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  • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #16: Live

    Violet Lear
    HP: 3

    Violet shook her head. "Nobody knows where Martin is. Or Elle either. We need to find Doctor Talley." Violet angled in the direction of the infirmary. "Infirmary first. We'll have to bring her there anyway."

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    • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #16: Live

      Magnitude
      Kasimir Flaegler
      Condition: -1 Bruised
      HP 1 LP 0


      Kas' face hardened and his lips pressed into a tight line at the news Catalyst imparted to them. Tallemaja had been hiding from her enemies at the school and now that had come back to haunt them. Her own council of wizards wanted her captured or dead. A third party wanted her as well. Both parties wanted something only she knew the location of. The third party had abducted Tatjana in order to manipulate Martin. They hadn't been as successful as they might have imagined. Still, bird spies, plant spies, scrying spells and people threatening the lives of innocents to get whatever they want. It was like being caught in a struggle between the KGB and MI6 with a splash of Mafia and super-powers thrown in for good measure.

      We really need to get back to the school and see if maybe Jason could cast this spell of Chuck's. Kas thought into the link.

      As Kas marveled at the images projected into his head he also started to run over the defenses at the school and what possible link there could be between the Tharivol brothers and Tallemaja. he didn't have enough information to really make any clear connection, but fortunately, assuming his loyalties weren't compromised, they had Jason.

      Gathering everyone in his field, he gifted them all with flight...except Mikayla...she would have to simply put up with being a bit of luggage for Vlad. Once everyone was airborne, they flew to the school. Of them all, Kas was fairly sure all their enemies would be least pleased to see Martin arrive with aid. The wizards, Tallemaja and the mysterious faction had gone out of their way to account for Martin specifically. Martin's arrival could very well throw everyones' plans into disarray and while they were all readjusting to deal with the Frenchman, the rest of them could use that confusion to find a counter strategy...even if that strategy was a slightly less final version of Candyman's kill 'em all and let god sort it out suggestion.

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      • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #16: Live

        "Yeah, I cannot zink of anyzing, we should probably just 'ead to ze school." Fluxx says aloud for the benefit of any onlookers. It would look suspicious if they all started moving in coordinated efforts.

        "You should leave, and charge your employer extra for ze car." Fluxx calls down to the driver.

        On route Fluxx will ask his comm technician to patch him in to the 'standard' channels, and ask for a 'sitrep'.

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        • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #16: Live

          Greystone:
          [Jack Rexroth]
          HP: 3
          Condition: Bruise (x1)

          "I am starting to get really tired of her doing that." Jack said with an obvious tone of disgust in his voice as he glared at the space Tallemaja had occupied and without missing a beat the American took charge of the moment. "Rheid, help Violet get Beatrice to Dr. Tally. Otso, you, Harry and me are going looking for that witch."

          But before he could say anymore Martin's voice cut across the communicator in Jack's uniform asking for a sitrep, so he gestured for Harry and Otso to wait a moment. "Greystone here. Blue Knight, Ursa and I just confronted Tallemaja in the Wreck Room in the holding area but she escaped. Beatrice was seriously injured by her and the object Tallemaja had has been dealt with. She has claimed that members of the Vindicators have been captured by the mages attacking the school, but I'm not sure how truthful that is. I'm about to take the Blue Knight and Otso out to try and track her down while Shiver and Rheid take Beatrice to Dr. Tally for medical care."

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          • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #16: Live

            The Blue Knight

            Gwyn clenched his fists, his claymore dissipating as Tallemaja escaped. "T---" He swore. She was hurt, but that meant nothing with her powers.

            He looked to Jack. "What item, mun? What went on here?"

            Supposedly T-maja had been at the school for months and months now. So what had happened to make her do this now?
            [I]Any sound can shake the air. My voice shakes the heart![/I]

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            • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #16: Live

              Originally posted by Tattooedman View Post
              But before he could say anymore Martin's voice cut across the communicator in Jack's uniform asking for a sitrep, so he gestured for Harry and Otso to wait a moment. "Greystone here. Blue Knight, Ursa and I just confronted Tallemaja in the Wreck Room in the holding area but she escaped. Beatrice was seriously injured by her and the object Tallemaja had has been dealt with. She has claimed that members of the Vindicators have been captured by the mages attacking the school, but I'm not sure how truthful that is. I'm about to take the Blue Knight and Otso out to try and track her down while Shiver and Rheid take Beatrice to Dr. Tally for medical care."
              "Olfactory tracking won't work. She takes ze scent of anyone or zing she becomes. She can also gain zeir powers if she wishes in addition to possessing mind-altering magic. We 'ave positive confirmation ze attacking mages kidnapped two Vindicators and are trying to get at ze 'apple', it supposably 'as some sort of power. One of ze mages, Chuck, can conduct magic to return ze captured Vindicators."

              "Also, I'm not 100% convinced Tallemaja would not 'ave 'ealed Beatrice. She, like many of Laputa, my parents included, seem well intentioned but wizout regard for basic personal rights. I understand your decision to run 'er off zough."

              Fluxx hesitates before speaking again. "She 'as a collection of students loyal to 'er, my sister included. Please avoid serious injury if possible."

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              • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #16: Live

                Greystone:
                [Jack Rexroth]
                HP: 3
                Condition: Bruise (x1)

                He looked to Jack. "What item, mun? What went on here?"
                "Hang on."

                "Olfactory tracking won't work. She takes ze scent of anyone or zing she becomes. She can also gain zeir powers if she wishes in addition to possessing mind-altering magic. We 'ave positive confirmation ze attacking mages kidnapped two Vindicators and are trying to get at ze 'apple', it supposably 'as some sort of power. One of ze mages, Chuck, can conduct magic to return ze captured Vindicators."

                "Also, I'm not 100% convinced Tallemaja would not 'ave 'ealed Beatrice. She, like many of Laputa, my parents included, seem well intentioned but wizout regard for basic personal rights. I understand your decision to run 'er off zough."

                Fluxx hesitates before speaking again. "She 'as a collection of students loyal to 'er, my sister included. Please avoid serious injury if possible."
                "Right, Tantivity and the other ex-Laputa members, as well as Fach, Diamond Dust, and Maze that I'm aware of. Though Manticore has been working as a double agent for the Headmaster and Rheid has been protecting the students in the Wreck Room. How do you want to proceed at this point?"

                While he waited on Martin to respond, Jack looked over to Harry. "Apparently the witch stole a magical fruit that is supposed to make whoever ate it immortal and that's why the mages that have been coming after us the past few months; to get it back"

                "I managed to get the apple but because of Tallemaja's illusion making abilities I didn't feel safe keeping hold of it so I ate it to remove it from the problem."

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                • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #16: Live

                  Fluxx is about to name the members of Laputa that he is with when he hears Jack's talking to Harry.

                  "What, you are immortal, Jack!" Fluxx says aloud on his end.

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                  • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #16: Live

                    The Blue Knight

                    Gwyn scoffed a little. A piece of fruit, making you immortal?

                    He looked to Jack after Martin spoke, his flames faded and his eyebrows raised as if to say "Would you really wanna test that?"
                    [I]Any sound can shake the air. My voice shakes the heart![/I]

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                    • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #16: Live

                      Greystone:
                      [Jack Rexroth]
                      HP: 3
                      Condition: Bruise (x1)

                      "What, you are immortal, Jack!" Fluxx says aloud on his end.
                      "No clue if I am or not, and now's not the time to talk about it. We've got more important things to deal with, so lets focus on that for now Martin."


                      Gwyn scoffed a little. A piece of fruit, making you immortal?

                      He looked to Jack after Martin spoke, his flames faded and his eyebrows raised as if to say "Would you really wanna test that?"
                      "Not really, but I'm sure it'll be looked into after we've dealt with our current problems. Can we get back to kicking ass now?"

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                      • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #16: Live

                        The Blue Knight

                        Gwyn chuckled and slapped Jack on the back. This was why the American was his favorite here. "We? Ya went right through her, ddraig." He was joking of course, and honestly, he hadn't done much better.

                        "So how do we find her? If she wanted the apple, and its gone, where would she flit off down to next?"
                        [I]Any sound can shake the air. My voice shakes the heart![/I]

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                        • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #16: Live

                          Greystone:
                          [Jack Rexroth]
                          HP: 3
                          Condition: Bruise (x1)

                          Jack sighed. That was a good question and he wasn't too sure he had the right answer. "She might try and keep hiding out here until the mages have been dealt with and then try to sneak out, not knowing that some of us know who she's been here. Or she's going to cut and run now while things are crazy as hell."

                          "Either way our best bet might be trying to track down Dag's girlfriend Mary since that's who Tallemaja has been disguised as here."

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                          • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #16: Live

                            "Right." Fluxx agrees. "I'll 'ead for Beatrice in ze... Infirmary, yes? Or 'as a temporary medical center been set up in ze Wreck Room? I would say it was useless to go after Tallemaja, but it's your call. I would just say get a protection detail on all of ze Tharivols. Zey are mixed up in zis somehow. And please get someone to check on Viktor. He's been tied up zis 'ole time. Be vigilant wiz regards to attacks on ze school. Challenge everyone you do not know, and even people you do."

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                            • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #16: Live

                              Greystone:
                              [Jack Rexroth]
                              HP: 3
                              Condition: Bruise (x1)

                              "Right." Fluxx agrees. "I'll 'ead for Beatrice in ze... Infirmary, yes? Or 'as a temporary medical center been set up in ze Wreck Room?
                              "As far as I know everyone has been brought to the Wreck Room, but with Beatrice's injuries I have no idea what the doctor will do."

                              "I would say it was useless to go after Tallemaja, but it's your call."
                              "You're probably right about Tallemaja..." Jack said after a moment, he hated to admit the shapeshifting mage had escaped him again but she was just too damn slippery.

                              "I would just say get a protection detail on all of ze Tharivols. Zey are mixed up in zis somehow. And please get someone to check on Viktor. He's been tied up zis 'ole time. Be vigilant wiz regards to attacks on ze school. Challenge everyone you do not know, and even people you do."
                              "I'll talk to Rheid about keeping an extra close eye on the doc's kids, get someone to looking in on Vik, and make sure to be extra careful dealing with people in my usual way."

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                              • Re: New Vindicators Academy of Europe #16: Live

                                NVAE (Lex; NPCs: Catargi)
                                The woman knew there was nothing she could say to change his mind--to make him see any point of view other than the one he'd decided on. She let the question hang there, but it seemed the young man was uncomfortable with silence. "Seems a little too quiet."

                                She rounded on him with a furious look. "Why would you say that?" she asked. "What good has ever come from saying that?"

                                VIENNA (Fluxx and Magnitude; NPCs: Candyman, Catalyst, Mikayla, Prodigy, Tantivy)
                                Any furzer zoughts on ze matter? Fluxx asked telepathically.

                                We really need to get back to the school, offered Magnitude, and see if maybe Jason could cast this spell of Chuck's.

                                That'll be difficult, Prodigy said regretfully. I'm a necromancer; Chuck is an abjurer. Whatever spell he's using to trap the Vindicators is not a spell I'd be able to cast on my own. I'd need some sort of agent to help--a scroll or something infused with the magic that I could simply become a conduit for.

                                Tantivy looked at them all strangely. "Um... what's going on?" she asked.

                                If we can get to him, Prodigy continued, ignoring the youngest member of their group, it's possible that Emily might be able to compel Chuck to cast the spell. She'd have to overcome his will, and given that magic is the art of influencing reality with your will? He's likely to be very resistant to her powers. Still, it seems to be the only chance I can see us having at the moment.

                                "What the &$%#!?!" snapped Tantivy. "You're all in a %&#@ing mind conference, aren't you? Still can't $&#*ing trust me..."

                                "We need to find Chuck," Candyman said, ignoring his sister's outburst. "We know where he was. Maybe Beatrice's eyes can help us from there." He pulled out his communicator--acquired during his brief time enrolled at the New Vindicators Academy--turned it on, and put it into his ear. "This is Candyman," he said, "is anyone using this channel?"

                                "Greystone here," came the reply.

                                Candyman couldn't help but smile as he heard his old friend's voice.

                                "Blue Knight, Ursa, and I just confronted Tallemaja in the Wreck Room holding area, but she escaped. Beatrice was seriously injured by her, and the object Tallemaja had has been dealt with. She has claimed that members of the Vindicators have been captured by the mages attacking the school, but I'm not sure how truthful that is. I'm about to take the Blue Knight and Otso out to try and track her down while Shiver and Rheid take Beatrice to Dr. Tally for medical care."

                                "Olfactory tracking won't work," Fluxx offered. As he spoke, the others began requesting their communicators be patched in to the same channel. "She takes ze scent of anyone or zing she becomes. She can also gain zeir powers if she wishes in addition to possessing mind-altering magic. We 'ave positive confirmation ze attacking mages kidnapped two Vindicators and are trying to get at ze 'apple', it supposably 'as some sort of power. One of ze mages, Chuck, can conduct magic to return ze captured Vindicators.

                                "Also, I'm not 100% convinced Tallemaja would not 'ave 'ealed Beatrice. She, like many of Laputa, my parents included, seem well intentioned but wizout regard for basic personal rights. I understand your decision to run 'er off zough."

                                Fluxx hesitates before speaking again. "She 'as a collection of students loyal to 'er, my sister included. Please avoid serious injury if possible."

                                "Right," Greystone said, "Tantivy, and the other ex-Laputa members, as well as Fach, Diamond Dust, and Maze that I'm aware of."

                                Tantivy visibly tensed at the mention of her name. "You all can go $&#^ yourselves," she snapped, tearing the communicator out her ear. Throwing it to the rooftop, she stomped on the device, sending an ear-splitting screech across the others on the channel. A moment later, she was gone.

                                "We have more pressing things to deal with than her outburst," Prodigy said. "Please, continue."

                                "Manticore has been working as a double agent for the Headmaster," Greystone said, "and Rheid has been protecting the students in the Wreck Room." Given Martin's assessment that his sister was loyal to Tallemaja, that left Felsic as the only one whose loyalties they could not assess. "How do you want to proceed at this point?"

                                "I'll 'ead for Beatrice in ze... infirmary, yes?" asked Fluxx. "Or 'as a temporary medical center been set up in ze Wreck Room?"

                                "As far as I know everyone has been brought to the Wreck Room, but with Beatrice's injuries I have no idea what the doctor will do."

                                "Magnitude can get us there quicker than anything," Prodigy said. "We'd best bring the mage with us."

                                The group rose up into the air and began flying back towards the school. "I would just say get a protection detail on all of ze Tharivols," Fluxx said, commanding his skin to warp over his ear. At the speed they now moved with, it was difficult to be heard over the rush of wind. "Zey are mixed up in zis somehow. And please get someone to check on Viktor. He's been tied up zis 'ole time. Be vigilant wiz regards to attacks on ze school. Challenge everyone you do not know, and even people you do."

                                "I'll talk to Rheid about keeping an extra close eye on the doc's kids, get someone to looking in on Vik, and make sure to be extra careful dealing with people in my usual way."

                                The conversation should have been over, but with their commlinks still online, they were privy to everything Greystone said after: "Apparently the witch stole a magical fruit that is supposed to make whoever ate it immortal, and that's why the mages that have been coming after us the past few months: to get it back. I managed to get the apple, but because of Tallemaja's illusion making abilities I didn't feel safe keeping hold of it, so I ate it to remove it from the problem."

                                "What, you are immortal, Jack!" Fluxx exclaimed.

                                "No clue if I am or not, and now's not the time to talk about it. We've got more important things to deal with, so let's focus on that for now Martin. Not really, but I'm sure it'll be looked into after we've dealt with our current problems. Can we get back to kicking ass now?"

                                It was becoming readily apparent that he was having two separate conversations at the same time.

                                Greystone sighed then. "She might try and keep hiding out here until the mages have been dealt with and then try to sneak out, not knowing that some of us know who she's been here. Or she's going to cut and run now while things are crazy as hell."

                                "Either way our best bet might be trying to track down Dag's girlfriend Mary since that's who Tallemaja has been disguised as here."

                                "I would say it was useless to go after Tallemaja, but it's your call," Fluxx offered.

                                "You're probably right about Tallemaja..."

                                Originally posted by Michuru81
                                Micayla was not wearing a communications device.
                                NVAE, WRECK ROOM: OTSO'S CHAMBER (Harry and Jack; NPCs: Otso)
                                The Nephilim clenched his fists, his claymore dissipating as Tallemaja escaped. "T---"

                                "I am starting to get really tired of her doing that," Greystone said, a hint of disgust carried on his tone. He took only the barest of moments to glare at the space Tallemaja had last been seen, then moved to control the damage: "Rheid, help Violet get Beatrice to Dr. Tally. Otso, you, Harry and me are going looking for that witch."

                                As Rheid and Shiver moved to evacuate Beatrice, Blue Knight looked over the scene: the French girl's blood was congealing in dark pools on the floor. She'd lost too much. It would take a miracle to save her now. "What went on here?" he asked.

                                "Hang on," Greystone said, holding up a hand to stop his Welsh friend. "Greystone here. Blue Knight, Ursa, and I just confronted Tallemaja in the Wreck Room holding area, but she escaped. Beatrice was seriously injured by her, and the object Tallemaja had has been dealt with."

                                "What item, mun?" Blue Knight asked. As the words left his lips, he understood: all the time with Paladin had helped build his intuition, and he was able to divine that his underclassman was communicating with someone over the comm link in his ear.

                                "She has claimed that members of the Vindicators have been captured by the mages attacking the school, but I'm not sure how truthful that is. I'm about to take the Blue Knight and Otso out to try and track her down while Shiver and Rheid take Beatrice to Dr. Tally for medical care."

                                Greystone paused for a moment, listening to whomever was whispering in the American's ear. "Right," Greystone finally said, "Tantivy, and the other ex-Laputa members, as well as Fach, Diamond Dust, and Maze that I'm aware of." He stopped then, listened for a moment, and then flinched as if something had hit him. He frantically pried the communicator from his ear, rubbed the injured organ, and cautiously slipped the device back in. "Manticore has been working as a double agent for the Headmaster, and Rheid has been protecting the students in the Wreck Room. How do you want to proceed at this point?"

                                Again, he paused and listened.

                                "As far as I know everyone has been brought to the Wreck Room, but with Beatrice's injuries I have no idea what the doctor will do."

                                Greystone nodded to whatever was being said, adding only, "I'll talk to Rheid about keeping an extra close eye on the doc's kids, get someone to looking in on Vik, and make sure to be extra careful dealing with people in my usual way."

                                Finally, Greystone turned back towards the Blue Knight. "Apparently the witch stole a magical fruit that is supposed to make whoever ate it immortal, and that's why the mages that have been coming after us the past few months: to get it back. I managed to get the apple, but because of Tallemaja's illusion making abilities I didn't feel safe keeping hold of it, so I ate it to remove it from the problem."

                                "Would you really wanna test that?" Blue Knight asked.

                                Again, Greystone held up a hand. "No clue if I am or not, and now's not the time to talk about it. We've got more important things to deal with, so let's focus on that for now, Martin."

                                So, it was Fluxx on the other end of the line. If Greystone could coordinate him to get her quickly, he could surely save Beatrice's life.

                                "Not really," Greystone said, turning to Blue Knight once again, "but I'm sure it'll be looked into after we've dealt with our current problems. Can we get back to kicking ass now?"

                                Blue Knight chuckled and slapped Greystone on the back. This was why the American was his favorite here. "We? Ya went right through her, ddraig." He was joking of course, and honestly, he hadn't done much better. "So how do we find her? If she wanted the apple, and its gone, where would she flit off down to next?"

                                Greystone sighed then. "She might try and keep hiding out here until the mages have been dealt with and then try to sneak out, not knowing that some of us know who she's been here. Or she's going to cut and run now while things are crazy as hell. Either way our best bet might be trying to track down Dag's girlfriend Mary since that's who Tallemaja has been disguised as here."

                                He paused again, no doubt listening to input from Fluxx.

                                "You're probably right about Tallemaja," he said.

                                Suddenly, Greystone felt sick. His stomach lurched. He grabbed Blue Knight and used the teen to stay on his feet. He realized then that the room had been washed of colour: it was like watching an old television show--everything was in black and white...

                                Everything except for Blue Knight and Ursa.

                                It wasn't unusual to see Blue Knight wreathed in cerulean flames, but this was different: a blue haze surrounded him, with a green edge. It wasn't the flames he normally commanded, but an aura... an aura of color.

                                Ursa had one two, but his was much different: it was red--a deep, bold red.

                                The oddities didn't stop there: as he looked at them, Greystone saw something else: Blue Knight's head, left side, right arm, and his chest all seemed to be glowing with a faint luminescence. He quickly looked to Ursa, only to find that glow missing from the Finn.

                                Greystone was wracked then by a migraine of unrivaled intensity. He threw his head back, only to see a pair of burning blue eyes hovering over Blue Knight. He looked above Ursa and failed to see the eyes--instead, he saw what looked like a crimson tear drop.

                                Originally posted by Michuru81
                                Hero points to Gwyn and Jack. Gwyn, for letting me play with the whole, "Oh, you don't have a comm link on! Isn't that funny?" and Jack for this last bit.
                                NVAE: INFIRMARY (Shiver; NPCs: Beatrice, Rheid, Tallemaja)
                                Rheid looked terrified. "I... I'll find Martin," he said, as he helped Violet carry Beatrice out.

                                Shiver shook her head. "Nobody knows where Martin is. Or Elle either. We need to find Doctor Talley." The girl angled in the direction of the infirmary. "Infirmary first. We'll have to bring her there anyway."

                                Together, they carried Beatrice to the infirmary. The instant they had her in a bed, Rheid turned to leave. "I'll get the doctor," he offered.

                                "No need." Rheid turned, only to find Martin Curie walking into the room. "Jack filled me in. I get 'ere as quick as I could."
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