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"So giving this to my soldiers will make them stronger. I will still see if it can be studied. Not out of distrust, but simply because I want to try to make sure it won't have any backfire effects on my soldiers due to our unique bodies.", the Queen says. It then aims at the orb with the staff and shoots a small blast, which forms some sort of small energy cube around it.
"For easier transportation. Agh, if we still had my box we could store it in there."
A couple of Officers walk up to the cube and take it away.
"I want to thank you for your contribution. I rarely ever make allies out of any residents of an enemy world, but I have to say I'm glad we gave you a chance.", the Queen says, smiling.
"If he has one. Which is likely.", Pseudo says.
"Oh, that does remind me. According to information Botar received from our new ally, Samus Aran, yesterday, it's possible that Porky's SA-X will no longer be a problem for us. That creature you fought that absorbed the blue liquid assimilated the SA-X. This is still a long-term problem, but for the short-term sake of getting into Porky's lab, Pietro and I will not have to worry about the SA-X any longer. And Porky cannot harm us. So at least we won't have to fear for our lives there."
Luckily there's nobody there, but in the far distance, it looks like the door is slightly shaking, probably indicating that it's about to open.
There's no way out through this room. Her only hope at remaining unseen is if she books it back to the door that leads downwards, runs down the stairs and closes the hidden door before the steel door opens (and pray that Pseudo Porky isn't currently going up those same stairs).
A quick glance at one of the other monitors will actually show her a map of the underground area, and show her that there's multiple storage rooms for combat robots. One of which is very close to the supply closet.
Edited by DevilPsyco on Aug 2nd 2020 at 1:46:05 PM
"I would expect nothing less."
42 bows. "Thank you for your time, お女王さま。Shall I be on my way?"
After a glance at the map, too quick to notice that the storage areas are marked as being for combat robots, Rin teleports herself to her ghost, then zooms down the stairs with her hoverboard. Out of gnawing curiosity, she keeps the hallway at the top of the stairs in her line of sight, but sends her ghost down ahead and has it move everything back into place so that, if whatever comes out of there sees her, she can just peace out and warp to the storage room.
"Good to hear. Nonetheless, you should still be careful, in case he has other security measures in place," Thor says.
"That's for the best. The longer you stay here, the more chance there is that our enemies may eventually notice you exiting. You may have something to eat or drink, if you want or need it.", the Queen says. "If so, tell me what you want, and I'll have one of my soldiers bring it here for you."
"I will be. Luckily, with Pietro's speed, there's at least a lot less risk involved.", Pseudo says. "Which is why I'm glad he's willing to come with me."
Rin will see five Porky Bots walking through the hallway the moment after she's in a safe position. None of them notice anything off, meaning that Rin can try to make her way to the nearest storage room.
A peek outside of the supply closet will show her that Pseudo isn't in the vicinity. This is her chance.
42 shakes her head.
"I'm physically a robot, so I don't eat or drink, sorry."
She silently muses about whether or not her magical-girl ability to manipulate her own body would allow her to give herself the appropriate functions for eating and drinking... She soon settles on 'no' and discards the thought.
She prepares to leave.
Rin warps to her ghost and rushes for the storage room.
"You'll be in good hands with him by your side," Thor says. "May the Allfathers watch over you both on your mission."
The guard that brought her inside grabs her again, this time grabbing her hand instead of her arm, which allows them both to pass through the window.
"Depending on how effective that power is, we may win this war yet.", the Queen says, leaning back in her throne a little.
"Thank you.", Pseudo says.
"Now, would you like to get something to drink or eat? I was going to head over to the cafeteria myself in a bit, so we could go together. Of course, if you're busy with preparations right now, Botar will warp you back outside."
She'll safely be able to reach the storage room without encountering Pseudo Porky or anything else that could give her position away.
Once inside the storage room though, she'll find a bunch of inactive Porky Bots... as well as Vezon, who immediately looks at her the moment she enters the room.
"Well well... who might you be? A new recruit, perhaps?" , he asks, grinning.
Once outside, 42 flies away.
Rin materializes her guitar.
"I've got no idea, some purple-skinned elf asshole threw me in here! So if you take issue with that, let's throw down, creep!"
"I was planning on getting a meal before Botar picked me up, so I suppose I'll accompany you," Thor says. "And give Pilly my thanks for letting her earring be the template for the tracking device."
Edited by IchigoMontoya on Aug 2nd 2020 at 5:40:05 AM
"I will do so the moment she's done training.", Pseudo says, after which he starts walking.
Vezon cackles, which, if Rin hadn't already made the connection before, should tell her this was the guy talking to the boy with the freaky metal spider legs that came out of his back.
"Well, regardless of your answer I would've been happy to oblige. New members aren't allowed down here. But I like the cut of your jib, girlie. Brutally honest." , he says, amused.
[[evil: "Alright, let's get a brawl brewing. Just you and me. Yes, you, me..."
Then he taps one of the Porky Bots' heads before grabbing a remote with two buttons on it.
"Oh, and about a hundred little robo-boys. Lucky you~"
He then presses both buttons. The first one activates the Porky Bots, which all start to speak in creepy unison.
"Hello there... will you be my friend? Will you-"
"No time for the usual routine, let's get straight to the main part!" , Vezon says, and the Porky Bots look disappointed.
Meanwhile, the second button... locks the door behind Rin. Now, one might question why a remote would have the functions of activating a bunch of robots and locking one specific door in a base... but, well, now's not the best time to ask questions.
VS Porky Bots
Edited by DevilPsyco on Aug 2nd 2020 at 2:41:41 PM
Thor rises from his seat, slings his axe over his shoulder, and follows after Psuedo.
Rin stifles a chortle at the Porky Bots, before realizing what she's up against.
She strums a chord on her guitar, and her signature tune begins to play!
GOODFORTUNE - EBIMAYO
Then she points at the horde of Porky Bots (and Vezon). "Let's rock!"
Edited by KiriK on Aug 26th 2020 at 9:50:43 AM
Vezon looks surprised by the sudden musical accompaniment at first, but then seems to like it.
"Ooh, yeah! Yes! I don't know what this is, but I LOVE it!"
"That is music. People dance to it."
"Music... dance... yeah! Yeah, I like it!" , Vezon says, after which he slowly starts to dance a little, and it turns out he's pretty good at it too.
Porky 1 mechanically sighs.
Porky 2 mechanically shakes his head.
Porky 3 mechanically wonders if he could dance like that too.
Porky 4 mechanically wants to steal that guitar if it survives the fight.
Porkies 5-100 mechanically keep their heads by the fights and start chucking one bomb each her way. ... Which still makes for 96 bombs!
Luckily the storage room is really big, so it's actually possible to avoid this onslaught of attacks.
Rin zips, zooms, flash steps, and even swats away the bombs with the blinding speed only a rhythm/beat-em-up character could demonstrate, before going directly for a group of Porky Bots, splitting up with her ghost and attacking them in tandem with wide sweeping bashes!
The Porky Bots actually, to their credit, manage to back off far enough to evade the attacks.
"Should you not help us instead of dance?"
"In a moment~"
Porky 1 mechanically sighs. Porky 1 then tries to rush down Rin.
Porky 2 mechanically does the same.
Porky 3 mechanically mimics the Porkies before it.
Porky 4 mechanically follows while also mechanically planning to try to swipe that guitar the moment he passes by Rin.
Porky 5 mechanically wonders why they're all doing the same thing.
Porky 6 mechanically shrugs as the both of them mechanically follow the ones in front of them.
Porky 7 mechanically wonders how long this shtick can keep going before it becomes annoying to read through.
Porky 8 mechanically tells Porky 7 to keep his head in the game and not worry about how others will perceive them.
Porky 9 mechanically notes that, despite Porky 7's and Porky 8's arguing, the three of them are still also charging ahead.
Porky 10 mechanically has an existential crisis as he charges forward and starts questioning everything, from its life as a mass produced robot to the fact that they are all disposable minions who likely won't live until past 2015.
Porky 11 mechanically hungers for a sandwich.
Porky 12 mechanically points out that they cannot eat sandwiches.
Porky 13 mechanically tells Porky 12 to shut up and not ruins Porky 11's hopes and dreams.
Porky 14 mechanically pushes Porkies 11, 12 and 13 forward because they're standing in the way.
Porkies 15-100 mechanically all simply charge forward without any antics because we don't have the budget of giving them all unique moments to think or act upon.
"They've got a point, y'know. You're not gonna beat me if you just keep grooving, fun as that may be."
Ghost!Rin goes for a brutal overhead smash on Porky 10, set to end his existential crisis in an instant.
Meanwhile, Actual Rin rockets ahead on her hoverboard, aiming to blow down Porkies 7, 8, and 9 with a downwards-angled sweep of her guitar as she zooms past 4 too quickly for him to snag the guitar and tries to crash into some of the rest!
Edited by KiriK on Aug 2nd 2020 at 6:23:53 AM
Porky 10 is mechanically grateful in its last moments before it gets smashed.
Porkies 7, 8 and 9 are mechanically knocked to the ground.
Porky 4 is mechanically angry that the guitar keeps eluding it.
Porkies 1-3 mechanically bombard Ghost!Rin with explosives.
Porkies 5, 6 and 11-15 mechanically bar Rin's way and mechanically explode when she gets near.
Vezon stops grooving for a moment, shrugging and grinning.
"Well, if you insist..." , he says as he readies his staff.
Porkies 16 to 100 mechanically wait because they don't want to get caught up in the explosion.
The Lounge, Onyxis
Rho felt an internal sigh of relief that Blue and Cyan reacted to the information so well — mostly just because he wasn't sure how we would have handled the situation otherwise, but also because he couldn't help but share a little in their joy.
"Oh, my magic? I'm a summoner — my magic is rooted in the conjuring of creatures and the opening of gates, though... I really should pick up something on the side. Kinda been thinking about dipping my toes into bardic stuff — musical magic, more or less. What kind of stuff do you do, though? You've got me curious now."
Ghost!Rin is ethereally blown to Hell.
Rin gets blown into the air, but her hoverboard follows her, and she smacks it with her guitar to send it flying into the crowd of Porky Bots for a second explosion!
Porkies 7 to 9 and 16-75 mechanically get accidentally pushed by Porkies 76-90, who get hit by the hoverboard, and all of them mechanically activate their self-destruct sequences on instinct.
Porkies 1-4 mechanically try to grab a hold of Rin (Porky 4 mechanically trying to grab the guitar), and regardless of success, Vezon then fires the first actual dangerous attack in the form of a beam from the Spear of Fusion at Rin, trying to fuse her hands, leg and guitar to the Porky Bots.
Porkies 91-100 are mechanically shocked by the multiple explosions and resort to mechanically apologizing.
Rin is cautious enough to avoid getting grappled, except where her guitar is concerned, and her and Porky 4's hands both get stuck to it.
"Oh fuck oh no this is NOT okay let me go let me go <let me go let me go!>"
Edited by KiriK on Aug 2nd 2020 at 7:15:49 AM
Porky 4 mechanically wonders whether he should be pleased or unhappy with this development.
Porkies 1-3 then mechanically bombard Rin again while Porkies 91-100 mechanically move forward, about to try to mechanically grab onto Porky 4 and pull him, and Rin's guitar, out of her hand.
Vezon doesn't attack this turn because he's cackling like a madman at the results of his attack.
Rin gets battered a bunch, until...
Powerful energy suddenly releases from her as she enters a boosted mode, knocking the Porky Bots (except 4) away!
She grimaces at Porky 4 and tries to punch him in the face rapid-fire with her free hand. "Big mistake!"
Cyan and Blue both grabbed a little handful of chips each before handing the bag back to Shyna. "Well, I wouldn't know - haven't seen the whole thing, after all - but from what I've seen, it's close enough."
"Y-Yeah, it's pretty spot on. They, uh, missed Yellow's moment, though."
"Wonder what's up with that? Well, I guess it's because not everyone is necessarily there in the game? We were all there in real life."
Porkies 1-3 and 91-99 are all mechanically knocked back... where they explode. Only Porky 4 and Porky 100 remain.
Porky 4 gets punched over and over and mechanically voices his experience with this matter.
"Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow."
"Whoa, child abuse." , Vezon laughs, after which he suddenly leaps forward and tries to impale Rin on the spear.
Porky 100 mechanically watches because he's a lazy bastard.
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