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  1. "No, don't think so." B'ka scratched the side of his snout, glancing up at the stars. "Our trainer doesn't want Squires risking themselves, so I kinda snuck away when we got close to this system. Our Knight's got stuff to do, so he's not likely to swing 'round, but it's all negotiatin' and stuff, so I figured 'lana'll come looking, and when she's already here we'll have to help out!" The young bull Khered cracked his armored knuckles, taking stock of the blasted, dreary landscape. "A true Star Knight's about action," he said, though to whom was a mystery, "d'you know when they'll show? The pirates? You're with the Prophets, right?" he asked Jolan, "y'can see the future?"
  2. A brilliant shooting star flared through the thin atmosphere, a pretty sight to even those jaded by cosmic routine. It quickly became apparent, however, that the shooting star was failing to burn up, and in a few seconds had enlarged into a brassy lump afire from 'sphere entry! It hurtled towards the ground, threatening destruction the little town hadn't weathered since Then the jets fired, the lump slowed, and a horned Star Knight slammed bodily into the ground, bouncing and rolling and coming to a gentle rest beside the two Lor. Unsteadily, it rose to its hooves, swaying gently before the scout siblings. Sizzling with the friction of its descent, the unmistakable armor of Mentor's Citadel of heroes shone like ruddy gold, the figure inside already hefty and imposing, made more so by faceless metal. A faint hum within indicated the activation of Star Stone-powered machinery, and the horned helmet slid back to reveal the face of the newest arrival. A fuzzy brown snout, large, floppy ears and soft, shy brown eyes peered down at the duo. Giving lie to the arcing horns of the armor, the Knight's own horns were two rough, uneven stumps. He was unmistakably one of the stodgy Khered from the backspace breadbasket worlds. "Hey," he said, looking back and forth between Jolan and Fa'Rua, "is this the planet with a lot of bad guys? I need to know before Squire Kath'lana gets here. I got us-I mean, we got lost. I'm B'ka. Squire B'ka, I mean. Who are you guys?"
  3. Ari

    Judgement Day (IC)

    "Merely a handful, Dee. They will see, and confess, that they underestimated you." Leroy planted a kiss on Judy's ring-bearing hand, smiling across the table to Adrian. "Cousin, it would delight me if I might see you again, to make up for my hasty and careless words. The Commander is correct, a fight profits none of us." "Oh, can I come too?" the eyeless horror at the end of the table perked up, the horns framing her tautened skin seeming to strain it all the more as a fanged grin separated her jaws. Claire rose, picked up the Lictor and walked through a door into white light that opened silently to admit her while Leroy visibly struggled to find an approrpiate response. "Meet at ship." she said, before the door slid shut. "Be right with you." Adrian's face was significantly relaxed compared to how rigid and grim she'd been earlier. Returning her cousin's smile, the Demon of Earth-2 stood as well, nodding to the Headmistress. "Thanks for the meeting. Took a real weight off knowing this wasn't the disaster me or Beast expected. I'll see you next time I can, Leroy, if Judith's alright with it. If you'll excuse me, I got reports to make, worlds to save, the neverending battle..." A door of light opened behind her, swallowing the Demon and closing noiselessly behind, leaving the four alone in the conference room. For just a moment, to Judy's eyes, she saw the shadows of armies in the blazing light. Behind them soared a tower of fire from which the light came, its radiance illuminating and almost healing. But magnetic, so the eye had to fight to turn on anything else, to not be lost in the sussurating, calming flames... Then, like the memory of a dream, it was gone. Beside her, Leroy said very softly "You can see why I wanted the meeting here. Thank you, Ms. Summers," he added, rising to bow to the Claremont administrator, "for the trouble you have taken and the time given, and for your forbearance in this matter. And you, Ashley," he added with a rueful smile, "for your help I consider myself well indebted." "Would you like to go somewhere to-day, Judy? To make up for such an unpleasant noon?" he asked, golden eyes asparkle, "there is to be a performance in Liberty Park, by the city symphony. I have never heard such music before, until Kameron relayed some from the internet."
  4. OOC thread for this thread. Supersuits as a Service. @RocketLord
  5. GM January 25th, Saturday, 2020, 11.55PM Outside Emerald Tower, downtown Emerald City, OR The last lingering, heartrending notes pierced the chill night air, and UK's violin went silent. For a moment, all around Robin was an almost sacred hush as the renowned string virtuoso stood to take a bow. In the glare of red lamps that had filled the night sky, held in place by repulsor bands that turned clouds of countless paper shells into magnetically-unified pieces of airborne art, Robin saw K looking almost uneasy at the awestruck hush. Above and about flitted the newsdrones, covering the MarsTech New Years bash while other electric eyes took in events unfolding across the Emeralds. Of all the crowds, though, this was going to be the biggest. There were familiar faces in the crowd, not like looming Chung was ever going to miss a chance to carry his "THE END IS NOW" signs where a camera was going to be, but on nights like this the comforting seas of familiarity was upset with crosswinds of newcomers, people who'd look at you funny and hurry on if you asked them how they werre doing. In that moment, though, all were united, Munchkin and outsider alike, by that same thrill through every heart. To make a sound would have been blasphemous. Max Mars broke the spell, jumping out of the audience and onto the stage beside K with a single bound, applauding furiously with giant grin on his face. "Yue Kei, everybody! All you shapes and flavours out there, give her a big 'welcome home' hand!" With admirable obedience the Emerald citizens cheered, the cold winter air blasted with steam from thousands of throats. In the heated shelter UK started, laughed despite herself, and bowed in rapid succession to different areas of the crowd. Max grinned like an indulgent father. Switching off his mic, he and UK exchanged a word, the young woman nodding and beginning to clear up her music and put back her instruments. As she did so, Mars went on blithely. "Nicely done! now, Kei has to leave us for the night, but stick around! Because on the stroke of midnight, as we enter a new year, I've got a little surprise for you...well, two surprises, but you'll see! Now, may I have a volunteer from the audience?" His brilliant green eyes scanning the crowd suddenly locked on Robin's. "Well hey-hey, Rob! Glad to see you could make it to another of my little shindigs! Like to come up?" he looked deeply chagrined as he added "I promise, no giant robots this time!"
  6. The new year is all about being your best self! Mag-Might The Kids Aren't Alright 2 IC posts Sun Dragon Everybody Knows 2 IC posts Judgement Day 6 IC posts Tech Compliance 3 IC posts We'll Shine Together 3 IC posts Your Fault 1 IC Post GM To The Salmon Look Ma, No Self, No Sense, No Death! 1 GM post Guide Point: To The Salmon
  7. Ari

    Judgement Day (IC)

    "I am torn," Leroy admitted, the boy's lovely smile dimming as he spoke, "rent in two on all respects. Alien though it is to anyone born under a blue sky, Earth-2 is my home. I know you would be great among us, Dee, as you are among the people of your adopted Earth. I grew up in the seat of our highest and most rigorous debates, yet until I came here I had never heard anyone say our work could be more just, more virtuous. Even if my mother never listened to you, others would. Mercy over vengeance, to care for weaknesses as equal to fostering strengths, these things could change the course of our whole history!" His golden eyes surveyed the world outside their window, Freedom City rising on its hills into the distance, the great mass of Wharton State Forest looming behind it, the two rivers ribboning westward. "Yet this world, of which I have seen only a fraction, calls to me. I smell it in the air, I feel it in the earth, I hear it in the water. There is suffering here, a loneliness that will never be filled. But this cold, hard place brings out the true shape of a heart." The boy looked down at her, the six long rents in his face a stark white against his dark skin. "Judy, if you will have me, I will remain here. Your God is my God, and your people are my people, where you go I too shall go, to whatever end." "What, you won't even visit?" Adrian shook her head that's cold, man, ice cold." Leroy's eyes flashed as he rounded on her "I never said-! of course I will visit, just not to see you, cousin!"
  8. Ari

    Judgement Day (IC)

    Adrian spread her arms and was about to speak, frustration in her eyes, when suddenly Leroy broke in. "...Um, mother believes this world is special. Th-that us absorbing it into our Skies would wreak a cataclysm on the Omniverse. She told me that its rescue must come from its own heroes." The Demon snorted. "What, and that's worth most the planet suffering? Sister Red can handle a god on its home turf, me and the gang can deal with some bad cosmic planning." Judy felt Leroy grab her hand under the table, almost painfully. "Cousin," he said, "do we help anyone not born on an Earth?" Adrian's jaw clenched. "No," she admitted, "we don't. What's your point?" "That all must be saved." Leroy smiled at his girlfriend, "Something I did not know until I met Judy. This world became her refuge, cousin, there is something at work here! Something good." "Whatever line you're feeding this kid, Judith, it's working." Adrian grumbled, though she smiled wryly. "You've given me something to think about, at least. I guess that's the reason," she added to Ashley, shrugging her huge shoulders, "space magic says 'no'."
  9. GM One of the crew launched over a container, spitting with rage. "Surrender? After all the Lions' broken promises? Your word's hollow as your head, boy!" Others emerged, also carrying weapons...only to toss them into a heap and step back, one of them calling out "He's right that we're beaten, Sen. Besides, captain's overboard, we need to help him and Zer!" Looking back and forth in mounting outrage and dismay, Sen at last tossed his sonic pulser into the pile and joined the rest. "Us Serpents aren't the traitors, Lion," he told Red Lynx, "your kind are, traitors against all humanity!" His words drew angry looks from the rest of the Viper Star's crew, but not at the young hero. What might have followed afterwards would remain a mystery, as just then the sky split open above the on-rushing freighter, releasing three rapidly-moving figures. One, a suit of armor designed to resemble a roaring red lion, darted above the disarmed crew. From the snarling helmet thundered a voice Red Lynx and White Lioness knew all too well: Baako, the impetuous young scion of the Hyenas! "SMUGGLERS!" he thundered, voice cracking and roiling over the sound of the engine and rushing Atlantic breeze, "WELCOME TO THE GRAVE! FOR DAKANA!" Drawing back and bracing in mid-air, he unleashed a visible column of concentrated sonic waves, like but on a massively higher level of power than the hand-weapons briefly in use against the Claremont students! Those very weapons vanished into a portal opened with a dismissive wave by another of the trio, a figure swathed in mottled deep blue from head to toe. With another flick of the wrist, a portal came into being in front of the Viper Star, growing slowly but surely. A resounding thud at the stern was followed by a noticeable increase in speed, the ship turning slowly to better aim into the centre of the growing, shimmering portal.
  10. New Order: Pacis: Unharmed-GM Octoman: Injured(x1), 4HP Red Lion: Unharmed-GM Red Lynx: Unharmed, 2HP Ms. Thursday: Unharmed, Flat-footed, 2HP Viper Star Crew: Unharmed(8)-GM White Lioness: Unharmed, Flat-footed, 2HP Empyr: Unharmed-GM Artificer: Unharmed, Flat-footed, 2HP Dio: Unharmed, Flat-footed, 2HP Sun Dragon: Unharmed, Flat-footed, 2HP @Cubismo Ms, Thursday is up!
  11. Rolling individually, just for the hex: none of them get even close. Ruling they're suitably impressed at Octoman's physical display and Kam's presence to lay down their arms. However, things continue to keep happening. A new trio arrive, whose leader White Lioness and Red Lynx recognize as their relative Baako from the Hyena nation in Dakana, promptly attacking the Viper Star's crew with lethal force! The team is EternalPhoenix builds upped in PL with a few new surprises by virtue of being villains. Their Initiatives: Empyr(EternalPhoenix's Spatial Warper build, advanced to PL13): 13. Pacis(EternalPhoenix's Powerhouse Speedster, also PL13): 50. Red Lion(EternalPhoenix's Paragon w/ Sonic Device at PL13 with all powers inside of a Device): 24. Next post with new order and continuing of our fight already in progress.
  12. Ari

    Judgement Day (IC)

    "If you chose to live with us, there'd be no limits on you. Anywhere you want to live, anything you want to do, it's possible...so long as it's not on the surface of Seethe." "The name for Amatuken's Earth. A wild place, full of beasts and tectonic havoc." The Lictor clutched the tablet close to herself as she shuddered "A planet given over to dragons and other monsters of the deep. No human has set foot there for almost half a century!" "Yeah, Lictor. We kinda swore." Adrian said 'swore' with finality, like when one of Judy's father's friends called something 'unconstitutional.' "Living spaces, goods, food, any material need is freely provided for. If the inhabitants of other Earths are fine with it, you can live on any you like. If you'd like to live in space, or the Sky habitats, that can be arranged too. Li says you're interested in medical science. If that's true, then we have teachers and schools from across hundreds of timelines for you to choose from, or just teach yourself with help from the exoweb, a nearly-infinite database of knowledge anyone can access. "He tells me you're religious. I'm not, but angels and followers of countless faiths live among us. If you want to help people get fed, clothed and sheltered, new worlds are coming in all the time, and many with people kept starving and afraid by their old rulers. Someone nice but with a spine is just what they need." Adrian shrugged, "You could also voyage across the stars, unravel the secrets of infinite power, party for the rest of your life, or join the Army of Light, become a warrior against tyranny and idol of billions." Her lips quirked "But I'm biased."
  13. @Thevshi This sounds like right up our Squires' street!
  14. <"I take large man, you stop merchant?"> Magh'kee's hand-signs weren't as deft or articulated as a human's sensitive paws would have been, but at least she managed to get the gist across to Meta-Naut before turning and hurtling off of the roof and into the fray. She hit the walls on either side on the way down, bouncing and flailing in the As she crashed heavily into the biggest and most obvious of the targets, her stubby arms and legs swung out into a giant, glittering 'X' of green-hot fury, a jet of fire bolting from her mouth as she landed on his head. With both crystal arms she crushed the human's to his sides, roaring a command to surrender in no known or existing tongue as her wedge-shaped feet pinned his legs with all the force a fire-powered mutant could muster! Now that she had him, there wasn't really much to do but wait, and figure out what came next. She slammed her blocky head experimentally against the mutate's back, shuddering at the jelly-like reverberation through the twisted musculature and skeleton. Given how they surrounded themselves with hard things, it was unsettling to remember how soft and watery the Sky-People actually were. More like Morlocks than Igneates or Magmin. Hopefully that meant they didn't have to spend long outside. At least in one of the fake caves they could rest a little easier.
  15. And by that I apparently meant 17 days later. Considering how high 60ft is and assuming a fairly orderly cargo setup, 120ft does it, and that means it still hits dead-on(vs DC15 Defence). Crewman DC25 Toughness save: 14, incapacitated, and with a -2 to Knockback, that's a rank 8, so 250ft away from the ship and into the water. Capt. Imamba DC 25 Toughness: 15, incapacitated, force transferred to Crewman, so rebounds onto deck in a dazed heap. Viper Star Crew: Unharmed(8)-GM Artificer could get a HP or two collecting the Viper Star's crew, as an aside @Dr Archeville Next up is @angrydurf, take it away Red Lynx!
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