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    That little metal spike flew like a shooting star. It pierced through fleshy slug and solid floor alike with a horrid grinding sound, spraying bits of slug and concrete fragments everywhere. What remained of the slug didn't stay intact for long, as what passed for an abdomen burst not a moment later to spread the mess even further. Vitro, Asura, and Muelsyse found themselves lightly splattered in slug remains, but it probably didn't stain, right?

    "W-why me..."



    Combat Results
    The Infused Glacial Slug suffers 30 damage and is killed. It explodes upon death, but all operators are safely out of range.
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    GraveMoss
    March 9 – 2:45 PM
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    The meal bars disappear at a pace that has more relationship to inhalation than chewing by the towering Pilosa.

    Her expression said that a follow up nap would be the appropriate chaser for said snack.

    With this morose thought her helmet is resecured.

    "Shops after mission~" She taps lightly on the car, "Finds things for the snow tea party too~"

    "Contact forward in... 15, if they nots calling back before then~"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grave Moss
    Contact forward in... 15, if they nots calling back before then~
    As if on cue, Santonia's radio came to life not ten seconds later, releasing a brief burst of static followed by the voice of the Secure Team's vanguard.

    "Copy, assault team, this is secure team. Eight hostiles subdued topside without much resistance. No casualties on our side. Do you copy?"

    "Oh, thank God. Time to get outta here." Dust rolled off her perch and began collecting her things. Leaving the garbage behind, of course. "Big lady, tell 'em I'm headin' up, will ya? Don't wanna get shot surprisin' my new pals."
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    Operator Santonia
    March 9 – 2:45 PM
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    "Copy that. Did you guys get a fucker with a purple sword and goo all over his armor?" The less people knew about her arts, the better.

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    "Oh, thank God. Time to get outta here." Dust rolled off her perch and began collecting her things. Leaving the garbage behind, of course. "Big lady, tell 'em I'm headin' up, will ya? Don't wanna get shot surprisin' my new pals."
    "Wait a sec girly, I just thought of something. Hey Moss-boss, since we don't got a any kind of map shouldn't we go along with her? Mu-whatever said the lab dealt with oripathy on kids so it might be in the infected district."
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  5. #265
    GraveMoss
    March 9 – 2:45 PM
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    "Wait bit a sec girly, I just thought of something. Hey Moss-boss, since we don't got a any kind of map shouldn't we go along with her? Mu-whatever said the lab dealt with oriphaty on kids so it might be in the infected district."
    "Would rather nots be going door to door~~~" There is a distinct slump in the shoulders of the defender at the thought of canvassing the city one block at a time. "Wills see whats mappings Tours mights haves~"

    Raising her voice the defender called out to the rest of the squad, "Ready~ Ready~?"


    "Oh, thank God. Time to get outta here." Dust rolled off her perch and began collecting her things. Leaving the garbage behind, of course. "Big lady, tell 'em I'm headin' up, will ya? Don't wanna get shot surprisin' my new pals."

    "Sticky Tail, call ahead and be lettings them know~"
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    Operator Vitro
    March 9 - 2:23 PM
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    Vitro flicked specks of Slug bits from his lens. Whether a product of its self-detonation or the Sniper's handiwork was unclear; what was certain was another sample tap gone, savaged beyond use. The Liberi was aware of their current situation, but the academic within grimaced at the carnage. Still, there is enough semi-intact to extract at least a vial of its frigid venom, so he supposes it was no use crying over spilled milk.

    Surveying the fight itself, the Supporter's teammates had been making strides in dispatching their assailants. Even their client proved capable of self-defense, even in unfavorable weather. Excellent. Less time in combat means less risk of injuries and less chance of him engaging in close quarters. His atrocious scores in close combat were no secret, so hopefully it need not be demonstrated here.

    Though lacking in viable attacks, there was still something that the Liberi could do.

    Swapping his Arts Unit for a less red-tinted one, Vitro jabbed its needle-like opening into a plughole on his suit's left side. Breathing through his nose, the Support Operator twists the Unit with a grunt. A dull itch throbs at his side, like a scratch from an ivy's thorn. Breathe in… And out…

    Vitro unplugged the Unit from his side; its contents a greenish-gray smoke. Turning its opening towards Nuriel, the smoke swirled out in a curve before surrounding her.

    Taking a short breath, Vitro gave the Squad Leader a quick nod. Though with his stature it was more of a half-bow.

    “Inhale it in a single bout… And there, this will mend the worst of it. It should not be long now.”

    Perhaps that was a bit excessive on his end, tending to what amounts to Class 2 injuries. Seeing that the Sankta is clearly a frontline combatant, however, he supposes it was better to keep her in able condition — leadership or no.

    Action

    Vitro casts Neutralize on Nuriel.

    Wise UP

    Neutralize: 4 SP - Medium Range
    Healing Arts using a fusion of all-reacting toxins. The Arts, taking the form of vapor, can enter the subject’s body through skin contact or inhalation. The resulting reaction cancels each other out, nullifying the negative effect of said poisons and leaving the recipient's internal system incenced to repair itself.

    (Restores 10 HP, removes the Stunned and Withered status effect.)
    The Act of dozing off in the afternoon is a luxury indeed.
    Coffee would be nice, though.

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    Vitro's unusual gas was used on Nuriel this time, once again sticking to its target rather more than gas should. Still, he was the medical expert, he certainly wouldn't be using anything on his teammates he might deem unsafe for human consumption.

    Having been freed from immediate danger, Muelsyse turned to the operators holding the front line. Using one hand to wipe some of the slug goo off her jacket, she darted closer to Nuriel and pointed her other hand towards the glacial slug, imitating some Sankta firearm. A jet of water burst forth from the tip of her mitten, striking with the force to match the usual Originium-based beam Arts. Which, coincidentally, was far more force than the usual originium slug's flimsy shell could handle. The final slug was sawed cleanly in half, leaving the swollen infused slug as the only survivor.

    Her work done, Muelsyse gave Nuriel a thumbs up and began backing away slowly.



    Combat Results
    Nuriel regains 10 HP.
    Infused Glacial Slug B suffers 20 damage and is killed.


    Muelsyse
    High Pressure
    Short Range, 3 5 SP
    A spell that fires a blast of extremely high pressure water from the fingertips, comparable to an industrial water cutter. Loses effectiveness outside melee range, but able to cut clean through metal.


    Turn Order: Slug Beta, Sting, Asura, Glacial Slug A, Vitro, Muelsyse, Glacial Slug B, Nuriel, Glacial Slug Alpha, Infused Slug, Infused Slug Alpha
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    Operator Grapevine
    March 9 – 2:46 PM
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    Grapevine hefted the triage kit she'd set aside while preparing the gauze back onto her shoulder.

    “Ready enough,” she replied simply.

    Tailing Dust to the Infected quarter made sense enough- Rhodes Island offices tended not to be in the parts of town where an Infected might not be able to reach on foot and in broad daylight. The crippling lack of intel from any party involved aside, it wasn't too different to the sorts of skulking around she'd done prior to joining the company. Besides, this suited her just fine. Visiting the Infected quarter and locating the Rhodes Island office had both been on her agenda regardless.
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    Infiltration Team - Nuriel
    March 9 - 2:23 PM
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    "Huh?"

    The rush of gas surrounding her came as a bit of a surprise, but Vitro's instructions which followed reassured Nuriel in knowing that this was supposedly something benign for her. Hearing her squadmate's instructions, Nuriel did her best to follow his instructions, and surely as she did so the pain that the slug had inflicted upon her went away.

    "Thank you."

    She can give him a sign of gratitude at the very least, though to ponder on how exactly the gas is healing her, Nuriel does not have the time. At best, she can presume it's some sort of painkiller.

    However, now is the time to deal with more pressing matters, and act, rather than think. Nuriel extends her open hand towards the remaining slug, and as she does so, the countless crystals on her body, may it be the highly visible ones encrusted into her skin outside or the granules floating about inside, all begin to glow in a dark-blueish hue. In an instant, a massive formation of ice appears as temperatures drop and all of the H20 in the air crystalizes, forming a large wall which would prevent the slug from advancing any further. However, Nuriel knows that while most people would be blocked by that wall and even worst, freeze should they try to scale it -- Ice Originium slugs would be immune to such an effect. However, that does not stop the wall from fulfilling its purpose here... the time the slug will spend climbing it should give ample time for everyone to ready a ranged attack to shoot it, and on top of that Sting can fall back and not be caught in the explosion.

    As usual however, to use her Arts, even if she isn't using her oripathy to fuel it, is a painful experience. Nuriel has since long been used to it, but that does not mean she is not unfeeling of the sharp and cold discomfort that grasps her body all the time. To her however, this is nothing, and it is not an ailment she, someone with medication, even has the right to complain about. Every single man, woman and child who suffers from Oripathy has to deal with that on a daily basis, and for the unlucky, they die an agonizing death as their crystals impale them from the inside out.

    At any rate... she should inform her team on what is about to happen.

    "Sting, fall back. Asura, Vitro, Miss Muelsyse, please get ready to shoot that slug when it crests the wall."

    Action
    Nuriel casts Frost Barricade to wall off Infused Slug Alpha

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    "Yeah, I don't think you guys are really equipped for sneakin' with me. I guess I wouldn't have to if you all came along? We could just power through whatever dumbfuck gets in the way..." Dust had a long look over Grave Moss's bulky powered armour. "I s'pose I can wait around a couple extra minutes, see if you can figure out where this lab is first? I really can't stay much longer though."





    Infiltration Team
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    It hardly took a moment for Nuriel's Arts to take effect, and a thick wall of ice spawned out of think air to interrupt the red slug's ponderous movement. The slug, however, was either too determined or too stupid to consider halting its advance, and after a few moments pulled itself into view at the top of the wall. But the wall was too high for it to attack Sting, and it seemed like the poor thing wasn't going to get a chance to reach its prey.



    Turn Order: Slug Beta, Sting, Asura, Glacial Slug A, Vitro, Muelsyse, Glacial Slug B, Nuriel, Glacial Slug Alpha, Infused Slug, Infused Slug Alpha
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    Infiltration Team - Sting
    March 9 - 2:23 PM
    In the Belly of the Beast
    Rocky Mountain, Columbia


    Tch, why is it the exploding one that had to be left for last?

    Sting mentally grumbled as he watched the engorged slug approach them. He didn't doubt that he could take it out with a single, well placed strike, the issue was what would happen right after. Quick though he was, it was doubtful that he would be able to get out of that thing's blast radius in time. He didn't have anything on him that he could throw at it to finish it off either...well other than his arts armament, but risking it getting potentially damaged from the slug's explosion didn't seem like a particularly smart idea either. Well there was something that he could try, although...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nuriel
    "Sting, fall back. Asura, Vitro, Miss Muelsyse, please get ready to shoot that slug when it crests the wall."

    Tactical retreat? Well that was certainly an idea, but not one that he was too fond of. Something about turning tail and retreating to the back lines and leaving behind those two ladies just didn't quite sit right with him. But then again, if he was now a part of a military organization so his job was to follow orders, much as he might disagree with them...then again, it's not like Nuriel said he couldn't try to take out the slug before retreating, right?

    "I get what you're saying boss, but you know I can take this thing out as well, right?"

    With that said, Sting took a couple steps back and readied his blade as if he were going to throw it at the slug. However he didn't release his grip on it as he swept it towards and slug and pointed at it, rather a globule of acid formed at its tip and show towards his target like a bullet.

    Action
    Movement: 1 down, Action: Basic arts attack via arts armament on remaining enemy


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    Sting swung his blade, and a glob of acid flew through the air at the hapless slug. Swollen as it was, it had no hope of dodging even if it realized it was being attacked. The acid struck its target dead on and the slug flailed its front limbs, making a feeble attempt at cleaning itself.

    Combat Results
    The Infused Glacial Slug Alpha suffers 12 damage.


    Turn Order: Sting, Asura, Vitro, Muelsyse, Nuriel, Infused Slug Alpha
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    March 9 – 2:47 PM
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    The sound of a yawn escapes the heavy armor.

    "Mnn~ Then~ Moving out~ Finding maps time~"

    With little cerimony the Pilosa defender stomps towards the gap between the vans.

    "Diag... Doc left~ Birdy right~ Squishy rear~"

    Defining the marching formation as she moves.
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    Infiltration Team - Asura
    March 9th - 2:23 PM
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    Asura hummed, undisturbed by the gory result of her attack, merely flicking off some of the monster’s remains from her suit. The nice thing about camo suits was that by definition they were made to not stain, at least not easily: hard to be stealthy if the filth stuck to it.

    Now, one last slug to deal with.

    Asura pulled from another string, bringing up the first stake she had shot at the same time she used her other hand to pull from the string of the second stake she had used. Stepping around Vitro, she eyed her objective.

    There it was. The wall of ice would’ve made it hard for any other Sniper to get at the creature, but she had the advantage when it came to firing angles. The first stake, undamaged as it was, served perfectly for it. It floated up towards the ceiling, then shot towards the slug at breakneck speeds, aimed directly at its head.

    All the while, Asura was inspecting the second stake for damages, the combat high slowly dissipating as her mind whirled towards the group’s next task and encounter.


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    Operator Grapevine
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    If the military personnel weren’t going to object outright, then she as Rhodes Island’s liaison should probably play middleman.

    The decision is ultimately Blacksteel’s, and while companies like Rhine Lab have often housed their test sites in out of the way or marginalized communities, I cannot say with confidence that waiting on us will be to the benefit of you or your comrade.

    She exhaled. This was going to sound an awful like towing the company line, something that Director Warfarin would have laughed herself into stitches to hear, but whatever. It didn’t matter. Better to play the necessary number of words than to muddle about things on her own and waste her own time. She turned to face the Blacksteel Operators moving into position.

    I must stress, however, that Rhodes Island as an organization is dedicated to the plight of the Infected. If the experiments described by Director Muelsyse are true, then the branch office and the population of the Infected Quarter may be able to expand upon the insufficient intel we were provided. I favor hastening our investigation to know if we should accompany her.

    She looked back to Dust.

    Should we be separating, I would ask you describe the patrols to me in brief. I have some small measure of experience evading the authorities. If need be, I will head to your office myself when I have the chance.
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