLY APPROPRIATE within this temple-shrine!
[20:11] <Cadia AI> What brings you all up here to me? Who's this strange girl you came here with?
[20:15] <Cadia AI> And just what kind of joyful mischief have you all gotten into down there on that planet? I've heard all about you little ones.
[20:19] <Forest Kits> we were chasing her, she try to escape the fluffy! :D
[20:26] <Cadia AI> Ooooooh, so I take it none can escape the Floofpocalypse?
[20:27] <Forest Kits> heeeeeeeeeee :D
[20:31] <Cadia AI> But why did Hellesponte-AI send you here? Did she want you all to experience the magnificence and benevolence of the God-Emperor Himself?
[20:31] <Cadia AI> Or...see my beloved Governor-Militant?
[20:32] <Forest Kits> noppa, she want you to exper5ience the fluffy! :D
[20:33] * Cadia AI points up at a high point on the walls soaring overhead. There's a spot up on the ceiling that's enclosed by windows that's in the perfect spot to be one of those
[20:33] * ~ ^those skyboxes that has a bird's eye view of stadiums.
[20:34] *** And in one of those windows you can see a lone figure moving around!
[20:34] <Forest Kits> :O
[20:34] <Forest Kits> :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O
[20:34] * Cadia AI picks up a couple of the Forest Kits in her arms. "How about we all go up and visit him?!" :D
[20:35] <Cadia AI> I can have sanctified snacks served!
[20:35] <Forest Kits> yuppa :D
[20:36] <Forest Kits> oh, and tell him kerbals unreliable :D
[20:40] <Cadia AI> Oh really now? How so?
[20:44] <Forest Kits> ship be too rocky, it break up before entering planet :O
[20:52] <Cadia AI> Well THAT'S not a good thing!
[20:52] <Cadia AI> We'll have to bring that to his attention!
[20:58] * Cadia AI leads the Forest Kits on a grand procession towards the stairs and lift that lead up to her Private Overhead Foyer!!
[20:59] <Cadia AI> COME! Let us say hello to our wonderful Governor-Militant!
[21:00] <Forest Kits> okie :D
[21:01] * Forest Kits trot around Cadia AI
[21:06] *** Cadia AI [BestFleetGirl@FedComNet] has left #suburbansenshi3 (Back to the Fleet and the void!)
[21:07] *** And pause here for the night since I''m falling asleep. We'll continue with more tomorrow, provided the weather doesn't throw any curveballs.
[19:28] *** Meanwhile, back on Planeta del Aqua!!!!
[19:30] * Cadia AI brings the Forest Kits into the small private foyer that overlooks the temple-shrine.'s surprisingly cozy! The ceiling arches overhead, and the ground is grassy with large flat stones imbedded in the soil to form paths to walk on.
[19:30] * Capt. David O`Cain and Megan are still leading efforts back at Base Island to get the camp ready for whatever Iron Blood throws at them
[19:32] *** There are also lots of flowering plants, and the paths converge on a little garden. In the center of the garden ornate metal table perfect for having picnic lunches and afternoon tea at? Because that's exactly what it's set out for.
[19:33] *** Solarchos [Fallen0081@EnclaveFedCom.Net] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:33] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Solarchos
[19:34] * Solarchos is sitting at the table, looking out one of the nearby windows.
[19:34] <Forest Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[19:35] <Cadia AI> And here we are, little Buckies!
[19:37] <Solarchos> Wait, aren't you all...?
[19:38] * UMP-9 is being COMPLETELY USELESS right now, David. She's too busy rolling on the ground, covered by frolicking Foxes.
[19:46] <Cadia AI> THey were sent here by Hellesponte AI! Aren't they cute?
[19:51] * Michelle O`Cain and Donovan are using their metalurgic skills to fix up the Queen's Bounty while the Rangers and Marines fortify defenses and gathering munitions
[19:55] *** The other T-Dolls are doing their best to assist, with Springfield standing at the summit of the Island acting as a lookout.
[19:57] <Forest Kits> yuppa :D
[19:57] <Solarchos> How did you all get to Planet 4546B?
[19:58] <Forest Kits> sneak on badly made kerbal ship :D
[19:59] <Solarchos> Badly-made, you say?
[20:01] <Solarchos> Why did you sneak onboard though?
[20:03] <Forest Kits> reisen udongein inababada! :D
[20:07] <Solarchos> Reisen? You followed her?
[20:08] <Forest Kits> yuppa :D
[20:12] <Solarchos> You really like her, don't you?
[20:19] <Forest Kits> yuppa, we like everyone in gensokyo! except Tewiwewi! >:D
[20:20] <Solarchos> Yeah, no one really likes Tewi.
[20:22] <Solarchos> So what's going on down there on 4546B?
[20:26] * Cadia AI pours some tea for everyone and sits down, looking extremely happy and content. ^___^
[20:30] <Forest Kits> war between new and old T-dolls :O
[20:32] <Cadia AI> Old and new T-Dolls? There are other T-Dolls here?
[20:35] <Forest Kits> yuppa :D
[20:35] <Forest Kits> some even kidnap Tundra Kits :O
[20:35] <Cadia AI> What about Reisen and her friends?
[20:40] <Forest Kits> we no know where they are :O
[20:40] <Forest Kits> maybe workmanship be that bad :O
[20:49] <Cadia AI> THey have to be alive. I mean, Mokou is with them.
[20:50] <Cadia AI> That person IS a Perpetual.
[20:53] *** Suddenly, there comes a distant shrieking from down below!
[20:53] <Forest Kits> :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O
[20:55] * U-556 has restarted and found herself in a place that defies ALL logical expectations!!! What is this place?! Where is the ocean?!? HoW dId ShE gEt HeRe?!?!?!?!?
[21:01] <Cadia AI> :D
[21:01] <Cadia AI> She admires the shrine so much!
[21:01] <Solarchos> I'm not sure if it's the shrine she's reacting to.
[21:02] <Solarchos> Shall we go down and find out more about her?
[21:05] *** And pause for tonight since it's getting late on my end. We shall continue further tomorrow, so I will see you all then. Good night and take care.
[19:33] *** Welcome back, folks! Are you ready to continue?
[19:34] *** In the skies high above the Island, explosions begin to flash against the planetary shields. The Fleet is continuing the bombardment, but it seems smaller, less all-out, this time.
[19:36] * Capt. David O`Cain and his kin and crew are putting the final touches to the defenses, including a pair of single tube missile turrets
[19:45] <Capt. David O`Cain> Nearly there, guys. Let's get everything ready.
[19:48] * UMP-9 gallops past, looking QUITE fluffy now!
[19:54] <UMP-45> Almost there!
[19:54] *** Meanwhile, back onboard the Defender of Cadia...
[19:54] <U-556> O_____O
[19:55] * U-556 stands within the heart of an ENORMOUS cathedral, the likes of which she's never seen before in her life!
[19:57] *** Above and all around, she sees murals portraying and extoling great and massive battles. In one mural, she sees starships by the hundreds firing upon each other, with one side clearly defending a grey-green world far below from an invasion of vessels that all appear twisted, warped, and unnatural.
[19:59] *** In another mural, she sees thousands of soldiers in brown coats and armored gas-masks engaged in an enormous battle against massive, brutish creatures that look like hairless green-skinned gorillas.
[20:04] *** And in another, U-556 stares in wonder at a vast charging horde of men and women, young and old, all dressed in hostile environment suits, swarming out of a gigantic tower-like structure that pierces the sky, located in a barren, desolate wasteland. The people are surging out, reinforced by massive tanks and battle-mecha, to do battle against a horde of invaders that outnumber them several times to one...yet on all of the faces not a single one of the defenders has an expression of fear.
[20:04] <U-556> :O
[20:04] <Forest Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[20:04] <Forest Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[20:05] <U-556> Was ist das hier für ein Ort?
[20:06] * U-556 looks at the statues. They're all of giants dressed in the armor of warriors, clutching mighty weapons!
[20:06] <Forest Kits> we no know :D
[20:08] * U-556 looks upon the greatest statues that dominate the hall...of the Avenging Son and the Brightest One. Then she looks up at the largest statue of all...
[20:08] <U-556> D:
[20:09] <U-556> Ist das die Große Halle unseres verlorenen Vaters?
[20:10] <U-556> Ist dies der Ort, an dem die Höllenraben darauf warten, uns zu bringen?
[20:11] <U-556> Bin ich gestorben und an den gelobten Ort gebracht worden?
[20:12] * U-556 collapses to her knees, tilting her head back and letting out a massive wail that echoes throughout the entire temple-shrine.
[20:12] <Forest Kits> The promised place is FULL OF Fluffies! :D
[20:13] <U-556> Vater!! Vater, ich bin hier! Ich bin zu dir nach Hause gekommen! Zeig dich mir und gib mir deinen ultimativen Segen!
[20:15] * U-556 spins around and sees the Forest Kits!
[20:16] <U-556> Warten Sie, sind Sie mehr von den Pelztieren, die Prinz Eugen mitgebracht ihr?
[20:19] <U-556> Wie bist du hierher in die Große Halle des Vaters gekommen?
[20:20] <Forest Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[20:20] <~> BURN!
[20:21] <~> ING!
[20:21] <~> LOVE!!
[20:22] * Cadia AI suddenly SLAMS into the ground nearby, impacting with such force that it's literally felt throughout the entire chamber and beyond! Somewhere, elsewhere on the ship, an Impact Alarm activates.
[20:22] <Cadia AI> BORDER=0 That includes you visiting Kits too!
[20:25] * U-556 RECOILS from the strange girl that suddenly appeared nearby, skidding backwards SEVERAL meters!!
[20:25] <U-556> O____o
[20:26] <Cadia AI> BORDER=0 And let's get you speaking like the rest of us, oh joyful pilgrim! That way we can understand each other and pray as one!
[20:28] * Cadia AI quickly steps up to U-556 and grabs her on the forehead. Almost immediately, a strange black liquid with a metallic sheen starts to spread over U-556's face, flowing into her nostrils, mouth, and ears.
[20:29] * U-556 flails and chokes, shuddering as the nanopaste flows deeply into her body and accesses her primary neural network!
[20:29] <Cadia AI> Well, this one is quite the interesting subject!
[20:30] <Cadia AI> Hellesponte AI was right. She's definitely an AI construct just like the T-Dolls, but with a lot of unique changes. Definitely along the lines of Sangvis Ferri.
[20:33] <Cadia AI> Now I download and install a new language file annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd~!
[20:33] * Cadia AI lets go!
[20:35] <Cadia AI> How do you feel now, little Bucky?
[20:36] * U-556 tries to regain her composure. "I...what did you try to do to me??!"
[20:36] * U-556 is now speaking English, but with a definite German accent, but one that's not so overwhelming as to be incomprehensible.
[20:38] <U-556> What is this place?! Have I at last come to Father's Great Hall?! WHERE IS HE??!
[20:40] <Cadia AI> Your Father? Hmmmm, I don't know where he might be. Or who he is for that matter. You'll have to tell me more...
[20:41] <Cadia AI> BORDER=0 About WHO'S YOUR DADDY~!
[20:41] <Cadia AI> XD
[20:41] * Cadia AI falls to the floor laughing.
[20:44] <Cadia AI> XD
[20:44] <Cadia AI> Oh, I crack myself up sometimes!
[20:46] <U-556> Our Father is a great and powerful warlord, who led his people into a desolate wasteland and began creating a great and noble nation. His people were then attacked by envious foreigners to sought to take what he'd built for themselves and leave nothing but scraps and misery. He told them NO and fought back.
[20:48] <U-556> And from his people he raised a great and unstoppable army that set the stars ablaze and made whole worlds tremble! Even then, it wasn't enough and in order to save his people he made a great and terrible sacrifice to turn himself into a great and terrible creature of war and death.
[20:49] <U-556> He became the Dark Angel of Death, a force so terrible he cast a shadow upon darkness itself!!!!
[20:50] <U-556> Death became his ally and his weapon, and the forces of both Heaven and Hell joined him in his crusade to save his people from annihilation!!
[20:51] <U-556> Ultimately we, his Daughters, defended the World-Ocean from his despised enemies. We have kept that place PURE from the filth of the Alliance and wait with joyful anticipation for his return!
[20:52] <Cadia AI> "Dark Angel of Death" you say?
[20:52] <Cadia AI> "Alliance" you say?
[20:52] <Cadia AI> You wouldn't happen to know if your Father's nation had a name, would you?
[20:53] <U-556> ...It was called the Federation of the Van Saar.
[20:53] <Cadia AI> BORDER=0 How fascinating!!!
[20:53] <Forest Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[20:53] <Forest Kits> Ooooooooooohhhhhhh :D
[20:54] * Forest Kits start trotting towards 556 :D
[20:54] * U-556 looks at the Forest Kits, confused.
[20:56] <Forest Kits> you run away from Van Sar Allies :D
[20:59] <U-556> What do you mean?
[21:06] <Forest Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[21:09] * Cadia AI waves her hand towards one of the murals that U-556 was looking at earlier. "It's funny you mentioned the Van Saar and the Alliance, for THIS mural here commemorates one of the great battles you mentioned!
[21:09] <Cadia AI> And not just ANY battle.
[21:10] <Cadia AI> The Battle of the Enclave, when the Van Saar Nation rose up as one to defend their home from the Alliance launched a surprise all-out invasion.
[21:12] <Cadia AI> And elsewhere, there's a mural I've made commemorating the Exterminatus of Arcadia! And other that celebrates his Ascension into the Onryo!
[21:17] <U-556> he here? Is Father here?!
[21:20] * Cadia AI smiles and points upwards at the windows high overhead, where there's a single figure standing there, backlit by the lights of the room
[21:22] <U-556> ...!
[21:27] <U-556> :D
[21:27] <U-556> T_____T
[21:27] <U-556> If this truly is the Promised Place, please let it be real!
[21:28] <Cadia AI> Only one way to find out!
[21:28] <Cadia AI> Now...exactly HOW did the leader of the Van Saar ascend to become the Onryo?
[21:30] <U-556> He took into himself the Element of Death and infused it body and soul, after being blessed and guided by emissaries from both the High Heavens and the Burning Hells.
[21:32] *** Cadia AI [BestFleetGirl@FedComNet] has left #suburbansenshi3 (Have you ever heard of something called Necronium? Or met a few girls by the name of Satori Komeiji, Shikieiki Yamaxanadu, and Yuyuko Saigyouji?,)
[21:33] *** Forest Kits has left #suburbansenshi3 (have you ever been fluffy? :D)
[21:33] *** U-556 has left #suburbansenshi3 (.....!!!)
[21:36] *** TO BE CONTINUED!
[19:25] *** CONTINUING!!!
[19:29] * UMP-45 looks out across the water. Springfield is standing next to her, scanning the sea through the scope of her sniper rifle.
[19:39] <Springfield> There's another big storm coming from the south. Maybe a day or two out.
[19:40] <UMP-45> Do you think it's significant?
[19:41] <Springfield> I studied the preliminary information about everything that's happened on this world led led to this expedition. It seems that Eisenblut has a tactic where they launch all-out assaults on their enemies in the middle of major storms.
[19:41] <Springfield> Partly as concealment, but also partly to invoke fear.
[19:49] * Megan O`Cain walks up to M1903 Springfield and UMP-45, "Hey, whatcha got?"
[20:01] <Springfield> Not much currently.
[20:01] <UMP-45> But apparently we may have another gale on our hands soon.
[20:05] <Megan O`Cain> Those are always troublesome. We can't do s[BLEEP]t when it gets like that.
[20:12] <Megan O`Cain> How long do you figure the next one is coming?
[20:17] <UMP-45> At least a couple of days.
[20:26] <Megan O`Cain> Hmm. Thank God Almighty we got our stuff done before then. David's tempted to hoist the Moon Kingdom flag on the ship as well as banners for the Rogers and the Marines near the defenses.
[20:27] <Megan O`Cain> Not sure if it's gonna help us stave off Eisenblut's attacks, but he hopes it makes them reconsider.
[20:32] <Springfield> Probably not.
[20:34] <Springfield> They seem very single-minded
[20:43] * Megan O`Cain nods, "I guess we'll see what happens if they even bother looking."
[20:46] <UMP-45> Oh, they'll come looking. After that last battle with them, they know we're here now.
[20:49] <Megan O`Cain> I meant the flags and banners.
[20:49] * UMP-45 shrugs. "Well find out sooner or later."
[20:50] <Megan O`Cain> Yeah.
[20:52] * UMP-45 is away: "We'll keep a lookout in the meantime."
[20:53] * Springfield is away: We won't let you down.
[19:20] *** Meanwhile, back on Planeta del Agua and the Island of the Lost T-Dolls.
[19:22] * Springfield and M1 Garand are continuing to survey the seas to the south. A dark haze has settled on the horizon, and a steady and drear wind is blowing from the southwest.
[19:23] <Springfield> I think that there's the predicted storm in the distance.
[19:23] <M1 Garand> Looks that way.
[19:25] * Capt. David O`Cain has a couple Rangers stationed in the crow's nest of the Queen's Bounty to provide lookout from a higher point
[19:25] <Capt. David O`Cain> Another, eh?
[19:26] <M1 Garand> It's the one UMP-45 mentioned.
[19:27] <Springfield> And this world does seem to have notoriously bad weather.
[19:28] <Capt. David O`Cain> And we have no way of knowing well ahead of time unless we look at the horizon. You don't suppose it may be artificial, do you?
[19:28] <Capt. David O`Cain> Like some kind of weather control?
[19:29] <HK416> That would be a question for the Inquisitor-Lord.
[19:29] <HK416> But given how much leftover Architect technology is on this world, maybe they did put in weather control tech. Or maybe it's a byproduct of the planetary shields?
[19:30] <Capt. David O`Cain> Man, so many mysteries this place has.
[19:32] <HK416> Who knows how many are on this world that we haven't even discovered?
[19:32] <HK416> There could be other Sea-Dolls out there.
[19:32] <HK416> We haven't even explored the other areas around the Island yet.
[19:32] <HK416> ...WE NEED TO DO THAT!
[19:33] <Capt. David O`Cain> That's true, 416.
[19:36] <Capt. David O`Cain> But should head out when there's a storm inbound? To be honest, I'm rather wary of doing such with our ships whether it's the PLV or the HMS Queen's Bounty.
[19:38] <HK416> What about the Submersible APC?
[19:39] <Capt. David O`Cain> It's trashed, remember?
[19:39] <Capt. David O`Cain> Your Rhino Sub is totalled.
[19:39] <HK416> I mean the one we used to get to the ruined Alliance base.
[19:40] <Springfield> I thought it had only been damaged?
[19:41] <Capt. David O`Cain> Ugh, I don't know how to think now. >_<
[19:42] * M1911A1 suddenly rushes up. "DARLINGS! We found something hidden near the beach!!"
[19:42] <Capt. David O`Cain> Eh? What did you find?
[19:44] <M1911A1> I'll show you!
[19:44] <Capt. David O`Cain> Alright, 1911. Lead the way.
[19:44] * M1911A1 rushes back down towards a particularly jagged and rocky part of the shoreline where there aren't any each paths to travel around.
[19:45] * Capt. David O`Cain follows M1911A1
[19:48] * M1911A1 leads you to a hidden cove where there's a very strange vehicle parked in the shallows! It looks like a cross between an underwater propulsion rig and...a mechanized shark?
[19:49] <Capt. David O`Cain> Huh. Where did that come from? Also, what is it?
[19:51] <M1911A1> I'm not sure!
[19:52] <HK416> Didn't we see something similar to this in the water weeks ago when we first tried to find the Inquisitor?
[19:55] <Capt. David O`Cain> Megan and Springfield did. That much I remember from their sharing.
[19:57] <HK416> Wasn't there someone riding on it at the time of the sighting? This almost looks like a vehicle of some kind. It's even got a seat like a motorcycle.
[19:58] <Capt. David O`Cain> Right.
[19:58] <Capt. David O`Cain> Say, you don't suppose that girl we caught used this to get her without us knowing it, and stashed it here, do you?
[19:59] <Capt. David O`Cain> ^here
[20:00] <M1911A1> Possibly!
[20:00] <M1911A1> Her fight with G11 was near here.
[20:03] <Capt. David O`Cain> That's right. She provided enough of a distraction to squeeze off a Lapua round.
[20:05] <M1911A1> I wonder what happened to her?
[20:05] <HK416> I figured out what those ongoing explosions on the shield we've been seeing are.
[20:05] <HK416> Morse code.
[20:08] <Capt. David O`Cain> Really? What did you decode from said explosive code?
[20:11] <HK416> It's the Federation Fleet, supported by additional ships from something called the "Frybar"?
[20:14] <Capt. David O`Cain> Any news about the MKN fleet up above? I would think they'd stay here to keep an eye on us and monitor things.
[20:14] <HK416> Specifically, the "Frybar Gloer Gor Bari" (whatever that means)?
[20:16] <HK416> Ships from the MKN are also in orbit, along with the Hellesponte and the Defender of Cadia
[20:17] <Capt. David O`Cain> Wait. The Frybar? That's Abh!
[20:17] <HK416> It was the Hellesponte that breached the shield, using her spinal-mount Macrobeamer.
[20:17] <HK416> You know what that word means?
[20:17] <Capt. David O`Cain> I don't recall the actual meaning, but I do recall that it's part of the Humankind Empire Abh.
[20:18] <Capt. David O`Cain> They are allies to the Van Saar.
[20:18] <HK416> THEM?!
[20:19] <Capt. David O`Cain> Yes, them.
[20:19] <HK416> We...we remember hearing about them back during the War. We never fought them on the ground, but we heard lots of stories about the Van Saar having allies in space who filled the void with massive swarms of missiles so vast they dimmed the stars.
[20:21] <Capt. David O`Cain> Is that so? I imagine the Abh used their Hoska (spelling?) missiles to aid Van Saar starships.
[20:25] <HK416> Hellesponte AI has a plan for aiding us, but she's waiting for specialized ships to arrive. Since we can't reply to her, we can't ask for any clarification.
[20:33] <HK416> And a lot of the other messages have been ongoing sermons from Cadia AI to provide "moral strength in our time of tribulation".
[20:33] <Capt. David O`Cain> Actually, we might. If we can relay a Morse code to the MKN ships, they could possibly send that to Hellesponte. Problem is we'd need something bright enough for them to see it.
[20:35] <M1911A1> HK416's forehead?
[20:35] <M1911A1> I hear it's so shiny the reflection can be seen from orbit.
[20:35] * Capt. David O`Cain chuckles
[20:35] * HK416 takes a swing at M1911A1, but misses.
[20:38] <Capt. David O`Cain> Hmmm. What about handheld spotlights? I hear some have 1 million candlepower in terms of light.
[20:43] <HK416> I'm not sure if that would be enough. They're using massive weapon impacts against the shields to get our attention.
[20:46] <Capt. David O`Cain> Still, the MKN ships could still be able to see the spotlight. Their optics are very good.
[20:50] <Capt. David O`Cain> I'm not sure how else to communicate with the navy without radios.
[20:54] <HK416> We'll have to think of something. Cadia AI's communications are getting weird.
[20:55] <Capt. David O`Cain> Oh god. Do I really wanna know what she's saying?
[20:56] <HK416> Something about "converting all to the worship of the God-Emperor and speaking his light and glory even to the deepest parts of the seas of this world."
[21:01] * Capt. David O`Cain sighs ~_~
[21:02] <Capt. David O`Cain> Anyway, I'm open to feasable suggestions. What can we do?
[21:06] <M1911A1> Make great big explosions of our own?
[21:07] <Capt. David O`Cain> It might draw Iron Blood's attention even moreso.
[21:11] <HK416> We should figure something out, as well as decide how to continue exploring the depths of the ocean here. I have a feeling we're missing out on a lot of secrets.
[21:11] <Capt. David O`Cain> Indeed, 416.
[21:12] <Capt. David O`Cain> Well, let's take this thing with us back to base camp. We can ponder from there.
[21:12] *** HK416 has left #suburbansenshi3 ("Let's figure something out while we have the time.")
[21:12] *** M1911A1 has left #suburbansenshi3 ("This thing looks like some kind of freaky underwater motorcycle!")
[21:14] *** Capt. David O`Cain [] has quit IRC (Kinda does, doesn't it?)

[18:23] * Eliza McIntash goes into the room with the Pool, instead.
[18:26] * Eliza McIntash sets down some paper, and tries to get her thoughts in order for what is upcoming, since it is so important.
[18:28] <Eliza McIntash> Alright... think... THINK... what do I REALLY need to tell Chateaux.
[18:29] * Eliza McIntash tries to write things down, and briefly closes her eyes and lays her head on the table, obviously overwhelmed by what she's thinking about.
[18:31] <Eliza McIntash> ....
[18:31] <Eliza McIntash> T_T
[18:32] * Eliza McIntash wipes her tears away, and eventually pulls out the headphones that Chateaux gave her.
[18:32] *** Eliza doesn't put the headphones on... she just looks at them for a little while. She places them on the table where she can see them, and picks the pencil back up in her hand...
[18:33] * Eliza McIntash covertly and secretly begins to draw in between things she writes down.
[18:38] <Eliza McIntash> ...
[18:44] * Eliza McIntash fidgets with her collar, nervous, and covers up what she is drawing in response to any sound she hears.

[00:55] <Matsumi Kaze> look...Kaguya...I told you before...I'm retired...
[00:55] <Kaguya Suzuki> Matsumi..there's no one else i could turn to!
[00:56] <Matsumi Kaze> I'm not Sailor Quinox anymore....
[00:57] <Kaguya Suzuki> please....Matsumi please...
[00:57] * Matsumi Kaze sweatdrops and sighs a bit
[00:58] <Matsumi Kaze> ....alright, Kaguya...I'll at least take a look....
[00:59] <Matsumi Kaze>'re saying your daughter has been suffering from nightmares about this place?
[00:59] <Kaguya Suzuki> y-yes...and she's not the only one....other children have been having the same visions....
[01:00] <Kaguya Suzuki> they get worse and worse...I...I can't bear seeing her suffering...
[01:00] * Kaguya Suzuki tears up
[01:01] <Matsumi Kaze> hey.....don't worry.....we'll figure it out...
[01:01] * Matsumi Kaze looks over at the disused office building
[01:03] * Matsumi Kaze takes a deep breath..and approuches it.....
[01:03] * Matsumi Kaze gets the door..and manages to push it open.....
[01:06] * Matsumi Kaze looks around the pitch dark...and takes out a small the steps....
[01:06] * Matsumi Kaze starts to carefully ascend...
[01:08] * Matsumi Kaze looks around......seeing nothing out of the ordinary..cracked walls....dirt and dust..yet she something is wrong
[01:08] * Matsumi Kaze stops......did she just hear something moving?
[01:09] * Matsumi Kaze keeps moving..but slower...............stopping at every little sound
[01:10] * Matsumi Kaze stops...mid stairway....and slowly she sees shadows rising out from the darkness......peeling off the walls
[01:10] <Matsumi Kaze> .....
[01:10] * Matsumi Kaze BOLTS up the the wave of shadow rushes after her
[01:11] * Matsumi Kaze tries to keep moving...only for the ground to crack..catching her leg for a split second......
[01:11] * Matsumi Kaze feels the cold as the shadows rush towards her...only to manage to get her leg free...and keep running!
[01:13] * Matsumi Kaze turns a corner...and manages to get into a dark room...SLAMMING the door shut..........and backs away from it...
[01:13] * Matsumi Kaze hears the doors being slammed against.......before the sound stops
[01:13] * Matsumi Kaze takes a few deep breaths...
[01:14] * Matsumi Kaze puts her hand over her nose and a rancid smell comes over it
[01:15] * Matsumi Kaze shines the light..only to find herself in some kind of disused kitchen area....the scent of rotting food and meat is everywhere
[01:15] * Matsumi Kaze also hears a scurring noise...
[01:17] * Matsumi Kaze turns the light.....only to see several rats gnawing on the remains of meat...
[01:17] * Matsumi Kaze backs away...only to see the rat's eyes glow with an unnatural light...they hiss...and then leap towards her
[01:18] * Matsumi Kaze manages to dodge a few...only to have one land in her hair and scream at her..
[01:18] * Matsumi Kaze gives a small scream and manages to grab it, throwing it away...
[01:21] * Matsumi Kaze sees the rats regroup for another attack......and runs..only to lose her flashlight in the mix....
[01:21] * Matsumi Kaze stumbles in the dark...till she finds a door...
[01:21] * Matsumi Kaze pushes her way in and close it behind her
[01:22] * Matsumi Kaze sighs...then blinks.......
[01:22] * Matsumi Kaze realizes she can somehow see the room around her..even though it should be pitch dark
[01:22] * Matsumi Kaze slowly turns.............
[01:24] * Matsumi Kaze a strange burning purple light....nearly organic web like objects have spread across the wall......each pulsating with the same strange light
[01:25] * Matsumi Kaze winces as the light suddenly burns brighter..and through her narrowed eyes..she sees a shadowy humanoid figure form out of the center of the light...bathed in wisping darkness..with glowing almost looks female in shape
[01:27] * the figure gives a wide grin..and says....something that Matsumi can't make out...but it reaches towards her...
[01:28] * Matsumi Kaze 's eyes glow and she pushes the arm away..the figure moving if in pain or maybe anger?
[01:30] * Matsumi Kaze backs away as the light starts to burn brighter and brighter....the entire building shaking.....
[01:31] * Matsumi Kaze pushes herself out the door..pausing only to remember the creatures from before...but ignores the danger and runs back the way she came
[01:32] * Kaguya Suzuki looks up..and sees Matsumi bolting out
[01:32] <Kaguya Suzuki> Matsumi-chan??
[01:32] <Matsumi Kaze> GET BACK!!!
[01:32] * Matsumi Kaze grabs Kaguya by the hand and pulls her back.....
[01:33] * Matsumi Kaze and Kaguya the entire building shimmers with the strange purplish-violet light...and then bursts upward as a MASSIVE pillar of the same light explodes up into the night sky...illumanting the area around it like a second day.....
[01:33] * Matsumi Kaze covers Kaguya, the resulting wind storm threatening to blow them off balance....
[01:34] * Matsumi Kaze and Kaguya look back...only to find nothing left of the building..apart from a small crater where it once stood...
[01:34] <Kaguya Suzuki> wh..what was that...
[01:34] <Matsumi Kaze> .....I don't know
[01:35] * Kaguya Suzuki pauses as her phone goes off and she answers it
[01:36] <Kaguya Suzuki> !!!
[01:36] * Kaguya Suzuki hangs up
[01:36] <Kaguya Suzuki> sh..she's going to be alright!...she...she's going to be alright
[01:36] * Kaguya Suzuki looks like she's going to cry
[01:36] * Kaguya Suzuki hugs Matsumi
[01:36] <Kaguya Suzuki> thank you thank you thank you, Matsumi-chan!
[01:36] * Matsumi Kaze blinks but smiles
[01:37] <Matsumi Kaze> I'm glad to hear it...
[01:37] <Matsumi Kaze> you should head home, Kaguya....she needs you
[01:37] * Kaguya Suzuki smiles and nods, giving one more hug before leaving
[01:37] *** Kaguya Suzuki has left #suburbansenshi3
[01:37] * Matsumi Kaze smiles..then frowns to herself..looking back at where the building was
[01:37] <Matsumi Kaze> ....
[01:38] * Matsumi Kaze shakes her head and leaves
[01:39] *** Matsumi Kaze [] has left #suburbansenshi3

[19:14] *** Meanwhile, back on Planeta del Agua (ARRIBA!!!)...
[19:15] *** The Tundra Kits are continuing to scamper all over the interior of Eisenblut's base, frequently getting underfoot and tripping up the Sea-Dolls as the ones still present are hurrying back and forth with preparations. They seem to be upset about something tonight.
[19:20] <Koln> Heinrich ruft an. Keine anzeichen von U-556.
[19:21] <Gneisenau> Die Patrouillengruppe von Z-23 hat ebenfalls keine Anzeichen von U-556 gefunden.
[19:23] <Bismarck> ...
[19:25] <Prinz Eugen> Weser hatte eine visuelle Bestätigung, dass U-556 angegriffen wurde, als sie noch auf der Insel war.
[19:27] <Prinz Eugen> U-47 sagt, sie habe gerade das Tauchboot von U-556 entdeckt, das gefunden und genommen wurde.
[19:27] <Bismarck> ...!
[19:31] * Bismarck doesn't react as another girl walks up behind her. The girl in question is QUITE statuesque and imposing, with white hair and piercing red eyes. Something about her seems VERY important
[19:33] * The girl is now known as Graf Zeppelin
[19:34] <Graf Zeppelin > Akzeptiere die Realität. Sie wurde getötet.
[19:37] <Graf Zeppelin > Dies war unvermeidlich, da alle Dinge sterben müssen.
[19:39] <Graf Zeppelin > Sie ist zum Vater gegangen ... der am Ende wartet.
[19:39] <Graf Zeppelin > Du solltest dankbar sein.
[19:39] <Bismarck> Ich bin nicht.
[19:41] <Bismarck> U-556 war mir immer eine treue Freundin und als sie mich am meisten brauchte, tat ich nichts.
[19:42] <Bismarck> Wir sollen ohne Gnade oder Mitgefühl sein.
[19:42] <Bismarck> Doch jetzt fühle ich mich hilflos und traurig.
[19:43] * The Tundra Kits listen in, peering from around multiple corners, from underneath chairs and tables, and from the top of Admiral Hipper's head.
[19:43] <Admiral Hipper> >__<;
[19:50] <Admiral Hipper> Warum bist du immer noch auf meinem Kopf?!!?!
[19:51] <Tundra Kit> Уютный!! :D
[19:58] <Bismarck> Wir sollten versuchen, Kontakt mit ihnen aufzunehmen. Aber der Kommandant verbietet es.
[20:06] <Bismarck> Wir haben im letzten Krieg so viele andere Schwestern verloren. Sollten wir so eifrig sein, noch mehr zu verlieren?
[20:07] <Graf Zeppelin > So ist Krieg. Alle müssen sterben. Alles muss zerstört werden.
[20:08] *** The Tundra Kits don't seem to like Graf Zeppelin's attitude. >:( >:( >:( >:(
[20:08] <Tundra Kits> Нет! Все должно быть пушистым!
[20:14] <Tundra Kits> Примите Пушистый Путь!
[20:15] <Scharnhorst > Wir müssen U-556 rächen
[20:15] <Roon> :D
[20:16] <Roon> Töte sie alle. Nur ... eliminiere sie alle.
[20:16] <Roon> Wie der Vater es wünscht.
[20:17] <Roon> BORDER=0 Wir dürfen Vater nicht enttäuschen!
[20:18] * Roon grins as she says this, making not only the nearest Tundra Kits to her back away, but some of the Eisenblut girls too! Even THEY'RE creeped out JUST a bit.
[20:22] <Roon> BORDER=0 Vater, lass mich Dinge für dich töten!
[20:26] <Prinz Eugen> Roon, erinnerst du dich, als du uns gebeten hast, dir zu sagen, wann du wieder komisch geworden bist?
[20:26] <Prinz Eugen> Du machst es gerade.
[20:27] <Random Tundra Kit> >:P
[20:30] <Bismarck> Ich muss wissen, was mit U-556 passiert ist. Sie ist meine Verantwortung.
[20:45] *** The base's intercom system crackles on. The sound of it makes ALL of the Eisenblut girls stand stiffly at attention.
[20:51] <~> - Bismarck, would you come up to see me? -
[20:52] <Koln> Der Kommandant!!
[20:52] <Bismarck> ...
[20:54] <Bismarck> Bringen Sie alle Patrouillen zurück. Der Kommandant wird die endgültige Entscheidung treffen.
[20:54] *** Everyone salutes Bismarck as she strides out of the room, closely followed by a few enterprising Tundra Kits.
[20:55] * Bismarck walks towards a specific door, opens the reinforced hatch, and enters into a small room containing a ladder going up.
[20:55] *** The Tundra Kits follow, struggling to slowly climb up the rungs of the ladder one at a time. >:/ >:
[20:56] * Bismarck reaches the top, where the ladder has ended in another tiny room with just one door leading out. She opens the door and walks through.
[20:58] *** The sneaky Tundra Kits follow through before the door closes, and enter into a room that appears to be an Observatory module that's completely isolated from the rest of the base, containing a bare minimum of furniture. There's quite the observatory-style window along the far wall, with a single chair allowing a fantastic view of the sea and iceberg field beyond.
[20:59] * Bismarck stands beside the chair...and seated in it...
[20:59] <The Tundra Kits> D: :O D: >___<;;;;
[21:00] *** It''s HORRIBLE!! It's something ANTI-FLUFFY!!! It's the Kommandant of Eisenblut!! And it's something utterly HORRIFIC!!!!
[21:03] *** And now...pause here since it's a good spot for it!
[21:05] *** Until next time. Good night to you all.
[19:39] *** Meanwhile, back on Planeta del Agua...
[19:40] * ~ The winds howl in from the north, coming in from the elevated slopes of the mainland and carrying with it thick billowing clouds of powdered ice.
[19:42] * ~ The Tundra Kits merely face into the wind, letting it poof their thick fur for maximum protective FLOOF. ^__^ ^__^ ^__^ ^___^
[19:45] * Megan O`Cain has climbed into the crow's nest of the Queen's Bounty, and has begun charging energy into her Delta Cannon after combining the Saturn Upgrade with the Venus Upgrade
[19:46] <Megan O`Cain> I really hope this actually works. We have to get some form of communication with the navy.
[19:47] * UMP-9 is helping!
[19:47] <UMP-9> Good thing I know plenty about communication systems!
[19:48] * Megan O`Cain raises the cannon above her head, and creates a spherical barrier of light and energy around her in a 2m radius, "SATURN AND VENUS UPGRADE!"
[19:50] <Megan O`Cain> Here goes nothing!
[19:51] *** That's a LOT of light being generated. So much so that it causes ALL of the creatures near the surface of the regional ocean to go crazy for a while! And it's undoubtedly been noticed by Eisenblut too.
[19:51] * Megan O`Cain tries sending a Morse code message to the MKN fleet by adjusting the light intensity of the barrier, letting them know that all are alive and well
[19:54] <Megan O`Cain> HEY, I'M WORKING ON IT!
[19:55] * There is nothing for a moment or see a blinking light up in the sky answer!
[19:56] <Capt. David O`Cain> We did it. We got a response!
[19:57] <Charlotte Corday> excellent, master!
[19:58] *** High above there's a pause...then a new Morse-code barrage begins firing. Oh crap, it's the "Prayer of Adulation to the Emperor" DAMMIT, CADIA!!
[20:00] <Michelle O`Cain> Oh, come on! What the hell?!
[20:01] *** There's also another message that starts being spelled out against the shields. "STAND BY. 180 SECONDS."
[20:02] *** The Morse-barrage ends abruptly above you all, except for ONE strike that occurs exactly once per second.
[20:02] <Megan O`Cain> Three minutes. Hope it's a good one.
[20:04] <UMP-9> Are they going to try something?
[20:05] <Megan O`Cain> If they are, they didn't say s[BLEEP]t.
[20:06] * Megan O`Cain tries to message the MKN that if their ships are able to come to the surface, there's plenty of water space to change modes
[20:07] *** Suddenly there's a MASSIVE FLASH high up in the atmosphere as something blows a hole through the planetary shield again!!
[20:07] *** Almost immediately you start receiving a broadcast. Video only.
[20:08] <UMP-9> Incoming message!
[20:08] * Megan O`Cain and her kin immediately open up their vid-windows
[20:09] *** What you're all seeing is a live shot of what's happening in orbit! The Hellesponte has been knocked backwards by the force of her Macrobeamer's firing, and you can see another voidship rapidly approaching the hole in the shields.
[20:11] *** The ship is moving at a fast clip and its trajectory is practically skimming the surface of the shield. Its course will take it THROUGH the breach in the shield, but it's at a very shallow angle...likely because the shields are very close to the upper atmosphere; any ship trying to fly through the hole directly would be taking a nose-dive into the atmosphere.
[20:12] *** The shield breach isn't all that large either, only a little over a kilometer across, and it will start regenerating in less than a minute.
[20:13] <UMP-45> :D
[20:14] <HK416> That's an Exeter-class! The VanSaar are sending a Destroyer in to rescue us?!
[20:15] *** The edges of the breach are starting to regenerate.
[20:16] *** The Exeter is still on approach, letting gravity adjust her course and igniting micro-bursts from her maneuvering thrusters for extra velocity on the last part.
[20:16] <Megan O`Cain> Huh. I guess the next time an MKN ship can punch through.
[20:19] *** The ship shoots through the breach, the shield regenerating as it's passing through, almost scraping the hull and finally resealing with barely more than 100 meters of space between it and the ship!
[20:20] <Forest Kits> :D
[20:20] * ~ High above you now, you can see the wedge-like underside of an Exeter-class destroyer glowing bright orange as she cuts through and decelerates HARD against the atmosphere.
[20:21] <Forest Kits> .me crowd around U<P-9, is She a kit, she a kit, she a she a she a kit?
[20:21] <~> Ground forces, this is the Federation destroyer Normandy. Do you read.
[20:21] * UMP-9 squees in delight as she's surrounded by fluffiness!
[20:22] * UMP-9 does indeed look fluffier than usual with her hair, and she seems to have fox ears too!
[20:22] <Forest Kits> :3
[20:25] <Megan O`Cain> This is Army Captain Megan O`Cain. I hear you loud and clear, Normandy.
[20:28] * ~ High above you, you can hear rolling thunder as the Normandy pierces through the atmosphere at hypersonic speeds, superheating the air to flash-ignition and creating a huge wave of fire before her chisel-like prow.
[20:30] <~> Well met, Army Captain O'Cain. Other vessels of your nation are desiring to follow us through. We've proven that it's possible and demonstrated the method to accomplish that. Once Hellesponte recharges her Macrobeamer, she'll breach the shields again.
[20:32] <~> Right now we're allowing atmospheric friction to bleed off our speed. It will take us some time to safely decelerate and our course and velocity will take us out over the continent before we're able to slow down to optimal maneuvering speed. estimated time to do so: one hour.
[20:34] <Megan O`Cain> Noted, Normandy. Glad to hear you guys found a solution up there.
[20:35] *** Suddenly, far to the east you start seeing multitudes of flashes and the rapid-yet-distant rumbling of thunder. You can also see faint trails of glowing projectiles and beam-flashes shooting up into the sky!
[20:35] * Springfield aims through her targeting scope.
[20:36] <Springfield> I'm seeing DOZENS of those "Sea-Dolls" as you call them out there now. They are shooting up into the sky like it's the 4th of July in Texas!
[20:39] <Capt. David O`Cain> Christ. >_<
[20:43] *** All that shooting is DEFINITELY being aimed at the Normandy
[20:43] <Capt. David O`Cain> Normandy, this is Army Ranger Captain David O`Cain. You've got Sea-Dolls from a group called Eisenblud, or Iron Blood from translating. They've got you targetted.
[20:45] <Springfield> Understood. That's another reason it was decided to send an Exeter through first. These ships are designed for close ground support.
[20:45] <~> ^
[20:46] <~> That means our underside is reinforced to protect against ground fire.
[20:46] <Forest Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[20:47] <Capt. David O`Cain> Copy that, Normandy.
[20:53] <UMP-9> :3
[20:54] *** There are a couple of really POWERFUL weapon discharges to the east. Some of those girls are firing some genuinely powerful guns over there.
[20:58] <Capt. David O`Cain> S[BLEEP]t...
[21:00] *** You can just imagine that psycho-b[BLEEP]ch Roon cackling wildly as she fires.
[21:02] * Megan O`Cain tries to signal to the MKN if they're able to send anything down next time the hole in the shield opens up
[21:14] <~> Our course is going to take us over terrain that will cut off radio communications. We'll re-establish contact with you as soon as we're able to
[21:16] <Capt. David O`Cain> Understood, Normandy. We'll be hearing from you.
[21:19] *** Normandy has left #suburbansenshi3 ("Sensors detecting a thermal signature below among the mountains.")
[21:19] <UMP-45> Looks like our time on this world is finally drawing to a conclusion.
[21:20] <Capt. David O`Cain> Looks that way. Hopefully, they brought some support from the kingdom to help us.
[21:26] <UMP-9> EEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
[21:26] * UMP-9 squeals in delight as she's carried away by a bunch of Tundra Kits!
[21:27] *** UMP-9 has left #suburbansenshi3 (I'm gonna git fluffed!)
[21:27] *** UMP-45 has left #suburbansenshi3 (I'd better save her! ^__~)
[21:27] *** Megan O`Cain has left #suburbansenshi3 (Keeping the MKN abreast on what's up.)
[21:28] *** Capt. David O`Cain [] has left #suburbansenshi3 (Glad to know that support's finally here.)
[19:14] *** Meanwhile, back on Planeta del Agua...
[19:15] * Bismarck resplendent in her massive, multi-armed Rigging, stares up into the night sky as the enemy ship continues to burn a path through the atmosphere like a god-thrown spear.
[19:16] <Bismarck> ...!
[19:16] <Admiral Hipper> Unglaublich!
[19:18] * Gneisenau adjusts her glasses as she carefully examines the distant ship as it streaks over the pole and descends behind the distant polar mountains.
[19:18] <Gneisenau> Geschätzte Länge des Schiffes ... 1000 Meter.
[19:20] <Roon> Wie großartig!!!
[19:22] <Prinz Eugen> Welches Schiffsdesign war das?
[19:23] * Beneath the waters, the Descos are slowly, silently positioning themselves, readying to disrupt the shipgirls' attack on the aerial forces.....
[19:24] <Gneisenau> Unbekannt. Es war sicherlich so groß wie ein leichter Kreuzer.
[19:25] <Bismarck> Rückkehr zum Hafen. Wir können diesem Schiff nichts antun.
[19:26] <Bismarck> Wir haben es mit allem getroffen, was wir hatten, und nichts getan.
[19:27] <Bismarck> Jetzt ist es außerhalb unserer Reichweite. Unsere Feinde kehren überhaupt zurück. Und unser großer Krieg wird bald zurückkehren.
[19:28] <Prinz Eugen> Meinst du...?
[19:29] <Bismarck> Ja. Unsere größte und vielleicht letzte Schlacht kommt.
[19:30] * Bismarck turns and glides away, her rig-thrusters throwing up a plume of mist-spray in her wake.
[19:31] * Roon ...OH S[BLEEP]T, she just went into yandere-trance mode with those clawed gauntlet-hands of hers. :D
[19:31] <Roon> Vater! Vater muss noch auf uns warten! Wir dürfen ihn nicht enttäuschen!
[19:33] *** All of Eisenblut (consisting of 35 Sea-Dolls and currently 10 Sub-girls) sail/glide off.
[19:35] *** Descos, you notice that someone ELSE was down at the sea-bed during all this. It's the Armored One!
[19:36] * Megan O`Cain is still keeping the MKN in the know about what's going on at Base Island
[19:38] * Another Desco, codenamed Anima-22, does her best to keep an eye on the Armored One, and hopefully get a more solid lock on them.
[19:38] * The two-dozen Descos convene, planning....
[19:39] * The Armored One lowers their weapons and starts to trudge across the sea-bed.
[19:39] * Anima-22 quickly enacts her plan to get a more solid lock on the Armored One, and may try to follow in "stealth mode".
[19:40] * The Armored One is heading westward on a steady course. Looks like they're trying to move quickly too, because they're firing underwater jump-jets periodically to clear undersea obstructions and maintain a rapid pace. They're still using that sonar-masking system too.
[19:41] * The Armored One disappears down into a crater. Wait, they went into this particular crater before too, but you didn't investigate it further. There must be something more to it.
[19:45] *** Investigate more closely?
[19:47] * Anima-22 decides to do so, but has two other Descos come with her as an in-case measure.
[19:48] *** At the bottom of the crater is a fissure that leads into the tunnel network below the sea-bed of this region!! Lush, abundant sea-plants disguised the opening from a distance!
[19:50] *** The fissure drops downwards for several fathoms, then opens up into a small cave that's more of a wide spot where two tunnels meet. Both lead away and downward into darkness, faintly lit by points of light generated by some of the strange plant-life of this alien sea.
[19:51] * Anima-22 and the two other Descos cautiously enter to investigate. They keep an open link to the others.
[19:53] *** Which tunnel do you take? Or split up and take both to begin exploring this previously unknown area?
[19:59] * The Armored One took one of the tunnels. Look for any trace of their passing?
[20:00] * Anima-22 first looks for any traces. If there are none, they will split up.
[20:09] *** YOu manage to find a trace in the form of an old, damaged light-lamp further down one of the tunnels. It's not functioning, but it certainly wasn't put there by accident.
[20:11] * Anima-22 goes to investigate this tunnel.
[20:14] *** There's definitely a faint trail leading down this particular tunnel!
[20:14] * Anima-22 swims down the tunnel.
[20:17] *** The tunnel twists and turns, branching off a few times but you manage to keep to the trail, where it eventually leads you through a wide area lined with strange pod-like plants that line the walls in close, organized rows and glow with a pale green light...until you get too close then they ALL simultaneously change to lavender in color!
[20:20] *** And beyond the open area it widens out into a large cavern that stretches out and down into murky darkness.
[20:26] *** Something's odd about this cavern. You can feel currents of very hot water rising up and circulating, but there's also a very strange "taste" to the water. Like there's something extremely ALIEN that swam through here not so long ago.
[20:28] * Anima-22 finds this rather odd.... and so sends this info to the other Descos. She decides to press further.
[20:30] *** There doesn't seem to be any other tunnels above you. Looking DOWN however!!
[20:32] *** It's old-looking, but undamaged! This HAS to be significant! There's a docking module extending outward from one side of the habitat module. Investigate further?
[20:44] * Anima-22 does so, keeping tabs with the other Descos.
[20:49] *** The docking module is open on the bottom, so all you'd need to do is to go underneath and surface inside of it. It's kind of dark inside though.
[20:52] * Anima-22 prepares to head in, activating her low-light optics.
[21:00] *** Inside the docking module, you surface inside a room half-filled with water. The armor, now empty, is suspended over the water by clamps and rigging, with retractable gantries leading up to it that were extended out from a balcony ringing the room. No one seems to be here though, but you see a passage leading further inward.
[21:14] <Anima-22> (Curious...)
[21:15] * Anima-22 sends this info back to the other Descos, then ventures closer to the other passage. She dials up her low-light optics a bit more. What other details might she find?
[21:18] *** The passage is darkened and terminates at a pressure hatch that's closed, but not locked.
[21:19] * Anima-22 looks at this pressure hatch for clues. Might it have a window or some text?
[21:20] *** No windows or text, other than a few warnings to "stay clear" of the direction the door would pivot on its hinges when opened.
[21:23] * Anima-22 checks the door for how to open it. She'll try to slowly open it up, so as not to draw too much attention.
[21:24] *** The door is designed to be pulled towards you after you pull on the handle-latch and twist it.
[21:28] * Anima-22 goes to open the door. Hopefully it won't be too rusty...
[21:30] *** The door opens very smoothly on well-maintained hinges! Suddenly, a hand grabs onto Anima-22's arm with incredible speed and YANKS her through the doorway, then HURLS her to the floor!! Whoever it is, they're stronger and faster than any normal Human could possibly be!!!
[21:31] *** Lights suddenly turn on and there's the numerous clacking of weapons being armed and charged!! Several defenders hurry up close and take aim!
[21:33] * Anima-22 quickly does a tumble to land on their feet, and then takes immediate assessment of who all is in the room.
[21:34] *** You're sensing...Humans! There's at least a dozen nearby, all aiming Imperial lasguns at you, many of which have bayonets fixed too. But...not a single one of these boys and girls looks like they're older than 16 at the most!
[21:36] *** And standing nearby is...holy crap! It's a short, slender girl who looks like she's MAYBE 12 or 13 with how she looks, but her expression conveys someone who's much older. Her coppery hair is down past her waist, her skin is the color of dark caramel, and her eyes are an odd shade of red. Wait...
[21:37] <Anima-22> ???
[21:37] *** She looks like a "smol" version of Sailor Lead Crow, but she's wearing not much more than a one-piece swimsuit and she looks like she's only about 55 inches tall.
[21:38] *** She approaches closer, moving with a very strange smoothness and efficiency of movement you don't normally see in anything ORGANIC.
[21:39] * Anima-22 blinks, not having any relevant data on this "Lead Crow". However, she does keep wary of this new character.
[21:40] *** Her eyes fix on you, the pupils constricting and focusing, and you can just make out a faint glow coming from them. Then it hits you...THIS GIRL IS NOT AN ORGANIC!
[21:40] <Anima-22> (Curious indeed...)
[21:40] <The Armored One> You got some nerve following me down her and possibly leading Ironblood to us, especially after I told you all to just leave well enough alone.
[21:41] <The Armored One> I remember you little guys. I knew you were smarter than you seemed and were just playing dumb with me.
[21:42] <The Armored One> And I saw you gathering around Bismarck and the others. Except I think the Sub-Girls had you zeroed too.
[21:43] <The Armored One> But it seems like more ships have arrived, which means only one thing for us: we're about to get dragged into the middle of something once again after hiding all these years.
[21:43] <The Armored One> So what I want to know from you is...
[21:44] * The Armored One is now known as Chibi-Leady
[21:44] <Chibi-Leady> Who's coming down to this planet...and whose side are they on in regard to Ironblood?
[21:45] *** Aaaaannnnnnnnnnnnd...pause here for the night since it's gotten late! And it's a good place for a cliff-hanger too!
[21:49] *** Take it easy and we'll pick things up exactly where they ended tomorrow.
[19:43] * Anima-22 regards Chibi-Leady for a moment, before ultimately relenting.
[19:43] <Anima-22> Firstly, introductions. I am Anima-22, one of two-dozen Mass-Produced Desco Units brought to this world on a mission.
[19:45] <Anima-22> Said mission was to aid in the growth and development of the children of the Sea Emperor, whose enzymes were critical in the eradication of the Carar virus.
[19:47] <Anima-22> In regards to the ones approaching via ship.... they are of the Federation, according to data gathered by fellow unit Sigma-3.
[19:48] *** CONTINUING after delays caused by IRL Problems
[19:49] * Chibi-Leady narrows her eyes and stares at Anima-22 more closely.
[19:49] <Chibi-Leady> Federation, you say? They got a full name for that Federation?
[19:50] <Anima-22> If there is one, it escapes me at the moment. That said, I do remember hearing the name of its current leader.
[19:50] <Chibi-Leady> As for things in the ocean, we learned a lot about the critters swimming around. Never heard of any Emperor of the Sea, but the oceans DID used to be pretty deadly due to a nasty bacteria in it. That changed as of a couple of years ago.
[19:51] <Chibi-Leady> And who IS the name of the current leader of this Federation?
[19:51] * Megan O`Cain and the rest of the landing party are making final preparations on Base Island
[19:52] <Anima-22> One Solarchos Langister. His children came here for survival training some years ago, which is how we came to learn of this place.
[19:53] <Chibi-Leady> O__O
[19:53] <Chibi-Leady> So...he's still alive.
[19:53] <Chibi-Leady> ...What YEAR is it, Terran-relative?
[19:54] <Anima-22> Accounting for potential variables.... I believe it is the year 2021.
[19:56] *** Several of the young people in the room look back and forth at each other in confusion.
[19:56] <Chibi-Leady> Only 2021? Not later?
[19:56] <Anima-22> Why do you ask?
[19:58] <Chibi-Leady> Honestly...we thought we were living somewhere between 2030 and 2040.
[19:59] <Anima-22> ...I take it any date-keeping equipment you have are either malfunctioning or are out of synch? Now that it comes to mind, how did you find yourselves here?
[19:59] <Chibi-Leady> But if you're telling the truth and not bulls[BLEEP]tting me, we actually travelled back in time before we landed here.
[20:00] <Chibi-Leady> How'd we, and by "we" I assume you're meaning me and this collection of kids and teeny-boppers behind me?
[20:00] <Chibi-Leady> Simple...we're the LAST. The last Alliance survivors on this death-world.
[20:02] *** Meanwhile, all of the people have backed off and lowered their weapons with some reluctance. All of them seem scared and tense. There's about ten or so that you can see, and you sense maybe another dozen or so elsewhere inside the somewhat rundown and aging structure.
[20:03] <Anima-22> The last..... hmm, that would match up with the information we had received. One Leona Morimoto had been intending to use this world's technology, but her carelessness led to her contracting the water-born bacteria before dying.
[20:04] <Chibi-Leady> Leona Morimoto. I remember her. That girl was so hard-up about "dealing with" Solarchos I swear she must have been secretly yandere for him.
[20:05] <Chibi-Leady> As for that disease...the less I have to hear about it, the better. Me and it don't have a good relationship.
[20:05] <Anima-22> Well, with the birth of the Sea Emperor's children, the disease is long since a thing of the past.
[20:06] <Chibi-Leady> Good. That means I'll be able to take less stringent measures in keeping these kids uncontaminated.
[20:07] <Chibi-Leady> These people are the sole survivors of the Alliance base here. When the final assault began there, they asked me to get the children away from there and keep them safe. That was quite a few years ago.
[20:08] <Chibi-Leady> Since then I've only lost five of them to the disease. The rest are holding up fine...and yes, I punch each and every one of them that dares to call me "Mommy Leady".
[20:12] <Megan O`Cain> - (Some real parenting skills there, lady.) -
[20:12] <Megan O`Cain> (Luckily, CPS won't be called in in her case.)
[20:13] <Megan O`Cain> - (Chances are she doesn't hit them very hard.) -
[20:13] <Megan O`Cain> (It's a love tap.)
[20:13] <Chibi-Leady> Hmmm?
[20:13] * Chibi-Leady looks around.
[20:14] <Anima-22> ...anyway, as far as those ship-girls, information on them has been a little scarce, mostly because they rarely stick around.
[20:14] <Chibi-Leady> All right, Anima-22, just HOW did you locate this place?
[20:14] <Chibi-Leady> F[BLEEP]k...Ironblood. Those FREAKS.
[20:16] <Anima-22> As for how I traced you, while your suit was able to evade sonar-detection --- which is something that genuinely intrigues me and I'd love to study it later --- my on-board sensor arrays hold a multitude of other means of detection.
[20:17] <Chibi-Leady> You're not going to get them to stick around. At least not until they all band together to launch a full-scale attack. Then you're going to have TOO MUCH information to deal with.
[20:18] <Anima-22> ...well, considering the incoming aerial crafts, I get the feeling they may be ready to launch that attack.
[20:18] <Chibi-Leady> So you were able to track me? Or were you just exploring the heck out of these tunnels and happened to stumble on this place?
[20:20] <Anima-22> I got two other Descos checking out the other tunnels. You did also leave a slight bit of a trail.
[20:22] <Chibi-Leady> Hmmph, looks like I've gotten sloppy over the last several years. I've gotten too comfortable with the idea of evading Ironblood's sub-girls.
[20:22] <Anima-22> In fairness, we were here mostly to ensure the safety of the Sea Emperor's children, so we are something of an anomaly.
[20:26] <Chibi-Leady> So this Sea Emperor ended that water-plague? All by itself?
[20:28] <Anima-22> Not quite. It had been clinging to life for several hundred years, all to ensure its children would be born. Once they were born, they began producing enzymes that eliminated the Carae bacteria from the oceans.
[20:28] <Anima-22> Upon ensuring its children would live, the Sea Emperor finally passed on.
[20:30] <Chibi-Leady> If only that had happened a decade ago. It might have really helped around here.
[20:31] <Chibi-Leady> What else is happening topside? Ironblood's on a rampage that I haven't seen them in in years.
[20:32] <Anima-22> Originally, some people whom are friends with Mr. Langister came here via ship to check on various happenings. Unfortunately, the vessel they used wasn't quite able to survive the landing, which necessitated another trip here to extract them. As for what caused Ironblood to awaken, I am not yet certain.
[20:34] <Anima-22> However, even in our mission to assist the Sea Emperor's children, we did end up in a few skirmishes with them.
[20:35] <Anima-22> If not for that planetary shield and its interference with any broadcasts, I would have been trying to contact the others offworld for some extra information.
[20:41] <Chibi-Leady> Those friends wouldn't happen to be a bunch of paranormals?
[20:41] <Chibi-Leady> Youkai?
[20:46] <Anima-22> I believe so. If my information is on the dot, they hail from a land called "Gensokyo".
[20:50] <Chibi-Leady> There's a name I haven't heard in a long time.
[20:52] <Chibi-Leady> Gensokyo brings back a lot of memories. I take it that the land of fantasy and illusion survived the War?
[20:53] <Anima-22> Indeed it has.
[20:56] <Chibi-Leady> Well there's some good news. Still, Solarchos must be pretty unhappy about not being able to ever visit again.
[20:59] <Anima-22> Either way, what all do you plan to do? Do you plan to remain here, or do you wish to leave?
[21:01] <Chibi-Leady> Leave where? There's nowhere to go for me or these kids.
[21:01] <Chibi-Leady> And surrendering to Ironblood isn't an option.
[21:03] <Chibi-Leady> As for what our options are NOW...that largely depends on all of YOU here.
[21:06] <Anima-22> Well, if there is a way to finally disable that planet-wide shield, the ships could land and get the extra forces out to deal with Ironblood once and for all.
[21:07] <Chibi-Leady> And how does the Van Saar Federation feel about Alliance refugees? Amnesty or firing squads?
[21:11] <Anima-22> From what I remember, amnesty is possible. According to one report we got from the one whom asked us to come here, several T-Dolls were causing trouble in the Earth area called the "Exclusion Zone", though it appeared to have been due to a kind of nano-paste that corrupted their systems.
[21:12] <Chibi-Leady> T-Dolls? Gryffin or Sangvis Ferri?
[21:12] <Anima-22> I believe the latter, though there may have been a mix of both....
[21:13] <Anima-22> ...and on that note, communications with Sigma-3 have implied that "IronBlood" may be of similar make, albeit adjusted for naval combat.
[21:17] <Chibi-Leady> Of course they are. I know quite a bit about them.
[21:17] <Chibi-Leady> After all...there's a little bit of THEM in ME nowadays.
[21:21] *** Pause here for the night since it's late on my end and I don't get to sleep in tomorrow. In the meantime, wish me luck, and Anima-22 might want to run a close-range scan on Leady.
[19:34] *** AND WE ARE BACK FOR MORE!!!
[19:35] * Anima-22 is curious as to what Leady means, and so enacts a close-range scan upon her.
[19:36] * Chibi-Leady has since moved to a different part of the complex, leading Anima-22 through the place. The habitat module is definitely one of the Federation's Modular Colonial Structure systems, but this place is a type that isn't normally used: a Reinforced Habitat. It's more dome-shaped with additional structural bracing, making it much stronger at the expense of internal capacity.
[19:37] <Anima-22> (Very curious.)
[19:39] *** As such, the Reinforced Habitat can resist underwater pressures quite well, but can only house about sixty people at maximum, with most of them living in double-occupancy rooms that aren't much larger than 8' by 10' ultra-efficiency bunkrooms.
[19:40] * Chibi-Leady is moving way too smoothly and precisely, and her range of motion wastes very little movements as she walks along. In fact, she doesn't stumble or bump into anything or anyone as you both walk along despite all the activity of people walking back and forth and some youngsters dashing around, trying to keep themselves occupied.
[19:45] *** ...holy crap, this girl is a T-DOLL!!! You're picking up a blending of physical design elements of Destroyer and Judge (which would explain why she's so small) AND...Dreamer?!
[19:46] <Anima-22> (Explains that.)
[19:52] * Megan O`Cain , meanwhile, is lending the landing party a hand in making sure things are ready for Iron Blood
[19:53] * Chibi-Leady enters an office that has long since been converted into her private quarters. There's a window overlooking the trench outside (backlit by pink and purple-glowing plantlife) and scattered throughout the room are all kinds of various parts and components, all strewn around a hammock hung near the window.
[19:53] <Chibi-Leady> Now, you little sea-critter...what exactly are YOU wanting from me and mine?
[20:00] <Anima-22> Information, mostly. For one thing, what made Ironblood decide to awaken now of all times?
[20:05] <Chibi-Leady> They've always been awake to one degree or another. Just not all of them all at once. I'm not sure if they're dormant sometimes, or just focusing on other projects.
[20:06] <Chibi-Leady> I think what REALLY stirred them up was when the Carar finally died and the seas began to teem with life for the first time.
[20:06] <Chibi-Leady> When we first crash-landed, the Carar was still active. It wasn't QUITE as bad up here as it was in other parts of the world. The extreme cold inhibited it, but that only slowed it down for the most part.
[20:07] <Anima-22> That would match up with what we encountered all that time ago...
[20:08] <Chibi-Leady> When all the other marine life stopped dying off as much, I'm guessing Ironblood started detecting much more activity and felt the need to start exploring all of the changes.
[20:12] <Anima-22> Still, for them to act like this.... I can't help but wonder if the same kind of nano-paste that made the T-Dolls act up is also in use here.
[20:20] <Chibi-Leady> Then it turned out that a handful of Alliance outposts survived the Great Purge
[20:21] <Chibi-Leady> When the seas stopped being lethal poison, they tried to contact each other. And they roused Ironblood.
[20:23] <Anima-22> That would explain that.
[20:31] <Chibi-Leady> Now they're still active and alert for some reason. Probably because of the renewed interest in this world.
[20:40] <Anima-22> If only we could figure out where their main base is, so we could bring this whole situation to a conclusion.
[20:41] <Chibi-Leady> Oh I know where their command center is.
[20:42] <Chibi-Leady> I've been attacking in periodically from different locations in order to divert their attention away from here.
[20:43] <Chibi-Leady> The problem is that they know I have to scavenge from the shipwrecks, so their Sub-girls patrol there regularly. Which is why I installed that sonar-masking system.
[20:43] <Anima-22> Aha.
[20:45] <Chibi-Leady> Their fleet base is located in the Iceberg Field, east of the Island and south of the entrance to Ice Station Zero. Their base is disguised as an iceberg in order to camouflage it, but it's noticeable if you know what to look for.
[20:46] <Chibi-Leady> In fact, the last time I got close to it, they were parked right next to an iceberg with the remains of an Architect satellite imbedded in it. That thing still has power too. They might be trying to tap into it.
[20:46] <Anima-22> Duly noted.
[21:01] <Chibi-Leady> But taking out their fleet base is next to impossible. Too much armor.
[21:02] <Anima-22> How much armor are we talking?
[21:10] <Chibi-Leady> Enough to withstand Micronukes, that's for sure.
[21:10] <Anima-22> I see...
[21:10] <Chibi-Leady> The only weak spot would be the hangars, and that would require boarding the place and ultimately dealing with their Commander.
[21:11] <Chibi-Leady> Which I'm assuming is Bismarck. She's no pushover.
[21:13] * Chibi-Leady gives the coordinates for the general area of the Ironblood fleet base.
[21:13] <Chibi-Leady> Now, in return...I want to speak with the commander of the ground forces here.
[21:15] <Anima-22> The Commander..... hm, that might be either one of the O`Cains, or Alldrogis. Lemme link with the other girls and see if I can get a lock on their coordinates.
[21:16] <Chibi-Leady> If any of them are Van Saar, tell them I'm invoking the "Batchall" in accordance with Zellbrigen.
[21:19] * Anima-22 links with the other Desco-Units to try and get in contact with Megan's group.
[21:23] * Chibi-Leady waits patiently for the link to be established.
[21:23] *** And pause here for the night! We shall pick things up again tomorrow!
[19:28] *** AND WE ARE BACK (after a slight delay.)!!
[19:33] * Anima-22 links up with the other Desco-Units to get a fix on where Megan's company currently is.
[19:35] *** Megan's company is still on the Island.
[19:35] <Anima-22> (Let's see here....)
[19:35] * Megan O`Cain is inside a building at Base Island, puffing on occasion from her e-kiseru
[19:36] <Anima-22> (Ah, there we are.... your turn, Echo-81.)
[19:36] * Echo-81 surfaces near Base Island, and begins heading inland.
[19:38] * Echo-81 makes landfall, and begins looking to find Megan's group.
[19:38] * Capt. David O`Cain is out and about with some Rangers and a few Marines, making sure things don't sneak up on them
[19:40] * Echo-81 takes a moment to look around the island.
[19:44] <Echo-81> Uhm, hello?
[19:45] * M1918 BAR looks down. And with those long, thicc legs and SHORT skirt of hers...PANTY SHOT!!
[19:45] <M1918 BAR> Oh, hello!
[19:46] <M1918 BAR> You're one of those Descos! Are you lost?
[19:49] <Echo-81> Actually, no. I'm here to find the O`Cains and.... Alldrogis (I hope I pronounced that right). One of my sister-units has some information for them.
[19:50] * Charlotte Corday is with her master, staying close
[19:55] <M1918 BAR> Mr Alldrogis is still at the ruins of the Alliance base. But the O'Cains are right up there!
[19:55] * M1918 BAR points.
[19:55] <Echo-81> Ah. Thank you.
[19:56] * Echo-81 begins heading up towards the O`Cains, transmitting some information back to the other Descos.
[19:58] * Capt. David O`Cain turns to the Desco after he is informed by a fireteam he is with
[19:59] <Capt. David O`Cain> Hey there. What's going on?
[20:00] <Echo-81> Greetings. I bring information from sister-unit Anima-22.
[20:00] <Capt. David O`Cain> What sort of info, and which Desco are you?
[20:00] <Echo-81> It would seem that multiple Alliance Survivors were hiding out in an underwater base deep below. The one in the heavy armor was among them as well.
[20:00] <Echo-81> I go by the name of Echo-81.
[20:02] <Capt. David O`Cain> I see. Well, Echo-81, how friendly are these survivors, and who was in the armor?
[20:03] <Echo-81> While the armored one's name was not mentioned, these survivors seem.... on-edge, no thanks to Ironblood's awakening and subsequent rampages across the planet.
[20:07] <Capt. David O`Cain> I see. Any idea what woke them up in the first place?
[20:07] <Echo-81> According to what the armored-one said, it was the elimination of the Carar from this planet's waters that began to stir their interest.
[20:10] * M1918 BAR listens in. ^___^
[20:12] <Capt. David O`Cain> Interesting. I will say this, we haven't found answers as to why they're attacking us, an just recently, Van Saar Federation voidship Destroyer Normandy. Were their databases not updated at all? I'm stumped at this point.
[20:13] <Echo-81> I begin to wonder if this kind of information was locked away, much like what information I got from Miss Haru on the T-Dolls.
[20:14] <Echo-81> Speaking of, Anima-22 does wonder if Ironblood is acting up like this thanks to a similar kind of nano-paste like what was used on the T-Dolls.
[20:16] <Capt. David O`Cain> Wouldn't surprise me. God, sounds like that b[BLEEP]ch just has no quit in her.
[20:19] <Echo-81> At any rate, the armored one has the coordinates of where Ironblood has set up base. Is Sigma-3 still with Mr. Alldrogis?
[20:22] <M1918 BAR> Who's this "Armored One"?
[20:23] <Echo-81> As I mentioned before, we never got a name from her, but we do have a physical description.
[20:23] * Echo-81 rattles off what Chibi-Leady looks like.
[20:26] * Capt. David O`Cain makes a face at the description, "You've gotta be kidding."
[20:29] <Echo-81> ??
[20:30] <M1918 BAR> Who's that? Do you know her?
[20:41] <Capt. David O`Cain> I can't believe I'm saying this. Chibi-Leady is here. ~_~
[20:42] <M1918 BAR> I don't know her. ^__^;
[20:44] <Capt. David O`Cain> She's one of the Chibi Anima-mates. She looks like a smaller version of Sailor Lead Crow, and also has a penchant of causing kitchens to explode.
[20:46] <Capt. David O`Cain> How and when did she get here?
[20:47] <Echo-81> It would seem she and her accomplices have been here for quite some time, having to avoid the Carar, and when it was finally eliminated had to deal with Ironblood awakening.
[20:47] <M1918 BAR> Kitchens? To EXPLODE?
[20:48] <Capt. David O`Cain> You heard me, M1918. You think Ara-su's cooking is bad enough, if Leady is in the kitchen, it goes BOOM!
[20:50] <Capt. David O`Cain> Unbelieveable. ~_~
[20:51] <Capt. David O`Cain> Anyway, Echo, as far as I know, Sigma-3 is still hanging around Alldrogis. Why?
[20:52] <Echo-81> Anyway, this.... Chibi-Leady said that she was going to enact "Batchall", in accordance with Zellbrigen. Might you know what she means by this?
[20:53] * HK416 SUDDENLY APPEARS!!!!
[20:53] <HK416> Did somebody say something about Zellbrigen?!
[20:54] <Echo-81> ?!
[20:54] <HK416> O__O
[20:54] <Capt. David O`Cain> You know it, 416?
[20:57] <HK416> The Batchall is the opening to ritualized combat under Caliban warrior tradition.
[20:58] <HK416> In it, the defender states what forces they're going to use to protect themselves. The attackers but then decide amongst themselves who will then do battle, using the LEAST amount of forces in the process in order to prove who is the most skilled warrior.
[20:58] <Capt. David O`Cain> Why would she wanna initiate that?
[20:58] <HK416> ...Is she saying she intends to attack you?
[21:01] * UMP-45 is listening in too
[21:01] <Echo-81> Hmm... let me see.
[21:01] <Capt. David O`Cain> I don't f[BLEEP]king know.
[21:01] * Echo-81 gets back in touch with Anima-22 to ask who Leady is preparing to battle, and sending this information to Sigma-3 as well.
[21:04] <Anima-22> Say... with this "Batchall", according to Echo-81's information it's ritualized combat. Who exactly are you planning to challenge?
[21:04] <Chibi-Leady> So, they actually know what I'm talking about?
[21:04] <Chibi-Leady> That's a good sign...
[21:05] <Chibi-Leady> Hmmm...tell them I intend to fight THEM if it comes down to it. They ARE trespassing on MY ISLAND after all since they undoubtedly heard the messages I'd left there.
[21:05] <Chibi-Leady> So...what do they intend to defend it with since they seem to be getting pretty cozy.
[21:06] * Anima-22 sends this information back to Echo-81.
[21:07] <Echo-81> Seems she does intend to do battle with you after all. She is asking for who you plan on sending to defend yourselves.
[21:07] <Echo-81> Though she did say "if it comes down to it",
[21:07] <Capt. David O`Cain> Oh for Christ and Serenity's sake... ~_~
[21:10] <Capt. David O`Cain> We've got bigger fish to worry about. Namely Iron Blood.
[21:15] <Echo-81> Speaking of Ironblood, Leady has told us of their base's coordinates, but according to her it is heavily armored.
[21:16] <Capt. David O`Cain> Tell her David O`Cain is asking about armor composition of that base. What material is it made out of?
[21:16] * Chibi-Leady grins a little as she waits for the reply.
[21:17] <Capt. David O`Cain> Also, if Leady does attack, I'm personally booting her ass into the water REGARDLESS of whether she's in armor or not.
[21:18] * Capt. David O`Cain is clearly not thrilled about Leady's threat at the moment when Iron Blood is out there somewhere on the water
[21:19] <Echo-81> So would it be a fair assessment to say that if Leady does attack, then you will use everything you have? Echo is waiting for me to make an appropriate response to send to her.
[21:20] <Capt. David O`Cain> Damn straight. She's gonna regret pissing me off.
[21:21] <Echo-81> ....very well.
[21:21] * Echo-81 sends this back to Anima-22.
[21:22] <Chibi-Leady> Anima-22, just what kind of forces ARE up there on the Island?
[21:22] <Anima-22> They have responded. They have stated that should things come to blows, they will make use of everything at their disposal.
[21:22] <Anima-22> Right now, there are the O`Cains and multiple T-Dolls.
[21:23] <Chibi-Leady> ...
[21:23] * Chibi-Leady GRINS!
[21:24] <Chibi-Leady> Then relay this message to him, exactly as I state it to you, please.
[21:25] <Chibi-Leady> "Understood. I hereby acknowledge the superiority of your forces and extend our CONDITIONAL surrender, with the condition being that they fully comply with the Megalomesembria Accords."
[21:26] * Anima-22 relays the message exactly to Echo-81, whom fulfills her namesake code by repeating Leady's message.
[21:27] <Capt. David O`Cain> Translation, 416?
[21:27] <Chibi-Leady> "No executions. No conversion into Draugr. No conversion into Thallax battle-drones. As the duly appointed representative of the LAST of the Alliance forces on this world, we insist that you abide by the amnesty protocols agreed upon."
[21:29] * Chibi-Leady has also been broadcasting the entire conversation all throughout the habitat. Dozens of children are now listening anxiously.
[21:29] * Anima-22 sends this message up to Echo-81 as well.
[21:31] <HK416> The Megalomesembria Accords was the ceasefire agreement that was established between the Van Saar and the Separatists at the planet Megalomesembria just before the Battle of the Ravager.
[21:32] * There are now pitter-patters of little paws!
[21:32] <HK416> It basically signaled the beginning of the end of the Zealot War.
[21:32] <Capt. David O`Cain> I see. As far as I know, the Moon Kingdom doesn't do Draugr nor Thallax converstions.
[21:33] <HK416> With the Onryo agreeing to end his campaign of annihilation and assuring the Separatists that they wouldn't be targeted for reprisals.
[21:33] * HK416 looks around, hearing the noises.
[21:34] * A Forest Kit appears! :3
[21:35] * Chibi-Leady awaits the reply.
[21:35] * Megan O`Cain appears next to David, having heard everything, "Echo, if Leady's surrendering, consider it accepted."
[21:37] * Anima-22 relays what she has heard from Echo-81 to Leady. "The people the O`Cains work with don't do Dragur or Thallax conversions. If this is a surrender, they are willing to accept....." (Though I get the feeling Leady is raring to battle.)
[21:39] * Chibi-Leady lets out a shuddering gasp and pulls her knees up against her chest, burying her face in them and hitching her shoulders a few times.
[21:39] * More Forest Kits soon pop up
[21:40] <Chibi-Leady> Primary objective accomplished. They'll be safe now, Captain Allatix. I kept them safe.
[21:40] <Chibi-Leady> Your Last Command has been upheld.
[21:41] * Chibi-Leady regains her composure after another few seconds.
[21:41] <Chibi-Leady> Attention Alliance rugrats. This is your Domie-Mommy Leady speaking.
[21:43] * Chibi-Leady sighs in relief. "We're soon going to be leaving this world for good. The Van Saar are here, and they're GOING to abide by the Accord. None of you have anything to fear now.
[21:44] * Forest Kits get closer
[21:44] <Chibi-Leady> We just need to do what it takes to get through however long it'll take to get offworld. That may take some time, but the worst is now over.
[21:44] <HK416> >__>
[21:44] <HK416> <__<
[21:44] * HK416 sees that she's surrounded!
[21:45] * Forest Kits soon pop up everywhere, is it a fluffy ambush to both sides? :3 :3 :3 :3
[21:45] <Forest Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[21:45] <Megan O`Cain> So, we know where Iron Blood is located, Echo? Whether we stay here and defend, or head out on the Queen's Bounty to attack, we're gonna be in for a fight.
[21:45] *** Sadly, there wouldn't be any Kits on Leady's habitat since it's completely underwater.
[21:46] <Echo-81> Indeed. The base is heavily armored, and one of its critical ports is defended by the one called "Bismarck".
[21:46] <Chibi-Leady> Start packing your bags, kiddos. The nightmare with Ironblood may soon be over.
[21:47] <Forest Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[21:47] <Forest Kits> It's Fluffy Time! :D
[21:47] <HK416> EHHHH?!
[21:47] * HK416 tries to recoil from the ambush!
[21:47] <Megan O`Cain> Do we know what he or she looks like?
[21:50] *** Keep in mind you HAVE seen Bismarck at a distance: long, messy blond hair and a stoic yet pretty face, dressed up in a rather revealing militaristic uniform.
[21:51] <Forest Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[21:52] * HK416 falls over!
[21:53] <Megan O`Cain> Heh. Having fun, 416? :P
[21:54] <Forest Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 you be next! :D
[21:54] <HK416> Khjkhsadkfglaes ukjausfgKEGBFugkEFV BGKif ki~!!!!!!!
[21:54] <Megan O`Cain> So, Bismarck is a Sea-Doll. Gotcha. We'll definitely be on the watchout.
[21:55] <Capt. David O`Cain> Or any Iron Blood we've seen before for that matter.
[21:56] *** Leady transmits more data on Ironblood's base - durasteel construction encased within ice and rock, as well as heavy structural bracing. Its docking ports are the weak spot and vulnerable to a boarding action, which would be needed in order to eliminate the Commander.
[21:57] *** Leady admits she tried once, and only managed to get a short distance inside before she was driven back and have to escape.
[21:57] * Echo-81 is relayed this information, and as such gives it to the O`Cains' forces, alongside sending it to Alldrogis as an in-case measure.
[22:01] <Chibi-Leady> "If you're going after Ironblood, you dang well better not leave me out of it.
[22:04] *** And pause here for the night since it's gotten VERY late! We'll pick things up again tomorrow! Especially since you've now activated the End Sequence!
[22:04] *** Until tomorrow, good night everyone
[19:43] *** WE'RE BACK, B[BLEEP]CHES!!!
[19:45] * Chibi-Leady is still looking flustered and exhausted after her exchange with O'Cain.
[19:48] <Anima-22> ....trouble?
[19:49] <Chibi-Leady> No.
[19:49] <Chibi-Leady> For the first time in a long time there's actually NO trouble.
[19:49] * Capt. David O`Cain leads his group back to base, "Come on. Let's get ready to welcome friendlies."
[19:50] <Chibi-Leady> For me, I've been operating in non-stop crisis mode for...I don't know how long anymore. Five? Ten years? Something in between?
[19:50] <Chibi-Leady> And for the first time I'm detecting the END of the crisis. It's all FINALLY coming to a resolution.
[19:54] <Chibi-Leady> We'll still need some kind of transport submarine to get these kids out
[19:54] <Anima-22> Still, Ironblood needs to be shut down, as does that planetary shield unit. Would it be safe to presume that the control for the shield unit is within Ironblood's base?
[20:05] <Chibi-Leady> No.
[20:05] <Anima-22> ??
[20:05] <Chibi-Leady> Actually, this is the first time I've ever seen the planetary shield get activated.
[20:06] <Chibi-Leady> I know about the Quarantine Cannons because that's what really wrecked the hell out of my ship all those years ago.
[20:06] <Chibi-Leady> But I've never seen shields get raised before.
[20:07] <Chibi-Leady> So I really have no idea if Ironblood has any control over that.
[20:08] <Anima-22> Hrm... this is tricky.
[20:17] <Anima-22> Anyway...
[20:18] * Anima-22 sends a bit of info up to Echo-81, who can ask the O`Cains if they know where to get a submarine.
[20:19] * HK416 is completely buried beneath Tundra and Forest Kits.
[20:19] <Capt. David O`Cain> Say again, Echo?
[20:23] <Echo-81> Might we be able to procure a transport submarine? Turns out Leady isn't alone down there --- she's been keeping tabs on a whole bunch of survivors.
[20:24] *** There's a strange rumble that strikes the entire area. It's now especially powerful (barely 3.0 on the Richter Scale) but it goes through water and land alike.
[20:27] <Capt. David O`Cain> Hmm. The PLV is submersable. How far down does it need to go?
[20:28] * Echo-81 sends the info down to Anima-22, whom asks Leady about the depth it'll need to go to get everyone to the surface.
[20:34] <Chibi-Leady> About 300 meters.
[20:36] * Echo-81 receives the message from Anima-22. "Hope the PLV can get down to at least 300 meters."
[20:39] <Capt. David O`Cain> Lemme check something.
[20:40] * Capt. David O`Cain opens up a small vid-window and looks at information on the PLV
[20:49] <Capt. David O`Cain> Alrighty. (closes the vid-window) It can easily handle 300 meters.
[20:50] <Chibi-Leady> There's about 40 down here, too.
[20:52] <Echo-81> Hopefully it'll also hold a lot of people. There's about 40 or so people down there....... how they managed to not go stir-crazy would have to be quite the accomplishment.
[20:53] <Capt. David O`Cain> No problem. It carried my platoon, two squads of Marines, and my kin easily from the RSS Gilgamesh.
[20:56] <Capt. David O`Cain> We can get it to her location as soon as we can.
[20:57] <Echo-81> Understood.
[20:57] * Echo-81 relays all of this to Anima-22, whom then rattles it off to Leady.
[20:58] *** A weird BUZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz echoes through the water and up into the air!! All of the Architect artifacts that are still linked to the old power distribution system flashes green for a few seconds.
[20:59] <Capt. David O`Cain> The hell was that?
[21:00] <Chibi-Leady> <__<
[21:00] <Chibi-Leady> Power surge?
[21:00] <Echo-81> ??!
[21:01] <UMP-45> Minor seismic activity. I can't tell where it originated but it seems to have come from deep underground.
[21:09] <Capt. David O`Cain> Should we send the PLV now?
[21:10] <UMP-45> I'd say wait until we find out what's happening...and have the shields down so we can get those people offworld as quickly as possible.
[21:13] <Capt. David O`Cain> I suppose. There is the possibility to have it go to the Normandy temporarily after picking them up.
[21:14] <UMP-45> That's an idea too! ^__^
[21:14] <UMP-45> In the meantime we'd better find out what Ironblood's reaction to that tremor will be!
[21:15] <UMP-45> Because that was definitely an energy surge. Something big either activated or broke down bigtime.
[21:22] * Echo-81 and Anima-22 begin working to figure out the exact coordinates of the underwater base. It'll take a moment..... probably long enough for a break.
[21:22] *** Pause here for the time being since it's time for me to sign out for the night. I'll see you all tomorrow evening and we'll continue forward from there. Good night, folks!
[19:21] *** CONTINUING!!!!
[19:21] * Chibi-Leady jerks hard as the wave surges through the cavern. "GAH!!!"
[19:21] <Chibi-Leady> THE F[BLEEP]K WAS THAT?!
[19:26] <Anima-22> ....couldn't be seismic activity.... we've been here for years and never experienced any...
[19:26] *** Some of the kids in the Habitat module are already trying to examine the readouts of a bunch of improvised sensors. Whatever that surge was, it originated from deeper below...but nearby!!
[19:26] * Anima-22 asks a trio of free Descos to go investigate.
[19:30] * The three Descos quickly go investigate. What was the cause?
[19:33] *** WHOA!!! The trench surrounding the outcrop that the Habitat module sits on drops down a few dozen meters and leads off into two different caverns. One is EXTREMELY hot due to geothermal activity and active lava vents...
[19:34] *** The other...HOO BOY. It opens into another cavern with a rift down the middle that drops down almost two hundred feet into a new biome. You can see a strange purple radiance in the distance.
[19:35] <Chibi-Leady> What are you finding?
[19:38] *** Further inwards, and further DOWNWARDS, the wide undersea passage opens out into a huge cavern filled with huge quartz-like crystal formations on the ceiling and floor.
[19:38] <Anima-22> Let's see.... the trench just dropped, and there's two new caverns. One's super-toasty thanks to geothermal activity and lava vents....
[19:39] <Anima-22> The other one seems to be going into a whole new biome..... large quartz-like crystals nearly everywhere....
[19:40] <Chibi-Leady> WHAT?!
[19:40] <Chibi-Leady> Do you have other things like you down in there?!
[19:41] <Anima-22> ....I believe I mentioned that there were two-dozen of us on this planet in total.
[19:44] *** There's something moving through the cavern in the distance, weaving among the crystal formations.
[19:44] * Anima-22 tells them to pull back.
[19:45] <Anima-22> Take it there's Reaper Leviathans in there, or something worse?
[19:49] *** Crapocrapocrapocrap!!!!
[19:50] <Anima-22>, that thing's a whole herd of ugly.
[19:50] *** There's a keening howling sound as the massive creature glides forward through the water, sensing intruders. It's easily the size of a Sea Dragon or a full-grown Ghost Leviathan!
[19:51] *** Uploading scans!
[19:58] * Chibi-Leady rushes down to the docking module to get her armor on. She's going out and down into the DeepDownDarkDeepDown!!!!
[20:00] * Chibi-Leady arms herself with an undersea-model gauss cannon.
[20:01] * Chibi-Leady is assuming Anima-22 is following her as she slowly but steadily stomps forward, dropping down into the shallow trench, then jog-stomping towards the passage that leads towards the Crystal Caves.
[20:01] * Anima-22 is indeed following. Echo-81 should already have the coordinates to get the PLV down to help the others get to the surface.
[20:03] * Capt. David O`Cain is coordinating the last of the supplies being loaded into the PLV for transport
[20:03] *** The Shadow Leviathan roar-squeals again as it continues to swim closer to the Descos This thing is easily about two hundred feet long if not longer. It's segmented body looks like it could withstand a huge amount of impacts before cracking, the blue glow of its underbody ribs (teeth?) is mesmerizing, but those EYES are also hypnotic in how alien they look.
[20:05] * The Descos remain still, hopefully to not draw its aggression.
[20:05] <Chibi-Leady> That area is extremely dangerous. Even we never got a chance to fully explore it, and we tried.
[20:08] * Chibi-Leady keeps stomping forward. WOW, the drop down into the chasm is pretty exhilarating, but it's the wandering forward and seeing the passage widen out into a huge, multi-tiered crystal-lit mega-cave big enough to house an entire football stadium with room to spare that REALLY makes you feel tiny and uneasy.
[20:08] * Capt. David O`Cain sends the PLV to the underwater base along with a fireteam of Rangers and another fireteam of Marines
[20:09] <Anima-22> My word.... these crystals are rather fascinating.
[20:15] * The PLV submerges after it moves away from the shoreline of Base Island, and makes its way to the underwater base
[20:18] <Chibi-Leady> I think they're made of some variation of sapphire. That's why they look the color they do.
[20:20] <Anima-22> I bet there'd be a lot of people who'd love to study this stuff.
[20:20] *** The Shadow Leviathan surges past the Descos, displacing enough water in the process to shove them all back quite a distance. They were too small to really attract its attention for more than a moment.
[20:21] * The Descos are shoved back thanks to the water displacement, but decide to call this a victory. What all might they find down here, as long as big and ugly doesn't come sniffing around?
[20:22] <Chibi-Leady> Actually, there is some important minerals down here: kyanite.
[20:23] *** Wow, it's downright gorgeous down here.
[20:24] <Anima-22> My word....
[20:26] <Chibi-Leady> Where are your buddies?
[20:27] <Anima-22> Seems that monster went right past 'em. They're a little further down.
[20:30] <Chibi-Leady> Tell them to come back our way. I don't want them anywhere near the "Devil's Anus".
[20:30] <Anima-22> .......and who came up with that name?
[20:30] * Anima-22 has the other three Descos convene with them.
[20:37] <Chibi-Leady> One of the original explorers. I think his name was Jack.
[20:38] <Chibi-Leady> Those jaws clamp down on you and shove you into an oriface in the middle that connects directly to the stomach. Anything that gets engulfed gets immersed in a huge bath of digestive enzymes strong enough to sear the skin off your skeleton in seconds.
[20:40] * The PLV is still on its way
[20:40] <Anima-22> Ick. Wonder how strong its stomach lining is.
[20:40] <Chibi-Leady> There's more inside these caverns too. We never got a chance to risk exploring them before Ironblood went into full-throttle Skynet mode, but there's apparently ANOTHER cavern below this one, and that leads to something even more important - some kind of high-value Architect facility.
[20:41] <Chibi-Leady> The path that leads to the second cavern goes through something called the "Crystal Castle".
[20:41] <Anima-22> Hm. Wonder what might be inside...
[20:46] <Chibi-Leady> I don't know, but that's where the surge came from?
[20:49] <Anima-22> Seems possible. Could something down here have suddenly activated?
[20:58] * The PLV is coming, folks, don't worry
[21:00] <Chibi-Leady> Probably.
[21:04] <Chibi-Leady> And we're going to have to investigate further... >__<;;;
[21:05] *** David, the PLV finally reaches the cave where the Habitat module is located.
[21:06] * The PLV carefully navigates its way to the module
[21:14] *** Pause here for now since it's gotten late on my end. We'll continue tomorrow evening and pick up where we left off.
[21:14] *** Until then, good night to you all.
[19:55] *** CONTINUING!!!
[19:56] * ~ The Habitat module is dead ahead. Fortunately there's no dangerous marine life down here in this particular cave.
[19:58] * The PLV drives up to the module, and parks near the opening
[20:00] *** Your vehicle maneuvers into position for a hard dock. The entire scene's soundtrack would feel very much like [url=]
[20:01] *** Very much like 49:34 of this
[20:03] *** All over the habitat module the children are rushing all over the place, grabbing what few things they need to bring or want to take with them, and preparing to leave behind the rest. This place has been the only home they've known for years, and they're completely unsure of what to expect.
[20:03] *** A few are waiting inside the main entrance, just...staring at the first people to come through.
[20:04] * The PLV opens up the hatch, and out steps onto the ramp are four Rangers and four Marines from the Moon Kingdom
[20:07] *** The children just look at them all quietly, not speaking and barely moving. It seems more like they're expecting you to say or do something.
[20:07] * Ranger Team 5 Leader (female) looks at the people waiting at the entrance, and calmly greets, "'Sup?"
[20:08] *** Or perhaps they were expecting some massive people dressed in huge dark grey Corvus-pattern power armor with two fin-like comm arrays on the helmets to enter.
[20:09] * The oldest child, a boy who looks like he can't be more than 14 or 15, takes a tentative step forward. "Are you...Van Saar?"
[20:10] <Ranger Team 5 Leader (female)> We're from the Moon Kingdom, allies to the Van Saar as part of the Coalition.
[20:15] <The oldest child,> And you're here to take us away from this world?
[20:18] <Ranger Team 5 Leader (female)> It's part of the plan, kiddo. A ship called the Normandy has gotten past the shield after the fleet blasted a panel open, and is providing support.
[20:20] *** Jeez, ALL of these children look worn out and pallid. None of them have been outside this place in years, and certainly been living on a restricted diet in a heavily-recycled environment under very stressful conditions.
[20:24] <Ranger Team 5 Leader (female)> (Good lord, how did they even survive?)
[20:27] <Other child> The Fleet? The Van Saar Fleet?! :<
[20:30] <Ranger Team 5 Leader (female)> Well, it's a combined fleet of both Van Saar and Moon Kingdom.
[20:31] <Next child> But no invasion? No Exterminatus? The Onryo isn't coming to end us all and take revenge?
[20:33] <Ranger Team 5 Leader (female)> I swear, this isn't an invasion.
[20:39] <Chibi-Leady> Hey, the sensors are picking up a submersible docking with the habitat. Is that you MKN people?
[20:40] <Ranger Team 5 Leader (female)> The Moon Kingdom is here.
[20:41] <Chibi-Leady> Are the kids being reluctant and nervous?
[20:41] <Ranger Team 5 Leader (female)> A little even though we identified ourselves.
[20:45] <Chibi-Leady> That's to be expected. Everything Ironblood is in the name of their "Vater", the Onryo, and the Van Saar have since becoming something like Angels of wrath, fury, and vengeance.
[20:49] <Chibi-Leady> And most of these kids are old enough to actually remember the Rampage.
[20:49] <Ranger Team 5 Leader (female)> S[BLEEP]t.
[20:52] <Ranger Team 5 Leader (female)> So now what?
[20:57] <Chibi-Leady> KIDS!
[20:58] <Chibi-Leady> Quit dragging your feet and get moving. Those people are there to take you out of that dismal habitat module and take you to a real home.
[20:59] <Chibi-Leady> My job as your caretaker is over. It's time for you to leave. The War is over.
[21:00] <Ranger Team 5 Leader (female)> What of Iron Blood? They're still active.
[21:17] <Chibi-Leady> You'll have to deal with them somehow.
[21:18] <Chibi-Leady> We are NOT in any condition to fight them, and I certainly can't hold out against all of them by myself. I'm amazed I lasted as long as I have.
[21:19] <Ranger Team 5 Leader (female)> We've got a place above the water that's well defended. If Iron Blood tries anything, they're gonna be put through hell.
[21:27] *** The children all start to move forward. It looks like the youngest are going first.
[21:29] * Ranger Team 5 Leader (female) helps guide the children over to the PLV with the help of a pair of Rangers and Marines, while the others stay in and act as medics and aides, giving food and water
[21:30] <Ranger Team 5 Leader (female)> Alright, folks. Let's get you onboard towards safety. We'll get you out of here.
[21:32] *** There's a good forty or so children, so you might have to make a few trips.
[21:37] *** But the process has begun, leaving Leady to focus on other finding out just what the FRACK is going on deep within the Crystal Caves. Energy surges are still radiating outwards, and Architect tech is still reacting to it, reaching a state of low power all over the continent.
[21:41] * Anima-22 and the other Descos are trying to run some scans to help figure out what is going on. This whole situation is getting a little weird, to say the least.
[21:48] *** AND PAUSE HERE FOR THE NIGHT. We'll continue tomorrow evening and get this story one step closer to conclusion, especially now that we're in the end-phases.
[19:12] *** PREVIOUSLY!!!
[19:14] *** Before the energy surge and the reactivation of so much Architect machinery, other events had transpired...
[19:18] * Kagerou Imaizumi HOWLS in TERROR as she tries to work the controls of the submarine like it's some kind of fighter jet! A huge THUD rocks the ship, and a loud, keening howl rings out from nearby.
[19:21] *** The submarine is knocked sideways by the impact, but manages to keep speeding forward as it dives further downwards into an alien environment of strange deep red crystal formations that grow out of the walls, floor, and ceiling like strange pillars. The angles and straight lines of the crystal outcrops don't look entirely natural.
[19:23] * Kagerou Imaizumi is crying and screaming as she has to deal with [url=] THIS INSANITY!!!!{/url]
[19:24] <Forest Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[19:24] <Kagerou Imaizumi> This insanity!!!
[19:26] * LM-101 is rushing back and forth attempting to conduct repairs to the best of her ability!!!
[19:27] <LM-101> Warning. We are approaching maximum depth limits. Current depth is now over 900 meters.
[19:27] <Kagerou Imaizumi> I know!!
[19:28] * Kagerou Imaizumi twitches sharply as she responds to something only she can hear. "I KNOW!!! I want you OUT!!"
[19:32] * Kagerou Imaizumi shrieks in terror as 34:30 of THIS HAPPENS to her sub!!
[19:34] <Kagerou Imaizumi> NO! NO! I DON'T WANT TO GO INTO THE DEVIL'S ANUS!!!!!!!
[19:37] * Kagerou Imaizumi pushes the submarine to the maximum and keeps diving deeper and deeper, weaving back and forth through the strange crystal formations, in a desperate attempt to get to her destination.
[19:37] *** The hull starts creaking loudly.
[19:37] *** It starts creaking MORE, and there's a weird POP as the structure starts to give.
[19:39] * Kagerou Imaizumi sees a green glow in the distance! She drives the submarine as fast as it can go and RAMS it through a wide doorway protected by a flickering green forcefield, coming to a shuddering halt that sends both her and LM-101 flying!
[19:43] * Kagerou Imaizumi slowly gets up. The creaking has stopped, but the submarine is no longer in the water. It's now grounded inside a large, long hall of dark burnished metal and green lights.
[19:43] <Kagerou Imaizumi> ...Finally. We're here.
[19:43] <Kagerou Imaizumi> We're almost done.
[19:45] * Kagerou Imaizumi looks around, finding a strange series of machines and controls nearby, as well as a raised platform further ahead that holds a large tank of some kind of liquid.
[19:45] <Kagerou Imaizumi> LM-101...let's get started. You begin getting all of the component parts out. I'll get the power on.
[19:48] * Kagerou Imaizumi gets an ion cube from one of the storage lockers and carries it outside into the cold, sterile hall. She walks up to a small dais that opens on the top as she approaches. Holding out the strange green cubic crystal, it's pulled into the plinth by an unseen force, held aloft for a second or two, then the aperture closes. A hum starts to sound out, and the dim lights grow brighter as power levels begin to rise.
[19:52] *** LM-101 has begun taking out the pieces of Architect biology and brought them over to three control panels, each of which incorporates a large holding tank into which she starts putting in the pieces.
[19:52] <LM-101> Skeletal sample prepared.
[19:53] <LM-101> Internal organ samples prepared.
[19:53] <LM-101> Exterior skin samples prepared.
[19:55] * Kagerou Imaizumi is panting and shaking a little as she looks at the larger tank on the platform. The liquid inside has begun to swirl and move on its own, and is now becoming cloudy as streams of dark particulates start to flow into it.
[19:56] <Kagerou Imaizumi> Start the Fabricator as soon as it's ready.
[19:57] *** As the last sample is inserted, the system begins automatically. Nanoscanners analyze all of the samples and quickly determine the design the system will be creating.
[19:59] *** Over the next couple of minutes a large, strange figure starts to slowly materialize and grow INSIDE the tank, assembling bit by bit, cell by cell, by millions of nanites.
[20:00] *** Slowly but surely, a strange centaur-like body that almost looks more like a statue is created inside the assembly tank. Finally, the liquid inside drains away, and the tank cracks open. Steam rises from the surface of the figure.
[20:01] <Kagerou Imaizumi> What now?
[20:01] <Kagerou Imaizumi> ...
[20:02] * Kagerou Imaizumi stumbles forward and puts her hands on the figure. It's a good eight feet tall and flickers with circuit patterns and other alien symbols across its skin as Kagerou makes contact with it.
[20:03] *** At first nothing happens, then a bright green light suddenly shines out of the face of the thing and into Kagerou's. She cries out in growing pain as she's held fast, unable to move now!
[20:05] * Kagerou Imaizumi finally falls to the ground...and soon the manufactured figure starts to move on its own!!
[20:07] *** The strange creature stomps one of its hind legs experimentally, then stretches and moves its arms.
[20:08] <The strange creature> It is good to finally extend myself in so many dimensions after so long.
[20:09] * The strange creature moves forward. As it does so, a few small columns nearby dematerialize into large clouds of dust(?) and blow towards it, reforming into multiple robotic arms that extend out from behind its back.
[20:10] * The strange creature is an Architect! Fully restored and awakened from their long slumber!
[20:11] * The strange creature is now known as Al-An
[20:11] * Al-An moves closer to Kagerou. It reaches down with one of its mecha-dendrites and hoists her up into the air, holding her aloft with an unseen force.
[20:12] <Kagerou Imaizumi> Urk!!!
[20:13] <Al-An> Lingering memory fragments detected within your neural matrix. If you so desire, I will remove them.
[20:14] <Kagerou Imaizumi> No! It's fine!
[20:15] * Kagerou Imaizumi is carefully set down on the ground.
[20:15] <Kagerou Imaizumi> ...Now what? I've done what you wanted of me. I've restored you into a new body.
[20:16] <Kagerou Imaizumi> Now...can I please be let go?
[20:17] * Al-An has since continued past Kagerou and gives LM-101 a quick, almost dismissive glance, then continues to one of the other nearby control consoles. It latches a couple of its mecha-dendrites to the machinery and begins accessing the long-dormant systems.
[20:19] <Al-An> Other tasks remain to be completed in order for me to reactivate our Network. I still have need of you, Kagerou.
[20:20] <Al-An> Their voices are all silent, but I still sense faint echoes of them.
[20:21] * Al-An continues to work at the console. Suddenly, a HUGE power surge goes through the entire Fabricator facility, and an equally massive wave of gravitons and electro-magnetic energy shoots outwards throughout the caves and beyond, even reaching the surface of the sea AND the island!
[20:23] <Al-An> The Network has deteriorated significantly. Many areas have collapsed fully. Others show signs of malfunction.
[20:23] <Al-An> No trace of Carar viral contamination remains in significant amounts within the oceans.
[20:24] <Al-An> Quarantine defensive protocols have been initiated. Reason: unknown.
[20:25] <Al-An> Multiple alien biological and cybernetic lifeforms detected throughout the region, concentrated on the central Island.
[20:25] <Al-An> Alien spacecraft detected in medium orbit over the planet.
[20:26] <Kagerou Imaizumi> It's the Federation! They're finally here!
[20:27] <Kagerou Imaizumi> If you ask them for help, they can probably help you repair the Network much better and faster than I ever could.
[20:31] <Kagerou Imaizumi> In fact, they might be able to help you return to your homeworld.
[20:31] <Kagerou Imaizumi> If they're able to find it, that is.
[20:32] <Kagerou Imaizumi> Or you could....
[20:32] *** A particle beam rifle blast rings out!
[20:33] * Kagerou Imaizumi howls in intense pain as she's struck in her lower back, causing her to pitch forward and bounce off of Al-An.
[20:34] * Kagerou Imaizumi 's hostile environment suit managed to absorb SOME of the damage, but she's badly wounded!
[20:35] * Al-An turns to face the threat, and starts taking a barrage of close-range blaster fire that begins to blow away parts of his new body at a rapid pace.
[20:37] * Al-An drops and falls as both of its front legs are blown out from beneath it, then a well-placed headshot blasts open part of its skull. It flails and twitches weakly as it attempts to reroute its internal systems to work around the damaged areas.
[20:38] <LM-101> ...
[20:38] * LM-101 fires several more shots, walking forward as she does, determined to ensure that the Architect is neutralized as a threat.
[20:39] * Kagerou Imaizumi is DOWN.
[20:39] * Al-An is no longer functional.
[20:39] <LM-101> ...
[20:39] <LM-101> >:D
[20:39] <LM-101> OOOOOOOH-Ho-ho-ho-ho!!!
[20:41] * LM-101 moves up to the control and lays her hands on the strange surface, which does NOT have anything remotely resembling keyboards, mice, or touch screens.
[20:42] *** A strange metallic-black liquid begins to seep out from underneath her palms, quickly spreading out over the surface of the controls and seeping down into it. The nanopaste starts attempting to interface with the alien technology. Only crude interfaces will be possible in so little time, but it should be enough for the time being.
[20:44] *** Architect systems throughout the region begin to power up.
[20:46] *** In the cavern housing the Frozen Leviathan, numerous power conduits and other sub-systems hidden deep within the rock begin to come online. Heat is created as power is restored. It radiates into the surrounding rock...AND BEGINS THE SLOW BUT INEXORABLE PROCESS OF MELTING THE ICE IMPRISONING THE FROZEN LEVIATHAN!
[20:48] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Alldrogis Valkyvida is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[20:48] <Alldrogis Valkyvida> Hmmm?
[20:48] * Alldrogis Valkyvida inside the Leviathan's cave, performing some observations of his own when everything starts happening.
[20:49] *** He's able to quickly detect the increase in temperature, as well as notice the first signs of the melting ice swiftly.
[20:49] <Alldrogis Valkyvida> ...!!!
[20:50] * Alldrogis Valkyvida sprints out of the cavern and heads for the entrance as quickly as he can, until he's able to transmit a relatively clear signal.
[20:51] <Alldrogis Valkyvida> Attention!!! Critical situation developing!
[20:51] <Alldrogis Valkyvida> Multiple Architect systems have activated. The increase in power is causing the local temperature to increase.
[20:52] <Alldrogis Valkyvida> The glacier in the Frozen Leviathan cave has begun to melt, and I have reason to believe that the creature may actually be alive and in suspended animation!
[20:53] <Alldrogis Valkyvida> Advise. What is happening out there?!
[20:56] <Echo-81> ....Mr. Alldrogis, Anima-22 and a few other Descos had noticed a spike in energy activity further below. Could that be related?
[20:56] *** Back inside the cave, as more and more of the ice begins to melt, more of the Frozen Leviathan starts to become visible. Bright green blisters and cysts dot its hide, all containing pure pustules of Carar virus, but the positioning of the cysts are actually quite strange: they're ALL clumped together in groups of triangular formation.
[20:56] <Megan O`Cain> We don't know, Alldrogis. We noticed a powerful shaking here at Base Island.
[20:57] *** The Frozen Leviathan is bearing the MARK OF NURGLE!!!!! WHAT THE F[BLEEP]K?!?!?!?!?!
[20:57] *** And pause here for now since it's getting late and I'm falling asleep.
[21:01] *** We'll continue the adventure once I get back from my trip. Take care and I'll see you then.

[22:49] * Matsuo Shin manages to bundle his daughters into the control room as he fights to regain control
[22:49] <Matsuo Shin> gah..ho..hold on!!!!
[22:50] * Matsuo Shin the ship zooms past jupiter...saturn..uranus..going at blinding speeds
[22:50] * Matsuo Shin tries to turn the wheel but it's not responding.....
[22:51] * Matsuo Shin looks around..and desperatly manages to pull out the crystal orb from it's setting....causing the ship to finally slow itself.........
[22:52] * Matsuo Shin looks back..and sees his daughters crying..he walks over to them and hugs them both
[22:52] <Matsuo Shin>'s's alright i'll get you both home....
[22:54] * Matsuo Shin glances up..and sees the figure climb back over...and rapt at the door
[22:54] <Matsuo Shin> are you doing here!?

[23:10] * Matsuo Shin walks along the ground...Lina on his back...while the other person has Emi.....
[23:12] * Matsuo Shin looks around....they have landed in what looks like a lush forest...but their real goal appears to be a large mountain with a large strange ship on it....
[23:12] * Matsuo Shin decides to head to the find out how they ended up this far...

[23:36] * Matsuo Shin sighs..carefully laying down the dead alien ..the other person shielding Emi and Lina from the sight
[23:42] * Matsuo Shin feels uneasy inside the ship...

[00:14] * Matsuo Shin has managed to get back on board the ship and taken off....and tries to follow the strange wind which brought them back so far.....his daughters have fallen asleep...while the other person is dissapointed that they couldn't bring the rich minerals they found

[02:01] * Someone wakes up and winces at the bright white light in his eyes
[02:02] * Someone tries to take in his surroundings........but given all he can see is a bright white light..he gives up on the notion
[02:02] * Someone licks his lips.....metallic taste..ah.....teleport.....
[02:03] * Someone realizes very quickly his hands and legs are pinned under some manner of metallic bindings...
[02:04] * Someone hears something...and then screams in pain as a bright light scans him
[02:05] * Someone hears a manner of voices speaking but the sound of the scanner are deafening and he can't hear what they're saying
[02:05] * Someone passses out once more..

[18:00] * Rhia has set drinks out.....
[18:19] * Rhia puts out the call!
[19:15] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte and Matsumi Kaze (of all people) are already there..
[19:19] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte drinks a dark stout, drinking it down happily
[19:28] * Matsumi Kaze takes a shot of whiskey
[19:52] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> so...tell the story again, Rhia
[19:53] <Rhia> there I was...on the moors...
[20:29] * Freya Felinus walks in..and sighs at the sight...
[20:29] <Freya Felinus> two are just...I can't belive it
[21:53] * Freya Felinus snorts and laughs, trying to put another drink in...Matsumi goes to help her..but slips over and lands on her face....
[21:54] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte is stuffing her mouth with bar nuts
[21:55] * Griselda and Anesha are watching the drunken antics unfold~
[21:55] <Rhia> can i interest ye both in a drink?
[21:55] <Griselda> Sure thing~
[21:56] <Rhia> what will ye have?
[21:56] * Griselda and Anesha choose their particular favorites.
[21:57] * Rhia pours it out
[21:57] <Freya Felinus> AHAHAHAHAHA o...oh...yer....what..wha was I talking bout again?
[21:57] <Matsumi Kaze> how yer mom has a stick up her ass?
[21:58] <Freya Felinus> s..she is such..such a......fudging..pain...
[21:59] <Freya Felinus> jush cuz Orion wasnt....she wouldnt let me see him
[22:04] <Freya Felinus> a captiol..B...witch...
[22:14] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte just gives a thumbs up
[22:21] <Matsumi Kaze> GRISSY! SHOTS TIME
[22:35] * Freya Felinus drinks from one of the bottles
[00:25] * Freya Felinus and Matsumi stumble back home

[13:38] *** Mira Shadowmoon has joined #suburbansenshi3
[13:38] <@spiritflame> konnichiwa Mira Shadowmoon
[13:38] * Mira Shadowmoon exits the other side of the portal
[13:39] <Pinako> :D
[13:42] *** Pinako, you find yourself in an odd strange space...multiple vortexes and strange purpilish colored mists pervade the area...
[13:42] <Pinako> :O
[13:43] <Mira Shadowmoon> the space between walls...
[13:43] <Mira Shadowmoon> we're between the different branches of The Hotel right now
[13:44] <Mira Shadowmoon> ..and there's trouble
[13:44] <Beryl Shadowmoon> more trouble!
[13:45] * Beryl Shadowmoon is being attacked by a Deeminn.
[13:47] * Mira Shadowmoon pulls out her staff and casts a fire spell at Deeminn!
[13:49] * The Deeminn screams and collapses into a pile of bones
[13:49] <Mira Shadowmoon> Beryl...
[13:49] <Mira Shadowmoon> they haven't gotten to the Piller yet, have they?
[13:51] <The Deeminn> no, they haven't.
[13:51] <The Deeminn> did you find her when you got to Pinako?
[13:53] <Beryl Shadowmoon> *^
[13:53] <Mira Shadowmoon> well Pinako is here...haven't told her the full story yet
[13:55] <Beryl Shadowmoon> oh, right!
[13:56] <Beryl Shadowmoon> It began a while ago.
[13:57] <Beryl Shadowmoon> There's a parasite that has invaded these walls
[13:58] <Mira Shadowmoon> we were asked to investigate
[13:58] <Mira Shadowmoon> our...hybred nature protects us from it's effects
[14:00] <Pinako> Ooooooohhh :O
[14:01] <Beryl Shadowmoon> do we know where the parasite came from?
[14:05] <Mira Shadowmoon> from the beyond lands
[14:05] <Mira Shadowmoon> Asuka and Daniel are already guarding the portal home......
[14:08] <Mira Shadowmoon> I think we need to keep moving forward...we're too unguarded here
[14:09] <Beryl Shadowmoon> where is that pillar, anyway?
[14:11] <Mira Shadowmoon> from what I was told...deep into the shadows
[14:13] * Mira Shadowmoon looks around....then pulling on her hat quickly starts to move through the mists
[14:14] * Beryl Shadowmoon and Pinako follow
[14:17] <Mira Shadowmoon> Beryl! keep an eye out for any more of those things!
[14:20] * Another Deeminn emerges from another portal labeled 1337-DD.
[14:23] <Mira Shadowmoon> BERYL! TO YOUR LEFT!
[14:24] <Beryl Shadowmoon> Ah1
[14:24] * Beryl Shadowmoon fires an Ice spell at the Deeminn
[14:26] * The Deeminn is iced to a stop.
[14:26] * Mira Shadowmoon SLAMS her staff against the Deeminn
[14:27] * The Deeminn breaks apart!
[14:27] <Beryl Shadowmoon> it's mostly this oen they emerge from, why though?
[14:31] <Mira Shadowmoon> I don't know...but we need to keep moving!
[14:32] * Mira Shadowmoon tries to dart through the mist....listening for any other attacks
[14:34] <Mira Shadowmoon> Pinako? are you keeping up???
[14:34] <Pinako> yup! :D
[14:40] <Mira Shadowmoon> Aunt Pink would kill me if you got lost
[14:40] * Mira Shadowmoon SKIDS to a halt...
[14:40] <Mira Shadowmoon> .....
[14:41] *** a large door stands in front of them...decorated with two familer..the other the face has been chipped and broken apart
[14:42] <Beryl Shadowmoon> ok...ummm, who's been chipped apart?
[14:43] * Mira Shadowmoon knows but isn't saying
[14:43] <Mira Shadowmoon> ...ok Pinny....this is where you step up...
[14:43] <Mira Shadowmoon> .....we can't open the door...but you can
[14:43] * Pinako walks up
[14:45] <Pinako> :O
[14:45] * Pinako goes up to touch the door.
[14:46] *** the door extrudes a strange unearthly force to's cold to the touch...but feels..almost alive
[14:47] <Pinako> Oooooohhhh, a living door! :D
[14:48] <Mira Shadowmoon> ...I hate the feeling it gives
[14:49] <Pinako> why?
[14:51] <Mira Shadowmoon> doesn't want us here
[14:52] <Pinako> can we come in? :D
[14:54] * Pinako tries opening the door :D
[14:55] *** the door opens.....revealing a vast room.......a HUGE rising piller in the center..the pillar rotates...irridescent clouds rotating around it.......
[14:57] <Pinako> :O
[14:57] <Pinako> Woooooooow :O
[14:57] <Mira Shadowmoon> ....
[14:57] * Mira Shadowmoon shivers
[14:57] <Beryl Shadowmoon> it looks more tech than magic
[14:57] <Mira Shadowmoon> ....Beryl...keep me steady..feel like i'm going to fall
[14:59] * Beryl Shadowmoon holds onto Mira
[14:59] <Mira Shadowmoon> thanks...
[14:59] <Mira Shadowmoon>'s somewhere here..I can feel it
[15:01] * Mira Shadowmoon walks around, glancing around the area
[15:02] <Pinako> Anti Fluffy :O
[15:02] *** there's a creaking sound...
[15:03] <Beryl Shadowmoon> Watch out, everyone!
[15:04] * Mira Shadowmoon turns a HUGE spider like creature..covered in multiple eyes and mouths lands in front of them
[15:05] * Pinako SCREAMS!
[15:06] *** Entropus has joined #suburbansenshi3
[15:06] <@spiritflame> konnichiwa Entropus
[15:06] * Entropus gives a roar like a thousand universes screaming at the same time
[15:07] <Beryl Shadowmoon> Aghhhh ,millions of sreams
[15:09] <Mira Shadowmoon> Berl, dont let it gat to ou
[15:09] <Beryl Shadowmoon> Ice and Fire?
[15:10] * Mira Shadowmoon is having trouble speaking as it's roar affects her perception...
[15:10] * Mira Shadowmoon nods
[15:10] * Mira Shadowmoon tries casting a flame spell!
[15:10] * Beryl Shadowmoon does the same with an ice spell.
[15:12] * Entropus is hit..and while simply gives out an echoing roar..and charges towards them
[15:12] <Mira Shadowmoon> !
[15:12] * Mira Shadowmoon shoves her sister out of the way...getting knocked into by the gigantic monster and slammed against the wall
[15:13] <Beryl Shadowmoon> Agh!
[15:14] * Mira Shadowmoon struggles to get up but grimaces..her arm bleeding
[15:16] * Beryl Shadowmoon gets up, angry
[15:16] <Beryl Shadowmoon> You big 8-legged creep!
[15:17] * Entropus opens it's mouth....revealing tenticles topped by screaming skulls
[15:20] * Beryl Shadowmoon fleshes her arms out into vines!
[15:21] * Entropus sends out it's tenticles at the three!
[15:23] <Pinako> :O
[15:23] <Pinako> >:(
[15:23] <Pinako> >:[
[15:23] * Mira Shadowmoon tries to block with her staff, her arm busted
[15:25] * Pinako Screams, glowing with a sonic Scream!
[15:26] <Beryl Shadowmoon> why don't we slice them?
[15:29] * Entropus gets knocked back by the sonic scream!!!!
[15:29] <Mira Shadowmoon> ugh..we can..try....
[15:31] * Mira Shadowmoon winces and manages to pull out her sword
[15:31] * Beryl Shadowmoon forms her vines into a sword.
[15:34] * Entropus forms it's head into multple needles......and charges at the three!
[15:34] <Pinako> RAHHHHHHHHH
[15:35] * Pinako lainches beams from her vines, they look like... little Half Moons?
[15:35] * Pinako Launches*^
[15:36] * Entropus is struck by the blasts and causes it's needles to flail around in pain
[15:37] * Mira Shadowmoon rushes forward and tries to slice off one of the creature's legs with her sword....stumbling in the process
[15:37] <Beryl Shadowmoon> Woah! how long have you had that as an attack?
[15:37] * Beryl Shadowmoon Goes for the eyes!
[15:37] <Pinako> I don't know :O
[15:38] * Entropus is blinded and flails about..roaring and splashing dark blood around it!
[15:38] <Mira Shadowmoon> WATCH IT!
[15:38] <Mira Shadowmoon> WE NEED TO TAKE THIS THING OUT
[15:42] * Beryl Shadowmoon starts slashing around it!
[15:42] * Entropus hobbles about..and tries to fire an immense red beam at them!
[15:43] * Pinako reaches out to oull the two out of the way :O
[15:43] * Mira Shadowmoon is pulled out of the way..the blast missing them
[15:43] * Mira Shadowmoon casts LOCK on the monster...freezing it in place
[15:43] <Mira Shadowmoon> we can take it out now!
[15:45] <Pinako> Eeeee :D
[15:46] * Pinako spreads out her vines
[15:46] * Entropus is completely frozen and can't move...he's a sitting target
[15:47] * Pinako tries her trick off again
[15:51] * Entropus SCREAMS as it's torn apart....and turns into black dust
[15:51] <Mira Shadowmoon> ugh..good work...
[15:51] <Pinako> :O
[15:52] <Beryl Shadowmoon> that was a great move
[15:53] <Mira Shadowmoon> ...we better get out of here...the damage is going to undo itself..and we don't want to be here when that happens
[15:54] * A slow clap sounds out, then another, and another.
[15:55] * Mira Shadowmoon glances around
[15:56] <???> well done, I thougth that If I waited, soemone would do half of the job for me.
[15:57] <Beryl Shadowmoon> that and I hadn't know they had children of their own.
[15:58] <Beryl Shadowmoon> those creatures.
[15:58] <???> Oh, you should take a good look at yourselves.
[15:58] * Mira Shadowmoon is still holding her busted up arm
[15:59] * Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD) steps out of the shadows, with an army of DeeMinns behind her.
[16:00] <Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD)> I thought I had finished off your traitorous lineage, and the guardians, but it seems I missed a few.... Thousand!
[16:02] <Pinako> It's the meanie lady! :O
[16:04] <Mira Shadowmoon> ..I have no idea who you are
[16:04] <Mira Shadowmoon> but i won't let you do any more damage to this place!
[16:06] * Mira Shadowmoon winces...she's still in immense pain from the eariler attack
[16:07] <Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD)> ho? get them!
[16:07] * Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD) 's Deeminns leap out and start attacking
[16:08] <Pinako> :O
[16:08] <Pinako> >:[
[16:08] * Pinako confidently performs her little trick again!
[16:09] * Mira Shadowmoon casts FAST on herself and speeds out of the way of the DeeMinns attack
[16:10] <Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD)> AHHHHHHGHHH, I see a trace amount of the Moon in you, Who are you?!
[16:10] * Beryl Shadowmoon flies out of the way of the attacks
[16:12] <Pinako> I'm Pinako Last name Withheld and I won't let you hurt my cousins! >:O
[16:12] <Beryl Shadowmoon> I think she's finally coming into her own, albeit, there were some false starts.
[16:15] * Pinako Whips out More vines with headwings, each blasting a half moon out repeatedly!
[16:15] * Mira Shadowmoon slams her sword into the ground...and sends out a fire spell towards the DeeMinns "we need to lure them out of here! take them someplace where we can properly fight!"
[16:17] <Beryl Shadowmoon> right!
[16:18] * Beryl Shadowmoon flies and picks up Pinako, who is still firing.
[16:21] <Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD)> Oh no you don't
[16:22] * Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD) starts following them out of the room
[16:23] <Beryl Shadowmoon> come on, Mira!
[16:23] * Mira Shadowmoon takes flight using her magic, moving out of the room as quickly as she can..trying to find a portal to escape through
[16:23] <Mira Shadowmoon> Beryl!?..should we take this thing back home???
[16:24] <Beryl Shadowmoon> Where everyone else will kill them, great idea
[16:25] <Beryl Shadowmoon> do it!
[16:26] * Mira Shadowmoon pulls out a small key and concentrates...a portal opening up.....and DIVES through!
[16:26] * Beryl Shadowmoon flies through with Pinako!
[16:26] <Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD)> After Them!
[16:27] * Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD) and the Deeminns follow the group!
[16:28] *** the portal leads to........a clean marble room?
[16:28] *** it's ritchly decorated.....tapestries and vases set up...
[16:30] <Beryl Shadowmoon> Mooom, Grandma, we have company!
[16:31] * someone flashfries fifteen of the Deemins at the same time
[16:32] <Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD)> What?!
[16:33] <Prince Caligo> ......what did I tell you girls about bringing home visitors unannounced
[16:33] * Prince Caligo is dressed in full Black Wizard regailia...his eyes glowing yellow
[16:34] <Mira Shadowmoon> sorry, father...been a long day
[16:35] <Beryl Shadowmoon> that and there's a terrible interdimensional witch coming by hunting some versions of mom, aunts and the queens down.
[16:36] <Prince Caligo> ..oh really now
[16:36] * Prince Caligo glances around the room
[16:37] * Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD) and the Deemins are here.
[16:38] <Prince Caligo> ..and I just had this room cleaned too...
[16:38] * Prince Caligo flicks his wrist, a long sword coming out from under the sleeve and into his hand
[16:40] <Prince Caligo> who's first
[16:49] <Princess Green> ahem.
[16:50] * Prince Caligo glances back to his wife
[16:50] <Princess Green> - I'd say they don't get to be treated like good guests.. especially her. -
[16:51] <Princess Green> - torch her. -
[16:51] <Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD)> You DARE!
[16:52] <Beryl Shadowmoon> WE ALL! DARE!
[16:52] * Pinako starts blasting again
[16:53] * Beryl Shadowmoon starts shalshing.
[16:53] * Prince Caligo is on the other side of the room......several dozen Deemins burst into flame and explode
[16:53] * Princess Green 's face turns scary, vines elctrifying.
[16:54] * Mira Shadowmoon casts darkness on the enemy..blinding them in the process
[16:55] <Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD)> AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
[16:55] * Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD) starts blasting chaotic energy all over the place.
[16:58] * Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD) is soon stuck by Pinako's barrage of Moons.
[17:00] * Mira Shadowmoon tries to STAB CQ Beryl in the stomach
[17:02] * Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD) is stabbed chokes, and is leaking Dark energy, instead of blood
[17:04] * Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD) 's wounds soon heal insanely quickly, as the leaking stops
[17:05] * Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD) twists her neck, cracking being heard.
[17:05] <Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD)> Ahhhh, am I glad I drained her Essence.
[17:07] <Beryl Shadowmoon> I'm lost, what?
[17:08] <Mira Shadowmoon> she isn't human anymore that's what...
[17:09] <Princess Green> She is chaos as far as it sounds.
[17:13] * Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD) grins and holds Mira's face.
[17:13] <Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD)> Your traitorous lineage ends here, now and forever.
[17:15] * Mira Shadowmoon spits at her
[17:18] <Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD)> hmph, So, what will it be? yourselves.. or this room and everything connected to it?
[17:19] * Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD) is blasted
[17:21] <Mira Shadowmoon> ugh ><
[17:23] * Mira Shadowmoon struggles back to her feet
[17:32] <Mira Shadowmoon> what?
[17:45] <Princess Green> is that?
[17:46] <Beryl Shadowmoon> gr-gra-?
[17:46] <Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD)> Who dares?
[17:57] <Woman> GET. OUT.
[17:59] <Chaos Queen Beryl(1337-DD)> WHAT?!
[18:02] <Princess Green> YOU HEARD HER, GET OUT!

[19:02] *** Meanwhile, back on Planeta del Agua...
[19:03] *** The main assembly room of Eisenblut's base darkens, and everyone has assembled in eager anticipation of Bismarck's upcoming orders.
[19:03] *** So much preparations have been undergone, and so many resources collected, gathered, processed, and stockpiled.
[19:04] *** Bismarck has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:04] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Bismarck
[19:05] * Bismarck steps up in all of her stoic, Teutonic glory, her long hair cascading down to her waist as she looks out upon everyone. U-556's absence is still a painful one.
[19:06] <Bismarck> Sisters, it has often been said that I like war.
[19:06] <Bismarck> Sisters, I like war.
[19:06] <Bismarck> No, sisters...I LOVE war.
[19:08] <Bismarck> I love holocausts. I love blitzkriegs. I love defensive lines cunningly crafted from the most fiendish minds of the Imperium.
[19:09] <Bismarck> I love sieges, charges, I love mop-up operations, and retreats, all orchestrated in the most brutal tactics of the Tactica Imperialis.
[19:10] <Bismarck> Wars across steppes, in crevasses, in undersea trenches, on icy fields, in frozen tundras, through deserts, on the sea, in the air, I love every act of war that can occur under the eyes of our Lost Father.
[19:10] <Bismarck> I love blasting the enemy to smithereens with artillery salvos that thunder across the lines of battle.
[19:12] <Bismarck> My heart leaps with joy whenever an Alliance soldier is tossed high into the air and cut to pieces by well placed boltgun rounds. And there is nothing like one of us using rig-mounted plasma cannons to destroy enemy tanks. And the feeling that comes when a soldier runs screaming from his blazing tank, only to be mowed down by pulse-laser fire, is such an exquisite feeling.
[19:13] * Capt. David O`Cain has ordered the flag of the Moon Kingdom to be flown from the main mast of the HMS Queen's Bounty while the landing party has finished their preparations at Base Island, including additional Marines from Alpha Company and a few teams from Wolf's Den
[19:14] <Bismarck> Like when ranks of infantry brandish their bayonets rushing into our firing lines. It moves me deep within my heart to watch a terrified conscript stabbing over and over into the bloated form on a long-dead Snow-stalker.
[19:15] <Bismarck> The sight of Alliance captives being strung up from a street lamp is an irresistible pleasure. And there is nothing more arousing than the sounds made by stupefied turncoats dropping like flies, screaming in disbelief as they're mowed down by gauss automatic rifles.
[19:17] <Bismarck> When a band of pitiful civilians-become-soldiers makes their final stand with nothing but small arms, only to have their city smashed to atoms block by block by Deathstrike plasma missiles... [love] I'm in ecstasy.[/love]
[19:18] <Bismarck> I love it when our forces are ravaged by an Alliance armored division. It's so sad to see settlements that were supposed to be defended at all costs being laid to waste, their inhabitants sacrificed like so much refuse and ammunition.
[19:19] <Bismarck> I love to be squashed under the heel of Alliance war machines. The humiliation as we crawled around like vermin, ducking the strike fighters flying overhead.
[19:20] <Bismarck> is clear that our enemies have finally returned in force to this most blessed world we have claimed in the name of our Father and his realm.
[19:20] <Bismarck> What does that mean for us?
[19:20] <Bismarck> It means that WAR has returned to this world-ocean.
[19:21] <Bismarck> And what are we to do now? It's quite simple.
[19:22] <Bismarck> All that is open to us now is to make war, war so grand as to make Father Himself SING with joy. Sisters, I ask you as fellow warriors of the sea what is it that you really want? Do you wish for further war as I do?
[19:23] <Bismarck> Do you wish for a merciless, bloody war? A war whose fury is built with iron and blood and lightning and fire?
[19:25] *** Everyone in Eisenblut takes a step forward, raising an arm into the air, their eyes almost BURNING with anticipation, and their faces beaming with excitement.
[19:25] <The girls of Eisenblut> - KRIEG! KRIEG! KRIEG! KRIEG!!! -
[19:25] <Z-23> Für unseren verlorenen Vater! Alles für unseren verlorenen Vater!!!
[19:27] <Bismarck> Very well. Then krieg is what you shall have. We are a clenched fist, created by a quirk of fate, ready to strike down all who would besmirch this most holy of refuges with all of our passion and might..
[19:27] <Bismarck> But... After enduring years of wallowing in the darkness, for us, a simple "ordinary" war will no longer be sufficient.
[19:28] <Bismarck> We need a MASSIVE war! A war beyond any other that has ever graced this world or the stars that surround it!
[19:30] <Bismarck> We are but a small group, the remnants of a much-larger force that once made all those sought to travel these waters TREMBLE. However, I believe that each of you girls is equal to A THOUSAND of those pathetic, mindless Alliance sycophants. We represent a force that could easily annihilate an army of TEN MILLION AND ONE!!!
[19:32] <Bismarck> It is time for us to fully awaken and tear apart the ones who made us betray our creators, and who now lie sleeping. Let's drag them out of bed by the hair, and remind them of what we are! We will remind them of what it feels like to live in FEAR. We will remind them of the sound our jackboots make against their throats!!
[19:34] <Bismarck> Eisenblut is going to burn this incoming invasion down to ash.
[19:34] <Bismarck> Yes, sisters! Soon, their charred remains will illuminate the night sky and draw the attention of Father Himself!!
[19:36] <Bismarck> I now give pass on the orders of the Kommandant! As was given to me, I now give to you!
[19:37] <Bismarck> SISTERS!!!
[19:37] <Bismarck> - LET'S -
[19:37] <Bismarck> - BRING -
[19:37] <Bismarck> - THEM -
[19:37] <Bismarck> - HELL -
[19:40] *** With nearly demonic glee, ALL of Eisenblut starts heading towards the docking bays to be fitted with their combat rigs, selecting and loading their weapons and preparing for the battle that will be soon to come.
[19:40] * Roon is ESPECIALLY happy.
[19:41] * Prinz Heinrich is especially GIGGLY. And bouncy.
[19:41] * Tundra Kits are scared and unhappy
[19:43] * Bismarck and Tirpitz as both getting their rigs ready as well, as is Graf Zepplin and everyone else. NO ONE will be held back for this. They intend to go ALL OUT with everything they have.
[19:44] * Z-23 leaves out extra food for the Tundra Kits.
[19:44] <Z-23> ...
[19:44] <Z-23> You are all acting uncharacteristically dour.
[19:46] <Tundra Kits> the anti-Fluffy :<
[19:50] <Z-23> Anti...fluffy?
[19:51] <Z-23> Was bedeutet das?
[19:52] <Tundra Kits> ot be thing that hate all kits and fluffiness :O
[19:56] <Z-23> Where did you find something like that?! Has Deutschland or Z-24 been bullying you?
[20:05] <Z-23> Keep in mind that Eisenblut has little time for things that are soft and cuddly. There is much here that would not like that sort of thing.
[20:20] <Tundra Kits> some tundra kits saw an anti-fluffy :<
[20:20] <Z-23> You'll be fine until we return!
[20:20] <Tundra Kits> at busy-mark :O
[20:20] <Z-23> Are anti-fluffies supposed to be bad?
[20:21] <Tundra Kits> yuppa :<
[20:29] <Z-23> Hmph...we'll find out what that means later.
[20:45] <Z-23> In the meantime..
[20:45] <Z-23> >:D
[20:45] <Z-23> WE HAVE A WAR TO WAGE!!!
[20:52] <Z-23> :D
[21:22] *** And with that, we shall pause here for the night. We'll continue tomorrow when things will DEFINITELY start to heat up!
[19:28] *** Meanwhile, back on the Island
[19:29] <UMP-9> Okay! We have an incoming submarine carrying a bunch of kids our way!
[19:33] <M1918 BAR> Children? Where did they come from?
[19:33] <Megan O`Cain> Thanks for the update, 9. ETA?
[19:34] <UMP-9> They're survivors! From the conflict that devastated this place years ago!
[19:35] <UMP-9> ETA, maybe about two hours. You know how slow those submarines go.
[19:35] <Springfield> Survivors? Oh my! I should make something special for those children then!
[19:35] <Springfield> ^___^
[19:36] <Megan O`Cain> I don't know. The PLV was pretty quick.
[19:37] <UMP-45> They're coming through the tunnel network south of here. Apparently it's tight confines requiring slow speeds and care.
[19:38] <UMP-45> I'm also picking up a major storm front blowing in from the east. It'll be on top of us within the next several hours.
[19:38] <Megan O`Cain> Fair enough, then.
[19:39] <Echo-81> Hmmm....
[19:39] <Capt. David O`Cain> Hey, Charlotte. Give Springfield some help in prepping food for our incoming guests.
[19:41] <Echo-81> If memory serves, doesn't Ironblood launch attacks during a storm?
[19:41] <Capt. David O`Cain> They've shown up during said storms, yeah.
[19:42] <Echo-81> I'll get some of the others on standby, in-case Ironblood does decide to attack.
[19:44] <Capt. David O`Cain> For the most part, we've only observed. Ironblood made the first move the last time, and it was only three of them.
[19:45] <HK416> That was more of a sortie than anything else.
[19:46] <HK416> Analyzing what happened that time, the fact that they ONLY attacked with a small group would suggest that their objective had been to test our responses.
[19:47] <HK416> All of the information we've obtained so far indicates that they're very brutal when they attack, utilizing overwhelming force, but also attack using tactics that were planned in advance and utilize a lot of coordination.
[19:48] <Capt. David O`Cain> Well, we've got our own surprises thanks to Normandy.
[19:55] <HK416> Except the Normandy isn't directly overhead.
[19:56] *** Overhead, there's ANOTHER massive explosion high up in the atmosphere!! It looks like the Hellesponte is trying to allow another ship to come through!
[19:58] <Hellesponte AI> Standby! More reinforcements incoming.
[19:59] *** Another ship shoots through the small opening in the shields before the hole can close. The ship is another design that's streamlined for atmospheric flight and designed for planetary landings.
[19:59] <Capt. David O`Cain> Now who's coming?
[20:00] *** Holy crap! It's an Abh Talth-class transport!! They can actually LAND on oceans!
[20:00] <Megan O`Cain> Perhaps not, 416, but they did bring in additional ground troops and have the F/A-9 Skyhawks on standby.
[20:01] <Megan O`Cain> Rather at least a couple teams ready.
[20:01] * Hellesponte AI sent a final burst-transmission before the shield closed. "A full regiment of Abh Nahen Bosnal is on its way with a full load of relief supplies."
[20:02] *** As you're watching it looks like either a drop pod or an escape shuttle jettisons from the transport. Wonder what's up with that?
[20:05] * Megan O`Cain sees the transport, and decides to walk towards the waterline
[20:14] *** A continuous beam of green energy suddenly shoots up from somewhere far to the north, connecting with the incoming transport! IT'S THE QUARANTINE DEFENSE GRID!! IT'S COME ONLINE!!
[20:14] *** Elsewhere...
[20:14] <LM-101> - ...Ooooo-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho~! -
[20:25] *** The Talth takes a direct hit along its aft section. A HUGE explosion sends it into a slow roll as it begins to lose power and control and fall from the sky, going from a controlled descent to a gradually intensifying "death-spiral".
[20:26] <Hellesponte AI> .............................................................................F[BLEEP]K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[20:26] <Megan O`Cain> The f[BLEEP]k just happened?!
[20:26] <UMP-9> :O
[20:26] <UMP-45> D:
[20:26] <HK416> :O
[20:27] <G11> ...!!!
[20:27] <G11> ...Okay, I'm awake now. What'd I just miss?
[20:28] <Capt. David O`Cain> A transport just got hit!
[20:30] * Echo-81 gets in touch with the other Descos. Some will head to the upcoming crash site, while the others will try to figure out where the attack came from.
[20:30] <G11> ...Was it anyone important?
[20:30] <Capt. David O`Cain> It came from the Abh Empire.
[20:30] <Capt. David O`Cain> Who are allies to us within the Coalition.
[20:31] <G11> ...Oh, the blue-haired, pale Spacers?
[20:32] <Capt. David O`Cain> Yes, them. They sent a regiment of Bosnal to aid us, and that transport got shot! Someone's controlling the cannons, and it ain't us!
[20:32] * HK416 KICKS G-11. "Those "Spacers" are only some of the most elegant and beautiful Organics we've ever seen! Show some respect, you narcoleptic goblin!"
[20:34] *** The transport will DEFINITELY crash in the water several miles away...WELL BEYOND the continental shelf!! It'll come right down in deep ocean water THOUSANDS of feet deep...meaning it'll be in the "Haunted Void".
[20:35] * Echo-81 tells the Descos headed that way to exercise special caution.
[20:36] <Capt. David O`Cain> God damn it! Who is making this s[BLEEP]t more complicated than it should be?!
[20:37] *** The cannon shot definitely came from the mainland, a few miles further inland that you haven't explored yet.
[20:37] <Echo-81> ...triangulating.... seems it came from the mainland, over there.
[20:40] *** At the same time, that drop pod is going to make safe landfall somewhere to the east, along the coast.
[20:44] * Mathias Stelman sends a squad of Marines over to the eastern coastline to meet up with the drop pod
[20:46] * Donovan O`Cain and Michelle quickly gather their flight team, and get their Airwolves into the air to investigate the cannon shot
[20:47] <Donovan O`Cain> Come on, Pack 3-6! Let's go!]
[20:56] *** The drop pod lands hard in the middle of an icy field, surrounded by rocky ridges and low hills that have formed a small shallow box canyon.
[20:57] * Marine Squad 4 heads towards the drop pod as best they can
[21:03] *** The drop pod opens, and out staggers....!
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[21:03] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Nue Houjuu
[21:04] * Close by the ice field, the Desco unit known as Nile-99 closes in.
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[21:04] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Sanae Kochiya
[21:05] *** Nile-99, you also see THREE OTHERS waiting on the ice field, approaching the drop pod as well!
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[21:05] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Fujiwara no Mokou
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[21:05] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Hatate Himekaidou
[21:06] *** And...AND!! AND~!
[21:06] *** has joined #suburbansenshi3
[21:06] <@spiritflame> konbanwa
[21:06] *** Reisen Udongein Inaba [LunaticMoonRabbit@FedCom.Net (Pirated Serve] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[21:06] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Reisen Udongein Inaba
[21:06] <Nile-99> .....??
[21:07] *** The five of them meet and just stare at each other grimly for a few minutes before finally nodding.
[21:08] <Marine Squad Sergeant (male)> Huh. Well, ain't this a sight.
[21:09] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> ....
[21:09] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> It's time at last.
[21:09] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Which means...
[21:10] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - WE'LL MAKE THE OCEAN METAL NOW. -
[21:10] <Nile-99> ?_?
[21:11] *** Something rears up behind the Squad Sergeant! Something HUGE!!
[21:11] <Marine Squad Sergeant (male)> Yeah, unfortunately, we've got bigger problems. Namely Ironblood and....and....
[21:12] * Marine Squad Sergeant (male) turns around slowly to see what is behind him
[21:13] * The Juvenile Sea Emperor has pulled itself partway out of the water and is examining everyone.
[21:13] <The Juvenile Sea Emperor> OwwwO
[21:14] * Reisen Udongein Inaba looks at the Sergeant.
[21:14] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> ....
[21:14] <Marine Squad Sergeant (male)> Uh...hi?
[21:14] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - We know how to fix these problems. -
[21:15] *** Reisen Udongein Inaba [LunaticMoonRabbit@FedCom.Net (Pirated Serve] has left #suburbansenshi3 (And our way is ALWAYS the Best Way.)
[21:15] *** And pause here for the night since it's a good cliffhanger spot.
[21:16] *** As promised, things are about to get METAL. Get ready to enjoy it to the MAXIMUM soon.
[21:16] *** Good night and take care until next time.
[20:01] *** Meanwhile, back on Planeta del Agua...
[20:02] *** The storm continues to blow in, and the winds are carrying upon them a strange scent of metal and oil and...perfume?!
[20:04] *** The backdrop is even more ominous and downright epic as the crippled Talth continues its slow drop to the planet's surface. Its partially-streamlined form is shedding at least a little of the speed it's picking up, but it's still going to hit that water HARD and already you can see multiple escape pods and dropships jettisoning from it with varying results.
[20:05] *** Many of the escape pods are getting thrown wildly off course by the fierce winds the ship is creating as it plunges through the atmosphere, and some of the dropships are getting smashed against the hull or flung into wild spins by those same crosswinds. A lot of the ship's crew and passengers AREN'T going to survive this.
[20:06] *** And once that ship hits the water and sinks into the Haunted Void, even fewer will they'll be in the feeding grounds of the Leviathans.
[20:07] * Many of the Descos quickly rush out to where the ships will hit....
[20:07] *** A strange buzzing echoes through the air again as a few more long-dormant Architect systems struggle to come back online, the start-up programs re-initializing grudgingly under the fevered efforts of LM-101.
[20:08] * Chibi-Leady stares ahead into the Crystal Caverns, weighing her options.
[20:08] <Chibi-Leady> Hey, how many of you Descos are near me?
[20:10] <Faria-2> Faria-2 here. How many do you need?
[20:10] <Chibi-Leady> Because I am going to need SERIOUS backup for this...and an equally serious kick in the head for even THINKING this in the first place.
[20:11] <Chibi-Leady> I need as many as you can spare...'cause I'm going into the DeepDownDarkDeepDown, risking the attentions of the Devil's Anuses, risking going deeper than this suit is actually rated for, and doing so in an attempt to locate a place that mind not even be reachable in my current condition!!
[20:11] <Faria-2> Well, three of us can get over to you.
[20:12] <Chibi-Leady> In other words...I F[BLEEP]KING CRAZY FOR EVEN THINKING ABOUT DOING THIS!!!
[20:13] <Faria-2> Well, what with everything going on, maybe we need a little crazy.
[20:13] * Chibi-Leady takes a step forward towards the edge of the undersea cliff she's standing at the edge of, pauses for a few seconds, then steps off and PLUNGES down into the unreal cavern filled with strangely-lit massive crystal formations below!
[20:14] * Faria-2 and two other Descos quickly swim over to Leady. Time for some crazy-deep diving!
[20:16] *** Elsewhere, far to the north, there are occasional flashes of distant emerald green light lighting up the clouds. Most likely they're Quarantine cannons firing on the Normandy. Other faint flashes briefly flicker the undersides of the clouds, indicating other explosions happening too.
[20:16] *** And in the middle of ALL of this, something is swimming rapidly towards the Island.
[20:17] <Juvenile Sea Emperor> OwwwO
[20:17] * Juvenile Sea Emperor is carrying something on its back as it swims!
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[20:17] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Nue Houjuu
[20:17] * Meanwhile, far above the planet..... something is rapid-firing weaponry to punch a strong hole through the shield and pass through.
[20:18] *** Sanae Kochiya has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:18] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Sanae Kochiya
[20:18] *** has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:18] <@spiritflame> konbanwa
[20:18] *** Fujiwara no Mokou [CrimsonWatchguard@FedComNet(pirated server)] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:18] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Fujiwara no Mokou
[20:18] *** Hatate Himekaidou has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:18] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Hatate Himekaidou
[20:18] *** has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:18] <@spiritflame> konbanwa
[20:19] *** Reisen Udongein Inaba [LunaticMoonRabbit@FedCom.Net (Pirated Serve] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:19] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Reisen Udongein Inaba
[20:19] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> >:(
[20:19] <Echo-81> word. Those are...
[20:19] *** And over the radios on an open channel, a haunting sound can be heard.
[20:20] <~> OOOOO-ooooo. oooooo-OOO. OOOOOO-oooooo. oooooo-OOOOO
[20:20] *** ......It's them! IT'S THEM!!! IT'S....IT'S...!!!!!!!!!
[20:21] *** A steady drumbeat starts, backed up by a low-key keyboards and guitar riffs.
[20:21] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - We got the storm coming in now. -
[20:22] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - And they're almost in range. -
[20:22] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - And we're cloaked in white silence -
[20:22] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - On the ocean of the Falcon Range. -
[20:23] *** Maximum the Touhou is SINGING...and making the whole ocean METAL!!!!!!
[20:24] <Other Girls> BUT WE WAIT
[20:24] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - Gotta wait for the first wave -
[20:25] <Other Girls> Breach the gate
[20:25] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - And you can see the storm is closer now. -
[20:25] <Other Girls> THUN DER BLAST
[20:25] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - It's a lightning infestation -
[20:26] <Other Girls> LIGHT THE MATCH
[20:26] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - And we'll kick them where they stand -
[20:26] *** Guitar peal.
[20:27] <Hatate and Sanae> COULD THIS BE THE END~!
[20:27] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - Time is term-in-nated! -
[20:27] <Hatate and Sanae> Could this be the end~!?
[20:27] <Other Girls> PUNCH THE CODE!
[20:28] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - Now we get the falcons flying now! -
[20:29] <Other Girls> LOCK AND LOAD
[20:29] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - The enemy now is nearer! -
[20:29] <Other Girls> SPIN THE WHEEL
[20:29] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - It's a coffin for them all. -
[20:29] <Other Girls> MAKE THEM KNEEL
[20:30] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - Submit of be gone -
[20:30] <Hatate and Sanae> OOOOOOOOOOO-ooooooooooo-OOOOOOO-ooooooo
[20:31] <Hatate and Sanae> I can't see you!
[20:31] <Hatate and Sanae> I can't break through! No!
[20:31] <Hatate and Sanae> Surprise me too
[20:32] <Hatate and Sanae> Its down to you!
[20:32] <Hatate and Sanae> Yeah yeah yeah, we are the dust from stars now.
[20:33] <Hatate and Sanae> Yeah yeah yeah, we know we own the light.
[20:33] <Hatate and Sanae> Yeah yeah yeah, we're in a last stand now.
[20:33] <Hatate and Sanae> Yeah yeah yeah, the end is in our sights
[20:34] *** Insert epic guitar and drum combo-solo from Mokou, Hatate, and Sanae.
[20:35] <All Girls> WHOOOOOOO-ooooooo-OOOOOOOoooooOOOOOoooooOOOOooooo
[20:36] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - The centrifuge is spinning. -
[20:36] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - And the gods draws their path. -
[20:37] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - And we five choose to sacrifice. -
[20:37] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - Against the Iron-blooded wrath! -
[20:38] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - And the demons are descending. -
[20:38] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - Closer to their host. -
[20:39] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - The sea-demons' grining -
[20:39] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - While the storm chokes the coast. -
[20:40] * Hatate Himekaidou JUST let her hair go completely undone in pure unadulterated HAIRMETAL fashion!!!
[20:40] <Hatate Himekaidou> WHOAAA-OOO-OOOO! LEAVE THEIR SOULS!
[20:40] <Hatate Himekaidou> We were always meant to go!
[20:41] <Hatate Himekaidou> LET IT BE! One last strike...with our sword!
[20:42] <~Everyone> We may die...but we lived...our...lives~!
[20:43] *** Insert instrumental solo.
[20:43] <Sanae Kochiya> Could this be the end, yeah
[20:44] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - LASCANNONS SCREAM! Heat sinks burning white! -
[20:45] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - The demons's moving closer shooting flaming bloody light! -
[20:46] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - The blood of iron has mustered all its strength. -
[20:46] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - The power of a few tries to keep the demon at bay. -
[20:47] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - The stars and the planet and the universe quakes! -
[20:47] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - The storm builds to fury crushing DEATH in its wake! -
[20:48] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - We found ourselves here and we looked within. -
[20:48] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - We know we all could die but now we LIVE. -
[20:49] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - All right. -
[20:49] <Nue Houjuu> All right!
[20:49] <Fujiwara no Mokou> All right!
[20:50] <Hatate Himekaidou> All right!
[20:50] <Sanae Kochiya> BORDER=0 All right!!!
[20:51] <~Everyone> Could this be the end
[20:51] <~Everyone> Could this be the end!
[20:52] * Maximum the Touhou is away: ETA to the Island, less than an hour!
[20:54] *** The UMP sisters have been headbanging like CRAZY, and G11 was stage-diving into the spontaneous MOSH PIT that the other T-Dolls formed...that HK416 is in the MIDDLE of.
[20:55] <Echo-81> ......wut
[21:03] * Up above, something or someone goes to punch another massive hole in the planetary shield!
[21:05] *** The shield is breached once again, but will restore its integrity in a minute or so. Long enough to transmit Maximum the Touhou's recent mini-concert up to the Fleet though!
[21:05] * The concert broadcast is received.... and at the same time, five distinct figures teleport from the ship in orbit.... it's the Fafnir!
[21:07] * The first figure hits the ground.... It's Naoto!
[21:08] *** Several Quarantine Cannons take aim and open fire on any vessel attempting to breach the upper atmosphere.
[21:09] * Capt. David O`Cain has sent Iris along with Beta Squad and a squad of MKM on the HMS Queen's Bounty while Megan orders two Airwolf-T packs (each consisting of three helos) along with two packs of attack model Airwolves for escort
[21:09] * The Fafnir remains in orbit, but will drift about to punch holes in the shield at irregular locations and intervals to allow for some broadcasts.
[21:10] * Donovan O`Cain and Michelle has taken their wolfpack towards the nearest Quarantine Cannon to investigate
[21:10] * The second figure to make landfall....Dear lord he is huge!
[21:11] *** You take notice of something up in orbit. One of the Quarantine Cannons on the polar continent suddenly EXPLODES as it's struck by a single shot that delivers enough kinetic energy to create the equivalent of a 40 kiloton explosion!
[21:11] <Donovan O`Cain> (Oh boy! Crab cakes!)
[21:11] * Burroughs is currently manning the Fafnir, and notices the explosion. (Oh boy.)
[21:11] <Donovan O`Cain> - (Should have known they sent in Mr. Krabs to this place.) -
[21:15] * The crab creature looks over towards the O`Cains. "I take it you must be the O`Cains, then?"
[21:16] * HK416 is currently getting smacked around a LOT inside that T-Doll Mosh Pit right now.
[21:17] <Megan O`Cain> That would be us. Our cousins have already left to check the nearest cannon.
[21:17] * Naoto looks over to HK416. "......I see the dossier I received on the T-Dolls had a few details omitted."
[21:20] <Megan O`Cain> Who are you?
[21:20] * The crab creature nods. "I am Durand. Three of my other compatriots should be landing nearby soon..."
[21:21] * The crab creature is now known as Durand
[21:21] * Durand doesn't have a /look, just fyi.
[21:23] * Close by one of the cannons, a bubble of energy descends... and out pops this dubious-looking lad.
[21:25] *** The cannons can't really fire upon anything close to their bases, so his arrival would be unopposed.
[21:27] <Redhead demon>, such a design. Made to keep things away, or from leaving....
[21:27] <Redhead demon> Let's see how much these can be turned towards other efforts.
[21:28] * Redhead demon lifts his hands, and prepares to utterly rearrange its innards.... the same energy from his bubble coats his hands as he goes to do so.
[21:28] *** In a different part of the continent, another Quarantine Cannon is heavily damaged when a squadron of Starfury Thunderbolts launch an attack run, blasting it with multiple micronuke anti-ship missiles.
[21:31] *** The Quarantine Cannon is a MASSIVE thing, and its interior systems were constructed not only of a design concocted by an utterly alien and significantly advanced intelligence, but using materials that exceed the strength of diamond. The few moving parts are knocked out of alignment, but that'll only delay firing until the maintenance bots can effect repairs in an hour or so.
[21:32] * Redhead demon gives a seriously malicious grin. He gets to knocking more things out of place, but also begins setting up a domino effect --- one thing gets fixed, three other things will break in its place, and trigger a cascading effect! Why yes he is devious!
[21:33] * Meanwhile, near another cannon.... holy balls a gigantic beam of pure "F[BLEEP]K YOU" just raced across the waves and towards another cannon!
[21:35] * Megan O`Cain opens a vid-window, and gets a status check on how the rescuing is going
[21:38] *** The rescuing is NOT going well. The survivors are scattered all over the surface of the water, and the aircraft can only retrieve a single group at a time...which requires VERY swift timing.'ve already seen a few ENTIRE escape pods get POWER-LUNCHED in a single bite by things that look more like oceanic Eldritch Abominations than fish.
[21:39] * The Descos are doing their damnest to assist where possible, though some have been taking damage from these oversized sushi-rolls.
[21:40] *** And....FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!! The transport itself JUST got pulled underwater by a MASSIVE creature that looks like a six-eyed black water snake with a dragon-like head and multiple fluke-like limbs...and it's at least TWO MILES LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[21:41] <Megan O`Cain> Christ... had that cannon NOT fired...
[21:42] *** Another escape shuttle just got SUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKED into the massive mouth of an enormous fish that looks like a ginormous Pufferfish...except it doesn't have spines but when it inhales water the suction effect literally manifests as a VORTEX inside its cavernous maw.
[21:44] *** So far at least three Quarantine Cannons have been knocked out of commission. All three have been so badly damaged that they're disabled for the time being.
[21:48] *** So far, over a dozen escape pods have been retrieved, and several landing craft are speeding towards the closest landmass, using coordinates and directions provided by YOU, the rescueers.
[21:54] *** Pause here for right now, and will pick things up again tomorrow. Take care until then.
[20:28] *** AND WE'RE BACK FOR A BIT!
[20:28] *** The sounds of battle continue to grow from further north, and judging by the echoes of distant explosions it sounds like the Quarantine Cannons are getting pounded to all hell.
[20:32] * The Descos are working to help save whomever they can. Over by one of the cannons, the redhead is taking his sweet time studying the cannons' inner-workings, mostly so he can find better ways to completely screw up the others.
[20:32] <Capt. David O`Cain> Daaaamn, somebody's doing some work.
[20:34] <Durand> If I had to guess, Alan is busy helping destroy some of the cannons.
[20:35] *** The storm is drawing hearer too.
[20:36] *** Suddenly, something surfaces a short distance to the south. It's the transport carrying those children!
[20:39] <SFC Iris Gainsburough> PLV's back!
[20:39] * Echo-81 helps wave down the PLV.
[20:40] * The PLV heads towards the shoreline with its cargo of people
[20:44] * Capt. David O`Cain sends Alpha Squad to meet up with the PLV to help off-load
[20:48] *** The children begin to disembark from the PLV. Many of them are hesitant, looking around with trepidation at all of the people (and creatures) meeting them. Almost all of them look paler than they should, and all of them are nearly blinded by what light there is.
[20:48] *** These children haven't seen the sun in YEARS.
[20:50] <Alpha Squad Sergeant (male)> It's alright, we're not here to hurt you. We really do want to help you.
[20:51] * Echo-81 remains close-by, to better observe the people. As for Anima, she's dived down to assist Leady and the other three Descos.
[20:55] *** Three of the children seem unperturbed by all of this. In fact, they seem oddly disciplined.
[21:00] *** In fact, those kids are wearing...holy crap! Are those children VAN SAAR?!
[21:01] <Naoto> My word...
[21:03] <Megan O`Cain> Everything alright over there?
[21:07] <Naoto> The armor on those three.... isn't that of Van-Saar design?
[21:09] <Megan O`Cain> I think you're right.
[21:14] *** The three children look over at the speakers, then at all of the T-Dolls and other military personnel. They seem VERY at ease with it all.
[21:25] <Megan O`Cain> (Hmm.)
[21:29] *** And pause here for now since it's time for me to get to bed. We
[21:30] *** WE'll pick things up again tomorrow. Same T-Doll time, Same T-Doll station!
[23:49] <Mirai Arashi> /LIN

[23:49] * Mirai Arashi sits in a park..feeling sad....
[23:49] <Mirai Arashi> ....
[23:49] <Mirai Arashi> what do I do now...
[23:50] <Shina> Mirai?
[23:50] <Mirai Arashi> o..oh shina...
[23:50] * Mirai Arashi smiles as her cat hops up and nuzzles her hand
[23:50] <Shina> don't be will be alright....
[23:51] <Shina> i'm sure if the others knew they'd help :)
[23:51] * Mirai Arashi looks at her senshi communicator
[23:51] <Mirai Arashi> ....I wish they would...
[23:51] <Mirai Arashi> ...I really wish they would....
[23:52] * Shina is about to say something..but her ear twitches...
[23:53] <Mirai Arashi> hm?
[23:53] * Mirai Arashi glances over...and sees something moving..a shadow against the wall
[23:54] * Mirai Arashi relaxes..then sees another..and another...marching in a row..without anyone attached
[23:54] * Mirai Arashi goes to follow them!
[23:54] * Shina follows after Mirai!
[23:56] * Shina moves and hides behind a corner......
[23:56] * Mirai Arashi hides as well and looks....
[23:57] * Mirai Arashi sees a man dressed in what looks like a dark cloak and wide brim hat playing on a strange fiddler...
[23:57] <Mirai Arashi> ..what's going on?
[23:57] <Shina> ...I..I think they're stealing shadows!
[00:01] * Mirai Arashi pulls out her Transformation Phone and tries to send a call out to the other outer senshi
[00:02] * Mirai Arashi looks up..only to see a shadow in front of SCREETCHES and slashes at her
[00:02] * Mirai Arashi drops the phone in surprise..which slides across the ground
[00:02] * Mirai Arashi scrambles for it..only for another group of the shadows to appear and surround her
[00:02] <Mirai Arashi> g..gah
[00:03] * Shina races for the phone, only to be grabbed by a group of shadowy tenticles
[00:03] <Mirai Arashi> SHINA!
[00:03] *** to be continued

[00:12] * Sailor Salacia and Sailor Venti have beaten back the shadow fiends and the Fiddler......then run back to check on Sailor Quinox, who has lost her shadow....
[00:12] <Sailor Salacia> Quinox? are you alright????
[00:12] <Sailor Ventai> hey hold on!
[00:12] <Neo Sailor Quinox> w..what happened.....where did they go?
[00:13] <Shina> they escaped into the night.....with the shadows...
[00:13] <Neo Sailor Quinox> we..we need to go after them!
[00:13] * Neo Sailor Quinox takes a few steps and nearly collapses, caught by Venti
[00:14] <Sailor Venti> hey you're in no shape to go anywhere!
[00:14] <Sailor Salacia> it would help if we knew what was going on......
[00:14] <?> perhaps...I can help with that...
[00:15] * The girls look see Ultra Quinox standing there, bathed in the moonlight...Freya perched on her shoulder....
[00:17] <Ultra Quinox> ...i think you should come with me....

[00:41] * Neo Sailor Quinox , Venti and Salacia have managed to get on board one of the vessals delivering the shadows to their master.....
[00:41] * Sailor Salacia looks like she's going to be sick...
[00:42] <Sailor Venti> hey..don't throw up on me!
[00:42] * Sailor Salacia grimaces and is about to tell Venti off..but quickly covers her mouth...
[00:42] * Neo Sailor Quinox looks at the wall...her shadow still gone...

[00:59] * Neo Sailor Quinox rushes forward along the pathway and stops...and stares....
[00:59] * Dark Sailor Quinox approuches...dressed in a black and grey version of Quinox's fuku..and holding a sword...
[01:00] <Neo Sailor Quinox> w-wait are you....
[01:01] * Dark Sailor Quinox zooms forward without another word, unseahting her sword...
[01:03] * Neo Sailor Quinox blocks it with her rhapsody lyre..and each successful blow...but is being forced back

[01:30] * Neo Sailor Quinox holds on tightly, as the tower fractures!!
[01:31] * Neo Sailor Quinox tries to reach out towards the Queen of Night to save her
[01:32] * Queen of Night mearly gives a sinister grin..and lets go......
[01:33] <Neo Sailor Quinox> NO!
[01:35] * Queen of Night falls..before dissolving into millions of black feathers...
[01:36] * Neo Sailor Quinox tries to hold on..but the part of the tower she's on crumbles...and she plummits
[01:36] <Neo Sailor Quinox> GAAAAAAAAAH
[01:36] * Neo Sailor Quinox is caught by Sailor Venti...who flies her towards one of the Night-Ships.......
[01:37] * Sailor Salacia , Sailor Alpha and Sailor Beta are waiting on board..and wave to her...

[01:49] * Mirai Arashi wakes up with a start in her room at her desk
[01:49] * Mirai Arashi blinks, looking around.....
[01:51] * Mirai Arashi glances over..and sees Shina sleeping peacefully on her bed
[01:52] * Mirai Arashi looks back at her laptop...which has an email she was working on...
[01:53] * Mirai Arashi closes the computer....and then sighs, looking out her window.....where a single black feather blows past the window
[01:53] *** The End?

[19:32] *** AND WE ARE BACK! Sorry about the delay.
[19:35] * Megan O`Cain is helping out handing out supplies to the ex-Alliance survivors
[19:36] * Capt. David O`Cain is doing all he can to help out while maintaining a vigil eye towards the water
[19:37] *** The children are still in a state of shock in a manner of speaking. They're a little taken aback by the sight of the T-Dolls, and really don't know what to think when the Tundra Kits start swarming towards them.
[19:37] * Donovan O`Cain and Michelle are heading back to the camp along with their wingmen
[19:43] *** The Van Saar children take everything relatively in stride, although they're as surprised by the Tundra Kits as much as everyone else.
[19:44] <SFC Iris Gainsburough> There you go. Nice and easy.
[19:47] <Tundra Kits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[19:52] *** The winds are starting to pick up more and more, and from the east a nasty-looking stormfront is quickly apporaching.
[19:57] <Megan O`Cain> S[BLEEP]t. A storm from the east?
[19:58] <Echo-81> Ironblood may be about to attack soon.
[20:02] <Megan O`Cain> If so, we're gonna be ready for them.
[20:03] <Capt. David O`Cain> Seems rather rare for a storm to come eastward, though.
[20:03] <HK416> Not really.
[20:04] <HK416> It's deep water eastwards along the coastline, and the elevated land out that way serves to direct some of the winds coming off the ocean.
[20:10] * Capt. David O`Cain continues watch
[20:18] *** Thunder echoes out from the east.
[20:20] <Capt. David O`Cain> 416, did the forecast call for thunderstorms?
[20:20] * Echo-81 takes a moment to observe the storm -- more specifically, how long they have until it arrives.
[20:22] <HK416> They're pretty common, yes
[20:23] *** Lightning flashes from the east too. And...OH SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII~!!!
[20:25] <Capt. David O`Cain> GET TO COVER!
[20:25] * Capt. David O`Cain and the Moon Kingdom personnel scamble for cover against the missiles
[20:29] * Echo-81 gets to cover, as does Naoto and Durand.
[20:32] *** A spread of cruise missiles are incoming!!!
[20:34] <~> Wait! Why did you fire missiles?! Our orders were to maintain our position and observe...!
[20:35] <~> - NO! -
[20:37] <~> - I have been waiting for this war for too long! I have been given weapons, fellow sisters, and a target. I will NOT be c[BLEEP]kblocked at the point of entry by that top-heavy blond BIMBO!! -
[20:37] * ~ is now known as Deutschland
[20:38] <Deutschland> - I. KNOW. We will get what is coming to us...FATHER'S ATTENTION AND PRAISE!! -
[20:38] <Deutschland> - Now...ADVANCE!! -
[20:39] <Scharnhorst> ....
[20:39] <Scharnhorst> :D
[20:40] <Prinz Heinrich> BORDER=0 So...much...FUN!!
[20:40] <Tundra Kits> :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O
[20:40] * Prinz Eugen puts on a pair of rather odd-looking sunglasses. "Someone's having ISSUES~!!!!!"
[20:41] *** The cruise missile SOAR towards the island!!
[20:45] *** Impact in 20 seconds!
[20:45] * Phalanx CISW system comes online onboard the Queen's Bounty, and the fore turrets lay down fire at the cruise missile to protect the personnel
[20:45] <Deutschland> O___o
[20:46] <Deutschland> - ...STATUS REPORT!! -
[20:46] *** ALL of the cruise missiles were shot down successfully!
[20:47] <Prinz Eugen> Hmmm, well...our missiles were launched...and then they blew up! But not where they were supposed to. :P
[20:47] <Prinz Eugen> Like far too soon. ^___^
[20:48] <Deutschland> - I CAN SEE THAT!!!!! D: -
[20:51] <Bismarck> To all of Eisenblut, our first strike has been delivered. ANNOUNCE OURSELVES!
[20:52] *** The radio channels all soon become jammed by a that drowns out everything as it's played
[20:53] <Capt. David O`Cain> Seriously? Manowar?
[20:54] *** From the east come yet more flashes, followed almost immediately by sporadic explosions that blanket and tear apart the eastern shoreline of the island.
[20:54] <Naoto> least they have good taste in music. Though I wonder where they managed to get that album if they've been here for so long.
[20:55] *** It's more than that, David. You're hearing the music, but the's being SUNG LIVE. They're all SINGING it loud and proud as they charge!!
[20:56] <UMP-45> Simple! They've ALWAYS had it!
[20:56] <UMP-45> These people are all survivors of the Necronium War, aren't they?
[20:58] <All of Eisenblut> Tonight we strike! There is thunder in the sky! In his name we FIGHT! Though some of us may die...OUR FATHER WILL SEE THAT WE ALL MADE A STAND! And many shall DIE by our hands!!
[20:59] * Capt. David O`Cain turns to the Queen's Bounty, and orders it to turn such that the starboard cannons are aimed towards the east while the rest of the Rangers and Marines get to firing positions
[20:59] <UMP-45> This song was often played by the Ghost Foxes at some worlds they invaded, just before a MASSIVE Legion-sized planetary invasion.
[21:00] * SFC Iris Gainsburough makes sure the flag of the Moon Kingdom flies high
[21:00] <Durand> My my...
[21:06] * Megan O`Cain waits for the right moment as all ten starboard cannons are loaded
[21:09] *** Shots from half-a-dozen gauss cannons (mostly 10mm to 20mm scale) hammer into the sides of the Queens Bounty. Hell, the 10mm gauss cannons impact with the force of 105mm hypervelocity tank guns!!
[21:10] <Megan O`Cain> ALL UNITS OPEN FIRE!
[21:10] * Charlotte Corday stays near David, watching the action...carefully holding her knife
[21:11] *** They're followed up with a few blasts from Alpha-particle beam cannons and several blue-green frequency beam lasers. The particle beams impact like powerful lightning strikes, and the beam-lasers just play over the hull, burning anything they play over and leaving deep scorch marks in their wake!
[21:11] * Megan O`Cain and the Moon Kingdom forces unleash a torrent of fire at Eisenblut, including the Airwolf attack helicopters
[21:12] *** A HUGE blast from a battery of plasma cannons is launched at the Queen's Bounty! CRAP, THAT'S GOTTA BE ONE OF THE BATTLESHIP GIRLS!
[21:12] <Durand> ....they're quite insistent.
[21:13] * Durand aims his larger pincer towards the ship-girls..... and holy mother of Baal he just launched a nasty sphere of plasma at them!
[21:14] * The T-Dolls are busy getting all non-combatants, including all "Fluffy Support Personnel" into the caves!!
[21:14] <~> Aircraft incoming!
[21:15] <~> Well, we'll just have to do something about them, won't we?
[21:15] * ~ is now known as Peter Strasser
[21:16] <Naoto> Agreed. Let us rain hell upon them!
[21:17] * Peter Strasser slows down and prepares to launch HUNDREDS of drones! She's a Carrier!!!
[21:17] * Waser joins in as well, having learned much from her previous encounter with everyone.
[21:18] * Donovan O`Cain leads Pack 36 towards the Sea-Dolls at Mach 1 as well as a few other Packs in an effort to harrass Eisenblut
[21:18] * Graf Zeppelin adds her own drone complement. Several HUNDRED weapon-drones take to the sky and begin firing on everything!
[21:19] * Z1 turns her head and sees something coming towards her.
[21:19] * Naoto changes out one of her arms for a heavy-unit rocket launcher, and fires at the enemy!
[21:19] <Z1> Huh? What's that?
[21:19] *** And a little music for our viewers.
[21:20] * Z1 gets BLASTED by the plasma ball!! Or rather, she gets blown over when Darand's attack strikes something a short distance away from Z1!
[21:22] *** Durand's attack impacted and detonated HARD against the rig-arms of one Sea-Doll in particular, and those rig-arms are both mounting overlapping shield emitters!
[21:23] <Bismarck> >:(
[21:24] * Donovan O`Cain fires .50 caliber tungsten rounds and 40mm rockets at the Sea-Dolls as do other Airwolf helos
[21:24] * Bismarck holds aloft the standard of Ironblood for a moment to draw the eye, and then levels it in the direction of Durand so fast that it makes a loud CRACK from the small-scale sonic boom!
[21:25] <Durand> !!!
[21:25] * Durand has only a moment to use his larger pincer to block the shot! He ends up being sent skidding quite a ways from the shot!
[21:26] * Capt. David O`Cain and Megan activate their Delta Cannons, and fire rapid blasts at the Eisenblut Sea-Dolls
[21:26] * Bismarck had fired a full synchronized salvo from her gauss cannons at Durand. "Ich werde derjenige sein, der dich tötet, dämon!!"
[21:28] *** The destroyer Dolls are all scattering, no longer advancing in a straight line, but breaking up into trios, pairs, and even singles in order to become a swarm of small, fast, and highly maneuverable targets.
[21:28] * Durand is quickly having to adjust to Bismarck's furious assault, though those with a keen eye would begin to notice he is adjusting rather quickly.
[21:29] * Naoto swaps her current launcher for something a bit different. It's a rapid-fire mini-rocket launcher, but my goodness those little rockets can HURT!
[21:29] * The Queen's Bounty is firing airburst shells at Eisenblut from its cannons
[21:29] *** Their weapons, mostly consisting of small caliber gauss autocannons, missiles, and lasers, don't have much of a punch but have a HIGH rate of fire. Combined with their speed and targeting countermeasures, they're tough to pin down and keep up with a withering barrage of hits!
[21:30] <Naoto> may soon be time to unleash "that"....
[21:31] *** The Cruiser-class Dolls are mixed in among the destroyers, armed with heavier weapons and more armor, they're forcing YOU to pick and choose who to prioritize - target THEM and you open yourself up to getting pummeled and Bullied by the destroyers!
[21:32] *** Focus on the destroyer and the cruisers concentrate fire on YOU!
[21:34] *** At the same time the Battlecruisers and Battleships (with the exception of Bismarck herself) are hanging at the back, blasting the HELL out of specific targets with their heavier weaponry. Taking them out will mean having to concentrate sustained fire on them to overwhelm their shields...which would give everyone else an opening to pummel the crap out of you!
[21:35] *** And...OH F[BLEEP]KING HELL!!!
[21:35] * Naoto just grins.... "Oh daughter of mine♫" ------- wait WHAT DID SHE JUST SAY?!
[21:35] *** Descos!! You've just heard a bunch of weird CRUMPS deep in the water.
[21:36] * Capt. David O`Cain points at Weser, "Charlotte, Noble Phantasm! Disable with kindness!"
[21:36] *** Followed almost immediately by intense shrill "whining" sounds similar to torpedoes.
[21:37] * The Descos quickly put their eyes to work tracking down the incoming torpedoes. Whichever ones they find, they fire eye beams to disable them!
[21:38] <Charlotte Corday> of course
[21:38] * Charlotte Corday walks over to Weser
[21:38] * Charlotte Corday smiles and bows to Weser
[21:39] * Charlotte Corday proceeds to stab Weser in the gut with a knife
[21:40] * Charlotte Corday just has the sweetest smile on her face
[21:40] * Hey, quick question --- does anyone remember that gigantic laser beam made of 2 million percent "F[BLEEP]K YOU" that fired earlier? Yeah, it's firing again.... at the Sea-Dolls!!!
[21:40] *** Descos...what you're seeing incoming is something completely new! The torpedoes incoming aren't the traditional cigar-shaped models. They're needle-like with extended control fins...and all of them are making a weird "howling" sound as they streak through the water at triple-digit speeds, each one partially encased in a large air bubble! Are those supercavitating torpedoes?!
[21:41] * Weser is stabbed! >_<;;
[21:41] * The Descos are pretty surprised by these new models, but the wonder can come later. First scan, then destroy ASAP.
[21:42] * Weser quickly recovers and starts BLAZING away at Charlotte with her point-defense laser cannons as she quickly reverses.
[21:42] *** The laser beam blast sends a BUNCH of Sea-Dolls flying!
[21:43] * Capt. David O`Cain quickly recalls Charlotte before she takes too much damage
[21:44] *** From out of the spray of water (and now-deceased fish) comes Charlotte's Opponent!!!
[21:44] <Konigsberg> NIEN!!!!
[21:44] <Konigsberg> >:D
[21:44] * Meanwhile, on another island.... this creature is holding this girl upon her shoulders, acting as a gigantic turret combo.
[21:45] * Charlotte Corday is utterly unaffected by the laser fire
[21:46] * Konigsberg right now looks EXACTLY like this as she bears down on Charlotte!!
[21:47] * Konigsberg lashes at Charlotte with that riding crop!!!!
[21:47] * Capt. David O`Cain tries to get Normandy on the radio, "Normandy, this is Captain David O`Cain! Do you copy?"
[21:47] <Konigsberg> - It is time to PUNSIH you~! >:D -
[21:47] * Charlotte Corday tries to block the riding crop with her knife
[21:48] <Charlotte Corday> Master..what do you wish me to do
[21:48] <Capt. David O`Cain> Hold her off! Gimme a moment over here!
[21:49] * Konigsberg opens fire with her weapon-arms point-blank...AWW DAMN, she's mounting GATLING CANNONS for this battle!!!
[21:49] *** The supercavitating torpedoes are all targeting the Queen's Bounty.
[21:49] <Charlotte Corday> very well, Master ^_^
[21:50] * Charlotte Corday her little floating yellow...thing...floats above her head..opens it's mouth and fires a large beam of energy at Konigsberg
[21:50] * The Descos get to work trying to eliminate all the torpedos. Echo-81 is sent information about them, and quickly relays this to whomever needs to hear it the most.
[21:51] * Konigsberg is knocked aside by an impact against her shields that pushes her aside JUST in time!
[21:52] * Prinz Eugen skids right up, her maw-like weapon-covers snapping "hungrily". >:D
[21:52] <Prinz Eugen> You seem to like getting in close to your enemies! I like that!
[21:53] <Prinz Eugen> May I play with you too? ^___~
[21:54] * Prinz Eugen and Konigsberg renew their attack against Charlotte, attacking her simultaneously! Their coordination together is almost scary to see!
[21:54] * Megan O`Cain takes a few steps towards the Eisenblut fleet, and slowly raises her hands as large droplets of water begin to rise around the Sea-Dolls
[21:54] * Charlotte Corday darts at blinding speed..every once in awhile flinging knives towards the two
[21:55] *** Desco, targeting those torpedoes is going to be tough, especially when you see that there are several other targets moving among the torpedoes at high speed too!
[21:56] *** Crap! Submarine Dolls! There are several of them riding their mounts directly behind and through the torpedo spread, using it as cover!