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WE ARE THE ALLIES, AXIS, AND RESISTANCE, ALL HUNTING THE ARK

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Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Jul 21st 2010 at 10:44:07 AM

Exactly What It Says on the Tin.

Everyone is after it. The War will be ended by whoever gets a hold of it.

This is the African Front of World War X.

Proud member of the IAA What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish?
MadeOfAxes Not Literally Me
Not Literally Me
Jul 21st 2010 at 10:49:56 AM

-Colonel Sir Andrew Montgomery Samson, decorated war veteran and leader of the British military in Zanzibar, is having his tea in the middle of a meeting with Captain Mc Leod, captain of the mighty warship HMS Implacable when a booming voice is heard all around-

The Ark of Mankind's Covenant with my Father resides not in the Levant, but south of the Sahara. It is within three weeks' marching distance of the British Colony in Zanzibar, whoever holds it will have the power to end this war, and restore order to the world of man.

-Colonel Samson drops his teacup. It shatters with a smash-

Samson: McLeod, Can we get there as fast as humanly possibly?

McLeod: Aye, sir.

edited 21st Jul '10 10:53:20 AM by MadeOfAxes

"One thing, though- apparently the eldest goat is the bastard child of Muhammad Ali and the Hulk." ~ Exelixi, on The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Chabal2 Fear me from Plains of Tolosa
Fear me
Jul 21st 2010 at 10:52:45 AM

(Is Samson a hairy man?)

-Off the coast, a cargo ship approaches, all lights extinguished.-

catfish42 Bloody Fossil from world´s favourite country. Relationship Status: I'm just high on the world
Bloody Fossil
Jul 21st 2010 at 10:53:28 AM

Now what sort of unit am I gonna use...

Onboard HMA Canterbury, alarms blared from the speakers.

"Transmission received! All crew to battle stations! The hunt for the Ark is on!"

The expeditionary airship was moored at the British garrison base in Zanzibar and had been kept in a state of readiness for the last two weeks. Now, the journey would finally begin.

A different shape every step I take A different mind every step of the line
MadeOfAxes Not Literally Me
Not Literally Me
Jul 21st 2010 at 10:55:01 AM

No, I just like the name.

-The Implacable swings round and begins towards it's destination, the coast nearest the point described-

"One thing, though- apparently the eldest goat is the bastard child of Muhammad Ali and the Hulk." ~ Exelixi, on The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Meta-ridley Yep, they play music too from right behind you.
Yep, they play music too
Jul 21st 2010 at 10:57:38 AM

ALL ALLIED FORCES WILL BE ELIMINATED. THE NAZIS REIGN SUPREME.

-a massive tank rolls into Zanzibar. A large iron skull at the front is emitting the voice-

I AM THE Sidí̱rou polemistí̱s. DEATH TO ALL WHO OPPOSE.

edited 21st Jul '10 11:02:30 AM by Meta-ridley

Ashe? Really? Sad Little Try-hard.
Flanker66 Dreams of Revenge from 30,000 feet and climbing Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Dreams of Revenge
Jul 21st 2010 at 10:59:03 AM

-A fey stands in the British camp; slung across his back is a large machine gun with a motor attached. A scabbard holds a longsword-

So, it is here... a day of reckoning.

Locking you up on radar since '09 Hand out the arms and ammo, We're gonna blast our way through here!
SullenFrog Wait, he isn't dead! Shia Surprise! from Voormithadreth Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
Wait, he isn't dead! Shia Surprise!
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:00:57 AM

-in the sparce shade of a savannah tree, Yaw Nwosu is busily tinkering with the innards of his ride when a deafening voice rings out-

The Ark of Mankind's Covenant with My Father resides not in the Levant, but south of the Sahara. It is within three weeks' marching distance of the British Colony in Zanzibar, whoever holds it will have the power to end this war, and restore order to the world of man.

-the Tanzanian sits up with a shout, whacking his head against the vehicle's undercarriage, and crawls out from beneath it. He seizes a small radio, tunes it to a frequency and begins speaking-

Yaw: Pierre, this is Nwosu. Did you hear that?

Pierre: Oui, chef. Seems like all of Africa heard it, my brother. Shall I mobilize the rest of the AREM?

Yaw: Do so. Nwosu out.

-then Yaw Nwosu, leader of the zanzibar chapter of the African Resistance and Emancipation Movement, puts the radio away and leaps into the driver's seat of his vehicle. He pats the dashboard once in affection, speaking to the machine as if to a pet-

Yaw: I know that I did not finish my repairs, old friend, but soon you can rest. All I ask is that you bring us to the rally point five miles from here, Gor; is that alright?

-an affirmative rumble comes from the vehicle, and Nwosu grins. He puts the pedal to the metal, guns the engine, and soon G.O.R.—the Commander's gorilla-class personal walker—is knucklewalking across the Savannah like its namesake-

Gotta go out for a bit, guys; be back soon.

edited 21st Jul '10 11:08:35 AM by SullenFrog

The Danse Macabre Codex
Meta-ridley Yep, they play music too from right behind you.
Yep, they play music too
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:02:02 AM

CANNONS PRIMED. ALLIED AIRSHIP'S DESTRUCTION IMMINENT. DEATH TO ALL WHO OPPOSE.

-three massive cannons on the tank swirl round and begin blasting massive black bolts of energy at the airship-

edited 21st Jul '10 11:02:43 AM by Meta-ridley

Ashe? Really? Sad Little Try-hard.
MadeOfAxes Not Literally Me
Not Literally Me
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:04:35 AM

McLeod: We're about to hit land. Are you going to disembark, sir?

Samson: No need, Kenneth. The rules of space and time bend to the will of the Empire.

-Samson shouts something, and the blare of a brassband picks up from seemingly nowhere, the the tune of Rule Brittania-

Samson: Rule, Brittania, Britannia rules the waves...

edited 21st Jul '10 11:04:47 AM by MadeOfAxes

"One thing, though- apparently the eldest goat is the bastard child of Muhammad Ali and the Hulk." ~ Exelixi, on The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:04:42 AM

-Near Mount Kilimanjaro, fifteen massive black shapes fly towards it's peak, all of them bearing the white eagle and red swastika-

Proud member of the IAA What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish?
MadeOfAxes Not Literally Me
Not Literally Me
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:06:17 AM

-The crew begin to sing in unison-

Britons never, never, never shall be slaves...

-On the mainland, the ground cracks, and water begins to seep out of the cracks-

"One thing, though- apparently the eldest goat is the bastard child of Muhammad Ali and the Hulk." ~ Exelixi, on The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Meta-ridley Yep, they play music too from right behind you.
Yep, they play music too
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:07:28 AM

THAT MUSIC BURNS THE EARS OF ALL WHO ARE TRUE. DEATH TO THE SHIP. DEATH TO ALL WHO OPPOSE.

-the tank turns round to face the implacable. The main cannon begins to draw in power from the air around it-

Ashe? Really? Sad Little Try-hard.
catfish42 Bloody Fossil from world´s favourite country. Relationship Status: I'm just high on the world
Bloody Fossil
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:08:49 AM

Canterbury is released from the mooring tower and, as ballast is dropped, gently rises up into the cloudless sky. On the bridge, the captain reappears after his lunchtime nap.

"So, what have I been hearing, we finally know where the Ark is, yes?"

"Yessir, we..."

"Alert, the ship is under attack! Nazi troops have entered Zanzibar!"

"What? Oh no. Well then, deploy the fighters. Engines, full power. Defensive systems please."

The airship accelerates, various gun emplacements open fire and in its belly, a large hatch opens. A trapeze-like structure is lowered and an unconventional-looking biplane drops from it. The trapeze is retracted and another fighter deployed. Both turn and head for the Nazi tank.

A different shape every step I take A different mind every step of the line
MadeOfAxes Not Literally Me
Not Literally Me
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:10:18 AM

When Britain first, at Heaven's Command,

Arose from the Azure main...

-The water floods out of the cracks, the pressure causing it to surge out wards in a wave. This wave hits the tank in the side with extreme force, knocking the shot off-course-

"One thing, though- apparently the eldest goat is the bastard child of Muhammad Ali and the Hulk." ~ Exelixi, on The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Chabal2 Fear me from Plains of Tolosa
Fear me
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:12:34 AM

-The cargo comes to a halt. Several sailors start flashing lamps over the side, answered by flashes on the coast.-

-Over on the coast, a native man runs up to an elegantly-dressed man smoking a cigarette.-

Sir, the cargo is here.

???: Excellent. Tell them to send the boats.

Yes sir. {Send the boats!}

-The message is sent, and on board the ship several dhingies are lowered into the water and head for the coast.-

(By the way, this unloading is happening at night, separate from all other goings-on.)

edited 21st Jul '10 11:12:50 AM by Chabal2

Meta-ridley Yep, they play music too from right behind you.
Yep, they play music too
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:12:36 AM

YOU DARE ATTACK THE IRON WARRIOR? I AM CENTURIES OLD. THIS BODY IS THE HAND OF MY WRATH. DEATH TO ALL WHO OPPOSE.

-the tank reverses backwards, more shots flying out at both fighter and ship-

edited 21st Jul '10 11:20:00 AM by Meta-ridley

Ashe? Really? Sad Little Try-hard.
Flanker66 Dreams of Revenge from 30,000 feet and climbing Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Dreams of Revenge
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:15:18 AM

-the fey strides into the command tent-

Sir, what would you have me do?

Since I'm not feeling particularly inventive, I shall let you name him.

Locking you up on radar since '09 Hand out the arms and ammo, We're gonna blast our way through here!
MadeOfAxes Not Literally Me
Not Literally Me
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:16:43 AM

McLeod: We're under attack. Ready the guns!

-The gunners run to their post, still singing. They begin firing on the Iron Warrior-

-A head rises from the water. It is that of a beautiful woman, her hair covered in algae, her skin tinged green, and her eyes a deeper green colour than those of any other being. She smiles, flashing needle-like fangs, also green. The head then sinks below the surface, and ripples appear, heading towards the Iron Warrior-

"One thing, though- apparently the eldest goat is the bastard child of Muhammad Ali and the Hulk." ~ Exelixi, on The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
catfish42 Bloody Fossil from world´s favourite country. Relationship Status: I'm just high on the world
Bloody Fossil
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:17:02 AM

"This is the captain speaking, do me a favour and open that tin for us, yes?"

"Will do sir."

The two fighters fly low over the buildings and towards the tank. Each fires a load of small missiles.

Meanwhile Canterbury is still heading out of town.

A different shape every step I take A different mind every step of the line
SullenFrog Wait, he isn't dead! Shia Surprise! from Voormithadreth Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
Wait, he isn't dead! Shia Surprise!
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:17:06 AM

-Yaw has almost made it to the rendezvous point when G.O.R. abruptly stops, slamming the commander forward-

Yaw: What is is, Gor? what do you see?

-the walker lifts one of its arms and points off into the distance; Yaw squints, and is able to make out the form of a Nazi tank battling British fighters. The commander snarls in hatred-

Yaw: Britons, Germans...they must have heard the message too. My people have chafed under European rule for far too long, and now they despoil our land in search of that Ark.

-he pulls out the radio again and begins to speak into it in hushed tones-

Yaw: Pierre, c'est moi. The Nazis are fighting with our British overseers not too far from the rendezvous point. Shall you give them a warm welcome?

-Pierre: Sure thing, Commander. Pierre out.

The Danse Macabre Codex
MadeOfAxes Not Literally Me
Not Literally Me
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:20:27 AM

-The form of a green-skinned woman leaps from the water, onto the turret of the tank. Her hands are talons, and she slashes and tears at the main gun-

????: Iron? You bring Iron onto the domain of the Fae? I will shred your armour, demon, and savage whatever remains of your soul.

"One thing, though- apparently the eldest goat is the bastard child of Muhammad Ali and the Hulk." ~ Exelixi, on The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Meta-ridley Yep, they play music too from right behind you.
Yep, they play music too
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:23:08 AM

By the way, this tank is sorta Baneblade sized.

-the tank backs up and S.A.M.s shoot up at the fighters. The cannons begin to fire at the fey on the tank-

BURN IN THE MARKER'S FIRE! DEATH TO ALL WHO OPPOSE.

edited 21st Jul '10 11:24:51 AM by Meta-ridley

Ashe? Really? Sad Little Try-hard.
Flanker66 Dreams of Revenge from 30,000 feet and climbing Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Dreams of Revenge
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:25:16 AM

Right away, sir.

-he goes to the camp's walls and grabs his machine gun. He pulls a small cord and the motor rumbles into life-

Let's see how well you deal with this.

-he pulls the trigger, and it fires far faster than a weapon of its size has any right to-

Locking you up on radar since '09 Hand out the arms and ammo, We're gonna blast our way through here!
catfish42 Bloody Fossil from world´s favourite country. Relationship Status: I'm just high on the world
Bloody Fossil
Jul 21st 2010 at 11:26:54 AM

"Oh, he's being a bit stroppy, isn't he?"

"Better be sure, oh look, he's coming for us."

The fighters dodge the missiles and turn for another approach.

A different shape every step I take A different mind every step of the line

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