IC: Lariska (Office)
An hour, and one desirable applicant. She would've thought there'd be more people wanting treasure, or at least be curious.
Sighing, she called out.
OOC: DH people who've said nothing, here's your chance to jump in!
IC (Karorahk): The hulking mass of metal stomped up to Lariska and stated simply: "I volunteer". The thing's voice sounded like rasping metal, but it shut up quickly and just stood there in front of the experienced Korumine hunter, looking expectant. It seemed disinclined to do anything else to demonstrate its worthiness until asked. It just lumbered up and asked for the job.
OOC: I'm so so so sorry to be slacking but between work and holidays and volunteering and things I just haven't had time to put together a solid post (not that this will be one of those). I apologize. Speaking of which, those Vahki should be available soon, no?
Majah was out of ideas: the scorpion hadn't even noticed the block she threw. Either that or she missed entirely. She couldn't tell because the environment had become completely black and engulfed in darkness, completely blocking out her vision, and presumably the scorpion's as well. All in all, even though she had no idea where the darkness came from, it was probably a better offense than anything she could have conjured.
She suddenly heard another loud bang from behind her, and she felt heat. Behind her mask her face went white.
If that's the refinery... than I've failed this task. Taking advantage of the darkness, she paused to summon a quick rainstorm. It wouldn't be much, and it wouldn't last long, but that refinery was important to the Metru economy and she had to save as much of it as possible.
She focused her power until she started to feel some raindrops- good enough. Kneeling down, she felt around for another piece of rubble and wrapped it in her net. If she couldn't stop the scorpion than maybe she could put a dent in the Skakdi. She walked slowly in the direction she last saw him in while anxiously waiting for the darkness to lift.
OOC: No worries. On the Vahki, they're there whenever you want them. Feel free to take control of them as NPCs.
IC (Hatann): Unexpectedly, water fell from the sky, getting heavier with passing time. The clouds of steam that engulfed the plant grew thicker as they met flames and lava. They were soon joined by the groans of creaking wood and bending steel as the battle of the elements took its toll on their surroundings. Finally, with a great whooshing noise, water proved victorious. The fire had burned too greedily, and brought down one of the main protodermis tanks onto itself. When its supports fell, fell with a crash and released its contents, along with a lot more protodermis that stemmed from broken pipes. The wave washed out onto the street where rahi, Toa and Skakdi fought, flowing over the street and draining into canals. The fire was extinguished, though at great cost.
The last of Hatann's darkness dissolved as the water ran through it, breaking up into a few wisps of shadow and then evaporating. It revealed the Toa of ice, who had lost his way and fallen over the stones, and Majah, who had coped much better. She was bent down, a rock in the pouch of her sling, and quickly gazing around like a kavinika, searching for signs of danger, or was it prey? No, she looked much more like a hunter than the hunted. Hatann took a moment to fix his gaze on her and then let rip with his laser vision.
IC: Zorvon (Coliseum)
Zorvon merely grunted in response as he stepped inside and was whisked away by the current.
With a slight grimace, Skald turned to Zorvon, "Never liked these things." With one short sigh, Skald jumped into the chute.
GM IC (Lhikan, Vhisola): The chute disgorged them in the centre of Ta-Metru, at another busy chute station. Lhikan barely paused after exiting one chute before he was on his feet and leading them to another. This one took them north, winding through the furnaces and factories until if left them at the northern edge of the metru, looking across a wide canal into Ga-Metru. Just upstream was a graceful arching bridge. The team moved in that direction. Though they walked in silence, Lhikan kept them in close mental contact.
"Be on the lookout from here" he said quietly. "Use those akakus. Vhisola, you lead the way, and any information you can give us on the location would be great. We can prepare a plan while we walk."
Vhisola swallowed hard and nodded, then funnelled a steady flow of thoughts and images through Lhikan to the rest of the team. Her thought-voice was light and fast-flowing, like a mountain stream. "The disk is wedged between tow outcroppings of rock under the waters around the Great Temple. it's very deep down, possibly even part of the original temple that was destroyed by protocairns eighty millennia ago. I don't know much else about what's down there, because it's so dark, I practically found the disk by accident. I can show you to the place, though."
"Hmm, tricky" Turano said as he fan his fingers along the ridges of his kanohi. "Any of you have ideas?"