Posted Apr 10 2012 - 12:42 AM
IC / Northern Barrens / Pondering:With Dalmia gone, Swerv pulled Unpredictable up close to the burning Wheel and activated his anti-fire security, except at the Wheel. The system was meant for small engine or other system fires, so it wasn’t able to do much in terms of amount of anti-fire agent, but the agent was strong.Swerv dropped down from a hatch and approached the others, answering the question, since his advanced hearing had allowed him to hear all that had been said, plus Unpredictable also had several listening devices. “Well, actually, Dalmia never said anything about teleportation. But speaking of teleportation, we should be able to track him that way.“We would just need to know where he teleported from and some way to read energy usage. A trail would lead us right to where he ultimately ended up. Of course this is assuming he teleports like most beings in that his molecules are forced apart and are sent at high speeds –using energy- to get to his destination. Dimensional gates would be even easier to track, considering they consume more energy.”Swerv looked around at those gathered, “But we don’t have a Pha-Toa, and the equipment to read the basic, fundamental energy levels of beings is really expensive and hard to even find. And even then energy is different for Toa and even Matoran, no two species are alike. So we would first have to figure out Dalmia’s species.“You know what?” Swerv said, shaking his head, “Forget I spoke about it. But about that bomb, he’s speaking the truth. It has all the tell-tale signs of a biological bomb. I was never able to achieve anything like that because I like to stick to dead explosive materials, but they tend to be stronger than other bombs. And guys, this one is HUGE.”IC / West District / Near Vailian:Waiter paused, listening. When he reckoned that Vailian hadn’t moved, he hoisted himself atop the building and rolled to his feet. Disabling his mask, to show he meant no immediate harm, Waiter nodded his head, “Vailian.”Walking over to the being, he said, “I’ve been seeing a lot of you recently. Much more activity from the Ring in the past few days. Anything the good Matoran of Kia-Nam should be worried about?”Waiter had never actually spoken the Vailian before, but he had been watching him, always invisible, as per his “profession”. Right now he was setting up his sentences and questions to see how Vailian might respond. By doing so, he could get a sense about the being that he couldn’t get from just watching.For instance, by hinting about his watching the Ring, Waiter implied that he was working with the KNPD. How Vailian responded or didn’t respond to that would tell him if he really cared about the conflicted between the Ring and the KNPD. It would also tell him if Vailian hastened to conclusions and if he judged people too quickly, perhaps being a weakness of his.Or, he might know that Waiter was apart from it all. Vailian might even reveal that he knew Waiter had been snooping around. Waiter didn’t know how he could know, but the possibility was there. There were many possibilities to weigh and judge.Like about increasing Ring activity, would Vailian give any hint to that? He could affirm that it was so, and maybe even condone it. Or he might even feel remorse for his actions as of late, and silence on that subject might even tell Waiter this.If he objected the statement, saying things were the same as always, there might even be hope to turn him from his current course of action.And the last part was seeing if Vailian had any decency, caring for the countless lives of innocents that had been lost in the war between the Ring and the KNPD. Maybe he was a cold, calculated killer after all. Did something in his past push him to this?Was there a major stressor that broke him into what stood before Waiter? His background was just as important to know as the things he said right then and there. Because if Waiter knew the Vailian before him, then he could properly reason what the being would say and do, even what might bring him back from the brink of evil that he seemed upon the very edge of.And all of that from saying a being’s name and saying three sentences.IC / Gynel / With Reaper:Sevorik was gaining more of a lead on Reaper with every step now that they were in the open. With no way to help Reaper since he had lost his weapons, he just ran for the boats. He tried not to look behind himself as he ran.He couldn’t get off this island fast enough. These Fenaraki were not meant to be created, ever. Even Zyglak had a place and a Quest in life, but these abominations were just plain evil.IC / Gynel / With Mechanic:Content to stay in Mechanic’s arms for the time being, Fate shut out the world around her as she repaired the one who carried her. Her willpower was not to be underestimated; Mechanic would find that most of his arms were back online and functional, although probably not with the same degree of precise movement that he had before.