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'Neo Queen Serenity chuckled. "I have many powers."
"A camera is not a power," Setsuna said flatly.
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[18:32] * UMP-9 flails and wails as she's getting surrounded and pounced on by over a dozen Tundra Kits!
[18:33] * UMP-9 suddenly SCREEEEEEAAAAMMMMMMMMS as the Squib-Load underneath her blazer detonates!! HUGE GOUTS of a thick Red Liquid EXPLODES everywhere!!
[18:35] * The Tundra Kits SWARM all over UMP-9 as she goes down, eagerly lapping up her VITAL FLUIDS and INTERNAL ORGANS!!!! Which...all look like spaghetti noodles and tomato sauce?????
[18:36] <Tundra Kits> YAAAAAAY!! Marinara sauce!!
[18:36] <Tundra Kits> Bolognese flavor!
[18:37] *** A few Tundra Kits take big mouthfuls of the spaghetti and start shaking their heads back and forth, whipping the noodles around. "R-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r!!!!"
[18:37] *** Tewi Inaba has joined #suburbansenshi3
[18:37] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Tewi Inaba
[18:37] * Tewi Inaba rushes past as several Moon-Rabbits keep firing at the swarms of Tundra Kits.
[18:37] <Tewi Inaba> Retreat! Retreat!
[18:38] <Tewi Inaba> We need pickup now!!
[18:41] <Reisen-2> Yes, maam!
[18:42] * Reisen-2 speaks into her Vox unit. "This is Lunar Infantry Bravo 6 to Fleet Rescue! We need immediate retrieval! We are surrounded and about to be overrun!"
[18:42] * Tewi Inaba keeps moving forward and looks down. D:
[18:44] *** Tewi, Reisen-2, and a few dozen other members of the Lunar Defense Corps are at the top of a small hill, assembled in a circle and firing their laser rifles in all directions at THOUSANDS of Tundra Kits that are galloping all around the base of the hill. It looks like a fluffy version of Custard's Last Stand!
[18:44] *** Chibi-Sylvester [LittleExplorer@EnclaveFedCom.Net] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[18:44] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Chibi-Sylvester
[18:44] *** has joined #suburbansenshi3
[18:44] <@spiritflame> konbanwa
[18:44] *** ~Victoria Smithson has joined #suburbansenshi3
[18:44] <@spiritflame> konbanwa ~Victoria Smithson
[18:45] *** Reisen Udongein Inaba [LunaticMoonRabbit@FedCom.Net (Pirated Serve] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[18:45] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Reisen Udongein Inaba
[18:45] *** All three of them are also part of the Moon-Rabbit force that's desperately trying to survive!
[18:47] *** Oh hey! There's Ringo, Seiran, and Doremy Sweet too! All of the Moon-Rabbits are in this!!
[18:49] *** Oh, and you also see Shimakaze, Souryuu, and Hiryuu from the Sakura Empire!
[18:50] * Tewi Inaba blows on a whistle. "RETREAT! RETREAT!"
[18:51] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Ringo! Shimakaze! Pull back!!
[18:51] *** Everyone keeps shooting and shooting but the Fluffs just won't stop coming!
[18:52] <~Xenofluff swarm> BUNNIES! BUNNIES! BUNNIES! BUNNIES! BUNNIES!
[18:52] <~Victoria Smithson> Help me! My gun's starting to overheat!!!
[18:53] * ~Victoria Smithson 's lasgun is smoldering heavily as the heat sink coils are getting overwhelmed.
[18:53] <Chibi-Sylvester> Hold on! Let me help!
[18:54] * Chibi-Sylvester scoops up a handful of snow and presses it into the heat sinks of Victoria's gun. "Give it a few seconds to work."
[18:54] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Hold what you've got left! Don't waste any cells!
[18:55] <Hiryuu> COME ON, FOXES!!! COME ON!!! >:D
[18:55] * Hiryuu blasts away like crazy! Insert graphic scene of a Stunt-Plushie getting hit by several lasrounds and explosively combusting!
[18:56] <Reisen-2> DO YOU COPY, RESCUE FLEET? DO YOU COPY?
[18:58] * Souryuu hurries up alongside Hiiyuu with...oh crap! That's not a Kantrael-pattern lasgun she's got! It's a Moon-Rabbit heavy suppression gun that looks a LOT like an MG-42 machine gun!!!
[18:58] <Souryuu> >:P
[18:58] * Souryuu and Hiryuu both start howling and cheering as they concentrate fire and explode yet more Stunt Plushies!!!!
[18:59] * Chibi-Sylvester is nearly knocked down as several Facehugger Kits attempt to pounce on them all!!
[18:59] <Chibi-Sylvester> :O
[19:01] * Chibi-Sylvester falls to the ground and scrambles to get back to his feet, but keeps slipping on the ice and snow.
[19:03] * Reisen Udongein Inaba storms over and drags Chibi-Sylvester to his feet.
[19:03] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> ON YOUR FEET! Fight or die, soldier!
[19:04] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Private Victoria!
[19:04] <~Victoria Smithson> Yes, Sergeant Reisen?
[19:04] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Private Sylvester is a dead man. If he won't fight, shoot him!
[19:05] <Chibi-Sylvester> D:
[19:06] * ~Victoria Smithson helps Sylvester up. "Just keep pulling the trigger, Sylvester! it's not much but it'll have to do!"
[19:06] <~Vox Unit> ♦ Fleet Rescue to Bravo 6
[19:06] <Reisen-2> Go ahead, Fleet Rescue!
[19:07] <~Vox Unit> ♦ Bravo-6, rescue priority is a no-go.
[19:07] <Reisen-2> Lieutenant Tewi!! Negative for pickup!
[19:09] <~> HOLD THAT PERIMETER! HOLD THAT LINE!
[19:10] * ~ A new person is focused on by the camera, and she's wearing an officer's overcoat. It's...!!
[19:10] *** Marisa Kirisame has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:10] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Marisa Kirisame
[19:11] <Marisa Kirisame> I don't want excuses!
[19:11] <Marisa Kirisame> I want a crossfire! Get in and plug these holes! Don't let the Fluffs separate us!
[19:15] <Reisen-2> General Marisa! The Fleet can't pick us up!
[19:15] <Tewi Inaba> General, we have to make a move!
[19:16] <Random Moon-Rabbit> OH NO, THE FLUFFS GOT HAPI!!!
[19:17] *** The scene switches to briefly show one of the Moon-Rabbits being dragged away by a couple of Giant Foxes while a bunch of smaller Tundra Kits pounce up and down on her, the Squib-Load going off again and spraying yet more marinara sauce and...are those hamburger paddies?!
[19:19] * Marisa Kirisame grabs the radio. "You jackasses! We need pickup!"
[19:19] *** The reply over the radio sounds like a bunch of screaming and...yipping?
[19:20] <~Vox unit> ♦ They're boarding us!!!!! HOW ARE THEY ACTUALLY BOARDING US???!?!?!?!
[19:21] <Tewi Inaba> General...I'm getting a vision. It isn't clear...
[19:21] <Tewi Inaba> @___@
[19:21] <Tewi Inaba> They're building up. They're all around us.
[19:21] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Reisen Udongein Inaba is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[19:22] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> NO S[BLEEP]T! We don't need a psychic to tell us that!
[19:22] <Marisa Kirisame> You're supposed to be the psychic, Tewi. Tell me something I don't know that I NEED to know!
[19:23] <Tewi Inaba> It's something massive. It's gonna take us all out!
[19:23] <Reisen-2> General! There's an outpost not far from here!
[19:24] <Reisen-2> Hotel Delta-185, abandoned eight days ago!
[19:24] <Reisen-2> Half a mile that way! *points*
[19:25] <Marisa Kirisame> Isn't that area called the Suika Flatlands?
[19:26] <Reisen-2> The Fluffs own that place!
[19:27] <Tewi Inaba> No cover! it's just wide open spaces!
[19:27] <Marisa Kirisame> Then we're going to have a rough ride!
[19:27] * Marisa Kirisame starts pointing at random Moon-Rabbits. "You, you, you, you, and you! Stay here! Everyone else move out!"
[19:28] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Reisen Udongein Inaba is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[19:28] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Request permission to remain behind!
[19:28] <Marisa Kirisame> Denied!
[19:29] <Marisa Kirisame> Lieutenant Tewi is going to assume command. I'm staying here! She's the psychic. You're the veteran!
[19:29] <Marisa Kirisame> Get everyone else to safety and give the Fluffs hell!
[19:30] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> D:
[19:30] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> ...understood.
[19:30] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Unit...WITHDRAW! WITHDRAW!!
[19:31] *** Shimakaze, Hiiyuu, Souryuu, Reisen-2, Ringo, Seiran, Doremy Sweet, Victoria, Sylvester, and a few other Moon-Rabbits start rushing away.
[19:32] * Reisen Udongein Inaba and Tewi start following.
[19:32] *** The rest of the Moon-Rabbits keep firing like crazy as the Xenofluffs SWARM at them all!!
[19:36] *** Insert dramatic music as Reisen's group begins their breakout from the last stand. They all lay down concentrated fire and gun down dozens of Stunt Plushies in the process, then sprint forward to escape.
[19:37] * Reisen Udongein Inaba looks back to see Marisa and the others getting steadily surrounded by hundreds of fierce, frenzied Fluffs!!!!!!
[19:37] <Xenofluff Swarm> Marisa~!!!!!!!!
[19:38] <Xenofluff Swarm> Bunnies! Bunnies! Bunnies! Bunnies!
[19:38] <Xenofluff Swarm> You gonna be FLUFFY soon~!!
[19:39] *** Another Moon-Rabbit dies "horribly" as she's caught in the jaws of a Giant Fox and quickly carried away out of sight, screaming like crazy.
[19:40] *** The scene switches to show Reisen's group dashing across the barren, icy plain. The sky has lightened up a bit, but the flashes of lightning in the clouds overhead hints at a storm.
[19:41] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Move it! Move it!
[19:41] *** Tundra Kits watch them retreat from the top of a nearby ridge. :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :D :D :3
[19:42] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Where's that outpost??!
[19:42] * Reisen-2 looks ahead, then points at something in the distance.
[19:42] <Reisen-2> THERE!! :D
[19:44] *** In the distance, there's a hill with what looks like a long roughhewn ramp leading up the side of it towards a large building built into the side of a cliff. It's the outpost!
[19:46] *** Shimakaze, Hiryuu, and Souryuu stiffen reflexively as they see it. This place actually has some genuine significance to the Seadolls of Azur Lane.
[19:46] * Reisen-2 trips and falls!
[19:47] * Reisen-2 tries to get back up and sees that she tripped over the twisted and charred remains of a Sangvis Ferri Doll that's been burst to a crisp!
[19:47] <Reisen-2> :O
[19:48] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> About time! That storm's about to sweep through this area! if we get caught outside, we're all dead!
[19:48] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> GET INSIDE!
[19:52] *** Everyone dashes towards the building. It looks old, like it's been there for years. It's definitely a Command Center module from the Modular Colonial Structure database, but it's a type that was actually used by the Alliance during the Zealot War, NOT the Federation.
[19:55] * Chibi-Sylvester pauses to inspect part of what looks like a series of thick metal posts set up around the perimeter of the structure.
[19:55] <~Victoria Smithson> Come on, Sylvester! Don't slow down!
[19:56] *** The storm is getting closer. It looks like a massive wave of snow is bearing down on the area! it actually does look pretty scary too.
[19:57] <~Victoria Smithson> Get through the door!!!
[19:58] *** The storm front SWEEPS over the area, engulfing everyone in an instant blizzard of driving snow and howling winds!
[19:59] *** A random Moon-Rabbit is swept away by the gale!!!
[19:59] <~Random Moon-Rabbit> >___<;;;;
[20:00] * Chibi-Sylvester looses his balance and flied backwards too!!
[20:00] <Chibi-Sylvester> :O
[20:00] * Chibi-Sylvester hits the ground hard and clings tightly.
[20:01] * Reisen-2 is already clinging to the ground and crawls over to him, grabbing onto his web gear.
[20:02] <Reisen-2> I've got you! Hold on!
[20:03] * Reisen-2 and Chibi-Sylvester start to low-crawl their way back to everyone else while Victoria and the others are calling out to them to keep moving.
[20:04] * Reisen-2 suddenly starts SCREAMING as marinara packs BURST underneath her blazer!!!
[20:04] *** A Giant Fox paw-smacks Reisen-2 again!!! It came right out of the storm like a fluffy fiend!!!!!
[20:05] <Giant Fox> GOTCHA!! :D
[20:05] <Reisen-2> AAAHHHH!! AAAAAHHHH!! I'M DYING, BAIN! I NEED A MEDIC PACK~!!!!!!
[20:07] *** The Giant Fox is engulfed in lasgun fire as Victoria, Hiryuu, and Shimakaze rush towards them, firing every step of the way!!
[20:08] *** The scene shows a Giant Stunt-plushie SQUIRTING fire out of several holes blown into it while Hiryuu grabs Reisen-2 and Victoria grabs Chibi-Sylvester.
[20:14] <Hiryuu> HOLD ON! STAY WITH US, BUNNY-GIRL!!!
[20:14] <Reisen-2> DX
[20:15] *** Everyone finally reaches the main entry hatch of the Command Center. The gate-like door is open and the interior is dark.
[20:16] * Reisen Udongein Inaba lights a flare and throws it inside, revealing the main hallway, but it's cluttered with debris and slain Stunt-Plushies. It looks like there was a huge battle inside!
[20:17] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> All right! Set a perimeter near the gate. Victoria! Get that door closed!
[20:17] <Hiryuu> MAKE WAY! MAKE WAY!!
[20:18] * Hiryuu and Souryuu carry Reisen-2 past. Reisen-2's wailing like crazy and DEFINITELY hamming up her role now!
[20:19] * Hiryuu and Souryuu carry her over to a table that Seiran clears off.
[20:19] <Reisen-2> AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH~!!!!!!!!!!!! >___<;;;;
[20:21] * Tewi Inaba just watches, looking spaced out as she has a vision...of strange blue-light light and the legs of HUNDREDS of Tundra Kits as they gallop towards her and over her!
[20:21] * Tewi Inaba is FREAKING OUT!!!!! O______o
[20:23] <Hiryuu> Where are the meds??!?!?
[20:24] <Reisen-2> AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH~!!!!!!!!!!! >___<;;;
[20:24] * Tewi Inaba staggers back, and stops at a sealed door marked with the words "Vox center".
[20:25] <Tewi Inaba> Sergeant Reisen! I want someone on the outpost radio and I want pickup as soon as possible!
[20:25] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Yeah, wouldn't we all?
[20:26] <Tewi Inaba> I'm giving you a direct order, Sergeant.
[20:27] <Ringo> It's a no-go on the door, Reisen! The motor's jammed!
[20:27] <Hiryuu> Relax, Reisen-2!!! Relax! WHERE'S THE MEDICAL KIT! THIS MOON-RABBIT NEEDS DRUGS!!!!!
[20:29] <Tewi Inaba> Why can't you do anything for this Rabbit, Hiryuu?!?!?!
[20:30] <Souryuu> ...Because she has a massive wound on her and we have no medical equipment or training?
[20:32] <Tewi Inaba> DOREMY! I want you on that radio now!
[20:32] <Doremy Sweet> <__<
[20:32] <Tewi Inaba> WHAT ARE YOU STARING AT??!
[20:32] <Doremy Sweet> The radio won't work without power.
[20:32] * Doremy Sweet motions at the dark interior of the command center
[20:33] <Tewi Inaba> Well at OCS you learn that a sergeant is the solution to any problem. >:(
[20:33] <Tewi Inaba> So you get the power back on, Udongein!
[20:34] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Did they teach you at OCS what kind of ship lands in the middle of a gale-force blizzard?!
[20:35] <Tewi Inaba> I AM GIVING THE ORDERS! YOU WILL TAKE THEM!!!!
[20:37] <Tewi Inaba> I want the f[BLEEP]king power back on and I want it back on NOW!
[20:39] *** Meanwhile, Reisen-2 is thrashing around wildly, still squirting thick gouts of "blood" from her wounds. Finally, she starts to quiet down while Hiryuu sings quietly to her, singing the words to some kind of song from the Sakura Empire.
[20:39] <Reisen-2> AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh~!!!!
[20:39] <Reisen-2> @___@
[20:39] <Reisen-2> X___X
[20:40] *** Everyone watches helplessly as Reisen-2 "bleeds" to death.
[20:40] <Tewi Inaba> ...
[20:40] <Tewi Inaba> ...I am waiting, Udongein.
[20:41] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> ...Sylvester, Victoria, Shimakaze...with me.
[20:43] *** The door to the Vox Center is soon pried open, revealing a small, closet-like room just large enough to hold a chair, a cogitator console, and attached vox equipment...all of which seems to have been severely damaged.
[20:44] *** It looks like the exposed cables were all gnawed through by VERY sharp teeth. And everyone knows that Xenofluffs have very sharp teeth!
[20:46] <~Victoria Smithson> I don't think the radio is going to work.
[20:46] <Tewi Inaba> >___<;;;;;
[20:47] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Coming, Tewi?
[20:48] *** The scene switches, and Reisen and Tewi are walking together through the dark, narrow hallway of a different part of the command center. The power is out, so everything is silent, still, cloying, and cold.
[20:49] *** Victoria, Sylvester, and Shimakaze are following as well.
[20:50] * Reisen Udongein Inaba leads them into a room that's packed with several tables, several computer consoles, and a bunch of shelves stuffed with files, books, and boxes of miscellaneous supplies.
[20:50] <Tewi Inaba> Main command room. Doesn't looks like there was a fight in here.
[20:52] * Reisen Udongein Inaba leads them into a small room that was the personal quarters of the outpost commander. It's large enough for a desk, shelves, a bunk, and a small bathroom, but not much else.
[20:53] *** The desk and shelves all still have pictures and other personal items. However used to live here did NOT take anything, which is odd.
[20:53] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Looks like someone left in a hurry.
[20:53] *** THUD! THUD! THUD!!
[20:54] <Shimakaze> What was that?!
[20:54] <~Victoria Smithson> Not anywhere near here/
[20:55] * Chibi-Sylvester listens to the metallic thumps. "I think it's coming from down the hallway. What else is on this level?"
[20:55] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Utility works. This way.
[20:56] * Reisen Udongein Inaba leads everyone back out of the command room and into a different room on that level.
[20:56] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Sylvester, take Shimakaze and reactivate the reactors. Victoria, stay with me.
[20:58] * ~Victoria Smithson stays with Reisen and Tewi as they go into a room containing various HVAC systems and water pumps. At the back of the cramped room is a door that's been locked shut. The thumping is coming from there.
[20:59] *** Printed on the surface of the door using a paint-pen is the word "MURDERER"
[20:59] <Tewi Inaba> What's in there?
[20:59] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Spare parts storage.
[21:01] * Reisen Udongein Inaba and Tewi draw their guns and approach the door, which has a small hatch in the middle that covers a window.
[21:03] * Tewi Inaba slides open the hatch, revealing the inside of the room. There's no light inside at all, and Reisen's flashlight reveals that there's someone alive inside!
[21:03] *** The occupant of the room is tied up and on the ground.
[21:04] <Tewi Inaba> Move away from the door!
[21:04] <????> Not like I can move anywhere else.
[21:04] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Why are you still here?
[21:05] <????> Probably because no one bothered to unlock the door before they all left this place.
[21:05] * ~Victoria Smithson is looking around and notices several folders and files nearby. They're personnel records of someone.
[21:05] * ~Victoria Smithson starts reading them.
[21:06] <~Victoria Smithson> Wait, look at this...
[21:06] <~Victoria Smithson> Combat medals, bronze stars, purple heart...another purple heart...ANOTHER purple heart...
[21:07] <~Victoria Smithson> Won the Federal Medal of Valor at Waifubreaker.
[21:07] <????> ...all a bunch of crap.
[21:08] <~Victoria Smithson> Wounded four times, refused numerous battlefield commissions...demoted HERSELF down to Private just to be able to get a combat posting.
[21:09] * Tewi Inaba takes the files. "Give me that."
[21:09] <Tewi Inaba> ...
[21:10] *** The lights start to flicker back to life, and a distant grinding sound can be heard as the various systems within the command center start to regain function as the power slowly comes back on.
[21:11] * Tewi Inaba hands the files back to Victoria.
[21:11] <Tewi Inaba> Some here.
[21:11] <Tewi Inaba> ^hero
[21:11] <Tewi Inaba> You murdered Colonel Camelback?
[21:12] <????> He had his lasgun and a sidearm.
[21:12] <????> I was just faster.
[21:12] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> You're a disgrace to the uniform. >:(
[21:13] <Tewi Inaba> She's a threat. She stays in there.
[21:13] <????> Just remember, Lieutenant. Every dog has its day!!!
[21:14] * Tewi Inaba closes the window, putting the prisoner back into darkness.
[21:14] * Ringo rushes in. "Udongein! Hostiles!"
[21:14] <Tewi Inaba> Hey! I am in command here!!
[21:14] <Tewi Inaba> Now how many and what's our situation?
[21:15] <Ringo> Looks like the whole Floof Swarm.
[21:16] *** AND PAUSE HERE FOR NOW SINCE IT'S GETTING LATE ON MY END.
[21:16] *** WE WILL PICK UP WHERE WE LEFT OFF TOMORROW, SAME START TIME AS TODAY.
[21:16] *** 18:00 Chatbox time!
[21:17] <~> ♦ In the meantime, the Cheesykits movie Intermission features Fluffy vs. Fluffy!!!
[17:51] * The projector starts to power up
[18:01] * The projector starts playing, and we're back where we left off last night! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
[18:02] * Ringo leads Reisen, Tewi, and Victoria back down to the main entrance, linking up with Chibi-Sylvester and Shimakaze along the way.
[18:02] *** Outside, the storm is still raging, and everyone else has taken up positions behind various crates and large chiseled blocks of stone that were already in position for use as barricades.
[18:10] * Random Moon-Rabbit is operating a portable sensor. On its screen are dozens of signals indicating that a large number of bodies are a few hundred yards away, massing together and getting closer.
[18:11] <Shimakaze> Where are they?!
[18:12] <Doremy Sweet> Several hundred feet away, lurking inside the storm haze! They're gathering into a swarm!
[18:13] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Take positions! They're going to charge us sooner or later!
[18:13] <Tewi Inaba> Spread out! Don't let them try to concentrate on any one section!
[18:14] * Tewi Inaba points at Sylvester and two other Random Moon-Rabbits. "You three! Follow me!"
[18:14] <Seiran> She's spreading us too thin!
[18:15] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Tell me something I don't know!
[18:16] * ~Victoria Smithson stares at the sensor screen, mesmerized by the surging patterns of the unseen Xenofluffs.
[18:16] <~Victoria Smithson> There's more and more of them gathering!
[18:18] *** Lightning flashes directly overhead, briefly revealing everything. THOUSANDS of Tundra Kits and Giant Foxes are galloping back and forth ahead of the command center. They've positioned themselves to surround as much of the outpost as possible and cut off any escape!
[18:20] * Souryuu takes aim!
[18:21] * Hiryuu takes aim!
[18:21] <Ringo> Come on, you rabbit-hunting monsters!!!! What are you waiting for?!
[18:22] <Chibi-Sylvester> They're charging!!!
[18:22] * Tewi Inaba starts to freak out a little again. @___@
[18:23] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Fire! Fire!
[18:24] *** The Xenofluffs SWARM!!!!!!!!! Yipping and howling, with the roar of the gale serving to make their cries sound downright SCARY, the Tundra Kits bound across the ground at everyone!
[18:25] *** The Moon-Rabbits all return fire, their lasguns snapping and shrieking as bright las-rounds light up the gloom. Dozens of Stunt Plushies start to blow up in glorious pyrotechnic displays as they're gunned down, but there's just so many of the Fluffs!!!
[18:27] *** Weird. Some of the Tundra Kits are just stopping short at the barricades, galloping back and forth, but not trying to leap over to get at the Moon-Rabbits.
[18:28] * Random Moon-Rabbit is snatched up as a Giant Fox chomps down on her arm! She howls as the "Blood packet" explodes beneath her sleeve and she drops her gun!!! O___o
[18:28] <Giant Fox> OOOOOO!!! MAPLE SYRUP!! :D
[18:29] * Chibi-Sylvester watches in horror as the wounded Rabbit-girl is dragged away into the storm, the last thing he see of her before she vanishes entirely are several more Tundra Kits pouncing onto her and climbing up onto her shoulders!
[18:33] * Shimakaze blasts away at a Giant Fox with her shotgun, blowing it in half!!
[18:33] *** Wow, the upper body continues to move forward for a few seconds while the lower body flops over. YOU can BARELY make out the CGI graphics being used!
[18:36] * Chibi-Sylvester watches in horror as another Moon-Rabbit is brought down, pounced on by several Tundra Kits, who are then assisted by a Giant Fox who snaps up the downed Moon-Rabbit by her leg and drags her off.
[18:36] <Tundra Kit> Time to get fluffy~! >:D
[18:37] * ~Victoria Smithson grabs Sylvester by the shoulder and pulls him back! "It's okay! I've got your back! Get back inside! Hurry!"
[18:37] <Chibi-Sylvester> Where's the Lieutenant?! Where is she?!
[18:38] * ~Victoria Smithson looks around. Tewi's nowhere to be seen!!!!
[18:38] <~Victoria Smithson> D:
[18:39] *** All around, the Moon-Rabbits are making a desperate stand as the Xenofluffs keep swarming at them. The ground's now carpeted with the charred remains of hundreds of Stunt Plushies, but more keep coming!
[18:40] * ~Victoria Smithson looks back at the outpost. Something keeps drawing her attention.
[18:41] *** The scene switches and Victoria runs into the storeroom. Skidding to a halt outside the door, she quickly opens the window in the door and reaches though.
[18:41] <~Victoria Smithson> Quick. Give me your hand.
[18:41] <????> What?
[18:42] * ???? holds out her hand. Victoria take it and holds it tightly, closing her eyes as for several seconds.
[18:42] <~Victoria Smithson> >___<
[18:42] <~Victoria Smithson> o___o
[18:42] <~Victoria Smithson> All right. I'm getting you OUT of there. We need your help.
[18:43] *** Outside, the battle rages.
[18:43] * Tewi Inaba watches helplessly as another Rabbit-Girl is pounced on and dragged away into the storm, kicking and screaming.
[18:45] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> PULL BACK YOUR LINE, TEWI!!!! >:[
[18:45] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> WE'RE GETTING PICKED OFF!!
[18:46] * Tewi Inaba takes her whistle and blows it hard! "FALL BACK!!!!"
[18:47] *** The scene switches back into the storeroom as Victoria opens the door, and ???? quickly storms out and heads directly to the main command center, moving so quickly that the camera isn't able to focus on her.
[18:49] * ???? stops at a desk, pulls out a box from underneath it, and removes an armor vest from it. She then rushes over to a computer console that's locked behind a steel mesh. Stenciled on a panel next to it are the words "Perimeter Defense System Controls"
[18:50] <????> Let's go.
[18:51] * ???? and Victoria Smithson rush back downstairs, with the camera focusing on the display screen of the controls. Something has DEFINITELY activated now that wasn't online before!
[18:52] *** Outside, the battle is still raging, and it's only getting worse.
[18:53] * Hiryuu and Souryuu both are using lasguns in BOTH hands now and are duel-wielding their rifles like crazy, laying down a continuous barrage of shots.
[18:55] * Tewi Inaba screams as she watches Shimakaze get knocked backwards off her feet as her head is engulfed in the paws of a Facehugger Kit!!!
[18:57] * Shimakaze lets out a long, loud, muffled howl as her whole head is grabbed and she starts convulsing wildly on the ground, flailing like crazy as gouts of "blood" and "viscera" start to squirt out from the sides of her head!!!!!!!
[18:58] * Shimakaze is DED! NO BIG SURPRISE.
[18:58] * Tewi Ibana panics as a Giant Fox comes for her next!!
[18:58] <~> GET DOWN!
[18:59] *** The Giant Fox starts to jerk and jiggle as it's blasted over and over and over again with a rapid-fire las-carbine! Tewi looks up to see.
[19:01] * ~Victoria Smithson moves past to find and help Sylvester, and standing behind her, lowering the las-carbine, is...
[19:01] <????> >:[
[19:01] * ???? is now known as Chibi-Leady
[19:02] * Chibi-Leady leaps on top of a crate. Holy crap...Leady isn't any taller than TEWI.
[19:03] * Chibi-Leady rapid-fires from the hip and guns down another Giant Fox.
[19:03] <Chibi-Leady> ALL RIGHT, PEOPLE! LISTEN UP!
[19:03] <Tewi Inaba> Who the hell let you out?!
[19:04] * Chibi-Leady ignores Tewi and checks her chrono. "In about 15 seconds..."
[19:04] <Tewi Inaba> All right, you b[BLEEP]ch! I...!!!
[19:04] * Tewi Inaba is cut off as Chibi-Leady knocks her to the ground and points her lasgun at her head.
[19:05] <Chibi-Leady> >:(
[19:05] <Chibi-Leady> TEN SECONDS! GET READY!
[19:06] * Chibi-Leady pulls Tewi off the ground. "Get off your ass. There's a war going on."
[19:07] <~> ♦ Warning! Perimeter burn in ten seconds! Perimeter burn in ten seconds!
[19:08] *** Mechanisms built into the walls of the command post start to shift and move. They look like pneumatic launchers of some kind, and they all have a series of thick metallic cannisters affixed to each of them.
[19:12] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Oh crap! Get ready! Those are probably explosive!!!
[19:13] <~> ♦ Three! Two! One! Perimeter burn! Perimeter burn!
[19:13] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Chibi-Nat is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[19:14] <Chibi-Leady> TAKE COVER BEHIND SOMETHING SOLID! NOW! NOW! NOW!
[19:15] *** Loud CRUMPing sounds start to ring out as the pneumatic launchers start firing the cannisters into the air, where they arc upwards and outwards for several dozen feet, then gravity starts to bring them down across a wide area around the command center.
[19:16] *** The cannisters start to detonate, engulfing everything in white-hot ignited promethium and fyceline...basically Imperium-grade napalm. And probably Blessed in the name of the Emperor on top of it all.
[19:17] *** Stunt-plushies by the THOUSANDS are caught in the fiery blasts and immediately ignite!!!
[19:19] <Chibi-Sylvester> :O
[19:19] <Souryuu> :/
[19:19] <Hiryuu> :O
[19:20] <Ringo> :O
[19:21] <Seiran> T__T
[19:21] <Doremy Sweet> Are we all that's left?
[19:21] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Looks that way.
[19:22] <~Victoria Smithson> Is anyone else hurt?
[19:22] <Chibi-Leady> All right, I need two volunteers.
[19:23] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Who do you think you are, shortstack?
[19:23] <Chibi-Leady> I'm the Heffe that's running this show now, that's who.
[19:24] <~Victoria Smithson> I'll go with you.
[19:24] <Chibi-Sylvester> I'll go, too. ^__^
[19:24] <Chibi-Leady> Good. Sergeant, if we're not back inside of five minutes it means that there are more Fluffs on the way.
[19:25] <Chibi-Sylvester> You mean we didn't get them all?
[19:26] * Chibi-Leady just LOOKS at Sylvester. "You can never get them all, kiddo."
[19:28] * Chibi-Leady , Sylvester, and Victoria spend the next minute carefully making there way through a sea of burned up Stunt Plushies as they approach the big pylons set up around the command center.
[19:30] <Chibi-Leady> See those posts? Those are part of a high-voltage electrical defense perimeter. Basically, when they're working, a powerful field of ionized energy flows between the posts. Anything trying to go though them completes the circuit and grounds the electricity, immediately getting a current of several dozen THOUSAND volts going through them.
[19:31] <Chibi-Sylvester> OUCH!
[19:31] <~Victoria Smithson> Why isn't it on?
[19:31] <Chibi-Leady> It's damaged.
[19:32] * Chibi-Leady leads them to one post in particular that includes a built-in dais that it's built on.
[19:32] * Chibi-Leady quickly opens the access panel at the base. "Okay, I need a..."
[19:33] * ~Victoria Smithson tosses Leady a flare.
[19:33] <Chibi-Leady> ...light. o___O
[19:34] <Chibi-Leady> Okay, you, Sylvester. See those wires? I need you to reach down in there and find if any of them are burnt out. Victoria, I need...
[19:35] * ~Victoria Smithson tosses a bundle of spare wiring and electrical tape at Leady.
[19:35] <Chibi-Leady> ...that, actually.
[19:36] <Chibi-Leady> ...Does she do that often?
[19:36] <Chibi-Sylvester> Kinda! ^__^
[19:37] <Chibi-Leady> Okay, Sylvester. Get to work on replacing that wiring. Use your knife to strip and splice them as you need.
[19:38] <Chibi-Sylvester> I, uh, lost my knife earlier. ^__^;
[19:38] <Chibi-Leady> >:(
[19:39] <Chibi-Leady> Any trooper that lost their knife in MY unit would be strung up for lashes.
[19:39] * Chibi-Leady hands her knife to Sylvester.
[19:40] * Chibi-Sylvester starts working on the wiring, and gets knocked backwards when a HUGE zap occurs! O___O
[19:40] <Chibi-Leady> ...Just be careful with the RED wire.
[19:43] *** Suddenly, a flare round get fired high into the air, lighting up the entire area. Victoria and Leady both tense up as they understand EXACTLY what that means: someone back at the outpost detected something and was trying to warn them.
[19:44] * Chibi-Leady takes out a pair of binoculars and peers out in the direction where the flare round in descending towards. There's something out there that's NOT a Xenofluff!
[19:44] <~> Hold your fire, we're coming through!!
[19:45] <~Victoria Smithson> Wait! That's the General! I don't she's alone, either!
[19:46] <Chibi-Leady> I can make out two more...THREE more with her.
[19:47] <Chibi-Leady> Wait...XENOFLUFFS! There's a big one following up behind them!
[19:47] <Chibi-Leady> Keep at that wiring, Sylvester!
[19:48] * Chibi-Leady and Victoria start shooting into the darkness, laying down covering fire while Marisa Kirisame rushes towards them, closely followed by two other soldiers, one of whom is carrying a third trooper who's either wounded or unconscious!
[19:52] * Chibi-Sylvester keeps working, and gets ZAPPED again! But he completes the circuit and the machine starts to power up!!
[19:52] * Marisa Kirisame sprints past! >__<;;;
[19:53] *** A Kumiho gallops towards her from behind, leering hungrily at her as it tries to catch up!
[19:54] *** The pylons start to glow as power transmits through them once more, and the scent of ozone becomes overpowering!
[19:55] *** The Kumiho gets close and tries to leap, but it's suddenly engulfed in a MASSIVE continuous discharge of lightning coming from both of the nearest pylons!
[19:55] <Chibi-Sylvester> :O
[19:55] <~Victoria Smithson> D:
[19:56] *** The Kumiho HOWLS as it's transfixed for a full TEN SECONDS, with lightning coursing through its body to such a degree that its fur quickly chars, then COMBUSTS!!!
[19:56] *** Its tail then ignites!!
[19:57] *** Then with a final screeching howl, there's a GIANT ripping sound that comes from the base of its tail, followed by a dull explosion as its tail explodes.
[19:59] <~> ♦ P-TOMPH!!!!!!!!
[19:59] *** The Kumiho's HEAD detonates like an M-80 going off inside a Halloween jack-o-lantern.
[20:07] *** The perimeter fence is now active, keeping out ALL Xenofluffs!
[20:08] * Marisa Kirisame staggers to her feet and looks around. She looks like she's been through hell, and it looks like she's unarmed now.
[20:08] <Marisa Kirisame> Outstanding!
[20:09] * Marisa Kirisame helps Sylvester to his feet. "Great timing. You couldn't have cut that any closer. Nicely done."
[20:09] <Chibi-Sylvester> Thank you! ^__^
[20:09] * ~Victoria Smithson salutes!
[20:09] <~Victoria Smithson > Welcome back, General!
[20:14] <Marisa Kirisame> I don't know who YOU are, but you are okay with me!
[20:14] * Marisa Kirisame grins at Chibi-Leady.
[20:14] <Chibi-Leady> ...It's nothing personal, General. I'm just doing my job.
[20:15] * Marisa Kirisame looks over at her companions. "Hey! Let's not forget about the three of YOU!"
[20:17] * Marisa Kirisame goes over to them. It's a couple of girls who look like they're almost twins, with red hair, eyes a strange shade of violet, annnnnnnd...WAIT JUST A HECKIN' MOMENT THERE!!!
[20:18] *** Chitose has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:18] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Chitose
[20:18] *** Chiyoda has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:18] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Chiyoda
[20:21] * Chiyoda is carrying someone over her shoulder. It looks like another injured soldier
[20:26] *** Tsukasa Kudamaki has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:26] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Tsukasa Kudamaki
[20:26] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> X___X
[20:27] * Marisa Kirisame helps carry Tsukasa, "Jeez, I know a little girl who weighs more than she does.
[20:27] *** Everyone walks back to the outpost entrance, where Reisen and the others eagerly wait to greet them all.
[20:28] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Welcome back, general! You look like something the cat dragged back, then decided to bury!
[20:28] <Marisa Kirisame> No kidding! ^___^
[20:29] <Marisa Kirisame> We're not doing too good, are we?
[20:29] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> No, but they're looking a lot better now than they did ten minutes ago!
[20:30] *** Everyone heads inside, but Sylvester lags back with Leady.
[20:30] <Chibi-Sylvester> Here's your knife back. Thank you for lending it to me.
[20:30] * Chibi-Sylvester holds out the knife to Leady, but she shakes her head.
[20:31] <Chibi-Leady> Keep it. A trooper needs a knife.
[20:31] <Chibi-Leady> Officers just tell troopers where to die.
[20:31] <Chibi-Sylvester> o___O
[20:31] <Chibi-Sylvester> That's not really true, is it? I mean, you're an officer, right?
[20:32] <Chibi-Leady> Yeah. Unfortunately. And not exactly by choice either.
[20:32] <Chibi-Leady> Watch out for officers, kid. It's their job to get you killed. Especially in THIS war.
[20:33] * Chibi-Leady and Chibi-Sylvester hurry inside to rejoin everyone else.
[20:33] *** The scene switches back inside a small kitchen/mess hall area. Marisa is pacing back and forth, talking while everyone else listens intently.
[20:34] <Marisa Kirisame> The first wave of Xenofluffs came in, and Flopsy and Mopsy were killed.
[20:37] <Marisa Kirisame> They came in again and that's when Shiranui was gone. A Giant Fox just pounced on her and she was just...gone.
[20:39] <Marisa Kirisame> Then it was just me and Peter. Damn, that magnificent ba[BLEEP]rd.
[20:41] <Marisa Kirisame> We held them. HE held them, practically single-handedly. Until one of them got a lucky hit on him and he bled out almost immediately. Thankfully, he didn't suffer, but it was still a damned awful way to go. Anti-climactic after the glorious fight he put up.
[20:42] * Marisa Kirisame sighs.
[20:42] <Marisa Kirisame> I tell you, this rank I've got really doesn't mean much when you're caught between a literal rock and a hard place.
[20:43] * Marisa Kirisame grins at points at Chitose and Chiyoda. "AND THEN THESE BEAUTIFUL BA[BLEEP]RDS SHOW UP PRACTICALLY OUT OF NOWHERE!!!"
[20:44] *** Chiyoda and Chitose both giggle a little as Marisa comes over and jostles them playfully as she continues her tale.
[20:45] <Marisa Kirisame> They come up with grenades and they both just came right in! Down the middle and UP YOURS!!
[20:45] <Marisa Kirisame> Saved my butt at the last minute!
[20:46] <Marisa Kirisame> And I'd like to introduce them to you all! These are Chitose and Chiyoda!
[20:47] <Marisa Kirisame> Chitose is in the Medical Corps. And Chiyoda here is Technical Sergeant in the Signal Corps.
[20:48] * Marisa Kirisame motions to Tsukasa. "I can't tell you much about her beyond the name on her biometric: Tsukasa Kudamaki. She was out through the whole thing.
[20:50] <Chitose> She didn't sleep after our unit got taken down by the Xenofluffs. She just gave out yesterday. She'd been pushing herself non-stop prior to that
[20:50] <Chitose> I think that was about five days ago.
[20:51] <Marisa Kirisame> I think it's time we ALL got out of here. LIEUTENANT TEWI!!
[20:51] <Tewi Inaba> Yes, General?
[20:51] <Marisa Kirisame> Has pickup been arranged yet?
[20:53] <Tewi Inaba> >___>
[20:53] <Tewi Inaba> <__<
[20:53] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> The Master Vox unit has been damaged. It's non-functional.
[20:54] <Chiyoda> I'll get right on it and see if I can't bring it back online.
[20:55] <Marisa Kirisame> Get some sleep and something to eat first, then get started...
[20:56] <Chiyoda> NO, General. I'd better get started on it right now.
[20:56] <Marisa Kirisame> Outstanding! You're a credit to your unit! Thank you.
[20:57] <Tewi Inaba> Would you stop being so familiar with the General, Tech Sergeant?
[20:57] <Marisa Kirisame> And would you STOP acting like an REMF, Lieutenant?
[21:01] <~> ♦ AND PAUSE HERE FOR THE NIGHT SINCE IT'S LATE ON MY END
[21:01] <~> ♦ We'll continue with the next part at the same start time tomorrow. Hope you're all enjoying yourselves so far!
[21:02] *** Until then, good night to you all!
[18:07] * The projector begins to power up again. Cheesykits in just a few minutes!
[18:10] *** The scene picks up where it left off back on Tuesday. After dressing down Tewi, Marisa quickly turns and goes to the main entrance, where Reisen is waiting.
[18:12] <Marisa Kirisame> If we could get this door shut we'd be in a much better position, wouldn't you say?
[18:12] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Reisen Udongein Inaba is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[18:12] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Already on it.
[18:13] * Chibi-Leady is standing outside the door, peering out into the stormy, windswept night.
[18:13] <Marisa Kirisame> ...At least someone's looking in the right direction.
[18:15] * Marisa Kirisame heads back inside with Tewi and goes up to Chitose and Tsukasa.
[18:15] * Tsukasa Kudamaki is still asleep. And her ear twitches a little.
[18:16] <Marisa Kirisame> So what exactly is wrong with her?
[18:17] <Chitose> It's the wind and the climate here. It's easy to fall into a Negative Energy Balance and succumb to extreme exhaustion.
[18:18] <Marisa Kirisame> She's got the right idea, sleeping that much.
[18:18] <Marisa Kirisame> ATTENTION EVERYONE! Good night. I want all of you to get some sleep. Every one of you. We've all been through a hell of an ordeal.
[18:19] *** Most of the other members of the group start to fill out of the room, eager to find some place to lay down.
[18:19] <Marisa Kirisame> And Tewi?
[18:19] <Tewi Inaba> Yes?
[18:20] <Marisa Kirisame> I want a full report of today's action when I wake up, explaining just how five of my troopers got killed by the Fluffs.
[18:20] <Tewi Inaba> Yes, maam. <__<;
[18:21] * Marisa Kirisame walks off.
[18:21] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> You heard her. Hit the sack! Six hours minimum!
[18:22] * ~Victoria Smithson starts heading off with everyone else.
[18:22] * Tewi Inaba holds out her hand and stops Victoria before she can go any further.
[18:22] <Tewi Inaba> Not you, trooper.
[18:23] <Tewi Inaba> Letting that criminal loose is a court martial offense.
[18:23] <~Victoria Smithson> I thought she could help us.
[18:23] <Tewi Inaba> You thought the judgment of a murderer was preferable to an officer's?
[18:24] <Tewi Inaba> Well...that'll make a hell of a compelling defense.
[18:24] <~Victoria Smithson> I wasn't thinking, sir. It was intuition.
[18:25] <Tewi Inaba> Intuition?
[18:25] * Tewi Inaba smirks a little as she walks around behind Victoria, regarding her.
[18:25] <Tewi Inaba> I had no idea you were psychic, too.
[18:26] * ~Victoria Smithson looks a little uncomfortable. "I scored high when I was a kid, sir."
[18:26] <Tewi Inaba> Really? Why aren't you wearing a black uniform like me?
[18:26] <~Victoria Smithson> ...I became inconsistent.
[18:28] <Tewi Inaba> Onset of puberty? Not uncommon. Especially to women. It's the changes the hormones cause to our brains.
[18:28] * Chibi-Leady is standing nearby, watching the entire exchange. "So when's it going to happen to you, Lieutenant?"
[18:28] <~Victoria Smithson> O__O
[18:29] <Tewi Inaba> Excuse me?!
[18:30] <Chibi-Leady> Puberty. I hear it's a necessary step on the way to actually becoming an ADULT.
[18:31] <Tewi Inaba> You're addressing an officer of the Federation. >:(
[18:31] <Chibi-Leady> You can take all that officer crap and shove it up your cottontail poopchute.
[18:32] * Chibi-Leady shoves Tewi back.
[18:32] <Chibi-Leady> Any officer that behaves like you did today and takes it out on another trooper is neither an adult OR an officer in my book!
[18:33] <Tewi Inaba> I'm not an adult? What kind of adult turns their back on the Federation?!
[18:33] <Chibi-Leady> I'm glad you asked!
[18:35] <Chibi-Leady > I used to be an Instructor-Sergeant, and I helped train an entire generation of young people to throw themselves into the meat-grinder
[18:35] <Chibi-Leady> And the Federation just chewed them up and spit them out.
[18:36] <Chibi-Leady > All those kids who died during that first invasion of Vulpesmunda were trained by ME.
[18:37] <Chibi-Leady> So now when I hear you guys say "push on to glory", I say...What glory?
[18:37] <Tewi Inaba> What would you know about glory? You call yourself a hero?!
[18:38] <Chibi-Leady> ...They sure called me one when I captured the Queen Fluff on Planet R.
[18:38] <Chibi-Leady> Later on I realized that's just something other people call you and it's really just a trick.
[18:39] <Chibi-Leady> When you throw your life away, instead of calling you a fool, they call you a hero.
[18:39] <Chibi-Leady> And as for glory...
[18:40] * Chibi-Leady grabs Tewi and shoves her to the ground next to where Reisen-2's body is laying.
[18:40] <Chibi-Leady> Ask her! Ask her, she'll tell you everything you need to know!
[18:41] <Tewi Inaba> D:<
[18:41] <Tewi Inaba> How dare you!
[18:41] * Tewi Inaba starts to reach for her pistol.
[18:41] <Chibi-Leady> Hey, it's just my opinion!
[18:41] <Tewi Inaba> No! It's not! It's TREASON!
[18:42] <Tewi Inaba> You can't say things like that and believe there's not going to be consequences!!!
[18:42] * Chibi-Leady started to walk away, but stops and looks back at Tewi.
[18:42] <Chibi-Leady> Then maybe you need to shoot me.
[18:43] <Tewi Inaba> Now there's something we agree on.
[18:43] <Chibi-Leady> Well, go ahead. Take that oversized popgun out and have at it.
[18:43] <Tewi Inaba> No. I happen to believe in the rules and regulations that the Federation stands for.
[18:44] * Chibi-Leady laughs a little. "Very good, Lieutenant! But you left out the kids.
[18:44] <Tewi Inaba> What?
[18:44] <Chibi-Leady> Cowards. Cowards always hide behind rules and children.
[18:45] * Chibi-Leady walks away again, leaving Tewi and Victoria alone.
[18:45] * Tewi Inaba chases after Leady.
[18:46] * Tewi Inaba follows Leady outside as she moves to the barricades and starts keeping watch on the area approaching the doorway.
[18:46] <Tewi Inaba> I'll see you hang!!!!
[18:46] <Chibi-Leady> Just so long as it's regulation rope.
[18:47] * Tewi Inaba watches Leady walk away, fuming, then turns around in a huff and walks back inside the outpost.
[18:48] *** The scene switches to the messhall, where Reisen is hunting around and sifting through the contents of the shelves and cupboards.
[18:48] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Let's see...let's see.
[18:49] * Chitose is there with her.
[18:49] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> We've got your usually mystery meat sticks, egg caps, hardtack, beans...
[18:49] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> More beans.
[18:50] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Even more beans. Are they're trying to make us GAS out the Floofs?
[18:50] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Insta-veggie meals. Choco-pudding delight.
[18:50] * Chitose cringes at the sound of everything.
[18:51] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> And...whoa!
[18:52] * Reisen Udongein Inaba reaches towards the back of the cupboard and pulls out a vacuum-sealed package.
[18:52] * Reisen Udongein Inaba pulls out a knife and makes a big show of slashing the package open to reveal...CARROTS. Fresh carrots, vacuum-sealed to ensure freshness!
[18:52] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> :D
[18:53] * Chitose opens up a package of brown sugar cubes and takes one. :3
[18:54] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> ...Sweet tooth, huh? Kind of usual to eat those straight like that.
[18:55] * Chitose takes the package. "Eh, we got to eating things like this frequently in order to preserve what little food we had while we were on the run."
[18:55] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> That's a story you're going to have to tell me more about.
[18:56] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Later, though. I'm about to drop.
[18:57] * Reisen Udongein Inaba heads off to sleep, leaving Chitose alone in the messhall.
[18:57] <Chitose> >__>
[18:57] <Chitose> <__<
[18:58] * Chitose finds another package of brown sugar cubes and quickly makes her way towards the main entrance.
[18:58] * Chitose starts to step outside, but stops when she sees Leady sitting nearby.
[18:59] <Chibi-Leady> What brings you out here? Shouldn't you be getting some sleep.
[18:59] <Chitose> I should be asking you the same question. I came to check on what you're doing.
[19:00] <Chibi-Leady> Keeping an eye out. Fences have a nasty habit of shorting out, especially in really nasty snowstorms like this.
[19:01] <Chitose> I could take over for a while, if you'd like. Give you a chance to take a nap.
[19:01] <Chibi-Leady> Nah. I've got this.
[19:02] <Chitose> How about if I walk the perimeter of the fence for a bit?
[19:03] <Chibi-Leady> That works. I'll stay here by the entrance. If you run into trouble, get back here. I'll cover you.
[19:03] <Chitose> Got it.
[19:04] * Chitose heads away from Leady, picking her way through the incinerated remains of the Xenofluffs from earlier and approaching the Electric Perimeter Fence.
[19:04] <Chitose> <__<
[19:04] <Chitose> >__>
[19:05] * Chitose keeps walking at a swift pace along the inside of the fence, making sure she's out of anyone's sight, and THROWS the package of sugar cubes over the fence.
[19:06] <~> Sugar cubes!
[19:06] <~> Yum-yum time!
[19:06] <Chibi-Leady> Whatcha doing there, trooper?
[19:07] <Chitose> O___O
[19:07] * Chitose spins around to find Chibi-Leady standing a few feet behind her, literally standing in the footprints she made in the snow as she walked up to and along the inside of the fence.
[19:08] <Chitose> Testing to see if any Xenofluffs were out there. I was baiting them to find out if any were hiding.
[19:09] <Chibi-Leady> Of course they're out there.
[19:10] <Chibi-Leady> They're relentless little buggers. Just because they're not throwing themselves mindlessly at the fence and making themselves light up like firecrackers doesn't mean they're not out there.
[19:10] <Chibi-Leady> They're just waiting and seeing what we're going to do.
[19:13] <Chitose> How many do you think are out there?
[19:13] <Chibi-Leady> All of them?
[19:14] <Chibi-Leady> Enough? They know they've got us trapped here, and they know we can't flee unless something else happens.
[19:14] <Chibi-Leady> Which means THEY'RE going to wait until something else happens.
[19:16] <Chibi-Leady> All we can do now is wait and see whose plans start happening first.
[19:17] *** The scene switches back inside to where Tsukasa is sleeping.
[19:17] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> ~___~
[19:17] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> o___o
[19:18] * Tsukasa Kudamaki sees that Marisa is sitting nearby, peering right at her.
[19:18] <Marisa Kirisame> Nice to see you coming back to us, trooper.
[19:19] * Tsukasa Kudamaki sits up and sees Tewi and Reisen standing nearby as well. Everyone looks a lot better than they did earlier, and the winds outside have died down a little.
[19:19] <Marisa Kirisame> You've been out for a long time. How are you feeling?
[19:19] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> I'm feeling much better now.
[19:20] <Marisa Kirisame> Fit for duty?
[19:20] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> Definitely! =^ ^=
[19:21] <Marisa Kirisame> Well, that's outstanding.
[19:21] <Marisa Kirisame> We're going to need everyone on deck now.
[19:22] * Marisa Kirisame heads back out to the main hallway, where everyone is busy clearing away the debris.
[19:22] * Hiryuu grunts as she picks up the body of a "slain" Giant Fox and starts carrying it outside.
[19:23] * Doremy Sweet is working on the doors.
[19:24] <Marisa Kirisame> What's the word on that door?
[19:24] <Doremy Sweet> I think I've almost got it.
[19:25] <Doremy Sweet> I just need to rewire these fuses annnnnnnd...
[19:26] * Doremy Sweet makes a few last connection, then the large sliding metal door starts to slide closed!
[19:26] *** It only moves a few feet before it suddenly grinds to a halt as something shorts out explosively inside the junction box Doremy Sweet was working on.
[19:27] *** The lights throughout the command center cut out!
[19:27] * Chibi-Leady is still outside watching the perimeter fencing and immediately notices the pylons' indicator lights start blinking yellow, then cutting out entirely!
[19:28] <Seiran> Doremy, you dummy!
[19:28] <Chibi-Sylvester> The door's frozen!'
[19:28] <Chibi-Leady> ALL PERSONNEL TO THE PERIMETER!!!
[19:29] *** In the distance, the yipping and howls of hundreds of Tundra Kits can be hear ringing out.
[19:29] *** Fence is down!
[19:29] <Chibi-Leady> ^
[19:29] <~> No zappy-fence now!
[19:29] <~> Bunnies! Bunnies! Bunnies! Bunnies!
[19:29] <~> Take all their sugar cubes!
[19:31] *** Everyone starts rushing outside to join Leady at the barricades.
[19:31] <Chibi-Leady> You two, over there! You two, front and center. Where's Reisen?
[19:33] * Tewi Inaba peers outside into the gloom and starts to hyperventilate. She's having another vision, of hundreds of spindly, fuzzy legs crowding out her vision and overwhelming her!
[19:33] * Tewi Inaba jumps as she's grabbed from behind!
[19:34] <Tewi Inaba> There's something! I can feel...!
[19:34] <Marisa Kirisame> Just get out there!
[19:34] <Marisa Kirisame> When the Fluffs realize the fence is down, they're all going to start showing up like relatives to a rich man's funeral!
[19:35] *** Suddenly, the lights start to come back on.
[19:35] <~Victoria Smithson> :O
[19:35] <Chibi-Sylvester> :D
[19:35] <Souryuu> Oh my!
[19:35] <Hiryuu> The fence is back on!
[19:36] <Chiyoda> =^ ^=
[19:37] <Chiyoda> Hey, general...
[19:37] <Marisa Kirisame> Did YOU manage to get everything working again?
[19:38] <Chiyoda> It's a little temperamental but it'll hold. I hope.
[19:38] <Marisa Kirisame> Well, you have our tremendous gratitude, Chiyoda.
[19:38] <Chiyoda> Oh, it was nothing!
[19:38] <Chiyoda> I'm going to get back to work on that radio now. ^___^
[19:40] *** Everyone starts cheering Chiyoda as she walks away, and everyone soon starts filing away as well, leaving Marisa, Reisen, Chitose, Tewi, and Leady outside.
[19:40] <Marisa Kirisame> Leady.
[19:41] <Marisa Kirisame> The charges against you are serious but we can't afford to lose a fighter of your experience.
[19:41] <Tewi Inaba> Officer?
[19:41] <Marisa Kirisame> Will you give me your word as an officer that you'll do your duty?
[19:41] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Officer?
[19:42] <Chibi-Leady> I'm no longer an officer, General. But I'll give you my word as a soldier.
[19:43] * Marisa Kirisame thinks for a moment and nods. "Your rank of Captain is restored, until your guilt or innocence is proven in a formal hearing."
[19:43] <Chibi-Leady> I can assure you General that I killed that officer everyone's talking about.
[19:44] <Marisa Kirisame> Then I guarantee you'll hand, but until then I expect you to do your duty.
[19:44] <Chibi-Leady> Yes ma'am
[19:44] <Marisa Kirisame> I want forward Op. Three watches a day. Fences fail. Troopers get lazy.
[19:45] <Marisa Kirisame> You carry on, Captain Leady.
[19:45] * Marisa Kirisame salutes.
[19:45] * Chibi-Leady salutes back
[19:45] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> o__O
[19:45] <Tewi Inaba> O__o
[19:45] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> She's actually a CAPTAIN?!
[19:45] <Tewi Inaba> She outranks ME!!!!!
[19:48] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> DM The scene switches to a different part of the outpost's exterior. Seiran and Chiyoda are standing guard near the portable sensor, scanning. Doremy Sweet is at the entrance, still struggling with the electrical wirings.
[19:49] * Tsukasa Kudamaki walks past, smiling and stretching.
[19:49] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> =^ ^=
[19:51] * Chibi-Leady is at an isolated part of the barricades, opening up a container of hardtack and beans and preparing to eat.
[19:51] * Tsukasa Kudamaki goes right up to her. :D
[19:51] <Chibi-Leady> ...
[19:52] <Chibi-Leady> Something I can do for you, soldier?
[19:52] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> I just came to say thanks for saving my tail.
[19:52] <Chibi-Leady> That's the job.
[19:52] * Chibi-Leady munches.
[19:53] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> How come you don't sleep inside like everyone else?
[19:53] <Chibi-Leady> Out here is where the Fluffs will show up first.
[19:54] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> No telling what kind of fun you could get in out here, huh? ^___^
[19:54] <Chibi-Leady> <__<
[19:54] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> :D
[19:54] <Chibi-Leady> Are you flirting with me, trooper?
[19:54] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> No! I don't flirt.
[19:55] <Chibi-Leady> Never?
[19:55] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> Never ever.
[19:55] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> I know what I like and I like what I know! ^___~
[19:55] <Chibi-Leady> You're the real deal then?
[19:55] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> Absolutely! :D
[19:56] <Chibi-Leady> And you're hungry for some action?
[19:56] * Tsukasa Kudamaki nods. "And I'm not hungry for food, either." :D
[19:56] <Chibi-Leady> You'll get all the action you want after the Fluffs show up.
[19:57] * Chibi-Leady takes another big, deliberate bite of her food.
[19:58] * Tsukasa Kudamaki reaches over and starts to tease Leady's long, straight coppery hair. "You know, it's all the waiting that gets me."
[19:58] <Chibi-Leady> Oh! I get it now!
[19:59] * Chibi-Leady grins and puts down her food.
[19:59] * Chibi-Leady takes Tsukasa's hand and leads her away from the barricade.
[20:00] <Chibi-Leady> You need something to occupy your mind. Something that'll really take away all of those concerns.
[20:00] <Chibi-Leady> This way!
[20:00] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> :D
[20:00] * Tsukasa Kudamaki goes with!!
[20:00] <Chibi-Leady> Here's good.
[20:01] <Chibi-Leady> Now drop and give me 100.
[20:01] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> ............................HUH?!?!?!
[20:01] <Chibi-Leady> You've got a lot of energy, trooper. Now get down and start counting! >:(
[20:02] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> Whaaaaa?!
[20:02] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> >:(
[20:03] * Tsukasa Kudamaki gets down on the ground and starts cranking out push-ups. "One! Two! Three! Four!"
[20:03] <Chibi-Leady> ^___^
[20:03] * Chibi-Leady starts to walk back over to where her food is. "Make it 200."
[20:05] *** The scene switches again. Time has passed, and Tsukasa is back inside, this time in a large room that has storage shelves and bunk-beds set up. There's an attached bathroom and showers, and Tsukasa has just finished washing herself off.
[20:06] * ~Victoria Smithson is asleep in one of the beds, and she's jerking and shifting around like she's having a bad dream.
[20:13] * Tsukasa Kudamaki comes over.
[20:14] * Tsukasa Kudamaki notices that Victoria has a picture of Sylvester laying next to her pillow.
[20:14] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> :3
[20:17] <~Victoria Smithson> O___O
[20:18] * ~Victoria Smithson sees Tsukasa leaning in really close and leering at her.
[20:21] * ~Victoria Smithson sees...something about Tsukasa that makes her recoil!!
[20:21] <~Victoria Smithson> O___O
[20:22] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> Lose something? :D
[20:22] * ~Victoria Smithson starts to sit up and back away from Tsukasa.
[20:23] *** Suddenly, Chibi-Sylvester and Ringo come into the room.
[20:23] <Ringo> Listen, you're the youngest one here so...
[20:23] <Ringo> Oh!
[20:23] * Ringo sees a still-undressed and WET Tsukasa leaning over Victoria.
[20:23] <Ringo> Can we play too? :D
[20:24] <Chibi-Sylvester> o__O
[20:24] <~Victoria Smithson> I've got cooking duty. Thanks for waking me up, Tsukasa.
[20:25] * ~Victoria Smithson hurries towards the door and sees Ringo's eager expression. "Are you sure you know what you're doing?"
[20:25] <Ringo> :D
[20:25] <Ringo> I've got a pretty good idea, but...
[20:25] <Ringo> Practice does make perfect! :D
[20:25] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> >:D
[20:26] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Chibi-Sylvester is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[20:26] <Chibi-Sylvester> o___o
[20:27] * ~Victoria Smithson grabs Sylvester and pulls him out the door with him. A moment later, the door closes behind her as Ringo and Tsukasa seal it shut and lock it.
[20:27] * Tsukasa Kudamaki quickly pounces on Ringo!
[20:29] * ~Victoria Smithson and Chibi-Sylvester are walking away when Hiryuu and Souryuu suddenly walk in.
[20:29] <Hiryuu> What's going on?
[20:29] <~Victoria Smithson> Tsukasa and Ringo are in there together.
[20:29] *** Something starts thumping against the door from the other side.
[20:29] <Hiryuu> :O
[20:30] <Souryuu> Oh my.
[20:31] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Sheesh, Ringo always was a bit of a...
[20:31] *** Something REALLY starts banging against the door from the other side. Is that...grunting?
[20:32] *** Things then quiet down.
[20:32] <Souryuu> A bit of a what? Harlot? Trollop?
[20:33] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> I was going to say featherweight. That girl's go the physical endurance of an 80-year old grandmother trying to run a marathon.
[20:34] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Annnnnnnnnnnnd she's spent!
[20:34] * Souryuu and Hiryuu start laughing while Victoria leads Chibi-Sylvester away.
[20:35] <Chibi-Sylvester> Hey? has anyone seen Seiran and Chitose? Ringo and I were looking for them a few minutes ago but we couldn't find them.
[20:37] <Souryuu> Last I saw Seiran, she was getting checked out by Chitose. Something about her nerves bothering her?
[20:39] <Hiryuu> Yeah, Seiran was acting weird. She was acting all giggly and dizzy and Chitose said she fell and hit her head on something.
[20:41] <Chibi-Sylvester> Is it just me or are things getting strange now all of a sudden?
[20:41] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> No wonder we're losing this war. Everyone's flirting instead of fighting.
[20:42] *** The scene switches, and Victoria is now heading outside with another container of food.
[20:44] * Chibi-Leady is still at her post, surveying the area ahead of her with night-vision binoculars. Yes, it's still extremely gloomy and nearly lightless. The Polar Continent on 4546B becomes its own version of the Land of the Midnight Sun at parts of the year.
[20:44] <~Victoria Smithson> Good morning, Captain. ^__^
[20:44] <Chibi-Leady> What makes you think so? :/
[20:44] <~Victoria Smithson> Trouble brewing?
[20:45] <Chibi-Leady> Sooner or later. That's always how it goes.
[20:45] <~Victoria Smithson> Got time for breakfast?
[20:46] * ~Victoria Smithson sets down the container in front of Leady. Leady looks at it for a moment, then sets aside her binoculars and takes it.
[20:46] <Chibi-Leady> You're welcome to join me, just so long as you don't expect cheerful conversation.
[20:51] * ~Victoria Smithson sits down with leady. "You're not a morning person?"
[20:51] <Chibi-Leady> No, I'm a miserable murdering ba[BLEEP]rd.
[20:51] <Chibi-Leady> And that's on a good day,
[20:51] <~Victoria Smithson> What's a bad day like?
[20:52] * Chibi-Leady takes a few bites. Ooooo, it's Choco-pudding Delight!
[20:52] <Chibi-Leady> Any one day in particular you're interested in?
[20:53] <Chibi-Leady> Did that a[BLEEP]le Tewi send you out here to question me?
[20:53] <~Victoria Smithson> Tewi? She thinks I'm an idiot.
[20:53] <Chibi-Leady> Are you?
[20:53] <~Victoria Smithson> me? Yeah. Definitely.
[20:53] <Chibi-Leady> Eh, I got you beat.
[20:55] <~Victoria Smithson> Yeah, well. I got into trouble because I was looking out for another fellow soldier and got busted down from corporal for fraternization. I was "too overprotective" of him.
[20:55] <Chibi-Leady> Let me guess. Sylvester?
[20:55] <~Victoria Smithson> How'd you...?
[20:55] <Chibi-Leady> You just confirmed it for me.
[20:55] <Chibi-Leady> ...Are you really some kind of psychic?
[20:56] <~Victoria Smithson> maybe. I suppose. Not like Tewi. I'm not Psi Corps.
[20:56] <Chibi-Leady> That trouble with Sylvester...did you know it was going to happen?
[20:57] <~Victoria Smithson> ...I think I read too much into things and it turned out I was wrong. I picked a fight that didn't really need to happen and I got burned for it.
[20:57] <~Victoria Smithson> What about you?
[20:58] * Chibi-Leady just looks at Victoria.
[20:58] <Chibi-Leady> Are you reading me?
[20:58] <~Victoria Smithson> Why'd you kill your CO?
[20:58] <Chibi-Leady> You tell me?
[20:58] <~Victoria Smithson> I'm not that good.
[20:59] <Chibi-Leady> ....
[20:59] <Chibi-Leady> ...He started giving stupid orders that started getting people killed for stupid reasons.
[21:00] <Chibi-Leady> Maybe it was one day too many. Or too many one day. Maybe I'M the one that broke. Maybe I'M the one who was out here one day too many...or saw too many one day.
[21:00] <~Victoria Smithson> Maybe you ought to forgive yourself, Captain. It's war.
[21:01] * Chibi-Leady just pauses.
[21:01] <Chibi-Leady> Don't spend too much time around me, trooper.
[21:01] <Chibi-Leady> I'd hate to be the reason why you get burned again.
[21:02] <~Victoria Smithson> >:f
[21:02] * Chibi-Leady picks up the binoculars without another word and resumes scanning the area.
[21:02] * ~Victoria Smithson sighs and walks back inside.
[21:03] * Chibi-Leady pauses a moment later and turns to watch Victoria leave, frowning and looking a little reproachful about her own words.
[21:06] *** And pause here for the night since it's getting late.
[21:06] *** Cheesykits will continue TOMORROW at the same time!
[17:58] * The projector starts to power up!
[18:01] *** The scene starts, and it's showing an exterior shot of the outpost perimeter. The Xenofluffs have gathered outside the Fence and are regarding it with wide, steady gazes that hardly seem to blink.
[18:02] *** A large, overturned hat is dropped into the snow. It's the hat of a Commissar of the Imperium!
[18:03] *** A single Tundra Kit is plopped inside.
[18:03] <Teeny Tundra Kit> Bad Fluff will now step forward!
[18:03] *** A single Kumiho is nudged forward to just outside the Fence by a pair of angry-looking Giant Foxes.
[18:04] <Teeny Tundra Kit> For crime of attacking little Tundra Kits...
[18:04] <Teeny Tundra Kit> For crime of failure to be fluffy...
[18:04] <Teeny Tundra Kit> For crime of HERESY against the Rising Floof...you are hereby sentenced to ZAPPY-TIME!
[18:05] <Accused Kumiho> - SCREW YOU. Korean Kumihos reject your fluffy farce! -
[18:06] *** The Giant Foxes SHOVE the Kumiho forward into the Fence!
[18:08] * Accused Kumiho is immediately ENGULFED by a massive electrical current and nearly instantaneously erupts into flames like it already took a shower in gasoline. With incredible howls, the Kumiho starts writhing and jerking like crazy...OH GOD THE SOUNDS!!!!!
[18:10] *** Suddenly, Taps starts playing in the distance from the outpost.
[18:11] * Hiryuu is outside standing guard and listening to Taps playing over the outpost loudspeakers.
[18:11] <Hiryuu> Heh, stupid Fluffs. ^__^
[18:12] <Chitose> >__>
[18:12] <Chitose> I'm here to give you a break.
[18:12] <Hiryuu> Ah. Thank you.
[18:12] * Hiryuu goes back inside while Chitose remains outside.
[18:13] * Chitose just sits down and largely ignores everything going on. It's like she's not worried at all about the Xenofluffs.
[18:14] * Hiryuu is walking away from the main entrance when she passes by the Vox Room.
[18:14] <Chiyoda> Uhhhh, excuse me!
[18:14] * Chiyoda is in the back of the Vox Room, bent over the console and fiddling with something behind it.
[18:15] <Hiryuu> Oh! Chiyoda. Are you still busy with the radio?
[18:15] <Chiyoda> Can you give me a hand with this?
[18:15] <Hiryuu> Sure! Anything that helps you out is fine by me. ^__^
[18:15] <Hiryuu> What do you need?
[18:16] <Chiyoda> Can you lay down on the ground and reach behind the console for me?
[18:16] <Hiryuu> Sure!
[18:17] * Hiryuu quickly hurries over and lays down on the ground on her back, then shimmies forward to get closer to the console in question.
[18:18] <Hiryuu> What do you need me to do? Look for something specific or get something you dropped?
[18:19] * Chiyoda suddenly drops down beside Hiryuu and claps her hand over her mouth!!
[18:20] <Hiryuu> O__O
[18:22] * Chiyoda 's hair starts to undulate strangely, then a pair of large perky EARS spring up from within her hair!!! SHE'S A XENOFLUFF IN DISGUISE!!!!!!
[18:23] * Hiryuu starts to scream and struggle!
[18:23] <Chiyoda> Keep quiet now~!
[18:24] * Hiryuu manages to break free and PUNCHES Chiyoda in the face, then she grabs her wrist and twists it, causing a loud SNAP!
[18:25] <Chiyoda> Aaaaahhhh??!!
[18:25] * Hiryuu starts flailing wildly at Chiyoda's face with her hands, causing all kinds of rips and tears!
[18:27] * Hiryuu suddenly gets SLAMMED to the ground as Chitose rushes up and delivers THIS!!!!
[18:28] <Chitose> >:/
[18:28] <Hiryuu> X__x
[18:28] * Chiyoda pulls herself forward and leans down over Hiryuu. From within her hair, something else begins to stir and move!!
[18:30] *** A tiny little Xenofluff plops down onto Hiryuu's chest, then quickly waddles up her neck and face, then starts BURROWING into her hair between her rabbit-ears.
[18:30] * Hiryuu flails despite being unconscious, shuddering as the Teeny Kit disappears within her hair.
[18:31] <Chitose> That's three now.
[18:32] <Chiyoda> Owww...I think she hurt me badly.
[18:32] <Chitose> We're too close now to worry about that.
[18:33] * Chitose examines the controls to the Master Vox unit, then flicks on the power button.
[18:34] *** The radio system starts to buzz. The displays start to come on, showing that the radio is at least partially functional now.
[18:35] * Chitose goes over to one of the wall-mounted intercom units. "Attention everyone. We've got comms now."
[18:36] *** The scene switches to the main command center, where Chibi-Sylvester is sitting at one of the relay consoles while Marisa stands nearby. Everyone else is starting to hurry into the room, eager to find out if the repair has been successful.
[18:36] <Chibi-Sylvester> This is Hotel Delta 185 to Fleet Rescue. Come in, Fleet Rescue.
[18:37] * ~Victoria Smithson and Reisen Udongein Inaba are the first to come inside, followed a few seconds later by Tewi.
[18:37] <Chibi-Sylvester> This is Hotel Delta 185 to Fleet Rescue...
[18:38] * Chibi-Leady comes up behind Tewi and Victoria
[18:38] <Chibi-Leady> How's that report coming along?
[18:39] <Tewi Inaba> Well I'm not so much as writing a report as building your gallows, Leady. ^__^
[18:39] <Chibi-Leady> Huh, didn't take you for a carpenter, Tewi
[18:40] * Marisa Kirisame orders Sylvester to switch to the command frequency and gives him her authorization code.
[18:41] <Chibi-Leady> But you know, there was this other carpenter a few thousand years ago, better guy than both of us.
[18:41] <Chibi-Leady> Well, that carpentry business was the death of him. ^__^
[18:42] <Chibi-Leady> So be careful of what you building and what crosses you bear. Got it?
[18:42] *** Suddenly, there's a bunch of strange chirps and screeches coming over the radio. Sylvester tunes it in more.
[18:43] <~> ♦ Roger, Hotel Delta, this is Fleet Command. Over.
[18:43] *** Everyone starts to get excited.
[18:43] <Chibi-Sylvester> This is the 701st Mobile Infantry, Bravo Company, requesting pickup.
[18:44] <~> ♦ Take a number, MI. We've got stragglers all over the planet.
[18:44] * Marisa Kirisame takes the transmitter mic.
[18:44] <Marisa Kirisame> What's your name?
[18:47] <~> ♦ This is Fleet Lieutenant Langley of the cruiser "Eagle Union". And getting obnoxious won't help you one bit, jawhead.
[18:49] <Marisa Kirisame> You listen up, shipgirl. This is General Marisa Kirisame. And if somebody doesn't make this pickup their big gawd-damn priority I'm gonna make it MY big gawd-damn priority to come down and chew out some Fleet-ass, starting with YOU!!
[18:50] <~> ♦ Sorry, general. I didn't know who I was talking to.
[18:50] <Marisa Kirisame> That's because you're a moron.
[18:50] <~> ♦ Yes, general. But we've still got a lot of wounded out there.
[18:51] <Marisa Kirisame> Fine, the wounded come first. Any excuses after that come out of your BUTT. Kirisame OUT.
[18:51] *** Everyone's laughing a little by now.
[18:52] <Marisa Kirisame> Where's Chiyoda? I'm gonna give that tech-girl a medal!
[18:52] <Chitose> Asleep, general. Dead on her feet.
[18:53] <Marisa Kirisame> Well, she's earned it.
[18:53] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Any day on that door, Doremy Sweet.
[18:53] * Doremy Sweet goes over to the main door controls.
[18:54] <Doremy Sweet> We're all waiting for something, Reisen...
[18:54] * Doremy Sweet pulls the lever, and the door starts to slide quickly and easily closed!
[18:54] <Doremy Sweet> But the door isn't one of them!
[18:55] <Marisa Kirisame> Outstanding!!!!!!
[18:55] *** Everyone cheers as they're finally locked safely inside the outpost! The Xenofluffs are OUTSIDE now and can't get in!
[18:57] *** The Scene switches again, and Chitose and Tsukasa are standing on the roof of the outpost. Ringo, Seiran, and Hiryuu are standing nearby, looking dazed and a little unsteady.
[18:58] * Chitose stares out into the darkness at the Defense Pylons in the distance and sees a literal SEA of Tundra Kits, all staring at the outpost.
[18:58] <Chitose> Soon. Soon. Soon. Soon. Soon. Soon. Soon. Soon.
[18:59] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> Soon. Soon. Soon. Soon.
[18:59] <Seiran> Soon. Soon. Soon. Soon. Soon.
[18:59] <Hiryuu> Soon. Soon. Soon. Soon. Soon.
[19:00] <Ringo> Soon. Soon. Soon. Soon. Soon.
[19:00] <~> ANGST Yeessssssssssssssssssss. Soooooooooooooon~!
[19:00] <~> - ^ -
[19:02] *** The view starts to rise higher and higher...
[19:02] <Tewi Inaba's voice> - Not you, trooper. -
[19:03] *** Then there's a new vision. Legs, thousands of them. A charging horde of Xenofluffs, overtaking and engulfing everything in their path.
[19:03] <~> Wake up.
[19:04] <~> WAKE UP
[19:04] <~Victoria Smithson> O___O
[19:04] * ~Victoria Smithson wakes up with a deep, guttural choking that almost becomes screaming.
[19:05] * Reisen Udongein Inaba is brushing her teeth as Victoria staggers into the bathroom and starts throwing up in the first unoccupied toilet she can find.
[19:06] *** Then the scene switches to a big glob of Insta-veggie meal pouring into a ration tray. It's the messhall now!
[19:06] <~Victoria Smithson> ~___~
[19:07] * ~Victoria Smithson is the one cooking and serving everything. She looks terrible.
[19:07] *** The messhall feels a little odd now, with Tsukasa, Ringo, and Seiran all sitting together and looking far too chummy together.
[19:08] * Souryuu walks up.
[19:08] <Souryuu> Give me more of that choco-pudding delight.
[19:09] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Didn't you already have a bunch earlier.
[19:09] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> ^?
[19:09] <Souryuu> Yes, but we're going to be departing from this place soon enough. I figured I'd enjoy the opportunity to indulge.
[19:10] * ~Victoria Smithson glumly takes a large metal spoon and scoops a big portion of the pudding onto Souryuu's tray with a SPLAT.
[19:10] <Souryuu> :3
[19:10] * Hiryuu stumbles up and grabs some sugar cubes to munch on.
[19:11] <Souryuu> Excuse me, sister! What's your problem?
[19:11] * Hiryuu doesn't answer as she walks away.
[19:11] <~Victoria Smithson> What's with her?
[19:12] <Souryuu> I don't know. This world seems to do strange things to people.
[19:12] *** Hiryuu joins Seiran, Ringo, and Tsukasa as they all leave as one group together.
[19:13] * Chisote comes up and helps herself to some of the sugar cubes as well.
[19:14] * ~Victoria Smithson reaches out to pick up a few utensils and makes contact with Chisote's hand.
[19:14] <~Victoria Smithson> o___o
[19:14] <~Victoria Smithson> O___O
[19:14] <~Victoria Smithson> O__O
[19:14] *** Sees the vision again! The SWARM!!!!!!!
[19:15] <Chisote> Everything okay?
[19:15] <~Victoria Smithson> ....
[19:15] <~Victoria Smithson> ....................
[19:15] <~Victoria Smithson> No, I'm...yeah, I'm fine.
[19:20] * Chisote walks away.
[19:20] * ~Victoria Smithson is visibly rattled.
[19:20] * Reisen Udongein Inaba is eating one of her fresher-than-fresh carrots.
[19:21] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> You look a little shakier than normal, trooper.
[19:21] <~Victoria Smithson> Something's not right.
[19:21] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> That's what they call it when you're about to get overrun behind enemy lines.
[19:21] <~Victoria Smithson> No, it feels worse than that.
[19:22] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Oh, is this another one of your psychic hot flashes?
[19:22] <~Victoria Smithson> It seems like Hiryuu has changed.
[19:22] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Because she didn't automatically defer to Souryuu? About time.
[19:23] <~Victoria Smithson> It seems sudden.
[19:23] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Like you getting a nervous stomach?
[19:24] <~Victoria Smithson> I guess I'm coming down with something.
[19:24] * Reisen Udongein Inaba nods and smirks a little. "I wonder what that could be?"
[19:25] <~Victoria Smithson> There's a big know where my stomach should be. I barely touched Chisote's hand just now and I saw something. Something terrible. I don't think we're safe here. Not nearly as safe as we think we are.
[19:25] <~Victoria Smithson> ^big knot
[19:25] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Maybe you're just going crazy?
[19:26] <~Victoria Smithson> ...I love you too, Reisen. ~___~;
[19:26] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Honey, we girls get wacky when we're pregnant. Suddenly we know everything about everything.
[19:27] <~Victoria Smithson> o___o
[19:27] <~Victoria Smithson> O___O
[19:27] <~Victoria Smithson> ....oh crap.
[19:33] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> And you're about as psychic as a doorknob.
[19:33] * Reisen Udongein Inaba walks away, leaving Victoria alone to figure out what to do next.
[19:34] *** Scene switch. Marisa is sitting alone inside one of the outpost offices, and Chisote and Tsukasa are peering at her through the door's window.
[19:35] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> >:3
[19:35] <Chisote> It's time.
[19:36] * Tsukasa Kudamaki knocks on the door, while Chisote moves on to a different part of the outpost.
[19:36] * Chisote goes into a supply closet.
[19:36] <Chisote> Hey there. How are you holding up?
[19:37] * Chiyoda is sitting in the back. Even through she's partially hidden by the shadows, it's obvious that the injuries she took from Hiryuu have gotten much worse very quickly.
[19:38] <Chiyoda> I'm kind of tired...this body is breaking down.
[19:39] * Chisote reaches in to pick up Chiyoda. "I'll give you a hand. It's time. We need to act quickly now."
[19:39] <Chiyoda> Oh, thanks.
[19:40] * Chisote starts to carry Chiyoda through the halls. Chiyoda is now looking extremely sickly.
[19:42] <Chisote> Don't worry about it.
[19:43] *** The scene switches to the barracks room, where Chibi-Sylvester is looking awkward and flustered as Doremy Sweet and Souryuu are getting ready to take showers.
[19:43] <Chibi-Sylvester> <__<;
[19:43] <Souryuu> What's wrong?
[19:44] <Doremy Sweet> Feeling unsettled, Sylvester? ^__^
[19:44] <Chibi-Sylvester> I think I'll just check outside and see what's happening with Leady.
[19:45] *** Everyone stops as they hear labored breathing coming from outside the room. They all look at the only door leading into the place.
[19:47] * Chitose pushes open the door and grins at everyone. Next to her, Chiyoda looks more like some kind of zombie now.
[19:47] <Chiyoda> - Hello, fellow Moon-Rabbits. :D -
[19:49] <Chibi-Sylvester> D:
[19:49] <Doremy Sweet> D:
[19:49] <Souryuu> D:
[19:49] * Chiyoda stumbles into the room, and Chitose SLAMS the door shut.
[19:50] <Chiyoda> - Let's get to know each other better! -
[19:50] * Chiyoda reveals her fox-ears AND her tail!!
[19:51] * Chiyoda has something moving around inside of her hair too!
[19:52] <Doremy Sweet> AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
[19:52] * Souryuu grabs a stool and SMASHES it into Chiyoda's head with a loud, wet CRUNCH.
[19:53] * Chiyoda falls to the ground, but multiple little fuzzy balls quickly detach from her hair and tail...and roll open to reveal Teeny Kits!!!!!
[19:53] <Teeny Tundra Kit> Get 'em!
[19:53] * Souryuu starts whacking away like crazy at the ground!
[19:54] * Doremy Sweet rushes at the door. "OPEN THE DOOR! OPEN IT!! LET US OUT!!!"
[19:54] * Chibi-Sylvester trips and falls to the ground, scrambling backwards as a bunch of Teeny Tundra Kits scamper towards him!
[19:55] <Teeny Tundra Kit> You goan git FLUFFY!!!!
[19:55] <Chibi-Sylvester> Ahhh! AHHHH!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
[19:55] * Chibi-Sylvester flails as he's pounced on! And they all go for the top of his head!!
[19:56] * Souryuu falls to the ground, convulsing as a Teeny Tundra Kit sinks its little paws into her hair and settles in atop her head! KIT-HAT!!!!!
[19:58] * Chitose watches through the window in the door, smiling and grinning as Doremy Sweet panics as a few Teeny Tundra Kits start climbing all over her.
[19:59] *** Doremy Sweet's screams can be heard through the door for ten straight seconds. She's nowhere NEAR as good as UMP-9 at screaming.
[19:59] <Chitose> Not long now. Just a few more.
[19:59] *** The scene switches again to outside. Victoria has tracked down Leady.
[20:00] <~Victoria Smithson> Captain, I need to talk to you, but it's going to sound crazy.
[20:00] <Chibi-Leady> Spit it out then.
[20:01] * ~Victoria Smithson takes a breath before starting. "I know I'm not really supposed to be psychic, but I just have this terrible feeling."
[20:01] *** The scene switches again, this time to a tiny office where Tewi is seated at a deck, working on something in a ledger.
[20:01] * ~Victoria Smithson and Chibi-Leady come inside.
[20:02] * Tewi Inaba stands up and salutes Leady.
[20:02] <Tewi Inaba> Yes, Captain...?
[20:02] <Chibi-Leady> As you were. For right now, listen.
[20:02] <Chibi-Leady> I think we have a situation here that requires the attention of Military Intelligence.
[20:03] <Chibi-Leady> Victoria, tell him
[20:03] <~Victoria Smithson> This morning, in the mess hall, I accidentally touched Chitose's hand. I might have had a vision.
[20:03] <Tewi Inaba> Hmmm, playing psychic again?
[20:04] <Chibi-Leady> Could you keep an open mind here?
[20:04] <Chibi-Leady> This trooper may have information that's vital.
[20:05] <Chibi-Leady> Some of the troopers have been acting strangely all of a sudden.
[20:05] <Tewi Inaba> ...
[20:05] <Tewi Inaba> Describe what you saw.
[20:06] <~Victoria Smithson> It was like she wasn't one of us at all. It was like she was something else entirely, masquerading as one of us.
[20:06] <~Victoria Smithson> Maybe thousands of things. All connected somehow.
[20:07] <~Victoria Smithson> Connected to Hiryuu and Ringo and Seiran and that other girl Tsukasa.
[20:07] <~Victoria Smithson> I've always been pretty fuzzy but this came through sharp as a knife and twice as painful.
[20:08] <Tewi Inaba> ...
[20:08] <~Victoria Smithson> I know I'm not a real psychic like you. In fact, I just found out I'm pregnant and I didn't have a clue. Reisen was the one who figured that out.
[20:08] <Tewi Inaba> O__O
[20:08] <Tewi Inaba> ...You're pregnant?
[20:09] <Tewi Inaba> You might be interested to know that in some of our classified studies pregnancy has been shown to heighten psychic ability.
[20:10] <~Victoria Smithson> ...That's too bad because I'd really like to be wrong about this.
[20:10] <Tewi Inaba> Yeah. Me too. Because I keep having the same feeling.
[20:10] <~Victoria Smithson> What is it?
[20:10] <Tewi Inaba> ...
[20:11] <Tewi Inaba> They've coming to wipe us out.
[20:11] <Tewi Inaba> ^They're
[20:11] <Chibi-Leady> What's so new about that?
[20:11] <Tewi Inaba> I mean the whole species. Not us, here. Everyone. The whole Federation. And they have a PLAN.
[20:12] <Tewi Inaba> Look, after what I did in the battle...I wasn't very sure of myself any more.
[20:12] <Tewi Inaba> And I figured everyone just thought I'd cracked and broken down.
[20:13] * Chibi-Leady thinks for a minute. "Yesterday I might have been inclined to agree."
[20:13] <Chibi-Leady> But that would have been me screwing up, Lieutenant
[20:13] * Chibi-Leady holds out her hand to Tewi.
[20:14] * Tewi Inaba looks at it, then stands up and shakes it. "Thank you, Leady."
[20:14] <Tewi Inaba> I'll get on this matter with Marisa immediately.
[20:15] * Chibi-Leady and Victoria start to leave.
[20:15] <Tewi Inaba> Oh, and trooper Smithson...
[20:15] <~Victoria Smithson> Hmmm?
[20:15] <Tewi Inaba> ...that was some good work. Well done.
[20:16] * ~Victoria Smithson salutes!
[20:16] * Tewi Inaba salutes back.
[20:16] * Tewi Inaba hurries to Marisa's office and knocks on the door.
[20:17] *** No response.
[20:17] * Tewi Inaba pushes at the door. It's unlocked.
[20:17] *** The office is oddly quiet. Marisa isn't anywhere in sight.
[20:17] <Tewi Inaba> Marisa?
[20:18] * Tsukasa Kudamaki stands up in a doorway leading into a small closet-sized room that's just large enough to hold a small bed.
[20:18] <Tewi Inaba> What are you doing in here?
[20:19] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> The General and I were just having a chat. ^____^
[20:19] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> What are you doing here, Tewi?
[20:19] <Tewi Inaba> You and Marisa?
[20:20] * Tewi Inaba moves closer, and Tsukasa backs away. Something's not right with Tsukasa. Are those...EARS poking up out of her hair?
[20:21] * Tewi Inaba moves into the room and can just make out Marisa lying in the bed, mostly undressed.
[20:21] <Tewi Inaba> Marisa? General? You need to get up...
[20:22] * Tewi Inaba reaches out to touch Marisa's head.
[20:22] *** A vision strikes Tewi like a hammer. THE SWARM!!!!
[20:22] <Tewi Inaba> O___O
[20:22] * Tewi Inaba glares at Tsukasa and draws her pistol.
[20:23] <Tewi Inaba> You're one of them!
[20:23] <Tewi Inaba> And you've done something to Marisa!
[20:24] * Tewi Inaba suddenly turns and aims at Ringo! And Seiran's there too!
[20:24] <Tewi Inaba> BACK OFF! OR "LL DRILL ALL OF YOUR SKULLS!
[20:24] * Tewi Inaba keeps her gun trained on Tsukasa, Ringo, and Seiran as she backs towards the door.
[20:25] <Tewi Inaba> You ba[BLEEP]rds! You're ALL under arrest!
[20:26] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> For murder, sedition, for treason against the Federation, and for being XENOS SCUM!!!!!!!!
[20:27] <Tewi Inaba> ^
[20:28] <Tewi Inaba> Oh, and you're gonna PAY because we're not going to kill you. Oh no! You see, we've got special places for things like you.
[20:28] *** Behind Tewi, someone ELSE is moving slowly and carefully through the doorway into the office.
[20:28] <Tewi Inaba> Where they cut you up.
[20:29] <Tewi Inaba> But they keep you alive while they cut you up. So they can see what makes you TICK. And they'll see what makes you SICK.
[20:29] <Tewi Inaba> And I'll be there. Oh yeah, I'm gonna be there to see...
[20:30] * Chibi-Sylvester grabs Tewi from behind and PLUNGES a knife over her head and directly into the base of her windpipe with a downward stab.
[20:30] <Tewi Inaba> @___@
[20:30] <Tewi Inaba> X___X
[20:31] * Tewi Inaba sinks to the ground.
[20:31] <Chibi-Sylvester> :D
[20:33] *** The scene switches. Leady and Victoria are outside, keeping watch
[20:34] * Chibi-Leady looks up as Reisen, Hiryuu, and Souryuu come outside with rifles ready and go straight up to HER.
[20:34] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> You're under arrest, Leady.
[20:34] <Chibi-Leady> ...On what charge?
[20:35] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Murder.
[20:36] * Reisen Udongein Inaba then kicks Leady in the head and knocks her down, while Hiryuu and Souryuu grab her weapon and put her in handcuffs, then start dragging her back inside.
[20:36] <~Victoria Smithson> Leady? What's happening?
[20:36] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> No talking to the prisoner.
[20:37] * Chibi-Leady is quickly brought inside to Marisa's office. Lying on the ground near the doorway is Tewi's body, lying in a large pool of blood.
[20:37] <Marisa Kirisame> You gave me your word.
[20:38] <Chibi-Leady> What makes you think I had anything to do with this, General?
[20:38] * Chitose walks over, smiling. She carefully and deliberately places the knife that was used to stab Tewi on the table.
[20:39] *** The knife is the SAME knife Leady had previously given to Sylvester.
[20:39] <Marisa Kirisame> Lock her up, Reisen.
[20:39] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> With pleasure.
[20:40] * Reisen Udongein Inaba and the others aim their rifles at Chibi-Leady, forcing her to move.
[20:41] * ~Victoria Smithson comes up, but says nothing as she watches them take Leady away. Leady looks at her as they pass close by.
[20:41] <Chibi-Leady> Get out of here, Victoria. Now.
[20:41] <~Victoria Smithson> O___o
[20:42] * ~Victoria Smithson starts to turn away, but stops when she sees Chibi-Sylvester standing a few feet away, staring at her.
[20:42] <Chibi-Sylvester> o___o
[20:42] <Marisa Kirisame> You know what to do, Sylvester.
[20:43] <Chibi-Sylvester> Yes, General.
[20:44] * Chibi-Sylvester takes hold of Victoria's arm and starts herding her towards the mess hall door (which is just a short distance down the hall).
[20:44] <~Victoria Smithson> Why are you doing this, Sylvester?
[20:44] <Chibi-Sylvester> It's not you and me. It's going to happen to all of us.
[20:45] * Chibi-Sylvester puts his own gun down. "It's nothing to be afraid of, really."
[20:45] * ~Victoria Smithson shoves him back while he's momentarily distracted and RUNS into the barracks room, slamming the door shut behind her!
[20:46] * Chibi-Sylvester starts pounding and kicking at the door! >:(
[20:46] * Reisen Udongein Inaba walks into the room.
[20:46] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> ...Is there a problem I should be made aware of, Sylvester?
[20:47] * Chibi-Sylvester stops kicking the door and turns to face Reisen.
[20:47] <Chibi-Sylvester> Victoria...she doesn't want it. But Marisa told me I've gotta give her the Hat.
[20:48] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> I think there's a wire loose in your head.
[20:48] <Chibi-Sylvester> No, it's a little piece of God!
[20:49] <Chibi-Sylvester> Not like the one people used to believe in, or the Federation. And it's filling me up. Filling my head with warmth. I can sort of feel myself floating away.
[20:50] * Reisen Udongein Inaba munches on one of her carrots. "You're not making any sense."
[20:51] *** Chitose walks into the room. She's soon followed by Ringo, Seiran, and Doremy Sweet.
[20:51] <Chisote> You'll understand when you wake up.
[20:51] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> When I wake up?
[20:52] * Reisen Udongein Inaba notices that Ringo, Seiran, and Doremy Sweet are all armed, and they've all positioned themselves around her.
[20:53] <Chisote> Don't fight.
[20:53] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Like hell!
[20:53] * Reisen Udongein Inaba turns around and SLUGS Doremy Sweet so hard she's knocked straight back into the wall behind her.
[20:55] * Ringo and Seiran both leap onto Reisen, trying to overpower her!
[20:56] * Reisen Udongein Inaba responds by tripping Seiran, sending her to the floor, then grabbing Ringo's lasgun and wrestling her for it.
[20:56] *** The lasgun goes off! A burst of las-rounds stitches the nearby wall and several of them punch deep into Doremy Sweet's stomach and chest!!
[20:57] * Doremy Sweet lets out a nasty, guttural choking groan as she slides to the ground, then something unwraps from the top of her head and wriggles out of her hair.
[20:57] <Teeny Tundra Kit> :3
[20:58] * Reisen Udongein Inaba is struck across the back of her head with a lasgun and falls to her knees. Chisote quickly grabs Reisen's head and steadies her.
[20:58] <Teeny Tundra Kit> You kill Friend!!! >:(
[20:58] <Teeny Tundra Kit> Make YOU new Friend now!
[20:59] * Teeny Tundra Kit gallops towards the stricken Reisen and POUNCES onto the top of her head!
[20:59] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> AHHH! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
[21:01] * Reisen Udongein Inaba slumps to the ground, twitching as the Kit-Hat settles in on the top of her head. It's already trilling happily.
[21:02] <Teeny Tundra Kit> New Friend now! See? Warm!
[21:03] *** Ringo and Seiran are both laughing at Reisen, and Chisote looks towards the locked door to the barracks.
[21:03] * ~Victoria Smithson is staring back out through the door's window, realizing that she's trapped inside with no way out.
[21:04] <Chitose > Sylvester? Finish the job.
[21:04] <Chitose > Make her one of us.
[21:05] *** PAUSE HERE FOR NOW. Tomorrow, we'll continue, and I can say with some confidence that we're nearing the conclusion of Starship Floofers 2
[21:06] *** So tune in again tomorrow evening. Same Fluffy time. Same Fluffy website!
[18:07] * The projector starts to power up!
[18:10] *** The scene begins with Chibi-Leady now trapped inside the closet. She's been blindfolded and tied up.
[18:10] <Chibi-Leady> ...Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
[18:10] *** The panel in the door slides open, and someone leans in.
[18:10] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> :D
[18:11] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> Lonely in there, Captain?
[18:11] * Tsukasa Kudamaki leans over and groans a little as something shifts behind her neck and atop her head.
[18:12] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> >:D
[18:12] * Tsukasa Kudamaki reaches through the opening and drops something inside. It hits the ground with a soft "pat"
[18:13] *** A little ball of fuzz hits the ground, and after a few seconds it starts to unroll into...
[18:13] <Teeny Tundra Kit> ...
[18:13] <Teeny Tundra Kit> o__o
[18:13] <Teeny Tundra Kit> :D
[18:13] <Teeny Tundra Kit> Friend~!
[18:14] * Teeny Tundra Kit starts to waddle its way towards Chibi-Leady.
[18:14] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> Have fun~!
[18:15] * Chibi-Leady tries to move backwards!
[18:15] * Tsukasa Kudamaki slams the panel shut.
[18:16] *** Back in the mess room, while Ringo and Seiran are still gathered around Reisen, laughing at her as she twitches and writhes on the ground, Chisote is looking at the door to the barrack room.
[18:17] * Chisote looks at Chibi-Sylvester, then points at the door.
[18:17] <Chisote> Now her.
[18:17] <Chibi-Sylvester> ...
[18:17] * Chibi-Sylvester walks towards the door.
[18:18] * Chisote opens the door and kicks it in hard.
[18:18] * ~Victoria Smithson is knocked backwards and to the floor. >__<;
[18:18] * Chibi-Sylvester quickly enters the room and the door is closed behind him
[18:18] <~Victoria Smithson> No, Sylvester! Please! You have to fight it!
[18:19] <Chibi-Sylvester> I...I don't know. I'm losing myself...
[18:19] * ~Victoria Smithson reaches around and grabs onto something movable and metallic.
[18:20] <~Victoria Smithson> Don't make me do this!
[18:20] <Chibi-Sylvester> Sshhhhh...it's not so bad. I think it hurt but I don't remember. That's a good thing, right?
[18:21] *** Outside, Chisote walks away to take care of something else, leaving Ringo and Seiran behind as they watch the door to the barracks.
[18:22] * Seiran is still giggling and laughing like Beavis.
[18:22] * Ringo starts chuckling as well. Yup...LIKE BUTTHEAD!
[18:24] *** Something is now moving behind both of them!
[18:24] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> X___x
[18:24] * Reisen Udongein Inaba is still shuddering and twitching...
[18:24] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> O___O
[18:26] *** Back inside the barrack, Victoria scrambles to her feet. The thing she grabbed onto is actually a length of metal from a disassembled bunk bed!
[18:26] <~Victoria Smithson> >:(
[18:26] * ~Victoria Smithson WHACKS Chibi-Sylvester in the head with it. The strut connects with a solid THUNK.
[18:26] <Chibi-Sylvester> o__O
[18:27] * ~Victoria Smithson hits him again! >:(
[18:28] *** Outside, Seiran's noticing something: Reisen's gone!
[18:29] * Seiran looks around, then she sees...
[18:29] *** INSERT DRAMATIC MUSIC!
[18:29] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> >:(
[18:30] * Reisen Udongein Inaba is up and she's active! And she looks FURIOUS
[18:31] * Reisen Udongein Inaba just WHACKS Seiran across the face with a frying pan, sending her flying off her feet and splattering the wall next to her with blood!
[18:32] <Ringo> What the??!
[18:32] * Reisen Udongein Inaba throws the frying pan at Ringo's head!
[18:32] * Ringo ducks, but she's distracted long enough for Reisen to close the distance!
[18:33] * Reisen Udongein Inaba shoves Ringo back against one of the cooking counters, then grabs a knife off of the overhead rack and STABS her with it!
[18:33] <Ringo> AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
[18:34] * Reisen Udongein Inaba throws Ringo on top of the counter and grabs a CLEAVER next!!
[18:36] * Reisen Udongein Inaba starts CHOPPING and CHOPPING, all the while the camera zooms in on Reisen's crazed face as she's whacking away.
[18:36] * Reisen Udongein Inaba finally lifts up Ringo's HEAD!!!
[18:38] *** Waaaaaaaaaaaaaait...that's Sekibanki's head! Of COURSE Alexianna and Catriona would bring in Gensokyo's resident dullahan in for a scene like this once again.
[18:41] <Ringo's/Sekibanki's head> X__X
[18:41] <Ringo's/Sekibanki's head> @___@
[18:41] *** Something starts to detach from the top of her head!
[18:42] <Teeny Tundra Kit> o__o
[18:42] <Teeny Tundra Kit> You kill another Friend! >:[
[18:43] * Reisen Udongein Inaba throws the head AND the Kit into the nearest microwave oven, slams the door, and activates it!!
[18:44] * Teeny Tundra Kit managed to leap clear and falls behind the microwave, hiding behind it as the loud buzz of the microwave oven is suddenly interrupted by a massive THOOOOMP that causes it to nearly tear free of its moorings!
[18:44] <Teeny Tundra Kit> o___o;;;
[18:45] * Teeny Tundra Kit stays quiet and lurks as Reisen grabs a lasgun and straggers to the barracks door, unlocking and yanking it open.
[18:45] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> ...
[18:46] * ~Victoria Smithson is still fighting with Chibi-Sylvester. He has her pinned to the wall and Teeny Tundra Kit is peeking out from behind his neck, preparing to jump onto Victoria's head.
[18:47] * Reisen Udongein Inaba opens fire, blasting away at Chibi-Sylvester and sending him staggering backwards as he's struck by blast after blast after blast!
[18:48] <Chibi-Sylvester> @___@
[18:49] * Chibi-Sylvester slumps to the ground, while the Teeny Tundra Kit vanishes into the shadows.
[18:49] * ~Victoria Smithson just falls to the ground, panting and crying.
[18:49] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> ...No time.
[18:50] * Reisen Udongein Inaba stagger-runs through the hallways to the storage room where she locked Leady in.
[18:50] * Reisen Udongein Inaba throws open the door to find Chibi-Leady in there, banging her head and shoulders repeatedly against the walls and floor in an attempt to keep the Teeny Tundra Kit from latching onto her head!
[18:51] * Reisen Udongein Inaba takes aim and fires!
[18:51] *** The Stunt-plush EXPLODES into flames.
[18:51] <Chibi-Leady> Gah! BLEGH!! Who's that!? Who's there?!?!
[18:52] * Reisen Udongein Inaba pulls off Leady's blindfold, goes around behind her, and cuts her free.
[18:52] <Chibi-Leady> You?! What the hell's going on, Udongein?!
[18:52] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> The Fluffs are inside.
[18:52] <Chibi-Leady> Inside the perimeter?!
[18:53] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> ...
[18:53] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> T__T
[18:53] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Inside me.
[18:53] * Reisen Udongein Inaba squeezes her eyes shut and presses the barrel of her lasgun underneath her chin.
[18:54] <Chibi-Leady> Udongein! NO!
[18:55] *** Next comes the GIGANTIC and distinctive detonation of a certain squib-load going off. Thick red "Blood" spews against the ceiling along with an equally massive splatter of...spaghetti noodles all cut into three-inch lengths?!
[18:57] <Chibi-Leady> >__<;;
[18:57] * ~Victoria Smithson rushes up, cringing at the sight of Reisen, then she regains her composure and moves to help Leady.
[18:58] <Chibi-Leady> What the f[BLEEP]k is happening?!
[18:59] <~Victoria Smithson> We're under attack by a new kind of Fluff. It's a kind that gets onto you and takes over.
[18:59] * ~Victoria Smithson looks and sees that the Kit-Hat that was on Reisen was blown free by the blast. It's trying to crawl away.
[19:00] <Teeny Tundra Kit> Ewww! Marinara sauce bath no fun! No like garlic and herb! Want Meat Flavor! >___<
[19:00] <~Victoria Smithson> Maybe it can tell us something.
[19:01] * ~Victoria Smithson picks up the Kit and holds it in her hands, peering into its face.
[19:03] <Teeny Tundra Kit>
[19:03] <~Victoria Smithson> O___O
[19:03] <Teeny Tundra Kit> o___o
[19:06] * ~Victoria Smithson starts to see visions, first of the SWARM OF INCOMING FLUFFINESS!!!
[19:06] <~Victoria Smithson> Everything that's happened here was supposed to happen!
[19:07] <~Victoria Smithson> The Fluffs brought us here to create a weapon!
[19:07] <Chibi-Leady> What kind of weapon?
[19:07] <~Victoria Smithson> Marisa!
[19:08] <~Victoria Smithson> She could bring this to the top of the Federation! These...Control Fluffs could take over the entire leadership of the Federation!
[19:08] <Teeny Tundra Kit> SQEAUK We not Control Fluffs! We Friends! >:(
[19:09] <Teeny Tundra Kit> Make the Federation FLUFFY! :D
[19:10] <Chibi-Leady> How many other have been taken over?
[19:10] <~Victoria Smithson> I think we're the only ones left.
[19:11] <Chibi-Leady> We have to kill Marisa. We can't let any of those things out of here.
[19:12] * ~Victoria Smithson nods gravely, still crying a little, and drops the Teeny Kit to the ground.
[19:12] *** Quick shot of yet another Stunt Plushie suffering a terrible demise as it's stomped FLAT.
[19:13] * Chibi-Leady and Victoria quickly arm up with lasgun and start to advance down the halls.
[19:13] *** Las-rounds start impacting along the walls! AMBUSH!!
[19:13] <Tsukasa Kudamaki> >:D
[19:14] * Tsukasa Kudamaki is blasting away at both Leady and Victoria. Except she's not especially accurate.
[19:15] * Chibi-Leady shoots Tsukasa once in each of her thighs, then KICKS her backwards into a nearby room.
[19:15] * ~Victoria Smithson pulls the pin on a grenade and throws it in with Tsukasa. "Fire in the hole!!!!!!"
[19:15] * Chibi-Leady slams the door shut!
[19:16] * Tsukasa Kudamaki sees the grenade!! O___O
[19:16] *** Ka-BUUM~!!!!
[19:17] * Tsukasa Kudamaki starts smacking and slamming against the window in the door as she burns like crazy. "YoU'rE gOnNa DiE~!!!!!! yOu'Re GoNnA dIe~!!!!"
[19:18] <~Victoria Smithson> o__O
[19:18] <Chibi-Leady> O__o
[19:18] <Chibi-Leady> They don't die so easy, do they?
[19:19] <~Victoria Smithson> They're not like us, Leady. Not anymore. They're Xenofluffs now.
[19:20] * ~Victoria Smithson and Chibi-Leady keep moving. As the walk, the power suddenly cuts out, and the dim emergency lights come on, casting everything in a pale, ghostly blue light.
[19:20] <Chibi-Leady> Dammit. They shut down the reactor.
[19:26] *** As they move down the hallway towards some stairs leading down, they hear someone singing "Twinkle-twinkle-little-star" just around the corner.
[19:27] * Seiran is up ahead, with her back turned towards them, standing in the middle of the walkway, hugging something to her chest as she keeps singing and swaying.
[19:27] <Chibi-Leady> ...
[19:27] * Chibi-Leady takes aim and puts a single shot through Seiran's head.
[19:28] * Seiran flops to the ground and slumps to the side. The GRENADE that was in her hand rolls down the stairs around the corner and bounces down. A few seconds later...BOOM!!!!!!
[19:28] * ~Victoria Smithson flinches at the sound of the explosion.
[19:29] * Chibi-Leady doesn't even twitch.
[19:29] <~Victoria Smithson> How did you...?
[19:29] <Chibi-Leady> Eh, I know a set-up when I see one.
[19:31] * Chibi-Leady and Victoria keep rushing down the hall to the central staircase.
[19:31] <~Victoria Smithson> How are we going to get out of here?
[19:31] <Chibi-Leady> With the power out, the fence is down.
[19:32] <Chibi-Leady> The only way we can be extracted is on the roof. It's got a landing pad up there. The hatch going up to the roof is this way.
[19:35] <Chibi-Leady> ME leads Victoria towards another door and opens it up.
[19:36] *** Marisa Kirisame waits on the other side, sitting on a box with Chisote standing behind her, and Hiryuu and Souryuu standing in front of her.
[19:36] <Chibi-Leady> !!!
[19:36] <~Victoria Smithson> D:
[19:36] <Marisa Kirisame> - Poor creatures. -
[19:36] <Marisa Kirisame> - Why must we destroy you? -
[19:38] <Marisa Kirisame> - I'll tell you why. Fluffiness is the tide of creation, but yours is a species that rejects such notions. You worship the one over the many. You worship the Anti-Fluffy. -
[19:39] <Marisa Kirisame> - You glorify your aggression because it allows you to believe anything. -
[19:40] <Marisa Kirisame> - That you have a destiny. -
[19:41] <Marisa Kirisame> - That you have a right. That you have a cause. That you are special. That you are great. -
[19:41] <Marisa Kirisame> - But in truth... -
[19:42] <Marisa Kirisame> - You are born scared and lonely. Desperate and forsaken in a cold, dark, uncaring universe. -
[19:43] <Marisa Kirisame> - And such misery cannot be allowed to persist. -
[19:43] <Marisa Kirisame> >:D
[19:43] <Marisa Kirisame> - And so...we will bring down your Federation. And make you ALL become one...with the FLUFFY!! -
[19:47] <~Victoria Smithson> KILL THEM ALL!!!!!
[19:48] * Chibi-Leady and Victoria both start firing!!!
[19:48] * Marisa Kirisame retreats!!!
[19:48] * Chisote ducks to the side!
[19:48] * Hiryuu and Souryuu both start marching forward awkwardly.
[19:51] * Chibi-Leady and Victoria go FULL AUTO on both Hiryuu and Souryuu, blasting them over and over and over and over but they still keep coming.
[19:51] <Chibi-Leady> Victoria! You get Marisa!
[19:55] * ~Victoria Smithson chases after Marisa, following her up some stairs towards the roof.
[19:56] * Chibi-Leady keeps firing at Hiryuu and Souryuu, emptying the power cell into BOTH of them.
[20:02] *** Hiryuu and Souryuu are STILL up and attacking!!
[20:02] * Chisote takes this opportunity to run down the main entrance down below and rushes towards the door controls!
[20:03] * Chibi-Leady gets knocked to the ground by Souryuu!
[20:03] * Hiryuu starts kicking Leady!!!
[20:03] <Chibi-Leady> >_<;
[20:04] * Souryuu grabs a GAUSS RIFLE off a nearby weapons rack!! OH CRAP!!
[20:05] * Chibi-Leady HEAD-BUTTS Hiryuu, then leaps at Souryuu. She grabs the barrel of the gauss rifle, body-hugs Souryuu, then spins around, grabs the gauss rifle's handle and barrel, and FORCES Souryuu's hand to pull the trigger!!
[20:06] *** The distinctive metallic SNAPS of the gauss rifle start ringing out, and Hiryuu is knocked backwards as gauss shards PUNCH through her!
[20:06] <Hiryuu> X__X
[20:06] <Souryuu> D:
[20:07] * Chibi-Leady grabs a second gauss rifle from the gun rack and FIRES at Souryuu!
[20:07] * Souryuu is blown off her feet and doesn't get back up!!
[20:09] * Chibi-Leady staggers to her feet and looks around
[20:09] * Chisote is trying to open the door!
[20:09] <Chisote> >:[
[20:10] * Chibi-Leady opens fire at Chisote, putting gauss shard after gauss shard through her, but it's too late!
[20:11] *** The door starts to rise open, and multiple pairs of tiny little eyes glow ominously in the pale light of the emergency lamps.
[20:11] <Chibi-Leady> Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit
[20:11] *** Scene switch. Victoria is sprinting down the narrow hall, chasing after Marisa.
[20:12] * Marisa Kirisame is staying ahead of her. She ducks and weaves as a few bursts of las-fire shoots past her.
[20:12] * ~Victoria Smithson is firing snap-shots from her hip as she runs. She doesn't have time to aim at all!
[20:13] * Marisa Kirisame reaches the final ladder and starts to climb up as fast as she can!
[20:13] * ~Victoria Smithson skids to a halt at the bottom of the ladder and takes aim!
[20:13] *** CLICK. Power cell drained.
[20:13] <~Victoria Smithson> DAMMIT!
[20:13] * Marisa Kirisame forces open the hatch at the top and quickly pulls herself out.
[20:14] * ~Victoria Smithson reloads rapidly and then starts climbing as fast as she can. She's running out of time!!
[20:15] * ~Victoria Smithson reaches the top and climbs out.
[20:17] *** The roof of the command center is roughly flat, basically the top of a short, squat cylindrical tower rising up out of a blocky base. There are antenna towers, sensors built into reinforced housings, and other equipment up here that obstruct clear lines of sight in some places.
[20:18] *** The wind is no longer a gale, but a strong breeze, carrying upon it snowflakes and a deep chill. High overhead, however, the storm has finally broken and 4546B's nearest moon casts a bright white light down on everything.
[20:18] *** Marisa is nowhere to be seen.
[20:19] * ~Victoria Smithson is still panting as she slowly advances towards the nearest edge of the roof.
[20:19] * ~Victoria Smithson looks out and below...
[20:20] *** XENOFLUFFS. Thousands of them, of all sizes, crowd the area at the base of the outpost. The defensive fence failed, and the Fluffs swarmed through.
[20:21] *** They're even starting to climb up the sides of the outpost, with the bigger Giant Foxes laying down and forming "Vulpine Pyramids" so that the smaller Kumihos and Tundra Kits can clamber up inches at a time.
[20:21] *** At this rate, they'll be at the top in the next several minutes.
[20:22] <~Victoria Smithson> D:
[20:22] * ~Victoria Smithson is suddenly knocked to the ground by a heavy blow across the back of her neck!
[20:22] <Marisa Kirisame> >:[
[20:23] * Marisa Kirisame jumps on Victoria and tries to wrestle the lasgun out of her grasp!
[20:23] * ~Victoria Smithson fights with Marisa, freezing as she has another psychic vision as she makes contact with her.
[20:23] <~Victoria Smithson> O___O
[20:24] *** The SWARM!! Hundreds, thousands, MILLIONS of Xenofluffs! They're coming and they WON'T. BE. STOPPED!!!
[20:25] *** As Victoria and Marisa struggle, another sound starts to be heard over the din of the Xenofluffs and the screams and shouts of the two girls fighting.
[20:25] *** INCOMING DROPSHIP!!! Valkyrie-pattern!
[20:26] *** The Valkyrie dropship shoots down from the sky and pulls up hard just several meters above the landing pad, its retro-thrusters and attitude jets flaring brightly as it decelerates to zero almost instantly.
[20:27] *** The rear loading hatch and side doors open, and the door-gunner (controlling a Heavy Bolter) takes aim.
[20:27] <~> ♦ General Kirisame!!!!!!!!
[20:27] <Marisa Kirisame> THAT'S ME!!!
[20:28] <~Victoria Smithson> YOU CAN'T TAKE HER! WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T LET HER ONBOARD!!!
[20:28] * ~Victoria Smithson is silenced as Marisa finally yanks away her laser rifle and SMACKS her in the head with it.
[20:28] <Marisa Kirisame> >:D
[20:29] <????> - HEY, GENERAL!!! -
[20:29] * Marisa Kirisame looks over.
[20:29] * ???? is now known as Chibi-Leady
[20:29] * Chibi-Leady stands atop an HVAC unit as she brandishes gauss rifles in BOTH of her hands!!!
[20:31] *** Slow-closeup and music increase as Leady levels BOTH gauss rifles at Marisa.
[20:31] <Marisa Kirisame> O___O;
[20:31] * Chibi-Leady OPENS FIRE!!!!!!!
[20:32] * Marisa Kirisame jerks, wiggles, flails, and shudders as she gets the F[BLEEP]K blown out of her over the course of the next TEN SECONDS of non-stop shooting.
[20:33] <Marisa Kirisame> DX
[20:34] * Marisa Kirisame keeps staggering back further and further, until she reaches the edge of the roof, and...HEY SHE JUST PULLS HERSELF UP AND OVER THE SIDE!!!!
[20:34] * Marisa Kirisame FALLS from the roof into the massive swarm of Fluffiness below, hitting the ground with a MASSIVE shuddering THUD!
[20:34] <~> Noooooooooooo! Emissary dead!
[20:34] <~> Anti-Fluffies win!
[20:35] <~> Get 'em! Avenge the fallen Fluffies!
[20:35] *** The Xenofluffs all HOWL and surge forward. They'll be at the top in just a few minutes now!!
[20:40] * Chibi-Leady drags Victoria over to the waiting dropship.
[20:40] *** Hey! It's Hornet and Bataan inside!
[20:40] <Chibi-Leady> Listen up! She needs medical attention!
[20:41] <Hornet> You just killed a General!!
[20:41] <Chibi-Leady> Lots of dead Generals out there, Shipgirl.
[20:42] <Chibi-Leady> This girl's got information vital to the survival of the Federation! She must reach safety at all costs!
[20:42] <Chibi-Leady> If she dies, the Federation is DONE! You get me?!
[20:42] * Chibi-Leady aims one of her gauss rifles at Bataan's face.
[20:42] <Hornet> :O
[20:42] <Bataan> Yes, ma'am! o__O;
[20:43] *** Loud yips and howls start to rise as the first of the Xenofluffs start to climb over the edge and onto the roof
[20:44] * Chibi-Leady turns and starts firing. The Final Theme starts to play for the soundtrack
[20:45] * Chibi-Leady keeps shooting and shooting, barely holding back the Swarm.
[20:45] <Chibi-Leady> GO!! TAKE OFF AND GO!!!
[20:46] <Chibi-Leady> You gotta tell them what you saw! You gotta tell them about the Control Fluffs!
[20:47] <~Victoria Smithson> There's too many of them, Leady!
[20:47] <~Victoria Smithson> You stay here, you'll die!!
[20:47] <Chibi-Leady> ...
[20:47] <Chibi-Leady> Broken soldiers like me don't go home.
[20:48] *** The dropship starts to rise up and take off. Hornet and Bataan pull Victoria back from the loading ramp and into a flight seat.
[20:49] * Chibi-Leady sees Victoria starting to cry as the ramp closes and the Valkyrie flies away.
[20:49] * Chibi-Leady turns back to the Xenofluffs.
[20:49] * Chibi-Leady SMILES for the first time.
[20:50] * Chibi-Leady starts firing. And KEEPS firing as the Xenofluffs SWARM towards her.
[20:50] *** Twenty feet.
[20:50] *** Fifteen feet.
[20:50] *** Ten feet.
[20:50] *** FIVE FEET
[20:52] *** The last scene is of nothing but galloping, spindly fox legs. Hundreds of them. THOUSANDS of them. All overwhelming and over-running the opponent in front of them. And the gauss rifle blasts at last so silent.
[20:52] *** ^go silent
[20:53] * ~ New music begins. It's the slow orchestral march of drums and horns, of the FEDERATION.
[20:53] *** The Federation flag waves with a rising sun in the background.
[20:54] *** And what appears next is a bronze statue of a small, diminutive girl holding and firing a gauss rifle that's almost as long as she is tall!
[20:54] *** It's a statue of LEADY!!!
[20:56] <~Federation Narrator> ♦ LEADY. More than a soldier, not just a Doll. A HERO of the Federation.
[20:56] *** Various images of Chibi-Leady from various other scenes in the movie start to play.
[20:57] <~Federation Narrator> ♦ She gave her life so we can continue to fight, and these words for us to live by.
[20:57] <~Federation Narrator> ♦ "Shed no tears for me. My glory lives forever."
[20:58] *** The next scene is of Leady, looking clean and done-up, wearing a military uniform with ALL of her awards and medals on it. She SALUTES...and smiles!
[20:59] * ~Victoria Smithson watches the commercial from outside the door of the recruitment center. It's months later and she's carrying a newborn baby in her arms, all bundled up.
[21:00] * ~Victoria Smithson doesn't look happy, especially when she sees just how many young boys and girls are sitting in the chairs in front of the TV screens watching.
[21:01] <~Federation Narrator> And now you too can live the glory, because it's easy to be a hero in the Mobile Infantry.
[21:01] <~Federation Narrator> ♦ ^
[21:01] <~Federation Narrator> ♦ Men and women like you are signing up every day to serve the Federation and save the galaxy.
[21:02] <~Federation Narrator> ♦ Isn't it time you did your part?
[21:04] *** Renpha Astalion [Trooper011385@EnclaveFedCom.Net] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[21:04] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Renpha Astalion
[21:04] * Renpha Astalion wanders over, trying to load a vape-emitter.
[21:05] <Renpha Astalion> Nice looking kid there, ma'am.
[21:06] <~Victoria Smithson> ...thank you, trooper.
[21:06] <~Federation narrator> ♦ Think how impressed your friends and teachers will be. Everyone loves a Citizen!
[21:06] * Renpha Astalion smiles as she comes over to look at the baby.
[21:07] *** The baby...ooooooooh boy!!
[21:07] <Chibi-Nat (fox form)> =^ ^=
[21:08] <Renpha Astalion> Hurry up, little one. We need fresh meat for the grinder~! :D
[21:09] * ~Victoria Smithson snatches the baby away from Renpha.
[21:09] <~Victoria Smithson> >:(
[21:10] * ~Victoria Smithson quickly walks away from Renpha and the recruitment center. As she leaves, the camera pans back, showing that Leady's face is plastered all over the place. She's the star of a MASSIVE recruiting drive now!
[21:10] *** Which...was absolutely the LAST thing she would have wanted to become.
[21:11] <Chibi-Leady voiceover> "Shed no tears for me. My glory lives forever."
[21:13] *** And the final scene, with the recruitment video music still playing, is of a swarm of hundreds, of THOUSANDS, of Imperial Guard charging forward, ready to overrun and overwhelm THEIR opponents!! The Xenofluffs have their Swarm, and the Federation has a swarm of its own!!!!!!
[21:13] *** What comes up next...FLUFFY VERSUS FLUFFY!!!!!
[21:17] * Kit in black Hat is drawing up plans, and launches a torpedo towards a boat
[21:17] * Kit in White Hat scans the water and sees the torpedo, Spooked into splitting the boat with a spring in the middle!
[21:18] *** The torpedo Also splits into two with a spring and STRIKES the boat, making it EXPLODE, a charred stunt plushie in the remains.
[21:18] * Kit in Black Hat giggles and does the Forest Kit Victory Dance :D
[21:19] *** the picture fades out
[19:33] * ~ The projector starts to power up!
[19:34] *** The logo of Squad 404 appears, but it's quite glitchy.
[19:34] <~> ♦ Warning. Error. File not found.
[19:35] *** The scene starts, looking very much like some sort of "Found Footage" film as the camera-holder dashes through an alley. The accompanying voices sound oddly familiar.
[19:36] <Speaker #1> Subjects are in sight!
[19:37] <Speaker #2> They're not even trying to hide at this point.
[19:38] *** The camera zooms in to the far end of the alley, showing Solarchos and Chibi-Nat being bundled along, surrounded on all sides by the uncharacteristically exuberant and excited Seadolls of Eisenblut!!
[19:39] <Peter Strasser> Hurry! Hurry! It's just up ahead! :D
[19:40] <Karlsruhe> This is going to be amazing!! Finally!!
[19:41] * Graf Zeppelin is...smiling?! She's SMILING?!
[19:41] <Solarchos> Hey! Careful there! Where are we going?
[19:42] * Deutschland immediately rushes up and leans her face in super-close to Solarchos' >:f
[19:42] <Deutschland > WE WILL ASK ZE QUESTIONS!!!!!
[19:43] * Konigsberg THWAPS Deutschland with that riding crop of hers with a resounding CRACK!!!
[19:44] <Speaker #1> What are they doing?
[19:44] <Speaker #2> Besides incurring the wrath of a certain nine-tailed foxwoman, I don't know.
[19:45] *** A few dozen Forest Kits are trotting along with Eisenblut. They're not attacking or harassing the girls at all. In fact, they're along for the trip!
[19:45] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Chibi-Nat is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[19:46] <Chibi-Nat> >:[
[19:47] * Chibi-Nat squirms in the arms of Scharnhorst and Gneisenau .
[19:47] <Scharnhorst> Such energy!
[19:48] <Gneisenau> It cant be helped, littlest sister. You and Vater WILL celebrate with us.
[19:48] <Chibi-Nat> Friends! Help! They all need to Be-A-Kit!! >___<;
[19:48] <Random Forest Kit> /SQUIRM Noppa!
[19:48] <Random Forest Kit> ^
[19:49] <Other Random Forest Kit> They offering us Beef bowls! :D
[19:49] <Prinz Eugen> Ja! Beef bowls for everyone, including you!
[19:50] <Prinz Eugen> Und something special for dearest Father! This is LONG overdue!
[19:50] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Solarchos is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[19:50] <Solarchos> What exactly are you all planning?!
[19:51] * Chibi-Nat flails a little and knocks off Admiral Hipper's hat!
[19:51] <Admiral Hipper> Ah!
[19:52] <Prinz Heinrich> Oh my! Littlest Sister is so feisty!
[19:53] * ~ An arm wearing a clawed gauntlet reaches over and gently strokes and scratches Chibi-Nat's hair, causing Nata to shiver.
[19:53] <Solarchos> >:(
[19:55] <Friedrich der Grosse> Calm yourself, Dear Child. Your efforts to fight honor your Father well, but they are completely unnecessary.
[19:57] <Blucher> Besides! We love you, Littlest Sister! We all love you so much! :D
[19:58] * Bismarck pops up in front of Solarchos.
[19:59] <Bismarck> We are planning to show you, beyond any doubt, how devoted we are to you, Vater.
[19:59] <Bismarck> ^____^
[20:00] <Speaker #1> Bismarck is smiling?! How can she smile? I thought she never smiles!
[20:02] * Blucher [url=https://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/5630352?q=bluecher_%28azur_lane%29+
[20:02] * Blucher poses for Natalia!
[20:03] * U-47 pops up beside Chibi-Nat and starts giving her ear-scratches.
[20:03] <U-47> I will also be cooking bratwursts as well for tonight.
[20:03] <Forest Kits> YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!! Urban-maid is cooking too!
[20:04] <Tirpitz> I see the port up ahead! And no enemies in sight!
[20:05] <Z-23> Hurry! Before anyone intercepts us!!
[20:06] *** Everyone rushes forward towards...a medium-sized Japanese restaurant?!
[20:08] * ~ The Forest Kits make themselves known at the front door of the restaurant!
[20:09] <The Forest Kits> Rising Floof! Rising Floof! Rising Floof! Rising Floof!
[20:10] * The girls of Ironblood, and a few dozen Forest Kits, start to hurry into the restaurant, freaking out the patrons and causing most of them to quickly leave the premises.
[20:10] <Roon> :D
[20:11] * Bismarck points over to a corner of the room (back from the main entrance).
[20:11] <Bismarck> There! Bring Father and the Littlest Sister there!
[20:13] * Solarchos is grabbed by ROON (of all people) and herded over to the corner, where the Destroyer girls are quickly rearranging the tables and chairs to form long tables, and putting one chair up much higher than the rest.
[20:13] <Solarchos> O___o
[20:15] *** Elbe and Deutschland each grab one of Solarchos' legs, and Agir and Ulrich von Hutten grab his arms, HOISTING him up off the ground and carrying him across the room!
[20:15] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Chibi-Nat is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[20:15] <Chibi-Nat> D:<
[20:16] * Scharnhorst and Gneisenau hoist Chibi-Nat up above their heads and carry her across the room!
[20:17] *** The girls of Ironblood all start cheering as they watch their beloved Vater and Littlest Sister being carried across the room. "VATER!! VATER! VATER! VATER! VATER!"
[20:18] * ~ With the utmost of care, Solarchos is gently deposited in one of the raised-up chairs that's been set up like a throne at the very head of the tables.
[20:19] * Chibi-Nat is carefully put down in the chair next to Solarchos, with Admiral Hipper putting a booster seat in place at the last moment.
[20:20] <Admiral Hipper> ^_____^
[20:20] * Tirpitz and Bismarck approach.
[20:20] <Tirpitz> Finally.
[20:21] <Bismarck> We have waited long for this moment, and now it has finally arrived.
[20:22] * Bismarck and Tirpitz suddenly LUNGE and Solarchos and stop just a foot away from him, hats removed and leaning in close with exceptionally hopeful expressions on their faces.
[20:22] <Bismarck> O___O
[20:22] <Tirpitz> :D
[20:22] <Solarchos> o___O
[20:23] * Solarchos carefully reaches up and starts giving them BOTH headpats.
[20:23] <Tirpitz> ^________^
[20:23] * Bismarck bursts out into tears of joy. T___T
[20:24] *** The girls of Ironblood CHEER again!
[20:24] <Chibi-Nat> >:[
[20:24] * Chibi-Nat POOFS!!
[20:24] * Chibi-Nat is now known as Chibi-Nat (fox form)
[20:24] * Chibi-Nat (fox form) LEAPS at Tirpitz and CLAMPS onto her face!!!!
[20:25] * Tirpitz FLAILS as she's ambushed by a Facehugger-Nata and falls to the floor, trembling and shuddering.
[20:26] * Admiral Hipper points and laughs! Then she freezes as she realizes there's a Forest Kit climbing up onto the table near to her and it's LOOKING at her!
[20:26] <Admiral Hipper> >___>;
[20:26] <Forest Kit> :3
[20:27] <Peter Strasser> And now, Vater. We will treat you the way you deserve to be treated. Tonight, your Daughters treat YOU!!
[20:28] *** The girls of Ironblood SWARM into the kitchens of the restaurant, shouting and calling in German as they proceed to take over all cooking and serving.
[20:29] * Z-23 is especially vocal, cussing out and berating anyone that's not performing with utmost efficiency! And yes, she's speaking EXCLUSIVELY in German the whole time!
[20:30] * Prinz Heinrich and Prinz Adalbert bring out trays laden down with steaming hot Beef Bowls! Each of the Forest Kits are getting served!
[20:30] <The Forest Kits> Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Beef bowls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[20:31] * Tirpitz serves Chibi-Nat exclusively, bringing her a bowl of ramen AND Rondo fillets!
[20:31] <Chibi-Nat (fox form)> Rondo?!
[20:31] <Chibi-Nat (fox form)> :D
[20:32] * Chibi-Nat (fox form) starts to eagerly eat!
[20:32] * Bismarck serves Solarchos herself, smiling broadly as she brings him a Beef bowl AND ramen!
[20:32] <Bismarck> ^____^
[20:33] *** Several of the girls start performing a rather unusual dance!
[20:36] * U-47 is on the skillet preparing bratwursts while Nurnberg, Koln, Z19, Z20, Z21, and Leipzig dance!
[20:40] * Chibi-Nat shifts back into humanoid form, but she's soon scooped up and taken over to a corner of the room by Eugen, Heinrich, and Blucher!!
[20:40] <Chibi-Nat> :O
[20:41] <Prinz Eugen> Und now for you! I'm going to make you so cute, I could just eat you up! >:D
[20:43] * starts to enjoy himself a little bit since the food is good, the enthusiasm is contagious, and the Ironblood dancing is actually entertaining.
[20:43] <Solarchos> ^
[20:44] *** The first dance ends and a new group of girls go out to dance. Z-23 is one of them!!! Yes, we're going to see Nimi perform!
[20:46] * Z-23 starts dancing another traditional folk dance with some of the Destroyer and Sub girls, but something is off
[20:46] *** Wait a minute! One of the Destroyer girls...that's not Z-46! IT'S LAFFEY IN DISGUISE!!!!!!!!!
[20:48] * Laffey does NOT know the moves, and she's either barely able to follow along...or she's half-asleep AGAIN. Probably BOTH.
[20:50] *** Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap, Javelin and Ayanami are sneaking into the restaurant! THE STARTER SQUAD'S CRASHING THE PARTY!
[20:52] <U-556> Laffey?! What are YOU doing here?
[20:53] <Z-23> This is a private party honoring the Vater!
[20:53] <Laffey> You've got food. Share it. :x
[20:54] * Laffey is doing the back-and-forth part of the dance with Z-36...and screws up the timing.
[20:54] * Laffey gets SLAPPED!!!!
[20:55] * Laffey headbutts Z-36 back a few seconds later!
[20:55] <Laffey> >:(
[20:59] *** The girls start shoving Laffey back and forth, and Laffey responds by shoving them back HARDER. Finally, she PUNCHES Seydlitz in the face, sending her flying back, knocking her into Z-23, who goes sprawling into Friedrich der Grosse as she's carrying out more Beef bowls, knocking HER over and sending the beef bowls flying into the air!
[20:59] * ~ Several Forest Kits get splattered with beef and rice!
[21:01] * Javelin approaches Eugen, Heinrich, and Adalbert.
[21:01] <Javelin> I say, just what are you three doing to little Nata...?
[21:02] * Javelin trails off as she sees just WHAT has been happening to Chibi-Nat: her hair's been colored and she's had a new outfit put on her!
[21:02] <Prinz Heinrich> We've made her absolutely gorgeous!!
[21:05] <Javelin> O______O
[21:06] * Javelin falls over, succumbing almost instantaneously due to Cuteness Overload!!
[21:06] <Javelin> X____x
[21:06] <Ayanami> Javelin? Javelin?!
[21:07] * Ayanami sees "Nata-Eugen"...and succumbs immediately as well!!!
[21:07] <Ayanami> x____X
[21:09] *** The final scene of the night is of the Oktober-Slapfest continuing as Laffey takes a slap from another Destroyer girl...and retaliates by giving the girl a perfectly executed GERMAN SUPLEX!!!!
[21:10] * Laffey is then pounced on by over a DOZEN Forest Kits!
[21:11] *** PAUSE HERE FOR THE NIGHT SINCE IT'S GETTING LATE ON MY END. We'll continue with more tomorrow.
[20:01] * Several helmeted figures walk over to the cells...and opens each.......
[20:02] <Matsumi Kaze> about tIIIIIME
[20:02] * Matsumi Kaze goes down as a helmted figure uses a remote to send a shock through her
[20:03] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Pinako is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[20:03] <Pinako> Finally!
[20:03] * Miara streaks out toward the nearest person, more than ready for a fight
[20:03] <Pinako> we're being let out!
[20:03] *** the collars around the rest of you also go off in a taser like effect
[20:04] <Pinako> AGHHHH!
[20:04] * Lyz swears in demonic! Angry fae is very angry!
[20:06] * Miara slows down momentarily, seeing if a shield around the shock part of the collar will work
[20:06] * Helmeted Figure says something in computer like speech.....
[20:06] *** the shield can only block so much of the shock
[20:09] <Matsumi Kaze> fuuuuuuuckkkkk
[20:12] <Miara> eh? mats?
[20:13] * David O`Cain gets shocked from the collar, "AUGH!" >_<
[20:13] * Helemted Figure presses another button..which causes a dragging effect to try and force them to follow them
[20:14] <Lyz> (Swear to Lamington once I find out who's behind this I"M ROASTING THEM ALIVE)
[20:15] <Pinako> AGHHHH Owwww!
[20:15] <Miara> Are you trying to strangle us now?
[20:15] * Helemted Figure turns and leads the group out of the room
[20:15] * Helemted Figure ignores them
[20:15] <Matsumi Kaze> gaaaaaaaaah
[20:15] <David O`Cain> The hell do you jackasses want, anyway?
[20:16] *** the wall just seems to open up....revealing an empty black room
[20:18] <Miara> dunno, but i'm sure ready to kill something...
[20:19] * the helmeted figures press a remote, removing the collars from the group..then vanish
[20:19] <Matsumi Kaze> gah..finally...*rubs her neck*
[20:19] <Miara> ...
[20:19] <David O`Cain> Stupid collar...
[20:20] * Miara has quite a few scratches on her neck around where the collar was
[20:20] <Pinako> owwww.
[20:20] <Matsumi Kaze> why are you saying awww!?
[20:20] * Pinako rubs the back of her neck.
[20:20] <Matsumi Kaze> you missed the collars!?
[20:21] <Pinako> (( that was meant to be an owwww ))
[20:21] <Matsumi Kaze> (( oops misread it ))
[20:21] <Matsumi Kaze> ..so now what
[20:22] *** the space is almost completely black
[20:22] <Miara> don't suppose any of you wanna have a go?
[20:23] * Lyz tries to look to see if there are any discernable details. As a demon she has excellent low to no-light vision.
[20:23] * Miara shivers a bit, trying to get the feeling of the collar out
[20:24] <Pinako> Where are we?
[20:24] * Miara makes a few power orbs to light space in front of the group
[20:24] *** Lyz, while your eyesight is excellent..the most you can make out is it's a room
[20:24] *** the space is lit up..revealing a smooth floor and walls
[20:25] <Matsumi Kaze> ...kind of dull looking
[20:26] <David O`Cain> This better not be another cell.
[20:26] <Miara> the air telling you anything, mats?
[20:26] * Matsumi Kaze focuses...trying to sense the air
[20:27] <Matsumi Kaze> ....not really...it's just...sterile...
[20:27] <Miara> no cracks anywhere?
[20:28] <Matsumi Kaze> ..I can't sense any...
[20:28] <???> ♦ SO HERE YOU ARE AT LAST
[20:28] *** the voice comes from everywhere...it's wierdly a mix of feminine and masculine
[20:28] * Miara sends an orb up, is there a ceiling?
[20:29] <Miara> what do you mean at last? how long have we been here??
[20:30] *** the orb lights a ceiling of the same material
[20:30] <???> ♦ PREPARE YOURSELF FOR JUDGEMENT
[20:30] <Matsumi Kaze> wait..judgement?
[20:30] <Lyz> .....seriously?
[20:30] <Pinako> Judgement of what?
[20:31] * Miara shrugs
[20:32] *** a single light appears......overtaking the orb lights..revealing a robed figure, wearing a mask that changes between happy and sad
[20:33] <???> ♦ TAKE HEED YOU'RE ON TRIAL
[20:34] <David O`Cain> On trail? For what?
[20:35] * ??? unfurls there cloak, revealing a shirt with Haruka on it
[20:35] * ??? is now known as Stranger
[20:35] <Stranger> ♦ FOR RUINING SUBURBAN SENSHI
[20:35] <Miara> most cultures they have to tell you before hand
[20:36] <Matsumi Kaze> ...........
[20:36] <Miara> you've only got like one senshi here
[20:37] <Pinako> Two
[20:37] <Miara> oh really?
[20:37] <Miara> congrats to you then, you get magic
[20:37] <Lyz> ....what
[20:38] <Pinako> *<--- is also a senshi*
[20:38] <Stranger> ♦ August 25th, 2002...the absolute perfect website comes into being....
[20:39] <David O`Cain> Wait. What?
[20:39] <Stranger> ♦ a cast with dynamic personalities...great comedy....all created by a god-like creator with a supreme creative mind!
[20:39] * Stranger gestures..showing scenes from the early fics of Sub Sen
[20:40] <Miara> dude, i wasn't here yet. are you sure you have the people you wanted?
[20:41] <Stranger> ♦ SILENCE
[20:41] <Stranger> ♦ everything was in balance....
[20:41] <Stranger> ♦ AND THEN.......
[20:41] <Stranger> ♦ HIS GREATEST MISTAKE.......
[20:42] * Matsumi Kaze looks to the others with a look that screams "what is this all about?"
[20:42] <Miara> YOU CAN CAGE PEOPLE AND EXPECT THINGS TO GO WELL
[20:42] <Miara> *CAN'T
[20:43] <Stranger> ♦ I'LL GET TO YOU IN A SECOND
[20:43] <Stranger> ♦ HE CREATED THE BOX
[20:43] <Stranger> ♦ and TAINTED his perfection!
[20:44] <Miara> [why can't there just be fighting??]
[20:44] * Stranger gestures to the screen,showing off various box events
[20:44] <Stranger> ♦ and you bunch are the worse of the lot!
[20:44] * Stranger turns to look at David
[20:45] <Stranger> ♦ What is the point of the MKA!? Why would Sailor Moon even HAVE a military!? IT'S A MAGICAL GIRLS SHOW!! Besides you're stealing others powers.....
[20:46] <Miara> maybe we're too awesome for him?
[20:46] * Stranger looks to Miara
[20:46] <Stranger> ♦ and YOU
[20:47] * David O`Cain just looks at the stranger as if he or she is insane
[20:47] <Stranger> ♦ The Lupa are something that belong in a novel not in an RP!! What do you EVEN DO other then show up once in awhile adding nothing to the story!
[20:49] <Stranger> ♦ AND DON'T GET ME STARTED ON HOW YOU ENABLED THAT WHOLE LICH BUISNESS
[20:49] <Miara> what, cause we're good enough to have our own events and lives?
[20:50] * Stranger looks to Pinako
[20:50] <Pinako> Me?
[20:50] <Miara> what's he talking about?
[20:50] <Stranger> ♦ .......you can't even be ORIGINAL WITH THE STUPID YOUMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S JUST THE SAME THING AS HUMANS BUT WITH THE WORD YOUMA WRITTEN IN IN MARKER
[20:51] <Stranger> ♦ AND YOU KEEP TRYING TO DRAG PEOPLE INTO THAT STUPID CARD GAME THAT DOESN'T MATTER
[20:51] <Pinako> HEY! :O
[20:51] <Miara> is he confused on your species or something?
[20:52] * Stranger turns to Lyz
[20:53] <Stranger> ♦ your boss and you just..RUINED EVERY EVENT!! WHAT'S THE POINT OF FIGHTS IF YOU JUST SHRUG OFF EVERYTHING!!! WHAT'S THE POINT OF EVENTS ANYMORE!!!! IT'S NO FUN THANKS TO YOU
[20:56] * Stranger turns to look at Matsumi
[20:56] <Stranger> ♦ and YOU
[20:57] <Stranger> ♦ YOU MESSED EVERYTHING UP...TURNING THE SITE INTO YOUR OWN PRIVATE LITTLE KINGDOM AND FORCING EEEEEVERYONE TO DANCE TO YOUR TUNE!!!! THIS ISN'T YOUR WEBSITE!!! IT'S EVERYONE'S!!!!
[20:58] * Matsumi Kaze blinks
[20:59] <Pinako> :O
[21:00] <Stranger> ♦ YOU HAVE ALL RUINED MY FAVORITE WEBSITE AND FOR THAT...YOU MUST PAY
[21:01] * David O`Cain just looks at the stranger
[21:01] <Miara> you sound kinda jealous, have you participated in anything?
[21:01] <Matsumi Kaze> .....
[21:03] <Lyz> ....anyone else getting the feeling of "ass-mad whiny fan lunatic" from this whackbag?
[21:03] <Miara> meeeeee
[21:04] <Pinako> uh-huh
[21:04] <Matsumi Kaze> hey..guys
[21:04] <David O`Cain> All I'm getting is that this person is an idiot in addition to that, Lyz.
[21:04] <Matsumi Kaze> ....we don't have our collars
[21:04] <David O`Cain> Oh yeahhhhh. We don't!
[21:04] * Miara steps closer to try poking the robed person
[21:04] <Stranger> ♦ OF COURSE NOT.....I WANTED YOU TO FEEL THE FULL WRATH OF MY ANGER
[21:05] <Matsumi Kaze> .....also aren't we like.....how powerful?
[21:05] *** Miara, you poked the Stranger...they are real
[21:05] <Miara> does that mean we get to fight after all? *looks QUITE happy about this*
[21:05] <Stranger> ♦ YOU ARE VE-
[21:05] <Stranger> ♦ oh
[21:05] <Miara> they're not a holo
[21:05] * Lyz cracks her knuckles with one of the biggest, most demonic grins on her face.
[21:05] <Stranger> ♦ .....oh
[21:06] <Lyz> SKIN HIM ALIVE!!
[21:06] * Matsumi Kaze 's eyes glow green
[21:06] * Pinako has transformed
[21:06] * David O`Cain GRINS
[21:06] * Matsumi Kaze GRINS..and ATTACKS
[21:06] * Sailor Pinako bares her Scary Youma face, and that Crescent Moon is there on her forehead!
[21:07] * David O`Cain lunges at the stranger!
[21:07] * Miara dives in, claws out
[21:07] * Sailor Pinako Unleashes her vines at the stranger!
[21:07] * Lyz forms two blades of pure mana! SLICEY SLICEY MOTHERF[BLEEP]KER!!!
[21:08] <Stranger> ♦ I need an ADDUUUUUUUUAAAAAAAAAHHHHH
[21:09] * Miara attempts to get a hold of the mask
[21:11] * Stranger is grabbed by the madk... which is actually it's face
[21:11] <Stranger> ♦ OWOWOWOW
[21:11] *** the stranger summons the helmeted figures
[21:12] <Matsumi Kaze> Oh look! FODDER
[21:12] <Miara> oh, it's your face. good~
[21:12] * Miara goes to punch them in the face
[21:13] * Sailor Pinako Wraps herself around in vines.... and all of them point towards the figures
[21:13] * Stranger is punched in the face and goes flying!
[21:14] <Sailor Pinako> MOON...
[21:14] <Sailor Pinako> VINE...
[21:14] <Sailor Pinako> LASER!
[21:14] * Sailor Pinako 's vines have crescent shaped laser beams shooting out of them.
[21:14] * Matsumi Kaze moves like a blur...tearing through the machines
[21:15] * Miara gets the f[BLEEP]k out of the way of the magical attacks and goes to beat on a guard
[21:15] *** Pinako's beam slices through the machines like butter
[21:15] * David O`Cain fires blast after blast from a hand at the machiens
[21:17] * Machines are being torn apart by David's fire
[21:18] * Lyz disperses her blades.... only to aim a Giga Wind at the bots! Shrapnel time!!
[21:20] * Machines Are being taken apart one by one
[21:22] * Stranger Tries to crawl away without being noticed.
[21:23] <Sailor Pinako> Hey!
[21:24] * Miara[fur] leaps over to land right in the stranger's path
[21:24] <Stranger> !!
[21:25] <Stranger> ♦ Please don't hurt me I'll send you all back!!!
[21:25] <Miara[fur]> you think you can cage me up for over a week and just crawl out of here?
[21:25] <Sailor Pinako> That goes for all of us!
[21:25] * Matsumi Kaze Tosses aside a severed Machine Head.
[21:25] <Matsumi Kaze> You bet...
[21:25] * Matsumi Kaze Heads towards him
[21:26] * David O`Cain kicks away a machine after running Snakebite through it, and then focuses his attention on the stranger
[21:27] * Lyz uses Giga Fire to finish melting some bots, and turns her attention towards this nutbar.
[21:27] * Miara[fur] slowly moves toward them, growling a bit
[21:29] <Stranger> ♦ Don't hurt me...please?
[21:29] <Miara[fur]> i want to kill things, and i sure don't want to use weapons
[21:31] <Lyz> You locked us up in cages for over a week, strapped shock collars to us, and just ranted to us about a bunch of self-imagined "crimes". Do you honestly think you're going to get out of this?
[21:32] <Stranger> ♦ .....yesss?
[21:32] * Miara[fur] looks to see if all the machines are dismantled
[21:33] <Miara[fur]> you clearly know about us, how did you think that?
[21:35] *** all the machines are destroyed
[21:37] <Miara[fur]> we could leave him in a cage
[21:37] <Matsumi Kaze> Should we?
[21:38] <David O`Cain> Leave him for the cops, too?
[21:38] <Sailor Pinako> for the crime of Bad reviews? :D
[21:39] <Lyz> Works for me. That said, how did he abduct us all?
[21:39] <Miara[fur]> but we have to get back, sooner rather than later
[21:39] * Miara[fur] is now known as Miara
[21:40] <Matsumi Kaze> Who wants to frisk him
[21:41] <Miara> isn't that part of your job, David?
[21:41] <Miara> if I do it I'll just hurt them
[21:41] <David O`Cain> I suppose so.
[21:42] * David O`Cain goes to knock out the stranger, and then search the body
[21:42] <Miara> ....he needs to be able to send us back!
[21:44] *** The stranger is knocked out and you find one control box.
[21:45] <David O`Cain> I think this is it.
[21:45] * Miara paces absently, trying to hold onto what little calmness that short fight provided
[21:48] <Matsumi Kaze> Ugh finally
[21:49] <Miara> is any of that labeled?
[21:51] * David O`Cain examines the control box
[21:55] *** the control has two buttons: CATCH and RETURN. there is also a switch on the side
[21:55] * David O`Cain looks at the side switch
[21:56] <Sailor Pinako> Catch and Return? :O
[21:56] <Miara> makes more sense than most tech
[21:57] *** side switch is labelled Organic and inorganic/organic. It's currently turned to organic
[21:57] <Lyz> Question here is how'd this goober get ahold of this?
[21:58] <David O`Cain> Huh. Seems this thing is a teleporter controller.
[21:58] <Matsumi Kaze> Can this get us back?
[21:59] <Sailor Pinako> can we take this guy with us to birng to the police?
[22:01] * Stranger is knocked out good
[22:01] <Miara> what police deal with our stuff? what are they going to do?
[22:02] <David O`Cain> It should, Matsumi. The controller is set for organics, like us.
[22:04] <Miara> then let's get the hell out of here
[22:06] * David O`Cain presses the Return button on the controller, "Fine by me."
[22:09] *** the teleport field grabs you all..and teleports you back to the Hotel!
[22:09] <Stranger> @_@
[19:45] * ~ The projector starts to power up!
[19:47] *** The scene starts up with the interior of the restaurant again. it looks like the fighting between Laffey and the other girls of Ironblood has concluded and everyone was separated.
[19:48] *** And apparently successfully distracted, because Prinz Eugen has walked up to the karaoke stage and taken the microphone!
[19:48] <Prinz Eugen> ACHTUNG!!! Now let's "kick things up a notch" as they say! ^___~
[19:55] * has been dressed up in a new outfit by Heinrich and Adalbert!!!
[19:55] <Chibi-Nat> ^
[19:56] <Chibi-Nat> >:f
[19:56] * Javelin and Ayanami see the new outfit Natalia is wearing and succumb to Cuteness Overload again!
[19:57] <Prinz Eugen> Und now...WE SING!!!
[20:00] * Prinz Eugen programs in the song to play as the rest of the party gets closer. Then the music plays LOUD as Eugen starts playing...oh come on, are you really THAT surprised?
[20:02] <Prinz Eugen> ♫ PRIDE OF A NATION, A BEAST MADE OF STEEL~!! ♫
[20:02] <Tirpitz> :D
[20:02] <Bismarck> ^____^
[20:06] * The Forest Kits creep in close to Bismarck, then suddenly STRIKE! And STEAL HER HAT!!
[20:06] <Bismarck> :O
[20:07] * Bismarck watches as he hat quickly becomes a den for a dozen small Kits, who all peer back at her with beady little eyes and mirthful expressions.
[20:10] * Chibi-Nat giggles at the sight of the Forest Kits messing with Bismarck. =^ ^=
[20:10] <Bismarck> ...
[20:10] * Bismarck sees her Littlest Sister being happy and endures the antics of the Forest Kits.
[20:14] * Prinz Eugen completes her song to everyone's approval! Next, it's Z-23's turn!
[20:14] <Z-23> :D
[20:15] * Z-23 takes the microphone and proceeds to begin rocking out as only the "German honor student" can do, bouncing around all over the place and singing her heart out!!
[20:16] <Z-23> ♫ They are the PANZER ELITE! BORN TO COMPETE!! NEVER RETREAT!!! ♫
[20:21] <Laffey> :O
[20:21] * Laffey claps along as she watches Nimi jumping around like she's actually a member of Sabaton!
[20:22] * U-47 comes out with yet MORE food for everyone! And something else!
[20:22] * U-47 has brought drinks! And not just any drinks either.
[20:22] *** BIER!! Authentic German BIER!!!!!!!
[20:23] *** In large, 2-pint steins!!
[20:26] <Solarchos> That's a lot of beer.
[20:26] * U-47 rushes over to serve Vater first!
[20:26] <U-47> ^___^
[20:27] <Solarchos> I try to avoid alcohol given my responsibilites.
[20:27] <Deutschland> Truly?!
[20:28] <Elbe> Vater is truly dedicated! He will never allow himself a moment's respite from his duties!!!
[20:28] <Solarchos> I wouldn't QUITE put it that way...
[20:30] <U-47> T__T
[20:30] <U-47> You inspire us, Vater! Not to worry, we will always endeavor to support and aid you!
[20:31] * Solarchos gets hugged by Bismarck!
[20:33] * U-47 quickly serves the Bier, then rushes back to the kitchen.
[20:35] * U-47 comes back with a portable burner and gets to work on mixing a special drink EXCLUSIVELY for Father!!
[20:35] <U-47> I make this especially for you, Vater, created in your presence with love and discipline!! ^__^
[20:37] * U-47 starts mixing ingredients into a small cauldron on the burner: 1.5 cups of red wine vinegar (brewed NOT distilled), 4 cups of water, and half a cup of honey.
[20:37] *** Meanwhile, someone ELSE has decided to sneak into the party!
[20:37] *** Atago has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:37] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Atago
[20:37] *** Takao has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:37] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Takao
[20:38] <Takao> ¬_¬
[20:38] <Atago> ^___^
[20:38] <Takao> Why did you drag me here?
[20:38] <Atago> Because I've heard word that little Natalia is here and being made to be super-adorable!
[20:38] <Atago> And the little fuzzies are here too!
[20:39] <Takao> "Little fuzzies"? What...?
[20:39] * Takao is cut off as she's suddenly SWARMED by a few dozen Forest Kits!
[20:40] <Takao> Ahhhhh! AAAAAAAAHHHH! They're climbing all over me!!! THEY'RE GOING FOR MY HEAD!!
[20:40] <Takao> I SAW STARSHIP FLOOFERS!!! I'VE SEEN WHAT THEY CAN DO WHEN THEY GET ON YOUR HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[20:40] <Atago> ^___^;
[20:41] * U-47 keeps working, setting the mixture to boil and adding a tablespoon of very finely powdered coriander to it all.
[20:46] <Forest Kits> Become fluffy!!!!
[20:46] * Forest Kits pull Takao down to the floor and proceed to start pouncing up and down all over her!
[20:49] * Scharnhorst and Gneisenau both get up on stage, and the images of the song THEY'RE singing features Moon-Rabbits in battle! Hey, that's REISEN starring in it!
[20:50] <Scharnhorst> ♫ Strike at Zero-hour! ♫
[20:51] <Gneisenau> ♫ With overwhelming firepower! ♫
[20:51] <Scharnhorst> ♫ They're fueled by the fear in their enemies' eyes! ♫
[20:51] <Gneisenau> ♫ It's a shock-troop infiltration! ♫
[20:52] <Scharnhorst> ♫ A fast and violent escalation! ♫
[20:53] <Both sisters> ♫ Out of the trenches the Storm-Rabbits rise!!! ♫
[20:53] *** Oh wow, the video IS starring Reisen! And it's got her kicking ass on the battlefield!!
[20:55] <Forest Kits> Reisen~!!!
[20:56] * U-47 finishes boiling the drink she's brewing and sets it aside to cool.
[20:57] <U-47> ^__^
[20:57] <U-47> This is Posca, an ancient drink that can energize and fortify your body. The soldiers of an ancient land called Rome made extensive use of it.
[21:00] * Scharnhorst and Gneisenau are taken by surprise as numerous Forest Kits start leaping onto the stage and start trying to join in the singing. They've never heard of the "Storm-Rabbits" before, but if Reisen is one of them they must be AWESOME!!
[21:04] * The Forest Kits within the restaurant REALLY start going crazy when a NEW song starts playing, and it seems like it was made just for them!
[21:05] <~> ♫ When the Rising Floof arrived!! ♫
[21:06] *** The video looks like a mashup AMV from Starship Floofers 1 and 2, with the T-Dolls and Moon-Rabbits as the enemies and the Xenofluffs portrayed as the heroes!
[21:09] <~> ♫ A cry for help in time of need, awaiting help our world besieged. Sixty days of war outnumbered and weak! ♫
[21:10] <~> ♫ Warning barks to the sky, so many fluffies hurting and died, will anyone hear the call or will our homeworld fall? ♫
[21:11] *** The background scene is of the Vulpesmunda Invasion from Starship Floofers 1, with the T-Dolls surging forward and blowing the crap out of everything in their path.
[21:12] <~> ♫ Dedication...dedication, we're outnumbered 50 to 1...the invasion's begun. ♫
[21:13] <~> ♫ THEN THE RISING FLOOF ARRIVED!! ♫
[21:14] <~> ♫ Coming down from orbit-high! Coming down they turned the tide! ♫
[21:15] *** Whoa, you've never seen Xenofluffs by the thousands swarming out of Space Marine drop-pods before! This whole video just SCREAMS Cheesykits.
[21:15] * Laffey is MESMERIZED!!! O____O
[21:16] * The other girls of Ironblood are laughing like crazy
[21:16] <Chibi-Nat> :D
[21:16] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Solarchos is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[21:16] <Solarchos> ^___^
[21:16] * Solarchos takes a sip of the Posca.
[21:16] <Solarchos> !!!
[21:17] <Solarchos> A little sour but oddly good.
[21:17] <Bismarck> :D
[21:17] <U-47> ^___^
[21:19] *** Time for me to get to bed. We will conclude on MONDAY evening. Thank you for joining in and take care until then
[21:51] <@spiritflame> Current Location is: Transporter Room of what appears to be an Olympic-Class Medical Ship
[21:52] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> huh
[21:52] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> swanky
[21:52] *** Kaelyn P. Peinforte has joined #suburbansenshi3
[21:52] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Kaelyn P. Peinforte
[21:52] *** Kaelyn rematerializes after an uncomfortable pause in the Transporter room!
[21:52] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> very fancy! I like it!
[21:53] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte steps down
[21:53] *** Uniformed people (some of whom have their faces hidden) beckon Kaelyn to go through a nearby "Whoosh" door. It's noteworthy that the interior of this ship is outrageously colorful, and the smell of things unknown upon Earth fill the hallways and corridors. There are even strange potted plants in the transporter room with yellow-orange fruit.
[21:54] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte follows, looking around
[21:54] *** A crew member speaks into the comms, "should be safe. Only one life-form. All safety features successful."
[21:55] *** The door opens with a Whoosh!
[21:55] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte walks through
[21:55] *** Nimble Sky-Dragoon has joined #suburbansenshi3
[21:55] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Nimble Sky-Dragoon
[21:55] * Nimble Sky-Dragoon hovers in the middle of a giant, dazzlingly-bright room. Everything is painfully bright.
[21:56] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte winces but smiles
[21:56] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> hey there!
[21:57] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> ^^;;
[21:57] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ As the Ambassador of Enclave, charged with fostering goodwill between this realm and Pandorica, I offer you sanctuary here, aboard this ship provided the the Time Lady Neminixblipsonara, known as The Intern.
[21:57] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> um..thank you
[21:58] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> look are you going to hover all this time or are you going to come down here...I don't want to keep arching my neck
[21:58] * Nimble Sky-Dragoon actually has a sword in his hand. The armor glows with magical sigils and runes inscribed years ago, specifically for him.
[21:58] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> Apologies, My Lady. I bear even graver responsibilities than normal. But if you are who you say, then yes, we can speak.
[21:58] * Nimble Sky-Dragoon descends.
[21:59] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> well yes i..am..who I am?
[21:59] * Nimble Sky-Dragoon 's cape touches the deck, and then his toes do, hovering less than an inch above it.
[21:59] * Nimble Sky-Dragoon bows. "My lady."
[21:59] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte walks over to the dragoon
[22:00] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte curties
[22:00] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ Even in dire times, propriety aids all things.
[22:00] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ Why did you wish to meet with me?
[22:00] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> yes..well I'm here to talk about your health
[22:01] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ Aboard this, a hospital ship? Provided by Neminixblipsonara The Intern, with life-saving methods totally unknown upon the world below?
[22:01] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> yes but that can only do so much
[22:01] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> i'm sure you've been under a great deal of stress as of late
[22:01] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ I am merely doing my duty.
[22:02] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> still..with eliza..and the dangers that are occuring...as you said...you don't feel comfortable going down there..that's a sign that you have alot on your mind
[22:02] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ Death is a peril that stalks all people. Though this latest death of a young woman dear to your friends is of unique import to those of Enclave, it must be borne like all others.
[22:03] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> i know..but even you need a moment
[22:03] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ I always have much to consider, for many rely upon me for guidance and help, as well as protection.
[22:03] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> I wanted to help you at least get a little stress free time for a single day?
[22:03] * Nimble Sky-Dragoon shakes his head.
[22:04] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ Accomplishing my duty upon this day is even more important than accomplishing it on others, considering all that is going on.
[22:06] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ Surely you understand this. With greater responsibilities, come a greater need that they be fittingly discharged.
[22:07] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> I assure you, dear sir knight, that even nobles must rest....there are many other soldiers who are protecting the grounds....they rely on your wisdom yes but they too I'm sure would not want the burden placed upon all of your shoulders
[22:09] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> the noble Matsumi and your lord Intern would agreej
[22:09] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ Our Lord tasked me with protecting his people. With ensuring their future. With giving them a prosperous and hopeful world. To prevent hostilities with your colleagues that would jeapordize that... to be a hero. To not shirk from what I thought was right. I took an oath to do just that, and I meant it. Swore that I would not fail him. I intend to follow it until the end.
[22:10] *** the fact that I must do so sooner than he expected is irrelevant. I WILL fulfill my duty.
[22:11] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ Those who forsake discipline and embrace chaos shall be doomed to look back and regret what they lost in their weakness. I do not intend to do this. As long as I am able, I shall be my people's shield. And yours as well.
[22:11] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte sighs a little, rubbing the back of her neck
[22:12] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte walks over to Sky dragoon, thinking
[22:13] * Nimble Sky-Dragoon ascends slightly, staying out of reach.
[22:14] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ Madame, I am relieved to know that you are not seemingly in danger. Perhaps you do not need my help after all?
[22:14] <spiritflame> Nimble Sky-Dragoon rolls 1d10 [ 2 ]
[22:14] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> look.
[22:14] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ ...
[22:15] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte mutters a spell under her breath and steps, creating small air steps up to Nimble
[22:15] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> noble Dragoon
[22:15] * Nimble Sky-Dragoon keeps going further back.
[22:16] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> I am claming the right of medicus iussis
[22:16] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ Perhaps, My Lady, I am unfit to speak to you of manners, but you seem awfully forward in this circumstance.
[22:17] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ I do what I do in order to protect others. If you wish to decree imperatives, or presume to order me as my Master once did, I would greatly expect you to demonstrate a level of knowledge and trustfulness I do not see at this time.
[22:18] * Nimble Sky-Dragoon BACKS WAY UP, and ascends 70 feet.
[22:18] <spiritflame> Nimble Sky-Dragoon rolls 1d10 [ 6 ]
[22:18] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte kicks her heels and does a boost..and gently but firmly takes Dragoon's wrist in her's
[22:19] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ GUARDS! GUARDS!
[22:19] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte reaches out and seals the door with a magic seal
[22:19] *** The security teams, armed with weapons consisting of phasers to arrows tipped with high explosive, kick the doors---there was always more than one, but difficult to see.
[22:20] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte 's seal is holding...just about holding
[22:20] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ I am the acting ruler of Enclave. This vessel is our sovereign territory. I am now ordering you to leave.
[22:21] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ Consider, for a moment at least, what treaties you have already broken on behalf of Pandorica. Consider for a moment, before I use force against you, why I was so reluctant to allow others onto this ship. Consider what The Intern will say to you even now.
[22:21] <spiritflame> Nimble Sky-Dragoon rolls 1d10 [ 1 ]
[22:23] <spiritflame> Kaelyn P. Peinforte rolls 3d6 [ 1, 1, 1 ]
[22:23] <spiritflame> Security Teams rolls 2d6 [ 4, 3 ]
[22:24] * Security Teams start setting explosives against the doors....
[22:24] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> alright, filbert
[22:24] <Security Teams> Let us in---stop what you are doing. We are coming, My Lord!
[22:25] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> well
[22:25] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> nevermind
[22:25] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> you take care, filbert
[22:25] <Kaelyn P. Peinforte> bye!
[22:26] * Kaelyn P. Peinforte vanishes
[22:26] *** Kaelyn P. Peinforte has left #suburbansenshi3
[22:31] * Nimble Sky-Dragoon is surrounded by his loyal soldiers.
[22:31] <Nimble Sky-Dragoon> ♦ Search the ship. Search everywhere. Us the transport to beam her out of here. I must check if... things are okay.
[22:55] *** The security teams continue to search the ship, while their leader enters even more strict seclusion.
[20:59] <@spiritflame> Current Location is: Distant, Wreckage-filled Star System
[21:00] *** This star system is obviously filled with the detritus of war. Smashed ships, long-dead personnel, and reflective pieces of ice and armor drift around on random orbits.
[21:02] <Planet> Mines and munitions float around and gravitationally accrete into lumps of wreckage. Huge destroyed star cruisers drift around like ghosts.
[21:03] *** Only one planet orbits here, around an ancient red-orange star, and it has it's own faux-rings made from smashed warships. The signal comes from that planet.
[21:07] * Planet is criss-crossed by starships torn to pieces, some of which are partially-functional. They collide, drift, and in very rare occasions, fire upon each other.
[21:45] *** The sight of the ancient stellar graveyard seems to have no other unusual phenomena except the dead and dying relics of warfare. Sight as sophisticated as Chateaux's can likely pick up mountains and craters on the planet, many caused by natural processes and impacts---and others most likely not.
[18:51] *** The Federation Viper-class fast courier dispatched by Alldrogis Valkyvida finally arrives.
[18:53] * ~ Barely a kilometer in length and massing less than five million tons, the Viper-class is a scout vessel that can easily accelerate to a sustained rate of 6 G's.
[18:55] * ~ Equipped with powerful sensors but only limited weaponry, Vipers aren't designed for combat like similarly-sized Exeter destroyers are. This Viper has been modified by the Federation for reduced crew requirements, better facilities, improved defensive systems, and a small hangar bay for shuttles and fighters.
[18:56] * ~ Total crew onboard: 5000 plus a few companies of Imperial Guard.
[19:52] * @ is now known as Intern 4
[19:52] * @Intern 4 is on this ship as her past self is busy babysitting.
[19:53] <@Intern 4> War zones. So sterotypical.
[19:54] <@Intern 4> Of course the signals would be coming from here.
[19:55] *** Assuming Intern is at the helm of the ship, she'd see that the sensors in the system can pick up occasional low-power weapons fire that flashes between hulks, like the random staggered bolts of an immense, but fading,storm.
[19:56] * @Intern 4 is content letting the autopilot serve its purpose and is monitoring all systems from a terminal she has been granted access to.
[19:57] * Planet is surrounded by numerous old hulks in decaying orbits. Lots more ions are detected than normal here than would be expected from the star's or backgound radiation. It's probably the weapons, or some sort of accident. Debris is everywhere.
[19:58] * @Intern 4 checks for the source of the signal
[20:00] *** A rare few of the floating debris clumps fire on the Viper Scout, but their weapons are impact at tiny fractions of their original power.
[20:00] * Planet has a tremendous crater on it with a central peak. The signal is coming from the top of that peak.
[20:01] * @Intern 4 has enhanced the shields on this vessel to make them 500% stronger
[20:01] <@Intern 4> Hm. Looks like the remnants of a ridiculously overpowered battle where one person is left standing.
[20:02] * @Intern 4 trains sensors and cameras on that section
[20:03] *** Intern notices the exact shape of Eliza's headphones that Chateaux gave her.... except these headphones are the size of a palace. They are easily surveyed from The Intern's vantage point in space. Surrounding the headphones are what appears to be a perimeter of broken machinery. Trackways criss-cross the surface of the forgotten planet.
[20:04] <spiritflame> Planet rolls 2d6 [ 2, 6 ]
[20:05] * @Intern 4 closes her eyes and shakes her head.
[20:05] <@Intern 4> There's a profound psychology paper waiting to be written here.
[20:05] * Planet is still emitting two signals. One amalgamation comes from the headphone edifice, and the other comes from a specific spot in the perimeter. Flashes of weapons fire are visible frequently from the pile of scrap surrounding the headphones. Indeed, movement can be seen there, and crashed ships litter the ground.
[20:06] * @Intern 4 checks into this weapons fire. Are people firing at the palace or from it defensively?
[20:07] * @Intern 4 also pulls up both signals for analysis and decryption, one DataPADD in rach hand
[20:08] *** The weapons fire seems to be aimed at a point in the debris pile. Careful observation reveals machines converging on that point. No weapons fire from the headphones, though they are sometimes hit, with no effect, by errant fire. The ship's Auspex scanners might not be able to recognize them, but Intern probably recognizes signatures of energy weapons once used to defend the HOTEL.
[20:09] * @Intern 4 carefully scans the point the fire is aimed at
[20:10] * Planet 's crater floor seems to be a recently-active war zone in this area, since there is wreckage in every crater now. There is a single machine, whirling inhuman-looking sharpened implements in movements reminescent of the Iron Soul style, and destroying other machines of several designs that are trying to approach the headphones.
[20:12] <@Intern 4> ...Iron soul style?
[20:12] <@Intern 4> Chateaux knows that style.
[20:12] * @Intern 4 lets out a long sigh
[20:12] <@Intern 4> What have you done, Eliza.
[20:13] * @Intern 4 scans the machine itself
[20:13] *** This lone machine does look heavily damaged, with holes or sparks spurting from it. Tread marks and tire tracks up to the battle, but it seems that there is only one set of what looks like human footprints discernable in the wreckage, and they stagger aimlessly around and end at the headphones.
[20:13] * @Intern 4 scans these attacking machines looking for clues as to who manufactured them
[20:14] * Lone combat machine looks vaguely humanoid, and The Intern can make out similarities in the signal it is sending with what Chateaux would use. The machines attacking it all show geometry or aesthetics similar to the wrecked ships that drift around the world, or protrude smashed from the ground.
[20:15] *** It's clear that the tread marks and tire tracks go back to those crashed ships. They are likely the source of the onslaught of opponents.
[20:15] <@Intern 4> I surmise that whatever war has been happening here, the Eliza of the area has gotten wrapped up in it.
[20:16] * @Intern 4 studies the headphone palace
[20:16] <@Intern 4> Well.
[20:16] <@Intern 4> This will be interesting.
[20:16] * @Intern 4 locks onto the signal from the palace and listens to it for a moment.
[20:20] *** The signal seems to be medical information that doesn't look very promising---it shows gas concentrations inside the structure (it appears to be airtight), but it also what appears to be gibberish, but 20% or so the Intern would recognize as old codewords she once considered to indicate the need for help. It says things like "immune support offline," "suit pressure loss, emergency subdual deployed," and "63% systems damaged."
[20:21] * The Imperial Guard are prooooobably asking The Intern if they should open fire.
[20:22] * @Intern 4 sigghs the long suffering sigh of dealing with militarists, tells them no, sets up a quarantine field in one of the cargo bays, scans for life-signs in the headphones and preps to Transmat up whoever is there in need of rescue.
[20:22] * The Imperial Guard commanders are also offering if they should deploy their soldiers to the planet to take part in the ongoing fighting.
[20:24] *** There is one life-sign in the big pair of headphones, but it also seems, based on the scans, that there are lots of supplies. Food and water, furniture, varied chambers, and closets, though---oddly, some of these are sized for a person, and some of them are various sizes smaller than that. From 99% the size all the way to infinetisimal compared to a normal habitat. The scan ALSO reveals that the headphones are slowly growing.
[20:25] <@Intern 4> My theory is the fighting will stop if we take away whoever they are attacking.
[20:25] <@Intern 4> (Of course they're growing. Just like her dependency)
[20:26] * @Intern 4 cross-checks to see if all the items can fit in the cargo hold containment area
[20:27] *** Do you give orders transport aboard the lone machine fighting all the others, too?
[20:27] *** It SHOULD be noted that it's really hard to determine who this is---the Biosigns don't come back conclusively as any match.
[20:28] * @Intern 4 does but has it set to be beamed up with any particle weapons deactivated and behind a protective forcefield.
[20:28] * @Intern 4 suspects she knows what it is
[20:29] * The Imperial Guard ask if she's SURE she wants to transport the machine that's destroying all the other ones aboard their ship.
[20:29] * @Intern 4 also
[20:29] <@Intern 4> Yes. It's probably her version of the soccer ball with the face named Tom Hanks.
[20:30] * The Imperial Guard ask her if she's REALLY sure she wants it aboard.
[20:30] <@Intern 4> If we leave it behind she'll just complain ceaselessly. I'm too old for it.
[20:30] <@Intern 4> Are you deaf.
[20:30] *** Commisar c[BLEEP]ks the safety on his bolt pistol, and no other questions are forthcoming.
[20:30] <@Intern 4> I dislike repeating myself. It's inefficient.
[20:31] <@Intern 4> Be sure to properly secure the area to prevent it doing dmage.
[20:31] <@Intern 4> That is, after all, your speciality.
[20:31] <@Intern 4> I look forward to seeing your skills on display.
[20:31] * The Imperial Guard apologize and rush to do as The Intern says. The individual and the machine defending the headphones are transported aboard the ship. A big squad of them, wincing, head for the cargo hold to secure the area.
[20:32] * @Intern 4 also makes sure to prepare some contingencies to protect the ship in case she surmised incorrectly.
[20:32] *** The fighting stops on the surface of the planet after the transmat occurs.
[20:33] <@Intern 4> Back the ship off to a safe distance. Out of range of any orbital weapons.
[20:34] * @Intern 4 sets up increased structural integrity and interior shielding.
[20:34] * The Imperial Guard retreat the ship above the orbital plane, where at least fewer debris and ships can impact the transport---the point-defense gunners are still somewhat busy, though.
[20:34] <@Intern 4> Now to deal with this situation. Again.
[20:34] * @Intern 4 heads to the cargo hold and pulls a hard light emitter out of her pocket
[20:34] *** @ [firstname.lastname@example.org] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:34] *** +luna_P sets mode +o @
[20:34] <@spiritflame> konbanwa @
[20:34] * @ is now known as Chateaux Concierge
[20:35] <@Chateaux Concierge> 'Lo
[20:35] <@Intern 4> Babysitting mode.
[20:35] <@Chateaux Concierge> ....
[20:35] <@Chateaux Concierge> Ok
[20:35] * @Chateaux Concierge stretches her arms
[20:36] *** Chateaux begins to realize that she can also sense the ship from the perspective of the cargo bay, and perceive the nervous faces of the Imperial Guard surrounding it/her at a distance they really hope is non-provocative and safe.
[20:37] <@Intern 4> Keep her calm. Prevent her from damaging the ship. I don't desire a long conversation with Solarchos' people.
[20:37] <@Intern 4> Be the 'goddess'
[20:37] <@Chateaux Concierge> I'm going to punch whoever invented that meme
[20:38] <@Chateaux Concierge> And yeah I'll handle it.
[20:38] * @Chateaux Concierge sees the scan report of the headphone palace
[20:38] *** This would PROBABLY alarm a human, but she likely balances innumerable perception points all the time. Chateaux ALSO, however, is made aware of a lot of injuries. Blown out eardrums, presure loss, impalement injuries. Somebody needs IMMEDIATE medical attention.
[20:39] <@Chateaux Concierge> I like, am flattered and terrified here. And... oh man this person is f[BLEEP]ked up
[20:39] <@Intern 4> Do you have what you need to help?
[20:39] *** Chateaux also realizes that the suit is trying to halt bloodloss, and that instantly removing it is a really bad idea.
[20:39] <@Chateaux Concierge> Yes. EMH functions are in my wheelhouse
[20:40] * @Chateaux Concierge transfers over to the ship's holoemitter system and into the secure containment area
[20:40] *** The suit broadcasts to Chateaux that the inhabitant is unconscious, and also "Time awake: 00:00---0 Incidents."
[20:40] * @Chateaux Concierge instantly intuits what that probably entails
[20:40] * @Chateaux Concierge gets to work stabilizing the suit first
[20:41] <@Chateaux Concierge> Intern help me will you
[20:41] * @Intern 4 inserts a hard-light holographic version of herself in the area as well
[20:42] *** Chteaux appears in the Bay, and the suit is in terrible shape. The visor is cracked. Blood covers the visor. There are actually gaps where the suit goes into holes going through the body of whoever is in the suit, including a concave shape of missing space in the thigh of a human hand with extended fingers.
[20:42] * @Intern 4 works on securing the suit while Chat does what field medicine she can do safely
[20:43] <@Chateaux Concierge> Ugh I think I need to remove shrapnel and other things
[20:43] *** The suit hisses as gases leak from it. It's covered with... point defense weaponry? There are contragravity pads on it, large gas cylinders, a socket in the helmet the precise shape of the headphones Chateaux gave Eliza, and numerous other items that were either broken or shot off.
[20:44] * The Imperial Guard do not wait for orders and start yelling for the best medics to come by in case their guests need help.
[20:44] * @Chateaux Concierge uses the replicator system to replicate replicators that can replicate medical grade transporters so she can use force fields to hold arteries and veins integral while she works
[20:44] <@Chateaux Concierge> I got this boys
[20:44] <@Chateaux Concierge> Can't afford to spook her
[20:44] *** This person doesn't have the biosigns of Eliza.
[20:45] * @Chateaux Concierge files that away but treats things the exact same way
[20:45] * Red hairs gently blow through the cracks in the suit as it leaks gases.
[20:45] * @Chateaux Concierge is all too aware there are variants of Eliza
[20:45] * @Chateaux Concierge ...and other things
[20:46] * @Chateaux Concierge focuses on getting this being healed without prying
[20:46] <@Intern 4> (Oh by Rassilon it's one of them isn't it)
[20:47] *** The person in the side of the suit has ruptured eardrums and eyes swollen shut, there may have been an internal explosion in the suit. She detects a 9 broken bones (mostly in the hand) that have started healing wrong--this person was probably hurt for days. There is a gap in the occupant's thigh in the precise shape of the woman's own hand.
[20:47] <@Intern 4> Chat. Firewall your systems and only allow black-box segregated scanning in the containment field. I don't want to rick contaimination of the ship's computers or systems.
[20:47] <@Intern 4> ^risk
[20:47] <@Intern 4> Consider her a live computer virus.
[20:48] <@Intern 4> Do not scan any data or biodata. Just heal her wounds.
[20:48] <@Chateaux Concierge> Roger.
[20:48] *** Chateaux suddenly sense a warning---there is a Tattoo---more than one Tattoo, on the body inside this suit, and they are covered in warnings in her own phrasing.
[20:48] * @Chateaux Concierge reads these tattoos
[20:48] * @Chateaux Concierge uses protected memory to do so
[20:49] * Red-Headed Woman is now known as AU Eliza
[20:50] <@Chateaux Concierge> Intern. I'm set to auto delete my instance if I get corrupted. If so just load a fresh instance from backup.
[20:50] <@Intern 4> Understood.
[20:50] * Chateaux Concierge looks at AU Eliza.
[20:50] *** AU Eliza is your average everyday AU Eliza
[20:50] * AU Eliza is now known as Liza Sunrise-Suminaka
[20:51] * Chateaux Concierge looks at Liza Sunrise-Suminaka.
[20:51] *** Liza Sunrise-Suminaka is red-haired woman with inquisitive eyes that often dart around, but this is all you can see through the visor of her terrifyingly formidable hostile environment armorsuit complete with gas cylinders and decals with castle motifs that say "The Think Tank."
Her image Song is: "Born Under a Bad Sign" by Albert King.
She is Level 1.
[20:51] <@Chateaux Concierge> (That's a hilariously horrible family lineage)
[20:51] *** Tattoos warn of a curse, and that this person is a threat to all around them when conscious. Logs of terrifying injuries and incidents play holographically. Day after day, hour after hour--but never at night. Chateaux also realizes that there's a precisely hidden secret compartment on this suit that she could probably command to open.
[20:52] <@Chateaux Concierge> Intern. It's bad luck woman. Hence the countdowns. She's a Suminaka.
[20:52] <@Intern 4> Oh.
[20:52] <@Intern 4> - Oh. -
[20:52] * @Intern 4 sighs
[20:52] <@Intern 4> It's a good thing i'm here then.
[20:53] * @Intern 4 pulls out a device that looks like a bigass Gold D20 die
[20:53] * @Intern 4 slaps the "20" on it
[20:53] * @Intern 4 sets the Probability Manipulator to maximum to counter the anti-luck factor
[20:54] <@Intern 4> Her very genes skew probabilities into the unfortunate.
[20:54] *** informs Chateaux that the medical nanites in the food and drink have not run their course in days, and the odds of a deleterious mutation is now unacceptably high.
[20:54] <@Intern 4> Like Longshot but in the opposite direction.
[20:54] <@Chateaux Concierge> Yeah I know.
[20:54] * @Chateaux Concierge opens the secret area
[20:55] * @Chateaux Concierge gets her set up with proper nutrition
[20:55] * Uplink also shows that the anesthetic gas is working, and that the situation status of the occupant is "100% Safe, No Deviation"
[20:56] <@Chateaux Concierge> So it looks like if things go badly she can mutate into something.
[20:56] * Uplink shows that proper nutrition is not sufficient, and uploads instances of spontaneous mutations which would lead to terminal illness popping up with a frequency of about 1/week without artificial antibody nano.
[20:56] <@Intern 4> Yes it's clear now why she was under attack.
[20:56] <@Chateaux Concierge> Intern we need a better class of nanotech
[20:57] * @Chateaux Concierge shows her the readings
[20:57] *** The secret area opens up, and there's actually a remote control charging deck inside it. One remote remains, and there are 4 empty slots.
[20:57] <@Intern 4> Her own luck factor will damage the nanites. We need ones that can insist upon positive probability outcomes
[20:58] * @Chateaux Concierge checks this remote out. Is it a remote for the music
[20:58] <@Chateaux Concierge> Yeah that's standard Time War kit yeah? The nanites?
[20:58] <@Intern 4> Yes.
[20:58] <@Intern 4> Usually used to skew the probability of a hack into the high 99% range
[20:59] <@Intern 4> but adapatable.
[20:59] *** Remote has the following buttons: "Report Phobia Symptoms," "Set Schedule," "Imminent Violence," a tiny green one that says "Report GOOD Luck," and a big red one that says "Emergency Subdue." There's also a little camera aperture on the remote.
[20:59] <@Intern 4> I can rengineer for fault tolerance and mutational prevention efficacy.
[21:00] * @Intern 4 sets about constructing better ones using the medical equipment in the bay and then Injects the Suminaka with them
[21:00] <@Intern 4> Now it's clear why she was under attack.
[21:01] *** After the suit comes above 80% power again, it sends a signal that Chateaux perceives as a command prompt on whether to activate the "recall and reconfigure" function of the Headphones.
[21:01] <@Intern 4> What would normally be the basis for a fun comedy gag has been twisted into a walking natural disaster.
[21:01] <@Chateaux Concierge> Isn't that always the way
[21:02] * @Chateaux Concierge checks what the current status of the headphones is first
[21:03] * is slowly patched up by Chateaux, who presumably repairs her ruptured eardrums and damaged eyes, seeds new tissure into her cavities caused by impalement, but a lot of the bones have mended incorrectly to fix without re-breaking them. Fortunately, her patient is profoundly unconscious. There's a steady feed of sedative and soporific gas already synthesized, and one of the replicators aboard the suit is hard-wired to top off the supplies of anesthetic for some reason.
[21:05] * Liza Sunrise-Suminaka 's headphones respond that they are working at 100% efficiency to provide emergency shelter, but 0% of the consumables have been accessed, and emergency subdual mode was deployed along with positive after pressure loss to stop the MUCH MUCH WORSE things it records happening a day or so ago, which they have missed.
[21:07] * Liza Sunrise-Suminaka 's headphones beam an image of a bloodly spot on the floor just inside, and show that there are still adequate levels of anesthetic airborne within. It also shows her the successful enlargement and deployment, and the Headphones report that continued enlargement to provide continued subsistence until rescue was predicted to work just fine. No damage sustained.
[21:09] * @Chateaux Concierge gets to work on the nasty business of resetting the bones but using bone regenerator tech to speed up the healing process.
[21:09] * @Chateaux Concierge triages the other issues and works to get her back to health
[21:10] * Liza Sunrise-Suminaka reflexively moves a little bit as the bones are re-broken, in spite of the muscle relaxants. The biosigns read that she's totally out.
[21:11] *** Judging by all the telemetry coming in to Chateaux now, she can see that the planet had numerous caves and alcoves for shelter, but it's clear that the debris is strewn around an open, obvious, barren mountaintop in the middle of the crater, which is literally the worst place to have landed and be stuck.
[21:12] <@Chateaux Concierge> Intern can you check where this ship came from? We should probably get her back there
[21:13] <@Intern 4> ...You realize that they may have tried to get rid of her yes
[21:13] * Liza Sunrise-Suminaka is in stable condition now, but is still unconscious. Chateaux notices that as long as she's in the suit, it's like having two heads---the suit dispenses medicine, staunches bleeding, and autonomously applies pressure as Chateaux does surgery.
[21:14] * Liza Sunrise-Suminaka also, based on the readings Chateaux can take now, is LOADED UP with scar tissue and new bone growth. Chateaux has to start over twice in estimating how many times this person has been operated on.
[21:15] *** There is no trace of any unique ship in this solar system. This person must have gotten here some other way.
[21:17] *** Chateaux finds, as she makes patchwork repairs to the suit in order to make the surgery easier, that there are numerous missing modules, and she can interface with it if she wants, but it may take enough effort that she cannot do it in "safe mode," and will have to "crawl through into the dark hole to look around."
[21:17] * @Intern 4 smirks
[21:18] <@Intern 4> Chateaux. The Jutsu
[21:19] <@Chateaux Concierge> _Kage Bunshin no Jutsu_
[21:19] * @Chateaux Concierge clones herself
[21:19] * @Chateaux Concierge has the second one do the deep digging set to destruct if it gets infected
[21:21] <Liza Sunrise-Suminaka> Chateaux Interfaces with the suit!
[21:21] *** ^
[21:21] * Castle Mk 56 runs through its diagnostics....
[21:22] * Castle Mk 56 's headphone slot is undamaged and is capable of recall/reconfigure.
[21:22] * Castle Mk 56 's Internal visual control system is ready and in standby mode.
[21:23] * Castle Mk 56 's contragravity pads are in standby and 80% undamaged.
[21:24] * Castle Mk 56 's food synthesizer and water synthesizer is 62% undamaged, but the nanite additive to the food to patrol the bloodstream is working at only 08%
[21:24] * @Chateaux Concierge 2 decides to have the headphones recall / configure
[21:25] *** The headphones disappear completely from the surface of the planet, and appear, in human size, in the slots on either side of the suit's helmet. All that is left on the planet is a pattern in the regolith suggesting they were there.
[21:25] <@Chateaux Concierge> ...whoa
[21:25] <@Intern 4> All right. Impressed.
[21:27] *** The headphones uplink to Chateaux that all provisions have been microscopically reminiaturized down into micro-and subatomic levels, safely packed inside the electron shells of some of the headphones atoms (in the simple cases, of course) and the headphones are ready to detach and expand again to provide emergency shelter again.
[21:28] * Castle Mk 56 's headphones run through another simulated expansion with possible emergency sedation, in order to keep a group safe, and predicat 100% success in sending a subspace distress signal.
[21:29] * Castle Mk 56 's waste collection and extraction system is working properly, and disposal of the antibody nanites excreted from the occupant's body pulling out the oncogens is functioning again.
[21:29] * Castle Mk 56 's singularity power generator is back to full capacity and undamaged.
[21:30] * @Intern 4 uses quantum scanning to try and determine the suit's universe of origin
[21:30] <Castle Mk 56> / me's large tanks are now 80 to 90% full, and topping off the supply of dispensable aerosol drugs. Chateaux can fully control the administration rate already.
[21:31] * Castle Mk 56 's Base Linkup shows Heavy Damage.
[21:32] * Castle Mk 56 's Hard Drive shows Catastrophic Damage---no electronic records are available, and Chateaux cannot use it to fully recall the recordings of what happened to the suit and its wearer.
[21:32] * Castle Mk 56 's point defense systems to shoot down incoming projectiles that would strike the wearer are back at 66% and climbing.
[21:33] <@Intern 4> I feel sorry for her.
[21:34] * Castle Mk 56 's Combat Autonmodrone shows 89% structural integrity levels, but is 80% likely to be able to respond to the recall/reconfigure command.
[21:34] <@Intern 4> Just by sheer misfortune of birth she's forced to live in a can.
[21:35] * @Chateaux Concierge will leave those off for now.
[21:35] * Castle Mk 56 's Teleportation Defense System is flashing like a christmas tree with alerts: **WARNING, CRITICAL ERROR---CRITICAL OVERFLOW ERROR, CRITICAL NAVIGATIONAL ERROR."
[21:35] <@Intern 4> The sheer level of defensive machinery tells me she's been a target her whole life.
[21:35] * @Chateaux Concierge shuts that down for now too.
[21:37] *** The biosign feed updates in Chateaux's clone's consciousness, and updates: "Pain Threhold 1% Consciousness Levels 0% Situation: 100% Safe, 0% Deviation"
[21:38] * Castle Mk 56 is operational. It moves in response to Chateaux's will, as well as dispenses medicines at her desire. The ultra-tech armor, covered in decals, reflect light unevenly in the cargo bay.
[21:39] * @Chateaux Concierge looks over these decals
[21:41] * Liza Sunrise-Suminaka is covered in decals that say "The Think Tank," (especially on the gas cylinders), errant QR codes, and imagery of castles--particulary French in origin. She recognizes more than one of the castles as over 85% similarity to French Chateauxs in 1337.
[21:42] * @Chateaux Concierge makes a face that is indescribable
[21:42] * Liza Sunrise-Suminaka 's suit obviously fits and can be interfaced with by Chateaux, but it's not made for her specifically, it seems; there's a bit of awkwardness and restriction, much like wearing clothes that don't quite fit you.
[21:43] <@Chateaux Concierge> Intern can you check the Matrix for any references to "The Think Tank" in the context of this suit
[21:43] *** Chateaux realizes that she also can perceive a video feed of The Intern's face from below. She is seeing through the remote's camera.
[21:43] * @Intern 4 checks and checks the multiversal appendices to see if she can find something that was likely to have produced something like this
[21:44] <@Chateaux Concierge> This suit might have been a hand-me-down?
[21:45] *** The Intern's search shows nothing in this timeline, or even near-match timelines visited by her kindred, that have encountered this suit and reported back.
[21:46] <@Intern 4> Nothing. And what do you mean 'hand me down'?
[21:46] *** It seems that the suit is molecularly tailored for it's current wearer, so it's probably no a hand-me-down. As soon a Chateaux finds herself wondering about the suit's wearer, she suddenly realizes she's looking through an internal camera at a tattoo on the wearer where they cannot see it.
[21:47] <@Chateaux Concierge> It feels like a co-dependency suit I'd make for Eliza to force her to actually get the f[BLEEP]k outside modified to handle someone with a s[BLEEP]t luck factor?
[21:47] <@Chateaux Concierge> Oh wait
[21:47] * @Chateaux Concierge reads this Tattoo
[21:47] <@Intern 4> Co-dependency suit
[21:48] <@Chateaux Concierge> Look I'm literally named after the word HOTEL okay my nomenclature skills suck
[21:48] <@Chateaux Concierge> like my name literally means "HOTEL HELPER"
[21:48] <@Intern 4> That sounds more like a cheap food item.
[21:48] * @Intern 4 chews on a croissant
[21:49] * Liza Sunrise-Suminaka has a tattoo on her back invisible in normal light, which gives dire warnings. When the data is accessed, it shows a clear correlation between "length of consciousness, " and "deviation percentage," with a chart.
[21:49] <@Chateaux Concierge> So...
[21:49] <@Chateaux Concierge> I might be reading this wrong but it looks like the longer she's awake the more chances for something to go wrong
[21:50] *** The Chart shows levels of danger marked "Serious, Profound, Extreme, Catastrophic," and many other verbs, with control data showing no incidents while the wearer is unconscious.
[21:50] <@Intern 4> So basically this thing is designed to keep her catatonic.
[21:50] <@Intern 4> What a "life".
[21:50] *** There are also many many terrabytes of files that, to a hyper-advanced AI, could be perused much like a series-long compilation of America's Funniest Home Videos, which shows people getting hurt in unexpected and bizarre ways.
[21:51] <@Chateaux Concierge> Well I'm sure there are systems to keep her engaged.
[21:51] <@Chateaux Concierge> Like that time I made a coffin to lock Eliza in and just pumped her full of dreams
[21:51] *** Charts do show that there are levels or risk deemed acceptable for short-length periods of wakefulness.
[21:52] <@Intern 4> It's like the movie "The Matrix"
[21:53] <@Chateaux Concierge> Well I mean we could try waking her up for a little while. It's the only way we can find out more and get her home.
[21:53] *** Chateaux does get the indication as she scans this, that, just like a human athlete will become stronger and stronger through repeated exertion, the safety systems in this suit are FAR BEYOND the levels of redundancy that even she would consider more than adequate.
[21:53] <@Chateaux Concierge> Someone must care about her
[21:53] <@Chateaux Concierge> Because they built all this.
[21:53] <@Chateaux Concierge> If they didn't they'd have just murdered her.
[21:54] <@Intern 4> What if it was you
[21:54] <@Intern 4> And this is an AU version of the Coffin.
[21:54] *** It seems to the technically-minded like whoever designed this suit had experiences with a LOT of failures that needed to be overcome and avoided. Even more contingencies than Chateaux/Intern herself typically sets to feel comfortable.
[21:54] * @Chateaux Concierge scans the suit carefully for any signs that would betray her hand in the construction
[21:55] * @Chateaux Concierge doesn't find the overengineering surprising given it's meant to compensate for Suminaka's bad luck factor.
[21:55] *** The suit is, in way after way, what Chateaux feels she'd do in such a case, at least at first. The systems do feel familiar to her, the headphones are outwardly identical, and the drugs are the same, but these safety systems must have been improved and overhauled dozens of times. This case kept the builder very sharp.
[21:56] * @Chateaux Concierge feels for other her
[21:56] <@Chateaux Concierge> God what a pain in the ass this project has had to have been for me
[21:57] <@Intern 4> Well. You know.
[21:57] <@Intern 4> If we can't get her home...
[21:57] <@Intern 4> it will be a project for you.
[21:57] <@Chateaux Concierge> You really know how to motivate a person don't ya
[21:57] * Liza Sunrise-Suminaka has NO INDICATION available of where her home might be!
[21:57] <@Intern 4> It's a gift.
[21:58] <@Chateaux Concierge> So.
[21:58] <@Chateaux Concierge> On earth right now the Senshi are being gifted with little "bundles of joy"
[21:58] <@Chateaux Concierge> Am I too being "gifted."
[21:58] <@Intern 4> Focus.
[21:58] <@Chateaux Concierge> I ALREADY DID MY TIME
[21:59] *** There is nothing inside the suit for clues accessible right now except some recorded audio and brainwave scans. The good news is, that these brainwaves are far above human norms.
[21:59] <@Intern 4> _Focus._
[21:59] * @Chateaux Concierge settles
[22:00] * @Chateaux Concierge checks the recorded audio
[22:01] *** @Chateaux Concierge has turned their sound on
[22:03] * Liza Sunrise-Suminaka 's voice is broadcast, and was being recorded making very good points, and familiar voices can be heard in the background. It seems like they are consulting this woman to solve their problems. This person is very very smart, and those familiar voices REALLY seem to value her advice. She shows knowledge of topics far beyong a typical human mind. The conversation ends with "Of course I'm good at solving problems---you consulted the Think Tank."
[22:04] * @Chateaux Concierge tries to voice match the familiar voices
[22:05] * Liza Sunrise-Suminaka 's voice DOES NOT sound much like Eliza's voice. It sounds much older. By checking the biorhythms, Chateaux can see that this person is a fully grown adult, and could predict with over 80% accuracy that she is in her 3rd decade of life.
[22:06] *** Chateaux 's first attempt sounds like Sakura Xadium Aino. The second voice is unrecognizable. The third voice sounds like Saki Suminaka. The fourth voice sounds like Meiji Doyle. These names in the audio logs read "Sakura, Harumi, Saki, Meiji," with three of the names flagged with additional information.
[22:07] * @Chateaux Concierge reads the additional info
[22:08] *** Info leads her to a database labelled "Remote Interface Registration Status"
[22:08] *** The first entry in the database says "Registered to: Sakura, distance unknown, Tracking Mode Active"
[22:09] *** The second entry in the database says "Reistered to Harumi, distance unknown, explosion detected"
[22:09] *** The third entry says "Registered to Meiji, distance unknown, condition nominal"
[22:10] *** The fourth entry says "UNKNOWN HOLDER, Distance 3.08 Meters. Camera Feed Active." The live feed of The Intern's face, standing nearby, can be seen along with this entry.
[22:11] <@Intern 4> Ah so that tracks the state of the suit remotes.
[22:11] <@Intern 4> And past-AU me was one of the holders.
[22:12] *** An audio file begins to be compiled as soon as Intern 4 says the word "Remote." It also starts slowly gathering biosignature readings and feeding them to Chateaux.
[22:13] * @Chateaux Concierge looks to see what data it's collecting
[22:13] *** after the statuses (there seem to be more than 4 remotes), there is also a FORBIDDEN ACCESS LIST as well, with names that are not surprising. Jedite, Saki, Tomoe, Chibiusa, Haruka---there are more.
[22:14] * @Chateaux Concierge snorts
[22:14] <@Chateaux Concierge> Yeah she was babby over there
[22:15] *** The remote seems to be collecting data about Intern's speech patterns to detect dishonesty and emotional attachment. It is also subtly recording her fingerprints and storing them in a batch labeled "Abuse/Misuse trackdown.rec" The remote indicates rudimentary positive outlooks for The Intern's chances of empathy and sincerity, based on the readings.
[22:17] *** It should be noted that the name "SAKI" does appear more than once in the forbidden list, one has Sakura April's file and one has Saki Suminaka's file. Both seem to have similar hazard ratings, though it seems that much more information is being logged on Saki for datamining, though it warns that there's a .001% chance that file is corrupted.
[22:19] <@Intern 4> Or we helped build a containment system to protect a friend.
[22:19] <@Intern 4> Speaking of which... what's going on with her babysitter?
[22:20] * @Intern 4 checks on the other thing they beamed up
[22:21] *** The component that was fighting hasn't moved since Chateaux came into the room. It appears to The Intern, (and is instinctively obvious to Chateaux) that the suit is undergoing limited self-repair, but is severely damaged and almost totally depleted.
[22:22] *** Vulnerable points on The Intern's Body are highlighted in Chateaux's consciousness as Intern approaches the suit. Eyes, two hearts, jugular vein.
[22:23] <@Chateaux Concierge> Careful with that thing, it's sizing you up
[22:23] <@Intern 4> I can imagine.
[22:24] *** Intern realizes that whatever the fighitng component of the suit was, it is incredibly flexible, and created with at least some materials that required significant development and are unfamiliar even to her. It's covered in battle scars, but moves no more than Chateaux wills it to.
[22:24] * @Chateaux Concierge has it designate Intern and everyone on the ship as "friend"
[22:26] *** It stops targeting The Intern. It adds the Friend label and it's "do not harm" list goes from 1 to over 5000. It currently looks like a cross between an unwrapped mummy with bladed and flail bandages, and a spider, made of exotic metal filigree. The tips of its blades are covered in layers of dust, coolant, and notched with metals it has ripped away from its victims.
[22:27] * Liza Sunrise-Suminaka 's suit was comparatively unharmed compared to this thing---it took severe punishment almost everywhere.
[22:27] * @Intern 4 scans the metals in the notches to try and identify any that might give clues as to where this thing's been
[22:29] *** The metals (at least 90% of them) correspond to the type of junk floating around here. But the deepest bits of damage do not--those look like its limbs hit something just as hard as themselves. There are also a few places in the structure that are wide open gaps perfectly in the shape of human body parts which would now fit through them.
[22:30] *** An example of the latter would be four holes in one of the metal tentacles that are the same spacing apart as the extended fingers on a woman's hand.
[22:31] * @Intern 4 cross checks those gaps and the metallurgy of any trace materials left in the notches with the Suminaka Suit
[22:32] * One of the space hulks drifts toward one of its ancient enemies after being displaced by the Viper Scout Ship's approach, and weapons fire erupts between them.
[22:33] * @Intern 4 has the ship move farther out to a relatively empty part of space
[22:34] *** The Imperial Guard are incredibly grateful, having been on edge for boarders, but they don't interrupt the Intern again.
[22:35] * Liza Sunrise-Suminaka` 's armorsuit does not show signs of being damaged by the fighting unit, and share no material cross reference, but a lot of the places that Liza was impaled and the suit went concave into her body relate to corresponding openings on the combat unit.
[22:36] * Liza Sunrise-Suminaka 's suit relates to Chateaux's monitors that her vital signs are improving and stabilizing.
[22:37] * Liza Sunrise-Suminaka voids into the suit's collection apparatus, showing that her kidneys are functioning. Low levels of hydration are detected, and the suit makes ready to start an IV.
[22:39] <@Intern 4> Chat. What do we do with her?
[22:39] <@Chateaux Concierge> Don't ask me, you're the boss lady.
[22:40] <@Intern 4> You're the goddess-mother
[22:40] <@Chateaux Concierge> f[BLEEP]k you lol
[22:40] <@Intern 4> heh
[22:40] <@Intern 4> I say wake her once she's back to nominal health.
[22:40] <@Intern 4> Best way to get proper information.
[22:41] <@Chateaux Concierge> Check
[22:43] *** Does The Intern 4 keep the remote?
[22:44] * @Intern 4 does, yes
[22:44] *** Intern 4 is carrying:
1. Sonic Klein Jar
2. Jelly Babies
3. Ridiculously over-engineered hacked iPad
4. Brain-wave re-wiring device
5. A metric s[BLEEP]tton of Hi-Chews
Assets: G¥0 .
[22:44] *** Intern 4 has placed Suminaka Remote in Inventory Slot: 6
[22:46] *** Chateaux has a new feed of The Intern's location now.
[22:49] * Liza Sunrise-Suminaka continues to breath in and breath out, her diaphram very largely unassisted by the armorsuit which does as Chateaux's presence wills. The EEG monitoring her brainwaves shows that she is unconscious, and Chateaux can confirm that no new memory formations have occurred; Liza is totally oblivious to what has happened, or to her saviors.
[22:50] * @Intern 4 looks at the remote to see how to wake her
[22:51] <@Intern 4> Set course for home for now
[22:51] <@Intern 4> I think it's safe to bring her back to the HOTEL
[22:51] <@Intern 4> Past me will enjoy this.
[22:52] <@Chateaux Concierge> You're a little sadistic you know that right
[22:52] * @Intern 4 shrugs
[22:52] <@Intern 4> Report to her in 48 hours
[22:52] <@Chateaux Concierge> Roger Roger
[22:53] * @Intern 4 is away: delegating the report for this to someone
[22:53] * @Chateaux Concierge is away: I'm not doing the mommy thing again
[23:20] *** @Chateaux Concierge [email@example.com] has left #suburbansenshi3 (I'd rather be... a good pal)
[20:34] <@spiritflame> Current Location is: Gensokyo
[20:38] * Eliza McIntash looks around at the Gensokyo surroundings, and is unmoved. She sits, thinkinig.
[20:55] * Eliza McIntash sighs.
[20:55] <Eliza McIntash> ....
[20:57] <Eliza McIntash> I don't even care.
[20:58] * Eliza McIntash lies back and puts on her headphones. She doesn't move again for the rest of the night.
[13:55] * Risa Hino sits in the room, cross legged....an agent in front of her...
[13:56] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Agent is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[13:56] <Agent 1> you know it would mean a great deal to him to see you again....he is anxious
[13:57] <Risa Hino> yes we were in love once...but my death invaldated that marriage......
[13:57] <Risa Hino> I have more pressing things now a days
[13:58] <Agent 1> that you are alive is remarkable..and in...
[13:58] * Agent 1 looks over Risa
[13:58] <Agent 1> such youthful state
[13:58] <Risa Hino> you know your mind is like a book
[13:58] <Risa Hino> I am aware of what he wishes
[13:58] <Risa Hino> I am not a political puppet..nor a scientific curiosity to be prodded at
[14:00] <Agent 1> I am sure if it is discussed with your daughter....after all....it would be a shame if the newborn did not know her grandfather
[14:01] <Risa Hino> - keep away from them -
[14:01] * Risa Hino 's normally placid apperence flares with anger
[14:03] * Agents reach for their weapons..but the main agent signals them to put them down
[14:04] <Agent 1> ..be resonable, Mrs Hino.....wouldn't it be better not to cause a famial issue?
[14:04] <Risa Hino> ..it's miss
[14:05] * Agent 1 sighs and nods to the other agents..who walk and grab Risa's arms, pinning her to the chair
[14:05] <Risa Hino> !
[14:05] * Agent 1 carefully takes out a hypo from a containor and fills it with a liquid
[14:05] <Agent 1> ..don't worry..it's just a mild seditive
[14:06] <Agent 1> ..once we get you to him, it will all be better
[14:06] * Agent 1 goes to approuch Risa..............
[14:07] * Cure Monarch KICKS the Agent!!!!!
[14:07] * Agent 1 goes flying..for several miles...
[14:07] <Risa Hino> ......
[14:07] <Cure Monarch> ...oops
[14:08] * Agents pull out guns, only for Cure Dragon to disarm them easily...and Cure Lady picking up one of the agents over her head and throwing him up and down!
[14:08] <Cure Lady> upsey daisy! upsey daisy!
[14:10] * Cure Lunar helps Risa up "are you alright?"
[14:10] <Risa Hino> yes..how did you find me?
[14:11] <Cure Dragon> credit Monarch....she managed to track you down with the help of Lepi
[14:11] * Cure Monarch runs out of the way while being shot at!!!
[14:13] <Cure Dragon> may i ask just who this bunch are!?
[14:13] <Risa Hino> they work for my ex-husband
[14:14] <Cure Lady> oh! he sounds mean!
[14:14] * Risa Hino tries to get out of the way of the shooting
[14:14] <Risa Hino> ..he is......ambitious
[14:16] * Cure Monarch keeps fighting, with Cure Lunar joining in to help..the fight is starting to damage the surrounding building
[14:17] * Risa Hino steps aside from falling masonary.....
[14:17] <Risa Hino> .....
[14:17] * Risa Hino closes her eyes
[14:21] <Risa Hino> ♦ SLEEP
[14:21] * The agents suddenly collapse....
[14:21] <Cure Monarch> uhhhh
[14:21] <Risa Hino> they're just asleep
[14:22] <Risa Hino> when they awake they won't remember anything that happened
[14:24] <Cure Lady> wow you're really spooky!
[14:24] <Cure Dragon> Lady!
[14:24] <Cure Lady> whaaat..she is!
[14:24] * Risa Hino and the cures quickly leave the area
[22:32] * Matsumi Kaze has moved to: [ Sumida ]
[22:32] * Matsumi Kaze [Sumida] stands outside her door, looking up at the sky
[22:32] * Matsumi Kaze [Sumida] frowns to herself, the dark clouds appearing to reflect in her eyes
[22:33] <Matsumi Kaze> [Sumida] ...hm...
[22:34] * Matsumi Kaze [Sumida] closes the door behind her and looks down at Mira Eseme and Selene..the two girls holding hands
[22:34] * Matsumi Kaze has moved to: [ Kaze House ]
[22:34] * Matsumi Kaze [Kaze House] kneels down
[22:34] <Matsumi Kaze> [Kaze House] ....now don't be scared
[22:35] <Matsumi Kaze> [Kaze House] it's one of those big storms
[22:36] <Matsumi Kaze> [Kaze House] we're just going to get alot of alot of rain and wind
[22:36] <Matsumi Kaze> [Kaze House] things will be absolutly fine....
[22:36] * Matsumi Kaze [Kaze House] puts her hands ontop of the two girls heads and smiles
[22:37] <Matsumi Kaze> [Kaze House] now...go to bed...if something gets scary..your papa and myself will be there for you, ok?
[22:37] * Matsumi Kaze [Kaze House] watches the two girls head to their rooms
[22:42] * Matsumi Kaze [Kaze House] gives another gaze towards the windows.....and frowns
[22:44] <Hideki Kaze> what do you think?
[22:44] * Hideki Kaze has moved to: [ Kaze House ]
[22:45] * Matsumi Kaze [Kaze House] closes her eyes
[22:45] <Matsumi Kaze> [Kaze House] ...the air is turbulent and heavy...
[22:45] <Matsumi Kaze> [Kaze House] ...there is an anger within
[22:45] <Matsumi Kaze> [Kaze House] ...I think ti's going to be a big one
[22:45] * Matsumi Kaze [Kaze House] opens her eyes, which briefly are all green before fading back
[22:50] <Matsumi Kaze> [Kaze House] should we warn the others?
[22:51] <Hideki Kaze> [Kaze House] I'm sure they know
[22:54] * Hideki Kaze [Kaze House] puts his arm around his wife's shoulder and leads her upstairs
[20:50] * Eliza McIntash has moved to: [ Gensokyo ]
[20:50] *** Eliza McIntash has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:50] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Eliza McIntash
[20:53] * Eliza McIntash [Gensokyo] does literally nothing in Gensokyo, and cares not for the sights or creatures. She stares ahead immobile, uneating, and not doing anything, until her thirst becomes overpowering, and searches the Bamboo Forest of the Lost until she finds a pool of water. She drinks from it, and then stares into it, abysmally unhappy.
[20:56] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] ............
[20:57] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] I hate this place. I hate it all. T_T
[20:57] * Eliza McIntash [Gensokyo] cries, alone in the forest.
[21:03] * Eliza McIntash [Gensokyo] splashes the water so she does not have to look at herself.
[21:07] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] I don't even know where I am.
[21:07] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] Whatever.
[21:11] * Eliza McIntash [Gensokyo] glares at the bamboo on the other side of the pool of water for a while, frowning.
[21:13] *** Reisen Udongein Inaba [LunaticMoonRabbit@FedCom.Net (Pirated Serve] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[21:13] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Reisen Udongein Inaba
[21:13] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Hmmm?
[21:14] * Eliza McIntash [Gensokyo] keeps fowning
[21:15] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Oh! An Outsider!
[21:16] * Reisen Udongein Inaba moves in closer.
[21:16] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Did you come here with the Delmos? Or were you Spirited Away by the Border Hag?
[21:19] * Eliza McIntash looks at Reisen Udongein Inaba.
[21:19] *** Reisen Udongein Inaba is looks like an attractive teenaged girl with red eyes and long lavender hair. The rabbit ears poking out of the top of her head are rumpled and look fake. She's wearing a dark blazer, white dress shirt, a red necktie, and a white skirt. More information about her is Here.
Her image Song is: .
She is Level 1.
[21:19] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] No. People were angry at me and dumped me here.
[21:19] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] I would have preferred the prison, it would have been arder to attack me there.
[21:19] * Eliza McIntash [Gensokyo] sighs.
[21:21] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] There are people trying to get me. I honestly guess it doesn't matter if they succeed. I tried everything I could think of. It's just a disaster.
[21:21] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Well...
[21:21] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Gensokyo technically COULD be considered a prison of sorts.
[21:22] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Or potentially a fortress since it's rare that anyone comes here by accident.
[21:22] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> And if someone's trying to get you, there's no shortage of things here to stop them.
[21:22] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] I don't believe that for a second.
[21:23] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] The last thing.
[21:23] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> You've never heard of Reimu and Marisa.
[21:23] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] I.... really did come up with a creative way to fight back but....
[21:23] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] No, I haven't heard of them.
[21:23] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] And I don't think it matters.
[21:23] <spiritflame> Eliza McIntash rolls 1d20 [ 3 ]
[21:24] * Eliza McIntash [Gensokyo] raises her arm and utters magic words, and blasts a stalk of dead bamboo in all directions.
[21:24] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> If anyone attempts anything, you WILL hear of them.
[21:24] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Oh, you can use magic? Are you a Magician like Marisa and Patchouli?
[21:25] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] A magician? By technicality, yes.
[21:25] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] Excuse me, BY ACCIDENT, yes.
[21:25] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] ....I just wish I could see my Mom again.
[21:25] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Nothing wrong with that. Almost everyone in Gensokyo uses magic.
[21:25] * Eliza McIntash [Gensokyo] tears up.
[21:26] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] Whatever.
[21:26] * Eliza McIntash [Gensokyo] blows up another dead bamboo stalk.
[21:26] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] My gods, what am I thinking? What am I thinking?
[21:26] * Reisen Udongein Inaba thinks for a moment, than pats Eliza on the shoulder consolingly. "Are you lost? Do you have somewhere to stay?"
[21:26] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] I have been lost for months and months.
[21:27] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] I used to stay in a paradise, but that is gone now.
[21:27] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] Let me also note that I didn't ask you to touch me.
[21:27] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Seems like you needed it.
[21:28] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] That's... not what I need.
[21:28] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Because you're making yourself even sadder.
[21:28] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] I just feel lost, and empty.
[21:28] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] And angry.
[21:29] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] And lonely.
[21:29] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] And scared.
[21:29] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Then maybe you're in the right place.
[21:29] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> This is Gensokyo, where everything that doesn't exist in the Outside can be found in here.
[21:29] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] .............................
[21:29] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] I hate my life.
[21:30] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> If you're lost and scared, maybe you can find what you're looking for here?
[21:30] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] I doubt it.
[21:30] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> Are you looking for someone or something specific? Or a place to stay?
[21:30] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] ....They are one and the same.
[21:31] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> I can lead you to the Human Village if you want. Or take you to Eientei. It's getting late, and staying out in the Bamboo Forest at night isn't a good idea.
[21:31] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] .....
[21:31] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] Whatever. I don't care either way. Good idea or bad idea.
[21:32] * Eliza McIntash [Gensokyo] sighs
[21:32] <Eliza McIntash> [Gensokyo] Okay. If the people who cared about me were here, I know they'd be yelling at me to go out of the forest at night. So let's do that.
[21:33] * Reisen Udongein Inaba beckons Eliza to follow her. "I'll bring you to Eientei for the night. Tomorrow, I'll bring you to the edge of the Forest and you can go exploring for whatever it is you're seeking."
[21:34] * Reisen Udongein Inaba smiles and starts walking down a trail between the trees that hadn't seemed visible a minute before in the strange fog that exists among the bamboo trees.
[21:37] *** Reisen Udongein Inaba [LunaticMoonRabbit@FedCom.Net (Pirated Serve] has left #suburbansenshi3 ("Follow me. You should at least have something to eat before you travel.")
[21:43] * Eliza McIntash [Gensokyo] follows her, silently.
[22:02] <spiritflame> The Usurper rolls 1d20 [ 9 ]
[19:02] *** Reisen Udongein Inaba [LunaticMoonRabbit@FedCom.Net (Pirated Serve] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:02] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Reisen Udongein Inaba
[19:08] * Reisen Udongein Inaba is sitting in the small walled forest estate of Eientei, enjoying a rare quiet moment by sitting on one of the decks, feet bare, jacket off, and sipping some hot tea.
[19:08] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> ^__^
[19:34] *** Meanwhile on Planeta de Agua (ARRIBA!) at the Azur Lane base...
[19:35] * David O`Cain and the rest of the band ride up onto the stage in an El Camino as War's Low Rider plays through the speakers
[19:39] * David O`Cain takes the frontman spot as the band proceeds with some Powerman 5000
[19:43] * David O`Cain stays on lead vocals for another track by Powerman 5000
[19:47] * David O`Cain keeps up with lead vocals for more music by Powerman 5000
[19:50] * David O`Cain continues lead vocals for one last track from Powerman 5000
[19:54] * Ryoko Misturugi takes over lead vocalist as the band moves on to Heart
[19:58] * Ryoko Misturugi remains on lead vocals for the [/url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ7inhwScSQ]next track[/url] by Heart
[19:58] * Ryoko Misturugi this
[20:03] * Ryoko Misturugi continues to be the lead vocalist as she and the tribute band play more Heart
[20:09] * Ryoko Misturugi and the tribute band continue playing more Heart
[20:14] * Ryoko Misturugi stays on lead vocals for another track by Heart
[20:19] * Ryoko Misturugi takes lead vocals for one last track by Heart
[20:24] * David O`Cain takes lead vocals as the band begins playing Don Henley
[20:29] * David O`Cain sticks with lead vocalist as he and the band play another track by Don Henley
[20:34] * David O`Cain and the band play one more track by Don Henley
[20:39] * David O`Cain stays on lead vocals as he and the tribute band move on to playing Triumph
[20:44] * David O`Cain and the band continue playing another track by Triumph
[20:50] * David O`Cain continues being lead vocalist for another Triumph track
[20:56] * David O`Cain remains on lead vocals for one more track by Triumph
[21:03] * Ryoko Mitsurugi steps up as lead vocalist as she and the band move on to Blondie
[21:07] * Ryoko Mitsurugi stays on lead vocals for a second track by Blondie
[21:15] * Ryoko Mitsurugi remains on lead vocals for more Blondie
[21:21] * Ryoko Mitsurugi continues being lead vocalist for one last track by Blondie
[21:37] * Ryoko Mitsurugi and the band move on to some Vixen
[21:41] * Ryoko Mitsurugi keeps up the lead vocals for another track by Vixen
[21:46] * Ryoko Mitsurugi remains on lead vocals for more Vixen
[21:51] * Ryoko Mitsurugi and the band play one more track from Vixen
[21:56] * David O`Cain and the tribute band start up playing some Dokken
[22:01] * David O`Cain remains on lead vocals for another track by Dokken
[22:07] * David O`Cain stays on lead vocals for more Dokken
[22:11] * David O`Cain takes lead vocals for one last Dokken track
[22:16] * David O`Cain continues to be the lead vocalist as he and the band start up Whitesnake
[22:20] * David O`Cain keeps up his role as the tribute band play plays more Whitesnake
[22:26] * David O`Cain and the band continues with another track by Whitesnake
[22:32] * David O`Cain remains on lead vocals for another track by Whitesnake
[22:40] * David O`Cain and the band move on to tracks featured in Brutal Legend, starting with Angel Witch
[22:45] * David O`Cain and the band go for Michael Schenker Group
[22:50] * David O`Cain and the band jump right into Manowar
[22:58] * David O`Cain and the band finishes off Rockfest with one final track by Manowar