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  1. Ilyana can construct a place to appeal to the level of tech that those working there will be comfortable with. She wants local employees so most will likely not know how to operate things that Hell's Gate would use. If there is not an actual player behind the owner of the place then it will likely be Ilyana, using her knowledge of other markets to leverage her investment.
  2. Ilyana will be looking to establish a post for the Redeemer Inc for distribution. Likely a warehouse or some area to help Vanoran goods make their way outside of UM. She will likely take the concepts of that Cod tavern and use them outside of Vanora or suggest the owner invest in building a new one elsewhere...maybe in Casper 👀
  3. I will wait a bit for @sheep to post before continuing with Ilyana's rebuttal.
  4. On top of the damage he had taken from the lizard robot that was just about finished healing thanks to the accelerated healing given by Obtenebra, Xavier suffered several burns and cuts from the brutal defense tactics of the policemen nearby as they decidedly used the most damaging of them against the most imposing one of the group. A few deep cuts fell upon his thighs and arms as he had brute forced his way through much of the opposition and decidedly defended his team members at choice times. Making their escape into the seedier portions of this town, Xavier snorted at the sight of the empty case before feeling relief at the sight of the key and the note. That relief was soon quashed as he saw that they returned to the Purple Penguin. The irony hurt more than what he had endured to get them here but at least there was a tangible reward when the lockers were opened. The value of the sizeable amount of ercaniron was never realized by the orc but the manner in which Obtenebra reacted to it rather violently within him, sliding its way through his insides made the orc contemplate the options he had been provided by Eldwine. This might prove useful to Blob Boss in some capacity but so would some funds, especially if he planned on following through with that meeting he had established in the virtual world earlier. Xavier decided to provide his own option then. “I’ll take half of my portion and sell the rest”
  5. Xavier Xavier scanned the area for all the new entrants into this confrontation, immediately recognizing the fang leader that he had completed his first job with back at the Anima Imperium. He looked just as angry now as he did back then. The appearance of Rodan made Xavier shift between the real one and this new fake, unable to truly tell the difference which the orc immediately considered annoying. He had already been on several annoying jobs where he had to juggle allegiances and desires but this….this was different. He was with his new family and they were all confronting their hurt and their fears…together. Even the fairy had someone she was scared of which comforted Xavier in a way he had not expected. Listening to Cintrine speak and the way the small faerie responded created a kinship that motivated Xavier to confront the chieftain in a similar way. “My family was stronger than yours would ever be Thurog. I will show you how much potential we had before you ended their paths” Obtenebra seemed motivated now as it covered all of Xavier’s body then, creating an armor similar to that of Agony’s with only a minor difference in the helmet and gauntlets which were spiked. He was about to rush forward until he noticed the ice stake launched at him by Cintrine. Xavier shifted to avoid it, watching it shoot past his left. Thurog took advantage of the momentary distraction to advance forward, his massive steps crushing the ice beneath him and signaling his approach enough for Xavier to begin bracing himself but before Xavier had the time to react he watched as Thurog shifted his approach and headed straight for Rodan and Diego, lunging forward with a forceful vertical swing of his large axe. Xavier was just about to run after Thurog but was suddenly caught off guard by the two clown mask wearing creatures brandishing daggers. The metal of the daggers scraped against Obtenebra at his neck and face as they shot past him and then attempted to stab his side. Their acrobatics reminded him of someone he had met on a previous job but these two were far less entertaining. Stomping hard into the ground beneath him with enough force that caused the ground to vibrate and cause ice shards to shoot up from the ground, he uses the distraction to launch a kick toward one of the clowns that launches the creature up in the air near the aerial battle Decimus was having with the priestess. The other creature, angry at what just happened looked poised to stab Xavier as the orc had given it his back and was momentarily distracted by Cintrine’s battle with the fairy. It was clear that without some makeshift teamwork, they would not get out of this illusory trap. Agony The ancient entity looked at Cerebri who seemed to be the only one thrust into this illusion beside him. He followed his tentative companion toward the outcrop of rocks, his tall frame not providing much in terms of concealment. The volume of those within the parade and their ignorance regarding his approach only reinforced the fact he was in an illusion as his amorphous mass failed to startle anyone as they were too engrossed in the festivities that saw the Telerian flag raised in reverence as well as several people gyrating with glee all around him. Agony seemed unfazed, his focus fixated in the distance as he saw a fleet of airships hovering as the fog became more prominent in view. With the Helldriver deferring to him for guidance, Agony stood erect without any hint of acknowledgment for a few seconds before his voice erupted. “We head toward the fog” Anyone with a semblance of logic would believe that option was one of the worst one could choose and consider Agony’s confident delivery of his words a clear sign that the ancient entity was insane. The blob, however, considered this illusion nothing more than yet another test to evaluate his own resolve and what he was willing to endure to achieve his goals. The calamity the fog represented needed to be confronted without fear or trepidation for it was this staunch position that had garnered him the most benefit. Agony began to move forward, weaving through crowds and buildings toward the airship docks in the distance that were decorated with vibrant gems and crystals that provided stark contrast to the ominous grey behind them. He expected Cerebri to chime in whenever he wished to become useful, much like he’d expect any other member of the Triumvirate to do the same but Agony’s intention would not falter nor would he ever allow failure to stifle him again. Screams and shouts mixed with a cacophony of shrieks and groans as silhouettes began to appear from within the fog miles ahead of them. Agony stood in the middle of the Telerian people, motionless as if in contemplation, Obtenebra pooling along the ground as he considered his next option. Whatever it was, it would surely bring him face to face with Whispernight’s might.
  6. Yes I usually hit enter twice to get that space there. Never really thought about how it looks on the forum. My brain must be used to the format so much.
  7. Anyone else feel like this thread is lagging a bit? I am a bit foggy on the status of the threats here so have not really decided what the next move is but I believe I already took my turn this round?
  8. Skip away good sir. With Xavier getting the antidote he should be good to go shortly after.
  9. I am Mother - Netflix Sci-fi movie that came out recently about AI in a post apocalyptic scenario. Standard fare for most. Hilary Swank is decent here as is the premise concerning AI. It was a decent ride throughout even though I could predict certain plot points. I usually steer clear of Netflix movies for a variety of reasons but decided to watch this solely because I appreciate the Swank factor. She didn't disappoint. I was satisfied with the ending and the time I invested in watching it. Found most of the concepts believable and character choices acceptable too which is always a plus.
  10. Ilyana sat calmly in a lobby just outside of the meeting room, toying with her outfit in a meticulous process that saw fingers trail along her thighs then back up to her chest. The ‘fabric’ of her dress seemed to inch toward her touch as if it held a mind of its own but no one would be able to see it given they were far too focused on moving into a room full of men and women stuck in the past. She could hear their petty conversations about their most recent acquisitions and their most recent conquests, their drivel reminding her of a past she had crawled her way out of in favor of this freedom that surged through her very being. She was growing anxious to take control but she left Ananias there to enjoy his last official day on the board. Ananias’ eyes glazed over the long table within this meeting room as the others socialized, frozen in thought at the realization of what he had to do. The plan had always been to introduce a new majority stockholder and urge the others in his group to bend to her will somehow. He knew he had the wherewithal and the talent to do so but the shock that this was actually happening made him nearly mute in this throng of people. He tried to find a way he could weasel out of this but always returned to the safest route he could take…acceptance. The severance package would still make him rich in his old age and help him avoid the inevitable fallout. If anything that woman outside in the lobby was a fair businesswoman given her leverage. The talkative board members were oblivious to the commotion downstairs for now, but Ilyana surely wasn’t. She could hear the distant sound of some sort of physical battle and merely arched a brow as the unexpected event kept her out of the boredom that was sneaking its way through. Obtenebra was on high alert now, clinging to her body and ready to instinctively react in its paranoia but as the elevator doors opened and she watched Gustav begin to dispatch some unsuspecting guards in the distance on his way to the meeting room she simply feigned shock along with a few others that were in this lobby. The sight of Violeta trailing behind the aggressive man was the more interesting development, the young woman walking behind with clear purpose. The girl slammed the doors open which caused the room comprised mostly of men to stop speaking to look at her. Ilyana rose to a stand and slowly began walking toward the room, listening to her words thanks to the pin on Ananias’ suit. A smile started to curl along her lips as she listened to the entrance executed with endearing authority. "You are panicking over Vincent's disappearance, are you all not? In that case, I shall propose that the Ventrix family shall rightfully reclaim ownership of Ventrix Industries and turn it into a sole proprietorship!" By this time Ilyana’s approach could be heard by Gustav, the heels of her shoes signaling her movement. She was wary of the tall man but simply gave him a small smile, standing at the threshold of the door to see what response was given. Ananias stood up and moved toward the document provided, examining it with scrutiny and then noticed Ilyana at the door. “Everyone….everyone. Calm down!” He raised his hands with palms facing the group of men in a gesture meant to suggest they halt whatever they were doing. He set the document back down on the table then rather dismissively. “The sudden disappearance of Vincent has placed us all on edge here which is why we called this meeting to discuss the future of the company.” He points at Violeta, eyes glazing all over the young woman as if searching for something. “This girl has forced her way in to this meeting attempting to prey on the insecurity of this board like a brute. She believes a simple document and some muscle is all she needs to usurp Vincent in his absence. The timing is impeccable if you ask me. Vincent has been gone for weeks now and she decides to swoop in? I am sure those of you loyal to the Ventrix name feel compelled to bend to her wiles but I came here with a different solution in mind. One that frees us from the uncertainty of this family’s name and into a new era where Casper cannot confine us.” Several men grinned as if they were ready for something, these conspirators having waited months for this moment though they would be sorely disappointed. “A majority of the partners and I have partnered with an entrepreneur in Hell’s Gate looking to expand her business with the means to move our products with an appreciation of the vast potential…and of course, profit, to be had with spreading business all over Terrenus and even across the treacherous waters over to Genesaris. All of our shares have been transferred to her business making her a key stockholder already. The Ventrix family has limited themselves for far too long. Don’t let this upstart girl sway you with some pieces of paper and idle threats. Instead, side with…her.” Ananias slowly moved his hand to motion toward Ilyana who stepped in slowly, decidedly looking at Violeta first while approaching the girl calmly. She would move to stand right beside the girl should she allow it but inevitably turn to face the board. “My name is Ilyana Sevryn, owner of The Redeemer Inc. headquartered in Hell’s Gate. Looking forward to investing in the growth of this company alongside whoever commits to my vision.” Some of the board member’s mouths fell agape as they were trying to process the second blow. A brief moment of silence and then one could see several men yelling at Ananias. “Traitor!” “We had a deal!” Others stared heavily at both of the women at the head of the table, contemplating how they would respond. Ilyana turns her head slightly to address Violeta. “Beautiful entrance and delivery by the way. It is so refreshing to see such passion and fervor from a fellow businesswoman.”
  11. Post has been edited now to reflect that.
  12. Yeah I was a bit foggy on that one too but figured I could edit it after. So just let me know either way.
  13. Something about this Lycoris woman reminded him of someone which only made the spectacle before him all the more entertaining. Even so, there were times where Xavier would just lose himself in recent memories and a slight frown fell on his face. Eventually the man just cracked despite some initial resistance and Xavier listened to the layout of the headquarters with acute focus. Knowing what options he had should things go awry was something Xavier took some extra time to decipher since he could already hear Blob Boss in his head urging him to ‘not become a liability’. Preparations were rather simple this time around except for one key detail that he needed to make sure he took care of. Black ooze trickled from Xavier’s eyes and mouth, an intricate fabrication process occurring along the orc’s face that began modifying his facial features. His cheeks were noticeably fatter and his skin was darker than before. A scar across his left eye could be seen now and his nose held a bit more bulk to it. There was no mistaking that he was an orc but for the group that travelled with him he would look nothing like who they have been traveling with. What inspired the intricate detail of the scar or the size of his cheeks was a story for another day. When he arrived at the headquarters in cuffs, Xavier pretended to resist his bindings while being prodded in. The sensation of several gazes falling on his massive form caused a tingling nervousness to fall on him which caused him to make a guttural sound that only turned more heads. “Let’s go…” The cop was gruff and conservative with his words but felt proud he was able to detain such a large orc on his own. It didn't dawn on him how easily he had done it or that he had been manipulated into the position he was in. Entering the prisoner detention area, he was led toward one of the empty cells toward the northern side of the building though just as the door was about to close in his face he noticed everyone starting to get drowsy. Their sluggish movements allowed him to stick his foot in the door just before it closed and watch as several prisoners and officers slumped to the ground. Obtenebra covered Xavier’s mouth as best it could and a hand covered his nose but he still felt some of the effects of the toxin. Luckily his round with barbiturates earlier and Obtenebra’s answer to that the last time allowed him to be slightly more resistant than the rest. Obtenebra used piercing pain to motivate him forward, his body pushing the door open just when the power was cut. The ensuing darkness signaled it was time for him to move on to his next objective, his speed lagging a bit due to the potent toxin in the air but still surprisingly fast. With the power out, Xavier moved through the southern door without much effort, pushing the door open. Having broken out of the cuffs that were loosely placed on his wrists, he rushes around the corner to the east and into the machinery section. Since he was still fighting the toxin, he decides to take a running start, balls up an Obtenebra covered fist to punch a section of the wall between the generator and a large boiler. His fist collides with the wall and manages to create a large enough hole for Eldwine and Lycoris to enter one by one. Huffing a bit, he slumps a bit and starts resting against the generator, waiting for Lycoris to give him the antidote before he passes out like the rest. In the distance, however, he could hear the sound of shuffling feet now along with someone talking. “I will check the backup generator and grab some flashlights. Check the cells to see if there is any movement there.” Some faint light from the outside fills the room thanks to the hole created by the orc though the rest of the facility is still dark. Just as both Eldwine and Lycoris enter, they would hear the sound of someone fumbling with the door leading to this room, having trouble due to the fact he couldn’t see. Whoever it was, they needed to be dealt with swiftly and he suddenly felt too weak to do it himself.
  14. Quick question, is Xavier going to be moving through the sally port to the outside and punching from the outside or was the plan to move south inside the building, enter mechanical, and punch from the inside?
  15. @sheep I am digging this approach you have there. My character would likely take a mix of #3 with a dabble of #2 when the time is right as long as revenue still goes up and no one is the wiser. That extra stash can be handy to help the unfortunate or those just looking to get that extra edge in Terrenus.
  16. Yes it is. Got any ideas in mind to add to our plans? The more the merrier imo. If you need a recap or need help easing on in let us know.
  17. @Vilhardt are you planning on jumping in now or after the board shenanigans get underway? We can skip you for now if you like or if you are tied up for a short while we can wait. I dont want this thread to go dead so we may just end up skipping you this round and then you can come in whenever.
  18. Well that could go either way. I can see Lycoris providing an antidote either on site or beforehand so he is ok. @vielle can let us know otherwise. Obtenebra is resistant to a variety of poisons and should be able to sort of consume the toxins. If it has encountered the basic components before then it should be fine, otherwise it will go crazy for a while until it adapts. Mimicking any filtration from a usual mask though would assume that Xavier or Obtenebra knows how that works which is not likely so I think a gracious Lycoris would be the best bet unless we also say there is a finite window that Xavier needs to hightail it out of there to get to his next objective.
  19. Xavier's relationship with the sentient slime is in its infancy but it could likely maintain something as long as Xavier keeps his cool and doesn't do anything drastic. EDIT: I agree with @Tyler concerning the timing of our objectives.
  20. After I saw the map yesterday, what you just layed out there was mostly what I thought would end up being the plan. The distraction would have to cause a considerable amount of chaos for the punching on the eastern wall to not alert someone though I think. Also, there was mention of cameras and the like too that I thought we needed a plan to disable so maybe cutting power and releasing toxin seems best.
  21. The cagey antics of this man were monitored with utmost scrutiny. It did not matter that his loquacious demeanor reminded him of the devil of Patia or that his responses held a measure of believability. It certainly did not matter that Karuna sought to acquire something from him either. For all her usefulness, Karuna was no member of this ailing family..at least not yet. For this reason, he let her roam free, susceptible to the dangers that could come should this enigmatic man decide to show his hand. Standing near Lunara at all times, he moved without any consideration of the obstacles before him. Stray books were trampled in his wake. Even though his massive frame found trouble at certain points maneuvering through the man’s home, the baseline expression on Agony’s face never faltered. The ancient being remained sentinel in stance and gruff in demeanor as usual. As the man let Karuna peruse for a book of her choosing but then began to deny many of her choices, Agony grew as irritated as the witch though likely for a different reason. Agony, with all the tact he could decidedly muster at this time, let his forceful words escape him, playing off of Lunara’s more recent words toward the man concerning her misuse of her new fire spell. “Your knight believes this is a waste of time…” Agony was not known for his humor, the gravity of the situations he frequently places himself in usually far too involved to have allowed him to decipher what he considered funny. This is why this specific departure from his terse disposition might only surprise Lunara. Crimson eyes stared at the robed man with their usual ferocity as he let loose a few more choice words. “Give the little witch what she needs….”
  22. Dolor Aeternum

    The See-All

    Agony did not respond to the attempt at assurance that Lunara gave concerning her abilities. He offered no rebuttal nor acceptance but that did not mean he negated any of it. Hubris had been the cause of his own folly and had the Great Devourer not spared him for his own evil machinations it would have been his doom. This humility may be veiled rather well by the boldness of his words but he knew he would never escape the stain of his own failure unless he fashioned a new path. One he could not see himself succeed at without the fairy and the Mutator as beacons he could return to should he become wayward again. Eyes fixated upon the tall black towers in the distance for a few seconds as he began to march forward. Lunara’s suggestion of forcing a creature in Yh’mi to submit to them seemed to irk Agony visibly as he moved his head swiftly to face her, the metallic sound that caused making the sharp movement all the more noticeable. “I can take us there myself.” Agony’s appreciation of the creatures present here was in its infancy but if he could avoid introducing oppression upon them then he would. Obtenebra changed textures along Agony’s chest, creating a considerable indent that was meant to house someone twice the size of Lunara before it meticulously decreased its size and then extended a long fibrous tendril toward the fairy. The sound of hooves were heard in the distance then, a large Saevion mother moving with two of her children navigating the area. The mother was exceptionally tall even for her species, with a three and a half meter height that her children seemed to strive toward as their two meter height was just as noticeable. Stark red contrasted with the black fur of the mother who stopped abruptly to lift her head, staring with pitch black eyes in their direction. Forcefully stepping forward, it was clear that she was observing both of them to see if they intended on encroaching upon their territory. A single step forward was all it took for a faint smell to tickle those who could smell and for the Saevion’s thunderous hooves to break into a gallop that signaled it was not appreciative of what it considered a threat. Agony, however, just continued to look at Lunara, waiting for her to either comply with his suggestion or provide a counter, seemingly indifferent to the now vehement approach of the Saevion mother.
  23. @vielle Just so I have my expectations straight, you plan on just 👀 all thread or will you yeet in with someone when the time is right?
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