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On 9/28/2020 at 3:09 AM, Kings_way said:
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@kenod can the Barghests die from lack of oxygen? Python is going to drop them and keep fighting, but I want to make sure they're dead.

 

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They can.

The two Barghests were nearly dead when the rope finally released them, when suddenly a knife flew right into one of them, killing them immediately, the second knife nailing one of the other Barghests. The second one who had been strangled was still alive, but just barely, lying on the ground, trying to catch it's breath, not fully conscious yet.

At the same time the chair flew at the Executor, slamming into its breastplate. A loud cracking noise could be heard, and tar-like flesh was visible through the additional cracks and holes, but already new armour was starting to grow over it, though it went slowly, small holes and cracks still visible.

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A few shots rang out and three bullets lodged themselves in the Executor's flesh, finding their way through the larger cracks.

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22 minutes ago, kenod said:

The two Barghests were nearly dead when the rope finally released them, when suddenly a knife flew right into one of them, killing them immediately, the second knife nailing one of the other Barghests. The second one who had been strangled was still alive, but just barely, lying on the ground, trying to catch it's breath, not fully conscious yet.

At the same time the chair flew at the Executor, slamming into its breastplate. A loud cracking noise could be heard, and tar-like flesh was visible through the additional cracks and holes, but already new armour was starting to grow over it, though it went slowly, small holes and cracks still visible.

The chair hit, clearly damaging the knight. Strangely, it's armor seemed to be regrowing, but Python clearly saw strange, dark flesh beneath. Python pulled a lamp off the wall, tossing the spheres inside to Everest, and was about to thrust it in between the armor when three metal pieces- Python has heard them called "bullets"- hit the dark flesh.

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On 9/30/2020 at 1:11 PM, Kings_way said:

The chair hit, clearly damaging the knight. Strangely, it's armor seemed to be regrowing, but Python clearly saw strange, dark flesh beneath. Python pulled a lamp off the wall, tossing the spheres inside to Everest, and was about to thrust it in between the armor when three metal pieces- Python has heard them called "bullets"- hit the dark flesh.

 

On 9/30/2020 at 0:56 PM, Negative_Null said:

A few shots rang out and three bullets lodged themselves in the Executor's flesh, finding their way through the larger cracks.

“Thanks!” Everest said as the thing tossed her some spheres. The bullets hit the larger creature as the smalller creatures seemed to be dying. Thank the god beyond for that training that Mother gave me. Everest threw a couple more knives at the creatures, trying to aim as best she could. Two of them hit one unlucky one and another hit the ground next to one. She shook her head, moving on. The person in the middle seemed the biggest threat, so they should probably take care of that one first, if they even could. 

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The bullets impacted the Executor, black blood flying into the air, and its movements slowed, though it still seemed to be alive, the armour having nearly repaired again. Another Barghest died to the knives, and the one that was missed tried to scramble back, but can't manage to find any purchase against the slick floor.

The Executor notices something there though, and small spikes start growing from its hands and feet. It slams the right hand into the wall, spikes giving it more purchase, and slowly starts standing up.

Outside, the remaining Executor and Barghests are getting ready to enter. Originally waiting to catch anyone trying to escape, it was rather clear nobody would need to escape the way things were going right now.

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How long until the Abrasion vanishes?

 

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30 minutes ago, kenod said:

The bullets impacted the Executor, black blood flying into the air, and its movements slowed, though it still seemed to be alive, the armour having nearly repaired again. Another Barghest died to the knives, and the one that was missed tried to scramble back, but can't manage to find any purchase against the slick floor.

The Executor notices something there though, and small spikes start growing from its hands and feet. It slams the right hand into the wall, spikes giving it more purchase, and slowly starts standing up.

Outside, the remaining Executor and Barghests are getting ready to enter. Originally waiting to catch anyone trying to escape, it was rather clear nobody would need to escape the way things were going right now.

 

Stars, these things were smart, and shrugged off shots like they were nothing. Some of Alvyer's fear had left him, and now he was intrigued by these strange monsters.

Studying them would have to wait though.

Alvyer braced himself against a wall and shoved, sending him skidding across the weirdly slick room into a large table. Bracing himself against a wall, he starts pushing the table towards the Executor. Even though he doesn't have augmented strength like a Pewterarm, the lack of friction on the floor should allow him to move the table fast enough to do some damage once it hits.

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the abrasion vanishes when the three marks of stormlight Everest has run out.

"Aln." Everest said as she went over to her desk "We need to run. This is important."

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On 10/2/2020 at 3:30 PM, elturT said:

"Aln." Everest said as she went over to her desk "We need to run. This is important."

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Out of the corner of her eye, Aln saw a shape move around the desk. Immediately she flicked the flashlight to its highest setting, aiming it at the creature's face. The words in the air around it revealed her mistake, and she lowered the beam of light. Behind Everest, she could now see pieces of the battle - and pieces of the wreckage that her library was fast becoming. If she ran, it would mean abandoning her guild, her life's work. What else would she have?

"Your library isn't everything," came Pel's voice, sounding concerned. "What about your friends? Torenat?" 

For a moment two sets of memories clashed within her head.  Finally, painfully, she nodded. Running could also aid in revealing the purpose of this attack, she thought, trying to justify her decision. If they pursue us, that means that we're the targets, not the guild. Still, as she signalled her affirmative to Everest and began to sprint toward the rear door, she couldn't help but feel a coward. 

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On 10/4/2020 at 6:33 AM, Rushu42 said:

. Still, as she signalled her affirmative to Everest and began to sprint toward the rear door, she couldn't help but feel a coward. 

 

On 10/2/2020 at 7:56 AM, Negative_Null said:

Stars, these things were smart, and shrugged off shots like they were nothing. Some of Alvyer's fear had left him, and now he was intrigued by these strange monsters.

Studying them would have to wait though.

Alvyer braced himself against a wall and shoved, sending him skidding across the weirdly slick room into a large table. Bracing himself against a wall, he starts pushing the table towards the Executor. Even though he doesn't have augmented strength like a Pewterarm, the lack of friction on the floor should allow him to move the table fast enough to do some damage once it hits.

Alvyer let go of the table, letting it fly towards the armored figure, then saw one of the humans run in the opposite direction. Finally one of them was thinking rationally. He followed best he could on the slippery floor

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The Executor saw another table coming, but this time they were ready. It's feet spiked into the ground they took a stance, and just before the table hit them they let loose a fierce punch, splitting the table in two and letting large splinters fly out. It stumbled slightly, but started walking forwards again, ignoring the woman who ran away.

When Aylitha noticed the running woman she mentally frowned though, the whole mess becoming more complicated by the minute. Originally she was the main target, the others just distractions, but now that she had told them what she thought was going on she needed to get them too.

Finally she made a decision. The woman hadn't shown any combat abilities, and Executors would have trouble keeping up with her. She exerted her influence at the other creatures, those still waiting outside. The Barghests would follow her, the remaining Executor would head in to support those still in the building.

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On 10/10/2020 at 7:26 AM, kenod said:

Finally she made a decision. The woman hadn't shown any combat abilities, and Executors would have trouble keeping up with her. She exerted her influence at the other creatures, those still waiting outside. The Barghests would follow her, the remaining Executor would head in to support those still in the building.

A small shape flips through the air, clattering to a halt right behind the Executor.

The resulting explosion shreds the Barghests in a storm of shrapnel, leaving them scattered and bleeding. The Executor merely stumbles, barely scratched by the frag grenade. Bother.

Brother Lepidus steps from the shadows and carefully lines up his shot, pulls the trigger. His bolter roars. The first round strikes a bleeding Barghest in the head, reducing it to a bloody smear on the ground. The second is a gut wound that excavates the contents of a Barghest's stomach. The third, a clean hit that cores out another's chest.

All of this has taken place in the span of less than a second. By now, the crazed beasts are beginning to orient themselves away from the fools inside the library and toward Lepidus. Which was just fine by him. He'd make them all bleed, one by one, until his vengeance was satisfied.

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Um, did he attack the ones inside the library or those outside?

 

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Just now, kenod said:

Um, did he attack the ones inside the library or those outside?

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Outside. Sorry if that wasn't clear.

 

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Does the Crusade actually exist in this timeline? Because if it doesn't Aylitha will probably jump to more... extreme responses.

Edit: Extreme as in having the Executor try to kill him, not Aylitha assuming control and going full-on eldritch abomination.

 

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2 minutes ago, kenod said:

Does the Crusade actually exist in this timeline? Because if it doesn't Aylitha will probably jump to more... extreme responses.

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Oh, absolutely not. Ol' Lepidus has zero right to be here. This situation absolutely warrants bringing out the DA's big guns.

 

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Aylitha cursed when the grenade suddenly arrived, then simply looked in shock as the Executor turned around and she saw what she was dealing with. Armour and weapons she had never seen before, even with the constant surveillance she held the city under. Except, she did recognize them, even when she had never seen them. Black Crusade, the words appeared in her mind. An organisation that had never existed, not in this world. If she knew about them, then that meant... The old world? She thought, that should be impossible... Yet the evidence was right before her eyes, and she'd be a failure as a scientist if she simply ignored that. For a second she thought about capturing him, but discarded that idea immediately. No matter how much information he might be able to provide, this was simply too dangerous. Instead, she simply sent a single command: Kill him!

The Executor turned towards the newcomer, while the Executor and Barghests inside stopped looking at their enemies, and instead focussed on the the backdoor, starting to walk towards it.

The Executor outside raised both hands, a large bone-white halberd appearing, and charged forwards to the newcomer.

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Deep in her domain an avatar of Aylitha entered the room Karin and Hazel were sitting around, apparently playing a game of cards. "We have an immediate situation," she said. "I've prepared the information for transfer, Hazel. Karin, you'll be the only one going, this opponent is too dangerous." She send a look at Hazel, quelling all complaints. After all, Hazel was more important, and Karin could be given a new body.

"Have a talk with him first," she told Karin, who went stone-faced when she got the information from Hazel. "Determine the full risk." Karin nodded, and stood up, walking towards one of the alleys.

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The big one charges Lepidus, a weapon sprouting from its hands. At this point, other warriors would have dropped their gun and met the beast head on, steel against bone. Some would have done it out a misguided sense of honor, or an idiotic love of combat. Others would have given in to their bloodlust, or even darker desires.

Lepidus, battle-brother of the Dark Angels Chapter, shot the Executor in the chest. When it staggers, armor momentarily broken, he shot it again. He hammers the Executor with three-round bursts of fire, pounding away at its exposed innards. The thing drops to its knees, its chest utterly destroyed, and he finishes it off with a bolt to the head.

Unfortunately, that gives the Barghests enough cover to close the distance. Lepidus throws the bolter aside just as the first one leaps, and pulls out his knife.

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Everest ran, throwing more knives at the barghests. She turned off the fabrial, hoping it would be easier for people to run. If only she could touch the shoes of the Executor, then she could make it slick. She shook her head, running with Everest in her boots. Something was happening outside the building, though she didn't pay much attention to it. She slicked the area immediately around her, activating her light-line and pulling herself to the end of the hallway. She looked around, scouting for danger.

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The fourth Barghest died to Everest's knives, and the remaining Barghest and the Executor started running, though not towards Everest. Instead they seemed to headed towards one of the windows, a large 2 meter sword appearing in the Executor's hands.

Outside the second Executor fell to the ground, the armour still trying to repair for a few seconds before crumbling, revealing the tar-like distorted body beneath. The two Barghests jumped at the man, aiming for his neck, but it was already clear they'd fail. The warrior was clearly experienced, and it wouldn't be hard to use that armour to protect his vulnerable neck. At which point it was it would have been check mate for the Barghests.

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With the slickness finally gone, the man scrambled to he feet, murmuring "Took long enough..." And began to follow Everest down the corridor.

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On 10/13/2020 at 5:53 PM, kenod said:

The fourth Barghest died to Everest's knives, and the remaining Barghest and the Executor started running, though not towards Everest. Instead they seemed to headed towards one of the windows, a large 2 meter sword appearing in the Executor's hands.

Outside the second Executor fell to the ground, the armour still trying to repair for a few seconds before crumbling, revealing the tar-like distorted body beneath. The two Barghests jumped at the man, aiming for his neck, but it was already clear they'd fail. The warrior was clearly experienced, and it wouldn't be hard to use that armour to protect his vulnerable neck. At which point it was it would have been check mate for the Barghests.

Lepidus slams his fist into the first Barghest mid-air, pulverizing its head into mushy tar. The other one rakes its claw across his helm, actually managing to damage the ceramite casing. He grunts, warning runes flashing across his vision. Lepidus swings his blade down, but the beast dodges behind him, a scream like rattling chains coming from its maw. 

He shifts his footing, turning to face the thing, and draws his sidearm. Before the Barghest can dodge, he's put a bolt round into its head. When it collapses, he walks over and crushes its chest beneath his boot, just to be sure.

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Alvyer grabs the book he was reading before all this happens and runs after the crazy humans. Hopefully they're looking for a way out

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Python followed the group. Some off them seemed like they might need protection, and It doubted they were out of danger. It grabbed a table and covered the entrance to the hallway, though it doubted it would hold the attackers off for long, then propelled itself down the hallway using lamp brackets. Do you have a specific place in mind, or are you just running away? It asked, broadcasting the thought to everyone in the group.

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28 minutes ago, Kings_way said:

Python followed the group. Some off them seemed like they might need protection, and It doubted they were out of danger. It grabbed a table and covered the entrance to the hallway, though it doubted it would hold the attackers off for long, then propelled itself down the hallway using lamp brackets. Do you have a specific place in mind, or are you just running away? It asked, broadcasting the thought to everyone in the group.

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"Umm... the court yard? All knows this place better than I do, but I think this hallway leads to a courtyard. Maybe we could get out there, losing the creatures trail?" She thought for a moment, trying to figure out where they should go. She knew nothing about these creatures, though maybe Alanis did. She continued sliding down the hall, going slightly faster then the rest of the group. She reached up into one of the lamps, plucking the sphere of the top and putting it into her fabrial. "can we create a blockade of some sort?" The man with the guns seemed to be able to create force fields, though she wasn't sure how much help they would be against the Executor. 

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1 hour ago, Kings_way said:

Python followed the group. Some off them seemed like they might need protection, and It doubted they were out of danger. It grabbed a table and covered the entrance to the hallway, though it doubted it would hold the attackers off for long, then propelled itself down the hallway using lamp brackets. Do you have a specific place in mind, or are you just running away? It asked, broadcasting the thought to everyone in the group.

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And the rope was a cytonic. This day was getting weirder and weirder. "I don't think a blockade will do much to slow it, human."

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