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  1. GM Fire, pain, then darkness. Nicole's world exploded, then turned dark. When she woke, she was still in the mindscape, still inside Belios. There was a weight on Belios. In the short time that Nicole had been out, the mice been busy. They were crawling all over the armor, a massive pile of fur and metal that surrounded the robot. Could Belios fight its way outof the pile of mice? Probably. They were completely silent as they crawled and skittered, looking for any openings, anywhere they could get in. As Nicole came to, she slowly registered a voice. Someone that had been talking for a while, it seemed. "... -eady inside your grotesque armor once. It is only a matter of time before another finds a way in, and then, you're mine." The voice paused. It was a man. It sounded like one of the scientists. Guy. It was obvious, wasn't it? Of course it would be him. "The nanomachines give me completely control. Bodies that follow my every command, even after they cease to show any life signs. It is quite a feat, really." The mice were crawling all over Belios' visor, it would be a wonder if Nicole could even see anything. "Still, you had to go digging, did you not? And of course, Rita just had to let the little prodigy play. Guess she's regretting that now? But that armor? Now that was a surprise. But don't worry, we'll put it to good use, once you're one of mine."
  2. Opposed Intimidate: 12 IC reaction to that coming after @TheAbsurdist's post.
  3. GM Joey Grant whistled at the sight as he placed his hands on his hips, looking up at the thing. He wore a pair of cargo shorts, sandals, a long-sleeved white t-shirt with an unbottened red and green plaid dress shirt over it. His blonde hair was shaved on the sides with just a small faux hawk on top. He tended to be a bit obnoxious, but he wasn't exactly a bad guy. "That's something, huh?" He rubbed his cheek and looked over at Moira, echoing her words. "Yep, just for you, sweetheart." The other, Valeria Bourne, though she prefered just being called Val, was a bit more hesitating. "Its weird, isn't it? I mean, this is Freedom and all, and the Wharton Forest, but, c'mon, mazes like this doesn't just spring up out of nowhere." She shook her head. She had brunette hair tied into a ponytail that reached to around her shoulders. She wore a bright yellow shirt with a big red circle at the center of the chest, and a pair of jeans. Still, she liked a challenge. She wasn't about to back out just yet. "Well, what are you waiting for, Morley?" Joey piped up, crossing his arms. "It was just for you, right? Lead the way." Inside the maze, it would not be many steps before it split into three directions. Forward, left and right. Three paths to choose, there directions it could lead, between the leaves and branches.
  4. GM On the flying ship, the pirates fumbled through the fog, swinging their blades wildly. Pan's laugh drew them to him, with a multitude of curses thrown his way. Oh, they knew him, that much was sure, and they hated him. Still, even as they found him by his laugh, their cutlasses cut through nothing but fog and air, as they tried to reach heroes. "Get the women, too!" one of the pirates yelled, only to be felled by Pan's glowing blade. The ship moved in front of the other, getting dangerously close. It was only a matter of time before they collided, unless the man at the helm of the other ship managed to steer clear. The pirate steering the first ship had abandoned his post, joining the melee in the heavy fog. On the ground, the pirates started striking against the small dome that held them, again and again, doing all they could to break it.
  5. Forever Boy The ships moved, and it was, quite frankly, marvelous. Whoever was doing it clearly knew what they were doing, and the sheer power that was needed? Now, wasn't that quite something? Pan could see Aja cutting across the pirates, moving faster than they could follow, but even to her skills, the pirates were hardened combatants, or maybe just plain lucky. Luck often seemed to play a role in their victories, after all. With the thick fog rolling over the ship, Pan dove towards them, Pixie Dust gathering in his hand, coalescing into a glowing, golden longsword. He laughed as stopped next to the White Lioness, swinging his sword across the chest of a pirate, who fell back at his blow. "Come now, shall we show them what we can do?"
  6. Forever Boy: Switches Trickster Array to Enhanced Charisma. Dives into the middle of the pirates on Ship A and attacks the nearest one with the Forever Blade: 1d20+7 = 16, and that's a hit. Ship A pirate TOU vs. DC32: 26, and that's one down The crew at ship A tries to attack Forever Boy and White Lioness with their cutlasses, 4 for Forever Boy, 3 for Lioness: Attack against Forever Boy: 22, 7, 15, 25, all miss Attacks against White Lioness: 23, 10, 20, that's one hit. Rolling for concealment miss, on 11+: 17, and that's a miss, too. Finally, the Pirates inside the dome all starts attacking it with their cutlasses: That's 4 DC25 TOU saving throws for the dome, @TheAbsurdist 32 - White Lioness - 1HP - Unharmed - Waiting for a lift for the rest of the turn 26 - Thunderbird - 2HP - Unharmed 25 - Veronica Danger - 3HP - Unharmed 24 - Forever Boy - 4HP - Unharmed 23 - Ship A Crew - Undamaged - 8 Pirates on Ship - 7x Unharmed, 1x KO - 4 Pirates inside the small dome - 4x Unharmed 21 - Ms. Thursday - 2HP - Unharmed (Currently DEF 5) *19 - Salvo - 2HP - Unharmed *11 - Zenith - 2HP - Unharmed 10- Ship B Crew - Undamaged 5 - Building Defenses Other - Zenith's Big Dome - Toughness 10, Def -7? (5-12) (Awesome Size) - Damaged x2 - Zenith's Small Dome - Toughness 10, Def ? (coming later) - Undamaged - Fog/Rainclouds around the building, courtesy of Thunderbird. No longer providing cover, but slowly fading. - The cannonball that didn't break the dome was destroyed, the other is now inside the dome, not too far from the people near the entrance, with pirates appearing from it. The second, smaller dome is over it. - There's a visual obscure fog effect on Ship A, with the heroes not being affected. 17 rounds remaining - The defense system has been activated: 4 Ranged Stun 9 cannons with +7 to hit. - Salvo has the following Jury-Rigged device: -- Comprehend 3 (Horologium; Extras: Linked [Damage]; Flaw: Limited [To Nicole's Laptop], Unreliable) 1PP + Damage 15 (Extras: Linked [Damage], No Saving Throw [+2]; Flaws: Action [1 minute]), Distracting, Limited [Object Connected to Nicole's Laptop], Range [Touch], Uncontrolled); Drawbacks: Full Power, Lethal Only, Noticeable) 0PP*  Current situation, to summarize: The institute is currently surrounded by a Toughness 10 dome, which the teens can pass or shoot through without harm. The flying Sky-Pirate ships are approaching from above. Ship A is about 50 feet away at this point, and Ship B about 500 feet away at this point. Both are about 200 feet above ground. Ship A has been moved, rather violently, in the path of ship B. Forever Boy has reached Ship A, flying over it, in melee with the Pirates. White Lioness is in melee on Ship A, Veronica just behind her. Ship A is covered by a fog, which doesn't affect the heroes. Salvo has created a weapon from the Horologium and summoned Belios, ready for action. A group of 5 pirates have appeared from a glowing light from the cannonball that managed to break through the dome. Ms. Thursday is in melee with 4 pirates of the Pirates inside a smaller dome, with Zenith on top of it. Thunderbird is on the ground near Zenith, currently not fighting anyone. Changing the turn order a bit, with Ship B delaying until after Zenith Since @Cubismo seems to be MIA, @Zeitgeist Blue and @TheAbsurdist is up
  7. Archer Connor was in position by the time Corona and Cline had reached the door. The design and layout of the buildings were so different from what he was used to, but he supposed that was simply the difference between American and old European architecture and design. He had an arrow nocked, but kept the string loose. No point in pulling it before necessary, if it even became necessary. Adrian looked younger than Connor had expected. Then again, so did Corona. He frowned. If it came to a fight, that meant Kombat would be in his prime, not slowed by age at all. Great. At least Cline made sure to stay out of his shot. As they moved around the house, Connor followed, making sure to keep Adrian at sight at all times. Especially when he started moving into the kitchen. Connor wasn't quite sure what they had said, or why he left them alone, but Connor adjusted his position. If there was a window to look into the kitchen, he'd look inside, keeping an eye on Kombat.
  8. REBELLION Contacts. Interesting. Rebellion made another note in the book, the shut it and placed it in his jacket with his pencil and turned back to her. They could go to the precinct, of course. But would it help right now? If they had Captain Crime under lock and key, along with his weapon in the evidence locker. But it was still early. There would be too many people at the precinct. It would be better to wait. And he was hungry. "Sandwich sounds good." His white eyes flickered to Meta-Naut, then back to the police getting ready to leave. His expression was barely there, difficult, if not impossible to reach. His voice as deadpan as ever as he continued. "Too early to break into a precinct anyway." He'd done it before. Probably could again. But some information on Captain Crime would be good.
  9. GM Belios came to life. Nicole fell into the armor's protective shell, and it closed around her. Still, something was wrong. Nicole could feel it immediately, as the armor closed. It was a strange sensation. Like there was something moving inside the armor. Something different, something strange. Something soft, like fur, and yet with a metallic feeling. Brushing against Nicole. Crawling over her, in all the places inside Belios that she couldn't actually see. Her arms, legs. And then, it brushed up against the side of her face. If she turned, she would see a metallic mouse sitting on her shoulder, simply staring at her, without making a sound. She was not alone inside Belios.
  10. REBELLION "Yeah. It's strange. Emerald's not supposed to have any super villains." He paused. "At least not anyone operating in the open." Of course he knew better. Did she? How new was she to Emerald, anyway? He motioned towards the nearby building. "You flew, right? How about moving away from the street?" Rebellion didn't wait for the Meta-Naut to respond before jumping up, landing on the side of the building and quickly scaling it. He could watch the police cars from up here. Keep an eye on what they were up to. If Meta-Naut followed, he would turn to her. "Figure he's from out of town. Sounded at least a bit unhinged." He reached into his jacket, pulled out a small notebook and a pen, flipped it open and started scribbling on it. "Captain Crime. A name like that sounds more like a distraction. Too over the top. But he seemed dangerous, anyway." More notes being written down. "Anything else?" They could follow, of course. See where they took Captain Crime.
  11. Let's use the new sheet. Grapple: 17, you got him This would be after Ahab's moved in turn order, so he'll have jumped down the street and reached the shore by now, though you can hold him there.
  12. GM August 21st, 2019 5:45 PM Wharton State Forest It had sprung up seemingly over night. A labyrinth, in the middle of Wharton State Forest, with pathways made from bushes and trees, the kind that it would take years to grow into place. But well, this place? The entrance was a big, with a large arch made out of the same bushes and trees and interlocking leaves as the rest of the maze. Large letters in a cream white color, in a vaguely Greek font, spelled out "MAZES AND MINOTAURS" at the top of the arch. A lot of people had gathered, some had entered, a lot of people just standing around outside. It was a strange thing, sure, but this was Freedom City, so it wasn't that strange, was it now? On the other hand, one Moira Morley had received an invite. A letter that had arrived at Morley's Pub, adressed to her, with golden letters on the front. It read: "COME FOR ADVENTURE AND FUN, AT THE BRAND NEW MAZES AND MINOTAURS! SPECIAL EVENT, JUST FOR YOU!" Could she pass that up? Maybe, maybe not.
  13. Justice It was kind of weird riding like this, with someone holding on to her. Sure, Gretchen was gentle enough, and didn't hold around her in any weird way, but, she was holding on, and Robin was really more used to just riding on her own. She grinned behind her helmet when Gretchen mentioned playing Dark Side of the Moon. "Sorry, no sound system yet! But, I'm working on it!" That, and a ton of other upgrades and extra things for both the bike, the AnneX and the armors... really, whew, so many things to do, it was a miracle she ever got any hero work done. The ride was rather boring, to tell the truth. The guy who had written this knockoff story clearly didn't understand that you actually had to put something in the stories! At least not until they reached the big, green, small-winged gorillas. With practiced ease, Robin brought the Law Rider to a halt some 30 feet away from the gorillas, putting a foot on the road. "Wow. Did this writer have any original ideas? Those things even got wings." Stepping down from the bike, she stretched her legs a bit. It didn't seem like the gorillas were about to make a move, so... "What do you say? Talk or just start fighting?" Gretched had more experience than her, right? She'd probably know what to do.
  14. GM For a long while, the ride was uneventful. Endless yellow fields, endless silver road, the Ruby Castle ever so slowly growing greater in the distance. So slowly, barely even visibly getting closer. At least Justice's Law Rider was making the journey faster. At least until something else came into view. Up ahead, blocking the path, was a pair of rather large, dark green gorillas. They stood side by side, shoulder touching shoulder. If one were to look closely, they could see small feathered wings at their shoulder blades, obviously way too small to be able to carry the beasts. As they saw Shrike and Justice approaching, the first raised a hand and pointed. The other gave a grunt in response, but neither seemed inclined to move.
  15. REBELLION Return the favor? Rebellion glanced over at the Meta-Naut, while she looked him over. What did she have in mind? He had the distinct impression that she was from a completely different world than his own, and it was a strange feeling, to be honest. To him, Emerald City was a dark place, run by shadowy powers. Cops probably on their payroll. To her? Who knew? He had no idea. A high tech metropolis, led by the greatest minds of the world? She seemed the type to think of it like that. He had to admit, he was not really used to team ups like this. If this could be called a team up. "What did you have in mind?" Elliot wanted to find that gun. Probably destroy it, if possible. Everything he had been taught at Elysium pointed to using the Meta-Naut for that, but, no. That wasn't what he was trying to be, was it?
  16. U.F.O. reaches out with Datalink 16 to try and find anything that can lead to where Leroy is.
  17. 777 remained motionless as the one called Nicole asked the one called Lulu to search for the missing student, and she reacted quite strongly. Something was indeed wrong. It seemed that 777 was right. The missing Terran was indeed in danger, and quite severe at that. The one called Lulu searched for answers, but so did 777. All power to the data communication system, 777 reached out for anything and everything that could be used to locate the Terran teacher, Dr. Chawla. Security cameras, data systems, anything within its power.
  18. GM Ahab snarled and struggled. He stared straight at Gauss, madness in his eyes. "Let me go, ya wench or I swear I will rip your arms from your sockets!" He snapped to the Forever Boy, the madness mixing with pure hate. "I know nothing of this world, Forever Boy! This world is madness! But I know that the Whale is out there!" Spit was flying from his mouth, as he struggled. Then his lips twisted into a wide grin. "And I shall find it!" With an almost supernatural show of force, he pulled free, somehow breaking through Gauss' hold on him. He landed heavily on the ground, then set off, leaping further towards the water, higher and faster than one would have expected given his frame. It seemed teh chase was on again.
  19. Give me a Notice check, DC25, read spoiler if passing.
  20. GM "Quick." The voice repeated from down the hall. The area of the hall between Nicole and Rita's laboratory was rather bare, except for the occassional hallways leading left or right to other laboratories. Not much to use as a weapon. But, of course, Nicole had other options. The darkness didn't bother Nicole anymore, though the short flashes of light might. There was nothing to see. Nothing to hear, aside from the voice down the hall. As Nicole moved forward, past a hallway leading down to some laboratories on the right, now about halfway to the room where the man called out, she noticed it. The Belios armor, great and imposing, ready for use. Appearing from out of nowhere, casting a shadow for the bright seconds where the lights flickered. Surely, nothing could go wrong, as long as Nicole had Belios.
  21. Archer "Yeah." Connor was honestly at a loss of words here. The entire trip... it had just gone so fast. Thank god that the lenses on his mask had at least protected his eyes from the wind somewhat. He was shaking slightly, but really tried not to show. How could Cline even live at that speed? And now they were in freaking Belgium. He'd never even left the damn state before. Super people were insane. Shaking his head and trying to steel himself a bit, he nodded at Corona. "Sounds good. Yeah, that sounds like a plan. I'll get up high. Stay out of sight. Catch him if he tries to slip out. Sounds like a plan?" No quips, he'll throw a trantrum? That was useful to know. "What was it about weird spelling in the 90'es, anyway?" he muttered, mostly to himself as he reached for his bow and arrow, shooting a line up to the roof of a building, then pulled himself up and started making his way to the back of the place.
  22. RETURNING STUDENTS Name: Pan Barrie (Real ID: Pan) Codename: Forever Boy Year: Junior Pronouns: He/him/ Current Intramural Team: Blue Squad Current Roommate: Micah Roebuck (Thunderbird) Reflection: Have even more adventures with his fellow students! I made so many friends in the last year, and we had such wonderful adventures! Only thing I was disappointed with was not finding any way home, but I got time. School Club: Youth Group, drama club. Could we get an adventure club?
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