Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 71: Tankageddon
Date: 7:09:11 PM, May 2nd, 2009.
Metal Man (GM): They begin driving over towards you... carefully... since there's only one lane... and you meet them half way.
Schatze: "I don't see any uniforms in here. That aren't melted."
Metal Man (GM): One of the men gets out of the jeep, machinegun ready. He walks over to the tank.
??1: "Hey you... need some help there? Looks like you nearly didn't make it."
Metal Man (GM): Infantry people: You can, actually, just sneak around through the forest. The sound of the jeep AND tank running blare out any other sounds.
Deloth stays behind the tank, staying quiet, and, if possible, shifting his fur color to some good forest camouflage.
Panzer answers, motioning to the others to be silent. "Our hatches are melted shut, we can't get out... Our engine is on it's last leg."
Metal Man (GM): The second guy's still in the idling tank.
Dragoshi: *Also nods.*
Natalie get as close as possible while remaining in the underbrush. Rae looks for a lone tank to possibly hijack when the assault begins.
??1: "Really now? Let me see if I can get you out."
Panzer motions to Schatze to lock the hatch quietly.
Metal Man (GM): Natalie: No tanks here, just the Jeep. And a guy with his back turned to you. The first guy tries to open the hatch, shortly after Schatze carefully locks it.
??1: "Ah, this isn't melted shut. The lock's broken."
Panzer: *Whisper on the radio to Natalie & Co.* "See if you can take out the guy I see at the jeep, then pick off the one on our tank."
??1: "Happens all the time."
??2: "Would you hurry up already? We're dangerously close to that base!"
Panzer yells to the guy. "We thought it was melted, it says it's unlocked in here."
??1: "I'll get you out the manual way. It'll take a moment."
Panzer: "Alright." *R, w* "Hurry."
Metal Man (GM): ???1 goes to fetch some tools from the jeep, then begins working on the hatch. He would be having a hard time, as, ironically, it's not the lock which is broken, but rather the emergency mechanism which melted.
Panzer smirks to Schatze and Digi.
Digifanatic: *Flashes an okay sign.*
Metal Man (GM): Hence you hear him half-ripping his own arm apart trying to extract melted bolts.
??1: "Gah... geh... you got hit pretty badly!"
??2: "Now come on now, you weakling. I've dealt with worse."
Metal Man (GM): ???2 goes to assist ???1. The jeep is now completely unguarded.
Deloth carefully leans over and glances at the Jeep dude. How far away is he now?
Panzer: "We don't even know what the tank looks like anymore, we just know it drives like shit and it's hot as hell in here, we have one casualty from heat."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth remains as far away as he was before--about 15-20 feet. Natalie's practically next to the jeep now.
Kenku looks to Panzer and silently says "Do you want me to stick my sword up if they get the hatch open?"
Panzer shakes her head.
Digifanatic: .oO(I hope she's not trying to attract them in here, as hard as it is to get inside...)
??2: "Yeah... something's wrong all right..." *He pries at it.* "The lock seems almost intact, but the emergency mechanism's a mess. Are you sure you can't unlock it?"
Panzer: *R* "Where are the soldiers on the tank, I might be able to knock them both out with the hatch. I'll try, it says it's unlocked in here." *She scrapes against the hatch a little to make a sound like she's trying to fix it.*
Aribar continues to stay hidden behind, and perhaps under, the tank until he hears signs of action.
??1: "Hm, well, I think I see what's wrong." *He gets out a big ol' wrench.*
Metal Man (GM): Del's right behind the tank. He would see the two men, obliviously fighting with the half-melted tank hatch. And a distance away, is Natalie, who's right next to the jeep. The jeep has nobody in it.
Deloth: *R, w* "They're right next to the hatch, Panz. Snap it open quick and you can hit them both."
Natalie: "Rae, hop in!" *She says, and Raena nods, they board the jeep and zig-zag their way towards a tank.*
Metal Man (GM): The only tank nearby is the one it's facing, Natalie, which is your tank. The monitor indicates a tank in the distance the other way though. Do you turn around and go there? It is automatic, mostly by virtue these men are kind of armchair pilots. Speaking of that, they flip out as they see their jeep drive off.
??1: "What? Come back here!" *He runs after the jeep.*
??2: "Gaw dammit, not again."
Panzer unlocks the hatch and flings it open, aiming to hit them in their daze before they run off. It's a heavy hatch, too.
??2: "I'm going to---"
Metal Man (GM): *CRUNCH* ???2 is pretty well FUBAR. ???1 turns around, in front of the tank, staring at the hatch.
??1: "What the?"
Aribar gets up as he hears the people are alerted. "Freeze. You're surrounded."
Deloth jumps from behind the tank and fires three Fire Eles at ???1.
Panzer pops out, rifling now aimed at his head. "Sorry, we had it locked after all."
Dragoshi: *Just... silently waits.* :x
??1: "I---" *SPLORCH* *He's ashes on the ground now.*
Digifanatic: "Very nice, Panz. Let's keep going."
Aribar goes over to the second guy; is he knocked unconscious, or dead?
Panzer looks at #2 and grins. She sizes him up.
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Natalie is wildly driving down the path, with the monitor beeping.
Panzer: "If we're lucky, it'll all be like this."
Metal Man (GM): ???2's head was caved in from that smash. He has a radio on his belt.
Deloth: "...Where's Natalie going?"
Raena looks at the monitor, before Natalie decides she should stick with the group and turns around.
Metal Man (GM): The jeep wildly turns around, nearly flipping over, nearly flying off the path, before screeching to a stop near the tank.
Natalie: "Hot damn this thing's fun! Lot faster than our stupid old truck!"
Panzer grabs his uniform and the radio, tosses the body into the woods and crawls back into the tank and looks at Digi. "You or me?"
Metal Man (GM): The radio buzzes.
???: "Smith. Smith! Where are you? Our sensors report erratic driving! Have you encountered brigands?"
Aribar hops back onto the tank. .oO(I wonder if Panzer can disguise her voice...)
???: "...Nobody's there..."
Panzer blinks. She tries to copy the soldier's voice, the #2 one by changing her vocal chord mechanics and answers. "Some bitch took off in our jeep!"
Digifanatic: *If she's asking who's driving, he lets Panzer keep the seat for now. She's definitely more used to the tanks.*
???: "What? You sound weird... come in! Come in!"
Metal Man (GM): It's not an exact match. At best you'll be able to say another line. Natalie drove off ahead, then pulled back to where you are. The Jeep is idling in front of the tank. Not quite next. No room. In front of the tank, yeah.
Raena: "I think we should..."
Natalie: "Yeah." *She slowly pulls around to the side, to avoid getting ran over by the tank.*
Panzer makes a few panting noises. "We got it back. Silly girl... All clear now. Smith out." She makes sure the radio isn't keyed and looks at Digi. "No, are you going to put this on or am I? Doubt we can pull that trick again."
???: "???Okay Smith. Just stop trying to sound like a girl. It creeps me out." *CLICK.*
Panzer looks at Schatze and mutters some nasty things about the guy on the other end of the radio in German.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I'll put it on."
Metal Man (GM): Schatze nods quietly. The monitor in the jeep beeps. Hmmm...
Panzer hands it to him and climbs back into the drivers seat.
Metal Man (GM): There's a tank coming this way. Natalie would see this. Everyone else, not so much.
Panzer: *R* "Put someone in the jeep that can drive right, that shit almost got us killed, then, drive slowly in front of us like an escort."
Kenku: "Alright all... I'm getting out. I'm not any help, just slumming here."
Natalie: "Shit... there's a tank there..." *She relays this over the radio.*
Deloth: *Blissfully unaware from his behind-the-tank view.*
Panzer: *R* "And look in the jeep for spare uniforms."
Digifanatic: *Turns it on.*
Deloth: "Chh-- Panz. Describe that uniform to me."
Kenku gets out of the hatch if its still open and goes to find cover.
Panzer: *R* "Another tank? Damn. Digi, go drive the Jeep, Schatze can gun for me."
Digifanatic: "Alright, you want the radio, then?"
Panzer describes the uniform to Del over the Radio. "Leave the radio with me."
Natalie: "I think it's time for you to take a nap."
Natalie unsummons Raena; somehow a six-foot tall fox would be a bit noticeable. She gets out of the jeep and joins Del.
Digifanatic: "Alright." *Gives the radio back to Panzer and quickly hops out towards N/R's Jeep.*
Metal Man (GM): The uniform is a black military fatigue setup. Actually a bad match for the forest environment. Kenku gets cover.
Panzer: *R* "Digi, drive slowly in front of us. I'll relay you what to say over the radio, just don't argue with me. Now. Drive out to escort the tank."
Deloth quickly starts shifting into a human, adding in a uniform as described by Panzer.
Digifanatic: *Mutters* "Okay, okay, okay..." *Gets on the Jeep and takes a look at the monitor, giving a quick 'Aye' to Panzer.*
Metal Man (GM): The uniform is also fairly memorable as it's just a less fancy Levis uniform, and EVERYBODY saw that. Deloth morphs to fit the description.
Kenku tries to follow the movement of Panz's beat up tank from the edge of the path.
Metal Man (GM): The tank's nearly here by now. You can either take off on an alternate path or wait here...
Aribar hops off of the tank and follows along under the cover of the foliage.
Digifanatic: *Heads out slowly towards the enemy tank.*
Panzer: "Schatze, which way do we need to go?"
Schatze: "The way that tank is coming from, presumably. ...We should wait here, it's a junction."
Panzer follows Digi slowly.
Schatze: "Otherwise even if they buy it the other tank will be in our way."
Natalie quickly decides to hide in the underbrush again.
Panzer: *R* "Digi, pull near the junction then stop to the side so the other tank can move." *She starts to pull the tank to the side behind Digi.*
Metal Man (GM): The other tank is heard now.
Digifanatic: *Follows Panzer's orders.*
Metal Man (GM): It sees you have pulled by and radios Smith's radio.
???: "Good to see you're okay. We're going out to the edge for reconnaissance on that Quester base. Looks like some of our less admirable brethren have thrown in with them. We'll be rid of those soon enough, and then take Westopolis back once and for all. Wesson out." *Click*
Metal Man (GM): The tank keeps on going. It's a bit shinier. You may now continue ahead.
Kenku: *R* "Should we worry about them?"
Natalie: *R* "IF you want Rae to take a tank, just let me know. We'll keep out of sight and behind you."
Panzer: *R* "No. Natalie, feel free to stalk that tank, just let them go a little bit before you take it."
Metal Man (GM): The other tank IS moving rather quickly.
Panzer: *R* "Digi, pull back onto the path."
Metal Man (GM): It might not be practical to follow it on foot.
Kenku will hop on the back of Panz tank once they seem to be safely out of sight of Wesson.
Digifanatic: *Goes back onto the path--it's still one lane wide, right?*
Natalie: "I think I'll wait for another one that's not quite in such a hurry..."
Metal Man (GM): Yeah, one lane wide.
Panzer: *R* "Nat, nevermind, ... Yeah. The less they notice things popping up wrong, the better. Nothing like sneaking in plain sight."
Metal Man (GM): You see up ahead the monitor indicates 'treacherous territory.'
Panzer follows Digi.
Digifanatic: *Sees the tank coming up on the monitor--how close is it and how fast are they converging?*
Metal Man (GM): You drive up to what looks like more trees in the path. The tank already drove by you. Yes.
Deloth has no idea WHAT his part of this plan is...
Metal Man (GM): You had pulled off to the side, near the junction, which allowed them to pass.
Panzer: "Schatze, will the Jeep drive over those trees?"
Schatze: "They appear to be a part of the path, yes. Keep going."
Panzer: *R* "Digi, drive into the trees slowly."
Digifanatic: *R* "Sure." *Does that.*
Kenku: "Panzer, if you got a grenade tube, pass me one, Ill try to tag the next if I can."
Metal Man (GM): The trees pop out of the way, almost magically. Then you encounter the deep forest. It becomes dimmer and the trees are thicker. The monitor indicates this is the 'main traffic area' as you begin to hear other tanks and cars driving around.
Digifanatic: *R to Panzer* "Yup, we're getting close to rush hour."
Aribar just continues stalking their crappy tank off to the side of the path.
Kenku just stays quiet as they roll along.
Metal Man (GM): You see it now...
Deloth: *Muttering* "I really hope I can pull off this look..."
Metal Man (GM): *PSHEEW ZEE BLAM BLAM BLAM BBBB BBBB BBBB* You drive up to an intersection and see a weird flying probe knock a jeep over and laser its occupants.
Panzer hands Kenku a grenade tube *R* "Don't fire on the probe."
???: (Radio) "Watch out! There's a probe shooting everything there! We don't know where it came from but if you could remove it it'd be great."
Kenku takes the tube and gets low. "Is that one of our buddies?"
???: (Radio) "Also, holy mother of chaos, your tank's showing all kinds of damage... ...if you DO make it out of there, you'll be needing a new one!"
Panzer: *R* "Yes."
Digifanatic comes in peace, especially with a guy like Deloth in his Jeep... not touching anything yet besides the pedals and the wheel.
Metal Man (GM): The probe flies away.
Panzer: "Wow. Apparently me starting to aim for it scared it off. You guys ok?"
???: (Radio) "...Okay... ...proceed directly ahead. We'll need to get you into a better tank. You're lucky Smith found you. That thing might explode at any moment."
Metal Man (GM): The monitor shows two tanks parked up ahead.
Panzer messes with the engine a little to make it sputter.
Deloth: *R to Panzer* "Yeah, we're okay. It didn't fire on us."
Digifanatic: *Does it say whether they're occupied or not?*
Kenku rolls off and into the trees, so not to cause suspicion.
Panzer: *R* "We need those uniforms for our infantry. We'll start in a second. I think it's hung again..." *She lets it sputter a little more, making the tank jerk forward slightly.*
Metal Man (GM): They're definitely occupied.
???: (Radio) "Okay, don't take too long. That probe might getcha."
Metal Man (GM): As for uniforms... anyone gonna look for them in the jeep?
Digifanatic: *Motions to Deloth to find a few.*
Panzer: *R* "Get the uniforms out of the jeep if there are any."
Deloth hunts for some in the Jeep's compartments.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth: Search check, +1 due to... having been in the Jeep for a bit. Deloth finds a uniform!
Kenku follows slowly behind the tank.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth spills coffee on himself! ...Well, it isn't all that bad. But it does burn for 5 damage.
Panzer: "Give the uniforms to the infantry."
Deloth mutters a bit and shakes the coffee off of himself.
Metal Man (GM): Digi fishes out a few more. This jeep does have uniforms in it, apparently. It's sort of a supply vehicle. It also has coffee, and... ...automatic machineguns.
Deloth: *R* "Alright, Panz. Exact locations of them?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, here we go..." .oO(Still need a few more.)
Panzer: *R* *Infantry, come out and get behind the tank for some uniforms.*
Metal Man (GM): You have all the uniforms you'll need.
Kenku: *R* "Schatze, how close are the tanks, and is there a way I could get behind them?"
Natalie comes to get a uniform, before moving back into the woods to get changed.
Digifanatic: *Puts one on over what he's got inside the Jeep, takes out some of the others and walks out behind the tank.*
Panzer grabs one herself and changes inside the tank, pulling off her heavy armor for the moment. She looks around the tank for some tanker's boots, should be some in stowage. "Schatze, better not be looking."
Digifanatic: *Fast forward is good?*
Kenku gets a uniform, not knowing how well it will work as a trick.
Schatze: "No problems there." *He is busy looking outside.* "I can't tell how close they are, the monitor is a bit out of the way."
Metal Man (GM): The monitor shows they're an inch away.
Panzer puts the tanker boots on. She looks eerily fit-in-ish with the new uniform and tanker boots.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar, ironically, works well in uniform. At least, you could expect a soldier to be missing an arm.
Kenku sighs "Ok..." and then steps back into the trees.
Panzer: *R* "Everyone ready? You infantry guys want any other jeep?"
Deloth: *Glances at Digi* "Looks good, soldier."
Natalie: "Now that we look legit, that might work."
Digifanatic: "Thanks." *R to Panzer* "Why not?"
???: (Radio) "You about ready yet? We're burning all kinds of fuel waiting."
Panzer climbs out of the tank, looking over the tipped jeep. R to the ??? "We're tipping a jeep, one second." She tries to tip the jeep over and start it again.
Kenku gets out of the trees and over to a jeep "I hope they don't think Im too weird or something..."
Digifanatic: *To Kenku* "Considering most Mobians, I'm not too concerned."
Metal Man (GM): The tipped jeep... hmmm. You tip it back over all right. You manage to start it, but it's badly damaged.
Panzer tries to fix it in a fast manner a little.
???: (Radio) "...You untipped that jeep? Goodness. You guys must be super... we haven't had much equipment... ...oh right. You're Smith. Nevermind." Panzer: Tech check. You bend back into place a big ol' broken part and suddenly it's working right again. Must have been a hole in a tube somewhere.
Kenku gets into the jeep.
Panzer: "Alright guys, pile in. stay behind Digi. Try not to go over 5 mph." *She climbs in the idling tank and she waits for them to get going. *R???** "We're on our way."
???: *Radio* "Bout time... you sound awful weird for Smith though."
Digifanatic: *R* "Roger." *He starts the tanks and cruises at around 4 or 5 ahead of the tank.*
Panzer: *Rallies* "Alright. There will be that probe coming back, but it's controlled by a friend of mine, it will shoot at me but don't freak. It's on our side to help us maintain the illusion. If you shoot at it, miss horribly, or just act scared of it."
Deloth: *R Panzer* "Got it. Thanks for the heads-up."
Panzer: *R???* "Trying out a new impression."
Digifanatic: *R* "Then I won't shoot."
Metal Man (GM): You move up as the probe begins shooting at you. And you make your way to the tanks.
Panzer follows on along behind the jeeps. Looks like we got ourselves a convoy!"
Metal Man (GM): The probe misses the tank repeatedly, but only barely. You reach up to the two tanks ahead and...
Panzer: *R???* "That damn probe is back! It's firing at is!" *She motions for Schatze to machinegun near it.*
???: *Radio* "Gah! We'll take it down!"
Schatze: *Aims the machinegun and fires.*
Metal Man (GM): Schatze manages to quite perfectly be just too slow to hit it while appearing to be aiming to hit it. You wonder if that's on purpose or not, even. The other tanks fire on it as well, with their machineguns. The probe dodges around a lot.
Panzer stops the tank and acts like she's aiming the turret at it, not firing yet.
Metal Man (GM): You watch as the probe gets nicked by gunfire. The probe turns around and lands on one of the tanks, stabbing it. *PSHEEEW* The tank stops functioning. Men pop out of the top and begin struggling with it, as Schatze's just somewhat poor aiming misses stuff continually.
???: *Radio* "Oh no! It's got one of those--" *PSHEW PSHEW.*
???3: *Radio* "Gah! We're going to have to run! We can't take it!"
Panzer: *R???* "We'll keep it occupied!"
Metal Man (GM): Another probe flies in... ...you see several shots, then a tank turret going off. When it is all over, both tanks are disabled. One blown to bits, the other just turned off.
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh wow.)
Metal Man (GM): The monitor begins flashing red.
Metal Man (GM): In both jeeps.
Panzer grins. Rallies "Anyone want a tank?"
Metal Man (GM): It indicates an alarm going off.
Natalie: "We'll take it."
Metal Man (GM): There were two waiting for you.
Natalie resummons Raena, as they climb into the tank.
Kenku tries to discern what the alarm says.
Metal Man (GM): One of them, as inspection shows, was half-manned so it could pick you up. The alarm indicates 'Unknown Enemy attack' and highlights the tank which was blown up ..You also see the main base is up ahead!
Panzer: *Rallies* "What's that buzzer noise?"
Kenku ignores the alarm and goes to one of the tanks.
Metal Man (GM): Guess it might be time to drop the disguise; you've snuck your way right up to the base, practically. Kenku enters the only other functioning tank. You now have two tanks, and two jeeps. Both jeeps have automatic weapons too.
Kenku gets in and setups in the gunners seat.
Metal Man (GM): You can either try to sneak into the base or blast your way in...
Deloth shifts out of his uniform and human form and goes back to his regular clothes. *R, allies* "Blast or sneak?"
Panzer: *Rallies* "Alright. I say we convoy in, looking a little beat up right into the base and then all bets are off. We can take it from there."
Kenku: *R* "How much further do you think this disguise can grant us?"
Metal Man (GM): Either way, you only have a moment, since there's a bunch of vehicles heading out to find out what the probes were about.
Panzer: *R-Kenku* "As far as we want it to. No one has figured us out so..."
Digifanatic: *R* "Unsure about Kenku's part... we're running out of time to be subtle."
Natalie: *R* "We're in full military hardware. Let's sneak in and catch them unawares."
Kenku: *R* "Well then we go as long as we can, and then fire when we know were blown."
Schatze: "They appear only dimly aware of something odd."
Deloth: *R* "Right." *Ducks down and starts shifting back.*
Dragoshi: *Just silently listens to this* .oO(Okay... That's all good.)
Panzer: "And they're only after the probe. It'll lead them on a goose chase and more or less empty the base while we go in and take it."
Kenku: *R* "Yo... I need backup in here."
Digifanatic: "Deloth, we need to spread the vehicle experts around, what do you think you take Kenku's tank?"
Deloth: "Digi, I have no idea how to drive it."
Kenku: "Fine I'll drive."
Digifanatic: "Ah... so weapons... well, as long as don't get too trigger-happy you'll be alright."
Panzer: *R* "Everyone settled? We're going to drive up to the base like we've been busted up by the probe. Act the part. Pretend you're hurt and the whole bit..."
Kenku switches seats, and gets it idling.
Natalie: *R* "Me and Rae can handle our tank. Admittedly, we won't be good with hit, but we can do something."
Panzer: *R* "Once we're inside, we can take the base over."
Deloth gets out and switches to Kenku's tank. *He's also mock-limping somewhat, just in case he's being watched.*
Metal Man (GM): Now for the fun part... ...you may begin to go when ready.
Aribar just stays in one of the jeeps.
Panzer: "Head out slowly."
Digifanatic takes the lead again, driving in a bit slowly... he seems to be holding the wheel with his right hand as his left hand rubs his shoulder a bit...
Kenku pushes both throttles to 1/4, and tries to keep track of his speed, keeping it slow, and adjusting as the path snakes.
Metal Man (GM): You begin to drive as a probe follows you. The road widens as you're now on the short path just outside the base.
Panzer drives along slowly behind the two jeeps and the other tank(s)
Metal Man (GM): Another tank drives by on the left, as lasers explode behind you.
Panzer brings up the rear.
Deloth gets into the gunner's seat, once he's safely in Kenku's tank.
Digifanatic: *Fakes a grimace as he takes his hand off his shoulder.*
Metal Man (GM): The tank turns around and fires at the probe, which fires at him. Another probe then chases that tank and runs it off the road. You see a gated facility up ahead, with two men on machinegun towers by the open gate. They begin shooting at the probe...
Sergeant Levis: *Radio* "Quickly! Into the base! Those probes have been attacking nonstop!"
Metal Man (GM): The gate opens as a probe takes out a machinegunner by crashing into him. Then another one begins harassing the machinegunner as the gate is open. It's a sort of aboveground parking lot, this section.
Panzer: *R* "Drive in guys."
Kenku: *R Levis* "Roger" *and turns up the throttle a little.*
Digifanatic: *Keeps going.*
Sergeant Levis: *Radio* "...That's a strange voice..."
Panzer drives in behind them.
Kenku: *R* "Sorry sir... have a bit of a cold..."
Metal Man (GM): You drive in and see a bunch of men and a gate downwards into the bunker-like base. The men are scrambling. They look at you suspiciously as a probe blows up the other machinegun tower.
Kenku slows a little and looks for guidance on moving.
Sergeant Levis: *Radio* "Huh? Could you say that again?"
Panzer: *R-Levis* "This is Smith, he's just playing with you. Impressions you know."
Sergeant Levis: *Radio* "So I hear... ...drive in for inspection."
Panzer: *R-Levis* "Keeps up morale, Sergeant."
Metal Man (GM): The gate down the ramp opens.
Digifanatic: *Drives past the gate.*
Panzer: *Rallies* "Follow the directions, I'll handle the radio."
Metal Man (GM): The men stare at you.
Kenku slowly eases it to the ramp.
Metal Man (GM): You go down the ramp... ...into the deeper part of the base. I will note right here...
Panzer scans the base as well as possible.
Metal Man (GM): Perfect Dark Stealth -- + 1 EXP to all
Kenku: *W* "Del, make sure the gun is loaded, in case we need to cause a surprise... which we will in a minute or so."
Metal Man (GM): You've pretty much aced the stealth, if you want to continue you'll have to get a lot more creative though, as... Levis is right there in this garage with a bunch of men, staring suspiciously at your column.
Deloth nods and carefully starts loading the gun.
Sergeant Levis: "I see you brought in one of the tanks, Smith. Well then, get out of the vehicles so I can see them."
Deloth: .oO(He's right there... I have a point-blank shot at him...)
Metal Man (GM): ...It's tempting since Levis is in front of you with nothing more than a bunch of men at his side... And you have all your guns facing him.
Digifanatic: .oO(Deloth, transform into Smith if you want to prolong the subtlety of this.)
Raena carefully loads her tank cannon as well. *R* "What are we gonna' do?"
Panzer: *R-Levis* "Working on it Sergeant. Damn hatch is a little melted."
Digifanatic: *Still otherwise waits for Panzer's orders.*
Deloth starts shifting his appearance into Smith, hoping he can get the damn voice just right.
Metal Man (GM): He walks over, staring closely. The jeeps and the other tanks meet his approval, as they are more or less the same. Deloth: Where are you... inside a tank?
Panzer: *Rallies.* "Alright. Everyone, care to INCONSPICUOUSLY pick a target then just spam machinegun fire at them?"
Metal Man (GM): K. Deloth morphs into Smith. As Levis begins to walk over to the tank Panzer built.
Deloth: *R Panzer* "Shouldn't we just focus fire on Levis?"
Metal Man (GM): He's now out of the way of 3/4 of your guns.
Sergeant Levis: "What happened here? I know this was melted, but it looks all wrong."
Panzer: *R-Del* "Got the morph down? Get out and I'll tell you what to say. Climb out and tell him you switched tanks."
Deloth: *R Panzer* "You got it."
Digifanatic is wondering what to do since the Jeep has no onboard weapons (I think it has no onboard weapons...)
Deloth nods to Kenku and motions to stay down, then opens the hatch and climbs out, silently praying.
Sergeant Levis: "I like some of these modifications but..." *BONK* *The insignia's all sideways and that tread is the wrong gauge...*
Metal Man (GM): He then turns to Deloth.
Sergeant Levis: "Oh... there you are, Smith. What happened?"
Deloth: *Smith voice* "Ugh... sorry about that, sir, had to switch tanks."
Panzer takes off her shirt in the tank and grabs some bandaging... Wraps her... Well. Boobs, for lack of better term, to appear male and then puts her shirt back on and gets ready to climb out, but not yet.
Sergeant Levis: "Can you tell your crew to get out of the vehicles? We need to repair them for the next assault."
Panzer: *RD* (R Deloth, from now on is RD XD) "Tell him that the last tank had to be field repaired as best as possible."
Sergeant Levis: "The probes and GUN scum tracking us are... getting dangerously close to our position. Wesson reports heavy fire near the Quester base."
Panzer looks at Schatze and frowns. W "Hope you have a good idea... Put on a uniform and boots, hide the armor."
Kenku: *R, w* "Panz... What good is being any more stealth?"
Deloth: "Sorry, sir, we're going as fast as we can... our tanks got damaged and we're trying to fix them up ourselves."
Schatze: *Smirks oddly as he takes some scrap pieces and sticks them together, soon resembling... ...a part of the tank???* *W* "I will stay here to ensure you have a way out. They won't be able to detect me."
Deloth: *Motions to Panzer's tank* "Hell, we had to field-fix that one. Explains why it's such a slap-together mess."
Sergeant Levis: "Hm... well... now they are to be fixed for real."
Panzer: *RK* "We can keep it up as long as possible, then all jump out weapons blazing and it'll scare the piss out of them."
Metal Man (GM): He points to some parking spaces.
Panzer nods to Schatze.
Sergeant Levis: "I need to inform you of our new codes. Those GUN people are trying to infiltrate us, I swear. We killed a spy yesterday, he nearly rigged a bomb to our central console."
Kenku: *R, w* "Have an idea, whats a good way to make a bad gear noise?"
Panzer: *RD* "That bastard got in that far, Sergeant?"
Deloth: "One of those bastard spies got in that far?"
Sergeant Levis: "..." *He coughs.* "Sorry I doubted who you are, Smith. No, of course not. They came close though. Now... ...get your men out, I tire of chatter."
Digifanatic: .oO(Uh oh!)
Metal Man (GM): We'll assume Natalie is inconspicuous since she isn't here and... you appear interested in trying to deceive him.
Deloth: .oO(People, please, hurry UP...)
Panzer suddenly pops out of the hatch after making some noise. She pants a little, looking and sounding male. "Damn welds are barely holding... I sw--- Sergeant!" She salutes. She internally sends a text-to audio message to her allies. 'Subtly get geady to mow them all down if our cover gets blown.'
Sergeant Levis: "...You're a bit strange..." *He puts a hand to his chin.* "...I have to ask how they got someone from so far afield to aid us." *He shakes his head.* "You, especially, get your crew out of that tank so I may see what happened in there. It's about fifteen minutes from breaking down permanently as it is..."
Metal Man (GM): He stares at Smith, wondering why he hasn't followed the order yet.
Digifanatic: *Nods at Panzer's message but stays put for now.*
Panzer nods. "No one inside but me Sergeant. Been running her on my own..." She climbs out of it and stands at it's side.
Sergeant Levis: "I... see..."
Dragoshi: *Nods at the message and also stays put.* :x
Metal Man (GM): He adjusts his hat and climbs over to it, looking inside.
Panzer: *InternaltexttoaudiotoDeloth* "Follow his orders."
Kenku gets in the weapons seat, and gets ready to swivel the gun.
Deloth sighs. "Sorry, sir. People, please, come out of the tanks already."
Sergeant Levis: "...No wonder you survived. Only a machine could live through what this tank took. I guess I should count myself lucky to inspire help from the rumored androids I keep hearing of."
Metal Man (GM): Yes, Digi.
Sergeant Levis: "Everyone else, get out of your vehicles as well. We must discuss tactics... we have no time."
Panzer climbs up and peeks inside. "Need any help Sergeant?"
Digifanatic gets out of the Jeep for now, a bit slowly due to his false injuries...
Metal Man (GM): Some mechanics wander out, and stop for a moment to stare in confusion at the tank Panzer rebuilt.
Sergeant Levis: "You will form a new division, since these vehicles' partners have all seemingly died or been destroyed recently or even just a bit earlier."
Panzer motions for everyone to form up into a line, and subtly motions Deloth to get in front of it.
Sergeant Levis: "You will rush the front side of the GUN emplacement with these vehicles..."
Natalie winces, and gets out of her tank, after recalling Raena.
Sergeant Levis: "And you, Smith. I need to see you alone. There's some orders only I can tell you."
Metal Man (GM): He glances at Natalie.
Sergeant Levis: "Who's the volunteer?"
Panzer motions for Digi to grab Rae, she grabs Natalie.
Metal Man (GM): Rae is recalled, thankfully.
Metal Man (GM): It's just Natalie.
Natalie: "New tank driver, sir. Just -- ack!"
Sergeant Levis: "...And why is she here?"
Panzer: "Found them on the edge of the woods, Sir, said they wanted to join us."
Sergeant Levis: "A tank driver... how cute."
Aribar gets into line with the others...
Sergeant Levis: "We can't have any women on the base... ...and why is a one armed man here? He can't possibly drive."
Deloth: "Well, he got here, didn't he, sir?"
Panzer: "He's a Gunner Sergeant. Good one, in my opinion. What shall I do with the female? KP, Sergeant?"
Deloth: .oO(Dad, I REALLY hope you passed on the bloodline talent of big whopping lies...)
Aribar: "You only need one hand to pull a trigger, sir."
Sergeant Levis: "Let me check..."
Metal Man (GM): He walks over to Aribar.
Sergeant Levis: "You... ...wouldn't happen to know how to cast spells, would you? It could be useful."
Deloth: .oO(No, no, no, you don't, you don't, you don't, no clue...) *He snorts.* "Magic, sir?"
Aribar: "I'm not one of those Echidnas, sir."
Panzer holds onto Nat, careful not to hurt her.
Aribar: .oO(This disguise is done for.)
Sergeant Levis: "..." *He puts a hand to his chin.* "Yes, indeed. Those worthless echidnas."
Panzer is hoping Ari doesn't buckle.
Sergeant Levis: "Hm, I guess it's just my hatred of those fools acting up. Yes, that woman can do kitchen duty."
Panzer nods. "Shall I escort her there, or remain with my tank, Sergeant?"
Sergeant Levis: "Remain with you. I'm afraid this base... may not be in use much longer."
Natalie: .oO(Yeah... I can make his whole army sick! Grr... shouldn't have popped up my damn head... As long as they don't take my Digivice... )
Sergeant Levis: "All of you, come with me." *He begins walking to a door.*
Deloth raises an eyebrow, but says nothing.
Panzer: "I shall watch the tanks then, Sergeant."
Digifanatic: *Starts to follow Levis once it seems safe to do so, which is probably now, anyway...*
Deloth starts following Levis to the door, walking in step.
Digifanatic: *Ditto what Deloth is doing.*
Panzer: *Text to audio allies* "Alright guys, he should be taking you to a small room to debrief you, gang him there, I'll see what I can do here."
Sergeant Levis: "No need, my men will do the work. I'll need you with me... you're a machine... ...and your knowledge will be useful."
Panzer nods and she pulls on Nat a little to get her to play along, walking behind everyone.
Digifanatic: *Takes note of Panzer's request.*
Panzer: "Of course Sergeant."
Natalie nods, following a little reluctantly. "You're making a big mistake, sir... I can drive one of those damn things up an eighty-degree incline..." She mutters.
Metal Man (GM): You walk in... ...man, it's almost like the old Big Room in here. It has been pretty much emptied unless you feel like blowing the cover you've been staying with. Levis' shiny briefing room is interesting. It has images of Borne everywhere. It's almost like a shrine to him.
Sergeant Levis: "You've survived a direct probe attack. You're the only experienced people I have left, it seems."
Panzer: *Allies, text to audio* "Stick with it, he's going to debrief us like I thought... "
Deloth: "Shall I lock the door for security, sir?"
Sergeant Levis: "No need. I have countermeasures everywhere."
Panzer: *TtA* "He's feeding us more vital info, just nod and act a little injured."
Deloth nods and listens silently.
Panzer looks at Nat. "Silence, you!"
Sergeant Levis: "Thank you." *He coughs.*
Panzer sits nat down in a chair, if one is available.
Kenku will just hang by a wall.
Sergeant Levis: "I'm pretty sure I won't make it out of this thing alive. I have already told my closest associates to run for it. We were... ...tricked, it seems."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out... a picture of Ael?!?!
Aribar: "Who's that?"
Kenku looks intrigued "Tricked Sir?"
Deloth: *Struggling to keep from bursting out in surprised expletives* "And... I'm not sure I recognize him, sir..."
Sergeant Levis: "This man told me the Questers were vulnerable. They were. But... ...he lied when he said GUN thought the Questers were allied with thugs and would leave them alone."
Panzer: "Sergeant, I hope you told them about the place designated..." *She walks up to him, whispering.* "Cloudland Canyon..." *She backs a way a little.* "It's supposed to be uncompromised..."
Sergeant Levis: "GUN is now on our case. We're screwed. All I wanted was Westopolis... hm? Actually I don't quite remember any such place... ...have you found one?"
Panzer looks at the group for a moment. "Sergeant, there is a small stronghold there, that is it's code name, CC for short. It is a secure area of which I came from, then got moved gradually closer to you. Myself and this team are the best... I was informed you knew of it."
Sergeant Levis: "Hm. Well... now... for this man."
Metal Man (GM): He points at Ael. Yeah.
Sergeant Levis: "He tricked us. I can't find him, but... I gained some information before he vanished."
Panzer: "What do you want done with him, Sergeant?"
Sergeant Levis: "This 'Time Bandit', he kept talking about, has hidden on another continent. He said the Time Bandit was with these people who stole Westopolis. If this information is true, then... the plan is to move away from this base to this Cloudland Canyon. We must flee before GUN or those probes find us."
Panzer: "I don't have intel to that effect, being I'm not of high enough rank, but we can depart immediately."
Sergeant Levis: "There's another part to this, before I send you."
Panzer: "Yes, Sergeant?"
Metal Man (GM): He shows an image of some other people that were with Ael ..Jack? Vile???
Kenku: .oO(Del... do you think you can become Levis?)
Panzer: "Do we have anything on these people, Sergeant?" *Text to Schatze* "You know, we might be able to deliver all these people right into GUN's hands, call them and see what they want done with them."
Sergeant Levis: "Watch out for them. The minute I get the chance, I'll find these people... and kill them."
Panzer nods. "Of course Sergeant."
Deloth: "And if we happen to encounter them, sir?"
Sergeant Levis: "...Evade them where possible. I don't have the equipment yet."
Metal Man (GM): He goes to open the door.
Kenku looks to Panz with a hand on his blade.
Panzer: *Text to Schatze* "Need an answer... NOW. Sergeant, wait. What of this female?"
Sergeant Levis: "We are to evacuate the base."
Schatze: *T* "Can't talk now, people are repairing the tank."
Kenku is still looking for a signal or something.
Panzer: "Shall I take her outside for execution?" *She motions for Kenku to wait a second.*
Deloth: "We could always save her for garbage duty."
Panzer: *Text to Colonel Berge* "They want to flee and we've infiltrated them right up to Levis, if you'll set up a good ambush, we'll take him right into your hands with all his forces."
Deloth: .oO(...Welp. Now I guess I know what "cruel to be kind" means.)
Sergeant Levis: "Execution... nah. We need... meat shields."
Colonel Berge: *T* '...Yes. Do that.'
Panzer: "Of course Sergeant. Will you be accompanying us in a tank, or will you be in a jeep?" *T to ColB* "Send me the coordinates. I'll let you in on more details soon."
Metal Man (GM): The coordinates arrive as the men prep to leave. Oh... don't worry. Levis isn't an idiot. Buuuut we aren't to the point now since you've avoided blowing it a lot longer than I expected.
Sergeant Levis: "I will be in... my personal vehicle. Now..." *As you walk to your vehicles.* "I just want one more question."
Panzer: "Of course Sergeant." *She lifts a brow.* *Test to audio, allies* "Get ready, but don't show it, just in case..." *To Levis.* "Yes Sergeant?"
Sergeant Levis: "...None of you confirm to any of my lists of men. None of you except Smith..." *He scratches his head.* "Smith. When were you going to tell me about these people? I understand you're mad your other crew being killed, but... you could have told me first."
Deloth: "Apologies. The idea escaped me with all the drone attacks, Sergeant. I will write up a new list at first possible opportunity."
Metal Man (GM): Levis scratches his chin. He's pausing for some reason... odd.
Deloth continues walking calmly, not pausing or looking concerned.
Sergeant Levis: "It's just so... confusing... to have heard of this new division which doesn't exist... is it true I can escape this? Because if I can... I have something... something which will destroy this man." *He shows an image of Ael. The picture again.*
Deloth: "Sir. I understand that you are worried, but we must leave now. Otherwise, all will be lost."
Sergeant Levis: "..." *He pauses again, and motions for you to get into your vehicles.*
Aribar: .oO(Can we kill him yet?!)
Sergeant Levis: "Keep this in mind, Smith. If you plan to betray me with your mystery team... ...I don't care anymore. There's no escape anyway."
Metal Man (GM): He walks off to the side. His other men and mechanics salute as they make preparations.
Digifanatic: .oO(Well, then... if you... don't care anymore...)
Panzer walks around her tank and looks it over to see if it works better and what-not.
Kenku goes back to the tank he was working with, and checks to see if anyone is within earshot if he can get in.
Digifanatic: *motions to Smith!Deloth as Levis walks away* .oO(Don't do it yet, but you think it's time?)
Deloth: "Please, sir, if I had wanted to kill you, it would have been in the briefing room." *He makes a quick "no" motion to Digi. He can't tell for sure, but he highly suspects Panzer of having an ace up her sleeve.*
Digifanatic: *Faintly nods.*
Panzer has one so big it could only be right next to the tree up her ass, really.
Metal Man (GM): The tank has been... retrofitted with all kinds of new parts. It now looks more or less functional.
Deloth: *Walks over and gets into Panzer's tank, making sure to keep acting as if he's been slightly injured.*
Metal Man (GM): The gate out opens as you... get in.
Panzer looks around with the periscope, noting who's in the tank with her.
Sergeant Levis: *Radio* "Follow me."
Kenku waits to see if hes got a gunner.
Metal Man (GM): Nobody new. He's got no men in there.
Panzer whispers to Schatze. "Any freakish things I need to know of?" *Levis* "Roger." *She drives off behind him as he gets going.*
Metal Man (GM): You see... ...holy.
Kenku sees Panzer driving off and begins to follow.
Metal Man (GM): His ace in the hole:
Digifanatic: *Stays out of any vehicles if it's better off for him.*
Metal Man (GM): It's a tank almost 20 feet tall.
Deloth blinks in surprise. .oO(How the hell are we going to destroy THAT?)
Panzer lifts a brow. "My God. Is that a Maus?"
Sergeant Levis: "I'm not even going to ask what that is... who you are..." *It begins driving out ahead* "We're going to that position, whatever is there. What is it?"
Digifanatic heads in Kenku's tank now...
Panzer: *Levis* "If you would have told us you had a Maus, then I wouldn't have needed to tell you about CC."
Sergeant Levis: "Well, tell me where it is. I want to see what this place is. If there is anything there I will take care of it."
Panzer gives him the coordinates that Berge gave her.
Metal Man (GM): The tank is armed to the teeth. Berge might be in over his head... The end is nigh as he and your convoy go on towards the location... ...it's at the beach.
Panzer: *RB* "You'd better have two fucking units. This motherfucker has a Maus."
Kenku: *W* *Digi... when this goes out, aim for Levis's treads. Making him a sitting duck is a need.*
Colonel Berge: "...What is that exactly?"
Digifanatic: *Rubs his chin and nods.*
Metal Man (GM): You're now towards the beach...
Panzer: *RB* **
Colonel Berge: "...I'm going to need your help. We don't have that kind of firepower immediately available."
Panzer: *Rallies* "Alright. I need the treads blasted off, and I will need to be protected just a moment while I kill off that barrel... A sitting tank can still fire, just try not to hit me." *RB* "I can have my buddies kill the treads, then I'll take out the barrel..." *She changes back into her armor, unwrapping herself.*
Kenku: *R* *Careful, remember that hes not here alone...*
Digifanatic: *R, w* "Now, Panzer?"
Deloth nudges Panzer. quietly "Should I drop this disguise?"
Panzer: *RK* "That Maus is priority, once the treads die, start killing the other troops."
Colonel Berge: "You start it off then. We'll call in support."
Panzer: *RB* "Can you take care of his other troops, somewhat?" *She nods to Del.*
Kenku: *R Panzer* *Uhh... whats a good maneuver pattern.*
Panzer kicks Schatze. "Drive this thing, please."
Colonel Berge: "Yes."
Deloth quietly shifts back, going once again back to his normal clothes and getting the tank's weaponry ready, if needed.
Panzer: *RB* "Good. Once the treads are fired on, open fire."
Digifanatic preps the cannon, making sure at least one round is in the barrel already (even better if he can load a second), turning the knobs such that the center of the exposed tread is right in the crosshairs...he is not going to fire yet, though.
Panzer: *Levis* "I'm coming up on your tank Sergeant. I need a quick measurement of your weight to make sure you don't destabilized the road."
Kenku: *W* "I'm going to try to come along side and strafe to keep him from locking on me... make sure you calibrate for foreword motion."
Panzer puts the uniform back on and wraps herself again and stuffs her pockets with grenades, then climbs out and starts scarling the Maus.
Digifanatic: *W* "Well, that's what we have this time for now... but then I have a better chance at hitting the sideboards than the tread, unless I aim straight for the bottom."
Sergeant Levis: "No, stay in position... this isn't secure." *He chuckles as you begin to hear a bunch of gunfire.*
Digifanatic: *W* "And the treads are probably much more softer than that armor."
Kenku: *W* *Oh right... Ill hold behind then. W* *will probably still try to keep moving if there is room W* *Gimme a parascope check on how close his buddies are to us.*
Panzer looks around, already out of the tank as she hears the gunfire, looking for a direction.
Digifanatic: *Does so, going for a quick scan on distance... After he gets an accurate enough reading, he retreats the periscope back to the center of the exposed right tread, adjacent to the rear bumper.*
Metal Man (GM): You see the tank power up as GUN helicopters and tanks drive in, opening fire.
Panzer transmits Colonel Berge the location of her tanks and jeeps.
Deloth carefully aims his cannon at the tank's treads as well, hoping that this doesn't go horribly wrong.
Metal Man (GM): Sergeant Levis' division goes to attack them back, and Levis speaks slowly on the radio.
Panzer: *Levis* "Too late, I'm already outside, I'll be on your tank in a minute, then'll I make a break back for mine."
Sergeant Levis: "I supposed this would happen..." *He laughs.* "But I am prepared."
Panzer climbs up and onto his tank, by the barrel, watching for machineguns. *Rallies* "Blow the treads off this bitch."
Deloth: "Want me to gun, Schatze?"
Dragoshi: *Just silently watches the people do stuff as he... seemingly isn't needed. :V.*
Metal Man (GM): To the left, Colonel Berge's tanks and helicopters are attacking a flank of Sergeant Levis' men. To the right, about the same. You are the only people with access to Sergeant Levis' tank...
Deloth carefully aims at Levis's tank tread, putting his hands on the fire button, but not pushing it just yet...
Digifanatic: .oO(3...2...1... HIT IT.) *Locks in the crosshairs on the exposed right tread, under the rear bumper, steady and... FIRE!*
Metal Man (GM): ...Which is opening up before your eyes to reveal itself studded with machineguns, rocket launchers, and all number of weapons.
Deloth pounds the fire button, sending every shot available at Levis' tank.
Sergeant Levis: "Shoot all you want. It's pointless."
Metal Man (GM): You open fire... ...at the treads.
Panzer is up on the tank by the barrel, she pulls out a handful of grenades, rips the puns out and throws all of them down the barrel, which should blow the chamber block back into the turret and blow up inside.
Aribar: .oO(It is kind of hard to take revenge on an apathetic enemy.)
Sergeant Levis: "...Damn you."
Kenku throttles back a little, just in case someone is about to fire on him.
Metal Man (GM): The main turret isn't in use, but you block it up. His tank opens fire back with all its guns... ...cue the main battle!
Panzer: *R* *Everyone, concentrate fire on the engine!*
Sergeant Levis: "This ends here." *Click.*
Metal Man (GM): You hear missiles, bullets, rockets, and flamethrowers firing in all directions. Tank drivers: Tech checks! Also a check for Panzer, who is... right near the tank. Er... and also a tech check from jeep drivers.
Panzer blinks, still on the tank, trying to duck under it all by laying on the barrel.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku's tank dodges. Panzer is knocked off the tank by fire, taking 35 damage.
Panzer falls and sighs, digging herself out of the sand and crawling under the tank, looking for an access panel. *Levis.* "How's your shoulder?"
Metal Man (GM): I rolled Schatze's tank. It got hit for some damage. 10% damage to its armor overall. Kenku dodges the fire. Hmmm... Okay, so not counting Deloth... we just needed rolls for drivers. So who's driving the other two jeeps? ...The league of silence. I like the cut of your jib, silence. I got all of 'em but Drago's then .. So that one extra jeep is driving itself? *Shrug, crosses out extra jeep* Levis' tank opens fire on the Colonel's stuff as well. *BLAMBLAMBLAM* ...
Deloth tries firing the guns at the tank treads as planned.
Metal Man (GM): Roll a tech check, +1. Hit.. ..But you jam the gun.
Metal Man (GM): You have another action. Tech check+1 to fix this issue. You half-unjam it. To be fixed next turn, possibly.
Panzer looks for a weakspot under the tank. Levis "So, how is that shoulder?"
Metal Man (GM): Search check, +1. You find a big ol' transmission-like device down there. That was a rate 2 action btw.
Sergeant Levis: *R* "Horrible enough." *He coughs.* "You don't need to do this. I may have been mistaken earlier."
Panzer: *R* "You have a Maus, we should be begging you, not the other way around." *She tries to wrench a little opening in it, stcks some unpinned grenades in it and rolls away.*
Sergeant Levis: *R* "Of course... it isn't the current battle I'm speaking of."
Metal Man (GM): Roll another Tech check, +1.
Sergeant Levis: *R* "The man, Ael... he seeks to destroy you. All I want is Westopolis." *R* "If you continue, mark my words... ...it will be regrettable."
Metal Man (GM): You leap out. *BLAM* Unfortunately... you hit an armored portion.
Panzer grumbles. "Maus was never supposed to be put in production."
Kenku turns to tank as he maneuvers to give Digi an optimal shot.
Sergeant Levis: *R* "When I put this tank at full power, nothing much will survive of your weak tanks and allies. Call them off if you like living." *He chuckles madly.*
Metal Man (GM): Tech check +1, Kenku. Not terribly hard. You succeed, barely. It's an okay position. Anything else, or shall I go ? Current battle status: The Colonel's men are winning out, but this huge tank seems to be clanking oddly...
Digifanatic: *Loading and firing the cannon are which rates X and Y, respectively?*
Metal Man (GM): It sounds like it's charging up for something. The cannon, strangely, is more ornamental compared to the other weapons that were... hidden.
Panzer: *R* "Levis, you're insane, stand down before I start ripping things off your tank and then coming and getting you."
Digifanatic loads and fires again, continuing to go for the right hand treads for now...
Sergeant Levis: "I have... learned from Borne... never to run... or your escape pod will be... destroyed..."
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* A big chunk flies off some of the gunnery. Good hit for Digi.
Dragoshi: "Yeah. And then you commit suicide via grenade." *Coughs.*
Panzer: *R* "Levis, I swear, I'm coming up there. I want this damn tank."
Aribar: *Panzer's out from beneat this thing?*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer is out from beneath it. Also, before people are liable to drop out for lateness, everyone is getting not one, not two, but three EXP total for this thing. It's been total madness. Eles, Aribar. Eles. Just hold in for the rest of this round before dropping out. Since I don't plan on this battle lasting too many more, I'll just robo-control anyone crucial.
Aribar uses five Earth Eles to shove the dirt away from the left side of the tank in an attempt to roll it over or something.
Metal Man (GM): Truthfully the fewer people the faster the latter rounds can finish, and we can determine whether Panzer gets it or not. Well, you can't seem to find it. You can't roll it over. But you do clog it up with dirt. It starts smoking as you musta jammed up something crucial.
Sergeant Levis: *R* "I'm not going down... ...without destroying this tank and everything around it!!! Westopolis WILL be avenged!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Tell that to the new Stadium whose construction is already in progress.)
Kenku: *Digi, I'm coming around to the front. Going to be more of a risk, but we gotta disable some of his toys.*
Metal Man (GM): It's two tanks and one jeep. Schatze's driving. Dragoshi... I'll place you in the jeep. You have a free shot at a tank that you can't possibly miss. It's huge, menacing, and ready to go nuts on everyone.
Dragoshi: *Readies his Repeater Rifle, and... HOW much of an arsenal does it have?*
Metal Man (GM): It's 20 feet tall, almost as wide, and guns everywhere on it. Raena isn't out, just Natalie, unless she's released Raena. Which would be fine, considering this confusion.
Dragoshi: *Just tries to shoot at the ridiculous amount of gunnery on it. Because seriously, what the fuck.*
Metal Man (GM): Fire away... with whatever attacks you use. Nah, it's in all directions. Ah, right. Ok, Natalie. Hit. Hit. It's worth a little, but the massive tank still stands.
Dragoshi: "Tch... We really need to invest in heavier firepower."
Sergeant Levis: "Is that all you can do? Hahahaha... HA HA HA HA HA... it is as I suspected."
Dragoshi: "Seriously. One of these days we... really need to invest in some heavier artillery."
Metal Man (GM): Gonna load n' fire, Natalie?
Natalie: "Alright... Rae, got a shot lined up?"
Raena: "Ready to fire when you are." *Natalie nods, and their tank shudders as the thunderous crack of the main cannon is heard, with a single shell streaking towards Levis' tank. Afterwords, Natalie swipes a card through her Digivice (already had a shot loaded from earlier). *
Natalie: "Digi-Modify, Barrier Wall activate!" (Casting Wall1 on the tank)
Metal Man (GM): The shell knocks out some more redundant gunnery. The treads have a slight hole in one side. Sergeant Levis' turn
Sergeant Levis: "See? SEE? You cannot stop me! My tank is several levels beyond your comprehension! I am a reasonable man... I want only one thing! Westopolis! Legitimacy! Those men over there to stop killing mine!"
Panzer: "Your men are all dead."
Sergeant Levis: "Then you are too!"
Digifanatic: *Muttering* "And those are three things."
Metal Man (GM): The tank powers up as the guns aim in all directions.
Panzer: "Nah. I'm in a protected area." *She is right behind the engine.*
Sergeant Levis: "Power levels 100%... 200%... I don't care! @#$% it! 350%!"
Metal Man (GM): Panzer would suddenly notice the air around her becoming insanely hot.
Panzer: "Everyone, take cover..."
Metal Man (GM): *BZEEEOWWWWWM...*
Dragoshi: "...oh god what." *Goes to take cover because seriously what the hell*
Metal Man (GM): *BAM BAM BZAAAAM FWOOOSH BBBB BBBB BBBBB BZAM BZAM FWOOOOOOM.*
Panzer lifts a brow, her core starts blaring out alarms and she dives deep into the water to cool off.
Metal Man (GM): Vehicle drivers: Tech check +1s.
Digifanatic: *Hits the floor or at least ducks.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer: Defense check. The entire area becomes saturated with bullets, missiles, flames, and general madness. The jeeps are shredded as the tanks' main guns are blown off by the fury and their machineguns too. The jeep drivers and their passengers would be sitting in jeep-shaped wreckage right now.
Natalie yelps, as Raena blinks. She pops her head to see the turret of their tank comically ripped clean off.
Panzer: "Alright. That is -enough-." *She radios Colonel Berge.* "I need a welding rig and a few suicidal freaks."
Metal Man (GM): The nearby soldiers, both good and bad, would become silent, many of them knocked over, filled with bullets, and on fire. Heck, you see a whole line of trees in the forest destroyed.
Colonel Berge: "I'll get you those! Just..."
Panzer: "I... Want... This... Tank..."
Dragoshi: "What... the... hell."
Kenku is jostled in his seat as sparks fly.
Dragoshi: "We need that tank."
Digifanatic: *Notices at the futile attempt to outmaneuver the fire... and the after effects* "We might have to fight internally now..."
Sergeant Levis: "I'm mad as hell and won't take it anymore! You won't give me Westopolis! So be it! I'm leaving!"
Dragoshi: "I don't care how but we have to get this thing!"
Metal Man (GM): The tank starts up, threatening to smash all of your now stuck and grounded vehicles as it drives crazily towards the forest. You can't really start them up anymore--the fury tore apart most of their armor and internals.
Panzer walks out of the water, growling. "Anyone got a fucking saber?"
Dragoshi: *Gets out of the way because what*
Metal Man (GM): Now would just be a good time to run out of the way.
Digifanatic: "Kenku? Phone, please. Or maybe not..."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer: Kenku has a saber... Colonel's saber.
Kenku passes Digi the phone.
Metal Man (GM): The thing moves slow enough to chase on foot...
Panzer: "KENKU GIMME THAT FUCKING SABER."
Digifanatic: "You think we can call some more allies? Better yet, should we?"
Panzer: "We're going to play the can opener game." *She's psychotic at this point, wanting the Maus.*
Sergeant Levis: "You haven't seen the last of me... chase me and I'll just kill you! Ahahahahahahahaaa! BORNE WILL HAVE HIS VENGEANCE!"
Dragoshi: *Readies his sword as he gets out of the way.*
Natalie hops on Raena's back, who leaps out of the tank corpse, and dashes after it, Ninja Gaiden style with speed-lines and everything.
Metal Man (GM): He's... getting away! At the speed of a Rose Parade float!
Kenku gets out himself. "Panz... shoot out his tread first."
Metal Man (GM): *CRUNCH SMASH BLAM* 5 mph
Panzer: "What am I shooting it with, moron?"
Dragoshi: *Either way, Dragoshi pursues.*
Panzer walks up to Kenku and ganks the saber from him.
Digifanatic: *On foot.*
Metal Man (GM): ...That's one hell of a float, though, as it just crushes the wrecked vehicles.. ..And the trees...
Panzer: "I will cut his treads off though."
Metal Man (GM): ...And it begins shooting holes in everything around it. You're going to have to risk your life to even get near it now.
Digifanatic: "Let's see... BLU might move in too slowly, Robotnik just wants our money..."
Metal Man (GM): There's a very small gap where Aribar's dirt hit it. The dirt messed up a bunch of guns.
Panzer stays behind it, fires up the saber and shoves energy into it, core working at 75% to keep up with the output for the saber.
Kenku looks shocked "You could of just told me to do it!"
Digifanatic: "That was before the tank blew up..."
Panzer: "Kenku, you have a power pack, I have a core, call it a turbocharger."
Digifanatic: *Passes him back the phone, approximating a >_< face.*
Sergeant Levis: "You think that thing can cut through me? Hah! Hahahaha! Take this! And this! and this! and..." *He doesn't stop saying 'and this'. Oh my god.*
Metal Man (GM): Dodge check, Panzer.
Panzer pushes the saber to tolerance levels, darting about. x.x
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM* Panzer takes 70 damage as she is riddled with lasers, bullets, and fireballs.
Dragoshi: *Follows behind Panzer, sighing.* .oO(This is not gonna be good at all...) *though, he makes sure to stay far behind enough that he's not getting shot full of holes.* :V .oO(This is so, so very fucked up.)
Sergeant Levis: "Hahaha... haha... ha..." *CRACK* *You hear a splorch as a big pipe falls off of it.*
Metal Man (GM): The tank is now on fire. And driving through the forest.
Dragoshi: "...oh, come on!"
Metal Man (GM): Which is now catching on fire.
Panzer dashes up and clings to the engine grates and starts stabbing the fuck out of the engine.
Dragoshi: "Are you fucking kidding me?!"
Metal Man (GM): Roll it, Panzer.
Kenku: "Well... crap..."
Metal Man (GM): Also, there's fire coming out of there. Attack check... Melee + 1. It's heading... hmmm... South. Yes. Towards... ...Westopolis...
Dragoshi: *Quickly dashes over to Panz and... tries to assist her.*
Metal Man (GM): ...HQ...
Kenku is just standing back... really really annoyed.
Panzer: "STOP THE FUCKING TANK, STOP STANDING THERE."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi: You can help her, as it fires everywhere.
Dragoshi: *Goes to help Panz in her engine destroying games with his own saber!*
Digifanatic has been running to keep up...
Metal Man (GM): The grate flies off, as Panzer is now on fire.
Kenku: "GIVE ME MY DAMN BLADE BACK AND I WILL!"
Panzer rolls around in the sand long enough to extinguish herself.
Sergeant Levis: "Ahahaha..." *You find one problem--the engine is waaay in there.*
Metal Man (GM): You've just exposed a long pipe which, ostensibly, leads to it. *SMASH* *SMASH* The front armor's getting all messed up as it crunches trees.
Digifanatic: .oO(Deloth, can you use Explode on some of the combustibles in there, like, now?)
Metal Man (GM): It wasn't meant to run over an entire forest.
Dragoshi: "...okay, this is fucking retarded." *Switches out for his Maverick Repeater Rifle and opens fire into the pipe.*
Kenku sighs "screw it!" and races up to the tank and tires to get on it.
Metal Man (GM): Roll for it, Dragoshi.
Digifanatic follows Kenku's lead...
Panzer gets back up and crawls in again, not caring, she's burned up and full of holes anyway. "Hey guys, get away from this tank." She tosses the saber to Drag. "Get away and give that to Kenku."
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* It shoots white smoke.
Dragoshi: "...are you sure?" *Catches the saber, looking a little worried.*
Metal Man (GM): It begins to make loud engine noises.
Digifanatic: "I think one more good knock and Panzer's down, Dragoshi."
Kenku hears the thing falling apart and decides to step back.
Sergeant Levis: "Ha... hahaha... no... you won't win... NO!"
Panzer heads down the pipe, starting to unlock some of her systems and safeties. "I've got just enough, get the fuck out."
Metal Man (GM): You hear a shift in the tank.
Kenku runs off.
Metal Man (GM): It sounds more normal again.
Dragoshi: "...I do not like the sound of that."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer: ...Which is higher: Tech, Will, or INT? Roll that check +1 to try to crawl down that shaft without being KO'd by fire exhaust.
Panzer unlocks the last of her safeties and pushes her core to redline, then over... A few seconds and she blows up like a nuke from inside the tank.
Metal Man (GM): ...Same check, still.
Dragoshi: *Dashes back just to get the hell out of the way...*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAAAAAM* You see a large, mushroom cloud explosion.
Digifanatic: *Ditto what Dragoshi did, though it might be a bit late.*
Kenku gets the shit down.
Metal Man (GM): ...The tank stops for a moment, a portion of it flying loose.
Dragoshi: "..." *Quickly runs back to the tank, not trusting it's stopping for even a bit.*
Sergeant Levis: "What... you thought... that would... stop me?"
Dragoshi: "Not really, no!"
Kenku gets up "Give me my damn sword!"
Sergeant Levis: "One engine... totaled... out of five... Ha... Ha ha ha HA HA HA!"
Metal Man (GM): You run near it. Radioactivity burns you.
Dragoshi: *Hisses and backs away...*
Digifanatic: "Deloth, Explode it or something..."
Sergeant Levis: "..." *The tank continues, but he begins coughing.* "...No... ...radioactivity... g... gah!"
Metal Man (GM): The tank begins jerking erratically.
Sergeant Levis: "Must... avenge... Borne..." *The tank's turret turns towards Capital City.* "...300... thousand... percent... FIRE..."
Kenku: "God Damn..."
Metal Man (GM): Schatze is, in fact, running over to mop up the radiation... ...but it's too little, too late. The tank powers up, and alarms go off.
Schatze: "...We have to leave."
Digifanatic wonders if his sheer determination will be able to help him pull off something crazy, like charging Smash Energy.
Schatze: *Grabs the nearest Quester and runs like hell.*
Kenku turns and runs.
Dragoshi: "Son of a... ARGH!" *Just... Runs away, looking none too pleased.*
Metal Man (GM): You hear all four engines powering up. Levis makes out one last noise.
Digifanatic: (Guess it's too late for that.) *Runs off with the others.*
Sergeant Levis: "...Commander... I have done all I can..."
Metal Man (GM): The tank vanishes, almost immediately. A massive laser, aimed at the GUN building in Capital City, blasts off the top 50 floors. It causes widespread fires and rains debris. But... ..The tank is gone, as is everything in a 50 foot diameter crater around it.
Kenku: "Well... Fuck... I hope Marley was out on duty..."
Metal Man (GM): Sergeant Levis... ...is dead.
Dragoshi: "Yeah... So do I..."
Metal Man (GM): Long live... Sergeant Levis... king of crazies... *Passes out.*
Digifanatic: "I wonder if the Echidnas on Angel Island just saw that..."
Dragoshi: "This... is so fucked up."
Metal Man (GM): The radiation is mopped up as a stunned looking Colonel Berge walks over.
Digifanatic: "I love the irony in this... hang on..."
Colonel Berge: "...Well... ...I don't know how you did it, but you managed to poison him. Thank God... he was on his way to destroy much worse."
Dragoshi: "His own tank's radiation managed to do that..."
Natalie: "Woah..." *Natalie just blinks.*
Dragoshi: "...though... man."
Colonel Berge: "The GUN building was mostly evacuated, although his shot caused a number of high level casualties..."
Digifanatic: "Levis was spending all his time criticizing Natalie for just showing up and suddenly becoming anti-woman... and Panzer is the one that sacrificed herself to do the tank in."
Dragoshi: "I... kinda wanted that tank. But... At least this horrendous mess is over."
Kenku looks to Colonel Berge "You guys going to need some help with recovery?"
Colonel Berge: "...For the safety, and sanity of the entire world, I... never want to see another tank like that again. Nah. It's within our capability to fix the damage."
Digifanatic: "How about that for getting showed off in your last hour alive?"
Kenku: "Alright then..." *he turns to Dragoshi* "Sword... NOW."
Dragoshi: "Fine..." *Calmly hands it over to Kenku* "Jeeze."
Colonel Berge: "I am... in your debt. Here." *He grants 30 coins to each person on this mission.*
Digifanatic: "Tomorrow's going to be a great day."
Colonel Berge: "...I will be retiring to my post near the Stadium... ...before I pass out from what happened. We have captured the remaining men..."
Dragoshi: "...good idea."
Colonel Berge: "They claim that Sergeant Levis sent some similar madmen off-continent..."
Digifanatic: *Radios Marley to see if he picks up.*
Kenku ignores the pain if the shaft is hot and stuffs it in its sheath, before walking back in the direction of HQ.
Digifanatic: "Hello? It's Ian... do you copy?"
Marley: *R* "...I assume it's about the GUN building."
Digifanatic: *R* "Nah..."
Marley: *R* "I am safe. I was actually en route when it happened."
Digifanatic: *R* "Just that he's gone, man. We got him."
Marley: *R* "I am in your debt for destroying yet another madman... ...a worse madman than Borne ever was."
Digifanatic: *R* "I was just hoping you came out of that alive... That you did."
Marley: *R* "He killed a large portion of my staff, and it is raining flaming debris over the city. It'll be a mess to clean up, I tell you what." *R* "Talk to me tomorrow... I think I have a mission for you... ...we're going to need some of Jack's cash to clean up all these messes at once." *R* "...For now... just rest. You've earned it."
Dragoshi: *R* "...I'm just glad that it's over, really." .oO(...Though I kinda want a tank like that now. Except, you know. Without any of the ludicrous firepower.)
Digifanatic: *R* "Tomorrow's taken, sorry. We're still planning on holding that exhibition providing the Stadium's reconstruction will be complete."
Metal Man (GM): Schatze picks through the remnants of Panzer, finding nothing of use. He smirks, however.
Schatze: "Seems that stunt destroyed Panzer's body, AND all her chips. Good thing I kept a copy handy."
Dragoshi: "...I had a feeling it would've done as such."
Digifanatic: *To Schatze* "Well, if Raena can revive without a glitch, Panzer should be able to."
Dragoshi: "...well. That's eerily convenient."
Schatze: "We'll need some money though. I mean... Questers die. But rarely do they catastrophically self-destruct. It will take a little doing to fix this up."
Digifanatic: "How much you need?"
Schatze: "Give or take, 100 coins."
Dragoshi: "...Well. I'm sure we can chip in that much."
Schatze: "Not a great amount. But remember that tube I got?"
Digifanatic: "Yeeeeees, what about it?"
Schatze: "That's why it isn't 600 coins."
Dragoshi: "Ah. That's nice."
Schatze: "... ...That and the other thing Panzer had, if it wasn't smashed in that earlier destruction. ...Just remember... ...you have earned back your stripes for this one. This man was a complete madman. I didn't even think it was possible to blow him apart this quickly."
Dragoshi: "We... got really lucky. That's all."
Schatze: "Luck? Naw. You could have screwed it up all over the place."
Dragoshi: "That, and well-placed shot to the engines."
Schatze: "I've seen you do that before, even."
Dragoshi: "...and a well-placed self-destructing reploid. That too."
Schatze: "Keep this in mind for the future... ...if you wish to come out on top in the upcoming tournament." *He walks off.*
Dragoshi: "Haha... I suppose so."
Metal Man (GM): I'll add the EXP and stuff, and we can call it a night. Last mission. Deloth took out HQ with 14 missiles. Digi shot some more in the casino. So we leave this mission as Schatze and the others clean up the mess for the next mission. Yeah, Panzer didn't. Otherwise you'd all be dead. :p Lessee, that mission was.. .. 7 hours long? I'll tally up a list. Aribar, Panzer, Kenku, Rae/Nat, Digi, Deloth, Dragoshi Anyone else? It's just 3 EXP to all of them. 'Cuz nobody screwed up and carried off an impossible mission, right on the heels of a horrifyingly bad screwup. Yeah.
Digifanatic takes a quick walk over to Natalie... "You know, if anyone wants to question your fragility, they gotta look at the tape from this first, if one shall exist."
Natalie: "Heh." *She then winces and grasps at her lower ribs. * "...ow..."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer had 50 coins on her as of this...
Digifanatic: "Don't worry about it. The walk isn't too far, and Raena might be willing to carry you if necessary."
Metal Man (GM): It shows 20 on the site, then +30 for the reward... Sooo... Anyone want to pony up the other 50 for convenience purposes?
Dragoshi: *Casually glances at his Maverick Repeater Rifle, and lets out a sigh of relief. He puts it away.*
Metal Man (GM): Ah right, you never told me how far off your coins were. Digi's are fine. Ok, we're all set. Panzer will revive thanks to the money and... session done.
Digifanatic: "So, that's two GUN madmen, one Team Rocket boss... Have I missed anybody?"
Dragoshi: "And The Book again. And Pandora."
Digifanatic: "Not a bad list so far..."
Dragoshi: "And Trevel--errr... Trevor. Though that required a little assistance, but still."
Metal Man (GM): The ZX people? The names were used as inspiration, but they aren't specifically the same/used.
Digifanatic: *Flops down on the ground, staring at the sky for a moment* .oO(This is why I haven't retired yet...)
Dragoshi: "...We still need to invest in heavier artillery, though. But... that's another matter for a different day."
Digifanatic: "Yeah. The next two days will be a nice cooldown. Well, except for Natalie, Raena, and Rinith, but even then, that's in the name of fun."
Dragoshi: "...and me. Unless it's too late."
Digifanatic: "I dunno. Depends on how many fighters Glitzville and Megaton send out."
Dragoshi: "I see. Hopefully, they'll send out enough."
Digifanatic gets up and walks back to HQ. If anyone wants to follow and chat, go ahead.
Metool: *Runs up to Digi and settles on his foot.*
Digifanatic: *Looks down at the Metool* "Awww... Panzer will return soon."
Metool: *It looks up and does more or less nothing. Must be hungry.*
Digifanatic: "You okay?"
Metool: *It bleeps, runs away, and returns with it's nine other siblings, all pushing a differeny colored dog food bowl.*
Digifanatic: .oO(Wish I could help it...)
Panzer: *They start jumping up and down.*
Digifanatic: *Turns around* "I'm sorry, I have nothing on me right now."
Panzer: *They all run away, then come back all helping to drag a giant burlap sack of what looks like oil-drenched bolts. They must eat that.*
Digifanatic: "I'm not even s--ahh." *Takes the sack and pours some bolts into each bowl* "That'll work?"
Panzer: *They all start eating, well, the bolts start to vanish to that must be it. They drag the bag back to where it goes, then take the bowls back and crawl all over Digi. They purr...*
Digifanatic: "Your mistress will come back, don't worry."
Metools: *They don't seem worried, they like anyone who feeds them. They're happy, but clingy.*
Digifanatic: *Walks them back to HQ*