Session Start: Thu May 20 21:00:33 1999
*** Now talking in #A-Next
*** Topic is 'A-Next #11 "Downward Spiral" part 2'
<Star> *******AT ATTENTION******
<Star> THIS SIM TAKES PLACE 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE ANNUAL LAST WEEK
SO THIS IS WHERE OUR HEROES ARE AT...
<Star> CROSS, FIRESTORM, AND MIASMA TRAVELED TO LONDON WITH SORCEROR
SUPREME, JOHN BLAZE TO STOP PAX FROM RESURRECTING DRACULA THROUGH A CEREMONY
CALLED THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL
<Star> WHILE THE OTHERS WERE HEADING TO WASHINGTON D.C. SO STAR
CAN TELL HER PARENTS ABOUT HER CONDITION
<Star> CROSS, FIRESTORM, AND MIASMA WERE ATTACKED WHICH LEFT BLAZE
SEEMINGLY DEAD AND MIASMA FELL INTO EQUINOX'S CLOAK WHICH SEEMS TO HAVE
SINISTER INSIDE A DARK WORLD
<Star> PAX NEEDS CROSS'S BLOOD TO COMPLETE HIS TASK
<Star> SCENE> STAR, FATHOM, PATRIOT, AND IRON MAN ARE IN REGULAR
STREET CLOTHES (OR AS NORMAL AS THEY CAN GET) WHILE GOBS IS CLOSE AROUND
STILL IN HIS COSTUME AS THEY ARRIVE IN WASHINGTON D.C.
<Star> ********SIM START******
<Star> Time> 4 PM, it's beautiful weather outside
<Star> ::lifts up her sunglasses:: We're home ::smiles::
<IronMan> ::Stuffs his hands in his pockets, looking around:: Nice..been
meaning to come here, eventually..
<Star> My 'rents are going to freak when they see who I'm bringing
<Fathom> ::coughs:: ((soemthing about the air in this city...))
<Patriot> ::smiles slightly::
<Star> you ok Gills? ::looks back at Fathom::
<Fathom> ::clears his throat:: umm yes I'm fine...
<Star> ::smiles:: if you say so
<IronMan> ::Glances at Star, once and shakes his head:: ((Least
she can tell her parents..mine would KILL me, if they found out, I was
<Fathom> ::takes a drink from his water bottle:: ((the sooner we
leave the better...))
<Star> ACTION> GOBLIN WATCHES THEM FROM THE SKY AS HE GLIDES AROUND
AND NOTICES SOMETHING STRANGE... A HUGE ARMORED TRUCK GOING CLOSE TO 100
MPH DOWN A ROAD AND A FIGHT HAPPENING ON TOP OF IT... ONE OF THE FIGHTERS
WEARING A FAMILIAR RED, WHITE, AND BLUE COSTUME
<Goblin> ::glances back at the others, calling down:: I'll.. be
right back. ::speeds after the armored truck::
<IronMan> ::Glances up, blinking as Gobs goes speeding off:: Wonder
what that was about..
<Star> ACTION> THE TRUCK IS SPEEDING DOWN THE ROAD AS A HUGE ARMORED
MAN IN A SKULL CAP THROWS A PUNCH AT AMERICAN DREAM JUST MISSING HER.
HE'S ONE OF HER ENEMIES KNOWN AS STEELSKULL
<Patriot> ::watches as goblin goes off after the truck:: Me too...
<AmericanDream> ::growls:: oh silly you..you missed..I wont::jump
kicks at his face::
<Star> Wait... my house is that way guys! ::points in the other
<Goblin> ::catches up to the side of the vehicle, watching them::
Ohhh... getting beat by a girl! ::grins::
<Star> ACTION> THE KICK BARELY PHASES SKULL, SEEMINGLY MAKING HIM
MADDER AS HIS STEEL-PLATED FACE SHOWS OFF HIS RED EYES
<IronMan> Well..I suppose Gobs can handle it, whatever it is..if
not, he'll radio us. ::Gestures to the others, to head the direction Star
<AmericanDream> ((hmmm...change of tactics..)) ::crouches
to the ground and roundhouse kicks at his feet::
<SteelSkull> You won't stop me this time! The viruses in this
truck will help the Red Skull Squad control this democratic idiocy called
<Patriot> ::glances at star, and heads down to where Star pointed::
<SteelSkull> Star> Umm... I mean... if we have to beat up bad guys...
<AmericanDream> how many times have we been through this Skull?
::smirks:: You'll fail, once again.
<SteelSkull> argh! ::falls on to his back and through the truck
<SteelSkull> ACTION> FIREBLASTS START FIRING FROM INSIDE THE TRUCK
AND AT DREAM
<AmericanDream> ::jumps down after him, trying to shift all her
weight into his chest as she lands on him::
<Patriot> ::smiles andshakes his head slightly::
<SteelSkull> oof! ::drops his rivet gun::
<Goblin> You two play.. ::speeds up to the front cab of the vehicle,
moving to the driver's side::
<SteelSkull> Star> ::watching the truck:: is that...?
<AmericanDream> ::looks around quickly at her opponents:: who's
<SteelSkull> Driver> What..??? ::sees Goblin and fires a gun at
<SteelSkull> ACTION> 3 HEAVILY ARMED MEN CHARGE DREAM
<IronMan> ::blinks, looking back at the truck:: What is it, Star?
<Patriot> is that... who?
<AmericanDream> ((I had to ask))::jumps straight up into the air::
<Goblin> Yikes! ::drops down low, tossing a stun bomb through the
window:: Hold this!
<Star> That looks like... Captain America...more...smaller though
<Star> ::looks at Patriot::
<Star> Driver> Argh! ::loses control of the the truck and swerves
it off the road towards the others::
<Star> It's going to crash into us!
<Fathom> ::races forward to slam himself into the car and try to
<AmericanDream> ::tries to grab the virus containers and jumps out
of the truck:: ((cant have this spilling everywhere and cant take
the time to take them out))
<Goblin> Oops.. ::grins, speeding after it::
<IronMan> :;Sighs, fingering his medallion:: Not if I can help it.
::Armors up, moving forward with Fathom to help stop it::
<Star> ACTION> THE TRUCK LOUDLY SLAMS INTO FATHOM WHO SEEMS TO BE
SLOWING IT DOWN AS IT PUSHES HIM SLOWLY FORWORD
<Star> ACTION> IRON MAN HELPS SLOW IT DOWN ALL THE WAY TO A STOP
<Star> ::blinks:: that was SO cool ::smiles::
<AmericanDream> ::crouches and wraps her fingers along the rim of
the roof and tries to jump out, covering the virus vials or whatever::
<Fathom> ::falls to his knees and gasps for breath::
<Star> ACTION> A MAN WITH A MACHINE GUN JUMPS OUT OF THE TRUCK AND
AIMS HIS GUN AT STAR
<AmericanDream> ((crap!))::uses her free hand to throw a disc at
the man's gun::
<Goblin> ::laughing slightly, circling around the truck towards
the man, blasting at him::
<Star> ACTION> THE DISC KNOCKS THE GUN LOOSE AS GOBLIN BLASTS THE
MAN DOWN INTO UNCONSCIOUSNESS
<IronMan> ::Flies in front of the man::
<Star> ::lip quivering a bit:: .....wow
<Star> ::gulps:: Never had a machine gun pointed at me
<AmericanDream> ((now back to business..))::jumps by Star:: you
<Patriot> ::glances back at Star:: You alright?
<Fathom> ::pullshimself up by holding onto the front of the truck::
<Star> ::astonished look:: uhh...uhh..
<Star> you're Captain America? ::blinks::
<IronMan> ::Looks down at the unconscious man:: Sheesh..Our reaction
times are getting better every day. ::Grins, glancing back at the others::
<AmericanDream> dont gawk girl. hold these::hands her the
<Goblin> ::does a backwards loop with his glider, disipating it
and walking towards them::
<Star> sure ::holds them:: what is it anyways? Blood?
<AmericanDream> dont let anything happen to them. deadly viruses..I've
got work to do
<Star> ::turns pale:: Say... what?
<Star> ::almost drops them:: eep!
<AmericanDream> ::nods quickly to Star and then runs at the truck::
((Skull cant be out of it..))
<Goblin> ::laughs more, jumping high up and reforming his glider::
<Patriot> ::flies back towards the truck, looking inside to see
it there is anyone else in there::
<Star> ACTION> STEELSKULL IS MISSING
<AmericanDream> ::looks around:: now for the factory..
<Star> ACTION> PATRIOT JUST FINDS UNCONSCIOUS MEN INSIDE
<IronMan> Whoa. Hold up, Kemosabe. ::Looks at American Dream:: ::Activates
his radio:: I'll get the bomb squad here in a jiffy, to contain those,
<Star> Wait... we can help!
<Star> We're ::looks at the others:: umm, Avengers ::smiles::
<AmericanDream> how's that?
<AmericanDream> Avengers? They were disbanded long ago.
<Goblin> I wanted the name to be Goblin and the Avengers.. but the
first part is rarely used
<Star> well... we're sorta new... ::smirks at Gobs::
<Patriot> ::lands a few feet away from the truck::
<AmericanDream> Anyways, follow me if you're coming
<Star> But you can use the help, right? ((She's WAY cool))
<Star> yippee! Let's go guys.. I gotta change into costume
<IronMan> ::Looks at American Dream:: Ya really need to start reading
the papers. We're back in business, better than ever. ::Grins, behind his
mask:: ::Hovers off the ground, with his jet boots, heading after AD::
<AmericanDream> ::while running:: Oh really? I havent
read much about you at all.
<Star> SCENE> A DARK DUNGEON IN LONDON WHERE CROSS AND FIRESTORM
WAIT INSIDE ALONE
<Star> ACTION> PAX LOOKS INSIDE FROM A STEEL PRISON DOOR AT
<Pax> Hungry yet? ::grins showing off his fangs::
<Cross> ::leans back against the opposite wall, looking around for
a way out::
<Firestorm> ::fidgets:: ((This is really starting to creep
<Cross> ::clenches his jaw:: What do you want with me? What's so
special about me?
<Pax> Oh... dear boy, you know I need your blood... you're a hybrid
which works in our favor
<Pax> and if you don't feed in half an hour... you'll die ::smiles
at Firestorm:: Looking tasty yet?
<Cross> ::averts his eyes from Firestorm:: I'd rather die than feed
like that. I am not a full vampire.
<Firestorm> Uhm. ::smiles and crunches herself further back in the
corner:: ((Okay, do I have permission to go hysterical yet?))
<Pax> you'll die soon enough anyways... just thought I'd make you
suffer as your mother made me suffer
<Cross> Where is my mom?
<Pax> ::grins:: Did you know that a man named Charles Xavier wanted
me to be an X-Man years ago? Called myself the Red King... but I
used my telepathic abilities for my own good... why help others?
Your mother put an end to that... she... cursed me with this vampirism
<Pax> and your mother is still missing... for now... I'll find her
<Pax> ::turns around and walks away:: Enjoy the rest of your short
<Cross> ::grins to himself:: Or maybe she'll find you. She's an
excellent hunter you know. Just like all my family.
<Pax> ::from further away:: I hope she tries.
<Pax> ACTION> CROSS FEELS A HARSH PAIN ALL OF A SUDDEN FROM LACK
<Cross> ::winces and closes his eyes, sliding down to the floor::
<Firestorm> ::chewing on her lip:: Sooo... now what do we do? ::experimentally
tries forming a small plasma sphere::
<Pax> ACTION> FIRESTORM CAN'T SEEM TO ACCESS HER POWERS STILL
<Cross> Now... we wait ::sighs::
<Firestorm> Wait... right... ::looks around::
<Firestorm> ...For what?
<Cross> ::opens his eyes only part way and looks at her:: For me
to die or for him to kill me.
<Firestorm> ...I don't think i want to wait for that... ::stands
up and walks to the front of the cell, examining the door::
<Pax> SCENE> IN A DARKENED PLACE MIASMA WAITS AROUND AS SINISTER
GRINS AT HER
<Sinister> So, getting used to nothingness my dear?
<Miasma> ::Wears an impassive face and stares into the darkness.::
Just fine here...
<Sinister> After all... escape is impossible from here.
<Sinister> ::grins:: good.
<Sinister> I must compy, I'm surprised my failure lasted this long.
I thought Eve would at the very least have finished you off first.
<Miasma> I kinda figured. After all you wouldn't be bothering me
if it was possible... Eve? ::Glances at him blankly.:: You know me?
<Sinister> ::laughs:: know you? I helped create you my dear,
<Sinister> And now... you'll be here forever.
<Sinister> ACTION> A FAINT MATCH NOISE IS HEARD AS IT LIGHTS UP
A CIGARETTE OF A MAN WATCHING THEM
<Miasma> Create me? ::Narrows her eyes.:: What in the hell do you
mean by that?
<Sinister> JohnBlaze> Wouldn't listen to him, Mia... he's not real.
<JohnBlaze> He's just here... you're great subconscious fear...
to keep you locked away in this prison.
<Miasma> .... My fear? I can't even remember the guy... of course
that's why it's called subconcious I guess... ::Frowns slightly to herself.::
<JohnBlaze> ::reaches her hand out:: Come with me and we'll blow
this place huh? ::puffs some smoke::
<Miasma> ::Smiles slightly hopefuly then frowns quickly, remembering
the others.:: Can... Can I trust you?
<JohnBlaze> ::creates a portal with a wave with his other hand::
we have to help your friends before it's too late... and some advice...
dying really bites... don't do it ::grins::
<JohnBlaze> you can trust me
<Miasma> ::Smiles slightly and takes his hand.:: Right.
<JohnBlaze> ACTION> BLAZE AND MIASMA EXIT THROUGH THE PORTAL
<JohnBlaze> SCENE> BACK IN D.C. THE COSTUMED A-NEXT WITH AMERICAN
DREAM ARE SCOUTING A FACTORY OF SOME SORTS
<IronMan> So, what do we know about this place? ::Looks around::
<Goblin> ::juggles a trio of pumpkin bombs:: So who and what's inside?
<Star> it's... grey
<AmericanDream> ::pulls out her high tech scopes and eyes the building::
<Fathom> and filthy... ::coughs::
<Star> ACTION> A FEW GUARDS ARE WALKING AROUND THE ENTRANCE
<AmericanDream> shhh...::sharply, then loads new discs into her
<Star> ACTION> THE TEAM HEARS FOOTSTEPS BEHIND THEM
<Goblin> ::makes a little cat hiss noise at her and absorbs all
the bombs but one, turning around quickly::
<IronMan> ::Turns, raising his hands and charging his repulsors::
<Star> ACTION> TITAN AND A NEW-COMER (AFTERBURN) FREEZE IN THEIR
<Star> Big guy! ::hugs him:: I thought you were long gone!
<AmericanDream> ((God..)) quiet!
<Titan> Good to see you alert TinMan ::smirks::
<Star> oh... sorry
<Goblin> ::smirks, popping the bomb up and spinning it on the tip
of his finger:: Welcome back.. ::glances back at the building::
<Star> uhh.. who's this?
<IronMan> ::Shakes his head:: Titan..Where have YOU been?
<AmericanDream> now then. we attack as a group.
<Star> ::looks at Afterburn:: New guy?
<Titan> ::motions to afterburn:: Don't be shy.
<Star> ::looks back at Dream:: right
<Goblin> ::yawns, grabbing the bomb with his other hand::
<IronMan> ::Makes his voice come over the recievers only:: Right.
Let's hit 'em.
<Star> ACTION> A GROUP OF SOLDIERS CLICK THEIR GUNS AND POINT THEM
AT A-NEXT AS THE APPEAR BEHIND THEM
<Star> Soldiers> Freeze!
<Goblin> ::smiles, tossing his bomb behind his back::
<Titan> ::sighs:: How cliche ::shakes his head::
<Fathom> ::melts into a puddle of water::
<Star> ACTION> THE BOMB CAUSES A BIG BOOM WHICH CAUSES TINIER BOOMS
AND BLASTS AS THE SOLDIERS START FIRING
<IronMan> ::Turns and fires a round of low grade repulsors at the
men:: Not about to quick draw me..
<AmericanDream> ::rolls her eyes and aims all her discs at the men
<Star> ::squeaks and jumps behind IronMan::
<Goblin> ::flips back, forming the glider and speed over the soldiers
upsidedown, send a barrage of blasts down at them in passing::
<Star> ACTION> THE DISCS KNOCK SOME OF A COUPLE OF THE MEN OUT
<Goblin> ::barrels at the entrance, moving down low and follows
Star in:: 'scuse me!
<Star> ACTION> THE BLAST BARELY SCRATCHES THE SURFACE
<Star> What's up Greenie?
<AmericanDream> god..::runs after Star:: There's a difference between
initiative and getting yourself killed:
<Fathom> ::toss another soldier into the air and then turns to follow
<Afterburn> ::looks around:: Ugh, not much of a welcome
<Star> ACTION> A MASSIVE HAND GRABS STAR AROUND HER HEAD AND SLAMS
IT INTO A WALL HARD KNOCKING HER OUT
<AmericanDream> NO! ::growls at CB:: bastard
<Goblin> ::hurls a bomb at the attacker:: Now now now!
<IronMan> ...Now that's some high quality armor..::Frowns:: To stop
my repulsors..this has to be one important factory..::Goes low, and heads
after Star and Gobs:: Uhm..I think we found the welcoming committee
<Crossbones> You not welcome here. ::flexes his huge arms::
<AmericanDream> So you smack around kids?
<Crossbones> ::growls at Dream::
<AmericanDream> ::rolls her eyes:: grow up, Arnold..
<IronMan> I've got him! ::Flies forward, hand outstretched as he
tries to slam his fist into Crossbones' jaw::
<AmericanDream> Big you may be, coordinated, you're not..::winces::
((Dumb move tin man..))
<Goblin> ::groans:: Blah blah blah... ::hops off his glider, moving
towards Star:: Wakey wakey, girl?
<Afterburn> ::looks at Crossbones then shakes his head:: You piece
of trash, you hit a girl, didn't your parents ever teach you to not hit
a girl ::growls::
<Crossbones> ACTION> THE BLOW BARELY MOVES CROSSBONES AS HE PICKS
UP IRON MAN ANDD THROWS HIM INTO A WALL HARD
<Titan> ::shrinks down to bugsize and precedes furthe rinto the
<AmericanDream> noone attack until I say so!
<Crossbones> ACTION> STAR DOESN'T SEEM TO BE MOVING AT ALL
<IronMan> Oof! ::slides down the wall, groaning and putting a hand
to his head::
<AmericanDream> ::looks over her shoulder:: Is she ok?
<Fathom> ::cringes:: ((that had to hurt))
<Crossbones> ACTION> TITAN SEEMS TO FIND A HUGE VAT OF A RED CHEMICAL...
AND A WOMAN IN A RED COWL
<Goblin> Problem.. umm.. Robot... don't have pulses umm... ::thinks::
<Afterburn> ::tries to gather atmospheric heat into his body::
<Fathom> ::stands behind AmericanDream::
<Afterburn> ::tries to rechannel the heat into a blast, and fires
it at cross bones::
<AmericanDream> I said..DONT ATTACK!
<Crossbones> ACTION> THE BLAST SEERS INTO CROSSBONES MAKING HIM
CRY OUT MORE IN ANGER THAN PAIN
<Titan> ::positions himself behind crimson cowl and returns to normal::
Excuse me miss, would that happen to be a lethal biotoxin?
<AmericanDream> ((This is what I get for working with amuteurs..))
<Afterburn> ::Scratches his head:: This dude just beat up 2 of our
teammates and we aren't gonna fight him??
<AmericanDream> Attacking him with no tactics leads to you eating
<Goblin> ::stands up, grinning madly and walking towards Crossbone::
You guys go.. ::starts laughing, getting more and more intense::
<Crossbones> Cowl> What? ::looks down:: Who are you? ::pulls
out a sword::
<Crossbones> Argh! ::covers his ears:: Hurts!
<AmericanDream> ::shoots Gobs a glance:: what about the girl?
<Titan> ::smirks:: How classic ::tries to foot sweep the cowl::
<Goblin> Get her and go or you get it just as bad! ::laughs louder,
hopping onto his glider::
<Crossbones> Cowl> Leaps over it easily and side-kicks Titan, knocking
the air out of him::
<Afterburn> ::looks at star, then at IM, then at Dream, and then
shakes his head::
<AmericanDream> ::runs, grabbing Star and darts past CB::
<Crossbones> ::falls to his knees::
<Goblin> ::laugh turns hysteric, forming a highly explosive bomb
and hurling it at CB, trying to send him through the wall::
<Star> ::stirs a little:: that... really hurt... ::groans::
<Titan> Ooof ::holds his sides:: Score one for the home team. .
::looks to the vat:: ((Intense heat should destroy it))
<AmericanDream> stay still girl. ::looks at Afterburn:: help
<Star> Cowl> ::looks at Titan:: I know what you're thinking...
and it's highly explosive.
<Afterburn> ::runs to IM and tries to help him up::
<Star> Cowl> Pym. You shouldn't have come here.
<IronMan> ::Shakes his head, sitting up and clearing his head::
No..I got it..Big man's gonna pay for that. ::Lets loose a repulsor blast
dead on at Crossbones' stomach::
<Titan> This place wouldn't happen to have a self destruct?
<Goblin> ::reaches forward and grabs CB by the throat, trying to
hurl him into the wall, still laughing, losing control::
<Star> ACTION> TITAN FEELS HIMSELF BEING LIFTED FROM BEHIND
<AmericanDream> ::shakes her head:: hurry up people, no time
<Afterburn> ::turns around and looks at CB::
<Star> ACTION> A FLAMING GIRL WITH HER ARMS NORMAL DROPS HIM FROM
20 FEET UP
<Star> Pyre> you heard the lady, loser
<IronMan> Christ..He's gonna kill him! ::Flies up and forward, trying
to seperate Gobs and CB:: Gobs..don't do it!
<Titan> What the?! ::quickly grows to cushion the blow::
<AmericanDream> ::runs down the hallway and fires discs at Pyre
as they run in, and then at CC:: suprise!
<Star> ACTION> CROSSBONES IS STILL CONSCIOUS HOLDING HIS EARS
<Afterburn> ::blinks:: What in... ((i though i was the only fire-dude
in these parts))
<Star> Cowl> ::surprised:: What... no... I didn't expect this
<Star> Cowl> Stop. We have things under control.
<AmericanDream> ::tries to slam into Cowl as hard as she can:: I
dont think so!
<Goblin> Move it!! ::speeds over him, hurling a trio of bombs at
Crossbones:: Come on!!
<Star> ACTION> PYRE LANDS NEXT TO COWL
<Star> ACTION> COWL IS KNOCKED DOWN AND SHE QUICKLY GETS BACK TO
HER FEET AND AIMS HER HAND AT DREAM
<Star> Cowl> Fool! You don't even know who I am!
<AmericanDream> ::tries to grasp her hand and press it sharply::
A fool by any means
<Star> ACTION> COWL REMOVES HER MASK REVEALING LONG LAVENDER HAIR
AND A COLD GAZE OF JESSICA STARK
<Afterburn> ::channels heat and tries to blast it at pyre:: Bring
it on, we'll see who the best fireball is in these parts
<Star> ACTION> PYRE ABSORBS THE HEAT
<Star> Pyre> Nice try, Rook.
<AmericanDream> You idiot! ::backhands Jess::
<Titan> Stark? Why am I not surprised?
<Afterburn> ::shakes his head:: ((damnit how'd i know this was gona
<Goblin> ::tosses one move bomb back at CB, then speeds to join
the others, still laughing::
<Star> Jess> Blocks the backhand and holds her arm in a painful
angle:: My team have been trailing the real Cowl. Pyre was my backup.
You almost ruined everything by attacking Crossbones and SteelSkull.
<Star> ACTION> CROSSBONES FALLS OVER IN UNCONSCIOUSNESS
<AmericanDream> What are you playing at Stark?! ::jerks her
<IronMan> ::Frowns, landing over near Jess:: Your "team"? Lemme
guess..our replacements. ::Frowns behind his mask::
<Star> Jess> Pyre. Time to go. Radio the rest of the
Champions. We have to meet up with our new recruit, Marvel, soon.
<Afterburn> ::scratches his head:: What do you two want? I definately
dont think we've met
<Star> Jess> ::glances at Titan:: Hardly... the Champions are better.
<Star> Jess> ::looks at Stark for a bit and looks away as she walks
<Star> Jess> Pyre. Let's go.
<Afterburn> ::has a clueless look on his face and walks over towards
<Star> ACTION> PYRE AND JESS LEAVE WITH SOME DOCUMENTS
<Star> Pyre> ::sneers at A-Next and leaves with Jess::
<AmericanDream> ::shakes her head and slams her fist into the wall::
<Goblin> ::falls off his glider before getting to the others, laughing
too hard:: C-c-c-an't stop!! ::cries out, turning around and jets back
out the entrance::
<Star> That was...different
<Star> ::looks at Dream:: So going to stay around Cap?
<Star> ::cuts start to heal on her head::
<AmericanDream> ::looks at Star for a moment, then lowers her head
and pulls out a com device, to contact SHIELD::
<Goblin> ::jumps off the glider, rolling along the ground outside
and holding his head, trying to stop::
<IronMan> ::Turns seeing Gobs, flying out:: Terrific..someone wanna
go after him, or should I?
<Star> uhh... you should do it Shellhead
<Star> ::gets up to her feet shakenly:: you ok Gills?
<IronMan> ::Flies after Gobs:: Gobs..::Crouches next to him:: Are
<Star> Can things get any weirder?
<AmericanDream> ::looks up from her com unit:: Champions..
<Star> SHIELD Com> You rang boss?
<AmericanDream> Let me talk to my mother. ::eyes the com person::
<Star> SHIELD Com> She's not here right now.
<Goblin> ::jumps back, landing in on his glider a few yards back::
Back off Robo!
<Star> oh... I'm feeling a disturbance in the force.
<AmericanDream> Do me a favor then..find all the info you can on
<Star> SHIELD com> Yes ma'am
<AmericanDream> Contact me as soon as you pull up accurate info.
Agent Carter out.
<Star> SCENE> A DARK ROOM WHERE CROSS IS HOOKED UP TO A STRANGE
MACHINE WHICH IS PUMPING BLOOD INTO A COFFIN OF SORTS WHILE FIRESTORM IS
CHAINED TO A NEARBY WALL
<Star> ACTION> PAX AND EQUINOX WATCH THE PROCESS
<Firestorm> eww.... ewwewwewweww ::trails off into a sort of chant,
halfheartedly trying to slip her hands out of the chains::
<Cross> ::concentrates and tries pulling the stuffed hooked up to
him out of him::
<Pax> ACTION> BOTH CROSS AND FIRESTORM SEEM TO BE STUCK IN THE BONDS
<Pax> How's the slow death, Cross!
<Pax> ACTION> EQUINOX HAS A PAINED LOOK ON HIS FACE
<Cross> ::smirks weakly:: Feels pretty good... how about you give
it a go? As soon as my mom arrives you will, I'm sure.
<Pax> ::smiles:: I don't think so.. almost time for our lord to
<Pax> ACTION> MIASMA BURSTS FROM EQUINOX'S CLOAK
<Firestorm> y'know this is really sick, man, they lock people up
for stuff like this... ::eyes Pax:: Exactly why are you doin' this
again? Nevermind... I don't wanna kn--Miasma!
<Cross> ::laughs:: Your lord? You're not even a true vampire!
<Pax> Shut... what???
<Pax> ::looks at Miasma in shock as Equinox falls over in pain from
<Cross> Mia... destroy the coffin!
<Pax> ACTION> A BLAST FREE'S FIRESTORM FROM HER BONDS AS VIXEN JUMPS
OVER TO FREE CROSS
<Firestorm> ::stumbles forward, rubbing her wrists, then aims a
blast at Pax::
<Miasma> Right... ::Metamorphs her hand into a steel spike and dashes
to the coffin, smashing the spike in the middle of it.::
<Pax> Vixen> I'll get you out of there sweetheart...hold on... ::pulls
him out of his bonds::
<Pax> ACTION> ALL OF THEM START TO FEEL A GREAT PAIN AS PAX TELEPATHICALLY
<Pax> I was so close!
<Cross> ::grins:: I know you'd show up... an old friend of yours
wants to get reaquainted... ungh... ::nods to Pax::
<Pax> ACTION> VIXEN DROPS HER CROSSBOW AS SHE GRABS HER HEAD
<Miasma> ::Smiles sweetly towards Pax as she rips the spike out.::
I'll be glad to get you out of your misery... ::Winces slightly at the
the telepathic attack and kneels.::
<Pax> ACTION> FIRESTORM FEELS HER POWERS SLOWLY RETURNING THROUGH
<Cross> ::stumbles to the floor, groaning::
<Pax> I will... kill all of you!
<Pax> ::grabs Firestorm by her throat::
<Pax> But you will die first
<Cross> ::gets to his feet slowly:: Let her go... she has no part
in this. ::slightly weak::
<Pax> ACTION> THE CROSSBOW IS LAYING RIGHT IN FRONT OF CROSS AS
THE PAIN INCREASES
<Miasma> ::Starts to charges at Pax, aiming at the back of his head.::
((I don't want to kill him but he can't harm anyone else... Stay still...he's
<Miasma> ::Stops in mid stride.::
<Pax> Too bad your blood is tainted by your mutantcy ::growls at
Firestorm as he squeezes::
<Cross> ::dives for the crossbow and tries firing it at Pax's leg::
<Pax> ACTION> THE ARROW HITS PAX IN HIS SIDE AND HE LETS GO OF FIRESTORM
AND HIS TELEPATHIC HOLD ON THEM
<Pax> Argh! ::grabs the arrow::
<Pax> Vixen> the heart!
<Cross> ::fires another arrow at Pax's heart:: Time to die
<Pax> Vixen> I taught you to shoot better than that, dear
<Firestorm> Ow ::rubs her throat and scrambles away from Pax::
<Pax> ::gasps as he falls over and turns to dust:: Noooooo...ooo..oo...
<Pax> ACTION> PAX IS GONE AS EQUINOX TELEPORTS AWAY INTO HIS CLOAK
<Cross> So you did... ::drops the crossbow then collapses::
<Miasma> ::Nods slightly and then turns with a slight smile as Equinox
<JohnBlaze> Good job... though bringing Vixen would help out.
<Miasma> I've should of asked eariler... how did you surrive that
<JohnBlaze> ::casts a spell and Cross feels himself rejuvinated::
There ya go young fellow... you looked hungry ::smiles::
<JohnBlaze> ::grins:: Immortalilty... means I can smoke more atleast.
<Cross> ::stands up slowly, brushing off:: Thanks
<JohnBlaze> and you guys have to get back to your team... I can
see... something big coming up. Can't tell you though.
<JohnBlaze> Maybe the end of everything... ::walks away and slowly
fades away as a portal opens on the other side of the room:: Good luck,
<Miasma> ::Metamorphs her hand back to normal.:: Understood. It's
better to find out yourself about things like this...
<JohnBlaze> Vixen> ::slightly sad look on her face:: Wish we could
talk longer Alex...
<Miasma> ::Sighs, tosses a nod towards Cross and Firestorm and heads
on first into the portal.::
<Vixen> But, you have a team to get back to... your friends ::smiles::
I'm so proud of you..
<Vixen> ::hugs him:: and if you don't write I'm hunting you down,
got it? ::smiles::
<Cross> ::frowns:: You have to go already? ::hugs back:: Got it.
<Vixen> ::glances at Firestorm:: and... you have to tell me about
your "friend" sometime ::grins:: byebye..
<Cross> ::blushes slightly:: Bye
<Vixen> ACTION> THEY ENTER THE PORTAL AND LEAVE WHILE VIXEN ALSO
LEAVES...NOBODY NOTICING A SLIGHT SHUFFLING UNDER THE BROKEN COFFEN.
<Vixen> *********END SIM********