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Re: Infinite New Vindicators Return (M&M 2e IC)

Post by Michuru » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:08 pm

LLUVIA / Gaspar Zorrilla e Higueras
HP: 1 / Condition: -

"If we're being watched, I can fix that. I can bring in a thick fog to surround us. Might be useless if they have thermal goggles." He remembered he was in the future. "Or something else." He looked to the Vindicator. "Do you all have something else?"

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Post by Shock » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:40 pm

Prehistoric (David Gordon)
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David turned back to join the group but delayed changing back to human form. It was hard to keep a scent while changing forms and he didn't want to make Angela uncomfortable again. But once they seemed to be opening a discussion, he shifted back to his natural form. "Remember Valderon is hiding because someone is looking for him. I'm sure the people watching us know why we're here, but why announce that we can lead them right to him?"

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Post by EnigmaticOne » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:47 pm

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"Yeah, I can transmit a message, but as David says, is that really a good idea?" Francis asked.
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Post by Arkrite » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:06 pm

Merle Tremblay
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Merle felt a pang of frustration as people wanted to stop to talk while a gang planned to shoot them.

"LLuvia, if they start shooting bring in the fog and give us some cover. But only if you can get rid of it in a hurry. The gang that is after Valderon can turn into giant animals, so they'd probably be able to spot us through the fog, and we don't want to give them an advantage."

He turned to give his attention to the two leading the way, "Since they can turn into giant monsters, I doubt they'd need guns, so these guys are probably one of the many other gangs that run this area. And they're already planning to shoot us, the only reason they haven't already done so is because of our chaperone. Eventually they're going to try something stupid because they think they have the advantage and that we don't know they are there."

"If they think that we know where they are, which might make them less likely to attack. If we're not going to screw in their business, they're less likely to attack. If they let us go right to Valderon we are golden as can take him and leave before they can do anything."

"Even if it only makes them reconsider for a few minutes, that should be enough time to leave the area. Yes, it's not without risk. If they're working with the enemy they may attack. But I believe doing nothing is just as risky."

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Post by Shock » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:12 am

Prehistoric (David Gordon)
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"You're the boss, amigo." David nodded and looked back in the direction he'd been heading. He didn't envy Merle's position. It was far easier to focus just on following the trail. "Just tell me when to go."

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Post by EnigmaticOne » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:30 am

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"And what it is you specifically want me to send." Francis added.
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Post by Gilliam » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:50 am

Anton "Carnudo" Villiam
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"They can turn into monsters." Ant muttered to himself deciding to keep quiet.

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Post by Arkrite » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:16 am

Merle Tremblay
HP: 1 LP:1 Condition: Normal

Merle suddenly realized the biggest mistake he'd made up to this point. He'd put together a team, but never thought to bring somebody who had any real knowledge of the location, or the gangs that worked in it.

He made a mental note to fix that for next time.

"Keep at the tracking for now," He nodded to Prehistoric then looked back to Cooker, "As for the message..."

He paused. A rich kid from Canada talking to a gang in Brazil. There'd be no culture shock issues there, would there?

"Unless Angela has any suggestions," She was the only one on the team who'd been down here and might know how to deal with the gangs, "Just send a message saying The Vindicators are here to supervise retrieving a student who got lost in this area. We are not interested in interfering in anybody's business. We hope to find the student and be on our way before the hour is out."

"Without having to call in the rest of the Vindicators team."


Was that too much of a threat? Or not nearly enough of one? Was it too subtle?

Merle felt completely out of his depth. Shouldn't there have been actual classes for these kinds of things?

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Re: Infinite New Vindicators Return (M&M 2e IC)

Post by Horsenhero » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:00 pm

Ch. 6: August & Everything After-

PC's (All) npc's (Lorena Argento, Lei Kung, Desiree' Seguin, Angela Zapata)-


After Francis sends the transmission Merle requested the walkie talkies around them go silent, all that remains is the constant background rumble of the hundreds of active radio channels in the city. Not that it bothered the young Esper, he'd been subject to this noise ever since his powers manifested. It was just like walking through downtown Sao Paolo, the level of noise was a constant drone.

Lei Kung sidled up to Gaspar and quietly said; "That was a good idea concerning the fog. People tend to forget that controlling the weather can be more than throwing lightning or other bombastic effects. With that in mind, despite my immortality I can be temporarily disabled and should that happen, you're the only one present who can wield this." He indicates the massive black metal hammer. "When the artificers of Hyperborea created it, they keyed it to a particular set of abilities...weather manipulation. Not that I expect such a circumstance, but better safe than sorry."

Meanwhile just ahead of them, Anton whispers to himself; "They can turn into monsters."

Lorena puts her hand of his shoulder. "Not quite. According to Tamati, the Zoo transforms them into monsters using his own power. There are limits though. Tamati attacked the Zoo directly which forced him to take his shape-shifting power back, so he could defend himself, which left his followers naked and powerless. IF we end up under attack, the best strategy is to locate the puppeteer and go after him instead of getting distracted by the puppets.."

In the lead, David makes it through the choked rubble into the foyer of the abandoned hotel only to smell multiple recent scents not just Valderon. Multiple scents including animal scents and that of blood. A quick search of the area turns up no sign of the Luck manipulating Esper. Not a big surprise, since David finds the spot where the bloodied boy had been hiding and if appearances were any indication, he'd been discovered and overpowered.

If there was any silver lining to this it was that it happened recently. The remnants of cloth Valderon had used to bandaged his injuries was still stickly with blood, not completely dry...but given the animal scents mixed in with the human ones, it was obvious the Zoo's gang had found their target.

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Post by Shock » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:08 pm

Prehistoric (David Gordon)
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David shifted back to human form. "He was here recently. So was the Zoo. I can't tell if they took him or he ran."

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Post by Arkrite » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:42 pm

Merle Tremblay
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"Well, the good news is that either way he's still alive," Merle noted.

"Can you keep tracking him? I'd prefer to follow him as to following the Zoo, but if we can't follow Valderon's trail then they're the only reasonable option," he said as he gave the area a quick look.

Reaching up to activate his comm he put in a call to the school, "Would you be able to ready a driver for the APC? Our chances of avoiding a fight are getting slim and I can't afford to leave a teammate to watch it. I can teleport him directly from the school to the APC."

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Post by Horsenhero » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:14 am

Ch. 6: August & Everything After-

Merle:


In response to his call, Merle got a return transmission from Pandora Olivas, the UN liaison between the school and the local government.

"Merle, go ahead and send the APC back. The local law-enforcement was a bit upset at having their jurisdiction superceded, but made it clear they'd forgive those strong arm tactics if they were called in to assist. When you're ready to exit, just use your comm-link to ask for Captain Benito Fieri. He has a squad camped close by and can get you out. We've piggy-backed the police onto our frequency to keep things simple."

"If things get out of your teams' control there...ask for me on comms, we have back up standing by if you need it."

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Post by Arkrite » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:23 am

Merle Tremblay
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Merle pursed his lips and tugged the cuffs of his uniform sleeves into place.

They'd ran into a diplomatic issue. They needed to keep the police happy, which unfortunately meant their quick and easy escape just became a bit of an issue. Teleporting themselves out would take only seconds, but doing so would result in an upset police force. That might not mean much right now, but it would easily come back to haunt them later.

"Understood, Captain Fieri. We will let you know when we are are ready for extraction," He said in the same professional tone he used while in the medical bay, "Please be aware we are currently being followed by some armed individuals. They are not an issue at the moment, but when you come in they may be an issue."

Deactivating his comm, he turns to the others, "For those of you who didn't catch that, our exit strategy just changed. We're sending the APC back, and the police will be providing our exit."

"They are currently on our Comm channels waiting for us to give them the cue to act, so try to keep everything professional,"
Merle said, hoping that everybody got the hint.

"Cooker, keep the team here while Prehistoric finds the trail," He looks to the others, "I'll be taking Lluvia back to the APC so we can drop it off and get Counterpunch back."

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Post by Horsenhero » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:30 pm

Ch 6: August & Everything After-

PC's: All npc's (Lorena Argento, Lei Kung, Desiree' Seguin, Angela Zapata)-


Captain Fieri gives a quick, affirmative response to Merle and the trip back to the APC and round trip to and from campus happen without any unusual incidents. By the time Merle, Gaspar and Desiree' make it back to the others the Tyrannosaur is practically pacing impatiently. While David is far too intelligent to be overcome by the primitive drives of his saurian forms, the rearranging of his physical biology does put him more in touch with how the environment affected these creatures and the smell of blood has got his metabolism amped. Deep in the atavistic portions of his brain, the T-Rex wants to hunt. To David's benefit neither lizards nor birds drool.

Gaspar on the other hand found himself walking beside a decidedly different kind of girl. Desiree' was obviously excited to get in on the action as she could barely contain her grin and there was a noticeable bounce in her step ever since Merle told her she was "going active" for this mission. Unlike Herta though, she wasn't bitter or unpleasant and she possessed none of the reticence girls like Kirstie and Ellen seemed burdoned with. She was seemingly every bit the saucy femme fatale she played herself off as and much more forward than the girls he was used to. Three times during the walk back she'd managed to brush up against him, copping a feel of his biceps, delts and buttocks in the process, making little "mmm's" of approval each time.

When he turned to look, she would bite her bottom lip or tip of her index finger and silently mouth the word "oops". After which she would brush the single dyed pink lock of hair back behind her ear. From what Gaspar understood she had a nearly identical half-sister which begged the question: how did anyone at this school concentrate on field exercises or training? Desiree' was supposed to be some sort of combat monster, but Lluvia would almost swear her neo-sapien power was flirting.

Merle was less affected for a few reasons. He'd seen it before more than once. She wasn't focused on him and he had to concentrate on volunteering in the clinic working alongside Lorena and her mother, both of whom were considerably curvier than Desiree'.

Upon their arrival back at the broken down hotel everyone could see the group was on edge...or at least a couple were. The T-Rex was pacing like a caged tiger, Lorena was flexing her fingers repeatedly as if preparing to use her powers and Angela looked like she was ready to jump out of her skin. Francis was too busy paying attention to "sounds" no one else could hear to be nervous and Lei Kung looked almost bored. To his credit, the new guy, Anton looked no more or less nervous than he had when they first started.

"All right!" Desiree' said quietly, but with excitement lacing her voice. "Let's get this party started!"

All eyes were on Merle.

**********

A gesture from Merle sent David off, the smell of his quarry filling his nostrils. The Tyrannosaur proved to be remarkably agile and stealthy in the ruined streets of the favella, but the sheer numbers of their squad made them noticeable and the locals were shuttering their windows and hunkering down in anticipation of whatever new violence this strange procession might bring. Finally, they rounded a corner and were faced with a broad avenue that was clean of trash which led up to the gates of a walled compound which was once upon a time probably the "big house" of some sort of plantation...back when this area was beyond the borders of Sao Paolo proper. The wrought iron gates were blocked by a pair of armed guards.

Lorena turned to look at Merle and said with more confidence than she felt; "Well, if that doesn't scream evil lair, I don't know what does."

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Re: Infinite New Vindicators Return (M&M 2e IC)

Post by Shock » Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:26 am

Prehistoric (David Gordon)
HP:2


Trail followed, David shifted back to human form. "I guess we shouldn't be surprised the Zoo lives in some place like this."

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