Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
01-22-2017, 12:35 PM
Post: #101
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
Vigil glances at the new arrival, looks away, and then, as if his brain is processing what the man is wearing, looks back and stares.

"ARE... ARE YOU DRESSING UP LIKE A LAB WORKER OR SOMETHING?"
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01-22-2017, 12:38 PM
Post: #102
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This dude looked like a nerdy wimp, but at least he was honest about his name, probably. Akira gave him a smile and a wave.

"Hey! What's up? My name's Akira. Welcome to the party table."
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01-22-2017, 12:40 PM (This post was last modified: 01-22-2017 01:23 PM by Galloglasses.)
Post: #103
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Heavy footfalls approached down the hall accompanied by the click of something heavy on linoleum. Not long after the mad scientist entered, a tall plague doctor looking motherfucker in heavy looking kevlar armour covered by a long black, billowing coat with a felt cap stepped into the room, carrying a silver topped shillelagh in one hand. Numerous metal clinks could be heard as he moved. His face was obscured by an ornate, dark metal beaked mask as he observed the surrounding characters in the room, lingering momentarily on the giant bug monster in the room that everyone was apparently cool with, before moving on.

"Evening." The Raven said.

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01-22-2017, 12:40 PM
Post: #104
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
Max smiles at Akira.

"Nice to meet you, Akira, I hope that we will work well together."

And to the person who screamed at him, Max just sighs.

"No, it's my costume, jeez. Max Volts, see the lightning bolt?"

He points out the logo and continues, "Electronics and tech are kind of my thing, so that's why I've got this stuff."

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01-22-2017, 12:43 PM
Post: #105
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"YEAH BUT IN A FIGHT YOU'LL JUST TRIP OVER THE APRO-AND THAT GUY'S DRESSED LIKE A BIRD."

Marcus rests his head in his hands.

"I SIGNED UP FOR A REALITY SHOW, DIDN'T I, THEY'RE WASTING TIME I COULD BE USING HUNTING ORWELL ON A REALITY SHOW."
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01-22-2017, 12:45 PM
Post: #106
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The Raven did not answer the growling man, he seemed to be studying the walls and looking for cameras.

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01-22-2017, 12:45 PM
Post: #107
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Huh. Furries. Alright.
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01-22-2017, 12:47 PM
Post: #108
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He just shakes his head at the crazy hobo. "Made sure to sew it so it doesn't get in the way," he said pointing out that it could indeed be put out of the way.

Max notices the newcomer, and is immediately kinda creeped out.

"Hello, nice to meet you?"

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01-22-2017, 12:47 PM
Post: #109
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"...Nice mask."

Elena gave a thumbs-up.

Who were all these people.
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01-22-2017, 12:49 PM
Post: #110
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"Thank you." He says directly at Elena before turning to look at Max. "A pleasure." The Raven says, offering his free hand for a shake.

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01-22-2017, 12:53 PM
Post: #111
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
Max shakes the hand and says,

"So, what do you do? I assume everyone here has some special skills that KNIGHT has recruited to fight the invasion, right?"

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01-22-2017, 12:56 PM (This post was last modified: 01-22-2017 12:56 PM by Galloglasses.)
Post: #112
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
"I'm something of a generalist." He replied, "Don't worry about it. I do not work for KNIGHT, I am... Returning a favour as it were."

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01-22-2017, 01:03 PM
Post: #113
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"Ah, so you're a freelancer then?"

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01-22-2017, 01:08 PM
Post: #114
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"Yes." he answered. "Pardon me, I do not get out much, I am only vaguely aware of our... insectoid companion's existence, though I know not their name. You said you were Max... Volt, was it?"

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01-22-2017, 01:16 PM (This post was last modified: 01-22-2017 01:16 PM by Vancho1.)
Post: #115
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
"Max Volts. Alias, partly, but that's the standard in this line of business anyway. And you are?"

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01-22-2017, 01:19 PM
Post: #116
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"The Raven"

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01-22-2017, 01:38 PM (This post was last modified: 01-22-2017 01:39 PM by Palamedes.)
Post: #117
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Simon shrugs at Akira. "You can call me Sy, I guess? I guess I just figured it was arrogant to go ahead and name myself, and I haven't really done enough for anyone else to do it. I'm still not certain why KNIGHT even wants me here."

He looks at the new people. Damn, a lot of known names here. He went back to his bag to fish out the notepad again.
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01-22-2017, 01:40 PM
Post: #118
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"I mean, you could tell us your REAL name, but me 'n Max here seem to be the only ones interested in that."

It didn't really occur to her that Max Volts might be a made up name.

Akira was a fucking dumbass.
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01-22-2017, 01:41 PM
Post: #119
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The Raven ignored her as he took note of the weapons in the room.

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01-22-2017, 02:42 PM
Post: #120
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"SY AS IN CYBORG, I'D GUESS? GREAT. MORE SCI-FI BULLSHIT."

Vigil sighed and started checking for cameras around the room himself.

"ALL THIS KNOWLEDGE AND RESOURCES AND THEY START A DAMN REALITY SHOW. ALIENS. WHY DID I BELIEVE THEM ABOUT THE ALIENS? SURE A GIANT BUG IS IN THIS ROOM WITH ME, BUT THAT'S PROBABLY JUST... MORE MAD SCIENCE, OR SOMETHING."
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01-22-2017, 02:46 PM
Post: #121
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Simon's helmet light rolls around the top of the mask. It's fairly clear he just rolled his eyes, but not at who.

"It's not short for cyborg. It's short for my name."
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01-22-2017, 02:57 PM
Post: #122
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Max nodded at Raven, then went to Sy.

"Max. It's also short for my name. What's your specialty, something technological?"

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01-22-2017, 03:04 PM
Post: #123
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"Something like that, yeah. For observation and security mostly - and fighting a little. You?"
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01-22-2017, 03:06 PM
Post: #124
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"I'm an inventor, do all sorts of stuff. Mechanical, electronic, you name it."

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01-22-2017, 03:54 PM
Post: #125
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"YEAH, I GET THAT, DO A LITTLE OF THAT MYSELF."

Vigil was currently checking a dark corner of the ceiling with what appeared to be an arrow that had a light shining out of the rear end of it.

"EVEN DESIGNED MY COMPOUND BOW. ONE OF A KIND. PNEUMATICALLY EXTENDS WHEN NEEDED, THEN CAN BE COMPRESSED FOR EASY TRAVEL. YOU HAVE TO BE CRAFTY IN THIS BUSINESS."
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01-22-2017, 04:34 PM
Post: #126
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"Yeah, I know what you mean. Innovation's important if you're going to run around fighting crime all by yourself.

Does anyone have any idea how many more people we're waiting on?"
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01-22-2017, 04:45 PM
Post: #127
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
HERE IS WRIT THE STORY OF CASEY'S JOURNEY TO KNIGHT HQ AND THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL.
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Casey is curling up in his room under several blankets, eating ice cream and pizze whilst watching tv sadly now he's on the down swing.

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The next morning, he was woken up at around 7 AM by a text from Grimm.

Grimm:
<Need you in the control room.>
<ASAP.>

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"Grasbplb" He said, upon reading the text. He slowly typed out <Be there soon.>

No time for a shower or anything, urgh.

Right, getting dressed in fresh clothing, water to the face, chug down about 2 litres of water to wake up and be acting semi-presentable and off he went.

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Grimm was in the command center, facing the hologram projector at the center of the room. The model of the Earth had been replaced by a model of the solar system, and Casey could see a large fleet of warships heading in towards Earth. They were moving quite fast, and were currently moving past Neptune!

"Agent Kane," Grimm said, looking towards Casey. "Earth is about invaded by aliens."

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*blink*

Casey stared at the warships, then the Earth and then at Grimm.

He asked tiredly "What's the plan then?"

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"You're going to Washington D.C.," he told Casey. "Once there, you'll meet with some other KNIGHT-affiliated specialists, and you'll work to convince the aliens that Earth isn't worth it. Meanwhile, we'll do our best to defend Scath."

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"Really? Not someone..." He tried to think of who was here who could specialise in fighting aliens.

He sighed. "Yeah, all right. I'll get more orders up there? Do we know anything about these aliens? What they want? How bad this is?"

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"You will. We know a fair bit, but there'll be a briefing in Washington for you guys."

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"Right."

Casey stood there for a moment. Then he went up to Grimm and offered out a hand.

"Good luck Sir."

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Grimm took it and shook.

"To you as well. The plane is waiting at the airport."

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"Oh. I guess I'll just..."

Probably was a bad time to bother packing for the trip to D.C.

Hoped he could get pictures for the fam that wouldn't need to be erased for national security and secrecy.

"Right. Again, bye then."

Time to go flying.

He'd never gone on a plane before. Felt nervous about the idea. Although that could be the fact that the planet was about to be enrolled in an alien war...

He resisted the urge to call anyone and leave a soppy message for now. Plane time, yaaaay.
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He went down to the airport, and went out onto the airport runway, where he was driven in a small car to a waiting military cargo jet.

"Right!" said his driver, a little airport security guy. "Head on over, that's your ride!"

He was not with KNIGHT. He just worked at the airport.

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"Cool, thanks dude." Casey tipped the guy a 50. Money may not matter in a week so...

"I'd spend that quickly. Not for any reason but...Y'know, never mind, have a nice day."

He quickly got out to walk off over to the plane, the car noticeably moving as he got out of the vehicle.
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He found that there was only two people on the airplane: his pilot and copilot. Seemed he was having a nice private plane ride.

In a cargo hold.

With a bunch of military-grade stuff.

Alone.
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Was pretty tempting to open up one of these crates.

Also, as it turns out, Casey was not only terrified of water, but also of flying.

Waaaaaaaah.

At least if they crashed they'd probably make a really big explosion.

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

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A short while later, they landed in DC!

A KNIGHT agent met him at the airport (tall fellow, rather quiet, but polite) and drove him off the runway and out the gate. They went down to a nearby office building.

"The office building is a cover. The KNIGHT HQ is hidden underneath," he told Casey as they pulled into the nearby parking garage.
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"...What's the secret entrance for this place then?" He asked, still annoyed that Scath's was a toilet.

"Also, when's the meeting and everything. I assume us out-of-towners will be staying at the HQ for this?"
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"Secret entrance?" asked the KNIGHT agent. "We just use the elevator. If you're authorized as a KNIGHT agent, the illusion on the elevator control panel is lifted, and you can see a button for the B2 floor. You press that? You're teleported down."

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Casey stared at the guy.

"God, that is so much cooler." he complained, shaking his head in disgust.

"Alright then, but oh." He put up a finger.

"First things first, where's the bathroom? Because I drank my days water at about 6 AM this morning, then got on a plane here and I need to go."
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"There's one right out of the elevator. I'll accompany you down there," he said. "Follow me?"
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"Lead on."

"Also, you don't need to accompany me to the bathroom, just pointing it out will be fine. Unless, you're got like, super-advanced toiletries I guess."
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"More meant down into the base," he replied, as they got into the executive elevator.

The doors closed, and the agent pressed a spot beneath the B1 floor button.

A few moments passed. The elevator was not moving.
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Casey looked at the guy.

"So, this teleportation thing. Does it like tingle or hurt or wh-"
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Suddenly, Casey's entire perspective changed. They were now in a rather massive lobby with a KNIGHT insignia spread across the floor, and across the far wall. There were hundreds of KNIGHT agents walking around the underground base, tending to their business, running reports, doing their business.

"Here we are."
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"-at?"

He turned around. Then a bit more. And a bit more. And finished a full 360.

"Huh."

Casey was fulled with a bit more confidence on seeing all these guys and this big set-up.
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"Ah. Well. Nice place you got here."

He sniffed casually. "Wouldn't say it's exactly homey though." Still feeling some loyalty to Scath HQ.

"Anyway-" He looked at the guy. "Sorry, never got your name? Official introduction. I'm Casey Kane, currently looking for the bathroom. And yourself?" He put out a hand for shaking.
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"Agent Sean Rogers," he said, shaking Casey's hand.

He led Casey to the bathroom.
"KNIGHT regional HQ for the entirety of North America," he told Casey.
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"Are you...Are you just gonna wait here whilst I go?" He asked awkwardly, hand on the door.

Didn't really like the idea of someone waiting outside whilst he went to the bathroom.
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"Yeah, I'll be out here. I need to lead you to the conference room afterwards," he said, taking a seat on a bench outside the restroom.
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"Oh...Okay..."

He kinda wanted to take a crap also, but now...he didn't want Sean to think he was taking like, a dump-long piss, but he also didn't want to tell the guy he was taking a dump too.

He just stared at Roger for a bit, then awkwardly went in.

Fuck it, he'd just take a piss.

...

......

.........

FUCK!

HE COULDN'T PISS KNOWING ROGER WAS WAITING, AND THAT HE HAD TO CRAP TOO.

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Well.

What a dilemma.
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IT MATTERED, ALRIGHT?

God, fuck it, he'd already taken too long. He was just going to take a dump then.

So long as no one came in, it should be fine. He couldn't go with someone like, a foot away from him.

As he sat down, still nervous, he remembered that he was actually super heavy and shouldn't sit down too hard, as he was already descending.
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Casey obliterated that toilet.
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OH GOD, WATER EVERYWHERE, AHH.

IT WAS ALL OVER HIM, GOD, FUCKING GROSS TOILET WATER, URGH.

"FUCK, FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK!"

OH FUCK, ROGER PROBABLY HEARD THAT. NOOOOO-
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It was, indeed, a disaster.

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Casey stood up, and went over to the mirror, and just rested his head against the glass.

Wincing as the mirror cracked.

Jesus.

Alright, after about 5 minutes of getting his shattered bearings together, he did his business in the other stall.

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He finally managed to take his crap and piss.

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Now he just had to leave.

Soaking wet.

Right.

Urgh.

He nutted up and just walked out.
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Sean was outside, seeming worried.

He looked at Casey.

"Whoa. What the hell happened to you?" he asked.
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"I..."

He shook his head.

"Look, just...Can I get some spare clothes please?" He said miserably, looking up at Roger and giving a serious sad puppy look.
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"Uh...yeah, sure, we can get you a spare suit," he said, nodding.
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"Thanks. Let's...Let's just go please?!" He asked pleadingly.
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He nodded, and led Casey to the quartermaster, where he got Casey a new suit.
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Fuck it, Casey was taking a shower too, he just had toilet water over him, he did not care about being late, so bugger off anyone who tried to stop him from a five minute god-damn shower.
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The shower was done, the new suit was acquired.

All was well.
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Casey had just relaxed into his rocky form in the shower, and as he'd put the suit on.

"Right, ready to go then. Sorry for the...issue, there, Rogers."

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"All right! Right this way."

He led Casey deeper into the facility, to a conference room! It had sixteen leather rolling chairs, a conference table, lots of room to stand or walk, and a lot of people already present!

Rogers told Casey to hang out there for a bit, and that others would be along shortly.

Then he fucked off.
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SO ENDS THE BALLAD OF HOW CASEY GOT HERE.
Outside the door, Casey sighed, rubbing his eyes. Christ, he could hear people arguing and yelling in there. Shit must be heating up as they discussed the whole BUG WAR invasion and dealing with it. Probably were coming up with tonnes of different plans and things. He took a moment to pray they didn't ask him to volunteer any advice. Right, well, he looked presentable anyway. Just outta the shower, wearing a fresh and simple KNIGHT suit, good professional look. Was in his rocky form, so, ideally he wouldn't get questioned too much about his dark cyan sandpaper skin and the blue/green rock/gems sticking out of his flesh, like around his right eye, or his silvery metal hair, or his feralish cloudy green teeth, or stupid weird eyes...

He paced up and down behind the door a few times again. God he looked like a fucking freak.

And he was short. But that was an old issue that was somewhat negligible relatively.

Right, okay, they're professionals, it'd be fine. Few looks, probably seen weirder, some of them COULD be weirder.

Deep breath. Casey opened the meeting room door.

Yep, he was right, some of them WERE weirder, or at least just weird.

"Er, k-he...Hello?" He asked, voice cracking slightly. "This is the 'specialist' 'bug-war' meeting, right?" He smiled timidly.

“One day you wake up and realize the world can be conquered.” - Doctor Impossible
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01-22-2017, 04:51 PM
Post: #128
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
"Bug war? Huh, so the invading aliens are insectoid? Dammit, KNIGHT, leaving out vital information like that!"

Max steps over to the newcomer, and looks over his weird skin. Well, it's probably linked to some superpower or something.

"I'm Max, by the way. And you are?"

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01-22-2017, 04:53 PM (This post was last modified: 01-22-2017 04:53 PM by MQuinny1234.)
Post: #129
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
"Oh, good, I am-." He coughed again, and tried to sound more confident and manly, for god's sake. "I'm agent Kane. Pleasure to meet you Max."

He put a hand out to shake, looked at it, and then immediately snapped it back to his side.

Then, just looked kinda nonchalant about that.

“One day you wake up and realize the world can be conquered.” - Doctor Impossible
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01-22-2017, 04:55 PM (This post was last modified: 01-22-2017 04:56 PM by Kocel.)
Post: #130
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"BUG WAR? I THOUGHT WE WERE FIGHTING ALIENS."

Vigil looks over, shining his flashlight-arrow in Casey's direction.

"OH JESUS WHAT THE HELL"

He drops his arrow, then fumbles to pick it back up, twisting the rear end and deactivating the flashlight.

"ER, SORRY, JUST... NO, NO, YOU KNOW WHAT, WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON, KNIGHT DIDN'T TELL ME TO EXPECT BUG PEOPLE, ROCK PEOPLE, AND... BIRD PEOPLE? SERIOUSLY, WOULD IT HAVE KILLED THEM TO BRIEF ME ON THIS? TO BRIEF ANY OF US ON THIS? THIS IS RIDICULOUS."

Vigil slides the arrow back into his quiver and finds a nice corner of the room to skulk in, muttering to himself under his breath. Of note, one could hear snippets of "stupid Illuminati" and "stupid top secret bullshit."
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01-22-2017, 04:58 PM (This post was last modified: 01-22-2017 05:05 PM by Galloglasses.)
Post: #131
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
"Agent? Ah, are you here to brief us? This is first I have heard that the aliens were insectoid. Its also the first day I learned aliens actually exist. If you do not mind me asking," The Raven turned to face the Dragonfly, "Is that what you are? My apologies if I am mistaken."

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01-22-2017, 05:08 PM
Post: #132
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Max Volts, huh? Big nerd. It's hard to keep track of names, and way easier to keep track of, like...feelings and stuff. Though even that's difficult to sort through. These people are BIG personalities, and it throws Valence off a little bit. A lotta bit.

Still standing, she purses her lips.
"Insectoid aliens, then?" Her head tilts as she asks, cradling her chin in her hand. "What else don't we know about them? Any abilities to expect? Super strength? Sonic...screams?" It all seems pretty silly, but also more than a little plausible. Maybe a LOTTA plausible!
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01-22-2017, 05:10 PM
Post: #133
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"O-ooh..." So, this huge guy, weird guy and bird man were paying too much attention, and who shined flashlights at peoples' faces, specifically flashlight arrows?

"Noo. I'm not here to, brief anyway. I'm the same boat as you guys by the sounds of it? Or, similar? I don't know, sorry."

Gawwwwd. Oh, and there was a bug person here? Of wow, there was.

"Sorry, I er...I used bug war cause, like, I was watching starship troopers and stuff, and you know, comics and stuff it tends to be like these bug things in space, like locusts, and everything, and tyranids and those things from independance day and..."

He looked at Elena. "Sorry for being racist."

“One day you wake up and realize the world can be conquered.” - Doctor Impossible
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01-22-2017, 05:12 PM
Post: #134
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"So they're not necessarily bugs then?"
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01-22-2017, 05:12 PM (This post was last modified: 01-22-2017 05:17 PM by Galloglasses.)
Post: #135
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The Raven nodded at the suggestion.

"Indeed knowing what they are capable of would certainly help us to deal with the issue." he looked around at the assembled crew, "But forgive me for saying so, I am only speaking from my own experience and my own knowledge, but... how rather desperate is this situation that an organisation such as KNIGHT is relying on..." he waves his shillelagh to encompass the room, "This to repel an invasion?"

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01-22-2017, 05:20 PM
Post: #136
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"I DON'T KNOW WHAT INDEPENDENCE DAY IS BUT I THINK YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE FOURTH OF JULY, THAT MOVIE WITH PHIL SMITH IN IT, WHERE HE PUNCHES THE ALIEN. YEAH, THOSE WERE INSECTOID."

Vigil looks to The Raven.

"HEY, DESPERATE YOURSELF. I'M A TRAINED INFILTRATOR. GET ME IN ONE OF THOSE ALIEN SHIPS AND I'LL MAKE THEM THINK THE THING IS HAUNTED. HAUNTED BY AN ARROW-HAPPY GHOST."

He shrugged, crossing his arms.

"I BET WE'LL BE A SURGICAL STRIKE TEAM. THEIR FLAGSHIP LANDS, WE'LL TAKE OUT THEIR TROOPS, RUN INSIDE BEFORE THEY CAN LIFT OFF, AND DANGLE THEIR LEADER OFF THE BACK END OF IT, LIKE THOSE PLASTIC TESTICLES NEO-CONFEDERATES LIKE TO HANG ON THE BACK OF THEIR TRUCKS. AFTER A BIT OF DANGLING AND A BIT OF SHOUTING ON OUR PART, THAT STRIKE LEADER WILL BE CRYING TO GO BACK HOME TO WHATEVER PLANET HE'S COMING FROM... MARS? IS IT MARS? HELL IF I KNOW."
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01-22-2017, 05:30 PM
Post: #137
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This bird douche bag is awfully mouthy for someone who just waltzed in here. Makes Valence a little frustrated. Just a little! But making enemies with her allies isn't a great idea.

"I'm pretty damn competent myself, buddy. Appearances aren't everything. If they were I'd assume you were just as..." She trails off for a second, lip curling, "...questionably useful."

With a wave of her hand, she dismisses the train of thought.
"That doesn't matter, though. What does matter is our team's overall goal, regardless of how rag-tag we may seem."
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01-22-2017, 06:15 PM (This post was last modified: 01-22-2017 06:16 PM by Corn.)
Post: #138
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
Maria cleared her throat, folding her hands up on the table. "Max. Raven. Agent Kane. Welcome. I'm sort of wondering the same thing, why this particular group, but they sure love their secrets. I assume there's reason enough. You don't have to have a gimmick and a mask to perform well, even if... Well I assume the common factor here is that we all do something weird." She sighed a bit, addressing Raven directly.

"And in any case, I'm told the desperation stems from the biggest invasion in... I believe the agent that brought me here phrased it as 'known history', so make of that what you will. And surely you know KNIGHT loves their dumb secrets by now."

She shrugged, and then turned more vaguely to the rest of the room. "They also hate briefing. I've faced off against them and have a fair idea, but perhaps you'd be better qualified to explain, Dragonfly?"
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01-22-2017, 08:08 PM
Post: #139
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The door to the conference room swung open.

There in the doorway stood a woman of initially normal appearance and a KNIGHT agent. The woman was tall, almost an even six feet, and dressed in a black, pinstripe pantsuit. On her hands, she wore rubber gloves, and a medical mask covered her nose and mouth. Atop her head, a wide brimmed sun hat, also in black. The KNIGHT agent mentioned something about somebody soon being on the way and then quickly left, letting the door shut behind him.

The woman glanced around at the other people, and as she moved, her... other features became apparent. Her skin held a green tint, as did the whites of her eyes. Her hair glistened strangely under her hat, and had a strange consistency similar to grass. And out from under the cuffs of her suit peeked bandages, wrapped tightly around her limbs. She stood there awkwardly for a moment before speaking up.

"Uh... sorry? Am I... did... am I late?"
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01-22-2017, 08:57 PM
Post: #140
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Another fucking giant. "No, we're all just catching up before the meeting starts." Maria said, beckoning the new gal over to the table. At this point, she was unphased by the strange looking people. They were the weird team. For the weird shit. This was just how things were.

At least this one looked nice enough.

If she came close enough, Maria would extend her a hand. "I'm... I guess I'm Coyote today? And what do we call you?"
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01-23-2017, 02:44 AM (This post was last modified: 01-23-2017 02:46 AM by Galloglasses.)
Post: #141
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
"I meant no disrespect." The Raven said to the disgruntled heroes. "I am just simply aware of my own capabilities and, more importantly, keenly aware of where I stand in comparison to those much more experienced than I. I assume given I am in the same room as the rest of you, that you are in roughly the same league as me. That is what makes me concerned about how bad the situation is that KNIGHT is sending us to deal with a catastrophic alien invasion. I know for a fact we aren't their biggest guns, which means KNIGHT's resources are stretched so thin that they are sending us to deal with these aliens." The Raven paused as he looked from one to another. "Perhaps now you may understand why I am so concerned about how bad things really are."

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01-23-2017, 02:52 AM
Post: #142
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
"MAYBE WE'RE JUST EXPENDABLE."

Vigil looks down at the ground.

"MAYBE IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS, THEY THINK IF THEY LOSE US TO THIS, THEY'LL STILL STAND A FIGHTING CHANCE."
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01-23-2017, 02:55 AM
Post: #143
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
The Raven chuckled gently, it was a deep, reverberating baritone from the mask.

"Oh I don't think thats the precise reason, my good archer." The Raven began, "Everyone is expendable. Given what KNIGHT has to deal with on a daily basis, its the nature of the game."

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01-23-2017, 03:02 AM
Post: #144
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
"... You know, I just assumed you were talking shit Raven. My bad."

Maria did a double take at Vigil. Was... Was he ok? "Yeah... If we're more expendable than other agents and contractors, why send us here instead of leaving us to defend our homes on our own? I just don't see the connection. I'm positive it's because we're weird. They want some weird stuff on this battlefield. Maybe we in particular compliment each other's uhh... skills, I guess?" She put her hands up in an exaggerated shrug. "I'm not so chipper as some here about this, but, I think we can chin up a little more than that."
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01-23-2017, 03:36 AM
Post: #145
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
Casting a glance at Maria, Valence nods her head. She, too, just assumed shit-talking was taking place.

"Doubt we're expendable. Thinking we'll just be the ones to put a heavy dent in the alien's armour. Pave the way for some of their bigger guns. Weaken the fucker's defenses." She shifts, setting her hands on her hips instead, and surveying the team in front of her. "Not sure about skills, though. I mean-- what do you all even do? What talents are we all bringing to the table? It's game plans we should be formulating now, angles of attack that could apply regardless of what these things are capable of."
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01-23-2017, 04:03 AM
Post: #146
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
"Isn't that the definition of expendable though? Go out and find out the enemy's defenses so the main team doesn't fall for them."

Simon goes over to his seat and sort of collapses into it.

"I already told you my whole deal. I'm just some guy who goes around in a mask and fights criminals, not alien invaders. I doubt getting into cameras and other stuff like that is going to be much help, so sneaking around is probably the only other thing I can offer."
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01-23-2017, 04:54 AM (This post was last modified: 01-23-2017 05:17 AM by Galloglasses.)
Post: #147
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
"Indeed it is. I am just of the opinion that if KNIGHT wanted just expendable meatbags to hurl at the enemy, they'd just hire some private military contractors at the lowest bid on bulk, strap them to a rocket, and fling them at the enemy's weakpoint till they backed off. And then probably have things arranged so that the majority of the money they spent would fall back into their hands. No, I think we're here to make a point."

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01-23-2017, 05:28 AM
Post: #148
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
"WAIT, YOU SNEAK?" Vigil looks incredulously at Sy, "BUT... BUT YOUR HELMET... IT GLOWS."
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01-23-2017, 05:52 AM
Post: #149
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
"Could just be to throw them off." murmured Casey.

"I mean, if you're an alien species looking at humanity and you study them, you don't get people like me, and I assume as some of you, as a result. And so if you throw us all together, it would be hard to predict."

“One day you wake up and realize the world can be conquered.” - Doctor Impossible
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01-23-2017, 06:15 AM
Post: #150
RE: Masks: Tales of Heroism and Villainy
Sharie approached the table, and as she got closer, the presence of a sweet smell got stronger. She knew it was there, but chose not to acknowledge it. It had been a long day so far, she didn't like planes, and she figured her first impression was already fucked by the fact that she had no idea what was going on. Sharie chose to simply stand there stiffly, having been sitting down all day, and turned to Coyote when she was spoken to.

"Uh... I'm Sharie." She said looking around at everybody that was there. Coyote said that she hadn't missed anything, but she clearly had because the others seemed to be engrossed in a conversation about... expendability and sneaking. Oh boy.
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