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"Oh, yeah yeah yeah, that'll... that'll really help," said Rick, doing his best to push the heavy tank of ethanol through the door. "We just gotta... you know, get it out there." The scientist pulled the plasma torch he'd built yesterday out of a pocket note that wasn't weighted down with beer and quickly began slicing the metal shelves apart, intending to jury-rig a way of easily transporting the heavy alcohol tank.
"Just gotta whip up a nice- a good, pair of skis, huh? We'll... ski... right on out- on outta here with this baby." He patted the side of the tank appreciatively.
"Aw... aw jeez..." said Morty, more to himself than anything. In one hand, he held up the laser gun and did his best to stop his body from shaking - star. "Uh... just, just step away, okay?! Nobody, nobody's gotta get hurt here... we just, uh, we just need to find some beer!" Morty took a few steps back up toward the wall, keeping the firearm steady. "All we w-w-want is some beer, okay?!"
edited 9th Dec '15 7:13:07 PM by Locoman
Gun store with Gon
The door remained firm, clearly to keep anyone from breaking in to get a gun that easily. If there was anyone inside, Gon had just blatantly alerted them that he was trying to break in; however, if there was anyone inside, they also weren't making any response yet. Some people on the street were giving Gon funny looks, but nobody was yelling for him to stop or anything.
"So it's true, about the man in the blue armor?" Bergree asked rhetorically after Plague Knight's statement. "... I'm not sure what to think about death being temporary if your claim is true, but I certainly do not wish to test it for myself first hand" he added, glancing around as if expecting Brother Marcus to come charging out of the snow any moment now.
"On that note, I must bid you all goodbye; I must find somewhere warm before I freeze. Unfortunately I am more susceptible to the cold than say, a human" Bergree added, and turned to leave, either forgetting or choosing not to answer Kieri's question about his species.
He got about ten feet before suddenly a massive yeti came rushing out of the snow from seemingly nowhere and jumped on him.
"Good luck to both of your majesties" Bergree called back over his shoulder, since Twilight mentioned being a princess and Marr apparently ruled an entire nation, "if there is a way out of this city, your guess is as good as mine!"
The man stopped his advance as Morty held up the laser gun, but he did lean over a bit, then took a few steps sideways, to look past Morty. "What the hell did you do to the front door!?" the man yelled, seeing the twisted mess that had been torn away from its hinges by Legion. "You wanted some free beer so you wrecked the door and ruined my place to stay?! WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO NOW, HUH!? YOU THINK IT'S FAIR TO JUST DO WHATEVER YOU WANT YOU FUCK FACES?!" he started screaming angrily, reaching into his pocket for something.
"The problem is we all need something to eat and they aren't giving us anything!" someone in the back of the small crowd yelled over to answer Rex's question. The cat-eared woman had those ears pin back as she cast a glare in that direction, then looked to Rex and Lune.
"Unless you've got some way to cook on you, the only way you could help is to go find a stove or something and bring it back here. We'd love to have this place up and running" the woman started, sounding a bit sarcastic and very irritated, "but some big, blue jerk came crashing through our kitchens chasing after some dude with pointy ears, and almost all of our stuff got wrecked."
The group just sort of stared at Heatblast after his proclamation that he would find a way out of the city, until Asgore piped up with the idea of finding the city's source of power. "Huh. It's a thought" the woman who spoke up before muttered. "What do you think, Doc?" she asked the older man who'd been explaining the view through the ice before.
"It most certainly is a thought. I would hazard a guess that any hypothetical source of power for the city would be right in the center, about... There" the older man said, pointing to the rough center of mass in the curved underbelly of the city. "That could be half a kilometer down, or more. It probably won't be as easy as digging through the ice; there's no telling what the core of the city is even made of" he continued, looking back to everyone else.
"Well there's only one way to find out. Come on everyone, grab your digging stuff! Let's go to that big building that's always in the center of town and tunnel straight down until we find something!" the woman said, mustering the group into action. They started grabbing up all the equipment they had been using. As Heatblast asked about the man in the colorful outfit and turban, a couple of them did stop to think.
"I've seen a few people in colorful outfits; enough that I don't remember a blue and purple one specifically" the shorter man offered with a slight shrug.
"I saw a guy with a purple turban in a crowd yesterday; didn't see any of him besides that" one of the other men said.
edited 10th Dec '15 3:14:06 AM by FirockFinion
Grimlock just smiled as Kieri stared at him. He didn't mind at all, or rather, didn't notice she even was staring. He kept up his expression even when she looked down. That was when he realized he was probably so tall, she had tired out her neck from looking up. So he Grimlock lowered himself, now on his hands and at the same eye level as most of the others. He kept his posture, and expression, as she asked what they were, introducing themselves in the process. The spider guy introduced himself as Begree, the robot-like human as Darth Marr (the first part sounding vaguely familiar... Did he hear it from a movie?), Twilight saying her name also, and the tiny robed one as Plague Knight. He waited a little bit to make sure everyone else was done. Begree left and so Grimloco gave a silent wave. When no one else said anything to Kieri, he finally answered.
"Like I said, I'm a Dinobot." Then he thought for a moment. That probably didn't help much, so he added what Russel would often call him, "A robot alien that can transform into a dinosaur."
Since he wasn't so good with explaining, so he decided to demonstrate what he meant. He stood upright, then did a short backflip. But as he jumped, his body shifted. His reptilian head was retracted into his chest, and out popped a rather human looking head. The feet moved and became a hand, while his dino mode arms moved onto his back. Lastly, his tail split in the middle before turning into legs. He landed with his newly formed legs, his smile still there.
He put a fist across his chest. "This is my robot mode," he said, once again recalling Russel's words.
Then he backflipped once again, this time the process reversed. Surprisingly, both landings were tremorless despite his size. He positioned himself on all fours, back at their eye levels again, before he continued, the smile still stuck on his face, "And this is my dino mode."
Adam suddenly decloaked beside the man, "One of our associates needs the alcohol to power a machine of his. In case you haven't noticed the temperature is dropping fast and we need to keep warm soon or else we will all die."
He kept his hands firmly on the Buzzkill stun gun, just in case he needed to do something drastic.
Adam then turned his attention to Morty, "Morty. Put the gun down... I have this under control, I assure you. We are not going to cause any trouble, I promise."
edited 10th Dec '15 1:50:47 PM by EchoingSilence
Looks like someone's got their guard up.
Gon noted the number of strangers looking at him. He just glared at them, warning them to mind their own business.
If I break inside and I can't get any firearms. At least I need to get supplies, clothes and a bag too.
The assassin decided that he needed another way in. One that doesn't require in making a lot of noise in front of the public.
He went to search around the building. Gon needed to locate a back or side entrance, especially if said entrance is used to handle deliveries by boxes and such.
Quite a bit had happened. Darth Marr and Kieri had given some information about themselves, some information about a knight attacking non-humans came to light, and Plague Knight introduced himself and asked Twilight some questions.
"Alicorns are very rare, I only know three apart from myself and all of them are also royalty. I don't know much about their origins, but in my case, I was originally just an ordinary unicorn. I earned my wings and title after many trials, the last of which being completing an unfinished spell from a powerful Unicorn that lived over a thousand years ago."
Afterwards, Bergee left without really answering the question about what he was, and Grimlock showed his transforming abilities. She looked on in awe.
"Clothes?" Sadness repeated. "Around near the looting, and the cold, and..."
She realized that Mary was probably not going to be deterred by anything she said, and relented with a sigh. "Lead the way."
Heatblast sighed in anger. "Well that's about as clear as mud," he muttered. He crossed his arms. He then looked at the miners.
There was a Beat.
"Need help digging to that power source?" he finally asked, sounding consigned with not being able to find the man in the turban. "I can 'drill' with my fire if need be," he told them.
"So you were a mere unicorn, and your transformation was voluntarily merit-based," Plague Knight said, furiously taking down notes. "Truly astounding......that would mean your transformation would mean you ascending to Godhood, or something similar?" he asked.
And then Grimlock demonstrated his transformation abilities. "My stars......a full blown transforming battle construct!!" he said, nearly squeeing. "Simply AMAZING!! Tinker Knight is going to love hearing about this!"
'Man in the armor...Killing anything that's not human?' Kieri shuddered lightly, though not from the cold. From the way he was being described, this man in the armor sounded like something not to be trifled with. However, considering her...More outlandish features, he may come after her one day. Not a pleasant thought, but if it did come to that, she would not go quietly.
"G-Good luck," Kieri called after Bergree as he left "d-don't freeze to death!" She finished. She was somewhat miffed that her question had been snubbed, but not to a point where she would chase after him to get an answer. He seemed stuck in the same boat she was, so it wasn't unlikely they'd cross paths again soon.
The Angel was then stupefied by Grimlock's demonstrations. His sequence of words proceeding it, 'robot alien that can transform into a dinosaur', made sense, but not in a sentence together. At least until she saw the practical demonstration. Her jaw hung open a little as the transformer turned back into his dino form, rather thankful that he had gotten on eye level so she didn't have to hurt herself to talk to him respectfully anymore.
"Incredible..." She murmured "I m-must admit, I t-thought you were a r-rather large suit of armor when I f-first saw you, but now...You're s-something far m-more advanced, something I'm n-not sure I f-fully understand. I w-want to though."
The Angel turned towards Twilight next. So Alicorns were akin to royalty from where she came from then? And...Goddesses? That didn't sit very well with Kieri-back home, there was only Gaia. And Sindel, but he was less of a God, more of a King of Demons. There were Demigods back home as well, but they all placed below Gaia and even Sindel. From the way Twilight talked, it seemed as these four Alicorns worked together at least fairly well, though she couldn't imagine four all powerful beings living in the same realm like that without some sort of power struggle...
"Y-You mentioned you were r-royalty, correct?" Kieri began after Plague Knight placed his query "And t-that the other Alicorns y-you knew were r-royalty as well. Does the r-royalty c-consist solely of these Alicorns, or are t-there others?"
Kieri glanced back at the town behind her, searching for activity. On one side of the street was a diner with a crowd of people around it, the crowd looking as if they were a mere stone's throw away from a riot. On the other side of the street was a smaller gathering of three people-a human male around her age, holding a...Kieri wasn't sure what that was, but she could tell it had to be a weapon, nervously up to a man much older, and angrier looking, than him. It seemed like an unfair fight to the angel, but there was a third there, a man that looked like he was taking the boy's side already, so she decided not to interfere there.
She turned her attentions back towards the diner. "T-That can't be good..." She murmured, sensing the discord in the mob that had gathered there.
edited 10th Dec '15 3:00:01 PM by SchoolYardBlues
Marr was about to respond to Kieri, but then heard Grimlock mention that he was a robot..alien? What?
The Sith Lord then saw the dinobot change from it's animalistic looking form to a more humanoid like form, and then returned back to his dino form.
"That...was impressive. I have never seen an alien species that was truly and completely mechanical in origin and could change forms. Are you sure that you are not an super-advanced droid AI?" He asked Grimlock, seems his guess that Grimlock was an war-droid was wrong.
'A big blue jerk'? Rex knew that even though there were probably hundreds of people in the city that were blue and jerks; the cat lady was most likely referring to Brother Marcus.
"Oh I can't believe I forgot about him" He turned to Lune, remembering that she hadn't fought against the blue demon "I know who that blue jerk is. The first day we arrived to the city he murdered a woman and we stopped him before he could kill anyone else" he angrily pointed at the sky "But, because that guy up there enjoys messing with us, he also gets resurrected"
edited 10th Dec '15 7:53:41 PM by DeisTheAlcano
"The building in the center of the city, that is the library you mentioned before, right?" Asgore asked Ben, looking a little bit concerned
Lune listened to Rex talk for a bit on the blue jerk. She frowned after hearing this particular jerk was killed and brought back to life. This guy upstairs must be one can short of a six-pack of soda if he decided to bring the guy who was obviously a psychopathic nutjob back to life.
Lune only had this to say in response to Rex: "Ugh, this blue jerk sounds like a huge pain in the behind..."
edited 11th Dec '15 10:32:06 AM by josh6243
Twilight responded to Kieri's question.
"No, there are non-Alicorns who are royalty. My older brother Shining Armor, for example. He's a unicorn, and a prince."
"Prince by marriage, or heredity?" Plague Knight asked.
"W-w-we need this beer, okay?!" screamed Morty as he held the gun up at the angry man. "We need it because people are gonna die if we don't,- if we don't use it to build something, okay?" Morty bit his lip and tried to look as defiant as he could note which wasn't that intimidating, considering that he was sweating profusely in spite of the bitter cold . The fact that Adam had dematerialized behind the teenager hadn't quite registered with him yet, mostly because the man was now fumbling for what looked like a weapon.
"You, you, you were trying to kill a guy yesterday!" he shouted, his eyes narrowing. "You were trying to kill -I mean, you were leading a mob to kill some guy for no good reason! Why should I trust you with anything?" Morty was growing increasingly twitchy and agitated; his hands trembled as he backed up against the wall and aimed Rick's gun at the man's head.
edited 11th Dec '15 12:50:13 PM by Locoman
"Interesting......" Plague Knight said, writing things down. "But that's enough information gathering," he said, putting the notes away. "Myself and my companion were going out to collect supplies and possible some warmer clothing, as I have observe that the temperature has been steadily decreasing at a rate of one degree every ten to fifteen minutes approximately."
Kieri had been paying more attention to the scenes unfolding behind the group in the towns. Between the mob that had gathered in front of the diner, and the scene between the boy and the angry looking man, she was very close to intervening. Then Plague Knight and Twilight spoke.
The Alicorn's words gave Kieri something to chew on, in a way. The confirmation that her royalty wasn't entirely made up of Alicorns made sense, considering how there were only apparently four. She could only imagine what the process of marrying into royalty was like though, but if the royalty was...
"W-Was the r-royalty your brother married one of t-these Alicorns?" Kieri asked. She figured if there were only four of these Alicorns in her world, if someone were allowed to marry one of them...They must be something special. Just like the angel's brother...She shook her head. Plague Knight's words were more important than her moping at the moment.
Kieri hadn't noticed, mostly due to her body being well trained to deal with the cold. And yet...It was definitely getting colder. Not enough to be painful to her yet, and probably not even for everyone in this little circle-Grimlock was definitely not human, and she wasn't even sure he could feel cold, and Darth Marr's armor looked advanced enough to maybe have an incubator to keep him warm, but everyone else...
'Think Kieri, think!' Kieri thought. Fire would be the simplest solution, but with all this snow she couldn't think of any wood that wouldn't be damp and ruined by it. Add on to the fact that she hadn't seen any trees since arriving, that put the idea of building a fire using wood out of the question.
The fire idea stuck with her. "N-None of you w-would happen to k-know any f-fire magic, would you?" Kieri asked, glancing back at the group to put the idea out there.
Lune was correct. The blue demon was indeed a pain in the behind "You bet! We had to attack him all at the same time to take him down. And that was when the city wasn't a frozen wasteland"
The cat lady -and basically anyone that wanted to eat, including Rex- needed a stove. Unfortunately, Rex couldn't build one; he didn't even know if he could. That's not the kind of construct that would help him fight against EVOs, after all.
Rex started thinking. Rick could probably build a new stove for them in no time but, then again, he had almost killed him while trying to make a flamethrower. The crowd had enough problems as it was so he decided not to tell the scientist about this.
The teen spoke up to the crowd, trying to calm them down. That was definitely harder than punching monsters "Ok, here's what you should do. Stay inside and try to not get frostbite, ok? We are going to find the blue guy and see if we can find a stove so you can eat" He looked at Lune and with a more serious expression on his face "We have to tell the others. We need as much people as we can to stop this guy"
Heatblast frowned. "Right. Sorry, I just..." He sighed angrily. "I really wanna get out of here, okay? And to be really honest, Miss Tairee's nice and all, but that master of hers really needs to come down here himself so I can give him a piece of my mind." His fire heated up a bit as he said it, then he cooled it off a bit more again when he saw that it was beginning to melt the ice around him.
"I understand," Asgore nodded sympathetically "for now though, we should leave these tunnels and try to see if we can find that clothing store. Your time in that form is running out as we speak, right?" he smiled calmly.
He then began walking out of the tunnels, stopping by the entrance waiting for Ben to follow him out. He didn't really know who Ms.Tairee or who her master were, but right now he figured it would be more important to lift up Ben's spirits a little.
Lune watched Rex speak about bravely handling the blue demon to the audience of starving people and telling them to head inside for shelter. He's just as courageous as the Elemental Lords. What would happen if they were to meet him? Lune hopes Rex can handle overly sweet food, strict punishments from a gym teacher and looking for a guy who once somehow got lost on a guided tour. He probably can. After all, he handled these shenanigans pretty well.
"Alright, that sounds like a plan," replied Lune. "But how can we put him out of commission without killing him?"
edited 12th Dec '15 1:03:00 PM by josh6243
Beer runs don't typically end in standoffs, right?
"Oh? Oh really? You're gonna use some alcohol in a machine to stave off the cold? And this is gonna magically help the whole city at once!? Don't make me laugh you little shit!" the man spat angrily. "Admit it, what you're doing now is just to help you and your own! It's no different than what I was doing yesterday! And I see that now you've got another mechanical freak helping you out" he continued, casting a quick glare at Adam.
"Well you know what is fucking different here?! I'm not a damned coward who will let this go on WITHOUT SOME MOTHERFUCKERS DYING!" Adam's reassurance to Morty was then made a mockery of when the man suddenly swung the sword into Adam's side; the man also ducked in the same motion, in case Morty pulled the trigger. The hit itself didn't actually hurt Adam that much, but then the strangest thing happened; three giant bees each the size of a man's fist, identical to the ones the Queen Bee had been shooting the other day, came out of the sword and started assaulting Adam with stings, quickly causing more damage than the sword swing had done. The man then pulled his hand from his pocket, bringing up with it a grenade that was colored with yellow and black stripes. He quickly brought his hands together to pull then pin.
Gon would find one back door, but it was just another door; identical to the front door, no less.
"You think we're gonna say no to some help? It's only half a kilometer through solid steel for all we know; shouldn't be that hard, right?" the woman responded to Heatblast jokingly as the group finished grabbing up their stuff and heading out of the ice tunnel.
"Who is this 'Miss Tairee' you speak of? And why do you want to fight her master?" the older man asked as they started walking back into the city, passing by a flower shop.
"What does finding the blue guy have to do with finding a stove?!" the cat woman yelled after Rex and Lune as they left.
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