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The Edenite Saga - Episode 00: All-Seeing Eyes (IC)

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The Edenite Saga - Episode 00: All-Seeing Eyes (IC)

Post by Ninmast » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:51 am

The biting cold is an eternal cliche, comparing air so frigid as to be painful to the actions of a predator, and yet it is not present here. For those who scaled the mountainside to reach this secluded plateau, it had stopped prowling and stalking them some time back. Such heights were reserved for the sacred or profane, and the air itself had turned away, unwilling to tread where they were going. For a time, it had been like climbing upward through the vacuum of space, devoid of all things essential to existence. No warmth, no wind, sounds were muted and entirely of their own making, and even all color seemed to bleed away, leaving only black stone and snow white sky.

That had been until they reached the plateau, and sensations they had begun to feel were forgotten returned. It was warmer here, not warm enough to soften the compacted snow ice beneath their feet or to encourage the removal of their many protective layers, but warmer by comparison to even a step back down. The air was thicker, as if it had fled the surrounding peaks to gather here in silent, rapturous audience to a new coming. And where there had previously been only the monotony of an endless climb droning down into an empty series of automatic motions, with the air and the temperature came another sensation, one of instinctive, primitive fear. If the heights were sacred, this place was forbidden by the divine.

The cause of all of this was unquestionable, for one thing alone stood out in stark relief on the entire plateau, as if seeking to rival the surrounding peaks, even the one of the mountain it nestled itself aside. Though it was perhaps several city blocks wide, it could only be described as a pillar, uniformly wide its entire visible height and tall enough that it seemed thinner than it was by comparison. A bone white material comprised its surface, completely and perfectly smooth despite how it had punched through the mountain covering it, as red pulses of light and energy ran up its length through rivulets before pooling in brightening convergences and discharging again, ever upwards toward the distant, mushrooming summit. This unearthly tower could only have been the cause of the woes in this region of the world, but no visible entrance presented itself.

The wise would gather their wits before its majesty, striving to determine the appropriate next action.
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Post by FatalixTheFox » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:55 pm

The cold bit and tore at the girl's clothing as she made her way to the top first, ahead of the others. She stood with a blank expression, completely barefoot in the snow that came up to her ankles. She clutched a piece of metal that was perfectly jet black except for it's edge, which shone in the snow like a brilliant ribbon of energy that melted off of the sword. Her hair was speckled white with snow as it fell, but she didn't bother wiping it off. In fact, she didn't seem bothered by anything, even the chilled temperatures. Standing barefoot in the snow above 14,000 feet after climbing a long journey did not seem to faze her otherwise placid stare. Her dark eyes scanned across the horizon, and once they met with the pillar, they stopped.

For several long minutes, she stood, completely motionless, and studied the pillar. She was drawn here, as though this place required her to be here. It felt right, just like standing next to a close one.

She thought back to how she ended up here.

Her caretaker, an old Chinese woman whom she'd grown very fond of, had died of an unknown natural cause. It hurt, but Aurora knew she was going to die, and the small village she took refuge in for the last century lacked the medicinal care required. The doctor had said it was due to her liver functions slowing, but he couldn't be sure that was actually what had done the job. It didn't matter. When Aurora found herself among the chaos of the EMP wave that disrupted the eastern world, she immediately recognized, no, felt the emergence of the pillar. She began walking the slow walk to these mountains, and even encountered some very unique individuals on the way. This tale was not about her journey here, however. This tale concerned what was about to commence.

Aurora, and by relation the ancient god that bore her into the world, could both feel the monumental energy that surrounded them. Something here was going to change everything. She had felt a similar experience when a man from the middle east found a following. Centuries later Rome fell, and she had long since fled to northern Siberia.

But this, this was different. On a scale so large that even the presence in her sword balked. She shook off the feeling, shaking her head and sending flakes of snow off of her head.

Aurora finally broke off the gaze with her goal, and she spun, awkwardly, and looked down over the trail that led her up here. She leaned over the edge, looking for the next arrival. She'd seen them coming up here, but hadn't spoken a word to them, and she desperately wanted to meet these people. The want to greet each of them as they came up overtook her, and she remained motionless, waiting. One word and one word alone occupied her mind.

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Post by The_Legion_Ex » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:52 am

And from there, a rapid escalation of steps raced towards the area where the first arrival stands on. Actively violating the silence of the slope with motions that speak louder than the sounds that they should have made, a swift figure ran up with a strangely-shaped knife at his right hand, rapidly swinging it to the steep incline directly above him and burying it into the land form's flesh to serve as a hold of some sort. He then jumped up to get a hold and exerted enough energy from his arms to launch himself upwards to reach the ledge of the plateau, dangling above his now-loose knife for several seconds before helping himself up.

"Wow, this surely looks like an eldritch treasure." he muttered to himself as he observed the white tower of bone with eyes that retained a spark, though this spark appeared to shiver for a second as he blinked twice to see if what he is seeing is a real wonder of a mysterious race. After all, he sent himself here to to discover whatever the Himalayas could be hiding. Religious artifacts? Secret technology? Hidden races and species? They are all in his list, but this view served as a sight both pleasant and unpleasant. But regardless of what the challenge it appears to suggest through visual impression, his resolve to take his passion to his clan's level is what keeps him standing smart with his black coat, gloves and hat to keep him warm.

His adventurous spirit willingly put aside, he took five gentle steps forward and decided to take a small break by breathing more slowly and scanning his environment for anything else of interest aside from the threatening curiosity that proudly stands in his line of sight... and viola! Perfectly aligned in his mental cross-hair is what appears to be an interesting young lady with an equally interesting metallic weapon in her wielding, though he does notice that she does not seem to be well-groomed and that he was not able to see her right away despite the short distance between them (and he believes that being very focused on reaching the top of the plateau, overtaking some very interesting strangers, and staring at whatever that apparently damned structure of white is to be the cause of why it took him more than a few seconds to notice her). To compensate for the short term of ignorance, he slightly turned his head towards her direction as he tilts his hat forward and release a smile as cool as the subjectively refreshing winds that he encountered at the middle of the hike.

"Hello, young lady." he said with energy that is rightfully suppressed for his adventure, his concentrated gaze trying to send the message that his actions are of well intention.
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Post by FatalixTheFox » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:50 am

The agile man dressed in black surprised Aurora as he vaulted over the path and onto the plateau they stood on. She didn't seemed bothered in any way when he took his time to examine the pillar himself, and waited motionless until he turned to address her. Though her face's expression didn't change when he said hello, her body leaned towards him imperceptibly. He had spoken English. Aurora struggled to think of the words in English, it had only been 400 years since her last romp in any part of the world that spoke such a tongue.

"Aurora." She said, and offered her free hand to the man. She said this in a flat tone, completely devoid of inflection. Almost robotic in nature.

"You're here to see..." She turned. "This?" She said, once more, completely flat, except for the last word, which rose with the inflection of a question when spoken in English. The inflection wasn't right though, it sounded forced and off-tone.

"I'm here too. To see it." She said, and nodded. "Perhaps we can be friends?" She said. The last phrase, surprisingly, had warmth to it. Unlike the rest of her speech, the last sentence sounded like a much younger girl asking someone in a classroom, on the first day of school. It was unnerving to hear her switch from such a placid tone to one of so much energy within the span of a few seconds. When she asked, her eyes lit up, and for a moment her face bore an excited look. Once she finished with the question, her face returned to the blank stare she wore before.
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Re: The Edenite Saga - Episode 00: All-Seeing Eyes (IC)

Post by Raptorman » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:00 am

The next arrival came rather suddenly. One moment there was just the odd relative warmth, the strange pillar arcing skyward, and the pair of misfits who had assembled upon the summit of the mountain. The next there was a shrill sound that while faint at first rapidly grew in intensity. Perhaps the peak of the mountain and the tower upon it was indeed forbidden by the divine, but those who were coming had the belief that man was the master of his own fate. Finally the whining noise reached a crescendo, and both the sword animated construct, and the technological pirate would get to witness the arrival of a different sort of vehicle.

It had a shape that was vaguely reminiscent of a flying saucer, though it was not soaring through the air, but rather moving approximately 20 feet above the surface of the hard packed snow and ice. It was an odd craft, and neither of the two already upon the summit would likely know what it was on sight. It flew, or rather skimmed and then as it crested the summit it began to lower itself towards the ground. A field flickered around the vessel as descended, blasting away loose snow and debris, leaving only the hard packed snow below as it touched down.

A ramp lowered from the underside of the craft and a group of men in what looked to be black powered armor marked by the insignia of the AV quickly descended, what looked to be plasma based weapons drawn, and took up positions to cover the craft. Sliding panels moved as the craft sprouted weapons as well, turrets emerging as energy weapons crackled to life. But despite this there was no actual hostile action. The six men who had emerged simply waited, and a moment later two more men emerged from the craft.

One was a giant of a man, standing a full seven feet tall and with hulking proportions, also clad in a suit of clearly powered armor, though at this moment despite the cold his face was uncovered. Dark blue eyes were set in a face that was wrinkled and mottled grey and white in color. He was hairless, and seemed completely unperturbed by the climate. He carried what looked to be a small high tech cannon of some kind, and several other weapons were strapped to various places on his armor.

Beside him strode the man who was truly in command. A man clad in a uniform from the past. An imposing set of four glowing lines on his helm were the closest thing to a face that showed as he turned his gaze to take in the surroundings. The large man spoke something in German, gesturing towards the two other occupants of the mountaintop and the Good Doctor shook his head.

After a moment, with his men moving to take up positions, and two of them reentering the vehicle in order to unload assorted equipment, the Good Doctor and his hulking attendant moved towards the others and the spire itself. "It is remarkable is it not, that for all we delve into mysteries, there are always more to uncover." His voice was distorted by his helmet, and he spoke in English, with only the slightest accent.

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Post by FatalixTheFox » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:27 am

Aurora stood behind her new friend, intimidated by so many men at once, more alarmed that none of them showing their faces. While Aurora was fond of all things sentient, these "men" seemed more machine than man. The odd speech he made before declaring his introduction registered in Aurora's ears, and though she may not be able to understand it, she knew the part of the world he hailed from.

She also knew what had happened to the western world, and the stories of those with such a way of speech. Her placid expression didn't change, but Aurora had decided this individual, should he be called human, was not what he appeared to be. She approached him, her gaze meeting the 4-eyed helmet at an even height, and said without any tone:

"When one door closes, another opens. This is the way of the world, for things to transition into others." She paused, and glanced to the larger man, who clearly served as the man's guard. Her face did not bear any emotion, even that of being intimidated.

"For every mystery you reveal, a dozen more will be present, right?" She leaned in, examining the man's suit.

She returned to standing upright. She didn't extend her hand, but instead looked to her compatriot. She returned her gaze to The Good Doctor.

"I am Aurora. Would you like to be friends?" She asked in a neutral tone, her deep purple eyes staring dead into the visor of the helmet.
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Post by The_Legion_Ex » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:28 pm

Seeing that Aurora introduced herself in a surprisingly monotonous voice, he turned towards her to shake her free hand gently but firmly with an equally free hand. "My name is Jack, nice to meet you."

He then listened to her questions as she asked about what could be his motive. Though he came to see other things, he just happened to see the tower, though the tower is one of the kind of things he did not know he wanted to see. As a response, he nodded silently for he still has little knowledge of the tower itself. And in just a few seconds, he is caught off-guard again with a sudden addition of life in her voice and expressions. After a pause of mixed surprise and excitement, he returns to his cool self and nodded, this time with the words "Yes, I am very willing to be a friend." After all, power comes in numbers.

In less than a split-second, he began to hear the sudden arrival of another interesting thing, the sound of aircraft flying accompanied by the aircraft itself. All he had to do is to confidently stand in place as his new friend went behind him, apparently for cover as a fascinating group of what appear to be super soldiers are doing their business.

The moment his friend approach the apparent commander of the armored men, his phone seemed to make a ringtone. Checking the phone, it turns out to be from an alarm that he failed to deactivate three days ago. He responded by promptly deactivating the alarm by himself before turning the phone off and tailing his way to just beside Aurora, worried that he may not get to greet the other person.

Looks like he is early enough to hear her proposal of friendship to the apparently less living person, the apparent commander in a powered suit. "Sorry if I have to introduce myself late, good sir." he said with a bow he picked up from the East. "My name is Jack Chapell, and as my newly-made friend said, I'm glad if we are to be helping each other." he continued with his usual confidence, though with a slight tilt to formality. He then stood still to observe what happens next.
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Post by ColeslawEnthusiast » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:49 pm

In his long black coat and warm cap, Corvan spun one of his knives in his hand as he climbed. He would have worn one of his usual suits here, but he didn't fancy freezing to death, so he tried to look as presentable as he could, but one can only look so presentable in such rugged attire. His pistol hugged his belly, barely visible on the outside, and the wind shook his clothes, as a child plays with drapes. It was easy to form his knives here, it was already cold. The only part he had to do was add the pressure. So he found it was easier to conjure his blades to absent-mindedly play with.

He was here to kill one of the many researchers on their way, he just needed to figure out which. Usually, his employer gives him a picture of the target, but today, he was armed with very little information. The target was a male in their thirties. As most scientists are. He'd have to do a lot of sleuthing, and his client had better hope the pay is worth it.

As he was about to reach the summit, a high-pitched noise took hold of his ears, and the rest of his body, for that matter. It wasn't painful, but very alarming. And then, a strange craft landed. A ramp descended, and several men wearing advanced armor emerged. They covered positions, and Corvan recognized the frantic calm. They were simply clearing the way for a superior. Two men exited after the guards. One was... well, a giant. A seven foot tall behemoth of a man. Corvan made a mental note not to piss that one off. He was followed by a slightly shorter, but still somewhat intimidating man wearing a four-eyed helmet.

The man barked orders in German, which Corvan had never made any effort to learn, and the soldiers split into two groups, one unloading cargo and the other standing guard. Their glowing weapons, however truly had Corvan's attention. He wondered what they could do. He revealed himself, from his somewhat hidden position, shrouded by shadow and the glare off the snow. As he emerged, he noticed something which he wasn't paying attention to until then. A pillar soaring above the ground. That couldn't be manmade. He tried not to look surprised as he greeted the group.
"Hello, lady and gentlemen. I'm Jackson Tripol. Pleasure to meet you all."
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Post by Ninmast » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:30 am

All was quiet as the newcomers greeted one another, exchanging pleasantries and names, but that didn't mean that it was all still. Inside the tower, certain protocols ran, and their outcomes were relayed to the management core at the very heart of the tower.

All of the craft's known crew had time to unload those supplies and gather outside of it, everything seeming to have gone without a hitch after the incredibly tense and white knuckle blind flight in. Then there was a sensation of static electricity, the hairs on the neck spiking, and with a flash of light, a woman in the same sort of uniform as the other soldiers appeared out of thin air before dropping butt first onto the ice and stone without ceremony.

There was a moment or two for all to process this, then the tower's red light grew monumentally brighter as a loud him filled the air. One of the eye-like points of pooling light gathered the growing energy into itself before lancing it through the air to strike the ship. There was no explosion, no concussive force, no melting of plastics or alloys. The glow simply enveloped the vessel, and within a heartbeat, it was simply gone, steam rising in its absence as it's ionized essence dissipated on the wind.

And the humming died down again as the tower returned to the state they found it in.
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Post by FatalixTheFox » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:42 pm

Aurora didn't flinch when the craft vanished, no, vaporized, before her in a bright flash of light. She did, however, flinch when a woman landed on the ice. Aurora walked calmly without any hesitation between the Doctor and his men without waiting for any reply and walked up the woman in a robotic fashion, clutching The Needle in her right hand. She crouched, and with her left hand, extended it to the woman.

"Werden Sie Sein meine Freund?" She said in the most archaic pronunciation of German any of them had ever heard. In fact, it was neigh unrecognizable save for the phrase at the end: meine Freund?

My friend?

Aurora's hand was held out, unnaturally still despite her bare skin being exposed to the cold. Aurora's deep purple eyes stared down into the woman's, and for a moment, she could have sworn that there was the slight curve of a smile for just a moment. If she'd have blinked a second sooner, she might have missed it.
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Post by Raptorman » Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:23 am

The Good Doctor did not respond to Aurora, or the tech pirate who both attempted to address him at first. Rather his gaze was fixated upon the tower that loomed over the mountain peak. One of the things here was of great interest to him, the people, while in some cases worthy of interest as well, were at least momentarily taking the back burner as he observed. But after a moment he did swivel his head back towards them, and it was odd, there were no features visible, nothing to provide a tell as to the man's emotions, and his voice was heavily distorted by his mask, as was the sound of his breathing. And yet, his voice carried a faint hint of something that might be happiness. "Yes, each discovery inevitably leads to more paths to pursue."

His gaze turned towards Jack Chapell next. "Whatever insights you can offer will of course be considered and valued appropriately." Perhaps more would have been said, but shortly after the initial statement had escaped from behind the man's mask there came the faint sound of someone dropping onto the ice and snow and the Good Doctor turned away, back towards the vessel that had borne him up to the mountaintop. A rapid phrase in german issued forth from behind the mask, and two of his men, those closest to the flying saucer ship moved, dragging the woman who had appeared on the ground back from the ship.

And then, the light had engulfed his ship, and the intimidating construct vanished in an instant. One might have expected alarm, or shock from the man. The giant standing besides his leader certainly looked perturbed, as did the soldiers who were now much more on edge for the obvious reason. But instead the Good Doctor simply clapped his hands together slowly, as if admiring the display. "This may be worth the trip." The words carried an actual note of interest now.

As for the woman herself. She wore a slightly different uniform from the others, it didn't look like it was made to be armor, more like a flight suit, though it was clearly of similar make and a product of the same organization. As Aurora approached, she fumbled with a weapon, shock and surprise likely contributing more to the difficulty drawing it more than anything else. But when the sword spirit offered a hand and spoke about being friends the woman released the grip on her weapon. She looked towards her superior who nodded.

"I am well enough." She spoke, and then took the hand.

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Post by Skummy the Kitty » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:03 pm

Vance's hands had to be uncovered for this climb, the heat from his hands allowed for slight melts to give him a bit more grip as he pulled not only his own mass but that of his master who had made herself as home sleeping on her giant golem's back for the entire climb up. They were late, as it understandably was hard for them to make their way out here, and thus nobody actually knew they'd be arriving. However the were aware there would be other researchers here to take a crack, harnessed to his back Alex slept soundly in a soft blue down coat rate for subzero temperatures with cargo pants and thermal leggings with winter boots. she was also sporting a set of earmuffs, her hood pulled up and a fleece mask over her face leaving only her eyes to be exposed, and her backpack naturally handing off her back making weight distribution exceedingly wonky but, well when you have unlimited grip strength and heat to apply to hard packed ice you'd always have a grip.

Vance was unfazed by his master's need for sleep, the air was stagnate and lifeless and even down below the cold was so biting and derisive that Vance had to hold Alex closer to keep her from getting chills even with her proper winter gear set up sans rated gloves. His body heat was up by another twenty degrees, she was essentially cuddled up to a man sized heater with only some fabric and down to keep her from burns. clearly she felt cozy in laying against him. Much like the fluff kittens who used his body as their nesting ground for hours on end in the winter time, such fun cats were, so adorable. The void like vacuum of unnatural air didn't affect Vance but it did make him ponder if this construction was int he vein of magic or science, was it like an advanced form of the two much like with golemancy? Who would be awaiting them as they approached, friend or foe, the whirring of something int he mist that zoomed to the top agitated Vance's sense of intrigue and pressed him to climb faster until he crested the top of the plateau in time to see a vessel disappear from existence.

The flaming skeletal automaton silently wrestled his sleeping master from her climbing harness and tapped her face to get her to stir from her nap. when she could, he placed her on her feet in the hard packed ice and let her eyes adjust tot he scene before her, the great tower, the advanced military personnel, the other mismatched researchers. He was busy taking off his harness while she let her hood come down and pulled her fleece face mask away. She said legitimately nothing, ignored the researchers in favor of just looking up tot he tower, and muttering something at Vance that he did not outwardly respond to but did seem to shift somewhat to the left of his creator and placed himself in between her and the armed soldiers and the researchers on this expedition.

Alex spent a few more moment gawking before she looked around and opened her mouth for real before shutting it and looking back over the plateau edge to see if anyone else would arrive late much as she had on the back of her protector. Vance slid his gloves back onto his hands and his flames began to recede ever so slightly as his exertion levels did not pressure the suppression on his body any longer. It wasn't like Alex was heavy but he had forced the issue due to the scaling of the cold stone. His expression did not, or rather could not change beyond the blank piecing stare of burning eye sockets and a full set of teeth wrapped in dull teal and white glows.

He was a six foot six pinnacle of mankind type, with broad build wrapped in a well maintained hoodie and pants, wearing sneakers despite the climate he was in. He maintained a neutral stance as his friend and master walked back over to him and held onto his hand, giving it a gentle squeeze that he returned quietly before she looked over everyone and said nothing, just staring into the crowd waiting for them to act first.
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Re: The Edenite Saga - Episode 00: All-Seeing Eyes (IC)

Post by FatalixTheFox » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:56 am

Aurora's face remained unchanged, as she pulled the woman up from the ground. She'd responded in English, so Aurora also switched languages.

"I am Aurora. Will you be accompanying us on our..." She looked away for a moment, and her blade's tip raised a few inches in adjustment, as though looking at the tower caused her to ready herself. "Journey?" She asked. She moved to stand beside the woman.

"Jack and I are friends. Would you like to be friends with us?" She asked, her tone remaining unchanged from her earlier inquiries. She looked to the woman, her ragged clothing fluttering softly in the light breeze. Her hair hung in front of her face on one side, obscuring her piercing, blank gaze.

"I like having friends. It gives me... something to fight for." She said, with a tone of emotion at the end, but only an inkling of happiness. "What about you?" She said, blankly once more.
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Post by ColeslawEnthusiast » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:14 am

Corvan answers the question, knowing it wasn't asked of him, but answering nonetheless. He speaks in a clear, defined American accent.
"She doesn't have much of a choice, does she? Her superior is going, and there's not much else to do around here."
He spins a knife in his hand, taking no care to hide his ability this time, reasoning the rest had seen things much more questionable before.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I came here to finish a job. Figuring out what that tower is for seems a lot more fun than what I was originally here for, and I really don't wanna go back to where I came from just yet."

"So, let's get to it. I'm not man of science, but I think we have one, Doctor. Also, we have..." Corvan gestures to the flaming man holding a much smaller woman's hand. "Him, her? Sorry, I've never seen a flaming rock person before." Corvan's walked himself to the center of the group now, and a large number of blank stares meet his gaze. He's not sure what to make of it. "All I'm saying, guys, is that we're prepared enough to take this on ourselves."
He turns, surveying the still-expressionless group, dropping his knife, blade down, into the ice.
"So, who's on board?"

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Re: The Edenite Saga - Episode 00: All-Seeing Eyes (IC)

Post by FatalixTheFox » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:15 am

Aurora watched the man with intent as he interrupted her amiable attempt to acquaint herself with the others in the group. She nodded to her new friend, the woman in the flight suit. Aurora stepped through the snow in her bare feet, not flinching as her feet crossed the undoubtedly stinging coldness of it. She Meandered to Corvan.

"Then lets go." She said, flatly and without any kind of excitement. "I'm Aurora. I suppose we'll be friends, since we're going to do... This together." She looked up at the tower, and raised her blade to the sky, then lowered it slowly, as though using the sword to feel for something in the air.

"There must be a way inside." She said, her blade lowering at last. She returned it to her side, parallel to the ground. "Any ideas?"
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Post by Madrigal » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:17 pm

Over the glistening peaks of the Himalayas, a bright flash of light burst forth from the heavens. Like an arrow loosed by Indra, white-blue energy surged down in a beam, before the light began to fade as quickly as it appeared. Had any more primitive minds been there to witness its fall in such a remote place, the results would have been no less shocking to see. There was no mark left behind by the beam. No vast crater carved into the mountainside, or pool of fire rising up from the depths of the earth. Nothing, save the outline of a teenage boy, dressed in a a set of blue armor.

Paragon stood up from where the International Relocation and Information System had teleported him, his photo-receptors blinking as he assessed his surroundings. Allowing the others gathered on the plateau to look over their new companion. He was short, scarcely five feet tall, with thick untidy black hair that billowed in the wind with scarcely a care. The skin of his face--what could be seen of it--was youthful and vibrant, almost begging for a condescending pinch of the cheeks, though it showed no sign of discomfort at the piercing cold that surrounded them. The skin tone of the lad defied attempts to place an ethnicity. The rest of his body was clad in a set of metallic armor, which must have been quite tight given how little room it would have left. The surface initially appeared to be a soft blue, though the coloration quickly shifted to something more approaching winter camouflage. Brown eyes looked curiously over the group, flitting over each of them in turn. The look was not quite as innocent as it might have seemed. Paragon was connecting to IRIS's facial recognition database. Running each of their faces was taking a little longer than normal; IRIS's coverage was limited in this area. He could scarcely teleport safely even after a delay.

*SCAN COMPLETED: NO MATCH*

*SCAN COMPLETED: NO MATCH*

*MATCHED: VORIAN VON TRAUPITZ AKA GOOD DOCTOR*

*SCAN COMPLETED: NO MATCH*

*SCAN COMPLETED: NO MATCH*


His scans completed, the young man raised his hands to his mouth. Logically with the thinness of the air, he should not have been able to have managed a full breath, much less an audible shout. Somehow though, his voice managed to carry through the crisp mountain air.

"Excuse me! Do you need help?"

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Re: The Edenite Saga - Episode 00: All-Seeing Eyes (IC)

Post by The_Legion_Ex » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:17 pm

Jack glanced around as the sudden newcomer, a Jackson, greeted himself. After addressing the Good Doctor's words with a nod, he turned his head to meet the newcomer's form with his eyes and gave a light wave.

And little did he know, there was time for a hum. He turned to register whatever is about to happen and is greeted with what he recalled to be the Good Doctor's ship being reduced to nothingness with whatever blast of obliteration that tower just fired before returning to normal. Though a very deadly display of power, it is nonetheless fascinating, though he does want to feel sorry for whoever stopped living due to the flashing burst of energy.

Now that Aurora was mechanically moving towards a scene he definitely did not see, he made follow till he gets to see a woman that he had definitely not seen before. Strange for one to go that far without an introduction, but he chose not to butt in and just observe the interactions that occur...

He stood there and observed everyone in the scene, trying to listen to their words as he saw more newcomers: a woman and her large bodyguard and some young guy that appeared to have fallen from the sky at his own will.

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Re: The Edenite Saga - Episode 00: All-Seeing Eyes (IC)

Post by Ninmast » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:54 am

The hum rose again, for the second time for most of those present, and again, the light pooled in one of the tower's "eyes." No doubt where it might strike now was a point of fear for those gathered who had seen it before, but none could guess since they did not yet know what triggered it.

But instead of toward the gathering, this time the beam lanced skyward. What it was aiming for couldn't be known by most of those present.

The newly arrived youth would know, though. His ride, like the Good Doctor's before him, was no more, and there was no new arrival evacuated ahead of the blast this time.
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Post by Skummy the Kitty » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:53 am

Alex looked up at the spire as it thrummed to life, she narrowed her eyes and had a sort of grimace to her face, that was a very powerful energy signature that was more than likely reacting to electronics since it hadn't chosen to fire on her and Vance when they got here. Whether it was based on physics or magic didn't really matter, it was a massive danger and needed to be investigated and properly dealt with before it caused catastrophic loss of life. If this was some kind of ancient space faring race then it might be possible that it was a defense mechanism for equally powerful technology coming to destroy it, and if it were built by ancient species on earth it was built as some kind of temple or point of power and was filled with all manner of securities. Regardless of the potential it was too dangerous to be left alone for humanity to be stumbling and fumbling with this thing in operation. No shit all these people were here then, a good and a bad thing considering the weirdos in exosuits, the megaman clone, the knife dancer and the petite woman holding a jagged piece of glass or metal.

They'd probably be better suited to the task of dealing with scientific discoveries, dangers, perils and the like but she doubted most of them had a strong viewpoint on magical systems. With that thought on her mind Alex just strolled up to the spire, ignoring everyone acclimating to one another in favor of beckoning Vance to get closer. Gazing upwards to the stretching behemoth as it rose to the sky she cleared her throat and tried something out, she might look stupid but it was worth a shot.

"Spire, if you contain an advanced intelligence system within your form open up your maintenance systems for exploration, humans are the dominant species of this world at present and your appearance is rather....unique to say the least. Plus you just activated out of nowhere and that's not exactly something to be ignored. Your defense mechanism targets large electronic craft but not organics or smaller electronics so I'm presuming humanity is not an enemy race. Please open the doors so tat we can discuss this further. Otherwise it's safe to assume you're not controlled by advanced intelligence and therefore we will resort to figuring out a way to pry you open by force" She wasn't sure if anything would happen, she had a light and springy voice despite not wishing to converse with anyone, Vance watched on impassively, ready to push her away if things got weird, he figured this was the safest course of action, his master would surely understand what she was doing.
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