IC: Savina - Anthyn's Hut, Ga-koro -
Savina was practically latched onto Anthyn's arm, she appeared to be in complete bliss, completely forgetting that Embok was even there. Eventually Savina glanced at Embok once or twice, remembering that Anthyn had just said how much Embok would love to kill her angel. Savina didn't like that at all.
Though Anthyn seemed convinced that Embok would eventually see reason and join their side. Savina hoped so, for his sake. Otherwise she might have to...take matters into her own hands.
She decided she'd keep a good eye on the Toa of Plasma.
IC: – Marine Prison Cell, Ga-koro -
“Really now, I could never have enough kidneys. You have no idea how much they sell for! And when broiled they taste delish! Very nutritious I might add.” A maskless Toa of Ice said from behind bars.
A red Skakdi from an adjacent cell slammed his fists on bars of his own. “WILL. YOU. JUST. SHUT. UP!” he said with an animalistic growl. “You’ve been talking about how you’d like to broil, steam, dice, bake, and roast our kidneys for three weeks now! If I could reach your scrawny little neck…”
“Keep it down in there!” A rather annoyed Marine hollered from other room. Rarely did the Marines linger long in the actual cell room, they disliked listening to the crazed Toa’s talks about kidneys and Mata Nui knows what else as much as the other prisoners, and so stayed in the office away from the cells.
The Toa of Ice simply grinned wickedly, turning to look at the angered Skakdi, who was looking even more red than usual. “Hmmm Skakdi kidneys…I’ve been told they taste like chicken, but to be quite honest I disagree, I found them more similar to turkey…”
The brutish Skakdi responded with more savage growls that the last, slamming his chained fists against the bars repeatedly, shaking the entire cell. “I’ll kill you Novan! I swear by my spine!”
“Ohhhhh your spine? You know I’ve got many Skakdi spines in my lab, though I don’t think I’ve collected a red one yet…” He grinned from ear to ear.
This only enraged the Skakdi further, causing more roaring and screaming than before. Novan simply laughed like a madman.
The Ga-Toa warden had just about enough, with a clearly frustrated sigh got up from her chair and went into the cell room, followed by two Ga-Matoran who were armed too the teeth. She promptly summoned the use of her elemental power to dose both the Skakdi and Novan, nearly having to drown them just to get them to stop. “You two done? Good.” She said sharply, satisfied that they’d keep quiet, at least for a little while. As she turned around and headed back into the office she sighed heavily, “I don’t get paid enough for this.”
Novan watched as the Toa of Water left, he’d never stopped grinning at her, looking at her with much interest. Yes, she was quite the specimen, the perfect Toa of water, and quite healthy at that, which meant she could survive the more, strenuous experiments. Her kidneys would most likely be in perfect condition, though he was counting on her not being a smoker or drinker.
It wouldn't be much longer now, soon he’d be free again, his employer would see to that. It was only a matter of time. Then he could continue his projects, which were many and far between, and he was quite eager to resume his work, his time in jail had put him way behind schedule.
The warden sat in her desk, scribbling away on a piece of paper. She had to write a report every signal time the prisoners got out of hand, which had been nearly every single day for the past few weeks, and it was all thanks to that Novan. The warden had been trying to get him transferred to an asylum, which is where she honestly believed he belonged; she was starting to wonder if she would end up there herself if she had to deal with this for much longer. “I swear…if this keeps up I’m going to take my vacation early.” She muttered under her breath, she was in a particularly bad mood, especially in light of her Turaga’s demise, the two Matoran Marines seemed to be just as moody as she was, and muttered in agreement.
Novan was quite the bizarre case, and that was putting it mildly, he’d been caught posing as a doctor in the Ga-koran Hospital, secretly experimenting on patients without their knowledge. He had stepped too far however when he took care of a Toa officer from the Gukko Force, somehow managing to convince the officer to move his spirit into the body of former Marine who’s spirit was long gone. He’d attempted to brainwash the Toa afterwards with some bizarre helmet, but was caught in the act and arrested. This wasn’t the only thing he was in for, he was suspected of kidnapping, murder, and countless unethical practices in nearly every koro. The warden was hoping the Toa Arete would just give him the death sentence already and end his misery as well as theirs.
That was when the entrance door cracked open, enough for a being to slip in. The warden stood up immediately, drawing out her sword, having noticed from the corner of her eye.
Doors did not simply open on their own, and she doubted the weather was the cause. Something must have forced it open. Cautiously she approached the door, moving her sword from side to side, as if searching for something invisible. The two Matoran were doing the same with their weapons. They had dealt with the likes of Huna users before, they simply needed to keep on their toes. It was rather cloudy outside, looking like it was about to rain, and the chances of seeing a shadow in this light were slim to none.
Their search turned out to be fruitless, and after a few minutes they gave it up. The warden shut the door, frowning. It was possible it had just been a prank, or maybe a stray wind. It was about to rain after all. If a Huna user had been in the office they most definitely would have spotted the intruder, they also most certainly would have noticed if someone had tried to open the locked and barred doorway to the cell room. The only window in the office was also barred, so there was no way an intruder could have entered that way.
The warden put her hands on her hips, looking around the room one more time; it just didn’t sit right with her. She concerned sending one of the Matoran to get an Arthron using Marine, and she turned to one of the Matoran to do just that. To her completely shock and surprise no sound came out from her mouth, despite her lips moving. The two Matoran found themselves unable to speak as well.
The Toa’s eyes widened as she realized they were dealing with a Toa of Sonics. She yelled a warning at the Matoran despite the fact that no one could hear it inside the field of silence.
However it was too late, the warden let out a soundless scream as she felt cold protosteel sink between her shoulder blades. The dagger was just as mercilessly yanked out, causing crimson blood to flow down the warden’s back. The warden collapsed onto the ground. A Toa of Sonics had appeared seemingly out of thin air.
Taleen walked over the fallen warden in complete silence, her elemental power still at work. She flexed her fingers, they were quite stiff. Indeed she had been in the room, though she’d been constantly moving around silently, evading their weapons expertly until she’d been able to get to the far corner and climb up the wall with her grooved gloves and boots, their weapons never touched her.
Though it was hardly over yet, she still had to deal with two hardy and very angry Ga-Matoran Marines. She may have been a heavily trained assassin and a Toa, but two well-trained Marines was nothing to laugh at. Each of them wielded a long polearm, and they quickly approached the Toa of Sonics from each side. She may have been able to take them by surprise, but there was no way her ability to turn invisible would help her now, her daggers were also rather useless against the much longer weapons.
Still, Taleen didn’t seem worried, in fact her face showed no emotion at all. This was simply a job to do, a mission to complete, and she would complete it without fail. In her other had was small bag of powder, she quickly slammed the open bag onto ground, the powder filling the room. It was intensely thick, making it nearly impossible to see even a few feet from your face. The Matoran immediately had gone for the kill, jabbing their polearms where the Toa had been.
However Taleen was quicker and the Matoran jabbed at empty air. Taleen had again climbed up the nearby corner of the wall, with her powers she was completely silent. The Matoran could not see nor hear her, but she could hear them.
The Matoran were waving there polearms around frantically, trying to find the Toa. They realized that if they didn’t they were as good as dead. Then one of the Matoran felt his polearm sink nicely into flesh. The Matoran grinned, he had got her. He waited for the smoke to clear to see his price. To his great horror, he found his polearm speared into his fellow Matoran, her neck slit. He went to scream, but found himself gargling instead as Taleen sliced his neck open as well.
Taleen sighed, it had been a lot of work, but she’d eliminated all threats. She went over to the warden, who was surprisingly still alive, though she was barely conscious; a pool of blood surrounded her. Taleen took the keys from her belt, showing neither remorse nor concern for the dying Toa. Turning to the locked entrance to the cell room she turned the key soundlessly, again using her powers to keep everything silent.
The various prisoners, save Novan, cheered as she entered, they had seen the smoke screen and they wondered if a jail break was in motion. Taleen however paid no attention, simply going straight for Novan’s cell and unlocking it.
“About freakin time you got here! Do you realize how behind schedule I am? I might as well just start from scratch at this point!” He said with much exasperation.
“Be thankful I came for you at all.” Taleen began. “Master was almost convinced to let you rot in here.”
Novan sneered, “He knows I’m far too valuable to simply let me die in this karz-hole. Tell your master that I don’t appreciate…you know what, never mind, I’ll tell him myself! Let’s go.” Novan made his way out of the cell room, though not before turning to his former cellmates and waving goodbye. “Don’t worry, I’ll come back for you when I’m need of a few kidneys! Oh and that beautiful spine of yours too Red.” With that he turned back around and walked away, grinning madly at the sounds of rage and anger at being left behind, especially from the Skadki. Taleen followed wordlessly.
Novan whistled a pleasant tune as he walked into the office, for the moment he ignored the dying Toa by his feet. “My dear…may I have those keys?” He asked Taleen, who wordlessly handed them over. Novan went over to the safe in the far right corner of the office, unlocking it. Ah perfect! His stuff was still here. He quickly plucked his Kanohi Matatu from the safe and placed it on his face. The mask went from gray to white as he felt his powers being fully restored, he felt alive again! “Ah much better!” He said as he removed his other belongs from the safe, as long as a few things that didn’t belong to him. He donned his old lab coat, along with his belt, which had all his medical supplies and other important tools.
Taleen moved for the doorway, “Wait here.” She ordered, and activated her Huna, disappearing and heading out the door. She may have freed Novan from prison, but getting him out of Ga-koro without being caught again was another matter entirely. The moment Novan exited the building he would most definitely be spotted in a matter of moments. So Taleen moved quickly, unseen thanks to her mask, the next phase of the plan depended entirely on speed.
Novan meanwhile decided to make use of his time waiting. He was quite pleased to see he had three bodies he could experiment on, one was even still hanging on to life! He first went to the two dead Matoran, taking out his scalpel from his belt and making incisions.
The warden’s eyes widened as she saw what he was doing, despite her dimmed vision she more or less figured out what was happening He was taking their kidneys, apparently his threats weren't simply bluffs after all. The warden had to get out of there, and get help. But her wound’s made it much too painful to so much as wiggle her body.
A white foot pressed against the Warden’s belly, causing her to cry out in pain. “Tsk tsk. You shouldn’t move with such injuries my dear, doctor’s orders.” He said with a friendly smile, even though it was anything but.
With an abrupt use of his mask power the Warden’s body was telekinetically flipped around so that she was lying on her belly. Ignore her grunts of pain, Novan took out a needle and some thread. He began to do something that shocked the warden, he was closing up her wound. “Now I can’t have you dying on me just yet my dear, those kidneys need to be fresh!” This made the Warden’s weak heart skip a beat.
“All done!” Novan suddenly exclaimed, before flipping the warden around again in the same matter as before. Novan took out his scalped, kneeling down again and moving toward her abdomen. “You might want to hold still…” And to enforce this he used his mask power to hold her in place, he didn’t want to damage the kidney after all.
Horrifying screams and insane laughter later, Novan had yet another organ in his bag. "Oh dear...it seems I took out the wrong kidney...my bad. At least this time I can't screw up!" He said cheerfully, having just closed up the incision on her abdomen. “I’ll just have to take the other one out I suppose, I wonder how long a Toa can survive with a Matoran kidney…” He went to make another incision.
The Warden, who had been sobbing quietly after the first experience, shrieked and begged him not to repeat the process. As if saved by the bell, the door cracked open from behind Novan, Taleen reappearing inside. “We need to go. Now.” She said flatly.
Novan sighed, he hadn’t even made the incision yet. “Well darn, it looks like I’ll have to come back for that kidney another time.” Taleen, not wishing to wait any longer grabbed Novan’s arm and forced him out the door. Leaving the nearly dead Warden alone in the office.
Outside it was raining in a torrential downpour, a Gukko bird waiting for them, Taleen pushed Novan up and onto the bird before climbing on herself, true to form Marines were on the alert, despite the weather conditions, and rushing toward them. A Gukko bird in a restricted area was more than enough to get them moving.
They arrived but a moment too late, the Gukko bird taking off and flying off away from the village. They fired many a disk and arrow, the weather however was causing their weapons to be rather inaccurate. Taleen apparently had no problem getting her Gukko to fly through the rain. It was clear by the direction they were flying they were heading for the Le-Wahi border.