World War II - The Vanguard Issue #11 Long way from home...

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Post  smaug on Thu Jul 05 2012, 07:45

OOC: Good idea mate us leaving the ship, your right hopefully harder to target plus we won't be putting all our eggs in one basket. Don't suppose if you can't find a robot sentinels metal husks would be any good, i didn't think so as there more walking statue than machine. P.S. really need a air supply in this suit.

IC: "Right, hit the ground running hit them hard hit them fast. Like it, they'll never knew what hit 'em"


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Post  Admin on Sat Jul 07 2012, 00:35

The ships automated defenses kicked in, throwing up an impressive field of anti missile fire. Even so, it turned and apparently fled behind the cover of several moon mountains, and out of direct firing range. Once the threat of attack had diminished after the Ship/Skralls had assured the Vanguard it was, effectively, rendered invisible to radar so long as it didn't move too quickly, the team could get on with their plans. Frostbite asked about a robot host for his Computer symbiote, and a Skrall technician duly nodded, then reached across a panel to pull a lever.



The floating robot slid from a service hatch. Strictly speaking it was a maintenance droid, but due to the ship wide upgrades its welding apparatus could deliver a real kick up to ten feet away!

Frostbite shrugged and with a touch he shuddered, feeling Frostbot depart and the robot in front of him suddenly swivel its head and hover up to head height.

"It is good to be free again." stated Frostbot. "Though my capabilities seem much reduced with the host carbon unit."

Lionheart glanced at Frostbite and Sentinel, rolling his eyes. He was about to say something about robots with delusions of grandeur but a glance at Beth had him biting his tongue. The group followed a pair of Skrall technicians down to an airlock.

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The intense cold prevented Sentinel from creating his own space suit

He could have simply attached a cannister of pressurised air to his costume and had up to an hour or so of breathable air, but the metal wouldn't have been much insulation against the absolute zero of space! On the other hand, Frostbite didn't so much mind the cold as the vacuum. He figured he might survive a short time in space, but didn't want to think about the effects of vacuum on his body.

Lionheart was reasonably sure he would be fine for up to an hour or so - his forcefield seemed proof against most things, and could be made impermeable to protect against poison gas or in this case, the cold and vacuum of space. Still, he took no chances, and suited up.

Beth stood sadly nearby, reminded of her few requirements. She required neither food, sleep, rest, air, water or protection from the vacuum of space. With a sigh she turned to the group, who were all adjusting straps and gazing through fishbowl type helmets attached to their space suits. Ready?

The Frostbot floated behind as the airlocks cycled and the group stepped out onto the surface of the moon...

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Beth kept her light to a minimum, though on the dark side of the moon she couldn't help but stand out like a powerful torchlight!

Both her and Lionheart flew over the moons surface, hugging contours and keeping their senses peeled. They were much faster fliers than Frostbite and Sentinel, but aware the other two were the 'big guns' when it came to a fight thanks to their Dark power.

Lionheart gave the sign for Beth to halt and the pair slowed to look over the peak of a ridge down at the Nazi moon base from a position opposite that which they'd tried approaching from before.

There were dozens of tiny figures hopping across the moons surface, all wearing Nazi uniforms and armed with weapons, though at the distance the pair were at, it was tricky to see what.

One thing was clear though, and the pair realised it at the same time.

"The Nazis..." said Beth

"Aren't wearing space suits" said Lionheart, finishing her sentence.

=========

Sentinel and Frostbite made steady progress across the moon surface, Frostbot followed...

Suddenly Sentinel slowed. "Do you feel that?" he asked quietly.

Frostbite frowned. He 'felt' nothing unusual. Frostbot turned to stare at a rolling series of 'dunes'.

Just then the head, then shoulders and body of an automaton, a 'mech' came into view before disappearing behind a dune! It was headed straight for them!

Frostbot spoke up "I fear I have alerted the enemy to our presence thanks to the electromagnetic signature of my host form."



The Mech was hundreds of metres away as yet, which surprised Sentinel - as far as he knew, he 'tested' range was around 100m. Still, he wasn't actively trying to manipulate or control the metal, only sense it, so might he have a longer range in that case? He would have to test it out - if the team ever got chance to take a breather!

The pair had a choice - try to outrun the thing or make a stand - and risk it transmitting their location to the base!

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Lionheart shivered, and narrowed his eyes

He saw a group of half a dozen Nazis turn, point in their rough general direction, and start hopping across the moon surface towards them. It would take a good 5-10 minutes at their pace, but how had they been seen? He frowned, then saw something else. A maintenance hatch where a small three wheeled vehicle was being steered into at the back of the vast structure. The pair of them would have to break cover to fly down to it, and would doubtless be seen by the group that were heading towards them as they flew the 300m or so to the hatch, but they could get inside the building before it closed.

Of course, making their own door wouldn't be a problem, but alerting the Nazis might be. There were... he counted at super speed... fifty four Nazis scouring the hills and dunes near the base for signs of them, making slow steady progress as they spread outwards. A lot to take on, but with Lionheart and Sunbursts speed, possibly not an issue. They'd be more of a problem for Frostbite and Sentinel if the alarm were raised. How on earth - or rather, the moon - had the Nazis detected them, if indeed they had?

Beth was shaking her head. "How can they all survive in space without suits? Are they ALL superhuman? I thought Lunarium affected each person differently. Have the Nazis perfected it to create their 'master race', and in doing so, made them able to survive in outer space? What else can they do? Whatever it is, we won't have long to find out unless we're gone when they get here!"

OOC Frostbite and Sentinel have time to hide in the dunes but chances are Frostbot is leading the mech right to them. Lionheart and Sunburst, despite being behind cover, can see a group of nazis moving towards them steadily across the moon plain. They will have to climb a steep slope to get to Lionheart so there's still time to be somewhere else, sticking to cover. Or they can break cover and fly towards the service entrance at the rear of the great swastika building, your call..
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Re: World War II - The Vanguard Issue #11 Long way from home...

Post  Steeple_jackuk on Sat Jul 07 2012, 08:58

Admin wrote:OOC Frostbite and Sentinel have time to hide in the dunes but chances are Frostbot is leading the mech right to them. Lionheart and Sunburst, despite being behind cover, can see a group of nazis moving towards them steadily across the moon plain. They will have to climb a steep slope to get to Lionheart so there's still time to be somewhere else, sticking to cover. Or they can break cover and fly towards the service entrance at the rear of the great swastika building, your call..

Lionheart and Beth Looked around then back at one another as they devised a plan. "We need to get into the base, if they think we're it, then the other stand a better chance of being overlooked, at least I hope so. Let change this up a gear, they know we're hear but not where we are. Lets see if we can get a close to that hatch as possible and get in. Either way, if we go straight for it or get discovered sneaking around the Nazi's will know, our only chance is to try and sneak by and sneak in - perhaps then we'll be ok at least for the time being."

Making their way swiftly, flying over the surface so as not to kick up dust nor bounce around the two of them made their way around toward a clear run at the hatch, that afforded them the best cover.

Meanwhile, Frostbite turned to Sentinel saying,
"Like it or not, with Frostbot we're going to run afoul of metal munching mecs the whole way around. I'm so glad we've got you buddy. We've not got time to worry about these mecs, but I imagine we're about to find others here about as we get closer, so I suggest you turn them into expensive paper weights. Lets hold off on using the Shadows till we need it.


Turning to Frostbot, Frostbite said, "If you can get some information from these things or from wherever they're being deployed from that would be good to. If they are connected into the main base in some way, we might be able to use that to get you in and overwhelm their computer systems.

With a silent wave of his hand, he allowed Sentinel to take point as they flew on toward the Robot guard.

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Re: World War II - The Vanguard Issue #11 Long way from home...

Post  smaug on Sat Jul 07 2012, 16:37

"i'm not sure if i can interrogate robot its not like they have souls...er sorry" he quickly stopped himself as he look at frostbot.

OOC: Cue han and cheewie spy droid hoth screen Dave oooorrrr

IC: "secret option number 23 combine our powers, I'll hold him and whisk the robot over to are cover as you freeze him to prevent it from signalling its base then transfer frostbot over or something similar. Hey presto with have a trojen horse and frostbot is better equipt. What do you think?" he asked his friend with a whisper

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Post  Steeple_jackuk on Sat Jul 07 2012, 18:10

smaug wrote:IC: "secret option number 23 combine our powers, I'll hold him and whisk the robot over to are cover as you freeze him to prevent it from signalling its base then transfer frostbot over or something similar. Hey presto with have a trojen horse and frostbot is better equipt. What do you think?" he asked his friend with a whisper

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It depends, I did think of this, but then thought maybe your upgrade to the ship would mean the current robot form that Frostbot is in, would be better. Paul can we get some clarification, which would be better?


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Re: World War II - The Vanguard Issue #11 Long way from home...

Post  Admin on Mon Jul 09 2012, 12:06

OOC Apologies for the delay - been working all weekend (and running about after kids when I got home) so chances have been few and far between to update. Right, let's see (Frostbite and Sentinel):

The Mechs are composed mostly of metal, but Sentinel can't really effect the material (sort of silicon like, but a Skrall version) that passes for the brains in their computers. As far as communicating, or gleaning information from the thing, Frostbot is easily your best bet. The problem comes when it reports what it's found after its routine patrol, and when it sends images back of you guys, the Nazis will be onto you. The trojan horse idea is a fine one though - automated systems won't fire on themselves if they give the correct codes to all those sentry guns dotted about the Nazis base. Frostbot can help with that. Bit of a tricky situation - you want to take the mech in one piece, block all its transmissions and use it to get into the base undetected. You're stood on the surface of the moon, all dust and rock, with few hiding places (though there are some) and near zero gravity, but you can both fly. Options present themselves (to me anyway) but this is your show Razz
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Post  DavidMcMahon on Mon Jul 09 2012, 14:13

ooc: Don't know if you guys are still a few hours behind me or now around my same time but Anyman sent a radio message a bit back asking you guys to try to takeover the Nazi base so we can use it as a base for his new Legion of Supers and as a storage area for ships we aren't using. Keeps us from having disagreements with the various governments over them if we have our own place they don't have any jurisdiction over. Very Happy
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Post  Steeple_jackuk on Mon Jul 09 2012, 14:44

Admin wrote: Options present themselves (to me anyway) but this is your show Razz

Frostbite quickly turned to his companions saying,
"Here is what I propose. Frostbot you come with me, we'll sneak up on the robot intangible and when it gets close I'll unload you onto it. Sentinel, you take the Robot that Frostbot was within turn it into some sort of rock like thing, behind which you can hide. That way when the robot gets close it won't be a picture of you its taking but one of a strange lump on the moon out here. When Frostbot is aboard, we'll keep behind it, so that at no point can it take images of us, then with Frostbot leading the way we can see if we can get into the base.


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Ok glad you're weekend went well Paul. No worries about updates.

As regard the plan, we'll follow what I've suggested and see where that takes us. If all else fails, then we go back to non subtle lets get this over with.


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Post  Admin on Tue Jul 10 2012, 00:03

OOC As David M says, you guys are a bit behind, time wise, but you got the message to keep the base intact.

Frostbite touched the small robot to absorb his computer symbiote into himself then turned intangible, staying out of sight and waiting for the robot to turn up.

Sentinel, meanwhile, changed the Frostbots former body into a 'rock like thing' behind which he could hide and wait for the robot to turn up.

Soon after the Mech showed up... It crested a rise, swivelled its torso and brought guns to bear on the 'rock' about to open fire! Sentinel was tough, but those were big guns, with this thing standing some thirty feet high! Chances were they'd pack a punch!

Just then the robot turned again, having detected the heat signature of a life form... and Frostbite placed a hand on its leg having turned tangible just behind it, and shown up on the things scanners...

Frostbot 'leapt' inside and the mech jerked, stiffened, and toppled to the side!

A moment later it clanked into life, struggling to its feet with Sentinel and Frostbite ready for a fight...

"I am in control" stated Frostbot. "The Robots onboard systems indicate it is to scour the surface of the moon for intruders, report back, and destroy them if they cannot be captured. It is expected back within the hour. It received the call from the base that there was a spacecraft approaching and there are half a dozen more of these Skrall designed robots in the area. Each packs a ... formidable... punch, but the servos that power its movement are effective in low gravity only, a tradeoff for the firepower it carries."

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Beth nodded, and she and Lionheart leapt over the crest of the ridge they hid behind and made for the closing access door in the base...

Despite the pairs incredible speed, the Nazis appeared to be drawn to them and ran as fast as they could over the moons surface, which would have been an impressive speed - far faster than the fastest normal human sprinter - had not Sunburst and Lionheart been capable of even faster speeds!

Leaving a trail of dropping dust behind him as he sped across the moons surface, Lionheart looked up and saw Sunburst keeping pace. They were near the base now, and saw Sentry guns swivelling towards them, so picked up their pace!

The guns opened fire, kicking up rock and dust but unable to bring to bear on the Vanguardians as they ducked under the closing barrier and into a vast airlock, full of parked vehicles. There was a gantry some 10m up running around the length of the 50m x 100m room, and windows lined the wall of the upper level, where Nazi soldiers looked down into the room, seeing the glowing woman and her spacesuit clad companion!

The alarm blared out, and Sunburst turned to Lionheart "This place will be crawling with Nazi guards soon!" she shouted over the din, and hovered in place looking for an exit.

Lionheart saw one - a great pair of doors that led into the corridors of this place. They looked reinforced, like 'blast doors'. Steps ran up to the gantry and along the wall were smaller airlock type doors. The place was sealed from the vacuum and the metal would be sturdy if Skrall technology was anything to go by.

Suddenly the large blast doors began to open...



In the doorway a group of dust covered Nazis stood. They wore no space suits, and appeared not to notice the deadly cold that registered to Lionhearts superhuman senses. He had a 'bad feeling' about this, and sure enough, when his heightened eyesight looked across the 75m or so to the blast doors, he saw that the Nazi soldiers were, in fact, dead already.

The final solution. Hitler had made his soldiers effectively immortal and unkillable by normal means!

OOC Combat time, or seek to evade them? There's plenty of crates, moon buggies, tools and partially dismantled equipment in here to use as cover. The darkness doesn't seem to bother the Nazis, but they see Sunburst anyway, as she sticks out like a sore thumb.

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Frostbot reported "There is an alarm at the base. It has been breached."

"The descriptions match those of Sunburst and Lionheart. Many of the soldiers outside of the base have been recalled to deal with them. There are standing orders to capture Lionheart alive..." explained the robot.

OOC Best speed to the base, or are you still wary of the base defenses? It'll be on high alert now.
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Post  smaug on Tue Jul 10 2012, 07:30

"Dam there goes the element of surprise. Oh well subtly really isn't my strong point anyway. Care to dance old boy?" sentinel asked indicating they should pick up pace and head towards the base double time.

OOC: What do you think Dave pincer movement or hit the base while they are dealing with the others?

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Post  Admin on Thu Jul 12 2012, 21:49

OOC just waiting on Dave for Lionhearts and Frostbites updates Ross, just to let you know I'm still here Smile
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Post  Steeple_jackuk on Fri Jul 13 2012, 07:39

Admin wrote:OOC just waiting on Dave for Lionhearts and Frostbites updates Ross, just to let you know I'm still here Smile

OOC:
I posted two days ago, went away and read up and find my post isn't there? Now I have to read back and think what was it that I said. So annoying, if we can migrate to a better more supported site, it can't happen soon enough. This one is so flaky (although not as bad as the first one - that was all flake!).


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"Lets move it, keep pace with me and lead them a merry dance. That way, hopefully the others will have a better chance of securing the base."

Truth was, Lionheart wasn't keen to engage the undead a second time, not least of all because in here, he couldn't tell if Beth would be able to recharge, staying ahead and not using their powers but leading this deadly charge into the base, seemed like a way to turn the final solution against the Nazi's.

Frostbite

Meanwhile Frostbite considered their options.

"Best speed to the base, I'll let you and Frostbot find a way in and we can then find out what is going on here, defences and what not. Just be careful the base may be hunting Lionheart and Beth, but their automated systems might still train on us."

OOC:
Ok so we make best speed for the base, flying. I'll be intangible so that I can take point safely.

As soon as up to the base, I'll let Sentinel get us in, so much metal to play with, should keep him happy. Only remember we're trying to keep the base intact. And I'll let Frostbot jump into the base if that is his best move or just relay information to us, if that is better for us. Here's hoping this one gets through.


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Post  smaug on Sat Jul 14 2012, 23:49

And with a nod they were gone bounding over the moons low gravity surface, sentinel had a moment lapse of concentration and spotted the earth in the corner of his visor. It looked so small and blue like a little blue orb or marble then it hit him he was on the moon, the moon you know that big thing in the sky that everyone looks up at and wonder what it would be like for man to walk on the surface one day but now the future had been rewritten.

OOC : lets see what base defences they have and if they detect us first before we go medieval on the Nazi filth

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Post  Admin on Sun Jul 15 2012, 21:48

Lionheart watched as the Nazi undead walked into the room, spreading out. They started to advance...

He simply flew over the top of them, Beth close behind, and into the corridors beyond! he heard the shouts recede as they raced through corridors. It was cold, as if the air conditioning either neither functioned or had been turned off.

Beth landed, glowing form lightning up the corridor. "Do you think it best we split up or... what's that?"

She pointed behind where the pair stood in a long east-west corridor, to a grille set near floor level, where mist was belching forth...

Suddenly Lionheart got 'that feeling' again and turned to look down the corridor. He knew that in the next second or so a thick steel blast door would drop from the ceiling! He whirled about, knowing full well another was about to slam down and seal them in a 10m stretch of corridor!

From one end of the corridor a group of Nazi soldiers rounded a corridor, heading towards the pair! They were 20-30m away, and running towards them, grey skin showing their obvious 'unlife'. That left back in the docking bay with the other group, wait for the sealed doors to slam down, or take on the... four undead Nazis coming towards them!

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As Frostbite and Sentinel sped across the moons surface, they created a rise and looked down at the distant base. Suddenly Sentinel turned, sensing the metal about to emerge from the ground - an automated gun! With a gesture he cubed it, changing its metal body from that of gun into a cube of metal!

Half a dozen more guns were dispatched in the same manner, and Frostbite was unaffected anyway, being insubstantial.

Frostbot strode up. "Scanners indicate... several moving objects beyond the next mound. Unliving."

Half a dozen undead Nazi guards, without space suits or means to survive in vacuum. They crouched, levelling weapons at the trio!

OOC Frostbot is in a large mech form, Sentinel can ignore most metal projectiles and Frostbite is intangible - you have the option of taking these guys out, or simply ignoring them and getting to the base... of course, they may wish to attract your attention in another manner beside guns...
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Post  smaug on Mon Jul 16 2012, 07:46

"Just another walk in the park eh Joe?" but inside he felt very different, war used to be simple brutal but simple you knew what/who the enemy was. Now yes things had changed, he didn't mind kill monsters he could deal with that but the undead creeped him out he could bear to be near them, these abominations where best despatched at a distance.

As they approached sentinel could sense their cold steel of there helmets, barrels and rusty bayonets with out hesitation he sought to fling them into the vacuum of space every floating for he knew if any object were to be tossed high enough from the surface it would just keep on travelling forever

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Post  Steeple_jackuk on Mon Jul 16 2012, 09:32

Admin wrote:LionheartFrom one end of the corridor a group of Nazi soldiers rounded a corridor, heading towards the pair! They were 20-30m away, and running towards them, grey skin showing their obvious 'unlife'. That left back in the docking bay with the other group, wait for the sealed doors to slam down, or take on the... four undead Nazis coming towards them!

Moving with superspeed swiftness as only he could do, Lionheart shot forward heading straight at the approaching Nazi's. Without slowing down he shot over, around even under them as he slipped like smoke past them toward the far entrance and out the other side. "note to self..." He quipped, "...must avoid tightly controlled spaces."

Before moving off deeper into the complex.

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Ok don't know if simply passing them by as indicated is an option, but I don't wish to waste time slowing down to fight when I could be gassed into unlife myself. What a terrible way to go. Anyho so plan a is get past get further in and start causing more mayhem. Leave taps running, doors open, beds unmade that sort of thing.


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Post  Steeple_jackuk on Mon Jul 16 2012, 09:34

Admin wrote:As Frostbite OOC Frostbot is in a large mech form, Sentinel can ignore most metal projectiles and Frostbite is intangible - you have the option of taking these guys out, or simply ignoring them and getting to the base... of course, they may wish to attract your attention in another manner beside guns...

Nodding to his friend as he swept the Nazi's aside using his metal morphing powers, Frostbite set his face like flint as he became more determined than ever that they put this madness to and end and its architect on trial.

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Go, go, go, straight line of least resistance, lets get this over with and get to the base asap.


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Post  Admin on Wed Jul 18 2012, 23:12

OOC *Should* be ok updating every day, perhaps even twice a day for at least a week (because I'm not at work) but still have the usual juggling act of everyone else wanting a slice of me ... plus I intend to see Dark Knight Rises *at least* twice in that time, on normal screen and Imax... Right, let's get on with things Smile

Sentinel concentrated, smiling behind his metal helmet. He looked at the undead enemy. They were fearless, superhuman even, with enhanced strength and speed, and no mortal requirements. They could not be stopped by ordinary means.

Silver Sentinel chuckled. He and Frostbite didn't 'do' ordinary...

He stood, thrusting both open hands up into the air, or rather vacuum, of space! The Undead instinctively clutched their weapons... and therein lay their doom!

With superhuman strength they were flung straight up, up, up... Sentinel wasn't sure if he could toss them beyond the low gravity pull of the moon, but he and Frostbite would be long gone before they landed - if they ever did!

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Alarms blared and thick metal shutters slammed down to reinforce every entrance into the base...


The Vanguardians moved closer. Sentry guns swivelled, were about to shoot, then... click *BANG!* jammed and exploded, whilst Frostbite continued, intangible, ignoring the peril that Alien Skrall technology could present.

A hail of bullets, magnetically propelled, sped outwards from a dozen machine guns as Nazi soldiers, dressed in uniforms but rotting blue flesh ignoring the hard vacuum of space! Sentinel stopped them short, considered, then PINGED! them back towards their targets! those that struck tore through flesh, punching holes clean into those that had fired them.

And the Nazis barely blinked.

Frostbite passed through the outer wall of the Nazi base, a foot or more thick of a metal reinforced synthetic rock crafted from Skrall terraforming processes. Sentinel, less subtle, commanded the metal to explode outwards and separate, though still had to manhandle heavy chunks of rock, though the process was made easier by the low gravity of the moon.

Inside the corridor of the base, the lights were dimmed, spinning strobes flashing red at intervals. Frostbite could ignore walls and doors, Sentinel would be barely slowed by them. The pair were about to make their move when a mist formed up into a vague figure... and despite Frostbites immunity to the cold, a shiver ran down his spine!



Both Vanguardians could clearly see the walls of the corridor through the spectral figure as it advanced!

OOC It's 3m away, about to launch itself at you. It's a ghost/spectre, and you two as veterans of D&D should have some idea of the undead spectres abilities...
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Lionheart sprinted at the undead, and they eagerly reached out, seeking to claw the flesh from his bones! Beth felt her heart leap into her mouth - figuratively speaking - and was about to call out when Lionheart sped up, sprinting up the wall, along the ceiling and down the opposite wall in a spiral!

The undead whirled, surprised, and saw a distant figure receding down the corridor, the glowing form of Sunburst following him!

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"This place is huge!" shouted Beth, voice echoing as Lionheart stood on a metal gantry overlooking some huge, revolving mechanical generator...


The room was vast, over several levels, and at least as long as three football pitches, with a massive revolving turbine slowly turning in the centre of the room, cables and machines fed from it, as well as dozens of exits out of the place. The pair had been leading the Nazi forces a merry chase through what was a massive complex. Everywhere they went, Nazi soldiers, all undead, chased shadows as the pair used speed and deception - Sunburst acting as a 'will o the wisp' to lead Undead into path of others, then flitting away!

Now the path had lead them into this generator room, the vast power plant of the entire complex. Lionhearts best guess was that it used some kind of electromagnetic force to turn the huge turbine and provide near limitless power for the complex!

Already they'd seen evidence that the place was a factory, turning raw materials into... what. War machines?

They could hear the running of footsteps from the corridor they'd just come down, but the noise of any other approaching soldiers was drowned out by the vast machine, something that could not have possibly been man made.

The sheer size of the thing was... mind blowing... but Lionheart knew his power was enough - if he and Sunburst acted immediately - to shut this thing down, do enough damage that the war machine on the moon would grind to a halt!

OOC That's your call - shut down the machine or keep moving on, looking for Adolf Hitler...?
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Post  Steeple_jackuk on Thu Jul 19 2012, 06:59

Admin wrote:OOC It's 3m away, about to launch itself at you. It's a ghost/spectre, and you two as veterans of D&D should have some idea of the undead spectres abilities...[/i][/color]

Frostbite turned to his companion, "Be on your guard against this...thing, our usual means of attack might not be enough. But there is no harm in trying."

Although Frostbite suspected that cold held little terror to the spectral creature, nonetheless it was his first line of defence and so he shoot out a hand and began to freeze the air around the creature.

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I suspect this has some form or energy drain not unlike those hag like creatures we met in Albion, that time. I am wondering as well if we can 'hit' it in the conventional sense as even our dark power thrives off fear and terror. Mind you, you said that power is tethered to the place where such emotions lie, so there being none here shouldn't be a problem. So far in recent times this has to be the longest we've gone without needing to call on the dark power.

We might need to use electricity or some other form of energy attack, since neither of us do magic. Not sure if in my intangible form I have a better chance of 'hitting it' as such, but we'll have to experiment in some way. If it turns out it is a life drainer then we'll have to get rid of it quick.

DKR want to see it, but my daughter finishes school tomorrow and the wife is still at work, so no can do, might have to wait till next week. We have no imax around us for hundreds of miles, same with game shops (closest is Exeter or Plymouth) so just go to the local joint in Barnstaple. Hope you enjoy it.



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Post  Steeple_jackuk on Thu Jul 19 2012, 07:04

Admin wrote:Lionheart OOC That's your call - shut down the machine or keep moving on, looking for Adolf Hitler...?

Deep within him, Lionheart wanted to strike out at the massive injustice and sheer evil that such a device represented in terms of what the Nazi's had done. But to render power off throughout the base would also make things harder for them all. Trying to work through the base with limited oxygen, no light and undead unaffected by either creeping around would do no good.

"Come one...!" Said Lionheart, reluctantly. As he continued to move deeper into the place, now training his Psi powers to detect life, thought or emotion, wondering if he'd find any?

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Post  Admin on Fri Jul 20 2012, 00:18

OOC Well, I'd planned to go tomorrow to see DKR, but it'll end up being Saturday night. And Monday night for Imax. I hope it's good, but I have the nastiest feeling that because we couldn't allocate seats for Imax, might end up with a cricked neck looking up at this vast screen. Like what happened with Dark Knight. That's why I was ok with going to see it on allocated seats two days before (and the wife wanted to see it).

Lionheart concentrated, feeling out with his psychic powers...

Instantly, he knew two of his friends were somewhere in the vast complex, possibly a mile or more away given the size and depth of this place. The Dark Power meant their minds were nigh on impenetrable, but they stuck out like a sore thumb because of it.

Aside from that, there was... something out there... thousands of somethings. Not strictly human, and in many cases, barely possessing even animal intelligence. They seemed to be instinct driven, powered by hate of the living and a need to kill!

And...

Another mental wall.

A pair of mental walls, powerful, impenetrable, familiar...

The kind of 'walls' that were recognisable as formidable mind shields, developed and enhanced by both training and genetic manipulation.

Bentham and Trowers were in this place. They were here, on the moon. What were they here for?

Aside from that, it was hard to... ah... the greatest concentration of what could be considered intelligent thought was some several hundred yards away still, in what might best be termed as a command centre. There were more of these disturbing 'prescences' between the heroes and that point though, and they all were converging on the point where living breathing human life could be detected - Lionheart, Frostbite and Silver Sentinel, and, surprisingly, Bentham and Trowers. They were deeper and further away in the complex, but what were they doing here?

The command centre, and Adolf Hitler, or battle deeper still, and try to get at Bentham and Trowers?
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OOC Will update Frosty and Sentinel when Ross posts. How is Frostbite attacking then, or is he trying something else?
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Post  Steeple_jackuk on Fri Jul 20 2012, 07:57

Admin wrote:OOC Will update Frosty and Sentinel when Ross posts. How is Frostbite attacking then, or is he trying something else?

nonetheless it was his first line of defence and so he shoot out a hand and began to freeze the air around the creature.

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Sorry this is a bit vague - energy manipulation full blast - my comments about the cold was that I wondered if a spectral being of unlife was immune to such a thing.

Ross might not realise there has been an update, it can get a little confusing with two threads running concurrently in the same stream. Let me know if you want me to txt him to gee him along.

Saturday night for DKR sounds good, as long as there are no annoying people who disturb the experience by making stupid noises or throwing things around. For that reason I often like going when its quieter, less chance of someone ruining the moment for me. Have a great time.


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