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  1. IC Yasurek - The Dancing Crab, Ostia: Lohkar glanced back at Yasurek as Lash made her case and could note that the Ko-matoran was doing his best to appear unfazed by her testimony. A closer inspection revealed the Ko-matoran’s tablet device was in danger of being crushed in a vice grip, his unmoving brow was only held in place by a large amount of concentration, and he had shuffled his cloak back to get better access to the spears at his waist. For the Lesterin captain it was clear as day that his midshipmen wanted nothing more than to stab their prospective crewmate at that moment. Gunner’s plea for civility managed to snap Yasurek out of his anger, at least briefly, and he took a deliberate breath before adding his thoughts to the conversation. “This may be my personal biases talking, but I can’t say I’m comfortable having one of Makuta’s minions as part of our crew. You know, because the whole hundreds of years of His darkness tormenting my people since the beginning of our recorded history and all that. Bit of a hard thing to get over. Also, and I’d need to defer to our captain’s knowledge on the subject, but I wonder if the land we’re going to has any rahkshi at all. The idea of us bringing one to a land untouched by darkness and potentially drawing Makuta’s wrath onto the local populace doesn’t sit right with me. That’s the ethicist in me talking though.” He quickly switched tracks, looking directly at Lash while doing so. “From a more practical perspective, Lash, you mentioned you’ve been here for a short while. Perhaps 2 years or so? In that case, you might not have been around to remember what it was like when Makuta ran rampant on this land. And you may be comfortable with your pet knowing its master was gone. But you must have felt the change in atmosphere recently. The way days have grown dimmer and colder, how the water has become dirtier, how the shadows grow longer than they should. Somehow… Makuta returned. Knowing this, how long do you think you’ll be able to maintain control of your pet? You may think that you’re fine, after all you used some antidermis, some magic potion that can do whatever you want or whatever it is, but you got it from Makuta’s vault, so I have to wonder how foolproof a method that really is. You may have control now, there may be no signs of rebellion from the rahkshi, but can you really be sure that when you look it in the eyes Makuta is not looking back, waiting for the right moment to shatter the illusion of your control and retake his minion? OOC: @Nato G@Ghosthands@Visaru@Snelly@Void Emissary
  2. IC Yasurek - The Dancing Crab, Ostia: As the Ko-matoran continued making notes during Verak’s response, his eyes never strayed from the sand toa. When Verak finished making his case, the notetaking stopped, though Yasurek’s eyes didn’t stray from their target. Internally, the former guard continued to take a couple mental notes: Verak’s general uneasiness under Yasurek’s watchful eye, the sweat forming in real time as the toa squirmed, and how good this situation felt. There was an odd satisfaction at holding power over the being in front of him, despite the differences in abilities. To be able to exert psychologically pressure on another individual with nothing but some stereotypical ko-matoran traits, a few words, and some actual professionalism produced a distinct, almost sadistic pleasure. While he had never performed many interrogations in his law enforcement career, he had sat in on a few performed by his colleagues. He saw a similar look in Verak’s expression to when the interrogators had presented decisive evidence of guilt. Perhaps they felt the same satisfaction when they were working. Part of him wanted to keep going, to push harder, to see just how low he could make the criminal in front of him sink, to make this being who could manipulate the elements themselves wither under his authority. But that wasn’t the point of this interview. His objectives were to determine Verak’s ability to fit into the crew as well as establish Yasurek’s presence in the crew’s hierarchy, tasks he had already completed. Thus, the sadistic urge was snuffed out by a blizzard of professionalism, leaving one final task: letting Verak know his conclusion. Yasurek finally broke the stare and relaxed his eyes for the first time in a minute or two, tilting his head slightly. His mouth curled up into a small smile; not a smirk, but a more genuine expression. He briefly glanced at Lohkar and Gunner before looking back at Verak. In theory the two crewmates would be able to deduce his conclusion from just that look, but completely non-verbal communication was always a bit hit or miss. “…Alright Mr. Verak, I have a couple notes here, but I’ll stick mostly to the key conclusions. If you’re going to interview for any jobs in the future, it’s better to lead with your strengths rather than your weaknesses. Keep the talk of your shortcomings to when the interviewer asks about them. Otherwise, I see no issue with you that hasn’t been seen before on this crew.” He added a quick checkmark to his notes for dramatic effect. “With that said, the captain’s already given you his blessing, and I’m in agreement. Welcome back aboard the Infernavika.” OOC: @Ghosthands@Visaru@Snelly@Void Emissary
  3. IC Yasurek - The Dancing Crab, Ostia Yasurek’s eyes narrowed at the applicant’s quip to Lohkar, but he softened his expression as Verak turned back to face him. The former guardsman made a show of showing the display to the calix-wearing toa before swiping across the screen and bringing up a new blank page. The brief view of the display revealed thorough notes on Verak’s characteristics and interview answers with one line standing out in particular: 7. Arrogant y/n? ☑️ Yasurek tapped rhythmically on the tablet using the stylus before speaking again. “Perhaps I need to be a bit more specific in what I’m looking for. Mr. Verak, from your previous hypothetically unlawful activities you know that one of the keys to not getting caught is having information. Casing the joint, working with informants, that sort of thing. While our illustrious captain has some prior experience, our journey is taking us to a land which we know nothing about. There will be no familiar faces, no guarantee of safe haven, and the only intel we have is at least several years out of date.” His icy blue gaze dug into the sand toa. “In that sort of situation, the only steady thing we’ll be able to fall back on is each other. Whether through years of cooperation or working together to defeat a common enemy, this crew has formed strong bonds that will hold up to the challenges we’re sure to encounter. If you intend to join this crew and stay with us after arriving at the new world, we’ll be expecting similar from you. I figured you might respond better to a question that let you wax lyrical about yourself, but I’ll ask you more directly instead. Can we trust you to pull your weight and stick with us, Mr. Verak? When the chips are down and the situation becomes complicated, can we rely on you?” OOC: @Visaru@Ghosthands@Void Emissary@Snelly
  4. IC Yasurek - The Dancing Crab, Ostia: “Mr. Verak,” Yasurek said, looking up from the notes he had been writing on his iStone, “As you know from your prior experience, being part of a ship’s crew is a group effort, regardless of personal motivation. Would you please share any previous partnerships or group efforts you’ve been involved in and what made you leave them?” The Ko-matoran was resting against the wall of the tavern directly behind the interviewee’s chair, tablet in hand. Unlike Taleen he didn’t appear out of nowhere; rather, he had quietly been there the entire time. OOC: @Visaru@Ghosthands@Void Emissary@Snelly
  5. IC Yasurek - Infernavika: “On the topic of widgets,” Yasurek said, checking the ship’s inventory chart, “It might be a good idea to spend most of our currency on trade goods and supplies before we set out. Captain Lohkar probably has more insight on this, but I have my doubts an island nation that hasn’t been observed in at least hundreds of years is going to use the same legal tender as us. Do you know any high demand goods on this Seprilli that we can take advantage of? I hear the Dasaka don’t have much metal on their land, so maybe the Seprillians have a similar high demand resource we can graciously supply.” OOC: @Ghosthands @Void Emissary @Snelly
  6. IC Yasurek - Infernavika: Yasurek fired back a grin of his own. "So are the people back home the respectable sort or are they more like you?" OOC: @Ghosthands
  7. IC Yasurek - Infernavika: As he often did while working on the ship, Yasurek’s thoughts turned inward. Today’s conclusion: Time Doesn’t Make Sense. Despite his vaguely youthful appearance, Yasurek, much like most of the other beings on this island, was several hundred years old. Barring the occasional mix-up those first several hundreds of years had been relatively stagnant. The First Toa appearing had been a change, but their appearance was brief and as the years set in the massive disappointment he felt with them had been dulled by the even greater disappointment he felt towards all the subsequent toa that had appeared. He tied down some lines and began climbing up to the higher sails. Everything had changed in the last few years. Makuta had been defeated and returned; a new land had been discovered for the first time, with apparently another new land following right behind it; A koro had been occupied for a few months in-between all that. After so many years the people of this island had apparently independently decided to do something with their lives. To have such changes happening in such a tiny fraction of his collective lifespan was, to be frank, preposterous. He glanced around at the minimum two other crew members besides himself on board and absentmindedly fiddle with the small medal hanging from his chest. In the aftermath of the retaking of Ko-Koro, he had stumbled upon some old coworkers in the guard. They insisted that he take a medal for his help defeat the occupiers. Yasurek had explained that it was a group effort, but after reluctantly accepting the medal, he had to admit a feeling of satisfaction for a job well done. It was one of the few times he had felt that way in a very long time. With the last of the sails unfurled, he gracefully descended back to the deck, enjoying the exhilaration of tumbling down. Striding towards Lohkar at the helm, a final thought found its way into his mind. I guess the only way to keep up with all these changes is to be at the front of them. “Nice to hear your memories have returned, Captain Lohkar Sir,” he said. “Do you have them all back, or just the names of the islands you came from?” OOC: @Ghosthands@Snelly @Void Emissary
  8. Name: Yasurek Species: Ko-matoran Mask: blue powerless kakama Gender: Male Appearance: Yasurek looks like most other matoran, besides being of above average height. He is white, with grey hands and light blue feet. He wears a leather belt with scabbards for his weapons and often wears a blue cloak complete with hood. On his back is a large sheathe for holding a multitude of spears securely. Alignment: Practical Good Powers and weapons: 2 long guard spears (MNOLG style with curved double prongs at the tip), a small knife and cutlass, and a multitude of spears of various makes and materials in his possession. During the expedition to the Temple of the Blood Kanohi, Yasurek obtained a pair of non-metallic spears with translucent blue handles and black tips. These spears are somewhat similar to rahkshi armor in that they are unable to be affected by non-solid-matter based abilities (e.g. their position cannot be altered by powers such as telekinesis, gravity, and air). The user is still able to be affected, but the weapons themselves are immune. [Approved by Ghosthands] Being a matoran, he does not possess explicit powers aside from an increased cold tolerance as a Ko-matoran. He has excellent agility, being able to perform various acrobatic feats even while carrying all of his weapons. His primary weapon focus is with his spears, as he has trained extensively with each individual weapon, learning the ins and outs of each. He is not as skilled with his cutlass, and the knife is more of a backup weapon. Personality: Yasurek is a moral individual, despite his occupation as a pirate. He maintains a sense of justice and good from his days as a guard, but does not let that get in the way too often when it comes to obtaining results. He prefers for things to go peacefully, but due to the nature of his fellow crew that is rarely an option though sometimes things work out. After coming out of a period of depression that had spanned the last several months he has managed to regain some amount of optimism and is able to look at the world in a brighter way despite the oncoming tensions between villages. He always tries to see the good in people and takes care of his friends, though he is also willing to voice his concerns if things seem off to him. While Yasurek appreciates their existence, he dislikes the idea of relying on chosen groups of toa to save the population as it encourages people to not solve their own problems and instead feel powerless in the face of adversity. History: Yasurek was a guard in the Ko-Koro guard force. For many years he spent his time protecting important areas of the city from harm and apprehending criminals. With how the original prophecy of the toa turned out he felt that the role of bringing justice and peace to the island fell onto the shoulders of its current inhabitants, rather than outsiders. Over time though, things continued to worsen. It seemed to him that his current role as a guard was doing nothing to actually help the island, and so he left the force and journeyed out to try to make things better. Sadly, it was not something he would succeed at. Wandering aimlessly, he moved from area to area, trying to makes things better, but no solution came to him. Eventually, despite his firm feelings of good, he lost track of the driving force of his mission. It was shortly after that time when he made his way to Ga-Koro where he noticed an advertisement to try out for the crew of the pirate ship Infernavika. With nothing else to do, he followed the ad and was chosen as one of the crewman with no specific role (Though he insisted that he was not a cabin matoran). On the ship he had plenty of adventures going up against and sometimes working alongside the law. Their latest trip took them to the occupied village of Ko-Koro, which Yasurek assisted in retaking. For their latest aid provided to the populace, the crew of the Infernavika received another set of pardons for crimes committed since the last time they received a set of pardons. Weaknesses: He's a matoran, so he is not very strong compared to most individuals on the island. Also, he can't really handle ranged combat unless he is able to hide behind cover and sneak closer, aside from the occasional spear throw. Without his spears he can't fight as well. He avoids PvP because pokemonlover360 doesn’t like writing it.
  9. Guess I'll add a couple questions I've been thinking about this past week. 1. When did Tuyet and Axonn go? 2. Did that have any effect on the present overall situation besides "Tuyet and Axonn are gone"? 3. Is the timeline still collapsing, or did that get fixed somewhere along the way, and if it did get fixed is it a temporary fix or a permanent one? 4. When cycles occur, do the universe revert back to a fixed point or does the entire timeline restart? As an example, does the cycle occur and then the events of the timeline occur as before up until something like Dume's speech at the start of SK:E and then things can diverge, or can things diverge from the very start of the universe, such as in the pre-ark days? 5. This one depends on the answer to 4. For some characters, such as Kilo and Nu, they don't exist until about maybe 10-500 or so years and about 5 months respectively before the end of the game. When the cycle occurs, do they just cease to exist until for example Nuparu builds them for the first time again always at the same point on the timeline? Is it possible for them to just not be born in a cycle if enough variance happens? 6. Are people who followed Zataka back to the Ark affected by the cycle?
  10. Guess I'll add some questions to the pile. SK:R leads to SK:E. Do the events of SK:E proceed identically to what we previously wrote, then to SK:R, then to SK:A, with no changes between repetitions? What other endings were available? What's Spiriah's deal? Was he trying to do anything? Why was Icarax boarding up his home from Spiriah? Why did Mata Nui's head want more? How did Icarax ascend to great spirit? Explain Nuju. What loot was present in the water and earth suvas? What were the puzzle solutions? What was in the great temple suva, since nobody ever looked? Can the Hiko let you travel between Zakaz and the GSR? What was Ehlek's big ol' device that we didn't have time to deal with?
  11. IC Kilo-M9 NUVA - Ehlek's Fortress: Before the assembled group’s eyes, the kralhi returned, this time with Atamai in tow. “Please heal Ally Vashni,” it said. Then with a, “Teleport,” it was gone once more. For a moment, the Odd Company was reunited once more in the same place. In spirit, they would always be together. OOC: @~Xemnas~@BULiK@Tarn@Snelly
  12. IC Kilo-M9 - Kini Nui: “Greetings Ally Kat! I hope you’re doing well,” said Kilo. There was no time for further pleasantries, however. Sidra gave instructions, and Kilo would follow them. After all, she had saved its life before. Quickly, the kralhi stepped forwards, gently setting Nuparu on the ground before lifting the makoki stone. It slotted the stone into the remaining open space in the slot and stepped back, waiting to see what would happen. OOC: @Unreliable Narrator@~Xemnas~@The UltimoScorp@Gecko Greavesy
  13. IC Kilo-M9 NUVA - Ehlek's Fortress: Creator Nuparu? That is not possible. Facial recognition matches. Additional investigation required. The mission is the priority. Kilo took hold of the Onu-matoran in one hand while the other held the mysterious stone. It gave a last glance to its gathered allies. Alas, Atamai was not here with them. It pictured the temple it had visited not one day ago and said a monotone “Teleport.” Then it was gone. Amongst the rubble, a machine appeared with rock and matoran in tow. Kilo glanced around, giving a “Greetings Ally Atamai,” to the Fe-toa before proceeding towards Sidra. “I’ve brought this stone, Ally Sidra. Ally Knichou indicated you know what to do with it.” OOC: @Unreliable Narrator@Gecko Greavesy@BULiK@Tarn@Snelly@~Xemnas~
  14. IC Kilo-M9 NUVA - Ehlek's Fortress: Kilo grabbed the makoki stone. "Now What?" it asked. OOC: @BULiK@Snelly@Tarn
  15. IC Kilo-M9 - Ehlek's Fortress: Mission complete. Moving to next mission. Time draws short. Good luck. The limbs of the ACR latched onto what handholds were present in the fortress. “Teleport,” said Kilo, pulling it and Jutori to the assembled group. It gestured at Vashni. “Power share Hiko. If you know where, take me to Ehlek. He will be stopped.” OOC: @Snelly
  16. IC Ysocla - Tactical Panda II: Ysocla stood beside her liege and watched the destruction continue. Despite not knowing this place, or the people who had lived there, or having any real connection to it at all, there was a feeling of melancholy in her mind. Regardless of how little relevance it had to her, she knew that the prior occupants had once called that skull home. Much like the Rig had come and gone, once again the home of a populace had been wiped away. The violence continued to happen, and she could do nothing to stop it. As a world burned in front of her, she turned to the architect of its destruction, the one she had sworn an oath to. She was only half surprised to find her liege in tears, confessing to her the newfound revelation. Ysocla gave her usual blank expression, but the edges of her lips began to curve upwards. Not quite a smile, but enough to reassure. She took Yumiwak into a supportive embrace and held her tight for a moment. Perhaps things could change. Any construction started with the first bits of foundation. Ysocla would be the first piece, laying the groundwork for her liege’s creations, guiding her onward to new heights. Together, they could build something that would stand the test of time, something they could be proud of. One day, she’d look back and know that despite all the sacrifices, it was worth everything. Hopefully Korio and Zai would know too. OOC: @EmperorWhenua
  17. IC Kilo-M9 NUVA - Patiwairutiki's Cockpit - Inside Ehlek's Fortress: Weak spots revealed on target. Sending tactical data to Ally Jutori. Enemy Mantax does not appear to recognize this unit. Jogging target’s memory... Patiwairutiki flew through the hole their enemy had made. All three minds knew that it was time to end this conflict once and for all. In front of the machine, Mantax screamed. To the side, its allies, Nale and Vashni stood, along with some less important people. Whatever was happening with them could wait. The current mission was all that mattered. That was the efficient way to deal with things. “Screaming will prove ineffective,” the mechanical enforcer said to the reborn warlord. “As with the previous engagement, Enemy Mantax has been undone by the same honorable code as before. Your allies did not care, and let Enemy Mantax perish out of fear from interfering.” Patiwairutiki hefted the claymore as the mechanized NUVA continued. “Enemy Mantax has remained the same, alone and unable to grow. This unit has changed. True, this unit is still bound by code, but not by purpose. This unit has found others to protect, not due to programming, but trust. This unit has allies that will help when requested.” Every muscle in the ACR’s battered limbs tensed with all the strength they could muster. “I am Kilo-M9 NUVA. Know that even as we duel I am not alone. Now let this be the end of your blight on this world!” At its pilot’s command, the claymore raced forward, the forces of air, gravity, and the machine’s own will letting it cross the gap in moments. The last ditch lightning caught onto the metal of the blade, only sending the Barraki’s attack right back to him. As it had been in the Archives, so too was it now that the blade raced for Mantax’s head. OOC: @Tarn@Kal the Guardian@Unreliable Narrator
  18. IC Kilo-M9 NUVA - Patiwairutiki's Cockpit - Below Ehlek's Fortress: Huh. So that’s what that does. Logging result for future analysis. While Mantax rocketed higher, Patiwairutiki was gradually descending, unable to provide upwards thrust without applying both its gravity and air abilities. Instead, the mech turned to its free-floating counterpart. “This unit is incapable of flight,” the robotic NUVA explained. “Can you please share your power with this unit so the target can be efficiently pursued?” OOC: @Tarn@Kal the Guardian@Unreliable Narrator
  19. IC Kilo-M9 NUVA - Patiwairutiki's Cockpit - Below Ehlek's Fortress: Focus on maintaining altitude. This unit has an idea. This unit is going to free your arms. That’s good. It is going to hurt. Somehow I’m not surprised. “Compressed air blast,” the machine said, focusing on the claw still binding the ACR’s arms. Pressure began to build in the space between gripping claw and entrapped limbs. A sudden burst snapped the claw outwards, sending it along with Mantax’s amputated limb tumbling down. Golden liquid and other important looking fluids flowed freely from the gashes in Patiwairutiki’s arms where the claw had been crushing. The mech shook its right arm out as it converted itself to cannon mode. For Krom’s sake, stop hurting my arms! Focus. Now is not the time for complaints. Mantax’s taser cables were still extended, flapping in the wind after the missed shot. Energy built up in the cannon as the mechanical enforcer pointed it at the flapping targets. “Random Beam!” A burst of rapidly shifting energy cascaded upwards, the contents constantly changing. One moment the beam was comprised of a torrent of ethereal fish, the next a molten flow of wood. The smell of bread filled the air around the blast. The machine swiped the blast laterally, aiming to catch the taser cables somewhere in the middle of their length. Regardless of what that section became, the taser wouldn’t function if the cables were no longer cables. OOC: @Tarn@Kal the Guardian@Unreliable Narrator
  20. IC Kilo-M9 NUVA - Patiwairutiki's Cockpit - Next to Ehlek's Fortress: As the ACRs began to tumble over the edge, a plan entered Patiwairutiki’s mind. Normally, the pilots merely used its form for whatever they wished, but this particular plan came with a request. The plan would inflict pain upon the Kaita ACR, and the pilot wanted the machine to sign off. It took no time for the Kaita to agree. Everything it could tell about this annoying opponent from the memories of its pilots said that prosperity could not exist while the foe still lived. Plus, it would return the pain it experienced by a thousand-fold in time. The claymore twisted further, making contact with Mantax’s arm. Patiwairutiki cried out from the pain as its wrists began to crack, but the primary pilot felt no pain. There was a mission to complete. One thing that did catch the mechanical enforcer’s eye was the arrival of another Kaita ACR, floating in the air with ease. The distraction almost prevented the machine from noticing one of Mantax’s barbs latch onto Patiwairutiki, the other flying wide from the sudden tumble. As gravity took hold on the two combatants, Viltia would hear a very hurried monotone chorus over the winds. “Unknown ACR, please assist-!” And then the combatants were falling, tumbling through the sky. OOC: @Kal the Guardian@Tarn@Vezok's Friend@Unreliable Narrator
  21. IC Kilo-M9 NUVA - Patiwairutiki's Cockpit - Atop Ehlek's Fortress: Within the cockpit of Patiwairutiki, three minds each reacted to Mantax’s counter move in their own way. A mixture of anger at the situation, calculations of future plans, and nervousness at what to do filled the shared mental space. It took only a brief moment before all three minds came to the same conclusion: Nobody Liked That. With a driving force that could only be pure spite, Patiwairutiki’s head rocketed forward into the cranial unit of the mechanical warlord. While the head was on the move, the kaita’s hands were busy with their own task. Their arms may be bound, but they could still use the claymore in other ways. Twisting its grip on the weapon, the blade rotated around to hit the arm restricting them. It wouldn’t be enough to remove the limb, but if they managed to make contact, they could freeze it. And if they could freeze it, they could smash it. OOC: @Tarn@Vezok's Friend@Unreliable Narrator
  22. IC Kilo-M9 NUVA - Patiwairutiki's Cockpit - Atop Ehlek's Fortress: As the illusory Patiwairutiki darted sideways, the mechanized warlords round found their mark on the real Kaita ACR’s chassis. The machine staggered a bit as the shots punctured through the normally durable armor plating. I have sustained damage. It will not hinder me in the short term. Try to avoid additional shots. Acknowledged. Using Ally Jutori’s distraction to attack. Arm mounted weapon is immediate threat. Targeting now. Swiftly recovering from the damage, the titanic mecha raced forward opposite its illusory duplicate. It only took a few moments to close the distance before they had reached their target. Having drawn the mighty claymore once more, the pair of copilots brought the weapon down upon the warlords extended taser arm, hoping to sever the limb completely. If not, perhaps the freezing nature of the weapon would disable the functionality of their target. OOC: @Tarn@Unreliable Narrator
  23. IC Kilo-M9 NUVA - Patiwairutiki's Cockpit - Atop Ehlek's Fortress: Enemy Mantax appears to possess a kanohi Kadin. Other mask varieties unknown. I’ve done my own analysis. He has a bunch of weapons, and they can all harm me, so don’t do anything foolish. Ally Jutori’s analysis is correct. Kanohi-swapping device is a viable weakpoint. That won’t do any good unless you get him into range. “Barraki Mantax is definitely deceased,” the mechanical enforcer confirmed. “There is a possibility that this Barraki Mantax is not the same Barraki Mantax from before. This unit speculates this Barraki Mantax may be a version from the past, an alternate universe version, or a robot created by Barraki Ehlek. Regardless, the enemy will need to be eliminated.” As Jutori commanded Patiwairutiki to dodge the incoming projectiles, the machine’s voice rang out from the Kaita ACR’s mouth. “Greetings, Enemy Mantax. Know that this unit is Citizen Pacifcation Unit K1R1 Kilo-M9, short form Kilo, and that this unit already terminated Barraki Mantax previously. This unit is unable to go to the afterlife as requested, but if Enemy Mantax still wishes to fight, then come down here so this unit can terminate you again!” The winds restricting Mantax’s forward progress immediately ceased, allowing the mech’s earlier momentum to carry it forward. Immediately a strong gravitational hold surrounded the warlord, attempting to turn his forward flight into a crash landing on the fortress’s surface. OOC: @Tarn@Unreliable Narrator
  24. IC Kilo-M9 NUVA - Patiwairutiki's cockpit - On top of the Vahki Hive: As the unknown airship descended past Ehlek’s fortress it opened fire with some sort of plasma weapon. Closer inspection indicated the cannon had been severely damaged in a previous engagement. With the fortress’s current momentum the damaged cannon’s shots grazed the upper hull of the hive with mostly superficial damage. Evasion complete. Turning attention to new target. Testing new target’s capabilities. Patiwairutiki turned its hand upwards as it continued to blast air, pointing it diagonally up at the newcomer. Unless Mecha Mantax had some sort of trick up its sleeve it was going to have difficulty getting to the hive. “Records indicate that honorable individuals announce an intention to fight before combat,” the mechanical enforcer said to the incoming mecha. “Unknown machine has fired before such an announcement. The programming of unknown machine appears to be flawed.” A mental communication found its way into Jutori’s mind. If the target is unaffected by the air blast, prepare to evade any aerial attacks by the target. OOC: @Tarn@Unreliable Narrator
  25. IC Kilo-M9 NUVA - Patiwairutiki's cockpit - On top of the Vahki Hive: After Patiwairutiki’s first attack struck true, the Kaita ACR pulled the blade out of the impact point and prepared to strike again. Distress signals detected from target structure. Something approaches from above! Proximity alert. Collision Imminent. Performing evasive maneuvers. As the dark shape above rapidly descended, Patiwairutiki leaned on the edge of the vahki hive to increase its tilt. Grabbing hold of some greebling with one hand, it thrust the other out into the open sky. “Prepare for turbulence,” the mechanical enforcer announced to its allies who were infiltrating the fortress. “Propulsion gust!” A blast of concentrated wind emitted from the titanic mech’s hand out into the atmosphere. The force of the blast caused the fortress to jolt in the opposite direction before slowly picking up speed. Assuming the airship above fell in a straight line, the ACR and the fortress would be out of the way by the time it arrived. "Ally Jutori, prepare for imminent combat." OOC: @BULiK@Snelly@~Xemnas~@Tarn@Unreliable Narrator
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