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[The hubbub from the wedding's finally dying down, people going their separate ways... and even a particular pair is finally going to be going its separate ways.]

This is still a risk.

[So says the AI, bidding its copilot farewell.]



But, as Werter put it, I've made friends here at the very least.  You included.  And there's people who'll never know justice as long as I keep running and finding asylum.

[So says the Icarus Bomber, ready to board a Britannian military police transport back to London.]

Help the others out in the meantime, R.  You've done more than enough for me in the time we've been together.

[The machine just nods, and as Lynn turns to leave they both wave farewell.  Sciencey-people who Lynn trusts, you might find spare Fragarachs, Ascalons, or Durandals to study or make use of.]

(People can tag during or afterwards, just specify which in the subject line)

Farewells

Feb. 27th, 2014 05:42 pm
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[Well, time for another goodbye. Pit is there, grabbing everything they're going to be taking with them, trying very hard to keep a stuff upper lip and smile for everyone - and failing. His goddess floats around, noticeably more calm, with a pleasant smile. All's end that ends well, after all.]

It has been a pleasure. You all are the kind of humans you only find once every few millenia.
Well, guys... [Pit's voice fails for a moment] it-it's time for goodbye. Lady Palutena says she doesn't know how long it... it will be until she can open another portal. So it's goodbye for a long time. [Pit clearly has prepared this beforehand. That's not how he usually speaks] It's, it's been really fun, and... I'll miss you all. Please take care, okay?
Oh boo hoo. [And here's Viridi for the mood breaker] It's not like they're all going to die or anything. This is your stupid happy ending you fought so hard for, Pit! At least have the decency to look happy!
Shut up, Viridi! Don't you have any feelings?!
What, for leaving this pack of losers? No way.
Is that why you spent almost all your remaining power to help their planet before we went? It's going to take you centuries to be back in full shape after all those stunts, you know.
SHUT UP!

[Pit manages to laugh a bit through the tears. Still, he probably could do with a goodbye hug or twelve. Want to help?]
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 [Well, it is time to go. This has been a more pleasant mission than most, but time is over, and the Defender of the Galaxy is needed elsewhere, as she always is.

However, while normally she would just zoom off without a word, this time she sends some messages and waits near her ship.

This time, this one time, there are goodbyes to be said]
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"We did it."

The Universe was saved; from wear, battle and heat damage, the Zaku 2000 Kai looked pretty beaten up. How was the pilot?

At this point, Bernard Wiseman wanted to do many things. He could not believe that he was alive, and felt like he just accomplished something no one else has. He was about to depart himself, asking his roommate about what the life of a mechanic and "junkers boy" was like. However, he still questioned a few things -- like the future of Zeon for example.

Also, there was this: Will he ever see the rest of his Chalice friends again?

Who wants to talk to Bernie before he leaves?

Who knows. With a little faith, he'll meet everyone again in the sky one day. (いつか空に届いて)

This is it

Feb. 24th, 2014 03:07 pm
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Well guys.

I've never been good at long good-byes and such, so...

[ReHome is already preparing for take off. Lowe and friends are leaving just as they arrived, years ago - though this time they possibly have more people on board!]

See you around. This isn't the last time we meet, I'm sure!
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[The world has been saved, hopefully for the last time in a long time. The celebrations - and the mourning - have started, and in a lot of places are still continuing. But the victory isn't the only thing to celebrate - and with a lot of help, and a lot of favours, Laura and Lily have extended an invitation to the Chalice crew, past and present, to join them. If you were nearby, chances are the invitation was hand-delivered by a dutiful Servbot.]

1. The setup
[With the looming deadline of the closing portals, things move quickly! Invitations are sent, travel is arranged, a venue is prepared. What had been the White Chalice's Arboretum - now an open-air grove in what's set to become a lush forest - is the site of the ceremony itself, while the celebrations afterwards will take place in Gucun. There's a lot to be done to make ready. Are you helping, or seeking out one of the brides beforehand?]

2. The ceremony
[It's only fitting that Captain Smith should officiate. He's waiting at an arch set up by the flowerbeds of the Arboretum, where the happy couple met, where Laura's tended her memorial to her friends from before the Chalice and to those who've passed on since. Between the Kwan daughters, Epimetheus, and a brace of Servbots you shouldn't have any trouble finding your seat, even if Xue Yi is a little preoccupied ensuring Prometheus behaves. There's some time before the wedding party arrive, to talk amongst yourselves - or with some of the other guests present, who include Laura's overwhelmed-looking parents!]

3. The reception
[Of course, the real point of a wedding is the party afterwards! There's food, drink, and music - Miki pulled some strings, and Pit's showing how Skyworld does catering. After the recent battle, perhaps this is a chance to see some long-absent faces in more peaceful circumstances, or to say goodbye. Or are you just here for the embarrassing speeches?]

[This is a joint mingle post, open to dropped and retired characters as well! For all prompts, please specify whether it's Laura/Lily you want to talk reply, or others!]
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[What is this ruckus? Lily is being thrown into the air repeatedly by a group of other robots! Familiar ones, to many of you.]


   
Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray!


...Hooray.


Ahh... Thanks, but come on, guys! Don't you think this is enough?


Nope. Suddenly you announce you're getting married, and you beat up the big final boss while we handle the mooks? Talk about stealing the thunder! We'll keep doing this forever!

A ha ha... Help?
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I wonder... If there is an over-encompassing, universal force from which every other force is born, then what would be its opposite? Wouldn't it be the personal force that's unique to you and you alone?

[Prometheus shrugs in response to Werter's musing.]

Or maybe I'm just waxing pseudo-philosophically. In the end, Primeval Force was no universal power; it was a parasite born from the paradox of a stable time loop. And it is no more.

Now then. I think I'm done being a hero for now. Time for something even more challenging; I still have that degree in biochemistry to get! I used my strength to protect the world in times of war; now it's time to make it a better place to live in times of peace.
With science.
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[After being rescued from Rushbird Ichitaka can be found...smiling. Despite the burns, heat exhaustion, and all the radiation that he probably took in he's smiling. Of course, Rushbird was now a complete mess and he actually had to think about what he wanted to do with his life.  For now though he's just taking in their victory.]

For once everything just...went well.
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You know... somehow, I always suspected it would end like this.

Primeval Force was destroyed. The heart of it was cast into the sun by the White Chalice's teleportation system, and even then, Ichitaka managed to rescue the Captain and Dan. In the end, Primeval Force... was trapped inside Bismuth's body, where it was destroyed.

He wouldn't want me to grieve at his passing. A death like that is something that every Valhallan strives for. Dying to save the Earth Sphere... was his decision, and in the end, I believe he was happy. He was a warrior, a hero, and my friend.

I promised to tell his story, so I will. I'm going to write a book, about all my experiences from the last year. If any of you have the time, I'd like to talk to you to get the stories from before I joined, as well. An oral history of the White Chalice.

...If there's anything you'd prefer I leave out, then tell me that, as well.
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[It's not just the Chalice that is moving stuff over to Gucun.  In particular, a certain shuttle had to make a cross-ocean trip here after that whole Primeval Force assault thing.  But once it's docked and cleared and everything... a familiar face makes her return.]

The White Chalice... everyone... Been almost a year, hasn't it?

Hope you guys didn't forget about me or my-

Wait.



[Yeah, she's spotted the Montgomery Construction vehicles and stuff.]

Herb, WHAT DID YOU DO?!?

[And off, inside of the shuttle, you can also see... it.  The successor of Shin Getter and Shin Dragon... Getter Robo Hien.]

Stargazer

Feb. 18th, 2014 03:46 pm
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[Late night. White Chalice's deck is unusually peaceful and quiet. Lily is here, standing next to her ship - all her stuff is already inside, packed, ready to go. She's watching the starry sky.]

It won't take long anymore... They will be here soon. Not just a small group of my friends, but a whole Cosmic Ark expedition. This will be the first time most of them will see Earth. The first time they fight together with humans against a common enemy.

Primeval Force... For the sake of my future, for the sake of everyone's futures, you will be destoyed. You ruined enough lives already. No more.

The Firm

Feb. 18th, 2014 09:09 pm
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1. *In the middle of the hustle-bustle of White Chalice's abrupt remodelling, suddenly a huge airship approaches and docks. But rather than a warship, it's a construction ship, bristling with cranes and mechanical arms.

As the ship closes in, Herb looks VERY panicked. He throws random things from his room to his bindle, before tying it up.*



Oh crap. The Firm. It finally caught on my location! If anyone's asking, I'm not here! I'm...  eaten by the primeval force!


2. From the ship, a swarm of grim-looking men in black suits and sunglasses descends.

The leader of the grim-looking gang is a young man in business suit and ponytail. He walks forward and opens his sunglasses and grins.*



"So this is White Chalice..." He politely greets you. "Excuse me sir/madam. Can you kindly direct me to Mr. Herbert Montgomery?"


3*. ...and the ship's cargo door opens. From it descends a horde of workers and construction robots bringing supplies, ammunitions, and whatnot. The ponytailed young man points with his hand and yell.*

"Spare nothing! Supply every mechs and ships you can see here. And after that, help with the reconstruction of White Chalice. Use every available workers and mechs we have! Show the pride of Montgomery Construction!"

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1

Man, I'm so excited! We have almost beat all the bad guys already, Lady Palutena! Just a bit more, and then celebration party!

[Well, someone is in high spirits even though he's packing]

Indeed. Make sure you don't forget anything, though. Did you get your toothbrush? Spare crown? Feather polish?

Geez, Lady Palutena, I'm not a cherub anymore, you know. I can pack on my own.

[Pit and Palutena chat merrily while packing stuff. It should be noted that Pit seems to be "requisitioning" a bunch of the kitchen supplies, tossing all sorts of into a huge green bag bigger than himself]

Hmmmmm... think anyone would mind if we took the oven? It's so much handier than the cookery at Skyworld, I kinda wanna bring it when I leave.

They were just going to dump this module, so far a I'm concerned, knock yourself out.

Point. Alle-hop! [And he pulls the large overn out of its socket and tosses it into the bag as well. Angelic scrounging in progress, please mind your head]

2

[And while everyone is packing, what is Viridi doing? Well, she walks into the Arboretum with a grumpy face, smacking one of the automated systems taking care of preparing the Arboretum for offload into the wall while she's doing so.]

Scram, pests. You'd just ruin half of it. Good thing I'm here. Sending robots to do this. Pft.

[She then stands at the very center of the Arboretum, she slams her staff against the ground, which trembles in sympathy. The alarms go off on principle, but she doesn't seem to care. Instead, she breathes, and raises her hands, filling the entire area with amber-colored light]

Earth, RISE!

[And with a huge shake and a deafening CRACK sound, the entirety of the dirt and ground in the arboretum breaks loose and begins floating, a small flying island full of trees. It then begins to maneuver outward, with the chibi goddess at the helm.

Marvel, go WTF, point out that Viridi is kind of making off with our Arboretum, panic because you were caught on the Arboretum as this happened?]

Memories

Feb. 17th, 2014 04:59 pm
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[Tobia doesn't have much stuff to pack, so he has a lot of time to give a hand with working on the Chalice, and help others. Maybe he's even helping you!

Either way, now his work brought him to the memorial wall.]

This thing...

We can't just leave it here, can we?
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1. Medbay (shortly after The Shield of Time's Last Stand)

Ow.

[Famous first words. Laura's waking up and, Shifter healing factor or no, feeling the effects of trying to go all Getter 1 on a battleship that still has its point defense intact.]

...What happened? Is everyone okay?


2. Hangar (after Dan's announcement)

[Laura's looking over the distressingly warped and dented shape of Penny, the custom Knightpolice having been recovered from the field after Primeval Force's departure. Hanging from the outside meant the Xihpos' destruction didn't harm it too badly, but the subsequent fall to Earth did it no favours.]

Sorry. With everything that's going on, I won't be able to repair you for a while. Most I can do is reserve a bay for you so you don't get parted out while the ship's being evacuated...

[Beside her, Goldie warks confidently. He'll watch over the KMF for her during the Chalice's last hurrah.]


3. Announcement to all [video]

Hello everyone. This is, um, compared to everything else that's going on, it's less urgent, but I wanted you to know...

Once Primeval Force is defeated [of course she says "once"], Lily and I are getting married. Well, not right away. Her family still have to RSVP. But.

You're all invited, of course. Even if we won't have the Chalice by then, we still have each other.
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[The battle for Gucun didn't end too long ago, and White Chalice is already being refitted for its last desperate mission. There's only one small problem though... well, except for the whole "a giant avatar of a force of nature will destroy us all" thing. The problem being - where will you go if Captain Smith is kicking everyone off the Chalice?

How about taking advantage of an invitation?]

Come. The State of Gucun is your ally, and that will not change. More importantly - I am your friend, and will be so forever. The Chairman General's... no. My and Cheng's home is your own.

Rest. Recuperate. Regain your strength. You are going to need it.

We are launching a counterstrike. No matter what, I assure you: humanity will prevail.
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[1, possibly battle log]

Various places all around the world came under attack by Primeval Force clones. These units are copies of all kinds of machines used by humanity, all made from Primeval Force energy - they can be destroyed, but they take a lot of punishment and have more destructive power than the things they copied!

Once the initial attacks are over - some of them repelled, for others the units retreated on their own as if toying with humans, uneasy silence falls upon Earth Sphere. How much more time will pass until another such attack? How long can humanity survive such an ordeal?

How do you react to this? All the while, the titanic avatar of Primeval Force itself watches from space, surrounded by legions of lesser mooks that annihilate anyone that tries to come close.


[2, frontdated a day or two]
"It was a pleasure having you on board."

"Now git off! Off me ship, I tell you! I'm giving you 24 hours to get your stuff away from White Chalice!"


"Umm. What the captain is trying to say is that he and the XO came up with a plan. It's unlikely that Primeval Force can be defeated in conventional combat, but it can be contained."

"White Chalice itself will serve as containment. Ayame already left to retrieve the Primeval Force generator which we will use as a trap. In the meantime, we are removing non-essential parts of the ship such as the arboretum or living quarters, and reinforcing the rest."

"So... this is good-bye. But I hope we can count on your assistance one last time, to break through Primeval Force's copies and reach the main avatar. Then we will either contain it in White Chalice for good, or if that's not enough, destroy it while it's contained within."


"Hey! Who told you to get rid of the minigolf course? I'm the captain, I'm not moving from the bridge!"

[3]

You managed to pick up survivors from Kairos Aspida. There aren't many... but even a few is better than nothing. Surprisingly for absolutely no one, they are devastated and not really in a talkative mood. But if you insist you can have a short conversation with them.


"Why did it have to... Wate, Henrika? Fuck!"


"..."
"..."

Also look who is among the survivors - isn't it Shinra himself! Though it turns out Shinra is not his name, just a nick he insisted everyone used. Evan Cooper, his eyes no longer shining blue, for the first time in many years is no longer a puppet of Primeval Force. Now he is truly free. And he is fully aware of everything he has done while Primeval Force's slave.

So when you see him, he is like this.
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"So it's come to this. Pushed to the brink, Kairos Aspida reveals its true colors and resorts to taking hostages. If it's really as they say, that this is supposed to be the last battle - then you can expect every single combatant to be present at the arranged point. Don't be surprised if there's an ambush."

"But we won't go there empty handed. Look at this."

Ayame's broadcast changes to show the inside of the hangar - where one of the Zakus now sports a weird bulky backpack, with long rods that can extend and retract.

"Using my Primeval Force knowledge and the plans Hixar Fermi acquired, we managed to reverse-engineer the Primeval Force generator containment system into an anti-Primeval Force barrier. It cannot be maintained for long, but it should be able to deflect beams and even energy melee weapons, while not using Primeval Force itself."

"The theory behind the barrier's operation is not wrong, but of course there is no way to test this until we're already in battle. Mass production is already underway."

"And if this doesn't give us an upper hand... God help us."
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[Backdated to between the Demonbane mission and the KA broadcast]
[Locked to Lily]

[It's kind of an incongruous time for a picnic, but then, the whole Chalice has plenty to celebrate right now. Laura's joined in those celebrations, stealing a brief window from the frenzied work on anti-Primeval Force gear, but now she has something more reserved in mind - dinner with Lily, in the evening in the Arboretum by the tree where they first met, on a blanket with a bottle of wine and another of high-grade machine oil under the setting sun. The actual food even decent, since she's picked up both the knowledge and materials to make real Cosmic Ark snacks.

Laura holds up her glass for a toast.]

To us.
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[1] [TRANSMISSION]

[Everyone. Kairos Aspida has made its move, a transmission soon hijacks as many frequencies on the Chalice as it can. A message that is inescapable, one that will be heard no matter what. In a way there was a sense of Deja Vu with this moment, for when Kairos Aspida first appeared, a transmission such as this had been heard. A declaration of intent. Their mission made clear. This would be no different. Once more the familiar sight of the bridge of the Bastion of Insolence is on screen. There was an air of tension in the bridge,Orbrey was shaking in his seat, looking anxiously between his fellows and the Captain. Maura gave Zyvan a nod before the grizzled Captain finally spoke.]

To those aboard the White Chalice, to all who are receiving this broadcast. I am Alessio Hieronymus Zyvan, Captain of the Kairos Aspida warship Bastion of Insolence. I pray that you are all listening to what I have to say... for the blood of many will be on your hands if you are not.

[Zyvan took in a harsh and ragged breath, downright glaring towards the screen. Disappointment, anger, sadness, resignation. There were many things that could be felt from the man's gaze.]

I am not Petar nor Biff... I do not have their gift for words... but my meaning will be clear regardless.

[He motions to Maura and soon smaller image appears on the broadcast. A fleet of Kairos Aspida ships and airborne troops. Right. Over. Gucun.]

It has become clear that there can be no compromise anymore between our two causes. My communications officer is transferring a set of coordinates which you will bring the White Chalice to, as well as the date we expect you to arrive. I know that you value your friends as well as the lives of innocent people... but it goes without saying what will happen to them should you not appear.

[The captain lowers his head and adjusts his hat, solemn in his posture and expression. Regret hanging from every word.]

I am sorry it had to come to this... but what happened to Petar can never be forgiven. One way or another, whether you fight us to the end or it becomes our last stand, the conflict between our two sides will end.

I will see you at the battlefield.

[The transmission ends. Any attempts to contact both Gucun and Kairos Aspida have been completely jammed.]

(OoC: The above is a Mingle/general reaction Post.)

[2] [LOCKED TO NPCs ONLY]

[Zyvan had adjourned to the officer's lounge on his ship. Admittedly he had long allowed all members of his crew access so long as it was left in order. It seemed less and less people had come to relax in this now lonely room. Tatianna was undergoing several checks with the doctors and technicians, his bridge crew thus could not leave their posts, and the pilots under his command were all preparing for the battle ahead.]

And so it begins. Our last battle with the Chalice... This is not how at all I imagined it to be...

Can we really say we are ready for this?

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Well then. The situation intensifies. The short version is that all of Black Lodge and Cthulhu are defeated, but Master Therion is alive and soon, the gate of Yog-Sothoth will open, releasing hundreds of overpowered eldritch abominations on Earth. This could be stopped if we kill Therion, but he happens to be behind the gate himself. We have a few weeks at most.

Shall we give up? Hell no. I've already seen some pretty dire things and didn't give up then. We know almost everything about Master Therion now, and Maxene has some information to share as well. Knowledge is power... And, as a scientist, all my power comes from knowledge! Soon, we should have a plan to stop Therion for good; to break the cycle of his constant rebirth. This is not the end for humanity; it's merely the beginning of another huge challenge ahead of us. But since when does that stop White Chalice?

[Prometheus, who's lounging nearby in a small pool of regeneration-increasing liquid like it was a jacuzzi, raises a sign in response to the speech. It reads: 7/10.]
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 [Eibon is not a particularly "social" person, so it's a bit surprising to see something of an announcement from her.]

Everyone, I...

...I am sorry. I have failed you, and all mankind.

Those of you with weaker minds should consider suicide. What comes after Yog-Sothoth heralds the rest of his kin from outside time into this world will...not be something you want to stick around for.

[That's it for her extremely glum announcement. Later, Eibon can be seen in the arboretum, tending to some plants.]
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It's a battle over the Pacific Ocean, where the gigantic fleshy blob of Cthulhu floats over the continent of R'lyeh, trying to raise it! While a small group breaks into the inside of the evil god, the rest of us has to face its minions! There are individually weak, but incredibly numerous! Enemies encountered include:

Destroyer Robots - oldschool robots straight from a 60s movie, but mecha sized. They are varied but most can fly and shoot some kind of missiles or beams.
Deep Ones - fish-faced humanoid abominations from the sea! They vary in size from human to giant robot-sized. Some possess extra mutations.
Dagon- and Hydra-lookalikes - slug-like monsters the size of a small battleship. Disgusting.
Cthulhu's tentacles - the blob cannot spam lasers in its current state, but it still has lots of tentacles it tries to use for melee.

We're not alone in this battle, various organizations are helping out as well! Also, Metatron and Sandalphon are going through their duel nearby, but that's not a part of the giant battle and Metatron seems to be winning anyway.

Idealism

Jan. 24th, 2014 09:01 pm
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[personal profile] not_the_deer
[Tobia is watching a news bulletin. What is it about? Conflicts being ended; it's about how OZ and White Fang ceased hostilities. And Le Garite and De Metrio. And the Moonrace. And how A-LAWS stopped fighting and are probably getting disbanded. White Chalice's is not mentioned once, but its involvement is heavily hinted at between the lines.]

That Treize guy kept his promise after all! I knew we made the right decision.

Humans are violent by nature, but somehow we're closer to world peace than ever! Terrorist groups are still present, but from ongoing conflicts, isn't only the fight between the Clans left? Maybe, when all of humanity is at peace, Kairos Aspida will seek peaceful cooperation as well.
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1.



[A certain someone's in the infirmary, weak but in a stable condition.  Her lungs, along with some of the more fragile muscles are pretty badly off but... to say nothing of the massive gash on the left side of her face that's taken her eye and forced me to flip the image because goddammit nothing can ever be easy in the world of using PBs and then finding out there's this awesome hospitalization pic of a character that goes great with what you had planned for them.

[It's not until hours after she's returned to the Chalice that her one good eye finally begins to open up.  Lights.  Ceiling.  The kind of pain that lets her know she's somehow survived the Izanami Virus...]



I'm... alive.

[No telling how long she'll be conscious.  But she's at least going to try to get something out before going under again...]

[Public video]

Everyone... thank you.

I don't know what happened out there after Typhon's attack but... we must've won, right?  Typhon and Takeda and everyone else've been stopped and it's just one less threat to worry about.

Neptune, Ichitaka, Richard... everyo-

[Aaaand coughing fit again.  Her lungs are still a mess, and her heartfelt video's going to have to be cut short.  Though you can still say something back to her, be it in person or by video!]

2.

[Public video]



[And on top of that, a new face onboard the Chalice!  Well, new face, old friend, because...]

Everyone, this is R speaking.

[In human form!  With an actual voice!]

I never thought I'd have to adopt this form, the gynoid recreation of Greta Wagner, again.  I didn't even think it would be possible.  As it so happens though, it turned out that it had survived the incidents at the Tritech Labs.  A mixed blessing, I suppose.  As much as I hate this body and the identity it represents, it can at least let me keep a closer eye on Lynn while she recovers.  Afterwards I'm just going to throw it in a closet and never even think about using it again unless I need it, which I someday might.

As for what happened out there, what I did?

I don't have any regrets.  In the end, Alice was just a weapon.  One that could talk and had a twisted equivalent of human feelings... but something that needed to be stopped.  And so that's exactly what I did.

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[personal profile] zaku_for_xmas
Since the Sanc intervention, Bernie has been out of combat. Who remembered that Bernie was a new Zaku? Which made its debut when the Chalice "went berserk".

So far, his first couple trials has been a success. He's sitting in between the Zaku's shoulder and head, just contemplating]

"I'm actually pretty proud of myself," he said, patting the Zaku's head.

Hunter

Jan. 14th, 2014 11:13 pm
mecha_eihwaz: (Theta: living for tomorrow)
[personal profile] mecha_eihwaz
Why are robots who want to become humans messed up so often? As if being a robot meant you are somehow less of a person. That's offensive.

Typhon does not deserve to be called either. For the civilians who died in Madrid, and for the soldiers who died now... If I meet him again, I will destroy him. He didn't manage to spread the Izanami Virus today, but he will if he gets another chance. I won't give him that.
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[1]

[Cora remains in her armor - seated upon a pile of boxes with both fists pressed against the front of her helmet. Dice was still laid up in the infirmary and had lost a lot of blood but he'd recover. Dagger was making a report to Ulysses about the whole situation in Cora's stead and Scythe was holed up somewhere. Probably beating herself up about not being able to keep from being locked down by Isaac.]

...Just what the hell happened....Mongrel... Oxide... Appletree...

[The Sinclair family sword laid close by, still stained thoroughly from Last Stage's blood. Cora herself had more than a few injuries. Yet she still hadn't relinquished her armor for repairs nor attended to her own wounds.]

And now those bastards are on Mars.... goddamnit... what am I even doing...

[But at least the populace remained unharmed... god only knows what could have happened and-]



Mum!

Lucas-?

[She was startled, didn't they drop everyone off just before the mission once they were sure it was safe? She didn't really have much time to think as there was a light clunk against her armor as her son hugged her tightly.]

Mum, they just said you got back and I saw one of your friends get pulled away on one of those hospital cart things and I tried looking for you there but they didn't say you were there and I tried to find you all over the place and-

[Lucas was just belting out the words in a frantic manner, getting exceedingly more out of breath, Cora's helmet pulled open and she gave her son a comforting smile.]

Lucas... Lucas... calm down... breath... its okay. I'm alright... I just got scratched a few times... its not so bad.

But Mum, you're bleeding! You got holes in your fancy space suit thing... We need to find the ships nurse!

[Everyone will be treated to the sight of a young boy barely in his teens trying his damndest to tug a grown woman in power armor off her seat to find someone to help with her wounds. Cora doesn't even look embarrassed at all.]

[2]



[Cora's bandaged up after finally relenting to Lucas' frantic attempts to get her into the infirmary and downright exhausting himself with his futile tugs. Now out of her armor, she and her son were relaxing in front of a TV, watching some old television show from what you could tell and enjoying some sandwiches. Peanut butter and Jam from the looks of it, there was an entire plate full of them off to the side too. Despite the horrific stress and losses taken during the mission, Cora seemed surprisingly at peace - and Lucas just looked quite happy to be by his mother's side.]

Hey... do you want to join us? I think after the day we all had, you could use the rest too.

[She motions lightly with her mechanical arm to the empty space next to her.]

[3a] [Locked to Roads]

[After a while Cora  found someone to look after Lucas for a while. For her own reasons she was going to look for someone on the ship to talk to.]

Roads?... Could you spare a while for me?

[3b] [Babysitting] [Anyone who isn't Cynthia.]

[Whoever you are, you've been tasked by Cora to look after her son while she handles some private business. He's been pretty energetic and was asking you questions non-stop and often looking around wherever you're with him with much excitement. Hm... maybe he had too many of those sandwiches.]

[4] [The Squad]

[Dice, Dagger, Scythe. Along with Cora they're all that's left of the team. Dagger remained silent as he looked over the post battle report he was going to send to HQ, Scythe was cradling her gun... and Dice?]

Mongrel... that idiot... I can't believe it... he just... why did he.... god... what are we gonna tell his mother? I heard she was just starting to get lucid again!

[Dice was agonizing over the loss of his friend. He may have been an jerk, but Mongrel was their jerk.]

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[Right after the mission and the craziness with the dimensional diver.... there's just one question on Lynn's mind.]

Just... how much of a difference is there between proper science and... "SCI-ENCE"?

[Yeah, that word comes out awkwardly.]

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[There's another familiar face returning to the Chalice after the previous mission. Nebula looks rather lonely without his siblings with him but Miki herself seems to be enjoying herself.]

Ah, there's nothing quite like coming back to this place.
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This alternate reality-hopping adventure... It was certainly something. For better or for worse, I don't think I will forget about it anytime soon. Or ever.

It was also exactly what I needed. I'm feeling alright now. And it's time to get to work... We have several important matters to resolve and a madman to stop, after all. I'm sure I can help with devising a plan somehow.

Texotic, Coztic... Watch me.
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[The morning after Texotic's death, Werter is sitting in some dark corner, looking absolutely like shit. It's been obvious that he hasn't slept at all during the night. And there's something in his hand - the silver bracelet he bought for Texotic, not so long ago.]

...They were the most innocent adults I knew. Both of them.
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[Ryou's slumped on a chair somewhere with a bottle of wine in one hand and a hell of a lot of regrets in the other. Meaning it was pressed against his face as he was surrounded by what was more or less a cloud of bitterness.  A lot had gone down... and he was feeling the sting from all of it, from Texotic's death to Jack's senseless murder of fellow Ravens to Naiza (Now Zinaida) having become a Human PLUS. They still won, but it felt like dust.]

...

[He slowly swirls the contents of the bottle, an empty look in his eyes. 'A senseless death' he said. That was what was awaiting him, what he expected, what he knew.]

Its always because of someone who sets themselves up higher than everyone else...

[The bottle slips from his fingers and crashes to the ground. Ryou barely even notices. There was a dim light being cast on his face from a tablet on the table showing some Ark related info - things Jack had prepped to sent should he have died. It just made him more bitter really. A man making a terrible mistake and murdering people in hopes to single someone out to clean his mess. Nothing compared to what the Overbeing Father had done, but all the more frustrating because of his ties. He looks at his hand - a slight cut on it from the shattered wine bottle. He tilts it and watches the blood flow along it.]

Should I still bother being human at this point?

[He doesn't notice you at all.]

Farewell

Jan. 4th, 2014 02:26 am
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[1]
Everyone... I remember everything. It's over. We've won.

[Post-mission, Pilhua is destroyed. But so is the Over Being Father. And now there is a blue-ish aura around Texotic. Like a flame, tiny and barely visible at first but growing in time.]

There is something you need to know.
During their "games", Over Being met resistance. Rarely did their play go as smoothly as they hoped for. Their supposed prey fought - fought hard, tooth and nail. As we did just now.
The universe is full of humanity's brethren. Of heroes.

The threat of Over Being is over. What Teootl said is true. Just as Conetzin and Pilhua are creations of Over Being and cannot exist without them, so can Over Being not exist without Teootl.

This includes me. In a few hours, I too will be... gone...

Please do not cry for me. I...

[And she almost did it. Almost said it with composure and a calm face.

But no. Tears start to well in Texotic's eyes as she cries out.]

I will miss you all so much! I... I really wanted to stay with you for longer!

[2]
The inevitable )
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1. [The mission ended on a bittersweet note. And afterwards, you might run into a certain white-clad mage - now decked out in heavy looking gear - as she touches down on the deck. There's a serious look on her face.]

I'm sorry; inter-dimensional space has been rough lately, but I hurried back here as soon as I could.

I'm glad that everyone seems to be holding up since the last time we met, and while we're at it...I do have some good news to share...

---


2. [A while later in the hangar, Nanoha is holding a small holographic clipboard as she inspects the equipment she used in the mission: The Fortress and Strike Cannon. The individual parts are floating - occupying one of the mecha stations, and Raising Heart in its standby form is hovering just above her left shoulder.

If some of you couldn't tell already, this stuff is new even to Nanoha. That's also why she's inspecting it: to make sure it won't do anything she doesn't want it to. Her first impression?]

Mm...maybe they would have overdone it if they'd kept at this...

[And those are not words she just throws around. If you're curious, now's a good time to ask.]
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"I finally found you, traitor."

Suddenly, White Chalice's screens light up with an image of a giant hulk of a man, all muscle and power.

"That's where you were hiding, Texotic. Humans who listen to this, know who I am. I am Nextic, the strongest Over Being. Millions... no - billions of lesser creatures perished by my hands. You will be next."

"But I am curious. What kind of trickery did you have to pull to defeat three other Over Being? This is a challenge. You can find me at these coordinates. Show me your best. Show me, and then die."

Blip, the transmission is over. But what remains is a series of coordinates given by the last Over Being. Coordinates that point to Corporation territory...
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[1]
This happens DURING the incident with Kairos Aspida, with White Chalice's controls, doors, lights and other systems going haywire, not to mention possibly all the shaking from blasts and explosions.

And yet, since Dan doesn't have control over White Chalice for this moment, someone else can use this opportunity to escape...

Those of you not in the mission - you have an opportunity to talk to someone right before an escape pod launches itself and leaves the Chalice to disappear somewhere far away behind the horizon. Someone who appears on a nearby terminal - it's not Dan.

It's ALICE! And the other person who left in the escape pod is Caulder!


[2]
Post-mission. We were miraculously NOT attacked by Kairos Aspida - they decided not to take action until it's fully understood just what the hell happened. But they left and warned us to stay away for a while, unless we want what remains of the cease fire to perish completely. Hopefully mission logs will help shed some light on this matter.

In the meantime, Ayame is directing some engineering operation.

"We are removing the Primeval Force generator installed in White Chalice. It was offline and had enough safety measures to prevent it from turning itself on."

"But that's not enough. Whatever happened out there was related to Primeval Force. The generator just being connected was enough for Dan to lose control of White Chalice's systems, even if only partially. I can only imagine what would happen if it was turned on."

"..."

"This generator is what Kairos Aspida was after. Or rather, its unique function. It allows White Chalice to teleport, unerringly and across large distances. Kairos Aspida is a relatively small force. They would need this in order to play 'world police', travel fast across the globe to prevent incidents as they happen."

"I don't have to say this, but recent events prevent us from activating this function - or handing it over to Kairos Aspida."
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[Locked to people in Gucun]

[This time, Laura gives a little more warning of her arrival - she'd made sure the Chalice wasn't going to shoot them down, but this time the people in charge of that are the ones she'd like to surprise. So when she lands Lily's fast scout ship - somewhere inconspicuous, because this is a far cry from an official visit - she has no illusions of being able to sneak up on her quarry.

Which allows her to bring an unstealthy stack of presents. Handled by her long-suffering pack mule, Golden Sovereign.]

Sorry I didn't write. But I brought souvenirs!
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Matthew...is standing in the middle of a small podium in the midst of the Chalice, with a megaphone he recently got for Christmas, a backpack at his feet, sleigh bells on a bandolier and a nervous expression on his face.

"Attentions, citizens of the White Chalice!" He shouts. "Due to not realizing that I was supposed to participate in Christmas Activities along with everyone else, I have neglected my presenting-giving duties severely! At this point in time, it is near impossible for me to get gifts for everyone aboard the White Chalice, let alone appropriate gifts!"

He thrusts a hands into the air. "However! Gifts do not have to be physical! Neg, in fact sometimes a service can be the greatest gift of all! Therefore, for the remainder of the Christmas day, I shall sing any christmas songs and dramatically narrate any christmas story that people request!"

"The que is at my feet." He clarifies.
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[[When is a Gundam no longer a Gundam?

When it's a Christmas Tree!


For a week the Gundam Spiegel has been in the hangar, but today, without warning, it's not a Gundam-sized Christmas tree... mostly red and yellow lights, but, HEY NEO-GERMANY after all!


And the star of the tree? When is a star not a star?

When it's (say it with me now, all together) Schwarz Bruder!

And here he comes leaping down from atop the tree! Carrying a sack of gifts. Is this why we haven't seen him since he mysteriously arrived last week?
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[The Goodbye]

Well... I guess this is it.

Everyone. It's been.... I really learned a lot while I was here, and I found a lot as well. Take care of yourselves alright?



After being nailed to a tree for a week I've had quite enough excitement...Good luck. Do try to make this truce last, there's little reason for us to fight Kairos Aspida.

[Mad and Yui are about to leave the Chalice, thus bringing a close to their adventures with everyone here. Do you have anything to say before they leave?]

[The Exit.]


[As to how they were going to leave interestingly enough... Mad didn't load the Lambda onto a shuttle... Rather she loaded up all her belongings as well as Yui's into her mecha and... well...]

[Remember how Raynor had a giant motorcycle for Paragon? The sound of its massive engine was rumbling through the Hangar as the Lambda revved it up and rode it right out and off into the sunset. Was she wearing sunglasses as well when she did it? Who can say? Either way she figured if they were gonna leave, it may as well be showy.]

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[It's the return of Robo Santa! Only this time, the Servbots are not reindeers - they're elves instead, wearing green hats and running around excitedly. Werter is nowhere to be seen. So who's pulling the rickety sleigh?]



Tekeli-Li!

[Yup, Shoggoth reindeer. Lose 1d6/1d10 sanity. Also, Prometheus uses his small computer to give a message to the world again.]

HO HO HO! MERRY CHRISTMAS! SANTA HAS GIFTS FOR ALL THE GOOD BOYS AND GIRLS OF WHITE CHALICE! AND MOST OF THE NAUGHTY ONES. HO HO HO!

Gratitude

Dec. 23rd, 2013 05:28 am
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[Do you have CR with Texotic? Then she is going to hesitantly approach you, holding a bag full of gifts. Not a Santa-like bag, just a bag. Also her clothes and looks in general are different than before now.]

You give presents during Christmass, don't you? Take this.

... And thank you. For everything.

[All tsundere-like, she hands you a gift! What could it be?]

(Don't worry about describing the gift you receive, that's my part.)
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[Finally, White Chalice arrived in Orb. We will be here for a while, so make yourselves comfortable! Fortunately the oceanic country is a peaceful and prosperous one, so you can spend this time in comfort. Not to mention the high class hotel that was booked specifically for us to reside in - covering a lot of ground, with many facilities and easy access to nearby malls, what luxury! There's a giant Christmas tree in the lobby to put everyone in festive mood, and even though the climate is not exactly what you'd call winter-like, Orb mobile suits are flying around the place and showering it with snow a few times every day. Talk about dedication. Or wastefulness.]

[1 - general Christmas thread, mingling encouraged]

[The Christmas party will be a large and opulent one, with delicious food and plenty of important-looking people in fine clothing. Feel free to join in - or experience the holiday on your own pace, especially since there is so many things to do! The whole shebang will last for more than just the Christmas days, so feel free to spread responses around time-wise rather than making everything happen at once.

Enjoy the festivities! Also Kairos Aspida is there, so if you want to talk to particular people, see below.]

[2 - talk to the Leader?]
Read more... )

[3 - talk to the Second in Command?]
Read more... )

[4 - talk to the Jerk?]
Read more... )

[5 - talk to the Troll Information Gathering Specialist?]
Read more... )

[6 - talk to the Grizzled Captain?]
Read more... )

[7 - talk to the Crew?]

[Scattered through the very same mall were the Crew - both pilots and members of the ship itself - of the Bastion of Insolence (Plus one - the Captain of the Brachos Class Cruiser which had been present on the ambush). Whether you encounter them eating, shopping or just otherwise messing around at an arcade or skating rink or something. You'll bump into them. Despite being clad in full uniform they're acting like ordinary people rather being ruthless or cold or cruel or vicious. They interacted with each other with the warmth and ease of camaraderie and friendship - light shoves, noogies, jokes and boasts with grins all around - or in one case just looking grumpily out of place as everyone's all cheery around them.]

[Sub-prompt 7a: Indra Constatious, Wate Nimec, Henrika Abrahamsson]
Read more... )

[Sub-prompt 7b: Ernest Zapatero, Aglaea Glockner]
Read more... )

[Sub-prompt 7c: Rando Tujip, Farron Halsey]
Read more... )

[Sub-prompt 7d: Orbrey Keller, Maura Dyson, Frans Cremona]
Read more... )

[8 - talk to the Wife?]
Read more... )
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[There's a familiar ship back in the hangar, arrived quietly and without fanfare - under the circumstances, it's not good to draw attention to advanced alien technology. And on the comms, one of the passengers -]

Hello, everyone. We're back. With some good news, which I should probably let Lily deliver.

But whatever about our news, I imagine a lot must have happened here while we were away. I'm relieved to see the planet's still in one piece, to be honest...

What have we missed?

[If you're quick on the draw, you might intercept Laura while she's still in the hangar, but the likeliest place to find her is in the mess - she's wasted no time in brewing some tea and getting a taste of home. The look on her face is somewhere between bliss and the verge of tears. It looks like Cosmic Ark had an effect on her, too, as she's still wearing what looks like an Angel Force-style outfit - though without the bulky metal armour, except for a small headpiece.]
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1. This place is pretty nice. All those old buildings, it's almost as if the Second Impact didn't happen at all! Let's see... What should I check out next?

[Lily spends her time exploring Madrid with a tourist map in hand. But other than that, she's also buying souvenirs - various technological gadgets and parts, mostly. The most visible exception is one of those multi-tiered, colorful flamenco dresses, which she's now wearing instead of her normal armor.]

2 - locked to Laura
Hey... Do you have any plans for the evening?

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[1]
[White Chalice returns to Earth's atmosphere, and is around Europe to that. That means it's time to put Devon's plan into action: after hugging her daughters so tightly, she prepares her luggage - very small and light, tinier than what she had with herself when she first appeared onboard.]
I will be departing for a trip. It is a selfish act - but it will take but a single day, no more than two at most. The White Chalice should be fine during my absence.

It is time to reconnect with my past. The old SECT headquarters... only ruins remains by now, but I will revisit them.

[Following part as well as prompts 2 and 3 locked only to VERY close CR]

If you wish to, you are welcome to accompany me. I would be glad.

[2]
[Devon departed on a small shuttle craft, with Laura and possibly others - but before checking out the old HQ, she steered the vehicle in a slightly different direction.

Towards a small European town, one surrounded by forested wilderness. In that quaint place, she has one place to visit, a single old building.]

...

I see.

So it was... fruitless after all.

[She states after walking through the building's rooms, emptied and abandoned a long time ago. Not even a single document or piece of furniture left, just a hollow feeling remaining.

The building in question? An orphanage in which Devon was raised - before she ran away from it, to live on her own in the wilds.]

[3]
[Some time later, another abandoned location - a much larger one this time, and the one that was an actual destination for this voyage. Say hello to SECT's old base, located on a tiny uninhabited North Sea island. Several modern buildings stand tall, bustling with life in the past but now only wind travels through their halls. The location is hard to reach enough that neither vagrants nor wild animals made their way here. But none of the above ground constructions interest Devon.]

Let's go.
Straight to the heart of the base as I remember it.

[No - she heads towards the underground section.]

[4]
[The return.

Devon has had plenty of time to consider everything. Two individuals - one, a Nietzschean lone warrior. The other, a wife, mother and politician. The former accused the latter of being weak, betraying her principles. The latter accused the former of irresponsibility and hypocrisy.

The two are one person. Their... her goals are one and the same. Protect, not just those dear to her but the whole of humanity, even if one person at a time. Punish, those who ruin others' lives with their callous behavior, even if one person at a time. One does not exclude the other. But the hardest thing to realize...

Is one's humanity. Humanity means you are flawed - you screwed up in the past, and probably will so in the future. No one is perfect and flawless, Devon included. This trip gave her enough proof of that, made her remember many bad decisions made in the past. But, in this realization, she achieved inner strength.]

I know my goal now. As long as there are those who make good people cry, I will not stop my pursuit in bettering the world. I will stumble during my mission. I will make mistakes - I am only a human. But for as long as I live, I will not give up.

Because I am a human. This is my greatest power.



Everyone.

[Devon leaned on the wall, in a pose of confidence. Just like old times.

But it's not mere posing. She wishes to impress no one. This expression of resolution is how she really feels.]

I am back.
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1

 [As the assault group lands from the Leviathan incursion, Samus comes out quickly from her ship. She'd believed the Metroid larva to be dead. 

Once again. 

But scans had showed it to be barely hanging to life. So she jumps out of the Hunter-1 and approaches the carried creature, touching it softly. It screes weakly in recognition as she kneels besides it, expressionless, letting it know she's there. 

She frowns, clearly thinking (and the fact that this is clear should probably be a hint of how concerned Samus is). What about, though, hard to guess. Still, you have a minute to approach her before she springs into action, if you have any ideas]

2

[Will come after 1]
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[1]
[A lone figure stands atop White Chalice, outside in the vacuum of space. Devon's black armor blends with the black void, as if forming one entity with the hostile environment surrounding her. She's busy standing tall, gazing into the distance, an air of thought and melancholy about her - metaphorically speaking of course.]

Jake... Frank...

...

Ryo...

[There's no sound in space obviously, but if you tune in a radio for the Shifter amplifier frequency, you may be able to hear quiet whispers of several names.

Followed by a wistful sigh.]

[2]
[Devon's back inside the oxygenated inside of the ship. She seems ill at ease, her pose worn out and devoid of energy as she faces whatever mirrored or reflective surface is available. The reflection is staring right at her, with an intense gaze.]

Became... weak? No. What idiocy.

Dammit. I have lost my vision. My clarity.

[It's not clear whom she is addressing.]

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