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« Reply #1700 on: June 07, 2009, 10:07:30 pm »

Vortex had gone back to the "headquarters"of the Guardians to explain in detail what had happend at the school.

He was in the process of cleaning his revolver when a messenger ran into his office and handed him a letter.Vortex opened it and quickly read through it,it basically said that there was a large disruption in the aether and a death caused by it.

After preparing himself and his clothes and weapons he teleported to the saferoom Trip was in.

"Ah its just you..wheres the danger at?"He asked Trip mockingly."On a more serious note are you the one who caused the disruption?"

Gloria I have just arrived at the safe room,I would like for you to come see me,you can leave Esmond there to monitor the situation.I need you to tell me what exactly happened,because as you know the Guardians are never clear about the situations and they werent clear on that.
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« Reply #1701 on: June 07, 2009, 11:13:13 pm »

"Vortex." said Gloria and she was gone.

"Greetings, Vortex, Sir." she said. "I'm sorry about using the safe room to keep him, but I felt there was little other choice. He endangered the rest of the crew that are on this mission by openly killing a contestant in the arena. But what's more important is that he is using near magic levels of technology, with far more destructive capabilities than I believe the fabric of this realm can hold. I'm also concerned such blatant abuses of power would be noticable to any Aether Demons in the area. I moved him here to protect Londonium. I believe you have final council on this matter."
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« Reply #1702 on: June 08, 2009, 05:07:19 am »

Her neck still throbbed from where they shocked her in to submission and she had an odd metallic taste in her mouth that would not go away. "This is completely not fair I didn't even have any alcohol and I have a hangover." Emma muttered to herself and then turned to the newcomer.  "This is by far the most odd introduction I have ever been a part of but welcome Doctor Hastings.  My partner was blasted in to fragmented state by a powerful creature and I am trying to make him whole again, unforunatly I think the fragment of him is back in the heart of the Colosseum.  I won't ask you to join us with such limited information but we could use some help in exchange for taking you where ever you wish to go."  She frowned at Cain.  "What did Trip do this time?'  There was a little worry that kept growing in the back of her head, a worry that wondered if Captain Black hadn't started out the same way. Emma wished she had George to confer with about this.

Helena felt herself lucky not to be tossed out with Trip instead she got to fight a German that nearly disarmed her because she was laughing so hard at a rather dirty pun he made and a man the reminded her of her grandfather and packed one hell of a punch.  Finally it was down to the last two matches.  "Match thirty  The Proteus verses The St George." The announcer screamed.  Helena smiled even tho she loved Sigmund she wasn't going to back down from this fight.
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« Reply #1703 on: June 08, 2009, 05:42:58 am »

"I'm fully willing to help where needed. I've not been home in so long, you have no idea how bad it is. But before we head out, I must reload, and some of you may wish to arm yourselves. Just one second" He said, pulling out a smallish whistle.
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Blowing into it for a short bit, a small balloon floated over head. Taking out a dart with a thread attached, he loaded it into the fire umbrella and shot it up at the balloon. Pulling it down, he deflated the balloon, (which was, of course, an umbrella) and detached the suitcase from the bottom. Upon opening, the doctor beamed at his prized collection, of, umbrellas. There were 5 in the case right now, and slots for three more. "feel free to arm yourself if you wish, the silver one is bullet and ray proof, the beige one is a glider, the red one, another launcher, like this one" brandishing the fire umbrella. " The maroon one is another sword, the white one a crossbow, which is unlike the red ones as it fires arrows, not bombs and darts. And the black one, Do NOT touch the black one." that said, The doctor took a handful of shot, and stuffed it in a belt pouch.
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« Reply #1704 on: June 08, 2009, 06:37:25 am »

"He murdered someone in the ring, willingly I might add." Cain hated recoutning the event, it was like having to replay the grim spectacle in his mind.
"He gave no mercy, in a tournament in which no one was to die." His voice was posioned with contempt for the inventor, he folded his arms, thanking god Angel had been preoccupied with the man selling sausages to notice. He did not want her witnessing such a terrible act.

The Saint george clomped onto the sandy ring, shining steel plates reflecting the sun.
"Hey Helena, don't think that because I love you more than the very water i breathe and the blood which floweth through my veins, that I'll let you walk away on this one without a fight."
His front legs kicked up dust, awaiting her move.
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« Reply #1705 on: June 08, 2009, 06:53:37 am »

 " Dreyfuss  rummaged in his possibles bag, and came up with his flask of nigh-undrinkable, incredibly-inflammable liquor that he always seemed to have somewhere about his person, just about when it was needed.

"I know the kind of stuff I keep in this thing is infamous, but try a tiny gulp of it, Miss Emma," Dreyfuss said, pouring a a smidgen out into the cap. and handed it to her. "that much'll make your throat burn a bit, but it'll also take off some of the edge of the soreness, and probably will help with the headache, too." He handed her his gourd bottle next, taking back the cap of his flask "and have some water to wash the worst of it down."

"Trip was arrested and was being escorted to the lockup, Emma, when he teleported out of custody. Oh, thanks, ma'am," he said as she handed back the water bottle, and he slung it back across his shoulders. "I don't know where he is now, but I  overheard several people talking about seeing a pair of young people, perhaps newlyweds, suddenly appearing at the very top of the stands, and then *poof!* disappearing. That sounds to me like that Esmond fellow and Miss Gloria getting involved. They may have Trip secreted someplace out of harm's way."

"I must confess I got a little over-enthused myself, and flamed over and defeated my opponent with the white fire and some rather unorthodox tactics. These wings make lots of things possible, let's say... Anyway, I was disqualified but impressed the emperor enough  to get a medal and an escort out of the arena with my things and my person intact. You can probably remember how that turned out."
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« Reply #1706 on: June 08, 2009, 07:19:42 am »

Trip sighed; he had long sense finished repairing his teleporter but he had remained to see what would happen. He looked at Vortex "I don’t see why you think you have power over me, you may regulate dimensional travel, that’s all fine and dandy. But I regulate time travel, Me and my colleges at the Time Between Times Have saved the universe many times ourselves, Preventing accidental time travelers from creating paradoxes and then there is the  mad scientists from the far future who try to gain control of time and re-write history. I prevent this from happening." Vortex began to speak but trip held up his hand "wait, I’m not done yet. Don’t worry I will be soon. First id like you to know that if my weapon caused damage to the structure of space, I do understand the dangers and will of course distroy the weapon immediately, second I used the Ganske 5, that’s the gun, many times in what I call the prime reality, that is, the one I am native to...mmmm I suppose that is egotistic, but hey we call this planet "earth" that’s rather egotistic as well I mean every planet has dirt, and therefore earth, on it...uh what was I saying?"  
"The Prime reality"  
"Ah yes yes, I have used that gun many times and have never been approached by anyone about it damaging the fabric of reality...”
He looked at Gloria "Yes I killed someone with it, He wasn't the first person I have killed and sadly I doubt he will be the last, this is a violent world we live in no-matter what the dimension, even the so called utopias all have a dark side to them. No this doesn’t justify a pointless death but if it could have been avoided do you not think I would have?I did not kill him out malice, no, i killed him to survive, as humanity always has, That man Had he been given the chanse would have killed me just as quickly, and in fact he was trying to, if he had conected with his sword or with a ram after my armor was damaged i would have died. Now it is True that I once to was a blood thirsty young man,seeking to deal death were non was needed, i was also involved in many activits that were not totaly legal, but as Emma will attest that this is no longer the case.
I notice you seem rather...prejudice against technology; your dismay at a piece of technology producing near magic levels of power is a rather good example of this. Why is it you have such a distaste for technology? Not everyone can do magic or even has a desire to do it; personally I prefer bending the rules of physics with science and reason. Everything I do can be explained through mathematic calculations and chemical reaction. Magic follows no such rules; it is an untamed beast that people try to harness and use. Why should I do such a thing even if I could? I have a mount that has proven itself in battle time and time again." Trip had stood and was passing while he spoke, now that he finished he sat down once more to hear their answers to his questions and to see their response to his rather drwn out speech
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« Reply #1707 on: June 08, 2009, 02:37:42 pm »

Angel had not been paying much attention to what Dreyfuss and Cain had been saying until the very end because she had been playing peek a boo with Cleo and wondering where she could get pretty pants with jingles on them like Nadya lady's.  "So Trip did something bad and got put in the corner to think about what he did? He should say sorry and then he can come back." Angel had a very odd idea how jail worked.

Emma smiled.  "Yes I am sure he will come back soon but we should try and find George in the mean time so we can all go home."

If a suit of armor could grin the Proteus would be.  Helena ran at Sigmund hoping to get around and land a few blows on his back but he spun and struck out at her. She blocked the hind legs but the head connected knocking her sideways and she fell under him.  "Stronger." She whispered activating one of the boost tags on the Proteus and she lunged up from below with a tremendous force knocking the St George on its back and letting her land a few blows on the head of her opponent.
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« Reply #1708 on: June 08, 2009, 04:48:41 pm »

"Well, as to that, Miss Emma, would we have materials on th e boheme that I could use to make a portable ASA? might make it easier to narrow the field," Dreyfuss asked. "Of course, I could also contact Jock and see if the Saint Elmo is able to assist."
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« Reply #1709 on: June 08, 2009, 05:06:06 pm »

Sigmund quickly righted himself, a sneer crossing his face beneath the helmet. He held his shield out, opening fire onto the prodeus' legs, the rounded shells of the gun slammed into the steel shell of the machine, denting and warping her armor plating and some of the workings within.
The saint George charged the proteus, lances extended. The proteus dodged fluidly, though the attack was enough to distract her from the swinging of the Saint George's sheild into her left arm, causing sparks to fly from the joint.

"That's not exactly how it works, Angel." Cain said solemnly. "Trip did something really bad. You know how the machine battles are really just for fun? Well Trip sort of killed a contestant. Now he's in jail for murder. They put him there to make sure he never does it again."
Cain still spoke of the encounter with the slightest hint of ill will towards the murderous Trip.
"Though in my opinion, he deserves it."

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« Reply #1710 on: June 08, 2009, 05:32:53 pm »

"Well, I've never encountered beings like messrs Vortex or Esmond," Dreyfuss said, "or Lady Gloria, except for maybe Mahon (and I'm still not sure he's one of them), but it seems to me that Trip might have stepped  a bit far beyond the bounds for them to just let him go; I mean, that really was one heck of a lot of aether he poured into that shot; I actually felt sort of greasy-sick right after he let it off."
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« Reply #1711 on: June 08, 2009, 10:48:51 pm »

"But if he says he is sorry and promises won't do it again then they will let him go right?" Angel asked looking upset. 

Emma hugged her with a sad smile. "Don't worry Angel I am sure he will be back soon. Now why don't we go find George before he gets lonely."

Angel brightened right up. "I think I know where he is Emma lady!  I heard his song coming from one of those metal fighting things."

Emma smiled for Angel but inside she was hoping that Trip had not killed a fragment of George and wondering what she would do if he had. "Could you tell me which one?"

"Yup it was the one with wings like me."  She sounded so very proud to be able to help.

Emma sighed it would have to be the strongest looking one there.  "Allright then lets find a way we can get back in there without being taken prisoner again."


"Stronger. Stronger" Helena urged The Proteus. Two more tags were activated but it was starting to take a toll on her.  She pushed back against the St George  causing it to lose footing and allow her to knock one of the lances across the ring.  With it gone she dared to get much closer and land a series of heavy blows to the armor"s side.
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« Reply #1712 on: June 08, 2009, 11:10:10 pm »

"If Dreyf can think of where the machines are kept, I can displace us all back inside and back out again before they could possibly know we've come back," Nadya said. everybody join hands..."
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« Reply #1713 on: June 08, 2009, 11:36:19 pm »

Sigmund was sent reeling backward by her blows, chipping off hunks of steel from the saint george's sheild and remaining lance.
The proteus began to close in, exactly what sigmund wanted. He let the plates of his shield part, and let the spray of rounded shells unload into the proteus' weakened arm. The dented extremetie flew off the hinges of its shoulder, urging roaring cheers from the crowd. The heated battle had caused the emporer himself to stand up, waving his arms as he cheered for more sparks to fly, more steel to clash.

"Sorry Angel, but I don't think Jails work that way." Cain said solemnly, feeling rather sad for Angel, until that was that she stated her recalling of George's location.
"It was that Icarus construct? I think its still in the arena! Me and Angel aren't in any real trouble with the authority, we could see if we could find him."
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« Reply #1714 on: June 08, 2009, 11:51:57 pm »

"That could work but the most important thing it to not make anymore trouble for ourselves. Helena and Sigmund are out in the open and very vulnerable to arrest or attack if we give them reason to do so."  Emma did not want any more war like attention on them especially dear Angel.  "I don't think Nadya is under suspicion either so she could accompany you and if there is any trouble she could get you back here safely." She hugged Angel and Cain. "Please be careful."

Helena let out a growl of frustration but then broke in to a grin. Helena darted forward dangerously close to the shield gun. He knew she was up to something but could not resist such a tempting target and opened fire.  She pulled the arm completely out of the socket and used it to wedge the shield open in one smooth extension of the still functioning arm, blocking the firing ports.

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« Reply #1715 on: June 09, 2009, 02:49:00 am »

Nadya put a hand on each of their shoulders, concentrated, and then as quick as a mischievous thought they were at their destination. "Ok, you two, she said, let's get to it." and followed them in order to keep watch.
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« Reply #1716 on: June 09, 2009, 03:28:02 am »

They walked quietly to where the suits that were not in use were repaired and refueled between matches. Somewhere near crowds were cheering but it was quiet here.  The Icarus was alone it's pilot watching the competition. "George are you in there?"  Angel asked knocking on it's shiny metal shell.  The song was so very near bit it seemed odd in a way she couldn't place.  "Emma has been looking all over for you."  As she moved around to the back the song grew stronger but developed a double harmony. 

As she retched for a strange bit of glowing crystal embedded in the back of the beast a hand stopped hers.  Angel found herself looking in to the face of a masked construct. "Who are you and why shouldn't I call the guards to tell them you were tampering with the tournament?"
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« Reply #1717 on: June 09, 2009, 04:18:31 am »

Nadya pulled her whitefire pistol and snuck up behind the construct with the mask on, pressing the barrel to its head. The construct noticeably froze.
"Because if you do n't let go of my friend I'll fill your hea dwith whitefire? does that sound like a good reason?" Nadya hissed. "now, just let her go, goood, now, sit down over there and relax. very good" she said, as the construct did as she bid.

"lets hurry it up, guys, there's bound to be more of these guys around here." Nadya said, misleadingly cooly.
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« Reply #1718 on: June 09, 2009, 04:45:25 am »

The construct looked at them with a solid stoic face but there was bitterness and sarcasm in his words. "Even if you do kill me, you won't stop Emon. Ever since the very beginning people bullied my child but Emon didn't let their cries of slave child and street trash did nothing but spurn Emon's inventing.  Emon is brilliant, even if you elite scum manage to kill me and ruin our chances in this tournament Emon will find a way to overcome this."

Angel knew something was wrong.  "Nadya lady don't hurt him. I think he is George but the bit robot thing is George too."  She frowned wondering how he could be two things at once.
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« Reply #1719 on: June 09, 2009, 05:01:59 am »

Well, thats just great, Nadya thought, now we have two Georges, and one big, fat problem. "O-kay, Angel," Nadya said, "so...what do we do with 'em?"
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« Reply #1720 on: June 09, 2009, 05:15:56 am »

Angel tapped her foot for a moment and whispered in Nadya's ear. "What if we kid-napped him and took him to Emma Lady? We would be real nice and not hurt him or anything.  But if we did that would I have to go to jail like Trip?"
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« Reply #1721 on: June 09, 2009, 05:17:36 am »

as he and the others waited unde rthe boxwood tree, dreyfuss began to get a series of mpressions from Nadya, as if she were thinking so hard about something that it literally broadcast itself across the rapport link."Emma, we seem to have a problem," he said, "Nadya seems to be thiinking so hard about it that she's broadcasting it like an aetherphone." Again, he thought. "Seems George is in two of the machines; the construct, and the armor as well..."

Nadya answered Angel, "Ummm...not if they didnt catch us," she said, her face lighting up with a particularly cute, impish grin. bothgirls giggled. "Let's get the other one into the locket, and then we'll take tall, dark, and steely, here to Emma."

Ooooohhhhh DREEeeeeyyyffff, she sent, with a singsong effect in it, We're coming back with a pAAaaassengerrrrr. hold your whiiiiitefiiiiire ready...
Cain just sort of looked on, with a worried expression, as he and angel put their hands on both nadyas shoulderws and those of the construct...

"Oh, boy, thats just great," Dreyfuss said, pulkling out the whitefire pistol again and calling up a healthy dollop of anger to power it," Miss Emma, get that heat gun out and turn it to maximujm, Nadya and Angel and Cain are coming back with the construct. Apparently he's putting up some resistance..."

There was a slight Whoosh and a pop, and there were lall three. Dreyfuss stuck his whitefire pistol in the things face at about the same time Nadya put hers against the thing's midsection, where she remembered Helena telling her the processing core was usually located.
HOLD it, Dreyfuss said, in a very dangerous growl...

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« Reply #1722 on: June 09, 2009, 05:40:33 am »

Emma bit the back of her thumb thinking. "I guess we need to find out if we are dealing with two different fragments or a conjoined one. If it is conjoined we are going to have an easier time than if it is two separate ones working together."
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« Reply #1723 on: June 09, 2009, 05:45:25 am »

"Listen up, fellow," Dreyfuss said. "is your spirit joined with that of the other machine? or are you two separate spirits?"
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« Reply #1724 on: June 09, 2009, 05:57:14 am »

The construct sounded lost and it did not take its eyes from Emma. "I split my core in half to give Emon the power the Icarus needs.  You do not look like a high born lady why do you want to destroy Emon's chances of living a better life."

Emma looked hurt as she readied the locket.  "I am not I just want my partner back and your core is made of him."

When Angel realised what Emma was doing she burst in to tears.  "Don't kill him!  He isn't bad I promise. He is just helping his friend so people won't be mean to them any more."
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