Canadian Confederation Bridge: P:E Stage 1 Bridge between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, Canada
Posted 05 June 2011 - 04:05 AM
A peaceful day. Canadian Naval force is scouting the area as a daily check up. There has been a recent disturbance in the area. Several minutes prior, a large object appeared in the Northumberland Straight. It was unknown what it was, but the naval forces in the immediate area were deployed immediately. They were a branch off of the Maverick Hunters known as the Sea Hunters. In the area, a creature who came from the [Coast off of British Columbia]... It was a large, animaloid, three headed Hydra.
Posted 10 July 2011 - 03:41 AM
The captain on the ship looked over. "Prepare the torpedoes. It could be a foe." he said.
The Hunter at the Radar nodded and grabbed a mic. "This is Control Tower. Come i-" he stopped as the entire ship rocked. He looked down at the radar and saw the large object was directly under it. There was a large bang and the room they were in began tilting to one direction very fast.
"What happened!?" the captain asked.
"It's a foe!" he shouted as he grabbed the mic before the power got cut. "Power's lost! We have to-" before the Hunter could finish shouting into the Mic, the Control Tower exploded, along with the rest of the bridge.
The Tsunami Hydra tore a hole in the bottom of the main patrol ship and used the Hydro Pump in the engine room. The high pressure water tore through the engine causing the ship's destruction. Six other ships in the area, near the bridge itself immediately took notice. On the ships...
"What is the Federation's Hydra doing here!?" the captain of the smaller ship asked. "Feh, doesn't matter. Contact them immediately."
Somebody working the communications HUB in the Control Room nodded and began looking through the numbers to contact the Federation base. He saw it and punched it in and began to speak into the Mic. "Federation Base of New Hera, your Hydra just attacked our Command Ship at Northumberland Straight. Please explain how and why it's here." he shouted.
There was silence. There was another bang on the ship. The captain looked around to see four other ships have been destroyed simultaneously seemingly with mines. The person working the communications patched into the base closest to New Hera.
"Abel City Maverick Hunter base! We are under attack by a Federation Naval Defense Animaloid! Repeat, we are-AAUUUUGH!" the Operator said, being cutoff as he screamed due to the room exploding.
The final ship sent out one last message to the hunter's before being attacked themselves...
"Abel City! All of our ships are doomed, the Hydra is going for the bridge, humans are in danger! Help the-" was all that could be said.
Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:47 PM
"SIIIIGGGGMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!" the Hydra's three heads shouted out.
Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:44 PM
The gold glow of the Vanallia Desert's IT station quickly turns blue before dissipating, revealing the destroyed interior of the IT Bay. The second the station shuts off, Ryuta suddenly falls against the wall it stood against, indicating the rest of the ship had been washed up on shore at an angle.
He props himself on his elbows as he looks around for a way out, seeing two automated doors on adjacent ends, most likely to avoid clutter during evacuation or when reinforcements were needed. Why no one thought of this as they were being based round by a giant dragon was beyond him; probably too disoriented and startled by the sudden attack to bring up the idea.
Ryuta pushes himself onto his feet and stumbles towards the door pressing his back on the floor once he got there and slamming his feet against it, breaking it from its threshold and dropping him waist deep into the ocean. At this depth, the robe doesn't react and retreat into the medallion, but rather float along the surface.
Ryuta wads out of the shadows of the beached ship and climbs up the rocky incline until he found himself in the park near the bridge. Most of the civilians who dove off the bridge during the attack were washed up along the shore, both as corpses and exhausted lumps trying to catch their breaths from the arduous swim. He decides to help the ones that were still alive while he waits for the Hunters to show up, jumping down from rock to rock until he reached the furthest from solid ground, then hauling the person onto his shoulders and jumping back onto the grassy terrain before laying him in the shallow area of the trees' shades to get as much sunlight as possible without being spotted by the dragon despite its attention being drawn on the remaining occupants of the bridge.
Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:54 AM
"Where is it!?" Kazuo asked. Chiba shook his head. "NO TIME TO ASK!" Chiba shouted as he dashed onto the road and towards the bridge itself. Axl did the same, preparing his pistols. Kazuo started out in a weak dash before beginning to just run rather than dash.
Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:16 AM
The legendary Hunter, Zero, and detective, Omicron, arrived in pulses of light along with the others on the mainland near the bridge. Zero quickly drew the Z-Saber handle from the unit his back, and switched it on. A beam of green light extended from the blade as he kicked forward to follow Axl. He was momentarily struck by the frantic nature of the scenario, but knew him, X, and Axl were the most qualified to take down the Maverick itself. Some of the others would have to help the escaping humans.
Omicron was stunned momentarily by the scene of human survivors struggling to get to the mainland. The detective proceeded towards the nearest shoreline to help the injured humans.
"Hold on!" he yelled, approaching the nearest group...!
Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:43 AM
Posted 12 August 2011 - 04:08 AM
Now would have been a good time to track them down and hand over the vial, but he then sees Zero teleport in and rush off to help the other Hunters battle the sea-dwelling dragon.
Zero is the last person Ryuta wants draw attention from; no matter what the situation or how many people attest to his decision for coming here, Zero will still use every excuse within the three laws to keep Maverick Hunter believing he is a threat to human safety and provoke them to apprehend and drag him back to their base to be put under cryogenic suspension.
Even though the dragon attacking the bridge was a much bigger concern than the removal of a "traumatized case" whose only cause for concern is encouraging the rest of humanity to follow the examples of the organization that mutilated him, Ryuta wasn't going to take any chances standing around, contemplating whether the first group that teleported around Axl and Kazuo were the ones the scientist pointed out earlier. He pulls the hood further over his head to cast more shadows along his face while making his way back towards the beached ship, intending to hide out there until the situation has quelled enough for him to try and approach the detective, who had also shown up alongside Zero, without alerting the more flustered Hunters to his approach and recognizing the face under his hood.
(I'll post X's arrival once the other Hunter's arrive, I just wanted to get Ryuta's reaction out of the way)
Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:42 PM
The Violet hunter teleported in a little off-stray course; she had been zapped in right on the bridge! Surrounded by panicking humans and reploids she spotted someone out of the chaos! "No way," she dashed over while also keeping a look out for the massive hydra.
"Betty, that you.. oh my god, you Hunters pick wonderful-" the red reploid coughed immensely- "timing."
"Captain, what happened to you?" She asked, seeing the missing limbs from her former Captain. No asking why he was here, straight to the point.
"The Federation loyalists dispatched me to lead a Black Ops squad in order to keep more reconaissance on the bugger because more mav.." he coughed even more, nearly as a roar from somewhere echoed in-"Look you understand the shenanigans more than I do... just forget about me for now, focus on your mission. Its why I promoted you to begin with years ago.."
She nodded hesitantly and ignited her scimitar. "Alright then, I'll come back for you!" She dashed off towards the edge of the bridge, still trying to avoid civilians. "This is Juno, I'm directly on the bridge! Visuals?"
Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:11 PM
"Dammit!" Chiba shouted.
On all of the Hunter's comm's...
"This is Pallatte. Juno is located on the third isolated piece of bridge, only 2-10ths of the way to the middle. The I-Beams exposed in the gaps are sturdy enough to allow for one Reploid to jump on and off within a second. Any longer and the metal could weaken which could lead to the entire section of the bridge to fall over. Juno, send out an SOS. We can lock onto your signal that way and transport any civilians from the area to Hunter Base." Pallatte said to them all.
Another voiced started up.
"This is Alia. I'll be managing the teleporation of the innocents to Hunter Base. There is slight disturbance so we can't pinpoint the Hydra's current location. Layer is working on that. As for the rest of you, as Juno was told to do, simply send out an SOS when next to a group of civilians and we can track your position and teleport those to safety." Alia said.
It was clear that there was some static. There was something causing interference in the area.
"Yes! Thank you." Chiba shouted as his microphone seemed to be already attached to him.
Chiba arrived at the first isolated piece of the bridge and immediately released an SOS signal. Several humans and Reploids teleported one by one. The interference was preventing a mass transportation. Axl saw that as the humans and Reploids cleared, there were common enemies around. Mettaurs were attacking the humans as there were already several corpses just from Mettaurs. They seemed much more violent than before. A smallpack of six Mets approached the Hunter's on the first area meanwhile in Juno's location, as soon as the transmission ended, Mets were already ambushing her and the others on the bridge. Same goes for the mainland as Mets came from the shores, or jumped off of the overhead supports and wires. Kazuo didn't realized it before, but now he did. He was in this for real.
Posted 13 August 2011 - 09:49 PM
Zero was irritated by the panicking civilians. This made the situation infinitely more difficult. He could only feel a little more relieved as they were slowly being transported out of the area. The oncoming Mechaniloids, though, were quickly becoming a nuisance. By then, Zero had arrived at Axl's and Chiba's position.
"What are you guys doing! Take those Mechaniloids down!" he yelled as he rushed past the group and several fleeing civilians! He slashed upwards at a nearby Mettaur in a vertical swing, catching it from below its sturdy helmet!
Omicron wouldn't have the chance to thank the other Reploid's offer to help as the Mettaurs began to descend from the bridge and follow the civilians onto the shore! The detective activated a signal to his position when he finally arrived to help the group of civilians! At the same time, he aimed at several Mettaurs trailing the group and began to release a volley of rapid-fire shots at any Mechaniloid that approached, being careful not to injure any civilians...!
Posted 13 August 2011 - 10:20 PM
Ryuta stops a few meters from the beached ship and turns to see the Mettaur swarm attacking every civilian in the area. He grits his teeth, being helpless to join in without drawing attention from the Hunters he didn't want to be noticed by, but soon finds that his reluctance to stay out had been dashed as most of the hoard had spotted him and began scuttling and bouncing towards him.
Tightening the pressure of his clenched teeth, he shoves his hand through the robe and into his pants pocket and pulls out his low-powered beam saber, swinging it towards the first Met that jumped at him, barely managing to activate its dull blade long enough to smack it across the eyes and into the other oncoming Mets, leaving it permanently blind, but not irreparable.
Unable to see, the Met begins going berserk, bashing and shooting all the other Mets standing in its way, provoking them to fight back only to start accidentally hitting each other and confusing themselves into an all out massacre. Ryuta saw it fitting to leave them to their own fiasco and continue to the beached ship, but by now the noise would have drawn half the Hunters' attention towards the onslaught and eventually notice him making a break for the beached ship, leaving the grave possibility of uncovering the IT coordinates to the Vanallia Desert's underground base and seizing control of it just so he would have one less shadow to hide in and "fuel his hatred for humankind". Not wanting to let that happen, he instead makes a break for the shades of the mainland's park, making it seem like he was running to safety rather than to a close hiding spot where he can still see the action and make the appropriate exchange of the Ordarium.
Posted 13 August 2011 - 10:48 PM
Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:07 AM
Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:49 AM
"DAMMIT!" Chiba shouted as he saw the massive gap to where Juno was located.
The Hydra was already moving around underwater, it's body barely visible through the rushing waves. Axl looked into the water seeing the massive size as it shook other areas of the bridge.
Meanwhile, Mega Man R was running around Prince Edward Island, releasing an SOS in various areas after filling the innocents in of the dangers and teleporting them off the island.
"This is Layer. The Hydra is able to deploy small scale enemies which are currently terrorizing the innocents on the bridge. They are mainly cannon fodder; a decoy to distract you. Do your best to simply release SOS' to the humans and Reploids trapped on the bridge. We can distinguish innocents from common Mavericks so you don't need to worry about teleporting Mets to the base. The Hydra also has a high-pressure water pump that can easily tear through the bridge and Reploids with ease. There is little to no warning for this maneuver." Layer said, already working on analyzing the data she had available to her.
Posted 14 August 2011 - 05:47 AM
IIn between Takashi's maneuver and giving the SOS signal nearby groups of civilians, and even witnessing one of the Hydra's heads attack the bridge, Omicron briefly caught a glimpse of something or someone attack one of the Mettaurs, causing it to seemingly go blind and attack its Mechaniloid brethren. The result caused the group of Mechaniloids to slowly turn against each other in confusion. Confident that whatever had happened rendered that particular Mettaur unit useless, the detective was able to focus once more and annihilating any more Mettaurs that approached. He turned his attention upwards towards the bridge, firing at Mechaniloids that were jumping from the bridge to attack survivors down below! The detective looked around again, seeing another group of survivors huddled together trying to make it inland. He ran over to them, tapping his communicator with his free hand to activate the SOS signal and secure the survivors' safety.
Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:04 PM
"Isn't there anything that can keep the civilians safe while their being teleported out of the area?" he asked, "The IT can't teleport an entire traffic without sacrificing some of its RAM, and the more we focus on the civilians escaping the bridge, the more chance that Maverick has of wiping out the ones still trapped on it.
Ryuta pokes his head around the tree he hid behind, seeing X now joining the detective and another Hunter in evacuating civilians. Worried he might be spotted, he clambers up the tree, hoping to stay hidden within the leaves covering its branches. Though he had been aware that X was starting to understand his ability to adapt and function like a human being, he still doesn't trust he won't be apprehended at first glance, especially with Zero around to pressure him into remembering why he needs to be put to rest.
Ryuta doesn't want to keep assuming Zero's is the only Hunter in the base who wants to bar his very existence from the knowledge of the public, but his last encounter 50 years ago continues to negate any reason to believe he would eventually follow the same assumption as X and any other veteran Hunter who began to notice how well he was regaining his humanity despite their hardwired calculations on how humans would react after such a traumatic nightmare. This only raised the possibility that once the situation had been dealt with, Omicron would most likely leave with X, ruining the very reason he came here in the first place. Ryuta needs to find some way of getting the vial to him to give to the three reploids without X and the other Hunters noticing and inadvertently popping the cork keeping the Ordarium inside.
Looking down at the tree, he noticed that some of its bark is beginning to lose the sap keeping it glued to its side. An idea soon pops in his head as he begins looking around for a sizable piece of bark before spotting one off to the side, barely noticeable by anyone with a simple eye. Keeping an eye out to make sure none of the Hunters were looking, he positions his knees on two different branches, bunching the tails of his robe to one arm while flipping upside and grabbing the loose bark with his other hand, tearing it out with a barely audible ripping noise. He quickly flips back into his normal position before anyone heard the noise and examines the bark, seeing the sap still oozing from its tan side, then reaches into his pocket and pulls out the Kazuo plushie he got from the crane game at the Amusement Park, pressing its back against the sap before tugging on it to make sure it doesn't slip out during the next phase of his plan.
Ryuta reaches into his other pocket and pulls out the vial of Ordarium, placing it on the plushie and tying its arms tightly around it so it doesn't jostle loose and shatter on any of the sparse rocks making up the grassy slope. He then looks around for something to carve into the back of the bark so the detective would be able to see it before he decides to tamper with the contents. Seeing nothing he could reach without leaving the shadows of the tree, he sighs with reluctance before pulling one of his wings forward and stabbing it into the thickest branch he could find, ripping a hole into it while sending feathers fluttering down to the roots and grass below.
Disregarding any possibility anyone noticing the oddly colored feathers, Ryuta pulls the wing back, ripping out more of its feathers and the meshed fabric holding them together while exposing the metallic structure that controls its stiffness and flexibility. He then takes the smallest metallic bone and snaps it off the structure, using the broken end to carve a drawing of an uncorked vial tipping to the side and spilling the content, then scratching an "X" over it in the hopes it the detective would know he shouldn't open it. He next scratches the letter "R" in the center of the bark before scratching an arrow pointing from the vial towards it. Finally, to make sure the "don't open" message sinks in, Ryuta bites the tip finger of his glove and pulls it off, using the broken end of the bone to slit the center of his index finger, causing blood-like fluids to seep out the opening which he then rubes onto the "X".
After checking it over to make sure everything is secured, Ryuta pulls his glove back on before sliding back down the obscure side of the tree and peeking around it enough to place the bark on the edge of the slope and position it towards the detective. Once confident of the angle, he pushes it down the slope before jumping back into the shadows of the trees to wait and see what happens next.
He is completely oblivious to the lone, orange feather that had somehow gotten stuck on the sap of the bark during the process.
Posted 15 August 2011 - 01:15 AM
Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:04 PM
Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:50 PM
"Are you alright!?" Chiba asked as he saw whatever small time enemies were still there approach them.
He ran forward and merely kicked the now hat-less Met into another Met. The one he kicked exploded and made the last Met stagger back off of the bridge. Axl looked at the walls of the bridge. He ran towards them and did a dash followed by a jump and proceeded to wall jump up the wall to the top of the suspension. He ran across the broken and dangerous suspension that rocked and creaked with every step Axl took. His hover would have allowed him to cross the large gap that Chiba, with his incredibly fast dash barely made it over but he wanted to test the suspensions to see if the others could follow since he could hover if necessary. Kazuo looked at Axl and then back to Zero. Kazuo generated a gravity field around himself. Before he could move however... Water shot up from next to the bridge. Lots of water. A large head popped out of the water. IT was the Hydra's second head looking down upon the small bridge.
"Jeez, big guy... That thing could swallow six of me whole!" Axl said in excitement and shock as well as fear.
Kazuo looked up at the massive head. He staggered back and fell to the ground, his field falling apart. The vibrations of the bridge itself caused the suspensions Axl was on to fail. He fel backward off of it as it began to crumble. he was almost upside down when his head kicked in. He quickly flipped himself around in the air and activated his hover, hovering back to the bridged area Zero and Kazuo were on.