Ulfat Factory A magma-powered facility that produces various reploids and mechaniods
Posted 30 November 2010 - 11:54 PM
Ryuta lands on the roof of the factory, muffling a sigh through his nose as he shakes the wings off his arms and pulls the bag out of his mouth. He looks around to figure out where he was, finding a nearby ventilation shaft used to filter out the smoke and heat of the interior, indicating he may have landed on a mass production factory of sorts.
Like most of the Island save for the capital, the branching isles had little to no visible opening, making entrance without force virtually impossible. Ryuta could've just settled for finishing his meal on the roof and venturing off to other places to look for parts to repair the mechaniloids abandoned at Tiana Camp, but he wasn't a big fan of littering (Seeing as his firebomb would only scatter the ashes into the ocean to be choked on by the passing sea-life), plus he couldn't think of any other place that had the parts needed to repair and recharge them.
Despite knowing that the place would be highly secured, Ryuta felt he should at least explore the area while it was still being reestablished back under to the operations of Giga City and the Federation. For now, he decides to just take it easy and finish the three packs of fries he had little time to chew on. Finding a place near one of the ventilation fans sticking out of the factory, he leans against the pillar below the pumpkin-shaped fan and continues munching on his meal.
Posted 03 December 2010 - 12:02 AM
Poking his head through the hole, he finds the remains of a mass producing machine shipping out various kinds of preons from the looks of the halted conveyer belt seen through the wall of windows seperating it from the rest of the room.
Seeing this as his only means of getting inside without forcing an opening or being spotted, Ryuta grabs the jagged edge of the hole and flips the rest of his body inside, landing on his feet upon letting go. The rest of the room didn't have a whole lot of consoles controlling the production processes of the destroyed machine, suggesting that it was controlled by one person. He decides not to look further into the matter and heads out of the room, intending to see if he could scavange any loose parts and energy capsules to finalize his personal defenses at Tiana Camp.
Three rooms from the entrance, he finds himself at a maze-like section of conveyer belts standing over a pool of molten lava. Any normal human would have either suffocated from the invisible smoke if the volcanic temperature doesn't do them in first; being reconstructed to a fire-type, however, Ryuta hardly feels affected by the environment.
The direction of the conveyer belt rotating towards him suggests that someone else had been through here, making movement to the next pillar near impossible without overtaxing his legs getting there. He'd much prefer sparing himself the headache by just flying to the door at the other end, but with the only source of air being the ones filtering out the smoke and heat, flight was out of the question. Muffling a frustrated sigh, he turns to a console next to him and starts messing with the controls, trying to work the conveyer belts without giving himself away.
After some tinkering, the light turns yellow, causing the conveyer belts to reverse rotation. Bracing himself for what could be a long day of wrong turns and reversing of directions, Ryuta steps onto the conveyer belt and heads off to the next pillar, searching around for another belt that moved away from where he stood and getting on that to the next intersecting pillar.
Posted 06 December 2010 - 03:51 AM
Rather than find his way out of the room, he decides to stick around and examine each of the crates to see if there were any parts he could salvage and bring back to Tianna Camp. He heads towards one of the rows and climbs to the top, looking towards the first box he wasn't standing on. Romaging through his tool cylinder, he digs out a battery-powered welding tool and points it at the cracks seperating the lid from the rest of the crate, cutting through the nails and glue before carefully removing the lid and placing it off to the side.
The inside looked to be full of heart tanks meant to increase the stamina of any machine they were attached to. For mechaniloids, he estimated it would only take a couple of heart tanks to strengthen their endurance when under attack. The only thing he needed now were som energy capsules to revitalize their functions.
He digs out an armful of heart tanks before shoving the lid back on and manuvering his way through the mountain of storage in search of another crate that wasn't weighed down by its inanimate duplicates.
Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:08 AM
He eventually decides to haul the entire crate back to the nearest telepad and hope to find an option to take him straight to Tianna Camp rather than back to the teleport station in Air City; the last thing he needs is the operator getting blamed for allowing an intruder to infiltrate and steal unauthorized properties.
Tossing the heart tanks he dug up into the crate and banging the lid shut, Ryuta hauls the box into his arms and carefully scouring around for steps down to the metallic floor below. Once back on solid ground, he sets the crate down, finding the size to obscuring to carry through the narrow, unguarded bridges. Though he could withstand the deadly effects of the lava, he couldn't afford to lose the stuff he's "borrowed" so far if he accidentally walked himself over the edge in one of the four lava rooms interlinking the storage and conveyor areas.
Ryuta decides to head towards one of the unchecked doors, hoping to find something that would either act as a dolly or be constructed into one. As expected, he finds himself standing on yet another catwalk suspended over a pool of lava. The catwalk looped towards the door a few feet from where he came from with no bridge or jumping distance to save him the whole Cock Robin's Barn trip. Sighing in frustration, he starts to make his way around the bridge, deciding to check the other storage areas for crates that contained the same amount of large energy capsules, and if they were closer to any telepads that were set up in the outer areas of the factory.
After reaching the second door of the same wall and walking through an ventilated hallway, Ryuta thankfully finds one of the smaller storage areas. But as he was walking into the room, he heard beeping and looked towards the source to find a Sinedropper resting in one of the pathways leading to the other three doors in the room. Before he could assume it was a threat, a third beep sounds, causing the room to turn red and signaling it, along with three other Sinedroppers, to leap into the air and fly around the room a few seconds before dropping where they stopped, turning the room back to its natural lighting.
Ryuta had been warned about several rooms that were patrolled by these mechaniloids who only sound the alarm at the slightest movement or obscurity below where they land, giving him yet another headache to getting his supplies back to Tianna Camp without being alerted to the Federation or Giga City's main defense forces. He would have to pay careful attention to when the third beep sounds so he doesn't accidentally trip the alarm.
He starts with the first crates blocking his path, jumping onto the first crate before waiting on the third beep for the Sinedroppers to make their surveillance run, then uses his welding tool to cut an opening in the crate next to it and pushing the lid off before another surveillance run commenced.
While waiting for the Sinedroppers to pass around the room, Ryuta looked into the crate to find it full of the same Heart Tanks as the ones he accidentally left in the Energy capsule creates. Deciding not to bother going back to get them, he drops down from the crate he jumped onto after the Sinedroppers have made their rounds and tosses the lid back on, welding it shut to keep from knocking them off as he jumps on top of it and cuts an opening in the other crate to see what was inside while waiting for another pass, finding spare parts most likely meant to be added to the mechaniloids and reploids being produced on the assembly line. He waits for the Sinedroppers to stop moving before digging into the crate to see what he could take with him to repair the other mechanlioids left behind at Tianna Camp.
Posted 12 December 2010 - 10:26 PM
Once the Sinedroppers dropped to the ground, Ryuta drops down and makes a run towards another nearby crate, welding off the lid and hauling himself up high enough to see what was inside before the area turns red again, signaling another pass of the Sinedroppers. Having little to no problems staying propped on his hands due to the lack of nerves in his arms, Ryuta gazes into the crate, only finding old weapons that were nowhere useful to the mechaniloids he found throughout the camp, wasting another ounce of tolerance towards the prospect of having to run to another crate while dealing with the stop and go nonsense of the factory's security methods.
The room turns back to its normal color, allowing him to drop down and throw the lid back on before running off to the next crate he saw, welding its lid off and propping himself on his hands to see inside, finding the energy capsules he needed to recharge the abandoned mechaniloids. He drops down just as the Sinedroppers had rose into the air to make their security run. But as they were finishing up and finding their place to land, one of them inadvertently stops over Ryuta, detecting an unfamiliar obstruction in its path and sounding the alarm, almost startling him in the process.
Not wanting to engage in a fight that would just make his situation worse, Ryuta grabs as many energy capsules as he could find and dashes off towards the nearest door he could find, seeing it blocked off by two boxes with only a few feet of space identifying its very existence. Without questioning the possible fire hazard it presented, Ryuta grabs the corner of the crates with one hand and flings himself towards the very narrow opening, hearing it slide open just in time for him to fly through and land in another air conditioned hallway, possibly leading another room surrounded by the same Sinedroppers that may have already gotten a copy of his presence and are on the look out for his appearance.
Muffling a frustrated growl, Ryuta flops down to an Indian-style sitting position and slaps his back against the wall, deciding to wait a while for things to calm down before attempting to make his way towards the exit of the factory with hopes that the earlier fiasco didn't draw the attention of Giga City's federal officials.
Posted 18 December 2010 - 01:38 AM
Looking ahead of him, he noticed a slow turning fan spinning behind the vented wall of the hallway, filtering out the smoke and heat produced by the pools of lava that signified its identity.
Figuring it was the only way he could escape undetected and unhindered, Ryuta gets up and walks towards the wall-size vent, grabbing the tilted flaps and pulling on them, finding the structure too tightly bolted to simply remove. He looks towards the ceiling, pondering whether it would lead back out of the factory, before crouching down and tearing the medallion off his chest, causing the robe to glow vermillion and suck into it. He then unbuttons his gakuran trench coat and slips it off, revealing parts of his red and gray skin suit, spreading it out on the floor before piling the parts and energy tanks he dug up thus far into the center and tying the tail and arms into a knot, turning it into a makeshift sack.
Ryuta digs his arm through the knot, slinging the coat onto his right shoulder while reaching into his pocket and pulling out his low powered beam saber before crouching down and leaping towards the ceiling, stabbing the saber in as he swing his lower body and plants his feet on the metallic surface. Once situated, he takes out his welding pen and slices a square around the saber until he felt the weight of the thick layer fall off, dropping him back towards the heated floor as he slaps his hand down and bounces back onto his feet.
Looking back to the ceiling, he noticed the interior is pitch black, indicating there being a penum chamber to house more ventilation shafts and fans throughout the factory. Ryuta keeps a tight grip on the saber to keep it from turning off and releasing hold on the cut portion of the ceiling as he makes another leap towards the top of the hallway, grabbing the newly cut ledge and hauling himself into the chamber while plugging and welding the remains back in place.
The inside of the chamber was even hotter than the inhabited factory; even with a rebreathing apparatus, nor not being capable of breathing, the very exposure would have felled a person in a second. Ryuta barely manages to overcome this unbearable temperature thanks to his heat-resistant implants and structure, but he could hardly breathe without a scorching sensation scratching at his throat. He waits a moment for his eyes to adjust to the darkness before taking notice of several external vents strewn around him, each leading to different areas of the factory like a maze. Swallowing heavily, he starts to crawl around the chamber, hoping to find a shaft that would lead outside.
Posted 28 December 2010 - 11:38 PM
Sighing almost breathlessly with frustration, Ryuta flips onto his back and pulls out his low powered beam saber and stick the hilt into the ceiling, squeezing it a couple times until a burst of energy shoots up from the crystal within, then stabbing a hole into the metallic structure. Without waiting to see if sunlight had seeped through, he begins cutting another square hole before placing his hand on the center and carefully pushing upwards, not only being greeted by the midday sunlight, but also the cool ocean air, indicating he had hit the factory surface.
He cautiously pulls himself onto the roof and places the square back in its place, using what little energy remained in his welding tool to seal the cut areas shut, before standing straight and observing his surroundings. So far, no patrol could be seen, but he wasn't about to stick around and see if they were late to respond.
Ryuta heads to the edge of the factory and slips onto the wall, digging his fingers and feet into the metallic shell to slow his descent into the ocean, waiting until the water enclosed around his body before letting go and making his way back towards the direction of Tianna Camp.
[To Tianna Camp]