Story Arc N+2: Nidar Rescue - Crisis on Many Earths.   Posted by Game Operations Director.Group: 0
Game Operations Director
 GM, 146 posts
Sun 31 Jul 2011
at 03:16
Story Arc N+2: Nidar Rescue - Crisis on Many Earths
OOC: Take 10 exp for finishing off the last story arc.  On to the DC/Marvel Universe / Nidar Rescue.


With effort, Aki assists in Mercer's escape from the Tyranthraxans, and manages to bring Liriel back to Skrymtor.  While working on fixing the problems in Garda and Skrymtor, Aki turns to rescuing his family.  With Liriel's help, as well as the help of a number of their friends, Liriel is able to open a portal to Nidar's whereabouts.

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The cave underneath the mansion is well-lit, with a sophisticated computer and security system, and it guards many secrets.  Bruce Wayne - Batman - stands by his computer trying to get his newest apprentice, a tiger-man by the name of Nidar, to understand why he avoids killing, and why Nidar to should do the same.

Suddenly, in front of the giant coin, a large energy fluctuation occurs.  A portal starts forming, with a vertical pool of cascading energy and a solid frame forming in mid-air around it.  Once it finishes, and Aki's owl flies through, Nidar reassures Aki that he is alright.

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Before Aki, Liriel, Lin and Invincible Sword Princess are recovered enough to travel, an alert activates on Batman's computer.  Despite Aki's protests, Nidar and Batman head out to help.

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Less than an hour later, after being tipped off of the troubles Nidar and Batman are having, Aki and his friends are rushing through Gotham City.  As they arrive at the site of the battle, Batman is dodging the attacks of a giant, twelve foot tall, yellow-skinned humanoid.  Mongol smiles as he attacks, knowing that even with one hand holding the unconscious body of Nidar, all it will take to kill Batman is a single hit.  Mongol's voice rumbles out.

Why do you persist in your obstinance?  You know you cannot win.

Batman smiles as he leaps back out of reach of another strike, and replies right as Aki, Invincible Sword Princess, Liriel and Lin all come into view.

I was not trying to win.  All I had to do was to delay you.

Mongol smiles as the quartet approaches, and then casually tosses Nidar aside, into a nearby car.
Aki the White Demon
 GM, 884 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Mon 14 Nov 2011
at 02:12
Re: Story Arc N+2: Nidar Rescue - Crisis on Many Earths
My Son... Aki's caste mark glimmered silver.

You hurt my son... His grip on the duom tightened.

YOU HURT MY SON Aki's anima exploded into a roaring tiger, it's silent nature supplanted by the Lunar's own voice, filled with rage at the fact that his family had been attacked - again.


Mongol never even saw the tiger-man move before he felt the impact of the duom.

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21:11, Today: Aki the White Demon rolled 13 successes using 19d10 with the White Wolf Exalted system with a target of 5. Mongol's Mistake.

Active: Duom Attunement, Mastery of all Directions, All Encompassing Sorcerer's Sight, DBT(Halting the Scarlet Flow), Relentless Lunar Fury (Impressions of Strength( Rock to Pebbles, Undenighable Might, Might Ram Practice), Shell Crushing Atemi, Golden Tiger Stance, Might Bolstering Blow)

Health Levels: 23
Soak: Bashing (14) Lethal (12) Aggravated (0)
DBT           (19)        (16)            (4)
Immortal B (+24) L (+20) A (+6)

Personal Essence: 19 / 19
Peripheral Essence: 17 / 46
Committed: 5 (Duom); 5 (Mastery of All Dimensions), 6 (All
           Encompassing Sorcerer's Sight)
WP: 7


Liriel
 NPC, 32 posts
Mon 14 Nov 2011
at 02:24
Re: Story Arc N+2: Nidar Rescue - Crisis on Many Earths
Mongol whipped his hand down to try to catch the silvery duom.  Much to his surprise, Mongol was thrown backwards, bleeding, from the force of the strike.  As he stood up among the rubble surrounding him, he glanced down, his face betraying a mixture of amusement and shock.

Amazing.  I would not have expected such a pitiful being to be able to draw my blood.  And I do not even think that you are Kryptonian...  no matter.  You shall die just like this world.

As he is speaking, Lin and Invincible Sword Princess are beginning to charge in.  Right before Lin leaps to attack, she is blindsided by a lightning bolt.  As she spins out a parry, deflecting the lightning.  Up in the air, a large blonde man hovers, covered in magical armor and wielding a hammer.  Lin grins, and then starts running in the man's direction.

Invincible Sword Princess is intercepted in mid-air as she teleports to strike at Mongol.  A figure in red and gold armor streaks down and barrels into her, and the two tumble across the road before disentangling themselves.

Liriel just leans against the wall, a thoughtful look on her face as she examines the battle.

Iron Man and Thor?  Odd... in all the comics I've read, those two are supposed to be heroes... and not in Batman's continuity... she mutters.
Aki the White Demon
 GM, 885 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Mon 14 Nov 2011
at 02:36
Re: Story Arc N+2: Nidar Rescue - Crisis on Many Earths
Before his extended stay as a teenager in Tokyo-3, Aki would have had no idea what Lin was talking about. At this point though, her words were filed away for future consideration.

If you wish to see a pitiful being, look in the mirror. You have harmed a child of Fire, Grandson of the Moon. For your crimes against my family, may the Neverborn have mercy on you soul.

In one gracefull leap, Aki was in the air, the moon reflecting on the blade as though granting it's blessing to the strike, while the lightning didn't reflect at all.

Goodbye
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21:35, Today: Aki the White Demon rolled 17 successes using 21d10 with the White Wolf Exalted system with a target of 5. Second Strike.

Active: Duom Attunement, Mastery of all Directions, All Encompassing Sorcerer's Sight, DBT(Halting the Scarlet Flow), Relentless Lunar Fury (Impressions of Strength( Rock to Pebbles, Undenighable Might, Might Ram Practice), Shell Crushing Atemi, Golden Tiger Stance, Might Bolstering Blow)

Health Levels: 23
Soak: Bashing (14) Lethal (12) Aggravated (0)
DBT           (19)        (16)            (4)
Immortal B (+24) L (+20) A (+6)

Personal Essence: 19 / 19
Peripheral Essence: 17 / 46
Committed: 5 (Duom); 5 (Mastery of All Dimensions), 6 (All
           Encompassing Sorcerer's Sight)
WP: 6

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:37, Mon 14 Nov 2011.

Mongol
Mon 14 Nov 2011
at 02:50
Re: Story Arc N+2: Nidar Rescue - Crisis on Many Earths
Mongol reached up to try to catch Aki as the duom drove downward, but, once again, he is too slow.  The Duom drives down, cutting a large gash on Mongol's face, as Mongol slams his hands together to try to grab Aki.

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Lin began running up the side of a building.  The hovering warrior followed her up with a steady gaze before launching the hammer out.  Lin leaped from the wall, arching towards her opponent even as the building behind her starts collapsing.

Lin shouted triumphantly as she flips into a vicious strike, only to catch the hammer right in her back.  As the air is knocked out of her, the man flies in and slams a punch right in her face.

Lin's flight through the building behind her is enough to bring it down.

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Over on the other side, the man in gold and red armor is firing off energy blast after energy blast, but not hitting a thing, as Invincible Sword Princess is teleporting wildly around.

Batman starts calmly walking over to the armored individual, seemingly unconcerned about being struck by the energy blasts, pulling out a small, bat-shaped device from his belt.

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Liriel starts concentrating and shaping the magic around herself.
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21:41, Today: Game Operations Director rolled 12 successes using 15d10 with the White Wolf Exalted system with a target of 5. Mongol crush puny cat.

Aki the White Demon
 GM, 886 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Mon 14 Nov 2011
at 03:17
Re: Story Arc N+2: Nidar Rescue - Crisis on Many Earths
Aki effortlessly leapt through Mongol's hands, backflipping and landing a few few away. Focusing his rage inwards, he brought his duom upright and closed his eyes.

Mongol grinned. So you've realized your folly in standing against me and accepted your death. A wise choice. He approached the lunar, not aware that the duom really shouldn't be that bright.

As he raised his arms for the killing blow Aki's eyes shot open, agent power radiating from the sockets. He spoke a single word to he would be killer.

Burn...

The rage filled whisper filled the air. Mongol felt a quick shift in pressure as the air around him heated up. The ground below him shifted and rose up against him, the asphalt superheated. Tendrils of the asphalt wrapped tightly around him, as though trying to suffocated him.
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21:58, Today: Aki the White Demon rolled 12 successes using 19d10 with the White Wolf Exalted system with a target of 5. Parry


Active: Duom Attunement, Mastery of all Directions, All Encompassing Sorcerer's Sight, DBT(Halting the Scarlet Flow), Relentless Lunar Fury (Impressions of Strength( Rock to Pebbles, Undenighable Might, Might Ram Practice), Shell Crushing Atemi, Golden Tiger Stance, Might Bolstering Blow), Magma Kraken

Health Levels: 23
Soak: Bashing (14) Lethal (12) Aggravated (0)
DBT           (19)        (16)            (4)
Immortal B (+24) L (+20) A (+6)

Personal Essence: 1 / 19
Peripheral Essence: 0 / 46
Committed: 5 (Duom); 5 (Mastery of All Dimensions), 6 (All
           Encompassing Sorcerer's Sight)
WP: 7


Mongol
Mon 14 Nov 2011
at 03:28
Re: Story Arc N+2: Nidar Rescue - Crisis on Many Earths
Mongol gaped for just a moment as the tendrils of lava start wrapping themselves around his body.  His surprise doubles a second later when he finds that he cannot effortlessly break them.

A moment later, Mongol lets out a roar of pain as he realizes just how much the tendrils hurt.  Smoke starts rising even as he begins lashing out at the Magma Kraken's tendrils.

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Thor lands beside Lin in the rubble of the destroyed building.  As Lin begins to get up, Thor, almost gently, places Mjolnir down on her chest, and then turns to walk off as the extraordinary weight of the hammer drives her back into the ground.

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Iron Man continues shooting, not realizing that Invincible Sword Princess is only keeping his attention away from the real threat.  Invincible Sword Princess stops teleporting and parries a repulsor blast at the same time as Batman places the device on Iron Man's armor.  As the device activates, an EMP pulse rips through the armor, causing a temporary shutdown.

Invincible Sword Princess turns the temporary shutdown to a much longer one with a single punch that knocks out Iron Man, and even cracks the armor.

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Liriel finishes focusing the magic, but then just holds it, waiting for the right opportunity to unleash her spell.
Aki the White Demon
 GM, 887 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Mon 14 Nov 2011
at 03:40
Re: Story Arc N+2: Nidar Rescue - Crisis on Many Earths
You types are all the same, so drunk on your power that you think you can crush all the little ants beneath your oh so powerfull feet.

The tendril suddenly reversed their force, pulling Mongol spread eagle instead of tying him up.

We're not all ants, little man. And it's time you were squashed.

In one fluid motion, Aki drew the blade across Mongol's throat.



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22:39, Today: Aki the White Demon rolled 13 successes using 21d10 with the White Wolf Exalted system with a target of 5. Slice.

Active: Duom Attunement, Mastery of all Directions, All Encompassing Sorcerer's Sight, DBT(Halting the Scarlet Flow), Relentless Lunar Fury (Impressions of Strength( Rock to Pebbles, Undenighable Might, Might Ram Practice), Shell Crushing Atemi, Golden Tiger Stance, Might Bolstering Blow), Magma Kraken

Health Levels: 23
Soak: Bashing (14) Lethal (12) Aggravated (0)
DBT           (19)        (16)            (4)
Immortal B (+24) L (+20) A (+6)

Personal Essence: 1 / 19
Peripheral Essence: 0 / 46
Committed: 5 (Duom); 5 (Mastery of All Dimensions), 6 (All
           Encompassing Sorcerer's Sight)
WP: 7

The Joker
 NPC, 7 posts
Mon 14 Nov 2011
at 03:50
Re: Story Arc N+2: Nidar Rescue - Crisis on Many Earths
As Aki's duom sliced across Mongol's throat, he got a very good look at the surprise and pain on Mongol's face.  Mongol, in a fit of pain and fury, ripped his hands free of the kraken as he tried to grab Aki.

At the same time this happened, space and time seemed to fracture.  Aki dropped to the ground as Mongol was no longer there. The Magma Kraken tendrils began shifting, becoming a yellowish color and writhing into the shape of a smiling face.  An all-too-familiar cackling voice issues out of the face.

Hello, Kitty.

Oh, I crack myself up.  Isn't today my lucky day?  I have now both the Cat and the Bat.  I wonder who's mind I can break first?  Oh well, that will be an experiment for another day.  In the meantime... you don't mind if I educate Mongol on his follies, do you?  He really should have been briefed on what to expect...


The Joker lets his commentary trail off, and then the face sculpture crumbles.

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While this is going on, Thor walks out of the rubble, aiming towards Aki.  He then whips around and catches Mjolnir as Lin launches it at him.  The moment he catches Mjolnir, he disappears in a flash of broken space-time.  Lin curses.

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Batman calmly appraises the situation, even as Iron Man does the same thing, vanishing in a fracture of space and time.  He turns to Aki and his friends.

The Joker.  I'd recognize his voice anywhere.  How did he come back from the dead, and able to do that?

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Liriel looks around, then sighs, and pockets her spell for future use, before walking out into the open.
Aki the White Demon
 GM, 888 posts
 Eye of the Tiger
Mon 14 Nov 2011
at 04:05
Re: Story Arc N+2: Nidar Rescue - Crisis on Many Earths
Aki forced himself calm, releasing his fury.

He is the reason my son opened with a lethal attack against his counterpart. He is a powerfully psychic who enjoys ripping apart people's minds for fun. His abilities have seemingly grown since the last time we met, not to mention he's working with others.

He does have a fixation with bringing back his first victim. He destroyed the man's mind from the inside out, left him a mere vegetable. However, he has since decided the world's less fun without his rival.

And I'm sure you know who that is, Mr. Wayne.

Batman
Sun 1 Jan 2012
at 17:04
Re: Story Arc N+2: Nidar Rescue - Crisis on Many Earths
Batman nods, as events start clicking into place.

Your son did mention that you and your friends were likely to be well informed.  And yes, I think we all know who the Joker is after.  If you know the story, I won't bother filling you in on the details.

We should head back to the Batcave for now, though I expect we will be relocating to the Watchtower before long.  From what I've seen, I think the recent events are something I'll need to get the League involved in.


He turns, and presses a button on his belt, causing a high-tech armored car to drive up.

Are you all coming?, Batman asks as he climbs in the Batmobile.