Vlad has 24 from now to get a post up or their claim is forfeit. This must be declared by the opposing forces in OS Chat to be valid.
A reminder of the rules are below:
- They will be 2v2, max. (When you begin your claim, you must name your +1. Any challengers must also name their +1 in their sneak post) - They are No Kill/Steal (if you lose, your character will be overrun by enemy forces, and you'll have to escape the planet. This doesn't require anything special from you, its just an IC excuse to end the battle) - Win Conditions: When the average damage of a side in battle reaches 50%, that side loses. If the battle reaches the end of Round 3 (standard 3 posts each per round), then the Fallen Forces lose. - Everyone will receive 4 actions per post (there is no speed action/tactician/etc). Stuns/DZ/similar techs will still work. - There is no healing of any kind. (There may be exceptions, but we'll tell you when the time comes) - Each combatant may bring in 3 prepped items. - Finishers are unusable. - In the interest of keeping this phase moving along, the 24 and 48 hour rules WILL be in affect. - Anyone that loses a battle must heal for 7 days before they may participate further.
Vlad passed over the body frowning unfortunate it came to that.
Vlad fulfilled his stated goals the fallen portal was smashed to pieces, the planet coordinator and his staff were dead. Only one camp remained for the victory to be total, a camp that would not survive the hour Victory was inevitable and immanent.
Fate however seemed to have a desire to stick a big stick in the spokes of the motor bike Vlad pressed on. But a big ship was detected seems the boss managed to phone in backup and the power Vlad was detecting he had a heavier hitter to deal with not one of those aspiring soldiers. The demonic presence that wrapped around him like a robe great power taking in malevolent energies. A clear powerful demonic force detectable even in space above. Vlad ordered his soldiers to focus on evacuating the population to Avalon so at least the volume of victims to the savagery of demons under the fallen would be as low as possible.
He then integrated his sun stone system he would need to hit hard and hit fast he checked the system in his arms and the faithless buster. It had a charge ready. If he could cleave the approaching head reinforcement's arm off the handicap of making the mightier foe minus an arm could be enough to make the fight go in his favor he was bringing a laser scalpel to a grenade fight it would seem, power like he was detecting had little reason to not just get in wreck get out and the faction this force was working for was not much of the reluctant to savagery he felt a mentality that was quite far from against making the weaker kneel to them won broken knees if need be. The telekinetic field was just a will to fight and dominate.
Vlad let the apex of his body functionality come out this was not a foe he could face without doing such to try and keep up with.
The cores and reactors flared up, the system combat tune up sprung to life every crisis system inhibitor was released and his systems pulsed with renewed performance levels as the powers of his cores overhauled his output and overclocked his systems to their peak performance.
The firmware overhauling of all previous upgrades being joined and magnified to the highest clean no power drainage available to him.
<ok that is stage one. Being an android I dont give off a presence to my presence that could be picked up by anything less then a high end scouter. Removing visuals of myself will also aid in how I can handle this, Sun-stone shard dont fail me this day>.
His scanners identify a figure was landing a tall one comparable to the androids unrestrained 8ft the android perched sniper in a bunker that the fallen put in front of the temple the demon leader posed in. he waited drawing up 3 fingers as he raised an arm with the faithless claws deployed and ready pulsing with power 2 he lowered a finger as he let a desperate surge of power quickly charging energy into the claws at a narrow beam slit 1 he stepped in the cover of darkness in the back of the bunker and prepped his arm to swing a beam as thin as atoms yet sharp as any blade recorded in galactic history. Pulsing with power well in excess of 450,000 spread on a line fine as atoms in all probability if this foe took the blow the guard would need to meet the cleaving blow at the same atoms thin line to not have thje arm cut deep into rendering unsuited for combat if not removed entire.
But first he let his other arm transform into a buster as he channeled power to it as well he would have no better time then now to hit this reinforcement with every thing he had <show time> he pointed the buster out of the bunker <charge shot code hell flash> he shot out a large sphere that would explode at its preset travel distance
it was not immediately clear what condition the foe was in after the explosion but he had to use the temporary momentum of overcharging himself now.
With speed doubling what he had available to him he soured in close closing the distance with power fly further accelerating his approach “welcome to the liberation of Kanassa!” he swept past him before whipping back firing the atomic thin beam to cut deeply into his right shoulder and arm looking to take it out of the fight mere feet from his enemy and seeming as tho he made a mere gesture with his arm as a sort of 'bring it' sign it would be quite a staple of his soldier be prepared for anything training if he could see the danger in time to react to it
this was going to be a test to see if he could handle this but he figured this tactic was about as solid a one as the situation allowed. Attempt an ambush with an overcharge shot and use the speed offered by overcharging his system to close the distance rapidly before unleashing an attack to potentially disable or hinder a limb of the stronger adversary. At a distance where dodge would only be less possible point blank
<that was my opening act lets see yours big guy.>
set up fluf order troops to gather all civilians they can for potential evacuation
1 firmware upgrade +2,500, +65% all stats, +2% to speed
2 power up to full power
3 hell flash doubling str and speed 2% ki use
4 power fly and Daichiretsuzan faithless claws 0.3%
2.3% out of 100% ki lost
firmware upgrade +2,500, +65% all stats, +2% to speed
CC superior plated armor sleeve -14% damage in its own with jacket 17% double weavedmithrilCC jacket +1,300 toughness in battle +40 vit training double weaved mythril +4,000 to toughness in battle
claws of faithless w/Comet shatterer Increases damage done by physical and hybrid attacks by 10%. When wearing these gauntlets, you may use Daichiretsuzan once per battle at no ki cost, regardless of alignment. . used to block 1 sword attack level 2 or below per battle. Also increases toughness by +200 in battle.
interlock allows the linking of gloves and gauntlet.
icicleglove Amplify training by +5 toughness. Decreases actions opponent may perform in their first post by 1. Increases physical attack and energy attack damage by +2%
Gigas boot Amplifies training by +15 vitality. leg interlock Allows you to wear a set of boots and a set of greaves together on the legs. paladin greaves Adds +500 toughness and +500 vitality in battle or +3% each of these stats
Head: focusing lens +1 bionic punisher and eye beams Accessory: recovery node to lvl 2 when freely activated will prevent a crit effect or stun effect used against the user after 4 user posts re-activates and protects against the next 1 use per battle heals 10% health 20%ki
Accessory: dragon amulet +4 training all stats X sphere of toughness +12 toughness training
Accessory: CC scientist belt +50 int battle and 2 int weekly
Fundamentals: Energy blast (lv2) (lv2) one finger blast eye beam mouth blast deflect dynamite kick power fly energy dan kiai Mesposo blast punch power blast beam ball Aura shot boar attack
Advanced: (atomic blast), photon flash, ice blast, (tri beam) Kiaiho,hypnosis dirty fireworks, heat dome, rock crusher, Renzoku Energy Dan,negative arrows
Power Ups: Power Up energy charger Shiyoken Aura
Finishers: blast shell Neo tri beam
passives- Adventurer lv2 Pupil lv2 pure power lv2 encyclopedic knowledge lv2 tactician lv2
Stance: Zekmant Stance.
Specials: bio scanner Hikou, Built In Scouter MK2 interlocked eye shild (I also got a bio scanner to it a while back that was in the inventory) , Ki Disruptor, Ki Cannons (Hell Flash) Ocular Enhancements (bionic punisher) Telepathy, inscription (lv1,lv2) Dimensional battling abilities upgrade (absorption) red crystal (energy Kyushu) weapon upgrade (rocket punch used memory chip to erase self destruct) motion detector, fisticuffs, focused anger, resilience, Super Buff Up, Improved Speed Teleport,telekinesis, telepathic link Resilience, martial arts database Hustle Slippery Mind entrepreneur Telepathic Mastery Advanced Fisticuffs Instant transmission Transformations: next gen, 2.0 enhancements, Firmware Upgrade.
Recoome sat back in his high-backed leather chair aboard the Polaris, just having left the atmosphere of the gas giant. He had left his comrade behind to hold the fort in his absence - Pain was a valuable asset, and one that Recoome trusted to fortify and maintain any position that he had given him. In this case, it was to be Ippen.
But his was not a path of relaxation - far from it. Reports had come from the other end of the galaxy of an invasion on one of the planets that the Fallen had taken control of, a planet known as Kanassa. It was a vassal of the Planet Trade Organisation, and Frost had waxed lyrical about the supposed powers of the inhabitants. Because of this the Fallen had been peaceful in their acquisitions - as peaceful as they ever were. The ceding of control from the Planet Trade Organisation had been smooth, as any bureaucratic body is, but now it seemed that somebody wanted to upset the peaceful running of things.
And Recoome would not stand for that.
The bridge around him was hectic, but the behemoth sat peacefully. He cleared his throat once, and the bridge fell into their positions - they knew the drill. ”Be ready for battle,” he said, lacking any of his signature embellishments. This was war, and any second spent quipping was a second wasted.
He exerted his ki around him, enveloping the entirety of the aircraft under his power. With a grunt he pulsed his energy, forcing the ship to disappear from where it floated and re-appear just outside the atmosphere of a different planet - Kanassa. Recoome nodded once and stood up, eyes drifting over to one of the grunts. ”Do not wait for Recoome - stabilise the planet, crush the rebellion, restore peace.”
The man’s salute was wasted - Recoome had already vanished, appearing instantly on the surface of the planet below. The reports had all pinpointed this area as one of interest, and it seemed like Recoome was correct. A figure had emerged in the distance, giving off no recognisable ki signature - this was the android that was causing him so much trouble.
The android attacked without introduction, but Recoome merely grinned. In his mind he had seen the attack already, a technique that he had learned from the local populace here on Kanassa. He leapt to the side, avoiding the edge of the explosion by an inch. Before he could congratulate himself however, the android launched a second attack. He dashed past the behemoth before firing off a thin beam of ki - unfortunately for his opponent, Recoome had already mastered this particular technique. Grin still on his face, he swept a backhanded blow at the attack and dissipated the ki instantly, leaving little more than a thin layer of ash on his deep black gauntlets.
”It appeared to be Recoome’s turn,” he said loudly, feeling his muscles twitch in anticipation. He gave in to their pleading, releasing a small amount of his pent up energy and allowing it to flow freely into his muscles. They bulged menacingly against his skin, his stature growing slightly as he let out a deep breath.
He leapt into action, fists moving with a devilish fury as he aimed a flurry of punches at his opponent. His knuckles glistened in the sun, betraying the ancient runes that had been fused into the gauntlets. After six attacks he changed pace, pausing for a moment before delivering a huge swinging uppercut right at the android’s chin. He paused for only a second before sending a second identical attack, hopefully breaking through whatever guard the android tried to throw up. He vanished a moment later, appearing above the hopefully airborne android, and delivered a huge, two-handed haymaker to hopefully send him back down to the dirt with a bang.
Landing nimbly, he pivoted to face the android once more - but he wasn’t finished yet. He thrust his left hand forwards and released a thin string of pure ki, intent on wrapping up the android and holding him in place. The attack he was hopeful to hold him in place for was already on its way - his left hand was at his side, palm upwards, and he extended his telekinetic powers deep below the crust of the planet into the bed of lava below. With a grunt he clenched his fist and a hole erupted beneath his opponent.
The effect was instant. Lava burst forth from the opening, flowing into the air in a steady stream. Recoome’s right hand opened again and he held his palm out to the stream, once again extending his psychic powers to control it and turn it directly towards the android.
”Recoome hopes that you were created with heat resistance in mind,” he said with a feral grin, a small bead of sweat forming on his head - partially from the heat, partially from the exertion he had experienced in his first volley of attacks.
Note: Beast Form (-0% ki)
Free) Precog vs A3 A1) Gauntlets of Obscurity vs A4 A2) Beast Form A3) 3SA + 3QA [CE: Scorching (30%), CE: Freezing (35%), CE: Energy Stealing (30%), CE: Toxic (30%) ] A4) Open Ball Fist [CE: Scorching (30%), CE: Freezing (35%), CE: Energy Stealing (30%), CE: Toxic (30%) ] Scouter 1) Chou No Ryoku [-4%, 2 Action Stun, Speed: 412,672 ] Scouter 2) Charge Hot Head) Planet Cracker [DR7.5, -6%, Hard to Dodge, CE: Burn] Free) Crush Stance
Damage Reduction: -30% Physical Damage: +10%
Ki Used: 10% Total Used: 10% Remaining: 90% DMG: 0%
It was clear by the way this foe moved he had precognitive powers as well as he did the doubling of power and doubling in speed sphere .
Seemed also clear he was aware of the technique he was leaning on to penetrate his guard.
<Seems they sent a well above rank and file after me. Should I be flattered?> thought the android
“Well Recoome show me what you got and this unit Vlad will return the favor.” he said
Vlad smirked as his foe barreled to him and side stepped according to his calculations he put all the might he could muster in a physical blow into a knee to the mid section in the brief opening after the first blow evade would require recoome to reorient himself to swing again at him
through this means stood a very good chance at not only breaking the combo but punishing his foe for the attempt. A staggering surprise blow to the solar plexus at overcharged double his projected output capacity.
Unfortunately the android was not prepared for the followup and indeed was snt on a backwards trip flying express line Recoome. Spiraling to the ground he ran system diagnostics and prepared for corrective system measures as needed then detected a paralyzing
he detected a pocket of power heading his way with an electro discharge to it that could interfere with his functions and he warped his hand in zero point energy bunching the technique in on itself and tossed it to the side like cabling
he then levitated well above the ground he looked confused a moment.the attack missing him completely. What was he?...
an eruption of energy was approaching him rapidly. The damage to the area however allowed the android to fold bedrock over the erupting point. It would buy 4.2 seconds but such allowed vlad to cocoon himself in stone as zero point energy wrapping himself in armor and a field began to form as he tapped into the light reserve armor capabilities in his form. The eruption rocked his cocooned form a moment lava punched its way in some of the less resistant minerals of where he had to pull out a cluster of ill fitting mineral stone and dirt into a functional mass to guard him as the lava blanketed and hardened around him the air was non existent in the sphere now vacuum sealed a sculpture in the battlefield like the strangest nest with an egg left to roost on it
tho a machine required no breathable atmosphere to function and he reached out across the field his electronic awareness well in away bypassing the barrier to visual awareness he seen the warriors outline in space and heard his attempted humor but the android hoped to silence the jokester with a technique that struck the android as tailor made to do just that.
He took aim at the center mass calculating distance and reaction speed and waited eleven uninterrupted seconds of silence make him think his victory came that easy that his big counter made short work of the robot then
such an unimpressive noise for such a penetrating ray the atomic blast as most would call the technique exited twin coils in his fingers pressurized the beam rapidly to a harsh ray that has been known to cut into targets even beyond the strength of the wielder. Such a focused bit and if he did not move it would be no question the technique would hit that barn of a man.
Of course other counter measures existed as the man demonstrated previously but he felt fairly comfortable with being a very sudden prick of a scorpions tail in the cloak of undetectable dark,
as he crouched unmoving for 11 seconds potentially frozen system crash but such was the plan of false security
after the beam passed its target position potentially batted off, absorbed, or as he hoped through the lug's stomach. Some say the quickest way to a mans heart,
he unleashed a shckingly mild shock of zero point energy to crumble the field around him like a glass egg.
“It could use more heat sinks this body of mine but it handles.” the android smirked as he floated into medium range of the big lug. Body pulsating with a blueish green green field enveloping him.
“must say it may be the combative upgrades talking but this is quite a fun exchange if it wasn't for your ,minions torturing my comrades and friends here I would not mind extending this combat exchange as a test of each others prowess, but a demon ate a baby in front of me so afraid this invasion party that overtook these fine people has to go back to the pit that spawned them. I intend to pull my own troops back after the fallen demonic division has been cleansed from this planet. I want kanassa to be solely to their own government. Tho... we both know that none are going to just let a world run its own government and offer only crisis aid. Especially if one has such to gain from conquering as Kanassa. It is unfortunately too useful a world for the powers to leave alone.”
the android offered a bit of a reason which he operated on being here. Perhaps the big guy was a surprisingly deep thinker, even saiyans have birthed accomplished peace philosophers and changelings call a few of their own who were galactic sentient philanthropists. Perhaps this could be resolved with a mix of martial and reason arguments. It was possible that this Recoome was not just a big burly brute and Vlad jumped the gun on. Perhaps he gleamed only a superficial lover of combat due to the distance between them when first he came and perhaps he allowed frustration to guide his actions to an unneeded conflict/
still the guy did catch him off one hour shy of liberating the people so could he be blamed for thinking someone who shoves a brick in the spokes of all the progress he made to free them was just there to beat down one who threatened to undo the oppression of their demonic minions? This recoome had to be of the higher ups, the military planet boss was vastly weaker then he. Could he be the right hand of Azazel himself?
He stood tall firm in his conviction and with tears in the silicon coating of his jaw body steaming from the lava that managed to get into the cocoon
1 Rock crusher action 3 double str and speed
take action 4
2 deflect scouter 1
3 TK flavor texting augmented guard on hot head charge
4 Atomic blast from cocoon -7%
free Zekmant Stance.
7% ki use take away from 97.3
firmware upgrade +2,500, +65% all stats, +2% to speed
Everything seemed to be going so well - until it wasn’t anymore. A knee crashed into his stomach, sending him reeling backwards as he bent double to try and regain his lost breath. The android had moved quicker than Recoome had thought possible - he wouldn’t be underestimating him again.
It took him several seconds to recover, but his opponent made no move to take advantage. He still sat in his sphere of rock, but Recoome knew that he wasn’t beaten just yet - for some reason, he had thought it best to hide away in his rock fortress rather than face the behemoth.
Perhaps the robot had wisdom.
And then a beam of pure ki energy burst forth from the rock enclosure, hurtling at Recoome with a crackling efficiency. It got close to him, but didn’t manage to touch him. It connected with the thin aura that coated his body, dissipating across it and waiting to be utilised - and it would be soon.
”Well, Recoome will have to test just how well it handles,” he said with a grin, and clicked his fingers. The energy he had absorbed from the android’s attack burst into flame, engulfing the huge warrior in a fiery cloak of ki-fuelled flames. They didn’t even tickle at the huge warrior - these flames had a different target in mind.
But before he could attack, he was dumbstruck by the android’s words. He took a second to make sense of them, then let out a bark of laughter. ”Minions torturing? Demons eating babies? Recoome thinks that you have been watching too many horror movies,” he said, a wide grin growing onto his even wider face. ”These are not the actions of the Fallen - perhaps you have fallen foul of one of the plots of the Kais to garner the support of the weak-minded. Kanassa is a direct vassal of the Planet Trade Organisation, and Planet Frieza is with the Fallen. Recoome would not allow Fallen troops to kill Kanassan civilians - why bother with friendly fire when we have so many enemies just begging for a beating?”
The time for words was over - for now. He leapt forwards towards the android, flames still billowing around him. His knuckles, etched with ancient Enochian runes, burst alight with ki as he approached his opponent. He jabbed with his left fist, his muscles straining against his skin as he poured his strength into the blow. Less than a moment later his right was coming across in a wide blow towards Vlad’s head. As it concluded he leaned back, channeling his ki now into the thin aura that coated his skin. With a roar he thrust himself forwards, head first, aiming to crash into the android and beyond - and send him on a one-way trip to a spare parts factory.
As he fought, he felt a strange feeling spreading through his chest. He had had several injections primed beneath his chestplate, and it appeared that one of them had decided to activate - not that he was complaining. It gave a renewed energy to his limbs, a power that would let him fight even harder than he already had been.
<oh great he had an answer to that as well> thought the android not the biggest fan of this paluka but indeed surprised that he hadn't tried to take the blow head on to prove a point of superior might. He could detect the demonic presence bolstering the foes power but it was not just a power house without tactic it was one whom had happened on a fount of power after proving their prowess, considering the regalia he detected he was sure how he got that skill quite unethically.
Indeed the exchange of words that fallowed did not shed vlad of his conclusion “how would you know? What if a troop of yours decides to 'recon for hostiles' in a rural area away from the eyes of their superiors and have their fun as they had in hells on the layers of subjugation they called home, one whom contacted me was a saljuk telepathic master whom would break the mind shield of the person torturing them, the fallen captain, not that I would suspect you to answer for the crimes of the fallen. You bare the colors of PTO along with the fallen. PTO is no stranger to having good PR for when they...appropriate a world from its people. If you wish to convince me of the conspiratorial plot of Angelic beings in cahoots with lower branch demons, a plan that the demons would need be ok with dying all in an effort of misleading aspiring guardian types to fight against a not so hostile conquering force, I am afraid you will need to do better then invoke an organization whom violent acquisition of a planet could have a special day called 'Tuesday' to it.”
the android readied himself but the first
his systems surged a moment distracting him <wha-what?> the opening let a blow collide with him,
he instinctively shot backwards accidentally tripping over wondering how his systems were put into such disarray by the mans blows. His head passed well out of range of the followup punch due to the first blow happening lowered guard and still mystified by the system errors that marked his sensor array. He came to awareness of ruins in his foes cloths, suppose it was a form of magic that could destabilize non organic systems as well as organic ones? That was to be expected from a cheerleader of planet trade organization always have a subtle bit of “if you will not play ball, perhaps your successor will”when the person who said no to the transition is found dead the next day and planetary rights transferal happens.
Usurpation with a silver poison tongue and hidden poisons
His systems would move to purge the corruption. However there was a sudden glimmer overhead
Vlad knew this technique and knew there was a reason he kept this defense in reserve
he got up to floating once more well above the ground as recoome went to whip around for momentum to be the desired level for max penetration
the armored synth let out a mass wave of ki distorting sonic wave that would nullify the piercing ki of his foes charge vastly decreasing the capability of breaching his kinetic force compensation layer and potentially bursting an eardrum of the lug at so close a range. This however would not do much for the other half of the technique that would send the android hurtling back into trees where his form pin balled off 13 trees ripping them in half before being sent back with the momentum pluss the sheer force of the blow as he worked his anti gravitating flight system to course correct.
The trees splintered off the plate like snowballs smothering off a winter coat only sawdust and chunklets in place of snow dust coating his form
dented and missing paint on stretches of his back and a torso that did not know if it wanted to continue hardening or settle the molecular structure back.
“Well that was quite the experience on my end let us see of o cant give you an ouch to remember me by”
“let us see how your systems hold out” his arms pointed to the thug and crystalline structures poked out
his power surged internally to his arms pulsing from his inner core to the arms causing the feed of power to generate 15 rounds on each arm
Vlad's targeting system bleeped to confirm the triangulation on adversaries genetic makeup was confirmed, the needles would seek him to their capacity
“let us see how you handle this!”
30 programmed homing needles came souring out like a volley of target seeking missiles if one hit him it would break off in his blood go on to damage his long term health if 6 managed to group together their cascade would generate a burst of energy and fragmentation that would severely damage his health long or short term tho the success of a 6 hit surge would nullify that function for the rest of the volley reducing them back to simply shattering on his skin causing a significant deal of furthering internal damages and shredded glass like shards going around in his blood.
Cascades of uneven discharge causing error messages in the androids own sensors from whatever curse those ruins carried surged in him in a manner akin to poison to an android. He seized up and loosened staggering a bit as his motor control functions failed and reengage had to put the enemy in a worse condition then he was in in order to drive Recome's forces off but something was off his auto repair for the structure of his repair node had error messages so no doubt his forces would retrieve him and retreat if he seemed not long to hold on and the kai forces that came to claim the forces after his soldiers secured the world would be made short work by the big man, tho Vlad did not wish for either fallen or kais to hold the world and he swore loyalty to the protectorate and its philanthropy over any holy war the kais had going on his higher ups likely would use the failure to further diminish the secular branch in the eyes of Avalon.
He had to come up with a way to at the very least tie he doubted the experience of his foe would permit a victory but if he tied it would be sufficient to bring as a counter argument for claims against his secular branch's results.
He was not made for combat but he wanted to show that he could earn guardian fighter status if he has not already trough his years of service.
take action 3 Zekmant Stance. 2/5 tough-vit 10%
1 dodge action 4 by way of losing footing and collapsing allowing the attack to pass over
Although Vlad was clearly sincere in his words, Recoome couldn’t help but emit a bark of laughter. ”And what would stop Recoome from asking the same thing of you? How do you know what your troops are involved in while invading this planet? Perhaps those you serve see you as a mere tool, not worthy of being involved in their plans.” The joy on his face remained even as Vlad’s words continued.
”The colours of the Planet Trade Organisation? Recoome thinks that that punch has addled a few microchips,” he said, raising a hand to his head and slowly twirling a finger while pointing at his temple.
The android once again dealt with his attacks, but this time he had a returning salvo for Recoome to deal with. His face tightened as his calves tensed, but he did not move. The needles burst forth from the android and closed in on him, but still he did not move. They closed in on his position, and still he did not move.
And then, he moved.
To the naked eye it would appear as if he had simply disappeared and reappeared half-way between where he had been standing and his opponent, but it wasn’t the case. Any truly eagle eyed watcher would see the faintest of an afterimage behind him, the grooves in the ground where he had travelled, and the bead of sweat that had formed on his temple. He was quick, and the android was about to learn how deadly that could be.
His hand shot to his belt and he mashed his fist on a small device set on the side of it. A small beep emitted, but it seemed like nothing else - and, visibly, nothing had happened. But through the air an electrical current had spread towards Vlad, an incapacitating wave that would hopefully fry his circuits and leave him out of commission - but Recoome wasn’t going to take any chances.
He could feel the heat of the sun on the back of his neck, and he knew that his positioning was perfect - call it luck, call it planning, call it fate. The only thing Recoome called it was an advantage, and he seized it with both hands. Hands that, in fact, shot to the side of his face with fingers splayed wide. The sun behind him concentrated on his position and he forced the bright light towards the android’s optical sensors. If he somehow managed to avoid the incapacitating blast, this would certainly leave him defenceless - and he liked defenceless.
This time there was no roar, no alert to what he was planning. He had hopefully created himself an opening, and he was going to take it. His aura burst around him once more as his calves forced him forwards, head bowed as the ki surrounding him seemed to light up like a flame. He rushed head-first towards Vlad with enough power to crush a mountain, enough power to level a building - and, hopefully, enough power to reduce his opponent to spare parts.
But that wasn’t the end, not by a long shot. He had barely slowed down before he redirected his ki to his hands, each held in a different pose. One was held with palm up, a disc of ki beginning to form atop it, and the other was a closed fist with two fingers extended. With a grunt of exertion he whipped the disc of ki at his enemy before bringing his other arm across in a wide arc, sending a cutting beam at his foe. As soon as the arc ended he forced it backwards in the same movement, releasing a second beam hot on the heels of the second. In the time it had taken to whip his arm back and forth, his other hand had been preparing a second disc - this one he whipped at Vlad as well, sizzling through the air with deadly intent as it closed in on its foe.
The android eyes trembled he did not have a clear counter to his claims “you... have a point as an android I am not in machinations of the more religious sect of the order, and kais... none have sen need to keep me in the know with me in the quite often not needing to know.” the android admitted, the oaf was far more clever then his jock dream body and area for third person speech would lead one to conclude . Vlad indeed was not feeling all right in the head he used uncommon vernacular even by his standards.
“i mean your metals and markings share origins with the planet trade organization, an organization not above redacting their conduct for the galactic monitoring. All tho....” Vlad lowered his head “That could be said of any government that has ever existed couldn't it any civilization that ever had a factional police force having some means to redact problematic conduct from the awareness of the people.”
how times one jumps the gun but he had to focus. Wait..... why was Recoome just standing there? Faced with 30 arrows only 6 needed to pierce to deliver a month long hospital stay to recover. Painful shards of hard light glass that would be a slow laborious extraction if one hit. Yet scans show he was totally calm and centered. He was not bothered by the prospect of becoming the physical representation of a vindictive ex's voodoo doll.
And it happened. indeed speed was insane even the smart bullets that he fired were having isues keeping up he out raced his own ki signature so put put put put a zone where a foot detected touching down would get a needle in the ground. Recoome danced until the final pocket of needles landed where he **was** detectable nanoseconds ago.
The android had to involuntarily steam a bit from his back as seemed another curse cut into him deeply overheating many core systems causing his frame to foam up and steam counter measures non dedicated to combating it just to keep his systems together came.
The gap between constantly improving aspiring heroic android and proven deadly combatant was clear. Even if this power was not native to Recoome whomever offered a devilish bargain to the soldier chose a quite capable agent of their unearthly will,
the offensive that went against him was horrific, the sheer force of overbearing
the android smoldered in areas as his redundant systems that were not isolated from EM exploded harshly as his body seized up the stun protocol smacking him hard,
the flash hit and all his awareness was stripped down to a narrow awareness but still the android seen Recoome as his residual effect on the environment overbearing power that his environmental sensors could identify as well as the motion tracker and other redundant chambers plus the bio beings thought waves he could gauge and identify through his telepathic tethers fallowing to the location of the warrior. He had a big sphere of awareness with the organic smack dab in the middle of it was the warrior.
Corners of his eye smoked with the overworking of his optics to compensate
he did not have the vocals to hold the force of the ki back he had just 2 options his awareness it was coming to brace his body for the impact and when it impacted he flew with the foce rather then get carved in half working against it. Traveling with the blow still got his torso carved deeply in scorch marks of ki but it made the damage potentially enough to endure for just long enough to meet his tactic to at least try and nail this to a mutual loss or give him a hell of a final attempt to secure a tie, the warrior did not look like his body endured a baby scrape. But Vlad even with the body and core of two of the brightest minds to hail from humanity the metal forged on a shell world was starting to fail horribly and the capsule corp armor that was augmenting that top grade ,eta; was gashed tprm demted and only hanging on by interlocking mechanisms that kept it bound to the inner wall of the under frame.
He with all he had worth got up off the ground shaking trembling legs his spinal system zero point energy holding together, refusal to be kept down powering him as well as the glinting solar gem imbeded in his forehead form bacl wjem he stopped the formation of an artificial star and had it temperarily standing in for his drained out core
he stumbled to the foe zombie like but with lucid glow of determination in his robotic optics. They fuzzed in and out zooming in and out trying to stabilize.
He smacked his legs to get them working again as they stalled
ki slashed into him from Recoome again and again and again his chest carved open shoulders carved up to expose the mechanisms operating his arm the plating on his thigh was carved from the coupling mechanisms holding it on him but he kept coming refusing to go down until his last attempt to turn it back around was made.
As his synthetic transmission fluids pooled under trembling frame and ozone smoked off of scorched red yellow and white hot super metal plates he let out a burst of zero point energy established anti gravitational force propulsion as synthetic ki pushed after burners in his feet and back
he closed the distance and opened his chest to show a main cannon in his chest his body glowed with white hot circuitry leading to it and as the android landed his legs gave out
he pointed to his enemy who clearly won the fight on martial grounds but darn it if Vlad had a history of not giving up till his emergency preservation response systems made him.
He looked as he forced his optics to give one last visual of the foe , -target identified Recoome, lock 100% confirmed target triangulation confirmed- flashed in his eyes he whipped himself up off the ground for a final face to face the final fallen camp behind recoome and the synth thought a moment. How poor humored fate would be if he made his shot and got recoome and the camp but his forces having to retreat with him and Recoome's forces resupply the defenses. An imminent victory turned on its head. Fate or fortune if either existed. It sure did love its twists. In the microseconds it took his processing systems to quantify and appreciate the potential victory that only recoomes arrival prevented potentially happening as the last of the previously garrisoned forces were wiped from the section. The android took both targets into his awareness computing trajectory and maximizing probability of impact and his torso erupted in a massive tri main cannon beam
concussive forces shooting out like a record setting tho isolated to a strange triangular shape typhoon a cylinder of concussive force capable of flattening what was in its pain train path
his eyes fogged up and the glass shattered from the conflicting sub zero internal area of his quantum brain breaching its sub zero world into his optics and the necessary heat generated by the sunbeam his awareness of visuals terminated. “remember.....that” his fleeting overworked mind managed to get out before emergency protocols finally did take the rest of his awareness of the outer world away and his awareness retreated into his blackbox components as his body fell to pieces and unceremoniously as a marionette left to plummet onto the floor.
The kais that seeked to secure the world against Vlads wishes went to confront the beast while his worried protectorate allies gathered him up to retreat with him
the massive mist covering their escape and awareness of the last camps fate, Recooms condition, or what recoome was doing to the kai soldiers who seeked to take the planet for their own goals of war
fortune that the android was not aware of the world outside or one of his fleeting fears would been confirmed.
In galactic war there was none who would look on kanassa as anything but a force multiplayer for what it could grant their factions forces. The seemingly lesser of the two evils in war were not lesser opportunists.
1-2 powerfly+ sunstone +powerfly + sunstone max charged heat dome powerfly twice = 1% ki with toxic maxed out heat dome 13% ki with toxic damage 7
take everything as a final defiant charge
14% ki use out of a remaining 76.55
last post a desperate final attempt nothing has changed beyond on scorched and used sunstone once per battle charge
Attack after attack crashed into the metal warrior, and it was soon clear that he would be able to take no more - but that didn’t mean he couldn’t give any more. Some programming deep within Vlad seemed to awaken and he leapt into action, his chest plate splitting down the middle to reveal a huge cannon - from the looks of it, it was linked directly to the android’s core, and would pack more than enough punch to significantly harm Recoome.
His legs tensed to leap out of the way, but he froze before making his move. Half-turning his head, he saw the camp behind him - that was the target of Vlad’s attack. He had given up hope of defeating the behemoth, so he instead opted to take out what he could of the Fallen’s remaining forces - a move that would have worked, and still could. Recoome didn’t like the look of taking such an attack head on, but he couldn’t afford to lose any more troops here.
Recoome made his mind up in an instant. As soon as the blast began to charge his aura leapt around him, his power level shooting to even greater heights. A groan escaped his lips as he felt his body forced into overdrive, his veins pushed visibly to the surface along his arms and legs as muscles bulged beneath them.
And then the attack came.
Recoome let out a roar as he leapt forwards into the beam, arms crossed in an x-shape over his chest. The beam struck him with the strength of a raging bull, halting his forward flight and stopping him in his tracks. A grimace formed on his face as he held the position, his feet slowly sliding backwards as pain racked through his forearms and began to throb through his body.
A second later, the attack faded.
Vlad collapsed, and Recoome almost did the same. He was panting heavily as his aura retreated within him, his bulging muscles receding back to their usual girthy width. Behind Vlad, he could see the remainder of the Kai troops preparing their retreat. A strange fog seemed to flow in from nowhere and covered the android’s body before retreating, leaving little behind but scraps of metal and a few screws.
The Kais had tested Recoome again, and again he had come out on top - but this time had been more difficult. The war had been taxing, and he wasn’t sure how much longer he could keep going. He turned around with a grunt, walking back towards the Fallen base in the distance with a slight limp.
”Recoome is ready for the rematch,” he said to nobody around him - but, in his mind, he searched out for the faint signal that the android’s crumpled body still emitted and latched on to it. Perhaps, in time, they would meet again.
Note: Ethereal Form (-0% ki)
A1) Ethereal Form A2) Block (75% reduc)
Damage Reduction: -30% Physical Damage: +10%
Ki Used: 18% Total Used: 33% Remaining: 67% DMG: 0%